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The Sarcasm of Sarah Palin



Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Photo by Sean Gardner of REUTERS

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin delivered a well-received speech on Friday at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, an address defined -- as almost all of her public pronouncements have been in the 18 months since she emerged on the national political scene -- by a stinging sense of sarcasm.

In her speech, Palin took her now-familiar stance as a wry critic of the Obama Administration.

"Yes we can spread the wealth around," she said.

Palin questioned President Obama's stance on nuclear weapons, mocking "all the vast nuclear experience he acquired as a community organizer and as a part time Senator."

"How's that hopey, changey thing working for you now," she asked.

Line after line was received with thunderous applause by the 3,500 (or so) party activists and leaders assembled in New Orleans for what was widely billed as the first cattle call of the 2012 presidential race.

What Palin's speech -- and the reception it enjoyed in the room -- was that in a certain segment of the Republican base she is absolutely revered. Her sarcasm played deftly to the outrage/anger that many people at SRLC clearly felt and the reviews in the room were over-the-top supportive of Palin.

But, the sarcasm-laden speech also seemed to typify the fact that Palin is more comfortable playing to those who already love her rather than to reaching out to those who take a more skeptical stance.

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Sarcasm rarely plays well in politics -- particularly among the independent voters who typically decide elections. It's why naturally sarcastic pols -- President Obama among them -- largely avoid any wise-cracking in public.

Palin seems to be pursuing a different path -- growing more rather than less sarcastic the longer she spends on the national stage. (Remember that Palin's first ever major speech -- at the 2008 Republican National Convention -- showed glimpses of a sarcastic Palin but by and large was a study in earnestness.)

Palin's sarcasm strategy will almost certainly affirm to some within the party's base that she is their most able combatant against Obama. But, for others -- Republicans and independents alike -- it's likely to sow some doubts about whether she is up to the task of governing if she is elected to the nation's top office.

(Worth noting: While Palin received some of the loudest applause from the SRLC crowd, it was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who didn't even attend the event, who walked away with a win in the straw poll.)

For Palin to move beyond her comfort zone of Republican base politics and into ground as a serious candidate for president in 2012, she will almost certainly have to significantly scale down the sarcasm in her speeches.

Of course, if Palin has decided (or does decide) not to run for president then her current rhetorical style virtually ensures further commercial success for her books, speech and the rest of the growing Palin Inc. empire.

And, as always, predicting Palin's next move in politics is an impossible task. Stay tuned.

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 12, 2010; 2:48 PM ET
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Hi, I'm Sarah Palin and I am going to give my opinion on President Obama even if nobody asks me for it. All I can say about our socialist in chief is YOU BETCHA! Wait a minute. I don't think that is all I wanted to say. I had it written in the palm of my hand. Oh yeah here it is; YOU BETCHA, OBAMA IS A SPNLES COMUIST INTLETUL. Oops! Sorry I got a little nervous and some of the ink must have smeared in my sweaty palm. Can you believe the Tea Partiers pay me $100,000 to say this stuff at their rallies? I told them I would donate the money to the "conservative cause". That would be me. YOU BETCHA!

Posted by: CMAN27 | April 14, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

To talk about spreading the wealth around. The wealth is going into Sara Palin's Pocket. Sara Palin has made 12 million dollars giving speeches,her book,etc. She threw her own state under the bus to make money. Sara Palin is in it for the money. Why don't she explain why she gets paid as much as she do to her base the Tea Party people. She is taking those idiots for a ride. Money making Sara.

Posted by: amosdefnails | April 14, 2010 5:28 AM | Report abuse

With a cool 12 mil in the bank I dont think the White House is even on Sarah Palin's radar. Her current gig seems to have plenty of rewards without any sacrifice. Its Sarah Inc and its a goldmine.

Posted by: MarcMyWords | April 13, 2010 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a hateful snot. Just like her mentors, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and the rest. Her sarcasm and her idiocy should have no place in American politics. But the brainwashed hordes adore her because she's just like them. Hateful, stupid and unashamed of their idiocy.

Posted by: mwfree | April 13, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

""I'll take a TV personality over a community organizer any day."

-- Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), quoted by Salon, taking a shot at President Obama while essentially endorsing Sarah Palin."

I'll take someone who doesn't pay hookers to dress him in diapers over someone who does any day.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 13, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

The head of the Fox Network defended the political rantings of Beck and Hannity by insisting that they were not part of The News but the entertainment part of their programs. Well Sarah figured out that she can make much more money as an entertainer, saying outrageous things in a snarky way that her fans love.

She will never hold elected office again, she doesn't need to. She has secured a place on the public stage as a political gadfly and will serve those willing to pay for her act.

Self-serving, self-aggrandizing, selfish personal gain at the expense of the American People, not for the benefit of the American People.

Posted by: thebobbob | April 13, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Palin is such a moron, and it is frightening anyone, anyone, listens to her. But then America twice elected George Bush, so . . .

It never ceases to amaze how Republicans gravitate to these clueless, self-centered ideologues whose inane speeches consist of strung together sound bites, who proffer simplistic solutions to complex problems (the mindless "Just drill baby, drill") and whose sophomoric banter is confused with "plain talk".

Consider the horror and embarrassment of having Sarah Palin at a G-8 meeting with the likes of Angela Merkel. The humiliation the US would suffer is almost too painful to contemplate. No, this ditz, this inarticulate spout of half baked or discarded ideas needs to be kept at the trailer park.

America started this century with eight years of the male version of Palin, and it brought this country to its knees. We don't need a re-do.

Posted by: joachim1 | April 13, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Political Wire: Quote of the Day


"I'll take a TV personality over a community organizer any day."

-- Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), quoted by Salon, taking a shot at President Obama while essentially endorsing Sarah Palin.

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Vitter & Palin Forgot to Mention....

1. Columbia-Harvard Grad with Honors.

2. Constitutional Lawyer.

3. President of Harvard Law Review.

4. 8 Year Illinois State Senator.

5. 3 Year U.S. Senator.

6. President Of The USA.

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Oh yeah, in between all of this, He was a Community Organizer, as well.

Vitter, Fox News, AM-Hate Radio, RNC, Birthers, 912ers & Tea Partiers..

Don't let these Truths get in the Way of Your Bad [Lies]

Posted by: omaarsblade | April 13, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Can you spell, G-O-L-D-D-I-G-G-E-R! That is all Sarah Palin is about. How much money can she wring out of her celebrity before people stop paying her any attention.

She quit the only real political job she ever had, Governor of Alaska, a state with a population less than any major city (~700K). Surely anyone would concede that being Mayor of Wasilla (pop:~5K) was more akin to being President of a social club. She has no talent beyond wise-cracking, and that gets old after awhile.

She is no serious contender for any public office. Heck, Mitch McConnell has more leadership prowess, and that's nothing the shout about.

Lip-stick on a pig was so apropos. Caribou Barbie. Please, Kay Baily Hutchinson is way more capable. Heck, she probably could win every Republican vote. Of course, that wouldn't be enough to win the election. There's all those middle-of-the-road independents.

Posted by: old_sarge | April 13, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Palin better run back to what she is suited for --- sitting in front of a tv camera, reading someone else's words and smiling. She has stage presence and a good smile.

Not much else.

Posted by: goodgovernment | April 13, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Comrade_Zero (first comment posted), you're really funny! Thank you.

Posted by: bzfolks | April 13, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Palin for President! Of the Wasilla Junior High 9th grade class!

For those who believe that only deserving earners should have access to necessities of life and that only private for-profit enterprises should provide them: please stop paying your taxes and hire your own emergency ambulances, police, fire fighters, etc., and feel free to fight your own damn wars! You'll be required have the term "deserving earner" tattooed prominently on your body so that in the event you are lying broken and bleeding on the pavement no one will mistakenly render you aid at taxpayer expense.

Posted by: blzebub23 | April 13, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Just like Hannity and Drugball every time she opens her mouth she tells a bald faced lie and it gets proven to be a lie. Only a "DITTO HEAD" would believe anything she says.

Posted by: SWAMPYPD | April 13, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Governor Palin is an enlightened political leader. Sarcasm in this case is wise because she is doing the job the media isn't...and didn't...on Obama's naive policies and inexperience. Her 12 year record as an elected official in Alaska points to governance from the center. Right now she is facing a media and a President way left and out of the American mainstream. If sarcasm is what it takes to break through the 'fog' then good for her. A wise leader adapts to the situation...and that she has done.

Posted by: pelham1861 | April 13, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Typical DC liberals, all of you. Thumb in mouth, blankey in hand, and hating on Mrs Palin.

Posted by: DStiers | April 13, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Anything but, zouk, anything but. Life is very very VERY good. And sonit shall remain the rest of my days.

Any of those models putting out any more than "thanks for the friend request?" No? Try losing some weight and joining a gym.

And brush your teeth once in a while.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 13, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Poor lonely Ped.

Posted by: Moonbat | April 13, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

"I continue to find these pieces about Sarah Palin puzzling. Her entire actual record in politics shows a capacity to work pragmatically from the centre. She had a fine record of bipartissanship in Alaska winning massive Democrat support for her initiatives.

Posted by: GeneCar | April 13, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse"

Like Palin, you need to keep up with current events. Anyone who follows Palin even slightly now knows that she has no interest in anything near the center. Her short record as governor is now as irrelevant as is the fact that Obama once was a community organizer (ignoring the fact that only a scumsucking Repuke would find that to be a bad thing.

Palin is now a shrill rightwingnut and Obama is now the president.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 13, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

I continue to find these pieces about Sarah Palin puzzling. Her entire actual record in politics shows a capacity to work pragmatically from the centre. She had a fine record of bipartissanship in Alaska winning massive Democrat support for her initiatives.

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And when was the last time she said or did anything sensible?

How would her new career as a rabble-rouser go if she started acting or speaking sensibly? Is this in her interest? No.

Just in everyone else's.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 13, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

It is just my thought that Palin is interested in publicity and money. When she found out that she was the fundamentalist's darling during the election campaign for Veep, and because of her problems arising from her actions during being Governor, she quit her job to cash in.

The more sarcasm, the more the sheep follow her. The more she rails about our President, the more the bigots rave.

She can now afford strategists similar to people like Karl Rove to feed her more lines.

Republicans know she is a loser, and love the fact that she is helping them try to bring down this administration.

Read Harv: http://theHARVview.blogspot.com

Posted by: HarveyY | April 13, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

I continue to find these pieces about Sarah Palin puzzling. Her entire actual record in politics shows a capacity to work pragmatically from the centre. She had a fine record of bipartissanship in Alaska winning massive Democrat support for her initiatives.

Posted by: GeneCar | April 13, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

@kiler616: don't forget, this is a fundamentalist bimbo who believes in the Rapture. In some Bizarro World where this cretinous woman became president (see Atwood, Margaret "The Handmaid's Tale") I'd give her at most a month before she used the nukes. You think she's worried about the world's survival? Like hell. She believes that fundie Sunday School stuff to be literal truth.

If it ever did look like she was going to get the reins I would hope that the SAC would trash the nukes, just as hospitals would be destroying records. She'd probably want to invade Canada and Mexico for starters.

Ugh. What a horrid woman.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 13, 2010 6:47 AM | Report abuse

She's the Anita Bryant of politics and someday even the OJ industry won't want her.

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Looks more like she's channelling Phyllis Schlafley or Jeane Kirkpatrick than Anita Bryant.

At the rate she's going she'll look as old as Schlafley in about five years. Shoulda stayed under the Arctic sun, Sarah, yer getting pretty jowly there. And you better cover up that crepey neck pretty soon. Rural southern adolescent boys aren't going to spank it to ropey wrinkles.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 13, 2010 6:41 AM | Report abuse

here is the problem with sarah palin.....sarcasm is ok for standup comedy on the blue collar comedy tour...it doesn't do much as far as running a country in a complex world where a wrong decision may just start a very nasty war....just one or two nukes going off anywhere or the sabotage of the Strait of Hormuz can create circumstances that would make the World Trade center attacks seem lame as far as economic and political repercussions...not to mention nuclear fallout....Go sarah go....be careful what you wish for...Icarus got his wish.

Posted by: kiler616 | April 13, 2010 6:21 AM | Report abuse

Obamar is a terrist!

Posted by: steveboyington | April 13, 2010 6:04 AM | Report abuse

Sarah is a bright and eloquent speaker. I pray to G-d that she is the republican nominee. Nothing could be the be all, end all prayeriest blessing than for her to represent us real amuricans!!!

Posted by: DontGetIt | April 13, 2010 6:04 AM | Report abuse

Let me know when she has an original idea. She's an unconservative moron, and an insult to the GOP.

Posted by: Nymous | April 13, 2010 6:04 AM | Report abuse

She's the Anita Bryant of politics and someday even the OJ industry won't want her.

Posted by: windrider2 | April 13, 2010 5:45 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin doesn't have a "political reputation" to save. She's the Paris Hilton of politics.

Posted by: gadsen | April 13, 2010 4:55 AM | Report abuse

I'd listen to him and think about it. He's got a libertarian bent that I find both appealing and alarming. If he paired with Bachmann, forget it. She's genuinely creepy.

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Libertarianism is an incomplete political philosophy. It's based on presumptions that don't work in real life. Self-reliance is all well and good but the idea that people will behave responsibly without social safety nets is simply false. Give libertarianism a real shot and yeah, some people will save more and take more responsibility, but a lot of people will try to and fail as unforeseen circumstances overwhelm them. Mealy-mouthed shoulda-scolds won't take up the slack.

We are not a nation of sociopaths. We're a nation with a lot of them but we're not going to let children grow up malnourished and unemployable because some conceited people think they can make it on their own.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 13, 2010 4:04 AM | Report abuse

(Remember that Palin's first ever major speech -- at the 2008 Republican National Convention -- showed glimpses of a sarcastic Palin but by and large was a study in earnestness.)

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Horse puckey. Her speech was a study in snark. Her "like a community organizer" line defined a new bottom for American politics.

Cillizza thinks she let an opportunity slip away. What opportunity would that be? To get a few more federal buildings blown up?

Posted by: Noacoler | April 13, 2010 3:45 AM | Report abuse

It's "The Emperor's New Clothes" writ large. Wingnuts insist they can see the gold finery, everyone else is the child by the parade who proclaims the emperor is buck naked.

Come on guys, get real. She's a moron. Her personality is toxic, her political views are irresponsible and dangerous, her appeal is to everything vile and low in our nature.

If McCain -- may he burn in hell -- hadn't elevated her to the national stage she would still be an undistinguished governor of a nearly empty state, doing a reasonably competent but not noteworthy job administering Alaska. She would still be closer to the center than over the cliff, and only a few people outside Alaska would even know her name.

Her influence in our discourse is purely negative, she doesn't stand for anything good, and while it's a relief she isn't going anywhere, decent people everywhere wish she would go ... away.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 13, 2010 3:36 AM | Report abuse

Ms. Palin ran for VP and lost. She tried her hand at gov. and quit. No brag, just fact.

Posted by: hoser3 | April 13, 2010 2:44 AM | Report abuse

I'm just relieved when she can construct a complete sentence. Anything beyond that is pure gravy.

Posted by: SeattleOrca | April 13, 2010 2:09 AM | Report abuse

Where Palin is concerned, sarcasm is not a "strategy".

It's the limit of her intellectual capacity when it comes to complex issues and scientific principle.

She's an inbred moron.

Posted by: lee8798 | April 13, 2010 1:25 AM | Report abuse

While I've never quite believed that politicians should tilt or repackage themselves, and often do, depending on where they are in a campaign, I am sympathetic to Cillizza's argument that sarcasm won't work. But the fact is, you can take someone out of snarkiness, but you can't take snarkiness out of a 40-year-long game. No matter how occasionally sweet, or pretty, or cute her family is, Palin prefers applause to respect.

Posted by: patr2 | April 13, 2010 1:14 AM | Report abuse

12BarBlues


So you would be willing to vote for Ron Paul ?

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 13, 2010 12:55 AM
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I'd listen to him and think about it. He's got a libertarian bent that I find both appealing and alarming. If he paired with Bachmann, forget it. She's genuinely creepy.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 13, 2010 1:03 AM | Report abuse

I take the author's point that a candidacy built on sarcasm gives comfort to the extremist base but does little to enthuse moderates and independents of both parties who will hold the key to electoral success. Remember, it was not the fired up left that carried Obama over the top. It was the independents and moderates. Ms Palin has to come up with some ideas, even a few, if she is to make the sale to folks who do not view the government and civic culture in apocalyptic terms. If one is to make the jump from news girl to solid leader of the free world, one has to be able to lead. Leading is not gun waving or making sarcastic or rabid remarks. One must provide a vision of driving this ship called Democracy into the hopeful future. If all one wants to do is tear the place down, a la Timothy McVeigh, that is easy. Go grab some fertilizer and have at it. But, that is not how you lead a Republic. Unless we are talking about ancient Sparta.

Posted by: hotmojo1 | April 13, 2010 12:55 AM | Report abuse

12BarBlues


So you would be willing to vote for Ron Paul ?

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 13, 2010 12:55 AM | Report abuse

bob sewell

Are you related to William Sewell ???


OK I meant William Seward - OK that was a lame Alaska joke.


My understanding is the Fix is about the ups and downs of the electorial prospects - and the general thoughts of the nation on Obama's policies is the gorilla in the room - the midterms rise and fall on the public's assessment of Obama.

It is that simple.

This year we really have a unique midterm election - because no other President in American history has decided to jam through a massive tax increase and a massive expansion of the federal government AGAINST THE WISHES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

The perception is out there that Obama went around the country LYING FOR TWO YEARS ATTEMPTING TO CONVINCE THE COUNTRY HE WOULD BE BIPARTISAN AND THEREFORE HE WAS COMMITTED TO CENTRIST POLICIES.


Now, we have had anything but that from Obama.


This has been a FRAUD of massive proportions.

We are going to have all sorts of efforts on the part of democrats to DENY AND HIDE THIS CENTRAL TRUTH.


Distraction to RACIAL ISSUES, FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM will be a tactic that the democrats will use to get you to be distracted from the LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

The new poll says that 58% of America wants the health care bill REPEALED.

Can you help us with that ???


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 13, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

37th,

Congratulations on the first interesting thing you've written in some time. Ron Paul -- I find his ideas to be compelling at times, if somewhat unorthodox, and I agree he is a consistent fiscal conservative, and has a strong youth following, absolutely. The problem with Paul is (and I am not being snarky here) that I don't think Republicans would vote for him.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 13, 2010 12:47 AM | Report abuse

bobsewell


OK do you know how much the UNFUNDED MANDATES PLACED ON THE STATES IN THE OBAMA HEALTH CARE BILL are going to be ???


I've been looking for those numbers.

What are they ???

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 13, 2010 12:42 AM | Report abuse

The Republicans really do not know who they want for the nomination - and they don't have to. Even in 2008, McCain went down through the field before emerging on top.

Sarah Palin really isn't going to make it.


There are many people who do not really like Romney - it would be difficult to see Scott Brown jump in with Romney in the race - however if for some reason Romney is able to do the calculations - put his ego aside - and be the man behind Scott Brown - that would be an extremely effective combination.


Pawlenty and Huckabee don't seem to be catching on.

That leaves it open for someone else to jump in - or DO NOT COUNT OUT RON PAUL - Ron Paul has a solid, committed base - and he also ATTRACTS A YOUTH BASE WHICH IS AMAZING. Ron Paul argues for a minimalist Federal Government which is extremely appealling - especially in the light of the health care bill and the conservative criticism of Bush.

So what is going on?

Remember the Republican Primaries are more winner-take-all than the democratic primaries. It is not impossible for Ron Paul to start to pull together the coalition and start winning. Michele Bachman looks like a winner too - she could be a VP.

I believe that any Republican is going to have to be a STRONG fiscal conservative.

So much of primary elections hinge on whether there are candidates splitting the vote of key segments of the electorate - or whether one candidate can count on a segement and therefore show a strength in the overall numbers.

That is why I am saying Ron Paul is going to have a solid number this time which he might be able to work off of - he has carved out a segment of the Republican electorate which no one else has - and it is his - in addition Ron Paul can count on a measure of the youth vote and an energized volunteer base.


The basic TRUTH is the federal government has growth way out of control and it HAS TO BE CUT -


But WHO is saying that -


You might have a great deal of conservatives out there who have talked up the cuts - but many of them lost their credibility on that point under Bush and under the House leadership when they had control.

Who do you have with credibility on fiscal conservativism ? Ron Paul


By 2012 Iraq and Bush is not going to be much of any issue any more, as those issues fade - so in as much as those acted as a counterweight on Ron Paul, they will be gone.


In a way, Ron Paul has the energy - it is early, but it isn't that early - we are going to know the field in 14 months.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 13, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

37thand0street - I think that there's been quite a lot of coverage of every conceivable angle of the complications likely to result from Obama policy decisions. The Fix blog isn't the forum in which most of that coverage is featured. But the coverage is there, really it is!

Posted by: bobsewell | April 13, 2010 12:33 AM | Report abuse

All this stuff is a terrible distraction - the main issue is OBAMA JUST PUSHED THROUGH THE LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

This is going to hurt the American economy so many different ways.

Hiring will be slowed, less Americans will be employed. Consumer spending will be less - so that will create a ripple effect and there will even be less jobs.

Obama is HOLDING BACK THE ECONOMY ALL BY HIMSELF.

Average people are going to find that they just can not afford Obama's taxes - and this includes the INCREASE IN STATE TAXES which are going to have to be imposed because of OBAMA'S UNFUNDED MANDATES.

Think about it.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 13, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

If she gives up the sarcasm she will be left with only her knowledge, of which she has very little. We all know that - even she knows that. She'll keep up the sarcasm as long as she can. The only question is will she be graceful enough to continue stumping for whoever the Republican nominee will be. I think not.

Posted by: ibwilliamsi | April 13, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a stand-up comedienne. She's got nothing but one-liners and that sarcastic "wit" that masquerades for insight or intelligence or something.

The woman is a clown, and will never be elected to anything again. Only wingnuts thing she's got a chance. I'd wager that her supporters also believe in the Easter bunny.

Seriously, she abandoned Alaska rather than develop a record as governor and so that she could rake in the dough on Fox and the chittlin' circuit. The phenomenon of "Real (white) Americans" gathering in crowds to hear her rant is beyond my understanding.

So, we don't expect any better from Fox News, but the Washington Post just won a bag-full of Pulitzers! If you're really journalists, please report the truth about her, in context, and not just repeat what she says and what is being said about her in other news media.

America has enough "personalities" and really just needs people who WORK on the REAL problems this country has. One-liners won't do it.

Posted by: Zino | April 12, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler - The April 4th Ombudsman column
- http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/02/AR2010040202324.html
and the April 6th Omblog post
- http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/02/AR2010040202324.html

discuss the fact that some sort of system will be instituted to sort commenters, and probably to allow some rating of comments. We'll see how it works out. I imagine they'll have to fine tune it.

Posted by: bobsewell | April 12, 2010 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Shrink, I like the idea to selectively block posters. For the most part, it would do the trick. These Palin threads are beyond hope, but whatever. It's a one and done deal. 37th can go post his made up nonsense and no one will have to read it.

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Ranking and rating won't work. It'll be based on one person's criteria and since this is a right-wing paper we'll get the same as have now, where racists and mentals get free rein so long as they hate Obama.

All we need here is Ignore Poster. That's it. Think 37th would have any readers a day later?

