The Obots are jizzing in their underoos again:
So Sarah Palin went on Greta Van Susteren’s show last night and one of the “questions” was about what she thought of President Obama’s reference to America’s “Sputnik moment” during his State of the Union address.
Just about everyone knows that the phrase “Sputnik moment” refers to America’s response to the Soviet launch of the Sputnik satellite and how it galvanized the nation to make the scientific and technological advantages that allowed us to go to the moon and beyond, but not Sarah Palin.
To Palin, the Sputnik moment was a bad thing for America and the fact that President Obama “would aspire Americans to celebrate” it represents a “WTF moment.” Why? Because, she says, Sputnik “resulted in the inevitable collapse of the Soviet Union.”
I never thought she was stupid but I’m beginning to think Sarah Palin is a diabolical genius. With very little effort she manages to keep herself in the news while simultaneously employing a rope-a-dope strategery designed to wear out the Obots and destroy their credibility.
First of all, in Obotese the phrase “everybody knows” means “something I just learned.” Like when Sarah Palin said “blood libel” and every Obot in the country suddenly became experts on the history of Judaism.
One of the rules of comedy is “If you have to explain a joke it’s not funny.” If you have to explain to people what “blood libel” or a “Sputnik moment” means then it’s not a good example of how stupid someone allegedly is. Chances are they will simply tune out and move on. TLDR
If Sarah Palin said “The Germans bombed Pearl Harbor” most people wouldn’t need a history lesson to know why that statement is wrong. In this case Sarah was wrong but it’s not the kind of error that is likely to resonate with voters, especially since when she said it she was pointing out Obama’s “WTF moment.”
One of the left’s favorite criticisms of Sarah Palin is that she “doesn’t talk about the issues.” That criticism is bogus because she talks about issues in as much detail as any other politician not named Clinton.
I’m not endorsing or agreeing with anything she says. Read for yourself and make up your own mind.