The last few days have seen Sarah Palin out-trump the Donald on stupidity

Donald Trump and Sarah Palin are buddies apparently. A match made in conservative heaven and another case of the blind leading the blank. How the half-term governor managed to get back on television is beyond my understanding, but now that she’s back, let’s have a little fun. First, speaking on CNN, Palin said referring to immigrants:

“You want to be in America, A, you’d better be here legally or you’re out of here. B, when you’re here, let’s speak American… Let’s speak English, and that’s a kind of a unifying aspect of a nation is the language that is understood by all.”

Clearly she’s never been to Canada where some of us speak Canadian and some of us speak Quebec.

Moving on, when asked to comment about Trump’s statement that he “would love to have the strength of Sarah Palin in my administration,” Palin doubled down on the dumbness when she made her feelings known about being his Secretary of Energy:

“I think a lot about the Department of Energy because energy is my baby. Oil, gas, minerals, those things God has dumped on this part of the earth for mankind’s use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations for us to import their resources”

Every single part of that quote is ridiculous. First of all, The United States doesn’t import much oil from unfriendly countries anymore, unless she’s referring to Canada as an unfriendly foreign nation.

Second, The US Department of Energy is not about mining for oil, gas and minerals at all. That job belongs to the Department of the Interior. The DOE is all nuclear; nuclear weapons and nuclear waste. Its main duties include nuclear energy research, not production. It is also responsible to ensure that our nuclear weapon stockpile remains safe, secure, reliable, and under positive control.

In true half-term governor fashion, Palin then said she would work herself out of a job:

“If I were head of [DOE] I’d get rid of it. I’d let the states start having more control over the lands that are within their boundaries and the people that are affected by the developments within their states.”

Little did Palin realize, she was advocating to eliminate all the safety and security measures surrounding America’s nuclear weapons. Bravo!

Sarah Palin then tried to defend Donald Trump’s own uninformed foreign policy shortcomings when he couldn’t even explain the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah. “I don’t think the public gives a flying flip if somebody knows who, today, is a specific leader of a specific region or a religion or anything.” Actually we do…

Palin and Trump both spoke at rally in Washington yesterday to protest Barack Obama’s Iran Nuclear deal. As a Black Lives Matter protester began to heckle the former vice-presidential candidate, he was hauled away from police as Palin said:

“Since our president won’t say it, since he still hasn’t called off the dogs, we’ll say it: Police officers and first-responders all across this great land, we got your back! We salute you! Thank you, police officers!”

How nice. I guess you’re not allowed to protest at a protest. Speaking on Bill O’Reilly’s show the night before, Trump said referring to Black Lives Matter:

“I think they’re trouble. I think they’re looking for trouble. I looked at a couple of the people that were interviewed from the group. I saw them with hate coming down the street last week talking about cops and police, and what should be done to them. And that was not good. And I think it’s a disgrace that they’re getting away with it.”

Palin would be the perfect match for Trump. These Tea Party darlings both cater to a bigoted conservative base that desires the return of an America that never actually existed to begin with. One where everyone is white and rich with a gun and bible by their side. It also goes without saying that Palin makes trump look semi-intelligent next to her.

If a Palin/Trump ticket ever comes to fruition, it’ll take me days to stop laughing.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Let’s hope Trump doesn’t think of building a wall up the center of the St. Lawrence seaway and through the middle of the Great Lakes!!

  2. Sarah Palin is beautiful on the outside and uglier than a flattened out cow pie on the inside. We like to make fun of these imbeciles, but I echo the sentiments of Cheryl’s post. We are in a very frightening situation because it truly takes millions of equally stupid people to put her in the position to even be on TV or be a major political personality.
    To focus strictly on stupidity when dealing with the GOP, Christian cultists, and the right wing voters is to get right to the heart of the situation. It is no coincidence that as far as the average non-celebrity is concerned that progressives are far smarter, regardless of the level of formal education. It’s really simply a well crafted art for the powers of the religious right and political right to appeal to their ground base. The leadership in the Christian cult and GOP, along with the ass kissing FOX News and other repulsive right wing radio and cable channels know exactly what their target audience is, and know precisely how to maneuver them around like mindless sheep.
    I hear right wingers in my workplace at break sometimes try to read a newspaper paragraph out loud, or a work related article, and to a person, with maybe one or two exceptions, they are damn near illiterate. One asshole who calls himself a Christian is a liar (he tried the other day to tell me that illegal immigration is in the Constitution), can barely read, and believes anything FOX or one of his favorite cult celebrities say, especially Pat Robertson or Mike Huckabee. Is it coincidence he is the worst worker in the office? Or that he’ll screw anybody to get his way and hide behind Jesus the whole time he does it? That he and others like him are incredible racists, homophobes and would gleefully support a religious overthrow and a theocratic dictatorship even though you’d have to explain to them what that even means?
    They are conditioned as Christian cultists and right wingers to never question, never research anything other than what is preapproved by a preacher or some media outlet that is anything but fair and balanced. They are convinced that anybody who dares disagree or even tries to get them to be left alone is persecuting them and are Satan’s demons. They call religious liberty their right to impose, threaten and bully people into their cult, and because they are sanctioned by the cult manual we call the Bible, they think they are entitled to force their world on everybody.
    This is a very sick and dangerous country with people like this. GOP leaders can use idiots like Palin, Huckabee and other buffoons because their own grass roots base is far too stupid to recognize just how evil and twisted their leaders ultimately are.
    Our only defense is to stand up to these jerks, vote, and refuse to be bullied. If a GOP presidential candidate sucking up to the cult gets in, especially a deranged moron like Huckabee, kiss the Constitution goodbye and be ready to get the hell out of the U.S. We will no longer have freedom of speech, expression, the right to demonstrate peacefully, or have any media that a far right government disapproves of. The ones waving the flag the highest and screaming freedom are probably the biggest threats to it this nation has ever seen, and it may end up being a social uprising one of these days.

  3. I’m a sucker for a good line and “the blind leading the blank” is, well, a really good line in a column loaded with good lines.

    This woman was on the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party. Wow.

    What amazes me is that the mainstream media—which is increasingly center/right and ever-moving rightward—is so willing to parse every syllable of every word that Hillary Clinton utters (“Do you really think there was remorse in her apology?” asked Andrea Mitchell) and just let go without comment the crazy stuff uttered by the crazy candidates of the crazy party.

    So goes. Good, funny column. Good, mind-bending column.

  4. Actually Sarah Palin HAS been to Canada. It was more convenient for her parents to take her across the border into the Yukon for free Canadian medical care when they lived in Skagway between 1964 and 1969, rather than pay what they couldn’t afford on a teacher’s salary out of pocket for local medical care.

  5. There you go with your gotcha comedy! Actually a really funny article. Had fun reading it. Back to Palin and her ilk. Can’t help but think about a suck up caller from Canada spent some time and money to call Rush Limbaugh to congratulate him on his show and lament that there was a need for people like him in his country. Here comes the IQ bomb; Limbaugh asked him where was he calling from. Caller said Toronto! Limbaugh: Oh! Toronto, California? and went on a self absorbed, pompous mini rant before the caller interrupted, No; Toronto, Canada. Limbaugh still did not get it. It was hilarious!
    I just hope we never lose these intellectual gems in the U.S. Life will become quite dull without them.

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