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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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

Wow!…ditto that!…..a VERY terrific find! Daaang unseen, I’ve gotta give you kudos for reading Rove’s book….that must have been torture. Thanks for taking one for the team.

And the only people that watched JEB were his family.

unseen on March 27, 2013 at 7:55 PM

LOL…..You are on a roll tonight buddy.

tencole on March 27, 2013 at 11:48 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.

troyriser_gopftw on March 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Care to reconcile that with Barbara Bush (the elder) suggesting that the ‘cuda “stay in Alaska“. No pressure. Anyone else she specifically politically targeted will do.

wolfsDad on March 27, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Care to reconcile that with Barbara Bush (the elder) suggesting that the ‘cuda “stay in Alaska“.

I’ll “reconcile” it for you: poll after poll shows she is incredibly more unpopular with women across the age spectrum than men. Laura and the twins probably aren’t crazy about her either.

Marcus on March 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Marcus on March 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Reading not your strong suit, eh? Your mastery of polling numbers, however, is nothing short of remarkable. So there’s that.

wolfsDad on March 28, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I’ll “reconcile” it for you: poll after poll shows she is incredibly more unpopular with women across the age spectrum than men. Laura and the twins probably aren’t crazy about her either.

Marcus on March 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM

.
Sarah Palin’s war on wimmins.

Gotta love that.

FlaMurph on March 28, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Excellent video.

john.frank on March 28, 2013 at 12:09 AM

She’s fighting and exhorting. Outside of Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, not sure who else in the GOP we can say that about. Certainly not Mitt “glass jaw” Romney.

rrpjr on March 28, 2013 at 1:06 AM

The only real criticism of Palin…she needs a voice coach.
If it was good enough for Margaret Thatcher, is should be good enough for her…Thatcher became much more serious of a candidate and leader after taking those lessons…Sarah needs to drop her tone a notch to be taken more seriously…but she won’t, her ego won’t allow it.
right2bright on March 27, 2013 at 4:47 PM

She does need some serious voice coaching, and you’re right that Palin’s reportedly massive ego would never stand for it. She also needs to work on the immature eye rolling. Palin’s overall goofiness/lack of seriousness makes it so easy for her critics to dismiss her. When she showed up in Texas last year wearing the body-hugging, size XS top with cowboy boots, I had to cringe. I wish she’d conduct herself more professionally. It’s like she has become a cartoon character.

For me, worse than her goofy demeanor is the fact that she thrives on and fosters division within conservative ranks. It’s a huge part of her shtick.

When one thinks about what could have been with Palin, one can’t help but feel a little sad. Is it too late for Palin to turn around her image as an incompetent, cartoonish, unserious, egomaniac quitter? Sadly, I’m thinking it is. :-( Wish it weren’t that way, but luckily we have vastly more capable and impressive up and coming conservative stars in our party.

bluegill on March 27, 2013 at 7:01 PM

R2B, don’t feed the fishies…

There Goes The Neighborhood on March 28, 2013 at 1:07 AM

She’s fighting and exhorting. Outside of Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, not sure who else in the GOP we can say that about. Certainly not Mitt “glass jaw” Romney.

rrpjr on March 28, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Senator Mike Lee of Utah joined him also. Many from the House came over to show their support also. Here is a list of some:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/sen-rand-paul-my-filibuster-was-just-the-beginning/2013/03/08/6352d8a8-881b-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394_story_1.html

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/03/06/breaking-rand-paul-launches-talking-filibuster-on-brennan-confirmation/comment-page-24/#comment-6780545

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Hillary Clinton, the master of disaster in Benghazi is regarded as the frontrunner for Presidential nomination in 2016……

…..after she QUIT her job in the U.S. Senate to be Obama’s luggage girl.

But somehow she’s qualified, but Palin is not?

PappyD61 on March 27, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Legitimate concern that you are that intellectually damaged. I loath Hillary, but are you really going to claim she “QUIT” her job? That somehow resigning her position in the United States Senate to become the Secretary of State is something to be ashamed of but QUITTING your job as Governor to become a horrendous actress on a failed faux “reality” show makes you qualified to be President?

I thought it was bad when the Palinbots compared her quitting the Governorship to do garbage tv with the Pope resigning due to health reasons or President George Washington making the honorable decision to NOT become King of the new republic. But your idiocy might just top that. Wow!

