Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Barack Obama's "Sarah Palin Day"

They filed frivolous ethics complaints against her when she was governor or Alaska. They pushed untrue memes about her in the press. They caused the state to divert its resources from its regular business to answer FOIA's to find out if she ever emailed someone about a jacket or a speech that was not "government business." Today, President Obama complained "We do not have time for this kind of silliness. We've got better stuff to do." He noted "that the networks were breaking in to cover his statement," saying "he could not get this kind of coverage for 'all kinds of other discussions' like national security and went on the blast the press for focusing on an issue he believes is a distraction." So how was your Sarah Palin day, Mr. President?

All the stuff that is happening to Obama now is a "chickens come home to roost" moment. His campaign operatives, the DNC and his supporters lied and distracted from the issues when Sarah Palin ran for vice president and when she returned to Alaska as governor.

Obama ran an entire campaign and governed as President for the last two and a half years without having to deal with the nonsense that Sarah Palin has had to deal with in all that time. And she's not even an elected official. Sure, Obama was criticized on his policies and attacked by the Tea Party. But it wasn't until today that he was in Sarah Palin's shoes having to fend off a piranha-like media and attacks from a highly known reality show star.

Pop culture gave us Donald Trump's "The Apprentice." The media gave Donald Trump's birth certificate question the play it needed. And eventually academia will study what happened and analyze it. Oh, how tables turn. The Left once had a stranglehold on the pop culture, the media and the academia. Was today the conservative movement's Apollo 8 moment when it came to the implementation of the tactics normally used by those on the Left?

Alinsky taught us a lot. The conservative movement got its hands dirty. And while some question the tactic, it is just that a tactic. Lying about George W. Bush and Dick Cheney was a tactic. Lying about Sarah Palin was a tactic. What's a birth certificate and some college transcripts between partisans?

We are an American Idol society. Rush Limbaugh said we are in the era of reality show politics. We don't discuss issues anymore. We attack each other. We marginalize. We have keyboard fights in cyberspace.

Don't hate the players. Hate the game. But win the game.

We will never have lower oil prices until Obama is out of office, Sarah Palin said. We will never have adult policy debates until the liberals are destroyed. Until then, they will continue to play this dirty game. To survive, every once in awhile we may have to bring up a birth certificate. Every once and awhile, we may just have to play the game. Don't bring a knife to a gunfight. Bring a bazooka.

We're in a cage with a wild animal. You can't beat it by having a civil discourse.

Yes, there was a birth certificate the whole time. But why let the truth get in the way of a good beat down on Obama. Don't you think they'd do the same to Sarah Palin if the shoe was on the other foot?

Obama has shown us his birth certificate. Now let Sarah Palin show everyone her record.

Game on. It's only just begun.

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