Palin Worshipers Won’t Give Up


It’s really hard to imagine a more delusional group of people than the folks at Conservatives4Palin. They’re actually going to be buying a TV ad in Iowa urging Palin to reconsider her decision not to run because the country so desperately needs her leadership:

You’ll be able to see the ad that will be shown on televisions on KCAU-TV across the Sioux City, Iowa market on this blog and on youtube when it goes up next week. If you have any ideas on how to get this story more attention, let us know and feel free to push it yourself to people who may be interested. The target date for this ad going up is now November 29th as the Thanksgiving holidays pushed our initial target date of November 28th back. At the very latest, we expect to get it up on the Sioux City market on the 30th.

What we do next after the television ad goes up is a more difficult question. If this ad is able to build some momentum for the Governor, the best way to keep that momentum going may be to commission a national GOP primary poll that includes the Governor as one of the options. We’ll see if it’s possible given our resources. We’re open to other ideas but the greatest challenge may be that time is running short for her to reconsider.

No, the real challenge is your complete lack of sanity. Imagine how crazy someone has to be to still, at this late date, think that Sarah Palin is worthy of running a Jack in the Box night shift, much less the country.

Comments

  1. Mr Ed says

    The target date for this ad going up is now November 29th as the Thanksgiving holidays pushed our initial target date of November 28th back.

    Did the holiday take them by surprise? In Palin world this wouldn’t be to surprising.

  2. Aquaria says

    They’re actually going to be buying a TV ad in Iowa urging Palin to reconsider her decision not to run because the country so desperately needs her leadership

    For what?

    Destroying the country once and for all?

    We’ve already had one narcissistic, amiable dunce in the White House, and we still haven’t recovered from that misfortune. To have another one would be the death knell.

  3. jacobfromlost says

    What is worse than their belief that she would make a good president…

    …is there belief that she ever wanted to be president in the first place. All the woman ever wanted was the insinuation of becoming president so she could make lots and lots of money. That has been clear all the way back to 2008 when SNL did the skit about her “going rogue” and selling t-shirts for 2012. Now they have incontrovertible evidence that that is all she ever wanted (the GOP candidates are so very bad that one couldn’t ASK for better circumstances), and they still insist on supporting her for president.

    Must feel better than accepting the fact that you were used by an opportunist who was only ever interested in making money off your wrongheaded support.

  4. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    We’ve already had one narcissistic, amiable dunce in the White House, and we still haven’t recovered from that misfortune. To have another one would be the death knell.

    Not to mention that if you want a narcissistic, amiable dunce, the current Republican field already gives you that option.

  5. Michael Heath says

    I do not miss the tummy-cringing effects Sarah Palin has on me every single time I consider her words.

    I also do not ignore the ginormous impact she’s had on the conservative movement and Republican party, an impact which still causes us harm. In fact every single GOP candidate has adopted at least some of her notable attributes with the exception of Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul. That includes even Gov. Gary Johnson who promises to eradicate the budget deficit in his first budget, which appears to exceed even Sarah Palin’s ignorance and delusion when it comes to both simple arithmetic and magical thinking.

  6. Reginald Selkirk says

    The target date for this ad going up is now November 29th as the Thanksgiving holidays pushed our initial target date of November 28th back.

    You gotta feel sympathy for them about this. Thanksgiving just came out of nowhere, who could have foreseen it?

  7. says

    Randomfactor, unfortunately there’s just one tiny, eensy weensy, little problem with your scenario. It’s called “The South.”*
    As a Georgian, every day I believe more and more that Lincoln should have just said: “Fuck it!”
    These people are capable of either denying or explaining away (gotcha question!), to themselves at least, all the stupid that’s excreted from Palin’s mouth.
    I know these people well, and they would back a ticket of Hitler and Stalin before they’d vote for the ni**er — er I mean Muslim, communist, atheist, Kenyan Nazi.

    * Not saying that Obama — short of being filmed raping little white boys on the White House lawn — would lose that election, just that it would not be a sweep.

  8. says

    This is the sort of thing that gets brought by people who suggest alternatives to democratic government. I have to admit it’s getting harder to make convincing counter-arguments.

