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Liberals and Their Uppity Enemies
PJMedia ^ | 3/16/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 03/17/2014 6:22:51 AM PDT by rktman

Why do liberals hate Sarah Palin? She has made far fewer gaffes than has Joe Biden, whose verbal mishaps have often been racist in nature. Is dropping your g’s worse than saying “corpse-men“? She does not believe that Canadians speak Canadian in the way the president thinks Austrians speak Austrian. Her life story is inspirational — working mom, without inherited privilege or capital, a successful pre-2008 tenure as an Alaska politician.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: commies; dimokkkrats; liars; momjeans
To some of us this is all pretty obvious. To "them", freedom isn't for the little people. Thanks to Mr. Hanson for his input.
1 posted on 03/17/2014 6:22:51 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman
The delusional hate truth. They hate those who speak the truth with the most loathsome venom.

People will defend to the death the delusional paradigms that they hold to be true. We see this every day.

2 posted on 03/17/2014 6:31:39 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: rktman

They HATE her BECAUSE she’s a CHRISTIAN!


3 posted on 03/17/2014 6:31:50 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: rktman

Very humorous and spot on.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 6:32:32 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

Yup. Guess I’m becoming less tolerant of folks who hate me. LOL!


5 posted on 03/17/2014 6:35:15 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: dforest

Biden’s not a good example. They’ll always savage Republicans over Democrats, but if Biden has the effrontery to run again Hillary Clinton in the primaries, the liberal elite will absolutely light into him on all his gaffes, and his educational record, which is hardly more distinguished than Palin’s.


6 posted on 03/17/2014 6:38:51 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: rktman

They think they are superior, but the truth is everything they do ends up as a failure or a disaster.

All lefties are “legends in their own mind, which makes them laughable, if they weren’t so destructive to liberty.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 6:38:56 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

Correction. They KNOW they are superior. Just ask them. You’ll be able to tell by their dismissive attitude towards “those people”.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 6:43:58 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

Very true, FRiend!


9 posted on 03/17/2014 6:45:24 AM PDT by dforest
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To: rktman

While liberals seem to really hate Sarah Palin, who one would think would be a poster child for feminist... I do recall observing how they dropped their hate-fest and remained deafeningly silent when Sarah abused her power to intervene in her daughter’s child custody battle and not only tried to deprive the child of a father, but tried to totally destroy the father. I guess some things are more holy to liberals than hatred of conservatives — that would be hatred of fathers.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 6:50:58 AM PDT by Ex-Pat in Mex
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To: rktman

Ya can’t get any smarmier than a lefty.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 6:58:08 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: rktman
VDH wrote: "...the pained stutter of Barack Obama as his vast mind works so fast that his only too human lips cannot catch up."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

And Palin doesn't believe that Canadians speak Canadian, unlike Das Stupidfuhrer when he's mooching off the Austrians...

12 posted on 03/17/2014 6:58:18 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: rktman

“or the pained stutter of Barack Obama as his vast mind works so fast that his only too human lips cannot catch up.”
Perfect!!!!


13 posted on 03/17/2014 6:58:36 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: kiryandil

LOL! I thought it was “Australians” speaking “Australian”.
Kind of like the Swiss speaking Swiss. “Quick, call a corpse-man.” Speaking obamanese?


14 posted on 03/17/2014 7:02:35 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: kiryandil

Beat me by 18 secs.! GMTA!


15 posted on 03/17/2014 7:07:48 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: rktman

Listen to Obama - he drops his “g’s” more than Sarah ever did.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 7:12:44 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: rktman

Most important in my mind is that she cleaned up corruption in her own political party in Alaska. The GOP-e noticed, and fear she might do the same nationally if she had the opportunity.


17 posted on 03/17/2014 7:13:44 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Ex-Pat in Mex

“The father” is a low life scum bag that actually did try to destroy the entire Palin family.
Is that you McCain?


18 posted on 03/17/2014 7:14:17 AM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: gibsosa

So full of similar gems and snippets that it is too hard to pick the best. You’ve got to read the whole article. The writer is Steyn sharp!


19 posted on 03/17/2014 7:15:17 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: rktman

VDH always nails it.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 7:17:53 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: rktman

Liberal hate of Palin and also other conservatives is a reflex. I remember when Palin was first announced as McCain’s running mate that there was an INSTANT vicious attack on her by the left. I had never even heard of her and they surely hadn’t either and I was surprised at the instant hatred. All they knew was that she was branded a conservative and that was all they needed.


21 posted on 03/17/2014 7:18:47 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: eCSMaster

LOL! He has a real problem with words with “S” at the end too. I pick it up any time I hear him speak by accident. I call him the whistler but my wife can’t seem to hear it.


