Tuesday OT: Bristol Palin cries, fights with dancing partner on national TV

Here’s your open thread for Tuesday, brought to you by Bristol Palin and her national fight on DWTS:

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  • sDee

    open thread – so did you all hear Hillary is in the doghouse with Huma?

    • marketcomp

      Ok, Barack and now Hillary. I have heard rumors which might explain why a women can stay with a rapist and womanizer like Bill Clinton!

    • kong1967

      If you look at her right eye she is not looking at the boobs. She is looking closer to the neck area. It was still funny, though.

  • Philo Beddoe

    Being the daughter of Sarah Palin who has been vilified by the media, now is being targeted by haters and mentally unbalanced stalkers.

    The media should be held accountable along with the leftists that created this.

    This is a total shame.

    • She had a fight in front of TV cameras. Why wouldn’t they use that?

      I don’t think this is an attack, just part of the show. Anyone else would have gotten the same treatment.

      • Agreed

      • proudhispanicconservative

        Scoop yesterday Mark Levin had a great opening monologue can you please post it, it has the video by voices without a voice, it will give my fellow patriots here a smile when they hear it.http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VuCaWYvpVZg

          • MiketheMarine


          • proudhispanicconservative

            Ok but the monologue is very good, and it gets you pumped up.

          • Orangeone

            Thank you Scoop for reposting. I missed this back in July.

            What a powerful group of young people. I was hoping they would say: “When you go into that ballot box to make your choice, remember me, I don’t have a vote but your choice will affect me.”

            • Would have been a great ending statement! The ad just seems to fizzle out. It needed a parting shot or hook and your statement would have been an excellent choice.

              • Orangeone

                Perhaps they will release another one right before election day.  I’m going to check out their website to see.

        • capelady

          I posted it on Mark Levin’s website when I saw it the other day for the first time!

      • sDee

        I agree. Reality TV shows seem to “script-it-as-they-go”. Each dance team probably has their own assistant producer to stir up some drama for later editing into the show.

      • Philo Beddoe

        I should have mentioned that Palin is probably stressed out which probably gave her a short fuse

      • jollyjellybean

        I cringe everytime I hear about her Hollywood exploits. As a parent, I wouldn’t wish that on my children for all the money in the world….not a healthy world to be in. JMO.

        • Couldn’t agree more with you! Except it does seem like Sarah and Bristol enjoy the spotlight so I don’t think it’s near as difficult on them as it is on some of their devoted followers!

    • NHConservative0221

      Some of you Sarah supporters are really over the top.

      It was Bristol who put herself in this position, no one else.

      She chose to take advantage of her mom’s fame to join the celebrity culture herself.

      And here I thought conservatives were supposed to believe in personal responsibility unlike blaming others as you have done!?

      • MiketheMarine

        What did Bristol do to deserve liberal attacks and to receive mail with a white powder in it. Should we attack your kids because we disagree with you? Hell, no we shouldn’t. Don’t you get it?

        • NHConservative0221

          Who are you Terry Camp putting words in my mouth?

          I never said Bristol deserves to be stalked.

          I responding to the guy who thinks the media is unfairly singling out Bristol when she is the one who signed up to be put in the spotlight.

          BTW you owe me an apology. I was right about posters like Guest142421whatever and Linky. Both of them have said it’s not worth it to support Romney and that is disgraceful.

          • MiketheMarine

            Wrong, pinhead. You said, and I quote, “It was Bristol who put herself in this position, no one else.” Suggesting that Bristol has earned whats going on. I don’t owe you a single apology. Look at it as I’m defending an innocent Bristol since she isn’t here to counter your crap.

            • NHConservative0221

              Again you’re putting words in my mouth MiketheMoron.

              I was defending what Scoop said:

              “She had a fight in front of TV cameras. Why wouldn’t they use that?

              I don’t think this is an attack, just part of the show. Anyone else would have gotten the same treatment.”

              And again, you tried to vilify me for attacking posters like Guest17783(whatever his name is) and Linky. Both of whom have argued for not voting for Romney.

              That is simply insane. You defended the indefensible.

              • MiketheMarine

                Those comments about not voting for Romney happened DURING THE PRIMARIES, asshole. We can support whomever we want, whenever we want but you, dumbass keep acting like you are holier than thou. I didn’t support Romney during the primaries either. So, you aren’t a liberal, you are acting like an RNC establishment guy that can’t accept any other opinions. Your comments about Bristol happening the same week that the DWTS location received an envelope addressed to Bristol with a white powder in it and you think she deserves this? You are stupid AND offensive as crap.

                To clarify something, I don’t see any problem showing a clip of anything that happened on a TV show, but to suggest, this week that Bristol is getting what she deserves is absolutely ridiculous.

                • NHConservative0221

                  Again reading comprehension and the truth is not your strong suit.

                  I was ON THIS SITE supporting Cain, then Bachmann, then Santorum in the primaries.

                  It was AFTER the ROmney had it all wrapped up – AFTER Newt and Santorum both dropped out that I argued with these other posters who said it wasn’t worth it to support ROmney.

                  Guest and Linky have both said that there’s little difference between ROmney and Obama which is downright stupid and hurts our cause of saving our great country.

                  I will fight to the very end to save this country and will stand up to those who are not willing to save it.

                • MiketheMarine

                  And much like the liberal media continuing to talk about the debate, you keep bringing it up. You aren’t much into letting people work through their own thought process and coming to their own conclusions are you? You were never military were you? You were far to “smart” for that, I guess. Which reeducation camp did you graduate from?

