Wednesday, March 14, 2012

#Obama2012's Really Weird, Really Pointless Sarah Palin Ad.

[Editor's Note: Yeah, another Palin post. Deal with it.]

Uhhh, seriously, what's up with this ad? Of all the things the Obama campaign could be attacking the right on, the go find that clip from Sarah Palin's appearance on Fox News, and give it the web vid treatment.
Sarah Palin is charging that President Barack Obama’s just-released campaign commercial is an “absurd new attack ad” in which her comments have been heavily edited and taken out of context.

“The far Left continues to believe American voters are not smart enough to grasp the diversionary tactics it employs to distract us from the issues our President just doesn’t want to talk about – issues that affect us all every day and must be addressed,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page late Monday. “Exhibit A in these diversionary tactics is an absurd new attack ad President Obama has released taking my comments out of context.”

Palin said Monday on her Facebook page, “I’m not running for any office, but I’m more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Barack Obama’s ‘enemy of the week’ if that includes the opportunity to debate him on the issues Americans are actually concerned about.”

The new “heavily edited” ad is “quite odd,” the former Alaska governor continued.

“It shows that our President sure seems fearful of discussing the economy, energy prices, and all the other problems people need addressed,” she said.
Yes, accusing someone of taking your words out of context, after you've... well, gone on TV and taken their words out of context is the definition of hypocrisy, but hey, this is Miss Sarah. Typical rules, and logic, do not apply. She's a (serial) victim once more. Chi. Ching.

I have a serious problem with this video: it's reactive, rather than proactive. It's also aimed at a person who has the political relevance of a bowl of grits. Seriously, why bother? Where's the "food stamp President" anti-Newt ad? Where's the "he was for ObamaCare before he was against it" anti-Mitt ad? Where's the "hey, look at those racist newsletters" anti-Paul ad? Where's the "this guy is f*ckin' crazy!" anti-Santorum ad?

Picking on Palin, 4 years after the fact? Utterly pointless. I mean, seriously, leave that sort frivolous BS to bloggers like me. All you do is legitimize her (maybe) again, and give her a "look, he's attacking me again!" platform that she can use to sell more books, and maybe get a renewed contract at Fox. Do we really want that? No.

Seriously, #TeamObama, get your stuff straight.

Question: Is this ad totally pointless, or did it need to be said? Does this prove, for once and for all, that #TeamObama is threatened by #TeamSarah? Are you as sick of these #Team hashtags as I am?!?

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