Sarah Palin veered sharply from her usual “lamestream media” and “Obama is destroying America” shtick tonight and suddenly began ranting against Karl Rove and the “GOP machine” that ran the McCain campaign in 2008. That was pretty surprising given that Rove is her colleague and you can pretty much count Fox News, Palin’s employer, as a major part of that GOP machine, if not the actual engine. But the even bigger shocker was that Palin, the poster child for ignorance, lack of experience and who not to choose as a running mate, suggested that if only she had been allowed to blow the whistle on “Obama’s lack of knowledge and job experience” and, of course, Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers, she would have won.
Palin was the lead-off guest on an On The Record special tonight in which host Greta Van Susteren spent an entire hour attacking President Obama over his allegation that Republicans are wasting time over “phony scandals.”
“The bottom line is somethin’s up,” Palin alleged. Not that she had any real information about what that might be. Nor did she explain what she meant when she said the Obama administration is “orchestrating chaos.” Predictably, Van Susteren neither asked for details nor challenged the accusation.
The only fans that aren’t going to bail on this stall play that we’re all observing is still, the media, the mainstream media. They’re gonna stick with this because they’re part of the problem. And it’s going to be to the detriment of the profession of journalism. And it will be to the detriment of a free America as we know it. And we saw what happened back in 2008. I believe that’s when it started when the media decided to just go along to get along with Obama, ingratiating themselves with him and vice versa.
But after those noble sentiments about the “profession of journalism” and “a free America as we know it,” Palin suddenly launched her tirade against Rove and the Republican party establishment - while catapulting herself into the role of would-be Obama vanquisher and America savior.
What we saw was these attempts to destroy the whistleblowers, those who were telling the truth, even in the campaign. Those who were bringing up the name Jeremiah Wright and the racist church that he leads, that Obama was a member of for over 20 years, though I was during the campaign, running for VP, I was banned from talking about Jeremiah Wright and Obama’s friend, Bill Ayers, is the character that he befriended and kicked off his political campaign in the guy’s living room. Couldn’t talk about that. Couldn’t talk about Obama’s lack of knowledge and job experience and the things that, the things that he said like, uh, American had 57 states, things like that.
In the campaign! Greta, this is important for Americans to understand. I was not allowed to talk about things like that because those elitists, those who are the brainiacs in the GOP machine running John McCain’s campaign at the time, said that the media would eat us alive if we brought up these things. So what did that get us, though? What that got us, this kind of complacency and a self-censoring of a campaign where we weren’t allowed to tell the truth about who this candidate was, Barack Obama? What it got us was a list of these scandals.
She held up a large white page of handwritten notes. Mocking Karl Rove’s white board that he often brings to Fox News segments, Palin added, “This is kind of the redneck version of one of those elitist tactics of Karl Rove, how uses his white board, this is the redneck version of the white board and on this lists the scandals that are destroying America, Greta.”
Van Susteren finally interrupted to bring the discussion back to the media and President Obama. But Palin dropped one more ridiculous inanity before she left. “We are the ones doing the job that the media could, should be doing.”
Apparently, in Palin’s mind, appearing during prime time on a national cable news network - while being on the payroll of said news network – doesn’t count as being part of the media.
Something tells me this little rant is not going to go down well with Palin's higher ups.
One more point: she, along with Trump, appear to be the most unself-aware Republicans ever. Palin’s railing at Obama as inexperienced is the height of hilarity. She appears to have learned absolutely nothing from her downfall in ‘08 and it is burning a hole through her similar to her running mate’s experience.
This right wing myth that we liberals are not patriotic as they are is ridiculous. We disagree and vote differently. I’m not a better American than they are, nor do they have a love of country than any of us. We don’t separate those at Arlington National Cemetery by how they voted.
Karl Rove is a liberal ? Oh dear. I feel a really bad case of the giggles coming on.
Yes, it was Schmidt and Wallace who told Palin to shut up (and by the way, Wallace spells her first name Nicolle, not Nicole) but Palin made it clear that Rove is part of the elitist “brainiacs” in the GOP machine.
However, while you are certainly free to disagree with my interpretation, you have no business and one hell of a nerve suggesting liberals are not Americans. You have been permanently banned from this website.
“Showing how STUPID the author of this hate-filled, wildly inaccurate tripe is, Karl Rove is a liberal who is absolutely HATED by Conservatives.”
KKKarl “Turdblossom” Rove is a . . . LIBERAL?
Thanks, Gary; that was too hilarious for a response!!
