Thursday, March 3, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 227

"They Can't Get Her Out of Their Heads" Edition

Mark Whittington at Associated Content:
"The left does not know what to do about Sarah Palin. While the constant vilification coming from port has driven down her poll numbers, it has not destroyed her. A group called Left Action has hit upon the Dana Milbanks
approach: ignore her. A petition has been put up with some suggestions for how to behave during "Ignore Sarah Palin Week," which is currently ongoing... The problem with this approach is that when one resolves to ignore something or someone, one winds up constantly thinking about that something or someone... Anyone who can call Sarah Palin a 'vampire' or 'fungus' but then claim to wish her and her family well has some issues in any case. Then referring to her as 'she who shall remain nameless' is really too Harry Potter to be taken seriously... Surely the Palin haters can do better than that... March 6 should be celebrated with due ceremony, with perhaps a congratulatory gift of a copy of 'Going Rogue' or a 'Palin 2012' t-shirt for that week of cold turkey hell. It is the least one can do."
BigFurHat at
"Trust me when I say it is among the most inane obsessions you’d ever witness. This, supposedly, grown woman is on a mission to prove that Sarah wasn’t all that valuable to her winning State Championship team... Go gettem, Woodstein! I see a Pulitzer awaitin’."
Fishersville Mike:
"Hey, union members, with your actions you're helping elect Sarah Palin president. Why? In a polarized political world, it's nearly impossible to reach across the aisle like Barack Obama claimed in 2008. To win, you will need to unite your side against the other. Get to 50.1 percent and you're in. It doesn't matter how high Palin's negatives are if she has enough united followers. And the union action in Madison is uniting Americans - either for or against. Whatever side gets to a majority plus one will be in control. But ultimately, the Republican side is going to win. You can't pay future benefits with money goverment spent in the past."
Daniel Horowitz at Red Meat Conservative:
"Chris Christie attacks Sarah Palin once again for supposedly being scripted. Christie is good for New Jersey, but we need to keep him far away from national issues."
Shane Vander Hart at Caffeinated Thoughts:
"Former Governor Sarah Palin hasn’t even decided to run. We haven’t even have had one vote cast, and we already have some writing the narrative that she is unelectable. This isn’t anything new for Governor Palin or for presidential politics for that matter. We have seen a journalist spin a poll, and now we have a focus group. Oh the dreaded focus group, they are such worthwhile sources of information... The only thing it tells me is that six people whom The Iowa Republican selected... say she is unelectable. Well I do know they said they were conservative activists and then they identify Connie Schmett as one of the members of the group. While I wouldn’t consider Connie and Kim Schmett flaming liberals I’m not sure conservative is the right word. Republican certainly, conservative… well Kim Schmett didn’t strike me as particularly conservative when he ran for Congress in 2008. The couple since haven’t done much to change my opinion."
Don Surber at the Charleston Daily Mail:
"By the way, didn’t they try that with Sarah Palin? How did that work out?"
Mark Meed at
"For reasons best known to his therapist, Karl Rove has decided — yet again — to poke a stick into the Sarah Palin hornet’s nest and give it a good stir... Maybe Karl woke up the morning of the interview and said to himself 'You know its been weeks since MSNBC has had a good sound byte of Republicans seal-clubbing one of their own. Quick, Karen, get me a notepad!' Perhaps... he remembered that nothing will get the factions chin-wagging at each other like some demented Gilbert and Sullivan patter-chorus faster than the specter of Sarah Palin. If this was his intention, including feeding the insatiable maw that is MSNBC’s obsession with Sarah Palin, he could have measured the time it took them to pick up the story with the sweep-hand on his watch."
Jamie Jeffords at Eye of Polyphemus:
"Who is your current favorite for the GOP in 2012? I hold out hope for Sarah Palin, but I am still taking auditions from anyone except Mike Huckabee. I am not too fond of Mitt Romney, either."
Barbara Curtis at Pajamas Media:
"In a nation where the media resist a 'rush to judgment' when Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan yells 'Allahu Akbar' before killing 13 at Fort Hood, all caution is thrown to the wind when a madman shoots Gabrielle Giffords in the head, killing 6 and wounding 13. Without a shred of background on the shooter, within hours, the propaganda press stamped a bullseye on Palin — eventually offering, as 'evidence,' her metaphorical map targeting ObamaCare Democrats. Never mind Democrats’ similar maps. Or the Clintons’ 'War Room.' Or — well, see Michelle Malkin’s The progressive 'climate of hate': An illustrated primer, 2000-2010. Not only was it all Palin’s fault, the left declared; she should do the only honorable thing and commit political seppuku. This even after Loughner was revealed to be a heavy-metal, pot-smoking, Satan-worshipping psycho who’d been stalking Giffords since 2007 — long before anyone in the lower 49 had heard of Palin. After a week of nonstop, unrestrained Palin-hatin’, Palin had the temerity to release a video statement — America’s Enduring Strength — and guess what? The most-maligned woman in America was roundly condemned for 'making it all about her.' Say what?"
"Wish I had thought of this.... a blog dedicated to a page by page review of Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue."
Ben Afshar at The Channels Online:
"Palin deserves respect for her visions, regardless of personal conviction... As a GOP candidate, being pegged by the conservative politicos as a 'Reagan Republican' is one of the most coveted endorsements there is. What better way for Palin to secure such a description than giving this address at an event to commemorate his legacy... due to a last-minute cancellation, I was able to sit within five feet of Palin during her speech... I was struck by her personality. She no doubt knew her audience and made sure to hit on points that would resonate with those in the room. Her presence was vibrant. She spoke with conviction and passion that could only come from someone confident and secure in their views. With overarching themes of reducing government's current role and restoring American global preeminence, both economically as well as politically, Palin painted a picture of her vision for our future."
Nate Silver via Twitter:
"If Palin had made Huckabee's Kenya gaffe, people would be talking about it as a disqualifying event."
Lori Calabrese at
"So just like Dana Milbank of The Washington Post challenged the media to go Palin-free for the month of February, I’m issuing a challenge myself—this time to all of the political satirists out there. I’m not asking you to stop the Palin satire. Of course there will be Palin jokes. America expects them. But if sexism can’t buy Palin immunity, why should race buy Obama immunity? Step away from your comfort zone. Think outside the box. Unleash your full power. We all know the next Obama Waffle is just waiting to be let loose on the world."
The Betfair Contrarian:
"Obama's... rather flat performance has left the electorate underwhelmed, and opened the door for the Republicans' unprecedented mid-term gains, for which Palin earned much credit. Their 2012 campaign will focus on Obama's shortcomings and promote an alternative, and there's nobody better suited to that role than Palin, who has been on his case at every setback of his tenure."
philmon at The Clue Batting Cage:
"One of the reasons we like Sarah is that she realizes that the president doesn't provide jobs for people. It's not the president's role, or the government's role. It would never occurr to her to TRY to make government provide jobs for people... She also understands that when you take money away from the people who actually do provide jobs, they provide fewer jobs. If you make it more expensive for them to provide jobs, they provide fewer jobs. It's really not complicated. But propeller beanie eggheads from the London School of Economics like to think it is... Roosevelt's own Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morganthau figured out it doesn't work... by 1937, he said: 'We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work... We have never made good on our promises... I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started... And an enormous debt to boot.' But either the eggheads are too hard boiled to get it, too proud to admit they're wrong, or too addicted to the power that being in charge of it all brings -- to admit it."
- JP

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