Skip to comments.Thanks to Gov. Palin, The Democrats are Stuck with Uncle Joe
Posted on 08/16/2012 8:27:06 PM PDT by Bratch
Thanks to Gov. Palin, The Democrats are Stuck with Uncle Joe Update: Jay Carney Takes a Swipe at Palin
Posted on August 16 2012 - 2:37 AM - Posted by: Steve Flesher
Dont look to Andrea Saul or Kevin Madden to be this clever.
But even I have to admit, when Palin threw out a suggestion to the Obama campaign Tuesday night with Greta Van Susteren to replace Joe Biden, I scratched my head. In response to Bidens latest disgusting comment, Palin said the following:
Greta if thats not the nail in the coffin really the strategists there in the Obama campaign have got to look at a diplomatic way of replacing Joe Biden on the ticket with Hillary and I dont want to throw out that suggestion and have them actually accept the suggestion because then an Obama and Hillary Clinton ticket would have a darn good chance of winning but really Joe Biden really drags down that ticket.
Immediately, the liberals at Mediaite responded by posting the headline and their liberal commenters had a field day. Similarly, the Huffington Post covered it, and 2,768 hysterical comments later, the liberals are still ranting. Other mainstream outlets like ABC covered it as well. McCain even came out to say it, too!
Obama came out today to respond, dismissed the idea, and further attempted to pathetically excuse Bidens chains remark.
In less than a day, Palin set a trend. Liberals were even crankier than usual and Republicans were unexpectedly quiet. After all, she literally suggested what would be beneficial to Obama.
As we all know, Obama is a drag. We also know that Romneys been lackluster. Neither has been able to energize their bases. That changed for Romney when he announced Paul Ryan as his V.P. nominee. Suddenly donations poured in. After a full day, Romney managed to raise $3.5M! No, its not the $7M McCain raised after announcing Palin but still, its a larger surge of energy than Obama has yet to capture in 2012′s campaign.
Further, Romney and Ryan got rallies which were impressive in size like the crowd of 10K in North Carolina! Again, not really the 60K Palin got in Florida, but its still more energy than Obama has been able to gin up this year. As it stands now, Romney and Ryan have a clearer shot than ever before of picking up some battleground states and putting themselves on a path to victory and moving us a step further to better days for America.
If Obama decided he needed a wild card to energize his base, whats he going to do? Take advice from Sarah Palin? How would his base respond? The following article which describes Palin as a smart political operator via the Hayride says it pretty well:
So just in case the Democrats might think about making a switch to Hillary, along comes Sarah Palin to suggest it.
And now they cant do it even if they wanted to. Obama cant be seen as taking advice from Sarah Palin.
So shes helping the Romney ticket by writing Biden off. The Romney ticket wants Biden right where he is.
You can read the whole thing here.
So thanks to Palin, it appears that Obama is (for the lack of a better phrase) chained to Joe Biden for this go around.
The response from the left is not at all conspicuous. Enjoy!
Update by Stacy: Jay Carney took a swipe at John McCain and Governor Palin during his press conference today, after being questioned about the possibility of Joe Biden leaving the Democrat ticket. He responded:
One place I would not go for advice on presidential running mates is John McCain.
Im sure they wouldnt, considering that the record of the person John McCain did pick in 2008, doesnt fit with the overall strategy of the Obama administration. No, a person who cut spending by 9.5%, reduced earmarks by 80%, used the line item veto to reduce spending, encouraged energy development while taking taking on oil industry cronies, wouldnt be a good match for the modern Democrat party under Obama.
The important thing about Carneys remark is that the Obama campaign is now completely stuck with crazy uncle Joe for the 2012 election cycle.
(H/T: John Frank)
Update II by Stacy: Heres proof that noted David Dewhurst backer, Michael Reagan shouldnt be listened to in Republican circles. This morning, he tweeted out the following:
Someone tell McCain and Palin just shut up about Hillary replacing Biden.Ok I will!Shut up!
For one thing, that was extremely rude, but more importantly, its politically ignorant. Regardless if there were ever any active talks with Democrats about replacing Joe Biden, that option is now off the table for good. The card has been removed from the deck by Governor Palin, with some help from her old running mate.
Another aspect that Michael isnt considering is that it is good for Republicans to have Joe Biden in the news. Extremely good in fact. Our Vice President is a walking gaffe machine. He makes the administration look bad. Getting the media to stop talking about Romneys tax returns, and turning the focus back on to Joe is a win for the Romney campaign.
Finally, it was pure genius of Governor Palin to bring this up because it also reminded Hillary Clinton supporters what happened to her in 2008. Many of whom are still angry over the way she was treated by Obamas people during that primary, and then snubbed as his vice presidential pick. Ripping the scab off of that wound is not good for Democrat unity before a major general election.
She plays a different game than everyone else.
Psych. That was brilliant.
If Biden was in the mob his name would be: Joey Chains or JoJo DumDum.
Reverse psychology...gotta love it!
“Please don’t throw me in that brier patch.”
I can’t stop laughing at the cojones of Sarah Palin. And, they call her dumb? ROFLMBO.
If Biden had suddenly today suggested he was having a lot of headaches, and needed to resign for his health, that would have been another Palin coup.
I think it was FDR who said, nothing in politics is accidental.
It’s just easier to manage things when you are a lib, because the press aids you, as opposed to a conservative, where you have to trick them.
It was OK for Cheney to mention what he thought of Sarah being ‘chosen’ as VP - here we had 4 years of Biden and his continual gaffe’s and she can’t make a comment? She was the ONLY ONE who could. I hope you are reading this Cheney and why no mention of Biden who IS the VP? Doing mitt’s dirty work makes you look like a COWARD!
Go SARAH. When you speak THE WORLD listens! That’s power!
WELL put. I saw that McCain, also, while laughing said bamster should replace Joe with Piaps and a lot of the media is saying McCain caused the flap and ignored Palin. They just can't stand the fact that she's one of the smartest politician around. She just sits back and poke, poke, poke.... stir and agitate. Isn't it brilliant? I just love it. And it's always nice to see more attractive GOP women in contrast with the ‘ahem...’ not so attractive dem women.
One place I would not go for advice on presidential running mates is John McCain.
Oh you little bitch, Jay.....giggle.....claws in.....
I asked for a clarification and she told me that it's because Sarah speaks her mind and can really connect with the American people.
Bingo. GAME SET MATCh SARAH!!!!
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 12:28:58 PM by Lancey Howard
Sarah is undoubtedly America’s Treasure.
Except Rudy G did it first and with more ooomph. He was on Kudlow and openly said that Biden was not competent to serve. Palin and McCain piled on the next day.
I’m sure Hillary said ‘NO!’ anyway.. If 0bama loses she’d have to take her LOSS into 2016! And she’d be wise to disassociate herself from 0bama.
That she is! And what he makes her different is that she is HONEST and has an incredible lists of accomplishments! She's a thorn in the side to both the 'do nothing' 'rats and rinos.
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