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    Re: Palin 'becoming Al Sharpton'?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    What is the meaning of this, you ask? I would call it Conservatives coming to their senses.

    Article is here.
    Just so they're not running for anything, I guess they won't get hurt too bad. Palin has a loyal following that doesn't take kindly to Palin bashing.
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    Re: Palin 'becoming Al Sharpton'?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This is good news. I've been watching/listening and been worried that she'd end up a nominee. Well, I guess she still could, but I really don't think she could win it. And that's a very good thing in my book. Just can't figure out what her game is...unless it's "shill."
    Well, obviously you're a liberal like Dan..

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    Re: Palin 'becoming Al Sharpton'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Gein View Post
    Love that independent streak running down your back, Dan. Yellow as a buttercup.
    Liberals want to see Palin run for president... Palin/O'Donnell that's the Liberal dream ticket...

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    Re: Palin 'becoming Al Sharpton'?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    What is the meaning of this, you ask? I would call it Conservatives coming to their senses.

    Article is here.
    Conservative elites? The same folks that mocked Reagan? Supported McCain... That tell us we must be bi-partisan and compromise?

    Those guys?
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    Re: Palin 'becoming Al Sharpton'?

    Once more, I bring up the quote that IS the name of this thread. It was made by Matt Labash of the Weekly Standard. And what did Labash have to say about Reagan? Let's look at his latest article about Qadaffi:

    The Mad Dog of the Middle East | The Weekly Standard

    He isn't mocking Reagan here at all.

    How about this article?

    R U Lovin

    He is quite complimentary of Reagan, although he pounds Palin to a pulp.

    Reading is fundamental, guy.
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    Re: Palin 'becoming Al Sharpton'?

    I haven't really been paying attention but I'm curious to hear what exactly it was she said that finally got fellow conservatives to speak up.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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    Re: Palin 'becoming Al Sharpton'?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Conservative elites? The same folks that mocked Reagan? Supported McCain... That tell us we must be bi-partisan and compromise?

    Those guys?
    Except McCain and Bush both claimed to love Reagan... I wouldn't say Bush was much of a compromiser either, not until the economy was doomed... oops

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    Re: Palin 'becoming Al Sharpton'?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Once more, I bring up the quote that IS the name of this thread. It was made by Matt Labash of the Weekly Standard. And what did Labash have to say about Reagan? Let's look at his latest article about Qadaffi:

    The Mad Dog of the Middle East | The Weekly Standard

    He isn't mocking Reagan here at all.

    How about this article?

    R U Lovin

    He is quite complimentary of Reagan, although he pounds Palin to a pulp.

    Reading is fundamental, guy.
    Oh it is, so is not cherry picking information. Labash didn't write the article, but let's address the OP first. I shall, since you are so keen to use this article, turn to a conservative thinker I admire. Sounds only fair does it not?

    he corporate hate for Sarah Palin at Politico is obvious. The latest is here Palin 'becoming Al Sharpton'? - Jonathan Martin and John F. Harris - POLITICO.com
    But if you google Politico and Palin, the evidence of a Politico agenda is overwhelming. And the manner in which Politico’s editors pursue their hate-Palin agenda is to cherry-pick the individuals they quote to make the point they want made.
    A couple of quick things: 1. As I demonstrated last week, remarkably George Will missed the Reagan Revolution not only in 1976 but as late as 1980. In the 1979 Republican Presidential Primary, his first choice was Howard Baker, his second choice was George H. W. Bush, and his third choice was Reagan. Not until days before the 1980 general election did he write on November 3, 1980 that Reagan deserved election. For all his wonderful columns, the Republican electorate better understood the needs of the nation and the excellence of a potential Reagan presidency than Will. It is hard to believe he was so wrong about a matter of such great import, despite Reagan’s presence on the national scene for many years. 2. Charles Krauthammer was not only wrong about Reagan, as late as 1980 he was a speech-writer for Vice President Walter Mondale. Krauthammer, like Will, not only missed the significance of the Reagan candidacy, but was putting words in the mouth of a terribly flawed politician from a philosophical perspective. I certainly do not begrudge, but in fact encourage, liberals becoming conservatives or Democrats becoming Republicans.
    Oh as for a little more back ground, this little tidbit from the blog I used to find the above quote. I happened to hear the above on the radio the night of the 14th and just now found it. I was actually a bit amused to see someone here had posted that politico peice after listening to the Great One rip it apart, I figured no one would be that foolish. Thanks for ruining that thought Dan.

