As a diehard Democrat and Teddy Roosevelt progressive, I don’t usually praise anything Sarah Palin does. To the contrary, I usually try to ignore her, or if I pay any attention at all, to mock her. Still, I’ve got to admit, she’s got a following among the Teahadists. Check out her Facebook page, for instance, where she has nearly 3.3 million people who “like” her. Also, check out the response to her latest Facebook post, entitled – no, this is not a joke! – “Cannibals in GOP Establishment Employ Tactics of the Left.” First, a sampling of Palin’s argument:
…The Republican establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted the tactics of the left in using the media and the politics of personal destruction to attack an opponent.
But this whole thing isn’t really about Newt Gingrich vs. Mitt Romney. It is about the GOP establishment vs. the Tea Party grassroots and independent Americans who are sick of the politics of personal destruction used now by both parties’ operatives with a complicit media egging it on. In fact, the establishment has been just as dismissive of Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Newt is an imperfect vessel for Tea Party support, but in South Carolina the Tea Party chose to get behind him instead of the old guard’s choice. In response, the GOP establishment voices denounced South Carolinian voters with the same vitriol we usually see from the left when they spew hatred at everyday Americans “bitterly clinging” to their faith and their Second Amendment rights. The Tea Party was once again told to sit down and shut up and listen to the “wisdom” of their betters. We were reminded of the litany of Tea Party endorsed candidates in 2010 who didn’t win. Well, here’s a little newsflash to the establishment: without the Tea Party there would have been no historic 2010 victory at all.
…Many of these same characters sat on their thumbs in ’08 and let Obama escape unvetted. Oddly, they’re now using every available microscope and endoscope – along with rewriting history – in attempts to character assassinate anyone challenging their chosen one in their own party’s primary. So, one must ask, who are they really running against?
Hahahahahaha; is this great stuff or what? Go read the comments on Palin’s Facebook page, and you’ll see that most of her fans agree. Sample comments: “Very well said Governor….Thank you and God Bless.” “OUTSTANDING!” “Amen, sister!!!”
Based on all this, would it be fair to say that there’s a wee bit of a clash between the “grassroots Tea Party movement” and the Republican Party establishment? Hmmmm…gotta go ponder that one — for about 2 seconds. Answer: yes! And to that, I say, “OUTSTANDING!” 🙂