Skip to comments.Twelve for '12: A Dozen Republicans Who Could Be the Next President - Sarah Palin
Posted on 02/14/2011 2:26:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Last held public office: Governor of Alaska, 2006-2009
No one commands the adoration or loyalty of John Q. Republican quite like Sarah Palin. Master of folksy quips and pitch perfect populism, the former vice presidential candidate has fabulous base appeal. Her personal story of carrying to term a Down's child gives her unquestionable credibility with anti-abortion activists. After a gig with Fox News, two books, a TLC reality show and two years of swarming attention from the national press corps, the Palin brand is as potent as it is ubiquitous.
One of the characteristics that make Palin so popular with the Republican base is her unshakable one-against-the-world mentality. In Palin's eyes, the "Lamestream Media," jealous rivals and good old boy establishment are working tirelessly to undo her. It's a compelling narrative at a Tea Party rally, but it hasn't much helped her standing elsewhere....
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
Still “Rent Free” in their heads.
>>>Her personal story of carrying to term a Down’s child gives her unquestionable credibility with anti-abortion activists.<<<
Interesting factoid to use in the second sentence. I would not be surprised that this fact alone is the reason why so many people hate Sarah Palin. Writers tend to lead with what they think is critical in their own minds, and placing the birth of Trig so prominently tells me that it is a significant factor in Palin hatred.
I sure would like to see what each candidate claims as their most outstanding achievement. For instance - what is Sarah’s?
Resistance is futile.
Prepare to be liberated.
I’d bet she’d say cleaning up the corruption in Alaska and getting more $$ from the energy companies for Alaska’s natural reources. But I’m not her spokesman.
That’s a good shot. I just wonder what all of the contenders would claim. It would be interesting and telling.
Soetoro-Dunhams would be getting to the white house without being a natural born citizen!
Gettin McCain re-elected over a solid conservative candidate and scuttling any chance we’d have conservative Chcuk Devore face off against the numbskull Boxer.
Never anything about her accomplishments as governor. They only mention her resignation and the birth of Trig. They pretend she didn’t balance budgets, cut budgets, expand state revenues without raising taxes, plan what will be the nation’s largest pipeline project (unless the Progressives kill it), and put billions in the state’s rainy day fund.
Maybe they’ll get around to it after the 2012 election.
Not a chance! They only acknowledge good done by Republicans after they are dead.
Time magazine....Feifei Sun, oh man, this is the good stuff. A forgotten rag and a columnist no one has heard of nor cares about....... LOL! Hey Feifei, get back to us, when you have some credentials.....
Getting married to Todd.
Have you been in a cave since 2009, FRiend? We've been over and over this subject 1,000 times.
Ignoring Herman Cain.
Nope, because the President of the United States has the power of the Attorney General and a whole slew of legal barriers to prevent ankle-biting activist/ operatives from financially-bankrupting the C-in-C or even forcing the Administration to divert time and effort from State business towards legal affairs.
How do you quite?
Sarah Palin - Liberal Mind Squatter
At least she has plenty of room in there for furniture.
I discussed with a friend last night the WHY of Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome, here is what we came up with:
1. After the RNC Speech they were scared shiftless that she was able to Energize the base 1000X as much as their toadie Juan McCain, and this became a threat and thus became their public enemy #1.
2. She doesnt prescribe to the their ideal of Institutional Liberal Feminism and thus is seen as a Heretic in the eyes of the Religion of the 60s radical Feminist.
3. She is seen as a threat to the Pro-Choice movement, specifically the Pro-Abortion Radicals who inhabit that organization because of her willingness to actually have the audacity to give birth and care for a child who has Downs Syndrome instead of just aborting it like the genetic councilors ie. eugenicists prescribe.
4. The Love/Hate paradigm. Before Sarah Palin was nominated for VP she was a bit of a Hero in the minds on some of the left, but for all the wrong reasons. They Loved her for taking on the Good Ol Boys Network in Alaska performing a good olde fashioned house cleaning and dealing with the political corruption surrounding the oil companies who had bought off the RINOs in Alaska. She was actually doing these things because it Was the right thing to do and because it was the Conservative thing to do. The lefties thought she was doing it out of Social Justice because it involved punishing Republicans ie. (RINOS), but it was just Plain(Palin) Justice. When she accepted the VP nomination, those on the left who liked her saw it as a complete betrayal and when they realized what her true conservative ideals were, they went from Love straight to Hate and Loathing because they were ashamed they loved her before they hated her.
