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  • Pumping his arms, pointing his finger and firing verbal volleys: Obama ... means business

    01/21/2015 6:24:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2015 | Corey Charlton
    Complete Headline: Pumping his arms, pointing his finger and firing verbal volleys: Obama's aggressive body language in State of the Union speech shows Republicans he means business Obama's body language avoided impression balance of power has shifted He gave his State of the Union address to Republican-controlled Congress But he refrained from being conciliatory with defiant gestures and barbs Contained within his speech were a host of threats to use veto powers Pumping his arms, pointing his index finger and gesturing with his hands, President Barack Obama's body language at last night's State of the Union speech was anything but...
  • Chris Matthews: 'Pissant' Of Boehner To Blame Inaction On Divided Government

    12/05/2013 6:20:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Martin Bashir was fired from MSNBC this week for his ugly scatalogical suggestion about Sarah Palin. But there was Chris Matthews on the same network this morning using a barnyard epithet to attack another Republican. On today's Morning Joe, Matthews called John Boehner's comments on divided government "pissant." That p-word has apparently become a favorite Matthews meme in attacking Republicans. MRC's Tim Graham recently noted that Matthews used it against Rand Paul. View the video here.
  • Bachmann Criticizes Bush for ‘Socialism’ in New Memoir (and a Pissant retread zot for kicks)

    11/14/2011 9:56:53 PM PST · by mean ogre · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | 11-14-11 | Russell Goldman
    In a soon-to-be published memoir, GOP candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann accuses former President George W. Bush of “socialism” for his 2007 decision to bail out financial institutions teetering on collapse, according to reports. “The Bush administration, which had always professed faith in the free-market system, was now reversing its course,” Bachmann writes in “Core of Conviction,” a memoir to be released Nov. 15, according to Fox News, which obtained a copy. In the book, she criticizes Bush and then Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, who pushed for the $700 billion TARP program for “embracing a kind of ‘bailout socialism.’” She said...
  • New MSNBC contributor Meghan McCain: Newt Gingrich is ‘sexist,’ ‘disgusting’ [VIDEO]

    11/02/2011 4:59:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-11-02 | Jeff Poor
    (snip) “I think he’s delusional,” McCain said. “And him calling me clueless I think is so sexist and disgusting and lame and a really offhanded remark … that he’s making towards me. And I think it’s ridiculous. Any polls that he’s reading, if you were seriously running for president, you wouldn’t be taking vacations to Greece during the middle of your campaign trail. I think he has a lot of other issues that all of us are very well aware of. And I would bet my career he’s not going to be our next nominee.” (snip)
  • “The Undefeated”......Defeated.

    10/06/2011 12:06:35 PM PDT · by bigjoesaddle · 76 replies
    “The Undefeated”......Defeated. Ok, ok.......NOW she’s a quitter. Back when Govenor Palin resigned as Alaska’s “Grizzly in Chief” after a judicial assult compiled of several lawsuits against her, Palin fans were relieved, because she did not need to be put needlessly through the media and judicial ringer any more, because she was needed later for a larger calling; to defeat Obama in the election of 2012. Resignation was not seen as “quitting”, it was a strategic, maneuver, a rope-a-dope, around the anti-Palin crowd....she wasn’t quitting, she was “outflanking”. Well, Palin did indeed have a clear message last night when she announced...
  • Race's Shifts Benefit Cain as Palin Says No to a Run

    10/05/2011 5:37:39 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/5/11 | PATRICK O'CONNOR And NEIL KING JR.
    Herman Cain's uphill pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination looked more promising Wednesday than it did just a few weeks ago, as Sarah Palin announced she wouldn't join the race and several polls showed him gaining ground. The former Alaska governor said she wouldn't seek the Republican nomination, but would continue to push for changes she has championed in the past. Also helping Mr. Cain: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision to stay out of the race and the decline in support for Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.
  • Who will step (back?) into the race, now that the 800 pound Grizzly isn't running?

