Saturday, October 18, 2008

Palin: Parts of U.S. not "Pro-America"

Perhaps this shows just why Sarah Palin has ties to the Alaska Independence Party, a secessionist movement. She thinks parts of the country are not Pro-American!

To extrapolate further, that would imply she really thinks parts are Anti-America!

The McCain campaign is backpedaling on this, a remark reported from a Sarah Palin fundraiser in North Carolina yesterday in which the Alaska Governor said that she loved to visit the "pro-America" areas of the country. By extrapolation, she implied that there were some parts of the United States that she viewed as not pro-America.

Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post broke the story yesterday, and has an "extended version" of her speech here, with the following excerpt:
"We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. We believe" -- here the audience interrupted Palin with applause and cheers -- "We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation."
I couldn't say it better than this commenter from the Huffington Post:
you know, it really REALLY ticks ME OFF ...when some politician from out of nowhere who no one ever heard of except in her own state ... tells Me I'm NOT Pro America... because i don't follow HER views of it..."


philosimphy said...

It's another one of those right-wing word games. Pro-Life, Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage, now Pro-American. Pro-American = Pro-white, Pro-english speaking, pro-christian.

Of course we all know what those slogans really mean. It's almost charming in it's simplicity, just put the word Pro- in front, and voila, you've put a positive spin on a lot of nasty religious intolerance and bigotry.

Anonymous said...

You can always pick apart what someone says and make it whatever you want to make it.
Americans should speak English, it is the language of the country. If you can't communicate, then by all means, go the the country that you can. You will be happier and so will everyone else. That's not racist, religion or anything other than common sense. If you come to this country, you should speak the language.
Look past your anger at whatever personal issues you have to see the truth. If everything comes back to "pro-white" in your views, then maybe you are the racist!

Slider said...

It's a fact that the democrats have been rooting for the United States to fail for the last eight years.In fact many were downright giddy when 9-11 took place.Remember all those Democratic politicians who voted for the war before they voted against it so they could use it for their political advantage? And all for the opportunity to take power in the next election. Used to be the nation unified when it was under attack or seeing tough times, not any more. Obama is no more Pro-America than Hugo Chavez.

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