Sarah Palin at CPAC: The door is open …

posted at 6:15 pm on February 11, 2012 by Tina Korbe

In a CPAC keynote speech filled with applause lines and momentarily interrupted by hecklers, Sarah Palin refrained from endorsing any of the current GOP presidential candidates and instead repeated her calls for a long primary.

“We’ve all heard we have to wrap it up, but in America, we believe competition leads to victory,” she said.

At the same time, she urged conservatives to stick together no matter what.

“We’re not red and blue Americans; we’re red, white and blue — and, President Obama, we are through with you,” she said. (It sounded a little like a Valentine’s Day card in reverse.)

She hit the unity theme throughout, at one point saying: “The left may smear our records or attack our families [but] we can’t let the left divide the next campaign. We must stand together as conservatives. For the sake of our country, we must stand united, no matter who our nominee is.”

Her speech itself furnished an immediate example of turning liberal enmity into conservative unity. When a smattering of Occupiers chanted, “We are the 99 percent,” the CPAC audience shouted them down with “USA! USA! USA!” — and, shortly thereafter, “Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!”

The former Alaska governor — who frequently appears on national TV before a natural background that looks pretty remote from D.C. — really hit her stride midspeech as she denounced “the permanent political class” and knocked the District.

“Often, politicians come to D.C. denouncing it, but, after a year, they decide it’s not a cesspool, but a hot tub,” she said to laughter.

It’s up to voters to drain the jacuzzi, she said, before she declared that the grassroots will do just that — by sending more Tea Partiers to Congress.

“This time, Establishment,” she said (and I’m pretty sure she looked sternly over her glasses at just that moment), “we expect them to get leadership positions in Congress.”

Her closing sentiment? “The door is open.” It’s hard not to find that sentence provocative — especially given that she repeated it throughout the speech — but she seemed to have meant it in the sense that the door is open to defeat Barack Obama and to take back the nation. The crowd considered the alternate meaning, too, though, to judge by chants of “Run, Sarah, run!”  Who knows what might happen before this long primary ends?

At any rate, Palin’s unrivaled ability to rally a crowd was definitely on display; she drew more standing ovations than at least one gal could count. It was red meat to the base — a reiteration that conservatives stand on the shoulders of the Founders, that we have solutions to the fiscal problems that face our nation, that we have a better jobs plan than the president (“It’s called the free market!”), that we can achieve energy independence, etc., etc., etc. — and the audience loved it.

Update: Video courtesy of The Right Scoop! Forget to tip my hat to the hard-working folks there, and I apologize for that.


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Except to a very few, she’s irrelevant. The Wasilla grifter talks a good game, but doesn’t put her money where her mouth is. Just extracts it from the fools who send it to her.
rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Do you know something about her money-managing, that we don’t?

If not, then how do YOU know she’s not putting her money where her mouth is?

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 3:02 PM

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Look up rubberneck in the dictionary. You will see what the problem with that moniker is.

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 3:06 PM

wi farmgirl on February 12, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Great photos!

Thanks for sharing..:)

idesign on February 12, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Agreed, awesome, saved several and facebook’d a couple they were so good.

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Except to a very few, she’s irrelevant. The Wasilla grifter talks a good game, but doesn’t put her money where her mouth is. Just extracts it from the fools who send it to her.

BTW, her candidate Newt has sunk like a stone in the polls, so her cred is out the window.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 2:54 PM

And yet basement-dwelling trolls like yourself feel the need to spew your Kostard talking points on every single thread about her. Amazing how irrelevant she is.

Walter Sobchak on February 12, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Except to a very few, she’s irrelevant. The Wasilla grifter talks a good game, but doesn’t put her money where her mouth is. Just extracts it from the fools who send it to her.

Unlike the Windy City Windbag that we all got saddled with?

That aside – what is it exactly that makes her a grifter? Who do you feel that would be a stronger spokesperson for The Cause?

BTW, her candidate Newt has sunk like a stone in the polls, so her cred is out the window.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Just like Romney did, when Newt surged ahead, and Perry, Santorum…even Cain.

