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  • Et tu, Cheney? Cheney disses Sarah Palin on ‘This Week’; Media now fawns over Cheney

    07/29/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 50 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 07/29/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    As if former Vice President Dick Cheney is ever anything but candid. That’s just the media’s way of now swooning over Dick Cheney, a man members of the media demonized for years. Their unhinged hatred of Sarah Palin over-rides all that, you see. [SNIP] When the media swoons over Dick Cheney, you know there is an ulterior motive. You know, like a distraction from Obama’s abysmal record. They are water-carriers to the end!
  • Trump Takes Hatchet to Santorum

    02/20/2012 9:45:52 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 103 replies
    FOX 8 Cleveland ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | By Gregory Wallace, CNN
    Donald Trump demonstrated Monday that he has no qualms about going after one of Mitt Romney’s chief rivals, Rick Santorum. “There’s nothing — there’s no gift, no Christmas gift, that could be given better than Rick Santorum to the Democrats,” Trump said in a radio interview which aired in Michigan. Democrats, he continued, “are just salivating at that. And, you know, I don’t think they believe it’s going to happen. But boy, would they like it to happen because that would be an easy election.”
  • Lying about Reagan to get Romney elected

    01/27/2012 10:30:07 AM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 27, 2012 at 12:45pm | William A. Jacobson
    I have been pounding the keyboard all week about the lies and distortions of the Romney campaign and supporters about Newt’s record of support for Ronald Reagan. These allegations were played out by the Romney campaign and on Drudge, and did serious damage to Newt, both substantively and by forcing Newt to get off message. I was highly suspicious of several accounts, including that by Elliot Abrams, regarding a speech by Newt in 1986. That article in National Review gave rise to this notorious Drudge headline:
  • Mitt Romney's Lies

    01/27/2012 10:49:58 AM PST · by Red Steel · 22 replies
    US News ^ | January 12, 2012 | Robert Schlesinger
    From '100,000 new jobs' to Obama's jobs record to his first name, Mitt Romney has a truth problem As his briefly front-running campaign sunk in the polls under relentless punishment from Mitt Romney's "super PAC" allies in the days before the Iowa caucuses, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich caused a brief stir by matter-of-factly telling a TV interviewer that Romney is a "liar." "Why are you saying he's a liar?" his apparently shocked interlocutor pressed. The notion that Mitt Romney routinely makes statements lacking a factual basis should not come as a surprise to anyone who has followed the campaign....
  • What's with Ann Coulter?

    01/26/2012 5:00:02 AM PST · by Jerrybob · 156 replies
    1/26/12 | self
    What's with these talking heads, Ann Coulter especially, and their vitriol against Newt? I've always liked Ann, she is SO conservative; now she's pitching for Romney and slamming -- really slamming -- Newt. I don't get it.
  • Newt Gingrich Three wives='No Moral Imperative'vs.Mitt Romney Bain & USA's Riteousness-John Roco-ZOT

    01/21/2012 1:11:04 PM PST · by John Roco · 55 replies
    Youtube ^ | Saturday January 21, 2012 | John Roco
    John Roco argues that a pattern of increasing power enabling access to a female 'of more desire to him' has defined Newt Gingrich for the election, debates, presidential race of 2012, as well as leaving a wife when she was 'baggage' of being ill, and seemingly not to serve his purposes. John Roco also argues of Newt Gingrich's attack ability at debates, whether South Carolina, Florida or future, actually becomes an extreme deficit of one who would want to be leader of our nation, needing to 'contain' outbursts and expressions of ego empowerment. Admiral Patrick Walsh is mentioned as one...
  • Mitt Romney stays above the fray in debate

    01/08/2012 8:11:57 AM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/8/12 | Richard S. Dunham,Carla Marinucci, Hearst Newspapers
    The five Republicans candidates trying to emerge as the alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney engaged in fratricidal combat on a stage at St. Anselm College Saturday night as the former Massachusetts governor aimed his political barbs at President Obama. With just days remaining before New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday, the candidates trailing Romney in the polls decided to battle each other for second place rather than focus on the candidate running far ahead of them in the polls. Romney smiled as the other candidates attacked each other and defended his record against occasional, mild criticism from GOP rivals. But...
  • Newt Gingrich Responds To Glenn Beck (He doesn't deny being a progressive)

    12/12/2011 9:09:39 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 162 replies
    WGIR AM 610 and 96.7 the Wave with Host Paul Westcott ^ | December 12th | Newt Gingrich(Audio)
    when you're talking about Glenn Beck now he actually, the other day, called you a progressive on FOX Business channel. What do you say to that sort of claim?" Gingrich: "I don't know. It depends on what standard you're using, you know? The fact is I balanced the budget for four consecutive years. And we did so by cutting taxes and increasing employment so people went back to work, they left welfare, they left food stamps, they left unemployment, they left Medicaid. Who else has that record of achievement? I worked with Reagan in '79, '80. I worked with Reagan...
  • The GOP’s death wish (Newt)

    12/09/2011 6:18:16 PM PST · by TBBT · 61 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/9/2011 | Kathleen Parker
    “Anybody but Mitt” has become a familiar mantra throughout the Republican primary campaign. It is also weird and self-defeating. Republicans apparently want to nominate anyone except the one person who can defeat Barack Obama. And for all the strangest reasons: One: He’s changed his mind. True. He changed his mind, thus becoming more conservative. Two: He’s too perfect. Three: You can’t drink beer with him. Whatever. The result of these petty obsessions has been a pathological flirtation with a parade of lesser candidates who could replace Romney. This parade has persisted despite polls consistently showing Romney as the most likely...
  • Karl Rove Tries To Sabotage Newt’s Iowa Surge

    12/06/2011 4:57:29 PM PST · by TBBT · 52 replies
    TPM ^ | 12/6/2011 | PEMA LEVY
    Karl Rove isn’t officially affiliated with any of the GOP candidates, but if you listen to him, it’s becoming increasingly clear he has a favorite. We’re not the first to notice, but Karl Rove seems firmly in the Mitt Romney camp. What’s more, he’s goes on TV a lot to lob attacks at just about every other candidate. Rove has taken a stab at just about every candidate other than Romney, and on Tuesday it was Newt Gingrich’s turn. With multiple polls showing Newt Gingrich surging in Iowa, Rove took to Fox News, to undermined the former speaker: “If in...
  • Karl Rove on O'Reilly slamming Cain ... again!

    10/31/2011 5:15:45 PM PDT · by disraeligears · 117 replies · 1+ views
    Rove is again slamming Cain (practically begging that folks demand from the National Restaurant Assoc. disclose documents) and then vigorously defends Romney against Plouffe's attack) It is transparent that he is a shill for Romney. I am getting sick of Fox repeatedly putting this jerk front and center to not so subtly attack Cain. F'em.
  • Herman Cain: Karl Rove is trying to destroy me

    10/24/2011 12:04:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | 24 Oct 2011 | y MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Herman Cain pushed back hard at Karl Rove's recitation of his recent campaign fumbles and miscues - which he presented on a whiteboard on Fox News this morning - and accused the operative of trying to do him intentional damage in a Byron York interview: "It's a good thing the voters are not looking at Karl Rove's little whiteboard," Cain said in a phone conversation from a stop in Chicago Monday afternoon. "I believe it is a deliberate attempt to damage me because I am not, quote unquote, the establishment choice. But why not go with the choice that the...
  • Q&A with Palin Advisor-Turned-Novelist Nicolle Wallace (The RINO's Triple Down)

    10/05/2011 12:37:45 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 55 replies
    Time ^ | 10/05/11 | Claire Suddath
    Well, first let me just say that the novel is by no means meant to build a case against Sarah Palin. However, to the extent that the people around [the fictional vice president] Tara watched in this troubled state of confusion, despair and helplessness as she flailed around — that was something I experienced. Palin vacillated between extraordinary highs on the campaign stage — she ignited more enthusiasm than our side had seen at any other point — to debilitating lows. She was often withdrawn, uncommunicative and incapable of performing even the most basic tasks required of her job as...
  • "TOKYO ROVE" STRIKES AGAIN

    08/24/2011 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 73 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | Anthony James
    TOKYO ROVE” STRIKES AGAIN© 2011 by Anthony James Sour Grapes Karl Just Can’t Help Himself. As former president Ronald Reagan would say, “There you go again, Karl.” On Wednesday evening on Greta Van Susteren’s top-rated FOX TV news and talk show, “On The Record,” former Bush political adviser and the man euphemistically referred to as “The Architect” for his alleged contributions to George W. Bush’s winning campaign strategies in 2000 and 2004, Karl Rove just inexplicably and repeatedly soiled himself in front of the American public again and again. Greta had asked him why he felt it was that the...
  • Sarah Palin, un-trending

    08/12/2011 11:15:09 PM PDT · by TomServo · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/12/2011 | Kathleen Parker
    The latest trend in the media world is “trending.” That is, monitoring what people are buzzing about and directing coverage accordingly. Just as the unspoken sometimes reveals more than the spoken, what’s not trending suggests more than what’s trending. In all the many thousands of words written in the immediate aftermath of the Republican debate in Iowa, two words were scarce: Sarah Palin.
  • Rove: Migraine story "big challenge" for Bachmann [calls for med record release]

    07/20/2011 9:37:37 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/20/11
    "For the Bachmann campaign, this is the first big challenge. It's evidence of what happens when you jump up into the top ring of these polls, and the kind of scrutiny that you get. It's going to be important for her to get her doctors out there quickly to provide medical records and to provide the reassurance that people are going to want to have that this is not a serious issue."
  • Michele Bachmann is more viable than Sarah Palin (So say the jourbalists)

    06/29/2011 12:37:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Sarah Palin was in Iowa Tuesday. Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy there on Monday. For reporters, that's a coincidence impossible to resist; scads of stories are being produced comparing the two women. Comparisons between Palin and Bachmann are, at one level, apt. Both are women who align most closely with social conservatives. Both are outspoken defenders of their chosen causes whose rhetoric occasionally gets them into hot water. But over the past few months, Bachmann has proven she is different in important ways from Palin - differences that make her the more viable of the two when it comes to...
  • Bachmann says never 'a cross word' with Palin

    06/27/2011 7:26:15 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 95 replies
    Polutico ^ | Monday June 27, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    CBN's David Brody interview Michele Bachmann in Iowa tonight, where she insists she 'likes' Sarah Palin and downplays reports, including by POLITICO, about jockeying between the two women: Brody: “Set the record straight with us on your relationship with Sarah Palin because the media wants to pit you, if not pit you against Sarah Palin they certainly want to compare you two. And I’m wondering how you see it specifically as it relates to Governor Palin.”Bachmann: “I like her a lot. We’re friends. I have great admiration for her, great respect for her, and we’ve never had a cross word...
  • Game On:Michelle Bachmann Is For Real

    06/14/2011 2:07:48 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 19 replies
    Ward World ^ | 06/14/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    It is always quite amusing to hear the pundit class talk about the respective electability of the G.O.P. candidates for President. Sarah Palin is routinely ridiculed by the punditocracy largely because she's not part of the club. Last evening's debate was an intriguing forum with telling results. All of the candidates look good and no one made a fatal mistake. Here is my assessment of the candidates. Herman Cain started strong and speaks forcefully on the economic issues,however he loses his step on matters outside his greatest strength. He lacked specifics for all his passion and that is something he...
  • Romney, Bachmann dominate gracious GOP debate

    06/13/2011 11:04:25 PM PDT · by South40 · 75 replies
    Mitt Romney easily survived his first debate of the 2012 primary with barely a nick to his early frontrunner status. Tarred as a flip-flopping phony during his 2008 White House bid, Romney looked at ease during the two-hour live forum, and none of his lesser-known rivals made him squirm. Eager to make pleasing first impressions on a national audience, they all passed when handed opportunities to attack Romney. A picture of the former Massachusetts governor and corporate executive in an open-collared shirt and tie -- posted on Twitter just minutes before the debate in an obvious attempt at campaign image-making...
  • Bachmann: 'Respect and admiration' for Palin

    06/08/2011 12:10:22 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday June 8, 2011 | Maggie Harbinger
    An adviser to Rep. Michele Bachmann sends over this fairly ruffles-smoothing statement:   “The Congresswoman has nothing but admiration and respect for Governor Palin. The two enjoy a good friendship, and Rep. Bachmann looks forward to working with the Governor for the common goal of making sure President Obama is a one-term President.”
  • Don't doom GOP's chance to win in 2012

    06/06/2011 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | David Frum
    So Obama could lose if -- and here's the big if -- Republicans do not blow the opportunity by presenting themselves as Medicare-annihilating racist maniacs... Tea Party conservatives complain that Republicans who advocate restraint, responsibility and moderation do so in order to be nice to Obama. That's utterly upside down. Restraint, responsibility and moderation are indispensable to the defeat of President Obama. It is Tea Party conservatism itself that is Obama's last, best hope for a second term.
  • Tea Party to Back Any GOP Nominee— Including Romney [according to self-appointed tea party "leader"]

    06/04/2011 10:25:45 PM PDT · by LibFreeOrDie · 264 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2011 | Lexi Stemple
    The Tea Party will support whoever wins the GOP presidential nomination - - even if that person is former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. That's the affirmative word from Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer.
  • David Frum Pretty Upset the Media’s Covering Governor Palin and Ignoring Mitt Romney.

    06/01/2011 5:07:56 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Conservatives4palin ^ | Wednesday June 1, 2011 | Doug Brady
    Cry me a river: Sarah Palin has mesmerized the cable shows by revving a bus and riding a Harley.[...] Meanwhile, the man who was and is the actual front-runner in the Republican presidential race rates barely a mention in the media commentary.I’m talking about Mitt Romney of course, the former governor of Massachusetts who has polled first in almost every Republican presidential preference poll since January 2009. Yet somehow the commentariat will not believe it.It’s truly amazing anyone still listens to this moron, but his musings do undeniably provide comic relief.  A few days ago I observed him on TV (can’t...
  • Palin might not get Huck's backers (They're in a panic!)

    05/18/2011 1:56:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 18, 2011 | Christian Heinze, founder GOP12 (Gay Group)
    Mike Huckabee’s supporters might not rush to the side of Sarah Palin, despite the conventional wisdom that she’ll be the key beneficiary of his decision not to run for president next year. Both the former governor of Arkansas and former governor of Alaska are populist Republicans with strong evangelical credentials. Yet there are some significant differences between the two that suggest Huckabee supporters might not flock to Palin en masse. Style Palin’s and Huckabee’s rhetorical styles couldn’t be more different. Palin mocks her Democratic opponents; Huckabee tends to engage them and look for common ground. When first lady Michelle Obama...
  • Is Sarah Palin Getting Trumped?

    04/20/2011 1:29:38 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 46 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/20/2011 | Myra Adams
    According to the latest polls, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s political popularity trajectory is heading south. It was inevitable given our 24/7 fame-obsessed culture which feeds on new personalities and controversy to fuel the celebrity media machine. Once Sarah Palin resigned from her office as Alaska governor, she left that respected “higher platform” reserved for our elected leaders and crossed over into celebrity jungle. There, she willingly subjected herself to the unforgiving forces of media pop culture, where the masses are easily bored. And now, without a new hit show, movie, book, clothing line, charity cause, or fragrance, Palin is...
  • Club for Growth blasts Trump

    04/18/2011 8:31:42 AM PDT · by Clairity · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 18, 2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    The Club for Growth, an influential anti-spending group, is warning its followers that potential presidential candidate Donald Trump is a wolf in sheep's clothing - calling him just another "tax-hiking liberal" and a "king of protectionism" who doesn't deserve conservative support in the next election. Mr. Trump has flirted with a presidential bid for several weeks, leveling stiff criticism of the Obama administration and riding doubts about the president's birth certificate, reviving the so-called "birther" controversy that many have considered a dead issue.
  • The Trouble With Romney

    04/17/2011 8:39:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    Mr. L's Tavern ^ | 17 APRIL 2011 | Mr.L's Tavern
    The Trouble With Romney I read the New York Post this morning and, reluctantly, the weekly Peggy Noonan column. Noonan is a centrist RINO who thinks she represents mainstream American conservative thinking because she wrote speeches for Ronald Reagan over thirty years ago. You can read her article titled “Obama Can Lose” here: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/obama_can_lose_XyLH4VsgHAHvWQlmzrdGRJ?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME The traitorous Noonan—who supported, shrilled and voted for Obama in 2008—writes that even if the economy turns around, inflation calms and mid east unrest subsides, Obama will lose in 2012. According this shrill, the only way Obama will win is if the GOP fails to “nominate,...
  • Glenn Beck Not Convinced Sarah Palin Should Be President, But She’d Be ‘A Great Neighbor’

