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Old 09-03-2010, 07:43 PM   #421
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"Narcisstic" is a polite word for what that article shows Sarah to be. Ho. Ly. Crap. If even half of the stuff about her is true, and if Wasilla's residents, and the people of Alaska at large, are that nervous about speaking up about her, I despise her even more now (and feel really bad for Alaskans in the process).

That Monseur lady sounds like a real charmer, too. I'm alternately disturbed by and oddly curious about this C4P blog. Won't post on it, god, no (I clearly wouldn't last, anyway, as it seems), but I may check it out just to see it with my own eyes.

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She’s glad to be here with the people of Independence, Missouri, “where so many of you proudly cling to your guns and your religion”—the first laughline in a 40-minute stump speech that alludes to many of the perceived insults she and her audience have suffered together
Ahaha. Yeah. That's hilarious, that is.

It's an "insult" to point out that some people are disturbingly overzealous in their love of both? To point out the slight hypocrisy in religious people even owning guns in the first place? News to me.

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Palin waves her scribbled-on palm to the crowd, proclaiming that she’s using “the poor man’s teleprompter.”
*Sigh* This is irritating because it wasn't so much the fact you wrote on your hand, dear-people do that all the time, that's not a big deal. No, it was the fact that you made fun of Obama for using prompters when you yourself did the very same thing, just with a different tool! Sheesh (well, and the fact that what you DID write on your hand was so general and simple that it shouldn't be that necessary to prompt yourself to talk about it).

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Of the Obama administration, she says, “They talk down to us. Especially here in the heartland. Oh, man. They think that, if we were just smart enough, we’d be able to understand their policies. And I so want to tell ’em, and I do tell ’em, Oh, we’re plenty smart, oh yeah—we know what’s goin’ on. And we don’t like what’s goin’ on. And we’re not gonna let them tell us to sit down and shut up.”
Well, I'm going to tell you: Sit down and shut up. Please. I live in the heartland. I grew up in the heartland. For god's sake, I know more about what's going on than you do, Sarah. Which is sad. You are the one who talks down to me, and to everyone else here in "middle America". I know, I know, Obama may be a scary "elitest", but he actually talks to people like they're intelligent beings capable of complex thought.

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“Half the stuff that comes out of her mouth she doesn’t even mean.”-Todd Palin
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“You’re just putting on a show. You’re so fake,” one of the children said when Palin made a point of praying in front of other people. “This is not who you are. Why are you pretending to be something you’re not?”
Sadly, her family, of all people, seems to sum it up perfectly.

Of course, she's not the first politician to act this way, nor will she be the last. And hell, I like Obama, but you can easily find examples, be they created by himself or others, of myth and self-absorption and such. But she's easily one of the most grating examples of this phenomenon. And, again, the fact that she's a woman makes it even more disheartening, because women have fought so hard to be taken seriously and be respected and seen as smart. She flushes all that hard work down the toilet.

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That is a fascinating article.
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And terrifying.
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The only thing that's terrifying is that it, in the end, doesn't mean anything. That article's not going to convince anyone one way or the other, I don't think. People seem pretty set on their opinions of Palin.
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Old 09-05-2010, 06:51 PM   #425
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True, but I was frightened that someone that shallow, stupid and apparently a little crazy, inspires such rabid devotion.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but it's scary nonetheless.
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True, but I was frightened that someone that shallow, stupid and apparently a little crazy, inspires such rabid devotion.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but it's scary nonetheless.
well, to be completely fair, Obama basically came out of nowhere and inspired similair rabid devotion a couple of years ago.

If he were doing a better job today, and i wish he was, perhaps the half term former governor of Alaska would be merely a footnote in history.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:22 PM   #427
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Sans the shallowness, the stupidity, and the insanity.
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Sans the shallowness, the stupidity, and the insanity.
plus the horrible economy; unemployment figures, housing market, etc...
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True, but I was frightened that someone that shallow, stupid and apparently a little crazy, inspires such rabid devotion.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but it's scary nonetheless.
Sleazy, glib, speechifying Chicago-machine lawyers, on the other hand, are A-OK.
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well, to be completely fair, Obama basically came out of nowhere and inspired similair rabid devotion a couple of years ago.

If he were doing a better job today, and i wish he was, perhaps the half term former governor of Alaska would be merely a footnote in history.
How dare you use facts to attack the man's record without mentioning Kenya and Islam.
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plus the horrible economy; unemployment figures, housing market, etc...
You can make plenty of arguments questioning Obama's decision making, but the difference is that I feel like he's a competent person with competent people around him. I feel like I could have reasonable discourse with him.

I have none of those feelings of respect for Palin.
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You can make plenty of arguments questioning Obama's decision making, but the difference is that I feel like he's a competent person with competent people around him. I feel like I could have reasonable discourse with him.

The Vanity Fair piece could not have been written about Obama. He's smart, sane, and reasonably consistent.

Palin is obviously vacuous, unbalanced, and clearly a charade.
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You can make plenty of arguments questioning Obama's decision making, but the difference is that I feel like he's a competent person with competent people around him. I feel like I could have reasonable discourse with him.

I have none of those feelings of respect for Palin.
Aside from Hillary Clinton, who around him (Obama) is competent? Geithner can't seem to pay his taxes, Rahm is a very questionable character, and Biden still thinks this is the "summer of recovery" despite the fact that we are deep in a recession. I would really like to think that Obama himself is competent, but everytime i look he seems to be on some type of vacation (at the taxpayers' expense).

Bottom line, im sort of disappointed in Obama, and ive almost come to the conclusion that he's ready to get his one term over with so he can retire and have a good life.

I don't think that Palin would be any better, for that matter.
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The Vanity Fair piece could not have been written about Obama. He's smart, sane, and reasonably consistent.

Palin is obviously vacuous, unbalanced, and clearly a charade.
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Excellent rebuttal.
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