Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Is Sarah Palin a QUITTER?

altI couldn't help but wonder that during THESE HARD TIMES, Does Sarah Palin set a good or a BAD EXAMPLE  for the people of the United States?

When the GOING GETS TOUGH, Sarah GETS GOING. That seems to be ONE of Sarah's biggest perception problems with the public. The ONE that I will discuss today.

Sarah Palin, resigned from her Governorship, half way through her term. She sited personal reasons for doing so including the pressure of ongoing investigations against her in Alaska.

In an economy with many people loosing their jobs, I have to say, Palin for me, doesn't cut the mustard.

Not a very good example in a bad economy. Where people are being laid off from jobs that maybe were tough for them as well. Jobs they wish they still had. Many wish they had ANY job. Palin has not been a very good role model for them in this economy.

By her example, If you find that you are under to much pressure in your job, her message to America is, JUST QUIT. That's the message that Palin sent to Americans when she left her commitment to the citizens of Alaska.

Tired of that mortgage payment? Your house worth less than the money you owe on it? Is the pressure getting to you? JUST WALK AWAY from your commitment to the bank. Just like Palin did with her commitment as Governor.

A better example, would have been TO STAY and finish her term Fight those allegations that she felt were false. She could have. SHE DIDN'T. She in my opinion, took the EASY WAY OUT. The path of least resistance.

The job of the President of the United States, is to important to hand over to someone who is weak under pressure and takes commitments lightly.

82 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ouch!

DanL said...

LOL, is the earth round? Does it revolve around the Sun? Those claims once stirred up debate as well. But Copernicus will always be a bigger footnote in history than C4P.

larry said...

She can never be President. We can't have someone who will walk away when things get tough.

Anonymous said...

Look at Palin now, Everything she does is scripted. She so afraid of failure again, that she refuses to put herself in those positions. Just look at her interviews.

A President faces the chance of failure every day. It's how you handle it that separates the men from the wimps.

OhioJOE said...

She resigned rather than have the Alaskan tax-payers for Ms. McLeod's shenanigans. What is funny is that the Romneyites are so hung up on Mrs. Palin's resignation, but they are not bothered by the fact that the Democrat Senators from WI went AWOL and buggered off to IL. But I guess it is OK if Democrats quit?

BOSMAN said...

OJ,

Are we to judge Palin using the standards used to judge Democrats? Shouldn't ours be HIGHER?

salty said...

Is Ohio Joe really comparing Palin to Democrats? Like, What's Good for The Democrats is good for Republicans (Palin)?

DanL said...

OJ, can you read minds? How do you know if Romney supporters didn't care about the WI legislators? Regardless, that comparison is a false equivalency. Those legislators aren't running for president. I can't vote for or against them as I don't live in WI.

ConMan said...

Bravo Bosman!

I've been waiting for someone to bring up Sarah Palin's MAJOR CHARACTER FLAW!

Anonymous said...

Bosman, with all due respect...this is one of the most stupid, vindictive posts I have ever read on your site. I mean, the entire thesis is illogical and it lacks any intellectual honesty by not explaining the full reason for her resignation.

Under your examples, you state that Palin is a bad example for quitting, yet a true analogy would include that the job the person is currently working costs them more money than it pays. Or the mortgage that these hypothetical people might default on, due to Palin's example, would bankrupt them if they continued with it.

This post reeks of ROS Bosman not the RightSpeak Bosman I have grown to respect. I assume that Paul Ryan's statement got under your skin so you're deciding to take your anger and sadness out on Palin...that is so ridiculous that you should be embarrassed by it. Sure you'll get some giggles from the peanut gallery...I guess that's enough for you?

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

evermind, I get it...its not about Ryan...it's because RW posted a comic about MassCare and ObamaCare being similar and that Romney looks disingenuous by calling Obama's plan bad...whatever floats your boat I guess. I thought you were wittier than that.

jerseyrepublican

OhioJOE said...

" How do you know if Romney supporters didn't care about the WI legislators? Regardless, that comparison is a false equivalency." Well, first off, Mr. Romney has been the least vocal of the major candidates on WI. But, yes it is a false equivalency, Mrs. Palin did not continue to collect a pay check like the clowns in WI. Further, there was no reason for them to leave. Nobody was tieing up the government with false charges against them.

Right Wingnut said...

Jersey, I didn't post the comic until I saw this post!

BOSMAN said...

Obviously JR you seem to feel that somehow Romney's State Plan is responsible for Obama's unconstitutional National Plan.

Obama is making the same comparison. I'd say you're in good company, but you're not.

If some Republicans want to discuss what they feel are Romney's warts, I think the other potential candidates warts are fair game and should be discussed as well.

OhioJOE said...

"...it's because RW posted a comic about MassCare and ObamaCare" BINGO, they have to lash out, because they cannot defend MAcare.

Anonymous said...

Well Bosman, I guess it is fair game...in vindictive land. I actually don't care if it inspired it. All I know is that that's what Obama is saying...if it did or didn't is irrelevant. If you noticed, I was actually giving options for Romney to get out of this mess. I guarantee you that explaining Palin's resignation will be a lot easier than explaining MassCare. But again if you want to play silly little games, on your site, hey by all means...

jereyrepublican

OhioJOE said...

"Obviously JR you seem to feel that somehow Romney's State Plan is responsible for Obama's unconstitutional National Plan." And Jersey is correct!

Anonymous said...

RW, really? So, Bosman is actually so pissed that Ryan said that about MassCare/ObamaCare that he decided to let out his anger on something completely off topic...okay.

In the spirit of analogies...that type of behavior is like a guy who hates his job and his boss, so after a bad day at work, he comes home and punches his wife because she didn't cook his meat properly.

Yes, Bosman, you are the one wearing the wife beater in this analogy.

jerseyrepublican

BOSMAN said...

OJ,

""Obviously JR you seem to feel that somehow Romney's State Plan is responsible for Obama's unconstitutional National Plan." And Jersey is correct!'

HaHaHaHa!
I'll take you as a non-Romney fan.

OJ, let me ask you this. With the little coverage that Romney gets on TV vs Palin and if everyone hates Romney and MA Health care, WHY ARE PALIN'S NUMBERS SO BAD and HIS SO GOOD?

Anonymous said...

Once and for all---DO POLLS, THIS FAR OUT MATTER. It seems, on this site, the Romney supporters only believe polls matter when Romney is ahead in them. Which is weird, because even when Romney is ahead in Fox News Poll they berate Fox News. Let's settle this once and for all.

jerseyrepublican

Ann said...

I to feel that this is a major hurdle for Palin to overcome.

I'd be afraid that as President, she may not be able to handle the pressure. Then what would we do?

Dave said...

Yes!

DanL said...

There is plenty of room for argument on this topic. And obviously, I am of the school that Palin is a quitter. But in deference to being friendly to OJ, Jersey, and RW, I will exit this argument. We can all come together to bash Huck, though.

DanL said...

Oh, and I find the dueling pictures pretty entertaining.

Anonymous said...

I think if Palin supporters don't think this is important and won't come up on the campaign trail if Palin decides to run, are kidding themselves.

zeke

Anonymous said...

I guess the little Rombots panties are in a bunch because Ryan had the nerve to criticize their Master. Part of me would be so happy if Romney lost the nomination because all you little Rombots would be so sad. It would be kinda fun to rub your faces in it....then again, I am a better person than that.

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

I think Palin had to quit, and not for the same reasons as her fans. She had to quit because staying was going to be worse for her reputation and future ambitions than leaving--if you can imagine that. She was heading downhill, and by her own admission "hated this job". It showed. She was failing fast. She had a perfect out--the ethics charges. She took it and got out of Dodge.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Dear OJ. Why do you always assume that Romney supporters never have a problem with Democrats? This site is about the GOP in 2012, not about the silly Democrats.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Another thing, OJ. Romney has not been the least vocal about WI/Walker. He fully supports them, and has donated money as well.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

AJR - I'm not...

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

zeke, I don't believe any Palin supporter has ever said that it will not be mentioned on the campaign trail, I know it will be. I also know that her reasonings can be easily explained in both interview and debate format. Romney, on the other hand, has been attempting to show the differences between MassCare and ObamaCare for almost a year now, yet it hasn't gone away. Palin's reasons are easier to explain than Romney's.

jerseyrepublican

BOSMAN said...

A.J.R.,

"I guess the little Rombots panties are in a bunch because Ryan had the nerve to criticize their Master...."

Nah!

It was because you guys were having so much fun wallowing in it.

Can't we wallow in some mud as well?

Anonymous said...

Jersey, why do you think Romney's poll numbers are higher than Palin's? Do you think it has anything to do with credibility, or has Palin just been picked on too much?

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Bos,

You Rombots (with your superiority attitude) are the masters of wallowing in the mud. I always find it funny when the Rombots cry and complain like little wittle babies. I hope your thin skin can take it when the Democrats and their media lap dogs launch their broadside at Romney.

A.J.R.

A.J.R.

BOSMAN said...

A.J.R.,

"I hope your thin skin can take it when the Democrats and their media lap dogs launch their broadside at Romney.'


HaHaHaHa!

Thanks A.J.R. for helping us prepare!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bos, you need to do this more often. I like it when your pissed.

Anonymous said...

Bosman,

Some people just don't get you.

-Martha

Right Wingnut said...

I don't care if Bos does this, as long as he's OK with what I'm prepared to post over the next several months. I have dozens of topics ready to go on Mitt's flip-flops. I don't know when I'll start posting them. It depends...

BOSMAN said...

Fire away RWN,

I've saved all 300+ of my ROS posts.

Like you, I don't know when I'll start reposting them either!

Noelle said...

I have to chuckle a little when I see Palin supporters accuse Romney supporters of being thin-skinned. There is the pot calling the kettle black if I ever saw it. I won't deny that there are probably some thin-skinned Romney supporters out there, but when it comes to whining and complaining when their champion is under attack the Palin supporters put the rest of us to shame.

I saw this post right before I had to leave and I almost posted a comment saying "Bosman just had to kick the hornets nest." I came home a couple of hours later and was not surprised at all to see the comments posted here.

Anonymous said...

Bosman,
I know this is off topic, but you might like to know that Aron posted the GOP 2012 PPP Rhode Island results and (as I expected) your guy won the poll with my guy in a distant 2nd place (Newt 3rd and Sarah 4th)
http://argojournal.blogspot.com/2011/03/poll-watch-ppp-d-2012-rhode-island.html

Granny T with too much to do to sign in.

BOSMAN said...

Thanks Granny!

Anonymous said...

your all idiots, romney and palin are both going home. someone else will win the gop nom. guarantee!!!

Anonymous said...

Noelle, the difference is that the Palin supporters actually discuss policy...when we criticize Romney it is based on policy decisions and how they may affect his Presidential aspirations. Romney supporters use Democratic talking points that lack both substance and intellectual honesty. Rombots won't even admit that MassCare/ObamaCare comparison will be an issue in the elections...except maybe for Martha...I think she has agreed it could be a problem for him.

jerseyrepublican

Noelle said...

I'm a Romney supporter, and I have said that I understand that the MA health care plan is an issue. I don't think it should be because I'm pretty confident that any Republican president would support the repeal of Obama's health care reform.

Regarding policy, I would happily take Romney's record of success over any other GOP potential candidate. When you look at the entire picture, his success in business, his success in the 2002 Olympics, his success as the governor of Massachusetts, his success in raising money with his PAC and helping the Republican candidates in 2010, I am pleased as all get out to support Mitt Romney for president in 2012.

Anonymous said...

Bos,

Oh boy, more anti-Palin snark from a lame, dead website. When did ROS die anyway? Oh yeah, soon after the Palin supporters were banned by Pollman. You Rombots should be a bit nicer to us. Without the Palin supporters to kick around so your thin skinned little egos can feel superior to rest of us drooling idiots...things wouldn't be nearly as interesting around here. Palin attack stories can only go so far with just the Rombot lemmings chiming in.

I can see it now, Bossman pulls up one his classics Palin sucks arguments from ROS. Here are some of the five comments:

1) So right Bos!!!

zeke

2) Your awesome Bos!!! Palin would lose all 50 states by 150 zillion votes.

ConMan

3) Palin is Satan.

Ellie


Sounds like a fun time to me.

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

AJR, If this site is so lame, why are you here?

MITT 12 said...

A.J.R.,

What the F#@K are you talking about?

How are Romney supporters acting more superior?
Perhaps putting forth better arguments in support of their candidate?

I'd like a Palin supporter to post a thread about Why Palin is the best choice and most qualified to be President.

I won't hold my breath waiting.

You guys will just continue to whine when any of Palin's many flaws are brought up.

Grow up, Or write something with some substance.

Anonymous said...

Anon,

Never said this site is lame. I said ROS was lame. At least Right Speak doesn't ban anyone...yet. At the very least Anon, I can sign my name after a comment.

MITT 12,

I also never said that all Romney supporters act superior. I will grow up when certain Rombots grow up and stop having temper tantrums when their hero gets criticized by Paul Ryan. Bosman only lashed out because his feeling were hurt by Ryan. What better person to lash out at than Palin....every Rombots favorite punching bag. By the way MITT, if you every read anything from jerseyrepublican, you would learn many good things about Palin. I won't hold my breath for you to do that. I will give you a little credit....at least you did sign your name.

A.J.R.

MITT 12 said...

"if you every read anything from jerseyrepublican, you would learn many good things about Palin.'


I'm waiting for some Palin supporter to write something of substance about Palin. Something more than, I like what she says. Or, I like what she stands for.

Those were the same issues that many Republicans had with Obama supporters. They couldn't explain why they liked him other than feelings. Look what we got.

Anonymous said...

I agree with MITT 12,

Rather than telling us why Romney is the wrong choice, tell us Why Palin is the right choice and back it up with substance.

ellie said...

she quit. She did not save the good folks of AK one thin dime. She quit not to save bucks, but to MAKE bucks.

AND, I have never said Palin was Satan. Palin is female, Satan is not. ;)

Bill589 said...

BOSMAN, stay better than the Left. Lying like this should be beneath you.

Everybody here knows why Palin resigned. And she’s been leading the fight against Obama’s socialism, so she’s been working harder, certainly, than any other possible presidential candidate. This is one reason why Palin is the right choice for President.

BOSMAN, this should be beneath you. It’s one thing for the Left to lie. But when someone, supposedly on the Right lies, it is much worse.

Revolution 2010 said...

Bill said,

"Everybody here knows why Palin resigned."


Is that like, Everybody here knows Romney is not responsible for Obamacare?

hamaca said...

Palin is a great choice, because she has a conservative core that is not beholden to anyone anywhere. She has executive experience--I wouldn't care if it was 3 months, she has more than most any senator or congressman.

She holds people accountable--just ask the former Alaskan officials she put in jail--Republicans at that. If you're trying to protect your turf, watch out. She's not afraid of approaching things in an unconventional manner, e.g. screw the policies and procedures and "the way we've always done things".

She doesn't need expertise in every detail of government, because she'd rather get rid of much of it anyway. Her perspective is one of just get out of the way and let people do their own thing--a bit libertarian even.

Last, but not least, I believe she has more respect for Romney, his capabilities, and even his record than most of her supporters do.

Revolution 2010 said...

"she’s been leading the fight against Obama’s socialism, so she’s been working harder, certainly, than any other possible presidential candidate. This is one reason why Palin is the right choice for President."

This reminds me of the song, "Feelings". You call that statement SUBSTANCE?

