Hatred, fear of Sarah Palin is irrational

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Recently, longtime White House reporter Carl Cannon publicly confessed that the media "took sides, straight and simple" against Gov. Sarah Palin in the 2008 vice presidential race. My reaction to this revelation can be summed up in two words: Well, duh.

Did Mr. Cannon actually think this would surprise anyone? Here's the scoop: Gov. Palin accepted an invitation to run for vice president. She campaigned, she lost and she went home. End of story, right? Wrong. The liberal media has become Sarah Palin's stalker. They hate her.

Hatred stems from fear, and fear stems from threat recognition. Liberals recognize Gov. Palin as a threat, which is why they must do whatever they can to destroy her. There is no other reasonable explanation.

Palin-bashing is also very profitable. Post a nasty blog about her and you'll get thousands of hits. Write an anti-Palin article and your magazine will fly off the shelves. Make perverted jokes about her offspring and your ratings will soar past Conan O'Brien's!

Someone told me, "Well, I hate Sarah Palin because she's stupid." Hating someone because he or she is "stupid" is a stupid reason to hate someone. If Gov. Palin is so "stupid," why waste time on her at all? Don't they have anything better to do?

Regarding Sarah Palin's future plans: Who knows? Who cares? It's nobody's business but hers. She is quitting her job and getting on with her life. And those of us who are not infected with Palin Derangement Syndrome might suggest that all of her detractors get over her, get their own life and get on with it.

Sound like a good plan? Doggone it, you betcha.

Candice Blanton

Hephzibah

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Pu239
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Pu239 07/25/09 - 08:25 pm
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So Obama's quote regarding
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So Obama's quote regarding the Cambridge Police officer was one of his shining moments? I seem to recall he had to "Calibrate" his clarification.

Steve Wylie
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Steve Wylie 07/25/09 - 08:59 pm
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According to factcheck.org,

According to factcheck.org, Obama is full of doo doo on health care. That said, he can still outline the the plan he is intending to implement with as many details as are available at this point in the process. I am not going to defend this health care shenanigans, I am simply pointing out that he can speak in a coherent reasoned fashion that is open to argument. He has invited that argument about his health care plan, if you were listening. He is looking for ideas that will work, but so far the opposition has only offered half-baked attempts that exist only to rile up emotions. But the conversation is about Palin. I am saying that Palin would not even do what Obama has done: she would appeal to your base instincts without offering any rationale. She would make you feel angry that some bureaucrat was trying to change your life, but she would never tell you that the government was facing real problems and needs real solutions. I am saying that she does not even demonstrate an understanding of this.

concernednative
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concernednative 07/25/09 - 09:22 pm
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Exactly Palin would say bad

Exactly Palin would say bad bad govt all the while not solving anything. Palin and her like pursue the power of elected office and then tell us how bad it is. It is the best of both worlds you get the money, prestige, power and tell the people to do it themselves because govt shouldn't help.

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alden 07/25/09 - 09:44 pm
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Let me understand, SW. Obama

Let me understand, SW. Obama is full of poop on his health care plan, but because you think he is articulate (and coached and teleprompted very well), we should listen to him. I'm feeling real good that he would be soon telling me I needed end of life counseling every five years. And concernednative, you seem to have some kind of serious problem. Obama is saying that government should help, but not with the plan he is on. I don't think he has to have end of life counseling every five years. Look how long our ex-presidents live. Brain cancer Kennedy needs to give it up.

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Steve Wylie 07/25/09 - 10:02 pm
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Articulate means he speaks

Articulate means he speaks well, alden. I am clearly saying that he can think, reason, and argue what he presents. Palin is articulate, but she can neither think nor reason well. That her arguments appeal to base emotions is a rhetorical method, so I cannot say she argues poorly, only that those who succumb to such techniques are base, themselves. That she is effective is a testament to the technique, but that technique only rallies people to a point: it does not solve problems.

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imdstuf 07/25/09 - 10:02 pm
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Tiger, nice change of

Tiger, nice change of subject. Now my turn to change it, I wonder who Ron Paul would have had as his running mate should he have been given a fair chance to win the ticket?

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mad_max 07/25/09 - 10:22 pm
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Palin strikes fear in the

Palin strikes fear in the pseudo intellectual elite Democrats because she is down home, folksy, patriotic, and likeable to much of the non-communist citizenry of America. She will be back and she will have a positive impact on the opposition to Obama The Communist.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 07/25/09 - 10:23 pm
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And when did I change the

And when did I change the subject?

concernednative
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concernednative 07/25/09 - 10:46 pm
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KSL, I guess you don't think

KSL, I guess you don't think our president finished 2nd grade that's about the time you learn there are 50 states. He misspoke Sarah Palin in uninformed big difference.

KSL
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KSL 07/25/09 - 11:05 pm
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You are right. I have a lot

You are right. I have a lot of questions about his education and how he got it.

KSL
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KSL 07/25/09 - 11:06 pm
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"He misspoke Sarah Palin in

"He misspoke Sarah Palin in uninformed big difference." IN ENGLISH PLEASE.

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 07/25/09 - 11:07 pm
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Nice rationalizing,

Nice rationalizing, concernednative.......keep trying. "misspoke" is that code for "said something that was completely f'd up?"

KSL
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KSL 07/25/09 - 11:09 pm
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Never mind. I get your

Never mind. I get your pathetic attempt to make a statement. Why are you babbling?

