Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sarah Palin's Hopey Changey Remark

"How's that hopey, changey thing working out for ya?"

This is a nasty comment from Sarah Palin. I'm sure I don't interpret it the way she intended, but for me, the "hope and change" was for America to come back together after 8 years of divisive rule from the conservatives.

Obama has certainly tried his best to follow Jesus's rule of "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Meanwhile the conservatives have done everything they could to close ranks on him and make sure he fails.

Although I have always believed to some degree in the idea of "turn the other cheek", as I am a Christian Atheist, I am starting to wonder if using the stick rather than the carrot on the conservatives would not be the better idea. Especially when you have the losers taunting you with "How's that hopey, changey thing working out for ya?" as they refuse to even endorse their own ideas when they are put forward by Obama.

Every time Obama ditches the demands of the left and makes compromises with right wing, they only increase their rhetoric of hate and make more outrageous demands. In this same speech, Sarah called on Obama to declare war on Iran. If he went along with war in the name of bipartisanship, you can be sure the conservatives would hang him out to dry, and when the US loses the war, claim that it was not their idea, so they could win the next election.

I wonder if there is really any point in trying to reach out and forgive people who are so bereft of common decency, not to mention common sense. The very existence of a human beings like Sarah Palin and the teabag party might prove Jesus was wrong. For the USA at least.

Footnote: For any of you wondering why Obama won the peace prize? Because he will never declare war just to win an election, which is something apparently Sarah Palin thinks is reasonable. He deserves that prize for being a principled leader in a country where so many people want the "greedy, warmongery thing", and worship Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh more than God.

The picture: Since politics are getting mixed with religion, I put together a montage of Sarah Palin back in biblical times.


  1. Pathetic, really. Crass politics at its most disgusting level.

    But, rather than Palin's cheap shot about the 'hopey, changey thing,' I'm more interested in her comment that, 'America is ready for another revolution.'

    This really is skating on the edges of subversion - i.e. advocating the overthrow of the structures of authority, especially the state.

    Admittedly, the U.S. was founded in subversion, although its treatment of 'subversives' over the centuries has been reprehensible - especially 'subversives' to the left of the political spectrum.

    I suppose being a 'subversive' on the right is all right.

  2. I think she is really in tune with the sickness that is taking hold of America in its time of distress.

  3. Oh, great!

    Sarah's now collecting money from Canadians.

    I suppose it's worth paying $200 to hear her words of wisdom (speaking of Canada) ... ''I love the diversity here. There are a whole lot of people who are named Tony.'


    Meanwhile, her 'grass roots' cronies in the 'Tea Party' assembled in Washington to express their demands, once again: reduce taxes and improve government services! (No inconsistency there ;-)

  4. Actually, there is no inconsistency if you know the never-to-be-spoken-of foundation of the Tea Party, which is services only to be provided to "deserving" people who are "real Americans".

    If you only provide government services to real Americans, it will reduce costs, but not as much as the Tea Partiers imagine.