Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What are They Afraid Of?

What is it about the likes of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann that gets the left all worked up? Is it because they dispel the myth that women can't make it in a man's world? Or, perhaps, because they are proof that people can make it on their own, without the government holding their hands.

Read "The new wave of female firebrands striking fear into liberal America".

While I believe that, overall, the article paints these ladies in favorable light, a few words leaped off the page. Words used in reference to conservatives. Words like "shrill", "rabble-rouser", "ugly face of some modern conservatives". What words did they use to describe such notable organizations as Code Pink and Groups that were far more mean spirited and ugly than any of the protest groups springing up on the right would ever dream of being. Do I smell a double standard from the media? Wait, I repeat myself.

Many on the left get worked up into a real froth at the mere mention of the names Palin or Bachmann. They declare them to be a "joke". If they are not to be taken seriously, why go to such efforts to denounce them. I must believe it is because they fear them. These ladies represent real Americans. People like you and I. Those of us who were not born with silver spoon inserted in mouth. What we have and who we are has been achieved through work and sacrifice. Not given to us by privileged parents, or a handed out by a bloated government.

They strike further fear through their ability to breathe new life and credibility into a Republican Party that is foundering on the rocks. They provide fresh, young faces, pushing aside the gray haired stodgy McCain types. Liberals try to dismiss Tea Party protesters by lewdly referring to them as "teabaggers", but deep down, when they are alone in their own thoughts, I suspect they are terrified. Their candidate, having ascended to the Presidency with few discernible qualifications, is making a mockery of the office and our country. Pelosi and Reid continue to drive the health care reform bill down our throats because they truly believe that they are the anointed ones who know best what us commoners need.

And all the while, the backlash is slowly brewing. Many who voted for The One are suffering buyers remorse. Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are helping to give conservatives new hope. And perhaps, in 2012, the Republican Party will give more care to their selection of a nominee for this nation's highest office. Contrary to some others, I do not believe that Sarah Palin is that person. But I do believe that she has the ability to assist in guiding the party back to relevancy.


Gordon said...

oh, they hate them. They really, really hate them.

Hundreds camped overnight to be early in line at Palin's Grand Rapids, MI book signing. At 7 a.m. there were 1500 people in line. The event wasn't scheduled to start until 6 p.m.

Nothing pisses off the left more than an attractive, successful conservative woman.

Bag Blog said...

It is ironic that the Libs think Hillary and Nancy are so great.

Buck said...

I must believe it is because they fear them.

Absolutely. There's no other possible answer. If they simply held these women in contempt they'd just ignore them.

I haven't joined Miss Alaska's fan club either. But if I see one forming around Ms. Bachmann... well... I might could be persuaded. ;-)

Gordon said...

Since she's local, and I've met her several times and know folks who know her well, I feel I can comment on Michelle. Like Sarah Palin, she's smart and tough. Steely, at times. She was a successful tax lawyer, and she and her husband have taken in a lot of troubled kids.

For my taste, she's a little bit too Christian, if you know what I mean. She doesn't play that up on the national level like she did when she was a state legislator.

She's also ambitious, and she lets that get the better of her at times. She has done stuff that makes me wince several times. But ain't none of us perfect, and she's won a couple of tough campaigns when the Dems really wanted to beat her.

We could do worse, and often do.

Buckskins Rule said...

No politician will ever be perfect. Heck, none of us are, but at least Ms. Bachmann seems to be more in touch with us regular folk. As opposed to many of the Dems who feel themselves to be annointed to lord over those of they view as the unwashed masses.

Daphne said...

I'll say it here first - I believe Texas Governor Rick Perry is going to run in 2012 and I think he can win.

Palin will lose if she runs and I don't think she's presidential material.

Of course the Left hates women like Palin and Bachman, these women are like kryptonite to every ideological tenet they hold dear.