Skip to comments.Governor Palin is Not Your Fatherís Republican
Posted on 09/10/2011 10:41:26 AM PDT by upsdriver
This week the NY Times finally noticed that Gov. Sarah Palin is not a typical Republican. They seemed shocked to discover that she stands in sharp opposition to the abusive alliance between Big Business and Big Government practiced by so many Republicans for decades.
So is it any wonder that typical Republicans arent on board with her?
As case in point, former vice president Dick Cheney was on the Laura Ingraham show discussing the requirements he felt were necessary in being a vice president, at which Laura brought Palin onto the table. Cheney replied that unanswered questions remain about Palin, especially in regard to her resignation from the governorship.
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Folks, the establishment elites WILL NOT Do what needs to be done. We need new blood, new thinking in the White House and the Congresses.
Palin is a threat to both the GOP’s “good old boys” club AND the DemocRATS’ “good old girlyboys” club.
Damn you maverick!
“Youve already withstood the wrath, the disdain, and the lies from the media and the Permanent Political Class looking down on you on US mocking us, making things up about us, telling us to go to Hell. You have already withstood that. Were still standing, standing here today, standing strong, and were RESTORING all thats good about America.”
—Sarah Palin, Manchester, New Hampshire at the Tea Party Express Rally
Well Ive never gotten around the question of her having left the governorship of Alaska midterm, Cheney said. Ive never heard that adequately explained so that I could understand why, how she decided in her first term to step down Id like to know more about that.
The entire media and beltway pundits pounced upon his statement as the ultimate rejection of Palin since it came from the most conservative person of the previous administration. To many conservatives, Cheneys confusion over her resignation was quite surprising. Why cant the D.C. conservatives comprehend a simple concept which so many of us ordinary citizens are capable of grasping with such clarity? My friends, this differentiation between us and them is precisely why Cheney and many other true conservative D.C. politicians simply cannot understand the true reason of Palins resignation.
You see, although Cheney is a true conservative, hes also a Washington guy who has breathed Crony Capitalism for a considerable amount of years. When surrounded with dangerous fumes, if no precautions are taken, one gets affected regardless of the initial after ones name. Halliburton, at which Cheney was a former chairman and CEO, received billions in no-bid contracts from the Bush Administration and its unknown if any and/or to what extent Cheney was involved.
Additionally, although Cheney has received stacks of hate mail from liberal wing nuts, he was also on the receiving end of his partys praise and support. His inability to relate to someone who has faced opposition and gridlock from ones own party in addition to that of the Democrat Party is therefore understandable. He was never forced to deal with endless ridiculous lawsuits like Palin had to because she had dared take on the status quo!
Its time for conservatives to wake up and realize that the majority of the permanent political class will do just as Cheney has done and not necessarily from evil intentions to destroy her. They have simply been in Washington for far too long and see Palins image of reform, which is supported by conservative common-sense Americans, as delusional and impossible. Despite their having heard of Palins unbelievable reform accomplished in Alaska, it is too difficult for them to imagine it actually happening in D.C. itself. On top of that, crony capitalism is so deeply entrenched in Washington psyches that it has affected most members of both parties who fear an end to the partying and powers theyve become accustomed to due to a future President Palin.
This is why I dont expect Paul Ryan to support a future Palin presidential run despite her having been of the first to support his Medicare reform plan. For although hes often proposed conservative legislation, he has never voted against not-so-conservative bills drafted by the other party leaders whether from the house or the senate. Its not for naught that Ryan is number-four in the house, as part of leadership according to those currently in power is defined as going with the flow.
This is not limited to Ryan. A majority of the house voted for his reform bill and then voted for Boehners plan which was a water-downed version of Obamas plan. It didnt cut spending, only slowed it.
Palin will still face additional attacks from all sides and we must understand from where these attack stem. Its because of her desire to destroy crony capitalism and to rebuild and restore America to its previous position.
Despite all that will come, as in the past, they will be unable to destroy her.
As Palin had said in Manchester, New Hampshire at the Tea Party Express Rally:
Youve already withstood the wrath, the disdain, and the lies from the media and the Permanent Political Class looking down on you on US mocking us, making things up about us, telling us to go to Hell. You have already withstood that. Were still standing, standing here today, standing strong, and were RESTORING all thats good about America.
