Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Palin Saboteurs Want to Kill Her Career Now
The Moderate Voice ^ | 11/14/08 | Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

Posted on 11/14/2008 3:46:26 PM PST by lewisglad

Attacks on Gov. Sarah Palin by McCain campaign staff at first appear to be a case of making her a convenient scapegoat, but the attacks have a more devious motive. This post-election barrage is the first volley of the campaign to choose the Republican nominee in 2012. The Washington, D.C. based establishment that rules the GOP wants her career over now. She threatens them.

Firefighting 101 teaches it is easier to stomp out a wildfire when it is small. Don’t allow the fire to grow, spread and become an inferno. Sarah Palin was the spark of McCain’s reform campaign. She ignited the campaign and gave the reform message legitimacy.

Those knifing Palin are the old-guard Republicans who don’t want to see her as the nominee in 2012. The old-guard GOP candidates are likely Gov. Haley Barbour or former Gov. Mitt Romney.

Sarah Palin brought a vibrant, fresh face to the Republican Party. The GOP elitists saw how she easily connected with voters. Palin drew huge crowds of up to 70,000 people anxious to see and hear her. The crowds flocking to see Gov. Palin bond with her culturally. She has the potential to garner Obama- or Reagan-like devotion.

The Republican Party needs this grassroots energy and her reform agenda after a decade of broken promises and the disappointing Bush presidency.

Looking back at history, you see resemblances of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in Palin. Both Thatcher and Reagan were dismissed and insulted by their own party stalwarts. “Useful idiot” was a term once leveled at President Reagan.

Palin hails from Wasilla, Alaska; Margaret Thatcher grew up in the apartment over her family’s grocery store in a small town in England. Thatcher’s father taught her never to do things because other people were doing them. He said, “Do what you think is right and then persuade others to follow you.” Like Thatcher, Palin’s political philosophy and economic policies emphasize reduced government intervention, free markets and entrepreneurialism.

Margaret Thatcher was willing to take a hard line and earned the nickname “Iron Lady” for her tough-talking rhetoric defiantly opposing the Soviet Union. Likewise, Palin is tough enough to stand up to present-day threats. While Thatcher earned the moniker of ‘Attila the Hen,” Palin calls herself a “Pit-bull with Lipstick” and others dub her “Sarah Barracuda.”

Human, likeable, personable and witty like Reagan, with loads of common sense and confidence, Sarah Palin lives what she believes. And the camera loves her as it loved Ronald Reagan.

Grass-roots efforts are sure to encourage Palin to run in for president in 2012. Meanwhile, she trusts a higher power, saying she is, “Putting my life in my creator’s hands—that is what I always do.” She also said, “I’m like, God, if there is an open door for me somewhere, this is what I always pray, …don’t let me miss the open door…And if there is an open door in ’12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I’ll plow through that door.”

This rising star is now too bright to be extinguished by attempts at sabotage. She has addressed the criticism, setting the record straight concerning the purchase of clothes for herself and her family by the Republican National Committee, saying, “Those are the RNC’s clothes, they are not my clothes. I never forced anybody to buy anything. I never asked for anything more than maybe a Diet Dr Pepper every once in a while.” And then there’s the ridiculous rumors regarding the debate prep about NAFTA and Africa. Palin summed it up well, calling it “cruel, it’s mean-spirited, it’s immature, and it’s unprofessional,” and said, “Those guys are jerks if they came away with it taking thing out of context, then tried to spread something on national news.”

Yet Palin realizes criticism is to be expected in politics. “Your life is an open book and you open yourself up to criticism and you’d better be ready to take that criticism,” she said. “In other words, don’t run for office if you can’t handle it.”

Those staffers guilty of anonymous attacks are cowards. Their agenda to control the GOP needs to be seen for what it is — an attempt to kill the career of Sarah Palin because it threatens them. Americans can see through the falsehoods and love the real Sarah Palin. Nearly 400 letters arrive daily addressed to Gov. Palin and are now piled high in big bags waiting for her.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 11thcommandment; 2012; 2012gopprimary; palin; pds; rinopurge; waronsarah
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 141-151 next last

1 posted on 11/14/2008 3:46:26 PM PST by lewisglad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: lewisglad
Libs and RINOs hate Sarah and fear her. They saw and know full well what she is capable of. They do so because of her ability to connect with common Americans all over the country. Her appeal was evident not only in the large numbers who came out to see her, but in the excitement generated at those rallies.

She accomplished more in a few short weeks in that regard than other politicians have in a life time.

But they shall completely fail in their attempts to destroy her.

But, the more they seek to down play her and besmirch her with these underhanded, cowardly attacks, the more the conservative base and common Americans will rally to her.

For our part, we must do what we can to stand in the breech and write our GOP senators and urge them to stand.

At the same time standing up in any way we can ourselves over these next four years until we can turn this OBAMANATION out.











Many more designs here.

