By The Right Scoop


**UPDATED with more Rush**

The Right Wing intelligentsia has their sites aimed at Palin again and Rush seems mystified at their reasoning. After all, he says, Obama is the real problem, not Sarah Palin:

Look, I don’t understand all this [anti-Palin vitriol]. The problem is Obama! The Democrat party is destroying the FREAKING COUNTRY! And we’re sitting here sniping over…I’D VOTE FOR ELMER FUDD! if the Republicans nominated him, if Obama’s the Democrat.

Rush read from Politico first and then gave his commentary. Here’s what he read and below is his video commentary:

Sarah Palin has played the sexism card, accusing critics of chauvinism against a strong woman.
She has played the class card, dismissing the Bush family as “blue bloods” and complaining that she is the target of snobbery by people who dislike her simply because she is “not so hoity-toity.”

Most famously, she has played the victim card — never more vividly than when she invoked the loaded phrase “blood libel” against liberals and media commentators in the wake of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting.

Palin’s flamboyant rhetoric always has thrilled supporters, but lately it is coming at a new cost: a backlash, not from liberals but from some of the country’s most influential conservative commentators and intellectuals. (Related: Sarah Palin charges critics with ‘blood libel’)

Palin’s politics of grievance and group identity, according to these critics, is a betrayal of conservative principles. For decades, it was a standard line of the right that liberals cynically promoted victimhood to achieve their goals and that they practiced the politics of identity — race, sex and class—over ideas. (Related: Republicans learn cost of attacking Palin)

Among those taking aim at Palin in recent interviews with POLITICO are George F. Will, the elder statesman of conservative columnists; Peter Wehner, a top strategist in George W. Bush’s White House, and Heather Mac Donald, a leading voice with the right-leaning Manhattan Institute.

Matt Labash, a longtime writer for the Weekly Standard, said that because of Palin’s frequent appeals to victimhood and group grievance, “She’s becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition.”

Conservative intellectuals, while having scant ability to drive large blocs of votes on their own, traditionally have played an outsize role in the early stages of Republican nominating contests. Their approval has lent credence to politicians from Ronald Reagan onward hoping to portray themselves as faithful adherents to an idea-driven conservative movement.

This year, the conservative intelligentsia doesn’t just tend to dislike Palin — many fear that her rise would represent the triumph of an intellectually empty brand of populism and the death of ideas as an engine of the right.

“This is a problem for the movement,” said Will about what Palin represents. “For conservatism, because it is a creedal movement, this is a disease to which it is susceptible.”

The line of modern conservatism that can be traced back to National Review founder William F. Buckley would be broken by Palin, Will said.

“There’s no Reagan without Goldwater, no Goldwater without National Review and no National Review without Buckley — and the contrast between he and Ms. Palin is obvious.”

Asked if the GOP would remain the party of ideas if Palin captures the nomination, Will said: “The answer is emphatically no.” (Related: Liberals like Palin candidacy)

Columnist Charles Krauthammer, without talking about Palin specifically, noted that “there’s healthy and unhealthy populism,” and there is concern about the rise of the latter.

“When populism becomes purely anti-intellectual, it can become unhealthy and destructive,” said Krauthammer.

Wehner, now a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, cited the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s famous 1980 declaration that the GOP had become “a party of ideas.”

“Conservatives are very proud of that,” Wehner said. “But she seems at best disinterested in ideas or least lacks the ability to articulate any philosophical justification for them. She relies instead on shallow talking points.”

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UPDATED: Right after I clipped this, Rush went on to proffer his ideas about why the elites hate her so much. He has some interesting thoughts on this that are outside of the normal stuff (like her threatening their power and so forth). The simplest answer he argues is that if you want to be considered an intellectual elite, you must agree that Sarah Palin is an idiot.

And there’s more. Consider this Part II of the above.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Zee/1060674129 Bob Zee

    “She is “divisive” because the conservative movement is full of cowards who bend over because they are afraid of the left and the media. Why not fight against the smears? Why not fight for the truth? Instead conservatives run and hide and then wonder why even after 8 years of BUSH the country moved to the left!!!!!!!
    While Governor, her state was one of 2 out of 50 that created net jobs. I COULD WRITE FOR HOURS ABOUT HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS, but it would not do a damn thing for people like Krauthammer and other fraud cowardly so called conservatives. How come the other intellectual governors that Krauthammer praises could not eke out some job gains? Odd huh?

    WAKE UP!!!! Do you want to know why the jobs are gone? Do you want to to know why your nation is turning into a shit hole? IT IS BECAUSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. We let it happen. WE CONSERVATIVES LET IT HAPPEN BECAUSE WE SAT ON OUR FUCKING ASSES AND REFUSED TO FIGHT the left for the last 20+ years. Now Sarah is ready to fight, and most of us just let her go out there with no backup, no nothing. She is used as a human shield for LESSER MEN. She is fighting multibillion dollar left wing media companies and two hack political parties every fucking day of her life, and we cannot even muster a defense with the exception of a few websites and the OCCASIONAL defense on talk radio. PATHETIC.

