Serena Freewomyn

Alaskans Say Sarah Palin Deeply Racist

Filed By Serena Freewomyn | September 18, 2008 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics, Politics
Tags: Barack Obama, racist, Sarah Palin

A recent article in the LA Progressive has several Alaskans dishing the dirt on Sarah Palin. According to the article, Palin has some less than savory things to say about Barack Obama:

"So Sambo beat the bitch!"

This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama's win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat's primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively.

"It was kind of disgusting," Lucille, who is part Aboriginal, said in a phone interview after admitting that she is frightened of being discovered telling folks in the "lower 48" about life near the North Pole.

Apparently this is just par for the Palin course. I've got more revealing quotes after the jump.

Racial and ethnic slurs . . . are common, everyday chatter for Palin.

Besides insulting Obama with a Step-N'-Fetch-It, "darkie musical" swipe, people who know her say she refers regularly to Alaska's Aboriginal people as "Arctic Arabs" - how efficient, lumping two apparently undesirable groups into one ugly description - as well as the more colourful "mukluks" along with the totally unimaginative "f**king Eskimo's," according to a number of Alaskans and Wasillians interviewed for this article.

But being openly racist is only the tip of the Palin iceberg. According to Alaskans interviewed for this article, she is also vindictive and mean. We're talking Rove mean and Nixon vindictive.

No wonder the vast sea of white, cheering faces at the Republican Convention went wild for Sarah: They adore the type, it's in their genetic code. So much for McCain's pledge of a "high road" campaign; Palin is incapable of being part of one.

I think I might be coming around, ya'll. Not that I was ever going to vote for Palin, I was merely planning to stay home. But CNN is increasingly painting this as an election between Obama and Palin, not McCain. And style of "leadership" is downright frightening. In the same LA Progressive article, Sarah Palin is compared to Tony Soprano (with lipstick, of course):

"The GOP is kind of like organized crime up here," an insurance agent in Anchorage who knows the Palin family, explained. "It's corrupt and arrogant. They're all rich because they do private sweetheart deals with the oil companies, and they can destroy anyone. And they will, if they have to."

"Once Palin became mayor," he continued, "She became part of that inner circle."

Like most other people interviewed, he didn't want his name used out of fear of retribution. Maybe it's the long winter nights where you don't see the sun for months that makes people feel as if they're under constant danger from "the authorities." As I interviewed residents it began sounding as if living in Alaska controlled by the state Republican Party is like living in the old Soviet Union: See nothing that's happening, say nothing offensive, and the political commissars leave you alone. But speak out and you get disappeared into a gulag north of the Arctic Circle for who-knows-how-long.

Say what you like about the Bush Regime. It's been tough these past 8 years. But if McCain gets elected and goes tits up, I'm starting to think that the next 4 years could actually be worse.

I'm normally not a fan of Eve Ensler, or her neol-liberal universal sisterhood version of feminism. But we share an affinity for polar bears, and I think she has some pretty pointed things to say about Sarah Palin over on the Huffington Post.

I don't like raging at women. I am a Feminist and have spent my life trying to build community, help empower women and stop violence against them. It is hard to write about Sarah Palin. This is why the Sarah Palin choice was all the more insidious and cynical. The people who made this choice count on the goodness and solidarity of Feminists.

But everything Sarah Palin believes in and practices is antithetical to Feminism which for me is part of one story -- connected to saving the earth, ending racism, empowering women, giving young girls options, opening our minds, deepening tolerance, and ending violence and war.

I believe that the McCain/Palin ticket is one of the most dangerous choices of my lifetime, and should this country chose those candidates the fall-out may be so great, the destruction so vast in so many areas that America may never recover. But what is equally disturbing is the impact that duo would have on the rest of the world. Unfortunately, this is not a joke. In my lifetime I have seen the clownish, the inept, the bizarre be elected to the presidency with regularity. . . .

If the Polar Bears don't move you to go and do everything in your power to get Obama elected then consider the chant that filled the hall after Palin spoke at the RNC, "Drill Drill Drill." I think of teeth when I think of drills. I think of rape. I think of destruction. I think of domination. I think of military exercises that force mindless repetition, emptying the brain of analysis, doubt, ambiguity or dissent. I think of pain.

Do we want a future of drilling? More holes in the ozone, in the floor of the sea, more holes in our thinking, in the trust between nations and peoples, more holes in the fabric of this precious thing we call life?

So I guess you can say that I've finally swallowed the Obama Kool-Aid. Anyone want to carpool on election Tuesday?

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Sarah Palin is beginning to show the credentials of Vice Presidents J. Danforth Quayle (knowledge) and Richard Cheney (firearms and retribution).

McCain is showing the credentials of Presidents William Clinton (marital fidelity), George W. Bush (wisdom) and Ronald Reagan (senility).

