Actually I just remembered that it's impossible to take her seriously. It's pretty hard to imagine her being a dictator of Alaska nevermind anywhere else. As such, if she did become dictator, I think the American population would fear itself more than they would fear her.
absolutely. She intends to make Glenn Beck her VP and put all the liberals in work camps.
I look forward to regular employment again.
I kinda like her even if she is stupid.
Only the president can enforce the law, and unless 2/3 of the Senate vote to impeach (you need a majority vote in the House to even begin the trial) then there is no check at all on their "style" for enforcing it. Palin could easy appoint people who on the one hand (Bush's appointees were very guilty of this, which is why Obama's team is overburdened now trying to deal with the consequences of years of mismanagement), while purging the Senate. She's tried before... as major of Wassilla she tried to purge the local library of people who disagreed with her, but found she didn't have the authority. As governor, she fired the chief of police because he refused to fire an ex-relative of hers who was working for the department. In an interview with Barbara Walters she insisted that if elected vice president she would "purge" the government of corruption from the top to the bottom, however when pressed she didn't respond what the criterion for identifying "corruption" would be.
All these signs point to an intent to wield power about like Adolph ****** did as chancellor of Germany. As chancellor, ****** made sure that his allies got to do whatever they wanted, while his opponents were unfairly persecuted. So very likely the KKK would be marching in the streets again, with large, emboldened numbers; we could be back to the days of lynching; creationism would be mandated to be taught in schools; every abortion clinic closed, etc. But after two years of Palin rule you'd actually have a resurgent Democratic Party with numbers in both chambers far beyond anything you've ever seen, probably enough to impeach her and to force through an agenda the likes of which none of us could predict.... And then there's the possibility that she wouldn't accept impeachment, but would initiate a civil war as a factor of her inability to rationalize compromise.
The point is that the U.S. is too feckless this day in age to resist the assertion by a president of dictatorial powers. Plus you never know what kinds of terror she might preside over if she had a convenient. The parallels between her and ****** are stark in that respect, because in the Communists ****** had a punching bag/rationale for dictatorial exercises of his own. All things considered the situation in the United States today is very, very similar to what it was in Germany in the 1930s: high unemployment, a united Right driven by fury over progressive reforms, and an active foreign/domestic enemy. They talk about how racists and xenophobes elected the Nazis to the legislature... but what they talk less about was that the center-Right Nationalists -- the 1930s German equivalent to the Tea Party -- were a key element of ******'s rise to the Chancellorship. He eventually turned on them of course -- their entire leadership with extinguished the night the German president died and ****** assumed emergency decree powers. Nor did ****** ever actually undo the German constitution: he was legally chancellor right right up to his suicide in 1945, enabled by emergency decree clauses.
Of course she will become dictator. She obviously has the support of most of the people of the US.
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Sarah Palin is just my lackey, the hot librarian woman intended to bring the penis-endowed males to my cause! The truth is... I intend to become dictator!
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That tea-party wouldn't be too bad for america.
But you might be right. She might turn tail and run. It's evidence she has APD, but I'm not sure what that means in terms of a courageous personality like her in comparison to a APD/discordant like ******. But it's really all a matter of whether she would give up in the face of opposition (like she did in Alaska), or fight back. Courage has many forms, some strange.
She gave up in the face of more money and media exposure.
Think about it: a primary goal after becoming president is fundraising for a library, or some other sign of personal legacy. Granted that doesn't sound like Palin, but the question is begged what the hell she would aspire to after leaving office. I mean what else would she do?
Let's ask a simpler question: what would Newt Gingerich do as president, because you can't help but imagine that they would govern sorta similarly.
I could sooner see Palin becoming the Cupcake Empress before stepping down as president. I think for her to step down as president the way she did in Alaska would be seriously imperil her identity as a celebrity, because I'd think that showing such disrespect for voters would persuade conservatives to on the one hand seek that an example be made of those who abandon the presidency (there could be a criminal prosecution), and on the other to see her as a fraud.
So yeah if she gets in there I don't see her not either starting a civil war to deflect criticism from her administration, or going to jail. Or she tries to use a war with Iran to insulate herself, but after Iraq I don't think most of the country would be willing to follow her. One of the key factors in Obama's favor is that after Iraq the American Left is unwilling to sign on to any other war by a Republican president... there is too much distrust. I don't think this distrust will linger, but it will have to be overcome by a Republican candidate who wins over Left-leaners by praising Obama, not by condemning him. This is why I think Jindal is not running in 2012, and I do think Jindal will be the 45th president.