Monday, February 8, 2010

Sarah Palin Threatens to Run for President in 2012

Sarah Palin -- who only recently believed that living a stone's throw from Russia gave her foreign policy experience -- has threatened to run for president in 2012. She did not call it a threat, but it sure feels like one.

Before conservative feminists for Palin accuse me of being part of a leftist patriarchal mob waiting to shred Palin to pieces, please observe these articles:

DISSENTING JUSTICE: Is Liberal Sexism Against Palin OK? No!

Washington Post Proclaims That "Sarah Palin Picks Ferraro as Favorite Vice President." Shocking -- Yes. Truthful -- No.

Palin's Neiman Marcus Run a Drop in the Bucket: 2008 Is Most Expensive Election Ever

CNN and CBS Release Highly Misleading Polls Regarding VP Debate

Palin: A Roveian Strategy?Madness from the Left and Right: Obama's Birth and Palin's Divorce

The Democrats' Palin Strategy: A Bridge to Nowhere!

Like a Moose Caught in the Headlights? How Will Sarah Palin Do Tonight?

November Surprise Regarding Troopergate: Palin Did Not Break Any Laws, Alaska Board Finds

The fact that some people have treated Palin unfairly does not mean that she should be immune from criticism or that she is qualified for the presidency. In the same way that criticizing President Obama is not inherently racist, criticizing Palin is not inherently sexist.


RealityZone said...

Only in America could a person like Palin even dream of running for President. It is not Palin that frightens me about the American mind set. It is the following she has that frightens me. America is in big trouble.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

RZ: Exactly, her following allows her to make the threat to run for president.

RealityZone said...

The Palin Party is a major head fake by the Republican establishment. The republicans will come out with populist candidates to gain the independent votes. This will happen in 11/10 and in 11/12.
The Dems had better start worrying about the faltering Obama Team. At this rate Obama is losing ground on all fronts. He could be a lame duck very soon. "It's the economy stupid" worked then and it will work again. If they can not reinflate the economy very soon, it is over. Will Hillary challenge Obama? Will they "stay the course"?
I am expecting to hear more from Jeb Bush in the near future as a reinvented big tent, centrist, populist, security, candidate. America seems to love dynasties.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

RZ: I think the depth of the economic crisis always meant a long recovery. But politicians do not want to say this, preferring to keep hope alive. Also, the depth of the crisis required actually more spending and fewer of those wasteful tax cuts that he bragged about during the SOTU.

People mocked "cash for clunkers," but it helped raise consumer spending and probably kept some jobs alive. The government could have spent money training people for industries with worker shortages -- like nursing. The government could have given people "stimulus vouchers" to use solely for the purpose of spending money in the economy. Instead, the government -- including Bush -- focused on the banks primarily (almost exclusively).

Obama did a great job selling himself as a candidate -- with a lot of help from the media. He has done a poor job selling himself as a president. But it really takes more than one year to reverse a near economic depression.

Aspasia said...

Definitely a threat, if not a declaration of war. At the very least, "Them's fightin' words!"

RealityZone said...

D.L.H. We have a mom and pop retail clothing store in a lower price point area on Main St.
This re-depression started in 2007. Yes, I agree it takes longer than one year to get out of this. Unfortunately time is not a political luxury.
Money to the Banksters was needed and misspent at the same time.
Needed, because the banks were so financially strapped due to thievery, casino gambling, greed, and deregulation. Misspent because Congress gave them a free hand without any over sight.
Obama ran on change and hope. He gave us the same retreads that got us into this mess. Summers, Geithner, Bernanke.
Foreign policy, he gave us the same Neocon mind set. He not only kept Gates once, he kept him twice. The deal for Hillary as Sec. of State was made long ago. He has war hawks, and chicken hawks, instead of peace makers, and truth sayers. Jobs, or lack of jobs is a partial result of globalization. It has come home to roost. We can no longer compete with wages for many of these jobs. Many will never, ever come back. Job stimulus money has to go to Governors, and Mayors. Federal red tape, and ignorance of what is needed locally is a no gainer.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Aspasia: LOL!!!

RZ: I agree with everything you have said. Great analysis. All we can try to do is continue challenging them. I am not an anarchist, but I have little faith in politicians.

RealityZone said...

D.L.H. As Zinn said " Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."
I have been accused in the past of being an anarchist.
I guess it is a thin line. LOL.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

RZ: I'd rather have government with its imperfections, than to have no government and the horrible imperfections that would bring! And someone whom I have known since college called me an anarchist after reading Dissenting Justice.

FLRN said...

Darren - I feel threatened! 300 million people live in the USA and this is the best we can do?

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

I share your fears!

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