Monday, June 6, 2011
Palin Towers Above Weinergate Like A Moral Giant-Even Behar Agrees
After the tawdry confession of Anthony Weiner the need for Sarah Palin to run for president has never been starker, clearer, sharper and more vital.
If even Joy Behar, who has been a vociferous critic of Palin, can state-after Barbara Walters made a ludicrous comparison of Palin and Weiner- "there is no comparison, I have to defend Palin and say there is no sex scandal in her background." then it is finally starting to filter through to even the most partisan on the left that the coming election is about morality as well as economics.
The economy will have "headwinds" as the embattled President 9.1 so describes them, and even with a change of administration and a new emphasis on low taxation, balanced budgets, entitlement reform there is no magic bullet. Rather,with the right reforms in place, the economic healing can commence.
However, whilst this would be taking place a different kind of healing is required-the righting of the moral compass of society. Whether the center/independent voters totally agree with the various aspects of the right to life concept, welfare dependency as a moral issue concept, personal economic responsibility, and a renewed emphasis on godliness in our general attitudes, there are signs that enough would respond to give electoral victory to a Palin candidacy.
This recognition that there is a malaise in society is complemented by even the hardened feminists coming to the conclusion that Palin has been unfairly targeted because of her gender and, dare it be said, a pride in Palin's accomplishments that has transcended leftist ideology. Again, whilst it would be too much to expect those who hold those views to vote for Palin they may be part of the healing dialogue.
The "progressive" left,e.g. at Daily Kos are beating their collective breasts as to how they were "hoodwinked" by Weiner, have defended a false idol of progressivism and "have egg our collective faces". They basically are saying they won't be so dogmatic in their support of such individuals next time " and should avoid the trap of a "tribal defense response."
It is to be hoped that this self awareness, born of being deceived, presages a new realism and, it is fondly to be hoped, a new awareness that bashing Palin for every perceived fault, calling her every sexist, misogynist name, attacking her family, her faith, making up terrible lies about her, is exactly the same as their "tribal" response to what they perceived as a false attack on Weiner.
Palin represents the best chance for the two vital things which the voters might consider for the next presidential election
1.A renewal of America's promise through a spiritual renewal led by a person with undeniably honorable spiritual and high ethical values nature untarnished by personal scandal
2.A renewal of America's economic potential by releasing the natural forces of the economy which are bound now by bureaucracy, outdated concepts and a blind allegiance to Keynes.