Skip to comments.Sarah Palin -- All In
Posted on 07/06/2009 11:01:20 AM PDT by DB9
There is a point in tournament poker where one player doesn't have the chips to play out the next raise, but they have great cards, so they call "all in." At that point, nobody can raise them and the hand gets played out -- either to a game changing win or a total loss for the person who made the call.
It appears Sarah Palin decided she and her family could no longer deal with the thousand cuts, so she is "all in."
Palin may well decide to stay home and make macaroni and cheese for the kids, but history may not let her. She has already established herself as a major player -- candidate or not. More importantly, the wildly critical left has put her in a financial position where she has no choice but to speak out, perhaps do a book, and make the money she needs to pay legal bills for 15 unwarranted "ethics" investigations, all of which she handily won. The legal bills remain.
One doubts that when she speaks out, it will be about how to field dress a moose. Rather, she will take positions in speaking and writing about her core beliefs. That is a problem for the radical left of their own creation.
Palin enters the arena where the fight is not between liberal and conservative; nor is it between Republican and Democrat. The fight is between elite and the common person who works every day and continually asks how Washington D.C., under both parties, is so out of control.
Elitism has never been popular in America. Major American critics from H.L Menken to Rush Limbaugh made careers poking fun at elites.
Elitism is on display today as never before. Senate and Congressional seats are passed down in the family. Just look at the family members lining up for Ted Kennedy's seat or Caroline's assumption that she deserved the New York Senate seat. Vice President Biden's Senate seat is being kept warm for his son, now serving in the Middle East. Lots of talk that Michelle Obama may be the next Illinois senator.
Hereditary government on display. How much more elitist can a nation become?
The fight is between an out of control government led by media and government elites and common sense Americans, of both parties, who have had enough. Sarah Palin is in the enviable, although personally painful position, of being the "anti elite" voice of common sense and shared American values.
The vicious left put her there and now they may live to regret it.
When informed of the invention of "poison gas" by Admiral Cochrane, the Duke of Wellington cautioned that "that is a game two can play." He wisely chose not to go there because it would certainly be used by both sides.
The parallel exists with Saul Alinsky, the progenitor of much radical leftist smear techniques. His key dictum was that ridicule had no antidote. Sarah Palin was wildly successful heaping ridicule on Obama during the campaign, when he was at his best.
Nothing is more easily and cogently ridiculed than elitism.
Obama even appointed an elite college professor who posits that animals should have legal rights to sue their owners. Can one imagine Sarah Palin foisting this foolish, elitist intellectual on the question: "well, then professor, shouldn't a 6 month, developed fetus have the same legal rights as a chicken?" Make Obama defend that position.
Now Obama is finding the treading a bit harder. Rasmussen polls show a weakening of his approval numbers and all polls agree that most Americans do not support cap and tax, do not want illegals to get health care funded by taxpayers and now are becoming pro life. Wide swaths of informed citizens are coming to understand man made global warming is a hoax used to heap new energy taxes on them. Only elites, from both parties, can propose such nonsense.
Even Colin Powell, the truest weathervane of elitist thinking, is openly questioning Obama's spending. Certainly he did not get these doubts from listening to Rush Limbaugh. Perhaps, Colin Powell senses where this is going, and it is not going his way.
Sara Palin takes on the "fancy people" from a position, eagerly given to her by her enemies, of being a "common" person who went to an ordinary college, has typical family problems, is married to a guy who works in an oil field, buys her kid's diapers at WalMart. If the fight is with the elites, what better background could one have?
Ayn Rand said that there is right and there is wrong, and everything in the middle is evil. Sarah Palin is not a person from the middle. She has her beliefs and lives them in her daily life. Her children are her life's work, they are not accessories.
Nobody is better positioned, as a candidate or commentator, to take on the elites and the nonsense they put forward.
What an irony if the only American President who can make a 3 point shot were taken out by a point guard who came up to his shoulder. And if the guard was a chick -- who went to a no name school?
“All in” was the term I used on Friday,
thank you very much.
Also, “stepping out in faith” is applicable.
“Winners never quit and quitters never win!”—Vince Lombardi
Go Sarah, no matter what your objectives are. We need a a lot more like her to run for the Congress.....
Except sometimes they do.
And interestingly, I just added a tagline to my posts for the first time ever, just about 10 minutes and two posts ago.
Great points made in the article about what [earthly part of] the struggle is about - elites vs individualists.
The leftist/statist elite, whether it is a conscious thought or not, are wanting a feudalist system in which they are the property owning nobility and everyone else lives or dies at their pleasure.
Sarah has made a brilliant move. Guess what everyone was talking about at the Teaparty that I went to on the Fourth?
The economy, unemployment, and Sarah!
And yeah, if she stays in, she will have a BALL ridiculing uhbama's picks, his appointees as it were. Ya have to be really stupid to make the picks this man has. I mean seriously stupid or totally depraved. One of the two, for sure.
I personally believe she had no choice. As governor, her salary is $125,000. The unending frivolous “ethics” complaints” have cost her in excess of $500,000. These complaints were not going to end. Basically, it was costing her to be governor far more than she was making. Would you stay in a position like that? I know I wouldn’t. She did not inherit millions of dollars like Mitt Romney (who, by the way, will never be president) and is not wealthy. She is the main breadwinner for her family, a very large family with a special needs child.
I think Sarah’s motive is to influence American politics, to play on the largest stage she can, to be a force for good, to use her energy, talents and “wiring” to the fullest extent, and if that leads to a high office then so be it.
The media attacks on never have and never will affect her goals.
And now she's free to do it with zeal !!!
And yet, the Welfare State persists...
You and this writer are both dead-on. It’s all about Elitism, regardless of political stripe. One of the best pieces I have read.
” make the money she needs to pay legal bills for 15 unwarranted “ethics” investigations, all of which she handily won. The legal bills remain. “
I don’t get this.
Why can she not go after these people and sue to recover the expenses they put her through?
They filed the complaints simply to cause her to incur legal expenses; she should have recourse against them.
If there were recourse for frivolous lawsuits,
there would be less frivolous lawsuits,
and lawyers wouldn’t profit from them.
Lawyers make the tort laws.
God Bless her.