There are many disturbing details in the current bill that Washington is trying to rush through Congress, but we must stick to a discussion of the issues and not get sidetracked by tactics that can be accused of leading to intimidation or harassment. Such tactics diminish our nation's civil discourse which we need now more than ever because the fine print in this outrageous health care proposal must be understood clearly and not get lost in conscientious voters' passion to want to make elected officials hear what we are saying. Let’s not give the proponents of nationalized health care any reason to criticize us (boldface added).In an earlier blog post, I criticized liberal and conservative protestors. Despite distributing my criticism across the ideological spectrum, a hearty discussion is taking place in the discussion section of that post which portrays the essay as a mean-spirited attack on conservatives. Palin, however, seems to be speaking exclusively to her constituents ("us"), who are overwhelmingly conservatives. I wonder whether this means she is an evil elitist attacking the people who are simply trying to speak. Tune in!
Recently, Palin herself provoked criticism after she said that Obama's proposals would allow the government to kill her developmentally disabled son. The claim is patently false.
Finally, for those of you who will likely reject this essay, on the grounds that I undoubtedly suffer from "Palin Derangement Syndrome" and only listen to her now because she has criticized conservatives [insert filler], take a look at these links:
Is Liberal Sexism Against Palin OK? No!
Washington Post Proclaims That "Sarah Palin Picks Ferraro as Favorite Vice President." Shocking -- Yes. Truthful -- No.
Palin's Neiman Marcus Run a Drop in the Bucket: 2008 Is Most Expensive Election Ever
CNN and CBS Release Highly Misleading Polls Regarding VP Debate
Palin: A Roveian Strategy?
Madness from the Left and Right: Obama's Birth and Palin's Divorce
The Democrats' Palin Strategy: A Bridge to Nowhere!
Like a Moose Caught in the Headlights? How Will Sarah Palin Do Tonight?
November Surprise Regarding Troopergate: Palin Did Not Break Any Laws, Alaska Board Finds.
By my count, I have defended Palin more than many conservative commentators! Also, I wrote most of these essays during the Presidential campaign, when every self-respecting kneejerk liberal was in "promote Obama" mode. So, let go of the conspiracy theories and let's all address each others' arguments.