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More enlightened insight, also via WUA, the Great Greta on the latest exercise in misogyny.
Posted September 16, 2011on:
Everyone knew the euphoria won’t last. The feel good moments if Undefeated release and the Indianola speech were too good to last. So, here we go again.
Stalkers of Wasilla strike with the double hurling of book and movie invective against the Governor. McGinniss with his biased biography and Broomfield with his agenda filmography.
Joe McGinniss’s book due out soon, and received tepidly in advance, dredges up old rumors, innuendo and gossip. The kind of stuff that’s more likely to render unto her actually a good deal of sympathetic support due to the nonsense cited. Todd condemned the ‘creepy obsession’ Joe has about the Governor.
Nick Broomfield (the Brit who, according to our president) might consider his country exceptional in the same way as we Americans think of America as exceptional camped at Wasilla and points afar to slant Sarah Palin from a liberal perspective.
With these blind attacks, comic strip artist Trudeau piling on, it is obvious the liberal wants to do very little to understand and acknowledge Sarah Palin as a rightful leader of people. Instead they blindly and madly attack her and her family with vitriolic twisting of each and every fact, out of fear of her popular support no doubt.
McGinniss and Broomfield have great achievements to their fame, but these two creative talents basically complete the circle of self-fulfilling prophecy. They dislike her, she distrusts them. They give her nothing to trust them, she will show them nothing that will cause them to like her. She matches their disdain with disregard, they retaliate with further disrespect, only to be dissed altogether. And so it goes. Someone in the media has to break free and start with a new regard for the Governor anew. My guess is it will come from that old standard, the print media. To the extent that it may be free standing, the writers of newspapers have generally been the voice of independent thought that blogs have become. Other media are to interested to titillate to be serious.
The media and the creative talents of this land are overwhelmingly given to an irrational liberal bent of mind, and Sarah Palin will not suffer such fools. Oh, she will indulge them once she becomes a candidate alright, but she will never trust them. For this they will continue to call her a polarizing figure, a controversial leader, and a person without gravitas etc. And all that that will achieve is gradually elevate her status across the voter spectrum. Slowly but inexorably, Governor Palin will America at large for she speaks to America’s heart!
Posted September 9, 2011on:
One of the most astute political observers in America titles the president an ‘unhappy warrior’ as the latter cobbles together a hackneyed proposal to jump start job creation out of the Zero August. And he calls the address to the joint Congress what it really is, a campaign speech!!
Michael Barone has the rare mix of experience, of having visited every congressional district in the country, of having lectured extensively, as well as of leading the American Enterprise Institute. In an article in the Washington Examiner, Barone exposes the president’s speech and its hidden flaws.
Obama assured us that this would all be paid for. But as far as I could gather, he punted that part of it to the super-committee of 12 members set up under the debt ceiling bill. He now blithely charges it with coming up with more than its current goal of $1.5 trillion in savings by Christmas’ [..]
As I read it, he’s not insisting on higher tax rates, though he apparently is not ready to agree to a tax reform that is scored as revenue-neutral, as the 1986 act was. [..]
Straw men took a terrible beating from the president. He assailed “tax loopholes” for oil companies, the chief one of which is that they are treated like other companies classified as manufacturers. The administration proposal is that the five largest oil companies shouldn’t be, because—well, because we want to get our hands on more of their money. [..]
When Barack Obama says, “This isn’t political grandstanding,” you have a pretty good clue that that is exactly what it is. Lest anyone doubt that, consider this from the third-to-last paragraph. “You should pass it. And I intend to take that message to every corner of the country.”
In other words, this was a campaign speech. It might result in passage of some of Obama’s proposals, and some of them might even do some good. [..]
Michael Barone. (Emphasis Added)
Barone analyses policy statements like no one else can. he can dissect a speech or a plan and see the hidden agendas and potential pitfalls and secret directions that the plan will engender. So then, what of the presidents job speech and its weakness?
…we didn’t see the kind of change of direction on policy that Bill Clinton made in 1995 and 1996, which enabled him to rise above his party’s 45% level of support in the 1994 elections (that’s the Democratic percentage of the House popular vote) and with 49% of the vote win reelection in 1996. [..]
I don’t think these proposals have the potential to turn around the careening economy, I don’t think many of them will become law …
And that is not good news for the nation.
Elsewhere in the press, Dana Milbank of WaPo, gives a laundry list of reactions from the GOP side of the floor and all but describes the president as a Rodney Dangerfield in the White House, he gets no respect.
