Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Isn't Cooperating
Posted on 02/13/2010 12:38:27 PM PST by rhema
e One of the things that the Obama administration and the Main Stream Media really hate about Sarah Palin is her unwillingness to cooperate. Even when she gets caught on camera during a speech with "Energy", "Tax" and most damning of all "Lift American Spirits" written in her own hand on her own hand, she refuses to cooperate.
After the palm-gate story broke, Obama's inner circle more than likely consulted their most holy of holy texts to devise a cunning strategy in their ongoing war against Sarah. There on pages 137-8 of the sacred "Rules For Radicals" by Saul Alinsky was the answer that Team Obama was looking for.
It should be remembered that you can threaten the enemy and get away with it. You can insult and annoy him, but the one thing that is unforgivable and that is certain to get him to react is to laugh at him. This causes an irrational anger.
Bingo! We have a winner! Robert Gibbs, the comic genius of the future former president's staff would get to deliver the blow. The UK Guardian reports.
The White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said he also had something written down on his hand. Breaking off from a question on healthcare reform, he said he planned to make pancakes for his son if the snow in Washington continued. "I wrote eggs', milk', bread', but I crossed out bread'. Then I wrote down hope' and change', in case I forgot."
The increasingly irrelevant MSM was delighted by Mr. Gibbs cutting edge (not to mention topical) humor. All that remained for Team Obama to do was just to wait for Sarah to react with "irrational anger" in fulfillment of Saul Alinsky's prophecy.
O.K., lights, camera, action! Again the UK Guardian provides the play by play.
Full credit to Palin for making fun of the whole thing. In her next public appearance-backing Texas governor Rick Perry in the Republican primary against Senator Kay Bailey-Hutchinson-Palin showed up with the words "Hi Mom!" clearly written on her palm. At least she's got a sense of humor.
Obviously Sarah had failed to cooperate with the Alinsky plan. No "irrational anger" was forthcoming, she countered the strategic mocking of Obama's crew and the MSM with genuine good humor. What do you do with someone who can laugh at themselves?
*What do you do with someone who can laugh at themselves?*
Vote them into office!
Her joy and peace make them nuts.. Go Sara
Yes, but Hussein is being laughed at—during his State of the Union, for example.
The White House fears Sarah Palin. And they should.
They tried to twit Sarah and she twitted them right back.
Funny...Not Sarah, the imbeciles in the White House.
If you're a leftist, you claim she is too stupid to be president, even though the left can't figure out how to destroy her, much as they never were able to destory Ronald Reagan despite relentlessly calling him 'stupid', 'senile' and 'dangerous' for the better part of a decade. No, Sarah Palin isn't Ronald Reagan but as Mark Twain noted many years ago, "history may not repeat, but it does rhyme".
If you're a pure, unadulterated ultra-conservative, you claim she isn't 'presidential' enough or that because she endorsed John McCain she is now a pariah, thus helping the left, with their barely-concealed totalitarian tendencies, destroy a conservative politician that actually has a following, instead of some 'perfect' conservative candidate that no one ever heard of and that has no chance to ever be elected president.
What really would send liberals into paroxysms of paranoia would be Palin's doing something like the Minnesota Twins' Gary Gaetti did for player introductions in an All Star game: write (and show to the camera) "Jesus is Lord" on his batting glove. The poor libs would crash every one of their lib-blog websites.
GOP Caucus report from Washington States 47th district 2-13-10
At the door they had a 2012 Presidential Preference check off sheet. I took a look at it before leaving and Palin was way out in front. Romney was second followed by Huckabee and several other names that got just a vote or two each. Why Mitt and the Huckster had as many votes as they did is beyond me - but even on FR we see a number of them that just won’t give up on the old horses from 2008.
Vote them into office!
Wasn't that the late President Reagan's modus operandi? Reagan's sense of humor drove the Left totally nuts half the time.
I mean, you cannot put Sarah Palin in the same room with Robert Gibbs, you cannot put Ms. Palin in the same universe as Robert Gibbs. Roberts Gibbs may indeed be the second dumbest person in the entire universe. My vote for the dummy of all times still goes to Joe Biden, but VP Biden has much competition from POTUS Obama on down. And....one must include the nation’s number uno terrorist protector, Janet (asleep at the wheel) Napolitano.
Gravitas is an elitist, liberal, concept. Do you really think Carter had gravitas? Carter was governor of Georgia and Captain of a nuke sub. How different is that from being Governor or Alaska? Clinton? Clinton made $35k a year as the Governor of a small, backward, mid-western state and was a pot smoking draft dodger in the 60's and 70's yet he is looked at by both sides as having been a decent President.
