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Posted on 06/26/2009 12:44:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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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.
No one here has asserted that an inability to communicate is a requirement for a conservative choice for president. To characterize it as such is misleading at best.
I’ve listened to many interviews/speeches of hers and had no trouble whatsoever understanding her very conservative message. Millions of other Americans stood with her to give John McCain a fighting chance, responding positively to her conservative message.
That she is not a spit-shined politician with “soaring rhetoric” is not her Achilles Heel; that is her strength. The sooner some get that through their thick, urbane skulls, the sooner we can get on with the work we have to do.
Palin cannot win on the votes of small town conservatives alone.
Millions of conservatives are not enough.
She would need well over 60 million votes.
Here we go again, counterpunch screaming at the top of his lungs about how worthless Sarah Palin is. As I’ve stated before, it’s clear you don’t like her and prefer a more elitist politician.
You, like the liberal democrats, fear Sarah Palin. It’s obvious from your posts that you are afraid she might get the nomination. Quit being such a pussy and start encouraging people like Sarah to enter the arena and bring the values of normal folks to Washington. If she wants to be President, let her run and fail on her own. What possible harm can there be from having more people like Sarah Palin on the national scene?
“John McCain made a bad choice for his running mate”
What color is the sky in your world today?
Governor Palin is the only reason Juan “My Friends...” McCain didn’t have his moderate a$$ completely back-handed to him—sliced, diced & double-dipped ...
counterpunch, you sound like the Democrats who called Reagan an “amiable dolt” and a “dunce.” They’ve pulled the same stuff with every GOP candidate, going back to Eisenhower.
When McCain picked Sarah, we were all saying, “Who?” She was saying, “Me?” K-K-Katie ambushed her, so you’re ready to drink the NBC/CBS/ABC kool-aid ... and Obama can “speak intelligently”. (”Senator, tell us: (dramatic pause) When did you first learn you could actually walk on water?” “Oh gee, Kate—age 3 I think.”) Jayzus!
Uh, er, hmmm, um—that’s, that’s, uh, a problem.
Once a month Sarah gets peckish and hunts bears with a switch, she would butter Zero’s neck-tie in debate, as she did with Joltin’ Joe, and she’s got a couple years to sharpen her teeth. And they know it.
We will continue to see attacks from the demo-dupes on all channels, but here? These negative vibes, man ... always with these negative vibes.
The choice between Palin or 0bama is a false dichotomy.
I’d rather pick someone else entirely who is not a hollow media creation or hand-picked by Juan McCain.
You are reading from the same page as someone like Peggy Noonan who wants Palin to sound “substantive.” Obama never sounds “substantive,” sometimes even when he is reading from a script.
Whom He calls, He equips.
I don't know what your point is in injecting Bush and McCain into a discussion about Palin, although you apparently desire to equally diminish them all.
You seem quite bitter, I hope you're able to get beyond that.
Vlad the Impaler used to brag that a naked virgin with a golden cup could pass unmolested from one end of his kingdom to the other.
I guess he made it safe for both decent and indecent women to walk down the street. ;)
All she has to do is something NO leftist can do,
speak genuinely from her core beliefs.
If a leftist did that, he’d get 10% of the vote.
And when you get someone genuine on stage with a typical leftist pol, the difference is going to be clear.
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