    I served in Korea and Vietnam in combat. When I say combat, I mean COMBAT. After that, I worked for the government “unofficially” (use your imagination.) I killed with my bare hands for this country and it makes me sick that even most of my fellow conservatives will not lift a finger to help her. If I was younger and still serving I would be honored to have her as my commander in chief. You can keep the phony tough guy men that get trotted out as candidates. I saw REAL leadership up close and I know what it looks like. Sarah Palin has “IT.” I saw men blown to pieces and other men who still ran forward with the entrails of their best friends still on them. My oh my, how far we have fallen. Those boys had integrity and valor. Today’s conservative movement by and large is not fit to shine their fucking shoes.

    The state of our conservative movement today sickens me. It is full of frauds and cowards. We cower in fear because the media is too mean and unfair to Sarah Palin, so we should just throw her over the fucking side because ITS TOO HARD to fight back. AWWWW, poor babies. It would be so much easier to just nominate another fraud republican who can sell us down the river for a few pieces of silver as the country continues to move left as we descend into European Socialism.

    As far as coward Charles Krauthammer goes….The day I take advice on conservatism from a guy who worked for Mondale and Carter is the day I put a loaded .357 in my mouth and pull the fucking trigger! That clear enough or should I use more big words to be on the same “intellectual stage” as the media elites?

    These cowards remind of the guys in battle who said “we can’t win,” and then NEVER LIFTED A FINGER TO HELP US when the battle began. Well yeah no thanks to you!
    Please commence the flogging of me. Call me every name in the book. When you have been through what I have, there is nothing anyone can ever do to harm me. I pray you young people wake up because the cold hard truth is that you have more than likely already lost your nation to a secular decline that is irreversible. There is a chance for you to save it, but from the looks of it, you don’t have the mental fortitude to make it happen.

    Cut all the bullshit and ask yourself this honest question. DO YOU REALLY THINK THIS NATION WILL BE SAVED AND PUT BACK ON THE COURSE OF TRUTH, JUSTICE, and OPPORTUNITY by electing the same tired old political hacks that our media betters APPROVE OF? DO YOU REALLY? How has that worked out for you these past 20 years or so? More debt, more joblessness, more danger. WOW SIGN ME UP! SIGH. But yeah, let’s not even fight for a true conservative. It’s too hard.

    Bobby, US ARMY ret

    • Anonymous

      I haven’t read anything this good in a long, long time sir. You rock!

      Salute !!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Zee/1060674129 Bob Zee

        Thanks, I appreciate that. Post it around.

        It is time for our movement to “cowboy up,” or just accept our inevitable decline as a nation. I know my choice.

        • DefCon66

          An excellent post sir and thank you for your service to your country, bless you Bob.

        • Anonymous

          My wife is going all facebookie with it sir :-D

        • http://productiveclassrevolt.blogspot.com/ Reason Is Liberty

          Quoted in full and attributed on my blog. Thank you for your service and inspiration!

        • http://thepalinexpress.wordpress.com/ Johanna

          I will post it on my blog, sir. It’s time these wuzzes man up. They want the big job, yet they hide behind her skirt. Unreal.

          PALIN/WEST 2012!

      • http://rightnetwork.com Van der Leun

        I’ve posted it on my page at

        On Palin Bashing by the ‘Brain-Trust': “As far as coward Charles Krauthammer goes….”

        http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/5minute_arguments/rush_to_palin_critics_oba.php

    • sickandtired

      YU go Bob that is just what all America better read. I agree we are cowards and we did let it happen yu put it all in a nutshell. We have got to wake up, I have been saying this forever. What is wrong with these wimps!! Why want they say or do something?? It makes me sick to watch the news fox or msm. they will not say anything. They dont want to hurt anybodies feeling!!! Hell, hurt their feeling!!!!!!!!!! We have got to do something!! I agree with yu ,now if we could get everybody else too. How do we do that??????

    • Anonymous

      I get ripped apart for my staunch beliefs in conservatism and refusal to settle for second best when it comes to someone who can lead the US out of this darkness called progressivism.

      I face the same battle here in Canada-we have been infiltrated by the same disease (cure not covered under socialized medicine)and have lived with it for way too many years. It has turned our so-called Conservative party into a bunch of lilly-livered-fence straddling, gutless politicians who favour the direction of the political wind more than what they really stand for.

      I have more respect for someone who runs for office and stands for their beliefs-they may be unpopular, but at least they stand for something instead bowing the their critics, whatever sde of the fencethey may be on.

      Excellent commentary, Bob!!

    • John42399

      Absolutely correct …. time to fight back ! Political correctness is a cancer on Freedom !

    • http://doorwaybuck.com CM Sackett

      Bobby,

      First, as with VirusX and Ken… a Long, Steady S A L U T E.

      Then, Oh HELL YEAH!!
      Sackett

    • Wodiej61

      Thank you for your service Bobby despite the many who don’t appreciate it nor deserve it.

