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PALIN RETREATS

@Evlon
"This woman can’t get anything right. MacArthur never quoted “We are not retreating; we are advancing in another direction.” That was Major General Oliver Smith who said, “Retreat Hell! We’re just attacking in another direction.”"

Correcting the record. Ref. for example, http://www.quotes.net/quote/7454

Comment Posted By Wynne On 5.07.2009 @ 10:25

Being somewhat contrarian by nature I'm not ready to call for taps signaling the end of Gov. Palin's political career. But prediction is shaky enough even when the salient facts are known, so I won't hazard one.

What bothers me most about the governor's resignation is the fact that she is seen as the proxy (Joe-the-plumber writ large) for conservatism. Anyone who rises to prominence as a symbol of the right can expect the potentially ruinous assaults by the media and the largely corrupt legal system, themselves now state-run proxies of the left. Political intimidation is meant to induce fear. That fear, I believe is very real, and I think it does much to explain the growing timidity of the Republican party. In today's America political correctness is more about cowardice than comity or principle.

So if Sarah Palin is, indeed, out of the picture, who will replace her? Is there a farm team for new conservative leadership?

Which, perhaps ironically, brings me to the tea parties. These widespread public assemblies have two advantages: they are large and amorphous, meaning they are not clearly defined groups with formal structure that can be individually identified and singled out for Alinsky-style destruction or “reform”; and they are numerically large, which weakens the credibility of ridicule. Join them, support them. Too many proud nails may overmatch the liberal hammer. And they may contain the seeds of new leadership.

Comment Posted By Wynne On 4.07.2009 @ 10:50


 


 


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