Sarah Palin blasts Politico for GOP hit piece

Sarah Palin went on a live Sunday night version of Greta just after Politico released their new hit piece “Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Palin“. Both Greta and Palin blast it for using anonymous sources and Palin wonders how she can respond to someone if she doesn’t know who they are. She adds that she really believes that Politico is simply making stuff up and using the ‘anonymous sources’ as cover. Be sure and watch to the end because the hits just keep coming.

Enjoy!



UPDATE: Here is Fox’s version if you prefer this one:

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13 thoughts on “Sarah Palin blasts Politico for GOP hit piece

  1. Anyone watch Greta’s phone interview with Mercowski? What a joke. She refused to say she would causus with the GOP and yet a title card came up that said she did agree.

  2. I think this has been the state of American politics for quite sometime now maybe even close to the beginning of this country who knows for sure.

    If you want to play with the big boys you are going to have to deal with them and their “ways of the world.” This isn’t a church meeting. It is NEVER going to be fair-that is not how politics operates or how the WORLD operates.

    It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Rove had a hand in this-but that is the way both sides work.

    1. Yes this has been going on since the country started.The best examples are from the Federal Period.

      In 1791 Washington’s cabinet was divided on Alexander Hamilton’s plan for the First Bank of the United States,along with the creation of the the United States Mint and the Revenue-Marine.Jefferson of course was brushed aside by Washington who showed loyalty to his old aide-de-camp Hamilton.Jefferson resigned as Secretary of State in 1793 and his campaign to discredit Hamilton was on.Having formed the Democratic-Republican Party a year earlier alongside James Madison,Jefferson no had allies in Congress to fight against any further economic policies put forward by Hamilton.In 1796 with Washington leaving office more then a dozen people ran for president,but after a bitterly contested election with accustions on flying on both sides,especially against Hamilton,Adams won by won electoral vote.This was the same time James Callender,a man accused of sedition in England for writing anti-government pamphlets,wrote “History of 1796” which accused Hamilton of having an affair with a married woman,blackmail and fiancial corruption.He followed this up in 1797 with “Sketches of the History of America” which went even further and accused Hamilton of not only the affair with Maria Reynolds but also being involved in illegal finacial dealings with her husband.When Maria’s husband was arrested for counterfeiting he told Aaron Burr and James Monroe,both Democratic-Republicans,that had information on a top offical in the government involved in corruption.Hamilton denied all the charges,but admitted to the affair.His public career was ended with this scandaL.He’d later be a Major General in the Army during the Quasi-War,but never held an office of public trust ever again.But Jefferson was far from done.Seeing how Callender how destoryed Hamilton,he hired Callender to bring down Adams.Callender wrote “The Prospect Before Us” in 1799,a pamphlet that attacked everyone named in it,Callender was tired under the Sedition Act in 1800.The trial before the Supreme Court became such a circus,that Justice Samuel Chase was impreached for his role in it,though he was acquitted of all charges and remains to this day the only Justice to be impreached.Callender was fined $200 and given the longest sentence of any journalist under the Sedition Act.He was later released on Adams’ last day in office and then pardoned by Jefferson.Out of prison now Callender demeanded Jefferson make him a postal offical in Virginia and when Jefferson rebuffed him Callender joined the pro-Federalist paper Richmond Recorder.And once there he published the first and most detailed account of Jefferson’s relationship with Sally Hemmings.During 1803 Callender was by some accounts supposed to provide testimony for a trial in New York ,The People vs. Croswell, which involved libel charges against a publisher, Harry Croswell, who had reprinted claims that Thomas Jefferson paid Callender to defame George Washington. Croswell’s lawyer oddly enough was Hamilton.Callender was the same person who once said John Adams was a “hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.”

      Then there was the Philadelphia Aurora,which ran between 1797-1800 and openly attacked Adams,Washington and any Federalist that ran afoul of its printer and publisher,Benjamin Franklin Bache.He inherited his press from his grandfather,Benjamin Franklin.Bache was later arrested under the Sedition Acts but died before he could stand trial.

