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OP-ED: The Conservative Establishment Vs. Sarah Palin


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AWAY AWHI
- 3022 days ago - theweek.com
A host of right-wing thinkers lash out at the Alaskan star, and she has reportedly angered Fox News boss Roger Ailes. Could this be the beginning of the end for Palin?



   

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Carol H (229)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 3:46 am
noted, thanks Cal. I wish she would just go away
 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 4:54 am
We can only hope.
 

Carlene V (202)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 5:37 am
Silly Sarah, would hate to see her leave, she is a gift for the Dems every time she opens her mouth.
 

Cristina M (137)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 5:39 am
I'm with you Carol. The fact that this woman actually represented Alaska makes me think that must be one scary place I rather not visit despite its natural wonders. How it is possible that this woman with no brain function and killing instincts considers herself fit to be the president of such a powerful nation and that actually there are people that support her. It's scary. At least some Republicans are not as crazy as she is. Ant to be seen as crazy between republicans, man you really are a case!
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 6:05 am
I'm reminded of the end of this cautionary tale: There was a little boy called Jim.......
..........
The Honest Keeper heard his cry,
Though very fat he almost ran
To help the little gentleman.
"Ponto!" he ordered as he came
(For Ponto was the Lion's name),
"Ponto!" he cried, with angry Frown,
"Let go, Sir! Down, Sir! Put it down!"
The Lion made a sudden stop,
He let the Dainty Morsel drop,
And slunk reluctant to his Cage,
Snarling with Disappointed Rage.
But when he bent him over Jim,
The Honest Keeper's Eyes were dim.
The Lion having reached his Head,
The Miserable Boy was dead!

When Nurse informed his Parents, they
Were more Concerned than I can say:--
His Mother, as She dried her eyes,
Said, "Well--it gives me no surprise,
He would not do as he was told!"
His Father, who was self-controlled,
Bade all the children round attend
To James's miserable end,
And always keep a-hold of Nurse
For fear of finding something worse.
-- Hilaire Belloc
In this case something worse is quite desirable for the extreme right.
I reckon that if Roger Ailes doesn't have something worse lined up, he is not likely to let go of "nurse Sarah"

I found something precious on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCqQRflUWd4
 

Tracey O (38)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 7:42 am
Ms. Alexandra I liked that & spend much time on youtube but only for music. That done. This is what I have been waiting for. I made a tweet not long after all these new Tea Party people were Eleccted-- to tell careful what ya wish cause see have been played.You'll see you got punked!! So I knew a real RIP would be coming in the house & it is beginning. I also knew they would destroy her. She could not even lead my dog much less this entire nation. As quoted from one of her main staffers in his new book(NO I don't read that) She said this as GOV. I hate the f..ing job. LOL! I have never believed she would run. Obama does know how to answer a non pre given question & answer it with subtabance. Careful Sista sarah they are coming for flesh & you will walk right into the trap. As you are proving by even allow it to bother. Imagine if the President acted up every time he is called...too many! Run Bachman I want you to so bad. Bachman/Palin ticket anyone. OMG Scary no? LOL
 

Kit B (276)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 8:46 am

Kind of difficult to imagine any one that could embarrass the republican/T's but Sarah and Michelle just might make that hurdle. Bill Maher and Jon Stewart don't really want these morons to shut up and go away - after all they are comedians and do make their living from the many crazy uttering by the idiot fringe. Is it still the fringe or is that now main stream for the republican/T's?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 9:04 am
Alaskan star? Only in the eyes of ... Bachman's turn to be the uneducated idiot on the air waves.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 11:48 am
Reminds me of several H.L. Mencken's observations, notable: "As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." And “The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth--that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured on one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one.”
 

Marilyn K (50)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 12:24 pm
Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman have both proven beyond a doubt that they are uneducated women with a penchant for celebrity and money. Lies and stupidity are their claim to fame.
 

Vladimir Tarlo (50)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 12:27 pm
Alaskan narrow-minded star-Monster,animals killer and very well armed Political clown.
 

glenda b (2)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 12:36 pm
Just keep talking Sarah Palin and it won't be long, your're going to be just another politician on the side lines.....
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 12:43 pm
I'm w/ Marylin K!!
 

Ian Donelson (149)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 12:43 pm
How the mighty have fallen. When all you give is flair and lies the substantive cravings of the people will soon like away and become bored with your act.
 

