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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Liberals' Teachable Palin Moment

The Newsweek cover of Sarah Palin in fitness clothing is becoming the teachable moment of the year. Because liberal women are beginning -- just beginning -- to acknowledge that liberals of both genders are so driven by hatred of Sarah Palin that their worst instincts are coming out.

And it is recognition of those instincts, not the specific treatment of Palin, which forms the basis for the teachable moment of the year.

This, from liberal stalwart Taylor Marsh:
  • "This has got to be the worst case of pictorial sexism aimed at political character assassination ever done by a traditional media outlet."

  • "Oh, and by the way, I also don't buy the argument that middle age women who have the gift of genealogy and have kept fit wouldn't also show off their bodies given the right moment. It's just few women of a certain age have that luxury, because they just don't have the body, though that shouldn't bring out the claws. However, jealousy always rears its head when beautiful women are in the mix."

  • "The Newsweek cover insult goes along with the emails I'm getting. So many people spewing such hate over Sarah that I've simply stopped talking about her in casual conversations, especially with liberals. They've lost their sanity over Sarah."

  • "An example of how powerful women are still treated in this country, especially in the political arena. Peggy Noonan and others often point to Golda Meir and Margaret Thatcher as examples of female leaders who used their gender and didn't complain about the press coverage they received. Neither of these women had to face the American press."

It's not just insanity, Taylor. It's what lurks barely below the surface of the Democratic Party and mainstream media in the form of liberal dogma as to what and who is acceptable. Just ask Hillary and her supporters.

That's the teachable moment, if you choose to learn it.

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  1. Turns out that the DNC is just lookin out for the poor GOP:


    Bwahahahahhhaaaaaahhhaaaaaa. ROFLOL.

    I wish this was not my former party acting like such nincompoops. Really, I do.

  2. In the past 9 years we have seen the left finally remove their masks and show us who they truly are: bitter, hateful, vile misogynists who are completely intolerant of any viewpoint other than their own, which are only partially formed by facts anyway. Sarah Palin, to them, is a quitter, a bimbo, an idiot, a liar, a hypocrite, a failure, has no political future at all, and they can't stop talking about her! The hatred spewed at poor George W will seem like a party at the Playboy Mansion compared to what she'll get once she starts running for office next. And I cannot wait for her to be elected President in 2012! It was so delicious when W won in 2004, this will be 10000 times better

  3. America’s elite and Palin-haters worldwide should not be so quick to dismiss or disregard the future of Sarah Palin. No other national political figure so completely fills Middle America’s vacuum of frustration and hate for the Left and Right as Sarah Palin.

    Middle America has been abandoned by the Left and Right, who have saddled it with a $700 billion taxpayer bailout, an unnecessary and costly war, a soaring deficit, and an overall neglect of the pocketbook issues that impact Middle America every day. Where are job creation, quality public education, affordable healthcare, and fiscal responsibility, to name a few?

    Middle America is mad as hell at the Left and Right and they just might be willing to roll the dice on someone like Palin, who lacks an Ivy League education, is a working class hockey-mom with a disabled child, and who has blue-collar roots like many of the folks in Middle America. The status quo on the Left and Right have produced nothing material for Middle America, which may toss conventional wisdom into the toilet and throw the lever for Palin, figuring it has nothing to lose, and it may be right.

    The Ivy League educated on the Left and Right have delivered little to nothing for Middle America, perhaps precisely because they are out of touch with the issues that someone like Palin understands personally.

    However, to say that Palin is a salmon swimming upstream is an understatement. The results of a CBS News survey released Monday indicate that 66 percent of respondents do not want her to run for the White House in 2012. Seventy percent of respondents to a CNN/Opinion Research poll said she is not qualified to be president.

    More difficult for Palin is the fact that the trend is not her friend—public opinion is moving in the wrong direction right now.

    In the CBS survey, 43 percent of GOP respondents said Palin would have the ability to be an effective president. Only 11 percent of Democrats and 29 percent of independents agreed.

    However, there is an opportunity for Palin among independents, where Palin’s rating is 41 percent favorable, and 48 percent unfavorable, according to Gallup.

    These numbers are not great, but there is plenty of time if she can move the needle by appealing to Middle America and independents, which is where elections are won or lost.

    Clearly, Palin has put the monkey on her back, especially with her resignation from Alaska’s governorship in July, a self-inflicted wound that will be difficult to explain away. However, don’t put it past Palin to put lipstick on this pig and paint herself as a victim of politically motivated and baseless ethics charges that prevented her from successfully serving the people of Alaska, forcing her to do the noble thing and take the bullet by resigning.

    We can say what we want about Palin, but no Republican in recent history has created such frenzied excitement across the country as she has. Just take a look at the fervor she stirs as she wheels across Middle America on her book tour.

    Perhaps this is a misreading of the tea leaves, but one could argue that she creates a wee bit more excitement than Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee, the two Republican front-runners for president in 2012. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed woman just may be queen.

    A. Muser