    First, one of the Palin-haters Martin cherry picks is Matt LaBash from the David Frum wing of conservatism. LaBash hilariously criticizes Governor Palin for fighting back against, among other things, the obvious sexism she has faced, then refers to her as a “naughty librarian”. Priceless. Martin also quotes George Will, he of the impeccably elite credentials (and impeccably coiffed toupee), who has all but endorsed a candidate and, shockingly, it’s not Sarah Palin. But the most revealing — and idiotic — quote in the piece, I think, belongs to fellow long-time Palin hater and self-anointed intellectual, Heather Mac Donald
    Mark Levin Rips Jonathan Martin and Pollutico a New One; UPDATED | Conservatives4Palin
    *I will try to find the transcript of the above from a different source, however that was google's first hit and it had was I was looking for, the bit from the Great One.



    Oh as for your boy Labash... I found this to be enlightening. Dan, the "real Goldwater" conservative "independent" around here... well, I think it says it all this next quote.

    And let's please dispense with this whole "influential conservative" meme, not only for Labash, but for most of the rest of the all too often foolish, self-congratulatory and self-professed elitists at TWS and many of our other Beltway publications. From the Standard's website.

    Every issue of the magazine reaches each U.S. senator and representative, top congressional staff, major media outlets, and key opinion makers throughout the nation. Opinions and ideas borrowed from The Weekly Standard shape critical arguments in Congress—on both sides of the aisle. (see Congressional Comment.) The Weekly Standard has a growing circulation of more than 60,000. Affluent and well-educated (see Demographics), our subscribers are leaders on the job and in their communities and are politically involved. In fact, nearly 50% of them have directly contacted an elected official in the past year on a political issue.

    Wow! He writes for a bunch of political hacks in DC the country mostly loathes, to the extent they think on them at all, and ... a whole 60,000 people?? Oh, I forgot, he's also a big favorite of David Brooks. That pretty much tells us all we need to know about Labash as conservatives.

    "Matt Labash of The Weekly Standard is consistently one of the best magazine writers in the country," David Brooks, editorial columnist for The New York Times wrote in his December 25, 2007 column. Brooks named Labash as one of the winners of the "Sidney Awards" — the columnist's annual naming of the articles he considers the best of the year.
    Riehl World View: Influential Conservative Matt Labash Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

    One has to feel sorry for Matt Labash. He's a political humor writer, and uses his personal and family experiences in his writing. His bio at The Weekly Standard gives his two sons names: Luke and Dean, and he includes them in his writing by name, age and with conversational snippets. Yet, Labash apparently thinks it is Sarah Palin's fault that her children get savaged in the press because she exposes them to the public.

    Unfortunately Labash does his share to make sure that mean personal reaction gets published in the national press, like The Weekly Standard. Labash doesn't publish this trash in the context that there is something wrong with the tweets, but implies that there is something wrong with Sarah Palin (and, by extension, her husband Todd) for being in a television series on Alaska with their children.
    ". . . [T]he online hyenas circled, then savaged Palin and her family. They reamed 9-year-old Piper for disturbing wildlife with 'racist anti-bear calls.' They mocked Willow when a boy snuck upstairs as Palin busied herself on her BlackBerry. They came up with baby names for any forthcoming Palin children: Snausages, Musket, Hugh Betcha, Pander, and Mooseknuckle.

    "Does any of this matter to Palin? Probably not. She must be used to it by now. But her family is not acclimating so seamlessly to their new reality-television roles. Her daughters, just a few days ago, got in a widely reported Facebook scrape, with Willow electing to defend the family honor when the show was trashed by an old classmate for 'failing so hard.' Willow, in turn, invited him to 'stfu, Your [sic] such a faggot.' Willow has a lot of growing up to do. Literally—she’s only 16, and what 16-year-old would want those growing pains played out in public?"
    The lesson Labash seems to take away is that the Palin parents should stay out of sight, even so innocuous sight as a series promoting the beauties and wonder of Alaska, so that no one will bother the Palin children.
    Terrance this is stupid stuff: Matt Labash Lives in a Glass House

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    Re: Palin 'becoming Al Sharpton'?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Except McCain and Bush both claimed to love Reagan... I wouldn't say Bush was much of a compromiser either, not until the economy was doomed... oops
    What the hell does that have to do with anything? /boggle
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    Re: Palin 'becoming Al Sharpton'?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Um... come to think of it, I have never seen Pam Grier and Sarah Palin in the same room. Have you?
    No...I haven't. Curious.

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