For weeks, members of the GOP establishment have been busy rewriting history by trying to diminish Governor Palin’s record, and her real contributions to the 2008 presidential race. Without her on the ticket, McCain would have lost by 20 points.
The facts no longer matter when you have a herd of Republican operatives, speaking from the same script to rid their party of one of its most outspoken reformers. Now these same spineless creeps are not only attempting to marginalize her, but also us, her supporters.
According to Reid Wilson at the National Journal (emphasis):
Several insiders interviewed for this story said former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will present a unique challenge to Romney’s team: Will they give her a prime spot to satisfy her fans, or reduce her role because of her polarizing nature?
You’ve got to hand it to the anonymous GOPe “insiders”… They sure know how to sell a line of garbage to the left-leaning media. They just repeat the lines of garbage the left themselves created. Who else would think that a Governor who held an 80% approval rating, 18 months after being inaugurated, has a “polarizing nature” but someone from the other party.
Then one of the GOPe’s professional liars said:
“You want people to generate interest and passion,” said one Republican who has organized conventions before and who, like others, didn’t want to be named. “Sarah Palin goes to a very small segment, relatively speaking, of the Republican Party. And you’re trying to put together a rainbow coalition.”
I gather “goes” is the coward’s way of saying “appeals,” but all one has to do is watch Governor Palin’s last speech at CPAC to know that is a lie. She spoke to a full house, who spent much of the time on their feet. Also, a recent poll showed:
She [Palin] is seen positively by Gingrich voters (85/7), Santorum supporters (80/10), and Romney ones (57/27) alike. That’s a contrast to Romney who is disliked by both Santorum (38/48) and Gingrich (32/54) voters and Santorum who is disliked by Romney (38/48) voters and only seen narrowly favorably by Gingrich (46/42) backers.
And another thing, as Tony Lee pointed out on Twitter:
“Sarah Palin goes to a very small segment, relatively speaking, of the Republican Party”…LOL, then why does person quoted want anonymity?
There would be no need for these people to say these things anonymously, if there were any truth in what they’re saying.
The frequency with which GOP operatives are attacking Governor Palin, and their willingness to marginalize her supporters, should tell you all you need to know about the current Republican party. They have put us in a very bad situation and hurt the party, but don’t forget that they are the ones who chose to go down this road.