Palin to Limbaugh: No, America’s not ready for a third party

posted at 4:19 pm on November 17, 2009 by Allahpundit

Her interview with Barbara Walters had more memorable lines — calling the tea-party movement “beautiful,” declining Letterman’s invite because “I don’t think that I’d want to boost his ratings” — but I’m giving you the Limbaugh clip because, well, meat this red simply must be served. If you can’t spare 20 minutes, skip ahead to 6:55 and listen for five as Rush prods her on whether she fancies herself an “unanointed” outsider in the Doug Hoffman mold. This seems like his way of enlisting her to help tamp down the potentially destructive third-party fever being stirred by Beck and other members of the “we can’t trust either party anymore” school. She’s on Limbaugh’s side here, which is all to the good, although she qualifies her answer by emphasizing how she’s a fan of spirited primary battles. Unasked by Rush: Whether a particularly “spirited,” a.k.a. bruising, fight between Crist and Rubio will leave enough Republicans so disgruntled as to suppress GOP turnout in the general election.

Other highlights: She shows off a little knowledge on Afghanistan and Iran at around 17:45 (not sure Reagan, who pulled out of Lebanon, is the best person to cite in this context, though) and finally answers a much-anticipated question on immigration. She’s been suspect on that subject up until now; her brief answer here signals improvement, although I’d have liked to see Rush ask her squarely what she thinks about a path to citizenship given last year’s unfortunate pander to Univision. Exit question: Is this too good to check? The thought of easy blog content in the form of another round of McCain/Palin drama is making my heart go pitter patter. Click the image to listen.

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My friends solution:
Annex Mexico (including the Gulf oil platforms that we aren’t allowed to build).
Maybe we really can have 57 states.

mad scientist on November 17, 2009 at 9:56 PM

I liked the interview, heard it live. The only complaint I have is that it should have lasted another full segment.

Brian1972 on November 17, 2009 at 11:14 PM

I finally figured out why they hate her so much. It’s so simple that it took me a while. She is something they can never be, She’s honest! She doesn’t make decisions based merely on what’s in her best interest, or what’s in the best interest of the party. She knows right from wrong and she does what’s right, because it’s the right thing to do. What a novel idea, at least it is now-a-days. They hate her on so many levels it’s hard to sort them all out. But Trig exposes it all. They hate her for not aborting him. She had a choice and she foolishly wasted it on doing the right thing! They hate her for bring this child into the world that will burden their precious ‘Socialist Health Care’ system. Doing the right thing though, she considers Trig her responsibility, not theirs, making this a twofer. The icing on all this is; they are so infuriated by something that wasn’t a deliberate attempt to infuriate them. So that infuriates them even more. Doing the right thing, with absolutely no regard for their feelings. How thoughtless! She’s an honest person in a world of politics where virtue has no value.

Pole-Cat on November 17, 2009 at 11:25 PM

Did no one catch that she said, “Dittos”?

MirCat on November 18, 2009 at 7:22 AM

Loved the interview. She didn’t say that America would never be ready for a third party, just now is not the time.
Let’s take our party back and send the Democrats (and RINO’s) scurrying for their rat holes.
BTW, Pole-Cat, virtue still has value where it counts; with the people. I have to believe that or I will just quit trying.

SKYFOX on November 18, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Other highlights: She shows off a little knowledge on Afghanistan and Iran at around 17:45

Palin’s Paradox

…what an irony that, in her new book, she complains about the McCain staff, but appears to have swallowed everything they spoon-fed her.

Rae on November 18, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Other highlights: She shows off a little knowledge on Afghanistan and Iran at around 17:45

Palin’s Paradox

…what an irony that, in her new book, she complains about the McCain staff, but appears to have swallowed everything they spoon-fed her.

Rae on November 18, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Rae, you’re the one WHO SWALLOWED EVERYTHING THE MSM AND ALLAH SPOON-FED YOU … despite the fact that you should be a free-thinking animal.

And you’re an idiot. Pro-life issue is totally different from Support for War on Iraq.

And Iraq War is just a miniscule of the OVERALL NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE.

You’re a PARADOX, Rae. You think you’re WISE and yet people look at you like a complete MORON.

TheAlamos on November 18, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Gulf oil platforms that we aren’t allowed to build

mad scientist on November 17, 2009 at 9:56 PM

Who says we can’t? Why it’s our own congress. Isn’t that nice? We can give Brazil $10 Billion so George Soros gets a fast 4 to 1 return on the $2 Billion he put in back in March. But allow our economy to replace ALL of the middleeast imports, AT NO COST, and we can’t have that. Good gosh golly some stockholders might make some money. They got it back A$$wards!

Blacksmith8 on November 18, 2009 at 2:13 PM

he shows off a little knowledge on Afghanistan and Iran at around 17:45 (not sure Reagan, who pulled out of Lebanon, is the best person to cite in this context, though) and finally answers a much-anticipated question on immigration. She’s been suspect on that subject up until now; her brief answer here signals improvement, although I’d have liked to see Rush ask her squarely what she thinks about a path to citizenship given last year’s unfortunate pander to Univision.

And what do you want Allahpundit that Palin should say Univision interview? Palin should state “GUN ALL ILLEGALS DOWN AND SEND THEIR CORPSES TO THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES”.

She’s just stating that CONSERVATIVES understand the reasons why many people in other countries especially in ASIA are trying to come into America even through desperate measures (illegally). But she firmly stated that THE ILLEGALS SHOULD HAVE FOLLOWED THE RULES AND THE SOLUTIONS FOR THE ILLEGALS NOW IS STILL “FOLLOW THE RULES”.

