Pumas 4 Palin

Puma 4 Palin

When early in the campaign for the 2008 Democratic nomination Senator Obama’s campaign issued a memo that assailed HIllary Clinton as Senator (D-Punjab), it revealed a number of things.

First, that Hillary was popular among Indians, as Bill was. She had been, over the years well-received by the Singhs, or Sikhs, the original residents of the Punjab. Historically the most important segment of the Indic subcontinent and renowned for their valor, hard work, intelligence, and diasporic dint.

And second, that memo also said something about Obama and how he would win. He would win by smear, reverse smear, and outright lie and rumor.

Obama had already promised a political philosophy of Change, Hope, Transformation, and thereby enticed millions of youngsters with the lure of ‘transformational new politics’ or post-partisan style of campaign, electioneering and governance.

None of that was believable, of course, as experienced voters always knew. But a whole generation of new voters and disaffected Bush-haters fell for it. For the Clinton haters of all persuasions, the Obama campaign was manna from heaven. Before you could say presto-chango, folks fell in for Obama.

Hillary hatred really needed no new motivation. It existed for decades, since her days as the First Lady of Arkansas. It derived from her pursuit of a profession (law), her dedication to a cause (health) and her standing by her man (Bill) through thick and thin. Americans with diverse motives took jolly part in Hillary hatred. The Obama campaign gave full vent to this, aided it, abetted it, one might even say facilitated it’s propagation by TPM, HuffPo, D-Kos, and DU.

The real impetus to this blog came in the aftermath of the DNC-RBC meeting at the end of May 2008: the committee not only gave Obama delegates even though he took his name off the ballot, it took away FOUR delegates from Hillary Clinton and re-allocated them to Obama. The DNC-RBC used ingenious, tortured logic: since “more people would have gone to the polls if they thought the election  really counted, and they would have voted for Obama”. And then there was the situation with Florida and Michigan delegate seating, and delegate strength.

This perfidy perpetrated by the DNC, engineered by Donna Brazile, permitted by Howard Dean and blessed by the party leadership including Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and others, embittered millions of Americans. The rage, frustration, bitterness, sorrow, and pain were best illustrated by a then utterly unknown woman from New York. Harriet Christian was unexpectedly caught on tape by the brilliant Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake blog. The rest, as they say is history.

In the wake of the DNC-RBC meeting, hundreds of blogs sprang up. Dozens of groups sprang up. Thousands of Hillary voters did a Democratic Party’s electoral equivalent of  the old Hippy Revolt. They turned off, tuned out, and dropped out. A new age of Democratic PUMA party dawned.

The party establishment miscalculated, and itself was misled by the Obama campaign. With the help of adoring, raucous youngsters, fawning self-righteous media elites, the left-leaning liberal pundits, the Obama campaigned built itself into a sort of juggernaut that was hollow from within and hallowed from without. With little substance to offer, it built on platitudes, rhetoric and gamesmanship. The DNC bought it lock, stock and barrel. But millions of Hillary voters were not buying it.

Such was the climate of electoral discontent in which this blog was born. The intellectual basis was that long-ago memo, see other Page for the details. The emotional basis was a visceral revulsion at all that Hillary-hatred has wrought,  in no less measure by the party bosses, the party opportunists, and the newly partisan.

This blog started as a protest against the treatment of Hillary Clinton by the sexist, misogynistic, blogosphere, the MSNBC pundits, the CNN arbiters of what constituted news, and the print punks at AP, WaPo and NYT. The magazines did their share of it too. Only the Internet offered a space for the supporters of Hillary, who wanted to vent their emotions. This blog was one such.

Many Hillary blogs have moved on after the silly spectacle of  coronation at Denver. Some just folded, some plod on, a few have morphed into GOP voices, some have become Democrats for McCain, others have branched off into activism related to reforming the Democratic party, changing the primary election procedures and caucuses, etc. A few set out to write-in Hillary.

This blog would have died a natural death at the time of Hillary’s speech of acclamation. But Sarah Palin changed all of that about four days later. NO, IT WAS NOT SARAH, IT WAS THE LEFT BLOGS that changed our mind.

The vicious and despicable attacks on Sarah Palin kept this blog alive!

In the 3 weeks since being nominated, Sarah has been subjected in one short blitzkrieg of character destruction attempted from every possible angle. Voters already incensed at the treatment  Hillary received, and would have gone quietly away to lick their wounds and sulk, have instantly been galvanized. We identify with Sarah. One doesn’t need to be a woman, mother, moose burger eater or even have a view on God or abortion, to be infuriated with the media coverage and the left-wing treatment of a candidate for national office.

The infamy of Senator D-Punjab memo lives on, and keeps on giving!

Just about every criticism of Sarah, voiced loudly by the Left, was also valid about Obama.  We pointed this out, early on, even before her actual nomination. This campaign is not about McCain/Obama and Biden/Palin anymore. It is about McCain versus Biden, and Obama versus Palin. That was stated right here, three weeks ago.

The future of this blog is bright! Just as it was easy to start D-Punjab, just as it was hard but doable to become a PUMA, so it was with equal measures of grief and unease that it became possible to change over to a Puma for Palin. The cause of this blog is easily heartfelt. The emptiness of the alternative enables it.

As long as the bloviators keep lambasting Sarah in much the way they actually should have done to Obama over the last year, it becomes that much easier to blog about Sarah. The grist for the mill never ends.

It is almost as if the lefty commentators have no sense of irony at all. All the barbs they throw at Sarah come right back to hit Obama. To these boomerang throwers, this Puma says, “Duck you sucka!

