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Sarah Palin Catapults Bristol to ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Finale
Human Events ^ | November 24, 2010 | Emily Miller

Posted on 11/24/2010 6:28:46 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bristol Palin is no Ginger Rogers. She’s not even Britney Spears. Bristol made it to the final three of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” because the viewers are fans of her mother, Sarah Palin. So what?

Sarah Palin is enormously popular with main street Americans. Recent polls show that Palin is the leading Republican presidential candidate for 2012.

Palin is treated like a rock star at public appearances. Her TLC reality travel show, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”, premiered last week as the sixth highest-rated show on cable. (The ratings fell by the second show, but held at three million viewers, which is impressive for cable.)

“Dancing with the Stars” (DWTS), a reality dance competition show, is the most recent beneficiary of the Palin golden touch. The first part of the finale on Monday night had 23.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen. The show was the highest-rated entertainment program of the entire television season. This current season of DWTS with Bristol Palin averaged 18% more viewers than last season.

Would the ratings be so much higher this season if the finalists were Jennifer Grey and Kyle Massey and Bristol Smith? Of course not, but the Palin family’s successes make the liberals apoplectic.

“The show is a real reflection of how the Palins are really appealing to the average Americans,” said political strategist and radio host Tammy Bruce. “And it’s also about how the American Left has devolved to such a point that they behave like psychiatric patients over a little dance competition, and the prize is a disco ball on a stick.”

The widespread but totally unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in the show’s scoring have done nothing to undercut the real people who call in each week to vote for Bristol. Half of the contestant’s total scores come from the judges – who have consistently criticized Bristol’s dancing skills – but the other half come from viewers votes via text, email or phone.

“Suddenly liberals are obsessed with voting procedures? Well, they could have shown interest when ACORN was running around, and it was really an issue,” said Bruce, who has been a vocal supporter of Palin.

The show’s host Tom Bergeron, who describes himself as a liberal Democrat, said that liberals blame voter fraud, when in fact, they just aren’t voting. “I have no patience with my friends who believe there is a conspiracy keeping Bristol on the show,” he told Movieline.

“If you don’t participate to create a different outcome — and this can be true in national politics or a TV reality show — then don’t piss and moan if you don’t like the way it’s playing out,” said Bergeron.

Palin’s popularity has confounded the media elite from the moment she burst on the national scene as the vice presidential candidate in 2008.

“The Palins live a certain kind of life that most Americans live, except for the elitist and snobs in New York and Los Angeles. The Democrat party becomes much more isolated and a party for the people on the [East and West] Coasts. And the media still represents that,” said Bruce.

The Queen Bee of the media elite, Sally Quinn, complained in her Washington Post website column that it is unfair that Bristol Palin got to the DWTS finale but was not the best dancer.

Quinn is the doyenne of the fancy Georgetown dinner party set and wife of former Post editor Ben Bradlee. Quinn wrote that when the singer Brandy was eliminated from DWTS, "I teared up. It just didn't seem right.”

When citing the supposed voter fraud in the reality show, Quinn’s journalistic integrity came up short. Her sources for the unfounded cheating allegatinos were unnamed “bloggers, columnists and TV commentators.” She wrote that these anonymous sources believe that the show’s voting “was all a Tea Party plot. That could be the only explanation for this appalling miscarriage of justice.”

Why is Quinn crying and whining over the results of a reality TV show? The real reason that the liberals are so upset is that the tens of millions of votes for Bristol Palin’s dancing could translate into votes for her mother for President in 2012.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: bristolpalin; conspiracy; democrats; dwts; journalism; judges; liberalmedia; liberals; sallyquinn; sarahpalin; tammybruce; tombergeron

1 posted on 11/24/2010 6:28:51 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It could have been “Shucking Corn with the Hayseeds” or “Picking Boogers with the Rednecks” - if the Palin had anything to do with it the liberal elites would be extolling the virtues of the show and what a travesty it is...


2 posted on 11/24/2010 6:33:17 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Watching liberas ulcerate is soooo much fun.


3 posted on 11/24/2010 6:34:55 PM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Let’s hear it for Fly-Over Country!!!


4 posted on 11/24/2010 6:37:37 PM PST by Faith
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The executives at Dancing with the Stars knew what they are doing, their critics do not. The show is not about who is the best dancer, it is about who can bring in the most advertising dollars. The executives caught on to the Palin brand, and laughed all the way to the bank.


5 posted on 11/24/2010 6:39:26 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
we should all remember Bristol is the only amateur in the mix. Everyone else is a celebrity and a professional of some sort. She improved each week and made a name for herself. I am proud of what she has accomplished. And I am certain the TV producers of the show knew exactly what they were doing. They are professionals after all.
6 posted on 11/24/2010 6:41:33 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“The show is a real reflection of how the Palins are really appealing to the average Americans,” said political strategist and radio host Tammy Bruce. “And it’s also about how the American Left has devolved to such a point that they behave like psychiatric patients over a little dance competition, and the prize is a disco ball on a stick.”

Heh.

7 posted on 11/24/2010 6:43:14 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

DDancin.jpg


8 posted on 11/24/2010 7:00:41 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
...said political strategist and radio host Tammy Bruce. “And it’s also about how the American Left has devolved to such a point that they behave like psychiatric patients...

