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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We can admire Palin …

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Sarah Palin is… an incompetent, anti-intellectual joke…

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Not quite au courant with the hipster thing. Got the ‘irony’ part, but is schizophrenia part of the deal?

wolfsDad on March 28, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Now is a good time to remind ourselves what kind of standing Palin has, even among conservatives.

SHOCK POLL: PALIN ATTEMPTED COMEBACK A FLOP
Sarah Palin Trounced in 2013 CPAC Straw Poll, Barely Besting “Undecided” and Topped by Even Uninvited Christie

Palin said to be fuming after learning results. All the ugly details below:
Rand Paul – 25%
Marco Rubio – 23%
Rick Santorum – 8%
Chris Christie – 7%
Paul Ryan – 6%
Scott Walker – 5%
Ben Carson – 4%
Ted Cruz – 4%
Bobby Jindal – 3%
Sarah Palin – 3%
Undecided 2%
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/16/rand-paul-washington-times-cpac-2013-straw-poll/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS
bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Ouch. Last place. Look, most of us admire Palin, but we know she’s not exactly our brightest conservative light out there nor our best hope. Let’s be honest.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 6:43 PM

I don’t believe in hating Palin. I admire her, but, like most people, realize she is an inarticulate, ineffective spokesperson for conservatism who does more harm than good.

We can admire Palin while still pointing out the fact that she helps Democrats more than anything and that she would ensure a Democrat landslide if we were ever foolish enough to make her our nominee.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Could you please expound on what exactly “you admire” about SP since you plan to post continuously anyway? Just curious.

poli-nana on March 28, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Could you please expound on what exactly “you admire” about SP since you plan to post continuously anyway? Just curious.
poli-nana on March 28, 2013 at 6:47 PM

I think she is a patriotic woman who is right on many issues and who is brave to put herself out there to try to make a difference. Does that mean I want to see her as the face of conservatism or as the nominee of our party? Definitely not.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 6:52 PM

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I have always been a supporter of Palin. Look at my user name. I just did not like her endorsement of Newt. I think she fell for the con that is Newt Gingrich. I also think that had she endorsed Santorum or Perry, Romney might not have gotten the nomination. Palin was and is my first choice to be President. I think that only she has the courage to take on the permanent political class in Washington.

fight like a girl on March 28, 2013 at 5:43 PM

I know Todd endorsed Newt, but Sarah didn’t. Actually, she didn’t endorse anyone for President. Sarah is smarter than that:-)

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 6:53 PM

But they were absolutely trembling at the very thought of taking on Mittmentum, right?

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Yep, shaking in their boots, they were:-)

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 6:56 PM

“Thanks for all you do Sarah.”

-Chuck

NoNails on March 28, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Amen to that. Thanks for posting that.

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Bluegill, thank you for the answer. Your answer shows why you shouldn’t be trying to tear her down. She most likely will not be a presidential nominee due to the media and the heiarchy republicans, but by trying to diminsh her as one of our voices, you do harm to the causes we conservatives can agree on. Let her voice be heard and be glad that there is one more out there brave enough to speak out on issues we agree we care about.

poli-nana on March 28, 2013 at 6:59 PM

…..hmmmm maybe being polarizing means you win bas eelections. It has worked for Obama.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Exactly. Romney dissed the base, the Tea Party and Sarah Palin.

There is a reason they call the Republican Party the Stupid Party.

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 7:01 PM

and where is the idiot that said a Palin post could no longer get 500 posts?

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Taking a math class or a History lesson:-)

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 7:03 PM

I just wish she had thrown her support, in whatever form, elsewhere. I contended all along that Newt would ensure Romney’s nomination and eventual defeat.

fight like a girl on March 28, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Neither Newt nor Palin caused Romney’s defeat. He did that himself, along with his Advisors and McCains’ Advisors on board. Don’t leave the “genius” Rove out of it either.

Romney was a hard sell anyway, then hire incompetents to run your campaign. Diss the Conservative base, the Tea Party and Sarah Palin and you are done!!

Romney was not supposed to win by the way. How many Republicans in either the House or Senate supported him in public? Newt did and campaigned for him.

Fact is, some of these RINOS criticized him over Benghazi.

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Let her voice be heard and be glad that there is one more out there brave enough to speak out on issues we agree we care about.

poli-nana on March 28, 2013 at 6:59 PM

they can’t let her voice be heard without their naysaying. If they do and Palin is heard without the filter than people may begin to understand how they were duped by the MSM, the GOPE and the liberals. It is why every Palin news is followed by nashing of the teeth and cries of polarizing and snowbilly and quitter. Becasue if people actually listened to what GOv Palin had to say they might agree with her and then begin to question why she was protrayed the way she has been

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Yes, when the woman quit her job as governor before even completing a single term,

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Enough of your b.s. It’s been pointed out to you a million times why she resigned and when asked what you would have done under the same circumstances, you refuse to answer because you know you would have done the same dang thing, but admitting that would destroy your narrative and prohibit you from engaging in your Palin envy. Pathetic.

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Ouch. Last place. Look, most of us admire Palin, but we know she’s not exactly our brightest conservative light out there nor our best hope. Let’s be honest.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 6:43 PM

9th/10th out of 23 is not last place. Why do you post lies?

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Now is a good time to remind ourselves what kind of standing Palin has, even among conservatives.

Ouch. Last place. Look, most of us admire Palin, but we know she’s not exactly our brightest conservative light out there nor our best hope. Let’s be honest.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Wrong. There were 23 candidates listed plus write-ins. Palin finished in the top half. Plus,the poll closed right after her speech and most people had already voted.

