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The Palinization of the GOP (Barf)
Washington Post ^ | 11/18/2011 | Kathleen Parker

Posted on 11/19/2011 1:55:17 PM PST by Qbert

The headline on Democratic strategist Paul Begala’s recent Newsweek essay dodged subtlety: “The Stupid Party.”

“Republicans used to admire intelligence. But now they’re dumbing themselves down,” was the subhead.

Democrats couldn’t agree more. And quietly, many Republicans share the sentiment. They just can’t seem to stop themselves.

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Scientific skepticism, the engine that propels intellectual inquiry, has morphed into skepticism of science fueled by religious certitude. In this strange world, it is heresy to express concern about, for example, climate change — or even to suggest that human behavior may be a contributing factor. Jon Huntsman committed blasphemy when he told ABC’s Jake Tapper that he trusts scientists on global warming.

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Nevertheless, the Republican base requires that candidates tack away from science toward the theistic position — only God controls climate. More to the point, Rush Limbaugh says that climate change is a hoax and so it must be. Huntsman may as well be a Democrat.

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Despite his difficulties, Cain is still polling in the top tier, just behind Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Even so, there are signs that the GOP is recognizing its weaknesses and is ready to play smarter. To wit: The sudden surge of Gingrich, who, whatever his flaws and despite the weight of his considerable baggage, is no intellectual slouch. Whether he can pull off a victory in Iowa remains to be seen, but a populist professor — a bombastic smarty-pants Republicans can call their own — may be just the ticket.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; kathleenparker; parker4obama; parker4romney; parkervsamerica; parkervsgop; pseudocons; romney; romneyoperative; saboteurromney
Alternate Headline: "Kathleen Parker: A woman who likes to pretend that's she's really smart... but who, in reality, very likely had an average SAT score at best, thinks Conservatives are dummies..."
1 posted on 11/19/2011 1:55:19 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

She still pretending to be a conservative?

lol


2 posted on 11/19/2011 2:00:58 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Qbert

Dear Kathleen Parker, weather expert:

Please explain to me what a dry adiabatic process is.

And what do they mean by jet stream vorticity?

And what is a skew T / log P graph?

Since you and all your pundit and journalist friends are such experts in weather science, I am sure you can explain all that to us theistic morons.


3 posted on 11/19/2011 2:03:52 PM PST by oldbill
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Did You Know?

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4 posted on 11/19/2011 2:05:51 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: oldbill

Kathleen Parker - a liberal pretending to be a conservative berating conservatives questioning liberals who pretend to have facts to back their views on global warming.


5 posted on 11/19/2011 2:06:23 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Qbert
Poor Kathleen. She can't help it, if only she could grow a penis, she could let go of this malignant Palin-envy and get a life.
6 posted on 11/19/2011 2:06:51 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: GeronL; Qbert

I think her voting for Obama and “leading the charge” against Governor Palin put that to rest if nothing else would.


7 posted on 11/19/2011 2:11:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They still identify her as a “Republican” on TV when they drag her out to bash the conservatives.


8 posted on 11/19/2011 2:13:52 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Same with Meghan McCain.


9 posted on 11/19/2011 2:16:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lol.

I try hard not to remember her.


10 posted on 11/19/2011 2:18:13 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

“They still identify her as a “Republican” on TV when they drag her out to bash the conservatives.”

Yep- the “southern, religious Republican” who just happens to always bash southern, religious Republicans.


11 posted on 11/19/2011 2:19:07 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
Democrats are so transparent.

Whatever they say....just go the opposite for the truth.

12 posted on 11/19/2011 2:20:38 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Qbert
Democrats NEVER admire intelligence.

When people get smart, usually they stop voting for Democrats!

13 posted on 11/19/2011 2:21:54 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Qbert

Okay, looking at the field as it is right now, the Palinization of the GOP sounds like an excellent idea. And is sounding better by the minute.


14 posted on 11/19/2011 2:23:15 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Qbert

The people who deny that a baby is alive in the woumb are calling us “skeptical of science”??


15 posted on 11/19/2011 2:23:32 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Not so fast, my friend. Ever heard of Andrew Sullivan?


16 posted on 11/19/2011 2:23:52 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Qbert

Loser from CNN says what?


