Monday, January 03, 2011

President Palin? Don't Scoff -- It's Possible

As much fun as it is to contemplate the political curb-stomping that Barack Obama would likely administer to Half-Governor Sarah Palin if she became the Rethug nominee, it could turn out to be one of those "be careful what you ask for because you just might get it" things.

I'm as eager as anyone else with half a brain to see Palin get her ass kicked in a general election, but we anticipate that particular matchup at our peril.

If she actually managed to claw and snarl and lie her way to the top of the heap to become Obama's opponent in the 2012 general election, she just might pull it off and take all the marbles.

Anything can happen: All it would take would be another Iranian-hostage-type situation like the one that destroyed Jimmy Carter's presidency and ushered Saint Ronald into the Offal Office. Or the Rethugs, with the enabling tactics of their sycophantic lackeys and servile toadies in the CPM/SCLM*, could manufacture out of whole cloth some "scandal" -- Obama is a child molester, Obama is a rapist, Obama is a ________ (fill in the blank with your own heinous crime) -- that would sway enough of the Moron-American voting bloc to vote against Obama and for her.

Keep in mind that a December poll pitting her against Obama was, in the grand scheme of things, pretty shocking: A full 40% supported her, vs. only 48% for Obama. That seems like a landslide, but if I have my math right, a shift of only 5% from Obama to Palin would hand her the presidency on a meat platter.

And if that happens, I really do have to get out. I'm way too visible on the left side of the spectrum, what with my membership on the National Advisory Council of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, my long-time membership in the ACLU and my left-wing political and anti-war activism. And of course, this blog.

If I am not already on a new Rethug "enemies list", it's not for lack of trying.

[* CPM/SCLM = Capitalist Pig Media/So Called Liberal Media]


JustJoeP said...

I Do Hope Palin runs in 2012. A SOLID 50% of the electorate HATES her, and is violently polarized against the professional victim / dimwit / know-nothing / ex-mayor-of-a-town-with-no-services / part term abdicated governor. Had McShame picked someone less polarizing, we might already be at war with Iran with McShame a Commander in Chief.

it IS true that some polls have 40% in favor of Palin as a potential candidate, but the majority of the electorate is smarter (not much, but a lil) than that.

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, JJP.
Good points. But I still recall the 1972 election, when so many people professed to hate Nixon yet he still swept the election by an extremely lopsided majority landslide...
It's a scary proposition.
--The F Man

Anonymous said...

If that no-nothing Rethug parrot tw@t wins, I'm moving to Canada illegally in 2012. I'm actually hoping the Mormon muppet wins, because he at least got semi-universal healthcare rolling in Taxachussets.


Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, WS. I wonder what it will be like to be an "illegal alien" in Canada?
-- The F Man