August 11, 2020

"Joe Biden’s campaign, in conjunction with influential women’s groups, is preparing to blunt 'sexist' attacks aimed at his prospective running mate."

"That’s all well and good, but where does Sarah Palin go to recover her career? If I didn’t know any better, I’d think the Democrats (and women’s groups, and liberal elites in the media) are a bunch of hypocrites. After all, their sexist attacks helped batter a young female rising star deemed as an existential threat, and now they’re warning that the same thing might actually happen (gasp!) to them? Don’t get me wrong. Pushing back against sexism is good. But it also strikes me as a bit self-serving, coming from the party that has been less than chivalrous to women who got in the way of their liberal agenda (see Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, and—most appropriately—John McCain’s running mate)."

Writes Matt Lewis at The Daily Beast, but you have to subscribe to read the whole article, unfortunately. I would subscribe — it's $35 a year — but then I would need to think about going to The Daily Beast because I've subscribed, and I don't want that burden. I haven't found The Daily Beast useful enough over the years to feel that I'm missing something. But I would like to read this whole article. I think we have enough of the idea in what we can see. Attacks on Biden's VP choice will be effective because Democrats who defend her can be confronted with their treatment of Sarah Palin and called hypocrites.

I wonder if Sarah Palin is presentable these days. If so, she can be used to lambaste whoever calls the VP attackers sexist.

119 comments:

Kai Akker said...

---Attacks on Biden's VP choice will be effective because Democrats who defend her can be confronted with their treatment of Sarah Palin and called hypocrites.

---I wonder if Sarah Palin is presentable these days. [AA]

(sigh)

M Jordan said...

Palin needs to Palin Lady X, whoever she turns out to be.

Kevin said...

If the Biden Team only called out those that truly warranted the label, there would be no issues.

However, any attack on the female candidate will be labeled sexist to avoid dealing with the substance.

That's Team Biden's real problem.

Mr Wibble said...

They hated Palin because she was everything that they claimed Hillary! was. Palin was attractive and feminine, while Hillary! quickly devolved to frumpiness. Palin was mother to a gaggle of kids, while Hillary! and Bill treated Chelsea like a political prop and shoved her off into a cushy marriage as soon as it was convenient. Palin rose up in politics based on her own abilities, while Hillary! rode Bill's coattails, and still managed to screw up her first big project. Palin was honest, while Hillary! was a grifter. Etc., etc., etc.

Expat(ish) said...

"Presentable" ss in attractive? That has a certain Clintonian ring to it...

FYI, she still looks dang good to me, but I like gals like that.

Also, who knew AOL was still a news source?

-XC

rehajm said...

Good stuff but I hope he isn't just now making this discovery...

There's a big problem with the virtue signaling of a black female veep candidate- it doesn't motivate key liberal demographics to support and vote and the dems know it. No way there's black guys stepping up to Biden because a black lady is on the under ticket.

Lucid-Ideas said...

Normally, I would say it's sauce for the goose. But this time I'm going to say that sexist attacks on Biden's VP would only be a distraction. No no, attacking them on their records, policy, and character flaws is more than sufficient this time.

They suck (for some of them, actually have done so), and for reasons not immediately related to having a vagina.

tim maguire said...

The number of women smeared by liberals because they were inconvenient to the liberal agenda is, coincidentally, I'm sure, identical to the list of women inconvenient to the liberal agenda. If hypocrisy were an issue for liberals, there'd be nothing left for them to talk about. Or, as the saying goes, if it weren;t for double standards, they'd have no standards at all.

You can depend on the media to ridicule and then bury any demands from the right that the left stop being duplicitous jerks.

AllenS said...

Why in the fuck would Sarah Palin waste her time defending any democrat party operative?

Francisco D said...

Sexism = Racism

In other words, you cannot criticize Black and/or female Democrats unless they have somehow drifted to the center.

MadisonMan said...

I mentioned this to some liberal friends of mine. Their reply was that Palin was not qualified to be VP like the many women who might be Biden's running mate.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

Big Mike said...

I wonder if Sarah Palin is presentable these days.

What a sexist remark! But yes.

Swede said...

Joe thinks it's great that these chicks want to help.

Aren't these broads great?

Xmas said...

Palin isn't redeemable in that way. She took her 15 minutes of fame and ran with it. She was on the Masked Singer this last season, which kind of tells you where she is at.

Though, it won't be too hard to drag up pictures of people proudly wearing their "Palin is a C**t" t-shirts.

Rory said...

"If hypocrisy were an issue for liberals, there'd be nothing left for them to talk about."

It's not hypocrisy, because "that was then, this is now" is ingrained in progressivism.

Nonapod said...

Since Kamala evidently unfollowed Joe Biden's official Twitter account yesterday, that leaves Susan Rice as the most likely pick I guess. When it comes to possible strong criticisms, Rice is a walking target rich environment. And all of those valid criticisms have precisely nothing to do with her gender or race.

