The left has a particuarly hard time with conservative women, whom they regard as apostates from the radical feminist cause. As discussed on both “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Hannity’s America” last night, independent-minded women like Sarah Palin and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann get under the leftists’ skin. So since they are incapable of engaging in a civilized battle of ideas, the Left resorts to vicious personal attacks.
The abuse heaped on Palin since the election is no doubt motivated by what she stands for and the fear amongst her enemies that she knows how to connect with the American people, much as Ronald Reagan did so effectively. Expect the knives to be out in full force as Palin tours the country to promote her new book, Going Rogue: An American Life.
The leftists are counting on their friends in the mainstream media to continue demonizing Palin, so that she will be ‘tainted’ goods well before 2012 rolls around. This time I think that Palin will be ready and that the American people will not be so easily fooled by the left’s character assassinations.
But even if her enemies manage to bring down Palin, the “progressives” will also have to deal with Bachmann. The left is beginning to panic because Bachmann is a formidable political leader with a huge following.
DNC National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan had this to say in reaction to the Bachmann-led, anti-Obamacare reform rally in Washington:
If the Republican party wants to make Michele Bachmann the voice of the party, that’s more than fine with us. We’ll help circulate the petition. But it is surprising that after Congressman-elect Owens won a special election by supporting the President’s agenda in a New York district that hasn’t elected a Democrat since Benjamin Harrison was President, that the Republican party would continue to allow itself to be led around by nose by the likes of Bachmann, Beck, Limbaugh, Palin and the rest of the extreme tea party crowd. It’s their extreme right-wing, rigid ideological agenda that has Americans leaving the Republican Party in droves – and so, if displays like today are what they think is a smart political strategy, all we can say is: go for it.
Actually, as shown by the triumph of Republicans running for governor in New Jersey and Virginia, it is the Democratic Party that should be worried about Americans leaving “in droves” because the Democratic Party is being “led around by nose by the likes of” Pelosi, Reid and the MoveOn.org crowd. And neither 10.2% unemployment – a nearly 40% increase since President Obama has been in office – nor Obama’s radical plans to transform the nation’s health care system into another government-run program are helping the Democrats’ cause.
In the latest Gallup generic Congressional vote poll, the Republicans led Democrats 48% to 44%. And even the far left Daily Kos’s poll showed that 55% of those polled believed that the country was headed in the wrong direction as compared to 41% who believed it was headed in the right direction.
The American people are waking up and independent-minded women like Palin and Bachmann will be out in front, helping to lead the charge to take our country back. That reality is what drives the left even crazier than they already are.