The LA Times is worried! Don't lose any sleep over that, but know it to be true! They've taken a look at the numbers and they don't like what they are seeing. Sarah Palin has silently closed the gap on the President in an imaginary 2012 election. Some polls even have her ahead!
But, this is the LA Times and so obviously it couldn't resist the urge to unleash the attack dogs again. Read this! "Not that it matters politically because obviously she's a female Republican dunce and he's obviously a male Democratic genius".
Now I have to remind you that I was a journalist in the UK. These days I get paid for my opinion and you read my opinion here, but back in the good old newspaper days, NO POLITICIAN knew my politics. The first lesson in the first class in journalism school used to be the Fox News mantra - "fair and balanced". I have no idea what they are teaching in our universities these days that would allow a comment like the one I just reprinted from the LA Times to appear in print. If one of my reporters had done that when I was editing three newspapers, I would have fired them.
Anyway - sidebar over and back to the main story here.
And the main story for me is quite simple. The left simply doesn't understand Sarah Palin or the way she resonates with the people. They have done everything they can think of to destroy this woman and indeed her family, and yet here we are on a nationwide book tour with people standing in line for more than 24 hours just to get 30 seconds with her while she signs the book.
How can this be? The leftist elite tells us she's an idiot. They make fun of her. They try oh so hard to prove she has a bad marriage. That she's a bad mom; that she was a terrible Governor; that she broke the law and on and on and on and on. And yet, the people love her. The left has NO RESPECT for the people, because of course the people are incredibly dumb. The leftist elite knows best what's good for you. You can't possibly know better than them. So how can the dumb American people simply not get it after everything the left has done to take Palin down?
It's real simple - SHE'S ONE OF US!
Not only that, but she communicates with us on an equal footing. She NEVER talks down to us. NEVER assumes she knows better than us. And NEVER tries to find a way around the CONSTITUTION. Wake up lefties! We're coming to take our country back. It starts in less than a year. Tick...tock...tick...tock...tick...tock...
I got side tracked again. The LA Times! They even reported today that the President's numbers are down to 48% while Palin's are up to 47%. It's also early enough in his Presidency for the Times to report the following without having an effect on his chances in 2012. "Although presidential incumbency has hardly kept Obama chained to the Oval Office, he and Joe Biden now own the U.S. economy, where their much-vaunted $787 billion economic stimulus package has so far stimulated unemployment to grow from 8% to more than 10%."
Having said that, the Times is also clearly concerned about the 2010 elections and shot across the President's bow today in an extremely direct way. "Historically, the White House party loses about 17 House seats in a normal midterm election cycle. That wouldn't change control of the House.
George W. Bush's GOP actually gained seats in 2002. Democrat Bill Clinton's first midterm election was a political Katrina, producing the Contract with America and so-called Republican revolution that saw the GOP take control of both houses of Congress after years of minority status.
Much of that turnaround was attributed to Clinton having run in 1992 as a centrist and then immediately pushed a more liberal agenda involving something called healthcare reform.
But that couldn't possibly happen again because of the popularity of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi whose current favorable poll ratings are -- let's see here -- OMG, only about half of Palin's."
Wake up lefties! We're coming to take our country back. It starts in less than a year. Tick...tock...tick...tock...tick...tock...
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