But never before have I read something that was just plain idiotic:
Except of course, that Palin never said that calling for higher taxes was unpatriotic. It's perfectly clear from the excerpt posted that Palin was not calling Biden unpatriotic for calling for higher taxes; she was, instead, lambasting Biden for saying:
"Now you [Biden] said recently that higher taxes or asking for higher taxes or paying higher taxes is patriotic. In the middle class of America which is where Todd and I have been all of our lives, that's not patriotic. Patriotic is saying, government, you know, you're not always the solution. In fact, too often you're the problem so,
government, lessen the tax burden and on our families and get out of the way and let the private sector and our families grow and thrive and prosper."
Well, you heard it here first, folks: I have uncovered incontrovertible evidence that Sarah Palin has received hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax revenue and converted them to her own personal use!! Where the hell else does she think her salary comes from?
It may be foolish, or unwise, or even unreasonable to suggest that people pay higher taxes; sometimes it surely is all of those. But it is
really irresponsible, outrageous, and insulting to say that it's unpatriotic.
Noting that wealthier Americans would indeed pay more, Biden said: "It's time to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut."So how did David Post take a quote in which Sarah Palin blasts Joe Biden for saying that for upper class people to be patriotic they had to pay more taxes (the clear implication of Biden's statement) to the preposterous notion that Palin was questioning Biden's patriotism? I have no earthly idea.
Update: It seems post has been the victim of a lot of slurs and name calling because of this post. That's really unfortunate. Post said something really dumb. News flash: We all say really dumb things. Post, unfortunately, said his dumb thing on the internet on a subject a lot of people are REALLY touch about. That's no reason for him to be personally attacked.
One of the unfortunate things about the level of rhetoric on the internet is that basically good people sometimes get rhetorically tarred and feathered for saying something dumb or offensive. People are no longer willing to give anyone the benefit of the doubt, even if they've read the person for years and KNOW that this one stupid thing is an aberration.
Law off Post personally. Underscore the stupidity of what he said, sure. But personal attacks for one idiotic post are major overkill.