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'She's one of us': Palin wins over Obama women
The Times(UK) ^ | 9/13/08 | Tim Reid

Posted on 09/12/2008 5:39:50 PM PDT by DallasBiff

Jessica Goral had pretty much made up her mind two weeks ago: she was going to vote for Barack Obama. Then John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running-mate.

“She empowers a lot of women,” said Mrs Goral, a mother of two in Macomb County – a national bellwether in the battleground state of Michigan and an area rich in white, working-class swing voters who will play an important role in deciding the election in November.

“I like that she’s a brand new mother, and that she has the courage to stand behind her pregnant daughter. She relates to working women. For all of us who have children at home but have to go to work every day – she has given us a sense that we can still do it and can be an excellent mum,” she said. “Sarah Palin is a role model. She’s made me more likely to vote Republican.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: macombcounty; mccain; mccainpalin; obama; palin; swingvote; womensvote
No wonder Obama is flailing away.
1 posted on 09/12/2008 5:39:50 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

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2 posted on 09/12/2008 5:42:09 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: DallasBiff

hreat article

the British press are really liking her and giving her good coverage now put that against the American media who seem hell bent on destroying her


3 posted on 09/12/2008 5:43:13 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick Ma sham marriage - -end racism end affirmative action)
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To: DallasBiff
Hehehe...me thinks that there is a of this going on out there and it scares the bajeevees out of the Dems.

And so the Dems respond by trying to attack...and yet the more that Obama, the MSM and DNC try to either smear, besmirch, or twist Sarah Palin's words and experience, the more people all over the country will be drawn to her.

It's because of something the left and the elite cannot understand and are blind to.

Sarah connects with everyday people. She was mother who wanted to make a difference in her community and joined the PTA and it went from there. She didn't need an ivy league degree in Political Science, she didn't need a law degree, she didn’t need rich connections, she just needed honesty, integrity, her faith, and a desire to serve.

She didn't seek wealth, power, or high position...it just happened and that connects with most Americans of all stripes (outside of the leftists and elitists whom she threatens) who in their hearts want to try and help their communities and improve things for their kids.


SARAH PALIN TRUMPS OBAMA-BIDEN

4 posted on 09/12/2008 5:52:22 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: DallasBiff
Hehehe...me thinks that there is a LOT of this going on out there and it scares the bajeevees out of the Dems.

And so the Dems respond by trying to attack...and yet the more that Obama, the MSM and DNC try to either smear, besmirch, or twist Sarah Palin's words and experience, the more people all over the country will be drawn to her.

It's because of something the left and the elite cannot understand and are blind to.

Sarah connects with everyday people. She was mother who wanted to make a difference in her community and joined the PTA and it went from there. She didn't need an ivy league degree in Political Science, she didn't need a law degree, she didn’t need rich connections, she just needed honesty, integrity, her faith, and a desire to serve.

She didn't seek wealth, power, or high position...it just happened and that connects with most Americans of all stripes (outside of the leftists and elitists whom she threatens) who in their hearts want to try and help their communities and improve things for their kids.


SARAH PALIN TRUMPS OBAMA-BIDEN

5 posted on 09/12/2008 5:52:48 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: DallasBiff

“Macomb County – a national bellwether in the battleground state of Michigan”

Yes it is. Maps...here...

http://www.macombcountymi.gov/Map/index.htm

http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Maps/Counties/50-MacombCoMap.htm


6 posted on 09/12/2008 5:55:10 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: DallasBiff

Any Woman who has children, and a job can relate to Sarah. Any woman who has too work, with children can relate to Sarah, and can relate to the snide remarks that are being made by Obama, and his campaign, and by newscasters who ask dumb questions, like can you handle being Vice-president.

Did any news person ask Obama if he could handle being President, or he was prepared. Obama’s wife works, who will be taking care of their children. No one asked those questions.. why? Because they are sexist.


7 posted on 09/12/2008 6:17:55 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776 ( Our Mamma beats your Obama)
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To: DallasBiff

Who in Michigan calls a mother “mum”?


