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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Anybody hanging in Missouri today at a barbeque for
Sarah Steelman?? Palin will be in attendance…they’re
saying 1000+ showing up, and it was announced like 2 days
ago.

ToddPA on August 3, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Sorry, but no.

John Brunner for Missouri Senate.

alwaysfiredup on August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

And who is it being reported to ?
I can’t believe the HA staff would see any of that as a “rules violation.”

listens2glenn on August 3, 2012 at 4:18 PM

The gay mafia who is riding around in his van today…

melle1228 on August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Flora Duh on August 3, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Sarah’s the “good housekeeping seal of approval” politician.

renalin on August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

If Romney doesn’t have Palin on the stump with him AND give her
a prominent speaking position at the convention, I will be
angry. And not because I feel Palin’s “Pain” at being ignored (I doubt if she really cares to tell the truth), but because it will
underline Romney’s pettiness. I don’t really want that in our
leader – don’t we already have it with Obama?

Amjean on August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Gays want to shut down your church, synagogue and mosque.

faraway on August 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I triple dog dare them to try it. They are deafeningly silent when it comes to confronting Islam’s doctrine of death to homosexuals.

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Yes, interesting juxtaposition of values there, isn’t it. Neither Christians nor Jews seek to kill homosexuals, yet it is the Christian and Jewish Churches and Synagogues that the homosexuals want closed down for… HATE speech.

On the other hand, Muslims who make no secret of their hatred of homosexuals and their desire to murder them not only receive no condemnation from the homosexual community, but the homosexual community protests on behalf of and aligns themselves with the Islamic community.

SWalker on August 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM

idesign on August 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Thanks for that, but I was wondering about the size of the crowds and behavior.

silvernana on August 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Awwww, inthemiddle seems to have fled. I was enjoying the festival of butt-hurt he was putting on.

Haven’t had a chance to watch a troll self-destruct in real time yet.

Atlas on August 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Irreverent reference to the butt. That’s hate speech. Saved and reported.

Chuck Schick on August 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Haven’t had a chance to watch a troll self-destruct in real time yet.

Atlas on August 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

You missed the epic inthemeddle meltdown on Wednesday? Too bad.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM

It has already begun. Gays want to shut down your church, synagogue and mosque.

faraway on August 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM

They’re gonna LOSE, because OUR kids will beat THEIR kids every time!!!

In the words of an old TV commercial:

“It’s not NICE to fool mother nature!”

…and not SMART either!!!

/obvious>

landlines on August 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Aye. Was it excellent? If so, point me to the thread :P

Listening to him insult posters spouses is a little tedious, though.

Atlas on August 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Haven’t had a chance to watch a troll self-destruct in real time yet.

Atlas on August 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

It’s like being at a Gallagher Concert.

Get the plastic sheets and raingear ready.

portlandon on August 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM

The gay mafia who is riding around in his van today…

melle1228 on August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Responsible for a drive-by redecorating in Beverly Hills earlier today.

(it did look fabulous)

Tim_CA on August 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

The Civil Rights Agenda, a local LGBT rights advocacy group, filed multiple complaints with the Illinois Department of Human Rights Thursday, alleging that the Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A restaurant chain’s “intolerant corporate culture” violates Illinois law and a provision in the state’s Human Rights Act.

INC on August 3, 2012 at 4:45 PM

LGBT sounds like a sandwich…I’ve got it! One of the sub chains needs to promote gay “marriage by unveiling a new sub: the LGBT–Liverwurst, Guacamole, Broccoli, and Tomato. It will sell like crazy!

Benedict Nelson on August 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

The person organizing the the kiss in received a little over 17,000.

FAIL..:)

idesign on August 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Nothing worse for attention -rhymes with bores- than to be ignored.

roy_batty on August 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Thanks for that, but I was wondering about the size of the crowds and behavior.

silvernana on August 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM

On The Five they said it was a low turnout affair, but there were some arrests.

idesign on August 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM

lets just forget about that Gingrich embarrassment i guess

Drunk Report on August 3, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I’ve always wondered why someone takes the time to post something that shows how clueless they are. Your post is a good example of that.

