Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Is Not the Right's Campaign Savior Anymore (Obligatory "her 15 minutes are up" column)
Posted on 04/28/2014 12:35:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
At the National Rifle Association's annual meeting on Saturday night, Sarah Palin told the crowd that she approves of torturing prisoners and maybe converting them? "If I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists," she said, to raucous applause. Problem is, Palin's not in charge anymore.
Though the NRA devotees appreciated her sentiment, Palin just doesn't command crowds the way she used to, The Washington Post's Robert Costa reports on Monday. "These days many followers ... have moved on," and she's a "diminished figure in the Republican Party," Costa writes. "Even as she travels to Iowa and elsewhere to bolster her handpicked candidates, her influence in these midterm elections has been eclipsed by a new class of stars and her circle has narrowed ..." At a Sunday campaign event for Joni Ernst, the hog-castrating Senate candidate from Iowa, only 50 people stuck around to shake Palin's hand.
And her waterboarding-is-just-like-baptism statement has already offended Christians who'd be otherwise inclined to support Palin. The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway writes:
"I've long defended Palin against the offensive treatment she's received at the hands of a blatantly biased media ... When my husband (who was baptized 10 years ago today, as it happens) told me about this, I had a hard time believing that she actually said it."
But Palin did, and Hemingway finds the statement to be "sacrilegious." She continues, "Joking about baptism in the context of this aggressive action suggests that we dont think baptism is as life-giving or important as it is."
Costa notes that even candidates who still want Palin's endorsement aren't seeing entirely positive results. Palin backed Lizbeth Benacquisto in a special Republican primary for a House seat in Florida this month, as well as Katrina Pierson in a primary challenge against Texas Rep. Pete Sessions. Both lost. RedState's Erick Erickson admitted to Costa, "She has some pull with the base, but it has fallen a little bit."
Palin probably realizes that her influence is waning. At Ernst's event on Sunday, she told the small crowd, "Were going to do everything we can to help and hopefully not hurt [Ernst's] campaign."
Allie, who I doubt was old enough to vote in 2008.
Hmmmm was gonna comment “they wish”. But YOU takes care of it!
her endorsements seem to make a major difference. Look At how she has endorsed good conservative candidates against the establishment while not endorsing the Todd Aikens etc. She has good judgement and is doing a very good service in this endeavor.
Yeah just looked her up. All those life experiences a whole one year out of Bill & Mary. An some sort of a “beauty’ consultant no less.
I guess she came for minimum wage to The Atlantic
And still, it didn’t get what it paid for
Sarah throws out the bait...
Liberal moonbats fell for it again.
It’s not even a challenge anymore.
But probably did, several times. For her idol, Elmer Fudd.
As for Sarah Palin, this twit would love to have one thousandth of one percent of the attention and support she has among Americans (as opposed to aciremans).
People like Allei haven’t figured out that they don’t know what they don’t know. It’s the second step in the beginning of wisdom.
...perhaps her endorsements lead to Republican victories?
Could someone be more humorless than Mrs. Hemingway?
Allie’s a real lightweight.
Then why do the media report on her every move?
And you wrote this story about Sarah, why?!?!?
I would say however that Allie looks Not Guilty!
Someone on the left writes this same story every week. Maybe they’ll believe it someday.
I looked pretty darn good when I was 22 as well and you probably did too. It’s looking good at 50 and 60 that’s the trick.
Awww its so cute when the children try to talk like they are all grown up now...~!
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