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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Redneck Convert

July 8th, 2009
7:50 am

She thinks like us, talks like us, looks like us. Yup, Sarah got the redneck vote all tied up and the election ain’t even started.

Ahm a Ditz Brain in Red Monkey Heels

July 8th, 2009
8:14 am

Run her and make it a slam dunk for us. Winfrey is far better informed. Winfrey runs a multi hundred million dollar corporation. Both of them did much to get Obama elected. Palin sunk McCain who was already sinking.

Palin is far from Oprah Winfrey except in the sense that anytime she runs she helps Obama win. The redneck vote is a shrinking base that is less than 5% of voters so LOL we would love for Palin to run. It will be the biggest stomping in history. She already pushed McCain over the edge and he was stomped because she was on the ticket. Keep misreading the polls.

Palin does not frighten any of the left anymore than high school level Jim Wooten does. She is as poorly informed as Wooten. Wooten’s stream of consciousness articles are like Palin’s stream of Consciousness James Joycian speech.

By all means run Palin, but your party isn’t going to let you. McCain was cowed by the base into passing up equally dead white men and an equally dead white woman Kay Bailey Huchinson for her.

Palin is a perfect clinical example of a Borderline Personality. Wooten doesn’t understand this psychiatric concept, and he’s way too damn lazy to read what it is. Wooten has obviously not read the Vanity Fair article that nails Palin to a “T.”

Liberals spend time trying to educate you that you insulted the country when you ran this moron.

We know you don’t learn from history, so if the dimwit tries to run again, the poorly educated base, like Wooten, naive in political matters, will back her. She won’t get the Republican nomination, but Dems would love you to run her. We’ll smack her down by a much bigger majority than we smacked you down before. Bring it on please Wooten. Your ignorant poorly educated state’s Republicans might back her, but then you’re backing Handel who has gotten smacked down repeatedly and wasted a ton of money in her attempt to steal voting rights.

Palin lied about the cost of her ethics complaints. She lied about the fact they’d go away when she quit. She stupidly said that if she were president, some White House Department of Law which does not exist would protect her. She doesn’t understand the functions of DOJ and White House Counsel and never will.

Her state appointments were pathetic, and the largest cost of the ethics complaints was her stupid vendetta against her former brother -in-law, a trooper.

From Edward Teller in Alaska, and the Anchorage Daily News:

Palin’s claim that $2,000,000 taxpayer (or rather, oil revenue dollars — this is Alaska, after all) have been spent on responding to ethical complaints against Palin.

Problem? Just two days before, on July 1, the Anchorage Daily News, the Juneau Empire, and the Associated Press all reported on figures released by the Alaska Personnel Board about the actual costs of its investigations into ethical complaints against Palin & members of her administration. The costs were considerably less than what Palin claims: $296,042.58.

What’s more, nearly two-thirds of that amount was attributable in no small part to an ethics case Palin filed against herself. As explained by Patrick Forey in his Juneau Empire story,

[T]he timing, scope and other factors of the single largest expense appear to fit the case Palin filed against herself that cost $187,797 to investigate. That’s almost two-thirds of the total $296,042 of all Personnel Board investigations in the last two years.

The self-reported complaint was a means to have a legislative investigator’s findings in the “Troopergate” case reexamined by a Personnel Board investigator. She said publicly that her self-reported complaint was without merit.

Without merit, huh? Do I hear the word frivolous?

Sarah Palin is engaging in terminal misrepresentations with nearly every word she utters; and, yet, the mainstream media laps it up as gospel. Basic research of the facts on the ground in Alaska would put the lie to her disingenuous spiel, but that appears to be too much to ask of the worthies.

Ahm a Ditz Brain in Red Monkey Heels

July 8th, 2009
8:31 am

From the Vanity Fair article by Todd Purdom

More than once in my travels in Alaska, people brought up, without prompting, the question of Palin’s extravagant self-regard. Several told me, independently of one another, that they had consulted the definition of “narcissistic personality disorder” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—“a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy”—and thought it fit her perfectly. When Trig was born, Palin wrote an e-mail letter to friends and relatives, describing the belated news of her pregnancy and detailing Trig’s condition; she wrote the e-mail not in her own name but in God’s, and signed it “Trig’s Creator, Your Heavenly Father.”

Palin is an untreated Borderline Personality, and anyone who has spent time admitting them and taking care of their suicidal attempts recognizes this. It’s the reason why she could not focus to be tutored, and to be fair, it would be more difficult than taking a 15 year old who wasn’t motivated and trying to tutor the 15 year old to run for President or VP.

The best thing the Palin family could do is to take some of her book money and get her admitted to John Gunderson’s McLean Clinic at Harvard for treatment:

Borderline personality disorder: A serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. This instability often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual’s sense of self-identity.

Originally thought to be at the “borderline” of psychosis, people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) suffer from a disorder of emotion regulation. While less well known than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), BPD is more common, affecting 2% of adults, mostly young women. There is a high rate of self-injury without suicide intent, as well as a significant rate of suicide attempts and completed suicide in severe cases. Patients often need extensive mental health services and account for about 20% of psychiatric hospitalizations.

While a person with depression or bipolar disorder typically endures the same mood for weeks, a person with BPD may experience intense bouts of anger, depression and anxiety that may last only hours, or at most a day. These may be associated with episodes of impulsive aggression, self-injury, and drug or alcohol abuse. Distortions in cognition and sense of self can lead to frequent changes in long-term goals, career plans, jobs, friendships, gender identity, and values. Sometimes people with BPD view themselves as fundamentally bad, or unworthy. They may feel unfairly misunderstood or mistreated, bored, empty, and have little idea who they are. Such symptoms are most acute when people with BPD feel isolated and lacking in social support, and may result in frantic efforts to avoid being alone.

People with BPD often have highly unstable patterns of social relationships. While they can develop intense but stormy attachments, their attitudes towards family, friends, and loved ones may suddenly shift from idealization (great admiration and love) to devaluation (intense anger and dislike). Thus, they may form an immediate attachment and idealize the other person, but when a slight separation or conflict occurs, they switch unexpectedly to the other extreme and angrily accuse the other person of not caring for them at all. Even with family members, individuals with BPD are highly sensitive to rejection, reacting with anger and distress to such mild separations as a vacation, a business trip, or a sudden change in plans. These fears of abandonment seem to be related to difficulties feeling emotionally connected to important persons when they are physically absent, leaving the individual with BPD feeling lost and perhaps worthlessness. Suicide threats and attempts may occur along with anger at perceived abandonment and disappointments.

People with BPD exhibit other impulsive behaviors, such as excessive spending, binge eating and risky sex. BPD often occurs together with other psychiatric problems, particularly bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and other personality disorders.

