Video: “Mama Grizzlies”

posted at 11:36 am on July 8, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Sarah Palin’s PAC released their latest organizing-fundraising video today, and it bolsters Palin’s efforts to claim the female voter demographic as her own. In the past, the media have tried to come up with cute ways of pigeonholing women, especially suburban wives and mothers who are seen as a big swing force in national elections. Twenty years ago, they were called “soccer moms”; in the wake of 9/11, “security moms”. Palin picks a more active — and activist — monicker for the women who comprise her base:

“Mama grizzlies” actually fits better in the Tea Party movement, which I’ve argued is driven in the main by activist women. These are women with families who aren’t focused on what government can do for them, but what government should be doing, period. They’re defending their turf rather than looking for handouts, and defending their children from expansionist government and the massive spending that their children’s children will have to repay. It’s a good brand to stake out for Palin, but she’s been doing that all along with the Tea Party movement (as has Michele Bachmann). This just puts a label on it, and one that sounds much more assertive than “soccer moms” did.

The Boss Emeritus offers some savvy advice:

Yes, there’s always a risk in overreaching and slipping into identity politics. Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosiboth played the gender card to argue that they had the unique ability as women to “clean house” and change Washington’s ways. It’s not working out as advertised, to put it mildly.

Moreover, conservatives need to be honest: Not all Republican women are created equal. An establishment Big Government GOP candidate in a skirt is no better than an establishment Big Government GOP candidate in a suit and tie.

That said, there is something happenin’ out there — on college campuses, at Tea Party and 9/12 meetings, in school board and city council races, inside and outside the political arena. Everywhere I go, right-thinking moms who had never been involved in politics before have come up to me to let me know that their increasing concern for their kids’ future — their safety, their education, their debt — has driven them to get involved.

Be sure to read her flashback column from almost exactly six years ago on this same topic.


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She’s running.

outOfElement on July 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Is it possible to be a grizzly AND a cougar?

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

If the conservatives can drive home that the dem policies are destroying families, not just “people” but families, then it is a winner.
Palin taps into, instinctively, the foundation of what is important to our nation…our children, our families.
No one else has been able to do that…

right2bright on July 8, 2010 at 11:42 AM

What am I saying? Of course it is.

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 11:42 AM

I think Sarah’s just looking for someone’s ass to kick.

pain train on July 8, 2010 at 11:43 AM

“I won….”I lost”…four words separated by just 4 years…

right2bright on July 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM

You got that right!..no matter what it takes! America will over-come barry!

christene on July 8, 2010 at 11:44 AM

She’s running.

If she’s running I guarantee a lot of her “Mama Grizzlies” won’t endorse her… Nikki Haley would pick Romney over her…

Quite honestly, I really hope neither Romney or Palin run… if you were a big name in 2008 you need to just go away in 2012… we need fresh faces..

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Is it possible to be a grizzly AND a cougar?

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

I wouldn’t want to face down either.

CurtZHP on July 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

My wife, whose first vote was for Bill Clinton in ’96, and who is not political whatsoever has certainly grown very vocal. She actually STARTS discussions about politics, when she would usually avoid them.

And its not only her, its her friends. They are really paying attention to politics like never before.

There is certainly been an “awakening” among conservative women.

portlandon on July 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM

is has

portlandon on July 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM

One of the most overlooked aspects of why Sarah Palin is in the crosshairs of the Obama war room, the Far Left and the MSM currently and has been actually been in their sights over the last 23 months is Palin’s high-tech savvy to utilize 21st c techology (the Internet, e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, blackberries, cell phone etc.) in a very effective manner to get her message out and to raise money,

If there is one thing I know about Obama, he doesn’t like to compete with his opponents on a level playing field, and there is no way he wants to compete with someone in 2012 who is as high-tech savvy as he and his team are.

McCain and his team were in the dinosaur age compared to the Messiah in 2008 with their use of modern technology. If Palin gains the GOP nomination in 2012 you will see a completely different campaign imho than was run in 2008.

technopeasant on July 8, 2010 at 11:47 AM

That’s how you know its over for the opposition, when the women join the Conservative movement, its all down hill for the Democrats.

