Sunday, July 17, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 334

“Convergence” Edition

Mark Whittington, at Associated Content:
“Events seem to be coming together to inspire a Palin presidential run. The debt ceiling talks have produced very little but fear and uncertainty. President Obama seems unable and unwilling to face reality, demonstrating that he thinks he can talk his way out of making any hard decisions on spending. Congressional Republicans seem to be unable to move the president toward something like a sensible agreement. A game of chicken with the American economy in the balance is being played in Washington. That would seem to be the perfect backdrop for Palin's entrance. She would have the opportunity to provide some clarity and propose some solutions to the crisis that grips the country. She could stake out an honest position on how to get the federal government's fiscal house in order, placing pressure on both sides of the negotiation to develop a solution... Outside events, the political state of play, and perhaps the lady's own inclinations are rapidly coming together to spark a Palin presidential campaign. If and when she announces, the world will not be the same afterward.”
Kunta Evans, at Conservatives 4 Palin:
“Here she stands on the ready... Should Gov. Palin throw her 50-gallon hat in the ring... She will usher in a new era that will bring back America’s vitality, restore our hope in the future of our country and unleash the greatness of the people she’s been called to serve.”
The Relentless Conservative, at The Huffington Post(!):
“The media and Liberals have given Palin a raw deal. Like many Americans, I feel they have treated her badly and have been pointlessly inhuman in their shallow criticisms. But I understand why: Obama Liberals feel threatened by Palin more than anybody else. She re-energized McCain's sagging campaign and made it a race. When people are afraid, they choose the first name to call somebody then try to make it stick. Cowardly. But of all the candidates, Palin is the only one who has raised almost as much money as front-runner Romney. In the end it's all about the money. If she declares, this former Alaska governor has the best current chances.”
Jim Hoft, at Gateway Pundit:
“Barack Obama told reporters... that no debt reduction deal would be like Armageddon… But a short term deal was not acceptable? Sarah Palin caught the lie.”
Rabbi Moshe Averick, at The Algemeiner:
“It was obvious to any objective, dispassionate observer that as far as political experience, Sarah Palin and Barack Obama were pretty much even, with Palin clearly in the lead in the area of administrative and executive experience. It is also obvious that the reason why whole legions of journalists ignored these simple facts was that they had no interest in being objective or dispassionate when the subject of Sarah Palin was on the table... Sarah Palin is hated because she seems unable to camouflage her ideals behind a façade of vapid political vagaries; it is not so much that she talks about what she stands for, it is that... I do... find a curious satisfaction in observing that at least one political figure is reviled by so many for representing those very values that make human existence meaningful and noble. In other words, those who hate Sarah Palin, hate her for all the right reasons.”
Tea Party at Perrysburg:
“Who does Sarah Palin think she is, talking against Obama, up conservative viewpoints and considering a run against the most intelligent Democrat ever to inhabit the White House?”
Gary Randall, at Faith & Freedom:
“How bad is the American news media? It's this bad. Lawrence O'Donnell, on his MSNBC show, is accusing Newsweek Magazine of cutting a deal with Palin. He says Newsweek gets access to her and she gets the cover of their magazine... But Mr. O'Donnell, what if they didn't have to make promises to her? What if they just told the truth about her and let people draw their own conclusions? Or is something more motivating Lawrence O'Donnell than merely getting to the bottom of all this? He may be very close to the bottom now. Back on the November 5, 2010 edition of MSNBC's ‘Morning Joe’ program, Lawrence O'Donnell described himself as a socialist... Okay, Mr. O'Donnell. We got it. The reason Lawrence O'Donnell is slamming Newsweek is because Newsweek didn't slam Palin. This episode further affirms things that were already quite clear.”
Rick, at Wizbang:
“Anytime Lawrence O’Donnell is seen to have an on air breakdown, it’s a good day... His hatred for Sarah Palin is evidence that the man’s prescription for meds has run out. He defines pathetic.”
Ed Morrissey, at Hot Air:
“I’ve now reread Boyer’s piece twice, and still can’t see anything resembling the kind of problem O’Donnell claims it has. It’s a standard profile piece of a nationally-significant politician, nothing more or less. It’s certainly no different than the kind of background review that Newsweek or most other publications give presidential candidates based on exclusive interviews. Boyer allows Palin to tell her story and provides the necessary context for the topics and issues raised in the article, and does so more objectively than perhaps one would expect on a story about Palin these days. Boyer gets to the heart of O’Donnell’s real objection, which is that a fair treatment of Palin leaves her looking more positive than not, even if she’s not everyone’s cup of tea on policy. Apparently over at Leaning Forward Central, that’s an unacceptable outcome.”
Sheri Urban, at Real Feminist:
“The American Psychological Association needs to create a new ICD-9 code for Palin Derangement Syndrome (maybe 201.2?).”
John Nolte, at Big Journalism:
“This is the kind of childish speculation you expect to see at some lowly, left-wing hit site like the Soros’-owned, tax-exempt Media Matters — not at a brand publication like Forbes. Based ONLY on a sweatshirt logo, Jeff Bercovici, who writes at the Forbes’ Mixed Media site, created a 400+ word piece of wild speculation in order to disguise yet another tired Palin=celebrity article as This is the kind of childish speculation you expect to see at some lowly, left-wing hit site like the Soros’-owned, tax-exempt Media Matters — not at a brand publication like Forbes. Based ONLY on a sweatshirt logo, Jeff Bercovici, who writes at the Forbes’ Mixed Media site, created a 400+ word piece of wild speculation in order to disguise yet another tired Palin=celebrity article as ‘news’... My guess is that the Governor uses the term ‘lamestream media’ because it’s a little catchier than ‘dishonest, corrupt, left-wing propagandist media.’ But that’s just me speculating. ”
Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King, at Big Journalism:
“So, based on a bogus Wonkette article and a cover photo, Forbes and Bercovici smeared Palin as a likely lawbreaker.”
Michael O'Brien, at The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
“Former Alaska Republican Gov. Sarah Palin’s political action committee, Sarah PAC, raised almost $1.6 million in the first six months of this year, it will report in Federal Election Commission filings... The first half of this year saw a revamped political operation for Palin. The former vice presidential candidate relaunched Sarah PAC’s website this spring and embarked on a national bus tour sponsored by the PAC. That tour, along with some of Palin's moves in primary states, has stoked speculation that she might run for president. The money raised by Sarah PAC can’t be put toward a presidential run... Thirteen Republican incumbents or candidates received $5,000 each from Palin's PAC. Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) both received donations, as did Reps. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), Ann Marie Buerkle (R-N.Y.), Francisco Canseco (R-Texas), Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Martha Roby (R-Ala.) and Allen West (R-Fla.).”
Tina Korbe, at Hot Air:
“The bare number doesn’t sound particularly impressive... But the number of contributors matters and what Palin was able to do with the money also matters.”
Becky Bohrer, at the Associated Press:
“Tim Crawford, the treasurer of SarahPAC, said the PAC is ‘very pleased and grateful for the tremendous support that Gov. Palin receives from everywhere across our country,’ adding in an email that the PAC received more than 36,700 contributions from more than 24,000 contributors. Crawford said SarahPAC more than doubled the amount it raised during the first six months of 2009... SarahPAC also contributed $18,700 in February to the conservative Young America's Foundation. That was made around the time that Palin spoke at a group banquet, during festivities to commemorate what would have been the 100th birthday of President Ronald Reagan. Since Palin is not an announced candidate, her PAC can use the money it raises any way it pleases, said Meredith McGehee, policy director for the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center.”
Exit Quote: Anonymous:
“Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself, ‘How did I get through all of that?’”
- JP

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