Perhaps It Doesn’t Matter What You Actually Say but Only How You Say It
At the GOP’s rally against the Iran nuclear deal, one of the featured speakers was Sarah Palin, who said the following:
“So up there in Alaska, across the way Russia. You know there is a name for this taking advantage of America. There is a Russian name for that. And it is called fortushka. And that means Obama’s window of opportunity. So as Obama leads from behind the skirt of his right-hand man, Valerie Jarrett, then it’s up to Congress to close that window. He may propose. You dispose, Congress. You gotta be in it to win it because we want peace. With unapologetic mighty red, white, and blue, will have peace.”
Most progressive commentators who have reported on this speech—including Rachel Maddow and the Daily Kos–have simply asked rhetorically whether anyone has a clue about what she may have been trying to say.
But several things do…
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