Speakup on July 8, 2010 at 11:47 AM

I think Sarah’s just looking for someone’s ass to kick.

pain train on July 8, 2010 at 11:43 AM

And since Obama has already created a handy-dandy committee to identify whose ass needs kicking, Palin will just wait for them to tell her who it is.

So see…the President is doing more than just playing golf. He’s working hard for democrats AND Republicans. So you people LAY OFF!

ramrants on July 8, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Mamma grizzlies? Well, she’s got the whitebread dork vote with that moniker. For sure.

TheBlueSite on July 8, 2010 at 11:50 AM

If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. The Libs are in for a world of political hurt.

kingsjester on July 8, 2010 at 11:50 AM

OT:

Ed please add this as “headline of the day

rightside on July 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM

technopeasant on July 8, 2010 at 11:47 AM

McCain made good use of YouTube videos, while Obama actually had a better ground game in places such as Virginia in 2008.

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Everywhere I go, right-thinking moms who had never been involved in politics before have come up to me to let me know that their increasing concern for their kids’ future — their safety, their education, their debt — has driven them to get involved.

And it is precisely that – namely, Palin showing American women that they don’t have to be man-hating divas in order to be “authentic” women – that is the driving force behind the Left’s all-out war against Palin. They are absolutely terrified of the effect that she and those like her (Bachmann, for example) could have on American womens culture over the next 10 years.

rvastar on July 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM

If Nikki Haley endorsed Mitt Romney, she would incur the wrath of her many evangelical supporters and I think she knows that. If Nikki assuming she becomes governor of SC, does anything to “keep peace in the family” she will probably declare herself neutral and let both combatants go at it without blessing either the Romney or Palin camp.

technopeasant on July 8, 2010 at 11:52 AM

If she’s running I guarantee a lot of her “Mama Grizzlies” won’t endorse her… Nikki Haley would pick Romney over her…

Quite honestly, I really hope neither Romney or Palin run… if you were a big name in 2008 you need to just go away in 2012… we need fresh faces..

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

And you would vote for Obama over Palin. You said so in the past. You have no credibility here Ninjapirate.

portlandon on July 8, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Mamma grizzlies? Well, she’s got the whitebread dork vote with that moniker. For sure.

TheBlueSite on July 8, 2010 at 11:50 AM

So, you’re aboard?

bw222 on July 8, 2010 at 11:53 AM

She’s running.

outOfElement on July 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Yep. Of course, a lot of us has known that for some time now. She made that perfectly clear with her Branstead endorsement in Iowa.

2012 will be a battle between Sarah, Mittens and the Huckster. Newt might be the fourth player. I don’t see anyone else being in contention.

Norwegian on July 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

OT:

Ed please add this as “headline of the day“

rightside on July 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Oh no, no, no, no. That just isn’t right.

conservative pilgrim on July 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

She’s running.

outOfElement on July 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

I had no doubt.

Romney vs. Sarah vs Newt

BRING IT ON!

terryannonline on July 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Doesn’t this message sort of imply that until this year women have, in some way, been oppressed, which just isn’t the case? I don’t recall conservative women sitting on the sidelines until Palin came around, which is what this video implies.

Also- is it wise to have the video basically all about Palin? The people they showed that weren’t Palin were basically fawning over her (I love Palin/Palin is the new Reagan signs and such). To me, it continues the message that this is all about Palin. I tend to like the leaders who create messages that are more humble- don’t go out of your way to show your “fans” and the adoration for you.

TheBlueSite on July 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Mamma grizzlies? Well, she’s got the whitebread dork vote with that moniker. For sure.

TheBlueSite on July 8, 2010 at 11:50 AM

you have obviously never seen a bear, nor a mama bear with a cub.

1st rule of thumb when encountering a grizzly with cubs. Make sure you run faster then the people you are traveling with!

upinak on July 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

TheBlueSite on July 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

I recall everyone sitting on the sidelines until a year or so ago.

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 11:56 AM

If she’s running I guarantee a lot of her “Mama Grizzlies” won’t endorse her… Nikki Haley would pick Romney over her…

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Yah, Mitt’s endorsement did so much for Nikki. It took her from fourth to fourth.

