Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sarah Palin, The Biggest Loser?

by Stuart Schwartz - November 16th, 2010 - The American Thinker

Media and political elites may disagree on the many consequences of what the president called a "shellacking" by the voters, but they largely agree that the biggest loser was Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin has once again been flagged for her unwillingness to play the game according to how the media and political professionals want it played. For them, it is a game, with taxpayer dollars as Monopoly money. But for Sarah Palin, it's about beliefs and values and service -- which disqualifies her, in their view, from life between the political lines. Sure, she won -- having helped more than sixty candidates to victory -- but, as Rush Limbaugh pointed out, the political and media elites are "a little miffed" at how the Tea Party and Palin put principle ahead of politics. C'mon, lady -- professionals don't do core beliefs!

It was her principles that represented the biggest negative for Karl Rove, whom Lee Cary of American Thinker characterized as the "lead consigliere for the Republican bluebloods." Rove attacked Palin as unfit for political leadership after she insisted on endorsing candidates based on their beliefs in limited government and traditional values. Principles, he sneered, are for amateurs; professionals believe in winning. In response to the attack of the former Bush advisor and Fox News analyst, Hot Air blogger Allahpundit reminded him that she is effective in large part because she is "authentic and unpretentious." Exactly, Rove thundered in return: those qualities have no place in Washington!

Karl Rove does not have any problem with an America dominated by totalitarian bureacrats, as long as he is one of the most important of those tyrants. He is not alone among the Republican elitists to show how out of touch he is with conservative values. That is easy to understand. He is not now and never has been a conservative. He is a big government progressive and "compassionate conservative" is a fraudulent ideology. Karl Rove and his disciple George W. Bush nearly destroyed the Republican Party. Its resurgence has been a result of running against the big government beliefs that Rove tried to foster.


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