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Sarah Palin is Nothing More Than a Sad, Pathetic Has Been That Really Never Was (Can't u see it?)
Forward Progressives ^ | May 19, 2014 | Allen Clifton, co-founder

Posted on 05/20/2014 9:36:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin is quite possibly one of the most polarizing people in politics. Whenever I write anything about her, it undoubtedly leads to people going off about, “Why are you giving this idiot attention? If you would ignore her she’d go away!” And while I understand why people get sick of hearing about her nonsense, the fact is she’s still somewhat influential when it comes to conservative politics.

But my question to that is, “Why?”

What the hell is it about this woman that conservatives seek out? Even after countless hours of political coaching following her disastrous showing in the 2008 presidential election, she still can’t give an interview without looking like a complete idiot.

Sarah Palin is really nothing more than has been that never really was.

It was clear John McCain only picked her in a desperate hope to lure some of the female vote to his side during the 2008 election. Obama was headed toward an easy victory and “throwing a hail Mary” was pretty much the only thing McCain could do.

Now, to her credit, before that she was the governor of Alaska. But she quit before her first term was even finished. Not exactly someone I would look to for leadership and “getting the job done.” She essentially went from obscurity to fame, couldn’t handle the scrutiny, then quit because it got a little too difficult for her to deal with.

Since then she’s not ran for a single public office. She likes to portray herself as this great leader who knows everything – yet outside of her failed reality TV show (and her newest one which will surely fail as well) what the hell has she done since she quit her job as governor of Alaska?

Sure she’s been an on again, off again contributor for Fox News, but they seem to mostly keep her around to provide a ratings spike every now and then. She’s not exactly someone they see as a “go-to” expert on any particular topic. Mainly because she’s not an expert on anything, aside from maybe shooting wolves from a helicopter.

Honestly, what is she? I’d say she’s a pathetic narcissist who’s bought into her own mental delusions about who she is. Sure, she’s great at pandering to people who applaud statements that make absolutely no sense, but fooling a bunch of sheep who lack the ability to think for themselves doesn’t exactly take much intelligence – and Palin clearly lacks intelligence.

Yes she goes around and gives speeches, but on what? She tried some sort of bus tour a few years ago that lasted I think all of four days before quitting that as well after embarrassingly reciting a completely inaccurate telling of the story of Paul Revere.

Palin could easily run for office again, and if she’s as great as she seems to think that she is, what’s holding her back?

Well, that’s simple – reality. See, that’s the funny thing about reality, it’s real whether certain people want to believe in it or not.

In her mind Sarah Palin probably thinks she would be a wonderful president and great leader. Though the reality is she’s one of the least popular political figures in this country. She’s a quitter and hasn’t done anything significant in politics in nearly five years. The honest truth is, Sarah Palin is really just a pathetic has been that really never was.

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Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.


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1 posted on 05/20/2014 9:36:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Meh Proglodytes.


2 posted on 05/20/2014 9:37:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Substitute Palin’s name for Obama and this article describes him perfectly.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What are you doing giving them page hits over at that site?


4 posted on 05/20/2014 9:39:46 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s not running for anything so why is he wetting his pants?


5 posted on 05/20/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

A) I posted the whole thing ... if you go over there it’s on you, not me (B) If you want to see only NewsMax, WND, Fox News, NRO articles and the like, there are posters who will do that for you. I was trained as an intelligence analyst. A big part of that is “know your enemy” and that’s one of the things I try to do here.


7 posted on 05/20/2014 9:43:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy sure does sound like some of the Palin obsessed RINOs/ “severe conservatives” who show up here from time to time.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 9:44:07 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the purpose of writing this drivel is what? What next for this author, an article about George Bush?


9 posted on 05/20/2014 9:47:02 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: txhurl

My Guess is that hes an ugly lil sumbish with an unrequited CRUSH on Sarah!!

there dont appear to be any corroborating photographs of him on the internet

even his facebook.....page has no image titled with his name..

hes probablly posting ...from mom’s basement...


10 posted on 05/20/2014 9:47:07 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: F15Eagle

Here he is...

11 posted on 05/20/2014 9:47:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: cripplecreek
But my question to that is, “Why?”

Because she has been consistently correct in her policy assessments - far in advance of and in continuing contradiction of many other "experts".

12 posted on 05/20/2014 9:48:38 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never heard of the website. Never heard of the author. Never will again. Nutbag.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 9:48:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: F15Eagle
It's probably this guy using a psuedonym...

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14 posted on 05/20/2014 9:50:51 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Take it easy. I was just poking a little fun at you.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 9:50:51 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet he’s fun at parties.


16 posted on 05/20/2014 9:52:01 AM PDT by Disambiguator (#hashtagline)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She apparently lives rent free in this a-hole’s head.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 9:52:39 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Forward, Progressives! To our children's glorious Marxist future!

18 posted on 05/20/2014 9:54:24 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s always nice to put a face to bull crap. I hope he didn’t break a nail penning this tripe.


19 posted on 05/20/2014 9:55:34 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s living in their heads 24/7, and rent-free too. :=)


20 posted on 05/20/2014 9:56:07 AM PDT by Bob
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To: windsorknot; F15Eagle

I’ll bet I have ties older than he is.


21 posted on 05/20/2014 9:57:01 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“”What the hell is it about this woman that conservatives seek out””

Couldn’t the same be rightly said about Hillary and progressives?


