Saturday, July 11, 2009

Palin And the Democrates

News : Excerpts (my comments in brackets):

The former Republican vice-presidential nominee and heroine to much of the GOP's base said in an interview she views the electorate as embattled and fatigued by nonstop partisanship, and she is eager to campaign for Republicans, independents and even Democrats who share her values on limited government, strong defense and "energy independence."

[Does she not realize the electorate, and all politics are supposed to be partisan? Its a two-party system. ]

"I will go around the country on behalf of candidates who believe in the right things, regardless of their party label or affiliation," she said over lunch in her downtown office, 40 miles from her now-famous hometown of Wasilla — population 7,000 — where she began her political career.

"People are so tired of the partisan stuff — even my own son is not a Republican," said Mrs. Palin, who stunned the political world earlier this month with her decision to step down as governor July 26 with 18 months left in her term.

Both her son, Track, 20, an enlisted soldier serving in Iraq, and her husband, Todd, are registered as "nonpartisan" in Alaska.

[Again, politics is supposed to be partisan. This is basic American political science 101. The problem is that there is not ENOUGH partisanship, and THAT is why more people are opting out of a party, particularly from the GOP. The GOP is no different than the DNC whether by principles or by tactics. Palin's clueless.]

The governor, 45, said she shared former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's view that Republicans, now trailing Democrats and independents in registration in many states, should back moderate-to-conservative Democrats in congressional districts and states where Republicans stand almost no chance of winning.

[This IS the problem. Moderates are liberals. What's the point in having a party platform if the leaders and people don't hold to them?? And what's with this notion of voting for a Democrate if a Republican has no chance of winning???? Pragmatism is winning the day over principles and THAT is what is killing our society. Talk about playing politics! Do whatever it takes to claim a win? ]

The object would be to build a majority coalition that reflects what polls suggest is the current center-right tilt of the U.S. electorate as a whole.

The barrage of ethics complaints hasn't been totally partisan. A Republican activist named Andree McLeod has filed many of the complaints against Mrs. Palin.

"She put personal and partisan political interests before the state of Alaska," Mrs. McLeod told The Washington Times.

Mrs. McLeod said she became friends with Mrs. Palin in 2002 and later grew disillusioned when, in Mrs. McLeod's view, Mrs. Palin didn't live up to her ethics-in-office promises.

Mrs. McLeod said Mrs. Palin, before and during her campaign for vice president, used her gubernatorial communications staff to promote herself at state government expense rather than to promote Alaska. Regardless of whether elected officials in both parties do it, she said, "A rule is a rule, and politicians and their staff who violate a rule get punished. Why should Sarah Palin be any different?"

Another friend turned critic, Alaska Republican Chairman Randy Ruedrich, said Mrs. Palin worked assiduously with Democrats in the state legislature.

"Her Alaskan Democrat allies stood for rapid government growth, increased government spending and taxing energy to the maximum and definitely did not stand for limited government, spending restraint, strong national defense and energy independence," said Mr. Ruedrich, who described himself as an early mentor to Mrs. Palin.

At the mention of Mr. Ruedrich's name during the interview with the governor, the temperature in the room seemed to drop 20 degrees.

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She hates the politics of politics; the division of two parties. Wait, division is ok IF its on HER issues. She's a double-minded, unstable person. That's not an insult, its an observation. Its the type of person the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement attracks.

This is the woman who said, “Get beyond the ideal of abstinence,” the 44 year old, new grandmother said. “Hey, life happens.” –Governor Sarah Palin to Greta Van Susteren on Fox News Channel, 2-16-09 in reference to her teen daughter Bristol’s pregnancy."

I think that statement is clear enough: her principles are merely theories and she throws them out when its too hard to personally hold to them, which violates the whole notion of principles to begin with. Not only that, abstinence and women at home raising their children and running the home are not options according to Scripture: they are commands for ever Christian wife. So we see her unstability or double-mindedness on various isssues. The lastest is to suddenly quit in the middle of her term as governor of Alaska. So much for her work ethic and integrity. She's not fulfilling her term she promised to her voters.

Anyway, I say there isn't enough partisanship! But partisanship should be based on principles. I'd be for two parties: Liberals and Conservatives. Let the moderates figure out their home is with the Libs. =)


Bevy said...

The Palin thing is a real
conundrum - :) I think you have more against her for her A/G connection?
I was part of the A/G church for about 10 years and was delivered! Took a TON of heartache and pain though! :(
I like Palin - but it's b'c of her rather plain speaking that I like. I also like her conservatism. My sis lives up in Palmer and has said she's done some good things for Alaska - b'4 the V.P. run.
Not everyone will like her. The MSM has a definite prob with her and don't really understand what she means when she speaks.
As for her comments on her daughter's pregnancy and subsequent birth of grandson - I can understand her comment b'c she's TRYING to honor the LIFE that been created. So she's trying to not disregard and disrespect him.
Huckabee spoke on his radio show this week - maybe Thursday and said that anyone with a stamp and an envelope can file an ethics complaint against the Gov of Arkansas or Alaska - and he said it's a really difficult system to try to work under.
Palin's staff was spending 80% of their time on these ethics complaints. Ridiculous I say. $2million spent by the State of Alaska - I guess peeps don't understand the conservative attitude of WASTING gov't monies??? I understand it. It's GUMMING up the system and she can't get state business DONE.
Also, so far EVERY complaint has been thrown out! So they're frivolous!
I can see why she will leave it. I can see her point of view ... Time will tell...

Denise said...

Hi Bevy,

No, my issue isn't as much with her AOG as it is with her compromise. The thing I've noticed is that the AOG/Charismat/Pentecostal movement tends to attract or cause some to become unstable...undiscerning, following every wind of doctrine, unsure and ungrounded in Truth. Palin has a reputation of being unteachable and rash.

I come from a Charismatic background myself, and I can understand the pain and heartache of realizing the error one is in, and then leaving it all behind to start again. Yet I wouldn't trade what the Lord taught me for anything...and I wouldn't want to repeat it either! LOL

As to the ethics stuff, time will tell, I agree. But those who worked with her and knew here also saw some issues, as was reported.

The larger concerns are integrity and principles, and this is where I believe Palin is revealing herself.

Principles are to guide us during hard times and difficult issues, and Scripture is to show us what to do and think, for the Christian. The integrity issue is in re: to her quitting her job halfway through her term. I'm sure she isn't the first to have to fight several complaints. This is part of the politics, sadly. Regardless of how hard it is, her first priority isn't about money (lawyers) but on fulfilling her promised (swearing) duty as governor.

When she dumped abstinence and made that merely optional, she just rejected Scripture which says its not an option. Biblical doctrine such as this cannot be compromised because of a relationship. Rather, Truth trumps everything including all relationships. It seems that she doesn't *really* believe abstinence is an issue anymore, based on her own proclamation. This isn't biblical nor conservative. Its like she thinks that reality can't be lived by principles, so dump the principles. This is pragmatism and its just plain wrong. Didn't fly 50years ago, but it seems it does now by so many. =(

Bevy said...

Hi Denise - Amen to NOT going thru that again ... :)
God bless!