  9. says

    Michael Heath:

    “…which appears to exceed even Sarah Palin’s ignorance and delusion when it comes to both simple thinking and magical arithmetic.”

    Sorry, it works just as well that way.

    Well, it appears that there might be a fresh infusion of teh burnin’ stoopits available to support Palin. Poor Spermin’Herman Cain is goin’ down in flames–a lady claims he had a 13 year affair with her and he’s “reassessing moving forward”. Fuckin’ loonz.

    Ed, I think we need a new descriptive label for the malady that affects those folks who continue to support mendacious, malicious, moronic messiahs like St. Sarah of Wasilla. I’m thinkin’ “Battered Constituent Syndrome”.

  10. says

    “Battered Constituent Syndrome”.

    We already have a term for those people: “Fucking morons.”
    The problem is how to decrease their propensity to support right wing authoritarian loons who would at the least wreck our economy for decades, and at worst destroy civilization — legally and without violence.

  11. d cwilson says

    It’s really hard to imagine a more delusional group of people than the folks at Conservatives4Palin.

    Ron Paul’s supporters make a close second, though.

  12. d cwilson says

    We already have a term for those people: “Fucking morons.”
    The problem is how to decrease their propensity to support right wing authoritarian loons who would at the least wreck our economy for decades, and at worst destroy civilization — legally and without violence.

    There isn’t. We can write off trying to reach the Fox generation on anything. They’re happy in their little bubble made of hate and propaganda. No facts will ever be allowed to penetrate the minds of anyone who can say, “Keep your government hands off my Medicare” with a straight face. The only thing we can hope for is that demographics take care of them before the singularity arrives and we all get uploaded into the Matrix.

  13. cheesynougats says

    “Imagine how crazy someone has to be to still, at this late date, think that Sarah Palin is worthy of running a Jack in the Box night shift, much less the country.”

    As someone who runs a quick-service restaurant, I am insulted by this. Based on everything we have seen over the last 2 Presidents, it takes a far lower intellect to do that job than it does to run a fast-food place. I don’t think I would trust Bush Jr. or Obama as my assistants, much less running a store.

  14. bahrfeldt says

    In the Palinista website “Conservatives4Palin” they have been pushing “reconsideration” since she decided money uber alles.
    Plenty of God’s-Chosen-Candidate in the comments, not surprisingly. My favorite, presumably still up (I’m at work, little time to waste checking), is the sub-theme “10.3”, apparently there was something about she would only run if there was a magnitude 10.3 earthquake, and the faithful point out there were recently a 4.6 (in Oklahoma?) and a 5.7 (in Texas?. God truly wants her to run, even if he didn’t actually produce a 10.3 (should point out that the power of a 4.6 added to the power of a 5.7 would still be virtually infinitesimal compared to a 10.3)

  15. Pieter B says

    democommie:

    I think we need a new descriptive label for the malady that affects those folks who continue to support mendacious, malicious, moronic messiahs like St. Sarah of Wasilla.

    You left out “meretricious.”

  16. carollynn says

    But remember that Palin was very clear that she would not accept “a GOP nomination.” She said nothing about not riding a rising tide of support for herself as the nominee from a third party. I see this as the first salvo of that delusion. I would not chuckle gleefully if she split the vote.

  17. shouldbeworking says

    Sarah plain could be the teabag party’s nomination. But with her record, she might turn it down because she prefers coffee.

  18. fastlane says

    We already have a term for those people: “Fucking morons.”
    The problem is how to decrease their propensity to support right wing authoritarian loons who would at the least wreck our economy for decades, and at worst destroy civilization

    I got a great idea!!

    — legally and without violence.

    Oh…nevermind. =D

  19. says

    The target date for this ad going up is now November 29th as the Thanksgiving holidays pushed our initial target date of November 28th back.

    It is hard to understand how this major holiday caught them by surprise. After all, it was in all the newspapers.

    Oh.

  20. Vall says

    “I don’t think I would trust Bush Jr. or Obama as my assistants, much less running a store.”

