Sarah Palin- Stealing the Lime-light from Romney CrossRoads, posted by Cindy Cross, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:26 pm Cindy Cross is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Sarah Palin- Stealing the Lime-light from Romney by Cindy Cross
The current race for president is a football game at half time with the score zero to zero. Both coaches are in the locker rooms trying to strategize and get their teams pumped for the third quarter.
The most recent strategy involved Sarah Palin and Donald Trump. The two republican hopefuls met for pizza on Tuesday in New York’s Times Square. (Wouldn’t you love to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation?!) I would bet a dollar that the two conspired to eclipse Mitt Romney’s announcement today in New Hampshire that he’s officially putting his name in the hat for president.
Palin threw an impromptu clam bake for Tea Party activists not far from Romney’s gathering. "It's coincidental that we are in the same territory at the same time, but more power to Mitt as he mounts his campaign and best of luck to him," commented Palin. Can we put that down as just dumb luck for Palin? The media was clearly more interested in Palin’s clam bake.
New Hampshire was certainly crowded today. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was also there talking at a luncheon for Republicans in Mount Washington Valley, N.H. Giuliani is considering a second try for president. Giuliani is attempting to right the mistake he made of ignoring New Hampshire in 2008.
Both Palin and Giuliani pounced on Romney’s health care plan. "The reality is that Obamacare and Romneycare are almost exactly the same. It's not very helpful trying to distinguish them. I would think the best way to handle it is to say, it was a terrible mistake and if I could do it over again, I wouldn't do it,'' said Giuliani.
Up next is the wait for other republican hopefuls to make ‘official announcements.’ Michelle Bachmann (Rep-Min) and Newt Gingrich are likely to make decisions soon—will Palin throw them under the bus too?
Posted by Palin just wants to make money, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Jun 3, 2011 at 8:15 am
Palin's only purpose in life, it seems, is to make money, and she does it because there are so many "conservatives" out there who blindly follow her (dumb and dumber?)
This "bid" for president is Palin's way to make more money, and it will ensure an Obama second term.
Too bad the tea party is made up of so many uneducated folks. Educated people would not support Palin, and the so called "conservatives" criticize everything but condone teen pregnancy (yeah, the Palin daughter is also making tons of money thanks to her idea of "abstinence")
Posted by Tea Party Fred, a resident of the Foothill Farms neighborhood, on Jun 3, 2011 at 10:25 am
Palin heading any ticket would be fine with me. The question is which Republican candidate has the courage to eliminate medicare, social security, public education, public libraries, public roads and all the other government programs that cater to entitlement groups. All the Demonocrats are monsters and socialists and they mean to do you harm.
Posted by To Tea Party Fred, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm
"public roads and all the other government programs that cater to entitlement groups."
If you want to get rid of entitlements, Palin is not the person. Remember that she lives in a state that has that oil fund and each year, every resident (regardless of how long you have lived in Alaska), receives a couple thousand dollars, regardless of income.
And when Palin was governor, on top of the 2K each resident received, she authorized an additional thousand just because.
She is against welfare, but each member of her family receives the "Alaska welfare"
She is conservative yet her teen daughter gave birth out of wedlock
She was for the "bridge to nowhere" until she decided to be against for political reasons
... the list goes on
She is a moron, it is that simple!
I do not like Obama and hope he is a one term president, but if it comes down to Obama vs. Palin, I will support Obama, or better said: vote AGAINST Palin
Posted by Yikes, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 3, 2011 at 12:48 pm
From the link posted above which has a video of Palin and the transcript of it:
"But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy um helping the… oh – its gotta be all about job creation too – shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So healthcare reform and reducing taxes and reigning in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans and trade we’ve got to see trade as opportunity not as competitive um scary thing but one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today we we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity – all those things under the umbrella of job creation – this bailout is a part of that."
Wow, how can anyone support such a moron? She cannot seem to finish a thought before going on and on about the next thing that pops into her "mind"
She was FOR the bailout for sure, and now criticizing it.
Posted by Tea Party Fred, a resident of the Foothill Farms neighborhood, on Jun 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm
To "To Tea Party Fred"
Please don't try to blind me with the facts. I believe what I want to believe and am suspicious of scientist-types who try to put up facts as if they'd change my mind. Next you're going to say that Jesus Christ wasn't Jesus Christ or that dinosaurs really existed. Give me back my country dude!!!
Posted by Arroyo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 3, 2011 at 6:27 pm
I find it funny when the anti-Palin crowd starts foaming at the mouth and denigrating Tea Party members as uneducated.
