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Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Sarah Palin (As Much As We Hate To Go There)

We report on Sarah Palin in spurts. Our commitment to relevant news items and important current events relegates Palin to a major player for The Daily GOP Ignominious. 

sarah palin queen dumb stupid Sarah Palin Thinks Childhood Obesity Is Funny; Brings Cookies for KidsIt seems our Ignominious 'star' has decided it is time to raise the revenue stream. Media reports have the "half-term" quitter governor lobbying for a spot on The View. Since Palin possesses and operates with an intellectual capacity that fails to reach the cognitive periphery of the former View co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the prospect of Palin adding value to the how is beyond the realm of "The Twilight Zone (tm)." However, we reserve the right of astonishment based on an ever-present focus on revenue attainment. Skill, competence and credibility are simply not requisite criteria for today's reality laden television programming.

Since the week appears to be a launching week for Palin, she has added a new marketing strategy to the Palin brand marketing mix: a call-to-action to impeachi President Obama. Apparently, the linguistic impresario has published the call-to-action on the Breitbart Dot Com website. If you believe Palin keyboards anything in its entirety you are a PT Barnum dream.

Palin's 500 word plus piece linked here. While reading the full piece is not an acceptable expenditure of time and energy, I did a passage worth special attention and comment.

"Who’s looking out for the American workers? Who has their backs? Who fights for them?
         We should."

I find the statement intriguing and an admission the GOP doesn't properly focus on the following. 

  • "Who’s looking out for the American workers? 
  • Who has their backs? 
  • Who fights for them?

Palin's answer is one for the ages and as telling as it gets. 
"We should."  
Do you read the words as ...we do not do it now, we should? How about the implied answer 'the other party is doing those things?' Of course, I recognize Palin's intent as pure marketing drivel. But, even the intellectually deprived Palin recognizes her party does not stand for common people. At least,f she does so in written form. Problem is she knows her party will never stand for the common people as it has by paradigm become a defensive and facilitating moat for the nation's Top 20 percent income earners. The Party has become as critical to the nation's Top 1% as their offshore 'avoid taxes' accounts. When the party provides a moat for American industrialist and corporations, political activities and initiatives preclude any opportunity for humane (or "Compassionate") service to the American public.

If you need a reminder of Palin's inaneness think about the full scope and lack of logic in Palin's shallow demand for impeachment. She only focuses her "impeach" exhortation on the current immigration crisis: Central American refugees. While the crisis is a critical issue for the Obama Administration, how can Palin avoid consideration of George W. Bush efforts to compassionately deal with child abduction and trafficking.

Carl Hulse published a piece for The New York Times that Palin should have read before keyboarding her latest marketing ploy. Hulse accurately depicts George W. Bush's signing the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection bill; a bill he "proudly" affixed his signature.

The New York Times 

Immigrant Surge Rooted in Law to Curb Child Trafficking

WASHINGTON — It was one of the final pieces of legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush, a measure that passed without controversy, along with a pension bill and another one calling for national parks to be commemorated on quarters. 
“This is a piece of legislation we’re very proud to sign,” a White House spokesman, Tony Fratto, told reporterson Dec. 23, 2008, as the president put his pen to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, named for a 19th-century British abolitionist. “This program has been very effective around the world in trying to stop trafficking in persons.”

President George W. Bush signing the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008. Credit
Charles Dharapak/Associated Press 

Palin's foray into immigration and the current crisis in Texas is mere marketing strategy with "impeachment" as a conservative "dog whistle." How can Palin or any adviser seriously posit for impeachment? The mere thought is revealing; when one actually speaks the words the listener should question motive. My questioning leads me to one conclusion. It is the ultimate manifestation of GOP obstruction hatched well before Obama actually took office in 2009.

Typical Palin. It seems the half-term governor is belatedly grabbing last summer's GOP congressional recess talking point to garner attention and to drive revenue.

The 2013 summer recess talking point served its purpose. It feed the ravishing hordes of Obama haters while GOP members of Congress accomplished district town hall meetings. How better avoid issues that contribute to low approval congressional ratings than to deflect to the president with words that excite the libido of constituent baby-boomers? Conservative politics!

Palin, however, is a far greater exhibition of the degeneration of US politics, and frankly, US society. During a press meeting today, John Boehner, under siege House Speaker, was reluctantly drawn into a curt response to questions about Palin's Fox News Hannity Show call to impeach.  (Video embed and link below). The former governor of Alaska is riding the "gift" of flawed GOP strategy. She, without question contributed to the 2008 McCain Palin loss to Obama/Biden. Since, 2008 she has consistently exhibited ;a serious lack of intellect and a far greater lack of judgment. Fox News visits with Palin to entertain viewers via what appears as a camera dispatched to her home; a testament to the Fox News viewing audience. Thus, the revenue gift to Palin continues via conservatives who find her personally appealing. As for conservative politics, Palin shares a "nut case" bass boat with Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

MSNBC's Alex Wagner, NOW, conducted a worthwhile segment on the call to impeach from one who should demand an audience from carnival revelers.   

When GOP leadership, even via media questioning, is forced to respond to policy matters with Sarah Palin as the catalyst of the question, what we have is a sad state of affairs for the Grand Ol Party.  ....AND THE BAND PLAYS ON..... 

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