The Media Elite’s Crucifixion of Sarah Palin
I am 49 years of age and have witnessed 12 presidential election cycles in America. Our family was living in Big Stone Gap, Virginia when President Kennedy was assassinated. I recall the Vietnam War era in the sixties, and the rise of the left wing Democrats under George McGovern, which shifted the Democratic Party platform from a moderate-conservative group to eventually an openly liberal anti-war, pro-choice platform that now seems to permeate the party base.
The previous generations of my family were coal miners from West Virginia. My great grandfathers Rexrode and Bava, along with my grandfathers John Bava and William Stone, all worked miles underground in dark caverns of the coal mines, chipping away under the mountains, providing a major energy source for North America. The coal miner’s union was always pro Democrat, thus the coal miners always, without question, would vote for the Democratic candidate in all elections. The Union was a great help to the miners and when my Grandfather died at age 84 the UMW paid his entire medical bill. Without the union, many miners would have starved to death during the occasional slow times and shut downs. Thus I am grateful to UMW leaders who cared for these hard working miners for many years.
However, the state of West Virginia has shifted from a Democratic state and has voted for the Republican candidate in the past several elections. Being from West Virginia and having talked to hundreds of individuals from the state, I have asked them why has there been a political shift. The common answer is the leadership in the Democratic Party has left the important moral and social Bible based values and is now controlled by left wing ideological extremists, who have built a platform which demands abortion rights, gay rights and large government which are contrary to the moral and social and spiritual beliefs of a vast number of West Virginians.
One thing that greatly disturbed not just West Virginians, but every person that Pam and I personally know, was the biased public crucifixion of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. In the spring of 2008, I was ministering in a regional meeting in Indiana and heard from a very reliable political source that the selection of John McCain would be the female governor of Alaska. The woman who told me this said Mrs. Palin was “a brilliant person with strong character and faith.” I had forgotten about this prediction until the afternoon that Senator McCain introduced the governor as his running mate.
As I followed the campaign, I paid careful attention to the words she spoke and her vision for America. A staff worker for the opposing campaign has admitted they did not know what to do with her. Senator Obama had rejected Hillary Clinton, and there was a concern that many of the 18 million Hillary voters would jump ship and vote for Palin. With such concerns there was only one thing to do, the same thing the Pharisees did when they felt threatened by the popularity of Christ – plan for a public crucifixion. The anti-Christian media immediately found a hammer and some nails and began dragging the governor’s good name through the mud. Soon word was out that Palin was “beautiful but not smart enough to be President if McCain were to suddenly die in office.”
The opposing side sent lawyers to Alaska to dig up any dirt and find any skeletons hanging in a closet to embarrass the governor. Nothing of significance was discovered or uncovered that was not already public knowledge. When this failed, then major news magazines had their writers to attack the religious background and faith of the governor, painting her as some religious fanatic on a fringe who believed in the coming of Christ. Readers were warned about putting someone with these “apocalyptic” beliefs in office. Of course, Americans were also warned of electing Reagan and George Bush as presidents because of their religious beliefs! The theory suggests that a president who believed in the prophetic Scriptures might be tempted to pull the nuclear trigger to introduce the last days. Amazingly, we survived eight years of Reagan and instead of a nuclear war, Communism collapsed! During eight years of Bush, instead of Armageddon, his leadership helped prevent about 35 possible terrorist attacks in America, and neither of these two Bible reading presidents performed an apocalyptic act of self destruction!
For many weeks the brain dead news media found it necessary to crucify Sarah Palin afresh on a daily basis. I won’t repeat all of the criticism, but want to make one observation. I believe many in the legislative branch of the government have hardened their hearts as Pharaoh did in Egypt. After politicians have lived in Washington and served for long terms, it appears they forget what it really means to suffer financially, struggle to make house and car payments, and even cut back on grocery shopping because of high prices. The establishments in the political elite from both parties spend hours and days with rich lobbyists who continually finance their campaigns to ensure their re-election, for the small price of passing legislation in favor of their lobbying groups.
Sarah was the greatest breath of fresh air I have seen in 12 election cycles. She was not an Ivy League lawyer, educated by old school socialist professors with an agenda to transform America into a socialist government. She was not a professional politician who used her family name and family wealth (such as the Kennedys) to “buy” her way to a position. She was a mayor, governor, a mom who even stopped by Wal-Mart to buy diapers for her infant son. It was her simplicity; sincerity and humility that caused cold sweats among her opposition and made the anti-god Christian critics become hate mongers on steroids.
Recently, an unidentified member of the McCain campaign came out criticizing her again. First, what type of person with any integrity would make negative statements and not back them up with their name or identity? When I receive critical letters or e-mails from negative people who do not sign their name, it goes in an Office Max shredder next to my desk. A nameless critic has the same integrity of a masked robber who is willing to strip you while hiding their identity.
Had McCain not chosen Mrs. Palin, he could have possibly lost several states that he won. She brought new life to the base and energized many for the McCain/Palin ticket. It was refreshing to see a woman of character who was not from a linage of professional politicians and was not marketed by the media, speaking from her heart and not just from a teleprompter.
You could see Sarah’s magic with the people this past weekend in an interview with Hannity, at the Ames Iowa State Fair the weekend of the Iowa GOP Debate and Straw Poll (in which she was not taking part), where she and her family rolled in, in her tour bus. They have traveled around the country as Sarah gives inspirational talks on the greatness of America and supports events and candidates as asked. She garnered a much larger and much more enthusiastic crowd than any of the candidates or other guests in the 3-days of interviews on Hannity’s show or anyone else’s. It really is a shame that so many Americans allowed a liberal media, who blindly supports someone who fundamentally wants to transform America into a shell of what she used to be, to degrade and demean a woman who loves America, capitalism, and the Constitution and would fight to the finish for us to fix the debt crisis, make us energy independent, uphold the Constitution and restore America’s greatness.
Americans always want a down to earth person, who can relate to their needs and lives, to run. That is Sarah Palin. And fiscal conservatives, she is the closest candidate out there to Ronald Reagan’s beliefs… so why would people allow the elite media to destroy her and thereby the opportunity to elect someone who would fight for us and our values… why?
Palin has a passion for this country! That is why she neither has to speak in a monotone from prepared remarks on a teleprompter or repeat talking points over and over again. She speaks from her heart. M~
Sarah Palin has made her mark and the established elite media and political talking heads cannot just make her disappear. Personally, I hope she continues her quest to help this nation and allows her words to not be an echo from the past but a voice for the future. And this is my humble opinion as a tax paying American citizen.
If you still have doubts about Sarah Palin based on what you know of her from the mainstream media smears (and especially the ‘Journolists’) or even waaaay back to just that one Katie Couric interview after she was first tapped by McCain as his running mate, do yourself a favor and read her book(s) America by Heart, do a little independent research yourself and go see the movie ‘about’ her: Undefeated before counting her out!!
We are in the fight of our lives America!! And Sarah Palin is a fighter!!