Saturday, April 16, 2011

Quote of the Day - Palin: "Mr. President, game on!"

Palin was on her game in liberal Madison, WI this afternoon. She spent the majority of the speech eviscerating Obama, but she also had a few harsh words for the GOP establishment. Apparently she's not overly impressed with the latest "spending cuts."

The most intriguing part of the speech was the conclusion. The next few weeks should be most interesting.
"The 2012 election begins here. We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. President, game on!”
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64 comments:

Anonymous said...

sooooo.....is she or isn't she?????

Ann said...

It was a very good speech.

She sure can rev up the crowd.

DanL said...

Interesting. Jump on in Sarah.

Doug NYC GOP said...

That voice.

Yikes - potentialy listening to that for years may be her biggest hurdle.

Palin sounds like a cross between an angry Lisa Simpson and the out of control Hilary clip Rush was so fond of playing.

Anonymous said...

Doug, you are right. Women are at a disadvantage in the voice dept. Screechy and shrill is hard to avoid when you want to raise your voice during a political speech.

I think if she runs, she needs to remember to tone it down and just speak real close to the mic in a regular voice. Contrast this with Obama, and you lose.

As far as content goes, she's way off in criticizing the deal the other day. We're in this for the long haul, and to get anywhere we have to play it smart. Otherwise, there is NO CHANCE for real reform--the kind Ryan is talking about. Talk radio and the fanatics would kill our chance for reform in one shot.

-Martha

Pablo said...

1. I have to second Doug's voice comment. It is excruciating listening to that voice.

2. Was that a Chris Cornell song at the beginning?

3. I hope sincerely that Palin runs. Along with Bachmann, Trump, Santorum, etc.

4. Palin looks like she is remaining a talk radio conservative as opposed to a Governance Republican. She would prefer to shut down the government in order to make her tea party base happy.

5. More populist ranting from Palin about the GOP establishment. Blah, blah, blah. And the perfunctory blast against the media.

6. Again, that voice is making my ears bleed.

Doug NYC GOP said...

I also found the "Fight like a girl" line a little hollow, considering her....how shat I say this...duration in office.

Pablo said...

"Women are at a disadvantage in the voice dept. Screechy and shrill is hard to avoid when you want to raise your voice during a political speech."

I think that it is a combination of her voice being shrill, her accent, her populist one liners, her bizarre syntax, and her whiney tone.

Having said that, I think that Palin should be judged by the merits of her words, and not how difficult it is to listen to her.

Anonymous said...

I guess she's paying attention to Romney. (Hehe) The bullet train line is Romney's, I believe.

I don't like it when she taunts Obama. She needs to address policy, not toss out personal insults.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Was she developing a hernia or trying to pass a 10lb turd?

Pablo said...

"Was she developing a hernia or trying to pass a 10lb turd?"

Lol. Anonymous, my friend, I just tweeted your comment for all of my six followers to see.

Anonymous said...

Once again I prove Einstein's definition of insanity...doing the same thing over again and expecting different results. I used to enjoy coming to this site and debating my fellow Republicans but now I get a sickening feeling in my stomach when I read the nonsense that spews from your guys fingers. The Trig Birthers get more respect on this site than a Palin supporter...I guess as long as you're a Romney supporter then you're a-okay?

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

Pablo, what in God's name happened to you? You used to be a reasonable human being who, seemed to, seek knowledge but now...you're a douche bag.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

She needs to do something with that voice. Its like a whiny grandmother sound sort of. Anyways jump in sarah...we love you here in florida!!!

Right Wingnut said...

JR,

You're right about Pablo, except I've always thought he was a douche bag.

Right Wingnut said...

Judging from the comments, I'd say her speech was a home run.

Pablo said...

RW and JR,

Hmmm, I probably enjoyed that a little too much. Sarah Palin should be judged by her words and not her voice.

Anonymous said...

Pablo, to each his own...her voice doesn't bother me...it's a voice of a person who is sick and tired of business as usual. I do, however, find it funny that when her detractors cannot find a valid point with the substance of her speech...they resort to superficial reasons as to why they don't like her.

jerseyrepublican

Doug NYC GOP said...

Pablo posted at 8:48pm

(After commenting on voice quality) "....I think that Palin should be judged by the merits of her words, and not how difficult it is to listen to her."

A Pretty fair comment.

So why the name calling?

Anonymous said...

Doug, because he didn't judge her by the merits of her words, his viewpoint of her is myopic at best. He is ill-informed and chooses to be. He writes posts how horrible Americans are because they don't understand the over-inflated and under funded federal budget yet he chooses to not research Palin's resume' because it will get in the way of his simplistic theories.

jerseyrepublican

BTW, I actually feel bad because Pablo used to be one of my favorite posters to read. In fact I have spent a little time at his blog discussing some issues with him but now he is on a crusade of elitism. He chooses to degrade his fellow Republican to feel more superior on the pages of the Frum forum. That is why, for the most part, I have stopped reading his work.

Anonymous said...

Also, just so you don't feel left out...sometimes you can be a douche' bag too but you weren't always that way.

HAPPY?

jerseyrepublican

Right Wingnut said...

I've always thought Pablo is a talented writer, but he ruins his credibility with his childish rhetoric. Tweeting the 10 pound turd comment is a perfect example. This comes from a guy who wishes to raise the level of debate.

Anonymous said...

"Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible." --Sarah Palin, defending her fiery campaign rhetoric in the wake of the Arizona shooting massacre by invoking a phrase ("blood libel") that typically refers historically to the alleged murder of Christian babies by Jews, Jan. 12, 2011

Anonymous said...

"But obviously, we've got to stand with our North Korean allies." --Sarah Palin, after being asked how she would handle the current hostilities between the two Koreas, interview on Glenn Beck's radio show, Nov. 24, 2010

Anonymous said...

"I want to help clean up the state that is so sorry today of journalism. And I have a communications degree." --Sarah Palin, Fox News interview with Sean Hannity, Nov. 22, 2010

"As we work and sightsee on America's largest island, we'll get to view more majestic bears, so now is a good time to draw attention to the political equivalent of the species." --Sarah Palin, referring to Kodiak Island in Alaska, even though Hawaii is America's biggest island, July 19, 2010

"This is Reagan country (applause). Yeah! And perhaps it was destiny that the man who went to California's Eureka College would become so woven within and inter-linked to the Golden State." --Sarah Palin, blundering on Reagan's education while speaking at a fundraiser at California State University-Stanislaus. Eureka College is in Illinois. (June 25, 2010)

Anonymous said...

Cue the trig truthers and now I am gone.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

"What the federal government should have done is accept the assistance of foreign countries, of entrepreneurial Americans who have had solution that they wanted presented ... The Dutch and the Norwegians, they are known for dikes and for cleaning up water and for dealing with spills." --Sarah Palin, on solving the Gulf oil spill crisis, Fox News, June 15, 2010

"We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada. And I think now, isn't that ironic?" --Sarah Palin, admitting that her family used to get treatment in Canada's single-payer health care system, despite having demonized such government-run programs as socialized medicine that will lead to death-panel-like rationing, March 6, 2010

"I think on a national level your Department of Law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out." --Sarah Palin, referring to a department that does not exist while attempting to explain why as president she wouldn't be subjected to the same ethics investigations that compelled her to resign as governor of Alaska, ABC News interview, July 7, 2009

"It may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: 'Sit down and shut up,' but that's the worthless, easy path; that's a quitter's way out." --Sarah Palin, announcing she quit as governor, July 3, 2009

Anonymous said...

Who let the dogs out---Mitt Romney (pretending he isn't white)

Anonymous said...

She's just worked up cause Trumps hair is polling better than she is.

Anonymous said...

Leave her alone. You'd be grunting too if you'd eaten a 10 pound burrito.

Anonymous said...

Jersey, I thought my comments were fair. Especially for me. :-)

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Those on the ground couldn't hear a single word she said. She was completely drowned out by the boos. The union supporters greatly outnumbered the tea party by approx 10:1. When she came onto the stage she was shaking and never seemed to get over the booing. She cut her screech short by about five minutes and then ran. She still is not even close to be presidential. I actually felt a little sorry for her today.

The one thing I did get...she is still doing nothing productive,she's still just spewing hate.

Right Wingnut said...

As I suspected, all of those anon comments are cut and pasted directly from a link on today's post on Ellie's favorite truther blog. I just checked.

Note to haters: F*UCK YOU!

Anonymous said...

RW, Chill. I don't know why you let the anon comments bother you. Just ignore them.

I hope you are not implicating Ellie. She is not afraid to own her opinion.

-Martha

Right Wingnut said...

...But all it took was one powerful, pugnacious and presidential speech — just 15 minutes long for Palin to again make herself completely relevant to the current political and policy battles raging across America.

(...)

Will she run? Even many of those close to Team Palin have no idea. Palin herself may not have made a decision and may not feel she needs to until the autumn. But as it stands, she arguably represents the purest expression out there of Tea Party passion and free-market populist rejection of Washington’s bipartisan crony capitalism. If she ran, her high-wattage appearance in Madison shows just how dangerous her candidacy would be to a field of solid but stolid opponents.

(...)

Right Wingnut said...

If Sarah Palin’s not running for president, what a terrible waste that would be of the single best stump speech I’ve heard since, well, Palin’s ’08 convention speech, which just happened to be the single most electrifying political moment of my adult life. A thrill didn’t just run up my leg that night, it ran up everything in me that’s American, and today in Madison, WI, it happened again. Surrounded by an obnoxiously hostile, astro-turfed, pro-union crowd that tried and failed to drown out her message with obnoxiously hostile astro-turfed noise, the former Alaskan Governor took the fight directly to the growing pile of Obama’s failures in the most effective way we’ve heard yet from a potential GOP challenger.

If you want to know why Obama’s Palace Guards in the MSM are determined to destroy this woman and all of popular culture has risen up to help, press PLAY. If you want to know why the GOP Establishment had better start looking over their collective shoulders, press PLAY.

(...)

Right Wingnut said...

Sarah Palin, affirming her union connections, gave one of the best speeches I’ve heard her give today at a Tea Party event in Madison, WI.

Bill589 said...

Anonymous is a liar. All I can deduce about it is it is afraid of Sarah Palin. If it’s a Leftist, or a corrupt RINO, I don’t blame it.

Lots of PDS in the comments too.
Sarah Palin 2012

Anonymous said...

LEAVE SARAH ALONE, YOU BULLIES!!!

Right Wingnut said...

Our prediction: This will be remembered as a great and historic speech, a turning point for our country and in Gov. Palin’s political career, probably the de facto (if not de jure) declaration of her run for the Presidency. (She also sticks up for Israel, yet again, at 13:25.)

Right Wingnut said...

This was just re-tweeted by RAM:

jjmnolte GREAT photo of the next President of the United States -- http://bit.ly/i6ygsf #Palin

http://twitter.com/ramansour

Right Wingnut said...

Agreed. I would love to be half as “dumb” as she is and half as well-spoken. She articulates what so many American citizens are thinking and she does so in a way that is honest, blunt and without meaningless, worthless rhetoric and platitudes. While the media and the elitist beltway folks prattle on about how “unserious” and “dumb” she is – and how her accent is just too icky- we all are listening to her thoughtful, insightful and common-sense words. And we are seeing the passion and strength with which they are delivered.

“Game on, Mr. President” – Indeed.

ellie said...

LOLOL> Why would RAM have a photo of Romney?

Palin is taking all you to the bank, and won't run. I'll be here with kleenex when that happens for you boys.

Right Wingnut said...

(...)

Speaking of substance, I just finished listening to Sarah Palin's speech today in Wisconsin. It was electric. I got goosebumps listening to her address the Tea Party patriots in Madison. She projected strength, intelligence, confidence and a command of the issues that confront our country. She took the establishment GOP to task for their budget compromise, the MSM for their ineptitude and the President for his dangerous and reckless policies.

(...)

Her detractors only wish she had just fifteen minutes of fame. Unfortunately for them, this is no Jersey Girl. The "Thrilla from Wasilla" is no sideshow. She's got staying power...and her eye on the prize in 2012.

Right Wingnut said...

It's ironic to watch so many so called establishment Republicans who seem to want to be leader of the free world dance their way around the more serious political battles of our time. They criticize, they pontificate, or editorialize, yet from ObamaCare to a budget deal, they're also careful to not too directly engage. The same can be said of them for what has played out in Madison, Wisconsin over the past month.

Whether it's talking about death panels, or blood libel, to now showing up in Madison - that's not former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. As I said to a friend and colleague tonight, wherever the current battle is, that's very often where you can find Palin. One of the first requirements for leadership is to show up out front. No one will ever accuse Palin of not doing that. Doing so also has an interesting side benefit for any would be leader. When you lead, people tend to follow and support you, even if not at first.

Until now, I've never ventured a guess as to whether, or not Palin is running in 2012. Tonight, for the first time, I think I can. It's going to be one hell of a fight, so why would Sarah Palin not show up?

Right Wingnut said...

(...)

Palin reminded these folks that they should remember and thank Governor Walker for what he did.

Palin, is a friend of the unions, her husband Todd is a union member, and her father Chuck is living from pensions from his union. Sarah Palin is not anti-union, but she is for fairness and economic clarity.

Brava, Governor!

Right Wingnut said...

From RAM's Twitter Acct:

JedediahBila For the "@SarahPalinUSA can't win in 2012" folks:Today was a sample of why she can.And there's a lot more where that came from. #mamagrizzly
about 9 hours ago via web
Retweeted by RAMansour

jjmnolte Hi #WIUnion: Sarah Palin came into your house, pointed to left field and hit a home run. How does it feel? How. Does. It. Feel?
about 9 hours ago via web
Retweeted by RAMansour

TheTonyLee So will all the smart folk who have been 100% wrong about Palin since day 1 continue to be asked about her as "experts ?" ...
about 9 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone
Retweeted by RAMansour

THIZDUDE_THINKZ I just got finished meeting up with the 112 ppl I convinced to come hear PALIN and they said ( Verbatim ) Man she fucking ROCKS!!!
about 8 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone
Retweeted by RAMansour

rebeccafeldman Palin boldly & directly challenges Obama to a duel in 2012. What is the rest of the field doing? And more importantly, who cares? #gameon
about 8 hours ago via web
Retweeted by RAMansour

RT @JimPethokoukis RT @jjmnolte: While Romney's still trying to figure out how to explain RomneyCare, Palin's on offense dismantling Obama
about 3 hours ago via web in reply to JimPethokoukis

Right Wingnut said...

