Quotes of the day

posted at 11:10 pm on March 14, 2011 by Allahpundit

“Because the nominating process has become so dominated by primary elections, with the vast majority of the delegates chosen by direct vote, it is entirely possible that with no presumptive winner or even favorites, a candidate who runs second or third in a great many primaries could go into the convention with a sizable block of delegates.

“Who would this favor? Does Sarah Palin come to mind? Although she is not viewed by most as strong enough to win, she is viewed by many as a person worth voting for to make a statement. And primaries tend to be populated by people who go to the polls with the purpose of making a statement.

“Finishing second and third isn’t really a big deal — until you get enough delegates to be the nominee. And picking a nominee who it seems would be easily defeated by President Obama might not be the best statement.”

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“Matt Labash, a longtime writer for the Weekly Standard, said that because of Palin’s frequent appeals to victimhood and group grievance, ‘She’s becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition.’…

“Asked if the GOP would remain the party of ideas if Palin captures the nomination, Will said: ‘The answer is emphatically no.’

“Columnist Charles Krauthammer, without talking about Palin specifically, noted that ‘there’s healthy and unhealthy populism,’ and there is concern about the rise of the latter.

“He said there are elements of Palin’s persona that he found appealing — including a ‘gameness to do just about anything.’

“But, Labash added: ‘The downside is her gameness to do just about anything — including co-starring with Kate Gosselin on a dopey reality show. And when she does such things, and is inevitably attacked for it, that’s when you see Palinism really fall down as a political approach, as the cocked-fist self-pity and whining set in.’”

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The left hates Palin because they gambled and chose to fraudulently award the 2008 nomination to Dumb-Ø and screw Hillary. The left can’t afford to have the first female POTUS be a conservative. It will be a mortal blow to the feminazis. It will remove the scales from their eyes. It would eliminate plenty of their loyal voting Democrats. Plenty of them have already changed to Independent. The left has the females in their party under their thumb. They have shut up and have done what they are told even defending the Islam-Ø-fascists to their own detriment. The left used Hillary as a role model to teach leftist women to shut up and do as they are told. Hillary had no experience in public office. She was just cheating Bubba’s wife who they promised Moynihan’s senate seat to if she stuck by the cheating loser. They also held a carrot in front of Hillary’s nose with the 2008 nomination and then they screwed her. They knew what a mistake they made when Palin got the VP spot. Dumb-Ø messed up his creased pants.

The Republican elites hate Palin because she exposed MURK-COW-SKI’s father for the corrupt piece of garbage that he is. Palin didn’t chose party first. The Republican elites are attempting to teach their female voters how to behave just like the Democrats did. Shut up and behave. They are telling women they can run for VP but not POTUS. It’s still the old boys network. And network is what they teach you how to do in “Ivy League” schools.

The first female POTUS being a conservative Republican will set back the Øppressive party for 2 generations. BRING IT!!

They are toast. A vote for Palin is a way for millions of American women to get even with Nazi Pelosi for fraudulently awarding the nomination to Dumb-Ø. No woman is more loathed than Pelosi. No, not even Palin. Pelosi is hated by all.

Jayrae on March 15, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Matt who? This guy sounds like he’s just trying to curry favor with the in crowd. Agree with them and they’ll like you. Typical rino mentality. We don’t even have an announced candidate yet, just a few who are hinting around the edges they might be running for sure. Sarah is just as politically savvy or more so than the rest of the crowd, she just keeps the real thing the real thing.

Kissmygrits on March 15, 2011 at 9:47 AM

I’d imagine Matt has appeared on CNN at least once. Does that make him Wolf Blitzer’s costar?

andycanuck on March 15, 2011 at 10:03 AM

Palin is playing these “conservative” pundits like a Stradivarius.

If these establish clowns really wanted to prevent Palin from getting the nomination; they should just ignore her. Instead, they keep making her the inevitable nominee.

It’s a predictable cycle. RINO pundit attacks Palin. Palin gains strength. Rinse & Repeat.

