Palin and the issues

As Palin proves she is much more experienced than McCain…

She shows the RNC the new, and almost recognisable Republican Salute [see image].

All Hail

All Hail

Her speech – sarcastic and smug, (Very Hockey-momish, thanks, Mattie) as it was, as Joe Biden said – well delivered.

It was – as we all expected – the same rhetoric that has been coming out of the RNC all week, while they have been there, nothing at all said about the issues, policies – or anything else.

She is an attack dog for McCain – getting a woman to fight his battle for him, will this man go any lower? Obviously, yes.

But, we have to ask the question – AGAIN, when will the Republicans come out with any policies, tonight? I can’t see it myself but I will be watching.

I am sure that the American people are waiting, with bated breath, for the policy issue to come out but before that we have to wait for John McCain to let everyone know – once again, that he was a POW.

Let’s see what he says tonight, eh?


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0 Responses to Palin and the issues

  1. Dean Kent says:

    In no way meant to belittle or contradict what your point is… but the term is ‘bated breath’, not ‘baited breath’. Unless, of course, you’ve just eaten sushi.

  2. Dean Kent says:

    OK – now on to more substantive points. I think what I find most annoying about the Republican campaign tactics is the use of negative connotations to demonize people. For example, using the term ‘liberal’ almost as a swear word. Why is this any less hateful than racial or sexual epithets? It isn’t, but because it hasn’t yet been politicized they are allowed to get away with it.

    How about using ‘campaign organizer’ as a belittling term, rather than what it should be – an indication that someone is involved with *people* in a positive way.

    Republicans are not the first to use this tactic, of course. This has been said elsewhere, but it should be noted often: First rule of propaganda is to dehumanize your enemy. It was used very effectively in Germany during the 1930’s

    The scariest part of this tactic is that it actually works on a significant percentage of the population, particularly in troubled times. People *want* someone to blame for their problems.

    Another interesting tactict that was used in the 1930’s era Germany was Nationalism. Question the patriotism of the opposition (or the enemy) and stir up more of the fear and loathing that panders to the worst of human traits. You can justify using humiliation, torture and executions against your enemies this way, and people will actually rationalize it.

    Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  3. Will Rhodes says:

    Thanks for letting me know about the typo – I have corrected it.

    Your second points are why I took the image and posted it. Very insightful of you, sir.

  4. Jim, Texas says:

    Being an open minded person I watched both the DNC and RNC conventions.

    What a pity!

    I thought the DNC stuff was matter of fact, no word on personal issues, and not a single line to question the patriotism of others.

    The RNC has nothing but hatred and sarcastic slogans, and topped by questioning the patriotism of others – who are they kidding!! Do they mean to say that if you are not a republican, and if you do not raise the tried out slogans of ‘conservatism’, you are not a patriotic America? This line implies that about 2/3rd of all Americans are not patriotic!! Nobody has any god-given right to question the patriotism of another American.

    Hope the RNC will not assume that all the hype at their convention will be carried over to the majority of the voting public who may have important issues to think about during this election.

    Palin is the hope for resurrection for Sen. McCain – but how many Americans can he fool?

  5. MICHAEL says:

    PALIN PULLED OFF BUSH’S PRESS SECRETARY’S SPEACH AS A TRUE REPUBLICAN WITH NO MEAT TO SPEACH ONLY NEGATIVES AGAINST OBAMA LIKE MCCAIN SEEMS TO DO VS PLANS TO FIX THE U.S.’s ISSUES. HOW WILL THEY FIX THE ECONOMY? WILL SHE HURT SOCIAL SECURITY? WILL SHE HURT MEDICARE? WHAT IS HER PLAN WITH OUR TWO WARS? WILL SHE SEEK NATURAL GAS PLANS FOR OUR VEHICLES OR IS SHE A BIG OIL REPUBLICAN LIKE MCCAIN & BUSH? HOW WILL SHE HELP THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS? HOW WILL SHE BALANCE THE BUDGET?

