Skip to comments.“I would be honored to have her as my Commander in Chief” (WOW! Bobby, US ARMY ret on Palin)
Posted on 03/15/2011 8:49:35 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
Jonathan Martin stirred up a hornets nest with his regular hit piece on Sarah Palin. But an answer from the heart came from Bobby, US ARMY ret in the comments section at The Right Scoop:
"She is divisive because the conservative movement is full of cowards who bend over because they are afraid of the left and the media. Why not fight against the smears? Why not fight for the truth? Instead conservatives run and hide and then wonder why even after 8 years of BUSH the country moved to the left!!!!!!!
While Governor, her state was one of 2 out of 50 that created net jobs. I COULD WRITE FOR HOURS ABOUT HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS, but it would not do a damn thing for people like Krauthammer and other fraud cowardly so called conservatives. How come the other intellectual governors that Krauthammer praises could not eke out some job gains? Odd huh?
WAKE UP!!!! Do you want to know why the jobs are gone? Do you want to to know why your nation is turning into a S*** hole? IT IS BECAUSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. We let it happen. WE CONSERVATIVES LET IT HAPPEN BECAUSE WE SAT ON OUR F****** ASSES AND REFUSED TO FIGHT the left for the last 20+ years.
Now Sarah is ready to fight, and most of us just let her go out there with no backup, no nothing. She is used as a human shield for LESSER MEN. She is fighting multibillion dollar left wing media companies and two hack political parties every F****** day of her life, and we cannot even muster a defense with the exception of a few websites and the OCCASIONAL defense on talk radio. PATHETIC.
I served in Korea and Vietnam in combat. When I say combat, I mean COMBAT. After that, I worked for the government unofficially (use your imagination.) I killed with my bare hands for this country and it makes me sick that even most of my fellow conservatives will not lift a finger to help her. If I was younger and still serving I would be honored to have her as my commander in chief. You can keep the phony tough guy men that get trotted out as candidates. I saw REAL leadership up close and I know what it looks like. Sarah Palin has IT.
I saw men blown to pieces and other men who still ran forward with the entrails of their best friends still on them. My oh my, how far we have fallen. Those boys had integrity and valor. Todays conservative movement by and large is not fit to shine their F****** shoes.
The state of our conservative movement today sickens me. It is full of frauds and cowards. We cower in fear because the media is too mean and unfair to Sarah Palin, so we should just throw her over the f****** side because ITS TOO HARD to fight back. AWWWW, poor babies. It would be so much easier to just nominate another fraud republican who can sell us down the river for a few pieces of silver as the country continues to move left as we descend into European Socialism.
As far as coward Charles Krauthammer goes .The day I take advice on conservatism from a guy who worked for Mondale and Carter is the day I put a loaded .357 in my mouth and pull the f****** trigger! That clear enough or should I use more big words to be on the same intellectual stage as the media elites?
These cowards remind of the guys in battle who said we cant win, and then NEVER LIFTED A FINGER TO HELP US when the battle began. Well yeah no thanks to you! Please commence the flogging of me. Call me every name in the book. When you have been through what I have, there is nothing anyone can ever do to harm me. I pray you young people wake up because the cold hard truth is that you have more than likely already lost your nation to a secular decline that is irreversible. There is a chance for you to save it, but from the looks of it, you dont have the mental fortitude to make it happen.
Cut all the bulls*it and ask yourself this honest question. DO YOU REALLY THINK THIS NATION WILL BE SAVED AND PUT BACK ON THE COURSE OF TRUTH, JUSTICE, and OPPORTUNITY by electing the same tired old political hacks that our media betters APPROVE OF? DO YOU REALLY?
How has that worked out for you these past 20 years or so? More debt, more joblessness, more danger. WOW SIGN ME UP! SIGH. But yeah, lets not even fight for a true conservative. Its too hard.
Bobby, US ARMY ret
Bobby shouldn’t have sugar coated it.
So respect the way Bobby expesses his opinion.
