Monday, February 8, 2010

The Tea Party: The Sarah Palin Sycophant Party

Syc.o.phant – a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite (From

I wrote off Sarah Palin the quitter, and decided she wasn't worth writing about ... but that speech at the Tea Party Convention was just too much to resist. What a circus of sycophants!

My favorite line from Palin's speech at the Tea Party convention: When asked what she'd do to improve national security, a key point in her strategic plan was to "pray for divine intervention." Seriously! She actually believes that asking for magical intervention from God should be part of our military and diplomatic strategy. If she is ever elected, we'll need some magic, that's for sure.

If Palin's fate as a non-candidate wasn't sealed before, it is now. The Republican old-boys network was really mad when she quit as governor of Alaska. They've been shunning her ever since as a viable political candidate. That's not to say they don't use her crowd-pleasing power and sexual attractiveness to pull in the votes and further their own agenda. But to the real power behind the Republican machinery, she's just a tool to be used as long as it keeps its shine, then discarded.

So, where does someone like Sarah Palin go? She's drawn, like a moth to a candle, to whoever will adore her, and now it's the Tea Party. They're the people who think in simple platitudes, the ones who dragged the Republican Party so far to the right that they lost the Presidency, the Senate, and the House, all in one vote. The Republican leadership, reeling from this disaster, is trying to get back to a more reasonable centrist platform. These Tea Baggers (didn't they even bother to learn what this means in modern slang?) started feeling ignored, so they're forming their own political party.

That's unforgivable to a mainstream political party. There's nothing worse in an election than having a third-party candidate split the vote. It's political suicide. Palin shot herself in the political head when she quit her job as governor of Alaska, now she's put another bullet through her political heart. She'll never be a Republican presidential candidate.

I guess it all makes sense. Simplistic politics, and a sexy bimbo to head your party. Why didn't I think of that?


  1. Dear Steve: Oh, ye of little refuted nothing I said.

    Psalm 2

    1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
    2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
    3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
    4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
    5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
    6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
    7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
    8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
    9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
    10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
    11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
    12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

    John Lofton, Editor,
    Communications Director, Institute on the Constitution
    Host, “TheAmericanView” radio show

  2. She looks like she might actually get the nomination in 2012, at which time she may succeed in handing over the presidency to the democrats for a second time.


  3. To: John Lofton

    Why do Christians always talk down to atheists and throw the Bible at us? Has it ever occurred to you that maybe we have read the Bible, been to church, read books about the Bible, even in some cases prayed about all this stuff, and still became atheists?

    And I went to your site. Do you think that people are only free if they are Christian? And what do Christians need to be free from?

  4. Leo – It would be nice if that happened, but my theory is that the Republican leadership is too smart. There's a lot that goes on behind closed doors, and a candidate they don't like has their money choked off, rumors leaked, and all sorts of other tricks. I hope you're right, because it would ensure Obama's reelection, but if I were a betting man I wouldn't put my money on Sarah Palin. BTW, assuming this is the Leo I think it is, you need to give me a call soon about those tickets.

  5. I quite agree with Blue Nine. After a strict catholic upbringing, years in catholic school, and endless hours of mass, I have made my own educated choice to be an atheist. It is too much to ask to keep religion to yourself and not try to force it on those who aren't going to change their minds and truly don't appreciate your efforts? I suppose it is i bit much to ask


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