We Must Not Let the Elite Define Us!

by Sal on January 11, 2011

in Election 2012,Media,Media Bias,Politics

In the aftermath of the Arizona shootings, many on the left disgustingly blamed Sarah Palin for the act of an insane madman.  Over the last several months, in conversations that I have had with fellow politically-aware Conservatives, talk naturally turns to potential GOP nominee in 2012, and of course, Sarah Palin’s name comes up.  With few exceptions, most people I’ve talked to say something to the effect of “Oh, I really like Sarah Palin.  I think she’s great.  I don’t think she should be the nominee, though, because she’s too polarizing.”  Another common excuse given is that “the media will eat her alive.”  I have even found myself trying to look for another candidate, any candidate that fits my bill of being conservative, charismatic, and (perceptibly) electable.

Then this morning I came across this post from The Anchoress.  She wrote it over a year ago, and re-posted it this morning.  It started to make me think about the Sarah Palin situation, and the more I thought about it, the angrier I became.  We as a nation have lost our way.  Sarah Palin is the epitome of the American dream, a woman who has raised a family, started a small business, and then served in politics, first as Mayor of Wasilla, and then as Governor of Alaska.  She is the embodiment of the citizen-politician that our founders intended to serve, and then go on to resume their lives.  She has no pedigree, she didn’t go to a fancy Ivy-league school, and she doesn’t talk Washington-speak.  Yet, she successfully governed a state with major oil interests, cut spending, and lowered taxes. Somehow, though, she is unfit to be President.

It seems in this country today, that one cannot be President unless one is a member of the Governing Elite.  And that is a sad thing.  We saw similar treatment of Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Angle in the last election (yet not of Al Franken, for some reason…  I wonder why?)  Each of these ordinary, every-day citizen Conservatives is vilified and attacked by the drive-by media because they see an opening.  And we, as Conservatives, fall right in line and let the media define us and our candidates.  How long are we going to let the media pick who we should nominate?  How long are we going to let the media define who is “electable” (remember, in 2008, John McCain was described by many as the most “electable” candidate).  How long are we going to accept the premise that only the governing elite class can run for President?  It’s about time that we changed the rules of the game instead of blindly following the rules of the left and the media.

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