Posted by: Noacoler | April 12, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of cattle call that's what those people who listen to Palin act like a bunch of ignorant wild cattle

Posted by: LDTRPT25 | April 12, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of cattle call that's what those people who listen to Palin act like a bunch of ignorant wild cattle

Posted by: LDTRPT25 | April 12, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Along with Sarcastic, I would add:

1) Snarky
2) Deceitful
3) Arrogant
4) Mean spirited
5) Hateful
6) Delusional
7) A just plain Schmuck


Posted by: pcc7407 | April 12, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

yes Warren county is some concentrated tea--but i have noticed it seems to becoming a bit more diluted lately. The Republicans do speak loudly here, that is for sure. I think every Republican candidate in recent years has made their stop outside the Golden Lamb. Elections, here in Ohio, will be interesting. As for Palin---she is just too much--and too scary--and the sarcasm is a real turnoff.

Posted by: happy2bhere | April 12, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

yes Warren county is some concentrated tea--but i have noticed it seems to becoming a bit more diluted lately. The Republicans do speak loudly here, that is for sure. I think every Republican candidate in recent years has made their stop outside the Golden Lamb. Elections, here in Ohio, will be interesting. As for Palin---she is just too much--and too scary--and the sarcasm is a real turnoff.

Posted by: happy2bhere | April 12, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

yes Warren county is some concentrated tea--but i have noticed it seems to becoming a bit more diluted lately. The Republicans do speak loudly here, that is for sure. I think every Republican candidate in recent years has made their stop outside the Golden Lamb. Elections, here in Ohio, will be interesting. As for Palin---she is just too much--and too scary--and the sarcasm is a real turnoff.

Posted by: happy2bhere | April 12, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

yes Warren county is some concentrated tea--but i have noticed it seems to becoming a bit more diluted lately. The Republicans do speak loudly here, that is for sure. I think every Republican candidate in recent years has made their stop outside the Golden Lamb. Elections, here in Ohio, will be interesting.

Posted by: happy2bhere | April 12, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Palin will never run for the presidency. But I love the shrill voice that just bugs the he!! out of the liberals!

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And there you have it.

I remember when conservatism represented a collection of principles like limited government and personal responsibility, something more than the perverse pleasure that comes from taunting and mockery. That's all that's left of it now An industry of negative entertainment that riles up angry losers and tittilates their conceit.

I don't think it' anomalous that most conservative bloggers are unemployed mentals for whom a career in professional photography would be a career advance.

Nor is it anomalous that the essence of conservative rhetoric is snark.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 12, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Integral to true sarcasm are intelligence and wisdom. Without those, there is no humor. When comedy fails, it fails miserably.

Palin is out of her realm. She should stick with hate and fear.

Posted by: kurthunt | April 12, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Predicting Palin's next move in politics is completely predictable. She will say something stupid or a lie. That's all she has.

My favorite quip from her is "don't retreat, just reload." One wonders why she retreated as governor of Alaska with such backbone. Just another example of the weakling she really is. If she has any foreign or domestic policies to offer then I might listen, but so far its all late night jokes.

Let's see her in a real debate, with anyone. But she won't. She's a coward of the worst type, vilifying others without the decency to meet them face to face. I thought people like that grew up after 8th grade.

Posted by: Fate1 | April 12, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

so much hate on this article. You liberals really need to get a life. sarah is laughing all the way to the bank.

I find her sarcasm much less objectionalbe than Mr. Obama's. He is supposed to be the president for ALL the people; not just those that love him. For someone who is supposed to be as smart as him, he's extremely thin-skinned. He needs to grow up along with the rest of you.

Posted by: eileenk425
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You conservatives sure are sensitive types. Who woulda thought? After eight years of relentless pursuit of Bill Clinton and after trashing Hillary Clinton every chance they got, they turn out to be spineless.

How do you figure Mr. Obama's very objective statement that Mrs. Palin is not an expert in nuclear policy to be sarcasm? It was a statement of fact. The fact that she did not understand the just-released Nuclear Posture Review and yet spoke about it, shows how clueless and dangerous she is. She could use a little more circumspection. She needs to learn to think before she speaks, as Mr. Obama does.

As far as laughing all the way to the bank, she's laughing at you. I don't give her my money, you do. I just give her free publicity so you yahoos can keep giving up your hard earned cash.

So far you've shown me Mrs. Palin is sly, cagey, cunning, and clever. You haven't shown me she that she has any ideas, policies for the future, or intelligence.

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

so much hate on this article. You liberals really need to get a life. sarah is laughing all the way to the bank.

I find her sarcasm much less objectionalbe than Mr. Obama's. He is supposed to be the president for ALL the people; not just those that love him. For someone who is supposed to be as smart as him, he's extremely thin-skinned. He needs to grow up along with the rest of you.

Posted by: eileenk425
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You conservatives sure are sensitive types. Who woulda thought? After eight years of relentless pursuit of Bill Clinton and after trashing Hillary Clinton every chance they got, they turn out to be spineless.

How do you figure Mr. Obama's very objective statement that Mrs. Palin is not an expert in nuclear policy to be sarcasm? It was a statement of fact. The fact that she did not understand the just-released Nuclear Posture Review and yet spoke about it, shows how clueless and dangerous she is. She could use a little more circumspection. She needs to learn to think before she speaks, as Mr. Obama does.

As far as laughing all the way to the bank, she's laughing at you. I don't give her my money, you do. I just give her free publicity so you yahoos can keep giving up your hard earned cash.

So far you've shown me Mrs. Palin is sly, cagey, cunning, and clever. You haven't shown me she that she has any ideas, policies for the future, or intelligence.

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

So, Chris, how many more times are you going to warn this guy.

Do you REALLY think 37th is making an honest mistake? That he's unaware that he's being disruptive? That posting the same post multiple times on multiple boards is an honest attempt to have a dialogue?

Please, Chris, don't be hard headed about this. This isn't about dissenting views. This is about someone making a concerted attempt to disrupt conversation.

Hope you take this to heart, man.

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Do you think 37th would still be here if he was posting in the exact same fashion albeit pro-Obama? I don't.

Dunno why you read his stuff, I just ThumbUp past 37th, the many zouk monikers, and the other unhinged trash. Life is too short to suffer fools, especially sickening ones like them.

MOST of the righties who post here are unemployed and mentally ill, and I bet 37th is on psychiatric disability. Chris only gives him pretty-please requests to do fewer blank lines, nothing more. That he's incoherent, disruptive, and factually brain-dead doesn't even register.

OTOH if one accurately refers to a racist as a racist then the hammer comes down.

What is it with Palin? She's throwing red meat. In a rarely perceptive observation, even CC sees that isn't going to get her anywhere. The jury is in; she's a quitter, she's dumb, she's in it for the money, and from all indications she peaked months ago and is now in decline.

Posted by: Noacoler | April 12, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Sarah is just another idiot Republican. A loser too!

Posted by: Classic60 | April 12, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a time-waster! Why journalists as credible as Mr Cilliza even take time to be her unwitting mouth piece is beyond me. Having lost in 2008 and then quit as a Alaska governor decisively makes her a losing quitter and quitting loser. Pure and simple. And in the current tough national challenges, she is hardly a person of interest in helping turn America around. I really think that she should either be hunting in Alaska or sowing toxins of hate in her new found playground--FOX News!

Posted by: etesot_obe | April 12, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Get this trailer trash dimwit off of the Discovery Channel:

sign the petition (upper left hand corner) to get the Discovery channel to drop Sarah Palin's show. This is a woman who thinks that shooting wolves from helicopters is just great, and who could not care less about environmental protection:

http://washingtonindependent.com/81201

How's that losey-quitty thing workin' for ya, Sarah?

Posted by: losthorizon10 | April 12, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Get this trailer trash dimwit off of the Discovery Channel:

sign the petition (upper left hand corner) to get the Discovery channel to drop Sarah Palin's show. This is a woman who thinks that shooting wolves from helicopters is just great, and who could not care less about environmental protection:

http://washingtonindependent.com/81201

How's that losey-quitty thing workin' for ya, Sarah?

Posted by: losthorizon10 | April 12, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a time-waster! Why journalists as credible as Mr Cilliza even take time to be unwitting mouth piece is beyond me. Having lost in 2008 and then quit as a Alaska governor decisively makes a losing quitter and quitting loser. Pure and simple. And in the current tough national challenges, she is hardly a person of interest in helping turn America around. I really think that she should either be hunting in Alaska or sowing toxins of hate in her new found playground--FOX News!

Posted by: etesot_obe | April 12, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You dumb Libs are all mad as a hornet because Palin is taking the fight to your master, Obama. NO one is supposed to question His Excellency. NO one is allowed to dare make a mockery of him and his agenda. Yet Palin has the cajones to call him out in every speech she gives.

-- Cajones? You mean she's a MAN???

SHE put the monkey wrench in the stupid healthcare bill, and delayed its passage by correctly labelling government control and coercion as "death panels".

--And yet she was WRONG about death panels and the bill passed in spite of her.

SHE called him out on cap-and-trade, and got the attention of the public on this useless and costly takeover of government.

--Paris Hilton gets attention. Does she get action? No, just more money.

SHE blew the whistle on his lame "lifting of the oil-drilling ban", rightfully pointing out that it restricts more than it allows.

--President Obama "partially" lifted the ban. Gee, guess that three syllabl word is too long for you and Mrs. Palin.

SHE pointed out that Obama's thin resume as a community agitator, constitutional lawyer and 143 days in the Senate gives him exactly zero authority on nuclear strategy.

--And he pointed out that her painfully thin resume includes being a quitter as well as not being well versed in nuclear policy.

SHE will continue to be a persistent bee in his lunkhead bonnet until that day in November, 2012, when he is taken to the hospital to have her high heel dislodged from his upper colon.

--She would NEVER EVER do that to one of her expensive siren red, peep-toe, strappy, slingback, wedge sole, sandals! Perhaps you are into the kinky stuff, I think she's strictly missionary.

Laughing at YOU, Libs, in your blind support of President O-FRAUD, even after his broken campaign promises, his stratospheric spending and his usurpation of our rights, all under the corny banner of "hope" and "change". Don't you feel like you've been had by now?

--Take a breath dude! Are you saying we shouldn't have hope? Are you saying the world and the US is hopeless? Well, you're certainly hopeless and I suspect Mrs. Palin is too.

That must be some strong Kool-Aid.

--My my you steal quips as fast as Sarah Palin does. Can't come up with something original?

Posted by: QuineGeology

Answered by Arancia12

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 9:57 PM | Report abuse

eileenk -- good post. You're right, he certainly isn't acting presidential - or even gentlemanly - when he slams down on Palin, Limbaugh, Fox News or anybody he doesn't like.

I find it even more troubling when he has his little sissy fits with world leaders, particularly our supposed allies (Brown, Netanyahu, et al). What is his problem? He acts like a smug little 12-year-old who, faced with something that's "above his pay grade", lashes out, takes his toys and goes home.

All the people on this blog calling Sarah Palin a b!tch, I urge you to look no further than the prissy b!tch YOU elected as president. He has some serious behavior problems.

Posted by: QuineGeology | April 12, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

eileenk -- good post. You're right, he certainly isn't acting presidential - or even gentlemanly - when he slams down on Palin, Limbaugh, Fox News or anybody he doesn't like.

I find it even more troubling when he has his little sissy fits with world leaders, particularly our supposed allies (Brown, Netanyahu, et al). What is his problem? He acts like a smug little 12-year-old who, faced with something that's "above his pay grade", lashes out, takes his toys and goes home.

All the people on this blog calling Sarah Palin a b!tch, I urge you to look no further than the prissy b!tch YOU elected as president. He has some serious behavior problems.

Posted by: QuineGeology | April 12, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

eileenk -- good post. You're right, he certainly isn't acting presidential - or even gentlemanly - when he slams down on Palin, Limbaugh, Fox News or anybody he doesn't like.

I find it even more troubling when he has his little sissy fits with world leaders, particularly our supposed allies (Brown, Netanyahu, et al). What is his problem? He acts like a smug little 12-year-old who, faced with something that's "above his pay grade", lashes out, takes his toys and goes home.

All the people on this blog calling Sarah Palin a b!tch, I urge you to look no further than the prissy b!tch YOU elected as president. He has some serious behavior problems.

Posted by: QuineGeology | April 12, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Once Sara loses her Tina Fey personna, she will lose all her appeal and become just another right wing loco.

Posted by: atp2007 | April 12, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Sombody has to tell this big mouth to shut up and show some respect for our People that are still in office. If she wouldn't have quit her job she could be making comments on Alaska, maybe?

Posted by: randykree | April 12, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

This from the Liberal paper that attacks American citizens they do not like every day.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | April 12, 2010 9:47 PM | Report abuse

When I read Chris Cillizza's article I nodded my head in agreement. But not in concurrence with his specious conclusions but in his fecund attempt to misdirect the optimum means of attacking mythology. Specifically the lefts myth of Obama's effectiveness as a statesman, but less specifically yet also relevant his "natural" greatness as a statesman. But you have to understand the definition of mythology, and its conflict with logos/reason for this statement in "fact" to make sense.


Mythology is the study and interpretation of myth and the body of myths of a particular culture (in this case the left). Myth is a complex cultural phenomenon that can be approached from a number of viewpoints. In general, myth is a narrative that describes and portrays in symbolic language the origin of the basic elements and assumptions of a culture. Myth, History, and Reason In the Greek heritage of the West, myth or mythos has always been in tension with reason or logos, which signified the sensible and analytic mode of arriving at a true account of reality. The Greek philosophers Xenophanes, Plato, and Aristotle, for example, exalted reason and made sarcastic criticisms of myth as a proper way of knowing reality.


Sarcasm historically has the most effect on popular mythology in de-constructing myth by confronting it with reason. Palin has instinctively grasped that the easiest way to confront a buffoon is to bring said buffoonery to task, through sarcasm. Keep it up Palin...Americans will keep laughing. And the lefts promotion of the myth of Obama will continue to see daylight.

Posted by: Homunculus | April 12, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

"She needs to realize that you don't QUIT halfway through a job just because you realize that you are a LIAR, and that everyone else knows it."

Well maybe she can consult with President OLiar, who quit his job as senator 143 days in, so he could campaign for presidency. Oh, I'm sorry, he didn't actually quit. He just continued collecting a paycheck on the TAXPAYER'S DIME while voting "present" and setting his sights on higher office.

Posted by: QuineGeology | April 12, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

The independants are leaving Obama in droves and most seem to like Palin just fine.

Posted by: realred | April 12, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Funny, if obama throws down on Palin, its sage and sophisticated critism.

When Palin calls obama on his childish, clown like goofiness, pretending to be a head of state, its wise cracking.

Face it commies - she is eating your lunch.

And having a good time doing it.

Posted by: VirginiaConservative | April 12, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

"She needs to realize that you don't QUIT halfway through a job just because you realize that you are a LIAR, and that everyone else knows it."

Well maybe she can consult with President OLiar, who quit his job as senator 143 days in, so he could campaign for presidency. Oh, I'm sorry, he didn't actually quit. He just continued collecting a paycheck on the TAXPAYER'S DIME while voting "present" and setting his sights on higher office.

Posted by: QuineGeology | April 12, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

so much hate on this article. You liberals really need to get a life. sarah is laughing all the way to the bank.

I find her sarcasm much less objectionalbe than Mr. Obama's. He is supposed to be the president for ALL the people; not just those that love him. For someone who is supposed to be as smart as him, he's extremely thin-skinned. He needs to grow up along with the rest of you.

Posted by: eileenk425 | April 12, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

The independants are leaving Obama in droves and most seem to like Palin just fine.

Posted by: realred | April 12, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

"She needs to realize that you don't QUIT halfway through a job just because you realize that you are a LIAR, and that everyone else knows it."

Well maybe she can consult with President OLiar, who quit his job as senator 143 days in, so he could campaign for presidency. Oh, I'm sorry, he didn't actually quit. He just continued collecting a paycheck on the TAXPAYER'S DIME while voting "present" and setting his sights on higher office.

Posted by: QuineGeology | April 12, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Those of us who respect and admire Sarah Palin don't need or want her to change her style. For the rest, nothing will satisfy them (you). You are clearly one of the latter group.
Sarah seems to be doing just fine without your advice.

Posted by: realred | April 12, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Speaking as one of those "independents" that decide elections, the article is right on point. I voted for Bush and I voted for Obama, so far I am pleased with what I got from both of them. They are not as different as the parties would have us think they are. I take Palin serious when she speaks of smaller government and relates to the practical realities of funding socialism. When she starts taking pot shots and playing to her base, I begin to doubt her ability to lead. Obama and Bush both have taken heat from their base because they made decisions which they thought were necessary. I can respect that whether I agree or not with the policy. That's what independents vote for, independent thinking from a leader who is not afraid to go against the polls. Now you folks go ahead and take your shots from the left and the right and I will go ahead and proceed to decide the next election. Right now Obama is in good shape although he will have to prove he can lead with a Republican House and a balanced Senate come 2011.
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INDEPENDENTS ARE REPUBLICANS DESERTERS!

AND IF YOU THINK THE DEMS ARE GOING TO SIT BACK AND LET ORANGE MAN (BOEHNER) AND CLARK KENT (CANTOR) LEAD THE HOUSE....YOU ARE CRAZY AS HELL

THE NEW INDEPENDENT VOTERS ARE THE HISPANIC VOTERS...THEY WILL BE THE DECIDERS OF THIS ELECTION

CAN ANYONE SAY?
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Posted by: dove369 | April 12, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Mestizo, I put no judgment on whether socialism is good or bad. But he's not a socialist. There's no debating that. You may as well call him a carpenter or something.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse


The Liberal media "Leg Tinglers" just can't resist this lady. She gets more press than Obama. Of course right now Obama needs to be out of the news.

Man, this lady has MOJO. Go Palin.

Posted by: bnw173 | April 12, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Palin said "Think of cultured yeast as a mentor." in a recent speech she gave to a wine convention. She has no business being president, and IMO, she doesn't intend to. She's grabbing everything she can before her 15 minutes are up.

Posted by: incognitaX | April 12, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

fr Quinecology:

>...But sooner or later, you're going to have to come to the realization that Sarah Palin - held aloft on the shoulders of millions of Americans - is going to steamroll over President Obama's lame re-election bid in 2012.<

1. I corrected your "spelling" of our PRESIDENT's name for you, as I'm sure it was just a "typo".

2. Did your dollar store magic 8 ball claim that your bff ice queen would even get nominated for anything? Better get your money back if it did. She needs to realize that you don't QUIT halfway through a job just because you realize that you are a LIAR, and that everyone else knows it.


Posted by: Alex511 | April 12, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry.... what was that, Libs?.... A little louder, please.....

Sorry....

....can't hear you over the ROAR of thousands and THOUSANDS of Tea Partiers yelling Sar-RAH!, Sar-RAH!, Sar-RAH!, Sar-RAH!...
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I think she could get thousands of votes. Millions of people are registered to vote.

Posted by: Emmetrope | April 12, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Hheeaatt,

You sure are wasting YOUR time, posting about someone you think is an "idiotic, unintelligent, racist b!tch". If that's all she is, why aren't you doing something more important with your time than writing about her?

Reading these comments, I see nothing but more hate, hypocrisy and lies from Democrats - - the "party of peace, understanding and tolerance".

Are you Dems proud of yourselves and your hate?

What a JOKE.

Posted by: QuineGeology | April 12, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry.... what was that, Libs?.... A little louder, please.....

Sorry....

....can't hear you over the ROAR of thousands and THOUSANDS of Tea Partiers yelling Sar-RAH!, Sar-RAH!, Sar-RAH!, Sar-RAH!...

But don't let that stop you and your ridiculous, childish and ultimately inane attacks on her character. I'm sure that once she becomes president, the Party of peace, understanding and compassion will find some other Republican to spit hate at.
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SORRY COULDN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE HUNDREDS OF MILLION BOOING THE BEEYITCH!

Posted by: dove369 | April 12, 2010 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Right now Obama is in good shape although he will have to prove he can lead with a Republican House and a balanced Senate come 2011.

Posted by: riktiktik1 | April 12, 2010 9:18 PM


obama can't lead with a democratic super-majority in congress. What makes you think he would get anywhere with a republican House and a balanced Senate?

Posted by: SuzyCcup | April 12, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

drindl:

Nice that you got that. Warren County is about as concentrated Tea as you can get. They turned down replacement vehicles in Lebanon because they were payed for by a Democratic Congress. (The vehicles had about two more years on them before Lebanon would have had to replace them anyway. ) It is in the area where Portman draws his strength, but for all its concentration of too much money spent on overpriced Mcmansions, it is still just You an' me and tea Warren County.

The rest of the article noted the R's distancing themselves from THAT particular T event, but conspicuously NOT distancing themselves from the sentiments in general. No Party Big Wig has so far, (say by early news) come out and flatly said that either the T-s publicly reject the incidents and the sentiments, or the Republican Party is going to have to ask the T-s to go elsewhere for their base. Note that that would be an R move toward the center, and the progressives and centrists, and they don't intend to go back.

Expect more expressions of sympathy for Thomas than for Turner.

BUT, no racism in the T-s, none at all.

Posted by: ceflynline | April 12, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Chris you must be bought too by the repubs because for u to waste time and energy on this bs is amazing....

THERE IS NO WAY A HALF TERM GOV. QUITTER, IDIOTIC, UNINTELLIEGENT, RACISIT, BTCH LIKE HER EVER GOING TO BE PRES. Y U WASTE YR TIME ON BS I DON'T KNW..Y NOT TLK ABT THE SERIOUS SHT, OR STUFF THT OBAMA HAS DONE AND IS DOING, OR ABT THE RUSSIAN PRES WHO CALLED BUSH A LIAR AND LIKES OBAMA BECUZ HE THINKS?

NO, INSTEAD U WASTE YOUR TIME ON A FRIVIOLOUS, IDIOTIC, SARCASTIC, RACISIT, DIVISE BTCH....

SO, SO, SO SAD CHRIS.....USED TO RESPECT U!

BUZZARDSKORNER

Posted by: Hheeaatt | April 12, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry.... what was that, Libs?.... A little louder, please.....

Sorry....

....can't hear you over the ROAR of thousands and THOUSANDS of Tea Partiers yelling Sar-RAH!, Sar-RAH!, Sar-RAH!, Sar-RAH!...

But don't let that stop you and your ridiculous, childish and ultimately inane attacks on her character. I'm sure that once she becomes president, the Party of peace, understanding and compassion will find some other Republican to spit hate at.

Posted by: QuineGeology | April 12, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

I've missed her recent speeches. Can anyone tell me if she has learned the correct pronunciation of the word "nuclear"?

Posted by: GaryD3 | April 12, 2010 9:07 PM


She said she would pronounce it correctly as soon as obama can say "corpsman" instead of "corpse man." Think that will ever happen?

Posted by: SuzyCcup | April 12, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Speaking as one of those "independents" that decide elections, the article is right on point. I voted for Bush and I voted for Obama, so far I am pleased with what I got from both of them. They are not as different as the parties would have us think they are. I take Palin serious when she speaks of smaller government and relates to the practical realities of funding socialism. When she starts taking pot shots and playing to her base, I begin to doubt her ability to lead. Obama and Bush both have taken heat from their base because they made decisions which they thought were necessary. I can respect that whether I agree or not with the policy. That's what independents vote for, independent thinking from a leader who is not afraid to go against the polls. Now you folks go ahead and take your shots from the left and the right and I will go ahead and proceed to decide the next election. Right now Obama is in good shape although he will have to prove he can lead with a Republican House and a balanced Senate come 2011.

Posted by: riktiktik1 | April 12, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD, I will concede that the birthers are pretty ridiculous. I do respectfully disagree that calling President Obama a Socialist is stupid. There are many good Socialists in this world. People that think being called a Socialist is a terrible thing clearly don't understand it's premises... those people are likely stupid; however, the simple truth is that the current President's social agenda aims to level the discrepancy between the wealthy and the poor. I don't know if that makes him a bad president/person; however, it clearly makes him a Socialist.

Posted by: mestizo888 | April 12, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

catmomtx...................................

I'm sorry that you just woke up from a 8-year coma and don't remember all the nasty things that were said about/to/at the last elected President.

Posted by: mestizo888 | April 12, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Wow! Look at PROTECTORS of Sara Palin come out in her defense...Daring us to give proof that she has said or done anything stupid...Huh?

I am in "awe" of the "stupidness" of the "teabaggers"...sincerely, truely, utterly in awe!

Like the bible say in Proverbs: To argue with a fool lest become one thyself!

Look Liberals we don't have to answer to these emotional prejudice narrow-minded assss teabaggers.

Like the President said:

Don't boo just VOTE!

Posted by: dove369 | April 12, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Ceftyline, I just want to see her debate. Romney and Paul are NOT going to take it as easy on her as Biden did.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a dense, egotistical person who will go on to great political glory because of the political/media machine. God help us all.

Posted by: mradams | April 12, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

I've missed her recent speeches. Can anyone tell me if she has learned the correct pronunciation of the word "nuclear"?

Posted by: GaryD3 | April 12, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

By the way, do you think that Palin Fear Syndrome will be covered by obamacare?
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Palin Feat? Come one Suzy Q. Your girlfriend, Idiot Palin, doesn't scare anyone. She is too dumb to do that. She is nothing but a moronic Republican. Oh I forgot Moron and Republican mean the same thing.

Posted by: Classic60 | April 12, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

She thinks that, because she has her version of a Tonite Show audience, and her version of jay Leno's writers, and gets the equivalent laughs for Jay Leno's Monolog, that she has Jay Leno's audience and it will vote for her.

Hell, Jay Leno's audience wouldn't vote for Jay Leno, and her little bit of old Peoria is solidly Peoria republican, solidly Peoria entertained, and solidly Peoria small time. Peoria was where shows with potential might go to practice, but more commonly it is where acts with no potential went to die.

It looks good to the base, but it is all slight of hand and camera angles, with anything that could detract from the image blocked, barred, or edited. It works fine in the studio, but once she goes out in the hustings it doesn't sell well at all.

But maybe she can lay another hurt on Conan and try to take his job. (Yeah, and Conan was going to be Jack Paar.)

Posted by: ceflynline | April 12, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Sarcasm entails at least a little bit of intelligence and learning. What Palin spits out is gosh shucks pandering to the under-educated flock.

Posted by: shhhhh | April 12, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Mestizo, I've got no doubt you are right. I don't feel like googling it, but I'll certainly look if you post some links.

And yeah, I'll bash people that hold certain opinions. There's a reason I don't hold them. I'm no moral or intellectual relativist. If people hold up signs calling Obama a socialist, damn right I'll call them stupid. If people hold up signs asking for Obama's birth certificate, damn right I'll call them racist. If they don't like it, they should stop being stupid or racist. At the very least, do something to conceal those qualities.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Palin stands for a part of America that is really repulsive, and she thinks that her America is the "real" America and the rest of us are not real Americans. Her America is the America of the playground taunts. That is her base, too. Look at the posts by QuineGeology. Is this our future? Such people think it would be great for the country to enter another Dark Ages, that that would be really hilarious. The problem is that they would drag the rest of us down with them. You Dems have got to start getting mad, and get out and vote. If we lose in November, don't give up, we have to fight for 2012 and 2014 and 2016. I don't want my kids growing up listening to such disgusting Republicans.

Posted by: DavidH3 | April 12, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Mr Cillizza, every time you do an article about Sarah Palin, the libs start to yank their hair out. Broadwayjoe is already wearing a toupée. In the future, please issue a warning before each article on her.

By the way, do you think that Palin Fear Syndrome will be covered by obamacare?

Posted by: SuzyCcup | April 12, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Below was posted by a really intelligent individual:

"Only the idiot Republicans would vote for that trailer trash Palin."

Derogatory comments like that only deepen the divide in this country. I remind you that many folks are quick to call anyone that may disagree with any of Obama's left leaning planks as a racist. However, there are folks like the fine individual who posted the above message in your party who are bigots and hate mongers as well.

Posted by: mestizo888 | April 12, 2010 8:28 PM
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Are you serious? Do you read the things people have said about President and Mrs. Obama? The names they call the duly elected President? The disrespect showered on him and his wife each and every day since he was elected on Nov. 4, 08. Have you heard some of the things Sarah Palin has said about the President? Your feigned outrage is ridiculous.

Posted by: catmomtx | April 12, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

A PERSONAL MESSAGE TO FBI DIRECTOR ROBERT MUELLER AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR JOHN MILLER...

... FROM THE JOURNALIST WHO HAS EXPOSED A ROGUE MULTI-AGENCY CAMPAIGN OF CELL TOWER MICROWAVE/RADIO FREQUENCY 'DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPON' TORTURE, IMPAIRMENT, SUBJUGATION AND 'SLOW-KILL' GENOCIDE -- AIMED AT AMERICANS.

See latest comments to the lead story at: http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | April 12, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Pushing Palin as a serious contender is as plastic as pushing Brittany Spears as an artist. What is up with it?

Posted by: SarahBB | April 12, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

The notion that the Republican leadership can 'fix' her or somehow change her to make her more viable is preposterous. She 'is' who she is. She is popular because the Repubs
view her as a step above Dubya. Is she somehow going to channel Hillary for her run in 2012?

Posted by: mikald | April 12, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

The notion that the Republican leadership can 'fix' her or somehow change her to make her more viable is preposterous. She 'is' who she is. She is popular because the Repubs
view her as a step above Dubya. Is she somehow going to channel Hillary for her run in 2012?

Posted by: mikald | April 12, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

It looks as if Republicans are treating the whole month of April as one extended April FOOLS day!!

Posted by: Thependulumswings | April 12, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Palin & Bachmann.....both a few McNuggets short of a Happy Meal.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | April 12, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

The notion that the Republican leadership can 'fix' her or somehow change her to make her more viable is preposterous. She 'is' who she is. She is popular because the Repubs
view her as a step above Dubya. Is she somehow going to channel Hillary for her run in 2012?

Posted by: mikald | April 12, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

The notion that the Republican leadership can 'fix' her or somehow change her to make her more viable is preposterous. She 'is' who she is. She is popular because the Repubs
view her as a step above Dubya. Is she somehow going to channel Hillary for her run in 2012?

Posted by: mikald | April 12, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Seriously folks, that woman is a few McNuggets short of a Happy Meal. Classic case of the arrogance of ignorance. Palin is the best half term-governor Alaska has ever had. Palin For President 2012-2014.5

Posted by: logcabin1836 | April 12, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Some of these are making me crack up

Someone misspelled "in"

yeah

misspelled I-N

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin & Michelle Bachmann in 2012
for Preident and Vice President!!!
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What! Both of those two bimbos are the Idiots of the World. By the way, try to spell President correctly, that is if you know how to spell it. Dumb and Dumber, that what those two fools are.

Posted by: Classic60 | April 12, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

BWJ, DDAWD, I understand you are busy bashing anyone who doesn't share your opinion (and I don't identify with the Tea Party movement); however, you may want to google anti-bush signs ore any other President for that matter and you will likely find signs as silly as those posted below. Only if you have time though.

Posted by: mestizo888 | April 12, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You dumb Libs are all mad as a hornet because Palin is taking the fight to your master, Obama. NO one is supposed to question His Excellency. NO one is allowed to dare make a mockery of him and his agenda. Yet Palin has the cajones to call him out in every speech she gives.

SHE put the monkey wrench in the stupid healthcare bill, and delayed its passage by correctly labelling government control and coercion as "death panels".

SHE called him out on cap-and-trade, and got the attention of the public on this useless and costly takeover of government.

SHE blew the whistle on his lame "lifting of the oil-drilling ban", rightfully pointing out that it restricts more than it allows.

SHE pointed out that Obama's thin resume as a community agitator, constitutional lawyer and 143 days in the Senate gives him exactly zero authority on nuclear strategy.

SHE will continue to be a persistent bee in his lunkhead bonnet until that day in November, 2012, when he is taken to the hospital to have her high heel dislodged from his upper colon.

Laughing at YOU, Libs, in your blind support of President O-FRAUD, even after his broken campaign promises, his stratospheric spending and his usurpation of our rights, all under the corny banner of "hope" and "change". Don't you feel like you've been had by now?

That must be some strong Kool-Aid.

Posted by: QuineGeology | April 12, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Hey WAPO and Silly Sissy Chrissy and Libs
here is the real deal for 2012 for you,

Sarah Palin & Michelle Bachmann in 2012
for Preident and Vice President!!!

So eat you Obamabot hearts out and get used
to saying President Sarah Palin and saying
Vice President Michelle Bachmann!

Posted by: carleen09 | April 12, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

She is not running for president. It's just not possible.

What our polite columnist calls "sarcastic," the rest of us all call "insulting."

Obviously, she's not going to hurt anyone's feelings -- but she's basically acting like a right-wing talks show host: hurling insults and semi-clever innuendo.

It's jarring enough when you hear it on Glenn Beck's show. It's absolutely shattering to hear it from someone who was a governor and vice-presidential candidate.

Notice that serious GOP candidates will slam Obama's policies and rant about socialism. But they won't openly disrespect Obama or even leading Democrats. There's simply no way you'll be able to govern if you personally insult everyone on the other side.

The fact at Palin so happily wields cutting (and yes, sarcastic) rhetoric is a clear sign she's not running.

Posted by: smomin1 | April 12, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

She could break boulders with that jawbone of hers. Actually, I wish she would just so she'd shut up.

Posted by: whodunit | April 12, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

BWJ, those signs remind me of chick-fil-a ads. The ones of the cows holding signs saying "eat mor chiken"

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe ........ interesting you are up in arms about these signs. My guess is you were more than supportive when the Black Panthers tried to forcefully coerce people at polling stations....

Posted by: mestizo888 | April 12, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

I love how the idea of "hammered in the last election" means that 51% voted for Obama. You all are complete idiots.

Posted by: ssmorehouse | April 12, 2010 8:41 PM | Report abuse


REP. STEVE COHEN (D-TN)TO INTRODUCE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee will introduce a Constitutional Amendment which will require crowds to meet a certain amount of diversity in order to assemble.


If successful, this will be the first time the First Amendment will be limited.


Rep. Cohen has stated that the lack of diversity at Tea Party rallies means that the opinions expressed at those rallies are not legitimate - now he is proposing what to do with "Free Expression" which is not validated with enough diversity.


According to Rep. Cohen, federal marshalls will be at the gates of every gathering of Americans in excess of 50 people - and keep count of the diversity of the crowd coming in.


If the crowd does not meet the standard of 5% blacks, the crowd will be deemed to be RACIST - and must be DISBANDED IMMEDIATELY.


At that point, the crowd will be required to be SILENCED - AND IF ANYONE SAYS ANYTHING AS THE CROWD LEAVES, THOSE PEOPLE WILL BE ARRESTED IMMEDIATELY ON FEDERAL CHARGES.


Rep. Cohen said, "This Amendment will make sure that we maintain diversity."


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Just kidding.... but that is just about what Rep. Cohen meant when he spoke on CNN this weekend.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Great link to site showing the "best" of tea-bonics, the chosen language of these racist lunatics and socios:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pargon/sets/72157623594187379/

No wonder they support Phalin. Birds of a feather.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 12, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

The 538 column was written this morning and the poll was released on Friday. I'm wondering if the morning shows haven't discussed it. At least you'd think O'Reilly, Hannity, or Beck might take a crack at it.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Just a thought, lets complain about the use of sarcasm yet continue to use a term with a sexual connotation when referring to a group of people. Seems logical to me.

Posted by: mestizo888 | April 12, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

12BB, the best part of the poll was that teabaggers rated Latinos much higher than blacks in the "hard working" category. Hahaha.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 8:31 PM
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I noticed that too...stereotypes DO die hard, don't they? I'm so glad you read the article. I think this is going to be discussed everywhere tomorrow.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

She was beautiful. But that was way back when ...

I am disappointed that, once a respected governor of state of Alaska, today she has reduced herself into a role that is no more than a network marketing speaker, seemingly speaking for her percentage of proceeds of sales.

I am so sorry.

Posted by: Dikaiosune | April 12, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Only Democrats are allowed to use wise-cracks and sarcasm.

Posted by: tulsadave | April 12, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

If there was a Pulitzer Prize for Stupidity, Sarah Palin would win hands down and be listed among such mental midgets as...oh say...the rest of the Republican Party.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | April 12, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

12BB, the best part of the poll was that teabaggers rated Latinos much higher than blacks in the "hard working" category. Hahaha.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

everyone has their own style...
President Reagan's style made the dems look small, thats why they passed his tax cuts...

Posted by: DwightCollins | April 12, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

since when is 10% "right behind"?

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Below was posted by a really intelligent individual:

"Only the idiot Republicans would vote for that trailer trash Palin."

Derogatory comments like that only deepen the divide in this country. I remind you that many folks are quick to call anyone that may disagree with any of Obama's left leaning planks as a racist. However, there are folks like the fine individual who posted the above message in your party who are bigots and hate mongers as well.

Posted by: mestizo888 | April 12, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

@suzy,

If President Obama's approval drops to 35%, he won't be running.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Hey SuzyCup, you like trailer trash bimbos like Missy Palin. She is dumber than a box of rocks.

Posted by: Classic60 | April 12, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Sarcastic Sarah, she of the middle school mean girl mentality, will always have the 25-percenters.
Sadly, within our current society, and for the foreseeable genertations, we will see these social conservatives proudly and arrogantly rock their ignorance and bigotry.
Let us hope, through evolution, this wingnut minority will breed out.

One need only look to the direct and deliberate efforts of the GOP to kill public education from the inside out to see the desperate attempt to maintain Duh Base.

meanwhile, Our Lady of Wordiness Without Thinkiness will continue to laugh all the way to the bank, for certain... but there is no way she could ever be a viable national-level candidate.

Posted by: kellygrrrl | April 12, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Classic60....................................

Your post indicates that your intellect is head and shoulders above the rest of us. Please keep the insightful comments coming.

Posted by: mestizo888
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Thank you, it doesn't take much to have a higher intellect than a Republican.

Posted by: Classic60 | April 12, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

For all you libs noting Palin's low nationwide 35% approval rating, obama is right behind her sitting at a 45% approval rating in Gallup's latest poll. What happened to that bump he was supposed to get after obamacare passed?

http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

Posted by: SuzyCcup | April 12, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

37, "American" is spelled "amurrricun" in tea-bonics.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 12, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Only the idiot Republicans would vote for that trailer trash Palin.

Posted by: Classic60 | April 12, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Obama's approval rating in the toilet and the libs are out giving Palin (a commentator on Fox) advice about how to behave like a serious candidate. Enough with your nonsense...nobody reads your paper. Cheers!

Posted by: MPNangle | April 12, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Classic60....................................

Your post indicates that your intellect is head and shoulders above the rest of us. Please keep the insightful comments coming.

Posted by: mestizo888 | April 12, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Silly Libs. You can cry, you can shout, you can whinny, bleat and moo. But sooner or later, you're going to have to come to the realization that Sarah Palin - held aloft on the shoulders of millions of Americans - is going to steamroll over President Ovomit's lame re-election bid in 2012.

Posted by: QuineGeology

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What a nut you are QG.

Posted by: Classic60 | April 12, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

This article from 538 is going to be the talk of the nation.

New Data on Tea Party Sympathizers

It relies on the latest Gallup poll and a new multi-state poll of white voters conducted by the University of Washington's Christopher Parker. The UW poll asks WHITE TP (strong) sympathesizers about their attitudes about blacks, Hispanics, Gays, immigrants. Apparently, this hasn't been done before.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

WELL worth reading.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Palin is successful because her wisecracking gets the attention of the like minded; not because she is saying anything intellectually stimulating. The fact that she is good at throwing rocks doesn't make her good at anything else.

Posted by: sassafrasnewport | April 12, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

The more sarcasm the better for Palin and America!

Sarah Palin for Supreme Court. She can get in there with those judges and make good law. Right Sarah?

Posted by: Maddogg | April 12, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Most of these comments about Sarah Palin are sexist.

There is NOTHING MORE RACIST than a democrat talking about a Black Republican.

There is NOTHING MORE SEXIST than a democrat talking about a Woman Republican.

Posted by: 37thand0street
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Its clearly the Republicans who are the sexists.

If Palin wasn't a physically attractive woman NOBODY would know who she was.

Posted by: Richard18 | April 12, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Palin is an idiot. Just a typical Republican.

Posted by: Classic60 | April 12, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Silly Libs. You can cry, you can shout, you can whinny, bleat and moo. But sooner or later, you're going to have to come to the realization that Sarah Palin - held aloft on the shoulders of millions of Americans - is going to steamroll over President Ovomit's lame re-election bid in 2012.

Posted by: QuineGeology

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As you've been doing since President Obama was elected.

Sad thing is, if Sarah runs that will be the count -- millions (3 or 4 for Sarah) and the rest for President Obama.

I sincerely hope the GOP runs Sarah in 2012. She is a dolt and her loss will kill the GOP as the political FARCE it is.

Sarah couldn't honor her OATH to the citizens of Alaska!! Who -- in their right mind -- would elect such a person to run a country - any country? Answer --- the mindless Sarah lovers.

Posted by: Freethotlib | April 12, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Chris...sarcasm is the body's defense against stupid.

Posted by: DQuixote1 | April 12, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

I guess I'll have to move to Canada after all, if Palin wins in 2012.

Unbelievable!!!

Posted by: jayjay10 | April 12, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

12BarBlues


Does that survey say anything about INNER CITY VIOLENCE ???

Does the survey compare how many people were killed in innercity violence compared to people killed by the Tea Party ??


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

It's now clear that Liberals fall into one of two camps:

1.) Those who hate Sarah Palin and will loudly - and snarkily - spew vitriol, lies and conjecture about her in the press and online, satisfied that their fellow Libs agree with them, and hoping in vain that they will change the minds of anyone else.

2.) Those who hate Sarah Palin but remain silent, hoping - in vain - that if they ignore her, she will go away.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Silly Libs. You can cry, you can shout, you can whinny, bleat and moo. But sooner or later, you're going to have to come to the realization that Sarah Palin - held aloft on the shoulders of millions of Americans - is going to steamroll over President Ovomit's lame re-election bid in 2012.

Posted by: QuineGeology | April 12, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

@Sanmate,

I'm glad you asked. "Parker's study shows much higher levels of intolerance among whites who sympathize with the tea party movement. To be clear, the splits compare those who strongly disapprove or approve of the tea partiers, so the differences reflect those whites with polarized attitudes toward the movement. And the study might be more instructive if it compared compared the tea-partiers views toward those of white conservatives or white Republicans, or differentiated between those who are merely empathetic toward the tea-party movement and those who have actively participated in it. But it's safe to say that those who are sympathetic to the tea party movement do not hold mainstream views on issues related to race and identity politics."

Don't take my word for it, go to the web site. Very respected by both sides of the aisle.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

It's now clear that Liberals fall into one of two camps:

1.) Those who hate Sarah Palin and will loudly - and snarkily - spew vitriol, lies and conjecture about her in the press and online, satisfied that their fellow Libs agree with them, and hoping in vain that they will change the minds of anyone else.

2.) Those who hate Sarah Palin but remain silent, hoping - in vain - that if they ignore her, she will go away.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Silly Libs. You can cry, you can shout, you can whinny, bleat and moo. But sooner or later, you're going to have to come to the realization that Sarah Palin - held aloft on the shoulders of millions of Americans - is going to steamroll over President Ovomit's lame re-election bid in 2012.

Posted by: QuineGeology | April 12, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Ahhhh, got to love blind homers. I agree Ms. Palin does not appear overly polished, but you are kidding yourselves if you think she is the only one on the political stage today who uses sarcasim and personal attacks during her speeches. Perhaps, you haven't listened to the President or Vice President speak lately.

More examples of liberal elitism and finger pointing. I'm not a huge Palin fan but when is enough, enough? All of the self-proclaimed brilliant liberals these days continue to say that Palin lacks intelligence. Ok, so then why not ignore her antics and move on to real adult issues?

Any group that opposes the current President is deemed, stupid, racist, or fear mongers. What makes this country great is that different parties are allowed to voice their dissent.

Posted by: mestizo888 | April 12, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Sarah,you are so toast.Take my advice.Take the porn film offer.Its the best deal you are gonna get.Just do it.Your 15 minutes is almost over

Posted by: hyroller56 | April 12, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Well, well, well...on 538.com

New Data on Tea Party Sympathizers
by Tom Schaller @ 11:30 AM

Just to whet your appetite, according to the new Gallup poll, TP sympathesizers have these attitudes toward African Americans:

Consider blacks to be hard working...35%
Consider blacks to be intelligent...45%
Consider blacks to be trustworthy...41%

There's more, LOTS more. This is a Don't Miss.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

Posted by: 12BarBlues
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Does 538.com compare these percentages with the feelings that the rest of America has? Why do I have a feeling they will be pretty close! I am just saying!

So unless you have more data to support your point, stop trying to spread your own hate and bigotry!

Posted by: sanmateo1850 | April 12, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Well, well, well...on 538.com

New Data on Tea Party Sympathizers
by Tom Schaller @ 11:30 AM

Just to whet your appetite, according to the new Gallup poll, TP sympathesizers have these attitudes toward African Americans:

Consider blacks to be hard working...35%
Consider blacks to be intelligent...45%
Consider blacks to be trustworthy...41%

There's more, LOTS more. This is a Don't Miss.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

Posted by: 12BarBlues
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Does 538.com compare these percentages with the feelings that the rest of America has? Why do I have a feeling they will be pretty close! I am just saying!

So unless you have more data to support your point, stop trying to spread your own hate and bigotry!

Posted by: sanmateo1850 | April 12, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Maybe she could take a tip from obama - get a teleprompter and then give a speech at an elementary school.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | April 12, 2010 8:01 PM
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You might find this hard to believe, or not, but you are the ONLY person who has an idea how to improve Mrs. Palin's favorables.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Well, well, well...on 538.com

New Data on Tea Party Sympathizers
by Tom Schaller @ 11:30 AM

Just to whet your appetite, according to the new Gallup poll, TP sympathesizers have these attitudes toward African Americans:

Consider blacks to be hard working...35%
Consider blacks to be intelligent...45%
Consider blacks to be trustworthy...41%

There's more, LOTS more. This is a Don't Miss.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

Posted by: 12BarBlues
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Does 538.com compare these percentages with the feelings that the rest of America has? Why do I have a feeling they will be pretty close! I am just saying!

So unless you have more data to support your point, stop trying to spread your own hate and bigotry!

Posted by: sanmateo1850 | April 12, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

I am sure Palin is taking advice from the far left geniuses at the WPO.

Posted by: JoeDBrown | April 12, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

For Palin fans, how do you suggest she turn her favorables around? Chris Cillizza says "be less sarcastic". At least, that's a start. WHAT ELSE SHOULD SHE DO?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 7:39 PM


Maybe she could take a tip from obama - get a teleprompter and then give a speech at an elementary school.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | April 12, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

there is an old political adage call me anything but spell my name right. for the life of me I can't understand why liberals continue to trash Sarah Palin and therby elevate her popularity. I am sorry to tell all you liberal folks if Sarah palin, Sean Hanity, Dick cheny, Rush Limbaugh, glen Beck would all disappear tommorrow, nothing would change except you would no longer have a life.

Posted by: marden08 | April 12, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

The American People are NEVER GOING TO FORGET that everytime Obama got himself into political trouble he started the FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.


This is going to be OBAMA'S LEGACY.


These tactics are going to HAUNT BLACK CANDIDATES FOR DECADES - the trust that the American People gave Obama in 2008 has been squandered - and is not lost forever.


OBAMA'S LEGACY IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NOT FORGET

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

So, now the little pig with lipstick will have to scale down the wise-cracking?
She can't. She doesn't have the brains to have an idea...any idea.

Posted by: analyst72 | April 12, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

So, now the little pig with lipstick will have to scale down the wise-cracking?
She can't. She doesn't have the brains to have an idea...any idea.

Posted by: analyst72 | April 12, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

So, now the little pig with lipstick will have to scale down the wise-cracking?
She can't. She doesn't have the brains to have an idea...any idea.

Posted by: analyst72 | April 12, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, right. Palin's a real intellectual heavyweight and I'm sure will be a serious threat to Obama. What a sharp mind that lady has. Must be from all those studious hours of listening to Rush, Beck and all the other serious minded racists.

Posted by: vztownes | April 12, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

zero/mooned/zouk, how is your, er, web photo "business" coming?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 12, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

So, Chris, it was your turn this week to do a story on Saint Sarah, eh?

Seriously, does the WaPost have a contract with her promoters? Because, seriously, she has done nothing, absolutely nothing, except be a highly promoted commodity for the last year.

Nothing. And yet, week after week, you guys do a story on her.

and, no, i didn't read yours. I just came here to post this. Now off to find something important to read, such as the Pulitzer won by one of your compatriots.

Posted by: summicron1 | April 12, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Well, well, well...on 538.com

New Data on Tea Party Sympathizers
by Tom Schaller @ 11:30 AM

Just to whet your appetite, according to the new Gallup poll, TP sympathesizers have these attitudes toward African Americans:

Consider blacks to be hard working...35%
Consider blacks to be intelligent...45%
Consider blacks to be trustworthy...41%

There's more, LOTS more. This is a Don't Miss.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

You missed the most obvious that would put Palin back in the game...a brain! You know you're never receive a pulitzer prize writing like this!

I wonder what your love one thinks of you spending so many column on this crank?

Posted by: dove369 | April 12, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

So, now the little pig with lipstick will have to scale down the wise-cracking?
She can't. She doesn't have the brains to have an idea...any idea.

Posted by: analyst72 | April 12, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Typical shallow political analysis from shallow Cilliza. Palin doesn't know anything about anything, so sarcasm is all the poor woman has. Maybe a 10-year intensive education would help her. Until then, saying that she reads ALL the newspapers and that ALL the Founding Fathers are her favorites are about as substantive as she can get.

Posted by: truth2 | April 12, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Scott Brown is already in trouble, so what does he decide to do? He throws the TEA people and Palin under the bus. Good luck with that guy Massachusetts.

Posted by: shrink2 | April 12, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin has already defined herself as very personable nitwit. She's very attractive (for her age) and knows how to play the media game. She knows they're waiting for her to say something stupid.

The gNOp has had a string of mouthpieces starting with Ronald Regan and she fits the mold. The people who run the Republican Party don't care who the President is as long as they do what they're told.

America doesn't have to worry about Palin but they do have to worry about people who believe she would make an excellent Commander in Chief.

Posted by: RichardinPasadena | April 12, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

There is an old political adage call me anything but spell my name right. for the life of me I can never understand why liberals want to continue to single out trash Sarah Palin and therby elevate her name recognition. She is pretty good in front of the cameras.

Posted by: marden08 | April 12, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD


Please go back and find out how many Presidents actually graudated from High School -


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Will you be appointing Horses to the Senate as well?

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 12, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

an approach much like the one The Huffington Post is set to adopt
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translation: no more criticizing the annointed One or his dino stream media, before the Fox Meteorite destroys them outright. all negativity shall be directed at Dubya.

Happy Landings Moonbats. Back on my planet.....

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 12, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Keep up, zook. This is a little more complex than the concept of "jobs saved," so I don't expect you to get it on the first try.

But I block people I don't want to read.

So to answer your question.

I do the blocking.

I'll give you fifteen minutes to absorb.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse


"Sarcasm stragety"?

That isn't a stragety. That's all she's got. Take someone else's words and
be sarcastic.

She can't put together a thought or paragraph of her own. Just razz some
one elses. A tactic of DUNCES.
elses.

Posted by: whistling | April 12, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse


"Sarcasm stragety"?

That isn't a stragety. That's all she's got. Take someone else's words and
be sarcastic.

She can't put together a thought or paragraph of her own. Just razz some
one elses. A tactic of DUNCES.
elses.

Posted by: whistling | April 12, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

@d: great article on teabagger Carl Palladino. He makes bagger pResident Dale Robertson seem normal.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 12, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Strategy requires thought, planning, and weighing alternatives, all well beyond Palin's abilities. She is hoping somehow, someway that she falls into the presidency without demonstrated ability or even hard work. With the stupidity of the teabaggers, she might get their nod, but will fall short with the American people.

Posted by: merrylees | April 12, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

sarah palin attended Mat-Su Community College, North Idaho College, Hawaii Pacific University, University of Idaho finally graduating after SIX YEARS, without distinction with a journalism degree. Served as mayor of an inconsequential Alaska "town," pop. 5000 (Anchorage has 250,000 residents; Alaska's total population is approx. 700,000, one of the smallest states in the union.). Quit as governor of Alaska after 18 months. First term. No federal experience.

By the way sarah, the community organizer beat your's and your fifth from the bottom Naval Academy graduating running mate's butts in the 2008 election. You should have more respect for someone who beat you (against all odds) not to mention your president, and his Harvard Law School magna cum laude degree.

How can anyone ever seriously consider supporting this woman to be their local dog catcher, not to mention, any elected office at any level?

Posted by: flowplow | April 12, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Shrink, I like the idea to selectively block posters

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Of course you do Komrade. who will decide the blocking?

Only the fabulously weak like censorship. the modern liberal. how far the name has come.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 12, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Washington isn't taken seriously by the country. Why would Palin worry too much about being taken seriously by Washington?

Posted by: blasmaic | April 12, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

The real question is HOW Mrs. Palin can turn around her favorables. She is only viewed favorably by 35% of the electorate, down from 44% in 10/08. If she keeps doing what she's doing, one can only assume her favorables will keep going down.

For Palin fans, how do you suggest she turn her favorables around? Chris Cillizza says "be less sarcastic". At least, that's a start. WHAT ELSE SHOULD SHE DO?

Because the Republican Party is NOT going to nominate someone with 35% favorable rating.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Shrink, I like the idea to selectively block posters. For the most part, it would do the trick. These Palin threads are beyond hope, but whatever. It's a one and done deal. 37th can go post his made up nonsense and no one will have to read it.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

In the mind of the Tea Party Palin supporters, guilt by association is a fact of life. In today's NY Post editorial Obama is attacked as comparing Palin with the evils of Ahmadinejad because he takes advice from neither. Tell us one of us with gunsights on Facebook pages your plan to deal with anything. Until she does, I will ignore her.

Posted by: jameschirico | April 12, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a braying jackass. She is not qualified to lead the party of The Backward People. Someone needs to tell her that.

Posted by: naughtymonkey | April 12, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Oh well for a second I thought you were going to say this is working.

What about the peer rating system?
Or better, what about a widget that would allow readers to block certain screen names, so we could save time scrolling around people who spam the board all day.

Posted by: shrink2 | April 12, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

37, we need to see and feel Phalin's original long form birth certificate. Nothing less will do.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 12, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse


No, really!

How can you support Palin?
You do know she's stupid, don't you?

Don't you? What kind of people are we dealing with here. Some things you can't explain away.

Posted by: whistling | April 12, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

sarah palin attended Mat-Su Community College, North Idaho College, Hawaii Pacific University, University of Idaho finally graduating after SIX YEARS, without distinction with a journalism degree. Served as mayor of a inconsequential Alaska city, pop. 5000 (Anchorage has 250,000 residents; Alaska's total population is approx. 700,000, one of the smallest states in the union). Quit as governor of Alaska after 18 months. First term. No federal experience.

By the way sarah, the community organizer beat your's and your fifth from the bottom Naval Academy graduating running mate's butts in the last election. You should have more respect for your president and his Harvard Law School magna cum laude degree.

How can anyone ever seriously consider supporting this woman to be their local dog catcher, or any elected office?

Posted by: flowplow | April 12, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

SARAH PALIN IS NOT RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE. Hasn't been since she signed the contract with Fox News. The reason is simple - she is so unpopular, she couldn't win any office beyond Wasilla Dog Catcher.

However - she could be appointed to something. For example, Chair of the RNC after Michael Steele.

Posted by: rbdave | April 12, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Will The Fix end anonymous blog comments?

"Hal Straus, interactivity editor of The Washington Post, said, “We want to be able to establish user tiers, and display variations based on those tiers.” The system is still being planned, but he says it is likely that readers will be asked to rate comments, and that people’s comments will be ranked in part based on the trust those users have earned from other readers — an approach much like the one The Huffington Post is set to adopt. Another criterion could be whether they use their real names."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/12/technology/12comments.html

It is worth a try, because this is not working.
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Gotta disagree, s2. This policy is about sanitizing the comments because the reporters and writers disliked being held accountable to the readership via the comments section. It's just censorship. Only those folks who give their real names or whose comments are favored by the "moderator" will get read. If the moderator is, say, a Pawlenty fan, it'll be 37, Jake, and mooned/zouk all day all the time.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 12, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Also, Palin never graduated from high school. I think that's an automatic disqualification.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse


Is is lost on you dingbats...

that Palin says 'no other president has considered what Obama did (in seeking to
bring down nuclear numbers--by 1/3)

But in fact Reagan did just exactly that, in a major speech...and he used the 1/3 figure for then, and said nothing would be better than ridding the world of nukes.

But facts don't matter. History is nothing to consider. Just mouth off.

America is at a new low. Stupid. Look at the fat, stupid, mouth off Tea Party. The world laughs. And thinks America is over as a major power.

Posted by: whistling | April 12, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

"Stupid is as stupid does"

Posted by: Jose5 | April 12, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Dear Teaparty patriot...and your fellow tea party patriots..

...you guys are getting taken to the cleaners by a moron hack--Sarah Palin--who's in it for the money...you think she will actually help you raise your quality of life, however you define it? Really? And her dimwit buddy Bachmann? And the mean old turds in the Republican side of the Senate?

Meanwhile, the guys on Wall Street snicker and laugh at the whole lot of screaming rightwing nutjobs--Palin, the tea party, and all of the other nimrods whose anger at government hides their inner shame of unemployment and lost opportunities (and maybe latent homosexuality,right?--c'mon, it's okay to come out of the closet)...

You'll never dine at their table, and they have nothing but snide noblesse oblige contempt for ordinary people. You, Teaparty Patriot, will be forgotten, left in the dust, and dismissed categorically-- once the people you support get into power..
pathetic, pathetic...

Posted by: theodorebrown | April 12, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Dear Teaparty patriot...and your fellow tea party patriots..

...you guys are getting taken to the cleaners by a moron hack--Sarah Palin--who's in it for the money...you think she will actually help you raise your quality of life, however you define it? Really? And her dimwit buddy Bachmann? And that mean old turds in the Republican side of the Senate?

Meanwhile, the guys on Wall Street snicker and laugh at the whole lot of screaming rightwing nutjobs--Palin, the tea party, and all of the other nimrods whose anger at government hides their inner shame of unemployment and lost opportunities (and maybe latent homosexuality,right?--c'mon, it's okay to come out of closet)...

You'll never dine at their table, and they have nothing but snide noblesse oblige contempt for ordinary people. You, Teaparty Patriot, will be forgotten once the people you support get into power..
pathetic, pathetic...

Posted by: theodorebrown | April 12, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin was born in Sandpoint, Idaho.


She has a birth certificate to prove it.


And members of her family do not have different stories as to which hospital she was born in.


One of her grandmothers does not claim she was born in Africa.

She did not grow up in a Muslim country.

She knows how many states the US has.

She does throw like a girl.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Hard to imagine why people who do not like Palin are so obsessed with her. It simply fires up her supporters and makes more money for her.

Posted by: Brigade | April 12, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

She can't tone down the nastiness. When you don't have ideas you attack. They didn't dub her barracuda in high school for nothing and just in case you aren't aware of it "barracuda" is not something most of us relish being called. Even the Repubs know she isn't presidential material. She couldn't even handle being a governor.

Posted by: MNUSA | April 12, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

They liked romney and paul what the big nut

Posted by: gonville1 | April 12, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Palin is a proven quitter and an idiot. I hope she runs for office. It will mean a guaranteed win for whoever her opponent is.

Posted by: steve_in_severna_park | April 12, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

If famed black trombonist Gregory Charles Royal could have convinced Phalin to waive her, er, "policy" during their encounter all of this madness could have been avoided.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 12, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Sarah can't run for President because she was born in Canada.

She has admitted her family often went to Canada for free health care.

How hypocritical to bash the system that brought her into the world, provided health care for her and her family and then say it isn't good enough for Americans.

Posted by: Freethotlib | April 12, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Most of these comments about Sarah Palin are sexist.


There is NOTHING MORE RACIST than a democrat talking about a Black Republican.

There is NOTHING MORE SEXIST than a democrat talking about a Woman Republican.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

It's always funny to see the socialist media discuss thing they know nothing about, like REAL Americans, the US Constitution, personal freedom, conservatism, and on, and on, and on. Stick to the lunatic-left extremist fringe ideology, and you guys won't continue to look like total fools.

Posted by: TeaPartyPatriot | April 12, 2010 7:08 PM
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Too funny- the Washington Post brings you Will, Broder, Ponnuru, Thiessen, Gerson, Samuelson, Cohen, and weekly op-eds by failed neocons and GOP hacks like Palin, Quayle, Kristol, Bolton... and the list goes on and on.

"Tea Party Patriot"? We know you, you're the racist, ignorant, dishonest drama queens who represent the worst of America.

And what's this BS about "REAL Americans"?

You mean white people.

You give yourself away, teabagger.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | April 12, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

I love reading message board comments about Sarah Palin. Note that all the people who label her as an idiot have no substantive points whatsoever, which in turn makes Palin look like a genius.

Keep 'em coming, Chris: you're exposing the true ignorance of the anti-Palin crowd.

Posted by: diehardlib | April 12, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Palin doesn't have to change a thing. The old media just has to treat her as they do democrats. Fairly!

Posted by: jamespmarion | April 12, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

...and how do you talk about Palin without mentioning Tina Fey's reprisal of her impersonation of the Quitta From Wasilla on SNL. A ratings bonanza, they say.

Excerpt from article with video of Fey as Phalin:

"Fey as Palin, introduced the idea behind the Sarah Palin Network, as the “next logical step,” after winning a “silver medal” in last year’s Vice Presidential contest. Since the election said Fey, Palin has been connecting with regular folks, such as “protesters dressed like Paul Revere that they are so overweight they picket from folding chairs.”

The Sarah Palin Network has game shows, such as “Tea Party Wheel of Fortune,” with the winning puzzle misspelled: “Obamar is a terrist.” And the show, “Are you Smarter Than a Half-Term Governor?” “I think you’ll be surprised by the answer, I know I was,” quipped Fey."

http://chattahbox.com/entertainment/2010/04/11/video-tina-feys-palin-are-you-smarter-than-a-half-term-governor/

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 12, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Arancia12
Talk about a classic case of projection. Geezum Crow.
For those of you whining about the money Palin makes, how about the darling of the left, Michael Moore, who suckered you out of millions and now invests in tax free bonds and the same corporations which he derided.
The hypocrisy on the left doesn't end with Maxine Waters.

Posted by: soxfan64 | April 12, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it amazing how many ignorant dimwits latch on to this fool?

She couldn't even answer a simple question as to what newspapers and magazines she reads. Instead, she called the question "gotcha journalism"! LOL!


Sign the petition (upper left hand corner) to get the Discovery channel to drop Sarah Palin's show. This is a woman who thinks that shooting wolves from helicopters is just great, and who could not care less about environmental protection:

http://washingtonindependent.com/81201

Posted by: losthorizon10 | April 12, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

It's always funny to see the socialist media discuss thing they know nothing about, like REAL Americans, the US Constitution, personal freedom, conservatism, and on, and on, and on. Stick to the lunatic-left extremist fringe ideology, and you guys won't continue to look like total fools.

Posted by: TeaPartyPatriot | April 12, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Liberal loons always insult anyone that they can not argue with and win the debate.The only moonbats are the DA Democrats that don't understand the simple fact that the American voters are finished with this party of socialist.

Posted by: fcs25
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This is the greatest post ever!

The guy actually said liberals insult whomever they can't debate, then goes on to call liberals;

Mootbats
Loons
Socialists

Was there one constructive piece of debate in the entire post?

Try living by your own standards before you cricize others.

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

A sarcastic Christian is an oxymoron. But sarcasm is a winning tool in America.
In two years Sister Sarah has become a muti millionaire who has not spoken one sentence of policy in two years.
Will her millions trickle down and create jobs?.
I'm afraid we will be still be supporting AlaskAA well into the future as they gobble up their oil revenues and the rest of us pay for their infrastructure.
A cross between Eva Peron, and Princess Di.

Posted by: JillCalifornia | April 12, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

I seriously doubt her speech was "well received" anywhere except in the room she was standing and in Drudge/Fix World.

It's odd the above article somehow leaves out the big story that sEnator Scott Brown--whose recent election the tea baggers take credit for--flatly turned down Palin's invite to appear at her "event." When Scott Brown turns you down because you're too incendiary and ridiculous, you have problems.

"Some analysts say Brown is moving to the center as he looks toward re-election in 2012. Brown may not want to be associated with the rhetoric at Tea Party events, which is notoriously heated.
"You're worried at a rally that there's a sign, a statement, an incident that's certifiably cuckoo occurs," political analyst Lou DiNatale told the newspaper."

Mr. DiNatale, you mean like an n-word sign, explicit threats of violence against public officials, or spitting on (or beating up) the black guy who sets up the stage? Great decision, Scott. LOL!!!

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/04/12/scott-brown-turns-down-sarah-palins-invitation-to-tea-party/

Posted by: broadwayjoe | April 12, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE! Stop insulting our intelligence by pretending that Palin has any remaining ambitions for political office. The drudgery, the demands, the discipline, are you kidding? It's clear to anyone with an IQ higher than a turnip that Palin's only ambition is to rake in as much FA$T EA$Y CA$H as possible.

Posted by: EyesWideOpen8 | April 12, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

In the long run, NOBODY likes a snippy, obnoxious beeyitch... Nobody.

Posted by: seakeys | April 12, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Now that Sarah's milk bags are starting to sag and her neck is going stringy, there is no reason at all to vote for her.

Posted by: FilmMD | April 12, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

If Palin was a viable candidate, why did they choose Romney over her in the poll? Palin, with her candor and folksiness, appeals to the Republican base on a personal level. But, even Republicans know she is not Presidential material. Her attempts to "dumb down" Obama, or her defender's attempts to do so, just appear as "sour grapes," really.
So, even though I disagree with her politics, I am not going to call Gov Palin names. I am sure she is a moral and decent person. But, for you Republicans, if Romney can work for you, he is a good choice. Otherwise, get Hutchinson or Ridge or somebody like that. But realize Palin sunk McCain, and she will be mo match even for a politically weakened Obama.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | April 12, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

To the reload % take aim guy: No it is not okay to talk about shooting anyone, even if you are using her stupid words. The woman is a fool, and it is baffling to me why anyone would pay her any attention at all. But don't, ever, even joke about shooting her, please.

Posted by: danap49 | April 12, 2010 6:58 PM | Report abuse

The hopey changey thing is not coming along very well because there is such a mess with our economy and wars and cold war debts we will never be able to dig ourselves out, certainly there will be no return to normal. Actually the world we live in is changing and soon we are going to have to learn to live within the means of our planet and the excessive growth model is not going to be working or else we will not be having hope just lots of spare change.

Posted by: Wildthing1
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Interesting premise. So when Bush hid the huge funding of two wars so you wouldn't see it in the budget, that was OK? Since you didn't know about it, you couldn't hope that Iraq's oil would pay us back or Afghanistan would miraculously be democratic?

You guys amuse me. We couldn't dig ourselves out when Bush left office, dude! He ran us so far into debt and left the economy descending into a depression.

When President Obama added the cost of Iraq and Afghanistan into the regualr budget, that's when you saw the deficit skyrocket.

Granted the stimulus added to the debt but it kept the economy from absolutely tanking.

So you, like some other posters, have no problems spending into a hole to bomb other people into the stoneage but God forbid we spend trying to keep Americans from starving.

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Obama has 2 years, 9 months and 8 days left in office.

That doesn't sound like it is so long.

Considering that the Republicans will probably going to have control over the House next year, it will seem like a LONG LONG time for Obama.

Imagine Obama ACTUALLY being forced to adhere to one of his campaign pledges ? He will HAVE to compromise with the Republicans.

I wonder if there is a way to get Obama to stick to ALL of his pledges.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Liberal loons always insult anyone that they can not argue with and win the debate.The only moonbats are the DA Democrats that don't understand the simple fact that the American voters are finished with this party of socialist.

Posted by: fcs25 | April 12, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Serious "candidate" for what?? Secretary of the inbred territories?

Posted by: johng1 | April 12, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Ain't gonna happen, not with that twit's ego. She is very full of __IT!!!!!!! TFL, Ken

Posted by: kentigereyes | April 12, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Asking Palin to stem the sarcasm is like expecting her to speak in complete sentences. She is mean, by nature, it has worked for her for a while and she's going to keep milking it to mask her own shortcomings. Psychology 101, sil vous plait!

Posted by: Jose5 | April 12, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin: I'm going to reload and set my sights on Democrats in November

Republican Drones: OOOOOOH AAAAAAH GOOD ONE SARAH!

Anyone else: I'm going to reload and set my sights on Republicans in November

Republican Drones: OH MY GOD YOU ARE THREATENING US WAAAH WAAAAH

Posted by: unpluggedboodah

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LMAO look unpluggedfruitcake, your biggest problem is in thinking that it is fear Conservatives are feeling from neo-commie Obama drones like you. You couldn't be more wrong..

Posted by: Straightline | April 12, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

The hopey changey thing is not coming along very well because there is such a mess with our economy and wars and cold war debts we will never be able to dig ourselves out, certainly there will be no return to normal. Actually the world we live in is changing and soon we are going to have to learn to live within the means of our planet and the excessive growth model is not going to be working or else we will not be having hope just lots of spare change.

Posted by: Wildthing1 | April 12, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Oh Sarah, please don't change. We liberals love you just the way you are.

Palin / Gringrinch

Palin / Huckabee

Palin / Romney

2012

(oh, dear Jesus, please?)

Posted by: areyousaying | April 12, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Will The Fix end anonymous blog comments?

"Hal Straus, interactivity editor of The Washington Post, said, “We want to be able to establish user tiers, and display variations based on those tiers.” The system is still being planned, but he says it is likely that readers will be asked to rate comments, and that people’s comments will be ranked in part based on the trust those users have earned from other readers — an approach much like the one The Huffington Post is set to adopt. Another criterion could be whether they use their real names."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/12/technology/12comments.html

It is worth a try, because this is not working.

Posted by: shrink2 | April 12, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Canned sarcasm is all she's capable of. If she can't be pre-rehearsed, she's got nothing. Without a speechwriter, ghostwriter, or inked-in hand notes, she's on her own. On her own, she's an empty shell who won't debate serious issues facing the American people because she doesn't know what they are. I predict she won't run for any office, but will pretend to up until the last minute, just to keep the suspense and the gravy train rolling on.

Posted by: shapiromarilyn | April 12, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

No need to repeat yourself THREE times, John1960 (April 12, 2010 6:09 twice and again at 6:11 PM):

Nevertheless, your comment is a study in Republican/right wing "projection".

Everything, absolutely EVERYTHING you said in your rant is what we have observed being done by right wing politicians and fanatic followers.
Especially the bigots who demean President Obama's race and just about everything else about him including his education, and the politics of "robbing Peter to pay Paul" -- the tactic used several times during Bush's administration to "pay" for a couple of wars and an entitlement program or three.

The tide is turning. Mainstream America is finally waking up to the infiltration of every branch of government by theocrats (the C Street Christianists -- Coburn, Ensign, Pickering, Brownback, Inhofe, etc.) and corporatists bent on removing as many federal regulations as possible, resulting in such things as "the worst recession since the Great Depression" and "the worst mine disaster since 1970".

Posted by: kayjay503 | April 12, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Chris, This is my spin on Palin. As long as she keep the media and the public thinking she might run - she has a fortune in front of her. I don't think she wants to run, but as long as "we" think she does she can make a few million bucks. Greatest reality show going - "Will Palin Run". No script needed - just listen to her sound bites. Don't we love how unprofessional she sounds?

Posted by: eking1936 | April 12, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

It's very sad that she could be a candidate to be the president of the United States.

Posted by: boni40 | April 12, 2010 6:34 PM
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She won't be the nominee with a 35% approval rating. When has ANY party run a candidate with 35% approval? Has it EVER happened?

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

"She's aged quite a bit in the last 2 years..."

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Yes, but her Hustler porn double, Lisa Ann, the star of Who's Nailin Paylin", is doing just fine! Thank God for that!

And while we are at it, thank you, Larry Flynt. The only way I can listen to Palin is to picture her porn double in a compromising "postion" while the real one's mouth is flapping!

Posted by: trenda | April 12, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

We already know this woman is a shame to all smart women in this country. It's very sad that she could be a candidate to be the president of the United States.

Posted by: boni40 | April 12, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Let's see ... The Washington Post, which almost to a man and woman dislikes even the existence of Sarah Palin, is going to give her political advice?!?!

Please..... do your thing, Sarah -- wrong or right. Feedback from The Post is like going to the Vatican for advice on how to discipline pedophile priests....

Posted by: JPMcC | April 12, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin: I'm going to reload and set my sights on Democrats in November

Republican Drones: OOOOOOH AAAAAAH GOOD ONE SARAH!

Anyone else: I'm going to reload and set my sights on Republicans in November

Republican Drones: OH MY GOD YOU ARE THREATENING US WAAAH WAAAAH

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | April 12, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Hasn’t everyone with any sense of self-respect and consideration for real Americans had enough of Sarah Palin’s limited speaking abilities? Her entire understanding of the issues and choices our country is faced with could fit on the tip of a sewing needle. Until the Republican Party and the Tea Party tell her to get lost, neither party should be consider as offering anything of value.

Posted by: truthoverlies1 | April 12, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

unpluggedboodah, what's even funnier is that Mrs. Palin said words like "take aim' and "reload" don't incite violence or imply a threat. They are the words of politics and everyone understands that!

Suddenly when you use her own words, OMG, horror of horrors! Gnashing of teeth! Rending of clothes! You vile person!

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

She's being paid to be sarcastic and that's all she cares about is the money.


When the teabaggers understand just how much she's paid to say "hopey changey" they will realize she has made a fool of all of them.

Posted by: rlj1 | April 12, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

For those of you who think Ms. Palin is a serious leader, I suggest you compare her rhetoric with that of Hamilton, Madison, and Jay in The Federalist Papers. There are only 85 of the Papers. Just start with the first one, work your way through, and then tell us honestly who you think has the better grasp of the issues and dilemmas facing governance in and of a liberal constitutional democratic republic.

Posted by: lstrauss2 | April 12, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

As the leader of the far-right 'tea party' dangerous extremists, Palin has become a gift for her own opposition. She is more suitable to be elected President of a Mississippi trailer park (or wherever their school board lives) or the host of more dumbed down reality tv. Any political candidacy would be doomed after so many public exhibitions of being uneducated and unstable. Then Larry Flynt can make another movie that is even funnier than the classic Who's Nailin Paylin.

Posted by: revbookburn | April 12, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

unpluggedboodah,

I think you have just made CC's point that sarcasm doesn't play. Not even with me, and I'm NOT a Republican.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Let's see ... The Washington Post, which almost to a man and woman dislikes even the existence of Sarah Palin, is going to give her political advice?!?!

Please..... do your thing, Sarah -- wrong or right. Feedback from The Post is like going to the Vatican for advice on how to discipline pedophile priests....

Posted by: JPMcC | April 12, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Whose couch is Oprah going to have to go to in order to come clean ???

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Republicans like to spew violent rhetoric draped in good ol' boy gun talk. But when you point the same rhetoric back at them, they whine and cry like little babies.

Good stuff. Republicans cementing their reputation as the Spineless Party.

Can't wait to reload and take aim at them all in November.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | April 12, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

All I can say is that if Sarah Palin ever decides to run for anything again, I will reload, set my sights on her, and take aim very carefully.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | April 12, 2010 6:12 PM
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Take this somewhere else. You're not welcome here.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse "

This is straight from Sarah Palin herself, fool. How stupid do you feel right now? Pretty stupid, am I right?

I can't wait to reload and take aim at Sarah Palin.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | April 12, 2010 6:18 PM
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I'm not a Sarah Palin fan, so I don't study her words. She's not here, you are, claiming to want to shoot Sarah Palin. Take it somewhere else, friend, we can disagree but death threats are not tolerated.

So, no, I don't feel stupid.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Funny how Republicans are too stupid to understand that the 'reload and aim' rhetoric came from Palin herself. My God what a bunch of stupid fuqing idiots rofl.

I can't wait to reload and take aim. Gonna be fun to set my sights.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | April 12, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse


All I can say is that if Sarah Palin ever decides to run for anything again, I will reload, set my sights on her, and take aim very carefully.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah

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Sounds like a threat to me and I reported you. Anyway you wouldn't stand a chance lib, she would plug you like the Cow Moose you are.

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It's obvious the guy was just mocking the same comments Palin made in Palinesque style.

Posted by: Emmetrope | April 12, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse


You're too funny, John1960! I never said Mrs. Palin called Mrs. Obama anything. I simply said liberals don't have a lock on vile, insulting comments. It's hard for you to read, isn't it?

When you say "always" you're making a big assumption, Jack. One you simply can't prove. I've had plenty of conservatives use the same, you do it too, defense. So again, neither of us have a lock on that, do we?

So how long was Bush in office? And you don't think your ideas are old and tired too? Do you really think there are any new ideas under the sun? There aren't Johnny. No new ideas. Some are just better than others and taking care of our own citizens is a far, far better idea than your social Darwinism.

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Run, Sarah, run. It'll be good to have four more years of the hopey-changey thing - and I guarantee we will if she does run.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | April 12, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Another blog asking questions about Palin is

http://palinquestions.blogspot.com

When will she meet the press? Face the nation?

Posted by: ancipites | April 12, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

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All I can say is that if Sarah Palin ever decides to run for anything again, I will reload, set my sights on her, and take aim very carefully.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | April 12, 2010 6:12 PM
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Take this somewhere else. You're not welcome here.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse "

This is straight from Sarah Palin herself, fool. How stupid do you feel right now? Pretty stupid, am I right?

I can't wait to reload and take aim at Sarah Palin.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | April 12, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

All I can say is that if Sarah Palin ever decides to run for anything again, I will reload, set my sights on her, and take aim very carefully.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah

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Sounds like a threat to me and I reported you. Anyway you wouldn't stand a chance lib, she would plug you like the Cow Moose you are.

Posted by: Straightline | April 12, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Lets face the FACTS: Republicans (Reagan, Bush, Gingritch, Palin, George Will, Beck, Limbaugh, Bachman, Demint, etc. etc. ) have been and are utter complete lunatics.

To be exact what this means is that Republicans are paid agents of Rich & Big corporations (Big Pharma, Big Insurance, Big Military, Big Banks, etc. aka Wall Street Gang) and as such they have been part of one of the Ultimate Con Jobs in the history of man kind, perpetrated on the American people, for the last many decades. The purpose of which Con Job are the following 2 Key objectives:
1- To give American people as little as possible for the Taxes that we pay,
2- To enable the Rich & Big corporations (Big Pharma, Big Insurance, Big Banks, etc.) to get as rich as they can off
the back of the American middle class (people) by not having the Government (of the People by the People for the People)
regulate what they can do for the benefit of the People, such as regulate them from charging criminal level interest rates of 30%, or have Universal nationalized health care, as all Europeans have, Canadians have, Israelis have, Chinese have, etc.

And to get away with this Ultimate Con Job, Republicans have been saying any insane thing, any lunatic thing, no matter how senseless and illogical, such as:
1- "Government cannot do anything..."
2- "Government is the problem not the solution..."
etc. etc.

Which translated means:
1- You the People cannot do anything, since this is supposed to be the "Government of the People by the People for the People"
2- Pay about 40% of your income in Taxes and get almost nothing for your Taxes
3- Only the Rich & Big corporations "can do things... and are the solution...." IF we can brain wash you people to believe that the Government of the People cannot do anything... and thus the Con Job is complete.

Much more here:
http://anoox.com/blog/Real_News.34034

Posted by: RealNews1 | April 12, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

All I can say is that if Sarah Palin ever decides to run for anything again, I will reload, set my sights on her, and take aim very carefully.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | April 12, 2010 6:12 PM
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Take this somewhere else. You're not welcome here.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin hasn't got a snowball's chance in H--- to ever become President or Vice President. Her sarcastic attitude and over-used one-liners will never be respected by other national leaders, let alone by people in our own country.
The first (and last) time Sarah Palin tells a foreign dignitary to "Go Kiss a Moose", our country will get bombed by that foreign country and its allies.

Posted by: momof20yo | April 12, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Not all of Sarah Palin Fanatics are poorly behaved but enough are.

Posted by: Emmetrope | April 12, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Palin needs tips on public speaking from Cillizza. LOL

Posted by: bobmoses | April 12, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

soxfan64, it doesn't matter if you wouldn't vote for her or not, your weak defense of her right to be publically ignorant is pointless.


Were you concerned that George W. Bush ran the deficit up to unprecedented levels? You do know he did not show the funding for two wars in the budget, don't you? He funded them with resolutions instead so you never saw the cost.

President Obama put the funding for two wars back in the budget and wow! The budget soared! Funny how that works.

It's also funny that so many conservatives have no problem spending billions overseas to kill people but try to actually help American citizens live and you get all wimpy and weepy. Funny.

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

All I can say is that if Sarah Palin ever decides to run for anything again, I will reload, set my sights on her, and take aim very carefully.

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | April 12, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

fr the article:

>...Palin questioned President Obama's stance on nuclear weapons, mocking "all the vast nuclear experience he acquired as a community organizer and as a part time Senator."

"How's that hopey, changey thing working for you now," she asked....<

It's clear that the ice queen is just a sore loser who's throwing a tantrum that she and McCain LOST the election by a landslide.

She is desperately in need of a bottle of warm milk, a diaper change, and to be put into her footie pj's and put down in her crib for a nap. It shows.

Posted by: Alex511 | April 12, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

fr the article:

>...Palin questioned President Obama's stance on nuclear weapons, mocking "all the vast nuclear experience he acquired as a community organizer and as a part time Senator."

"How's that hopey, changey thing working for you now," she asked....<

It's clear that the ice queen is just a sore loser who's throwing a tantrum that she and McCain LOST the election by a landslide.

She is desperately in need of a bottle of warm milk, a diaper change, and to be put into her footie pj's and put down in her crib for a nap. It shows.

Posted by: Alex511 | April 12, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Sarcasm, derision and being unprepared are her temperament.

She is no more suited to the presidency or vice presidency than was John McCain.

And she never will be.

Never.

Posted by: Gracedog | April 12, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

arancia12:

The problem with your apocryphal story is, Sarah Palin didn't call Michelle Obama any names; nor have any of the conservative commenters here.

You lefties always resort to the "conservatives do the same thing" argument; without any backup.

The fact is, the snarling, nasty invective leveled against Palin here in response to an article about HER supposed "sarcasm" is all anybody needs to know about Democrats and the left.

Your entire agenda consists of robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote, divisiveness and character assassination. Your old, tired ideas have been tried over and over again, leading to nothing but abject failure. So, by all means, YOU keep it up. Your ignorance is surpassed only by your arrogance. You won a single election and you think you own the world. Hardly.

Can't wait until November, 2010, when the adults retake control.

Posted by: John1960 | April 12, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

12BB, she has to win the nomination for you to cash in on the 24% contract. The contract that she will run is at 52%.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

arancia12:

The problem with your apocryphal story is, Sarah Palin didn't call Michelle Obama any names; nor have any of the conservative commenters here.

You lefties always resort to the "conservatives do the same thing" argument; without any backup.

The fact is, the snarling, nasty invective leveled against Palin here in response to an article about HER supposed "sarcasm" is all anybody needs to know about Democrats and the left.

Your entire agenda consists of robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote, divisiveness and character assassination. Your old, tired ideas have been tried over and over again, leading to nothing but abject failure. So, by all means, YOU keep it up. Your ignorance is surpassed only by your arrogance. You won a single election and you think you own the world. Hardly.

Can't wait until November, 2010, when the adults

Posted by: John1960 | April 12, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

arancia12:

The problem with your apocryphal story is, Sarah Palin didn't call Michelle Obama any names; nor have any of the conservative commenters here.

You lefties always resort to the "conservatives do the same thing" argument; without any backup.

The fact is, the snarling, nasty invective leveled against Palin here in response to an article about HER supposed "sarcasm" is all anybody needs to know about Democrats and the left.

Your entire agenda consists of robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote, divisiveness and character assassination. Your old, tired ideas have been tried over and over again, leading to nothing but abject failure. So, by all means, YOU keep it up. Your ignorance is surpassed only by your arrogance. You won a single election and you think you own the world. Hardly.

Can't wait until November, 2010, when the adults

Posted by: John1960 | April 12, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: shrink2 | April 12, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Poor john1960. Another card-carrying member of the "I rub one out to Sarah Palin videos every night" club.

What a bunch of sick freaks.

I feel for those poor women who have to clean up rooms occupied by teabaggers after a Sarah Palin appearance.

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Poor koolkat. Another card-carrying commie member of the "I rub one out to Barack Obama videos every night" club.

What a bunch of sick freaks.

I feel for those poor DNC employees who have to clean up rooms occupied by the gay neo-commies after a Barack Obama appearance.

Posted by: Straightline | April 12, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Whose couch is Oprah going to have to go to in order to come clean ???


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Serious candidate? Come on, there is no way this idiotic half-term quitter is going to be a "serious" candidate for anything.

It is too bad the news media is so slow in getting the message but I suppose train wrecks and mutant oddities always get lots of coverage too.

Posted by: marSF | April 12, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

"One of the newest heroes of the Tea Party movement is “outspoken” Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino, a multimillionaire who has railed against “liberal elites.” Earlier this month, he officially declared his Republican candidacy for New York’s gubernatorial race. However, WNYMedia.net reveals that Paladino has “regularly forwarded pornography and racially degrading material to friends on the Internet.” The Buffalo News reports:

[WNYMedia.net managing director Marc] Odien released e-mail pictures that supposedly show Miss France having s*x with a man, a horse having s*x with a woman, a photo of dancing African tribesmen entitled “Obama Inauguration Rehearsal,” a photo of President Obama and the first lady doctored to simulate a 1970s pimp and prostitute, and an e-mail showing chimpanzees doing an Irish dance entitled “proof the Irish discovered Africa.”

As WNYMedia.net notes, the “Obama Inauguration Rehearsal” was “very popular in the white supremacist community and has been posted at the Neo-Nazi Stormfront website.”

the morally degraded teabaggers continue to show their true colors.

Posted by: drindl | April 12, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Man is she getting to you! If she is such a non-starter why all the fuss...

Posted by: gmh123
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Because it's so much fun watching you wingnuts try to defend the indefensible.

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Arancia12,
How convenient that you left out the rest of my post stating that I didn't think Palin was qualified to run.
While I wouldn't vote for her, she sure as hell couldn't do any worse when it comes to the unbelievable debt Obama has given us. Sooner or later we're going to run out of people with the money to pay for it all.

Posted by: soxfan64 | April 12, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

CHRIS CILLIZZA:(Remember that Palin's first ever major speech -- at the 2008 Republican National Convention -- showed glimpses of a sarcastic Palin but by and large was a study in earnestness.)

No, it was a study in dishonesty and hatred, both of which she has continued. What speech were you listening to, Chris?

Posted by: gsross | April 12, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

"If Sarah Palin was a democrat, she would not have to withstand the attacks she has."

Right. Because no one ever attacks President Obama, for instance.

what moron her followers are -- what utter morons.

Posted by: drindl | April 12, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

arancia12
Your whole posting at 5:31 is sexist and disappointing. If Sarah Palin was a democrat, she would not have to withstand the attacks she has.
Somehow, the democrats, because they feel superior, feel they are allowed to be sexist and racist in their attacks.
No one else is allowed to.
yada yada yada....

Posted by: 37thand0street
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37th, your whole posting is ignorant and wrongheaded.

You would not see a dimwit like Palin in the Democratic Party so your comment is foolish.

There is nothing sexist in my comments because I would say the same thing about dimwit like Scott Brown. Or Bill Frist. Or Larry Craig. Or Mark Sanford. Or you.

The rest of your post is a whhhiiiiiineee. Really pretty pathetic. I doubt Mrs. Palin needs your defense but I'm sure she needs your money so go for it!

In the meantime, I'm still working for the military teaching WMD accident response. I don't have time to pick out those siren red, peep-toe, strappy, slingback, wedge sole, sandals Mrs. Palin loves so much. My good ole common sense-y shoes will have to do.

Have a little cheese with that whine dude.


Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

"Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin delivered a well-received speech on Friday at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference,".

So the bimbo/idiot/quitter/liar/self-promoter and frauds speech was well recieved by the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. What a suprise. As if the crowd that is represented by the bloated, bigoted confederate apologist twins Barbour and Gingrich would react any other way?

Posted by: toc59 | April 12, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Man is she getting to you! If she is such a non-starter why all the fuss...

Posted by: gmh123 | April 12, 2010 5:53 PM
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You can make money on your conviction. Go to Intrade.com, set up an account, buy contracts @24 on the probability of Mrs. Palin running as a R. If she does, the contract goes to 100, she doesn't even have to win. You'll make money. No brainer. Let us know how it goes.

http://www.intrade.com/jsp/intrade/contractSearch/index.jsp?query=palin

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

right on gmh!!

Posted by: sycamore2 | April 12, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Palin just lacks the intellectual capabilities to be President. She uses sarcasm to hide her deficiencies in knowledge and verbal abilities. Regardless of politics, we need a smart President. Many voted for Obama only because he seemed bright and articulate. Writing on her hands, not knowing basic facts about American and World History. How can she ever be President?

Posted by: magnifco1000 | April 12, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

It is great that Palin attracts idiots into the Republican party. Her supporters are sure to turn aside any Republican candidate who might dare to speak about actual issues. Every column inch about Palin is one less inch available for more credible Republicans (if one could find any) who might pose a real challenge in 2012. What's even funnier is that she obviously doesn't plan to run for office again, she's just exploiting the limelight for the sake of her book sales and media career, at the expense of her own party. So please WaPo, give us more Palin. Let her dominate the Republican side of political debate.

History doesn't remeber who ran for the Republicans in the 1930s or '40s, and it won't remember who ran for Republicans in the 2010's or 20's, if the party even survives that long.

Posted by: lartfromabove | April 12, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Man is she getting to you! If she is such a non-starter why all the fuss...

Posted by: gmh123 | April 12, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

its amazing how rude all of you OLD BOLSHEVIKS are! The criticism of Palin during the campaign was very sarcastic , snobby,and elitist, so she's turning the tables. Remember the only candidate with less experience than Palin was Obama. All of you leftists can now see how Obamas lack of EXPERIENCE has translated into a mess that the next 20 administrations will have to clean-up!

Posted by: gfh437 | April 12, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Go ahead, take some shoots at Michele Bachman now.
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At least, Mrs. Bachmann has a higher approval rating (50% in Minnesota) than Mrs. Palin's approval nationwide (35%).

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

The only reason Axelrod and Gibbs are sarcastic in their public appearances is that they're being asked utterly stupid questions by the media, just like the utterly stupid question George Stephanopolis asked President Obama. Yet the media persist in being stupid, and continue to ask questions that are more appropriate for US magazine or People mag or the Life section of USA Today.

Now that Sarah Palin has morphed into some kind of Celebrity-With-An-Opinion-On-Everthing, just about everyone has forgotten what candidate Palin declared during the 2008 election campaign about "special needs children" -- she promised to be "a friend and advocate" for the families of children with disabilities, and she cited the now-no-longer-carried-around-like-a-sack-of-potatoes/loaf-of-French-bread Trig Palin as her "street credentials" to speak on behalf of special needs families, which gave these families hope.

Last June 2009 she appeared at her former BFF Meg Stapleton's father's bash in New York state to speechify and walk in an Autism Walk, bringing with her another prop, her nephew, who is autistic.

Since then she has done nothing, NOTHING to advocate for either Autism or Down Syndrome.

Last March 21st, she completely ignored World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, as well as the significance of the date itself. Not one word on Twitter, and nothing on her chosen means of communication to the world, her Facebook page -- or even in an interview on Fox "News".

Good Friday April 2nd was also World Autism Awareness Day. Did Sarah Palin acknowledge this and say anything publicly as a contributor on Fox "News"? On her Facebook page? On Twitter?

**crickets**

Whoever the child Trig is, he hasn't been seen in public since Jesse Griffin pointed out on February 22, 2010 that the ears of the so-called "newborn Trig" appeared in pictures to be markedly different from the "campaign Trig", and both infants' ears seemed to be markedly different from the child carried around on Palin's book-signing tour.

http://theimmoralminority.blogspot.com/2010/02/tale-of-two-babies-by-sarah-palin.html

(it may actually be THREE babies... )

http://palingates.blogspot.com/ has a long list of strange mysteries attributable to Sarah Palin on the right-side menu of their blogsite -- it would be the 8th Wonder of the World if the MSM ever actually INVESTIGATED the strange story of Trig Palin, let alone any of the other mysteries. It's a sorry statement of the current state of MSM investigative journalism that only a handful of blogs have been doing this, and have been stonewalled in both directions -- from the Palin camp, and from the MSM.

Posted by: kayjay503 | April 12, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin represents the worst of American politics - she's mean-spirited; her attacks are personal and petty; she makes no effort to find common ground or to bring people together; and she offers virtually nothing in terms of policies or solutions to the very serious, and often complex problems that our country faces. What's more her attacks and her rhetoric are more-often-than-not based in half-truths, lies and general ignorance on her part. Unfortunately, the press never calls her on it.

Posted by: jbentley4 | April 12, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

What more can I add? The vile, nasty, disgusting, insulting comments about Palin in response to an article about her "sarcasm" sort of say it all.