22 posted on 03/17/2014 7:21:53 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

It’s not just liberals who dislike Sarah Palin. I remember alot of gentry Republican women like Dorothy Rabinowitz and Peggy Noonan coming out against her.


23 posted on 03/17/2014 7:39:31 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: vbmoneyspender

Sarah’s poising another “thread” to their liberal ways should she get a high level government position. The libs did it before and don’t want to take any chances that she may EVEN get to be our first lady president. Simply, they are scared sh_____s of her.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 7:50:07 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: rktman
Middle-class white conservative Christian moms from Alaska are not what liberals mean when they talk of diversity. Palin is simply too uppity in liberal eyes.

Thank YOU Victor Davis Hanson ... you nailed jerky liberal elites...

25 posted on 03/17/2014 8:23:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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To: only1percent
... if Biden has the effrontery to run again Hillary Clinton in the primaries, the liberal elite will absolutely light into him on all his gaffes, and his educational record, which is hardly more distinguished than Palin’s.

You're right about Biden - liberal elites are already sticking their press dogs on him...

26 posted on 03/17/2014 8:25:18 AM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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To: rktman
Here is a post with my take on why the left viscerally reacts to Sarah Palin, I call it, the Billy Budd effect. By the way the reference to Sarah dropping her "Gs" predates Doctor Hansen's. Here's the post:

I have spent considerable time in Alaska and much of it in Wasilla. I can well understand how somebody with Sarah Palin's personality and energy could rise to become governor of that state by virtue of her merit. In Alaska, at least in the Wasilla area, everybody knows everybody else and you better be a standup guy. You can be as eccentric as an out- house rat, but you better be a straight shooter and you better not put on no airs.

These down-home virtues are what is needed but not what is prized in Washington. I believe Sarah Palin is up against two psychological forces which she must overcome.

The first is a phenomenon applied to all Republican candidates that I can remember since Eisenhower. I can remember being told quite earnestly that the man who commanded the biggest, most complicated, and most successful amphibious operation in history was really quite stupid. Every succeeding Republican president since Eisenhower (excepting Nixon who was evil) was stupid. This calumny is tried on against every Republican candidate who comes along. We saw what happened to Dan Quayle. Can you recall how stupid Ronald Reagan was? Bedtime for Bozo? George Bush Sr. was out of touch and stupid, although his wife was conceded to be house smart in a grandmotherly sort of way. We all know her son is a moron. Sarah Palin, like Dan Quayle, was left out there exposed, unprepared and unsupported and no one should be surprised that the result was the same. So when Palin drops her gs and says "aw shucks," that is all the Eastern establishment needed to hear to match up the person with the holes in the template.

Of course, President Kennedy was in near genius who sped read at an amazing clip. We found out later that this was a lie and that his Pulitzer prize-winning book was ghostwritten. We now know that he must have been in a thick drug-induced cloud for much of his tenure in the Oval Office. Do you remember being told how intuitive Bill Clinton was and how he could summarize an expert's presentation better than the expert? Al Gore was a genius who was too good for the schools he flunked out of. And Barak Obama, well one can only express astonishment that his coming was not announced by John the Baptist.

And this messianic allusion brings me to the main problem which Sarah Palin confronts in structuring her image. It is the Billy Budd effect. If you recall your Melville, you will know that Billy Budd was a figure of good whose very presence antagonized the first mate who persecuted Billy Budd unmercifully. The mate was driven to do this unconsciously because the mate was a figure of evil. The mate had his demons. So it is with the left in America today, they are driven to a visceral hatred of Sarah Palin because she is the 21st century figure of Billy Budd. Sarah Palin committed an unforgivable affront, she knowingly carried a Mongoloid to term. This cannot be forgiven. This is the ultimate reproach to the entire belief system of the left. Sarah Palin need not even open her mouth and she is hated with a cold and unremitting fury.

This is why I said that the left hates Sarah Palin not for what she says or how she appears on television but for who she is. The left must react as evil always reacts in the presence of good. Like the second mate, they must persecute Sarah Palin and they do not even know why.

But Sarah Palin ought to know why if she is going to be able to cope with a brick bats that will come her way. She must know that she can never charm these people. The more she tries the more they will hate her. She must focus on her target, the conservative base which she will keep so long as she is faithful and the independent middle which is persuadable if she can appear to be a normal and a wholesome person.


27 posted on 03/17/2014 9:30:19 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: rktman

You don’t have to ask them - they’ll be quite happy to tell you how superior they are without you ever asking.


28 posted on 03/17/2014 9:37:53 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

LOL! Their “demeanor” says it all. The more you confront them, “demeanor” they get. And, I must say, I like it. They don’t/can’t deal with logic, truth and common sense.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 9:57:09 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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