Group and individual psychotherapy are at least partially effective for many patients with BPD. A new psychosocial treatment termed dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) was developed specifically to treat BPD, and this technique appears promising. Pharmacological treatments are often prescribed based on specific target symptoms shown by the individual patient. Antidepressant drugs and mood stabilizers may be helpful for depressed and/or labile mood. Antipsychotic drugs may also be used when there are distortions in thinking.

The Anti-Wooten

July 8th, 2009
8:31 am

The winner of this years Iquitarod does not scare the left. In fact, one of the biggest reasons that many of us love to see her name foisted upon an unsuspecting public is that she’s such a surefire loser. Please, please keep her in the public eye and run her.

Get Real

July 8th, 2009
8:37 am

Riiiight Wooten, and I’ve got some fishing ponds in S. Georgia I’d like you construct loading ramps on. The republican leadership despises her more than democrats, which is why the McCain campaign is still dragging her through the mud (Vanity Fair articles) not democrats. She’s nothing more than a quitter in my book, not that her resigning her position has any bearing on me. Although, Sonny could quit now and do far less damage to the state than he has. Go ahead and volunteer for her in your soon-to-be free time, democrats have no worries about conservatives running a woman that wears red monkey high heels, lol. Republicans are the ones frightened she may win the nomination because they won’t see the inside of the White House until 2020. Kinda funny how she rails against the ‘mainstream media’ until she needs to do an interview. You’re just going through a midlife crisis Wooten, and your attraction towards Ms. Palin is deluding your brain.

3rd Party Guy

July 8th, 2009
8:39 am

Actually she’s the GOP’s Michael Jackson.

The Anti-Wooten

July 8th, 2009
8:45 am

All kidding aside, it’s not the issues and her stand on them that makes me worry about her in a power of real position. It’s her Pro-Stupidity stances that give me pause.

We need intelligent, well educated and thoughtful people to make this country great and successful. Sarah Palin isn’t one of those people and she’s adamantly opposed to the idea of such people.

Ahm a Ditz Brain in Red Monkey Heels

July 8th, 2009
8:52 am

Here’s one up the Christy Christy Christy (don’t take our religion and guns) Republiican um alley:

Hays Research Group Polls from Conservative Republican Religious Dispatches

Beyond the Spin: Palin Hurt the GOP, According to the Numbers
By Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox

Posted on July 7, 2009, Printed on July 8, 2009

Sarah Palin’s abrupt decision to resign as governor has raised a flurry of speculation across the political spectrum about her current political prospects, and her viability as a national candidate in 2012. Few pundits, however, have focused on what polls actually reveal about Palin’s appeal as a national political figure.

The numbers paint a grim picture for the once-rising star of the GOP.

At home in Alaska, the number of people saying they have a positive view of Palin has fallen precipitously from 89% in May 2008 to just 54% in May 2009 (Hays Research Group). By comparison, in the same May 2009 poll, 76% of Alaskans reported having a positive view of Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, who recently slammed Palin for deciding to “abandon the state and her constituents.”

A look at other national data reveals that on balance, John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin hurt him more than it helped across most segments of the American electorate. The data also reveals a lesson that is often forgotten among political operatives: voters want more than a candidate who holds certain positions or values; the character, tone, and competency of candidates also matter. Voters can and do distinguish between someone who shares their values and someone who would serve the public well.

According to a national post-election survey conducted by Public Religion Research [the authors were the principal researchers at PRR on the survey --ed.], the voting public was evenly split about whether Sarah Palin shared their values (49% agreeing vs. 45% disagreeing). Despite higher numbers identifying with Palin at the level of values, only 18% of American voters said Palin’s selection as McCain’s running mate made them more likely to vote for the Republican ticket. On the other hand, nearly one-quarter (24%) reported that her selection made them less likely to support the GOP ticket, and a majority (56%) report her selection made no difference.**

Among white evangelicals, the religious core of the GOP base, three-quarters (75%) agreed that Palin shares their values. But even among this group, only 3-in-10 said her selection made them more likely to support the McCain ticket. In contrast, a majority (54%) of white evangelicals say her selection made no difference for their support for McCain, and an additional 14% say her selection made them less likely to support McCain. But the real evidence against a successful Palin national campaign appears when we look into the electoral middle, at the attitudes of two important swing groups, white Catholics and political independents.

Among white Catholics, Palin was a clear drag on the ticket. White Catholics supported McCain over Obama (52% to 47%), and nearly 6-in-10 (58%) white Catholic voters reported that Sarah Palin shares their values. However, only 16% of white Catholic voters said McCain’s decision to tap Palin made them more likely to vote for him. In contrast, more than 1-in-4 (27%) reported that Palin’s selection made them less likely to support the GOP ticket, and a majority (55%) of white Catholics said it made no difference.

Political independents were more evenly divided about whether Sarah Palin shares their values (45% agree vs. 49% disagree). But twice as many political independents reported that the choice of Sarah Palin made them less likely to support the Republican ticket than to support it (32% to 16%). Half of all independents said her addition to the ticket made no difference in their support.

So what explains the large gap for many between identifying with Palin’s values and supporting her as a candidate? Part of the explanation certainly has to be her many now-famous stumbles, public gaffes, and lack of knowledge about key policies. But there is another important explanation. There is mounting evidence that the American electorate is turning away from so-called “values voter” wedge politics that Palin represented (recall that Palin launched her career by using an anti-abortion rights hit piece against her opponent in the Wasilla mayoral race, an historically non-partisan position).

In our post-election survey, an overwhelming majority (73%) of American voters agreed that “people of faith should advocate for policies that protect the interests of all and promote the common good” compared to only 22% who preferred pursuing “policies that protect their values and way of life.” By a nearly 2-to-1 margin, those favoring a common good politics said Palin’s addition made them less likely to support the GOP ticket (27% less likely vs. 15% more likely).

The avalanche of coverage since Palin’s resignation indicates that pundits are likely to continue their conjectures about Palin’s motives and political future. But the numbers reveal her limitations as a national political figure, and her serious liabilities among virtually every religious and demographic group outside of the GOP base. Moreover, the numbers reveal that voters across the political spectrum are looking not only for candidates who share their values, but for candidates who can ably serve the common good.

**Note: The post-election survey cited above was conducted November 5-7, 2008, among 1,277 voters by Public Religion Research for Faith in Public Life in partnership with Sojourners and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good.

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. is president of Public Religion Research and author of Progressive & Religious: How Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist Leaders are Moving Beyond the Culture Wars and Transforming Public Life. Dr. Jones is also a Visiting Fellow in Religion at The Third Way and a regular columnist for the online magazine ReligionDispatches.org.