    WHY DID OUR OWN GOVERNMENT LET THE U.S. TREASURY BORROW MONEY FROM SOCIAL SECURITY? IF SOCIAL SECURITY IS IN NEED OF MORE FUNDS, WHY DON’T THE POLITICANS RAISE SOCIAL SECURITY’S TAX LIMIT OR CAP, SO THE RICH PAY SOCIAL SECURITY TAX ON ALL THEIR INCOME AS THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS DO? IF MEDICARE HAS A LOT OF FRAUDULENT DOCTOR CHARGES, WHY DOESN’T MEDICARE SUPPORTERS LOOK TO MEDICAL ISSUES IN AS IN CALIFORNIA AND OTHER STATES THAT HAVE BETTER PROTECTION AGAINST FRAUD?

    PALIN IS CLAIMING SHE HAS MORE EXPERIENCE THEN OBAMA AND BIDEN PUT TOGETHER WHICH SHOWS SHE HAS A VERY HIGH OPINION OF HER SELF. MY FRIEND SERVED IN THE NAVY FOR 20 YEARS AND WAS A MAYOR, BUT HE SAID THAT DOES NOT MAKE HIM READY TO BE PRESIDENT. I RAN A CORPORATION WHERE I DID PAYROLL; PAID PAYROLL TAXES, DID WORK COMP. CALIBRATIONS AND PAID WORK COMP.; I PAID FOR EMPLOYEES HEALTH INSURANCE; OVER SEEN A/R & A/P; PAID FOR VEHICLES LICENSE AND INSURANCE ETC. I HAVE A AAS DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING; A MINOR IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND A BS IN PARALEGAL STUDIES. BUT THAT DOES NOT MAKE ME READY TO BE PRESIDENT. PALIN WAS PICKED BY MCCAIN BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN; IN THE HOPES THAT SHE MAY DRAW HILLARY’S VOTERS; AND SHE IS MAKING HISTORY WHICH WILL ALSO ATTRACK ATTENTION TO THE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN WHICH MCCAIN HAS BEEN WHINNY ABOUT. HE HAS NOT DONE HIS VETTING ON HER FIRST AND JUST MADE HIS DECISION.

    KILLING IRAQ TRIBES MEN, RELIGOUS GROUPS AND CITIZENS IN IRAQ IS NOT FIGHTING GOD’S WAR AS PALIN HAS SAID. IN FACT, IRAQIE WOMEN HAVE ACTUALLY LOST SOME OF THEIR FREEDOMS BECAUSE OF THE WAR. OUT SIDE THE U.S. WERE SEEN AS INVADING / OCCUPING IRAQ AND PUTTING OUR MORALS ON THAT COUNTRY’S GOVERNMENT, AND THEIR MANY RELIGOUS GROUPS. WE NEED TO BE IN AFGANISTAN. THE WAR WE SEEMED TO HAVE FORGOT ABOUT AND WHERE MY SON IS SERVING EVEN THOUGH HE WAS NAVY PERSONEL.

    I BELIEVE OBAMA MADE A MISTAKE BY NOT PICKING HILLARY FOR HIS V.P. SLOT AND MCCAIN IS USING THAT TO HIS ADVANTAGE. HILLARY AND BILL HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE. BILL IS ONE OF THE ONLY PRESIDENTS, IF NOT THE ONLY, THAT MADE MAJOR GAINS IN THE U.S. ECONOMY THAT BUSH AND MCCAIN HAVE DRIVEN INTO THE GROUND AND ARE ONLY A HISTORIC MEMORY NOW.

    MCCAIN AND PALIN ARE PRO-LIFE AND WANT TO OVER TURN ROE VS WADE. I HAD DONE A REVIEW ON THE ISSUE OF A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO ABORT HER CHILD IN THE EARLY PHASE OF HER PREGNACY WHEN I WAS IN COLLEGE. I HAD TO GIVE THIS REVIEW IN A CLASS FULL OF WOMEN AND GOT NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS. I FOUND THAT WHEN THE LAW TAKES A STEP BACKWARDS BY MAKING ABORTIONS ILLEGAL, WOMEN SEEK OTHER UNSAFE WAYS TO ABORT THEIR CHILD. THEY GO TO A BLACK MARKET DOCTOR IN A OFFICE OR APARTMENT WHERE THIS SO CALLED DOCTOR PERFORMS AN UNSAFE AND ILLEGAL ABORTION. WOMEN AT TIMES BLEED TO DEATH BECAUSE OF THESE UNSAFE AND ILLEGAL ABORTIONS, BUT WOMEN STILL WENT TO THESE DOCTORS. IN SOME CASES WOMEN USED CLOTH HANGERS TO ABORT THEIR UNWANTED CHILD. IN THE FIVE BOOKS THAT I READ ON ABORTION AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS TO ABORT THEIR CHILD, THE LAW DID NOT STOP ILLEGAL ABORTIONS, BUT THE LAW DID CAUSE WOMEN TO DIE FROM UNSAFE METHODS USED TO ABORT THEIR UNWANTED CHILD AT ANY COST.