TEPJoePa on March 28, 2013 at 3:17 AM

TEPJoePa on March 28, 2013 at 3:17 AM

So nice to see a “conservative” rise up and defend Hillary quitting her senate gig to advance her career and cash in on a bigger better job. Who cares about the millions of people she left high and dry who campaigned for her, donated for her campaign and voted for her. Hillary got a better job offer and quit that day. She didn’t care about who would replace her, she didn’t care about the voters who elected her. Hillary cared about hillary. It was a self promoting career move. Yet you want to defend that move at the same time as taking Gov Palin to task for leaving after incurring $500,000 in debt, risking her family finiances and home. You are right the two doesn’t even begin to be equal. Gov Palin made sure she who was going to replace her. She went to work in the private secotr making enough money to pay off all the debt the liberal attacks casused her and her family. She left only after every campaign promise that she promised the voters was accomplished. hillary didn’t accomplish one campaign promise and quit when something better came along. Tell me again who had the better character?

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 4:37 AM

Senator Mike Lee of Utah joined him also. Many from the House came over to show their support also. Here is a list of some:

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 2:24 AM

yes they did and should be thanked. But the words I bolded show followers not leaders.

Rand Paul, Cruz, and Palin are all showing leadership. Mike Lee is begining to find his way and I hope he beocmes a leader in the senate. IMO he isn’t there yet.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 4:40 AM

I’ll “reconcile” it for you: poll after poll shows she is incredibly more unpopular with women across the age spectrum than menMitt romney beating Obama. Laura and the twins probably aren’t crazy about her either.

Marcus on March 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM

FIFY how those polls work out. Making decisions based on polls is a suckers game or didn’t you get enough of a lesson in 2012.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 4:43 AM

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.

troyriser_gopftw on March 27, 2013 at 11:36 PM

After papa Bush’s mistake of not worrying about Reagan the Bush clan has never not worried about a rising conservative voice. Say what you want about the Bush clan but they aren’t stupid. Bush the first miscalculated on Reagan’s popularity and the strentgh of the conservative message. His family is not about to make that mistake again.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 4:45 AM

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 4:37 AM

So you have an irrational hatred of anybody that has ever become Secretary of State and wasn’t unemployed prior to taking that position?

Your unhealthy obsession and irrational defense of anti-intellectuals like Palin is staggering.

TEPJoePa on March 28, 2013 at 4:50 AM

Obamabots have a disturbing amount of blind love of Obama. But my God, the fact that somebody could seriously post that Palin quit her job as Governor before her first term ended because she made Alaska the #1 state in America and successfully completed all of her promises is just awe inspiring.

TEPJoePa on March 28, 2013 at 4:53 AM

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

couple reasons. biggest reason is Paul Ryan isn’t a leader and couldn’t even think of doing something like this. Paul Ryan is worried about his re-election first and foremost like most politicians who will watch the world burn and do nothing as long as it might impact their seat.

Second: Palin’s ad attempts to do what the GOPE and ROve don’t want to happend. Namely nationalize thecongressional elections. Rove esp wants regional state/congressional district elections. Where handpicked candidiates picked for that seat/state run against dem candidates on narrow local issues. Paul Ryan or any GOPE person would never nationalize a congressional election.

To do so runs the risk of losing control of the narrative by the GOPE. and causing revolts within the party and nonamed candidates running, winning and coming to DC to enact change they ran on.

Hell the GOPE didn’t even want to nationalize the 2012 races. They wanted it to be about Mitt vs Obama. Not about conservative vs liberal or even liberal vs moderate.

This video is about nationalizing the elections. Palin understands conservatism wins when its on the ballot.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 4:54 AM

So you have an irrational hatred of anybody that has ever become Secretary of State and wasn’t unemployed prior to taking that position?

Your unhealthy obsession and irrational defense of anti-intellectuals like Palin is staggering.

TEPJoePa on March 28, 2013 at 4:50 AM

I have a dislike of politicians who quit their jobs to advance their political career after promising to finish out their term while running for re-election. Hillary promised the voters of NY if re-elected she would finish out her term. She broke that promise in a heartbeat and ran for POTUS what makes you think anything from this point on she says can be believed. She lied to all the voters to get re-elected. She will lie to you to get elected POTUS. Hillary and politicians like her will say and do anything to get votes and you want to rise people like that up to the highest seat? Then you wonder why politicans break every promise. then Hillary QUIT the Sec of state.

So hillary is a two time quitter. She quit her senate gig, she quit her sec of state gig. and we are supposed to hold people up like hillary who quits time after time? give me a break.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 5:07 AM

But my God, the fact that somebody could seriously post that Palin quit her job as Governor before her first term ended because she made Alaska the #1 state in America and successfully completed all of her promises is just awe inspiring.

TEPJoePa on March 28, 2013 at 4:53 AM

do you have a problem with the turth? Palin accomplish every major campaign promise she ran on before she left office. that is just a simple fact. As far as #1 state. I don’t remember any offical ranking. Palin did leave her state with a $15 billion surplus. She did cut actual spending by 9.5% not the phoney cuts like the squester where the cut is from future spending but actual cuts. Alaska did have the 2nd lowest unemployment numbers in the nation and one of the lowest tax burdens on citizens in the nation. I don’t know if that made AK #1 but I would be happy to have such a leader in the WH compared to Mitt’s tenure at Mass or Obama’s tenure as POTUS.

Maybe you should stop being brainwashed by the MSM and I don’t know research fact from fiction. Might help you understand why people support Gov Palin.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 5:13 AM

Sorry UnSeen. I had forgotten who you are. As somebody on the extreme end of Palinbotism, you think that if George Washington was alive today he should bow down to Palin and kiss and wash her feet. I mean all Washington did was lead the Colonies to freedom in the American Revolutionary War, become the country’s first President, and turn down the offer to be King. Palin on the other hand, quit being Governor of Alaska so she could be a failed crappy television actress who now has to sink so low as to wear Chick-fil-A t-shirts to basketball games as a way to stay in the public eye. So why would I think you would have anything rational to say.

TEPJoePa on March 28, 2013 at 5:14 AM

TEPJoePa on March 28, 2013 at 5:14 AM

So Washington quit the POTUS gig to go be a private citizen?

Seems like Palin and washington have something in common. think Hillary would quit the POTUS if the people offered her a chance to be Queen? I have no doubt Palin would turn it down. Obama/Hillary/Mitt? I have little faith any of those people would quit if the country offered them a life long position as King.

As far as her “failed crappy tv show” The ratings say otherwise:

Big Ratings for Sarah Palin Premiere

By BRIAN STELTER
Sarah Palin’s family-reality-show-slash-travelogue, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” began on Sunday night before almost five million viewers on TLC.

TLC said it was the biggest premiere in the channel’s history.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/15/big-ratings-for-sarah-palin-premiere/

It seems you have a major problem with facts and truth. Maybe deep down you want lying politicans who will say and do anything to hold onto power. I don’t know that’s your cross to carry.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 5:26 AM

We say keep your change, we’ll keep our God, our guns, our constitution.- Sarah Palin

My take.

kingsjester on March 28, 2013 at 6:37 AM

think Hillary would quit the POTUS if the people offered her a chance to be Queen? I have no doubt Palin would turn it down. Obama/Hillary/Mitt? I have little faith any of those people would quit if the country offered them a life long position as King.

OK, now this is the point where a psychiatrist might be consulted.

Marcus on March 28, 2013 at 7:02 AM

So let me get this straight, TEP has more of a problem with Palin, who champions conservative values every chance she gets and has an impressive record of conservative accomplishments in office as well as an unparalleled history of fighting corruption, more of a problem with this person than…… Hillary Clinton, who at the very least is criminally negligent in the deaths of Americans in Benghazi. A woman who tried to introduce national healthcare on the 90′s, a woman who… Hell, the list is to long to go through. Yikes, I mean if TEP is a Democrat, I get it, but otherwise….wow.

Dongemaharu on March 28, 2013 at 7:11 AM

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

Nothing is unlimited in this worls, genius. I know Palin’s clout is limited but who has greater clout than her? Jeb Bush, Paul ryan, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney? When they have performed even one of the miracles she does regularly, get somebody elected to office based merely on a tweet, champion conservative principles untiringly, then talk about clout.

It is not that Palin’s clout is unlimited. it is that the others do not have any clout at all.

promachus on March 28, 2013 at 7:19 AM

If Palin’s the 2016 GOP nominee, then it’ll be three presidential elections in a row for the Democrats.

TheDriver on March 28, 2013 at 8:12 AM

If Palin’s the 2016 GOP nominee, then it’ll be three presidential elections in a row for the Democrats.

TheDriver on March 28, 2013 at 8:12 AM

This is the point you’ll be called a hater and too stupid to realize she has no intention of being the 2016 GOP nominee, that “her plan is grander” blah blah and read post after post how she needs to run in 2016 and be the nominee.

So, hater. Are you too stupid to realize she’s not running?

Marcus on March 28, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Not surprising that defenders of lying grifters like the Clintons, who demagogue against private wealth but amass 100 million dollars from many of those same shady foundations, like those that funded Chuck Hagel, would be down on Sarah.

narciso on March 28, 2013 at 8:35 AM

poll after poll shows she is incredibly more unpopular with women across the age spectrum

Marcus on March 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM

…1) there hasn’t been a poll on her in more than a year.

2) Why must someone be universally popular in order for them to matter? Don’t we routinely complain about “popularity contests”?

alwaysfiredup on March 28, 2013 at 8:49 AM

OK, now this is the point where a psychiatrist might be consulted.