    04/11/2011 2:47:18 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 139 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite.com ^ | 04/11/2011 | Matt Schneider
    Glenn Beck today on his radio show revealed his wish list for who should be America’s next President. Beck’s dream ticket consists of Republican Congressman Allen West as President, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann for Vice-President and Congressman Ron Paul as Treasury Secretary. Most surprising was who Beck left off his list: Sarah Palin. Beck was eager to praise West for his strong military background and willingness to take responsibility and said “I love Michele Bachmann,” since she refuses to compromise on her values. However, it seems Palin no longer makes the cut, which is certainly a dramatic turn of events from...
  • David Frum truly is a disgraceful, petty, Palin-obsessed Washington-insider. (Mark Levin)

    03/22/2011 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 37 replies
    Mark Levin's Facebook Page ^ | March 22, 2011 | Mark Levin
    Here's a part of his post at CNN, where he is apparently a regular contributor, which makes the point: "Ben Smith in Politico reports that the trip was booked through a Christian tour operator. But the real news is who did not book the trip: the Republican Jewish Coalition, the group that brought George W. Bush to Israel in 1998, Mitt Romney in 2007, Haley Barbour in 2011, and many other presidential hopefuls beside. "Very likely you have never heard of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But then again, you probably are not seeking the Republican presidential nomination. If you were...
  • Palin has path to win, Republican warns (Don't you love that title?)

    03/14/2011 9:46:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | March 14, 2011 | Alexander Mooney
    Prominent New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg says that Sarah Palin just might have a clearer path to the Republican presidential nomination next year than commonly understood – an event he warns would lead to President Obama's clear reelection. Gregg, the former senator and governor of the Granite State, says the muddled GOP presidential field means it's more likely than ever there won't be a clear consensus candidate before the party's nominating convention in August of 2012. If that happens, says Gregg, Palin and her army of supporters might have the upper hand when it comes to settling on a presidential...
  • How Karl Rove Is Revving Up for a Comeback (isn't afraid to confront Palin, Rush and likes Jeb)

    02/28/2011 1:03:48 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 117 replies
    NY MAGAZINE ^ | Monday February 28, 2011 | Joe Hanas
    He’s just getting started. As he positions himself as Republican kingmaker in 2012, Rove is trying to make sense of a post-Bush party, one riven by ideological schisms and splintered into a dozen or more potential Republican nominees. To take back power and reestablish his dream of a permanent Republican majority (“Durable,” he now corrects. “I never said permanent”), Rove must carefully negotiate a new media world revolutionized by Sarah Palin and bring order to a restive party upended and realigned by tea- party populists, who view Rove as the elitist Machiavellian who once played them like a Stradivarius for...
  • Sen. Scott Brown: I’ll back Mitt Romney for president in 2012

    02/23/2011 5:24:46 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 57 replies
    Boston Herald via AP ^ | February 23, 2011 | Associated Press
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said he has no plans to run for president next year, but will support Mitt Romney if the former Republican Massachusetts governor jumps in the race.
  • Scott Brown rejects Tea Party, says it’s not productive to criticize Obama

    02/22/2011 4:06:47 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 83 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 22, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Scott Brown rejects Tea Party, says it’s not productive to criticize Obama. When Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts was elected to serve the remainder of the term of the deceased Ted Kennedy last year, conservatives had decent hopes for him. After all, Brown nationalized his election battle by saying that he would vote against Obamacare. That pledge brought him huge support from the Tea Party, which worked hard to help him get elected. Since then, however, Brown has revealed himself to be what he truly is: a RINO Republican who does much of the Democrats’ bidding. With that in mind,...
  • Keene steps down as American Conservative Union Chairman the night before CPAC

    02/09/2011 7:20:02 PM PST · by STARWISE · 118 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2-9-11 | Steve Nelson
    David Keene, the longtime chairman of the American Conservative Union, stepped down on Wednesday as the leader of the organization, one day ahead of the first of its annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Keene had chaired the organization since 1984 and will still preside over the annual conservative gathering. His impending exit had been anticipated, but not the timing. Al Cardenas was selected to succeed Keene. Cardenas was born in Cuba in 1948, and has been a player in conservative politics since the Reagan presidency. “I look forward to taking advantage of the new energies we see today in...
  • Seeing red, PAC is down on Scott Brown

    01/31/2011 6:22:45 AM PST · by izzatzo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 01/31/11 | Jim McElhatton
    The National Republican Trust spent nearly $100,000 last year to help Scott Brown win the U.S. Senate seat of the late Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, but now the conservative political group wishes it had that money back to help kick Mr. Brown out of office.
  • David Frum Reacts To Hannity’s Palin Interview: “She Should Stop Talking Now” (Mythbot)

