I was originally going to title this article — “Against Gullibility” — until I saw this image of Sarah Palin going down on a Big Gulp yesterday at the CPAC convention, and she wrote the new headline for me. I couldn’t think of a better image to estimate just how low the political dialogue has dropped in the conservative coin of the realm. Ms. Palin is sucking the very life out of us all.
Wonkette rightly reports on the Palin gulping:
Apropos of nothing, in the middle of some nonsense about the Senate’s inability to pass a Federal Budget, Sarah, suffering from class-less-ness-envy, gratuitously invoked Joe Wilson’s apparently ubiquitous “YOU LIE!” with her ever-present self-satisfied sneer, and the crowd, of course, went wild with that rancid meat nugget. Palin also paid prop comedy homage to the smarter and much better coiffed Carrot Top, when she pulled out her Big Gulp, just to show that crowd that she was not about to give a shit about guidelines for healthy living, and she was ever so proud of her fatty-bratty behavior. We are just lucky she didn’t do a little Honey Boo Boo belly squish for good measure.
What is it about some people who want to be tricked? They enjoy the magic of lies and the smoke of purposeful deception. Does anyone really think Sarah Palin is a serious person, let alone an electable human being? She appears to live on the negative vibe. She celebrates the insult. She thrives on the zinger and the gotcha moment. Does anybody remember she’s a quitter and doesn’t deserve to be admired for public service?
Today, one Palin fan even made this photo tribute to her — equating her going down on a sugary Big Gulp with the posture and pursuit of the Statue of Liberty:
When we buy into the trick, we give power to the charlatan to cull others into their nest of death. If nobody stands up to call out the purposeful, festering, lie — then that mistruth slowly, over time, comes to take on the shade of truth — and that is a dangerous, and real, threat to our Republic when lies become part of the historical record.
We don’t like it when people make fun of us — but that’s precisely what people like Sarah Palin are doing to some of us — they tell a lie, and if we bite, then they know they have us hooked, because to then go against them is to confess that you were taken, made a fool of, and are easy pickings. The charlatans rely on the kind intentions of good people going bad — simply because few folks want to admit they’ve been led down a path of despise and destruction instead of the one they thought they were taking to a brighter pathway to the stars above.