Guess who’s on a winning streak in endorsements?

posted at 3:21 pm on August 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

I’m not surprised by this, but I am a little surprised that the Washington Post noticed it.  Despite media claims that the Tea Party has gone dormant and that Sarah Palin’s influence has waned, the candidates she backs for office have an uncanny knack for winning their elections — even when they start far off the pace:

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin — though derided on the left and recently dismissed by former vice president Dick Cheney as a poor pick in 2008 — is nevertheless proving her enduring power within the Republican Party in the most concrete of ways: She keeps picking winners.

Each of five candidates she has endorsed this year who have faced primaries or other campaigns have won, including former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz, who Tuesday beatthe state’s well-connected lieutenant governor for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. …

She has endorsed just nine Republicans this year — five of them women, according to the Web site of SarahPAC, her political committee. In an interview on Fox News on Wednesday, Palin said that she is making down-ticket races, not the presidential campaign, a focus of her efforts this year. She called Senate and House races “so instrumental in reforming government, shrinking it, allowing the private sector to grow and thrive.”

This might be easy to dismiss if Palin made a habit of endorsing front-runners, but that’s not been the case.  Ted Cruz started off at a large disadvantage to Lt. Governor David Dewhurst in practically every metric imaginable.  Dewhurst had Rick Perry’s endorsement, a high profile office, tons of his own money to use in the primary fight, and at one time a huge lead in the polls.  In the first round of the primary in May, Cruz only narrowly forced a runoff, at 30% and Dewhurst just a shade under 48%.  The Tea Party engagement that Palin helped facilitate took Cruz from 18 points down in May to a 13-point victory this week — a remarkable 31-point turnaround in just two months.

Similarly, Palin backed Tea Party upstart Richard Mourdock against longtime incumbent Dick Lugar in Indiana’s GOP primary.  Palin endorsed Mourdock late in the cycle, just a couple of weeks before the primary.  Lugar had been up as much as 25 points in the polls in early 2012, but two weeks prior to her endorsement, Mourdock’s internal poll had him even with Lugar.  One week after Palin endorsed Mourdock, he was 10 points up on Lugar in what the local newspaper called “a dramatic slide” for the incumbent.  By the time the election rolled around one week later, Mourdock ended up with a 22-point victory over the entrenched incumbent.

There are very few figures in national politics who could have contributed to those results in a significant fashion.  Barack Obama won’t have any kind of coattails this year, just to choose one example, and Democrats in down-ticket races may have to distance themselves from the party leader this year to remain competitive.  I doubt that any Democratic candidate for Congress is pining for the Joe Biden endorsement, either.  Of the four principals in the 2008 election, Palin is the only one whose clout has increased, and probably is the only one whose clout hasn’t decreased significantly.  That’s why the Palin-Cheney kerfuffle last week really missed the point.  Regardless of whether one thinks Palin was a good pick for the 2008 ticket, she has transformed into a highly influential activist with the grassroots.  Attempting to minimize that or marginalize Palin as a powerhouse in the GOP will likely leave Palin with the last laugh.


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That picture with that headline is hilarious. Well done.

tdpwells on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

er…I mean Edward Q. Morrissey smart…./

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Occasionally Sarah goes off track (e.g. endorsing McCain out of loyalty) but she is pretty much the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval (backing the most conservative candidate who is electable).

bw222 on August 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Depends on who the other candidate is. If there isn’t a solid Tea Party Candidate I am ok with her straying to support the establishment-GOP in races they have no way of losing. A modified Buckley strategy if you will. Support the best Tea Party candidate first, if none is available then support the most conservative candidate that can win.

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Apparently your selective outrage doesn’t go the vitriolic homophobic taunts that were just thrown my way in this thread. Nice.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

your wife didn’t engage in her civic duty of being aware of politics and voting until she ate a chicken sandwich, you married one dumb broad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

YOU just went over the top there matey…

Oh my IRE is severely IRKED now!

dominigan on August 3, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Don’t let this worm get away with that!!!

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

That is a hideous picture.

Dante on August 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

If your wife didn’t engage in her civic duty of being aware of politics and voting until she ate a chicken sandwich, you married one dumb broad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Did you wear your best tongue stud for the Kiss In today?

Chuck Schick on August 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

None of us could withstand the slings and arrows that have come her way from both the whacked out progressive liberals and their counterparts on the right, the rinos. Toyko Rove, Charles
Saurkraut, Dick Cheney and slimeballs on television have all
tried to take her down.

She is still standing. She who laughs last laughs best!

