Sarah Palin, Regular American

July 6, 2009

Belledame has a great post up analyzing Sarah Palin’s supposed appeal as a “regular American”, and the current political fetishization of regularness. She just takes the ball right the fuck up the court, awesome point guard that Belledame is, and wins it for the team with stuff like this:

Seriously, I doubt we’ve ever seen so many “regular folk” get their time in the media spotlight as now. It doesn’t mean jack except that we’re a bunch of exhibitionists and voyeurs. And that we have a -lot- to work out, collectively, about what exactly this whole notion of “all created equal, life, liberty, happiness, yadda” actually -means- for us. Because, what with the apparently intractable ginormous wealth gap, somehow? Whatever else? Ego-salving and nicely distracting though it may be in the short run, I don’t think living vicariously through “Political D-Listed” is gonna fix the problem.

Go read the whole fucking thing.

In my opinion, it’s got nothing to do with her “regularness” that deranged far-right-wing sick-fuck scumbags think she’s just peachy. The reason they love her is that she affirms and validates their most depraved racist, misogynist, theocratic impulses. It’s not that she’s regular; it’s that she makes them feel regular, and not like the moral degenerates they actually are.

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7 Responses to “Sarah Palin, Regular American”

  1. AKBarbie Says:

    Now tell us what you REALLY think! The idea that she serves to make them seem “regular” is truly a breakthrough. Had not even thought of it till I read your post. thanks

  2. eumenidis Says:

    Exactly.

  3. scribbler50 Says:

    Dead on, CPP.
    And let’s not forget, as the coverage in the future will undoubtedly lean toward “the cruel, elite media attacked this woman and drove her out of the spotlight”, that this is the same woman who purposely and relentlessly inflamed mobs of “regular Americans” with talk of Obama Palling around with terrorists causing several of those “Regular Americans” to shout, “Kill him!!!”

    Good riddance to this side show, now she’s free to shoot all the wolves she wants.

  4. bikelib Says:

    The Yank-me’s still suck the shit out of the asses of farm animals, but you’ve got Palin’s appeal to the drooling morons of the GOP base exactly right.

  5. Gonzo Says:

    Great point!
    I’ve always wondered what this nonsense about “regularness” is all about.

  6. BB Says:

    “Regularness” appealed to enough people in 2000 so that Gore wasn’t the slam-dunk he shoulda been; “regular” people voted for Dubya. That’s my take on it.


  7. Glad someone finally said this. đŸ™‚ Fuckin’ A.


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