Who Hijacked Our Country

Sunday, January 09, 2011

What Should Happen to Sarah Palin

And not just Sarah Palin. This includes all of these sickfuck demagogues who’ve been stirring up the inbreds with “Don’t retreat, reload!” “second amendment remedies,” “if ballots won’t work, bullets will,” “I came unarmed, this time,” and on and on and on.

What the fuck did these shit-stirring hatewads think would happen? They might as well have given a pack of matches to a 4-year-old and said “go on out and play in the hayloft.” Or given a kid a bucket of water and said “go play over there in that corner where all those sockets and extension cords are.”

Then when the inevitable happens, they could say “Oh! I’m just shocked! Wait, you’re not trying to say I had something to do with that?!?!???”

I’m old enough to remember the Kennedy assassination, and yesterday’s massacre was just like that. Not the same magnitude of course, but it brought out those same horrifying reactions of shock and revulsion; and thinking “How could this happen? What have we turned into?”

Thank God Gabrielle Giffords will probably survive. But six other people were killed. R.I.P.

If Arizona has the death penalty, Jared Loughner, and any accomplices, should be executed. But the blame doesn’t stop there.

I think Sarah Palin — and her fellow inbred-riler-uppers — should go the way of Greg Stillson. “Who???”

In Stephen King’s “The Dead Zone,” Greg Stillson was a sleazy, cutthroat politician who came bursting onto the national political stage from seemingly out of nowhere. (Martin Sheen played him in the movie version.)

He had that invincible combination of charm and bloodthirsty ruthlessness, and he was destined to become the next President of the United States. There was no stopping him; the public was mesmerized by him.

Then, at one of his political rallies, somebody shot at him. The gunman missed, but Greg Stillson’s instant reaction became his undoing. He instinctively picked up a small child standing nearby, and used him as a shield in case any more shots were fired.

The cameras caught it, and the entire country was saturated with pictures of Greg Stillson hiding from a gunman by cowering behind a child. That was the end of his political career, and a disgraced Greg Stillson faded into oblivion.

Just like Greg Stillson, Sarah Palin showed her true colors yesterday with her Facebook page fiasco. Hopefully some of her fans, the less rabid ones anyway, have seen her for what she really is. It’s time for Sarah Palin and her fellow demagogues to fall off the public radar and get relegated to that dreaded "Where Are They Now" category.

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Blogger Stimpson said...

I despair that few will see Palin for what she is. But we can hope.

January 9, 2011 at 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

I still marvel that people don't see what an unintelligent, manipulative dunce Palin is.

You're spot-on with your "pack of matches to a 4-year-old" analogy.

Regardless of Loughner's political affiliations (if he had one), the entire political Right has the responsibility and civic duty to throttle their mantra and innuendo of hate, violence and rebellion.

I'm so weary of all those weak, tired, right-wing talking/fighting points. We're not under tyrannical rule by any stretch of the imagination, and haven’t had our country taken away by anyone. If these knuckle-dragging, inbred fucks could see past their Double Stuff Oreos and reruns of the Dukes of Hazzard, they’d see there’s more to the world than their single-wide trailer (real or figurative) and what true tyranny looks like.

As much as I disliked Dumbya as a president, I didn't think for a minute that we were being ruled by a tyrant, nor did the thought of rebellion, civil war, or violence cross my mind.

Fuck I’m tired of morons.

January 10, 2011 at 2:46 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

You know...I know...and most of your readers know what the truth is here. But the spin put on it already by the talking mouths of the right media, negates any hope that she will be seen as she is.

January 10, 2011 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Problem is this isn't a book or a movie this is real life. It's also obvious that this is playing out much like the 1950s only then it was communists. And what happened back then you may ask? People started boycotting sponsors and soon you had to be very careful what you said on TV. I see the likes of Beck have been dropped from some markets. That's a good start.

It'll be a fine day when the Becks and the Limbaughs and the Savages are relegated to the ends of the AM dial like they once were because that's where they belong. There's no objective dialogue in their programs and not much truth either.

