Shock and Awe Palin-Style


Many of you are Twitter members, but some of you are not, and those who aren’t may not know or even quite realize what all the fuss is about.  On Saturday, all the country’s media elites and most-favored-politicians gathered for another iteration of the White House Correspondents Dinner, headlined by none other than Barack Hussein Obama, as is traditional for these events.  While the DC elite gathered to laugh and clink glasses, telling bad jokes, the country is burning, and the sad diminution of the nation continues apace, thanks in large measure to the gang of anointed geniuses assembled for the event.  Chris Christie was there, and all the fawning celebrities, and it was simply a wondrous display of how in Washington DC, no matter how awful things may be in the rest of the country, and without respect to the endless deprivations outside of their “boomtown,” the show must go on, and in keeping with the tradition of the Obama White House, the party never ends.  Then it happened. She happened.  Without warning, across the airwaves and through their Twitter feeds, arrived a message that left the tuxedo-clad drooling-class aghast and in shock:

One would have thought that Sarah Palin had thrown a stink-bomb into the room.  In a flurry of tweets from the geniuses assembled, and from the throng of leftists on Twitter who saw an opportunity to hurl f-bombs and b-words at Sarah Palin, the shock and awe of the simple statement seemed to leave the whole world atwitter.  Yes, in the minutes and hours that followed, the entirety of the Twitter-verse erupted into mass commentary.  There were cat-calls of “hypocrisy” from the left, and nasty “Caribou Barbie” and “Trixie Klondike” remarks from the chattering-class, but there was also a fantastic array of Palin-supporters who took delight in the comments, and many an average soul out here in flyover country who remarked that it was nice that somebody, somewhere “got it.”  Here’s a favorite:

(For the record, at this hour, the number of re-tweets is over 3000 and growing. Irrelevant???)

Whatever you may think of the tweet’s context, timing, or substance, what must we conclude from its reach and impact?  After all, many of the critics of the remark spent most of their one-hundred-forty characters explaining in some form that Sarah Palin is “irrelevant.”  If that were so, and she means nothing whatever to the powers that be, or to the zombies of the left, why is it that each and every time she Tweets the first little thing, they descend upon her like the inexorable march of the undead on a feeding frenzy?  In point of fact, if she were nearly so “irrelevant” as they seem to contend, she would receive none of these responses, positive or negative.   There wouldn’t be tens of thousands of tweets and re-tweets in support of her message, and there surely wouldn’t be the degree or extent of the negative backlash against her.  Simply put, however, I think it’s safe to say that some of the negative responses from the chattering class were an expression of envy, constituting a desperate attempt to find relevancy of their own.

For those who wonder about the real power of Sarah Palin, it is evinced by the uproar that invariably follows her remarks on Twitter.  For those confused by all of the uproar, having believed the media meme that Sarah Palin is irrelevant, this must come as a complete surprise.  How could anybody so “irrelevant” garner this reaction by what is an otherwise pretty standard bit of Twitter commentary?  Was it her use of the term “Assclowns?”  Seems fitting, given her target.  After all, had one of us tweeted this remark, it would likely fall into the vast chasm of Twitter history never to be seen or read again, but it is the fact that she tweeted it, and that she dared comment on the drooling glitterati at the White House Correspondents Dinner that made it into a Twitter event.  Say what you will about Sarah Palin, but don’t believe the spin: “Irrelevant” is not a word that applies, and the ongoing pursuit by the walking dead on Twitter proves it.

Meanwhile, fans, supporters, and average common-sense Americans are laughing in sheer delight, and at this moment, the re-tweeting of her remark continues unabated.

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  • Edward Santos

    God bless her!!

    • DocBarry1

      I agree – May God continue to Bless her and her family – I stand with Gov Palin; while I hope and pray that she gets her candidates in office in 2014 and runs for the Presidency in 2016.
      She will run a campaign her way with her people and what a wonderful and proud moment that would surely be in American history – no matter if she wins or loses – she will provide our Nation with a real choice

  • the unit

    Of course with Chris Chrisite there… the normal circus clown car won’t work. HLS will have to donate as many armored SUVs as needed.

    • $35927229

      right on! right on!

  • Fred Fouche

    As always, an excellent post, Mark. ^5!

  • atlas007

    President Sarah Palin and Vice President Ted Cruz in 2017. A Left Wing Nightmare…..can’t wait!

  • cvmoonshadow

    Good points as usual Mark. You have inspired me to go and retweet. lol

    • Mark America

      Thank you Juli! Retweet away!

  • Section 9

    They hate what she tweeted and wrote on FB because they know that what she wrote had the truth at its core: they are a corrupt and out of touch Ruling Class that neither knows nor gives a damn what the American people have to go through every day.

    • Mark America

      Hi Section9, nice to see you again! You’re quite right: It’s an unavoidable indictment of the way the ruling class functions, and the way in which the media and the politicians conspire against the American people. It takes somebody like Sarah Palin to pierce through the iron-clad bubble that is Washington DC.