This piece, written by Mark Vogl, is worth a read. Vogl first discusses the immense problems our country faces, and the fact that these problems are exacerbated, if not created, by the permanent political class in both parties.
Whether it’s for the “children,” or the “least fortunate,” or “to save the planet” these special interests have constructed lines of thought and logic that appear to be sound and honest. And when it comes to the liberal side of the aisle, they all know that the government and tax payer money/debt is the pie that they are trying to get a piece of. Therefore make a larger pie and you get a larger piece.
But whether the special interests are on the left, or think tanks on the right like the Heritage Foundation, the key central connecting thread is that these people in Washington, D.C. think they know best, and that their agenda is the vision America must adopt. If Washington were a closet, it would be so full of items that the items would literally be showing themselves through every crack or pushing themselves out at the bottom of the door. If you have to open that door, as our freshman representatives do when they get to Washington, you would be instantly buried by all the clothes bursting out on top of you!
And this, as we’ve discussed repeatedly since the founding of this blog, is why Governor Palin is persona non grata to the ruling class in Washington … and why they never miss an opportunity to diminish her even when history proves her right over and over again. Vogl correctly notes that what the ruling class fears most is someone like Governor Palin, who possesses the track record and clarity of purpose to shake up their comfortable existence, coming to Washington and doing just that:
So Sarah Palin is not someone Washington wants coming to “their sandbox as the President.” Sarah is not in the box, not from the box, and does not like the box. Sarah Palin is from about as far from Washington as you can get. Her night time views are not filled with city lights, but the grand vistas of God. And Sarah’s vision of America is not contained in White Papers written at the Heritage Foundation, but ones held in the hearts of Americans from South Carolina to California.
Sarah Palin, Allen West, and it looks like Ted Cruz, are all people who have not been clothed in the items in the closet I mentioned earlier. They are still Americans who see what 300 million Americans could be. They don’t see Washington as “money tree” but as a guardian of the greatest idea every conceived, the American republic.
Sarah Palin is despised, hated, vilified because she is the antithesis to everything in Washington. She is the little grandmother in Texas who wonders if there will even be a family for her granddaughter to be a grandmother of! She is the small business woman in Missouri that was doing pretty good and employing people, but can’t do it anymore because of the fear of the IRS, Obama Care, and losing everything. Sarah Palin is the people at church on Sunday, asking God, ” … why are they pushing You away?”
The howls you hear against Sarah Palin are precisely because she is carrying a can of Raid, and if she gets into Washington all H… is going to break lose as the lights are turned on for the American people to see. You see, Sarah has a record of precisely this when she was governor of Alaska. Sarah faced down the large oil companies and won for her state. Sarah put the head of the Alaska Republican Party in jail! Sarah had an 83% approval rating by the people of Alaska in her third year.
Is Washington big enough for Sarah? In history, Washington has been as large or small as the President residing there.
Given the current occupant of the White House, it’s looking quite small indeed these days. And another Bush or Clinton won’t change anything. Read Vogl’s entire piece here.