    Cheesynougat, I wouldn’t trust Palin to change a dollar, but c’mon, both Bush and Obama have shown leadership skills. I don’t like most of what Bush did, but he had some moments. I wish Obama would flex a little more while the republican crazy is at eleven, but he is light years ahead of Palin in the ability department.

  21. ttch says

    Since the Evangelical Republican base is avoiding Mormon Romney like the plague and the other candidates are unfathomably stupid or otherwise unelectable, it’s possible that no candidate will enter the Republican convention with enough delegates to win: A deadlocked convention.

    In that case you can expect to see the arrival of new candidate, a virtuous maiden on a white horse: Sarah Palin.

    (The White Horse, or Pale(in) Horse, is ridden by the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. It symbolizes Conquest, or Victory.)

    Palin’s staying out of the race so far has kept her cluelessness out of the papers while her opponents’ stammering and lying has been exposed through time and debates. Tea Party-leaning delegates will flock to her immediately. Enough of the remainder will follow. In this scenario her staying out of the primary race will have paid off.

    Also in my opinion, if Palin is nominated, she will not participate in any televised debates run by the “lame-stream” media. She will announce this during her acceptance speech. She’ll have plenty of money for television advertising: All negative, all the time (okay, with a little hagiography thrown in). Her campaign will buy up as much as possible of the TV ad block time scheduled to air just before the election, and as soon as possible, within days of her nomination.

    The Republican base will turn out in force. The Democratic base, weary of continuing recession and uninspired by the “change” that was more of the same, will stay home. The result…?

    Don’t discount Palin this election cycle.

  22. Trebuchet says

    @ttch: I think she’s actually planning on that! Among the deluded in this country who believe Palin would be the greatest president the country has ever seen is Sarah herself. She just doesn’t want to work for it.

  23. quagmire says

    Personally I would be delighted to see Palin enter the race. Heck – I’d probably vote for her in the primary, and I think you should, too. I think she’d make a great nominee for the Republicans, don’t you? Come on, guys, she’d be a great choice to run against Obama! Right? You do agree, don’t you?

  24. Ichthyic says

    question:

    When W was elected, it was pretty clear Cheney & Co. were pulling his strings.

    If Palin is elected, who would really be running the administration?

    Who would be the at the head of her advisers?

    because that is who would really be President, not Palin.

  25. bubba707 says

    If they want an Alaskan at least pick one that has proven to be able to finish something difficult like Lance Mackey who won the Iditarod 4 times.

  26. Modusoperandi says

    d cwilson “It’s really hard to imagine a more delusional group of people than the folks at Conservatives4Palin. Ron Paul’s supporters make a close second, though.”
    To be fair, most of Ron Paul’s crew don’t have a lifetime of ignorance to draw on.

  27. Azkyroth says

    On the other hand, a 50-state landslide for the Democrats has some appeal…

    Will it be worth having to put up with the resurgence of excruciatingly unfunny “drilling in Alaska” jokes in the meantime?

  28. Aquaria says

    I also do not ignore the ginormous impact she’s had on the conservative movement and Republican party, an impact which still causes us harm. In fact every single GOP candidate has adopted at least some of her notable attributes with the exception of Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul.

    Palin is a direct descendent of elevating the stupid and dishonest that has been the GOP calling card since 1980.

    I guess you missed George W Bush? Or your hero, Reagan? Reagan–the guy who said that trees cause pollution? George “There’s no word of entrepreneur in French” Bush? These were not the sharpest knives in the drawer, and worse, they were idiots who told flaming lies as naturally as they breathed.

    She’s only continuing a grand GOP tradition of appealing to flaming morons by being one herself.

  29. Michael Heath says

    ttch:

    Don’t discount Palin this election cycle.

    We can easily discount her. The expiration dates for filing in the earliest states to run in their primaries have since passed. She has no money. She’s demonstrated zero ability to raise money. She can’t withstand scrutiny. And her own party has repeatedly been polled with close to majority claiming she’s not qualified in some of those polls. There’s no way the power brokers would favor her if the party ended-up with a brokered national convention in ’12. Besides, they have rules regarding how to assign delegate votes from the primaries.