    THE IRAQ WAR BASED ON BUSH’S INTERPATATION ON INTELLIGENCE THAT SUDDAN HAD WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUTION SEEM TO BE SELF SERVING IN NATURE. AS THE WAR PROCEEDED, IT BECAME KNOWN TO U.S. CITIZENS THAT THEY WERE MISLEAD BY BUSH AND MCCAIN’S REPORTS WHICH SUPPORTED THE WAR. MCCAIN WANTED TO STAY IN IRAQ FOR EVER, BUT CLAIMS HE HAS CHANGED HIS MIND AGAIN. OBAMA DID NOT SUPPORT THE IRAQ WAR FROM DAY ONE, AND HE WANTED OUR TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ IN 16 MONTHS TIME LINE, UNLIKE MCCAIN WHO HATES A TIME LINE

    HAS BUSH’S PLANS SUPPORTED BY MCCAIN DONE ANYTHING TO IMPROVE OUR ECONOMY? WE ARE SPENDING MONEY IN THE IRAQ WAR AT 10.3 BILLION DOLLARS A MONTH. THE U.S. PAYS 2 BILLION DOLLARS A MONTH IN THE FORGOTTEN TERRIORIST WAR IN AFGANISTAN.. THE U.S. IS CONSIDERING SENDING FINANCIAL HELP TO GEOGRIA OF 1 BILLION DOLLARS AND IRAQ TO HELP THEM REBUILD THESE COUNTRIES. IRAQ WILL HAVE 80 BILLION DOLLARS IN OIL REVENUES THIS YEAR ALONE. CHINA HAS BROKERED A PLAN WITH IRAQ FOR 3 BILLION DOLLARS. CHINA ALSO BROKERED A DEAL WITH CANADA TO HELP BUILD A CANADIAN OIL PIPE LINE. CHINA HAS BROKERED PLANS TO DRILL ALL AROUND S. AMERICA.

    OUR OWN COUNTRY IS UNSECURED AND NEEDS REPAIRS IN A LOT OF AREAS FROM HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES TO THE MEXICAN BOARDER. BUSH PUSHED BACK THE COMPLETION DATE OF THE MEXICO U.S. BOARDER FENCE. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE NEW DATE FOR COMPLETION OF THIS FENCE IS NOW? WHY HASN’T SOME ONE REVIEWED ISSUES SURROUNDING THE 2 U.S. BOARDER GUARDS WHO WERE PUT IN PRISON FOR DOING THEIR JOB? WHAT ABOUT THE MEXICAN POLICE CROSSING THE BOARDER AND HOLDING A U.S. BOARDER PATROLL GUARD AT GUN POINT? MEAN WHILE MEXICO IS FIGHTING A TOUGH FIGHT AGAINST THE DRUG CARTELS WHO KILL AND KIDNAP MEXICAN CITIZENS AND POLICE. WHERE DID THE NATIONAL GUARD GO THAT WERE PROTECTING OUR BOARDER? ON THE CANADIAN BOARDER, A ANCHOR MAN HELD OUT HIS HAND OVER SOME ROCKS ON THE GROUND, AND SAID HIS HAND WAS NOW IN CANADA WHILE HIS BODY WAS IN THE U.S. THERE IS A WIDE OPEN BOARDER BETWEEN CANADA AND THE U.S.! IS THIS MORE OF BUSH’S POLICIES THAT FAVOR OPEN TRADE, BUT LEAVE OUR BOARDERS WIDE OPEN TO ANY POTENTIAL TERRIORIST? DID MCCAIN SUPPORT THIS AS HE HAS SUPPORTED BUSH OVER 90% OF THE TIME. JUST MORE OF THE SAME OLD POLITICS.