MelissaTweets Sarah Palin redraws the electoral map: “The 2012 election starts here” in Madison, WI http://bit.ly/gm5LI5
about 7 hours ago via dlvr.it
Retweeted by RAMansour

RuBegonia Sarah Palin runs into the flames to save America ~ while others stand outside and yell "FIRE"
about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck
Retweeted by RAMansour

LJZumpano OK GOP. You tried to find someone who could out Sarah Sarah. Admit it. She's an original, just like Reagan was. Don't let her get away.
about 8 hours ago via TweetDeck
Retweeted by RAMansour

JimPethokoukis Talked to someone other day who knows Palin. Said he didn't know if she'd run. Sounded like a candidate today #madison #palin
about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck
Retweeted by RAMansour

Anonymous said...

blah blah blah...nothing but a media whore.

Doug NYC GOP said...

JR,

If it makes you happy to call people names who see things a little differently than you, than have at it. Just makes me feel better bout myself.

I am very happy that whenever you or anyone else posts a negative Romney opinion, I don't disparrage the site as being taken over by haters, question why I come on here anymore or attack people on a personal level.

Thanks for making me feel like a mature adult.

Sincerely, Doug "DB" NYCGOP

Anonymous said...

solidarity, solidarity, solidarity......very good screech, i mean speech.

Anonymous said...

Doug, I was joking with you. Pablo regularly insults me via his posts and comments...maybe not directly but he does. If I hurt your feelings, then I apologize.

jerseyrepublican

Anonymous said...

@RW...I don't know how you heard anything. I was there and all I heard was boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo. Sarah is not about substance, she's about being a media whore celebrity. She will never get within 100 feet of the oval office.

Anonymous said...

T0 those of you who like to say Palin hit a "grand slam", what a joke. Should say Paln was hit by a grand "slamming". Boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo.

Anonymous said...

Her speech sailed like a lead balloon. It was another example of her incompetence. Sarah and RAM will tweet 'til they're blue in the face. They're fooling no one. If 6500 people ( 80% anti Palin) is the biggest crowd Sarah can muster up for a rally, she's washed up. Her party's over and it's time to go home.

Anonymous said...

Martha, I agree...your comments were fair for you. I really didn't hear your thoughts on her speech but I can only imagine you didn't like it because it was too confrontational or something?

jerseyrepublican

Right Wingnut said...

Dana Perino: "I saw her speech. It was good. It sounds like she's running."

Anonymous said...

I am not Martha, however, I will say this...confrontation is one thing...spewing hate is another. The only think Sarah knows to do is spew the hate she reads from her ghost written speech. I don't think Sarah even knows what collective bargaining is.

Right Wingnut said...

(...)

Palin’s Madison speech reminds us of some important things. She’s not in the least bit afraid of a tough crowd. She’ll hold members of her party accountable if they don’t keep their word. She is passionate about the Tea Party movement and isn’t about to abandon her conservative principles in order to fit in with what’s cool in D.C. And she is one tough cookie.

Most importantly, Sarah Palin sounds ready, willing, and able to tackle the Obama agenda. Like I always say, let the games begin.

Anonymous said...

Don't hold your breath. If she runs it will be as a tea party candidate. How smart is that? I'm sure even you know that the GOP will not have her.

Romney 2012!

Anonymous said...

When Andrew Breitbart is your only friend left, and even Bill Kristol and Glenn Beck have turned away from you, you know it's "game over."

Pablo said...

Jersey,

I have not once insulted you. In contrary, I think that you are a very smart poster. And I hope to continue to hear from you in the future. Same goes for Right Wingnut.

Anonymous said...

Pablo, you have never directly insulted me yet you refer to people who support Palin and the Tea Party as mindless followers, racists, etc...I support Palin and the Tea Party.

jerseyrepublican

OhioJOE said...

Jersey, it is easier for Pablismo and his little friends to call us racists than to confront Capitalism. I doubt whether any of these people or their family members even experience racism. Once upon a time, some lady told my wife "hopefully your son's skin will turn lighter." This comment was said before the Tea Party was even so. This is but once reason I cannot take Pablismo and his friends seriously.