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 12:44 pm
I wonder how her most devoted followers will react to more and more establishment type republican criticism.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 12:51 pm
lol. They still will want to "sleep" with her and life for us sane people will go on until they kill us off.

 

cecily w (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:10 pm
I'm with patricia m lasek
 

Deanna Shoemaker (7)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:19 pm
Palin is one of those where I wouldn't be voting FOR the other guy; I'd be voting AGAINST her. Too bad she won't go away, but perhaps she'll be muzzled soon. That would be a major coo for those who engage brain before engaging mouth, yes?
 

Jon Stewart (37)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:21 pm
Of all the things I miss the most, the one month moratorium on this topic ranks right up there with my youth.
 

Barbara V (51)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:23 pm
Is this the beginning of the end for the hillbilly wolf slaughterer? Lord, I hope so!
 

Gary Heck (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:29 pm
How much idiocy has to come out of her mouth before even the idiots realize she's an idiot. Frankly, I hope she does run for president, it will insure Obama of being reelected.
 

Christine A (57)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:39 pm
What really amazes me is how dangerous 'fluff heads' like Palin are given so much media attention! Can't people see that she is a strong-willed, mean-minded, self-centered, animal-killing b**ch? - Keeping feeding her more rope!
 

Dotti L (85)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:40 pm
I hope, beg, pray that we will see the end of her and soon.
 

Michael M (5)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:49 pm
Gotta love it when repukes eat their own. Keep it up and maybe the cannibalism will take out even more repukes.
 

Janis B (7)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:54 pm
If this is true, one down now just a bunch of others to go. but we tend to agree with Gary H as it means the Dems will be returned. I think all of these republican nuts will pay severely. Assuming that the vote will not be taken away beforehand by some type of means test. ie if you earn less than 200K you can't vote.
 

. (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 1:57 pm
Fortunately, every time she opens her mouth to speak, she is digging herself deeper into her own political grave.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 2:09 pm
spay the bitch :P
 

Pamela K (13)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 2:28 pm
Alexandra, love the poem.
I think Sarah is sinking her own ship--I hope.
 

Ronald N (3)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 2:31 pm
I think people are finally reallizing that reality has hit rock bottom, It may be that the conservatives as well as the establishment types are quite well off, but Sarah Palin has lost her credibility as a useful part of the astro-turfed front of the Tea Party. It really doesn't matter that these conservatives speak it and rely the message of their politics, they just don't like the way Sarah Palin portrays it. She did her job for them and Sarah's antics are losing it's schtick. Conservatives like to do things quietly and subversively. They don't want grandstanding, that can get them in trouble.
 

Cindy Lindh (3)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 3:36 pm
Palin represents a travesty of the Republic!
 

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 3:40 pm
Oh come on, the RepubliCONs love their bimbo's! No self-respecting RepubliCON ever Listens to a Woman anyway! These pin-up princesses will be around until cuter cuddlier Idiots graduate..;) Sarah should have at least 4-5 yrs. left before she is replaced!;)
 

Audrey L (37)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 3:44 pm
It probably is the beginning of the end for SP, but I don't care if it keeps on going as she is just dragging the Republican party down with her. I must say I really enjoy watching her destroy herself with every word.
 

Stefano Vescovini (0)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 5:26 pm
thanks
 

Lloyd H (46)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 5:51 pm
The only 'fluff heads, idiots and generally ignorant that I see here are those that make the very dangerous mistake of considering Palin, Bachmann, Angle, O'Donnelle bimbo morons. They did not get to where they are being ignorant bimbos they amassed their wealth and political clout acting like ignorant bimbos. Repugnican political success is dependent on small but significant minorities from what used to be considered the extremist fringe. Their 'stupid talk' has become more and more mainstream for the Repug/Tea Bagged Party; consider that now 31-46% of self-identified Repug/Tea Bagged party members ACTUALLY believe that Obama is a Muslim and only slightly less believe that he was not actually born an American citizen. Consider also that for decades the John Birch Society was anathema to Repugnicans and are now part of the Party. Deride the likes of Palin and Bachmann if you wish but the can and have significantly moved the Party to the Fringe Right and they do regardless of what you think of them personally have the clout to keep the party where they helped to move it. Like it or not a growing number of American voters are not only under informed they are under the sway of the Reich-wing media and its stars and more and more of them are becoming believers in the propaganda, believers are dangerous because they are totally immune to facts, reason, logic, reality and truth which is why they are such strong followers of the Christian Taliban of America and willing soldiers of the theocratic culture wars on women, Gays, minorities(ethnic, racial and religious), unions and government that actually governs for the majority of Americans.
Yes, in all truth 'Our Lady of Moose Molesting Tundra Trash' ,Bug Eyed Bachmann, The Chickens to pay Doctors Lady(was the Chairperson of the Nevada Repug Party) are entertaining but they are also dangerous as the insipid, ignorant things that they say arebelievedd by Repugnicans all over America.
 

