Sarah Palin turned the Iowa Freedom Summit into her personal whine fest Saturday as she complained about being abandoned by her party while she was crucified by the media over her dog.
They’re howling through the press, you know, ‘cruelty to animals, Sarah Palin. Which surprised me considering what it does that Joni does to those poor defenseless really great tasting Iowa hogs. Yeah, not to mention what the president admitted to doing to those innocent Indonesian puppies.
Nothing like a little ethnocentrism from an ethnic nationalist: eating dog meat is a cultural thing, Sarah, among non-Muslims in countries like Indonesia, Korea, China, and elsewhere (hint: this proves Obama is not a Muslim).
Standing on dogs is not.
She lamented that “the media crucified us, but we’re getting used to that.”
And we are getting used to your self-victimization, Sarah, don’t worry. We’ll always be here for you.
But hey, Palin says she knows how to beat Hillary! Accuse her of a bunch of stuff!
Knowing what the media will do throughout 2016 to all of us, it’s going to take more than a village to beat Hillary…We the people, we realize that this is war, as I say, it is war for the solvency, the sovereignty of the United States of America. And we don’t sit on our thumbs this next time when one of our own is being crucified and falsely accused of whatever the hip activation of the day happens to be, right? Racism, sexism, whatever. Really, it’s kind of Orwellian observing how that works, that rule of Saul Alinsky’s I suppose, that the left employs. Disgusting charges from the left. You know, reverse them. It is they who point a finger who don’t realize they have triple that number of fingers pointing right back at them, revealing that they are the ones who really discriminate and divide.
Oh boy. Her inability to do the math aside…We know Palin hasn’t entirely given up the dream of holding office and you can hear that in her words about 2016. Where were her defenders, she is asking.
The fact is, of course, the media is overly soft on Palin. They handle her with kid gloves, and always have. Heck, the Today Show even now, at the low point of her career, let Palin get away with blaming animal cruelty on President Obama of all people. If she got half the criticism she deserved, she’d go into hiding and never come out.
Hilariously, she claimed that liberals are the ones who “shackle women to the good old boys running Washington.” Has she seen who controls the House and Senate? Has she noticed that out of 41 committee chairs, 41 of them went to white people – only three of them – three out of 41, to women?
Has she noticed our president is black? Hardly an example of a “good old boy.”
Palin apparently doesn’t know what “good old boys” means. The GOP has nothing like Elizabeth Warren or Nancy Pelosi. Sarah Palin is nothing like Elizabeth Warren or Nancy Pelosi.
And you have to wonder where Palin has been these past couple of years while her party does everything in its power to demonize Hillary Clinton, blaming her for Benghazi. Calling her too old. Pretty much every insult that can be made has been made, every name that can be called has been called.
And still Hillary crushes all resistance like a Borg cube. Resistance is futile. Palin is right to fear her. But wrong to think she can insult her into defeat.
Once again, Republicans don’t realize that they are their own worst enemies. Supporting an agenda that hurts more Americans than it helps is no way to get votes. Attacking women, attacking blacks, attacking Latinos, attacking gays and lesbians, attacking atheists and humanists, is no way to attract votes.
And the Iowa Republicans in the audience, laughing with and clapping for Sarah Palin, haven’t figured out why they won’t be the ones choosing the next president of the United States.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.