One of the most interesting aspects of the election of 2010 was the American people rejecting a socialist agenda from a liberal Democratic super majority that owned the House, Senate and Oval. That socialist agenda—ramming the Health Care Law through Congress and Cap n Trade through the House—with an unbridled arrogance, riled up the electorate just 20 months after Obama was elected.
I wonder if we the people, the Republicans, conservatives, independents and democrats—the people who voted Democrats out on 11/2/10—have the fortitude to cut off the head of the snake. I’m talking about Pres. Barack Hussein Obama.
Obama called “the shellacking” that he and his party took last Tuesday, but you know as well as I do that liberals don’t compromise. They double down. He will make an appearance tomorrow night on CBS 60 Minutes and claim this election isn’t so much about his policies, but a failure to communicate.
Translation: “It’s not me. I’m still the great one. I did great things. I just didn’t explain everything the way I should have. Or, you’re all too dumb to understand my greatness.” Case in point.
On the heels of the most important and historic elections of the millennium that America has ever seen, people are already talking about 2012. Who will the GOP choose to run? Will an independent/third party run? Will Hillary run? Rumors abound that Obama himself suffers serious mental issues in the Oval. He doesn’t like to govern, prefers campaigning, is on anti depressants, drinks A LOT and may not seek a second term. There’s also a strong case building for his impeachment.
Who knows what will happen between now and November 2012. What I do know is, the Republican Party has many potential candidates to run against Obama this time around. For me, they all look pretty good.
No matter the contenders are in the primaries, I see no glory in savaging any of them with vicious attacks. I saw how that divided conservatives and Republicans in the 2008 primaries.
The only person I would have to hold my nose in protest and vote for would be Gov. Mike Huckabee. The reasons surround his pardon of the hardened repeat offending criminal, Maurice Clemons. Years after his clemency, Clemons would gun down and kill four cops in Seattle, Washington. While Huckabee didn’t pull the trigger for Clemons, his release certainly displayed bad judgment of the highest order on the part of the Governor.
Mitt Romney. I supported Romney heavily in the 2008 primaries before the Republican party decided to run the old gas bag John McCain. I could easily vote for Mitt. However, old Mitt should have an interesting time expressing to an electorate, one that voted out almost every Congressman who passed Obama care, why they should elect a former Governor who passed a similar social engineering welfare program in Massachusetts.
There are a few dark horses and I pretty much like them all. Texas Governor Rick Perry. Former RNC Chairman and Governor of Mississippi Haley Barbour. Sitting Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal. Jindal’s leadership during the BP oil spill was above and beyond what Pres. Shine and Glow could offer. There’s also Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana. At the height of the Obamacare debate, Daniels offered his own ideas proving that the Republican party wasn’t the party of “no” but rather “know”.
You could read that here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704231304575091600470293066.html
And then, there’s Gov. Sarah Palin.
I was compelled to write this after a friend and listener of my show—at least I think he still is—parroted many of the same attacks originating from the left about Palin. You know, the usual…“she’s dumb, a moron, uninspiring, she’s a gaffe machine, lower than that of a gas station attendant, etc.” Fill in the blank, she’s it.
Last week, aging pop star high school drop out idiot, Cher, did an interview with Vanity Fair magazine (a far left publication). They asked her what she thought of Sarah Palin. The mother of the transgendered hot mess now known as “Chaz” Bono, who owned as many failed marriages and affairs like I owned eye glasses throughout my life said, “Sarah Palin? I mean, like, come on. I mean, a dumb woman is a dumb woman.”
Again, this is the woman who once said that “she met a man, who she couldn’t believe was, like, the most intelligent man that she ever met in her life.” The man? Lol, Jimmy Carter.
Let me make this clear: It is still uncertain whether or not Sarah Palin will run for president. I will not force or can force anyone to like or support her. I will vote for the woman without hesitation. I believe that she’s fully competent for the job as president. I believe that she will surround herself with the best people who will help push her conservative agenda. I also believe anyone in her cabinet tries to lead her astray, she will have the instincts and moral courage to keep them in line.
Make no mistake, those who listened to my show and read my blogs know that I like and respect Sarah Palin. What angers me about certain people in the conservative camp happens when they parrot the same leftists generalizations and ad hominem attacks as leftist idiots like Cher, the View’s Joy-less Behar and actors like Matt ( I’ll never pay to see one of your movies again) Damon throw at her.
Let’s all remember, you will have to vote for someone against Obama in 12. If you decide you want to sit it out just because the candidate is not Mitt Romney—again—que sera sera.
I did not vote for Bob Dole in 1996 and sat it out. I greatly regret not voting to this day.
Rather than make this a hit piece on the person who came to one of my posts about Sarah Palin and baselessly attack her, I decided to simply list why I think she’s competent for the job through her DEEDS rather than her WORDS. I have no interest in having these “she’s stupid—no she’s not” arguments with these people any longer.
Remember, we already went through the campaign of Obama where he promised the masses much in words. His deeds ended up being something entirely different, which is why he and his party received the spanking it got last week.
Let me start off simple. Any Hollywood or Beltway idiot who cannot hold down a marriage has no reason to stand on the mountaintop on high and look down on Sarah Palin.
Sarah Palin may have quit the Governorship in Alaska, but she didn’t quit her marriage. Anyone who sticks it out with their spouse for over 20 years and still remain very much together, gets my utmost respect.
Any woman who can have five children—one off in the military while managing another with a disability—while juggling a career, household and a small business is alright by me. You think it’s easy? You go and do it.
Also, this may sound sexist, but anyone who can hunt the meal, prepare the meal and cook the meal, is ok in my book.
About her decision to quit the Governorship of Alaska—it was probably one of the smartest decisions she has made. Leaving the Governor’s seat was looked down upon because purists simply thought she quit because she couldn’t handle the job.
