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TIME: Tea Party 'Not Big Movement,' Palin Fans 'Un-American'
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Posted on 02/09/2010 2:04:43 PM PST by Justaham

Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement “both have far less support in the country at large than a gullible Old Media seems to understand or suggest,” Time magazine senior political analyst Mark Halperin asserted on “The Page” while colleague Joe Klein, on Time’s “Swampland” blog, showed fear of the supposedly impotent coalition as he denigrated her Saturday night convention speech as “anti-intellectual drivel,” scolding as “anti-American” those dumb enough to like her:

Those who celebrate Sarah Palin's lack of knowledge as a form of “authenticity” superior to Barack Obama's gloriously American mongrel ethnicity and self-made intellectuality are representatives of a long-standing American theme – the celebration of sameness, and mediocrity, in a country that has succeeded brilliantly because of its diversity and restlessly eccentric genius. Happily, it has almost always been a losing theme. And, indeed, in the truest sense, it can be called anti-American.

Halperin, political director for ABC News until 2007, appeared on the Sunday edition of ABC’s World News where he insisted Palin and tea partiers are “still not big enough or specific enough to do anything but criticize Obama, criticize the government” and while “that creates excitement,” it's “not a national governing movement.”

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1 posted on 02/09/2010 2:04:44 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

**....he insisted Palin and tea partiers are “still not big enough or specific enough to do anything but criticize Obama,....***

Ignore them at your peril!


2 posted on 02/09/2010 2:07:28 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Justaham
Sarah, you've got the target bracketed .... Fire At Will !
3 posted on 02/09/2010 2:07:31 PM PST by tx_eggman (Obama has "Czars" because men with more integrity than he has still use the titles "Don" and "Capo")
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To: Justaham

YOSSARIAN: Time Magazine ‘Not Big Readership,’ Obama Fans ‘Pro-Communisim’


4 posted on 02/09/2010 2:08:17 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: Justaham

And yet these idiots try to pass as “journalists”

LOL at their stupidity


5 posted on 02/09/2010 2:08:46 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Justaham

Good. It’s a new day and they’re still clueless idiots. I hope they never wake up.


6 posted on 02/09/2010 2:09:29 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: Justaham

Does anybody still subscribe to Time?

I remember a few decades ago when it was a first class news magazine. I don’t even see it in doctors’ offices any more.

Maybe it’s because they hire learning-disabled leftists for their political analysts.


7 posted on 02/09/2010 2:09:52 PM PST by Skepolitic
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To: Justaham

Time: Not Big Subscription.


8 posted on 02/09/2010 2:10:04 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Justaham
TIME: Tea Party 'Not Big Movement,' Palin Fans 'Un-American'

Good!

Just keep whistling past the graveyard and pay no mind to us trivial whiners promoting freedom. ; )

9 posted on 02/09/2010 2:10:29 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Justaham

Seemed not too long ago the Leftists were screaming that we weren’t supposed to question their patriosm, yet they are they are doing this to those who don’t agree with them. The Left’s m.o.: When in doubt shout down your opponent with ceaseless attacks no matter how baseless.


10 posted on 02/09/2010 2:10:33 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Justaham

I guess this is why the Media ignores anti-War protesters, pro-Abortion protesters, animal rights protesters, homosexual activists, radical feminists, illegal alien rallies and global warming scaremongers. Because they’re a loud vocal minority with no real political power.


11 posted on 02/09/2010 2:10:45 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: Justaham

This will be one of those headlines/threads you’ll want to keep for posterity.


12 posted on 02/09/2010 2:10:49 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: tx_eggman

Which one is Will????


13 posted on 02/09/2010 2:10:52 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Skepolitic

” learning-disabled leftists”

That’s not what Rahm Emmanuel called them!


14 posted on 02/09/2010 2:11:06 PM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: Skepolitic

Time is running out for this piece of yellow journalism fit only for the dumpster!


15 posted on 02/09/2010 2:11:37 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Justaham
"Time magazine senior political analyst Mark Halperin..."

That name.

Where do I remember that name from?

Oh yeah, he used to be in charge of political coverage at ABC News:

Halperin internal memo dated Friday October 8, 2004

It goes without saying that the stakes are getting very high for the country and the campaigns - and our responsibilities become quite grave

I do not want to set off and endless colloquy that none of us have time for today - nor do I want to stifle one. Please respond if you feel you can advance the discussion.

