Skip to comments.Why The Elites Hate Sarah Palin
Posted on 05/31/2011 11:18:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The media is in a frenzy and elite pundits are all atwitter. Why? Because Sarah Palin refuses to let them define her. As Palin puts it, "I don't owe the media anything."
The political and media elites on both left and right are rising up in anger at former Governor Sarah Palin. Stories abound, all negative, about this American citizen whose message resonates with ordinary citizens yet doesn't conform to the current political and media template.
By all rights, Palin should be kowtowing to the media. Doesn't she know that? Instead, this upstart dares to ignore the unwritten rules governing political behavior. Palin is playing by her own rules and that just isn't done.
In the elite world of the old media, any contender for public office must give due deference to the unwritten and ever-changing rules of political correctness. The sacred cows of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice cannot be ignored. And the media is the only one allowed to define the issues (thereby winning the debate by default).
But Sarah Palin has her own agenda. And whatever her agenda is, it most certainly doesn't fit into the template the media and political elites have insisted upon. This is not only unacceptable; it is downright dangerous.
When Palin resigned as Governor of Alaska, the media immediately defined her decision as a failure to fulfill the obligations of her office. That was only explanation the media allowed the American public to consider. Palin, seeing the writing on the wall after months of negative and scurrilous attacks by the media, rightly deduced that her remaining time in office would be spent countering frivolous legal and media attacks instead of governing. So she quit.
Palin understood that while in public office, one is constrained by politics and media. One must play by certain unwritten rules, rules that would have deliberately silenced or distorted her message. She rightly deduced that she was in a lose-lose situation. She exited the political arena. She refused to play the game, knowing the deck was stacked against her. I call her decision courageous and I applaud her.
Conservative columnist and author Ben Shapiro sums it up best:
Television made Barack Obama. Television supported bigger and bigger government, from Welfare to health care; pushed abortion-on-demand and the radical gay agenda into the mainstream; it stumped against war and for meaningless buzzwords like diversity and dangerous buzzwords like multiculturalism. Television has done more to change the politics of our nation than simple politics has.
Sarah Palin realizes this. The media is not on her side. And she rightly refuses to give them the ability to define her. She is more than capable of defining herself, through her own words and actions. She has the courage of her convictions and, thanks to social media, the ability to convey them, unfiltered by a hostile press. No wonder the press hates her.
The media, like me, has no idea what Sarah Palin's agenda is. Lacking concrete facts, the media automatically assumes her motives include gaining political power. They have completely overlooked the fact that Palin already has more than enough influence and political power to participate (and possibly prevail) in our national debate. That this influence is not subject to constraints from either politicians or the media is unprecedented. And dangerous.
I believe Palin realizes that real change is almost impossible within the existing political system. It could be argued that right now, Sarah Palin has more ability to influence political outcomes than does the president of the United States. So why should she play by rules that have been set up by those already in power, rules that are designed to keep them in power? Rules that place her at a great disadvantage?
Palin is like millions of Americans. Americans who are tired of the futile attempts to change the system from within. I believe Palin's goal is the goal of millions -- to bring about positive change. And she has found that one does not have to be an elected official in order to do this. She directly threatens the status quo and the good old boy system. If she continues to prevail, she will prove it is possible to be effective working outside the system. And this cannot be allowed.
Palin has rightly decided not to kowtow to the media and political elites. Her tactics and message resonate with a large segment of America. The segment that still believes in the greatness of America and the ability of individuals to accomplish the impossible.
Palin proves it is possible to change the system from without. She proves it is possible for one un-elected American to effect real change. Just think what would happen if others decided to follow her example. No wonder the elites hate her.
It really is amazing the amount of ink that gets spilled to defame and slander poor Sarah; Americans should take it very much amiss, inasmuch as she represents everything that’s good and wholesome about American life.
Perhaps that’s why the self-styled “elites” hate her so much - because she tends to knock them off their high horses; or, at least, to decline to kowtow to their superior airs and grotesque conceits.
