Thursday, October 23, 2008

12 Days to Go or Will I Have to Move to Denmark?

I usually try to post happy things, funny things, pretty things, silly things. In fact, I had a very happy post ready to go today. However, today is my day off and I decided to watch a few DVRed episodes of The Daily Show. And there went the happy post.

Every day I am more and more convinced that Sarah Palin is such a bad choice for VP. I try to think that, although I don't like John McCain's politics, he is (or was) a good person who believes he is doing the right thing but the more I see of Sarah Palin, the more I can't even say that anymore. And this isn't just because I question her intelligence, doubt her experience level, can't stand the way she talks, and am sick of her hypocrisy. It's because I honestly think that she is bad for the country. Her recent comments about "real Americans", "pro-America people" and other things like that are exactly what this country does not need. We don't need it ever but especially not right now. We are facing economic and environmental crises. We need to work together.

Which is why I had to put the other post on hold and share these clips of Palin's recent interviews which are so disturbing and disgusting, so truly UN-AMERICAN that I am worried about what may happen on Nov 4, but even more terrified of what might happen for the next 4 years if she has any say in it. To quote one of the comments from the video site, "I thought the U in USA stood for United, does it now stand for Unequal."


Sara said...

I KNOW!!!! Since when was being "pro-America" reserved only for the ultra right wing christian conservatives? To quote Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers, "really?"

chelsea said...


Take-a-Wipf said...

Yes, how more devisive could you get than telling a group of small town America that they are generaly "pro-America". What we need is someone that will tell rural America that they are bitter and just clinging to guns and religion. That's what will bring us all together.

D'Arcy said...

I echo Jon...what the pf***

As a side note, on NPR today (or KUER?) there was a discussion about whether or not the LDS religion would keep Californians from getting married. It was pretty interesting. An LDS bishop got on to comment and the radio show host asked where the LDS people believe that gay people fit in in Heaven. He said, "There are no gay people in heaven." Which clearly translates to "They all go to hell?" I don't know...hope I just didn't open a can of worms on your blog, but man, sometimes, humanity is so irrational it kills me.

I'm a fake American though, so what do I know.

Take-a-Wipf said...

Talk about what the pf***. You are all jumping to conclusions that are most likely not true. When Palin said small town Americans were real Americans doesn't mean she is also saying that big city Americans aren't. It does make for a funny comedy sketch on TV though. To say that there will be no gay people in haven is like saying there will be no diabetics in haven. Both will be made perfect in the resurection. So you're jumping to conculsions to say that all gay people will go to hell. Now that could also bring up a can of worms for some to say that they will no longer be homosexual.

D'Arcy said...

Obviously that is what Palin meant...but what she means and how it comes across keep turning out to be two VERY different things...comedy writers around the world are thanking her.

And, I guess you would have to believe that everyone believed in your idea of "perfection" ...I know many gays, Jews, feminists and several other people who don't want to meet the Christian standard of "perfect" and who wouldn't want to change just because of the resurrection. They believe they are fine just as they are.

And I think the public would have to jump to that conclusion from the wording of the LDS commentator. I sincerely hope that there are lots of happy, contented gay people in heaven...and diabetics.

d.Sharp said...

Proud 'fake American here - Ansley thank you for your comment, so well put.

How much "more divisive can you get?"

Alluding to your opponent as 'palling around with terrorists' in a post 9/11 America. Your opponent is not white and you are aware of the whisper campaign that claims he is a muslim, and you not only infer a connection to "terrorists" {notice that Palin uses the plural}
you claim "he doesn't see America like you and I see America." You attack his character rather than his policies, frame him as the Other, knowing you can drive a wedge right where some uncomfortable notions about race resides in many people's minds.

Stepping down from the soap box now.

Marie said...

David Brooks of the NY Times has said repeatedly that the last couple months of any election are not worth paying attention to. Rarely does anything important get said, and everyone turns juvenile. I've seen it from both sides of this campaign, and of course if you're on the losing side (or are perceived as the loser), your appealing-to-the-lowest-common-denominator antics must become more pronounced than those of the perceived winner. I've carefully followed the race up until now, but now I'm just turning off the TV when the campaign surfaces. If you're undecided at this point, it's very unlikely that anything said by either campaign in these last couple months is going to give you any substantive basis for making your decision. Maybe go back and look at footage from earlier in the race.