Skip to comments.Sarah Palin's Way Forward
Posted on 01/28/2011 12:10:20 AM PST by Scanian
It's apparent that the recent media attacks on Sarah Palin have, for the first time, actually drawn blood. Palin's negatives have shot up substantially, rising 7 points from 49% to 56%. The proximate cause is held to be the fact that she defended herself against the charge of complicity in murder in the Tucson shootings, along with engaging in some unclear variety of anti-Semitism by using the term "blood libel." It's safe to say that no other current politician would ever be held to such standards.
This slump is surely temporary -- no more permanent than Obama's miniscule "leap" in popularity over the same period. If political careers could be knocked out so easily, they'd last a matter of weeks at most. Such variations are typical of any politician's career. The only odd thing here is the fact that Palin has gone so long without such a slump.
Governor Palin has received a lot of advice on how to handle the situation, all of it well-meant and some of it quite valuable. One example is Charles Krauthammer's suggestion that it's not necessary to answer every last attack. The murder accusation was so absurd that it could have been left to collapse under its own weight. On the other hand, it's easy to grasp how any fundamentally decent person would find it difficult to resist answering.
But such advice -- in fact, all the comments related to Palin's current situation -- overlooks one basic fact: that the leftist attacks on Governor Palin are in no way new, not even in their viciousness. They are simply the latest examples of a tactic in use for generations -- one that has given the left considerable advantage, and one that the American center-right has utterly failed to address.
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Sarah Palin needs to renounce the Law of the Sea Treaty, which she has supported and make it known she is against Rockefeller globalism.
Until she does, she is generally as dangerous and wrong as the Bushes.
Republicans are wimps, there’s no mistaking that. That’s the main reason I’m not a Republican anymore. I don’t like to be identified with weakness.
Sarah, OTOH, is anything but a wimp. The fact that there are so many, even on the so-called right, who will stoop to anything to demonize her tells me that she’s over the target.
“Blood libel” and “death panels”...hit the nail on the understandable everyday language target!
I love that those who oppose her perceive her to be such a threat that they have to resort to anything and everything to try to suppress her. They will fail...
And we believe the polls because?????????
That was priceless! She made it okay to say “WTF!” and show disdain towards Obama with those three little, but very substantial, letters. lol
Too, now that it’s in the lexicon, I don’t think anyone would be banned for using those three little letters. lol
Once Sarah Palin starts campaigning, nothing will stop her. Right now she is ‘surfacing’ in various places/controlled environments and plainly stating her philosphies, her belief systems etc. But once she she starts actual interaction with the people of this country, her popularity will soar.
She can do the job and she will do it effectively. She has a spine of steel.
Your snide, off-topic, irrelevant, attacking comment directly displays the same communist tactics that the article discusses; the same tactics that Saul Alinsky consolidated in his Rules for Radicals, which has been the playbook for the communists for the past forty years or so.
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Palin also has something else, something not possessed by previous targets. She has a following. All previous figures had their admirers, and Reagan led a movement. But none had or has what Palin has -- a large group of people who look up to her, who view her as an example and a role model, who bleed when she bleeds and hurt when she hurts. It is those people who should be left to handle Palin's attackers.
They also provide larger possibilities. Republicans have never struck back against these attacks, lacking the means in a media-dominated political world. But now the means do exist, in the form of millions armed with access to the net and Twitter. What would happen if these people were turned on the next crowd who attacked Palin or any other politician?
Liberals are vulnerable. Consider Steven Cohen, soon to be ex-representative from Tennessee, who backed off from his rancid little Republicans-are-Nazis shtick as soon as the spotlight was shined on him. One thing we must never forget about leftists is their essential cowardice. They strike only as part of a mob, never on their own two feet. (Isn't that right, Larry O.?)
I leave the details and self-organizing to the people involved. I'm sure they're far better at that than I am.
The new technologies, together with the political will embodied in the Tea Parties, offer us a means of breaking this squalid liberal tactic and restoring a sense of balance to the political debate. It is never a good thing when a political party has access to non-political means to achieve its goals. The liberal Democrats have been abusing their exclusive access to media for close to sixty years. It's past time they were pulled up short.
Once Sarah Palin starts campaigning, nothing will stop her. Right now she is surfacing in various places/controlled environments and plainly stating her philosphies, her belief systems etc. But once she she starts actual interaction with the people of this country, her popularity will soar.
I agree, and she needs major security too because the left is going to become completely unhinged when that train starts roaring down the tracks.
She does NOT have a spine of steal. She understands what works. God’s Principles.
Anyone can be like Sarah Palin if they stick to God’s Principles over the latest politically correct themes that rule the day. She REALLY stands out because most do not follow God’s Principles.
When on examines the Jewish groups who raised the attack on Sarah Palin’s use of the phrase “Blood libel,” one finds them to be from the ultra Left wing. Take the Jewish Fund for Justice and the Anti-Defamation League. Both led the attack against Sarah Palin.
We remember how both the Jewish Fund for Justice and the ADL attacked Glenn Beck when he gave description of George Soros’ actions during the Holocaust. Maybe these groups are secretly receiving financial support from billionaire George Soros. If one were to investigate Soros’ connections with these groups, one would understand why criticism of Beck parallels the same professed indignation at Palin for accusing her detractors of perpetrating a blood libel.
the only thing I would take away from those who have been in DC for many many years is ... THEIR DAMN JOBS !!!!
If Reagan were still alive and politically active his negatives would be just as bad—EXCEPT to the true conservative majority of America.
Several of the comments also support his observations regarding Sarah Palin's following, by their criticizing him for comparing Palin with McCarthy, which he didn't do.
Interesting times we are living in.
Now, tsk! You’re still looking for a perfect candidate.
So you are basically saying “Go with the Flow” Charles. She's no dead fish like you beltway insiders. And that's why we love her.