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Christianity Thomas on 14 Jan 2010 01:21 am

If Sarah Palin has an omniscient God’s guidance, why is she so stupid?

Sarah Palin talks about her relationship with “God”:

SARAH PALIN: Nothing More Important Than God and Faith

There is nothing more important in my life than my relationship with God and my faith and in this past year especially — past year and a half — I have been so driven to my knees to pray for His guidance, for His wisdom, for His grace and for His Strength. And I’m never going to tell anybody else how to live, I’m never going to preach to anybody else and tell them you must do that. But I sure would like to see more Americans give it a try and seek the guidance that our Founding Fathers sought and were able to [then] craft documents that allowed America to become the greatest, strongest, healthiest, most prosperous nation on earth.

If Sarah Palin has an omniscient God’s guidance, why is she so stupid? Should not her omniscient benefactor fill her with wisdom and truth so that each word from her mouth leaves listeners dumbfounded by her brilliance? Should she not have the right and transcendent answer to every question, and an outstanding solution to every problem?

She is also woefully misinformed – America is not the “healthiest, most prosperous nation on earth”. Anyone who can read statistics knows that. America’s infant mortality rate is 3 times higher than Japan’s. The U.S. poverty rate is an embarrassment:

Millions More US Children in Poverty

Another Brookings study released earlier in the year estimated that the national child poverty rate could climb as high as 25 percent, or one in four, by 2012.

“Such predictions are sobering,” Isaacs concludes, “since child poverty rates were higher in the United States than in most other rich nations even before the onset of the recession.” Isaacs was referring to a UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) report that found the US next to last—ahead of only the United Kingdom—in a ranking of child well-being, falling behind countries such as Hungary, Poland, Portugal, and Greece.

There had already been a dramatic increase in poverty among US children even prior to the economic collapse of 2008 and 2009. This is confirmed by a new report, “Kids Count,” on living conditions among children in Michigan, once one of the wealthier US states.

The report, compiled by the Michigan League of Human Services (MLHS), includes data up until 2007 and 2008. Among other findings, it shows that in 2008 more than 40 percent of Michigan public school children came from families whose income was low enough to qualify them for reduced-cost federal lunches, an increase from 30.7 percent just seven years earlier.

16 Responses to “If Sarah Palin has an omniscient God’s guidance, why is she so stupid?”

  1. on 14 Jan 2010 at 3:13 pm 1.Lou said …

    Stupid? That is all relative. She has not claimed:

    “There are no terrorist in Afghanistan”

    “The United States is comprised of 57 states” (my favorite Barrack quote)

    Anything Joe Biden utters (gotta love him)
    When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed. He said, “look, here’s what happened.” Joe Biden

    Only one heartbeat away folks!

    There US is the healthiest and most prosperous nation, well we were until barrack took power. Pointing to one statistic as Thomas does and pretending that proves the contrary is the mark of a whack job. The criteria one can utilize is countless and the overall results opinion.

    She is famous, good-looking, making millions and now has great gig. Don’t be a playa-hata. She just pisses of liberals which is why she is great.

  2. on 14 Jan 2010 at 3:47 pm 2.Anonymous said …

    Lou, I typed up a reply, but there is no point. Keep reinforcing negative American stereotypes, after all we were _this_ close to giving your failed nation a second chance.

  3. on 14 Jan 2010 at 4:01 pm 3.Horatio said …

    “that allowed America to become the greatest, strongest, healthiest, most prosperous nation on earth.”

    The word “allowed” might be a clue for those with Palin-derangement Syndrome. Of course we are not the greatest any longer but we were. Look who is running our nation in the ground! That is what happens when you give a kid the keys to a Ferrari. Americans though they were voting for an American Idol but now they are waking up. What a mess.

    We need another Woodrow Wilson who said NO! when Jennings was nominated by his party stating “I will not vote for a man just because he gives a good speech”.

  4. on 14 Jan 2010 at 4:10 pm 4.proud kuffar said …

    @Lou: For your sake do I tell you this,grow up a bit!

  5. on 14 Jan 2010 at 4:41 pm 5.Matthew Carrick said …

    Sarah Palin is an embarrassment to the USA.

  6. on 14 Jan 2010 at 4:53 pm 6.NotClever said …

    Horatio, pretty sure it could also be argued that Bush ran the nation into the ground. Way more people hated America after he was done than did before his arrival.

    Economies also don’t just drop overnight. The leadup to the failure of the economy happened under Bush. I personally wouldn’t blame it on him solely, as the president doesn’t have nearly as much effect on things as people seem to think, but if you’re going to go there you can’t ignore Bush’s contribution.

    Also, Lou, simple statistics again will tell you that the U.S. is not and was not the healthiest nation. I believe we rank at the bottom of first world nations for healthcare.

  7. on 14 Jan 2010 at 8:03 pm 7.Xenon said …

    Its Sad, strong successful woman garner so much hatred just because they are successful. This woman has only been an effective mayor and an effective governor of a huge state. Why she is so hated is a mysterious. I’ll take lower IQ with great leadership skills over a high IQ narcissist any day.

    Strange we rank in the bottom in healthcare and yet some many rich foreigners come here for the healthcare. Imagine that….

  8. on 14 Jan 2010 at 8:29 pm 8.rfmonkey said …

    Xenon – Palin isn’t hated because she’s a successful woman. She’s hated because she’s a dangerous ideologue with no grasp of the actual ramifications of policy decisions.

    The fact that rich foreigners might come to America for healthcare means nothing. The effectiveness of a country’s healthcare system is not measured by the elite and prohibitively expensive procedures that are available to the rich, it’s measured by the number of deaths among the general population due to the lack of sufficient healthcare. I guess we should be proud that we can save the lives of those few that can fork over the ridiculous amounts of money that our system requires. Those lower and middle class people should have just gotten rich right?