How’s life in the parallel universe?

bw222 on July 8, 2010 at 11:56 AM

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM

You could have fooled me that McCain was high-tech savvy.

And I think you vastly underrate Obama’s use of the Internet and its various ancilliary tools of locating potential voters, isolating them and then focusing on getting them to the polls and of course fundraising. Believe me I am not an Obama booster, far from it, but you have to give the man his props in how he ran the 2008 campaign with state-of-the-art technology blended with his acute knowledge of the current Zeitgeist.

As far as I’m concerned John McCain and his handlers were out to lunch on so many levels and ran a “Stone Age” campaign.

technopeasant on July 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM

If Nikki Haley endorsed Mitt Romney, she would incur the wrath of her many evangelical supporters

You’re probably right… she’d probably stay neutral… but if she did weigh in it is more likely she’d go with Romney than with Palin…

BTW, the reason Sanford didn’t get picked for the VP slot is because he backed Giuliani in 2008… after he had backed McCain in 2000…

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 11:59 AM

terryannonline on July 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

By the way, what does Romney stand for…this hour?

Your fear is palpable, blue sprite.

kingsjester on July 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM

technopeasant on July 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Indeed Obama was techno savvy

But also a very good hands-on, in-person ground game

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Is it possible to be a grizzly AND a cougar?

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

After I turn 40 in October I’ll get back to you.
LoL
Btw: Gov. Palin would be a great head of the RNC!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM

If the conservatives can drive home that the dem policies are destroying families, not just “people” but families, then it is a winner.
right2bright on July 8, 2010 at 11:42 AM

What an astute and appropriate observation, of all the damage the left has done over the years the damage done to the family and the concept of family is probably the greatest.

fourdeucer on July 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Indeed Obama was techno savvy

But also a very good hands-on, in-person ground game

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Courtesy of SEIU and ACORN.

kingsjester on July 8, 2010 at 12:02 PM

An establishment Big Government GOP candidate in a skirt is no better than an establishment Big Government GOP candidate

And establishment big business GOP. This needs to be the GOPs “Year of small business”. The GOP needs to focus on those sole proprietors like your barber, hairdresser, mechanic, dentist, etc. Those people cut across all social demographics and are important parts of the community fabric.

crosspatch on July 8, 2010 at 12:02 PM

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Hey ninja, do you have this answer on your desktop ready to copy/paste in any Palin 2012 thread?

Before you say she, or any other potential candidate, should slink off to the hinterlands, why not wait until the primaries? Let them all duke it out and may the best candidate prevail. I am a Palin supporter, but still want to see how she does in the primaries against the rest of the bunch.

conservative pilgrim on July 8, 2010 at 12:03 PM

OT:

Ed please add this as “headline of the day“

rightside on July 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM

The editor who wrote that headline deserves a gold medal.

Daggett on July 8, 2010 at 12:03 PM

This Golden Bear alumna highly approves. :)

Bob's Kid on July 8, 2010 at 12:04 PM

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

It’s all about a positive message…and her’s is uber upbeat and positive. Americans are tired of having our leaders tell us how much we suck.

I AM a mama grizzly, and could only aspire to cougar status…perhaps a Couzzly?? Grizzgar?

Chewy the Lab on July 8, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Doesn’t this message sort of imply that until this year

women have, in some way, been oppressed, which just isn’t the case? I don’t recall conservative women sitting on the sidelines until Palin came around, which is what this video implies.

TheBlueSite on July 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Before Sarah Palin took the national stage, conservative women holding major posts (Governor or Congress) were Palin, Michele Bachmann, Marsha Blackburn, Mary Falin and Cathy McMorris-Rodgers.

The vast majority of Republican women were either liberal (Snowe, Collins) or moderate (Hutchison, Murkowski, etc.)

Now, you have Susana Martinez and Nikki Haley running for Governor, Kelly Ayotte and Sharron Angle running for the Senate and a couple dozen conservative women running for the House.

