The Left is the intellectual guardian of unintended consequences. By passing health care reform, they sowed the seeds of its repeal in the bureaucratic maze that is now being walked back to give companies exemptions and to save Medicare. In their zeal for socialism, they woke the silent majority who banded together to take over the House of Representatives and to make serious gains in the Senate. In their hunger to create “carbon credit brokerage houses” from which their cronies would make millions, they fabricated scientific climate data and watched it all blow apart as evidentiary emails were sent to the press.
In their blood lust to destroy the conservative movement, they formed the Journolist listserv, which when discovered would prove to America once and for all that the media was complicit in getting Obama elected. By unleashing their unprecedented attacks, slander and libel against Sarah Palin, they have created a candidate more powerful, more knowledgeable and with armor and Teflon skin than ever seen before. In their twisted desires and from their most uncontrollable fears, the Left has manifested their most feared monsters: the rise of conservatism and the triumphant return of Sarah Palin to presidential politics.
Had the loony Left decided to forget about Sarah Palin after the 2008 election and send her back to Alaska to return to her life as she knew it prior to being chosen as John McCain’s running mate, chances are she would still be considered as a possible candidate for 2012. But her name would be mentioned among the others without ears perking or heads turning toward monitors upon the mention of that name. She would be another Huckabee, another Pawlenty or another Romney in a field of horses all fairly evenly matched heading into the primary race.
The Left and their media cohorts could have saved face by not exposing themselves as the biased out of touch elites that they are by their continual denial of reality and their rabid attacks on conservatives. Even in the old days of the media when liberals controlled the information, they went to great lengths to put forth an effort to show objectivity. We knew Walter Cronkite and Peter Jennings were liberals, but they would never dare to snarl, outright lie and froth at the mouth during their newscasts. They played honest and for years were able to sneak progressivism into the minds of Americans one grain at a time.
Now, it’s as if they scorch the earth and hurl kitchen sink after kitchen sink at everything that doesn’t fit their world view. Like children trying to put round holes into square pegs, the media and the Left are clearly frustrated that this unnatural pasting together of their view of reality isn’t getting through anymore. Having been caught moving the stickers around on the political Rubik’s Cube, the Left is freaking out.
Their complete unhinging following the Tucson tragedy and pure disregard for the facts was a cry for help. They are losing touch with reality and they are calling out to America to please believe them this one last time. But it’s not happening. The Left and the media are burning in the acid of a conservative revival that is being led by their most feared opponent, Sarah Palin. Michael Savage’s thesis that liberalism is a mental disorder was proven in the field last week.
Had they laid low until Palin’s announcement to run for president, the Left and their media cohorts could have restarted a dormant circus that may have resonated enough this time around again to stop their worst nightmare: President Palin. But instead, they have created and fed a monster who stands calmly and coolly before the camera in her studio and who with intellectual sobriety, logic and relaxed but serious demeanor delivers a video and an interview dripping with leadership and presidential mettle after having her name dragged through the mud for two and a half years relentlessly and having had numerous death threats made to her and her family. Most people would have flipped the American Left the Italian salute and taken the money to a tropical island somewhere where they could sit back drinking fruity drinks while laughing at the animals in the zoo that is the America as portrayed by the Left and the media.
I could just imagine Todd with a Corona in his hand during a fit of side splitting laughter as he sat with his family in a bungalow in the Caribbean watching Fox News as they announced Obama’s re-election. Sarah could then turn to him and say “well if that’s what America wants, let em have it” before asking him to mix another mojito for her. Sarah’s third book entitled “Thanks for the Dough: A Tribute to Dysfunctional America” would surely bring in enough royalties to cover the world trip they could be planning.
But Sarah is not wired like that. She is stronger, braver and smarter than most of us. Those of us who accept the fact that we are mere mortals admire her and look to her for leadership as we seek to find the silver bullet that will destroy the progressive agenda. On the other hand, those who don’t accept the fact that we are mere mortals and believe they are better than us hate her. Their ability to mold the world into their perverse picture is blocked by her. Yet for the good hearted who struggled with decades of frustration about crony capitalism and government screw ups, she represents freedom.
Palin represents a type of leadership where the leader is huge, powerful and feared by her enemies. Yet, this huge leader is a petite woman motivated by a servants heart, a love of God and a love of country. This strength allows her to take on the darts and arrows of vitriol without flinching. She speaks the message of liberty, small government and personal responsibility. Yes, it’s our message. But she takes the hits for those who believe in the message. Her followers growl in anger on Twitter and yell at their television sets whenever Lawrence O’Donnell, Keith Olbermann or Ed Schultz rear their hate filled heads. They rally to her. They have her back. This is because she is so strong and so willing to fight as hard as she does.
Her army is stronger now than it ever has been. Her army is millions strong. Yes, they love her. Yes, they see her as the way to restore America. Yes, they will walk through fire for her. But do you know why? They are bound together by one common thread. The army was built by a bunch of people on Team Sarah that was pissed off at the media. The more the media put forth its libelous nonsense, the stronger the army became. Websites like Conservatives4Palin, Texas For Sarah Palin, Palin Twibe, Palin Promotions and Sarah Palin Information Blog grew out of this. Hundreds of blogs popped up across the web also in response the smearing. There were so many people sitting around scratching their heads going “but there are so many people that love her here, why is the media making it look like everyone hates her?” So they took to their keyboards. Before long, Palin supporters had built an army that would have made William Wallace proud.
The Palin army is indebted with gratitude toward a woman who has been beaten to a political bloody pulp on more than one occasion because she stands up and tells them that she will continue to fight. By telling everyone on Hannity Monday night that she will not sit down and shut up, she was telling her supporters that she will go to the mat for them. She has told us that she is willing to politically die before she will ever stop fighting for the America her followers so deeply love. She has gained even more stature as a leader.
There is no other political candidate that has that. This is not a put down on the other GOP contenders. But look at her. Just look at the grace and dignity with which she handled herself during the vilest of attacks. What you saw last week was an all out firing of every weapon in the left wing arsenal. It was the liberal media’s version of shock and awe. It was supposed to be the attack that ended all attacks and pushed her away from a presidency they so desperately fear she will achieve.
Rush Limbaugh said it best.
...the moment you act affected by it and the moment you respond to it they just pounce on you as not having character, not having the steel spine, not having the ability to deal with it. That's where she has totally befuddled them. She's gotten stronger throughout all this.They just don’t get it, do they? They will never learn. For years they have been successful at lobbing bombs at their opponents. This time, the grenade went off in their hand and Sarah Palin gets the last laugh.