Sarah Palin PAC's 1st political ad, entitled "Mama Grizzlies," speaks directly to mothers, wooing their maternal instinct, a nature and focus group pro-abort feminists understandably find impossible to attract.
Furthermore, the ad has strong pro-life undertones, Palin's overdubbed verbiage having been lifted from a speech she gave at the Susan B. Anthony List's Celebration of Life event in May.
Palin is singlehandedly forcing the pro-life issue to the forefront of the 2010 election season. I've heard the Republican establishment is wavering on whether to spotlight the marked differences between the 2 parties and various candidates on abortion. More on that later. Even if it doesn't, Palin will.
Palin's idea to brand and target the pro-life feminist, heretofore untapped by politicos, is a stroke of genius. It is also an ideological game changer. According to Politico, July 8...
The video... also reflects how she has built a powerful platform in the Republican Party by doing things in her own unique way. Her lack of cross-over appeal may ultimately limit her political prospects, but at the moment she's already got more influence than almost any other politician on the national scene.
"She is speaking to other women like her - and there are a lot of them," said GOP strategist Alex Castellanos. "For years, people said the 1st female president would be a Republican. What if the most powerful political leader in the women's movement that has evolved is Sarah Palin?"
Palin recognizes the power she wields, and explained to Politico... "The tools I'll use, like this energetic video that showcases commonsense Constitutional conservative women, will highlight a significant movement in our nation as we advance ever closer to what will be historic 2010 elections" Palin....
The video "shows off her breezy, informal speaking style," said Donatelli. "The decision to reconnect with women and families is a good one."
Palin's support for female candidate isn't just smart politics for her, [GOPAC Chairman Frank] Donatelli added, but is "good for the GOP too."...
[L]ongtime Republican insider and fundraiser Fred Malek, a fan of Palin'sj... who is deeply involved in the Republican Governors Association pointed out that the GOP has "5 great conservative female candidates running for governor as Republicans, including one Hispanic American, and one Indian American" who have received support from Palin.
"I believe all will win," Malek wrote in an e-mail to Politico. "And Gov. Palin's encouragement will help make that happen."
Palin's decision to steer her energy toward electing Republican women has proven wise, said Republican operative Mary Matalin.
"There is "nothing so powerful as a mother in progeny protection mode," Matalin said....
"This isn't just another electoral cycle 'mom' constituency," Matalin said. "These moms are bringing their parents, husbands and children along."
And what's this? Pro-abort feminists are shifting a tad from mocking Palin to showing a little of the green-eyed monster? From Tennessee Guerilla Women, July 8:
It's just too d*** bad that the Dems don't have a liberal woman, with the star power of Sarah Palin, doing for women on the left what Sarah Palin does for women on the right.
Momma Bear doing a good Job :)Posted by: chris at July 9, 2010 11:40 AM
The problem is that no liberal woman speaks to the average woman. The average American woman does not look like most liberal politicians. Sarah Palin has so much power because women identify with her.Posted by: lauren at July 9, 2010 11:41 AM
HA! On the Tennessee Guerrilla Women....I remember when they showed up in the committee room for a hearing on abortion and they were wearing Taliban style dress.Posted by: Susie at July 9, 2010 11:44 AM
Many black people hate Sarah Palin, and I don't know why. I've never heard her say anything racist.Posted by: phillymiss at July 9, 2010 12:06 PM
shes a republican and alot of blacks tend to be democratic and think republicans are for the rich also they probably think she's uneducatedPosted by: chris at July 9, 2010 12:17 PM
"nothing so powerful as a mother in progency protection mode"
Posted by: Carla
at July 9, 2010 12:22 PM
"nothing so powerful as a mother in progency protection mode"
Posted by: Carla
at July 9, 2010 12:23 PM
Ask them why they hate her? You will get no answerPosted by: sp at July 9, 2010 12:28 PM
I didn't want to vote Hilary Clinton into the presidency because I thought her motives were wrong (raving ambition, proving to her husband she could be a better president) although I had to admit that men in politics are frequently acting out of blind ambition too. Had I known how unamerican Obama would have turned out to be, I might have been more soft on Clinton. I gave my vote to McCain and Palin so that I wouldn't have Obama's pro-abortion blood on my hands. I have been laughed at and criticized for voting for her. I didn't think that she was ready for the vice-presidency yet, but I couldn't face myself in the mirror if I had even thought for a second of voting for Obama.