Bill589 said...

ellie, Palin saved AK a lot of money by resigning. She made AK a lot of money before that. And even after that with her AK tourist commercial, commonly called SPAK.

PDS is bad with some on this sight.

Bill589 said...

Jersey republican is exactly right.
Left wing talking points, sources such as Huff, and Salon - these are what it appears Rombots use to argue against Palin. Palinistas tend to not make it personal about Mitt, but comment on what they disagree with with his policies.

I don’t think Mitt would want his supporters behaving like the Alinsky Left.
They should represent who they support, and Mitt is better than this.

Revolution 2010 said...

"even after that with her AK tourist commercial, commonly called SPAK."

Gee, I never thought of that one. Romney never made a commercial. I guess, that's it.

Bill589 said...

Revolution 2010
Her leading the fight against Obama’s socialist policies is a lot more substantial than Mitt remaining silent while the country is being harmed.

It’s easy to find Sarah’s policy positions. Start at her Facebook page if you truly are interested. And while there, you can thank her and the TPM for your screen name.

Bill589 said...

hamaca
I agree with you on everything in your last comment, including that Sarah has more respect for Mitt than many of her supporters do. I also have a lot of respect for Mitt, and will certainly vote for him over Obama. But now I support Sarah in the primaries.

Anonymous said...

hamaca,

Of all the Romney supporters on this site, you have always been my favorite one. You are always fair and respectful. I would not be surprised if Palin respected Romney and his capabilities. I also think Romney shows (and has) far more respect for Palin than most of the Rombots on this site. In fact, I show Romney far more respect than most of the Rombots show Palin.

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

MITT 12 said...
"if you every read anything from jerseyrepublican, you would learn many good things about Palin.'

"I'm waiting for some Palin supporter to write something of substance about Palin. Something more than, I like what she says. Or, I like what she stands for."

MITT,

The above comment proves my point. You have never read anything that jerseyrepublican has ever said about Palin. If you had, you would have known that he always makes good arguments (with substance) on why he supports her. I'll cut you a break though, you were probably just too busy gazing into Romney's dreamy eyes to read any of that. I'll let you get back to that.

A.J.R.

MIKE 12 said...

Booh hooh...Booh hooh....

Pass me the crying cup. How dare you point out Palin's flaws.

You just don't understand her like we do. She's perfect. More perfect than Mitt Romney.

Right Wingnut said...

I'm amazed that a bunch of folks who don't believe Palin is even running are capable of such vitriol against a potential kingmaker.

I don't fault Bosman for writing the post. That is what Bosman does. I knew that when I signed on to the site. Besides, the "quitter" meme has all but run it's course. I doubt there is a single likely primary voter that doesn't already know that she resigned. She will need to explain the reasons again if she decides to run, but she has nowhere to go but up as it pertains to perceptions of her on this issue.

Romney has much more to worry about. I suspect a large portion of the electorate is still clueless about RomneyCare and the striking similarities to ObamaCare. Thanks to Paul Ryan and others, it's finally getting some mainstream exposure. As we get closer to the campaign, and particularly after Mitt announces (if he announces), the anti-Mitt crowd will launch a scorched-earth campaign against his candidacy. The same is likely to happen should Palin run, but she has shown the ability to weather a storm the likes of what no other politician in modern history has faced. Can Mitt do the same?

MIKE 12 said...

She didn't quit, she resigned. That makes a difference to us.

MIKE 12 said...

"she has shown the ability to weather a storm the likes of what no other politician in modern history has faced. Can Mitt do the same?"


Oh yes. Just look at her rising poll numbers. Oh wait....

Right Wingnut said...

And just when we thought we got rid of Craig...

Right Wingnut said...

Craig, What do you make of Huckabee lying about his comments about Obama growing up in Kenya? No matter how hard you try, there's no spinning that one.

MIKE 12 said...

At least Mike can't see Kenya from his window.

Right Wingnut said...

Does Mike think Obama's father and grandfather grew up in kenya? Does mike think Indonesia was subject to British persecution? Don't try to wriggle your way out of this one Craig. What's your take on this?

Anonymous said...

MIKE 12

You are so witty. Did you come up with that one all by yourself? I am so proud of you. Go get yourself a cookie, champ. You earned it.

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

RW:

"The same is likely to happen should Palin run, but she has shown the ability to weather a storm the likes of what no other politician in modern history has faced. Can Mitt do the same?"

You mean like when she quit?

-Martha

MIKE 12 said...

Martha,

"You mean like when she quit?"

BINGO!

Anonymous said...

This site would be great if it weren't for all the Rombots on here.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

I'm feeling adventurous tonight so I am going to admit that a part of me wishes that Palin hadn't resigned but another part of me is happy she did, because no matter what any of you say...Palin deserves more credit, than any other possible nominee, for standing up against Obama's leftist agenda. Palin deserves more credit, than any other possible nominee, for the 2010 elections. Without Palin, the Republicans would still have been the minority in the House and they never would have won as many Senate seats as they did.

Now, I admitted that I wish she hadn't resigned...at least part of me...can any of the Romney supporters wish he hadn't signed that atrocious legislation into law...paving the way for ObamaCare?

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

AJR, thanks for the compliment...but I guess you have to since I'll tell your mom on you if you don't ...haha. I wouldn't pay Mike 12 or Mitt 12 any mind...they are the same person. He is bored at race so he wants to come over here and ruin this site like he is ruining Race.

jerseyrepublican

Noelle said...

I have a lot of respect for Sarah Palin, and whether it was justified or not, her resignation of her position as governor damaged her political value.

I am not sorry that Romney succeeded in accomplishing health care reform, but I do wish he had succeeded in overcoming some of the excessive liberal influence that made it less than ideal.

Health care reform is complex, of that there is no doubt. Elements of Romney's plan are justifiably questioned, and it could probably be made better. I get frustrated with the criticism that is based on very superficial analysis and doesn't seek to understand its complexity. Romney was not a dictator in Massachusetts, so he did not get everything he wanted.

One of the things about Romney that appeals to me is his careful study and research in his quest to find the best approach to solving problems.

Sorry, I feel like this comment is a kind of rambling, but so are my thoughts. Hopefully you can follow my meandering thoughts.

OhioJOE said...

"I get frustrated with the criticism that is based on very superficial analysis and doesn't seek to understand its complexity." This coming from a camp that has no clue about the complexity of Alaska.

Anonymous said...

JR...You know that I don't want Mom upset at me. hahaha. I would imagine that none of the Rombots will admit that they wished that Romney had not signed MassCare into law.

I really think they don't understand what is coming from Obama and the media. Even if everything the Rombots say about MassCare is true and Romney was 100% right, Obama is going to say that ObamaCare is just like RomneyCare. Then the media lapdogs will parrot everything that Obama says. No matter what Romney says, the media and Obama will continue to say and act like ObamaCare and RomneyCare (which is what they will call MassCare from now on) are exactly the same thing. I read what you said in another thread (http://www.rightspeak.net/2011/03/paul-ryan-hits-romney-on-health-care.html) about what Romney should do and I agree with you.

Now before the Rombots get all upset....I do not claim that ObamaCare and MassCare are the same. In fact, I do not know much about MassCare so I do not make comments on its similarities and/or differences with ObamaCare. Until I research it further, I will not comment on it but I know the media and I know exactly how those boot-licking pieces of trash will operate. I am certain they will do what I have said above. I just hope you Rombots understand what is coming.

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

ConMan said...

So according to A.J.R.,

MA shouldn't have the right to choose their own path in health care initiatives?

He doesn't like it. Now where does he live?



I figured that ConMan would write this in response to what I said so I did it for him. Now he doesn't have to to. There is my good deed for the day.

A.J.R.

Anonymous said...

AJR, as I said...Romney needs to be proactive about this, not reactive like he has been for the past year. He needs to make a statement before other people make it for him. History is already being written and if he doesn't act very soon...his story will be written for him.

jerseyrepublican