Sarah Palin Responds January 12, 2011 by Tony Posted in Politics 15 Comments Does Sarah Palin REALLY not know the difference between true “debate” and using language with images of weapons and violence to refer to people that disagree with her? Seriously, does she really NOT see the difference? Sarah Palin: “America’s Enduring Strength” from Sarah Palin on Vimeo. 15 Responses to Sarah Palin Responds Renee Aste says: January 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm I think it’s time to stop with the Palin posts here. Honestly, please. I mentioned in an previous post that I’ve know of Pailn prior to her nomination in 08′. I think it was wrong for her as a pick, because of her lack of experience, but we could also argue equally that’s is also President Obama’s flaw also. Palin didn’t bring on this debate, people who falsely linked her to these shootings brought this on. She is only responding to the mess that has been created from this tragedy. I know the real reason why the Left doesn’t like Palin. It’s because she’s pro-life. Look the Democratic party sold itself out a long time ago, it doesn’t mean I vote Republican. In fact I left several races blank. Now this is your blog, and I’m guest. I understand this, but I won’t sit back. I will speak up. If you want to mock Palin, why not instead mock me. PaulM says: January 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm Renee: I would like to avoid responding because I don’t want to go down this road, but your charge is too blunt. Sarah Palin’s stance on reproductive rights is the last thing I think of when I consider her fitness for national office. She can be governor of Alaska until the snow stops if people there want to elect her. When she presents herself as a candidate for national office, she’s in my political zone. And please don’t compare her readiness for the White House with Barack Obama’s. How many offices you have held is only one element of the total candidate package. I respect your judgement if you want to support her, but please do not use a broad brush to explain why some of us will not vote for her. Jack Mitchell says: January 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm I’m going to take Renee’s charge on directly. Yes. I am against Palin because of her pro-life position. Not because she is pro-life, as you are Renee, but because she would work to inflict America with her choice, denying others their choice. I respect you, Renee. I respect Palin’s choice of life. I doubt, highly, that Palin would return the favor. That alone disqualifies her potential to act as the Executive charged with upholding our Constitution. ………………………………………. Moving on. I took note at 2:43, Palin discusses recent elections. Why does she refer to Republicans as “the other Party.” Take a listen. Palin is a lightwieght. Republicans, having spent 8 years cheerleading w., have lowered the bar to the point of irresponsible.Katy Perry has millions of adoring fans. POTUS? Nope. C R Krieger says: January 12, 2011 at 11:06 pm In a way the reaction of some to Gov Palin reminds me of a former Secretary of the Army talking to the Army War College Class of 1983 in “Bliss Hall” and saying the problem with Reagan’s foreign policy was he was from the wrong part of the country and thus didn’t understand the importance of Europe. In a “check turn”, I thought that the President did a good job at the Tucson Memorial Service. Regards — Cliff Kim Scott says: January 13, 2011 at 12:27 am “I know the real reason why the Left doesn’t like Palin. It’s because she’s pro-life. ” Renee I must disagree with you on this statement. The left may not vote for Palin because she is pro-life (As well as many other reasons) but I do not think that they would demonize her just for this reason. The very definition of being pro-choice is believing in choice and most of us would applaud her for her choice, I do not think that her “gun talk” or maps led to this shooting in anyway but the whole gun rhetoric does not come across as acceptable in the challenging environment that we are facing. I think associating guns with people in general is just not a good idea. Righty Bulger says: January 13, 2011 at 9:49 am She was demonized the second McCain selected her, long before 99% of the left knew where she stood on any issue. Basically, the left hates all Republican women because they generally don’t toe the line on the left’s key issue: abortion. Not to mention, liberal woman like to bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan, but they don’t like a conservative woman who can do the same and still be sexy while doing it. Dean says: January 13, 2011 at 11:24 am The statement “blood libel” tells me we are dealing with white trash. C R Krieger says: January 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm Ah, Dean puts his finger on it. Sarah Palin has been judged to be “White Trash”. I actually think of that as more of a regional term than a nation-wide term, but that is it. Do we include Harvard Law Professor Alan Derschowitz in that group, given that he thinks her use of the term is OK? Regards — Cliff Righty Bulger says: January 14, 2011 at 10:25 am Cliff, stop interjecting fact, dissension or common sense into any Sarah Palin discussion. She’s stupid, racist, and a hate monger. All her followers are also. The Liberal dye was cast long ago regarding her. No need for any further discourse except to disparage her at every chance. It does kind of make you wonder why the donkey obsession with her though. Despite her perceived stupidy, they seem very frightened of her and take every opportunity to minimize her political clout. corey says: January 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm “She was demonized the second McCain selected her, long before 99% of the left knew where she stood on any issue.” Actually, no. I was considering voting for McCain before he picked her. McCain is far too old to have her second in command. “Basically, the left hates all Republican women because they generally don’t toe the line on the left’s key issue: abortion.” No, the left hates all Republican Women who claim to be the only Real Americans because they live in a state with fewer people in it than a mid-sized, liberal, coastal city. She has a very different reality than those of us who live in civilization (most Americans) and can’t manage to see it that way. I’m not even sure she inhabits the same reality as most of the people around her, based on how unpopular she is. She’s clueless about many issues and passionate about things she doesn’t seem to understand. She thinks she’s a throwback to the frontier days or something but she shops at Wal-Mart just like the rest of us. “Not to mention, liberal woman like to bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan, but they don’t like a conservative woman who can do the same and still be sexy while doing it.” OK, so being sexy is now a criteria for being elected? Personally “post-menopausal with an obnoxious accent and deplorable values” doesn’t do it for me. C R Krieger says: January 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm Can we show a little caution re “obnoxious accent”? While not as bad as the UK in terms of a mulitude of accents, the is a lot of variety across the Fruited Plain. Regards — Cliff A “Blow-In” with a different accent. corey says: January 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm Didn’t mean any offence to anyone that doesn’t speak fluent Lowellian ;-) I just don’t like the concept of “sexy” being a way of describing elected officials. Too Fahrenheit 451 for my tastes. Sue from Buffalo says: January 16, 2011 at 5:27 pm All that has been said here from those who hate Palin is not enough to explain the whole anti-Palin obsession. After all, a lot of what has been said could easily apply to President Obama. He’s horrible on foreign affairs and equally bad on domestic yet he is not vilified to the extent that Gov Palin is and has been. He has yet to be blamed for the Tuscan shooting (before anyone had any of the facts). Never mind about the targets on the map. The Democrats did that, too. Nothing new there. And I disagree about her not being popular. She’s just not popular in the vocal liberal crowd. Sue from Buffalo says: January 16, 2011 at 5:28 pm Did I say Tuscan? lol. Ok. My bad typing. I mean Tucson. Francesco Setito says: January 27, 2011 at 10:09 pm A leader of any nation needs to be a statesperson, who is diplomatic and inclusive. To lead a country as diverse as the United States, the leader must be a healer and be able to pull opposing parties together. Palin since coming onto the national scene, has shown that she lacks economic and geopolitical analysis,she just attacks with venomous lies and insults, without ever being humble and show a little humility. Good for her. Who in this world quits their job and makes millions of dollars by saying very little, it’s like winning a lottery. Every human being should be respected, it’s another thing to presume that Sarah Palin what it takes to be the President of the United States, Sarah Palin could prove to be presidential, only if she was half as well read as the founding fathers.