Palin DID NOT ever endorse Gingrich. If you had bothered to listen to what she said, you would have understood why she said she would vote for Gingrich. The GOPe was trying to say the primaries were over after 3-4 states. She took exception to that because she felt that the voters in the upcoming state primaries should feel like their votes counted for something. At the time when she said, “if I was voting in SC, I’d vote for Newt, it appeared that Newt was the one who would make Romney earn the nomination. It really is as simple as that.

NoNails on August 3, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Aye. Was it excellent? If so, point me to the thread :P

Atlas on August 3, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Can’t remember them all. But any thread on Wednesday that was about Chick-fil-A, or Sarah Palin. It was spewing so many lies about so many different things it couldn’t keep track and would go hide for a while.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 5:10 PM

The gay mafia who is riding around in his van today…

melle1228 on August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Umm, yea… cough cough… that ain’t his van they are riding around it… IYKWIMAIKYD…

SWalker on August 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

idesign on August 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

I figured the MSM would be there with bells on. They probably didn’t want to embarrass themselves by showing up for such small crowds. But then they embarrass themselves every day with their malicious propaganda.

silvernana on August 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM

While I see nothing wrong with the title image of Palin for this thread, I would have personally preferred a picture of Palin holding a rifle with some photoshopped donkey carcasses lying about. I just think that picture would have annoyed the left a lot more and nothing is more enjoyable than watching liberal heads implode.

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

and nothing is more enjoyable than watching liberal heads implode.

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Damn, here I go disagreeing with you again… No, what is better is… To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women, and then…. to watch their head EXPLODE… Cause damn my friend, nothing beats a beautiful and righteous explosion… :)

SWalker on August 3, 2012 at 5:19 PM

hey now that Mitt is getting 87% negative coverage by the media. Something that the Mittbots told me would be impossible because only Palin would get bad news coverage because she *gasP* attacked the media. I wonder if more people aren’t taking another look at Palin in a different light.

unseen on August 3, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Well in 35 States at least Pallin is much more liked than Mitt.

That is the number where Mitt would be a Democrat with his exact same political views.

I say that we should all do what Sarah said. Campaign as hard as we can for the down ticket. Forget who is running for President. Get Conservatives in office.

Steveangell on August 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

winning streak? try perfect winning streak. 100% so far

unseen on August 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I guess Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle and Joe Miller don’t count.

JFS61 on August 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

That’s why Cheney’s gesture, was as the proverb goes, worse than a crime, it was a mistake, had he been more charitable, the damage to his candidate Dewhurst, might have been under double digits. In Utah, Kentucky, and Texas, to cite three examples, from the last cycle, she cleaned the establishment’s clocks,

narciso on August 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I guess Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle and Joe Miller don’t count.

JFS61 on August 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Look, it’s Karl Rove…LOL

idesign on August 3, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I guess Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle and Joe Miller don’t count.

JFS61 on August 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Incorrect.

Bmore on August 3, 2012 at 5:31 PM

JFS61 on August 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

you know Sarah didn’t support Angle. So why lie.

you also may be interested to know that gays don’t kiss out in the open in Greenwich Village, NYC much less a CFA.

but i guess you know that:)

renalin on August 3, 2012 at 5:32 PM

The truth is Gov. Palin is beyond large crowds. Large crowds are no longer needed to defind her. The base sees Gov. Palin as a true conservative and they trust her.

If Palin endorses the local news will put Palin’s name and face on the news and that is all the base needs to see and hear. The base will go out and vote for a Palin pick.

Palin will GOTV.

oldyeller on August 3, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Palin endorsed Cruz in May before the first primary. This may be why Dewhurst did not get the 50% he needed to avoid a runoff.

Jasper61 on August 3, 2012 at 5:40 PM

That photo is…interesting.

Count to 10 on August 3, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Is this site any good, where Sara beats Rove?

