N ot long ago, conservatives like myself were thrilled to find out that Fox News, often portrayed as the mouthpiece of the conservative movement, had parted ways with former governor of Alaska (and quitter) Sarah Palin. This was truly a cause for celebration. Those of us devoted to building a conservative movement capable of winning elections had come to view the former governor as the symbol of everything, and I do mean everything, wrong with the modern conservative movement. But now, Roger Ailes has rehired her. And in so doing, Ailes has issued a painful reminder that he cares far more
Comments: Ailes knows her followers will listen and cheer and her non-followers won´t. That´s pretty much the case with each of the Fox personalities.
The one who is clueless is the author Jeff Go-bumkin. Sarah Palin represents the true conservatives in America. She sees clearly what is wrong with our political leaders and not afraid to call them out. Romney lost because he was not a true conservative and was afraid to call Obama out . He also lost because the election was rigged and the entire federal bureaucracy was in Obama´s back pocket ready to do his bidding. I look forward to hearing more from Palin and less of Jaun Williams.
This guy is anything BUT a Conservative. Just what grave offense did Sarah Palin commit. Seems to me her only sin was to be vilified by the same media that has put the current Dictator "unaccountable to no one" Obama in power. As the RINOs line up for the next election we will see more articles like this.
Oh please...just because Gov. Palin doesn´t live up to your idea of an intellectual, she needs to shut up and sit down? Give me one example when she has been wrong about a conservative issue. It is the "intellectual class" who has gotten us into this mess. Every word they utter is revered not because of its content but because it comes from the "right person." We need more plain speaking people with common sense and the courage of their convictions to speak out.
My reply is: "Speak, Do, Done". IMHO, she speaks, her past ´Dos´ speak for themselves. To me, mean she´s ´earned´ herself a place to ´Do´ for the future. She´s certainly a better influence on our gov´t than the crocks we have consistently seen in this administration (or in Congress for that matter). So I´d rather she have a place to ´Do´ more. Then she can be ´Done´.
I sympathize with Golinkin because I´ve been down that road before.
The key point of compromise (with the Conservatism he truly wants to believe in) was revealed when he wrote of the "well-deserved perception: That the conservative movement was a party that rejected education, science, economics, and ideas generally."
Whose education? Whose science? Whose economics and ideas?
When you´re earning graduate degrees in liberal state institutions, you fight to gain respect for beliefs which are dismissed out-of-hand by those who must eventually approve your work to confer your degree. Inevitably, your fight for Conservative ideas takes place in their arena on multiple fronts. It´s easy for conservative battle lines to be compromised by the acceptance of liberal premises and presuppositions as part of the turf rather than the ultimate point of contention.
How ironic that this ideological battleground is the birthing place of RINOs.
Honest reputations as conservative leaders are earned because they assailed the left in graduate school... yet they arrive to power & influence intellectually compromised. With battle-tested confidence in their conservative bona fides, they cease reinforcing their ideological bulwarks and devote themselves to mastering how the game is played in Washington.
That is why Tea Party conservatives would rather support candidates with a simple but uncompromising view of the Constitution than Ivy League candidates with prominent reputations but crumbling foundations.
I stopped reading after this: Those of us devoted to building a conservative movement capable of winning elections had come to view the former governor as the symbol of everything, and I do mean everything, wrong with the modern conservative movement.
What does he mean "capable of winning elections"? It was Sarah Palin who helped the Repubs sweep the 2010 midterms. Her imprimatur is golden for candidates. Which makes me think this Golinkin guy is jealous.
How is it that tnis woman did tbe right thing for the people of Alaska so that they did not bave to pay for her defence attourney fees by stepping down and she´s ridiculed for it??? YET! the Obamas spend MILLIONS for "vacations" and get away with it? The world is so upside down I don´ t know which way is up!
The following can be said about Obama and the Democrat Party:
She simply did not know enough to engage anyone on any matter of substance, and that was a highly damning fact that shaped the modern perception of the Republican Party... Because of Palin´s lack of education on matters of substance, and because so many in the movement embraced her in spite of that utter cluelessness, most voters came to view the party as a movement driven by charismatic but uneducated leaders followed by hordes of hero worshipers too oblivious or uninterested to contemplate the sorts of disaster that might follow if someone like Palin were actually elected.
