Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Memories Erased Tea Party Palin Supporters?


Poll reads Palin's palm: no chance in 2012; 71% of Americans don't think she's qualified to be prez
BY Michael Mcauliff

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 10:21

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We're beginning to wonder if somehow the organizers and attendees of the National Tea Party Convention have had their memories erased in some sci-fi experimental experiment?

How could they forget Sarah Palin's non-answer to Charles Gibson's question:

Asked of the Vice Presidential candidate, "what is your interpretation of the Bush Doctrine?" Palin responded hesitantly but confidently:

"The Bush Doctrine. His world view."

His world-view? What kind of an answer is that? It isn't one. It's so general as to be unacceptable as an answer on a history quiz.

She 'elaborates' on her answer, but the elaboration is as lacking in detail as to deserve an F minus if it were her answer on a history quiz.

And even if Palin isn't quite up to par on history from say 50 years back, though she should be, or 200 years back, though she should be, she should have been par excellence on recent history regarding the President of the United States and a President who is a member of her own political party of choice.

Likely a fifth-grader could have answered the question at least to the extent of reciting the words: pre-emptive strike or simply pre-emption!

Why are many in the so-called Tea Party movement taken with Sarah Palin when she could not answer another simple question actually asked of her twice at different times?

What is the job of a Vice President? What does a VP of the USA do?

Seriously, did the VP candidate never pick up the single explanatory document, the US Constitution, and read through it?

Why would anyone serious about Constitutional issues no matter who is governing accordingly give Palin a second glance as a serious contender for any high office?


But Palin's use of notes on her hand during her speech at the Tea Party Convention, though treated humorously, has to show a side of her thought processes that cannot possibly be trusted.

Dumb as dirt might be too kind?

The maybe wants to be President if the country needs her and it is A OK for her family and the country actually crossed out a word before cuts - budget - and inserted below it another word - tax.

What, she didn't have time to rub off the word, use a wet tissue, erase it, and write in tax? Wasn't the magic marker ink the type that's erasable?

Palin didn't make any live appearances afterwards either, did she? Fox News didn't have her on cam to explain the notes, did they? Cause a day later the words were still on her hand cause she used a really really good permanent magic marker?

If the notes show a twist of the mind which makes one wonder not only how does she think, but question does she think, her interview with Chris Wallace should leave little doubt.

Banging the War Drums, playing Pipes, Sarah Palin calls the Wrong Tune
By Marsha B. Cohen

In the Fox News interview, Wallace asked Palin if she thinks Obama can be re-elected in 2012. Palin responded, "I got this from reading one of Buchanan's columns the other day:

Say he played the war card. Say he decided to declare war on Iran or decided to come out and do whatever he can to support Israel, which I would like him to do. That changes the dynamics in what we can assume is going to happen between now and three years...

The New American Magazine has an exemplary piece on the matter.

Fox News Sunday Interview With Sarah Palin

Who can ever give Sarah Palin another and yet another and yet another benefit of the doubt on her suitability or rather unsuitability to be President of the United States when she believes a President not only should declare war (on Iran), but actually CAN decide to declare war (on Iran)?

Congress declares war, not the President of the United States.

Her speech to the Tea Party Convention also contains the chilling get-down-with-the-folks train of thought she has displayed over and over again which makes us certain she is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief with the potential to send our military anywhere in the world.

Sarah Palin Keynote Speech

Very good to be here in Tennessee, the Volunteer State. It’s the home of good country music and good southern barbeque, and…Great to be at the Tea Party Convention. I guess down here, that’s some southern sweet tea. And you know,
up in Alaska
, we have a smaller version of Tea Party up there, and we call it ice tea...

"...down here... up in Alaska...

We can hear it now, over there... you know up in Russia... down there in Cuba... across the way and over there... left no right... bombs away...

Net the Truth Online

Post URL: Sarah Palin And The Bush Doctrine (Video Interview Included)

"What is your interpretation of the Bush Doctrine?

The Palin Interview by James Fallows
12 Sep 2008 09:01 am

It is embarrassing to have to spell this out, but for the record let me explain why Gov. Palin's answer to the "Bush Doctrine" question -- the only part of the recent interview I have yet seen over here in China -- implies a disqualifying lack of preparation for the job.

Not the mundane job of vice president, of course, which many people could handle. Rather the job of potential Commander in Chief and most powerful individual on earth.

The spelling-out is lengthy, but I've hidden most of it below the jump.

Each of us has areas we care about, and areas we don't. If we are interested in a topic, we follow its development over the years. And because we have followed its development, we're able to talk and think about it in a "rounded" way.

Palin's ABC Interview: Stumped On Bush Doctrine, Seems To Contradict McCain On Pakistan (VIDEO)
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First Posted: 09-11-08 07:13 PM | Updated: 10-12-08 05:12 AM

In her first major interview as the Republican vice presidential nominee, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was stumped when asked about the so-called "Bush Doctrine," unable to answer whether she agreed with the six-year-old U.S. policy of military preemption.

Asked by ABC News' Charlie Gibson whether she supported the Bush Doctrine, Palin stared blankly for a moment before turning the question back on Gibson. "In what respect?"

The ABC anchor responded, "Well, what do you interpret it to be?" clearly testing her knowledge of the policy that has been in place since September 2002, before the Iraq war.

Palin couldn't say, offering an answer that didn't even mention preemption. "I believe that what President Bush has attempted to do is rid this world of Islamic extremism, terrorists who are hell-bent in destroying our nation. There have been blunders along the way, though. There have been mistakes made, and with new leadership, and that's the beauty of American elections, of course, and democracy, is with new leadership comes opportunity to do things better."