Prior to joining Public Religion Research, Daniel Cox worked as a Research Associate at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. In 2007, Dan played a major role in the groundbreaking Religious Landscape Survey, a large public opinion survey on religion and politics that interviewed over 35,000 Americans. His writing has appeared in numerous national news and religious publications including the New York Times, ABC News, CNN, Newsweek, World Magazine, the Dallas Morning News, and the Orlando Sentinel.

lovelyliz

July 8th, 2009
9:06 am

The social conservatives and the Democrats are the only ones who love Sarah Plain albeit for entirely different reasons. The political conservatives wouldn’t touch her with a $10K campaign contribution.

catlady

July 8th, 2009
9:06 am

I’m sorry, Jim, but your idea of appealing and mine are different. Other than for entertainment value (as I construct counter-arguements to her points and laugh at her), watching her speak is a mixture of painful and as stimulating as watching the tap drip.

AmVet

July 8th, 2009
9:07 am

Jim when did you master the literary technique of irony?

That woman will “pick the issues we discuss”??? Maybe at the monthly meeting of the Wasilla Book Burners Club. But that is about it.

And scares who exactly? She is a non-Republican’s wet dream, my man! And people all over the country are just praying (get it?) that she runs for ANY office. But alas, not for the reasons that her lamebrain “conservative’ “base” think.

Please forget these silly attempts at erudite hyperbole and stick with what got you here and keeps your otherwise lost and desperate ostriches with a glimmer of hope – outright yellow journalism…

Davo

July 8th, 2009
9:17 am

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

Sarah Palin should frighten everyone, JW. To think this numbnut warrents consideration for POTUS given her history is disturbing to say the least. I wonder how many lives she up-ended in Alaska with her selfish and cowardly resignation? I can’t understand why any true conservative would continue to defend this woman.

Ahm a Ditz Brain in Red Monkey Heels

July 8th, 2009
9:19 am

The Jim Wooten who writes the serious articles making a plea for fiscal responsibility in Georgia or educational reforms (however misguided) seems to be a separate self from the individual who writes articles as goofy and poorly reasoned as this one.

It is amazing and laughable that Wooten can listen to or read Palin’s speech and interviews during the last week and seriously believe that Democrats are afraid of her.

To the degree that a portion of your party clings to this construct, your party is doomed.

Palin could not get a serious job at even a deteriorated, diminished newspaper at like AJC or any of the other Cox newspapers or media outlets. Maureen Downey ,Cynthia Tucker, and Jay Bookman who were kicked off your editorial board (Bookman reduced to two columns, Tucker shipped to DC, and Downey muzzled to talk about education in Georgia when her talents should be given free reign toward a panoply of topics) are all infinitely better qualified to be President of the U.S.

The difference is that they can all speak and write coherently. Palin cannot, and Palin doesn’t have 1000th of the command of domestic and foreign issues as these 3 columnists your right wing leaning paper, Cox, and right winger Julia Wallace kicked off the editorial board a couple months ago.

Churchill's MOM

July 8th, 2009
9:29 am

Thank you for writing something positive about our next President.

**************Handel 2010***************Palin Sanford 2012******************

clyde

July 8th, 2009
9:29 am

As I’ve said many times before,I like Mrs. Palin.I respect Mrs. Paln,but I see no Presidency in her future.

The Rev. Al said the reason that Obama got elected was named Michael Jackson.Now there’s somrthing I never thought of,Al.

Munch

July 8th, 2009
9:30 am

Droll, Jim. Very droll. Glad to see you have moved into the Redneck/Captain Freedom satire market. You do it well.

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 8th, 2009
9:30 am

OPRAH=SMART

PALIN=DUMBA$$

Copyleft

July 8th, 2009
9:40 am

Palin is resolutely, proudly ignorant… incurious, anti-intellectual, and distinctly pro-stupid in all her statements.

The fact that she has any appeal at all to the Republican faithful is the scary part. Who knew that the Know-Nothings were staging a comeback?

“Vote Palin: Because Thinking Is Haaaaaarrrd!”

If that slogan doesn’t scare you, you don’t care much about the future of America.

GOP is gone

July 8th, 2009
9:47 am

Was that rally in “Stupidville” GA? I heard she was a bit hit with them.
And with the head of Stupidville’s cheer squad, Churchills mommmy.

Ahm a Ditz Brain in Red Monkey Heels

July 8th, 2009
9:48 am

Wooten is oblivious to the large number of poverty stricken, literally starving citizens in Alaska who have been abandoned by Palin whether she stayed in office or not. Palin refused to appoint a head of the agency responsible for helping these people to get fed, keep shelter, and get medical help that the legislature provided for in a Bipartisan way.

The lying borderline personality blathers about special needs children, and the only thing Palin knows or understands about a special needs child is how to make one.

She cut funding for special needs kids by 62% if you read the budgets fromher office FY 2007 (pre-Palin), 2008, and 2009. She ridiculed fruit fly research, which happens to be part of infrastructure of genetic research in 2009 and 2010 on preventing trisomy birth defects.

The best news Dems and so-called poll-Independents can possibly get is that the Repubs take the road to nowhere and run her in 2012. The Repubs are going to see an historic loss of control in Congress and the White House during the next 20 years.

Howard

July 8th, 2009
9:58 am

Jim…liberal Democrats will always tell you volumes about people or issues they fear…by their knee-jerking and slandering. Sarah Palin scares the absolute be-jeebers out of these secular, anti-USA morons..whether it be in the party, media, Hollywood, academia or music.

Ahm a Ditz Brain in Red Monkey Heels

July 8th, 2009
10:06 am

Clyd’s comments may be based on his instinct for kindness, and that subconsciously or consciously he pities Palin. However, when you do a critical analysis of her speeches during her 2 month campaign run, they were clearly xenophobic racist hate speech. And on a psychiatric level, her disheveled, rambling, grandiose and bizarrely superficial speech is clearly that of a DSMIV clinical Borderline personality best described in Harvard and McClean Clinic psychiatrist John Gunderson’s books.

The books and psych literature articles on narcissism by Otto Kernberg at Will Cornell and Heinz Kohut also capture the essence of Palin’s severe mental illness.

Palin clearly displays 1) regression to the regulation of infantile narcissism 2) narcissitic choice of object and a full blown untreated narcissistic personality disorder.

The comments above by AmVet, Munch, GOP is Gone, Catlady, and Davo perfectly capture how this disordered sick lady responds to the pressure of trying to get her head around national political issues.

The major problem that is cauing so many Republicans to scream for Obama’s head besides their embittered bias and anguish at continual loss of most elections in 2008 and 2006 is that the problems he is tackling are not going to be solved in months. In fact, the health care changes proposed will not kick in major dividends in the economy for many years, nor will the economic changes. It took about 25 years beginning with Reagan, propelled by Greenspan, Gingrich, Phil Graham, Paulson and the Goldman Sachs 5, Bob Rubin at Citi, and partly Geithner at the NY Fed to put the catastrophe in motion. It’s going to take many years for Obama’s teams adjustments to correct the disasters.

