Skip to comments.Another Transparent Attempt by Anonymous 'Republican Insiders' to Discredit Governor Palin
Posted on 10/23/2010 8:56:44 AM PDT by DB9
In the past week, two hit pieces have been written against Governor Palin. The first was the piece by Jonathan Martin that was been thoroughly debunked as "flat out lies" by practically every source he identified by name. This was followed yesterday by a second hit piece in the New York Daily News that, hilariously, claimed that it will be Governor Palin's fault if the GOP doesn't take back the Senate. Whitney discussed this silliness in a post last night. To Whitney's analysis I would add that the GOP establishment has no idea how thin the ice is upon which they stand. They should be on their knees thanking their lucky stars that Governor Palin encouraged Tea Party candidates to remain in the GOP and not pursue the third party route. If Tea Party candidates had gone rogue and left the GOP, there would be no chance of even a House majority this November, much less a Senate majority.
Back to the two hit pieces. Other than the sources Jonathan Martin named (who have since unequivocally called him a liar as noted above), both pieces relied exclusively on infamous anonymous Republican "insiders", "consultants", "party elders", etc. This brings up an interesting question. These so-called Republican geniuses are almost certainly aware of how critical this mid-term election is. Why then would they "leak" false stories designed to smear Governor Palin to left-wing "journalists" who obviously have an agenda to hurt the Republican Party? Why at this particular time? How does this help the Republicans in the upcoming election? The short answer is it doesn't.
(Excerpt) Read more at conservatives4palin.com ...
This is one of the silliest anti-Palin attacks I’ve seen. She could be the central political force in an electoral tsunami, but she’ll still get trashed if her picks, who came from nowhere to lead many contests once she endorsed them, aren’t enough for the GOP to take both the House and the Senate. Apparently, a 50, 60, 90, or more gain in the House and an 8-10 seat gain in the Senate are not enough to impress the pundits if Sarah can’t give control of the entire legislative branch to conservatives in a single election. Can anyone imagine these same people holding Obama to a comparable standard?
I think this smells like Mitt Romney and his Salt Lake City thugs. However, Newt is also capable of treasonous sabotage like this.
Rove, of course, still has his advocates, and a powerful reach. His longtime deputy, Barry Jackson, is a top official for House Minority Leader John Boehner; William McGurn, a confidant from the Bush years, is not only a Wall Street Journal columnist but a high-level aide to Rupert Murdoch, giving Rove an ally in the executive offices of Fox News. Dana Perino, a Fox News contributor, is similarly a close friend. And Steve Schmidt, who ran the McCain campaign in 2008, is a Rove protégé.
Rove also has access to a few major donors from the Bush years. The fact that his new political organization, Crossroads, is almost wholly dependent on those millionaires proves that his is not a grassroots awakening. Reportedly the largest Rove donor is Texas billionaire Bob Perry, a longtime associate who funded the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group that seriously hobbled Senator John Kerrys presidential bid in 2004. Rove always has denied having a role in the Swift Boat attacks.
Among journalists, the influential columnist Mike Allen of Politico is widely known to be a reliable bulletin board for Roves interests and activities.
“I think this smells like Mitt Romney and his Salt Lake City thugs. However, Newt is also capable of treasonous sabotage like this.”
Ankle biting also-rans, the both of them.
Let’s see if any think it’s a Myth Romney - Huckelbee-a-liberal tag team.
Romney, Newt, and/or Rove.
Don't forget that Mediocre B@st@rd, Karl Rove.
Same thing on the state level. The Republican Party in Delaware will be overjoyed if O'Donnell loses to Coons. Because if she wins, it will probably cost them their jobs. They are too used to scarfing up pork by working closely with the Democrats and undermining their own supposed party.
The article doesn't name names, but it's clear that the organizer they see behind these betrayals is Mitt Romney. If Romney gets the nod, then all of them will have unlimited pork for another four years. And Karl Rove will continue to pretend that he is the wise wizard working behind the scenes.
For a chilling glimpse at these professional Republican jerks, read Sarah's book.
The conservative opposition to the Marxist usurpation of America will continue regardless of what name that party of conservatives bears. The fight against Marxism will go easier if that name is the Republican party, but the RINOs would rather be in charge of a third rate party in a devastated Marxist America. They will not go easily.
Smells like Steve Schmidt (a former McCain/Romney hack) to me. Don’t you hate it when Schmidt sticks to the bottom of your shoe?
Because she IS the central force behind the electoral tsunami, that is why she is being trashed by the Republican Establishment. Establishment Republicans don’t like this tsunami any better than the Dims. Their playhouse is being destroyed.
Never forget, they hire professionals who have been well trained by the military and intelligence agencies to do this sort of thing and they are very, very, good at their work even though they are very, very, mercenary and work for the highest bidder. Oh, and rumor has it that the democrat fascists are getting help from professional propagandists CAIR has loaned them for an indefinite amount of time.
