Skip to comments.Poll of GOP “insiders”: It’s time for Palin to go away
Posted on 12/11/2009 4:23:47 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Given the conventional wisdom that elitist derision towards her only makes her supporters support her more adamantly, youd think savvy Beltway consultants who dont like her would keep that fact to themselves. And yet. Heres their answer to the question, Which voice in your party would you most like to mute?
Thats among political insiders, i.e. consultants. Among senators and congressmen polled, she finished second behind no one, tied with Michele Bachmann and Glenn Beck, among others. These insiders are the same people, mind you, who earlier this year voted her seventh among Republican governors with the brightest political future (Mark Sanford was fifth). No wonder she enjoys jabbing them with threats about going third-party.
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She needs to run for the Senate as a carpetbagger....maybe NY.
If you’re that far out of step with normal Republicans, you really can’t call yourself an “insider”. More a marginal figure, and an occasional hired employee.
I really don’t give a hoot what the “big shots” say. It may even be a rumor from the other side. The lady personifies the best America has to offer, in my opinion. I would be proud to claim her as my daughter.
Well if she goes, i’m following.
Our party leadership is full of people who think conservatives are scum.
I already left insiders. Waiting for the Cuda Party.
This is really a powerful statement about how the Republican “insiders” (who have a lot of money and influence) have hijacked the party and they are dangerous. This is why we really need to clean house and get a new tea-party contract signed.
Yep, I’m with Sarah. The RNC can pound sand.
Looks like she has the Rinos running scared!
How does someone go away?
She writes on Facebook and is on a book tour.
How exactly is that a problem? She is not doing much different than FReepers. Of course they’d like us to go away too I bet.
gop “insiders” can GOPound sand
This ought to help the RNC Fundraising efforts...NOT.
I don't think that the GOP base is going to take too kindly to the MSM and a bunch of RINO's planting another Juan as their Presidential candidate.
I still think that if Palin wants it and goes after it, the nomination is hers.
I sure don't see any bias in that question. I wonder who they had in mind when they thought the question up.
Sarah is going to clean house in Republican Presidential primaries.
I’m slightly into Sarah’s book, and she looks better and better, page after page.
5. GOP Insiders
GOP “insiders” need to go to hell.
I think it’s time for the “GOP insiders” to go away. But that’s just me. Those morons gave us Obama. (And it appears that most of them voted for him.)
I was thinking today: who would I really trust as President? My answer: Sarah Palin
I hope you are kidding!! She is WAY bigger than a Senator already!
Do you know what a consultant is?
It's a man who know 569 different ways to make love... but doesn't actually know any women.
She goes away, so do a huge group of voters who have supported the GOP for years.
Thanks for being skeptical. There was a related story running today that was bogus.
That's funny - we think the same about them. Their time is growing short.
What is a GOP insider?
Who decided what is a GOP insider?
is there an application? rule? Guidebook?
Are these the same buffoons who ignored us on TARP?
Are these the same buffoons who ignored us on illegal aliens?
Are these the same buffoons who ARE ignoring us on healthcare?
Methinks it is time for the insiders to go, and go far away.
The ancient Greeks had it right. If a politician was “too much an insider” he was banished for 10 years. (and life expectancy was much shorter then)
The poor, poor GOP hacks are miffed that Sarah is gonna ruin their clique in 2010 and 2012. Their plans for “Juan McCain Redux have hit a snag!!!
Everytime they send me donation letter, I send it back with a picture of Sarah inside it.
We can quite easily do *without* these “elite insiders”.
We don’t need them, their connections, or their money.
They can all dry up and blow away, and no one will miss them.
They are effete, craven, and worthless in any struggke...of whatever natur.
Get lost, you useless Nowhere Men.
Every one they've got. ;^)
They can start with their mouths actually because I don't want to hear another thing about being "inclusive" when all they mean is "we're going to run a liberal."
GOP... why don’t YOU go away...
Well, first of all, Allahpundit has a long record of Sarah bashing. He hates Sarah. So, regard this with suspicion.
