Skip to comments.Palin: Already Almost Forgotten (Double bag alert)
Posted on 10/06/2011 8:46:17 AM PDT by Qbert
- I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets
- From Sarah Palins statement announcing her decision not to run for president.
Um, probably not. Sarah Palins political voice had dwindled well before she announced her decision not to run. Now it will sink altogether into inaudibility. She will be no kind of force in future national discussions. She will have no sway over party debates. She will retain some starpower for a little while longer. She may for another cycle or two be able to help certain candidates for certain political offices raise some money. Even that will fade within two more years or four. Her political career was brief, bizarre, and sordid. But now at least it is definitively finished.
Palin will never become a party elder stateswoman. Over the past three years, it became apparent to all but a handful of cultists that her only interests were money and celebrity. She had no concept of public service, and no capacity to serve even if she had wished to do so. Soon even those last cultists will quietly abandon the argument. We talk often these days about makers and takers. Sarah Palin was the ultimate taker. She abandoned her post as governor of Alaska to cash in on lectures and TV. She squeezed her supporters for political donations and spent the money on herself. To adapt an old phrase, she seen her opportunities and she took em.
In the end, she exploited, abused, or embarrassed almost everyone who had believed in her. Most embarrassing of all: she was never even a very good con artist. Everything that was false and petty and unqualified in her was visible within the first minutes of encountering her. The people she fooled were people who passionately wished to be fooled. To that extent, what was important in her story was not the faults and failings of Sarah Palin. There have always been grifters in politics. What was important in her story was the revelation of conservatisms lack of antibodies against somebody with the faults and failings of Sarah Palin. Thats the story that should trouble us still.
So says the disgraced Pseudocon on a blog that almost nobody reads...
Palin can influence more people in 5 minutes with a face book post then Frum can no matter how many years he writes for the Junk Media.
gawd what a tough crowd.
Whose’s endorsement does Frum think will matter most in the GOP Primary? His or Sarah Palin’s?
Hysterical, coming from someone who's long been forgotten and irrelevant.
Frum, hate to break it to you (not) ... Governor Palin will determine the GOP candidate by whomever she endorses.
Their hate is palpable.
Frum rhymes with scum.
Frum is not even a RINO, he’s a liberal.
“At least her name is in the minds of more people than is yours, Frum. Perhaps there is a bit of jealousy there, eh Frum?”
I haven’t counted Palin out. I won’t be surprised if all of a sudden she is running for Senator. And if Cain gets elected, I can see her as an appointee. If she had a law degree I’d make her Attorney General and watch the rats run.
It's my turn next John, right?
A few thoughts...
1. Game off.
2. I guess our Sarahs eluctable after all
3. Something about Sun Tzu
4. Is our Sarah still living in their heads rent free 24/7 driving them crazy while she does it her way, or are they chrarging her rent while she does not drive them crazy and does not do it her way?
5. Is our Sarah still playing pan-dimensional chess while all others are playing checkers and soiling their diapers at the thought of her running?
6. Did I mention Sun Tzu?
“Palin: Already Almost Forgotten (Double bag alert)”
“First time I have ever seen “Palin” and “double bag” in the same sentence.
This could have been written by some Freepers...not much difference from some of the responses I see on this forum.
I’m somewhat agreeable to Frum’s position.
We should put Gov. Palin aside ^^as a POTUS Candidate^^ but, reality says we need to listen to her public statements regarding support, debate analysis, etc.
Let’s see who she decides to “get behind” (that one is for you Laz!). She has indicated that her role includes (for lack of a better term) “king maker”.
Let’s see what develops.
Frum is an idiot who belongs in the Democratic party..
But I agree with one part of what he said... she took her supporters all the way into October and then just dropped it like our support didn’t matter.
Sad thing is, Frum is neither man enough nor conservative enough to admit he’s wrong when Palin starts influencing outcomes of elections again.
And if Palin’s political voice dwindles another 50 or 60 per cent or so, she’ll be like, on par with the likes of David Frum!
“I havent counted Palin out. I wont be surprised if all of a sudden she is running for Senator.”
Are you predicting she won’t be able to influence elections?
Dream on boy. Sarah can and will be doing more damage to the leftist’s causes then if she were in the WH.
