reply to post by Snarf
Let me be sure I have this straight then. You mention that dealing with her stupidity is akin to living under fear of nuclear attack during the Cold
War without a bomb shelter.
I mention that I grew up in a town between two very viable nuclear targets and no one had a bomb shelter. Because no one was really that afraid.
But since we were both talking about nukes here, I mentioned Clinton was so upset about being caught in his affair with Monica that he lost the
freaking launch codes (in addition to other derelictions of duty mention in the article).
Now Clinton was considered to be a halfway decent President despite his faults. So asked you directly if Palin was a victim of FUD and propaganda.
(the topic of this thread being "Why do people hate Sarah Palin so much?") because it would seem that people are turning fear into hate to malign
the woman when Clinton himself was a screw up.
The sentence, "The implication that Palin could be a cause MAD is funny." is a comment of your analogy (I found humorous). Has nothing to do with
the thread nor my post. But you seem to think it was the point.
Your comment that people liking Palin (whether stupid or not is debatable) is a reason to fear her is odd, but it is your opinion.
That I think you need some reading comprehension skills, are quick to judge relevance and make mistakes in that haste and do not reevaluate your
position once you make a decision (on whatever criteria), is my opinion.
I don't know if Palin is likable person or not, since I have never met her. She could be a hateful, bitter and shallow person. But since I have not
met her, I can give her the benefit of the doubt. Bush, Sr. I can tell you a little about because I was introduced to him and spoke with him once.
Carter, as I said earlier in the thread, I spoke with a cousin and can give some secondhand insight.
The irony of all these pages of likes, dislikes and back and forth between members has all been political talking points and personal experiences
shading how they see Palin. I guess in the absence of knowing, we can only take our best guess. It may be my personal bias, but what I have seen is
that those against Palin appear close-minded and those for Palin seem to be open-minded.
I think that says much about people and the direction of our country. Of where we are and how we came to be in this situation. It is just as easy to
blame and do nothing as it is to have faith and do nothing. Either way, we have done noting.
Palin, I like her so I will vote for her or I don't like her and won't vote for her. Isn't that the same as doing nothing? Obama ran on Hope and
Change, he could have ran on I'll screw up less than W and still won. Because both messages are the same, please elect me and you can continue to do
The US Political Madness Forum was created to be a catch all for left-right back and forth political thread that had little to do with conspiracy and
more to do with controversy. A place to clear out the flotsam and clutter that we the members could not stop writing about.
This thread was started on Feb 7, nine days ago. The response has been overwhelming. I found it to be a little scary to tell the truth, as this single
thread contains more than half the total replies I have ever had to a thread. In fact it is currently the 8th most replied to thread in the US
Political Madness forum. That is more replies than single threads on gun grabbers, revolutions, town hall meetings, illegal aliens, tea parties,
anti-G W Bush...in fact there is one birther, one anti-Obama, and one Healthcare thread with more replies...and it is close to the last healthcare
one. All in just 9 days.
That proves two things: Sarah Palin is a polarizing subject that may continue to be so in the future and quite a number of those other topics involved
doing something, if only to be forewarned.
But I think it also gives an honest answer to the question of what we as a people do when it comes to our interaction with government: Nothing, other
than something. Debating the merits and flaws of a single person is doing nothing. Hey, I am guilty of it as well. But the key thing to remember is
that Palin is just as close to running the country right now as you or I are...sure she was closer and could be again. But right now, she holds no
office, writes no legislation and passes nothing into laws. Just like us.