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Sarah Palin's latest blunder

So Sarah Palin has endorsed a right-wing candidate, Doug Hoffman, running on the Conservative Party line for a House seat in Upstate New York, rebuking a moderate Republican in a forthcoming special election. And while it’s true that Palin’s politics probably mesh better with Hoffman’s, strategically, I have to wonder: What is she thinking?

If Hoffman -- somehow -- wins with her help, she will have alienated a GOP establishment desperate to reconstruct past majority coalitions that included moderates, both because she will have hurt their cause and because they will fear her influence among true believers. In return, she might continue to appeal to some far-right primary voters in 2012, but that only gets you so far (a possible victory in Iowa, owing to the heavy social conservative vote in the caucuses there, and perhaps respectable showings in the South). In other words, in this best-case scenario, she will have begun to lay the groundwork to be the Mike Huckabee of 2012. Except in 2012, she will probably be running against, well, Mike Huckabee. By contrast, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is spending his time dutifully stumping for candidates such as Virginia’s Bob McDonnell. And, yes, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty seems to be hinting that he might endorse Hoffman, too, which would also be strategically suspect. But it would be more understandable, given that the relatively moderate Pawlenty is trying to buff up his conservative cred, something Palin already has.

And if Hoffman loses? If Republican Dede Scozzafava beats him and Democrat Bill Owens, it will humiliate Palin -- who was she to presume that her endorsement would matter in New York? More than anything, though, Palin’s endorsement probably makes an Owens victory more likely. That would not just be a humiliation for Palin. It would be a notable loss for her party as it is trying to shake off years of electoral debacle. Of course, it’s possible that Palin isn’t actually planning to run in 2012, leaving her free to ignore such strategic concerns and endorse as she pleases. If only.

By Stephen Stromberg  | October 23, 2009; 2:21 PM ET
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No comments I see....guess that's because NO ONE GIVES A DAMN....

Posted by: brt30 | October 23, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Your take may be a little too quick, Mr. Stromberg. Palin is not stupid, though it is popular for the establishment, Republican and Democrat to treat her that way. She is feared - which is why many marginalize her.

What did the national media, mainstream Republicans and all Democrats think of Ronald Reagan in 1970 or 1972? You may want to review that history. They tried to marginalize him. And they feared him.

Keep watching Palin. She deserves study. Times are changing, and she may know something you and I do not.

Posted by: rwyoung | October 23, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

rwyoung: Sorry, but Palin never has and never will impress me. I do not fear her -- neither do most people. Yes, she's on the national scene; good for her. Yes, she might just get the GOP nom. for president in 2012. But that doesn't mean she's the best thing for our nation.

Posted by: vegasgirl1 | October 23, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

This strident liberal hatred of Palin is tiresome. Hoffman is a conservative who wanted to run as a Republican. The Republican establishment chose a liberal when conservatives have held the district for generations. Hoffman has been endoresd by lots of conservative Republicans. Scozzafava's don't vote in Republican presidential primaries and don't vote for Republicans in general elections. Scozzafava is not a Republican.

Posted by: nivbri21 | October 23, 2009 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is not feared by true Americans, but loathed. Palin's politics are the politics of ignorance, racism and bigotry. In other words, she fits right into the modern day Republican Party. Her approval rating, like that of the Republican Party, has fallen like a stone. And, when only 1 in 5 of all Americans (20%) label themselves Republicans, it definitely says something about their politics. Palin appeals to old, white southern racist, which is fine with me. At least, we can then identify and keep track of them.

Posted by: Caliguy55 | October 23, 2009 2:57 PM | Report abuse

If I were Vinny Cerrato, I'd rethink my statements this morning and get Sarah Palin on the phone. A heckofa Redskins coach she'd be, you betcha!

Posted by: Meepo | October 23, 2009 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Palin was a truly lousy governor, not much missed in Juneau or elsewhere throughout Alaska. We're happy to have a competent, pretty boring Republican governor. She's your problem now.

Posted by: akcrabber | October 23, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

rwyoung:

What Palin "knows" is that the US is largely populated by short attention span morons who think that presidential politics is "American Idol". Apparently, you fall into that category.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | October 23, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

vegasgirl1:
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rwyoung: Sorry, but Palin never has and never will impress me. I do not fear her -- neither do most people. Yes, she's on the national scene; good for her. Yes, she might just get the GOP nom. for president in 2012. But that doesn't mean she's the best thing for our nation.
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here is my deducing procedure, your last sentence tells me "palin is the bad thing for your nation".

if you are unexceptionally a patriot, which you may admit, the conclusion is: nonetheless "I do fear her" for the sake of your nation.

:-)


Posted by: chaujohnthan | October 23, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Stromberg,

Good for Palin for backing principles over politics.

Please explain to me how the GOP nominee Scozzafava is a moderate? She is a self-described social liberal and supports the Obama-Pelos-Reid stimulus plan, which if she were in Congress would have made heer the only GOPer to do so. She refused to sign the no new tax pledge until her arm was twisted and is pro big labor card check.

How come Republicans that support the Democrat agenda are referred to as moderates and Dems that support republican initiatives are referred to as conservatives? Please grant us a little consistency. Please call Scozzafava what she is - a liberal Republican.

Posted by: TooMuchSoccer | October 23, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

If you disagree with Sarah Palin, you must be sexist. i mean, if it's a valid argument against the Obama bashers, surely it must work both ways, right? i KNOW liberals NEVER engage in hypocrisy. thats a republican thing, right???

Posted by: Holdonasecslick | October 23, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

You've got to be kidding. Palin knows something we don't? I don't see how anyone can defend such a fool of a woman. She's uneducated, arrogant, and has no business thinking she's qualified to lead the country. Her on the Republican ticket again would be the best thing possible for Obama.

Posted by: hacksaw | October 23, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

I have no doubt that there are plenty of liberals out there who hate Governor Palin, but I'm struck by the comment paralleling the former head of the state of Alaska with Reagan, who, after all, served as the governor of California for two full terms.

Politics aside, I just can't see how Palin hopes to be taken seriously - outside her particular niche, that is - when she left office just a little over halfway through one term.

Posted by: tomd3 | October 23, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Palin's one claim to fame is she was selected mostly by one man, McCain, to be a VP candidate.

She's probably less qualified to be VP or Pres than most GOP Congressmen.

Posted by: AlanGoldberg54 | October 23, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

She's a Bimbo!

Posted by: lindalovejones | October 23, 2009 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: vegasgirl1
Yes, she might just get the GOP nom. for president in 2012. But that doesn't mean she's the best thing for our nation.
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Palin sure can't be any worse than Obama. I think she would govern in the same way as Reagan and that isn't a bad thing.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Probably true that most people in NY23 could care less about what Palin thinks. The bigger truth is that, in general, most people could care less what Stromberg has to say. What a snide jerk!

Posted by: BlueIguana | October 23, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Caliguy55
Sarah Palin is not feared by true Americans, but loathed.
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You are just another clueless liberal. As a liberal you should be scared of Palin because she is political poison to people like you. Keep believing what your liberal slave masters tell you to believe. It will make your future disappointment in Palin's continuing success sting all the more.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: akcrabber
Palin was a truly lousy governor, not much missed in Juneau or elsewhere throughout Alaska.
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I doubt you would know what is a good governor even if they kicked you square in the arse.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Lindalovesjones,

NY 23 GOP nominee Dede Scozzafava is not a bimbo! She may be a liberal, she may be a political hack, and she may be a loser, but she is not a bimbo (www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lIc4mrGtyE)

Posted by: TooMuchSoccer | October 23, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Ronald Reagan backed Goldwater, and he lost. Did that diminish Reagan?

Posted by: motownlivs | October 23, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Are you serious? Sarah Palin is brilliant in endorsing Doug Hoffman. Have you been following this race? The RNC has been exposed in their stupidity by supporting a ultra-liberal, ACORN endorsed candidate. P.S. Gov. Palin does not care about the Republican establishment, period. She is endorsing someone that shares her values not some party line. What a concept!

Posted by: bigtrouty | October 23, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Your take may be a little too quick, Mr. Stromberg. Palin is not stupid, though it is popular for the establishment, Republican and Democrat to treat her that way. She is feared - which is why many marginalize her.

What did the national media, mainstream Republicans and all Democrats think of Ronald Reagan in 1970 or 1972? You may want to review that history. They tried to marginalize him. And they feared him.

Keep watching Palin. She deserves study. Times are changing, and she may know something you and I do not.
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Palin is an incurious hack, who gets the attention the same way Jon Gosselin gets attention.

They both are a burden on humanity and serve no useful purpose.

Worse, they harm humans.

Posted by: HumanSimpleton | October 23, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Palin's lifetime record is one of mediocrity and stupidity. Six colleges, babbling interviews, half-term governor, etc. etc.

To those that think she has any insights on matters of importance, or that she could ever be elected President, you are sorely delusional.

Posted by: menaman | October 23, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Media does not get it! As the silent majority is wakening up, the realization that Socialism is at our doorstep, and understand the problem is both the Democrats and the Republicans are the reason for an out of control government. How many Marxist in the WH does it take before the media will investigate and report?
It was not the last eight years of Bush, it was the lack of interest by the American people that allowed this to happen. A New Green Movement has taken control of our life, one that is green on the outside and RED on the inside!
It is time to vote for the person and not the Party.
JQP

Posted by: JQPublic2 | October 23, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: hacksaw
I don't see how anyone can defend such a fool of a woman.
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Sure you do. You liberals have to defend a socialist/Marxist/facsist on a daily basis like Obama. You aren't doing it very well but then I doubt anyone could polish a terd.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

hi, Caliguy55:
> At least, we can then identify and keep track of them.

no, you can't do that, because i live in china, how are you ganna do that?

it is you who are ignorant. hope you can figure it out. outside this america, there surely exists human species.

Posted by: chaujohnthan | October 23, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

It still amazes me that there are Americans out there who - lacking the same critical thinking skills as Mrs. Palin - feel that she is qualified to hold any position more complex than local Dog Catcher. To compare her to any competent Republican office holder also does a disservice to the many, many good GOP office holders, and to even begin to make the analogy to President Reagan simply shows how poorly educated and ahistorical those statements - and those who make them - really are.

The GOP needs to move into the late 20th century, which at this point, while still running behind the times, would winch it into some sort of modernity, and begin to re-attract those of us moderates who have shied away from the bigoted, narrow-mindedness it, and its - thankfully - diminishing base has exhibited for the last twenty years.

Let Mrs. Palin continue to hauck books written by others. That may be her true calling. That way, she won't further hurt the GOP, or the nation, any more than her silly pronouncements have to date.

Posted by: alisongkc1 | October 23, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Are you serious? Sarah Palin is brilliant in endorsing Doug Hoffman. Have you been following this race? The RNC has been exposed in their stupidity by supporting a ultra-liberal, ACORN endorsed candidate. P.S. Gov. Palin does not care about the Republican establishment, period. She is endorsing someone that shares her values not some party line. What a concept!

Posted by: bigtrouty
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Read the article, instead of spouting irrelevant nonsense.

Then, form an opinion.

Then, render it.

So far you look worse than Palin, and that is hard.

Posted by: HumanSimpleton | October 23, 2009 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: AlanGoldberg54
She's probably less qualified to be VP or Pres than most GOP Congressmen.
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Well she is MORE qualified to be PRESIDENT than Obama. I guess that means we are all screwed for the next three years like we have been for the past nine months.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

It still amazes me that there are Americans out there who - lacking the same critical thinking skills as Mrs. Palin - feel that she is qualified to hold any position more complex than local Dog Catcher.

Posted by: alisongkc1 |
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I resent you denigrating a Dog Catcher's skill.

Palin is clearly unfit for that.

Posted by: HumanSimpleton | October 23, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

You mistakenly believe that the Republicans win by running to the center; the majority of the party and of the nation is to the Right. Therefore, Palin supporting the conservative is right for the nation, even if wrong for the liberal DC crowd.

Posted by: steveinWashington | October 23, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Any way you cut it, Palin is good for the Democrats.

Posted by: st50taw | October 23, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

"If you disagree with Sarah Palin, you must be sexist. i mean, if it's a valid argument against the Obama bashers, surely it must work both ways, right? i KNOW liberals NEVER engage in hypocrisy. thats a republican thing, right???

Posted by: Holdonasecslick | October 23, 2009 3:06 PM |"
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This kind of moronic drivel clearly illustrates the lack of intellectual acumen existing in conservatives pea-sized brains.

It is not the "disagreeing with Obama" on policy issues that would label you as a racist. It is the overt racism showed everyday by conservatives e.g.:(that means "for example") Comparisons to apes and monkeys, watermelons on the White house lawn, the creating of double-standards etc.

But racists can't understand the distinction so they revert to the very simple-minded argument stated above.

Pathetic.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 23, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I think the title says it all

sarah palin's latest BLUNDER

as if she does anything but blunder

Posted by: kare1 | October 23, 2009 3:28 PM | Report abuse

"Stromberg wrote: it’s true that Palin’s politics probably mesh better with Hoffman’s, strategically, I have to wonder: What is she thinking?"

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I thought that was a long foregone conclusion: Palin DOESN'T "THINK"! That's why the Republican party is trying to wash her out of their hair and she has to invent her own party!! She's going to name it: "AIRHEADS"!

Posted by: Maerzie | October 23, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: AlanGoldberg54
She's probably less qualified to be VP or Pres than most GOP Congressmen.
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Well she is MORE qualified to be PRESIDENT than Obama. I guess that means we are all screwed for the next three years like we have been for the past nine months.

Posted by: MikeJ9116
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BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

MikeJ9116 is just another racist hatemonger who cannot stand the fact that Obama is dark-skinned and won the 2008 elections, fair and square, elected by a whopping majority.

And Palin?

She quit when she could not face the serious ethics violations.

Posted by: HumanSimpleton | October 23, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: lindalovejones
She's a Bimbo!
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..... and you are just another brain dead liberal that can't stand a self made, intelligent, accomplished, principled, wealthy WOMAN that has unlimited future potential. How does it feel to be such a hypocrite?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:29 PM | Report abuse

"if you are unexceptionally a patriot, which you may admit, the conclusion is: nonetheless "I do fear her" for the sake of your nation. Posted by: chaujohnthan"

Were I a Republican wondering how I was ever going to win another election I might fear her. As a patriot with just a bit of respect for the intellect of the leftmost 80% of voters I see little in her to fear. I believe she CAN leverage the Republican Party nomination, and in fact hope she does, because she has the wonderful gift of a tin ear and an effective mouth. She hears only what she wants to hear, and never notices how out of tune it is, and she can alienate vast pluralities of the voting center with only one or two trademark Palinisms.

Barry (The ORIGINAL, his first name really was Barry) had a talent for saying exactly the wrong thing to exactly the right audience to hurt himself where it counts, but Sarah can do the same thing to a hand picked audience that, "Had (s)he killed their mother, would do no less" (Cassius of Caesar in "Julius Caeser" by Shakespear.

NO, what I might fear is Romney come to his senses. If He goes to Iowa and speaks out FOR the democrats Health Care bill, admits being pro choice, and says that the Problem with the Democrats isn't one of substance but one of scale, THEN I will get nervous.

Minnesota Fatuous is polishing his conservative creds by dissing the Republican Moderate?

I sleep well at night knowing that.

Posted by: ceflynline | October 23, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

st50taw,

Anyway you cut it, Charlie Rangel, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Obama's messiah complex, Democrat big spending, presidential czars, are good for the Republicans.

Posted by: TooMuchSoccer | October 23, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Mr Stromberg, you are obviously ignorant about the NY race and who's running, as well as ignorant about conservatives. I love how all you liberals tell conservatives how they're screwing up being conservatives. What would you know about it?
Palin is hardly the only big name supporting the Conservative candidate in NY. Most conservative pundits are solidly in his camp. Hardly a mistake by Palin...her willingness to buck the Beltway idiots is why the rank and file love her.

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | October 23, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BlueIguana
Probably true that most people in NY23 could care less about what Palin thinks. The bigger truth is that, in general, most people could care less what Stromberg has to say. What a snide jerk!
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Stromberg is just one more indicator as to why the WaPo is dying. The liberal media will allow their liberal ideology to send them to the unemployment line permanently.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:31 PM | Report abuse

MikeJ9116: Exactly what is it about Palin that qualifies her to be President?, name one serious policy issue that she can talk about in-depth and has actually come out with a plan for. Don't tell me energy because all she can do is say drill-baby-drill.

Just what is it that you love about her so much besides her rapidly fading looks?

Posted by: JRM2 | October 23, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: menaman
Palin's lifetime record is one of mediocrity and stupidity.
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The only record of mediocrity and stupidity I see is your post.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Sounds to me like the majority of WAPO posters here are sexually confused massaganists.
Attractive and intelligent women obviously threaten the little manhood they think they have.
A good portion of them are probably gay men with Adult Attention Deficit Disorder.

Posted by: Thozmaniac | October 23, 2009 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JRM2
It is not the "disagreeing with Obama" on policy issues that would label you as a racist.
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awesome sarcasm. beat mine by a mile. but tell me, did you manage to type that with a straight face? i couldn't have. well done

Posted by: Holdonasecslick | October 23, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: alisongkc1
It still amazes me that there are Americans out there who - lacking the same critical thinking skills as Mrs. Palin - feel that she is qualified to hold any position more complex than local Dog Catcher.
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If Palin isn't qualified to be dog catcher then Obama isn't qualified to be Assistant Dog Catcher.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: HumanSimpleton
So far you look worse than Palin, and that is hard.
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Well Obama has managed to pull off this feat.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: HumanSimpleton
I resent you denigrating a Dog Catcher's skill. Palin is clearly unfit for that.
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.... and yet you voted for Obama. Go figure.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: st50taw
Any way you cut it, Palin is good for the Democrats.
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Yes she is. she keeps your mouths foaming and that helps to prevent cavities.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Palin has some fantasy of starting the a new Know-nothing Party. Best of luck to her...

Posted by: arancia12 | October 23, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Some brain-dead fool wrote:

"Sounds to me like the majority of WAPO posters here are sexually confused massaganists."

Massaganists? LOL

"Attractive and intelligent women obviously threaten the little manhood they think they have."

Yes, Palin is somewhat attractive, but intelligent? LOL

"A good portion of them are probably gay men"

If they are Republicans, then yes. Closeted, self-loathing, hypocritical, gay men.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | October 23, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Maerzie
I thought that was a long foregone conclusion: Palin DOESN'T "THINK"!
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Palin has been playing you lunatic liberals like a banjo for months and you don't even know she is doing it!!! LOL!

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

When will she realize they call it politics for a reason? It's not called roguetics.

With friends like her...who needs Democrats?

Posted by: MollieKaye | October 23, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Palin, the wingnut candidate I bet she a shoe in for Kansas school board.

Posted by: jpenergy | October 23, 2009 3:45 PM | Report abuse

"You mistakenly believe that the Republicans win by running to the center; the majority of the party and of the nation is to the Right. Therefore, Palin supporting the conservative is right for the nation, even if wrong for the liberal DC crowd. Posted by: SteveinWashington"

Statistacally, that is like the Kids of Lake Woebegone.

The center is the center. depending on whether you are talking mean or median, exactly half of the Country is to the left, and half of the country is to the right. Numerically scale the distances from the center, calculate the distance each voter is from the center, square it, and add each such term to the running total. Divide the final sum by the number of voters and take the square root of the result. You have calculated the standard deviation. For purposes of defining Leftists and Conservatives declare that anyone more than one standard deviation off center is one or the other. Given that definition (not really a good one, but) two thirds of the population is centrist.

You can pick one half a standard deviation either way as the center. I don't remember just what the distribution becomes but it is near to dividing the electorate in thirds. Because any way you sorted your voters to get your distribution, that one half standard deviation either way produces a particularly homogeneous cohort of your population when compared to the criteria for sorting that population.

Any way you can reasonably define "Right" and "Left" produces that distribution. The Right is about one third of the population.

Of course you COULD propose a list of what beliefs and traits YOU accept as being typical of "Right" and see how many people nation wide agree with you. You have to go nation wide and ask, of course. Just talking to the people you agree with will give you the erroneous picture you painted in your post.

But you knew that, didn't you?

Posted by: ceflynline | October 23, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: HumanSimpleton
MikeJ9116 is just another racist hatemonger who cannot stand the fact that Obama is dark-skinned and won the 2008 elections, fair and square, elected by a whopping majority.
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Wow, you really put me in my place didn't you? Playing the race card so fast? I am impressed with you. I'll just slink off and sit in a corner the rest of the day licking my wounds. LOL!!! Can you be any dumber? I can't see how.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I am always amused that so many posters have to start their comments by saying Sarah Palin is not stupid. If that woman's intelligence is not in dispute, why do you need to defend it.
Still, the misadventures of Ms. Sarah continue to amuse and confound the country. Just imagine what she would do as president.

