Palin's small-town snobbery is faulty

Palin's small-town snobbery is faulty

There are 433 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 1, 2008, titled Palin's small-town snobbery is faulty. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Americans disdain snobbery in all its forms except the most popular one: reverse snobbery.

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Liberal and Proud

Mountain Lakes, NJ

#415 Oct 3, 2008
Mav wrote:
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Attack the messenger rather than address the substance of the message. First sign of a weak rebuttal. Nice try "abilitytothink".
Oh, and unlike yourself and most of the Obama worshippers, I am highly educated and brainwash-free.
Yeah, but the neocon kool-ade still works on you.

“Getting On Your Nerves ”

Since: Oct 07

And Loving IT !

#416 Oct 3, 2008
Liberal and Proud wrote:
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Yeah, if you listened to the neocon run news agencies. Or did you just make this up yourself?
blah,blah,blah..........msnbc after the debate said palin was better

you know the left wing liberal msnbc

“Getting On Your Nerves ”

Since: Oct 07

And Loving IT !

#417 Oct 3, 2008
Citizen wrote:
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Independent voter polls on CNN and CBS said that Biden was the clear cut winner in the debate by the wide margins in both polls. Moreover, Biden was smiling because he realized that the airhead on the other side of the other stage was talking out of her behind.
cnn and cbs ? hah
the eye

Garden Grove, CA

#418 Oct 3, 2008
Liberal and Proud wrote:
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Don't tell me that this stupid b.s. is still going around. Obama produced his birth records (the only presidential candidate that had to in the history of this country). We're still waiting for mccains medical records.
No, he didn't. He put an "alleged" copy on his website.

Again, you can't think of any logical reason why Obama will not spring for the $10 and provide an authentic certified copy of his birth certificate, rather than a picture of one on his website. Don't feel bad, I can't think of a good reason, either, other than he is hiding something. So, again:

All Obama would have to do to dispel all of these rumors about his citizenship is to provide an authentic copy of his birth certificate to the court, to the plaintiff, or even to a credible media outlet. The fact that he will not do so is very suspect.

Iíd like to ask you a question. Considering the fact that there is no private information about Barack Obama on his birth certificate that we donít already know, CAN YOU THINK OF ANY LOGICAL REASON THAT OBAMA WOULD REFUSE TO PROVIDE A CERTIFIED COPY OF HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

Iíll be waiting for your answer.
Sue

Mount Prospect, IL

#420 Oct 3, 2008
Liberal and Proud wrote:
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Don't tell me that this stupid b.s. is still going around. Obama produced his birth records (the only presidential candidate that had to in the history of this country). We're still waiting for mccains medical records.
McCain's medical records have been released and reviewed - all 1000+ pages. Obama submitted 1 page for his medical records - heard this being discussed on a talk show (democratic slant) today.
incognita

Chicago, IL

#421 Oct 3, 2008
Palin won? Not according to the polls:

CNN/Opinion Research Biden 51 Palin 36
CBS Biden 46 Palin 21
Fox Biden 61 Palin 39
And on MSNBC: Biden has 71% to Palin's 29%

And with indies:
Survey USA Biden 51% Palin 32%
Undecided 17%

MediaCurves.com tracked independent voters, showing them breaking to Biden 67% to Palin 33%.

So much for Palin. She's an empty suit who can read cue cards, speak well in public and stick to the talking points. That's about it.

And I dont' think I could take 4 years of 'gosh golly geewhiz doggone' accentuated with a wink. Ugh.

Since: Feb 08

Novi, MI

#422 Oct 3, 2008
jference wrote:
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Agree! Have you ever seen a photo of Wasilla? Not the Andy Griffith and Opie town she professes it to be. It is a rather unattractive town. She uses reverse elistims with this small town "values" crap. She is trying to resurrect the class wars we've seen in the past. Now very pathetic!
Typos sorry about that. Should read She uses revers elitism and I meant to type How very pathetic!
Excited Again

Carpentersville, IL

#423 Oct 3, 2008
Independent2 wrote:
Don't forget about the high rate of violent crime in Alaska. One of the highest in the country.
Don't forget about the number of MURDERS in the State that Obama is Senator of, Illinois. Obama wants to stop the war in Iraq, yet more Americans die in Obama's home state of Illinois than in the WAR. Maybe he has been at grammar school so long learning how to give speeches he doesn't have time to help solve the problems in his own backyard. Shameful.

