Sarah Palin: Will Pray for Oil

I saw some of Sarah Palin’s televised speech at the Republican National Convention. It sort of reminded me of a stand-up comedy act, but none of the jokes were funny. She certainly forgot to mention anything about policy. I guess she thinks the economy is okay and the health care system works just fine and it’s all right if the rich keep getting richer.

What I’m finding hard to believe is that conservatives who didn’t particularly like McCain before now say they will vote for him. But then conservatives, for the most part, are a stupid lot who base their votes on personality rather than policy. That’s why a religious nut like Sarah Palin polls so well. She appeals to the greedy, gay-hating conservative base that is afraid of having their taxes raised but is either too lazy or too ignorant to do some research and see that they’re more likely to pay higher taxes under a McCain administration than a democratic one. Yes, it’s that same group of fools who watch Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh and actually believe them. These guys, of course, all have 7 figure incomes. They like the Bush tax cuts of the last eight years which have been very profitable for them, and they will do anything to keep those tax cuts, including lie.

Here’s a fun little chart that dramatically illustrates U.S. wealth distribution:

This is from 2001 so I’m sure the situation is even more extreme now. Jack Clark from Blast the Right, my favorite podcast, has more information on this subject. Take some time to look at it.

You know, the whole idea of trickle-down economics started in the 1980’s with Ronald Reagan. It sounded stupid then, and it still sounds stupid now. Plus, with hindsight, we can see that it doesn’t work. Why anyone who makes less than $250,000 a year would vote republican is beyond me. All I know is that the eighties sucked and now McCain and Palin suck. But since making fun of McCain is like shooting fish in a barrel, I’ve decided to make fun of Reagan instead. (He’s not here to defend himself, but, unfortunately, his ideology lives on.) This, then, is my eighties nostalgia vampire Reagan t-shirt. I really like it.



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