Posted by: OhMy | October 23, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Right now, Sarah Palin will do anything to keep herself in the spotlight. She has a book coming out soon, and it's her last chance to cash in on her fifteen minutes of notoriety.

Even so, her "best-seller" may not be as profitable as she hopes: it's already being sold as a heavily discounted "loss-leader" by Wal-Mart, Amazon, and others, and it's being given away free by NewsMax and TownHall.

Posted by: HughBriss | October 23, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Sounds to me like the majority of WAPO posters here are sexually confused massaganists.
Posted by: Thozmaniac

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Massaganists? They give massages??? What does sexual orientation have to do with massages???

You conservatives sure are obssessed with sex...

Posted by: arancia12 | October 23, 2009 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ceflynline
Were I a Republican wondering how I was ever going to win another election I might fear her.
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Look at the Republicans that are against Palin. They are no better than the liberals that fear her too. She represents the end of their gravy train as being the political leeches of our society.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: OhMy
I am always amused that so many posters have to start their comments by saying Sarah Palin is not stupid. If that woman's intelligence is not in dispute, why do you need to defend it.
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You should be able to answer your own question since you liberals have to start their comments by saying Obama is not a socialist/Marxist/facsist America hating liberal president that lied his way into the White House.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Back to NY-23. Which candidate has generated the most excitement?

Owens the Dem? No. He is understandably sitting on the sidelines banking on the split vote to propel him in office with a less than majority vote.

Scozzafava the liberal GOP nominee? No. No money, no ideas, no excitement, no grassroots support.

Hoffman the Conservative party candidate? Yes. Endorsements are flying in (Fred Thompson, Dick Armey, Sarah Palin, Steve Forbes, etc. Money is being raised. News stories are being generated. He has the grassroots support and these are the people that vote in off-year elections.

Posted by: TooMuchSoccer | October 23, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Palin has no interest in the GOP establishment. She only cares about the far-right because they will be her core supporters when she starts the New American Fascist Party.

She's taking the Fox news view. Even though only 20% of America believes you or supports you, you can make a heck of a living catering to their paranoid fantasies and pandering to their worst fears. Just make lots of noise and say outrageous and extreme things.

Watch. A new political party will be born.

Posted by: thebobbob | October 23, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Lay with dogs, wake with fleas.

The GOP waged war on intellect. They should, and will, have a devil of a time wiping the likes of Palin from their shoe.

Posted by: mmax | October 23, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JRM2
MikeJ9116: Exactly what is it about Palin that qualifies her to be President?, name one serious policy issue that she can talk about in-depth and has actually come out with a plan for.
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Palin has the executive experience of running a state. What qualifies Obama to be an effective president? Being a community organizer? working with ACORN to set up brothels that use under age girls?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Palin is gearing up for a third-party run in 2012, heading either the Conservative ticket or the Constitutional ticket.

Posted by: Carstonio | October 23, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

To All Teaparty/ultra conservative posters:

Many of you continue to rely on associating anything you disagree with as being "fascist AND communist." Just because those two extreme positions have proven to be "bad" over the course of history doesn't mean they are the same thing.

In fact, they are antithetical.

Please do some research!

Posted by: rogied25 | October 23, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Maybe, just maybe, she endorsed him because she really believes he is the best candidate that fits with her views. They may not be your views, but it shows a lot of integrity to endorse actual beliefs and not the party line. I may disagree with her on some issues, but I find her honesty refreshing in the political realm where thieves rule.

Posted by: dnha | October 23, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

No one has ever confused Palin as being shred or intelligent. I'm beginning to think that she was the invention of the Democratic Party to take back the White House and Congress!

Posted by: jrussell1 | October 23, 2009 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: OhMy
I am always amused that so many posters have to start their comments by saying Sarah Palin is not stupid. If that woman's intelligence is not in dispute, why do you need to defend it.
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You should be able to answer your own question since you liberals have to start their comments by saying Obama is not a socialist/Marxist/facsist America hating liberal president that lied his way into the White House.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:51 PM | Report abuse
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Interesting that you assume that because someone does not think Sarah Palin walks on water, they are necessarily a liberal. However, my question remains the same. Why start your remarks by defending Palin's intelligence if you really really believe she is an intelligent person. Something wrong here.

Posted by: OhMy | October 23, 2009 3:57 PM | Report abuse

thebobbob,

All for a new party (or a revived GOP) that is actually based on principles.

Please explain to me what is fascist about being for lower taxes, less government spending, tighter borders, individual responsibility, and policies that promote the family.

As I recall from my history classes, fascism promoted government above family and individual. Thus fascist government provided health care, controlled industry, promoted government before family, and believed economic growth was achieved through government spending. Hmmm, sounds familiar to something taking place in Washington now.

Get it straight.

Posted by: TooMuchSoccer | October 23, 2009 3:58 PM | Report abuse

"Palin has the executive experience of running a state. What qualifies Obama to be an effective president? Being a community organizer? working with ACORN to set up brothels that use under age girls?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 3:55 PM"
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So, name one policy issue that she can talk about in-depth and has come out with a plan for.

Bet you can't

Posted by: JRM2 | October 23, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

MikeJ9116: "a self made, intelligent, accomplished, principled, wealthy WOMAN that has unlimited future potential."

You're talking about Sarah Palin, right? LOL what a sick freakazoid you are. How many times a day do you masturbate to Sarah Palin pictures?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | October 23, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I think Sarah Palin is good for the country. She will torpedo the GOP ship as they turn on each other arguing over who is most "conservative" while her supporters attack anyone who doesn't agree with them, with increasing vitriol and decreasing sanity.

And then we in the other 80% of the country can get on with our lives, namely cleaning up the mess that conservatives have made.

Posted by: leftcoaster | October 23, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Somebody said that Palin would govern the way Reagan did. You have got to be kidding. There is a big difference in the GOP of the Reagan days and the GOP of Palin. Palin belongs to that I am a Christian but doesn't do anything that Jesus would do club. She needs to take herself back to Alaska and go somewhere and sit down. The only people who are enchanted with her are people who are just like her. That is scary !

Posted by: bjlopez1130 | October 23, 2009 4:06 PM | Report abuse

The only "unlimited potential" Sarah Palin has is the potential of taking money from pathetic, lonely, paranoid, desperate rightwingnut saps like MikeJ9116.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | October 23, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

I have to LOL and ROFL on the first post. Obviously people do care because there are a lot of posts now.

Palin is a gift that just keeps on giving. She is splitting the GOP right down the middle. Crazies on one side (her side) and the rest on the other side.

If she is trying to make a move to migrate her cult to the Conservative Party oh please by all means do it! Democrats are going to be in power for a VERY long time. And she will be partially thanked for it.

Go Palin! yay!

Posted by: dlanet | October 23, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I can't get enough Sarah Palin, like a never-ending train wreck. I'd love it if she had a TV show.

Posted by: monongahela79 | October 23, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

I find it telling that Stephen Stromberg thinks that Dede Scozzafava is a "moderate". It is a stretch to call someone who supports Acorn, abortion on demand, gay marriage, $800 billion in stimulus gifts, and Obamacare a moderate - unless, of course, you are a leftist. Most analysts put Dede Scozzafava to the left of Bill Owen, the Democratic candidate.

Posted by: ptutini | October 23, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Keep watching Palin. She deserves study. Times are changing, and she may know something you and I do not.
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LMAO - oh gee, thanks. I really needed that laugh to start my weekend.

That lamebrain knows nothing. She's an opportunist, plain and simple. There is no substance to her, even after nearly a year that she ran for VP.

Posted by: itsagreatday1 | October 23, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Run, Sarah, Run!!
We Democrats love you!!!

Posted by: danw1 | October 23, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

"Socialism is at our doorstep"

I wonder if these people even know what socialism is, or do they just regurgitate stuff from Rush Limbaugh, O'Reilly, and Glen Beck? Jingoism.

Posted by: hdimig | October 23, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

From the Canada Free Press:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/16067#
"As you can see, accomplishment is the least of Mrs. Palin’s problems. Quite frankly she has a bigger wealth of accomplishment than Obama and his entire cabinet combined. There will probably be screams of outrage from the left on that one, but honestly, based on what this woman has done in the face of intense opposition from both sides of the aisle, Barack Hussein Obama is a rank amateur compared to her All Star performance.

So here is my estimation as to why she is so hated by the left. She is an accomplished, well-spoken housewife and mother; faithful to her God, husband, her children and to her constituents. She has a proven record of honesty and self sacrifice for the good of those who elected her. No wonder the left considers her such an incredible danger. She would be someone who could sit in the oval office with the complete confidence of the majority of Americans behind her. She had to be stopped at all costs because her record is truly unassailable outside of the realm of lies the liberals live in.

Sarah Palin’s character rests upon a rock-solid foundation of achievement."

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

"You liberals have to defend a socialist/Marxist/facsist . . ."

Come on now - at least get your terms right. There's no way to follow all of these simultaneously, to say nothing of the weakness of your ad hominem attack.

Posted by: tomd3 | October 23, 2009 4:16 PM | Report abuse

WHAT'S SO SURPRISING ABOUT WHAT TRAILER TRASH WILL DO?

Posted by: vanfrank | October 23, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

The very fact that you cannot stop writing about Palin shows us that she really scares you... You havent been able to tear her down enough eh ?? Now if she had been Obamas running mate you'd be writing sugary sweet columns on her !! Palin knows that Dede is a radical posing as a Republican. and shos doing the right thing by exposing her...One imposter {Obama} in our government is enough..

Posted by: JUNGLEJIM123 | October 23, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

MikeJ9116: You are so precious! Obama is a "socialist/Marxist/facsist"? Do you even know what those words mean? Please list some characteristics of our President that make you think he's a fascist. That's the way you spell the word, btw.

Posted by: monongahela79 | October 23, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Those endorsing Palin fall into two categories:

1) 30%: those who believe health care = fascism, foreigners and liberals are devils, flu vaccine is a satanic plot, and that we must "win" something or avenge 9/11 by occupying some place near Jerusalem or the continent of Mexico. These same folks may not go to the polls anyway, since they'll be worried that a woman president would violate divine law and make wives uruly.

2) 70%: stealth Democrats who will be tickled to see her nominated and ruin the GOP in 2012.

Posted by: jkoch2 | October 23, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Wishful thinking going on here. The rightwingers, out to wreck the Republican party and succeeding, will support the third party conservative that Palin likes. The Democrat will win the election handily.

Posted by: dudh | October 23, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

"Hoffman the Conservative party candidate? Yes. Endorsements are flying in (Fred Thompson, Dick Armey, Sarah Palin, Steve Forbes, etc. Money is being raised. News stories are being generated. He has the grassroots support and these are the people that vote in off-year elections. Posted by: TooMuchSoccer"

Sheesh, the last time they got that much political energy together in those parts, it cause Rip Van Winkle to take a forty year nap.

Just thinking about that crew makes me tired. Sleepy, sleeeezzzzz

Posted by: ceflynline | October 23, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

koolkat_1960,
So the best you can do to counter MikeJ9116 is to accuse him pleasuring himself? Seriously?

I'm embarrassed for you.

Posted by: BlueIguana | October 23, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are in a death spiral, and that is good news for America.

They are totally incompetent at governing, and have given up trying to govern.

They are now just a weird cult that thinks it's the One True Religion, and any disloyal or impure elements are purged from the ranks.

They're about as relevant as Scientology or the Moonies.

Posted by: ottoparts | October 23, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin has actually accomplished more than Barack Obama and his entire administration combined.

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

The GOP needs to unsaddle themselves with Palin and get someone with actual experience.

Posted by: callingallcars | October 23, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Stromberg is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts, regarding the upcoming three-way special congressional election in New York. In his PostPartisan posting, he takes conservatives like Palin to task for rejecting the Republican nominee, Assemblywoman Dede Scozzofava, in favor of Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party nominee on the basis of incomplete information.

It's disingenuous for Stromberg to characterize Scozzofava as a "moderate" twice --- without ever mentioning her Assembly voting record: pro-gay marriage, pro-union card-check legislation (not surprising since her husband is a union boss), pro-Obama's economic "stimulus" boondoggle and in favor of so many tax increases that even the Democrat in the race is making it an issue against her. If all that's not enough, she has run in previous campaigns on the ticket of the ACORN-aligned Working Families Party.

Why did Stromberg not mention any of this? Perhaps because, by his standards, that does constitute "moderate"? What's even more disconcerting, however, is that the Republican establishment in Washington is circling the wagons around Scozzofava in the face of opposition from its conservative base. That's why when I make political donations, it's directly to the candidates of my choosing, rather than through the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee or the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Oh, and one other thing: Is Stromberg prepared to eat crow if Hoffman wins?

Posted by: coffee2 | October 23, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

"Sarah Palin is not stupid." OLet's start by debating this subject. She's a wholly unqualified loser who we Alaskans can't stand and I'm a died in the wool Republican.

Posted by: Hannah3 | October 23, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

So I guess your story has a catchy title huh? Too bad its a lot misleading. Sarah Palin has the right to endorse anyone she chooses - or do you think she should have asked your permission first? She certainly is NOT the only major Republican who has made this endorsement. Hoffman has been labeled a spoiler by some, but he's looking more like a contender lately, with support from prominent Republicans, including former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes, have all endorsed Hoffman. But I guess they wouldn't have garnered the headline story, huh? Why don't you folks in the press just try, just try, to be honest in what you write? And how about allowing others to endorse whom they want without you holding yourselves up as the ones to judge it? How about trying that for a change? I promise you, you'd get a lot more respect if you did!

Posted by: Phil1957 | October 23, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

"She is feared"

No, she is a joke outside her cult, but I do fear what would happen if she ever got power.

She would be a worse President than Bush, and I never thought I would say that about anyone.

But I think America is done with retarded Presidents.

Posted by: ottoparts | October 23, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Hugo Chavez is a "Moderate Republican". Why is a liberal fascist like Stromberg so concerned about helping the GOP? Well ask yourself, what would the Harlem Globetrotters do without the hapless "opposing" team? The lib-nazis are afraid of Plin because she will do what needws to be done - get rid of the GOP, and go after the lib-nazis.

Posted by: doctorfixit | October 23, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

to Phil1957:

how about freedom of speach and the press? He is not disallowing anyone to do anything. He is writing his opinion which is his job. That's what opinion writers do, express their judgements. have you ever watched Fox news? How about you letting him have his freedoms?

Posted by: Hannah3 | October 23, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Archarito wrote:
"She is an accomplished, well-spoken housewife and mother; faithful to her God, husband, her children and to her constituents. She has a proven record of honesty and self sacrifice for the good of those who elected her. No wonder the left considers her such an incredible danger. She would be someone who could sit in the oval office with the complete confidence of the majority of Americans behind her."

You know, it's hard to decide where to begin here! How can you possibly say that she's been faithful to her constituents when she walked out on them halfway through her term of office? She is not honest, re: her comments regarding the "Bridge to Nowhere" and where's the self-sacrifice in bringing out a book with a huge $ advance a mere 4 months from leaving that office she did not faithfully serve? She considered to be a danger because she's worldly ignorant - she's great a spouting whatever a speechwriter puts in front of her, but I doubt she's ever had a serious thought enter her mind. The majority of Americans would never have any confidence in her, let alone complete confidence? To steal, and paraphrase, a line from Hillary Clinton, "can anyone in their right mind imagine Palin getting a phone call at 3am that required lucid thought?". Now, that's what scares the hell out of people!

Posted by: philasportsphan | October 23, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

The wonderful thing about living in America is change........

Obama has been in office for nine months and everyone expected for magic to occur.

It took eight years for things to get the way they are; the only miracle worker I know doesn't reside in Washington or Alaska...

Speaking of which, I could care less who
Gov. Palin endorses. She is not the head of the GOP; she's just a dullard posing as a sage. If the GOP expects to win anywhere, they need to back someone with real ideas and knowledge....

Thanks to the Post for wasting more space on this nonissue........

Posted by: Marrone | October 23, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I just don't see Palin running for President. I think she likes the sniping from the sidelines that her perch provides her now. She won't even test the waters in 2012. I think she is way too happy making the dough & working on the punditry side.

Posted by: nameit23 | October 23, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is indefensible sooooooooo...
The uber-left attacks Sarah Palin...

Just as the Bilderberger's attack your income by increasing the national debt...

The uber-left are like petty thieves doing the bidding of an international mafioso...

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Only in Washington could a candidate endorsed by Kos and ACORN be considered a "moderate" Republican.

Posted by: screwjob1 | October 23, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Scozzafava is a RINO who has taken ACORN money.
REAL Conservative Republicans, like Sarah Palin, are taking BACK the party.
People like Newt Gingrich need to sit back and go down in history. Period.

ALL RINOs and Dems will be out of a job next election.
Love the libs and the Palin Derangement Syndrome.
Can't wait till her book comes out next month and she appears on OFRAH.
The blogosphere will IMPLODE!
www.TeamSarah.org

Posted by: CoolPillow | October 23, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Archarito wrote:
"Sarah Palin has actually accomplished more than Barack Obama and his entire administration combined."

You really need to take 2 aspirin, go to bed, get a really good rest, and come back and join the real world when you're feeling better and your synapses are functioning! You're delusional!

Posted by: philasportsphan | October 23, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Palin has the executive experience of running a state. What qualifies Obama to be an effective president? Being a community organizer? working with ACORN to set up brothels that use under age girls?

Posted by: MikeJ9116
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I'm shocked. Don't you live in the USA? What qualifies Mr. Obama to be President? Why the Constitution of the US and the majority of votes, of course.

Mrs. Palin is erratic, not particularly bright, and speaks like George W. Bush on crack. If she can get the majority to vote for her, then she's qualified to be President.

And you are disingenous when you mention ACORN, Obama, and prostitution rings in the same sentence. That's typical conservative mudslinging. Shame on you.

Posted by: arancia12 | October 23, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Blunder??? You myopic beltway types just don’t get it. We don’t need two Democratic parties. We need a choice. If the GOP doesn’t provide it, we’ll look elsewhere. It’s that simple. BRAVO Ms. Palin. You go girl!

Posted by: jwpegler | October 23, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Archarito wrote:
"Barack Obama is indefensible sooooooooo...
The uber-left attacks Sarah Palin...

Just as the Bilderberger's attack your income by increasing the national debt...

The uber-left are like petty thieves doing the bidding of an international mafioso... "

Come on now, fess up, you're really Glenn Beck writing under a pen name - aren't you? You can't fool us! We know someone in bad need of a good nights rest and a stack of factual data when we see one - and you're definitely one!

Posted by: philasportsphan | October 23, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

No Sarah don't coach the Redskins! Please stay in Politics. You make me happy when skies are gray. You are my Sunshine and your followers make me laugh. Thanks y'all. Have a Great Weekend!
Go Redskins!!! Start Thanksgiving early and Roast an Eagle.
Ya Betcha!

Posted by: LogicNotRequired | October 23, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Palin appeals to the same people who elected Ronald Reagan. She presents herself well on television, mouths a lot of platitudes, and knows absolutely nothing about anything; just like Reagan. At least Reagan had one good idea about lowering income taxes; that was really overdue and it really did help the economy to recover from a recession. If Palin can rally people around one solid, meaningful idea, she can get elected. That's a scary thought, but it's true.

Posted by: ripvanwinkleincollege | October 23, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

This woman is a completely brainless idiot! It's distressing and unbelievable that there actually are people that are societally demented and destructively ignorant enough to support for her for any public office.

Posted by: Doowadiddy | October 23, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

" At least Reagan had one good idea about lowering income taxes"
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Reagan had five tax hikes during his tenure, he also turned a 55b deficit into a 3 trillion dollar deficit.

Higher taxes than Obama
Higher unemployment two years into his first term.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 23, 2009 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Ronald Reagan single handeldy creted the biggest deficit in real terms and in percentage terms in history second only to Geroge W. Bush. It was Reagan who laid the firm foundation for the collapse of the capital markets and the mess we are in today.

Posted by: Hannah3 | October 23, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

What about accomplishments? What has Sarah done to generate such enmity? From the level of vitriol the left throws out whenever just her name is mentioned she must have committed some pretty heinous crimes.

The following is taken from a blog entitled “Unbalanced Libra”. Here’s the link, ( http://www.unbalancedlibra.com/2008/09/sarah-palins-accomplishments.html# ) It is comprehensive enough to be pasted in without comment:

“Firstly, there is no government closer to the people than at the municipal level. Palin spent eight years in city government, winning a seat on the Wasilla City Council in 1992 mostly thanks to her opposition to tax increases. She went on to serve two council terms from 1992 to 1996. She was elected mayor of the fast-growing Anchorage suburb in 1996 and again in 1999. Mayor Palin had a record of reducing property tax levels, increasing municipal services and attracting new industry to her town. During her tenure in Wasilla, she was elected chair of Alaska’s conference of mayors.
Next for Sarah Palin was service as chair of the Alaska Conservation Committee, a board which regulates the state’s oil and gas industry. In this appointive position she began to gain what would become extensive and valuable knowledge and experience in the area of one of America’s most pressing issues - energy. It was in this job where Palin first really demonstrated the toughness, political courage and maverick spirit that would years later so impress presidential candidate John McCain.

She resigned in January 2004 as head of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission after complaining to the office of Governor Frank Murkowski and to state Attorney General Gregg Renkes about ethical violations by another commissioner, Randy Ruedrich, who was also Republican state chairman.

State law barred Palin from speaking out publicly about ethical violations and corruption. However, she was vindicated later in 2004 when Ruedrich, who’d been reconfirmed as state chairman, agreed to pay a $12,000 fine for breaking state ethics laws. She became a hero in the eyes of the public and the press, and the bane of Republican leaders.

The above is a de minimus excerpt of Sarah Palin's accomplishments from the following link...
From the Canada Free Press:
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/16067#


Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad Palin is still around to be the face of the GOP. The Dems are struggling a bit in the polls - it always helps their standing when Palin shows up to remind people of what could have been.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | October 23, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Why are democrats so worried about Palin? If it wasn't for the democrats bringing her name up, her name wouldn't come up at all.

Posted by: ahashburn | October 23, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Archarito wrote:
"Barack Obama is indefensible sooooooooo...
The uber-left attacks Sarah Palin...

Just as the Bilderberger's attack your income by increasing the national debt...

The uber-left are like petty thieves doing the bidding of an international mafioso... "

Come on now, fess up, you're really Glenn Beck writing under a pen name - aren't you? You can't fool us! We know someone in bad need of a good nights rest and a stack of factual data when we see one - and you're definitely one!
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Glenn beck is a liberal...

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I'll tell you what Sarah is thinking. She's thinking about this country, unlike the communists that control the Democrat Party. These people are dangerous folks.

Posted by: Kansasgirl | October 23, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Archarito: either stop taking the drugs or get some new ones.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | October 23, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

JRM2 and Hannah3,

Reagan's tax cuts generated record economic growth and in turn record tax revenue (the supply side effect). Tip O'Neil's Congress generated record breaking spending (deficit spending).

Reagan set in motion historical economic growth and he defeated Communism when he wasn't busy slaying inflation and unemployment (he destroyed the Phillips curve - look that up).

Carternomics or Reaganomics? Carter appeasement or Reagan War victory? No contest.

Not a bad 8 years.

I suspect you are an Obama supporter. Please list his accomplishments that are making this country a better place.


Posted by: TooMuchSoccer | October 23, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

So much bitterness and, yes, fear. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering (tongue in cheek to a degree). All the name calling and personal attacks get us nowhere fast.

Before any labels are assigned me, please consider that I am not affiliated with any political party and I DO vote in every election that I'm eligible to do so.

The point of this post? Please calm down. All the tension and anger are tiring. Every time I read posts like this and the ensuing comments, I am dismayed at the lack of critical thinking for the most part and the willingness to throw slurs and denigrate each other. What happened to common decency and respect?

Posted by: Suntali | October 23, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Jesus, this column is a boatload of stupid.

Just as the country is waking up to the fact that it is going bankrupt, the NY State GOP handpicks a Me Too Republican whose sole mission in life is to roll over and play dead for the Administration if she happens to win. So why should the NY-23 voters pick Pepsi when they can vote for Owen and get Banana Republic Coke? That's the whole point of Hoffman running, and the point that this column misses:

The Washington GOP is out of step with the rank and file of the Country. So, by the way, is the Administration. Sarah, on the other hand, is slowly but surely easing her way into where the center of the country happens to be.

Stupid liberals. All you people do is sit around D.C. and agree amongst yourselves. Too bad the country is leaving you behind.

It's not 2008 anymore. Get with the program.

Posted by: section9 | October 23, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

I keep thinking that John McCain must wake up at night in a cold sweat wondering what would have happened if they had won and he had to try to run the country and keep Palin under control.

Posted by: wendystevens | October 23, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin made her point. No matter how the election in NY goes, she made her point.
It was a point made on principle, which Liberals like Stromberg don't understand, because it is not part of their relative- values-of-the-moment landscape.


Posted by: fgoepfert1 | October 23, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

ahashburn wrote: Why are democrats so worried about Palin?
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I can't speak for others, but she doesn't worry me at all. In fact, like you, I hope she sticks around.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | October 23, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Palin spent eight years in city government, winning a seat on the Wasilla City Council in 1992
---which she quit

She was elected mayor of the fast-growing Anchorage suburb in 1996 and again in 1999.
--She left the town of Wasilla with an ovewr $20 million dollar debt.

Next for Sarah Palin was service as chair of the Alaska Conservation Committee
---which she quit (because of ethics violations? hahahahaha

---She eventually became Governor of the biggest welfare state in the union, which she quit. She fleeced the tax payers by charging the state for per diem for working from home and had the state pay to fly her kids around to events they were not invited to so they could watch their father race his snow mobile.

---She ran for VP in 2008 and lost the election for her running mate by playing the attack dog instead of giving a single good policy idea.

As it turned out nothing about this woman was true, she is, never was a fiscal conservative, she is no new kind of politician. She has no experience outside of Alaska and knows little or nothing about world affairs, geography, or even the most basic civic topics in government.

She is a big-time quitter and can barely even put together a coherent sentence.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 23, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Palin made no blunder, she simply stood firm against the perpetuation of left wing liberals attempting to call themselves Republicans. The conservative country is going to take back this government and eliminating phony conservatives is a start in that direction.

Posted by: rplat | October 23, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Palin is correct - the GOP HAS abandoned its core values. Why do you think people are running away from the GOP? It used to be that generally Republicans stood for conservative values - this is no longer the case. It's hard to distiguish a GOP from a DEM these days given the fact that they are all out of control fiscally and strategically. The fact that a GOP candidate would and does endorse a socialist agenda would be mind blowing to the GOP 20 years ago. So good for Palin. I, like her, will endorse any party or candidate that endorses conservative core values. The Republicans think they can act like a Dummycrap, smell like a Dummycrap, and vote like a Dummycrap and hope registered Repubs will vote for them just because they have a GOP label...no more! I say vote ALL of them out and lets start over!

Posted by: NO-bama | October 23, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

hi, guys,

ripvanwinkleincollege says it all! people love palin because she looks like an idiot!

in china, we have a say like this: "a really wise person always looks like an idiot".

anyway, just think about it, seriously, do you really want a leader who is far more supreme than yourself? i think no, except he/she must have a principle.

Posted by: chaujohnthan | October 23, 2009 5:14 PM | Report abuse

To Hannah3 I have NO issue with free speech. Far from it. And he is welcome to his opinion. I was pointing out however that his opinion strikes me as a bit arrogant, since the headline said Palin had blundered. I don't think she blundered, and apparently Fred Thompson, Dick Armey and a rather well known and successful business person named Steve Forbes do not either. The Media has free speech - but they are expected to report things accurately. As for Fox News - they are the only network that makes any effort to do so. Conservative commentators notwithstanding, the news arm merely reports the news, unlike their rivals who attempt to make the news. Big difference. Very big difference. Mr. Stromberg ignored all the other Republicans who endorse this candidate and led with a misleading headline about Ms. Palin, that implies something untrue - that she is alone in doing this. That is what I objected to.

Posted by: Phil1957 | October 23, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: HughBriss
Right now, Sarah Palin will do anything to keep herself in the spotlight.
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Actually, it is you liberals that wouldn't let her govern her state in peace. Every time she passes gas you liberals are there to smell it and analyze what she had to eat that caused it.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

To Palin supporters:

Do you realize people from other countries may read your posts?

They are going to think Americans are as stupid as Palin.

MikeJ9116 takes the cake. Has no arguments, no political knowledge, no facts, just inane insults that mean nothing.

Imagine anyone being so ignorant as to write "liberal/fascist"!

On the other hand, it would be great if he and all Palin supporters formed their own party. In the background, Dich Cheney and daughters would be pulling the strings as they went down, down, down...

Posted by: FedUp1 | October 23, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

The elites of the Democrat and Republican parties are tools of the banker controlled Bilderberger's...

Sarah Palin is chastized and subject to the vitriol by the elitist bankers ho control both the Democrat and Republican parties, because; they can't disparage her integrity and she represents the opposite of a banker controlled, One World Government...

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Sarah and her 15% of the population will march right off that cliff no matter what sound reasoning and logic you use.

So give it up, don't attempt, just watch, be amused, and thank the almighty for right wing entertainment. This is better than Fox. But the funniest thing of all is - they want to be taken seriously. LOL, LOL, LOL!!!!

Posted by: ScottChallenger | October 23, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: ottoparts
No, she is a joke outside her cult,
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Actually she is only a joke INSIDE your liberal cult. Obama wants to know if you are still drinking his Kool Aid?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

The only thing more entertaining than watching Sarah Palin trying to say something meaningful, is watching her supporters try to defend her.

Of course when she quit her job it was the liberals' fault!

Posted by: leftcoaster | October 23, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

To FedUp1,

Do you realize that people from other countries may actually be mpressed that there is this discourse without rioting in the streets?

They may, however, wonder how someone as ignorant merits a column.

Posted by: TooMuchSoccer | October 23, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: arancia12
I'm shocked. Don't you live in the USA? What qualifies Mr. Obama to be President? Why the Constitution of the US and the majority of votes, of course.
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Well, at least we both agree that it wasn't his past work experience.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Oops,

I meant someone as ignorant as Stromberg.

Posted by: TooMuchSoccer | October 23, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is the driver of a financial vehicle heading for a cliff, as he puts the pedal to the metal to soar this financial vehicle off the cliff; this, at the bidding of the international bankers who fill every seat in his administration...

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

With little else to do on a slow Friday i read through the scores of comment on the Palin endorsement of a conservative candidate. The shocking thing that I found was the these commentors were rude and ignorant, yet they seem to be voters. I grew up with a profound respect for all women whether politicians or plain everyday people. No nation whose leaders are se;ected by such an electorate can hope to survive

Posted by: gnowthi | October 23, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone note how when obvious liberals write things it is either hateful, scornful or inaccurate in how the facts are presented? All politicians quit one job to run for the next one. It isn't failure. The only job Sarah Palin quit without this being the case is the Gov's job, and she explained the reason. Her reason was reasonable and understandable. Anyone honest could see the truthfulness of what she claimed.

But what is really interesting to me, more than all the rest is that the critical comments have nothing to do with what she said about this endorsement. If you have nothing to say about what the story is about, why speak?

Posted by: Phil1957 | October 23, 2009 5:24 PM | Report abuse

gnowthi - Exactly!

Posted by: Phil1957 | October 23, 2009 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: monongahela79
MikeJ9116: You are so precious! Obama is a "socialist/Marxist/facsist"? Do you even know what those words mean? Please list some characteristics of our President that make you think he's a fascist. That's the way you spell the word, btw.
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Well, let me give you some examples. Obama has control of various industries like GM and Chrysler. Hitler did the same in Germany in the 1930s. He wants to socialize health care so that makes him a socialist. He has more czars than I can count that love Mao and communism. So yeah, Obama is a socialist/Marxist/facsist.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Amen MikeJ9116.

BTW, anyone notice that Obama's popularity has taken a historical dive or the WaPo story how the Obamanauts are distancing themselves from the losses that Dems are going to incur this cycle?

Hope and Change is now Give-up and Hang-on.

Posted by: TooMuchSoccer | October 23, 2009 5:37 PM | Report abuse

In every large group of people there will be a few who believe in things that have no basis in reality. Children believe in Santa Claus, but eventually grow out of it. Some adults believe in alien abductions, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or even Sarah Palin, none of which have no basis in reality. Luckily there aren't very many of them, but they sure know how to type!

Posted by: justmike | October 23, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: koolkat_1960
The only "unlimited potential" Sarah Palin has is the potential of taking money from pathetic, lonely, paranoid, desperate rightwingnut saps like MikeJ9116.
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Palin takes you liberals' pride, integrity and sanity based on the rabid responses you make on every article the WaPo publishes.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: FedUp1
Imagine anyone being so ignorant as to write "liberal/fascist"!
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I know that is a hard combination to pull off but Obama has done it and he is a Marxist and socialist too!

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: arancia12
Palin has some fantasy of starting the a new Know-nothing Party. Best of luck to her...
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We already have a Know-Nothing president so she will have to find another name.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Imagine anyone being so ignorant as to write "liberal/fascist"!
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I know that is a hard combination to pull off but Obama has done it and he is a Marxist and socialist too!

How fascinating that some of the writers who add their half a cent worth here are too ignorant of English to know the meanings of socialist, marxist, liberal & fascist. Still they bandy those terms around with confidence backed by arrogance and ignorance. They can only be Americans since that is who is who is arrogant, ignorant and is willful about it at all times.

Posted by: palnicki | October 23, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: justmike | October 23, 2009 5:41 PM

Here's a good example of what I wrote earlier. A comment that only puts down others - by making a comparison where there is no comparison to be made. Just so you know, justmike, there is no Santa Claus, there is no Bigfoot (at least not the storybook kind) -- but, justmike, there is a Sarah Palin. Try to differentiate the difference between real and not real. And here is another idea, try, just try, if you are going to post a comment - make it relevant. I know that is likely hard to do, but see if you can.

Now do you have a comment to make about what Sarah Palin said? If so, say it. If not, then go away. This is about the article. Either about what the writer wrote or what Sarah Palin said. But not your idiotic attempt at drawing comparisons what not exist.

Posted by: Phil1957 | October 23, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: koolkat_1960
How many times a day do you masturbate to Sarah Palin pictures?
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At least if I DID do this it would be toward an attractive woman. You do it toward a metro sexual male with dumbo ears and a God complex.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 5:53 PM | Report abuse

The lady is being consistent. She has decided that there is more money in being the darling of a Republican faction than being a leading Republican. I expect her to play to her base at every possible opportunity to keep those royalties and speaking fees rolling in.

Posted by: rwch1 | October 23, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

MikeJ9116:

>...Palin sure can't be any worse than Obama. I think she would govern in the same way as Reagan and that isn't a bad thing.<

Um, your buddy ronnie raygun threw us into triple-digit inflation, rampant homelessness, thousands laid off, he ILLEGALLY bused a union, and threw mental health patients out into the streets with no place to go. He also wasted thousands of dollars with his stupid "star wars" program and calf-eyes nancy had her dumb "just say 'no'" program. In short, ronnie was a waste.

Posted by: Alex511 | October 23, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: FedUp1
On the other hand, it would be great if he and all Palin supporters formed their own party.
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You liberals had better hope and pray she forms a third party. If she gains control of the Republican Party it will spell doom for the Democrats and you liberals for decades to come.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Um, that should be busted a union.

Posted by: Alex511 | October 23, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

hi, ceflynline:

you are murdering me, too many things which i don't know, which i don't want to.

sorry for that, but i think they must be good to eat. would you give sth to eat? that's all what i want now.:-)

kidding, just hope you have a cup of coffee, and cut loose.

Posted by: chaujohnthan | October 23, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

"...Palin is not stupid..."
Posted by: rwyoung | October 23, 2009 2:44 PM

Actually you are wrong, Palin is STUPID.

In fact, if the dictionary had photos next to word entries, Palin's photo would appear next to the entry for the word "stupid" (as well as next to the entries for "moron", "ignoramus" and a number of other unflattering words).

Posted by: jjedif | October 23, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Now do you have a comment to make about what Sarah Palin said? If so, say it. If not, then go away. This is about the article. Either about what the writer wrote or what Sarah Palin said. But not your idiotic attempt at drawing comparisons what not exist.

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A little humor-challenged, huh, Phil? My point, if you missed it, is that believing in Sarah Palin's ability to become Preident is like believing in Santa Claus, unless that's a comparison what not exist.

Posted by: justmike | October 23, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse

MikeJ9116: "...Palin sure can't be any worse than Obama. I think she would govern in the same way as Reagan..."

Reagan (a washed up actor who couldn't act) was a rocket scientist compared to Palin. In fact, Palin may be the most ignorant person ever born.

Alex511 | October 23, 2009 5:55 PM
"Um, your buddy ronnie raygun threw us into triple-digit inflation..."

Reagan created more deficit in eight years that did all U.S. presidents before him combined.

And Reagan was personally responsible for the murders of up to 200,000 indigenous Mayans in Guatemala since the U.S. armed and trained the Guatemalan army.

And Reagan sold the terrorists who run Iran weapons illegally to block the release of the hostages so that Carter would take the blame (aka Reagan committed treason).

And Palin just got back from China, where she palled around with communist dictators, so she, no doubt, would sell her own parents or her children into slavery if she could make a buck and increase in own power.

Posted by: jjedif | October 23, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

justmike | October 23, 2009 6:03 PM

No I'm not humor challenged. And its not what you said. Back to what I said.

If you have something to say about either the article or what Ms. Palin said - say it. If not, what's the point?

Posted by: Phil1957 | October 23, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

The stupidity of the Palin believers is beyond measure. It took her 5 years to get a degree in journalism -- we aren't talking law or science, journalism. As mayor of Wasila she took a town and left it in debt to the tune of $20 million, had herself a nice house built "under the table" and didn't care that crime and drug use were out of sight. For her support a Republican governor appointed her as the civilian board member on energy - when she was expected to show up and know what she was talking about she quit. She was governor of Alaska for about half of her term and went from total unknown and liked to being known and despised. She's no different than thousands of others but wake up -- she is an uneducated woman trading on her looks and connections with one goal -- make money from as many fools as possible. Maybe this is the Republican dream, it sure isn't mine.

Posted by: Lemon7221 | October 23, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Doowadiddy
This woman is a completely brainless idiot! It's distressing and unbelievable that there actually are people that are societally demented and destructively ignorant enough to support for her for any public office.
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How strange. I feel the EXACT same way. Except it is toward Obama.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

PALIN, GINGRICH AND SUCH ARE LOSERS TRYING TO MAKE A FEW BUCKS FROM THE UNINFORMED AND LESS EDUCATED.

Posted by: dv1236 | October 23, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

The Republican candidate in the race is a far left, anti-life (with abortion industry awards to prove it), soft on unions, tax and spender.

Gov. Palin is right to oppose her, and to support Hoffman, a solid mainstream candidate. The governor's courage and independence in this instance will be rewarded.

Posted by: thebump | October 23, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

"How strange. I feel the EXACT same way. Except it is toward Obama.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:14 PM "
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Completely brainless?, Harvard Grad, first AA to head the Harvard Law Review.

Harvard does not reward poor students.

Posted by: JRM2 | October 23, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: palnicki
How fascinating that some of the writers who add their half a cent worth here are too ignorant of English to know the meanings of socialist, marxist, liberal & fascist.
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OK everybody, let's all bow to the omnipotent one who calls himself palnicki. It will make his ego grow even larger. He has a ways to go before it is nearly as large as Obama's.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: rwch1
The lady is being consistent. She has decided that there is more money in being the darling of a Republican faction than being a leading Republican. I expect her to play to her base at every possible opportunity to keep those royalties and speaking fees rolling in.
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You are going to be SHOCKED at just how big her Faction" is in the upcoming years. These limp d!ck Republicans that are fighting her know their ride on the gravy train will be over if she gains control of the Republican Party. They will either have to become real conservatives or she will support people that are and get them voted out of office. Palin is a REAL conservative and the status quo politicians know this and it scares the hell out of them.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Alex511
Um, your buddy ronnie raygun threw us into triple-digit inflation, rampant homelessness, thousands laid off, he ILLEGALLY bused a union, and threw mental health patients out into the streets with no place to go. He also wasted thousands of dollars with his stupid "star wars" program and calf-eyes nancy had her dumb "just say 'no'" program. In short, ronnie was a waste.
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I bet you think the sky is green too. BTW, I suggest you educate yourself about what branch of government sets the budgets. it is Congress and during Reagan's first term it was controlled by the Democrats.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:27 PM | Report abuse

We need a top 10 "fifteen-miutes-of- famers" kind'a like the football BSC ratings:
I wold rank Ms Sarah in the top 10 along with Kate and what's his name, Michael Jackson, the baloon boys daddy, and the entire cockpit of dumbo's who managed to fly a plane load of potential victims right past Minneapolis.

