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Quote of the Day, Asshat Edition

From the ever awesome Popehat.

In fact, the 1st Amendment is just for the use of calling Asshats Asshats when they do Asshatty things.

Sarah Palin may disagree, but she’s not exactly an expert on the old Constitution, is she?

Oh, by the way, to my left Liberal Friends… this is how the free market works.  Neat, eh?


A Warning to Republicans

Sarah Palin says she’s “willing” to take on President Obama in 2012.

If she wins your primary elections, you all better be willing to have another 4 years of President Obama.  He might be a lot like Carter, but she’s not anything like Reagan.

Oh, and to folks calling themselves members of the “Tea Party” movement:  chanting “Run Sarah, Run” doesn’t give you much credibility.  That she endorsed Rand Paul is nice, but doesn’t absolve her.

Question for NOW

Boy, I hate to be on the side of Sarah Palin, but based on the little I know of the Tim Tebow Superbowl commercial, I think I agree with her.

My question to NOW:  Why is it a problem to show a story of a woman who had the opportunity to have an abortion, chose not to do so, and her child grew up to be a star athlete?  Choosing to not have an abortion is still a valid choice, isn’t it?

Am I missing something?  I haven’t seen the commercial, so I could be.


Steve Schmidt, McCain’s campaign manager, doesn’t think a Palin nomination would be a good thing for the 2012 election.

“I think that she has talents,” Steve Schmidt, the former campaign manager of McCain’s failed presidential bid, told CNN’s John King. “But my honest view is that she would not be a winning candidate for the Republican Party in 2012, and in fact, were she the nominee, we could have a catastrophic election result.”

The comments came during The Atlantic Magazine’s First Draft of History Conferece, held at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

“I don’t think it’s inconceivable that she could be the Republican nominee for President of the United States,” added Schmidt — who, among others in the McCain campaign, butted heads behind the scenes with Palin in the weeks leading up to Election Day. “I do think it’s fairly inconceivable that she could be elected President of the United States.”

Ya think? We’ve seen the Republicans implode before (I honestly think if they had any sense, we would have a President Romney right now); they might just do it again. She isn’t Reagan. So get it out of your heads that she’s a viable candidate. Maybe a very nice person, maybe very smart, but she will not be President.

An open letter to my Republican friends:

If you are pinning your hopes on Sarah Palin, get ready for a nice long run as the minority party.

Which, in a Center/Right nation, says a lot.

She’s a kook, a bit of a doofus, and has issues with ethics.  Sure, she’s ‘folksy’, and since Reagan was ‘folksy’, you may think there’s some substantive likeness to the Gipper.  There isn’t.  Reagan was a brilliant politician, and outstanding leader (both motivationally and strategically), and a great communicator.  Ms. Palin is none of those things.

So, my friends, my advice to you is to drop her now, and work on finding high level candidates who have more shot at actually getting elected.  Like, maybe, this guy.

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