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The End of Palin as Kingmaker (Flashback liberal rant from yesterday)
.prospect.org ^ | Wednesday August 25, 2010 | Alexandra Gutierrez

Posted on 08/25/2010 9:01:38 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

In early May, Todd Palin showed up at Joe Miller's first major fundraiser as a Senate candidate. A month later, Sarah Palin endorsed the challenger to incumbent Lisa Murkowski in typical fashion, on Facebook. She called Miller a "Commonsense Constitutional Conservative" and praised his true Alaskan values. Palin also insinuated that Murkowski was a corrupt abortion-loving hippie, all after wondering why anyone would imagine there was "bad blood" between them.

A square-off between the state's former first family and the popular senior Alaskan senator should have seriously altered the dynamics of the primary race. That is, if anyone in Alaska cared.

As Sarah Palin works to become nearly ubiquitous in the Lower 48, many of her former supporters in Alaska are trying just as hard to forget her.

When Joe Miller loses the primary today, hardly anyone in Alaska will be surprised that Palin's chosen candidate did poorly.

Palin's influence in the state started to slip when she agreed to be John McCain's running mate in August 2008, and it only eroded further when she resigned as governor last July. Now, Palin is mostly a reality TV nuisance in the very state she's always gushing about. The Washington Post may track her every endorsement, but this summer the Anchorage Daily News published more items on bears and caribou (45) than it did on Palin and her family (39). If Alaskans aren't paying attention to her, why should anybody else?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; joemiller; obama; palin; sarahpalin
"When Joe Miller loses the primary today, hardly anyone in Alaska will be surprised that Palin's chosen candidate did poorly"
1 posted on 08/25/2010 9:01:41 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Oops.


2 posted on 08/25/2010 9:02:55 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: Bigtigermike

I noticed her that her Monday column on Slate that made the exact same idiotic prediction had the comments feature wiped and disabled.


3 posted on 08/25/2010 9:05:03 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Bigtigermike
"The Washington Post may track her every endorsement, but this summer the Anchorage Daily News published more items on bears and caribou (45) than it did on Palin and her family (39)."

Really grasping at straws here, aren't we?

4 posted on 08/25/2010 9:05:12 AM PDT by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: Bigtigermike

I hope you are right
and reposting that silly article from yesterday is brilliant


5 posted on 08/25/2010 9:07:07 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Bigtigermike

Ms. Murkowski trailed her primary-election challenger, Joe Miller, by 2,555 votes Wednesday morning in incomplete returns. With 84% of precincts reporting, Ms. Murkowski had 48.6% of the vote to 51.4% for Mr. Miller, an attorney and former judge whose candidacy had been considered a long shot.

The outcome may be unknown until next week. The Associated Press reported that more than 16,000 absentee ballots won’t be counted until Aug. 31.


6 posted on 08/25/2010 9:09:09 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Bigtigermike

PDS Platoon in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...


7 posted on 08/25/2010 9:09:50 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I noticed their banner reads “The American Prospect” “liberal intelligence”, yes an oxymoron.


8 posted on 08/25/2010 9:10:43 AM PDT by DCmarcher-976453 (SARAH PALIN 2012)
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To: Blennos

Geez, just heard Ari Fleisher on Palin. Palin must still have influence in Alaska not so much in the lower 48!!!! What a dick


9 posted on 08/25/2010 9:11:35 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Bigtigermike

Oh Geeez, spare me. http://www.prospect.org/cs/about_tap/our_mission


10 posted on 08/25/2010 9:11:35 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Put Alan West on the fast track, to the White House! Kick a$$ in 2010 and 12)
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To: Bigtigermike

This is written by a girl who’s just two years from her undergraduate education at Harvard. One can hardly expect her to have a clue as to how the world works—and Obamacare doesn’t consider her an adult for another couple of years.


11 posted on 08/25/2010 9:11:35 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Bigtigermike

Check the Washington Post crime report column tomorrow for a story about a hysterical, drunken woman vandalizing Palin books in the local Barnes & Noble.