If they ever have a 'Homecoming Queen' at the BSC national championships, I nominate the ex-gov wink-anator. She'd be honored (ya betch'a).

dick

Posted by: Fiftyeight | October 23, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

We need a top 10 "fifteen-miutes-of- famers" kind'a like the football BSC ratings:
I wold rank Ms Sarah in the top 10 along with Kate and what's his name, Michael Jackson, the baloon boys daddy, and the entire cockpit of dumbo's who managed to fly a plane load of potential victims right past Minneapolis.

If they ever have a 'Homecoming Queen' at the BSC national championships, I nominate the ex-gov wink-anator. She'd be honored (ya betch'a).

dick

Posted by: Fiftyeight | October 23, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Alex511
Um, that should be busted a union.
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Don't sweat it. It is hard to type cogently when the foam from your mouth is dripping all over your keyboard.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

If you disagree with Sarah Palin, you must be sexist. i mean, if it's a valid argument against the Obama bashers, surely it must work both ways, right? i KNOW liberals NEVER engage in hypocrisy. thats a republican thing, right???
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What happens if you are a female who thinks that EX-Gov (please remember the EX- all you Palin supporters)Palin is an idiot? As a female who believes Palin was unqualified to do more than breath, am I a sexist? As a person who has lived in the US, and now lives outside the country, I wonder if all of Palin's supporters realize how amazed the rest of the world was as we watched supposedly intelligent people attempt to convince Americans that this woman was qualified in any way to deal with an international stage.

Her ignorance of politics was an ongoing comedy routine, as demonstrated admirably by Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, David Letterman and herself. Her lack of command of the English language (mangled speech in interviews and debates) caused people who looked at English as their second language to cringe. Her right-wing Taliban attitude made true followers of Jesus cry as we watched her mangle the love expressed by Jesus into hatred for all who did not agree with her. Her hatred induced rhetoric, showing decisive intent to ostracize to any who opposed her showed that as a leader Palin had no ability to unite, but only to instill anger and forment divisions between Americans.

While I may be disappointed in a lack of action on some of President Obama's policies and wishes, that disappointment cannot match the relief I feel that McCain/Palin never got near being elected to lead the US.

Posted by: alysheba_3 | October 23, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

The definition of "fascist", directly quoted from Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary, is "a person who is dictatorial or has extreme right-wing views." Socialism, which places power in the community as a whole, is the polar oppposite of fascism. (That tired example of Hitler is inapposite -- Nazis hated socialism and liberals.) Anyone who accuses Obama of being both a fascist and a socialist doesn't know what they're talking about.

Posted by: emm2 | October 23, 2009 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jjedif
Actually you are wrong, Palin is STUPID. In fact, if the dictionary had photos next to word entries, Palin's photo would appear next to the entry for the word "stupid" (as well as next to the entries for "moron", "ignoramus" and a number of other unflattering words).
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OMG!!!! You have me in stitches. Not because of what you said is funny but that you would use such and old and lame joke as an attempt at making a witty response!

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Palin can't compete in brain power with Tina Fey. Americans only need to be concerned about her if she gets elected.

Posted by: KHMJr | October 23, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JRM2
Completely brainless?, Harvard Grad, first AA to head the Harvard Law Review. Harvard does not reward poor students.
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I know! Who would have thought that even with those credentials Obama could be such a big screw up? I guess he was on the affirmative Action Plan at Harvard. You know the one that insures you graduate based on the color of your skin?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's latest blunder? That would be a good name for a daily column. Most days you could have hourly updates.

Posted by: mhwebster | October 23, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Stromberg is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts, regarding the upcoming three-way special congressional election in New York's 23rd District.

He takes conservatives to task for rejecting the Republican nominee, Assemblywoman Dede Scozzofava, in favor of Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party nominee, but it's disingenuous for him to characterize Scozzofava as a "moderate" twice --- without ever mentioning her Assembly voting record: pro-gay marriage, pro-union card-check legislation (not surprising since her husband is a union boss), pro-Obama's economic "stimulus" boondoggle and in favor of so many tax increases that even the Democrat in the race is making it an issue against her.

If all that's not enough, she has run in previous campaigns on the ticket of the ACORN-aligned Working Families Party.

Why did Mr. Stromberg not mention any of this? Perhaps because, by his standards, that constitutes "moderate"?

What's even more disconcerting, however, is that the Republican establishment in Washington is circling the wagons around Scozzofava in the face of opposition from its conservative base.

That's why when I make political donations, it's directly to the candidates of my choosing, rather than through the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee or the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Posted by: coffee2 | October 23, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: alysheba_3
What happens if you are a female who thinks that EX-Gov (please remember the EX- all you Palin supporters)Palin is an idiot?
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I would have to guess you might be a a hypocritical member of NOW or some other fair weather woman's organization. You know, the ones that only defend women that share their political ideology.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Hey, MJ9116, do you have a life at all, other than basically saying the same thing at least 50 times here?

Posted by: justmike | October 23, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

PaPosted by: KHMJr
lin can't compete in brain power with Tina Fey. Americans only need to be concerned about her if she gets elected.
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Well, don't wait. Obama got elected and we have this concern regarding him TODAY! Obama is like that guy from the movie "Men In Black" that has the little guy sitting inside his head operating him like a puppet. The trouble is that little guy is George Soros and he wants to destroy this country from the inside out.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mhwebster
Sarah Palin's latest blunder? That would be a good name for a daily column.
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You could run it next to one the has 24 bullet topics covering Obama and Bidens hourly blunders for the day.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: justmike
Hey, MJ9116, do you have a life at all, other than basically saying the same thing at least 50 times here?
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I guess I have about the same amount of life as you since you COUNTED the number of times I posted.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Best case scenario-
Sarah Palin campaigns for Bob McDonnell same day that Pres. Obama campaigns for Creigh Deeds.

Posted by: Gracefulboomer | October 23, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Gracefulboomer
Best case scenario-
Sarah Palin campaigns for Bob McDonnell same day that Pres. Obama campaigns for Creigh Deeds.
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You could dig up Hitler and have him campaign for McDonnell and he would still win the governor's race.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 6:54 PM | Report abuse

I guess I have about the same amount of life as you since you COUNTED the number of times I posted.

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Yeah, right, I actually wasted my time counting your stuff- it was a modest estimate, which I'm sure you've already exceeded. Guess what, by now we all know where you're coming from, so why not take a dinner break or something? Otherwise people might get the idea that you just discovered how to type and are ego-tripping over it.

I breathlessly await your comment...

And by the way, quit besmirching my good name- I'm pretty sure I've had it longer than you have.

Posted by: justmike | October 23, 2009 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Well, ya gotta admit, Palin gets a lot of attention: look at the number of posts on this article for example.
She doesn't CARE who wins or loses because of her
endorsement. She only cares about the amount of attention she is receiving and she is being successful in that.
The people who love her, love her and that's it. AND, she may be calculating that something like 20% of the current Republican Party, oh excuse me, I meant to say, 20% of Americans who identify themselves as members of the Republican Party, actually DO love her and want to see her representing them on the national scene.
O.K. Let her fight the good fight and see who wins in the end.
That is the American Way, after all.

Posted by: cms1 | October 23, 2009 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Republicans have been sneering at intellectuals (code for smart people) for a long time, like that pointy-headed Adlai Stevenson in 1952. The GOP has embraced anti-intellectualism as some sort of badge of honor. Sure enough, the last really smart Republican president (or VP candidate) was Nixon, 35 years ago. Intellectuals are derided as "elitists."

George W. Bush showed what happens when one of these anti-intellectuals gets into power. And the GOP keeps pushing people like this toward us. Sarah Palin is just this season's Dan Quayle. She's not intelligent or principled, and she's not supposed to be. She's an anti-intellectual and a low achiever, which Republicans try to conflate into some kind of populist authenticity. Undaunted by Bush's lengthy résumé of disasters, the GOP wants to do it again. I saw a "PALIN 2012" bumper sticker the other day.

It's not a radical idea that the President of the United States should be smart. The Republicans have staked out an unfortunate strategy.

Posted by: rbmurals | October 23, 2009 7:08 PM | Report abuse

I want make a comment but, let me leave this wreck alone. On second thought she is a "blunder"-doesn't take much for her-so far she has managed to make her own bed and lay in it. So, all we really need to do is sit back and watch the show.

Posted by: Scar1 | October 23, 2009 7:08 PM | Report abuse

A Sara Palin endorsement=No chance in hell

Posted by: kubrickstan | October 23, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

A Harvard education doesn't convey god-like wisdom. There are way too many Harvard B-schol grads who seem to have their fingerprints all over this economic crisis.

Who else could Sarah support? The other choices are a liberal lawyer who is on the board of a bank (the fox in the hen house?)and a hippo-shaped RINO . The RINO's husband seems to have called the police on a reporter who apparently was asking the RINO questions with a reasonable tone of voice.(shades of the Obama media control nazis)

Quo warranto, B.O.?

Quo warranto, B.O.

Posted by: SlovenianWonder | October 23, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

"Your take may be a little too quick, Mr. Stromberg. Palin is not stupid, though it is popular for the establishment, Republican and Democrat to treat her that way. She is feared - which is why many marginalize her." --rwyoung

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Really rwyoung?....Bwah,Hah,Hah!!!!

Posted by: Godhimself1 | October 23, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Palin is getting too much credit from people here. She is not a wise strategist nor someone with some kind of great secret knowledge. She is an ideologue who seems to actually enjoy appealing to the fringe. Don't be surprized if she spends 2012 speaking at gatherings of militia nuts, anti-abortion terrorists, and/ or white supremacists. Rev. Bookburn - Radio Volta

Posted by: revbookburn | October 23, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

"…..she will have alienated a GOP establishment desperate to reconstruct past majority coalitions that included moderates…."

You just don't get it.

*Sigh*

Your ignorance of the Obama/Dem opposition is astonishing.

Coupled with your strict adherence to Obama/Dem Talking points makes it clear to all you just want to 'fit in' at DC-area parties.

My diagnosis concludes that you are brain dead. Please step-aside so a smarter person can take your place at the Post.

Posted by: murf1 | October 23, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

holdonasecslick, geez, Your on the usual righty roll! There is no such thing as a conservative! Republicans conservatives have no idea what the word conservative means, out side of being totally selfish and mean! Financially, show me any conservatives who don't love spending unlimited dollars on war! We've wasted trillions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and not only have gotten over 5,000 of our kids killed, thousands injured (not to mention the bloodshed we have caused civilian populations in both countries) and that is ok--right? But god forbid we spend far less financially on national health care to keep everyone from getting sick and to help take care of those who become sick so that they don't die or go bankrupt! You Republican Conservatives really don't care squat about America! All you really care about are your extremely selfish selves! The only thing you want YOUR money spent on is on the military and trying to regulate everyone's moral lives! You my republican/conservative idiots are the most unpatriotic people in this country! And sadly, hardly any of you or your offspring ever served this country in any way, military or otherwise! You speak up a big game, but are totally unable to walk your the talk! All you ever talk about is "YOUR MONEY", like its really your money running government! You are probably using so many tax breaks and shelters at your upper income level that the couple of pennies on the dollar you actually spend in taxes probably goes to fund the 30 or 40 coffee breaks republican/conservative congressmen take each day in between doing everything they can to make sure government doesn't work! If government is not there to take care of the general welfare of the people, then, why do we need government at all? And by the rant and standards that republican/conservatives display 24/7, it is obvious you far-right idiots don't feel we really need government period! Right??

Posted by: yankeechess | October 23, 2009 7:25 PM | Report abuse

I'm a little confused: Did you suggest McDonnell is a moderate?

Posted by: linda_521 | October 23, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

I know conservatives don't care what exists outside the Us but i can assure you of one thing, Palin in any position of power dealing with the rest of the world would diminish the status of the Us so much that you might never recover. Hei you are still trying to recover from 8 years of neocon foreign politics (economical military and diplomatic), I should say very successful ones...hah!

Posted by: biglio | October 23, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

A common reaction here is that people fear Palin. The comment reveals more about the accuser than the accused.

Why would a detractor fear a rival who has resigned from office in her first term, cannot answer the most elemental questions about foreign or domestic policy, and whose national approval numbers are at 40 percent?

Fear? More like astonishment that such an empty suit draws so much adulation.

Posted by: zone22 | October 23, 2009 7:31 PM | Report abuse

The arrogance of the struggling print media is reminiscent of the American automobile manufactureers in the 1970s. Both industries have tried to foist a flawed product (cars and information/news ) upon the American people

Posted by: SlovenianWonder | October 23, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

"Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska, went public with an endorsement today in the race in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, and in true Palin-style, she rocked the conventional wisdom by endorsing the Conservative Party Candidate, not the Republican.
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Palin pulled no punches, and the old-guard Republican country-club set must have felt like she landed one right in the groin as she wrote, "And best of all, Doug Hoffman has not been anointed by any political machine.”

Peggy Noonan must have been overcome by the vapors upon reading that line, but it got better as Palin continued.

Palin lauded Hoffman while simultaneously lambasting the GOP and its lack of any moral or ideological rudder, even evoking the name of Ronald Reagan.
[...]

In case you haven’t been paying attention, more and more people in poll and after poll, including the latest Presidential approval polls, are abandoning the two major “parties” like rats scurrying from a sinking ship, and are choosing instead to label themselves as “Independents”.

It is this very spirit that drives the TEA Party and 9/12 movements, as well as other grass roots movements, like ResistNet that continue to grow in numbers even as both traditional parties shrink.

With every new Facebook entry, both the DNC and GOP cringe, then deny that Palin matters. It must genuinely irk them to no end that Palin can get border to border and coast-to-coast coverage from a single Facebook entry. This must keep the Obama's and their TV scheduler up at night.

Palin has stood tall on all the issues from her right-on-the-money, “death panel” commentary about Obamacare, to the courage she shows today in her willingness to buck the GOP and endorse a Conservative Party Candidate. Palin is re-writing the tired old rules every day."

From the Cypress Times...
http://www.thecypresstimes.com/article/News/National_News/PALIN_MAKES_HEADLINES_AND_SCARES_THE_GOP_SILLY_WITH_ENDORSEMENT/25382

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Palin is once again being crystal-clear on what she believes. You may not like it, but we know exactly what she stands for and who she supports.

Such honest is a strange concept to Stromberg - another cynical, useless, political odds-maker and commentator in DC Obamaland.

Posted by: pgr88 | October 23, 2009 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Poster A:

""Sarah Palin is not feared by true Americans, but loathed.
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You are just another clueless liberal. As a liberal you should be scared of Palin because she is political poison to people like you. Keep believing what your liberal slave masters tell you to believe. It will make your future disappointment in Palin's continuing success sting all the more.""

Posted by: MikeJ9116

Poster B:

""Palin's lifetime record is one of mediocrity and stupidity. Six colleges, babbling interviews, half-term governor, etc. etc.

To those that think she has any insights on matters of importance, or that she could ever be elected President, you are sorely delusional.""

Posted by: menaman


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I think poster 'A' is the perfect example of who poster 'B' is speaking of.

BTW, excellent comment, menaman

Posted by: Godhimself1 | October 23, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Stromberg is like a naked ho on a street corner trying to get atttention...

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 7:41 PM | Report abuse

zone22:

>Fear? More like astonishment that such an empty >suit draws so much adulation.

nah, you admited "much". so it is your turn to think over it again. and go back to us.

unless you think the other way beyond us ordinary "much". actually, we can be that stupid. this is true, get in touch.

Posted by: chaujohnthan | October 23, 2009 7:41 PM | Report abuse

murf1 the idiot is back! Palin is and has always been a hooker who knows all about foreign affairs because she can see Russia across the sea! O'h yea, forgot, she also saw some pictures of Paris and Moscow in the newspaper once, yup-per, now that is what I call intense experience in foreign affairs! Also forgot, she once saw a picture of Rush Slimbaugh, so that also means she has met great world leaders! If you really want to be conservative murf1, please do leave this country and planet and spread your sorry seed on some lonely asteroid! Because you are only worthy of loneliness! O'h, I forgot, you are a physical (not fiscal) conservative right! You must be French as they are know to have smelly bodies in their quest to take no shower so as to CONSERVE water! Man, the smell that must radiate from your body--glad I'm not standing next to you! Do us aqll a favor before your next ranting post--Please do look up the meaning of conservative in Webster's! It might enlighten your pea for a brain!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 23, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

From Sarah Palin's resignation speech (verbatim),

"We were purchased as a territory because a member of President Abraham Lincoln's cabinet, William Seward..."

Stop right there. Not Abraham Lincoln's cabinet, Andrew Johnson's. Alaska was purchased during the Johnson administration. At the very least, I would expect the then-governor to know that fact. Or have the wherewithal to fact-check her speech before delivering it.

But here's a link:

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2009/07/palin-speech-edit-200907

Posted by: Skowronek | October 23, 2009 7:47 PM | Report abuse

I think Stromberg is wrong about Huckabee running agaisnt Palin...
I have more respect for Huckabee than Stromberg...
I don't think the bankers could offer Huckabee enough, to run against Palin...
I don't think Huckabee would even accept the offer, if they offered him the position of anit-christ, which some might take!!!

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 7:49 PM | Report abuse

"In case you haven’t been paying attention, more and more people in poll and after poll, including the latest Presidential approval polls, are abandoning the two major “parties” like rats scurrying from a sinking ship, and are choosing instead to label themselves as “Independents”."


I tend to think of independents as moderates, politically between liberals and conservatives. However, I sense that many new "independents" are simply conservatives who think the republican party isn't conservative enough.

Good luck with that.

Posted by: mikem1 | October 23, 2009 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Well she is MORE qualified to be PRESIDENT than Obama.
Posted by: MikeJ9116

'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
Delusion is the ability to totally deny reality or at the very least, perversely warp reality to fit that person's perception of what's real. Mike, you are delusional.

Posted by: Godhimself1 | October 23, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

I tend to think of republicans as liberals and democrats as anti-christ's...

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 7:56 PM | Report abuse

fr rwyoung:

>...She is feared - which is why many marginalize her....<

The ice queen?? Feared??? Oh puhleeze. Probably the ONLY way she is "feared" is people wondering what stupid thing is going to come out of her mouth this time!

Posted by: Alex511 | October 23, 2009 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Fear Palin?? Please! I want her to run for president!! Just so she can show off to this country and the world the stupidity of the Republican/conservative movement here! We really need this so called "soccer Mom" to run and get smashed so the rest of the world can see that Americans have finally found their senses and that totally stupid-ignorant-uneducated-intellectually deficient-morally corrupt is finally unacceptable in the USA and no longer the fad! Now, to all you Palin lovers, common and admit you like stupid sexy politicians running your life! Bet you think she'd make a great war president--right?? Puke!! All this really shows is that all Palin lovers are well below the intellectual level of worms and share a common DNA!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 23, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

I tend to think of republicans as liberals and democrats as anti-christ's...

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 7:56 PM | Report abuse

===

LOL. I've read enough of your posts to see the truth in that. Good luck :-)

Posted by: mikem1 | October 23, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Good for Palin!! That shows that she places her mouth and vote where her money is!!

Let's face it -- there is a lot of democratic female resentment against her. She has done so much more than they have, yet the democratic women talk about it only!! (Oh, did I forget to mention her appearance -- well, add that as well!!)

Posted by: wheeljc | October 23, 2009 8:01 PM | Report abuse

> yankeechess
"No man did more for the American Revolution.....(than did my namesake) than he did over an extended period of time...
It IS my DNA to expose tyranny...

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Why would a Republican support a candidate endorced by ACORN and the unions as Scozzafava. That woman is not a Republican and she has no business running under that party label. She isn't even a moderate Repub. How hilarious that both she and the Dem are both endorced by ACORN and the unions. Her platform is exactly the same as her Democrat opponant.

Palin was right to endorce Hoffman. He IS the true Republican. Scozza is a fraud and if she does get elected if won't be long before she switches sides.

Kudos to Palin for being smart enough to spot a fake.

Posted by: ddc09 | October 23, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

I totally love being anti-Christ! But it is kind of difficult to be so, when he and his so called "father" are a total myth and lie perpetuated upon mankind! But have to admit recently that I was seriously thinking of becoming an Evangelist preacher so i can get in on the scam of ripping millions of innocent ignorant fools out of their money and into my coffer! I mean, I could live the life-time wish of a republican/conservative--a tax free life! Hey, maybe I can make up there is a God and I am his son just returning!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 23, 2009 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: alysheba_3
What happens if you are a female who thinks that EX-Gov (please remember the EX- all you Palin supporters)Palin is an idiot?
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I would have to guess you might be a a hypocritical member of NOW or some other fair weather woman's organization. You know, the ones that only defend women that share their political ideology.