    10/05/2011 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 35 replies
    OK first off, sorry for two vanities in a row. But it's an unusual day. Just this one more: now everyone's all wound up from the big announcement...
  • ***Who Needs A Knife: Stabbed In The Back By Someone We Loved***

    10/05/2011 5:44:05 PM PDT · by The Wizard · 180 replies
    Stardate: 1110.5
    Those of you who read me know how I feel about Sarah Palin....just look at my tag line.....and I will write her name in in November, and keep my word that I will vote fro her.... But if she does not undo this incredible mistake, and quickly, she will supply all the media and all her detractors with what they will call "Proof" that every rotten thing they said about her was true..... And what a way to thank Steve Bannon for his film and DVD....on the day it comes out to most stores, she gets out, braking millions of...
  • Sarah Palin's Role - Her Words [Vanity]

    10/05/2011 4:16:49 PM PDT · by Skeez · 57 replies
    Sarah Palin has announced she will not run for President of the Unitd States. She announced this a few minutes ago on the Mark Levin show. Listening to the show, I've transcribed Sarah Palin own words regarding her role in this upcoming election: Levin: ...I just want to reassure them. You're not going anywhere and you're going to be a voice out there for them. Correct? Palin: That's true, Mark. I'm gonna join you in this mission to help wake up America to what's going on in our country. I believe I can be more effective and I can be...
  • Sarah Palin Will Not Run For President in 2012 (Letter from Sarah)

    10/05/2011 3:31:03 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 260 replies
    Street Insider ^ | October 5, 2011
    October 5, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Sarah Palin confirmed in a letter to supporters she will not run for President in 2012, saying at this time she can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other Conservatives to office. Below is a copy of Palin's letter: October 5, 2011 Wasilla, Alaska After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision....
  • Sarah Palin Will Not Run for President

    10/05/2011 3:28:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 302 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 5, 2011 | Polson Kanneth
    Sarah Palin will not run for president. She made the announcement in a letter to supporters Wednesday night. Read Palin’s letter here: October 5, 2011 Wasilla, Alaska After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order. My decision is based upon a review of what common sense...
  • Mark Levin: Sarah Palin NOT running in 2012

    10/05/2011 3:17:46 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 1,709 replies · 2+ views
    Facebook ^ | 10/5 | Mark Levin
    Take it for what you will...posted on Mark's page just now: BREAKING: GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN TELLS MARK LEVIN SHE IS NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012.
  • Bristol Palin Heckler: I'd Do It Again!

    09/23/2011 3:13:24 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 148 replies
    TMZ ^ | just now
    TMZ tracked down Bristol Palin's heckler -- the one who screamed, "Your mother's a whore!" at a West Hollywood bar last night, and he's not ashamed at all. Stephen Hanks is a 47-year old L.A. consultant who would not say what he consults on. He did, however, tell us this was not a setup. As for Hanks' thoughts on Bristol's comment -- jumping to what turns out to be the correct conclusion that he's gay -- he has more choice words for Sarah's little girl.
  • Palin to Rip "Crony Capitalism" in Iowa Speech

    09/02/2011 5:57:04 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 261 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 09/02/11 | Scott Conroy
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Though she won't be a candidate when she delivers a major address at a tea party rally in Iowa on Saturday, Sarah Palin will make it clear that she if enters the presidential race later this month she will vociferously challenge Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s engrained image of solidarity with the tea party movement. In her speech at the bucolic National Balloon Classic field in Indianola, Palin will lean on loaded phrases like “crony capitalism” and “permanent political class” in laying out her view of the U.S. political system’s deep-rooted ills, according to a source close...
  • Sarah Palin, Mrs. Independent?

    06/09/2011 11:05:11 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 68 replies
    NRO ^ | June 9, 2011 | Daniel Foster
    Sarah Palin, Mrs. Independent? By Daniel Foster    Rich, I agree that Palin’s path to the presidency via the Republican primary looks increasingly untenable, especially in light of polls like this. But what if winning a Republican primary battle is not what Palin has in mind? I was struck during Sarah Palin’s road trip by her use of one word: independent. The two most memorable examples (though I believe there are more): Palin with Trump: Palin reciprocated Trump’s enthusiasm. Asked how she felt about a Palin/Trump ticket, Palin gushed, “That sounds exciting. Sounds unconventional.” She also praised Trump’s attitude. “I love his independence,”...
  • Sarah Palin says stalker threatened to rape her daughter

    04/14/2011 12:51:40 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 14, 2011 | NY Post
    Sarah Palin has obtained a new restraining order against the Pennsylvanian man who began stalking her family in 2009, alleging that he threatened to rape her daughter. The former Alaska governor claimed in legal documents that 19-year-old Shawn Christy had become more "brazen" in his threats to harm Palin and her family, including raping her daughter, TMZ reported Thursday. It is not clear in the documents which daughter was the specific target of the rape threats, but Palin went on to say that the stalker had targeted 16-year-old Willow in some of his threats and it "bothered [her] tremendously." According...
  • Pissant Agrees to Return To FR, Head Sarah Palin Freeper Fundraiser