      Second, thank you for the righteous indignation. It needed to be said and damn time someone said it.

    • http://doorwaybuck.com CM Sackett

      Bobby,

      You’re posted up on my wall (in the “NOTES” section)… it’s going out to about 28,000 as we type.

      I also sent you a heartfelt “FRIEND” request (FB).

      You do as you decide. I got your 6, any “F-ing” day.
      CM Sackett

    • Anonymous

      From the bottom of my heart, Sir, thank you for your service!

    • dward

      Well said sir. I hope and pray the mental fortitude is there, but like you said ,it will have to come out of hiding. Time is not on our side.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Kawasaki/1798183858 Dave Kawasaki

      Bravo to you, sir, and – from the heart – thank you for your service. We are all indebted to you and every other uniformed service member, something that could stand repeating. I salute you, as one former GI to another.

    • sandy d’andrea

      AMEN……AMEN……AMEN…..spoken well my brother

    • Marti17

      From the mom of an Army GI – I can’t thank you enough for your service to our country.

    • http://twitter.com/Super_Sachiko Jasmine Clark

      wow i’ve never seen so many likes to one comment!! well anyway i give you a round of applause for what you said!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705456995 Mary Beth House

      Sadly I can only “like” this comment one time. Just too awesome for words.

    • Anonymous

      This is amazing. It should be re-posted, often. I’ve cut it to send to friends. Wonderful!

    • Wdsmith

      OK, Here is a name for you: You Damned Right!

      It sickens me that I cannot find a single word of yours which I could call untrue. I looked and I can’t. You even pinpointed her main problem, “I COULD WRITE FOR HOURS ABOUT HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS.”
      Can you imagine the fear that causes every political power broker and current dynasty in Washington? I think that’s one thing I have in common with them. I can’t imagine an honest government either.
      I know quite a few extremely intelligent people so I have a fair idea of what one sounds like. If you listen closely to what she says and writes, there is no way in hell you will consider her anything less than brilliant. Her native environment is far different from an Ivy League law school so her mannerisms
      aren’t carbon copies of theirs but she is a lady with more guts than Dick Tracy and more class than anybody since Jackie Kennedy.
      Who better to clean out the Dirty Diapers of D. C.?

    • blackbird

      Thank you Bob…

    • Edwards_Jill_a

      AMEN, GD Outstanding!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      SOLID , Keep On Keeping On Bob Zee and may GOD BLESS you .

    • Rogreen33

      AMEN Brother!

    • KeninMontana

      Well said sir, from an old jarhead to an older dogface, Semper Fi.

    • Aclay777

      You’re Brilliant and completely right, my hat is off t you,keep elling it like it is and THANK YOU

    • Jan

      Sarah Palin says it like it is. She tells you what she will do and she doesn’t compromise all the time like our career politicains do. They have become so accustomed to believing that to do what needs to be done we have to give in on other actions. I don’t understand how people do not understand that we are in terrible trouble. I personally belive that we can’t wait until another election because there might not be one. This president believes in chaos and national emergencies and it would be like him to call a national emergency and put a hold elections. Why aren’t the people standing up because many do not see him for what he is or they are entitlement people and like the government taking care of them…If a President would destroy his nation how can you depend on him for entitlements.

  • Wpw2

    Good speaking is overrated. She is great because she get’s the job done. Is Scott walker a good speaker? do you care?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WZSJVWZUCFCWDMB6OQU4Q7KEEQ JD

    Way to go Bob!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Celeste-Christi/100000108380286 Celeste Christi

    Good for Rush. This is the same argument I’ve been making for a long time. Whomever wins the GOP nod in 2012 gets my vote. Anyone, absolutely anyone, is better than Obama.

    Vote for your favorite in the primary. But when the dust settles get behind the nominee, whether they were your first pick or not. No pitching a fit this time – the stakes are too damn high. Either we all back the GOP nominee (WHOEVER IT IS) or we say goodbye to whatever is left of America.

    • Steprock

      Hear Hear!

  • Stevendufresne

    You know these people are pathetic. They are wedded to the notion that the GOP must be and always will be the party of the old white guy. The old white guy is the symbol of commmpetence and inteeeegrity you see (emphasis mine). And the GOP must always put out that image no matter what the composition of the electorate or whether or not the conservative grassroots like or not. The Eastern Establishment old white guy, with sensibilities about the real role of the GOP in government, which is to better manage it rather than the rubes idea of reducing and reforming it.

    Unfortunately for these elite or “conservative” intellectuals, their time picking our nominees for high offices has ended. The Tea Party Movement is a movement of wised up conservatives. We know the charade now. We understand that the intellectuals have had us over a barrel for years. We see their manipulation of the primary process and the Tea Party decided starting in 2009 (Doug Hoffman) that We the People will choose our nominees thank you. We may choose eccentric characters like Carl Paladino, Sharon Angle and Christine O’Donnell at first, but hey we are new at this!