If the poll was opened instead of closed right after her speech, I bet she would have finished in top 3. Notice that Cruz, who spoke after the poll closed, only received 4% of the vote. Check the youtube hits on each of their speeches and you will see Palin had almost as much as all the others combined.

huckleberryfriend on March 28, 2013 at 7:15 PM

9th/10th out of 23 is not last place. Why do you post lies?

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Because lies are all they have.

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 7:16 PM

poli-nana on March 28, 2013 at 6:59 PM

This HA troll is not a Conservative. Every one of this person’s post contains Envy, Jealousy, Hatred or Lies.

Just a FYI:-)

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Because lies are all they have.

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Exactly, not worth a reply really.

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Because lies are all they have.

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 7:16 PM

I could maybe see posting things that might be incorrect and not knowing it but the Palin haters post outright lies. saying she finished last….lie saying her TV show was a failure when it was a huge success…lie. Saying she didn’t help in 2010 and 2012 lies. Lie after lie after lie. I mean how stupid are they how dishonest? these are the people Palin turns off liars and idiots. And we are suppose to carethat she polarizes those types of people. I say polarize away. no wonder they hate her. Palin is supposed to be “beneath them” yet Palin’s character shows these people up for the turds they are on a daily basis. Like shinning the spotlight on cockroaches. I’m sure the cockroaches thinks the spotlight is polarizing.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 7:22 PM

I believe [Palin has] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan
– Sen Jim Demint

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 7:29 PM

bluefox, I was going by some of her previous declarations of being a conservative in the past. I know that isn’t what comes through in most of her posts, though which is unfortunate.

poli-nana on March 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) responded to President Barack Obama’s latest call for action on gun control Thursday, launching criticism at the White House and promising to do everything in his power to stop the administration’s push for stricter legislation.

“It is saddening to see the president today, once again, try to take advantage of this tragic murder to promote an agenda that will do nothing to stop violent crime, but will undermine the constitutional rights of all law-abiding Americans,” Cruz said in a statement. “I am committed to working with Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and Jim Inhofe — and I hope many other colleagues — to use any procedural means necessary to protect those fundamental rights.”

Cruz also blamed the Obama administration for contributing to the gun violence it is now attempting to address.

“In any conversation about how to prevent future tragedies such as Sandy Hook, our focus should be on stopping criminals from obtaining guns,” Cruz said. “Unfortunately, the Obama Administration has failed to make this a priority — in 2010, out of more than 15,700 fugitives and felons who tried to illegally purchase a firearm, the Obama Justice Department prosecuted only 44. That is unacceptable.”
http://www.therightscoop.com/boom-ted-cruz-hammers-obama-for-using-sandy-hook-to-promote-agenda-that-will-do-nothing-to-stop-violent-crime/

if not for Palin this voice would not be in the Senate today defending our 2nd amendment rights.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 7:31 PM

I’m glad Cruz and Palin are working on our behalf we have very few leaders that do.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 7:32 PM

I’m proud of what Sarah has accomplished and what she’s continuing to try to do for this country. I don’t know anyone who has her courage and drive. She’s never been afraid to step out and say the things that millions of patriotic Americans think but are afraid to voice publicly. She has endured more than most people could ever imagine: from vicious verbal attacks on her children, to real threats on her own life… all because she’s felt compelled to speak out in an effort to get this country back on the right path.

Thanks for all you do Sarah.

-Chuck

http://chuckheathjr.com/the-porch-march-28-2013/

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Ouch. Last place. Look, most of us admire Palin, but we know she’s not exactly our brightest conservative light out there nor our best hope. Let’s be honest.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Just in case anybody reading here still grants this fishwife poster any credibility, she keeps repeating this “dead last” nonsense LONG AFTER we’ve established already that Palin finished tenth out of TWENTY-THREE candidates in that poll. Granted we’re talking about a straw poll, but still, this nitwit, who insults Palin endlessly and then throws in that laughable disclaimer about admiring Palin, takes every opportunity to repeat whatever nonsense is available to paint Palin in the worst possible light.

Aitch748 on March 28, 2013 at 7:43 PM

bluefox, I was going by some of her previous declarations of being a conservative in the past. I know that isn’t what comes through in most of her posts, though which is unfortunate.

poli-nana on March 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM

I know. Those that haven’t read HA may be misled by the “we” and “admire” Palin and trying to infer they are Conservative.

The HA blog has it’s share of trolls, but this one is ill imo.
Same old thing, copy & paste a lot, month after month and year after year. Hate, Jealousy and Envy so deepseated needs professional help. These posts are not normal.

You can reply and comment as you please as we all do. I just wanted you to have some background on this person:-)

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 7:49 PM

if not for Palin this voice would not be in the Senate today defending our 2nd amendment rights.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 7:31 PM

So true. I hope he and those that join him have success!

I know Sarah is so pleased when seeing those she supported standing up for the same ideals that she does.

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 7:54 PM

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Who the hell do you think you are? Quit trying to brand anyone who refuses to bow down and worship Sarah Palin a troll. In case you haven’t noticed? It is the liberal trolls and Democrats who are Sarah Palin’s biggest cheerleaders and who most want her to run. Get a clue.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

I’m glad Cruz and Palin are working on our behalf we have very few leaders that do.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Same here. Rand Paul filibustering was the first ray of hope we’d seen since November 2012.

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

SARAH is AMERICA! We the People love her.
The liberals tried to make her a non item, tried to make her go away, but it sure didn’t work. She is back stronger and better than ever. Watch her dust! God Bless Sarah Palin and God Bless the United States of America.