Posted by: MikeJ9116
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Then you would be a fool. I support intelligent women, be the left or right wing. Drives my husband crazy.

Posted by: alysheba_3 | October 23, 2009 8:11 PM | Report abuse

hi, guys:

i have to say goodbye to you now, i am tired, wanna get sth to eat. my conclusion is that:

those who support palin, are all idiots, imbicles. simpletons.

those who object palin, should have done a better job, you failed to rescue me from palin's mind control, for now.

help! help! i am dying!


Posted by: chaujohnthan | October 23, 2009 8:13 PM | Report abuse

hi, guys:

i have to say goodbye to you now, i am tired, wanna get sth to eat. my conclusion is that:

those who support palin, are all idiots, imbicles. simpletons.

those who object palin, should have done a better job, you failed to rescue me from palin's mind control, for now.

help! help! i am dying!


Posted by: chaujohnthan | October 23, 2009 8:13 PM | Report abuse

well, this is my last post concerning Palin.

Why?

Because she's done with. Over. Finito. Kaput.

She only lives for the attention from idiots who give it to her and for the expensive clothes campaigns will buy for her.

I sincerely hopes she walks to Russia from her house and, of course, drowns after an arctic sheet melts under her.

Posted by: topwriter | October 23, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Archarito, Tyranny is the republican/conservative dictatorship this country just amputated! Tyranny is forcing people to go to war, spying on citizens without due cause, imprisoning citizens and others indefinitely without due cause, denying council and right to a trial! And forcing control over the personal life of citizens!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 23, 2009 8:17 PM | Report abuse

What the GOP needs to understand is that Palin cost McCain far more votes and endorsements than she got him. I would bet that her votes could be tallied easily by counting the GOP voters in the states where Senators voted against the recent Hate Crimes legislation. These are her people and Huckleberry's people ... and Romminey doesn't have too many more than they do. They can't win. A Pawlenty is their best shot unless he blows it by alienating moderates just like McCain did by choosing Palin.

Posted by: paris1969 | October 23, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

>> skowronek

Re: Palin got it wrong...
It looks like VanityFair got it wrong again, as usual...

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h230.html

"William H. Seward, secretary of state under both Lincoln and Johnson, was an ardent expansionist. He was committed to the spread of American influence throughout the Pacific as a means of enhancing the nation’s trade and military standing.

Russia had been interested in selling Alaska for a number of years. The region seemed to have little value and was remote and hard to defend. Negotiations with the United States were opened during the Buchanan administration, but came to a halt with the opening of the Civil War.

Seward actually began negotiations with the Russians before receiving authorization from Johnson. Nonetheless, when the outline of a deal was presented to the cabinet, Seward was surprised to find little opposition. The agreement was signed in March 1867 and transferred Alaska to the United States in return for a payment of $7.2 million, amounting to a price of about 2.5 cents per acre for an area twice the size of Texas.

The treaty was ratified by the U.S. Senate by a single vote.

Criticism in the press was harsh, portraying the newly acquired wasteland as “Seward’s Folly,” “Seward’s Icebox” or Johnson’s “polar bear garden.” It was not until the 1890s with the discovery of gold that public attitudes regarding Alaska began to change."

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Palin is an idiot and you don't fear idiots who are intellectually inferior! Palin and Bachman would make a great porno duo women only act! Stockings, heels, bondage and spankings!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 23, 2009 8:23 PM | Report abuse

>> yankeechess

As bad as it was under Bush, it is much worse under Obama...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Very presumptious of you, Mr. Stromberg. But my GOP better get more conservative or it won't be winning any elections. The herd the RINOs into the tent philosophy got us Obama.

And what if Hoffman wins, Mr. Stromberg?

Someone get the writer a towel to wipe all that egg off his face.

You should put tobasco on crow, too.

Posted by: ReaganTMan | October 23, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Republicans have gone completely nuts. You guys think Barry Goldwater was a "squish." Ideological purity will kill the GOP, and maybe already has, Sarah Palin standing proudly on the deck of the Titanic. I don't think very many people will miss you.

Posted by: rbmurals | October 23, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Puleeeze stop it. "Palin makes a blunder". A Republican woman endorses a Republican man who is campaigning for office. This must mean she is clearly dumb,bad, ugly, stupid,wrong, mediocre, idiotic, and any other adjecives a thesarus will provide. Face it, you are fearful of this active woman and want to destroy her reputation because you scared she can win. One writer wants her to die in a drowning accident. This is hatred, not politics.

Posted by: drzimmern1 | October 23, 2009 8:47 PM | Report abuse

What is this Definition of Conservative by the GOP...

I have no idea what they mean by CONSERVATIVE..

I do know one thing..
they are horrible at governing the country.

Fei Hu

Posted by: Fei_Hu | October 23, 2009 8:58 PM | Report abuse

I notice that most of the diehard conservatives here can't spell. Probably their heroine can't either.

Posted by: chaszzzzz | October 23, 2009 9:07 PM | Report abuse

But of course knowing how to spell and write properly is probably another of those liberal sins that are destroying the country. Maybe we should conserve ourselves back to the 19th century when the Know Nothing Party was popular with the ignorant of those days.

Posted by: chaszzzzz | October 23, 2009 9:11 PM | Report abuse

I don't particularly like Palin. But, this section of the Post is called PostPartisan for a reason. I don't read opinion articles from the Post any more since the Publisher tried to arrange elitist meetings between high-level politicians and wealthy business people. How's that going any way? After all, we were told the meetings would eventually occur in spite of the obvious conflict of interest concerns.

Posted by: JHG_sec405 | October 23, 2009 9:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing Mr. Stromberg got a call from the White House telling him to write a column about Sarah Palin to distract readers from his previous negative column about the Obama administration. And gee, it worked!

The Ministry of Propaganda thanks you.

Posted by: jcp370 | October 23, 2009 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Seward pursued westward expansion with zeal, not Alaska. We were first given an opportunity to purchase Alaska in 1859.

Abraham Lincoln appointed him Secretary of State in 1861 and he served until 1869. As Secretary of State, he argued that the United States must move westward. Proposing American possession of the Danish West Indies, Samaná, Panama, and Hawaii, only the Brook Islands were annexed.

The U.S. purchasing Alaska was really a default, as the British chose not to purchase it when approached.

Alaska became our territory under Johnson, however.

And whereas the said Treaty has been duly ratified on both parts, and the respective ratifications of the same were exchanged at Washington on this twentieth day of June, by William H. Seward, Secretary of State of the United States, and the Privy Counsellor Edward de Stoeckl, the Envoy Extraordinary of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, on the part of their respective governments, Now, therefore, be it known that I, Andrew Johnson, President of the United States of America, have caused the said Treaty to be made public, to the end that the same and every clause and article thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this twentieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, and of the Independence of the United States the ninety-first.

[L.S.] ANDREW JOHNSON
By the President:
William H Seward, Secretary of State

Posted by: Skowronek | October 23, 2009 9:19 PM | Report abuse

I have two words for Stromberg....who cares?

Posted by: Dodgers1 | October 23, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

TYRANNY!
Bilderberger's control both parties and the finances to instigate tyranny and their one world government...
The Bilderberger's hate Sarah Palin because do not expect to be able to control her to help them instigate their tyranny...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Geze: she's NOT the brightest bulb in the box! You've gotta hand it to her, though: she's a consistent blunderer.

Posted by: drjillshackford1 | October 23, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Stromberg says Gov Palin did a "dumb" thing. The dumb thing is that Stromberg thinks it is dumb!!

rogied25, Please believe me that being a fascist/communist is a really bad thing. Too many of those czars around Obama describe THEMSELVES as being communists, Marxists, or listening to Mao!! This is really bad. You are talking SLAVERY bad.

If these candidates think Palin is stupid, etc. they would not ask her to come campaign for them and help them raise money. Last I saw she had raised $184,000 for Hoffman. If you little pinheads want to think she is stupid, that is your progrogative. I think you, like Mr. Stomberg, may be the stupid one.

Posted by: annnort | October 23, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Comparison to Reagan is interesting but does not hold up. Reagan was marginalized and dismissed by Liberal Politcal Est. True, but he was a man of some intellectual substance and political acumen.

Posted by: richdys | October 23, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin does not play well with others. And this move was not a blunder. It was inevitable.

Palin is not the Mike Huckabee of 2012 because she doesn't have Huckabee's smarts. She is the Governor George Wallace of 2012 or the Ralph Nader. Take your pick. Sarah Palin will be a 3rd Party candidate in 2012. I can't wait to see the Republicans, who have been defending her, eat their words.

Posted by: robin1 | October 23, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse


i love it. palin's doing exactly what she said you'd do, and she doesn't really care whether everyone likes it or not. a more courageous and truthful politician has not been created. she sure beats anything presently in residence at the white house.
dennisintn

Posted by: dennisintn | October 23, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

The One sure knows how to make cold turkeys go warm and warm turkeys go cold..playing hide and seek with the blind..duffery..ha ha ha...I smell the blood of an Englishman..remember Fee Fi Fo Fum...

Oopsie..suffer from Midsummer madness in Fall,,when I see or hear about this moron..

Posted by: mdsubramonia | October 23, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Sarah is the best thing to happen for the Democratic Party. The only time that dummy opens her mouth is to change feet and add more voters to our team. Keep up the good work bimbo!

Posted by: tuttlegroup | October 23, 2009 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Almost 10% national unemployment; 17% if those who have gave up looking are counted; 14.2 trillion dollars in debt and counting; the dollar at all time low; 32 plus czars; attacks on the press; private companies and citizens and on free speech; waffling on Afghanistan while US soldiers die; the take over of banks, insurance and auto companies; a grab for 20% of the economy via health care; Iran flexing its military and soon nuclear muscles - and all Stromberg can think of is hitting the girl. Hey Stromberg,it's not Palin who has no political power, the real problem is in the White House and in Congress!

Posted by: philphat | October 23, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

I am a moderate republican and I also despise Palin.

Sarah Palin is nothing more than a shallow, grandstanding populist whose "real America" is no more representative of the scope and diversity of our culture than is Beijing, China.

We need leaders with common sense--capable of calm, well-reasoned thought and careful deliberation--with a broad education, and with brains, and Palin demonstrably possesses NONE of these qualities.

That such a callow, narrow-minded woman actually got close to being our VP is both appalling and depressing.

That she considers people who speak and present their views articulately, have graduate degrees, and actually know what they are talking about, as being 'elitist' is stupefyingly callow.

As an experiment, if Palin were not a physically attractive woman, but rather a balding, fat, middle-aged man, she'd be nothing more than a quickly forgotten smudge in the history books.

What does that say about her supporters?

One very positive thing she might do for the GOP is to lead that gaggle of illiterate misfits that support her away from the party and into oblivion, where they can whine and soccer-mom/Joe Six-pack each other to death, allowing the GOP to once again lead with intelligence, wisdom, and foresight rather than with divisiveness, contempt, and ghost-written rhetoric.

Until that time, the GOP will suffer--bottom line.

.

Posted by: Frank57 | October 23, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Please everyone, don't be so stupid! Hoffman and Scozzafava have no chance! They are splitting the votes between republicans and conservatives which has doomed them in liberal NY! Democrat Bill Owens has no such problems as he will win all the democrat and liberal votes, and will most likely pick up some republican votes if the trend in NY and the North east is any indication! The latest polls have Owens ahead 33%, to Scozzafava 29% and Hoffman a distant 3rd at 20%. This seat in a heavily republican district is forecast as a Democrat pickup! Thank you Hoffman for getting into the race! Hoffman's entry has all but assured a voter split between the conservative and republican candidates and just about guaranteeing a Democrat pickup! So, hate to give all you republican/conservatives, but Palin and Bachman who already are not very well respected in most NY circles and other conservative campaigners will make little difference to Hoffman! Hoffman can only steal votes from Scozzafava, which will only make Owens margin of victory even bigger! So, every pro-Hoffman blogger here can forget about this race! Its over! And another northeastern republican seat lost! Why do you idiots who claim political savoy think Obama chose Republican Congressman John McHugh as Sec. of the Army? He ain't stupid! He knew this would open up a house seat in a republican district that Democrats could successfully target and guess what folks! Its working!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 23, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

I doubt she'll run for president. She's shown in all kinds of ways that she doesn't want to do the real work that politicians have to do if they actually get elected. She just wants to be a celebrity and be on TV.

Posted by: herzliebster | October 23, 2009 10:24 PM | Report abuse

"The strident liberal hatred of Palin is tiresome."
Posted by: nivbri21

Kinda like the strident Huckabee hatred of Obama?

Palin is a caricature of what your father's GOP used to be. May she live well, prosper, and continue to alienate mainstream voters so the Democrats can finally pass a health care reform that is not just another sell out to lobbyists.

Posted by: coloradodog | October 23, 2009 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Her endorsement is the kiss of death in most of the country. I give her credit for resigning, it was not a hard choice. Stay and face ethics investigations and people you rubbed the wrong way or do speeches, sell a book, go on Oprah spending 1/10th the time making 20 times the coin.

Posted by: jameschirico | October 23, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is kept alive by the media to kick up controversies like this mostly to get ad revenue.

If she does run for the Presidency, she will never get past the Republican debates.

Posted by: pattr1 | October 23, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: hacksaw
I don't see how anyone can defend such a fool of a woman.
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Sure you do. You liberals have to defend a socialist/Marxist/facsist on a daily basis like Obama. You aren't doing it very well but then I doubt anyone could polish a terd.

Posted by: MikeJ9116
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(a) Socialist, Marxist and Facsist (sic) are not one and the same thing. They are three distinctly different systems. Pick one but he can't be all three simultaneously.

(b) It's turd, not "terd"

No wonder you're a Palin supporter; you're as ignorant as she is.

Posted by: windrider2 | October 23, 2009 10:33 PM | Report abuse

It's always interesting when people who actively seek Sarah Palin's failure offer her their advice or critique her efforts.

It's also interesting that people who claim Palin is not a Presidential contender spend so much time trying to discredit her. You would think that if she were the detriment to the Republican Party that they claim she is, they would just keep quiet. But, no, she seems to be their number one target.

Posted by: amazd | October 23, 2009 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Palin is right to oppose her, and to support Hoffman, a solid mainstream candidate. The governor's courage and independence in this instance will be rewarded.

Posted by: thebump

_____________________

Duh? Where have you been? She's no longer "Gov. Palin" She quit, abandoned here elected responsibility, resigned, walked away for more fame, money and glory as Ann Coulter's identical cousin.

Posted by: coloradodog | October 23, 2009 10:37 PM | Report abuse

@massaganists.

Oy! It seems those who love Palin the most are as well-educated as she isn't.

What really breaks my heart about most of these comments is that they're just basic knee-jerk hate reactions. On both sides. America has lost he ability to reach a consensus.

We've taken the incredible gift of democracy, won with great bloodshed, toil and tears, and have turned it into name-calling match where nothing ever gets done. Partisans, on both sides, would now do anything to see their "enemies" defeated and their initiatives fail. The disease is getting much worse each year as groups focus on hatred and revenge.

It's strange that so many Palin supporters still exist when it's clear that McCain's long slide began precisely when he picked her. When people found out about her in depth they discovered McCain had made the most serious mistake of his political career.

The sad part is that her most fervent male supporters like her simply because she is "purdy." They're happy to admit it, too. They always seem to put her looks ahead of any other achievements: "You're all afraid of this beautiful..." are how most of their comments begin, as if looks were somehow related to the ability to govern.

The truth is that McCain elevated Palin to a position she did not merit by telling the US he thought she was presidential material. Now, she'll most likely spend the rest of her life trying to prove that she deserved that elevation and that she was truly fit to lead. And she will do it in typical Palin fashion by leaving the leadership position in Alaska she was barely qualified to hold without understanding how that act was her political death-warrant.

She's bought into her own PR and the siren call of horny republican men who just want to see her naked. What she's probably destined to learn is what so many wives of pols of both parties know: as soon as someone younger and prettier comes along, she'll be yesterday's news.

Democrats are right. There's nothing to fear from Palin. She's shown she's capable of making moderate republicans vote democrat. What democrat wouldn't love such an inadvertent and ardent fifth columnist?


Posted by: Peggy_M | October 23, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Palin is very smart in this. You underestimate her at your peril. If the Republican Party does not realign itself and lose the old Rhinos and bring in the conservatives that are moving to the Independent Party it will continue to lose seats.

Small government, lower taxes, defend the Nation and protect the Constitution. If the Republicans do not figure this out there will be a viable third party formed in this Country.

Posted by: Bubbette1 | October 23, 2009 10:47 PM | Report abuse

palin did just exactly what she said she'd do. not only is she intelligent, courageous, and truthful and honest, she loves her country and has faith in americans to make their own decisions and run their own lives.
i can't even look at obama with hearing him telling a west coast commentator that coal was history, that they could dig all they wanted and build furnaces for it, but he was going to tax them out of business. a week later, he's telling the cheering pennsylvania coal field folks how we put a man in space in l0 years and there was no reason we could have clean coal for decades. i think obama and biden lie out of habit as much as to deceive. they just don't seem to be comfortable with the plain unvarnished truth.
dennisintn

Posted by: dennisintn | October 23, 2009 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who thinks Palin is intelligent is just showing their own die-hard republican stupidity! She may, or not be great in bed, and maybe not bad looking! And even had an affair with one of her husband's business associates! She is unintelligent, lies through her teeth, is a cheater, had to go through five or six different colleges in an effort to get a degree, says she's against teen pregnancy, condoms and the such while her daughter is getting knocked up (great influential parent--failed more to the point), has ethics charges galore against her as Alaskan Governor, a quitter who doesn't have the commitment to complete a full term as governor, as not well educated or illiterate, cannot handle interviews unless they are scripted, over-spends republican campaign funds purchasing thousands of dollars on clothes for herself and family! And the list goes on and on! And this is the type of empty and shallow candidate many conservatives find appealing?? You just got to be kidding, right? This is the person you want controlling the Nuke button? Negotiating with heads of state? Well, ok, probably might have some success there if she went to bed with some of them! I heard a rumor that when she met with France's Sarcozy at the U.N., they might have had a one-night-stand! That's what I call using all of your available assets! Common folks, if this all the conservatives have to fall back on in 2012, the Dems will have a field day! And I can't believe that conservative/republicans are stupid or ignorant enough to believe that that empty head could ever have the slightest tiniest chance to defeat an incumbent president as popular as Obama! But hey, let the GOP exhaust all of their finances on an extremely futile endeavor! It will deplete their already scarce treasury and make it much harder for them to fund far more realistic races!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 23, 2009 10:57 PM | Report abuse

>> yankeechess

Your numbskull, inaccurate, illiterate, rant against Sarah Palin is motivated by a hate for God evident from your posts earlier here today.
I think you are a paid pro-one-world-government shill.

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: windrider2
(a) Socialist, Marxist and Facsist (sic) are not one and the same thing. They are three distinctly different systems. Pick one but he can't be all three simultaneously.

(b) It's turd, not "terd"
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As for comment (a) I know they are not all the same there genius. Obama is all of them wrapped up in one person. It is a hard feat to accomplish but he has managed to do it.

As for comment (b) I intentionally misspelled it because I figured it would trip the WaPo's word filter. I guess a TURD like you would know it wouldn't trip it.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: coloradodogDuh? Where have you been? She's no longer "Gov. Palin"
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Hey wingnut, ever notice they still call ex president by the title even when they are no longer president? The same goes for governors.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 11:15 PM | Report abuse

This Iowa Democrat has no disagreements with your use of the phrase "Iowa social conservatives". They may make a difference in Republican circles, but are not by any measure a power in the state. People who live social conservatism are less numerous than people who talk social conservatism. And they're living in a state far better known for its progressive politics.

Posted by: dubhlaoich | October 23, 2009 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Peggy_M
Oy! It seems those who love Palin the most are as well-educated as she isn't.
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Oy! Do you realize you just said Palin supporters are well educated or she is?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Bubbette1
Small government, lower taxes, defend the Nation and protect the Constitution. If the Republicans do not figure this out there will be a viable third party formed in this Country.
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Very astute point. This third party will mop up independents, conservatives and 30-50% of the Democrat Party. It will replace the Republican Party and, IMO, this might not be a bad thing.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 11:20 PM | Report abuse

This makes me laugh... roflmao
http://texas4palin.blogspot.com/2009/10/some-personal-thoughts-on-endorsement.html

"The media buzz today will be mostly about one aspect of the endorsement -- Sarah Palin distancing herself from her party. But she has also distanced herself from her potential rivals for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, should she decide to seek it. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee decided to play it safe, and neither made an endorsement in this race for a congressional seat in Upstate New York. Newt Gingrich -- in the words of the Grail Knight in "The Last Crusade" -- "chose poorly" by backing the liberal Republican. But by declining to take a stand, the same can be said of Romney and Huckabee. The two will be remembered for their failure to take a stand when the race for the White House begins in earnest -- no guts, no glory. For his part, Tim Pawlenty had to admit that he has not been following the race and therefore knew little about it. Governor P needs to have a talk with the aide who prepares his daily news briefing. And to think that it was Sarah Palin who took the heat for supposedly not reading newspapers..."

