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Sarah Palin At The Right Online 'New Media' Conference: VIDEO

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It would take a long, long essay to untangle all the inaccuracies in Sarah Palin's headlining address at the Right Online conference this weekend. (The most glaring, to this viewer, has to do with Barack Obama's energy policies, which have resulted in unprecedented energy independence for the United States -- but never mind.) Suffice it to say: This is a woman who, despite having once majored in journalism, was incapable of naming an American newspaper less than five years ago, and who is now speaking authoritatively to a roomful of adulateurs about the future of media.

What's heartbreaking about Palin's address is the way she bluntly discounts the Americanness of those who disagree with her, and especially those who've actually taken to the street to protest voice those disagreements -- say, when she visited Wisconsin to support embattled governor Scott Walker. Dissenters aren't people to be engaged: they're savage, sex-and-violence crazed thugs who must be combatted and expelled from the American conversation. It's internet-troll logic, improbably elevated into the highest heights of American political discourse.

And then there's this moment of pure class, during which Palin excoriates the American media for failing to "vet" Barack Obama in 2008:

Why did they at least not read his autobiography? They’d have a learned a whole lot. They’d have learned a whole lot, and not just about that pot smoking and that cocaine snorting and what he ate -- Fido, Rufus. I think it is funny that the cocktail circuit circus gives me a hard time for eating elk and moose, but come on. There’s a difference. Anybody here have a pet moose? There’s a difference.

... except it's not the "cocktail party" circuit, and it's certainly not President Obama. It's the tabloids. And by having a go at Fido and coke, she's joined their cause.

Watch Palin's speech AFTER THE JUMP ...

 

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  1. Sarah Palin's popularity is an important reminder of just how ugly and dark the hearts and minds of so many Americans are.

    I certainly hope O can pull it off in November. Otherwise this is the kind of ignorant, jingoistic, exclusionary/eliminationist rhetoric that will take center stage for at least the next four years.

    It ain't gonna be pretty for us gay folks. You betcha'.

    Posted by: candide001 | Jun 17, 2012 3:37:24 PM


  2. Sarah Palin's popularity is an important reminder of just how ugly and dark the hearts and minds of so many Americans are.

    I certainly hope O can pull it off in November. Otherwise this is the kind of ignorant, jingoistic, exclusionary/eliminationist rhetoric that will take center stage for at least the next four years.

    It ain't gonna be pretty for us gay folks. You betcha'.

    Posted by: candide001 | Jun 17, 2012 3:37:25 PM


  3. Still not as depressing as watching any episode of "16 and Pregnant" on MTV. If you want to see what's truly wrong with America, watch that LOL...

    Posted by: Terry | Jun 17, 2012 3:57:24 PM


  4. Bill Maher was right.

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 17, 2012 3:58:08 PM


  5. The saddest thing is that she's too stupid to realize how stupid she is.

    Posted by: russ | Jun 17, 2012 4:08:38 PM


  6. I'll NEVER forgive John McCain for giving us this....non-entity. And frankly, I'm tired of the attention this worthless human being is given.

    Posted by: Terry | Jun 17, 2012 4:09:43 PM


  7. And...she is NOT "governor" of anything. She QUIT her elected job.

    Posted by: Terry | Jun 17, 2012 4:11:27 PM


  8. Needs attention again. Boring to be out of limelight?
    @Russ, right.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jun 17, 2012 4:13:06 PM


  9. adulateurs -> adulators in English

    Posted by: MikeW | Jun 17, 2012 4:13:54 PM


  10. there is a difference sarah

    1- you are an adult eating moose while POTUS Obama was a child

    2- you sarah are an idiot. POTUS Obama is not an idiot

    huge differences

    Posted by: say what | Jun 17, 2012 4:56:40 PM


  11. I find the vetting thing interesting. Guess Fox forgot to tell the "non-reading" republicans about it.

    I do find it interesting that Fox continues to call her "Governor" but they call President Obama-"Obama" lots of disrepect by that non-news organization.

    Posted by: Macmantoo | Jun 17, 2012 6:10:02 PM


  12. We praise you Sarah Palin for speaking truth when the leftist masses are trying to silence you. We Tea Party Conservatives will stand up and infiltrate the social media with truth. Facebook, Twitter and blogs will be filled with American exceptionalism. Liberals no longer own the media.

    Posted by: TonyD | Jun 17, 2012 6:39:39 PM


  13. @TonyD: Your pussy stinks and you don't love Jesus.

    Posted by: Tessie Tura | Jun 17, 2012 6:42:31 PM


  14. Tessie Tura: thank you for your well thought out liberal response. Things like this remind me I'm on the right side.

    Posted by: TonyD | Jun 17, 2012 6:47:23 PM


  15. TonyD you gay?

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Jun 17, 2012 6:58:59 PM


  16. Remember guys, every time you scream in spastic rage at Sarah Palin, Andrew Breitbart earns another set of wings.

    This is one of those times in history where it is going to be fun to be a Conservative again. Last time, and I remember it well, was when Reagan won.

    Posted by: section9 | Jun 17, 2012 6:59:01 PM


  17. What is a tea party conservitive? Please explain that one

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Jun 17, 2012 6:59:52 PM


  18. I mean their not real conservitives, tru conservitives believe in personal freedom, tea party is anti gay and limit right to gays. Not conservitives, republicans yes

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Jun 17, 2012 7:09:11 PM


  19. Towleroad seems to be the target of ignorant right wing trolls lately. There's almost a pattern. First we were visited by one with a recent change of heart about gays, then the trolls started coming out of the woodwork. I wonder if that first visitor bragged about her reception on the site, and the others followed.

    Posted by: Berijeck | Jun 17, 2012 7:13:58 PM


  20. I hope no one here is masochistic by listening to that tape. I dare not press on it to hear her screeching/nails-on-chalkboard annoying stupid voice. Besides, what she spills out of her dirty mouth is gibberish and stupidity.

    Thank goodness she is nowhere near the White House!

    Posted by: FunMe | Jun 17, 2012 7:23:59 PM


  21. There was and article that said social conservitive (oxymoron) would visit pro gay sites and leave comments. I think it's happening.

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Jun 17, 2012 7:24:27 PM


  22. @GEORGEM, Apparently so. They've got nothing better to do. What a waste of humanity.

    Posted by: Berijeck | Jun 17, 2012 7:39:24 PM


  23. Ya, they talk about freedom and how their some how losing it yet the vocal leaders of the republican non conservitive party would limit our movement if they could. It's dumb

    Posted by: GeorgeM | Jun 17, 2012 7:58:14 PM


  24. I will not watch her - never again. She is completely irrelevant and worthless. I'd rather watch grass grow...

    Posted by: Tre | Jun 17, 2012 8:19:23 PM


  25. She looks like Tina Fey.

    Posted by: Peter M. | Jun 18, 2012 5:05:23 AM


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