Skip to comments.Obama Benefits in Having Palin as His Foil
Posted on 01/18/2011 8:13:57 PM PST by Nachum
There was Sarah Palin again Monday, assuring Sean Hannity on Fox News that she was not going to be silenced, no matter what abuse might come her way. Other people are facing much greater hardships and making greater sacrifices than I am in just engaging in debate, said the woman who reportedly made $250,000 per episode of her recently concluded reality show.
She added, several times, This isnt about me.
A lot of Republicans in Washington certainly wish that were the case. But as the new House majority begins its push this week to scale back the Obama agenda, it seems that the president now has, in Ms. Palin, something he badly needed after a punishing election season: the ideal political foil.
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dream on Obama
For Obama and the liberal democrats, Palin IS Goldstein. The ref is Orwell’s “1984”.
This website republishes more articles from Liberal than conservative sources. Why do you think that is?
Until he is squealing like a stuck pig.
She had many an opportunity to really sock the guy, but didn’t because she has class.
I have to wonder, when was the last time the author of this piece visited flyover country? Or even ventured outside of Manhattan? Never?
Sarah Palin should announce her candidacy for President and officially request Secret Service Protection ... this would put the crazy leftists in a tizzy...
that's what a President needs? a political foil? Not the country doing better?
the Libs don't even try to pretend anymore that they want the country to do better.
Oh, yeah let’s all listen to the NYSlimes.
The people here are interested in the comments and analysis from FReepers. It puts things in perspective.
As well as the NYT
What is it Rush says . . . Sarah Palin living rent free in the liberals’ heads.
The nyt is continuing its slobbering sloppyness. Given the fairly even divide in the USA, the reverse is also true: Palin benefits from having brack obama as a foil.
Also, know your enemies.
You can’t fight them if you don’t know them.
(Am I allowed to say that?)
Actually if you think about if she gets $250,000 per episode and over 3 million people watch it and just 1/3 of the people buy a product that was advertised they made a killing uh oops I mean alot of money by advertising on her show.
Because, to get intellectually stronger, you must consider your opponent's arguments and see if they have merit. If the buffoons at the NY Times are the cream of the crop of our opponents, we have nothing to fear.
She’s irrelevant. She’s unelectable. Her political career is over. She’s not too bright. She needs to bone up on policy. Her reality show isn’t very Presidential. She needs to tone down the hateful rhetoric. She injected herself into the Arizona shooting. In short, she continues to live rent-free in their heads...I love it!
I bet the fairy has never ventured beyond the upper westside, much less manhattan.
I’ve often wondered how much the readership/viewership of liberal web sites, publications, TV networks, etc. would decline if conservatives stopped ridiculing them.
“This website republishes more articles from Liberal than conservative sources. Why do you think that is?”
Because most of us don’t have the stomach to read the NYT/LAT/WaPo or watch the networks. Or the time. Those who do share bits and pieces that they think others would care about.
There are articles posted regularly from The Washington Times, American Thinker, American Spectator, and the other few conservative written media outlets. And, there are threads every day for the Rush/Levin shows. Many FReepers belong to the related sites, so less need to post the information.
I can’t wait for the first live election 2012 presidential debate between Palin and Obama... that’s going to be a sight to behold. Until then, Obama and his idiots in the MSM can continue to grasp at straws.
Isn't that the newsrag that having already succumbed to intellectual bankruptcy is now toying with financial bankruptcy?
Only in his fantasy mind.
pING TO self regarding whiners who don’t know what real sacrifice is. Palin reminds them.
This sort of stuff ceased to be influential quite some time ago and entered the field of comedy. Somebody buy this clown a rubber nose and some face paint.
Once a larger threat to their agenda has been identified, that person will be ruthlessly attacked just as Mrs. Palin has been for over 2 years now.
You mentioned Barbara Bush.
I saw a news clip on FOX a bit ago showing W & Clinton pushing the Haiti thing. That reminded me that they were in charge of helping down there. I got me to wondering if Barbara’s “comment” about SP came before or after SP went down there and suggested that the US needed to get off its duff and get some help down there. Does anyone know if maybe that had ticked Babs off? Or was it just the Jeb thing?
He and the Dems had her as their foil for the first half of his term and...you know, that happened.
Liberals just can’t stand that their progressive agenda is being refused by the American people. They just can’t stand it, so they go after Sarah Palin, bringing up how much money she makes..yeah, she is wealthy and SO WHAT..what is up with liberals and their obsession with how much Sarah Palin makes. Who the hell cares..but they care, because they are #1 JEALOUS..jealous that people watched her show and they don’t give a crap about the New York Slimes..does that paper still even exist anymore because its not even worth using as toilet paper..such jealousy from these people..they are behaving like children..maybe someone needs to put a binky in their mouth to quiet them up because all I am hearing is a whole bunch of whining from these leftists
Because 98% of jourbalists are leftists?
they can’t even get little details correct: She made $1 million per episode.
This used to be called “Whistling past the graveyard.” Can we still say that?
Her kids get death threats and the libs don’t care.
I just read that after his Tucson speech, when he went backstage, he and Michelle high fived and laughed. Seems someone did take a picture of it. The White House Insider has been right on many many things he/she has reported. If it is true, hope it is posted on the front page of all newspapers.
They wish this benefitted Obama but the truth is people tend to notice when someone is leveling with them and when someone is jerking their chain.
Actually - maybe it is time the Ivy graduates of hard science majors divorced themselves from the soft majors.
Don’t buy into this “hate the Ivy” stuff - a bunch of us are your Drs and scientists and aerospace engineers, etc.
This guy is just a turd from the Journalism school.
But we get to keep Coulter.
Tremendous find. Thank you.
I have just put it on my site, and next it will be up on Twitter.
I think the press who are an arm of the Democrat party did far more than the politicians.
It is not the ridicule. It is the fact checking and embarassment it causes the faux President. If I had not posted this, another poster would not have given me this link...
Never would be my guess. Wine "drinkers" vs. beer "pounders." No bias there.
However, "a bunch of us" applies to a very wide demographic and we do have other equally sterling sources for scientists and doctors. A little intellectual humility goes a long way. I'll try to take that advice myself...someday. ;-)
Perhaps ridicule was not the right word with which to make my point. That is, if conservatives didn’t call these sources out for inaccuracy, bias, etc., would they get so much attention in the first place?
It is an argument. I think that to ignore the constant lie and hope it will go away is how the country has gone so far down the tubes as it has though.
One of the reasons that conservatives have gained the house, and so many seats in the senate is because of our heightened state of awareness.
consider the source.
It is not the source of their education that matters - it is the content of their work (or the emptiness of their heads).
There are just as many libtards from Michigan - or dare I list UNC? Or Bezerkely? Or Arizona - Or Colorado, or anywhere. (OK - except Texas and Oklahoma, and some similar schools). in fact - just writing this - the geography obviously jumps out. Wisconson - Libtard state - libtard school. etc. (Almost forgot Duke - remember a certain LAX case? ...)
You should not fall for the “class warfare in sheep’s clothing” that is this reflexive “IL put down”.
The degree only confers the energy you give it - so I’m just warning you off of the easy negative energy. I would bet the data is more geographic than “IL” related.
Obama has nightmares about Palin. He knows she can kick his butt in 2012 so he has the MSM run interference for him.
Can’t wait until the 2012 campaign! Sarah and we the people versus Obama and the corrupt MSM. Bring it on!