Overheard on CNN.com: No, LZ, Palin really is a fool
Sarah Palin greets supporters after a speech last month at a Tea Party of America event in Indianola, Iowa.
October 6th, 2011
04:19 PM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: No, LZ, Palin really is a fool

Comment of the Day:

"I never once thought of it this way. Sarah Palin truly is a political/financial/social genius. I always thought she was an idiot. But she has nearly infinite fame in this nation, and she has hardly accomplished a thing since she resigned from governor. My hat is off to her." - KGColorado

Sarah Palin proves she's no fool

Palin will not seek presidential nomination

Sarah Palin is charismatic, beautiful and a leader, writes CNN.com columnist LZ Granderson. By deciding not to join the race for the GOP nomination, she can "continue to influence national politics" without having to make a decision or offer solutions. And that, he says, makes her smart. Some CNN.com readers were intrigued by the idea, but most disagreed.

Pseudo said, "No, she's still a fool. But even a broken clock is right twice a day." billybob22 said, "We love you Sarah. ... on Mars."

4sanity said, " 'Palin represented a brand of conservative politics that was Twitterable and ... instrumental in the rise of the tea party.' Emphasis on the Twit part."

dmnewberg said, "I disagree with you, Mr. Granderson, about Sarah Palin's popularity. While wildly popular among T-Party members, polls have shown she has low approval ratings among even Republicans."

Many replied to Jray01, who asked, "If the left had to think of one thing they hate most about Palin what would it be? What makes her so unlikable?"

NoFoolJule said, "Jray, she is a complete idiot. Which of her policies do you like, or are you just into soundbites?"

glynnmack said, "Her 'Christianity' isolates anyone who doesn't share her very specific beliefs. She lacks depth and speaks only in talking points. That this lack of substance can appeal to people is what many dislike about her. The dislike is both for her and the people who idolize her."

AGoodwin said, "When so many were making racial remarks about Obama at some of her events, she never once confronted them to tell them that it is wrong. She would bring her Evangelical pro-life movement to the White House. I also think that she is very divisive in her own party."

BigLebowskii said, "I LOL at Palin, in the heartiest manner possible. Her profound ignorance of all logic and reason is embarrassingly hilarious. I thank Palin for all the laughs! Her running for President was either one of two things, she was either trolling us or suffering from severe dementia. Either way this will make a great premise for a comedy movie titled 'President Palin'."

Cain: Not rich? No job? Blame yourself

Big Banks and Wall Street are not the problems: "If you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself," GOP candidate Herman Cain said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. CNN.com readers were almost universally appalled.

Trenee' said, "Our CEO was making $26,000 a week; that was my annual salary. They laid me off to save money. Cain should go back to pizza."

rs said, "Wow! So, the Republicans crash the economy, lose millions of jobs, do nothing to create jobs or help the middle class. Then Cain says it's our fault if we don't have a job or we aren't rich. Unbelieveable! They are so out of touch! The GOP/Tea party economic terrorists gunning for you!"

Orchid333 said, "So when my 64-year-old mother was laid off from a company that she'd worked at for 8 years, that's somehow HER fault? Saying countless small businesses (and my friends) went under and had shut their doors because of their own misgivings is absolute absurdity! They couldn't get bank loans, they couldn't get new business, they couldn't go on with no income thanks to the '08 economic failure, and for Cain to somehow blame them is by far the most idiotic thing I've heard yet."

But there were a few who agreed with him.

Randy said, "Amen to Cain. As long as there are 'Help Wanted' signs out, or classifieds in the paper, it shows there are lazy people out there. I agree with many of you that the initial lay off may not be an individual's fault, but being out of work for 2 years is just a plain failure on your part. You really do need to look in the mirror."

Doug said, "When you have 100K in student loans and a liberal arts degree, then you should blame yourself."

But Robita replied, "Can you tell me what engineers like myself should have done to prevent our jobs being sent overseas? Because when I became an engineer in the 90's it was a solid career move. Doug, you are an idiot who I hope gets to experience some hard times soon, because I'll tell ya brother, unless you are a millionaire, you are not bulletproof in this day and age."

Greg said, "Herman Cain is a cool dude. A true breath of fresh air and a guy that actually has ANSWERS to America's problems." Jilli replied, "So FU is an answer to America's unemployment issues? Wow. I want MY country back."

Kari said, "It's nearly impossible to differentiate between GOP candidates and 'Saturday Night Live' characters."

Do your views align with these commenters' thoughts? Post a comment below or sound off on video.

Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.

soundoff (66 Responses)
  1. lolatpalin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfjOJnqI9PM < stuff like this proves she is a fool, and nothing more than a political tool.

    October 6, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Voltaire

    Don't blame the Federal Reserve (which Cain was an employee of for some time) for keeping interest rates at levels that did not reflect the true market value. The Federal Reserve and the government that allows its existence are the sole parties responsible for the Depression this country has found itself in (don't kid yourself, it is a depression). So long as the Fed continues to print money and influence the interest rates at which it's worthless money is loaned, the economy will at best stagnate for years to come.

    Cain can't be trusted, Perry's a joke, Palin's a ditz, and every other Republicrat and/or Neocon has only his/her campaign donor's interests at heart. Ron Paul is the only true candidate that can fix this country, if only people could look past the slander and ridicule that the media throws at him or their intentional failure to even mention him at all. Don't think that there isn't a reason the media treats Ron Paul like he is crazy or doesn't exist. It is because they are afraid that he is the one man who really will dismantle the corrupt establishment that is the U.S. Government.

    October 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BobNAlabama

    A turd smells as bad by any other name.

    October 6, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    I DONT CARE HOW STUPID SHE IS, SHE IS FREAKIN HOT! BUT I DONT WANT HER TO BE POTUS. WHEN SHE TALKS SHE DOES HAVE 100% OF MY ATTENTION'!!!! NO PUN INTENDED,IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!!!

    October 6, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Concern about jobs

    little drak.(i agree)

    October 6, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    HAHA, HE'S NOT SO LITTLE.AND IT'S NOT YOUR CONCERN!

    October 6, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Hey, Drakorex1.
    Thanks for your...ahem...party "member" update, lol!

    October 6, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    HI BANASY©,THANKYOU. YOU HAVE TO ADMIT SHE'S PRETTYER THAN BARRY

    October 6, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    @Drakorex1:
    Well, yeah, but nobody ever said Barry would look good in drag...you crack me up!

    October 6, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    I THINK IT WAS HOMER SIMSON THAT ONCE SAID, YOU CAN PUT LIPSTICK AND A DRESS ON A PIG AND IT WOULD BE MORE ATTRACTIVE. THINK ABOUT IT .IT WOULD BE KINDA CUTE!

    October 6, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    This is truly a letdown. Sarah Palin couldn't possibly do any worse as President than Barack Obama is doing right now and she's a lot prettier than he is. Then again, almost anybody can do better than Obama as President including me!!!

    October 6, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. the Prophet

    hi benasy how are you....lol yes indeed... this cow from Alaska can only do one thing a BJ who would like one get on line now. she will never get close to work at the white house not even as a BJ expert ho wait maybe that!!!

    October 6, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Well said, fake banasy. I'm a lot prettier that Obama, and I could do better as President than you.

    @Drakorex1:
    Was that the episode where he was making the pig walk on the ceiling?

    October 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    @the prophet:
    I'm fine, thanks, and you?
    Just to let you know, I didn't write the 7:09 post. It's the george Patton troll again.
    I will give you one thing: Sarah Palin is *great* entertainment...

    October 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  15. the Prophet

    lol my friend readers.... i empower you to say your piece or forever hold you piece

    October 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
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