February 7, 2010
Sarah Palin delivered a speech prior to her keynote at the Republican Tea Party fest in Nashville scheduled for this weekend. In addition to touching on government spending and the bankster bailout, Palin said the underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should have been grilled before he was read his Miranda rights.
“We need a commander in chief, not a professor of constitutional law,” she said, according to the Wichita Eagle.
In fact, Obama was not a professor of constitutional law. He was a “senior lecturer” at the University of Chicago Law School. In academia, there is a vast difference between the two titles, not that we should expect Palin (or her script writers) to get it right.
Palin, the darling of the Tea Party movement (or the one hijacked by statist neocons), is merely echoing the Republican idea that supposed terrorists accused by the government do not deserve Fifth Amendment protection and should be shuffled off to the torture camp at Gitmo straight away. In other words, if the government says somebody is a terrorist then they do not have a right to remain silent. If the government says you’re a terrorist, well then by gosh you must be one.
Neocons say skipping the Fifth Amendment is crucial in such cases because the government needs to get “actionable intelligence” from terror suspects.
But what kind of intelligence would they get from Mr. Fizzlepants, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab? That he was escorted to the airport in Amsterdam by a well-dressed Indian man who was obviously a military or intelligence operative? Do neocons expect us to believe that if the government waterboarded Abdulmutallab they would get information on sleeper cells or nefarious plots in the making by al-Qaeda, the phantom terror group cobbled together by the CIA?
Palin supports the neocon concept of forever war against Muslims. In this respect she is just like Obama and the Democrat version of Bush’s neocons.
In December, Tea Party Sarah lauded Obama’s decision to send another 30,000 troops into the Afghan meat grinder. “At long last, President Obama decided to give his military commanders much of what they need to accomplish their mission in Afghanistan,” Palin (or one of her handlers) wrote on her Facebook on December 1, 2009.
“We now have an opportunity to build a bipartisan consensus in support of a vital national security priority: defeating Al-Qaeda and its violent extremist allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and ensuring that these countries never again serve as bases for terrorist attacks against America and our allies,” she wrote. “We should be in Afghanistan to win.”
In regard to the Middle East, Palin sounds just like a run-of-the-mill neocon. “I believe that the Jewish settlements should be allowed to be expanded upon, because that population of Israel is, is going to grow,” Palin told Barbara Walters last November. “More and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead. And I don’t think that the Obama administration has any right to tell Israel that the Jewish settlements cannot expand.”
Once again, Palin gets it wrong. In fact, people are deserting Israel in record numbers, especially educated professionals “who could not be integrated in Israel because of the unsuitability of their professions to the Israeli work force.” Others are leaving because the country is ruled by insane warmongers who are determined to start another war, this time with Iran. Palin supports the Israeli policy of stealing Palestinian land. She also apparently supports the Israeli bombing of civilians in Gaza.
Sarah Palin is a neocon Stepford wife. As Justin Raimondo noted back in November of 2008, Sarah had her head stuffed with neocon talking points in the lead-up to the election when she was John McCain’s running mate. “Strapped to a chair and forced to read a year’s worth of Weekly Standards out loud while having the audio version of the complete works of Norman Podhoretz piped into her ears, poor pistol-packin’ Sarah was no match for her neocon interrogators, who ironed all those right-wing populist quirks out of her malleable mindset. Now, Sarah, repeat after me: jury nullification is nuts, forget about Alaskan independence, and always, always remember, you hate Ron Paul!”
Raimondo made his albeit sarcastic point in response to a report in the London Telegraph. It stated: “Comments by the governor of Alaska in her first television interview, in which she said NATO may have to go to war with Russia and took a tough line on Iran’s nuclear program, were the result of two weeks of briefings by neoconservatives.”
War with Russia and attacking Iran? How is such warmongering insanity compatible with the Tea Party movement? Are Tea Party supporters ready to get behind ever increasing Pentagon budgets (more than $500 billion in 2009) in order to combat terrorists created by the CIA and Mossad?
Or is the new Tea Party about spending billions on mass murder while cutting “discretionary” spending? Sounds like Obama to me.
Sarah Palin is a thinly disguised Trojan Horse. Her mission is to subvert the Tea Party movement and shepherd its supporters back into the big government and all-war-all-the-time Republican camp.
Sarah Palin is a neocon. If the folks who are paying around $500 to attend the Republican love fest in Nashville cannot see this, they are about as clueless as Sarah who would be a babe lost in the woods without her Republican and neocon handlers and speech writers (and Facebook scribblers).
Finally, it really is scary how easily the Tea Party movement was played. On CNN last night, one attendee to the fest in Nashville said the idea is to change the Republican party from the inside out and make it the party of the Constitution and individual liberty.
I had to laugh. If Tea Party supporters believe this is possible, they may be interested in some oceanfront property I have for sale in Arizona.
This article was posted: Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 6:52 am