Exactly! And try as they might, Perry supporters cannot make that same claim.
The Tea Party is not a political party; it is the heart cry of the Constitution under assault. The Tea Party is Sarah Palin. The Tea Party is US!
Yeah, ol’ Cheney’d bought him some Lawyer time with his pocket change ~ proving what many of us believe ~ the rich cannot deal with it.
I’m not a big Palin fan, but she is very right about the relationship between Big Business and Big Gov and I hope she uses her fame to spread the word of this around. The two-party system has indoctrinated us (all of us—Dems and Reps) to believe that we need to support one or the other. The truth is that both are like abusive parents—you can run to one to escape the wrath of the other, but eventually that one wants to hit you too. We need to tell both that we are no longer dancing to their tune. Of course, telling Big Biz to get out of our lives is harder than telling Big Gov to get out (getting either out of your life is nearly impossible). Big Biz signs many of our paychecks, controls our cell phone plan, decides what kind of cars we’re supposed to like, sets the price of gas, makes the movies, publishes the books, etc. Unlike Big Gov, we go to Big Biz willingly and surrender control in exchange for consumer goods and services.
This wouldn’t be such a bad thing, but then we get to the unholy alliance between Big Gov and Big Biz and the two-party Party. Finding a solution to that is difficult because we can’t tell where the lobbyist ends and the legistlator begins, where the regulations end and the crooked business practice begins. Its like the “mortgage crisis”. The banks made the sub-prime loans based on something the government said they MIGHT do and they profited heavily from it, but when the scheme failed they demanded a bailout and their accomplice (Big Gov) was happy to oblige. The government did nothing to rein them in because the banks’ pre-emptive self-regulation (loaning money to unqualified applicants on homes with over-inflated value) served the goals of the government without the government actually having to pass laws.
I'm not defending Cheney, know he endorsed elitist KBH over Perry, but it could be that he simply is not informed as to why Palin resigned. I doubt keeping informed about Sarah Palin has been high on his priority list of things to think about on a daily basis.
IIRC, he has had some major health challenges since he left office, as well.
I am very impressed with his daughter Liz when she is on Sunday morning news shows. She is sharp as a tact!
Sarah has them all spinning like tops because she interferes with their agenda. But, I love it that Cheney is a bit unsettled by her. Just shows she stirs up both sides of the aisle and I can’t think of anything we need more right now.
I’m not convinced Sarah would make a good president, but if she runs I’ll probably vote for her.
Just to freak out the people who really need a good freaking out. Notably my boss. A great guy, but a serious moonbat.
Going to watch The Undefeated tonight on PPV with an opening mind.
But .. if I may defend Cheney a little - he has been dealing with so many health issues, I sincerely doubt he was very cognizant of what was going on with Sarah Palin.
I would think that once he knows the truth - from her - he will realize she is more like him than she is like the “establishment GOP”. He too always ruffled the establishment GOP - they called him names - they refused to support him when he ran for President.
What’s all this stuff about Palin it is not like she is running for President or anything? Did I miss the memo here?
No more playing by the rules that keep America shackled by government and crony corporate capitalism.
No more announcing early, giving the MSM more time to rip you and waste campaign money defending yourself, no more going to early “debates” where The Leftist Inquisition rips you apart.
Going Rogue and driving lefties and RINOs crazy,all the while saving supporter’s campaign donations, by not announcing early.
We are holding our money in reserve, and when she does announce a tsunami of dollars will wash over America on it’s way to Sarah Palin.
She’s saving me money already!
Thank you Sarah, for not participating in the dog and pony show until there are fewer dogs and ponies.
God Bless America with true change and a president with a servant’s heart.
Yes, he has and we should appreciate Cheney for his dedication to his career. But, he and other "good conservatives" have been trapped inside a system that has done great harm to our country. Even is they aren't corrupt themselves, corruption has been a part of everyday life inside government. Cheney and others have tried to finesse around the corruption as best they could, imo. However, unless we remove the roots of corruption, it'll go on unabated. Palin understands that, so do we who support her.