This shouldn’t deteriorate into who’s a better predictor of the outcome, it should be who’s best for the country as a whole.

I think we can all agree, regardless whom the final out will be, ANYONE is better than Obama…even Romney.

IMHO the exception that proves that rule is Rep. Paul…man has no chance, and is just (being kind here) all kinds of bat sh!t crazy and I’m not talking about the newsletters either.

BlaxPac on February 12, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Btw, anyone noticed that the “diminished influence” meme seems not to be in evidence on the thread?
wolfsDad on February 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Every one on ‘John Galt’s list has used it; some multiple times.

Other than that, no, I haven’t really noticed it.

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Where’s Bishop? They are practically jumping in the boat.
Dr Evil on February 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM

I think I get it now (sorry), it must be Bishop’s boat to Paradise like the old story “The Marching Morons” ships to the Venus Colony…all aboard!

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Or is it fish in a barrel? Did you add rubberneck to the list?

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 3:16 PM

“So help me God, it’s not the future we will ever accept,” Palin said.

unseen on February 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM

This woman is great but unfortunately, without a title, she will not have a choice. She and the rest of us, can talk until we are blue in the face.

rightConcept on February 12, 2012 at 3:17 PM

BTW, her candidate Newt has sunk like a stone in the polls, so her cred is out the window.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 2:54 PM

I must have missed her endorsement.

rightConcept on February 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Stoic Patriot on February 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM

yep … we know ….

conservative tarheel on February 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM

rightConcept on February 12, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Should that read

red in the face

?

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Break time. Keep em coming Haters we need your thread count support.

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Every one on ‘John Galt’s list has used it; some multiple times.

Other than that, no, I haven’t really noticed it.

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Thanks, but that was bmore‘s list.

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 3:20 PM

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 2:54 PM,
She never endorsed Newt or anybody.

CoolChange80 on February 12, 2012 at 3:22 PM

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 2:54 PM,
If Romney won SC the race would be over.

CoolChange80 on February 12, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Or is it fish in a barrel? Did you add rubberneck to the list?

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Where is our buddy Horace? he is funny and clever.

SparkPlug on February 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM

BTW, her candidate Newt has sunk like a stone in the polls, so her cred is out the window.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 2:54 PM

I must have missed her endorsement.

rightConcept on February 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM

LOL

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM

SparkPlug on February 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Supper with his kids I think. Now its break time. Keep em straight.

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I love it…$arah covered her ass just enough for her pscyho cult to say she never “really” endorsed Newt. Even though her husband is actively campaigning and she suggested several times people should vote for Newt.

Sorry, your excuses for her don’t cut it. She’s lost her cred.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM

There is a very strong NON-Romney under-current in this race.

Mitt lacks conservative cred. Many do not trust him because he drifts all over the map and flip-flops like a fish out of water.

SparkPlug on February 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM

She and the rest of us, can talk until we are blue in the face.

rightConcept on February 12, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Sure it’s a stock phrase, but I’m sure you mean red in the face! ;)

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 3:28 PM

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Thanks, but that was bmore‘s list.
Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 3:20 PM

That’s twice in one day, I’ve had to be corrected. : (

I think I’M LOSING IT ! ! !
.
Dang it, I’m breaking from the internet for a spell.
Hopefully regain my sanity. But I’ll be back.
AND NO JOKES ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT I ‘HAD IT TO BEGIN WITH’.
(Lord, I’m so full of myself)

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 3:30 PM

If anybody here deserved a death by house fire it would be you

and I hope I am there not to help

Sonosam on February 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Spoken like a true conservative patriot. Btw, my post was specifically talking about effing retards like you, dbag!!
xxessw on February 12, 2012 at 10:54 AM

GFY sensibilities when you use a term that is wrong but you knowingly use it as an oblique lowblow regarding SPs son

as if you would deny it

eat sh!t

Sonosam on February 12, 2012 at 3:32 PM

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Should be super easy for you to post a link to that endorsement then.

rightConcept on February 12, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I think CNN stuck us with this Red State/Blue State thing. Since blue are friendly forces, and red was the commies.

