Idiot Nation: Palin Supporters

There’s really nothing to add to this… Watch and be amazed; or mortified, appalled, etc., as the case may be.

By the way, Chase Whiteside (great name) at NLM provides some sidebar notes on his methodology along with responses to critical points that have been raised in response to the video, so maybe check those out before commenting if you’re offended by the content.


23 Replies to “Idiot Nation: Palin Supporters”

  1. I’ve watched it a couple of times and am just utterly baffled by the confused/clueless responses. Perhaps people need to pass some kind of test before they can be allowed to vote.

  2. Far more significant than what bunch of fat, illiterate middle-Americans have to say is what comes out of Sarah Palin’s mouth herself:

    Palin strolled over, looking down on Walsh and her crew to tell them that “Canada needs to dismantle its public health-care system and allow private enterprise to get involved and turn a profit.”

    “Basically, she said government should stop doing the work that private enterprise should do,” Walsh said.

    Bint. After all this, just still doesn’t know that most of our health care delivery comes through the private sector.

  3. And there’s more…

    Regarding Palin’s comments on our healthcare system, it’s clear she doesn’t understand the single-payer concept at all. Of course most of it is actually private (e.g., doctors operating as professional corporations, for-profit imaging labs, privately run clinics, etc.). The only difference is that they send their bills to the provincial government rather than a bloated insurance company bureaucracy where 30-40% goes towards administration, overhead, marketing, etc. and they’re incentivized to refuse care.

  4. A bit like going to a south Philly block party and asking folks about Obama’s foreign and economic policies. I’m sure that would be fun to watch as well.

  5. Dirk — From the sidebar notes that I suggested be read:


    It has been said in comments that we would find similarly talking point-driven, substance-less supporters at an Obama rally, and we agree. But no politician has emerged on the national stage as undefined and unqualified as Sarah Palin, and her public persona–which is anti-intellectual by definition–discourages substance. Instead, we get winking. One could hardly imagine her giving a complex speech about race in America, or speaking eloquently about our country’s relations with Islam. Not just because she couldn’t write such a speech (Obama has speech-writers, of course) but because she wouldn’t–such necessarily academic discussion is antithetical to the persona she’s created for herself and that her supporters have come to love.

    Too much effort for you, was it?

  6. A bit like going to a south Philly block party and asking folks about Obama’s foreign and economic policies.

    Except none of them voted for Dubya twice, I imagine.

  7. These poor saps will never have a chance when their own spokespeople are, while prettier, completely retarded:

    There you have it. According to Perino: “We Did Not Have a Terrorist Attack on Our Country During President Bush’s Term.”

  8. In other news, EKOS finds that strongest Liberal support is among the university-educated. I suppose we can assume the same for America as well.

    Concerned Citizen: “What about cap-and-trade don’t you like?”

    Republican Idiot: “Well, um… I, um… I don’t really know much about it… uh… like… too much government and… uh…”

  9. “I’m sure she’s had boundary issues she’s had to deal with.”

    Priceless. You couldn’t write this.

  10. Ahhhh, what can you say to Perino’s ignorant “not to be political” comment?

    And of course Sean Hannity, who is assuredly the smarmiest douchebag that ever walked the face of the the earth, just lets it slide right by.

  11. <i.Ahhhh, what can you say to Perino’s ignorant “not to be political” comment?

    It was less the fact that it was ignorant than the fact that she trotted it out as way to hang Fort Hood on the current administration as a real, honest-to-God, you betcha terrorist attack.

    No wonder 9/11 happened on Dubya’s watch. That’s it, I’m going full troofer. Irrationality: It’s what tout le monde is into these days.

  12. Well yes, that’s what made the prefacing “not to be political” qualifier as being so preciously disingenuous. The wingtards are desperate to classify this as a “terrorist attack on the Homeland” so they can propagate the notion that Obama has fallen down on the job of keeping America safe…

  13. The second clip was better with the interviewer attempting to nail these sods on their past choices.

    They really do need to told, with a kick in the teeth if necessary, that what they’re crying about now is their own bloody fault. The Bush years saw unprecedented growth in the government’s reach and ruined the private sector to boot. And they all voted for him twice.

  14. I’m not here to defend Sarah Palin, that’s probably impossible.

    But I do think that the support she receives is as much a signpost to stupidity as it is a comment to how traditional American political leaders aren’t connecting with an enormous portion of the American population.

    Maybe it’s always been that way.

    oh, and the side notes are about as genuine as glen beck !!! ‘obama supporters are uninformed too, but here’s why that doesn’t matter……..’

  15. @take_dead_aim
    Let’s line up the Obama supporters and the Palin supporters and have a little contest to see who’s dumber in the aggregate, shall we?

    Heck, let’s go best of three.

    I think it’s impossible to both have a minimum funtional level of understanding of US government and support Palin.

    The people who support her are, in the main, just like her: just as vapid, just as dim, just as substanceless; only not as outwardly pretty.

    Since embracing her passionately in their fevered heat to show Old Man McCain as a dynamic new candidate, every conservative who ever thought of him or herself as a thinker has backed slowly away.

    Hell, even Glenn Back is distancing himself these days, and there’s a guy who’s said seven impossibly stupid things before breakfast since the day he was whelped.

  16. i think lining up stupid voters on both sides of the ideological fence in a gameshow like backdrop is an awsome idea.

    SNL would still be funny if they could think of material like that.

    Q: Palin supporter, what is the most important issue for American foreign policy?

    A: Lower taxes !!!

    Q: Obama supporter, how do you think America should prioritize it’s expenditures when it comes time to tackle the national deficit?

    A: Global warming melts ice !!!

  17. Sorry, tda. You don’t get to make up your own answers. Palin supporters as a whole are utterly daft.

    Consider. If the Obama victory shows an America nearly evenly divided between Democratic voters and Republican ones, then Palinistas must be a subset of Republican voters. And look where THAT group has gone.

    So Palinistas have to be dumber than the average Republican–That is, dumber than people who voted for Bush twice! That’s weapons-grade yellowcake stupid, that is.

  18. TDA —I’d like to think there’s somewhat more sophisticated argument at hand rather than simply “Lower Taxes” v. “Global Warming Melts Ice” but sadly that might well be the level of crude discourse we’ve unfortunately arrived at these days.

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