Monday, April 28, 2014

Making A Moose Of Things

I can't think of anything more banal and bone-tiring than the thought of Sarah Palin speaking at the annual NRA convention but here we are.

During a speech at the National Rifle Association's annual convention on Saturday, Palin, also the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, criticized President Obama's administration for treating suspected terrorists too gingerly.

Discussing "enemies who would utterly annihilate America - they who'd obviously have information on plots," she said, "Oh, but you can't offend them, can't make them feel uncomfortable, not even a smidgen."

"Well, if I were in charge," she continued, as the audience erupted in applause at the prospect, "they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists."

She criticized the administration for pursuing a national security strategy that, in her estimation, pokes "our allies in the eye, calling them adversaries, instead of putting the fear of God in our enemies."

Palin also rallied the pro-gun audience to continue protecting their right to bear arms, saying their efforts are "needed now more than ever because every day, we are seeing more and more efforts to strip away our Second Amendment rights."

She warned that the president and his administration were trying to enact gun control to keep a firmer grip on the American people, and she urged the roughly 13,000 NRA faithful in the crowd to fight back.

"If you control oil, you control an economy. If you control money, you control commerce," she said. "But if you control arms, you control the people, and that is what they're trying to do."

So awesome, in a Palin administration we'd be shooting our rifles all day and torturing all the bad guys all night.  Big American party time! Yeah, President Obama was really a softy when he had Seal Team Six put a bullet in Osama's brain.  Oh well.

Glad she'll never be president.

1 comment:

Horace Boothroyd III said...

So much has changed since I was a boy that I sometimes believe that I have died and gone to purgatory.

Once upon a time, America was the nation that did the right thing even when it cost us in the short run.

Once upon a time, America extended constitutional rights to everyone because we understood them to be universal human rights that were recognized by us the good guys if not necessarily all nations around the globe.

Once upon a time, American businessmen took the lead in fighting corruption around world because corruption is bad for business where ever it might take place.

When American officers oversaw the waterboarding of Vietnamese
prisoners, they were hauled into court and convicted of war crimes and
packed off to the slammer. The system wasn't perfect and some people notoriously escaped justice, but at least we made a good faith effort.

Now it appears to be official American policy that we can torture anyone we like, play self-defeating games in our treatment of foreigners, and the only restraint on theft is that one not do it in the street and frighten the horses.

Back in the nineties I lived and worked in Norway, whence I noticed that the typical Scandinavian actually had a better life than the typical American - even in the heady days of the Clinton Prosperity. Twenty years later even the traditional media has noticed this fact and people are freaking out over reports that the Canadian middle class is better off than the American. A big chunk of the blame for this should go to disgraced Governor and failed Vice Presidential candidate Palin and her cronies and enablers.

It will be difficult to save America when we have to fight both the criminals on the Right as well as the hysterical ninnies of the faux radical Left, but try we must as the path of despair is for Losers.

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