William Y (54)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 6:34 pm
Palin, Bachmann, Angle & O'Donnell. Sounds like the name of a sleazy law firm.
 

Trish K (93)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 7:28 pm
There are more illiterate and semi illiterate people in the US than literate. So o o, Sarah still has a chance of going rogue again and getting the joe six packs and other fools to run her campaign. She is not out.
 

Edward Craig (20)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 8:29 pm
Damn! I was so hoping she'd lead Republicans off the cliff in 2012.
 

Jane R (105)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 8:45 pm
She can't even raise her daughter to be an honorable respectable person. How could she rule this contry as an honorable, respectable person?" She has no morals.
 

Lori K (56)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 9:15 pm
Ick! She is just so icky! Every time I see her, my skin crawls. Ick, ick ick!
 

Deborah L (70)
Tuesday March 15, 2011, 9:21 pm
Lloyd: Actually Sue Lowden was the chicken lady that was beat out by the "we'll have to take up our 2nd amendments right's lady-Sharon Angle.

William Y : Sleazy law firm, no. Party clown act hired for parties for whinny, screaming juveniles*, yes.

* Juveniles in this case refer to the Repukelican Party and the T.P.ers and all of that fringe.
 

Krasimira B (175)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 3:38 am
Noted with thanks.
 

Edward Palma (15)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 6:38 am
Bachman and Palin. "If brains were dynamite they would not have enough to blow their noses". In the words of the immortal Forrest Gump "stupid is as stupid does". They may have support from the conservatives that have less intelligence than they do, but they lack any credible substance or vision of reality. It seems that neither of them have ever attended a world or national history class. They make stuff up and throw it against the wall to see if it sticks. The morons of the Tea Party movement and the Conservative Right get amped up by their buffoonery and donate money and support. I am so sick of the whole gang of Mama Fizzlies that I am running out of insults. Someone mentioned the fact that these women are intelligent and creative. They may be creative and they may garner support, but intelligence, sophistication, compassion, humanity, and patriotism are not descriptions that they are deserving of. Bachman, Palin, Angle, ODonnell, are useless excuses for humanity, an insult to women and womens' issues, and certainly not a great representation of the morals that are the foundation of humanity. Those that support them fall into the same category. Our hopelessly damaged political system and the hateful discriminating polarization of our country have bred these kind of people and elevated them to political and social status. That fact scares me more than anything.
 

leanne Torio (244)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 6:44 am
Could you imagine a president that kill animals for the family fun weekend?
 

Helen Avila (166)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 7:03 am
Dag Nab It I'm going to miss having her to kick.. She's entertainingly stupid. You betcha don't cha know.
 

Robert B (55)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 10:39 am
Palin the failin, don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out! Bye!!!!!

 

Robert B (55)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 10:40 am
Helen Delahunt-Avila, couldn't send you a star but I loved your funny comment. Don't cha know!
 

Phillip I (67)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 1:53 pm
Maybe the palin creature and the other conservatives will have a shoot-out - and there'll be no survivors....

Happy ending of all times......
 

T.L. H (6)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 3:00 pm
The establishment is afraid of her because they think she will make changes that take money and power away from them.If they don't change their ways people will vote for anti-establishment people.
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Wednesday March 16, 2011, 8:23 pm
At this point, Ms. Palin appeals, only, to the lunatic fringe.
What I find most fascinating, is the loyal supporters of her and her cohorts are no where, to be found on this site.
Many of us told them, about the end result, but, they didn't believe us.

When you have candidates, who are uninformed and uneducated ranting lies and accusations, like carnival vandors, the outcome can be nothing but negative.
I truly believe, that the Tea Party Republican followers hate our President of color, more than they like the Tea Partiers.
 

Cam V (417)
Monday March 21, 2011, 6:52 pm
She's moving all right folks but you will not like her new address. Nope, none of you will.
 

jane richmond (10)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 6:34 am
thanks
 
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