Posted by: shannynmoore | September 10, 2009

Mrs. Palin, Quit Makin’ Things Up!

After I read Sarah Palin’s Facebook page response to the President’s speech on health care reform, I had to walk away and count to ten-in Russian.  You may say, why bother?  She’s not relevant.  She’s the pin-up girl for crazies.

Last night, a man with a gun attempted entry into the Capital.  Rep. Joe Wilson yells, “You Lie”, and teabaggers think it’s porn.  The radical right, who celebrate the assassination of Dr. Tiller and protest their children hearing the encouraging words of a black president, LOVE Palin.  She does nothing to denounce their idiocy, she revels in it.  I write about her now because of who she represents — very dangerous people.

Here is her statement with my response.

SP–After all the rhetoric is put aside, one principle ran through President Obama’s speech tonight: that increased government involvement in health care can solve its problems.

SM–Nope, not what he said…so, to borrow a line from one of your fans, “You Lie!” Many suspect you did not write your Facebook response, but for argument’s sake, I will assume you did.

SP–Many Americans fundamentally disagree with this idea. We know from long experience that the creation of a massive new bureaucracy will not provide us with “more stability and security,” but just the opposite. It’s hard to believe the President when he says that this time he and his team of bureaucrats have finally figured out how to do things right if only we’ll take them at their word.

SM–Hmmm, reminds me of Homeland Security and cavity searches to get on a plane. Or illegally wiretapping Americans…or, yellow cake uranium and WMD, or…maybe you’re just projecting.

SP–Our objections to the Democrats’ health care proposals are not mere “bickering” or “games.” They are not an attempt to “score short term political points.” And it’s hard to listen to the President lecture us not to use “scare tactics” when in the next breath he says that “more will die” if his proposals do not pass.

SM–It is a sad fact that 14,000 people lose their health insurance every day in this country.  Less coverage means less treatment means more people die…it’s simple math. In fact, an estimated 18,000 Americans die every year because they are uninsured.  Scare tactics? That’s rich…I am a survivor of the Alaska Pageant circuit and if “scaring the be-Jesus out of old people” were a talent, you would’ve worn the crown.  The President (remember, he won the election) basically called YOU a liar last night.

SP–In his speech the President directly responded to concerns I’ve raised about unelected bureaucrats being given power to make decisions affecting life or death health care matters. He called these concerns “bogus,” “irresponsible,” and “a lie” — so much for civility. After all the name-calling, though, what he did not do is respond to the arguments we’ve made, arguments even some of his own supporters have agreed have merit.

SM–First off, who’s “we”?  Do you have a monkey in your pocket or are you referring to your ghostwriter?  I’m quite sure President Obama didn’t respond simply because of you.  Name calling? Like when you said, Obama was “Pallin’ around with terrorists”?  Or, “he’s not like us”?  You are an irresponsible liar and fear monger-President Obama was right.  If you’re going to take credit for changing the conversation, then own the labels that you so richly deserve.

SP–In fact, after promising to “make sure that no government bureaucrat ….gets between you and the health care you need,” the President repeated his call for an Independent Medicare Advisory Council — an unelected, largely unaccountable group of bureaucrats charged with containing Medicare costs. He did not disavow his own statement that such a group, working outside of “normal political channels,” should guide decisions regarding that “huge driver of cost … the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives….” He did not disavow the statements of his health care advisor, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, and continuing to pay his salary with taxpayer dollars proves a commitment to his beliefs. The President can keep making unsupported assertions, but until he directly responds to the arguments I’ve made, I’m going to call him out too.

SM–“Unelected, largely unaccountable group of bureaucrats” – like your ethics board? You, Madam, came between adequate care to Alaskans and their doctors with your negligence to those citizens who needed medical care.  On your watch, ALASKANS DIED.  If you want to call the President out on his policies, expect you will be called out as well.  Why the hell should he “respond to the arguments” you’ve made? You’ve become a simple shill for the wealth-care industry.

SP–It was heartening to hear the President finally recognize that tort reform is an important part of any solution. But this concession shouldn’t lead us to take our eye off the ball: the Democrats’ proposals will not reduce costs, and they will not deliver better health care. It’s this kind of “healthy skepticism of government” that truly reflects a “concern and regard for the plight of others.” We can’t wait to hear the details on that; we look forward to working with you on tort reform.

