The reason why brainless, giggly, ignorant people like Sarah Palin are so dangerous is that their total lack of intelligence prevents them from upholding any moral norms whatsoever. As political opponents such people are truly lethal. Their one-track minds allow them to say or do anything because the ends for them always justify the means. Since this clown came out with her lies about President Obama's healthcare plan, many people have been gullible enough to believe her disgusting prevarication. Normal, kind and compassionate people who believed Palin are simply not cynical enough to even imagine that everything she says about the plan (and anything else, for that matter) is a baseless invention of her sorry excuse for a brain.
President Obama has now been forced to explain his healthcare reform plans on the pages of the New York Times. A huge part of his op-ed piece is dedicated to dispelling the idiotic myths that disgusting losers of Palin's ilk have been spreading around in order to scare people: "This is what reform is about. If you don’t have health insurance, you will finally have quality, affordable options once we pass reform. If you have health insurance, we will make sure that no insurance company or government bureaucrat gets between you and the care you need. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. You will not be waiting in any lines. This is not about putting the government in charge of your health insurance. I don’t believe anyone should be in charge of your health care decisions but you and your doctor — not government bureaucrats, not insurance companies." Isn't it sad that Palin, who has been inept both as a Vice-Presidential candidate and a Governor, should have this much power to make people scared and the President nearly apologetic just by spewing forth some insane stupidity?
Obama tries very hard to bring the scared victims of Palin's cynicism back to seeing reason: "In the coming weeks, the cynics and the naysayers will continue to exploit fear and concerns for political gain. But for all the scare tactics out there, what’s truly scary — truly risky — is the prospect of doing nothing. If we maintain the status quo, we will continue to see 14,000 Americans lose their health insurance every day. Premiums will continue to skyrocket. Our deficit will continue to grow. And insurance companies will continue to profit by discriminating against sick people. That is not a future I want for my children, or for yours. And that is not a future I want for the United States of America. In the end, this isn’t about politics. This is about people’s lives and livelihoods."
The sad reality, however, is that for immoral cynics like Palin it 's about politics. She wants power, she wants to be important, she wants to think that politically she hasn't been a total flop. So she will continue lying, prevaricating, cheating, faking, etc. This empty shell of a human being has nothing but her greed and resentment to guide her. Just as we finally got rid of George W., we have to be saddled with a female version of his cynical, immoral, greedy stupidity.
I'm sure that many of my readers will remark that this is a very angry post. I am angry, people. I've been trying for a while to figure out what Obama's helathcare plan is about, what's good about it and what's bad. But Palin and her radio talk-show clowns have hijacked the discussion. All we can hear now are some ridiculous accusations on one side and some feeble attempts to fend them off on the other side. There is screaming and howling, which have left no space for a reasonable, well-informed discussion. This, of course, was Palin's goal from the start. She and her friends feel uncomfortable in discussions where people use three-syllable words and construct sentences complete with the subject, the verb and the object.
The question remains: will the cult of ignorance that culminated with Bush's election and Palin's nomination now rob us of a chance to have the healthcare reform we so deperately need?