Skip to comments.Has Palin jumped the shark? Some think Palin's redefining political branding (Not negative!)
Posted on 03/25/2014 7:44:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Sportsman Channel's promo for Sarah Palin's new reality television venture features the gun-toting politico-turned-celebrity exploring her idea of American freedom: man caves, target shooting and race cars.
"Amazing America's" teaser "She's coming with a full heart and a full magazine," might be getting snickers but some think she's redefining political branding.
That's because, in this media obsessed culture, all of that on camera wilderness exploring, dog racing, and hunting, when coupled with fundraising and endorsing grassroots conservatives, adds up to a hefty boost in the Palin brand and political influence.
"It keeps her visible," said Julian Zelizer, a Princeton University historian and CNN contributor. "The way she's doing this, through reality television, might be the way politics is moving. Some kind of combination of being active in political arena...and acting in reality television might work."
In many ways it has for Palin....
(Excerpt) Read more at wsbt.com ...
All I know is that any Republican who gets an endorsement from Sarah is golden.
But the Greatest Endorsement comes from JimRob.
That Makes Sarah Golden.
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Welcome back, Bub.
Palin 2016: Clear Eyes. Full Mag. Can’t Lose.
And, welcome back, 2DV ;)
So glad to see you back! :-)
Glad to see you back.
Welcome back!! And I am shocked this actually came from CNN..pretty decent article..I am hoping that Time Warner Cable has this channel as I am really looking forward to Sarah’s show!
McCain gets endorsements from her... and he’s rather less than golden, IME.
Oh, nearly forgot, bump to Sarah!
Palin is the best endorsement in America, the best in history as far as I can find.
How’s she doing on Amnesty? The last that I heard, which was a while ago (I admit) was something to the effect that “Our Immigration System is Broken and Needs to be Fixed.”
That’s generally code words for accepting Amnesty in exchange for things that conservatives want. So, specifically, did she comment on the Senate Amnesty Bill? Maybe so, but I don’t remember hearing her at the time.
Palin’s not “jumping the shark” whatever that means. She’s hunting them, killing them, skinning them (for an Al Sharpton suit), and then eating them, sending the fins to Japan for soup.
All of that is beyond most at CNN except, perhaps, the writer.
Welcome home 2DV
Welcome back 2ndDivisionVet!
and I see you brought along Sarah & Co.
FRFamily is complete now :)
Are you ready for the next few months till November? Gonna be a Mariannas Turkey Shoot. Trust me!
LOL, someone who hasn’t checked in since the 2008 campaign.
jump the shark
a term to describe a moment when somethin that was once great has reached a point where it will now decline in quality and popularity.
Origin of this phrase comes from a Happy Days episode where the Fonz jumped a shark on waterskis. Thus was labeled the lowest point of the show.
Cousin Oliver on Brady Bunch, Scrappy Doo.
I have no idea, but I’d be VERY SURPRISED if she supports amnesty.
Sarah Palin is just who she is...what you see is what you get. All sorts of folks want her to be what they think she is or should be...They are wrong because they do not understand that she says what she means and means what she says
loy·al·ty /ˈloiəltē/ noun: loyalty 1. the quality of being loyal to someone or something. "her loyalty to her husband of 34 years"So if someone chose you out of 315 million people to potentially be the second most powerful official in the world, you'd later spurn him?
From another post on her defense of McCain:
Horsesh*t. She didnt rally to his defense. She made a few positive comments and then outlined, specifically, where she disagrees with McCain. This is just another attempt to marginalize what she actually said about McCain.
From the article:I consider Senator John McCain an American hero and a friend. He fights to remind our President that the federal government's first priority must be strong defense of our homeland1, and, like Congressman Johnson, he fights against big-spending colleagues who don't prioritize for our military's needs.2 Upon the Senator's shoulders he's carried part of our message of opposition to today's "fundamental transformation"3 of America directly to the problem: President Obama 4and Harry Reid's far left agenda.
- Which is why he opposes securing our borders and embraces amnesty.
- Which is why he voted to end the F-22, saying:[it] may very well become the most expensive, corroding, hangar queen ever in the history of modern aviation
- Which is why he holds "town hall" meetings on amnesty... tickets for which aren't available to the general public.
