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Sarah Palin: Even Conservatives Duped By Liberal Media Branding

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This article is not about endorsing Sarah Palin for president. It is about illustrating the liberal media’s ability to brand an image. Case in point, conservatives saying Palin is not smart enough to be president.

The Left launched their “Sarah Palin is Stupid” campaign the next day after her incredible VP nomination acceptance speech. A woman, pretty, smart, witty, confident and bold with an ability to inspire and fire up the conservative base, Sarah Palin was the Left’s worst nightmare. They were livid. The only thing which could have made it worse would have been if Palin was black. The Left would have surely lost their minds.

The clarion call went out,”Palin MUST be destroyed!”

When Sarah Palin appeared on Saturday Night Live, I watched with a bunch of my conservative friends. My friends laughed and made comments such as, “This is great. It shows Palin is a good sport and doesn’t take herself too seriously.”

I thought, “This is wrong. Why help the Left sell the message to their audience that Palin is stupid?” Humor is a powerful sales tool.

The assault on Palin’s intellect intensified daily. Every word out of Palin’s mouth was dissected and placed under a microscope. Then, viewed through a lens tainted with the paradigm that “Palin is stupid”. Who amongst us could withstand our every utterance judged with such extreme scrutiny?

Conservatives saying under their breath at cocktail parties that Palin isn’t too bright is evidence the liberal media’s branding of her has worked on some level.

Frustratingly, the facts completely prove otherwise. Palin was extremely successful as Governor of Alaska.

For crying out loud, what has His Royal Obamaness achieved qualifying him to run the country? Nothing. Obama was a community organizer. He taught people they were entitled victims of an unfair America and how to extort freebies. He only served 144 days in the senate before running for president.

Obama’s presidential qualifications: He is half black and liberal. This won him 100% liberal media support and 96% of the black vote. Obama is well spoken and looked good in a swim suit.

Remember when Obama said America had 57 states? Immediately to his defense, the liberal media said, “Obama was tired”. Imagine if Palin had said the same thing. The liberal media would have gagged us with at least three days of 24/7 coverage of the story. Every report would parrot the same mantra, “This conservative woman is truly an idiot”.

While the liberal media no longer enjoys their Walter Cronkite single voice “bully pulpit”, their ability to brand a person or issue is still quite powerful. They took a man who had never run a business, state or donut shop and convinced millions of Americans he was a political leader unlike any before him. Obama was the smartest guy in the room; eminently qualified to run America and probably the world.

Brilliantly despicable, the liberal media exploited Obama’s race to get their liberal black guy elected. They deemed any attempt to subject Obama to the normal vetting procedures for one applying for the position of Leader of the Free World to be racist. Even Obama’s anti-America associates and racist pastor of 20 years did not matter.

With fake Greek columns on the set behind him, extra reverb on his voice and a teleprompter, the democrats with liberal media support branded Obama, in the minds of millions, as The Messiah. He was “The One we have been waiting for”. You could almost hear angels singing, “Ahhhhhhhhh!”

Meanwhile, without special effects, Sarah Palin truly is a super woman epitomizing everything feminists claim to wish for all women. She has achieved extraordinary success in and outside of the home. And yet, Palin is successfully branded by the liberal media, an idiot, in the minds of many.

Clearly, Palin’s presidential qualifications far exceed Obama’s. As I stated, this article is not about endorsing Palin for President. I am simply illustrating the liberal media’s power to shape an image and public opinion, including opinions of some conservatives.

We tea party patriots have made tremendous inroads in countering the liberal media’s propaganda and getting out the truth. This is why they are franticly burning the midnight oil conceiving ways to shut down talk radio and control the internet.

While the liberal media’s ability to shape public opinion is in severe decline, they remain relentless. They still believe they set the rules of engagement, defining what behavior and comments are deemed racist and uncivil. They even think they can select our candidates; dictating who is and who is not electable.

Some on our side still crave to be accepted by the liberal media. They are embarrassed to be named among those “crazy tea party people”. Thus, they pander to the Left saying things like, “They’re right, Palin is a joke. And yes, we conservatives should be willing to work with liberal democrats”. Unfortunately, “willing to work with” ALWAYS means compromising our values, not theirs. Thank God, most of us “get it”. We realize “The Left” simply must be defeated.

Liberal mainstream media, your “glory days” of distorting the truth, monopolizing coverage and totally controlling public opinion are over. We The People truly are Taking Back America! Taking Back America video http://vimeo.com/14767123

Lloyd Marcus

Lloyd Marcus

Lloyd Marcus is the songwriter and vocalist of the "American Tea Party Anthem." He currently serves as president of NAACPC (National Association for the Advancement of Conservative People of Color). Visit his website at http://www.LloydMarcus.com

6 thoughts on “Sarah Palin: Even Conservatives Duped By Liberal Media Branding

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    February 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm
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    Once a king drew a line on the ground, and asked “who can make it shorter without touching it”? None passed his test until one day a man came forth, drew another longer line alongside it and said “here, now your line is shorter”.

    Your post reminded it of that. Your grouse is that media brands Palin as stupid. But in her defense, all you could do was rant against Obama and produce a sum total of ONE numerical gaffe by him. Clap, Clap! Wild Cheers!!

    At least you found one to that effect, BUT not even one fact/anecdote as pointer to Ms Palin’s considerable (to you) intellect. Bravo!! You’re doing good. Perhaps what she does not need are admirers like you.

    Or perhaps only people like you, matching her in intellect, can admire here. Rest tend to see through her after a while.

    Keep up the good work!

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    February 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm
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    True, the liberal (lamestream) media may have branded her as a moron but I don’t think it was out of blind hatred. She was just unfortunate enough to have the camera on her when the light goes off upstairs. Saying things like “I can see Russia from my house” and inventing “refudiate” plus the sputnik comment in a recent speech have more than illustrated Sarah’s intellectual ineptitudes. I don’t think the entire nation (and world for that matter) was duped into believing Sarah is stupid just by watching SNL….we also watched speecha after speech and most importantly….the 2008 debates. I think if someone were to be blamed for portraying her in a negative light it should be everyone who ever recorded her.

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      March 1, 2011 at 2:19 am
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      Actually, Sarah Palin said that you could see Russia from Alaska, which is a true statement. It was an actress named Tina Fey who said that she could see Alaska from her house. Tina Fey said this on Saturday Night Live. But now,everyone thinks that Sarah Palin said it. It is sad how much influence the liberal press has on us.

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    February 28, 2011 at 9:12 pm
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    The reason why the media jumps all over her is because she is an empty vessel with no new ideas. Just the same rehashed jabber we hear from the right over and over again. It’s not that she’s dumb, it’s that she’s vapid. There is a difference.

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    March 1, 2011 at 3:00 am
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    The liberal media hates her so much because she is the only real deal in the GOP.

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    March 2, 2011 at 1:57 am
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    It’s not that she’s stupid, it’s how glenn put it. She’s embodying an old image of conservatism in a modern society where liberal policies reign supreme. She’s blatently anti-gay, anti-wilderness, anti-everything “left”. Do we need such a women running a country that is dominated by two sides of the political spectrum? No. We need a moderate who sides heavily on civil rights, that is the future this country is heading into, and the GOP and Tea Party members like Sarah Palin are living in the 60’s. That may be good n dandy for old people but i’m pretty sure it’s not correct for more accepting times. kthnxbai.

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