    Besides, I still would rather have a Paladino or an O’Donnell who is there with me on principle warts and all than wussies like George Will, Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, Mike Castle, Jeb Bush, etc who will betray us once in office and be no better than democrats! Our country cannot afford the collusion of the elites on either side who only fight each other for a chance at the spoils of government power! Their fight is not the fight to do what’s in the interest of We the People. Their fight is to do what’s in the interest of the particular special interest they represent.

    And you thought Barack Obama was the only one trying to spread the wealth around? Yeah, he’s of the same ilk that the Bush clan is from. He’s simply an agent of the special interest, just as Bush was. The only redistributing Obama is engaged in is redistributing from GOP interest to Democratic interest. From oil companies to “green” companies. From doctors to lawyers, from business executives to labor bosses, from the taxpayer to the public sector. Bush did the opposite in his years in office and the cycle goes on and on and We the People are just coincident beneficiaries if at all of all these machinations.

    Well the bill is due. The debt is too damn high and its time for real tried and true conservatism to return power back to the people for the benefit of the people! The people need jobs, opportunity and safety. These should be the hallmarks of any conservative agenda. We want government off our backs and out of our pocketbooks. We want to be proud of this nation and to know that this nation will always be number one. We want our debts paid, our nation secured, our freedoms intact, and we for damned sure don’t want to look like Europe or have to be bowing down to anyone because we can’t produce our own stuff!

    We’ve had enough and the old white company guys won’t cut it anymore! We want the Sarah Palins, the Michelle Bachmanns, the Mark Levins, the Allen Wests, the Hermain Cains, the Paul Ryans, the Nikki Haleys, the Marco Rubios, and the Rand Pauls. Young, dynamic, conservative, minority, female, proud and true to turn this nation around and lift it to the highest heights! And in 2012, we will be ready, no matter what the “intellectuals” think and we’ll nominate a champion for president and some more champions in Congress along with her to put an end to the charade that is bankrupting our nation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Celeste-Christi/100000108380286 Celeste Christi

    As for the left hating Reagan – Rush is right. I was young, but very politically aware. According to the media Reagan was a stupid, backward bumpkin. The MSM’s treatment of Palin is identical to the way they treated Reagan. If she runs get ready for the lies to fly right up to election day. They even told us Reagan was losing on election night as he took 48 states.

    • Anonymous

      I am hoping and praying she is our Ronald Reagan!! If Margaret Thatcher can do it, then certainly Sarah can.

    • Jan

      I liked everything you said except on O’Donnell and I donated to her campaign. After she lost she said she was going to throw in with Hillary. I went What????Maybe she is an incompupe but how stupid can she be. Still I wish she had won, but what is in her head.

  • Anonymous

    Who in the hell was responsible for the takeover of the House and almost the Senate, twice as many Governships and lopsided Gop Statehouses. George Will? Hell no. Sarah Palin was #1 in the fight. Debate over.

  • Anonymous

    Who in the hell was responsible for the takeover of the House and almost the Senate, twice as many Governships and lopsided Gop Statehouses. George Will? Hell no. Sarah Palin was #1 in the fight. Debate over.

  • Metalhead

    I have another idea about this political vitriol.

    1. Palin came on the national scene a relative (if not downright) surprise.
    2. Instantly… if not sooner, the MSM went to work. Spreading a wide range of misinformation to discredit her. She lives with the results of an effective campaign which ensnared liberals and some conservatives (mostly RINO’s) alike.
    3. The reason for the instant and wide-spread assault was because she decided to not abort her baby Trigg after it was discovered he was afflicted with Down’s Syndrome.
    4. The “right” to abortion is the liberal’s underlying issue de jure… the holy grail of their entire platform and they’ll do anything to convince people that Conservatives and/or Republicans will do anything to destroy that so-called “right”.
    5. If Palin moves all-in, you can expect abortion “rights” issues to be constantly interjected into the debates.

    Or… I could be wrong

  • Gatshanson1

    I believe most of the vitriol directed at Palin comes from the fact that she towers above the “good old boys” that the elites have taken it upon themselves to promote. Palin has run in a national election on a ticket that received 57 MILLION votes, the others have only run in state elections or primaries. Palin has become not only a political icon, but a social one as well. Thanks largely to her, more women than ever ran as republicans in 2010, and the gop garnered 49 percent of the female vote, compared to 48 percent for the dems, the very first time that the dems haven’t enjoyed a huge lead among women. The Palin Effect has increased female NRA membership by 20 percent, and significantly more women are purchasing firearms, and learning how to use them. In August 08, prior to Palin’s selection as McCain’s running mate, the majority of people self-described themselves as pro-choice, now the majority are self-described pro-lifers. Prior to Palin, the majority was opposed to drilling for oil in ANWR, now the majority favor drilling in ANWR.

    I’ve listened to most of Palin’s speeches, and most of her interviews, I would stack her up against all the other wannabees.

