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The Palin "Cult"
vanity | 9/8/11 | One Name

Posted on 09/08/2011 8:15:58 PM PDT by One Name

The Sarah Palin “Cult”

I’ve been trying for awhile to get my mind wrapped around all this, and would like to offer these thoughts going into this election cycle….

I first stumbled across Free Republic when checking out Obama's eligibility issues prior to the 2008 election. I first experienced the Drudge Report after listening to Rush during the Lewinsky scandal.

When I really got into FR I felt like I had found the mother lode of conservatism; an eclectic group that regularly mixed it up over issues I hadn’t thought of as issues before.

For instance, I had never considered myself a “statist” for enjoying the benefits of the REA…

My granddad left the farm in Missouri during the dustbowl and joined the CCC; going on later to the US Army and the State Department and a gun shop- I hadn’t thought of him as a communist before!

Fast forward to Sarah Palin; even among Republicans, her advocates are known as the “Palin Cult”, “Palinistas”, and “Palin-Bots”.

These are terms of marginalization that are designed to evoke unfounded responses in the uninformed which we must counter.

A “cult” is a heretical religious group, straying from the sound doctrine of the orthodox mainstream. While there is certainly a religious component of conservatism (we wrestle with secular conservatives and libertarians) who believes the descent of the USA has a distinctly spiritual aspect; there is no deviation from orthodox interpretation of scripture on which to hang a tag of heresy here. The picture is painted as such, however. God chooses leaders and anoints whom He sees fit (See Romans 12). When we acknowledge this we are now cultists? The “bitter clingers” are non-orthodox heretics?

“Palinistas” are the socialist rebels equated to the “Sandinistas” of Nicaragua. Supporters of SP are neither socialist nor rebels- quite the opposite. They are patriots, working class, veterans, taxpayers and voters who are in fact the backbone of this country. Once again, this is a reversal of the truth.

“Palin-Bots” implies a robotic, non-thinking blind support programmed from some external headquarters. Since Sarah didn’t come through the Ivy League system, she must be intellectually inferior as are her “bot” supporters. Guess what- most of the country didn’t come through that system, either. We manage to make it through life anyway, and are much more resourceful and determined than the elitists. We know how to actually work.

In a nutshell: We’re not a cult; we are mainstream, orthodox, and Scripturally- based.

We are not rebels; we are restorative and Constitutionally-based

We are Free People; who think for ourselves, reject the elitists and have the will to defend this Republic against the many challenges, internal and external.

God Bless Sarah Palin!


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KEYWORDS: fansarecrazymeme; indianola; memebots; palin; palin2012; palincultmeme; rentfree; rulingclass; runsarahrun; sarahpalin; smellthefear; vanity; waronsarah
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Tired of middle america mainstream being painted as freaks.
1 posted on 09/08/2011 8:16:04 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name

The elites are trying to bully us into submission and vote for their chosen candidate.


2 posted on 09/08/2011 8:18:28 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: One Name

I dunno.

There’s a streak of rebel in the Palin brigades.

Absolutely. Not violent, we’re not commie union thugs. But rebellious? You betcha. :)


3 posted on 09/08/2011 8:19:07 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: One Name

good post


4 posted on 09/08/2011 8:20:27 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: One Name

Run Sarah Run


5 posted on 09/08/2011 8:21:39 PM PDT by grandpa jones (Obama must be exhausted, having to tote that giant brain of his around all the time.)
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To: One Name

I would rather be in the Palin cult than the Obama cult where you follow a Howdy Doody look-a-like off a cliff.


6 posted on 09/08/2011 8:21:59 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: One Name

Excellent!


7 posted on 09/08/2011 8:23:10 PM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: One Name

Nice Rant.

Get a last name. You’re not Cher.../S

LOL

thnx.


8 posted on 09/08/2011 8:23:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: One Name

I was in Indianola, IA on Saturday to witness this phenomenon for myself. I have NEVER seen anything like it. No one was paid to be there, or organize for Palin. They are not celebrity fans, but are supporters of Palin’s policies. People sacrificed, using their own, hard-earned money to travel from all over the country, just to hear what she had to say in Indianaola. I met scores of ordinary working people, who were never previously involved in politics. People who got off the couch and will do everything it takes to convince Palin to run and see her through to victory.


9 posted on 09/08/2011 8:24:29 PM PDT by hiram569 (a.k.a. HiramHawk)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
We are the new radicals - protesting an oppressive government.
10 posted on 09/08/2011 8:25:27 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Agreed!

But we don’t retreat, we reload!


11 posted on 09/08/2011 8:25:50 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Sarah!)
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To: One Name

Bravo !


12 posted on 09/08/2011 8:26:11 PM PDT by tomkat (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: One Name

Now we see a growing Perry cult


13 posted on 09/08/2011 8:26:45 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: One Name

Dirty little secret: Most of the people saying that are just upset that Palin supporters won’t bow down to their favorite candidates.


14 posted on 09/08/2011 8:27:58 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: One Name
We are not rebels; we are restorative and Constitutionally-based

BTTT!

