Sarah Palin at CPAC: “Mr. President, you won. Accept it.”

posted at 2:31 pm on March 16, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Amidst the inevitable “Why is Sarah Palin invited to CPAC?”-type media buzz, Sen. Ted Cruz — in advance of his keynote speech later this evening — volunteered his own reasons for Palin’s presence on Saturday and made it clear that he has no plans to try and stealthily unhitch his wagon from the anti-establishment mentality that helped blaze his trail into office. Making a surprise celebrity shot just before Sarah Palin took the stage, Cruz reminded the crowd of Sarah Palin’s role in helping our current roster of young, conservative rock-stars get elected in the first place: “The mainstream media is absolutely convinced that women cannot be conservatives. … That’s why Gov. Palin drives the mainstream media bat-crap crazy. It shakes up their entire world view, and you know what, she can pick winners. Sarah Palin jumped in early and supported Rand Paul. She supported Marco Rubio. She supported Tim Scott. She supported Pat Toomey. She supported Nikki Haley. And this last election cycle, there were three Republicans who won new seats, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, and myself. She supported all three of us. Let me tell you something: I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Gov. Sarah Palin. She is fearless, she is principled, she is courageous, and she is a mama grizzly.”

Cue Sarah Palin, who definitely did not shy away from slamming the shady, back-room, crusty old Washington power structure, but also took President Obama to the cleaners on his utter bankruptcy of leadership skills: “We don’t have leadership coming out of Washington. We have reality television. … Well, the election came and went. But, the campaign never stopped. At a time when our country is desperate for leadership, we get instead a permanent campaign. … Leaders reach across political differences, campaigners double down on those differences. … Leaders seek to bring Americans together to confront our challenges, and campaigners, they seek to divide and conquer and orchestrate crisis after crisis after crisis, to exploit. Mr. President, you won. We accept it. Now step away from the teleprompter and do your job.” Heh.


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Oh, dear. Sarah Palin came in dead last.

bluegill on March 18, 2013 at 10:39 AM

And your point is what, exactly? That we need to join you in discouraging Palin not merely from running for political office but also from even holding speeches, because her sheer goofiness discredits conservatism in the eyes of the Jon Stewarts and Bill Mahers of the world?

Not going to happen. Not a lot of people are sticking up for conservatism and limited constitutional government in public these days, so not many of us are in any hurry to see her go away. I hope to see Palin making speeches and encouraging good people to run for office for decades. I don’t give a damn about some straw poll. But you’ll doubtless repost that silly thing another half-dozen times before the day is done. And we’ll go on scoffing at it.

Aitch748 on March 18, 2013 at 11:22 AM

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 10:50 AM

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So everyone else is bland and boring?

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM

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Mostly.
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Only Sarah may carry the Conservative brand?

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM

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Nope.
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Well I have news for you, the country isn’t going to re-live the excitement that is Sarah, Bristol, Levi, Jeb and Ellie-May again. It’s not going to.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM

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Thanks for the warning.
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Now I’ve got news for you ….. we aren’t going to stand for another CINO.

Sarah earned her “conservative” status the right way.

The “excess baggage” that is her children’s public drama means NOTHING.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM

You know in history what potential candidate most mimics the Republican’s Sarah Palin?
Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Reagan. In 1976 many in the GOP party couldn’t stand Reagan thought he was just an actor should get off the stage was an upstart to go against a sitting GOP POTUS in a primary.

In 1980 the same people thought it was Bush’s turn but reagan said what many people held true and dear.

Im not surprised you had to reach across the aisle to find an example to define Palin not many GOPe types want to be reminded of the Reagan years…

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Bmore on March 18, 2013 at 11:14 AM

LOL! or mice running through in a maze.
Palin is the cheese…

bazil9 on March 18, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Rove’s response was perfect. Paris Palin tried to smear him in her little speech, then he responded with a comeback that struck the bullseye and reminded everyone what a not-ready-for-primetime quitter Sarah Palin is. Rove has every right to volunteer and participate in the primaries. Who the hell does Palin think she is? I am glad that Rove is going to help us prevent future Akins and O’Donnells and Mourdocks.

bluegill on March 18, 2013 at 10:48 AM

“Paris Palin” the “not-ready-for-primetime quitter” fulfilled every campaign promise she made when she was running for governor BEFORE she left office. She did what she said she would do and did not leave before that happened.

All Rove did is remind us what a whiny little do-nothing b_tch he is.

Aitch748 on March 18, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Yes, and you can also look at it by remembering that Kim Kardashian would also elicit a lot of comments, but that doesn’t mean we want either one to run for president.

bluegill on March 18, 2013 at 10:53 AM

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Did I miss something ?

When did we have a “Kardashian” thread?

How many comments did it get?