    Because Palin isn’t beholding to the beltway crowd, Will, Krauthammer, Frum, Rove and the host of Bush holdovers, they fear that if she is nominated, and elected, their access to the halls of power will be diminished. The primary goal of these yammering, gum flappers, is to maintain their standing in the A List cocktail parties, and they would rather lose in 2012 than win with Palin, because they fear if she wins, their A List cocktail party invitations may not arrive by special messenger as usual.

  • Donte

    She drove out the Rinos from her own party in AK that one of the reason that the Republican elite hate her no back room deals i am reading her auto bio now she,s the frist to for a new 9/11 hearing and the End of Fed she called for it,while was in china 2 years ago and the only who wants to open the oil fields around the u.s . She can appeal to both Conservatives & Libertarians the RINOS don,t have this and she

    • Anonymous

      There are many reasons the elitisits, the Washinton insiders, the good old boys or whatever we want to call the powers that be hate Sarah Palin, but mostly it can be summed up in the fact that they have an awful lot of skeletons in their closets that they will go to any lengths to keep hidden, and her honesty, integrity and true patriotism scare them to death. This is why either we have to start a completely new party [The Tea Party] or weed out all of the old guard Republicans who just keep playing their little incestuous game with the Dems of fleecing the public while keeping us in the dark on vital issues. The only real difference I can see in the two parties is that there are a handful of Republicans who have a conscience and some morals, while those qualities are completely absent in the Democratic party and the entire left for that matter.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDAKYMXLZIRLMLGEZJXV3AOO7E Vorlath

    I like Obama, but I really don’t think he’s competent as President. Maybe in another 20 years. Right now, we need someone capable like say… a mother, someone who’s run a business, someone who’s been governor, a mayor, on city council and Chairperson of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for a certain state. Someone like that.

  • Donte

    She drove out the Rinos from her own party in AK that one of the reason that the Republican elite hate her no back room deals i am reading her auto bio now she,s the frist to for a new 9/11 hearing and the End of Fed she called for it,while was in china 2 years ago and the only who wants to open the oil fields around the u.s . She can appeal to both Conservatives & Libertarians the RINOS don,t have this appeal but she does.

  • Anonymous

    Sarah Palin will Beat Obama and the Republican stablishment elite next year….

  • Anonymous

    Rush Limbaugh: The problem is Obama, not Palin

    This anti-Palin vitriol from “the right” defies logic….

    Rush is CORRECT….

    • http://twitter.com/outforbeer -

      the right “intellectuals” prefer obama over Palin. They think the economy is doing well or improving

  • Donivan

    No OIL-bama

  • Tom Johnson

    Bob is on the money. Sarah is real. The ONLY reason why her remarks APPEAR to lack sophistication is that the plain truth is not always complex. The hot shot “elite” thinkers eat at the trough of feigned complexity and so do liberals. I look forward hopefully and intensely to the election and inauguration of President Sarah Palin.

    • Guest

      Thank you so much for your service. I have been in this country for over 27 years and I still pinch myself that I live in this great country. I hope Sarah Palin continues to have the strength that she has shown up until now.

      God bless you and God bless Sarah Palin and her family.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OUNFNNK4VWVNQZWD743RKW5UYM jonathon b

    this is why i vote for the person not the party, even though i do vote republican a majority of the time, i can’t stand having a choice of a collectivist or mccain type (ford,bush,dole,bush) and what they lead to (carter,clinton,& u know who) the bushes only won because of who they were up against (dukakis,gore,kerry). now we have gingrich(not),romney(mass. repubs are never conservative-NOT,) huckabee(not) Palin/West or better yet Palin/the judge(Napolitano)!

    • Anonymous

      Could you imagine Judge Napolitano,asking what the h*ll a senator was thinking in his gruff voice ,about a certain bill ?I’d bet every news channel would be there to observe this guy.

  • Anonymous

    Sarah. I hope that you are reading all of these posts and feeling at least, a little vindicated as well as spurred on, to never give up, never let up, nor ever give in. You’ve got it goin’ on sister. Don’t sweat the peanut gallery. Your “same-side detractors”, do not have anything goin’ on…other cawardice and vice. You are not the problem…never have been. They are.

    We have been needing representatives, sentators and, a President with a splint spanning their entire body for a long time. A body-splint so’s they can’t bend over. We’ve had a lot of republican wienerschnitzels and we need a big change.

    P.S. Another reason for the body-splint…no damn spine. Those with spines…disregard, and what’s your name so’s I can make a note of it. I hereby call for the cloning of West, Cain and Palin. (I am sooooo almost serious about this). Metaphorically though, yeah!

    • Anonymous

      Two black guys and a woman. How racist, sexist, and regressive we conservatives are. I am so ashamed :-)

      • Anonymous

        I don’t agree that we are racist or sexist because our best candidates happen to be black or women.

        • Rshill7

          It’s a new fangled thing called sarcasm. Look it up :-)

          • Anonymous

            ..oh, I get it, and you are dripping with it. Only trouble, it doesn’t translate well in the written media of blogging, email world, etc. Usually needs body language or tone of voice for clues. Sorry I missed it.

