Palin: Christie’s scandal is nothing compared to Obama’s scandals

posted at 6:28 pm on January 10, 2014 by Allahpundit

She doesn’t give him a pass on it — as you’ll see, the word “atrocious” is mentioned — but contextualizing Bridgegate vis-a-vis the NSA and Benghazi (and the IRS, and Bob Gates’s accusations, etc) does Christie a big favor. Given the bad blood between them, she could have been much harsher.

Has any all-star tea partier really unloaded on Christie yet, by the way? It’s strange that after three days of punishing media coverage, the Republican who’s taken the biggest swing at him is … this guy.

Update: Per a Twitter pal, Glenn Beck has indeed unloaded on Christie.


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listens2glenn is better at sex than anyone, now all he needs is a partner.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 7:31 PM

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We can get away with that for now, ’cause my wife’s not here to say “HAH, ( I wish )”.

listens2glenn on January 10, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Your memory is impressive. Good list.

besser tot als rot on January 10, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Wish I could take credit for that post.

Lanceman on January 10, 2014 at 7:40 PM

“Move on, nothing to see here… look at that bridge over there!”

How I hate the hypocrisy of the left.

sadatoni on January 10, 2014 at 7:41 PM

You make less sense than libfree, and we all laugh at her.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 7:34 PM

FYI, your lack of intelligence is less apparent when you stick to posting links.

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM

All true but still not a double standard with Bridgeghazi.

Happy Nomad on January 10, 2014 at 7:21 PM

They care who is responsible for the lane closures; don’t care who is responsible for the IRS targeting or the Benghazi security fiasco. How is that not a double standard? If find your protestations baffling.

besser tot als rot on January 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Since we don’t like Christie/Bloomberg, and since SP ain’t running, who’s it gon’ be?

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Since we don’t like Christie/Bloomberg, and since SP ain’t running, who’s it gon’ be?

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

KRUZ

Lanceman on January 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Since we don’t like Christie/Bloomberg, and since SP ain’t running, who’s it gon’ be?

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, or similar. Or I’m voting Democrat.

besser tot als rot on January 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Let’s not forget that the Obysmal administration wants that Hayden tell-all off the front page. The media are all too happy to provide the Christie squirrel.

onlineanalyst on January 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/10/NJ-Senate-Passes-Bill-Mandating-Schools-To-Teach-Children-Social-Media

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 7:41 PM

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* Reply comment deleted by commenter *

( to save his posting privileges )

listens2glenn on January 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 7:33 PM

You make less sense than libfree, and we all laugh at her.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Uncalled for, since there was nothing wrong or not factual about fadetogray’s comment.

FYI, your lack of intelligence is less apparent when you stick to posting links.

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Also uncalled for, since davidk is a very reasonable poster, with excellent finds/links.

Go get a beer, you two!

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2014 at 7:46 PM

First of all, is it proven that Christie’s staffers “orchestrated” the lane closings?

Second of all, we and the press don’t know who orchestrated the IRS attacks because they have no interest in finding out who did so. There is at least a double standard in caring about responsibility.

besser tot als rot on January 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM

First of all, yes it is proven that Christie’s staffers orchestrated the lane closings. Why the hell do you think they are being fired and pleading the fifth? If there was a legitimate reason for those lane closures (like emergency maintenance) it would have come out by now.

Second of all, we and the press DO, repeat DO know who orchestrated the IRS attacks and it wasn’t rogue agents in Ohio.

There is a double standard but it isn’t about responsibility, it is about journalistic curiosity. Dan Rather released clearly fake “memos” about GWB’s time with the National Guard and the media went wild. With this administration, no scandal is worth their time.

Happy Nomad on January 10, 2014 at 7:47 PM

You make less sense than libfree, and we all laugh at her.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 7:34 PM

FYI, your lack of intelligence is less apparent when you stick to posting links.

