Poor Sarah. I’m considering starting a Palin Actin’ Badly section at Politicususa, because every day the quitter gives us another moment to mourn the epic failure of the current public education system.
Today, Palin must have been high on her Tea Party video release, and full of that dangerous combination of arrogance and incompetence, took to twitter to tell the Left off. However, I don’t need to tell you that in the process of this she revealed her utter ignorance — a fact which Keith Olbermann was kind enough to point out to the Tea Party leader.
The Paranoiac (aka:Fox) News contributor and quitter of her job as Governor Sarah Palin was clearly confused when she tweeted:
“With all the talk from the Left re: who funds Tea Party Americans, one might point out the Left’s “tea party” is Acorn, funded by Fed Govt ” about 5 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®
To which Keith Olbermann responded:
“RT @SarahPalinUSA… the Left’s “tea party” is Acorn, funded by Fed Govt /Gov: we know you’re clueless but ACORN, slandered, disbanded 4/1″ about 3 hours ago via Twittelator
“RT @SarahPalinUSA … the Left’s “tea party” is Acorn, funded by Fed Govt /Later I’ll explain to you what “disbands” means” about 3 hours ago via Twittelator
I guess no one warned Keith about the Palinbots, because before you could sneeze, they were filling in his inbox with angry tweets about their revised version of reality. Keith attempted to kindly educate one of the bots:
“RT @Sean_for_3 @KeithOlbermann How were they slandered? /surely by now you know the O’Keefe tapes were doctored & ACORN called cops on him” about 3 hours ago via Twittelator
“RT @Sean_for_3 @KeithOlbermann How were they slandered? /oh and the part about Fox treating then like they were a bigger threat than Iran” about 3 hours ago via Twittelator
“RT @Sean_for_3 @KeithOlbermann How were they slandered? /& bs that they filed fake voter lists when in fact they were SOLD fake voter lists” about 3 hours ago via Twittelator
and a new one:
“@SheafferHistory they hired employees who defrauded THEM; meaning to your petite mind that THEY were perpetrators. In fact they were victims” about 2 hours ago via Twittelator
Keith had to give up his brave attempt to educate the Tea Partiers in order to get ready for his show (he hasn’t quit his job) on the evil MSNBC where Teapublicans don’t dare go lest someone pitch them a hard, fast one.
Sarah Palin thinks ACORN is the “Tea Party” of the Left, even though a) Acorn has been disbanded and b) being funded by the federal government to advocate for poor people is not the same thing as being funded by two Bircher Brothers driving a faux populist movement that is being tricked into voting against its own best financial interests.
She then tried to claim via twitter that the Tea Party is not “one” party but the will of the people. Maybe she forgot how she told the Tea Party to vote Republican? And speaking of the will of the people, Ms Palin, the people spoke on November 4, 2008. Why is Palin trying so hard to overthrow the will of the American people with her transparently false tales of fear?
The real question here is whether Sarah Palin truly believes the paranoid, anti-poor (and clearly dog whistle racism) rhetoric she spews or if she is cynically using a dead organization as a boogeyman to scare her bots.
Palin is the expert divider – just look what she has done to the GOP with the Tea Party, so this strategy of setting up enemies to position herself against comes to her intuitively. If I were taking bets, I’d go with Palin not knowing that ACORN is no longer in business. Because, you know, she doesn’t keep up with politics or read stuff and she also knows that it won’t matter to her bots because they also don’t read. They get their news from her twitter feed and Fox.
But then, I’m sure Palin engaged in high-fallutin’ gloating after she and her Paranoiacs at Fox killed ACORN based on lies. One wonders how she could have forgotten so quickly such a victory. I’m afraid things don’t always settle on the side of sanity within her mind and that instead, she is led by her rabid instinct for propelling herself forward over the bodies of others — an instinct that does not rely upon reality, facts or knowledge.
Keith’s valiant efforts to educate Ms Palin will be in vain and indeed, as no good deed goes unpunished, Keith will find himself deluged by willfully ignorant, angry Palin fans for weeks, demanding to know how Keith could possibly believe that ACORN, the anti-christ, is not working secretly to bring down Bubba.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder/ editor-in-chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
Sarah hosts Politicus News and co-hosts Politicus Radio. Her analysis has been featured on several national radio, television news programs and talk shows, and print outlets including Stateside with David Shuster, as well as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Wire, CNN, MSNBC, The Week, The Hollywood Reporter, and more.
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