Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lame GOP Response as Establishment Desperately Ignores Palin


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The GOP looked past Alaska Governor Sarah Palin when they wanted someone to give the GOP response to President Obama's address to the joint Congress last night. Instead, they chose the Governor of our neighbor to the south, Bobby Jindal. By almost all accounts, he did an awful job of it. If they wanted a Governor who can give a great speech and has a national following, they have it in Palin. If they want someone who can go over the heads of the media and connect directly with the people (when given live TV time instead of suffering edited attack pieces), they have it in Palin.

As I read the tea leaves, the GOP establishment despises Sarah Palin, because she is for real. They are trying to find some insiders to pump up as the designated outsider for the next election cycle. The purpose is to distract voter attention away from anyone serious about reform. That was Fred Thompson's job last primary season, and he did it well. This time it looks like they are pumping up either Jindal or N. Carolina's Senator Jim DeMint as the Insider's favorite faux-outsider.

Time will tell if the same tactic fools 'em again.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Either that, or they are afraid to pull another GWB too soon.

5:03 AM, February 26, 2009  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

GWB was a wastrel until he was about Palin's age. If his last name wasn't Bush you never would have heard of him. The man is almost incapable of putting three sentences together and delivering them with feeling. Bush is a globalist. He is arrogant but incompetent.

Palin, and let me say that I have not decided to support her or anyone else in four years, is everything Bush is not.

5:20 AM, February 26, 2009  
Anonymous Chuck said...

Let's keep reminding ourselves Bush isn't the President anymore. The GOP ignores Palin at its own peril. Palin connects with everyday, ordinary people in a way that many politicians do not; every rally where she appeared attracted big crowds. The best sign that she's a winner is that she was attacked so viciously by the media, who simultaneously ignored the frequent gaffes by Biden. Biden's latest gaffe: he couldn't name the website where people could get information about the stimulous bill. Naturally, he was given cover by the liberal media, and although it wasn't a huge deal, had it been made by a politician with an "R" beside his/her name, the media would have run it relentlessly 24/7 for weeks.

7:39 AM, February 26, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Palin will never be president. The GOP, as awful and deceitful as they are, are simply responding to this reality. They gave her a shot (yes, the globalist elite gave her a shot, and they wanted her to win because they knew McCain was tanking), and she totally blew any chance she might have had.

They understand that there's no point grooming a sure loser.

Time to move on folks, there's nothing to see here.

11:21 AM, February 26, 2009  
Anonymous Rick said...

Anon,

She totally blew it? Are you kidding me? Sarah Palin did fine. The problem wasn't her but the esablishment media who set out to trash her because they were in the bed with Obama from the start.

It was interesting to me that people in the McCain camp set out to trash Palin after the loss. If it wasn't for Sarah Palin, McCain would have gotten far less votes.

As for Jindal I believe he could be an up and coming star in the Republican Party but I would have liked to have seen Palin or Romney give the speech.

12:42 PM, February 26, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick,

We can argue about the degree to which she blew it- or even how much of it was her fault- but the bottom line is that when the time came to shine, she looked like a deer staring into shiny headlights.

Theoretically, she could recover, but there's an awful lot working against her besides her cluelessness on goings on outside of Wasilla.

The GOP is simply taking the path of highest probability. I mean, they even gave Jindal a chance the other night, and he stunk it up. You can accuse them of being pro big business and against small town voters, but every time they've given your "type" of candidate a shot lately, that shot makes them look like they've been hunting with Dick Cheney.

1:17 PM, February 26, 2009  
Anonymous Chuck said...

"Time to move on folks, there's nothing to see here."

Nothing to see here? Yeah, I understand; Palin's so homely I can hardly stand to look at her.

As to Jindal's speech, the background should have been with people cheering & clapping, just as was Obama's. The contrast could not have been worse for the GOP: people cheering, clapping, hanging on Obama's every word, but then there's Jindal, all by himself, in a nice, quiet room. Not exactly the best of strategies on the GOP's part to try to win back the people.

Attacking Democrat plans, apologizing and kowtowing are insufficient for the GOP to win back voters. Republicans must admit they abused the public trust and that they do not deserve to be in power again until they earn that trust back. They will remain out of power until they do so. Whomsoever may be the spokesperson for the GOP is not unimportant, but it's secondary.

1:38 PM, February 26, 2009  
Anonymous Rick said...

Anon,

Looked like a deer in the headlights when? When being interviewed by Curic on NBC? I saw a person who has done a documentary on the '08 election, don't remember the name. In this he documents how the media went out of their way to make Palin look bad. On the NBC interview he shows how they edited her complete answer and put in what they wanted making her come off as not being knowledgeable. You shouldn't be so gullable in believing everything the media has "allowed" you to see and explore beyond CNN.

2:01 PM, February 26, 2009  
Anonymous Chuck said...

Rick - right on. The media played fast and loose with the facts when it came to Palin. Whether it was banning books, making rape victims pay for their own rape kits, her teenage son having been arrested, being able to "see Russia from [her] house" (thanks Tina Fey), the media told one lie after another to discredit Palin in any manner possible. The problem is that, unlike Rick & myself, most of the public is gullible and swallowed their lies hook, line & sinker, just like Anon did.

2:48 PM, February 26, 2009  

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