You missed the meme, not the memo. There is no memo, only the knee jerk commentary of the corrupt establishment.
You know she is! But don't be expecting a memo for the official announcement, it'll be an earthquake under the feet of the establishment elites. :)
The commercial they never want to see:
Hi Hawkeye Stater”s I am Sarah Palin:
If I could have 50 seconds of your time: I will be traveling into every nook and cranky of your beautiful state.
I would appreciate your support or just having conservations outlining my vision for this great country.
An Doggone It!! if you do not agree with my vision are we better for the chat?
You Betcha!! See You Soon and Look Forward To It. Thanks For Your Time
Sarah Palin coming soon to your neighborhood.
Yes I admit it I know she is running.
Well, to paraphrase Nick Lowe, from the establishment elite, it's not "Cool to be Kind" to Sarah Palin. Give them time. I believe she has the support from the regular folks to get her the nomination. The GOP establishment will,for the most part, follow our lead after that. Begrudgingly, perhaps.
Very good point. A systems man like Cheney, despite his good qualities, can't figure out what's entailed by really challenge the status quo. They're used to using Sarah's words as ad slogans, as "product" differentiation to make Republicans more electable. Sarah Palin bears the scars from really threatening the crony-capitalist system, and people like Cheney can't quite figure it out.
As she mentioned in her speech, Abraham Lincoln was thought a fool. The people who said he was, the insiders of his time, didn't say it because they had it in for him. They meant it. In Canada, there's an old slogan - one that might as well be the slogan of the permanent political class: "Loose cannons fall off the deck." Systems people take that to heart, so they're bound - condemned - to see real challenges of the status quo as fools' errands. As beating your head against a brick wall.
That's why people like Cheny can't figure her out. They know she's a very good politician: she went all the way up from Wasilla to the governorship of Alaska and the Vice-Presidential nomination. Their common sense tells them, "a quixotic figure would never have gotten that far." She's in the winner's circle, so they likely have gotten her Tea Party leadership pegged as her latest schtick.
Thus, his bafflement at why she resigned. Not only is it not something a successful politican does, but also it shows her as a real reformer - which the insiders associate with tilting at windmills. How could a political star like Sarah Palin be so "foolish" as to cut into vested interests to the point where they sic the attack dogs on her as a person?
But...I have a sneaky suspicion that Cheney's playing a disinformation game. He could be pretending to know nothing about it, so as to give her supporters an opening to explain why. Structuring it to give the impression that anyone who thinks she's a "quitter" is merely ignorant, and in need of the truth. If he's up to that, he's effectively pro-Palin.
Sarah dosen’t look anything like my father either thank God. ;>)
The GOP establishment will,for the most part, follow our lead after that. Begrudgingly, perhaps.
....begrudgingly??? the establishment NWO Bushie GOP would rather have Zerobama than Palin. Much better for their control and corruption...
It's nice to think so, but plenty of ordinary citizens also have trouble grasping the concept.
That's true, which explains why changing the culture of corruption will not be easy. Those of us that do grasp the concept will need to be relentless and uncompromising in our quest.
Not that there's anything wrong with that...
She is anything but the dimwit her enemies have made her out to be, and probably intuits the ailment of America better than anyone on our side.
Run Sarah, run.
It really is hard to put Palin into a category. If anything, her party could be named the We, The People Party.
I’m looking forward to seeing The Undefeated. My brother and I watched Media Malpractice on NetFlix yesterday. I’d recommend people watch that one, too, just to remind themselves how the media worked to defeat McCain by trying to destroy Palin. Caution though, it will make you really angry watching it.
Yeah, The Undefeated made me more than a little angry. It really gave me a lot to think about concerning how I let my own perception of Palin be shaped by the attacks on her. I’m ashamed.
I’ve been onto the media’s bias for a long time now. I can’t even watch a commercial on TV or a sitcom without noticing the bias. I’ve been a supporter ever since I first heard her speak after McCain chose her as his veep. The media’s attacks on her have done nothing to me except steel my resolve to help her become president. We need to beat the media on this one. We can’t let them win because if they do, we won’t be able get decent people to run for office ever again.
Happy to know you are on our side!