Once again Sarah Palin is showing that she has no plans to play by the rules. She has parted ways with FOX News after a turbulent relationship with the conservative cable news channel, taken pot shots at pundits in the ´lame stream media´ and slammed her own party for selecting Mitt Romney as the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. Now the former Alaska governor says she´ll use the $1.2 million raised through her SarahPAC to ´shake up the GOP machine´ and unveiled a vague vision on how she´ll get her message out to a larger audience.
Read the posts on this thread, and you can see why the GOP today can’t agree on the time of day, let alone win an election. Sarah Palin is a patriot who speaks her mind and takes a stand. That isn´t welcome to many on this thread and in the GOP. The GOP herd may need some culling, but the Sarah Palin’s of the party aren´t the sort who need culling. Others might do a little introspecting.
I wouldn´t be so quick to dance on her political grave. By freeing herself from her FOX commitments she is free to pick her own venues, and not be hamstrung by needing Roger Ailes´s permission for appearances. The lecture circuit awaits. Also talk radio, campaigns for conservative candidates in upcoming elections, new books, op-ed pieces in new media outlets like PJ Media, Breitbart, The Blaze and other places. Then there is a Senate race opening up in 2014. FOX was useful for her for a while, but she´s grown beyond needing Greta Van Sustern, or Shawn Hannity for little driblets of exposure.
I admire a person who displays such courage. That kind of courage doesn´t quit and she didn´t "quit" being governor so she could have time to get her nails done. She left a legion of frivolous lawsuits that would have cost her state millions and kept her from doing anything else to help conservatives. Her and her family would have been destroyed...she made the right choice.
She has been reviled more than any Republican ever...even Bush. And still she believes in the greatness of America. She knows who the enemy is.
She also knew the establishment chooses the candidates and her efforts were better spent on Fox...who still tried to hamstring her.
This woman has always been on our side...always. I´ve got no problem with her kids doing what they do...I have kids the same age and if any self-righteous fool thinks kids are trained monkeys then they don´t really believe in freedom. None of her kids are addicts or law-breakers...they struggle through this life with the rest of us. That is Sarah´s real appeal to real Americans.
#9: A house (or party) divided .. and so forth. The fundamental problem with the GOP is that its constituents have conflicting interests. (Nothing makes this more apparent than the immigration issue. WallStreeters/CountryClubbers want lax immigration, while middle-class conservatives want strict enforcement.)
If Sarah really wants to shake things up, she should join the effort to start a new political party.
The dem pols and their statist media take all of the vile venom which they have for their opposition, America´s conservative voters, and spew it all out at Gov. Palin. All of their bogus rhetoric which targets her is actually what they would like to say to America´s conservatives. Thus, Palin suffers their slings & arrows, which are in reality directed at all patriotic Americans. mmm mmm mmm
I´m just one person but I prefer Sarah the elected leader to Sarah the paid mouthpiece or reality star, which are less than a dime a dozen. I´m not jealous nor a hater, we need a true leader on our side and every one deserves a second act. Quitting the governorship was wrong, to cave to your enemies is wrong and yes even forgivable. If she quit for her family sake she should´ve just said it, nothing wrong with going for the money either. I never heard or saw anything but praise from Romney for her, but not Sarah, she had to undercut him at every turn. I might even forgive that if she will just take action and run again. We are not going to get our power back this way, sure it may make her rich (great) but getting office back away from these thugs, now that I will celebrate.
During the last election cycle, her pac took in 4+ million dollars and spent the princely sum of 1.7% of that on various candidates. Perhaps next time around they can bear to part with, oh, say, 2% of the swag?
i would like to hear again from the pathetic Romney supports and other republican kool-aid drinkers how the republicans lost twice to a lite weight like 0bama. Also explain to me how Reagan was not the exception to a pathetic list of republican nominees since 1968.
Yep, #24, we lost and there are no easy answers as to why. I´m not sure what your comment has to do with Mrs. Palin, though, since she was on the 2008 ticket and stayed away from helping with the 2012 campaign.
Pathetic since 1968? Do you remember that we´ve won several presidential elections since 1968, even aside from Reagan? Not enough, I´ll grant you.
Perhaps 2016 will be better, but first we must concentrate on 2014.
#16 Can´t flame you for speaking the truth, as evidenced by the gender of preponderance of her detractors on this board. Their vindictiveness toward Sarah has been an eye-opener to me at this stage of my life.
#26. So no easy answers, eh? We had an effective unemployment rate of 17%+ not experienced since 1937-38 and Willard still lost. Plain and simple; he was a complete and utter jerk as a candidate; same as in 2008. Got it!!!!!! As for R candidates since ´68´ fanfare please. 1968 & 72/ Nixon who squeaked by Humphrey. His legacy was Watergate, the EPA and OHASA. 1976/ Jerry Ford, the man w/o a helmet (or a brain). 1980 & 84/RR. 1988/Read my lips Bush. 1992/Read my obit Bush and Clinton´s usher. 1996/Dole. 2000 & 04/George the Compassionate and Obamas´s usher. 2006/McCain. Wow what a cast. One principled conservative and the rest a coterie of horses asses
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