August 29th, 2008. Once the media scraped their chins off the floor they grasped for every straw in the book, no matter how unsubstantiated, in their coverage of Sarah Palin. In the wake of that initial panic, a number of media narratives were spun that exist to this day. One of them: Sarah Palin is divisive and division is the last thing we need, so Palin is the last thing we need.
I agree. Partially.
Sarah Palin is divisive. She divides the true public servants from the rotten apples. She divides the elites from the sincere. She divides those who are only interested in their own power from those who truly want to serve their country. A counterfeit only fools you until you see the real thing. She's the real thing. What the powerful can't stand is that she shows them up for what they really are.
When all the rumors hit the fan, Jonah Goldberg went on Glenn Beck and said that Sarah Palin was a dye-marker of asininity; you can tell who's willing to make a complete fool of themselves in defense of Barack Obama from their coverage of Sarah Palin. While this quality makes the going a little tougher for Sarah, it's great for us. All we have to do is sit back and watch the wheat divide itself from the chaff.
Same thing with liberal policies. I touched on this when I talked about PUMA's for Palin; Sarah Palin divides those who truly believe in the principles that liberals trumpet from those who simply use those issues to garner votes and power. Palin drove the libs who were faking it absolutely insane, and in their insanity they dropped their masks. The curtain moved, and we saw that the Wizard of Oz was just a sad little man.
Now, are there some people who just don't get it yet? Yes. There are many Americans, many Republicans, and some conservatives that bought the media's line during the election. The wheat will be divided from the chaff with them once (if) they ever get the true picture of Sarah Palin. I expect her book to do alot in that arena. Sarah's book is her one shot to tell her story in her own words apart from the media hype. It will be her chance to reintroduce herself to the American people.
While the elite (those on the corrupt side of the aisle) are busy trumpeting Palin's divisiveness, the thing that fascinates me about Sarah is her broad appeal. Look at the diversity among Palin supporters. For instance, if you would've told me a few years ago that I would have anything in common with Hillary fans, I would've thought you were nuts, but here I am.
Once the honest divided themselves from the corrupt, the honest (who disagree on many issues) started talking to each other. Classical liberals, blue dog Democrats, and Hillary voters started chatting with Bible-belt conservatives, gun-toting rednecks, and biker chicks. Some pro-life and pro-choice even found common ground. Old Reagan Democrats proclaimed themselves Palin Democrats. Young American women learned that you didn't have to sacrifice your femininity to pursue public office. Liberal Democrats, like this guy, saw something in Palin they liked (talks about Sarah in the last minute):
So while there are many things that we disagree on, we are finding common ground to unite on. We agree that we need sound budget policies. We agree that we're not going to spend our way out of debt. We agree that we need to be in the position to defend this country from her enemies. We agree that corruption runs rampant in both parties and that our first job is to boot the weasels out.
It's a Big Tent mentality. It can be found at Tea Parties across the country and on multiple Sarah Palin blogs. Here's one example of a Palin Democrat fan vid:
More and more the American people are seeing through the far-left lies. They're seeing Obama for what he truly is. At the end of this four years, Palin's going to be in the position of, "I was anti-Obama, when anti-Obama wasn't cool."