So this is the woman who wants to be president. Instead of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, that over-produced ridiculous exposure of how little the Palins know about their own state (yeah I watched it), why don’t we have a show called Sarah Palin’s America in which she demonstrates to us how America has always been 100% fair and equal to all citizens despite including a specific reference in the Constitution that counts non-whites explicitly at 3/5ths of a person. It’s in in Article 1, Section 2, you ignorant not-knowin’ the Constitution bigoted bizzatch. Oh and the Constitution also excluded most Native Americans counting as people to be represented in the new Congress, too.
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.
Here’s what Sarah thinks right at the beginning of her new book America By Heart:
Ooo she just couldn’t wait to call the Obamas un-American whitey-haters, could she? Never mind that Barack Obama was raised by white people and that his extended family personifies multi-racial tolerance. No that’s an inconvenient truth apparently. Michelle Obama’s word choice may have been off, but thinking people get what she was trying to say. Furthermore, the remark is regularly taken out of context in order to persuade mouth-breathing bigots that Michelle is a card-carrying Black Panther. From HuffPo:
In fact, Michelle Obama’s remarks were made (in Madison, Wisconsin, during the 2008 campaign) in a context of Americans being “unified around some basic common issues”:
What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback. And let me tell you something–for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction, and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment. I’ve seen people who are hungry to be unified around some basic common issues, and it’s made me proud.
Afterwards, the First Lady further clarified her remarks by noting that she was referencing the “record number” of young voters participating in the political process in the 2008 campaign:
For the first time in my lifetime, I am seeing people rolling up their sleeves in way that I haven’t seen and really trying to figure this out, and that’s the source of pride I was talking about.
And who’s un-American, exactly? From Palingates:
Sarah Palin, let’s talk for a moment about your YOUR associations. You attended the annual convention of the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party (AIP) in 1994, after this party was promised sponsorship from the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1993 for a speech at the United Nations (which didn’t happen because party leader Joe Vogler was murdered before he could give the speech). See the important report in Salon by Max Blumenthal and David Neiwert from October 2008 with many more details.
Your husband Todd registered as a member of the Alaskan Independence Party in 1995 and remained a member until 2002. Sarah, do you remember how you tried to cover up this fact during the presidential campaign in 2008 and asked McCain’s campaign workers to lie for you?
In Sarah Palin’s America, we’d all be shown how fair and equal women not being able to vote or own property was in America and how Jim Crow worked just fine if the niggras hadn’t been in such a hurry for “change”. Here’s how fair and equal the principles of our nation were founded upon:
Slavery is seen in the Constitution in a few key places. The first is in the Enumeration Clause, where representatives are apportioned. Each state is given a number of representatives based on its population – in that population, slaves, called “other persons,” are counted as three-fifths of a whole person. This compromise was hard-fought, with Northerners wishing that slaves, legally property, be uncounted, much as mules and horses are uncounted. Southerners, however, well aware of the high proportion of slaves to the total population in their states, wanted them counted as whole persons despite their legal status. The three-fifths number was a ratio used by the Congress in contemporary legislation and was agreed upon with little debate.
OK, so that’s just some of the context with which African-Americans enter the whole “America is #1 and has always been perfect” discussion. The Founding Fathers were far from perfect people. Lots of them owned slaves though many of those same slave owners had mixed feelings about it. Except when it came to setting them free of course. The fetishization of the Founders is unseemly and opens the door to some serious discussion about some of these guys’ actual life choices and constant compromises when launching the United States. The fetishization of someone with legitimate fears of being called a racist due to the regular racist remarks and history re-writing in which she indulges opens the door to inappropriate socio-political influence. Sarah Palin is clownin’ — and every word she says should be treated that way.
Those of us who really care about this nation are not eager to squabble over neither AIP nor Jeremiah Wright but want to come together to find ways to get America back on track. Sarah Palin — when you want to drop the bigoted banter and have real conversations based in practical solutions — let’s talk. Until then, consider the racist label firmly attached to your forehead and everything you say is tainted, then discredited as a result.
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