    03/31/2011 10:26:44 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 159 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 04-01-2011 | grey_whiskers
    Pissant has just agreed to come back to Free Republic and spearhead what has been characterized as a massive fundraising effort, just in time for Sarah's planned announcement of her run for the Presidency.
  • Strange Gods: Toxicity in the Cult of Personality

    03/22/2011 10:51:27 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 10 replies
    First Things ^ | Mar 22, 2011 | Elizabeth Scalia
    [snip]But this descent into absurd idolatry was not limited to formerly faithless media cynics and Democrats (I am redundant). On the other side of the aisle, conservatives and some Republicans—many of whom profess a Christian faith—were suddenly unable to endure the slightest criticism of Gov. Sarah Palin.[snip]Her supporters do not, thankfully, regard Palin as some sort of transcendent humanoid, but to her base, Palin and her family have become sacrosanct to a troubling extreme that echoes the Obama cult: Jokes made at Palin’s expense are not jokes but “hate.” Constructive criticism (even when rendered mildly, and with acknowledgments of both...
  • Mitt’s backers: ‘RomneyCare’ overblown [DeMint defends Romney & his socialized medicine scheme]

    03/17/2011 7:31:53 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 304 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 17, 2011 | Michael O’Brien
    Mitt Romney’s supporters on Capitol Hill are giving him political cover for the healthcare plan he signed into law as governor, even as his competitors for the GOP presidential nomination ramp up their attacks on “RomneyCare.” Romney’s healthcare reform initiative in Massachusetts is viewed as one of his biggest political liabilities going into the Republican primary, due to its similarities to President Obama’s healthcare overhaul. But leading conservatives, including supporters of Romney during his 2008 presidential run, argue that the Massachusetts plan isn’t a deal-breaker. “One of the reasons I endorsed Romney [in 2008] is his attempts to make private...
  • Bachmann fails political geography 101

    03/12/2011 8:28:42 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 158 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/12/2011 | Kendra Marr
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann kicked off her first swing through the Granite State with an unfortunate gaffe. "You're the state where the shot was heard around the world at Lexington and Concord," she said Saturday morning at an event organized by the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire. "And you put a marker in the ground and paid with the blood of your ancestors. Good, patriotic stuff … only the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” was fired about 70 miles to the south in Concord, Massachusetts. For a candidate already known for her gaffes in public remarks,...
  • Sarah Palin gun stalker collared by FBI

    03/06/2011 5:25:53 PM PST · by Al B. · 52 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | Mar. 7, 2011
    A GUN-toting teenager who has bombarded right-wing US politician Sarah Palin with threatening letters has been arrested by the FBI in her home state of Alaska. Stalker Shawn Christy, 19, sent her receipts for a gun he bought and told her to watch his back. Palin, a supporter of the gun lobby, had won a six-month restraining order against Christy in October.
  • Ted Nugent: I love Palin but I couldn’t vote for her right now

    01/06/2011 7:16:39 PM PST · by pissant · 172 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/6/11 | Allahpundit
    Dude, I think we just found our keynote speaker for RINOcon. “(Palin’s) coming from the street, she’s coming from the we-the-people rank-and-file, she makes sense when she talks, she says all the right things, she’s sincere, she’s knowledgeable , she’s articulate, she’s damn good-looking, plus she kills moose, how can you go wrong?” Nugent gushed. However, when Cooper pressed Nugent on whether Palin would make a good president, Nugent balked. “It’s too early to tell. Right know, if we had a vote, I couldn’t vote for Sarah Palin. And I love her. I love her madly, and I respect her.”...
  • More Herman Cain Awesomeness

    12/28/2010 3:07:33 PM PST · by pissant · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The other McCain ^ | 12/28/10 | Stacy McCain
    The term “Herman Cain porn” was coined at Red State to describe videos like this one from Citizens4Cain: (see link for video) The “next Reagan” label is a heavy burden, but even if Cain is not equal to the Great Communicator — is anyone, really? — he is at least a Doggone Effective Communicator. Like I said, “Steve Forbes with charisma.” BTW, there were some negative comments on yesterday’s post — “Herman Cain: ‘We Have People on the Ground’ in Early Primary States“ – which I’m hesitant to describe as the work of outright trolls. To the one commenter who...
  • Is Herman Cain running for president?