SM–You haven’t come up with one idea on how to help people.  As governor, you signed a bill that allowed the state to monitor and record every pharmaceutical taken by Alaskans.   You, Madam, grew BIG GOVERNMENT and invaded the public’s privacy.   On my radio show, I begged you to veto that bill.  Your party is paid well to grease the wheels for industry…there’s a word for that-the merging of government and corporate interests…it’s called fascism.  I know your supporters won’t understand the word, hell, at least one of them misspelled it on a t-shirt.  Google it.

SP–Finally, President Obama delivered an offhand applause line tonight about the cost of the War on Terror. As we approach the anniversary of the September 11th attacks and honor those who died that day and those who have died since in the War on Terror, in order to secure our freedoms, we need to remember their sacrifices and not demonize them as having had too high a price tag.

SM–You have embarrassed Alaskans long enough.  Stop it.  My pop was moose hunting on 9/11.  He didn’t even know it had happened for several weeks – but he knows Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Even G.W. Bush admitted as much.  Where were all the teabaggers on the Iraq War? Shame on you.  How dare you.  I don’t know what the daily worry of another terrorist attack is for Americans, but there is another terror that keeps at least 40 million minds busy.  The terror that they, or one of their loved ones will become sick and they won’t have the money or insurance to have adequate treatment.  You, Madam, don’t live in this state of fear, but it is real.  Healthcare Reform is another war; a war against the corporations who make a profit from denying services.

SP–Remember, Mr. President, elected officials work for the people. Forcing a conclusion in order to claim a “victory” is not healthy for our country. We hear you say government isn’t always the answer; now hear us — that’s what we’ve been saying all along.

SM–Remember, MRS. Palin, you WERE an elected official.  YOU QUIT!  You’ve been saying the government isn’t always the answer…well, you certainly weren’t the answer.  You proved that the wrong person at the helm is dangerous for the American people as well as the planet.  “Forcing a conclusion in order to claim a “victory” is not healthy for our country.”  NO KIDDING – does the banner “mission accomplished” ring any bells?

SP– Sarah Palin

SM–Thank you for not signing Governor…really, I mean it, thanks.


Responses

  1. Where is Palin these days? Is it true that she’s out of the state working on her ‘memoirs’? If that’s the case, my big question is where are her children? Are they still in Alaska, attending school and going about their daily lives without their mom anywhere to be found? Nice family values.

    • According to word “on the street”, meaning kids, Willow is enrolled in Colony High School for one semester and is then moving to New York.

  2. What palin & others refer to as “death panels”, I call “managed care”. Thousands of Americans with insurrance are denied medical treatment every day because a board of managed care medical reviewers have been given the power to say “no”. many of these people(including children) ‘fail to thrive’ and die as the result. Why isn’t any one calling managed care “death panels”? Palin doesn’t mind government intervention when she wants the government to interfere with my ‘right to choose’ or invade a country we don’t like or take my constitutionally guarranteed privacy away. She is an incredable hypocrite & a coward hiding behind facebook where no one can publicly confront her delusions & lies.

  3. Without in-person speaking appearances, the facebook persona of Palin is ludicrous. No reasonable person could think she is writing the stuff.

    Shannyn’s dissection of the supposed Palin prose is admirable. There’s probably a phalanx of ghost writers all squirming as their logic and facts get hit with hard reality. Thanks, Shannyn.

    The Joe Wilson performance was DELIBERATE. The guy felt safe enough to pull his stunt in the House of Representatives and thought he’d go for hero status. The main stream media is giving him a free pass. Not one question like, “What should happen to a Rep. that interrupted, say, President Ford?” or “How do you intend to control yourself in future presidential addresses to congress?”. It’s my hope that Rep. Wilson finds the glare of public interest in every detail of his political career to be unpleasant and financially troubling.

