Skip to comments.Selling Out Sarah Palin
Posted on 07/27/2012 8:40:26 AM PDT by Bratch
It hadn't been two decades since the feminist movement of the '60s when Walter Mondale announced Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate in 1984. Five years after Britain elected Margaret Thatcher as its first female prime minister, Americans also welcomed the idea of a woman holding a significant position of power.
The late Ferraro was an educated woman. She served her own jurisdiction as district attorney and went on to win a seat in the House of Representatives in 1979. Four years later, Mondale took a chance on her. She made history as the Democrat Party's first female vice presidential nominee.
In their campaign against Reagan/Bush in '84, the Mondale/Ferraro ticket wound up losing in a landslide. Nevertheless, it could be argued that Ferraro's significance in the race carried what energy the ticket had. They won 34 million American votes -- 40% of the popular vote.
Though the results were disappointing, Democrat operatives and talking heads managed to move forward without consistently dragging Ferraro's name through the mud.
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And besides, she’s HAWTT!!
I intend to send a note to the Romney campaign that I was going to send them a significant donation until they stiffed Sarah Palin for a speaking slot at the convention. I will reconsider after the convention, depending on what I hear.
Wowowow. Both have movie star good looks.
Ferraro was a whinger. I remember her first solo appearance as the chosen one.
Back then there were reporters that were real reporters. They started asking real questions, and Geraldine burst out with "Why are you doing this to me? You're supposed to be on my side!"
Ferraro was mob (yes, triple entendre) thinking. Palin thinks normal and tries to do right.
I no longer view Sarah Palin as mainstream Republican; I believe that she’s an outsider and will stay that way. After what she did to some Republican good old boys as Gov., I don’t think that the Republican establishment would want her in their country club.
She’s doing just fine where she is. She can throw her influence at any candidate she wishes and we will listen to her. If there ever is a viable third party, be it electable or influential, it will start with Sarah Palin.
Shes doing just fine where she is. She can throw her influence at any candidate she wishes and we will listen to her. If there ever is a viable third party, be it electable or influential, it will start with Sarah Palin.
This is worth repeating and I could not agree more!
Sarah has stepped off the GOP Plantation and I think we should all follow suite.
Love that picture of Sarah and Todd by they way.
In the Clinton era, Hill and Bill and the democrats battled factual criticism of the administration with their whining pleas to “End the politics of personal destruction”.
Of course, the laughable irony is that the vicious personal attack as the stock in trade of the democrat party.
Their standard campaign is founded on attempts to destroy competition with distortion, slander, lies, and any other means that will work for them.
They are happily aided and abetted by the mainstream media who do much of their dirty work for them.
Today we see that strategy being pursued every day against Mitt Romney.
In 2008 the liberals’ attacks on Sarah were so effective that they pretty much destroyed any chance for her to ever be a viable candidate again.
As a result of their campaign of personal destruction, many people feel they know a lot about Sarah and they do not like what they know.
The problem is that just about everything they know is wrong.
They have been so brainwashed by the media that they do not take the time to actually listen to what she says or educate themselves on her real positions.
These are the same people who consider themselves smart and educated and look down on Sarah and other conservatives, whom they consider ignorant, uneducated and close-minded.
As in all things concerning liberals, they smugly project their own failings and criminality on others and cannot see how arrogant, un-ethical, mean-spirited and ill-informed they themselves really are.
Still amazes me. Here’s the GOP, confronted with an energizing human dynamo that brought out thousands upon thousands at rallies/speeches; more thousands waiting out in sub-freezing temps in lines at book-signings. The kind of energy not seen in the Party since the days of Reagan. The response by the GOP elders? To side with the elite-liberal-media complex in throwing bricks at her, trashing her family, and doing everything imaginable to diminish her power and influence.
Final upshot? For me? After three decades as an unwavering Republican voter, I have lost just about every shred of faith, respect and trust I once had for the GOP.
The masters of the media lies have damaged Palin considerably; she can do a lot more damage on her own (especially with white women - the ones that DON’T take their cues from Saturday Night Live) than she can if portrayed as one of the leading faces of the anti-Barack coalition.
I like Palin, but she’s been “Borked” by the “mainstream”.
Palin has no ill-will towards the Republican Party, she just wants them to remain truly conservative.
But many in the GOP have attacked her viciously. Does she threaten them? Do they want to suck up to the MSM? I don’t know exactly, but it stinks.
Sarah has handled her life well. She still has two young children at home, plus a teen age daughter. Bristol's son too.. So it is easy to see it is not the best time for her to run for President. So many are so quick to look for the worst and imagine weakness of character or resolve. I see it differently. We are fortunate to have her and her voice and her coming future in politics.
God gave us a candidate and we are foolish enough to buy the progressive liberal lies and innuendos regarding her. Sarah has had a busy 3 years, we know about, and I for one bless her and pray God to keep her safe and well.
Hopefully we can vote for her next time.