That is a description of precisely what happened with Obama and those who elected him, but somehow, Golinkin misses the larger danger -- uninformed voters electing a POTUS who has already endangered the USA far beyond what Palin could or would have done.
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Bad Dog, 6/15/2013 7:55:34 AM (No. 9377154)
Dang tablet keyboard.
...haven´t and won´t bother to understand why Sarah left the governor´s office early. if he/they would, they´d know she was being hounded (by both sides´ operatives) and it was costing too much time and state taxpayers´ money to keep responding to the frivolous claims and accusations.
She CARED about that. What other poll-itician does? I´m glad she´s back.....I was just about to give up on FNC.
I hate to say it but I agree. Palin looked wonderful initially, but less so as time went by, and she has been tarnished by all the extras: a daughter who goes on every reality show known to God and man without her Mom saying Whoaah being the least. One of the worst for me is that she never says anything that needs saying in five cogent sentences when she can dance around the subject, with cliche after cliche, for 50 sentences. She is the antithesis of a Mike Huckabee, who says it, says it clearly and makes logical sense. I think Palin will diminish the Fox brand, and I certainly won´t watch/listen to her.
Sarah came to The Woodlands Tx to support Ted Cruz for Senator. She was electrifying. She understands the Tea Party and conservatives better than anyone. The GOP elites favorites Jeb Bush and Chris Christy are boring to look at and to listen to, Sarah is neither. She would make a great President but that isn´t going to happen the way the msm did an Alinsky on her to our great loss.
Anyone remember GW?Really great guy that tried to go along with the demos for something called unity.He never used his veto pen and that brought us obama.We are in a fight for the very core of our country and Sarah is just what we need.No more nice guy.It just doesnt work when you are living with a bunch of commie loving snakes like the demos.
Scared Spitless! That’s what this prissy, obscure, allegedly conservative Jeb What’shisname truly is. The game of “Mumbletypeg” is what you should be playing with those long knives you have out for Governor Palin instead of “Misguided Pretentious Pundit.” Yo Jeb! Your act has been done to death. Find yourself another bandwagon and then throw yourself under it.
Ten will get you twenty that this guy is a Jeb Bush supporter. Sarah Palin knows how to fight for what she believes in. That is more than the other potential Republican candidates who somewhere along the line have been relieved of the family jewels. We´re not going to win against the socialists running the Democrat party unless we put up somebody who knows how to fight down and dirty. To those of you who say "Well, I don´t care to win like that", so be it.
Many commonsense conservatives like myself are sick and tired of the powers that be in the Republican Party:
1.Trying to curry favor with media that will always be hostile to conservatism; 2.Telling the Republicans in the trenches whom to vote for; 3.Attempting to make compromise with Democrats in a manner that favors liberal causes; 4.Generally wimping out all over the place.
We don´t see any toughness in the establishment GOP. And when we see some hint of it, the STUPIDITY and HAM-HANDEDNESS of the establishment overwhelm the would-be toughness.
I am fed up with socialism. I am fed up with Obama. I am fed up with a wimpy, stupid, arrogant GOP. Mrs. Palin is not wimpy, not stupid, and not arrogant. She is a normal American with normal family challenges and she stands up for what is right. Sophisticated? Nope. But that is so over-rated. Actually, it is obnoxious. I´ve seen the country-club boys at various state GOP events. They are so fake. SO FAKE!
No, I don´t hate gays. I don´t even own a gun. I don´t hate pro-choice people. I have voted for pro-choice people even though I am pro-life. I am white and live in a black neighborhood. So don´t you dare call me a red neck. I am just sick and tired of Palin-haters. That would be folks like you. Arrogant. Wimpy. Fake. Not at all attractive.
"Those of us devoted to building a conservative movement capable of winning..."
There you have it. They want to be liked. Still have no idea they are not the Republican party of the majority of Repubs. They are Democrat lite and I´ve had enough insults from them. I´m not a big time conservative. I AM a big time American Patriot. Big difference.
No Jeb, it´s people like you, Republicans who adopt leftist stances, and vote that way in order to lose by lesser margins, that doesn´t care about conservatism. That´s why I´m proud to declare that I´m not a Republican, though I do vote for them. The majority in this country are conservative, yet both parties shy away from candidates that are proudly conservative. If a genuine, unapologetic conservative were to be nominated, the turnout would be enormous, as it was for Reagan.
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