Marcus on March 28, 2013 at 7:02 AM

So you think hillary and Obama would not take the position of Queen/King if offered it to them? You think Obama and Hillary would pull a George Washington and leave public life instead? If you believe that then you are the one that needs their head examined.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Hillary Clinton, who at the very least is criminally negligent in the deaths of Americans in Benghazi. A woman who tried to introduce national healthcare on the 90′s, a woman who… Hell, the list is to long to go through. Yikes, I mean if TEP is a Democrat, I get it, but otherwise….wow.

Dongemaharu on March 28, 2013 at 7:11 AM

amazing isn’t it. People like TEAJOE would rather defend the indefensiable then support good conservatives like Palin. Pretty much shows someone true colors and one of the main reasons I like Palin she tends to out the closet dems by their opposition against her.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 8:53 AM

TheDriver on March 28, 2013 at 8:12 AM

yeah because running a moderate moderate and conservative will get you the same result. Palin will lose the NE so what? When’s the last time the GOP won the NE. Oh that’s right Reagan.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Not surprising that defenders of lying grifters like the Clintons, who demagogue against private wealth but amass 100 million dollars from many of those same shady foundations, like those that funded Chuck Hagel, would be down on Sarah.

narciso on March 28, 2013 at 8:35 AM

not a surprise at all. thought it was surprising that he would out himself like that.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM

) Why must someone be universally popular in order for them to matter? Don’t we routinely complain about “popularity contests”?

alwaysfiredup on March 28, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Obama is hated by almost 50% of the population doesn’t seem to be effecting him any.

Mitt gave up on 47% of the population and pissed off another 40% he still got what 47% of the vote.

Popularity is overrated in a two party system. The trick is and has always been to get more of your base to the polls then the other guys. this ad is Palin’s way of doing that.

following advice from people like Marcus gets us nowhere but in the losing bracket.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 9:02 AM

but QUITTING your job as Governor to become a horrendous actress on a failed faux “reality” show

TEPJoePa on March 28, 2013 at 5:14 AM

27 ethics lawsuits. All wound up being dismissed. Under Alaska law at the time, the governor must pay for all defenses out of their own pocket. By the time the first 5 had been dismissed, she was half a million in debt. She had 4 choices.

1. Stay in office and go further in debt.

2. Set up a legal defense fund to raise money for her defense (which she did and got sued over)

3. Just plead guilty to all of them. (Even though she did nothing wrong. She was sued over wearing a jacket and having a picture with a fish for Christ’s sake.)

4. Step down and raise money in the private sector to fight off the lawsuits.

She chose #4 which anybody with a quarter of a brain would have done. Anybody dumb enough to stay in office through all that doesn’t deserve to hold office.

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Well Huckabee pled on 5, and Priebus, says he’s the best thing since sliced bread, he released 1,000 convicts, one of whom shot four cops, and he gave us Akin,

narciso on March 28, 2013 at 9:09 AM

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. Game, set, match. Beautifully done, unseen.

Sorry UnSeen. I had forgotten who you are. As somebody on the extreme end of Palinbotism, you think that if George Washington was alive today he should bow down to Palin and kiss and wash her feet.

TEPJoePa on March 28, 2013 at 5:14 AM

Let’s see: I think this is about 57,982nd time I’ve seen this straw man.

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:09 AM

but QUITTING your job as Governor to become a horrendous actress on a failed faux “reality” show

TEPJoePa on March 28, 2013 at 5:14 AM

As someone pointed out somewhere else, if all that can be thrown at Palin is “quitting”, then she must not have very many flaws.

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:10 AM

^ Comparatively speaking, of course.

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:11 AM

She chose #4 which anybody with a quarter of a brain would have done. Anybody dumb enough to stay in office through all that doesn’t deserve to hold office.

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 9:03 AM

yeap makes you wonder about the intelligence of the antipalin posters.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Well Huckabee pled on 5, and Priebus, says he’s the best thing since sliced bread, he released 1,000 convicts, one of whom shot four cops, and he gave us Akin,

narciso on March 28, 2013 at 9:09 AM

while huck pushed Akin, Akin was the GOPE creature. He was a sitting congressman and chairmen of a couple committees in DC. Palin picked Steelman in the race. if anything nice could be said of Huck he unlike the restof the GOPE didn’t abandon Akin at the first sign of trouble. At least huck was loyal unlike the rest of the rats in DC.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 9:25 AM

As someone pointed out somewhere else, if all that can be thrown at Palin is “quitting”, then she must not have very many flaws.
ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:10 AM

She also hides from challenging TV interview situations, is inarticulate, fosters division and resentment within conservative ranks as a way to promote herself, and she never has been able to demonstrate, without a script provided for her, a strong or deep grasp of the issues. We all saw her pointless, shallow, clichéd “analysis” on F Fox News before she eventually got fired.

