GOP vs Palin = Romney, Huck Et/al by proxy

Posted: November 22, 2010 in elections, politics
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There are quite a few bloggers unhappy with various republicans who are hitting Sarah Palin on a regular basis:

This annoys the hell out of me, because I’m not some rabid Palinista. Crap like this from Barbara Bush leaves one no alternative but to respond to it. What, does she have another son, or a grand kid lined up for the job of President? Reagan handed your husband his, despite some misgivings, and he blew it, Barbara…And as for Mona Charen’s, Why Sarah Palin Shouldn’t Run item at Townhall, congrats Mona, you finally found something to write about and make yourself relevant, again.

I’m sure Dan will elaborate more when he visits DaTechGuy on DaRadio on Dec 18th. Sissy Willis who is visiting on Dec 5th said this:

“I think they really hate that she not only is who she is, but she’s happy not to be like them,” twittered Kurt Schlichter earlier this afternoon as we were reading the entrails of the once proud Barbara Bush’s fall from grace in a forthcoming Larry King interview where the wife and mother of two former presidents stoops to give that “force of nature,” Sarah Palin, some ill-advised, unsolicited advice

I think everybody is missing a real important point here as republican after republican hits Sarah Palin and earns the attention and sudden interest of the MSM. What is interesting is not that who is hitting Palin but who is not, namely Republican candidates for president.

And there is a reason for this. The republican candidate who openly attacks Sarah Palin may or may not succeed in stopping her from getting the nomination but there is one thing for sure. It will definitely stop said candidate from getting on the ticket in any way shape or form. Even worse if I am wrong and such a candidate does manage to get on the ticket I can guarantee a conservative third-party that will either replace republicans or at the least cost them republicans elections for decades to come.

None of the current non-Palin people running want this. So what to do?

Proxy Proxy Proxy.

These various republicans are in my opinion working sub rosa for individual candidates. Their job is to make the statements and draw the media’s attention to Sarah Palin’s “failings”. Additionally each person who does this brings yet another series of negative press to the forefront. The hope is something, anything will stick deep enough to wound her come Iowa and New Hampshire.

The hope is that it drives sufficient negatives to keep her from winning primaries so that if another candidate breaks from the pack then they can ask Palin for support while denying any actions against her.

Could work. Likely won’t.

Comments
  1. dan874 says:

    Scarborough analysis of Sarah Palin on Nov 30 was so wrong and flawed. Either his logic is off the mark or he is playing dumb so he can attack Sarah Palin.
    Mika was the only sensible person on that show that morning. The bald
    headed guy John– was downright abusive to Palin. Pat Buchannan ‘s analysis of Sarah Palin was right on the money.

    Clearly , Palin was defending herself by referencing Ronald Reagan. There was no attack on Reagan.
    Barbara Bush, well , that’s another story. Palin counter punched Barbara
    after she insulted her , Palin invoked the word blueblood. That is
    totally acceptable, fair and to be expected. Fight back anyway you can when you are an underdog, take no prisoners.

    I am glad to see that she gets up and fight back after getting a beat down. That is the American way, born of ,the minute Americans landed at Jamestown and plymouth rock.

    Scarborough mentioned about Sarah is making lots of money. For a smart guy, he is surely off his rockers to resent that. Otherwise, he would not have mentioned it. Also, his obssession with her resignation of the governorship seems so petty, trying to get as milage out of it as much as possible.

    I used to have a lot or respect and admiration for Barbara Bush and Scarborough for being fair and balance, but that adoration and respect has flown out the window.

    Republicans who are attacking Sarah Palin are using words and sentences that cuts into the realm of nastiness. Mostly, they tried to attack her character. The funny thing is , she is just the opposite, strong, female, all american, not afraid to say the truth about true conservatism,
    live life to it’s fullest and has the courage to prove it.

    Whether she runs or not, is another issue, but it does elicit a sense of
    warm feelings to know that there is someone out there, a female who
    does not follow the establishment blindly, but instead brave enough
    to blaze a new path with so many supporters cheering her on with their
    hearts and souls.