Saturday, February 05, 2011

Sarah Palin on California Delta Smelt Minnow: In Alaska We Call Them Bait


Anonymous said...

I don't disagree with Sarah. The problem is her delivery has become too sarcastic and pompous. We've just gotten through a very dangerous period of liberal pomposity, where if you dared question the iron triangle of Reid, Pelosi, Obama you were scorned and labeled some type of dumbshit 1950's republican caveman. Look at what that got them.

What we need now is less of the, "the other side is stupid and evil" rhetoric. Conservative politicians need to stop telling the other side they are stupid, but rather convince more on the other side that conservative values are the compassionate values. Sarah's approach seems to just make people dig in and resist any change to their way of thinking. Thats how the democrats caused their own collapse in the '10 election.

Becbeq said...

In Michigan, we breaded them, fried them and served them with tartar sauce. Yummy, haven't had that since I was a kid. They used to have a smelt plate at Elias Brothers Big Boy.

Agreed that pompous needs to stay out of the speeches. But, sometimes sarcasm is the only reaction to idiotic actions. Sounds so much better than "WTF do you think you're doing?!?". The problem with the Delta Smelt is that a federal judge has doomed the central valley area of California to 40%+ unemployment, decimated a main agricultural area of the United States and toppled our food security in a time of rising prices and food uncertainty. Wait, decimated doesn't cover it - that indicates 1 in 10. What's been done to the central valley is so much worse than that.

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking in terms of how Reagan governed. He won millions of americans over to the conservative side. And he did it by being respectful to everyone. People changed their minds because they were being persuaded by someone who was not insulting them at the same time.