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Old 12-27-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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Wow, another "libs" are afraid of Sarah Palin thread. Because we just can't have enough of those.

 
Old 12-27-2009, 08:23 AM
 
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Most Dem's kinda love her and hope she keeps on running so they can keep on winning, I mean come'on if a dope smoking, communist, inexperienced, black nationalist , foreign born, gangster from Chicago beat her. How much competition is she ?

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Old 12-27-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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I have to ask that question. I need to know why Sarah Palin gets so much attention from the left? It's obvious you're afraid of her or you wouldn't spend so much time, money and energy on making sure her name and face is front and center. Your efforts alone have probably raised the amount of money she can get for making a personal appearance or speech somewhere. Seriously, how much pro-Palin publicity do you see out there compared to your effort? You're raising money for her and you don't even know it. I know you are hoping that people will see/hear your efforts and hope they vote against her. I don't know about that strategy.

I've seen this effort before with a different candidate --- Hillary Clinton. I can't begin to tell you how much time, money and energy the right spent on making HC a bogeyman. I know because I received at least 5 - 6 pieces of mail a day with her name and face plastered all over it for more than a year. Her name was used in surveys to raise money, too. Every right wing TV analyst invoked her name every chance they got. By the time it was obvious that the right spent so much effort on the person that wasn't going to be the candidate, it was too late to do the same for the actual candidate --- Obama.

If Sarah Palin is all of the things you think and say she is, why are you so afraid of her that you are willing to give her all of this free publicity?
They are scared of her eand practice the politcs of trying to make people scared of her too
 
Old 12-27-2009, 08:41 AM
 
Location: southern california
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she was laughed off the voting roster. subsequent personal actions proved this a good public call.
the good news we stopped WWIII. the bad. we got another spend thrift president and congress.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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I'm a kinda-sorta liberal (actually, I'm not sure what I am these days because I am not and never was an Obama supporter but I see precious little appeal in the Republican party these days). I didn't vote for Obama and I was willing to give Palin the benefit of the doubt. In the past few months, she's proven herself to be a flake, IMO, but at first she seemed like a good choice for McCain. She's not the reason he lost; it was the economic crisis that sealed his fate.

Anyhoo...I was on some liberal e-mail lists during the 2008 election which exposed me to plenty of anti-Palin vitriol. I think a lot of the hatred comes from the fact that she's attractive and charismatic. Plus, she's a woman. As a Hillary supporter, I have seen plenty of that over the years. It was amazing and disappointing to me to see women who consider themselves to be progressives bashing on Sarah Palin. "OMG! She's a heartbeat away from the Presidency and she has no experience!" Never mind the fact that Obama's resume was just as thin. I will say that they were right inasmuch as she's proven herself to be a wacko - I'm not talking politically but quitting her job as Governor? I'm pretty sure she has no political future, but I've been proven wrong before.

Bottom line is, they're afraid of her. She's easy to demonize. There's a lot of snobbism there - she and her family seem so trashy so they're easy targets. I'm no Palin lover, but I don't support or engage in any of this. I'm a woman without a party these days.
""""think a lot of the hatred comes from the fact that she's attractive and charismatic. """"



First, I don't hate anyone and never have. Second, it was scary that some people would vote for her BECAUSE she is attractive....don't you find THAT much more of a problem????






""""Plus, she's a woman. As a Hillary supporter, I have seen plenty of that over the years. It was amazing and disappointing to me to see women who consider themselves to be progressives bashing on Sarah Palin.""""


Yes, there are plenty of people who just hate the thought of a woman in power. It's sexist just like you thinking women should be for her because she's a woman.


I was against her because she's stupid, greedy and ego-centric and a lot more besides....unlike YOU I judge PEOPLE, not their sex.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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I have to ask that question. I need to know why Sarah Palin gets so much attention from the left? It's obvious you're afraid of her or you wouldn't spend so much time, money and energy on making sure her name and face is front and center.
I've said it on all 10 "why are you afriad of SP threads"

It's her bumbling manner that has given her the spotlight. Making fun of her has become sport and her worshipers just can't figure it out.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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The question assumes facts not in evidence.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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The only thing that I'm "afraid" of is that there are people who support her relentlessly and with religious-like fervor in spite of the fact that she has nothing, NOTHING WHATSOEVER that makes her a leader.

EVERY TIME I see Sarah Palin on TV, or read anything written by her, she is ALWAYS blaming someone else for her shortcomings, her mistakes, things that went wrong, etc. It's ALWAYS someone else's fault, someone that's trying to sabatoge her, put her in a bad light, etc. She NEVER takes one iota of responsibility for herself, she's always the professional victim. These are not traits of a leader whatsoever.

She doesn't appear to be a good team player either. She appears to burn bridges and relationships, instead of nurturing them and building them. This applies to both personal as well as business. She doesn't "play well" with others. She seems to be out for herself and if that means stepping on others as she's climbing her way to the top, then so be it. These are not traits of a person who should be a leader.

She has shown herself to be vindictive and hateful - these are not traits that are admirable and certainly not those of a future leader.

She has been proven to have a propensity of misusing her power and when things don't go her way or when she decides that she can do better for herself elsewhere, she quits. This has been demonstrated by the fact that it took six colleges to earn ONE measly bachelor's degree as well as her grandiose action of quitting her position as governor of Alaska. A quitter is a quitter is a quitter...no matter how much she tries to paint a different picture. She wanted more money and power than her position of governor afforded her, so she quit on the people of Alaska because there were riper pickings elsewhere. At least she could have been honest about it. Why not say that she's in it (by "it" - I mean EVERYTHING) for herself and to h*ll with everyone and everything else. At least be honest about it. She paints herself as a "maverick" when in essence she's the same as the people she claims are the "elite", etc. To me, she is Eva Perone reincarnated.

I don't like the fact that she is a liar, mud-slinger and a hate monger. I don't like the fact that she invokes the WORST in others, not the best in others. A leader, in my book, is someone who has the ability to inspire others to greatness, to transcend their limitations and do good for themselves and the world. I have not seen this trait in Sarah Palin. In fact, her "strength" (if you can call it that) is that she invokes "fear" in others and appeals to people's primal fears and prejudices. This is not what America needs now or ever.
No need for me to say anymore. Donna covered all the basis on why Sarah will never be ready for an elected job in Washington. I'll add that it's the mainstream Republicans who should really be afraid of her. She'll bleed resources and votes away from any moderate candidate whether she runs again or just supports another ultra-conservative running. And that will hand the election over to the Democrats again.

Why is it that these Palin threads are always started by conservatives? It's like they want to see Palin bashed.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I'm not a lib, but I'll give you an example of why a libertarian would be.

Her stance on Abortion. She believes it should be completely outlawed. Rape, incest, severe birth defects, she thinks all of those women should be FORCED to give birth.

Thats wrong on numerous levels. We can battle back and forth on the idea of abortion as a form of birth control, but she is crazy in her views. That, and her other religious stances are just scary. She is George Bush on speed, and would hammer home a religious agenda.

As far as the economy, and everything else, I don't think she can do much worse then anyone else is doing.

I'm beginning to vote strictly on personal liberties, and leaving everything else out. Seems that both parties are exactly the same on everything else.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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I'm not a lib, but I'll give you an example of why a libertarian would be.

Her stance on Abortion. She believes it should be completely outlawed. Rape, incest, severe birth defects, she thinks all of those women should be FORCED to give birth.
You have to love it when she herself said, and I'll paraphrase "I'm thankful my daughter made the "choice" to give birth to her baby"

A choice, if it were up to Sarah, she wouldn't have.
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