Conservatives in this country are attacked at every turn. Politicians, including Michele Bachman, Jim Demint, and Mike Pence, and even talk show hosts, such as Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, are verbally assaulted on a daily basis, by liberals and the mainstream media. But nobody can attract the cat claws and hate speech like Sarah Palin.
For the last three years, Sarah Palin has been accused of everything from conflicts of interest to abuse of power and misuse of funds. Although she has not run for any office since her VP nomination in 2008, liberal Democrats, and even some Republicans have continued to rip her up one side and down the other. Liberals criticized her in her role as Governor of Alaska, but then pummeled her when she resigned, calling her a quitter. They slapped 19 ethics charges on her, although she was cleared on all counts, most of which were dismissed as baseless. In addition, left-wing groups trashed her daughters, something that is considered off-limits with most politicians. They even accused her of lying about being Trig’s mother. I find it interesting that liberals go after so-called “birthers” for questioning Obama’s place of birth, calling them radical or extreme. However, those same liberals sit idly by while Palin haters claim that Sarah’s son is actually Bristol’s, without a shred of evidence. I don’t hear any of those people being called radical or extreme.
Why do people hate her so much? Is it because she’s a successful woman? Why don’t feminists like her? Feminism is supposed to be all about equality for women, and Sarah Palin has successfully juggled family and career. One would think she would be a model of the feminist movement; however, feminist groups are among her biggest critics, which is primarily due to her pro-life stance.
Is it because she’s a Republican? Other prominent Republican women like Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe may receive some criticism, but nothing in comparison to Sarah Palin. Why is that?
It’s all of the above. Sarah is a proud, unwavering, true conservative. She, along with Michele Bachmann, has been a strong voice in the tea party movement, and has been unafraid to stand up for the principles she believes in. She believes in the Constitution and in both social and fiscal conservatism. She’s not afraid to go against the “establishment”. She doesn’t back down from criticism, and in fact, seems to welcome it. Liberals and the mainstream media have not been able to control her or shut her down. That’s why people hate her so much. She’s a legitimate threat to the liberal agenda.
I was reading various blogs over the weekend, and I came across one about Sarah Palin’s speech in Wisconsin, in which protestors were screaming out countless racial and hateful comments, and even heckled a 14-year-old girl who was speaking, drowning her out with screams, boos and cowbells. Now that’s civility for you! I started reading the comments, and I could not believe how hateful people were towards Sarah, making fun of her hair, her outfit, and her looks, and calling her despicable names. Here are just a few comments….
- Palin is a shrinking, unpatriotic insane woman.
- Palin is Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, and Ted Haggard all rolled into one…biggest phony ever.
- She and Breitbart are made for each other. Both are liars with no moral compasses.
- Calling her a w**** is insulting to w****s.
- Cheap looking coat for a “cheap” woman. Proof positive that money cannot buy “class or style”.
- Sadly, some other trash came to my fine state…Sarah Palin. I thought I smelled the stench.
- Taking up for Sarah is just like inviting copperhead snakes into your bed.
This was just in the first 15-20 posts! But with all of these mean-spirited comments, I could not find ONE that actually addressed her stance on any issue. Then I tried to defend Sarah, and it got ugly. I have never had so many responses to a post in my life. I was told how dangerous Sarah is, and called very naïve. I was called an idiot, a dip***, and a few other choice words. I was told to save my lecture on civility, because Sarah is the one full of venom and hate. And of course, they continue to trounce Sarah.
I stood my ground, and commented that in all of their posts, there was not one political position listed. Finally, one brave soul made a lame attempt at bringing up a few. I’ll give her credit. She tried. She followed that with a few more pot shots at me, assuming that because I’m pro-life, I must be neither a woman nor a mother; and she used the old standby….the race card. That is just so tired. Clearly, libs can’t see past that issue.
I found their feeble attempts at trashing me humorous, so I replied a few more times, and they resorted to the same sorry attacks. Obviously, this group was much more interested in beating up on Sarah than they were in getting to the truth.
The way I see it, is that if the left is fighting you that hard, you must be doing something right. So keep it up, Sarah!
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