      June of 1799 saw the attacks between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans that Gov Jonathan Trumball of Connecticut wrote to Washington pleading for him to run for office in 1800.Trumball believed Washington was the only person that could pull America out of the bitterness of a multi-party system.Washington turned him down in,what was for Washington,a bitterly worded letter.At one point he told Gov Trumball that “Let that party set up a broomstick, and call it a true son of Liberty, a Democrat, or give it any other epithet that will suit their purpose, and it will command their votes in toto!” And that “and this too at a time when I am thoroughly convinced I should not draw a single vote from the anti-federal side; and of course, should stand upon no stronger ground then any other Federal character well supported; & when I should become a mark for the shafts of envenomed malice, and the basest calumny to fire at; when I should be charged not only with irresolution, but with concealed ambition, which wants only an occasion to blaze out, and, in short, with dotage and imbecility.” Washington had so much disdain for the Democratic-Republican party that he called it the “French Party” for their support of the Revolutionary government in France at the time and the idea the Federalists smeared the Democratic-Republicans with,of wanting to set up a French style government to replace the Constutition.He also at one point called Jefferson’s party “the curse of the country”.

      Trumbull’s letter
      http://www.consource.org/index.asp?bid=582&documentid=56898

      Washington’s reply
      http://www.pbs.org/georgewashington/collection/post_pres_1799jul21.html

      The Federalist having set up a standing army,with Washington and Hamilton as it’s top officers,to stop a French invasion,their support of the slave revolt in Haiti and with the passage of the Ailen and Sedition Acts further divided the two parties and the country.It was common to see protests in the streets and people being hanged in effigy.

      There is also this bizzare tale from the 1800 election

      ” In the campaign that followed, the Federalists depicted Jefferson as a godless nonbeliever and a radical revolutionary; he was often called a Jacobin, after the most radical faction in France during the French Revolution. His election, it was charged, would bring about a reign of terror in the nation. The Republicans cast Adams as a monarchist and the Federalist Party as an enemy of republicanism, including the greater egalitarianism promised by the American Revolution. The level of personal attack by both parties knew no bounds. At one point, Adams was accused of plotting to have his son marry one of the daughters of King George III and thus establish a dynasty to unite Britain and the United States. The plot had been stopped, according to the story, only by the intervention of George Washington, who had dressed in his old Revolutionary War uniform to confront Adams with sword in hand. Jefferson, meanwhile, was accused of vivisection and of conducting bizarre ritualistic rites at Monticello, his home in Virginia.”

      http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident/adams/essays/biography/3

      If you want to read more on the Federalst Period pick up Gordon Woods’ “Empire of Liberty”

      But of course this was just the beginning of all long history in this country of parties bitterly dividing us.There was the two campaigns John Quincy Adams ran against Jackson,the 1912 election,the 1968 election, and of course the election of 1860.