KCinLV on March 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Just in case anybody reading here still grants this fishwife poster any credibility, she keeps repeating this “dead last” nonsense LONG AFTER we’ve established already that Palin finished tenth out of TWENTY-THREE candidates in that poll. Granted we’re talking about a straw poll, but still, this nitwit, who insults Palin endlessly and then throws in that laughable disclaimer about admiring Palin, takes every opportunity to repeat whatever nonsense is available to paint Palin in the worst possible light.
Aitch748 on March 28, 2013 at 7:43 PM

I got my information from hotair.com. Quit trying to spin her terrible finish as anything but an utter humiliation. Why don’t you post the full poll results if I supposedly didn’t do it.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Quit trying to brand anyone…
bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

You’re too easy to brand:

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

Too easy.

rrpjr on March 28, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Let me make a number of points;
1) I do admire the clownish, unserious quitter in her tight T-shirts and hi heels;
2) I have only slight problems with her big hair, large-boobs, screechy voice and her complete unfitness to hold any office;
3) I simply believe that this shrill harridan and her vicious, hi capacity assault wolverines are the cause for the truly great man and severely conservative Mitt Romney electoral defeat! Had they not forced the Massively Electable Mitt to reverse himself on Gun Control, Gay Marriage and Gay Issues, and had they not made an issue of his immensely popular, cost-cutting Health Care Reform Initiative AKA Romney Care I believe we’d be ushering in an era of bipartisan efforts to Balance the Budget (in a responsible, bipartisan and balanced manner); we’d be reforming Health Care in such a way that we’d be thankful for IPAB; we’d be dealing with Gun Control and America’s foolish love of Assault Weapons in a non-divisive, sensible manner and that we’d be able to simultaneously ween ourselves from our addiction to oil, advance clean energy, and combat Global Warming in a reasonable and sensible manner. All the while ensuring that Abortion is safe, legal, BUT rare. Rather than this cacophony of TEA Party rancour that does nothing but promote extremist, big-boobed Chill-Billies (whom I respect)which merely serves to advance the sales of tight T-shirts, but discredits reasonable, bipartisan Conservatism; and
4) Lastly, that Denny’s has a WHOLLY unreasonable requirement that you actually order something every hour or so, and a TOTALLY bogus limit on the amount of Boysenberry syrup can drink….I can only believe that Clownish QUITTER, whom I adore and respect, has stock in this company and she is out to get me….and I believe I can demonstrate this with Mathematical CERTAINTY.

JFKY on March 28, 2013 at 8:09 PM

And it was Hot Air’ss ‘passive aggressive’ attitude toward her, that led to the founding of C4P, whose founders joined her staff.

narciso on March 28, 2013 at 8:09 PM

SARAH is AMERICA! We the People love her.
The liberals tried to make her a non item, tried to make her go away, but it sure didn’t work. She is back stronger and better than ever. Watch her dust! God Bless Sarah Palin and God Bless the United States of America.
KCinLV on March 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Yep, conservatives love Sarah Palin so much that we voted her last place in the recent CPAC straw poll. That is some love. I would describe it more as having some admiration for her, but not taking her seriously. Sarah Palin is a gimmick who is not ready for prime time.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 8:09 PM

The poll offered 23 names of potential presidential candidates, and let voters write in a name if their choice wasn’t listed.
Several high-profile conservative lawmakers didn’t crack the top 10, including a slate of sitting governors, led by Virginia Gov. Bob MCDonnell, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was in ninth place with 3 percent of the vote, tied with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/16/rand-paul-washington-times-cpac-2013-straw-poll/?page=2#ixzz2OsrC5SjJ
Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

JFKY on March 28, 2013 at 8:23 PM

So Bluegill just shut the F*ck Up, now…here you go, 23 candidates, no she didn’t score dead last…as usual you are lying.

Put down the I-phone, take the bus from Denny’s back to the “home” and have a little lie down….

JFKY on March 28, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Sweet Jesus. The harridan who claims to “admire” Palin and still writes her off as a gimmick is actually doubling down on the “Palin came in dead last on the straw poll” nonsense.

There were TWENTY-THREE NAMES on the poll. Hot Air posted the percentages of only TEN of those names. To believe that Palin came in dead last is to believe that Hot Air (and everybody else reporting on those polls) sat on the percentages of THIRTEEN people who did better than Palin, but decided to post Palin’s percentage anyway. But here are the results, per Politisite:

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire
Gov. Jan Brewer, Arizona
Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas
7th Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon – 4%
4th Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey- 7%
8th – Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas – 4%

Former Gov. Mitch Daniels Indiana
Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina
9th Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana – 3%
Gov. John Kasich, Ohio
Gov. Susana Martinez, New Mexico
Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia
10th Former Gov. Sarah Palin, Alaska – 3%
1st Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky – 23%

Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana
Gov. Rick Perry, Texas
Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio
2nd Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida – 23%
5th Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin – 6%
3rd Former Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania – 8%

Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina
Sen. John Thune, South Dakota
6th Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin – 5%

Politisite explicitly has Palin coming in 10th out of 23. Is Politisite lying?

Aitch748 on March 28, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Yep, conservatives love Sarah Palin so much that we voted her last place in the recent CPAC straw poll.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Just can’t quit lying can you?

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 8:39 PM

SARAH is AMERICA! We the People love her.
The liberals tried to make her a non item, tried to make her go away, but it sure didn’t work. She is back stronger and better than ever. Watch her dust! God Bless Sarah Palin and God Bless the United States of America.

KCinLV on March 28, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Thank you!! Your post bears repeating often!!

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Aitch748 on March 28, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Sorry, but rearranging the order of names to make it seem like Sarah Palin didn’t come in last isn’t going to help your case. In fact, it only makes you look sillier. Do tell us which candidates Sarah Palin got more votes than. Go ahead. Do I have to break out the vote totals and post them here and embarrass you people? I really don’t want to have to do that. If you want to claim victory because Sarah Palin got more votes than Tim Scott, then great. I think it says a lot.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Oh, wait. She got less votes than Tim Scott!