News2Use on August 3, 2012 at 5:45 PM

winning streak? try perfect winning streak. 100% so far

unseen on August 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I guess Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle and Joe Miller don’t count.

JFS61 on August 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Not to get too far into the weeds here, but Sarah Palin did not endorse Sharron Angle in the primary (as near as I can tell). She did, however, endorse her for the general election.

Which brings me to what I think was JFS61′s point. Sarah Palin may have a perfect record in endorsing for primary victories, but her record at getting people elected is not 100%. Ed’s comment above that she has gotten people elected is not accurate — in fact she has gotten people nominated.

I am not a TEA partier, but support their general principles. I will be much happier, however, when they take a few marginally Democratic seats, as opposed to just picking off Republicans in already very conservative districts/states. That will actually help end Democrat obstructionism in Washington, and will partially make up for failing to get rid of Harry Reid when he was so vulnerable in 2010.

HTL on August 3, 2012 at 5:48 PM

you also may be interested to know that gays don’t kiss out in the open in Greenwich Village, NYC much less a CFA.

but i guess you know that:)

renalin on August 3, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I take it you’ve never been to the West Village.

Chuck Schick on August 3, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Jeez, I keep missing the Sarah thread when I’m at work,and all the stuff I woulda said’s been posted(in a good way).So,as not to be redundant,GGGRRRRRRR!!!

SMACKRUNNER on August 3, 2012 at 5:52 PM

It has already begun. Gays want to shut down your church, synagogue and mosque.

faraway on August 3, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I wish them good luck with the mosques.

bw222 on August 3, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Wow, this thread must be historical or something!

Cindy Munford on August 3, 2012 at 4:44 PM

It’s been saved! :)

Lourdes on August 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM

She didn’t endorse Angle, but her parents had each endorsed one of the other candidates, Lydon’s campaign (sic) fell apart after the
‘bartering with Chicken’s’ for heath care comment, and hence Angle filled the vaccuum. I know little details like that matter.

narciso on August 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I guess Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle and Joe Miller don’t count.

JFS61 on August 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Maybe we should count the Tigers 2011 losses too this year.

For the record, Palin did not endorse Sharon Angle until after Angle won the primary. Her dad endorsed Tarkanian.

bw222 on August 3, 2012 at 5:58 PM

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

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

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I’m four pages behind on this thread. The comment is gone, hope itm is too.

Night Owl on August 3, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I will be much happier, however, when they take a few marginally Democratic seats, as opposed to just picking off Republicans in already very conservative districts/states. That will actually help end Democrat obstructionism in Washington, and will partially make up for failing to get rid of Harry Reid when he was so vulnerable in 2010.

HTL on August 3, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I guess you missed the 2010 mid-term elections and the retaking of the House…

Gohawgs on August 3, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I read that if the Romney supporters were to line up around the block in order to kiss her mud covered shoes, Sarah might consider supporting Romney, but due to so many of the RomBots being busy in their mothers basement with keeping their threadbare couches warm neither is expected to happen.

Conclusion: Sarah Palin excites the Republican base. Romney supporters dirty their mothers basements.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I guess you missed the 2010 mid-term elections and the retaking of the House…

Gohawgs on August 3, 2012 at 6:02 PM

TEAnami 2010: When Romney was forced to eat his own words.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Conclusion: Sarah Palin excites the Republican base. Romney supporters dirty their mothers basements.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Harry Reid supports this statement.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM

This is Brokeback News!

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Shep Smith?

bw222 on August 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Did you guys scare off Zeke, too?

kingsjester on August 3, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Did you guys scare off Zeke, too?

kingsjester on August 3, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Who knows? But inthemiddle may be gone for good and DannoJyd is such an ABR nutball he is almost as entertaining.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

John Brunner for Missouri Senate.

alwaysfiredup on August 3, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Do you work for his campaign? SIL in St Louis likes him.

Fallon on August 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

winning streak? try perfect winning streak. 100% so far

unseen on August 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I guess Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle and Joe Miller don’t count.

