Skip to comments.Palin Shows She Can Still Capture ‘The Moment’
Posted on 05/04/2013 7:07:29 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
Political oratory is a dying art form that few are good at and even fewer master. But since her arrival on the national stage in 2008, Sarah Palin has proven to be a practitioner of a very special brand of oratory that has its roots in the plain speaking prairie populists of the late 19th and early 20th century. Fighting established interests, damning the elites who they felt were responsible for the terrible rural poverty of the time, prairie populism swept through the heartland, roiling politics and giving a sense of empowerment to people as they battled the east coast bankers and monopolies.
Palin, who gave a rousing, enthusiastically received speech at the NRA convention in Houston yesterday, has what all good orators have; the ability to capture the moment. There are several elements that make a good orator but one of them is being blessed with the gift of being able to connect in a visceral way with their audience. Palin captures the moment by capturing her audience, speaking to them on a plane that other politicians cant reach. She holds them in the palm of her hand so that they feel one with her a bond she obviously shares.
Liberals complain she feeds the resentments and petty biases of her audience. But they miss the point. Palin articulates what ails America largely because all other politicians tip-toe around what the American people are truly concerned about. And she does it in a way that everyone can understand and feel at a gut level.
Republicans have been complaining about President Obama and the Democrats using the Newtown tragedy in a shameless, exploitative way to serve their gun control agenda. But Palin took a different tack:
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Oh, no! This is the photo that gets some uptight female freepers’ knickers in a twist. But it’s a great shot of a great lady.
Rearrrhhh!, (swipe) ;-).
("Buck up, or stay in the truck". - LOL)
LOL, how does that work?
Whenever I see that photo I just want somebody to spray a garden hose on her for a couple of seconds.
Researchers have begun to explore the cognitive impairment that men experience before and after interacting with women."
When Sarah Palin has a great message and those like you who are infected with Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome try to take everything off message with such things as the quitter attack, I say take your box of red herrings and find another sand box to play in.
My gosh, she is gorgeous and smart as a whip.
When a man see’s a pretty woman his IQ drops an average of thirty points. A number of studies back this up. Have you ever been talking on your cell and a hot woman walks by for a moment you forget what you were saying.
Try driving and not crashing....
If you want to see the unbleached Hatred of the Left, read the Comments. I laugh when I realize who those same Posters Voted for, the Mulatto Marxist and a Pet Rock named Bite Me.
Breitbarts Tony Lee has a fantastic write-up of Governor Palins speech yesterday at the NRA-ILA:
The Washington establishment sneers at you and you dont give up, Palin said. The lamestream media just plain doesnt get you and you dont give you up, and you dont retreat.
Once again, Palin showed why her message not only resonates, but why she is such an effective messenger in an age when the media is fragmented.
Successful politicians are the ones who drive beat writers who cover them crazy by repeating the same lines at every event. George W. Bush, who won two terms as president, was famous for doing that. But in this age, when people do not actually have to go to campaign events or turn on the evening news to hear a politician speak, successful candidates have to not only have a consistent message. They have to have something that keeps audiences interested. With Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, a politician who keeps repeating the same message in their stump speech often becomes stale.
And again on Friday, Palin showed why she is not. She used a tin of chewing tobacco to again mock New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg like she did at CPAC with her Big Gulp. She quoted Shakespeare and securely made fun of herself for being known more for rallying and leading the troops more than discussing Shakespeare at an Ivy League debating society. She usually gets the optics right, like she did on Friday by wearing a Women hunt shirt from Under Armour.
But as always, the core of her message did not change. She heartily thanked the audience for their courage, convincing them that she is of them and a fighter for them.
She said what keeps us optimistic, what keeps us reloading, what keeps us going was the spirit of millions of Americans who just do not give up while the elites in the media and political establishment ridicule them for standing up for freedom and Second Amendment rights.
In every speech, Palin does something different, off-script, and unexpected while keeping her core message of free market populism for the working class consistent, ensuring the speech is covered while her message gets delivered to working class Americans who hear these in a way that elites who cover her and the establishment that scorns her do not because they are so removed from Americas working class.
She slammed the mainstream media for not covering Kermit Gosnells trial and Hollywood for promoting violence in its movies and using the profits to finance gun-grabbing campaigns. She said both institutions are not responsibly exercising their freedoms and helping freedom destroy itself.
Invoking John Adams and Margaret Thatcher, Palin said freedom will destroy itself if not exercised properly, and she said that is what is happening in Washington.
She said: So we have to ask ourselves: Are we creating a culture can can live and thrive in freedom?
I encourage you to read it all.
Looking out over the crowd of NRA members and attendees, Palin said: As the mother of a combat vet. As an independent Alaskan. As a lifetime member of the NRA, and as an American. This fight is about what kind of people we are. She said she wants her little son Trig to grow up in a country that remains exceptionala country that is strong, and good, and decent, and free.
As she closed, Palin said, This is a good fight and Im proud to be part of it.
Sarah Palin still looking hot at about almost 50 years old. Amazing. compare to Hillary clintoon
the democrats keep growing government. do they realize that when you grow government that individual rights and freedoms decrease as a result? Don't these democrat goons realize that they are individuals too so why the mad lust to grow government power in these liberal nannys??
Some men are very intimidated by beauty. They act like jerks around pretty girls. Maybe this is something only a woman notices...
Ignore them... Palin and Cruz are the only two republicans that can be trusted and THAT is why they are hated.
Men that are comfortable in their own skin do not have these problems interacting with beautiful women.
“Have you ever been talking on your cell and a hot woman walks by for a moment you forget what you were saying.”
I am usually saying, “You will not believe how fine this women is that just walked by me”... ;-)