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 8:43 PM

SHOCK POLL: PALIN ATTEMPTED COMEBACK A FLOP
Sarah Palin Trounced in 2013 CPAC Straw Poll, Barely Besting “Undecided” and Topped by Even Uninvited Christie

Palin said to be fuming after learning results. All the ugly details below:
Rand Paul – 25%
Marco Rubio – 23%
Rick Santorum – 8%
Chris Christie – 7%
Paul Ryan – 6%
Scott Walker – 5%
Ben Carson – 4%
Ted Cruz – 4%
Bobby Jindal – 3%
Sarah Palin – 3%
Undecided 2%
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/16/rand-paul-washington-times-cpac-2013-straw-poll/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS
bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Wow, Sarah Palin is sure on a roll now.

At least she beat “undecided”.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 8:45 PM

this nitwit, who insults Palin endlessly and then throws in that laughable disclaimer about admiring Palin, takes every opportunity to repeat whatever nonsense is available to paint Palin in the worst possible light.
Aitch748 on March 28, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Every comment by this HA troll has Envy, Jealousy, Hatred and Lies in it.

It doesn’t fool anyone that has been on HA for any length of time.
Same old same old. Some people are “ever learning and never come to the knowledge of the truth”

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Wow, Sarah Palin is sure on a roll now.

At least she beat “undecided”.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 8:45 PM

She tied Jindal, is one point behind Cruz and 4 behind Christie…and the assumption is she’s not running. Pretty good showing, actually.

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 8:50 PM

MY G*D Bluegill are you that stupid or just that committed to being BLIND…

She got more than:

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire
Gov. Jan Brewer, Arizona
Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas
Former Gov. Mitch Daniels Indiana
Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina
Gov. John Kasich, Ohio
Gov. Susana Martinez, New Mexico
Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia
Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina
Sen. John Thune, South Dakota
Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana
Gov. Rick Perry, Texas
Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio

She did NOT come in dead last…..

JFKY on March 28, 2013 at 8:52 PM

MY G*D Bluegill are you that stupid or just that committed to being BLIND…

She got more than:

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire
Gov. Jan Brewer, Arizona
Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas
Former Gov. Mitch Daniels Indiana
Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina
Gov. John Kasich, Ohio
Gov. Susana Martinez, New Mexico
Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia
Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina
Sen. John Thune, South Dakota
Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana
Gov. Rick Perry, Texas
Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio

She did NOT come in dead last…..

JFKY on March 28, 2013 at 8:52 PM

But Mitt’s ahead in MI, PA and OH, baby!!!!!!! BOOYAH!

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Sorry, but rearranging the order of names to make it seem like Sarah Palin didn’t come in last isn’t going to help your case. In fact, it only makes you look sillier. Do tell us which candidates Sarah Palin got more votes than. Go ahead. Do I have to break out the vote totals and post them here and embarrass you people? I really don’t want to have to do that. If you want to claim victory because Sarah Palin got more votes than Tim Scott, then great. I think it says a lot.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 8:42 PM

OK, it’s official. This person is mentally ill or has attention deficit disorder. Here are the results again, this time with the top ten on top, sorted:

1st Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky – 23%
2nd Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida – 23%
3rd Former Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania – 8%
4th Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey- 7%
5th Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin – 6%
6th Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin – 5%
7th Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon – 4%
8th – Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas – 4%
9th Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana – 3%
10th Former Gov. Sarah Palin, Alaska – 3%

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire
Gov. Jan Brewer, Arizona
Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas
Former Gov. Mitch Daniels Indiana
Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina
Gov. John Kasich, Ohio
Gov. Susana Martinez, New Mexico
Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia
Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana
Gov. Rick Perry, Texas
Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio
Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina
Sen. John Thune, South Dakota

But I’m sure the fishwife will double-down some more and keep repeating the dead-last thing. Hell, she’ll start repeating that Tim Scott beat her, so I guess Politisite and every other site is just suppressing Tim Scott’s percentage for some reason.

Oh, wait. She got less votes than Tim Scott!

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 8:43 PM

Yeah. This kind of trenchant commentary is why this idiot has the reputation she has on this site.

Aitch748 on March 28, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Just can’t quit lying can you?

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 8:39 PM

This one has a lot in common with someone else we know. Liars, lie.

I think this might be the only blog that it’s never been banned from.

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Aitch748 on March 28, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Thanx I just saved that, for the NEXT time Bluegill “forgets” that s/he has posted this and been busted……

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 8:55 PM

It is JUST that unhelpful attitude that hurt the Great Willard Romney and makes that hussy and her assault-wolverine cultish followers so hated in America…mind you I have nothing but a great deal of respect for the Implanted, Big-Haired Shrill Boyfriend-stealing Clownfish and her nasty, brutish, mouf-breathing chuckleheaded followers.

JFKY on March 28, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Palin said to be fuming after learning results.

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 7:26 AM

By whom?

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Say Bluegill isn’t it about time to drop the “I like her Face Book Posting and think whoever writes them does a great job.” line…we are about at that point in the “debate.”

From now on, Bluegill I just intend to mock you relentlessly for your utter cluelessness and mendacity…Or as Big Daddy says, MEN-da-city.

JFKY on March 28, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Who the hell do you think you are? Quit trying to brand anyone who refuses to bow down and worship Sarah Palin a troll. In case you haven’t noticed? It is the liberal trolls and Democrats who are Sarah Palin’s biggest cheerleaders and who most want her to run. Get a clue.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

So not only are you a TROLL, you are A LIAR.