So, no, the fact that she is a quitter, who failed to complete even a single term as governor, is not her only drawback.

Look, I consider myself a Palin fan and admire much about her. It’s great she likes putting out these self-promotional commercials, but I think we should also be honest about her many shortcomings. We shouldn’t feel afraid to admit that there are vastly more impressive and capable up-and-coming conservatives stars in our party.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 9:45 AM

She also hides from challenging TV interview situations

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 9:45 AM

So did Romney. He lived at Fox for 2 years. And when he ventured away he started sounding like a Democrat.

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:49 AM

She also hides from challenging TV interview situations

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 9:45 AM

bullcrap. she was under contract wiht Foxnews and still answered every question asked her by reporters during her bus tour and during the IA state fair. The reporters ran oout of questions she wa sinterviewed by them so long.

Just you saying she got fired shows you are clueless or a liar. She didn’t renew her contract.

After a three-year run as a paid contributor to the nation’s highest-rated cable news channel, Sarah Palin and FOX News have cut ties, according to a source close to the former Alaska governor.

It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.”

The source declined to say whether Palin would pursue a television contract with another news network, such as CNN.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 9:56 AM

bluegill on March 28, 2013

…cracked record…cracked head…crackhead!

…I mean this in a humane way!….DROP DEAD!

KOOLAID2 on March 28, 2013 at 9:56 AM

is inarticulate, fosters division and resentment within conservative ranks as a way to promote herself, and she never has been able to demonstrate, without a script provided for her, a strong or deep grasp of the issues.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 9:45 AM

She was dead-on right about “quantitative easing”, she was dead-on right about O-Care, and people understood her just fine when she appeared in person in Madison, WI during the recall fight while Romney was in Massachusetts or La Jolla or somewhere else.

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:56 AM

And when he ventured away he started sounding like a Democrat.

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Mitt sounded like a dem even at foxnews. the only time Mitt didn’t sound like a dem was when he wasn’t talking.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 9:57 AM

And the Egyptian Revolution, and Gitmo, and a hundred other issues.

narciso on March 28, 2013 at 9:58 AM

and people understood her just fine when she appeared in person in Madison, WI during the recall fight while Romney was in Massachusetts or La Jolla or somewhere else.

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Mitt was awol a lot during the 2010 race choosing to hide under his desk and just odnate money to canidates in return for future help in 2012.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 9:59 AM

poll after poll shows she is incredibly more unpopular with women across the age spectrum

Marcus on March 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM

I always chuckle and shake my head whenever I hear this comment….especially after this…
http://telly.com/D5NTD

10,000 plus women at a christian women’s conference….with 2 overflow screens/rooms.

or this….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCNXUS1Opkw

“THE most confident woman I’ve ever met”.

tencole on March 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM

She also hides from challenging TV interview situations
bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 9:45 AM
So did Romney. He lived at Fox for 2 years. And when he ventured away he started sounding like a Democrat.
ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Romney always performed brilliantly in those situations. But we’re not talking about Romney, so give your Romney Derangement Syndrome a rest for once, please. You people always respond to every honest criticism of Palin with, “but, but, but Romney..,!”

With Palin you have to wonder if she could even last 10 seconds without making some huge screwup. The poor woman even got flustered and sounded stumped when being interviewed by *Hannity* when she was a candidate. She’s just not a good communicator unless she’s reading a speech written by someone else.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Well looks like Allah was 100% wrong in his prediction:

I thought challenging Begich, a weak blue incumbent in a very red state, was her best bet back to political office, but maybe she’s transitioned to Arizona now. (Costa hears that she’s still occasionally in touch with Joe Miller, who appears to be planning to challenge Begich himself.) If not politics, then what? Hard to believe she’d trade Fox for CNN. Maybe … Glenn Beck’s network, The Blaze? It had 300,000 online subscribers as of last summer and must have many more now, especially since Dish Network started airing it in September. And Beck’s aggressively trying to promote it, from making a bid on Current TV to gain a platform on basic cable to opening foreign bureaus in hopes of becoming a sort of libertarian alternative to Fox. She’d instantly raise the network’s profile and bring in new viewers. And there’s plenty of room on the programming schedule for her: The channel currently airs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET with a two-hour block free from 2-4 so they could give her her own show if that’s what she has in mind. If I had to bet, I’d bet that’s where she goes.