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM

FYI. your lack of intelligence is apparent every time you post.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, or similar. Or I’m voting Democrat.

besser tot als rot on January 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I want a ticket with Ted Cruz and Alan West.

And not just because “Cruz/West” is an awesome sounding ticket.

Happy Nomad on January 10, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Walter L. Newton on January 10, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I don’t remember seeing you around here before.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 7:09 PM

That’s because he has spent more time on the cover of Mad Magazine as Alfred E. Newman.

onlineanalyst on January 10, 2014 at 7:49 PM

This woman always gets it right, always nails it. Uncanny.

rrpjr on January 10, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Since we don’t like Christie/Bloomberg, and since SP ain’t running, who’s it gon’ be?

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, or similar. Or I’m voting Democrat.

besser tot als rot on January 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM

If the GOPe runs the It’s My Turn candidate, the dhimmicRAT will win with 75%.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Ayotte, Rubio and McCain never deserved SP’s backing.

The first two are big time TEA party and other traitors and the latter is just insane. Even his grandpa/father hate him from their graves.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2014 at 7:51 PM

upinak on January 10, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Long time no see. Where have you been?

onlineanalyst on January 10, 2014 at 7:51 PM

There is a double standard but it isn’t about responsibility, it is about journalistic curiosity. Dan Rather released clearly fake “memos” about GWB’s time with the National Guard and the media went wild. With this administration, no scandal is worth their time.

I could have sworn 60 minutes ran a benghazi story that turned out to be total BS.

triple on January 10, 2014 at 7:52 PM

First of all, yes it is proven that Christie’s staffers orchestrated the lane closings. Why the hell do you think they are being fired and pleading the fifth? If there was a legitimate reason for those lane closures (like emergency maintenance) it would have come out by now.

Second of all, we and the press DO, repeat DO know who orchestrated the IRS attacks and it wasn’t rogue agents in Ohio.

There is a double standard but it isn’t about responsibility, it is about journalistic curiosity. Dan Rather released clearly fake “memos” about GWB’s time with the National Guard and the media went wild. With this administration, no scandal is worth their time.

Happy Nomad on January 10, 2014 at 7:47 PM

1. From what I’ve seen in the news, the evidence looks like bad attempts at humor. I wouldn’t attribute Christie’s knee jerk reaction of firing to anything other than Christie looking out for number 1. As he’s wont to do. But, I will say that if the people are actually responsible, it is a genuine scandal and evidence that Christie is unfit to serve as governor, or anything else.

2. I agree that there is a double standard about journalistic curiosity. Not sure what you mean about responsibility. I think the “press” hides Democrat responsibility and exposes or even makes up Republican responsibility. Also, I don’t know who orchestrated the IRS attacks? Who was it? Holder? Obama?

besser tot als rot on January 10, 2014 at 7:57 PM

All this happened in September? Was that before everyone knew that the Democrats and their NSA were reading the emails of all their political enemies as soon as they hit the send button? It’s peculiar.

Buddahpundit on January 10, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I was shocked Nikki Haley was so fast to defend Christie. :-(

SouthernGent on January 10, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Are you joking?

Anti-Control on January 10, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Yeah, obama scandals are nothing compared to bridgegate: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/01/09/Innocent-Drone-Deaths-now-Greater-than-Americans-Killed-on-9-11

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Also uncalled for, since davidk is a very reasonable poster, with excellent finds/links.

Go get a beer, you two!

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2014 at 7:46 PM

“Very Reasonable poster.”

??

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I could have sworn 60 minutes ran a benghazi story that turned out to be total BS.

triple on January 10, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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Pre-planned that way.

listens2glenn on January 10, 2014 at 7:59 PM

It’s too bad that the media weren’t as fixated on bridges when Teddy Kennedy was involved in such a scandal.

onlineanalyst on January 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM

A FB update would be … appropriate.

hawkdriver on January 10, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Only on FB? I am on in the mornings on that at least. Though if you look for me, you may find a India Indian.

upinak on January 10, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Since we don’t like Christie/Bloomberg, and since SP ain’t running, who’s it gon’ be?

