View Full Version : Palin Derangement Syndrome explained.

11-18-2010, 04:33 AM
Condensed down to the gist of the article, which I think nails it:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 11pt'>And then it hit me.</span> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>The reason Palin has become such a lightening rod, a kingmaker and a punching bag, a celebrity and a power player, is simple. It's because she's so gosh darn happy.</span>

For her fans, like the ones I had the pleasure of meeting in Chicago, she's refreshingly upbeat and resilient, the bubbly friend from childhood who was always great at cheering you up and cheerleading you on.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>But for her detractors, nothing raises the ire of cynical liberals more than a happy-go-lucky, totally unburdened, freethinking and self-assured conservative woman who has everything she wants and then some. And without anyone's help.</span>

Sure, she'll tell you that Todd, her parents and her children are an invaluable support system. But after eight years of hearing that George W. Bush was a nepotism experiment gone wrong, Sarah Palin has made it here (wherever this is) on her own. John McCain's imprimatur certainly launched her into the national spotlight, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>but she became the youngest and first female governor of Alaska all on her own.</span>
<span style='font-size: 17pt'>How dare she?</span>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Liberalism, after all, needs to imagine an unhappy populace. Passing sweeping entitlement programs and convincing voters that big government is the answer only works if people are frustrated with their stations in life.

Thus Palin is a real threat to front-office operations.</span>

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>And Sarah Palin, more than almost any other public political figure, represents the "can do" rugged individualism and self-reliance that liberals fear most.</span> She's not just running her household. She ran her state! And in her new documentary series, we see that independent streak clear as glacier water. Whether she's casting for salmon or scaling the rockface at Denali, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>she's smiling - and just won't quit.</span>

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>It isn't the angry, antiquated feminism of a Barbara Boxer. Or the pushy defiance of a Nancy Pelosi, who refuses to go quietly into that dark night. Or even the brash "I can make you regret being born" argumentativeness of an Ann Coulter.</span>

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>It's the kind of ambition that comes from confidence in her convictions and the security of knowing that no matter what happens to her in the press, she's got a happy home life and everything she needs to survive in the wild - the Washington wild, that is.</span>

If Palin's critics really want her to go away, they don't have to worry about her politics, her faith or her folksy rhetoric. They need to worry about her boundless happiness which, like her favorite hunting weapon, is poised to be a warm gun for anyone who dares cross her path.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2010...l#ixzz15d2EgMJ9 (http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2010/11/17/2010-11-17_sarah_palins_happiness_is_what_really_irks_libe rals.html#ixzz15d2EgMJ9)</div></div>


11-18-2010, 08:04 AM
And conversley, liberals seem to be so often miserable, not satisfied with anything, and victims of those they resent.

As a general rule, I think being positive and upbeat is probably a healthier life choice.


11-19-2010, 01:52 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The reason Palin has become such a lightening rod, a kingmaker and a punching bag, a celebrity and a power player, is simple. It's because she's so gosh darn happy. </div></div>

LOL....yeah...that must be it. LMAO

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Couric: And when it comes to establishing your worldview, I was curious, <u>what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this to stay informed and to understand the world</u>?

Palin: <span style='font-size: 14pt'>I've read most of them,</span><span style="color: #CC6600">LOL</span> again <span style='font-size: 20pt'>with a great appreciation for the press, for the media.</span> <span style="color: #CC6600">Really? Is that what she says now?</span>

Couric: <span style='font-size: 14pt'><span style="color: #3333FF">What, specifically?</span></span>

Palin: <span style='font-size: 14pt'><span style="color: #3333FF">Um, all of them, any of them</span> </span>that have been in front of me all these years.

Couric: <span style='font-size: 17pt'>Can you name a few?</span>

Palin: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news, too. Alaska isn't a foreign country, where it's kind of suggested, "Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C., may be thinking when you live up there in Alaska?" Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America</div></div>

ie, no.