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Is Sarah Palin Getting Trumped?
Pajamas Media ^ | 04/20/2011 | Myra Adams

Posted on 04/20/2011 1:29:38 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP

According to the latest polls, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s political popularity trajectory is heading south. It was inevitable given our 24/7 fame-obsessed culture which feeds on new personalities and controversy to fuel the celebrity media machine.

Once Sarah Palin resigned from her office as Alaska governor, she left that respected “higher platform” reserved for our elected leaders and crossed over into celebrity jungle.

There, she willingly subjected herself to the unforgiving forces of media pop culture, where the masses are easily bored. And now, without a new hit show, movie, book, clothing line, charity cause, or fragrance, Palin is vying for the same celebrity space as Lady Gaga and Charlie Sheen. And worse for her, according to the Washington Post, Palin “rarely seems to break through into the national dialogue.”

Since her successful 2009 launch into the media pop culture, Palin’s “brand” has remained essentially the same and her fan base has not widened. Now after two years in the celebrity maelstrom, as her star is starting to flicker, she must do what all celebrities need do to stay on top: re-invent herself. Otherwise, Sarah Palin appears destined for a twirl on Dancing with the Stars during the 2013 season.

There is no doubt that in these past two years former Palin has had a good run. Consider her list of accomplishments: Fox News contributor, best-selling author, a reality TV show, success as a political fundraiser, champion of conservative causes, Tea Party leader, a bold critic of President Obama, a master of social media, and a “kingmaker” in the 2010 midterm elections — while the question of will she or won’t she run for president swirled around her like an Iowa tornado.

But the question remains: is Sarah Palin’s expiration date about up?

(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com ...


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1 posted on 04/20/2011 1:29:40 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Conservative vs. Attention Whore


2 posted on 04/20/2011 1:32:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Trump is merely filling Sarah's vacuum.

There are millions of us just waiting for the "go" signal from her.

ineluctable

3 posted on 04/20/2011 1:32:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

They wish!

Cindie


4 posted on 04/20/2011 1:33:07 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Anyone who actually believes Trump cares about Obama’s BC is somewhat dim. Is there any proof he hired a single investigator?


5 posted on 04/20/2011 1:33:10 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

What ever Trump is doing, it seems to be working. The article points out some of the reasons why.


6 posted on 04/20/2011 1:37:08 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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ROLF at the funny headline.


7 posted on 04/20/2011 1:37:31 PM PDT by Milhous
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To: Milhous
Time will tell. According to the author, Palin has made a strong claim that if she is going to run, she will make it official by June.
8 posted on 04/20/2011 1:40:08 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Adams is a RomneyBOT.
This is another attack for Romney, the Backstabber.


Myra Adams’s Groups:
Mitt Romney 2012 Supporters Mitt Romney 2012 Supporters"


Mark McKinnon and Myra Adams on the leading contenders.
The 2008 GOP presidential flameout Mitt Romney is the 2012 GOP front runner"

9 posted on 04/20/2011 1:40:24 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
PSYCHO-FREEP, one of FR’s top Palin-haters, posting a negative article. Yawn!
10 posted on 04/20/2011 1:40:50 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: nickcarraway

If Trump says he hired an investigator, you can bank on it.


11 posted on 04/20/2011 1:41:54 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
The real question is: WHERE IS COWARD ROMNEY?
Protecting Obama while the misogynist's Team attacks the GOP.


Chihuahua Romney - Self-Declared "King of Tea-Party":
”My lawyers say Obama was born in the United States,
and that Obama doesn’t need a Birth Certificate (like me!!!!!), and that
all citizenship tests have been passed by Obama.".

12 posted on 04/20/2011 1:43:18 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: bwc2221

Take the time to actually read the whole article. It is not as negative as you claim. It’s actually quite objective.

But then that requires an effort and a look at all the facts and issues, which goes against your one track agenda.


13 posted on 04/20/2011 1:45:15 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Why is that? The guy has been a proven liar on many occasions. Should we bank on Obama’s word too?


14 posted on 04/20/2011 1:47:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

No. For one thing, Todd would kill him. For another thing, Melania would help Todd.

But seriously, if you like Sarah Palin, Donald Trump simply isn’t a realistic substitute. And if you think Sarah Palin is an unserious money and attention whore, and you think the answer to that is to nominate Donald Trump, you’re down the rabbit hole and hallucinating.


15 posted on 04/20/2011 1:47:33 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Diogenesis

Romney is not doing well at all. He is slipping quite fast now that Trump is making such an impact on the race. I’m all for it. I never have liked Romney and always saw him as a cheap used car salesman.


16 posted on 04/20/2011 1:47:58 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; ...
Why dont YOU look at the author's site linked to Mitt Romney in 2012.


Myra Adams’s Groups:

17 posted on 04/20/2011 1:48:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Another Romney-bot is heard from.

To Hades with him, his template for Obamacare, and his magic underwear.


18 posted on 04/20/2011 1:48:26 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....POW! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Care to post some facts to back your claim?