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

KRUZ

Lanceman on January 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Speaking of Cruz, Taranto’s “Best of the Web” has a good piece today demonstrating how an Assoc. Press writer mischaracterized Cruz’s recent speech.

onlineanalyst on January 10, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Palin is far from being hard core right. She is always trying to get along with the GOPe politicians.

She endorsed McCain for reelection in 2010, and she endorsed Ayotte over LaMontagne, the Tea Party candidate. Both bad choices in my opinion, but it shows she’s really a Tea Party/moderate hybrid.

So this doesn’t surprise me at all. Palin is all about trying to be reasonable while staying principled.

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 7:33 PM

I believe her support of McCain was what she felt was debt of gratitude she owed him for bringing her to the national stage. If he runs in 2016, I doubt she’ll endorse him again.

I think she had high hopes for Ayotte. She’ll never say it but I think Palin is probably wishing she had that one back.

The most baffling one to me was her endorsement of Orrin Hatch. I can’t figure that one out at all.

Bitter Clinger on January 10, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I want a ticket with Ted Cruz and Alan West.

Happy Nomad on January 10, 2014 at 7:49 PM

That will do.

Here’s a test: When was the last time you were interested in watching the RNC Convention? And ’08 doesn’t count because of Palin.

Last time I made the effort was for W. Cruz would likewise bring me out from behind Gilligan’s Island.

Lanceman on January 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Speaking of Cruz, Taranto’s “Best of the Web” has a good piece today demonstrating how an Assoc. Press writer mischaracterized Cruz’s recent speech.

onlineanalyst on January 10, 2014 at 8:03 PM

It cracks me up that these media people can’t just let the words of these supposed “lunatics” stand on their own. Supposedly, Cruz is extreme yet this media guy had to slant it. I guess he isn’t that extreme after all.

Bitter Clinger on January 10, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I want a ticket with Ted Cruz and Alan West.

Happy Nomad on January 10, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Sounds good to me. I was actually hoping that the House would elect Allen West Speaker after he lost his election since the Speaker doesn’t have to be an actual member of congress.

besser tot als rot on January 10, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Speaking of Cruz, Taranto’s “Best of the Web” has a good piece today demonstrating how an Assoc. Press writer mischaracterized Cruz’s recent speech.

onlineanalyst on January 10, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Frankly, I don’t like Senators. But I’m sorry. All the Rethuglican governors have the same appeal as Pawlenty.
I liked Christie in the beginning when he was baaaashing teachers’ unions. But then his anti-gun, pro queer, pro muzzie and pro global warming bullshit manifested itself.

Lanceman on January 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM

“Very Reasonable poster.”

??

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Hey. Leave my fans alone.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 8:09 PM

No, Allah. Whatever you do, DON’T move the Palin thread to the top picks column.

Lanceman on January 10, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Speaking of Cruz, Taranto’s “Best of the Web” has a good piece today demonstrating how an Assoc. Press writer mischaracterized Cruz’s recent speech.

onlineanalyst on January 10, 2014 at 8:03 PM

What I love about Taranto is his ability to identify fallacy. So many of the left’s arguments are based on fallacy that being able to identify fallacy is very important to argument. Most are left arguing against the fallacy rather than simply identifying the argument as fallacy.

besser tot als rot on January 10, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I believe her support of McCain was what she felt was debt of gratitude she owed him for bringing her to the national stage. If he runs in 2016, I doubt she’ll endorse him again.

I think she had high hopes for Ayotte. She’ll never say it but I think Palin is probably wishing she had that one back.

The most baffling one to me was her endorsement of Orrin Hatch. I can’t figure that one out at all.

Bitter Clinger on January 10, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I agree with your assessment regarding McCain.

