Skip to comments.The Palin "Cult"
Posted on 09/08/2011 8:15:58 PM PDT by One Name
The Sarah Palin Cult
Ive 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 hadnt 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 hadnt 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 didnt come through the Ivy League system, she must be intellectually inferior as are her bot supporters. Guess what- most of the country didnt 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: Were 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!
The elites are trying to bully us into submission and vote for their chosen candidate.
There’s a streak of rebel in the Palin brigades.
Absolutely. Not violent, we’re not commie union thugs. But rebellious? You betcha. :)
Run Sarah Run
I would rather be in the Palin cult than the Obama cult where you follow a Howdy Doody look-a-like off a cliff.
Get a last name. You’re not Cher.../S
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.
But we don’t retreat, we reload!
Now we see a growing Perry cult
Dirty little secret: Most of the people saying that are just upset that Palin supporters won’t bow down to their favorite candidates.
And then something changes...
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
Including Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham
The devils tremble..
Oh, So your full name is Ven Dome??
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Has anyone posted anything on the PPP poll from North Carolina that shows Palin now leading Obama by 14 point among Independants?
Me too. Haven't been that soaked since my "Army days". But I kept waving my TEA party flag!
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.
Amen! They woke us up.
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.
I didn’t even know such a poll existed.
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 Gods 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.
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!
yep, lots of people "concerned" about the speck in our eye...
It’ll be released tomorrow, apparently a 32 point turn around in one month as Obama was leading Palin by 17 points last month.
And we need to keep it civil in-house.
I won’t bash another conservative...
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....
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