Amjean on August 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Be sure to quote any posters here personally attacking your loved ones. Otherwise, shut the hell up.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Awright, I think that deserves a ban, you slimy little worm.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Nah

1. The 1st Amendment grants itm to be utterly idiotic.

2. Makes all others here appear Einsteinian in comparison.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Weren’t you supposed to drive that van today? :) remember the kiss-in life time event for you ??:) whadda happen? Nobody took you on your offer :(((…no kiss, no luck for ya :)…

jimver on August 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Are you back home for a resupply of lip gloss?

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Selective faux outrage, indeed.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM

But Karl Rove says Palin’s endorsements aren’t worth squat.

Sucks to br Karl…LOL

idesign on August 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I am in unision with you on that!!

GIVE ME THE DARN BAN HAMMER!!!!

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Not to mention that Cheney was just flat wrong. Not only did polling indicate Palin was a net GAIN for the GOP ticket, but there is no evidence whatsoever that the false media narrative could have been successfully countered. That certainly wasn’t Palin’s fault.

Beyond that, the most divisive thing about Palin has been that she “quit” as governor of Alaska. Regardless of how you feel about that, it came AFTER the presidential election and is most likley tainting people’s memories of her run at VP.

Frankly, Cheney should have been smart enough to not comment on that question. I mean, really, he has ZERO knowledge of the situation other than what the media and the back stabbers in the McCain campaign have said about it. Which means he knows virtually nothing.

deadrody on August 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM

That is a hideous picture.

Dante on August 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Said the guy with lip prints all over his mirror.

Dante/His Reflection 2012!!

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Did you wear your best tongue stud for the Kiss In today?

Chuck Schick on August 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Third homophobic taunt. The silence is deafening.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

If your wife didn’t engage in her civic duty of being aware of politics and voting until she ate a chicken sandwich, you married one dumb broad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

My….aren’t you clever.

(douchebags fascinate me – especially the ones that would get smacked hard in the mouth in person).

Tim_CA on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Weren’t you supposed to drive that van today? :) remember the kiss-in life time event for you ??:) whadda happen? Nobody took you on your offer :(((…no kiss, no luck for ya :)…

jimver on August 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

She probably sat this one out. Fresh out of roofies.

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

you married one dumb broad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Why do you hate dumb broads?

VietVet_Dave on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

If your wife didn’t engage in her civic duty of being aware of politics and voting until she ate a chicken sandwich, you married one dumb broad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Where did the post go?

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Selective faux outrage, indeed.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Big words coming from the lowlife who wished Palin and her husband dead.

Chuck Schick on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Apparently your selective outrage doesn’t go the vitriolic homophobic taunts that were just thrown my way in this thread. Nice.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Quit your whining. Most posters don’t like you because you are
stupid. Your being homosexual (if you admitted to that; I usually
scroll down past your posts without reading) doesn’t enter into it.

Amjean on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

1. The 1st Amendment grants itm to be utterly idiotic.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM

The 1st Amendment grants him protection from government censorship.

It says nothing about private citizens or private property owners(like the administrators of this site) kicking someone off their property if they don’t like their speech.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Kingmaker.

But totally irrelevant. Just like the Tea Party.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

No kidding. There was actually an op ed in the normally conservative leaning Boston Herald a few weeks back about how Occupy and the Tea Party have become basically irrelevant to elections on the ground.

I was like, “What?!” Ted Cruz, anyone ?

Unbelievable how 1) wrong the media narrative is, 2) how desperately they want it to be true, and 3) how stupid people are for believing it

deadrody on August 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Did you wear your best tongue stud for the Kiss In today?

Chuck Schick on August 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

He couldn’t make it. The van was stuck, down by the river.

AubieJon on August 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

That is a hideous picture.

Dante on August 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

I am sure you would prefer Larry Flynt give it the S.E Cupp treatment and then it would be acceptable?

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

She probably sat this one out. Fresh out of roofies.

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

False accusations of drug use. No calls for bans yet. Sad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

You really got to be amazed by this. For months the GOPe establishment told Palin not to run that she would be more powerful as a kingmaker. Of course they didn’t believe it they were simply trying to get her out of race. now 10 months later Palin took their “advice” and decided to be the “kingmaker” and look at the sucess she has had. Is there any political figure that everything she tries she succeeds at. Steller Mayor, Oil gas commisioner, GOV of AK with 87% approval ratings before running for VP. Top kingmaker in 2009-2010 and now in 2012. The only time she didn’t rise to the top is when she had no control over her campaign nor her message and instead allowed the idiots of the McCain campaign to guide her steps. Yet even with that headwind she was still almost able to pull his sorry behind over the finish line. Amazing woman. Maybe the talking heads should be more careful before giving her “advice” What was thatr one piece of advice for her to run for the GOP chairmanship fo the party…..

unseen on August 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

If your wife didn’t engage in her civic duty of being aware of politics and voting until she ate a chicken sandwich, you married one dumb broad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

How come this was removed?

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Not just the Left. The Republican crust is just as scared. But the “quitter” theme was all they had. They couldn’t impugn her character, policies, performance, ethics — anything. So they ran with “quitter.” And now here she stands, towering influentially over all of them. The real “last laugh” is yet to come.

rrpjr on August 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

I’m pretty sure the left would tell all those at an AA meeting they are all quitters, too.

ImageSniper on August 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

I think that’s a great picture of Sarah…

:)

Seven Percent Solution on August 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Wait…it’s homophobic to suggest that you are gay?

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Sarah is on Mission from God. Bless her.

Typicalwhitewoman on August 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

False accusations of drug use. No calls for bans yet. Sad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

And like all trolls, bigots, and liberals (but I repeat myself), you can dish it out, but you can’t take it.

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

False accusations of drug use. No calls for bans yet. Sad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Goddamn, you’re whiny. I was falsely accused of drug use for years while arguing for marijuana legalization. Grow a pair.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Cheny and Bush just counter endorse candidates. They act so poorly in office that many many Republicans lose office. We had the Majority in both Houses but they lost both BIG TIME.

You sure are envious of Palin.

Steveangell on August 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Oh, I’m sure Sarah Palin feels so sad about your stinging retort.

deadrody on August 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

inthemiddle: You are a dispicable piece of work…

Do you ever think before you act?

Last word from me about you, you are malicious hate-filled dirt bag.

I hope Ed bans you I really really do, I have personally had enough of your banality, as well as many others here…

Your time has come…

GET LOST!!!

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

How come this was removed?

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Because if inthemiddle said that in person, he would be in great physical pain.

ImageSniper on August 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

You say this to the guy who’s always protected your kind? You are not only intellectually obtuse; you are blind too.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

“Barack Obama and Mitt Romney won’t have any kind of coattails this year, just to choose one example, and Democrats in down-ticket races may have to distance themselves from the party leader this year to remain competitive.” emphasis mine

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

hrh40 on August 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Wait…it’s homophobic to suggest that you are gay?

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

When you’re meaning it as a smear, yes.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Ohmygosh that picture is fantastic!!! HAHAHA

JustMary on August 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

A complimentary article on your hero and you take issue with the photo of her laughing hysterically?

Note the last line, the picture fits:

Attempting to minimize that or marginalize Palin as a powerhouse in the GOP will likely leave Palin with the last laugh.

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

yeah, I read the last line….and the first line…..and
all the lines in between…..don’t care for the pic. mkay?

ToddPA on August 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

False accusations of drug use. No calls for bans yet. Sad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I am not sure Harry Reid would agree with that.

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Of the four principals in the 2008 election, Palin is the only one whose clout has increased, and probably is the only one whose clout hasn’t decreased significantly.

In all fairness she is also the only one not on the government payroll. That has quite a bit to do with it I’m sure. She’s still an “outsider”.

I personally love her in this role. I hope she continues to be a voice for the cultural shift we need in this country. And outside of government is the best way she can do that.

ButterflyDragon on August 3, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Third homophobic taunt. The silence is deafening.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

The word ‘homophobic’ implies that there is a fear of you. I’d bet that’s not exactly the emotion you elicit anywhere you go.

AubieJon on August 3, 2012 at 4:02 PM

When you’re meaning it as a smear, yes.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Prove meaning.

And even if you did, it does not begin to compare to making personal insults towards loved ones of the people you’re debating with. Your lack of dignity is stomach-churning.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Wait…it’s homophobic to suggest that you are gay?

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

It’s whatever this whiny bigot says it is. Didn’t you get the memo? Only liberals get to define the terms of the argument.

/

That’s what’s so beautiful about this whole Chick-fil-A dust-up, along with that of Romney’s tax returns. Liberals no longer get to do this. For once, we’re throwing it back in their faces and making them explain when they stopped beating their wives.

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 4:02 PM

False accusations of drug use. No calls for bans yet. Sad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Hey, after Harry Reid got away with lying about everything his tiny brain imagines, anything goes.

Obama eats frogs – he swallows them live.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Wait…it’s homophobic to suggest that you are gay?

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

When you’re meaning it as a smear, yes.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

The ONLY thing that gets smeared is your azz all over these
threads evey day.

ToddPA on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Then what does it mean when you win an election but absolutely nobody wants you to endorse them?

