Skip to comments.The left sees history's fist coming. Again.
Posted on 12/13/2010 12:56:02 AM PST by neverdem
Want to know why the Democrats in Congress are mumbling "f*** the president"? Want to know why the Cancun mobsters are demanding world power for yesterday's climate fascism?
Sadly, Palin is NOT Reaganesque to the larger part of the mushy independent middle that chooses our presidents. Sorry, but that’s the truth. Her supporters are two few to get her elected short of plurality win in a three or four-candidate general election goat rope.
I agree that the left fears Sarah aplin, but no less than the Establishment, which includes people like Eric Cantor, John Boehner and the Washington permanent punditocracy.
The Establishment fears and hates Palin because she does not need them, in the same way that Andrew Jackson and Ronald Reagan did not need them. Jackson and Reagan were populists but not the pro-government socialist variety (like Huey Long) who wanted to redistribute wealth. Both Jackson and Reagan saw the central government as the problem and they sought to pare it back and return power to the states and to the people.
Like Jackson and Reagan, Palin’s appeal is to the common people whom the elites in Washington and New York do not understand and in fact despise. Her popularity does not depend on elite approval, and the elites hold her in the highest contempt as they did Jackson and Reagan. For a peek into the Establishment groupthink on Reagan, see the excerpt from a taped conversation of President Nixon and Henry Kissinger on Reagan in 1971 (when he was in his second term as Governor of California):
“President Nixon: What’s your evaluation of Reagan after meeting him several times now.
Kissinger: Well, I think he’s a—actually I think he’s a pretty decent guy.
President Nixon: Oh, decent, no question, but his brains
Kissinger: Well, his brains, are negligible. I—
President Nixon: He’s really pretty shallow, Henry.
Kissinger: He’s shallow. He’s got no...he’s an actor. He—When he gets a line he does it very well. He said, “Hell, people are remembered not for what they do, but for what they say. Can’t you find a few good lines?” [Chuckles.] That’s really an actor’s approach to foreign policy—to substantive....
President Nixon: I’ve said a lot of good things, too, you know damn well.
Kissinger: Well, that too.”
Later in the 24-minute-long discussion, the two discussed the possibility of Reagan running for president:
“President Nixon: Can you think though, Henry, can you think, though, that Reagan with certain forces running in the direction could be sitting right here?
So much for Kissinger’s powers of prognostication. As they were finishing up—after discussing other matters—Nixon slammed Reagan again:
“President Nixon: Back to Reagan though. It shows you how a man of limited mental capacity simply doesn’t know what the _______ is going on in the foreign area. He’s got to know that on defense—doesn’t he know these battles we fight and fight and fight? G-——n it, Henry, we’ve been at—
Kissinger: And I told him—he said, “Why don’t you fire the bureaucracy?” I said, “Because there are only so many battles we can fight. We take on the bureaucracy now, they’re going to leak us to death. Name me one thing that we have done that the bureaucracy made us do.”
President Nixon: The bureaucracy has had nothing to do with anything.
Kissinger: No, no. They’ve made our lives harder. They’ve driven us crazy. But that doesn’t affect him.”
Shallow, negligible brains, limited mental capacity? These are the cuss words the Establishment has applied to Jackson, Reagan and now to Palin. And it stems mainly from the fact that she will not kiss their ring and that she does not need to. She is building an electoral coalition of committed conservatives such as those who pushed Goldwater to the fore fused with working class voters who admire her for non ideological, often intangible, reasons such as her courage, her decency, her ability to connect with them as an average person and her firecracker hot charisma.
That electoral coalition is poised to propel her into the White House at a relatively young age and to secure her place not only in history but on the American political scene for perhaps the next three decades.
Hat tip to Al.B for the excellent research in locating the Kissinger Nixon dialogue on Reagan.
I lived in Reagan's CA when he was Gov. I well remember the arguments in my household (when my older sister would come home for the weekend from college) with my dad over Reagan.
My first exposure to the mind-altering hypnotism of the college profs! DAD WAS RIGHT and now my sister agrees!
In order just to defeat the left is for us to just stand up for what we believe in and what is right.
” This is Dunkirk, folks. It’s the Battles of Midway and Gettysburg rolled into one. This is the watershed moment in history. This is where the Evil Empire gets its comeuppance. “
No resolution or action from Western nations’ voters or leaders, unless Muslim Arabs with bombs shoved up their asses suicide sh!t-bomb a big bunch of civilized folk. And that’ll just be reaction, not resolute action.
As Michael Tanner writes in today’s New York Post, we’re just now “Kicking the Medicare can — again”, and we’ll kick the Social Security can down the road the same way, just like we kick the illegal-immigration-enforcement can, and just like the Eurpos kick their unaffordable-entitlements-paid-to-unassimilated-Muslim-immigrants-wanting-to-kill-us can.
If she runs, she will have to make a case for her being president and that will include policy papers and lots of specifics. If she runs and makes the case well enough, she will win. If she doesn't make the case well, she'll lose. It's that simple.
There's a long way to go in the battle to take our country back. If nothing else, she's doing a great job in galvanizing conservatives to do just that. For that and taking the daily crap from the insane leftists in the democrat/media complex, she deserve tremendous credit.
When you have a grown man asking to be spoon-fed that which anyone with a spine and a sense of decency would just get for themselves, you don't help the pantywaist by coddling and cooing over his crap-filled diapers. No...
Instead, you scream as though in an apoplectic rage, "WHY ARE YOU CRAPPING YOURSELF IN PUBLIC??!! You're a GROWN MAN! HAVE YOU NO SHAME??!!
That cures them, once and for all. See?