The lawmakers weren’t particularly hostile toward the president — they just regarded the increasingly unpopular Obama as irrelevant…..
And such a sentiment:
… wasn’t entirely limited to the Republicans. [..]
both sides had concluded it didn’t much matter: Obama has become too weak to enact anything big enough to do much good. [..]
Milbank notes that even the press wasn’t that curious anymore:
Usually, the press gallery is standing room only; this time only 26 of 90 seats were claimed by the deadline.
Milbank thinks all this is worse than Joe Wilson shouting lie.
Now, ain’t that the truth!
Dakinikat of Skydancing blog, a personal favorite for a variety of reasons, actually believes it’s time Barack Obama pulled a Lyndon Johnson!!
What does America really need today, more stimulus, or a Restoration?
Approximately one decade after the horrid infamy of the attacks on America, to be exact on September 3rd, 2011, in Indianola, Iowa, America will begin her Restoration.
Something is being planned by the good folk of Iowa on that day. Our dear Governor Sarah Palin will be there. But what will unfold on that day precisely is unimportant in detail, but very significant overall. For that day will mark the beginning of America’s Restoration.
On September 3rd, 2011, at Indianola, Iowa, Sarah Palin might throw her ring into the hat of the 2012 presidential sweepstakes, or, she might just reaffirm her call to a patriotic recommitment to America (my bet is on the latter) which will amount to a re-statement of what she has said all along: she will serve the nation if she sees no one fit willing to stand up to serve.
Indeed, on 9-3-2011 Sarah Palin might simply proclaim a call for patriotism, the need to serve the nation, to not give up, to keep the hope up, to rise up to the challenge that we are indeed a nation of exceptional people like none other (and not just like the Brits or the Greeks in their own minds – how odd indeed that our leader should have chosen the most moribund of loser nations as allusions).
Indeed, on 9-3-2011 Sarah Palin might even announce an exploratory committee, or even a Committee to Restore America (which would amount to the same), or just simply call upon Americans to ‘never forget’.
Whatever does Sarah Palin do at Indianola, Iowa, suffice it to say, that it will be a turning point for not only America but for this impending political season, pundits be damned.
It will be an act of Governor Palin on her terms, on her timing and at her own pace. One could even justify the timing as an effort to not distract from the true solemnity of the actual anniversary of ‘Nine Eleven’.
(In my heart of hearts, I believe Governor Sarah Palin to be so noble as to not exploit the actual date of 9-11-2011 – and indeed leave that date alone for the dignified observance it deserves- and, Sarah will use a date closer to the anniversary to refer to America’s greatness and need for restoration of self-confidence and prowess. Hence the meaningfulness of the Indianola, Iowa event.)
There is a new bus in town, and she is about to roll on ..
It’s not just a listening tour, discovery tour, or whistle-stop tour …
There is something special about this bus.
Our days of being lectured to and divided are over.
Our days of being bamboozled, hoodwinked, while at the same time being bullied and redistributed out of jobs and net worth, are over.
Our days of crumbling infrastructure, shovel-ready programs that aren’t quite as shovel ready as we thought, and job hemorrhaging are over.
Our days of being torn asunder between the proud and the apologetic are over.
Our days of being divided and frightened into socialism are over.
Let’s call it the Reunification Tour
SarahPAC (donate now) invites us all to follow the tour bus.
Something tells me, this One Nation Tour has more than meets the eye. Listen:
It’s been our belief at this blog, despite what the pundits and calendar watchers insist, that time is on Sarah Palin’s side. That it’s too early to toss the hat into the ring. But, here comes September and the school season.
Governor Palin has something slated for the 3rd day of September, what is it?
O, Say what you think,
That low growl yet hear,
At the end of that you tube clip ….
What’s that Mama Grizzly saying?
Could it be the Governor will announce some sort of move?
Formation of a committee.
A National Unity Forum, A Steering Committee.
Or, egad, will she announce she is running!
(Oh mercy, I can’t bear to think how vicious the attacks will be this time, but I am inured. It won’t hurt anymore, for we expect it now).
Go Sarah, Go!
Governor Sarah Palin is undecided!
Will she run for President in 2012? She hasn’t made up her mind.
But then, she is in a Nobama state of mind!
Except that she didn’t use that bloggers’ shorthand of a word. Such is our Governor, a graceful politician after all. She is someone who knows her own mind quite well, as well as knows her time equally well. So she spoke her thoughts candidly while keeping her options open. I have no doubt that she is running, but it won’t be on others’ schedule.