Concerning hatch, he has good conservative creds; he’s just too squishy. If we can get a Palin conservative in the White House, he will owe her and will fall in line.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM

I want a ticket with Ted Cruz and Alan West.

Happy Nomad on January 10, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Yes. Those two are the most consistent pols around.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 8:18 PM

What I love about Taranto is his ability to identify fallacy. So many All of the left’s arguments are based on fallacy…

besser tot als rot on January 10, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Fixed!

Anti-Control on January 10, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Concerning hatch, he has good conservative creds; he’s just too squishy. If we can get a Palin conservative in the White House, he will owe her and will fall in line.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM

How does one have “good conservative creds” and still be “too squishy”?

Bitter Clinger on January 10, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Breaking: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01/10/arkansas-governor-announces-he-is-resigning/

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Bad headline by The Blaze. The guy is the lieutenant governor.

Bitter Clinger on January 10, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Concerning hatch, he has good conservative creds; he’s just too squishy. If we can get a Palin conservative in the White House, he will owe her and will fall in line.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM

How does one have “good conservative creds” and still be “too squishy”?

Bitter Clinger on January 10, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Maybe I misused the word “squishy.”

http://redalertpolitics.com/2012/03/05/conservatives-divided-over-sen-hatchs-acu-rating/

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Breaking: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01/10/arkansas-governor-announces-he-is-resigning/

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Bad headline by The Blaze. The guy is the lieutenant governor.

Bitter Clinger on January 10, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Yeah. I noticed that after i sibmitteed.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 8:34 PM

She would be more competent than just about anybody that is likely to be running. But too many people in this country have been convinced that she’s stupid

Bitter Clinger on January 10, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Yup, the liberals said the same thing about Reagan. Still do.

Libs are terrified of Palin. Stark raving terrified.

NavyMustang on January 10, 2014 at 8:49 PM

No, Allah. Whatever you do, DON’T move the Palin thread to the top picks column.

Lanceman on January 10, 2014 at 8:12 PM

LOL Don’t throw me in the briar patch!
Ahem, 85 pages and counting…

Fallon on January 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

LOL Don’t throw me in the briar patch!
Ahem, 85 pages and counting…

Fallon on January 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Wow, you weren’t kidding. 85 pages. Dude…

22044 on January 10, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Ahem, 85 pages and counting…

Fallon on January 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

HOLY SH!T!

Lanceman on January 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/nyregion/woman-says-lane-closings-were-not-to-blame-for-her-mothers-death.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM

I was wondering about that. If you rely on bridges and traffic around them to plan emergency vehicle routes, then you have bigger problems than traffic.

It’s nice to see a bit of sanity from the Slimes. Take a screen shot. It will probably disappear shortly.

kim roy on January 10, 2014 at 9:15 PM

22044 on January 10, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Lanceman on January 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Leave a note. OP loves it when new people stop by… She’s an amazing chef.

Fallon on January 10, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Ahem, 85 pages and counting…

Fallon on January 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

HOLY SH!T!

Lanceman on January 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM

LOL, seconded. Golly-bum. There’s a clandestine Palin site-within-a-site here.

ddrintn on January 10, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Leave a note. OP loves it when new people stop by… She’s an amazing chef.

Fallon on January 10, 2014 at 9:15 PM

;>)

Garym on January 10, 2014 at 9:57 PM

LOL, seconded. Golly-bum. There’s a clandestine Palin site-within-a-site here.

ddrintn on January 10, 2014 at 9:21 PM

And neither you, me or idesign knew about it!

Lanceman on January 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Those are just a handful of idiocies I can pull off the top of my head.

But, of course, Sarah Palin did not utter them.

