Posts tagged ‘Republican VEEP Sarah Palin’

October 8, 2008

THE DEBATE WINNER

by MullOverThis

If I had to choose a debate winner, it would have to be McCain.  This resolve wouldn’t be based upon any substantive edge for McCain.  Both senators were superb, polished, and well-spoken at sticking hard to their campaign positions on the economy, foreign policy, the War on Iraq, taxes, and energy issues.  Both presidential candidates did not present anything new, or stir up the debate by issuing a challenge to their opponent.  McCain tried to throw out a life-line for Americans by suggesting that the government should consider buying out, or subsidizing homeowner mortgages to help alleviate the mortgage crisis and save some families from losing their homes.  Obama, on the other hand, acted like the moderator was there to simply manage the questions because he ultimately controlled the timing, rebuttal, and the like.  Obama isn’t even president, yet everyone must oblige him.  This was beyond confidence, it was simply arrogant and rude.

BUT, I don’t have to choose. 

McCain nullified his edge from simply trying to get the extra credit points by being himself.  America got to see the real McCoy when he referred to Senator Obama as “that guy” or “that one”. Whatever McCain’s exact verbiage was, I could not believe he pointed to Obama and referenced his opponent in such a deragatory manner.   Words have context and had McCain even looked at Obama during the first debate, or acted like he was in a debate last night against Senator Obama, the words might have had a different “read”.  Clearly, McCain was condescending and is such an unpersonable human being that he could not even go through a debate without showing his true colors.  Pun intended and unintended.

As Obama hammered the theme of reviving the middle class, McCain didn’t miss one opportunity to point out that Obama isn’t as experienced as he is.  What McCain failed to realize is that Americans are no longer concerned about inexperience, at least to the point where it matters.  Obama didn’t make it this far because most Americans find him too inexperienced.  And for those of us who would feel more comfortable with a more seasoned statesman, McCain’s Pebbles (the Flinstones) Palin appointment as the Republican Vice Presidential nominee completely undermined any real belief that McCain believes experience should be weighted.  So, McCain’s assertion that “we don’t have time for on the job training” instantaneously  boomeranged to the Repubs camp cutting off McCain’s own neck for picking Bam Bam’s dream girl, the betcha gotcha redneck loving maverick promoting Palin, who conveniently quoted the New York Times to incite pandamonium against Obama for terrorist associations, this past week.  Yet, and please pause while digesting this irony, this same woman who has not found time for intense preparation on how to use the language of dignitaries–which a US potential President and Vice President should practice–because there’s such favorite “darn” words that a non-Washington insider should just be able to say at a Presidential level only when she is a cute redneck white woman, has constantly berated the media and blamed her ignoramus-ness during the Couric interview on another “gotcha” moment with the media.  Why cite and trust the integrity of the media, which Palin claims she was once a part of, when it is convenient to discredit Obama, but when the same journalists pose questions to Palin that make her uncomfortable, the media are “gotcha” captains?  Well, Palin needs minimal basic comprehension here:  there will be “gotcha” moments all the time during her potential Vice-Presidency with real questions for real issues that are only “gotcha” because they are above Palin’s head.  McCain’s comment landed Mulloverthis right on top of his own political suicide and poor judgment in appointing Palin.  Although Pat Buchanan and others credit Palin with bolstering McCain’s ticket, once the fan mail is opened in a few weeks, this country will find that most people put their ultimate trust and invested their hopes in voting for the other side. 

Most immediate polls show Obama as the winner.  Obama’s lead in the debate probably corresponds with the overall lead Obama has over McCain in the latest presidential pick polls.  It is time for voters to make final decisions.  History has proven that politicians make a boat-load of promises that they often do not keep.  So now is the time for Americans to mullover the history, judgment, personality, accomplishments, and ideals of McCain and Obama to choose the next President.

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September 2, 2008

A DREAM OR A NIGHTMARE: PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN

by MullOverThis

Senator John McCain, the Republican nominee for President of the United States of America, selected Sarah Palin, current governor of Alaska, as his running mate.  Sarah Palin is the woman that Senator McCain expects the American public to support as Vice President of the United States.  McCain must have missed the Vice Presidency job description briefing.  This individual will be the acting President if he became incapacitated, and the President if he dies in office.  The only critical questions are who are McCain’s advisers, what part of his foot did McCain use to make this decision, and who is going to play “mother” to Sarah Palin’s five children while she may be the Vice President of the United States for up to eight years. 

