Skip to comments.Coulter: Palin's fans are a liability, she has become 'the Obama of the tea party'
Posted on 09/06/2011 7:56:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Its been three years since former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made her splash onto the national stage as Sen. John McCains running mate in the 2008 presidential election. And since then she has acquired a very loyal following. But is that helping or hurting her?
On Tuesdays The OReilly Factor, conservative columnist and author of Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America, Ann Coulter expressed her concern over the Palin phenomenon. She was asked by substitute host Laura Ingraham if Palin can maintain her status as a tea party favorite by stringing people along about her potential 2012 candidacy.
Maybe not, Coulter said. Newt Gingrich carried it on for 15 years and I kind of think that might be what were getting here, largely because of the polls. I mean, you just showed the Fox News poll, Gallup took a poll, I dont know five, six months ago, showing that not quite as high as 74 percent, but 65 percent said they would never definitely, positively, ever vote for Sarah Palin I might add, that oh, its the medias fault and they attacked her and saw her as a threat, all of which I believe is true.
Coulter pointed out that conservatives are reluctant to criticize Palin for fear of a backlash and spoke about her own experiences.
Most Americans dont want Sarah Palin for president, Coulter continued. But shes become sort of the Obama of the tea party. Shes just the one to a certain segment of right-wingers and the tiniest criticism of her, I think many of your viewers may not know this no conservative on TV will criticize Palin because they dont want to deal with the hate mail. You say her voice is a few octaves too high or perhaps Michele Bachmans speaking voice is more modulated and you will be inundated with enraged emails.
But Coulter said that the loyal following Palin has could be a liability in the long run.
No, I agree and I think shes terrific at what she does, but I tend to agree with you, Coulter said. I got sick of it with Newt Gingrich too, fish or cut bait because you are ginning up this group of Americans who will not even consider anyone else. You know, we used to all love Sarah Palin conservatives like me for her enemies. Im starting to dislike her because of her fans
I think shes bright, but her good points do not seem to be in the direction of running for president. I sort of wish just like Newt Gingrich, just run so we can get this over with.
You’re on! I will now retire to deep contemplation and seek guidance from The Goddess for a proper appellation ;-)
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Sounds like someone is a wee bit jealous... I used to have much more respect for Ann and her opinions than I have over the last couple years. My view of her is starting to slide into the abyss, honestly.
ANY politicians in the world, including Sarah, should be looked at critically. However, when you start denigrating a candidate based upon the propaganda put out by their adversaries instead of honest concerns and actual positions on issues you’re going to get backlash from those who see your condemnation for the swill it is.
I don't know about the "douche bag" bit but she definitely is scrawny, and, I would add, unbelievably unattractive. Yet one could always count on Freepers posting photos of this unfortunate woman and ooh and ahh about her looks. That always struck me as odd, very odd.
I shall. Tomorrow morning at sunrise (and after two cups of java) I will shower their memories with golden droplets of remembrance!
Palin does not represent the Tea Party nor is she the leader of the Tea Party. She’s a speaker at some Tea Party events.
The Tea Party is much bigger and hopefully, more long lasting than Palin, unless we wreck it by trying to narrow it down to fit into Palin’s pocket.
You realize that if this catches on, Ed Shultz will be excoriating us all as the insane wing of the Tea Party...can’t wait to do the interview in a druid robe and swim fins ;)
Well said, b9! Excellently well said!
And ANOTHER thing: Coulter is among many on three sides surrounding Palin -- Democrats, Establishment and moderate Republicans of the "permanent political class," and even some of Palin's most sincere supporters -- all of whom are pressuring her to announce one way or the other, trying to manipulate her, trying to get her to do things on their timetable, on the battlefield of their choosing.
Palin is resisting that pressure. She's deflecting attempted manipulation (no matter how well-meaning in the case of her supporters). She is keeping a COOL HEAD, and it appears as if she is maintaining a course according to a timetable she's already planned, on a battlefield of HER choosing. Those qualities are EXACTLY what I want, and what American needs, in the White House.
Not sure how you read that from any of my comments, but ok, I'll play along. Let me show you how it's done:
"Polls have shown that something like 65 to 75 percent of Freepers wish that gogogodzilla would stay off the site. Personally, I think he ought to either get a clue and quit posting, or say something meaningful for a change. Not only that, his buddies are a real embarrassment with the way they attack anyone who dares to offer the slightest criticism of him."
What? I didn't smear you. I only cited the results of a poll.
Oh, they're definitely that literal. Ever watch a leftie laugh out loud at something juvenile or gross, then turn around and totally miss a real joke?
They're mental, brother. We may just have to erect some pillars to them, and show them some love. Perhaps they'll think that's funny ;-)
You are absolutely correct IMO. But also bear in mind that the MSM and the opposition want to MAKE it a case that the TEA Party lives and dies by Palin so that if she doesn’t run, they can say that the Tea Pary died, no one likes it and it doesn’t matter.
Which is the polar opposite of truth.
Pillars hell, those idiots need entire subsections... “The Moat of MSNBC,” “the Cave of CBS”, the “Netherlands of NBC”, the “Cistern of CNN” and the “Aimless ABC isles”.
Cult of Palin - “We’re building the political netherworld one cespool at a time” ;)
(This netherworld was constructed with 100% non-union labor)
Thank you for your great concern. Just try not to be too shocked and dismayed when Palin sweeps the primary.
“I am so tired of this jealous stuff.”
So am I. Too bad Ann, Laura, etc., can’t handle another woman’s celebrity. Women are notorious for attacking other women when jealousy enters the picture.
Bringing in Romney’s and Perry’s hair into this particular conversation isn’t even pertinent. So childish.
Liar. That was not what was said and you know it.
No. That is not what you said. You told me that he had signed a contract and there were nude scenes and you couldn't say anymore.
Oh, I forgot. Yoy were a boob then too. I never wrote that Stephen signed to do a nudie film (prove me wromg and I'll quit FR forever).
What are you talking about? He worked more in 2005 than in 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001. He has three projects lined up for 2006 and he is constantly looking for more.
A project crossed my desk this past summer that had him attached (a letter of commitment) along with Snoop Dogg (a pornographer himself). It was a NC-17 edging to X rated project looking for funding. The story was about pimps, dealers and a dirty cop. I refused to help it find funding.
And no, Stephen did not turn me down on a part offer, I never offered him a part. What I did do was decide not to try to find money for the soft-X film that he attached his name to.
Mr. L gives the smackdown to the infamous Ingham/Coulter Fox News Tuesday screech-segment.
The Tea Party is much bigger and hopefully, more long lasting than Palin, unless we wreck it by trying to narrow it down to fit into Palins pocket."
I don't recall Governor Sarah Palin ever claiming to be the "leader" or even a "leader" of the Tea Party movement. If you can link to such a quote, I'd appreciate it. And what exactly do you mean by "more long lasting than Palin?" A non-declared private citizen running a strong third in almost every major poll doesn't sound like someone who is fading away, or do you disagree? http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-1452.html
“Pee Dee esS.”
Where I live that is a bend in the river!
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