    • from a commenter on mudflats:
      Joe Wilson is a Col. in the Army Reserve. He deserves a court-martial under current US Military Code.

      http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/10/usc_sec_10_00000888—-000-.html

      snip

      TITLE 10 > Subtitle A > PART II > CHAPTER 47 > SUBCHAPTER X > § 888
      Prev | Next
      § 888. Art. 88. Contempt toward officials

      Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

      snip

      Please contact the highest-ranking US Military Reservists in your respective States and remind them of their obligation to see that the code cited above is followed to the letter. This kind of disrespect of the President during formal governmental proceedings cannot be tolerated.

  4. It does not take forensic science to know this ain’t Mrs. Palin, queen of word salad but that ghost does go on and on. Anyone else would be embarrassed to show their face in public after behaving as she did in the past year. Oh, wait, she hasn’t has she?

    Thanks, Shannyn, for monitoring dangerous fool.

  5. Thank you for that Shannyn.

    I know you can’t see it, but I am standing up shouting “BRAVO” to you!

  6. Shannyn, that was the best homebrew interview I’ve ever read! When I read her facebook reply the first time, I too found myself arguing at the computer screen.

    Excellent breakdown of Palin’s comedic role in politics.

  7. I sent Joe Wilson and email and told him exactly how I felt about his heckling.

    I wish I could send an email to $P and tell her to shut up already. I’d like to vomit on her.

  8. Doesn’t her family make use of their generous government paid health care due to their native alaskan heritage?

    • I sincerely doubt Palin’s family has ever set foot in ANMC. I just felt that I needed to point out that the native hospital isn’t “generous gov’t health care” it is part of a settlement agreement made long ago- they aren’t providing health care to AK Natives out of the kindness of their heart and a majority of us chopse to go there and use our private insurance

  9. Thank you, Shannyn, Thank you!
    Keep going, Woman, we need your clear eyed assessment!

  10. Lonnie, I did the same last night.
    Shannyn, Keep on keeping the pressure on Palin. You’re doing a great job setting the record straight.
    I just wish people wouldn’t give her postings on Facebook any validity. If she has something to say, she should do it in person. Hmmm, maybe her cosmetic surgery didn’t go so well.

  11. Thanks Shannyn from the state of Kansas. I was so angry when I read that ridiculous rant of hers, that I said some words I can’t repeat. She and Joe Wilson are cut from the same cloth. You said exactly what I was thinking except you used nicer language.

  12. In actuality it’s the unelected bureaucrats from the insurance companies who are making decisions affecting life or death on health care matters, by rejecting claims for needed health care, and medications, or terminating your insurance because you are ill.

  13. Shannyn,

    And its a home-run into the left field bleachers!

  14. Thank you so much Shannyn. and Husky82: that is part of the hypocrisy:leave my Medicare alone, but don’t give anyone else government sponsored insurance, etc. or my TriCare, or my BC/BS Federal Plan. I have (had – I have pulled away some from them) friends who vote Republican – they vote based on the right to life issue; and they think the Republican Party is more “patriotic” apparently – go figure, anyway, when their son became a drug addict to the point he almost killed himself, what did they do? They somehow worked the system to get a nursing facility in Tennessee to take him & paid for by TennCare (Tennessee sponsored portion of Medicare started by a Democratic governor of Tennessee). They don’t live in Tennessee! Hypocrisy! I hate it. Now they are working to get him on disability, and he has hardly had a job ever since high school, so I know he has not paid in Social Security taxes much if at all.

  15. I posted my whole Shelob’s lair earlier- but that is what she is- a predatory spider-

  16. You’ve saved me the time from doing the exact same type of breakdown of her latest delusional facebook “press release” in my blog. And you nailed it, much more eloquently than I would have.

  17. The site needs some updating, put it’s still a great read about the beauty pagent loser. http://www.dickipedia.org/dick.php?title=Sarah_Palin

  18. If she ever comes out from curling up with her security blanket from her safe place at Facebook, people are going to expect her to now sound well-versed and that is never going to happen.

  19. Bravo Shannyn! You nailed it – AGAIN!

  20. Shannyn…good piece and thanks for speaking in Russian…According to Sarah, you may need it soon since I’m sure she sees plenty coming from her porch…

    Do Sarah’s ghost writers (Meg Staple-my-mouth-open and friends) stay up nights just making this stuff up?? Do they do opposition research into themselves for their verbiage?? I am continually amazed how stupid these people are..GOTTA be something in that Wasilla toxic water supply..

