Who would have ever thought back in the summer of 2008 that a presidential candidate choosing his vice presidential running mate would have unleashed such misery upon this country. Prior to John McCain’s VP pick in 2008, I’m willing to bet almost nobody outside of Alaska had ever heard of Sarah Palin.
And considering how poorly his campaign spiraled out of control after he brought her onboard, I’m guessing McCain wishes he hadn’t either.
But here we are over six years later and Palin has become a political darling for the most dangerous and radical parts of the conservative movement. While I know it’s popular for many people to dismiss whatever she has to say, those people are fooling themselves if they don’t believe this women still has a lot of influence over the Fox News crowd of right-wing voters.
During a recent appearance on Fox Business Channel, Palin addressed her “haters” who she claims are just constantly trying to bring her down.
“Bless their hearts, those haters out there,” Palin replied when asked if her critics have driven her out of politics.
She then insisted that they only “fuel” her more and that she hasn’t ruled out another political run in the future.
I’m almost certain that’s a lie, because I’m fairly confident she’ll never run for office again. If she were going to run again, she would have already done so. But if she admits she’s not going to run for another political office again then her fame takes a huge hit, a lot of her support fades away and much of the money stops rolling in. Right now a large swath of her support is driven by people propping her up, hoping that she’ll run for political office again. If she were to rule that out, most of that goes away.
But her absurdity didn’t stop with her “haters” comments.
“They do want to destroy personally those they disagree with,” she continued. “They are very, very intolerant of those who maybe hold opposing views to their liberal, failed agenda views. So they want to crush us.”
The hypocrisy in that last statement is astounding.
This is a woman who’s made a post-political career out of bashing liberals, the mainstream media, Democrats and especially President Obama. In fact, she’s been extremely intolerant toward practically anything and everyone with which she disagrees. All sorts of people or groups she would love to “destroy” with her lies and propaganda.
And don’t even get me started on “intolerance” when it comes to Sarah Palin. This woman helps define the word “intolerance.” She’s someone who frequently pushes and endorses hate towards homosexuals, Muslims and immigrants.
It takes a special level of mental delusion to say the things she does with a straight face. While it’s my belief that many politicians often say whatever it is they think voters want to hear (whether or not they actually believe it), I believe Palin believes much of what she says. In my opinion, the woman is mentally unhinged.
And I’m sure her comments were partially directed at the “haters” who mocked her “wholesome Christian values” family following the news that they had been involved in a wild, drunken brawl. One where, according to official police reports, her daughter Bristol aggressively attacked the homeowner while admitting to police that her 5-year-old was cruising around with a bunch of intoxicated family members who were out partying at near midnight.
But I really do hope that Sarah Palin runs for office again. While people often groan whenever they see her name, she is exactly the type of conservative I want non-conservative Americans to think of whenever the Republican party is mentioned.
Watch her comments below via Fox Business: