Posted on January 05 2012 - 10:27 PM - Posted by: Ian Lazaran | Follow on Twitter!
9 PM EST on Fox News
Is she going to address the beginning of the Obama mini dictatorship? Circumvent the Constitution,
Give away our Military secrets, Reduce our Military strength. What’s next?
It seems to me that it is any thing but a mini dictatorship. It is becoming a full blown dictatorship unfolding and the pansies we sent to D.C. to protect us from this are either asleep at the wheel or complicit to let it happen.
Well, John Boehner has not given up on the boy dictator you know.
Ohio will you please take out Boehner. He’s going to be primaried. Like a laser..take him out
Their complicit! I believe they could have stopped every last bit of Obama’s agenda if they wanted to.The only time Boehner has shown any fight in him,is when he moved to crush Tea Party and Conservative opposition to a raise in the debt ceiling this past summer.They are all traitors!
Hussain Obama is bystepping congress on everything. If he gets a 2nd term plan on:
Guns taken away from citizens by illegal entry into our homes (they just passed the bill to arrest any of us for no reason)
Union open voting
bailout, bailout, bankrupt the country intentionally
remove the conservatives judges put communists int heir place
gas prices at 7 bucks
obamacare gets implemented with death panels
Shall I continue?
All hail King Hussein II !!
Wow – guess the big guys at Fox have dropped the blockade – ya think?
The Gov is all over the Fox Channels including being on the News & Business Channels on the same nite. Will she also be on for the New Hampshire primary results? I think so………………….
You are all getting it wrong: The conservative base if isn’t excited about the primary race so they are using Sarah Palin to wake them up…That’s all they want her for: excite and energize the base for the benefit of the Establishment…then blame her no matter what.
Jules….it doesn’t matter what FOX is using her for. Sarah Palin IS a smart lady and she uses Fox just as much as they use her.
you have heard the term–dumb like a fox— Well, I believe our "Arctic Fox" is using FOX (pun intended) more than they are using her. How ever you fail to mention that she is continuously, a full step ahead of everyone else, and this includes "FOX"
Remember over the last few days how several in the open thread have been talking about how she isn’t doing anything? Now she is doing interviews a few times a week. This is good!
She can bring this lawless behavior to light and bring attention to it like few can.
awesome news!! can’t wait to see another sarah interview <333
You see, if she had declared and run a conventional campaign then she wouldn’t be getting well PAID to promote causes she believes in!
Patience is a virtue…
this isn’t about "patience" anymore. if she doesn’t jump in within the next few weeks, i think too many deadlines will have passed.
Jasmine when do you think wold be the cutoff date for Sarah to jump in?
Conservative_Hippie … Sarah Palin will announce an "independent" Presidential run either just before the "establishment" conventions, or just after.
And "all hell will break loose."
Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.
Illegitimi non carborundum.
Not too worry Jasmine, Sarah is brilliant and will do what is best for the country… I think she is going to make it very difficult for the Republican Convention to nominate anyone but her… especially if she continues to scatter the delegates… everyone knows she has the base, O4P, and the Tea Party… so discussions saying she needs ‘this or that organization’ are just ignorant, the process just needs to work itself out. Sarah has it under control. Trust her… she has a really good advisory crew.
Pete … There is a lot more depth to this than meets the eye.
These are all "campaign stops," without the badgering of the Ministry of Propaganda. Or the attacks from the 5 dwarfs left of the original 7. Mrs. Palin is totally "unshackled" from having to defend the "establishment" GOP and its milquetoast opposition to Obamao, and their continuing crony-capitalist, fellow traveler policies.
She uses every opportunity, and they are coming more frequently than the meaningless, fruitless, Chinese Fire Drill "debates," to deliver her messages, to keep attacking Obamao and labeling him a socialist, and pointing out the weaknesses of those campaigning for the "establishment" GOP nomination.
She is going to continue to be all over FOX, regardless of their "establishment" GOP support, because she means ratings. Their ratings increase every time she appears, no matter who’s show she is on. Ratings mean advertising dollars, and that is the bottom line. That’s really where their loyalty lies.
More and more, the frustrations with the GOP are growing throughout the independent voters and the truly conservative TEA Party voters. Even with the Ministry of Propaganda "all in" for Willard Romney, he still cannot get more than 25% support, and virtually none of that is "conservative" support. Which means that 75% of those who classify and identify themselves as Republicans do not support him. And the 75% are spreading their support among the other 4 candidates, while holding their collective nose.
If they all keep running, which they will until they run out of money, which will not be anytime soon, no one will emerge from the primaries with enough delegates to "win" the nomination outright. Their brokered convention will just make their eventual candidate that much more vulnerable to a Sarah Palin "independent" run.
