Thursday, July 21, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 338

“Miracles” Edition

Ray Gross, via Barbaric Thoughts:
“A miracle happened in Orange, California last Friday night. I flew down to Orange to see the premiere of The Undefeated... I came down with a self-professed liberal Democrat named Keith. Of course I had to do a little bribing to get him to go. But to me it was worth it... As the credits rolled... Keith still hadn’t said a word to me.... On the way back to the hotel Keith began to talk. He talked about his disappointment in Obama... I never had heard him say anything negative about Obama, and I was taken off guard by that, but what came next really and truly stunned me. ‘I see real hope and change in Sarah Palin -- the kind I was hoping for in Barack Obama and did not get. This isn’t about Democrats and Republicans anymore; it’s about Americans coming together to take back the government from special interests and big corporations. And I think Sarah Palin is the only one who has the guts to try and to succeed.’ I dropped one more tear right then and there that night. I had just witnessed an actual miracle.”
Christian Toto, at The Washington Times:
“If you happened to hear something in the press this week about the new documentary ‘The Undefeated,’ chances are it was negative.”
Aubrey Vaughan, at NewsBusters:
“While Young does compliment the treatment of Palin's early time as governor, saying ‘it’s easy to forget that the first half of Palin’s governorship was marked by strong approval ratings and some significant legislative victories,’ the overall review rings of a writer who drew the short stick and begrudgingly had to see the documentary in a theater with moviegoers who ‘dug what they saw, showering the movie with applause at its conclusion.’”
Jim Ballew, at Rants for Reasonable People:
“So Mr. Weigel admits media and distribution play a large role, and then he proceeds to use a different standard to judge The Undefeated. Someone should revoke [his] laptop access code.”
John Nolte, at Big Hollywood:
“Compared to every other political documentary ever made… 1. ‘The Undefeated’ ranks as #15 in the all-time highest grossing debut category (and this includes Michael Moore’s unique hold on this category). However — and this is a mighty important however – nine of the films ranked above the Palin doc opened on more screens — in some cases, hundreds more. 2. On a comparative number of screens (less than 10), ‘The Undefeated’ enjoyed the fifth highest-grossing debut in the history of political documentaries. 3. Opening on a comparative number of screens (5 to 25), ‘The Undefeated’ enjoyed the sixth highest per-screen average in the history of political documentaries.”
Margo Papke, at KNXV-TV:
“The newly-released Sarah Palin documentary ‘The Undefeated’ will be available in more theaters around Phoenix starting this Friday.”
Jelayne Sessler, at Defending Sarah Palin:
“When I hear Sarah Palin speak or when I think of all she has accomplished despite her detractors, naysayers, enemies and ordinary road blocks; it ignites a passion in me. Sarah Palin has such an unswerving love and respect for America unlike anything I’ve ever seen. She has such a desire not only to reveal the actuality of the state of our union but to do something about it. Sarah Palin has the fire in the belly to hunt down, call out and reprimand the man responsible for harming the country she loves—and I gallantly join her in the strenuous journey.”
Kev1503, at NewsFlavor:
“Palin had the integrity to put the public who she served above personal interests. That is leadership, that is integrity, and that is just on reason we need to elect Sarah Palin president in 2012.”
Jim Geraghty, at NRO's Campaign Spot:
“Dear wealthy moderate Republicans: I mean no disrespect... But not all of us are shocked and stunned about Obama’s class warfare and his demonization of you and the sense that he doesn’t think of himself as your president too. Some of us spent two years telling anyone who would listen that he was a lot more liberal than his bland, blank-slate rhetoric suggested. And was all of this worth it because you ‘couldn’t live’ with Sarah Palin? Really? The prospect of having her living at the Naval Observatory was so epically offensive to your sensibilities that you really thought this, and all of the economic joy we’ve endured for the past 30 months, was the better option? By any chance, have you done any reexamination of all of that thinking in the past two and a half years?”
Jill, at Pundit & Pundette:
“Cry me a river... Instead of whining and complaining they should volunteer a few hours apiece for some public shaming and promise not to screw it up so horribly next time.”
Byron York, at The Washington Examiner:
“Without running, Palin stays near top of GOP field... There's a near consensus among Washington insiders that Sarah Palin will not run for president. But a new poll suggests the former Alaska governor would become an instant force in the race if she did choose to run. In the survey, by the Washington Post and ABC News, Palin comes in a solid second in the Republican field, behind frontrunner Mitt Romney but ahead of the surging Michele Bachmann. Palin is also well ahead of another possible GOP candidate, Texas Governor Rick Perry... Palin is also at or near the top of the field in questions about desirable attributes in a president.”
Christian Heinze, at The Hill's GOP 12:
“A Quinnipiac University poll shows Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin evenly-matched in Ohio. 1. Mitt Romney 16%, 2. Sarah Palin 15%, 3. Michele Bachmann 11%, 4. Rick Perry 8%...”
Joel Schwartz, at Californians4Palin :
“Check out this Gallup Poll. Amongst Republican and Republican leaning independents, Sarah Palin is near the top of the Republican presidential field with the highest name recognition, tied for the highest ‘strongly favorable’ rating, has a very respectable ‘favorable’ rating, and given the unrelenting campaign by the political left (not to mention a complicit GOP establishment) to destroy her reputation, she has remarkably low unfavorable ratings as well. And she hasn't even declared yet!”
YouGov Staff:
“In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (both unannounced) are closely matched with two declared candidates, Minnesota Cong. Michele Bachmann and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.”
Mark America:
“While the Lamestream Media continues its war against the former governor of Alaska, maintaining a narrative about Sarah Palin that has out-lived its validity in the face of all evidence in opposition, Mrs. Palin takes on the serious work of addressing the lack of leadership on the issues of debt and deficits in a manner that our current President will not. His shills in the media insist that he’s the adult in the room, but the view of most Americans is that he’s become like a petulant, intransigent child who is resisting parental correction. One would think he’d understand the meaning of the elections of last November, and turn from his radical course in favor of something slightly more moderate that recognizes the mathematical certainties involved, but alas, our President is absent in all but rhetoric, though even there, he’s coming unraveled at the seams. Governor Palin has sounded an alarm that is ringing throughout conservative circles, and she’s making it clear that the weak-kneed Republican leadership, particularly in the Senate, is every bit as much a part of the problem as our recalcitrant President.”
Exit Quote: George Eliot, via Great Commission:
“We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.”
- JP

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