Palin enrages me. And so do her followers. I just cannot wrap my mind around the fact that ANY credence is given to what slurps out of her mouth. In my opinion, she is so utterly stupid, so lacking in basic intelligence, has no understanding of world affairs, hasn't got a clue as to what the word diplomacy means, is so creepy, so dangerous in her influence and so undeserving of the publicity she gets. She has NO redeeming value.
So, Rep. Jeff Flake will now run for Sen. Kyle's seat. Just what we need: another flake in Congress!
Republicants love to shout out about their love for their country. Usually, they mean the United States of America, as in One Nation, under G-d. But here in Arizona, the legislators want to pick and choose which parts of the Constitution and Federal laws they will discard in favor of their own interpretation. To any normally intelligent person, that means they want to secede from the UNITED States of America. Secede means to break away from, split with, separate, disaffiliate with. Yup, that's what the AZ legislators want to do. They do not have a clue what it would mean to go it alone. Is AZ going to decide it's own foreign policy? Who to trade with? How to pay for all the stuff the Feds do now (like infrastructure?) What an idiotic bunch we have running this state (again, my opinion.)
If you have really legitimate gripes, a civil discourse is in order. But when Republicants and the Tea party people get all blustery and scream actual lies and spew (proven) false information they have been fed, the gripes get lost in the vomit of their mudslinging, the lies get repeated until the minds of the lesser intelligent begin to believe (and we, apparently, do have more of the lesser intelligent among the ranks of the Right, in my opinion) and their cacophony of voices drowns out the rational, common-sense, prudent and practical who are the rest of us. So, it must be that "he who screams the loudest gets to make the rules of the game (and to hell with everyone else.")
Republicants: We want less government. We don't want the government to tell us what to do. But we're going to make damn sure women don't have control over their own bodies via rape or abortion. We'll make sure sick people will just have to die if they can't afford those huge health insurance premiums. We'll make sure our kids have the worst education in the world because we don't want to fund public eduction. We'll make sure Social Security and Medicare will be decimated so the old folks will die off. We'll support the big corporations who shovel money into our hands while they send all the jobs overseas because the rich, you know, they've been discriminated against! Job creation? We're too busy sticking our noses into everyone's private business and sucking up to Big Business. Health care....hell, no..., everyone for himself.
Am I being too harsh here? Not by a long shot.