After telling Sarah Palin to ‘butt out’ — the rest of the tale

The St. Paul Pioneer Press has a piece today about the dangers encountered by Republicans who dare to criticize Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachman, whose tea party following served as a platform for her own personal response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

The article includes two paragraphs that tell what happened to a particular Georgia congressman last August, in the hours after the Republican runoff for governor, after he agreed that Sarah Palin should “butt out” of local races:

Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. — who has a long conservative voting record — said he learned the power of Palin’s following the hard way after suggesting she stay out of Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial primary on a radio show.

“There was a firestorm in the office for about 24 hours,” he said, with people “questioning my Republican conservative credentials” in phone calls. “To Sarah Palin’s credit, you have a national network of very energized fans.”

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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Just Wait

January 28th, 2011
3:46 pm

What a pity that so many people can be blinded by her amazing ignorance.

gm

January 28th, 2011
3:55 pm

When did it become popular in America to be white, uneducated,have no job, give misinformation, and be a red neck?
Oh, now I know, you learn you can gain 20 million in one year””’

TrickleDownStupid

January 28th, 2011
3:56 pm

They are not blinded by her amazing ignorance; her followers are the amazingly ignorant.

phil

January 28th, 2011
4:05 pm

You can always tell ignorance by those whe revert to name calling rather than intelligent discourse. Present company excluded, of course.

Rafe Hollister

January 28th, 2011
4:07 pm

Choose to believe what you may, but Sister Sarah is much more experienced, practical, and smarter than than our manchild, Barry Obama. The STOTU speech indicates how deep he lives in his own fantasy land, where spending money on green jobs and Amtrak like highspeed rail improves our competiveness.

phil

January 28th, 2011
4:12 pm

Please read what Rafe says. Sarah can say several sentences without the aid of a teleprompter.

DWTOO

January 28th, 2011
4:13 pm

I find that Politfact is an excellent source for bi-partisan political commentary. Ms. Bachman is regularly skewered for her pronouncements. Ms. Palin doesn’t fare much better. Personal opinion is that both speak outlandishly because they crave attention and being bombastic is the way to get it. Facts be damned.

Sick of Republicans

January 28th, 2011
4:15 pm

Sarah doesn’t need a teleprompter – she writes on her hand. And for no more than she really says, that is good for her. She doesn’t need to be reminded to be ignorant, which is what she is.

dd

January 28th, 2011
4:16 pm

“Reagan is dumb, and will never win the (governorship, presidency, you name it…..)”….Oh, sorry, I mean, “Palin is……….”

Keep repeating it. Some folks even truly believe it. Of course, most of them have no idea what they are talking about, but are just repeating the belief’s of others, whom they blindly follow.

phil

January 28th, 2011
4:16 pm

Thanks DWTOO, that is true in all 57 states. Now that’s a fact!

LMAO

January 28th, 2011
4:17 pm

I’m just waiting for her “let them eat cake” moment. It’s coming sooner than you think.

Dan Quayle

January 28th, 2011
4:18 pm

Yes, but can Sarah spell potatoe?

TrafficHeadache

January 28th, 2011
4:18 pm

This is a god-fearing right-wing nutcase who called Obama’s State of the Union address “WTF moments.” The WTF not meaning “Win the future.” I’d rather live in Obama’s fantasy than in Palin’s dystopia.

Darwin

January 28th, 2011
4:19 pm

The bloggers here who defend SP, would also vote Rush Limbaugh for president. So, it goes with the territory. That’s why they’re in the minority. Thank God.

Father of 5

January 28th, 2011
4:21 pm

Sarah will not be president any time in the next decade (unfortunately), but anyone who doubts her ability to influence who wins will do so at his peril. After she picks up a few gray hairs and wrinkles, it may be a different story.

phil

January 28th, 2011
4:21 pm

Oops, I did a Politfact check, and there only 55 states.

Rational Citizen

January 28th, 2011
4:23 pm

Sarah Palin…the best thing to happen to Democrats since Obama. This woman is a menace to intelligent thought everywhere. Her followers could care less that she is completely ignorant and devoid of facts. What’s that you say? Sputnik caused the collapse of the Soviet Union because of all the debt it took on to finance the space race? Palin 2012!!!!

phil

January 28th, 2011
4:25 pm

Obama is the one with WTF as his mantra. I liked WIN better. I think I had a WIN button. Please wear a WTF button to work Monday.