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/25/report-palin-parts-ways-with-fox-news/comment-page-44/#comment-6835886

now if he would have bet she was going to relaod and come out leading a campaign for conservatives in 2014 races he would have been correct.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Mitt was awol a lot during the 2010 race choosing to hide under his desk and just odnate money to canidates in return for future help in 2012.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Yes, he’s talking about you Nikki Haley.

tencole on March 28, 2013 at 10:02 AM

I always chuckle and shake my head whenever I hear this comment….especially after this…
http://telly.com/D5NTD

10,000 plus women at a christian women’s conference….with 2 overflow screens/rooms.

or this….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCNXUS1Opkw

“THE most confident woman I’ve ever met”.

tencole on March 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Well Marcus still believes the polls that show Mitt is going to beat Obama and that SSM is popular in the nation.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 10:03 AM

I always chuckle and shake my head whenever I hear this comment….especially after this…
http://telly.com/D5NTD

10,000 plus women at a christian women’s conference….with 2 overflow screens/rooms.

tencole on March 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Yeah, she’s the only figure in the GOP right now who can still light up a venue like Springsteen. It’s just a fact, and it’s resented like hell.

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Yes, he’s talking about you Nikki Haley.

tencole on March 28, 2013 at 10:02 AM

yeah Nikki being co-opted by the GOPe was a disappointment.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 10:04 AM

With Palin you have to wonder if she could even…
bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM

It’s too late. We know what this is about.

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

rrpjr on March 28, 2013 at 10:06 AM

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Mitt was a loser and no matter how much you wish it, we will not allow you to sweep that loser under the rug. You and people like you were pushing Mitt as the savior for the GOPE while at the same time dumping on Palin and other conservatives. You strategy caused a massive defeat in 2012 and listening to your “advice” any longer would be insane. Mitt lost and he took the entire GOP down with his sinking ship.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 10:07 AM

So the ‘fish’ around here is nothing more than a catty, jealous, dye-in-wool Republican woman that can’t stand woman that has 5 kids and stills look good at her age and has a great handsome husband? Yep cattiness

journeymike on March 28, 2013 at 10:15 AM

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 10:07 AM

It makes me sad to see Palin worshipers like you insist on bad mouthing good people like Mitt. You did it all last year, too. Disappointing.

Why do you get so defensive when people refuse to bow down to and worship Palin? Our new conservative stars (Paul, Ryan, Cruz, Rubio, Walker, etc) are all a million times more impressive than not-ready-for-primetime Palin ever was. Why should we maintain this fixation on an anti-intellectual, politically poisonous former governor who couldn’t even complete a single term in office?

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Mitten’s Pac, had bought up everybody in the warmups, from Scott to Haley,

narciso on March 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Mitt lost get over it. We told you he was going to lose. I would rather be embarassed and winning with Palin then “cool” and losing with Mitt and his crowd.

Paul just joined in praise for the GOPE old gaurd by endorsing McConnell. Ryan is a GOPE member in good standing who has been unseen since the defeat of NOV 2012 except on budget debates.

rubio is another bush clone.

CRUZ and Walker are doing good works.

just because someone has an R next to their name doesn’t mean I support them. Actions speak louder than words. Mitt’s actions showed he was a liberal. Cruz’s actions show he is a conservative.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Hey,trash fish. Why do you get so defensive when people refuse to bow down to and worship Mitt?

katy the mean old lady on March 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM

bluegill sure is a douche.

steebo77 on March 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM

journeymike on March 28, 2013 at 10:15 AM

That’s it.

rrpjr on March 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Actually, she’s not a douche. She just smells like one.

steebo77 on March 28, 2013 at 10:23 AM

former governor who couldn’t even complete a single term in office?

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM

And you would have stayed in office? You would have let your family go broke?

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Hey,trash fish. Why do you get so defensive when people refuse to bow down to and worship Mitt?
katy the mean old lady on March 28, 2013 at 10:22 AM

^example of the typical, low class trash that bashed Mitt. I’m going to step over the dung droppings left by this trashy sort, and move on to a new subject.

So, has Palin been speaking up about this whole gay thing? What is her take?

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM

If Palin’s the 2016 GOP nominee, then it’ll be three presidential elections in a row for the Democrats.

Yes, but as a Democrat, I pray to the God I don’t believe in for a Palin ticket. In the end, I bet the snowbilly grifter chooses not to run, but I can hope.

Obama won 2012 by 126 electoral votes. He won. He won 2008 by 192. I’d love know the states her fans on here think she’d win that would put a dent in that.

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Do you want every state she’d win or just states that Obama won that she’d win?

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 10:31 AM

So, has Palin been speaking up about this whole gay thing? What is her take?

