No, I’m not kidding. These guys are so idiotic that they requested earmarks that they rail against yet now say they will vote against them? The only people more idiotic are those who sent more Republican Teabaggers to Washington. What, you think the new ones will be any less elitist than to tell Republican Teabagger voters one thing and then do the opposite once elected? Classic.
Corporate media commentators are trying to deflect questions about Sarah Palin’s non-existent qualifications to requestioning Barack Obama’s qualifications. Let me provide one, simple answer to that ridiculous comparison:
Over 18,000,000 voters decided Barack Obama had the qualifications to be President. Only 1 person decided Sarah Palin did. Those 18+ million voters listened to every argument for and against Obama over a period of months as they made their decisions. McCain approved Palin based on a single, 15-minute meeting. McCain made that decision in no small part because he is so much older than Obama.
A little more about Mrs. Palin: she slashed funding for a state program benefiting teen mothers in need of a place to live. She also opposes funding to prevent teen pregnancies. Not every teen mother has the benefit of being the daughter of a Governor. But that didn’t matter to “pro-family values” Sarah Palin. The rest of us are on our own. In the meantime, Palin will make sure her family and supporters are well taken care of. As DemFromCT says:
So if abstinence doesn’t work, and teens get pregnant, and you don’t support them (policy-wise) before or after, what’s that called?
Another disgusting display of Republican hypocrisy in action: Bill O’Reilly trashed Jamie Lynn Spears’ integrity (as well as that of her parents) for the exact same offense that Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol committed. Has O’Reilly similarly trashed Bristol or her parents? Of course not!
[Update]: a commenter tried to argue that since Palin approved less money than the AK legislature approved of for Passage House’s planned expansion, she didn’t really “slash funding”. Ummm, okay. Slash … reduce … approve less … whatever. The fact remains that Passage House will have less funds to move and expand services in the near-term. That will have actual effects on the community. This argument really falls apart when the source argues that “Palin cut the figure back to $3.9 million” but “calling a a one-time infusion of $3.9 million added by the state on top of normal operating expenses a “cut” only makes sense if you can’t do math”. Okay, so the writer can’t do math.