JFS61 on August 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Uh, unseen is talking about the 2012 primary election cycle.

chief on August 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Isn’t it ironic that Rombots try to sully Gov.Palin for Sharon Angle when it’s their hero who’s responsible for that disaster? Romney is the worst presidential pick, after Bush. Take that Cheney.

promachus on August 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Though Palin was certainly a mistake for the 2008 ticket, and though she may have flopped and embarrassed Republicans in 2008, she can have some impact during Republican primary campaigns.

Voters don’t take Palin seriously when she is touting her own supposed credentials, nor do they want her in a position of immense power, but they do notice when the attention-seeking celebrity Palin speaks out in favor of particular candidates. In a general election, a close association with the former half-term Alaska governor Palin would be damaging, but in Republican primaries she can throw her celebrity behind lesser-known conservative candidates to give them a publicity boost.

It’s rather silly to give Palin credit for the Cruz and Mourdock primary victories, since she was just one of MANY to endorse those candidates. This article from Ed also seems like a way to placate the disgruntled remaining Sarah Palin groupies after their heroine took a beating in recent days when Vice President Cheney said what most conservatives already believe but don’t always feels comfortable saying outloud (i.e., that Palin was not qualified in 2008 and that picking her was a mistake). Cheney deserves major props for having the guts to speak the truth, by the way. Anyway, it’s kind of Ed to throw the Palin groupies a bone with this posting.

Also, let’s remember that two of Sarah Palin’s other recent endorsements didn’t fare so well at all.

Sarah Palin and her husband endorsed Newt Gingrich, of all people, but voters had other ideas. Newt, of course, was trounced in FL by a vastly superior candidate not long after Palin’s vocal support for Newt.

Also, Palin embarrassingly campaigned for a brokered convention, but that idea was also soundly rejected by voters.

Most of us already know that Palin isn’t exactly one of our brightest conservative lights, but at least she is putting herself out there and helping bring attention to conservative candidates in primaries. We wouldn’t want to vote FOR Palin, but at least she gets conversations started and supports worthy candidates. As long as she doesn’t start up again with her attention-craving, look-at-me antics but instead lays low during the general election campaign, Palin could be a positive force.

It’s just a shame that she takes attention away from vastly more worthy and capable up-and-coming conservatives. Palin needs to be reminded at times that she is NOT the center of the conservative political universe, despite what she and her groupies may believe.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I guess Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle and Joe Miller don’t count.

JFS61 on August 3, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Good point. Palin couldn’t even give Joe Miller the needed boost in her home state. Just goes to show that, even in Alaska, Palin doesn’t help a whole lot in general election campaigns.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:18 PM

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM
inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM
inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM
inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM
inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM
inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:03 PM
inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM
inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that the kiss-in didn’t go as well as planned. Someone sure seems butt hurt. Not one comment on topic. I can’t wait for page 3.

Sarah Palin deserves to be a main speaker at the convention.

Night Owl on August 3, 2012 at 6:20 PM

She has entirely displaced Bushes from Texas hasn’t she? First ended the KBK disaster and now the Dewhurst disaster. Cornyn is left and if she takes him out, she has made Bushes irrelevant in their home state. They’ve so far protected Florida from her though, I give them that. Without Florida, she can’t win. I hope she starts to work on Florida but with two senate opporunities gone, I don’t see how she can do that .

promachus on August 3, 2012 at 6:22 PM

It’s just a shame that she takes attention away from vastly more worthy and capable up-and-coming conservatives. Palin needs to be reminded at times that she is NOT the center of the conservative political universe, despite what she and her groupies may believe.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Hilarious.

Do tell…who are these “vastly more worthy and capable up-and-coming conservatives” you speak of?

Can’t wait to see this list.

p.s. why does a strong conservative female so frighten the left and the mushy middle (discuss amongst yourselves)?

Tim_CA on August 3, 2012 at 6:24 PM

p.s. why does a strong conservative female so frighten the left and the mushy middle (discuss amongst yourselves)?

Tim_CA on August 3, 2012 at 6:24 PM

She reminds them of how they’ve sold their souls…

Fallon on August 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM

In Alaska, one should note that after Miller won the nomination, the Senate establishment allowed Murkowski to keep her seat on the Natural Resources Committee, Cornyn sent his minion, Ben Ginsberg,
to challenge the ballots of likely Miller supporters, a tactic he learned from Al Franken’s people in the Coleman race.

narciso on August 3, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Sarah Palin deserves to be a main speaker at the convention.

Night Owl on August 3, 2012 at 6:20 PM

No, give her five to eight minutes during an afternoon.

We don’t need this woman as the face of conservatism or the Republican party. The only people who take her seriously are already locks to vote against Obama.

Sarah is all about Sarah. Most of us want to move from 2008 and the disaster she was a large part of.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:27 PM

That picture needs to be replaced & destroyed, now.

Remove her hotness, and watch the posts drop by 500.

budfox on August 3, 2012 at 6:28 PM

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I thought you might like to take a break from keeping that threadbare couch warm long enough to learn that I am certain to win my election again this year, so while I’m out there pushing for Gary Johnson, the ONLY Conservative in the race for POTUS, what will you be doing?

Picking on basement dwelling Sketchy supporters is so easy that I almost feel guilty doing it, but sheeple like being easy targets, so…

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM

p.s. why does a strong conservative female so frighten the left and the mushy middle (discuss amongst yourselves)?

Tim_CA on August 3, 2012 at 6:24 PM

It’s not her ideology but her incompetence, lack of qualifications and juvenile behavior that most conservatives have a problem with.

It’s no mystery why Democrats love it when Sarah Palin’s name pops up in the headlines. There is no one, except for maybe GW Bush, that they’d rather run against.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Harry Reid supports this statement.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Proof that even a broken clock is right twice a day.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM

That’s the first mistake y’all ABR nutballs make.

I am a RRS, and you lying won’t change that. Too many people already know.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM

It’s no mystery why Democrats love it when Sarah Palin’s name pops up in the headlines. There is no one, except for maybe GW Bush, that they’d rather run against.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Yeah, that certainly does explain the TEAnami of 2010 all right. /s

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Proof that even a broken clock is right twice a day.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Yeah, but you are an unplugged LED clock and never right.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I am a RRS, and you lying won’t change that. Too many people already know.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM

RRS? What is that? Republican RINO Syndrome? It fits, so…

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

so while I’m out there pushing for Gary Johnson, the ONLY Conservative in the race for POTUS, what will you be doing?

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Given your embarrassing and spam-like posts on this site, we don’t think Gary Johnson should feel too lucky having a fool like you as a supporter. Still, since we know that Gary Johnson is just a spoiler to help Obama’s reelection chances, we’re happy that someone like you is associated with him.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:34 PM

So the dumb, has-been, hick is up to something, who would have known?

Well, we assembled here knew didn’t we?

She seems to be emphasizing the senate where she gains the maximum leverage for change. Here is a roll call of US Senators and future US Senators she has helped after they went to no little trouble to ask for her help.

Rubio, Toomey, Paul, Ayotte, Boozman, Portman, Coburn, DeMint, Hatch, Mourdock, Fisher, Cruz, Steelman, Thune, McCain, Grassley, Flake, Burr.

Pretty good work, but she seems to have other irons in the fire.

For instance, have you noticed how she has emphasized helping excellent women candidates gain office? Gradually Sarah Palin is helping to change the face of the Republican party from a public face that was predominately male to one with a good mix of strong male and female conservatives.

Viator on August 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Those who can’t win elections endorse others.

inthemiddle on August 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

You’re a teacher, aren’t you?

CurtZHP on August 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

LOL!

dukecitygirl on August 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

No, give her five to eight minutes during an afternoon.

We don’t need this woman as the face of conservatism or the Republican party. The only people who take her seriously are already locks to vote against Obama.

