Palin doubles down
WASILLA, ALASKA: Not content to figuratively put Democratic lawmakers in her gun sights, Fox News analyst and former Half-Governor Palin doubled down today, releasing a chilling new image on her website:
A companion Facebook post threatened a full-blown nuclear “Sarahpocalypse” to “take back” America.
The Facebook post urged Palin supporters to consider the benefits of decimating certain sections of the country to achieve a return to founding values:
“With the most pro-abortion president in the history of the world ‘transforming’ our country into an socialist abortion-lovers’ paradise and installing abortion vending machines and death panels on every corner, our country is being ‘transformed’ in unwanted ways. It’s time for Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America to take a stand.
“Now some might say exploding nuclear bombs on non-pro-America parts of America is a drastic solution. I say you can’t make a pro-America omelet without literally breaking some anti-American eggs and frying up some elitist bacon.”
While many reacted to Palin’s proposal with shock and horror, others seemed nonplussed:
“I don’t think it’s particularly helpful,” President Obama said. “But we’ll continue to reach across the aisle and try to work with Republicans in a bipartisan way. That’s clearly what the American people expect.”
Others expressed support and even enthusiasm for Palin’s “Sarahpocalypse” plan:
“This will be better than the little starbursts,” said Rich Lowry, National Review Online editor. “I’m sure I won’t be the only male in America who will sit up a little straighter on the couch when viewing Sarah’s radiant glow.”
News analysts were divided about the possible effect of simultaneous nuclear detonations on Democratic strongholds:
“Let’s go to the map and break this down,” said CNN’s John King, sweeping his hand dramatically over an in-studio screen. “We’re talking millions of votes here, even in a mid-term election. I think this move would almost guarantee big gains for the GOP in both the House and Senate this fall. It would unquestionably be bad news for the Democrats.”
“Not so fast,” cautioned MSNBC analyst Chuck Todd. “It depends entirely on the BDA [bomb damage assessment]. Let’s not forgot a lot of those Democrats will survive. And they will be pissed!”
Fox News analysts were united in their enthusiasm for the plan. Rupert Murdoch revealed a disaster recovery strategy put in place when the network brought Palin on board as an analyst, in which broadcasting equipment and network centers were built in underground shelters on Palin’s Alaska property, in addition to her home studio:
“Though our New York studios will obviously be consumed in a holy flame, it won’t disrupt our operations,” the media mogul noted. “In fact, I believe our ratings will soar.”
Neither Palin’s new SarahPACalypse site nor her Facebook postings hint at a timetable for the proposed political maneuver. Reached at her Wasilla home, Palin winked and said, “Stay tuned!”