Monday, September 01, 2008

Never A Line So Clearly Drawn, Never A Choice So Clear

Like many conservatives, I was thrilled with John McCain's appointment of Sarah Palin as his running mate. Here is a candidate that is a wife, a mother, a patriot an executive, who can speak without a teleprompter, is confident, and exhibits a sense of class to boot. In short, everything the Democrats are not. And the best part? The Democrats know this.

As the panic took hold, the attacks started coming.

Obama Spokesperson Bill Burton:

“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same.”

Thus reminding voters that as a mayor and governor, Mrs. Palin has more executive experience than any other person on either ticket. *Bump Bump* Under the bus with you, Mr. Burton.

Then the more nuanced on the left, calling her a "trollup".

Lacking anything of consequence, the lefties were not satisified with casual slander, and despite the admoninition of the Anointed One Himself(TM) that HIS family is off limits, despite the fact that his darling wife continues to stump for him and shout at us all about how her husband will not allow us to live the lives we have chosen for ourselves, apparently the Obambi True Believers(TM) did not get the memo. In a classic example of visceral contempt bereft of any understanding, they float the idea that Mrs. Palin's son, Trig, is not really her's, but is instead the child of her oldest daughter, and propose that she actually coordinated a vast conspiracy to keep the "truth" of the story from the public.

Undoubtedly, Mrs. Palin's candidacy appeals to voters who are classified as "Pro-Life". Even if the story were true, most conservatives I know wouldn't be turned off by such a course of action. Family is family, and life is life. Our candidates recognize babies as persons, before and after birth, but given their candidate's unwillingness to commit to such a simple principal such as personhood after birth, I guess the followers' obvious confusion on this point excuses their misguided belief that such a tale might be damaging to Mrs. Palin. In their fevered attempts to bring even a shred of a scintila of legitimacy to their imagined coup, they trot out weak photographic "evidence", and make remarks that further plummet their status in the eyes of the female demographic they so desperately need by pearls of wisdom such as "She still looks trim and professional in that shot...when she would have been seven-months pregnant."
The lefties don't get it. First of all, this insinuation doesn't really hurt Mrs. Palin in the eyes of conservatives, or for that matter, women in general. The real target of this smear is Bristol Palin, the daughter in question. Obama's family off-limits, at the risk of the wrath of the Anointed One Himself(TM), VP candidate's family = Open to any smear. Got it.
Even among the more 'restrained' of the left, no sewer was too vile to slither through in order to provide potential mud to sling, as with this particularly disgusting maggot and his pet theory that Mrs. Palin flew back from the Governor's conference in Texas in the hope that she would miscarry her son, suffering from Down's Syndrome.

And today, we get the announcement from the Palins that their daughter Bristol is indeed pregnant right now, but will marry the father and keep the baby. This is a stark contrast to the Anointed One Himself(TM), who stated clearly that "If my daughter makes a mistake, I don't want her punished with a baby."

The very classless nature of the attacks, the frenzied fury of them shows that the left knows they have been outmanuvered. They can't attack on substance; doing so highlights the fact that their candidate has no experience of consequence and is nothing but an empty suit. The attacks they do mount are very personal, and show how much they fail to understand about the electorate they so despirately need. For all their sound and fury about "Hope" and "Change", they amount to nothing now. Choosing a running mate who has been in Washington longer than his opponent took away age and the war as possible points to make. Talking about wealth redistribution and aggressively courting world approval illustrates just how little the Democratic Platform has changed in the last eight years; it underscores how little hope they have to offer Americans living in todays's world and are seeking real leadership for the nation. This monumental miscalculation was followed up by McCain's announcement, which stole the reverberating thunder from the Obamessiah's Coronation the night before, and laid bare the stark dicotomy we are faced with in this year's election. This is a tragedy. It is tragic that the country is this divided today. It is tragic that this many people have allowed themselves to become so divorced from historically American ideals; or have chosen dependency over self-determination. It is tragic that such a clear distinction is so murky to so many. An election was won on Friday, but the party of ME simply refuses to believe that they have lost, and will show every bit of ugliness they can reach down inside and fling on their circular path around the bowl, insuring the demise of their party in its current incarnation. And I don't think that's a bad thing.