No one highlights the chasm between the innate decency of ordinary Americans and the elitist, morally relative repugnancy of modern-day liberals better than Sarah Palin.
If not for the insinuation of liberal decadence into every aspect of our culture, Sarah Palin–and all other women like her–would be almost universally admired. Forget politics for a moment. What’s not to like about a tough, God-fearing mother of five who’s elevated herself from the obscurity of a small town life to national prominence, even as she remains married to a decent hard-working guy who supports her aspirations?
Nothing. Until one imposes the elitist, liberal template on her.
At that point the Sarah Palins of the world become speaking-in-tongues religious fanatics, hicks from nowhere, unfashionable frumps, and everything else that can emphasize the notion that such women aren’t “hip” or “smart” enough to be taken seriously.
Yet she is being taken seriously. There are millions of Americans sick and tired of seeing their moral values and traditional worldview routinely trashed by liberal snobs and hypocrites in the MSM and the Democratic party. Those Americans who have been ridiculed for such things as believing in God, owning guns, and eschewing the cultural rot–the “unhip” red-necks, squares, hicks, fogies, etc.–see a crack in the facade. They see the unbridled viciousness directed at a women whose greatest “flaw” has been illuminating the abject bankruptcy of liberals whose claims of tolerance and open-mindedness have never rung hollower.
Trust me when I tell you that the 69 million Americans who watched the VP debate on Thursday–the highest-rated VP debate of all time–weren’t tuning in to see Beltway retread Joe Biden.
There’s a groundswell occurring in this country, one far away from the executive suites of a tainted MSM, the corrupt halls of Congress in Washington D.C., and the cultural snake pit of Hollywood. It is a wave of undisguised revulsion directed at those who have long assumed they are the uncontested winners of the culture war because the rest of us are “too stupid” to fight back.
It is a movement of Americans who know the other three people involved in the presidential election are tiresome mediocrities replete with re-cycled ideas, phony slogans and dubious values. None of them, despite all claims to the contrary, will shake up the status quo. They ARE the status quo.
There was a time when this country was not run by slick-talking lawyers, and other assorted self-interested, morally-challenged fakers. There was a time when common sense and strong moral convictions were attributes, not liabilities. Lack of experience? I’ll take a rookie whose essential goodness is obvious over a seasoned pro willing to say or do anything to get elected. I bet a lot of other Americans will too.
Liberals insist Sarah Palin is nothing more than a lightweight who has “charmed” Americans. You bet your butt she’s charming, but she’s no lightweight–and a lot of Americans know it. Instinctively. And they know something else that infuriates the liberal, elitist intelligentsia:
A real human being has appeared on the national stage, a woman whose innate honesty and lack of arrogance resonates far more than the manufactured credentials of retro-socialist Barack Obama, clubhouse hack Joe Biden, and pseudo-maverick John McCain. A woman who’s been a surrogate punching bag for the odious assortment of “experts” whose livelihoods depend on maintaining the myth that “Joe Six Pack” Americans are inconsequential nitwits.
Yet despite every cheap shot, every lie, and every attempt to humiliate Mrs. Palin, they can’t put her down. She is the champion of every American whose borne the brunt of elitist scorn in powerless silence.
They will be silent and powerless no longer.
Have PoliticalMavens.com delivered to your inbox in a daily digest by clicking here