            • Anonymous

              Hey, dat don’t mean we can’t still be soulmates :-D

              • Anonymous

                Well, when you put it that way….(of course we can be bestest buddies even).

  • Anonymous

    Sarah. I hope that you are reading all of these posts and feeling at least, a little vindicated as well as spurred on, to never give up, never let up, nor ever give in. You’ve got it goin’ on sister. Don’t sweat the peanut gallery. Your “same-side detractors”, do not have anything goin’ on…other cawardice and vice. You are not the problem…never have been. They are.

    We have been needing representatives, sentators and, a President with a splint spanning their entire body for a long time. A body-splint so’s they can’t bend over. We’ve had a lot of republican wienerschnitzels and we need a big change.

    P.S. Another reason for the body-splint…no damn spine. Those with spines…disregard, and what’s your name so’s I can make a note of it. I hereby call for the cloning of West, Cain and Palin. (I am sooooo almost serious about this). Metaphorically though, yeah!

  • Anonymous

    How sad that a moral, honest, hard working woman who truthfully wants what’s best for this country is treated so horribly, not only by the libtards, but now by our own fellow conservatives. I don’t understand why having values and being a Christian isn’t held up as an example, especially when compared to the socialist left. I for one think she’d improve this country, how could that be bad? I suppose some really rather have obama for another 4 years.

  • LibsAreCommies

    It’s all distraction. The focus needs to be that indeed Obama and his band of Radical Leftists are trying to destroy America from within.

  • Steprock

    S. Palin / H. Cain

    Who’s up for that?

    • Anonymous

      Nahhh…Palin/West 2012 instead. :)

      • Anonymous

        There are only 4 who seem to be candidates or possible candidates who have not been corrupted by these gutless, treasonous cowards in our DC political swamp. Palin, Cain, West and Bachman. The rest are just more of the same ‘ol spineless RINO’S.

      • http://twitter.com/Super_Sachiko Jasmine Clark

        i am for palin/west too but i also like palin/cain.

    • Jdura6247

      Sarah Palin is our only chance!

    • Lou

      I like that a lot, Steprock!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m thoroughly disgusted with the Republican leadership. I had the NRSC call me for a donation last week and I told them no. They aren’t leading. I will donate to the Senate Conservatives Fund. I made the right choice, they had that creep Lisa Murkowski give the weekly address? They are oblivious. Why would we want to listen to that corrupt individual Murkowski? Then, they seem determined to let $105.5 billion in a cr to fund Obamacare? This money was stolen from the American people to fund an unconstitutional bill? They seem to have a suicide wish for the Republican Party. I can’t give money to that.

    • Anonymous

      What are we going to do about them? How can we get our candidate supported by the Repub party?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YLQJN5L66IARDGSPWGEVEY5BG4 Dawg

        We just need to get our candidate supported by the Tea Party, and the hell
        with the Asses and Elephants in the room…..
        I’m through fighting with the Republican party and not another cent of my
        money will go to these morons to run their Rhino’s just to lose to the idiots
        who call themselves Donkey’s…..

        Palin / West in 2012

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YLQJN5L66IARDGSPWGEVEY5BG4 Dawg

        We just need to get our candidate supported by the Tea Party, and the hell
        with the Asses and Elephants in the room…..
        I’m through fighting with the Republican party and not another cent of my
        money will go to these morons to run their Rhino’s just to lose to the idiots
        who call themselves Donkey’s…..

        Palin / West in 2012

  • Anonymous

    I’m thoroughly disgusted with the Republican leadership. I had the NRSC call me for a donation last week and I told them no. They aren’t leading. I will donate to the Senate Conservatives Fund. I made the right choice, they had that creep Lisa Murkowski give the weekly address? They are oblivious. Why would we want to listen to that corrupt individual Murkowski? Then, they seem determined to let $105.5 billion in a cr to fund Obamacare? This money was stolen from the American people to fund an unconstitutional bill? They seem to have a suicide wish for the Republican Party. I can’t give money to that.

  • Anonymous

    I’m thoroughly disgusted with the Republican leadership. I had the NRSC call me for a donation last week and I told them no. They aren’t leading. I will donate to the Senate Conservatives Fund. I made the right choice, they had that creep Lisa Murkowski give the weekly address? They are oblivious. Why would we want to listen to that corrupt individual Murkowski? Then, they seem determined to let $105.5 billion in a cr to fund Obamacare? This money was stolen from the American people to fund an unconstitutional bill? They seem to have a suicide wish for the Republican Party. I can’t give money to that.

  • Sndtlr7

    I want Sarah Palin/Allen West/Herman Cain/Michelle Bachmann! I don’t care which two of these four end up in the top two positions, but to me, they are the cream of the crop. No more career politicians. These four seem to be the only ones on the horizon who do not bend to political correctness, who tell it like it is and follow up with action. We need people like them leading our nation out of it’s present dark days. If we fail in 2012, I fear that our children and grandchildren will not live in freedom any longer.

