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Posted on 08/20/2011 11:45:34 PM PDT by Windflier
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You Palin supporters are living in a fantasy world.
Marshmallows don't fold. They squish.
GW, bravo for your wonderful post!! Brilliant. It's the best post I have read in a while. Thank you.
If you think the Marxist will get anywhere near 70M votes, then we should all hang it up because the destruction of our Republic will be a certainty.
I think the Marxist will try and steal this election through massive fraud. As a backup, he has undertaken enough destruction that if he loses, there is no way for our Republic to be restored, short of a Revolution.
Now is the best person to do this Sarah Palin? I do not know. However, I lean towards saying yes.
Your instinct is steering you right, and here is why I think that's so.
Not only does Palin have the correct ideological orientation for most conservatives, she has honestly lived and governed by those concepts. Her twenty year track record of public service is replete with examples of her dogged determination to actually live up to her conservative ideals, despite what it might cost her, both personally, and professionally.
She is that rare public servant who really does take their oath of office seriously, and works tirelessly to live by their promise to do so. She has remained uncorrupted by her acquisitions of the reins of power, and has steadfastly maintained her personal integrity while doing the people's business.
More than all that, she has the natural leadership qualities that attract people to her, and the ability to inspire them to be better people themselves. She has courage and fortitude in unusual measure, which coupled with her unswerving devotion to our basic American principles, is a force too pure and formidable for some people to easily handle.
Others on the national stage may have their stellar qualities, but none has so many as she, nor in such great abundance. What none of them have, is the quality of her spirit, which cannot, and should not be underestimated. I see in her, someone with the potential to be a leader on par with the greatest figures of our nation's history. I saw that in her, the moment she first came into our national consciousness, and she's done nothing but reinforce that perception, ever since.
Sarah Palin was born for such a time as this. She has the precise personal attributes, experience, and orientation, to accomplish what must be accomplished by this country's next president.
Ah, I've been searching for a good word for that! And thank you for the commendation. Would that the battle were over, but we have miles to go before we rest...
Who quit as Gov. of Alaska?
Is that suppose to mean something?
I never said I was a supporter of Perry.
I made the realistic comment that Perry and Palin will split the conservative vote.
Palin supporters reacted with crys of outrage.
How could I even suggest such a thing!
Millions are waiting for the modern day Joan of Arc to lead us to victory!
Is that suppose to be clever?
How many times did Reagan quit his governorship?
There seems to be a Palin derangement syndrome operating on both sides of the political aisle. Although I know you are being facetious, I state for the record that I didn't give myself attribution because I did not think it was necessary or modest and might weaken the punch of the piece. I had not used the piece which I had saved in my remote hard drive until the man who had traduced me declined to recant his insinuation and even doubled down on his libels. I simply cannot fathom how any rational person expects to advance his candidate's cause with that kind of behavior.
I really believe I was on to something in describing the left's Palin derangement syndrome as a replay of Melville's Billy Budd in which the title character is the figure of innocence and those he encounters who are infected with evil and therefore cannot tolerate his presence. The reaction to Billy Budd and Sarah Palin is biblical and visceral. I think it is rooted in her knowingly carrying to full term a mongoloid baby which makes her a living, walking indictment of the pristine evil that rots the core of the Democrat party. If they tolerate her example, her living presence, they indict themselves of murder. If they tolerate her very existence they expose the giant lie and their whole structure disintegrates. She is not just a threat to their rice bowls, she is a threat to their souls.
I believe our side, and I do not exclude myself, indulges an understandably human yearning for the hero, the embodiment of good, someone who represents a collection of values which we can adhere to. We see this, for example, in the posthumous veneration of Abraham Lincoln and JFK and now to some degree in Ronald Reagan. Palin supporters, of whom I count myself one, dismiss my Goldwater analogy but I can tell you that half a century ago we saw Goldwater as a kind of savior and we dismissed the deficiencies in his candidacy which ultimately brought us to a crashing defeat and the imposition of The Great Society which has caused to a large degree the mess we are in. The analogy is not to equate the candidates, Goldwater and Palin, but to equate the reaction to the candidacies by the conservative core.
