Skip to comments.Palin 2016 and the Silly “Reality Show” Narrative
Posted on 03/22/2013 11:22:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Dustin Hawkins has a pretty decent article over at About.com under U.S. Conservative Politics titled Should Sarah Palin Run in 2016?
He begins by having a little fun with the left:
Democrats claim they would love for Sarah Palin to be the Republican nominee in 2016. They constantly write articles of her irrelevancy, and mock her and write story, after story, after story about her. Because thats what you do with irrelevant people. Many Republicans are even wary of what her nomination would bring, noting that the media and entertainment industry assault on her has currently destroyed her public image.
He then notes her fearlessness when it comes to espousing her constitutionally-conservative positions:
If there is one thing about Palin, it is that she is not afraid to go after her opponents. She is tenacious. She would not back down. She would not apologize. She would not have conservatives hopping mad in her refusal to go on offense. McCain and Romney played nice while candidate Obama pounded them into the ground.
He then talks about the possible Palin-Clinton matchup:
She [Hillary Clinton] will get a free pass [on Benghazi], and the only person who can change the narrative is the nominee for president. But that nominee must also be willing to change the narrative. Palin might lose. But a week-kneed and safe Republican would be but a sacrificial lamb in the electoral slaughter that would be headed the Republicans way.
He goes on to talk about what he calls a myth that people dont like Governor Palin.
Many think a Palin candidacy would be DOA because of her poll numbers. But are those poll numbers a reflection of what people actually have seen of Palin or just a reflection of the portrayal and constant mocking.......
(Excerpt) Read more at conservatives4palin.com ...
I was thinking about this for a Bumper Sticker.
If Palin was President you would have a Job by now, and your Freedom.
And the pain at the pump would be gone. President Sarah Palin would enact common sense policies to encourage "drill baby drill", undoing the damage of the current regime's anti-energy regulations. The price per gallon will plummet to about a buck-fifty when President Palin becomes a reality.
McCain screwed up Palin’s political career by picking her for his running mate. She would be in the last 2 years of her second term as governor right now with an impressive record. It’s also possible MooCowSki would no longer be in the Senate.
Name the governor of Alaska now and before Gov. Palin and the last three governors of Hawaii without resorting to Google. See? Almost no one could. He didn’t “ruin” her, he made her a household name in 195 countries.
The economy would go through the roof.
Well, we can dream. Face it, we’re outnumbered by Commies who have no idea that their Commies.
They Live, and we’re the only ones wearing the Sunglasses.
If it didn’t happen, you and everyone else would be Posting “Sarah who?” if anyone mentioned the Governor of Alaska on a Free Republic Thread.
I have tried to figure out who the most dedicated enemy of Governor Palin is, the democrat party and media, or the GOP party establishment.
If they can make the goofy, cult leading lefty, failed governor of Massachusetts a presidential candidate, think of what they could have done with Reagan in a skirt.
Are you kidding? She was perhaps the most popular governor in history, a reformer, the first female and youngest governor of Alaska, an emerging personality in politics and already a topic on FR before McCain.
That speech of Palin's at CPAC a few days ago where she really ticked off Rove. I went through a roller coaster at first, drops and dips and crazies ... then heard what she was saying, the pure God-sent common sense and truth of it ... with humor and plain realness in every word, and found myself thinking how many people who despise Palin have never actually heard what she has to say, but instead allowed MSM gatekeepers to dictate their opinions to them?
God bless Palin and her family.
How does Murkowski figure in?
Before her being picked by McCain, Governor Palin was rarely mentioned as anyone who was a player.
She was an unknown to most people and would have remained that way without the National spotlight that was thrust upon her.
That's how I see it, so I guess we disagree. As Hillary Clinton would say, “What Difference Does It Make? LOL
Niki Haley as VP.
Palin/Haley in 2016
She is the only one!!!!
This nation can be saved by her if it survives until 2016!
The Most Popular Governor
Alaska’s Sarah Palin is the GOP’s newest star.
JUL 16, 2007
The wipeout in the 2006 election left Republicans in such a state of dejection that they’ve overlooked the one shining victory in which a Republican star was born. The triumph came in Alaska where Sarah Palin, a politician of eye-popping integrity, was elected governor. She is now the most popular governor in America, with an approval rating in the 90s, and probably the most popular public official in any state.