- Which is why he made this Freudian slip. (John McCain Says Obama Will Save America)
From the Article:I appreciate Senator McCain's steadfastness in demanding truth in the White House's Benghazi cover-up. Because of his persistence we WILL get that truth, and then more eyes will be open to see how dangerous an Obama-led retreating America is in this volatile world.1
- Which is why McCain refused to back impeachment hearings over Benghazi. (Huffington Post link.)
From the Article:But then Palin ever so gently gave her former running mate the back of her hand.That's the back of her hand? Hell, I've received praise from my own father more critical than that.It goes without saying we don't all agree on all political issues. For instance, I shall keep pushing to open ANWR, I oppose letting illegal aliens cut in line and receive American benefits via "immigration reform," and I oppose any Congressional action that allows President Obama to incur more U.S. debt.
I particularly like the photo of McCain with the Muslim Brotherhood leadership. Nothing says support for our military quite like that.
You're not the only one:
Egyptians Enraged by U.S. Outreach to Muslim Brotherhood
First two paragraphs of that article:In the eyes of tens of millions of Egyptians, Senators John McCains and Lindsey Grahams recent words and deeds in Egyptwhich have the blessing of President Obamahave unequivocally proven that U.S. leadership is aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood.Yep, that's some support!
Egyptian media is awash with stories of the growing anger regarding this policy.
Even the Egyptians see him as more more an enemy of justice than Palin does here!
Palin knows what she us doing - truth and a full magazine
Welcome back! It’s not the same around here without you. :-)
I sense if Sarah were President today, Putin would have taken early retirement.
Wow! I’d been waiting for someone from CNN named Halimah to explain Sarah Palin to me.
2d to None!, 2dDivisionVet.
I'm not quite sure why that was applied to Palin here.
It keeps her visible
Consider it a first step not in trying to describe her irrelevancy, but in explaining her success. I’m getting a lovely aroma of “this can’t be happening” from the Left. It smells like...panic.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Zero would be gained by Palin going against a safe Senator McCain, but there was much to lose.
The thing of interest here, is why troll against her for McCain, why not for Cruz, who she put in the Senate?
Hmmmmm. Not negative...what are they up to?
Good to see you. :-)
Why aren’t you attacking for more recent and relevant endorsements, for instance Rand Paul who she helped put into the Senate, unlike McCain who was already safe in his 25 year seat and who had just come off being his party’s presidential nominee?
Now we have to deal with Paul calling for the party to move left, to drop conservative issues like gay marriage from it’s platform.
Go after Palin for Rand Paul, he is the one currently calling for us to move left.
Perhaps they’ve noticed that every time they attack her, she gets stronger?
“LOL, someone who hasnt checked in since the 2008 campaign.”
I have been watching...but yes, I certainly could have missed something. Do you know of anything out there?
Simple. I wasn't aware of the Rand Paul endorsement.
Now we have to deal with Paul calling for the party to move left, to drop conservative issues like gay marriage from its platform.
That was something that was already in-progress. The pushing of Romney is proof of this.
That's one reason that I'm extremely dubious of the predictions that
the dems are going to lose big and
we [republicans] are going to pick up seats! — simply put, if the party sees people as voting against the dems then they have no incentive to pull for good candidates, we already saw this with Romney and so I fully expect them [the republican party] to shit all over their core base just as they did before.
Go after Palin for Rand Paul, he is the one currently calling for us to move left.
It's true that he's calling for a move left, but again: I was unaware that Palin was at all instrumental in him gaining his seat.
Thanks, onyx. I still think he was assassinated.
She still supports an amnesty, but just tries to change the definition. Any legislation that allows the lawbreakers to stay and work here, the object of their crimes, is amnesty. Requiring them to register is still an amnesty.
O Reilly: (interrupts) Ok so After a period of time, the ones that don't cooperate then you catch them, they're gone. Now you have these people that register. You are going to have millions of them. Then they register and they say - ok we obeyed what President Palin told us to do -then what? - do you give them green cards to work right away, what do you do with them?
Palin: You know there has to be that expectation that they will work and that they will contribute. Bill, It makes me uncomfortable that we're even going down that path so far when ...
Whatever or whomever took him, all we can count on is that he is our special angel forever watching over us and prayfully guiding whatever he possibly can. At least that’s the way I like to think about it and him. Andrew Breitbart: forever missed and forever remembered. He sure loved Sarah Palin and just look at that photo... you can easily see that she adored and admired him.
I’m so happy to see you!!!!!!!
The reporter is a Muslim.