  9. on 14 Jan 2010 at 9:16 pm 9.WWJD said …

    Lou said a lot and also very little.

    “There US is the healthiest and most prosperous nation, well we were until barrack took power.”

    Really Lou? Really. I remember under competent Democratic leadership we had a surplus of funds and a higher employment rate. Then Bush took over and it went straight down hill. Do you think that President Obama has magical powers or something? It takes time to fix the enourmous f@ckup that was the Bush administration.

    “She is famous, good-looking, making millions and now has great gig. Don’t be a playa-hata. She just pisses of liberals which is why she is great.”

    I consider myself liberal, and I don’t hate her. I actually want her to stay successful. Even possibly gain even more fame. She’s good looking. I can see her more, and then when the election comes she can get trounced and we will return President Obama to office. She has almost zero chance at the Black and Hispanic vote. You can not win a major office with her numbers these days. It’s not possible. So keep her in the lime light. Get all her low IQ morons riled up and sit back and enjoy the music!

  10. on 14 Jan 2010 at 11:01 pm 10.DrinkForFreedom said …

    Not to mention that all of the primary Founding Fathers were deists, not loony-tunes fundamentalist evangelical Christians. A number of them were as radically anti-religious, anti-traditionalist, and radical as a person could be in the 18th century without getting lynched (Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and Patrick Henry come to mind). Thomas Jefferson tore apart and rewrote the bible FFS!

    No I’m afraid the Founding Fathers were not guided by a magical sky fairy. They were guided by reason and the principles of the Enlightenment.

    Every time Palin opens her mouth she reveals that she’s either an uneducated idiot, or a self-promoting pandering scumbag. I think she really might be a little bit of both.

  11. on 15 Jan 2010 at 2:25 am 11.Zortan said …

    “she can get trounced and we will return President Obama to office.”

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!, I’m not worried about the Big O getting reelected at this point. Congress is lost and he is next. I watched this with Carter and Carter was washington compared to this inept clown.

    LOL, uh the “surplus” you refer was not actually a “surplus”. You drink the Kool Aid too much. Go to the treasury website and get the facts and educate yourself. It is funny though, that a Dem is bragging about the so called “surplus” when they have a prez who has set spending records in one year. How is that hope and change working for ya?

  12. on 15 Jan 2010 at 2:30 am 12.Biff said …

    WWJD stands for in this case, “What Would a Jackass do”!
    Well, we know, be a arrogant sexist bigot throwing out unsubstantiated insults. We can’t get any more incompetent than the fascist community organizer we got in there now.

    Calm down Libs. Palin will not be running but if she did she would be more qualified than NObama.

  13. on 15 Jan 2010 at 4:43 am 13.Jesus Christ said …

    Honestly I can’t imagine having a president in office in a first-world country in this day and age that a) does not “believe” in evolution, b) does not “believe” in global climate change, and c) is completely out of touch with world issues and lacks basic knowledge of geography. Saying that you “believe” or “don’t believe” in scientific facts puts it on the same level with religion, which is just glorified superstition.

    The sad thing is that the stupid, unwashed masses in the Midwest and Deep South are eating it all up, even though they would benefit most from tax and healthcare reform. It amazes me that republicans can say with a straight face that they are the party of “Joe Six-pack” when all of their proposals only benefit corporations, the oil and insurance lobbies, and the wealthiest people in America.

    Sarah Palin and her contemporaries represent the worst of America. Greed, waste, and ignorance are all that the modern day republican party stands for.

  14. on 15 Jan 2010 at 9:53 am 14.stunt said …

    Religion aside, most of these comments are basic party-line mud slinging.

    When it comes down to it, it wouldn’t matter if Obama or McCain were in office right now. The only difference would be the acceleration and packaging to the public of the mess we’re in thanks to Cheney and Co. Though I wouldn’t want a President or VP taking orders from some imaginary man in the sky (see: Dubya) to justify their atrocities on a global scale, we’re still stuck with a Democrat who is at the will of the resource grab game and the tunnel of debt left in the wake of bad business. In short, whoever is president doesn’t matter – our government at the moment is at the whims of the banks and the need to pillage other nations for their natural resources to keep the “machine” churning.

    That said, I’d rather have a well-spoken puppet mouthpiece in office than a blatant theocrat. At least the transparencies aren’t blanketed in nonsensical “Godspeak”.

  15. on 15 Jan 2010 at 12:44 pm 15.Burebista said …

    Wow stunt thanks for keeping out the partisanship!

    Essentially what we have is this . About 20% of the population is liberal. 6-8% are extreme and loud. They are more concerned about a woman who holds no office and her comments than their POTUS and his stupid actions and comments. Since the woman does not impact me, I’ll be focusing on the POTUS, his lies and his ridiculous policies.

    JC, your “global climate change”.. RU referring to global warming or the more recently released global cooling? I wasn’t clear on that point. I think you are just a parrot.

  16. on 15 Jan 2010 at 5:06 pm 16.Observer said …

    I have not been on this site for a bit. Who are the rabble on this thread? Palin is unspeakably vulgar, low-class, uneducated, trashy, etc. But, in defense of white-trash, most have not had sufficient opportunity. Palin on the other hand has had many opportunities, but behaves like white-trash with all the accouterments: cracker husband who races “snow-machines”, knocked-up teen daughter with slacker (now ex-) boyfriend, crude behavior with in-laws, etc. IF that filth, or a facsimile is ever elected president, the US is finished. It is not so much that she could destroy the country, but rather she would be the indication the country has failed due to willful ignorance and stupidity. Theism, especially evangelical Christianity and militant Islam, are only symptoms of the same flaws.

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