The turn of the political season and the months that follow up until November will pose a number of challenges for our dear Democrats. Times are a-changing for the merchants of hope and change. Barack Obama has a low approval rating which makes him virtually a cripple when it comes to actually helping his party campaign. How ironic is that statement he made on the Jay Leno show about the “Special Olympics” now?
See, you should watch what you say about others. You just may end up in their predicament someday. Now who is racing to the political finish line in a broken down economic wheelchair?
While many Democrats are fearful of November, there are an equal number of Republican incumbents who are fearful now. Fearful of losing their own state primaries to Tea Party candidates…Especially Tea Party canidates endorsed by Sarah Palin. If the Republicans have proven anything in the last week, it is that the Democrats are in trouble and Sarah Palin’s reputation as a conservative powerhouse is firmly established.
Like it or not, Sarah Palin is not going anywhere and no one in their right conservative mind would want her to. To some degree I am almost happy that Sarah relinquished her position as governor of Alaska. She did everything she said she would do after resigning.
How rare is that in politics? She promised to keep the frivolous liberal moonbat anti-Palin law suits away from the Alaskan people and to be more effective on the stump for the party. Sarah was truthful on both accounts.
Even Charles Krauthammer of Fox News had to recognize that he underestimated Sarah Palin. The “hammer” is almost never wrong. Indeed in 2008 when McCain was defeated by Obama, Palin’s critics– her male critics especially– said she was the political joke of the year. These guys did not take her seriously then. 2010- now look at them – utterly blown away by this conservative power house pitbull, momma grizzly in lipstick and heels.
One could leave it at the conservative Palin naysayers. Seeing Bill O’Reilly and Krauthammer succumb to Palin power is satisfying on its own merit.
BUT when “Tweety” Chris “Obama sends a tingle up my leg” Matthews of MSNBC covers the “Palin factor” , something is obviously knocking at the door of the consciousness of Obamabots. Mathews admitted that Palin had some serious political mojo going on. Of course he had to be what we expected of MSNBC- a media sophomoric putz. He had toturn a mere Palin robo call into an occasion to racebait.
Wow Chris, so you just have to call Barry “President Obama” or you are not being respectful enough.
Funny, how many times was George W. Bush just called “Dub-ya” or just “BUSH”?
Love the MSM double standard. Mind you, these are these same pundits that refused to call Sarah by her rightful title of”governor” yet she must call King Barry- President Obama.
Thanks to those who hate her, Sarah is quite fortunate in that the scandals and controversy pre-existed the wonderful legend she was to become.
Bristol is now pushing abstinence. “Trooper Gate” went down like a brink in swimming pool of liberal sharks by accomplishing absolutely NOTHING but a waste of taxpayer dollars. Katy Couric is still pathetic…Tina Fey still putting her bony flat butt on the cover of any magazine that will have her.
Yep, taking a look in Sarah’s dead bug covered rear view mirror proves that the past effects of Palin derangement syndrome never put a some much as a hink in her armor. Bugs hit the window shield and they wipe off.
You knock Sarah down, she gets back up.
You push her, she pushes back harder.
And sorry PUMA sisters but I have to say that Sarah gets back on her feet with a lot less scare tissue than Hillary Clinton.
Nothing against Hillary. I love her, I supported her. There were times when I have been worried about her. There are times when I have been disappointed…Okay really disappointed. Like I did not want her to support Barack Obama disappointed and I did not want her to become Secretary of State disappointed.
Diplomatic moves yes.
Smart moves? In my opinion, not so much.
Again there are times when I am worried about Hillary.
But never Sarah.
Sarah is the child that a mother leaves in the sandbox with three bullies knowing that she will exit that box with at least two right hooks under her belt, some other kid’s baseball cards and a magnificent sandcastle left behind.
Sarah is the one that makes seemingly crazy decisions and you think “Are you crazy?” . However, you know that it would work for her and only her.
Sarah is quite a rarity in the political arena. As a maverick, John McCain is somewhat of a paper tiger. Sarah Palin on the other hand is the real thing. She beat her own co-nominee at his own game. Now she is the person that John McCain goes to for help.
Ordinarily, you would never think that the person -the man on the top of the ticket would have to beg favors from the woman in the #2 spot. But then again this is Sarah Palin we are talking about.
Who created this star? Where did she come from? After nearly two years of bashing Sarah, the liberal mainstream media wants to know. They blame the GOP, the RNC, John McCain, Satan, even themselves. From what source of evil did this conservative she devil spawn?
From this article in The Nation:
How the Media Created a Monster: Sarah Palin
August 22, 2010It’s often said these days that Sarah Palin is a “media creation.” That is, the media promote and elevate her as one of America’s most popular and influential leaders, even though her approval ratings remain in the tank, by covering every appearance and statement (whether speech or tweet) as if she is the Junior President from Alaska.
But the “creation” part goes well beyond what’s happened since the 2008 campaign to keep her constantly in the public eye. It’s my view that she was created by the media even before John McCain picked her as his Veep candidate.It fact, it was exactly two years ago this week that a true (if rarely recognized) turning point in the 2008 race for the White House arrived. It came at the Democratic convention in Denver. No, it was not the good vibes about Obama, the ringing speeches by Teddy Kennedy, Michelle Obama, Bill and Hill, or by the candidate himself.