15 posted on 09/08/2011 8:28:47 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: hiram569
I think your post may have swerved into one of the reasons Governor Palin doesn't poll well. She appeals in large measure to the folks who live their lives below the radar. The don't answer the phone if they don't recognize the number and as you said haven't been politically active. They basically want to live their lives and be left alone.

And then something changes...

16 posted on 09/08/2011 8:29:23 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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They call us “Cult members” to marginalize us..because they don’t like her and don’t want her to have any possible shot at getting the GOP nomination. They have their personal favorites and they know if she gets in, she has a great chance of winning. I mean when you look at it, if she runs, what’s the big deal right, if supposedly she has no chance of winning why not have her run, and if she loses she loses..she won’t get out of the primary if that is the case..but NO, they don’t even want her to run, why, not because they don’t think she stands a chance, because they know she does..that’s what freaks them out. They are just as terrified of her as the left are, different reasons, but same kind of smear job tactics


17 posted on 09/08/2011 8:29:41 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: RichInOC

BINGO!!!
Including Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham


18 posted on 09/08/2011 8:31:55 PM PDT by time4good
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The devils tremble..


19 posted on 09/08/2011 8:32:07 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Vendome

Oh, So your full name is Ven Dome??
;-p


20 posted on 09/08/2011 8:33:17 PM PDT by time4good
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Another corny analogy...

We are backed up against our own goal line. Looks like we are going to get the ball back. The announced candidate can at best knock out a couple of first downs and move the chains. That isn't good enough. We need someone who can shift the field. Back the other side up.

I see nothing in the histories of the announced candidates, save Mr. Cain, that indicates they can do that. We will get 4 years, maybe 8, but in short order after that we will be right back where we are now. Depressing thought, but that is how I see it.

That is why I support Governor Palin. She is a game changer. Period.

21 posted on 09/08/2011 8:35:03 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: One Name
The elite are in for another pointed surprise come 2012.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE AWAKE, and are not going to be cowed or bullied. Change is coming alright...but it a change back to the foundational principles that defined this nation and its liberty and free market.

22 posted on 09/08/2011 8:36:07 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: One Name

The establishment considers us heretics. john mccain tried to compare us to hobbits...not considering that without the hobbits, the war would have been lost. I AM a heretic. I escaped the bonds of the republican party hacks and good old boy network and I am damned proud of it.


23 posted on 09/08/2011 8:36:40 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: One Name
A “cult” is a heretical religious group, straying from the sound doctrine of the orthodox mainstream.

Like most words, "cult" has more than one meaning and common usage. It can also be: "great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work (as a book or film)..."

Not saying there is a "Palin cult", but there could be as there could be a cult surrounding other political figures. I just refer to her "ardent supporters" which is accurate and not uncomplimentary as cult and Palinistas would be to many.

We also heard frequent use of "Peronistas" during the 1992 campaign. I don't think such terms try to tag someone as socialists, but merely as fanatic followers of some person or movement.

24 posted on 09/08/2011 8:37:13 PM PDT by Will88
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To: One Name

Then there are those of us who are not anti-Sarah, but if we bring up what we think are honest issues or concerns or that if we just happen to like another politician, are relentlessly attacked by certain Palin supporters, who claim to be part of Middle America.

Keep in mind, not all of us who are Perry supporters, hate Palin.


25 posted on 09/08/2011 8:37:19 PM PDT by Jonty30
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When I read some of the nasty remarks about Sarah(posted by Republicans) I am shocked..I can understand maybe not wanting to vote for her(Which is fine, everyone has a right to vote for and support whoever they like) but the hatred for her, its disgusting..I expect it from the left, they are supposed to hate her(If they liked her I would be worried LOL) but the hatred from the right, its mind boggling. What the hell did she ever do to anyone to deserve such hate. When I read some of these nasty comments, I close my eyes and swear I’m on the Daily Kos web site. The main objective is to get Obama’s ass out of office, not fighting amongst each other.


26 posted on 09/08/2011 8:37:22 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Amen, brother!


27 posted on 09/08/2011 8:37:59 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: RichInOC
Palin supporters won’t bow down to their favorite candidates.

Bingo.

28 posted on 09/08/2011 8:38:13 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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Hey, if Sarah Palin runs, she gets some of my money and my vote. If she decides to not run, some one else will get my vote and no money until I see what they are about. Is this to difficult to understand? I guess it is to all the press, perry, romney, paul, etc... /bots! Go Sarah!


29 posted on 09/08/2011 8:38:54 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I agree..the same people who call us “Cult members” also call us “worshippers” its just used to piss us off and drive a wedge between us..its to put us down and frankly I’m sick of it. I don’t worship ANYONE..I support Sarah Palin because I think she is a good human being who would make a great President..and I hate it when I hear someone call a Palin supporter a worshipper..its only done to put us down


30 posted on 09/08/2011 8:39:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: wastoute

Tks.


31 posted on 09/08/2011 8:39:57 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Jonty30

Good point.

Except honestly, I don’t think any true conservatives “hate” any other true conservatives.

