Recently, I have been noticing insecurity and fear within the ranks of the Republican Party. They state that the 2012 election is the most important election since 1860. They say we are losing our freedoms and liberties and that our children and grandchildren are heading for an economic Armageddon. In short, they are saying if Barack Obama wins re-election, we will lose America as we know it. I’ve pondered on all that I have heard and have come up with this conclusion: our strategy is not working. Do we even have a strategy at all? We have a President who doesn’t give a hoot about what the Supreme Court thinks. you can read about it here. Even worst, President Obama knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s addressing a populace that does not know much less read the Constitution. Whether we want to face it or not, we have a large mass of Americas that are ignorant to the phrase “checks and balances” within our government. Many can’t even name the three branches of our federal government. I’d go as far as saying that many well intentioned Americans actually believe that any law enacted by congress is “constitutional”.
What does all this mean? It means that once again, President Barack Obama and his cronies on the left are controlling the narrative and we Conservatives are sitting on the sidelines hoping to somehow get in the game. Here are some examples of what I’m referring to: The false notion that Republicans have a “war on women” and the Trayvon Martin case. The left’s purpose is to drive a rift between races and genders. That’s their Modus Operandi. The media can’t wait to get its hands on these types of stories that bring division to our Nation. We can go on and on in reference to these concocted narratives: global warming, taxing the rich, redistribution of wealth, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the demonization of the Tea Party. Rush Limbaugh feels the heat for using the word “slut” in describing the actions of Sandra Fluke, but you can hear a pin drop when it comes to leftist whom degrade and use abominable words against Conservative women. I guess that doesn’t count in their books! Oh, and the high gas prices that were once George W. Bush’s fault, are now just an act of nature and have nothing to do with our current president. I will repeat, the narrative is now in the liberals hands. What are we going to do about it?
Well, in 2008 we had the answer. Her name was Sarah Palin. Not only did we have Sarah Palin, but we had the fear factor. When Gov. Palin was introduced by John McCain as his running mate, we began our climb to the top. HOWEVER, with the refusal of the elitist Republicans to acknowledge the war being raged on us from the left, we fell and we are still falling. Many may delude themselves into believing that we are not falling, but then….why is this the most important election since the 1860′s? If we Conservatives are not in trouble, why are our kids heading for an economic Armageddon?
In 2008, when Governor Sarah Palin was introduced, we were given the narrative and the fear factor. The left and the media were quick to see it. Unfortunately, those within our own party were not. The left saw that we were given the ball to play on offense not defense; however, the elites were not use to playing offensive and they fumbled the ball and the left recovered. We had it with Governor Palin, we had the lead, the news was Sarah, the talking points was nothing but Sarah, the narrative was Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. We on the right didn’t even realize how fearful the left and liberal media became when they saw Governor Palin was our nominee for Vice President in 2008. The war began right after the announcement of Governor Palin and has led up to the present. The problem for us is that we listened to the left and liberal media, we even heard criticism from the GOP concerning Governor Palin. They all feared her, they feared her understanding of the people, the populous within America. They feared her stance that we the people are the government. I can go on and on about the fear Governor Palin put in the minds of the left and liberal media, they trembled when they saw her, heard her and yet they told us how irrelevant she was, how stupid she was and unelectable. Today, they still tremble at the site of her name. They despise her as is evident in comments made by Bryant Gumbel concerning Governor Palin’s stint on the Today Show just recently http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2012/04/09/bryant-gumbel-embarrassed-his-old-nbc-show-lowered-themselves-sarah-pali and also these comments from guests on CNN:http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-guest-today-show-hurt-its-journalistic-brand-by-letting-sarah-palin-co-host/
Yes, Governor Palin still has that fear factor and controls the narrative when she makes herself available, yet we on the right listened to the talking heads and pundits from all sides and agreed she was unelectable and irrelevant. We had our leader in Governor Palin and that is what we need now, someone to follow in this war that the left has waged against us. I remember watching the last CPAC convention with Governor Palin and when she spoke, I am sure many of you, as I, felt that electricity and were on the edge of your seats watching her. Because of the overflow crowd who wanted to hear Governor Palin at CPAC, the organizers had to open up 3 more rooms for the crowd. Now, who within our party can do that. Was Governor Palin the smartest within the GOP ranks, probably not, but neither was Ronald Reagan. But as Reagan, Governor Palin had the connection, the electricity, the warmth, the leadership qualities in finding that path to winning. I never understood how the left and liberal media could call someone irrelevant, YET, fear that person as much as they did. Even as Rush Limbaugh would state when commenting about Governor Palin “They show us who they fear”.
