Friday, July 3, 2009

Leftist Reaction to Palin Resignation

From The Rhetorican, "Charming to the Very End," on the DNC's reaction to Sarah Palin's resignation:
"Either Sarah Palin is leaving the people of Alaska high and dry to pursue her long shot national political ambitions or she simply can't handle the job now that her popularity has dimmed and oil revenues are down. Either way – her decision to abandon her post and the people of Alaska who elected her continues a pattern of bizarre behavior that more than anything else may explain the decision she made today."
That's fairly measured, actually.

Let's survey some of the left's Palin derangement:

* Via Memeorandum, Kimberly Krautter, at Huffington Post, "
Sarah Palin - What a Schmuck."

* From Mamabigblog, in the comments at
Daily Kos:
Sarah's worth a fortune in media terms. She'll get her own show on Fox, she'll work the speech circuit and the fundraising circuit, and she'll make a fortune. Staying in office means she's restricted from milking the fame cow for all it's worth. Running for and holding public office is actual work, and she just wants to be rich and famous. Now, she'll be able to take full advantage of that, because she's irresistible to the media circus.

It will be comedy gold for years to come, folks. She wants to be the incoherent female version of Rush Limbaugh. Maybe she'll get together with Ann Coulter and they can do a show together...
* Swopa at Firedoglake, "Sarah Palin: No Longer Alaska’s Problem, Aspiring to Be America’s Problem."

* Jed Lewison at Daily Kos, "
Unless she's a total moron, there's no way she's running for president. Then again, maybe she is a total moron."

And here's this from demon TBogg:

Sarah Palin is quitting because it's hard to campaign for President from North Snowhell and because she can be more effective outside of politics which probably means that she going to be starring on Fox as White Trash Oprah.
Rolling updates thoughout the evening ...


UPDATE: From the Daily Beast, "Palin Resignation: 10 Theories Why."


UPDATE II: "Obama's Huffington Post: "Palin Will Run in '12 on More Retardation Platform" (via Pundit & Pundette):

She will be the first politician to actually try to increase the population of retarded people. To me, it’s kinda like saying the world needs more cancer patients because they teach us such personal lessons.

Her first act as President: To introduce a Pre-K lunch buffet that includes lead paint chips. Sort of a Large HEAD-START Program.

She will then encourage women to hold off on pregnancies until their 40’s just to mix up some chromosomes.

She now is in favor of abortion only in case of diploid birth.


Rich Casebolt said...

For a bunch who pride themselves on free-thinking, they're awfully conventional ... and predictable, Professor.

And that will be their undoing.

Rich Casebolt said...

And I smell their fear ... wafting from the preemptive moves to discredit her next steps that derive from it.

The thought that someone who does not share their concept of "intellect" could effectively govern a nation is so anathema to them that they cannot countenance it as truth -- even when it is truth.

Cuffy Meigs said...

Leftists say all sorts of things in public, but in private pride themselves on their hypocrisy. They think the general public is stupid, and whenever they manage to get one over on them they are ecstatic.

Character assassination is one of their favorite ploys. Since Nixon, they've been relentless with it. Thus far, only Ronald reagan has been able to overcome their PR machine when in overdrive and engage in policy-making that ran against their wishes. All the other Republican presidents compromised their own stances when pressed under the barrage; none have ever found a respite from it thereby, and in fact the very act of compromise only emboldens Leftists to new outrages of abuse. As for Democratic presidents, most have simply folded on American principles so as to retain some level of support.

Leftists requently try to find decency lines to cross, so as to violate them in the most outrageous manner and thus get an element of surprise. Don't tell me these tactics don't work. Palin must have assumed that the left would attack her, but almost certainly didn't expect them to go after her children so viciously. Apparently she has put her responsibility as mother over her commitment to the Alaska governorship - unfortunate for the people of Alaska, but one can understand her position. As for the Left, the attacks were calculated for exactly this sort of effect.

We have to remember, at all times, that it is not decent people we are working against that populate this particularly noxious political faction.

Dave said...

Rick Sanchez thinks Sara Palin is quitting because she is pregnant again:

Real classy guy, that Rick.


Stogie said...

Donald, thanks for holding your nose and wading into the cesspool that passes for Leftist thought. It's always good to emphasize the disgusting, immoral and hateful behavior of our domestic enemies.

smitty1e said...

I got in too early on the ludicrous reaction call. But I linked you as a form of penance.

theCL said...

"... holding public office is actual work ..."

ROTFLMAO! The most pampered, wealthy, above-the-law, corporate jet-riding, government jet-riding, over-paid bunch of morons on the planet?

Work hard? Mamabigblog, put down that pipe you're smokin', please! For your own good.

Though I suppose ... lying, cheating and counterfeiting money could be quite stressful. But a good 50 years in the cell next to Madoff would cure that!

Bowler said...

she probably got tired of all the attention; maybe she's not cut out to be a celebrity after all

Rich Casebolt said...

Maybe effectiveness is more important to her than celebrity ... as opposed to her opponents, who both crave and exploit the veneer of celebrity to cover up their ineffectiveness.