She’s claimed that she is against and offended by sexism (she did this specially during her tiff with David Letterman) but yet she remained utterly and suspiciously silent as the right-wing ravaged Sonia Sotomayor with sexist and racist attacks during her confirmation process as a Supreme Court Justice (click here to read the back story on that) at a time when even other Republicans were speaking out against such utter racism. People wondered “why?” Why remain silent when it would be a good political opportunity for her to speak out? She could’ve easily capitalized on Newt Gingrinch’s stumble on some racist comments against Sotomayor and on the Spanish language itself (wished I were making this stuff up but it really happened) that he had made around that same time; she could’ve grabbed the opportunity to reach out to the Latino vote and upstaged one of her main Republican rivals (that is, if her intentions were still to eventually run for President) … but she didn’t. People again wondered “why?”
She falsely accused President Obama of pal’ing around with terrorists during the election, when in fact she herself has been pal’ing around with racist extremists in the Tea Party crowd by attending their rallies and catering to their hatred. In fact, she has been notorious for also remaining silent when Tea Party people attend her rallies and shout racist epithets at Obama calling him the “N” word and worse (I got alerted to this back in 2009 via a comment someone left here).
Now, her recent comments on Fox News justifying Arizona’s new immigration police law have revealed a sliver of what her attitudes are towards immigrants and especially towards Latinos and other minorities. Watch:
Via Media Matters:
Palin: “There is no ability or opportunity in there for the racial profiling.” Appearing on the April 27 edition of Hannity, Fox News contributor Sarah Palin stated that “[t]here is no ability or opportunity in there for the racial profiling. And shame on the lame stream media again for turning this into something that it is not.” Palin added, “I think it’s shameful, too, that the Obama administration has allowed, too, this to become more of a racial issue by perpetuating this myth that racial profiling is a part of this law.”
Is there a pattern emerging here? Is there a racial undertone that Sarah Palin is starting to reveal in her actions? Why is Sarah Palin supporting a law that was written by white supremacists and then accusing others of racism? I’m not using hyperbole here, it was actually written by people that are well-known to have ties to actual Nazis. Furthermore, she claims to be against so-called “big government”, which Arizona’s new immigration law clearly is: BIG government forcing honest, hard-working police officers to act as a kind of Nazi German Gestapo under the threat of being sued should they not act like it.
For God’s sakes, even people that previously railed against so-called “big government” and even threatened to secede from the union at Tea Party rallies like Texa’s Governor Rick Perry have now come out against what Arizona has done. Via Governor Perry’s website:
“Recently, there has been much debate over immigration policy in Washington and what has been implemented in Arizona. I fully recognize and support a state’s right and obligation to protect its citizens, but I have concerns with portions of the law passed in Arizona and believe it would not be the right direction for Texas.
“For example, some aspects of the law turn law enforcement officers into immigration officials by requiring them to determine immigration status during any lawful contact with a suspected alien, taking them away from their existing law enforcement duties, which are critical to keeping citizens safe. Our focus must continue to be on the criminal elements involved with conducting criminal acts against Texans and their property. I will continue to work with the legislative leadership to develop strategies that are appropriate for Texas.
A dangerous pattern is emerging on Sarah Palin: support for big government authoritarian laws written by Nazis, and absolute silence in the face of racist and sexist hate. As a major public figure in the national scene, she bears responsibility, whether she likes it not, on all this, because after all, sometimes silence is tacit approval or in her case, a resounding endorsement.