New SarahPAC video: Palin will be a player in the 2014 midterms

posted at 4:41 pm on March 27, 2013 by Allahpundit

There’s going to come a point where Karl Rove concludes that his new group will do more to mobilize conservatives against the establishment Republicans it endorses than it will to mobilize centrist or casual GOP voters to support those candidates. With Palin, the Club for Growth, and conservative talk radio on the other side, he’ll likely have to stick to bluer states where there’s at least a chance that grassroots righties will give his candidates a pass in the primary on “electability” grounds. Maybe they’ll let him slide in, say, Colorado, Michigan, and Minnesota. Where else?

I’m curious to see if she takes a position on the Senate primary in Alaska. Joe Miller, whom she endorsed in 2010, might run; so might Sean Parnell, who served as her lieutenant governor and later succeeded her. That’s an easy call for Rove’s group given Miller’s tea-party cred but more complicated for her.


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Interesting interpretation. Now that I am aware that English isn’t your first language I guess I’ll cut you some slack.

Cindy Munford on March 27, 2013 at 7:09 PM

That doesn’t excuse the jealousy and intellectual dishonesty though.

kim roy on March 27, 2013 at 7:29 PM

So I see that the recent pic of Sarah wearing a Chik fil A shirt, jeans and a black studded belt is still driving bluegill bat crap crazy.

Sarah’s hawt, bluegill’s not.

renalin on March 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Bluegill is here!

500 posts or bust!

portlandon on March 27, 2013 at 7:28 PM

No way she can do 500 posts, 350 maybe 500 no way.

RickB on March 27, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Rove was right, and Palin couldn’t handle the truth.
bluegill on March 27, 2013 at 7:05 PM

rove lied, rove is a quitter from his own mouth/book:
With Gillespie in place, I could leave with confidence that an experienced hand would be on board to handle anything that came up (pg 493-4).
The Plame investigation had exhausted more than my physical reserves. It had also burned through a significant portion of my family’s finances. I’d made sure that no one really knew just how big of a bite my legal tab had taken out of my savings, but I had juggled as long as I could without putting my family’s financial security at risk. More important than money, however, was the toll that my life had taken on my wife and son. I could see more clearly how the press attention, the protesters surrounding our house, the ugly anonymous letters and snarky Internet postings had weighed on them, evening if I’d been able to block most of it out (pg 494).
I felt angry that financial circumstances were forcing me to leave, but I felt grateful the president supported my complicated decision (pg 495).
ROVE Quit.
unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Ouch.

Dongemaharu on March 27, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Maybe the GOv of IA?

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Yeah, I had forgot about Branstad. Was pretty obvious he was going to win when she endorsed him.

topdawg on March 27, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Bluegill is here!

500 posts or bust!

portlandon on March 27, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Reading these threads is much less aggravating when you get into the habit of glancing down at the poster’s name before reading the post and then skipping over any posts by the green-eyed fishwife.

Aitch748 on March 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

She didn’t do a damn thing in 2012 and little in 2010. Her influence is waning.

Seven Seas on March 27, 2013 at 4:54 PM

You must be one of those low information voters I’ve been hearing about.

Kataklysmic on March 27, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Thanks for posting some additional endorsements by Sarah.
http://www.humanevents.com/2010/11/05/2010-elections-the-palin-effect/

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

That 2:18 sec Palin video is more effective than Rove spending $100 million on his annointed candidates.

Amazing to me the GOP establishment/Bush Poliburo would blackball her from the 2012 presidential cycle.

She IS the only fighter with PURE convictions that the GOP has!

Danielvito on March 27, 2013 at 6:36 PM

well to the GOPE Palin is the enemy. they don’t want to clean up their act. Bluebloods think they rule by a divine right.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Thank God the ‘Cuda is back. We need her to help put Tea Party insurgents like Orin Hatch in the Senate!

Of course, I’m a little confused. With anti-establishment pol Mike Huckabee threatening to walk away from the GOP over gay marriage, taking the evangelical/so-con base with him, who exactly is the Divine Ms. P going to rally to the polling places? When Huckabee insisted that the base would “walk” if the GOP embraced gay marriage, did he mean over to Sarah’s house?

To bad she couldn’t place better than dead last in the CPAC straw poll. But hey, she gave a rousing speech! Really took it to Obama! Go Sarah!