Attack you? Honey, if it weren't for my hubby, I'd marry you.
tnx for posting this. Maybe JR will post it on the home page of FR....
The man is 100% right, and he has earned the right to say it any way he pleases.
Can you ping Bobby to this thread? Do you know whether he’s already a FReeper?
I like this guy.
Wow ,nice Job from a real Warrior.
Sarah Palin for President. Dump the old guard.
Rush cannot understand why so many “conservative” men hate Sarah Palin they way they do and neither can I. The only thing I’ve ever been able to figure out is Sarah Palin really makes many of the so called conservative men look like foolish wimps.
Why would you not believe them?
Sarah has guts. She is smart and she sees clearly. All Presidents have advisers, and cabinet members to inform them and advise them. She is willing to make the hard call. She is brave, she is unafraid to call it like it is. Thank God for sending Sarah Palin. Give us strength and bind the evil intended for America, in Jesus name amen. MO
It’s sad this guy doesn’t have any real conviction. /s
May be not so much that, but that it is happening. I don’t know really. I do now. If its happening in the Air Force branch it must be happening in the other branches as well.
Wow! Well said, it is time to stand and deliver America.
Thank You sir!
True, and gut-wrenchingly embarrassing. The people of Booby's generation were raised differently than many of us were. Freedom extracts a price, and cowardice is no more than the unwillingness to pay that price. May God grant us new courage to roll up our sleeves and get into the fight and pay what ever price we have to for our freedom.
Great post - thanks.
/Bobby/ Argh! Just awful. Forgot to spell-check. Sorry ...
couldn’t have said it better myself BUMP
She’s had my vote ever since she came out on stage at the Nutter Center and was announced as the VP pick. Too bad the Presidential candidate was McLame.
Even without "Bobby's" awesome history, I do share and swear to this part.
Fun exercise for those who are horrified by Sarah Palin: Sarah Palin would make a poor President *because* ........... Fill in the blank, please. Thanks, Bob
Bobby, may I suggest you take the same “anger management” pills regularly consumed by John Boehner and Eric Cantor? That’s MUUUU.....CCCH better. Bob
I liked every word.
So pissant, is this just another Palin “cult” member?
Palin 2012.... period.
Yeah, a real coalition-builder.
The question is whether conservatives want emotional gratification or political victory on the critical issues facing this country. Rants may make us feel good, but the reality is that they alienate some voters who otherwise might be persuadable. All the heartfelt outrage and anger won't matter one bit if we can't get a majority of electoral votes in the next election, and gain control of both houses of Congress.
That's not to say that we need to alter our positions on the issues, because electing someone who will enact RINO policies is no better than losing. But it should at least remind us that we need to elect the most conservative politicians who can also garner enough votes among non-conservatives to win. And sometimes, that's less a matter of what you say than how you say it.
Seems to me that Bobby is smacking the elites, who are not persuadable anyway. Again, I ask, who is more deserving of the nomination than Sarah, among those with a realistic shot? Bob
I don’t think Bobby is “Ret” at all. Not ever retied.
Why do you say that he's smacking just "the elites"? If you're referring to the supposed conservative elites, then I'd say that we better be able to persuade them to vote for the eventual nominee or we're completely screwed. As much as we may not want to face it, staunch conservatives are not 50% of the electorate.
Again, I ask, who is more deserving of the nomination than Sarah, among those with a realistic shot?
Given that not even Palin has declared yet, I think it's far too early to say who else may be deserving of it. She may not even run at all.
I think there are a few candidates who probably should be disqualified, but for the most part, I think we need to let this thing play out a bit more and learn some more about the folks who actually do declare before saying who may be more or less deserving. For me, it will come down to the most conservative candidate whom I think has a good chance to get elected..
My point is that any candidate who plays only to his/her base is not likely to win in the general election. Our nominee must be someone who has crossover appeal as well. That's just the reality of counting votes.
