Note: On the whole issue of ethics charges filed Gov. Palin, supporters of Barack Obama, including a former head of the Democratic Committee, have condemned Sarah Palin for not aborting her special-needs son, Trig. (See http://draftpalin2012.blogspot.com)
What does the class hostility shown by the Obama Campaign, the MSM, and the Hollywood pinheads toward Gov. Sarah Palin mean to YOU? It means they also hate you, your family, and the people around you. In the eyes of Obama-philes, more than 299 million Americans -- the non-elitists -- are somehow ineligible to hold the nation's highest offices. [Note: This is cross-posted with my other blog, one focused on Sarah Palin. The vast majority of the time the posts here will differ from those on the other site.]
Conservative Joke of the Day:
Question: "Would you have water-boarded Khalid Sheik Muhammed?"
Answer: "Only if we'd run out of boiling oil."
When this news about class warfare gets fully understood, Barack Obama is going to start looking like a one-term president, a fate that America-dissing imposter richly deserves. The following is from James D'Troy, a superb analyst of the way Sarah's middle-class (non-elitist) status is used against her by Obama/Axelrod, the compliant media, and the collected nutcases of Hollywood. James's analysis shows the causes of what's widely known as "Palin Derangement Syndrome," in which irrational hatred of Gov. Palin springs up in our culture. The fascinating thing is how much more sophisticated and insightful James's essay is than anything produced by the MSM:
"As for the issue of class, I've had some debates on another board about this very issue . . . [The following is] lengthy . . . but I feel it addresses many of the issues of class. . . . The person whom I was arguing with has his quotes bracketed with my responses following them in quotations.
[Quote: By what standard is Palin a lower class woman (unless you know something about her morals that the rest of us do not)?]
"Nice assumption, lower class = low morals...lower class wasn’t the right term, more working class-lower middle/middle class if anything. Her husband, Todd, is definitely working class-oil worker, commercial fisherman-snowmobile racer-whom she helped for a considerable time supporting. Her own family, is lower middle to middle class-mother a secretary, father a high school science teacher, you should like that part..."
[Quote: Economically, she is quite well off perhaps not compared to McCain or Obama, but certainly more so than your average Joe Sixpack (and much of the elitist "mainstream media" for that matter).]
"Actually, as far as income, at best she’s middle to upper middle class now, rather nice she was able to work up that far, as opposed to her income working for her husbands fishing business, or her salary on the Wasilla City Council-$6000.00/annum, Wasilla mayoral salary-$75,000/annum, not bad but well within working-class/middle class standards (do you have any idea how much my plumber & electrician made this year?) and not nearly as high as those in the elitist mainstream media.
"The Palin family’s adjusted gross income of $166,080 for 2007 makes them better off than many Americans but it also puts them no higher than the middle class even by Obama's definition of ‘middle class’ which appears to set the ceiling for middle class at around $250,000 per couple. "Even by Washington, NY, LA, or Chicago standards, $166,080 is not a lot of money with five kids. There are ‘journalists’ in DC who make more than the governor's $125,000 salary. True, not all but still a fair number. We can talk about the Palin’s total family wealth(property, fish share rights, etc.) estimated at anywhere from $1-3 million which is not considered uncommon for a working/middle-upper middle class family depending upon the housing market.
"Yet, you’re still not grasping the concept of 'class'. It isn’t solely about income, it’s about education and educational pedigree, social circles, social activities, religion, and occupation. It’s the difference between public high school, community colleges & University of Idaho (state uni.) paid by scholarships, financial aid, part-time & full-time work, and bank of Mom & Dad Heath vs. Punahu (private high school), Occidental (private uni.), Columbia (private uni.), and Harvard Law (private grad. school) paid by the bank of Grandma & Grandpa Dunham, and racist Saudi advisers c.f. Khalid Al-Mansour.
"It’s also the difference between choices exercised how to spend money; on guns, ATV’s and dirt bikes/snowmobile racing for off-roading vs. trips to martial law Pakistan, Asia & Africa. It’s the difference between a non-denominational church vs. Episcopalian (National Cathedral, Washington DC) or for some reason overlooked a racist, anti-Semitic black separatist church hating whitey.It’s the difference between working on a fishing boat with your spouse vs. working at a Law firm and university(Chicago) with your fellow lawyer wife and terrorist Bernadine Dohrn.
"It’s about expectations for your children: no college vs. college vs. military service vs. married after high school vs. prep school in tony Washington DC. It’s about where you live: small town America(Wasilla & Juneau-Pop. 30,000) vs. Kenwood, Chicago, Illinois-with neighbors like Bill Ayers and Louis Farrakhan. Class can be seen in the choices people make from their cars, hobbies, to spending habits, to even the type of dog they own (rottweiler vs. "Bo" the First Dog) It’s all more complex than your post allows.
[Quote:Most of the contempt aimed at Palin was due to her lack of intellect, education, and (most damning, IMHO) curiosity about the world.] "No, most of the contempt was aimed at her perceived inexperience (although vis-a-vis Obama, she had more than him all without the disturbing links to numerous left-wing bigots and Chicago slimeballs), her supposed ethical improprieties(trooper-gate, etc), her working-class background (How Williams, Couric, and Gibson, and the media loved the Obamessiah European tour!!!), lack of Ivy League education, perceived religious beliefs (the 'evil spirits' prayer), pregnant teen-age daughter (How White Trash of the Palin family!!!!) or c.f Andrew Sullivan, was Palin hiding another birth?), allegations about Palin seeking to ban books, and overall alleged lack of sophistication that didn’t meet the elitist standards of the mainstream media, which did not show her in the best light c.f. Charlie Gibson’s (Princeton B.A.) [and Katie Couric, B.A. University of Virginia] edited and sneering interview vs. the kid gloves treatment Obama received.
"More importantly, you should worry less about whether someone has been to Europe or outside the US, and worry more about their records and the responsibilities they’ve shouldered and whether they can do the job. The fact that Obama spent most of his life around people who were left-wing ideologues and/or bigots(mother, bio-father, step-father, uncle ‘Frank’, Chandoo Brothers, Edward Said, Rashid Khalidi, Khalid Al-Mansour, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dorhn, Michille Obama, Father. Pflegler, Rev. Wrong, Raila Odinga, et al.) sans the last two running as POTUS is something conveniently ignored by the media, and people like you and the Americans who voted for style over substance.
"However, what is indisputable is that culturally, economically, and socially, Palin, was brought up in a working class-middle class environment and for most of her life has been part of that working class-middle class social and economic circle, recent history notwithstanding. That makes her set of experiences totally and completely in line with what the majority of most Americans experience and can relate to as opposed to Obama, whose life has been so bizarre and ideologically vested, that the only way one can illustrate the degree to which it is bizarre and ideological is to compare it to a right-wing analog.
"In spite of that, it was all ignored because even though Sarah Palin was closer and better representative of the majority of Americans, the media wanted to showcase the narrative of a black man becoming president. In addition, what is also indisputable is that the message sent from the East Coast media, political, and social elite to the nation and especially the white working classes through Palin’s media ravaging was that although they want nothing to do with ‘small town/rural America’, they still wanted to rule over them."