Mr. Arkadin on March 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

ove lied, rove is a quitter from his own mouth/book:
With Gillespie in place, I could leave with confidence that an experienced hand would be on board to handle anything that came up (pg 493-4).
The Plame investigation had exhausted more than my physical reserves. It had also burned through a significant portion of my family’s finances. I’d made sure that no one really knew just how big of a bite my legal tab had taken out of my savings, but I had juggled as long as I could without putting my family’s financial security at risk. More important than money, however, was the toll that my life had taken on my wife and son. I could see more clearly how the press attention, the protesters surrounding our house, the ugly anonymous letters and snarky Internet postings had weighed on them, evening if I’d been able to block most of it out (pg 494).
I felt angry that financial circumstances were forcing me to leave, but I felt grateful the president supported my complicated decision (pg 495).
ROVE Quit.
unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Oh man, I had forgot about that. Can’t believe I didn’t remember that from his book. Another reason not to listen Rove, criticizes Palin for stepping down after he stepped down for the same dang reasons.

topdawg on March 27, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Last time I checked on the on-line ad had 305 views

Nobody sees it. She’s not on the news…nobody hears her

Your average voter forgot her a long time ago. Go ahead ask a few people on the street. They don’t remember Palin.

Redford on March 27, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Ouch.

Dongemaharu on March 27, 2013 at 7:31 PM

indeed. ironic that the reasons Rove gave are almost the exact same as Palin gave yet it was fine for Rove to quit under those circumstances but not for Palin. Rove is a hypocrite

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:36 PM

That is the irony, they never learn the lesson,

narciso on March 27, 2013 at 7:37 PM

We need her to help put Tea Party insurgents like Orin Hatch in the Senate!

Mr. Arkadin on March 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Wow, you name one dang person. And just for the record, Hatch’s opponent, Dan Liljenquist, came out in support of increasing taxes.

topdawg on March 27, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Nobody sees it. She’s not on the news…nobody hears her

Your average voter forgot her a long time ago. Go ahead ask a few people on the street. They don’t remember Palin.

Redford on March 27, 2013 at 7:36 PM

To add some padding to the proof, just take a look at the Youtube viewership numbers of each official CPAC speech given this year.

Here are some examples so far:

CPAC 2013 – Former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) – 187,001 views

CPAC 2013 – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) – 40,840 views

CPAC 2013 – Former Governor Mitt Romney (Intro by Gov. Nikki Haley) – 17,921 views

CPAC 2013 – U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) – 7,760 views

CPAC 2013 – Ronald Reagan Dinner (feat. Jeb Bush) – 654 views

CPAC 2013 – U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) – 4,311 views

http://conservatives4palin.com/2013/03/huge-viewership-numbers-for-governor-palins-2013-cpac-speech.html

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:38 PM

bluegill on March 27, 2013 at 7:22 PM

.
Uh – uh- let me be clear on this , I know she is not polished.
But I have to admit, I would sometimes find myself cringe a little when GWB was talking. Even Romney- who was the most decent man in a long time to be president had a stiffer speech. McCain sounds like daffy duck sometimes, although I respect his service. McConnell is no orator. Biden ? we won’t even go there. Carnhole ? Ghore? Clinton for that matter.

Reagan had a older folksy delivery about him- not comparing the two people- that was not trashed by the media. But we are programmed , daily, by a propagandist media who tells us we must despise the woman and everything about her. Every aspect of her life must be ridiculed by those who need to demonize, and try to silence her.

And they do this because she is a woman. For me, she can call the POTUS Corruptus a LIAR in any octave or run-on sentence she wants to.
No one else will.

FlaMurph on March 27, 2013 at 7:39 PM

To bad she couldn’t place better than dead last in the CPAC straw poll. But hey, she gave a rousing speech! Really took it to Obama! Go Sarah!

Mr. Arkadin on March 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

HotAir’s chart of the straw poll showed ten names and Palin’s name was #10, but guess what? There were TWENTY-THREE names in total on the poll itself. Palin was in the top ten among twenty-three contenders! DOH!

And it’s too bad you don’t know how to spell “too bad.”

Aitch748 on March 27, 2013 at 7:40 PM

To bad she couldn’t place better than dead last in the CPAC straw poll. But hey, she gave a rousing speech! Really took it to Obama! Go Sarah!

Mr. Arkadin on March 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Sarah Palin placed in the middle of the CPAC straw poll…

Hey, Sparky, quit making things up!

idesign on March 27, 2013 at 7:40 PM

To bad she couldn’t place better than dead last in the CPAC straw poll. But hey, she gave a rousing speech! Really took it to Obama! Go Sarah!

Mr. Arkadin on March 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

she tied for 9th/10th place out of 23 people. that isn’t dead last. wow what do they teach in our schools today..

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:41 PM

bluegill on March 27, 2013 at 7:01 PM

…cracked record cracked head crackhead!
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…you do realize you should be getting your meds from something called a Pharmacy and not a METH Lab ?

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2013 at 7:43 PM

kim roy on March 27, 2013 at 7:29 PM

No, that’s an extra bonus for our entertainment.

Cindy Munford on March 27, 2013 at 7:43 PM

To bad she couldn’t place better than dead last in the CPAC straw poll. But hey, she gave a rousing speech! Really took it to Obama! Go Sarah!

Mr. Arkadin on March 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Who placed First at CPAC in the last 5 that actually won the nomination/Presidency?

President Paul?
President Romney?
President Huckabee?
President McCain?

portlandon on March 27, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Wow, you name one dang person. And just for the record, Hatch’s opponent, Dan Liljenquist, came out in support of increasing taxes.

topdawg on March 27, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Sactuary cities are those that allow illegal immigrants to reside within their borders with the understanding that the local government with not seek to determine immigration status or enforce the federal mandates concerning immigration. Senator Vitter put forth an amendment to create a reserve fund to hold money that would normally go to these sanctuary cities. On March 13, 2008, a motion was put forth to “table” or remove the amendment from consideration. Virtually all Democrats, and about 1/4 of the Republicans in office agreed to remove the amendment from consideration in a 58-40 vote. Orrin Hatch voted against removing the amendment, and therefore opposed the sanctuary city policy.

http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/Senate/Utah/Orrin_Hatch/Views/Immigration/

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:44 PM

That is the irony, they never learn the lesson,

narciso on March 27, 2013 at 7:37 PM

if we had a good media in this country people like Rove would be shamed off the public stage.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Won’t you please lend a hand?

verbaluce on March 27, 2013 at 5:40 PM

…once you get your hand off your tool!…we might!

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Hopefully Sarah is going to rev it up for ’14 and if things go well ’16 will be a no brainer.

tim c on March 27, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Ted Cruz can get elected in Texas, not in Michigan. People like Akin cannot get elected statewide.

Is this really so difficult?

matthew8787 on March 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM

you do know AKIn was a seating Congressman and the GOPE pick right?

and as the 50pt swing in the question on drones after Paul’s fillibuster conservative views win when they are expressed. be it MI or TX.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:50 PM

To add some padding to the proof, just take a look at the Youtube viewership numbers of each official CPAC speech given this year.

CPAC 2013 – Former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) – 187,001 views

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Your numbers are a little outdated … check it out …

CPAC 2013 – Former Governor Sarah Palin …. 230,931 views :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRw4EOwY2g&list=PLmqnjF1D2hhaZ0r5hw-0beF9R7oaB9lOt&index=51

Pork-Chop on March 27, 2013 at 7:51 PM

No way she can do 500 posts, 350 maybe 500 no way.

RickB on March 27, 2013 at 7:31 PM

O ye of little faith.

katy the mean old lady on March 27, 2013 at 7:51 PM

he’ll likely have to stick to bluer states where there’s at least a chance that grassroots righties will give his candidates a pass in the primary on “electability” grounds. Maybe they’ll let him slide in, say, Colorado, Michigan, and Minnesota. Where else?

depends on if rove keeps his nose out of Red states. Palin stayed out of DE until the GOPE decided to butt in in AK. Then Castle went down in flames.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:52 PM

and was a non-player in Nov, 12′ other than on FNC because of it. I can not remember one major campaign rally she did in 12′ that was important for anyone.

tjexcite on March 27, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Sarah Palin is getting back on the campaign trail. She’ll hit the road this Friday at an evening rally for Ted Cruz, Texas candidate for the U.S. Senate, at the Woodlands, north of Houston, his campaign and a Palin friend confirmed for ABC News…

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/07/25/palin-demint-to-rally-for-ted-cruz-in-houston-on-friday/

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 7:52 PM

It still two years away she’ll quit before it ever happens you betcha “wink, wink”

Your Mamma loves me on March 27, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Your numbers are a little outdated … check it out …

CPAC 2013 – Former Governor Sarah Palin …. 230,931 views :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkRw4EOwY2g&list=PLmqnjF1D2hhaZ0r5hw-0beF9R7oaB9lOt&index=51

Pork-Chop on March 27, 2013 at 7:51 PM

nice. so much for a small core group of supporters. hands down the most watched cPAc speech. So if Palin has a small group of supporters the rest of the pack like Rubio and Paul must have a small small small small small group of core supporters. And the only people that watched JEB were his family.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Sarah Palin is getting back on the campaign trail. She’ll hit the road this Friday at an evening rally for Ted Cruz, Texas candidate for the U.S. Senate, at the Woodlands, north of Houston, his campaign and a Palin friend confirmed for ABC News…

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/07/25/palin-demint-to-rally-for-ted-cruz-in-houston-on-friday/

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 7:52 PM

yeap.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:56 PM

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/27/SarahPAC-Video-Rallies-Independents-and-Tea-Partiers-For-2014-Elections

PaIn a sign of how active Sarah Palin intends to be in influencing the 2014 elections, SarahPAC, Sarah Palin’s Political Action Committee, released a video on Wednesday meant to ignite independents, conservatives, and Tea Partiers for the 2014 midterm elections. These voters propelled Republican candidates in the historic 2010 midterm elections that saw Republicans take back the House of Representatives on the backs of Tea Party voters.

