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Is Palin Done? They Wish
Big Journalism ^ | 1/19/11 | Mike Metroulas

Posted on 01/19/2011 6:52:35 AM PST by Lakeshark

Sarah Palin’s detractors in the media are certainly prone to wishful thinking concerning the Cuda’s potential as the Republican nominee in 2012. Since Palin’s statement on the Tucson tragedy, some have written her off as a serious contender for the Republican nomination. Doyle McManus states in the LA Times that:

…she’s not going to be her party’s presidential nominee.

I disagree, Mr. McManus. As of now, if she wants it, it is hers. Of course, that may change, but a Palin run for the nomination would unleash a grassroots fury of support unseen on the right for a Republican presidential nominee in recent memory, and her detractors know it. Why else would much of the mainstream media be scrambling so often to convince independents that Palin isn’t viable? Plus, many of these people just do not like Palin and what she stands for, which is a pragmatic, principled view of government and fierce American individualism. Mainstream media types generally prefer theorizing about complex strategies and solutions to problems that were most likely created by over-theorizing in the first place. It’s how they were trained in academia and sometimes they just can’t help it. However, life isn’t complicated, and Sarah Palin knows it.

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Run Sarah, run!
1 posted on 01/19/2011 6:52:38 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; Clyde5445; Virginia Ridgerunner; Al B.; Bigtigermike; Brices Crossroads; ...

Of interest ping.


2 posted on 01/19/2011 6:54:35 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

The Left has set themsselves as the party of civility. If Sarah runs let’s see how they behave. snicker snicker.


3 posted on 01/19/2011 6:57:33 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Lakeshark

Excellent take. Tks for posting


4 posted on 01/19/2011 6:57:40 AM PST by sarah fan UK
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To: sarah fan UK

She got my vote


5 posted on 01/19/2011 7:00:15 AM PST by manonCANAL
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To: Lakeshark

Sarah Palin will go away after she serves her 2 terms as President, dear liberal friends...


6 posted on 01/19/2011 7:01:15 AM PST by J40000
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To: sarah fan UK
Thanks for the heads up for the article, it was a good one. So many good lines, frinstance:

The appeal of Palin is illuminated by many of the images/perceptions of both her and President Obama. Palin the badass hunts, fishes, climbs mountains, shoots caribou, rides in small planes often; the Democrats are represented by Obama, a man who flinches while watching a judo exhibition and wears a safety helmet for a leisurely bike ride. Fair or not, this perception exists. Palin is Theodore Roosevelt in a size 6 suit, American flag pin, and some kick ass black leather boots, Obama is an academic who looks uncomfortable in jeans, throws like a girl, and can’t name his alleged baseball heroes from childhood.

7 posted on 01/19/2011 7:01:51 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
a Palin run for the nomination would unleash a grassroots fury of support unseen on the right for a Republican presidential nominee in recent memory, and her detractors know it

Yup, this is what they really fear, an enthusiasm for a pubbie candidate not seen since Reagan. This goes for both libs and rinos. No matter how much they claim they want her to be the candidate because they believe she would easily lose, their actions say otherwise which indicate they are extremely afraid of her being the candidate

8 posted on 01/19/2011 7:01:59 AM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Lakeshark

Reports of her political demise are greatly exaggerated.


9 posted on 01/19/2011 7:02:54 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: HerrBlucher
Another great line. Bears repeating:

a Palin run for the nomination would unleash a grassroots fury of support unseen on the right for a Republican presidential nominee in recent memory, and her detractors know it

10 posted on 01/19/2011 7:03:38 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

This article is excellent. Everyone should print out a copy for their coffee table.


11 posted on 01/19/2011 7:05:15 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Lakeshark

I find the leftwing’s faux outrage, hate machine to be very viral and well cordinated.


12 posted on 01/19/2011 7:06:53 AM PST by Tempest (I put money ahead of people)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop; 4woodenboats; 6323cd; Abbeville Conservative; abigail2; ABQHispConservative; ...
SARAH PALIN'S PING LIST

13 posted on 01/19/2011 7:08:15 AM PST by Clyde5445 (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Lakeshark

Someone on another thread gave a number for how many concrete policy positions Sarah has taken on her websites and in her columns and books.

If anyone knows where that post is, please tell me. I would like to bookmark it.

Thanks.


