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Joe Trippi Misses The Fucking Point

Joe Trippi had the following to say about McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his VP running mate (h/t Coturnix):

John McCain and his team had to make a decision. Run as the more experienced ticket, and run smack into Barack Obama’s trap of change vs more of the same just as Clinton had. Or pick Sarah Palin and run as the original mavericks that really will shake up Washington.

This grotesquely misses the point of Palin’s selection. Palin is not running as a “maverick”. She is running as a sick-fuck racist woman-hating theocratic right-wing wackaloon, with the goal of mobilizing the sick-fuck racist woman-hating theocratic wackaloon segment of the right-wing base.

The brilliant trick is that low-information–but non-deranged–voters look at her on teevee and see someone who looks very normal, and even wears “hip” glasses and “cute” shoes and shit, so how could she possibly be a neofeudal depraved destroyer of everything normal Americans actually give a fuck about?

Comments

  1. says

    i just really want someone to point out the absurdity of mccain’s branding himself the “original maverick”. You don’t have to be much of a history buff to work out that the original maverick was, you know, Samuel Maverick.

    If McCain were the original maverick, mavericks would be called mcains….which they’re not.

  2. Physiogroupie IV says

    Disagree. Choosing Palin is the one thing he did that pundits did not predict. He is using this as a way to invigorate the base and trick independent voters into thinking he is an agent of change (aka a maverick). In fact, no other election has the GOP ever had a female VP candidate.

    I think it was a good move on his part to pick her because she is more of a right wing nut than he’ll ever be. One of the GOP criticisms of McCain during the primary was that he was too left leaning.

    I do agree that they are in no way implementing any kind of positive change for this country.

  3. says

    Blinks.
    You mean, she ISN’T Hillary?
    Dang it, McCain — you really had me fooled there!
    NOW what am I gonna do with my vote???

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