Sarah Palin Honey, Please Run Along Now While Adults Try To Work On The Budget
Would somebody please tell Sarah Palin to “sit down and shut up”. The former ex-quitting half-term Governor of Alaska who was unable to name a single newspaper or magazine that she reads, is now injecting herself in the budget debate. Despite the fact that she is sinking in the polls faster than an anchor in the ocean, Palin still seems to think that her voice is welcomed in the realm of grown-up political debate. Unfortunately for Palin, such is not the case.
On Friday Sarah Palin took to her favorite sophomoric form of communication, Facebook and stated that President Obama’s handling of the budget stalemate between Congressional Democrats and Republicans is “appalling”. This is just the latest example of the linguistically-challenged Palin sticking to her plan of opposing anything that is proposed by the Obama administration regardless of merit or circumstance. Remember when she opposed the First Lady’s program to combat childhood obesity as wellas her plan to enable more mothers to breast-feed their infants? Well, Palin is up to her old tricks again.
Her Facebook message said,
“Essentially, he’s holding military funding hostage to NPR funding. This is a perfect analogy for what is wrong with this entire budget showdown. Our federal government has strayed so far from what is constitutionally mandated that they are blind to the fact that NPR funding is not a constitutional duty. Funding our military at a time of war is!”
“It’s about time the President step up to the plate and lead responsibly. Our troops who are putting themselves in harm’s way deserve a Commander in Chief who is not AWOL from the debt debate. The American people deserve a president who will take on the tough challenges and understand that funding ‘Car Talk’ is not as crucial as funding our troops at a time of three wars.”
Palin’s misinformed message came as the result of President Obama’s refusal to sign a Republican bill to fund the Pentagon for the remainder of the fiscal year. What Palin failed to disclose to her Facebook friends however, is that the President would have been more than willing to sign-on for Pentagon funding if that was all that was included in the Republicans’ temporary bill. But you see, that was not the only thing included in the GOP measure. The Grand Old Party members also tacked on a few additional policy demands such as de-funding their enemy, National Public Radio and inserting partisan anti-abortion funding language as well.
If the Republicans’ primary concern was to fund the military and as Palin says, protect “our troops who are putting themselves in harm’s way”, then their proposal would have dealt solely with military funding. But as usual, the GOP attempted to hide their primary goal of de-funding what they consider to be progressive programs by attaching them to a measure ostensibly dealing with Pentagon funding. Even the educationally-challenged Sarah Palin should be able to spot a basic “bait and switch” tactic when she sees one.
Apparently Sarah Palin is unaware of the Senate bill 724 offered by Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison on Friday which guarantees that the military will be fully funded in the event of a government shutdown. The proposed bill has no caveats or ideological partisan amendments. It is a clean bill without a hidden agenda and if other Republicans are sincere in their assertion that funding the military is their primary concern, then they should support that bill.
The frantic Facebook blast appears to be one of Sarah Palin’s last ditch efforts to try to remain relevant in a political world from which she is fast fading. Unfortunately for her, virtually nobody is listening any longer.
Please take at a look at my WRKO Boston talk radio-based blog also, too. It can be found here: Kevin’s Blog-A Liberal Dose of Reality.
Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody.
Imagine song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLgYAHHkPFs&feature=related
(Sung to the John Lennon song “Imagine”)
Imagine there’s no Sarah
She’s in a doublewide
No more winks and blinks
No Bristol the child bride
Imagine all Alaskans
Living life in peace…
Imagine “thanks but no thanks”
Was never said at all
There was no “Joe the Plumber”
She stayed at City Hall
Spared from Sarah P….
You may say that we’re dreamers
But we’re having tons of fun
The First Dude claims she’s a screamer
And she’s certainly no nun
Imagine a “pig with lipstick”
I’m certain that you can
Remember Katie Couric
And Gibson, he’s “the Man”
Imagine all the people
Tina Fey also…
You may say that we’re dreamers
But we’re not the only ones
Levi Johnston’s right with us
And he’s got Sarah’s grandson