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Sarah Palin Takes Shots at Hillary, Sharpton… But Praises Jon Stewart

 

Hey, it’s Saturday, a slow news day…

Mediaite

Sarah Palin joined Fox News’ Eric Bolling onCashin’ In Saturday morning and shared her thoughts on some of the big news stories of the week. After throwing some harsh words towardsHillary Clinton and Al Sharpton, the only person she seemed to have anything nice to say about was Jon Stewart.

Despite the fact that Palin recently suggested Clinton should run for president in 2016, she clarified to Bolling, “I said it’s fine if she ran, I didn’t say it’s fine if she won.” She added, “We don’t need, you know, more of the blue blood. We need new energy!”

On the recent revelations about Sharpton possible role as an informant for the FBI during the 1980s, Palin said, “There are so many reasons to look at Al Sharpton and not be impressed, this is just one of those.” Without much elaboration on what about helping the FBI makes the current MSNBC host a bad person, she instead focused on his role as a “critic of the average American” like her. “He’s not one to help to get the country back on the right track,” she said.

Towards the end of the interview, Bolling brought up a recent PSA in which both Palin and Stewart’s voices appear side-by-side. To be fair, Palin avoided saying anything explicitly positive about The Daily Show host, but did highlight his role in the effort to help wounded soldiers who are looking for training and work.

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Sarah Palin: Obama should stop ‘playing race card” (on MLK Day)

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One-term Alaska Governor Sara Palin | (Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP)

I’m absolutely speechless that anyone could be that dense.  Is she  just pandering to her racist followers or is she truly a dingbat?

USA Today

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin criticized President Obama on Monday and invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

“Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card,” Palin wrote on herFacebook page on Monday, the national holiday marking the civil rights icon’s birthday.

She included King’s quote — “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character — in her post. Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, did not specify on Facebook how Obama is “playing the race card.”

But Palin’s Facebook comment comes after The New Yorker posted on its website a profile of Obama that David Remnick wrote after a series of interviews with the president. In that magazine story, Obama makes reference to his standing with white voters.

“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president,” Obama told The New Yorker in its Jan. 27 publication.

Obama also said “there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president.”

Obama won a second term with the help of women, minorities and young voters. Surveys of voters as they left their polling places in 2012 showed Republican Mitt Romney won 59% of the white vote, while Obama garnered 39% from the group. Obama won 43% of white voters in the 2008 election, a two-point increase over Democrat John Kerry’s standing from four years earlier.

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Go Home Sara Palin You’re Drunk

The author of the following blog post holds nothing back with her critique of Alaska’s half-term governor Sarah Palin.  It’s worth the read…

Jezebel

Former Alaska governor and current ??? Sarah Palin, who has a rare condition that renders her incapable of improvement, appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show on Fox News yesterday. And it was… even more of a shitshow than most Sarah Palin appearances. Even Megyn Kelly — tough, no-nonsense host Megyn Kelly — had trouble reining her in. Let’s watch.

Here’s just part of Palin’s completely incomprehensible rant in response Kelly’s opening questionFor your convenience, I’ve bolded the winning Wingnut Bingo words in case you’re playing along at home.

Palin: I think that remark is one of his more out of touch remarks that we’ve heard in recent days. No. What emboldened our enemies and what empowered our competitors was his promise to fundamentally transform America from being a solvent, free, exceptional country into something we’re not gonna recognize. Also, what has emboldened enemies is that he with doubling of our debt since he’s been elected, putting us on a path towards bankruptcy, and then locking up pipelines and resources that will result in us being more reliant onforeign imports for energy, and then of course he, having left behind, his administration having left behind our brave men in Benghazi to be murdered, and then of course there’s Syria, where he promised to bombSyria because in that civil war, Syria was going to bomb Syria, and then we never heard another word again about his threat to bomb in a foreign civil war, and then of course, most recently, Megyn, he, uh, using our military, those who would fight against our enemies. Our military. Our vetsShutting down their memorials. Andholding them hostage in terms of budget deals. Uh, threatening to withhold paychecks for our brave men and women. As for economic—

Kelly: Listen, but let me ask you — let me jump in

Palin: AS FOR ECONOMIC COMPETITORS! Corporate tax rate, the second highest in the industrialized world. Now that empowers our competitors.

If you haven’t won BINGO after that you should request a new card.

Palin’s always been fast and loose with both grammar and facts, but does it seem like she’s even more, uh, unhinged than she was when she first barged onto the national scene in 2008?