The New York Times (Nagourney/Stevenson) and Howard Fineman on the web both make the same point today: the current Bush attacks on Kerry involve distortions and taking things out of context in a way that goes beyond what Kerry has done.

Kerry distorts, takes out of context, and mistakes all the time, but these are not central to his efforts to win.

We have a responsibility to hold both sides accountable to the public interest, but that doesn't mean we reflexively and artificially hold both sides "equally" accountable when the facts don't warrant that.

I'm sure many of you have this week felt the stepped up Bush efforts to complain about our coverage. This is all part of their efforts to get away with as much as possible with the stepped up, renewed efforts to win the election by destroying Senator Kerry at least partly through distortions.

It's up to Kerry to defend himself, of course. But as one of the few news organizations with the skill and strength to help voters evaluate what the candidates are saying to serve the public interest. Now is the time for all of us to step up and do that right.

Who'd believe this activist turkey?

16 posted on 02/09/2010 2:11:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Justaham

I would bet money that there were more Tea Party attendees in 2009 than copies of Time Magazine sold on the newsstand.


17 posted on 02/09/2010 2:12:12 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: Justaham
I suppose that this implies that supporters of Barack Obama are pro America? Sure.
18 posted on 02/09/2010 2:12:40 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Justaham

Time- It’s just too ghey.


19 posted on 02/09/2010 2:12:47 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Justaham
We will certainly find out in November.
20 posted on 02/09/2010 2:13:41 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Yossarian

“YOSSARIAN: Time Magazine ‘Not Big Readership,’ Obama Fans ‘Pro-Communisim’

Perfect reply.


21 posted on 02/09/2010 2:14:50 PM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: Justaham
Barack Obama's gloriously American mongrel ethnicity and self-made intellectuality...

Is the author a comedian? "Mongrel ethnicity"...is that progressive for mixed race? I'm sure if a conservative uttered such an insipid phrase there would be no end of the accusations of racism.

As for Obama's "self-made intellectuality"...I thought he claimed he went to Columbia and Harvard...they not educating students at those institutions any longer? How about Obama's various mentors...they didn't teach him anything either? Maybe not, he doesn't seem to learn lessons well or quickly. OK, so I'll take his word for it, Obama made his own intellect, the god that he is...just goes to show he still hasn't made anything worth two cents.

22 posted on 02/09/2010 2:15:53 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: Justaham

Its such a small movement that the MSM spends a lot of time attacking it. lol.

Um-American again?? Gee, Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi said so in a USA Today column last year during the Town Hall meetings.

I guess HUAC is coming back?


23 posted on 02/09/2010 2:20:03 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Sir Gawain

I actually WANT them to keep it up.
KEEP IT UP ALL YEAR.
Continue showing yourselves getting more and more desperate,
and more and more people will see right through you and your
hateful snarkiness.
They know they are losing.
This is the best ‘stuff’ they can come up with.
As time goes on, this will STILL be the only stuff they
can come up with, and the lights will slowly dim around their heads, their magazines and TV shows will fold, their faces will redden, both out of embarrassment and muffled
apoplexy, and they’ll silently shuttle themselves to the sideline seat they’ve been quietly earning for years.


24 posted on 02/09/2010 2:20:50 PM PST by supremedoctrine (Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
And then there's Bill O'Reilly calling some of the Tea Party attendants, nuts and crazy!
25 posted on 02/09/2010 2:20:53 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham
Halperin, political director for ABC News until 2007, appeared on the Sunday edition of ABC’s World News where he insisted Palin and tea partiers are “still not big enough or specific enough to do anything but criticize Obama, criticize the government” and while “that creates excitement,” it's “not a national governing movement.”

I'm not sure that Martha Coakley and the other Dem candidates from the first year of this dangerous Obama era would agree. We'll see if he changes his mind after the PA congressional race or after the November elections.

26 posted on 02/09/2010 2:30:39 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Skepolitic

In terms of profitability...Time is pretty much a 4-star loser. They still sell in a modest way at airports...but I suspect their subscription level is like twenty percent of what it was in the 1980s.


27 posted on 02/09/2010 2:34:13 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Justaham

It really is priceless watching the left wing media try to define the Tea Party Movement, trying to make sense of it all, trying to figure out who the leader is — they really just don’t get it.


