Here is an exchange I had with a typical know-nothing, MSU wingnut on Townhall posting by "Ken", who chose the unenviable task of trying to defend Sarah Palin. You can't parody these people, and it is amazing what cult like qualities they are starting to exhibit:
My opening statement:
You people are hilarious. It's as if you are all suffering from some sort of mass delusion. Answered the questions adequately? She didn't answer them at all! "All of them" is not an answer. Rambling about Putin is not an answer. Yammering about generalities when the question was to actually name a court case is not an answer. Ignoring debate questions and reading from cue cards is not an answer. The only way Palin's answers could have been less adequate would have been for her to say "de do do do, de da da da" each time.
Any objective intelligent person can see that Palin doesn't know her arse from arugula, is faking it, and is uniformly unqualified for the position she seeks. That so many of you, along with columnists like Tyrrell, are selling out your integrity supporting this fraud shows just how much stock we should put in all this "values voters" and "putting America first" nonsense. The only value you people seem to have is "support the Republicans, no matter how badly we have to lie to do it, and no matter how incompetent the candidate". And this is coming from a person who has voted straight Republican/libertarian for 20 years.
Luckily for America, most of the voters are seeing the light, and the Republicans are headed for the landslide loss this incompetent candidate, and my once proud party that has sunk to supporting her, so richly deserves.
"I'll bet Sarah Palin knows that FDR wasn't president in 1929, and that national television didn't exist at that time. That's more than Joe Biden knows. I can't expect you to understand that, though, since you're neither objective nor intelligent.
Your 'once proud party' does not support Palin, since you are obviously a Democrat. You liberal hacks need to find yourselves some new material."
Thanks Ken for proving my point: when you don't like reality, make stuff up. I am in fact a 20 year Republican voter (Reagan, GHW Bush^2, Dole, W^2), as are many who are moving away from that party as a result of its increasingly anti-intellectual attitudes. Nominating Palin was the last straw for most of us. You can't accept that reality, and must pretend that we are all "liberal hacks" and/or Democrats. You sound just like the creationist nuts that think anyone who accepts evolution must be an atheist, despite the overwhelming data to the contrary. But to heck with reality when it conflicts with your ideals. That's the new Republican party in a nutshell.
Your comparison of Palin's complete lack of knowledge to Biden's misplacement of FDR's depression commentary to the nation by a few years proves my point further. The two aren't even remotely similar. It's as if they were sitting in Kentucky, were asked where they were, and Biden said "Kansas" while Palin said "The Kremlin", and you're comparing the two.
And once again, we see that you guys can't deal with facts, and must speculate and pretend you have facts instead. We don't know what Palin knows about FDR or television, you simply made that up. But we do know she thought the founding fathers wrote the pledge of allegiance, which again dwarfs any mistake anyone else (including McCain) has made. It also makes it highly unlikely your speculation is correct.
Keep burying your heads in the sand, and ignoring reality. Your time screwing up the country ends Nov. 4th with a FDR-like rout.
"You're only proving my point. That [making shit up] seems to be the modus operandi for most of you liberals. Why do you have to pretend you're a Republican when you're obviously a lifelong Democrat? Yeah, that's what they all say.
Your denial of any similarity proves my point further. You have a double standard, as do most liberals. The fact is, Joe Biden is a liar, a plagiarist and an idiot. Why can't you face that fact?
If Obama wins, he'll have more in common with Carter than FDR. Carter won in '76, but his honeymoon was short-lived. I predict Obama's honeymoon will be even shorter."
You have no evidence that I'm a lifelong Democrat, you simply make that up because you can't fathom a lifelong Republican seeing Palin for the fake she is. That's how cults think Ken. And get used to it, there are a lot of us. I'm also for gun rights, flat taxes, small government, the death penalty, and against affirmative action. You gonna deny that too?
What who all say? What are you making up now? You're saying all the people who think Palin is a twit claim they were once lifelong Republicans? Do you think about this stuff at all?
I just recognize the difference between someone making a small, insignificant error (ie Biden, and Quayle as well FWIW), and someone making errors that reveal a gross lack of understanding of the subject, a la Palin.
There's more, check out the link. Granted, it's sort of like tormenting the monkeys at the zoo, but the Republicans have been so mean spirited, so downright dishonest, and at the same time so smug this election, I just can't help myself.