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Selena Owens Hearts Sarah Palin

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?

Comments

  1. karmacat says

    Do any of them remember when Newt Gingrich tried to impeach Clinton? That didn’t work out so well for Newt

  2. Al Dente says

    Impeach Obama for what? Not being a Tea Partier is not a high crime and misdemeanor. There’s a lot to criticize Obama for and I think he should be impeached for ordering the killing of American citizens on suspicion of being suspects but I doubt that’s what Owens and Palin have in mind as impeachable offenses.

  3. Randomfactor says

    My rule of thumb is that anytime anyone after 1789 uses the phrase “We the People” you can stop reading there. Nothing they say after that point has anything at all to do with enlightenment.

    And yeah, that includes this bunch too:

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/

  4. Menyambal says

    Sigh. After 9/11 we all had to rally around George W Bush even though he had stolen the election and allowed the attacks. Now, we have to allow them to impeach Barack Obama because they feel like it.

  5. weaver says

    Takes a real gutsy governor to quit half-way through her term, having accomplished nothing at all.

  6. D. C. Sessions says

    In the “stopped clock” department, I’m with Palin on this one.

    Not one single Republican Congressional candidate should be allowed to duck this issue: will you, Congressman, cosponsor and vote for a Bill of Impeachment against Barack HUSSAIN Obama?

    And keep after them until they give a clear answer on the record.

  7. tsig says

    Sarah Palin the half-a-guv.

    When the going got tough, she quit.

    If at first you don’t succeed, the hell with it.

    She never met a moose she didn’t shoot.

  8. says

    @ weaver,
    She did too accomplish something. She claimed dozens of per diem days for travel and meals when she actually worked at home ,and she got her very own scandal, Troopergate. And she sank a presidential campaign. She did all of that in two years. Some politicians have to put decades of work into creating such a massive record of creating clusterfucks.
    And her interview while a guy is feeding turkeys into a machine is priceless. You would never see President Community Organizer out with real people slaughtering big birds.

  9. caseloweraz says

    What’s this about Sarah Palin belonging to the Weetha People? What is that, some Eskimo Inuit group? It sounds like something from a book by Jean Auel.

    (Next up: I’m going to see how many blogs I can get banned from by asking why everyone is so concerned about extra car-bonded ox hide.)

  10. dingojack says

    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“.

    NO. KEEP SPEAKING AS LOUDLY AND AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN SARAH!!!
    (The more nutty, incoherent and unreasonable you seem, the more you turn off swinging (and Republican) voters. And since you seem to only be able to alienate more voters than you bring out to vote for your masters, the Teabaggers and their bedfellows the Republican Party, kudos and carry on!)

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