As much as I take a certain amount of satisfaction in performing the arduous task of pointing out right wing idiocy - - the cumulative effect of having to deal with the ceaseless amount of it day in and day out at times leaves me to not even want to comment on much of it these days. But occasionally a story crops up that is just too good to pass up -- especially something like this past bit of buffoonery:
Wed Jan 12, 2011 at 09:21:21 AM PST
One of the enduring right-wing obsessions the last two years has been Obama's use of teleprompters. Just do a Google search and countless results. Sure, it's idiotic -- every president and major public figure uses teleprompters. But reality and wingnuttery don't mix, and it's now an article of faith among wingnuts that teleprompters are mock-worthy and a sign of incompetence.
That's why Sarah Palin delivered this gem at a Tea Party conference:
“This is about the people, and it’s bigger than any one king or queen of a tea party, and it’s a lot bigger than any charismatic guy with a teleprompter,” she said.
That was just one of several digs at President Obama.
Turns out Mama Grizzly has a bit of a TELEPROMPTER fetish of her own.
Anyhow, it's just another in a long list of tiresome examples of how low and how dumb the right has pushed the level of public discourse in our society. With all of the very serious problems facing this country these are the kinds of ridiculous non-issues that the far right and the GOP cynically flog ad nauseum in order to distract the American people from their own party's malfeasance and culpability in failing to govern America in a responsible manner.
I for one am fucking sick of it.