CIVIL WAR MEMORY
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Wow. Nobody does gibberish quite like Sarah Palin.
It’s amazing to me how quickly it all spirals downhill.
I was expecting an anti-Lincoln/Big Government rant.
Exactly. Though her comments are the usual word salad of someone who has no idea what they are saying (so many of her impromptu remarks read exactly like the freshman essays from students who didn’t do the readings, she accidentally put herself on the opposite side of the historiography as many of her followers.
Well, there it is. I don’t know what to say.
She still makes more sense than Ron Paul.
Ron Paul makes no sense, but his foolish, dogmatic, and uninformed views are at least coherently expressed. Where Palin really stands out is not in the stupidity of her policy views, because she has no policy views. Her real claim to fame is perfectly illustrated in this video: as a maker of word salad (as Larry put it) she has no equal.
I got to the 1:02 mark before I screamed out loud and hit the mute. Can anyone top that?
I got to 1:06…and now I want to go scrub out my ears.
I don’t get Sarah Palin … I’m glad I don’t get Sarah Palin. When you start getting people like Sarah Palin it’s time to take a serious self inventory.
We have a “God given right to develop resources”? Sounds communist to me.
I’d be interested in knowing the question she was asked. Assuming this was on Sean Hannity’s show based on her saying “Sean” at one point, the question was likely as nonsensical as the answer.
Probably something along the lines of, “Governor, how has the president betrayed the vision of the Founders in his Trotskyite agenda to enslave us all?”
From the subheading it looks like they were discussing the Breitbart ‘bombshell’ – that Obama as a law student at Harvard actually KNEW a Law Professor at HARVARD! Shocking!
What that has to do with the Civil War or the Declaration of Independence beats me. I’m no more enlightened after listening to this (but that’s nothing new).
And to think she was almost VP. Oh my god!
The funniest comment had to be that Obama wanted things to go back before the Civil War: enslavement!
The truly amazing thing is that she actually believes what she says. I think the scarier part is that some people take her seriously. She would fail junior high social studies just going by what she says. I think she has become a media junkie and is so desperate for attention that she is willing to go on camera and say anything in order to get people to watch her. Just watch, she will be an infomercial queen in five years.
Generally, she gets the big picture history right. I mean, she’s not a historian… but, the Civil War was the big turning point for racial and class equality in America. She loves her some Republican Party.
I guess this proves that history education is not getting through to many of our supposedly better educated citizens. And that the Republicans must be the party of the little people in our nation? Or maybe history and sociology have gotten mixed up with Grimm’s fairy tales or something. Should I scream or roll on the floor laughing? Both, I guess.
There is a purity to her ignorance! Raw basic ignorance…she doesn’t know what she doesn’t know.
I suspect you are correct, that her ignorance is honest. But ignorance of the law is no excuse. And ignorance of history and facts, especially in the arena that she uses it is even more of a ‘crime’ and much more dangerous.. She exhibits much of what is potentially dnagerous of individual liberty and freedom of speech, irresponsibility.
And what’s even more scary so do so many of our politicians and leaders these days, paticularly many of our conservative ones. If they ever looked at our Constitution and read about our founding fathers, they only saw the words and understand nothing. A friend of mine likes to use the line – please don’t confuse me with facts. It fits here like a tight glove.
If McCain’s camp hadn’t been so desperate to energize his campaign in 2008 we never would have heard of Sara Palin.
And now we’re stuck with her, I suppose it shows that McCain and his cohorts don’t handle pressure that well and they jumped at something that looked good without doing proper investigation. But it doesn’t really matter. He lost.