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM

I don’t know. What is Mittens take?

steebo77 on March 28, 2013 at 10:34 AM

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Snowbilly Grifter? When it comes to grifting, nobody outgrifts the Chicago Thug and his family. Have the kids made it back from their kick-butt vay-cay to Atlantis on OUR money, yet?

kingsjester on March 28, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Nothing is unlimited in this worls, genius. I know Palin’s clout is limited but who has greater clout than her? Jeb Bush, Paul ryan, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney? When they have performed even one of the miracles she does regularly, get somebody elected to office based merely on a tweet, champion conservative principles untiringly, then talk about clout.

It is not that Palin’s clout is unlimited. it is that the others do not have any clout at all.

promachus on March 28, 2013 at 7:19 AM

That wasn’t my argument, so you’re arguing a straw man. I pointed out that Palin’s influence is almost exclusively confined to a narrow band of the political spectrum, which happens to be a comparatively small but dedicated bloc of conservative Republican voters. Among national voters, she polls dead last or nearly so among prominent GOP politicians. I doubt there’s anything she can do to broaden her appeal, at least not near-term, and she would need to break out beyond that base support in order to consider another run at high national office.

So yes, Palin can energize the base and make an impact on GOP primary voters. Her endorsements have put genuinely conservative candidates in position to win elections and take seats. Good for her and good for us. I wasn’t denigrating Palin’s clout or her political skills. You and other Palin stalwarts need to lighten up. Not every criticism is an attack.

troyriser_gopftw on March 28, 2013 at 10:38 AM

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:26 AM

So you, as usual, can’t answer the question. ” Quick! Change the subject!”

katy the mean old lady on March 28, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Some people need to get over themselves and stop being jealous of one woman who never did anything against you people. Life is too short

journeymike on March 28, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I’d love know the states her fans on here think she’d win that would put a dent in that.

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Virginia, Florida, Ohio, and Iowa. Which would be all she would need if she held every state Romney carried.

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Sarah Palin the citizen patriot. Give em hell, Sarah!

long_cat on March 28, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Virginia, Florida, Ohio, and Iowa. Which would be all she would need if she held every state Romney carried.

topdawg,
That’s great. If you think that will happen on planet Earth, please find me around election time and let’s make this interesting.

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Some people need to get over themselves and stop being jealous of one woman who never did anything against you people. Life is too short

journeymike

First, it’s “envy”, not “jealousy”; and she has done something against me..with her hubris and ambition, she’s lowered the bar for the nomination to be non-retardation.

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 11:01 AM

with her hubris and ambition, she’s lowered the bar for the nomination to be non-retardation.

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Well, then you’re definitely not in contention for the nomination.

steebo77 on March 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

First, it’s “envy”, not “jealousy”; and she has done something against me..with her hubris and ambition, she’s lowered the bar for the nomination to be non-retardation.

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Are you going to be attacking Trig next with your lame comments?

idesign on March 28, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Every time I read a thread about Palin I see the same handful of people rehashing the same tired liberal and establishment talking points. Palin is a “quitter, not intellectual, her voice is irritating”, etc.

The country is facing the abyss and the Palin haters seem to have nothing better to do than criticize this one woman who has absolutely nothing to do with the current state of our country. If nothing else, she is responsible for electing many of the conservatives who are now in office.

I have an idea, if you are a Palin hater and you can’t come up with a new and honest criticism…STFU!

fight like a girl on March 28, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Every time I read a thread about Palin I see the same handful of people rehashing the same tired liberal and establishment talking points. Palin is a “quitter, not intellectual, her voice is irritating”, etc.

The country is facing the abyss and the Palin haters seem to have nothing better to do than criticize this one woman who has absolutely nothing to do with the current state of our country. If nothing else, she is responsible for electing many of the conservatives who are now in office.

I have an idea, if you are a Palin hater and you can’t come up with a new and honest criticism…STFU!

fight like a girl on March 28, 2013 at 11:08 AM

KAPOW!!

ToddPA on March 28, 2013 at 11:13 AM

former governor who couldn’t even complete a single term in office?

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM

this isn’t about John huntsman. why do you want to bring him into the conversation?

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Are you going to be attacking Trig next with your lame comments?

No, but I’m sure if it would mean a few bucks, Palin will have him “Dancing With the Stars” in short order.

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Yes, but as a Democrat, I pray to the God I don’t believe in for a Palin ticket. In the end, I bet the snowbilly grifter chooses not to run, but I can hope.

Obama won 2012 by 126 electoral votes. He won. He won 2008 by 192. I’d love know the states her fans on here think she’d win that would put a dent in that.

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 10:28 AM

…..and yet another MilkSop shows up to espouse how
Democrats will WIN in 2016…..see it’s DESTINY BABY!!

Newflash for you Champ, do some research on how many times
in our Nation’s history the same political party has won
3 consecutive Presidential Elections…..

Oh, and please expound upon your use of the word “grifter”
and how it is applicable to Sarah Palin.

