[Megyn] Kelly and Robertson and kindred spirits like Sarah Palin charted a bold new civil rights frontier in 2013: fighting for the right of white people to say false, stupid and bigoted things without facing criticism, let alone paying any real penalty. Palin has long made herself out to be a victim of mean liberals, but this year her anger-mongering took on a more explicitly racial tinge. She bashed Jeb Bush for casting aspersions on the fertility of white people — Bush did make an admittedly stupid remark about immigrants being “more fertile,” but if you thought that would get him in trouble with immigrant groups, not whites, you thought wrong - and later in the year declared her inviolable right to equate the federal deficit she wrongly blames on our first black president with “slavery.” She closed the year announcing she stands with Phil Robertson, even though she had to confess to Fox’s Greta Van Susteren that she hadn’t read the GQ interview that got him in minor temporary trouble.
I found this to be quite humorous. I can well imagine that “white grievance” will continue to thrive not only in 2014, but for the foreseeable future, unfortunately.
Palin will have to meet the high bar set by the channel’s last huge hit, Aporkalypse: 2013 about the growth in the feral pig population.
The Sportsman Channel said Monday it has hired Sarah Palin to be host of a weekly outdoors-oriented program that will celebrate the “red, wild and blue” lifestyle.
The program, “Amazing America,” will debut next April. The Sportsman Channel is in some 32 million homes, less than one-third of American households with television, with programming geared to people interested in hunting, fishing and shooting. Palin’s show will include a series of stories about personalities and activities in that vein.
“It’s very important to have somebody of her stature as a personality on Sportsman because it validates the whole category for everybody,” said Gavin Harvey, network CEO.
The Sportsman Channel has ordered 12 episodes of the series to start. It’s the first of a three-series deal between the network and the busy nonfiction production company Pilgrim Studios.
“The network showcases a lifestyle that I love and celebrate every day and it’s great to be a part of their team,” Palin said in a statement provided by the network.
First of all, Martin Bashir’s 100% uncalled for response to Sarah Palin’s comments about the national debt illustrate what I think is the primary problem with liberal and progressive media. People like Bashir, Mike Malloy, and Ed Schultz (to name but three) act as if the best response to wingnuttery is to become wingnuts themselves, and I believe this is one reason why many people don’t take progressive media seriously (there are other reasons, but I think this is one of the main ones). And Bashir’s suggestion that someone needed to crap in Sarah Palin’s mouth is so flat out bizarre and monumentally idiotic because it only helps Palin by reinforcing her sense of persecution. Yes Bashir apologized, and it was an abject apology, but I’m not convinced that he and the other folks I mentioned won’t blow up like this again.
With all that said, El Rushbo demonstrated that he must have the most gigantic brass balls in the history of mankind with this commentary on what Bashir said:
And he (Bashir) just lost it. He told a story about some Jamaican plantation owner who punished his slaves by requiring them to defecate in the mouths of other slaves. And he suggested this is what needs to happen to Sarah Palin. That somebody should defecate in her mouth. It’s just abject, pure, unadulterated, low class hatred.
Really Rush? “Pure, unadulterated, low class hatred???”
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she thinks it’s good that Gov. Chris Christie won another term in mostly Democratic New Jersey.
But the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate stops short of embracing Christie as a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, saying “I would never put my faith and hope in any one politician.”
Palin tells NBC’s “Today” show she believes “there is no Ronald Reagan on the scene today.”
Palin defended Sen. Ted Cruz, saying his tough stance against President Barack Obama’s health care plan was in keeping with promises he made as a candidate. But when pressed to say what the tea party would replace Obama’s program with, Palin said only that an alternative plan should involve such things as a more free-market approach and tort reform.
After Palin’s father took the family into Canada to get their health care, Palin now gets her care through the Alaska Tribal Health System because of her husband’s limited Eskimo heritage. Even Bristol’s child Tripp gets government provided health insurance.
Of course, for the rest of us government health care is the work of the devil.
The hypocrisy of Palin knows no bounds.
For religious conservatives, howling over the so-called “war on Christmas” has become an annual holiday tradition almost as enjoyable as Christmas itself. On Tuesday, Sarah Palin seeks to capitalize on the phenomenon with the release of her newest book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. Daily Intelligencer purchased the Palin-narrated audiobook from a local bookstore, where it was on sale early, and listened to all four-and-a-half hours, which is technically not a violation of the Geneva Convention if you’re getting paid to do it, New York’s legal team insists.
The book is part tribute to the joys of Christmas, part how-to guide for oppressed Christians looking for ways to fight back against whiny and litigious secularists, and part manifesto on the general superiority of Christianity over atheism. Palin, throughout, appears incapable of fathoming why a business catering to people from all walks of life may prefer to use inclusive holiday-season language in promotional items, or why a non-Christian may not appreciate a government institution expressing a preference for Christianity over other religions. To hear her tell it, such attitudes imperil America’s dedication to religious freedom itself. Click around on the Christmas tree below to hear some of the book’s more memorable lines.
There’s that “some think” trick again…
Sarah Palin got quite a kick out of a fringe right-wing conspiracy theory that the White House staged a woman’s fainting at an event earlier this week — but she can’t blame people for buying it!
Palin, who noted on her Facebook page that the Weekly Standard’s post was picked up by Drudge, called the whole thing “hilarious” and stopped short of fully endorsing the theory. But she still sympathized with the true believers.
“With the Obama White House’s total lack of transparency, it’s no wonder that some will ask whether they staged even a fainting lady in the Rose Garden,” the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee wrote. “What was once a major leap in logic has become a single step because President Obama has lied so often and so blatantly (“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your plan” comes to mind!).”
In an interview with Fox and Friends this morning, the former Alaska governor promoted her new book about the left’s “war on Christmas” and argued that all Christian holidays should return to the traditional versions practiced by Jesus.
“It makes me so gosh darn angry,” Palin explained. “The liberal left in this country has targeted Christian holidays and is trying to secularize them right out of existence.
“When Jesus celebrated Easter with his disciples there were no Easter bunnies or egg hunts. There were no Easter sales at department stores or parades in the street. Easter was a special time of prayer and Christian activism.
“Jesus would gather all the townspeople around and would listen to their stories about the meaning of Easter in their lives. Then he would teach them how to love one another, how to protest Roman abortion clinics and how to properly convert homosexuals.
UPDATE: Added parody warning.