Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Light Grows Brighter

It’s been two and a half years now since we found ourselves cast into the political desert. As our economic water dried up, we wandered thirsting for the prosperity that our once beautiful shining city - now in the hands of leftists, unions and community organizers – offered us during our better days. We pulled ourselves together and found our way through the dark cold nights and the blistering hot days. In 2010, we made important headway toward getting ourselves back to our wonderful city. However, 2012 remains a dark forest which we must go through with some uncertainty about which way to go and an outcome still not yet determined.

The problem with bringing the millions of people that need to return home to the city is that many of them are nervous and unsure as to whether we are taking the right path back. We know that returning to the city requires us to walk through the dark unmapped forest that many have not seen before. Some may want to take a route they think is safer while others want to make this the last stand – an all or nothing fight that will either wrestle our city back for good or result in our losing it forever.

Those who are Sarah Palin’s age and older remember a similar journey in 1979. Some of us have been here before. Back then, the city was run down and in the hands of indecisive leaders who allowed the economy to sink and our military to become weak. In taking back that city, Ronald Reagan led us down a path that many thought would clearly lead us to ruin. Yet, he became the man who made that city shine again. In 1980, against all polls and against all odds, Ronald Reagan led his troops across that threshold. He stood overlooking the city from the Capitol building and told the citizens that we were about to get government off the backs of the people and unleash our industrial giant.

Eight years later, we were the strongest and most prosperous nation on earth.

So when we try to take people who have never been here before down that path again, they buck. They want to take a more traditional route. They believe that if we follow traditional paths (which is why we’re here in the first place) that we can get back to the city. But their city is not a city that can shine from within. It’s a city that they can put a coat of paint on and call it done. That city is called business as usual.

While our allies and friends who are lost in these woods with us firmly agree that Obama must go and we must take back the city, some fear they want to go settle for going back to business as it was before Obama. I argue that it was business as usual that gave us Obama. We did not upkeep the city. We didn’t make it stronger. We allowed it to slip from our grasp because we became too comfortable with Washington's ways and the taste of the Potomoc water.

Should God grace us with the ability to get that city back, we should make a compact that we will restore and renew it and ourselves everyday. We must heed the words of Ronald Reagan that freedom must be fought for every day and by every generation.

Business as usual cannot be acceptable. Yes, the alternative is riskier. However, we are closer than we have ever been to getting a Tea Party sized group of Americans to actually believe that you can fight city hall and win. The once silent majority has gotten up and gotten out to make their voice heard. They scream “we’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore.” We cannot let this effort go to waste.

We can’t expect those people to settle for business as usual.

The one who can lead us with the beam of liberty in her eyes and the fire of freedom burning in her belly is growing stronger with each passing day. While there are many among us who have yet to believe in the possibilities, many more are seeing the light as the media myth crumbles before them.

Proof that the media myth is crumbling is in the numbers. RealClear Politics reported Palin's poll numbers as gloomy just a little over 5 short months ago. Today, she is at the highest she's ever been in the polls since polling for 2012 started. For those of you in the media, this is called a story and it needs to be reported.

According to the Washington Post/ABC News, Governor Palin Has More than Tripled Her GOP Primary Support from April. Palin is also back in the top tier of presidential candidates and within 2.2% of Romney. Her successful One Nation bus tour and a new movie will sink the smear campaign which has been going on since she was first chosen to be McCain's running mate.

The new movie, ‘The Undefeated’ could be a game-changer for Sarah PalinJosh Painter writes: "What [Rob Bluey, director of The Heritage Foundation Center for Media and Public Policy] found most compelling about the film is that it has the potential to help reverse the negative perception of Gov. Palin that was created by the corrupt media which got Obama elected."

Even our opponents are starting to wake up to the reality. Their hysterical ranting about Sarah Palin being dumb, unqualified or unelectable warrant less and less credence with each passing day. Their strategy is changing. Their new meme is that she’s not running or that she can’t beat Obama head to head.

In sad irony for those opponents that even the comedian Titus can see the day when Palin is president and he has to kill her. It’s scary to know that people like him could even say such a threatening thing; but it’s a sign of the times that at least even the unhinged are now seeing the possibility of a President Palin.

We are starting to see people finding their way past the brainwashing that Palin's detractors have been perpetuating upon us for nearly three years now. Dennis Miller is starting to get back on the Palin train. Chris Wallace says it's the first time he thought of her as a serious candidate for president. Michelle Malkin pointed out how Gov. Plain's supporters serve as an ad hoc rapid response team in response to the left's frequent attacks on her. That's what I've been talking about. The army grows!

Liberal and Establishment pundits and writers have wasted thousands of hours of air time and millions of keystrokes tearing this woman down with full knowledge that Palin would evolve into what she is today if they didn't go all out to stop it. They have never believed she was dumb or unelectable. They only wanted us to believe that so that they could continue to pursue their liberal and establishment agendas unimpeded by the one person who could blow the lid off the whole effort to keep America out of the hands of those who would expose these agendas as the morally and intellectually bankrupt ventures they really are.

The reason why Obama is having a harder time running against the economy than he is running against Republicans is that they are going through some coalition building pains. The catch-22 is that moderate and establishment Republicans are not willing to get with the grass roots rank and file to become the battering ram that Palin needs to get through the city gate. Palin is doing everything she can to prove to them that she can do it. It's just a matter of time until they acquiesce.

This may mean the warrior from Wasilla will have to step into the primary ring to do battle with the big boys. It is here she can prove her mettle and prove once and for all whether or not she is the strongest GOP candidate and if she's electable. How much more do we need this woman to go through before people realize that she's been ready for a while now?

Kunta Evans writes (h/t Conservatives4Palin):
What awaits for [Obama] in a few months is a challenger that in stark contrast is worthy of the office of President, who has paid a price few, if any, has politically. She has defied the odds and has seen her share of battles. She’s been hurt, she’s been bloodied, she’s even been left for dead. And yet the courage of her conviction gives her steady legs and an unbowed heart. Her unlikely story will inspire many millions of people all over again to support her in her path to the Presidency.
There really isn't anything else I can write to drive this point home any harder.

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