  21. Excellent, excellent Shannyn, Keith and Rachel hitting back hard now. Invoking 9-11 in the speech? Never happened! Next up, Beck ‘a la 9-12’. Lookout!

  22. I can’t even believe how much I hate her. I’m so happy we have Shannyn!

  23. SINCE anniebgood’s comment at IM says what i’ve been wanting to say about this, i will share it with you:

    “… the whole ghost-writing thing is making me want to vomit.

    “Someone needs to challenge the newly brilliant ‘Governor’ to do an on-camera interview and share her extensive knowledge of health care policy. Otherwise, she should shut up.”

    SO TRUE: no one should give her a platform UNTIL she shows up and personally articulates her positions. this VENTRILOQUIST trick MUST stop!

  24. The bad kind of teabaggers, not the good kind!

  25. Thank you Shannon. I did not, nor ever want to, read $p’s facebook. But you did, and I trust, a great job. as i watch all that is said of O’s speach. trying to keep my eye on the ball is hard when i have to work so much. The root cause of the illness is what i watch. $P is just the symptom.

    SOS worked-just. the timing was truely god. nice to have met you.

  26. Ok, now your talking with some fire. Good.
    I copy and paste from all over. I then drop it off at Sarahs Face. Just getting to be an old left wing Troll.

  27. It is time to demand sarah do an interview.
    Lets ‘hear’ her miraculous conversion to normal.

    It would be very interesting to hear what kind of insurance the palin family has.
    Bristol may be covered under her parent’s insurance but what about the baby?

    She is a fraud and a liar.

  28. Issuing statements via Facebook is appropriate for a high school girl running for class president. Sarah Palin continues to embarrass Alaska: we actually elected this whackjob???

    Just STFU and go away already.

  29. It is so unbelievable how her flock blindly listen to her. They are desperate for a leader and sadly they can’t see the truth. What a joke that she hides behind FB, too scared to do an interview and speak intelligently and coherently of these critical issues. Such a coward to post these rants, that are obviously written for her, and stir up hate and anger. She has not come up with any solution and is only a master at manipulation. I have zero respect for this woman who loves the spotlight and has done nothing to deserve those who follow her. I laugh when I see them claim that those of us who oppose her views are frightened of her. What is truly frightening is how she even made it this far, which I am guessing is luck, over ambition and stepping on people along the way.

  30. Thank You Shannyn, I wish everyone could read this post. She is an embarrassment to the USA!

  31. On the subject of health care: I just read an excellent opinion piece on Huffpo:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/evan-handler/have-you-no-decency-sir-a_b_282395.html

  32. I’m interested in what people think…will SP ever show up to do an interview? How long can she keep up the FB without speaking publicly? Is there a plan here or is she making it up as she goes along? It’s just so strange, I can’t recall anyone acting this way, hiding behind internet postings seemingly too afraid to speak.

  33. No way she wrote this. It was a collaborative effort. Her input was probably to wink at the ghost and ask what a word here-and-there means.

  34. Shannyn,
    You Rock !!! Excellent piece PLEASE get it on the Huff.

  35. Katie in Wasilla – It is on Huffington Post now. Lots of great comments including several who want Shannyn to run for Gov. If I lived in Alaska, I’d vote for that! 🙂

  36. Backwards, how come, the page?

    It should break hearts to see an American yelling at American on national teevee! A guy who was taught military discipline training yelling like a nasty bully. President Obama’s grandfather fought at Normandy.

    I read somewhere that it will take the Obama Administration over two years to remove those in the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, who were not following the law, or something like that. I cried when I read it. I would have to dig to document whether or not I faxed the DOJ back then, I am almost certain I did. Doesn’t matter now, too late now, not worth the look now. I know I contacted the EEOC several times.