  • Anonymous

    Again…Thank you Bob Zee for the piece below!

  • AmeriCuda

    Good comments abound!

  • http://twitter.com/Haidaman Edward Brown

    GOP frontrunners do not have the spine or courage Sarah Palin has. Period.

  • http://twitter.com/Haidaman Edward Brown

    GOP frontrunners do not have the spine or courage Sarah Palin has. Period.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KYY4MUOK574R4AOOEXAEUCNX2Y Phillip

    Bob Zee,

    Thanks for the sermon that EVERY TRUE CONSERVATIVE needs to live by. I am so sick of the BOVINE SCAFFOLOGY ( Credit Norman Schwartzkoff) (Apologies for the spelling )that they spew at the American citizens. The issues Palin takes on aren’t about Lare about our survival as a free Constitutional Republic. We as American citizens let the Asses and Elephants have control way too long and where has it taken the country ?. Circling the toilet drain because of the cowards in the Republicrat party. I’m getting to get off my soap box now because I have to go to work. J

  • Chilloutyo

    This is not hard. The conservative elites still hang out with the leftist elites. The tea party are the revolting peasants. This is a dangerous time to be an elite regardless of your party.

  • Mzhovda

    Rush,
    Be puzzled no more!!! Do not doubt me on this one!!
    Palin would not be a Pastor in Chief, but the Conservative intelligentsia/Blue Bloods hate someone who is truly converted to Christ.

  • Kathy Mcnamara

    Thank you, Bob Zee, for your service to our country – and for your frank and honest comments about the state of our country. We must fight and win our country back -please help us!

  • Bigdaddyt

    my personal feelings on this may not fly here, but as a American i still have the right(for now) to voice my oppinion. first of all to Bob Zee from the bottom of my heart and soul i say thank you and God Bless you for your service to this country and giving of yourself to insure my right(and others) to freedom. one of which is freedom of speach. i am a big Palin fan i have enjoyed her speaches, interviews ect. i however don’t think it is wise for her to run for President in 2012. why???? i feel she woyuld be more of a service as a top advisor to a Republican President to keep him/her on track. before anyone can cry that i’m bias towards old white guys only as president the one i am hoping is the eventual ticket is Hermain cain Allan West ticket. i would love to see these two men(both have a huge amount of both ackbone and “balls”) going up against obama because in the debates alone they would crush him. Palin as the #1 advisor to Cain with West as VP can blend all their fantastic ideas together and kick the Progressives to the curb. after that Palin running for President would instill the country continues to move forward well into the 2020’s and beyond. if this doesn’t come to pass and Palin is our canidate for 2012 will i vote for her??? to use her own words YOU BETCHA.

  • Anonymous

    I sent Bobby’s comment to El Rusbo for him to read and digest. Bobby’s comments are the heart and soul of why will need to fight for the Lady from Wasilla. I, like the rest of you, are tired of “somebody” telling us how we need to vote and telling us “they” have all the answers..that’s complete BS. America is in deep trouble and we need the right person that is of the people and not the establishment to get us out of this fix. I don’t see a “hard tail” out there that can do it. The ladies like Sarah and Michelle have got a bigger set of “johnsons” than any of these so-called REAL conservative men. Guys, you should be down right ashamed of me saying that but it’s the freaking truth.

    If the Lady from Wasilla decides she wants to run, we’re there to help her. The Tea Parties from all 50 states and each county within these 50 states, will be working for her. Every 9-12 Project organization across the country will sign up. Sarah has already got a huge base of supporters that will be mobilized and ready to fight for her. Will you do the same? This is not a time to be scared of what’s out there, it’s a time to run to sounds of the battle.

  • Mediaccess

    Rush! I love you, man, but I’m thankful for this site because I can’t afford to be a member, thus reading all that text – man, it’s not easy.

  • Mikey

    Bob Zee is the man! Couldn’t agree more. I have copied your post and sent it to all my friends. I am now going to contact the local tea party and get involved. Fight em until hell freezes over then fight em on ice.

    • Marti17

      U go Mikey – Good post!

  • Japope09

    Every single one of you needs to watch the film entitled “Media Malpractice” by John Ziegler, a man who’s family and he have supported the liberals with monetary and political endorsements for years. The film covers how the media handled the 08 election and how obvious, what was going on, should have been. Whether you agree with Bob’s post or not, you should watch the video.

    • Anonymous

      I have seen it and you’re right-people should watch it. It should be a lesson for all Americans (and Canadians and other countries) how the media does manipulated the 2008 election.

      Another good “resource” is a book called “The Shadow Party” (written before Barack Obama’s rise to shame) that traces step-by step the influence of the “Spooky Dude.”. You would swear it came off the press yesterday as what is described in there is happening now. It’s like reading a transcript from a Glenn Beck show. I’m reading it now and it is truly eye opening.