Passing a public health care plan is one substantive and concrete way to begin correcting the economic fiasco/disaster, and the Dems are preparing to roll over the Republicans if necessary. They will not succeed in destroying a public health option which should be a single payer option.

Of course the SarahPac ditzheads are simply too biggoted and too stupid to understand this. They are among the poorly educated. You could get a splendid education at UGA if you chose to apply yourself. The AJC’s political columnists from there underscore this. But they didn’t.

Copyleft

July 8th, 2009
10:17 am

Howard: Are you saying that the prospect of an idiot gaining political power DOESN’T scare you?

That’s scary in itself!

clyde

July 8th, 2009
10:21 am

Dear Ditz Brain,
I want to see Obama stop his foolishness and concentrate on the economy.It’s not all that good,you know.After people are back to work,then I’d be willing to talk health care reform and other social programs ’til the cows come home.As I’ve said on many,many occasions,I don’t trust Obama.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 8th, 2009
10:22 am

John W. Meriwether, the former Salomon Brothers star who founded the
hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management that spectactularly blew up in
the late 1990s, appears to be closing down his current hedge fund.

Bloomberg News, citing a person familiar with the matter, reported
Wednesday that Mr. Meriwether plans to shut the main fund at his JWM
Partners, which it said lost 44 percent between September 2007 and
February 2009.

Several prominent hedge fund firms have recently closed their doors
after a bruising year for the industry. JWM Partners managed about $1
billion at the beginning of 2008, Bloomberg News said.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 8th, 2009
10:24 am

The Chinese carmaker Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Corp. is
trying to outmaneuver Magna International in the race for Opel with an
offer that foresees less state aid and fewer job cuts,

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 8th, 2009
10:25 am

The New York Times Company will accept initial bids for The Boston
Globe through late July, postponing a deadline that had been set for
Wednesday, The New York Times reported.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 8th, 2009
10:27 am

In a sign of the difficulties facing the development of wind energy,
the legendary Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens is suspending plans to
build the world’s largest wind farm.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 8th, 2009
10:29 am

A federal jury on Tuesday ruled in favor of Maurice R. Greenberg, the
former chief executive of the American International Group, in a case
involving $4.3 billion stock dispute.

Hillbily Deluxe

July 8th, 2009
10:34 am

The elites hated Gene Talmadge but the people loved him.

getalife

July 8th, 2009
10:37 am

Good for the quitter. Cash in like this guy:

Sen. Johnny Isakson’s Shady Dinner With Lobbyists: Crashing The Party

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/08/sen-johnny-isaksons-shady_n_227428.html

Just a good ole corrupt boy.

Get Real

July 8th, 2009
10:37 am

Please limit Big Bucks number of posts, sheesh. I can find my own informative articles to read with no help man. Wooten, the people have spoken (with the exception of nonpatriots such as Howard calling people who disagree with him anti-USA, as if), Palin is not what you think she is.

Dusty

July 8th, 2009
10:39 am

Good, Jim Wooten, oh so good this morning. You have pictured Sarah Palin in fine fashion. and you certainly proved your point about liberal fear of her.

Looks like the DNC has put several “bloggers” hard at work here in their usual hate-fests of a fine Rpublican. The better Palin looks the longer they rattle on. They don’t want to waste their long experience in hating Bush so now it is going to be Palin.

The Dems got by on empathy and eloquence last election. What was underneath that is still questionable. Now they fear the “real thing’ because Americans yearn for the real thing; a leader who appreciates this country, acts like they love it and knows that money does not grow on Chinese trees.

Keep up the good work, Jim. We need it here.

Kayaker 71

July 8th, 2009
10:42 am

Interesting piece in the NYT today regarding Buckwheat’s visit to the Soviet Union. Appears that the students at the Moscow University graduation didn’t have much a thrill running up their legs. There was no interruption of TV broadcasts, the speech, and other speeches that he made were not disseminated to the public through the media. His wife made a couple of visits to a hospital but said very little. His narcissism didn’t appear to excite the Soviets very much. Looks like they realize that he is a lightweight….. something that 46% of the electorate realized during the election. His “star power” didn’t seem to work with the Russians. It is doubtful that he is making much on an impression on them as well as those in the Muslim world. I think that Sister Sarah would have fared much better. She couldn’t have done much worse.

lovelyliz

July 8th, 2009
10:48 am

Can anybody name one Democrat, let alone any liberal, who fears Sarah Palin? Now they may not like her, but trust me, they are hoping that Sarah Palin remains active in national GOP politics for a good long while.

Disgusted

July 8th, 2009
10:56 am

You have to hand it to the lame-brains. They are nothing if not loyal to other lame-brains. Thanks for the laugh, Dusty.

get out much?

July 8th, 2009
11:02 am

It says something about the conservative movement when they have gone from leaders like Barry Goldwater and William F. Buckley to Sarah Palin.

Mac

July 8th, 2009
11:08 am

Wooten. Believe me, I know comedy and this ain’t it. You are not the Lt. of Laughs, Steven Hauk. What’s next, polkas?

Chris Broe

July 8th, 2009
11:17 am

Grading Wooten.

Sarah/Oprah. Wooten masterfully weaves two seemingly unrelated media icons together… (Their names do both end in “rah”, so I can see how a veteran wordsmith would put the two together for a piece, although I do admit I wouldn’t have spotted it.)

What Wooten slyly implies is that Sarah’s new higher calling is not about being able to see Tibet from her belfry. No. It’s about Sarah’s transformation from a misunderstood governor giving a rambling, incoherent resignation speech to a eloquent and charming international television superstar whose influences transcend both race and gender.

Sarah’s Belfry. Oprah Winfrey. The more you look at Wooten’s piece today, the more sense it makes.

C+

clyde

July 8th, 2009
11:19 am

Wasn’t Goldwater the guy that set the current political stage for the South?The one that has Republicans limited to the states where people actually vote for them? If memory serves me correctly he perished on the sword of civil rights.

Munch

July 8th, 2009
11:40 am

Sarah Palin declares “I am not a quitter.”

Facts: Palin has now QUIT every elected and appointed public position she has held. Also. She quit four colleges before she got a degree at her fifth.

“I am not a quitter.” Ranks right up there with “I am not a crook.”

Clyde…Goldwater was many things, but the real ascendancy of the Republicans’ race-based Southern strategy occurred with the Nixon campaign of 1968.

lovelyliz

July 8th, 2009
11:56 am

The Democrats fear Sarah Palin about as much as the Republicans feared Thomas Eagleton.

