The Sarah Palin Paradigm: Real Change
©2008 Christopher G. Adamo
is altogether appropriate that last April, when Barack Obama delivered
his disparaging commentary in
audacious effort was backed up by General George Washington, that most
resolute of “bitter clingers,” whose own reliance on God, guns,
and the valor of his fellow patriots in rags finally birthed this
nation, shedding their blood on such hallowed lands as Yorktown and
Over the last few weeks, Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has demonstrated, on several fronts, that her own background and abilities thoroughly qualify her to be second in command at the White House. More importantly however, with each passing day, she proves that her political worldview is far more reflective of the founders and the people of the heartland than anything offered by Obama or his minions on the left.
If her track record as Governor of Alaska, her convention speech, and her ability to remain unruffled by the disgraceful conduct of the liberal media towards her was not sufficient to make this case, Palin’s performance last week at the vice-presidential debate certainly was. It is important to remember that, at once, she had to contend with an overtly unsympathetic debate “moderator” while displaying the skills and proficiency necessary to assume the nation’s helm at a moment’s notice.
Of even greater significance was that she had to prove these abilities while successfully navigating the gauntlet of her running mate’s often-varied stances on the issues. Anything less would have opened floodgates of media skepticism about the compatibility of the two candidates. Nevertheless, she rose to the occasion and surpassed all expectations. Clearly, she is a person who is not intimidated by the erudite banalities of the “Ivy League.” And such a quality is needed inside the Beltway now, more than ever before.
The aftershocks of the misnamed “bailout” reveal nothing less. Though angry and vehement in their opposition as the contrived drama unfolded, Americans are just now beginning to grasp the enormity of this boondoggle. With barely a few days to consider the full ramifications of their actions, the Congress and President have committed the nation to spending nearly one trillion dollars.
Meanwhile, they steadfastly refused to assign culpability to the likes of Representative Barney Frank (D.-MA), Senator Chris Dodd (D.-CN), or any of the principals at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac who precipitated the disaster while funneling money into their own bank accounts and Democrat coffers.
This is “business as usual” within the politically incestuous circles of the Nation’s Capitol, but on a far grander scale than ever before. And since absolutely nobody has been held accountable for the incomprehensively expensive non-solution, barring a major house cleaning the nation can only reasonably expect more of the same. Under an Obama administration the only likely “change” may be that Americans eventually lose their ability to object to the similar outrages that are certain to come.
In light of this, it is worthwhile to consider whose past record portends any possibility of a truly effective “change” in the appalling condition of the federal government.
Few Americans are either so uninformed or willfully blind as to pretend that the Chicago/Illinois political machine is actually open and virtuous in its conduct. Yet Barack Obama not only survived within that system, he thrived there. It is virtually impossible to avoid the conclusion that, by refusing to confront the system, he was eventually absorbed into it. In contrast, Sarah Palin saw problems within the Alaskan government and proceeded to fix them.
Sarah Palin’s world, “bipartisanship” means that she pursues
corrupt Republicans as fervently as she pursues corrupt Democrats, a
severe departure from the D.C. mindset. In a similarly atypical
fashion, her most noted “flip flop” was to eventually refuse
funding of the “bridge to nowhere” after having initially voicing
approval of it. Refusing “pork” is a cardinal sin according to the
prevailing thinking in
Obama is not a Muslim, but is very close to its most noted American
advocates such as “Nation of Islam” founder Louis Farrakhan. He is
not a terrorist, but each passing day reveals deeper ties between
himself and the likes of Bill Ayers. He is not a mass embezzler, but
retains former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines on his campaign staff.
And he is not a traitor, but is wholly sympathetic to the likes of
Ahmadinejad, while being unrestrained in his criticism of
McCain, and not Sarah Palin, is at the top of the Republican
Presidential ticket. Nevertheless, as vice-president she would bring
an element of honesty and proven integrity to the nation’s highest
office, which it sorely needs. Clearly, Barack Obama represents a
pillar of the liberal/elitist establishment in
Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer and staff writer for the New Media Alliance. He lives in southeastern Wyoming. He has been active in local and state politics for many years and is a managing partner in Best American Buy (www.bestamericanbuy.com), an e-commerce business that markets products exclusively made in America. His contact information and archives can be found at www.chrisadamo.com.