    That horse left the barn a good long while ago, i.e., winning the GOP nomination as their presidential nominee, when she quit as governor. Because there’s no feasible way for her to win, we can safely assume this was why Ms. Palin was so bitter and demeaning towards the office of the presidency when she announced she wouldn’t run several weeks ago.

    Since the 2008 election our risk has instead been Ms. Palin maneuvering herself into position to force a so-called moderate like Mitt Romney to nominate her as her as their VP running date to bring the base vote out. That’s a marriage even the presidential nominee would equate as extortion.

  30. slc1 says

    Re Michael Heath @ #33

    What makes Mr. Michael Heath believe that Romney wouldn’t nominate Palin as his vice-presidential running mate if he thought that it would attract the tea baggers and the born agains and was the only way he could win? With Romney, winning isn’t everything, its the only thing.

  31. Michael Heath says

    Me earlier:

    I also do not ignore the ginormous impact she’s had on the conservative movement and Republican party, an impact which still causes us harm. In fact every single GOP candidate has adopted at least some of her notable attributes with the exception of Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul.

    Aquaria responds:

    I guess you missed George W Bush? Or your hero, Reagan?

    I perceive this as one of many examples of where your opposition to another tribe’s leaders has you emotionally reacting in a way that has reason no where to be found.

    I’ve wrote hundreds of comment posts in Ed’s venue that were highly critical of President Bush. Some of those argued we can already assign him to being one of the worst presidents ever while also predicting his legacy will only get worse given his pivotal and catastrophic role in the U.S.’s “business as usual” approach to climate change and the reinforcement that no Republican can ever raise taxes, they can only cut taxes. So no, I’ve haven’t missed President Bush contrary to your sarcasm. I’d instead put my body of comment posts up relative to anyone else’s in my attempts to make compelling arguments on why he was so incredibly horrible as president and as a person.

    In addition we can also demonstrate an enormous difference between Sarah Palin’s capabilities and Mr. Bush’s. Just because they share some common conservative attributes doesn’t make them both equally stupid, incompetent, and evil. Ms. Palin is clearly in another league which was exactly my point. In fact what we encounter is an extension into new territory for Republicans. Thomas Frank’s thesis presented in What’s the Matter with Kansas revealed how the merging of plutocrats with socially conservative populists allowed people like Mr. Bush to become political leaders; where President Bush is the standard-bearer politician described in Mr. Franks book. Ms. Palin on the on the other hand is a political leader equivalent to very the social conservative populist-base that supported politicos like Mr. Bush. Mr. Bush, an obviously intellectually lazy man who only identified with his cohorts, is far beyond Ms. Palin’s incompetencies and delusions; he played the base, she is the base.

    Lastly, while Sarah Palin has attempted to project onto herself President Reagan’s legacy and Margaret Thatcher’s as well, only delusional ideologues would argue all three are conservative gods or on the left, conservative devils. To do so requires the denial of much of our history, something I always strive to never do, unlike you Aquaria who repeatedly seek out anecdotes to support your arguments rather than framing your criticism within the full weight of Ronald Reagan’s entire record, even after this is pointed out to you (a sure mark something other than reason is at play). As I’ve repeatedly pointed out before, I will take Mr. Reagan on the full bulk of his words and his record in its entirety, which was certainly mixed with successes along with some embarrassing failures as well – just like all presidents though he was generally more successful than most governors and presidents.

  32. Chris from Europe says

    Re nominating Palin as running mate:
    One shouldn’t forget the group of salivating hacks posing as journalists.

  33. Michael Heath says

    slc1:

    What makes Mr. Michael Heath believe that Romney wouldn’t nominate Palin as his vice-presidential running mate if he thought that it would attract the tea baggers and the born agains and was the only way he could win?

    I didn’t argue otherwise. I only noted a moderate nominee would do so only if they felt forced to do so to win. Everyone in the GOP power circles knows that Sarah Palin is an embarrassment they wish would go away with the exception of The Weekly Standard run by the always wrong Bill Kristol. My goodness, John McCain’s own presidential campaign managers trashed her after the ’08 election. Romney would obviously prefer having someone from his own crew to govern with him, not a joke like Sarah Palin.

