by Anniel 1/28/15
“A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. • “. . . the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God. These are grounds of hope for others. . .” – Thomas Jefferson, written from Monticello on June 24, 1826 to Roger Weightman
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So, my friend and fellow Alaskan, Sarah Palin, gives a talk and ruffles a few feathers, again. Such a shock though, she’s never made Democrats “happy” before, nor have her detractors wound up with egg on their faces either. They always think they’ve got her this time.
What else is new in the liberal War On Conservative Women? Or have feminists opened their minds and hearts to acknowledge the downtrodden, brutalized and raped women and children in both Islamic countries and supposedly civilized places in Great Britain and Europe? Is the woman who was head of Child Protection in Rotherham still not in jail and earning her keep in Queensland? Do any of the Feminists in this country have any idea how foolish their agenda seems when such agony exists for females in the wider world?
Back to Sarah. Which of the quotes above was she using, and why do Democrats and others find what she said so funny? I got the impression that there was some salacious reference that I just didn’t get. Maybe only Democrats have dirty minds? No one in my family could say why the words led to so much parody and snickering either.
There has been speculation and rumor for some time that Sarah will run for President in 2016. Many Republicans are asking that question more seriously every day. Some admire Sarah a lot and love her ability to think on her feet. But should she run for President, or even Vice President? A lot of people all over the nation have weighed in on the question after she has hinted that she might. Some scuttlebutt is very critical of her, but most of what I hear is favorable. The libs are certainly showing their fears about what she will do. I keep thinking that she might be more effective as a free-floating ambassador in fly-over country, voicing the concerns of real people like you and me and strengthening our resolve. She does seem, mostly, to have the common touch, and conservatives love her.
Sarah’s standing in her home state is more shaky than outsiders might expect. There are folks in Alaska who would like to see Sarah take on our very own RINO Senator, Lisa Murkowski. But I’m not sure Sarah didn’t politically hurt herself, maybe too badly, when she turned against Sean Parnell, who had been her Lt. Governor, and succeeded her when she resigned as Governor. She endorsed Bill Walker, running on a split ticket as an Independent for Governor, with Byron Mallott (D), as Lt. Governor. Lots of Republicans were shocked at her endorsement and felt like Sarah was disloyal to the party. They were especially enraged when Walker and Mallott (or outside parties supposedly acting on their behalf) engaged in some really nasty political ads, with personal slurs against Parnell about things he had little to do with. Could Sarah even survive a primary run against Murkowski? That’s a hard question to answer at the moment, and Murkowski takes no prisoners.
Alaska Republicans are watching Gov. Walker very closely. If he messes up much, especially over oil and gas or budget matters, they just might lay the blame completely on Palin’s perceived disloyalty. Whether that’s fair or not will depend on the politics of the moment.
I am also personally becoming concerned about Sarah’s seemingly new penchant for using so much foul language. Michael Moore may be a real idiot, but there are more (may I use the term?) ladylike and Christian ways of saying so than holding up a revolting sign. There are still people who don’t respond well to crudity of expression. Some of them are not even Christian, they just prefer some degree of class.
I hope the quote by Thomas Jefferson was the one Sarah was referencing when she “made the Dems happy,” because there is no ambiguity as to who the “booted and spurred” riders are and the freedom Jefferson was advocating in his letter to Mr. Weightman.
The quote from Reverend King is much more subtle and ambiguous. He was talking about being free and standing straight, true, but, as a churchman, he was also reminding people that they cannot lift or raise another unless they have the love and humility to bend their own backs first.
What will Sarah do? She’s the only one who can say, and she certainly has proven she is her own woman. • (4120 views)