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Sarah Palin mocks that ‘little Twittering thing’ in front of a sparse audience


By GottaLaff

Once again TwitWit McFacebook shares her flare for hypocrisy and all around moronitude. First, after speaking at the Tea Tantrum Convention, she comes out against a formal third Party-O'-Tea. Then she mocks Twitter, something she has used to impart her pearls of wisdom regularly:

When she was asked what she believed was the number one threat to America today, several audience members shouted, "Obama!"

Arkansas Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb, who moderated the Q&A session, responded by adding, "Besides Obama."

Palin then chimed in as many in the crowd laughed.

"See, they said that, I didn’t," she said. "Just you watch now, too, because somebody will be here with their little Twittering thing, and it’s going to be on the Internet any minute now."

Isn't she the adorablest little babbling thing?

And she did all this and more in yet of another arena full of empty seats that she failed to fill:

[F]ewer than half the seats “in the lower bowl were occupied, and the entire upper level was shrouded by black drapes.” In the hours before the Palin event, “the Arkansas GOP was advertising on its web site a heavily discounted ‘$20 ticket special.’”

Bummer. Good thing there's no video of that. As I recall, there was a media blackout... again.

She also seemed to back of a 2012 run. Gee, it couldn't be because she's dug herself into multiple holes lately, could it?

Then NoSeats McCheapTix put a damper on a third party comprised of Tea Baggers:

"Now the smart thing will be for independents who are such a part of this Tea Party movement to, I guess, kind of start picking a party," Palin said. "Which party reflects how that smaller, smarter government steps to be taken? Which party will best fit you? And then because the Tea Party movement is not a party, and we have a two-party system, they’re going to have to pick a party and run one or the other: ‘R’ or ‘D’."

I betcha the Tea Tantrumers who believed in her at the Big Convention didn't like that little nugget.

When she wasn't busy building yet another shrine to Saint Ronnie of Reagan, she answered some questions. Pre-screened ones. I wonder if the color of her Sharpie hand-scribbles matched her outfit:

Palin used her 45-minute speech and the Q&A session that featured pre-selected questions from the crowd to sound off on everything from what she called the "snake-oil science" of global warming to politicians who are "addicted to ‘O-P-M’-other people's money."

My, but she's got a razor (half) wit!

She really needs to quit-- again-- while she's behind.


The latest blatant hypocrisy of John Boehner


By GottaLaff

Here is a statement from Glowy McFauxTan that clearly demonstrates how very bipartisan and open to civil discussion the GOP is:

Statement by Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) on the Proposed Feb. 25 Health Care Summit

Washington, Feb 13 - House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement regarding the health care summit being planned by congressional Democrats and the White House for February 25:

"A productive bipartisan discussion should begin with a clean sheet of paper. We now know that instead of starting the 'bipartisan' health care 'summit' on Feb. 25 with a clean sheet of paper, the president and his party intend to arrive with a new bill written behind closed doors exclusively by Democrats -- a backroom deal that will transform one-sixth of our nation's economy and affect every family and small business in America. They will then engage a largely handpicked audience in a televised 'dialogue' according to a script they have largely pre-determined. They will do this as a precursor to embarking on a legislative course that Democratic congressional aides acknowledge has also been pre-determined -- a partisan course that relies on parliamentary tricks to circumvent the will of the American people and engineer a pre-determined outcome. It doesn't sound much like bipartisanship to me."

NOTE: House Republicans' alternative solutions to make health care more affordable and accessible can be found at

Here is a link to their so-called solutions.

Where do I start?

For one thing, The Boehner seems to forget that those very same "tricks" were used ad nauseam by Boy Georgie. And that it's because of the stubborn obstructionist tactics by his own party that the Dems might, and should, resort to circumventing the endless, and unprecedented, number of filibusters.

Oh, and BoehnHead? When it comes to "pre-determined scripts", you might want to 1) Look in the mirror (with sunglasses on, lest your artificial coloring blind you), 2) Check out this post on ReadHand McCribNotes' insistence on pre-screened questions, and 3) Walk down Memory Lane long enough to recall that BushCo pre-determined everything from hand-picked audiences to fraudulent wars against sovereign countries.

But using the word "Democratic", instead of "Democrat", is duly noted.

H/t: _ccm, Coopster04


Palin's Excellent Pre-Screened Q & A Adventure


By GottaLaff

Despite all that media attention, this is something I hadn't heard said aloud. If it was, in fact, broadcast on the Tee Vee Machine, it wasn't repeated as often as the ad nauseam, ad infintum promos for her Big Keynote Speech were:

Sarah Palin is expected to take the stage here tonight at 9, and speak for about 30 to 45 minutes. She will then take about 15 minutes of pre-screened, pre-selected questions.

Organizers say they aren’t sure if Palin has seen the questions in advance.

What can she possibly have in to say that will take that long? Then again, one lousy Speaky McWordSalad sentence should cover that entire time span.

And it is not at all surprising that LipSchmutz McBush3 will only take pre-screened questions. But uh-oh! If she uses a teleprompter or notes, there goes another Rushpublic talking point.

Gosh, I wonder if the Tea Tantrumers hired seat fillers for the occasion: