Sean Hannity dubbed it Palin Derangement Syndrome (“PDS”) as he described the vehement hatred that many liberals feel for McCain’s former running mate in the last presidential election. The vitriol that lefties spew anytime Sarah Palin’s name comes up is mind-numbing and is actually getting laughable. I have some old acquaintances that have found me on facebook and while I don’t do politics on that social medium, others do and some of the stuff they write is h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s! The sad part is that many don’t know enough to even know what they are talking about. They don’t seem to be able to discern between Tina Fey’s character and the real Sarah Palin.
If you really want to get a liberal’s head to explode casually ponder how great it would be if Palin ran for president in 2012. How fitting it would be to have the first woman president follow the first black president. [a little aside here – If Obama is half black and half white, why is he considered black rather than white. I don’t really understand that distinction. By my estimation he is actually our 43rd white president.] So you have now set off the freak detector off in your liberal friend and you can expect to experience a rapid-fire list of Palin’s “negatives” including:
- She doesn’t read
- She’s stupid
- She thinks she can see Russia from her back window
- Trig is not her baby
- She spent too much on clothes during the campaign
- She is inexperienced
- She never finished her term as Alaska’s gov.
- She doesn’t believe in evolution
- She thinks dinosaurs were alive like 5oo years ago
- She’s stupid
- She is trying to make money off of her fame
- She’s a pig with lipstick [that’s from Obama]
- She kills wolves
- She kills critters
- She talks funny
- She’s a teabagger
- Her daughter got pregnant as a teenager…the horror
There are probably a lot more that I missed so feel free to add some in the comments. The hatred for Mrs. Palin has spilled over onto her family. The first victim that I recall was her youngest daughter who David Letterman made a sexual joke about. I think he “apologized if he offended anyone.” That’s what celebrities do these days. They never apologize for their actions, they just apologize for how you might have felt about it. Classless.
More recently Bristol Palin competed on Dancing With the Stars. As America’s highest rated show I tuned in from time to time (when the Pittsburgh Penguins weren’t on the air) and saw some of the contest. Bristol Palin was not the best dancer or even really close to the best dancer, but others kept getting bumped while Palin kept piling up votes from the audience. I think that the tipping point for the PDS sufferers was when one of the favorites was cut while Bristol Palin survived. The hosts, judges, Brandy and even Palin seemed really shocked. Bristol must have the drive-liberals-crazy gene from Mom.
Even more shocked were the loony lefties who lost it. The Smoking Gun reported that “viewers from across the country wrote to the Federal Communications Commission accusing the ABC show of everything from running a “payola type program” to “encouraging and promoting teen pregnancy.” This seems almost as bad as the Florida woman who repeatedly called 911 when her McDonalds didn’t have chicken nuggets. The Smoking Gun requested the letters under the Freedom of Information Act and sadly perhaps the worst letter came from my home town of Pittsburgh.
“the show’s voting system had been fixed by extreme supporters of the Tea Party and Radical Right-Wing. I find that it has become a political platform for Sarah Palin to improve her image and ooze her political slime. Bristol is not a star, what did she do, she had sex and got pregnant. Lets reward her…I made several call to ABC’s complaint line and I hope that their phone lines melt. It has become a political movement, with Tea Party websites instructing on how to vote for Bristol. Ridiculousness!”
And this person gets to vote! To quote Bugs Bunny, “What a maroon.” I think that there is little doubt that fans of Sarah Palin cast their numerous votes for Bristol each week. It almost became fun to watch as Bristol plowed on (that was not a reference to her dancing ability). Two more quotes worth repeating show just how many liberals must think;
“no other dancer was called over for a hug…the clinch was a “signal for the GOP/Tea Party supporters of Sarah Palin to ‘stuff’ the vote for Bristol Palin, who on both dates had to be dragged over the dance floor. My 96 year old Mother-in-Law can dance better than Ms. Palin…I want my Government to protect me the viewer from deceptive practices.” [“I want my government to protect me the viewer from deceptive practices” WTF. Turn the freakin channel. It’s not like the old days where you had to get up off of your butt and literally “turn the channel.”]
“there is a vast right-winged conspiracy” [twenty points if you comment who said that one]
Showing some class and sanity, Brandy, defended Bristol Palin,
“I don’t think people should point fingers, because, at the end of the day, it’s about who America falls in love with, who America votes for and who the audience wants to see every week, and that’s the beauty of the show.”