    2. Yes this has been going on since the country started.The best examples are from the Federal Period.

      In 1791 Washington’s cabinet was divided on Alexander Hamilton’s plan for the First Bank of the United States,along with the creation of the the United States Mint and the Revenue-Marine.Jefferson of course was brushed aside by Washington who showed loyalty to his old aide-de-camp Hamilton.Jefferson resigned as Secretary of State in 1793 and his campaign to discredit Hamilton was on.Having formed the Democratic-Republican Party a year earlier alongside James Madison,Jefferson no had allies in Congress to fight against any further economic policies put forward by Hamilton.In 1796 with Washington leaving office more then a dozen people ran for president,but after a bitterly contested election with accustions on flying on both sides,especially against Hamilton,Adams won by won electoral vote.This was the same time James Callender,a man accused of sedition in England for writing anti-government pamphlets,wrote “History of 1796” which accused Hamilton of having an affair with a married woman,blackmail and fiancial corruption.He followed this up in 1797 with “Sketches of the History of America” which went even further and accused Hamilton of not only the affair with Maria Reynolds but also being involved in illegal finacial dealings with her husband.When Maria’s husband was arrested for counterfeiting he told Aaron Burr and James Monroe,both Democratic-Republicans,that had information on a top offical in the government involved in corruption.Hamilton denied all the charges,but admitted to the affair.His public career was ended with this scandaL.He’d later be a Major General in the Army during the Quasi-War,but never held an office of public trust ever again.But Jefferson was far from done.Seeing how Callender how destoryed Hamilton,he hired Callender to bring down Adams.Callender wrote “The Prospect Before Us” in 1799,a pamphlet that attacked everyone named in it,Callender was tired under the Sedition Act in 1800.The trial before the Supreme Court became such a circus,that Justice Samuel Chase was impreached for his role in it,though he was acquitted of all charges and remains to this day the only Justice to be impreached.Callender was fined $200 and given the longest sentence of any journalist under the Sedition Act.He was later released on Adams’ last day in office and then pardoned by Jefferson.Out of prison now Callender demeanded Jefferson make him a postal offical in Virginia and when Jefferson rebuffed him Callender joined the pro-Federalist paper Richmond Recorder.And once there he published the first and most detailed account of Jefferson’s relationship with Sally Hemmings.During 1803 Callender was by some accounts supposed to provide testimony for a trial in New York ,The People vs. Croswell, which involved libel charges against a publisher, Harry Croswell, who had reprinted claims that Thomas Jefferson paid Callender to defame George Washington. Croswell’s lawyer oddly enough was Hamilton.Callender was the same person who once said John Adams was a “hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.”

      Then there was the Philadelphia Aurora,which ran between 1797-1800 and openly attacked Adams,Washington and any Federalist that ran afoul of its printer and publisher,Benjamin Franklin Bache.He inherited his press from his grandfather,Benjamin Franklin.Bache was later arrested under the Sedition Acts but died before he could stand trial.

      June of 1799 saw the attacks between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans that Gov Jonathan Trumball of Connecticut wrote to Washington pleading for him to run for office in 1800.Trumball believed Washington was the only person that could pull America out of the bitterness of a multi-party system.Washington turned him down in,what was for Washington,a bitterly worded letter.At one point he told Gov Trumball that “Let that party set up a broomstick, and call it a true son of Liberty, a Democrat, or give it any other epithet that will suit their purpose, and it will command their votes in toto!” And that “and this too at a time when I am thoroughly convinced I should not draw a single vote from the anti-federal side; and of course, should stand upon no stronger ground then any other Federal character well supported; & when I should become a mark for the shafts of envenomed malice, and the basest calumny to fire at; when I should be charged not only with irresolution, but with concealed ambition, which wants only an occasion to blaze out, and, in short, with dotage and imbecility.” Washington had so much disdain for the Democratic-Republican party that he called it the “French Party” for their support of the Revolutionary government in France at the time and the idea the Federalists smeared the Democratic-Republicans with,of wanting to set up a French style government to replace the Constutition.He also at one point called Jefferson’s party “the curse of the country”.

      Trumbull’s letter
      http://www.consource.org/index.asp?bid=582&documentid=56898

      Washington’s reply
      http://www.pbs.org/georgewashington/collection/post_pres_1799jul21.html

      The Federalist having set up a standing army,with Washington and Hamilton as it’s top officers,to stop a French invasion,their support of the slave revolt in Haiti and with the passage of the Ailen and Sedition Acts further divided the two parties and the country.It was common to see protests in the streets and people being hanged in effigy.

      There is also this bizzare tale from the 1800 election

      ” In the campaign that followed, the Federalists depicted Jefferson as a godless nonbeliever and a radical revolutionary; he was often called a Jacobin, after the most radical faction in France during the French Revolution. His election, it was charged, would bring about a reign of terror in the nation. The Republicans cast Adams as a monarchist and the Federalist Party as an enemy of republicanism, including the greater egalitarianism promised by the American Revolution. The level of personal attack by both parties knew no bounds. At one point, Adams was accused of plotting to have his son marry one of the daughters of King George III and thus establish a dynasty to unite Britain and the United States. The plot had been stopped, according to the story, only by the intervention of George Washington, who had dressed in his old Revolutionary War uniform to confront Adams with sword in hand. Jefferson, meanwhile, was accused of vivisection and of conducting bizarre ritualistic rites at Monticello, his home in Virginia.”

      http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident/adams/essays/biography/3

      If you want to read more on the Federalst Period pick up Gordon Woods’ “Empire of Liberty”

      But of course this was just the beginning of all long history in this country of parties bitterly dividing us.There was the two campaigns John Quincy Adams ran against Jackson,the 1912 election,the 1968 election, and of course the election of 1860.