Road Scholar

July 8th, 2009
11:58 am

Churchill’s Mom: “Palin Sanford 2012″
Since you have such insight, are these paired together to be “soul mates”? Their speeches will be so long and rambling that they may make them into a mini-series! Comedy channel?

retiredds

July 8th, 2009
11:58 am

Oh, Jim, you have really done it this time. Please, bring her on as opposed to keeping her locked up like her Republican handlers did, and continue to do. Here are a few suggestions,

1. Let have her debate Obama or Hillary on a range of subjects: constitutional law, foreign policy, fiscal and monetary policy, separation of church and state, etc.
2. Would love to see her on more college campuses: Notre Dame, Harvard, Yale, Vanderbilt, University of Chicago, Stanford, etc.
3. Would like to how she would handle the current Iranian situation. Is she still a proponent of the “axis of evil” syndrome? Is she for negotiation or bombing them out of existence?
4. What are her transportation thoughts besides highways and how to fund them.
5. We know she is an avid supporter of oil (”drill baby drill”)policy, but what about alternatives. Does she have any ideas about the long term energy issues as it regards pricing, global supply, national security?

So you suggest many of us are scared of Sarah. Me thinks that is a figment of your imagination. Bring her on, right now.

I could go on Jim, but I won’t. And one thing more. I would like to see her articulate some of the above in coherent and complete sentences.

Goldie

July 8th, 2009
12:06 pm

It’s too bad that Sarah’s just another embarrassment to the Repub Party — it sure was gonna be fun running against her in 2012 again!

clyde

July 8th, 2009
12:25 pm

Hillary Clinton was a Goldwater Girl back in them,thar Days.Ain’t politics strange?

Jefferson

July 8th, 2009
12:39 pm

Greed and fear or Horse and a Woman?

Get Real

July 8th, 2009
1:08 pm

Would love for Kayaker71 @ 10:42 to meet me somewhere and call me Buckwheat. What some will say behind a keyboard that they would never say to someone that would whip that arse. You represent Republicans well though.

Elephant Whip

July 8th, 2009
1:28 pm

Kayaker 71:

Nevermind the new agreement–between the two arch-enemies of the Cold War–to reduce nuclear arsenals, which Obama and the President of Russia reached around the first day of the visit.

And can you really see Russia taking Palin seriously?

retiredds

July 8th, 2009
2:30 pm

I was just watching CNN news and a Republican representative was telling one of the Obama administration reps that the job creation is unacceptable. My answer to him would be that the Republican party is unacceptable because they have come up with NO viable alternatives and the only thing they can do is be negative. Too bad that the Republican representative doing the talking has no clue that he is part of the problem and his, and his party’s negativism, does nothing to change things for the better. Too bad the the Grand Old Party has so many political hacks dragging it down.

reebok

July 8th, 2009
2:32 pm

JIm – As a liberal-leaning independent who votes Dem 75% of the time, I can assure you that liberals and/or Democrats are in no way scared of Sarah Palin. Some of us feel sorry for her, some think she’s a pathetic joke, and no one takes her seriously. Intelligent Republicans, on the other hand, should be quite scared…because when an unqualified hack like Sarah Palin is the face of your political movement, you are well and truly $crewd.

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 8th, 2009
3:31 pm

SCARED OF WHO I THOUGHT OBAMA-BIDEN BEAT THE HELL OUT OF MCCAIN-FAILIN PALIN?

Myron

July 8th, 2009
3:34 pm

I have also seen her speak, and the kind of crowds she attracts. That crowd loves her, but that crowd is small and not getting any larger. A cursory glance at the country’s demographics makes that crystal clear –even a blog post deserves at least that much “research.”

booger

July 8th, 2009
4:16 pm

Jim,

You hit a homerun. I’ve never seen your liberal bloggers prove your point so completely. People are afraid of that which they do not understand.

Elephant Whip

July 8th, 2009
4:33 pm

booger:

Yes; anti-Palin commentators must not understand. Please fill everyone in, so that we no longer fear Palin, but understand her.

booger

July 8th, 2009
4:52 pm

Elephant,

Why would I want to do that? A little fear can be a good thing. Anyway, you don’t want to understand her, you just want to argue and in the end no ones mind will be changed. I think I said what I wanted to say and that’s about that.

retiredds

July 8th, 2009
5:17 pm

Jim, I noticed today that Atlanta is third WORST for driving congestion. Since your Republican friends in the legislature are so good at fixing problems, at least that is what you and your conservative friends write and tell us, is it possible they can do a little something next session to allow for improvements in transportation in GA. I hope I am not asking too much of this illustrious bunch.

Ahm a Ditz Brain in Red Monkey Heels

July 8th, 2009
5:36 pm

Clyde–

Perdue and the pubby pubs have controlled Ga. legsislature for years and traffic congestion has gotten much worse. Why didn’t Sumo Wrestler and his white boy gang come in and fix the traffic problem in 6 months?

Borderline Personality Liar Palin

July 8th, 2009
6:12 pm

We will have a public health option that is real to take on the insurance companies. Wooten and Palin will not be there to stop it.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 8th, 2009
6:19 pm

Clyde–

How concerned about the economy were you when Greenspan, Gingrich, Phil Gramm for 12 years @ Senate Finance, Bush, Paulson and his Goldman Sachs 5 were wrecking the economy with lobotomized deregulation? I don’t remember your laser like focus on the economy during those years.

If Purdue can’t fix roads in 6 months, why do you expect Obama to reverse 20+ years when Raegan and two Bushs helped kamikazi the economy? Did you check the unemployment records when Bush the boy nitwit took office and left office after 8 years? He tanked it toward double digits. Raegan didn’t fix unemployment–it just got higher after his trickle down tax cuts.

We only need 51 votes and we can pass our health care plan. 60 is a number for simpletons. There is a procedural method to roll over a fillibuster with 51 and we’ll use it. Kennedy and Bird rarely vote. Leiberman and Specter are republican voters no matter what they call themselves. We never count on them. Kennedy and Bird will probably come in to vote for health care, but for all practical purposes they don’t vote and we never include Specter and Leiberman two of the most dimwit republicans in our whip counts.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 8th, 2009
6:22 pm

Is Palin Joe the Plumber in drag? They’re both equally stupid and poor speakers. They both have the same grade school vocabulary, and they both have the grandiose speech of narcissistic personalities.

Palin in 2012 Make Our Day!

July 8th, 2009
6:24 pm

Palin: “Ahm goin’ to write a book but ah don’t read no books evah. Ahm like the dumb JawJaws who think ah could be Presoodunt. Ahm goin’ to write it in mah untreated narcissism stream of consciousness. No, ah don’t know who James Joyce was and ah don’t care. Is he runnin’ too?