Even Donald Trump, on with Sean Hannity yesterday, stated that he believed that a "good third party candidate" would keep the Republican nominee from winning, but that same "good third party candidate" could, and would, win the Presidency. While not naming any names, he noted specifically that he was not speaking about himself. He also noted that he had "someone" in mind.
The next really big "campaign stop" is February 11 at CPAC. She will have them shouting and dancing in the aisles Look for this keynote address to be 100% red meat.
Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.
I look forward to this happening but how does she govern without the "establishment" infrastructure? If the GOP is so against her now how will she get anything done once in office, and how does she get the resources to run for reelection? A GOP President becomes head of the republican party. Sarah, as an independent, becomes the head of… what? Also how is her running as an independent different from running as a third party? Seems like a distinction without a difference, so hopefully you can clarify this for me. I’ve spent a lot of time reading your posts over the last couple days, and you make a convincing argument. Honestly I had written her off.
rjcylon … Absolutely great questions.
1 – How does she govern without the "establishment" infrastructure?
The President of the United States has the "bully pulpit." As Ronaldus Magnus did, she will take her case directly to "we, the people." As President, Mrs. Palin has the power to command all the television time she wants.
Her platform is "sudden and relentless reform" of the federal government. This includes slashing the federal budget, slashing the federal debt, energy independence, and reduction of taxes. It also includes ending crony-capitalism. This resonates with "we, the people."
She can "call out," for public vilification, those who oppose her on the above issues. That will not be good for their political careers. A President popular enough to win without the "establishment," and is willing to put public pressure, using all media at her disposal, on those who oppose her, will be very difficult to "go against."
She has already proven that she will accept no excuses from those who oppose what is "good for the country," as she showed no mercy to those who opposed what was "good for Alaska."
2 – How does she get anything done once in office?
A key element of changing the D.C. culture is bringing 50-60 new constitutional conservatives to the House, and 10-12 constitutional conservatives to the Senate. Mrs. Palin has already proven her ability to do just that in the 2010 election cycle. The TEA Parties will rally behind her, as she makes appearances, campaigns with, and helps raise money for their candidates nationwide.
The discussion of what the TEA Parties learned from the co-opting and marginalizing of their candidates who were previously elected, should be left for another time. Suffice it to say, there is strength in numbers. Many of the co-opted TEA candidates are being primaried. The new TEA candidates will not be quite as quirky, and will be vetted much more intensely this time around.
These new constitutional conservatives will owe no allegiance to the "establishment" GOP ‘leadership," and they will immediately set out to replace that leadership with real conservatives. Sarah Palin is the only candidate who can carry this new blood to D.C. on her coattails. If there is anyone who can be pointed to as a TEA Party "leader," it is, unquestionably, Sarah Palin.
3 – How does she get the resources to run for re-election?
Once her policies begin to work, there will be no dearth of contributors to her re-election campaign. Mostly from small business owners nationwide who will be the beneficiaries of her policies. There will also be many large donors, who will be very happy with a completely "level playing field," as they will prosper without having to pay-to-play.
4 – As an independent she becomes the head of … what?
She doesn’t actually need to become the "head of" anything but the government of The United States.
George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan did not become the "head" of their parties. How much clout did any of them have with their parties after they left office? The two major parties are run by "insiders." People such as Karl Rove, who never run for office, but are "senior advisers."
If your actual question is more along the lines of "from whence will her political strength derive," the answer is from the grassroots TEA Party and patriot organizations. Is it possible that these organizations will coalesce into a "formal" third party over the next four years? I believe the answer to that is unequivocally "yes."
Will Mrs. Palin become the de facto titular "leader" of a new "formal" third party? I believe the answer, again, would be "yes." This would almost certainly make the GOP as weak as the Whigs, and they would actually become the "third party," if they survived.
5 – How is running as an independent different from running as a third party?
There is a distinction. The TEA Party is not a "formal" third party. It is actually, at this time, a "movement" of like-minded individuals. Although Ross Perot gave his independent run a Party name, there actually was no Party, per se. Others, Anderson, Wallace, just ran as independents.
As there really are no other Party labels with enough name recognition nationwide, other than the Green, or the Libertarian, and both are not useable for Mrs. Palin’s purposes, she is much better off running with just "Indpendent" after her name. Without going into specifics, no Party label is going to enhance her candidacy. As an "independent," she makes the statement that she does not "belong" to any monolithic organization.
As there is a large, and growing percentage of the voters who identify themselves as "independents," and mostly lean "conservative," they will more readily identify with Mrs. Palin as an "independent" conservative.
I hope I answered your queries. At any rate, as of this moment, that is my analysis.
There is limited space here, and although this might seem a long reply, I tried to be as succinct as possible, without going into various nuances. We can leave that for the future.