dee fernandez

January 28th, 2011
4:28 pm

TO THE ABOVE COMMENT–It’s your amazing ignorance of what she can do and have already done to help this country on track by initializing people power to bring change to the dangerous spending practices the govt. have. It’s these “blinded people”you refer to that cause the GOP to gain control of congress that put the brakes on Obama-Pelosi and Reid spending spree. You and the likes of you are the real problem of this country. Either you are totally blind of the nation’s state or you are just a plain bigoted idiot that doesnt know where you are headed. This country sinks, you go down with it-
You call this woman ignorant, WHAT ABOUT YOU???WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO HELP OUT THAT IS BETTER THAN WHAT SHE IS TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH FOR ALL OF US , INCLUDING YOU!!! FORGET THE HARVARD FINESS THAT PEOPLE SAY SHE DOESNT HAVE. BUT SHE HAS THE ABILITY TO CONNECT TO PEOPLE. AND IF YOU ARE INTELLIGENT ENOUGH YOU WOULD HAVE FIGURED OUT THAT IT IS THE PEOPLE COLLECTIVELY THAT BRINGS THE CHANGE. BUT PEOPLE DOES NOT RALLY UNTIL THEY SEE SOMEONE WHO HAS THE BALLS TO FACE THE OPPOSITIONS WITHOUT FEAR. THAT IS WHAT SARAH PALIN IS ALL ABOUT. SHE KNOWS WHAT WORKS ,SHE HAS DIRECTION ,SHE MAKES THE MOST OF LIFE AS HANDED TO HER , SHE IS BASICALLY A HAPPY PERSON, A GOOD MOM , A GOOD WIFE, WAS A GOOD MAYOR AND A GOOD GOVERNOR and pretty on top of that. ASK YOURSELF SINCERELY WHAT TICKS YOU OFF ABOUT SARAHPALIN, is it jealousy? is it because she’s happy? generally miserable ugly and unhappy people tend to be critical, hateful and can’t celebrate someone else’s happiness. which one are you?

Diehard

January 28th, 2011
4:28 pm

Yes, Sarah Palin needs to butt out and take Suzy Ever-ready to Pop off with her.

Rick Patel

January 28th, 2011
4:30 pm

Jack Kingston is a boorish oaf who isn’t fit to clean Gov. Sarah Palin’s hunting boots.

Red

January 28th, 2011
4:33 pm

Two things – first is the fact that our current President has made even more and even bigger bumbles. What’s his excuse? The “more educated” world traveled “smartest president ever” makes mistakes and no one says a thing. But when Palin does? Second thing, the Left tries so hard to make Palin irrelevant. Funny thing for someone so irrelevant, the Left has spent more time and money going after the irrelevant. Who’s the bigger fool? It’s actually ironic that the Left is so obsessed with someone so labeled an idiot. Why spend millions on ads, organizing, blogs, news articles, news reports, etc. on someone with no job? It’s actually hilarious. Sort of a fetish. Maybe liberal men are repressed since having foxes like Janet Reno, Madeline Albright, Helen Thomas, etc. Liberal women are clearly jealous that a woman can have so much attention and not be so bent on some radical feminist agenda.

Douglas

January 28th, 2011
4:33 pm

Make fun of her at your own peril. I think she’s about as dangerous a person as we’ve seen on the political stage since David Duke and JB Stoner – she appeals to the xenophobia that is in everyone (some more than others), and to the intense desire for simple, understandable answers to what are actually extremely complicated questions.

Many a despot has risen to high office with this kind of sophomoric approach, so anyone who gets going in that direction scares me far more for the future of our Republic than does a lefty African-American president who really wants things to be better than they are.

There aren’t any simple answers to our present problems, but Sarah would have us believe that there are, and all you got to do is do them. If only the world really worked like that… I’d like it better.

duckafawg

January 28th, 2011
4:33 pm

I’m a conservative and if Srah Palin ia the one dished up by the Rep. party in 2012 I will vote for Obama…no doubt

Rational Citizen

January 28th, 2011
4:35 pm

dee fernandez…that incoherent rant could not have been a better illustrated my point about her followers not caring about her clear lack of intelligence. Cheers!

Oh, and one more point. If “blinded people” caused the GOP to gain control to stop the runaway spending by Democrats, then was it the same “blinded people” who caused the Democrats to gain control of Congress and the White House to to stop the runaway spending of the GOP from 2000-2006? Why don’t you complain about the 2 unfunded wars, unfunded prescription drug plan and massive deficits the Republicans oversaw? At least be consistently ignorant.

Honky Talkin'

January 28th, 2011
4:36 pm

Sarah Palin is a freakin’ joke and the entire GOP is scared to call her out. The hardcore base of the GOP are web-footed, inbred, redneck Jesus-freaks!

The Snark

January 28th, 2011
4:37 pm

Will someone point out to me one thing that Sarah Palin has actually DONE as an elected public official to establish her “conservative” credentials?

Big Jim

January 28th, 2011
4:38 pm

If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance,then baffle them with BS.
Sarah Palin

Douglas

January 28th, 2011
4:39 pm

@Rick Pattel, we are ALL boorish oafs in one way or another. And while I don’t always agree with Rep. Kingston, I respect him and his office.

That you do not says far more about the sad state of discourse in our country than I can begin to describe. If we want Congress to act like grown-ups, I think we ought to as well.