I wanted to vote for Kucinich, but that boat sailed before the Illinois primary. Obama/Biden is not my dream ticket, but at least I'll be able to sleep at night, rather than being kept awake by the nightmare the GOP created.

Cindi, I LOVE me some Kucinich! He's so adorable, like a little Christmas elf. And his politics are the closest to my own. But yeah . . . I'm starting to fear Sarah Palin more than I dislike Barack Obama.

Let's not bring up the connection between Cheney and firearms. That's not a woman that needs more encouragement to carry enough firepower to take down a helicopter. I wouldn't want to be around her if she makes VP; God knows who'll she'll shoot where.

Now now, Serena.

Had the pump been on he other foot, you would have been imploring an angry yellow dog Democrat (moi) and a bitterly disappointed African-American community to vote for the Hillary/ fill in the blank ticket.

This is a no-brainer election. The choices haven't been this crystal clear. It's either vote for Obama or painfully watch the decline and fall of the United States towards right-wing authoritarian banana republic status.

We have a chance to reverse the last 8 years of failed policies, and most importantly, regain majority control of the Supreme Court.

So, would you like sugar or Splenda in your Obama blue kool-aid?

Fair enough, Monica. I'll take it with Splenda, please. This girl's watching her waistline.

Let's recap, shall we.

- In just four words, Palin showed she is not only a racist but a sexist, yet, let someone put the word "lipstick" in a sentence and she goes balistic.

- Her husband is a member of a political party that advocates Alaska becoming an independent country. So much for patrotism.

- She lets her daughter get knocked up by a self-professed redneck that has the brains of a caribou, yet if an African-American family had an unwedded daughter, she would say they are bad parents. White privalage. So much for family values.

- She was for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it, and she only withdrew her support after Congress stopped it. Alaska did get to keep the money and she is spending it on a similar project.

- She can see Russia from Alaska, so that gives her National Security experience and can be VP. I can see Atlanta from where I work, so I guess it qualifies me to be mayor of Marietta, where I live.

- She misused her authority as Gov, but sees no problem with that.

- She wanted to ban some books in the Wasilla Library and fired the librarian when she wouldn't comply, AND gave some flimsy excuse why. The Librarian got her job back but left in two years because she couldn't stand Palin.

- She belives in saving fetuses, but kills animals from a helicopter.

- She doesn't think global warming is accerlerated by humans.

- She says she went to Iraq, but only went a few feet into it from Kuwait.

- She said she was in Ireland, but it was because her plane stopped there to refuel.

- She has only had her passport for 2 years.

- She's never met a head of state. Has she even met Bush? Every VP since Pearl Harbor - except Agnew - had extensive foriegn policy experience while a VP candidate.

- She says that Alaska makes 20% of American's energy, but it is just over 3% and just over 7% of oil.

- She thinks the world is 6000 years old and doesn't believe in dinosausr, yet she touts her "energy experience" from dealing with a fossil fuel. (?)

- Her support of gay issues is somewhere right of Atilla then Hun.

- She wants creationism taught in school.

- She doesn't know what the Bush Doctrine is.

- She said she sold the Governor's plane on E-bay, and McLiar said she made a profit. The plane was sold at a loss by a broker.

- She sent her son off to fight in a "Holy War," but dodged the question in an interview.

- Wasilla has the population of some of the dinky towns in America and the population of Alaska would barely make a decent city, yet she touts her governmental experience as being something to brag about. McHyprocrate stated the Gulianni didn't have the experience in National security because he was just a mayor and Romnie didn't either for being just a governor. (?)

- She would rather rapists go free then allow a woman to have an abortion. And, she charged rape victims for the rape kit test.

I know I may have left a few things out. We should start a hyprocrate watch and add things to the list as they crop up.

I just start to get sick and nauseous every time I read something more about Palin. She is one dangerous (random derogatory word) and I fear that this country might actually vote Mclame and her into office.

I'm actually kind of surprised by this. Not that Sarah Palin is racist (already assumed that), but that she would be so open about it. I thought she was more mediagenic, but I guess not.

Open about it? It's her red badge of courage. She will proudly assert that she's not a captive to the scourge of political correctness. (translation: being the greedy, vindictive, racist is a morally courageous stand)

Sambo beat the bitch?

Honestly, if the republicans win, I don't think I can live through another four years of this crap.

Add this to your list of Palin Qualification:

She shoots wolves (canines) and moose from helicopters.

Running statewide, Palin got the backing of 114,697 Alaskans in her 2006 gubernatorial bid. That's not even a big Congressional District.

What did Palin do between 2002 and 2007 (between being Mayor and before being Governor)?

She lost the race for Lt. Governor in 2002 -- so what did she do in the meantime?

