More Love for Sarah Palin

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 2:35 pm by Neal

Newt Gingrich puts to rest the “experience” question.

Mrs. Palin Goes to Washington:

In “Mr. Smith” (“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” — ed.) the press regarded the hero as a bumpkin, too, and believed he had no business in the hallowed precincts of Capitol Hill as to which they regarded themselves as experts. But Mr. Smith, the naïve, good hearted, honest and courageous man won in the end, and the oh-so-sophisticated press looked like fools, having covered for the corrupt liars they knew very well. The press has largely turned up its nose at Governor Palin for much the same reason, and is as wrong in real life as they were in the movie.

I love Sarah Palin. I wish her well. She reaffirms after decades of ignoring what is in the heart of every true American: We can indeed move mountains if we have the will to do so, and the person best able to lead us to do that can come from every station of life and every background.

Victor Davis Hanson, Why Do We Like Palin?:

If she can beat off the frothing Newsweek/MSNBC/New York Times inbred rabid wolves, and do it with the grace she has shown so far, she will fill a deep yearning among Americans for someone like her. A lot of Americans, if they watch reality shows, prefer truckers on ice or Bering Sea crab fishing to endless psychodramas of thirty-something suburban whiners.

So apparently they are eager to see a rare politican who is unapologetic about America’s past achievements (cf. Obama’s “tragic history” and need for more “oppression studies”), and who reminds us with pride that a muscular world of action, not community organizing, creates the bounty that others use and take for granted but so often sneer at the methods of its acquisition.

Right now, there are millions rooting for her in a way not true of Biden—and many who are criticizing her don’t have a clue why that it is so.

Sarah Palin and the narcissistic wounds of the Left:

The Left is entitled to power, because in their own eyes they have Truth and Morality on their side. They are Mahatma Gandhi, they are Dr. King, they are the vanguard of the marching proletariat. It’s not just Big O who has the incomprehensible egomania. His inner circle and vast numbers of his supporters do, too. Entitlement, grandiosity, narcissism: In psychiatric thinking they all suffer from secret feelings of inferiority, narcissistic wounds to their self-esteem. Every time they lose, those nagging feelings come up again. So they are always overcompensating, trying to bully reality into the shape they need.

So shrewd old McCain picks Sarah Palin for Veep, and steps on the Obama victory with devastating timing, the day after the launch. No big bounce in the polls for O. Within hours the Left feels cheated and betrayed. Why? Because they are entitled to victory. Because they have been in a rage for the last eight years and can just feel that aching need for revenge. Because Governor Palin is a traitor to her gender, in their eyes, just as Justice Thomas is a traitor to his race. This is the language of the Klu Klux Klan and the Nazis, of course; “race traitor” was their name for whites who supported civil rights for blacks. But it’s ok to be a racist if you’re a liberal. In fact you are supposed to be a racist, a sexist, and a heterophobe: It’s practically mandatory to take on all the sins of racial fascism as long as you flip the targets.

What’s more, Sarah Palin is pretty, well-spoken, smart, athletic, normal and middle aged. She made it to the governorship of Alaska on her own, bringing down corrupt Republicans on the way. But the Left has the exclusive rights to all the good-looking young women (or men) in Hollywood. You may think that’s mad, but they secretly really believe it. Madonna told the world that O is just like Gandhi. You may think that’s funny or annoying, but millions of her Obot fans fall for it. They are emotionally immature, to say it nicely. …

Rarely has the inner life of the Left been so exposed to public view. Look for a lot of uncontrollable rage if the McCain/Palin ticket sweeps to victory.

I don’t enjoy watching people go Daffy Duck-style mad with rage — but given the track record, who deserves it more than our buds on the Left? But watch your step, or they’ll chew up your nice new carpet.

Michelle Malkin, The Four Stages of Conservative Female Abuse:

There’s something about outspoken conservative women that drives the left mad. It’s a peculiar pathology I’ve reported on for more than 15 years, both as a witness and a target. Thus, the onset of Palin Derangement Syndrome in the media, Democratic circles and the cesspools of the blogosphere came as no surprise. They just can’t help themselves.

Liberals hold a special animus for constituencies they deem traitors. Minorities who identify as social and economic conservatives have left the plantation and sold out their people. Women who put an “R” by their name have abandoned their ovaries and betrayed their gender. As female Republican officeholders and female conservative public figures have grown in number and visibility, so has the progression of Conservative Female Abuse. The astonishing vitriol and virulent hatred directed at GOP Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is the most severe manifestation to date.

Sarah Palin and the Two Americas:

Sarah Palin, a woman who took down the corrupt politicians dominating her state, may be a tougher nut to crack. She simply doesn’t know her place, at least as others have constructed it. She does what’s right and tells people what’s on her mind. When you believe in the founding principles of the land and see yourself answerable to God, it reinforces an already steely will. If you happen to be gifted with brains, beauty, energy, health, and the charisma of a star, you might just pull off genuine reform.

Republicans are thrilled by what they see in Sarah Palin. Reform Republicanism with a younger generation in charge could knock the left out of power for a generation. The genius Bobby Jindal, out to reform Louisiana as Palin reformed Alaska, awaits the 2012 VP nomination with Sarah at the top of the ticket, if McCain wins this election. Suddenly the Republicans have a claim on being the vote for change.

Despite having been written off as a hopeless cause by political insiders and media know-it-alls, the Grand Old Party is about to renew itself amidst catcalls from the opposition. The same sort of swells who laugh at Sarah Palin as trailer trash categorized Ronald Reagan as an amiable dunce when in a charitable mood, spelled his name Ray-Gun, and felt ashamed to have a graduate of Eureka College, not some Ivy League campus, representing America on the world stage.

Ronald Reagan never let the contempt of the cultural, literary and journalistic elites bother him. He simply spoke over their heads directly to the American people. And changed the world. In Sarah Palin, we may well have a figure able to do the same. All eyes will be on her tonight.

She Is Woman, Hear Her Roar:

Sarah Palin has more executive experience actually running a government than Barack Obama and Joe Biden combined. Those who dismiss her as an adviser to McCain forget she is a sitting governor of an energy-rich state in a world in which energy is both an economic and national security issue.

She knows her stuff on energy. Barack Obama makes incredibly dumb statements about inflating our tires saving an equivalent amount of oil as is to be found in the Outer Continental Shelf. Governor Palin builds a $40 billion pipeline to bring Alaskan natural gas to the lower 48 states. Her steelworker husband works in the North Slope oil fields and she is the only candidate on either ticket who has actually been to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Maureen Dowd of the New York Times calls her “Vice In Go-Go Boots” and calls Governor Palin “a cute, cool unknown from Alaska who has never even been on ‘Meet the Press.’ ” We wonder if she makes MSNBC’s Chris Matthews’ legs tingle like he said Barack Obama does. Those boots were made for campaigning and they walked all over the corrupt good-ole-boy network in Alaska.

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