28 posted on 02/09/2010 2:56:07 PM PST by PMAS
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To: Justaham

It really is priceless watching the left wing media try to define the Tea Party Movement, trying to make sense of it all, trying to figure out who the leader is — they really just don’t get it.


29 posted on 02/09/2010 2:56:28 PM PST by PMAS
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To: Justaham

America has succeeded because of f’ing “diversity”??

I’m speechless. I think the only way these commie bastards are going to shut up is when we finally shoot them dead.


30 posted on 02/09/2010 2:56:38 PM PST by MGMSwordsman
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To: Yossarian

Shady: Liberal-Progressives disliked...Time Magazine irrelevant.


31 posted on 02/09/2010 3:00:03 PM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: Justaham

They liberals are attacking what they perceive as their biggest threat.

Palin.

The entrenched GOP establishment is attacking what they perceive as their biggest threat.

Palin.

Why do they think she is a threat? They think she can take their power away.


32 posted on 02/09/2010 3:07:03 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Justaham

Obama on track to triple TIME cover record.


33 posted on 02/09/2010 3:16:09 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Justaham

“Obama’s gloriously American mongrel ethnicity and self-made intellectuality”

Halpern should be proud of that one!


34 posted on 02/09/2010 3:17:55 PM PST by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Justaham

The libs STILL don’t get it. They’ll have to learn the hard way ... on Election Night! The people have spoken!


35 posted on 02/09/2010 3:17:56 PM PST by chippewaman
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To: Justaham

TIME is so defunct, they should be paying their customers to read their collective garbage. Oh wait...they probably do...my bad.


36 posted on 02/09/2010 3:33:21 PM PST by cranked
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To: Justaham
Those who celebrate Sarah Palin's lack of knowledge as a form of “authenticity” superior to Barack Obama's gloriously American mongrel ethnicity and self-made intellectuality are representatives of a long-standing American theme – the celebration of sameness, and mediocrity, in a country that has succeeded brilliantly because of its diversity and restlessly eccentric genius.

I can't recall the last time I read/heard so much dung spewed out in so few words...

...celebrate Sarah Palin's lack of knowledge...

What an arrogant pus ... is this writer...
People see a genuine track record of leadership in Mrs. Palin. Beyond an ability to 'organize communities' - she ran a business, she was a mayor, and a Governor. She shares values that are appreciated by the American people, and unlike the current crop of 'leaders' in Washington, she doesn't talk down to the people like they are chattel whose sole purpose of existence is to provide tax dollars to the state.

...superior to Barack Obama's gloriously American mongrel ethnicity...

What the hell?
People aren't dogs. Why is he referring to anyone as 'mongrels'... Even though he tries to clothe it in the words of 'glorious' - this terminology reflects someone who doesn't look much further than skin deep... We all came off of the Ark. Eight people. Sure, different families and cousins have spread across the world -- but people that marry between distant cousins aren't mongrels. What vileness...

superior to Barack Obama's gloriously American mongrel ethnicity and self-made intellectuality

Yes indeed. Tell me more about "Obama's self-made intellectuality". Why the lock-down (via Executive Order, and MSM malfeasance) on Obama's SATs and College records?

...a country that has succeeded brilliantly because of its diversity and restlessly eccentric genius...

You'll have trouble proving that one... America was founded by Christians who feared and honored the LORD. America was greatly blessed... Ripping the honor of God and Christ out of society to honor "diversity" is going to have its 'blow-back' (as it already has with disregard for Law; celebrating the murder of the defenseless as a 'right' (40M and counting since Roe vs. Wade); degradation of the sanctity of Marriage; and the recompense of error which is meet from the vile practices recognized today as 'honorable'...).

37 posted on 02/09/2010 3:33:45 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Justaham

Sarah must be close to target. Here she is a private citizen not currently running for any office and yet you can walk on the FLAK.


38 posted on 02/09/2010 3:59:24 PM PST by magslinger (Cry MALAISE! and let slip the dogs of incompetence.)
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To: frposty

Is intellectuality actually a word?


39 posted on 02/09/2010 4:01:03 PM PST by magslinger (Cry MALAISE! and let slip the dogs of incompetence.)
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40 posted on 02/09/2010 4:06:46 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Justaham

Time is not a Big Magazine and Time is Un-American. So?


41 posted on 02/09/2010 4:31:08 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: Bratch

With Sarahcuda nose art.


