Since she's "not without sin" she has no business casting stones.
Robert Stacy McCain: Why John Avlon Hates Sarah Palin Update: Ali Akbar: Avlon Needs to Do His Homework
Robert Stacy McCain posted a great response to John Avlons lame attack piece today:
OK, so the other day Sarah Palins PAC came out with an awesome new video declaring Mama Grizzlys intent to continue being a major force in Republican Party politics, and naturally John Avlon decided this was a fine occasion to defecate all over Palins name.
Would it be possible to do a point-by-point rebuttal of Avlons ignorant arguments? Yes. Is it necessary to do so? No.
Once you understand the motives of people like that, their methods are mere details. If Avlon ever wrote anything that hurt Democrats, the Daily Beast wouldnt publish it.
McCain also points out that Avlon:
co-founded the No Labels movement, funded by liberal donors and assigned the mission of helping Democrats destroy the Tea Party.
Avlon certainly has a history of trashing Governor Palin, as we have written about here, and here. Considering everybody he works for and the sort of person that he is, Im sure there will be much more of this garbage in the future.
Update: Ali Akbar shreds Avlons false argument , via The Blaze:
Avlon takes a cheap jab, Palins PAC spent $5.1 million in the last election cycle (more than it raised in that time period, raising some questions about Palins claims of fiscal responsibility). Avalon misses, not understanding that PACs are required to measure and assign value not only to all expenditures, but efforts in-kind, and anything that can legally be defined as electioneering must be reported as an expenditure. This is poor journalism at best, while we may suspect it as a malicious attempt to punch up. Avlon needs to do his homework before opining.
Palins multi-candidate PAC maxes out to each candidate they endorse, as per the Federal Election Commissions rules, at $5,000 a pop per election (primary, run-off, generals counting as separate elections).
PACs then usually spend what are referred to as IEs, independent expenditures. Is Avlon arguing that the GOP needs to spend more money on useless TV ads, like those of Karl Roves Crossroads? On talk radio that he so frequently bashes? If so, he should stick to his own business. Every consultant will tell you that the value of Palin and having her PAC behind you is Palin herself! The value in the brand is that she is a high-profile figure whose endorsement garners more media hits and grassroots donations than an endorsement from anyone else in the center-right movement. The PAC invests in maintaining that brand so that candidates, many now sitting in office, can enjoy the benefits largely unique to SarahPAC. Anything else would be a waste of dollars and decrease the ability of grassroots challengers to win.
Consultants design websites, store data and lists, arrange the travel, vet the candidates, write the talking points, run crisis communications, and well, everything else. There are seldom employees on campaigns. Politics is always changing campaigns are non-permanent institutions funded by limited donor contributions. Worker bees, hired as 1099 contractors? Were all consultants in the broadest definition of the term.
What Palin is going after is specific elite category of the consultant class: Those who reap millions of dollars for controlling votes, for building candidates, for brokering bad deals, for finding awful consensus instead of fighting for victory.
Please go here to read the entire article.
GOOD~!!! I hope she raises a BUNDLE
This makes me want to donate more
The politcal class fear the exposure.
KMA, John Avlon.
You’re using Sarah Palin as a proxy to attack me, and every other decent, patriotic American.
Of course Sarah isn’t wrong or hypocritical at all in this matter. It’s Avlon misrepresenting and twisting illogical findings in a ill prepared article in branding Sarah as wrong. The Hit Piece article proves that Sarah is precisely over the target and getting that flack. Sarah’s message is resonating with people and the libs and Establishment bunch knows it and its frightening them because if Sarah starts to galvanize a wide spectrum of voters (and she will) then the tide will start to turn against D.C. because they keep on surviving by dividing people and voters against one another instead of focusing on the real culprits - Washington DC and both parties
Libs using a standard Alinsky tactic.
With these kind of GOP bastards in our party who needs enemies..At least with Dems they are supposed to hate Sarah Palin..but seeing this come from our “own” side is disgusting..this is why the GOP is what it is..meanwhile the Dems are sticking together while we are tearing each other apart..the problem with the GOP is that there are the Rove types, the Christie types, and the Jeb Bush types that agree with Obama..on practically everything..these RINOS want “Immigration Reform” which means amnesty to 20 million illegals..they will NEVER vote Republican..you have these fools supporting “Gay marriage.” When you have people looking at both parties and can’t tell the damn difference this is where we have a serious problem. These RINOS can’t stand the fact that Sarah Palin chose WINNERS while they chose LOSERS
If she runs, I’ll be voting for Sarah Palin.
I despise Avlon and love Palin, but he is partially correct. I noted this on FR in 2011 when I saw what a piss poor percentage of SarahPAC donations actually went to candidates. A pox on all their houses. I give only to candidates directly.
They are so afraid of her.
The liberals sure are boring with their usual old and tired line of bs.
Take that Carl Rove!!!!!
I had the misfortune to hear this turd on the John Batchelor show. IMO he is a total hack. Since then I FF any segment that features him.
purpose of SarahPAC is to raise money ahead of the 2014 election
Gee, and she will do very well indeed.
And WHAT is Obama’s constant stated purpose for himself ?
Gee, hipocracy is dripping....
All this tells me is that the GOP and the Dems are afraid of her power and they intend to stop her at any cost.
The Daily Beast??? ROTFLMAO...this clown isn’t even a productive American...just another whiny faggot communist journalist who sees himself as the savior of all things progressive. How about a real job, princess? Plumber...electrician...mechanic. But you choose to ‘write’ for the Daily Beast? Loser. You bring shame to your family.
Dear John Avlon.
Where did Obama’s overseas campaign cash in 2008 come from? What? You don’t care? Well then, FUJA.