Sarah is all about Sarah. Most of us want to move from 2008 and the disaster she was a large part of.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:27 PM

LOL! Let me guess, a Romney supporter.

Can you name a 2008 VP pick that would have overcome Bush fatigue, the banking collapse and lead McCain to victory? Pawlenty? Romney?

chief on August 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Yeah, but you are an unplugged LED clock and never right.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

1) We WERE discussing Harry Reid. Guess you missed taking your ADDS medications again.

2) I’ve been working at the grass roots level at our County Fair this week and have talked to HUNDREDS of voters. What have you done lately?

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM

RRS? What is that? Republican RINO Syndrome? It fits, so…

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

You are so insulated in your willful ABR ignorance you have no idea what a well known acronym means. Bless your heart. Have another cookie.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM

It’s not her ideology but her incompetence, lack of qualifications and juvenile behavior that most conservatives have a problem with.

It’s no mystery why Democrats love it when Sarah Palin’s name pops up in the headlines. There is no one, except for maybe GW Bush, that they’d rather run against.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

uh huh. exactly what incompetence are we speaking of….please elaborate.

Also….I’m still waiting for that list of “vastly more worthy and capable up-and-coming conservatives” geniuses that are so worthy of our attention, but that Palin is somehow blocking……..?

Exactly what are you supposed to be @sshat? Are you a pretend conservative?

Tim_CA on August 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Still, since we know that Gary Johnson is just a spoiler to help Obama’s reelection chances, we’re happy that someone like you is associated with him.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:34 PM

So sayeth a spreader of the 0bamaGanda fertilizer.

Liberals of a feather DO flock together! Who would have thunk it? /s

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Poor baby, you brought up clock and it bit you. So whine about the subject you changed.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Yeah, that certainly does explain the TEAnami of 2010 all right. /s

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:32 PM

So, you’re crediting Sarah Palin with the 2010 victories?

The truth is that 2010 was a direct rebuke of Obama. Let’s quit trying to make everything about Sarah Palin.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Y’all have simply got to stop dumping tofu into the water…

Gohawgs on August 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM

RRS definitions:

Radiation Research Society
Recreation Resources Services
Road Runner Sports
Racing Rules of Sailing
Recruiting and Retention School

Nothing conservative about any of those groups.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

2) I’ve been working at the grass roots level at our County Fair this week and have talked to HUNDREDS of voters. What have you done lately?

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM

And I bet those voters just nodded politely while you ranted like a loon, and thought to themselves, “when is this idiot going to shut up so I can get in line for my lemon slushee?”

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

So, you’re crediting Sarah Palin with the 2010 victories?

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Let’s review. Who did less than Sarah Palin and I, the AWE inspiring Danno Man, in the 2010 election cycle:

You
Mitt Romney [who previously assisted the 0bama Campaign in 2008]
Ronald Reagan [He is dead]
Cozmo

And prety much all of the other liberal supporters of Romney who post here in Hot Air.

DO stay at home! You folks tend to be like big government, an impediment to everything decent about being an American.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

That certainly does explain why I keep winning my elections here. /s

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:38 PM

You need to get yo mama to wipe that drool off of your chin. It is disgusting.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Nothing conservative about any of those groups.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

You are intellectually incapable of putting relevant things together.

You have been spewing your ABR nutball rants since before Romney clinched the nomination.

You make stuff up about Romney supporters and ignorantly lump his reluctant supporters in with the Romney fluffin’ nutballs.

The Romney fluffin’ nutballs drive away supporters with their zeal. You ABR nutballs would fluff 0bama if it would insure an 0bama victory.

Romney fluffin’ nutballs are nutballs. You ABR nutballs would destroy the country if it would keep Romney out of the White House.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

No, give her five to eight minutes during an afternoon.

We don’t need this woman as the face of conservatism or the Republican party. The only people who take her seriously are already locks to vote against Obama.

Sarah is all about Sarah. Most of us want to move from 2008 and the disaster she was a large part of.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:27 PM

One goes away, another one takes its place. Bluegill, I can not tell you how little your opinion means to me, but thank you so much for sharing it anyway.

