Friday, November 19, 2010

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 157

"Strength" Edition

Julia Spitz at Spitz Bits:
"I’m not exactly outraged Bristol Palin is in the finals of 'Dancing with the Stars.' I’m not like the guy who shot out his TV when Tuesday’s votes were revealed. Bristol has shown poise and a willingness to learn. But she’s shown something else in her TV reality show run. She’s shown her mother’s surprising strength... The truth is, for whatever reason, Sarah Palin has captured America’s heart. No matter what. And her daughter is feeling the love."
Stacy McCain at The Other McCain:
"People can’t stand to see the Palins happy... I blame Andrew Sullivan, who has spent more than two years demonizing Sarah Palin."
Rush Limbaugh:
"Do you realize today how miserable the American left is over Bristol Palin making the finals of Dancing With the Stars? ... The reason they're upset is because they have done their best to make this Palin family persona non grata. They've tried to trash it, besmirch it, impugn it, and the American public is now en masse voting for Bristol Palin... She accepted the challenge. She's doing it. She's having her world turned upside down. She's willing to put herself out there, and she's in the finals, and the left can't stand it. The left can't stand this, and her mother's TV show on TLC's getting higher ratings than any cable news network show. They can't stand it. And throughout all of this character assassination, throughout every attempt to destroy this family, including having a reporter rent the house next to theirs in Wasilla to do a hit piece, [the Palins are] laughing, they're smiling, and they're having a good time. They're enjoying life as Alaskans and as Americans."
Roderic Deane:
"What scares the hell out of me is that the right-wing is figuring out how to game a vote. Hasn’t that always been the exclusive [province] of the left? No wonder the left is so upset."
Van Helsing at Moonbattery:
"Palin Derangement Syndrome has claimed another victim: 'Prosecutors say a Black Earth, Wis., man blasted his TV with a shotgun after watching Bristol Palin's Dancing with the Stars routine, sparking an all-night standoff with a SWAT team... He went to his bedroom and returned to the living room with a shotgun and blasted the TV, then pointed the gun at his wife, who managed to escape and call police. Tactical officers surrounded the house and finally managed to talk Cowan out Tuesday morning.' It may be a good idea to keep firearms out of the hands of moonbats during Sarah Palin's extremely successful TLC program."
Jon Stewart via The Washington Examiner:
"It’s Bristol Palin! She’s not running for anything... She’s not doing anything wrong. If you don’t like how far she’s going, don’t watch the show"
the blogprof:
"Since when do the underage children of politicians, or former politicians turned citizen activists, provide fodder for attacks on their parents? Excuse me, but I don't recall a whole lot of publicity about Al Gore's drunk-driving son Al the 3rd... Indeed. I don't recall TMZ pointing out politicians and media types calling tea partiers 'teabaggers' and certainly not piling onto their kids for using the dismissive homosexual slur. Just another case of Palin Derangement Syndrome."
Laura Donovan The Daily Caller:
"News outlets... have attributed anti-gay views and bigotry to Willow Palin, a minor, but none have questioned Facebook user Matt’s comments calling the Palin daughters a slur for a prostitute."
Rob Taylor at NewsReal Blog:
"It is perhaps a good sign that the Left suddenly recognizes parents’ role in their children’s behavior. The criticism of Willow Palin is overblown to be sure, and dishonest in its attempt to claim that every word written, shrieked or muttered by a teen has in some way been vetted by the child’s parents. But it’s a first step in the right direction. Perhaps after this we can get the Left to actually take responsibility for their children’s actions. Like when they’re hacking into emails, assaulting political opponents or trading child pornography. Granted those things aren’t as earth shatteringly awful as a teen calling another teen 'gay,' so I understand it the Left doesn’t get on board right away. But I remain hopeful that one day we will reach an accord, thanks to Willow Palin."
Ruben Navarrette at
"The smart thing for establishment Republicans to do right now is to stop complaining and extend a hand to Sarah Palin. She's not their enemy. And she can actually do them a lot of good by energizing the masses - the same people they like to think they represent but, in truth, barely recognize."
Roger L Simon at Pajamas Media:
"Harry Truman, the man so many seem to harken back to these days as a great president, was not known for spending his evenings reading Proust. (Yes, his daughter wrote mysteries and, yes, he played mediocre piano. But you know what I mean.) Obama — hailed as the greatest intellectual since Heraclitus — has made a botch of things. Does Palin have sufficient education and experience to be president? Compared to others who have held the office, realistically she does. But if she is nominated, look for the Times to keep raising the phony issue of her intellectual preparedness, just as they did with Bush and Reagan."
Jennifer at
"Lawrence O’Donnell got wee-wee’d up with the [New Oxford] dictionary for allowing Sarah Palin to ruin the English language, or something. He is also annoyed that for a woman, who he claims will not run for president, gets this much attention. Then why talk about her if she is so irrelevant?"
Matthew Continetti at The Weekly Standard Blog:
"Will Palin run for president? No one knows for sure—including, in all probability, Sarah and Todd Palin. What Draper's piece reveals is that, if Palin does run, she will campaign not only against the Obama Democrats but also against a Republican establishment that betrayed its principles and let down the country in the first decade of the 21st century. Fortunately for Palin, her sentiments jibe with widespread perceptions of the GOP... Palin sounds like a candidate in the Draper profile. Question is, do the other possible candidates know how to handle her? Does anyone?"
Shane Vander Hart at Caffeinated Thoughts:
"The term 'feminism' has been hijacked by the left and Sarah Palin wants to reclaim its historical roots, the forgotten history of pro-life women who fought for the 19th amendment."
Nathan Sass at The Dinner Table:
"Ronald Reagan. His name calls to mind the image of an almost invincible political force. His 1984 re-election over Walter Mondale ranks 5th all time in electoral college margin of victory at 525 – 13. That year, the entire map, save for Mondale’s home state of Minnesota and the District of Columbia were Reagan red. It’s all too easy to forget that only 6 years earlier, such a thing was seen as unthinkable. In fact, Reagan was totally dismissed by most of the punditry. (Sound familiar?) Most people 'in the know' seem to think the same thing about Ms. Sarah Palin, and I wonder if these people are oblivious to US political history."
- JP

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