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??
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