Night Owl on August 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

It’s no mystery why Democrats love it when Sarah Palin’s name pops up in the headlines.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

and you love it too. admit it. c’mon. just a little. in the middle of the night. when no one knows. LOL

renalin on August 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

You need to get yo mama to wipe that drool off of your chin. It is disgusting.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Sure sweetie, who will kiss your butthurt in November?

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Time for me to get back to the County Fair to push for votes for actual conservative candidates like myself while the RomBots hide in their basements doing nothing of relevance. I shall return… eventually.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

You need to stop with all the “we”.

You speak for yourself, a single individual.

It makes you sound like some kind of cheap propagandist wannabe, and we all know that isn’t the image you want to project, right?

Just a helpful tip.

Brian1972 on August 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Well let’s be clear, bluegill is so ignorant he’d more than likely vote for ‘Red Squaw’ Warren, than even Romney.

narciso on August 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I shall return… eventually.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

In other words, your parents are calling you for dinner.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Let’s review. Who did less than Sarah Palin and I, the AWE inspiring Danno Man, in the 2010 election cycle:

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:45 PM

That certainly does explain why I keep winning my elections here.

DannoJyd on August 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM

You might be just a tad delusional, but I guess it’s great that you’re so proud of yourself.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM

She is a force multiplier. She is placing her people onto the battlefield and they’re winning. So, while she may not be in office, she will have the next best thing—having people whom she helped to place in office–people who share her views–and who will most likely move things the direction that she wish to see them go.

/powerful

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Just setting the table for Palin/West 2016

tencole on August 3, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Brian1972 on August 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Aw, so you’re another one of Palin’s disgruntled groupies upset about the fact that we all know that Palin is incompetent and unqualified?

Look, we can admire Palin and find her motivational and even sympathize with her at times, but that doesn’t mean we would ever want her in a position of immense power.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Still working as hard as the ABR nutballs to drive away potential Romney voters, I see.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Palin is our version of Obama:

Unqualified
Incompetent
Heads a cult of personality
Petty
Self-centered

What Obama has that Palin lacks is MSM support to hide the incompetence.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM

You are the flip side of an ABR. So full if bile, hatred and ignorance that you are blind to the damage you cause to the man you support.

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Man, does someone have mommy issues…

Gohawgs on August 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM

we all know that Palin is incompetent and unqualified

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

You can provide zero proof for that statement

Stu Gotts on August 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Go Sarah and Go all the other right thinking sane Americans who detest corruption, distractions and distortions.

I’m sad that SP’s internet critics are not sharp. I want to see her brand overcome the best of the best but right now it’s a cartoon. Bugs Bunny vs Elmere Fudd.

Sarah Palin is Bugs with all these Elmers “hunting wabbit”… And we know what happens next. Elmer seems like a sweet guy when Bugs isn’t in the equation. But the poor guy is wasting the last years of his life being outclassed by the Rabbit. His family, grandchildren must have so little respect for him. But Fudd gets what he deserves. Any sane person can tell that there is something special and rare about Bugs Bunny. That Elmer keeps thinking it’s just a dumb Rabbit , that’s his pride making a fool of him.

All the poor Elmers and their Palin obsession.

BoxHead1 on August 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM

What do you mean “our” you pustulant harpie?

tom daschle concerned on August 3, 2012 at 7:11 PM

You are the flip side of an ABR. So full if bile, hatred and ignorance that you are blind to the damage

cozmo on August 3, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I haven’t mentioned Romney once here.

I’m simply offering the opinion that Sarah Palin, while right on many issues, is not exactly presidential material. That’s not exactly a fringe viewpoint.

If you were honest, you’d admit that if a liberal had run with Palin’s same lack of qualifications and displays of incompetence, that no one ought to take him/her seriously.

We don’t hate Palin. She has many fine qualities. However, we don’t believe she was or is ready to be president. She’s also just not that interesting a topic.

bluegill on August 3, 2012 at 7:11 PM

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