Palin came in 10th in a poll of 23. We are going to mock you and hold you up in contempt and slight regard as a liar and a bounder.

You are scum. You are the offal on my shoe.

victor82 on March 28, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Palin said to be fuming after learning results.

bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 7:26 AM

By whom?

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:08 PM

By bluegill herself, presumably — I didn’t see a word about Palin’s reaction to the results at the link in her post. (Why am I not surprised?)

Aitch748 on March 28, 2013 at 9:17 PM

It is the liberal trolls and Democrats who are Sarah Palin’s biggest cheerleaders and who most want her to run. Get a clue.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

That’s interesting. So why don’t we hear that Palin’s the ONLY logical choice for the GOP from lib media outlets, just as they were bleating on about Sure Loser Romney for 4 years?

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:18 PM

By whom?

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:08 PM

By no one. Bluegill just pulled that out of her butt.

Nobody cares about the CPAC straw poll, it’s one of the biggest cons in Republican politics. During primary years, candidates bus in their supporters to skew the results. The CPAC poll is complete bullsh*t from beginning to end.

The fact that bluegill tried to use the CPAC straw poll to buttress her argument that Palin is a declining force in conservative politics just shows you what a jealous little Mittlerite bluegill has become.

Perhaps bluegill should worry about all those cabinet positions that are due to open up in the new Romney White House, right Bluegill?

BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT MITT ROMNEY JUST CAN’T LOSE, RIGHT BLUEGILL!!!

victor82 on March 28, 2013 at 9:21 PM

BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT MITT ROMNEY JUST CAN’T LOSE, RIGHT BLUEGILL!!!

And he would have too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids….

JFKY on March 28, 2013 at 9:31 PM

And he would have too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids….

JFKY on March 28, 2013 at 9:31 PM

>_<

victor82 on March 28, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Those concerned about illegal immigrant amnesty may be interested in Sarah Palin’s views on the matter. Readers of this thread should be aware of the following:

Warning: Beware of egomaniacal, overly self-promoting frauds like Sarah Palin who also support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

The following aired on October 21, 2008 during the broadcast of “Aquí y Ahora” on Univision Network. The following excerpt was taken from that interview: ( http://www.univision.com/content/content.jhtml?chid=3&schid=10414&secid=0&cid=1716304 )

Governor, let me ask you about immigration. How many undocumented immigrants are there in Alaska?
I don’t know, I don’t know. That’s a good question.

As governor, how do you deal with them? Do you think they all should be deported?
There is no way that in the US we would roundup every illegal immigrant -there are about 12 million of the illegal immigrants- not only economically is that just an impossibility but that’s not a humane way anyway to deal with the issue that we face with illegal immigration.

Do you then favor an amnesty for the 12 or 13 million undocumented immigrants?
No, I do not. I do not. Not total amnesty. You know, people have got to follow the rules. They’ve got to follow the bar, and we have got to make sure that there is equal opportunity and those who are here legally should be first in line for services being provided and those opportunities that this great country provides.

To clarify, so you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?
I do because I understand why people would want to be in America. To seek the safety and prosperity, the opportunities, the health that is here. It is so important that yes, people follow the rules so that people can be treated equally and fairly in this country.

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From here: http://www.americanpatrol.com/GOP/PALIN/ProAmnesty091205SP_.html
Lars Larson interview with Sarah Palin – December 3, 2009

Note: Lars Larson is a talk show host on KXL – AM 750 — Portland, Oregon

Lars Larson: The amnesty proposal that was defeated in the Congress — in your view, was that amnesty for illegals and would you back amnesty or a path to citizenship, as the current president calls it?
Sarah Palin: … And you know, there are humane ways to deal with the 11-13 million illegal aliens that are in our country right now, but if they’re not going to follow the rules, they need to get out.

Lars: So you would be in favor, not of a path to create legalization process, but tell them, if you’re not here legally, leave and, in the meantime put up a barrier to keep new illegals out?
Palin: Uh, I would absolutely prefer the latter that you’re suggesting right there. To secure the border and to not allow this generous amnesty that the Democrats are proposing. No, that’s not how we’re going to create or form an economy – that’s not how we are going to create a fairness and equality to allow people to be here illegally.
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Since Illegal aliens haven’t followed the rules as it is, when Sarah Palin said, “but if they’re not going to follow the rules, they need to get out,” she must mean new rules. When she said, “I would absolutely prefer the latter,” she was agreeing with Lars about putting up barriers, but not necessarily when he said, “if you’re not here illegally, leave.”
Palin has cleverly left room for proposing a path to citizenship for all illegal aliens presently in the U.S. Some call that amnesty.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM

I would like to see a young Palin full of energy agains the old town drunk Hillary.

unseen on March 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Damn, me, too. But will Piper run?

Marcus on March 28, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Damn, me, too. But will Piper run?

Marcus on March 28, 2013 at 9:53 PM

She’d probably stand a better chance than Rick Perry.

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I would like to see a young Palin full of energy agains the old town drunk Hillary.
unseen on March 28, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Disappointing to see all the focus from Palin worshipers on Hilary’s looks. You would have thought they, especially, would know better. Palin worshipers are an embarrassment.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Disappointing to see all the focus from Palin worshipers on Hilary’s looks.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

So what? Looks are important. You think Mittmentum would’ve been the nominee if he had looked like Quasimodo?

ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:58 PM

She’d probably stand a better chance than Rick Perry.
ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:54 PM

At least Perry didn’t quit his job as governor half-way through his first term. And as inarticulate as Perry may be, Palin makes him sound like Cicero.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

It’s amusing, because she is the first to say ‘don’t put your face in politicians’, so any degree of support she is glad about, As for Hillary, that corrupt lying weasel, the less said the better.

narciso on March 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

So what? Looks are important. You think Mittmentum would’ve been the nominee if he had looked like Quasimodo?
ddrintn on March 28, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Mitt was easy on the eyes. I’ll give you that. He was impressive all around. Attractive on the inside as well.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Disappointing to see all the focus from Palin worshipers on Hilary’s looks.

That’s rich coming from the dingbat who’s constantly harping about what Palin wears or what her hair looks like.

At least Perry didn’t quit his job as governor half-way through his first term.

Any person that wouldn’t resign under the same circumstances she was under is not someone I would want in office. What you have done under the same circumstances? Oh wait, that’s right, you’ve been asked countless times and refuse to answer. Why do you not answer? Because you know she made the right decision, but admitting it would give you one less than to whine about you annoying cockroach.

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 10:06 PM

fishy, you’re never gonna live down your year of the mittens, never.

gracie on March 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Disappointing to see all the focus from Palin worshipers on Hilary’s looks.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 9:56 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

Too easy.

rrpjr on March 28, 2013 at 10:09 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

Too easy.
rrpjr on March 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM

That’s not criticizing her looks. That’s criticizing her behavior and utter lack of professionalism.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

That’s criticizing her behavior and utter lack of professionalism.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

A woman in Texas wearing boots is unprofessional? Seek help.

topdawg on March 28, 2013 at 10:18 PM

meow, meeoww, hiss, scratch…..LOL

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 10:18 PM

It has been at least six months since I posted on a Palin thread.
Cheers to all!

Bradky on March 28, 2013 at 10:23 PM

That’s criticizing her behavior and utter lack of professionalism.
bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Nice try. You’ve been exposed.

rrpjr on March 28, 2013 at 10:24 PM

It has been at least six months since I posted on a Palin thread.
Cheers to all!

Bradky on March 28, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Someone mentioned you this week. Don’t know if it was this thread or another one.

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Here’s to 1000 days until the GOP primaries and all the zillions of comments pondering Palin’s chances, talents and skills….or lack thereof depending on your pov.

3 years people… that will make almost 8 years of threads calling for her to run, not run, genius politician and saint or dunderhead, etc.

Imagine the number of novels you could read in 1000 days if you didn’t stay glued to a thread attacking or defending someone who will never be aware of your existence?

See ya in the next palin thread in about six months.

Bradky on March 28, 2013 at 10:29 PM

It has been at least six months since I posted on a Palin thread.
Cheers to all!
Bradky on March 28, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Do another song with clever lyrics again.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:41 PM

I liked that one ballad or ode to the HotAir 35 that Bradky did.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:42 PM

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:42 PM

LOL – good times!

Bradky on March 28, 2013 at 10:46 PM

That’s not criticizing her looks. That’s criticizing her behavior and utter lack of professionalism.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

.
More specificity.

listens2glenn on March 28, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Imagine the number of novels you could read in 1000 days if you didn’t stay glued to a thread attacking or defending someone who will never be aware of your existence?

Bradky on March 28, 2013 at 10:29 PM

.
The whole purpose of this blog is to challenge (attack?) or defend political ideology. That means you’re going challenge or defend public/celebrity people who either stand up for or against your given ideology.
Whether Sarah gets to know ALL of her supporters individually is irrelevant.
That shouldn’t be expected of anyone, except the Almighty Heavenly Father.
.

See ya in the next palin thread in about six months.

Bradky on March 28, 2013 at 10:29 PM

.
Thanks for the “heads-up”.

listens2glenn on March 28, 2013 at 11:48 PM

That’s not criticizing her looks. That’s criticizing her behavior and utter lack of professionalism.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

.
Aren’t you tired of the DC “professionalism” that is effing us and this country thru the drive thru?
Pelosi Reid Ocommie Feinstein f chuck shumer ?

Is that what you need for professionalism? McConnell and Boehner ?

THiS ? You want more of this ?

The very bottom line is Palin-at worse – would be no worse than these useless career cronies who are “leading” this country into the toilet.

It is time for change. You betcha.

FlaMurph on March 28, 2013 at 11:52 PM

http://www.mediaite.com/online/sarah-palin-bizarrely-wrongly-takes-credit-for-marco-rubio/

Shocking Palin makes it all about herself.

TEPJoePa on March 29, 2013 at 12:09 AM

http://www.mediaite.com/online/sarah-palin-bizarrely-wrongly-takes-credit-for-marco-rubio/

Shocking Palin makes it all about herself.
TEPJoePa on March 29, 2013 at 12:09 AM

This doesn’t surprise me at all. When you listen to her worshipers on this website, they will credit her for every Republican victory out there. But they will never admit that she is at fault nor to blame for any of her endless screw ups. It’s insane. Sarah Palin thinks the conservative political world revolves around her. It is as if she and her worshipers believe everything is about her.

When Sarah Palin finishes near the very bottom of the CPAC straw poll, they have an excuse for it. When Sarah Palin can’t name a single founding father, they blame someone else. When Sarah Palin quits her job as governor before even finishing a single term, they explain that away as well.

Yet they will endlessly bash any Republican not named Palin. The only Republicans they won’t bash are the ones they say owe their electoral victories to, you guessed it, Sarah.

It is idiotic, and they are an embarrassment to this website.

bluegill on March 29, 2013 at 12:38 AM

You mean, the same Alex Leary, who tried to pretend Marco had lied about where he came from, that’s their source, why didn’t they link Franzia-Roig while they are at it.

narciso on March 29, 2013 at 1:58 AM

I am idiotic, and an embarrassment to this website.

bluegill on March 29, 2013 at 12:38 AM

Fixed it for me. Now it more reasonably fits your description.