    RUSSIA HAS GROWN TO THE 2ND LARGEST OIL PRODUCER IN THE WORLD. THEY ALSO HAVE NATURAL GAS WHICH THEY SELL TO THE E.U. ALONG WITH THEIR OIL. THIS TIES THE E.U.’s HANDS TO DEAL AGAINST RUSSIA’S INVASION OF GEORGIA WITH ANY REAL FORCE. THEN THERE ARE RUMORS LIKE STUDIO B INTERVIEW THAT CLAIMED GEORGIA FIRED FIRST ON S. OSSETIA. IF THIS IS SO, WOULDN’T THE RESPONSE TO RUSSIA BEEN JUST A LITTLE LESS AGRESSIVE BY MCCAIN. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT NO MATTER WHO FIRED FIRST THAT RUSSIA’S GOAL WAS TO BREAK UP GEORGIA, SO IT COULD NOT JOIN THE U.N. OR NATO.
    RUSSIA’S PRESIDENT SEEMS TO HAVE LIMITED POWER BECAUSE IT SEEMS THAT PUTIN IS CONTROLLING THE MILITARY FORCES IN GEORGIA PER HIS PLANS. THEIR NEW FOUND PROSPERIT FROM OIL AND GAS REVENUES SEEMS TO HAVE MADE THE OLD BEAR MORE AGGRESSIVE WHEN IT DEALS WITH THESE COUNTRIES THAT WERE ONCE PART OF THE SOVIET UNION.

    I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND OUT TO LET U.S. CITIZENS KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT THE U.S. SURGE BEING THE ONLY REASON THE WAR IS MORE PEACEFUL, AND THE IRAQIE GOVERNMENT MORE STABLE PER THE SURGE’S MISSION. I HAD HEARD THAT THEIR WAS A MOVEMENT BY THE SONS OF IRAQ ALSO CALLED THE TRIBAL AWAKENING AND THE AWAKENING COUNCIL. DID ANY OF THESE TRIBAL GROUPS HELP ISSUES IN IRAQ BEFORE THE SURGE CAME IN TO FIGHT IN IRAQ?

    BUSH, MCCAIN AND PALIN SEEM TO USE NEGATIVE COMMENTS AGAINST OBAMA VS TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY WOULD FIX ISSUE NUMBER ONE WHICH IS THE ECONOMY. BUT THEN AGAIN, BUSH AND MCCAIN THINK OUR ECONOMY IS IN GOOD SHAPE.

    I DO AGREE THAT WE NEED MORE OF OUR OWN OIL BECAUSE IT WOULD KEEP SO MUCH OF OUR FUND’S FROM GOING OVER SEAS. LESSONING THE CHANCE OF A OVER SEAS OIL LEAK FROM OIL TANKERS TRAVELING FROM OPEC COUNTRIES TO THE U.S. WE NEED TO REALIZE THAT COUNTRIES LIKE IRAQ ARE SWITCHING FROM FOSSIL FUELS TO NATURAL GAS TO GIVE THEM MORE OIL TO SELL AND CREATE PROFITS FOR IRAN. WERE DOING WHAT WITH MCCAIN AND BUSH’S LEADERSHIP? WE HAVE A LOT OF NATURAL GAS WHICH IS CLEANER AND 40% CHEAPER THEN OIL.

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  6. Redphilly says:

    What Palin fails to realize is that the community organizers she was putting down are usually working class Caucasians and hockey moms. Isn’t this the base she is trying to capture? Why was she slamming them? Again with the good judgement problem. I don’t know who has less of it. She or McCain!

  7. pp says:

    What’s with the Nazi salute?
    Can someone help me with the wildlife issue in Alaska?
    Why would there be santioned shooting of wolves & bears? Are their numbers unsustainable?

  8. steve says:

    Actually lefties support hezbollah, who proudly admit they admire the nazis and do nazi salutes.

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