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM

You missed that?
All about the new show ‘CPAC-ing Up With The Kardashians’.

verbaluce on March 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

All Rove did is remind us what a whiny little do-nothing b_tch he is.

Aitch748 on March 18, 2013 at 11:27 AM

he then left his post quit on his President after the massive defeat of 2006 that gave the senate and house to the dems…

Rove leavesQUITS the White House with a mixed legacy

By Adam Nagourney

Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2007

funny the quitter called someone else a quitter.

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM

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Unseen, you’re a broken record. Everything is McCain and Romney and I’m talking the FUTURE and NEW FACES. You only see Sarah.

Rubio….Rand….Susanna…..Ted……you know, those people?

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:08 AM

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Nobody “only sees Sarah”.

But I do believe she’s the face of the “REAL Conservative Movement”.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

get out of Denny’s….

JFKY on March 18, 2013 at 10:45 AM

You should have seen the mess she left. Strawberry syrup over everything. Hazmat was called.
And she stiffed the pretty waitress.

katy the mean old lady on March 18, 2013 at 11:33 AM

bluegill on March 18, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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Did I miss something ?

When did we have a “Kardashian” thread?

How many comments did it get?

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM

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You missed that?
All about the new show ‘CPAC-ing Up With The Kardashians’.

verbaluce on March 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

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That doesn’t help, without a link.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Did I miss something ?

When did we have a “Kardashian” thread?

How many comments did it get?

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM

I found one Green Room post that included “the Kardashians” in relation to how they poll vs. Congress. Less than 1 page of comments.

Maybe the lack of threads relating to the Kardashians is proof of their popularity at Hot Air. Hot Air refuses to make threads about the Kardashians out of fear that they will generate more traffic than Palin threads…or something.

weaselyone on March 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM

But I do believe she’s the face of the “REAL Conservative Movement”.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

there are many people out there helping the conservative movement. and many faces. I tend to see Gov Palin has a good way to know the difference between conservative politicans and those who play one on TV. Cruz’s example at CPAC thanking Gov Palin showed he walks the talk. Rubio distancing himself from her and the TEa party after his win in 2010 showed he wasn’t. just one example but there have been many times over the last 5 years where people’s reactions towards Palin has been a good measuring guide on how they will react once in office.

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 11:37 AM

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM

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I found one Green Room post that included “the Kardashians” in relation to how they poll vs. Congress. Less than 1 page of comments.

Maybe the lack of threads relating to the Kardashians is proof of their popularity at Hot Air. Hot Air refuses to make threads about the Kardashians out of fear that they will generate more traffic than Palin threads…or something.

weaselyone on March 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM

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The “Green Room” pages are only fifty (50) comments long, too.

Aw yeah. We can’t let the Kardashians upstage Sarah.

Thanks, weaselyone. : )

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Unseen, you’re a broken record. Everything is McCain and Romney and I’m talking the FUTURE and NEW FACES. You only see Sarah.

Rubio….Rand….Susanna…..Ted……you know, those people?

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:08 AM

The point is Palin SAW these people way before most others did. Why wouldn’t you want to support the person who supported so many of the people you list here? Doesn’t that demonstrate the kind of foresight and leadership you are looking for?

Dan Pet on March 18, 2013 at 11:44 AM

You should have seen the mess she left. Strawberry syrup over everything. Hazmat was called.
And she stiffed the pretty waitress.

That’s a pity, probably left the tim in a glass of water….what sucks is that I understand, that once you’ve left she picks over the leftovers on the plates before the bus boys can clean up….

JFKY on March 18, 2013 at 11:45 AM

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

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there are many people out there helping the conservative movement. and many faces. I tend to see Gov Palin has a good way to know the difference between conservative politicans and those who play one on TV. Cruz’s example at CPAC thanking Gov Palin showed he walks the talk. Rubio distancing himself from her and the TEa party after his win in 2010 showed he wasn’t. just one example but there have been many times over the last 5 years where people’s reactions towards Palin has been a good measuring guide on how they will react once in office.

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 11:37 AM

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That says it all.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 11:48 AM

You know in history what potential candidate most mimics the Republican’s Sarah Palin?
Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Reagan.

Uhm…..Reagan served more that half a term! Face it, when she walked away she walked away. Let her be a professional cheerleader, I thought that’s the common ground we could all agree on.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:51 AM

there are many people out there helping the conservative movement. and many faces. I tend to see Gov Palin has a good way to know the difference between conservative politicans and those who play one on TV. Cruz’s example at CPAC thanking Gov Palin showed he walks the talk. Rubio distancing himself from her and the TEa party after his win in 2010 showed he wasn’t. just one example but there have been many times over the last 5 years where people’s reactions towards Palin has been a good measuring guide on how they will react once in office.