8 posted on 09/12/2008 6:24:24 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: DallasBiff
My neighbors two houses down has always voted Democrat, and showed their preference by putting campaign sings in their window. They even have a Bush Lied sign hanging in the window. That sign has been their since 2006.

Just before the DNC they put a Obama sign in their window (no surprise). But I noticed last weekend it has been taken down and replaced with a Clinton/Gore 96 sign.

WOW! I think I have an honest to goodness PUMA living there. They still have the Bush Lied sign, so its not a total conversion. Still this is very very bad news for Obama.

9 posted on 09/12/2008 6:26:51 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: DallasBiff
“She empowers a lot of women,”...finally the women of the country have a real choice between a snobbish, supercilious, shrill, elitist, make-believe "woman of the people" and someone who actually is "one of us" - and Hillary is the big loser.....
10 posted on 09/12/2008 6:28:54 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: DallasBiff

at the risk of being flayed alive by FR women (but I like it, with heels on please if you must beat me)

don’t ya’ll find it odd how pro-abort chicks can turn on a dime for a wonderful lovely pro-life lady who loves her husband and beleieves in everything your average Mississippi deer hunter believes in just cause she’s:

a) female

b) being picked on.....more by women in the media to be candid

I don’t think most fembots I’ve known are that whimsical yet the numbers are there

and I know several myself who are saying this

it is odd...a welcome odd but odd


11 posted on 09/12/2008 6:36:56 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama/Pol Pot 2008)
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To: DallasBiff

I have similar feelings about Joe Biden...he inspires me.

I keep running around to people in wheelchairs encouraging them to stand up so we can all get a look at ‘em!!!


12 posted on 09/12/2008 7:47:04 PM PDT by MCOAvalanche
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To: DallasBiff
What they're not saying is that the average white middle class American woman swing voter isn't particularly impressed with Obama's sour-faced wife. They won't come out and say it though. No one connects or wants to relate to that kind of anger and bitterness.

Even Hillary put on a good face for Bill during campaign season.

13 posted on 09/12/2008 7:47:41 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Stand up and pray up!)
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To: Jeff Head; All; pissant
Rush Limbaugh is correct when he observes that traditional 60's and 70's style feminists (as well as the sections of the Democratic party that still have two brain cells to rub together) are VERY worried about someone like Sarah Palin, because they recognize the threat she presents to their ideology.

There was an issue recently (I think a few days after her rollout at the RNC, that she was criticized for something she wore.

I thought that particular angle, just the clothes, portrayed and symbolized much more than the cloth they were cut from.

This has been discussed endlessly, but it just begs for the rich treasure trove of opinions because...it is rich in many ways, but most of all, it is rich with steely irony (Which admittedly, is lost on many liberals. Irony is not on their radar.)

Liberals have been tilting at windmills with dishonor via George W. Bush, and before him, Ronald Reagan. But if you have followed politics closely, you can easily see that neither Reagan nor Bush frightened Liberals in the same way Sarah Palin does, because neither of those two presented such a deadly threat to the heart of their ideology.

Sarah Palin goes right for their jugulars of victimhood, bitterness and divisiveness. Their culitvated misandry (hate or contempt of men or boys) which is the feminine yin to the yang of the better known term, misogyny. She is a direct threat to one of the main structural pillars of the democratic party, which is Radical Feminism. I have hope that she is preparing herself to destroy that pillar of liberalism. She is not Superwoman, but she is pretty sharp, and she knows what the stakes are.

As Ann Coulter describes in her book "Treason", liberals will fight with desperation, as they did during the Clinton years when he had to show himself to the nation as a liar. And those liberals fought as they did, because it directly threatened to expose one of the other structural pillars of liberalism, and that is Deception. He was in front of the American Public with his pants down, figuratively speaking. So they fought back, in Ann Coulters phrase, "like cornered animals".

A couple of other rich areas are sexism with respect to the coming battle between the liberals regarding their concealed (they think) sexism, and in the campaign as a whole, racism.

A Freeper recently said: "...If a conservative had said anything at all about the way Hillary was dressed, it would have been called sexist...."

Pfft. Like the stuff I say all the time. I have such a dislike for the politics and attitude of the Clintons that I even see her nearly bitter animosity towards some of the concepts of Conservatism expressed concisely in the things she wears.

