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Posted on 06/26/2009 12:44:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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I just watched the classic movie "High Noon" (again). Gary Cooper played a brave sheriff who brought law and order to his town. As one woman said, "He made it safe for a decent woman to walk down the street". A recently released outlaw was coming back to town on the noon train to deliver vengeance against the sheriff who put him away. His gang of three arrived early to help their leader take out the sheriff.
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The attempt by some on our side to envent an 0bamaesque mythology around Sarah Palin is going to come back to bite us in the butt.
The attempt by some on our side to invent an 0bamaesque mythology around Sarah Palin is going to come back to bite us in the butt.
But when oh when will it be safe for an INDECENT woman to walk down the street? ;)
Palin is not a savior, she is just a decent lady who would preserve our Republic.
I can’t believe how many folks here basically take the Democrat side when it comes to Palin. All that has taken place is of her own contrivance, and of course the left is absolved. Good fricken grief folks!
No wonder we keep getting our asses handed to us on every issue. The left craftily splits off the weak, and overpowers the rest.
Not sure what you mean.
By 2012 the Democrats will have all the Republican deputies out of the way (Ensign, Sanford, Gingrich, Romney if they can find an angle). Sheriff Palin will be standing alone on the edge of town. She’s going to need a lot of help from the rest of us to bring her safely to the Sheriff’s Office.
Did you come up with that crap all by yourself?
We sure have a contingent of timid hand wringers here.
You could be right on target for all I know.
I stand squarely behind Palin. I may not give her my vote in 2012, someone else may emerge, but I will damn well stand up for her against the likes of what the left has been doing with regard to her.
She does exude a certain love of country that annoys liberals, and she is UNASHAMED of being a good person, who loves her family and does so with great zeal. That she was willing to bring Trig into the world, loving him and embracing him absolutely makes the folks who love abortions cringe. They hate her because she is EVERYTHING they are not and more.
I LOVE HER STYLE, AND HER DEDICATION TO PRINCIPLE A GREAT BIG BUNCH!
I would love to meet Lloyd Marcus, the author of this article, I know exactly what he meant. I saw republicans hiding when Sarah arrived on the scene, as well.
“...Sheriff Palin looks mighty fine in her jeans.”
Is it really necessary to re-emphasize this aspect of a serious public servant who embodies the hopes and aspirations of many conservatives?
And where are the pictures to prove it?
It’s sad that the elite wing of the Republican Party can’t rally behind a woman with real values that will do nothing but help the Party. I suppose she’s just too Conservative for them.
The Judges (Deborah) were sent by God when His people cried out. They weren’t The Savior, either, but they were God-sent.
Does not look original bashing Sarah while having no coherent reason whatsoever for doing that...
I agree. No politician should be invested with some sort of mystical ability or elevated as some Utopian ‘hope and change’ type persona.And all politicians should be viewed with circumspection.What is important is that Gov. Palin is the contemporary political figure who is closest to what the founders had in mind:She’s a self starting citizen-politician with values of rugged individualism,character and conservative values as well as a winning personality.(And she can handle a shotgun.)
The part of High Noon which is so relevant is that very few of the established Republicans politicos (like the townspeople)will lift a hand to help Sarah out or at least stand by her side as she is being assailed on all sides or has the run the gauntlet to survive.
But she still stands strong and refuses to yield to moments of quiet desperation.
Sarah Palin is a dim bulb.
She’s less articulate than George Bush.
We can’t afford people who can’t form a coherent sentence anymore.
Palin fails the most basic requirement of a conservative leader: the ability to make an intelligent case for conservative solutions.
When she said on national TV “No wonder young girls especially have such low self-esteem in America when we think it’s funny for a so-called comedian to get away with such a remark as he did,” that was the last straw for me. That is utter gibberish. One too many stumbling incoherent statements in a long line of stumbling incoherent statements from here. If conservatives can’t find ANYONE smarter than her to carry the message, then it isn’t a message worth carrying. We may as well pack it in and admit we’re the STUPID PARTY once and for all.
I don’t care what she ‘represents’ if she can’t even form a grammatically correct sentence. The conservative cause was SETBACK by years because of George W. Bush’s inability to communicate. We didn’t progress under Bush. We need a communicator. If not a Great Communicator, at least an Adequate Communicator. Palin is not that person, and can never be that person.
I agree with that. It’s part of the reason why I stated I stand directly behind her on these issues.
The left stands as a solid block, and we stand as crumbling cinders. Paaathetic!
The SarahChoir supports her because she is The Most Mediocre Woman in America, making her “just like them.”
Why? I doubt Joe would, particularly the last paragraph at your link...
Director Fred Zinnemann, an Austrian Jew, saw himself as steering the film toward a message movie about European failure to fight fascism until it was too late. Zinnemans vision is ultimately the one that prevails. Kanes little town isnt populated by Joe McCarthys but by Neville Chamberlains.
We are definitely on the same page.
Hmmm, well ok, and kudos to anyone that can interpret this post.
well yeah I should have posted a connection to a strictly anti- high noon article.
the script was so bad and so transparent that John Wayne new what it was in a minute and rejected it as being commie. Gary cooper didnt realize what it was.
I think she frightens them. They see her as a threat to their importance as king-makers, just as the Democrats see her as a threat to their twisted ideology. It just makes me like her even more.
That characterization isn’t really what I said but if that’s what your position is, you’re entitled to it.
LOL! Yeah, and maybe a quote from John Wayne! Thata done it for sure! :)
Golly! Us rubes shure wud like too now who’n youd vote fer.
Sarah Palin, I assert, is far more intelligent than BHO ever dreamed to be.