Ask Barack Obama. He knows.

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Third homophobic taunt. The silence is deafening.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Not homophobic in the least. You were the one excited about the big Kiss In at Chick Fil A a few days ago:

And I’m taking several gay couples there on Friday for the kiss-in. We hope to find the most conservative looking families to make sure they get the best views!

inthemiddle on July 28, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I was just asking how it went. Nothing wrong with that.

Chuck Schick on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Apparently your selective outrage doesn’t go the vitriolic homophobic taunts that were just thrown my way in this thread. Nice.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

.

Did you wear your best tongue stud for the Kiss In today?

Chuck Schick on August 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Third homophobic taunt. The silence is deafening.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

.
If ANY of that is “homophobic”, then I’m an astronaut.
.
But I do see a lot of disgust, and sarcasm.

listens2glenn on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Third homophobic taunt. The silence is deafening.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Did you run out of gasoline or lip gloss today?

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Last word from me about you, you are malicious hate-filled dirt bag.

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Who deserves to be banned for being rude, again?

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

“Barack Obama and Mitt Romney won’t have any kind of coattails this year, just to choose one example, and Democrats in down-ticket races may have to distance themselves from the party leader this year to remain competitive.” emphasis mine

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

hrh40 on August 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Indeed.

Who wants Mitts endorsement?

Steveangell on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

hahahahahahahahahahahaha

Won 2 elections for town council
Won 2 elections for mayor
Beat the incumbent of her own party in gubernatorial primary
Beat a former 2-term governor in gubernatorial general election

vs.

Won 1 gubernatorial general election

The above stats are the facts about winning elections regarding

Sarah Palin

vs

Mitt Romney

hrh40 on August 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

When you’re meaning it as a smear, yes.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

So those on the left who smeared Santorum during the Republican primary all over the blogosphere/twittersphere are homophobes? I guess I could agree with that.

weaselyone on August 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Did you run out of gasoline or lip gloss today?

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Keep it up. Comment saved.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

You are on a collision course with the Ban Hammer.

kingsjester on August 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Who deserves to be banned for being rude, again?

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

You, for personally attacking family members of someone you happen to disagree with.

…while you whine about the same kind of taunts you throw out in every thread, you pusillanimous cretin.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

.
Then what does it mean when you win an election but absolutely nobody wants you to endorse them?

Ask Barack Obama. He knows.

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

.
Great counter-point. : )

listens2glenn on August 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I’d pay $50 to have Sarah Palin run me over with her snowmachine.

Mr. Wednesday Night on August 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Wait…it’s homophobic to suggest that you are gay?

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Only when you’re not willing to be his boyfriend and “take one” for the team.

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Third homophobic taunt. The silence is deafening.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Who deserves to be banned for being rude, again?

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

You mean that rhetorically, of course.

AubieJon on August 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Keep it up. Comment saved.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

So’s this:

Fried foods cause heart attacks, strokes, and shortens people’s lives.

In other words, EAT UP Sarah and Todd!

inthemiddle on July 28, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Chuck Schick on August 3, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I hope Ed bans you I really really do, I have personally had enough of your banality, as well as many others here…

Your time has come…

GET LOST!!!

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Don’t worry. I’ve lost count of how many trolls have been through here and tasted the hammer. Sooner or later, every one of them blows a gasket and gets themselves shown the door.

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Keep it up. Comment saved.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Go ahead.

You know your comment in question? Go look. It’s gone.

You know the comments you’re pointing out? Go look. Still there.

Only in your twisted, diseased excuse for a mind could you fail to see why.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Keep it up. Comment saved.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

So what?

You said that you’d be out today, driving people to the kiss-in. Did you come back for lipgloss?

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I was just asking how it went. Nothing wrong with that.

Chuck Schick on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I’m guessing it didn’t go well. Hardly anyone showed up, and Chick-fil-A employees didn’t spontaneously combust. So now he must attempt to distract by claiming all statements made by conservatives are rac…homophobic.

NotCoach on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Fried foods cause heart attacks, strokes, and shortens people’s lives.

In other words, EAT UP Sarah and Todd!

inthemiddle on July 28, 2012 at 3:23 PM

So wishing death on political opponents, or insulting their loved ones, is perfectly okay.

But don’t you accuse them of wearing lip gloss…even though there’s nothing wrong with a dude wearing it, according to inthemiddle.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

If your wife didn’t engage in her civic duty of being aware of politics and voting until she ate a chicken sandwich, you married one dumb broad.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Civic duty ?
This is an actual demographic group Democrats identify and target.
Call ‘em “Low Knowledge” and give ‘em lollypops to vote their way.

