As we survey the political landscape, things don’t look so good for President Obama. Unemployment remains high (over 9%), fuel prices remain high (Obama said “get used to it”), we are still in Libya (“days not weeks”), and Americans who can’t afford to go on vacation are increasingly sickened by Obama’s never ending vacations and 70-plus trips to the golf course.
To put it mildly, the commander-and-chief comes across a bit haughty.
However, it seems that even Obama is starting to realize there could be trouble in his would-be socialistic paradise. Thus he recently made mention of how he and his family would be okay if he was only a one term president and he sent Michelle Obama out on the campaign trail (which is the next best thing to asking not to be re-elected).
For example, while campaigning in California on June 13th Michelle said of her husband, “this man doesn’t take a day off” and she praised the fact that he has accomplished “the withdrawal of our troops from overseas.”
In subsequent news, two U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq on June 14th, our troops are still fighting a war in Afghanistan, and Obama spent the majority of Memorial Day on a golf course.
My point is not simply that Obama is out of touch and beatable, but that he is way out of touch and extremely beatable. Not, of course, by some moderate Republican, but by a conservative Republican: and particularly by Sarah Palin.
Although her bus tour is over, the media still can’t let her go. Now they’re all busy letting us know how her bus tour didn’t help her numbers at all or trying to somehow persuade us that John Ziegler’s opinion matters. I’m sorry, but I see the way people listen when Palin talks, the way they react when she shakes hands with them, and the genuine love for country she displayed in her 24,000 emails the mainstream media thought they could use to bring her down.
In case you missed it, one thing the mainstream media did learn from Palin’s emails was that she agreed to have a baby shower thrown in her son Trig’s honor, with the caveat that all the gifts would be donated to military families. So on August 15, 2008, while Obama was counting up the number of golf courses he could visit if elected president, Palin was in Juneau, Alaska, holding her little boy in her arms and saying “thank you” for gifts that were sent to “the military families of wounded service members deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.” (I hope Chris Matthews and that Keith guy who used to have a show on MSNBC are reading this.)
In subsequent news, Rasmussen recently released poll results that show “a plurality of Republican primary voters think it would be…bad for the party if…Sarah Palin joined the field.” And I couldn’t agree more if, by “Republicans,” Rasmussen means those folks who gave us presidential candidates Bob Doyle and John McCain, and who probably would have been dumb enough to give us presidential candidate Mike Huckabee if he hadn’t bowed out earlier this year.
Palin is very bad for the Republican establishment. And that’s why the same Rasmussen poll which showed that a plurality of Republicans view her entry into the race as a bad thing also showed that a plurality of Tea Partiers view it as a good thing. And that’s definitely the best thing.
If you don’t believe me, just reflect on the 2010 midterm elections, where 30 of the 43 House candidates endorsed by Palin won and 7 of the 12 Senate candidates endorsed by Palin won. These victories represented both a humiliating defeat of Obama’s party and his policies, as well as a wake-up call to “a plurality” of moderate Republicans who thought the way to win was by moving to the center.
I see Obama for what he is and I see Palin for what she is. And in light of that, I see nothing to fear.
It’s time to think big folks: Re-elect President Palin, 2016