Sep 29 2008
I have been waiting to post on the upcoming VP debate because I wanted to make sure the liberal politicians and news media grabbed so much rope to hang themselves there was no way for the to recover from the Palin Derangement Syndrome. Â And we seem to have reached a point of insane, heated rhetoric that I feel it is time to note Palin has a very good chance of doing serious damage to both Obama and the angry media with their 3rd grade emotional mentality.
As some on the left have figured out way too late, the expectations for Palin are now so low that unless she totally loses it she will win. And I mean totally loses it. The problem for the liberal chattering class is Palin speaks a different language – she speaks Main Street USA. The babbling policy wonkers here in DC and up in NY City live in a very isolated bubble of fashionable words and statements and cadences. They detect ‘outsiders’ from the common folks by the way normal folks don’t speak the lingo of the Political Industrial Complex. It is a cliqueish way to determine who is “in” and “out” here in DC.
I know, I grew up in this town and have lots of politically powerful assocaites. I know how to speak the lingo here, but I can also go down to the local bar in West Virginia and chat it up over a brewsky. The powerful elite CANNOT do this. They can put on a facade for the TV and handle an inteview, but they cannot communicate on a visceral level with people who they have nothing in common with.
Palin can, and on Thursday she will be unflitered by the propoganda machine of the liberal left. Once she doesn’t babble or collapse in a faint, but actually talks about issues the way SHE does – it will shock America on how badly she has been treated by the left.
For example, the issue of Russia and Alaska, and Putin’s overflights. In the short time Palin has been Governor Putin has sent SIXTEEN provocitive flights of BOMBERS & FIGHTER JETSÂ toward the US. For those Google challenged here is the record from March 2008:Â
Russia’s resurgent military is again making sporadic, unannounced bomber runs toward Alaska’s airspace, leading the Air Force to scramble jets to intercept and identify them, according to the commander of the Pacific Air Forces, Gen. Howie Chandler.
The most recent incident, involving two Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers, occurred Tuesday, Chandler said during a meeting with reporters at Elmendorf Air Force Base on Thursday. Since July, there have been 16 such incidents, according to the Air Force.
Ignorance of the liberal media and liberal politicians of these facts simply makes their mocking comments towards Palin all the more egregious. Here’s more reporting from October 2007:
Russian warplane exercises around Alaska have become routine in the past few months, U.S. military officials said Monday, as the former Cold War superpower steps up flights from its Arctic bases.
Over the summer, Russian bombers have staged at least seven exercises in a buffer zone outside U.S. air space, each time alerting the U.S. through reports by Russian news agencies, said Maj. Allen Herritage, a spokesman for the Alaska region of the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
U.S. and Canadian fighter jets, usually F-15s, have been dispatched each time to escort the Russian planes in the exercises, which have ranged from two to six aircraft, Herritage said.
The latest exercise came Sept. 19 and involved two planes flying somewhere off the coast of Canada, Herritage said. They were met by Canadian planes from NORAD, which is jointly operated by the U.S. and Canadian militaries.
And if that doesn’t educate some folks, how about THIS story from April 2006:
Russian military planes flew undetected through the U.S. zone of the Arctic Ocean to Canada during recent military exercises, a senior Air Force commander said Saturday.
The commander of the country’s long-range strategic bombers, Lieutenant General Igor Khvorov, said the U.S. Air Force is now investigating why its military was unable to detect the Russian bombers.
“They were unable to detect the planes either with radars or visually,” he said.
If Palin simply does well, and explains to America that somehow the US news media just doesn’t know what is happening around the world outside their little cones of silence, she will shock the nation into realizing how truly pathetic the left are in this nation. It is one thing to have a difference of opinion, and even mildly bad to be wrong. But to outright lie to America is a crime Americans take very seriously – and they tend to dole out some serious punishment in return.