According to the Daily Caller, when asked at the Iowa State Fair about making up her mind regarding entering the 2012 race, Sarah Palin simply said:
I’m of the mind of ABO — Anybody But Obama, at this time.
That answer and the attendant elaboration, and the fact that she has always admitted that the other candidates are quite qualified to run for president, all of it shows that Sarah Palin is following a two pronged strategy toward the 2012 election – keep pressure up, keep powder dry.
Consider all that has come to pass hitherto.
Obamacare came to visit and stayed despite being unwelcome and legal challenges still pending. Tea Party came to be born, blessed and baptized under fire, and very nearly mangled to death by innuendo. But it’s still here, wailing away. Our president goes around the world telling every one that we are not all that special, that Islam is an essential fabric of America or in inseparable part of American Spirit, even as the war upon civilized existence continues unabated worldwide. Journ-O-list came out of the closet and the stank up the whole party, pun intended. Only true believers trust reporters, and every one of them has taken a side openly. Openly opposed to Sarah Palin, that is.
All of that was before the mid-term election that bore her imprint quite deeply. In a way 2010 vindicated Sarah Palin singularly and ideologically. The Mama Grizzly will only get stronger and loom large going forward.
More recently, the birth certificate came out and was forgot promptly. Osama got killed and that fact too was forgot quickly, thanks in large measure to the anti-climactic timing and the administration’s over-calculated handling of the event. The two (now many little) wars drag on and the economy drags down. The president’s approval rates teeter on the brink of collapse, and so does any chance of a financial recovery. So many controversies, flaps, scandals, and non-events. And so many events that should have marked us for good, have only left us with a bad taste.
The one thing that remained constant prior to and since the ‘shellacking’ of 2010 has been the dual phenomena: slow decline of the President’s popularity and the never ending questions about the Governor. But then aren’t the two really connected!
What has truly been the singular event that captured the imagination of the nation, made the voters sit up and think, and got the pundits all agog was the very simple act of Sarah Palin resigning the governorship.
And the fact that she has delivered on the promise she made at the time of resignation – she would serve this nation as a private citizen as best as she could. That she did, travelling, writing, speaking and speaking out, and campaigning for like-minded candidates. She was as much the moving spirit behind the public’s education on death panels, as she was the spiritual mentor of the Tea Party movement. For all this, the Left never lost a chance at sliming her, including infamously seeking to blame her for the tragic attempt on a congresswoman’s life. But then, the Left never misses beat when it comes to spin, slime and slander.
Sarah Palin’s most ardent fans ‘just know’ that she is planning on running. Her critics fear the same. For three years now, she kept up this two pronged approach. On the one hand she kept up the attacks on the failures and shortcomings of the prevailing ideology and practice. On the other hand, she stayed in full public view, and unencumbered by title or office, not only fended off all ‘official’ investigations, but also moved incrementally, inexorably toward the inevitable – candidacy 2012.
Keep Pressure Up:
Sarah Palin continues to grow strong with the base. Her blogger support keeps growing steadily. Numerous blogs sprang up in the wake of her resignation. Networks of bloggers and supporters now exist. Though much, much more needs to happen, sees have been sown that will germinate rapidly and grow to awesome heights.
Every public issue has elicited a response from her. Be it taxes, bailouts, energy needs, debt issue, or the ground zero mosque, Sarah Palin opined forth, framed her values and presented herself in the clearest light. She could be a wonk when she chooses to, like on oil and gas matters. She could be poetic and emotive when the moment calls for it, such as on the mosque matter. But express self, she will. Whatever the average voter might say come 2012, one thing for sure, the world knows where Sarah Palin stands. Unless of course, the media decides to muddy the waters as they are won’t to do – as they have done with both Hillary and Sarah in 2008. Even McCain, the darling of the media circa GOP dominance, even the war hero fell by the wayside when media turned en masse toward Barack Obama in a sheer unabashed adulation.
However, Sarah Palin’s detractors rest never, as can be seen by the mindless comments some leave at this humble blog. Her every Tweet, Facebook posting, public appearance and speech provoke massive amounts of bile at the usual trash sites. The beltway buffoons continue to disparage her, but the average voter is going to tire of it, is already tired of it. The world is too much with us, the daily burdens of being are too real for too many of us. As they said, it’s the economy stupid, and those who in the past blindly followed the media that ennobled our uncompromising, ill-prepared president, at the expense of the governor, will begin to listen to her with a new keenness. At last in 2012, it will have become too painful for the middle class American to imbibe the koolade of left-wing criticism of Sarah Palin, and ignore the stark realities of one’s own life. That’s why she keeps speaking out. Just as she promised on that Independence day three years ago. (Remember, the only response the liberals could come with back then was to float rumors about her divorce, ah wretchedness!)