They hate her because we love her...
Keep giving them the bird Sarah. They deserve it and a whole lot more.
I’m elite and don’t hate her!
Oops, you got it already
Yeah, and yours is perfectly formatted!
See that, 2ndDivisionVet, you stinker...lol.
If I didn’t format and indent media names and other things (from the originals) I could probably post 20% more threads. LOL
These folks are truly bat-guano insane, totally certifiable. Why in the world would anyone with an ounce of backbone kowtow to somebody seeking their destruction?
Instead, this upstart dares to ignore the unwritten rules governing political behavior. Palin is playing by her own rules and that just isn't done.
Hey nutcases, look 'paradigm shift' up in your Funk & Wagnall's. You might, if you still have two functioning brain cells to rub together, get some semblance of a real education. In case you haven't noticed, in your rickety 'ivory towers', many of the 'old rules' don't apply anymore. You are as doomed as the dinosaurs, as still haven't gotten around to figuring that out yet.
An interesting take, but it’s important to remember, and I’m sure that Palin is smart enough to know this, if it weren’t for the intense fascination the media - the old media - has for her, she wouldn’t be where she is today or have anything like the influence that she has.
In a very real way, the Media has created their own worst nightmare.
Don’t you know why they all hate her? It’s because she’s stupid. That’s the dumb answer I always get when I ask kinfolk why they hate her. They stammer and stammer then say ‘Cause she’s stupid”.
I then ask if they think obama gives great speeches. Their eyes light up like a “pin ball machine” and they say “Yes!”
I then ask them to single out a speech by obama they found particulary good.”
When they cite the speech I say “Repeat one sentence he made in a that speech that made your leg tingle.” Their “pin ball machine” eyes go back to the “tilt” mode.
So, you see, it’s stupid people who hate people they think are stupid when, in reality, the people who hate Palin are too stupid to think. And they’re certainly too stupid to understand this post.
An elite is not simply someone who is wealthy. Its an attitude. Do you look down at others? Are you a snob? Do you think people should be mocked because they’re not smart enough, not wealthy enough or don’t have the right degree?
THEY WILL NOT BE THE ELITES MUCH LONGER... AND THEY WILL BE PURGED.
There it is. You win the grand prize.
High treason, lese majeste' -- utterly, utterly unforgivable in this world or the next. These egos will have their kowtows, their surfeit of groveling -- or else.
Her elegant, wordless answer: Screw you. I'm free.
You must hate her or you are not allowed to be elite. Either you ar elite and hate her or you are not elite and do not hate her. Hence, you are lying either about being elite or not hating Sarah. Which is it?
That is an excellent post. Thanks!
What is surprising is that after almost 3 years of non-stop attack by the Leftist Media as well as derision by the Repuli-Tard, Ruling Class (See: Rove, Kraut-Hammer, Kristol, Will, et al) that her negatives are not even higher.
In my 67 years, I've never witnessed any political figure (and that includes the hated Nixon and Reagan) who has been so targeted for "destruction" and there is no other definition which is more appropriate.
Senator Joe McCarthy.
“She proves it is possible for one un-elected American to effect real change. Just think what would happen if others decided to follow her example.”
Yeah - what if it’s a trend?
In my 67 years, I’ve never witnessed any political figure (and that includes the hated Nixon and Reagan) who has been so targeted for “destruction” and there is no other definition which is more appropriate.
Senator Joe McCarthy.”
- - - and McCarthy was targeted for the same reason.
I am far from elite and I don’t hate a living soul.
Nevertheless, I find Sarah Palin incredibly tacky, shrill, and off-putting to the extreme.
Then you probably wouldn't mind giving examples of these characteristics so others can evaluate the basis of your opinions. Could you please provide the following:
A concrete example of Sarah Palin being "tacky":
An example of Sarah being "shrill".
And an example of "off-putting" behavior.
