The opening-night speaker at the National Tea Party Convention was former Congressman Tom Tancredo who said: "we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote in this country." He blamed the ill-informed masses for voting into office a "committed socialist ideologue in the White House ... Barack Hussein Obama."
Now, using a litmus test or whatever test in order to vote and the use of President Obama's middle name was to invoke racism in this country. A we against them mentality if I ever saw one.
Sarah 'palm-reader' Palin in her failed vice-presidential campaign even stoked the fires of hate which I labeled 'tinder-box politics'. Now she is the darling of these 'tea party' folks? Oh you betcha!
As she lovingly embraced the late President Ronald Reagan and extolled President Barack Obama with not dealing with Iran effectively. Let us NOT forget who sold arms to Iran in the first place. It was none other than the late president in the Iran Contra Scandal. Did Sarah "palm-reader' Palin forget that fact? Perhaps she should have written that on her palm as well.
When Israel invaded Lebanon killing scores of innocents, our government donated $280 million dollars to fuel their fighter jets all at taxpayer expense. What say you, tea party movement?
She predicated this belief in citing a column written by Pat Buchanan titled: Will Obama Play the War Card? My guess is that she wanted to get back at CBS anchor Katie Couric to prove she actually read a piece to validate her point. She tried to imply that going to war with Iran would be a success for President Obama.
Ron Paul in his failed presidential bid was excoriated by former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani for stating that 9/11 was indeed a blow-back effect. Sarah "palm-reader' Palin over-simplifies the war on terror as being "We win, you lose" as she stated in her speech before her fans the tea party movement.
If she thinks that Iran is a danger to us all, then she should have picked up what Buchanan did write: "And despite the hysteria about Iran's imminent testing of a bomb, the U.S. intelligence community still has not changed its finding that Tehran is not seeking a bomb." My guess is she could not fit that on the palm of her hand or more importantly would have shown her assertion false.
In a past piece demanding that Israel stand on their own, I wrote: "Israel has a stockpile of 400 nuclear warheads. "According to retired US Army Colonel Warner D. Farr, M.D., Israel is the fifth largest nuclear superpower in the world. By 1967, Israel already had 15 atomic bombs in its arsenal. In 1976, their nuclear arsenal grew to 15 to 20 nukes, and by 1980 jumped to 200. According to Farr, in 1997, Israel now has over 400 nuclear and hydrogen weapons." So, why do you need the United States military to defend you and launch a strike on a neighboring country?"
I would say that Israel is well equipped at defending herself. Wouldn't you?
Is Sarah "palm-reader' Palin actually advocating a furthering of our wars within the Middle East? Just think if she did have our nuclear codes, she would be the danger to our national security. Is she trying to bring about rapture?
Oh sure, she can give cutesy remarks such as how is that "hopy changy working out for everybody?" as the tea party members gave her a thunderous applause. Do they even know the intricacy of our foreign policy, does Sarah "palm reader' Palin even know it?
In this moment of time, Sarah 'palm-reader' Palin makes me long for the days when Ann Coulter was the darling of the loyal opposition. Seriously, at least we all knew she did not have the slightest chance of becoming president. She yapped, and we 'the elitist' clamored against her and it was over with.