BTW its not the sandwich, its the idea of the sandwich. Difficult for the “low knowledge” types.

Jabberwock on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Gov Palin is taking the Republic back one congressional seat at a time. It began in 2010 and it still continues. She is in their faces with it.

Let them continue to deny her power. You can bet she is loving it!

notalibturd on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Only when you’re not willing to be his boyfriend and “take one” for the team.

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Another homophobic comment. Saved and reported.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Keep it up. Comment saved.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Hey, no fair! Save mine! Save mine!

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Then what does it mean when you win an election primary but absolutely nobody wants you to endorse them?

Ask Barack ObamaMitt Romney. He knows.

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Figured I would show that Obama = Romney in another way.

Steveangell on August 3, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Poor inthemiddle had to lie to himself when he picked out his username.

You should have picked ‘toofarleft’.

faraway on August 3, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Sarah Palin…irrelevant not. And it`s like some BIG surprise that she has the success she does…it is because plain “simple” ordinary folk (you know…the MAJORITY) identify with her AND TRUST her. Why such a mystery?

NY Conservative on August 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM

And I’m taking several gay couples there on Friday for the kiss-in. We hope to find the most conservative looking families to make sure they get the best views!

inthemiddle on July 28, 2012 at 9:22 PM

By “families,” I’m assuming you are including children. Do you have a minimum age limit?

Then, by your own admission, those “gay couples” and you are pedophiles.

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Keep it up. Comment saved.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Dummy, HA and the internet save all the comments. They are available to search on, forever, unless the internet goes down. You shouldn’t need to waste memory for saving them, again. Plus, if you had any brains, you’d have a good back up system, to save everything.

Alas, you are an utter fool.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Why don’t you just wish death on them, like you already have with other people with whom you disagree?

If there’s nothing wrong with homosexuality, why do you keep taking all these notions as bad?

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Another homophobic comment. Saved and reported.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Wait. Where is this report tool at? I’d like to report some pretty nasty comments myself.

ButterflyDragon on August 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Wow, 179 posts in just over a half hour….

…may be a new record….

ToddPA on August 3, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Please, please, don’t have inthemiddle banned. He is hilarious to have around, and excellent for HA Capitalims, which mackes it that much more schadenfreudig. 1%rs win, again.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Wait. Where is this report tool at? I’d like to report some pretty nasty comments myself.

ButterflyDragon on August 3, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Email ed AT hotair DOT com and allah AT hotair DOT com with any comments you find to be inappropriate.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 4:10 PM

The picture of Sarah Palin reminds me of this quote..:)

May we always be happy, and let our enemies know it,” 

- Sarah Palin

idesign on August 3, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Another homophobic comment. Saved and reported.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

YES! I made it! Woo-hoo! (/homer simpson)

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Who deserves to be banned for being rude, again?

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Usually wishing death on people qualifies. Know anyone around here who did that lately?

VietVet_Dave on August 3, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Another homophobic comment. Saved and reported.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

AubieJon on August 3, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Another homophobic comment. Saved and reported.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

What a whining kindergarten tiny wimp you are “mommy, mommy, the commenters on HA were rude to me, after I displayed incredible foolishness”. Meh, you are almost as big an eunuch as is Obama.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Athiestpundit update in 3…2…1…

Eph on August 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Know anyone around here who did that lately?

VietVet_Dave on August 3, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Yeah, libfreeordie, but HA thought it was funny. So, let the gnat-brain ‘live’ on HA. It’s hilarious to watch.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM


the candidates she backs for office have an uncanny knack for winning their elections.

Really? an uncanny knack…Rolling eyes…

mathscience41 on August 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM

AubieJon on August 3, 2012 at 4:05 PM

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 4:06 PM
and MC!!!!

Thanks for responding to itm, I can’t do it any more…

I am so IRKED! I may blow a gasket…

Scrumpy on August 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Love her dearly, and yet hoping she’s wrong in Missouri. John Brunner is the best choice for us.

alwaysfiredup on August 3, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Another homophobic comment. Saved and reported.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Goebbels smiles and is truly proud of you.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Another homophobic comment. Saved and reported.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

I guess you and your underage boyfriend really have your panties in a wad over these comments.

Oops, did I say something else nasty? I’m in real trouble now, I’ll be reported by the gay, boy-loving thread hall monitor!

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Know anyone around here who did that lately?

VietVet_Dave on August 3, 2012 at 4:11 PM

libfreeordie wished for Sarah Palin and Todd to eat more chicken, to die from it.

Schadenfreude on August 3, 2012 at 4:14 PM

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