Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Catapults Bristol to ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Finale
Posted on 11/24/2010 6:28:46 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Bristol Palin is no Ginger Rogers. Shes not even Britney Spears. Bristol made it to the final three of ABCs 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 Palins 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 familys 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 its 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 shows scoring have done nothing to undercut the real people who call in each week to vote for Bristol. Half of the contestants total scores come from the judges who have consistently criticized Bristols 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 shows host Tom Bergeron, who describes himself as a liberal Democrat, said that liberals blame voter fraud, when in fact, they just arent voting. I have no patience with my friends who believe there is a conspiracy keeping Bristol on the show, he told Movieline.
If you dont participate to create a different outcome and this can be true in national politics or a TV reality show then dont piss and moan if you dont like the way its playing out, said Bergeron.
Palins 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, Quinns 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 shows 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 Palins dancing could translate into votes for her mother for President in 2012.
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...
Watching liberas ulcerate is soooo much fun.
Let’s hear it for Fly-Over Country!!!
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.
The American Left hasn't devolved.
It's being exposed for what it always was, and will ever be.
she is one of us and not one of them.
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.
“Lets hear it for Fly-Over Country!!”
Yes, let’s do hear from out here where it counts!
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!!!!!!!!!!
Great graphic. The ambulance in the background is a nice touch.
They really don’t want Sarah Palin.
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?
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.
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