CAF

January 28th, 2011
4:39 pm

Too much hate all around. Can’t we just be civil?

dee fernandez

January 28th, 2011
4:39 pm

TO PHIL-SORRY, THIS WAS INTENDED TO THE VERY FIRST POST AND TO THOSE PALIN HATERS AND OBAMA WORSHIPERS WHO ARE THE REAL IGNORANT NOT TO SEE WHERE THE MAN IS LEADING THEM EVENTUALLY—ALONE IN THE DEEP DARK HOLE –Hey real ignorant haters out there, wake up your Obama Bin Laden is leaving you –he is trying to be a Reaganite according to his desperate crony media. Before you know it, he’ll leave theDemocratic party and register to be a republican. He is known tobe non-commitment to his promises. You’d be without aleader soon. Oh yea, there’s Matt Damon and Oprah to replace him haaaaaaaaaaaaaahahaha. Not here inAMerica though-in Oprah land maybe somewhere in Africa.

Ghostrider

January 28th, 2011
4:41 pm

Sarah Palin is an idiot, I wanna puke everytime I see her.

Douglas

January 28th, 2011
4:41 pm

@ Rational, that is the problem, isn’t it? I do wish the GOP would at least talk about the mess they made when they were in charge during six of the last ten years, but alas…

We need a new party, one for actual grown-ups. Oh, never mind, it ain’t gonna happen…

JoeV

January 28th, 2011
4:42 pm

@dee fernandez,

You come across as bitter and very unstable. Do you actually read the garbage you are spewing while you write it?

willydoit?

January 28th, 2011
4:42 pm

Why are democrats so scared of Sarah Plalin?

Smarter than Sarah

January 28th, 2011
4:43 pm

Dee, Dee, Dee, honey, stop yelling at us…you’re going to pop an artery. No, I am not jealous of Mrs. Palin – I am just much smarter than she. She’s a quitter – she didn’t even finish one term as a governor – so she can’t really be called “former governor”. She had to go to five colleges to get a 4-year degree. She doesn’t stress education in her own family – eldest son in military (very admirable) but always seen as an alternative to higher education. Eldest daughter becomes an unwed teen mom who preaches abstinence (don’t pee on my leg and tell me…you know the rest) while dancing on tv instead of continuing her education. Those are just a few of the reasons I don’t care for Mrs. Palin and why I am indeed smarter than she. :-)

willydoit?

January 28th, 2011
4:43 pm

Ghostrider…are you ugly?? bless your heart :o (

bigdawg

January 28th, 2011
4:44 pm

Sister Sarah…when did she become black?

Ghostrider

January 28th, 2011
4:44 pm

willydoit? … not as ugly as you…Sarah Palin is a moron just like you…

bigdawg

January 28th, 2011
4:44 pm

No, the Ghostrider is correct!

Douglas

January 28th, 2011
4:45 pm

Dee, darlin’, didn’t your momma ever teach you any manners? I hope you don’t talk to actual people that way, because it is not polite and show a real lack of respect for other people. Of course, with a mind as small as yours appears to be, it’s no wonder you think you are better than everyone else.

willydoit?

January 28th, 2011
4:45 pm

I bet all of you Palin haters voted for Obama :) :) :) :)
Now that’s funny right there…I don’t care who you are!!!

bigdawg

January 28th, 2011
4:45 pm

My cat is smarter than Sarah Failin!

JoeV

January 28th, 2011
4:46 pm

@willydoit,

…you ever eat paint chips?

gm

January 28th, 2011
4:46 pm

Rafe Hollister : I understand how hard is for people like you to come to the 21st century with other countries are passing us by with new tech.
The man child, is love around the world except for here where we have to many idiots name bubba and Palins running around who can not see the future, only a new trailer.

willydoit?

January 28th, 2011
4:46 pm

Don’t be hating on the beautiful people of the world…Entertainment Tonight would be the same without them!!

willydoit?

January 28th, 2011
4:47 pm

JoeV….Everyday

Last Man Standing

January 28th, 2011
4:47 pm

Darwin:

“The bloggers here who defend SP, would also vote Rush Limbaugh for president. So, it goes with the territory. That’s why they’re in the minority.”

Exactly which planet do you hail from, cowboy? Palin needs no one to defend her. She handles that quite well herself. I don’t believe that people who have defended her are “in the minority”, except here. I would vote for Limbaugh for President. He certainly has a much firmer grasp on reality than does the muslim who now occupies that office.

Voyager

January 28th, 2011
4:47 pm

Rational Citizen

January 28th, 2011
4:23 pm
“…she is completely ignorant and devoid of facts.”

Well not entirely. She knows that Africa is a country.

JoeV

January 28th, 2011
4:49 pm

@Last Man Standing

I would vote for Limbaugh for President. He certainly has a much firmer grasp on reality than does the muslim who now occupies that office.

This is delusion at its grandest. Wow, just wow. Don’t think for yourself often, do ya Last Man Standing?