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 11:37 AM

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H E Y !bluegill !Marcus !

Please to point out the errors in unseen‘s 11:37 AM comment.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 11:53 AM

I think the only way to beat the number of comments here is for Ed or AP to offer up a post about the empty room that met the anti-SSM panel vs. the full one that GOProud had…

Well that or a Kardashian thread.

verbaluce on March 18, 2013 at 11:53 AM

…That’s why Gov. Palin drives the mainstream media bat-crap crazy. It shakes up their entire world view, and you know what, she can pick winners. Sarah Palin jumped in early and supported Rand Paul. She supported Marco Rubio. She supported Tim Scott. She supported Pat Toomey. She supported Nikki Haley. And this last election cycle, there were three Republicans who won new seats, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, and myself. She supported all three of us. Let me tell you something: I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Gov. Sarah Palin. She is fearless, she is principled, she is courageous, and she is a mama grizzly.”

So, if Gov. Palin drives you (general sense) bat-crap crazy and you consider yourself a conservative or even a Republican, what does that say about you (general sense)?

Fallon on March 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Please, put a quote box around that Cruz quote. Thank you, much obliged.

Fallon on March 18, 2013 at 11:57 AM

You know it would be much easier to support Sarah Palin for President if during the span between her resignation and now she would have considered running for a state-wide office instead of choosing television. I certainly would take her candidacy more seriously.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Reagan served more that half a term! Face it, when she walked away she walked away.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Palin the “half a term” governor fulfilled every promise she made as a gubernatorial candidate to the voters of Alaska BEFORE she “walked away.”

But I guess some people don’t really care much what politicians do once they get into office, just as long as they stay in office longer than a certain minimum. You know, like the power-clingers we have in DC. THEY won’t just “walk away” from their posts, by God!

Aitch748 on March 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Uhm…..Reagan served more that half a term! Face it, when she walked away she walked away. Let her be a professional cheerleader, I thought that’s the common ground we could all agree on.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:51 AM

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Reagan wasn’t sued out of his governorship.

Reagan’s children were all long gone out on their own, when he was governor of CA.

I do NOT agree that “cheerleader” is her only, or even her MOST valuable “role”.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 12:04 PM

I think the only way to beat the number of comments here is for Ed or AP to offer up a post about the empty room that met the anti-SSM panel vs. the full one that GOProud had…

Well that or a Kardashian thread.

verbaluce
on March 18, 2013 at 11:53 AM

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Translation:

SHUT UP ABOUT SARAH PALIN, ALREADY.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Translation:

SHUT UP ABOUT SARAH PALIN, ALREADY.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Not at all…
free speech allows for long speeches.

verbaluce on March 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Speaking of accept it, Palin is over.

3% at CPAC. Even her fans have moved on. And you didn’t see many Republican candidates calling her for an endorsement in 2012.

Even Fox News has dumped her. Rand Paul, Rubio, Cruz and the others have no use for her. Swooping down into red districts and taking credit for Congress candidates that were going to win anyway is funny.

But, keep on with that delusions of grandeur from the same few people posting over and over anytime Palin’s name comes up. It’s great comedy.

Moesart on March 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM

“cheerleader”

all good: cheer…….leader. makes me happy to go there

gracie on March 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Reagan wasn’t sued out of his governorship.

Nobody exactly cared about that in 2012 and they won’t in 2016. It’s why she finally went on Levin’s show after playing coy for months and months and months.

Reagan wouldn’t have cared about the $$$. He was a fighter, not a quitter. He would have beaten them. Not caved.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM

But, keep on with that delusions of grandeur from the same few people posting over and over anytime Palin’s name comes up. It’s great comedy.

Moesart on March 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Do you see what you did there?

wolfsDad on March 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM

“cheerleader”

all good: cheer…….leader. makes me happy to go there

gracie on March 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Therein lies the problem Some of our commenters enjoy being miserable.

katy the mean old lady on March 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Moesart

u r wrong. she’s back full strength speaking truth to power.

gracie on March 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Translation:

SHUT UP ABOUT SARAH PALIN, ALREADY.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM

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Not at all…
free speech allows for long speeches.

verbaluce on March 18, 2013 at 12:13 PM

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Naah … I was right the first time.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Rove has every right to volunteer and participate in the primaries. Who the hell does Palin think she is? I am glad that Rove is going to help us prevent future Akins and O’Donnells and Mourdocks.

bluegill on March 18, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Do you ever read what you write? Or stop to consider the sheer hypocrisy of it?

Rove doesn’t “volunteer”. He’s paid a lot of money to do whatever it is that he does. If he wasn’t paid well by the GOPe, he’d be getting paid by the DNC. It’s what he does to make a buck.

