Skip to comments.Politically, I am Through with Sarah Palin
Posted on 10/25/2014 7:50:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2ndEdited on 10/25/2014 9:38:08 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Too screechy. I don’t see it ever happening for her in the GOP. I do think she will be a third party candidate at some point - or simply use her influence to make money ala Huckabee.
Totally agree. I’ve had it with her! I am never ever going to ever vote for her again EVER. Unless she runs for National office or moves to South Carolina where I can vote for her.
You’re right; this Palin political dis-endorsement of the R Governor of Alaska smacks to me as nothing but politically motivated for some political (perhaps personal) reasons.
I know what you mean. She worked her tail off for the GOP during the 2008 election, when her ‘comrades’ like McCain and his handlers did everything to sabotage things. Then, the GOP didn’t lift a finger to help her when she was targeted for financial and political ruin by Dem operatives when she returned back to her governorship. Heck, they didn’t even speak up when Palin’s church was torched, much less when her kids and family were attacked.
Then again in 2010, Palin traveled all over, working tirelessly to get Republicans elected during the mid-terms, and successfully so. But just three months later, the media went on an incendiary frenzy on her, blaming her for the mass-murder in Tucson, which led to Palin and her family receiving over 100,000 death threats. Where was the GOP defending her? Nowhere. Quiet as church mice. Then, the following year, they basically told her she wasn’t even welcome at the 2012 RNC convention, telegraphing her to basically “get lost.”
Palin owes the backstabbing GOP nothing.
Sorry R2nd. Should have made clearer I was addressing that Jake the author.
Oh I agree. The problem is that part of the right is now the dominant voice. There are more of us, but we collectively just go along to get along and help them shut down actual conservatives. Every election. And so their dominance has grown to the point they have all but about 5 seats in the GOP house/senate. We have to stop doing that which Palin did here IMO. And look at the screeching already.
Sarah Palin has earned the right to endorse whomever she wishes even if it upsets the machine.
This label-lover may be through with her, but I say she’s just getting started!
Palin / Rohrbacher 2016!
Oh, Hell Yes!!!!
She still hasn't said anything..................Curious.
Posted on October 24 2014 - 5:40 PM - Posted by: Steve Flesher
First off, let me say I am grateful to Erick Erickson for his help with some of these conservative candidates throughout the primary this year. Often times, hes done his best to get out support for some candidates that Governor Palin endorsed like Karen Handel in the Georgia U.S. Senate primary.
That aside, some of the contributors at Red State are behaving like angry frat boys breaking up with their girlfriends. This one dramatically proclaims hes "through with Sarah Palin."
Apparently hes angry at Governor Palins endorsement of Bill Walker in Alaska because the guy is an independent claiming shes turned on her party along with her own Lt. Governor, Sean Parnell.
If you havent already seen, Sarah Palin has endorsed Bill Walker and Byron Mallotts Independent-Democrat Unity ticket in the Alaska gubernatorial race over Republican incumbent Sean Parnell. She endorses the Independent-Democrat ticket over the man who was her own lieutenant governor.
Because of this, as far as Republican politics are concerned, Im finished with Sarah Palin. I have nothing but respect for her has a wife, mother, and grandmother.
He goes on to say:
I admit it: I was rather enthralled with Palin as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Vice Presidential nominee, and I considered myself a huge fan of hers even after the defeat. However, when she resigned as governor of Alaska, I began having qualms about supporting her in a run for President in 2012, which she wisely declined to do.
(I guess Romney "wisely" decided to run in 2012. Such good that did us.)
First of all, conservative candidates dont need "fans," they need supporters. In order to support a constitutional conservative, you have to support limited government, liberty, and freedom as it pertains to the documents set forth by our founding fathers. Additionally, he apparently knows very little about Alaska politics or policy if he has "qualms" over supporting her due to her resignation. This has been covered by this website as well as many others.
As the brilliant John Hawkins noted:
Most people just note that Sarah Palin quit as governor of Alaska without pointing out the why behind it. Palin spent more than half a million dollars defending herself from frivolous ethics charges filed against her after she was on the 2008 ticket. Because of a since-fixed quirk in Alaska law, the Palin family had to pay all of these legal bills out of their own pocket. So in other words, it was COSTING Sarah Palin hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to be governor and without the financial resources she has today, it was putting a lot of financial strain on her family.
Additionally, unlike many Republicans who sit around forever (or even campaign like Democrats in states like Mississippi to hang onto seats for decades), Palins time in office delivered balanced budgets full of responsible cuts, an overhauling of education, wildly popular energy policies, and she even managed to put money away for the states future before going home to live by the laws she created (as the founders intended).
Does this guy really believe she didnt know that people like him would be sitting back waiting to express "qualms" about that decision? No. Because she, not he, understands that its the people who matter and not the process of politics-as-usual dictated by armchair pundits or self-proclaimed political know-it-alls.
He goes on:
In the months following, I became repulsed by her most ardent followers, who interpreted even the mildest criticisms that came from outside their group as personal attacks on them and on Palin herself.