14 posted on 01/19/2011 7:11:47 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Lakeshark

I love seeing the detractors state that she is losing or never had the Independents. Please see my tagline.


15 posted on 01/19/2011 7:13:34 AM PST by misharu (I am an Independent Conservative who caucuses with the Republicans (for now).)
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To: Lakeshark

The incessant Palin-drone in the media will keep her in the public’s mind until the election season starts. The worst that they could do is ignore her, but they can’t.......

There is no such thing as bad publicity......


16 posted on 01/19/2011 7:14:16 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: samtheman; onyx; Brices Crossroads
Someone on another thread gave a number for how many concrete policy positions Sarah has taken on her websites and in her columns and books.

I'm betting Onyx or Brices will know, I haven't seen it.

17 posted on 01/19/2011 7:15:13 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
I'm still a bit nervous about a Palin run. I just don't see how she can overcome the Dan-Quayling the media have unleashed on her. Half the voters don't know Palin from Tina Fey.

However, the remaining so-called contenders are such gutless RINOs I do not see how she does not get the nomination over those losers.

18 posted on 01/19/2011 7:15:54 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Lakeshark

thanks


19 posted on 01/19/2011 7:16:03 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Lakeshark
ineluctable

20 posted on 01/19/2011 7:16:19 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Lakeshark

Yer welcome. The final paragraph is pretty good to :)


21 posted on 01/19/2011 7:17:24 AM PST by sarah fan UK
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To: Sans-Culotte
I'm still a bit nervous about a Palin run. I just don't see how she can overcome the Dan-Quayling the media have unleashed on her.

Because we've been there, done that.

State-run media no longer calls the shots, and it infuriates them.

22 posted on 01/19/2011 7:17:58 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: All
I love this article, but I do have a dissenting word of caution: The sheer amount of vitriol and hatred spewed by a vicious propaganda campaign does have an effect over time. It corrodes a reputation even if the charges are always refuted. I refer you to the continual leftist slander of George W. Bush. It had an effect over time.

The good news is that unilike Bush the Younger, Palin is not about to take the crap lying down. And, the media landscape has been changing largely in favor of Conservatives for some time.

23 posted on 01/19/2011 7:18:06 AM PST by Lysandru
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To: Lakeshark
There are only two people on the Right capable of filling up a football stadium. Glenn Beck - but he is not and will not run for an office, and will keep doing what he does best.

And then there is Sarah Palin who remains a giant among giants despite what the Left and Beltway Republicans may say.

24 posted on 01/19/2011 7:20:07 AM PST by NavyCanDo (Jan 2013 - Sarah Palin sees the Potomac from Her House)
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To: Lakeshark

Over the past two years, Sarah has issued many statements. After each statement, the lamestream has pronounced: “well, now that does it; she is dead; she missed her chance to say it ‘right’ (i.e., LEFT); so she’s definitely dead, yup, harrumph-harrumph”. And the next day, they’re talking about her again, trying to shred her, because she just keeps bouncing along, ruling their little worlds of sissified sensibilities..

They wonder why she’s become this Continental Divide, and then illustrate it by not being able to leave her alone. She explodes their heads with every gorgeous, brassy hiccup.

Their objections to her are like a Gaza house with a Rachel Corrie standing guard, and Sarah is the bulldozer. She just keeps on flattening them. Go Sarah!


25 posted on 01/19/2011 7:30:34 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Lakeshark; sarah fan UK

EXCELLENT ARTICLE!


26 posted on 01/19/2011 7:32:59 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Sans-Culotte
Yeah, it's been a pretty serious and somewhat effective campaign to destroy her, so I understand that feeling.

The good news is she has fought back better than anyone in the past two decades, and has the character to withstand and take on that onslaught.

Just remember, they will do this to any effective conservative who stands up an espouses old fashioned American values.

As conservatives, it's time to join the fight, not cower just because the MSM is so mean and powerful.

27 posted on 01/19/2011 7:33:31 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Do you think someone should hit the abuse button about the fundrasing picture with the ‘target’ circle right on Palins face?

After all, there may be a Liberal on board, and lord knows what thoughts that may put in her head.


28 posted on 01/19/2011 7:34:56 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: Lakeshark

Pissant.....Pick up the House Phone....