Just a coincidence?

bw222 on July 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM

A lot of the women shown in that video look older than Sarah Palin (who looks much younger than her own age). During the 2008 campaign, many in the media tried to paint Palin as inexperienced and ignorant, although she is only two years younger than Obama. If Palin can gain a following among older, married, mature women and mothers, she could become a formidable force in the 2012 election–not necessarily for herself, but for conservatives and Republicans in general.

I’m not sure whether “Mama Grizzlies” is the name to sell the politics of mothers’ protection of children. While grizzly bears are well-known in Alaska and Western states, they are perceived as vicious and aggressive by Easterners, who may not want to adopt such a label for themselves.

In the eastern United States, the Appalachians have lots of black bears, which are usually not threatening to humans and prefer to be left alone, but mother black bears can become fierce in defense of their cubs. Would women voters in the east, most of whom live in cities and suburbs, be attracted to “Mama Grizzlies”, where any real “mama bears” they have met are perceived as aggressive and dangerous?

Steve Z on July 8, 2010 at 12:05 PM

I had no doubt.

Romney vs. Sarah vs Newt

BRING IT ON!

terryannonline on July 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Should be a fun primary! May the best woman win ;-)

Norwegian on July 8, 2010 at 12:07 PM

damage done to the family and the concept of family is probably the greatest.

fourdeucer on July 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM

The difficult trick is to convince the minorities (read, black).
You have to replace the government giveaways with a stronger desire to succeed and be a family unit again.
You have to convince uneducated, poor people to give up what they consider their only hope (monthly pay check from the Government), for the long term benefit of education, prosperous jobs, stable family.
So far we have not been able to do that.

right2bright on July 8, 2010 at 12:07 PM

The video was almost sickeningly gauzy toward Sarah, which I’m sorry to see, but the fact remains that if she can be an agent that liberates women from the liberal stranglehold on women’s liberation, she will have performed a great service for this nation, indeed.

paul1149 on July 8, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Yah, Mitt’s endorsement did so much for Nikki. It took her from fourth to fourth.

How’s life in the parallel universe?

So what? She endorsed Romney back in 2008 when nobody knew who she was… and the Romney endorsement helps balance out the Palin endorsement PR wise… and he came with money…

And not all of her boost can be attributed to Palin… she didn’t have much advertisements on TV until right after the Palin endorsement…

Like I said, I hope neither Palin or Romney run… both should bow out and wait till 2016… though Romney might be scared thinking this could be his last chance since he would be 65 in 2012…

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 12:08 PM

If she’s running I guarantee a lot of her “Mama Grizzlies” won’t endorse her… Nikki Haley would pick Romney over her…

Quite honestly, I really hope neither Romney or Palin run… if you were a big name in 2008 you need to just go away in 2012… we need fresh faces..

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Good grief… why do you continue to show up on Palin threads w/ the same BS? What FRESH FACES??? As I remarked yesterday, it’s going to be Palin, Romney, Newt, TPaw, maybe Huckster, and some libertarian scrub. THATS IT, GET OVER IT. If you don’t like Palin don’t vote for her, but a vote for Obama over her in the general is just plain asinine if you call yourself a conservative.

davek70 on July 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Btw: Gov. Palin would be a great Being head of the RNC would be an awful waste of Gov. Palin’s incredible capabilities and political suicide!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Fixed it for you

bw222 on July 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Yes, I understand McCain’s video’s are still used to render people unconscious for surgery or drive them to suicide.

I don’t really see how you can say his videos were anything more than a waste of time like the rest of his campaign considering how bad he lost. I can understand wanting to make yourself sound more intelligent after that stupid cougar comment, or make yourself feel better for supporting such a massively sh*tty candidate who lost to someone like Obama. Maybe it’s just better not rehash the whole humiliating mess and stop voting all together.

austinnelly on July 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM

CUDA

Metro on July 8, 2010 at 12:11 PM

blatant blue on July 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM

As one of the most underrated features of Sarah Palin’s resume is her intelligence one of the most underrated features of Obama’s resume is his ability to effectively organize his troops and to leverage his God-given talent in this area to maximize political output, including getting his supporters revved up and to the polls.

technopeasant on July 8, 2010 at 12:12 PM

‘Cuda!

