Friday, August 19, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 355

“Trashin' the Palin Camp” Edition

Mark Levin, via Facebook:
“So now this nobody trashes Sarah Palin as going establishment Republican for, among other things, saying that Orrin Hatch should not be dissed by conservatives? Now, I have endorsed Hatch. His opponent, Jason Chaffetz, has an extremely thin record... People are free to advocate for whomever they wish. But Wolf's post is pathetic. If advocates for other candidates, perhaps Rick Perry in this case, think that by trashing solid conservatives like Palin will score points, as Karl Rove is now trashing Perry, it will not work. I saw Palin at Tea Party event after Tea Party event. I saw her breaking her back to help defeat liberal Democrats and RINOs in the last election. I don't know where Leon was, or if it mattered. But we all know she is detested by the GOP establishment. Incidentally, Leon, I will compare my conservative credentials and activities to yours any day of the week -- from Reagan to Landmark Legal Foundation to Tea Party to whatever.”
Sen. Orin Hatch, via Twitter:
“Thanks to for her kind words of support on tonight! ...”
Michael O'Brien, at The Hill's Ballot Box:
“To be clear: Palin did not endorse Hatch, who is seen as likely to face a primary challenge from his right by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). But the words are being filed away by the Hatch campaign, which has worked diligently to win endorsements from conservative pundits and bloggers in order to help fend off the challenge. ”
Keith Koffler, at White House Dossier:
“Sarah Palin fares better than Michele Bachmann in a new ABC/Washington Post poll, and each of the GOP women eclipse all other GOP candidates except Mitt Romney...”
Kevin DuJan, at Hillbuzz:
“It’s the section where she talks about Orrin Hatch. She very masterfully zeroes in on encouraging people to support Republicans who aggressively fight for a balanced budget and controlled spending. She makes that her litmus test, and throws her support behind people who fight hard for fiscal conservatism. In the same bit, she notes that a group as large and diverse as the Tea Party has many factions, and some go down paths in the woods on various issues. The Tea Party will only succeed in its goals by focusing on fiscal conservatism and getting our spending and debt problems under control. Everything else is dangerous distraction. Palin can really be a once-in-a-lifetime unifier of conservatives across the country if she continues this leadership on fiscal conservative issues.”
Kevin DuJan, at Hillbuzz:
“Sure looks like a campaign commercial to me.”
Jeff Zeleny, at the NYT's The Caucus:
“One week after barnstorming the Iowa State Fair, Ms. Palin released a new video on Friday that chronicled her visit to the state that will kick off the Republican nominating contest early next year. The campaign-style video, which features a montage of photographs of people lining up to see her, is the latest piece of evidence that Ms. Palin remains a factor in the 2012 presidential campaign... Ms. Palin has repeatedly made clear that she has not ruled out the possibility of running. But she acknowledged last week that she probably needs to make a decision no later than the end of September.”
William A. Jacobson, at Legal Insurrection:
“Regardless of whether you support her or not, for President or not, no one does inspirational political (campaign?) videos better than Palin. Palin’s Mama Grizzlies and Together videos were historic. This is another home run...”
Brian Montopoli, at CBS News' Political Hotsheet:
“Sarah Palin is out with a slick new campaign-style video that very much casts her as a possible contender for the Republican presidential nomination. The video spotlights Palin's recent visit to the Iowa State Fair, which just happened to coincide with a visit to the fair by many of the GOP presidential candidates. The visit was presented as the kickoff to the Midwestern swing of her bus tour, which ended after four days. The video, ‘Iowa Passion,’ shows Palin swarmed by citizens attending the fair, as well as media... The video closes with a shot of a roaring grizzly bear silhouetted against the sky and a promise that Palin will return to Iowa, the crucial first state in the caucus and voting calendar, in early September. (She will address a Tea Party rally in Waukee on Sept. 3.) Palin has vowed to make a decision on a presidential run by next month. The high production values in her new video, which was produced by her SarahPAC political action committee, suggest she very much wants to be seen as seriously considering entering the race.”
Allahpundit, at Hot Air:
“They’ve already moved her tea-party speech on September 3 to a larger venue to accommodate the crowd. As I said on Monday, contrary to popular belief, I think she’ll end up jumping in.”
Stacy McCain, at The Other McCain:
“If Sarah Palin Isn’t Running for President, Why Is She Releasing This Iowa Video? And everyone who had previously concluded that Palin is not running in 2012 — I among them — must now ask themselves: Why is she making a such a big deal about her Iowa trip? And, while we’re asking that question, why is she giving a speech at a Sept. 3 Tea Party rally in [Indianola], Iowa? Given the current large field of GOP candidates, what percentage of the vote would Palin need to win Iowa caucus Feb. 6? These questions seem to multiply, the more I think about it...”
Charlie Gruschow, Tea Party of America co-founder:
“Whether or not she announces, we're going to have a huge event.”
Del Parker, at Palin Defender:
“Now, these sailing ships of old go out on a tide that waits for no one... And yes. We will need a bigger tent. Hawkeye Antique Acres Park is not big enough. And no, the Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena only holds 17,000. This historic September 3rd event is moved, as of yesterday, to Indianola, Iowa Balloon Grounds. And if Hillary Clinton can can speak there to 7000 in 2008, Sarah Palin can speak there to 70,000 this Labor Day Saturday. Check. So we are a week out, perhaps, and the final projects and tasks are being tended to, and all made ready, for this ship to sail, for she was never built to remain safely in port.”
Jeff Zeleny, via Twitter:
“Palin's 9/3 Iowa speech moved to Indianola Balloon Field. Does it mean more parking was needed or she has a bigger message -- or both?”
Mark America:
“The coming election will be a competition between two distinct visions of America. Obama’s version is a land of diminishing wealth and innovation, with constant unemployment in the double digits. Sarah Palin’s vision is something else entirely, and it’s an America most of us have known, If you want to see it again, you’re going to need to fight for it, and that starts with the task of selecting your champion, to lead the charge, not from the rear, as is now the norm in politics, but at the front, where the battle turns, not around weaponry, but ideas and principles. After all, both of the Americas I’ve addressed are really only ideas, brought into existence by the efforts of those people committed to them. Sarah Palin is committed to our America, because it is her America too, but if it’s to prevail, and to become again the ‘one nation’ it had been before, it’s going to take your commitment, and your leadership. Don’t yield. Don’t surrender. She’s not finished, and neither are we. It’s not over.”
Exit Quote - Alice Cooper, Godfather of "shock rock" music:
“Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel room is easy. But being a Christian, that's a tough call. That's rebellion.”
- JP

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