And, if “Rove has every right to volunteer and participate”…just who the hell do you think YOU are, telling her to shut up and trying to deny her the right to participate?

I can certainly tell you WHAT you are: You’re an A-grade HYPOCRITE and someone who will – in the end – back the ‘elite’ who want to run the show…and who will continue to sell Conservatism down the river and lose elections. And who will get rich(er) doing it.

Solaratov on March 18, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Reagan wasn’t sued out of his governorship.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 12:04 PM

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Nobody exactly cared about that in 2012 and they won’t in 2016. It’s why she finally went on Levin’s show after playing coy for months and months and months.

Reagan wouldn’t have cared about the $$$. He was a fighter, not a quitter. He would have beaten them. Not caved.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM

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All of you Palin-detractors care about it. You never cease bringing it up. That’s the only reason we ‘counter’ it.

I agree with what you said about Reagan, but that comparison to Sarah doesn’t “wash”.

Reagan was independently wealthy, and nobody subjected him to the same kind of legal attacks.

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Uhm…..Reagan served more that half a term! Face it, when she walked away she walked away. Let her be a professional cheerleader, I thought that’s the common ground we could all agree on.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:51 AM

and Ted Kenedy served until he died in office. your point. Reagan was dispised by the GOPe they hated him just like they hate Palin. Palin acconopmlished more in 3 years as Gov than most in the GOPe accomplish all their careers. withouot her LEADING there wouldn’t be a TEd Cruz in the Senate. There wouldn’t be a nikki Haley as Gov in SC. Perry was in troouble during the run for GOV in TX before he called Palin in. Tim Scott was helped by Palin’s endorsement. Deb fisher and the list goes on and on.

these endorsements aren’t coming from a cheerleader they are coming from a LEADER who takes risks weights the pros and cons and makes decsions on where to place her weight and prestige to win critical elections and further the conservative movement.

I like your use of a term cheerleader. Is the problem you have with Palin that she is a woman? Do strong confident women scare the hell out of you or something. Leaders like Palin lead before others follow. She took down the croynism in AK something Perry has not done in TX in fact Perry made the cryonism worse. Which would you rather have controlling your tax dollars a person that is fine with a little croynism like Perry or a person that roots it out of the political process like Palin. Cheerleaders don’t take on the biggest Corp in the world, cheerleaders don’t place politicans in Jail. Cheerleaders don’t give up power to further their agenda and save their citizens millions. Leaders do.

so go slaviate over the next boring bland politican and wonder why we lose the next election.

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Can someone explain to me why anyone would respond to Bluegill,
Marcus, etc.?

Amjean on March 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM

You know it would be much easier to support Sarah Palin for President if during the span between her resignation and now she would have considered running for a state-wide office instead of choosing television. I certainly would take her candidacy more seriously.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Where would she have a bigger voice? In the Senate or EVERYWHERE??

Why would that make her more effective at espousing the conservative principles you say you strongly hold?

Dan Pet on March 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM

He would have beaten them. Not caved.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM

5 years later Palin’s still fighting yet you and others like you simple wish her to quit and leave the stage. If you liked Reagan because he was a fighter that Palin should be easy to like she hasn’t quit no matter how many people like you wish she had.

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Can someone explain to me why anyone would respond to Bluegill,
Marcus, etc.?

Amjean on March 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM

I agree completely….then I weaken!! I am a sucker.

Dan Pet on March 18, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Amjean on March 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM

1) In Bluegill’s case, the sick humour of tormenting the insane; and
2) Becaue a lie left unexposed becomes the Truth, ask Karl “Bush Lied, People Died” Rove

JFKY on March 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM

You know it would be much easier to support Sarah Palin for President if during the span between her resignation and now she would have considered running for a state-wide office instead of choosing television. I certainly would take her candidacy more seriously.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM

yeah because it would be so much better having Palin in AK then having the House of Representatives in GOP hands. /

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Can someone explain to me why anyone would respond to Bluegill,
Marcus, etc.?

Amjean on March 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM

something to do on a rainy monday morning?

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Just remember Christ was ridiculed and the people that did that later evolved into liberals , you can not reason with these people I have tried they will not look at facts I have given them copies of the undefeated they refuse to watch . you cannot reason with a Drunk a mental person or a democrat .Its in their blood .

P Bonz on March 18, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I don’t know if you bunch of Suckah’s know this, but they ahd a Straw Poll at CPAC…do you know who came in LAST?

Well, do YOU?

Yeah that’s right, Caribou Barbie, that’s who….I saw that on my I-phone at Denny’s yesterday and I just thougth I’d share it with you!

So guess who’s a LOSER…yeah you know who….

JFKY on March 18, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Can someone explain to me why anyone would respond to Bluegill,
Marcus, etc.?

