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Exhibit A in the Stop Palin Campaign, Dave "Journolist" Weigel
Datechguy's ^ | May 28th, 2011 | by Datechguy

Posted on 05/28/2011 5:01:03 PM PDT by onyx




I’ve commented a few times on how the media has, for the most part ignored Herman Cain and his early success.

Yesterday Dave Weigel wrote quite a few excellent posts but the most interesting was concerning a Gallup poll and Herman Cain:

Cain has come out of the gate making knowledge blunders (not knowing what the “right of return” is, for example), getting generally dismissive coverage. There is no team of reporters covering his every move on the trail, as there is for Huntsman. There’s no massive scrum outside his appearances, as there is for Pawlenty. And yet he’s outpolling Pawlenty.

That’s accurate, but while Stacy is ecstatic that his pal Dave is giving Herman some richly deserved props, I think he is missing the big picture here.

It is axiomatic that the old Journolist crowd hates Sarah Palin and will whenever possible knock her for a loop. I’ve already stated the MSM and the Democratic party (talk about redundancy) actually fear a Palin candidacy and will do their best to derail one.

Does Weigel do this, Why yes! While Praising Herman Cain he damns Sarah Palin in the guise of critiquing Byron York for missing the primary story:

But we’re talking about the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee who has been the subject of multiple books (including two of her own), two documentaries, and in some months as much as 50 percent of all media coverage of the GOP field. Fifteen percent? That’s actually about half of what she got in the very first survey of this primary, a February 2009 CNN poll.

Dave somehow doesn’t take into consideration in his critique relentless attacks from a media that never mentions her successes while always attempting to belittle her.

The simple fact is the left needs to stop Sarah Palin and the best equation to stop her has already been written:

(Social Conservatives+Tea Party) / (Sarah Palin+Michelle Bachmann + Herman Cain) = Romney wins in early primaries

As long as the left was reasonably sure Sarah Palin was not running, Herman Cain needed to be ignored by the MSM. They couldn’t take the chance of him becoming a threat to Mitt Romney and/or Jon Hunstman, who are the most likely GOP candidates to lose to Obama. That means any attention Dave gave Herman online wasn’t picked up by the MSM.

And while his obligatory Palin Bus post was fun:

I sort of like the idea of Palin doing this on Memorial Day weekend, a time when plenty of reporters (like, er, me) are headed out of D.C. Brings back memories of her giving reporters a July 3, 2009 assignment to cover her resignation announcement.

It seemed interesting to me the very day polls indicate that Palin might be running, Weigel’s first post is: “Gosh that Herman Cain looks pretty impressive doesn’t he?”

Well of course that’s just Dave. It doesn’t mean the old Journolist crew is back in business deciding to suddenly notice Herman Cain . I mean you’d need something like a pollster from Daily Kos writing for the NYT saying the same thing for that to be true wouldn’t you?

But what I found more newsworthy is the strong performance of Herman Cain, the entrepreneur and talk-show host who was included in Gallup’s poll for the first time. He polls at 8 percent, ahead of candidates like Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann and Jon Hunstman, who have received far more attention.

Well what do you know Nate Silver in the NYT is impressed by Herman Cain too! What an amazing coincidence!

Now I’ve already said I like Herman Cain, but mark my words, the “Journo-listic” MSM will suddenly find him a lot more interesting and worthy of coverage for as long as they think he will take votes away from Palin.

Will Herman take advantage of it? He’s not running to lose so of course he will, but I suspect that if the media’s attempt to use him to neutralize Palin succeeds then they will no longer consider him newsworthy or electable.

EXTRA UPDATE…CBS follows suit.

Update: Exhibit B: the DNC attacks

Update 2: On Morning Joe the entire thesis of the opening team is Sarah Palin is NOT running (One thing they didn’t mention her age, she would only be 60 in 2024 so she has a ton of time). They spent their time saying she will not, Politico also says she was not running, calling it an “attention grab”. (They don’t deign to mention this Byron York Piece)

And surprise surprise, who do they not mention by name? Herman Cain!

Remember the thesis, If Palin is running they boost Cain, if not they ignore him. As long as they believe Palin is out, Cain (who they also fear) must be kept down.

Update 3: Same theme on Today. They maintain Palin is not running so not only to they fail to mention Cain they don’t even show the Herman Cain Graphic in the Gallup poll. Can’t show a Black Republican in 3rd 5th place if Palin isn’t running.








TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: cain; datechguy; daveweigel; enemedia; freelazamataz; gallup; journolist; palin; pds; waronsarah
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1 posted on 05/28/2011 5:01:10 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Al B.; Brices Crossroads; Virginia Ridgerunner; Lakeshark; Bigtigermike; trisham; RedMDer; ...

Those journ0lists....lol. That old STOP PALIN meme.
Divide and conquer.
We welcome lively and robust primaries.
IDIOT DEMOCRATS.


2 posted on 05/28/2011 5:06:57 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
Mitt Romney and/or Jon Hunstman, who are the most likely GOP candidates to lose to Obama.

No wonder MSNBC promotes them so much as a good will gesture to the GOP.