More like Lepanto in 1571.
More like Caporetto and Waterloo.
There are many policy statements and links to her articles here in the facebook link. Read ‘em and weep.
And it’s a little thing, to many, to crush a young man’s athletic dreams, but you might add her support of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to your list. It’s Female Affirmative Action for collegiate sports. As currently enforced, requires approximately 1 for 1 ratio of male/female sports participation, despite men’s much highher desire to compete. Kills men’s wrestling teams, causes schools to field more collegiate rifle teams for women than there are for men. More schools offer womens equestrian teams than mens water polo teams. Quinnipiac University, for example, has seven sports for men and 14 for women. UCLA has a swimming team for women but not for men.
You could start by doing a little reading.
The lamestream media isn’t going to force feed you this info, try not to be a sheep.
This is just a brief start, reading one (or both) of her books would help you as well.
Are you saying Mittens would repeal Title IX?
This is a non-issue.
Sarah expressed her gratitude for being able to compete, she had nothing to do with passing this law. As far as I know, it isn’t an issue in presidential politics today.
You are really down in the weeds now. Funny.
First, although I'm replying to Gargantua's post to me, I'm copying those of you who took at least a moment to also reply to me. Thank you all for at least replying. Most of you responded to my request by telling me, in one way or another, to go look it up for myself. Some of you were polite, some not so. Interestingly, only algernonpj took a bit of time to post some of Palin's stated policy positions, and he/she appears to have concerns that Palin is not conservative enough.
Second, I chose to click 'Post Reply' to Gargantua because his/her reply is filled with incredible venom. FR used to be a place where people gladly shared information. Now it seems largely (though not entirely) a place where people seem to engage only in one-upsmanship to see who can post the lamest jokes and/or snarkiest comments.
Then there are the cyber bullies like Gargantua, whose totally unwarranted viciousness toward a person he/she doesn't know leaves no doubt that this is a person with serious anger management issues. Is this really what the conservative movement has become? Is this characteristic of people who support Palin?
None of you know my circumstances, so you can't know why I asked to be educated about her policy positions. I happen to have gone through an 18-month period of being laid off and unable to find work in my field. Finally I took a security officer job. I work graveyard at a refinery, 10:00pm to 6:00am. I get home at 6:30am and try to sleep until about 2:00pm. Then I get household chores and errands done, then eat, then take my shower and try to rest a little bit before having to arrive back at the refinery by 9:45pm for shift change. I get no holidays, no breaks (not even potty unless I call a patrol unit to come spell me for a bit), no real weekend -- all this for $9.00 an hour. $9.00 an hour in Los Angeles doesn't go very far, so I don't have the money to buy lots of books. I don't have the time to pay much attention to news these days, and the best I can do is post here using my cell phone.
So yes, I hoped some considerate, informed people here would share a bit of information about Palin's policy positions from people who are able to be more informed that I am at this point in my life.
But hey, if you Palin fans don't want to engage and recruit potential supporters for her, whatever.
Someone asked why I didn't ask about other candidates. Answer is simple. So far only Palin has publicly indicated her interest in running. In '08 she had to take the positions of McCain. Romney and Huckabee ran their own campaigns, so their positions are well known. I don't know who else might be considering a run in '12. I am not able to be anywhere nearly as informed now as I was then.
No, I ain’t sayin’ anyone’s gonna repeal IX. I just ain’t all hot for a politician who gushes over how great Affirmative Action can make her feel. And I do mean politician. Here’s Sarah gushing for her own brand of remedial action for Global Warming, before she started to call it Climate Change, before she denied her previous denials.
Climate change: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin acknowledges global warming is affecting her state
Chicago Tribune ^
Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:47:45 AM by Sub-Driver
Climate change: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin acknowledges global warming is affecting her state But the former GOP vice presidential candidate contends gas drilling will help curb rising temperatures
By Kim Murphy | Tribune Newspapers April 15, 2009
ANCHORAGE Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin acknowledged Tuesday that global warming is harming her state but said stepped-up natural-gas production could mitigate its effects.
Palin spoke at a hearing before Interior Secretary Ken Salazar the third of a series he is holding across the country to consider renewed oil and gas leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf.
The 2008 Republican nominee for vice president said relatively clean-burning natural gas can supplant dirtier fuels and slow the discharge of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
“We Alaskans are living with the changes that you are observing in Washington,” she said. “The dramatic decreases in the extent of summer sea ice, increased coastal erosion, melting of permafrost, decrease in alpine glaciers and overall ecosystem changes are very real to us.”
Sarahs True Color has a little bit of chameleon in it, hayna? When I saw her trying to campaign-finesse her brats forthcoming brat, I expected more of the same, and Im getting just about what I expected. This really isnt news, its just a politician being a politician.
17 posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:58:30 AM by flowerplough
flowerplough, thanks for the information. Supporting Title IX, along with supporting ADA, indicates a lack of understanding of the deleterious results of big government intervention, no matter how well meaning or compassionate.
I think she has grown on this issue as well.
The whole climategate thing probably opened her eyes.
You needn’t worry about a Palin administration pushing any type of energy taxes or Cap and Trade.
No one is perfect of course, and you are free to support whoever you want, but what you are doing on here is not going to get much traction.
We know the real Sarah, and she is not who you are trying to portray her as.
Elections don’t take place in a vacuum. Everything is comparative, and so far, Sarah is light years ahead of the ‘pack.’
If you are looking for purity in a candidate, I suggest you find some obscure unknown House member from a safe district who has never had to be held personally responsible for making hard executive decisions.
Duncan Hunter anyone? LOL
Riiiight. Gotcha. 'nuff said.