Friday, October 17, 2008

Palin's Brand of Patriotism: Some States Hate America

Sarah Palin was speaking in North Carolina this week, rallying Republicans to vote for John McCain. Here's one of the things she said, as reported by the Washington Post:
Palin also made a point of mentioning that she loved to visit the "pro-America" areas of the country, of which North Carolina is one. 
This is rich. Palin, married to a former member of a secessionist party, suddenly knows where the "real" Americans are. 

Why they're in North Carolina, unless it goes for Obama (in which case they weren't "real" Americans after all). 

As for all those so-called Blue States, they must be chock full of self-loathing anti-Americans, people who hate their country so much they'd vote for a Democrat!

In Palin's head, apparently, there are two kinds of citizens: "real" Americans and "Godless heathens" who hate God, the flag, Mom, babies and apple pie. 

To Palin and many on the Right, no "real" American can raise questions about, say, mistakes in U.S. policy or inequality and injustice in America. Why such questions are downright communistic.

Advice from Sarah Palin to everyone who lives in a non-pro-America state: Shut up and start thinking (so to speak) like me.  

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

She is on "Saturday Night Live" this week.