Wednesday, November 18, 2009
In an article called "Why the Left Fears Sarah," Bob Weir looks into that subject exactly: why the Left fears Governor Palin. Common sense dictates that we admit no one wastes time trying to destroy someone they don't deem a threat. No, you barely recognize a non-threat, don't acknowledge her, and half the time don't even know she's there. The governor doesn't fall into any of these three categories.
Sports offer a good look into this reality. I coached varsity basketball for years, won back-to-back conference championships, and spent many hours viewing tape, planning practices, and hashing out game-day strategies. I can tell you right now I never wasted time figuring out who would double-down on a player likely to spend most of the game on the bench, I never put my best defender on a non-scorer, and I never breathed a sigh of relief when the opponent's 10th girl off the bench fouled out. I didn't even care. Again, we all know that no one wastes time on anyone who is not threatening. However, I showed no mercy on the star player because I knew she had the capability of exposing my team's weaknesses and firing up the rest of her team.
So those who say the full-court press attack employed by Liberals against Governor Palin has nothing to do with the fear she conjures up in them are simply not being honest. Clearly, she creates waves of terror within them. That's a common sense given. So we might as well contemplate why.
Weir, writing for American Thinker, states the following:
What this country needs is a strong conservative leader with the courage of her convictions. Sensing those qualities in Sarah Palin, the liberal left is becoming frantic because they can't seem to halt her popularity. The reason they're panicking is because they're afraid of her connection with regular folks who work for a living, pay their taxes, attend a religious worship service regularly, and believe that our country has lost the moral fiber that once united us. The book Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy covered several historical figures who stood up against the corruption surrounding them and defeated it. Sarah Palin did exactly that in her home state of Alaska. In a saner time in our history, she'd be a shoo-in for the White House.
But we're living in an era of in-your-face corruption, a time when elected officials rob us blind and dare us to do something about it. The powerful Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, New York Congressman Charles Rangel, is facing a growing investigation of ethics violations and tax scandals. When the man empowered with the responsibility to write our tax laws refuses to pay his own taxes, something terrible has happened to our country. With a laundry list of misbehavior attributed to him, Rangel boldly clings to his seat, his chairmanship, and his reelection bid.
I could illustrate hundreds of other examples of rampant corruption by people in elective office. Pointing to government decay is the job of the free press. But are they hounding any of the power-hungry scoundrels that masquerade as symbols of decency and honor? No, they're engaged in a continuous merciless attack on a woman who has led the way in the fight against the very corruption being overlooked by those who have become blinded by ideology.
Sarah Palin is a threat because she symbolizes decency in a country taken hostage by moral degenerates. If she isn't stopped, this country might end up reclaiming some of the values that made us the envy of the world.
Sounds like Weir is saying the Left fears Governor Palin because her values are right. Fascinating article. Read it here.