    12/28/2010 12:12:53 PM PST · by pissant · 26 replies · 1+ views
    AJC ^ | 12/28/10 | Bob Keefe
    WASHINGTON -- He dropped off most voters' radar screens after losing a 2004 bid to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate. But conservative Atlanta radio show host Herman Cain has hardly forgotten about politics. In fact, he may be running for president in 2012. Cain, a Republican, said he is "one step closer" toward announcing a bid for president after the GOP's big sweep of the November midterm elections. For now, Cain said he is putting out feelers and "prayerfully considering" a run, and he will make a decision sometime early next year. "Right now I'm in the process of...
  • John Bolton: Obama Administration “Doesn’t Fundamentally Believe In National Missile Defense”

    12/28/2010 3:38:17 PM PST · by pissant · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12/28/10 | Matt Schneider
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton appeared with Tucker Carlson last night on Hannity to discuss his strong disapproval of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). Bolton believed the ripple effects of the treaty would cost America “for years to come” and Tucker even described alleged liberal rationale for the treaty as “grotesque.” The START treaty, if ultimately ratified by the Russian parliament, would require the drawing down of nuclear warheads of both the U.S. and Russia over the next seven years from current levels of 2,200 each to 1,550. Tucker was first annoyed that Obama rushed the...
  • The Day I Met Chuck Yeager & Duncan L. Hunter

    12/23/2010 5:43:09 PM PST · by pissant · 54 replies
    The World is Raw ^ | Dec 19, 2010 | Rob
    Over the last couple months I have been bringing books, two sackfuls at a time to Maxwell’s House Of Books in exchange for store credit. So far, my schlepping of about 70 books has yielded a credit of $38. Yesterday I gobbled up twenty of it so I could own a copy of Duncan L. Hunter‘s new book, Victory In Iraq: How America Won. Why? Because that’s a great title and because Hunter was going to be in La Mesa, at Maxwell’s signing copies. The photo above shows Hunter signing my actual book. After he signed it we chatted for...
  • Hawaii's governor wants to reveal Obama birth info

    12/28/2010 4:03:29 PM PST · by pissant · 80 replies · 4+ views
    AP/Google ^ | 12/28/10 | staff
    HONOLULU (AP) — Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie wants to find a way to release more information about President Barack Obama's birth and dispel conspiracy theories that he was born elsewhere. Abercrombie was a friend of Obama's parents and knew him as a child, and is deeply troubled by the effort to cast doubt on the president's citizenship. The newly elected Democrat will ask the state attorney general's office and health officials about how he can make public more of Obama's birth documentation from Aug. 4, 1961, spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Tuesday.
  • Huckabee Gaining Strength In New 2012 Poll

    12/28/2010 6:54:38 PM PST · by pissant · 112 replies · 4+ views
    Fox ^ | 12/28/10 | staff
    (NewsCore) - Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has the support of more Republicans around the country than three of his potential 2012 rivals, according to a new CNN poll released Tuesday. The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll found that 67 percent of self-identified Republicans were either “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to support his candidacy in 2012. That compared with 59 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 54 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and 49 percent for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. It is the second recent poll to show momentum for Huckabee. A Public Policy Polling survey...
  • Conservative doubts still haunt Romney

    12/28/2010 6:58:59 PM PST · by pissant · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/28/10 | Aaron Guerrero
    Sooner or later the bubble had to pop. Mitt Romney has had a pretty swell time of it in 2010. The former presidential contender has been ambidextrous in his political maneuvers, carefully challenging President Obama on key economic issues that play to his own strengths as a pragmatic technocrat. The success generated by his book No Apology earlier this year seemed to verify his place as the GOP’s resident wonk. The book even won praise from detractors as a thoughtful policy manifesto. As Republicans rode a wave of voter dissatisfaction towards taking back the House, Romney faithfully played the role...
  • TRENDING: CNN 2012 Poll: Obama and Palin going in different directions?