Advertisements

4 Responses to "Puma 4 Palin"

I don’t understand your blog. Please come over to thinkPOP and explain…

http://thinkpop.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/a-blog-i-dont-understand/

I love this site. Thank you.

[…] is some of what they’re saying: “This blog would have died a natural birth [death] at the time of HIllary’s speech of acclamation. But Sarah […]

[…] is one example on the Puma4Palin blog: This blog would have died a natural death at the time of Hillary’s speech of acclamation. […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Stars and Stripes For Ever

Fight Back, Fight For Sarah!

Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund

Please Contribute Today

Contact Form

I am a Palin Puma

Puams 4 Palin

Follow Sarah On Twitter

RSS Sarah Palin on Facebook

  • Slaying Salmon July 15, 2014
    Home from commercial fishing grounds in Bristol Bay, and here's Piper helping slay salmon to market! A good season for wild reds on the Nushagak, Piper hopes to make enough to cover, maybe, a cell phone bill. Do you agree, as I’ve said before, we need more girls holding up fish in pics instead of holding up iPhones in selfies?!  It’s always wonderful re […]
  • Restoring Honor August 28, 2010
    What an honor it was to speak today at the “Restoring Honor” Rally in D.C. The following is the text of my remarks. You can click here or here to watch a video of it.- Sarah PalinPhoto by Shealah Craighead“Restoring Honor” RallyAugust 28, 2010  Washington, D.C. Thank you so much. Are you not so proud to be an American?What an honor. What an honor.We stand to […]
  • First Leg of the "Good Tidings and Great Joy" Book Tour November 6, 2013
    Looking forward to heading out on the first leg of our "Good Tidings and Great Joy" book tour! I wanted to share with you some of the pre-Thanksgiving schedule and details. (More to come!) We look forward to seeing you on the road, having the opportunity to spread the positive message of this book and really share in the true spirit of the Christma […]
  • It Takes a Village... to Slay a Salmon July 3, 2013
    The beauty of catching some of our Alaskan species with fins is the amount of meat harvested with each fish. Rod and reeling red salmon, or, my favorite, a big (or even not so big) halibut ensures you've got a few dinners taken care of even when feeding a bunch of people.We had a blast hauling in halibut in Homer a few days ago, despite the cold rain an […]
  • Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg June 30, 2013
    Today marks the beginning of the week-long ceremonies commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. There will be a full re-enactment of the battle, discussions with panels of historians, and of course a re-reading of the Gettysburg Address. But as Lincoln affirmed when he dedicated that hallowed ground, nothing we say or do can “add or de […]
  • #SOTUGottaBKiddingMe February 13, 2013
    If you missed President Obama’s State of the Union address last night, you didn’t miss much – especially if you watched any of his past four State of the Union addresses. We heard the same recycled rhetoric, and we heard his Orwellian declaration that the cornucopia of new federal programs he proposed, as well as his intention to eradicate world poverty, wou […]
  • New Year's Resolution to Keep the Faith! January 1, 2013
    Best wishes to everyone for a happy New Year! In the coming days there will be a great deal of debate about the goings-on in the political arena and the shenanigans in Washington. Constitutional commonsense conservatives must stay engaged and hold our “leaders” accountable to the voice of average everyday hard working Americans or we will very soon become an […]

Pumas Heart Palin

RSS Conservatives 4 Palin

RSS Governor Palin 4 President

New Badge of Outrage

RSS NEWS-BUSTERS! Don’t Believe What You Read Elsewhere!

  • Networks Blast Trump Over End to Subsidies, Hide Their Illegality October 17, 2017
    On Friday and over the weekend, ABC, CBS and NBC reacted with their typical anti-Trump fervor to the President’s decision to end federal subsidies of insurance companies through ObamaCare, but only a meager portion of broadcast news coverage — barely three percent — tipped viewers off to the fact those payments were unconstitutional in the first place. […]
    Rich Noyes
  • Persistent Mother Won't Accept Abortion of Baby with Tumor on 'The Good Doctor' October 17, 2017
    On Monday night, the new ABC medical drama series, The Good Doctor, told the story of a woman with a high-risk pregnancy determined to give birth to her baby despite doctors' recommendations that she abort. The episode ended, against all odds, with a successful, life-affirming outcome. How refreshing, in an age when pro-abortion storylines are so freque […]
    Karen Townsend, Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
  • NBC's 'The Brave' Draws the Line Between American Heroes and Traitors October 17, 2017
    NBC’s The Brave is one of the latest primetime shows featuring a military element that from the start has been driving liberals crazy. The Brave, in particular, must be a thorn in the average extreme leftist’s side with the characters regularly acknowledging themselves and the American forces as “the good guys” against foreign adversaries. This week takes th […]
    Lindsay Kornick
  • Nets Forget Obama Admin Championed Bergdahl as a ‘Hero’ Coming Home October 17, 2017
    In a military courtroom in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina on Monday, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and faces up to life in prison. Back in 2014, President Obama traded five dangerous terrorists to get Bergdahl back. And in a flawed political calculation, the administration championed him as a 'hero […]
    Nicholas Fondacaro
  • Nets Omit Federal Judge Rejecting Menendez Motion for Acquittal October 17, 2017
    In a devastating day in court for New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez Monday, a federal judge threw out the defense’s motion for acquittal, which was made last Thursday when the prosecution rested its case. In his decision, the judge noted that “a rational jury could conclude the defendants entered into a quid pro quo agreement.” But despite the damni […]
    Nicholas Fondacaro

RSS Larry Johnson Gives Lying No Quarter!

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Country Before Party

Crack the Acorn for Truth

A World Wide Blog

Live Traffic Watch

Back Posts

%d bloggers like this: