Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rational Nation Rethinking Sarah Palin... and Her Value in Today's Political Realities

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism

I still question whether Sarah Palin has what it takes to be President of the United States now or anytime in the near future. Having said this I freely admit to perhaps being wrong. She certainly isn't the brightest that ever had aspirations for the top job in our republic, but she certainly isn't the dumbest either. One thing is for sure, she is a Patriot and she does love her country and the heritage that is America's.

Okay, putting what some will consider hyperbole aside, I have rethought the value Sarah Palin brings to the political rough and tumble of  two party politics. She definitely has strong opinion, she definitely has the ability to stoke conservative passions and mobilize the Tea Party, she without a doubt challenges the status quo of RINO republican kiss a* politics, and she is definitely an individual and as strong a feminist as we have seen in a long time.

All of the above does not necessarily make for a great, or even good President, although they are likely a da*n sight better reasons to elect a person President than the ones considered in electing the current pResident in 2008. But I digress.

It has become obvious to me recently the main contribution Sarah is making is in keeping the focus and dialogue on those things that indeed need dynamic CHANGE. Something the country club Republicans and the anti Country Club Democrats seem incapable of addressing... For whatever special interest, and or corrupt reasons they may have.

She made some very cogent points in Madison Wisconsin as noted by Politico.
"We didn’t elect you just to rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic," Palin said during a rally in front of the Wisconsin statehouse in Madison. "What we need from you, GOP, is to fight." Pointing to the national champion University of Wisconsin women's hockey team, Palin said the GOP could learn from its resolve and “needs to learn how to fight like a girl."

"Our president isn’t leading, he’s punting on this debt crisis," Palin said. "Win the future? The only future he wants to win is his reelection.”

"These are the front lines in the battle of the future for our country," Palin said.

"A pension is a promise that must be kept," she added. "Scott Walker understands this. He understands that states must be solvent to keep their promises. He’s not trying to hurt union members. Hey folks, he’s trying to save your jobs."

I freely admit that I don't know for sure if Sarah Palin has the answers. What I do know is she is asking the right questions and pressing the right agenda.

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion has more.

Cross posted to the Left Coast Rebel

Via: Memeorandum


  1. I've been afraid all along that the primary would get so full of RINO's that she would be the only one on the ballot even close to worth voting for, and she AIN'T gonna win the general.

  2. Gorges - Yes this true. I am hoping that a strong conservative Libertarian candidate surfaces.

    Personally I like Ron Paul, however he won't get the nomination if he declares to run.

    Sadly we may have to wait until 2016.

    In the meantime Sarah can keep stirring the pot!

  3. "One thing is for sure, she is a Patriot and she does love her country and the heritage that is America's."

    Sarah Palin is a "Patriot?" She RESIGNED as governor of Alaska!!! WTF?????????

    She's an idiot, a slob, a lazy bitch, and a piece of .... She's a joke.

    And that is that.

    If you think you love your country, and would even consider that sleazy piece of .... for president, then you need medication.

    C'mon man! Get real!!! She's a sleazy piece of ....


  4. JMJ - I REMIND YOU FOR THE LAST TIME -- Read and understand site restrictions as noted directly above the POST A COMMENT. Profanity in its naked form will henceforth be deleted at the sole discretion of the blog administrator.

    Any questions?

    Sleaze as defined by who? The SLEAZY progressives?

  5. Projecting again, Jersey?

  6. You can tell if/when Sarah Palin is asking tough questions, when the left-wing bloggers start to bash her on wearing boots, being a woman, being a mother, having a disabled son, having an adult daughter who chose to go on a prime-time TV show, and having an accent.

    Yes, I've seen all of these presented as valid criticism of Sarah Palin.

    I wrote the above before I even read JMJ's comment, which is a case in point:

    "She's an idiot, a slob, a lazy bitch, and a piece of .... She's a joke."

    One by one:

    1) "Idiot" can be factored out. It is commonly used here, as in any such political debate, as a term to apply to someone who does not have the same political views as the person using the insult.

    2) "Slob". This one is kind of new. She actually looks quite neat in all of her public appearances. Perhaps JMJ is privy to some information about Sarah's litterbug habits? Or photos of her front yard filed with rusting trucks? This is not a common political insult. I'm suspecting that JMJ is just pulling out random negative words and seeing if any stick.

    3) "a lazy bitch". Well, this one is blatantly sexist. JMJ is doing nothing other than bashing Palin for being a woman. When Hillary Clinton first arrived on the scene, some on the Right did the same sort of thing, and used the same word. "Lazy" is one of those 'Random negative words' that hardly applies to a woman who is busy on the speaking and public-appearance tour. If Sarah Palin were lazy, no one would know her name.

    4) "She's a joke". See #1.

    You will note that JMJ tried anything to avoid speaking about Sarah Palin's views on the issues.

  7. What views what issues?

    As I see it she was once a politician who quit because she found herself with an opportunity to make big bucks.

    The reality is she has found herself in the same situation that Huckabee and Newt are in; the money is too good to give up but they have to continue stoking the political flames to promote their brand.

    Donald Trump is probably only in the race to gather fodder for another television reality series. Coming in Spring 2103: You could be President, The series.

  8. dmarks - You analysed the situation well. I am in agreement with your analysis.

  9. Bamboo - I agree with your comments with respect to "The Donald", Huckabee, and "The Newt."

    However, you ought to open your mind and do some research and give serious thought to Palin.

    I know I have. At on time I was more critical of her. I now believe she is serving a very useful and democratic purpose.

    let us not forget, or forgo, the big picture.


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