You’ve been proven wrong about that CPAC poll numerous times, but you still cling tenaciously to your perverted interpretation of it. I don’t run into such bull-headed, obtuse obstinance very often, and I’m sure glad I don’t. People like that are both clueless and arrogant, which is a bad combination.

theotherone on March 29, 2013 at 4:00 AM

You’ve been proven wrong about that CPAC poll numerous times, but you still cling tenaciously to your perverted interpretation of it. I don’t run into such bull-headed, obtuse obstinance very often, and I’m sure glad I don’t. People like that are both clueless and arrogant, which is a bad combination.
theotherone on March 29, 2013 at 4:00 AM

So why did Palin finish only one percent above “undecided”? Are you saying that was a good finish? The poll results I saw apparently didn’t include the people who didn’t get 1%. Shouldn’t this be Sarah Palin’s crowd? Face it, there really isn’t a strong desire among conservatives to have Palin run. The only people who want Palin to run are partisan Democrats. Why? Because they know she would be extremely easy to beat.

Sarah Palin lost to the uninvited Christie! You seriously can’t be spinning this as good news for her.

Let’s be honest with each other, okay?

bluegill on March 29, 2013 at 4:20 AM

SHOCK POLL: PALIN ATTEMPTED COMEBACK A FLOP
Sarah Palin Trounced in 2013 CPAC Straw Poll, Barely Besting “Undecided” and Topped by Even Uninvited Christie

Palin said to be fuming after learning results. All the ugly details below:
Rand Paul – 25%
Marco Rubio – 23%
Rick Santorum – 8%
Chris Christie – 7%
Paul Ryan – 6%
Scott Walker – 5%
Ben Carson – 4%
Ted Cruz – 4%
Bobby Jindal – 3%
Sarah Palin – 3%
Undecided 2%
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/16/rand-paul-washington-times-cpac-2013-straw-poll/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS
bluegill on March 17, 2013 at 7:26 AM

It has come to my attention that some Palinistas on this website want me to clarify the above poll results. Apparently, Sarah Palin didn’t come in last place. She only came in last place among the people who garnered 1% or more of the vote.

So, yes, Palinistas, hold your heads up high and know that, while Palin came in an abysmal 10th place and only got 3% of the vote at her big CPAC attempted comeback, at least she didn’t come in last, since apparently some others received votes, but not enough to be reported.

bluegill on March 29, 2013 at 4:26 AM

As long as the fishwife keeps doubling down on how Palin is so over for coming in at “an abysmal 10th place”, I’ll keep pointing out that there were TWENTY-THREE PEOPLE on the straw poll. Only FIVE of those names got more than 5%, and Palin tied with Jindal at 3%. Cruz and Carson, both also very popular with conservatives lately, each got only 4% — wow, only one percentage point better than that cowardly surrender-monkey attention-whore snowbilly that even conservatives have had just about enough of (/sarc). And THIRTEEN people did WORSE than Palin, but of course they’re all nobodies anyway, including Rick Perry.

1st – Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky – 23%
2nd – Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida – 23%
3rd – Former Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania – 8%
4th – Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey- 7%
5th – Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin – 6%
6th Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin – 5%
7th Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon – 4%
8th – Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas – 4%
9th Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana – 3%
10th Former Gov. Sarah Palin, Alaska – 3%
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire
Gov. Jan Brewer, Arizona
Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas
Former Gov. Mitch Daniels Indiana
Gov. Nikki Haley, South Carolina
Gov. John Kasich, Ohio
Gov. Susana Martinez, New Mexico
Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia
Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana
Gov. Rick Perry, Texas
Sen. Rob Portman, Ohio
Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina
Sen. John Thune, South Dakota

TWENTY-THREE PEOPLE. Palin is slightly above the middle of the list of ballot results. We STILL haven’t gotten the nonstop-nagging green-eyed harridan fishwife to admit to that much, but she’s now retreated to, “Well, maybe Palin didn’t come in DEAD LAST place, but she STILL performed horribly.”

Amusing sidenote: That hideous horror of the Dominionist socon movement that the GOP can’t scrape off their shoes fast enough, Rick Santorum, came in THIRD place, and HE only got a measly eight percent.

Aitch748 on March 29, 2013 at 5:56 AM

Shocking Palin makes it all about herself.

TEPJoePa on March 29, 2013 at 12:09 AM

LOL. sure. the voice in the ad was Ted Cruz. But somehow someone saying something is now how other people make it all about themselves. haters got to hate.

unseen on March 29, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Higher gas prices & more carbon emissions… all for the sake of reducing carbon emissions. Welcome to #ObamaLogic. http://fb.me/2i5RF2l0f

Obama administration moves ahead with sweeping rules requiring…

Move is supported by environmentalists and auto firms, but opposed by oil and gas industry.

hmmm why isn’t the res tof the GOPE concerned about rising gas prices on the middle class?

unseen on March 29, 2013 at 8:14 AM

When Sarah Palin quits her job as governor before even finishing a single term, they explain that away as well.

And what would you have done? Answer the question hag.

topdawg on March 29, 2013 at 8:49 AM

bluefox on March 28, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Who the hell do you think you are? Quit trying to brand anyone who refuses to bow down and worship Sarah Palin a troll. In case you haven’t noticed? It is the liberal trolls and Democrats who are Sarah Palin’s biggest cheerleaders and who most want her to run. Get a clue.

bluegill on March 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM

You’ve long ago branded yourself. Here, this is for you and all of the rest of the Trolls that hate Sarah Palin:

Gorgeous, gracious gifted Gov. Sarah Palin was, is, and ever shall be the populist princess & conservative queen of American politics. Deal with it, liberals.

