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Why Sarah Palin actually matters again: Gov. is the smiley face of white backlash (Joan Walsh alert)
Salon ^ | June 17, 2013 | Joan Walsh

Posted on 06/17/2013 3:22:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin is back! Not only did she get another Fox News contract, she was the star of Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Conference this past weekend for her slashing attacks not only on President Obama and Democrats but on Republican sellouts (and 2016 hopefuls) like Jeb Bush. Watching Palin gleefully take on Bush, who made a dumb comment about needing immigration reform because immigrants are “more fertile” than native-born Americans, I realized that Palin’s star really is rising again, at a time of heightened racial insecurity on the white far-right. They need a hero, and here she is again.

I stopped paying much attention to Palin around the time she self-destructed by trying to make herself the victim after the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the shooting of 18 other people in Tucson, Ariz., in January 2011. After that, not only my attention but others’ seemed to drift away. She declared that she wouldn’t run for president, surprising no one, her spots on Fox News became less frequent (to her loud complaints) and, ultimately, the right-wing network didn’t renew her contract (though it was stated as her choice; she was going on to better things). I thought maybe Palin didn’t matter anymore.

But she continued to be the big crowd-pleaser at conservative gatherings from CPAC to the NRA convention, where she mocked Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun politics by slugging a Big Gulp, taking on the whole elite, effete nanny state her admirers imagine threatens them. Still, it was her attack on Bush this weekend that made me realize the extent to which she could become the face of the white nativist backlash, which is a dangerous development for the GOP, and the country, but a cushy, natural perch for Palin....


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We "imagine" they threaten us, Joan? Read a newspaper the last five years, honey?
1 posted on 06/17/2013 3:22:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t think of a leftist writer who’s mewlings are worth wasting a moment on. This nobody certainly isn’t.


2 posted on 06/17/2013 3:25:17 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

She’s the editor! [chortle]


3 posted on 06/17/2013 3:25:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s GREEN with ENVY.


4 posted on 06/17/2013 3:27:00 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joan Walsh is about as relevant as the poop I made this morning..Is Joan Walsh some kind of Hepatitis, Ive never heard of her


5 posted on 06/17/2013 3:29:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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A what? A 'white nativist'.... ~ well, of course, if the Black nativists aren't going to speak up about the Latino invasion, guess it's up to the Whites.

BTW, when it comes to having a country, it' good to be a nativist ~ otherwise you are a pitiful helpless destitute wandering stateless refugee~!

6 posted on 06/17/2013 3:29:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...white nativist backlash”

Isn’t this a racist comment?

This is not an argument against Palin or the tea party, it is an attempt to demonize those that do not agree with the left. If the left keeps this up, perhaps someday they will get their wish. I hope not since it will not be pretty.


7 posted on 06/17/2013 3:31:38 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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Joan Walsh, the smiley face on the white far-left:


8 posted on 06/17/2013 3:35:04 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I didn’t read it here, I’d never know what Salon has to say about anything.


9 posted on 06/17/2013 3:35:40 PM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin tried to make herself the victim after Giffords’ shooting? That’s rich. Every liberal journalist/writer/blogger was screaming about Palin’s “target” list.


10 posted on 06/17/2013 3:37:18 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just by skimming over this article, Joanie’s comes off as a condescending holier-than-thou closet racist herself. Typical liberal projectionism.


11 posted on 06/17/2013 3:37:34 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The leftist tyrants like making things about race


12 posted on 06/17/2013 3:40:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left is really afraid of the emergence of an articulate and charismatic cheerleader for the Right, who isn’t afraid to voice the truths that the Republican Establishment is afraid to voice.


13 posted on 06/17/2013 3:42:13 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Hold the pig steady)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who is joan walsh, and who gives a damn?
Just another washed up PMSMSNBC/Salon prog/lib/whore.


14 posted on 06/17/2013 3:45:35 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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How many times has the Left said she has become irrelevant?


15 posted on 06/17/2013 3:47:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lefties/Communists have such primitive brains that they can only think of other human beings as members of offending tribes.


16 posted on 06/17/2013 3:52:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (People with religious faith in government are far crazier than people with religious faith in God.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Let’s see what Ms. Walsh had to say about Palin after Giffords’ shooting:

“Sadly, to my knowledge, no conservative leader has yet called for dialing back the rage on the right in the wake of the Giffords shooting. Sarah Palin sent condolences to Giffords’ family, but said nothing about her unconscionable SarahPAC map putting 20 House members, including Giffords, in actual crosshairs for supporting healthcare reform, or her infamous Tweet telling conservatives ‘don’t retreat, reload.’ “

http://www.salon.com/2011/01/09/stop_the_rhetoric_of_violence/


17 posted on 06/17/2013 3:54:23 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Irrelevance - she’s doin’ it wrong.


18 posted on 06/17/2013 3:55:58 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joan Walsh is a classic case of projection. She views everything in racial terms so she assumes that everyone else does too. Walsh also takes a maternal approach to black Americans who she feels need her help. In a way it’s demeaning, but in her warped mind it’s the moral thing and anyone who takes a different position is immoral and racist.


19 posted on 06/17/2013 4:08:49 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals are always complaining about white racists in the Republican party. Sure there may be some, but let’s be honest — there’s a higher percentage of anti-white racists in the Democrat Party. Democrats continue to support discriminatory anti-white Affirmative Action and minority contract laws and seem prepared to do so into infinity. Democrat anti-white racism is becoming more mainstream on news outlets like MSNBC. And perhaps most troubling is that we’re seeing an increase of anti-white attacks in the street from people who very likely support Obama.

Liberal hacks like Joan Walsh don’t mention the above in their screeds against racism, though, because in their warped minds all of the above is justified or cannot be discussed in polite Liberal company.


20 posted on 06/17/2013 4:18:00 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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