Titled “Loaded for Bear,” the video shows footage and headlines from mainstream media outlets like Politico referring to Palin as a “kingmaker” and conservative outlets like Fox News acknowledging how successfully Palin has used her star-power to help elect conservative candidates to office.

The video also features Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) praising Palin for her fearlessness and being instrumental in electing senators such as Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Pat Toomey, Jeff Flake, Deb Fischer, Cruz and governors like Nikki Haley of South Carolina.

In 2012, former South Carolina Senator and current president of the Heritage Foundation Jim DeMint said Palin’s endorsement “has more influence in primaries than any other endorsement right now.”

“Sarah Palin picks winners,” Cruz says in the video.
lin Reloads for 2014 Elections with SarahPAC Video

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:59 PM

To give you an idea what Palin is up against with the GOP establishment, check out the Bush family history with the GOP;

Samuel P. Bush- Close hoover advisor in the 20′s. Involved in the federal reserve and banking.

Prescott bush- Samuel’s kid. US senator from CT in the 50′s.Seat then went democratic

Dorthy Bush- Precott’s wife, from the walker family of influencial bankers

Prescott’s kids;
George H W bush- Involved in Houston oil business, appoimted CIA director, appointed VP, president- after one term presidency became democratic
Prescott bush Jr- Chairman of US/China chamber of commerce (Understand why now how the Bushie’s have been easy on china)

Did you know. barbara Bush (george H W’s wife) is the daughter of publisher Marvin pierce (descendent of President Pierce in the 1800′s)

George W bush- businss dealing with dad’s donors, president, then he gave us obama with his crazy spending to bailout his pals on wall street. Thanks dad!
Jeb Bush- gov. fla. then seat went democratic. Wants to be prez. His business dealings all with dad donors. Most did business with Us government.

Jeb’s kid george- moved to a conservative red district. This rino knows that’s the only wany they can get elected. Carrys on a family tradition George H moving from Ct to Tx. George W moving from Ct to tx and Jeb moving from Ct to Fla.

the bush establishment has controled the GOP for more than 100 years. They control old money, wall street, etc.

Now you understand why Palin scares them so much. She could end their gravy train. She can’t be bought!!!

Danielvito on March 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM

bluegill on March 27, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Palin going down to TX in her ridiculous looking cowboy boots and her too-tight t-shirts

Palin on the sidelines wearing Bristol’s tops
bluegill on February 16, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Envy girl is back. Palin’s assets drive her crazy.

rrpjr on March 27, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Last time I checked on the on-line ad had 305 views

Nobody sees it. She’s not on the news…nobody hears her

Your average voter forgot her a long time ago. Go ahead ask a few people on the street. They don’t remember Palin.

Redford on March 27, 2013 at 7:36 PM

You might want to some more checking..:)

http://www.google.com/news?ncl=dzJrIsqyiqQkBAM7-RSl25tENbDSM&q=sarah+palin&lr=English&hl=en

idesign on March 27, 2013 at 8:02 PM

It still two years away she’ll quit before it ever happens you betcha “wink, wink”

Your Mamma loves me on March 27, 2013 at 7:53 PM

And yet instead of doing the easy thing and going back to a life of obscurity and hunting and fishing in Alaska, she’s been involved for the past FOUR years in finding good candidates and getting them to run. AND her CPAC speech has more views on YouTube than anybody else’s speech at CPAC this year. Explain that one, Jethro Bodine.

Aitch748 on March 27, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Sarah’s political timing is unbelievable. She finally leaves fox news. Bill O’Reilly puts his foot in his mouth and insults all the bible thumpers in his audience, and now this ad.

2014 here we come.

renalin on March 27, 2013 at 8:05 PM

She’s starting out earlier, then four years ago, when she was hamstrung by all those bogus ethics complaints, like when traveled to Evansville, Indiana.

narciso on March 27, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Sarah Palin IS the leader of modern day conservatism. Deny that and you are denying reality.

fight like a girl on March 27, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Palin makes a video about restoring the middle class the GOPE come out supporting SSM and illgeal immigration. Which do you think will get more people out to the ballot box?

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I have to say I like this ad.

Impressive!

Karl Rove?

Not so much.