On Hannity the other night they were discussing Sarah not speaking. One of the guest started to point out that Sarah had already rented a large venue just five minute walk from the convention center...Hammity nearly fell out his seat interupting her and trying to keep the guest quiet....Hannity knows something...
Plus when Sarah was asked about it she poo pood the question and said they will have an announcement shortly.....Well Chris Christy is the keynote speaker...and Sarah has already been vetted, attacked by the MSM and exonerated....have the rest?
Think about it!
Todd, you lucky so and so!
I'd be smiling too.
Dang, she’s looking good.
She is so much more powerful than the PDSers give her credit for, no matter WHAT position she is in. Without her, we wouldn’t have the conservatives in office today that we have. It will take her, or someone like her (possible, but unlikely in this day and age) to get our country back on the right track. I hope and pray (whether she is ever a Pres Nominee again or not) that she will be given the voice to help us straighten this mess that has been destroying our country for the last 8 decades.
This is a little perplexing to Americans who now hear what some members of the GOP are saying about Sarah Palin. Joe Scarborough recently advised the party to avoid “the perils of Palin.” An unnamed Romney adviser claims she “poisoned the well” for women in the GOP. A New Hampshire paid politico and 2008 state Republican Party chairman believes that Palin was the “error of 2008.” This dismayed Tea Party members who believe that the “error of 2008” was Barack Obama.
If all this isn't enough, Karl Rove earlier this year declared that Palin’s endorsement wasn't “worth snot.”
The Grand Old Party is becoming the Lesser of Two Evils Party.
There it is again....attention folk!s....an “I LIKE SARAH BUT is on the thread.
The party grandees and the Romniacs have attacked both her and the “tea party” conservatives viciously from the start.
Back when we were in a tough fight trying to stop Obama’s steamroller, during the first year or so of his administration, it was Palin and the “tea party” who stood up and fought while the party establishment was in disarray and Romney himself no where to be found. I said a hundred times during that period that Romney was AWOL during the fight of the century and therefore had no right to be president. A leader leads, and he was no leader. Palin, on the other hand, even with no official position, leads.
The “tea party” is the GOP rank and file. When the supposed elites and the Romniacs attack the tea party they are attacking the membership of their own party. They want our votes. Its us they don’t like.
I agree with others, that if in the aftermath of this election a new party forms it will be around Palin and a few like-minded people. If Romney loses to O, you will see an uprising among the rank and file that makes the tea party uprising look like a tea party. And if he wins and squanders his chance to roll back Obamism, the party will break.
The GOP are wimps. They do not like being the center of attention and blamed by all the medias. So they desire to be in second position. It takes the heat off and still they have the power, privilege, and often for life positions by which they become multi-millionaires, rich.
I once gave them credit for behaving more Christian and thus kinder, gentler, and more honestly. NO MORE. They are wanting their position for life and do nothing to stand our and get criticized for it.
There is no honor among 98% of them. We expect the liberals to cheat and cheat they do, lie, steal, false voters, etc. They do what they do BECAUSE IT WORKS!!!!! over and over ... it WORKS! God help us.
...Smart and a working mother of five too....Really upsets the liberal meme doesn’t it?
If all this isn't enough, Karl Rove earlier this year declared that Palin's endorsement wasn't "worth snot."
Just as we've seen Obama unmasked with his comments about "you didn't build that," with these comments we see the GOP-E unmasked...
I honestly think that SHE is what it took to wake up many Conservatives to see what the GOP(e) is really all about.
I myself am no longer Republican. I didn’t unregister as one, but I will MAKE SURE that whomever I am voting for is Conservative and will stand their ground, unlike the RINO pundits..
I totally understand (as far as public information is available.. I am sure there is a LOT more involved) with her making the choice to pull out.. She has smarts that many can’t fathom.. and she obviously knew that it wasn’t an uphill battle.. it was climbing up a mile high cliff with no rope.
I have hope that she will work her way in; I have faith in her decisions... I just hope that it won’t be too late :/
The way the Republicans, including that fink Karl Rove, have treated Palin is one of the reasons I say that I am a conservative first and a Republican second. Anytime the GOP conflicts with my conservative values I feel no sense of loyalty to them. Frankly, I hate the RINO’s morwe than I hate the Democrats because the Democrats are at least honest about being anti-conservative.
By not running she removed herself as the lightning rod. She could sit back and be the power broker, regain strenth, reload. Expect her one day to come out with both her and Dude’s guns blaring. He’s become an even more important part of the package and this fall’s reality show will cement that....The film’s in the can! A few posters of those actions shots will do more to convince female voters, then anything Jill Biden could say or do.
Unlike other political couples, Dude’s slow talkin, strong acting, union member, business man will be a strength no other spouse of a politician running for national office can offer.
That is a really good point... I’ve heard that many women are jealous of her..
Maybe he will help get her popularity up with the women.. :)
BTW, there is nothing for women to be jealous about.. each person should be themselves (not try to look like/act like anyone else).. This is a part of what makes her so unique in this day and age. She speaks her mind, and doesn’t care what anyone else thinks (but the majority of people (Conservatives) agree with who and what she is. This personality is what makes good leaders... Up front and honest.
