Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Idiotarod winner edition

Oh Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. You are truly the grift that keeps on giving.

If you didn’t exist, some wag would have to make you up.

From that infamous DemoCommie rag, the National Review:

Sarah Palin Slips into Self-Parody
National Review ^ | January 26, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke

Posted on ‎1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎22‎:‎08‎ ‎PM by MinnesotaLibertarian

Skipping to the end:

Consider, if you will, what happens to a person who suggests that Sarah Palin is anything other than saintly. Right off the bat, they are accused of disliking America or Alaska or conservatives or mothers or the working class — or even women in general — and then they are informed that their “hatred” is showing. Next, their motives are questioned and their supposedly secret “agenda” is exposed for the world to see, for no right-thinking person could dislike Palin on the merits, natch. “I hope you enjoy your elite cocktail parties,” the apologists will say, and then they will huffily tell you that they “hope signaling that you are ‘one of them’ was worth it.” And finally — as is the case when one expresses disapproval of other cult figures, such as President Obama, Ron Paul, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and Paul Krugman — it is presumed that all animadversion must be motivated by envy or by snobbery or by secret admiration, and that it can therefore be safely ignored. “What have you done,” they will ask, “that compares to my paragon of virtue?” All told, it’s really quite pathetic.

Having been mercilessly and unjustly pilloried by the media throughout the 2008 campaign, Sarah Palin had a clear choice in its aftermath: She could sober up and prove the buggers wrong, or she could collapse into ignominious pasquinade. Sadly, she chose the latter. The rest of us should choose to move on.


I expect to get flamed by the Palin fan club,
but this is one of the best summaries I’ve seen of why she should not be taken seriously as a candidate. It has nothing to do with her policies – it has do with how she conducts herself. I agree entirely that she was not treated fairly by the media in 2008, but she has done nothing but play into the image they’ve created for her ever since. Furthermore, quitting her term as Governor halfway through is a major red flag, and eliminates the credibility of the “executive experience” argument.
1 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎22‎:‎08‎ ‎PM by MinnesotaLibertarian
All I can say is:
Palin Rangers – Automorph!
To: Cringing Negativism Network

What people are failing to realize that at an event where no one particularly stood out, Palin is the one getting the press. At this point in the 2016 election cycle, there is no such thing as bad press.

5 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎27‎:‎30‎ ‎PM by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)

Spiffy.  I guess she should cop a squat in the middle of the Palmer Highway during rush hour? That would get her a LOT of not-bad press. AND be less embarrassing than that speech.
And probably smell better.
Well, I’ve already stumbled onto the post of the thread!
Bear in mind that this is a statement that gets posted on Free Republic about 10 times per hour, usually when some RWNJ makes the news for embarrassing themselves…..
Also bear in mind that about 20 times per hour, someone in Freeperville posts something about the uppity negro in the White Hut.
To: MinnesotaLibertarian

She’s living in their heads rent-free 24/7.

8 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎29‎:‎04‎ ‎PM by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)

To: Jack Hydrazine

“She’s living in their heads rent-free 24/7.”

Repeating this over and over doesn’t change reality. Her speech this weekend was horrible. It looked like she hadn’t given it much thought and believed that all she had to do was show up and she would be fawned over. If she wants to be a contender (and I don’t think she does), she owes it to us to contend.

28 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎43‎:‎15‎ ‎PM by Regal

To: Regal

Thank you. Palinistas screeching over and over that rent-free meme has gotten beyond tiresome.

216 posted on 1‎/‎27‎/‎2015‎ ‎9‎:‎29‎:‎32‎ ‎AM by Responsibility2nd (See Ya On The Road; Al Baby’s Mom!)

To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yeah, me too. They become apoplectically hysterical whenever she speaks. Sarah separates the wheat from the chaff gaffe, every time.

15 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎33‎:‎34‎ ‎PM by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)

To: Sasparilla

There’s been a lot of anti-Palin articles written after her speech. Ask yourself why that is?
Palin is THE single politican that is a threat to the ruling class in D.C.

26 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎41‎:‎41‎ ‎PM by Extremely Extreme Extremist

There’s been a lot of anti-Pinto articles written after it was discovered that the fucking things blew up if you sneezed near them.
Ask yourself why that is?
Pintos are THE single car that is a threat to the non-exploding class in Detroit.
But – a lot of the Freeperati are sick and tired of Lucy pulling the football away:
To: gov_bean_ counter

No such thing as bad press? Would you call Gerald Ford continuously falling down the stairs of Air Force One good press? Unfortunately, Palin is following in those footsteps.

12 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎31‎:‎36‎ ‎PM by Sasparilla (If you want peace, prepare for war.)

To: Sasparilla

Pound sand.