Sarah Palin’s opinions are seldom held back. Seldom blunt, or overstate the case. She offered measured critique of every major issue, and on every event that occurred since 2008. She never singled out the president or the white house, but instead ‘spread the wealth around’. She included in her critique her own party colleagues, high priests of the administration, the congress and other public institutions whenever they deviated from her values and vision. Commonsense Conservative is going to be a phrase one will hear a lot of.
Keep Powder Dry:
The pundits keep putting pressure on Palin to announce, asking themselves, each other, the wind currents and whoever will listen, when will she announce. They come up with fake deadlines, phony time frames and counts the days of their broadcasts, to ask if time is running out on Sarah. The answer to all is the same, time is on the side of Sarah Palin. The longer she is in the news, the longer the public tires of the punditry. Being in the news can hurt her no longer. So much mud has been slung against her, the slings and arrows hurt no more, and in fact could easily turn into boomerang. Look back at how pathetic they sound when they ask Michelle Bachmann or Mitt Romney some silly question, and how the answer is received – any answer at all. Gradually, it seems to me, the lefty media is shooting itself in the foot. And by carrying on like the anointed arbiters of public opinion, it is they who will eventual lose all credibility. The average voter is liable to ask a year hence, is it possible that every political leader is so completely useless that only the current head of state can lead us out of here, after bringing us here in the first place? 2012 will be a far cry from 2004 when GWB managed to scrape past Kerrey. Things are a lot worse now than back then. If Sarah Palin waits and serves, the voter will come to her. Hence she keeps the powder dry.
There is another dimension to her current style of non-campaign campaigning. By letting all the other GOP leaders play their public role in the pre-primary, pre-announcement stage play, she gracefully admits their individuality, substance, and public spirit. There is a certain generosity of spirit in letting these men and women be center stage, and have the media spotlight on them instead of the Governor sucking the oxygen out of the scene. I believe this is actually a calculated homage sort of gesture on Sarah Palin’s part in not glomming on to publicity (notwithstanding rabid leftwing accusations to the contrary). She knows the media will swarm around her when she chooses. Why monopolize all the attention. Let others take a turn. After all the one that survives will help her enormously when she decides to announce. (Fun to ponder: Palin & Perry in 2912)
If Sarah Palin is allowing herself to hold back, and let others debate, preen and strut, there is also a certain benefit to her that is real but not direct.
Americans have seen recently vicious attacks from the the media and the Left on every GOP candidate. The worst form of innuendo, silly research and back story spinning have come out about all nomination seekers. By letting others take the heat and glare for a change, Sarah is exposing the vacuity of the commentaries. Sooner or later the casual voter is going to ask if anybody is good enough for these media people. (Well we all know the answer to that). Sarah Palin is letting others get a taste of what she faced in 2008. If they can take it, good for them. If they survive and flourish, better yet. Palin herself will wait until this shakeout process runs its course. There is nothing in it for her at this early stage. Such a bloodied primary process would have been inevitable anyway, but why give the liberal media something to gloat over.
Take your time Governor. For we know you will do right by America …. Run!
[I don’t know about legal deadlines and regulatory cut-offs. But speaking as an ordinary voter, January 2012 is soon enough for the decision. As a matter of fact, it wouldn’t be bad at all if the first primary were held on the first day of Spring. The whole formal campaign season is too darn long as it is. And the modern technology makes it even seem longer and over-crowded with non-events. A gentler pace to the primaries is long over due, and can only benefit the true electoral process, notwithstanding the self-serving views of the pundit class.]
One other matter.
Come First Monday in October the US Supreme Court will start a new term, and could well begin a new round of debate over Obamacare. Indeed, by the end of the year we may well know the fate of this monstrosity of a government undertaking. By November, Sarah Palin may very well stand vindicated at least partially. Or, the president might well admit having to rework the master legislation. It will enhance Sarah Palin’s vision of governance. The public will look at her more objectively, directly.
Finally, there is always the possibility however remote, that as disillusionment spreads, a primary challenge could rise on the Democrat side, even if the punditry doth protest too much. Already there is sentiment that Hillary would have been a better president. And that can only help Sarah Palin.
Over one million results to the phrase ‘primary challenged to Mr. Obama in 2012’ could be ominous. Who knows what discontent lurks in the heart of the winter that’s around the corner?
Time is on the side of Sarah Palin – keep pressure up, keep powder dry.