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 8th, 2009
6:41 pm

@ Booger–

I think I can speak for every anti-Palin commenter when I say nothing in the 2012 world would delight us more than for this untreated borderline personality to run in 2012. If the Republicans are that stupid, we will be ecstatic. I don’t believe it will happen anymore than I believe the Mets, Braves or Hawks will win a world championship this year or next, but it would be delicious. We don’t fear her. We find her a metaphor for the stupidity and loser mentality in your party for generations to come.

booger

July 8th, 2009
8:16 pm

Me thinks thou doest protest too much.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 8th, 2009
8:23 pm

Me thinks your party is dead in the water and we can pass whatever we want.

booger

July 8th, 2009
8:35 pm

Please run Palin,

You and I both know Palin will not be the repub. candidate in 2012. If you want a prediction, it’ll be Mitt. If it is I predict he wins.

It’s still interesting to watch the infatuation of the left with Palin. She was a VP candidate for Christ sakes. Whens the last time Jay spoke of Biden…. and he won. Sarah has been Jays topic about eight times over the last two weeks.

I think this infatuation comes from the fact that she does not fit in anyones preconcieved notions of a candidate. She represents an America most of you will never know, and certainly will never understand. Sarah, whose values are probably closer to those of our founding fathers than anyone who has run in a long time is an enigma. Liberals hate her but can’t stop talking about her.

clyde

July 8th, 2009
8:51 pm

Dear Palin in 2012,
Ah,the economy.My laser like focus?During the years in question,12 I believe you mentioned,I made money on the stock market until 2007,when I divorced myself from the market and put investing there on hold.I shifted to other more risk free investments.I went back in in 2009 and made a little in preferred bank shares.Now I’m on hold again.

Elsewhere we have a lot of people unemployed and I fail to see any focus on the problem.We are willy,nilly passing a bunch of legislation that I’m afraid is goig to drag the economy lower.I’m not seriously against some of this legislation,I’m against the timing.Don’t include cap and trade in there,I’m dead set against that.Health care we need,but we need to be able to pay for it.In case you haven’t noticed we are getting down to broke.

An interesting bill is being discussed in California.They are trying to pass legislation that will allow people who are being paid by state IOU’S to turn these IOU’S back to the state for payment of taxes,fees and liens.Doesn’t something like that make you wonder?

I have a bad feeling about what’s happening right now,and I see little hope for the future if the economy stagnates further.I would suggest the present administration use a litte laser like focus on what’s going on with the economy and forget multitasking for the foreseeable future.

I still remember Lyndon Johnson’s flurry of legislation and I don’t recall some of it very fondly.Democrats should plan on eight years instead of trying to cram everything into four.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 8th, 2009
8:58 pm

Clyde–

I disagree with you that there is little focus on the economy. There is obsessional focus in the West Wing. But Obama did not create the problems that are extremely complex. He is happy to take ownership, but it will take a good while to see results. And absolutely, the inve tstment banks and the rest of Wall Street wrote bad legislation that the dems passed.

Obama is trying to cram the legislation because they feel they will never have a better set of circumstances to get it passed. Unfortunately for them, Blue Dog Dems are going to be a problem and they always have been.

@ Booger–my beef with Palin is rather simple. She’s not in any way shape, or form material for public office and clinically she’s an untreated Borderline person

I wondered plenty when the state of California wasted money on the dysfunctional Jackson extraveganza.

booger

July 8th, 2009
9:09 pm

All the same, You can’t stop talking about her. That is my only point. I can’t even remember Kerry’s running mate, but I assure you that 6 months after the election he was not the hottest topic in town.

And once again, you and I both know she will not be the candidate.

Just for the record, Obama has not taken ownership of any problem. All I have heard is that he has to deal with the mess that was handed him. He currently is beginning to face the fact that he has to take ownership of the failure of the stimulus package. A $787 billion dollar “my bad”.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 8th, 2009
9:14 pm

@ Booger–

My keyboard got up with the moronic AJC webpages. My beef with Palin is that she’s not near material for any public office, and it’s obvious that she’s an untreated Borderline Personality and this interferes with everything she does. She is a hypocritical narcissist. She thrust her kids into the limelight. And Tucker’s article is correct today. No one else exploited her kids but her.

As to Joe Biden, there’s no comparison in his career and experiene and Palin or for that matter Winfry. Biden is a favorite punching bag for the pubs, but he has a number of strong capabilites and comparison of Palin and Biden is absurd.

Your party is really in a jam for 2012, IMHO, but I know hope springs eternal. Its a long off, and even Iowa is. I don’t think Mitt, whatever his business skills are, and they have probably been formidiable translates into a national candidate. Maybe he’s the conventional frontrunner now, but I think there is a 50-50 chance that someone else who is not all over the media may emerge. I also don’t think whatever I have against Romney, Barbou or Jindal, that Palin could possibly be in the same league with any of them. What’s fascinating is that the Republican “base” whatever its actual size now and in 2012 thinks Palin is “the one.” To me it reflects poorly on their intelligence.

I understand the strategy is to be as obstructive as possible to the Obama agenda in Congress. What does not get talked about much in the AJC is that Obama is mimicking and replicating Bush in the area of civil liberties and he’s doing it strongly. This will play out in court because the challenges will be strong. Ironically one of the most talented challengers to Bush, Neil Katyal from Georgetown Law, is now in the position of defending areas he tried to take apart as recently as last year as Deputy SG, and he will battle his former collegues as he does this.

Obama is advancing an agenda of not only unlimitted detention without charges or significant investigation, but detention even if the detainee is tried and found not guilty. That’s as insane as it gets.

His gang of 8 veto threat is more evidence of a totally whacky stance on civil liberties.

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

July 8th, 2009
9:25 pm

ONCE AGAIN YOUR RIGHT JIMBO SARAH FAILIN PALIN IS JUST LIKE OPRAH EXCEPT THAT OPRAH`S MONEY GROWS INTO POSITIVE,PALIN STATE OF ALASKA MONEY WENT FROM POSITIVE TO NEGATIVE PLUS BROKE. SHE BROKE THE CITY OF WASILLA AS MAYOR,THEN SHE BROKE THE STATE OF ALASKA AS GOVERNOR,SO HOW DO YOU HILLBILLIES AND SNOWBILLIES COME UP WITH YOUR MATH? BECAUSE IT SEEMS AS IF PALIN BUSH AND SUXBY USE THE REDNECK DUMB ECONOMICS BOOK!

