Sarah Palin and Paul Revere

You just can’t make this stuff up, which is why the real Sarah Palin is even nuttier than Tina Fey’s fake Palin.

With Palin failing history so completely, is it any wonder that everyone keeps comparing her and Michele Bachmann?

UPDATE: For all our readers who can’t acknowledge any mistakes by Sarah Palin even when her exact words are ridiculous and clearly inaccurate, here’s a reenactment from Steven Colbert that highlights the absurdity of what Palin said.

The few historians defending her had to alter what she actually said to come up with a plausible explanation. Normal people would just admit that they misspoke on some of the details, but Sarah Palin isn’t normal. She has to stand her ground on EVERYTHING, no matter how stupid or ridiculous she sounds. Her supporters are no different. They jumped on Wikipedia and tried to change the Paul Revere page to reflect Palin’s absurd account.

This just reflects how polarized we’ve become. Both sides make mistakes, and both sides have buffoons like Sarah Palin and blowhards like Micheal Moore. Just ask yourself one question – are you constantly defending the buffoons on your own side? If so you’ve lost all perspective, along with your sense of humor about the absurdity of politics.

This is going to be a fun political season . . .

Saturday Night Live kicks off the 2012 presidential campaign with a spoof of the GOP candidates, focusing on those that haven’t announced yet. Tina Fey returns as Sarah Palin and she knocks it out of the park is usual. Her best line: “First I want to acknowledge that this week we finally vanquished one of the world’s great villains, and I for one am thrilled to say good riddance to Katie Couric!”

Bill Hader was hilarious as a “scared and horny” Shepard Smith.

Darrell Hammond also returned to spoof Donald Trump with a spot-on imitation. Let’s hope we see more of him as well along with the rest of the confederacy of dunces.

Donald Trump joins the Confederacy of Dunces

REFILE – CORRECTING YEAR Donald Trump speaks during the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington February 10, 2011. The CPAC is a project of the American Conservative Union Foundation. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

With characters like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, we’ve been referring to the lunatic fringe of the potential Republican primary field as the confederacy of dunces. Many conservatives seem to have lost their mind when it comes to President Obama, so much so that they will rally around buffoons like Palin and Bachmann.

In order to appeal to the growing lunatic fringe, you have otherwise sensible candidates like Mike Huckabee joining in with idiotic comments about Kenya. We expect this garbage from bomb-throwers like Newt Gingrich, but hearing Huckabee go off the deep end is further evidence that the right wing has serious problems.

Now we have Donald Trump joining in on the idiocy. He’s now gone full birther, saying that he’s very “concerned” over whether President Obama was born in this country. Trump has always been a self-promoting charlatan despite his obvious success as a real estate mogul, but this is truly embarrassing.

The GOP establishment is rightfully terrified by the prospect of any of these dunces drawing real support in the primaries. It will be hilarious to watch, and these GOP “leaders” are getting what they deserved, as they embraced Sarah Palin and her anti-intellectual gibberish when it suited them, and now they have to live with the mass hysteria she and her ilk have whipped up on the right.

The Buffoonery of Newt Gingrich

The Republican primaries might be the best comedy show in decades if each member of the confederacy of dunces decides to run. Goofballs like Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann set the standard here, but other like Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee are doing their best to join this confederacy with their own idiotic statements.

And then we have Newt Gingrich, whose attempts to explain away his past adultery are pure comedy gold. Newt is smarter than buffoons like Palin and Bachman, but he’s also the smarmiest politician in recent memory. He’s mean-spirited and a hypocrite, and yet he thinks he can lecture others on morality. Lawrence O’Donnell has some fun with Newt’s most recent attempt to cite a “forgiving God.”

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Sarah Palin sinks to a new low

She’s a national embarrassment.

The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

This is what the right in America has come to, which shouldn’t be a surprise when one celebrates ignorance and mediocrity.

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