13 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎32‎:‎02‎ ‎PM by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)

Oh – this is gonna be EPIC !!!!
(extra exclamation marks inserted to irritate my bud Adrastos)
More after the

To: MinnesotaLibertarian
I expect to get flamed by the Palin fan club..
Yeah. But a few of them have come to the realization that she’s nothing more than a opportunistic huckster.
31 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎44‎:‎58‎ ‎PM by TomServo
To: gov_bean_ counter

So she’s a great speaker, but not much else. Great, we’ve found the Republican Obama…

117 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎9‎:‎33‎:‎45‎ ‎PM by MinnesotaLibertarian

To: Genoa

I would take a bullet for that woman.

99 posted on ‎1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎9‎:‎26‎:‎23‎ ‎PM by gatorhead

Knock yourself out :
OK – obviously the problem isn’t Our Sarah’s word coleslaw, but that commie rag the NRO!
To: MinnesotaLibertarian

National Review has been in the pockets of the RINO establishment for a long, long time—basically, ever since Bill Buckley died.

14 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎32‎:‎23‎ ‎PM by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)

To: Cicero; Perdogg

Yeah, I should have said after he retired, not after he died.

Neither would be correct.

NR was still a great publication under John O’Sullivan. Rich Lowry is the problem, plain and simple.

Rich “Starbursts” Lowry?

HE’S the Palin-hater?

I just……..can’t…….

There is no better example than the contretemps between Mark Steyn and that pathetic little twerp Jason Steorts over a year ago. Despite the spectacle of his most popular writer and managing editor going at it hammer and tongs in a very public way, it was the NR publisher who finally jumped in and said, “I think Steyn is a great writer, and his column [about homosexual intolerance] was wonderful.”

Where was Rich Lowry during all that? Nowhere to be seen. Which makes one suspect that he was behind the attempt to force Steyn into a humiliating Auto de fe all along.

139 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎9‎:‎46‎:‎38‎ ‎PM by FredZarguna (O, Reason not the need.)
DAMN that Rich Lowry and his little starbursts!!
To: MinnesotaLibertarian

Heard clips of speech and agree with
one commenter to article: she sounded drunk.
Maybe drunk with celebrity bravado.

08:”Gee Katie I don’t really read

She gives some conservatives hard-ons.
After hearing the clip compilation
I didn’t want to hear five minutes
of her talking let alone 4 or 8years
of ‘Madame President’. With her inexperience
to me she’s the GOP’s Barack Obama. She
sounded liks an unfunny comedian.

209 posted on 1‎/‎27‎/‎2015‎ ‎6‎:‎43‎:‎51‎ ‎AM by raccoonradio

To: Rudder
She has not declared herself a candidate yet, that would be the first step.
And she won’t declare, but will keep teasing at it. It’s a way to keep her supporters interested while she promotes reality shows, books, speeches, etc.In other words, 2012 all over again.
230 posted on ‎1‎/‎27‎/‎2015‎ ‎11‎:‎07‎:‎09‎ ‎AM by gdani (Ebola exposed the U.S. as fearful, easy-to-manipulate weaklings)
To: MinnesotaLibertarian

After reading all the criticism of Gov Palin, I saw and heard it fully. And I instantly understood why the media have got their panties in a twist. This speech was up there with the Gettysburg address. Powerful. The libs are scared out of their wits because they have never heard anything like it.

280 posted on ‎1‎/‎27‎/‎2015‎ ‎9‎:‎50‎:‎58‎ ‎PM by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (And 2016 as well)

To: MinnesotaLibertarian

I would crawl over broken glass in the pouring rain to get to my polling place and vote for Sarah. So would Mrs. Genoa and the extended Genoa family.

10 posted on 1‎/‎26‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎30‎:‎07‎ ‎PM by Genoa (Starve the beast.)

And finally –
To: governsleastgovernsbest
Since we’re so close to Groundhogs Day, I’ll make this analogy — about once a year, Palin —1) sticks her head up out of the snow
2) teases that she is interested in running for president
3) gets her fan club worked up
4) sells a bunch more reality shows, books, speeches, etc because of the bump in coverage
5) and then, of course, never runs for president (or any other elected office)
38 posted on 1/26/2015, 9:27:32 AM by gdani (Ebola exposed the U.S. as fearful, easy-to-manipulate weaklings)
Well, when you’ve lost Free republic…..
I’d crawl over broken glass, take a bullet, AND kill a kitten if she really WOULD run.
See you good people next week.

5 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Idiotarod winner edition


    This feature is my favorite blog entry of the week. And this week’s was a winner! The Phillip Fry pic make me literally lol.

  2. Seconding dugglebogey — kudos, Tommy! (Though for me the LOL pic was Captain Obvious — perfect!)

  3. This speech was up there with the Gettysburg address. Powerful. The libs are scared out of their wits because they have never heard anything like it.

    Well, Freeper, you’re right on that score.


  4. To ask a dumb question: a few years back the far-right was up in arms about Obama not being able to speak without a teleprompter (even though he had given many a speech without one.)

    Didn’t anyone compare Obama speaking without a teleprompter to Palin speaking without a teleprompter ?

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