Lanceman on January 10, 2014 at 7:16 PM

That was awesome!! You know if Bush was in the W.H. & Palin was a Dem, the D’s would have already put a crown on her head!

bluefox on January 10, 2014 at 10:40 PM

AP will send you downstairs. He’s in a good mood for a Friday.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2014 at 7:39 PM

LOL, we’ll see if this thread goes to the left side:-)

bluefox on January 10, 2014 at 10:52 PM

canopfor on January 10, 2014 at 7:39 PM

You are on a roll tonight!! I heard everything went fine with your little one, so happy about that.

On this Bridge thing, I don’t recall hearing one thing about it last year. For something that they are making out to be the worst thing that’s happened in the last 5 years, it certainly makes me wonder.

bluefox on January 10, 2014 at 10:58 PM

There’s a clandestine Palin site-within-a-site here.

ddrintn on January 10, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Best open secret :)

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2014 at 10:59 PM

FYI, your lack of intelligence is less apparent when you stick to posting links.

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Sorry, but it is your lack of knowledge that IS apparent. You’re on the thread that knows what Sarah Palin has done and her record of picking winners. You need about 3 years to catch up with most of us here, LOL Get started!!

bluefox on January 10, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, or similar. Or I’m voting Democrat.

besser tot als rot on January 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Other than Cruz, Paul, Sessions & perhaps one or two others, you could vote Republican and still be voting for a Democrat, LOL

bluefox on January 10, 2014 at 11:08 PM

canopfor on January 10, 2014 at 7:39 PM

You are on a roll tonight!! I heard everything went fine with your little one, so happy about that.

On this Bridge thing, I don’t recall hearing one thing about it last year. For something that they are making out to be the worst thing that’s happened in the last 5 years, it certainly makes me wonder.

bluefox on January 10, 2014 at 10:58 PM

bluefox:

Thanks BF,…yes everything is fine,..thank God, and ya,this
bridge thing took me by surprise as well!:)

Have a great night BF:)

canopfor on January 10, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Concerning hatch, he has good conservative creds; he’s just too squishy. If we can get a Palin conservative in the White House, he will owe her and will fall in line.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM

How does one have “good conservative creds” and still be “too squishy”?

Bitter Clinger on January 10, 2014 at 8:21 PM

IIRC, part of the reason was Hatch was next in line to be the Chair of the Judiciary. It would have went to the Dem had he not been re-elected (I think)

bluefox on January 10, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Thanks BF,…yes everything is fine,..thank God, and ya,this
bridge thing took me by surprise as well!:)

Have a great night BF:)

canopfor on January 10, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Thanks, you too!!

bluefox on January 10, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Sorry, but it is your lack of knowledge that IS apparent. You’re on the thread that knows what Sarah Palin has done and her record of picking winners. You need about 3 years to catch up with most of us here, LOL Get started!!

bluefox on January 10, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Absolutely astounding. I am a Palin supporter from way back, and my support has never wavered. The only negative thing I said in that comment you and davidk flame me for was that her endorsements of McCain and Ayotte were poor choices.

Perhaps you regarded my saying she tries hard to get along with the GOPe is a negative? It is not all, and I certainly didn’t mean it that way. Of course she should be trying to bring them on board. Maybe you hate that I said she was a sort of Tea Party/moderate hybrid, but, again, that was a high compliment since it is absolutely necessary if she is going to eventually take the Presidency, and no one else has been managing to do it at all.

You guys do Palin a serious disservice with that kind of blind, slack-jawed worship that allows for no reasonable criticism. You play straight into the stereotype the proggs have used to smear her and her followers.

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Well her support of Ayotte and Hatch, is notable because it isn’t that often, she supported Bongino, and the gubernatorial candidate, who got in before Rossi, just to name two, Many have been dissapointments, Flake, certainly, Fischer a little less so, you need to clarify,

narciso on January 11, 2014 at 12:02 AM

That was awesome!! You know if Bush was in the W.H. & Palin was a Dem, the D’s would have already put a crown on her head!

bluefox on January 10, 2014 at 10:40 PM

I cannot take credit for that comment. I copied and pasted it several years ago and forgot to copy the name of the poster on another site. PJ media, I think.

