Guns Are Weak, So Is Palin

Alright, Sarah Palin, we get it. You like guns. 

Sarah Palin has been using gun imagery to conduct business as usual on her website, Twitter and in her vocabulary defending the conservative Tea Party protests in recent weeks. "Don't retreat, instead - RELOAD!" was her reaction to the Health care bill and her Facebook page clearly uses rifle targets to mark her enemies.
Of course when questioned about her use of violence she claims, "When we take up our arms, we're talking about our right to vote". Just like Sarah Palin, huh? When it's the "old boys club" or the "lamestream media" out to get her, she's being unduly intimidated. Yet when she waves her pistol talk around and puts bullseyes on her foes, well, that's different. 
Waving a gun seems like an intimidation trick to me. Arms are the material equivalent to foul language - nothing more than a cheap way to gain authority, a short cut to making a point. 
The way to gain steam and credibility is to use intellect to build a case, but then again who really expects that from someone who thinks Africa is a country?
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Ellie Mae Clampett, "Gee, Pa, guns are only fer shootin' up critters!" not inciting the masses to revolt against prescription drug costs.
For my previous thoughts on guns, politics and Palin, click here, here and here.

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  • I feel the reason behind most of our troubles and the need for TEA Parties is the government's ability to print up whatever money it wants to get their way.

    Maybe this will help make the danger of fiat money clear.

    Imagine you and me are setting across from each other. We create enough money to represent all of the world's wealth. Each one of us has one SUPER Dollar in front of him.

    You own half of everything and so do I.

    I'm the government though. I get bribed into creating a Central Bank.

    You're not doing what I want you to be doing so I print up myself eight more SUPER Dollars to manipulate you with.

    All of a sudden your SUPER Dollar only represents one tenth of the wealth of the world!

    That isn't the only thing though. You need to get busy and get to work because YOU'VE BEEN STIFFED with the bill for the money I PRINTED UP to get YOU TO DO what I WANTED.

    That to me represents what has been happening to the economy, and us, and why so many of our occupations just can't keep up with the fake money presses.

    They have been beating us with our own stick!!!!1

  • In reply to StokeyBob:

    So are you proud of a leader who uses violence to get such a message across, or do you think a civil and academic approach - the one that was successful in winning the last election and reforming healthcare - might be a better route? Sorry, but slinging a gun doesn't get you any further to your goal.

    If I was a conservative, I would be FURIOUS at my leadership for losing credibility.

  • In reply to StokeyBob:

    As a long time conservative who is becoming more liberal as the days go by, I am very annoyed that the party I've supported over the years is just turning into a joke. I couldn't stand the woman when she first appeared and she was 90% of the reason I did not vote for a Republican president for the first time ever.

  • In reply to mpurkis:

    I can certainly understand the conservative theory. At this point, the original message (freedom from government infringement on liberty) seems so disconnected from Republican politics (religious agenda, for one). Since when does "freedom" equal laws about what's going on in your own uterus?

    I'm confused by a party that has so skewed its original stance. And Palin? She's the nail in the coffin.

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