Skip to comments.Coulter: Palin's fans are a liability, she has become 'the Obama of the tea party'
Posted on 09/06/2011 7:56:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Its been three years since former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made her splash onto the national stage as Sen. John McCains running mate in the 2008 presidential election. And since then she has acquired a very loyal following. But is that helping or hurting her?
On Tuesdays The OReilly Factor, conservative columnist and author of Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America, Ann Coulter expressed her concern over the Palin phenomenon. She was asked by substitute host Laura Ingraham if Palin can maintain her status as a tea party favorite by stringing people along about her potential 2012 candidacy.
Maybe not, Coulter said. Newt Gingrich carried it on for 15 years and I kind of think that might be what were getting here, largely because of the polls. I mean, you just showed the Fox News poll, Gallup took a poll, I dont know five, six months ago, showing that not quite as high as 74 percent, but 65 percent said they would never definitely, positively, ever vote for Sarah Palin I might add, that oh, its the medias fault and they attacked her and saw her as a threat, all of which I believe is true.
Coulter pointed out that conservatives are reluctant to criticize Palin for fear of a backlash and spoke about her own experiences.
Most Americans dont want Sarah Palin for president, Coulter continued. But shes become sort of the Obama of the tea party. Shes just the one to a certain segment of right-wingers and the tiniest criticism of her, I think many of your viewers may not know this no conservative on TV will criticize Palin because they dont want to deal with the hate mail. You say her voice is a few octaves too high or perhaps Michele Bachmans speaking voice is more modulated and you will be inundated with enraged emails.
But Coulter said that the loyal following Palin has could be a liability in the long run.
No, I agree and I think shes terrific at what she does, but I tend to agree with you, Coulter said. I got sick of it with Newt Gingrich too, fish or cut bait because you are ginning up this group of Americans who will not even consider anyone else. You know, we used to all love Sarah Palin conservatives like me for her enemies. Im starting to dislike her because of her fans
I think shes bright, but her good points do not seem to be in the direction of running for president. I sort of wish just like Newt Gingrich, just run so we can get this over with.
We're sick of you too, Ann.
Gee ... I used to like Ann a few months ago.
I think Ann is the liability for the tea party..Annie Annie Annie..just go back to what you do best, fawn over a guy who has said again and again and again that he is NOT running..at least Sarah hasn’t announced her decision yet, Christie has, over and over again and Coulter still harps about him being the bees knees(Too much I Love Lucy for me LOL)..what can you say about a woman who dated Bill Maher..Ann, grow some standards girl
Ann is a typical northeast big city snob.
Like Ann, Love Sarah.
We made fun of the messiah worship when it was applied to president bummer.
The obama of the tea party. whoa, I might have to have a diagram for that...
Ann jumped the shark long ago.
She sounds like Ron Paul in drag.
She’s a lesbian and needs a bulldyke to back.
Ann’s fat-boy adoration has become liability to common sense as has her Pee Dee esS.
At least Sarah has fans, Ann.
You, on the other hand...
They didn’t know what they were worshiping, we do. ;)
"Fish or cut bait"
The problem isn't Palin, because AFAIK while Palin may be posturing in a familiar way, she's never actually said that she was running for President. The problem is a fanbase that's convinced, despite reality, that she actually *is* running. I'd love to be wrong here. But I can't throw my support behind someone who isn't actually running.
Its funny hearing Ann talk about Palin fans being “Worshippers” when its Ann who worships the ground Chris Christie walks on..she talks about him all the time and drools when she says his name
PALIN: You’ve already withstood the wrath and the disdain and the lies from the media and the permanent political class looking down on us, mocking us, making things up about us, telling us to go to hell. You’ve already withstood that. We’re still standing, right? You’re here today, standing strong, committed to restoring all that’s good about America. It’s with a still spine that you are still standing. You’re here today, standing tall because you know what is at stake, and it’s our children’s future that is at stake.
I like Ann & Laura (I’m presently reading both of their books) but I think sometimes people like these two live in a kind of northeastern bubble that disables them from connecting to what real america is believing. OTOH maybe they’re just jealous of her book sales and the fact that she was a man.