What we’re seeing is far more Machiavellian than hate.

What we’re seeing, is smears.

It is the moral low ground of Saul Alinsky and the communists. Ronald Reagan had an additional commandment for just this.

How about we all reflect on his suggestion.


32 posted on 09/08/2011 8:40:38 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: hiram569

I coudn't have said it better myself.

WITH A SERVANT’S HEART


33 posted on 09/08/2011 8:40:51 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: "You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: One Name

Well said.


34 posted on 09/08/2011 8:42:41 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: dragonblustar

Has anyone posted anything on the PPP poll from North Carolina that shows Palin now leading Obama by 14 point among Independants?


35 posted on 09/08/2011 8:43:00 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: hiram569
I was in Indianola, IA on Saturday to witness this phenomenon for myself. I have NEVER seen anything like it.

Me too. Haven't been that soaked since my "Army days". But I kept waving my TEA party flag!

36 posted on 09/08/2011 8:43:38 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: One Name

If there is a Palin cult, it’s fair to say there is an Obama cult, a Romney cult, a Perry cult and so forth.


37 posted on 09/08/2011 8:44:06 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Jeff Head

Amen! They woke us up.


38 posted on 09/08/2011 8:44:34 PM PDT by One Name
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To: hiram569
“but are supporters of Palin’s policies”

That's the key. It's the message; not the medium.

We are excited to think our nation can be saved and renewed.
Had Barack Obama been born in a different environment (and had a 180 degree different belief system) and was delivering the same message; we would be just as excited to support him.

39 posted on 09/08/2011 8:44:53 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: time4good

The Vendome...


40 posted on 09/08/2011 8:45:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: heshtesh

I didn’t even know such a poll existed.

Cindie


41 posted on 09/08/2011 8:45:46 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: One Name

The answer is obvious and has been stated in many forums, including this one. Sarah calls it the “Permanent Political Class”, I call it the “Cocktail Party Set”, there have been other names...

It all boils down to the idea that there is a segment of the population on both sides of the isle that consider themselves to be the political elite of the country and strongly resent outsiders muscling in on their turf.

These folk, by the way, most definitely include the union, lobbyist and NGO leaders as well as the media types who have long held the levers of power and are bound and determined to KEEP holding them, especially against a person as outsider and charismatic as Sarah.

This is the real reason why Sarah represents such a clear and present danger to the established political order, and why no effort is being spared on her destruction.

The political infrastructures of both major parties, the unions, and the media elite depend; absolutely depend, on allegiance to an unwritten yet ironclad system of pragmatic give and take whereby power is passed back and forth at regular intervals, with all sides quietly working to ensure that nothing threatens their lock on their respective bases.

It’s why they can be so nasty to each other in the media, and then meet for cocktails at parties and be all buddy buddy together. I personally think they are laughing at us.

Sarah, with her working class credentials, her small business experience, and her hard fought for and hard won university degree, threatens that. She did not attend the right universities, she did not join the right clubs, she did not do yeoman labor in the campaign office trenches, serve as a congressional aide, intern at the right companies or do ANY of the things that political scions are expected to do in suo anno as they travel up the cursus honorum in preparation for elective office.

Sarah epitomizes the Tea Party as it appears to the average American voter in ways so basic they actually find it hard to articulate. She works hard, she plays hard. She has a big family with at least one kid that really needs a good kick up the pants, and another kid that has special needs. She has a husband she loves and who loves her and is not afraid of anything on God’s green Earth.

To them, she’s just plain “icky”. So, naturally they have to denigrate her (and her supporters) with “icky” names. Calling her and her supporters “cultists” is just one way they do it.

Get used to it. If she declares, it will get far worse.


42 posted on 09/08/2011 8:46:10 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: One Name
Beautiful. You are a true patriot. Thank you for your support for Governor Palin. She is going to completely revitalize our country and make us a proud country again.
43 posted on 09/08/2011 8:47:15 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Especially when she’s been out there fighting since right after the election while the other dogs were licking their wounds.

She’s a warrior!


44 posted on 09/08/2011 8:47:29 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Rembrandt
If there is a Palin cult, it’s fair to say there is an Obama cult, a Romney cult, a Perry cult and so forth.

yep, lots of people "concerned" about the speck in our eye...

45 posted on 09/08/2011 8:48:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: gardencatz

It’ll be released tomorrow, apparently a 32 point turn around in one month as Obama was leading Palin by 17 points last month.


46 posted on 09/08/2011 8:48:36 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: Jonty30

And we need to keep it civil in-house.

I won’t bash another conservative...

Thx


47 posted on 09/08/2011 8:49:19 PM PDT by One Name
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To: One Name

Well ranted!


48 posted on 09/08/2011 8:50:30 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Ronin

Excellent post.


49 posted on 09/08/2011 8:51:11 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: hiram569
They are not celebrity fans, but are supporters of Palin’s policies.

That's it in a nutshell..I don't know why that is so hard to understand for so many. They try to turn it into personality worship when it is all about policy and the truth....

50 posted on 09/08/2011 8:51:53 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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