COMMENTARY | According to Breitbart’s Big Government, the latest target of Senate Majority Leader’s ire is none other than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. He invoked Palin in a fund raising letter sent out just before the first quarter of 2014 ended.
“Sarah Palin berated me for calling out the Koch Brothers in their attempt to buy control of the U.S. Senate.”
Besides the Koch Brothers, a pair of libertarian philanthropists who are active in politics, Reid has attacked Obamacare victims for allegedly lying about being victimized by Obamacare and then lied about saying that, even though he was on camera making the original accusation.
Singling out an enemy of the people is a tried and true political tactic that likely has been around since the dawn of civilization. If it’s not the Koch Brothers, who together constitute the Emmanuel Goldstein of liberal nightmares, it is the Daenerys Targeryn of Alaska, Sarah Palin.
Palin has been busy endorsing senate candidates, mostly conservative women whom she terms fellow “mama grizzlies” in the expectation that enough will be elected to make Reid the Senate Minority Leader, She has had a good record, with certain notable exceptions, in having people she endorsed getting elected. Sen. Ted Cruz, for example, has taken great pains to recognize Palin as instrumental in his own rise to power and all that has transpired since then.
It has been said before but bears repeating that Palin has accomplished quite a lot for a private citizen who hold no public office and does not seem to aspire to any. To be sure there are some who still dream of her ascending to the White House to set things right, but she had a moment in 2012 when she might have run and allowed the cup to pass from her lips. In the meantime, though, she is exercising a particular set of skills that make her a living nightmare for people like Harry Reid. And that is a good thing.