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Sarah Palin’s relentless tsunami of criticism resembles nothing other than simple playground bullying. The colossal, genuine vapidity of the “mainstream media” in ginning up predictably lame attacks upon Palin is like a scene from Voyage of the Damned. The elites assemble into a menagerie of rabid beasts, like a stable of bleating, cawing, mewling, and braying critters blindly belching up hateful anti-Palin bromides. This illiterate choir presents a tale, told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Can we be honest for a moment? Palin is loathed for what she represents, not for being dumb. Her “stupidity” is simply a shorthand rejection of her unacceptable political ideas. This became obvious when detractors were unable to provide meaningful examples of how she lacks intelligence. Instead, her critics simply repeat the mantra: “Palin is an idiot,” etc, ad nauseum. In other words, the Palin attack is pressed forward using history’s oldest and most discredited method of debate, the ad hominem, aka personal insult. This essay examines this phenomenon and also considers the banality of liberalism.
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