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Saturday, August 30, 2008

The 'Palin Factor'

America goes nuts every few cycles and elects a loon from the left. This is usually because they are sick of Republican 'establishment politics', etc. The fact is that there are still lots of hippies left (although most of them have arthritis now) and these folks are the stock & trade of the Democrat party. A Clinton or Carter comes along, and viola- we have a Democrat president. This is a situation we usually soon regret.

The Republicans learned to capitalize on this and they cleaned house in '80 and again in '94. They also earned the ass-kicking they got in 2006 and the public exposure of several their more perverted/corrupt members, cost them any 'moral high ground' they might have gained in the post-Clinton years. In fact, the GOP has wussed-out to the point that it stands for practically nothing. Add an increasing disapproval of the Iraq War, and in 2008 you have the 'perfect storm' for a total Democrat takeover of government.

Except for one thing. Obama scares the socks off normal, 'salt-of-the-earth' folks and it has nothing to do with his color, which like the rest of him is indefinable. I would vote for a Walter Williams or JC Watts so fast it would make your head swim- and I've even got a Confederate Flag License Plate which the family bought me on a trip through Alabama!

No, it is Obama's past radical positions and associations which normal folks abhor- and we're not talking 'distant past' or 'youthful indiscretions' here, either. We are talking the intentional aligning of oneself with anti-American factions-cop-killers, racists and admitted bombers of government buildings-for the express purpose of furthering his political career. This worked a little better than even Obama might have anticipated, at least within the kook-fringe of the Democrat party. So with apologies to my Southern, Truman, and 'salt-of-the-earth' Democrat friends- I am sorry to say that the kooks are now running your party.

So now Obama is catapulted onto the national stage, resplendent in his TV preacher glory and with all the free advertising and fawning that the mainstream media can muster. The loons are ecstatic and people of color are rightfully overjoyed that they have finally have 'A team in the Super Bowl.' The problem for the rest of us is that this particular QB has a history of downing the ball when things get scary, or just throwing it to the other team when it suits his purposes. And in a world at war, the 'other team' wants to bomb and burn 3000 of us to death in public buildings on US soil, cut our heads off, or convert us to Islam at the point of a sword.

Obama's answer to our concern over these matters is to ridicule us for clinging to our Guns and Bibles. Small wonder that he gets little-to-no support from US Military personnel- who spend their days clinging to both as they fight to protect us from radical Islam.

McCain isn't conservative enough to scare 'salt-of-the earth' Democrats; hell, McCain is practically a Truman Democrat himself. The big difference between Harry and McCain is that Harry actually liked guns (and I have seen and /or handled much of Harry's collection) but McCain scares the heck out of gun-owning libertarians and conservatives. But now he has drafted Sarah Palin- a sharp, 100% pro-gun, Reagan-esque conservative-

...who is also the worst nightmare of government waste and corruption. Sarah is much loved by the good people of Alaska and her willingness to sacrifice time away from that paradise, in service of her country, speaks well of this lady's sincere belief in public service. She is exactly the tempering element that a McCain presidency needs, to make it palatable for freedom loving individuals and gun owners. And if McCain thinks he picked himself a 'yes woman' in Sarah Palin, I believe he will have been sadly mistaken.

And that is the attraction of this ticket. McCain for the military folks, moderate Democrats and Republicans alike, and Palin for the libertarians, the ladies, the gun owners and the Reagan conservatives.

Against that, an Obama-Biden ticket don't stand a chance. There simply aren't enough kooks and radicals to elect them.

Thank you, Lord. God bless America.


Anonymous Harry Flashman said...

Huzzah. Well said.

Monday, September 01, 2008 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Rob Leahy said...

Meanwhile the conservative pundits here in AK are still attacking Sarah.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not enough "kooks and radicals" huh? Don't stand a chance? I like your writing, but I guess you stuck your neck out there, and they chopped it off . . . . It can happen to the best of real Americans.

Sunday, December 07, 2008 8:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Karen Martin said...

Sarah Palin scared the bejeezus out of this "lady". And evidently there ARE enough of us "left leaners" to elect an intelligent, well-spoken man (maybe woman, next time!) as POTUS! Though I will say this, Joe needs to not talk....

Friday, May 08, 2009 1:37:00 PM  
Blogger rugersteve said...

If I had read this before the election I would have agreed with you.Now all I can do is paraphrase an infamous mans spouse and say that for the first time in my life I am ashamed to be an american.The mans most masterfull acomplishment was to make black america forget he is 50% european caucassion.He was elected in one of the most blatant display of racism ever in this country, dont elect on qualifications, only on his race. Now he has tripled the federal deficit in 150 days with much more to come and when he is elected to a second term, make no mistake about it he will be coming after our guns and our freedoms . the question is are there enough of us who will fight and will our own military be used against us?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 11:50:00 PM  
Blogger Sarge said...

Thanks Harry...always glad to have you visit.

Rob...I guess those pundits will have to find another target now that Sarah is out of the gub'ners mansion. I just hope that her early-out don't hurt her in another election bid.

Anon...Never been afraid to stick my neck out for a good cause. Still ain't. I called this one wrong but zero's polls are falling like a rock and the Dem's have attacked personal freedom like sharks at the first smell of blood. I suspect the two occurrences are related...but we only have to wait a year now to see if I'm wrong again.'re a good old soul and more libertarian than left...but your secret is safe with me ;) Franky I think Rugersteve hit the nail on the head, and white guilt combined with public dissatisfaction with Bush's handling of the WAR ON TERROR (Yes, there really IS one) paved the way for zero's election.

We'll know by the mid terms whether the American people are willing to admit their mistake- or continue believing that a community organizer, bent on spending us bankrupt, can 'save' America.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009 9:44:00 PM  

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