SurferDoc on July 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Before you say she, or any other potential candidate, should slink off to the hinterlands, why not wait until the primaries? Let them all duke it out and may the best candidate prevail.

No, there are some people who shouldn’t even run… they are distractions and deform the conversations we need to be having…

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM

we need fresh faces..

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

That’s exactly what they said about Obama, a fresh inexperienced face…
I think I will choose an experienced, slightly flawed candidate over an inexperienced fresh face…
Sorry pal, but the way to gain experience is not to be “fresh”, you just gave one of the reasons to vote for Palin, you are admitting that she is experienced.
“Fresh face” is for the movies…let’s go for substance this time.

right2bright on July 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Btw: Gov. Palin would be a great Being head of the RNC would be an awful waste of Gov. Palin’s incredible capabilities and political suicide!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Fixed it for you

bw222 on July 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM

You’re right.
My bad.*grin*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 8, 2010 at 12:14 PM

OT:

Ed please add this as “headline of the day“

rightside on July 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM

This story is posted on Fark. “Gay Succumbs to Dix in 200 Meters”. I nearly fell out of my chair when I read this comment:

Dix thrusts ahead, Gay comes in number two.

Daggett on July 8, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Of all the BS in the World, saying someone shouldn’t run ranks right up there. Let the voters decide.

SurferDoc on July 8, 2010 at 12:14 PM

“Moms just kinda know when something is wrong”

And something is definitely wrong.

This is more an appeal to sanity than to identity politics. It appeals to me, and I’m a man.

It’s been obvious for a while now that large numbers of Moms – some of whom voted for Bill Clinton in college, and maybe even Hillary more recently – have noticed that these kooks are destroying opportunity and liberty for their children.

Get on the bus Republicans.

“On our present course, are your children going to be better off than you? More or less individual freedoms? More or less economic freedom and opportunity? More or less ability to use and enjoy their own private property?”

This appeals to more than just moms. Younger people, more libertarian people, conservative Democrats, people of all races. Pretty much anyone who isn’t hard left.

forest on July 8, 2010 at 12:14 PM

we need fresh faces..

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

I agree. So leave.

portlandon on July 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM

By the way, what does Romney stand for…this hour?

Your fear is palpable, blue sprite.

kingsjester on July 8, 2010 at 12:00 PM

I’m not a Romney support. I actually support no one at this point.

terryannonline on July 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM

……I really hope Mrs. Palin runs for President.

………I really feel a sense of pride supporting a leader who really understands the issues facing Americans today and has such a steadfast loyalty to our country,the Constitution,and the policies that have made America the beacon of Freedom and Liberty that it is.

…God Bless America….

……..God Bless the American Soldier….

………..and hopefully soon……God Bless President Saraccuda Palin.

Baxter Greene on July 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM

If she’s running I guarantee a lot of her “Mama Grizzlies” won’t endorse her… Nikki Haley would pick Romney over her…

Quite honestly, I really hope neither Romney or Palin run… if you were a big name in 2008 you need to just go away in 2012… we need fresh faces..

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

You know what?

Anybody who said this in the last 38 threads shouldn’t comment on this one…..just go away Obama voter….

Brian1972 on July 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Mamma grizzlies? Well, she’s got the whitebread dork vote with that moniker. For sure.

TheBlueSite on July 8, 2010 at 11:50 AM

So you’re going to vote for her after all?

Brian1972 on July 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM

No, there are some people who shouldn’t even run… they are distractions and deform the conversations we need to be having…

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM

What exactly do you stand for? Core principals?

VegasRick on July 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I don’t think she is running. But I do think she is building something that once its momentum kicks into high gear, it’s going to scare the living crap out of every liberal Democrat out there.

This is the Woman’s Movement that should have been in the first place, not the tired dinosaur that once was NOW!

pilamaye on July 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM

we need fresh faces..

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Like Obama?

Brian1972 on July 8, 2010 at 12:17 PM

davek70 on July 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Just ignore this “ninjapirate” clown.