So, political Judo by someone…had to have been CNN. How did we get labelled red?

Someone “canopfor” the record, please.

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM

heh either way.

rightConcept on February 12, 2012 at 3:34 PM

I love it…$arah covered her ass just enough for her pscyho cult to say she never “really” endorsed Newt. Even though her husband is actively campaigning and she suggested several times people should vote for Newt.

Sorry, your excuses for her don’t cut it. She’s lost her cred.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I couldn’t imagine how freaked out you would be if she was actually running. My God…

One speech and on goes the tin foil!

rightConcept on February 12, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Every one on ‘John Galt’s list has used it; some multiple times.

Other than that, no, I haven’t really noticed it.

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Thanks, but that was bmore‘s list.

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Like a journolist member?

wi farmgirl on February 12, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Every one on ‘John Galt’s list has used it; some multiple times.

Other than that, no, I haven’t really noticed it.

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Point taken. And my apoligies, the incoherent are people too.

wolfsDad on February 12, 2012 at 3:41 PM

If anybody here deserved a death by house fire it would be you

and I hope I am there not to help

Sonosam on February 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Spoken like a true conservative patriot. Btw, my post was specifically talking about effing retards like you, dbag!!
xxessw on February 12, 2012 at 10:54 AM

GFY sensibilities when you use a term that is wrong but you knowingly use it as an oblique lowblow regarding SPs son

as if you would deny

eat sh!t

Sonosam on February 12, 2012 at 3:32 PM

There has to be a ban-hammer in there somewhere.

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I love it…$arah covered her ass just enough for her pscyho cult to say she never “really” endorsed Newt. Even though her husband is actively campaigning and she suggested several times people should vote for Newt.

Sorry, your excuses for her don’t cut it. She’s lost her cred.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Todd Palin recorded a robo call in FL. What else has he done that could be construed as “actively campaigning”? He’s in Alaska preparing for the iron dog. I doubt that getting Newt nominated is at the head of his to-do list.

NoNails on February 12, 2012 at 3:42 PM

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Should be super easy for you to post a link to that endorsement then.

rightConcept on February 12, 2012 at 3:33 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUgscE3UVIc

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I think CNN stuck us with this Red State/Blue State thing. Since blue are friendly forces, and red was the commies.

So, political Judo by someone…had to have been CNN. How did we get labelled red?

Someone “canopfor” the record, please.

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I believe the colors used to switch with the incumbent always being the same color (blue?). I think we became stuck on the red/blue because of the 2000 mess and the emphasis on the red/blue counties. I’ll see if I can find something.

INC on February 12, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I think CNN stuck us with this Red State/Blue State thing. Since blue are friendly forces, and red was the commies.

So, political Judo by someone…had to have been CNN. How did we get labelled red?

Someone “canopfor” the record, please.

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Actually, it was Tim Russert.

steebo77 on February 12, 2012 at 3:46 PM

wi farmgirl on February 12, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Wow…I knew Sarah was brave, but after seeing those shoes, she’s got more nerve than I thought. I’d be scared to death to walk out on a stage in those!!! I’m afraid of heights! Seriously though, great link. She looks great.

Sonosam on February 12, 2012 at 3:32 PM

For crying out loud…if I wanted the atmosphere of DKos, I’d go there. Ugh…

pannw on February 12, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I love it…$arah covered her ass just enough for her pscyho cult to say she never “really” endorsed Newt. Even though her husband is actively campaigning and she suggested several times people should vote for Newt.

Maybe I missed it…I did scroll back through at least the beginging of the month to see if i can see any endorsement of Ms. Palin for Gingrich. I didn’t find any in the HA archives, could you perhaps provide a link ?

As a aside, her husband coming out for Gingrich isn’t the same as her coming out for him to be the candidate. Suggesting isn’t really all that strong a endorsement is it?

IIRC, if anything, she’s calling for more of a drawn out selection process because it would guarantee that the nominee would be more likely to listen and act on behalf the rank and file than someone winning because “it’s their turn”.

Sorry, your excuses for her don’t cut it. She’s lost her cred.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Rubberneck, again, you say she’s lost her creds. Who would be more credible than her, in your opinion? Who’s the person that motivates YOU?

BlaxPac on February 12, 2012 at 3:47 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUgscE3UVIc

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 3:44 PM

You need to change your handle to rubberhead. Everytime she has said, “I’d vote for Newt, she clearly said “to keep it going”. She did not want the betters to declare the race was over. Are you really as dumb as you’re trying to make us believe?

NoNails on February 12, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Just got home from the ‘office’. Hello weekend!
Hello another comment toward 1700.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I was partially wrong/right.

According to Wiki various colors were used until 2000:

The terms red states and blue states came into use in 2000 to refer to those states of the United States whose residents predominantly vote for the Republican Party or Democratic Party presidential candidates, respectively. A blue state tends to vote for the Democratic Party, and a red state tends to vote for the Republican Party. According to AlterNet and The Washington Post, the terms were coined by journalist Tim Russert, during his televised coverage of the 2000 presidential election. That was not the first election during which the news media used colored maps to graphically depict voter preferences in the various states, but it was the first time a standard color scheme took hold; the colors were often reversed or different colors used before the 2000 election. Since 2000, usage of the term has been expanded to differentiate between states being perceived as liberal and those perceived as conservative.

This unofficial system of political colors used in the United States is the reverse of that in most other long-established democracies, where Blue represents right-wing and conservative parties, and Red represents left-wing and social democratic parties.

INC on February 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Elephants Are Red, Donkeys Are Blue
Color Is Sweet, So Their States We Hue

The first reference to “red states” and “blue states,” according to a database search of newspapers, magazines and TV news transcripts since 1980, occurred on NBC’s “Today” show about a week before the 2000 election. Matt Lauer and Tim Russert discussed the projected alignment of the states, using a map and a color scheme that had first shown up a few days earlier on NBC’s sister cable network, MSNBC. “So how does [Bush] get those remaining 61 electoral red states, if you will?” Russert asked at one point.

As the 2000 election became a 36-day recount debacle, the commentariat magically reached consensus on the proper colors. Newspapers began discussing the race in the larger, abstract context of red vs. blue. The deal may have been sealed when Letterman suggested a week after the vote that a compromise would “make George W. Bush president of the red states and Al Gore head of the blue ones.”

steebo77 on February 12, 2012 at 3:50 PM

steebo77 on February 12, 2012 at 3:46 PM

is right.

NBC newsman David Brinkley famously referred to the 1980 election map outcome as showing Ronald Reagan’s 44-state landslide as resembling a “suburban swimming pool”

Hi twerp!

INC on February 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Hi twerp!

INC on February 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Hi!
We’s gots snow.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2012 at 3:55 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUgscE3UVIc

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 3:44 PM

You need to change your handle to rubberhead. Everytime she has said, “I’d vote for Newt, she clearly said “to keep it going”. She did not want the betters to declare the race was over. Are you really as dumb as you’re trying to make us believe?

NoNails on February 12, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Just keep making those excuses. Anyone with the common sense of a billy goat knows the Palin’s were all in for Newt.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 3:59 PM

BTW, $arah doesn’t want to officially endorse any candidate, cause she is a coward, and afraid she will officially lose her cred. She’s unofficially lost it for sure.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 4:02 PM

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 4:02 PM

You’re just trying to get this over the 1500 mark, aren’t you? Why else would you be repeating so much nonsense?

There, I’m helping. 1500 or bust!

pannw on February 12, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Just keep making those excuses. Anyone with the common sense of a billy goat knows the Palin’s were all in for Newt.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 3:59 PM

No excuses here. Unlike you, I can listen and comprehend. I don’t waste my time trying to decipher what someone meant rather than what they said.