                • NHConservative0221

                  Look I have argued continuously with people like Linky and Guest. I have one in my 912 group but at some point there is no hope. Especially when the wizard of smart in my 912 group even criticized Romney after the debate saying that “Romney and Obama were arguing about which socialist policies to implement!”

                  You can’t win with people like that.

                  And I would argue that we need to stand up to them and put them in their place. When you have people on conservative sites saying Romney = obama there is nothing good that comes out of that. In fact it could actually discourage good conservatives from voting.

                • Philo Beddoe

                  So in other words, you backed 3 losers and then jumped on the Romney bandwagon.

              • Orangeone

                Please do not insult a man who has placed his life at risk to protect your liberty and mine. You may disagree but please be respectful.

                • Seconded. Not only is it uncool, it goes against the ToS of this website.

                • NHConservative0221

                  See my reply to Orangeone above.

                • I’m not confrontational by nature and I just hate to see good Conservatives argue about something seemingly trivial like who dances in what reality show. I broke my own rule about not getting involved in other peoples’ fights by posting my comment.

                  I just want us to save our ammo and enthusiasm for the real fights like about the direction of the country and who should lead it.

                  I will not get get involved in such a “fight” by posting a comment again. (he says now! 🙂 ) Horse, barn door and all that.

                • NHConservative0221

                  In case you didn’t notice – he started it by calling me a “pinhead”.

                  Then he called me an a$$hole.

                  Finally I respect everyone who served for their sacrifice but that doesn’t make them immune from crititicism here.

                  Why not just have everything they say stand in stone and make it so no one can ever disagree with them?

                • Orangeone

                  I did notice and his subsequent comment was after your insult.  I’ve had one little tussle on the site as well, cannot even remember with whom and what it was about.
                  Bottom line, this is a great site with a great group of respectful people. Because we are all individuals we won’t agree 100% of the time.  The beauty of Scoop is that we are kept informed and provided with a forum for constructive discussion.  I personnally like that you blog with us and you bring good points to the discussion.

          • MiketheMarine

            I think I see where you and I are having a communication error. You are looking at trees and I’m seeing a forest. In other words, your comment is onlly pertinent to this clip on this stupid show. I see it as part of a much larger issue in that families of politicians should not be fair game. This week Bristol has been terrorized by that mail and attacked by the liberal media and folks like you who take a smaller perspective of what is happening.

            I, no more owe you an apology than you owe me an apology but your micro view is not going to help you get what some of us are talking about because you are focusing on a single tree.

            • NHConservative0221

              That’s exactly what I was talking about… I interpreted that other poster as being too sensitive in the media making fun of Bristol for crying —she put herself in that position.

              I don’t want to see Bristol or anyone stalked/harrassed etc.

              • MiketheMarine

                That’s what I figured. I hear Bristol’s name this week and immediately consider everything going on now as part of the same discussion. I could not care less about tears during the taping of some mediocre TV show. However, that said, Bristol does not deserve ANY of the rest of it. She’s just a kid who’s made a few mistakes and is now doing pretty well with the hand she’s been dealt. And the left loons have already proven that they are dangerous. I think you and I will agree with that.

      • cathmom

        I think Bristol is taking advantage of her mom’s fame. All of Sarahs other kids are quietly in the background. But never Bristol. No matter what we say or try to spin it this will definitely cause people to take Sarah Palin and her entire family less seriously in the future if Sarah decides to reenter politics. And yes I already know how most people feel about the Palins, this is just making it worse. See my post above.

        • “I think Bristol is taking advantage of her mom’s fame”

          DWTS asked Bristol for the show and not Willow or Piper. Why should she refuse and say no. As I already said, she is a young woman who is earning money for her and her son.

          “And yes I already know how most people feel about the Palins, this is just making it worse”

          What “most people feel about the Palins” has everything to do with the lies and smears from the media about the Palin family. And most people are uninformed enough to believe the lies and gossip about the Palin family.

          If Obama received half of the bad press that Sarah Palin does, his favorables would be in the low 30’s.

          The media , Hollywood and the REP establishment have done everything they can to vilify Sarah Palin and her family but despite a massive effort to destroy her, she is still on her feet and making a difference in the political world.

          Sarah Palin wrote this on her facebook page and I agree:

          “As Bristol shares with anyone targeted by the naysayers in life: “Hey, the haters will hate anyway; the critics will criticize, so you might as well dance!”


          • cathmom

            The media , Hollywood and the REP establishment have done everything they can to vilify Sarah Palin and her family but despite a massive effort to destroy her, she is still on her feet and making a difference in the political world.

            Yes that is true and she needs everything to stay on her feet. I just do not like the reality TV stuff, never have, never will. It makes candidates look unserious, period. Now if Sarah plans on doing just what she is doing now then fine no problem.

            • NHConservative0221

              Very well said.

              Bristol has now join same leftist celebrities that have vilified her mom.

              • cathmom


        • Amjean

          I agree with you.

          It is funny, however, to see people (her mother’s supporters) voting for her in droves in order to drive the liberals crazy.

          Although I must say I hope her 15 minutes of fame is up soon. The whole thing is
          so tacky. It would be different if she could actually dance. It is my opinion that she
          is making a fool of herself. All the others are SO much better. And it will only get
          worse if she stays on the show much longer.

          I feel sad for Sarah Palin who worked so hard to become mayor and governor to
          help her state, doing an outstanding job, who continues to help elect conservatives.
          Her record was stellar; the libs and rino repubs forced her out of office essentially,
          and now she sits in the stands at DWTS surrounded by liberal whackos and watches
          her daughter perform poorly.