If the Bible tells us anything, it tells us not to whore after false idols and to take very, very seriously the first two commandments which instruct us as to spiritual, psychic, and, I would venture, political orientation. The Israelites suffered as a group when they departed from the blueprint and went a whoring. It does not matter who the person is, if we worship a person we are worshiping a false idol, no matter her human virtues.
It is not Sarah Palin who is off track but those who worship her. Any good mutual fund manager would tell you the first rule is don't fall in love with a stock. In a sense, we invest in our politicians and if we invest more than our political but our emotional aspirations and even our spiritual identities, we cease to become a political party and become a cult. I have been wrestling with a vanity for some time in an attempt to understand what it is that drives human beings into the Democrat party. What is it that prompts people to condone the killing of 40 million babies? How can they live a blatant lie?
The answer I am closing in on for me is that there is a tremendous power in the herd instinct which they have tapped. All one has to do is surrender his duty of independent judgment to the movement and one is embraced, taken into the fold and relieved of all anxiety. If one reads Whittaker Chambers, Witness one sees how this operated in the Communist Party in America before the war and even afterwards and protected the likes of Alger Hiss. Today, it shields abortionists. It affects the entire African-American "community." It dominates our ivory towers and the Manhattan and Georgetown salons. It is the very essence of life, or should I say tyranny, in Hollywood. It serves up convictions ready to eat like so many TV dinners.
Even the Marine Corps knows that it can make a fine Marine but only after it strips him of his ego and replaces it with the Marine Corps ethos. In the case of the Marine Corps, we know them by their good fruits but in the case of the Hells Angels we know them by the evil they do. We saw the stupendous statistical power of this phenomenon in Chairman Mao. That is why I have so often analogized Barak Obama as a community organizer (read EST moderator) who got elected by turning the Democrat Party and more than half of America into an EST cult.
There is tremendous power in manipulating the emotional release granted the individual when he becomes part of a movement. I think it explains the kind of behavior we have seen on this thread. The irony is that the worship of Sarah Palin is the antithesis of who she is and what she stands for which is the proper, vertical, mandate of the first and second Commandment to a true God and a life so lived.
The old saying is that amateurs talk of strategy and generals talk of logistics. I am trying to talk about the logistics of winning a presidential election. The generals of this war, the guys who are real professionals, will not talk about national polling trends, they want to know what's going on in precincts in Ohio. I have always admitted, indeed I have advanced the notion, that my subjective opinion is not much better than anybody else's subjective opinion when it comes to forecasting the imponderables of the national mood. I do not pretend to be someone who is versed in the demographics of Ohio precincts or elsewhere. But I can say with absolute conviction that self-delusion leads to destruction.
When a derangement syndrome leads people to regard anyone who raises a logistical problem as a defeatist, as some on this thread have done, we are cruising for a giant disillusionment. The logicians in the Democrat Party are in business to exploit our illusions. They want us to live in a bumper sticker world. That is how they win. We who are political junkies know this but our proper reaction is not to descend into the weeds but to reduce the great American political drama every cycle to its irreducible core. What is true and what can we sell?
Self-delusion is fatal to understanding what is true and naïveté is fatal to understanding what we (or the other side) can sell.
As an aside, Democrats are masters at rationalization. By definition they must be if they can condone 40 million murders. But we must deal with the phenomenon as reality. They will have convinced themselves by the time election day comes that Barack Obama is indeed their last best hope and that the Republican candidate is the Archangel of evil and must be defeated to save humanity. That is why all Republican candidates are slandered as idiots and all Democratic candidates are extolled as geniuses. That is a very horizontal, non-vertical scale upon which to judge candidates.
Sarah Palin breaks that measuring stick and says, you are on the wrong axis, measure me vertically. That takes Democrats out of the world of the cult they live in. She does not attack their politics, she assaults their epistemology. They cannot abide it and remain Democrats and sane so they must utterly destroy Sarah Palin and, to a lesser degree any similar candidate like Bachmann. Thank God the fight will be over the independents who are not as tightly trapped in this psychic cage.
Most of the world will walk into the voting booth and exercise their franchise according to what they believe about the persona of the candidate. Few enough of us will pull the lever for a set of political convictions which happened to be represented for this season by a particular candidate. We must deal with the world we inhabit on its terms. That includes a judgment about whether Sarah Palin will or will not be a successful candidate.