Rather, it was the electronic media’s overblown coverage of the allegedly widespread threat by female Hillary delegates, and other Clinton fans, to bolt Obama in favor of McCain that November.
As you may recall, the dissidents, known as “PUMAs,” got massive face time on TV and, it was claimed by many in the media, represented just the tip of the iceberg. And it was also said (by commentators, not just by the new, pro-Hillary media stars) that women, particularly older ones and suburban/blue-collar types who had voted for Hillary in the primaries, would likely abandon the Democrats in November.
Therefore, I agree with the article. PUMA may have been a factor in the Sarah Palin equation. PUMA is the organization that drove this idea home to the minds of women everywhere. Yes PUMAs are liberals for the most part but they are patriots for embracing a woman whose political values differed so much from their own. That applies myself- a conservative PUMA and it also applies to Sarah Palin, Kaye Bailey Hutchinson and several other Republican women.
The article continues:
...There was no firm evidence for this, of course, and few pundits, on TV or in print, seemed to notice that the same handful of disgruntled Hillary delegates appeared on all of the shows. No matter. Obama’s possible defeat because of the possible defections was widely predicted.
Why did this end up making any difference, since the mass female defections never happened?
Because John McCain and his people bought it, hook, line and sinker. This explains the sudden (though often ill-explained) rise of Sarah Palin to the top of their VP list. The McCainites saw an opening, which really wasn’t there, and went completely overboard. Not only did a female VP suddenly look like a great idea, but she would have extra appeal to the particular type of Hillary primary voters so hyped by the media.
The preposterous media coverage of the (few) unhappy Hillaryites at the Dem convention—which was aimed not at helping Obama but maintaining interest in the affair and the coming campaign—inspired McCain to select as his running mate someone who would virtually destroy his campaign.
Recall that after months of trailing, McCain came out of his convention with a bump that led to at least a tie with Obama in the polls—then he plummeted very quickly as the truth about Palin seeped out. In addition, he had lost his chief calling card: an edge in experience on Obama. A week after the GOP convention ended, polls were already showing that, if anything, women thought less of Palin than did men. CNN’s survey, for example, gave Obama a 50% to 36% edge over McCain, with only 13% of women saying they were more likely to vote for him because of Palin — and 11% reporting they were now less likely.
And surveys later showed that while she drew crowds she actually drove more people away from the GOP than toward it. In fact, it’s a myth that Palin was broadly “popular.”
Imagine if McCain had picked even a neutral figure such as a Pawlenty or, say, Kay Bailey Hutchison. Yes, Obama still would have won (he ran a fine campaign and the economy collapsed). But if McCain hadn’t picked Palin, it might have been a real nail biter.
Also: Sarah Palin would still be a little-known political figure probably completing her first term as governor and with no boomlet for her as a candidate for president in 2012. And Tina Fey would have missed out on another career boost.
Hmmmm, not so sure that I concur with the last bit which implies that Sarah Palin owes her exposure to John McCain. Nor am I convinced that McCain chose Sarah because he saw unhappy Democrat women during Hillary Clinton’s loss to Obama for the DNC presidential nomination. Again with the patriarchy. We also see this meme with RNC Chairman Michael Steel. Liberals claim that he was only voted as chairman because he was black and so was Obama.
Liberals…So racially tolerant and empowering of the little people.
Only in liberal bizarro world would, Sarah Palin, the Alaskan hayseed only be chosen for the RNC VP spot because she was a woman. Yet somehow is now a monster to those same liberals- a monster created by the media.
Speaking of media creations, what about Barry Obama? You know, the President who looks in the mirror and teleprompter too much. You want to tell me that he is not a monster created by the media?
A woman can’t just be talented- some guy has to be responsible for it. Sarah could have ran with McCain and been as engaging as driftwood. Only Sarah, made that election what it was. Also laughable is the author’s conclusion that the controversy surrounding Sarah, kept the election from being a “real nail biter”. Ha!!! McCain would have been easily defeated by Obama with more votes had Sarah not been on the RNC ticket. Even Ann Coulter, a notorious conservative and RINO hater, admitted that she voted for Sarah Palin and not John McCain. There are also a bunch of conservatives that pinched their noses and voted for Sarah because unlike McCain, she was a real conservative- the only one on the ticket.
Take my advice liberals. Don’t affirm to lies you do not believe in. Sarah is all conservative woman and she fits the universal definition of politically unstoppable. You tried once, twice, thrice.
Even when liberals stalk her, she just keeps being the same likable Sarah.
Now if that were me, I would have that creepy stalker drinking jet fuel before he could say Air Alaska but Sarah handled him easily while remaining calm.
Keeping it real.
And after encountering someone as phony as Barack Obama- keeping it real is enough for me and obviously many voters. I don’t care if she reads Highlights for kids everyday and he reads the Economist. If it ain’t real, if it’s one dimensional if someone’s wife has to say that you “deigned” to go into politics – you are not fit to be my president.
Go Sarah. I always had faith in you.
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