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The Joy Of Being Misunderestimated

31 January 2013 @ 09:21

Whether you’re an officer commanding troops or someone running for office or an elected official trying to do your job, it’s always best to be severely underestimated by your foes. If they think you’re not as skilled or as competent as they are then you will surprise the Hell out of them when you make your moves and throw them off balance. Thus, your chances of achieving victory are enhanced.

Sarah Palin understands this.

From Breitbart, Tony Lee reporting:

When Breitbart News asked Palin what she thought of those who said the Tea Party was dead, Palin said that "when it comes to defending our republic, we haven’t begun to fight!"

"But we delight in those who underestimate us," she added.

She gets it. She’s a warrior.

Do you?

Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight. When you, here, everyone of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.

—General George S. Patton, 05 June 1944

3 Comments leave one →
  1. M. Thompson permalink
    31 January 2013 @ 10:39 10:39

    Bear right, keep marching, and if we have to, prepare knowledge for long term survival.

    • thecampofthesaints permalink
      31 January 2013 @ 10:53 10:53

      Sir, yes sir!

  2. 31 January 2013 @ 14:03 14:03

    Patton was right about the troops. He was dead wrong about the surrender monkeys that become congresscritters. We won Vietnam in the field, but Kennedy, McGovern and Mansfiled lost in DC. The type of politician typified by those three still dominates DC. If it didn’t there would not even be a mention of such things as an “Assault Weapon” ban (no one seems to be able to define an assault weapon, although we certainly know what an assault rifle is).

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