Posted by: John1960
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Saw one of your constituents call Michele Obama a gorilla. And that woman isn't even running for any office!

Guess we don't have a lock on nasty and vile, eh?

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Considering LIB and GAY are one in the same. Do you whack off to a pic of Obama????

Posted by: askgees | April 12, 2010 4:50 PM


Um...no, askgees.

"Liberal" and "Gay" are not "one in the same" (sic.). For the record, I am a Liberal (and tired of apologizing for it). I am also straight and happily married.


Get your facts in line: using the word "Liberal" to demonize someone with whom you disagree displays an ignorance and even a hatefulness that is itself un-American.

If you believe that Government has a duty to help those who cannot help themselves because Corporate America won't, then You Might Be A Liberal.

If you believe that people are more important than Corporations, then You Might Be A Liberal.

If you believe that our Founding Fathers meant it when they said that "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion", then You Might Be A Liberal.

If you believe that being a Patriot means you can love your country without blindly accepting everything done in her name, then You Might Be A Liberal.

If you believe that our elected officials should serve the people before serving themselves or the corporations who filled their campaign coffers, then You Might Be A Liberal.

If you believe people who pay the same taxes you do should have the same rights that you enjoy, then You Might Be A Liberal.

If you believe that our nation should go to war to protect its people rather than for-profit, then You Might Be A Liberal.

If you believe that intelligence is a good quality for our leaders to possess, then You Might Be A Liberal.

I'll bet you could drown in mercury, couldn't you?

Posted by: Rhino40 | April 12, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

check the polls out people or don't you read.

Posted by: sycamore2 | April 12, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

I believe many of the comments about Sarah Palin are sexist -

I really don't think the liberals would be making these kinds of comments if it were a male they were talking about.

Quite amazing - but it is the state of the democratic party now - they are this crazy attack machine against anyone who does not agree with them.


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It's not sexism, just plain horniness. We democrats are horny bastards

Posted by: jiji1 | April 12, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

arancia12


Your whole posting at 5:31 is sexist and disappointing. If Sarah Palin was a democrat, she would not have to withstand the attacks she has.

Somehow, the democrats, because they feel superior, feel they are allowed to be sexist and racist in their attacks.


No one else is allowed to.

Last week we were saying there is NOTHING MORE RACIST than a democrat talking about a BLACK REPUBLICANS.

Well, there is NOTHING MORE SEXIST than a democrat talking about a Woman Republicans.

Go ahead, take some shoots at Michele Bachman now.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Pls. to those of you who are so insane thinking anyone is being sexist against this lunatic woman, I must say, you are REALLY trying so hard to find an excuse for your own poor brain's confusion & sub-conscious rejection of why you are even a fan of her in the first place, and that it is not even funny.

As a woman, and a good looking one with big hair, glasses, and red lipstick at all times, I know what sexism is, like racism, it sure exists and is part of all our human societies ( in some ways, even part of our human/animal nature).

Yes, there is always that element of the pretty woman being thought of the bimbo and I must say,for good reasons, that turns out to be true in many cases, as I have seen myself and same goes in many ways about the good looking handsome mucho men. Is it right or fair, NO, but as a scientist I have realized long ago that life is NEVER fair or about fairness. Of course, there are those of us who have brain and beauty and when it comes to having a brain, NO SEXISM can ever get on the way, especially not in a country with laws against such discrimination like USA.In this country, YOU EARN IT if you have the BRAIN. Even mean-natured nasty people with bad heart, which is what Palin comes across to be all about, get places IF they have the brain and hide/cover their meanness well.

The only REASON we are even talking ABOUT this woman is HER only appeal, which is her sex appeal. And I must repeat, Sarah Palin, with her NASTY annoying voice, and NASTY sarcastic style,her MEAN character, and on top of that, ignorance and lack of knowledge on all significant societal matters you could think of, could have never ever been anyone popular or with a serious fan base if she was 50 lbs heavier and somewhat uglier. PERIOD.

Posted by: Palinisanidiot | April 12, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Nobody wants an angry a hole as a President, but millions will want one as an author or as a pundit. She has chosen well. I don't have one issue with her decisions thus far. If you were her, wouldn't you rather have 25 million bucks after a couple years?

Posted by: steveboyington
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If I were her I'd want $25 million bucks after a couple of years, the presidency, and then $500 million bucks and never have to work again.

I think she wants it all and no one has ever told her she can't. Well, they did last November but she doesn't take the blame for that does she?

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

What more can I add? The vile, nasty, disgusting, insulting comments about Palin in response to an article about her "sarcasm" sort of say it all.

The left has no agenda, other than character assassination, hyperbole, ridicule and, yes, sarcasm.

Can't wait until November, 2010. Then we'll see who's in the majority in America and who's going to be relegated to the garbage can of history.

Posted by: John1960 | April 12, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of what each of us thinks about Mrs. Palin, WHY would the Republicans run someone with 35% approval rating (and trending down)?

Answer: they won't. Unless they're into suicide.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

I just can't understand why the rabid left is so concerned about a "dimwit Barbie doll". If she wasn't a threat to you, you'd ignore her. The more you vent, the bigger she gets. Not too bright.

Posted by: soxfan64
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Apparently you thought an inexperienced community organizer was dangerous for our country.

I think someone who would vote for a dimwit Barbie doll is even more dangerous for our country.

It's not a tough concept.

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Sarah is trapped in paradox: The more she delights far-right crazies, the further she alienates reasoning Americans.

Posted by: jimsteinberg1 | April 12, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Your only hope for a Pulitzer, Chris'
is a Sarah Palin Article,
something comparing her bra size
to obama's ear size.
there must be a correlation.
as in spending to debt?
oh gosh no! there can't be
a correlation between how much
one spends, and how far in debt
one sinks?
that would be downright,
Palin/Orwellian.

Posted by: simonsays1 | April 12, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Nobody wants an angry a hole as a President, but millions will want one as an author or as a pundit. She has chosen well. I don't have one issue with her decisions thus far. If you were her, wouldn't you rather have 25 million bucks after a couple years?

Posted by: steveboyington | April 12, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Palin is not setting herself up as a presidential candidate in 2012, ... perhaps on a ticket as vice presidential candidate if at all.
The fact is that Obama isn't looking to win new fans either, and in fact based on his rapidly dropping approval rating even in his core base, Obama is losing support left and right. Understandably though, because this communist wanna-be dictator is the worst U.S. president (if anyone still calls him that) in U.S. history. Together with his moronic cohorts like Pelosi & Co. he's hard at work in trying to destroy our precious country. But it won't work, because Americans don't want Obama anymore and if possible they would have kicked him out of Office many months ago.

Anyway, the Rebublicans will choose wisely this time around and will hopefully nominate top-notch qualified candidates for 2012. Palin is definitely a nice person and has accomplished much back home in Alaska, but we don't think that she would be suitable for a 2012 ticket, and we would prefer Michele Bachmann as a woman on the 2012 ticket as a vice presidential candidate. Bachmann is not only smart, but wise, excellent and well established.
Palin though would make a great Senator or perhaps she would be valuable in a presidential appointment like e.g. Secretary of Health & Human Services or something that may suit her.

Posted by: scherf_com | April 12, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

"Of course, if Palin has decided (or does decide) not to run for president then her current rhetorical style virtually ensures further commercial success for her books, speech and the rest of the growing Palin Inc. empire."

This sentence says it all. I doubt that Sarah Palin is really interested in the real responsibility that would come with governance, as witness her resignation as governor of Alaska. She has figured out that it's a lot more lucrative and fun to simply be a public personality. This leaves her free to be as outrageous and sarcastic as she pleases. She could care less about appealing beyond her narrow base of radical Republicans and Teabaggers. The more outrageous she is, the more they love her and the more she can demand for speaking fees.

Posted by: spokanite | April 12, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

koolkat_1960: What a scummy comment. I disagree with you, so I must be deviant. Typical of someone who learned "debate" tactics from watching Family Guy.

Can't wait until November, 2010. Then, you and your pals can go back to being snarling political eunuchs for another 20 years.

BTW, what portion of YOUR income depends upon the largesse of real taxpayers? Lots, I'll bet.

Posted by: John1960 | April 12, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

If Palin can only garners 18% (not even win a plurality in the straw poll of her target audience when she had the advantage of speaking there, while Romney didn't), she doesn't seem like a promising Republican Presidential nominee even in THEIR OWN eyes (let alone her opponents').

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 12, 2010 5:27 PM
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More evidence that supports your argument. Intrade has the chance of Mrs. Palin becoming the Republican nominee in 2012 at 24%.

http://www.intrade.com/jsp/intrade/contractSearch/index.jsp?query=palin

Interestingly enough, Intrade has the probability of Mrs. Palin DECLARING her candidacy at nearly 60%.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

... into ground as a serious candidate for president in 2012...?! -- Oh, stop being sarcastic, would you!

Posted by: esthermiriam | April 12, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

The thing about repackaging as something you aren't is that the essence seeps through the cracks. We have seen her in action, and that's who she is.

Posted by: patr2 | April 12, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what the average IQ of the people applauding Palin was. We already know her level of intelligence when she outed herself on CBS about 1.5 years ago.

Posted by: TroutHound | April 12, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I suggest the Post do all of us Libs a favor and invite Gerard Alexander back on as a guest OPT ED writer and have him explain to all of us,

"Why Sarah Palin and the Tea Bagger Crowd are so Condescending towards President Obama"?


I would definitely love to read Alexander's excuses for "Sarah the Barracuda" & the Tea Bagger's psychological obsession with the current president.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | April 12, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

"Of course, if Palin has decided (or does decide) not to run for president then her current rhetorical style virtually ensures further commercial success for her books, speech and the rest of the growing Palin Inc. empire."

This sentence says it all. I doubt that Sarah Palin is really interested in the real responsibility that would come with governance, as witness her resignation as governor of Alaska. She has figured out that its a lot more lucrative and fun to simply be a public personality. This leaves her free to be as outrageous and sarcastic as she pleases. She could care less about appealing beyond her narrow base of radical Republicans and Teabaggers. The more outrageous she is, the more they love her and the more she can demand for speaking fees.

Posted by: spokanite | April 12, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Who says Sarah wants to run for President in 2012? She would not have been quitting on Alaska otherwise. She's running for Forbes. There's much more moolah in being the female Glen Beck

Posted by: shaldar44 | April 12, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Oy vey people; get a grip and think about your future with or without Ms. Palin. Just say something of substance. What a waste of words and so immature. Take your angst out on yourselves...or relate to your family or animals for those of you that don't have any real connections with people.

Posted by: sycamore2 | April 12, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse


I believe many of the comments about Sarah Palin are sexist -


I really don't think the liberals would be making these kinds of comments if it were a male they were talking about.


Quite amazing - but it is the state of the democratic party now - they are this crazy attack machine against anyone who does not agree with them.

Posted by: 37thand0street
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Yowsir! And 37th lobs a girly boy desperation pitch way over the plate!

I'm a woman who spent 24 years in the military. When I was loading bombs on a flightline, Sarah was pirouetting on a catwalk.

Women by and large dislike Mrs. Palin intensely. Know why? Because she embarasses women. She is a dilettante and a wanna be and not very good at anything she has done.

I have seen too many pretty, pleasing, and incompetent women promoted to positions of authority only to watch them crash and burn. In doing so they ruin the chances of all hard working and competent women everywhere.

Mrs. Palin is a walking disaster area and men love her. Only is Republicanland is "I'd hit that!" a qualification for president.

Try again, 37th. Your pitches are high and wide dude.

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Of course, if Palin has decided (or does decide) not to run for president then her current rhetorical style virtually ensures further commercial success for her books, speech and the rest of the growing Palin Inc. empire.
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That's the point.. Sarah is NOT running. When she stepped down as governor she basically said I'm a celebrity now not a politition.. Now she won't declare anything.. what she needs is news coverage so why close any doors.. but Palin is the money business now.. and business is good. But on your point about being sarcastic.. how did that work out for Senator Al Frankin???

Posted by: sovine08 | April 12, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

As a liberal I am terrified of Palin! Look at me running in fear from the mere mention of her name! Oh my God I am so scared of Sarah Palin! I hope those scary conservatives don't run her in 2012 or we sill surely lose! Oh woe is me!

Posted by: unpluggedboodah | April 12, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm a conservative (horrors) who doesn't think Sarah is qualified to run due to her inexperience just as I didn't think being a "community Organizer" qualified Dear Leader and look where we are now.
I just can't understand why the rabid left is so concerned about a "dimwit Barbie doll". If she wasn't a threat to you, you'd ignore her. The more you vent, the bigger she gets. Not too bright.

Posted by: soxfan64 | April 12, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Sarah needs to pull a Ronnie Raygun and offer a large tax cut. Ronnie got lucky and had interest rates begin to tick down in 1982, which started to boost employment in 1983. Naturally, numnuts Ronnie took credit for a decrease in umemployment as a result of his tax cuts.

While a tax cut will not boost employment it sure would be nice to have. What a thinky there ole Sarah. Tax cut?

Posted by: Maddogg | April 12, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Another Palin story? She must be regurgitating some talking points that someone told her about to get the base riled up about something they are mad about to make sure we can get what we want which is more of less of what we need and.. Wait a minute.. What is she talking about?

Posted by: bigceedee | April 12, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

But did she wink enough to make Rich Lowry, ahem, "stand up a little straighter"?

Posted by: mattintx | April 12, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Ka Ching! Ka Ching! Now you know why Palin does and says what she does. She's what passes for entertainment in right wing circles. Pretty pathetic but que sera sera.

Posted by: kchses1 | April 12, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

The Fix:
While Palin received some of the loudest applause from the SRLC crowd, it was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who didn't even attend the event, who walked away with a win in the straw poll.

If Palin can only garners 18% (not even win a plurality in the straw poll of her target audience when she had the advantage of speaking there, while Romney didn't), she doesn't seem like a promising Republican Presidential nominee even in THEIR OWN eyes (let alone her opponents').

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | April 12, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

"Sarcasm makes you look sort of superior but it is really a tool of the weak."

This is true. Linguistically sarcasm is identified with the historically (or currently) weak--women, teenagers, anyone who would be smacked down if they openly challenged the orthodoxy. (Deborah Tannen's book "You Just Don't Understand" explores the linking of sarcasm with feminine dialogue further, fascinating read. There's a transcript of a trial with two elderly women--I think they're Italian? Neither one can bring herself to come right out and say "that's not true" or "you're lying" because it's seen as unfeminine. So they repeat the other person's testimony sarcastically.) This is why sarcasm such a self-defeating linguistic tool--you're saying you're unable to muster an honest, open response of substance, you just come across as some tittering teenager.

Ohm and regarding the "hopey, changey" remark--the best response was Bill Maher, after the health care bill was passed, saying "JUST FINE, thanks for asking!" BWAHAHAHA!

Posted by: NYC123 | April 12, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

let's see, Palin says she doesn't agree with Obama's new nuclear stance. Obama says something sarcastic about Palin - ie, last he knew she wasn't a nuclear expert. So now you all on the left complain that when she gives sarcasm back that somehow discredits her, but no mention of Obama's sarcasm?

Posted by: termiteavenger | April 12, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Gutter politics gets you so far and no further. Where is the substance? Are you looking for a smear master leader? I think not. However, they will take all the dollars of the gullible.

Posted by: fasm7700 | April 12, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

To soxfan54: Her lack of knowledge concerning world history, geography, the environment, to name a few areas, on top of her inability to speak a clear sentence, are just a few of the FACTS that I base my invectives on; it she knew something, then she would have an actual platform. Since she is limited in what she does know, she goes for the dirty trick angle of putting others down. And no, this is no Hate Speech, this is a FACT. Oh, and also the fact that she is a hypocrite, uses the system that she puts down, and also makes a mockery of so-called family values, which, in her lucrative world, revolve around road trips and HATE speeches instead of child care.

Posted by: jharlin00 | April 12, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Gutter politics gets you so far and no further. Where is the substance? Are you looking for smear master leader? I think not. However, they will take all the dollars of the gullible.

Posted by: fasm7700 | April 12, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin would be a much better President than this obozo clown we have in the White House. He is such an embarassment to the USA.

Posted by: charlietuna6661 | April 12, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Losey quitty.

Posted by: blarsen1 | April 12, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

For her supporters, what exact idea has she had? Her ideas didn't get McCain to PA Ave. now did it? Didn't help Alaska either did it? At home, didn't keep her 12 yr old daughter from making her a grandma at 33.

It only helped book sales.

Posted by: kedavis | April 12, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

It's still unbelievable that we have a president who served half a term as a first-term senator after being promoted by mobsters in his adopted home state. It just shows how dim the U.S. electorate is.

Given that, it's no suprise that Palin gets the attention she does.

Posted by: ttj1 | April 12, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

She's a leader. She's leading all of white trash America out of their trailers and over a cliff.

How's that losey quitty thing workin' out for ya, Sarie?

Posted by: blarsen1 | April 12, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

She's saying what millions and millions and millions and millions of Americans would like to say if they had her forum. Get used to it, liberals, because come November and then again in 2012, we're retaking this country from Socialist/Communist Obama!
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Actually, there are some inconvenient polls that do not support your premise. Mrs. Palin's approval rating was 44% when she ran with McCain in 10/2008, has trended down ever since.

Her approval rating at the moment 4/2010 is 35%.

That's not cherrypicking polls either. Look at Pollster.com which keeps a graph with ALL the polls on it. http://www.pollster.com/polls/us/fav-palin.php

She is losing ground in the polls, not gaining support. The more she is seen and heard, the more her approval falls. That is a serious problem.

Posted by: 12BarBlues | April 12, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

"How's that hopey, changey thing working for you now?"

Or, you can go with the republicans' alternative.

No hope.

And no change.

Posted by: seattle_wa | April 12, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm all for freedom of speech but at some point someone really needs to pull her aside and explain to her that she has become an embarrassment to our nation.

BTW- this is not sarcasm, this is ignorance.

Posted by: dcperspective | April 12, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I like to watch Sarah's speeches with the sound turned off. That way I don't have to be subjected to her screeching rantings, but I can still hope to see a wardrobe malfunction someday.

Posted by: justmike | April 12, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

I believe many of the comments about Sarah Palin are sexist -

I really don't think the liberals would be making these kinds of comments if it were a male they were talking about.

Quite amazing - but it is the state of the democratic party now - they are this crazy attack machine against anyone who does not agree with them.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

"She's not willing to do the work to educate herself about the substance of important issues."

-- Right, Palin's just not in touch with the "nuanced" arguments of the too kewl left. You know, like imposing huge new taxes in the middle of a recession; or offering "free" health care in the middle of a recession; or granting "amnesty" to millions of illegals (thus granting "free" health care to millions more in the middle of a recession); or unilaterally disarming in the face of a world arming itself to the teeth. Those are all sound, nuanced, sophisticated, even brilliant political postures.

Obviously, only the densest among us fail to see the wisdom in these policies. Suicide is painless.

Yep. Palin sure represents the uneducated, unwashed madding crowd of illiterates; while all you intellectuals represent "reason."

Can't wait until November, 2010.

Posted by: John1960 | April 12, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Give up the sarcasm? What else does she have?

Posted by: jim4postnatl | April 12, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Re:Jharlin00
I've noticed on the you can only use invectives like...Brainless,simpleton,uninformed,Barbie doll etc. Is this "Hate speech"? If you have no Facts to base your argument, please stay in your basement.
Re:drjhi
Yes I assume she is getting paid well. Is that her fault or the people paying her. If there is no demand, there wouldn't be a supply.

Posted by: soxfan64 | April 12, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I bet she'll divorce Todd soon and marry one of those family-values, conservative skirt-chasers and live happily ever after working for Murdoch's media spin-machine.

Posted by: Nparry | April 12, 2010 5:11 PM | Report abuse

-- How juvenile. It seems that the left's determination to destroy Palin bespeaks a different truth.

Posted by: John1960
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Destroy her? We LOVE her! We are responsible for all her free publicity. We hope she runs for president!

Besides, the left can't destroy St. Sarah. That would imply the left has some power and you wingnuts know better than that.

How can you be so misguided?

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Monday, April 12, 2010; 4:53 PM

NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrial average has closed above 11,000 for the first time in a year and a half on investors' rising hopes about the economy.

Hopeychange one said.
After George W. Bush inherited the LA Lakers, and left the Washington Wizards to Obama, I'd say - much better than the 8 failed years of downward leadership + being attacjked on 9/11 in the USA as the prez.

Posted by: kedavis | April 12, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

For eight years those who critized and critiqued the president from outside his party were unpatriotic and often called out as providing aid and comfort to the enemy. We were (and are) at war and he was the Commander and Chief. Now, it is fine to flippantly be disrespectful to both the office and the man. What a difference and election makes.

Posted by: jahysell | April 12, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

if she was blonde, she'd have a believable excuse for the stuff she's spouting about.

Posted by: SpecTP | April 12, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

I still predict that Obama will nominate Sears to the Supreme Court.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Palin is trying to be a cheaper version of Ann Coulter. She probably borrows the wardrobe from Walmart and beyond a few boring repartees, there's nothing worth coming out of the Tea Party teacup.

Posted by: Nparry | April 12, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Sarcasm is what Palin is best at. Yes, it does not sell well to a broader public, but in a time when many people are angry, sarcasm sells to a narrow base, and Palin stirs up a lot of energy behind her with it. Like it or hate it, "How's that hopey-changey thing working out for ya?" has to be one of the more memorable political quotes of the past year.

All in all, if Palin is smart and has any sense of her political prospects, she will keep doing what she is doing, and she won't bother to run for president. Once she declares for president, she will have to move beyond the sarcasm, which won't be an easy transition, and a presidential run is probably not something that she can win. However, by maintaining a rabidly loyal following, she can pull a lot of sway within the party, influence who does get the nomination, and work to sway a lot of state-level elections. That kind of work and loyalty is rewarded in party politics, and if what Palin does proves part of a winning formula, she will keep herself relevant for years to come.

On the other hand, if she runs for president and flops in the primaries, or even if she somehow manages to emerge from the primaries to take on Obama and then loses to him, Palin will pretty much write herself out of politics for some time.

Posted by: blert | April 12, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

To make a wise crack, one has to be intelligent enogh to understand and pose the nuances of the subject being mocked. The only way little miss nitwit could deliver a wise crack is if someone else wrote it for her.

Posted by: jamstolba | April 12, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Poor john1960. Another card-carrying member of the "I rub one out to Sarah Palin videos every night" club.

What a bunch of sick freaks.

I feel for those poor women who have to clean up rooms occupied by teabaggers after a Sarah Palin appearance.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 12, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Palin won't run but it is fun to watch the moonbats wet themselves every time her name is mentioned. The fear leaks all over their false bravado. She will be more than instrumental to the Republican victories that ~will~ happen in Nov and 2012 though.

Posted by: Straightline | April 12, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Miles and miles and miles of comments on this article......

Sarah Palin wins again.


(Oh, and WP? Barack Obama and his chief mouthpiece, Robert Gibbs, are about as arrogant, snarky and sarcastic as they come....so the article is pretty much moot to begin with.)

Posted by: etpietro | April 12, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

very funny.

berry didn't meet with his general for over 7 months.

he is too busy giving speeches, playing golf and trying not to look like a girl on the pitrcher's mound.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero
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His General? I believe he has more than one. Care to elaborate and provide a link?

You are so bitter about President Obama. Feeling a little insignificant and impotent are you?

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Look more from the Fox mouthpiece.

People seem to gloss over the fact that she is an ENTERTAINER, under contract to Fox.