    I do think a Romney win in ’12 will produce a very different candidate than if Romney had won in ’08. In ’08 it was clear his desire to be president had him completely immersed in winning the election rather than preparing to govern, an approach equivalent to Bush in 2000. However in the three debates I’ve encountered over the past couple of months it’s now evident Mr. Romney’s been studying up for the job and actually has a far more informed perspective on the role of the president. Of course this doesn’t mean you’re wrong he’d do anything to win, however I do think if he seeks out red meat for the base he’s going to do everything he can to avoid a complete nut like Palin or Michele Bachman for that matter.

    One of the more interesting arguments I’ve seen about who Romney would pick goes along this line. Romney has an advantage over Obama with white middle-aged college-educated voters, Obama needs more of that vote to win since young liberals can’t be counted-on to turn-out because there fantasy of Obama didn’t turn-out. A Palin-like nomination would hurt Romney with this group of voters. Obama has an advantage with Hispanics, which Romney needs. So if Romney were to make the same stupid type of pick that McCain did by looking only at demographics rather than picking the best person to run the country if they can’t, Sen. Marco Rubio is looking mighty tasty. He’s a brown Sarah Palin without the histrionics.

  34. Michael Heath says

    I should note that I don’t think Gov. Romney will pick anyone as inexperienced as Marco Rubio. I think we’ll see a respected conservative with foreign policy credentials nominated, or a respected conservative female. The problem with the latter is they’re mostly not sufficiently anti-abortion which amplifies Romney’s regression in that area.

    For the good of the country and the entertainment value I’d like to see him nominate Gov. Huntsman if he wins the bid. This act alone might move all the conservative rage against Muslims over to Mormons. Heads would explode, in 3D!

  35. sezme says

    Didja notice the subtitle on the Conservatives4Palin web site: “Just the Facts”. Jebus, what a set of loons.

  36. says

    Michael Heath:

    It appears that Marco Rubio suffers from that curious GOP malady, “Lying Fuckbagitis Syndrome”. His folks, apparently, left Cuba BEFORE Castro came to power, not after. He of course spins it that he didn’t have all of the documents*. More to the point, he didn’t know that others could find them. Another lying republican, quelle sooprize!

    * This sounds like complete horseshit. The Cubans who have been in Miami since Castro came to power are the movers and shakers and I’m thinking that they would take a dim view of poseurs who skedaddled before they were run out on rail.

  37. says

    To be fair, most of Ron Paul’s crew don’t have a lifetime of ignorance to draw on.

    To be fair, yes, actually, they do. Most of the paultards show exactly the same willful ignorance as the teatards, to the point where it’s often hard to tell which Republican moron they’re actually supporting. That’s because they’re all sockpuppets with the same controlling hand in their nether regions.

  38. martinc says

    Aquarius @ 32: While I think GWB is the dumbest president in living memory, it’s probably not a good idea to call him “an idiot who told flaming lies” and then include the myth of the “French don’t have a word for entrepreneur” quote, which sounded too good to be true to me the first time I heard it, largely because I don’t think GWB would ever use words that long and that foreign.

    Reference:

    http://www.snopes.com/quotes/bush.asp

  39. martinc says

    I don’t get it. Why spend big money televising in IOWA an ad designed to encourage a woman who doesn’t live there to run for President? Wouldn’t it be more effective (and a darn sight cheaper) to just send her a letter?

    Do they think television has a magical effect that will just somehow get to everywhere? Television as the New Prayer … hmmm, that leads to another thought. Why don’t they just cut out the middleman and make a television ad aimed directly to God:

    “Dear God. Please come back. We’re really sorry we killed your son, and we’re glad he got better. It won’t happen again.”

  40. Modusoperandi says

    Raging Bee, to be fair I meant that Ron Paul’s followers tend to be younger and have their whole lives ahead of them to hopefully learn to not be ignorant, while Teabaggers spent their whole lives wallowing in it. (Now, since I’m the Liberal Media, I have to add a dose of false equivalence by mentioning that I went to an Occupy Wall Street protest and one of the protesters was dumb. And also he had a bongo. It wasn’t a good, conservative bongo either)

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