How’s That Hope-y Change-y Thing Going for You?

Since you asked, Sarah, I’ll tell you: I am personally relieved that a republican is not in office because during the last 8 years I felt a level of worry, fear and rage over what liberties the Bush administration was taking with my rights and the direction they were taking our country. I felt that I was powerless to do anything to make any positive change: my views were deemed unpatriotic and my voice was stunted, I was, or rather my chosen representatives in Washington were ignored by the regime in power that only responded to corporation greed and cutting taxes to appease the wealthy. I don’t know about you but I can wait for positive change because I have hope – for 8 years hope was replaced by “fixed” Home Security terrorist alert levels and government promoted fear – without hope, change becomes stagnant.

 As a mother I understand that messes can take time to clean up, quick fixes won’t last and often cost more in effort when done in a panic without forethought and quality. I am tired of hearing you call tea baggers to “arms” with shrill anti-Obama one liners aimed at their insane need for vengeful (and racial) hatred for our president and misguided perspectives of the constitution.

 I sincerely doubt, and am reinforced by the just released facts that your husband actually ran Alaska by proxy, that you aren’t capable of doing anything more than rabble-rouse. You constantly insult my intelligence with your daily sound bites and mangled quotes, poor English, and warped view of the executive and legislative branch of government’s responsibilities. I shutter at the mention of you even contemplating [Ha! Sarah thinking! ironic twist] a run for the presidency in 2012 – the minute you open your mouth I smell sulfur. 

  • From Yahoo Buzz: According to recently uncovered emails, Todd Palin was “involved in a judicial appointment, monitored contract negotiations with public employee unions, received background checks on a corporate CEO, added his approval or disapproval to state board appointments and passed financial information marked ‘confidential’ from his oil company employer to a state attorney.” 2/8/2010
  • From Yahoo News: Palin also used her platform to continue a call for the president to rid himself of his closest advisers. On Attorney General Eric Holder, she labeled his handling of captured terrorists — “allowing them our U.S. constitutional protections when they do not deserve them” — a firing offense. On Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel, she said his comments calling liberal groups “f-ing retards” was “indecent and insensitive” and cause for his dismissal. But the former governor went to great and sometimes awkward lengths to insist that when conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh used the same exact term to describe the same exact group, it was simply in the role of political humorist. “They are kooks, so I agree with Rush Limbaugh,” she said, when read a quote of Limbaugh calling liberal groups “retards.” “Rush Limbaugh was using satire … . I didn’t hear Rush Limbaugh calling a group of people whom he did not agree with ‘f-ing retards,’ and we did know that Rahm Emanuel, as has been reported, did say that. There is a big difference there.”
  • From Sarah Palin’s interview with Chris Wallace: She dismissed charges that her husband Todd played an unacceptably active role in guiding her administration as governor, after it was revealed in recently disclosed emails that the “first dude” was often consulted on weighty matters.
  • Shannyn Moore reported that MSNBC posted 1,200 emails obtained through a records request with the State of Alaska. The level of involvement of Todd Palin is higher than most of us who called him the “Shadow Governor” thought. [HP 2/8/2010]
  • Photon55, a Huffington Post reader posted: The tea party members like to talk “revolution”. Usually a revolt political or otherwise is instigated and carried out by the younger generation in a society, however, the tea party membership appears to be in the older generation and they are the ones who have benefited by government programs. I am a member of the oldest generation and when I see these people whining and complaining about the state of affairs in this country and blame everyone but themselves, it gets to be downright nauseating. I was born in one depression and probably will die in another as some of the tea partyers. We have deep and complicated problems at home and abroad. These people just make them worse.

I think the following quote sums up tea baggers [and Sarah Palin, too] quite well: “Ignorance is not merely the lack of knowledge, but self-destructive turning away from truth in all areas of life. Persons develop a taste for ignorance, the predisposition to embrace erroneous beliefs based on presumption or mere authority. The ignorant person believes he knows what he actually doesn’t know. He becomes delusional. He is deranged.” – Plato

Sarah, President Obama’s Hope-y Change-y thing is going quite well for me, thank you.