Sarah is the conservative’s Oprah

No question, Sarah Palin is the Republican Democrats love to hate.  They sense in her the small-town, outsider appeal that they find threatening.  She scares them. 

That’s why liberals spend an inordinate amount of time lamenting that she’s not ready for prime time or that poor old unsophisticated Sarah appeals to hayseed conservatives, but otherwise has no possible appeal that could grow the Republicans’ conservative majority into an electoral majority.

I’ve seen her before crowds.  Admittedly, the crowds were Republican.  And one in Middle Georgia was both Republican and Red State. But she has an energy and a connection that few politicians can match.  She’s just as appealing as “former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin” as she would be a “Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.”  Give her three years for the people south of Alaska to see and hear her and she’ll be the Oprah of the conservative movement.  People like her.  People listen.  She connects. She’s real. Oprah picks the books people read.  Sarah will pick the issues people discuss.

The Left knows that.  That’s why she frightens them.

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Chris Broe

July 9th, 2009
1:16 pm

Luckovich stinks today. Slow news day. They stem-celled sperm. This will prevent stem-cellmates from ever having sex again. McNamara died. He debunked the domino theory. He exposed the nonsense of the “fight them there not here” theory. He scorned the “or the terrorists win” theory. He condemned the “nation-building” theory, and of course, the theory that any pre-emptive military action is just. War that isn’t a defensive response to an attack in progress is unjust. Period. You simply can’t invent a war simply because the economy stinks, or you’re afraid of the wild hysteria coming from the CIA/FBI and their uber-wunderkinder’s intel fantasies. (Or because the Saudis want the defense contracts, but then I repeat myself). Yes, the saudis corrupt our CIA to invent intel. (See Ike’s MIC). If JFK had listened to these spitting emoticons during the Cuban Missile Crisis, then we’d all be radioactive ashes with half-lives of 40 thousand F’n years, man.

News out of Afghanistan resembles the stage in the life cycle of a war that’s about to explode. There’s always new exotic words to learn in these turning points in news stories about to get worse. Read the last few days of the Afghan War. See what I mean, Verne? New, obscure, unpronouncable and unspellable names, places and groups.

But look how quiet it is. Too quiet. Last time it was this quiet, the movie “Howard the Duck” was released. Not good, folks, not good at all.

Surf’s up!

Headly Lamarr

July 9th, 2009
1:19 pm

Chris Broe

July 9th, 2009
1:24 pm

Oprah is the conservative ORCA.

deegee

July 9th, 2009
2:00 pm

It watched that wild-eyed liberal Peggy Noonan analyzing Sarah Palin during a recently aired political talk show. Peggy Noonan’s criticism of Palin is that Palin expressed a lot of thoughts during the campaign but failed to be “thoughtful”. In other words, empty barrels make the most noise. Noonan was disappointed that Palin had not used her time since the campaign ended to read and study and become “thoughtful”. In other words, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink.

jokerman

July 9th, 2009
2:41 pm

Degree…I had an old mule that I fancied could become a Kentucky Derby winner. I had the old guy trained by the best trainers money could buy….and at the end of the day he finished dead last.

I think Sarah Palin kind of fits in this mold…Try as she might she’s toast!

Joan

July 9th, 2009
3:13 pm

Sarah seems like a nice person. I am a conservative and want to see a conservative agenda. The problem with Sarah is that she can’t string a sentence together without a lot of dumb sounding words. We need a better candidate. So she scares this republican.

@@

July 9th, 2009
4:18 pm

Jim:

I continue to warn the rabid liberals that Palin’s armed and dangerous with the weapons they so eagerly handed to her. Unencumbered by politics, there’s no telling how much damage she can inflict on politics as we know it. It’s a dirty business but shouldn’t be.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 9th, 2009
4:48 pm

The Republican Economic Recovery Plan: Ah Gits Mah Daddy to Pay off Mah Mistress: Nookie for Money ‘Cause the Chicks Ain’t Free Plan

The pubs sure have a strange idea of the word plumet. Pubs are in the 20’s in every poll, Obama is near 70. LOL He Plumetted from the ’80’s to the 60’s. This happens to every President who crushes the oposition.

And again St. Raegan screwed the economy into the ground. As previously pointed out here:

1) Reagan actually RAISED taxes in the 80’s……
2) When Carter was in the White House, the preponderance of the
population could go at the most 90 days between job changes;
under Reagan, people LOST jobs…and stayed unemployed for
longer…in many cases years (in MY case, 2 YEARS..and I was
educated)
3) Reagan refused to enforce Affirmative Action employment laws;
therefore, minority unemployment rate rose to almost 22.6%
4) Middle class tax rates increased 10.2% per year under Reagan,
while the wealthy tax rates fell over 60%.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 9th, 2009
4:51 pm

Here’s the way to stimulate the economy Republican style–

LLet’s kill 5000 GI’s in an unnecessary war and spend 4 trillion on it. How’s that for a plan. It’s what your goofass Boy Bush did.

Munch

July 9th, 2009
4:56 pm

I continue to be terrified of Queen Esther of Wasilla. SO afraid. Can’t sleep at night. Worried to death that the GOP will run her in 2012. Please don’t throw me in that briar patch….