January 10, 2011 at 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the latest news. This guy was obsessed with Rep Giffords since 2007. Nice try inciters

January 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

I am reserving my Palin hate until it has been determined if this shooting was in any way politically motivated. I wrote her off a few days after she accepted McCain's invite to look pretty on stage with him.

There are so many other reasons to dislike the current policies and actions of the Right and their school yard bullie routine. And The Left plays into it by acting the perfect victim.

In my opinion our current situation is not being served well by any of the leadership on the Right or the Left.

January 10, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

I agree that the hateful rhetoric on the right may have formed a nourishing environment that may have inspired this mentally disturbed man to act on his urges. And I hope that Palin, O'Reilly, Savage, et al, are affected by this in the aftermath of this tragedy. But it may be that this man was just one crazy guy and there is no direct cause of his actions other than his own insanity. But if enough people feel the hateful language may have played a part and it results in less of that in our public discourse, that will be a positive outcome out of all the tragedy.

January 10, 2011 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Stimpson: You're probably right. I'm too optimistic. For 2 years, every time a new scandal shows the GOP's true colors, I think "All right, the Republicans are toast now." And it keeps not happening.

Carlos: It's definitely something to marvel at, how so many people are still mesmerized by Palin. As Lincoln said, you can fool some people all of the time.

I'll admit I was pretty uneasy during Dumbya's presidency, but that was always based on what I was afraid he might do, not on things he had already done. The people who hate Obama, it's because he's already "taken over" health care, the banks, student loans, etc.

"If these knuckle-dragging, inbred fucks could see past their Double Stuff Oreos and reruns of the Dukes of Hazzard..." LOL. One can hope.

jadedj: It's amazing how fast the rightwing media shifted gears and hit the ground running. As soon as the news got out about the massacre, they started lining up their talking points.

Demeur: That's what I hope too, that the Becks and Palins fade away. Beck losing sponsors, Palin's TV show getting canceled -- it's a start.

MRM: "...actions of the Right and their school yard bullie routine. And The Left plays into it by acting the perfect victim." That's the part that bugs me the most, that Democrats keep playing "victim" instead of fighting back.

I don't know what the shooter's political views are, but I still think Palin and her ilk have created the atmosphere where it's OK (in some people's minds) to solve political disputes with guns. The constant drumbeat of "crosshairs," "second amendment remedies," "reload!" -- these phrases have sunk into the public consciousness, and some people are too unstable to differentiate.

Mauigirl: I think that's it exactly -- "hateful rhetoric on the right may have formed a nourishing environment that may have inspired this mentally disturbed man to act on his urges."

I doubt if the rightwing talking heads will have any remorse over Saturday's massacre. Some of the rightwing blogs I've looked at aren't even expressing any fake "condolences." They're just shouting "it wasn't our fault," "the killer was a communist, not a conservative," etc.

But I do hope enough of the public will be turned off by the hateful rhetoric and gun metaphors, and start tuning out the more shrill members of the rightwing media.

January 10, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Palin, like the rest of them, is a thoroughly self-absorbed and selfish hustler. She's out for fame and fortune. Politics is just the means to an end.

What is she and Angle and others of their ilk thinking? They're thinking about building their brand, attacting attention, binding their followers to them and, ultimately, cashing in.

Interestingly, just-sentenced Tom DeLay is sort of the inverse of Palin and Angle. He's a hard core true believer. Sure, he wants money and power, but political domination is even more important to him.

January 10, 2011 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I can't believe no one is talking about the sports angle. It's obvious this guy was agitated about the potential NFL lockout. Duh.

January 11, 2011 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Palin should be shuned by the media. Won't happen, they feed off each other's worst natures.

Randall may be onto something. The Detroit Lions' four game winning streak may have disrupted the universe.

January 11, 2011 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: I agree that Palin and Angle, et al. are just in it for the fame, fortune and the brand name. I hope a few of their followers have gotten wise to this in the past few days.

Randal: The NFL needs to dial down their rhetoric. This whole tragedy was their fault.

Dave: Palin and the media -- a perfect symbiotic relationship.

January 11, 2011 at 3:51 PM  

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