She has too many qualities that all sane American citizens love and want back in their lives.
Palin can influence more people in 5 minutes
My question is pretty straightforwrd. Do you think that will continue to be the case now that she is officially out of the race for 2012. It is at least (I think) a useful question to ponder. Was her influence to the world at large based on the likelihood of her entering the race (fire in the belly, I know I could win), and will that influence and interest wane now.
I don’t know.
Dave, if this was it, if last night ended all that Sarah Palin ever has done or ever will do for conservatism, if I have to put that up against everything you have done or will ever do for conservatism and pass verdict on who’s done more and better for the movement...that’s a no-brainer. It’s not you.
You stay classy, Dave.
I’ve never heard of this clown Frum. What is he, spokesman for the Metrosexual wing of the GOP?
I’d have to consult Sun Tzu...
Wonder if she'll still pursue lawsuit vs. McGinnis and his publisher?
One person in the White House is not going to correct 40 to 50 years of creeping liberalism. This country needs a ground up transformation. The organizing 4 efforts now should, for the most part, have an infrastructure in place to begin to effect (or is it affect?) elections at the local and state level.
That is where our Republic is going to be saved. Not from the Washington top down.
I am sure there are alot here who will agree with him, sadly.
She’s not done by a long shot.
“...I agree with one part of what he said... she took her supporters all the way into October and then just dropped it like our support didnt matter.”
I seriously doubt this will be end of her political career. (Remember Reagan supporters after ‘68 and ‘76?)
To any idiot who thinks Palin’s influence is nil, consider such scenarios as this:
She comes out and flatly states Romney is wrong for the country and would portend disaster, and will do everything in her power to prevent his nomination.
She comes out and flatly states Perry is wrong for the country and should not be elected under any circumstances, and will do everything in her power to prevent his nomination.
She comes out and flatly states Cain is wrong for the country and lacks experience, and will do everything in her power to prevent his nomination.
Although endorsements don’t really mean much (especially to free-thinking conservatives), I would contend that she still has the power to deep-six any candidate she chooses. Not that I’m remotely expecting these scenarios. But Frum is a total idiot. Besides also being a worthless POS.
Does David Frum’s life-partner know he’s playing on the Internet today?
That’s fine and good. And if you’re a liberal you will take the Jon Stewart-like tactic of using sarcasm to hide from taking a sincere stand.
I’m not accusing of being a liberal, though I can’t know for sure. But what I say here about hiding from sincerity will separate a true conservative from a liberal.
"Thine enemy's enemy..."
Okay, you’ve been civil, I’ll be civil. I doubt if she’ll have a large influence, but I sure wouldn’t bet on being correct. Who’s to know?
Largely agree as to her diminished stature, but come on, Frum. I don’t know her motivations and couldn’t care less. You shouldn’t either. You sound like one of those people hell hath no fury like.
yeah, just like Reagan faded.
Copying and pasting your stupid posts from yesterday I see.
Obviously the PDS a$$hats that contaminate FR have helped this lib whack-job write his slop.
Frum obviously hasn’t forgotten her since he’s writing another column about her. His disproves his own thesis....more PDS combined with wishful thinking.
The big frummy said, “There have always been grifters in politics”
The biggest grifter is currently President of the US.
Mrs Palin was merely considering a run.
Oh, wait, did he mean Palin, and not Obama, was one of those grifters???
Boy! I sure can’t fool you. Hey, am I livin’ in your head 24/7 rent free?
Remember, all warfare is based on deception! Ahh so.
If the political power she had in 2010 proves to be intact over the next few months, your post #13 is going to look silly.
You really want to try and argue Frum’s endorsement would mean more then Palin’s in the GOP Primary or the General Election?
Well, Frum is a complete idiot and of course Sarah will continue having some influence in the party. Her endorsements will matter in a lot of races and I saw that the remaining candidates are calling her already. Saying that, Palin teased this "will I or won't I run" campaign out way, way too long. Now that she has shocked her supporters and declined to run, I think many of them are going to be feel burned and used for a long time to come. Her approach to this whole thing was not very good, she should have made her intentions more clear to her followers a long time ago and avoided this whole nasty episode.
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