Sunday, October 12, 2008

Miserable lying douchebag

Satisfied for the moment with the level of spittle-flecked, foaming-at-the-mouth hatred she's whipped up in the GOP's racist base, Sarah Palin turns her attention to the anti-abortion lunatics, who as we all know have absolutely no history of spinning out and spiraling into violence. Working the stage and her rabid audience with yet another hysterical anti-Obama tirade yesterday in Pennsylvania, Palin conjured up visions of babies left to die on hospital floors by the order of the Bad Black Man:

"The GOP Vice-Presidential nominee saved her most scathing assault when talking about the Born Alive Protection Act, “Most troubling though, most troubling even, is that as a State Senator, Barack Obama wouldn’t even stand up for the rights of infants born alive during an abortion. These infants, often babies with special needs, they’re simply left to die. And in 2002, Congress unanimously passed a federal law to require medical care,” Palin said. “They are living breathing babies. But Sen. Obama describes them as pre-viable.”

Palin added, “Sen. Obama is a politician who has long since left behind even the middle ground on the issue of life.”"

And Sarah Palin is a politician who has long since left behind even the middle ground on the issue of Truth.

As ridiculous as it is, the terrible, pearl-clutching tale of how Obama opposed the "Born Alive" bill because he "favours infanticide" (of course!) has been flogged relentlessly by anti-choice organizations like National Right to Lie Life, who even made TV commercials about it. Launch the swiftboats! Just one little problem: the story is thoroughly debunked bullshit.

Obama voted against the "Born Alive" bill because it was so poorly-crafted. He's on record as stating that he'd support a similar bill as long as it was worded in such a way that it didn't endanger abortion rights. But of course that's what pisses them off, those who disseminate these odious lies, isn't it?

So Palin lied -- again -- for the sole purpose of ratcheting up the hate. Again. If Senator McCain is sincere about wanting to dial down the vitriol, he needs to let the rest of his campaign in on it. And if he really wants to do the right thing, unceremoniously dumping Palin from the ticket and kicking her lying douchebag ass back to Alaska to answer for her dishonesty up there would be a good start.