Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Palin's at It Again with Radical Ties Allegations Against Obama

general sarah palinWhen I heard today that Palin's latest attack on Obama is a new edition of he's "palling around with terrorists," I did a doubletake. Didn't Alex Castellanos say on CNN last week during the "Palin is a diva" discussion that Sarah Palin, the Republican VP nominee, didn't want to do the Ayers attack, that her instinct was that it was a bad move, but she did it anyway?

More on her latest terrorists-ties allegation. She implies Obama is dangerous because of his neighbors. Maybe Palin suffers from urbanophobia. She's suggested before that small towns are more patriotic places than cities. Perhaps in a Palin America no one from the city of Chicago or any other urban, diverse center will be able to run for national office because as an urbanite, they may have brushed shoulders with someone Palin deems anti-American:
The Obama campaign said on its Web site that "ugly insinuations about Barack Obama's relationship with a former neighbor and university colleague ... are completely false." The professor has denied he was a spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization, which the U.S. and Israel consider a terrorist organization.

Palin said her assertion "is not negative campaigning to call someone out on their record.

"It seems that there is yet another radical professor from the neighborhood who spent a lot of time with Barack Obama going back several years," Palin said at an event in Bowling Green, Ohio.(Read more at CNN)
If Palin's brilliant and knows who she is, as feminist Elaine Lafferty claims, and a woman of integrity as some of the Christian right insists, then why is she standing up and accusing Obama based on information she supposedly believes is flimsy and using words she'd supposedly prefer not to speak? You can't have it both ways, Palinites. She's either a strong-willed woman of integrity speaking what she believes or she's a token Barbie parroting bad information.

And since I'm on Palin again, I point readers to an exceptional post by Anil Dash on how Palin manipulates language to incite violence against Barack Obama, "What Sarah Palin is Saying."

Hmm. Does Palin's outfit in that picture on this post look a little militaristic?

This guilt by association propaganda being pushed by the McCain/Palin ticket is disturbing. So, under Palin will our patriotism be examined based on what our co-workers say or do? Will we be investigated by Homeland Security because we took our neighbor cupcakes and he/she knows someone who once knew someone who went to a "radical" group's meeting?

Sounds like Palin's been pallin' around with Michelle Bachmann and they're both channeling McCarthy.

Read CNN's fact check about Obama and Professor Rashid Khalidi: link. Palin has no shame.

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