  3. Sibyl West: “Oh, the hit piece is co-written by Mike Allen, whom Matt Latimer includes among Karl Rove’s “advocates” when he sez, “Among journalists, the influential columnist Mike Allen of Politico is widely known to be a reliable bulletin board for Rove’s interests and activities.” So we know who is behind all this now, don’t we?”

    The Matt Latimer piece entitled Karl Rove’s Flameout is here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-10-22/karl-rove-why-the-right-thinks-hes-a-fraud/3/

  4. I believe this is the journalistic equivalent to childish accusations such: “Well my dad said that your dad is a doo-doo head”
    Palin’s got the cojones to stand up and beat the childish doo-doo head establishment right to their face.
    BTW, anyone who has written papers that require sourced material, can you imagine the crap you would have gotten if you listed the majority of your sources as “some book in the library,” “this magazine at work,” “a cool website online,” or “a hot person I met at a party?” What’s the difference here?

    1. Karl is one of those elite snobs Rush always refers to. I’m not sure exactly what is stake is in all of this.

    2. I’m another Josie. Sara had better go and take a nap for a few years,like 40 . She really makes me sick when she starts her meaningless chatter. Go SARA go. Josie the second.

      1. Mmemt5 – Not sure why you selected to reply to my message and I don’t usually reply to messages such as yours – I have far better things to do (especially with tomorrow coming) than to give a precious second of my life to your type of nonsense. But I want you to know that it is precisely your attitude that keeps me active in all this. So thank you for slapping me around a little. It’s been hard to realize that there are any – and shocking to learn that there are many American citizens knowingly turning their back on this great country and against other patriots.
        My biggest disbelief is why there are so many that think like you after all this time and information available that you still don’t get it. People like you with your head in the sand that are threatened by the truth and common sense that Sarah Palin, a true American Patriot, speaks. After all this time of engaging in the same ridiculous repetitive conversations (hoping to wake more of our American citizens up) I no longer care whether any of you understand or agree or want to save this country – WE ARE GOING TO DO IT WITH OR WITHOUT YOU! I no longer want to explain anything. If you had any interest or cared you would read any one of the dozens of articles explaining what is really going on in this country that you would not make such idiotic comments. Even easier for you to watch any of the thousands of videos that confirm most of what we are trying to say to all of you.
        If by now you still can’t see what those on the left and the so called Democratic Party (which no longer exists) are doing to this country I’m sorry for you. Perhaps you are one of those with your hand out waiting for the producers in this country and those effective in its growth, to give you something for nothing without working for it. I understand your type of mentality is like someone telling you your car is on fire but you want to stop for gas.
        The attacks on Sarah Palin are so lame that we are brought down to a level where Americans no longer listen to a patriot that is trying to save this country.

        Mmemt5 – Just for a moment think (if you can) what if she is even 1% correct and we don’t at least stop, look, listen and pay attention………

  5. I am not sure why Politico dropped this one tonight…maybe just to stir things up. Unnamed GOP leaders? I am not sure she should run in 2012 but the GOP better be very careful. There is an anger in this country and back room deals are not going to sit well. The establishment GOP track record is a little spotty in picking candidates. Those “magnificent bastards” better pick a winner or the GOP is going to come apart at the seams.

  6. After seeing how the GOP worked wonders in California this would not surprise me a bit. This just my opinion, the GOP has ridden the wave created by “tea party”, independents, patriots, you pick your own term, and now if you have not been paying attention they once again are turning on the people. Look at the blogger’s and facebook. If you are not walking the party-line they are on you worse than the democrats hacks.

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