She’s like what happens when you put a bunch of paranoid right wing talking points in the microwave and then accidentally hit 10:00 instead of 1:00 and then you walk away and forget about it and 6 minutes later, you’re like what’s burning? OH NOOO! and you run to the kitchen and your delicious Annie’s Organic Mac N’ Crazy has turned into molten hot inedible magma.

You guys, John McCain thought she’d make a good Vice President. Remember when his campaign team spent a weekend trying to help her cram for her debate with Joe Biden? In retrospect, that doomed effort seems almost adorably naive. Sarah Palin, frowning with concentration over index cards containing facts she’d never learn. Even 5 years later. God. What a world.

[HuffPo]

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A new kind of birther and death panel insanity explodes

A new kind of birther and death panel insanity explodes

It’s deja vu all over again...”

Salon

Ever since 2009, political junkies have turned their attentions outside the Beltway each August, watching to see whether conservative voters would return to the outrageous town hall antics that made the Tea Party famous four years ago.

But each year it’s become harder and harder to say that the crowds are as large or rowdy as they were back then, or that a counter-movement must be right around the corner. Part of it is just that elected officials got wise and stopped doing regular, publicized town halls. But mainly it’s just that a series of developments — the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the GOP takeover of the House, the Supreme Court decision to uphold the healthcare law, President Obama’s reelection — have each sucked some of the ants out of Tea Partyer pantaloons.

On its surface, this August is no exception. At least, so far. If we assume that Democrats and their allies have scattered their trackers across the country to film as many of this month’s GOP town halls as possible, then last week was a dud by 2009 standards. But several revealing, newsworthy developments occurred this August, all of which point to a depressing fact. Tea Partyers might for the most part be done rallying and heckling politicians, but they still wield enough influence on the right to intimidate Republican officials into validating the same old unsavory claims and arguments that drove Tea Party and GOP approval ratings through the floor in Obama’s first term.

In three town halls this August, members confronted by birthers have been cowed into tacitly validating the idea that Obama isn’t a natural-born U.S. citizen.

Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., explained his reasoning to voters stream-of-conscious style early this month by positing that the question might be a “distraction” while agreeing to co-sponsor legislation authored by Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, to investigate the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate.

The liberal website ThinkProgress caught Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., telling a birther, “I believe what you’re saying and I don’t support this president whatsoever. But ma’am, we lost Nov. 6. We had the opportunity to get another president in there.”

Mullen’s spokeswoman later told TPM that he simply misspoke. But even if he didn’t mean to say he “agree[d]” with a birther, his suggestion that Obama’s birthplace is a question for the electorate to answer was a pander when what’s needed was some real talk.

Then most recently, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, told one clearly deflated birther, “I think, unfortunately, the horse is already out of the barn on this, on the whole birth certificate issue. The original Congress, when his eligibility came up, should have looked into it and it didn’t. I’m not sure how we fix it.”

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Ted Cruz Praises Sarah Palin On Fox For ‘Fearlessness’: Helped GOP Discover ‘A Backbone’

One of the right-wing blogs called the Fox News program in question a “Trifecta of Awesome”.  To that I say, “I think not!”

Mediaite

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made her first appearance on Fox News on Monday after being resigned as a contributor with the network. Sitting down with the hosts of Fox & Friends, Palin questioned Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) about the revelations surrounding the National Security Agency’s communications monitoring regime. During that interview, Cruz praised Palin for serving as an example to conservative politicians and the “fearlessness” with which she has “advocated conservative principles.”

Palin recently told a crowd in Washington that she wished the federal government would spend some time on “cruise control… Ted Cruz control.” She clarified that what she meant was that she hopes his fellow senatorial colleagues would “let him speak.”

“I certainly think it would help if we got back to the principles our county was founded on,” Cruz replied.

RELATED: She’s Back: Sarah Palin Rejoins Fox News As Contributor

Cruz said that he is witnessing a more robust anti-establishment sentiment in Congress and commended Palin on setting an example for others to follow in that regard. He said to Palin that he “the fearlessness with which you’ve advocated conservative principles.” Cruz added that it was likely Palin’s example has helped some Republicans who have “magically discovered a backbone.”

Turning to the NSA scandal, Cruz said that he was concerned about those revelations but urged that the public “not rush to judgment about the entire program.”

“Part of the problem is that we’ve seen a pattern from the Obama administration – whether it’s the IRS, whether it’s targeting journalists, whether it’s Benghazi – of a willingness to use the machinery of government to implement political and partisan ends, and then to mislead the American people about it,” Cruz said.

Cruz chided the administration for claiming that the Congress was briefed on the NSA programs. He said that only the intelligence committees were fully informed.

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Sarah Palin challenges Obama to debate

I try to ignore this really crazy lady, but just had to share this with everyone…

The Hill

Sarah Palin shot back at the Obama reelection campaign this week after it used footage of her in a fundraising video.

“I’m not running for any office, but I’m more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Barack Obama’s ‘enemy of the week’ if that includes the opportunity to debate him on the issues Americans are actually concerned about,” Palin wrote in a note on her Facebook page, posted late Monday. Palin was responding to a Web video fundraising for Obama that uses recent footage of Palin criticizing the president.

Palin also offered a challenge to Obama.

“I’m willing and free to discuss these issues with the President anywhere, anytime,” Palin wrote.

The Obama campaign released a video on Friday that calls out Palin by name. It charges: “Sarah Palin and the far right say President Obama will bring back racial discrimination … against white people.”

Palin said it is an example of Obama’s “diversionary tactics” that “shows that our President sure seems fearful of discussing the economy, energy prices, and all the other problems people need addressed.”

She proposed that Obama could also debate any of “the four patriots currently running for the GOP nomination” — Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Ron Paul — on the issues.

The campaign video uses footage of a Fox News appearance where Palin, discussing Obama’s college relationship with prominent Harvard Professor Derrick Bell, accused Obama of following “radical” philosophies that hearken back to an before the Civil War “when unfortunately too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal.”

The campaign video strongly condemns Palin for the assertion.

“These attacks are wrong and dangerous. If you’re tired of it, do something: Donate to the two term fund,” the video reads.

Palin called the “absurd new attack” ad “heavily edited” but “quite telling.”

Reaffirming the comments she had made on Fox News, Palin also encouraged her readers and the media to re-open a discussion about “Obama’s radical past associations and the radical philosophy that shaped his ideas.”

The video of Obama introducing Bell in 1991 prompted a controversy among some conservatives because Bell, who was the first black tenured Harvard Law School professor, also helped initiate the academic discipline of Critical Race Theory.

Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, is a Fox News contributor.

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Palin advises Romney: ‘Go rogue’ and use Rev. Wright to attack Obama

Sarah Palin speaks to Fox News

She’s baaack and as clueless as ever!

The Raw Story

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney should “go rogue” and attack President Barack Obama for his former associations with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Marxists and radicals.

During an interview on Fox News on Monday, host Sean Hannity told Palin that he thought the president’s former pastor was “relevant” even though Romney had repudiated a proposal to use Wright in attack ads.

The half-term Alaska governor replied: “I thought so in 2008 and that’s why I went rogue, if you will, and disagreed with some of John McCain’s advisers when they said, no, a lot of these issues like past associations and Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers and those that helped shape Obama’s world view needed to be off the table and not discussed. I disagreed then, I disagree now.”

“Barack Obama in 2008 was an empty vessel,” she continued. “The public did not know who or what filled this vessel in order to create what has become a very confused and mission and visionless leader for our country. Well, now it’s not too late to change course and this next go around understand what has filled up that vessel. Who are these people? Who are the radicals, the Marxist professors that he said he would hang out with, some of his friends and associations.”

Hannity noted that Democrats and the media were willing to bring up Romney’s alleged 1965 gay bullying incident, putting a dog on his car roof, the so-called war on women and “throwing granny over the cliff” by privatizing Medicare — but Republicans were refusing employ the same type of tactics.

“Amen, brother,” Palin agreed. “A one-sided, cease-fire call is not something to agree to. Some of these GOP operatives, Sean, they seem to have the fighting instinct of [Sesame Street character] Mr. Snuffleupagus. And if you remember him, he would hide, he would back down, he would run the other direction.”

“It’s disgusting, the double standard,” she added. “And I’m really tired of, again, too many in the GOP establishment just kind of kowtowing to what the left will dictate in terms of how this election is going to go.”

Palin also reiterated her advice that Romney pick tea party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) as his vice presidential running mate.

“I love people who understand the Constitution and will fight tooth and nail and are willing to put their lives and their families lives on the line to defend our republic. That is who I want to see as that teammate for the GOP nominee.”

Video…

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Sarah Palin’s ‘oddly charming’ Today show appearance

First of all I’m still trying to get over the fact that Sarah Palin was participating with the “lamestream media”!