And you call that PANDERING? Pandering is what Pelosi is ACTUALLY doing in California and Pawlenty ACTUALLY DOING IN MINNESOTA.

AND TAKE NOTE THAT PALIN DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO ELABORATE HER ANSWER TO RUSH. IF ALLOWED, SHE WOULD SAY EXACTLY WHAT SHE SAID AT UNIVISION.

There is no inconsistencies there AP. Like you. You are SO CONSISTENT IN SNIPING PALIN FOR NOTHING.

As for Afghanistan, WEAK? That’s 10 times more forceful than Obama’s policies in Afghanistan. Issue? Every American knows why American soldiers are in Afghanistan.

TheAlamos on November 18, 2009 at 2:17 PM

And Iraq War is just a miniscule of the OVERALL NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE.

You’re a PARADOX, Rae. You think you’re WISE and yet people look at you like a complete MORON.

TheAlamos on November 18, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Oh puhleeze. You Bushtards bought, and continue to buy, every line that big spending, bankster bailouting, NCLB shilling, Medicare expanding, Patriot Act (Orwellian much?) signing, interventionist progressive fed you.

You’re the moron if you think the GOP can win on the idiotic Bush (preemptive perpetual war) Doctrine.

FYI: A strong defense != weak offense.

With the domestic interventionists on the left, and the foreign interventionists on the right, and all the bipartisanship in between, we’ll be going the way of the Roman empire in short order. On the bright side, the two-headed one party state will be forced to give up their glorious nation-building, both at home and abroad.

“Democrats assault our economic liberties, and Republicans assault our civil liberties.”
–Andrew Napolitano

Go team!

Rae on November 18, 2009 at 2:28 PM

lorien,

Several questions for you:

1. Exactly what industries don’t require an SSN for employment? I mean beyond picking folks up at day labor sites, that is. Spell it out for us, because each full- or part-time employer, according to my experience, is required to verify citizenship using the I-9. If they don’t, they’re violating the law.

2. Once these illegals agree to become citizens, how exactly will those employers currently violating the law by hiring them NOT be tempted to figure out the way around to hire illegals again? Unless, of course, they’re thrown in jail. What’s to prevent this from happening again?

3. How is each illegal expected to repay all of the welfare, food stamps, Section 8, and health care costs they’ve racked up during their tenure in the US, considering it takes 3 generations before they can begin to pay it back? Or are you okay with the $2500 bucks (or something similar) batted around in the so-called path to citizenship? Do you honestly expect people who broke the law to get here, con’t to break the law to work, will actually say “Yep, you got me…here’s my money”?

4. How will you address the border, considering a fence, virtual fence, all that will not prevent tunnels, ships, visa violators, etc.?

5. How will you ensure any NEW illegals will be deported, and their employers jailed? Please be specific in how you will pick and choose people to leave and explain why they can’t stay, while others who broke the law CAN and HAVE.

I’m confused about your mention of families, etc. I’m not sure it matters, as they are law-breakers by entering illegally. We would be immediately arrested and deported from Mexico if we tried the same thing. Would Mexican authorities give us a break because we have families? HELL no.

I’d also argue the primary reason for higher crime rates, the dissolution of multiple hospitals, and the even higher budget shortfalls, to name just a few, in California can be directly or ultimately linked to one thing: illegal immigration. 5 hospitals in San Diego shut down in 2007 alone because of the drain on the system…I assume you’re familiar with Michelle Malkin’s other site? She’s addressed this in multiple posts. (I’d assume you do b/c you visit here, but you don’t comment as if you visit it…)

Illegal gangs in California are also targeting blacks, regardless of whether the victim is affiliated with a gang.

I frankly don’t like your view of reality…it’s more like pragmatism than reality, IMHO.

I think the solution isn’t legalizing these folks…maybe it’s changing the “anchor baby” law and deporting all illegals regardless of children (and that does not violate the Constitution…that’s basic immigration law and the law is outdated), implementing e-Verify or another GOOD method of verification, jailing employers who violate the law, build a real BIG fence and hire enough personnel to patrol for tunnels and deal with other enforcement/customs issues, reduce the corporate tax rate for employers, and eliminate union wages or other unusual circumstance that punish both employee and employer.

What’s interesting is how many Hispanics who are US Cits or LPRs would actually agree with my solutions, based on my discussions. LPRs particularly hate the fact that they waited for years getting to the US the right way, and others are subverting the process.

To us all, it’s about what’s fair and right.

Miss_Anthrope on November 18, 2009 at 3:23 PM

Rae on November 18, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Why does everyone mention Patriot Act as if it violates your civil liberties?

Anyone caught using those methods without a “terrorism connection” or probable cause (FBI, for ex) is and has been JAILED. Period.

Miss_Anthrope on November 18, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Why does everyone mention Patriot Act as if it violates your civil liberties?

Anyone caught using those methods without a “terrorism connection” or probable cause (FBI, for ex) is and has been JAILED. Period.

Why do you want to pretend the only Constitutional assault in the filthy thing is unwarranted wiretapping?

And you are aware that the Patriot Act was Biden’s baby, right?

Sheriff Joe: “I drafted a terrorism bill after the Oklahoma City bombing. And the bill John Ashcroft sent up was my bill.”

Bush (Progressive-TX) was a man-made disaster!

Rae on November 18, 2009 at 8:25 PM

By maintaining Allah’s and Rush’s MO, always voting for the lesser of two evils two things wil be true:

1) The people who are really conservative never get a chance to “break in”.

2) We are continually moving towards evil, albeit slower than Flaming Liberals.

RedLizard64 on November 20, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Miss_Anthrope on November 18, 2009 at 3:23 PM

Excellent presentation!

RedLizard64 on November 20, 2009 at 8:40 PM

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