And all of the sudden she’s the next Ronald Reagan? Richard Viguerie is someone who I respect highly. He is one of the founding fathers of the Conservative movement. But I think he’s way off the mark here. As well as the others I’ve been hearing this from.
(CNSNews.com) – “Now we know why liberal Democrats hate and fear Sarah Palin,” said Richard A. Viguerie, a leader of the modern conservative movement. “Sarah Palin is the next Ronald Reagan,” Viguerie said in a news release after Palin addressed the Republican National Convention.
“In less than a week, Governor Sarah has captured the heart and soul of this convention, the Republican Party, and the conservative movement. She brings together social conservatives, and economic conservatives and libertarians, and people who are fed up with the Culture of Corruption that infests our nation’s politics,” he said.
Now, as one of thoughts libertarians that Mr. Viguerie is talking about, I’m not impressed as I was back in May, when I wrote about Gov. Palin. Sorry. I’m not finding anything really Libertarian about her. So, she shoots guns. “Oh wow, she’s just like me”, as I have heard the mindless sheep say this past week.
But back to the point of this post. The beauty of Reagan was that he brought together the three legged stool. The Social Conservatives, the Economic Conservatives/Libertarians and the National Defense Democrats. Now, the Soc-Con’s and the Evangelicals are fawning all over her. (Hmm sounds familiar. Obama’s followers come to mind) With her being Pro-life (I am as well) and her “Biblical” support of Israel is making her a darling of that faction. In other words, she believes in the “Rapture“. (For the Catholic view on this Un-Biblical belief, “Will Catholics be left behind” is a good book to read)
The National Defense Democrats (I call them that because they are the ones who like to “Make the World Safe for Democracy by the barrel of the Us Military”) will love her, because she will fall in line with McAmnesty’s view of wanting to blow up half the world. So they are on board.
Now for the fiscal conservatives and economic libertarians. As a Economic Libertarian, I’m not finding much to like about her. Taxing Oil Company’s, and turning around and giving that “Windfall Profit Tax” money back to the “people”. Which in my view is redistribution of wealth. Call me crazy.
So, from my view point, there is NOTHING Reagan-ish about her.
Oh and folks? She’s only going to be the Vice President.