Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I'm Afraid of Sarah Palin

I've been on a number of Liberal and Conservative blogs alike. Many have been chatting away about Sarah Palin's decision to step down.

The Liberals are happy about it, in a sense, because they never liked her.

The conservatives are happy about it, because Sarah Palin can do no wrong in their eyes.

And that makes me afraid.

The right talks about the "Obamassiah" and "the One" on the left.

For those on the right, that is Sarah Palin.

On one blog, I read a conservative blogger defend Palin's decision:

"She didn't quit! What are you smoking?"

Um, what? She didn't quit when she...quit?

If Sarah Palin is all we have to offer in 2012, we are done for. As David Frum writes over at New Majority,

...[we] are afraid that Palin’s distinctive combination of sex appeal, self-pity, and cultural resentment has a following in today’s GOP. We are afraid that it is not utterly inconceivable that she could win the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, and we are afraid that if she did so she would lead the party to a 1964-style debacle, accompanied by unnecessary losses down the ballot.


dmarks said...

I guess I am not a "conservative", because that logic escapes me.

By quitting, Palin sets up a situation where here "Palin 2012" campaign pits someone who could not even complete one term of her highest office (first-term governor) against someone completing one term of the US presidency.

Pamela D. Hart said...

James: I’m disappointed that Palin resigned her position as Governor of Alaska. I don’t believe this will bode well for her on the campaign trail in the future. She will get attacked, yet again, for being a quitter. However, if the reason she has resigned has do to with all the false ethics charges, costing her and the state of Alaska enormous amounts of money, is true, then I can understand, in a way. If the state isn’t complaining about the cost, then why is Palin so worried about it? It’s not like she’s been found guilty and none of it is her fault. These are nut jobs bringing false allegations against her. Now, her own personal cost is another matter. But I heard she had taken up some kind of fund for that. Correct me if I’m wrong.

As far as her being our “Messiah,” that’s just foolishness brought on by the MSM because the Right has been calling Obama the Left’s Messiah. It’s just all so childish. We need to get down to brass tacks and fix this economy and stop worrying about Jesus. He’s not here and I'm no prophet, but I don't think he's coming anytime soon.

James' Muse said...

I didn't mean to say ALL conservatives. I meant the far-right, Dmarks. Not you. But I have seen it all over the place by some. Many believe she will save us by her heroic female-reaganism. Not so.

James' Muse said...


Exactly. But the fact that so many are so quick (and blind) to defend her every move, no matter how ridiculous, scares me. If she is all we have in 2012, we are screwed. Either she will lose, or worse, she'll win.

Funny joke: Reagan once said that the scariest words in the english language were "I'm from the government and I'm here to help"...that was before "I'm Sarah Palin, now show me the launch codes"...

Anonymous said...

Sarah's already done more to energize the Conservatives then anyone else has in the past 15 years.

James' Muse said...

How so, Right is Right? Energizing is one thing, leading is another entirely.

Obama energized the youth vote.

bluepitbull said...

obama energized the youth vote and then promptly did nothing.

He is an empty suit.

Palin might stand a chance at the rate the libs are trying to ram more spending and eventual taxing down our throats.

Attacking Palin only makes her stronger. Libs hate her because she is an attractive female that can manage a family and a career at the same time. They went on all kinds of exploratory everything once she hit the national stage so that they could keep this empty suit (obama) valid. Mr. obama, you owe the U.S. personal money for getting paid as a senator not to vote.

James' Muse said...

My point exactly, Blue. Palin also has done nothing. Except quit.

She has shown she can't juggle a career and her family.

I liked what you said on another blog. Jindal would be better, and he may have a chance.

Pamela D. Hart said...

Right is Right: I agree, Sarah has energized our party. However, this resignation may prove to hurt her. She has a good fan base, to be sure. But she'll need a lot more than that if she plans to run for President or even Senate in 2012 or even 2016. I'm a fan of Palin's; I like her; however, ALL politicians have me concerned right now.

James: Reagan was right! If the government ever says "I'm here to help", run like hell the other way!

Anonymous said...

I think the chance of her becoming the candidate for 2012 is moot with her stepping down. If she can't handle what she has now, then it's good we found out now, before we threw her into the ring. She did energize the conservatives, I think that's a no-brainer. Compared to the typical white rich guy, she was different. That, unfortunately doesn't mean that she is qualified to lead the country. Hopefully this time around we can find both in the same person.

bluepitbull said...

I think everyone is missing the big picture here.

She may have possibly stepped down for the purpose of focusing on a campaign. As all politicians should do instead of occupying a seat and being a no vote. McCain should have done the same thing, but I don't believe he wanted to win and wanted to keep his job. Clinton should have done the same.

I think it should be Jindal or Herman Cain.

Debbies Choice said...

James' Muse said...

My point exactly, Blue. Palin also has done nothing. Except quit.

The door is STILL open. Don't count her out yet.

James' Muse said...

She most likely did. But the consituents of Alaska didn't vote her in so she could step down and run for President. They voted her in because they thought she was the best for the job.

Politicians should be able to juggle a campaign and finishing up their term. Incumbents do it all the time. Otherwise we couldn't have reelection.

I don't think I'll ever vote for Palin, primarys or otherwise. She's a quitter who can't stand the heat. Plus, I don't vote out the incumbent when the opponent's only platform is being the anti-incumbent. I wasn't a fan of Bush, but Kerry had no platform other than being not-Bush. Same with Palin. If she goes, she'll run on merely being the anti-Obama. That's not enough for me.

dmarks said...

James: The far right? The far right (KKK, nazis, etc) does not even like Palin, and they think Limbaugh is a socialist. Nor does the far-right love Reagan.

Blue: Jindal? I have not read much about him since Shaw was bashing him for being a "colored" person over on her blog.

James' Muse said...

Well maybe not THAT far, Dmarks. That's more of the extreme right. Much like the communists are the extreme far left.

But those that are uber-conservative love her.