Sarah Palin IS the smartest leader on the planet...

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I was wrong as dennisintn has just proven! republican dummies abound! and as for Bubbette1 please don't exhibit your stupidity and ignorance so openly!

"Small government, lower taxes, defend the Nation and protect the Constitution. If the Republicans do not figure this out there will be a viable third party formed in this Country."

Yea right! You can't have small government and a large military complex! It takes trillions of dollars to fund the military and defend the nation! And please on defending the constitution! The only belief republican/conservatives constitutionally is their die-hard right to bare arms! Unless they are talking money, they do not believe in free speech as they are so pro-censorship its ridicules! If they had their way, every school book would be banned excepting their bible! They say they don't want government being intrusive in their personal life and in matters related to health care, but they are the same ones who want to intrude on a woman's personal health choices regarding pregnancy, and don't mind the government spying on them, listening in on their phone conservations, monitoring what they are reading at the library and what they are doing on the internet, all without warrants or due cause! They are the same ones who want to force their moral/religious values one everyone in violation of the constitution! As for lower taxes, Republicans, most of whom evidently are rich, have created and used so many loopholes, that they either pay no taxes or far fewer taxes then the average middle-classed family! Yup-per, they want a strong military, and are in favor of on-going wars, but they don't want to pay any taxes to fund their expensive hobbies that have run into the trillions of dollars over the past 8 year or so! Republicans are wimpy crybabies who would all run and hide if we were invaded by another nation! republicans talk big when it comes to the military, but hardly any of them or their offspring has or would ever dare enlist to really fight for America! The conservative/republican party is truly a yellow dog chicken "S" party!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 23, 2009 11:24 PM | Report abuse

palPosted by: dennisintn
in did just exactly what she said she'd do.
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Careful there Dennis. These rabid liberals posting here can't get their mind around the concept of a politician doing what they say and in accordance with their stated beliefs. They think politicians have to act like Obama to get elected. That is lie through their teeth and hope no one remembers the lies once they are in office. Liberals can't win elections telling the truth because they would have to tell us they are socialist/Marxist/fascist American hating liars with absolutely no common sense.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Archarito
Sarah Palin IS the smartest leader on the planet...
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She also acts according to her personal beliefs and not by what she thinks is politically expedient. Quite refreshing from a politician.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Archarito,boy you are dense! You my enemy deserve Palin! Smartest leader on the planet? You can't lead if you quit idiot! You must have nude pinups of her plastered all over your house! And believe me, when I call you an idiot that is being way to over complimentary as I am giving you way too much credit! You can take your hands out of your crotch anytime soon! Wouldn't want your wife to know she's been replaced!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 23, 2009 11:32 PM | Report abuse

If only Sarah Palin actually mattered anymore. John McCain took a gamble and lost, big time! Sarah Palin was a big part of the reason why. Newsmedia bias was the other.

Posted by: GordonShumway | October 23, 2009 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Archarito,boy you are dense! You my enemy deserve Palin! Smartest leader on the planet? You can't lead if you quit idiot! You must have nude pinups of her plastered all over your house! And believe me, when I call you an idiot that is being way to over complimentary as I am giving you way too much credit! You can take your hands out of your crotch anytime soon! Wouldn't want your wife to know she's been replaced!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 23, 2009 11:32 PM | Report
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ROFLMAO
When people graduate after earning their GLOBAL Leadership degree in half the time, as Sarah Palin did as Governor of Alaska; some people get very JEALOUS.

Posted by: Archarito | October 23, 2009 11:41 PM | Report abuse

Response to an early post by rwyoung: NO! She's stupid. Very pretty, but really stupid. Any fear arises from the fact that Bush was probably far more stupid and a heck of a lot less pretty. Unfortunately, if enough money was spent to promote it (and spread lies about it's opposition), America would elect a brick. As for Palin knowing something that "you and I don't," I fail to see how skinning a moose....

Posted by: psst_limbaugh_keep-ranting_satan | October 23, 2009 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: yankeechess
And believe me, when I call you an idiot that is being way to over complimentary as I am giving you way too much credit!
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How is that "Hope and Change" thing working out for you? I would say it isn't so good for the country. Unemployment at 9.8% and rising, trillions of dollars given to Wall Street fat cats, massive budget deficits for decades, rationed health care, more new taxes than anyone can count, $1,800 per year higher energy costs per family with the Cap and Tax Bill, troops are dying in Afghanistan while Obama dithers away, Obama shreds the Constitution's guarantee of Freedom of speech by demonizing his dissenters, the Olympic committee told Obama to pound sand, Obama is too lazy to write a bill himself so he has Pelosi do it for him and we have a bunch of crazy a$$ czars running around trying to enact their socialist utopia. Is that the change you expected, idiot?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: psst_limbaugh_keep-ranting_satan
As for Palin knowing something that "you and I don't," I fail to see how skinning a moose....
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Since she was governor of a state I suspect she knows a hell of a lot more than you.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 23, 2009 11:52 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Stromberg's take here, except for one thing. I take this endorsement as further evidence that Palin is unlikely to run in 2012, and really is trying to anchor the GOP on the far-right.

Democrat Owens is pulling well ahead in the special election and is now a clear favorite, and the Conservative Party's Hoffman may actually finish ahead of the Republican candidate. Don't overlook that while most of this district has not been represented in the House by a Democrat since the mid-19th century, prior to both the Civil War and the birth of the Republican Party, Obama narrowly carried the district last year so the district has clearly been trending away from Republicans. McHugh, Obama's nominee for Army Secretary who has represented this district in recent years, is clearly a moderate Republican. The Republicans' only shot in this district was to nominate a moderate, which they did. Again we are seeing that the Republican Party's rightward shift of recent years is causing great difficulty in areas outside their narrow geographical base.

Posted by: OHIOCITIZEN | October 23, 2009 11:56 PM | Report abuse

The explanation is that she's gearing up for a run on the Alaskan Independence Party, her husband's old America-hating secessionist party. I'm sure that that will be fine with Michelle Bachman, who will say that those people qualify as "real Americans" too, even though they want to leave the Union.

Republicans are just very weird people.

Posted by: B2O2 | October 24, 2009 12:06 AM | Report abuse

MikeJ9116, first off, do you know the real meaning of Fascist? Bet you don't, right?

Secondly, the healthcare bill has nothing to do with rationing, death panels or the like! Those concepts were invented and are used for multi-billion dollar profits by the private insurance industry! Medicare is government run! Please do show me were it has death panels and rationing! The VA Hospital healh care system is government run! Please do show me were they have rationing and death panels! Medicaid is government run! Please do show me where there are death panels and rationing! The insurance program that is provided by taxpayer dollars for our Congressmen and Senators is government run! Please do show me where the death panels and rationing are!

It seems to me a death panel is one that decides who gets coverage or who does not for serious expensive illnesses! Private insurers have death panels! On a regular basis, if one of their insured comes down with a serious and costly illness, the insurance companies will do everything in their power not to provide coverage, looking for loop holes in contracts to null and void them! Because the insurance companies are not in the business of caring about people! They are in the business of cutting expenses and losses to enhance their multi-billion dollar profits! And they not only do not really care if someone dies, they do everything in their power to enhance death so they don't have to provide costly coverage!

I have never seen a government run program ever do this! Whether its Medicare, Medicaid, The VA Hospitals, the Chips program, etc.! If you believe differently, please do provide proof that any of these government run health care programs have death panels, rationing, or the likes! These are all lies perpetuated by dishonest or ignorant people like your self!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 24, 2009 12:11 AM | Report abuse

OHIOCITIZEN, your wrong on one thing, the last polls clearly show Hoffman running dead last with 20% to Dede's 29% and Owens is leading with 33%! with the election only a few weeks away, I don't see how Hoffman can even make up the 9% point gap between himself and Dede, let along catch Owens! Hoffman has worked out well for Owens by virtually guaranteeing a Republican loss of this seat because of the vote splitting! If Hoffman wasn't in the race, all Dede would have to do is pick up half of the conservatives who certainly wouldn't vote for Owens and it would seem that she would have easily won the seat! But Hoffman has assured not only a democrat victory, I wouldn't be surprised if the endorsements of Palin, Bachmann and Armey play right into Dede's hands and garnish her more votes away from Hoffman! Even though the 23rd district is heavily republican, they are mostly moderate republicans and not die-hard conservatives! It looks like Hoffman is finished! I'm hoping the GOP national party heavily wasted their already sparse campaign funds on this race!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 24, 2009 12:27 AM | Report abuse

mikeJ9116, as usual, you don't know how to read! The latest energy report:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lower heating fuel prices combined with anticipated milder weather should result in lower heating bills for U.S. households this winter, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) - and that is welcome news for consumers in these uncertain economic times, the Alliance to Save Energy said today.

The Alliance added that employing energy efficiency measures around the house can reduce heating costs even further, while making homes more comfortable and lowering their carbon footprints.

The 2009-10 Winter Fuels Outlook released today by the Energy Information Administration says the average U.S. household's heating bill for the 2009-10 season will be lower than last winter's by $84, or 8 percent. The Alliance has projected that the average U.S. household will spend a total of $2,200 for home energy in 2009.

"Heating accounts for 31 percent of the typical home's energy costs," said Alliance President Kateri Callahan. "So using energy efficiency measures to lower those heating bills will keep real money in consumers' pockets. Simply tightening up your home and insulating sufficiently to avoid sending precious warm air 'out the window,' for example, can cut yearly heating bills by up to 20 percent."

Homeowners also can consider defraying part of the cost of certain energy-efficiency upgrades by taking advantage of federal tax credits in place now through 2010.

So Mike, when are you going to read and do some real research before you blab off incoherently with your total bs lies! Are you so blinded you can't see the truth even when it is presented to you in black and white?? Your probably an elementary school student who should go back to mommy and ask her why your wrong so often!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 24, 2009 12:37 AM | Report abuse

SARAH PALIN is the ONLY governor in USA who attacked corruption with vengeance.She dispatched several Republican(Rino)crooks in prison.She went after Big oil company crooks and won,BIG TIME!!!

She enjoyed 83% approval in Alaska,HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER GOVERNOR
IN ANY STATE,AT ANY TIME!!!

After Chicago thugs filed numerous phony,frivolous ethic charges,she was cleared of every one them,she made a brilliant political move:
Instead of playing Chicago thugs game,she resigned Alaska governorship and freed herself to do bigger and better things.

In few months she became very wealthy,went to Hong Kong and made
over $300,000 for 90 minutes brilliant speech!!!

Willy Brown,ex Mayor of San Francisco(no fan of SARAH PALIN),calls
her POLITICAL GENIUS!!!!!!

SARAH PALIN THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF USA !!!!!!



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Posted by: Milan111 | October 24, 2009 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is not running for office, so she can do whatever she chooses. Remember she entered into Alaska state government as a reform agent. She went after corruption in Alaska, but could not sustain her leadership style. She was forced out of office by more powerful politicians. She resigned from office, in exchange for a "get of jail card." Sarah Palin is no longer a player in Alaska state, since she resigned from office.

Not sure why the media continues to take her seriously. She resigned from elected office. Sarah Palin is not running for anything.

Posted by: rmorris391 | October 24, 2009 12:45 AM | Report abuse

SARAH PALIN with small,brilliant post on
Bookface and two wards "death panels"
practically killed Obamacare!

Who else in America could have done that???

WHO???!!!

GIVE ME THE NAME !!!!!!

SARAH PALIN WILL RUN,KICK ASS,TAKE NO
PRISONERS AND TAKE THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!

Posted by: Milan111 | October 24, 2009 12:59 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: B2O2
The explanation is that she's gearing up for a run on the Alaskan Independence Party, her husband's old America-hating secessionist party.
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How bad did it hurt when you pulled that out of your arse?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 1:22 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: yankeechess
MikeJ9116, first off, do you know the real meaning of Fascist? Bet you don't, right?
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Here we go again. Another liberal thinking he is a top tier Mensa candidate. Sure I know what one is and Obama has done a good job of emulating them. Government control of banks, insurance companies, the auto industry etc. Obama has taken a play right out of Hitler's playbook.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 1:26 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: yankeechess
Even though the 23rd district is heavily republican, they are mostly moderate republicans and not die-hard conservatives! It looks like Hoffman is finished! I'm hoping the GOP national party heavily wasted their already sparse campaign funds on this race!
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You don't get what this is all about. It has little to do with winning one little seat in the HoR. This is the start of the battle for the soul of the Republican Party.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 1:29 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: yankeechess
mikeJ9116, as usual, you don't know how to read! The latest energy report: blah, blah, blah. Quit drinking the Soros Kool Aid, grow some common sense and pull your head out of Obama's arse. It will double your IQ.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 1:37 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: yankeechess
mikeJ9116, as usual, you don't know how to read! The latest energy report: blah, blah, blah.
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Quit drinking the Soros Kool Aid, grow some common sense and pull your head out of Obama's arse. It will double your IQ.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 1:37 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: rmorris391
She was forced out of office by more powerful politicians. She resigned from office, in exchange for a "get of jail card." Sarah Palin is no longer a player in Alaska state, since she resigned from office.
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Pretending you have inside knowledge of Palin's decision making process only make you look like an idiot. Stick to what you actually know, which could fill a thimble.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 1:40 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Milan111SARAH PALIN with small,brilliant post on
Bookface and two wards "death panels"
practically killed Obamacare!

Who else in America could have done that??? WHO???!!! GIVE ME THE NAME !!!!!! SARAH PALIN WILL RUN,KICK ASS,TAKE NO PRISONERS AND TAKE THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!
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Palin is playing these libtards like a banjo. They don't even realize it. They just keep reacting to her like Pavlov's Dog at her whim. God help these brain dead liberal when she takes off the gloves and really starts punching them in the face.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 1:44 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin: A Liberal Lament

"Last night I saw upon the stair
A little woman who wasn't there
She wasn't there again today
Oh, how I wish she'd go away..."

-- [Apologies to William Hughes Mearns

Posted by: wfnaegele | October 24, 2009 1:47 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a refreshing political entity: honest, intelligent, down to earth, and capable of independent thought and action. She will win. Both in terms of overturning the weasels in the Republican leadership, and also in ushering a rebirth of the ideological foundations of this country: individual freedom, the return of Main Street over Wall Street, international realism, an end to racial politics, and the reduction of the ever growing monstrosity known as the Federal Government.

Politically, she is playing chess, while everybody else is playing checkers. She is that good.

Posted by: GGlass | October 24, 2009 1:50 AM | Report abuse

Seems like some journalists are tunnel-visioned and have forgotten the message that Sarah Palin gave during her campaign. She was a conservative first, Republican second. And with the way the GOP has gone left of center, this is her message that the Party has left conservatism.

Since Palin announced her endorsement for Hoffman, he's received even more from other well-known people. Hoffman's name is now on the lips of people. Those who didn't know who he was sure do now. He's gotten national recognition because Palin gave her endorsement.

Don't sell Sarah Palin short. She writes on Facebook and she turns the political scene upside down. It was because of her that the public was made aware of the healthcare bill and the affect on senior citizens. And the force was so felt that those in congress removed any semblance of a "death panel" from the bill.

So now we have Sarah again, offering her voice and it's a loud voice letting Republicans know that just because they wear the elephant on their sleeve, it doesn't mean you're automatically going to be voted into office. Wake up, Republicans. And journalists, don't be so quick to smear the little lady from Alaska. She's more powerful than you think.

Posted by: maria_russell | October 24, 2009 1:59 AM | Report abuse

mikej9116, palin already tried kicking "A" with McCain, but unfortunately, she drew so many RR wackos like your self to her rallies, she turned off the Republican moderates who showed up to vote for Obama or just didn't vote at all! McCain lost because of her! She certainly wasn't kicking "A" in Alaska when she resigned! She couldn't take the heat! Plus she is a cheater who lied to her husband when she had an affair with a business associate of his! She left Alaska because she would have been convicted of ethics charges being brought against her by the Republican senate in Alaska if she stayed in office! There has never been a non-republican conservative as the republican presidential nominee! Look what's happening in NY where the conservative Hoffman is 9% points behind Dede the Republican! Besides, check your grammar and spelling! Reading your comments is worse then reading the comments of a 6th grader! Did you look up Fascist? Bet you didn't because a Fascist is conservative who hates liberals and socialists! Sounds a lot like you! There is no such thing as an Islamic Fascist! Not possible if you know what the meaning is! But then again, you most assuredly never graduated from high school! You can easily tell by your grammar and spelling and childish ranting! Boy, you are the ultimate pied-piper type follower and surely not a leader! Now, go home and cry to mommy! As we all know your still living home in diapers!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 24, 2009 2:04 AM | Report abuse

Some brain-dead fool wrote:

"Sounds to me like the majority of WAPO posters here are sexually confused massaganists."

Massaganists? LOL

"Attractive and intelligent women obviously threaten the little manhood they think they have."

Yes, Palin is somewhat attractive, but intelligent? LOL

"A good portion of them are probably gay men"

If they are Republicans, then yes. Closeted, self-loathing, hypocritical, gay men.

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You....are a naive and stupid liberal.
Your hatred and homosexuality has blinded you.
The liberal hold on the former U.S.A. will die. And you'll go the way of the dodo bird.
Frickin retard.

Posted by: Thozmaniac | October 24, 2009 2:11 AM | Report abuse

yankeechess said "Bet you didn't because a Fascist is conservative who hates liberals and socialists".

Wow. This might be the stupidest statement on the Internet. Fascism is a variant of socialism, believing in the coordinated power of a heavily restrained industry, and concentrated political power (thus often called corporatis -- a merger of a political and business elite, much like a party of Chris Dodds). It is almost precisely the opposite of conservitism. Fascists hated many people: meat eaters, gun owners, smokers, Christians, Jews, independent thinkers, and anyone who chose to exercise personal liberty. They were for universal health care, heavy regulation of business, environmentalism. Sound familiar? It should. And it ain't conservatism.

Posted by: GGlass | October 24, 2009 2:11 AM | Report abuse

shhhhh! don't let on that palin and the rethugs have turned over the soul of the rethuglican party to complete mo rons and knuckledraggers. it's such a gooooood strategy. hell, they're up to 19 percent of americans who claim to still want to be a part of the official party of the wackaloons. keep up the good work, sarah and michele bachmann and beck, and all you tea bagging whackjobs.

Posted by: memorybabe1 | October 24, 2009 2:13 AM | Report abuse

GGLASS, you need to read a book once in a while instead of getting all your historical and political science instruction from high school graduate and dr. of lunacy, glenn beck. you are truly pathetic--"fascists don't like meat--glenn beck told me soooooo!!!!!!" jesus, do you dress yourself?

Posted by: memorybabe1 | October 24, 2009 2:17 AM | Report abuse

Hey memorybabe1, if you go upstairs right now, your parents might have some leftover pizza in the fridge. Tell me precisely, what in my statement was wrong? Ignorant and bitter is no way to go through life, so buy a clue.

Posted by: GGlass | October 24, 2009 2:21 AM | Report abuse

SARAH PALIN is the ONLY governor in USA who attacked corruption with
vengeance.She dispatched several Republican(Rino)crooks in prison.She went
after Big oil company crooks and won,BIG TIME!!!

She enjoyed 83% approval in Alaska,HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER GOVERNOR
IN ANY STATE,AT ANY TIME!!!

After Chicago thugs filed numerous phony,frivolous ethic charges,
she was cleared of every one of them,she made a brilliant political move:
Instead of playing Chicago thugs game,she resigned Alaska governorship and freed herself to do bigger and better things.

In few months she became very wealthy,went to Hong Kong and made
over $300,000 for 90 minutes brilliant speech!!!

Willy Brown,ex Mayor of San Francisco(no fan of SARAH PALIN),calls
her POLITICAL GENIUS!!!!!!

SARAH PALIN THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF USA !!!!!!