NoNails on February 12, 2012 at 4:13 PM

NoNails on February 12, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Yes, because everyone knows mitt needs Sarah.

tinkerthinker on February 12, 2012 at 4:15 PM

This is HILARIOUS!! That irrelevant woman!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oVF-zYpTxdI

HerneTheHunter on February 12, 2012 at 4:16 PM

HerneTheHunter on February 12, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Good one! Save that, we may new it as fuel later to get to 2000, J.E. just started another Palin thread. Bringing it to three concurrent. Has anyone ever survived three Palin threads at once?

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 4:23 PM

HerneTheHunter on February 12, 2012 at 4:16 PM

OMG! I couldn’t stop laughing…

tinkerthinker on February 12, 2012 at 4:23 PM

BTW, $arah doesn’t want to officially endorse any candidate, cause she is a coward, and afraid she will officially lose her cred. She’s unofficially lost it for sure.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Someone tell the CPAC organizers. They appear to be out of the loop.

Kataklysmic on February 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM

This is HILARIOUS!! That irrelevant woman!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oVF-zYpTxdI

HerneTheHunter on February 12, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Chrisy has the tingles…LOL

idesign on February 12, 2012 at 4:29 PM

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I wouldn’t lose hope just yet. The convention is still a ways off, and until the last slip of paper is counted, how people respond when they’re polled vs. how they’ll act on the floor or the ballot box is two different animals.

By the time Nov rolls around the world would have changed quite a bit. We still have major foreign and domestic polices that will be played out. Those things will influence the undecided more than “brand loyalty”.

INC on February 12, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I could get behind that, especially if the GOP decide to waffle on going after Obama on his record of successes & failures.

I think Palin was more fed up with the lack of willingness of the party Old Guard to “go along get along” and she was willing to get out there to fight. That’s why I’m kinda willing to believe that behind the scenes there was headbutting between her and McCain.

But I can see her to be willing to still campaign and fight for the overall ideas of the Party especially considering the alternative has been proven to put this country closer toward 2nd world status.

BlaxPac on February 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Doing my part to keep the thread going.

We always hear Governor Palin’s retractors belittling her influence, because according to them, all she does is write articles on Facebook, send tweets on Twitter, or appear on FOX News to get face-time so as to increase book sales.

They couldn’t be more wrong. She speaks and appears at gatherings all over the country, appearances that you won’t hear about in the media, because they don’t add to their narrative of her.

This is one such appearance held the day after the death of Osama bin-Laden.

An excerpt from her speech.

We have America’s finest willing to sacrifice for the country. They are willing to sacrifice all for all of us. We have in America gifted private sector entrepreneurs who create wealth, and they provide jobs. We attract the best and brightest minds in the world wanting to come to America. Do you notice that not a lot of people are wanting to leave America? They’re wanting to come to America because we believe in American Exceptionalism, and we believe in the pioneering spirit that can be found in places like Colorado. No, America is not in decline – because America believes in itself and in leaders who believe in America and who believe in the providential hand that can guide us.

We need leaders who embody the same standards to which our men and women in uniform hold themselves.

Flora Duh on February 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Flora Duh on February 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Hey Flora
Buy Danish left a note for you on the Open Thread. http://hotair.com/archives/2012/02/12/open-thread-sunday-morning-talking-heads-11/comment-page-4/#comment-5463021

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Just got home from the ‘office’. Hello weekend!
Hello another comment toward 1700.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Chalk up another one. Every little bit helps.

SparkPlug on February 12, 2012 at 6:02 PM

This is HILARIOUS!! That irrelevant woman!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oVF-zYpTxdI

HerneTheHunter on February 12, 2012 at 4:16 PM

LMAO. You rock Herne.

SparkPlug on February 12, 2012 at 6:03 PM

idesign on February 12, 2012 at 4:29 PM

thanks for the clip. chrissy running around with his mouth open, drool pouring out.

just like the pdsers who flock to Palin threads.

kneel thralls your Queen cometh!

renalin on February 12, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Throughout this thread, I’ve been trying to determine the meaning of the ‘W’ in exessw.

