Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Gets Subversive
Posted on 11/18/2011 3:45:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
None of us can pretend to know what motivates Sarah Palin to do what she does. Sure, theres money. And attention. And more money and attention. But todays Palin op-ed goes in a different direction. Palin moves away from the pure cultural populism that has defined her since her run for the vice presidency and back toward the reformist populism that characterized her time as governor of Alaska. She turns her resentment away from cultural elites and focuses it on political elites of both parties, arguing sensibly! that being elected to Congress admits one to a veritable merry-go-round of special interest wealth and influence-peddling. She proposes reforms and even gives a shout-out to both the tea party and Occupy Wall Street movements:
No more sweetheart land deals with campaign contributors. No gifts of IPO shares. No trading of stocks related to committee assignments. No earmarks where the congressman receives a direct benefit. No accepting campaign contributions while Congress is in session. No lobbyists as family members, and no transitioning into a lobbying career after leaving office. No more revolving door, ever.
This call for real reform must transcend political parties. The grass-roots movements of the right and the left should embrace this. The tea partys mission has always been opposition to waste and crony capitalism, and the Occupy protesters must realize that Washington politicians have been Occupying Wall Street long before anyone pitched a tent in Zuccotti Park."
Whats surprising about this: Palin really is going it alone here. Among the major Republican presidential candidates and party establishment, and even tea party activists, this type of economic and good government populism barely exists....
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
You ain’t dreaming. Wait for it...
A new show?
A new effort to jerk around supporters?
Tell us, do, what she's reconsidering!
If I send money will she tell me?
The author of the article is crazy when he says TEA Party and real conservatives don’t already agree with those ideas. She is not going out on a limb with those statements unless your a member of the established elite.
“Whats surprising about this: Palin really is going it alone here. Among the major Republican presidential candidates and party establishment, and even tea party activists, this type of economic and good government populism barely exists....”
Writer don’t know her too well, do he?
It took you almost three minutes? Were you outside or in another room?
S! HAS been keeping a low profile lately.
The writer is pining for Huey Long. Sad.
I just wish I could vote for her.
“Does anyone else sense that she might be reconsidering? Or am I just day dreaming?”
Sarah said she would not see the “GOP” nomination. By saying it the way she did shemay be going TEA Party for POTUS.
If Mitt gets the nod, I wouldn’t doubt it. And And if there is no conservative running, some of us will need someone to vote for.
if it were her vs. obama or a ham sandwich vs. obama, i know you’d be able to vote against obama.
She is right, of course.
And one reason why I think she is the only person fit for the job is that she proved it when she ran for Governor of Alaska. She defeated the Republican Corrupt Bastards Club as well as the Corrupt Democrats, and she put her words into practice when she got in.
She was one of the very few politicians I have seen in my lifetime who not only cut back on spending at her level, but turned back Federal pork as well. How many state level politicians have done that? Even so-called conservative politicians?
It’s an excellent call to arms. I don’t see her “reconsidering” but I do see her affecting the debate in deep and meaningful ways.
She is going to have huge influence in the affairs of this country.
Look at how the term “crony capitalism” is now a staple of the debate.
Even the liberal media is using it... without attribution, of course, but so what.
No, I just had a fire in my belly.
I took a Tums, it went away.
Is this a part of her “Unconventional” campaign....I think so....she was lit last night on Hannity....you could see it in her eyes.....
Screw him, Sarah has consistently been a crusader requiring honesty in government employees, from the very first. She never left this position.
And she's not running, so Rat shills are gonna have to come up with something else.
A leader that quits and runs away? Yeah, great.
Maybe somebody filed another frivolous lawsuit.
She hates those.
Damn right she is!
I don't care if she is running or not, I just hope she keeps talking.....Nobody else is saying anything like this and it needs to be said and heard over...and over....and over....
WAKE UP AMERICA!
I know. Palin may Nixon her way back.
This might sound odd. But some gray hair and a few wrinkles 4 to 20 years from now would really help her look like a statesman and Presidential. She will always be a pretty lady. but too many people made too much about her appearance and it was so counter productive by no fault of her own.