Norwegian on March 15, 2011 at 11:04 AM

As far as candidates go, remember a president should
“lead” and “inspire”. “Lead” us to fix our country’s
problems; “inspire” us to do the right thing. (Yes, we as citizens of this great country will have to do our part) When you find a candidate that shows the fortitude and charisma to do that, along with whatever principles you
agree with, whether it be conservative, rino, liberal, socialist, marxist or communist, then back that person.
And post your candidate’s qualities for the rest of us
to peruse.

Amjean on March 15, 2011 at 5:48 AM

Gary was responding to me-and he’ll attest that wanting someone other than Palin doesn’t a hater or troll make.
Gary doesn’t think I’m a troll-he thinks I’m a good conservative who happens to have a different opinion.\There are a lot of commenters like me on this blog.

Btw:If you keep throwing the term ‘rino’ at candidates just because you happen to like someone better-then you become like the boy who cried wolf.
Think about it.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 15, 2011 at 11:44 AM

I smell fear from the Left…

landlines on March 15, 2011 at 11:57 AM

This requires critical analysis, and to say that you hate Obama so much that you’d be content with Elmer Fudd or Sarah Palin is irresponsible at this point.IU_Conservative on March 15, 2011 at 8:58

My what a moronic comment. Sarah Palin has led the substantive attack against Obama’s disastrous policies. No one else is even close. Let’s see your substantive criticism of Palin. What policies has she advanced that don’t stand up to critical analysis. Go for it. I’m all ears.

Obama is such a disaster that I’d even take IU-_Conservative over him (barely).

Basilsbest on March 15, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Palin/Palin 2012!

pugwriter on March 15, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Tell me how any one can say they’d rather have Obama for 4 more long years (without re-election to face) instead of Sarah? Even Dems are bailing on Zero. GO SARAH!

Herb on March 15, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Tell me how any one can say they’d rather have Obama for 4 more long years (without re-election to face) instead of Sarah? Even Dems are bailing on Zero. GO SARAH!

Herb on March 15, 2011 at 12:11 PM

They think Sara Palin would bring back slavery as President. Or something.

Count to 10 on March 15, 2011 at 12:38 PM

“But, Labash added: ‘The downside is her gameness to do just about anything — including co-starring with Kate Gosselin on a dopey reality show. And when she does such things, and is inevitably attacked for it, that’s when you see Palinism really fall down as a political approach, as the cocked-fist self-pity and whining set in.’”

So, I wonder…does Labash think that Schumabee should stay out of the 2012 election? I thought that Kate made a fool out of herself in Sarah show, which i would rather watch than Huckabee’s pukefest!…The misogyny is so thick ON BOTH SIDES you can’t cut it with a Ginsu knife.
Don’t get me wrong…I don’t want Sarah to run, for different reasons…The comments about Sarah playing the victim is a crock. She has more guts than most men and men like Labash are just projecting their own victimhood on her.

Christine on March 15, 2011 at 1:44 PM

It’s Schmuckabee…sorry for the bad spelling.

Christine on March 15, 2011 at 1:45 PM

I watched the clips of Rush…I agree with him but he left out my point: MISOGYNY. It’s what sunk HRC, and it’s what is sinking Sarah. I’ll sum it up in two words: Misogynistic Elites. They know no party affiliation.
My prediction is that if the Repubs put up a woman even in the VP spot, we will have another 4 years to life of Barry.
BTW: Who is Barry Soetoro?

Christine on March 15, 2011 at 2:32 PM

“I refuse to take seriously the opinions of a pompous as$ who doesn’t know the objective case of the male singular pronoun is HIM: “between Mrs. Palin and him,” George, you twit!

Ted Torgerson on March 15, 2011 at 1:17 AM”

Marry me, Ted!

SilentWatcher on March 15, 2011 at 2:34 PM

So doing my usual blog run through I found Rush’s question elicited almost a full page explanation from one blogger. Been there, done that.

One other thing, I don’t want a president who is an “expert” on anything. We have that now, its not helping. To have such gives them tunnel vision and is not conductive to management. I want a president who can delegate and manage, and knows enough to seek out the proper consultants.

Sharr on March 15, 2011 at 3:39 PM

We need a solid, never wavered Conservative to run against Obama. Herman Cain is who I would support with out a doubt. He has the education and experience in Business to do the job. Run Herman Run!!!!

old war horse on March 16, 2011 at 4:12 AM

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