I don't believe the guy currently in the White House, you know the one all those "educated" people elected, is doing anything close to a great job. Must be that Harvard education - hope and change - smoke and mirrors.
54,000 new jobs in the private sector for May, out of a population of 300 million people -- Wow, now that's effective leadership! Could Palin possibly do worse? I don't believe so.
Posted by Always Amazed, a resident of the Civic Square neighborhood, on Jun 3, 2011 at 10:17 pm
I bet one can attempt to write the most ridiculous opinion on this site and it would still come across as serious compared to so many other contributors' offerings. Take Arroyo's comment,for instance. Is he trying to be serious? Or is he intentionally trying to be the most ridiculous poster on this thread? It's impossible to tell isn't it?
Yeah, once Palin joined the McCain ticket, the smart folks quickly dropped their support and the Palin crowed joined the effort.
I personally voted for Obama not because I liked his ideas or believed in his promises but because having Palin et al anywhere near Washington was too scary! Before McCain announced Palin, I intended to vote for him because I just did not like Obama.
Posted by just saying, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 4, 2011 at 1:19 pm
"Palin's only purpose in life, it seems, is to make money, and she does it because there are so many "conservatives" out there who blindly follow her (dumb and dumber?)"
And those "liberals" that blindly followed BHO were "smart and smarter"?
"Too bad the tea party is made up of so many uneducated folks."
Oh please Palin just wants to make money....enlighten me with your critical observations and conclusions so I can be smart and educated just like you. Maybe then you wont feel sorry for the Tea Party anymore.
Posted by independent, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 4, 2011 at 3:57 pm
To "just saying",
"And those "liberals" that blindly followed BHO were "smart and smarter"?
It was independents like me who really got Obama elected, and I'd be more than happy to help you fire him if you'll give me a real candidate to vote for. I'll vote for Romney, Huntsman, or Pawlenty. They all have plenty of flaws, but I'll take any of them over Obama. Nominate someone like Palin and expect a second term for Obama.
Posted by Arroyo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm
@ Always Amazed
You pondered somewhat and had a number of questions about what I was trying to say in my previous post -- you must be easily confused. I don't dislike Sarah Palin, but I do get a kick out of the hysterical tirades against her. I dislike the "community organizer" from Chicago that we currently have in the White House, because I believe him to be an inept leader when it comes to business, financial, and economic issues.
Please allow me make my position somewhat clearer for you. I believe Obama is more concerned about his desire to change America through completion of his personal social agenda, than he is about restoring the economy and getting the unemployed back to work. And, on that one issue, Sarah Palin just might be more successful than BHO at restoring the confidence of the private sector and reducing unemployment. It's obvious BHO and his minions have been on the wrong track for the past two years. Sarah Palin could not have done worse. Got it?
Thanks for listening.
(By the way, it was just revealed today that approximately 27,000 of the 54,000 increase in people hired by the private sector in May 2011, were reported to have been hired by McDonald's Corporation. Well, at least the hamburger business is booming.)
Posted by chunky, a resident of the Foothill Farms neighborhood, on Jun 5, 2011 at 2:00 am
I'm an independent who would have voted for McCain but the Obama people made me drink Carl Marx brand cool aid. Now I regret not voting for Palin and I've mailed in my complaint to tea party headquarters. We need to abolish medicare on the way to the road to posterity. Palin or Paulenty is my choice.
Posted by Jersey Pete, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jun 6, 2011 at 11:04 am
The Obama admin has done a whole lot more than the Bush admin in saving and promoting job growth. Unfortunate barriers placed by Repubs who want the jobs picture to remain bleak in order to elevate Repub prospects in 2012. What kind of a job does anyone think the banks have done in getting people back to work?
The same yahoos who decry govt intervention are the first to whine about Obama not intervening in the private sector forcefully enough.
Today's oxymoron: a Republican who claims he or she is interested in promoting job growth for middle-class Americans.
Posted by Blossom, a resident of the Stoneridge Orchards neighborhood, on Jun 6, 2011 at 12:43 pm
The important thing is that we protect our right to bear arms. Only Sarah Palin sufficiently appreciates this point. This is what Paul Revere was yelling at the top of his lungs when he rode through New York: Beware British you're not taking our guns away! It's our right as protected under the second amendment as it was written in the Charlatan Heston Administration.
