“Hollywood savaged Palin. Journalists mocked her. Liberal blogs slimed her. Opponents cursed her, Photoshopped her, hacked her e-mail, hanged her in effigy, called her bigot, Bible-thumper and bimbo, and attacked her husband and children. But nothing Palin endured during the election season compares to the treatment she's receiving from these backstabbing blabbermouths who worked on the same campaign she poured herself into over the last three months.
“Sarah Palin worked her heart out. She energized tens of thousands to come out when they would have otherwise stayed home. She touched countless families. I didn't agree with everything she said on the campaign trail. But she vigorously defended the Second Amendment and the sanctity of life more eloquently in practice than any of the educated conservative aristocracy. And she did it all with a tirelessness and an infectious optimism that defied the shameless, bottomless attempts by elites in both parties to bring her and her family down . . .”
Living in Ohio I had a number of opportunities to attended events involving any and all of the candidates for President and Vice President. I would not travel across the street to listen to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, or John McCain. I would and did attend a Palin rally in the waning days of the campaign. In fact, on the same day that the messianic-Robin Hood was in Columbus I swam against the tide, the swarms of Obama worshipers, and left the downtown area, Where I had been distributing pro-life gospel tracks. I left around 12:15 and the not-so-great-one was to speak at 1:00 PM. His eloquent, yet empty rhetoric was and is devoid of either truth or substance. However, later that same afternoon, I drove across town to see and hear Governor Palin speak.
She is more of a conservative than any of the eight or so candidates that ran for President in the Republican Primary this year. The only person who even comes close on many conservative issues is Ron Paul.
I’ve come to the conclusion that (1) the left hates her and the strong Christian faith she possesses and practices and (2) the left is afraid of her, which is the reason they take every chance to tear her down, to belittle, to besmirch her character. The elite Republicans do not like her either. The same people in the Republican Party, who did not get behind Ken Blackwell, Mike Steele or Alan Keyes when they ran for office, all of whom are much more principled and qualified men than the current President-elect ever could hope to be, received only lukewarm support from the party establishment.
It may be time to either (1) reform the GOP and to work to return it to a principled conservative position, or (2) to abandon it and to start a new party or movement under a revitalized conservative banner. The treatment of Palin and of the people and principles she represents, by both Parties has been disgraceful. It is worthy of a serious reply and action leading up to the 2010 and the 2012 elections.