Since: Sep 08

Lisle IL

#424 Oct 3, 2008
Excited Again wrote:
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Don't forget about the number of MURDERS in the State that Obama is Senator of, Illinois. Obama wants to stop the war in Iraq, yet more Americans die in Obama's home state of Illinois than in the WAR. Maybe he has been at grammar school so long learning how to give speeches he doesn't have time to help solve the problems in his own backyard. Shameful.
And Wasilla, Alaska became the meth capital of the state while Palin was mayor. And Alaska has the highest per capita rate of rape of any state in the nation. Maybe she has been in the tanning bed so long she doesn't have time to help solve the problems in her own back yard. Shameful.

See how stupid that sounds?

Oh, and to show how your statement is even more asinine--during Obama's tenure as a State Senator (1997-2004) the murder rate in Chicago FELL by 40%.

Alaska's murder rate since Palin took office is HIGHER than Illinois; the rate of forcible rape is more than 230% HIGHER than Illinois during Palin's term, and the rate of Aggravated Assault is over 60% HIGHER than Illinois during Palin's term.

And rates in Illinois are going down while rates in Alaska are going up.

And you are late for your meeting of the TFM Club.
Keep it real

Houston, TX

#427 Oct 4, 2008
Send this women back to Alaska, Canada or wherever she's from. You all know this women is not qualified to VP. Stop trying to make white-women as you all have done so many times before. This Paula mess is rediclious and somebody needs to say so---she's a joke or should I say the ones who is pushing for her is a joke. Stop trying to make a white women!!!!!
Jane

Newport Beach, CA

#428 Oct 4, 2008
Wow! I came to this column late but I'm so thankful to find someone finally articulating what has been driving me crazy. I love my country. I consider myself a good person and a good citizen. Why does the fact that I'm from an urban area make me less of an authentic American?
Citizen

University Park, IL

#430 Oct 4, 2008
Sarah for President wrote:
ATENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION!!!!!
NEWS FLASH!
Last night's results are now known! Sarah Palin won 82% of the Uncommited Voters!! WOW!
Not since Reagan has a large number of Uncommited Voters voted in this high a number! 82% of the Uncommited Voters will vote for Sarah Palin for Vice-President of America!
The 82% put the Dem's here and most other places where unfriendly comments about Sarah Palin has been made, way out in Left Field! Left Field, that where all you Dem's are that believe the Used Car Salesman Biden! Any other place would make you right! I know now you hard core Dem's want to right. Right?
The independent voters in the CBS and CNN polls selected Biden by a wide margin over Palin.
Citizen

University Park, IL

#431 Oct 4, 2008
dave_psl_fl wrote:
<quoted text>cnn and cbs ? hah
As opposed to FOX, which is a bastion of independence.
Citizen

University Park, IL

#432 Oct 4, 2008
dave_psl_fl wrote:
<quoted text>blah,blah,blah........ ..msnbc after the debate said palin was better
you know the left wing liberal msnbc
No, what MSNBC actually said is that Sarah Palin did not act like Kelly Bundy, which is a tremedous improvement for Palin.
buyerbeware

AOL

#433 Oct 4, 2008
Keep it real wrote:
Send this women back to Alaska, Canada or wherever she's from. You all know this women is not qualified to VP. Stop trying to make white-women as you all have done so many times before. This Paula mess is rediclious and somebody needs to say so---she's a joke or should I say the ones who is pushing for her is a joke. Stop trying to make a white women!!!!!
What are you smoking --or snorting?
buyerbeware

AOL

#434 Oct 4, 2008
Citizen wrote:
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As opposed to FOX, which is a bastion of independence.
As opposed to Chrissie Matthews (of the chills up my legs when I hear Obama speak)? or Keith Oberfurhrer and Rachel Madcow? All of MSNBC a station known throughout America for its fairness and objectivity. LOL
Bill Dwyer

Westchester, IL

#436 Oct 4, 2008
Rural America, birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan and the incubator of Creationism. But, please, by all means, go ahead and tell the rest of us about morality and intellect.
Bill Dwyer

Westchester, IL

#437 Oct 4, 2008
And while your at it, discuss the rampant methamphetamine crisis strangling rural, not urban, America.
barbwire

Medford, MA

#438 Oct 4, 2008
Ken in Va wrote:
I think Sarah needs to get a grip on life elsewhere than a place where the Salmon out-number the people by 100 to 1. She is an idiot and I will not vote for McCain because his first major decision was to pick a VP and he insulted us by picking a "skirt" Sorry but its the truth and it will cost him the office of President for it.
It doesn't bother me that he picked a female to run as VP. I doesn't like the idea he picked an unqualified female.
barbwire

Medford, MA

#439 Oct 4, 2008
I meant I don't like the idea of an unqualified female

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