Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Paling around with Communists

By Capt. Fogg

It's funny that we live in a country so afraid of facing up to its history and its responsibility that anything even so mildly critical as admitting your president was sometimes an embarrassment is a death sentence to your career and reputation. Ask the Dixie Chicks.

That doesn't apply however to Republican critics, particularly critics of Barack Obama. As you know, Sarah Palin has been touring China and viciously berating our country and its policies to an international audience, in speeches to which the press is not invited.

It's reported that some delegates to the CLSA Investors’ Forum, part of the French bank Credit Agricole, walked out "in disgust" complaining that she would only take pre-arranged questions, talked too much about Alaska and criticised Obama without offering any solutions of her own. Predictably, some said she was brilliant. Of those, one European delegate said:

She said America was spending a lot of money and it was a temporary solution. Normal people are having to pay more and more but things don’t get better. The rich will leave the country and the poor will get poorer.

That's a condition that well describes the Reagan and Bush years, although she apparently spent much time praising Ronald Reagan.


I'll leave it to you to decide if reiterating her lies about death panels and "socialized" medicine to an audience, every nationality of which but the USA already has universal health care, indicates brilliance, insurmountable ignorance, vicious disregard for truth, justice and the United States of America. I won't ask if you think that telling an audience in China that Barack Obama and our trade policies are unfair to China nibbles away at any claim to patriotism she may have. She knows it does and CLSA reports that they closed the meetings to the press only because Palin didn't want to be known for what she is: a lying, chiseling, invidious little creep willing to sell out her country for her personal advancement.

(Cross-posted from Human Voices.)

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3 Comments:

  • Synopsis:

    So Sarah Palin went to Hong Kong
    To charm the commie-capitalists
    With comic-book Reaganomics
    Among the ghosts of Mao Zedong.

    She said wealth redistribution is wrong,
    Along with taxes and prophylactics.
    She spoke because she’s broke but left
    With Credit Agricole tucked in her thong.

    By Blogger (O)CT(O)PUS, at 5:33 PM  

  • The Dixie Chicks had a more coservative fan base since they touted themselves as country singers. If they had touted themselves as pop or alt rock they would have been fine. So while the D-Chicks are free to convey their feelings about President Bush, their fans are also free to convey their feelings if they don't like same said conveyed feelings.

    Republicans who criticize Obama tend to do so in front of like-minded audiences, and, if the audience is not like-minded, it doesn't matter as much becuase they're not relying on these people to make their albums go platinum and fill their arenas.

    The Dixie Chicks, at least when it comes to the advancement of their career, are completely tone deaf.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:18 AM  

  • I didn't mean to elevate the Dixie Chicks to sainthood, or even martyrdom. Sure people have a right to dislike them for not liking someone who is and probably should be hated, but that's not at issue. Whether or not people have the right to be hypocrites, liars and idiots is not the question.

    What I'm talking about is the party of Janus - one face when they're in power and another when out. In power, they spread the Panglossian paradigm - this is the best of all possible countries and don't you dare say otherwise you traitor -- and out of power, it's a nest of perfidious commies, Nazis, Racists, Socialists heralding the birth of the anti-Christ so bring your guns, guys.

    We both know any Democrat telling the Chinese that the incompetent US government is wrong to impose import duties on tireswould not be seen the same way as Joe the Plumber or Sarah Palin.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 2:57 PM  

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