Tall

July 8th, 2009
9:25 pm

To “Palin in 2002 Make our Day”….Instead of allegorical hyperbole, can you provide some real facts as to how Reagan and Bush destroyed the economy? You’re an economic illiterate, as are most of the people who post on Bookman’s columns. Normally, I wouldn’t respond to barroom blabber like this, but too many people believe this nonsense. We will NEVER straighten this mess out until the public understands why this happened in this first case. Yes, Wall Street bears responsibility because they did not practice simple risk management. Lessons were not learned from the Long Term Capital Management debacle in 1998 – this applies to the FED as well. The reason our financial institutions took so much risk is that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were there to act as a back stop in case things went wrong. There were plenty of concerned voices over the years questioning FNMA’s accounting practices and underwriting capacity. Former Bush economic advisor Greg Mankiw was rebuffed by Barney Frank when he expressed concern over the amount of liability on FNMA’s books in 2004. Check out the list of campaign recipients from FNMA. Three of the biggest winners were President Obama, Chris Dodd and Frank. The more loans FNMA underwrote the bigger CEO Franklin Raines bonuses were. Pure corruption at it’s finest.
Here’s a little economic history for you. When Reagan entered the White House in 1980, stated unemployment was 11%…and was probably worse than that. Carter did name Paul Volcker to head the FRB but would not take his advice. Reagan did listen to Volcker. Volcker forced some very tough medicine on the American economy in the form of very high interest rates. It was necessary to in order to strengthen the dollar vs. world currencies and kill off the high inflation we were suffering. It worked very well. Reagan cut tax rates dramatically. The American equity markets finally awakened from a six year bear market. That economic expansion lasted all the way until 2007.

booger

July 8th, 2009
9:36 pm

Please run…,

You apparently have decided to presume I am a republican by referring to my party. This is not the case. However, I certainly am not a democrat.

As to being obstructionist to Obama’s agenda, Of course I am. Our country is broke, and his agenda consist of nothing but spending and then some more spending. I feel it my duty to protest such an agenda.

Unlimited detention. The world looks different from the “hot”seat.

And finally, Still can’t stop talking about Sarah can you? I had forgotten her long ago, but Jay keeps digging her up. And I am quite certain he can’t even figure out why. It’s called infatuation.

Night now.

Peter

July 8th, 2009
9:37 pm

Sarah is the Republican quitter……… She IS the typical Republican !

Low on Brains, long on Pork…… Kind of like Sonny slow to help Georgia, first to help himself !

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 8th, 2009
9:40 pm

Clyde—

Given your voiced economy concern, why aren’t you howlin’ about an Iraq fiasco that never should have taken place pushing 4 trillion, and Chambliss’ absurd $1.5 billion F22 amendment getting shot down by McCain, and if McCain doesn’t get it done, Obama will kill it?

Tall

July 8th, 2009
9:41 pm

Where Bush II went wrong is he allowed interest rates to be too low for too long. This – and to a lesser extent preferences for real estate investment in the tax code – is what caused this over expansion in our real estate markets. There will be no easy way out. Obama’s economic polices are exaclty wrong. The GDP is shrinking because of liquidity being drawn out by the real estate problems. The best way to help is by eliminating non-performing assets and shrink inefficient entities that waste our money – like the government.

My bet is that you won’t see any government health care plan at all. Our Asian creditors will not buy any more long term treasury securities. If the Democrats try to force it, I suspect we will see a nasty sell off in the bond market. We are so close to financial armageddon that I try not think about it.

Tall

July 8th, 2009
9:46 pm

Please run Palin in 2002…you are right about Palin, though. She won’t be around in two years because things will be much worse. She is too much of lightweight as it stands now. However, I do like her attitude towards developing energy resources.

Good night.

clyde

July 8th, 2009
10:34 pm

Dear Paln in 2012,
I was a soldier in an unpopular war and I know how it feels to hear my countrymen voice their dissent.I’ll hold all opinions about Iraq until everyone is out of there.

I’m not sure I want to see the F-22 discontinued.Not unless there’s another ready for prodction that’s superior.China has developed a kill weapon for aircraft carriers and the F-22 or better may have a use.Also,more production brings the cost per plane down.That’s an accountants dream.

Please run Palin in 2012!

July 8th, 2009
11:24 pm

There are several planes ready for production that are superior including the F-35.Lightening II. There is no war theater or in the future currentlywhere the F22 is obsolete. It’s simply about lardin’ on the pork in Mayetta for Saxby awho faked a knee injury because he was a chickenhawk. The faked knee injury doesn’t keep him from bouncing all over the golf course. McCain vows to block the F22, and if it’s not blocked on the floor, Obama will squish it like a bug. We will probably not be out of Iraq or even significantly out of there for decades.

@ Tall–,

You’ll see a government health plan, and soon. What it will be or how dilute, or if it is substantive remains to be seen. Last night, Emanuel told Bachus he could forget trying to trash a public option. Whether it’s a real public option that takes on the insurance companies remains to be seen.

The Dems are fully prepared to use a 51 vote option via Senate rules to ram a plan throu
gh if need be. Shunting that pissed away Iraq money and Defense overrun money are two viable sources of funding.

get a clue

July 8th, 2009
11:43 pm

Hey tall – in 2004 Barney Frank was in the minority party in the House of Representatives, he had absolutely zero power to do anything unless the majority party (republicans) gave him some. About the only thing he could do at the time was hurt Greg Mankiw’s feelings (which apparently he did). Chris Dodd as a member of the senate is a different matter. As for “concern” over FNMA’s accounting practices, I am sure you can produce the legislation that came out of the Republican House (they ran the place from 1994 until 2006) expressing that “concern”.

Sorry pal, greed, pure and simple is what caused the mess and greed is a member in high standing in both parties. Too many people thought they could get something for nothing and they kept going back for seconds until the bill finally came due.

Peter

July 9th, 2009
3:00 am

This is how Bush and Cheney Ran the CIA…………

In a letter to CIA Director Leon Panetta, the six members said he had “recently” testified that “top CIA officials have concealed significant actions from all members of Congress” and “misled members” from 2001 until this week.

I guess that is why they could say they had “Faulty Intelligence” ….. when actually they were lying to the American People !

Worst President EVER…… Worst VP Ever….. Worse Mess the country has been left with EVER !

clyde

July 9th, 2009
6:04 am

Obama vows that any bill he signs regarding cap and trade or health care will not add to the national debt.I believe his nose will grow on that statement too.A surtax on the rich to pay for health care legislation brings up the question of who is rich.His definition varies from time to time.There’s a possibility I may evem make the grade.

Copyleft

July 9th, 2009
8:36 am

Based on booger’s reasoning, I think it’s safe to assume that the raving, America-hating wingnuts of the far right are fascinated by, and infatuated with, President Obama.