The American Left hasn't devolved.

It's being exposed for what it always was, and will ever be.

9 posted on 11/24/2010 7:00:47 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Cicero

she is one of us and not one of them.


10 posted on 11/24/2010 7:03:17 PM PST by barb-tex (What else did you expect from the likes of 0?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
If they had been seeking the one with the greatest content of character then Bristol won. hands down!
11 posted on 11/24/2010 7:07:10 PM PST by W. W. SMITH (Islam is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If the show is Dancing with the Stars, shouldn’t the stars be stars at something besides dancing? I mean, if one contestant is a professional dancer and everyone else isn’t, it seems a little like stacking the deck.


12 posted on 11/24/2010 7:09:19 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: Faith

“Let’s hear it for Fly-Over Country!!”
Yes, let’s do hear from out here where it counts!


13 posted on 11/24/2010 7:13:35 PM PST by Flyover Country
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The funniest thing about all this left-wing whining about “vote fraud”? The Left ALWAYS whines about vote fraud whenever the results do not go their way. But the only ones ever arrested, tried and convicted of vote fraud are the LIBERAL DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 11/24/2010 7:18:10 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Defund National Peoples Radio!! Democrats are for free speech. Just not for you.)
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To: FrankR

Great graphic. The ambulance in the background is a nice touch.


15 posted on 11/24/2010 7:27:38 PM PST by Faith
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"The real reason that the liberals are so upset is that the tens of millions of votes for Bristol Palin’s dancing could translate into votes for her mother for President in 2012. "

Hardly. Anyone could vote multiple times. Kids can vote. There was no political message. No, the reason why they are angry is because this is one part of pop culture that they can't control.
16 posted on 11/24/2010 7:41:29 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They really don’t want Sarah Palin.


17 posted on 11/24/2010 8:39:47 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
"The real reason that the liberals are so upset is that the tens of millions of votes for Bristol Palin’s dancing could translate into votes for her mother for President in 2012. "

Exactly what they are afraid of and rightly so. Think about it. This nation just elected somewhere around 700 Republicans into state and federal offices; most of them conservatives supported by Tea Parties. Who was the chief patriot of said Tea Parties? Who do you think they will vote for in 2012? Sarah has a solid grip on the conservative base, plus her numbers are rising with independents, and by the time her "reality" show is over, she will have millions of those people who have never bothered to go to the polls and vote. We Tea Party folk will be out there signing up new voters in public housing, rural poor, and even in the ghettos. Want to bet we can't elect this woman?

18 posted on 11/24/2010 10:43:23 PM PST by WVNan
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To: WVNan

And may we continue. The Left and RINOS who might as well be the left don’t want a conservative anywhere near government.

I like Sarah Palin. She is real.


19 posted on 11/25/2010 12:34:46 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ari-freedom; Windflier; The Cajun; Gator113; Chunga
Give it a rest, TROLL. Every Palin thread.
20 posted on 11/25/2010 12:43:54 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: WVNan; freekitty; FrankR; barb-tex
Exactly what they are afraid of and rightly so. Think about it. This nation just elected somewhere around 700 Republicans into state and federal offices; most of them conservatives supported by Tea Parties. Who was the chief patriot of said Tea Parties? Who do you think they will vote for in 2012? Sarah has a solid grip on the conservative base, plus her numbers are rising with independents, and by the time her "reality" show is over, she will have millions of those people who have never bothered to go to the polls and vote. We Tea Party folk will be out there signing up new voters in public housing, rural poor, and even in the ghettos. Want to bet we can't elect this woman?

We know we can, and we're going to do exactly that!


21 posted on 11/25/2010 12:47:08 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: onyx

You are so funny sometimes. :)


22 posted on 11/25/2010 12:48:32 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: onyx

I don’t think he will run again. He’s like the Clintons. So much baggage. All the democrats have so much baggage and bad history. They lie, lie and lie.


23 posted on 11/25/2010 2:15:33 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: onyx

Love the lipstick.


24 posted on 11/25/2010 2:15:56 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

I do too.
A blessed and happy Thanksgiving to you, dear freekitty and good night!


25 posted on 11/25/2010 2:28:19 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: onyx

I just read on “The Blaze”, that Joyless Behar said Bristol was such a hooker.

That is an outright made up lie. She needs to apologize to Bristol for her plain and stupid statement. What an ugly person. No wonder people don’t trust the left. All they do is lie, lie and lie.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


26 posted on 11/25/2010 2:34:01 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: barb-tex
"she [Sarah Palin] is one of us"

Not being a wise guy, but when this is stated exactly what is meant by it?

27 posted on 11/25/2010 3:47:21 AM PST by jla
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To: freekitty

Re: the Wicked Witch of the Behar’s comment...

Without elaborating too much, I think the Left should be grateful that we aren’t - to the 100th degree - the revolutionaries that they say we are.


28 posted on 11/25/2010 5:58:04 AM PST by Christian4Bush (One countdown ends, the next begins. 718 days until we vote out the jackass.)
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To: FrdmLvr

It may as well have been “Changing light bulbs without a ladder” with Wilt Chamberlain competing against a group of third grade children.


29 posted on 11/25/2010 12:12:30 PM PST by RipSawyer (Clem Hussein Kadiddlehopper would be a vast improvement.)
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