By Rev. Lainie Dowell
Reprinted: New Media Journal
1. an eruption on the body
2. a large number of instances in a short period.(a rash of complaints)
1. to attack the reputation of:Defame (denigrate)
2. to deny the importance or validity of:Belittle (denigrate their achievements)
The 2008 Republican Party Presidential nominee, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) unleashed a plain rash all over the Democrats when he announced The Honorable Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK), as his Vice Presidential running mate in the 2008 election.
The Honorable Governor Sarah Palin
(Think out of the box and see if you can find in her name, A Plain Rash)
After knowing Governor Palin and her family for just the past one or two weeks as most of us do, already it causes us to view her as she views issues and circumstances, which is to say -- out of the box. When Senator McCain first introduced her to the nation, I found it refreshing to see her family accompany her down front and center with the baby and baby bottle, too. And her introductory presentation was strong and plain and full of substance. She was truly the right one chosen to represent this nation as a Vice President and Senator McCain is to be applauded for his selection. Let us continue to pray for their manifest victory in November.
When we start with her name, Sarah Palin, we can begin to understand why the Obama democrats have exhibited such an extreme dislike, disrespect, and disregard for her not only as a qualified executive but also as an individual. For when we break down her name with a visionary and not a jaundiced eye, then we will see how, to the dems, she must be A Plain Rash. And they have already learned they will never be able to get her to scratch their backs or grease their palms or dance to their out-of-tune requests. In fact, she even makes their itching ears run to find some place where they can get relief. And, that goes not just for the dems but also for the Republicans with itching ears.
And, when Palin shows up, they will all know there is no dermatologist anywhere who will be able to stop the itching that has taken over the entire democratic body and everywhere else where anybody in leadership wants to scam and cheat the American citizens whether in or out of her presence. They know that she is a straight shooter on The Straight Talk Express and her aim is good.
Oddly enough, it is mainly women who are skeptical about her leadership despite her demonstrated ability to lead at the highest governmental level, should that time come. The questions the women, in particular, ask of her and about her are embarrassing, because instead of doing their homework, those who ask those petty questions project their own inadequacies onto her and then excoriate her based on their own responses.
Qualified women in authoritative positions occupied predominantly by men make tough jobs look easy to the onlookers, because they do it so well. Unfortunately, many female onlookers get the idea they could do that job based on their being a woman, too. Therein lies much of the confusion of roles. Everybody can't be the leader at the same time. It's time to stop attacking and trying to disparage leadership that is working for the good of this nation and, consequently, the entire world in which we live.
News pundits such as Bill O'Reilly and media moguls such as Oprah Winfrey and other Hollywood and media types forget they are under the authority of government no matter how much money or notoriety they may have and that neither elected officials nor their cabinets are beholden to them exclusively. We can get more accomplished as Americans, when respect, common decency and common sense re-enter the American scene. It is a matter of common courtesy which is missing and which must be restored in the homeland.
However, somewhere along the way, too many Americans have erroneously believed their own press about the roles they have played in their own movies for which Americans and others pay to see, which fattens their bank accounts. So, when they abuse their citizenship positions of power, it is not cute. It is not funny. It is not smart. It is not the way to achieve unity and cohesiveness for this nation. And such actions set a devastating example for the young people who are looking for guidance when, instead, they see coalition factions which advocate takeover of the government.
The dems, as a political party, have moved so far away from truth, integrity, and love of God, self, neighbor, and country, that they cannot understand this new McCain-Palin team of renewal that has risen upon the American scene. And it is long overdue.
Hope Springs Eternal in the Breast of Americans
The springboard to American values and traditions and mores has just been retooled. The Republican Convention set in St. Paul, MN, this past week has refurbished the party and has given a fresh look to the way it will go from here on to victory in the November 2008 election.
I will leave the spinning about Governor Palin's personal and professional life to pundits and I pray they won't even think about trying to attack her spiritual life. God is with her. What I do want to address is the way in which the Republican women in leadership set the tone for women in general across this nation, when they stood up and boldly spoke out publicly against the misogynistic reports of the MSM and the dems in their feverish attempts to antagonize and intimidate Governor Palin and the Republican Party into tossing her aside before she could even get out of the gate good.
Even women news reporters had the temerity to pile on when the dems (male and female) tried to intimidate and run Governor Palin out of the Presidential race as the first woman to be chosen in the Republican Party by Senator John McCain to be his running mate. However, instead of running her away, what it did was to galvanize her and the women came forth and stated in no uncertain terms that they were not going to stand idly by and let that happen to her as it was with Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) during her bid to become the democratic nominee as Presidential candidate in the 2008 election.
The women who claimed to be feminist, however, did not come to Clinton's defense and they stood by and watched as her candidacy needlessly succumbed to the old boy network led by Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and his camp. Eventually, Senator Clinton stepped back and out of the race despite her apparent gains over Obama.
Needless to say, millions of Clinton's women supporters were disappointed that she chose to suspend her campaign and throw her votes towards her opponent, Obama. And, then, to add insult to injury, Obama turned to the failed candidate in Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) and selected him instead of Hillary as his running mate for election 2008.
After that blow, the race was never the same for democrats and their fractured party limped along until it ran headlong into The Straight talk Express of Senator John McCain and, now, Governor Sarah Palin.
The dems continue to take a backward look and appear to be forever hopelessly stuck in the past while touting hope and change. But Republicans realize that the work that lay ahead of us is a massive job; and, make no mistake about it, in the remaining couple of months building towards the November 2008 Presidential election, we will have an even clearer picture of who would make the better team to sit in the White House.
The schedules are set for the debates between these candidates in which they will be given an opportunity to further hone their messages around the issues and not personalities.
The righteous men and women will be looking to see who can they trust to keep America free, strong, safe, and Godly. The liberals who profess to be righteous will continue to stand on the sidelines and watch as their party has a field day with their skewered truth about society's ways of dealing with life which, in actuality, only acts to foster death and destruction.
In the same way the Republican women rose up and stood together against the MSM during the convention, the American people of all stripes must come together beyond partisan rhetoric and do what is right for America and her people.
Let us start with prayers and let us begin to step out in faith beyond mere words to placate onlookers. There is a renewed hope for America in the atmosphere. So let us catch hold of it and lift up this nation to the once great country she is known to have been and will remain.
Americans need not take America for granted and neither should those who remain on the edges looking for her to fall, especially if they are elected leaders who want to bad mouth this nation instead of doing their duty they took an oath to undertake to preserve and protect her and to work along with the Commander in Chief to see that America is defended "from all enemies foreign and domestic."
Americans who have become cynical -- Love America Again. Come On Home And Be Refreshed!