Wednesday, August 17, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 353

“Talk To The People” Edition

Sherry Tomfeld, at Associated Content:
“No one in the GOP can bring the crowds of followers that Palin can. The moment that she announces, Palin will have people across the country raising tons of money and organizing. A lot already have things in place to start a Palin run. That is voter and supporter commitment and confidence. No other GOP candidate has this power. Why does Palin have such support? Maybe its because she is not an ‘elite’ politician. She reminds people of the gal next door. She talks to people, not down to people. She listens to Americans, and she knows what they want from their government. Palin has power that scares both Democrats and moderate Republicans. She does not fit the mold for either party. America needs a powerful, strong President. America needs Palin power!”
Tina Korbe, at Hot Air:
“Palin continues to engender more excitement than any candidate currently in the field with the possible exception of Perry (as the mob that followed her at the Iowa State Fair last week proves).”
Mark America:
“One thing I’ve observed about Governor Palin is that she’s always been the sort to run toward danger, and confront it once she sees it. She’s a natural leader and a disciplined politician, and what guides her is a sense of ethics not normally associated with politicians. She does things because, well, simply, they’re right. Most politicians like to tell you that’s how they will behave, but they quickly reveal another side once you’ve rewarded them with high office. Suddenly, none of their promises to be ‘different’ or to ‘change’ things seem so important. Instead, they quickly become what you’ve so recently replaced. Sarah Palin isn’t that kind of politician, and while that’s something that’s been said a thousand times before, in this case, all the evidence demonstrates that it’s true.”
Mark America:
“Mr. Krugman was among the number of Lame-Stream Media critics who last year pilloried Sarah Palin for her specific warnings about QE3, and we all know how that came out: As she predicted, food and energy prices have ratcheted up, and Americans are suffering from a rapidly devaluing dollar.”
Scott Conroy, at RealClearPolitics:
“Despite long ago being dismissed as a viable presidential contender in many circles, there is anecdotal evidence that Palin would be an immediate contender in Iowa the moment she declares her candidacy. During her appearance at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, Palin demonstrated that Perry is not the only GOP White House hopeful who can work a crowd with Clintonian ease. She signed autographs, chatted with fairgoers and took questions from the press for over an hour -- all the while barely seeming to notice the sea of cameras and audio recorders that her small contingent of aides allowed to hover just inches from her face. As Palin assesses whether she can raise enough money from small donations at this relatively late stage to compete in a drawn-out national fight with Romney and Perry, she told RCP that her current standing in the polls was not a consideration in making her decision.”
Andrew Malcolm, at Top of the Ticket:
“Pawlenty didn't make that invisible emotional connection with individuals that some politicians like Barack Obama once did and Sarah Palin so obviously still does.”
Kirsten Powers, Democrat political analyst, at The Daily Beast:
“Welcome to the last bastion of sanctioned bigotry: ignorant attacks against evangelicals. Since Rep. Michele Bachmann was asked in a debate whether she would be submissive to her husband as president, the punditry has morphed into a morass of armchair theologians pushing flawed interpretations of what submission means in a biblical context... Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who as an ordained Southern Baptist minister knows a few things about the Bible, explained it to me this way: ‘This is not about a woman being a doormat. It’s about mutual, reciprocal, selfless, sacrificial love.’ ...Furthermore, look at the two highest-profile evangelical women in American politics — Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann — and tell me with a straight face that they aren’t treated with respect by their husbands. If you doubt that, I can assure you that five minutes with either lady will set you straight.”
Rich Lowry, at National Review Online:
“Texas governor Rick Perry... may not become as despised as Sarah Palin, but that’s because he’ll never be a pro-life woman — the accelerant for the conflagration of Palin-hatred.”
Tom Tillison, at Florida Political Press:
“In a world that has been turned on it’s head, where perception trumps reality and far too many of today’s ‘leaders’ carefully craft an image of themselves that wouldn’t recognize the truth if it bumped into it, where style reigns supreme over substance and authenticity matters not, we have the gracious, ever so refreshing Sarah Palin. A woman who does not have to work at relating to the common man simply because she is of the common man. The consummate outsider in a political world gone amok. A woman who has the courage to stand up to the elite ruling class on both sides of the aisle AND work with anyone who’s willing to do the right thing. A woman who will not tolerate putting personal gain before the good of the people, as the political establishment is so want to do. A woman who’s character and integrity are just as important to her as the next breath she draws, a woman who understands that to whom much is given, much is expected... Yes, it’s a given that Sarah Palin is running for President of the United States. The real question here is will the American people accept that for whom much is given, much is expected and rise above the multi-million dollar Madison Ave. marketing campaigns and accept the responsibility to really know who they’re voting for?”
Daniel Greenfield, at Sultan Knish:
“Perry is certainly an improvement on Obama. But in a race where Bachmann, Cain, Santorum, Palin and Gingrich have spoken out about the dangers of Islam-- everyone is gathering to cheer a man who celebrates it. Is this what the struggle of the last 3 years comes down to? Did we go through all this just to put Bush era policies back into office?”
Maggie Haberman & Jake Sherman, at Politico:
“Frank Donatelli, the chairman of GOPAC and a veteran of the Reagan White House, also argued there is still time, saying, ‘I think it’s less than 50-50 [that anyone else gets in] but I don’t think that you can rule it out. This is a very volatile year…It wouldn’t be irrational for someone to think they could catch lightning in a bottle.’ ...If Perry does succeed over the next few weeks, then the window arguably narrows for others—perhaps with the exception of Palin. Many Republicans believe that Palin could launch a late-breaking candidacy and might simply run what she herself has called an ‘unconventional’ race. ‘It’s getting a little late now and I don’t know that there’s anybody out there that has the name recognition and abilities to raise the kind of money’ needed, said Donatelli. ‘The one name I can think of is Sarah Palin.’”
Roderic Deane:
“I think Sarah Palin can afford to wait.”
Rush Limbaugh:
“Sarah Palin just sends these people for loops... At the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Jake Tapper is following Sarah Palin around... She told Jake Tapper, you hang on, bud, I gotta meet a cow first. Yeah, I'll answer any question you want but I gotta meet a heifer first. And Jacob Tapper, ‘A heifer first?’ Yeah. Yeah. She just sends 'em for loops.”
Andrew Malcolm, at Top of the Ticket:
“Because Obama wanted to hear from regular Americans, he's encased in an armored Darth Vader bus with heavily-tinted windows so no one can see him looking out at regular Americans.”
Stacy Drake, at Conservatives 4 Palin:
“Quin Hillyer at the American Spectator wrote a piece... that’s getting a lot of attention regarding a phone conversation between Governor Palin and Daily Caller writer Alex Pappas which took place on Friday when Governor Palin was at the Iowa State Fair. Hillyer states as a matter of fact that Governor Palin purposely called over a Politico writer to take notes while she ‘berated’ Pappas for writing a misleading article about comments she made concerning Mitt Romney. There’s only one problem with that: Governor Palin never called any reporter to listen to her conversation... Stacy McCain spoke with Iowa O4P coordinator Michelle McCormick, who was with Governor Palin at the time at her side. McCormick provides a much different version of these events than those that are being repeated all over the internet by bloggers and columnists... Mr. Hillyer’s version of events is inaccurate. I hope all of the people who people who rushed to report this now update and/or correct their stories. It’s bad enough that the leftist media consistently make things up about Governor Palin, they don’t need any help from conservatives.”
Exit Quote - James 1:19, in the New American Standard Bible:
“This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.”
- JP

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