Palin clearly isn’t going away. “I am not going to sit down. I’m not going to shut up”, she told Hannity on Monday. But if we treat her a little less like a major political figure and a little more like Ann Coulter… a calculating individual who says shocking things to attract media attention… it won’t matter. Sure, we might lose some Web traffic or TV ratings, but we might also gain something. Remember the Seinfeld episode where George Costanza, by giving up sex, suddenly frees up brain power to learn Portuguese and Euclidean geometry, to teach Derek Jeter the physics of batting, to become a “Jeopardy” whiz, and to solve a Rubik’s cube? If we stop obsessing over Palin, we might suddenly become experts in the federal budget or Medicare reimbursement rates.
And so I pledge to you… Sarah Palin’s name will not cross my lips… or my keyboard… for the entire month of February. Who’s with me?
I thought deeply after reading this… yes… Sarah Palin is a symptom, by herself, she’s not substantial in the least… she’s only a manifestation… she’s not an Urgrund ontological cause. Rather, the Republican Party, as a whole, has become a polarising and polarised political faction. It’s not the GOP of Eisenhower, Nixon, and TR… it’s the product of the senescent dribbling of the Reagan era… deregulation was going to “lift all boats”… well, the share of the national wealth of the richest 1 percent of the population rose from 9 percent in 1980 to 24 percent today. It should sober us that this doesn’t satisfy them. They want to take MORE from us. The main cause of the Great Recession was the Bush tax cuts. Full stop. Yet, the GOP demanded that we keep them in toto… and they held the unemployed up at ransom to do it. They didn’t hesitate to put a dagger to the throat of the weakest Americans. That is why I have decided that I shall NEVER vote for the Republican Party again… ever. I cannot vote for a political faction that deliberately poises its boot over the faces of the helpless in order to advance the cause of further lining the pockets of the overclass.
In short, the Republican Party is evil, objectively speaking. After all… look at Newt Gingrich. A political party that honours a man who delivered divorce papers to his wife when she was deathly ill in bed with cancer is degenerate and beyond the pale. This is not the Republican Party of William F Buckley. That’s gone for good. Sarah? I think that Mr Milbank is right… in some respects. Yet, I think that his proposal has merit, and I’m going to join in. We should keep our eyes on Palin, though… she has devoted nutter fans, who are as ignorant and close-minded as she is. We’ve got to get out and vote in 2012… the GOP gains in the midterms were mainly due to liberal and moderate voters staying home. We won’t have a second chance…
Thursday 27 January 2011