          And for those of you who are fooled into thinking Bristol is only supporting her son,
          she could do that from a more low keyed position that didn’t embarass her family,
          perhaps at something she is really good at. She doesn’t need to make hundreds of
          thousands of dollars for dancing poorly or with tabloid magazine interviews of her

          I would cringe if either of my daughters behaved this way. They went to college.
          That opportunity is available to Bristol too.

          • NHConservative0221

            Very well said.

            I will always like Sarah, but some of her supporters will defend anything that she or her family does to the death.

          • cathmom

            As Rush would say: right on right on right on!! My sentiments exactly!

    • Joseph ewing


      Sarah Palin earned her path in life by working hard, running for elections and doing the people’s work.

      Bristol Palin “earned” her path by being Sarah Palin’s daughter.

      She might have considered going to college, studying hard, and getting a real job. But she instead took the path of least resistance.

      And this is what you get.

      • NHConservative0221


        I’m not saying she should be stalked, what I’m saying is the media will be critical of her when she puts herself on this show.

        In fact ABC was more than fair to her in this piece.

      • Nonsense.

        Bristol graduated from high school and she has a job. (she is working as receptionist for dermatologis)

        DWTS asked her and she said yes. And why not.

        She is a young woman who is earning money for her and her son.

        Anyway, the media will continue to attack her (and the Palin family) no matter what she does. DWTS or no DWTS .

        • MiketheMarine

          Exactly right. I agree with you completely.

      • Are you saying that if one doesn’t go to college and study hard, he/she can’t get a real job? I would disagree that Bristol chose the path of “least resistance.”

        • “I would disagree that Bristol chose the path of “least resistance.”


          I think that Bristol took the path of ” most resistance” ; stepped out of her comfort zone.

          • Orangeone

            I concur. Many times it’s better to live your life for a bit and then go to college. Perhaps that is something Bristol may choose to do at some point in her life, but bottom line, that is her choice. She is using her experiences to help younger girls understand the consequences of premarital sex and I applaud her for that.

            • NHConservative0221

              Disagree. I think Bristol is using her mom’s fame and milking it for all it’s worth.

              • MiketheMarine

                Yeah, you’re right. She should quit the show, go home to her $10 / hour job and feed her child oatmeal. What is she thinking trying to earn big money?

                • NHConservative0221

                  I never liked the celebrity/reality tv garbage.

                  Guess that’s your thing.

                • MiketheMarine

                  No, I barely watch any TV and it is almost entirely news that I watch, but I understand trying to make money and better the lives of those that you love.

                • NHConservative0221

                  Is it just to help her family or is she seeking fame?

                  That’s the million dollar question.

                • MiketheMarine

                  I like to believe that the crappy economy means she wants to earn honest dollars, but, obviously you think her intentions are questionable. That’s a pretty good example of the differences between you and me.

                • NHConservative0221

                  You always seem to think you’re right and have a hard time disagreeing without name-calling or being condescending.

                • MiketheMarine

                  If you are offended by my pointing out our differences then maybe you know you’re an asshole. Sounds like guilt to me, but I don’t care even a little bit.

                • NHConservative0221

                  Look in the mirror.

                  You’ve attacked me twice but whatever.

                  Says alot about you.

                  You’re always right and the Palin family can do no wrong!

                  Be sure to vote for Bristol on DWTS btw and send lots of tweets about it!!

                • MiketheMarine

                  It’s seems that you are either bipolar or have some strange desire to be accepted by me. I don’t particularly like you so maybe xanax would be a better bet.

                • NHConservative0221

                  Just pointing out your complete inability to disagree without insulting someone.

                  Thanks for proving my point!

                • MiketheMarine

                  Your tax dollars at work. The US Gov’t trained me to find an asshole. Close with and destroy said asshole.

                • NHConservative0221

                  So I disagree about Bristol and you respond by saying “that’s the difference between me and you” — implying that you’re better than me.

                  I could never possibly be right, only your opinion is right and everyone else is an asshole.

                  Right back ya you, UP YOURS ASSHOLE!

                • MiketheMarine

                  Feels good to uncork on the object of your annoyance, doesn’t it? I still harbor no ill feelings and I think I may have figured out your frustration. You live in one of the states that can’t help get Romney elected. I have the same problem living in the Peoples Republic of Maryland.

                • A_Truism

                  Oh my goodness, You’ve judged Bristol Palin’s actions without knowing her motives and you’re offended when you’re called up on it? At least give her the benefit of the doubt. But if she sucks at dancing then she sucks at dancing. Nothing wrong with that critique.

              • A_Truism

                If my famous mother was raising me right, saying that although she loved me, my first priority was my child and raising him/her, and was asked to be on a show that paid so much in light of current economic circumstances, and my family was there for support, I would too.

              • Orangeone

                And we can agree to disagree.  I love our 1st Amendment.

  • MiketheMarine

    A little Benghazi gate article you should read.


  • NHConservative0221

    I never liked Bristol doing this stuff. Sarah Palin has always been my favorite politician and then her daughter goes and joins the celebrity-clan that I have always despised. Really makes it hard for Sarah to run for anything in the future.

    • I like that Sarah and her husband and some other family members support Bristol though. They have been shown on TV a few times together now watching Bristol dancing.

      • NHConservative0221

        I still wish Sarah would’ve ran instead of the Palins doing all this.

        • Understood and agreed.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    I dont watch this show, does anybody know are they a couple?, because if not I think the guy has a crush on Bristol.