Thanks.

ToddPA on March 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM

troyriser_gopftw on March 28, 2013 at 10:38 AM

if what you say were true then Palin’s influence would be zero at this stage. Polls showed Mitt beating Obama. basing your candidates on polls done by liberal polsters is a good way to get a 2012 type of defeat. Polls showed the TEa party was hated by a vast majority of people yet the tea party won a landslide in 2010. Polls showed the dems were going to keep the house in 2010. Polls showed SSM was going to win in NC it lost by a vast majority. Polls are worthless.

Palin continues to have influence because regardless of what polls show she has a large following and she unlike many of those GOP hopefuls can fill large stadiums with voters and they vote in her endorsed candidates. That takes a lot more then a small narrow group. You don’t pull a person from 4th place to lead in a daqy by your endorsement if your following is small. Huckabee has a small following. Rush has a large following.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM

If you wonder why we lose, look no farther than a bunch of imbeciles who will try to destroy the only rock star they have had available in 40 years and who still support and a N.E. Democrat Lite who lost a layup election to a failure of a jumped-up affirmative action hire. We are surrounded by dwarves biting at the ankles of their bench strength with rubber teeth.

SurferDoc on March 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM

she’s lowered the bar for the nomination to be non-retardation.

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 11:01 AM

so now its palin’s fault Obama got nominated?

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM

No, but I’m sure if it would mean a few bucks, Palin will have him “Dancing With the Stars” in short order.

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM

It didn’t take much for you to go there. You’re a sad excuse for a human being.

idesign on March 28, 2013 at 11:28 AM

I bet the snowbilly grifter chooses not to run, but I can hope.
inklake on March 28, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Oh, and please expound upon your use of the word “grifter”
and how it is applicable to Sarah Palin.

Thanks.

ToddPA on March 28, 2013 at 11:20 AM

I was going to ask the same thing. “Grifter” has specific denotation. Explain.

“Grifter” as in somebody who pedals a sham healthcare overhaul from which he exempts himself, and exempts his cronies with “waivers”?

rrpjr on March 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Yep. Same names. Posting obsessively over and over.

Palin, the patron saint of Republican low information voters. Palin will bandwagon jump like she does, and get credit for electing somebody if that person wins.

Meanwhile, the people she endorses that lose will be quickly ignored and forgotten. Again.

Moesart on March 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Yep. Same names. Posting obsessively over and over.

You show up every time Palin’s name is mentioned, so you’re not really one to talk.

Palin, the patron saint of Republican low information voters.

What makes Palin supporters low-information voters? Most on Hot Air seem better informed than you.

Palin will bandwagon jump like she does, and get credit for electing somebody if that person wins.

That’s more Romney’s style.

Meanwhile, the people she endorses that lose will be quickly ignored and forgotten. Again.

Moesart on March 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM

She has a better endorsement track record than any other figure in Republican politics.

steebo77 on March 28, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Moesart on March 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Palin’s still standing, Romney not so much..:)

Deal with it Mittwit!

idesign on March 28, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Meanwhile, the people she endorses that lose will be quickly ignored and forgotten. Again.

Moesart on March 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Who has a better record? Name somebody. Romney?

rrpjr on March 28, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Moesart on March 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM

You are the low information voter as witnessed by your inane repetition of left wing elitist talking points. For example, Palin endorsed Rand Paul and Ted Cruz in the primaries when no one gave them a chance to beat the establishment chosen candidates. Both of these men have given credit to her for their election to to the Senate. Yes, she has endorsed some people who lost, but what does that have to do with anything? She had over 75% of those she endorsed go on to win and she endorsed many of them in the primaries. The fact that you don’t like her doesn’t change the fact that her endorsement is the most sought after by conservatives. And, why do you care about what those of us who support her think or say? Is your life so pathetic that you have nothing better to do? If you think you are so intellectually superior, maybe you should get off your butt and support someone who you think can save our country. I would love to know who you think would be a good President.

fight like a girl on March 28, 2013 at 11:59 AM

ToddPA,

Certainly not destiny. Just politics and demographics -and if, as I predict, the GOP goes ‘harder right’ with their nominee, ontological certitude.

As for the grifting..you remember the Palin Bus Tour, yes?

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 12:05 PM

That’s great. If you think that will happen on planet Earth, please find me around election time and let’s make this interesting.

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 10:47 AM

I love that sort of stuff coming from idiots who actually thought Mitt Romney would win. Sit down and STFU.

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 12:13 PM

As for the grifting..you remember the Palin Bus Tour, yes?

inklake on March 28, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Yeah, I do. I also remember that money-laundering op known as the Romney campaign.

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 12:14 PM

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