Sunday, May 29, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 288

"Heart of the matter" Edition
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AWR Hawkins, at Big Government:
“What would it be like to live under government according to President Palin? For starters, there would be a vast reduction in the size of government instead of an exponential growth of the same: the record spending spree would stop... Concerning our energy quandaries, is there anyone who touted ‘Drill Here, Drill Now’ louder than Palin? And she understands that the reasons behind Obama’s refusal to drill boil down to politics... FYI – I know this all sounds like common sense, and it is common sense, which is why the Republican establishment fears Palin so much. Common sense is an anathema to political elites in both parties because it removes the need for endless political discussion (and grandstanding) and gets right to the heart of the matter. It lets Palin explain the justification for stronger border security with simple statements like, ‘Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason. And it allows her to sum up her views on the War on Terror by saying, ‘We win, they lose.’ ... Government according to President Palin would be far less intrusive and much, much smaller. Taxes would be lower, borders would be stronger, and more and more of the oil required to fuel our economy would come from here, rather than OPEC.”
Dana Loesch, at Big Journalism:
“I spoke with director Steve Bannon, the force behind films like ‘Generation Zero’ and ‘Fire From the Heartland,’ about his new Sarah Palin documentary ‘Undefeated’...”
John Nolte, at Big Journalism:
“When it comes to Palin, the goal is never the truth; the goal is to Alinsky her with nonsensical personal drama that not only serves to suck all the air out of any chance she has at being taken seriously, but also to exhaust her supporters. This is why — deep breath — the corrupt MSM goes after her family; keeps Levi Johnston in the news; posts two-year old Thanksgiving videos; tells us more about Palin’s wardrobe than President Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers; reduces a speech laying out a foreign policy vision into headlines about her saying ‘our President’ instead of ‘Obama’; blames her for a tragedy in Tucson; writes stories about an aide’s tweets; headlines perceived misstatements or mispronounced words over substance; never fails to air Tina Fey’s latest SNL appearance. This is why Politico reduces a 20 minute television appearance into this, investigates tanning beds, and legitimizes discredited obsessives who have made a cottage industry out of destroying her. And most importantly, this is why Andrew Sullivan — a rancid-soul who attempts to freak-show Palin’s family with astonishing cruelty — will always be welcome into the MSM fold.”
Matthew Balan, at NewsBusters:
“Andrew Sullivan's vendetta against Sarah Palin reached a new milestone on Friday after he insinuated that the former Alaska governor was somehow akin to Adolf Hitler.”
Rush Limbaugh:
“Now, I know that a lot of people think that they're the only ones who know what the media has done to Sarah Palin... At some point the media smear of anybody peaks. They either get 'em out of office or they don't... But Palin is enjoying life. She's got this bus tour. That's why I said on Greta's show last night, ‘Palin has learned to throw it right back at 'em.’ You've heard the old adage, the best revenge is success. She's earning a good living. She's living life as she chooses, where she chooses. They are as angry that they haven't forced her into an insane asylum as anything else. At some point, folks, the smear of Palin has to peak. The smear of anybody has to peak. And the more people see her in relation to what they've heard from the media, the odds are more and more people are gonna realize they've been lied to.”
Ann Althouse:
“Conventional people saying you're not serious because you're not conventional. But what if Palin is out ahead of them, and they can't see it?”
Mark McKinnon, Vichy Republican, at left wing The Daily Beast:
“With pundits and the public atwitter, Palin begins her ‘One Nation’ tour this weekend at the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in Washington aboard a shiny new cross-country coach boldly emblazoned: ‘One Nation. Under God. Indivisible. With Liberty and Justice for All.’ [Editor's note: Wrong. It's the same RV she used in her TLC series. - JP] ... Iconic images of Palin on a hawg will light up the Internet. It will be like Caesar on a chariot with six white horses. It would be easy to dismiss this tour of historic locales along the East Coast, coincidentally including New Hampshire, site of the nation’s first presidential primary for 2012, as a publicity stunt. But Palin is about more than publicity. She is the voice of many who share her conservative beliefs and feel they are still not being heard, not being represented in Washington. To belittle her as a thumper/clinger is to diminish many hardworking folks in the heart of the nation.”
David C Beach, at BLN:
“There are only two people that BLN will endorse for president in the pivotal 2012 election, Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann.”
Chuck Pettis, president of BrandSolutions:
“This is about political viability. She is... testing the waters. Is this the right time or not? ... I would call her, in terms of an archetype, a combination of a hero and an outlaw - a hero in the sense that she does not want any of what she perceives as wrongs going unchallenged. But on the other hand, a rebel, a freewheeling countercultural (figure). And so it is an interesting combination of the two.”
Jay Newton-Small, at TIME's Swampland blog:
“Michele Bachmann touring Iowa? Mitt Romney making his bid official in New Hampshire? Rick Santorum throwing his hat in the ring in Pennsylvania? All of these events will likely be overshadowed by Palin’s media extravaganza.”
Niall O'Dowd, founder of Irish Central:
“Sarah Palin now the favorite for the Republican nomination for president... Sarah Palin is consistently underrated by Republicans, Democrats and media alike as a possible contender for the White House... Now with the Republican field imploding in the past few weeks, suddenly Palin is back in the limelight again... She looks at this Republican field and sees huge weaknesses, from Mitt Romney's flip flops to Newt Gingrich's womanizing to Tim Pawlenty's lack of charisma... Now Sarah comes swanning back into the limelight and no one has a hold on the Tea Party and Conservative wing like she has... We have to adjust out bifocals folks, here comes Sarah and she is running hard. Good for her.”
Shane Vander Hart, at Caffeinated Thoughts:
“Ok as if I needed more convincing that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is actually going to run, she planned a ‘One Nation’ bus tour starting this weekend that will end in New Hampshire...”
BBC News:
“With one announcement, the slow burning - some might say barely-smouldering - Republican campaign for the White House has, if not caught light, then at least caught the attention of those outside the circle of Washington's campaign professionals. That announcement was from Sarah Palin's Political Action Committee; the former vice-presidential candidate would, the PAC said, begin a tour of north-eastern states, visiting historic sites and patriotic events.”
Ray Schneider, at Political Brambles:
“Sarah speaks common sense which is becoming increasingly uncommon. How can a lady that quotes G.K. Chesterton be far off the mark?”
Jim Funkhouser, at Tea Party Tribune:
“At this point the canard that Palin is slow is not believed by anyone, including the talking heads in the MSM. They would love for it to be so, and they pray daily that she will misspeak ala Gingrich, but even a cursory look at her recent political maneuvers offer scant hope for the RINOs or the DINOs who wish her ill... Palin is right on the issues of course, but that is seldom a product of intelligence. Ideology descends from childhood prejudices, and smart people from both sides of the spectrum more often than not simply construct a mental flow chart that undergird their desires. Obama is not stupid, stupid people cannot read from a teleprompter so convincingly. And Palin isn’t stupid either. In fact, the smartest thing she ever did was to be born into a family that taught her traditional American values like rugged individualism, honesty, and courage. That is Sarah’s real secret weapon, her values.”
- JP

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