      Tell me if any of his sounds familiar:

      Product Description

      America is under attack. Its institutions and values are under daily assault. But the principal culprits are not foreign terrorists. They are influential and powerful Americans secretly stirring up disunion and disloyalty in the shifting shadows of the Democratic Party. New York Times best-selling authors David Horowitz and Richard Poe (both former radicals) weave together riveting history, investigative reporting, and cutting political analysis to help expose and explain:

      * The Shadow Party’s plan to rewrite the US Constitution.
      * How the Shadow Party overthrows foreign governments – and why it may attempt to use the same methods here.
      * The vast network of private think tanks, foundations, unions, stealth PACs, and other front groups through which the Shadow Party operates in America.
      * The network’s voluminous contributions to the Democrats, which totaled more than $300 million in the 2004 elections, and its growing influence over the party’s message and policy.
      * The politicians on both sides of the aisle who have exchanged political favors with George Soros and his “government-in-the-wings.”
      * The Shadow Party’s efforts to conceal its radical agenda behind the “moderate” pose of Hillary Clinton and other public figures.
      * The radical network’s plan to seize power in 2008.

      http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Party-Hillary-Radicals-Democratic/dp/1595550445

  • Mcderm

    I really admire Rush, but have to disagree with him on one or two points regarding Buckley’s egalitarianism. As a student at BYU in the early seventies (but a very liberal Mormon at that) I had the opportunity to hear Buckley speak on campus. Although I had been an admirer of his, I found his speech intentionally vulgar (For example, he began his address to his conservative Mormon student audience with a joke whose punchline included the word F–k.) and his manner extremely condescending. I concluded on reflection that his high church Catholicism had motivated his seeking to shock and sneer at his Mormon (and what he considered hick and fundamentalist) audience.
    Secondly, I remember a very short televised debate that he had with Gore Vidal in which in response to Gore’s acusation that Buckley was an elitist and fascist, Buckley claimed that he had served his country proudly as a regular GI in the infantry during WWII. Later biographical notes and references I have seen refer to his service as an officer in army intelligence, with some connecting him to Donovan’s OSS. I tend to believe this last connection as I saw more recently a bio-note that said he had been been employed for two years in the CIA back at its inception, and of course, the CIA drew heavily upon OSS personnel. This seems to contradict his vaunted humble GI infantry service and I can’t help thinking he was disengenuous.
    The fact that William F. Buckey was able to consistently retain the respect of the liberal media (Gore Vidal excepted) was due, I suspect, to the fact that the Liberal elite recognized a kindred spirit in this excommunicating conservative (And it was smart politics for them to give stature to the guy who was helping them by destroying the Birchers from within the Conservative movement.).

  • Tayper1

    Well said. Thanks

  • Kristopher

    The eastern RINOs are scared crapless by Palin.

    They are trying to burn her down by pushing the “stupid woman” button. The Eastern establishment is hoping the religious right will save her from these unwashed Tea Partiers.

    Note that these RINOs are suddenly courting Christians with the marriage, DADT, and other similar issues.

  • Kristopher

    Sorry: “save them from these”

  • Teletutoring

    Bobby
    What can I say, you have left me teary-eyed and breathless. You have nailed it regarding Sarah. As Rush stated today, ‘he would like to see any other candidate or elected official stand up to half the criticism she has encountered. I love and have been extolling her virtues to any who would listen; unfortunately many won’t and can not stand her. I feel just the opposite! About the time I began thinking I was wrong, I read all the positive comments about Sarah, Rush and America and know my feelings are right. Sarah needs to be in the mix either as pres or vice.The other half should be my personal favorite, Marco Rubio. He is one of a kind. If I can’t have him then it will need to be Col West, Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann!
    Bobbie thanks for the service and keep the faith, we’ll win the country back yet; I miss South EAst Asia!
    Peace Dick
    USAF l964-67
    Vietnam Brotherhood

  • falling

    They hate her because she did not do what they told her to do! After the election was over, the Republican and media consensus was that Palin should go back to Alaska and develop her foreign policy experience and polish her political positions…meaning she was supposed to go home with her head hanging, apologize for making McCain lose the election (AS IF), and call a Rove or a Krauthammer and BEG THEM TO TELL HER which political positions and foreign policies she would be allowed to call her own. Instead she went home with her head high and remained exactly the same fiscal and political conservative that she had always been! Palin’s refusal to bow to their superiority got the establishment Republicans panties in a wad and they have not been able to forgive her for just being herself and STILL running rings around them!

  • falling

    They hate her because she did not do what they told her to do! After the election was over, the Republican and media consensus was that Palin should go back to Alaska and develop her foreign policy experience and polish her political positions…meaning she was supposed to go home with her head hanging, apologize for making McCain lose the election (AS IF), and call a Rove or a Krauthammer and BEG THEM TO TELL HER which political positions and foreign policies she would be allowed to call her own. Instead she went home with her head high and remained exactly the same fiscal and political conservative that she had always been! Palin’s refusal to bow to their superiority got the establishment Republicans panties in a wad and they have not been able to forgive her for just being herself and STILL running rings around them!