Skip to comments.The Lesson in the Betrayal of Sarah Palin
Posted on 01/19/2013 7:45:56 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Rush Limbaugh on his radio show discussed an article which stated that there is no respected voice in the national arena articulating conservatism. Such an advocate for conservatism is crucial to reversing the direction of America as Obama drives us toward socialism while low-info voters gleefully sing Kumbaya in the backseat.
Well excuse me for pointing out the obvious, but we had an extraordinary advocate for conservatism, and look what happened to her. Judas on our side betrayed her -- sold her reputation for 30 seconds of fame and favor with the media.
Even now, folks on our side are still beating up on Sarah Palin, saying Palin has lost her appeal -- Palin is unelectable -- Palin wasn't smart enough -- Palin wasn't prepared, etc. So this is how we treat our heroes. Many Democratic Party politicians/advocates are immoral, liars, and cheats. And yet, they are treated like superstars by the media. Democrats have the backs of their associates, no matter what. For example: Democrats never rebuked Clinton for receiving oral sex from an intern in the Oval Office. They simply launched a campaign claiming that any man in Clinton's position would have reacted like him. Think about that, folks: Democrats and the media lowered the standard of national leadership behavior to cover their guy.
We conservatives act as if our representatives must be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ -- perfect in every way. At a conservative's slightest misstep, Republicans/conservatives trip over one another backing away from the individual in an effort to get out of the media's and Democrats' line of fire.
Clearly, advocates of conservatism are expected by both parties to walk on water.
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There is no reason for Sarah Palin to walk on water...
she has her own skiff.
The democrats learned their lesson from Reagan, they (with the assistance of a compliant liberal media) will quickly destroy any conservative on the national stage that appears to be intelligent and articulate well before they become a threat.
God bless LLoyd Marcus.
That being the case, what ought to be response of conservatives, pertaining to this country’s future?
I’m skeptical. Who, exactly, betrayed Sarah Palin?
What I saw with my own eyes: she was relentlessly *attacked* (head-on) by liberals in both parties, she didn’t have the resources to mount an effective defense, so she basically gave up.
But I don’t buy the “betrayal” meme.
Unfortunately, Palin didn’t connect with the entire Republican base. Not her fault of course.
Until the Right is willing to treat the abusers mercilessly, the cycle of defeat will continue.
The RINO elites also have little interest in female/minority candidates, so that’s a problem too!
There is no good that comes for a conservative politician being introduced and ha ing your debut in a presidential campaign. We do not have even close to the liberal media power. Therefore, they get to define any new name and it will be vicious
I agree that the GOP helped eat its own, but Palin was injured primarily by the liberal media. One has to wonder if McCain hurt her by not letting her first finish her governor term. He was so desperate for a female to counter a black that he injured her by selecting her.
Sarah was not cut so much slack. And I'm pretty sure that a lot of the folks who were 110% behind Romney -- and who were outraged that any Conservative might stay home rather than vote for Romney -- I think a lot of those folks helped to torpedo Sarah.
I know she wasn't perfect, but she really was our best hope since Reagan (I mean that) and a lot of us helped kill her.
I now support real Conservatives only. I'd support Sarah if she tried for a return. But the RINOs never supported what I wanted -- I no longer support what the RINOs want. If we have a future, it is with people like Sarah. We blew it once, and I hope that we get another chance and that if we do, we don't blow it again.
I've had it with being a good soldier and supporting Dole, Bush, McCain, Romney. I think it's time for the Establishment to shut up, stop their criticism, and support a Conservative.
Sarah can come back whenever she wants. She will start out with a shrill minorirty including many here. But she can build on that.
The environmentalists and gays are also shrill minorities. They own some media outlets.
As long as we can mob the likes of Chick-fil-A we also have power. Plus we have our own media outlets.
A few of us FReepers still here feel just the same way as you do.
The DC elite “consultant” class were so sensitive to what their cocktail party friends were saying about Sarah, that they did nothing to defend her, plus I believe that there was a lot of backstabbing going on.
She was/is a brilliant spokesman for conservative values, but she was painted as a ‘hick’ because her roots were in Alaska, she hunted with a Gun! and she was pro-life. Spineless Republicans (the ones who get invited on talk shows) did nothing to defend and support her.
It is our party’s and our country’s loss.
It has been very frustrating to see how effective conservatives are taken out. It’s not so much the liberal media that takes them out, but the people (supposedly) on our side who act as if the criticism leveled at conservatives by the liberal media has merit. Even here on FR, once the liberal media have criticized a conservative, people start throwing dirt on that person.
We conservatives need to learn something from the Democrats. A Democrat can do nearly anything, and the other Democrats will only stop defending them at the time they are arrested. We don’t need to defend criminals, but we certainly could do a lot more to defend people. Liberals really don’t have to do much to take down a conservative—they just come up with a criticism (it doesn’t even have to have substance), and conservatives will do the rest.
Passing Note: The left/media and Republican Establishment attacks those conservatives early and often that they truly fear. What does this say about people like Rubio? The Establishment embraces him no doubt and the media hasn’t really gone after him other than the question about how old the earth is in a article. Sure, if he runs for President, the national media will go at him but they go after anybody including moderate Republicans that opposes their democrat party buddies.
Some freepers trashed her as well. Another site I go to for conservatives that attempts to maintain a highbrow “salon” atmosphere - had plenty of people who claimed to be conservative but bashed Sarah.
Can’t argue with this. The GOP was handed a political dynamo... a conservative superstar that resonated down deep into the populist culture, for the first time really since Reagan. Stellar record. Corruption fighter. Massive turnouts for speeches. Even after leaving office, Palin had a thousand people standing out during the night, in freezing temps, to get their books signed.
But the GOP? It just stands around and won’t lift a finger, when Dem political operatives conspired to bankrupt her and her family, the media savages her with outlandish smears and lies, late-night comedians make ‘rape’ jokes about her underage daughter, the national media deliberately tries to afix blame on her for a mass-murder in Tucson, millions spent by Hollywood to make a propaganda film to portray her as a mentally-ill nutcase, and it just went on and on. She worked her tail off in the 2008 and 2010 elections, and was one of the very few voices truly combatting Obama’s agenda in the beginning, while most other leaders were cowering behind trees (and many still are). But again, the GOP not only didn’t stand by her, but more often than not, they joined in with the scum in the media to trash her. Disgusting beyond words.
This latter situation showed me more than anything what constitutes the GOP. Cowardice and dishonor. I’ve been an exclusively Republican voter my entire life, but I lost every shred of trust and respect for the GOP due to all this.
Sarah Palin - lovely Sarah Palin - was targeted by Alinsky-folks, demonized, and destroyed.
This means that she was, and is today, a formidable, prophetic voice for all that is True. The clarion call of Truth always cuts through the muck, always rings true, and is always a threat to those with evil intentions.
It really started with Dan Quayle. He was just about a perfect candidate and did absolutely nothing wrong yet they literally destroyed him
Even many conservatives or so called conservatives joined the attack. After the media destroyed him, they knew they could do the same to any solid conservative they thought was a threat.