    12/28/2010 11:51:52 AM PST · by pissant · 66 replies · 6+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/28/10 | staff
    As the start of the next presidential campaign nears, a new national poll suggests that President Barack Obama's tax-cut compromise with congressional Republicans did not hurt his standing among Democrats, while former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin may be dropping in the eyes of Republicans. According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday, 78 percent of Democrats questioned in the poll say they want to see Obama at the top of their party's ticket in 2012, with only 19 percent saying they would prefer someone else as the Democratic presidential nominee. The 19 percent figure is the lowest figure since...
  • Could Ron Paul Take Down Sarah Palin?

    12/13/2010 11:36:14 AM PST · by pissant · 128 replies · 2+ views
    NY Mag ^ | 12/13/10 | Dan Amira
    Long before the tea party movement grabbed half a dozen Senate seats, before its early proponents ever even dreamed of wearing Colonial-era garb in public, there was longtime Texas Republican Ron Paul, the one guy in Congress trying to abolish the Federal Reserve and shrink the government into near nonexistence. Paul won a devoted-bordering-on-cultish following during his 2008 presidential run, one which, obviously, didn't work out. But now Paul is telling the Times that "it’s at least 50-50" that he'll try again in 2012, and this time, with the movement built largely on his libertarian philosophy now a real force...
  • Mike Huckabee: Serious Competition for Sarah Palin in 2012

    12/13/2010 9:20:22 AM PST · by pissant · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Politcs Daily ^ | 12/13/10 | Suzi Parker
    Sarah Palin may have met her political match in Mike Huckabee. Both have been criss-crossing the country on book tours. Both hold degrees in communication. Both hunt and fish. Both use various media to hit their target audiences. But while Palin often generates anger, Huckabee takes the Will Rogers road. He has an aw-shucks demeanor, freely cracking jokes, shaking hands and chatting with the media while Palin shuns reporters. Already road-tested by a 2008 White House run, Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister, may just be the strongest GOP candidate to take on Palin in a primary and...
  • Poll: Obama leads Palin by 16 in 2012 test

    10/12/2010 10:32:49 AM PDT · by pissant · 194 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/10 | Mike Obrien
    President Obama would trounce former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) in a hypothetical match-up for the 2012 presidential election, a new poll found Tuesday. Obama leads Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate, by a 16-point margin, the Bloomberg News National Poll found. Fifty-one percent of likely voters said they would vote to reelect Obama in a hypothetical match-up against Palin, who drew the support of 35 percent of likely voters. Ten percent said they likely would not vote in an Obama-Palin contest, and 4 percent said they were not sure.
  • Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas Dancing with the Stars [WEEK 4] LATIN WEEK

    10/11/2010 8:28:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 10/11/10 | staff
    Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas Dancing with the Stars [WEEK 4] LATIN WEEK
  • Palin to team up with Steele at RNC rallies

    10/02/2010 3:19:31 PM PDT · by pissant · 246 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/10 | Pete Hamby
    <p>Washington (CNN) – Sarah Palin will join forces with Michael Steele and the Republican National Committee next month to hold a pair of fundraising rallies, according to multiple Republican sources.</p> <p>The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will team up with the RNC chairman at an event in Anaheim, California, on October 16 and in Orlando, Florida, on October 23.</p>
  • The GOP Hearts Romney, Palin, Huckabee

    09/30/2010 1:37:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies
    Reason ^ | 9/30/10 | Pete Suderman
    If Gallup’s newly-released poll looking at the GOP presidential field tells us anything about the current mood of Republican voters, it’s that despite the GOP base's much-publicized outrage over the nation's lack of fiscal restraint, they’re not terribly focused on candidates with strong records of limiting government spending. None of the top three candidates—Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee—have particularly distinguished themselves as serious government cutters. As governor of Arkansas, for example, Huckabee allowed state spending to rise by 65 percent, raised the average tax burden by 47 percent, and expanded the state’s government workforce by 20 percent. Romney,...
  • Vanity Fair On Sarah Palin: She Has A Terrible Temper, Is A Bad Tipper

    09/01/2010 8:55:54 AM PDT · by pissant · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/1/10 | Glynis MacNichol
    Two years after entering the nation’s klieg lights Sarah Palin is the subject of a detailed and sometimes scathing profile in next month’s Vanity Fair. The portrait that emerges is one of a willful, often-paranoid, sometimes vengeful woman with a terrible temper and a knack for folksy soundbites, who knows her strengths, saw her moment in the spotlight and has grabbed onto it with both hands. Or as Vanity Fair’s Michael Joseph Gross puts it “anywhere you peel back the skin of Sarah Palin’s life, a sad and moldering strangeness lies beneath.”
  • You can love Palin without wanting her to be president (Journolist Alert)