    • MiketheMarine

      Most of those couples end up doing the aerobic, nocturnal cha cha when they are on that show. It doesn’t usually last tho.

    • marketcomp

      He’s probably being ridiculed by his friends for having her as a partner. Next week they switch up and if I were Bristol I would be very careful and guarded. I just don’t trust any liberal, especially the ones in Hollywood and Washington, DC. Well really everywhere.

    • I don’t think they are a couple. I’ve heard nothing to suggest otherwise.

      • proudhispanicconservative


  • Sober_Thinking


  • Nukeman60

    What is this – Jersey Shores? I thought this was a dance show. Good thing I don’t watch it. It must be on one of the alphabet networks.

    • I usually watch it with my wife – It provides a distraction from the current political reality. I fell asleep last night and missed Bristol Palin’s dance, so I, for one, thank Scoops for posting it and even keeping in the scores for me to see! 🙂

      • MiketheMarine

        I’ll bounce over during commercials to check out the hot dancer chicks in their revealing little outfits. 😉

        • Ha! I complain to my wife that the outfits are too skimpy… You’ll hear me say “What to you think of the dress (some dancer) is almost wearing?” 🙂

          • MiketheMarine

            I’ve discovered that I like the sexy little russian gals. They speak quietly, I don’t understand a word they say but those little “costumes” fire me up. LOL

            • There are two types of men watching. The ones like me, because my wife likes that we watch together and then those like you… Who love the little skimpy costumes and Ruskies. Mind you, if they did make the dancers wear more conservative costumes, the ratings would probably be cut in half overnight!

              • MiketheMarine

                I really don’t care for any network TV but being a single, HOT blooded American boy, I do enjoy my very soft porn.

                • Orangeone

                  You just went up many levels in my book!

                • 🙂

        • Orangeone

          Shame on you….

          • MiketheMarine

            Guilty as charged. LOL. I am a woman loving, pig. Not a chauvanistic, just………….
            excitable, I guess.

            • steprock

              And unlike you, Mike, all the other fellas watching the show are just there because they are so very intrigued by the competition and have a heartfelt love of ballroom dancing.


              Sorry, tried to keep a straight face while typing that.

              • MiketheMarine

                The married guys are not permitted to be truthful on this subject. Hahaha, Much like that fruit loop, Charlie Sheen, I believe that I am “Winning.” LOL

            • Orangeone

              To quote Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman “You’re forgiven”

      • Orangeone

        She did a great job last night, was told by Bruno and Len that it was her best dance ever. Even the uber-liberal Carry Ann didn’t pound her into the ground like last week.

  • Leave the poor girl alone. Enough is enough and she doesn’t deserve the abuse.

    • What abuse?

    • NHConservative0221

      She put herself in the spotlight.

  • PhillyCon

    I know the mess in the EU/Greece, is not as exciting as reality TV, LOL … but, I think its important to keep an eye on what’s going on over there. California seems to be on this path ….

    Merkel Visits Greece

    This line jumped out, as I was reading about Merkel’s first visit to Greece in five years.

    Teachers, doctors and other public employees stopped work on Tuesday in a gesture of protest, while trade unions and opposition political parties took to the streets, risking confrontation with police.

    This is what will happen if doctors and medical professionals become “gov’t employees.” Can you imagine being scheduled for surgery, but instead, you are told your surgeon is at a protest rally for more funds? Unreal.

    Also, it seems Greece needs more crack:

    Without the 31.5-billion-euro tranche, Greece says it will run out of money by the end of November.
    Many Greeks say they cannot take more of the wage cuts and tax hikes that have left a quarter of the workforce jobless and slashed the country’s economic output by a fifth.

    I wonder how long this will continue. Will Germany finally pull the plug on the Greeks? Its a never ending cycle in the EU. What a mess.


    • sDee

      Bet you bottom dollar that the doctors taking care of the elites and the political class are private providers and not on strike

      • PhillyCon

        Yes. Animal Farm at its best.

        Obamacare already exempted Congress and the Executive Branch.

  • Meh, she’ll get over it!

  • BostonBruin

    FYI – President Romney will conduct two rallies today:

    – Des Moines, Iowa at 1:05 PM ET
    – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio at 7:25 PM ET

    Looks like both will be live-streamed at live.cnn.com

  • From what I understand, Bristol is doing this stuff because apparently she gets $250k to participate and $50k for each week she lasts during the competition. Her regular job is back in Wasilla… and I bet it don’t pay anywhere near that.
    She is banking money to support her kid because that douche bag ex-husband is at least $20k – $30k behind in child support.
    She owns a $250k house in Arizona and a condo in Wasilla. I bet that she has the rest of her money invested wisely and once the public profile and entertainment value of her name runs out, both her and her kid will be in pretty good financial shape.
    As for the drama in the clip, she is trying hard because so many people keep voting to support her and keep her on the show.
    She is not a naturally good dancer and most of the other contestants are really good…. so in order to justify the support she gets, she is trying to do as best as she can… and I guess this clip shows how that pressure is getting to her.
    Considering all the hate that is thrown her way by the leftie haters, I think she is hanging in there pretty well. I guess that is why Sarah is there each week for support.

    As for why are the Palins in the spotlight with these sorts of shows? Well, if you recall, Sarah Palin said a while back that what good is it to be preaching to the choir all the time… i.e. FOX, etc. …. she agreed with Breitbart that you have to go after the liberals in their own world and get into the pop culture and influence that. So, don’t be surprised that at some stage down the road you see Sarah involved in that liberal world in order to preach the conservative message to the liberals.

