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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Wow...Walter is engaging in a serious logical fallacy here.

    1) Reagan was someone who intellectuals derided. Reagan was successful.
    2) Palin is also someone who intellectuals derided. Therefore Palin will be just like Reagan!

    Anyone else see the problem here?
    For one, Palin makes Reagan look like a Rhodes scholar.

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Even the far-righties on DP that used to support her a few months ago have now turned their back on her.

    You know why?

    Because Fox news is saying it's okay to do so... Notice how none of her usual apologists on Fox have come to her aide. She must have really pissed a lot of people off over there.

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Not certain. In the short term, I believe it would not happen again. But in the midterm, say, in several years, it is possible. Then again, I think she has found her sweet spot. Being a GOP cheerleader, political insider has its benefits that political office in of itself would not have, and not just in terms of salary.
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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Yes it is over. She would have been an really good candidate if she was inteligent and a good speaker from the begining. But she has absolutly no clue of what is happening in the world. It is good when a candidate seem to be down to the earth like Reagan, but if you are clueless, then it doesn't look good. Secondly, Palin doesn't look down to earth, but more like a celebrity.

    There are other good GOP candidates that can focus on the deficit. The GOP have regained some strength, because the Democrats don't seem to be willing to do anything to reduce the deficit other than increasing taxes.

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Did intellectuals deride GWB?

    He was no Reagan... not even by GOP standards...
    Yes. However, with Reagan and George W. Bush, intellectuals/academics were also used to develop conservative/moderate conservative policies.
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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I just think that the gop pandering to that base is hurting the gop in the long run... but that's my opinion. The Tea Party built their success in part by saying it wasn't about the religious base, but lowering the debt... People tend to care more about issues that affect them, than OMG that woman is in her 40s and has 5 kids because she so profile and loves Jesus.
    The economy becomes a significant issue when it is uniquely positive or negative. When economic affairs are normal and/or at least slightly positive (in comparison toward previous high/low times...not necessarily in comparison with the rest of the world, where we obviously shine), we have the luxury of defining our national character with more gusto. I once made the same mistake with believing that social conservatism would fade with time. These impulses come and go in critical mass popularity, but will always remain with us.
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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Not certain. In the short term, I believe it would not happen again. But in the midterm, say, in several years, it is possible. Then again, I think she has found her sweet spot. Being a GOP cheerleader, political insider has its benefits that political office in of itself would not have, and not just in terms of salary.
    Failing upwards, it's the new American dream.

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Failing upwards, it's the new American dream.
    Well, you're more mocking than I would be. I think if she actually concentrates, she can become the next Newt. Right now, I agree, she feels like a consultant from Entertainment Tonight rather than someone in the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, or Cato.
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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Even the far-righties on DP that used to support her a few months ago have now turned their back on her.

    You know why?

    Because Fox news is saying it's okay to do so... Notice how none of her usual apologists on Fox have come to her aide. She must have really pissed a lot of people off over there.
    You don't even know how utterly ridiculous you come off when you post. You are the HuffPosterchild, par excellance...

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    Re: Is Palin's political career over?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Well, you're more mocking than I would be. I think if she actually concentrates, she can become the next Newt.
    Newt has a brain. He misuses it, but he has one.

    She thinks Africa is a country.


    Right now, I agree, she feels like a consultant from Entertainment Tonight rather than someone in the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, or Cato.
    If Palin were to join a think tank, she would be in charge of figuring out if Mamma Grizzlies crap in the woods.

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