Now, I have to admit: Palin is smarter than I thought! And she has something that a lot of shrill feminists don't have: charm. Oh, yes, charm. That quality that can't be bought or sold, that quality that you either have or you don't. Feminazis can't stand if anyone has anything they don't, that's why they make fun of her looks, as if one can't be pretty and smart at the same time. Sarah Palin is winning my respect anew. I'll vote for Palin again, this time with even more enthusiasm!Posted by: ninek at July 9, 2010 12:55 PM
I wish Saran would come to Canada, I'd work for her election. We need a "Deborah" to lead us into battle.Posted by: Evon at July 9, 2010 1:40 PM
Ha! I loved that last quote of a liberal whining that they don't have someone like Palin. The truth is they wouldn't know what to do with her even if they did. For example, what is she going to do to promote abortion rights? Go stumping on the right of mama grizzlys to eat their young? ROTFL! Yeah, right ... that'll win the hearts and minds of the American people. Go for it, Dems!
Of course, the November election is ours to lose at this point. The RINOs / socialists infecting the GOP leadership need to be tossed out to the street. Anyone they convince to park their Big Tent in the middle of the road is going to get run over. We dare not let them have their way.Posted by: Tom Ambrose at July 9, 2010 2:51 PM
The Femi-Nazi's hate Palin because she embodies everything they don't want women to have: a big family, responsibility to care for a special needs kid, deep faith, a devoted husband, recreational hunting and gun ownership, common sense administration, kinship with other "momma grizzlies" and pride to BE a woman.
I'd vote her to be president any day!Posted by: RSD at July 9, 2010 3:08 PM
Wow, they are kind of like POLAR BEAR grizzlies...all white!
What a manipulative load of horsepuckey..............
Thanks, $arah, you did it again.Posted by: DEO at July 9, 2010 3:29 PM
Not surprised to see you here, DEO. Have you filled your quota of 100 anti-Palin comments at various blogs today?Posted by: Don B at July 9, 2010 3:42 PM
"Many black people hate Sarah Palin, and I don't know why. I've never heard her say anything racist."
Posted by: phillymiss at July 9, 2010 12:06 PM
Me neither. Is it leftover from the "Obama can do no wrong attitude", perhaps? Blacks are only 4% (25,000 pop.) of Alaska. Perhaps blacks nationwide don't think she could relate to them??
A few years ago, this article was not very complimentary of her.
Call me a snob but, personally, I'm getting tired of her exaggerated accent. (If she wants to make it nationally I think she should tone it down.) That may be part of her problem being widely accepted. (There are probably people in Britain who can't understand her brand of English.) I still think of Tina Fey every time I hear her talk so it's hard for me to take her seriously at times - although I like her and respect her enthusiasm. I'm not fond of the animal references all the time. Liberals who live in cities aren't going to relate very well to them.Posted by: Janet at July 9, 2010 5:14 PM
Posted by: ninek at July 9, 2010 12:55 PM
You should read her book Going Rogue, it is amazing what she accomplished! When it came out the left had their fact-checkers all over it and they couldn't find anything dishonest in what she wrote. To even compare her with Obama is so insulting to her.Posted by: Kristen at July 9, 2010 11:40 PM
Snow White leads The Seven Dwarfs
The GOP will soon be known as the Party of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs with Sarah "Snow White" Palin leading such GOP Dwarfs as Huckabee, Gingrich, Pawlenty, Thune, DeMint, Romney and Ron Paul. When Snow White leads, The Seven Dwarfs follow.
I can't believe you're all falling for Palin's bogus populism: the accent, the hunting, the trisomy son she hoisted in front of the bright lights at the RNC. Unlike the "average American woman," she has MONEY, by dint of her own efforts or not, which makes it considerably easier to raise a large family and parade them around the political circuit.
She's no more genuine than Obama, or any other politician.Posted by: Megan at July 10, 2010 12:55 AM
It's always fun to see the women who could not do all the things Palin has done, exhibit the envy.
My recommendation is for Palin to continue in her own style to accomplish her political aims. Putting on a false face is just like any other lie.... it takes work to maintain the fiction.
At this time, Palin is more sympathetic to the pro-life movement than any other currently electable, national politician. She also has the ability to encourage people to do their best. For that reason, I support her.
Expect the women who use abortion to solve their personal problems to dislike a person who did not do that. Expect the feminists to hate Palin for proving that a woman could succeed in a career without killing her babies.