42 posted on 02/09/2010 4:35:31 PM PST by magslinger (Cry MALAISE! and let slip the dogs of incompetence.)
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To: Justaham
These leftist libtards are incredibly ignorant fools....as some other here said...dismiss us at your peril! I went to the Tea Party in Greenville SC last spring. It was so incredibly awesome! For the first time ever, in my case, it was a time to come together with other like-minded patriots to finally say: "enough is enough; we are pissed off, and we're not going to take it anymore!"

These libtards truly are fools living in a complete total state of denial. They think all they need do is say something disparaging on the pages of their rags and all of a sudden, we're all supposed to be discredited? What complete fools they prove themselves to be!

Well, I say...keep it up! Just keep it up, you fools! Our righteous cause is gaining victories more and more each and every day; and the lefist libtards can't stand it! They know nothing other than to expose their deviant, disgusting gutter underbelly! Keep it up! Just keep it up!

43 posted on 02/09/2010 4:52:57 PM PST by nfldgirl (Tim Tebow=our real life (Francine Rivers' Redeeming Love...) Michael!)
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To: Justaham

Holy Smokes! So TIME magazine is still being printed? Who in the world buys that rag?


44 posted on 02/09/2010 5:17:07 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: MGMSwordsman

‘I think the only way these commie bastards are going to shut up is when we finally shoot them dead.’’ Bravo! Bingo! Nailed it! Yup, you got it.


45 posted on 02/09/2010 5:21:36 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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Whoa! That looks like one rough run-in to the target. God Bless those WW2 guys.


46 posted on 02/09/2010 5:25:22 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: Justaham

BOR is not our friend.


47 posted on 02/09/2010 6:01:13 PM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: Justaham

Amazingly clueless man!


48 posted on 02/09/2010 6:43:06 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Justaham

http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:R4fKY_Nb-KwJ:97.74.65.51/Articles/ReadArticle.asp%3FID%3D15511+Mark+Halperin+father+soros+society&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

Mark Halperin’s idea of what is right may be what is Left. He was born in 1965 in Bethesda, Maryland, the red-diaper baby of hard-Left-connected controversial foreign policy specialist Morton Halperin. This fact reveals an entire Left-spin universe in which Mark grew up exposed to his father’s comrades and radical ideas.

Morton Halperin today is Senior Vice President of the left-wing Center for American Progress (CAP) and Director of the Open Society Policy Center established by eccentric billionaire international financier George Soros.

In 1975, when Mark Halperin was 10, his father became director of the Center for National Security Studies (CNSS), bankrolled by the Field Foundation and the Fund for Peace (FFP). Much of CNSS’s staff came from the ultra-leftist Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), identified in past congressional investigations as a Communist front group. One ubiquitous figure on the Left who helped run CNSS with Halperin was IPS director Robert Borosage. Halperin remained CNSS Director until 1992, when the election of President Bill Clinton brought him back into government.

In February 1993, President Bill Clinton’s administration announced the appointment of Morton Halperin to the new position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Democracy and Peacekeeping. Halperin withdrew his name from consideration in January 1994, his nomination stalled by both Republican and Democrat U.S. Senators who refused to consent to so radical a nominee.

Halperin was for many reasons too controversial to win Senate confirmation. He had advocated unilateral nuclear disarmament of the United States, publication of most U.S. military secrets, and an end of all clandestine activities by the U.S. against the Soviet Union and its colony in Communist Cuba.

Concerning the Soviet-Cuban military intervention in Angola, Halperin in the June 9, 1979, issue of The Nation magazine had written, “Every action which the Soviet Union and Cuba have taken in Africa has been consistent with the principles of international law.”

Morton Halperin during the mid-1970s befriended Philip Agee, a former-CIA-agent-turned-Communist who publicly identified hundreds of purported American Central Intelligence Agency agents. At least one of these agents, Athens station chief Richard Welch, was murdered shortly thereafter. Halperin flew to Europe to help Agee find safe haven after Great Britain expelled him. In the U.S., Halperin opposed legislation to punish the outing of U.S. undercover agents as Agee had done. Halperin has described the CIA as “the subverter of everybody else’s freedom.”


49 posted on 02/09/2010 8:01:28 PM PST by JApost
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To: Justaham
The Left's attempt to mock Palin again makes them look even more like fools.
50 posted on 02/09/2010 8:13:59 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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