Monday, September 22, 2008

Sarah Palin's Wisdom: What Obama Cannot Have

Barak Obama "only knows how to talk," according to his two daughters and wife, Michelle. He has never done an honest day's work in his life. Obama was loosed like a guided missile by his white Hawaiian mother, of Marxist persuasion. Obama's paleskin mother meant for her son to be a weapon against "the man", capitalist power structure. Her indoctrination of the boy, and her exposure of him to marxist acquaintances set BO's trajectory toward his current super-destructor path.

Sarah Palin is typical middle America. Raised in the American frontier state of Alaska, she only entered politics to address the corruption and ineffectiveness that she saw there. Sarah became a wife and mother, and through those normal life processes she began to notice things that were wrong. Starting with the PTA, going to the city council, then the mayorship, then the governorship of her state, Palin attacked the "good ole boy" network of corruption between government and corporate interests. She stalked corrupt interests like she stalks a moose. All business, based upon relevant experience, while discovering better techniques along the way. Wisdom from real world experience.
I have been asked by many why I have such confidence in a rookie Alaskan governor, given the rigors of the campaign to follow. (Many Republican pundits apparently do not.) I think we are starting to see the answers to that question. The proverbial “they” hacked into her private email accounts. They swore that her daughter was the real mother of her Down Syndrome baby. They sent legions of reporters and lawyers to Alaska to dig up dirt. They wrote columns suggesting that she was stupid, uneducated, dishonest, a liar, and worse still. All this was the work of moralists, who, in their more extreme manifestations, tried to flood a Chicago radio station to disrupt guests, who doctored photos of McCain to subvert his portrait, who disgraced the Atlantic brand by trafficking in pregnancy rumors, and who now publish the private email of Palin.

And? She is still smiling and apparently unmoved. Had they done this to Biden, he would have gone berserk. Wait—they didn’t do this to Biden, and he seems near berserk in his daily gaffes.

....The qualities that allowed a Palin to succeed without the power spouse, the identity politics, the Ivy-League cachet, the fawning New York editors and DC insider-press will ensure she does not implode on the campaign trail—and won’t in office either.

Barack Obama, in contrast, on numerous occasions has complained how tiring, how hard, how unfair, how racist the campaign has turned out to be; Palin never. I could not imagine Obama doing his hope and change thing in the Senate while holding a one-year-old and checking on four more children at home. And I wager shooting a moose or trying to navigate a snowmobile in the chill is a little harder than shooting baskets in one’s down time or offering riffs to the fainting at a Beverly Hills get together or Presidio Heights fundraiser.

Again my point? That the much deprecated “life experience” is every bit as important to leadership as is abstract learning. Both complement each other, but so far I think Palin understands the symbiotic world of word and the world of deed far more so than does Obama. And again, we are not talking about McCain, where the contrast only widens–and is far more important. _PJM
Barak, like most of his followers, is a whiner, a perpetual victim. His mother implanted that meme in his little round head when he was barely out of the womb. But he is an articulate whiner, which makes his followers believe that he can get them "justice." But like his wife and daughters always say, the man is just talk.

Palin can stalk, kill, gut, and butcher a moose just like changing a diaper, or slapping down a corrupt politician. All in a day's work. Obama can talk. And talk. .....

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Obama as Gatsby, A Phantom Wanting to be Real

The Obama story catches the imagination, until one looks a little too closely. Then it all unravels:
Even after two autobiographies, Mr. Obama remains something of a floating, uncrowded presence. His story (and he is so impressively self-aware as to have made the most acute comment on it) is temptingly open-ended, very much a page to be written on. He himself has written, most memorably: "I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views."

That is as bold a statement as it is an insightful one. Bold, because it is a remarkable confession from a presidential hopeful. Insightful, because it matches the facts. There are not many personalities so fluid or vague on which an attempt to "project" a storyline would take hold. Imagine, for example, projecting a "rewrite" of Donald Rumsfeld. There's too much of Mr. Rumsfeld already there to offer hospitality to new material.

Mr. Obama, however, has a kind of welcoming emptiness. Eager acolyte or stern observer, both find it difficult not to add, or project, the most flattering, even jubilant, fill-ins.

...People project their best wishes on him, they fill in the blank of a very attractive and plausible outline. His is not, emphatically, a charisma of deeds. For what has he done, save run for president? He is an accommodating vessel - cool, smart, biracial and "unfinished." This is the Gatsby quality of him that others have noted. Like Gatsby, he is a receptacle of others' glamorous invention.