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Posted by: Milan111 | October 24, 2009 2:21 AM | Report abuse

Please Maria, Hoffman is going nowhere as a conservative in a moderate republican district! This is NY lady so please get real! People here are educated! Hoffman is getting no help from hardcore conservatives! Besides, think about it! He is splitting the republican vote in a once republican district which voted for a democrat president for the first time in many years! Here in central NY which has always been heavily republican and boarders the 23rd district, elected a democrat to a seat held by republican congressman Walsh for 20 years! Hoffman stands no chance and in the process killed an excellent chance by the Republican Scozzafava to win by cutting into her poll numbers! If Hoffman loses which he will assuredly do, And you say his poll numbers will go up because of extremists like Palin, Bachmann, and Armey, then if they don't, there goes their star appeal! But like I said, Palin is a proven liar who had an affair behind her husband's back with a business associate of his! She is obviously not a very good mother as her daughter having a child out of wedlock is proof! Maybe if she wasn't pushing the impossible task of abstaining on her daughter and instead taught her about the birds and bees and advised her to you the pill or condoms, she might not have gotten pregnant! All scientific studies done to have proven that teaching abstaining instead of safe sex just doesn't work! There are much higher pregnancy rates among students who are only taught to abstain then those being taught about the real world and safe sex!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 24, 2009 2:22 AM | Report abuse


OK Gglass, this is the real definition of Fascism: Wikipedia:
Fascism, pronounced /ˈfæʃɪzəm/, comprises a radical and authoritarian nationalist political ideology and a corporatist economic ideology developed in Italy. Fascists believe that nations and/or races are in perpetual conflict whereby only the strong can survive by being healthy, vital, and by asserting themselves in conflict against the weak.

Fascists advocate the creation of a single-party state. Fascist governments forbid and suppress openness and opposition to the government and the fascist movement.

Fascism opposes class conflict, blames capitalist liberal democracies for its creation and communists for exploiting the concept."

If this isn't republican conservatism I don't know what is! I know you like making up definitions, but better check your facts first!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 24, 2009 2:32 AM | Report abuse

Of course Gglass, you obviously don't know the real meaning of liberal!

Wikipedia:
"Liberalism (from the Latin liberalis, suitable for a free man) is the belief in the importance of individual freedom. This belief is widely accepted today throughout the world, and was recognized as an important value by many philosophers throughout history. The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote praising "the idea of a polity administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of speech, and the idea of a kingly government which respects most of all the freedom of the governed".[1]

Modern liberalism has its roots in the Age of Enlightenment and rejects many foundational assumptions that dominated most earlier theories of government, such as the Divine Right of Kings, hereditary status, and established religion. John Locke is often credited with the philosophical foundations of modern liberalism. He wrote "no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions."[2]

In the 17th Century, liberal ideas began to influence governments in Europe, in nations such as The Netherlands, Switzerland, England and Poland, but they were strongly opposed, often by armed might, by those who favored absolute monarchy and established religion. In the 18th Century, in America, the first modern liberal state was founded, without a monarch or a hereditary aristocracy.[3] The American Declaration of Independence, includes the words (which echo Locke) "all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to insure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."[4]

Liberalism comes in many forms. According to John N. Gray, the essence of liberalism is toleration of different beliefs and of different ideas as to what constitutes a good life.[5]"

Now why is being a liberal bad! Just what part of liberal don't you understand? I do believe what you said was most likely the stupidest comment posted on the internet! O'h, I know, you got your info from the gglass dictionary!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 24, 2009 2:38 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: yankeechess
mikej9116, palin already tried kicking "A" with McCain,
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Read what you just wrote! How could anyone win the conservative vote with McCain at the top of the ticket? I guess you have no clue why McCain drew tens of thousands of people at his campaign stops with Palin? It was her, not him, they came to see and hear. I went to one in Fairfax and 25,000 people showed up. Palin hasn't even gotten started yet and you loony liberals are already shaking in your shoes. She hasn't even gave a speech in months and she has had more impact on Obama than any other Republican, currently holding office or otherwise. Liberals attack her because they know she is a massive threat to them and their ideology.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 2:46 AM | Report abuse

You bed wetting libtards and spineless, worthless Rinos,you don't get it!

This is not about Hoffman!

If Hoffman doesn't win,SARAH PALIN already clobbered pathetic Rino Repub establishment!!!

If Hoffman wins,libtards and Rinos will be jumping off the cliffs!!!!!


Posted by: Milan111 | October 24, 2009 2:52 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: memorybabe1
hell, they're up to 19 percent of americans who claim to still want to be a part of the official party of the wackaloons.
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Let me help you form a thought. The reason many people no longer identify themselves as Republicans is because the Republican Party is no longer run by true conservatives. It is why I am an independent. Gallup found that EVERY state in the country has way more self identified conservatives than liberals. This includes the bluest of blue states. There, now you actually have a cogent thought rattling around in that empty cranium that supports your hat.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 2:53 AM | Report abuse

mikej, you just don't get it! Hoffman is a conservative who was expected to come in 3rd in this election to either Scozzafava or Owens! Hoffman will still finish 3rd and all he did was take enough votes away form Scozzafava to assure a democrat pickup in the house! There is no revolution! Conservatism is dead and it just about killed the Republican party along side of it! People had eight years to see how conservatism could destroy an unregulated economy, draw us into a depression and do great damage to the American government! Conservatives hate government, which with that mentality makes them terrible caretakers of government! But they are smart! conservatives get themselves elected, then proceed to screw up government so bad it becomes an unmanageable mess, then they leave office and tell everyone "See, I told you so! Government is all messed up and bad for us!" Electing Conservatives to run the government is like asking foxes to keep the chickens safe in the coop! Lots of luck! Only bad things can come out of it!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 24, 2009 2:55 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: memorybabe1
GGLASS, you need to read a book once in a while instead of getting all your historical and political science instruction from high school graduate and dr. of lunacy, glenn beck. you are truly pathetic--"fascists don't like meat--glenn beck told me soooooo!!!!!!" jesus, do you dress yourself?
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Did you type this before or after you guzzled down your mandatory 20 oz. glass of Soros brand Kool Aid?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 2:55 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: yankeechess
People here are educated!
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Too bad the reast of the state isn't since they seem to keep voting in nothing but socialist/Marxist/facsist Democrats. Isn't NY in a race with CA to see who can go bankrupt first?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 2:58 AM | Report abuse

Hey yankeechess. I bet you got a Chris Matthews type of thrill up your leg reading about Fascism. Are you smoking a cigarette now?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 3:01 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: Milan111
You bed wetting libtards and spineless, worthless Rinos,you don't get it! This is not about Hoffman! If Hoffman doesn't win,SARAH PALIN already clobbered pathetic Rino Repub establishment!!! If Hoffman wins,libtards and Rinos will be jumping off the cliffs!!!!!
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Absolutely. Either way Palin gets her point across. She is letting the country club Republicans and RINOs know she is out for them as much as liberals. McCain has turned a tornado loose on the Republican Party and even he is in danger of getting caught in it. If Hoffman gets close to winning or actually wins it will rock the political world.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 3:08 AM | Report abuse

The United states was not founded on conservative principles! It was founded on Liberal principles! If the ideas of revolution was left up to conservatives, we'd all still be kneeling to the Queen of England! Conservative colonists did not want to split with England! It was Liberal colonists who pushed for American independence! Liberal means free!

Posted by: yankeechess | October 24, 2009 3:15 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: yankeechess
mikej, you just don't get it!
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Actually it is YOU that doesn't get it and it is because you are so out of touch with ordinary hard working Americans. Us true conservatives don't really care as much about winning that seat as we do about making a point to the Republican Party. We will not stand by and let non-conservatives call the shots any longer. You should get it because it is what the liberals have done to the Democrat Party. The difference is there is twice as many conservatives than there are liberals in this country. true conservatives will take back the Republican Party or there will be no Republican Party. I, for one, am glad to see the battle has begun in NY-23. I am going to do my part here in Virginia to do the same.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 3:15 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: yankeechess
The United states was not founded on conservative principles!
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Get back on your meds and study history a little. Start with learning about the views of the Founding Fathers regarding the role of government.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 3:18 AM | Report abuse

The liberal Republican candidate in this NY congressional race has shown herself to be more liberal than the Democratic candidate. True conservatives hold that principle is vastly more important than any particular party affiliation, and believe that to totally abandon all conservative principles in order to win elections is a price not worth paying. Sarah Palin who is a true conservative came out in support of another conservative. It's really no more complicated than that. It would have been a "blunder" and totally against her character not to have done this. On the other hand, for Newt Gingrich to come out in support of the liberal Republican will probably be seen as one of his greatest political blunders.

Posted by: Ohiolad | October 24, 2009 5:26 AM | Report abuse

Just another in a long list of hateful diatribes against Sarah Palin by media liberals and Obamatons.

Liberal must fear Sarah Palin very much. Why else would they spend so much time and effort to destroy her.

This is very much like the paranoid hatred of the Clintons by right-wing, fringe looneys back in the '90s.

The only real difference about Palin hatred is that it has infected the mainstream media. That's crazy!

Posted by: battleground51 | October 24, 2009 6:37 AM | Report abuse

The only reason Palin is hated by the liberal democrats is because she isn't one of them.If she were a liberal the dems would love her.

Posted by: fcs25 | October 24, 2009 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Boy, you think our government works slowly now - you think obama's taking too long to take action on afghanistan...just think what it would be with palin in office. How many times would issues have to be explained before the 5 college journalism major would comprehend. Remember folks, this is the woman that couldn't answer the simple question...what publications do you read.

We don't loathe palin, we loath willfull ignorance and intellectual laziness.

Posted by: notfooledbydistractions | October 24, 2009 10:05 AM | Report abuse

While Ronald Reagan surprised some when he got the Republican nomination in 1980 and defeated Carter, he was a skilled orator who wrote most of his own material. Although I never agreed with his point of view or his ideas on how to make the U.S. government work better, he was generally coherent and focused.

How can Sarah Palin compare with this package of skills? Keep deluding yourselves at your own peril.

Posted by: goodgovernment | October 24, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

MikeJ clearly is not thinking with his big head...

Posted by: Blarney | October 24, 2009 10:48 AM | Report abuse

To me, this is another example of why Sarah Palin isn't qualified to be President. Not only was the actual nomination a bad idea politically, but she passed over a moderate candidate, one who I might not vote for but I would be okay with if she got elected. So...no moderates is what she wants. Well, guess what, Sarah? Most people are.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | October 24, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

fcs25 wrote: "If she were a liberal the dems would love her."

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If she were a liberal, she wouldn't have been a Republican, and John McCain wouldn't have chosen her for the 2008 GOP ticket.

I'll bet you thought you were making some sort of point, didn't you?


Posted by: Krisipuu | October 24, 2009 11:14 AM | Report abuse

What was the old expression, you can't get silk from a sow's purse? Notice I said nothing about lipstick.

Posted by: Koko3 | October 24, 2009 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Rwyoung, I have the distict impression that you are thinking with something other than your brain. When you say Palin may know something you and I do not, that is insulting. This woman could not name one single newpaper she read on a daily basis.

You say she is not stupid. Boy she sure is doing a pretty darn good imitation of it if she isn't. Look. Sarah is an airhead. If you silly, infatuated, testosterone soaked adolescents out there want to nominate her because of sexual fanatasies, go right ahead but, don't be surprised when the media uncovers the real reason she quit. It certainly has more to do with a flurry of investigations into just how corrupt she has been.

Posted by: jaxas | October 24, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: notfooledbydistractions
Boy, you think our government works slowly now - you think obama's taking too long to take action on afghanistan...just think what it would be with palin in office.
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Do you need your sphincter stitched up after pulling this comment out of your arse? In no way could Palin be any worse than Obama on any area of governance.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: goodgovernment
How can Sarah Palin compare with this package of skills? Keep deluding yourselves at your own peril.
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I don't want a complete Reagan clone. I want a person that GOVERNS like Reagan. I can see from looking at Obama you liberals value perception over substance. Conservatives are just the opposite.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Blarney
MikeJ clearly is not thinking with his big head...
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Once again, a liberal just slays me with his quick wit. Does the Soros Kool Aid suppress your sense of humor in addition to free will and common sense?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: ravensfan20008
To me, this is another example of why Sarah Palin isn't qualified to be President.
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Funny, I see what she did as a great example of hy she is qualified. She puts her beliefs above a political party. Actually, we need more of this type of display from Republicans AND Democrats.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Koko3
What was the old expression, you can't get silk from a sow's purse?
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I am reminded of the old expression, "You can't get common sense from a liberal."

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Stephen, You honestly believe Palin will be "humiliated" should Scozzafava win?? Politicians from both major parties endorse candidates in every election, and every single time one side loses. To test you objectivity, will Obama be "humiliated" should Deeds or Corzine lose? If the answer is no, then this is a hatchet piece on Palin and nothing more.

P.S. For an example of true humiliation give this a try.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/24441.html

Good day

Posted by: Ozium | October 24, 2009 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: jaxas
Rwyoung, I have the distict impression that you are thinking with something other than your brain. When you say Palin may know something you and I do not, that is insulting. This woman could not name one single newpaper she read on a daily basis.
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....... and the Messiah can't give a speech without a POTUS or MOTUS telling him what to say. Palin gave her convention speech FROM MEMORY!!!! Obama thought the USA is made up of 57 states. Maybe he was confusing that with his favorite steak sauce? for every blunder you think you have on Palin I can show you a dozen from Obama. As every day passes, Obama looks even dumber and Palin looks even smarter. Time is not on the side of you liberals.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 11:52 AM | Report abuse

It is a CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT....not a REPUBLICAN MOVEMENT. We are cleansing the Republican party of politicians that profess to be conservative but vote liberal. IE...Olympia Snowe...she needs to leave the party. I'ma a Republican and so happy Palin is following her principles.

Posted by: vmb63 | October 24, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

There is just something that so many do not understand. This is not about the political parties. This is not about power. This is about doing what is best for America. I have seen so few politicians put country before party, fame, election, popularity, etc. Palin does. I doubt that she will ever be president, but so far she has shown only true courage and committment to her values. It is refreshing.

Posted by: flutie1 | October 24, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

This New York 23rd Congressional District political contest is a referendum on the legitimacy of and the viability of the GOP. This race will establish a baseline example of what to expect during the 2010 election cycle.

To date, the GOP has failed miserably to develop a winning strategy for this closely watched New York race.

Dierdre Scozzafava is, de facto, an extreme left liberal. Scozzafava is more left liberal than her opposition Democratic party candidate, Bill Owens. Amuses me Owens is critiquing Scozzafava for her being too liberal.

Brass Tacks here is the GOP is out of touch with its once conservative base of support. Many, perhaps most voter registered Republicans now consider themselves to be independent conservatives. A good number of "Blue Dog" democrats are also thinking of themselves as independent conservatives which is a backlash against this left liberal extremism of Barack Obama and his boys.

This New York 23rd district race is the first test of Michelle Steele's "New GOP". Rather clear Steele and his boys have miserably failed this test. Appears to me the GOP is marginalizing itself through this ineffective and uninformed leadership of Steele and his boys, all of whom are wearing Republican Halloween costumes looking for trick or treat candy from the Democratic party.

At risk of looking a fool, my prediction is Hoffman will win this election setting into motion events which will marginalize the GOP to a point of going the way of dinosaurs; extinct.

No doubt in my mind, the GOP will return home with an empty Halloween candy bag; their trick will not earn them a treat.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation
Puma Politics

Posted by: PurlGurl | October 24, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Excellent move to net some independents later down the line who are becoming disaffected with the current admin. She's unlinking her brand from the Repubs in Washington, who have been Dem-lite for years now. She'll need some independents registering Repub to get her through the primaries, which is her biggest challenge, not the Dems.

Posted by: NoWeCant | October 24, 2009 12:27 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing. Over a year now, and conservatives still don't get that they are the only ones who ever call Obama "the Messiah." Look, with your veneration of Reagan and Palin, you're the only ones who think that way. The rest of us trend toward the rational expectation that people are just relatively better or worse at things. Obama seemed relatively better than McCain - and especially the possibility of Palin.

By the way, you might want to check on the stats for where your sainted Reagan and Buah stood 10 months into their Presidencies. Under both Reagan and Bush, the market was down 10%; under Obama, up 20%. While unemployment went up faster by about the same higher rate under Bush and Obama than under Reagan, under Reagan unemployment kept going up for another year, peaking higher than current numbers (we remember otherwise because Reagan changed how unemployment was calculated to reduce the rate; applying the Reagan method backwards, Carter's worst numbers were better than Bush's worst, though only slightly, and much better than Reagan's worst). It was a full three years before unemployment under Reagan was lower than it had ever been under Carter. And Obama inherited a much weaker economy than either Reagan or especially Bush. So if Reagan sets the mark for "Messiahs" and Bush for what you wish Obama would do, the truth is Obama isn't doing all that badly so far, and if we give him the full three years that Reagan got before actually making any progress, Obama might even be doing better.

Can we even imagine what Palin might have done instead? All she ever talks about is tax cuts, and we know by proven historical fact that that tax cuts do more harm than good. Proof? That's what Bush and Reagan both used, and things got worse. (The big boost in the Reagan economy came in 1986, after Dems retook the Senate - held by Reps for Reagan's first 6 years - and raised taxes). When Clinton instead raised taxes, everything got better (first 10 months: unemploment flat, but soon to go down; market up over 10% and soon to get better). the truth is that tax cuts in good times hurt the economy, as traditional economics has always suggested. It's just the easiest way for a charlatan to get the ignorant to think of him (or her!) as a "Messiah."

Posted by: NomoStew | October 24, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

This person has no big interest in helping the country. All she's interested in is self promotion. As long as the base continues to be a fan of Sarah's the party is at risk. Understand something republicans . . . she doesn't have it in the head department, and she quit her first term. This is more than ideology. If this is the best you have you have nothing. She seems to have attracted a group that desires to protect her and it's just the strangest thing.

Posted by: Secondlook | October 24, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Well, besides the fact that sleaze attracts sleaze, who cares about Palin's endorsement? She's now a complete nobody. She quit her governor's job halfway through her term because she could not stand the heat, and she thought that she could make a bundle on the lecture circuit (how's that working out for you, Sarah?). She's just a batsh*t crazy housewife from Alaska.

Posted by: Gatsby10 | October 24, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: lindalovejones
She's a Bimbo!
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Posted by: MikeJ9116
..... and you are just another brain dead liberal that can't stand a self made, intelligent, accomplished, principled, wealthy WOMAN that has unlimited future potential. How does it feel to be such a hypocrite?
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Sorry, but I would have been more than happy to vote for *Hillary*, who you almost described perfectly. Palin, however, does not fit that description.

Posted by: dfritzin | October 24, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Remember, the title of this article is "Sarah Palin's Latest Blunder".

The real blunder would be to support Republican congressional candidates who want to enable Democrats to bankrupt America.

This is mostly a blog for the slugs who drive up and down route 95 to their useless government bureaucrat jobs each day. They fear and hate Sarah Palin because she would make them work for a living.

Posted by: RufusJunior | October 24, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Palin is true to herself and to her principles ,which is admirable , but I seem to understand more and more , that a liberal mind will NEVER understand a conservative one , and vice versa

being in power 80% of the time , conservatives shaped America into it's present greatness , we must be grateful to them , for what we are today

naturally , liberals can't recognize the good things we have DONE for the country , while they TALK most of the times

Posted by: michel1835 | October 24, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Gues someone got it. No one gives a damn about either of these "twisted sisters". Amen!!!

We have enough drama in life without adding true "insult to injury".

Posted by: Scar1 | October 24, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Very poor analysis, but then Mr. Stromberg must be a Democrat who doesn't understand the state of flux that party identification is undergoing in the US.
Scozzafava can only be considered a "moderate" to Democrats who dream that bi-partisanship means that everyone will magically vote their way.
To true Republicans and the growing numbers of Independents, she's another Democrat who votes for big government, higher taxes, more spending, and increasing mandates. A RINO on steroids from her voting record.
She is NOT a Republican who stands for the traditional philosophy that is widely attractive. Far from it.

The reason that the GOP registers decreasing numbers is that true Republicans have had it with the Party leadership who are willing to tolerate and support candidates like Scozzafava.
They also don't attract the growing number of dissatisfied Independents who regret their support of the Democrats and Barack Obama.
There is broad rejection of the selections made by little cliques of GOP party officials who choose candidates like Scozzafava. These people are the problem with the GOP. They select losers, with losing ideas, who will lose again and again, because America has other ideas.

It's the economy, stupid. And what used to be Republican ideas have traction.
Smaller government, lower taxes, less interference in our lives, fiscal responsibility.
George W Bush even drove millions of Republicans from the party in disgust with his spending and government expansion.