Those are my theories on why Palin Derangement Syndrome exists.
What an insipid, vacuous pile of drivel.
Yep. Bachmann too. You can tell who the left is most scared of - if they can’t belittle them, they ignore them.
I tend to agree that most of the hatred is coming from pro-aboritionists.
A friend of ours lost his wife and almost full-term baby last week due to a crash. His died within an hour of accident, they delivered the baby. 36hrs of cooling treatment to reduce the brain swelling on the baby. 36hr was up and no brain activity. Father had to shut off life support. Before he did, he took pictures with her, bathing her for the first time, dressing her for the first time, and then he and his family sang her into heaven. It was heartbreaking. He wrote on his blog about the pregnancy and the deaths. Devout Christian man...
Well, some “evil” mean spirited people posted on his blog how she should of just f’ing died, she was a vegetable, etc. He had to turn off the comments section.
38,000 people prayed for her, for him, and his family...all over the world..and then you have cruel people who post comments like that on his blog...
His wife died..sorry for the typo..and it was a semi that slammed into their van..during a snow storm...in which her father was driving, he pulled off the side of the road, to keep from getting hit and well...you know. Just so sad, but the man’s unwavering love of the Lord was amazing.
Oh good! Then it isn't just me noticing it.
and how many other political nominee’s have quit over the years to run for another office/position/Presidency? Obama was a Senator and yet, he ran for almost two years. Tell me, did he serve his constituents better or worse by remaining and not resigning to campaign for President?
I thought February was “Ignore Sarah Palin Month” at all the better fishwraps?
They just can’t help themselves.
I agree with the list, especially the one dealing with rooting out corruption, even within her own party. She sealed her fate with RINO’s, others who have corruption in their closets. I am sure many were scared that if she got to Washington, some dirty laundry would be aired.
So this is what pissant looks like????He he he....
Most people who are pro-Life they can blow off, saying "Well, if you were in that position you would probably do something different than what you say" but they can't say that about her. She has proven she means it.
When she had that baby at the convention, and carried him around on the stage, facing out so everyone could see him plainly, as if to say, "See, here he is, he's a baby, a human being!" I think it was an unforgivable affront.
She and her family prove the lies: it really is a baby; you can have a less-than "perfect" (according to most in our society) baby and still have a life, a career, and success; an individual with a handicap or disability is still a person, still has worth, and is not "better off dead."
She puts the lie to almost everything that has ever been said about abortion, and they can't stand it.
Your other points are valid as well, but I think this is the one that gets them in the gut.
38,000 people prayed for her, for him, and his family...all over the world..and then you have cruel people who post comments like that on his blog...
It’s time to start calling it what it is when we see it. That’s not cruelty, it’s pure evil.
Ok, so where’s Pissant?
>> “For instance - what is Sarahs?” <<
Try “Running for governor against an incumbant from her own party, on her own funds, without other consultants, and without hiring any campaign publicists; winning; and sending the entire CBC to prison within 6 months of her victory.”
Gettin McCain re-elected over a solid conservative candidate and scuttling any chance wed have conservative Chcuk Devore face off against the numbskull Boxer.It's always
It's a well documented fact that DeVore and JD Hayworth didn't need any outside help losing their chances.
Only if A$$ Haoles like you sued her on thousands of fraudulent ethics charges, which she had to defend out of her own pocket, unlikely , since the Attorney General of the Unnited States would be doing that work.
What Sarah did in resigning as governor was a mark of strategic genius, little understood by the small minded.
You need help. Read the ART of WAR by Sun Tzu, Shambhala edition.
Her personal story of carrying to term a Down’s child gives her unquestionable credibility with anti-abortion activists.
Good Lord, as if we’re ALL anti-abortion “activists.” Some of us are not activists, but rather just everyday decent people who KNOW and believe that abortion kills a live human being! Yes, types like Sarah DO have credibility with us — they believe as WE do.