Cheers!!

bluefox on March 29, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Gorgeous, gracious gifted Gov. Sarah Palin was, is, and ever shall be the populist princess & conservative queen of American politics. Deal with it, liberals.

Cheers!!
bluefox on March 29, 2013 at 11:44 AM

What embarrassing slobber from a Palin worshiper. The truth is that liberals are the ones who want Sarah Palin to be the face of conservatism. They want her to run because they know she’s a joke and can be beaten easily. Most conservatives like Palin enough, but know we can do a lot better than her. Those are the facts. Deal with it, Palin groupies.

The Palin worshipers and the liberals both share the same goal of pushing the incompetent former governor Palin into the headlines. I and many other conservatives on this site are tired of the Palin worshipers idiotically ranting about how no Republican is as good as Sarah. These Palin cultists are pathetic and their behavior gives this site a bad name.

bluegill on March 29, 2013 at 4:23 PM

bluegill on March 29, 2013 at 4:23 PM

You’re a demented moron..:)

idesign on March 29, 2013 at 4:33 PM

bluegill on March 29, 2013 at 4:23 PM

It’s Good Friday, and many of those you call ‘worshipers’ are Christians. What say you limit your choice of designations for the weekend?

wolfsDad on March 29, 2013 at 4:48 PM

I and many other conservatives on this site are tired of the Palin worshipers idiotically ranting about how no Republican is as good as Sarah.

bluegill on March 29, 2013 at 4:23 PM

LOL at you pretending to be a conservative.

topdawg on March 29, 2013 at 5:36 PM

bluegill on March 29, 2013 at 4:23 PM
You’re a demented moron..:)
idesign on March 29, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Don’t you know it’s Good Friday?

bluegill on March 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM

http://www.mediaite.com/online/sarah-palin-bizarrely-wrongly-takes-credit-for-marco-rubio/

Shocking Palin makes it all about herself.

TEPJoePa on March 29, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Not so fast. Here are the facts:

There seems to be a bit of drama going on regarding Sarah Palin’s new ‘Sarah PAC’ ad because of the video ad’s mention of Senator Marco Rubio. The ad points out several candidates that Palin supported over the past couple of election cycles, including a mention of Marco Rubio by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Cruz stated, “she (Palin) supported Marco Rubio.”

While Sarah Palin never openly endorsed Senator Marco Rubio in his 2010 Senatorial campaign. The endorsement was discussed.

In all due respect to my friends over at Sunshine State News, who stated that the video featured Sen. Ted Cruz saying that Palin endorsed Marco Rubio, is not just a stretch, but an outright untruth. Cruz never used the word endorsement, he said she supported Rubio. Heck, I never endorsed him, but I did support him- still do.

While Sunshine State News is correct in saying that Rubio’s grassroots appeal won him his Senate race, many around the country did not know of Marco Rubio early on, and Palin’s ability to excite the conservative base helped in many national races, including Rubio’s. Palin helped Rubio out every time she mentioned him during one of her stump speeches, or whenever she mentioned him during one of her TV appearances.

In April of 2010, Rubio was gaining considerable name recognition, but it wasn’t until a video that the Shark Tank recorded of Sarah Palin at the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Convention in New Orleans, did Rubio’s national name ID really blow up.

In the video, Palin stated,” I love Marco Rubio.” She later added,” Marco, keep up the good work-call me, can I help?”

Upon recording the video, and before its release, an exuberant Marco Rubio was floored with the news of Palin’s kind words directed to him, quickly making Rubio realize the kind of “video gold” that was about to be release. The politically savvy Rubio quickly arranged for the messaging to be in place by the end of the weekend, in time for the video’s Monday release.

Just a few days later in The Villages, Florida, Sean Hannity brought his ‘Hannity’ Fox News show on the road, where Rubio was already booked as as one of the shows featured guests. Before the show aired, I spoke to Sean about what he thought about Palin’s video. With a look of disbelief, Hannity couldn’t believe what Palin said. ” She said what?!” As he started walking away, Sean turned back around and asked me again what Palin’s exact words to Rubio. I told Sean, and no sooner that Rubio appeared on stage with him, Hannity ask him about whether or not he was going to call Sarah Palin.

Rubio laughed and said he would be reaching out to her.

I think she is an important voice in the Conservative movement and the Republican Party, and I would love to have her support and her help…we’ll figure out how to get a hold of her.”-Senator Marco Rubio, Human Events

According to one of Rubio’s campaign consultants and confidants, several of the other consultants were against a Palin endorsement, because they felt she was too “Conservative”, and that her endorsement could hurt Rubio in his race against the once Conservative Republican-turned Independent Charlie Crist.

The Palin endorsement of Rubio never came, but later that year at the RNC event in Orlando, Florida, I had the opportunity to speak to Governor Palin. Governor Palin first acknowledge the video we shot in New Orleans, gawking that it got “a lot of views,” and TV time.

I then I asked her about what really happened with Rubio. Palin told me that she supported him and even offered a full and open endorsement, but Rubio’s campaign couldn’t seem to get it to happen, and never got back to her. She reiterated that she was still ready to do it, but was only waiting for the go-ahead from the campaign.

So again, while the endorsement never hit the airways, Palin can take credit for Rubio’s success, just as many other national conservatives can also do, regardless of whether they openly endorsed Rubio or not. Remember,Rubio’s close advisor and friend, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush never endorsed Rubio either.

http://shark-tank.net/2013/03/29/sarah-palins-2010-support-for-marco-rubio-endorsement-was-in-the-works/

NoNails on March 29, 2013 at 5:38 PM

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