Sarah Palin. Holy Toledo Batman! What is that gal up to? She is FrEaKiNg out libbies all over the land (you betcha!). Is she cruising for 2012? If she is, can she be a candidate that is effective for the GOP? Time will tell. While I like her, she is the GOP's Hillary: polarizing no matter what she tweets or posts on her Facebook wall for all her friends to see.
Tweets. Facebook. Blogging. The world has changed my friends. And if you want to survive the whirly swirly you better get hip to the ever-changing fast-paced technology.
As I follow Palin's aftershocks from the pundits, I am convinced that I am no longer a Republican. Republicans aren't conservative enough for me. For the first time in my voting life, hell my politically aware life (since Watergate), the Republicans make my squint lines intensify in equal proportions to the Democrats. The whole lot of them (politicians) are in my delete-to-trash file.
Sadly, until we have term limits and take away their lifelong goodies (healthcare for one), we will never fix the mess we are in. Until holding office translates to serving the people, we are screwed. When you offer power and freebies for position it attracts a certain riff-raff to the table. We have essentially offered the thugs something they can't resist. They are like pigeons to bird seed: wildly gobbling everything they can stuff in their gullets then pooping all over us as their calling card. Why would they willingly leave an envioronment that serves them best? Why would they willingly give up the swag we the people so mindlessly hand them?
They won't. That is part of their power. And at this point it's all about power and greed, not we the people. Elected servants (laughable) are fat and happy as they get what they're after and constituents get the unsurprising results by feeding them in the first place. Your voice, the same one you used to elect the posers based on their lies, just gets in their way. Silly we the people.
Unless it's a voice en masse. That's our power. When we the people unite our voices in saying enough, when we decide to march and call and email and tweet and Facebook and blog in numbers too large to ignore, that will be the tipping point in taking back the power we have allowed them to have.
Can a Republican ignite that power? Can that Republican be Sarah Palin? I think it's entirely possible. But we'll have to wait and tweet.
Town Hall has posted : A Look at Health Care Plans in Congress. Click the link for an easy to read and understandable comparison. Remember this is fluid and the Democratic plans are subject to change completely hours before a vote.