17 posted on 11/19/2011 2:30:29 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: oldbill

You don’t have to be a weatherman

To know which way the wind blows

Dylan


18 posted on 11/19/2011 2:32:57 PM PST by KDD (When the government boot is on your neck, it matters not whether it is the right boot or the left.)
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To: Qbert
Very funny. I particularly like the picture of Hendrik Hertzberg in the "wiki" profile. Yes Kathleen is probably quite average. Just for grins,

smart and not so smart

Kathleen probably made an average score. Obama, remains a complete unknown, like a rolling stone.....Haha. But I have my own assessment which is not kind.

19 posted on 11/19/2011 2:34:01 PM PST by Kay Syrah
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To: Qbert
Kathleen thinks Obama is brilliant.

That's all I need to know about Kathleen's insight into intelligence...

20 posted on 11/19/2011 2:36:20 PM PST by DB
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To: Qbert

Is she still fixated on Sarah Palin? Severe PDS. And to think I once admired her work.


21 posted on 11/19/2011 2:36:40 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: Qbert

Hey, Kathleen. I’m changing the clutch in my pickup this weekend. Since you’re so smart, why don’t you come over and do it for me since I’m a mere High School dumbass.

I’ll even give you $100.


22 posted on 11/19/2011 2:37:31 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Kay Syrah

“...Janeane Garofalo - Janeane Garofalo’s SAT score is listed at 950”

LOL- Well, that explains a lot!


23 posted on 11/19/2011 2:43:23 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: RichInOC

24 posted on 11/19/2011 2:48:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Qbert

Kathleen Parker is a bitter old hag who became a useful idiot a longgggggggggggg time ago


25 posted on 11/19/2011 3:08:43 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Qbert
Guess Little Miss Kathleen's readership numbers must be tanking.

A little hatin' on The Sarah should do the trick for Parker.

What a phony hack.

26 posted on 11/19/2011 3:20:54 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Qbert

Parker is a very mean and bitter woman. She really needs to lighten up. Try a little Prozac or something.


27 posted on 11/19/2011 3:28:16 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"Parker is a very mean and bitter woman."

...stemming from the fact that she is boringly average in talent, appearance and intelligence which kept her from making it to FOX.

28 posted on 11/19/2011 3:38:56 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Qbert

I thought the republicans were the party of the rich? I am confused are we rich or stupid? because we can’t be both, because if we were stupid we wouldn’t be rich.


29 posted on 11/19/2011 3:50:28 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: Qbert

ANY column written by this PRETENDER witch is worth SQUAT. Don’t waste time reading it. You’ll only risk a stroke or coronary, and she is HARDLY worth it.


30 posted on 11/19/2011 3:53:23 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: Qbert
Kathleen...you are an elitist, smarty pants bitch.

Your condescension -- and your ignorance -- know no bounds.

May you find comfort in the rubble of your superiority.

31 posted on 11/19/2011 3:54:47 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Qbert

PS — if she thinks Newt may be acceptable, I’m definitely OUT.


32 posted on 11/19/2011 3:55:17 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: Qbert

Me not understand, get angry, cling to fiery boomstick and primitive sky god.


33 posted on 11/19/2011 4:20:18 PM PST by Argus
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To: Qbert
Ms. Parker contributed to the election of Obama.

Ms. Parker is projecting.


Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"


"Kathleen Parker: After Interviews, Palin Should Bow Out"


Kathleen Parker: "Romney would bring more than squeaky clean qualifications
and youthful good looks to the ticket.
Romney would seem a logical choice."


"Parker: Romney raised bar on freedoms"
Kathleen Parker: "If Kennedy's speech was an important landmark in American political history,
Romney's was surpassing. With heartfelt humility and poetic eloquence,
he tracked the nation's struggle with and for freedom."


Staggering bigotry of Kathleen Parker - UPDATED"


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



34 posted on 11/19/2011 4:29:14 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

Kathleen would buy a used car from that man ~ more than once too!


35 posted on 11/19/2011 4:58:27 PM PST by muawiyah
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36 posted on 11/19/2011 5:05:15 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Qbert
Ms. Parker...you even get the opposing position wrong. They believe man CAUSES climate change.
37 posted on 11/19/2011 5:25:46 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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