Selena Owens, vice chair of the Conservative Campaign Committee PAC and a Worldnetdaily columnist, pens a love letter to famous quitter Sarah Palin. There’s some breathtakingly stupid rhetoric in this column, like claiming that Palin “belongs to We the People and has absolutely nothing to do with political pandering.” I bet the sky is pretty in her world.
I’m wondering where the American spirit is these days, because I’m encountering conversations and commentary pushing the notion that Sarah Palin, a prominent conservative politician and noted tea party champion of We the People, should concede and hush her mouths for the sake of Republicanism.
Specifically, I’m speaking of the former governor’s choice to proudly display some American spirit and tell Congress to impeach Barack Obama.
Yes, I am on the Palin bandwagon in this issue. Our country is at stake.
I can tell you where the “American spirit” is: Nowhere. It doesn’t exist. It’s a childish platitude, not a real thing. It’s the kind of thing people talk about to convince themselves and others that they’re different — better — than everyone else. But it’s nonsense. Always has been. Which is why it appeals to people like Owens, who prefer comforting and simplistic myths over complex realities.
Sarah Palin is a prominent political figure who belongs to We the People and has absolutely nothing to do with political pandering. She makes waves and people take notice – especially Republicans who want to just go along to get along and try to ensure that their party’s image is not tarnished and that they can “safely” ensure votes by not allowing anyone to disturb their plans. So they want Palin to shut up and not rock the boat. Specifically, House Speaker John “I disagree” Boehner.
You would think the GOP would know better to expect anything less than a challenging confrontation and bold patriotism from the gutsy governor. Apparently, they don’t.
“We the people” is another tired and meaningless cliche. And anyone who really believes that Sarah Palin doesn’t pander politically is hopelessly deluded. As for Palin being “gutsy”…what can you do but laugh?