    • Sarah Palin GETS IT.

      “Polticis is down-stream of pop-culture.”


      How long did Reagan travel in the wilderness before he won? I’d heard rumors that she might run for McCain’s Seante seat in 2016 (If McCain’s retirement rumors are true).

  • cathmom

    I love Sarah Palin and all that she stands for, her record in Alaska and how well she did in running for VP in 2008. I am really hoping for Sarah to get back into politics on a national level, but I can’t help but think this reality stuff will hurt her. I cringe whenever Bristol’s name is mentioned because I feel she just wants to be famous. I know she works for a doctors office, whatever, she always seems to be around the corner looking for attention. I could be wrong. But I think Bristols antics are cringeworthy and will come back to bite Sarah if she ever wants to reenter politics, which would be a shame. I wish Bristol would just stay home and quietly raise her son.

    • DWTS asked her and she said yes. She is earning her own money and she has fun. So, why should she refuse and say no against the DWTS invitation.

      She is no nun or something.

      She is not asking for it ; they asked her.

      It has nothing to do with “seeking attention” ; it has everything to do with earning money and having fun.

      • cathmom

        So?? It still hurts the family name if Sarah reenters politics. They will be teased and not taken seriously. All I really care is about Sarah and her future in politics. I do not care why Bristol is doing what she is doing.

        • MiketheMarine

          What are you willing to do to provide for your family? If anyone wanted to see you dance and offered you money to be on a TV show and you would be paid to provide for your child, wouldn’t you do it?

          • cathmom

            Probably not if I know my mother might want to run for Pres or VP one day, no I would not.

            If, on the other hand, my mom had no plans for that then I would go ahead and do it.

            • I understand your point, but I think you might be wrong. I don’t judge a politician by his wife or his kids, but by his positions and votes, etc. It doesn’t matter to me if his or her daughter or son is on DWTS or some other TV show. The kid isn’t running, the politician is. Just like nobody here makes an attack up on NOBama’s children (and that’s how it should be), I don’t think too many will judge Sarah Palin by the antics of one of her kids. At least I don’t. Just saying.

              • cathmom

                ” I don’t think too many will judge Sarah Palin by the antics of one of her kids. At least I don’t. Just saying.”

                You are kidding right? right? Did you forget 2008 campaign?? Who is Trig’s real mom, etc etc blah blah blah.

                Unfortunately the Palin family has become fodder for the MSM, Hollywood and many others across the country who listen to their BS. I do not think they need anything else to feed the hungry trolls IF Sarah goes forward into politics.

                I love Sarah and her conservative positions, I have always supported her on blogs and financially. I just wish this was not happening.

                • MiketheMarine

                  Funny, if you said that to Sarah she would probably tell you to get over it and call in a vote for her daughter. Sarah Palin is the Queen of doing what she believes is right, price be damned. If Sarah had your concerns about this silly show, I don’t think she would show up periodically to support her own daughter. And THAT is why I love Sarah. She is tough and grounded and I agree with her politics too.

                • cathmom

                  You are probably right!!

                • MiketheMarine

                  I love her too. 🙂

                • MiketheMarine

                  BTW, excellent discussion. No accusations or angry words. Just mature dialogue. I enjoyed this.

                • cathmom

                  Me Too !! 🙂

                • MiketheMarine


                • Me three. 🙂

            • MiketheMarine

              And if you were a single mom with no financial support from the dead beat dad and you had a job that paid, what $10 an hour maybe? Then you are offered $250,000. plus $50,000 per week you were still on the show. I think you would do it and your mom’s issues would play no part in it unless she offered you the same money to skip out on it. Let’s be honest. I don’t sing or dance in public, BUT if you offered me those numbers I’d dance and sing in public while naked.

              • cathmom

                Single mom whatever. Its like I said earlier: if my mom were to enter as Pres or VP candidate I would not do it. If she was not, then I would do it (just not naked!) Maybe the Palins are trying to tell us something…….. maybe Sarah has no future plans for politics. That would be sad.

                • MiketheMarine

                  I think Sarah would be crazy to try again. I like her and wish she would BUT she was attacked as viciously by the RNC establishment as by liberals. I wouldn’t blame her if she told both parties to go to hell. She is far to classy for that but who would blame her?

                • NHConservative0221

                  I think Sarah dropped the ball and should’ve ran. She has shown great fighting spirit throughout her career, why back down to the media and RNC establishment.

                  Sarah was the only one who could’ve beaten ROmney. Look, Santorum almost pulled it off with no name recognition!

                  Sarah would’ve had a ton of grassroots support and had the guts and record to win both the primary and the general election.

                • MiketheMarine

                  I don’t think any of us can ask her to deal with the garbage she dealt with again. Why would any sane person do it once, much less twice. I agree with you, in that she has my vote, no matter what she runs for.

                • Why run in 2012? The RNC and GOPe pretty much telegraphed who their boy was. After RNC rules 12 and 16 (and the sham “voice vote from hell”) the fix was in.

                  Sarah has only been in the national spotlight for 4 years and if she EVER wants to enter the fray (AZ Senator or POTUS??). She’ll have to go into the wilderness, hit the pop-culture circuit (Breitbart is right) and come out as “Sarah 2.0”.

                  You ever thought that Sarah realized that 2012, after much prayer and consideration, wasn’t her time? There is a chance she’ll never come back. She does have a young child to take care of (and raise money for Trig’s trust fund).

                  The nation loves an underdog and a comeback story. She’s isn’t going away.

