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Sarah Palin, the Biggest Loser?
American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2010 | Stuart Schwartz

Posted on 11/16/2010 8:47:58 AM PST by Al B.

Sarah Palin, the biggest loser.

That seems to be the consensus of the grandees inhabiting Washington and New York and pockets of glitter beyond. There is a variety of interpretations of the midterm Republican wave emanating from the wine bars of upper Manhattan and the salons of Georgetown, but most include the notion that for Sarah Palin, this election was the political equivalent of the hit ABC show "The Biggest Loser." When push came to shove, she stood on...principle?

Media and political elites may disagree on the many consequences of what the president called a "shellacking" by the voters, but they largely agree that the biggest loser was Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin has once again been flagged for her unwillingness to play the game according to how the media and political professionals want it played. For them, it is a game, with taxpayer dollars as Monopoly money. But for Sarah Palin, it's about beliefs and values and service -- which disqualifies her, in their view, from life between the political lines. Sure, she won -- having helped more than sixty candidates to victory -- but, as Rush Limbaugh pointed out, the political and media elites are "a little miffed" at how the Tea Party and Palin put principle ahead of politics. C'mon, lady -- professionals don't do core beliefs!

It was her principles that represented the biggest negative for Karl Rove, whom Lee Cary of American Thinker characterized as the "lead consigliere for the Republican bluebloods." Rove attacked Palin as unfit for political leadership after she insisted on endorsing candidates based on their beliefs in limited government and traditional values. Principles, he sneered, are for amateurs; professionals believe in winning. In response to the attack of the former Bush advisor and Fox News analyst, Hot Air blogger Allahpundit reminded him that she is effective in large part because she is "authentic and unpretentious." Exactly, Rove thundered in return: those qualities have no place in Washington!

Immediately following the election, the nation's elites went on Sarah Palin Alert. They have worked hard to strip taxpayers of hard-earned dollars and make Washington, D.C. the center of wealth, with six of the ten wealthiest counties in the United States bordering the Beltway. And it was Karl Rove who slammed his foot down on the accelerator of government spending during the Bush presidency, handing Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama a government poised to careen out of control. And it has: now that great centralized motor vehicle bureau known as the federal government has twice as many $150,000-a-year bureaucrats as it did when Obama took office, all extravagantly paid to scowl, fill out forms, and say "no" to the hapless citizens underwriting their million-dollar homes.

Small wonder that Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama, a veteran of almost two decades inside the Beltway, looked at the Tea Party-inspired Republican sweep and saw only danger...from Sarah Palin. He said of her Herculean effort in creating a Republican wave: she cost us the U.S. Senate! Stop her! he screamed. And the media answered with a barrage of articles offering advice on how to stop Palin. For example, a former Wall Street Journal editor who had bolted when the owner of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, bought the news outlet and put an end to its leftward drift laid out a plan to "derail Palin for 2012."

The mainstream media have been only too happy to oblige, for, as Allahpundit reminds us, Sarah Palin represents virtues alien to political and media elites. Should God offer a new beginning and utter the words, "Let there be honesty," a new Left Behind series would begin in empty Ritz Carlton meeting rooms and mainstream media offices all over the East Coast. Remaining would be the Sarah Palins of the world, the people who think Manolo Blahnik is the name of the guy who dishes up those great fish tacos from the truck just inside the entrance to the state fair. That's why the media elites immediately joined the Republican political establishment to highlight the "urgent task" resulting from the midterm victory: "Stop Sarah Palin."

And over on the Upper East Side of New York City, at a favorite hangout called The Corner Bookstore ("a small treasure in a neighborhood famous for its elegant townhouses" and celebrities), Peggy Noonan takes time out from being quintessentially Manhattan and concentrates on the common enemy created by the midterm elections. Sarah Palin has again, she writes, proved herself "a nincompoop." This "empty or crazy" woman actually thinks she's capable of operating in the rarefied atmosphere of official Washington, of holding her own with the media establishment. Look at her: Palin hangs with her family and enjoys such tacky pursuits as hunting and fishing. Meanwhile, everyone who is anyone knows that a life truly worth living begins here, where Lauren Weisberger first read from The Devil Wears Prada to the applause of Peggy's friends. Prada, not Palin. There's a world of difference in those five letters beginning with "P," Noonan reminds us, as the latter has none of the cachet of the former and lacks "actual talent."

