Why the Left Hates Sarah Palin


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It just happened again.

I spend a fair amount of time at my local coffee shop.  I like to do my writing outside and, besides, it gives me an opportunity to try and initiate political conversations with the people who pass by — my hope always being to begin to enlighten them as to what conservatives really believe (and not just what the leftist media tells them.)

Today, the conversation turned to Sarah Palin and my latest acquaintance blurted out: “Oh I hate her.”  Since she did not yet know my politics, and since we were in Los Angeles, it is clear that she expected to hear back what you usually hear back in this city: “Yeah, I hate her, too.”  Instead, I asked her why.

At this point I could have predicted her response because it’s the same response you get from liberals no matter who on the Right you’re talking about: “Because she’s stupid.”  I replied: “Being stupid is no reason to hate someone, but tell me, which one of her policies do you disagree with?”  It wasn’t hard to predict her response: “All of them!”

I continued to push.  “Well, then, if it’s all of them, it should be easy for you to name one.”  Her reply?  “They’re too many to list.”

“So don’t list them, just give me one,” I said.

This went on for awhile until my new acquaintance finally admitted that she didn’t know any of Ms. Palin’s policies.  Before she ran off – Democrats always run off when asked to provide facts to justify their hatred for Republicans – I looked her in the eyes and said, “If you don’t know any of her policies, perhaps you should look into them.”  She promised she would.  She won’t.  If there are two things you can count on with Democrats, they are filled with hate and empty of facts.

But it got me to thinking.  Given that these people don’t know any of Ms. Palin’s political positions, what is it about her that they hate?  It has to be her life story.  Now, to all decent people, Ms. Palin’s life story could not be more laudable.  She married her high school sweetheart to whom she remains married and with whom she is apparently still in love.  In the harshest of climes, she and Todd started a small business which, apparently, they ran well enough to purchase a home and raise a family.  Despite the long hours required to run a family business and raise children, when Ms. Palin saw that the public schools were not doing a good job in educating her children, she joined the local PTA and was so effective there that the people who knew her best – and in small towns like Wasilla there are very few secrets – elected her to be their mayor.

Apparently, Ms. Palin was so effective in that job that the mayors of the other small towns and big cities elected her president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors.  After a highly successful stint as chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, she ran an uphill battle against an entrenched Republican governor and was elected to the top position, Governor, of the largest state in the nation.  She did that job so well that her approval ratings – despite having ruffled the feathers of the leading political family in Alaska – bordered on 80 percent.

As Ms. Palin’s political horizons continued to grow, she found out she was pregnant with her fourth child, a baby with Downs Syndrome.  Despite knowing in advance that this child would require even more attention and care than other kids, Ms. Palin opted to give her child – Trig – life.

So, given that those who hate – hate!!! – Ms. Palin know nothing more than these facts about her, what is it about Ms. Palin’s life story that generates this blind loathing?  The answer is that, at every turn, Ms. Palin’s story debunks the myths of victimization and self-centeredness that is at the heart of the modern liberal ideology.

First, Ms. Palin is married with children.  The Democrat Party’s treasured storyline is that women with children – especially those who take care of them themselves – are oppressed, victimized and doomed to a life without personal fulfillment.  Ms. Palin’s life proves them wrong and the Democrats hate her for this.  If Ms. Palin were a Democrat she would have offed the last child before he was born so that she could have more “me” time to pursue her own wants and pleasures.  There is clearly something very “wrong” with this woman who allowed her “special needs” child to live.  They hate her for that.

One of the most obvious demographic differences between the Left and the Right is that people without children – those too self-centered and jealous of others stealing “their” attention, angry and hate-filled “feminists,” radical homosexuals and school children too young to have started a family — are just about guaranteed to pull the lever for anyone with a “D” next to their names.  Those married with children are just as assured to pull the lever for someone from the Right.

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  • Ryan

    The right can be just as shallow as the left. If Sarah Palin was unattractive, fake, and an annoying twit, say, like Pelosi, the right (and the media) would not have ate her up like hey did when she was named John's VP. Palin is easy on the eyes and essentially that's how/why she has gotten a lot of the benefit of the doubt up till now. The more and more she talks the more and more people of every political persuasion begin to realize she's just not cut out for it. She is a normal every day American, and there's nothing wrong with that. Most liberals and conservatives I know are far from living high on the hog. They work hard for a living and live life to the fullest, and I don't see any of them wanting to be Prez. And they're certainly not qualified.
    Sure, Palin was governor of Alaska. That's all well and good. But she is a quitter.
    People who are ttacking her are afraid of her… but people like me are not. I just leave her be and what happens happens. Sure, Reagen was a celeb too, but he had "it" and displayed a rather solid force of awareness and intelligence.