I mean the exess part is childishly obvious.

But the ‘W’?

I easily eliminated Wit, wisdom and winner.

Have been considering weiner, whiner, witless and warts.

Anyone else have thoughts on this?

Siddhartha Vicious on February 12, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I responded a few moments ago.

Flora Duh on February 12, 2012 at 6:18 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oVF-zYpTxdI

HerneTheHunter on February 12, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Crissy unsensored,Oh how cute./

evergreenland on February 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Break’s over:
.

Point taken. And my apoligies, the incoherent are people too.
wolfsDad on February 12, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I know; I’m one of them. : )

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Flora Duh on February 12, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Cool, just wanted to give you a heads up while the pan was hot. Back down to the city for me. Two hour drive. Check in when I get there. Keep em straight. ; )

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

She’s unofficially lost it for sure.

rubberneck on February 12, 2012 at 4:02 PM

While you have officially ‘lost it’.

Not your credibility (you never had any) but your mind.

Siddhartha Vicious on February 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

According to Wiki various colors were used until 2000:

This unofficial system of political colors used in the United States is the reverse of that in most other long-established democracies, where Blue represents right-wing and conservative parties, and Red represents left-wing and social democratic parties.

INC on February 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Well, we certainly wouldn’t want anyone to get the idea that the American Democratic Party is left-wing or socialist!

AesopFan on February 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Late, I know, but isn’t Tim Russert from CNN?

Actually, it was Tim Russert.

steebo77 on February 12, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 7:34 PM

re: red/Blue state, thanks y’all for the research, to wit:

This unofficial system of political colors used in the United States is the reverse of that in most other long-established democracies, where Blue represents right-wing and conservative parties, and Red represents left-wing and social democratic parties.

I still think we got screwed, in US military terms we are the blue force and enemy forces are red. Not to mention, the “Reds” were always the Communists.

Thanks to CNN and Russert, we got labeled “Red”, whereas the opposite should really prevail. The Socialist parts of AmericaTheFatallyDivided should be colored Red, Commie Red.

/rant off

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 7:57 PM

We’s gots snow.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Love it, it’ll be gone shortly (I’m from ABQ, I know).

Hi, Twerp!

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Well, yeah – that was the point.

The enemy of America was always the Red force, so of course the fricking media named the GOP as red.

Siddhartha Vicious on February 12, 2012 at 8:02 PM

We got snow today, too.

But with a wind-chill of 0 degrees F, it will not be gone soon.

Dammit.

Siddhartha Vicious on February 12, 2012 at 8:03 PM

We got snow today, too.
But with a wind-chill of 0 degrees F, it will not be gone soon.
Dammit.
Siddhartha Vicious on February 12, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Did you get enough snow for “drifting”?

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 7:34 PM

.
Tim Russert WAS (past tense) from NBC, if we’re thinking of the same man.

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I support anything that Sarah Palin wants to do, whether exciting the conservative/republican base, promote other politicians, or run.
I trust Sarah
I give SarahPac money and in honor of all the haters on this thread I gave today.
I believe that Sarah Palin represents what is right about Americans in general and conservatives especially.
She is an honorable woman, with a great family that she needs to protect.
You know her parents have to sleep with guns at the ready due to some of the threats against her and them from late last year, right?
You know that strangers attack her daughters in public, right?
God bless her and her entire family and give them strength to continue in all their endeavors. – Tom_Ohio

dazed_in_oh on February 12, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Did you get enough snow for “drifting”?

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Not in most areas, but I live on a street with a two block long warehouse across the road.

So it acts as a wind-tunnel and I get to shovel every snowfall at least twice.

I did it this morning before church, and will have to do it again before work tomorrow.

I actually should have shovelled tonight, but instead I waded through to take out the trash can.

Siddhartha Vicious on February 12, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Well, yeah – that was the point.

The enemy of America was always the Red force, so of course the fricking media named the GOP as red.

Siddhartha Vicious on February 12, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I guess that was my point, I should have just strait out said it.

