Palin provides an old-fashioned rabble-rousing appeal to patriotism but this woman is dangerous. And here and here. Jingoistic stupidity and far more dangerous than the largely empty rhetoric of Obama with its economic stupidity. Palin reminds me of a scene from Altman's Nashville - 'you may say that I 'aint free but it don't bother me'. When will America wake up from this nightmare? Hollywood has consumed Washington.
Update: Paul Krugman sees the Republican tactics as a dishonest, strategy that seeks to encourage resentment.