But the numbers could well be true.
The basic problem is that insiders like to wheel and deal. THEY run the party. THEY make the offers. THEY sell the senate and congressional slots.
The last thing in the world they want to see is a powerful source coming at them from completely outside the party leadership. Someone who can’t be bribed or bought. Someone who won’t pay them for giving them the nod. Someone who might even—perish the thought—sweep them out of their jobs.
If you’ve read Going Rogue, there’s this mysterious outfit called “headquarters” that runs the McCain campaign, tells Sarah what to do, micromanages the campaign—and screws up. It seems obvious that McCain was just another figurehead. Somebody else was running the campaign, and presumably the primary earlier.
These are the guys who send Sarah the mysterious message—”GET OFF THE ATKINS DIET!” Sarah answers, “But I’m not on the Atkins diet.” “Never mind, says one of those idiot handlers. Get off it immediately! And whatever you do, don’t go to the back of the plane and talk to the reporters!”
Sarah is very polite about McCain all through the book—as is proper in the circumstances. McCain is a patriot, he wants the good of the country. The real problem is “headquarters,” and all those idiot handlers who are jumping ship by the time November comes around, sabotaging McCain so they can get a job with somebody else.
Or the woman who puts Sarah on the Katie Couric show because poor Katie needs a little help with her viewer numbers. And (although Sarah never says so) probably so she can get a job with Katie or the networks after the campaign is over.
McCain seems to take all of this for granted. He’s a good little candidate. Sarah is another matter.
and our party is full of people who think the “leadership” are scum. If we are going to take the country to hell in a socialist handbasket it is going to be because of the Republican leaderships’s fantasy that if you go along in the “out” years, the communist, socialists, and so forth will go along with you when your party is in power. Here’s news. We aint gonna support the Republican party if they aren’t going to be Republicans. Out goes the leadership and in comes new leadership that says no to Democratic leaders, philosophy, and anti-Americanism’ and to RINO’s. That will be change we can believe in.
Read it twice and gave 5 away!
You’ll love the book!!
If that were only true.
These are selfserving careerist cockroaches who see their precious money-machines threatened with a shut-off, and will gladly sell out their country for a few more years of feckless corruption.
I’m going with Sarah only!
This will be a monogamous political relationship between her and I.
My vote will not and cannot be bought by pretty words and lies.
Sarah is my choice.
Exactly. Insiders can KMA.
It is not just the 1/2 brain cell GOP politicians,
IT IS THE CAREER STAFFERS WHO ARE IN FEAR, those left minded political head pointers who know they will not have jobs if the country club clique is broken.
Remember Arlen Specter changed parties and his left wing staffers did not have to be swapped out.
We should examine the congressman’s staffers MORE than the politician.
The “GOP insiders” are nothing more than Nowhere Men, making all their nowhere plans, for nobody:
Well yeah, it's fear--fear of strong primary challenges, fear of losing their sweet sinecure jobs, fear of becoming truly irrelevant and unemployed when real Americans take the party and nation by storm.
These “insiders” are why the GOP keeps losing.
This is Ironic. Here are two threads currently making the rounds.
Get Real! Cut the Third Party Crap: The Two Parties Are Not the Same
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ohioWfan to Gilbo_3
Poll of GOP insiders: Its time for Palin to go away
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Republic of Texas to Free ThinkerNY
If I read this correctly, a total of 85 GOP "consultants" and "insiders" were polled.
Of those 85, 44 (52%) wanted to shut up a conservative voice:
Far Right 3
However, only 19 (22%) wanted to muffle a liberal voice:
Steele 10 (only gets in trouble when he isn't really conservative)
Gingrich 3(sometimes says liberal things, dumb liberal things)
Graham 3 (stupid on climate change)
Snowe 3 (votes with the left)
Seems like the conservative "consultants" and "insiders' are about twice as tolerant of opposing views. And the party could do without about half its "consultants" and "insiders".
Truly, one of the party's biggest problems are those "consultants" and "insiders" who don't believe in what the party purportedly stands for.