Who is John Galt on February 12, 2012 at 8:51 PM

2000 is doomed on this thread, there are now four Palin threads going simultaneously here at HA. She is so Irrelevant. Rent Free! Haters!

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 9:26 PM

sarah has not endorsed anyone and i hope she does not. she said she would vote for newt to keep things going . to see who would be the best. the best is sarah.

buck taylor on February 12, 2012 at 9:44 PM

2000 is doomed on this thread, there are now four Palin threads going simultaneously here at HA. She is so Irrelevant. Rent Free! Haters!

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 9:26 PM

four Palin threads going simultaneously here at HA

4 irrelevant threads LOL

SparkPlug on February 12, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Just for you, Bmore.

J.E. Dyer on February 12, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Just for you, Bmore.

J.E. Dyer on February 12, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I owe you J.E. ; )

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 9:53 PM

I owe you J.E. ; )

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Naahhh — these two are freebies. Enjoy.

J.E. Dyer on February 12, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Here’s another one for you Bmore.

Governor Palin: Conquering the Storm – August 8, 2011

…Last May, I gave a speech at Westhills Community College in Lemoore, California, to an audience that included farmers from California’s Central Valley. I tried to paint a picture for them of where all of this was heading. The following is an excerpt from my prepared remarks:

Now we’re all getting hit with rising food prices too. Back in November of last year, I predicted this would happen when the Federal Reserve dropped a $600 billion money bomb called QE2 on us! That’s short for “quantitative easing 2.” It’s a fancy term for running the printing presses and creating money out of thin air – which drives down the value of the dollar and makes the price of everything more expensive.

As I predicted six months ago, these policies will lead us down a path where for the first time in our history our fate will be taken out of our own hands and placed in the hands of the world’s capital markets. They will force us to make the responsible decisions that our leaders are unwilling to make. Just as the destinies of the Central Valley farms have been taken out of your hands by the federal government’s overreach into your water rights, so the destiny of our nation will be taken out of our hands because our leadership has failed to get our financial house in order.

This isn’t some theoretical threat any more. It’s already happening. The world’s biggest bond investment fund PIMCO announced last month that it was dumping U.S. Treasury bonds. The head of PIMCO, Bill Gross, one of the world’s preeminent debt investors, warned that the U.S. is in serious risk of default with our trillion dollar deficits and no end in sight. And last week, credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded our credit outlook to “negative” – that’s the first time that has happened to us since the attack on Pearl Harbor. The IMF has even given us formal notice that, unless we do something to deal with our debt problem, we could tip the world economy into another recession.

It is a disgraceful and embarrassing situation when the United States finds itself justifiably chastised in the same tone normally reserved for near-bankrupt economies.

And in this, like in shutting off your water, the federal government has failed you. Their reckless spending and destruction of the dollar will make access to available credit for farmers and small business owners harder to get. And it will make transportation costs higher because it will hit everyone at the gas pump. You see, because the Obama White House won’t let us drill domestically, we’re forced to import oil that we pay for in dollars. So, when the value of the dollar drops, the price of gas goes up. And if you think $4 a gallon is bad, wait till you see what life is like at $6 or $7 a gallon.

Last November, the so-called smart people all laughed at me when I warned them of this. They told me not to make such a big deal about rising prices. Well, guess what – it became a big deal all on its own.

In fact, there was an editorial in the New York Sun that said – and I quote: “As gasoline is nearing six dollars a gallon at some pumps, the cost of groceries is skyrocketing, and the value of the dollars…has collapsed to less than a 1,500th of an ounce of gold. Unemployment is still high. Shakespeare couldn’t come up with a better plot. But how in the world did Mrs. Palin, who is supposed to be so thick, manage to figure all this out so far ahead of the New York Timesand all the economists it talked to?”