As relevant as this statement which is also not mine:

There is no and never was a man behind the curtain. Barack Obama is a shallow, conceited, poorly educated man; his oratory is empty, his sincerity is absent; and his character is mimetic. He plays at various roles (community organizer, intellectual, law lecturer, state legislator, Senator, President) but fulfills none. He is not capable of fulfilling any. To traduce Gertrude Stein’s phrase, he is our Oakland President; there is no there there.

Zhombre

Lanceman on January 11, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Many have been dissapointments, Flake, certainly, Fischer a little less so, you need to clarify,

narciso on January 11, 2014 at 12:02 AM

I was clarifying. I was showing examples of her trying to reach out to the moderates. I said, “Both bad choices in my opinion, but it shows she’s really a Tea Party/moderate hybrid.”

And what did I get in response?:

You make less sense than libfree, and we all laugh at her.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 7:34 PM

I didn’t know what the heck he was talking about. I thought at first he must be a Palin hater.

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 12:13 AM

You guys do Palin a serious disservice with that kind of blind, slack-jawed worship that allows for no reasonable criticism. You play straight into the stereotype the proggs have used to smear her and her followers.

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 11:47 PM

You’re absolutely right. Even SP wouldn’t like their blind adulations. She’s way more practical. There was nothing wrong with your initial comment.

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2014 at 1:12 AM

SP supported many flakes. It’s not her fault, however, that they turned into such weasels.

I despise Ayotte and McCain. She was loyal to McCain, which is a good trait. He, however, didn’t deserve it and should never get it again.

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2014 at 1:14 AM

You guys do Palin a serious disservice with that kind of blind, slack-jawed worship that allows for no reasonable criticism. You play straight into the stereotype the proggs have used to smear her and her followers.

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 11:47 PM

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“Blind, slack-jawed worship”.…? ! !

( heavy – s i g h . . . )

I (and some others; but not everyone) disagree with your criticism of Sarah. There’s really nothing more to say.

listens2glenn on January 11, 2014 at 2:20 AM

God bless Sarah Palin.

TitularHead on January 11, 2014 at 3:15 AM

I (and some others; but not everyone) disagree with your criticism of Sarah.

listens2glenn on January 11, 2014 at 2:20 AM

So you think her endorsements of Ayotte and McCain were good things, even with what we know now about Ayotte? I can see where endorsing McCain was necessary given their history, but we’ll just have to agree to disagree about Ayotte.

I despise Ayotte and McCain. She was loyal to McCain, which is a good trait. He, however, didn’t deserve it and should never get it again.

Schadenfreude on January 11, 2014 at 1:14 AM

I agree.

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 7:55 AM

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Nothing like the word “worship” to make a Palin supporter cringe. I support and defend the woman, mistakes and all. I’ve been disappointed with more of my own picks in politics than I can count. Palin’s “mistakes” I can count on one hand. And, picks like Cruz and Lee make up for the others.

I feel she is, at the very least, owed to be defended from the organized smear campaigns that were waged against her by the media, liberals and GOPe. Her reaching out to moderates and GOPe’s at times confounds me (I’d tell them all to go to hell, myself -especially McCain- but I’m a nobody in the outer circles of the Republican Party.) My mom used to say you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar… I always wondered why you’d want to catch flies at all. Meh.

It’s all good. She is who she is. I truly hope she tells McCain to take a long walk (or worse) but I doubt she will. Renalin, made some coffee in the Gulch. I’ll buy you a cup.

Fallon on January 11, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Mrs. Palin is very wise to agree with moi.

locomotivebreath1901 on January 11, 2014 at 9:30 AM

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 11:47 PM

I’ll respond to you when I have more time.

bluefox on January 11, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Nothing like the word “worship” to make a Palin supporter cringe.