3 posted on 05/28/2011 5:08:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: everyone


Positively Palin

4 posted on 05/28/2011 5:12:05 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: EGPWS

Exactly. Like Rush always says, the lamestream has already told us the candidate they fear the most.


5 posted on 05/28/2011 5:13:42 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I have no doubt that another Jounolist is out there from which all of these hacks draw their cookie-cutter talking points.


6 posted on 05/28/2011 5:18:25 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: onyx

Sorry about private inquiry, just wanted to make sure b4 I inserted foot in mouth. RUN SARAH RUN!!!!!


7 posted on 05/28/2011 5:20:14 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: onyx

“...the lamestream has already told us the candidate they fear the most.”

They’re sh!ttin’ BRICKS over Sarah, LOL!

Bring it. :)


8 posted on 05/28/2011 5:25:14 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: onyx

When obama learns how many states there are I’ll pay attention to the blunders of other politicians.


9 posted on 05/28/2011 5:34:53 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: onyx
Do these journ-o-lists think that Gov Sarah Palin is unaware of their predictable game plan? Do they think she hasn't already formulated political moves designed to blow them out of the water? Do they really think she is stupid? Do they think she's been napping and watching Gilligan's Island reruns instead of thinking tactics and strategy 24/7?

Sarah operates in her own unconventional mode. It's never been seen before at this level and the rats have no idea what's in store for them. They'll be caught up in the lib echo chamber and in the end, they won't know what hit them.

10 posted on 05/28/2011 5:41:36 PM PDT by JPG (Bibi 1, O'Hamas 0.)
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To: onyx

When will they learn...(when she is sworn in?)

Resistance is Futile!

Prepare to be Liberated!

: )


11 posted on 05/28/2011 5:42:41 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." I Heart Herman Cain..)
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To: onyx

Thanks for the post. “Caining Palin” is a good play but will fail even with the white guilt crowd.

IMHO, The defining moments for Palin will be her first call for contributions after she announces and the enormous response that call will receive.

For those who have not met Sarah or been in a venue where she has had a chance to work with the crowd; prepare to become a believer. Sarah being on the stage with other candidates will be like nothing we have ever seen.

I need satisfaction. I want payback. I want to punish. I may be weak and easily put upon but Sarah Palin will be my strong voice and I am willing to pay for the opportunity. I need a champion to lead and I want it to be a woman and I want that woman to be Sarah Palin.

I only need to make a decision once and my decision has been made.


12 posted on 05/28/2011 5:43:35 PM PDT by UncleSam (Palinista,Paulite,Trumper, Birther,Proofer,TeaParty-Northside,RackHead and yesterday,called a Moron.)
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To: onyx
(Social Conservatives+Tea Party) / (Sarah Palin+Michelle Bachmann + Herman Cain) = Romney wins in early primaries

Yup.

That's their new formula. It's a bit more risky for them than the old formula.

But the two Denominators have left the premises.
13 posted on 05/28/2011 5:46:08 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: VaRepublican

NEVER be sorry! Write to me anytime!!!!


14 posted on 05/28/2011 5:46:51 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I hope she plays rope a dope w the media, letting them beat her up over and again until Americans get sick of the garbage then their threats will have worn out.


15 posted on 05/28/2011 5:47:43 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (r e p e n t o r b e s a d)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

16 posted on 05/28/2011 5:47:54 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Right on, VR!
This is the new meme!


17 posted on 05/28/2011 5:49:13 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Terry Mross

Terry,
Just think of the vast amount of *blunders* the Marxist would make were the media to pose GOTCHA QUESTIONS to him!

Never mind the number of Biden-type blunders he would have made in ‘08!


18 posted on 05/28/2011 5:51:36 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: JPG
B T T T ! ! !
RUN, SARAH, RUN!


19 posted on 05/28/2011 5:52:41 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Hear! Hear!!


20 posted on 05/28/2011 5:53:20 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

http://www.ontheissues.org/sarah_palin.htm
is this fairly accurate?


21 posted on 05/28/2011 6:00:12 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: UncleSam; Brices Crossroads; Virginia Ridgerunner; RedMDer; trisham; Victoria Delsoul; ...

You all have to read Uncle Sam’s comments!


22 posted on 05/28/2011 6:00:21 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I am to the point now where I hope my vote for Sarah pains the media as much as a swift kick to the gonads...blinding, excruciating agony.


23 posted on 05/28/2011 6:03:26 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: VaRepublican
No, she was McCain's running mate.

She has written a lot about her own policies on her FaceBook page, and linked most of her other opeds that appeared in the WSJ, WaPO, USA Today, NRO and other major publications to her FB page.

Also, PALINTV-unfiltered has most of her TV & radio interviews, along with some of her major speeches.
24 posted on 05/28/2011 6:07:17 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: FreeReign

LOL. Right. I am glad Huckabee took a pass. Truly a deceitful, snarky man.


25 posted on 05/28/2011 6:08:50 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Woo-Hoo! Me too!