                  Deb Fischer, Ted Cruz, and Richard Mourdock are thankful for Sarah’s involvement.

                • NHConservative0221

                  Again I think she dropped the ball.

                  Yeah it would’ve been a tough fight, but isn’t it worth it to save your country and get a real conservative elected? She would’ve had alot of us getting her back but after dragging it out for over 6 months she finally said no.

                  You’re ignoring what actually happened. If Santorum with no money or name recognition could almost beat Romney, why couldn’t Sarah with a ton of name recognition and alot more grassroots support do it?

                • A_Truism

                  You have a lot of consideration for the greater good which is very commendable. But by extension of your logic, however, every decision you make, leading up to an election and during tenure (should one run for office again and win), would have to be in light of how it affects your parent’s career/image. Everything you do, therefore, would, if the primary importance of one’s life is to aide the career of a loved one, have to be considered upon terms best for that priorit, which I don’t think is healthy or realistic.

                • cathmom

                  Sure Dr. whatever.

                • A_Truism


              • Orangeone

                Oh Mike, I had your back until the last line…Now I’d like to stand side by side 🙂

                • MiketheMarine

                  If I’m naked, you need to stand at least an arms length away. LOL

                • Orangeone

                  Well I understand you are a sniper but didn’t know you pack  long range…

            • tshtsh

              Bristol should just live her life. The left will target the Palin’s regardless. They are damned if they do and if they don’t. I do not see the sense in rewarding the left “bad” behavior.

              • cathmom

                I can see your point

        • Orangeone

          The only thing that would hurt is if Bristol crawled into a shame hole. She is a courageous young woman and is providing for her child. The Palin family demonstrates that they support their children even if a mistake is made. That is the sign of a true leader. You work with the hand dealt and turn things into positives.

        • You worry about YOUR life and they’ll worry about THEIRS.

          Who says Sarah will ever re-enter politics? After the bums rush she received, and all the backs that turned on her (Giffords shooting), why should she return?

          • NHConservative0221

            Commenting on here offering opinions about the Palins is NOT off limits. The Palin family has continued to put themselves in the celebrity spotlight and they will continue to be discussed and critiqued whether Palin worshippers like yourself like it or not.

        • A_Truism

          With all due respect, how can you say you don’t care for Bristol when you care for Sarah and her career? That doesn’t make sense. Because who cares more for Bristol than her mother?

          Do you know for a fact that she wants to run for office again? You should talk in certainties before assuming you know what’s best for Palin’s “political aspirations”.

          • cathmom

            Please read my several posts on this where I say IF Sarah runs…

            • A_Truism

              But that’s what I mean. “If” assumptions only lead to paranoia.

              • A_Truism

                p.s. I too hope that one day Sarah Palin gets back into politics. It could be a campaign with an “against all odds” tune to it. I don’t think it’ll be any time in the near future though.

    • Politics is down-stream of pop-culture.


      Can you name me any other national Republican, post Reagan, who has ventured out into pop-culture as much as the Palins? Someone has to do it. And if they make a few bucks in the process so what? Still legal…for now.

      Stop worrying about the Palin family. Let them live their life!!!!

      • steprock

        I’m Soooo gonna regret commenting on this topic. But, no, I can’t think of any.

        IMHO, Sarah Palin HERSELF had her own reality show! Didn’t even go on an existing one. Nope, had her own flippin’ show. I really don’t get people getting worked up over Bristol here. She’s not doing anything that her own mother didn’t do.

  • denbren52

    Don’t care … don’t know why this is posted here … Love Sarah Palin … hate that her family is all over reality TV

    • “don’t know why this is posted here”


      • Linky1

        Seriously? Tears and a fight on national TV?

        denbren summed this up perfectly: “don’t know why this is posted here”

        Don’t know why it’s posted anywhere as it’s not news.

        • MiketheMarine

          Open thread, Linky

    • MiketheMarine

      It is an open thread for you to post whatever you want. Scoop can’t keep posting cute dog clips.

      • Orangeone

        I vote for Scoop to post MiketheMarine singing and dancing open post (with clothes on please).

        • MiketheMarine

          I will do it the day AFTER the $250,000. check clears my bank.

          • A_Truism

            LOL! Very smart.

          • Orangeone

            As long as it’s the  initial investment in the sniper school.

        • steprock

          MAY-DAY MAY-DAY

          Pull up! Get to another topic! Pull up!

          • MiketheMarine

            My thoughts exactly. LOL

    • As opposed to hunkering down in a small, dark cave in Alaska because of what Obama did to her?

    • BHliberty

      Feel the same way! Thanks for saying what I was thinking!

    • Hey, they can make a buck…ain’t illegal….YET.

      Besides, I think the Palin family gets it when it comes to pop culture. The GOPe sure as heck don’t get it.



    • Because:

      A) It’s an open thread.

      B) It’s Bristol Palin…c’mon.

      C) It was her best dance so far after the fighting. She got her highest score and got mad compliments from the judges.

      Why don’t you want to see Bristol do well denbren52?

      • denbren52

        Sorry scoop. Didn’t mean to diss your open thread but I’m just not a fan of these reality shows that glorify celebrities above everyone else.

        Now the girl that had the guts to wear a Romney t-shirt to school in the Peoples’ Republic of Philly – She’s a hero to me! The girl that shaved her head to donate her hair to cancer patients only to be bullied because she had no hair? She’s an even bigger hero to me!

        Bristol is famous because her mother is awesome. I wish her well but I’m not going to get all excited about her or any other celebrity winning a dance contest.