Amjean on March 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM

It’s like rubbing your tongue over a rotten tooth.

Solaratov on March 18, 2013 at 12:49 PM

this is one time where I hope we become mor e like the english:

An ICM opinion poll for The Sunday Telegraph shows that a key group of Right-of-centre voters are much more attracted to Ukip’s policies on immigration, government spending and same-sex marriage than to the Tories’ stance on the issues.

This same group — made up of those who have yet to decide which of the two parties to support — also rates Ukip’s Nigel Farage as a better party leader than the Prime Minister. The group make up one in 10 of all voters and their support is crucial to Mr Cameron’s chances of electoral success.

The poll comes at the start of Budget week amid fears among Conservative MPs and activists that Ukip will perform well in May’s local elections, placing Mr Cameron’s future under further scrutiny

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unseen on March 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM

It’s like rubbing your tongue over a rotten tooth.

Solaratov on March 18, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Picking at a pimple.

katy the mean old lady on March 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Can someone explain to me why anyone would respond to Bluegill,
Marcus, etc.?

Amjean on March 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM

It gives me an excuse to annoy them back by reminding them that, however frequently or vehemently they throw the “quitter” label at Palin, she isn’t going away.

Aitch748 on March 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Marcus couldn’t care less if he’s responded to.

But seriously, might I suggest Conservatives4Palindotcom where nary a harsh anti-Palin word is allowed and not immediately scrubbed? You’ll probably find ddrintn there these days.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 12:57 PM

I’m sure Marcus doesn’t care to be responded to..after all a lie unexposed is not a lie, but the truth….

JFKY on March 18, 2013 at 12:58 PM

“…..where never is heard, a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day…..”

C4P.com. You’ll just die and think you’ve gone to Heaven!

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 1:07 PM

It struck me, while at lunch with friends, after church on Sunday, just how disconnected the professional politicians, pundits, and prevaricators (but, I repeat myself) up in the Beltway are from all of us average citizens out here in America’s Heartland.

I guess what really triggered this revelation was remembering Sarah Palin’s speech from CPAC’s Saturday Session, in which she spoke just like you or me, having a political discussion with our friends and family. She was bringing up some spot-on political points, when, all of the sudden, she got a mischievous smile on her face and began telling the audience how Todd gave her a wonderful gift the Christmas before last: a gun rack for her ATV. She talked about how cool it was, and then told the crowd that, for this Christmas, she gave Todd a new hunting rifle. She quipped,

Yep, Todd got the rifle and I got the rack.

As the stunned audience quickly broke out in thunderous laughter and applause, Sarah stood there, grinning like the Cheshire Cat, while, at the same time, reaching under the podium to retrieve a 44-ounce Super Big Gulp Diet Coke, which she slowly sipped from, still grinning, then holding it over her head , imitating Lady Liberty holding her torch. The picture of this seminal moment has since gone viral, much to the chagrin of Liberals, on both sides of the political aisle, whose heads have been exploding, like balloons which have blown up beyond their usefulness.

kingsjester on March 18, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Straw polls are entirely meaningless. They matter only to the one who wins, and the haters of the ones that don’t.

Stu Gotts on March 18, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Funny, detractors have 0 discipline to help themselves. Lol! She’s like crack to a crackhead. Funny!!!

Bmore on March 18, 2013 at 1:14 PM

P,S, Your humiliation is awesome fun for the rest of us. ; )

Bmore on March 18, 2013 at 1:17 PM

Bmore on March 18, 2013 at 1:17 PM

No kiddin’.

kingsjester on March 18, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Yep, Todd got the rifle and I got the rack.

Do you really, in your wildest dreams, think that was a pivotal moment? Imagine you’re a woman who dislikes Palin, a Republican voting woman, would that phrase have won you over or make you dislike her even more?

Very Reaganesque I suppose. Like when he used to joke he had the biggest p—- in the room.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM

I believe someone else may have that honor today. Lighten up, Francis.

kingsjester on March 18, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Imagine you’re a woman who dislikes Palin, a Republican voting woman, would that phrase have won you over or make you dislike her even more?

Since they, in your example, dislike Palin, I doubt ANYTHING she says or does will sway them….

Kinda like you and Bluegill….you still cannot admit she helped Cruz….it sticks in your craw, for reasons ONLY YOU know.

JFKY on March 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Oh, wait. You said “had”. I thought your said “was”. Never mind.

kingsjester on March 18, 2013 at 2:08 PM

listens2glenn on March 18, 2013 at 12:25 PM

You’d have to be delusional to pine for Palinbots to “shut up” about her.
And it’s half the fun, really.
She being the other half.

(And for the record, I personally like her and find lots to admire. Just not all.)

verbaluce on March 18, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Do you really, in your wildest dreams, think that was a pivotal moment? Imagine you’re a woman who dislikes Palin, a Republican voting woman, would that phrase have won you over or make you dislike her even more?