Sherman1864 on March 27, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Sarah’s political timing is unbelievable. She finally leaves fox news. Bill O’Reilly puts his foot in his mouth and insults all the bible thumpers in his audience, and now this ad.

2014 here we come.

renalin on March 27, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Gov Palin has never forgotten her roots. BOR OTOH thinks conservatives the people that made him a star are idiots and nightly defames and ridicules them. His star is going down. I see a major sales decline for his next book. Just like Ann rinoas@ culture who had to become a reborn conservative after Mitt the loser lost.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Danielvito on March 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM

the bush family has a divine right to rule as far as the Bush clan is concerned.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 8:12 PM

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Keep up the good fight!

Danielvito on March 27, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Still waiting for the palinhaters to describe what they find a problem within the ad. 300 comments and not a word on the content of the ad or why it’s bad for the conservative cause in 2014.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 8:15 PM

He seems to have the same reading list as Shemp, occasionally he discovers something most people have already figured out.

narciso on March 27, 2013 at 8:15 PM

She’s starting out earlier, then four years ago, when she was hamstrung by all those bogus ethics complaints, like when traveled to Evansville, Indiana.

narciso on March 27, 2013 at 8:07 PM

yep.

renalin on March 27, 2013 at 8:16 PM

He seems to have the same reading list as Shemp, occasionally he discovers something most people have already figured out.

narciso on March 27, 2013 at 8:15 PM

ROFLMAo…I wouldn’t know. I stopped watching him except when Palin was on after he allowed Carl Comeroon to smear Palin with false rumors before 2008 election was even voted on.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 8:17 PM

KCB on March 27, 2013 at 5:09 PM

The Supreme Court/Gay thread from last night in the Left column. It was at the top this morning. Acrrding to her, Hawkdriver and I are nothing but liars, and she has never attacked the Palin Family.

kingsjester on March 27, 2013 at 5:11 PM

…dammit ….I can’t find it!

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Well got to get something to eat. Have a good night guys and gals.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 8:17 PM

9,000 comments or bust.

Rusty Allen on March 27, 2013 at 5:36 PM

…we may get that in the Gulch some day!

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2013 at 8:20 PM

unseen left? comment count projected to fall. heh.

22044 on March 27, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Aitch748 on March 27, 2013 at 7:40 PM

idesign on March 27, 2013 at 7:40 PM

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Hey guys, thank for pointing out that Sarah came in 10th and not 23rd in the CPAC straw poll! My mistake. I guess 10th is the new 1st! A’s for everybody! It’s the effort that counts!

Who placed First at CPAC in the last 5 that actually won the nomination/Presidency?

President Paul?
President Romney?
President Huckabee?
President McCain?

portlandon on March 27, 2013 at 7:43 PM

So I guess you’re saying Sarah’s going to take the White House in 2016 then?

Mr. Arkadin on March 27, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Well got to get something to eat.
unseen on March 27, 2013 at 8:17 PM

And a cigarette.

Gelsomina on March 27, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Say Bluegill what’s the dinner traffic like at the Denny’s? Or did the manager speak to you about how the other customers were feeling uncomfortable about the patron hunched over her ‘phone cackling to herself and ask you to leave?

Did you and Marcus ever hook up for Palin-hate over syrup and smothered and covered hash browns?

BTW, check out thesaurus.com…look for new words besides UNSERIOUS, CARTOONISH, and CLOWNISH because you are getting repetitive and you know the Doctors say you need to get outside your “Comfort zone” if we’re ever going to make any progress in our Recovery.

JFKY on March 27, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Still waiting for the palinhaters to describe what they find a problem within the ad. 300 comments and not a word on the content of the ad or why it’s bad for the conservative cause in 2014.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Exactly. If you distill out the words you find a daring and necessary critique of the GOP elite. Who else is making it? This is why she’s popular — substance. And why they hate her — threatening substance.

rrpjr on March 27, 2013 at 8:29 PM

So I guess you’re saying Sarah’s going to take the White House in 2016 then?

1) Don’t know, just know that winners of the CPAC do or DON’T win the White House, I believe Bush ’43 won it, but none of the others listed came close.
2)She might not even run, but IIRC correctly she did better than some 2016 GOP favourites, and one “favourite” asked that he NOT EVEN BE ON THE BALLOT.

My conclusion is the CPAC Straw Poll is MEANINGLESS; a conclusion you’d echo had she come in no. 1-3…..

JFKY on March 27, 2013 at 8:33 PM

I wonder why Paul Ryan hasn’t produced a video like this. You know he’s a recent veep nominee from GOP, so why isn’t he a force big enough to swing voters with his endorsement. Why isn’t he promising to get more conservatives elected? IN fact, why aren’t the other who trumpet their own chances for 2016– Rubio, Paul and others do something like this?

promachus on March 27, 2013 at 8:38 PM

It seems to me that Sarah has 2 things on her mind, what’s best for the country and what’s best for the GOP. I’m really not sure what Karl Rove has on his mind but, if he’s planning on dueling with Sarah, Sarah has picked more winners than he has.

