Skip to comments.Sarah Palin and the End of an Era: Split from FNC highlights fade of Tea Party as well as her own
Posted on 01/27/2013 11:43:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The news that Sarah Palin will no longer be a paid contributor to Fox News puts an exclamation point on the end of an era, or at least a chapter, in U.S. political history. She could land somewhere else, and she still has her Facebook friends, but its hard to imagine shell find a more visible or influential platform than Fox.
The former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee has been fading from the scene for some time, as she inadvertently highlighted when she complained on Facebook during the Republican convention in August that the network had canceled her scheduled interviews that night. Her brother, Chuck Heath Jr., told Alan Colmes last week on Fox Radio that his sister is kind of laying low right now, though he wouldnt or couldnt say when asked why.
Once the face of an energetic and politically potent Tea Party movement, Palin is leaving Fox at a time when polls show the Tea Party at an all-time low in both membership and favorability. Her departure also coincides with calls by some leading Republicans for their party to stop saying things that erode the GOP brand and turn off voters in droves.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said bluntly this week at a Republican National Committee meeting in Charlotte that the GOP needs to stop being the stupid party, and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said he agreed. The two were talking in particular about losing Senate candidates Todd Akin of Missouri and Richard Mourdock of Indiana, both of whom made inflammatory (and in Akins case, flagrantly ignorant) comments about rape.
But Palin, with her flamboyant rhetoric, has stoked her own disproportionate share of controversies. This is the woman who, after all, coined the term death panels to describe discussions between patients and physicians...
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A beautiful woman and a true patriot.
Um, Jill .... my guess is that Sarah is ‘reloading’. On Fox, she was preaching to the choir so you’re really not going to like it when she starts going to work on you Lefties. Something else .... keep thinking the Tea Party is ‘fading’ .... we love it when the enemedia gets ambushed by their own stupidity.
“If you want to know how depraved a culture is; take a look at it’s women...”
And whom did Sarah Palin endorse in Missouri? Was it maybe ... Sarah Steelman? As for Indiana, I put that one on the doorstep of former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, and for his losing touch with the base of the party. I’m surprised the National Journal didn’t blame our failures to pick up Senate seats in Montana and North Dakota on Palin, not to speak of Romney’s failure to defeat Obama.
I definitely see what you mean.
I can’t take credit; it was a quote from my pastor...
or rhetorically FLAMBOYANT /s
At this moment Jill Lawrence probably has a Sarah Palin voodoo doll and is sticking pins in it. And she probably has a Tea Party Gadsden flag on a wall and throws darts at it in her spare time.
Besides which and such, FOX News has no more relationship to the tea party movement than MSLSD or any of the rest of the LSM drones. Puh-leeeeez, lamer lib National Journal lady. Get a clue.
I am gonna owe somebody a keyboard and screen this morning...:-)
“...The news that Sarah Palin will no longer be a paid contributor to Fox News puts an exclamation point on the end of an era, or at least a chapter, in U.S. political history. She could land somewhere else, and she still has her Facebook friends, but its hard to imagine shell find a more visible or influential platform than Fox.... “
Meet Jill...formerly Jack?
This was arranged by the GOPe comprising Rove, Romney, Powell
and the other Soros-Obama plants.
As far as the TEA party movement goes, it is in fact in some disarray now, mostly at the hands of the corrupt, crooked, GOP-E, which fought it harder than the Rats. Since Palin chose not to run, it did not have any real leaders to coalesce around, and was successfully infiltrated by GOP-E hacks and operatives, who then tried to direct its energy to Team Romney. I remember some of FR's resident chest beaters claiming two years ago that the TEA party was self-sustaining and did not need any leaders. Well, that has proven to be wrong-headed, and so here we are, stuck with Obama for four more years (or more), and a fetid, feckless GOP-E now doing his bidding in Congress.
Jill, bless your little heart. Sarah has not retreated. She is reloading. Keep writing her obituary if it helps calm your fears, but the fact is, the fight has only just begun. You can take that to the bank!
If you want to see it, go to a gun show where there are hours long lines of people just to enter the show....even Oragne County California! (as is what happened this very weekend)
Well, that may be the case, but movements don't mean a hill of beans unless they can coalesce into something more tangible and get their candidates elected, repeatedly. The TEA Party was on the verge of that in 2010, but because of the GOP-E/Obama onslaught, it failed spectacularly in 2012, and quite frankly doesn't look like it is going to do anything this year or next.
Unless someone can pull it all together again, and give the TEA Party Movement something with which to revitalize itself and focus its energy on, then it is indeed finished as a movement. Being a "silent majority" just doesn't cut it anymore.
That's the unvarnished truth, like it or not.
There’s alot of truth in those two paragraphs you just wrote. I still have a hard time with Gov. Palin because she had all the momentums and let it slip through her fingers.
Sarah walks her own path. It’s not the one we all think it should be. I wanted her to run for President, but had to accept her decision. The MSM would have been all over her, worse then ever, distracting from the big issues.
Sarah is again walking her own path. Each time, she has been blessed, and has blessed others. Many just HOPE she has lost her voice. Sometimes the quiet voice is the loudest.
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