A local Alaskan is commenting on Sarah Palin’s speech at the Republican Convention,
Kind of funny how all the members of the permanent political establishment at the convention are cheering as she makes a point of saying she’s NOT a member of the permanent political establishment.
White men are almost 70 percent of the delegates. A new segregation was in Minnesota. A “typical McCain event” – 67 people showed up for one of his town hall meetings, one was black.
“I gotta admit, she looked very comfortable at the podium because it’s kinda like Alaska: you look out on that convention floor, nothing but white as far as the eye can see.” –Jay Leno
Republican women are herded up the McCain-Palin plank for television. Sex and children are now a weapon to intimidate opponents. Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama endure anti-feminist hazing. Investigating women, media is stung as sexist.
Nor are white males universally praised for nurturing family and children. If the audience is Republican men, sex and children are common Republican smear. For example, about Chelsea Clinton when she was 13 years old, Rush Limbaugh’s TV show, “Everyone knows the Clintons have a cat. Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is a White House dog?” And John McCain joked, “Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father”.
More exploitation continues. A blogger said after McCain’s speech to this tilted audience,
“I challenge you to show me any American veteran, ever in history, that has so shamelessly milked and exploited his military heroism.”
“The media, who once worshiped his candor and openness now condemn his evasiveness and intemperate, robotic statements. One by one, they’ve awakened to find a man they no longer recognize.
‘He’s turned over his campaign to the same unprincipled smear artists who slimed him so that they could slime his opponent. And to help in that effort, he’s asking his unqualified running mate, a self-described “pit bull with lipstick” to do the dirty work.
“His campaign, now stripped of all integrity, and in complete denial about his responsibility for supporting the last eight years of failed policies, has become little more than pumped up self praise, relentless narcissism over a sense of honor he no longer displays, while smearing Obama’s character and lying about his energy and tax proposals.
“His strategy has been reduced to a Nixonian cultural war coupled with Rovean partisanship designed to divide the nation he claims to love, all as he cynically promises to end the “rancor” in Washington.
In the Republican manifest to take our government, these imperial words are white as Alaskan snow in the southern and rural zeal for supremacy:
“I think the people that elect us deserve to know what our plan is. The Republican side has come out with a plan. They say, “Look, we’re gonna take advantage of our natural resources. We’re gonna take advantage of the things that we were God-given in this land.
“We’re gonna take advantage of our oil reserves, of our natural gas, of our abundance of coal. We’re gonna take advantage of those things, and we’re gonna use the technology that we’ve been so good about coming up with. We’re gonna take and convert this shale to oil, [just as] Hitler did….