He supports Mitch Daniels, who apperantly has no chance unless everyone else drops out of the race. With such pathetic supporters, it’s no wonder why Daniels’ candidacy is dead on arrival.

Norwegian on July 8, 2010 at 12:17 PM

cuda=wonder woman

she will kick some a$$

cmsinaz on July 8, 2010 at 12:17 PM

davek70 on July 8, 2010 at 12:10 PM

I think he is thinking this is a beauty contest, “fresh faces”…good grief, these are the guys who can actually vote, they look for “fresh faces”.
What do they do, thumb through year books and choose a “fresh face”?
You have to be seasoned to be a leader…ahhh, yes General we know you have served for 35 years and have an outstanding record, but for this military campaign we are looking for a “fresh face” to lead our troops into battle. Nothing like a clean shaven, fresh face, with a big smile to win this war.
HAHAHAHAHA!…I crack myself up….

right2bright on July 8, 2010 at 12:18 PM

I’m not a Romney support. I actually support no one at this point.

terryannonline on July 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Oy. I really like Romney but this will doom a presidential run.

terryannonline on April 15, 2010 at 7:59 PM

That’s what I’m thinking.
SECOND LOOK AT ROMNEY!!!

terryannonline on January 14, 2008 at 10:14 PM

Obama is handsome. Mitt is handsome. And baldilocks John Edwards is the one who is “too perfect.”

terryannonline on January 16, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Nope. Not at all.

kingsjester on July 8, 2010 at 12:21 PM

cuda=wonder woman

she will kick some a$$

cmsinaz on July 8, 2010 at 12:17 PM

When google can’t find the answer they ask Sarah Palin!

VegasRick on July 8, 2010 at 12:21 PM

If she’s running I guarantee a lot of her “Mama Grizzlies” won’t endorse her… Nikki Haley would pick Romney over her….

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 11:45 AM

I was going to ask if “ninja” thinks Nikki Haley would also pick Obama over Palin, as he himself did, but then decided that I just didn’t care about his answer.

Aitch748 on July 8, 2010 at 12:22 PM

When google can’t find the answer they ask Sarah Palin!

VegasRick on July 8, 2010 at 12:21 PM

heh

cmsinaz on July 8, 2010 at 12:22 PM

No, there are some people who shouldn’t even run… they are distractions and deform the conversations we need to be having…

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM

I will probably regret asking, but here it goes….

Beyond your reason of needing “fresh faces”, why should “some people” (Palin, Romney) not run? Are there policy, ideological, legislative positions that sideline them in your view? Or is it just an image problem with you?

Again, why are you so adverse to all of them running in the primaries and being weeded out through the debates and campaigning? Do you remember the Democrat primary line-up in 2008? Refresher.

conservative pilgrim on July 8, 2010 at 12:23 PM

2010 isn’t exclusive to “Mamma Grizzlies”. I’d prefer to call it the year of “Regular American Folks”.

pjean on July 8, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Raaawwwl.

Mojave Mark on July 8, 2010 at 12:29 PM

It’s not smart to poke the bear, it just looks like fun.

If Momma ain’t happy ain’t no one gonna be happy.

Sarah Palin is well aware of who makes up her base.

Dr Evil on July 8, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Saw Sarah Cuda in Nofolk, VA a couple of weeks ago. She doesn’t say a dang thing about running. What she is doing is getting people off of their a$$ and becoming involved which is exactly what needs to happen this November.And by the way, my knees are still sore from all the standing ovations while listening to her message.

Les in NC on July 8, 2010 at 12:29 PM

*averse

conservative pilgrim on July 8, 2010 at 12:30 PM

I might be wrong but I cant recall seeing ninjapirate and bluesite much on non Palin threads.
ninja often blathers about need for “new face” in 2012 but never seems to have the name to hand yet he is obviously a key player in GOP circles…

callingallcomets on July 8, 2010 at 12:30 PM

No, there are some people who shouldn’t even run… they are distractions and deform the conversations we need to be having…

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Says that from someone with this on their “link” a couple years ago.