Palin's hand notes

Sarah Palin Wrote Notes On Her Hand For Tea Party Speech

Read more: Sarah Palin Wrote Notes On Her Hand For Tea Party Speech -- Daily Intel

The Tea-Party Split
Posted by Anthony Gregory on 02/10/10 1:08 PM
See Jane Hamsher on the tension between libertarian, non-interventionist and traditional America First small-government conservatives that make up much of the grassroots Tea Party movement, and the socially conservative pro-war, pro-corporatism neocon wing of the movement, typified by the GOP establishment...

Ron Paul vs Sarah Palin for the Soul of the Tea Party Movement
Jane Hamsher
There's trouble brewing between the Ron Paul libertarians who staged the the first modern tea party in 2007 by dumping tea into Boston Harbor, and the neocon war hawks led by Sarah Palin who are furiously trying to hijack their message.

After I appeared on MSNBC talking about Sarah Palin's appearance at the Nashville tea party convention, several libertarians told me they were unhappy with the exchange.

I said that Sarah Palin's hawkish message on Iran was oddly out of place in a group whose roots belong to the Ron Paul libertarians, particularly as the anti-interventionist Rand Paul is looking strong in the Kentucky Senate Senate race -- and Palin just endorsed him. The woman who appeared with me representing the tea partiers disagreed with that premise, and claimed she was very much an interventionist.

My libertarian friends couldn't imagine what she was doing on TV representing the tea parties in the first place, and thought it was a sad day when the opposition stated their position more fairly than their supposed allies.

But it underscores a rift between the anti-tax, pro-civil rights libertarians who started the tea parties and the corporatist neocon grifters of the GOP who are now trying to swoop in and capitalize on all of the hype. And in the irony of ironies, tea party-identified candidates are now trying to oust Ron Paul from his Texas House seat.

Paul appeared on Rachel Maddow last night to speak about it. Rachel asked him about his relationship to the tea parties, and he said:

After the Convention: The Long Row to Hoe for the Tea Party Movement |
Written by Joe Wolverton, II
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 14:06

Over 1,000 people turned up to listen to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin deliver the keynote address at the first annual Tea Party Convention. Much has been written about Palin’s speech and the crib notes scribbled on her palm, but in between the lines of her rally cry, there was much more than meets the palm.

First, Sarah Palin is no conservative; she is a neo-conservative. In Greek, the prefix “neo-“ translates as “new,” but in the case of Sarah Palin and her ilk, it translates as “not.” In an interview with Fox News’s Chris Wallace, Palin slinked out of her “Tea Party” mask and revealed the warmongering neo-con underneath. “Say he [President Obama] decided to declare war on Iran … which I would like him to do,” Palin responded to a question about her opinion of ways President Obama could improve his chances for reelection in 2012.

True conservatives are constitutionalists and, as such, they know that no President, including President Palin, can declare war; declaring war is the exclusive province of the Congress (see Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution). That’s the first problem with Palin’s remarks.

Second, non-prefixed conservatives are opposed to the use of our armed forces as a bootstrap for empire. America is a Republic and the elected representatives of the people have no authority to spend the blood and treasure of Americans in furtherance of a Pax Americana, not in Iraq, not in Afghanistan, and certainly not in Iran. Conservatives decry the use of American armed forces in neither the exporting of “democracy” (which is not, incidentally, the type of government established by our Constitution) nor the toppling of regimes.

Third, constitutionalists have one principal aim: re-shackle a runaway government by restoring adherence to the timeless principles of our sacred Constitution. Conservatives demonstrate true patriotism when they demand that their leaders conform in all matters to the constitutional barriers placed around their spheres of power. No personality, regardless of appeal or appearance, should detract committed constitutionalists from their zealous retrenchment of a government that has careened wildly off the rails.

A Warning to the Tea Party Nation
Chuck Baldwin

...But now many of the Tea Parties are distancing themselves from Dr. Paul and embracing establishment players such as Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. Even Newt Gingrich is being courted. Watch out, Tea Party Nation: you're in danger of losing your soul! Newt Gingrich is not one of you. He is not your friend. He is an imposter. He will destroy you just like he almost single-handedly destroyed the Conservative Revolution of 1994.

Plus, be careful about Sarah Palin and other establishment Republicans...

Sarah Palin and Rand Paul are having a Tea Party
Submitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 02/05/2010

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As the Tea Party began to slowly emerge, the "Liberty movement" was already in full swing. Dr. Paul had inspired a whole slate of grassroots candidates to launch campaigns for the 2010 elections. Candidates such Dr. Rand Paul (his son), Peter Schiff, Adam Kokesh, RJ Harris, Jake Towne, and Debra Medina began gearing up to run for various offices. And as the Tea Party rallies began to spread throughout the nation in 2009, many of these candidates were invited to give speeches and make appearances at Tea Party events.

But, as the Tea Party movement began to unfold, a troubling phenomenon started to emerge. Fox News, GOP elites, network personalities, and powerful special interests began to slowly, but insidiously take the reins. Seeing their opportunity, GOP strategists began to exploit the budding grassroots movement for their own political gain. Suddenly, the movement became obsessed with excorciating the Democrats and President Obama, when, in fact, the "shredding of the Consitution" by President Bush and a largely Republican Congress is what inspired the earliest tea party supporters in 2007 & 2008. As a result, disaffected Democrats and open-minded Independents strongly rejected the Tea Party's partisan invective.

Now, the Tea Party movement is battling for its soul. With $100,000 payments to Sarah Palin, $500 tickets to attend a "grassroots" convention, and Republican strategists such as Sal Russo pulling the strings behind the scenes, the Tea Party movement is fighting the onslaught of a full-fledged, GOP establishment hijacking.
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