    08/30/2010 9:55:57 AM PDT · by pissant · 235 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/30/10 | Journolist Liberal Ben Smith, pissant's latest hero
    A new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll offers what is, I think, a somewhat misleading way to look at Sarah Palin. The poll finds that 59% of Americans and 40% of Republicans don't think she'd make an "effective president" -- numbers that come very close to disqualifying her even in the primary, if she chooses to run. This trouble imagining President Palin is constant across the polling since soon after she was chosen as John McCain's running mate, and it reflects both her own lack of experience and the higher bar set for a woman -- Hillary Clinton did years of...
  • Nikki Haley: Suddenly “Centrist” (another Pink(o) Elephant)

    08/18/2010 6:13:29 PM PDT · by pissant · 260 replies
    FITS NEWS ^ | 8/18/10 | Staff
    She’s met privately with backers of the University of South Carolina’s failed “Innovista” boondoggle … a RINO legislative operative who weeks ago worked feverishly to destroy her political career is now suddenly praising her “outreach” efforts … she wants to cut corporate taxes (which account for just 1.3 percent of the state budget) but not individual and small business taxes (which account for 14.1 percent of the state budget). Oh, and she wants to bring back the tax on groceries … one of several “revenue enhancements” proposed recently by a legislatively-created tax commission. Seriously … who is this woman running...
  • Sarah Palin’s confusing tweet (more inanity)

    08/19/2010 1:17:14 PM PDT · by pissant · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/19/10 | Justin Duckham
    In a tweet Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin suggested that Laura Schlessinger may have had her First Amendment rights violated in the controversy surrounding the conservative talk show host’s repeated use of the n-word. The tweet reads: “Dr.Laura:don’t retreat…reload! (Steps aside bc her 1st Amend.rights ceased 2exist thx 2activists trying 2silence”isn’t American,not fair”)” The former governor’s response is a little confusing, and not just because of her mangled syntax and excessive use of abbreviations. In February, Palin asked the White House to fire Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel over his use of the word “retarded.” She has also joined...
  • Sarah Palin: Critics are "Lying About a Sister" (Sister?)

    08/18/2010 1:57:59 PM PDT · by pissant · 51 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | 8/18/10 | Brian Montopli
    Sarah Palin has responded to a video from the pro-abortion rights group EMILY's List in which women dressed in bear costumes discuss how their "cubs" are threatened by the agenda of Palin and the candidates she supports. In a post on Facebook lauding the 90th anniversary of women's suffrage - and offering a new round of endorsements of Republican candidates - Palin complains that "I've recently come under attack for speaking up for sisters who seek to serve in public office." "The sad part is that the attack comes from other sisters who happen to be on the other side...
  • Jacksonville Journal: Sluggish ticket sales move Palin event to smaller theater (ROFL)

    08/18/2010 2:01:37 PM PDT · by pissant · 108 replies
    Jacksonville Times Union ^ | 8/18/10 | staff
    Slow ticket sales have bumped Sarah Palin's appearance next week in Jacksonville to a smaller venue. "An Evening of Hope with Sarah Palin" was moved from the 2,936-seat Moran Theater to the 609-seat Terry Theater. Both are part of the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. The event is a fundraiser for Heroic Media, a faith-based nonprofit group that helps women facing unexpected pregnancy. It is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26. Mark Nelson, Florida director for Heroic Media, said the event was moved to the Terry Theatre because there weren't enough tickets sold to hold it...
  • Is Palin too moderate?

    08/18/2010 2:16:15 PM PDT · by pissant · 159 replies · 2+ views
    MSLSD ^ | 8/18/10 | staff
    Domenico Montanaro writes: Sarah Palin's apparently not principled enough for Iraq vet Jesse Kelly, who's running for the GOP nomination in Arizona's eighth congressional district. Check out these videos (hat tip: Tucson Weekly via Real Clear's Scott Conroy). The primary in Arizona takes place Tuesday. An internecine Tea Party fight is not what the GOP needs if it is going to put its best candidate forward to defeat vulnerable incumbent Gabrielle Giffords.
  • TRENDING: Palin goes 0-for-2 on primary night