19 posted on 04/20/2011 1:49:28 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

If, by working, you mean making the media rejoice, yes it is. Plus, they think the GOP nominee might be someone who has never understood a conservative position, let alone held one. He is a man who made his living looting the taxpayers.


20 posted on 04/20/2011 1:49:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
There is nothing wrong with used car salespeople.

Romney is a liar and fascist who imposes his
demands on his "experiments".

"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism
or socialism on people has been by way of medicine..."

President Ronald Reagan

Death Panels imposed by Mitt Romney (ObamaCARE=RomneyCARE).



21 posted on 04/20/2011 1:50:22 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

If I say it, you can bank on it. To quote you.


22 posted on 04/20/2011 1:51:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Diogenesis
The RNC seems to be pretty obscure these days. I don't think they even gave us McNuts in ‘08. My belief is that it was the average nonpolitical ignorant public who went for a name they recognized. The Conservatives in the race were so scattered and unknown, that all they managed to do was thin out the base to the point where the moderates chose our candidate.

There is no way Romney will pull it off this time. Huckabee will probably wind up taking it based on the ignorance of the average voter.

23 posted on 04/20/2011 2:01:43 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; All
Hey, don't forget to tell everyone on this thread that you're an Alaska oil man who's ticked off at Sarah because she yanked your trough away.

That disclosure thing, don't you know?

"Just for the record, I happen to be one of those “Blood Sucking Takers who helped pioneer the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield for Atlantic Richfield and Sohio...Palin’s ignorant, punitive and Populist attack on that established effort, nearly put a halt to everything good we worked so hard to create. "

24 posted on 04/20/2011 2:05:25 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
One-track agenda? That's really the pot calling the kettle black.
25 posted on 04/20/2011 2:07:04 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Trump is making a lot of noise (some call it news) but at sometime people will get tired of his ranting and raving because he isn’t doing anything but “ranting, raving, making claims he isn’t backing up with facts” and people will eventually tune him out and see him for the blow-heart he is.

Sarah is making good down to earth speeches and trying to motivate people, and supporting those that are standing up and letting their voices be heard. Not so with “The Donald” - all he talks about is himself.


26 posted on 04/20/2011 2:08:55 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
If she continues to give speeches like that of last Sat. in Wisconsin no Republican will come anywhere near her, and then she can proceed on to, figuritively, drive her heel into Obama's throat. That is, if she decides to run.

Aside: Loved what she stated last night to Hannity, i.e., that no candidate, or public persona, need feel they have to grant their attendance in front of a hostile media. I believe she said something like, 'nobody has to give them, (liberal press), the time of day', and that one needn't be tentative in defending themselves and their positions on the issues.

Say what you will about her, critique her; throw a fit when she speaks boldly, and loudly.
But no one can deny that with Sarah Palin there is absolutely no pretense. She's as comfortable being around (so-called) ordinary people as she would be heads of state.

I think of Mrs Palin when I recall the incident of Reagan in the 1976 primary, when he met that group of blind children in North Carolina. They went out of their way to fool the press and keep them away. Can you imagine Obama; Clinton, or Romney; Gingrich, purposely leading the press away from an event such as this?

27 posted on 04/20/2011 2:10:22 PM PDT by jla
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To: jongaltsr
Oh, I think Trump is backing up what he says with facts quite well. He is also very pragmatic in how he comes across on these issues, which is why he is making such a major impact on the race.

It's You are not very much in tune with what you claim. Prove me wrong and show some link that backs your claims.

28 posted on 04/20/2011 2:18:31 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

http://www.esia.net/Common_Traits_of_Stalkers.htm


29 posted on 04/20/2011 2:20:33 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: jla
I agree, it is not a very clever campaign strategy to insult and isolate so many groups of voters, particularly the GOP establishment and the Moderates or Independents.

It plays well with the fringe base and the Tea Party hard cores, but to win elections by pushing away support and being rude in the process is not very smart.

“Fight Like a Girl!”, “Game On” and that other “Get used to it!” phrase do not exactly inspire a broad appeal to the average apolitical voter. If anything, it repels them.

Palin can run her campaign as she sees fit, but up to now it hasn't exactly been working very well for her.

30 posted on 04/20/2011 2:30:29 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Here we go...the Pajama Media Palin Bashing event is underway.

The msm has a new tactice...bash Trump, and they try and tie Palin to him.

Why not? They've tried everything else.
31 posted on 04/20/2011 2:45:57 PM PDT by FrankR (Liberals Don't Have Scruples, Judgement or Morals...only MOTIVES.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
According to the latest polls...

I guess it's over then.

ALL HAIL KING BARAK!!!

32 posted on 04/20/2011 3:13:42 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Once Sarah Palin resigned from her office as Alaska governor, she left that respected “higher platform” reserved for our elected leaders and crossed over into celebrity jungle.

Yeah...

That REALLY messed up REAGAN's chances, too!