Fundamental Restoration Of America!
Thanks for the response, I appreciate it. I agree with most of what you said here, the only part that gives me pause is the many times she says running as a third party would split the vote. Being an independent would split the vote. But of course the other side of that argument is that Romney would never have much of that vote anyway, and her support is wide enough that it would trump his support and still be enough left over to beat Obama.
The only problem is that it just goes against what she keeps SAYING publicly. The only other option would be her trying to run as the GOP nominee–but like you’ve pointed out before, there is no way they are going to let that happen. Of course I realize that her being a paid analyst for Fox she can’t actually say either way what she’s going to do. I’m really looking forward to the CPAC speech. She knows what she’s doing, it should be interesting to see what happens.
rjcylon … I must say that I am impressed by your grasp of Mrs. Palin’s situation.
Absolutely correct is stating that Willard Romney would not have much support among independents and conservatives. In fact, Mr. Romney would be a worse debacle than John McCain, as Mr. Romney would not have Mrs. Palin to energize the conservative base. Of course, once he made "the gesture," Mr. McCain did everything possible to neutralize her effect on his campaign.
This is the prevailing "wisdom" of the "establishment" GOP. They do not want anyone "too conservative," which means "any" conservative, atop their ticket. Their "wizards of smart" believe that conservatism will drive independents into the arms of the socialists across the aisle. That this premise is ridiculous on its face does not stop it from being their "conventional wisdom."
The "establishment" GOP is morally and ideologically bankrupt. Their actions are totally governed by fear, especially fear of the Ministry of Propaganda.
Again, you are quite right that Mrs. Palin constantly referencing a "third party run" with a negative spin is disquieting for us. However, I tend to look at it in a political and strategic context, and not just take it at face value.
While there are many who want to attribute political "purity" to Mrs. Palin, I am not one of them. I believe it is constantly overlooked that Mrs. Palin has been in politics for over 20 years. Whatever the purity of her motives, she is still "a politician." Has she never changed her mind about anything?
Mrs. Palin, as Governor of Alaska, was initially in favor of the Bridge To Nowhere. Then she changed her mind. She had the courage to publicly change her mind, and defend her decision to do so. As a "politician," I do not take everything she says as being "chiseled in granite."
She has not said that a "third party run" will "guarantee" Obamao a second term. She has said that a "third party run" would "make it more difficult to defeat Obamao." Historically, I have no quarrel with that assessment. There is no doubt that a "third party run," or "independent run," would not be a "stroll in the park."
However, based upon the anti-establishment sentiment rampant in the country today, and growing by leaps and bounds, I believe it can actually be accomplished … by the "right" candidate. As I have pointed out many times, Ross Perot was actually leading both George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton in the polls before he melted down. The anti-establishment feeling in the country right now is 1,000 times greater than when Mr. Perot attempted his "coup."
And Sarah Palin has 1,000 times the savvy of Ross Perot. And 1,000 times the backing of the independents and conservatives. And 1,000 times the stability. And a built-in infrastructure in every one of the "57″ states among the TEA Parties and grassroots organizations.
Again, you very astutely grasp the significance of being a paid Fox analyst. Let me add that, at this time, there is no reason for her to state "what she is going to do." However, she is laying the groundwork with every appearance. With Neil Cavuto she came closer to letting the cat out of the bag than ever before. She specifically stated that "lack of passion" on the part of the GOP candidates for "sudden and relentless reform" could very well be a game-changer for her.
As a political "strategery," espousing the "conventional wisdom" about third party runs is an excellent line to take. It is what the "establishment" wants to hear, and keeps them thinking that she is "not running." You will note that, since October 5, no one in the Ministry of Propaganda, on either side, has launched any attacks on her. In fact, they do not even mention her anymore.
To sum up, I take her "third party run" comments as "non-binding," given the codicils that she has attached to it. I also do not ascribe to her "political purity," in the sense that she is "stuck" with everything she says. She has the savvy to change her position and explain the change without losing credibility.
Fundamental Restoration of America!
All good points. I will be cautiously optimistic about all this, I suppose conventional wisdom was that the GOP had a real winner with Palin, but the establishment wouldn’t support her, and therefore we have McCain 2 versus Obama and that’s just the way it is.
But at the same time the actual conservative BASE is realizing that our "party" isn’t listening to us and is going to do it their way, like it or not, and if we complain too much they’ll just say we are crazy hobbits (like when McCain attacked the Tea Party). Which makes us mad. What’s the point of being a "republican" if the people who are supposed to represent you have disdain for you?And the Tea Party is a genuine conservative movement and maybe it is time to replace the republican party. It’s the party of Lincoln and Reagan but maybe that doesn’t mean much anymore. Palin is in their league, and I agree she’s probably the only one who could actually pull something like that off. I think I’ll watch Undefeated again this weekend.
rjcylon … Keep your eyes open, and hold your "water."
