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?
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.