And to the west on this storied island, the width of Central Park and then some, two icons of the ruling class have gathered in the studios of CNN to reinforce the notion that Sarah Palin is now a danger to the United States. It's called "Parker Spitzer." Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker and the disgraced former governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, have put together a show that is mainstream media right down to its "bomb" in the ratings. Parker lets us know that she is proud to have led the "assassination" of Palin in the days following the Alaska governor's vice presidential nomination. Rove is right to slam Palin, for she has "earned her ridicule" for her outrageously extreme positions. Palin believes that abortion is wrong, that Israel is courageous and admirable, that traditional family relationships are a strength and blessing, and that God is a part of all that is good and true -- extremist positions, Parker claims, repugnant to the real heart of America...Washington, D.C. This "dangerous" woman represents a "fresh terror" for "establishment Republicans," who, like Parker and Spitzer, are professionals. This election has now put the professionals on alert: Palin must be stopped.

Parker is the latest highly paid female to partner with Spitzer, who was forced to resign from office in a prostitution scandal. His last relationship was accompanied by the tears of his wife and three teenage daughters, who were "devastated" when the FBI released the details of his taxpayer-subsidized, $100,000 "hooker romps" during which he "kept on black stockings," his socks. But Parker, CNN, and the political establishment have been quick to embrace him, not letting a few "flaws" stand in the way of a "mythic figure, maybe even a God" who supports all the right causes (get Wall Street, help unions, stop global warming, etc.) and has the right pedigree (Princeton, Harvard Law, wealthy family).

And so Parker and Spitzer join with Noonan and Rove and others of the political establishment to stop the greatest threat to come out of the midterm Republican victories: Sarah Palin. By winning, she has lost, for they all understand that there's no hope of her joining them, of compromising her principles.

And so expect Rove to go after Sarah Palin again and again and again. And expect him to wear his black socks while doing so. You betcha!


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1 posted on 11/16/2010 8:48:01 AM PST by Al B.
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To: Al B.

When will we face the fact that the ballot box can no longer save us?


2 posted on 11/16/2010 8:50:38 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Al B.

The Republican Establishment cuts off its nose to spite its face.


3 posted on 11/16/2010 8:51:31 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Al B.
for Sarah Palin, it's about beliefs and values and service -- which disqualifies her, in their view, from life between the political lines.

Nothing scares political/media elites more than conservatives who stand on principle.

4 posted on 11/16/2010 8:53:28 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: roses of sharon

I hate the fact that I cant vote Karl, Peggy, Will and Kathleen out. Must be nice to hide behind the pen with no comment section.


5 posted on 11/16/2010 8:53:44 AM PST by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Al B.

RINO season is just beginning. Soon there will be no bag limit.


6 posted on 11/16/2010 8:54:17 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Al B.
Let them go after Palin. There is another election in two years and I hope people in America are tired of the hierarchy in both parties. I would rather go down swinging than to allow DC to take us down without a fight. As things stand if this new Congress doesnt take a stand we are most probably doomed. Maybe we should join Al Qeida if they dont respond accordingly.
7 posted on 11/16/2010 8:54:23 AM PST by RocketRoland
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To: roses of sharon

No retreat, just reload.


8 posted on 11/16/2010 8:54:23 AM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: Al B.
That seems to be the consensus of the grandees...
It sounds like them "grandees" still need some convincin' ...
They must be SLOW LEARNERS.

9 posted on 11/16/2010 8:54:44 AM PST by RonDog
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To: Al B.
Sarah Palin has once again been flagged for her unwillingness to play the game according to how the media and political professionals want it played.

AND THAT'S WHY WE LOVE HER!

10 posted on 11/16/2010 8:55:11 AM PST by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: Al B.

LOL The libs just hate Sarah. All the more reason for me to love her.


11 posted on 11/16/2010 8:57:42 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Al B.
I don't see a problem here. Let the nit-wits no one cares about snipe at Palin. It does not matter anymore. She is circumnavigating them and looking good doing it. What were Parker/Spitzers ratings last night? What was Sara's on TLC? Who is really the biggest loser?

The Biggest Loser is an NBC hit show not on ABC by the way.


12 posted on 11/16/2010 9:01:37 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Al B.

I wonder if Noonan, Parker, Rove and the rest of the elite bottom feeders will ever read such a well thought out piece?


13 posted on 11/16/2010 9:02:25 AM PST 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: Al B.

The left and the elites will always let us conservatives/GOP folks whom our next presidential nominee should be.


14 posted on 11/16/2010 9:06:36 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: alarm rider

well in all fairness I doubt King George ever read Common sense either. The results will be the same....