Fallon on January 11, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Yeah, I suppose I shouldn’t have used that, but I let that first antagonistic response from davidk comparing me to libfree get under my skin (yes, I should know better).

It occurred to me overnight that davidk wasn’t really addressing what I had said here. He was reading things into it from our mutual participation on an evolution thread a few days back where we were on opposite sides (he’s a YEC, and I’m a dreaded demonic “Darwinist”).

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Fallon on January 11, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Thanks for some balance and insight Fallon.

bluefox on January 11, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Bluefox: Pertaining to your comment about Hatch being next in line to chair the Judiciary, the party in power holds the chairmanships to all committees. A Dem is already the chair of Judiciary (I believe it’s that POS Leahy). So I’m still baffled about Palin’s support of Hatch.

Bitter Clinger on January 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Bitter Clinger on January 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM

You are correct of course. I don’t think we were planning on losing the 2012 election tho, LOL Had we won, Senator Hatch would have been the Chair. That was what I was remembering. I have notes, but haven’t taken the time to check them yet. I was just going from memory. Would that have been correct, had we won?

Also, the thinking may have been that Senator Hatch had supported Judge nominees when others had not. Thomas?

All in all, I’m sure Sarah had her reasons. No perfection on this earth!

bluefox on January 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Bitter Clinger on January 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM

bluefox on January 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I had my Committees mixed up Bitter Clinger!! Sorry, about that as I should have found my notes.

http://www.finance.senate.gov/about/

Ranking Member – Orrin G. Hatch

“The role of the Senate Committee on Finance is very similar to that of the House Committee on Ways and Means. The one exception in area of jurisdiction is that the Committee on Finance has jurisdiction over both Medicare and Medicaid, while the House Ways and Means Committee only has jurisdiction over Medicare.”

“Due to the Committee’s wide jurisdiction, it is often considered an influential committee. A wide array of Senators with differing policy concerns seek membership on the Committee because of its role in setting tax, trade, and health policy.”

Viator on May 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Thanks for posting this info. So Sen. Hatch, if we take the Senate would be the Chair. Quite a powerful position.

bluefox on May 23, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Sarah’s reasoning and explanation on endorsing Senator Hatch in 2012 is also included in this HA thread:

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/23/palin-endorses-hatch-in-utah/comment-page-4/#comments

bluefox on January 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Absolutely astounding. I am a Palin supporter from way back, and my support has never wavered. The only negative thing I said in that comment you and davidk flame me for was that her endorsements of McCain and Ayotte were poor choices.

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Palin’s damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t. If she had backed J. D. Hayworth, and he had lost, then it would’ve been because Palin backs wacky TPers. If she hadn’t backed Ayotte, it would’ve been “Palin cost us that Senate seat too”. “Worship”, may ass.

ddrintn on January 11, 2014 at 4:49 PM

bluefox on January 10, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Absolutely astounding. I am a Palin supporter from way back, and my support has never wavered. The only negative thing I said in that comment you and davidk flame me for was that her endorsements of McCain and Ayotte were poor choices.

Perhaps you regarded my saying she tries hard to get along with the GOPe is a negative ? It is not all, and I certainly didn’t mean it that way. Of course she should be trying to bring them on board. Maybe you hate that I said she was a sort of Tea Party/moderate hybrid, but, again, that was a high compliment since it is absolutely necessary if she is going to eventually take the Presidency, and no one else has been managing to do it at all.

You guys do Palin a serious disservice with that kind of blind, slack-jawed worship that allows for no reasonable criticism. You play straight into the stereotype the proggs have used to smear her and her followers.

fadetogray on January 10, 2014 at 11:47 PM

You chose to criticize Sarah Palin for endorsing Ayotte, instead of criticizing Ayotte for betraying those that voted for her. That is my issue with you. Clearly, Ayotte is a RINO and has voted accordingly.