In other words, Dont challenge me! If you do, youre an "ardent supporter!" Furthermore, someone of his ilk would be happy to characterize someone like myself or anyone else who supports Governor Palin as a "fan" or "follower" despite the work many of us have done for candidates over the course of the last five years. However he characterized himself as a "fan" earlier in his article when he thought Governor Palin was going to be just another D.C. Republican. This indicates that hes not focused on the purpose of public service; rather hes obsessed with the R vs. D political mantra in and of itself and hes not prepared to hold his own party accountable. That is unless his subject is someone like Governor Palin who has a history of doing just that. Further, notice he doesnt give examples of the "mildest" criticisms he claims her "ardent" supporters overreact to.
I found her talk of possibly forming a third party disconcerting. I am a dyed-in-the-wool conservative, but I will fight my battles in and through the Republican Party. As RedStates Labor Union Report put it:
While many conservatives are fed up with the GOP, to think that a third party will do anything more than ensure a permanent majority on the Left is nothing more that wishful thinking.
So, I suppose Palins talk of splitting off from the Republicans should be taken as something of a precursor to her endorsement decision in the Alaska governors race. Its her way of saying that Republicans cant take her support for granted. I understand that, but by making this announcement, she is also inserting herself into the race as an issue when there were plenty of much more important things to discuss that are much more substantial than an endorsement.
I understand that Palin has some problems with Parnell. As the National Journal piece I linked to at the beginning explains:
Parnells 2013 restructuring of the states oil and gas taxes dismantled a prior, Palin-championed program that she considered to be one of the greatest achievements of her tenure.
Even so, she could have opted to stay out of the race and decline to endorse Parnell, or she could have employed the classic tactic of damning with faint praise. Im sure she must have had plenty of problems with John McCain, both politically and personally, but she still endorsed him when he was up for reelection as a Senator in 2010. However, with Parnell, she broke ranks and endorsed his opponent. She felt she had to inject herself into the race, and she chose the wrong side. Thats why, politically, I am through with her.
Maybe he missed it, but "many conservatives" have united on voting for Republicans for the sole purpose of winning back the Senate so we can get it out of the hands of Harry Reid. Governor Palin stated the same thing when she spoke to Sean Hannity recently.
Governors are different in this regard. The ousting of a rotten Republican like Parnell is not going to determine the balance of power on a federal level.
Like Hollywood cursing Alaskans for hunting their own meat, certain Republicans are proving they know nothing about Alaska or how vital fair energy policy is to the people of the state and what it means to their own bottom lines. The resources are to be developed for the benefit of the people via the states Constitution. Governor Palins ACEs legislation (while Parnell was her Lt. Governor) earned true bipartisan support and it honored Alaskas most sacred document. Republicans can go here to listen to Governor Palin explain the importance of proper law where the states resources are concerned.
So as anyone should see, it was Sean Parnell who not only turned on Governor Palin, but also turned on Alaskans as well by reverting the policy back to the days of good old boy politics and their buddies who serve at the heads of these big oil companies.
This is a topic that Governor Palin has always been superior on versus armchair pundits who will sometimes disregard whats best for voters even if they happen to be a self-proclaimed "dyed-in-the-wool conservative."
Parnell and his cronies turned on the true purpose of public service where Alaskas energy is concerned; so Governor Palin rightfully turned away from them and came out for Alaskas future leading by example as always.
Regarding Governor Palins thoughts on a third party, Red State Republicans may want to check out Governor Palins latest video. (Requires signin)
There was an Alaska Dividend on Oil revenue long before Sarah Palin became Governor. Each citizen received an annual check for a percentage of Oil profits in the state. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Permanent_Fund
Hopefully she won’t. Just let the machine destroy itself. It doesn’t even really matter if she actually did endorse him. The machine is already in motion.
It’s all about ACES, Sarah’s oil tax initiative while governor.
“Alaska has a long history of corruption. Sarah Palin was not one of the corrupt and she has a long history of fighting the corruption be they Republican or Democrat. She made many enemies in Alaska on the left and the right.
I trust her judgement.”
Excellent Post and it bears repeating. Corruption, once rooted out, will always try to reestablish itself. And that corruption is trying to make its come back in Alaska. Good for Sarah for making this stand!!
When she endorses someone she says so. She hasn’t said a word.
Sarah Palin, my God how much this woman has endured since that fateful day in 2007.
A woman that embodied the American Spirit back then. An individual who clearly upheld her duties to fight for what is right. In family and in Government.
Since then what has happened to her would be enough to make any person...male or female go off the deep end. She has not...in fact it only served to strengthen her Patriotic resolve.
She is conservative...not GoP not REP not DNC not Dem....she is What we are.
For idiots like Responsibility or this writer or even the other idiot fake conservatives on this sight not to honor her or at the least let her be is beyond my ability to reason honestly.
It is time to tell the truth...response2 go to hell.
Palin delivered a knockout blow to the CBC and sent several of them to jail, beat the oil companies in court and made them start paying the royalties they owed per the state
There were checkbooks wide open for ANYONE in the MenSeekingMen media who participated in destroying Sarah.
Steve Schmidt was the taskmaster for that destruction, and Rick Perry just hired him as a campaign adviser.
Guess who Steve’s going after next?
In the past, that’s been the case. It does seem strange she hasn’t said anything though so I’d tent to think ‘something’ is going on we don’t know about.
If she didn’t, I’m good with it as well.
It’s been 3 days. If this endorsement was a lie, Palin would have denied it.
The Palin endorsement that I most disliked was that of her own McPain.
Yeah. It’s just odd.
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