Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Deport Her!

by Dick Mac

13 FEB 11: As comments have mentioned, this story was a hoax.

When I read that Sarah Palin said Christina Aguilera should be deported for botching the lyrics of the "Star Spangled Banner," because she doesn't know the basics about America, my head hurt.

Is this what the Tea Party really believes are the basics of America: song lyrics? I guess it would go along with the rest of their sophisticated agenda: flags and guns.

Palin got on the Sean Hannity radio show yesterday and said:
Quite frankly, Sean, public figures must be held accountable for what they say. Here's another case of an airhead diva going on TV, running her mouth off, sounding like a fool. She doesn't understand something so basic about America, yet we're supposed to tolerate her diva behavior? Americans can see through that, Sean.


Well, yes, public figures should be held accountable for the things they say. Especially when they say stupid, inflammatory things in an effort to destabilize our government, our nation, and our way of life. You know, like Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity.

Forget, for a moment, the old adage about pots and kettles, and consider what she is saying: forgetting the words to a song equates a lack of understanding of the basics of America and such a person who forgets said words should be deported.

Wow! There is plenty about Aguilera's performance to criticize, mostly her shitty rendition of the song; but to question her patriotism, call her names, and call for her deportation? Really? This is where the Tea Party goes with their philosophy?

This episode reminds me of the comedy video of dummies being afraid and wanting to protect the holiness of America (I may have published this before, so I apologize ahead of time if this is a repeat):

Remember: the agenda of the Tea Party includes the notion that if you forget the words to the national anthem, you should be deported.

Frankly, I was more offended by the crappy rendition of "America" by the woman from the cast of Glee. Let's deport her . . . or . . . no . . . wait . . . she isn't a Latina. Now, I get it!

edited 2/8/11 at 0959 to correct error in first paragraph


Steven Pofcher said...

Nice blog.
I liked Christines performance. So, she made a mistake. Stuff happens. I cannot believe all the hoopla over this.
I wonder if Sarah Palin knows all the words.

sarahm59 said...

As much as i hate Sarah Palin, this "interview" was a satirical piece. I was fooled at first. It is telling that it seemed so real...

AYY said...

It's now well established that whoever claimed that Sarah Palin said that, out and out lied. One of the commenters pointed out 2 days ago that it didn't happen. So why haven't you updated your post?