Someone on my local blog put this up, and I swear, at first I thought it was satire...but it's not. This is what we are up against For Real.
Sarah Palin, speaking at Goshen College, March 2,2010:
This news report reminds me of a few years ago when some self-appointed liberal newspaper editors joined up and wanted to get rid of the “Star Spangled Banner” and replace it with “America The Beautiful.” Can you believe it? They all probably went to this pinko bible college in Indiana and learned all that pacifist junk instead of American stuff like making money and getting rich like us real Americans who support the Tea Party -what college is supposed to be for.
Fortunately, that Commie do-gooder idea was shot right down, because it would be very bad for our great heritage of freedom and the American way to sing “America The Beautiful” all the time like the “Star Spangled Banner.” Ever since the last Depression, the “Star Spangled Banner” has been our national anthem, so that’s about seventy years of American heritage right there. And it’s a great song that inspires us all by saying what America is really all about.
The tune is an old drinking song from England, which makes in English right there -our official American language. And the words were written by a Washington lawyer, so it’s all perfectly legal under the Constitution, too. This beautiful song is all about American pride, fighting a war and waving the flag. So what could be more American and more Christian than that right there?
But those Eastern do-gooder editors wanted to make us sing “America The Beautiful” instead. Can you believe it? That song was written by a lady poet from some snooty liberal college in Massachusetts, and it’s all about beauty and nature and brotherhood and other airy-fairy stuff like that. What does all that fuzzy headed liberal junk have to do with our patriotic American way of life and our Christian values on which this great nation was based?
Just think if we had to sing a song like that before an important national event like the Super Bowl and so the players get all weepy and start thinking about ecology and stuff, instead of smashing each other and winning. That great American hero, Vince Lombardi, would roll over in his grave!
Like Coach Lombardi said, winning isn’t everything, it’s, like, it’s everybody’s thing or something. Marx said military music is to music what military justice is to justice -which is why we have to try the terrorists at military tribunals, and old Groucho was so right about this. So we need a patriotic fighting song like “The Star Spangled Banner” as our national anthem to keep up the troops’ morale when we fight other people halfway around the world and kill them and make them free because it’s the American way. You betcha!
Plus, just think what would happen if Congress really to all the liberal “America The Beautiful” junk about brotherhood serious and started passing laws to help the homeless bums instead of domestic spying to stop all the terrorists from Iran. What if they voted lots of tax money to clean up the environment to make it like it sounds in that song, and started to help with all those liberal renewable energy scams instead of spending it to fight wars like in Iraq to kill the enemies of freedom and help out the good Christian American patriots in companies like Halliburton, Blackwater and Exxon Mobil?
So you can see what a real threat it would be to our American way of life if people stopped singing songs like “The Star Spangled Banner” that get right to the point about what America is all about, with the rockets and bombs and, most important of all, the flag. So it’s good to see that those Mennonistic folks at Goshen College finally woke up to smell the coffee here and now they get it about how important it is to play the national anthem before every baseball game, because we really got to keep singing about Old Glory and making war so people will forget about all that liberal brotherhood and ecology junk.
Are you sure this is not satire? She supposedly said it at a liberal arts college, albeit a Mennonite one? It can't be true. Her mentioning Halliburton, Exxon and Blackwater makes me suspicious.
Yet, if it's true, you people in the US are in trouble...
Come along, it's definitely satire - if nothing else, the penultimate paragraph should nail it!
What was I saying on another thread about an irony bypass...?
Yeah...well, if it's satire, it still doesn't surprise me! I mean--I believe that she thinks that way.
And I believe that her followers think that way.
If not, I hope they prove me wrong.
I can't stand Sarah Palin anyway so it sounds like it could be a possibility that those are her words and if they are how appalling.
I do not know how accurate the post on you blog is in terms of Sarah actually saying these things but I do know there has been a movement in the news lately to change the National Anthem and the change being sought is exactly this.
I saw her yesterday, on tv, for the few moments I could listen to her at a rally with McCain. all I can say is he must be desperate for re-election or wants to go out with a bang. she is looney tunes, this is 2010, not whatever time warp she lives in.
"[T]hey're in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom." --Sarah Palin, getting the vice president's constitutional role wrong after being asked by a third grader what the vice president does, interview with NBC affiliate KUSA in Colorado, Oct. 21, 2008
Nobody needs to satirize Sarah when a direct quote does the job so much better.
"I think on a national level your Department of Law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out." --Sarah Palin, referring to a department that does not exist while attempting to explain why as president she wouldn't be subjected to the same ethics investigations that compelled her to resign as governor of Alaska, ABC News interview, July 7, 2009
This is a real quote, not Tina Fey.
This is actually a real speech given by Barack Obama at a young conservatives meeting.
Would I lie?
"I'm very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing ... any hint of any kind of unethical activity there. Very pleased to be cleared of any of that." --Sarah Palin, after an Alaska legislative report found she had broken the state's ethics law and abused her power in the Troopergate scandal, conference call with Alaska reporters, Oct. 12, 2008
You start to understand why the McCain camp tried to keep her away from interviews.
"Just this past week, we passed out of the out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee -- which is my committee -- a bill to call for divestment from Iran as way of ratcheting up the pressure to ensure that they don't obtain a nuclear weapon." --referring to a committee he is not on, Sderot, Israel, July 23, 2008
"I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go." --at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon
"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed." --on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people
I'm sure with Obamacare 10,000 would have died.
Strange ... people keep saying Palin scares them and people who support her scare them. I myself find people actually believing (or want to believe) this comes from Palin "for real" even scarier ...
That obviously is a fabrication and not something that Sarah Palin said. It seems the left will do anything to turn the conversation away from the issues, their classic tactic of misdirection is in play here. Let's not talk about the socialism that Obama is bringing to this country. Let's not talk about a new entitlement program with it's 570 billion in new taxes or how woefully inadequate those funds will be to support that program and the billions in new taxes that will inevitably have to be enacted. Let's not talk about high unemployment and how, now with signs of recovery beginning to show we will be slapped back into recession by these foolish tax hikes.
No let's make the conversation about Sarah Palin, a private citizen, and what she did or didn't say! Just like the "X Files" though, the truth is out there but the left doesn't want you to see it!
Without the teleprompter obama sure sounds a lot more like the previous president...
I choose to look at Palin as an example as contrast to Obama; of the confusion of points people need to be gleaning greater discernment of in choosing their leaders...
she's down home cool...that's a pro point for some
he is charismatic...a pro in some eyes
knowledge and experience lacking in both
which makes it obvious they are not presidential/VP material,
contrast in speaking and likeability, truth and lie, misleading rhetoric (giving people what they want to hear, whether true or not)
I heard a very revealing interview with someone who did a psychological analysis of Palin and Obama. He gave clear and video examples of who they really are, not how people tend to see them
Obama and Palin can be dividers, if one chooses to look at them that way...or they can be good examples of what is not good
americans are needing to raise up and hone their ownindividual characters to enable them to choose better leadership for the nation...remember, we always get what we want (or think we want)
People who believe this is a real speech are what scare me.
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