Skip to comments.Why Palin has been vilified...........(vitriolic hatred among liberals)
Posted on 10/31/2008 10:10:35 AM PDT by IrishMike
Palin stirs up vitriolic hatred among liberals because she is a conservative Christian who practices her beliefs, especially regarding abortion.
If the mainstream media and other liberals are going to continue vilifying Sarah Palin, then they should at least be honest about the reason for their attacks.
Their issue with Palin is not her foreign policy experience. After all, Palins critics love Obama, who has about the same amount of foreign policy experience as Palin. Nor do any of them really care about her folksy manner, little winks and moose hunting.
Palin stirs up vitriolic hatred among liberals because she is a conservative Christian who practices her beliefs, especially regarding abortion. She defends the one thing liberals hate the most: life. Carol Fowler, South Carolinas Democratic chairwoman, expressed the true source of liberal discontentment when she said Palins primary qualification seems to be that she did not have an abortion. It is Obamas primary qualification as well, Ms. Fowler.
Yes, there have been other pro-life candidates, most notably Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. But Palin is especially troubling to liberals: she is difficult to combat because, as a woman, she has had the opportunity to truly live the pro-life message.
And she has lived it heroically. By refusing to abort her baby when she found out he had Downs Syndrome, Palin has articulated the value of all human life without saying a word. By supporting and perhaps influencing her teenage daughters decision to keep her baby, she has taught families how to face lifes challenges with courage, not fear. By demonstrating the value of sacrifice, she has shattered our societys emphasis on convenience.
She has inspired many Americans to do the right thing in the face of difficult circumstances, and I wonder how many babies will survive simply because of her story. Pregnant mothers who are gripped by fear need courageous and principled role models like Palin. Some of these mothers, upon hearing Palins story, will think to themselves: If she can have five children, including one baby with special needs, maybe I can have my baby. If her special-needs baby is a blessing, not a curse, then my special-needs baby is a blessing as well. If her teen-age daughter can have an unexpected baby, then maybe my daughter can, too.
Palin has shown women that strength lies not in license and independence, but in fulfilling ones duties with grace and courage. The media knows how powerful and transformative her life example is for the conservative movement and how threatening it is to liberalism.
Thus, the media and others have unleashed their fury on Palin, trying to tear her down like no other vice-presidential candidate in recent history. Frustrated by their inability to destroy a woman of character and integrity, they have tried to attack her from other angles. But the attacks will not convince independents to vote for Obama.
The questioning of her foreign policy experience, for example, is futile because Obama has virtually no domestic or foreign policy experience and no accomplishments. All Palin needs is a trip to Baghdad and a speech in Berlin to match Barack Obamas foreign policy experience.
The media has even distorted her performance as governor. After suggesting that Palin had a poor record as governor of Alaska, CNN asserted that Republicans will emphasize her populism, not her record. They did not explain, however, how a poor record could translate into an 80% approval rating. When will CNN learn that the American people determine job performance, not their network? After all, the networks candidates have lost the last two presidential elections.
The media, who have been helping Obama ever since he announced his candidacy, have shielded Obama from a potential backlash on the social issues. Knowing that Obama is particularly vulnerable in this area, the media chose almost no questions about social issues in the debates. They did not want to see Obama bumbling about why he voted to deny medical care to a baby who survived an abortion.
Whether or not the medias darling, Barack Obama, wins this years election, Palin could become president some day. If she does, she has the potential to transform America and become one of the most influential public figures in our nations history. A modern day heroine, she could destroy liberalism and turn out to be McCains greatest achievement yet.
Right on target
It’s because she has a (R) after her name. Liberals don’t get much deeper than that.
My question ~ should I call for help or let them pass unmolested?
This is a tough question so take your time.
Agreed. Excellent article!
There, fixed it.
“Venus Envy” - that’s brilliant! Yours? Anyway, stolen for tagline!
If it happens, be like Sarah Palin.
Coming from a rural area and having a twenty year background of dealing with environmental and leftist groups, I would disagree. They have vilified and denegrated traditional and rural culture and world view becuase it is fundamentally in conflict with their own view. Palin does come from a culture of strong traditional/Christian morals and values - not cultural relativism. However, she also comes from a world view steeped in individualism. She believes in the American tradition of protecting freedom for the individual to pursue his own hapiness and craft his own destiny. She believes in smaller and more localized government. Her worldview is positive and expansive - full of opportunity and an open horizon, while the liberal view is a constricted zero sum game populated by victims and corporate perpetrators, dependents and big government nannys.
Thanks for posting this truly accurate piece. She scares the hell out of them with her popularity displaying American values this country was founded on. Thanks for posting!
Our ruling elite haven’t prepared us for the slaughter yet.
We still, as a free people, believe in the right to keep and bear arms.
We still, as a free people, believe in private property rights.
And we still, as a free people, refuse to surrender our national sovereignty over to the United Nations.
Vote for John McCain/Sarah Palin this Tuesday.
The MSM being who they are, why on earth would you expect them to be honest about anything? It's unlikely that they're even honest with themselves about their hatred for Sarah.
And being honest is never an "at least", in my book.
100% spot on!
Palin is one of us. They hate her because they hate us.
Thought of it last week and been posting it to death ever since.
Needs to be a public rallying cry, IMO.
[and Barry sure has “woman issues”, what with the domineering wife, “uppity” Hillary and deserting mother...he hates women!]
Yo, lurking PUMA ladies, here’s your battle cry!
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