29 posted on 01/19/2011 7:37:38 AM PST 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: Lakeshark
Is Palin Done? They Wish

Actually, they HOPE she's finished.

They WISH she -- and her family -- were dead.

30 posted on 01/19/2011 7:38:41 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Lakeshark

See Sarah run.
See Sarah win.
See Sarah get inaugurated.

Run, Sarah, run!


31 posted on 01/19/2011 7:39:11 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: J40000

Why? BC is still here. Palin is young enough to be around a log time AP.


32 posted on 01/19/2011 7:39:16 AM PST by barb-tex (What else did you expect from the likes of 0? BTW, What ever happened to Rhodesia?, Oh, yes, Zimbabw)
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To: Coldwater Creek
If Sarah runs let’s see how they behave <<

Yup!....and that should be made the early theme of her candidacy if she runs.....make the left vomit on their own ‘vitriol”...
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USE THEIR OWN RULES FOR RADICALS AGAINST THEM....first...

13. Pick the target, (the lefts hate speech)..freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’

Second.....once they've succombed to that
4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

hence...Rule 11. "If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside... every positive has its negative." at that point, We will have effectively disarmed them of their 1st line of offense....Then we can move on to sane and pragmatic discussion of the issues....She'll eat Obama or any liberal alive if we can get to that point..

33 posted on 01/19/2011 7:42:42 AM PST by M-cubed
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To: Lakeshark

Don't think it would be any different for whoever the presumptive Republican nominee is.

34 posted on 01/19/2011 7:48:58 AM PST by McGruff (We must reject the idea that every time a laws broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker)
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To: Lakeshark

“a grassroots fury of support” That’s right, if Obama brings a “billion to the fight” in 2012, we’ll have to “bring two billion”. Conservatives will have to decide what this “country is worth” to save it.


35 posted on 01/19/2011 7:55:31 AM PST by radioone (Proud to be an enemy of Obama)
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To: Lakeshark

Thank you for posting this most interesting and thought provoking article, Mr. LakeEffect.


36 posted on 01/19/2011 7:56:05 AM PST by Miss_Meyet (Goodbye, Tagline! It's not you, it's me.)
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To: Lakeshark

Someone just emailed me this partial list:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703766704576009322838245628.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/252477/midterms-lessons-learned-and-way-forward-sarah-palin

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/252715/palin-bernanke-cease-and-desist-robert-costa

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/13/AR2009071302852.html

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/255568/senate-republicans-vote-no-new-start-sarah-palin

http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-12-22-column22_ST2_N.htm

And also mentioned this: http://www.palintv.com/

The reason I’m gathering this list is I’m sick of reading leftists comments (such as a couple on the posted article on this thread, not FR comments, but comments at the end of the article itself) that she has no ideas.

I’ve been lazy. Pretty much just hanging out here in FR. I’m thinking about taking the battle to other forums. So I’m preparing my ammunition.


37 posted on 01/19/2011 7:57:50 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Lakeshark
RE :” As of now, if she wants it, it is hers. Of course, that may change, but a Palin run for the nomination would unleash a grassroots fury of support unseen on the right for a Republican presidential nominee in recent memory, and her detractors know it. Why else would much of the mainstream media be scrambling so often to convince independents that Palin isn’t viable?

If you read this first part he seems to define ‘Palin done’ as her giving up running in 2012 under this pressure from Democrats.

But later towards the end he throws this in indicating the opposite:

If she doesn’t run, I hope she toys with the idea for the next several elections.Watching these hissy fits, which utterly destroy any small shred of credibility the mainstream media has left, is quite entertaining.

38 posted on 01/19/2011 7:59:35 AM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Lakeshark
"Why else would much of the mainstream media be scrambling so often to convince independents that Palin isn’t viable? .....Mainstream media types generally prefer theorizing about complex strategies and solutions to problems that were most likely created by over-theorizing in the first place. It’s how they were trained in academia and sometimes they just can’t help it."

Limbaugh put his finger on it when he noted that journalists don't go into their line of work to "get all the facts out." They go into journalism to "make a difference," which begs the question "What kind of difference?"

I have young college-agers who go to school with journalism majors. NONE of the ones I've met could be said to be anything less than doctrinaire liberals. They go into journalism for the purpose of shaping the news to leftist advantage.