Just Awesome re: pregnancy rumors

http://www.polartrec.com/node/3944

ninjapirate on August 31, 2008 at 8:42 AM

Who do you support again ninja?

upinak on July 8, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Love the video.

I’m married to a Mama Grizzly and I’m changing my mind……

…..we think Palin is going to run……AND I CAN’T WAIT!!!!

CHRIST MATTHEWS START WETTING YOUR PANTS NOW…….

ggggggrrrrrrr, the sound of thousands of Grizzlies across this country.

PappyD61 on July 8, 2010 at 12:35 PM

kingsjester on July 8, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Ya crack me up. :)

upinak on July 8, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Everywhere I go, right-thinking moms who had never been involved in politics before have come up to me to let me know that their increasing concern for their kids’ future — their safety, their education, their debt — has driven them to get involved.

yep, the resident “mama grizzly” here suggested we go to a tea Party event this last weekend. I felt like my house is becoming a sequel to “Clan of the cave Bear” or something. In a good way I mean…

ted c on July 8, 2010 at 12:38 PM

I liked Palin when she was an unknown governor of a mostly-ignored state, long before she was tapped for McCain’s VP. I like her now even better. Whatever she ends up doing I believe it will be very good for our country.

Bob's Kid on July 8, 2010 at 12:40 PM

upinak on July 8, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Thank ya, ma’am.

kingsjester on July 8, 2010 at 12:41 PM

I’m not a Romney support. I actually support no one at this point.

terryannonline on July 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM

But, you are here to provide comic releif and we all appreciate that.

bw222 on July 8, 2010 at 12:42 PM

No, there are some people who shouldn’t even run… they are distractions and deform the conversations we need to be having…

ninjapirate on July 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM

I’m glad you see yourself as the skipper of the SS Conservatism, on which we are mere deckhands and steerage passengers, stowaways.

Why do you like the cut of Obama’s jib so much that you would even consider the possibility of voting for him?

Anyone who wants to run should run, and let’s have it out fair and square, above board.

May the best candidate win.

I think that may be what you are afraid of…….

Brian1972 on July 8, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Well, she’s got the whitebread dork vote with that moniker. For sure.

TheBlueSite on July 8, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Spoken by an expert on whitebread dorks…

Del Dolemonte on July 8, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Also- is it wise to have the video basically all about Palin? The people they showed that weren’t Palin were basically fawning over her.

TheBlueSite on July 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

You obviously don’t know what the term “fawning” means.

For a perfect definition of what it really is, simply view any MSM report on Duh Won (pboh)

VelvetElvis on July 8, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Mother grizzlies?? I like it. Look out O-bambi, mama grizzily is going to eat your lunch.

docdave on July 8, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Is it possible to be a grizzly AND a cougar?

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Yes….definitely.

garry on July 8, 2010 at 12:54 PM

I like the Grizzly moniker. What does ‘soccer’ mom or ‘security’ mom tell you? It says, “I’ll vote for so and so, and then go home and hope my candidate wins.”

But a Momma Grizzly? A Momma Grizzly won’t stop at casting her vote. She will fight you with everything she’s got. Cross her at your peril.

Dee2008 on July 8, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Doesn’t this message sort of imply that until this year women have, in some way, been oppressed, which just isn’t the case?

TheBlueSite on July 8, 2010 at 11:55 AM

(Speechless)

Del Dolemonte on July 8, 2010 at 12:55 PM

For anyone who has any doubts about the substance of this woman, you need to read “Sarah Takes On Big Oil”

You’ll see that she knows how to take names and kick asses.

NoNails on July 8, 2010 at 12:56 PM

I think Sarah’s just looking for someone’s ass to kick.

pain train on July 8, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Oh she knows dam well whose ass to kick and she’s been kickin it more effectively than anyone else for the last year. She owns space in Obamas’ empty head!

Question is will the Huckleberry team up with Mitt to play wingman and spoiler like he did with McCain in the primaries or will he side with Sarah?

The phony preacherman goes nowhere on his own!

dhunter on July 8, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Is it possible to be a grizzly AND a cougar?

blatantblue on July 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Bear vs. Cougar battle!

portlandon on July 8, 2010 at 12:57 PM

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