Politics is the art of the impossible, the last resort of fools, scam artists, prostitutes of all kinds, low-lifes, crooks, and fanatics. Look at Washington, D.C. It’s pretty damned obvious, right?
Which is why Sarah Palin is so important to America’s well-being now and maybe for decades to come. The fact is that Obama is going to hang around for a long time, even if he gets defeated in 2012 — like Jimmy Carter, another egregious bankrupt of the left who won’t walk off the stage. Jimmy turned out to be quite an evil man after he wiped off that big phony smile. Obama is going to be hanging on like a bad case of mononucleosis for decades to come. He has just signaled his real position in the political world by telling us that corrupt old Harry Reid is “on the right side of history,” in spite of all the nasty stuff he routinely commits.
That is a pure, leftist definition of goodness. In this way of reckoning, Stalin and Lenin are “on the right side of history” — except maybe for killing 100,000,000 innocent human beings.
You can get away with a lot of bad stuff if you are on Obama’s “right side of history.”
The good part is that in the coming years, Obama will haunt the Democrats most of all. No Democrat will be able to run without the emperor’s gracious nod. They’re all going to be like Hillary, begging for Obama’s favors, and they’re going to hate it.
That’s the fun part. On the other side, Obama is going to throw regular hatfuls of bat guano at the rest of us for decades to come. We are all on Obama’s wrong side of history.
So America will need a headliner to counter Obama’s famous brand of demagogy.
Sarah Palin can do it.
But why Palin and not any of the other candidates? Because Sarah Palin appeals in a more-than-rational way to all of us. You can make policy arguments for Palin as a GOP president. She is a solid, substantive, conservative thinker. She is open-minded about facts, unlike the current president — who just blocks out any evidence that doesn’t fit his mental party line. The Democrats will never have an original thought. They can only switch from one demagogic cliche to another one.
But like Ronald Reagan, Palin adds something rare and special to a substantive understanding of life and politics.
The left voted for Obama because he was black and looked cute on TV. Their campaign was pure rock star; there was no substance at all. It might have been Michael Jackson up there and they would have gone gaga just the same.