Let me tell you, I like Sarah Palin. She’s a bit polarizing… of course that like saying that Cayenne Pepper is a bit hot. But that’s one of the reasons I like her. She flat out scares the Liberal Left. She embodies everything the Liberals tend to hate on. She gets Conservatives fired up, brings in the crowds, and brings in the funds. She is a serious political force to be reckoned with. This is why there has been a concerted effort since the beginning to ruin her. Much like Rush Limbaugh, “it’s cool” to dislike Sarah Palin. To dislike Sarah Palin is to take the more politically aware higher ground. As if there is a superiority factor to dislike her, and the Tea Party… just like using a Mac at a Starbucks.
The Tea Party needs to be taken seriously as well. Look at their Candidates in the last election… quite a few of them won, and some of those in areas that the GOP didn’t expect to win. Sure, some lost… but overall, the Tea Party won.
And this is why the GOP hates the Tea Party and Sarah Palin, probably as much as the Liberals do. The GOP doesn’t want to be told what to do. They want Business As Usual, which means they can spend and spend as long as they are Democrat Light and more “Centrist”. They don’t like Sarah and the Tea Baggers trying to yank them back to the Right. Yet look at what they did for the GOP… oh, the GOP will bank on them, and take full advantage of them for as long as they find any benefit. But the GOP doesn’t want to be told how do to anything. It’s obvious that while the Left didn’t get the message from the last election, the GOP didn’t get it either.
Sarah Palin cost the Election for John McCain? Come on. No one really liked John McCain. His campaign was completely stagnate. It was going no where. Obama had all the rock and roll and McCain had a rocking chair. He was the Last Choice for many Republicans. But McCain won the Nomination because Republicans have Open Primaries and Democrats swayed those votes by coming in and voting for the most Democrat candidate. The Dems picked the GOP’s nominee, which is why Conservatives held their nose on McCain. And then came Sarah Palin. And things changed. All the sudden McCain’s Campaign started to get jazzed. And in a lot of areas where Obama won, it was by tight margins. Had it not been for Sarah, McCain would have been blown off the map completely. A lot of people I know said “I didn’t vote for McCain, I voted for Sarah.” I’m one of those people.
But Sarah quit her Governorship! She quit because someone had to rescue the GOP. She has to go around keeping Republicans pumped up. Someone had to. No one else was. I’m not sure that there would even be a GOP left if it wasn’t for her. Sarah steps on the stage, and there are crowds. Crowds of people willing to open their wallets to donate… not because of the GOP candidates she’s supporting. Because of Her. She’s the queen of the Tea Party, and the Tea Party is growing. Palin needs to be taken seriously. Especially by the GOP.