Governor Palin has been hammered throughout the media and across dining room tables all over this nation as the most fool-hearty Vice Presidential pick since Dan Quayle.  The thought of Sarah running this country–if McCain succumbed during his Presidential term–is equally humorous and frightening at the same time:  Not because she has no national experience or foreign policy experience.  Governor Palin is a Christian and vocal anti-abortioncide politician.   She was a small town mayor and is currently in her first term as an executive leader as the Alaskan Governor, and is only running for Vice President.  The Democratic Nominee for President, Senator Barack Obama, has only one completed US senatorial term under his belt, and no executive or foreign policy experience.  Yet eighteen million people and counting have fallen prey to his charisma, wisdom in hiring and following the counsel of advisers, consultants, and marketing/media experts, and personal leadership style.  So the alarm for “what in the world is happening to our country” had already sounded when we put our incumbent President in office.  Then we had the nerve to put him in office again.  We are to believe that the best of the hopefuls include Obama (the most competent thing we’ve seen in political pull-ups who at least has a real adult politician on his ticket, Senator Joseph Biden) who is running against someone who we hope doesn’t take an earthly exit while in office (McCain, coupled with someone who just came out of the birth canal, yippee Governor Palin).  Has John McCain ever heard of the expression “the pot calling the kettle black”?  Obviously Obama’s relative inexperience cannot be a further concern for the GOP when their VP pick is a glorified soccer mom who just woke up as a politician, and desperately needs a 2008 savvy hairdresser and stylist.

With McCain’s selection of Governor Palin, I have a serious noteworthy proposal.  He can continue to solicit the support of pro-Hilary Obama defectors by appointing my mom as the Secretary of State.  I promise McCain, fingers crossed and hope to die live, that he will not find any scandalous incriminating evidence in my mother’s closet.  Nope.  Nada.  Zilch.  She is good to go and excellent at diplomacy.  If Palin can manage her 9,000, and be suitable for Vice President, then certainly my mom is qualified with over 30 years in the medical field to be the Secretary of State.  By the way, she has not interviewed with MTV political commentators like Governor Palin, but she has watched enough CNN, MSNBC and FOX News and argued with the political pundits (unbeknownst to them) in her own family room.  And, trust me, she takes them down every time.  My mom would at least have enough sense to hire the right personnel, and take their advice.  McCain could speak to my mother–maybe even twice or three times which is considerably more than he bothered to spend with Governor Palin–to be oversecure that she is the right woman for the job.  And, the whip cream on top asssurance McCain would have is true feminists wouldn’t have to be alarmed about her defying the advances of women who have proven that they can do it all–work and be real mothers at the same time.  All of my mom’s children are grown adults. Sarah Palin is the one with five children, four of whom are under age 18. This nation should not have to look at Governor and hopefully never Vice President Sarah and wonder does she know where her children are today.  Oh yeah, their father, the hired nannies and secret service agents will have to nurture her young.

With all of the criticisms of Governor Palin as the GOP Vice Presidential pick, the absent critique,  which is of utmost concern to this blogger is, is this true feminism?  A mother of five (with four young children) so engaged in her career that she didn’t have enough sense to say “no” when she got the invitation to run all over the country campaigning and could possibly have to put her children on hold for the next four to eight years, is supposed to be the picture of family values.  REAL mothers don’t write paychecks to pay other people to be the principle caretakers of their children.  Governor Palin just allegedly had a son with Down’s Syndrome.  The first few years of a Down’s child’s life are the most critical for development and will largely predict his ability to grow to be personally independent.  So, to the wiseguys who thought Hilary supporters would be drawn to the GOP ticket because Governor Palin is a female missed it.  Hillary mothered Chelsea Clinton.  Well-rounded women who are not selfish hedonists take care of the basics first.  Young human beings who did not ask to be conceived and born have a right to have a mother who is perfectly capable of being a mother to them, do what she signed on to do when she gave birth to each of them.  Governor Palin needs to go somewhere and sit down instead of contributing to the reason why so many of our children continually become inept adults.

This appointment to the GOP ticket shows that McCain is in this to win at the cost of our nation’s future if something happens to him.  If his judgment led him to pick Palin, then my judgment leads me to pick anyone but him.  Hilary. Palin. They can’t even be typed in the same sentence, more or less compared.  Obama/Biden may win by default.  Regardless of how much pro-Hilary voters may not have wanted to choose Obama, no one in their right mind can put someone in office who just may leave us with Palin as the President of the United States of America.  President Palin.  Someone, please get me an icepack. Now, I must retire and account for each precious moment.   I’m expecting a phone call from McCain’s camp any moment now for some sort of cabinet position to appeal to his young African-American female constituency.  My blog and political opinions should suffice as enough political experience.