Lucid-Ideas said...

I do not think any less of them for being women. Couldn't think any less of them.

Fernandinande said...

"If I didn’t know any better, I’d think the Democrats (and women’s groups, and liberal elites in the media) are a bunch of hypocrites."

Thanks to a faulty indoctrination, I'm far too dumb to know any better.

Freder Frederson said...

Sarah Palin was a governor of a state with fewer people than most congressional districts. Her family was an embarrassment (an entire family of Billy Carters), and she was a poor candidate who quit as governor after she lost with McCain.

She was responsible for her own demise.

Todd said...

"Joe Biden’s campaign, in conjunction with influential women’s groups, is preparing to blunt 'sexist' attacks aimed at his prospective running mate."

I don't know why I am still amazed at the amount of projection that goes on in the "left-sphere". When was the last time that anyone of any note on the right attacked a female of any note via their gender? It is the left that uses whatever attack tools available when they go after someone regardless of its applicability. They go after black conservatives using race. They go after female conservatives through their sex/looks. They go after female conservatives of color through both sex and race. Any criticism of any Democrat/lefty by any conservative is always twisted to be of a race/sex nature regardless of what the criticism is. The left gives the right NO merit and the left routinely uses every dirty trick they accuse the right of.

Meanwhile, Joe's girl sniffing and "bad touching" will be off-limits...

madAsHell said...

Joe Biden's campaign

tim maguire said...

Rory said...It's not hypocrisy, because "that was then, this is now" is ingrained in progressivism.

That doesn't make it not hypocritical.

Sebastian said...

"Attacks on Biden's VP choice will be effective"

Have any GOPers ever attacked any Dem candidates the way Dems vilified Palin?

Of course, the preemptive anti-sexism immunization is just another Dem play for the feelz of women. Whatever the GOP is going to do, it's so unfair to women! Nothing like what we did to Palin! Who wasn't even qualified! Who was a rabid right-winger! Who could see Russia from her house! And look at her trashy family!

Darkisland said...

Free vibrator batteries!

John Henry

Ann Althouse said...

""Presentable" ss in attractive?"

No.

Lucid-Ideas said...

I recall that a bunch of LA porn studios produced various knock-off 'Palin' scenario productions during her candidacy as VP. Now, we have to keep in mind the difference between these studios doing this to a Republican vs. Democrat VP might not have anything to do with politics. After all, who would want to see any of Biden's VP picks in a knock-off porn production.

I mean come on...would curiosity alone be enough to motivate you to see "Kamala and the other Slick Willie"?

Temujin said...

It's always amazed me that the left's demands for affirmative action also include the demand for immunity. Affirmative action directed at various collectivist groups- progressive or liberal Black Americans (not conservative Black Americans), progressive or liberal women (not conservative women), and on and on.

There has been for years, a demand that certain people of certain color or beliefs get hired because of their color and/or beliefs, but are not to be judged in any way for the job that they actually do when their are hired (or accepted). If you judge their actual performance objectively and find it subpar, you are called racist! Or sexist! They not only want special points for the color of the skin and/or gender and/or other whimsical predilections, but they want immunity of judgement on their performance.

It's a sweet deal. Remember Barack Obama? You could not even disagree with his policies without being called a racist. Remember Lori Lightfoot? You should. She's the current Mayor of Chicago. She's overseeing the destruction of her city. When the press asks her a question about it, they are overstepping racists.

If only conservative Blacks and women had the same immunity...Or better yet, if no one had immunity and were actually judged by their performance and nothing else...imagine what better leaders we'd have?

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Campaign? What campaign? Self-rout would be a better description.

Freder Frederson said...

Have any GOPers ever attacked any Dem candidates the way Dems vilified Palin?

Umm, Hillary Clinton. Or have you forgotten the chants of "Lock her up" or claims that she was dying of some terrible neurological disease.

And lets not even start on the aspersions thrown at AOC, Ilhan Omar, et. al.

Paul Snively said...

Sarah Palin was the only person who could vivify John McCain's candidacy. She legitimately fought corruption in her own party in Alaska, had a daughter with unimpeachable pro-life creds, and brought the nearly-lost "western conservative" tradition back to national politics.

Since then, Bristol failed to clean up her act and wound up a reality star, her mom's career went nowhere and she did the same, and she and Todd got divorced. Turns out the critics who said she wasn't ready for the national stage were correct. Which is a shame, because now we're stuck with Republican populist blowhards on one hand, and the delusional no-the-Washington-consensus-isn't-dead-as-a-doornail establishment Republicans on the other. Meanwhile, the Democrats have literally put forth a candidate they expect to die in office, and those beholden to hard left socialism, self-identified Marxist BLM, "Antifa," "Occupy Wall Street," etc. are slavering in the wings between organized riots in leftist cities while sympathetic mayors and governors try to appease them.

tl;dr there are no adults in the room.

bagoh20 said...

