Skip to comments.Joe Klein: 'Obama is the precise opposite of Mountain Man Todd Palin'
Posted on 09/11/2008 5:26:10 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
Remember all those months of the MSM building up the myth of Barack Obama, the Lightworker of unique spiritual powers whose image was frequently photoshopped to present his blessed head surrounded by a halo? Well, now Time magazine columnist, Joe Klein, is upset that Americans are supporting Sarah Palin because of another "myth" of a small town frontier America. Those who create the myths really shouldn't be complaining about what they perceive as myths but that is exactly what Klein does in his column (emphasis mine):
Sarah Palin has arrived in our midst with the force of a rocket-propelled grenade. She has boosted John McCain's candidacy and overwhelmed the presidential process in a way that no vice-presidential pick has since Thomas Eagleton did the precise opposite sinking his sponsor, George McGovern, in 1972. Obviously, something beyond politics is happening here. We don't really know Palin as a politician yet, whether she is wise or foolhardy, substantive or empty. Our fascination with her and it is a nonpartisan phenomenon is driven by something more primal. The Palin surge illuminates the mythic power of the Republican Party's message since the advent of Ronald Reagan.
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As per the rules.
Great tag line... ;-)
Balls-on accurate, and why Obama has so much trouble trying to win the votes of Todd Palins across the Rust Belt.
Can you spell METROSEXUAL?!
There's a universal truth about humans if I ever heard one!
Todd so far seems to be a classic red-blooded American male, family-focused, independently-minded, hard-working...he’s from the real world.
Arugula McTeleprompter (D-Rezko) is a new-age castrated drone, speaking in theoreticals and PC buzz words to avoid offending anyone (or taking a stand on anything). He’s never worked an honest day in his life, considers signing people up for every new handout he can get funded by those who get up before noon an accomplishment, and has devoted his life to making people as dependent on omnipotent government as possible. He knows no life outside of the overgrown urban gutter, magnet to those can’t or won’t make an effort to support themselves.
Polar opposites is putting it lightly.
Believers are mocked (if not too publicly at election time). Sen. Barack Obama's behind-closed-doors remark in San Francisco to the effect that worried blue-collar chumps cling to God and guns perfectly captured the left's worldview, equating faith and firearms as equal menaces to an enlightened society.
Then along came Palin to appall the establishment - a moose-hunting Christian with a working-class husband, the precise stereotype Obama had mocked. The media's attacks on her since her nomination have been the most unfair I've ever seen.
Obama IS an historic Presidential Candidate...he’s the first Metro-sexual!!!
Re: Arugula McTeleprompter (D-Rezko) is a new-age castrated drone, speaking in theoreticals and PC buzz words to avoid offending anyone (or taking a stand on anything). Hes never worked an honest day in his life, considers signing people up for every new handout he can get funded by those who get up before noon an accomplishment, and has devoted his life to making people as dependent on omnipotent government as possible. He knows no life outside of the overgrown urban gutter, magnet to those cant or wont make an effort to support themselves.
THAT is Obama to a T. Would make a great tagline if it were only shorter;-)
I have this persistant fantasy of Todd Palin decking Barack Obama the next time he calls Sarah a nasty name, and the Secret Service saying Obama tripped.
Of course, it also works to have Sarah Palin decking Barack Obama herself!
Nice war imagery there, Joe. Like equating her with terrorists now instead of pigs, eh?...........
that’s what i’m talkin bout!! ; )
Balls-on accurate, and why Obama has so much trouble trying to win the votes of Todd Palins across the Rust Belt.”
I am tired beyond words of the people who have never lived in anything but Washington or New York or Los Angeles looking down their noses at those of us who live in “small towns”.
They seem to prefer everything where no one knows anyone else, sort of a sea of anonomous souls who flow and drift against each other, with minimum responsibility for having real participation in events that surround them.
It is always “someone’s job” to take care of things. “Someone” is supposed to take care of crime and criminals, but no one “knows anything” when cops are trying to get witnesses. No one picks up a hose and tries to hold back a fire while waiting for the fire department. No one assists at the scene of an accident for a variety of reasons. No one pays attention to the swamping of the hospital services by illegal intruders until there is no hospital any more.
In a small town- we KNOW who alot of our neighbors are. We know who we can call on when we need some help...sick and need someone to feed the cattle or the horses and the dogs....and we know who will come with no crankiness. We know who the bad kids are, and we keep a closer eye on them. We also know who the really good kids are and alot of them are the recipients of “magical scholarships” that appear just when that kid needs to go past high school.
Raise the driving age to 17? to 18? Not a problem in the rural small towns where a kid has been driving a tractor and implements since they were old enough to reach all the gears and switches and showed the maturity that matched the needs of the farm or ranch their are raised on. By the time they are 16, they have often already had lots of time at the wheel of something. Statistics that are driving the idea to raise the driving age comes from the over-indulged kids of the suburbs whose parents give them way too many material things and way too little EARNED responsibility.
The sheriff and merchants in a small town know who they have to keep an eye on, and who needs some more growing.
Do small towns have problems?
Yes, and alot of it is imported from the suburbs. Drugs are contaminating them, and illegal intruder criminal elements are also using small towns as a base of operations, counting on the larger areas to hide in.
The elite attitude of big city people is really getting to be a sore point with alot of the voters from small towns. This might be an election where some voter backlash against all the demeaning remarks will come back in the form of votes for McCain and Palin.
I for onw would welcome the Palin family in my area.
Actually Todd is from the relatively low lands of Southwest Alaska at Bristol Bay (maybe that explains the name of one of their kids).
But I’d follow him into the mountains