Archive for the ‘Palin’ Category
If you are wondering why far left bloggers are so angry and vicious right now, I might suggest the Kubler-Ross Model for the five stages of grief as a point of reference.
1) Denial: “We are solid! We just wrapped up the largest Democratic Convention in history in a great big football stadium with a hot new nominee! This is gonna be a quick two months! McCain’s so old news. I mean Palin who? McCain must be pretty desperate. Oh, she’s just some housewife and former Mayor of a tiny little town in the middle of nowhere with zero experience. Plus, she’s pro-life so no woman in her right mind would ever vote for her. It’s so lame that McCain would pick a woman anyway. Biden is exactly what we need! McCain & Palin = More of the Same.”
2) Anger: “Well, nobody can believe the polls! There’s still two months to go! And McCain and Palin just keep lying about EVERYTHING! That baby isn’t even hers! And who tries to sell airplanes on EBAY!? I mean they just lie about EVERYTHING and they’re dumb! And Obama has proven executive leadership because he’s been campaigning longer than Palin has been governor of Alaska!!! And by-golly we are the party of change because we say so!!! Nobody cares that you two mavericks have a record of reform! We are the party of change because we thought of it first you dingbats!!! Biden’s been fighting for change for 30 years! Did you hear me!? I said, ‘change for 30 years!!!'”
3) Bargaining: “Okay, maybe Obama should have picked Hillary. But thank goodness we still have over a month. Maybe we’ve been too nice. Soooooo, we are gonna crank up the negative campaign ads because when we say change–voters are gonna get a big ol’ dose of change!!! And we will agree to debate you three times (and maybe some other forum if we think it will work). But the debates are gonna fix this mess. I mean when Obama is standing next to McCain talking about his community service and rise to junior Senator status and his plans for shiny new expensive government programs–we’ll get back that momentum we lost. Nobody wants to hear about someone’s thrilling military service record, war stories, POW survival, all those big clashes in DC the last couple of decades that have saved tax payers lots of money and put crooks in jail, and how Iraq is better off with a chance at liberty and freedom. No, Sir!!! People are gonna see that Obama has a solid, proven record of the change we need.”
4) Depression: [near future] “Ummm, three debates is good. Yep. Three’s good. I’m good with three. I think we made our position pretty clear to the American people. And when the voters finally stop to think for themselves about who has what it takes to be the leader of the free world, they are gonna look at Barack Obama and… and… well, who am I kidding? Gosh, poor Biden never even saw what hit him in that VP debate… Why didn’t we pick Hillary? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!?? We needed the Clintons! If only we had more time! And I’m so busy—swamped with all these college classes and studying for mid-terms. I don’t even know if I’ll be voting November 4th. What’s the point?”
5) Acceptance: [near future] “These have been the longest, and most agonizing two months of my entire life. But I’ve learned something. And I’ve been part of history. McCain’s not gonna be too bad. It’s not the end of the world. Heck, at least Bush is gone. And if that’s not change then I don’t know what change is. And Hillary might just kick some butt in four more years anyway…”
And for all you Palin haters out there:
The problem with your reasoning is that McCain is the one running for President — not Palin. And Obama has even less experience than Palin. So when you knock the governor you knock the junior senator from Illinois.
McCain is correct: he needs no on the job training. Obama does.
And nobody REALLY cares about any VP nominee’s experience or abilities because VP’s manage the Senate unless and until the President dies. It’s a pretty thankless job. So VP’s generally are supposed to strengthen the ticket. And Palin does that, plus she has the necessary experience.
You don’t hate Palin. You hate the fact that people LIKE Palin. You hate the fact that Obama picked a yawner of a VP. You hate the fact that Obama is not meeting your expectations. You hate the fact that an election might be slipping away. It’s not that Obama doesn’t care. He does care. It’s just that Obama doesn’t get it. He’s just too inexperienced I guess. In a moment of weakness and self doubt he reached out for the trusty old liberal white guy — Biden.
Well, good luck with that.
Before you dismiss the fact that Sarah Palin is Commander of the Alaska National Guard, consider this:
Alaska is the first line of defense in our missile interceptor defense system. The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. It’s on permanent active duty, unlike other Guard units.
As governor of Alaska , Palin is briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counter-terrorism. Her exposure to classified material may rival even Biden’s and certainly by far exceeds Obama’s.
She’s also the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security’s counter-terrorism plans.
Palin is privy to military and intelligence secrets that are vital to the entire country’s defense. Given Alaska ‘s proximity to Russia, she may have security clearances we don’t even know about. According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain in February, but nobody ever found out. This is a woman used to keeping secrets.
She can be entrusted with our national security, because she already is. . . . her experience in keeping the homeland safe fits perfectly with her image as the competent American woman.
Compare her Experience and Resume with the Messiah Obama’s???
Governor Palin, Commander in Chief Already, wins hands down.
Hat Tip: GreyHawk emphasis mine
Good to know. The more I learn about Palin, the more I like her. Did you know that if you divide Alaska in half, Texas would then be the third largest state? Think about it. –Jay
…[W]hy aren’t the networks covering the fact that Barack Obama’s half-brother George lives in a 6 by 10 foot hut in the slums of Kenya? It took a reporter for the Italian edition of Vanity Fairto locate George Obama. Obama noted that when he met his famous half-brother in 2006 “we spoke for just a few minutes. It was like meeting a complete stranger.” George Obama also told the magazine that “I live here on less than a dollar month,” and “if anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related. I am ashamed.” Obama has done absolutely nothing to help his unfortunate half-brother.
I found this story interesting, but I’m not quite sure it shows hypocrisy on the part of Barack Obama. Maybe if they were brothers who grew up together, but they have different mothers and it appears to me that they did not meet until a couple years ago even though they share the same father. While I disagree with many of Sen. Obama’s policies and political ideology, there is much to commend him for in his young political career.
Sen. Obama is correct to say that no where else in the world could his story be possible. Of course, the same could be said for Sen. McCain & Gov. Palin as well. America is blessed beyond measure, despite her imperfections. Her people and her Christian foundations and her work ethic have made us the most prosperous nation in the history of the world despite the current “struggling” economy and all — so I cringe when I hear politicians say things like “it’s time to chart a new course.”
Sure, we need to stop wasting our resources and end our dependence on unfriendly nations and their resources. We need to find ways to meet the challenges ahead. But we need not forget that America is still the envy of the world. We have amazing freedom. And we have become numb to our own wealth and prosperity. People risk life and limb to reach our shores to breathe freedom’s air even if it means living in “poverty” by our own standards. And if for one moment we might think that America is a disgrace and an embarrassment and an experiment gone terribly wrong, all we need to do is have a conversation with someone like George Obama.