Skip to comments.A brand-new Sarah Palin headache
Posted on 05/15/2012 12:35:35 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
Thats when Palin came through with a surprise endorsement of the third candidate in the race, Deb Fischer, whose personal story is the most naturally appealing to the Tea Party crowd. The 61-year-old didnt enter politics until 2004, when she won a seat in the state Senate, and on the campaign trail plays up her work as a rancher. She doesnt ooze the same ambition as her opponents, and of the three candidates shes the most likely to be immune to Potomac Fever.
The Palin announcement offered a huge jolt of momentum to Fischers effort, and was followed a day later by an endorsement from 1st District Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. Then, over the weekend, came one more surprise: a last-minute $200,000 ad buy from a super PAC that has decided to promote Fischer, and savage Bruning. (The super PAC is run by Ameritrade founder Pete Rickets, whose son, Pete, defeated Stenberg in the 2006 GOP Senate primary.)
of course, it could be that she does turn out to be the next Angle, and that it still doesnt matter, given Nebraskas partisan bent. (Its doubtful that a Stenberg win would do much to help Kerrey, since hes a more established figure and has been able to win before.)
The bigger consequence of a Fischer win, though, would be to reinforce the message that was sent to Republican senators by last weeks Indiana Senate primary, when Dick Lugar was trounced by his Tea Party-aligned challenger. As I wrote yesterday, the Tea Party movement really isnt about making the GOP a more conservative party; its about making what is already a conservative party more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats. A surprise victory by Sarah Palins candidate today would help that cause.
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I vote for obstinate!
As if someone writing for Salon has a clue. In any event, I'd be happy with these results...
—its about making what is already a conservative party more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats.—
IOW, help make our form of government more “conservative”, in a sort of “back to the constitution” sort of way.
I think that would be a good thing.
These kind of writers are utter morons, they should retire soon.............
I R Obstinate!
If anyone at Salon ever came into hard contact with a clue it would be worthy of a blue siren headline on Drudge!
That's true only if you define being "conservative" as saying you're conservative and then signing your name onto liberal legislation. Yes, the Tea Party is about actually being conservative, not just paying lip service to it.
Why shouldn't we want to be "hostile to Democrats" because they are certainly hostile to the Tea Party as is this know-it-all Salon creator. He obviously thinks that he is smarter than the rest of us.
And THAT is why they are afraid.
Geez... was that guy even old enough to vote in the 2008 election cycle?
I have gym socks older than him. And he is a political “analyst”????
Steve Kornacki, news editor for Salon, has come out as a gay man, in an article written for the site in which he explains the hows and the whys, as well as the why nots, of his coming to terms with being gay.
So you prefer Loud, Looney and Losers? There is only one Tea Party candidate who has won a state-wide vote, Senator Paul. This is not a conservative electorate. AT BEST 30% are really conservative no matter what they tell pollsters. This is why Democrats are elected in huge numbers.
‘....it’s about making an already conservative party...’
Ditched his own credibility right there. But it looks as though he’s half-ass attempting to stumble onto the truth.
Seeing the number of Democrats who left the party AFTER Clinton to become Republicans, I see nothing left in the Rats nest worthy of negotiation or support.
The party of Pelosi, Obama, Jackson-Lee, and Kennedy is a corrupt socialist coven.
The modern Democrat party is openly hostile to my party, my politics, my religion, and my nation.
They can go screw themselves while they remain the party of Jim Jones, John Wayne Gacy, et al.
Nah. I'm going all out for "hostile".
Unlike the Democrats, who are so pliable and friendly to Republicans.
Doesn’t sound like a problem to me. For the Leftist Pubbies and Dems, yes.
I realized that from the photo you posted above. You just confirmed it for me with this note.