It is not what we want, and God knows it is not what it should be, it is what can be sold.
It is time for Sarah Palin to enter the race and submit herself to the process to prove that she has the goods (we all know that she has) and that she can sell them-that is the question. When that is settled one way or the other we can cease being armchair pundits, stop our blather, and become cheerleaders.
I thank all of you, repeat, all of you, for your contributions to this discussion.
Sarah knew enough to get out of the line of fire and to start her *own* offensive.
I do now. I don't remember having seen it the first time.
As far as Palin...she's going to do exactly what you said. Watch the YouTube video "Iowa Passion" and listen careflly to what she says, and you'll see what I mean.
Once again, you have not addressed the fact that those two will split the conservative vote.
Once you leave it will rise again rapidly.
Hahahahaha ....agreed! However, the Cain & Santorum supporters could stay.....for some reason they’re as annoying as the others :0)
His support is Texas astroturf ginned up by big money RINO donors desperate to keep Sarah out of the White House.
Solution: Perry should drop out.
You think Perry is going to drop out?
This from a guy who can't deal with a simple fact-Perry and Palin will split the conservative vote.
Don't tell me what you think he should do.
You Palin worshippers are living in fantasy world.
Oh, I forgot-cheers.
“Not only does Palin have the correct ideological orientation for most conservatives, she has honestly lived and governed by those concepts. Her twenty year track record of public service is replete with examples of her dogged determination to actually live up to her conservative ideals, despite what it might cost her, both personally, and professionally.”
There is NO doubt in my mind whatsoever that she has “personally” lived by correct concepts...her giving birth to Downs Syndrome child being a prime example. However, I keep hearing (yes I am talking “hearsay”) things about her governance in Alaska that I am not so sure about....NOT in fiscal matters but moral issues. For instance...DID she really sign legislation extending marital benefits to homosexuals in State employment? IF that hearsay is correct, she does not sound like someone that is not necessarily morally consistent in her governance. I hope the calumny about her is false, but I would like to get to the bottom on it. IF she is “homosexual” friendly (even moderately), then she is not someone I can vote for. I do not think homosexuals require special law protections (hate crimes) or any recognition of their status by the government to include domestic partnership....or health benefits as if they were married.
Reagan was a great President period! However I am 250% certain that you will not find a Sandra Day O`Connor on the Supreme Court after the Palin Presidency comes to a end in 2020.
Reagan does have one giant black mark against him, to an otherwise Great Presidency, that being Sandra Day O !!!
According to his post presidency notes, he claims to have never regretted her appointment, and even speaks unflattering of the Pro Life Crowd, something like they have their shorts in a knot over Sandra Day..paraphrase from memory.
Reagan went on to include Sandra Day in his planned funeral.
This is not bashing Reagan, so do not get your shorts in a knot folks.
It could well be that when the Palin administration is said and done, Palin will surpass Reagan.
I read your whole screed, and while I agree with what Obama has done, your conclusion to my points was:
“her signature issue is energy; she loves America; and she’s honest.”
And that’s the main selling point for Democrat leaners and independents? Seriously?
And I wouldn’t lean too heavily on the Reagan comparisons. Reagan’s 1980 resume dwarves Palin’s. There is just no rational comparison between the two in experience or political ability.
With regard to civil unions, etc., Palin believes in traditional heterosexual marriage, and does not support extending marriage or marriage-like benefits to any but traditional heterosexual marriage partners.
However,it is a pattern with her that she will not use executive power to overrule the judiciary. Some good, conservative evangelicals think she should, but our current administration demonstrates why certain other good, conservative evangelicals might think that is a bad idea. I once entertained the idea of dueling branches as a way to rein in a wayward judiciary, but if you get an executive like the Obama administration, where neither the judiciary nor his own view of the Constitution provide any check on his dictatorial inclinations, you are inviting despotism.