Who they don’t understand, but truly fear. And can’t stop talking about. Is that about right, Booger?

clyde

July 9th, 2009
9:07 am

I read this morning that Obama is losing the independents.That’s not good news for him should it be true.This independent never supported him from the beginning,however ,I don’t see anyone on the Republican side I’d support at the moment.Romney seems to be in the lead at the moment for a nomination,but they’ll push Huckabee or maybe Jindal,who says he has no interest.I don’t see any confidence boosters there.Maybe there’s still time to have someone emerge who stands a little above a mundane crowd.

HDB

July 9th, 2009
9:17 am

@ Tall: Counterpoint to your economics lessons:

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%.

I lived through the Reagan/Bush years….and Nixon…and whenever Republicans get into power, the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, the middle class gets squeezed…..and minorities get $CREWED!!

Churchill's MOM

July 9th, 2009
9:18 am

Road Scholar
July 8th, 2009
11:58 am

Obviously you are a WOMAN HATER, I am for Jenny Sanford , since she has 4 childeren I don’t think she would have any interest in Sara who has 5 childeren. Men have got things so screwed up it will take a strong women like Sara Palin & Jenny Sanford to fix the mess your sex has made.

HDB

July 9th, 2009
9:20 am

What Americans have always looked for is the QUICK FIX…and there is none!! Obama is looking LONG TERM; Americans should undergo a paradigm shift. Obama is doing what SHOULD have been done 40 years ago tro save the American economy.

BTW: The stimulus package IS working: I GOT A JOB THAT PAYS MIDDLE CLASS TAXES….under Bush, I LOST ONE!

Peter

July 9th, 2009
9:27 am

I guess nobody here cares that the CIA has been lying to Congress since 2001 ?

Amazing that such important information falls on dead ears !

Bo Chambliss LOBBYIST

July 9th, 2009
9:43 am

Isn’t it good to watch how hard Saxby works for his money. The country & the Generals don’t want any more F22s but Saxby is in there working with his best friend Teddy Kennedy to sell out the taxpayer. All Saxby had to give up was his vote on the next immigration bill. Can you believe that John Mccain was stupid enough to think Saxby was scared into becoming a Conservative by the run off. If any of you want an earmark just send Saxby the money & it will be handled ASAP. Remember when writing the check that anything with ethanol gets a 10% discount.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 9th, 2009
9:54 am

A Canadian wealth management firm, Salida Capital, has won the charity
auction of a steak lunch with Warren E. Buffett, in which it agreed to
pay $1,680,300 to dine with him.

Citizen of the World

July 9th, 2009
9:55 am

Oprah’s not the conservative’s Oprah?

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 9th, 2009
9:56 am

Lori A. Richards will step down as head of the S.E.C. office that
inspects money managers and brokerages after lawmakers criticized her
unit for missing Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 9th, 2009
9:57 am

The government has ask a judge to impose a 145-year sentence on Marc S.
Dreier, the New York lawyer who pleaded guilty to bilking hedge funds
and other investors out of at least $400 million.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

July 9th, 2009
9:57 am

Lehman Brothers Holdings paid its bankruptcy advisers $262.6 million
for nine months of work, according to a filing with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

GayGrayGeek

July 9th, 2009
11:56 am

It’s really pitiful that the only emotion left to the right (hehehe) is “FEEEEEEEEER”. They can’t throw around “TRAITOR! TRAITOR! TRAITOR! any more, and they’ve aptly demonstrated that negativity is the only tactic that the G.NO!.P. has remaining in its arsenal.

No, Jim, lefties don’t “FEEEEEEEEER!” Palin. Well, maybe we do. WE FEEEEEEEEER that Palin will NOT be around to be y’all’s major standard-bearer come 2012. If she is, I see a landslide of 1984 proportions coming for Obama.

Says Tzu

July 9th, 2009
12:42 pm

As expected, just the mention of the name ‘Palin’ sends the mindless, gutless, libDimwits into a self urinating fit like no other. It’s pretty fun to watch, actually. Keep it up, Dimotards. Bush has nothing on her, but then again, Bush was no REAL Conservative.

Obama told a group of graduated high school kids: “I hope you are as fortunate as I to meet your future spouse in college.” Uhm, Barack met Michelle O while both were working at a law firm (sounds familiar, doesn’t it?). Did the media call him out on that? Naaaah, Ya thinks had a Republican said a blatant falsehood like that the likes of the DNC media goons would have ignored it as well? Like hell.

Obama is just so nonchalant over there in Russia while signing away our nukes in the name of world “peace.” Meanwhile, two fanatics are threatening world “peace” with their own nukes and making a mockery of the UN Security Council resolutions (again, sound familiar?). And on another note, Michelle O is walking around Moscow with a $6,000 purse. Can you say out of touch of economic reality? Had Laura Bush done that over there, do you think the media would have ignored that as well? Like HELL (and mind you when Bush was in office and Republicans were running Congress, the economy was in a HELL of a lot better shape than now – and yet the libDim whiners were bib-drooling themselves about the so-called bad economy back THEN).

Says Tzu

July 9th, 2009
12:46 pm

Anyone remember Slick Willie Cold Cash Jefferson, DIMOCRAT from Louisiana? Game’s on…

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gAhJ_ijKsVNeqkiH39KhnCUNj-fQD999OKUO0

Says Tzu

July 9th, 2009
12:47 pm

This is about the competence we should expect in the White House – from the top down:

http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2009/07/08/white-house-spells-obamas-name-wrong/

Says Tzu

July 9th, 2009
12:52 pm

When ‘ole ex-klanner hisself, Robert “The Marx” Byrd, starts wailing on the DumoCap and no-Trade bill, then you know something is wrong with it. Of COURSE something is wrong with it – nothing but a bunch of mindless incompetent libDimwits and a few moronic Republocrats supported it and didn’t even READ the damned thing. And now these asshats want to set up ANOTHER ’stimulus’ bill? Are you listening America?

WHEELING – He is not yet back to work in the Senate chamber, but U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd is opposing “cap and trade” legislation pushed by the Obama administration.

The 91-year-old Byrd, D-W.Va., was released from an unidentified Washington, D.C. hospital last week after a month-long stay for a staph infection. He expects to return to the chamber before the Senate begins debate on “cap and trade” – which is tentatively set for this fall, according to Byrd’s office.

“I cannot support the House bill in its present form,” Byrd said in a statement. “I continue to believe that clean coal can be a ‘green’ energy. Those of us who understand coal’s great potential in our quest for energy independence must continue to work diligently in shaping a climate bill that will ensure access to affordable energy for West Virginians. I remain bullish about the future of coal, and am so very proud of the miners who labor and toil in the coalfields of West Virginia.”

Says Tzu

July 9th, 2009
12:53 pm

Well, I guess America is actually listening – watch Obama’s ratings plummet. And remember, he’s only been in office for 7 months! I smell another Jimmy Carter.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

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!]