After taking another hit from the liberal media on Wednesday, when she inadvertently misspoke, Sarah Palin went to work on them for their lack of scrutiny of President Obama’s many gaffs.
The comment that elicited leftwing guffaws came during an appearance on Glenn Beck’s radio program when Palin inadvertently mixed up North and South Korea. The mistake was clearly unintended and, as The Daily Caller points out, she did not repeat it.
On Thursday Palin fired back.
The former Alaska governor posted a blog on her FaceBook page pointing out a number of Obama’s gaffs since he took office, and the list—all supported by YouTube clips as proof—was hilarious.
The satire begins with the first of 10 of President Obama’s lollapaloozas: “A Thanksgiving message to all ‘57 states’” and continues on to include Obama’s statement that the United States is 20 centuries old; his “greater inefficiencies to our health care system” and “halt the rise of privacy” remarks. The governor, however, missed my favorite: that the United States is a Muslim nation, but in fairness, that was not a gaff. It was Obama’s actual opinion.
Palin has been the brunt of elitist attacks on mainstream news and websites almost nightly since she served as John McCain’s running mate in 2008, but nothing seems to work.
Last week, Palin’s book America By Heart debut, as expected, at the top of the bestseller lists, prompted Karl Rove, who criticized the Governor’s new TLC series, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, to admit that the Governor’s book tour of Iowa was a smart move. Although Rove is not an outright critic of Palin, the comment backfired and the leftwing press has made much of the jibe.
However, Palin is getting some positive treatment from the liberal right, as well. Over the weekend Senator John McCain correctly compared Palin with former President Ronald Reagan.
While Palin may not share the 40th President’s gravitas, eloquence or acumen for the stinging sound bite, anyone who watched Reagan’s rise cannot help but notice the similarities. Reagan was called unqualified by both Republicans and Democrats for 10 years before he became president, and repeated attempts were made by the media to silence him.
Sarah Palin inspires the same fear in the so-called mainstream media. At a time when as many as 30 million Americans are out of work and we are under constant threat by Muslim extremists, major news outlets devote valuable airtime to negatively covering the former governor’s every move.
Just two days before Thanksgiving, CNN’s resident angry liberal black man, Roland Martin, unintentionally summed up the Left’s obsessive attacks on Plain when he closed his op-ed by saying: “Any Republican with common sense should see that Sarah Palin poses an immediate threat to the future of this country. She proves that every time she opens her mouth.”
A threat indeed.
While I’m sure that all my fellow conservatives appreciate Mr. Roland’s concern for us, his warning was of course insincere. The fear on his part, however, is genuine. Yes, Mr. Roland, Sarah Palin represents a threat to Michelle Obama’s campaign to tell us what our children must eat, she is a threat to government-controlled health care, and she is a chilling threat to Barack Obama’s Muslim-friendly policies.
Palin represents common sense at a time when the country is in dire need of it.