Thursday, September 8, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 371

“Mean Girls” Edition

Daria DiGiovanni, at The Conservative Diva:
“Perhaps it’s too much to expect Coulter and Ingraham to give credit where it’s due, but nowhere in their discussion last night was there any mention of Palin’s influence on the 2010 midterms; the time and money she spent endorsing and stumping for strong candidates like Nikki Haley; the multitude of substantive policy statements she’s made via Facebook notes pertaining to everything from quantitative easing to foreign policy to domestic drilling; her multitude of speeches at various events, including the India Conclave and her unscripted interview with the Long Island Business Association. And maybe they are oblivious to the reality that Palin’s appeal to conservative voters is strong enough to compel them to travel halfway around the country just to see her give a speech at a Tea Party rally — even in the driving rain... Which brings me to my real issue with the Ingraham-Coulter exchange: the blatant hypocrisy... Finally, your cattiness in ridiculing Sarah Palin’s accent was especially off-putting and completely unprofessional. It smacks the kind of immaturity one would expect from teenage high school girls, not prominent lawyers and pundits who claim to care about everyday Americans from coast to coast who — by the way — speak with various accents. And just for the record, neither one of yours is particularly appealing.”
Jim Hoft, at Gateway Pundit:
“Conservative divas Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter berated Sarah Palin and her supporters tonight on The O’Reilly Factor. They agreed that Paul Ryan, Chris Christie and Mitt Romney are showing great promise. Of course, Rep. Ryan and Governor Christie are not running. Christie believes in job-killing global warming junk science. And, of course, Mitt Romney is having a very difficult time connecting with true conservatives across the country.”
Mark America:
“What you learn from watching the Republican party establishment flacks in the media is that they really don’t understand their own hypocrisy... What I find stunning is this, and it reveals how thoroughly part of the establishment Coulter has become: She acknowledges how the media has unfairly tried to destroy Sarah Palin in the media. Rather than fighting against lies and mis-characterizations of which she herself has been a frequent object, she essentially concedes the point and suggests that Palin should simply accept this and return quietly to Alaska for a life in exile. If all of this seems strange to you, it shouldn’t, because these two have a long record of being part of the establishment when it comes down to it. Where the rubber meets the road, these two aren’t conservatives. Given their recent behavior, I don’t trust them, because their judgments seem clouded by hypocrisy. I can’t know their motives, but I know they’re not earnest because nobody can be so thoroughly wrong about an issue or a candidate accidentally.”
Adam Amick, on Facebook:
“News flash, ladies - Sarah said she will make her intentions known in August or September... I don't know what the calendar says in La-La Land, but I'm pretty sure there's still a few weeks remaining in the time-frame.”
Mark Whittington, at Yahoo! News:
“Coulter is far more appealing a person when she is tossing bombs at liberals and not at a sister conservative. One has to respond to her doing it with, ‘Et te, Ann?’ True Palin is not Chris Christie, but Christie is not running for president and Palin may well throw her hat into the ring. Coulter's complaint about getting hate mail for attacking Palin is a little choice, not the least because Coulter likely gets hate mail for anything she says on the air on Fox News or conservative talk radio. But if one gets hate mail for attacking Palin, it is likely nothing compared to what one gets for defending her... Anyone who writes opinion pieces expects and, in some ways, hopes for a negative reaction from certain quarters. Afflicting the comfortable is part of the job. So is getting afflicted right back, something Coulter should make her peace with.”
myiq2xu, at The Crawdad Hole:
“This is what happens when you pal around with Bill Maher... Do you get the feeling the GOP establishment is getting nervous?”
Dr. Melissa Clouthier:
“A friend on Twitter said, ‘If Sarah Palin has lost Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter….’ To which, I responded that Sarah Palin never had Coulter or Ingraham. Ann has been jonesin’ for Chris Christie –- whom I would bet she doesn’t believe it’s too late for him to enter the race. Laura is predisposed to Romney... A Mitt Romney candidacy would dishearten and fracture the Republican base. Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about that?”
William Jacobson, at Legal Insurrection:
“Ann... piling on Palin while claiming victim status was not one of your finer moments.”
Patrick S. Adams, at Unsheathed:
“Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter decided tonight that they would trash Sarah Palin following her best speech since the 2008 VP nomination acceptance speech in Minnesota at the Republican National Convention. Quite frankly, if people on ‘our side’ can't give credit where credit is due, then how the hell do you expect me to get into a foxhole with them if the Republican nominee isn't Sarah Palin? You see, Democrats stick together no matter what. Even though 75% of Californians believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, they are still going to vote for Obama. But Republicans and conservatives, we shoot ourselves and that's why we lose... Where were the conservative and establishment Sarah-bashers of today two years ago when the media went after Sarah Palin after the 2008 election? Where were they when the media and the progressive movement intentionally tried to destroy her when she returned to Alaska to govern? They were nowhere to be found. They let the liberals and the media... drive her from her governorship - and not a friggin peep. Then they have the audacity to call her a quitter? Are you kidding me? ... Go ahead. Look a gift Palin in the mouth. Honestly guys and ladies, if you can find a better candidate than Palin, I'll vote for him or her. Just stand and deliver. Otherwise shut up. Good Democrats know how to keep the lip zipped. Bad Republicans don't.”
Jim Ballew, at Rants for Reasonable People:
“Who appointed Erick Erickson as Conservative Electioneering Sheriff?”
Smitty, at The Other McCain:
“Another day, another tantrum from somebody who may be lacking in the nerve department. Sarah Palin must do X, or I’m going to post Y. I’m supporting candidate Z, and I’m really tired of questioning Sarah Palin’s actions, because her supporters are really mean, and they roughed me up in the comments and stuff.Do this: put yourself past caring who wins the nomination. All of the GOP candidates are working according to the script. Except one, who is writing her own... an undeclared possible candidate who is setting about gathering the required mandate to, you know, do something, and being met with sputtering imagination from the audience.”
Jen Kuznicki:
“Many complain that she hasn’t been in an official job the past two years -- never mind that other candidates weren’t either -- but she really was, and they know it. She left her Governorship to her capable Lieutenant and went out to show the GOP how to get out the vote.”
Tom Tillison, at Florida Political Press:
“And what has these conservative pundits all atwitter? Simply that Palin doesn’t conform to their ideal of a timely announcement about whether or not she’ll run. Never mind that Palin has been consistent all along about when she’ll do so. That she would have the audacity not to yield to those who have such a false sense of power is simply unforgivable! Although, I suspect there could be more at play here. If Palin decides to get into the race, it clear to all that she’ll run a very unconventional campaign and will rely little on columnists and pundits, right or left. Meaning many of these same pundits will have to stamp their own meal tickets without the privileged access they’re so accustomed to. It’s clear that more and more Americans look at the current field of GOP candidates and realize there’s no game changer among them. Americans who continue to see that it’s Sarah Palin alone taking the bold risks to fight the good fight and to stand up to the political establishment on both sides of the aisle with little regard for political expediency, doing so simply because it’s the right thing to do.”
Andrew Breitbart, via Twitter:
“Please explain mainstream GOPers & MSM why @SarahPalinUSA waiting on sidelines is bad, but it's OK for Christie, Giuliani et al.”
Mondo Frazier, at Death By 1000 Papercuts:
“Labor Day has come and gone, and Sarah Palin has broken another made-up rule from the Corporate Media Stooges. Readers will remember that one: if a candidate doesn’t declare by Labor Day, it’s too late. They can’t possibly win. The Sarah Palin speculation was everywhere last week –- and so were the faux rules concocted by our faux press... To anyone who has perused the record of Rick Perry... it’s apparent that Perry is nothing more than a placeholder in the contest. His front-runner status has more to do with the lackluster Republican field than it does with his so-called ‘conservative’ record. Which, upon examination, is practically non-existent. But back to the made-up rules of the Corporate Media Stooges... One suspects that the Media Stooges’ rules are made for a couple reasons –- neither of which has anything to do with reality. 1- The rules help make sense of a chaotic process for those who see all political contests as horse races; and, 2- The pretend rules will help control any candidate who is foolish enough to attach any importance to the Stooges’ pretend process.”
Exit Quote - Lindsay Lohan, in "Mean Girls":
“I know it may look like I was being like a bitch, but that's only because I was acting like a bitch.”
- JP

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