33 posted on 04/20/2011 3:14:57 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
“Fight Like a Girl!”, “Game On” and that other “Get used to it!” phrase do not exactly inspire a broad appeal to the average apolitical voter. If anything, it repels them.

Who cares?

We have in the Office right NOW, what the AVERAGE voter got us LAST time!

34 posted on 04/20/2011 3:16:26 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: nickcarraway; PSYCHO-FREEP
Anyone who actually believes Trump cares about Obama’s BC is somewhat dim.

Would mind to explain that more in detail to a lot of FRiends. Especially the word dim???

35 posted on 04/20/2011 4:09:11 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Diogenesis; PSYCHO-FREEP
Adams is a RomneyBOT.
This is another attack for Romney, the Backstabber.

Diogenesis, do you check under your bed every night to see if Mitt Romney is hiding there?

36 posted on 04/20/2011 4:16:21 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
From Rush Limbaugh's Facebook, 4/20/11:

I think there are people giving Trump a skewed perception of mainstream conservatism. I think he believes that it's the kooks, the fringe -- and that's not, of course, the case. The mainstream conservative base is not concerned with where Obama's birth certificate is. We're concerned with his economics destroying the economy.

37 posted on 04/20/2011 4:21:21 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
If anything, it repels them.

*Snickering*

So you really think catchy phrases don't work?

Yeah, "hope and change" just repelled so many people...........

Sometimes you seem like you're from another planet.

38 posted on 04/20/2011 4:26:27 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Polls show Trump taking voters form Mitt not Palin but nice try.


39 posted on 04/20/2011 4:28:01 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“If Trump says he hired an investigator, you can bank on it.”

Which bank?


40 posted on 04/20/2011 4:31:57 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: Lakeshark
it is like clockwork. Palin hits a homerun takes a victory lap and then the MSM/RNC/DNC issue attack after attack and skewed poll after skewed poll to downplay her sucess. they know they can not give her one newscycle unmolested or she takes off. I doubt they can keep the genie in the bottle when she runs but they are sure trying to stop her form getting in the race.
41 posted on 04/20/2011 4:34:57 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“Fight Like a Girl!”, “Game On” and that other “Get used to it!” phrase do not exactly inspire a broad appeal to the average apolitical voter. If anything, it repels them.”

Pissant, is that you? Did you sneak back in here under a different pseudonym from a different ISP? If so, we’re gonna out you.


42 posted on 04/20/2011 4:35:55 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“I never have liked Romney and always saw him as a cheap used car salesman.”

I saw Trump selling used cars at the Mercedes lot, so he is an expensive used car salesman.


43 posted on 04/20/2011 4:39:15 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: RichInOC; Diogenesis; PSYCHO-FREEP; Virginia Ridgerunner; bwc2221; FrankR; jla; unseen1; ...
The reader comments -- there are more than 70 I think -- at the site are FABULOUS, just fabulous. Maybe Pajamas and the author (whom Psycho calls "objective"! LOL!) are anti-Palin, but man o manischevitz ... the majority of the readers sure as hell ain't.

Many are EXTREMELY eloquent in their comparisions of Trump and Palin, and also in analyzing just how "objective" (LOL, Psycho!!!!) the author of this Pajamas piece is.

Read the comments. For anyone who has faith in Palin and regards her as I do -- the best hope for 2012 (no, I don't think she's a messiah! yeeeeeesh! A lot of people here think that if you support Palin, you automatically are a "cult of personality" type who has regards her as a Messiah ... such accusation revealing more about the accuser than the accused, and I am mentioning it here to head it off at the pass) ... anyway, READ THE COMMENTS and if you're a Palin fan, by gosh ... it will not only beef up your ammunition in the war on ignorance RE limited government conservatism and Palin, but it will do your heart good. It did mine!

44 posted on 04/20/2011 4:59:20 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Finny
Correction on my post #44 --

I should have said: "Maybe Pajamas and the author (whom Psycho calls "objective"! LOL!) are anti-Palin, but man o manischevitz ... the majority of the readers making comments sure as hell ain't."

45 posted on 04/20/2011 5:14:22 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hey, EPU — if you haven’t already, please read the reader comments at the Pajamas Media site in response to the piece. They’re very uplifting and encouraging!


46 posted on 04/20/2011 5:17:55 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

There are about 24,000 news stories on Palin a day, and since her fabulous speech to the Republican Convention in 2008 almost all of them have told us that she was past her prime. Anyone who has been that “not newsworthy” for that long . . . is still newsworthy . . . even if it’s Trump instead of Obama or Mitt or Bachmann or Huck or Liza Morecowlike or DeMint who has finally pushed her into oblivion. Sorry, but I don’t buy it.

I’m not a committed Palin supporter; I’ll listen to all the options next year and check their track records against their (in some cases empty) words. Still, so far, Palin, DeMint, and Bachmann are my top three choices. Trump? He doesn’t make my list of top tier candidates, although at least he’s not (yet) on my list of those like Romney who will not get my vote even if they are the GOP nominee.


47 posted on 04/20/2011 6:36:48 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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