Commentary Attacks Liberals for Attacking Palin’s Wardrobe, Skirts Real Issues
Ruben Navarrette Jr., a columnist and editorial board member for the San Diego Union-Tribune, wrote a commentary this morning for CNN.com. In it he attacks liberals for attacking Joe The Plumber and Sarah Palin, all the while avoiding the real issues of whether Palin is even qualified to be vice president.
What was Joe thinking: that we live in a democracy where everyday Americans who pay the salaries of elected officials can dare question their policies? That just isn’t done.
To prove it, the elites who run the Democratic Party — along with their surrogates in the media and organized labor — went after the plumber.
We now know that Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher owes back taxes, doesn’t have a plumbing license (he told the Associated Press he doesn’t need one because he works for someone else’s company), and may not be registered to vote.
Commenting on a CNN.com story, one condescending reader wrote that Joe the Plumber should pipe down and “get back in my bathroom and unclog the toilet.”
First off, Ruben, don’t be an assclown. The Democrats are supposed to take heat for digging up the fact that Mr. Wurzelbacher is a great example of why our country is in the toilet? It was either show that he is a liar and a criminal (owing back taxes is in fact a crime), or let him speak unopposed even though he has no qualifications whatsoever. Right. And one other thing, Ruby (can I call you Ruby?), you lose all credibility when you start quoting comments on online articles. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel.
McCain oversold it when he said Palin was the most qualified vice presidential candidate in recent history. Better than Dick Cheney? Could she be worse?
Oversold? That’s the understatement of the year. She is not only not the most qualified vice presidential candidate in recent history, she is by a wide margin the least. Dick Cheney, for all his faults (such as looking out for his own interests and continually fucking over the American people), was an extremely qualified candidate. He was the Secretary of Defense during H.W.’s presidency, and was the CEO of Haliburton. A country is nothing but a giant company in a different field, and his resume made him easily qualified for the job. Palin, on the other hand, is a governor. Of a tiny state far removed from the lower 48. She is the lowest common denominator when it comes to politics, and those need to be left behind.
I could go on and on about this article, but I think I’m going to stop. Ruben, Palin, and all the people they represent disgust me. Quit being so goddamn selfish and look out the window; if you don’t think your fellow American needs help, then you need to go to a different country. We don’t want you here.