Posted by Leland, a resident of the Foothill Farms neighborhood, on Jun 6, 2011 at 6:27 pm
Gotta hand it to Sarah. She knows a Titanic when she sees one, and she isn't going to let the unsustainables take our taxes and guns away while the ship goes down in the turbulent China Sea awash in a tsunami of unpaid debt
Posted by Curley Toes Chris, a resident of the Foothill Farms neighborhood, on Jun 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm
Barack Hussien Obama has a personal social agenda that involves inviting the Chinese over to innundate us under a huge pile of debt. He's a former "community organizer" and "law school professor who turned down an offer of tenure at the University of Chicago", but who with any competence in anything would be offered tenure at that lousy school? Sarah Palin could do a better job. Currently she's showing the nation how to take a vacation; earlier she showed the nation how to act like a burning intellectual on a reality tv show; earlier yet she showed the nation how to quit a job as governor of a state with a population only slightly higher than that of an elitist NY high school -- because she wanted to save the nation; and before that she showed the nation how to wink at her audience and tell them that, while smack in the middle of an economic meltdown caused by unregulated wall street greed, we need less regulation of wall street. If that ain't intellectual fire power from the right, I don't know what is. Sounds like a purrrrfect Republican candidate to me. Good mother, too! Strong on family values -- just ask her kids. Compare her kids to Obama's. See what I mean?
Then we have the Marxist arroyo blaming it all on Bush. Figures. Is that 'in awe at' or 'in awe of' Marxist arroyo intellectual? With all that firepower under your hat, the best you could muster is two sentences, both ungrammatical, and one grunt? Thank you for listening.
Posted by hoops, a resident of the Danbury Park neighborhood, on Jun 8, 2011 at 10:01 am
I understand the longing people have for a new kind of leader.Someone that would put an end to all the same old bs in Washington.Really reform wall street and put an end to the lobbyist's who corrupt our system.Someone with real courage and common sense and real intellect who tells it like it really is instead of all the same old garbage back and forth.I believe that most of the Palin supporters want desperately to believe that she is that person.I wish she was.I wish someone was.We need someone truly great to lead us out of this.I had hope for Obama but he has disappointed me regardless of how difficult the problems he inherited.Palin is very good on camera and on a stage where has a script.She has no depth and no real knowledge and understanding of the very complex issues involved.She is a celebrity with the same basic knowledge of all the issues that most celebrities possess.Shallow....very shallow.Making her the leader of this country would be as irresponsible as giving a loaded gun to a child to play with.I am truly sick of all the media attention that is asted on her instead of issues that are important.She has wasted so much of our time for nothing except enriching herself.She has turned the media in terms of politics into the national enquirer.We all waste so much time and energy talking about her as I am now for what???She is such a waste of time and the most undeserving person of her level of fame in American history.REALLY.We are fascinated by her because she has risen to this level with no substance whatsoever so we love to argue about her because it is all so maddening.What is wrong with this country.If she was in any other major country in the world she would have been exposed as a lightweight no nothing and gone from the public eye.Only in America does someone like her exist and live in constant celebrity.Very sad for all of us...what we have become.Let 's all grow up and get serious before it is to late.
Posted by jameson, a resident of the Happy Valley neighborhood, on Jun 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm
So, um, hoops. What's your opinion of the Repubs who support her? Or the 40+ percent of Repubs who continue to believe Obama is a Muslim whose birth certificate is a fake?
I think you overestimate the role of intelligence in American Republican politics. Reagan was no intellectual; nor were either of the Bushies. You don't need to be an intellectual to be a Republican; all you need to do is know how to slam anything associated with Democratic progress and kowtow to the richies whose wealth is threatened by anything progressive. This means catering to the uneducated and racist dunces of the south and rural hicksvilles, and the 'fiscally responsible' rich-wannabees who wet themselves thinking of the possibility of being wealthier than they already are -- a rather pathetic lot, these. Sarah Palin is no better or worse than the entire crew of Pauls, Pawlentys, Romneys, Cains, Santorums, Bachmanns. Take your pick. Not an iota of difference among them: all competing for the lowest common denominator, with big-money backing.
Posted by Wow!, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jun 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm
The fact that Rush Limbaugh likes, and is promoting, Sarah Palin, says it all. They are both in it for the money, and they can get lots of cash thanks to the uneducated folks that think what they say is worth listening to!
Let's see: they don't believe in evolution, sex education, women's rights, global warming.... what a bunch of morons!
I guess Obama will be easily re-elected in 2012, with the likes of Bachman and Palin making a fool of themselves. 2008 was a great year for shows like SNL, fun stuff, at least we'll get some good laughs, but the bad thing is: we need someone else in the WH, Obama is not a good choice, but he will have to be the one we vote for, thanks to the republicans who insist on supporting Palin and people like that