  • Terrenceor

    Bristol is a 21 year old single mom who is responsible for providing for her son. She cannot go out in public without getting grief from the left. She is performing in the most intolerant place in American in an activity she is not comfortable with.

    One word to describe her, BRAVE!

    • MiketheMarine

      Most excellent post. I agree…..

  • SaraPFan

    If this fight was a ratings move by Bristol to get people to tune in and vote for her AND to get to judges to score equally, she got everything she wanted.

    I think the fight was good for the show and good for a healthy friendship. I think Mark is a real friend to her. I hope they have stronger, better communication after this.

    I hope she stays on DWTS longer!!!

    • Orangeone

      Each couple has a spat, as Mark said they went 1.5 seasons and everything is fine. Constructive differences.

  • tvlgds

    Very likely staged for ratings.

  • carmtom13

    I’m glad RS posted this, it shows the length that the C O A liberal media will do to get to Governor Palin.
    I have read some of the comments here and I felt I needed to respond to some of them. Bristol did not go and seek being on DWS they called her and asked her and I’m quite sure Bristol consulted with her parents. This is a well paying job for her. This is what capitalism is. As far as hurting Governor Palin’s political asperations, wrong! Governor Palin has gone into the belly of the beast many times and the libs who don’t like her line up to take a picture with her and after meeting and speaking her, Todd and the family they come away with a different perspective. I don’t see anything wrong with Bristol being on the show, she has to support herself and her son. Even though she has a job in a Doctors office I’m quite sure her pay check is no where near what she is earning on DWS. Who wouldn’t do DWS for what they pay to be on the show. Another point I would like to make is living in Alaska the cost of food, gas, utilities etc is very costly. As far as the judges and some of the other people on the show they are all liberal and have not been to nice to Bristol and Bristol is smart and knows this. The judges have show’d their ass when they give higher scores to people who should have been slammed and it wasn’t done. Again there is nothing wrong with Bristol accepting to be on the show, they pay well so why not.
    This is capitalism you get a job with a big company and get paid for doing the job.

  • nibblesyble

    I think she is a brave girl for going thru this. I love that she is partnered with Mark because is a gentle soul and is good for her. She is a good role model for young girls that messed up but is willing to change and move forward. Her Mama raised her well! Plus she is kicking tail…loove it!

  • wodiej

    I admire Gov. Palin but why would Bristol do this on National TV? Maybe she needs to grow up just a tad.

    • Terrenceor

      I think she is doing just fine on the growing up part. Last week was not a strong performance for Mark and Bristol. Mark stood back and let Bristol get blistered by the judges, she took it “like a man”. This week we found out that Mark didn’t show up for dress rehearsals last week.

      Bristol has had her fair share of partnering with boys pretending to be men. Bristol had every right to be disappointed with Mark. Mark needs to man up and give 100% to the commitment he made.

  • Intrade shows Romney up from ~ 33% to 39.%, and BHO down from 67% to 61%.

    Starting to catch up to reality.

  • poljunkie

    We watched the first season but after they manufactured the feud between “Mr Peterman” from Seinfeld and the soap star so they would have a re-match, we were a little turned off. Then, one day when I was flipping channels I came across the host who seems so friendly, totally bashing the Republicans- not the policies- the people.

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    News tip:
    suspicious supposed political research calls that are going on!

    Back in late September, a man w/a foreign accent called from caller ID “Research Center”, phone # 231-224-2034. He had my first and last name! He said he was with “National Public Research” and wanted an opinion from an honest voter. He made a point of saying they would not ask for a donation. He asked if I was registered to vote at this address, though I had not given him my address. He wanted to know my year of birth! I said I’d give him an age range (and did) but would not give him an exact year of birth. He politely thanked me and ended the call!

    On Sunday afternoon, October 7, a lady named Jody called from a caller ID of unknown name, unknown number. She said she was with Intel Research and asked how likely I was to vote for President and the Senate. I told her I was planning on it. I could hear many voices in the background on her end (and think I did with the man previously as well). She asked a question along the lines of if I was with the media, newspaper, or working for a political party or candidate. I said I wasn’t. She said the call was confidential and they wouldn’t ask for a donation. She asked if I was registered to vote at this address. This lady did not say my name, but she asked what year I was born too! I told her I had already reported a previous call and I didn’t think they were legitimate, asking my year of birth. I told her I had been willing to give an age range with the last guy but they hung up. She politely thanked me and hung up too.

    I did some looking online after Sunday’s call and found this information listed on one website in regards to the phone number that was provided on caller ID the first time I answered:


    25 Jun 2007
    I found out later that MWR is a “push poll” organization. A push poll is a form of negative campaigning in which a caller will ask a question that links a candidate with what is usually a hypothetical and false statement. Such calls are named push polls because they are designed to push voters away from a candidate and are disguised as a poll. The American Association of Political Consultants has denounced the tactic.
    Caller ID: Out of Area
    Call Type: Political Call
    25 Jun 2007
    I forgot to add that they represented themselves as “Mountain West Research”. Never heard of them.
    Caller ID: Out of Area
    Call Type: Political Call

    In closing, these people are obviously asking for more intrusive information than warranted and are using various research names under the guise of being political polling research people.

  • May you burn in hell, Jerry Sandusky, you miserable cretin.

    • NHConservative0221

      That’s why we need the death penalty!

      Hopefully the other prisoners will abuse and kill him!

