Thursday, January 20, 2011

Palin's Psycho Persona

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist


Sarah Palin loves being the victim.  Dead and maimed bodies were piled up at a shopping center in Tucson less than two weeks ago, yet it was Sarah who was the victim.  Poor, sweet Sarah...former local weather girl...all that is pure and virtuous about America.  What a martyr!

Or not.

"Don't retreat, reload!"  wasn't meant to be taken literally.  It wasn't an incendiary remark.  It wasn't violent rhetoric.  It just the way Mama Grizzlies talk.  It was just a humorous one-liner that slipped from the mouth of a pit bull wearing lipstick.

"Blood libel," she whined after the Tucson Massacre.  Remember Charlie Brown from the 1950's when he lamented, "Why is everybody always picking on me?"  That's Sarah.  She is just out trying to be significant - and hustle a few bucks off of the loony fringe of the Republican Party - but people keep picking on her.  Why?  It sure as hell couldn't have anything to do with what she says - or does - could it?

Sarah Palin is arguably one of the most divisive and dangerous politicians in America, not electorally dangerous - just plain, damned dangerous!  Her famous gun crosshairs chart that targeted twenty members of Congress added fire to the fuel that ultimately engulfed Tucson.  No, she did not pull the trigger, but she let it be known, loudly and proudly, that these Congresspeople needed to be taken out of Congress, and she marked their districts as literal targets.  It was a graphic presentation that could have a negative influence on people - particularly mentally unbalanced people.  But it was also cutesy - like Sarah - and it let America know how tough she was.  Mama Grizzly, pit bull with lipstick, Don't Retreat, Reload!  Build that image - sell those books!

Here is what Gabby Giffords had to say about the Palin terrorist graphic shortly after her office was attacked in Tucson:

"You know, for example, we're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is the way that she has depicted it is the crosshairs of a gun-sight over our district.  When people do that, they've got to realize that there are consequences to that action."


Consequences.


Gifford's husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, told Diane Sawyer that his wife felt that she might be shot, given the hostile political climate - a climate spurred on by people like Sarah Palin.


And let's not forget to give an inflamed shout-out to Sharron Angle, failed Senate candidate from Nevada, who loved to chatter on about people reclaiming their rights through "2nd Amendment Remedies!"


Do Palin and Angle ever ponder Lady Macbeth when they wash their hands?  Do they even know the significance of the Lady Macbeth reference?  Was that Shakespeare feller an author, or did he simply manufacture fishing reels?


Today as I was walking down the aisle of the Shopette at Luke Air Force Base, I passed the greeting cards,  There, prominently displayed near the center of the display was a card featuring Sarah Palin's face on a cartoon body.  She was holding a rifle with a large scope, and the caption read:  "Shoot!  As good as you look, I'd never guess it's your birthday!"


That's the image that Sarah wants to project - and American Greetings helped her to do it.  That obscene "greeting" sells for $2.69.  The only thing funny about it was that it was printed on recycled paper - something that those with a "Drill, Baby, Drill" mentality probably wouldn't appreciate.


It is all about image, and Sarah Palin has worked like an Alaskan state trooper trying to project sweetie-pie and toughness.  But, as recent polls indicate, Americans may finally be seeing through all of the crap and taking notice of the real Sarah Palin - and they are being turned off.


Sarah Palin's precipitous slide in the polls is a well deserved consequence of her ruthless greed and crass self-promotion.  What went around has come around - and it has bitten her in the ass!  



3 comments:

Don said...

Not even the Republicans are dumb enough to allow her their nomination, but if it somehow happened,I'd jump for joy. My guess is she'd get about 10 percent of the nationwide vote.

Xobekim said...

This rhetoric, currently coming from right wing of American politics, is the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.

Pa Rock's Ramble said...

I don't wish the nomination on Palin because I can remember a time when Democrats were hopeful that Ronald Reagan would eventually be the Republican nominee - because he was so "out there" that he could not possibly win. If Reagan did nothing else, he should have taught us never to underestimate the greed and stupidity of the American electorate.