Even though Sarah Palin still hasn't declared that she's going to enter the 2012 GOP primary race, that didn't stop Sean Hannity from giving her the opportunity to throw a few flames at President Obama when she showed up at the Iowa State Fair this weekend.
Apparently Palin is terribly upset with the level of government spending and our debt like the rest of them in her party and rather than assign blame where it belongs, which is with those Bush tax cuts, Republicans signing off on the Medicare Part D prescription drug giveaway that wasn't paid for, our illegal invasions of a couple of countries that were never a threat to us, and just the horrible state of our economy that is a result of conservative policies over the last thirty or forty years, who did Palin blame for our problems?
You guessed it. Liberals. I hate to break it to you Sarah, but “socialism” and wanting to take care of the least among us is not the problem with what's wrong with our society. A race to the bottom on wages, not doing anything about our horrid trade laws, corporate welfare, and allowing these too big to fail institutions on Wall Street and our banking system to continue without being broken up and regulated properly are our problems.
Just calling government spending and borrowing a problem without looking at just what areas in specific are making things for Americans worse and not better is just repeating nonsensical talking points and something Palin and her ilk are very good at. I hope things are finally getting to a point where there are a good deal of Americans are just tuning this nonsense out if they are even watching this propaganda on Fox to begin with.
I'll just say in my own personal experience and conversations with co-workers on how things are going right now and with what needs to change, no one I've spoken to cares about our debt. What they do care about are fair wages, our trade laws, getting Americans back to work, their kids finding a job, retaining our social safety nets, and the huge inequity between those at the top and those on the lower rung of our economy right now and how you raise those wages.
We may not be able to do much about the Fox-bots who watch this stuff and take it seriously, but I think there is a great deal all of us can do with just talking to our neighbors and our friends and our families with calling these lies out and with having genuine conversations about what is needed to fix our ailing economy.
I wouldn't doubt if it Palin is trying to set herself up as Rick Perry's running mate if he gets the nomination. I think she's too lazy to actually do the hard work it takes to become the nominee herself. God help all of us if that ticket would actually win. It would be George W. Bush on steroids and then we would actually be having a real conversation about the demise of America. That is if our Republican House of Representatives and their allies, the Republican governors across the country don't beat them to it first with destroying what's left of our economy.