“During the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez” – late-night comic David Letterman, June 8, 2009, commenting on Sarah Palin’s appearance at a New York Yankees’ baseball game. Rodriguez is one of the team’s star players. Palin’s 14-year old daughter attended the game with her mother.
Palin “bought makeup at Bloomingdales to update her slutty flight attendant look” – Letterman on the same program.
“The hurricane (Gustav) is going to hit New Orleans about the time they start (the 2008 Republican national convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.) The timing is, at least it appears now, it will be there Monday. That just demonstrates God is on our side” – Don Fowler, former chairman of the national Democratic party.
Sarah Palin’s primary qualification to be John McCain’s running mate “seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion” – Carol Fowler, wife of Don Fowler and current chairwoman of the South Carolina Democratic party.
What do these comments have to do with Sarah Palin winning the presidency in 2012?
Well, possibly everything.
First it is important to understand who conservatives are. We are rational people who shun fanatic emotion and name-calling and extreme scenarios like believing that a hurricane disrupting our opponents means that God is on our side. Conservatives are not pathologically angry as liberals are – really it is anger at themselves – nor are conservatives hyper-sensitive about criticism as liberals are. If we were, George Bush would be in a mental hospital.
Just try criticizing a liberal, however, and you will see how they can’t take it one bit. Mention the terrible health and mortality statistics about homosexuals (facts, not opinion) and the gays go nuts. But gay attacks on everyone else are ongoing and repugnant. Think of Miss
And while you will hear conservatives make rare off-color remarks about a liberal, it generally is the other way around 99% of the time. The examples are endless. The 8-year media attack on George Bush sums it all up. It was simply awful.
The attacks on Sarah Palin have been dreadful. Letterman suggesting the rape of a 14-year old is the lowest thing imaginable. He claims the comments were aimed at Palin’s older 18-yeard-old daughter who got pregnant last year. Whatever the situation, candidates’ children should not be viciously attacked.
Imagine Letterman making a joke about Ted Kennedy as a lifeguard. That would be in the same vein. But you never will hear it. The Kennedys would go crazy. Imagine a racist joke about Michelle Obama having illegitimate children, and that Barack Obama really wasn’t the father of their daughters. Just think of the outrage. Yet that is the same level of tasteless humor that Letterman and the Democrats dish out against Palin every day.
And it is important to remember the tone. Because while the media may occasionally make fun of Biden,or even of Obama, those comments are always lightweight. But there always is anger and crudity in the remarks aimed at Palin, George Bush or Rush Limbaugh, like comic Wanda Sykes saying “Rush Limbaugh hopes the country fails? I hope his kidneys fail, how ’bout that?”
These are backbiting comments coming from vicious people who are out of control emotionally. But it is by dint of the erratic, shoot-from-the-hip commentary that Palin evokes that could make her a powerhouse for the 2012 election. Here is how:
It is important first to understand that liberals actually fear Palin. Because she is the “everywoman” that liberals claim to represent. And “superwoman” too. She pulled herself up and got elected governor of Alaska. She has 5 kids. She helped her husband with his small fishing business years ago. She prosecuted the kind of corruption that nurtured Obama. Her husband is a real man, not some pantywaist liberal from Manhattan. She went to college in Idaho, and not in New York or Boston.
In other words, Sarah Palin is much closer to the heart of America than most Democrat elites. And they know that.
That they are persistently attacking her is a sign that they are obsessed with her. Otherwise they would say nothing, but they indeed are concerned about Palin. She is one of the most talked-about political figures in America. And as the old saying goes, “I don’t care what they say about me, as long as they spell my name right.” Or: “Any publicity is good publicity.”
And while Palin has an appeal to those on the political right, liberals are very much concerned about her appeal to many in the political middle whose struggles she actually has lived. She also appeals to women. Many observers believe that she helped McCain substantially in the 2008 election.
So why should she run in 2012?
Two words: Ronald Reagan.
Two more words: George Bush.
Ronald Reagan and George Bush were two-term presidents whom the media hated and maligned. For those too young to know, the media treated Reagan (president 1981-1989) like a shallow, dangerous crackpot who couldn’t find his own car keys. He turned out to be one of our best presidents ever. And we saw what they did to Bush. It never, ever stopped. It was a pathological behavior that showed real dementia on the part of the left.
Bush and Reagan both presided over strong economies, fought successfully against our enemies, held fast to their values, were impugned ruthlessly by the media and retired without being consumed in the bitterness of a Democrat loser like Jimmy Carter, Al Gore or John Kerry. Gore’s kicking-and-screaming reaction to the Florida recount was ridiculous. Compare that to Republican Richard Nixon’s gracious acceptance of his 1960 presidential loss when the whole nation knew that John F. Kennedy’s father had stolen the election by paying off the Chicago mafia.
By 2012, the Republican candidate is going to have a strong issue to run on because the American economy is going to be in bad shape. Obama is doing everything wrong and he no longer will be able to blame it on Bush, even by next year. So Palin could run on revitalizing the economy through traditional means, and tout her other real-world accomplishments like getting a gas pipeline deal in Alaska after a 30-year delay. She could talk about her other achievements as well, all of which were more substantial than Obama’s even in 2008.
But importantly, she will bring out the wacko banshees in the America media in full howl against her.
And how would it work to her favor? Like this:
In the famous battle of Salamis of September 28 of 480 BC, the Ancient Greeks drew Persian warships into a narrow strait and then destroyed them. Palin’s very presence will draw out the worst nuts in the media. And then one month before the election, she can go to the American people and calmly say, “Are these the types of people you can trust?!” and “These newspapers and TV networks are full of hysterical, character-assassinating leftists who are not on the side of the people but on the side of big government and high taxes and an overpowering bureaucracy!” She then could proceed to tick off the thousands of vicious attacks on her and highlight the truth about the frenzied press.
At least 50% of Americans will agree with her. Maybe 60%. And since a presidential victory only requires 50% of the vote, plus one vote, she could win.
It is just something to think about.
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