In my view, Sarah was defeated by her OWN party.
It’s largely because of how she was treated by the Republican establishment that I no longer consider myself a Republican. I’m a CONSERVATIVE, not a Republican.
Mitt Romney is a Republican. He never gained the support of Conservatives, but he got the nomination anyway. The Republican establishment made sure of that.
Personally, I no longer believe the Republican party represents my views. The Republicans will lead us to ruin as surely as the Democrats, just a little bit slower.
If Sarah ever runs I hope it’s under the CONSERVATIVE flag. If that means she and her supporters take over the Republican party, that’s OK. If it means she leads a new party that destroys the Republican establishment in the process, that’s GREAT.
Unfortunately, I don’t think either of those things will actually happen unless things get really bad in this country first. Once the vast majority of people can see how badly the established political parties have blown it perhaps the door will be open to restoring the country I love. But we will see social upheaval unlike anything we’ve ever seen before first. Obama’s free “stuff” army is so large that the nation will sink into chaos if their free ride even gets reduced. They’ll burn the cities down if it gets taken away.
The upshot from chaos like this could be a totalitarian dictatorship that restores “order”, or it could be a return to the “land of the free” and the “home of the brave”. It’s not at all clear which side would win.
As for Sarah leading that fight, her awkward withdrawal raises major doubts in my mind about whether she has the stomach for the battle. Unfortunately, I don’t see an alternative leader either. Right now we seem to be an “army” without a General.
Yes, I have to say, there have just been two ‘watershed’ situations that have dictated the course of my political life and political outlook. The first was the advent of Reagan, who brought back a vibrant, full-fledged return of patriotism and common-sense conservatism that was so unbelievably needed at the time, and led me to my longstanding allegiance to the GOP as a voter.
It took almost thirty years for the second watershed situation, and that was the combination of the GOP’s cowardice/backstabbing, when it came to defending Palin when she was under insane levels of assault... from deliberate attempts by political operatives to financially bankrupt her, to driving her out of her office, to her church being torched, to the dragging of her kids through the mud, to being accused of moral complicity in the Tucson mass-murder, and well beyond. The way so many in the GOP not only declined to speak up in her defense, but also joined in with the liberal media ‘wilding’ of her and her family, has managed to totally flush away every bit of allegiance I had towards the Party since the Reagan era. Four years ago, I could never have predicted I’d now harbour such a sick, bleak view of the GOP as I currently do.
Palin is the model for the new GOP to replace the rotted carcase of the present one.
She should have been the GOP nominee, and when she wasn’t she backed Newt, just like I did.
Romney was never her guy and he isn’t mine.
The GOP left me for Romney. Sarah Palin is ABO, and I want the Marxist ousted, so I’m still praying for a miracle in Tampa!
Ain't that the truth! Todd ought to be smiling.
two or more in agreement AMEN.
Keep praying. Lord, hear our prayers.
Hear our prayers Lord, indeed. Sarah just has that so, so rare inspirational quality (Reagan in a skirt). She’s one of the few politicians I’d follow into the depths of hell (a/k/a Obama’s Amerika).
Same here hon.. and I STILL will not back the liberal piece of crap.. (I know it wasn’t a fair elction, no matter what the Romneybots say.. it was already set by the Democraps and GOP(E))..
Likewise, I backed Cain, until they ate his life away with bullcrap lies.. Then, I backed Newt, not as Conserve as I wanted.. but he was the last one I would support that was still on the ticket.
I have learnedd that it is best NOT to make a write in (in Texas), so I will have to vote for someone (so that no one will ‘fill in the blank for me’ when they get my absontee ballot... hmm..). BUT, I will vote all Conserve down ticket.. and SCREW supporting GOP(e)..
man, I never thought something like this would happen in my lifetime.. I think that within the last 4 years.. many people (including myself) are finally seeing what is happening to this once great nation.
I was brought up well by my father (’Nam Vet).. he started ‘informing’ me of what was happening to USA when I was about 7yo (baby-step... I was too young to understand.. but he was giving me a bit of info at a time, if that makes sense).. 35 years later, everything he said (and warned about) is happening :/
This is terrifying!
I hope and pray for all of us, that we will survive. If not, then I welcome Judgment day that much easier.
Take care, my FRiend :)
Look at my comment at 17 an 32....put them together. If Romney doesn’t appoint her as VP he should announce a couple of cabinet posts including Sarah in Energy, a real team approach uniting the “party” Add Newt, Santorum and think what they could do in DC!
BTW... you know that I would vote for her before anyone else, if she was on the ticket.. I think that is a ‘known’ between some of us ;)
Yeah.. didn’t notice him/her until a couple of weeks ago... but it seems common for the past 4 years (concern troll type... not saying he/she is one).. :p
Gonna rename all freeper who use that BUT as “FRolls”
Gotta remind them about paybacks, though...
Palin, on the other hand, even with no official position, leads.
The tea party is the GOP rank and file.