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Sarah Palin Speech Reactions

Mockery in the Public Discourse: Another Problem with Sarah Palin

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Gerloff

I suggest that it is time to ask: What are we personally doing to make mocking others unacceptable? What are we doing to create a culture of dignity?

Sarah Palin Dissed John and Sam Adams, Ben Franklin, the Original George W. and the Rest of the Founding Fathers!

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bonnie Fuller

The American Revolution began with a whole lot of grassroots community organizing done by dedicated private individuals focused on trying to build a better political system.

Trashing Democracy

Harry C. Boyte | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Harry C. Boyte

Community organizers are those who teach the arts of combining -- how to work together across differences of religion, ethnicity and partisan background.

Special Needs

Richard Walter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walter

Republican advice to special needs families: cut back on your lavish lifestyle, get entrepreneurial, get night work, get a weekend job too.

Palin Perpetuates Politics of the Past

Joe Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Vogel

The Palins, Roves and Hannitys of the world remind us the politics of the past -- of cynicism, manipulation, and fear -- still have many devoted disciples and even more drones.

Will McCain Ruin His Party's Youthful Momentum?

Maegan Carberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maegan Carberry

Surely the Republican Spartans are ready for battle after this rousing show, but it's unclear who exactly they're mobilizing.

Palin Repeats GOP's Big Energy Lie -- Plus Four Other Energy Lies, Too

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

Sarah Palin sounds authentic while lying through her teeth, seems decent while saying indecent things. And that, of course, is why the GOP faithful love her.

Old Right-Wing Whine, New Bottle

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Feldman

Palin ran through the full list of Republican branding points about the Democratic Party, a list that read like a transcript from a 'best-of' Sean Hannity show.

Palin is McCain's Weapon of Mass Distraction

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

McCain has unleashed a number of diversionary tactics, including his good-looking VP running mate. These diversions are designed to confuse and mislead the enemy.

Sarah Palin: The Face of Ugly Americanism

John Seery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Seery

Sarah Palin's arrogance is a sanctified, self-satisfied presumptuousness that flows from sheer naïveté about oneself and the world and manifests itself in giddy ambition.

Choose Wisely: What Palin Just Proved this Election is Really All About

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

More than ever -- really, ever -- the race for the office of President of the United States is about smart and dumb.

Sarah Palin in the Sit Room on 9/11?

Hilary Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary Rosen

I blogged yesterday about going easier on Gov Palin on the experience quotient. This morning I have pause on my argument.

Palin's Pit Bull Problem

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

I don't know how other Alaska residents felt about the pit bull joke, and obviously her audience loved it, but most of us here in "small town America" probably didn't find it particularly funny.

Underdog McCain Scores With Underrated Palin

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jennifer Donahue

Those who are calling Governor Palin McCain's Hail Mary pass are making the same mistake they made in calling McCain road kill a year ago.

George W. Palin

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The dark, twisted madness of the last eight years is being entirely ignored in the face of the exact same bogus Republican packaging -- the exact same script.

The Hockey Mom Hoax

Moira Whelan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Moira Whelan

The placement of the "handmade" signs was smart, especially when that's all you've really got. It makes America think the support by moms for Sarah Palin is simply unstoppable.

Sarah Palin Speech Reactions (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin spoke Wednesday night at the Republican convention. Below is reaction to the speech. Time magazine's Jay Carney captured the largely posi...

The "Other" Base

Oliver Willis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oliver Willis

The mainstream media consensus -- and we know just how wrong the consensus usually is -- is that Palin's speech has consolidated and galvanized the conservative base.