    01/17/2011 9:57:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 17, 2011 | Frances Martel
    Perhaps anticipating that the media would begin ripping Sarah Palin’s interview with Sean Hannity earlier tonight underestimated the speed of the news cycle. Less than an hour later and a network away, Palin’s fellow conservative David Frum responded to her comments with a good-natured plea for her to just “stop talking now.” On MSNBC’s The Last Word, Lawrence O’Donnell noted that he would have wanted to hear Palin explain the difficulty of finding an appropriate timing to respond to the attacks on her, introducing the review of her performance on Hannity without deeply analyzing any particular part of it. Frum...
  • Sen. Brown: Forget ‘itty-bitty’ R at end of name (Why did I donate to him?!?)

    01/17/2011 2:04:30 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 85 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/17/11 | Hillary Chabot
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said this morning he’ll take part in the bipartisan seating at President Obama’s State of the Union address, urging that people need to move past the “itty-bitty letter” signifying he’s a Republican at the end of his name.
  • GOP Strategist: Palin Prolonged the Polarization and Prolonged the Country's Misery

    01/14/2011 2:39:11 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 111 replies
    Hot Air Pundit ^ | January 14, 2011 | Hot Air Pundit
    Andrea Michell is discussing Sarah Palin (what a surprise) with Democrat David Bonier and Republican strategist Vin Weber, here's the video of Weber. ------- MITCHELL: "She had the choice of when to speak and the tone. and one has to wonder why doesn't she have a wider circling of advisers. i don't know any political strategist of a national campaign, republican or democrat who thinks that was a smart thing to do. VIN WEBER: "Well, we really don't know who advises her. She's quite isolated from what you might think of as the Republican establishment. No one is quite sure...
  • Sarah Palin proves -- again -- that she is a terrible politician (Must've hit a nerve!)

    01/12/2011 2:04:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | January 12, 2011 | Stephen Stromberg
    Sarah Palin didn't retreat. She reloaded. And she proved, again, that she is a ruinously incompetent politician. Over the weekend, liberal pundits overeagerly speculated that she may have inspired the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). After learning more about alleged shooter Jared Loughner, many of those same commentators restrained their criticism of the former Alaska governor, and polls showed that Americans are skeptical of any connection. People recognized Palin had been unfairly implicated in the Arizona massacre. She didn't even have to mention it in her response to the tragedy and the resulting debate. Everyone would have been thinking...
  • GOP Consultant: Smart Republican Opponents Hope Palin Runs [Bushie McRomney-ite]

    12/28/2010 11:18:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 4+ views
    National Public Radio's The Two-Way ^ | December 28, 2010 | Mark Memmott
    As some like to say, the 2012 presidential campaign began the day after the 2010 midterm elections. And with the bulk of the action on the Republican side as contenders start lining up to challenger President Obama, it's not too soon to start speculating about who's most likely going to be at the top of the GOP ticket. Republican strategist Mike Murphy has worked on the campaigns of Sen. John McCain, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and others. He tells Morning Edition guest host Linda Wertheimer that Romney and current Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels now...
  • TLC and why Palin will never be president -- part 2 [liberal propaganda zot]

    12/12/2010 10:23:04 AM PST · by earlJam · 342 replies · 4+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/12/10
    TLC and why Palin will never be president -- part 2 Last week I wrote a piece pegged to tonight's TLC pairing of Kate Gosselin and Sarah Palin on Palin's "Alaska" reality TV series. The core of my commentary was that Palin will never be president because she has sold herself too cheap to low-rent reality-TV venues like TLC, and now she is being perceived as another one of the channel's freak moms like Kate Gosselin or the women on the series "I Didn't Know I was Pregant." As the title so coyly suggests, that shows features women who gave...
  • Karl Rove: Sarah Palin not a ‘front-runner’ for 2012

    12/07/2010 9:46:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The State Column ^ | December 8, 2010
    Former presidential adviser Karl Rove said Tuesday that the race for the Republican Party presidential nomination is wide open. “There is no front-runner in Iowa; there’s no front-runner in America,” Rove said on Fox News. “We should welcome that.” Since November, Mr. Rove has made similar comments during his speaking tours. He has openly criticized a number of Republican nominees, including Republican Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell. Ms. O’Donnell eventually lost to Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Coons. He noted that recent polls show four candidates who are consistently ahead. Among those included likely include former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin,...
  • Rumblings of Discontent — on Palin