The Week

Mama Grizzly makes her much-hyped debut as co-host of the morning show juggernaut, impressing critics with her poise, energy, and willingness to laugh at herself

Sarah Palin joined the "lamestream media" on Tuesday as guest host of the "Today" show, impressing critics by poking fun at her 2008 struggle to name her favorite newspapers.

Sarah Palin joined the “lamestream media” on Tuesday as guest host of the “Today” show, impressing critics by poking fun at her 2008 struggle to name her favorite newspapers.

Best Opinion:  Newsday, Politico, Atlantic

Sarah Palin’s one-day stint as co-host of the Today show was billed as a showdown of sortsbetween the former vice presidential nominee and Katie Couric, the interviewer who caused Palin endless embarrassment during the ’08 campaign and who was co-hosting rival morning show Good Morning Americaon Tuesday. Sorry, Katie: Palin may have won this round, with critics hailing her performance as “oddly charming,” “magnetic,” and “poised.” During her Todaycameo, Palin predictably blasted President Obama, interviewed Tori Spelling, and weighed in on pop culture issues like Oprah Winfrey’s failing OWN network, Ashton Kutcher’s casting as Steve Jobs, and Jessica Simpson’s pregnancy weight gain. (Watch a video below.) Was her appearance as charming as critics suggest?

Palin was terrific: This was a “slam dunk for Palin,” says Verne Gay at Newsday. She shined with a “natural, born-to-camera ease;” appeared “poised, relaxed (more or less), and confident” next to her more seasoned co-hosts; and peppered the show with just the right amount of political savvy to appease her supporters. It certainly didn’t hurt that she essentially “got a wonderful free ride for two hours,” often serving less as a traditional co-host and more as an honored guest who was encouraged to enjoy herself and crack wise on pop culture.
“Sarah Palin on Today show was a slam dunk”

And she had the right attitude: Palin’s self-deprecating humor stole the show, say MJ Lee and Tim Mak at Politico. In her first shot on set, Palin perused a pile of newspapers, while she was later shown in her dressing room scribbling notes on the back of her hand — tongue-in-cheek nods to two of her most famous political gaffes. Palin later drew roars of laughter when she cracked that a lady on the street saw her entering 30 Rock and giddily told her husband, “Oh honey, I told you, Tina Fey is here.” She played nearly the entire appearance for laughs at her own expense, which was a smart move for the polarizing political star.
“Sarah Palin pokes fun at herself on Today

But the whole thing was so strange: Apparently, “mainstream television will happily subject itself to endless abuse in pursuit of ratings,” says David A. Graham at The Atlantic. How else does one explain the “bizarre spectacle” of Sarah Palin on Today? During her interview with Lauer, Palin blasted the “lamestream media.” The irony that she was voicing these sentiments “while co-hosting a show on one of the Big Three networks” was apparentlly lost on her — leading Lauer to quip that her presence “technically makes you a part of the lamestream media.”

“Video of the day: Sarah Palin’s vice president advice on Today”

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Sarah Palin versus Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is an excellent actress.  More clips from Game Change.  I have a pretty good feeling that she’ll get an Emmy for this role…

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A scene for scene comparison of Sarah Palin’s actual media appearances and Julianne Moore’s reenactments of them from the movie Game Change.

This is for the purposes of revealing the similarities and differences between the reality and the performance.

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Palin: Obama Wants To Return To The “Days Before The Civil War” When People Weren’t Considered Equal

Sara Palin wants to be relevant again…but as usual, she gets it all twisted.

Think Progress

Sean Hannity brought Sarah Palin on his Fox News show yesterday to continue his discussion from the night before over the biggest non-story of the week— a video of President Obama from his days at Harvard Law School.

But during their discussion, Palin opened up a new front in her attack of President Obama, apparently suggesting America’s first black president wants to return to the days “before the Civil War”:

Now, it has taken all these years for many Americans to understand that that gravity, that mistake, took place before the Civil War and why the Civil War had to really start changing America. What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin.

Watch it:

The “different classes” system Palin seems to be referring to is perhaps better known as slavery.

The entire conversation is based on the mischaracterization of Derrick Bell, a pioneer in legal scholarly work. Bell was the first tenured black professor at Harvard Law School, and the video that Hannity insists is a scandal shows Barack Obama, then a student, speaking at a rally in support of Professor Bell. Students and faculty were protesting to urge Harvard to hire more minority faculty.

Of course, Palin has struggled with history before.

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