Everyone like Orwell/Che’s new nickname? New bottle, old wine. Still bitter.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 9th, 2009
4:57 pm

Palin and Princess Di by Tina Brown

Palin is clearly terrified. Her M.O. is to cloak her terror in grandiosity. Both shine through in the suppressed hysteria of her increasingly strange appearances before the camera. That precipitous, wacky, overcaffeinated aria on the back lawn of her house on the eve of the Fourth reminded me of another memorable moment in the chronicles of celebrity—a speech the unraveling Princess Diana made in December 1993. “Over the next few months,” the princess announced to a startled audience at a luncheon to benefit the Headway National Injuries Association in London, “I will be seeking a more suitable way of combining a meaningful public role, with hopefully, a more private life. I hope you can find it in your hearts to understand and give me the time and space that has been lacking in recent years.” Then she burst into tears.

Sarah Palin’s bow-out speech was the stylistic opposite of Diana’s simple cri de coeur, but its emotional twin sister. She rambled through a manic, off-topic hymn to the bravery of the troops and lingered over the primacy in her life of her beloved Alaska, which she was in the process of abandoning. But the speech I suspect was in her heart was a weepy “time and space” declaration very like Diana’s.

Of all the politicians who invoke a renewed desire to “spend more time with their families” as their careers go down in flames (try Mark Sanford’s Fourth of July at home on Sullivan’s Island with Jenny—that couldn’t have been pretty), Palin is the one politician who could have uttered those words and been believed—by her public, and also by plenty of people outside “the base.” She is not only a beleaguered governor of a troubled state, who is pretending to be interested in gas pipelines and “championing ethics reform” while in the middle of a cascade of ethics charges. She is also a mother trying to deal with a Down syndrome baby boy, a needy 7-year-old girl, and a teenage daughter who is herself an unwed mother with an infant whose father, a teenage self-described “redneck,” has turned out to be as fond of the red light on the TV camera as his erstwhile mother-in-law-elect.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 9th, 2009
5:14 pm

Find the 15 year-old workin’ after school in a fast food restaurant who isn’t more articulate and better informed as to domestic and foreign policy and the federal legal structure than Palin. You can’t do it.

@@

July 9th, 2009
5:24 pm

Well it would appear that someone here is obsessed with Palin but it ain’t Jim Wooten.

Take a breather PrPi2012.

You’re paranoia is running in overdrive.

Sheesh!

Weirdo…

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 9th, 2009
5:35 pm

Who is going to replace Daddy’s money Senatuh Ensign? How did the $96,000 calculate per pop? That’s more than Spitzer and Republican Senatuh Hooker Vitter paid.

LOL Talk about people livin’ in mommy and daddy’s basement. Looks like bad boy Ensign is figaturively gettin’ mommy and daddy to pay off his nookie.

Who will replace “Daddy buy me some more nookie in Nevada now?” The hits just keep on comin’ from the Bozo the Clown party. How about Sylvio Berlusconi for Senatuh from Nevada?

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 9th, 2009
5:47 pm

Palin is the inspiration for a new piece of slang. “pullin’ a Palin” is defined at the user-edited urbandictionary.com as: 1. Quitting when the going gets tough; abandoning the responsibility entrusted to you by your neighbors for book advances and to make money on the lecture circuit. 2. Bizarre move that will damn ambitions for higher office.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 9th, 2009
5:50 pm

71 year old Roland Burris makes way for another Dem Senator from Illinois. Now there can be two dynasties–one more along side Dick Durbin.

Rob

July 10th, 2009
12:34 am

You guys are so funny, and you wonder why so many people are walking away from the church. Obama this, Palin that…. As long as the Dems and the Repubs keep spewing venom at each others policies, there will NEVER be any healthy discussion about movin this country forward…. Welcome, libs vs conservatives, the new black and white….. I have a request, will all of the under 40 crowd stand up and tell our parents to shut up, they are sweet people but my god they are some righteous idiots….

I Report :-) You Whine :-(

July 10th, 2009
10:39 am

Japan is building reactors from start to finish in four years. China is planning 60 new reactors while Russia is selling its nuclear technology all over the world. President Obama has even said Iran has the right to use nuclear power for energy. We invented this technology. Isn’t it time we got back in the game?

Because we have too many Chicken Little’s running around shrieking about it, just like the F22.

Bob

July 12th, 2009
6:40 pm

“Palin is a perfect clinical example of a Borderline Personality.” What a laugh. The person that wrote this has no idea what a Borderline Personality is. I’m sure they saw the term in print somewhere and thought they would use it. It is obvious to anyone who read this that this person hates Jim Wooten and that they are just another Obama lover.

Trudy

July 13th, 2009
10:07 pm

MICHAEL THE NARC-ANGEL

Millions of little members of the worldwide F.F.A. (Future Followers of the Antichrist) have finally learned how to find a certain part of their lower anatomy and quickly touch it while dancing – thanks to Michael Jackson, the highest paid Lower Anatomy Toucher of all time! Special thanks also go to the Jesus-bashing, Hell-bound Hollywood moguls who were just as quick to see higher profits in lower anatomies! [Just saw this opinion on the web. Other grabby items on MSN, Google, etc. include "Separation of Raunch and State," "David Letterman's Hate, Etc.," "Tribulation Index becomes Rapture Index," and "Bible Verses Obama Avoids." - something for everyone!]