Sarah, at least, recognizes the problems the GOP has to face while Rove is part of the establishment. All I can say is Ted Cruz versus Connie Mack IV, Sarah picked a winner the establishment picked a loser. The establishment caused Florida to lose a second Republican seat by not supporting George Lemieux.

bflat879 on March 27, 2013 at 8:39 PM

So I guess you’re saying Sarah’s going to take the White House in 2016 then?

Mr. Arkadin on March 27, 2013 at 8:23 PM

If she runs, yes.

promachus on March 27, 2013 at 8:40 PM

PappyD61 on March 27, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Very simple. She calculated the amount of money she’s likely to raise and came to a sane conclusion that she will not be able to fight both Romney and Obama in the same year. Did you forget what happened to conservatives who actually took on Romney in the last race?

Even if she prevailed in the primary, it would have been at a huge cost and she wouldn’t have the moolah to take on Obama. With the Bushies eager to sabotage her from behind.

So, the alternative is to fight Bushies in the primary in 2016 and take on Clinton for the general. She struggled a lot with her decision as she wanted to take on Obama but in the end realized that there are too many practical impediments along her way. But because she has waited, we may have 8 years of conservative governance. God speed.

promachus on March 27, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Would love to see her endorse Paul Broun here in Georgia for the senate race. One of the few that voted against Boehner for speaker. Definitely not a Republican go along with whatever leadership says to do yes man.

topdawg on March 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

In short, Palin’s influence extends to a substantial portion of the conservative base, but no farther. That Palin uses her influence among the base to promote conservative causes and candidates speaks well of her commitment. I’d say she did the best she could with what she had, and fought them to a draw. Not bad.

troyriser_gopftw on March 27, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Lol. The share of independent vote when she was on the ticket in 2008 and that of the 2012 ticket was roughly the same. Polls showed. So, stop talking out of your ass.She has a very wide influence much farther than traditional GOP base. As evidence, you only have to record 2010 when the GOP was able to get highest vote share in decades, when she was at it’s forefront. Did you forget that she is the presumptive leader of tea Party who is a collection of independent groups ( they are not your country club GOP base)?

promachus on March 27, 2013 at 9:00 PM

I see Jealous, Envious and Hatred have shown up.

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 9:04 PM

I will say Palin’s influence must have waned, recently….only 268 comments, at this rate it won’t make the left-hand column.

JFKY on March 27, 2013 at 9:07 PM

I wonder why Paul Ryan hasn’t produced a video like this. You know he’s a recent veep nominee from GOP, so why isn’t he a force big enough to swing voters with his endorsement. Why isn’t he promising to get more conservatives elected? IN fact, why aren’t the other who trumpet their own chances for 2016– Rubio, Paul and others do something like this?

promachus on March 27, 2013 at 8:38 PM

instead they have their paid sycohphants shilling for them in all the media outlets.

Only Sarah’s endorsement really matters. Voters listen to her.

renalin on March 27, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Unlike Rove nand his $300 million.

You do not make that big of an impact with a small nucleus of true believers.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Here is some of Rove’s great successful failures, LOL

Here’s your record Rove; why don’t you talk about your great success?

they have such a great track record, don’t they? The hundreds of millions of dollars Rove and company spent over the last couple years have given us President Romney, Senator Dewhurst of Texas, Senator Berg of North Dakota, Senator Thompson of Wisconsin, Senator Rehberg of Montana, Senator McMahon of Connecticut, and Florida Senator Charlie Crist, to name a few. With a stellar track record like that, I can’t wait to see who they pick next. Oh wait. C4P

WAR!

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 9:13 PM

So, same old show from the haters.

Sharr on March 27, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I will say Palin’s influence must have waned, recently….only 268 comments, at this rate it won’t make the left-hand column.

JFKY on March 27, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Either that or Hotair readership has waned. I’m betting on the latter.

CTSherman on March 27, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Either that or Hotair readership has waned. I’m betting on the latter.

CTSherman on March 27, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Why did they “wane”…a disappointing 2012 or unhappy with the site? BTW, just asking…’cuz I just found your comment interesting.

JFKY on March 27, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Do you realize moron, you have no crediblity. you are a broken record for 5 years. You have to be paid by the bush regime. Nobody can have this much free time to await a palin thread at hot air and then attack.

Danielvito on March 27, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Good point.