Very Reaganesque I suppose. Like when he used to joke he had the biggest p—- in the room.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM

pivotal? no but you seem to think it was. It was a joke most woman I know can laugh at jokes. I guess you hate blue jeans too. What a stick in the mud.

Reagan made lots of jokes one reason a lot of people loved him. humor tends to do that.

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 2:14 PM

JFKY on March 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM

I am still pretty indifferent when it comes to Palin. I was once a skeptic, and at times an appreciator. I didn’t experience what her family went through in Alaska. I have seen over the past couple years that she has been right about a number of things. And has picked if not helped dozens of winners in races. I don’t particularly enjoy her voice or her sentence structure, but that’s hardly enough reason not to appreciate her when she’s right.

There are facts out there, such as the media disregards the truth of the current administration’s mistakes. And Sarah Palin doesn’t shirk from putting the truth forward, even if it’s through snark.

Rusty Allen on March 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM

It’s hilarious for me to watch how anything she does goes viral with the libs and those that don’t “like” her. If she was the “nothing” they would luv to believe she is, why bother?

The louder the cry, the deeper the wound (she inflects).

Gig ‘um, Sarah!

avagreen on March 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Typo: inflicts……

avagreen on March 18, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I am still pretty indifferent when it comes to Palin. I was once a skeptic, and at times an appreciator. I didn’t experience what her family went through in Alaska. I have seen over the past couple years that she has been right about a number of things. And has picked if not helped dozens of winners in races. I don’t particularly enjoy her voice or her sentence structure, but that’s hardly enough reason not to appreciate her when she’s right.

I was a big-time Palinista in 2012….the cultists here, and there are some, tell me it’s MY fault, but I feel like I got screwed by Palin in 2012.

But that having been said, she’s a fine spokesperson and the blind animus of Bluegill and Marcus simply calls out for rebuttal…

Does she han the sun, the stars and the moon, no. Will she win in 2016, who knows? Will she even run, haven’t a clue. But the slander is a bit much…

When 2016 rolls around, she needs to, for me, jump in early, if she’s going to run….I’ve been burned once, not getting burned again. She jumps in early, she has my money and support, but that’s 2-plus years from now.

Along the way I enjoy watching Bluegill froth at the mouth….

JFKY on March 18, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Rusty Allen on March 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM

very sound reasoned post. Hopefully as time goes on Palin doesn’t disappoint you and you can go from indiffrent to supporter. either way at least you see the good she has done and are able to give credit where it is due. Which is about all most of her supporters ask.

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 2:24 PM

When 2016 rolls around, she needs to, for me, jump in early, if she’s going to run….I’ve been burned once, not getting burned again. She jumps in early, she has my money and support, but that’s 2-plus years from now.

Along the way I enjoy watching Bluegill froth at the mouth….

JFKY on March 18, 2013 at 2:23 PM

I’m thinking 2014 atm and hope she leads during those elections but I tend to agree about 2016 if she is going to run she needs to get in early. I still think she had the intention to run in 2012 and set it up to do it but something changed her mind at the end. Whatever it was I doubt people will ever know. I’m just glad she is a voice for conservatism God knows after the total defeat of the quisling GOPE in nov we need all the voices we can get. The louder and more powerful the better.

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Do you really, in your wildest dreams, think that was a pivotal moment? Imagine you’re a woman who dislikes Palin, a Republican voting woman, would that phrase have won you over or make you dislike her even more?

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Good lord,
It wasn’t a pivotal moment..it was humor.
I notice that those who dislike Palin seem to lack a funny bone and have a stick wedged up their rectum.
Loosen up.

bazil9 on March 18, 2013 at 2:38 PM

I still think she had the intention to run in 2012 and set it up to do it but something changed her mind at the end.

Stripper polls. The ones that in 2014 will still be for strippers. She ain’t saying again until Iowa has voted and half the Republican debates are over. It’s her MO.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 2:40 PM

At this point you are just confessing the fullness of your heart.

tom daschle concerned on March 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM

I still think she had the intention to run in 2012 and set it up to do it but something changed her mind at the end.

Rick Perry jumped in the race leaving no room for her..he ended up being a real dud in part because of his recent back surgery and medications and plus he didn’t play well nationally as a tall bullpooping Texan…..

gracie on March 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM

bazil9 on March 18, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Well said.

kingsjester on March 18, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Hey Marcus green god of the planet envy. 8000 plus hits on Sarah Statue Of Liberty. She must of done something right. I seldom get that many hits on a piece. Its gone viral. Have another look. Gulp!?!?

