Palin To Obama, Take Two Prozac and Call Me in December
By: Ken Hughes
Barack Obama seems to be having a problem with McCainâ€™s choice of a vice presidential running mate. No sooner had McCain announced Sarah Palin than the left was off and running trying to discredit her reputation. Sarah Palin came as a total surprise to the Obama camp they knew literally nothing about her. At first they had to make it up then later they began to put the pieces together. Most of what they found was rather mundane, perhaps a little exceptional for a mother of five but this is Alaska and exceptional is often viewed as mundane by Alaskans.
Not even John McCain could have foretold the effect Sara Palin would have on the campaign. It seemed it was as if the sun rose in the west for the first time. Sarah Palin is a ray of sunshine in what was becoming a campaign surrounded by foggy rhetoric. Barack Obama was taken totally by surprise, how could McCain dare do something so bazaar as nominating an unknown and especially a woman to be his running mate? This was the year Democrats where to have all the politically correct advantages. Obama had even considered rewriting one of Frank Sinatraâ€™s old song titles to use as his campaign slogan, â€œYouâ€™ll Do It My Wayâ€ some one advising him felt that would be a little too much.
Itâ€™s taking the Obama choreographers a few days to get back on message. First they were responding to Sarah Palinâ€™s snide remarks about Obamaâ€™s past qualifications. They have now switched and are suggesting the Republican Convention didnâ€™t address the problems of the middle class. They didnâ€™t have to they were speaking to the middle class. Both Obama and Biden are over six foot tall they automatically speak down to their audiences. McCain and Palin arenâ€™t quit so vertically challenged so theyâ€™re able to look their audiences in the eye and go one on one.
Then both Obama and Biden suffer from the Washington persona of elitism. McCain is above that and Palin doesnâ€™t have a clue what the hell congressional elitism is. In Sarah Palinâ€™s Alaska there are a lot of guns and a lot of wide open spaces that makes for a lot of mutual respect. Letâ€™s not forget Alaska is the new Old West
Since Sarah Palinâ€™s appointment Democrats are beginning to look like Olympians on a trampoline. They canâ€™t seem to understand how a woman with five children can possibly feel qualified to join them in the nationâ€™s capital. What would she eat Walrus blubber, where would she sleep in a Caribou robe, would she and her children urinate in the rose garden? There are more questions about the Palinâ€™s than when those hillbillies the Clintons came to town. Donâ€™t these people understand thereâ€™s a culture in Washington that stems from years of hard work and close scrutiny? Washingtonians believe you canâ€™t let just anyone in the neighborhood lest it become contaminated with normality.
I pointed out to one of my Liberal friends if she were worried the first serious black candidate would be refused lodging in the Whitehouse she shouldnâ€™t worry. John and Cindy have a black adopted daughter whose been living in their house for 17 years. A tooth brush and a short trip across town and sheâ€™ll fit right in the Whitehouse.
Itâ€™s normal for the Media and Pundit to find cracks in all politiciansâ€™ armor. There isnâ€™t much about John McCain that can be ridiculed. He isnâ€™t a racist or anti-semitic, He doesnâ€™t beat his wife and children, he treats the family pets nice and he gets along with the neighbors. About the only thing derogatory Democrats can accuse him of is being a Super Patriot, of having suffered the ultimate sacrifice for the honor of his profession and country.
I was thinking of some of the Revolutionary Heroâ€™s and what they said. What if John Paul Jones had said â€œIâ€™m not about to fightâ€ If Paul Revere had said â€œWeâ€™re saved the Red Coats are Comingâ€. If Patrick Henry had said â€œScrew liberty I want to liveâ€. If Ben Franklin had waited for government grants before he invented any of the many things heâ€™s responsible for? I think if they were around today we can assume they would all be McCain / Palin supporters.
Today we find Sarah Palin a remarkable woman who strives to accomplish. There was a time in the west when all women had Sarah Palinâ€™s grit. The women of Montana and Wyoming had the right to vote and hold public office a quarter century before the eastern elite allowed their women the same privilege. The early pioneers were all about change, changes they worked for, not changes they didnâ€™t just think and talked about.
Barack is an academic with un-proven theories. He thinks but doesnâ€™t know if what he proposes will work. Recent history tells us Market Economies work when government gets out of their way. China had a government run economy half century ago. When the free enterprise system was instituted China moved into a leading position as a manufacture among the nations of the world. As most countries move away from socialism Barack Obama wants to bring America closer to it.
Iâ€™m not sure Barack Obama understands if he becomes president it isnâ€™t a license to do what he likes. Thereâ€™re still 535 other elected officials who voices must be heard. Barack Obama is intoxicated with a dream, a dream nurtured by his Liberal Black friends in Chicago. Those same friends have turned on every African American [including MLK] who had the same dream before him and theyâ€™ll turn on Obama.