KSL
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KSL 07/25/09 - 11:10 pm
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By his own admittance, he's

By his own admittance, he's been misspeaking quite a lot lately.

KSL
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KSL 07/25/09 - 11:12 pm
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He misspeaks about health

He misspeaks about health care because he is not aware of certain crucial items that he has promised would not be there.

KSL
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KSL 07/25/09 - 11:13 pm
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He misspeaks about a certain

He misspeaks about a certain unfortunate arrest of a buddy of his in Cambridge, MA.

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KSL 07/25/09 - 11:14 pm
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Tigger, he misspeaks about

Tigger, he misspeaks about the number of states in the US. What the heck is that all about? American students have had that drummed into them since Hawaii became a state.

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freedombelle 07/25/09 - 11:47 pm
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Just listen to you

Just listen to you people..every day it's about Repubs. or Demos. You all argue for your party..there are a lot of people who don't think much of either party so you just strike out at each other and most of you don't know "Jack"about these politicians, only what you read and hear and my bet is that most of that is lies..we all have a President wheather we like him or not. Pray for him that he will learn to make good decisions. If you think Palin is so dumb why even bother with her? She is probably smarter than you jokers give her credit for. Probably a lot smarter, intelligence wise, than most of us..Let it be !!!

TheTruth
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TheTruth 07/26/09 - 12:38 am
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Most Democrats love Sarah

Most Democrats love Sarah Palin. She cost McCain the election. Her, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and Ann Coulter and all the other loud-mouthed baffons on Fox will keep the Republican party where it belongs: in the past, in the dark, and out of office. It's sickening really. It looks like the Republican party is going the way of the Whig party because it lives in the past and is out of touch with the people. We can thank W and the 9th Circle of Hell crew for killing the party and the aforementioned baffons burying it under. True conservatives that believe in minimal government and the freedoms promised under the Constitution and Bill of Rights were betrayed by corporate greed and the greed of the top 5%. Be prepared...socialism is on its way, and there is nothing we can do to stop it.

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KSL 07/26/09 - 05:35 am
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What is a baffoon? You

What is a baffoon? You spelled it that way twice. That would be "she" not "Her". And there is plenty to be done to stop it (socialism).

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convertedsoutherner 07/26/09 - 07:04 am
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Just change the words of the

Just change the words of the dims posts and it fits prezbho as follows: ***"Exactly (prezbho) would say bad bad govt all the while not solving anything. (prezbho) and (HIS) like pursue the power of elected office and then tell us how bad it is. It is the best of both worlds you get the money, prestige, power and tell the people to do it themselves because govt shouldn't help. *** prezbho keeps saying the gloom, doom and threats and his fawning followers continue to defend, excuse and blame everyone else. He was incompetent when he was campaigning and he still is as he appoints 30+ czars to do his job for him.

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carcraft 07/26/09 - 07:36 am
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concernednative on Sat Jul

concernednative on Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:15 PM I just read your comment and your really do need to get your facts together..When Russia flys incursions into the US it is the Alaska Airnational guard that responds since ,most of these incursions occur in Alaska airspace.. Alaska air national guard is the only national guard that is on active duty full time. Palin is commander of the Alaska air national guard and needs to stay up on what is going on.

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carcraft 07/26/09 - 07:38 am
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At least Palin knows what

At least Palin knows what countries enities etc boarder the state she is from. I loved Obama's statement that "Of course Kentucky voted for Clinton, Kentucky is closer to Arkansa than Illinios" BWAHAHAHAHAHA

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 07/26/09 - 08:14 am
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We keep hearing the fawning

We keep hearing the fawning follwers of prezbho say how brilliant he is. They continue to whine and complain about Sara while they watch the incompetent/teleprompter take our country apart and destroy it piece by piece. When are they going to start facing the reality of the incompetence of this admin?

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1941 07/26/09 - 08:33 am
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Hate Sara? Why would anyone

Hate Sara? Why would anyone hate or be scared of her?She ran , she lost! Should be end of story!What ever she decide to do with the rest of her career, is her buisness! If she would just crawl back under the rock that McCain dug her from under, she will be allright! It just goes to show you, that republicans, will vote for anything, that has a big mouth! She had no education, no class,etc, and they want her for president! I wonder why she lost!!!

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carcraft 07/26/09 - 09:30 am
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Posted by 1941 on Sun Jul 26,

Posted by 1941 on Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:33 AM "She ran , she lost! Should be end of story!What ever she decide to do with the rest of her career, is her buisness! " Would it not be nice if the press, the political pundits, the chattering class, appropriateness challanged talk show hosts,and people running politically motivated ethics probes would follow your advice. Palin and her husband ran a successful company that increased their worth to a million dollars, she put coprrupt repblican politicians in jail and managed to reduce the costs of running the executive branch of the Alaska government and put money in native Alaskan pockets from the oil industry because she played hard ball with ooil executives. Obumbler got the corrupt Governor of Illinios reelected and left the neighbor hood where he worked as a community organizer in shambles....Name one thing Obumbler did other than line his pockets as a politician for the good of anybody other than himself or his wife in Chicago? I've put this challange out before and mobody has come up with any thing. I would rather live in Palin's state than Illinios any time..

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 07/26/09 - 09:34 am
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Don't you remember why she

Don't you remember why she lost? You were promised hope/change, change/hope and CHANGE you can believe in. How's that CHANGE working out for you? How has that CHANGE helped you?

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