  • iaintlyin

    I try to keep my opinions to myself when in public (yeah I get out sometimes), but of late find it hard to not engage with young people at checkout lines. It’s been a great time to reach out to the young ones and bluntly ask their voting intentions. If they indicate Romney (not enough) I shake their hand and thank them for their foresight. If they indicate undecided, most of them listen to a succinct (remember their attention span) 2 part theory as to why Romney should be their option and why O shouldn’t be. They are much more willing to listen than 4 years ago. Attempting to steer these kids to the right has become a satisfying chore for me lately. Now is the time to expose 0 to his young minions, he’s weak, they finally see it. Convert some kid while the time is right. Go Mitt, Ryan and Col. West them a two part short succinct

    • NHConservative0221

      You’re a true patriot!

      One line that may work is to tell them by 2025 every dollar of tax revenue will be used to fund medicare, medicaid, social security, or the interest on the debt! No money for education, defense, roads/bridges, etc!

      And follow it up by saying obama wants to increase our deficit by an additional $10 trillion!

      Finally a good comeback to the stimulus is that not only did unemployemet stay over 8% for over 42 months despite claiming it’d do exactly the opposite, but we spent $250 K a job for the stimulus!

      • iaintlyin

        Small 1″ punches like those are perfect, especilly if you can formulate 4-6 facts which show a couple of distinct comparisons. I’ve been able to completely disarm them by outting the fact I don’t like how the black community (unemployment/dropout rates) is being treated. Completely disarms their racist angle. A couple of more facts to show the differences and then sometimes I close it up by saying their vote is more important now than 4 years ago

  • steprock

    Open thread question:

    What is so “radical” about the Republican Party? I’ve seen this word thrown around, but I don’t know what the Lefties mean when they use it. I mean, they go so far as to call Obama a “centrist” even though his limited voting record often puts him further left than anyone else in the room, so far as I know.

    The GOP is generally “conservative” which is the exact opposite of “radical.” So what qualities are the Lefties referring to when they use that word? Are they talking about radical in limiting abortion rights? Radically opposed to gay marriage? What?

    (Honest question. Not blowing ye old dog whistle.)

    • iaintlyin

      its another example of the left changing our language, the meaning of words and in general, mixing things up so much the average person (not politically inclined) has no idea whats being they stand for. Jeez, only today through a RS provided link, did I find out the implications of “sustainable” products and thoughts. Look for these two words to pop up sometime in the next coupla weeks, “racist” and “islamaphobe”. The left is going to be throwing these words around much like they did in the 50’s , employing the name “red baiter”. They’re good at labeling even though they have a “big tent” huh? So to get to your radical question, the answer is, its part of the lefts overall ploy to confuse everyone into thinking that the lefts socialist agenda is middle of the road politics. Radical? Today, radical to me means extreme left with roots in islamist beliefs and causes. I refuse to let them hijack the word radical to describe me rather than their cohorts and abettors.

      • steprock

        Thanks for the thoughtful reply. Newspeak, as it was called in 1981. They bragged about literally removing all meaning from some words, going so far as to ban words and thus ban their meaning.

        Haha. My avatar pic is part of a photo of me out in the desert. Maybe I should fiddle with it.

  • Susitna

    Everyone here is right and wrong. I just don’t have time for Bristol at the moment!



    Not sure you are up on these tricksters who are just “PROGRESSIVES”.

    If you are not, it is not fun to learn there is a massive campaign to mislead you/us.

    Simple explanation, progressives (dishinest liberals) wil accuse others of what they are doing to confuse and mislead.

    Read “Rules for Radicals” by Sol Alynsky.

    “The end justifies the means”.

    Bascially Marxism.

    Most true Republicans are NOT radical, but some are big GOV
    “progressives”, but usually they don’t go down the road to being
    dishonest about anything and everything.

    Our Media is infected with SEVERE liberalism, that is what we don’t get the truth about much, unless it takes down a Republican.

    Watch for it, you will see it more and more if you watch what a they say.

    Now days, I have trouble watching any station but FOX, and even on there, there are some prigressive style attacks and libs popping off to much with disinformantion, but FOX feels it has to show all sides…….for some reason.

    Look how White House has covered up BENGAZIGATE.

    Lying Progressives, Chicago style thugs thinking they can do anything and we have to accept it !

    Not after Nov 6th !

  • drphibes

    Bristol’s got a lot of heart. I was impressed with how she drove herself down to be a part of this show at the start. I also enjoyed her courage when she encountered that vile deviant in the bar that was talking vile trash about her mother. Good for you, Bristol. Keep a good head and follow your Mom’s example in your public conduct.

    • Its truly unfortunate that the children of high profile political figures like Gov Sarah Palin, are used as targets by the vile vitriolic hate filled leftist radicals.. Bristol Palin just has to get used to that idea, that the left is out to personally destroy the Palin’s whole family, ie; they are at war with them- which they are at war with with America, the US Constitution, Democracy, Individual Freedom and Liberty, etc, for which the Palin’s represents.

      I personally view their actions of hatred as badges of honor, and would wear it proudly in the fight against liberal fascism, aka tyranny.

  • Big fan of The Right Scoop but a bit baffled where a clip of Bristol Palin fits into the substantive political issues being discussed?

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      This is an open thread, so topics can be brought up by people on here.

  • Orangeone

    American Future Fund’s best ad just aired during DWTS. 2008 debt and unemployment levels compared to 2012 with a projection of what they will be in 2016 if O’Bambi is re-elected. Prime slot!

  • aZjimbo

    Who the hell watches this crap?

  • A_Truism

    It’s utterly wrong that obumbum will leave the WH with millions in the bank he didn’t earn. Meanwhile, the rest of the country rides out the mess he worsened!