12 posted on 08/25/2010 9:11:50 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Bigtigermike
Her foot is really jammed tight into her mouth. I wonder if she lost any teeth.
13 posted on 08/25/2010 9:12:24 AM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: Owl_Eagle
I noticed her that her Monday column on Slate that made the exact same idiotic prediction had the comments feature wiped and disabled.

There are more daily flights from Seattle to Alaska than any other US city. Seattle Rats stole at least 2 close races in the past few years. I'd be watching the for King County Rats in the Alaska Airlines departure gates today.
14 posted on 08/25/2010 9:13:26 AM PDT by rickomatic
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Check the Washington Post crime report column tomorrow for a story about a hysterical, drunken woman vandalizing Palin books in the local Barnes & Noble.

What does Kathleen Parker have to do with this?

15 posted on 08/25/2010 9:13:57 AM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: Bigtigermike; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Avoiding_Sulla; Man50D; ...
Those liberals don't know what they are talking about. Palin successfully used her power to get John McCain to beat JD. That was quite a accomplishment.

My suggestion is she better stay in contact with him and make sure he doesn't go ‘Maverick’ again. That would destroy her influence. He owes her big time now. She doesnt want to be the Dr Frankenstien who couldnt resist reviving the Monster she cant control.

16 posted on 08/25/2010 9:14:39 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, it’s at least a squad if you count those on sick call for PDS...


17 posted on 08/25/2010 9:16:14 AM PDT by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: Bigtigermike

before I click that link ad give him a hit ... is there a comments section we could all go to and GLOAT ??????


18 posted on 08/25/2010 9:17:05 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Bigtigermike; Jim Robinson

Rush talking about this now... as usual, FR is Rush’s top “show prep” site! ;-)


19 posted on 08/25/2010 9:18:33 AM PDT by nutmeg (I can't wait 'til November...)
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To: Bigtigermike
She has EVERY Democrat, and all of the State-Run-Media scared sh*tless !

LOL

She's the only threat they can't overcome or buy.....

20 posted on 08/25/2010 9:20:42 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Bigtigermike

This article is like a night of heavy drinking. You know as you are putting down the whisky that the next day is going to be miserable but you do it anyway because you are having so much fun, and you think that somehow tomorrow will be different, you won’t get a hangover.

The joy of writing this article, the joy of relishing a huge defeat on the part of Sarah Palin, the joy of sending Palin off into obsurity, was just too much for the author and so she penned the article before the event occurred, not afterward. She didn’t want to take any chances that Reality would interfere with her drunken soiree.

LOL!


21 posted on 08/25/2010 9:24:49 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: Bigtigermike
When Joe Miller loses the primary today, hardly anyone in Alaska will be surprised that Palin's chosen candidate did poorly.

A little salt and barbecue sauce might make that crow a bit easier for Gutierrez to eat.

22 posted on 08/25/2010 9:25:08 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Bigtigermike
The End of Palin as Kingmaker

Looks as if they're loading up on the expectations to try and set up Palin for a 'fall'.

i seriously doubt that Palin sees herself as a 'kingmaker'.

23 posted on 08/25/2010 9:25:58 AM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: Bigtigermike

If Miller holds on, Palin is 5-0 yesterday. Eat that, Alexandra.


24 posted on 08/25/2010 9:26:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Bigtigermike

25 posted on 08/25/2010 9:32:27 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: 9YearLurker
This is written by a girl who’s just two years from her undergraduate education at Harvard. One can hardly expect her to have a clue as to how the world works [...]

Doubly so, I guess:

1. She's only two years out of school.
2. The school she's only two years out of is Harvard.

26 posted on 08/25/2010 9:59:11 AM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: ScottinVA
If Miller holds on, Palin is 5-0 yesterday.

Even more impressive when you consider that she doesn't just pick heavy favorites in races. Palin endorses people who view the world like she does (well...with one major exception).