    • Ryan

      **Reagan

    • Thomas

      Unfortunately nothing you said is true. Everything you said is pure speculation and has no basis in reality whatsoever. Quit pretending everything you said is true and quit trying to convince us.

  • R4L

    Obama is the biggest joke lolol celeb president woooohooo!!!

  • Evan Hater

    This is the worst article ever written. It's funny that you concider yourself a Republican considering your are the biggest Democrat. It's funny that you stated in the article that you waited for a reply from this woman as to why she doesn't like Palin (and it's Mrs. not Ms). Whenever people talk to you if they don't agree with your view of things, you would never actually ask them politely give you an example or wait for an answer in a civilized manner … You will instead insult them and then make up the most retarded examples that absolutely have no meaning to try to prove a point you don't have. You don't talk to people to get their political insite, YOU TRY TO SHOVE YOUR VIEWS DOWN THEIR THROATS. Speaking or Democrats not owning businesses … I know quite a few and they are successful.

  • Evan Hater

    Continued …
    Going back to your article, you insult people that don't work and collect unemployment, etc. benefits. When was the last time you worked? You say you're a writer … when was the last time you had a book written by you printed? Oh that's right … NEVER!!! (I researched this before saying it). The last thing you wrote wasn't worthy of anything other than lining my bird cage. So again, try getting your facts straight before you comment or "write" about things. Why would anyone waste their time trying to have an intelligent conversation with you. You're about as redicoulous as they come and the most racist pig. In fact it's amusing that you talk about Democrats being violent. You're so racists that when people don't follow your opinions/views you are the one that becomes violent. Please find a home other than your local coffee shop. Then comment on things that YOU RESEARCHED AND CAN TALK ABOUT INTELLIGETLY AND IN A CIVILIZED MANNER. By the way … computers have grammar and spell check … try usingthose features in the future.

  • Drizzle

    Let me get this straight. You hate that liberals tend to lump conservatives together and won't bother learning about your views, yet you assume every liberal is exactly like the dumb woman you claim to have met in your example. Yeah, that's fair. And yes, it's perfectly okay to hate her just for being dumb. I don't hate the person, but I hate the idea of a complete idiot having any sort of authority in my government. I have plenty of friends who are idiots who married their high school sweetheart, opened businesses and had kids that i still wouldn't want anywhere near my government. And yes, if Palin were a democrat, of course she would have her kids aborted just for "me" time. All liberal women do right? If you so blindly support her that you can't see through the fact that when she speaks she never actually says anything, but are ok to assume all liberal women abort their babies well, I guess you're beyond anyone's help in getting you back to the realm of reasonable argument.
    I think I've already seen someone try the old, she's a legitimate 2012 contender as a reason for the hate trick. I laugh every time I hear/read that one. It just doesn't help your cause to keep saying that, Palin-Lover. Every liberal I've ever met is eager to see Palin as the republican contender, yet supporters of her keep claiming someone is afraid of her; other republicans are the only ones I hear of that are terrified of her getting on the ballot.
    They NEVER have an answer when they try to tell me that I'm afraid of her beating Obama and I retort by saying I would in fact love that. Anyone want to take a serious stab at that? Anyone? Please nominate her; double dog dare ya. Palin supporters also struggle to explain just who in the hell besides them will ever vote for her anyway. Forget the black vote, forget the hispanic vote and forget the jews after that blood libel thing, so how, just how is she any kind of contender with a tiny fraction of the voting black behind her? You can't just ignore this. I mean she plainly and simply won't win if she continues to go on pissing every body off, alienating everyone who doesn't walk right in line with whatever she believes.

  • Ryan

    Drizzlw knocked it out of the park, in fact, the ball is still rolling.

  • Bunny Payette

    I hope that the American public get some smarts before the next election….and votes for whomever you want except a left-leaning democrat. The world cannot afford another one who spent the last few years telling the rest of the world that they were not the strongest nation on earth…and tried to play in the same sandbox as the tyrants . I would rather live next door to the U.S.A. than Saudi Arabia, Iran, North Korea…..We need a strong right-thinking person in the White House…and if it is Sarah Palin….SO BE IT

  • simon templar

    Memo to all the left wing trolls posting out here.
    Your hateful, irrational, false, and arrogant comments about Palin say more about you than her.

  • Ana

    Relax its just satire even at the end it says hes a satirist :P

  • Packfan

    That has to be the silliest article ever written. Boy, she really put us democrats in our place. I feel like I lost IQ points for having read it. Dingbats are attracted to other dingbats, that is painfully obvious. You don’t have to be stupid to support Palin, but you have to admire stupid. The ignorant and uninformed have found another voice in politics, and Palin fits the bill beautifully. Party before country, it’s the Palin way, and the republican way.

