It’s been 8 years since that astonishing day that John McCain tapped Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate. Since that painful moment, Sarah has proven herself to be just as ignorant, vicious, and bigoted as she was then. Only a few things have changed. (1) Bristol is on her third/fourth/fifth pregnancy. (2) Shailey Tripp is no longer working for Todd. (3) Track has fathered two children out of wed lock. (4) Sarah is 8 years older. She has attempted to change her hair, breast size, hair color, facial contour, glasses, but has totally failed to educate herself about political issues. Sarah has turned on Ted Cruz (She endorsed Trump instead of Cruz) Sarah has turned on Lisa Murkowski, the Republican Senator from Alaska. Sarah has turned on John McCain. (Sarah endorsed Trump and he doesn’t like losers). Now she’s turned on Trump.
Now she’s reverted back to attacking President Obama, and making references to slavery. She said:
“Fail baby Fail,” “Obama’s destructive ‘energy plan’ enslaves America to unfriendly nations, which he’s been warned about for eight years.”
Thus in one Facebook post Sarah Palin tried to revive the “Drill Baby Drill” slogan, lodge another attack on Obama even though he has days, not months, left in office, and make inappropriate references to slavery.
Palin was complaining about Obama recent executive order blocking oil and gas drilling in Arctic and Atlantic oceans
The order came after hundreds of kayaktivists protested drilling in the Arctic and the Port of Seattle being used as a port for the Shell Oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer.
This was another attempt by President Obama to solidify his environmental legacy. This order withdraws hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land in the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean from new offshore oil and gas drilling. Obama used a little-known law called the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to protect large portions of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas in the Arctic and a string of canyons in the Atlantic stretching from Massachusetts to Virginia. In addition to a five-year moratorium already in place in the Atlantic, removing the canyons from drilling puts much of the eastern seaboard off limits to oil exploration even if companies develop plans to operate around them.
The announcement by the White House late in the afternoon was coordinated with similar steps being taken by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to shield large areas of that nation’s Arctic waters from drilling. Neither measure affects leases already held by oil and gas companies and drilling activity in state waters.
This is not the first time Obama has used the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. He did it to safeguard Alaska’s Bristol Bay in 2014, and again last year to protect part of Alaska’s Arctic coast. The president has protected 125 million acres in the region in the last two years, according to a fact sheet issued by the White House. Sarah probably didn’t know about those.
These areas Obama is trying to protect are widely recognized as major biodiversity hotspots that are critical to fisheries. The canyons provide deep water corals used by a wide array of fish. The area also provides habitat “for . . . deepwater corals, deep diving beaked whales, commercially valuable fishes, and significant numbers of habitat-forming soft and hard corals, sponges, and crabs,” the White House said.
Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, called it “a historic victory in our fight to save our Arctic and Atlantic waters, marine life, coastal communities and all they support.” Carter Roberts, president and chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund, applauded what he called “a bold decision” that “signals some places are just too important not to protect.”
Moreover the country is not in need of additional oil resources. The current oil in the Arctic represents a mere one tenth of one percent of the nation’s oil production overall. World oil production is in balance. The long decline in U.S. crude oil production appears to be over. September 2016 output increased 60,000 bopd. Thus, the limits on drilling isn’t “enslaving” America. Obama has protected the country.
So it’s been 8 years of Sarah Palin attacking Obama and making inappropriate references to slavery. No other celebrity or political figure has ever devoted so many years to attacking a politician without any alternative proposals. No other person has absolved themself of any responsibility for making any positive change while pretending to care about acts of those in power.
We are tired of the same old whine from Sarah Palin. I’d rather listen to the Four Tops: