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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:25 AM

Gotta read it to believe it: LA Times columnist champions Palin for President in 2016. Seriously.

Warning: the following may cause incontinence and intense feelings of derangement.

Hey GOP, take the Palin cure
She's hot, she's blue collar, she's electable.

By Charlotte Allen
November 18, 2012

The Republican Party has been doing a lot of hand-wringing and finger-pointing since the presidential election. Half the conservative columnists and bloggers say the GOP lost because it overemphasized social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The other half says the party didn't emphasize them enough. And everyone denounces Project ORCA, the campaign's attempt to turn out voters via technology. But I've got a suggestion for cutting short the GOP angst: Sarah Palin for president in 2016. You think I'm joking? Think again.

(snipping out epic barrage of nonsense to get to the incredible conclusion)

There are also the snooty East Coast Republican intellectual types, such as Peggy Noonan, who look down their noses at a woman who doesn't shop at Neiman Marcus and didn't attend an Ivy League university. But Peggy made a fool of herself calling the election for Romney on Nov. 5. Who's going to care what she and her ilk have to say next time?

Some Republicans will say Palin has too much baggage from 2008, and we need to look for a new Sarah Palin. But I don't see what's wrong with the one we've got. Ever since the 1990s, Republicans have been looking for the next Ronald Reagan. Reagan is now revered in bipartisan circles, but during his presidency he was, like Palin, ridiculed by liberals. They cited "Bedtime for Bonzo" and sneered at his no-name college degree.

Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan: charming and affable and unwilling to back down if she's right. I can't see what's wrong with that.

All of it: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-allen-palin-for-president-20121118,0,1525685.story

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Reply Gotta read it to believe it: LA Times columnist champions Palin for President in 2016. Seriously. (Original post)
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 OP
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Nov 2012 #1
WorseBeforeBetter Nov 2012 #7
JackRiddler Nov 2012 #33
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #14
yellowcanine Nov 2012 #2
leftstreet Nov 2012 #3
truebluegreen Nov 2012 #31
lalalu Nov 2012 #4
HughBeaumont Nov 2012 #5
Mc Mike Nov 2012 #6
ElboRuum Nov 2012 #8
magical thyme Nov 2012 #9
LeftinOH Nov 2012 #10
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 #11
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Nov 2012 #15
WilliamPitt Nov 2012 #19
LiberalAndProud Nov 2012 #12
catbyte Nov 2012 #13
Initech Nov 2012 #16
Aristus Nov 2012 #17
Arkana Nov 2012 #18
JackRiddler Nov 2012 #34
liberalhistorian Nov 2012 #20
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #21
DefenseLawyer Nov 2012 #22
Javaman Nov 2012 #23
Mariana Nov 2012 #38
Javaman Nov 2012 #42
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2012 #24
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #25
cali Nov 2012 #26
MADem Nov 2012 #27
niyad Nov 2012 #28
Avalux Nov 2012 #29
Champion Jack Nov 2012 #30
Mc Mike Nov 2012 #43
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #32
K8-EEE Nov 2012 #35
sakabatou Nov 2012 #36
tavalon Nov 2012 #37
Gabi Hayes Nov 2012 #39
Care Acutely Nov 2012 #40
Gabi Hayes Nov 2012 #41

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:27 AM

1. Who the fuck is Charlotte Allen?

Another pig looking to feed at the right-wing media trough I'm guessing.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:36 AM

7. "Manhattan Institute" says it all.

"Charlotte Allen is a contributing editor for the Manhattan Institute's Minding the Campus website. She writes regularly for the Weekly Standard and is a frequent contributor of opinion pieces to the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post."

http://townhall.com/columnists/charlotteallen/

She's been feeding for awhile...

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:16 PM

33. But now you have to think she's a double agent.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:50 AM

14. Someone to whom you may put the question...

..."In what respect, Charlie?"



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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:28 AM

2. "Sarah Palin is... charming and affable and unwilling to back down if she's right."

Only thing true about that statement is the "unwilling to back down" part. She is neither charming nor affable and hardly ever right.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:31 AM

3. Sadly, she could probably pull off a win

She's already got good brand recognition, and if the Democrats run a loser...

With the right handlers she could do it

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:48 AM

31. Thankfully, you are wrong...

plenty of her possible constituents wrote her off after she quit her job in Alaska to go for the money.

Her "unfavorables" are in the mid-50s and I have no doubt they would go up with increased exposure. She couldn't win the primary unless no one else was in it, and she is incapable of the stick-to-it-tiveness required of a primary or general campaign--another one who wants the job/title but won't do the work.

So unless the rethugs devolve to the point where they choose her by acclaim at the convention, and all independents and liberals are barred from voting, there's no way she'd ever become President.

...OK it could happen

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:31 AM

4. They wouldn't even let her speak at the convention.

 

They gave a senile guy who talked to an empty chair her spot

I am also tired of hearing about Reagan. He was just an actor with Alzheimer who was fronting for the rightwing. His election was the beginning of the end for America progressing.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:34 AM

5. Sarah Palin IS the new Ronald Reagan.

A wooden puppet with a whole lot of homespun Cracker Barrel witticisms but almost zero substance and zero workable solutions to our problems.

The only difference is corporate America loved (and still loves) Reagan and wouldn't touch SarUH with a 39 and a half foot pole at this point.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:35 AM

6. She's 'blue collar'?

So many blue collar kids go to 5 colleges before they attain their Bachelor's.

She 'doesn't shop at Neiman Marcus'?
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AisIUF_i4LpsV3akzMXeqnubvZx4?fr=yfp-t-701-s&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&p=wasilla%20hillbillies%20looting%20neiman%20marcus

I guess the LA Times will print anything, as long as the view is crazy right-wing enough.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:38 AM

8. She's blue collar?!? Electable?!?

O_o Yeah, that ended the day she became then quit being Governor of Alaska, and if there was any doubt left, when she became John McCain's running mate.

Blue collar? Electable? What a joke.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:39 AM

9. I see their poll has her 53% against, 47% for....

I can't help but wonder how many of those 47% actually want to her to run for, ahem, nefarious reasons? Like me...BWAH!HA!HA!HA!HA!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:43 AM

10. Well- can anyone here honestly say they don't want her to run?

I certainly do!!

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:45 AM

11. O please o please o please o please o please o please o please o please o please o please o please o

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:53 AM

15. "Please proceed, half-term governor"

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:58 AM

19. ^^^ Win ^^^

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:49 AM

12. Perfect. No better candidate to place the nail in the GOP coffin.

FR and DU would be united in our delight. What other candidate could accomplish that unlikely feat? It would be great fun to watch. Her campaign would be pure comedy gold. I wonder if there is a chance this might come to pass. The GOP is just whacky enough it could happen.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:49 AM

13. Palin's mean girl schtick might have worked in high school, but it's wearing mighty thin now

and with the speed in which her looks are going, she won't even register a blip on the radar in 2016. Indira Ghandi she ain't. I mean, criminy, she can't even resist a fight with her daughter's high school dropout baby dad, how does anyone think she could deal with the North Koreans?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:53 AM

16. And have the fundamentalists and pro lifers back in charge? No thanks!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:53 AM

17. Tough? Sarah Palin? Tough? For reals?

This is the woman who quit the governorship of the second-least populous state in the nation after a mere two years on the job because "the media was being mean to me!"

This is the woman who, while campaigning for the Vice-Presidency, nearly had a nervous and emotional breakdown. (How would she survive a run for the Presidency?)

This is the woman who attended five colleges in order to earn a single degree.

This is the woman who is only tough enough to shoot at creatures that don't shoot back.

Sarah Palin, tough? Give me a fucking break!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:57 AM

18. Literally none of that shit in the tag line is true.

She's not all that attractive (why that matters, I have no idea)

She's anything but blue-collar--the woman's rolling in the dough that her drooling legions of Neanderthal fans sent her.

And she is CERTAINLY not electable. We'd see a Johnson/Goldwater style romp if she became the nominee.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:18 PM

34. Oh, she's hot enough. And good for laughs.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:59 AM

20. The only intense feelings this brings on is massive

derisive laughter. Oh, where to start? First of all, about that tired anti-intellectualism against "East Coast fill-in-the-blanks" (usually for the GOP its "liberals", but here she's turning it against the GOP itself). On the one hand she effusively praises Reagan and on the other she derides Peggy Noonan. But if it hadn't been for Peggy Noonan and her "ilk" St. Ronny of Raygun would likely NOT have gotten as far as he did. And let's not even get into the fact that his bipartisan adoration is all in her empty fucking head.

And when the hell has Palin ever been right about anything?

Palin/Bachmann 2016! (Oh please, please, please!!!!) LOL

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:59 AM

21. Americans are a smart people, I've been reading it here on DU all morning



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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:01 AM

22. "Reagan is now revered in bipartisan circles"

No, he's not. He's revered in the Fox News alternative reality; which, by the way, is the only place where someone could ever believe the nonsense that this idiot is writing.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:25 AM

23. Never happen. Failin Quitter makes more money doing the talk show grift

than she could ever hope to make running for office.

she has found her niche to exploit her vapid-ness: day-time tv.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:04 AM

38. I wonder if she'll string the RWers along

leading up to the primaries the way she did last year - pretending she was seriously considering a run and then announcing that she'd decided against it. Suckers that they are, they swallowed it all the way and were devastated when she finally said she wasn't going to do it. It'll be funny as hell if she plays the same game next time around, because you just know the teabaggers will fall for it all over again.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #38)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:22 AM

42. Of course she will, that's her biggest grift. nt

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:28 AM

24. The Comparisons To Reagan Are Inane

Reagan had a ready made electorate in 1976 and 1980, read white... Don't forget Romney received 61% of the white vote and lost.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:34 AM

25. In exactly what way is SP "blue collar", Charlie??

She's a former beauty pageant contestant and failed half-term governor.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:36 AM

26. I posted this the other day- with the really batshit crazy parts

the crap about Palins "gay fanboys" and Hillbuzz. and how she's prettier than Hillary.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:38 AM

27. I saw that Game Change movie last night--good grief, that thing is revealing!

They'd drag that out and dust it off--she makes any garden rock look like Einstein...!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:41 AM

28. two questions, charlie--what ARE you on? do you share?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:43 AM

29. Are we sure this isn't satire?

It sure sounds like it to me. How on earth could anyone write that and expect to be taken seriously?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:46 AM

30. Klondike Kardashian 2016!

Vote for Snow Drift Snookie!

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Response to Champion Jack (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:01 AM

43. !!!!! +1000. Thanks! nt.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:06 PM

32. Good, I hope she is the GOP nominee

I know people in 2008 who were considering voting for McCain until he picked Palin. I was disappointed when she decided not to run this year.

I don't see her running in 2016, but I would be happy if she did.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:21 PM

35. Her alleged "hotness"

Sorry her looks have taken a hit since the last election....too much plastic surgery?? Anyway I doubt that given four more years they will be able to factor her great good looks into the mix like in 2008..

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:28 PM

36. And that'd be the day when Hell froze over

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:28 PM

37. What? Ryan wasn't enough of a gift?

I think you might be overreaching. But then again...........

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:09 AM

39. from the comments, no addtl comment needed:

If I could just bottle whatever it is that makes people write articles like this, I could make millions.  It makes you forget stupid things and see the world through rose colored (sorry, Republicans, I shouldn't have used the word "colored") glasses.  And we could all see Russia from our backyards.

REPLY:

Juliann Cornwall at 10:19 AM November 17, 2012
Well it worked for Oblamo and all of his incompentacy. The sad thing is she was way more qualified from my research then all of the other candidates at the time. She has worked at local and state leveles and is the type if she dosn't know something she knows where to find out. The only reason people just can't believe is because she is an atractive woman. Boy are we still in dark times. LOOK AGAIN. Watch The Undefeated available on Netflix and find out for yourself. I have watched it 3 times becuase there was just so much information to obsobe in one viewing. You will be amazed at what they left out and you bught it hook line and sinker. Too many are Gulable. 

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #39)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:45 AM

40. Juliann apparently obsobed too many leveles of info to be Gulable.

Or something!

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Response to Care Acutely (Reply #40)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:01 AM

41. she's the Bestest!!

some other real gems of hers in a very entertaining comments section, heavily populated by dems, fervently hoping for Palin 2016

Run, Sarah, run!!!

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