IOW, they're gearing up to get those who were stupid or foolish enough to fall for rumors and BS about Bush to fall for rumors and BS about the more outspoken on the Republican side after the election. They did a great job for the eight years of the Bush administration, such a great job that many a lie is still accepted as fact even among Republicans. So, they're just dusting off the machinery for the next two years by trying out a few things before the elections.
The Rhino herd down at the country club better figure out that the base wants aggressive activist candidates that will take the intellectual fight to enemy. No one wants another McCain or Dole. The Republican party membership is choosing the candidate this time, not Rove, not Newt, not the media, and not the DNC.
Palin isn’t my idea of a dream candidate but she’s fighting the fight and deserves very serious consideration.
Yes, she should have stayed out of the Delaware primary, so that the Castles of the world can help us achieve conservative values like Congress did from 2001-2006? Oh yeah, right!!
I mean more pork sent home and more compromising is way to win
I have wanted to warn FR about anti palin tint from the RNC
Palin recently agreed to send some fundraising emails
I had left the GOP months ago and stopped getting mailings/emails.
When I went to unsubscribe to the email, it says WOULD YOU LIKE TO STOP RECEIVING COMMUNICATION FROM SARAH PALIN
No, I want to stop hearing from the RNC.
And Mitt should step away, and let Conservatives run for the Presidency. If he's as supposedly as smart as some folks say...he should see and hear the mood of the country...and give it up.
At least we would have held that seat.
Hey, look at this great BIO:
I’d guess Lisa Murkowski is involved.
Where has holding a seat or getting the right committee chairmanship ever gets us anywhere in the recent past? Only but liberal -lite and compromising!
Everybody in D.C is not going to be straight down conservatives as some see it, but the fiscal and no compromising conservatives don’t hold power in the Congress, the 2001- 2006 people still do and if the GOP is to survive, GOP lady we don’t need a Castle to bring the same ol’ status quo year after year.
Sarah was firing a warning shot over their heads when she talked about a third party if the GOP won’t listen to the people. A very definite warning shot.
Mitt should have endorsed Castle if you liberals wanted him to win.
Keep in mind the elites of the RNC/GOP hate her as mmuch as they hate the conservative base.
I think we’re definitely headed in a 3rd party direction - the GOP elites are not going to be conservative enough over the next two years, plus they will burn the house down (ala Murkowski, Castle, Crist) before they will let go of their gravy train positions.
Love the troll doggerel.
The apolitical, independent and often apathetic voter is still the one to convince so the left keeps attacking (Palin) to try and freeze her image as a stupid bumpkin, 'dangerous', etc. It worked on George W. Bush; years of vicious attacks on his intelligence, honor and honesty finally paid off by 2006 and, especially in 2008. Granted, Bush's lack of real response to the attacks helped the left finally convince Americans - wrongly - that Bush was a terrible president and everything he did was wrong, etc.
Conversely, Sarah Palin won't just lie down and allow the left - or the GOP elites - to roll over her. This is a refreshing change from a conservative. They usually slink away when viciously attacked (Trent Lott, Newt Gingrich, Bill Bennett, even G. W. Bush - in a sense, with the exception of Rush Limbaugh, who is not a politician) but Sarah Palin fights back, just as Ronald Reagan did 30 years ago. This makes her exceptional and worthy of consideration as the Republican nominee for president in 2012. We need fighters, not wimps - and Sarah Palin is a fighter.
However, should the 'new Republicans' (in congress) disappoint us by allowing the Tea Party agenda to be diluted and eventually subsumed by the Republican RINO elites and the 'moderate' (yeah, right) Democrats in Washington, I'm done with the GOP and will sign on to a Third Party because the Republican party will have proven that it no longer represents my values or my best interests and that of the country. Frankly, I hope that doesn't happen.
Palin referred to him as a “punk”, I’ll go further.
Jonathan Martin is a craven lickspittle that resides within the bowls of the socialist society, reeking of the stench of putrified flesh.
I do hope that someone video records his suicide on election day.
I wanted to repeat this:
” We need fighters, not wimps - and Sarah Palin is a fighter.”
Actually, the bastard Romney (when will any woman
candidate and her children be safe from him?)
was behind the Rove attack on in Delaware.
By what right has he to discredit another woman?
Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt.
They did not ‘create’ her, so they don't care if it is going to make the Republicans move forward, they must destroy anything that is not of their making...
kind of like the male lion who eats the young of the previous pride leader, so only their own progeny lives on....
I know what's going on, by gum!
The Insider Beltway Boys are fixin' to push a presidential candidate lite down our throats again....a la Dole or McCain.
We may yet see mild-mannered Rove all wildly animated again for the first time since he thrashed Christine O'Donnell within an inch of her life.
His false teeth will probably fly out of his mouth when he gives an impassioned TV rant on behalf of Romney or Gramnesty.
But, but, but, it’s HIS TURN! They told him so at the last cocktail party.
Hey, does anyone know what time the DIOGENESIS show is on?
That guy is good!
The Okla. State GOP...didn't want Coburn to run.
That kinda crap...has GOT to stop.