As an entertainer under contract, EVERY WORD that comes out of her mouth is carefully scripted by the Fox writing staff.

"Outside the box thinker" what a joke.

She is really nothing more than Rupert Murdoch's political patsy. If you look closely you can see the puppet strings.

Posted by: frantaylor | April 12, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

0bsession by Cillizza

Posted by: whocares666 | April 12, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

I'm having a problem here. Dear Leader, Axlerod, and Gibbs have given the American people wonderful examples of childish sarcasm; every utterance is embraced by the mainstream media. I suspect that it's because Palin is a woman that you're looking at her differently.

Posted by: JAH3 | April 12, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD


What exactly is "disruptive" YOU can certainly post your ideas here.

If your objective is to DOMINATE ALL THE DISCUSSIONS WITH YOUR VIEWS -

When then your domination is disrupted, I guess. But that is not what is going on here.


You have a right to state your opinion - and to support your opinion - there is nothing "disrupting" that.

So, you should go into the corner and cry. If you don't want to do that, then support what you have to say better. The other option for you is to switch parties, so you won't have to support the weak ideas of Obama.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Every time Palin opens her mouth I'm reminding of what an ass she is.... and all the conservatives who listen to her approvingly.

You know, sarcasm only works when the audience already agrees with the subtext. Otherwise it just casts the speaker in a bad light. Yet another thing Palin could learn.

Posted by: egc52556 | April 12, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Wake me up when PALIN has a clue or a policy.
Thus far, she can only manage to be snotty, and sarcastic, although I am not sure she would know what either means.

has she ever said anything worthwhile or in a POLICY MAKING MODE. Has she ever had an idea (OTher than to write on her HANDS like JAYSUS)

Posted by: racerdoc | April 12, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

"The funny thing about Palin is how jealous she is of Obama."

-- How juvenile. It seems that the left's determination to destroy Palin bespeaks a different truth. As Obama's poll numbers continue to plumb new depths -- despite the efforts of all the King's men in the media -- my guess is that the real lefty sentiment is fear and anst.

Yep, all us gun totin', Bible bending, knuckle-dragging, toothless flyovers are getting ready to oust you losers, and you just can't stand that, can you?

Perhaps, instead of requiring commenters to undergo a "card check," as the New York Times will soon institute, the lefty press could start "moderating" out the comments of political and welfare hacks whose livelihood depends on government checks?

The rest of us, you know, the ones paying for this circus, have had it.

Posted by: John1960 | April 12, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Well politicians have been winning local and national elections by spouting platitudes and or being sardonic especially if a base or a voter bloc is disaffected. I have not seen any real substance in Palin. To give her credit, there's no pretense in her about being a policy wonk. She's just your average hockey mom fighting for the voice of people of her ilk to be heard.

Posted by: jabreal00 | April 12, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

how's that "leaving my job serving the people of alaska to spend more time with my family" thing working out? seems you have much more time to give speeches and rile crowds up, but bring nothing to the table. thanks ms. palin, please stop wasting our time....

Posted by: natman19 | April 12, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Fortunately, as her looks deteriorate to puffy jowliness, so will her appeal. Thank God Above!

Posted by: jharlin00 | April 12, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Palin will never run for public office again because she is too gutless to appear before an audience that (1) consists solely of brain-dead teabagger lemmings, or (2) paid for the "privilege" of listening to her gibberish.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 12, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I don't agree Chris.

Posted by: hz9604 | April 12, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Some interesting posts from "Comrade_Zero". At first I thought that was has name, now I realize it's actually his IQ.

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | April 12, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin reminds me of a Dripping Faucet.

Drip... Drip... Drip... Drip... Drip... Drip


After a while, the noise is deafening.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | April 12, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

"Considering LIB and GAY are one in the same. Do you whack off to a pic of Obama????

Posted by: askgees | April 12, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse"

I didn't know Larry Craig was a "LIB," teabagger.

Nice try, numbnutz! Maybe you can regale us with some more of your historical gibberish, too.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 12, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

"the sarcasm-laden speech also seemed to typify the fact that Palin is more comfortable playing to those who already love her rather than to reaching out to those who take a more skeptical stance."

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This a good observation and makes sense, if Sarah Palin pretend to run for office in 2012, what does she plan to do to convince those who are doubtful of her?.

Like it or not, she will have to stay out of her comfort zone and reach out to those not considered part her usual flock. Which means moderate republicans, moderate democrats and independents.

This where I would like to see Palin work the crowd, can she attract them?. Sarah Palin will have to change her strategy beyond the folksiness and the populist rethoric, after all, these people are also part of the "real America" she likes to invoke so often.

Posted by: eaglestrk01 | April 12, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Palin's sarcasm is childish and shallow, she has a mediocre intelligence and could never understand why she should stop using it.

Posted by: AverageJane | April 12, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Freethoutlib

You should check out some of the comments of people like broadwayjoe on this board.


You should check out the comments of Rep. Cohen over the weekend.


Obama and the democrats ARE WAY OUT OF LINE in their FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.

Maybe you should look up the exchange Obama had with Tim Russert in one of the debates in the campaign - when Obama said he was not behind the racial attacks in the campaign - then Russert confronted Obama with pages and pages of talking points of his campaign in which they were pushing race.

This is completely OUT OF HAND.


It will be OBAMA'S LEGACY - it is alreay costing Obama support all over the country.


Obama thinks he is so smart going with these tactics - IT IS COMING RIGHT BACK AND IT WILL BE PINNED ON HIS LEGACY.

The American People are NEVER GOING TO FORGET that everytime Obama got himself into political trouble he started the FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.


This is going to be OBAMA'S LEGACY.


These tactics are going to HAUNT BLACK CANDIDATES FOR DECADES - the trust that the American People gave Obama in 2008 has been squandered - and is not lost forever.


OBAMA'S LEGACY IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NOT FORGET

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Without sarcasm she has nothing to offer. She's not willing to do the work to educate herself about the substance of important issues. What you see now is all there is.

Posted by: jayelle5 | April 12, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Palin is an old-fashioned baiter and very good at it. We need to stop responding to her every idiotic statement and just plain ignore her. Nothing stops a baiter like silence.

Posted by: seaduck2001 | April 12, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

very funny.

berry didn't meet with his general for over 7 months.

he is too busy giving speeches, playing golf and trying not to look like a girl on the pitrcher's mound.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 12, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

jharlin00, those 6 colleges to get that one degree were not exactly Harvard and Yale either. More like Alaskan Community College, then I-can-see Russia U., then St Alaska State U, then Wassilla 2-year College, followed by West to the west of the North College, and then graduated from Wassilla New College.

With a degree in modeling.

Posted by: kedavis | April 12, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

thankfully few intelligent humans care if the empty skirt from alaska barks at 3500 or so extremist in new orleans or not. she got hammered last election. she will get hammered again.

how's that job of governor working out for her?

let the party of no idea place her anywhere on the ticket and again they will get what they so richly deserve............defeat.

Posted by: xxxxxx1 | April 12, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Here's some sarcasm for you: Palin for President; M. Bachman for Vice president. The answer to our prayers!

Posted by: buddrs | April 12, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I think people should feel free to make whatever idiotic remarks they want on here, even though they're not about to convince anyone who has an opposing view. But for the love of God, can't we at least have a limit on the number of times one person can spout the same garbage over and over again, even to the point of word-for-word repetitions? I'm not naming any names; they're pretty obvious....

Posted by: justmike | April 12, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

"How's that hopey, changey thing working for you now,"


--Just fine, Madame ex-Governor. In fact, it's working better every day.

Thanks for asking!

Posted by: Rhino40 | April 12, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone hear an actual policy statement from Palin? On anything?

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | April 12, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

The funny thing about Palin is how jealous she is of Obama. The small-town bully who used to run her school until a new kid came to town who was better than her at everything and ultimately crushed her in the class president race.

Now she maintains her popularity by appealing to the school's biggest losers, who laugh like hyenas at everything she says.

Classic.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 12, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

"Let's see! It's the very few people who commented here vs. the millions and millions and millions and millions of Sarah Palin supporters who like her for "I don't give a damn about you liberals" attitude. She's saying what millions and millions and millions and millions of Americans would like to say if they had her forum. Get used to it, liberals, because come November and then again in 2012, we're retaking this country from Socialist/Communist Obama!

Posted by: georges2 | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse"

Poor georges2. Whacking off nightly to Sarah Palin videos has completely rotted his little rightwingnut brain.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 12, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Considering LIB and GAY are one in the same. Do you whack off to a pic of Obama????

Posted by: askgees | April 12, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

In her rebuttal of the facts pointed out about her experience ("all the vast nuclear experience he acquired as a community organizer and as a part time Senator"), Ms. Palin forgot to mention one thing; President Obama has been in office for over a year, with his hand on the nuclear trigger and confering with the Joint Chiefs and SAC during that time.

One question for Ms. Palin; in terms of gaining foreign policy and strategic arms experience, how's that book tour workin' out for ya?

Posted by: rogied25 | April 12, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Palin makes more money wise-cracking than delivering actual solutions for issues facing our country.
And of course, Palin is making millions "working" the American people - and laughing all the way to the bank.

Posted by: angie12106 | April 12, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

TO koolkat_1960

Not only does Sarah not give a damn about liberals, she did not give a damn about her OATH to serve as Governor of Alaska. If she did not value her oath to the people of the state "she loves", what chance is there she would value her oath of any other office?

I get that conservatives love her. They do so because her values (tax cheat, false claims for meals, false claims for kids transportation costs, quitter) are the true values of the conservative right. Those and serial adultery (Newt, Vitter, Ensign, Sanford and many, many others).

Posted by: Freethotlib | April 12, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

LouBear takes the optimistic angle:
"There is plenty of time for Palin to speak in more depth regarding national issues if she is interested in running in 2012."

While theoretically true, the former Governor's problem is not unlike former Sen Clinton's problem in 2007/2008: extremely high name recognition, with extremely high negatives. There aren't a lot of people that don't have an opinion of here, and half or more that do have a negative opinion of her. That is a difficult hole out of which to climb.

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 12, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

There's nothing wrong with Caribou Barbie that a close encounter with a polar bear wouldn't cure. Just another terminally greedy, intellectually arthritic GOP hypocrite out for every lousy buck she can screw out of anybody she can.

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | April 12, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

"[T]he entire country is better off when its citizens are fed, housed, healthy and educated. This is a moral imperative. . . ."

-- Oh, really? And thus it's the moral imperative of the goverment to STEAL my money in order to support my neighbor?

Talk about turning morality on its head. The fact is, those of us who pay for the bread and circuses are tired of paying.

What are you lefties going to do when ALL of us decide to quit our jobs and kick back waiting to be "fed, housed, healthy and educated."

Really. How silly and foolish can one be? How deluded?

In the words of Woody Allen, excuse me, but I'm expected back on Earth now.

Posted by: John1960 | April 12, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Governor Palin knows exactly what she is doing and has a strategy for doing it.

Romney has a ton of money, which he has shown he is willing to spend to get himself elected to something - anything. Governor Palin has no money. Romney can afford to be boring. Palin can't.

Governor Palin keeps her options open by staying in the public eye. Her abilty in both her speeches and her Facebook pages to shape the debate are her only weapons.

If she wants to run for President (a big if), Governor Palin has plenty of time later to make boring Romney-like policy statements, after she raises a campaign war chest. Until then, Governor Palin is achieving her goals of shaping the debate, retaining her base and enticing Tea Party people to become active in the Republican Party, all on a shoe string budget.

Whether she decides to use the position she is developing to run for President is an open question. Clearly, however, even if she doesn't run, its likely that she will influence both the 2010 and 2012 elections.

Keeping everyone guessing and is part of her strategy. Governor Palin is not your average politician. She marches to her own drum. She is likely to do something unpredictable. Who knows, she may decide to run for Vice President again. Not everyone was born wanting to be President.

Posted by: jfv123 | April 12, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

We just got our own personal effing e-mail from Joe "You Know, I Was a Senator Too Once" Biden. He needs a favor.

Somehow we suspect a few million other persons received this special missive distributed by Organizing for America, the vast non-campaign arm of the Obama administration's never-ending 2008 campaign.

According to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of the nation's likely voters like the Obama-Biden-Pelosi-Reid healthcare legislation so much that they'd actually like to have it repealed. Eight-out-of-10 Republicans feel that way and 57% of independents.

Fifty-two percent think the intensely-fought-over Democratic law is bad for the....


...country; 58% of seniors, a bloc that votes as if it was civic duty. Fifty-four percent think the Obama bill will actually increase the costs of medical care, 51% think the Obama measure will actually reduce the quality of healthcare; 56% oppose the Obama bill's cuts in Medicare spending and 57% are convinced that Obama's plan will increase the Obama federal deficit.

All those numbers have been pretty steady since Obama signed the Obama bill with his left hand and 21 pens.


Anyway, because Joe says the Obama healthcare legislation is so popular, he'd like to bombard the nation's newspapers with letters to the editor to make it look that way.

The Great Train Rider would like these letters to point out the proclaimed benefits of Obama's healthcare bill from a handy set of Obama healthcare legislation claims provided via video.

And it gives the appearance of grassroots support.
We're all dying to know what people we never heard of were told to say about things we don't care about so others we don't know will think Joe's effing correct about folks back home loving his boss's healthcare bill.

Seriously, what could be more compelling reading on a fresh spring Monday than orchestrated letters ginned up by an orchestrated e-mail campaign trying to convince its own worried supporters they did the right thing, never mind those stupid national polls showing real voters think otherwise?


-- Andrew Malcolm

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 12, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin channeling Tina Fey is not what America wants: we'd rather have the real thing. Tina, that is.

Posted by: ChrisW1958 | April 12, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I have never in all my life dispised a public figure the way I dispise Palin. She is such an idiot and her hatred of Obama has no bounds. Funny she is still talking about him being a community organizer.. well Sarah this community organizer is now YOUR president! Deal with it.

Posted by: luvleep | April 12, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Freethotlib


The democratic talking points - Obama is the leader of his party - and he is responsible for the message of his party.

Case closed.


Period.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

The old rope a dope strategy
the dope: not so smart republicans
the rope: 7th grade level speeches
the strategy: MAKE LOTS OF MONEY

She will not run for anything but $$$$
Just like Beck, Hannity & company
Lots of easy money to be made !!!!! from gullible people

Posted by: drjhi | April 12, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

So, Chris, how many more times are you going to warn this guy.
Do you REALLY think 37th is making an honest mistake? That he's unaware that he's being disruptive? That posting the same post multiple times on multiple boards is an honest attempt to have a dialogue?
Please, Chris, don't be hard headed about this. This isn't about dissenting views. This is about someone making a concerted attempt to disrupt conversation.
Hope you take this to heart, man.
Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

How about acting like a grown up. Do you call your mommy when someone at work bothers you? Or your wife or children don’t listen. If you can’t take the heat then leave. Who would have ever thought that a LIB would try to subvert the US Constitution? I bet you think movies are art too don’t you. LOL

Posted by: askgees | April 12, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

BB, I think it's that this post is prominently on the WaPo homepage and Palin is catnip to just about everyone.

I'm wondering where the hell that guy got that I'm a right winger. Not sure what I said that could possibly be construed that way.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

The old rope a dope strategy

the dope: not so smart republicans
the rope: 7th grade level speeches
the strategy: MAKE LOTS OF MONEY

She will not run for anything but $$$$

Just like Beck, Hannity & company

Lots of easy money to be made !!!!! from gullible people

Posted by: drjhi | April 12, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Obama is going to be out of office in 2 years, 9 months and 8 days.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

TO 37thand0street

And when has Obama claimed racism is behind the constant attacks on him (personal attacks) and his policies? As I recall. when asked the question if the attacks were racist in nature his response was NO.

Are you trying to rewrite history as the GOP conservatives are wont to do? Not that ya'll read or respect history!!

Posted by: Freethotlib | April 12, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I assume all those complaining about another Palin piece are just commenting without reading it. As far as her sarcasm is concerned, I think you have to take into consideration who she was speaking to. That's what Republican activists wanted, and it would be the same for a Democrat speaking to Democrat activists.

There is plenty of time for Palin to speak in more depth regarding national issues if she is interested in running in 2012. The last half of her speech was on energy policy after all.
As far as those who do all the name calling in reference to Palin and then complain of sarcasm......

Posted by: LouBear | April 12, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Being the brainless, uninformed woman that she is, being a critic makes full sense; it is a great way to pretend one is a great thinker when in fact, she has no concrete fact base to draw from, to form her own agenda. A simpleton with a good stylist and a folksy angle will always get the same results. And, the joke is on those who unlike this dimwit, are not laughing themselves to the bank. If this woman becomes a political contender, it will be the best example yet of how dumbed down America has become. If it takes one 6 years to get a simpleton degree and if it takes a handful of colleges to get that degree, then this is what you get. To compare her intelligence to anything higher than a Barbie doll is pure fiction.

Posted by: jharlin00 | April 12, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Palin reminds me of an executive director and boss I once knew. Had no ideas of her own, thus a constant strategy to criticize what others were doing - or trying to do, since had no ideas of her own. She got fired.

Posted by: kedavis | April 12, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

TO 37thand0street

And when has Obama claimed racism is behind the constant attacks on him (personal attacks) and his policies? As I recall. when asked the question if the attacks were racist in nature his response was NO.

Are you trying to rewrite history as the GOP conservatives are wont to do? Not that ya'll read or respect history!!

Posted by: Freethotlib | April 12, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

"Let's see! It's the very few people who commented here vs. the millions and millions and millions and millions of Sarah Palin supporters who like her for "I don't give a damn about you liberals" attitude. She's saying what millions and millions and millions and millions of Americans would like to say if they had her forum. Get used to it, liberals, because come November and then again in 2012, we're retaking this country from Socialist/Communist Obama!

Posted by: georges2 | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse"

Poor georges2. Whacking off nightly to Sarah Palin videos has completely rotted his little rightwingnut brain.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 12, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Liberals think that proclaiming the truth is rude:

Yelling 'you Lie' when berry promises something he knows nothing about in a speech, later to be corrected by additional measures to try to take the lie out.

Calling a 'baby killer' who votes to federally fund abortion, that is, kill babies.

Posting the fact that Obimbo has death panels in his health care (irony is dripping) forces a measure to correct that feature,actually, disguise it further.

Pointing out that preemptively surrendering our nukes is unwise, prompts hillary to walk it back.

Just who is running the country? I hope it's not Biden after all.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 12, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Clowns receive some of the loudest applause also...

Posted by: jamil1 | April 12, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

I've always felt that most sarcasm was a tool used by the insecure to try to prove how smart they are.
What does it say that she was playing to a whole room of people who appreciate that kind of mean, small, petty nastiness?

Posted by: edismae | April 12, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Great post--

"Elect Sarah Palin because she's a quitter"

"I promise to quit if the going gets tough"

"Show me the money so I can quit"

"How much is a President's pension?"

"Read my palms"

"I will have no good ideas, promise"

I especially like 'read my palms.'

hilarious. all palin has to do is open her mouth and i start laughing. everything she says is just so laughably dumb.


Posted by: drindl | April 12, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Hmm. I'm guessing that Kos or HuffPost linked here. To StevefromSacto, DDAWD is the last thing from a right winger. Just ask the resident town cryer: 37th&O.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | April 12, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I don't get it, every other word out of Obama's mouth is a wise crack and 54% of the country took him seriously (although I'm happy to see that his poll numbers are dropping weekly so perhaps he should stop the wisecracks ????

Posted by: ReneesOpinion | April 12, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse


The American People are NEVER GOING TO FORGET that everytime Obama got himself into political trouble he started the FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.

This is going to be OBAMA'S LEGACY.

These tactics are going to HAUNT BLACK CANDIDATES FOR DECADES - the trust that the American People gave Obama in 2008 has been squandered - and is not lost forever.

OBAMA'S LEGACY IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.


THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NOT FORGET


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Her sarcasm isn't the problem - it's a symptom. She has nothing to add to the national discourse beyond fear and nonsense.

Posted by: djah | April 12, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Since the progressives have decided that health care is a basic entitlement, then why not food?
Comrade_Zero
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ehhem, dude. Have you forgotten welfare? Food is a basic need that makes life possible.

Someday it will dawn on you that the entire country is better off when its citizens are fed, housed, healthy and educated. This is a moral imperative, not a feel-good thing to do.


Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Stop. Stop please. Enough of this witless wonder. She's not a Governor. She's not a candidate. She's a Fox News hack. Let them hawk her wares, WaPo should give the rest of us a break!

Posted by: isthisajoke | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse


The American People are NEVER GOING TO FORGET that everytime Obama got himself into political trouble he started the FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.

This is going to be OBAMA'S LEGACY.

These tactics are going to HAUNT BLACK CANDIDATES FOR DECADES - the trust that the American People gave Obama in 2008 has been squandered - and is not lost forever.

OBAMA'S LEGACY IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.


THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NOT FORGET


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Americans are very intelligent,who is this lady appealing to with her sarcasm,who is listening to this lady and from were are funds coming in. She was not able to straighten out her family affairs what makes her think she can run this great country.

Posted by: nesbon | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin spreads ignorance the old fashioned way. She had children.
And republicants do the same. They don't think. After all, Glenn Beck and Limpbaugh do it for them.

Posted by: COLEBRACKETT | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Ever hear the phrase LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR.... YUP THAT'S BOOB PALIN.

Posted by: EdSantaFe | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Sara Palin is more like a pain when she opens her mouth. She received some of the loudest applause from the SRLC crowd, but don't forget that clowns also receive some of the loudest applause in a circus. She
is in her moment to make money and she knows it... She should thank all the people who love her so much because they hate Omaba so much also...

Posted by: jamil1 | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin's signature remark, "how's that hopey-changey thing workin' for ya?" really causes one to take pause... is she actually suggesting that we shouldn't hope, and that change is a BAD, ill-advised thing? If that doesn't scare you, it should.

Of course Sarah Palin has no intention of running for President in 2012. But she has a great cash cow until then in the Tea Party activists and the radical "conservative" arm of the GOP. And you can bet she's milkin' it. She has to, ya know; she has a less-than-2-year deadline.

Btw-- her show on FNC the other night didn't pull nearly the ratings they were expecting. In fact, it actually rated lower than Greta's show.

If you're tired of lies and spin, and want to look at FACTUAL politics, go to http://nikflorida.org and follow the links.

Posted by: nikFlorida | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

The GOP goober base applauding this silly woman is music to my ears. The GOP is just putting off the "come to Jesus" meeting that is needed if this party is ever going to be viable again, and not a weigh station for lunatics (37&O, for example)and opportunists, while being propped up by the media (with their great track record of predictions)

Posted by: LABC | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Let's see! It's the very few people who commented here vs. the millions and millions and millions and millions of Sarah Palin supporters who like her for "I don't give a damn about you liberals" attitude. She's saying what millions and millions and millions and millions of Americans would like to say if they had her forum. Get used to it, liberals, because come November and then again in 2012, we're retaking this country from Socialist/Communist Obama!

Posted by: georges2 | April 12, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Palin needs to define herself, not run away from herself. Exactly what are "her" plans for the country? No one knows.

Sarah, stop running away from yourself!

Posted by: Maddogg | April 12, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Her sarcastic manner takes away from any attractiveness she has ever had. Can anyone imagine this sarcasm directed at a foreign leader? If she spoke of them as she does of her own President, she would be run out of their country. Free speech is wonderful, and our right, but her delivery is for the comedy stage..not the national political stage. Personally, I wish she would shut the ef up

Posted by: rbsellers | April 12, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is simply not a credible national political player right now. She is a rock star to the base and is playing that role well. But this style will not work beyond the GOP base.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | April 12, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

"The Dayton Daily News reports that controversial tweets on the Twitter page of the local Springboro Tea Party have “triggered cancellations by several local and statewide candidates and elected officials” who were scheduled to speak at an upcoming Ohio Tea Party rally. Most of the cancellations appear to be in response to one specific tweet posted on March 21st:
teapartytweet

"Illegals everywhere today. Grrr. Where's my gun!?"

