Friday, January 22, 2010

Sarah Palin: To Be or Not To Be... A 'Commonsense' Conservative

This past Wednesday, Sarah Palin announced she will be campaigning for Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas, Michele Bachmann, the Congresswoman from Minnesota and John McCain, the RINO from Arizona. Her Facebook announcement is entitled ‘Ride the Tide with Commonsense Candidates!’ Where’s the ‘commonsense’ in campaigning for John McCain?

Rick Perry is the Governor who informed The One, last year, Texas can secede from the union if Washington goes too far. Michele Bachmann is the Congresswoman who called for the two emergency marches on Washington, last fall, to stop ObamaCare from being shoved through Congress. I understand Palin’s decision to back these candidates for re-election. They are solid, conservative candidates that America needs in order to continue our fight for liberty and to save our Constitution.

John McCain is the Senator who turns on his party and the party’s core beliefs every chance he gets. McCain is the one whose campaign finance legislation was just overturned by the SCOTUS as being unconstitutional. McCain is the one that fought for illegal immigration to be accepted and embraced by American citizens. McCain is the one that ‘walks across the aisle’ more than he stays in his own seat!

McCain is the one chosen by Republican blue bloods to be their nominee for President in 2008. McCain is the one whose presidential campaign was dying a slow death until he picked the Governor of Alaska to be his running mate. Is that why she’s campaigning for McCain? Is it a sense of obligation, loyalty or as she told Glenn Beck yesterday, “I'm supporting him. I keep my word.”

No matter the reason, I must confess, when I read her Facebook post I was very disappointed. For those of you that read this blog regularly, you have concluded that I am a Sarah Palin fan. When she came to my town campaigning in 2008, I was in the front row at the rope line directly in front of her while she spoke, I shook her hand and spoke with her that day and I have an autographed copy of the first edition of Going Rogue.

Not only am I disappointed, the remarks I’ve seen in the blogosphere are red hot! People are very upset with her for supporting McCain for re-election and I believe Palin is going to pay dearly for this decision. We the People don’t like John McCain and that should have been obvious in 2008 when she was his running mate. If not for her, his candidacy would have been a total failure. Even his hatchet man, Steve Schmidt, admits they would have had a much more humiliating defeat if Sarah Palin had not been on the ticket.

Since McCain’s re-election bid is in trouble this year, he has called in the cavalry to prop him up and she has agreed to do it. I believe she should let him fall and allow a ‘commonsense conservative’ to take his place but, in the end, I will not abandon Sarah Palin.


Sarah Palin: Ride the Tide with Commonsense Candidates!

Read the text of the Beck interview Palin v Beck?
here or watch the video here.

"Tea Party activists are rightly outraged by Sarah Palin’s decision to campaign for McCain, whose entrenched incumbency and progressive views are anathema to the movement. At least she has an excuse: She’s caught between a loyalty rock and a partisan hard place. The conservative base has no such obligations – and it is imperative that they get in the game (as they did in Massachusetts) before it’s too late." - Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin: Conservatives: Beware of McCain Regression Syndrome

"No one seriously believes she’d be backing him if not for her personal loyalty to him, and McCain’s sufficiently infamous for his centrism that even her support won’t scrub him clean in the eyes of tea partiers."
- Allahpundit

Hot Air:
Michelle urges Palin: Don’t campaign for McCain! Update: Hayworth jumps in?

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