Sarah Palin at the Switch

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    Fantastic write-up by Don Miller at the UW regarding the left's fanatic vitriol directed against Sarah Palin.

    Sarah Palin at the Switch by Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD

    Some great excerpts:

    As Dr. Arthur Robinson, writer of the "Pro-Science, Pro-Technology, Pro-Free Enterprise Monthly Newsletter" Access to Energy describes it, the American national railroad train is heading toward a fatal intersection. He writes, "There is a switch at that intersection. One direction leads to a wonderful valley of lower taxation, lower regulation, lower litigation, and less government – a valley labelled ‘freedom’ and ‘technology prosperity.’ The other direction leads to a destroyed bridge over a very deep canyon. The rocks at the bottom of the canyon are littered with the remains of many earlier civilizations. They are labelled ‘statism,’ ‘totalitarianism,’ ‘Marxism,’ ‘fascism,’ and ‘the tyranny of democratic socialism.’"

    Now operating as a free agent in the Lower 48 (states), Sarah Palin is likely to play a critical role in helping to turn the switch that turns America’s train in the direction towards less government.
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    Feminists, intellectuals, academics, the Beltway (Washington, D.C.) culture and its media acolytes hold a different view of her. Sarah Palin provokes a visceral hostility in these special people, which compels them to make statements about her like these: "Caribou Barbie is one nutty puppy" (Maureen Dowd); a "religious fanatic and a proud, boastful ignoramus" (Christopher Hitchens); "anti-abortion, a member of the NRA and thinks creationism should be taught alongside evolution" (Susan Reimer); "it’s her extreme narcissism that gets to me" (Pepper Schwartz, a professor at the University of Washington [yes, I know her]); and "her greatest hypocrisy is her pretense that she is a woman" (Wendy Doniger, a professor at the University of Chicago).


    While the intellectual elite (liberal and conservative) and feminists loathe Sarah Palin, a substantial proportion of the U.S. population quite likes and admires her. This is particularly true with people who live in "flyover country" – that part of America that lays between the Beltway/East (establishment) Coast and the West (left) Coast. A lot of people in flyover country revere her. In the 2008 campaign, adoring throngs in the thousands, and sometimes as many as 60,000 people would greet her at rallies held around the country. She became a national sensation. The song "I am a Woman," written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and wonderfully sung by Peggy Lee captures the attraction Sarah Palin has for many people, especially this verse: "I can make a dress out of a feed bag and I can make a man out of you."
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    The purpose of the 1,018-page ObamaCare health plan is "To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes." [Emphasis added.] This includes 45+ million Americans who currently have no insurance, which includes some 10 million illegal aliens that the plan will cover. It will raise taxes on small businesses and wealthy Americans and cut costs by rationing and denying care. Like the UK’s National Health Service, the ObamaCare plan creates a National Health Care Board, which will approve or reject surgery and medical treatments like chemotherapy based on its cost divided by the number years the patient is expected to benefit from it. As one observer explains, this means "If you are over 65 or have been recently diagnosed as having an advanced form of cardiac disease or aggressive cancer…..dream on if you think you will get treated…..pick out your coffin."

    The plan empowers The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information and Technology (in the Department of Health and Human Services) to "monitor treatments being delivered to make sure doctors and hospitals are strictly following government guidelines that are deemed appropriate." And it states, "Doctors and hospitals not adhering to guidelines will face penalties" (i.e. fines and possible imprisonment). The Plan empowers the newly established Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research "to slow the development of new medications and technologies in order to reduce costs."

    The plan also contains provisions, such as the "Limitation on New [individual private coverage] Enrollment" clause on page 16, that give government the power, with its tax-subsidized coverage, to squeeze out and eliminate all private health care plans and nationalize America’s health care (which comprises 20 percent of the economy). Worse, Section 1233 of the bill requires "senior citizens to meet at least every 5 years [every year for people with chronic illnesses] with a doctor or nurse practitioner to discuss dying with dignity." In these "Advanced Care Planning" sessions people over 65 will learn "how to decline hydration, nutrition and how to initiate hospice care."

    ObamaCare is medical fascism with a vengeance
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    The Anchorage Daily News called Sarah Palin "the Joan of Arc of Alaska politics, marching into battle against long odds on such big local issues as oil taxes and construction of a natural gas pipeline only to see her opposition crumble." In the Lower 48, Sarah could wind up being the "Joan of Arc" of America’s white, working poor. If she can do to American politics today what Joan of Arc did to French and English politics in the 15th century, there will be a lot of senators and congressmen elected in 2010 who will be beholden to her. Next comes 2012.

    Politicians in the Beltway who seek to turn America into a full-blown socialist/fascist state have good reason to fear Sarah Palin.

    July 30, 2009

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    Donald Miller (send him mail) is a cardiac surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a member of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness and writes articles on a variety of subjects for LewRockwell.com. His web site is Heart in Hand
     
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    Good article.
     
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    and they thought she was going away, lol, funny little block heads the liberals
     
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    You're welcome!
     
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    no. she just quit cause she couldn't do her job cause she was too busy whining. ;o)
     
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    yeah, you keep telling yourself that, its best if you do. she is still here and taking barry to task as we speak. she is not going where you would like her to go, lol
     
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    You are right. Barracuda Palin is too stupid to do that. She will continue to hang around and make an ass of herself. Maybe she will get a companion show to Rush Limpball's?
     
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    thats it man, keep it coming, let loose dont hold back.
     
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    i.e., lying and fear mongering.

    Hopefully, HELL has a place for a woman who uses her special needs child to score political points.
     
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    Some in here would do well to actually read Don Miller's write - up.

    He may just have his finger on the pulse here...

     

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