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The Sword of Palin

Updated on January 25, 2013

The Alaskan Avenger

When you find yourself in a situation where the 'sword of Damocles' hangs precariously above your head, the fight-or-flight response is automatically initiated by the biologic need for survival. Damocles survived, but only after convincing Dionysius to remove the sword by flattering him one more time.

The past several months members of the liberal gliterrati and their cohorts in the main stream media, found themselves in a similar situation where the sword, not the mythical one, but the real one of Sarah Palin hangs by a thread above their collective heads. Sarah's sword was forged during the 2008 presidential campaign . Since then , and despite the liberal elite's attempts to debunk and neutralize her (by all sorts of Machiavellian machinations, and Manchurian manipulations) , she continued to swing her sword artfully, by refusing to be intimidated, by demanding to be heard, and now by learning the artful use of the sane-stream media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, You tube.

You would think that to survive the Alaskan avenger, the left and the far left, would learn from Damocles, so that instead of taking Palin head on with M&Ms (Machinations&Manipulations), they should flatter her again and again and again..better to disarm her with well-placed words than to re-arm her with well-placed barbs.

And now.. comes the Tea party movement. Liberals thought the tea-partyers were just a bunch of astro-turfers, but Palin, with a little nudge from her synchronycitic partner-- the always serious and occasionally funny Glenn Beck, thought that it would be a movement that could reverse, undo, and dissipate Barrack Obama's attempts to "fundamentally change the country" by lurching its political dynamics towards his beloved socialist/leftist ideology.


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      Alexander A. Villarasa 5 years ago from Palm Springs


      After the main stream media eviscerated Palin's public persona... that of the competent governor of Alaska, Palin's sword did turn to mush especially since McCain turned out to be such a wimp on the campaign trail. Palin, if she was allowed to, could have highlighted Obama's sparse credentials, and his associations with radical elements of the left where he has resided and continues to reside.

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      Ralph Deeds 5 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Palin's sword is made of rubber.

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      Rod Martin Jr 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I'm not certain I like any of the political landscape, lately. I suppose it takes a lot of ego to enter that arena in the first place. And ego is something we can all do with a lot less these days.

      One from the far right (Perry) would have us all take Christianity his way. I don't like that, either. A little humility can go a long way, but we certainly don't need false humility.

      It all makes me long even more for the sanity of divine leadership with the coming kingdom of God. I hope I live to see that. I hope I can be worthy to be a part of it.

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      Susan Reid 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      How interesting that your was the top hub that showed up on my screen when I logged onto HP today!

      Reverse psychology -- what a brilliant idea!

      Darned liberals -- so serious and sensitive. When will they learn it's all a game and you gotta bend (or break) a few rules if you wanna win.

      Thumbs up on this hub.

      Better late (like a year!) than never. MM

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      Alexander A. Villarasa 7 years ago from Palm Springs

      Earnesthub: What are you doing in this hub? I thought you were only interested in Jungian psychotherapy and Atheistic perspicacity. My mistake.

      So politics too? HHmmm interesting. I'm sure Sarah Palin, when she becomes POTUS, would invite you to attend her inaugural ball.

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      earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Palin is a fundamentalist ignorant by choice talking in tongues loony. If she ever made office the rest of the world will stop being a bother to America. They will die laughing!

      I image you would like to see her addressing the U.N in tongues.

      Methinks you spent too much time in med school learning your trade to take in politics, but this is just plain ignorance in my view.

      Or is it that you are a Republican fundy so have to accept and justify this loose cannon?

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      Alexander A. Villarasa 7 years ago from Palm Springs

      Hello Brent:

      Nice to hear from you again. So sorry, but I didn't mean to give you a "headache". Nothing I am sure that a well applied massage from your beloved couldn't cure. I certainly would not fault you for being disinterested in political discourse, considering the vapid nature of political combat here in America. By the way, that was a profoundly funny take on Snooki and Mel.

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      brentbrown98 7 years ago from Indiana, United States, Earth

      Your hubs always make me think, Dr. Villarasa. My head hurts. :) I try not to be too political because open-mindedness in politics is tough to find these days. We all seem to be divided along party lines, often losing our own views to the peer pressure of the majority. Great hub, as always.