Watching The Undefeated again is a very good idea. Examine the way she repeatedly defeated the "establishment." You will undoubtedly see many things remindful of the current political situation.
The Republican Party is dead. They are just too stupid to lay down. As I pointed out above, there will be a "third party" within the next 4 years, and it will relegate the GOP to Whig status. Once the true conservatives formally organize into a Party, the GOP will become the "third party," weakened to impotence, if they survive at all.
Truth be told, most will probably make it official and join the Democ-rat/socialist Party. They will be quite comfortable and at home among their big government, socialist brethren.
Again, I do not look for Mrs. Palin to make a move until the ‘establishment" GOP coronates their nominee. At that point it will be "Game On!"
All of this increased activity on her part. Such a coincidence. Yeah, sure.
Is someone washing the Bus?
Better yet–Has anyone seen the bus headed towards Washington D.C. for CPAC?
If so, she will declare her candidacy during the speech!
nkithegreek … This is called "running for President" without being "shackled."
I hope this is the home stretch. Sarah Palin as pundit, can not stop the Obama administration from doing what they want….
So many interviews in such a short period of time! Could this mean something?!
The CPAC speech in a month!
Time will tell!
Go, Sarah, Go!!!
Sound your war trumpet against obama and his THUGGERY!!!
RUN, SARAH, RUN!!!
The Thrilla From Wasilla…….2012.!!
vikings444 … I love it.
The Thrilla From Wasailla … 2012!
Absolutely brilliant. My hat is off to you.
Does Sarah realize that time is running out? The longer she waits the harder it gets to win.
Foxnews and the GOP Establishment preparing Sarah Palin to energize the Tea Party with more scheduled events and Tv appearances. Sarah’s role for the 2012 Election is to get the conservative base to rally behind the unqualified nominee…to the benefit of the GOP Establishment.
Don’t we already know what we will hear from Sarah Palin the well paid foxnews pundit?
It would be nice if she starts portraying Mitt Romney as an UNACCEPTABLE nominee instead of being politically correct. I would enjoy Sarah Palin the pundit far more if she goes rogue in her punditry..
Some on here are just happy to see more of Sarah Palin but how it it advancing the conservative cause unless she actually goes hard after the like of Romney? Isn’t it time to starts distancing herself from John McCain? (helping re-elect him i more than enough payback). I would be far more into Sarah Palin the pundit if she would speak for us not just on the issues but DIRECTLY going after the GOP establishment and its candidates.
We all know that Mitt Romney is an unacceptable nominee but is anyone doing anything about it? All these pundits are wearing white gloves talking about him and giving the impression he would be better than Obama… Would it be nice if Sarah cut to the chase and start campaigning against Romney…as a pundit? That’s what I will call unconventional punditry…
Jules, Sarah is building her base… which must include most republicans, most independents and some democrats… she is playing FOX like a fiddle and building towards a consensus… she will seem more and more like the only adult in the room because that’s what she is…
Does Sarah also realize she is looking more and more like a talking head, a commentator. We have too many of them already.
well duh, that’s what she is being paid to do – be a political analyst……………………..
Hello, I am a very long time reader, and a cheer person for this site, I mention the site on Sarah’s FB page. I love you guys. I am not a journalist, just a concerned American, I have kids and grandkids, and I am concerned about their Future. And I would love to see Sarah jump in and Run, and more importantly WIN**, Saturday she will be on Judge Jeanine"s show and I for one would like to see more Substantive, Practical and ESSENTIAL Questions asked of Sarah, so more people will know where she stands on the issues. I know we do but there are people who still do not, I am sick of all these namby pamby questions they ask her, she has a lot of info inside her they need to ask her so Sarah can be Sarah. I say let her shine unleash her.
Unleash the Baracuda!
Great comment, I hope the judge takes it to heart.
Gov Palin, PLEASE use this opportunity with Judge Pirro to beat down on Obama over his unconstitutional appointments this week. None of the "namby pamby" candidates will do it. Take this bull by its horns and go with it. Your interview will most likely be replayed over and over on the Sunday talk shows which will be a boon to your unconventional campaign.
A little strange that fox is putting her on the same time the debate is on? Trying to figure this out, maybe ratings. Although Judge Jeanine did a good interview with Governor Palin the last time she had her on.
their probably putting her on at the same time so many people won’t watch the debates. Everyone is going to beat up on romney, and well deserved. However, Fox doesn’t want their pet destroyed so their taking away the rating by putting Palin on Fox. Did you ever of DVR Fox? duh
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