The Whig party went away, and so might the GOP. There is a realignment occurring and Palin might be part of the leading edge that will leave the GOP in the ashes. Not to say that she'll ever be the nominee or land in the White House. But her instincts are good on this one. She's a lot smarter than the left thinks.
There will likely be a new party, based on "the economy, stupid," and the suicidal GOP will becomes a memory like the Whigs. The new party will pose a serious threat to the Democrats who don't seem to see this coming because they're too busy bashing Palin and the GOP.

Posted by: parkbench | October 24, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Dfritzin, How exactly is Hillary self-made? Had she not married Bill she never would have made the cut. Keep in mind it took her 3 attempts to pass the DC bar,which isn't known for being that difficult, so we aren't talking about the brightest light. Further her character flaws, and propensity to stretch the truth (I'm being kind. i.e. sniper fire story, and more recently the bombed out hotel in Ireland story, Rose Law firm records, Craig Livingston/Travelgate et al). The saddest thing is that I am beginning to believe she would have be better than Obama, but that's damning with very faint praise.

Please. Bill Clinton may not have been my favorite Pres, but his charisma and intelligence were undeniable, and I have voted straight ticket Republican for 25 years. Hillary has about as much appeal as a goiter.

Posted by: Ozium | October 24, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I believe I was mistaken about her not passing 3 times, though she is vague about. I can only find that she admitted to not passing the DC bar and ended up taking it in AK instead. I have no evidence she took the DC bar more than once. Sorry for the misinformation. There is too much of it in this thread, let alone the Internet in general.

Posted by: Ozium | October 24, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Grrrrrr.. AR not AK bar.

Posted by: Ozium | October 24, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Secondlook
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Change the word "she" to "he" and the above would absolutely apply to Obama. He is so worried about his image that he will trounce people's Constitutional rights trying to keep it shiny.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: NomoStew
It's amazing. Over a year now, and conservatives still don't get that they are the only ones who ever call Obama "the Messiah."
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Actually, we are amazed that Obama believes his own press. He is a legend in his own mind. Oh, and in the minds of the majority of the Nobel committee voting
on who gets the Peace Prize.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Gatsby10
Well, besides the fact that sleaze attracts sleaze, who cares about Palin's endorsement? She's now a complete nobody.
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...and yet here you are taking time out of your busy day unsuccessfully trying to tear her down. She is very relevant and the shear number of liberals posting here is proof of it.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Why did Palin endorse Hoffman? Gee, I don't know; maybe she just didn't feel like endorsing a pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-tax, pro-stimulus, pro-ACORN, more liberal than many of the Democrats in the state Assembly type like Scozzafava who is not ready for primetime (say what you will about Palin, but she never called the cops on Couric or Gibson).

If Owens wins, the ONLY people responsible will be the members of the idiot clique of local Republicans that annointed Scozzafava. This isn't about ideological purity (which is how shallow buffoons like Stromberg will spin it), it's about the stupidy of Republican "leaders," and the only lesson to learn will be that the way for Republicans to win elections is to not run Democrats in Republican clothing.

Posted by: scottcpan | October 24, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: dfritzin
Sorry, but I would have been more than happy to vote for *Hillary*, who you almost described perfectly. Palin, however, does not fit that description.
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You MUST be joking. Hillary would be working in a Starbucks in Seattle if she hadn't married Bill Clinton. She is still riding his coattails. Also, even she knows this is true because she swallowed her pride and stayed married to him after he humiliated her in front of the entire planet. Need more recent proof? Who got the nod to go to NK to get those girls? It sure wasn't the sitting Secretary of State. It was BILL CLINTON. Thanks for the laugh. I appreciate it.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: parkbench
Very poor analysis, but then Mr. Stromberg must be a Democrat who doesn't understand the state of flux that party identification is undergoing in the US.
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the liberal media doesn't even understand what constitutes "news" anymore. Fox News and even the two youngsters with the ACORN tapes scooped them for days and days. The Van Jones story flew right over their liberal infested brains without even registering a blip on their brain dead RADAR screen. Of course the WaPo doesn't "get" what is happening in the grass roots movement that is happening right before their eyes. They missed it at the 9-12 march in DC and around the country and they will continue missing it until they go bankrupt.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 6:05 PM | Report abuse

You know, when the Republican party bosses picked someone for our senator from Oklahoma, Dr. Tom stood up and said he would run against him...he took his case to the small radio stations, and grass roots and won.

So is Palin a "spoiler" or is she reading the grass roots better than the bosses? And before you start spouting anti working class hate speech against Palin, don't forget, there are a lot of blue dog Democrats who vote, own guns, and figure Obama stole the election from Hillary by using his left wing thugs to intimidate the caucuses.

Posted by: tioedong | October 24, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: tioedong
Obama stole the election from Hillary by using his left wing thugs to intimidate the caucuses.
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After watching Obama use the Chicago thug tactics against their "perceived" enemies lately there should be no doubt that what you said above is true.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 24, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

"After watching Obama use the Chicago thug tactics against their "perceived" enemies lately there should be no doubt that what you said above is true."

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You poor baby. Yes, it's terribly thuggish to call a liar a liar. I'm sorry he hurt your feelings like that, the big brute.

Posted by: nodebris | October 25, 2009 1:10 AM | Report abuse

Pound for pound, the stupidest opinion column I have ever read, and I have read some really stupid ones in my life.

First, do you really that Sarah Palin cares about pissing off the idiot Republican "establishment?"

That statement alone shows you know NOTHING about Sarah Palin. This is the woman that took down the entire leadership of the Republican party in Alaska. Some of them still sit in prison!

The GOP in Alaska hate her so much that when she was Governor, they refused to even put her photo on the official party website!

And yet, until Obama sent Pete Rouse and his thugs up there to make trouble, Sarah has an approval rating in the 80's with Alaskans!

Endorsing Doug Hoffman is EXACTLY what she said she was going to do when she announced she was stepping down as Governor on July 3.

You stupid liberals were so busy looking for something to make fun of, that you forgot to listen to what she was saying.

Palin said she was going to clear her desk of all other projects and spend the next three years kicking the hell out of Obama, something she has done quite well, and going around the country speaking to America, which will start in November.

Sarah also said she was going to go around the country supporting CONSERVATIVE candidates.

Her exact words were: "I'm going to support candidates with conservative values, values that are consistent with my own. They can be from the Republican party, the democrat party, or NO PARTY AT ALL."

Of course, Sarah is not the only conservative supporting Hoffman. Every true conservative in the nation is. All the big names are.

And guess what, it doesn't matter if Hoffman wins or loses, although it is starting to look like he will absolutely win. What matters is the nation is speaking.

We are absolutely sick of Obama and the rest of his communist Chicago thugs,who are destroying our nation, and usurping our Constitution daily.

But we are also sick of the Vichy GOP that is nothing more than democrat/communist lite. Nothing more than enablers.

Ronald Reagan lives. Ronald Reagan's soul lives in Sarah Palin, the new leader of the Conservative movement, and the next President of the United States.

Posted by: gary4205 | October 25, 2009 2:20 AM | Report abuse

Scozzafava isn't a moderate. She's as liberal as Linc Chaffee, possibly moreso.

Posted by: gmg425 | October 25, 2009 8:42 AM | Report abuse

It is never the wrong thing to do the right thing.

Posted by: NachoPolitics | October 25, 2009 8:54 AM | Report abuse

The best part of discussions like this is like Ms. Mooseburger, her supporters always stray from the focus of the column and attack the President. This failure to focus is what has sent Sarah chasing another twinkling bauble, again of notoriety. Thanks to her creative writer and an upcoming softball interview, the canned preapproved questions will allow plenty of time to study up; she'll seem intelligent. Her perfectly timed you betchas will fall neatly into place on the facade.

Hoffman has no chance in this race and ran only as a spoiler to piss off the party that didn't select him. His mishandling of the finances during the 1980 Winter Olympics and subsequent support of the state bailout to cover his ass shows he's nothing but another waffler, changing his opinion depending on which way the wind is blowing. Scozzafava has been sequestered from answering any open questions by her own handlers because like Sarah, she is unable. They're both taking the same worn tack of fingerpointing and blame laying. Since Hoffman picked the "conservative" shingle to hang in front of his switch in the booth, it serves as another label that Sarah identifies with. Luckily she's used to coming in second place.

Posted by: bordway46 | October 25, 2009 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: nodebris
You poor baby. Yes, it's terribly thuggish to call a liar a liar. I'm sorry he hurt your feelings like that, the big brute.
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Leave it to a liberal to think that trashing our Constitutional rights is something to make light of. Obama has shown that he has no use for the Constitution.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 25, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: bordway46
Thanks to her creative writer and an upcoming softball interview, the canned preapproved questions will allow plenty of time to study up; she'll seem intelligent. Her perfectly timed you betchas will fall neatly into place on the facade.
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At least she won't be reading off a teleprompter. Obama looks like a stumbling, mumbling idiot that can't string two complete sentences together without one.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 25, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: bordway46
Hoffman has no chance in this race and ran only as a spoiler to piss off the party that didn't select him.
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Well, let's set the record straight. Hoffman and many conservatives are upset that a CONSERVATIVE wasn't picked.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 25, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a perpetual blunder.

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | October 25, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

"Well, let's set the record straight. Hoffman and many conservatives are upset that a CONSERVATIVE wasn't picked." =Posted by: MikeJ9116
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Let me guess. To you, everyone's either a conservative or a commie socialist fascist.


Posted by: Krisipuu | October 25, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Stromberg's confusion is understandable. Palin acted on principle in endorsing Hoffman, not political expediency. Principle is a concept with which liberal Democrats are not familiar. (see : BH Obama). Having a consistent set of beliefs and acting on them is a foreign concept to Democrats.

Posted by: Ctmom4 | October 25, 2009 3:10 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how many people have bought in to the idea that Palin isn't that bright. I would challenge anyone who feels that way to view these clips and then tell us what you think of Obama, Biden, and Pelosi:

http://www.hootervillegazette.com/dumbdemocrats.html

Posted by: markgillar | October 25, 2009 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jimsteinberg1
Sarah Palin is a perpetual blunder.
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Obama, Biden, Reid and Pelosi are perpetual blunders that continually cost this country jobs, Constitutional freedoms, a growing economy and pride in America. Fortunately, we can start to remedy this in the 2010 mid term elections.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 25, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Krisipuu
Let me guess. To you, everyone's either a conservative or a commie socialist fascist.
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Don't tag me with what you liberals do to people that don't believe the same as you. Obama, Reid and Pelosi have EARNED the socialist/Marxist/fascist label and it only took them nine months to do it. Obama is the most far left president ever elected to be POTUS. The American people started to realize this late last spring and also realize what his agenda will do to this great country. It will tear us down to third world status. Either Obama is doing this intentionally or he is completely unqualified to run the country. Take your pick.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | October 25, 2009 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a gift to the Democrat party!

ABCNews/Wash Post July Poll:
57% percent don't believe Sarah Palin "understands complex issues." (And boy, are they right)
31 points behind President Obama in the "strong leader" category
61% of self-identified conservatives have favorable opinion of Palin vs. 30% GOP Moderates
20% of Dems & Independents have a favorable opinion of her.
Plus, a recent Rasmussen survey of likely GOP voters found only 18% think she should be the GOP presidential nominee in 2012

Palin is only really popular with the Right wingnut base, and no longer in Alaska.

With Palin out of the governor's seat, Alaska's legislature wasted no time and voted 45-14 to overturn Palin's grandstanding veto of federal stimulus funds for energy efficiency and renewable energy - a signal that the influence of the renowned global warming skeptic and "drill, baby, drill" advocate has waned in America's largest state.


C'mon...a Governor who deserts her State half way through her first term in order to fill her pockets with ghost-written speech fees (ex-McCain campaign advisor Randy Scheunemann, AEI China expert Dan Blumenthal and D.C. lawyer Kim Daniels wrote her Hong-Kong speech) took and book royalties is not a serious

Posted by: TruthFairy | October 26, 2009 2:26 AM | Report abuse

Stromberg who? What? I would back a tracked Caterpillar excavator over Stromberg just to shake Palin's hand. Get a life Stromboli..

Posted by: SMWE357 | October 26, 2009 6:33 AM | Report abuse

For alot of "WE THE PEOPLE" That have never belonged to a POLITICAL PARTY. Follwing politics more closely, probably because they have seen the "SPEECH GIVER" and the FAR-LEFT trying hard to CHANGE or TRANSFORM America.

The out of control spending,secret meetings,NO transperancy and the HATE towards critics ,that is obvious on here. The FAR-RIGHT or the independant is looking more inviting than either PARTY.

Palin is just like the "SPEECH GIVER" they both were raised outside of mainland America. The "SPEECH GIVER" was in a tourist state. He saw it as the rich playground it is. Palin lived in a you have to be rough and frugel , just to survive state.

Palin got an eye-opener view of what both party politics is really like during the election. She has gone rogue and more than likely run as an independant if she runs.

Good for her if she does because alot of WE THE PEOPLE are fed up with THE BOTH PARTIES!!

TERM LIMITS NOW!!! FAIR TAX NOW!!! and SEND IN THE TROOPS NOW!!!

Posted by: 79USMC83 | October 26, 2009 6:50 AM | Report abuse

I don't hate Sarah Palin personally. I don't know her personally. As a politician she codifies everything pernicious in far right conversatives, who are more interested in the impact they can make and attention they can draw than solving the nation's huge problems. It is political terrorism. We saw where that leads with Bush II; it was unthinkable that the economy he was handed would in eight years be on the brink of the second Great Depression. It seems to be impossible for Republicans to learn anything or take responsibility for their actions. If they were Japanese warriors they would politely excuse themselves and commit ritual suicide behind a curtain to atone. Then again if they nominate Palin that is exactly what they will be doing. Bring in on, Sarah.

Posted by: jonthes | October 26, 2009 9:08 AM | Report abuse

The thinly disguised hatred and bigotry exhibited by the GOP is amazing. The slow-motion train wreck that has become the Republican Party, doing its damnedest to replicate the Whigs, is now in crescendo death rattle. Sadly, when the party eats itself, the hatred will remain as America's cancerous lesion seeks another demagogue. How many of the Republican elder party elite will realize that the Southern Strategy has finally come full circle?

Posted by: IceNiner | October 26, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

rwyoung writes:
Keep watching Palin. She deserves study. Times are changing, and she may know something you and I do not
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heh, heh, good one!

Posted by: sux123 | October 26, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

re:This strident liberal hatred of Palin is tiresome.

Hatred? You gotta be kidding me!! Liberals LOVE Sarah Palin. She's a national clown who can make every liberal kid smile. Make no mistake, liberals are grateful for Sarah Palin.

Posted by: bproulx45 | October 26, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

She can endorse whoever she likes, and this endorsement isn't terribly surprising, from a Palin perspective or a conservative point of view.

Palin is already well-positioned to lead a roots-revival of the GOP by pointing out those republicans that conservatives hate: the RINOs (Republicans In Name Only). There are a lot of conservatives that agree with her: that the RINOs must be purged from the ranks in order to build the kind of conservative ideological consistency that will help establish a coherent GOP identity as a conservative party. The goal is to make it clear to republican elected officials "here's what we're for, here's what we're against, if you don't agree with these things and don't follow them as articulated, then we'll endorse someone else to make sure you don't get elected and don't end up in any way representing the GOP or polluting our message."

For my part, I think it may backfire. There are some republicans that vote that way because small government and low taxes are things they want to see championed, but they hold liberal social views, or they have strong opinions about environmental preservation and the like. Those folks may have a hard time voting for a republican candidate that is more ideologically conservative than they are, and they may decide to vote democratic. Other republicans may be turned off by this cleansing of the ranks because they perceive the GOP as being a big-tent party where all points of view should be welcome. The GOP has tried very hard to cast itself as a big-tent party, of late. Kicking people past the flap doesn't really help diversity for those republicans that want to see a more inclusive party. Finally, there have always been progressive republicans and conservative democrats, and depending on where you live, it's normal. There are lots of pro-gun democrats, for example, but the NRA and the more conservative members of the GOP don't find it very sexy to talk about them. Some districts like to elect republicans that can adequately represent everyone: not just the conservative citizenry. Some voters may simply react to a lack of nuance.

In the end, it's up to the people of NY23 to pick the person that best represents them, and if the republicans wanted to keep an open window to the people of NY23 (or at least an opening through which to get some leverage on house votes), they'd stick by the incumbent. It sounds like they'd rather split the vote and see how it goes. Even though it's not surprising in terms of a Palin leadership message, it will be very interesting to see how it turns out.

Posted by: ninjagin | October 26, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

October 26, 2009

Conservatives Maintain Edge as Top Ideological Group


PRINCETON, NJ -- Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June. Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal. This marks a shift from 2005 through 2008, when moderates were tied with conservatives as the most prevalent group.

Changes among political independents appear to be the main reason the percentage of conservatives has increased nationally over the past year: the 35% of independents describing their views as conservative in 2009 is up from 29% in 2008. By contrast, among Republicans and Democrats, the percentage who are "conservative" has increased by one point each.

As is typical in recent years, Republicans are far more unified in their political outlook than are either independents or Democrats. While 72% of Republicans in 2009 call their views conservative, independents are closely split between the moderate and conservative labels (43% and 35%, respectively). Democrats are about evenly divided between moderates (39%) and liberals (37%).

2010 & 12 Cannot Come Soon Enough!!

Posted by: FraudObama | October 26, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

GO SARAH! Can we get her to come down to Virginia and campaign for McDonnell. It may be Deed's only chance to pull ahead:)

Posted by: sjpatejak | October 26, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Dick Cheney's and Macain's folks are writing these social networking responses for her. She is too dumb to do it herself.

Posted by: fatflush3 | October 26, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: gary4205
Ronald Reagan lives. Ronald Reagan's soul lives in Sarah Palin, the new leader of the Conservative movement, and the next President of the United States.
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I'm guessing that you like to go back to the days of deficit spending like he and Bush did. Palin may cut taxes but had to get the voters to increase taxes and also ran up debt in her hometown Wasilla to the tune of $24MM just to fund the roads and multiuse sports complex at the same time cut funding for the library building.

On the basis of speeches and statements thus far, she is not qualified, period. As the article states, her ideals can carry her so far in the primary.

Posted by: beeker25 | October 26, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

jrussell1 said: "No one has ever confused Palin as being shred or intelligent. I'm beginning to think that she was the invention of the Democratic Party to take back the White House and Congress!"
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Yes JR... and Obama is obviously an invention of the Republican Party to retake the White House and Congress over the next three years!

Posted by: bryanmcoleman | October 26, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Please Republicans and right-wing nut jobs (pretty much the same thing these days)- please keep supporting Sarah Palin and holding her up as a viable and preferred leader within the Republican party. If that's the best you can do, great! That practically assures a nice, long run for the Democratic Party, which is just fine with me.

Posted by: mellow01 | October 26, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

After reading all the comments posted here, I am relieved that the people of NY seem to see Palin for what she is a non-entity. She flits around a bit and Heaven help us, she really seems to think she makes a difference. Well actually she does make a difference, she reminds us why we don't think her choices make any sense.

As for not keeping an eye on her and the future, be assured that those of us voters who find her totally unsuitable for any political position, read whatever is said about and by her. We have to be in the know don't we!?

Posted by: wendyo1 | October 26, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Shockingly original analysis from WashPo. It's not a blunder. It's a gambit. And Palin's high-profile endorsement has enormous ramifications for the GOP. Local GOP leaders across the country will think twice about nominating liberals.

Posted by: hecatr | October 27, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Stromberg,Oh you are soooo, sooo out of touch. Sarah Palin said she would endorse Conservatives who think as she does. Well, guess what, she didn't say she would ust just endorse Republicans who agreed with her. You are just so use to President Obama saying one thing and doing the opposite you can't understand it. She endorsed the only Conservative in the race---good for her---good for the Conservative cause---good for America! Congrats Sarah!

Posted by: passonfirstdown | October 27, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

It is indeed laughable reading all the above caustic comments from the left wing Democrat extremists.If they really thought she was a non-entity why are they so afraid of her.We wil see who gets the last laugh! Signed---Tea Party Right wing extremist---and proud of it!

Posted by: passonfirstdown | October 27, 2009 3:18 PM | Report abuse

So you say Palin made another blunder; Stromberg....you moron.....Hoffman is winning by 5. Noe who made the blunder.
You and your rag paper needs to be put out of business.

Posted by: eatme5 | October 27, 2009 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Hey Washington Post -
The Redskins, the Nationals, the Wizards, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Dodd, Kerry, Deeds.....Do you always support losers?

Posted by: eatme5 | October 27, 2009 8:44 PM | Report abuse

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