Off putting? I think she'd be delightful to be around. Yes, she's a politician, but one who's genuinely broken the mold and achieved tremendous success as a conservative governor of Alaska. The media tries to hide it, but she was exceptionally popular for her reforms and cost cutting measures.
She's the real deal in my eyes. What did I miss?
The whole "popular" mood was generated by the Media. It is far far more powerful than casual daily "news," and they react vehemently when their power is neglected.
I can show millions of mature adults in say Oregon or Minnesota, adults who if pressed would profess (and actually practice) conservative, responsible, life philosophy; but who read and swallow the New York Times, and CBS, consistently.
Consider the Presidential debates, hosted and solely determined by major Press operatives; just as in Fred Thompson saying outright he would not indulge in such silliness. Or consider the "polls" constantly contrived to reflect, then corroborate, a biased agenda. The MSM has totally brainwashed the reality of conservative self responsibility and independent thinking from citizen consciousness.
The reason that Reagan was called the great communicator was he blatantly circumvented the Media spin. Personally I believe it is still possible to do this, especially given the internet, but there just seems no DC figure who is willing to. Thus the hope of a Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, and the Tea Party.
The conservative message of facing one's own decisions, responsibilities and moral obligations, is not that difficult to state, it's just there are few who have the political will.
And the manipulative power of a centrally controlled MSM should not be minimized. It's called Leftism.
Johnny Suntrade, the Suntrade Institute
This is just a part of it, but it’s a BIG part of it:
“She’s making more money now than God ever intended her to make” - Charlie Cook
Only the “elites” are supposed to make a lot of money and live high lifestyles. She didn’t go to the right schools, nor has she the right worldview, to “deserve” to make a lot of money, like, say, the 0bamas.
They've been throwing their own feces at her like howling monkeys for years and have always missed their mark.
Sarah is a force of nature as another Freeper stated. She's a conservative cat 10 hurricane and the corrupt elites in DC have had their 24 hour evacuation notice served.
GET OUT OF THE WAY!
Shrill??? You want Shrill??? I’ll give you Hillary Clinton.
Does anyone have the “We have a right to debate” merged with the Mars Attacks “Ack Ack” soundclip link saved anywhere?
The libtard media spends millions of dollars and hours trashing Palin and then complains when she won’t play by their ad hoc rules.
I love it.
Sarah is the first prominent figure I’ve ever witnessed, for whom hatred of which, deserves and if I can get away with it will receive, an immediate boot in the a$$.
Her virtue is that impeccable.
Then the first sentence of your post is an unvarnished lie.
Look, I'm not one of Palin's bigger fans, but I absolutely love the way she tweaks the news media and refuses to play their little "gotcha" games. It's perhaps her best quality.
Media is just one tool of Sorosians. Watch out for the rest!
Give 'im both barrels, Onyx! That stinker!
Unlike Schwarzenegger the Kennedys and others that will hide any scandal or lie to stay in power.
Excellent analysis. She doesn’t need the media & it’s driving them nuts!
She can do that all that stuff she wants as a non-candidate but I guarantee you, with a 60% disapproval rating, there are a lot of people who are turned off by her style MORE than her policies.
I say that because other conservatives with similar policy positions don’t have anywhere near the negatives that Palin does. Take Michele Bachmann for instance.
For me, it’s the fingernails-on-the-blackboard voice that does it. Get her a little agitated and she turns it on reflexibly. Get her more than a little agitated and she turns into a hysterical harpy.
She reminds me way too much of my ex-wife screeching at me to do this or that chore when a rational tone of voice would have gotten much better results.
It’s not helpful for female politicians to make male voters think of their ex-wives.
I suspect that the largest reason for objections against Sarah is due to misogyny. I see that in Krauthammer's objections to her. He would never have the same objections toward a male candidate.
Nothing sentimental about it. And I HATE NO ONE.
I thought I made that clear.
I cannot stand shrieking harridans either in public or private. Act that way as a “leader” and I predict that you will make enemies everywhere you go.
But I believe Palin realizes that herself which is why I think she knows better than to run.