22 posted on 05/20/2014 9:57:50 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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23 posted on 05/20/2014 9:58:44 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have worked with many former Intell analysts on proposals over the years and you are spot on. It would be wiser to know the enemy even more than we know ourselves (It's your choice, but I like to add a Barf Alert when posting articles like this, just to make my intentions clear.)
24 posted on 05/20/2014 9:59:31 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she uis so pase, why are they even bothering talking about her?

Answer: because she is not Pase....


25 posted on 05/20/2014 9:59:41 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: LS
A certain resemblance there to pretty much all the mass murderers we've seen since the 70s...

including Uncle Charlie.

26 posted on 05/20/2014 9:59:47 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They think it of Sarah Palin, we think it of Hillary Clinton. They despise what Ted Cruz stands for, we despise what Harry Reid stands for. They want a second American Revolution leading to a socialist utopia, we want a second American Reformation leading to a return to our Founders’ opportunity society. There is no middle ground; one side must win, and the other must quit. They won’t quit, so we must win, and do it before the squishy among us decide to quit. Here endeth the lesson.


27 posted on 05/20/2014 10:00:51 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: ohioman

I went with the sarcasm instead. Most people here know my feelings on Gov. Palin, so I don’t worry about that. Do a title or keyword search of “Palin” and see what I mean.


28 posted on 05/20/2014 10:01:16 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't know why people are so consumed with Obama and Ben Ghazi, or Obamacare.

What's really important is how Sarah Palin puts her toilet paper rolls on. Does she put it over the top or down the back.

29 posted on 05/20/2014 10:02:01 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s sad she’s not the President.


30 posted on 05/20/2014 10:03:48 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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31 posted on 05/20/2014 10:03:55 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column

Never heard of it.

32 posted on 05/20/2014 10:04:34 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love his tag line:

“He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page”

ROFL! That’s some serious achievement right there. I’ll be sure to remind my 12 year old nephew to put something similar on his college applications!!!


33 posted on 05/20/2014 10:05:37 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: MDspinboyredux

You made me laff.


34 posted on 05/20/2014 10:06:33 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: chajin

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


35 posted on 05/20/2014 10:07:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Jim Noble

36 posted on 05/20/2014 10:09:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here he is...

That picture is... somehow disturbing.

His entire argument seems to be, essentially, that "Sarah Palin is unimportant because she's not relevant, therefore she's irrelevant and not important as well as unimportantly irrelevant. Dumb. Because, not smart, and non-smart is dumb and like, irrelevant."

I'm unimpressed.
37 posted on 05/20/2014 10:13:16 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe Allen Clifton has "p****" envy?

Regarding Allen, I don't know if the "redacted" word ends in an "s" or a "y?"

5.56mm

38 posted on 05/20/2014 10:14:13 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The eyes say crystal meth, and that his heart is dark.

5.56mm

39 posted on 05/20/2014 10:18:20 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So Sheldon is writing political articles now? I thought he stuck to "genius science" kind of stuff.

FMCDH(BITS)

40 posted on 05/20/2014 10:19:53 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin is needed to shake the liberals up and make them go batty. (see cartoon)


41 posted on 05/20/2014 10:20:22 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Waryone
This guy sure does sound like some of the Palin obsessed RINOs/ “severe conservatives” who show up here from time to time.

It's hard to deny her actual accomplishments are similar to Kim Kardashians and are mainly isolated to the realm of reality TV. I'm not sure how that can be associated with "conservative" values.
42 posted on 05/20/2014 10:23:11 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not exactly the kind of kid who you'd expect to have a collection of Boy's Life....


43 posted on 05/20/2014 10:27:26 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: TexasGunLover

I believe Senator Ted Cruz would disagree with you about her accomplishments. She has been extremely influential getting support for conservative candidates. So all you RINOs/ “severe conservatives” can go cry in the corner for your losing candidates.


44 posted on 05/20/2014 10:27:41 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: caver; All

“Substitute Palin’s name for Obama’s and this article describes him perfectly.”

Very good .. the left ALWAYS, ALWAYS tells you who they are .. what they think and who they are afraid of.

Thus, the attacks upon Palin, Cruz, etc. tell us they are terrified of these people .. and the only solution they have is “the politics of personal destruction”.

Charles Krauthammer told us that “projection” is what the left uses to excuse their stupidity .. and try to blame it on everyone else. Thus, “it’s Bush’s fault” became a mantra to cover up the left’s total incompetence.

However, if people will just stop and LISTEN .. they will find out exactly what the liberals are up to .. and it’s never GOOD.

To further explain .. the liberals still have not figured out that we know what “projection” is and we know they are using it. I’m praying the GOP elites will finally catch on.


45 posted on 05/20/2014 10:40:59 AM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s under his skin more than a little bit!


46 posted on 05/20/2014 10:42:33 AM PDT by cblue55 ("Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants,")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a liberal site, but you hardly know it by reading just the comment section, most of the comments are Pro-Sarah!


47 posted on 05/20/2014 10:42:38 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Robert Teesdale; Fightin Whitey

That pic is disturbing because there’s no “there” there.
The eyes are empty - he’s an angry, spewing narcissist.
Leftists are insane totalitarians - Narcissism writ LARGE.
Satan’s selfish spawn.
(see my profile)


48 posted on 05/20/2014 10:45:20 AM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Crazy eyes!


49 posted on 05/20/2014 10:45:48 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

” She’s a quitter and hasn’t done anything significant in politics in nearly five years.”

Well apparently she is still significantly living rent free in this guy’s head. :-)


50 posted on 05/20/2014 10:46:11 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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