Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Obama and Palin – A Match (Almost) Made in Heaven

Barack Obama is perfectly suited in the running for president. He has the ability to both energize and grow the grassroots base, to motivate voters with his superb eloquence and confidence. As a result, he has broken for all time the racial glass ceiling on viable presidential candidates, an accomplishment for which America should be grateful. He will, based on many current polls, quite likely succeed in his quest for the presidency.

On the other hand, Obama, according to a good portion of the country, is not yet experienced enough, and does not yet have the depth of judgment, to be president. Either way, perhaps the best argument for a McCain presidency is the (consummately American) end of divided government. Given the Democrats’ control of both houses of Congress, a Republican president will provide a semblance of proportional representation and help ensure the checks and balances that are so central to our vigorous democracy.

Interestingly, Sarah Palin--the focus of much of Obama’s current defensive attention--is an unusual case for America’s feminists. Ms. Palin has singlehandedly, in a matter of weeks, made the feminist movement largely defunct. Before then, much of the feminist movement was rooted in the left-wing: pro-abortion and anti-Republican, often animated by an anti-male, anti-religious fervor.

Palin is the opposite: simple, patriotic, both gun-toting and feminine (horrors!). She is from a small town, an outdoorswoman, with a union-card holding husband. She is committed to religion, family values and independence. She is certainly not the Dolce Gabbana-pants wearing, urbane intellectual from Greenwich Village or San Francisco, steeped in all-is-relative Harvard political correctness.

And yet, she has captured the media’s imagination and broken the (other) glass ceiling more effectively than any other woman to date. She has done so from primitive Alaska, small town Wasilla, with a family of five, happily married with conservative values – in short, she is an anathema to traditional feminists. That is why they hate and despise her. She stands for everything they are not and yet she has achieved everything they could not. And they will never forgive her for making them irrelevant, passé, an odd historical footnote.

Women have arrived – they are equal, they can and may indeed be Vice-President, lipstick and all. And who knows, maybe one day (God willing!) even president.


Posted on SlantRight.com: http://www.slantright.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1398

Posted on The Absurd Report: http://www.theabsurdreport.com/2008/obama-and-palin-%E2%80%93-a-match-almost-made-in-heaven-by-leslie-j-sacks/

3 comments:

Batya said...

very perceptive what you wrote about Palin and how the femenists are freaking out

Malcolm said...

Ms Palin did nothing to achieve her current role. She was picked by John McCain as a vote- and attention-getting ploy. McCain wanted Joe Lieberman as his VP, but realized that wouldn't play in Peoria. After this election, Sarah Palin will have as much a role in politics as Geraldine Ferraro, who was also picked in the same way. Hillary Clinton on the other hand, earned all of her clout and will continue to play an important role in US Politics, working in coordination with Pres Obama. Wanna bet I'm right?

Melvyn Rosenstein said...

I think you have focused in on the real truth of why there are such vehement personal attacks on Palin.

She shatters the very essence of the already dying feminist movement which has been far Left in its politics.

Their slogan of "a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle" is also shattered by the family oriented Palin.

Mel