Hey, jerk over at Time — because Sarah brough her baby to term doesn’t give her “credibility.” It just simply shows that she values life, loves her child, and has the courage to do what she knows is right ...not cop out and live selfishly.
5. The liberals also took careful note of #1 and quickly understood the potential of Sarah. Looking at the sabotage from within and without the McCain campaign (reference Going Rogue), the RATs put out the marching orders early.
Is she doing more good now, or when she was governor? Case closed. You, Sir, are an easy mark for a spin doctor. Bob
In Palin’s eyes, the “Lamestream Media,” jealous rivals and good old boy establishment are working tirelessly to undo her.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
This is laying the ground to say that Palin has a screw or two loose.She has a chip on her shoulder, unfit for office...petty minded...LOL.
Time magazine was rebuffed by Palin recently!
She is NOT knuckling under like she should! /S
They are all out to ger her, They asked to interview her last month, and she said” Apologize to me and my friends, and I’ll think about it.”
Time has been cut off from Palin, and now as she has more public presence, they want her to help them sell their rag.
She said no, and now they want to destroy her. It is such a laugh.
Sarah is not playing the usual game with the media. She is holding them accountable for what they have said about her.
Palin Crushes Time Magazine Over their ‘Lies’
Fox Nation ^ | February 12, 2011
From that thread article ( Fox Nation):
Sarah Palin’s recent email to Time Magazine Congressional Correspondent Jay Newton-Small started off congenial enough. The mood soon shifted dramatically when Gov. Palin attacked the magazine over the “total lies” that had been published about her. Included in her email is not only a call for a retraction of the false stories, but a demand for an apology to Fox News’ Sean Hannity and Christina Aguilera who were both included in the story Time ran. The text of the email follows:
“Subject: Great job, MSM!
Jay - pls tell your bosses there at Time Magazine thank you for the invitations to attend the upcoming functions. I’ll sure put a lot of thought into those invitations.
Then, have your editors retract Time’s most recent ridiculous lies about me supposedly giving Sean Hannity a radio interview wherein I supposedly talked about Christina Aguilera (that I slammed her for her Nat’l Anthem mistake, and called for her deportation, etc). You guys were fooled into running a fake story that even US Weekly pulled and apologized for their blunder. Total lies - and you guys (once again) even put quotation marks around things I have never uttered. Then, Time needs to run an apology to Christina along with the retraction. (Add Hannity in your apology, too...those good folks don’t deserve to be in a caustic, untrue story about me.) Thanks much - keep up the great work, Time Magazine.”
( from Sarah Palin)
Time is so pished that Sarah Palin punked them:” What goes around Comes Around.”
The whole MSM knows about it. Sarah in not in the least cowed by them. It drives them bonkers because Sarah Palin SELLS magazines and papers...more hit pieces to come.
You forgot to mention that she is very beautiful and very intelligent.
in all fairness, this dillhole couldnt bring himself to write "pro-life" or "anti-death" so the agenda was a no brainer from the gitgo...
The Ultimate ‘12 GOP Presidential Dream Team: Herman Cain/Sarah Palin or Sarah Palin/Herman Cain
The republican field does look pretty lame. I like Romney for the simple reason that we need a business minded person in the WH, but the guy also has a very weak streak.
I think he can beat Obama, but anything can happen in the primaries.
Palin, should hold off announcing candidacy until the others have played out...
The field will offer an excellent debate, that I look forward to. I would like to see Newt and Trump in there to shape the debate.
They don’t have to rail on each other, just go after Obama, then unite....
Sarah has a good chance of winning over the hearts and minds of the people.
Anyone, who second guesses or under estimates her will be in for a surprise.
REagan was extremely sharp at the time he ran against Ford. He was still the first four years of his presidency.
Palin, has solid conservative priniciples....
Debating Obama she will not come across as racist as the ultra white Romney and others will.
But, I see the economy languishing badly... oil prices going up... and we’re in store for a Carter moment somewhere in the world... as we know this president hasn’t the courage to send troups in when they’re needed.
A smart operator will seize American assets... and squeeze...
It might even be Iran again...
She doesn’t view a baby as a “punishment”.
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