“On the other hand, Sarah Palin spent almost no money, and just using her golden touch, 75% of her candidates are now in office. She is the “Good Housekeeping Seal” of approval, when it comes to endorsements.”
Proof — once again — that basic math is not the rightwingnut’s strong suit.
In 2010, Lady Blah Blah endorsed 64 total candidates; just over half (33) won — and the majority of those endorsements came AFTER those candidates were already comfortably ahead:
So you think it’s OK, because of politics, to print provable lies about Governor Palin, or anyone else, just because you disagree with their politics? Why am I not surprised.
That’s the difference between liberals and everyone else. If you go to a site for Americans, and someone prints provable lies, even about an anti-American radical like Obama, they will be called out in a New York minute.
Truth matters to Americans, liberals, not so much.
As long as long as your hate is stoked and false notions reinforced, you are a happy little zombie.
You wonder why the American people laugh at liberals, while also looking at them in total disgust? Websites like this, and losers like you are the reason why.
I laugh at you morons who run with this like it’s news though. Palin was raising holy hell in 2008 DURING the election which prompted Schmidt and Wallace, both of whom voted for Obama, to say she “went rogue”!
In her New York Times bestseller, “Going Rogue” Governor Palin talks extensively about the complete malpractice Schmidt and Wallace were engaged in.
Oh, and even in 2008 it was old news that Barack Obama had LONG and DEEP ties to murdering domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. Before getting into politics Obama served on TWO different “education” foundations, really communist front groups, and ran one of them, both created by Bill Ayers.
Obama started his political careerat a fund raiser thrown by terrorist Bill Ayers and his cop killing wife Bernardine Dorhn, in their living room.
Only stupid democrats, but I repeat myself, don’t know Obama’s radical anti-American history.
Showing how STUPID the author of this hate-filled, wildly inaccurate tripe is, Karl Rove is a liberal who is absolutely HATED by Conservatives. He’s one of the reasons the GOP is in so much trouble. Like all liberals, Rove and his ilk are corrupt as hell, and completely useless.
Look at 2012. Rove spent $300 MILLION and got nearly no one elected. All but a couple of his candidates crashed and burned.
On the other hand, Sarah Palin spent almost no money, and just using her golden touch, 75% of her candidates are now in office. She is the “Good Housekeeping Seal” of approval, when it comes to endorsements.
Sarah Palin claims she had info that would have ended Obama’s 2008 run, and she was stopped by…
There is no response to that which excludes repeatedly calling her a retard.
I dunno which is more ironic:
Sarah Palin claiming she was silenced
Sarah Palin talking about someone else’s ignorance
Now, as much as I can’t stand that fat pig turdblossom, he is a little smarter than ignorant teabagger goddess palin. And if turdblossom wanted to be honest, he would admit he knew that palin was ignorant of just about everything. He’d admit that in 2008 he knew the GOPigs got stuck with last choice McLame and then got screwed when McLame picked the ignorant one to be his soulmate…er…I mean running mate. But turdblossom could see that Obama was going to win by a landslide, so he didn’t care about 2008. He was already planning on how to steal the 2012 election for the GOPigs. As much as the ignorant one would like everyone to believe her, everyone knows turdblossom didn’t “silence” her, or even attempt to silence her. By that time he just didn’t care. Nobody tried to silence the ignorant one.
And lastly, ignorant teabagger goddess palin doesn’t know what “whistle blower” means. A whistle blower is someone on the inside who exposes what’s going on inside. She was never inside. ignorant teabagger goddess palin lying and accusing President Obama of being ignorant does not make her a whistle blower. It makes her…well, it just makes her another ignorant teabagger.
Ricky nether you nor the Tundra Tart would know the "truth"if it stole the sterling silver spoon from your last presidential candidates anus and gave it to you to lick clean which you’d unquestioningly do. And she’s not a Governor anymore, she quit halfway into her term.I’d let you have former governor. You seem to mistake studious ignorance for a bunch of P words none of which she’d know.
“The group’s proposed offensive would include hyping the Fast and Furious gun-trafficking controversy, slamming Obama’s record, and touting Benghazi as a full-fledged scandal. " (Mother Jones)
Hmm??? Maybe Sarah wants in the coalition? Here’s what Steve Benen (Maddow Blog) wrote about the coalition: “….but there’s reason to believe these right-wing activists — surprise, surprise — aren’t especially sharp.” Benen goes on to quote MJ saying that the coalition “has no use for Karl Rove’s effort.”
Way to set a lofty goal, caribou barbie!