ARE Alex Salmond and Sarah Palin Facebook friends, I wonder?
The Alaskan governor and her hordes of hangers, gun nuts, homophobes, secessionists and government-haters constantly send out the message that any criticisim of their candidate or their party isn’t just wrong – it’s unpatriotic.
If you don’t support the Republicans – or more precisely, if you support the Democrats – then you must hate your country.
And then there’s Alex and his gang of supporters. Yes, they love Scotland, but they hate their opponents much, much more. And if anyone dares criticise the SNP, why, that’s because they hate Scotland, they think the Scottish people are too stupid to run their own country.
Listening to The World This Weekend today, I even heard nationalist lickspittle objective commentator Iain Macwhirter buy into this lie. He told the programme that in 2007 the Labour Party had told the Scottish electorate:
“…you can’t stand up, you’re useless, your too wee…”
Really, Iain? Labour actually said that? I’d be interested to see the proof of that.
What he is doing, of course, is buying into Salmond-speak, or Palin-speak, if you like. Any rational criticism of the SNP/Republicans is twisted and deliberately misinterpreted so that it becomes an attack on Scotland/America itself. And if you’re a Labour/Democrat politician, that means you’re a Unionist/Liberal who can’t be trusted with the reigns of power.
Status update: Alex is smirking.
Status update: Sarah is gosh darnit, just lovin’ her country so much… etc..