Sarah Palin, the reality TV “star” who years ago ran to her Facebook bunker to hide from the mainstream media’s mean, gotcha questions about what she reads, mocked the wife of the man who beat her and her running mate 6 years ago for using social media to try to raise awareness of a cause.
Politico reported on Palin’s mocking “the Obama administration for using “hashtagging tweets” as foreign policy, likely jab at First Lady Michelle Obama’s photo lamenting the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolchildren.” FLOTUS tweeted the pic out with the hashtag “#BringBackOurGirls”. But Mrs. Obama also gave a moving weekly address about this issue on Mother’s Day weekend, which is more than Sarah Palin did.
Palin’s Facebook screed reads in part as follows (mind the spittle):
OBAMA TWITTERING TEETERS TOWARDS CHAOS
This photo says it all about the Obama administration’s reliance on junior high-like tweets and tickles in place of a foreign policy rooted in peace through strength. Diplomacy via Twitter is the lazy, ineffectual, naïve, and insulting way for America’s leaders to deal with major national and international issues. It’s embarrassing. Under Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton’s State Department repeatedly refused to recognize Boko Haram as terrorists despite their conventional, predictable Islamic terrorist rants, training, and mission. Now, in a life or death situation, nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian girls are in the hands of these terrorists awaiting rescue.
And what is the Obama administration’s weapon of choice in this battle for these young girls’ lives? Hashtagging tweets on social media! I kinda-sorta doubt a tweet will intimidate the kidnappers much. So, if you’re going to jump in and do something about these Islamic terrorists at all, then do it right, do it firmly, and kick their ass.
Don’t tell Ms Palin, but the Obama administration got bin Laden, so they know how to “kick their ass.” This is apparently how Right wing Christians demonstrate their Christ-ness, by using curse words to hungrily urge on war, death and destruction while showing their failure to love their country unless they are in charge. Role models!
And don’t tell Sarah Palin, but Boko Haram was named to the terror watch list in November 2013. So sad, but she can’t blame Hillary Clinton for this one. This will go way over the heads of the folks who think their opinions are equal to the expertise of scientists and doctors, but there are reasons why we didn’t designate Boko Haram as terrorist organization. One such reason was explained by Howard LaFranchi at the Christian Science Monitor:
In a letter to Clinton, the 24 specialists – including a former US ambassador to Nigeria – argued that designating Boko Haram might encourage the group to redirect its focus and start targeting US and Western interests. Listing Boko Haram also entailed risks for the US, the scholars argued, because it would have the effect of associating the US more closely with the counterterrorism campaign of the Nigerian government, which international human rights groups had faulted for being carried out with summary executions and little regard for civilian rights.
Of course, as Republicans know all too well, placing someone on the terror watch and getting them are two different things. See their failed attempt to get bin Laden for the entirety of Bush’s two terms.
Politico noted, “The Facebook post is accompanied by a photo of an unidentified man, whom Palin calls a “patriot,” pictured holding up a sign of various derisive Twitter hashtags such as “#HashtagsWillNotBringYourGirlsBack” and “#StopLazyInternetActivism.”
Yeah, stop that “lazy” Internet activism and do something real like Palin does — like demanding money for a PAC that you spend mostly on yourself. Now that’s how the “unlazy” accomplish things. Wake up, Mr. President! The world of Facebook and reality TV awaits you.
The media needs to catch on that Palin isn’t even interesting in her bitterness anymore. She is way behind the ball on this one, as conservatives have been hee-hawing it up over the kidnapped girls for days now, even though they were kidnapped on April 16th, in Nigeria, by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. They use the kidnapped girls to “prove” that Obama is a racist, they use the kidnapped girls to “prove” that Obama sucks at foreign policy, they use the kidnapped girls to make themselves feel better about being losers.
Naturally, the Biggest Loser of All, Sarah Palin, whose own state hates her, jumped on this Fail Train to Nowhere too late to be of any use to the hate mongers.
Palin, who weighed in on Syria with this “”LET ALLAH SORT IT OUT ‘So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?'”, didn’t know the difference between North and South Korea as she was running for VP. She didn’t know why we were in Iraq. She thought Africa was a country.
GET OVER IT, media. This wasn’t foreign policy criticism. The GOP’s pit bull was never and never will be a political voice. She was at best the voice of GOP populism, and at worst, the voice that brought us her delusional blood libel whine.
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