I promised myself that I would stay away from the political fray for awhile. My unsuccessful primary run for the U.S. 3rd Congressional seat from NC in 2007 really took its toll on me and, to tell the truth, kind of hurt a little. It is never a good feeling to let anyone down and although I don’t think anyone would accuse me of letting them down, one cannot escape the feelings of personal responsibility when a plan, or a promise go afoul.
Anyway, while driving near Washington DC several days ago I heard part of the speech Sarah Palin made at the February 6th Tea Party Convention. When speaking about President Obama’s campaign words of hope and change, Sarah Palin said, “How’s that hope-y, change-y thing working out for you?”
My first reaction to that statement was detachment, because Sarah has become famous for untrue, or misleading statements, but later I thought about how so many cheered her use of those words and seemed to relish having a powerful national spokesman to proclaim that stopping President Barack Obama was more important than anything, even the alleviation of pain and suffering, or the inspiration borne from the strength that comes from hope and the change that so many times has come to many of us because we were able to keep a threadlike strand of hope.
In her speech, Sarah Palin seemed to be mocking all of those in America and the world who have little other than “hope for change” going for them today. Sarah Palin seemed to be saying, “Stop wasting your time” to those who would take a leap of faith and step into the unknown on a hope and a dream.
To the working poor and to those struggling in places like Appalachia and in America’s ghettos, Sarah Palin is seeming to say, “live with it, things aren’t getting better for you. The change you hope for is an illusion”.
To the millions of Americans without healthcare, or the prospect of getting healthcare, Sarah seemed to be saying “You would have health care if you deserved it, or earned it, so quit crying”.
To America at large, Sarah Palin was saying, “Whatever the cost to America, or to its citizens, Barack Obama must fail.
Many are calling for Sarah Palin to become President of the United States.
If you believe in the death of Hope and Change for yourself and your 300 million fellow Americans, I would encourage you to join those voices for Sarah.
By the way Sarah, how’s that $100,000.00 to speak at the tea party Convention doin’ for ya?
I am Marshall Adame and I will always support hope for every American because it is the power that has inspired us to the constant change that has made our country and her people great.