Skip to comments."Not One of Us" (Thomas Sowell on Sarah Palin)
Posted on 02/23/2009 9:19:15 PM PST by VinL
If Barack Obama has been the most remarkable phenomenon of the recent political scene, Sarah Palin must be second. The emotional responses to each-- especially by the media and the intelligentsia -- go beyond anything that can be explained by the usual political differences of opinion on issues of the day.
That liberals would be thrilled by another liberal is not surprising. But there are conservative Republicans who voted for Barack Obama, and other conservatives who may not have voted for him, but who are quick to see in various pragmatic moves of his since taking office an indication that he is not an extremist.
Anyone familiar with history knows that Hitler and Stalin were pragmatic. After years of denouncing each other, they signed the Nazi-Soviet pact under which they became allies for a couple of years before going to war against one another.
Pragmatism tells you nothing about extremism.
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If she’s good enuff for Thomas Sowell then she good enuff for all of us....even some snooty freepers
It could possibly even be true. Who knows, maybe those folks who just couldn't stand McCain and the GOP leadership decided to punish the party, and their desire to purge the party of the RINOS caused them to vote to remove them from power.
You’re right. _:)
Sowell is a genius. I love to read him and follow along with his mind. He is a forest, not the trees man, and I love to hear the Big Picture from his point of view.
“...Just so it is clear, Sowell is talking about Palin not being part of the intelligentsia...”
Just to make it clear, Dr. Sowell is talking about a candidate who does not appeal to the intelligentsia. Look at the mess the so called ‘intelligentsia’ have made of this country.
What is needed is a large does of SIMPLE COMMON SENSE AND INTEGRITY!
even some snooty freepers
WD, snooty freepers??? On a Sarah Palin thread?? Nah. -:)
There were plenty of Conservatives the voted for Obama...
.... by foolishly staying home.
Now we’re all paying the price.
I believe Mr Sowell voted for Obama. Is Mr Sowell a conservative?
I recall seeing him interviewed twice before the election and watching in stuned (sp) amazement that Mr Sowell was leaning toward Obama.
Maybe if we could produce a candidate worth voting for...
But there is one more reason that Palin wasn't as popular as she could have been, and that reason was sexism. Not by men, but by women on both sides of the political landscape.
I'll let the readers figure out what I mean by that.
Sarah Palin from Idaho to Alaska, it’s all good baby!
Sarah, Todd and family are “Real boots on the ground red/white/blue Americans” we love ya!
High and so-called mighty academic liberal pukes who have their ivy heads up each others AS! will NOT SAVE AMERICA nor AMERICANS!
SARAH PALIN 2012!
No; what a bunch of pathetic, superficial SNOBS!!
The woman of all outdoorsmans dreams, including mine!!
At least a third of black, hispanics, and asians consider themselves to be “conservatives” and voted for the Messiah. Also my “conservative” neighbors voted for the Messiah because they felt it was time to try something new.
Islander7, You nail it! Right on! Well said!
If anyone knows who Mr. Sowell voted for, ping me. I just cannot believe that he would sink so low as to vote for BHO.
Dr. Sowell voting for Obama!? NO WAY would Dr. Sowell vote for Obama! Are you certain it was Dr. Sowell you saw interviewed? Dr. Sowell wrote against Obama, mocked Obama, ground Obama up and mixed him with eggs for breakfast constantly.
LOL, I refuse to believe it. He did not vote for someone he wrote constant negative articles about.
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