Her rise is a great (and rare) story of how adherence to principle—especially to transparency and accountability in government—can produce political success. And by the way, Palin is a conservative who only last month vetoed 13 percent of the state’s proposed budget for capital projects. The cuts, the Anchorage Daily News said, “may be the biggest single-year line-item veto total in state history.”
As recently as last year, Palin (pronounced pale-in) was a political outcast. She resigned in January 2004 as head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission after complaining to the office of Governor Frank Murkowski and to state Attorney General Gregg Renkes about ethical violations by another commissioner, Randy Ruedrich, who was also Republican state chairman.
In 2005, she continued to take on the Republican establishment by joining Eric Croft, a Democrat, in lodging an ethics complaint against Renkes, who was not only attorney general but also a long-time adviser and campaign manager for Murkowski. The governor reprimanded Renkes and said the case was closed. It wasn’t. Renkes resigned a few weeks later, and Palin was again hailed as a hero.
In the roughly three years since she quit as the state’s chief regulator of the oil industry, Palin has crushed the Republican hierarchy (virtually all male) and nearly every other foe or critic. Political analysts in Alaska refer to the “body count” of Palin’s rivals. “The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who crossed Sarah,” says pollster Dave Dittman, who worked for her gubernatorial campaign. It includes Ruedrich, Renkes, Murkowski, gubernatorial contenders John Binkley and Andrew Halcro, the three big oil companies in Alaska, and a section of the Daily News called “Voice of the Times,” which was highly critical of Palin and is now defunct.
One of her first acts as governor was to fire the Alaska Board of Agriculture. Her ultimate target was the state Creamery Board, which has been marketing the products of Alaska dairy farmers for 71 years and wanted to close down after receiving $600,000 from the state. “You don’t just close your doors and walk away,” Palin told me. She discovered she lacked the power to fire the Creamery Board. Only the board of agriculture had that authority. So Palin replaced the agriculture board, which appointed a new creamery board, which has rescinded the plan to shut down.
“She’s as Alaskan as you can get,” says Dan Fagan, an Anchorage radio talk show host. “She’s a hockey mom, she lives on a lake, she ice fishes, she snowmobiles, she hunts, she’s an NRA member, she has a float plane, and her husband works for BP on the North Slope,” Fagan says. Todd Palin, her high school sweetheart, is a three-time winner of the 2,000-mile Iron Dog snowmobile race from Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks. It’s the world’s longest snowmobile race.
Gov. Palin grew up in Wasilla, where as star of her high school basketball team she got the nickname “Sarah Barracuda” for her fierce competitiveness. She led her underdog team to the state basketball championship. Palin also won the Miss Wasilla beauty contest, in which she was named Miss Congeniality, and went on to compete in the Miss Alaska pageant.
At 32, she was elected mayor of Wasilla, a burgeoning bedroom community outside Anchorage. Though Alaskans tend to be ferociously anti-tax, she persuaded Wasilla voters to increase the local sales tax to pay for an indoor arena and convention center. The tax referendum won by 20 votes.
In 2002, Palin entered statewide politics, running for lieutenant governor. She finished a strong second in the Republican primary. That fall, she dutifully campaigned for Murkowski, who’d given up his Senate seat to run for governor. Afterwards, she turned down several job offers from Murkowski, finally accepting the oil and gas post. When she quit 11 months later, “that was her defining moment” in politics, says Fagan.
Palin describes herself as “pro-business and pro-development.” She doesn’t want the oil companies to sit on their energy reserves or environmental groups to block development of the state’s resources. “I get frustrated with folks from outside Alaska who come up and say you shouldn’t develop your resources,” she says. Alaska needs to be self-sufficient, she says, instead of relying heavily on “federal dollars,” as the state does today.
Her first major achievement as governor was lopsided passage by the legislature of the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act, which is designed to attract pipeline proposals this summer. The state is offering $500 million in incentives, but the developer must meet strict requirements. The oil companies have said they won’t join the competition.
