Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Slips into Self-Parody
Posted on 01/26/2015 6:22:08 PM PST by MinnesotaLibertarian
Skipping to the end:
Consider, if you will, what happens to a person who suggests that Sarah Palin is anything other than saintly. Right off the bat, they are accused of disliking America or Alaska or conservatives or mothers or the working class or even women in general and then they are informed that their hatred is showing. Next, their motives are questioned and their supposedly secret agenda is exposed for the world to see, for no right-thinking person could dislike Palin on the merits, natch. I hope you enjoy your elite cocktail parties, the apologists will say, and then they will huffily tell you that they hope signaling that you are one of them was worth it. And finally as is the case when one expresses disapproval of other cult figures, such as President Obama, Ron Paul, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Paul Krugman it is presumed that all animadversion must be motivated by envy or by snobbery or by secret admiration, and that it can therefore be safely ignored. What have you done, they will ask, that compares to my paragon of virtue? All told, its really quite pathetic.
Having been mercilessly and unjustly pilloried by the media throughout the 2008 campaign, Sarah Palin had a clear choice in its aftermath: She could sober up and prove the buggers wrong, or she could collapse into ignominious pasquinade. Sadly, she chose the latter. The rest of us should choose to move on.
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“Concern Kitteh” reminds me of Martin Scorsese for some reason.
I believe you are overly fermented
Nicely said. I like Ted Cruz, but the MSM hasn’t even gotten started on him. In addition to the shutting down the government line, look for lots of “questions” regarding his wife and Goldman Sachs.
It goes beyond Byron York. In fact, York is another credible journalist that has been completely stripped naked by Palin.
Palin’s record, above all, has specialized in defeating entrenched and powerful special interests and corrupt politicians. She cannot be bought, nor is she is for sale.
This is precisely why she has the devoted following and why even so called conservatives are attacking her.
BECAUSE THEIR GRAVY TRAIN WILL BE DISRUPTED!!
Actually Bill Buckley supported McCain in the primary before he died in 2008.
Byron York did his hit piece yesterday. Don’t know who gets the assignment tomorrow.
Sorry you couldn't keep up.
PDS Troll Talking Point #1.
Not treated well?
On December 12, 2008 Sarah Palin’s church was set on fire around its entire perimeter— with women and children inside.
The temperature was 20 below zero has fire fighters worked to control the fire. It destroyed the church— fortunately the women and children were not injured.
This incident has been ignored and had it happened to anyone nearer to the political left— it would be denounced as the Rwandan style political hate crime that it was.
It is essentially still okay in American politics to do this to anyone oriented toward social conservatism.
Palin actually effectively deconstructed the Republican establishment of Alaska in her quest to become and rule as governor in Alaska. That is why she was phenomenally popular in Alaska among Democrats prior to the escalation to VP in summer 2008.
When she gave her electrifying convention speech in August 2008 and the moribund pathetic campaign of McCain seemed doomed to destroy the elite notion of electing a liberal black democrat, the politics of personal destruction went hyperbolic.
Palin’s VP debate with Biden was one of the most watched presidential debates in 50 years of televised debates—drawing more than 70 million voters. Only the Reagan debate surpassed it. Her appearance on SNL that fall was and remains the most watched espisode in the shows history— 17 million viewers.
Palin mocked the President by suggesting that we could drill baby drill our way to lower gas prices and economic strength. The President categorically rejected this argument as foolish and ignorant— in much the same tone that Cooke writes this piece.
Question: Who was correct on that important proposition of US energy policy?
Honestly, this is thoroughly ridiculous. Palin has done more both rhetorically and politically than all of her detractors combined. Its not close.
I personally prefer Cruz over Palin but would be delighted if they teamed up. But the criticisms of her and the hyperbolic demands that she essentially become non-existent are outrageous.
Dislike Palin but stop demanding that she exterminated. It is not unreasonable to characterize Cooke and others as engaging a war on women. It is a call for violence against Palin.
This is not over dramatic victim posing. This is real stuff.
The failure to stand up to this is the essential problem of practical American politics. We are ruled by a join Republican and Democratic elite who will ridicule any of us who dare watch American sniper, oppose gay marriage, or defend the propositions of American exceptionalism.
Cooke— you be forever quiet. Be quiet until you can respect advocates enough to disagree without demanding silence.
If you cannot do that, you do not need to write more political columns.
You’re in good company with the Morning Joke and the National Review. Sarah may be damaged by the press but to say she should have what after 2008? Ignored all the daily beatings since? The clowns that keep counting her out are the ones who suffer ignominious pasquinade. She is still a King Maker, her endorsements still fair better than the average RINO.
Who says I dont agree with her? Please point out where I did. She is brave and outspoken. Even so, what I am simply saying is that she is unelectable. Insults score zero points.
When liberals don’t agree with the opposition, they smear them. When they can’t smear them enough, they try to destroy them.
National Review. The neocon rag. Buckley would be ashamed.
Ask yourself when was the last time a losing VP nominee had such influence?
It means “shameful satire.” National Review writers tend to be a bit more erudite, but none will ever match Buckley. I swear he must’ve kept the OED handy.
And the MSM meme keeps on truckin'!
I still get the creeps looking at Byron York’s lower lip when he attacks women. Just me, I guess.
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