Most things are in spite of what progressives say....**** many of them claim to be independent but can't list three mistakes they think Obama has made nor one good thing Bush did.
The pathos is in the depth and vehemence of the obsession. Never have I seen such hate aimed at an individual who never had a direct impact on any of them. "Slut", "Whore", and the C word have been used often, when a mention of Michelle's gangly figure and careless choice of wardrobe and there is a storm of porotest, usually using the word "racist"
It is rabid.
And because of that frightening. I have been a reporter and seen mobs form and become riots, and the hate exhibited toward her is the exact same I have seen there...a completely irrational, reptilian, 'food = eat. not food = kill response to the fact her kids showed up at a party.
That kind of fear is in itself firghtening
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
Do you have something more recent than this?
Every politician has their share of haters, it's the degree of hate that is unusual in the case of Palin and Obama, but I also see some of the same directed towards Hillary, with many people saying that they find her "disgusting" (in every way, politically and physically).
I'm not seeing that level of hate directed towards ANY white male politician, so I can only assume that it's some latent or outright racism and sexism.
Those on the right keep shouting that Obama has divided the country more than it's ever been divided, but I can't help to wonder if it's not racism which has caused this, much more than any of the Obama policies.
1. She is against the leftist agenda.
2. She speaks plainly and honestly...something that few politicians do and something that no leftists politicians do. People know that Palin won't Gruber them.
3. Leftists have used this ridicule/smear/lie tactic on others they fear...Bush and McCain come to mind, though there are many others. It's really gotten to the point that leftists are unable to bring compelling, rational arguments to support their views.
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Well to be fair, she might not have peddled a lot of those lies intentionally- she does genuinely seem stupid enough to have been fed info and actually believed it to be true.
btw, by your logic, Obama is too stupid for the job, as well...except that we know Obama intentionally lied, thanks to Gruber spilling the beans. Tell me...do you think there is ANYONE who actually believes that Obama ever speaks plainly and honestly? Understand, I'm not asking about those who think his murkiness and dishonesty is a good thing. Does anyone actually BELIEVE he is open and honest?