Palin’s tough spending cuts drew criticism from Republican legislators whose pet projects were vetoed. But her popularity doesn’t appear threatened. “It’s not just that she’s pretty and young,” says Dittman. “She’s really smart. And there’s no guile. She says her favorite meal is moose stew or mooseburgers. It wouldn’t shock people if that were true.”
Fred Barnes is executive editor of THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
Since I always think in Political terms, there is a bit of friction going on. At Election time I tell her who to Vote for since she prefers to be a Low Information Voter.
She hasn't given me an argument about my choices in nearly 30 years, so it is what it is. The day she doesn't heed my advice will not be a good day in the KC Household. LOL
Of course being a Conservative (with a dash of Libertarian), means I deal in common sense, or what Rush calls Realville. Unicorns and Pixie Dust don't exist there.
I LOVE Sarah’s MOMENTUM. Is that Vogue cover real?
Not to change the subject, but since I already did, does Sarah ever take a bad picture? I mean really. Even wearing a Parka, she has it over any Libtard Woman I have ever seen.
I still stand by my opinion but thanks for the pics.
Time to turn in. Goodnight.
Thanks for the Article ansel, but most Americans weren’t reading Fred Barnes before or after McCain picked her.
That being said, I believe she is all the Article states and more. We would be a better Country if she were ever elected to POTUS. No doubt in my mind.
It would be a positive attitude adjustment on an epic scale.
The Press would attack her, but unlike the spineless jellyfish that supposedly represent us, a President Palin would kick in their teeth using their own lies and distortions.
Someday maybe, but it would be a longshot. That is the truth of the matter. Our fellow Countrymen have disappointed me more than I could have ever imagined...
Okay, I’m done for the night, again. Goodnight.
“Most” Americans don’t hear about conservative super stars in routine media.
Which conservative governor super stars do you think that the majority of Americans could identify right now, or six months ago, or six months from today? Any? A single one?
I Really think it would be a better country if charles manson were president as opposed to OBama . not that manson is good but that anything is better NOTHINg could be worse. The ONLY reason it Obama has not made more of a move against us is because many of us here in the South have guns and he is a coward and know that we would win this time so they the socialists/democrats are being more patient but it could happen anytime but they are trying to disarm us to make even more of a move if that is possible.
What’s with the photoshopped Vogue cover?
No, it’s not real.
The author is illiterate.
Steve Flesher’s comments are close to my thinking about Sarah Palin. There are many of us who have watched with anger the media dog pile on her for over four years. The result has been a low information public indoctrinated with a prejudice out of the darkness of hell. It reminds me of the irrational racism bestowed on minority groups throughout man’s historical underbelly. If there were such a thing as America’s Joan of Arc, Sarah Palin would be that woman.
It is no secret who the Dems have on deck to be their next presidential nominee: Hillary Clinton. We know her as the “Hildebeast”, derived from the African animal the wildebeest. That name is most fitting for, if she were to rise to the level of POTUS, she would be a savage foe of our freedom. She would take a special vengeance on conservatives who she has hated since her days at Wellesley College where she embraced Saul D. Alinsky in her senior thesis. The Hildebeast is nothing but a Communist pig, pure and simple. She would take her communist ideas down to the social level to remake America into a Marxist squalor. Her bigotry towards conservative values would be unprecedented. Only Sarah Palin would have the necessary fight to expose Clinton for the Communist she is. And, Sarah Palin would then take her place she was destined when John McCain chose her to be the first woman vice president on her way to become President.
If she’s going to run, I think she should announce soon.
He did nothing per the advice of his top counselors.
That said, I'm not certain he was wrong. Have the media ferreted out what happened or worked to interview the survivors? If this happened during Bush's term we'd hear about it 24/7.
Any conservative who runs will face not just the Democratic machine, but the entire media and that's 100s of millions of dollars of PR to overcome.
The media works overtime to sully Palin because they don't like a successful conservative woman, especially one who is physically attractive and emotionally connected to people magnetically. She'll have to overcome that negative stereotype and if she is primaried or loses the general it's over for her.
Sometimes unused power is the most powerful. It's unknown and the imagination of our opponents does the rest.
