Daily Archives: January 22, 2011
The Tea Party and conservatives are noticing one thing: They stay silent when Governor Sarah Palin gets attacked by the media. During and after the campaign, many things were said. Nowadays when it comes to the GOP “elite,” they throw cheap quotes to establish roadblocks in order to avoid any possible run for Sarah Palin in 2012.
This is politics, “my friends,” and it’s not a nicey-nice kids’ playground. Glenn Beck has done a great job covering all the smears and attacks back to the Founding Fathers. It gives us a sense of relief, but as a party coalition this is unhealthy. Bitter partisanship from within is poison that consumes the soul. In politics, each fends for themselves. The “elites” in the GOP are no different.
The Grand Old Party‘s internal war is going several steps too far. If they’re not careful, they will lose some ground in 2012; selfishness and ego are a dangerous mix combined with superiority complex. For starters, our ex-First Lady Barbara Bush revealed her true self when asked about Palin:
“I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful,” Barbara Bush said. “And she’s very happy in Alaska, and I hope she’ll stay there.”
Sarah Palin’s answer: Palin replied, “I don’t think the majority of Americans want to put up with the bluebloods. And I say it with all due respect—because I love the Bushes—but the bluebloods want to pick and chose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners.”
Give her credit to go after two First Ladies in one phone call:
- Ari Fleischer: ‘Sarah Palin Is Tremendously Popular Within An Element’ Of The GOP (mediaite.com)
- Did Chris Christie Just Take A Verbal Swipe At Sarah Palin? (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Palin Checking 2012 Pulse in Iowa (abcnews.go.com)
In an attempt from the media to regain their credibility after disastrous years they have taken a Carthusians‘ gown and bestowed themselves with a vow of silence. A vow to stay away from anything Palin during the whole month of February-the shortest month of the year. As easy as quitting smoking, cold turkey.
Yeah, yeah, Obama has nothing to do with this…that we know of. Progressives’ ammo in Alaska and nationwide is running out, and his call to civility and avoid political rhetoric that he asked for in Arizona hasn’t stopped His Loyal Servants from tossing false information.
So let the Washington Post lead the way, to start on February 1st. Will they make it to the 28th? Or does this apply (conveniently) to just Dana Milbank and not the other media outlets?
The Post has picked up the call initiated this morning by Post columnist Dana Milbank, adding a Twitter link on the column page. The link generates a message to be sent from a Twitter member’s page that reads, “I’m making February a Palin-free month. Will you join me?”
The Post added the Twitter link to Milbank’s column this afternoon, several hours after running and pulling a Washington Post online poll about boycotting Sarah Palin news coverage. The poll initially accompanied The Post’s Milbank op-ed but was pulled within hours of publication at WashingtonPost.com.
The poll, which questioned Post readers whether they would support a Palin news boycott, received the support of eighty percent of approximately 450 votes cast.
“Post columnist Dana Milbank has pledged not to write anything about Sarah Palin for one month. Would you pledge not read or watch coverage of Palin for one month?”
Yes: 70%; I’ll try: 10%; No: 20%.
- Take The Palin Pledge (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Columnist calls for ‘Palin-free February’ (upi.com)
- Go Palin-Free in February (feministphilosophers.wordpress.com)
- A Palin-Free February? (andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com)
- Washington Post Organizes News Boycott of Sarah Palin; Starts Twitter Campaign Against GOP Star (bigjournalism.com)
- Columnist proposes Feb. as “Palin-free month” (seattlepi.com)
- WaPo’s Dana Milbank Suggests To His Media Cohorts A Sarah Palin-Free Month (mediaite.com)
- Washington Post Now Not Even Trying To Hide Its Hatred Of Sarah Palin (legalinsurrection.blogspot.com)
- WaPo columnist: Hey, let’s make February “Nobody Write About Palin Month” (hotair.com)
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sarah Palin will back in Reno later this month to give the keynote address to the Safari Club International’s 39th annual convention.
Officials for the hunting and conservation club said on the website on Thursday that tickets already have sold out for the Jan. 29 speech by the former Republican vice presidential nominee.
As many as 20,000 people are expected to attend the four-day gathering that begins on Jan. 26 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
The former Alaska Gov. Palin last was in Reno in October to help kick off the Tea Party Express bus tour across the country leading up to the November election.
Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://rgj.com
If this is true, then “lather, rinse, repeat” has taken a new meaning. Deadline has a blog piece on their website that caught my attention and it’s quite fascinating. Comcast’s takeover of MSNBC will be finalized next week. What nobody writes about, is the additional job cut that happened this past week:
Olbermann’s exit follows yesterday’s departure of NBC primetime president Angela Bromstad in a housecleaning there.
But word has been circulating for months now that the new owners have wanted to “tinker” with MSNBC and had many changes in store, including a right turn for the left-wing cable channel so that it represents both political points of view more evenly. It is well known that both Comcast chief Brian Roberts and NBCU chief Steve Burke have donated heavily to the Republican party with Burke more recently donating money to a few Democrats as well as heavily to Republicans. Roberts was a co-chairman of the host committee at the 2000 Republican Convention while Burke raised at least $200,000 for George W Bush’s re-election campaign.
You know what this means: BLAME BOOOSSSSHHHH!!!!!
- Olberman Leaves MSNBC [Greg Laden's Blog] (scienceblogs.com)
- Keith Olberman Abruptly Leaves MSNBC (buzzfeed.com)
- WHY in the WORLD did MSNBC Fire Olberman? (pbenjay.wordpress.com)
- Speculating on why Keith Olberman – Look no further than Comcast Bushite (iflizwerequeen.com)
- “Olberman Departs” and related posts (juancole.com)
- Keith Olbermann: Fired By MSNBC! (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Olbermann Is Gone From MSNBC As Comcast Takes Over NBC (dvorak.org)
- On Keith Olberman: Flamethrower and Talented (themoderatevoice.com)
- MSNBC Fires Keith Olbermann. Where Does He End Up? CNN? ESPN Radio? MLB Network? (thebiglead.com)
- Keith Olbermann: Fired By MSNBC! – The Hollywood Gossip (news.google.com)