17 February 2010

Palin or pain and Paulites' eulogy for dead anti-Semite

Andrew Ian Dodge has published an interesting article Palin or merely pain?. With a usual disclaimer of not understanding enough about US internal politics, I can only say that Andrew's description of Palin's affair with the Tea Party movement is highly educational.

On another kind of affair (via Andrew Ian Dodge as well): Ron Paul Fans Post Tributes to Rabid Antisemite:

Maybe it’s just me, but when someone says that Jews drink the blood of gentile children, I could not possibly care less about his opinions on the Federal Reserve.
Right. And "rabid" is a pretty mild description of Eustace Mullins' state of mind. I had a doubtful honor to blog about this character. Bleh...

19 comments:

maryt said...

Snoopy, did you see "A Serious Man" and that it's up for Oscar for Best Picture? Dem Coen Bruddas are really funny! But I have to tell you NO ONE in the theater (not many) laughed!

maryt said...

Am appreciative a more info on Ron Paul and hisfollowers. Never liked him...

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I have missed it when it run here. Will have to view on pay TV when it comes up. I heard that it's very good from many people.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yes, a very strange character, at least if you judge by all kinds of rubble that sticks to him.

jams o donnell said...

hmm  He sounded like the sort of person who divided opinion... between those who would dance on his grave and those who would pass water on it!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Ach, Jams, what I wouldn't give for your economy of words and ability to say that much in a short sentence!

David All said...

On a somewhat related subject:
"South Carolina Lawmaker seeks to ban Federal currency" at
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2010/02/17/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry6217403.shtml?tag=stack

Note: There must be something in the water in South Carolina that causes weird behavior in politicians. First their Governor flies all the way down to Buenos Aris to spend time with his mistress. Then the Lt.Governor compares the poor to packs of stray dogs and now this. What is next, Succession from the United States. Did not exactly turn out to be a good thing when South Carolina and ten other southern states did it back in the 1860s. Besides in the inmortal words of Governor Earl Long of Louisana in 1957: "The Feds have got the Bomb now, so what are you going to do?"
Understand why my brother and his family were so glad to leave South Carolina for North Carolina.
"A valley of humility between two peaks of Arrogance" (Virginia and South Carolina) is how North Carolinians describe their state. 

Dick Stanley said...

Ron Paul is an idiot for all seasons. And all reasons.

Dick Stanley said...

Dodge is a bit daffy on Palin--which is not a surprise, most people who don't like her are--but the idea that she is doing the work of the GOP is really too much. There is no love lost there.

Dick Stanley said...

One more on Palin: if she were to run for president, which I increasingly doubt, it would most likely be as an Independent.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I wouldn't say that flying to Buenos Aires is weird. Not usual, but not weird, where love is concerned :)


As for that lawmaker - yes, there is a strong element of madness, you are absolutely right.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Could be, I don't know enough about him, but many of his supporters could certainly do with a padded cell and some anti-psychotic medicine.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

In case of Andrew there wasn't any animosity toward Palin, the opposite was rather true. It is about her affair with Tea Party.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Does she have a chance then?

Dick Stanley said...

Re Palin and Dodge: I think he missed the point of what she was/is doing. There's two issues here and she's only addressing the first one at the moment, i.e. how to oust the Dem majority in Congress this fall. Which means the Tea Partiers have to run as Reps, not some rump third party which can't win and would only split the conservative/indepedent vote and keep the Dems in power. So she's (explicitly today) advising them to make a choice, Dem or Rep, but not run as a third party.

The other issue for her is whether she runs for prez in 2012. I don't think she will. I don't think she really wants to. Could she win? If her popularity is the same by then she should have no trouble winning the Rep nomination. Depends on what she does between now and then. But I don't think she trusts the GOP and would be happier running as an independent, which would be harder but not impossible for her. She is way more popular than Ross Perot or Ralph Nader ever thought of being. The continuing legacy media swipes at her only increase her popularity with people who already distrust/hate the legacy media. Which, judging by the decline in their viewer/readership is a heck of a lot of people.

David All said...

George Will on why Sarah Palin is not likely to be elected President. "Sarah Palin and the mutual loathing society" at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/17/AR2010021703507.html

I have to agree with Will that Palin's bailing out from being Alaska's Governor is going to count against her if she were to run for President. Also she is now having too much publicity because at this rate she will have been around for too long by 2012 and the public will have lost interest in her. My own bet is that Palin does not intend to run for President, but is cashing in with her book and speaking tour on her being in the public spotlight because of the 2008 Campaign. As to whether Palin would have a chance if she did run for President, would say that she does have a chance, but it is not very likely Palin would be elected.

Ron Paul may not be a racist or an anti-Semitie, but he attraches a lot of people who are and Paul does not seem to be bothered by their support.  

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Thanks for the link, David.

David All said...

Conservatives go crazy!
"Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll" at http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/20/ron-paul-wins-cpac-straw-poll

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yep. I hope that he will find himself out as before, eventually.