I will readily admit that one of the things I think is absolutely CAPITAL about Sarah Palin is her femininity that by all observations goes hand in hand with an agile brain (And that brain seems very well rooted in conservatism.) I wrote something a while back about Hillary, which I recount here:

She will never, ever get MEN to vote for her. I am not talking about Rush Limbaugh's "New Castrati". I am talking about Normal Men.

To many men, her voice is like chalk on a board. It is the sound etched deep into the primordial areas of Man's Brain, and it is the sound of a woman who is very, VERY angry at him.

Her voice is shrill...and resonates a perfect, exquisitely awful dissonance at certain frequencies.

Primordial Man first heard that sound when he dragged his filthy, muddy ass into that clean, dry cave and was lit into by Primordial Woman because he didn't clean the swamp ooze off of his feet, or the Wooly Mammoth guts off of his malodorous fur skin.

That is the voice of Hillary Clinton. She tries to hide it. She tries very hard. But no matter how hard she tries, there are times she opens that mouth and every man with that Primordial Man inside him, hears Her voice.

It is clear she dislikes men. But what REALLY gives her away (and the radical feminists by extension) is the spectacle of the fake affection she has shown towards her husband, simply accepting it as a personal cost to her as she grasps for power. The the contempt she holds him in (and richly deserved in my opinion) is real which makes her willingness to prostitute herself (along with any shreds of principle she may have retained) in order to gain and keep power, a particularly egregious insult.

Quite a difference from Sarah Palin.

The sound of Hillary saying "... "I'm not sitting here as some little woman 'standing by my man' like Tammy Wynette. I'm sitting here because I love him and I respect him, and I honor what he's been through and what we've been through together..." has all the feminine charm of a chainsaw cutting through a large plastic log.

Now.

I just want to paint a contrast here. And folks...this is the part that really made me smile, because it will be such a boon for our country if she can deal a deadly blow to Radical Feminism. If she does, she may cripple the feminist movement in the same way Joseph McCarthy crippled the Communist movement in this country. He made it disreputable.

This is what Sarah Palin may do to free millions of young girls and women from the societal influence of the bitter brand of feminism that has tried to destroy the family and drive a wedge between men and women. I believe that Radical Feminism has been one of the most powerful negatively eroding forces in our country since the middle of the Sixties. A very destructive, divisive and wasteful ideology.

One would read this and wonder how on earth Sarah Palin could destroy the Feminist movement. What would her "weapon" be?

Ironically enough, her Femininity.

She likes men, and it is evident she has real respect and affection for her husband. When one is forced to watch leftist junk on television showing fathers as being contemptible, incompetent, idiotic boobs, you would think American Husbands are the lowest form of life on earth, surpassed only by men in general. (Brent Bozell has written brilliantly and insightfully on this viewpoint.)

THIS is what struck me during her acceptance speech.

Did anyone else hear this during Sarah Palin's acceptance speech, when she talked about her husband:

Todd is a story all by himself.

He's a lifelong commercial fisherman ... a production operator in the oil fields of Alaska's North Slope ... a proud member of the United Steel Workers' Union ... and world champion snow machine racer.

Throw in his Yup'ik Eskimo ancestry, and it all makes for quite a package.

We met in high school, and two decades and five children later he's still my guy.

In the same breath she ended speaking, she turned and gestured towards her husband. I thought I heard something in that moment when she stopped talking and turned. Did anyone else hear, nearly below the threshold of hearing...her giggle? A real, giggle. Just three little heh-heh-hehs under the breath, almost as if she tried to keep them bottled up inside of her chest, so everyone there couldn't hear it. As if she involuntarily giggled to herself and almost completely inaudibly, not realizing that a sensitive microphone might pick up that faint sound.

But I was nearly positive I heard it. I did hear it. I went on Youtube, found the video and watched it again. Even though you cannot see her, since the camera was on her husband, you could clearly hear it. It is at This Link: The Speech Part 2. If you listen carefully at exactly 1:37 into it, you will hear it, as soft giggle.