2 posted on 11/14/2008 3:47:55 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

Let’s keep the fire alive! Let’s make Sarah the next winning GOP candidate for prez.


3 posted on 11/14/2008 3:48:39 PM PST by toddausauras
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

Won’t work. The future of the GOP is Palin and those like her. They’ll be vital long after the RINO country clubbers are but an unpleasant memory.


4 posted on 11/14/2008 3:48:45 PM PST by skeeter (Its Barry's fault)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

Well, it’s great to hear from those “Moderates.”

I’d hate to think about who we might get for our President if it wasn’t for the Moderates.

What an idiotic name for a blog. It can’t be worth a damn, or it would stand for something.


5 posted on 11/14/2008 3:49:12 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Concerning Larry Sinclair: It is strange when you can be thankful for having a pervert on your side.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

Okay...as a redneck from the oil patch and cotton fields back home....what the Hell is wrong with Sarah?


6 posted on 11/14/2008 3:49:36 PM PST by pointsal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad
Looking back at history, you see resemblances of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in Palin.

What an insult to Maggie and the Gipper!

7 posted on 11/14/2008 3:52:19 PM PST by curiosity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

Yep. The GOP establishment fears her. A lot of people in Washington will fear her more and more.

If Sarah Palin ever becomes President, a lot of very powerful people will lose their seat at the table forever.

I pray for her protection.


8 posted on 11/14/2008 3:53:03 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad
Firefighting 101 teaches it is easier to stomp out a wildfire when it is small. Don’t allow the fire to grow, spread and become an inferno.

Too late. Sarah's already a firestorm, and she'll burn every last RINO pretender to a crisp by '12.

9 posted on 11/14/2008 3:53:44 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: curiosity

OK, how about we see alot of Reagan at age 44 in Palin.


10 posted on 11/14/2008 3:54:27 PM PST by skeeter (Its Barry's fault)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: pointsal
Hell is wrong with Sarah?

Well, imagine you are a career politician whose political sinecure all of a sudden under a threat from the young guns... It's the same attitude that some super rich have toward competition - once they on top they are ready to support socialism just to kill it.
11 posted on 11/14/2008 3:55:39 PM PST by alecqss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

They better have kryptonite because no one is going to kill our Superwoman.


12 posted on 11/14/2008 3:55:42 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin is the best medicine for the Rino Virus.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad
We didn't start the fire..

Some Billy Joel seems appropriate here.. though..

They are silly if they think this flame can be put out by sneaky pukes and their crap.

13 posted on 11/14/2008 3:57:27 PM PST by dalight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

14 posted on 11/14/2008 4:00:08 PM PST by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad
Gov. Haley Barbour

Not sure why he was mentioned. I always thought he was a real straight shooter. In fact, he was on Christine Matthews Hardline show the other day and had nothing but good things to say about Palin.

15 posted on 11/14/2008 4:01:42 PM PST by big black dog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad
Well I guess it's The Beltway Boys vs The Red States. I can tell ya I'm nowhere near Washington DC as I think most of us aren't.
16 posted on 11/14/2008 4:02:18 PM PST by McGruff (Read my lips. No new bailouts!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo

“They” are forgetting.....”they” get nowhere without us...the voters...”they” can try to destroy and demonize Sarah Palin but as long as “we” see her value to our country and the future of the GOP....and we stand togther...”they” won’t get their way...nor our votes.


17 posted on 11/14/2008 4:03:21 PM PST by imfrmdixie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: pointsal
Okay...as a redneck from the oil patch and cotton fields back home....what the Hell is wrong with Sarah?

Lots of things. Here are just a few.

1) She lacks knowledge of just about every national policy issue, save enegery, and betrays a disturbing lack of curiosity about political philosophy.

2) She can't speak intelligently about economic policy. She appears to know even less about economics than McCain.

3) She couldn't speak intelligently about the financial crisis, beyond parroting platitudes about "greed and corruption on Wall Street," which...

4)Betrays a perverse tendency to succumb to economic populism, like Huckabee.

5) Favors amnesty for illegals.

6) Beyond a few small, token purely symbolic spending cuts, she hasn't governed as a fiscal conservative.

Beyond her being pro-life and pro-gun, there is very little to like about her.

Hopefully Huckabee will run in 2012, in which case he'll split the value voter vote with Palin, leaving an opening for someone who can speak intelligently about economics and who, instead of falling for populist snake oil, knows how to sell sound, market-based economic solutions to the middle.

18 posted on 11/14/2008 4:04:14 PM PST by curiosity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: big black dog

Haley is a good ole Southern boy...he’s not about to trash a woman...he knows better than that...his mama taught him better.


19 posted on 11/14/2008 4:04:18 PM PST by imfrmdixie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: curiosity

Well, here you are again mixing misery and gin....you’re just a little ray of sunshine, ain’t cha’?


20 posted on 11/14/2008 4:05:08 PM PST by imfrmdixie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 141-151 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson