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Monday, July 06, 2009

Palin Bashing Is 'Helping' Palin

As has been pointed out before, the harder the left starts bashing Sarah Palin, the harder her supporters and some of her detractors start pushing back.

The Politico Playbook:

--Sarah Palin. Our sources say lucrative offers have poured in from left, right and center. So far, the skeptical coverage from the MSM (“Morning” Joe Scarborough called it “a jumble”) is HELPING her with her base. Danger: She has to be sure she doesn’t become a self-caricature. In addition to giving paid speeches and raising money for candidates, she plans to raise money and awareness for issues that include treatment of the troops, energy independence and opposition to abortion.

One specific feminist takes on the others that bash Palin, not on her politics but personally, perpetuating not the truth but lies and seems surprised that other feminists have not learned to separate the fact from fiction.

It’s a bit weird to drag all this back here to the lounge, but it’s the setup for the giant, rambling brain dump that’s about to follow. Sarah Palin’s surprise resignation has brought out the crazy again, and reading through the blogs I’m reminded of how much pure bullshit has been said and believed about her and continues to be said and believed. I’m reminded of how so many feminists seem possessed of a wholly irrational hatred for this woman.


This isn’t going to be the kind of post where I sketch out a pattern and then give you The Key To Understanding It All. This is going to be more like a stream-of-consciousness tiptoe through the violets of my reclusive thought processes. I’ve been puzzling over this stuff since last August. One reason I’ve written as many posts as I have about Palin is because I’m so baffled by the reaction to her. I can’t figure it out. It’s like quantum entanglement or dark energy: I make myself sick trying to understand it and worry that I’ll die before I get it sorted. (I know: Xanax.)

Of course, the first answer you’ll get if you ask feminists why they hate Sarah Palin is that “it’s because she ____” — and then fill in the blank with the lie of choice: made rape victims pay for their own kits, is against contraception or sex ed, believes in abstinence-only, thinks the dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago, doesn’t believe in global warming, doesn’t believe in evolution, is stupid and can’t read, etc., etc., etc., etc.

But none of those things is true. None of them.

It is a long piece but well worth the read.

I stated before, the answer is simple... fear. Those that continue to repeat the lies instead of learning the truth, can't be bothered with the truth, they are too scared to bother.

Palin scares feminists because she is one of them, but refuses to be forced into taking the stances that go against her personal beliefs.

She is a feminist who believes she can raise a family, work, do whatever she sets her mind to, but doesn't follow the "party line" and instead she determines her own personal moral code of what is right and what is wrong.

That is unacceptable to those claiming to be feminists. According to them it is not the "whole" of a person that determines them to be feminists, it is each individual issue and dare to disagree with any specific issue, like abortion, and in their eyes, you cannot be a feminists because you are not jumping on their bandwagon, you are riding your own.

So, while some on the left are asking themselves why Palin Derangement Syndrome must include lies that have been proven untrue and wonder about the iraational hatred, some on the right are also wondering about the appeal of Sarah Palin.

By no means is everyone on the right on the same page as everyone else, but there is an explanation as to what her appeal is.

She is real. Mistakes, flaws and all, she is real.

Barack Obama and his team played hard at the angle of an African American that rose above to become a senator and now president, but Palin shows that one is not always afforded the opportunities to attend an Ivy League college, that a woman does not have to choose between a career and a family, nor that said career must come to a standstill while raising said family.

Are there more people that went to whatever college they could afford, or more that had the means to attend Ivy League colleges.

Are there more children out there right this second that will eventually go to Harvard or more that will attend a community college?

The same reason that her supporters adore her is the reason the far left fears her.

While people speculate about her presidential chances, her experience and her decision to resign her governorship of Alaska, the fact is that months and months after she left the national stage as John McCain's VP nominee, she is still being talked about, bashed by those that hate her, defended by those that love her and written about in almost every major newspaper.