As a conservative who is tired of voting for suedo-conservatives (Romney, McCain, Bush, Dole, Ford and Nixon) I would rather vote for Palin and lose than ever again vote for a candidate handpicked for me by the Republican establishment. It’s taken me 40 years of voting for the “lesser of two evils”(I’m a slow learner) to get me to the point where I absolutely will not vote for a Republican-lite candidate in 2016.
I see no need to debate the validity of Sarah Palin's future in any capacity she chooses.
I like Nikki Haley however she pissed me off by her love fest of Romney during the primary. I can forgive her for her stupidity at that moment, but it did piss me off at the time.
I agree, and she should run with the soft spoken killer Dr. Carson....he could go around the country, speak in urban jungles and rural farms in that soft voice of his that kills liars...and Sarah could be Sarh, and all would be right with the world again
That’s what they want. In the political game there is only winning. If you lose you don’t get to play. We cannot give up the government. We need a GOP President and Congress to keep SCOTUS conservative and as pro-Constitution as possible.
We can win the thoughtspace with RINOs. We’re doing it on abortion and gun control. We can do it on the deficit and the size of government. The goal is to get the most conservative and electable candidate possible. The goal is to win.
It’ s about time for a third party to emerge with Sarah at the helm.
“I agree, and she should run with the soft spoken killer Dr. Carson....he could go around the country, speak in urban jungles and rural farms in that soft voice of his that kills liars...and Sarah could be Sarh, and all would be right with the world again”
So far from what I have seen of him, I believe you might have a very good selection as her VP.
It's hindsight, but I agree. In 2008, there was Bush fatigue plus a charismatic Democrat nominee. McCain was going to get beat regardless of who ran with him.
But as others have mentioned, if Palin hadn't been picked, she would have needed a break somewhere else to get real national attention. Perhaps major speaking time at the 2008 convention.
That's why the GOP will not back her.
That's why we won't back the GOP!
You are also gullible in your self-pity. You actually believe that your fellow Countrymen voted for this crap. Hello? Why do Democrats have to cheat to win? Why do they have to gin and manufacture and spin and manipulate and harvest and multiply votes? Because if they didn't, they'd lose. Why? Because MOST OF YOUR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN REJECT THEM AT THE BALLOT BOX AS DO YOU AND I.
"Kickass" my foot. You belong to the Hudson Brigade: "Game over, man! Game over!"
You and Rush don't live in Realville, you live in Contempt for Fellow Americans ville. Anybody who believes that the majority of Americans are idiot children, is a guaranteed LOSER.
Didn't mean to set you off, but I think you are reading something into my Posts that just isn't there.
I'll take up your suggestion that I change my FR handle, if you can do that. Not really, just wanted to give you a ray of sunshine, which is something we do not have in this Country at the moment.
If you believe that there was enough Voter Fraud that would have changed the results of the 2008 and 2012 Elections, dig up the FACTS and present them to your Elected Representatives. Yelling at me won't change a thing.
The Santa Claus Voters did what they did and we are reaping the rewards of their handiwork. That is Realville, but the reality is we will be living in Obamaville long after he is gone thanks to Obamacare and the mere fact that a majority of the American People, as well as the Illegal Invaders, think that someone else owes them a living.
As Mark Levin said Friday, the DemonRATs succeeded in doing enough damage in two years that will take forty years to correct. We should never let them take power like that again. They are a lethal threat to this nation.
The Hildebeast has in her lair as Secretary of State, been fully seasoned by the far Left Communists who have infiltrated the reigns of power in our nation. I am sure she has got extra schooling from her fellow travelers in countries around the world. She is well seasoned, much like Zer0
The Hildebeast, along with the rest of the Marxist Syndicate thugs, have their agenda set. They spat out Obamacare at the last minute and had it passed without time to read a word of it. They don’t care if anything is wrong with it. It is the Communist agenda and you will have it stuffed down your throat (or where the sun does not shine) whether you understand it, have objection to it, see it as unconstitutional, or have not had time to read it. The main point here is that the Hildebeast has signed on to the entire plan. Now they have Benghasi Gate to hold over her head to keep her Hildebeast self in line.
Just one note:
BRING BACK US JOBS.