I'm hoping that the last few days of financial instability help to give Obama the lead he deserves to have in the polls.But one must never underestimate what Republicans are willing to do especially concerning lying and cheating to win.

So let's see...

If a rabid right-wing "journalist" who operates under a variety of pseudonyms got a "hot tip" from a member of Focus on the Family to contact an anonymous source known only as "Lucille", who claims to be a waitress at an unknown diner, and she allegedly claims she heard Obama say "They're expendable - who are the Faggots going to vote for, the Pit Bull?", then you'd give it the same credence?

Seriously, when a guy claims to be a journrlist (sic) who is operating "from the safety of Canada", and has only had a blog for 5 months, well, I don't exactly call him the most credible source.

Even Daily Kos isn't buying this any more.

I have no doubt Palin’s a racist. Most Euro-American politicians are even if they're in denial, like the Clintons. Palin deserves to be bashed at least as much as Biden, just as Obama deserves criticism as much as McCain.

Palin’s a Quayleclone just as Biden's a hustler bought and paid for by the credit card industry. Obama based his electoral strategy on ignoring us, going so far as to refuse any mention of our names in his platform so he can continue to pander to the bigots. McCain is just as bad.

What will destroy the winner though is not their record but the fact that the economy is teetering on the edge and the war will continue. It’s possible but unlikely that the economy can be saved like it was in 20 years ago when Democrats and Republicans voted 1.4 trillion dollars to bail out the rich during the Savings and Loan scandal. Now they’re voting more trillions to pay the debts of mortgage companies and banks. And the credit card crisis hasn’t even hit yet. A trillion here and a trillion there and pretty soon we're talking real money.

Mortgage holders are up shit creek without a paddle and losing their homes by the tens of thousands thanks to the greed and stupidity of hustlers like Obama, Bush, Clinton and McCain.

Those same Democrats and Republicans voted for the deregulation of corporate predators egged on by Carter, Reagan, the Bushes and Clinton. They encouraged the export of union jobs and supported NAFTA, a union busting bill. Unions are the only guarantee we have for economic stability. They also voted with Biden, another ‘friend’ of labor to strip us of our bankruptcy rights because Biden represents a state where some of the biggest banks and credit card companies are headquartered. Biden and his son made a fortune off that deal.

The corporate owners of the US don‘t care who wins, just who’s for sale. The Democrats and Republicans don't win the rich do. We lose. Which is why a Wall Street pet named Barak Obama is about to become President of the United States. No one who supports union busting laws like NAFTA, wants to extend the war or habitually panders to bigots is worth voting for.

That explains the Niagra of manufactured hysteria about Palin and McCain. It's a rehash of the failed policy that claimed that "Only Hindenburg can save us from Hitler". As it turned out it was Hindenburg who appointed Hitler Chancellor of Germany. Don’t be bamboozled by campaign hysteria.

Vote for the union led and financed US Labor Party. And if you can’t then vote for socialist or communist candidates as a protest or join the scores of millions who sit it out because they’re smart enough to refuse to vote for the lesser bigot, the lesser warmonger or the lesser evil. In any case don’t forget to vote against the anti-GLBT referenda and initiatives in California, Arizona and Florida.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | September 20, 2008 12:43 AM

Serena, I am so glad you are now considering exercising your franchise. It is a rare and precious gift (hardly to be wasted) that brave people like Monica have sought to preserve. I want America back in the ultimate hands of the people. I want to see an inclusive country where GLBT rights are protected under law and where we get back our Bill of Rights as a protection to the individual against the excesses of government "to create a more perfect union." Just as enshrined in our constitution is the right to "pursue happiness" we are not guaranteed happiness as a function of government nor is our "union" ever perfect, but can become more perfect. I strongly agree with the sentiment of Mr. Perdue above expressed by him previously as a fundamental right: "Don't Tread on Me." If we want this independence we also have to accept the responsibility that goes with it.

It is not voting to protest, or hiding in a closet on election day. It can be about voting for the perceived lesser evil, but it should be about voting for the best in ourselves. Now, after we have voted we go to the next part in communicating with our elected officials. It is not perfect, it never was, and it gets corrupted by the weak, powerful and heartless. However my country did not stand in the way of my starting my own business at twenty six with a background of growing up poor, working on a RR track crew while I worked my way through school. I was able to "pursue happiness" while delaying short term gratification.

I would go to the polls just for the issue of health care, but if it is anti racism for you that is frosting on the cake. America is light years better in providing opportunities to excel than anywhere else on earth.

I don't know if I would believe an unnamed Waitress. You can look at her record which is'nt that good. She becomes Mayor of a town that had a balanced budget with zero debt. After she was done they were $20 million in the hole with millions in lawyer fee's over a sports complex.