    I tried to work, but after three years with a multi-corporation, I asked for assistance, for an ergonomics evaluation at my workstation; because of some re-occurring symptoms I began experiencing while at the workstation. I showed my letter from the SSA determination letter dated 13 years prior, I don’t remember the time exact now, which well documented that I was a disabled individual, a history of a person with a disability. Which supported my claim of having a degenerating disease and re-occurring symptoms began after my duties were changed. Could they help me? The areas of weakness in my spine would relate to the ergonomics of a workstation. How many times do you have to ask? I was told in a company email that I was making a mountain out of a molehill. I learned the corporation was shipping jobs overseas anyway, only a matter of time, it was months, I was afraid to rock the boat. To stay in the workforce, I had surgery but ended up leaving the workforce. And no recourse, I didn’t know about some 300-day rule. Too bad, so sad. Tough, out of luck. No pain medication has helped me for more than two weeks at a time, without increasing, unless it knocks me out. After two weeks, no more than a placebo effect, except for that methadone that made my heart flutter after increasing a dose. Spinal blocks, nothing. Same back then as now, placebo effect. Inflammation medication seems to take the edge off. But the level of pain now is many times greater than before. Again, the level of comprehension and concentration was affected severely, I don’t know if a result of pain medicine or simple brain defense.

    I paid long term disability premiums twice in my life, I was denied my benefits twice. First time, a blood test said, last time a doctor said. But last time, I had a government paid specialist saying opposite. It didn’t matter what evidence I had because the panel of judges by law could only look at the file the insurance company used to make their decision. The person performing the independent evaluation for the insurance company never spoke with me. I could add not one piece of evidence before that panel, the corporation could prove a good faith effort. That’s all it took. Tough luck, huh? Who would have thought? I tried to get help. The only help I got was in applying for my disability insurance benefits twice from the Social Security Administration. No problem finding attorneys to help me there as fees are directly paid by the SSA.

    Some folks resent the hell out of people like me. Hitler did. Twice I became unable to work, twice I was kicked to the curb, what should I have expected? The corporations were no longer using my skills to obtain their profit; why should they owe me anything? Good point, I just wished they would have helped in with an ergonomics evaluation at my workstation, and just maybe I didn’t have to go through surgery, not at that particular time. But, too late, doesn’t matter. Luckily, my government offered me a federal group insurance policy which ended up being my umbrella. I’d say, God was looking out for me when those men sat down and worked out the plans. Yeah, I paid Cobra; I never worked long enough to have any savings; went months without income and medical coverage while dealing with a degenerated disease, so monies depleted. Yes, I have been denied medical services. It has even slivered into Medicare. And there are folks who would like to take away my benefits because they don’t want one penny of their taxes to pay to help someone like me, irregardless of those group insurance plans. I have seen them, where I least expected, too. Need to sweep out, protect each individual against any person or group who wishes harm. Time to roll up the sleeves. This is a liberal government, a constitutional government, governed by laws, not men.

    Thank you for letting me ramble. I have to stop, I can’t see my errors, hope there aren’t many.

  37. The RepoTaliban have chosen to keep Sarah the Salad Tosser as one of their many low IQ spokes persons.

    As such what she says, now more than ever, represent the thinking an planning of the Repo Party. She and Bachmann et all portent what the RepoTaliban are in the planning stages of doing.

    They have to be followed and made to be answerable.

    Of course Sarah is a coward, along with her other many talants, she speaks but won’t face the questions that would make her answerable.

  38. You know listening to the debates. The reps are
    running the same old tired aregument “LESS GOVERNMENT” among other things.

    You have to wonder why these elected people
    are in government. One would think this would go against their core values. No ?

    Perhaps their IDEA is to dismantle the United States and re-make it in their eyes. These reps
    and right wing factions are a serious danger to this great country. They represent a “Hatered”
    of US Society.

    I think the time has come to no longer play into their hand and no longer engage them in any shape or form.

    “VOTE THE BUMS OUT” and keep voting the bums out at all costs

    JC

  39. I have been wondering myself, where these loud screeching voices have been all these years? We have been giving away free medical care, free education to illegals for years. Where were these fiscal concerns about government spending for the past eight years? The hypocrisy is so transparent. When they were criticizing Michelle Obama for her statement about being proud to be American for the first time in years, I knew exactly what she meant. There isn’t much to be proud of, and there never will be unless we turn this bus around. We are well on our way to becoming a third world nation.

  40. Shannyn you are amazing! Thank you soooo much for writing this article! I couldn’t agree with you more.


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