  • Cheney lover

    Nice writing, not pollyanish at all.

  • philipjames

    Great article… ignore the liberal dolts… as you said in your article, the liberals are brain dead so any smart ass remarks they make are just gibberish anyway.

    • peace

      That is very impressive from someone who probably doesn't know the meaning of conservative…still, its a good thing that you can put all people into one group based solely upon their ideologies, but i suppose Hitler had some good ideas as far as blind hate went… didn't he?

  • anonymous

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  • peace

    I personally found this article extremely offensive and hypocritical. As you rant about how democrats blindly hate Mrs. Palin for nogood reason you group all democrats in the same mindset. I personally dislike her because I feel she is inapt to serve in government, seeing as she can't get basic facts right (such as Paul Revers's ride) and she has a woeful lack of reality ( for example, building a fence around her backyard is completely different than building one around the US). Suggesting that democrats hate her for allowing Trig to live is completely off kilter, and you fail to grasp the basic idea behind abortion – that is, would allowing the baby to be born allow the baby to have a quality life. It is not a question of "me time". It is obvious that you blindly follow the GOP's (or dare i go so far as to say the Tea Party's) ticket, and you blindly hate all democrats, as you whine about democrats doing the same thing. Blind hate is wrong – no exceptions. I am a teenager, and i believe that i have made a more coherent, unbiased argument than you…but I suppose that's what happens when you don't attach yourself to the underbelly of a corrupt party.

  • peace

    Allow me to copy your writing style, and simply reverse the target. Please remember that I am not part of a single party, and I believe that the entire party system needs to collapse. Republicans suck. They do nothing but spend spend spend. Obama rose from nothing, and this threatens the GOP, who enjoy clinging to their fruitless idea that the classes are perminant. Republicans never do anything other than lead the genocide of innocent people over seas. They're stupid, and only follow the ticket, posted on the corrupt underbelly of the GOP. Democrats love people, but the republicans hate people without having any reason at all.I went to a party and asked someone why they hate Obama, and they told me "because everyone does". This clearly represents all GOP, so it must be the worst party ever… Do you see what i did there you hipster? BLIND HATE IS WRONG!!!

    • Thomas

      You're completely and utterly indoctrinated BEYOND stupid.

    • peace

      Yeah, I'm probably indoctrinated. I reject all political parties in favor of choosing my own ideas because I'm indoctrinated. I visit leftist, rightist, and moderate sources, and critique them both because I'm indoctrinated. I speak out against the blind hate caused by partisanship because I'm indoctrinated…good job, you caught me, but next time, please consider what arguments I'm making before calling me a zombie, and If you would like me to clarify the issues I have with the article, I would be more than happy to.

  • alindra

    1."Democrats always run off when asked to provide facts to justify their hatred for Republicans"
    2. "If there are two things you can count on with Democrats, they are filled with hate and empty of facts."
    Aren't these rather hateful statements devoid of facts?

    Facts: "As Ms. Palin’s political horizons continued to grow, she found out she was pregnant with her fourth child, a baby with Downs Syndrome​" — NO, it was her FIFTH child.

    She should not be hated, but loved by the Democrats, because the attitude towards her exposed the hypocrisy of the Republicans. Have a watch: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-september-3

    • peace

      That is the greatest flaw in our system – we reject compromise, in favor of playing partisan politics. Both sides are guilty, and both sides need to work together for democracy to work. The super committee's recent failure is a perfect example of mindless, fact less, apathetic self absorbed government. Not so sure that Democrats should love her though…she is a tad conservative for most democrats, but one shouldn't let parties limit who they vote for.

  • myra

    What's up with those earrings Sarah?? .And then you have the all seeing eye one this page in it's sneaky way!! Do you agree with the one world order??

  • Sogi Gisom

    I ask all the Sarah Palin haters to give concrete evidence/example of her stupidity or shut their stupid mouth forever. I hold several academic degrees including a Phd but i must admit i cannot write a book as well as Sarah Palin has done. She cannot possibly write a best selling book and achieved a highest approval rating while being Governor of Alaska if she is half as much stupid as claimed by her detractors.

    Sogi

  • ANONYMOUS

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  • ANONYMOUS

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  • nik

    I work, make enough to be in the 5% of this country and I will still vote democratic. I would like to vote GOP but all GOP seems to be filled with is racists and bigots. I am a minority and I work hard. GOP seems to evolving into a lynch mob that considers everyone who is not of European decent to be not American.