Bottom line, the Alaska Supreme Court said Alaska’s constitution required same-sex partner benefits, so she held her nose and vetoed a bill that would have banned such benefits in defiance of the Court’s ruling and thus, in her view, in defiance of Alaska’s constitution. The remedy, she said, was to amend the constitution, which would be the only way to solve the problem without creating a constitutional crisis. Clearly, it is one of her highest recommendations that she understands and honors with integrity our constitutional form of government, even when it sometimes leads to less than perfect outcomes.
Shouldn't be hard to track down the answer to that. If indeed she did sign such legislation, it may be a deal breaker for some. It's unfortunate that some would turn away from someone of Sarah's great worth and caliber over a single wart, but there are those for whom a single issue is the only barometer of a candidate's acceptability.
I 'friended' Day By Day yesterday. I should see every new strip as soon as they're published.
See my post at #228. Detailed info here:
I was just having a little fun with you after you posted the silly response that Palin rather than Perry should drop out.
I thought that you’d recognize the jest; sorry.
The remedy, she said, was to amend the constitution, which would be the only way to solve the problem without creating a constitutional crisis. Clearly, it is one of her highest recommendations that she understands and honors with integrity our constitutional form of government, even when it sometimes leads to less than perfect outcomes.
Thanks for that, SR. Yours is exactly the kind of fact-based analysis and reasoning that we Palin supporters are going to have to master, in order to counter the coming attacks in the primary.
Thankfully, the Governor herself will lead the way on that, after she steps in.
I check out DBD everyday from HotAir. It seems Chris really likes Sarah too and wants to see her run.
“The remedy, she said, was to amend the constitution, which would be the only way to solve the problem without creating a constitutional crisis.”
Did she at any time or way after this action, attempt to help those that would push for a referendum vote to ammend AKs constitution? Or did the matter simply gain zero traction and was dropped by her and others?
She did direct those who wanted this overturned to look to the amendatory process for a solution. I don't know what else happened after that.
I was just stating my concern about splitting the vote between two conservatives.
I apologize for not recognizing what you were saying was in jest.
I always have a high regard for your comments.
nathanbedford, though the years on FR your posts have been of consistently superior quality, with precisely one user name. I probably won't always agree with you, but you do write well.
That's not what I'm talking about. Every politician is 'down in the polls' at some point. I'm talking about a concentrated years-long bashing of a candidate who is loathed by the media that results in turning the public opinion against that person.
Reagan was considered a dunce or a loon by some in the media, but he never had to deal with the intensity and full-court press the way Palin has until after he actually won.
I, too, have issues with the supporters of Palin who can't seem to step back and see that they are the conservative versions of the Obama worshippers. The reason this is so alarming is because it goes to the root of the philosophical differences between the parties. See, we conservatives don't WANT or NEED someone to worship or even 'root for' but see politicians as necessary laborers in the machinery of government, no more and no less than those of us who have jobs in the real world.
In the past I could have gone on at much greater length in multiple posts about this, but I look around and it's pointless. People have taken the exact wrong lesson from the Obama worship--instead of saying "OK, that's silly and immature, THIS is how we should be dealing with our political class and our problems," so many on the right have said 'Hey, we want our own hero to shout about!"
We are letting the left dictate how we think of government and those in power, and it is insidiously playing into their philosophy. Instead of showing that we have elemental disagreements, we are just saying "We'll play the game your way, just with people we like." It's a losing game because merely by playing, we are surrendering our beliefs.
But people are more interested in pretending that a politician, even one as noble and correct as Palin is (you hit it on the head as to why her not killing her child infuriates the left), is their friend on a personal level. It's degrading to ourselves as mature people, and our politics as one that gets beyond the cult of personality. So why bother discussing it? If you don't act the role of cheerleader, you're a commie. How far we've fallen.
In this way we surrender our beliefs in the rule of law to the rule of men and our commitment to the rule of law rooted in a Constitution. The process is sometimes subtle when it is done by Justices like Ruth Ginsburg or blatant when done by mountebanks like Obama. It is tragic when we do it to ourselves.
These insights of yours are very important.
But people are more interested in pretending that a politician... is their friend on a personal level....It's degrading to ourselves as mature people...
This is how the process of rationalization, so advanced in the Democratic Party, can leach over into our side and become a cult rather than a political party. Besides, you are absolutely right, on a personal level it is degrading.
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