Okay, look at this. Sarah Palin criticizes Obama’s silly new restrictions on America’s use of nuclear weapons. She says, “It’s unbelievable. Unbelievable. No administration in America’s history would, I think, ever have considered such a step… Y’know, that’s kinda like getting out there on the playground with a bunch of kids ready to fight and one of the kids saying, ‘Go ahead, punch me in the face and I’m not gonna retaliate.’”
Asked about it on ABC’s Good Morning, America, the president responded, “Last I checked, Sarah Palin’s not much of an expert on nuclear issues.” He added: “I would say… that if the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff are comfortable with it, I’m probably going to take my advice from them and not from Sarah Palin.”
What I find wonderful about this exchange is that Sarah Palin in her down-home everyday lingo makes a perfectly reasonable argument, whereas Obama, with his elite, superior, “one of us” haughtiness essentially responds with a meaningless ad hominem attack. Which sums up the tea party versus leftist clash perfectly. The tea party is full of ordinary people talking good, logical sense. The left is full of hyper-educated elites spewing insults and garbage. Palin: 1, Obama: 0. You betcha.