As a man, it was a wonderful thing to hear. It was very feminine, from a woman who sees nothing wrong with femininity, who didn't view her "guy" as a contemptible enemy.

And that, folks, if Mrs. Palin pulls this off, is going to be the thing that girls and young (or not so young) women can look to with genuine admiration and excitement. This is a pathway that they can follow in their lives without being compelled to compromise their principles.

And if this generation of women see that path and take it, it will be a great thing for our country and our society.

After that, conservatives can help blacks (and our nation) in the same way by producing a black man who is more a disciple of Thomas Sowell instead of Saul Alinsky.

And when that happens, blacks will truly be free in their own minds.

14 posted on 09/12/2008 8:02:12 PM PDT by rlmorel (Who is Saul Alinsky and why is Barack Obama is a disciple of his methods?)
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To: rlmorel

15 posted on 09/12/2008 8:03:54 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: PhatHead
That's great! Check out these bumperstickers I made...


16 posted on 09/12/2008 8:10:17 PM PDT by rlmorel (Who is Saul Alinsky and why is Barack Obama is a disciple of his methods?)
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To: rlmorel
Sarah Palin is shaking the Democratic leftist-liberal house to its foundation, and bringing it down. She and her family, their faith, their values, and their story represent the absolute refutation of all the tired old liberal mantras and victimology that they malignantly use to mentally, pshycologically, and financially enslave whole classes of people.

From women's rights, to family values, to gun rights, to abortion, to energy policy, to taxation, to envrionmentalism, and on and on...she is a wrecking ball to the leftist, liberal, socialist house.

17 posted on 09/12/2008 8:10:34 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

I hope we are right on this.

Of course, the empirical evidence indicates we are. The libs are becoming unhinged.


18 posted on 09/12/2008 8:12:40 PM PDT by rlmorel (Who is Saul Alinsky and why is Barack Obama is a disciple of his methods?)
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To: rlmorel

I LOVE the Palin-Nugent one!!!


19 posted on 09/12/2008 8:43:29 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: Jeff Head
Sarah Palin is shaking the Democratic leftist-liberal house to its foundation, and bringing it down.

Actually...God is doing this, and using Sarah as his instrument, like He does to everyone who is truly attuned to His will.

This is no accident, believe me. It is a huge light shining in the darkness, which comprehends it not.

20 posted on 09/13/2008 2:07:44 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Stand up and pray up!)
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To: wardaddy
don’t ya’ll find it odd how pro-abort chicks can turn on a dime

The true pro-abort chicks aren't. They are the one's railing at her and calling her "Not a real woman".

The ones you are seeing turning are the mildly pro-life to the mildly pro-abort with lots of restrictions crowd.

They are the ones that say that if a rape victim gets pregnant that a abortion is ok but if you and your husband's condom broke that you should just accept the fact that you are going to be parents.

A LOT of women fall into this category. Most of them are middle class moms who stayed home during their kids first few years but are now working since the kids are in school.

They strongly identify with Sarah. Even if they personally would have aborted Trig because they "Couldn't handle it" still they admire her for stepping up and taking on the challenge.

21 posted on 09/13/2008 2:20:12 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Just say No to Lawyers! Palin '08! (oh and McWhatshisname too. I guess))
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Libs hate people who live their beliefs (i.e. religion) because if Libs lived their religion, they wouldn't be here at all.

Why do they try to change America to some socialist utopia? Why don't they take over some other country that already thinks their way...like Cuba?

22 posted on 09/13/2008 2:41:13 PM PDT by pray4liberty (Stand up and pray up!)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I know two personally who have always been stridently pro-abortion here in Nashville who are swallowing their agenda to support Palin because she is feline and being victimized as a feline.

This is where the media have screwed up....they shoulda ignored her.

Have you ever known a liberal without a big ego or a hint that they were high IQ.


23 posted on 09/13/2008 3:21:51 PM PDT by wardaddy (Obama/Pol Pot 2008)
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To: DallasBiff

The ABC interview will win over many more just by the way the interview was conducted by Gibson. These lib MSM people are so stupid and they all think the people in fly over country fell off the last turnip truck going through town.


24 posted on 09/13/2008 3:30:02 PM PDT by kempo
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