Thursday, September 1, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 365

“Somebody” Edition

Mark America:
“Part of Palin’s strategy, if she’s to enter, may be to wait for the field to settle some. We’re now seeing that begin, as all but Romney and Perry (as well as Palin) have fallen to single-digit support among Republicans. At the same time, there’s still a wide body of undecided voters, many of whom are effectively waiting for the field to settle out before committing... It’s clear that the politicos know this, which is why they’ve gone on with a flurry of rumor-mongering, trying to goad her into a Labor Day weekend entry, or dissuade her entry altogether. Worse are the attempts to undermine her by suggesting that she’s not going to run, and will promptly endorse the preferred candidate of whichever person is speaking... Still, between the three announced candidates among the leading four, they achieve only half of the party’s support. This implies that the race is wide open for somebody else, and with 10% of the support already leaning to her despite the lack of an official campaign, it doesn’t take a great deal of imagination to notice that Sarah Palin may well be that somebody.”
John Nolte, at Big Journalism:
“If you believe Politico hit bottom with their attacks on Sarah Palin and her family, Newsweek hit bottom with their Bachmann cover story, or any part of the MSM has ever bottomed out — you haven’t seen anything yet.”
Dr. Melissa Clouthier:
“I’m seeing so much biased bullcrap coming out of Politico these days, I thought it might be useful to revisit Journolist — the listserve of liberal journalists and leftist thinkers who work together to form a narrative and push it into the mainstream media... If you think their coordinated efforts are a thing of the past, think again. On Twitter, it’s very easy to follow the Genesis of a liberal meme and to see that coordination is necessary to elevate it. For example, when Markos Moulitas and Matthew Yglesias, and then, dull-witted useful idiot David Frum, pushed forth the outrageous and malignant idea that Sarah Palin was responsible for the Arizona shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, it caught like wildfire throughout the same old group of lefties. They were none too subtle.”
Andrew Breitbart, at
“Those who accuse the Tea Party of being ‘terrorists,’ and who blamed Sarah Palin for the Tucson massacre, have yet to be held accountable for the violence they unleashed in August 2009. They ‘won’ the Gladney case, but they are losing the nation, thanks to the extraordinary courage of ordinary people who will not be silenced.”
DrDog, at Be John Galt:
“So play out the scenario. Perry does tend to wear his religion on his sleeve, as does Bachmann. Palin is devout but not overtly so. Hence while the Libs go drag queen bat crazy trying to rip up Perry, Palin quietly slips into Iowa. Storms the place and comes out either 1 or 2 in the caucusses. By the time the Libs figure it all out, Palin has maybe cinched Iowa and New Hampshire and wiped Romney out of contention. In the meantime the Lib press is making cooing sounds that Palin might not be so bad compared to the alternative. You know, another Texas cowboy with religion on their sleeve. (Their world view, not mine.) Ya think we are about to see a political rope a dope?”
John Hawkins, at RightWingNews:
“Out of everyone who’s run for the presidency in the last few elections, on both sides of the aisle, I find Sarah Palin to be the most admirable person.”
Angelaisms, at The Lucy Emerson Blog:
“One of the more tired memes you hear about the 2012 Presidential race is that, with Michele Bachmann in the race, there’s simply not room for a Palin candidacy — as though we’ve reached our quota of Conservative Female Brunettes. But the argument that Palin and Bachmann are somehow interchangeable doesn’t hold up to even light scrutiny... Sarah Palin is skilled in working with and persuading her political opponents, as evidenced by her ridiculously high approval rating as governor of Alaska. Bachmann, on the other hand, specializes in the brand of preaching to the choir that not only irritates and alienates those whom she needs to persuade, but also embarrasses a significant number of choir members.”
Spartan, at
“Her name was Sarah Palin, and her countenance was, like Reagan, firm, reassuring, wise and full of resolve.”
Dewaine Shoulders, at One Mans Opinion:
“I have devised a surefire timeline as to when she will announce to the world that she is indeed running for president. Wait for it... Wait for it... Whenever she damn well decides to announce it! Whether Sarah Palin announces her candidacy September 3rd or anytime thereafter, just believe that when she does finally toss the proverbial hat in the ring, the political world will be turned on its ear. Romney, Perry and the rest of the field will take a backseat to her when the time comes. Sarah Palin will rise in the polls (currently third behind Perry and Romney, Gallup Poll as of today) when she finally becomes a candidate, and you'll see a dramatic shift in public opinion when she lays out her case to the American people why she should be elected.”
Todd, at Blue Collar Philosophy:
“All indications point to yes, that Sarah Palin is about to announce that she running for President. I think I would be more surprised if she did not run at this point.”
myiq2xu, at The Crawdad Hole:
“Imagine what would happen if, with no advance notice, Sarah drops these words at the end of her speech: ‘That’s why I’m running for president.’ Pandemonium ensues. Heads explode. Television networks scramble to change the guests for their Sunday morning news programs. Progressive bloggers crap in their Underoos. Pollsters start polling like mad. Sarah would suck up all the oxygen on every news network for days. Obama could announce we’re invading Canada and the media wouldn’t pay attention. So then Sarah flies to New Hampshire. The event there will be jam-packed. So will every Tea Party event on the tour as Palinistas come pouring out of the woodwork to see her. The paparazzi will follow her every move. It would be six solid days of Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. By the time she hits Florida for the first debate she’ll be the frontrunner. Except for maybe Rick Perry every other GOPer will be polling in the single digits.”
Karol Markowicz, at WNYC's It's A Free Blog:
“Is Sarah Palin ‘stealing’ anything, though? ... Is it unfair for her to capture and hold this type of attention despite not being a candidate? Absolutely not, and it's not her job to dissuade the press from reporting on her every move.”
Allahpundit, at Hot Air:
“Let’s sum up. The organizer, who should be building hype about an impending announcement in order to promote his event, is inexplicably going around telling people that it ain’t happening. Meanwhile, seemingly oblivious to the fact that Christine O’Donnell has become for many a symbol of ‘tea-party overreach’... the organizers went ahead and apparently booked her (twice!) to appear onstage before Palin, which would have handed the media a ‘tea partiers are unelectable!’ angle on a silver platter... As for why Crow thought it was a good idea to invite O’Donnell in the first place... Whatever the answer, it’s a good sign for her campaign that Team Palin is savvier about the optics of this sort of thing than the Crows of the world.”
Stacy Drake, at Conservatives 4 Palin:
“I do know that Ken Crow is a Rick Perry supporter who has managed to make a mess out of a highly publicized event that Governor Palin will be headlining on Saturday. I also know that he has been trashing Governor Palin to the press. Make of it what you will.”
Stacy McCain, at The American Spectator's AmSpec Blog:
“It appeared that the event's organizers, a new group called Tea Party of America founded by Ken Crow, had provoked an unnecessary controversy by a last-minute decision to add former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell to the rally schedule. Tuesday, O'Donnell was disinvited and then re-invited, and by Wednesday morning, Palin's participation in the event was reported to be ‘on hold’. Then O'Donnell was finally disinvited and, at last word, Palin had agreed to go on with Saturday's show. The very public controversy seemed almost perfectly calculated to promote the media's stereotype of Palin as difficult and demanding... Are Palin's supporters belatedly learning why I described Perry's campaign as ‘The Phantom Menace’ of Iowa?”
Exit Quote - George S. Patton :
“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”

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