Look, we conservatives know that Governor Palin is a class act. The media twists and distorts her words at every turn, and with each new attack she always responds in a dignified and upstanding manner. If all of our politicians spoke and acted in the manner that Mrs. Palin has over the last 5 or 6 years – we’d be living in a utopian society where our politicians treated each other respectfully even when they disagreed.
I don’t think I’ve agreed with everything Sarah Palin has ever done or said; in fact, I’m sure we’ve disagreed at some point. But her consistency with siding for freedom over government, with fiscal conservatism over more taxing and spending, and with tea party candidates over establishment candidates have given her a lot of credence in my perspective. What I mean to say is that her opinion carries weight with me, and with many others who think like me.
So I was eager to hear what she would have to say on the whole Martin Bashir, defecation incident.
“At this point, I’m used to it. That’s kind of a sad state of affairs to have to admit that I am used to it… “It was refreshing to see though, that many in the media did come out and say, ‘Look our standards have got to be higher than this. Those with that platform, with a microphone, a camera in their face, they have to have some more responsibility taken.”
Bashir took issue with comments Palin made comparing our indebtedness to China with slavery. What were these incendiary words that Palin dared utter?
“It’s going to be like slavery when that note is due,” Palin said of the debt the country is accumulating. “We’re going to be beholden to a foreign master… because there is no plan coming out of Washington, D.C. to stop the incurrence of debt, is there?”
Other liberals tried to make it sound as if Palin were saying that Obama was trying to enslave the American people. The race baiters tried to claim that she intended some kind of racial sleight with her words.
None of this is true.
Palin was speaking simply about the basic economic fact that if we continued down this road of indebtedness to China, we would be chaining (or enslaving) ourselves to them. Economically speaking, she wasn’t exaggerating.
However in this day of political one-upmanship, the left had to get bent out of shape with her remarks. Which led to Martin Bashir’s grotesque soliloquy.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could just keep from calling each other horrible names and argue about the issues before us? I guess that may be too much to ask.
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