Monday, May 23, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 281

"Breaking the Silence" Edition

Jedediah Bila, at The Daily Caller:
“I’ve had about enough of folks on the right trying to discourage candidates from running by insisting right off the bat that they could never win. Candidates are labeled unelectable, unpresidential, too polarizing, not polished enough, too unconventional, or some other absurd description. And so I ask — what are you folks so afraid of? Why are you so terrified of Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, and others entering the race and showing voters what they’ve got? Whether or not they are able to adeptly articulate their message and/or possess a proven commitment to conservatism will be heard by voters. The American people will make their decision. And I have to question the motives of anyone who wants to silence a candidate before the battle has even begun.”
Daria, at The Conservative Diva:
“Palin has been on a roll lately, and this latest interview with Jeanine Pirro is one of her best.”
Brices Crossroads, via Iowans 4 Palin:
“As even the pundits are beginning to acknowledge, their two year long campaign to keep Sarah Palin out of the 2012 Presidential election has failed. She is going to run... I think a window into her strategy can be gleaned from her very well received speech at the Reagan Ranch on the occasion of the Gipper’s 100th birthday in February. Her warm embrace of Ronald Reagan, which was so appropriate to this occasion, somewhat obscured the clues she very clearly delivered about the kind of campaign she intends to run... not just against Barack Obama’s domestic policies, but against all of the domestic policies, especially fiscal ones, since Reagan’s term ended in 1989... The battle lines are drawn, and the Governor has drawn them, aligning herself firmly with the successful ideas of Reagan and against the carnage wrought by his successors' expansionist Great Society ideology of the last two decades. In 2012, it will not just be Sarah Palin versus Barack Obama, but Palin versus the Establishment-sponsored, Bush-Clinton-Obama ‘hydra of big government’ that has grown at a gallop since the Gipper left the scene in 1989. David versus Goliath, huh? Looks like she is reaching into her pouch for a smooth stone...”
Dan Riehl, at Riehl World View:
“As far as outsiders, Sarah Palin may indeed emerge if Santorum, Cain and Bachmann only manage to knock one another around to no real good effect for any one of them.”
Erick Erickson, at
“In 1991, Democrats and the media waited with ever increasing intensity for Mario Cuomo to get into the Presidential race. Eventually, Cuomo decided he was more comfortable being Governor of New York than facing an incumbent Republican President with a 90% approval rating. Democrats and the media lamented the lack of a stellar, high profile Democratic candidate. The Democrats went on to win without Mario Cuomo. The Republicans still have a strong shot without Mitch Daniels... Unfortunately for fiscal conservatives, there is not anyone in the race right now presently perceived by the chattering class as viable who truly lines up with small government types. Pawlenty is really going to have to explain some of his record to get there. Huntsman is going to make a play now for the moderate voters and media as the new darling. That’ll help him generate buzz and name identification. I don’t see it ultimately helping him though. And now all eyes can focus on Sarah Palin.”
Joe Battenfeld, at the Boston Herald:
“Save us, Sarah... Palin must be looking at this bland Republican field and thinking, ‘I can take these guys.’”
Jimmie Bise, at The Sundries Shack:
“Move Mitch Daniels into the ‘No’ column... The Sunday Morning politi-shows were abuzz with all manner of ‘what does it all mean’ commentary from the GOP insider set. A snarkier blogger might note here that neither Matthew Dowd nor Mike Murphy are exactly conservative in their political outlook and that neither of them have exactly put together a string of victories... Dowd notably stabbed his boss George Bush in the back in 2008 and quickly found a home as a ‘centrist’ at ABC News. Murphy piloted the Meg Whitman campaign straight into Mount Loser and is best known for trash-talking Sarah Palin two months before the Presidential election... (Note to candidates: if you hire Matthew Dowd or Mike Murphy, you’re a loser. Don’t be a loser).”
ZIP, at Weasel Zippers:
“Well done, Mrs. Palin.”
Patrick S. Adams, at Patrick's World USA:
“An article that was just released by the liberal New York Magazine takes shots at Roger Ailes, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, other Republicans and several potential GOP presidential candidates. It cites unnamed sources to claim Roger Ailes said certain things... By painting Sarah Palin as ‘stupid,’ it plays on the worn out meme started by the liberal media in 2008 after Sarah Palin scared the daylights out of them with her RNC speech. Hours of insightful answers by Palin were boiled down to what newspapers she reads and how she could see Russia from her house - the former, a human misstep and the latter a flat out lie. The attempts to destroy Palin after her 2008 RNC speech weren't as obvious to the unsuspecting victim (watchers and readers of mainstream news outlets). The attempts to destroy Palin leading into 2012 are nothing less than a metaphorical attempted political slaying out in the open. She lives.”
“Yawn: AP Touts ‘Exclusive’ Palin Bashing Book... This is a book so exclusive we've been hearing about it for months now... Look for fawning interviews with Bailey on every possible network.”
Vicki McClure Davidson, at Frugal Café Blog Zone:
“The cocky leftist bully at Wonkette — Jack Stuef, who has cowardly mocked and smeared Sarah Palin’s Down syndrome baby Trig — announced Friday that he’s leaving the anti-conservative, mean-spirited site and taking his anti-conservative, mean spirit with him. Not because Stuef necessarily has had a glimpse into the darkness of his soul and sincerely regrets his depraved writings that smeared a special needs baby across the Internet. No, it’s likely because Wonkette has lost a boatload of advertisers as a result of Steuf’s hit piece on the child.”
TWB, at The POH Diaries:
“I wouldn’t think that the purchase of a home in Arizona in and of itself is a signal that Palin will be running for President. But combined with Sarah Palin’s recent comments about a ‘fire in her belly’ and the rash of potential candidates who have opted not to run, the likelihood of a Palin candidacy seems surer now than ever.”
Michael J. Kubat, at Cognitive Dissonance:
“You remember Sheriff Dupnik. After Congresswoman Giffords was shot in January 2011, he eagerly joined the hysterical chorus from the left that blamed the shooting on Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and anything and everything that could be construed as ‘rightist.’ It apparently didn’t occur to him that he himself was spouting ‘leftist’ vitriol (e.g. he claimed the shooting was a result of ‘rightist’ opposition to Obamacare), but such ideological blindness is part of the mental territory in which the likes of Dupnik live. It is of course a fair question to what extent Dupnik was creating waves to direct attention away from his own complicity in that tragic event. It was quickly discovered that Dupnik’s department and the deranged leftist shooter, Jared Loughner, were old acquaintances because of several death threats Loughner had made before shooting Rep. Giffords.”
Scared Monkeys:
“It's safe to say in this real estate purchase, if done by Sarah Palin, Tony Rezko was not involved.”
William Kristol, at The Weekly Standard Blog:
“I hereby offer this bet: I’ll buy Ed the kind of steak dinner a man of his stature deserves, if the nominee a) comes from the current field and b) goes on to beat President Obama. And I’ll include in the current field (since they seem very likely to run) Michele Bachmann and Jon Huntsman, in addition of course to Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Gary Johnson. Meanwhile, I get Peking duck courtesy of Ed if the nominee who goes on to beat Obama is someone not now running and not now saying he intends to run. This includes Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush, and Sarah Palin—and those who’ve gotten out but who could get back in, such as John Thune, Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, or Mike Huckabee. Ed and I agree that President Obama is beatable. But in pursuit of that goal, Ed is willing to go with (or resigned to going with) the current field. I’m holding out (at least for now) for someone (or ones) from the current non-field.”
- JP

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the quote and the Queensryche video! I love them. They rock.