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.
They think in sociological categories: black (check!), male (check!), cute (check!).
Well, Sarah Palin happens to be an articulate, conservative woman who also looks good on TV, thereby defeating all of the left’s stereotypes at a single glance. Add her eloquence and Reaganesque sense of confidence in her principles, and the left just runs out of the room screaming when she comes on TV.
After all, the left claims to own all the women, blacks, gays, and kids as a matter of entitlement. Everybody else is a “traitor to their race,” as they said about Justice Thomas. Or to their gender. On the left you can be a traitor to everything except your country.
The feminist lynch mob went into screech mode when Palin hit the national headlines, and they haven’t stopped yet. You have to go back to the “high-tech lynching” of Clarence Thomas to find them tearing off their smiley faces so blatantly. They really hate any of the designated victims if they dare to act as individuals.
Clarence Thomas coined the phrase “high-tech lynching” when he was viciously assaulted for being uppity — by being nominated for the Supreme Court as a conservative. It’s like “driving while conservative”: you’re automatically damned in the media. Justice Thomas knows what hatred looks like, having been born in the Deep South in the Jim Crow years. That’s what he saw during his nomination battle. It was a hard experience.
Personally I like Palin for her ideas, but then I’m a policy wonk. The left fears her for her looks, charm, and eloquence. She leaves them sputtering in helpless rage. You can watch it happen. It’s sort of fun if you can handle the sight of real, unvarnished hatred. It’s easier to laugh at it if you keep in mind that she can handle a shotgun.
Sarah Palin is America’s anti-Obama is so many ways, and the libs feel this emotionally long before their brains get into gear. We have a new crop of promising conservative candidates, but we don’t seem to have any other charismatic conservatives today. They tend to come along only once in a generation.
Governor Palin may need to learn more before running for the top position in the country. I don’t have any strong views on that. She learns fast, as we can see from the liberal obsession with her. They can’t stop giving her headlines.
What’s the bottom line? She has to be on the GOP national ticket in 2012, because people instinctively recognize her as one of us. She will carry the ticket, whether she is running for veep or president. Either way is fine with me.