I sit back and wonder what those GOP debates would be like if Governor Palin had decided to run. I am sure she would have been on the attack concerning the policies of President Obama. In watching those debates, I at times felt President Obama wasn’t such a bad president because I never really heard about him as much as I thought I would. However, one thing I did learn from those debates was how much our nominees despise one another. I learned how much supporters of each candidate despises the other. However what scares me the most is how much I am hearing the talk concerning “If your nominee wins the GOP nomination, I won’t vote for him”. Well, that tells me everything I need to know in why the right is always outside looking in. We can not rally around someone and fight against the left. Once again are splintered groups and can not form an army to counter the left.
Today the right is worried, fearful that we might lose the 2012 election, but if we lose, was it because of the left or was it because of our neglect in understanding the intense drive the left had in transforming this mighty nation to a country of socialistic philosophies. Do we even view ourselves as free individuals who live through the moral aptitude of self righteousness. Have we fallen from grace when it comes to government intervention in living a life of freedom and liberties. Governor Palin was constantly harassing the left with her attacks on their vision concerning the future of America. Do we as conservatives believe in the philosophies of true conservatism and the philosophies of Governor Palin? Governor Palin was very capable of leading this Country as president and solidifying a Nation back to economic and cultural prosperity. The problem we on the right face is understanding that a belief surrounding values and principles are not options to be embarrassed by, but to hold to the highest esteem and not step back when criticized for believing in ones conscience. Yes, Governor Palin bowed out in October of 2011 from running for the 2012 presidential race, but at times I wonder if she had seen and felt the great magnitude of a people’s support, she might have ran. We have to understand, she was walking into the belly of the beast and needed a massive support from the people. The left, liberal media, talking heads, pundits plus even the GOP would not welcome Governor Palin if she did succeed in being victorious in a 2012 bid. They would had fought her all the way and would had loved to tell us Conservatives “see, we told you she couldn’t do it, you fools”. Governor Palin needed an army and today because of our lack of conviction, we are lost, we do not even feel electrified with our potential candidates. We can even look at this poll taken a few weeks ago by Public Policy Polling (PPP), Governor Palin has higher favorability than the GOP candidates http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/03/romney-holds-small-lead-nationally.html#more.
Governor Palin remains popular among Conservatives, but did we in the past let a great opportunity bow out of the race when we needed that fight. Anything is possible, many do dream about a brokered convention and maybe seeing Governor Palin coming out of the convention as our nominee. Yes, we can debate that all we want, but for me I saw one thing, we had a great opportunity with Governor Palin at the beginning in 2008. If only our party had comprehended what the left and liberal media did these last few years in Governor Palin. We had the narrative and fear factor in her, we could had built that army and stood tall against the left. Today I look out across the valley and I see a mighty army of the left and I see our splintered groups who to this day have no idea who they want to lead us. We can blame Obama, the left and liberal media all we want, but this army of the left was organizing for decades. The left had a vision, a strategy to transform a country into a world that is befitting to them. After all these decades I as of yet understand the strategy of the right. All I know is that I’m hearing, if we lose 2012 we lose a Country. We have done nothing to answer the left except hoping they will just implode and go away. Well, that’s a hell of a strategy! As we wait for them to implode we are seeing a Country falling deeper into an economic and cultural abyss. We had a great opportunity with Governor Palin, today we are just hoping, hoping to survive. The left and liberal media still despise Governor Palin. They saw David in 2008, a woman who was ready to take on the Goliaths within the political and cultural arenas, but we took their trembling words of fear to heart and we only saw an unelectable, irrelevant nobody. We better start realizing what is happening and find a new strategy. We are fighting for survival, when we should be enjoying life. What the hell is our strategy…?!