“Pro-America” vs. “anti-America”

At a campaign rally five days ago in North Carolina, Gov. Sarah Palin declared that she loved to visit the “pro-America” areas of the country, as if to imply there are some parts of the country that are “anti-American.” In fact, here’s exactly what Gov. Palin said:

“We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. We believe” — here the audience interrupted Palin with applause and cheers — “We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation. This is where we find the kindness and the goodness and the courage of everyday Americans. Those who are running our factories and teaching our kids and growing our food and are fighting our wars for us. Those who are protecting us in uniform. Those who are protecting the virtues of freedom.”

To be honest, I’d love to hear a real definition from Gov. Palin on what constitutes the “pro-America” parts of the country and what makes other parts of the country “anti-America.” While Gov. Palin seemed to categorize small towns as being the “pro-America” parts of the country, I’m willing to bet Gov. Palin would more accurately define the “anti-America” parts of the country as any part of the country that dare vote for a Democrat, while the “pro-America” parts would obviously be any parts that vote for Republicans like Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin.

As if Gov. Palin’s comments weren’t bad enough, they seem to have become a common talking point for Congressional Republicans, with two Republican Congresspeople making similar comments since Gov. Palin’s comments. First came comments by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who said:

“The news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look… at the views of the people in Congress and find out, ‘Are they pro-America or anti-America?'” Bachmann said. “I think people would love to see an expose like that.”

On the heels of Rep. Bachmann’s remarks came these remarks by Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC):

“liberals hate real Americans that work and accomplish and achieve and believe in God,”

When the story broke about Hayes’ comments, Hayes’ spokeswoman denied the report, calling the story “irresponsible journalism.” It wasn’t until confronted with an actual audio recording of the remarks that Hayes admitted to what he really said, confirming that he knows what he said was just simply wrong.

As to Rep. Hayes’ assertion that liberals hate real Americans that work and accomplish and achieve and believe in God, I’d just like to know how many liberals he’s actually sat and talked with. I’m a liberal, and I work hard, I’ve had my share of accomplishments and achievements, and I believe in God, and I know more than my fair share of fellow liberals who could say the same.

To be honest, it’s sickening to me that this is what John McCain and his supporters are reduced to, and they should be ashamed of themselves.


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3 thoughts on ““Pro-America” vs. “anti-America”

  1. Yea I’m taking their view of anti-American places to include Milwaukee (where I live) as I’m pretty sure that Senator McCain and Governor Palin haven’t held a rally in the city yet. They have held rallys in Waukesha and Cedarburgh…. interesting..

  2. I read somewhere that Palin has apologized for her remark. I wonder if she considers soaking the taxpayers so her kids can fly around the country and lying about it is pro- or anti-American.

  3. capper, I’m willing to bet she thinks soaking the taxpayers for thousands of dollars of travel expenses for her kids is SUPER pro-American!

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