Then you say that Sarah tries hard to get along with the GOPe; you mean those House members & Senators that have voted with Obama/Reid/McConnell/Boehner, those GOPe? Those GOPe Senators that voted TO FUND Obamacare when they had a chance to NOT FUND IT? You think Sarah Palin “tries hard to get along with THEM????? The same GOPe’s that hate Conservatives and Tea Party Americans and fund their opponents, even if it’s a Democrat???? Really, Really?

We that support Sarah Palin do so with our eyes wide open and appreciate all she has done for the American people and this Country. She is so much more than endorsements btw. Until Senator Cruz and Mike Lee came along, she stood ALONE against the Administration, the GOPe’s, the RINOS & the DEMS and the MSM and spoke out against them time and time again. Oh, yes she suffered for it and so did her whole family. She has been persecuted like no other.

We, her supporters defend her for the above, and don’t criticize her. There is no need. That is why we take issue when someone comes along and only criticizes her unfairly. Do you know how many of those she endorsed in 2010 that won?

In addition to Speaker Pelosi relinquishing her gavel and becoming simply Congresswoman Pelosi again, 37 Congressional candidates and 6 Senatorial candidates endorsed by Governor Palin will be sworn in today. Joining these endorsees are 7 Governors, 2 Attorney Generals, and 1 Secretary of State endorsed by Governor Palin who have taken office or will soon take office at the state level.

Now that should more than balance out Ayotte, right?

bluefox on January 11, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Now that should more than balance out Ayotte, right?

bluefox on January 11, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Of course it does.

Your comment is an excellent rebuttal to what so many of you seem to think I wrote. :)

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 10:46 PM

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 7:55 AM

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Nothing like the word “worship” to make a Palin supporter of anyone cringe feel insulted.

Fallon on January 11, 2014 at 9:15 AM

listens2glenn on January 11, 2014 at 11:47 PM

bluefox on January 11, 2014 at 9:57 PM
Of course it does.

Your comment is an excellent rebuttal to what so many of you seem to think I wrote. :)

fadetogray on January 11, 2014 at 10:46 PM

I addressed what you wrote. Perhaps it’s more of a difference of opinion about politics in general. I see nothing worthy in any GOPe person, but to defeat them. Since the 2010 mid-terms, they have done nothing except vote with the Dems and advanced the destruction of this Country and the American people. So, no I would not want them “on board”, I want them out of office.

bluefox on January 12, 2014 at 12:29 AM

listens2glenn on January 11, 2014 at 11:47 PM

You do realize I was responding to this attack on me, and the ones that followed?

You make less sense than libfree, and we all laugh at her.

davidk on January 10, 2014 at 7:34 PM

And I was talking about him and the ones joining him, not about Palin supporters in general, of which I am one.

It is a bit bizarre that you all didn’t just drop it. When you find out you are firing on a friendly you don’t keep firing. “Hey, you weren’t wearing your uniform when we shot at you the first time, so BANG, BANG!” “Hey, no shooting back with that mean stuff, so BANG, BANG, BANG!!”

The Palin haters are watching this and laughing their butts off, so I’m outta here. Go ahead and moan some more, but I won’t be reading it. Sheeesh.

fadetogray on January 12, 2014 at 12:30 AM

I see nothing worthy in any GOPe person, but to defeat them.

It isn’t as simple as that. Who really is a GOPe, and who isn’t? Shouldn’t anyone who isn’t a hard core Tea Party basher be reasoned with? Like Palin does? Like I was pointing out Palin does?

Perhaps it’s more of a difference of opinion about politics in general.

I suspect it runs even deeper than that. It is a difference of opinion about how to discuss politics. Many internet commenters appear to believe we are just supposed to spout talking points and exclusively cheer those we like and uniformly bash those we don’t like. It’s all black and white. It’s all about propaganda.

Boring.

fadetogray on January 12, 2014 at 12:38 AM

genuine.

Murphy9 on January 12, 2014 at 7:23 AM

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