As for the money.......the Palins were not swimming in it until Sarah wrote her books. She's been quite generous to the pro-life organizations. The Alaska governor's salary was $125,000 per year, and it precluded accepting funds from any other source.Posted by: Pharmer at July 10, 2010 3:09 AM
I don't have to know anything about the men running for sheriff in my county.
I just drive around my area to see who has what campaign sign in their yard.
This tells me everything I need to know.Posted by: Praxedes at July 10, 2010 7:44 AM
Good one, Megan. So in terms of who you support you didn't "fall for" their stand on issues did you? No, you like what you heard, believed in what they said and I am sure voiced your opinion by voting for them.
I shall do the same.Posted by: carla at July 10, 2010 7:56 AM
Oh, and that little boy with Down Syndrome? His name is Trig and he is Sarah's son. I haven't seen a politician yet that hasn't "hoisted" their entire family on stage. Kind of like how Obama "hoisted" his girls right?
Posted by: carla
at July 10, 2010 8:00 AM
So, spill it, Megs. Is it pure hatred, or a disagreement with what she values??
"she has MONEY, by dint of her own efforts or not, which makes it considerably easier to raise a large family and parade them around the political circuit." Posted by: Megan at July 10, 2010 12:55 AMPosted by: Fed Up at July 10, 2010 8:51 AM
So you don't think Obama's genuine either?
Bogus populism? Come again?
What Carla, pharmer, and Fed Up said.
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ymchoo @ 11:56,
I'm not sure if that's a knock on the GOP; it's a clever analogy nonetheless.
This ad is just more fear-mongering... Trying to convince moms that their kids are in danger... What is the momma grizzly defending her kids against exactly? Vote for the tea Party [moderator edit] or something bad might happen to your kids…. Only they can save our children…. Aren’t you guys tired of being afraid of EVERYTHING yet?Posted by: Biggz at July 10, 2010 11:38 AM
"the trisomy son"
It only took 3 words to reveal the hatred and discrimination against those who aren't deemed "good enough".Posted by: elliemae at July 10, 2010 5:40 PM
I love Sarah Palin and always have. It's about what she stands for and believes in, not how much money she has or what color she is. Geez, stop the class envy for a second, libs and focus on the issues.Posted by: Allie at July 10, 2010 6:19 PM
Megan, I've got news for you, Trig isn't a "trisomy son," or a medical condition, he's an individual living with Down Syndrome.Posted by: Rachael C. at July 10, 2010 11:09 PM
Good for her that she is willing to take a stand like few do.Posted by: Bill at July 12, 2010 9:18 AM
You know she will never run for a major office again. The RNC is long done with her and they realize she is a hindrance more than an asset. She is VERY good at flying all over the country "for hundreds of thousands of dollars a show" and whipping up hysteria and fear within her own following, but the rest of us see her for what she is... A low I.Q. former beauty queen turned weather girl who was just hot enough to slide into the governor’s seat in a state where the men outnumber the women 7 to 1. Hell, Pamela Anderson could be the governor of Alaska anytime she wants. The minute she hit the national scene she was shredded by people who actually read newspapers… That darn mainstream media and their fancy college degrees….Posted by: Biggz at July 12, 2010 7:15 PM
Never say never.
I appreciate all of your thoughts but why don't we just wait and see what happens, hmmmmmmm? Wait and see.Posted by: carla at July 12, 2010 9:47 PM
Hey Carla I have noticed that when Sarah Palin's name comes up the anger and hatred seems to boil to the top of pro-aborts and libs. I believe it has much to do with her being pro-life and "walking the walk" and everytime they see her and Trig the satanic hatred comes to the surface when they see the baby the pro-aborts believe she should have "aborted". That is why we can say they are pro-death and pro-abort NOT pro-choice. I am praying for her and her family to be protected and that God will use her testimony. Jesus said "The enemy comes to steal, KILL AND DESTROY. I am come that you might have life and that more abundantly." God bless prolifers.Posted by: Prolifer L at July 13, 2010 1:45 PM
Amen, Prolifer L!
Just mention the name Sarah Palin and see what happens.
I am not sure even they know why they hate her so much.Posted by: carla at July 13, 2010 3:17 PM
Who said anything about hatred, Prolifer L? Palin is irritating because she tries so very hard to market herself--it's this self-reflexive, desparate attempt to appeal to the "common man." She exploits her kids in the act. I'm sorry, but Trig is treated as a political ploy: "Look at me, pro-lifers! Get it, my kid has Down's! See???"
Beyond the act, there's no substance.