Well, I’m sure the New York Times writers will remember the famous line: “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” And right now the American economy is in the howling, hot headwinds of a gathering storm. We’re printing up and buying up our own notes at an unprecedented rate, and the Fed is artificially holding interest rates down to nearly zero. Anyone with commonsense could see what was coming. Unfortunately, common sense is in short supply among our leaders. It’s like they never believe that the rules of common sense apply to them. They think somehow we’ll escape from the consequences of their policies. It’s the same magical thinking that allows them to run up trillion dollar deficits and still think that we can “win the future.”

Every other generation has weathered recessions by sacrifice and belt tightening. But our leaders today decided that they could magically paper over the tough decisions by running the printing presses. A little history lesson might have showed them how well that worked out for Germany in the 1930s. The Weimar Republic inflated its currency so much that it took a wheel barrel full of paper money to buy a loaf of bread. That might be the main thing I remember from Mr. Crum’s history class at Wasilla High, but it told me all I needed to know about the inflationary dangers of a weak currency and why we must avoid it. What a shame Mr. Crum didn’t teach at Harvard.

That was just three months ago, and things have already gotten worse. We have to face this storm head on. It won’t be easy, but there are real solutions to grow our economy and reduce our debt…

Flora Duh on February 12, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Flora Duh on February 12, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Flora
They have four Palin threads going. If you go to QOTD, folks are now just getting down right goofy. Funny though. Here in a bit I want to add all the comments from the four threads and see where we are.

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM

If we combine all four threads. At this point the total is. 2932

Just reeks of Irrelevant doesn’t it.

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Jailbreak is a sick person that should be locked up. You would think Sarah Palin killed Jailbreak’s family with their psychotic postings and Chudi is just a mental midget crackbaby, but Jailbreak is one disturbed nutcase. If Allah posts one more Palin thread maybe Jailbreak and Chudi can go Trig Truther on us as well. Please, Allah. Show us that the Romneybots are Trig Truthers as well. I actually saw a Romneybot at race42012 that was a Trig Truther I wonder if it was Jailbreak, Chudi, or csdeven.

CoolChange80 on February 12, 2012 at 11:08 PM

I don’t know if it’s any longer this way but when I was in high school, the girls with reputations could never seem to understand why the “good girls” always got married first.
Cleombrotus on February 12, 2012 at 9:08 PM

.
The small town I live in could be nicknamed “Tortooga”.

There are so few “good girls” around where I live that they aren’t noticed. They keep quietly to themselves.

My two son’s have both given me grandchildren, out-of-wedlock, so I guess that makes me as bad as Sarah Palin.

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 11:13 PM

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 11:13 PM

CROSS-POSTED ! ! ! ! !

(EXPLETIVE)

Doh.

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 11:24 PM

The QOTD thread is jumpin’ but this one has legs.

SparkPlug on February 13, 2012 at 12:13 AM

The QOTD thread is jumpin’ but this one has legs.

SparkPlug on February 13, 2012 at 12:13 AM

The QOTD thread is a cesspool where it is impossible to get a response from anyone unless you’re flinging poo.

Flora Duh on February 13, 2012 at 12:16 AM

Yo Bmore – 1494 – Treat of Tordesillas

DoubleClutchin on February 13, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Yo Bmore – 1494 – Treat of Tordesillas

DoubleClutchin on February 13, 2012 at 1:31 AM

Umm Treaty

1495

DoubleClutchin on February 13, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Palin’s speechreminded me of 2008 GOP nom. Very strong – well done ;-)

DoubleClutchin on February 13, 2012 at 1:38 AM

My two son’s have both given me grandchildren, out-of-wedlock, so I guess that makes me as bad as Sarah Palin.

listens2glenn on February 12, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Rascal!

DoubleClutchin on February 13, 2012 at 1:40 AM

Watched some of C-pac on C-span

Some well done speeches and panels, and some, well let’s just say, a little rough…but hearts are in right places.

DoubleClutchin on February 13, 2012 at 1:44 AM

USA, USA, USA, USA – oh sorry, got carried away — great moment huh?!?!

DoubleClutchin on February 13, 2012 at 1:46 AM

1500

SparkPlug on February 13, 2012 at 1:51 AM

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