    12/03/2010 6:21:37 AM PST · by Uncledave · 124 replies · 2+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | 12/3/2010 | Mike Potemra
    When I see the fervor of Sarah Palin’s fans — and by no means just those who swell the adoring crowds who go to her public appearances — I am convinced that the question is not, “How can she win the GOP nomination?” but “How can she not win it?” When you have anywhere between five and fifteen GOP candidates, all expressing basically the same conservative views, how can anyone other than the only one with the passionate fan base possibly win? And yet: Reading between the lines of what conservative-movement people are saying and writing, there is a great deal...
  • Kathleen Parker Threatens to Leave CNN Show

    12/01/2010 6:48:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies · 2+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 01 Dec 2010 | Jim Meyers
    Eliot Spitzer’s CNN co-host Kathleen Parker is so furious about Spitzer’s on-air domination that she is threatening to leave their nightly show. Parker went so far as to storm off the set of the “Parker Spitzer” show Eliot, Spitzer, CNN, Kathleen, Parkerduring a recent pre-taping, according to the New York Post. She did return to finish the segment, however.
  • Nicolle Wallace: 'Heaven Forbid' Palin Becomes President

    12/01/2010 8:51:34 AM PST · by Mozilla · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/1/10 | Mark Finkelstein
    It's no secret that [Nicolle] Wallace is no fan of Sarah Palin. But the former Bush communications director and McCain campaign aide perhaps took things to another level with her attack on Palin on today's Morning Joe. Wallace was on to comment on Joe Scarborough's astonishing claim of yesterday, noted here, that "all" conservatives and talk radio hosts with whom he's spoken are harshly critical of Palin off the record, but are afraid to express their views publicly. Wallace opined that if it ever looked as if Palin were close to copping the Republican presidential nomination, many GOP leaders who...
  • Co-host spittin' mad over Spitzer (Elitist Kathleen Parker Faux Conservative FAIL)

    12/01/2010 4:42:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 55 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/1/10 | TARA PALMERI
    Eliot Spitzer's TV sidekick is so fed up with playing second fiddle to the hooker-loving ex-gov that she's threatening to walk, sources told The Post yesterday. Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker actually stormed off the set of the "Parker Spitzer" show during a pre-taping a few weeks ago -- furious that her co-host is continually allowed to take charge of their nightly CNN chat-fest, the insiders said. Although still fuming, Parker did return to wrap up the segment, they said. But she's angry that the show's producers are allegedly doing nothing to play up her strengths on the ailing show,...
  • Rove: Sarah Palin Needs To Show She Can "Unify" Republicans

    11/26/2010 2:02:46 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 132 replies
    Karl Rove discusses Sarah Palin's book tour and a possible presidential run. Palin will be doing three book tour events in Iowa, which Rove calls a "smart move." "She's got a problem with Independents and she has a problem with Democrats," Rove said about Palin's rating with these groups.
  • Frum: The Palin piano dangles over Republican future (Country Clubber Flop Sweat Alert)

    11/23/2010 11:46:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The National Post ^ | November 23, 2010 | David Frum
    A journalist yesterday asked me a thought-provoking question: Why does Sarah Palin command so much media attention? By most measures, she currently stands about equal in the Republican field alongside Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and only a little ahead of Newt Gingrich. Yet the cable shows do not erupt when Mitt Romney makes a speech. Newt Gingrich is on Twitter almost every day, but his messages don’t make news. So why Palin? Five guesses. 1) She polarizes. Modern media culture favors contrast and conflict. Sarah Palin serves both up by the bucketful. Most presidential candidates present themselves as gracious and...
  • A Reply to Mona Charen’s "Why Sarah Palin Shouldn’t Run"

    11/21/2010 12:52:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies
    Human Events ^ | November 21, 2010 | Jedediah Bila
    In a National Review Online column on November 19, Mona Charen provided an explanation of why she believes Sarah Palin shouldn’t run for President. She argued that after the 2008 campaign, Palin “quit her job as governor after two and a half years…and seemed to chase money and empty celebrity.” She asserted that “Palin seems consumed and obsessed” by the media, labeled Palin’s new TLC show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, a “cheesy entrant in the reality-show genre,” and took issue with the fact that Sarah and Todd sit in the Dancing with the Stars audience “cheering on their unwed-mother daughter.” She...