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Thursday, November 19, 2009

I have no faith that this country won't elect Sarah Palin...but Palin/Glenn Beck? Are we THAT meshuggeh?
Posted by Jill | 5:36 AM
With even the most optimistic estimates having the employment picture not even BEGIN to improve until 2011, and Tim Geithner's buddies giving themselves huge bonuses instead of doing things like lending money in the aftermath of their huge taxpayer bailout, and Barack Obama's continued tossing under the bus of everyone who could otherwise be relied on to go to the mat for him, it's hard to imagine that the 2012 race won't be a real dogfight. The question is, just how angry (or racist) are people going to be, and are they willing to destroy the country in a stupid attempt to save it?

The signs are already there that the men who sit in the executive suites behind the so-called liberal media long for a Republican restoration, and if they can get a president about whom they can fantasize in a French maid costume, or dressed in dom/sub gear, or if they are like David Vitter, diapering them, well, so much the better. That every time she opens her mouth, incoherent babble comes out is immaterial. After all, we had a babbling idiot in the White House for eight years and survived, though whether we have survived or are just enduring the death rattle of a once-great nation remains to be seen.

Does anyone actually believe that if Sarah Palin looked like Barbara Mikulski, there would be this kind of fascination with her? Sure, her palpable self-delusion and ability to baldface lie without even flinching has a perverse kind of fascination. But I don't think it's her narcissistic, delusional megalomania or her willful ignorance that people find so attractive. Sure, projecting confidence can make people think you know something even when you're a blithering moron. But it's clear that Sarah Palin is all about the looks. The question is just how far those looks will carry her, and whether anger at what threatens to appear to be the utter failure of Barack Obama to clean up an economic mess that has taken nearly thirty years to make in a few short years is enough to generate a protest vote of that magnitude.

What OUGHT to make people sit up in their chairs, look at their children, and see if this is the future they want for them, is the idea that Palin hasn't ruled out choosing Glenn Beck as a running mate:
It's no secret that former GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Fox News host Glenn Beck share great respect and admiration — so their fans can be forgiven for wondering: Is a "dream ticket" of Palin-Beck ticket completely out of the question?

Perhaps not.

Palin initially chuckled when Newsmax broached the idea. But then she had some serious words of praise for the popular Fox personality.

"I can envision a couple of different combinations, if ever I were to be in a position to really even seriously consider running for anything in the future, and I'm not there yet," Palin tells Newsmax. "But Glenn Beck I have great respect for. He's a hoot. He gets his message across in such a clever way. And he's so bold — I have to respect that. He calls it like he sees it, and he's very, very, very effective."

Now right now this isn't worth sitting bolt upright in a cold sweat in the middle of the night. And hopefully the mediapalooza that surrounds Palin's book tour (that just happens to be focused on swing states) subsides by the time the 2012 race starts to kick into gear. But when you look at how we've seen mass mob mentality take hold when a population gets angry enough, and you look at the Bob Forehead quality of the other 2012 Republican hopefuls -- the parade of dull gray men (Tim Pawlenty) and poufy hair (John Thune) whose names are mentioned, the idea becomes not so ridiculous.

But Glenn Beck? Seriously? Are we THAT crazy? I know that intellectual acumen is a devalued commodity in these days of the fall of the American Empire, but have we embraced stupidity and ignorance to that extent?

Stay tuned.

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Blogger Serr8d said...
"The question is, just how angry (or racist) are people going to be, and are they willing to destroy the country in a stupid attempt to save it?"

The irony, it burns.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
"and if they can get a president about whom they can fantasize in a French maid costume"

Mmmmmmmm...Dick Cheney...ahhhhhh...mon cheri...

Blogger Bob said...
Sarah is a "celebrity" now. That's different than having a regular gig like Beck or an elected politician. Celebrities are disposable product & have to manage their celebrity smartly. At the moment, Sarah is "A list." Can she stay there? We have to see how she keeps herself in the spotlight without overexposure. It won't be easy.

Blogger Barry said...
Congress is poised to shove a massive health care bill down our throats that's equally repellent to both left and right, so what should we be talking about today? Why the remote possibility that Glenn Beck might run for VP in 2012, of course!

Blogger Bustednuckles said...
Sarah Palin is an idiot and Glenn Beck running for dog catcher would get him ripped to shreds by the Progressives. There is just way too much crazy for us to point to, not to mention the phony crying.

I can see Pussy getting slapped on him in a New York minute,hardly what those so called hard assed He Man hero worshipping twats that call themselves Republicans could stomach.

Did I mention Palin is an idiot?

She doesn't even speak coherent english.

I have to say, it would be MY dream ticket.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Let's not panic yet.

I know some total idiots in the republican/democratic party nominated this nitwit for vice President. Now 60 per cent of the republican/democratic party will vote for anyone who is "republican."

Glenn Beck should be in a rubber room with Thorazine 24/7. However if the republican/democratic party nominates him, he will kill Palin on live TV over who is to be billed as President.

Now when/if these two are nominated, then the democratic/republicans can nominate Limbaugh and Lieberman.

While the cat fight goes on, the rest of us can organize a second political party and draft intelligent responsible people for president and vice president.

Blogger jurassicpork said...
Oy veh.