26 posted on 05/28/2011 6:09:32 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: TheConservativeParty
when she is sworn in

That will be a sight, won't it. I'm also thinking about the exploding heads on the left. The derangement that will follow will be incredible, possibly even clinically certifiable.

27 posted on 05/28/2011 6:10:09 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: onyx

Makes me want to vote several times... :-)


28 posted on 05/28/2011 6:13:47 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: onyx

I do not really want to join face book but since I can see it I will do my homework.


29 posted on 05/28/2011 6:13:55 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Register me....!!!!


30 posted on 05/28/2011 6:14:24 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Is cash what she needs?


31 posted on 05/28/2011 6:15:29 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: onyx

They let everyone in from Massachusetts and Maine to vote in NH...why not?


32 posted on 05/28/2011 6:18:39 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: VaRepublican; TheConservativeParty; who knows what evil?

Not yet. Wait until she announces!

We’ll make Romney’s one day haul of $10 million look like chump change....LOL.


33 posted on 05/28/2011 6:20:12 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: who knows what evil?
Exactly! Several precincts. Have ID, it can travel.
:)
34 posted on 05/28/2011 6:21:29 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I have not said it but go ahead and put me on ping list please.


35 posted on 05/28/2011 6:22:58 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: VaRepublican

“Smoked marijuana when it was legal under Alaska law. (Aug 2006”

http://www.ontheissues.org/sarah_palin.htm

Is this true, anyone?


36 posted on 05/28/2011 6:24:58 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll
Palin said she has smoked marijuana--remember, it was legal under state law, she said, even if illegal under U.S. law--but says she didn’t like it and doesn’t smoke it now. Palin adds, “I can’t claim a Bill Clinton and say that I never inhaled.”

Source: Anchorage Daily News, “Little play,” by K. Hopkins Aug 6, 2006

Sarah Palin in Drugs
37 posted on 05/28/2011 6:34:17 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: SatinDoll

Even if it is true so.... didnt president clinton and Obama “experiment” with coke. or at least not inhale?


38 posted on 05/28/2011 6:46:52 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: VaRepublican; Bratch

I guess it is true, and since it was legal in Alaska at the time, not that big a deal.

Because of the time frame I suspect many people of a certain generation used marijuana at some point.


39 posted on 05/28/2011 6:58:44 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: onyx

BTTT! The LSM and other Rat operatives will stop at nothing.
If you hear that Sarah will be in Gettysgurg tomorrow please ping or mail me.
We are RVing about 40 miles from there and would to be there for that!.
Our reception is very iffy here.


40 posted on 05/28/2011 7:02:39 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: UncleSam; onyx
I only need to make a decision once and my decision has been made.

As has mine. Thanks for your thoughts.

onyx, sorry I wasn't around when you posted this. Datechguy has nailed it. Part of me worries that conservatives will once again fall for the obvious MSM ploy to divide. After all, it's worked many times before, except for when they had to deal with a guy named Reagan.

Then I think about what they're up against this time and I say bring it on. The more the merrier. The Guv welcomes it, so should I. I have to laugh, though, at the MSM fawning the last couple of days over conservative candidates they despise. Too funny.

41 posted on 05/28/2011 7:47:23 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: VaRepublican

That is a good information source. Bookmarked.


42 posted on 05/28/2011 8:27:28 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: onyx

I hope Palin runs. She’s my first choice. Cain is my second.

If I can’t vote for Sarah Palin I’ll be proud as a peacock to vote for Herman Cain. The others don’t impress me a bit.


43 posted on 05/28/2011 9:24:00 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: RedMDer

OKay! Will do!
I think I have your cell# stashed in FR mail somewhere.


44 posted on 05/28/2011 10:02:41 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Al B.
I should have pinged Sarah's List! I wasn't thinking clearly. Maybe I should anyway at this late hour?
45 posted on 05/28/2011 10:04:52 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: GloriaJane

I have one choice: Sarah. I await her decision.
On the slight chance that she doesn’t run, then I’ll make my second choice. :)


46 posted on 05/28/2011 10:06:17 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 1_Rain_Drop; 4woodenboats; Abbeville Conservative; abigail2; ABQHispConservative; ..

FYI for SARAH PALIN'S PING LIST!

47 posted on 05/28/2011 10:09:45 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

“I have one choice: Sarah. I await her decision.
On the slight chance that she doesn’t run, then I’ll make my second choice.”

That is where I am. There are two or three others I could support, but there is only one I really -want- to.


48 posted on 05/28/2011 10:53:34 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Psalm 144
It's a good place to be. Solidly for Sarah. Praying for her and her precious family. Awaiting her decision.

The lamestream want the horse race. The thoroughbred is out of the barn, touring the various racetracks.

:)

49 posted on 05/28/2011 11:03:02 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: JPG
Do these journ-o-lists think that Gov Sarah Palin is unaware of their predictable game plan? Do they think she hasn't already formulated political moves designed to blow them out of the water? Do they really think she is stupid? Do they think she's been napping and watching Gilligan's Island reruns instead of thinking tactics and strategy 24/7

Yes, yes, yes and yes. It's her secret weapon!

50 posted on 05/29/2011 5:01:42 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...RUN!)
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