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Justin Amash would add to the conservative bench strength in the Senate. With enough help, he could overcome the liberal voter fraud in the SE part of the state in the general election.

karenhasfreedom on March 27, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Have you heard any news as to whether he will or not? You and I have discussed this before:-) I think if he would run, he just may get an endorsement:-)

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Let’s see, Breitbart, Right Scoop, Drudge, and now AP himself covers the item. Irrelevant. Yeah, that’s it.

wolfsDad on March 27, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Yahoo News as well, and their headline was barf inducing. Hey guys, clearly she’s ‘relevant’ you would not cover her PAC video otherwise.

And can the haters please stop pretending like a dead prostitute was found in Sarah Palins bed? Cause, umm politicians with actual disgraces have been granted public office even after being publicly shamed… use cocaine, we’ll give you back your mayorship, but if you’re Sarah Palin no ‘sin’ shall be forgiven.

Seeing as how no such disgraces exist in Palins very vetted past and present… go stuff yourselves.

Sharr on March 27, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Jeeze, Arkadin and Redford got absolutely clobbered with facts. Embarrassing.

Dongemaharu on March 27, 2013 at 9:49 PM

And can the haters please stop pretending like a dead prostitute was found in Sarah Palins bed? Cause, umm politicians with actual disgraces have been granted public office even after being publicly shamed… use cocaine, we’ll give you back your mayorship, but if you’re Sarah Palin no ‘sin’ shall be forgiven.

Seeing as how no such disgraces exist in Palins very vetted past and present… go stuff yourselves.

Sharr on March 27, 2013 at 9:35 PM

You Kultists make me laugh…what about the FAKE PREGNANCY! Not a scandal-Hah!

The tanning bed-Double Hah!

The near divorce from Todd due to her infidelity-Hah-HAH-Hah

I would like to say the strawberry syrup at Denny’s is the BEST

JFKY on March 27, 2013 at 9:51 PM

ROVE Quit.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Wow, terrific find here!!!! I had not read his book. Isn’t it deliciously ironic that Rove admitted that being the target of the lefty attack machine DOES IN FACT create a personal situation where it unfairly drains a family’s finances???!!!!

Whoooosh, 3 points for unseen here in that perfect toss into the basket with no rim!!!

karenhasfreedom on March 27, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Oh, WOW. I missed this awhile ago. unseen is on a roll tonight!!

And Rove had the nerve to make that snarky remark about Sarah?
Actually, Sarah had more reason to resign. Rove may have quit to avoid some legal issue, heh…

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Where did Bluegill go…is it possible that the medicines and therapy are actually HELPING? *WOW* It’s a miracle of modern Psychotherapy.

JFKY on March 27, 2013 at 9:57 PM

without Palin no fischer in the senate

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:13 PM

I think that race in Nebraska says a lot about Sarah power. Considering the other opponents of Fischer AND the top names that were endorsing THEM, Fischer won!!! I don’t think anyone would have bet on Fischer with those odds.

But Sarah did!!!!

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 9:59 PM

. I was also one who fervently supported Palin, and still do admire much about her,

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Oh, I see I’m going to have to add Liar to Jealous, Envy and Hatred to this commenter.

I can’t stop laughing at that comment, LOL

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 10:03 PM

I do not apologize for supporting Sarah Palin. Why, because her party was perfectly OK with throwing her to the wolves following the Tuscon shooting, an event for which she had absolutely nothing to do with.

That was the day I lost all respect for the GOP. If they couldn’t have her back to dispel false accusations related to a crime which she was not part of. It told me they really are not worth saving.

Sharr on March 27, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Why did they “wane”…a disappointing 2012 or unhappy with the site? BTW, just asking…’cuz I just found your comment interesting.

JFKY on March 27, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Don’t know. Lack of overall interest? Too many of the ever present gay threads saying the same thing over and over and over??
Don’t think that’s it but there appears to be a definite slide in postings even when you account for all of the newbies created by the 2 or 3 signups in 2011 and 2012.
Maybe they need more Romney threads. Seem to remember a lot of those severely conservative folks telling us how bad SP was in the run up to the primaries. Other than the pond rat, there aren’t too many of them around anymore.

CTSherman on March 27, 2013 at 10:06 PM

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 7:17 PM

it took the major oil companies until just last week to start stealing Alaskans blind again. As the GOPE sold the oil out from under them and returned to croynism to the turn of $6 billion. GOPE will sell you down the river.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Oh, I wasn’t aware of that. Been very busy with taxes for most of this month. Was this at the State level or Fed?

Thanks.

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Funny, first thing I did when I saw the Palin thread was do a search for “Bluegill”. Actually, the fish is being fairly reserved. There are more posts about Bluegill than by bluegill. Kind of strange for a Palin thread. Maybe the fish got worn out by the multi-week thread. You can only repeat yourself so many times, even if you are cutting and pasting the same comments over and over.