Hence, the same crazy accusations George W. Bush endured. One minute they were calling him dumb as a rock. The next, he was the engineer of the most horrific attack on our homeland in American history.
Here, here. These people in one breath claim Palin is an idiot governing over a bunch of aborigines rubes in Alaska. The job couldn’t be more easy on the planet. The moment she steps down, she’s quitting because the job is too much for her to handle.
As I predicted in my blog over a year ago, she would never have been able to campaign for the candidates she endorsed in 2010—most of them won—while in the Governor’s office. The frivolous ethics cases filed by the leftist Alinsky-ites would have made it impossible and would’ve depleted her finances.
See my blog last year: http://mrltavern.blogspot.com/2009/07/palin-declares-independence-from-alaska.html
Instead, she realized her calling and stepped down assuring Alaskans that Gov. Parnell would be reelected. He did handily. From that moment on, she helped get many authentic conservatives get elected and raised millions for both the Tea Party organization and the RNC.
For that, she was thanked by the faceless checked pants idiots of the GOP establishment last week when they secretly leaked to the press that they were going to try to destroy her. In addition, some highfalutin Tea Party leaders would keep their distance of her when they were asked if she would be a serious candidate in 2012.
Regarding her resignation, I would remind the detractors that she once served as Chairwoman of the Alaskan Conservation Committee. She resigned from that committee when she discovered the rampant graft among the committee’s members. Out of that resignation she launched a successful gubernatorial run out seating Gov. Frank Murkowski.
I would also like to point out that George Washington, yes, he quit too. He quit the Virginia militia in 1794. Honestly, can you say you give a rat’s ass about that considering everything Washington would go on to accomplish?
One of the comments used against her is that she governed a state that only has 680, 000 people in it. Specifically said, “she’s governed less people than the Mayor of Orlando, Florida!!!” Well, if you think the Mayor of Orlando is qualified to be a steward of the United States just because of the number of people under his thumb, that’s your journey.
I mean, if you want to morally equalize running the city of Mickey Mouse to running a Alaska, a state that has over 50 billion barrels of oil and 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves, I’ll let you go down that road.
Local politicians in my state that I know once told me, anyone who works in government on the municipal level will really know how to work with people. Sarah Palin spent 8 years on the Wasilla City Council and then as Mayor mostly due to her stance as a fiscal and tax hawk. She has a clear record of cutting property taxes and attracted new business to the town.
I love how people claim that, as president, she would be divisive and partisan. What about all of those Alaskan Democrats who loved Palin when she became Governor and promised to take on the corrupt bastards club in the state GOP? She did and most of those people who doubted her are now wearing orange jumpsuits.
One of those corrupt bastards has the name Murkowski and is the head of the Murkowski Alaskan family crime syndicate. One of them still lurking in Alaska is an interloping Senator who insisted on running as a write in candidate as a real conservative that Palin backed because she couldn’t handle losing her power. Her fate is still to be decided.
For 30 years, Exxon sat on a exploratory drilling lease in Alaska. No governor in 30 years could get them to drill. Palin came in, threatened them with several lawsuits and, in just a little over a year, Exxon finally began drilling at Point Thomson. She basically told one powerful, protesting Exxon executive that if they didn’t begin the drilling process, they shouldn’t let the door them on the ass on the way out.
With those corrupt bastards gone, the oil companies didn’t have the powerbrokers in the state government to protect him. She was able to use that leverage to devise a system of oil profit sharing that would financially benefit the citizens of her state. The oil companies protested, but again, Palin did not back down. They eventually caved and many average Alaskans got rich from that deal.
If you would like to know more about that pipeline she endorsed and so many others fought her on please read this:
Others worry about her grasp on foreign policy. At least Sarah Palin knows who the enemy is. I cannot say the say the same for Obama. Proof that she understands the importance of national security lies within her push for more SDI while still Governor in 2009. Palin hosted Sec. of Defense Gates in Alaska and pushed for more SDI in her state as North Korea began to flex it’s nuclear muscle in the Pacific.
This is a subject that Palin and Obama disagree on, with the president continuing down a path of “America loses-our enemies win” foreign policy with the possible ratification of the dreaded START treaty during the lame duck session of Congress.
Lastly, nothing could be more evident of Sarah Palin’s intelligence or sure fire political instinct when she addressed the “death panels” that exist in the Health Care bill.
While the politically correct news pundits seemed to dance around the obvious regarding the Obama Care bill, Palin rolled the dice. She came out publically against the obvious death panels hidden amidst the two thousand page bill.
At first, the commie leftists at MSNBC and elsewhere came out against her. As usual, they called her an “idiot, kook, dumb, insane” you name it, they said it about her.
Yet, socialist economists Paul Krugman and Robert Reich would eventually state on the record, this bill would deny medical services to those citizens, simply because they were aging or already in poor health.
No other, I repeat, no other political asshole or potential candidate was bold enough to come out, draw the line in the sand and make their case against this disgraceful bill so early in the game. Those who did only rode on her coattails.
Again, I’m not trying to make you like Sarah Palin. It’s too early in the game to know if she will run in 2012. She might not ever run and simply remain a conservative activist. And if she did run, it’s up to her to prove herself in the primaries to assure the electorate that she is up for the job.
But enough of the bullshit. I’m simply tired of the people who continue to throw around the bored and tired “oh yeah, she’s dumb” comments. I really have no interest in hearing your generalized bullshit. If I want that, I'll subscribe to Vanity Fair or the New York Times.
Running for office is not about persona, sound bytes, style or high minded rhetoric. It’s about doing things. It’s about deeds over words.
Sarah Palin has done plenty. I wouldn’t count her out in the future.