This weekend, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin delivered a stem-winder, barn-burner of a speech to the first Tea Party Convention. She spoke passionately of first principles: limited government, fiscal restraint, the Constitution. She had the crowd in the palm of her hand, but they share her views anyway. Now, however, we find that up to 80 percent of the American people share her views. According to Gallup, 78% of Americans disapprove of the liberal Congress. Remember: until new MA Senator Scott Brown was sworn in last week, Republicans could not stop anything the Democrats wanted to do. The Democrats luxuriated in their supermajorities and force-fed the American people a steady diet of Far-Left, progressive nightmares.
Now, close to 80% of the people reject those policies and the members of Congress who have rammed them down our throats, against our will and against the national interest.
Sarah clearly ain’t alone out there. She’s got a lot of company. 80% worth.
This is why the Left continues to try to take her down. On Saturday night, she spoke from the heart—and apparently from her palm. She had jotted down a few words on her hand to help her remember key themes: “energy,” “tax cuts,” and “lift America’s spirit.”
All sound pretty good to me—and to 80% of our fellow citizens. Which is why the Left attacked her for her crib notes as if she had clubbed a baby seal to death. Folks on the Far-Left websites like the Huffington Post made fun of her, invoking that oh-so-original attack that she’s an idiot.
The problem for them is threefold: 1) She is clearly a very intelligent woman; 2) 80% of the American people are on her side; and 3) All of the idiots are on their side. (The Bama goes woefully off-message without his TelePrompter and pronounces the silent “p” in “corpsmen”; Biden doesn’t know what “Avatar” is; and Rahm Emanuel manages to offend every group possible every time he opens his gutter mouth.)
This is why Sarah Palin is always happy. Because she knows who she is, she’s secure in herself and her positions, she knows those positions are right, and 80% of us agree with her. Why be bummed out that the HuffPost is coming at you for a couple of pen marks on your hand?
In fact, Sarah took it right back to the idiots. At an event today, she waved, revealing a palm written with “Hi, Mom!”
In other words, “Hey Far-Left nuts: Bite me.”
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