....Mr. Obama's charisma is, in this sense, external, something extended to the candidate. And it follows that that which is given may equally be taken away. The sparkle has, in fact, dimmed. He travels now in a lower orbit, closer to Earth - which is to say, he grows more mundane. The great word "hope" sounds less frequently now. He picks a running mate thick with the dust and rancour of many long years in Washington.

His acceptance speech in the Olympic-style stadium could not gather the inspirational energy of his earlier arias. Of late, the flash supernova of U.S. politics is seen "competing" with a second-on-the-ticket female governor of a remote state. There's more than a gap between the "audacity of hope" and "lipstick on a pig." The mouth that spoke the first phrase should not be capable of the second.

He has shrunk into a combative partisan. He crowds his own screen, leaves less space for projection. Others are not writing his narrative now - he's inscribing his own.

A candidacy that leached so much of its energy and drive from the imagination of others, Gatsby-like, is shedding its gift. The narrative stage is over. It's all tactics from here on in. _GlobeandMail
Unfortunately, Obama has nothing to follow the first act. If you weren't taken in by the "Hollow Man's" first magic trick--becoming a political chameleon--you just have to be left behind by the Obama "rapture with the gods" transfiguration. It appears that you will have a lot of company.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lipstick On A Pig and a Rather Piggish Media

When Obama made his famous jibe about "lipstick on a pig", his audience went wild with giddy and appreciative applause. The "lipstick meme" had been firmly attached to Sarah Palin the week previously, when the Alaska governor explained that "the only difference between a pit bull and a hocky mom, is lipstick." The lipstick meme had circulated widely, and political audiences understood the unspoken allusion immediately. That is what made them so giddy.

Because Obama supporters are worried. They are worried that the tracks for Obama's magic messiah-train to the White House have been undermined by the deeper magic of Sarah Palin--authenticity.
Sarah Palin makes me sick. I hate that she was able to steal Barack Obama's mojo just by showing up wearing rimless glasses and a skirt. _Source
And somewhat like a canny American football player who fouls an opposing player out of sight of the official, in order to elicit a retaliation that the official does see--and penalizes--Obama protested that his remark was entirely innocent of reference to the lady governor. Obama is a gentleman, after all. Would a gentleman be so crude and crass? And would the audience of a gentleman take such obvious pleasure in a gutter joke? Surely not.

Only--the public sees through Obama and his media excusers. In fact, the public is slowly growing aware that the US ABC News company purposely edited out portions of Governor Palin's replies in a recent interview with Charlie Gibson. That is the type of double dealing that is certain to make Americans very angry with news media. Such duplicity brings back strong memories of CBS' Dan Rather's "fake but accurate" fictitious national guard memoes meant to derail Bush's candidacy four years ago. Very bad style, boys, very bad style. It's apt to reach back and bite you in an embarassing place.

Friday, September 05, 2008

This Woman Does Not Run From a Fight

Sarah Palin had a few words to say in front of a group in St. Paul last night. Those words were just the beginning of an ongoing show of strength by an extraordinary woman. Sarah Palin is authentic in a way that Barak Obama could never be, and the American people for the most part will not fail to appreciate the difference. Joe Biden? Who's that?
There is a big difference between someone making daily decisions as an executive, and one among hundreds who voices an opinion.

Palin has said “no” to hundreds of millions in federal handouts to Alaska; Obama has never turned away federal money and advocates spending billions and billions more.

Palin has governed a state that borders the former Soviet Union and Canada. Obama has served in the legislature of a state that borders Iowa.

Palin has been to the Middle East and has a son in the Army who will be deployed to Iraq next week. Obama visited Iraq for two days a few weeks ago.

Palin has governed a state twice the size of France, with rave reviews; Obama has governed nothing.

Palin has worked the last couple of years on the job, earning her salary as governor. Obama has spent the last couple of years collecting a salary as U.S. senator, but spending most of his job running for the Democrat nomination for the presidency. _Source
And so on. Palin is genuine, Obama is a mirage. That much is clear and will grow much clearer before election day.

Monday, September 01, 2008

This Is The Funniest Satire Video I've Ever Seen

All hail the messiah, Obama, Obama
The Path to the new socialist motherland!
Our avior our savior obama obama
the leader more famous than lindsay lohan

bow down and praise the one
give him your money and your guns
give us the country that makes your wife proud
Lord Barry heal the bitter ones
White and clinging to faith and to guns

Hope for the change for the hope for the change!

H/T Infidel Bloggers' Alliance