Monday, 1 September 2008

Palin's a paleo-con backed by Tories in Britain: she believes in rapists' rights and doesn't believe in manmade climate change

So, John McCain has announced his choice for V-P running mate: Sarah Palin. And, around the blogosphere and beyond, a number of British right-wing commentators (notably Peter Hitchens and Iain Dale) are already coming out in support of her.
It is good to see these Tories lining up in support of Palin. It makes pretty clear just how skin-deep the Cameron 'revolution' has been.
Let's remind ourselves on some of what Palin stands for:
* Palin opposes abortion even in the case of rape or incest. She believes, that is to say, in (for example) the right of a father who rapes his under-age daughter to ensure that his daughter bears his grandchild. Yes: Palin believes that rapists and incestuous predators have the right to see their babies sired, as long as they succeed in forcing conception.
* Palin doesn't believe in evolution, and thinks creationism should be taught in state schools.
* She's doesn't think humans are the cause of the climate chaos that is currently melting the Arctic and training another hurricane on New Orleans (such that the Republicans are having to delay the start of their Convention!).
* She's solidly in line with John McCain's "Big Oil first" energy policy: She's pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables won't be ready for years. ...She also sued the Bush administration for listing polar bears as an endangered species—she was worried it would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska.
  It's good to know that many of Britain's Tories are happy signing up to support such a person: it's good to know where they stand.
 
p.s. It is extraordinary to see the depths to which McCain has gone in his personal sell-out to buy the active support of the 'conservative' movement in the United States. The septuagenarian has placed a heartbeat away from his potential Presidency a paleo-con who disagrees with him on fundamentals (McCain himself has no sympathy with any of the first three of the four points asterisked above; for instance, he claims to be absolutely serious about stopping global over-heat -- and yet he is willing to put a climate-denier in the White House!).
...This is how Obama can win: if he stops selling out, and is truer for the remainder of the campaign to his progressive instincts, then he will be believed and trusted, while McCain will come over as the desperately-opportunistic phony that the Palin choice once again proves that he really is.
 
 

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

1. 2. 3. Rupert's Read: Palin's a paleo-con backed by Tories in Britain: she believes in rapists' rights and doesn't believe in manmade climate change 4. 12. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 23. 24.

25. 26. Palin's a paleo-con backed by Tories in Britain: she believes in rapists' rights and doesn't believe in manmade climate change 27. 28.

29.
So, John McCain has announced his choice for V-P running mate: Sarah Palin. And, around the blogosphere and beyond, a number of British right-wing commentators (notably Peter Hitchens and Iain Dale) are already coming out in support of her.
It is good to see these Tories lining up in support of Palin. It makes pretty clear just how skin-deep the Cameron 'revolution' has been.
Let's remind ourselves on some of what Palin stands for:
* Palin opposes abortion even in the case of rape or incest. She believes, that is to say, in (for example) the right of a father who rapes his under-age daughter to ensure that his daughter bears his grandchild. Yes: Palin believes that rapists and incestuous predators have the right to see their babies sired, as long as they succeed in forcing conception.
* Palin doesn't believe in evolution, and thinks creationism should be taught in state schools.
* She's doesn't think humans are the cause of the climate chaos that is currently melting the Arctic and training another hurricane on New Orleans (such that the Republicans are having to delay the start of their Convention!).
* She's solidly in line with John McCain's "Big Oil first" energy policy: She's pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables won't be ready for years. ...She also sued the Bush administration for listing polar bears as an endangered species—she was worried it would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska.
  It's good to know that many of Britain's Tories are happy signing up to support such a person: it's good to know where they stand.
 
p.s. It is extraordinary to see the depths to which McCain has gone in his personal sell-out to buy the active support of the 'conservative' movement in the United States. The septuagenarian has placed a heartbeat away from his potential Presidency a paleo-con who disagrees with him on fundamentals (McCain himself has no sympathy with any of the first three of the four points asterisked above; for instance, he claims to be absolutely serious about stopping global over-heat -- and yet he is willing to put a climate-denier in the White House!).
...This is how Obama can win: if he stops selling out, and is truer for the remainder of the campaign to his progressive instincts, then he will be believed and trusted, while McCain will come over as the desperately-opportunistic phony that the Palin choice once again proves that he really is.
 
 
30. 31. 32.