Bmore on March 18, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Stripper polls. The ones that in 2014 will still be for strippers

Say have yuo tried the Grand Slam’s at Denny’s they are tasty, filling, and quite the value….You and Bluegill could hang out there, together…drinking the syrup, lingering over the endless coffee, poring over your I-phones, for reasons to hate Palin.

That way you have both a hobby AND a friend….

JFKY on March 18, 2013 at 3:04 PM

HAS readership at HA been at an all time low or something…pulling out the Sarah Palin appearance (don’t egt me wrong I love the GAL!!!) to pump up the traffic?

RedLizard64 on March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM

This, in a nutshell, is why Palin IS still relevant… and Mittens is NOT. ;)

Kent18 on March 16, 2013 at 2:44 PM

CORRECT!!!

RedLizard64 on March 18, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Speaking of accept it, Palin is over.

3% at CPAC. Even her fans have moved on. And you didn’t see many Republican candidates calling her for an endorsement in 2012.

Even Fox News has dumped her. Rand Paul, Rubio, Cruz and the others have no use for her. Swooping down into red districts and taking credit for Congress candidates that were going to win anyway is funny.

But, keep on with that delusions of grandeur from the same few people posting over and over anytime Palin’s name comes up. It’s great comedy.

Moesart on March 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM

There are like…a million factually inaccurate things wrong with this post. This person seems to think Ted Cruz is Bat Crap Crazy for thinking Sarah helped him, right? And his introduction of her at CPAC stating that was a figment of my imagination or was that just him DISTANCING himself from her? I doubt Rand Paul will be distancing himself from her because he wouldn’t have had a CHANCE if she hadn’t endorsed him early on. Fox News didn’t dump her…she didn’t renew. Wow..trying to correct this guy is exhausting. Get your facts straight friend.

Dan Pet on March 18, 2013 at 3:46 PM

I do not think this can make it to 2,000 comments, but I salute you fellow denizens of Hot Gas, for your noble effort in carrying this thread over the 1600 mark!

I give props, even to Bluegill or Marcus, because if it weren’t for you guyz, this irrelevant clownfish, LOSER thread would never have topped 200.

But your brave/pathetic efforts to deride, diminish & destroy the Palin Legend helped us onto the quarterly thread count winner we have today.

So have a beer/coffee/shot of syrup/dose of Lithium and know you done good, folkz!

JFKY on March 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Scott Walker, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz bring it home at CPAC 2013

When he spoke about merit pay for teachers, he and the crowd got energized. “We are the ones who care about fixing things.” He implored the GOP to be “optimistic,” “relevant,” and “courageous.” He called entitlement reform “moving people from government dependence to true independence.” Governor Walker is not a fire and brimstone orator. His speeches have a shelf life of several minutes. Sometimes he can be downright boring. The man is not a talker. He is a doer, and one of the best. The crowd does not leap to their feet for what he says. They love him for what he does.

Yet CPAC is also about rousing speeches, and the last day would not end without a couple of phenomenal ones.

Sarah Palin remains a rock star to the party faithful. Those who despise her at this point should just shut up and deal with it. There is no polite way to say it. Every attempt to marginalize this woman has failed. She still after all this time electrifies crowds.

Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/conservative-political-action-committee-cpac-2013-/2013/mar/17/cpac-2013-scott-walker-sarah-palin-and-ted-cruz-br/#ixzz2NvOxflSm
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ROFL. the writer is correct on that point and from reading the article it seems he hated having to admit defeat. He like Marcus was pushing the boring and bland Walker. I kind of like Walker but if he bores people at CPAC what chance is there of him firing up people to go vote for him. There are several years to go and maybe walker can grow into a better speaker. With his record if he can learn to speak some fire and brimstone he might have a chance…

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 4:25 PM

the writer had kind words for CRuz also:

The 2013 CPAC keynote speech was delivered by freshman Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. In past years Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck have delivered the keynote address. Ted Cruz was welcomed to the big time, and he showed why.

Without saying the words, Cruz made it clear that we are the United States of America, not the People’s Republic of France. On every issue from guns to drones to debt to the U.S. Constitution itself, Cruz had a simple question for the audience. “Do we surrender or do we stand up now?” He thundered that it’s time to “stand up now!”

Senator Cruz’s father Rafael Cruz spent time in one of Fidel Castro’s jail cells. The Cruz family knows the evils of leftism firsthand. They love America for its freedom, and will not accept America turning into Cuba.

In a strange set of circumstances, the straw poll that Libertarians obsess over and everybody else ignores was taken before Senator Cruz spoke. He brought the crowd to its feet, and showed why he is a rising GOP star. He is not an establishment puppet. He is what CPAC is all about. He is an authentic, real conservative. William Buckley once said that he would be standing in front of history yelling “Stop!” CPAC 2013 closed with a man trying to prevent Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer and other leftists shred the Constitution simply because they hate guns. Cruz yelled stop, and the world listened.

Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/conservative-political-action-committee-cpac-2013-/2013/mar/17/cpac-2013-scott-walker-sarah-palin-and-ted-cruz-br/#ixzz2NvQQdgNQ
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See this is how a good article is written. props to Walker, Cruz and Palin. All gave good speeches and all are needed to bring down the leftist dems and GOPE.

unseen on March 18, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Looking at all of the comments on this thread, I’d say that Palin is still good for traffic on this website and beyond.

Anything that helps the cause is a good thing, and Palin certainly isn’t saying anything that conservatives don’t already say and/or believe. She’s an asset, and not a liability.

Should she elect to run for future office, we shall see what she brings to the table THEN. Until that day comes (if ever), there is no point losing one’s mind about her impact on the political scene: it is significant, and to dismiss her out of hand is to be done at one’s on peril.

itzWicks on March 18, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Just checking… Yup, even as it’s moved down the Top Picks’ column, still active, like the Gulch.

Fallon on March 18, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Not for nothing, but I hope Palin gets to go up against Shillary in 2016.

When, I’m sure she, won’t be able to resist – “The First Woman President Evah” – the liberal Big Media machine coronates Queen Hilly in 2015- would the Rs will be ever so foolish to run a white guy against her?

Prolly.

At least Sarah could stir it up on a gender neutral basis. My hope anyway.

FlaMurph on March 18, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Nobody I know doesn’t enjoy a Sarah Palin speech. Doesn’t object to her supporting candidates. Doesn’t object to her saying anything Rush or Levin haven’t said for years. It’s when the “presidential run” comes up that as in the last primary greater than 60 percent of Republicans want her to go away.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Hm. Didn’t know Romney or whichever of his handlers decided to shut her out of the RNC convention was a “nobody,” but whatever…

cs89 on March 18, 2013 at 6:59 PM

It’s when the “presidential run” comes up that as in the last primary greater than 60 percent of Republicans want her to go away.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Everybody knows she isn’t running for anything in the near future, so maybe perpetual malcontents like yourself and stinkfish should STFU.

Walter Sobchak on March 18, 2013 at 7:20 PM

So everyone else is bland and boring.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM

For the most part, yeah. Just a fact. It’s what you resent.

But seriously, might I suggest Conservatives4Palindotcom where nary a harsh anti-Palin word is allowed and not immediately scrubbed? You’ll probably find ddrintn there these days.

Marcus on March 18, 2013 at 12:57 PM

No, I’m usually working these days.

ddrintn on March 18, 2013 at 7:29 PM

I do not think this can make it to 2,000 comments, but I salute you fellow denizens of Hot Gas, for your noble effort in carrying this thread over the 1600 mark!

I give props, even to Bluegill or Marcus, because if it weren’t for you guyz, this irrelevant clownfish, LOSER thread would never have topped 200.

JFKY on March 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Which is more memorable now: Rubio’s bottled water, or The Big Gulp? There’s your difference.

ddrintn on March 18, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Wait, wait, wait… I seem to remember polls that showed Romney must be the choice because, well he beat Obama…

Err… Where’s President Romney again?

Yes another Palin Hot Air blow out. Not unexpected. Well maybe to the haters anyway.

Its clear which public figure brings the energy on the Right of the spectrum. And I’ll tell you something, if you want to beat the Left you need a figure who will bring the energy like Sarah Palin does.

He might be a Marxist fool and can’t talk worth beans, but Obama does that and the Leftists get that. Which is why running Milquetoast against Obama was a sure loser.

Sharr on March 18, 2013 at 7:50 PM

One last time before it comes down. Sarah Statue Of Liberty.

Bmore on March 18, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Oh, and one more thing. Congrats on an excellent thread and tread count Erika!!!

Bmore on March 18, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I’ll help the count… Hey, we should all agree that Bloomberg’s an idiot. Sarah makes a fool of him at CPAC so he decides to ban the display of cigarettes.

What category of cause of death is increasing in NYC? Let me give you a hint. Many are already banned
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Illegal drugs and substance abuse.

Fallon on March 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM

But, keep on with that delusions of grandeur from the same few people posting over and over anytime Palin’s name comes up. It’s great comedy.

Moesart on March 18, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Do you see what you did there?

wolfsDad on March 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX7wtNOkuHo

S. D. on March 18, 2013 at 8:18 PM

S. D. on March 18, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Nelson.

Fallon on March 18, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Five…

Fallon on March 18, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Four…

Fallon on March 18, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Three…

Fallon on March 18, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Two…

Fallon on March 18, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Here goes nothin’…

Turn the page.

Fallon on March 18, 2013 at 8:52 PM

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