Sunday, July 12, 2009

Upsetting The Political Apple Cart

Sarah Palin is upsetting the political apple cart by promising to support Republicans and Democrats who support her agenda. Here is an excerpt from the Washington Times posted at the above link.

The former Republican vice-presidential nominee and heroine to much of the GOP’s base said in an interview she views the electorate as embattled and fatigued by nonstop partisanship, and she is eager to campaign for Republicans, independents and even Democrats who share her values on limited government, strong defense and “energy independence.”

“I will go around the country on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation,” …

“People are so tired of the partisan stuff — even my own son is not a Republican,” said Mrs. Palin...
Republicans and Democrats? That sounds like it might be a libertarian oriented coalition. Fiscally conservative and socially moderate.

And who might the Republican's be upset with in particular? None other than Illinois Representative Mark Kirk who the Republican Party is touting as a candidate for Obama's old Senate seat.
As one of the eight Republicans who helped a controversial energy and climate-change bill narrowly clear the U.S. House last week, Mark Kirk continues to take heat from members of his own party for the vote.

Much of the backlash has been anonymous, coming from critics who habituate, local political message boards and other Web sites. Using screen names like "Right," "Fedup57" and "Reaganlives," they've called the Highland Park lawmaker a traitor to the GOP and the nation.

Other detractors -- including conservative broadcasters Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck -- signed their invectives.

"If you have a Republican voting for this kind of government, what is the point?" Beck said on his June 29 Fox News program as photos of Kirk and the seven other Republicans who supported the bill appeared on a mock "wanted" poster.
Rep. Kirk touted his vote as a "national security" vote. I would believe it if he had voted to make it easier to drill for American oil. But Waxman-Malarkey? Give me a break.

I have covered this joke of a Republican earlier in a couple of posts: Mark Kirk Is No Traitor

Brain Dead Republican Enhances Party Image Here is how I started off that post:
And THIS abomination my friends is why the Republican party is in trouble. Big trouble.
Let me note that Alaska, where Palin was formerly the Governor, has effectively decriminalized marijuana.

So getting back to the topic at hand. I think Palin will do well in an era where "independent" is the largest and fastest growing political faction. Not to mention all the disaffected Republicans and PUMA Democrats. It looks to me like she is trying to revive the Reagan Coalition. She just might succeed.

Cross Posted at Classical Values


Neil said...

A little off-topic, but boy do I miss Mike Royko. I can't help but think that Obama would have been a laughingstock after Slats Grobnik and Dr. I.M. Kookie got done with him.

I wonder what he'd have thought about Palin. Probably not much, at least so far.

M. Simon said...

I miss Royko too.

Ms. Cris Ericson said...

Can someone clarify for me the precise real issue why Sarah Palin left her job as Governor of Alaska?

If she wants to help me with my campaign in Vermont,
I'd be more than happy
for her help here.

First, she should learn a little about me, to make a fair decision if she wants to get involved.
2010 Vote Cris Ericson
Vermont News

I also want to add that I can show her documents to prove how I have been abused in past campaigns.

And one more thing, voters tell me that the issue for them is not legalizing marijuana in Vermont;
it is really that the cops are allegedly taking money from marijuana growers along the Connecticut River which is the dividing line between Vermont and New Hampshire,
and that if a marijuana grower refused to pay off the cops,
then they bust the grower,
and the grower must pay the cops 50% (half) of their profits; that's what really bothers the public most,
according to registered voters I talked to while getting my name on the official election ballot for Governor and for U.S. Congress in 2008.

I was on the ballot for both,
but you likely didn't hear much about me because the Vermont Secretary of State, Deborah Markowitz,
who is currently running for Governor 2010 against me and against Republican Governor Jim Douglas,
used the authority and power of her office and the Official Seal of her office to promote three candidates for Governor in 2008 while fraudulently concealing the material fact that there were more candidates,
including me.

Vermont allegedly has more marijuana users than practically any other state.
Now you know why,
if what the registered voters told me is true.

Cris Ericson
879 Church Street
Chester, Vermont 05143-9375

ps. Yes, I did vote for McCain/Palin in 2008.