Bob Cesca is watching Sarah Palin TV so you and I don’t have to and what he’s finding is completely predictable: Junior high school-level attempts to be funny, lies and falsehoods, rank ignorance. In other words, she knows exactly what her target audience wants. This is from a response video she did to a talk given by Elizabeth Warren.
1) Words are tough. Before her responses even began, Palin referred to Warren’s “tenets” as Warren’s “tenants.” I’m not sure if Warren owns rental properties, but her list had nothing to do with any would-be “tenants.”
That’s because she’s a Jane six-pack, a woman of the people, and she has no need for the lamestream media and Hollywood liberals and their elitist English language.
2) Tyrants on the internets. In response to Warren’s position in support of net neutrality, Palin said she doesn’t want the internet to be censored by “the world’s tyrants.” Then she blamed President Obama for handing over domain names to “authoritarian regimes like Russia and China.” This is a lie. Obama did no such thing. When the Internet Corporate for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was subcontracted to handle IP addresses in 1998, the intention was to eventually relinquish that function to the international community, and ICANN’s contract is due to expire in 2015. Furthermore, the U.S. has never unilaterally “controlled” the internet in the first place. Oh, almost forgot. In an earlier item in the video, Palin criticized government bureaucracy, but she clearly supports the bureaucratic management of domain names. Which is it?
5) Palin Doesn’t Understand the First Amendment. Again. In a section about tolerance, Palin continued by chastising the left for trying to silence and intimidate people like her, citing “free speech” as a bulwark against it. Palin is too ignorant to understand this, but the Constitution doesn’t prohibit citizens from protesting offensive or racist speech. It only forbids the government from doing so. Palin said, “We believe the answer to free speech that you find offensive… is more free speech!” But doesn’t that include the freedom to speak out against racist crackpots like Ted Nugent? She’s been flummoxed by this one for years now.
There’s a shock. And then there’s this video clip where she tries to be funny. Warning: It’s painful.