Sarah Palin’s dangerously unhinged rhetoric on Israel November 19, 2009Posted by Evil Bender in Sarah Palin, wingnuts.
I didn’t expect to be blogging on Sarah Palin this week. I’m disgusted by the attention she’s receiving by virtue of being a petty, vindictive, self-aggrandizing idiot . But when I saw this over at FDL, I knew I had to say something:
I believe that the Jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon, because that population of Israel is, is going to grow. More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead. And I don’t think that the Obama administration has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements cannot expand.
That is, as Blue Texan at FDL points out, incredibly stupid. But that misses the larger issue: this is a clear dog-whistle to the most extreme and crazy of Evangelicals, because the whole “flocking to Israel” thing is code for “the Rapture and Tribulation are coming soon.” Palin is sending a clear message that she thinks the world is ending soon, and Jesus Christ will save the true believers.
We’ll need to watch closely to see if she gives hints on whether she thinks Obama is the Antichrist. I’m not kidding.
Bush was Evangelical, but Palin looks to be positioning herself as something more: a radical religionist who appears to honestly believe the world is soon coming to an end. And “Country First” John McCain would have put her one heartbeat from the Presidency.
I don’t have a joke here, folks. This should be absolutely terrifying to anyone who follows the Fundies.
Congrats, Sarah Palin: January 14, 2009Posted by Evil Bender in News and politics, Sarah Palin, wingnuts.
But Palin said she had adopted a philosophical attitude on the downside of the spotlight. “You have to let it go,” she said. “Even hard news sources, credible news sources — the comment about, you can see Russia from Alaska. You can! You can see Russia from Alaska. Something like that — a factual statement that was taken out of context and mocked — what you have to do is let that go.”
Dear Ms Palin,
I’m glad to see you’re taking up the study of Zen and “letting that go” by obsessing over a perceived slight from months ago. Zen is completely about failing to recognize your own failings.
You’re obviously as talented at Zen as you are at foreign policy.
See what I just did there? I brought up the context of your quote! Doesn’t reminding everyone that you mentioned Russia could be seen from Alaska as your foreign policy credential make you seem much less stupid?
Glad I could help.
PS: I’m impressed you have time to read blogs while you’re busy reading “all of” the newspapers. You really are multi-talented!