What about BIDEN? He can't talk because of the feet in his mouth. GORE? You really think Gore has Gravitas? If he was a Republican the criticism from the MSM would be whithering.
Let's all remember that the founding fathers were mostly FARMERS. The President was meant to be representational of the PEOPLE. Why is Palin as popular as she is? She doesn't have to try to relate to the people, she is one of us and those with fake "gravitas" are NOT.
Let me tell you, I am far more concerned with finding a person who has Principals I can count on than I am a person with experience with the political machine.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: The whole Obama uses a teleprompter thing is just stupid. It's so nonny nonny boo hoo.
It would be lots of fun to watch President Palin and the first dude pointedly ignore the dims and the msm types while they actually do the job that WE THE PEOPLE hired them to do. A bunch of heads would publicly explode a la martians when exposed to Slim Whitman. I’d pay $1 to watch Rachel, Chrissy & Olby do it simultaneously in front of their entire combined audience of less than 65.
Sarah wrote the “Hi Mom” on her hand the next day at a Perry rally in Texas. You’re right about that. The White House and Gibbs were a little slow on the uptake. Sarah’s beating them at their own game. The woman’s got moxie. She can not be Alinsky-ized.
“Rules for Radical” works BOTH WAYS, Gibbets......
She also showed up a day or so after for a speech to the tiber industry with “Loggers Rock” on her hand.
Sarah should write some words in bold print on her back hand and give it to the MSM.
I love Sarah’s instincts. She is a natural and not a construct.
Sarah Palin: “Alinsky, you offensive bastard! I read your book.”
Please note she did not have a lectern or paper notes during the Q&A. I think that’s why she had notes on her hand. Worked out well.
There now, fixed...
Gravitas is the very essence of condescending elitist snobbery
Not only could I have not said it better myself, I didn't ;-)
I agree. A huge part of the President’s role is to inspire the nation toward greatness. This requires moral certitude, integrity and charisma. If Palin has difficulty understanding nuclear physics or the finer points of NATO treaties, she can rely on her advisors, as all Presidents do.
I would rather have someone like Palin in office than Obama with his academic credentials, who is using our country to experiment with his socialist philosophy, or McCain with his military expertise, who is too eager to compromise in an effort to reach accross the isle. I think Palin would inspire us to move in the right direction, and would hold her ground.
Make that “collaborate”.
I didn’t think she used it for her speech but rather the Q
& A after...
Obama doesn’t just use a teleprompter, he can’t function without one. A man who can’t function without the words scrolling in front of him is an idjit. I’d like to see him give a speech with just a few words on his hand.
Sarah always says that they don’t get involved in drama. I think her natural instinct was not to get mad, but to have a laugh on herself and the whole ridiculous drama.
—The whole Obama uses a teleprompter thing is just stupid.
No. It is not stupid. Part of the Obama marketing was his unexcelled oratorical skills. Yet occasionally on the campaign when he was off the teleprompter he made gaffs and sounded like a common 18 year old.
He is not the one. He is not out of the ordinary. He is not qualified to be President, and it is obvious on his reliance on this high tech teleprompter spoon feeding.
You're getting there. Keep thinking about it.
as an aside on The West Wing (yeah. I watched it I'm Unclean!), Josh Lyman and Donna are showing a new member of WH Legal to his office
Donna (perkily) "So, You're the new sawbones"
Lawyer "A sawbones is a doctor, I'm a shyster"
Donna (turns to Josh) "Pay up"
and it can never lay a glove on levity.
The left has no sense of humor. How can they when they are nihilistic self-loathing opportunists?
Thank You Mr. President!
That’s fine. You can say it as often as you like. Doesn’t mean you are right.
The teleprompter is a story for one reason only. One of Obama’s main quailifications that people used to decide him fit for office was how eloquent he was presented to be. Not like that dimwit Bush who couldn’t prounounce words smoothly or even correctly. Their narrative not mine. If people are going to make speech a main factor in whether they vote for someone or think they are intelligent, then we’re going to showcase how less then perfect he is without his crutch. And if making that crutch a focal point causes him to doubt himself and stumble even with the teleprompter, so much the better.
When an insane person laughs at you for being normal how else would you react? Sarah Palin is acting like a normal person...the idiots in the WH are looking like insane childish kooks!!
The journalist asked him why he did that. And his answer was (paraphrased) "Well, that's just in case I get too impressed with myself."
Sarah not being the standard talking points, and usual
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