My boyfriend works with mentally handicapped adolescents and adults. He acts as a liaison between his guys and their caseworkers, and provides live-in supporrt. He can tell you just how little the government helps families with needy children. My boyfriend's clients--they want to live, to work, to enjoy the town they live in, but money and resources are ridiculously limited. Their parents are burnt out from doing it all on their own.
These young adults were someone's choice. They were brought into this world and deserve a shot at a decent life. Tell me, what would Sarah Palin do to support families with disabled children? Equal pay, low cost childcare, extended maternity leave, comprehensive healthcare? What would she do beyond exhorting the Mama Grizzlies to just suck it up and deal with it themselves?Posted by: Megan at July 13, 2010 5:57 PM
Megan I think that Sarah would be an excellent leader to promote solutions to help families that are dealing with special needs children. I have friends who work with the mentally handicapped in an asssited living facility and I do know about the drastic cuts in funding these facilities are dealing with. This is indeed a shame and there should be changes made to help these families. The outrage expressed toward Sarah Palin by some may be their buying into the media portrayal of her as "stupid and ill-prepared", but I think the real outrage stems from the pro-abort feminist mindset of "how dare she bring that imperfect, DS baby into the world". I do not feel she has exploited her children in any way. She is a proud mother of 5 kids (which BTW really upsets the pro-abort radical feminists)because she has not hid her kids away to be PC. I think the 5 kids upsets the feminazis "How dare she have more that 2 children and not buy into the population control myth?". BTW take a little time to evaluate why she gets under your skin so much. I don't expect to change your mind on this but it goes a lot deeper than most people think. I love the mama grizzly analogy because that is my attitude toward my children "don't mess with my kids and their future or you will have to answer to me".Posted by: Prolifer L at July 13, 2010 9:27 PM
Megan-- I am sure when Sarah found out that Trig would likely have Down Syndrome, the first thing she thought of was, "I can use him as a political ploy." That is probably why she even had him to begin with and didn't abort! Not because she loves him or anything. She's a Mom who's proud of her family. How is that evil?
Oh, and just wondering, who's gonna pay for all the stuff you say she needs to provide for special needs families? You? Until you are ready to get out your checkbook, I think you shouldn't be so quick to spend other people's money or criticize someone whose worst crime is to be pro-life and have 5 kids, including one with special needs.Posted by: Allie at July 13, 2010 9:41 PM
The trolls on blogs always amaze me. Such hatred. I will pray for all of you.Posted by: Kay at July 14, 2010 10:08 AM
just found this site talks about feminists through out history who stood up for lifePosted by: chris at July 14, 2010 11:49 AM
Thanks chris good website.
And they say Sarah is not a true feminist?Posted by: Prolifer L at July 14, 2010 1:35 PM
Whoa whoa, who criticized Sarah Palin for having five kids? Did I? Did I say ANYWHERE that she should not have had Trig? My contentions are that a) she drags her family too much into the spotlight to bolster her image as some kind of podunk momma, and b) in exhorting women to "choose life," she doesn't propose any policies that would make doing so more feasible.
In Palin's conservative worldview, women should not expect help from the government raising their children. What happened to the pro-life commitment to providing resources for needy pregnant women? All those women holding "not on my dime, don't tread on me" signs are really saying, "We don't want to help other women raise their kids." That doesn't sound very feminist.
Sarah Palin had the resources to raise five kids, including a special needs child. In pretending to be just an "anywhere, everybody" soccer mom, she elides a very important discussion: her family is atypical. What would she propose that a pregnant, single girl do if she finds out her future baby is special needs? Give it up for adoption?Posted by: Megan at July 14, 2010 2:27 PM
Megan, when Sarah was running for VP she said she wanted her role as VP to include helping to develop programs for special needs kids and their families. What I said was "the outrage expressed by SOME" is due to her being portrayed by the media as "stupid and ill-informed" and others are outraged by her prolife stance and her having 5 children. As far as her view of the government not helping women raise their children I agree with her that govt. should provide a "hand up not a hand out". Excellent books by Star Parker on this "Pimps, Whores and Welfare Brats" (her auto-biography) and Uncle Sam's Plantation" explains and why and how the welfare system enslaves America's poor. Star is an A.A. who has "been there, done that" and tells how by God's grace she turned her life around and got off "the welfare plantation".Posted by: Prolifer L at July 14, 2010 11:26 PM
yw PLPosted by: chris at July 17, 2010 11:02 PM