27 posted on 08/25/2010 9:59:47 AM PDT by CommerceComet
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To: sickoflibs; Bigtigermike; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Man50D; ...

RE: “That would destroy [Palin’s] influence. He owes her big time now. She doesn’t want to be the Dr Frankenstien who couldn’t resist reviving the Monster she cant control.”

OMG, did you come up with that analogy on your own, or were you inspired by this ad Mattie Fein is running against Jane Harmon in SoCal? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUKHWnpsOL8&feature=player_embedded

LOL


28 posted on 08/25/2010 10:26:30 AM PDT by Avoiding_Sulla (Yesterday's Left = today's status quo. Thus CONSERVATIVE is a conflicted label for battling tyranny.)
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To: Bigtigermike

This writer is such a bitter person. Irrational hatred. Incredible. I tried to find her on Facebook but there are too many people named Alexandra Gutierrez.

I’d like to ask her why, after her stupid “Dewey Defeats Truman” piece she deserves credibility.


29 posted on 08/25/2010 10:30:12 AM PDT by Tigercap
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

THAT is hilarious!!


30 posted on 08/25/2010 10:34:13 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson))
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To: Bigtigermike
Email Alexandra
31 posted on 08/25/2010 10:41:02 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: sickoflibs; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; DoughtyOne; Avoiding_Sulla; Man50D

” Palin successfully used her power to get John McCain to beat JD. That was quite a accomplishment.
My suggestion is she better stay in contact with him and make sure he doesn’t go ‘Maverick’ again. “

What makes anyone think Palin holds views any different than McCain?

Her public personna is every bit as manufactured as Obama’s. Her REAL past is there for those with the guts to research it.


32 posted on 08/25/2010 11:01:12 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson))
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To: stephenjohnbanker; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; DoughtyOne; Avoiding_Sulla; Man50D
RE :”What makes anyone think Palin holds views any different than McCain?

I thought she was a ‘common sense conservative’. OOOPs, sorry, that is what McCain says too. Has anyone tried ‘compassionate conservative’?

If she runs for office and Mccain campaigns for her;would that help?

33 posted on 08/25/2010 11:13:46 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Avoiding_Sulla

LOL@video. Fein should make the race interesting, if nothing else.
That’s my district.


34 posted on 08/25/2010 11:31:20 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("California just got the best politicians money can buy." -- AuntB, June 9, 2010)
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To: Tigercap
The same polls that had Miller losing by 20% to 30%, are the same polls that says Palin can’t win in a general election for President.

Don't believe them!

President Palin in 2012!

35 posted on 08/25/2010 11:49:01 AM PDT by factmart
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To: Tigercap
The same polls that had Miller losing by 20% to 30%, are the same polls that says Palin can’t win in a general election for President.

Don't believe them!

President Palin in 2012!

36 posted on 08/25/2010 11:54:30 AM PDT by factmart
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To: Bigtigermike

SarahPac also donated $5,000 to the Lisa Murkowski For US Senate committee.


37 posted on 08/25/2010 11:56:11 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: 9YearLurker

I don’t care what Obama’s Commissar writes. They do not have long to strut. They are going back to academia soon enough. We need to get these commies canned. Let them become part of the working class when they belong.


38 posted on 08/25/2010 12:40:11 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: factmart

Well said, we all need to be reminded of that!!!!


39 posted on 08/25/2010 2:39:38 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( PALIN / HOLTZ 2012 If you vote Democrat you support infanticide)
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To: Bigtigermike
When Joe Miller loses the primary today, hardly anyone in Alaska will be surprised that Palin's chosen candidate did poorly.

That's hilarious. That idiotic quote will follow this guy forever.

40 posted on 08/25/2010 8:53:48 PM PDT by denydenydeny (You're not only wrong. You're wrong at the top of your voice. --Spencer Tracy, Bad Day at Black Rock)
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