39 posted on 01/19/2011 7:59:47 AM PST by cookcounty (Knives, Guns, Enemies and Axx-Kicks: The Gentle Political Speech of Barack Obama.)
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To: McGruff
Don't think it would be any different for whoever the presumptive Republican nominee is.
It wouldn't be. The difference is with Palin is that she's prepared to handle anything they throw at her. Most of the others will just do the John McCain thing, throw their butts up in the air in a classic RINO pose of submission.
40 posted on 01/19/2011 8:00:46 AM PST by samtheman
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To: samtheman

You maybe interested in these as well. It a governing history of Gov. Palin.


A History of Palin Accomplishments: Part 1, Wasilla City Council 1992 – 1996
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2630292/posts

A History of Palin Accomplishments: Part 2, Wasilla Mayor 1996 – 2002
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2630295/posts

A History of Palin, Part 3: Oil and Gas Conservation Commission 2003 – 2004

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2630320/posts


41 posted on 01/19/2011 8:04:43 AM PST by Clyde5445 (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
IF she gets the nomination the "Quayle-ing" ability of the MSM is not as strong as it once was. Dan Rather can attest to that one. The other advantage that she would have is she would not just get the 1 debate like a VP nominee gets.

It would be on her in a set of Presidential debates to prove the liars wrong. The distrust for the media in this country is at an all time high. If Palin went into the debates and wiped the floor with Obama I think the voting public would have to take notice. If they wouldn't then we have far bigger problems ahead of us...

A good friend of my wife's is a raving moonbat. She got physically ill when she saw the Palin VP speech in 2008 because she realized that this wasn't someone to take lightly because of what she believes and her strength in defensing it. The MSM can have their fun with character assassination now, but if you put her up on a stage fighting for just her own vision of what America can be again (and not have to defend McCain's) I honestly think it wouldn't be a contest.

The left's (and unfortunately the RINO's) power brokers know they're in trouble if she gets the nomination and its why they're trying to destroy her now.

42 posted on 01/19/2011 8:05:04 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: Sans-Culotte
"I'm still a bit nervous about a Palin run. I just don't see how she can overcome the Dan-Quayling the media have unleashed on her. Half the voters don't know Palin from Tina Fey.

This is also my big fear. Despite all the new media, the old media is still powerful and more partisan to the left than anything I have seen in my lifetime. Plus the new media is a two-edged sword. The left is more adept than the right in using it, and I don't see that changing in the next 2 years. Don't get me wrong, I hope I'm wrong, and will support Palin fully if she gets the nomination.

43 posted on 01/19/2011 8:05:51 AM PST by cookcounty (Knives, Guns, Enemies and Axx-Kicks: The Gentle Political Speech of Barack Obama.)
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To: Clyde5445

Thanks.


44 posted on 01/19/2011 8:07:58 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Miss_Meyet
I thought it might have a chilling effect on you.

All caused by global warming of course.......

45 posted on 01/19/2011 8:08:50 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: J40000

I agree but her first term will not begin until 2016. I believe she will either sit this one out or lose to the Republican elitists in the primary, but in 2016 America will practically annoint her president.


46 posted on 01/19/2011 8:13:51 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: MNlurker
A good friend of my wife's is a raving moonbat. She got physically ill when she saw the Palin VP speech in 2008 because she realized that this wasn't someone to take lightly because of what she believes and her strength in defensing it.

I had the same response the first time I saw Barry Soetoros.

47 posted on 01/19/2011 8:14:26 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: cookcounty; All; Clyde5445; onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; sarah fan UK; Brices Crossroads; ...

You’re sure right about most journalists going in to their profession “to make a difference”. I think someone needs to keep this list, the original Journolist, for cross(hair) reference. the Journolist in all its glory (notice how many from politico): http://thevailspot.blogspot.com/2011/01/journolist-membership.html


48 posted on 01/19/2011 8:17:25 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: cookcounty
I have young college-agers who go to school with journalism majors. NONE of the ones I've met could be said to be anything less than doctrinaire liberals. They go into journalism for the purpose of shaping the news to leftist advantage.

You nailed it!

49 posted on 01/19/2011 8:27:44 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Lysandru

The only reason the Bush slander worked was because he did little or nothing to fight it.

As we’ve seen, Sarah doesn’t have that problem.


50 posted on 01/19/2011 8:29:05 AM PST by AFreeBird
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