    08/18/2010 11:09:45 AM PDT · by pissant · 140 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/18/10 | staff
    t hasn't been the greatest of months for Sarah Palin when it comes to her political star power. The two candidates Palin backed in Tuesday's primaries lost their bids, making the former Alaska governor 0-for-5 when it comes to endorsements this month. In Washington State, Palin had backed Tea Party activist Clint Didier in his bid for the Senate over businessman Dino Rossi, the favorite of national Republicans. In making her endorsement of Didier last May, Palin said the Tea Party favorite had "inspired" her, and hailed him as a "patriot running for U.S. Senate to serve his state &...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks Guests: Should Sarah Palin Actually ‘Butt Out’ Of Primaries?

    08/12/2010 2:18:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 86 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/12/10 | staff
    Is the Sarah Palin backlash beginning? Unlikely, but this remark from Rep. Jack Kingston on “America’s Morning News” radio show this morning is further evidence that the GOP is far from united behind the former Gov. of Alaska. Kingston told the hosts that he wished Palin would “butt out of primary races” because “what she is doing is dividing the Republican party at a time when we don’t need to be divided.” Of course, one might argue it’s that very division that Palin has used to her best advantage. Or that she has done a good job creating the perception...
  • Jack Kingston: Sarah Palin should ‘butt out’ of state races

    08/11/2010 11:59:32 AM PDT · by pissant · 139 replies · 1+ views
    AJC ^ | 8/11/10 | Jim Galloway
    On “America’s Morning News” – a web-based talk show sponsored by Human Events – U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston was drawn into a discussion of Georgia’s Republican runoff for governor. Would you have preferred that Sarah Palin butt out of it, Kingston was asked? “I wish she will,” Kingston said. But never mind the grammar – it was live radio. He continued: “Because what’s she’s doing is dividing the Republican party at a time when we don’t need to be divided. “Because in a case like this, really what people were saying – ‘Well, she’s endorsing Karen Handel because she’s a...
  • Palin's hot streak goes cold

    08/11/2010 1:09:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 124 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/11/10 | Andy Barr
    For a time, it seemed that Sarah Palin was on a hot streak. Her Republican primary endorsements were generally winners as she racked up favors, praise and credit for the results in across the country. There's still no doubt that a Palin endorsement raises a candidate's profile, significantly. But now, after a string of defeats for Palin endorsees, the question has to be asked: Was Palin’s brand really so strong that she was swinging primaries in her favor? “I have said pretty consistently that these endorsements are fairly meaningless,” said Republican strategist John Feehery. “They were meaningless when Palin was...
  • Palin Supports Law of the Sea Treaty (Palin's Greatest Hits 2008)

    08/10/2010 5:29:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 115 replies
    AIPNews ^ | Oct 15, 2008 | Keith Porter
    For those who don't know, the Law of the Sea Treaty was rejected by Ronald Reagan, but revived by GW Bush. It constitutes a HUGE grant of power over most of the earth's surface to the United Nations. It also creates the first global taxing authority, with power vested in an unelected bunch of international bureaucrats.
  • Duncan Hunter Slams Proposition 8 Ruling for Subverting the Will of the People

    08/04/2010 4:46:00 PM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies
    FreeRepublic via AT&T | 8/4/10 | Duncan Hunter/AJM
    AJM: Today the Judge in the California Proposition 8 court case, just now, overturned the will of the people on prop 8. DH: You have GOT to be kidding. AJM: No, I’m not, though I’m sure it will be appealed. DH: What on earth was his basis? We amended the darn constitution! First, we vote that it is only one man – one woman. Then they say, “no, the state constitution overrules you”. Then we say fine, we’ll amend the constitution! AJM: Yep. Let me see if I can find it real quick what his reasoning was. Here it is....
  • In endorsement battle, score one for DeMint over Palin

    08/04/2010 1:02:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/4/10 | Staff
    This time a Sarah Palin endorsement wasn't enough for victory. But score another win for Sen. Jim DeMint. Rep. Todd Tiahrt was edged out by Rep. Jerry Moran in a battle between two conservative congressmen for the Republican Senate nomination in Kansas. Moran is now considered the overwhelming favorite in November's general election to succeed GOP Sen. Sam Brownback, who is running for Kansas governor rather than for re-election to Congress. Tiahrt was endorsed by the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee in June. In a Facebook post, Palin said Tiahrt was "a protector of our Constitution,...