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Sarah Palin Message to Iowa: Great Awakening aka The Dark Ages Revisited

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on September 18, 2010

The Leader of the New Dark Age - Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin delivered a 30 minute speech that should ring alarm bells in each and every American. Calling this election cycle “the great awakening of America.” If Palin and her brand of “prayer warriors” actually get elected it is not the “Great Awakening” it is a revival of the Dark Ages – for everyone.
Palin managed to once again show that she has absolutely no working knowledge of foreign policy by suggesting the Middle East peace process as one that “picks a fight over housing policy with Israel,” thus reducing settlement building on the West Bank to the level of a zoning dispute. Her handlers need to sit Sarah down and explain this “zoning dispute” is viewed as illegal by every single country on the face of the planet, and even Israel acknowledges this “zoning dispute” by referring to it as the “occupied territories” – occupied is a key phrase here Sarah.
If this is a teaser for a run for President in 2012 – she told Fox news that she would run if she thinks the country is ready to be shaken up…shaken? How about the word destroyed? You can’t run a country via Facebook and Twitter.   She has managed to further divide the Republican party with intra-party Cannibalism, illustrating that this woman does not have the ability to unite people, let alone politicians.
In a wonderful irony Palin went after one of her favorite targets — the “lamestream media.” She said that by “claiming the right to print and say anything,” the media was disrespecting U.S. troops, who are “willing to fight and die for our constitutional rights, including that right to free press.” This statement shows a complete disconnect from reality and Sarah Palin’s own world. Does she forget that she was the one who created and owns some of the biggest lies out there? Remember the great “death panel” lie. Not to mention some of the most vile tweets ranging from “crosshairs” references to weighing in on Islam and the Park 51 project, even after Gen. Petraus cautioned people that vile rhetoric is putting US soldiers and civilians at risk.
I find it puzzling and frightening for the self professed leader of the Tea Party and her endorsed right wing nut job candidates – a group of people who claim they want a smaller government, would in fact if they had it their way would be inviting government imposed control into some of the most private parts of your life. Christine O’Donnell would oppose abortion even in the case of rape. How much more intrusive can the government get? For the record I am Catholic, and abortion is not the first choice in birth control for me, but I also respect the right of each individual to make their own choice. Take away choice and we are back to women visiting quack doctors in back alleys.
This group of Tea Party nut job candidates would go even further if given the opportunity to shove their brand of religion down your throat. Do I believe in God? Yes. Does my religion have an impact in my life? Yes. But I also respect other people’s right to worship or NOT to worship as THEY see fit, not as I see fit. Respect for individual freedoms is not a rallying cry for the Tea Party candidates. Sharon Angle certainly isn’t going to advocate for individual rights if you happen to be gay. The idea of separation of Church and State is completely foreign to Angle. Angle has said with respect to entitlement programs “these programs that you mentioned — that Obama has going with Reid and Pelosi pushing them forward — are all entitlement programs built to make government our God. And that’s really what’s happening in this country is a violation of the First Commandment. We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government.” This is not a political argument or a policy debate, she has framed this as a religious decree – and that is dangerous.
No Sarah you are not the leader of a Great Awakening, you are the leader of the New Dark Age.

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