In the summer of 2008, the only folks who knew about Sarah Palin were Alaskan residents. The small business owner who became Mayor then Governor was leading an uneventful life until a tap came on the shoulder from GOP Presidential nominee John McCain. Its been a whirlwind since.
The fact that she added life to McCain’s miserable campaign and made him somewhat competitive put her on the political map for the 2012 Presidential race. We all know the barbecue she went through then and continues to go through to this day. The liberal media and leftwing blogs crucify her and/or her family daily to make themselves feel important in delivering their progressive message. Why the fury? Palin represents everything progressive liberals hate: Palin believes in God, guns, limited government, lower taxes, capitalism, a strong military, and the American Way. Feminists despise her pro-life stand as well as the fact she knowingly brought her son Trigg into the world with Down’s Syndrome. Liberals and feminists believe Palin represents the worst of the red neck gene pool and want her type eradicated.
So, why is the Republican “establishment” gearing up to keep Palin down? Does she not represent the Party Platform? While the obvious answer is that she does represent the Party Platform, what she does not represent is the moderate wing of the Party and moderate leaders in charge. The reality is that a Palin Presidency could very well eliminate moderate leadership opportunity in the Republican Party for years.
So how do they combat the “Palin Factor”? There is an unholy alliance being forged between the liberals and RINO leaders to whitewash Palin and her credibility to win a shot at the 2012 Presidency. Want proof? Let’s examine the evidence.
Exhibit A – Criticizing Palin’s “choices” in the US Senate Races:
They started by criticizing of her backing of specific individuals in the US Senate race. Specifically Joe Miller in Alaska, Sharron Angle in Nevada, Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, and Ken Buck in Colorado. Well, lets dig a little deeper into those choices. Turns out Palin was spot on by backing Miller, as Murkowski, the Republican turned Independent back to Republican incumbent, is already back to pork projects for special interests with earmarks in the recent Senate Omnibus plan http://shybarbarian.com/2010/12/christmas-comes-early-corrupt-rino-murkowski-pays-back-indian-supporters-ten-fold/. Sharron Angle was taking on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the landslide of money he brought to the table. Most of the conservatives in Nevada had left over the poor economy and Angle still came close to knocking off Reid. O’Donnell was running in a deep blue state that had little chance of victory in the first place, but Palin’s efforts for O’Donnell made the race competitive. Buck came very close in Colorado in a state that went from red in 2004 to deep blue by 2008 due to a decade long effort by Democrats. Ever wonder why the Democrat Convention was held in Denver? Do some surfing on “The Colorado Model” and get full detail on how this happened. It is the blueprint the Dems have had for turning red states blue. The Weekly Standard had a great article in 2008 on it: http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/316nfdzw.asp. Giddy from too much Tea Party support and the political caffeine it injected into the party, RINO leaders in the US Senate whined that Palin’s 4 choices cost them a majority in the upper chamber http://www.examiner.com/post-partisan-in-national/republicans-turn-on-sarah-palin-jim-demint-for-losing-the-senate. Having been in DC in the summer of 2009 , I personally know Republicans were viewed as having a snowball’s chance in hell of gaining enough Senate seats to be near a push, much less a majority. To now hear them complaining about Palin screwing it up for them is ridiculous.
Exhibit B – Get Republican Moderates to criticize her resume:
Joe Scarborough, the former Florida Congressman and lawyer, blasted Palin in an opinion he gave on November 30 http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45687.html. Joe came out and used the liberal left agenda of accusing Palin of “antiintellectualism” (some serious scrabble points for that one Joe!) that MSNBC is known for. In the same rant, he states that if the “…party of Ronald Reagan, Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio wants to return to the White House anytime soon, it’s time that Republican leaders started standing up and speaking the truth to Palin”. Are Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio iconic enough to be mentioned with Reagan? Was Reagan ever accused of being an intellectual? Isn’t Barry O the greatest intellectual ever elected? Stuff the intellectual BS Joe – the libs at MSNBC have completed their lobotomy of you.
Guess Joe was following the lead of columnist Mona Cheren, who had chimed in the week before: http://patriotpost.us/opinion/mona-charen/2010/11/19/why-sarah-palin-shouldnt-run/. She echoes lamentations of a Palin run, citing two critical flaws in her presidential-less demeanor: 1. Lack of a proven record; 2. Weakness on substance. Hmm, if my memory recalls Palin ran a small business with her husband (Todd still operates it today), she was a Mayor, and she has been a Governor. All of these are volumes more than Obama or many of the so-called Republican front-runners. While she did exodus early from the Gov position, that had more to do with digging herself out of a mountain of financial debt that Alaskan RINO’s had piled on her with false ethics charges she had to defend.