The tweet, posted by the group’s founder, Sonny Thomas, is especially alarming considering the fact that he is a father of a son who is part Latino. “Basically, it’s like he’s saying he hates his son,” said the mother of Thomas’ son, Alana Turner.

Linda Oda, a candidate for Warren County auditor who canceled her appearance at the group’s rally as a result of Thomas’ tweet, agrees. “Certainly, the tweet from Mr. Thomas in which he used a racial slur was enough for me to remove myself from any connection with him,” said Oda.

Thomas, who just recently regained visitation rights to the son he lost as a result of a domestic civil protection order filed by Turner in December 2009, blamed his troubling remarks on the Bee Gees, a rock group in the ’60s and ’70s."

Posted by: drindl | April 12, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Palin needs to stop telling voters, who elected Obama, that their vote was not wise.

I don't think America wants such a person as Palin anywhere near the White House.

Posted by: Maddogg | April 12, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

"Our phones were tapped. Torture was encouraged."

-- Yeah, whose phone was tapped? Who was "tortured"?

More proof that liberals can't formulate a thought that won't fit on a bumper sticker.

And you complain about "sarcasm." How about outright lies and ridiculous hyperbole?

Amazing how the lefty comments to an article about Palin's mild "sarcasm" themselves constitute little more than slander, slogans, ad hominem attacks and bile.

Just another example of a political "movement" that is out of ideas, out of answers, and desperately trying to consolidate its power having finally won a presidential election and gotten control of both houses of Congress for the first time in 14 years.

Can't wait until November, 2010, when The One becomes a lame duck, lefties get tossed out on their ears, and you people can go back to being the snarling, sneering, nasty minority that you are.

Posted by: John1960 | April 12, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

DDAWD

You and your other pals in your little group are the ones being "disruptive"


Funny how your solution is to silence speech.

Are you crying too ?

What is it ? That after you have falsely called millions of people racist, you want them to just go away, without a response ?

Election is coming in 7 months -

Obama is going to be out of office in 2 years, 9 months and 8 days.

Then things will calm down a bit.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Ode to Sarcasm:
Half-Term Quitter Governor Forces Most Super-Amazing President EVER to Backtrack on Nuke Policy

On Monday, Chairman Zero announced it's new nuclear response posture, which repudiated the use of nuclear weapons in response to a biological or chemical weapons attack. And also renounced the development of new nuclear weapons against the advice of his Secretary of State.

On Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin rebuked the president for telling other nations the US would not respond in kind to a WMD attack.

On Thursday, Chairman Zero sniffed that a former governor doesn't understand nuclear policy nearly as well as a community organizer. (I repeat, he defied his own Defense Secretary by forswearing the development of new nuclear weapons to replace the USA's rapidly obsolescing arsenal. Which kind of demolishes the talking point that his judgment is supported by the SecDef.)

On Friday, "Caribou Barbie" (the wolf-killing chillbilly with the slvt daughter) again slammed the Zero Regime for playing snugglebunnies with America's enemies (Hugo Chavez, Mahmoud Ahmadinnerjacket) while alienating our allies (Britain, Colombia, Honduras, Israel).

On Sunday, Chairman Zero's Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham, distanced the administration from the "no retaliation" pledge.


"If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off."

I don't really believe Hilldog means it. No one realistically expects Chairman Zero to respond to a terrorist attack with anything stronger than a harshly-worded UN condemnation. Our enemies have already smelled his weakness. But the fact that Sarah Palin forced him to even rhetorically backtrack says something

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 12, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Palin is a nice person. Too bad she brings out the worse in the liberals. I never could understand how they hate her, but love Nancy Pelsoi?

Posted by: sandpebbles | April 12, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Why should she? Don't you pay any attention to Obama's sarcastic comments about her? Oh, wait! He makes sarcastic comments about anyone who doesn't agree with him - and that list is getting longer and longer and longer and longer!

Posted by: georges2 | April 12, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

"Palin seems to be pursuing a different path -- growing more rather than less sarcastic the longer she spends on the national stage."

Palin seems to be pursuing a different path -- growing more dumb rather than less dumb the longer she spends on the national stage.

Fixed.

Posted by: arancia12 | April 12, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the diarrhea of the GOP, she runs all over the country and stinks to high heaven.

Posted by: AverageJane | April 12, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

I can see her campaign slogans on posters now;

"Elect Sarah Palin because she's a quitter"

"I promise to quit if the going gets tough"

"Show me the money so I can quit"

"How much is a President's pension?"

"Read my palms"

"I will have no good ideas, promise"

Posted by: apspa1 | April 12, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Bush Derangement Syndrome, huh? Well, he always struck me as kinda dopey, but I wouldn't call him deranged. And I wouldn't call Sarah deranged either; she knows exactly how to appeal to the lowest common denominator while extracting their money. Her worshippers, however, at least those who think she has anything serious to say about anything, are the poster children for derangement syndrome.

Posted by: justmike | April 12, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin, I get that you have your niche in the market, and as a conservative commentator, you are going to be mean to the President.

But I have to say that mocking "hope" is so incredibly offensive I can't believe no one has called you on it. Regardless of his campaign slogan, the concept of hope does not belong to Barack Obama and the fact that you think hope deserves derision makes me wary of you and anyone who supports you.

Posted by: Andeleisha | April 12, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: drindl | April 12, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse


Now that the facts and opinion are slanting away from berry and the dinosaur media, it is time to quash the insolence of the average blogger. In order to avoid any more disfiguring of The One and his sycophant media enablers, ALL BLOGs will be restructured shortly to eliminate anyone with whom the WaCompost and NY Waste of Times, in it's sole discretion does not deem proper for its traffic.


no more insulting Cilizza. no more finding fault with berry. no more calling out the loons who work to enact socialism.

Beck, Hannity, Coulter and O'Reilly are trouncing the leftists and their only recourse is to shut down all speech.

No more badly reflecting news about berry, the Mesasiah, THE ONE, will be tolerated.

since losing its monopoly of opinion in the recent Supreme court decision, Americans will be treated to a refreshing round of the truth with corporations represented equally in the next election.

Buh Bye corrupt media. don't let the door hit you in the Obama.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 12, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE let her be the Republican nominee for President....PLEASE.

Posted by: rpttn20041 | April 12, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse
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Amen, I'm praying for the same thing. Please, Please let her run so she can tear that party in half and we can get 4 more years for our President to get some real work done for all Americans - not just some. Please Sarah, run, run FORESTINNA, RUN!!!

Posted by: love2much SE | April 12, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

lavistabb: you are full of s_h_i_t. where is your proof?

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | April 12, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Can you guys just agree to not report on Palin? Can we have a break? I don't think she impacts sales of the Washington Post one way or the other. She's rather unfortunate in the concept department. On the other hand, had she been successful as a TV weather announcer, I have no doubt that she'd have been great...

Posted by: CmaryC | April 12, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

She's still the small-town bully. Hasn't grown up at all.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 12, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

"Bondosan, I feel certain I cast my first vote, in 1976, for Ford and then John Anderson in 1980. Since then I have voted for Democrats.

Life is long, so don't be too certain about things when you are starting.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 12, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse"

Funny. I wasn't old enough to vote in '76 but I definitely didn't like Jimmy Carter and would have voted for Ford. Voted for Anderson in '80, and then, with varying degrees of enthusiasm, for Democrats since then.

As they say, I didn't leave the Republicans, the Republicans left me.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 12, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, Nobody but political talking heads and teabag freaks care what the fool has to say or how she says it.

Posted by: Woodstocknative | April 12, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Thank you so much WAPO for making sure Sarah Palin is in the news every single day of my life whether she's done anything newsworthy or not. Apparently there is a large segment of our society who will perish if they do not get a Palin fix at least 46 times per week. Someone should do a study to find out how much money is being laid out every day for people to create news about this person. She's a vacuous airhead who incredibly enough is even less qualified for anything than george w bush. Yet people are earning a living making up news about her. God I love this country!

Posted by: red2million | April 12, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Sarah redefines "dumb" to it's newest low.

Posted by: veerle1 | April 12, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Palin will never run for the presidency. But I love the shrill voice that just bugs the he!! out of the liberals!

Posted by: SeniorVet | April 12, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

If she cut out the sarcasm, her speeches would be about 30 seconds long ... which is still too much time for her.

Did anyone else notice that she appears to have studied "nucular" policy at the GW Bush School of Manglings and Malapropisms?

Posted by: blondie3 | April 12, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Thank you so much WAPO for making sure Sarah Palin is in the news every single day of my life whether she's done anything newsworthy or not. Apparently there is a large segment of our society who will perish if they do not get a Palin fix at least 46 times per week. Someone should do a study to find out how much money is being laid out every day for people to create news about this person. She's a vacuous airhead who incredibly enough is even less qualified for anything than george w bush. Yet people are earning a living making up news about her. God I love this country!

Posted by: red2million | April 12, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

This article is hilarious, especially considering the Bush Derangemnt Syndrome during his years in office. The phony outrage from the left is too ridiculous to consider seriously. The press attacks on Sarah Palin have been relentlessly vicious.

Posted by: kalamere | April 12, 2010 3:33 PM
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Yeah, "Bush derangement syndrome" meaning? You were in a coma when he lied us into the Iraq war, spied on Americans without warrants, exploded the deficit, and caused the biggest financial meltdown since the Great Depression?

As for Palin, that nitwit deserves the scorn she gets.

How's that losey-quitty thing workin' for ya, Sarah?

Posted by: losthorizon10 | April 12, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Empty Brain. Empty Heart. Big Mouth.

Posted by: noGOP4me | April 12, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Palin is as serious and intellectual as used gum.

Posted by: EdSantaFe | April 12, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

"Nice of Ddawd to recall the Bill of Rights. He and the other right-wingers conveniently forgot about it during the eight years of Bush/Cheney. People who spoke out against the war in Iraq were branded as traitors and worse. Our phones were tapped. Torture was encouraged. But that was OK, because Bush was "conservative". What a bunch of HYPOCRITES.

And by the way, it isn't "Barry", you unpatriotic idiots; it's President of the United States Barack Obama.

Posted by: StevefromSacto"

arf? Was my evil twin posting on here?

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is more than sarcastic--she's mean spirited, hateful, and divisive. She's just what the Republican party needs to complete its implosion. I wonder how long it will take some of the hard core Palin supporters to realize that she's greedy and shallow. Do they understand that she quit her governship because she could take in obscene amounts of money with books/speeches/tv exposure/etc.? Or will they follow because she appeals to the worst in people?

Posted by: laraine2 | April 12, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE let her be the Republican nominee for President....PLEASE.

Posted by: rpttn20041 | April 12, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how else can one define stupidity. More amazing how in the world does GOP collect the audience with such a low IQ to applaud her.

Oh well!

Posted by: msiddiqu | April 12, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

All of these people defending Palin should think twice. She didn't even have the wherewithal to finish out her term as governor of Alaska.

Why is that? Do you conservatives really think she's the female messiah for the GOP? Come on really? You're all just being contrary. If she couldn't finish out her term as governor then she is NOT fit to be president of a country. She broke her contract as governor, her career as a politician should be OVER!

The conservatives just like Sarah because for the women it's obvious, she's one of them and for the men she is attractive and for both GOP men and women the real draw is that she's WHITE but competent she is NOT.

She's just a quitter and a gold digger. She quit the governorship so she would be unfettered to write books and make big money on FOX and that's about the only commitment the woman has made and stuck to other than her marriage vows.

Posted by: davidbronx | April 12, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

What a joke. Complaints about "sarcasm" coming from a group of dumpster-diving "journalists" whose efforts to sink Palin include suggestions that her mongoloid son is really the illegitimate child of her 17 year old daughter.

The fact is, Palin draws crowds, and, seeing that, the WAPO and its lefty, statist, anti-democratic pals are determined to slime her any way they can.

Can't wait until November, 2010. Then, we'll see who's "sarcasm" is playing well with the average voter.

Posted by: John1960 | April 12, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I'm amazed that any serious student of politics thinks Sarah Palin has any interest in running for any office. She is promoting the Palin brand, boosting her speaking fee, and keeping herself in the spotlight. But no way is she thinking of running for an office which would cut off her personal fund-raising sources.

Posted by: lowercaselarry | April 12, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Oh, wow, that is great. I like her column.

Is there any paper that gets close to the number of Pulitzers that the WaPo gets? It seems like every other year they take like four or five.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

More moonbat infatuation with Palin. How about the sarcasm we get of Obama and his cronies? Any thoughts on that? Thought not.

Posted by: gorams1 | April 12, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

She's aged quite a bit in the last 2 years...

Posted by: dcdoug | April 12, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

It's okay, Margaret.

It's just that I was...y'know...kind of falling in love with you and all....

Posted by: Bondosan | April 12, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Nice of Ddawd to recall the Bill of Rights. He and the other right-wingers conveniently forgot about it during the eight years of Bush/Cheney. People who spoke out against the war in Iraq were branded as traitors and worse. Our phones were tapped. Torture was encouraged. But that was OK, because Bush was "conservative". What a bunch of HYPOCRITES.

And by the way, it isn't "Barry", you unpatriotic idiots; it's President of the United States Barack Obama.

Posted by: StevefromSacto | April 12, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

She's toning up the sarcasm only to make sure that her hard-of-thinking base gets it.

Posted by: mattintx | April 12, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Good observations Chris. I think you hit the nail on the head with regards to Sarah Palin. I personally like some of her folksiness, but I don't think she would be a viable candidate vs. Obama, especially compared to serious people like Romney or Huckabee. Republicans would be very foolish to nominate her.

Posted by: bobwiley | April 12, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Palin strikes me as that evil mother-in-law you always hear about, or are perhaps unfortunate enough to have to withstand.

That's all, nothing else. I hope the republicans can come up with a decent candidate in 2012, only Palin could make me vote for Obama. it looks like she's trying to do just that.

Posted by: barferio | April 12, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I disagree that Palin was not sarcastic in her acceptance speech at the convention. She was really snarky then too. There is something about that, though, that really appeals to those who resent elites and (what they consider) over-educated, condescending people. Sarcasm makes you look sort of superior but it is really a tool of the weak.

Posted by: catherine3 | April 12, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Headline should read, "Palin responds to President Obama's sarcastic remarks."

Posted by: mgsorens | April 12, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

CC, I want to commend your colleague Ms. Parker on her Pulitzer Prize, announced today. Whether you agree with her or not, she writes with grace and with care. I often think she gets it dead wrong, but she is worth engaging at the level of adult discourse. And when she is right, she hits home runs.

For the uninitiated, Kathleen Parker is a conservative columnist for the WaPo, she is prettier than Ms. Palin, and she would have the ability to scarf up the right center if she chose to compete. Again, I congratulate her on the Pulitzer Prize win and look forward to the day when her voice is heard over the squeaky chirpy din.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | April 12, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

So, Chris, how many more times are you going to warn this guy.

Do you REALLY think 37th is making an honest mistake? That he's unaware that he's being disruptive? That posting the same post multiple times on multiple boards is an honest attempt to have a dialogue?

Please, Chris, don't be hard headed about this. This isn't about dissenting views. This is about someone making a concerted attempt to disrupt conversation.

Hope you take this to heart, man.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

why all the attention to the bimbo?

Posted by: calif-joe | April 12, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Since the progressives have decided that health care is a basic entitlement, then why not food? Like health care, food is inequitably distributed through the private market system. As with health care, people do not always make the decisions bureaucrats would make for them. As with health care, the state has already nosed itself into the system with food stamps. So, why not begin the process of socializing food distribution?

NY Dingbat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is way ahead of you.


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand proposed $1 billion in loans and grants Monday to help build 2,100 grocery stores in areas around the nation that lack access to fresh food.

Under her proposal, the Government would borrow and spend a billion dollars to build supermarkets in places liberal social policies have driven them out of (like Detroit) and in places liberal policies won't let Wal-Mart build stores to provide choice, affordable food


"We can give people the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives, save billions in health care costs, and create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs,"

One supposes this means these government-subsidized food stores won't be stocking potato chips, bacon, candy, junk food, or soda


Big government - because you're too effing dumb to feed yourself.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 12, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Enough about Palin.

Posted by: jckdoors | April 12, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

In other newsy observations, Chris was AWOL when President Obama repeatedly gave his opponents the finger during large gatherings with his adoring fans. He is so presidential-definitely presidential caliber. But alas no article of his rude, obnoxious, childish, offensive gutter dwelling mind and behavior. Oh, and no pointing out that Plain's comments were in response to some rather cutting sarcastic remarks by the Won about Palin. Yea, that information isn't anything readers would be interested in.

Posted by: lavistabb | April 12, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of what you think of Palin, she has got the attention of the people and the press. she did not abuse the role like berry and show her face in every corner of every life the last year. Now when people see barry, they turn the channel. when they see Sarah, they turn it up.

she has more effect on policy with a tweet than poor ineffective berry can muster with three speeches a day.

Most amusing that a losing VP candidate can drive the electorate better than the winning socialist in chief.

but then community organizers are much less respected than governors.

Now that it is golf season, we won't see berry as much anymore. not that his contribution will really be missed. It might turn out that a few incumbent Libs could win their re-election if he stays under the radar past november.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 12, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

This is one of the trends that really bothers me about the right; the unearned smugness and the baseless air of intellectual superiority. Worried about global warming? Ha! You moron. Believe in evolution? Libtard! Think Barack Obama was born in the US? Moonbat!

It's like they think they can bully you into being as stupid as they are.

Posted by: wiscoman | April 12, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Bondosan, I feel certain I cast my first vote, in 1976, for Ford and then John Anderson in 1980. Since then I have voted for Democrats.

Life is long, so don't be too certain about things when you are starting.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 12, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse


REP. STEVE COHEN (D-TN)TO INTRODUCE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT


Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee will introduce a Constitutional Amendment which will require crowds to meet a certain amount of diversity in order to assemble.


If successful, this will be the first time the First Amendment will be limited.


Rep. Cohen has stated that the lack of diversity at Tea Party rallies means that the opinions expressed at those rallies are not legitimate - now he is proposing what to do with "Free Expression" which is not validated with enough diversity.


According to Rep. Cohen, federal marshalls will be at the gates of every gathering of Americans in excess of 50 people - and keep count of the diversity of the crowd coming in.


If the crowd does not meet the standard of 5% blacks, the crowd will be deemed to be RACIST - and must be DISBANDED IMMEDIATELY.


At that point, the crowd will be required to be SILENCED - AND IF ANYONE SAYS ANYTHING AS THE CROWD LEAVES, THOSE WHO SAY ANYTHING WILL BE ARRESTED IMMEDIATELY ON FEDERAL CHARGES.


Rep. Cohen said, "This Amendment will make sure that we maintain diversity."


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Just kidding.... but that is just about what Rep. Cohen meant when he spoke on CNN this weekend.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

37 wants Chris to get rid of eveyone but him. Hilarious. A tedious bore having to scroll though his laughable crap all the time though. I don't understand why bloggers put up with blogkillers like that nut.

Posted by: drindl | April 12, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

"For Palin to move beyond her comfort zone of Republican base politics and into ground as a serious candidate for president in 2012, she will almost certainly have to significantly scale down the sarcasm in her speeches"

This is all she's got. When will you understand CC? She's an entertainer, a cheesy Vegas act, only in it for the money.

Posted by: drindl | April 12, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I was just 15 and I come from good Goldwater Republicans. I've been transcribing my father's memoirs and his take on the 50s and 60s is exactly what you would expect. Even he says "65 million Americans cannot be too wrong," so we have our common ground.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 12, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

What could be easier than spending a few minutes writing a speech knocking any subject? 100% sarcasm, 0% substance. Sounds like the reaperbagger play book title. And what's with the new "Grandma Church Lady" look?

Posted by: hoser3 | April 12, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Ddawd


What is your problem ? Is that every democratic talking point gets a RESPONSE ? AND every democratic talking point gets exposed and shredded ???


It appears you oppose the content of the speech.

Why don't you check out the First Amendment ? If you don't like the speech, respond -

It is UNAMERICAN TO TRY TO SHUT DOWN FREE SPEECH.


Are there any other parts of the Bill of Rights that you do not like ???


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Chris, can you PLEASE do something about DDAWD, Broadwayjoe and 12barblues ???? This is ridiculous. What makes you think he's going to shape up given that he's refused to do so yet?

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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

A day that begins with the earth-shattering news that Mitt Romney is endorsing (gasp!) a Republican in Hawaii and ends with a piece on how Sarah Palin is (gasp!) SARCASTIC.

Chris: It's time for a break. Is l'il Fix still getting you up in the middle of the night?

Posted by: Bondosan | April 12, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Chris, can you PLEASE do something about 37th??? God, this is ridiculous. What the hell makes you think he's going to shape up given that he's refused to do so yet.

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Margaret:

You worked for Nixon in '72?

Posted by: Bondosan | April 12, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

The moron will never run for president. She's making too much money playing to adoring teabagger mobs.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | April 12, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

This article is hilarious, especially considering the Bush Derangemnt Syndrome during his years in office. The phony outrage from the left is too ridiculous to consider seriously. The press attacks on Sarah Palin have been relentlessly vicious.

Posted by: kalamere | April 12, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

The first presidential campaign I worked for on the North Shore of Chicago was Nixon's 1972 campaign. Bob Dole came and spoke to us one day. A real pep talk delivered from atop a crate to get us out in the neighborhood with enthusiasm. In a small room with 40 or 50 people, his harsh sarcasm became wearying. He looked so happy with all that nastiness in his mouth. As a teen, I didn't know what message I was supposed to take to the voter who was undecided or persuadeable. Certainly not all that negativity Dole had just poured out. As Chris says, that sarcasm, it works on the believers but the number of others it persuades is really limited. There's no "hopey-changey" there, and that's what persuades people.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | April 12, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

REP. STEVE COHEN (D-TN)TO INTRODUCE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee will introduce a Constitutional Amendment which will require crowds to meet a certain amount of diversity in order to assemble.


If successful, this will be the first time the First Amendment will be limited.


Rep. Cohen has stated that the lack of diversity at Tea Party rallies means that the opinions expressed at those rallies are not legitimate - now he is proposing what to do with "Free Expression" which is not validated with enought diversity.


According to Rep. Cohen, federal marshalls will be at the gates of every gathering of Americans in excess of 50 people - and keep count of the diversity of the crowd coming in.


If the crowd does not meet the standard of 5% blacks, the crowd will be deemed to be RACIST - and must be DISBANDED IMMEDIATELY.


At that point, the crowd will be required to be SILENCED - AND IF ANYONE SAYS ANYTHING AS THE CROWD LEAVES, THOSE WILL BE ARRESTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES.


Rep. Cohen said, "This Amendment will make sure that we maintain diversity."


.


Just kidding.... but that is just about what Rep. Cohen meant when he spoke on CNN this weekend.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | April 12, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking she will make a publicity run at the Presidency kind of like what Stephen Colbert did two years ago.

I can't believe she actually believes her antics will help in a path to the Oval Office. I know she's an outside the box thinker and all, but she must know that she has got to eventually start showing some gravity and leadership, right?

Posted by: DDAWD | April 12, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Another Palin article?

Release the moonbats.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 12, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

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