Bruce, if we don’t get the Krauthammers and Noonans at the end of the day over the Punk, we have more slimeballs in America than even I have suspected. Moderates don’t exactly have 50% of the electorate either. What Palin has is the courage to fight for her positions, unlike the Boehners and Lugars of this world. Bob
True. But they do have enough to throw the election either way.
What Palin has is the courage to fight for her positions, unlike the Boehners and Lugars of this world. Bob
Well, let's see if she runs first. Lugar's a weasel. I'll wait on Boehner. As best as I can tell, there are some disagreements in terms of best tactics/strategy to get the result we want, and those are the type of honest disagreements with which I can live, at least for a little while.
What is amazing to me is that poll after poll shows that there are fewer liberals than conservatives, yet they've managed to drag this country in their general direction for decades now. The only conclusion I can draw is that they've been fighting smarter than we have. They compromise, and back off when they must, but they never go in the opposite direction.
In my mind, we need a candidate who knows when to push in one place, and when to push in the other, because I think focused attacks, the "mass" principle of warfare, is more likely to succeed than attacks on a broad front. Divide and conquer, as it were. My concern with Palin is that tactically, she's more of a "hey diddle diddle, straight up the middle" tactician, and we used to tell our students that generally should be the approach only when nothing else is possible.
But whomever it is, Palin or someone else, it has to be someone who never gives up ground already won.
Well said indeed!
Bobby, you said it better than I could ever say it.
You just obliterated any and all criticism of Palin by people who claim to be conservatives.
From the original article that Bobby commented on...
“This year, the conservative intelligentsia doesnt just tend to dislike Palin many fear that her rise would represent the triumph of an intellectually empty brand of populism and the death of ideas as an engine of the right.
This is a problem for the movement, said [George F. Will, the elder statesman of conservative columnists] about what Palin represents. For conservatism, because it is a creedal movement, this is a disease to which it is susceptible.
I can see why Bobby wrote what he did!!!
Populism: ... It is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as “political ideas and activities that are intended to represent ordinary people’s needs and wishes”. It can be understood as any political discourse that appeals to the general mass of the population, to the “people” as such, regardless of class distinctions and political partisanship”a folksy appeal to the ‘average guy’ or some allegedly general will”. This is in opposition to statism, which holds that a small group of professional politicians know better than the people and should make decisions on behalf of them.
So I take it that the criticism of Sarah from the right, in their own highly esteemed opinions (barf), is because conservatism is a “creedal” movement and should have only highly educated (read “elite”) representatives so their ideas don’t die?
I didn’t watch Rush’s commentary from the original article, but I couldn’t help but think they forget the part that you have to LIVE the ideas—the creed—not just talk about them. You have to STAND UP and DEFEND those ideas (thank Bobby for his service!!!) rather than roll over and wet on yourself when a conflict comes. You don’t have to be an “intellectual” to understand what our founding fathers meant and what they did (even the average farmer of their day understood). Even no-college-degree me understands that the founding fathers didn’t mean for government to be the solution to our problems. It’s also obvious they structured our republic so that the average American could and should be able to serve in government. All the public needs to expect is integrity, strength, common sense and citizenship. (With some humility...) Personally, I’d rather have Sarah leading our country than some elitists with their shining ideas but no fruit on their trees.
Mostly, we’re on the same page, Bruce. But I’m already thoroughly disgusted with the Speaker. He’s weak. Best, Bob
BULL!!!! You advocate the problem that got us here -- SPINELESS leadership from the rear premised upon what others think...
How will you determine how to offend the least amount -polling? Is truth based upon majority rule?
Get a clue!
So, George Will, b/c conservatives are “creedal”, we are given to support candidates who offer “empty intellectualism? That is simply goofy, George, and you’re too smart to believe your own pabulum here. Bob
Bingo! If a few people are so weak that they will walk away from voting for our side because of a few rants that tells it like it is.....then we don’t need them and they are not principle people to begin with
Amen....LTC (ret), USA