BHO has talent, true, but that talent is very narrowly focussed on his ability to read a speech written by someone else, displayed to him word for word on a teleprompter.
In a debate format, this guy very well may be toast, if he gets off message.
Who do your cocktail party Republican friends think we should vote for?
We can’t leave out the “cosmic battle” aspect of this, either.
Those who despise her are reacting to the “fragrance of the knowledge of God” which is death to those who are dying.
(2 Cor 2:14-16)
Before one can become an American hero or heroine one must first begin to act like one.
Sarah Palin is beginning to act like an American heroine a la Joan of Arc. Her support is ‘tribal’. Her reputation is being uplifted by her genuine sensibilities and her ability to take advantage of every opportunity to score political points and not make any unforced errors.
The Far Left will continue on their quest to destroy Sarah. It is up to us to stand with Sarah and not allow it to be successful, for if it is successful I firmly believe America is doomed to a lifetime of Obama totalitarianism.
What I mean is Sarah Palin is mediocre at best. She is a complete invention of the Right, just as 0bama is an invention of the Left.
Palin’s support comes from desperation and a real shortness of vision. The GOP has always been the “who’s next in line” party, and as the defeated VP candidate on John McCain’s defeated presidential ticket, the mind numbed lemmings are gravitating to her, since they believe she is “next in line.”
She already lost against 0bama last year, and she will lose any rematch, too.
Some people in certain quarters of the conservative movement are trying very hard to invent a mythology around Palin. But just like 0bama, her accomplishments are few and insignificant. But unlike 0bama, she can’t even speak intelligently. Are we so abused from the Bush years that many of us have now convinced themselves that an inability to communicate effectively or coherently is actually a sign of leadership? Have we actually brainwashed ourselves from the years of excuses we made for Bush? “Bush/Palin can’t form a complete sentence, which proves they’re real people!”
Half the heartburn of the past 8 years we experienced was unnecessary and brought on solely by Bush’s public image as a dolt. That held back everything we wanted to accomplish as conservatives, and the only way Bush could get anyone to go along with him was when he was the one going along with him. The Ted Kennedy education bill vs. The Social Security reform failure. Bush’s domestic policy ‘victories’ were Phyric. He only won when he was advancing the Left’s agenda. The reason was because his inarticulation made it impossible for him to bring anyone over to his side that wasn’t already there.
We can do better than that. I don’t know who it is quite yet, we’ve got 3 years to figure it out, but that person is out there. Let’s not forfeit 2012 to 0bama because we’re too stubborn to admit that John McCain made a bad choice for his running mate. It’s time for us to admit that maybe John McCain doesn’t have the best judgement after all.
You and others in and out of the republican party just don’t get it sometime. There are millions of conservative Americans that DON’T CARE whether Sarah flows through every word/sentence with literary beauty. listen to half the democratic house and senate! we are looking for an honest, principled, christian, experienced candidate....that happens to be an American conservative. She’s it.
With Palin what you see is pretty much what you get. With Obama what you see is what you get. I prefer what I see when I look at Palin He is cold-blooded and power-hungry, and Palin is not. Whether she has to “stuff” or not, remains to be seen. but she is obviously not backing down.
Will this one succeed or will she get destroyed by the beast before anything good gets done?
Well said, she can put two sentences together without a teleprompter and without the ers and ahs.
She can also communicate with people no matter what some say, the campaign last year is proof of that. She connected with millions in a very short time though Country Club Republicans didn’t like her message.
It wasn't George W. Bush's inability to communicate that set conservatism back; it was his refusal to communicate until it was simply a matter of being too little, too late, and too bitter towards the wrong people.
The ability to communicate effectively is important. But while a person may not have a particularly strong grasp of grammar or syntax, if one is still able to get one's point across to as many people as possible, then that is what matters. If we based our choices of leaders solely upon their ability to form a grammatically-correct sentence, the only people who would be in Washington are attorneys, professors, and political hacks who can afford skilled speechwriters.
And I would posit that the crisis in which our nation finds itself is due to the fact that our halls of Congress are already populated with far too many attorneys, professors, and political hacks who can afford skilled speech writers.
You can keep your yearning for slick and precise orators who, for all their grammatical correctness, would still run over your mother and children for a quick, self-serving deal.
As for me, I'll take the plain talker who fights for what is right.
This populist BS doesn’t work.
We just need someone smart who will advance the conservative message.
If you aren’t moving forward, you are moving backwards.
Republicans haven’t had a purpose for 10 years.
McCain didn’t offer people a reason to vote for the ticket.
Sarah Palin didn’t either.
Voting for them because 0bama was a socialist scored them less votes than John Kerry got when he lost to George Bush 4 years earlier.
Palin offers no solutions to get behind.
That’s what voters want. Ideas they can get excited about.
The feeling that the candidate is going to advance America in some way.
Right now, I believe Americans are clamoring for less government, but at the same time, making the government we keep more streamlined, efficient, and responsive. And more benevolent, less intrusive.
Palin can’t offer policies like that. You know this. She can whip up a crowd with her shrill criticisms of 0bama and other TV celebrities, and create a media circus around her, but she’s not a serious individual and problem solver in the long tradition of American statesmen.
The GOP has 3 years to develop some leadership.
That’s downright nutty.
Sarah’s ‘tribe’ will discover just how small and isolated they are if she somehow wins the 2012 nomination.
I really don’t want to see 0bama president for 8 years.
The PalinBots are willing to risk that on a longshot gamble at elevating their Queen.
Well, we have a problem. Someone like Romney simply “can’t whip up a crowd.”
and he can’t “connect” either with a crowd or individuals. He’s a stiff.