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Has Palin jumped the shark? Some think Palin's redefining political branding (Not negative!)
WSBT-TV / CNN ^ | March 25, 2014 | Halimah Abdullah, CNN

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 ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: palin; television
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1 posted on 03/25/2014 7:44:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All I know is that any Republican who gets an endorsement from Sarah is golden.


2 posted on 03/25/2014 7:46:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; Jim Robinson

But the Greatest Endorsement comes from JimRob.

That Makes Sarah Golden.

3 posted on 03/25/2014 7:49:21 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Welcome back 2ndDV.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 7:52:36 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Welcome back, Bub.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 7:53:31 PM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin 2016: Clear Eyes. Full Mag. Can’t Lose.


6 posted on 03/25/2014 7:54:53 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: KC_Lion; 2ndDivisionVet

BTTT!!

And, welcome back, 2DV ;)


7 posted on 03/25/2014 7:55:03 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So glad to see you back! :-)


8 posted on 03/25/2014 7:55:46 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Glad to see you back.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 7:56:31 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


10 posted on 03/25/2014 7:58:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

McCain gets endorsements from her... and he’s rather less than golden, IME.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 7:59:54 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bump to your thread and bump to you being back.

Oh, nearly forgot, bump to Sarah!

12 posted on 03/25/2014 7:59:57 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Welcome back! You've been missed! ☺
13 posted on 03/25/2014 8:02:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: OneWingedShark

Palin is the best endorsement in America, the best in history as far as I can find.


14 posted on 03/25/2014 8:05:04 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


15 posted on 03/25/2014 8:06:07 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


16 posted on 03/25/2014 8:08:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Welcome home 2DV


17 posted on 03/25/2014 8:09:02 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Comments?"

Welcome back 2ndDivisionVet!

and I see you brought along Sarah & Co.

FRFamily is complete now :)

18 posted on 03/25/2014 8:09:16 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are you ready for the next few months till November? Gonna be a Mariannas Turkey Shoot. Trust me!


19 posted on 03/25/2014 8:10:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: BobL

LOL, someone who hasn’t checked in since the 2008 campaign.


21 posted on 03/25/2014 8:11:40 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

1.

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.


22 posted on 03/25/2014 8:12:07 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: BobL

I have no idea, but I’d be VERY SURPRISED if she supports amnesty.


23 posted on 03/25/2014 8:13:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

S! rulz........still....


24 posted on 03/25/2014 8:15:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: OneWingedShark
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?
25 posted on 03/25/2014 8:17:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


26 posted on 03/25/2014 8:18:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Welcome back.


27 posted on 03/25/2014 8:22:31 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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:

BuckeyeTexan:
Horsesh*t. She didn’t 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.
  1. Which is why he opposes securing our borders and embraces amnesty.
  2. 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
  3. Which is why he holds "town hall" meetings on amnesty... tickets for which aren't available to the general public.
  4. 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
  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.
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.
That's the back of her hand? Hell, I've received praise from my own father more critical than that.

DoughtyOne:
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 McCain’s and Lindsey Graham’s recent words and deeds in Egypt—which have the “blessing” of President Obama—have unequivocally proven that U.S. leadership is aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egyptian media is awash with stories of the growing anger regarding this policy.
Yep, that's some support!
Even the Egyptians see him as more more an enemy of justice than Palin does here!

28 posted on 03/25/2014 8:27:38 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin knows what she us doing - truth and a full magazine


29 posted on 03/25/2014 8:28:25 PM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Welcome back! It’s not the same around here without you. :-)


30 posted on 03/25/2014 8:28:39 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: KC_Lion

I sense if Sarah were President today, Putin would have taken early retirement.


31 posted on 03/25/2014 8:30:01 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow! I’d been waiting for someone from CNN named Halimah to explain Sarah Palin to me.

2d to None!, 2dDivisionVet.


32 posted on 03/25/2014 8:30:04 PM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: Kartographer
Right you are. “Jumping the shark” is a very negative term. It implies that something is declining, from quality to silliness.

I'm not quite sure why that was applied to Palin here.

33 posted on 03/25/2014 8:30:05 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It keeps her visible


34 posted on 03/25/2014 8:30:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


35 posted on 03/25/2014 8:30:56 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
Bingo!

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”

~Mahatma Gandhi

36 posted on 03/25/2014 8:33:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: OneWingedShark

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?


37 posted on 03/25/2014 8:36:47 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmmmm. Not negative...what are they up to?


38 posted on 03/25/2014 8:37:14 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good to see you. :-)


39 posted on 03/25/2014 8:37:50 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: OneWingedShark

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.


40 posted on 03/25/2014 8:40:39 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: right way right

Perhaps they’ve noticed that every time they attack her, she gets stronger?


41 posted on 03/25/2014 8:47:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: ansel12

“LOL, someone who hasn’t 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?


42 posted on 03/25/2014 9:00:14 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Fledermaus; UncleSam; Ditter; Cringing Negativism Network; The Cajun
Hey!
Here you are - back where you belong!!
SO GOOD to see you!



"People are going to say whatever and try to claim whatever to try and take us out.
They have an irrational fear of us. They want us on a leash. We're not going to be on a leash.
They want us to dance. We're not going to dance with them."
~Andrew Breitbart

43 posted on 03/25/2014 9:04:38 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ansel12
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?

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 it’s 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.

44 posted on 03/25/2014 9:05:09 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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45 posted on 03/25/2014 9:07:32 PM PDT by raygunfan
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To: onyx

Thanks, onyx. I still think he was assassinated.


46 posted on 03/25/2014 9:07:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: BobL
July 2010--Illegal Immigration: O'Reilly batters Sarah Palin on amnesty vs solutions (video & transcript)

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 ...

47 posted on 03/25/2014 9:07:48 PM PDT by kabar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!!!!!!!


48 posted on 03/25/2014 9:24:35 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey there you are, everybody is looking for you..
49 posted on 03/25/2014 9:26:18 PM PDT by vigilante2 (Re-elect nobody)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The reporter is a Muslim.


50 posted on 03/25/2014 9:35:12 PM PDT by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has own Gov employees Gestapo)
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