15 posted on 11/16/2010 9:06:51 AM PST by unseen1
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To: Al B.
Peggy Noonan hasn't been relevant in more than 20 years. She resents the fact that Sarah Palin is young, beautiful, charismatic.

Rove views Palin as a threat to his power. Parker views Palin as a meal ticket - as long as she poses as a conservative and bashes Palin the media elites will love her and she will profit from it.

16 posted on 11/16/2010 9:10:33 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: GoCards

We can vote them out by not subscribing to the publications they write for, the networks they work for, and ignore the programs they host.


17 posted on 11/16/2010 9:17:43 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Al B.

18 posted on 11/16/2010 9:18:29 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: roses of sharon

When will we face the fact that the ballot box can no longer save us?

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The great awakening will begin in 2011, when the GOP reveals itself to be ineffectual and in fact complicit. They are firmly convinced they can game us again as they did before Reagan and after him.


19 posted on 11/16/2010 9:23:46 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: Psalm 144
The great awakening will begin in 2011, when the GOP reveals itself to be ineffectual and in fact complicit. They are firmly convinced they can game us again as they did before Reagan and after him.

Very, very, well said.
20 posted on 11/16/2010 9:29:17 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Eye of Unk
No retreat, just reload.

I like it..except for the fact that the GOP keeps giving our ammo to the Dems, and then shooting our wounded.
21 posted on 11/16/2010 9:35:50 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Al B.

I wish Rove the worst and will continue to do so.


22 posted on 11/16/2010 9:49:02 AM PST by Gator113 ("Don't touch my junk......")
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To: Al B.
...For the loser now will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is rapidly fadin’
And the first one now will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’

- Bob Dylan (he didn't know he'd be singing about Palin)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rh1ppL-xjw&feature=related

23 posted on 11/16/2010 10:00:39 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Al B.
The comments at the the link are enjoyable too.
24 posted on 11/16/2010 10:06:13 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Al B.; Fast Moving Angel; mpackard; dayglored; Vinnie; mojo114; Jane Long; ThreePuttinDude; ...
".....Sarah Palin represents virtues alien to political and media elites. Should God offer a new beginning and utter the words, "Let there be honesty," a new Left Behind series would begin in empty Ritz Carlton meeting rooms and mainstream media offices all over the East Coast. Remaining would be the Sarah Palins of the world......."

SARAH PALIN'S PING LIST


25 posted on 11/16/2010 10:14:26 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Al B.
Also...

So the last shall be first, and the first last

- The Bible (Matthew 20:16)

26 posted on 11/16/2010 10:16:56 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: onyx
Boy, hers and Bristol's successes are making the liberals heads explode.
27 posted on 11/16/2010 10:20:20 AM PST by Humal
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To: ClearCase_guy
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28 posted on 11/16/2010 10:22:05 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: BubbaJunebug

lol


29 posted on 11/16/2010 10:28:21 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: Al B.

Rove gets on my nerves...especially over amnesty and O’Donnell but I am not sure he is as vapid or RINO as Parker or Noonan...just saying.


30 posted on 11/16/2010 10:31:27 AM PST by wardaddy (diversity is only good if you are young and unmarried and chasing women)
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To: roses of sharon

The ballot box is the only thing that can save us. This last election proved that. These people can have little influence if they’re left out in the cold.

Cindie


31 posted on 11/16/2010 10:45:18 AM PST by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: onyx

The more the DC whores and elitists scream..the more popular Sarah becomes. They truly don’t get it. Americans don’t want people like them running our country and national conversation anymore..we want government to reflect the American people and our values and priorities. The real American people don’t resemble folks like Peggy Noonan and Eliot Spitzer or hold values remotely similar to theirs.

GO SARAH!!


32 posted on 11/16/2010 10:59:41 AM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: onyx; roses of sharon

Karl Rove and Peggy Noonan are the biggest losers....and total disappointments.


33 posted on 11/16/2010 11:19:57 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Al B.; onyx
Parker is the latest highly paid female to partner with Spitzer, who was forced to resign from office in a prostitution scandal

Eeeewww. LOL!

34 posted on 11/16/2010 11:21:21 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RocketRoland

amen to that! Highest ratings for that show!!


35 posted on 11/16/2010 2:40:23 PM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: bwc2221

exactly right! And that Liz Traoutface who made the comment about Sarah toting her retarded child around. Both old COWS.


36 posted on 11/16/2010 2:42:55 PM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: penelopesire

that’s the point, these elitists low class minions of Obama could ever connect with the average American. They are snobs and think they are better than the people!!!


37 posted on 11/16/2010 2:45:12 PM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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