Aug 29 2010
Update: My favorite Palin line was this: “I must assume that you too know that we must not fundamentally transform America as some would want. We must restore America and restore her honor!” That will be the rallying cry for this fall. How any moron on the left could criticize Palin as she recounted the sacrifice of those 4 Navy Seal in 2005 is beyond me. The left has become the antithesis of American honor and tolerance. Their insecurity driven hate has made them bitter and bleak. They have imploded due to their own fear driven hate – all because they cannot accept honorable and selfless opposition.
We did not want or need transformational change. We did not want a far left country. And now we have to come together to put back together what the Democrats destroyed. BTW, Doc Zero at Hot Air also has a good take on this weekend’s events.
Update:Â Reader Lurker9876 noted some very similar posts/articles out today. One is from Pajama’s Media which mirrors my own assessment the left is just reinforcing the fact they are out of touch and need to be removed from power. The other is surprisingly from the AP, who rings the warning bell about November in a very balanced way. Sarah Palin’s remarks (and video) are up on her Facebook page as well. From what I saw of the Sunday morning ‘news’ shows the left is in full panic mode, trying to save the Dems from destruction. Too late for that – end update
I missed the big Beck brouhaha down on the mall due to a long scheduled family outing. Looks like he and Sarah Palin attracted a huge crowd as usual (forget the CBS estimate of 87,000 – that was a huge underestimate). I have got to read transcripts or see video, because the handwringing and insults flying from the liberal media sources is clearly a sign of panic and mindless lashing out – and completely inaccurate.
This reaction to the rally is actually emphasizing what has been wrong in DC and with the far left for two years now. Beck’s rally and the people who follow him are NOT the issue in this election. I am not even a fan of Beck’s (I can take him in one month doses, after that his preachy schtick gets on my nerves). I probably agree with him on most things, though on details I will beg to differ. He is an alarmist and I demand proof before I go out and make accusations (something crazy adherence to the assumption of innocence until proven guilty). Â But at his core he is well meaning and appears to be trying to do what is right. His followers are clearly good people of good will. He is not evil, that much is for certain.
Palin is even less of a problem for me. I actually find her straight and simple views quite refreshing. I like people who just say what they want without caveats or hidden trap doors they can reverse themselves through later. Her following is enormous and comes straight out of middle American families. She has proven the media is scared shitless of her and react with unfounded fear and loathing. It has never been a bad reflection on her, but on the idiots she intimidates.
With all this, the left is going berserk this weekend! Some claimed the civil rights movement has been highjacked – which is nonsense. The civil rights movement is as American as 4th of July, and no race, political party or political organization owns the rights to it (got that Al?). All I see is Beck and Palin screeds, from an event that was meant to be uplifting and about American core values and roots. You can disagree on points, but there is no reason to go nuts over the event.
Have we forgotten the tops issues here? Have we forgot about how the liberal economic stimulus fantasy crashed and burned, extending the recession and possibly leading to a 2nd downward dip? Did we forget about the mind boggling $2.5+ trillion dollars of record deficit spending since Obama, Reid and Pelosi have been in control? Have we forgotten the endless failures of liberal successes from health care to world peace?
Liberal media and pols who attacks Beck, Palin, Angle, Buck, Rand, etc on personal issues are just reminders of how vacuous and worn out the liberal progressive brain trust is. Attacking these people is not creating a single job (though it is surely aimed at saving a bunch of jobs for failed liberal politicians and their staff). It is not getting our economy on track, lowering our deficit or bringing world peace. It is a self-centered screed from a movement that screwed up when they finally got to try everything they ever believed in. Reality slapped them down, and now they are trying to slap down honest, well meaning Americans.
Who needs any better reason to throw them out of power this fall? They can waste their time whining about how life is unfair on their own nickel.