There are Few people out there who can stick it to the Corrupt Technocrats that have plagued this country for so long, that is why my heart breaks every time I think about what Sarah would do with the Key Stone Pipeline.
But then It hits me that the Neo-Whigs would work against her just as hard as the Democrats would.
So, if the Not-so-GOP decides to Nominate Someone who is a Statist himself. Than I am Sure we haven't seen the last of Her.
Go Sarah, Go, and to Hell with the OWS Tools, the Libs and the Neo-Whigs.
That person has serious mental problems, he only comes here to post his idiocy then leaves
You can, many here will write her in regardless of who is on the ballot. This will likey be the last Presidential election I will see, so I will vote my conscience. Besides where I live it won't matter, but it will do me some personal good. ")
No I dont think she is reconsidering. I think she had alot of personal reason for not running. Her other two daughters are approaching those all important teen years and taking care of a special needs child has challenges all it own. Reprising her 2010 role is a good thing for her to do. I have read a couple of Forbes articles on Sarah Palin and as usual the first couple sentences to so filled with metrosexuality that its difficult to get past that. At some point the Einsteins at Forbes need to admit that Sarah Palin has been 100% correct in everything she’s ever said about Obama and his administration while the so-called “smart” people even the conservative “smart” people were wrong.
Sarah may be priming her entry as Newt’s VP.
Now you made me think of that picture of Katherine Harris on the horse a few years ago that a lot of dudes here were drooling over.
Yeah, running away.
Well now you know the fire in your belly wasn’t patriotism because that never goes away.
Many of us thought she was going to run, and we were surprised when she didn’t. It could be that she figured out that the RINOS were not going to accept her or any other conservative, and if she ran and unfairly lost in the republican primary, it would pretty much exclude her running on a third party.
People always say that a third party is just a spoiler, and that Perot handed Clinton a win. If Perot hadn’t lost it at the end and gotten out and then back in, IMHO he would likely have won.
In a situation where you have Obama on the left and Obama “lite” on the right, she may very well pull it off.
I don’t like Trump that much, but he has a lot of money.He also knows business... A Palin/Trump ticket could kick A$$.
even in the TV age.. Eisenhower, Johnson, Nixon and Clinton ect were not exactly all that blessed in the looks dept.
Are you saying Sarah came up with the term, "crony capitalism"?
Of course not. But it wasn’t in common use. SP put it into common use, just by the way she used it.
It sure seems to have gone away from Mama Fizzly.
Everybody here is worrying who would be POTUS in Jan 2013, the global economy may not survive beyond summer of 2012. Problem is EU banking system is facing liquidity problems as losses mount from sovereign default. US banks will get dragged down with them because of their leveraged exposure. Fed will keep printing or accept a stock market meltdown. Guns, food, water, gold and even a getaway plan should be on hand for what is to come. If Black Swan event occurs and people dump paper currencies for hard assets, hyperinflation no matter what currency you own because the central banks of the world printed too much. Read what happen in Mexico and Argentina when the gov closed the banks and reset the currency. Financial storm clouds are what we are heading into, and it is already too late for the middle class no matter who is POTUS.
That depends on your frame of reference.
Whether she ultimately acts subversively, depends upon the actions of the Republican Establishment. If they force a Romney nomination. She will be a subversive. Along with a lot of us.
Both parties are forewarned, the Tea Party is the essence of the US. It is not a political party, but it might destroy 2 of them.
When I think of Sarah Palin.... I imagine an ill equipped hunter trapped in an alder thicket being rushed by a bull moose. Click, click, click, (weapons malfunction.) Yeah, I’m smiling THAT much.
Conviction: spelled; S-A-R-A-H P-A-L-I-N.
Miss ya’ Sarah.
Not to sound alarmist, but I don’t actually think we are going to have an election come Nov. 2012....
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I don’t think she’s reconsidering for this election, but I think she wants to get back into the political mainstream and will probably run for office in her new state or possibly for legislative office. That might position her for a future run.
Draft Sarah, massive write in movement is afoot.