Sunday, August 31, 2008

Repubs Think Women Are Stupid

In addition to the fact that John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin is the most cynical mockery of the tradition that a presidential candidate picks his running mate, McCain’s choice is a clear indication that the Republican Party assumes all women are silly twits and stupid. The Republican Party has declared that the women who worked for Hillary Clinton’s campaign are going to run like mesmerized rats behind pied piper Palin and cheerfully, nay, giddily vote for John McCain simply to have a woman as Vice President. Presumably, the thinking behind this preposterous idea is, as Samantha Bee said on The Daily Show on Friday night: since all women have boobs and a vagina, all women have so much in common with Palin. The missing detail in this Republican strategy is that all the women who were committed to Hillary Clinton’s campaign also have a functioning, well-exercised, well-organized BRAIN. And having a functioning brain militates against voting for McCain in the first place. But having a working brain certainly makes it unlikely that one would vote for McCain in order to have an inexperienced self-described soccer-mom from Alaska at the helm if an unwell and aged McCain drops dead during his presidency. When asked what Palin’s qualifications are, Republican flacks and sycophants say she is a mother of five, has already been mayor of a town and governor of a state and therefore she is fully qualified to be president of the United States, should that occasion arise. Given the last eight years of having a narcissistic, bumbling, braindead, alcoholic, drug-loving, low-achieving, delusional Republican as our president, it is not surprising that the Republican Party would have no qualms about putting forward Sarah Palin as Vice President. Even though the town she was Mayor of, Wasilla—a suburb of Anchorage—has only 9000 people, and the state she governs has a population the size of Milwaukee. But it’s the cynicism of the choice of Sarah Palin that is so disturbing. The youngest of her five children has Down Syndrome. Ralph Reed remarked about Palin’s having an impaired baby rather than having an abortion, “it is almost impossible to exaggerate how important that is to the conservative faith community." Reed is that paragon of corrupt sleaze from the born-again faction who is implicated in the ongoing Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal. John McCain met Sarah Palin once. McCain was 72 this past Friday and has been treated for many bouts of melanoma and has health problems. Even so, he decided that Sarah Palin, who is inexperienced and knows nothing about Washington, DC politics or foreign policy, would be a dandy running mate because she is a woman and because she decided against having an abortion. Up until last Friday I was bored with the campaign hype and nonsense from both sides of the aisle and particularly from the TV pundits and mavens. That has changed. I am looking forward to a debate or maybe a series of debates between Obama’s running mate, Senator Joe Biden, who knows more about Washington politics and foreign policy than anyone in Washington, and Ms Know-nothing Palin who has only five years of politics under her belt and those years have been spent in Alaska. Oh, by the way, the Alaska state legislature this week voted to hire an independent investigator to see whether Ms. Palin abused her office by trying to get her former brother-in-law fired from his job as an Alaska state trooper. Heh! Heh-heh-heh!!!!! The circus has definitely come to town.

1 comment:

AM said...

Good to have you back!!!