AZfederalist on March 27, 2013 at 10:18 PM

To bad she couldn’t place better than dead last in the CPAC straw poll. But hey, she gave a rousing speech! Really took it to Obama! Go Sarah!

Mr. Arkadin on March 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

I thot the CPAC poll was a Presidential one for 2016. Of course even it doesn’t have a good record; 2 winners of past polls actually went on to be President.

I don’t put too much stock in poll results without knowing what questions were asked:-)

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Mr. Arkadin on March 27, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Wow, you name one dang person. And just for the record, Hatch’s opponent, Dan Liljenquist, came out in support of increasing taxes.

topdawg on March 27, 2013 at 7:38 PM

There was more that was negative about Liljenquist as I recall.
Have the info, but am not going to look for it. He was being promoted by Freedom Works as a great Conservative, but his record was nowhere near that.

Water under the bridge Mr. Arkadin:-)

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 10:22 PM

the gilled one, must be moonlighting over here;

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/03/sarah-palin-super-pac-ad-media/63622/

narciso on March 27, 2013 at 10:26 PM

And the only people that watched JEB were his family.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:55 PM

LOL

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 10:38 PM

So, stop talking out of your ass.She has a very wide influence much farther than traditional GOP base. As evidence, you only have to record 2010 when the GOP was able to get highest vote share in decades, when she was at it’s forefront. Did you forget that she is the presumptive leader of tea Party who is a collection of independent groups ( they are not your country club GOP base)?

promachus on March 27, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Engaging staunch Sarah Palin supporters online is starting to be like dealing with Ron Paul libertarians: plenty of insults and outrage but (thankfully) no rants (yet) about FEMA camps and the evils of fluoridated water. Palin doesn’t need a white knight riding to her rescue every time some of you think her honor is somehow impugned.

I respect the lady but know there are limits to her political clout. The 2010 GOP congressional landslide was as much a reaction to Obamacare and Democratic overreach (along with the failure of Porkulus and general economic ineptitude) as it was anything else. Claiming Palin was primarily responsible for retaking the House simply isn’t true. Palin was a factor, to be sure, but (again) her appeal was and is limited.

troyriser_gopftw on March 27, 2013 at 10:45 PM

the bush establishment has controled the GOP for more than 100 years. They control old money, wall street, etc.

Now you understand why Palin scares them so much. She could end their gravy train. She can’t be bought!!!

Danielvito on March 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Thanks for the Bushies background.

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 10:46 PM

In so far as she was a leader in the Tea Party, which pressed a reform agenda, as opposed to Armey who ended up being an establishment stooge, she deserves a sizable part of the credit.
She won’t claim it herself, she sees herself as a vessel.

narciso on March 27, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Maybe the fish got worn out by the multi-week thread. You can only repeat yourself so many times, even if you are cutting and pasting the same comments over and over.

AZfederalist on March 27, 2013 at 10:18 PM

…no!…not in this case!…bluegills meth meds make her mad!

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2013 at 11:04 PM

“…the bush establishment has controled the GOP for more than 100 years. They control old money, wall street, etc.

Now you understand why Palin scares them so much. She could end their gravy train. She can’t be bought!!!”

Danielvito on March 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM

I’m fairly certain most members of the Bush family go along quite nicely for weeks, months, years at a time without worrying about the threat posed by Sarah Palin. Geez Louise. George W. Bush, for example, is a kind and decent Christian man. I’m sure he and Sarah Palin would get along famously should their paths cross.

And since when did money, old or otherwise, become a bad thing? Let the Democrats make that argument. Me, I want people to be rich, to go as far as their talent and hard work will take them. And I also want them to be able to leave big heaping chunks of it to their children and grandchildren, as well. To paraphrase Lynyrd Skynyrd, I don’t care about the rich man’s gold.

troyriser_gopftw on March 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I see Jealous, Envious and Hatred have shown up.

bluefox on March 27, 2013 at 9:04 PM

LOL!

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Either that or Hotair readership has waned. I’m betting on the latter.

CTSherman on March 27, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Why did they “wane”…a disappointing 2012 or unhappy with the site? BTW, just asking…’cuz I just found your comment interesting.

JFKY on March 27, 2013 at 9:22 PM

My personal opinion is that many serious posters have left or do
not post as often because navigating through the trolls is too time
consuming. I consider a troll a person who posts nonsense over and over without contributing to the thought process. Or someone who posts something so dumb just for the sake of posting. If one
can’t learn something from the postings, why bother reading them?
Just my opinion.

Amjean on March 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM

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