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On Hate

January 18, 2011 · Leave a Comment

Given the national grieving over the shooting tragedy in Arizona and the healthy resulting discussion on the tone of political discourse, I thought it worthwhile to talk about running a site like hatepalin.com.

When this site was first launched, I received a lot of comments about it being inappropriate to hate anyone (including from my mother).

Let me be perfectly clear: we do not condone violence of any kind against anyone based on their political beliefs.  You will not see here hyperbolic screed designed to inflame readers.  You will not read violent or militaristic metaphors when describing Sarah Palin or the battle with her ideas.

What we hope you see is the bright light of truth, thoughtfulness and intelligence applied to what we believe are naive, simplistic and wrong-headed policies and approaches to life and politics.  As we said on our “About” page from the start, we don’t really HATE Sarah Palin, but we do hate her policies and what she stands for, and we think that her points of view are not only inconsistent with a healthy democracy, but are simply bad for America.

We will continue to collect tidbits that highlight Sarah Palin’s interaction with the world and why we think she is bad for America as long as she has a national stage which amplifies her radical views.  But please always remember that while we hate Palin the political operative, we bear no hard feelings toward Sarah Palin the person.  We actually wish her well.  Just not on the national stage.

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You’re a Real American If:

October 22, 2008 · Leave a Comment

Let me get this straight, Sarah.

You believe that someone is a real American if:

  • They like McCain-Palin
  • They live in a small town
  • They believe in Jesus
  • They’re white
  • They like guns
  • They like to use guns to kill animals
  • They think criticism of America, even when we’re on the wrong course is Un-American
  • They are straight
  • They are anti-gay
  • They are anti-choice

In other words, Sarah – “if you look exactly like me, believe exactly like I do and support me, then you’re a real country-lovin, country-first American.  If you don’t, you’re un-American.”

Un-unh Sarah.

Real Americans love this country for its proud history as well as its unrealized potential.  Real Americans don’t say “my country right or wrong,” they say “let’s make sure my country gets it right.”  Real Americans can differ on the direction of the country, but they don’t call those who disagree with them un-American.  They don’t demonize those of different faith, race, geography, sexual orientation.  Real Americans are not afraid of difference, but embrace diversity as a positive good.

It’s the politics of exclusion and divisiveness that are really un-American.  Sarah, I’m not going to call you un-American.  But what you’re doing – now that’s un-American.

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Sarah Palin Should Scare You. A Lot.

September 23, 2008 · Leave a Comment

Here are just a few of the biggest reasons to worry about Sarah Palin and the McCain-Palin ticket:

* In her first year Palin asked for over $550 million in earmark requests.  Smell pork?  Source:  AP.

* Sarah Palin was for the “bridge to nowhere” until… she was against it.  Source:  CNN.

* The people who have worked with her in city and state government say Sarah is inflexible and a bully.  Source: US Magazine.

* She asked the city librarian about banning books when newly mayor of Wasilla.  Source:  Time Magazine.

* She struck rape kits from the budget of the police, forcing victims to pay for their own rape kits (up to $1200).  Source: US News contributing editor Bonnie Erbe.

* Palin is against abortion even in cases of rape and incest.  Source:  Lifenews.

* She is “proud” of her 17-year old unmarried daughter’s decision to keep her baby, but wants to prevent other women from being able to make that choice.  Source:  CNN.

* She got her first passport last year. Incurious? Provincial? Have to think so.  Source:  New York Times.

* Palin is under investigation in Alaska for abuse of power in “Troopergate” where she tried to get her brother-in-law fired (he was in a bitter divorce and custody dispute with her sister), and when the head of public safety refused, she fired HIM instead. Now she, her husband, and her staff are refusing to cooperate with the investigation or answer subpoenas, claiming “executive privilege.” Sound familiar (see George Bush, Karl Rove, et al).  Source:  ABC News.

* She used personal e-mail for public business, but now is hiding something; claiming that communication is privileged.  Source:  Washington Post.

* Last year Palin charged the state for the per diem travel expense for over 300 nights spent in her own home.  Source:  Washington Post.

* She took a debt-free city and left it with big debt.  Source: Atlantic.com.

* She raised money by creating an oil company windfall profits tax, but now is running on a ticket against such taxes.  Source:  Bloomberg.

* Sarah didn’t know what the Bush doctrine was in her first big interview with Charlie Gibson after her selection by McCain (it says, very ominously for international order and without recent precedent, that a country can engage in a preemptive war, without any aggression or provocation, if it believes that a threat exists and a hostile act might be forthcoming).  Source: Sarah Palin Holds Forth on Bush Doctrine, Pakistan.

* Sarah Palin believes that God is on her side in the war.  Her pentecostal/evangelical beliefs give her great certainty that her positions are sanctioned by God, and that all means are justified in rooting out “evil.”  The Republican handlers got her to claim that her statement was her take on Abraham Lincoln’s famous quote, but any reasoned comparison quickly falls apart.  Source:  Time Magazine.

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