Poor, poor womens. They are so delicate. We must vow to protect them from ... words. If your candidate needs that much protection, you should get someone else. You know who got more abuse than any? Trump, Reagan, Nixon, Lincoln - also known as winners.

The idea that any Democrat would need MORE protection is completely backwards. If they ran Jeffrey Dahmer, we would only hear about his incredible cooking skills, and love for people of color.

traditionalguy said...

Palin’s persecution was not for her being picked as a GOP candidate. It was for Her being a sincere and courageous Christian believer. And that Is a War that has always had many casualties.

bagoh20 said...

"She was responsible for her own demise."

She seems to have done pretty damned well compared to just commenting on a blog with old failed ideas from the last century.

rcocean said...

You want to read Matt's whole argument? I don't. Its just the same ol', same ol. Demcorats/Liberals always respond to EVERY attack by saying its: racism/sexism/Homophobia/Antisemitism. Or "a hatred of immigrants", if they can't use the other counter-attacks. So, of course that's what the D's will do if the VP is WHITE. If the VP is black they will just use the racism card. Because racism and homophobia, and antisemitism always trump sexism.

I don't to read an entire column on why the D's are hypocrites. Its the laziest argument ever, and made constantly by Conservative Inc. Why? Because its toothless and ineffectual. instead of arguing why the D's are wrong or why the Candidate D is wrong on policy, you say "THe D's are the REAL sexists/racists". So, now you're on the right side of your liberal/left editors by agreeing the sexism and racism are the worst thing ever, and the D's should just treat everyone the same. That's why people like Matt Lewis constantly write this stuff.

Joe Smith said...

Ask Hillary how pro-woman she was when she was destroying the lives of the 'bimbos' that Bill was fucking/raping.

Gahrie said...

she (Palin) was a poor candidate who quit as governor after she lost with McCain.

Yeah it had nothing to do with the nuisance lawsuits brought by Leftwing activists and the invasion of her privacy by the media.

rcocean said...

If i was Palin and trump asked me to campaign for him, I wouldn't do it, unless i got a job offer.

narciso said...

They burnt down her church. They provoked a stalker who was let out of prison, her doaughter was attacked in broad daylight her husband was attacked a birthday party.

Paul said...

'Sexism'.... Hahahahaha.... that is gonna be a joke considering Biden's molestations.. but then he prefers 'em young.

JPS said...

"Joe Biden’s campaign, in conjunction with influential women’s groups, is preparing to blunt 'sexist' attacks aimed at his prospective running mate."

They are also preparing to define all criticism of his prospective running mate as sexist attacks.

RigelDog said...

When Althouse used the word "presentable," it matched my general perception of how Sarah Palin has been presenting/perceived in recent years. She seems to have retired from public life, her marriage failed (surprised the heck out of me), and one just gets the sense that she's become a deflated version of her incandescent, confident self.

Michael K said...

reder Frederson said...
Sarah Palin was a governor of a state with fewer people than most congressional districts. Her family was an embarrassment (an entire family of Billy Carters), and she was a poor candidate who quit as governor after she lost with McCain.

She was responsible for her own demise.


As usual, the Field Marshal choose a few facts and ignorers others. Palin worked her way up in retail politics as opposed to Hillary who was attached to Bill like a tick.

The resignation was the result of a concerted campaign to destroy her politically and personally by exploiting an error in the Alaska Constitution. Corrected once she was driven out.

If you didn't lie, you have nothing to contribute.

rcocean said...

The real villan in the destruction of Palin wasn't the Liberal/left MSM, it was John McCain and Republican Establishment. Johnny McCain assigned democrat Nicole Wallace to manage her campaign and Wallace deliberately sabotaged her. Later, despite Palin loyally campaigning for him in 2010 and 2016, McCain REFUSED to invite her to the funeral. McCain was a real shithead.

The Republican establishment (including all the Never Trumpers) were hell bent on destroying Palin as a political force. They saw her as a populist threat. Kristol, National Review, Will, Noonan, Erickson, all spent years attacking and sniping at her. When she was finally driven off the political stage, they cheered.

Hopefully, she'll come back and defeat Lisa Murkey in 2022.

AZ Bob said...

Palin was not ready for prime time. She claimed expertise in foreign affairs because Russia was near her house. The attacks on her were appropriate.

Kevin hit the nail on the head:

However, any attack on the female candidate will be labeled sexist to avoid dealing with the substance.

Big Mike said...

@Althouse (9:07), of course you meant “attractive.” You wouldn’t ask whether a 56 year old retired male politician who makes a living from speaking engagements and being an occasional TV commentator was “presentable.”

So my answer from 8:45 stands.

BTW, 12 year old Trig is, by all accounts, a genuine charmer. Maybe not aborting Downs children should be okay?

Ray - SoCal said...

The viciousness of the attack against Palin were beyond the pale.

wendybar said...

Freder Frederson said...Umm, Hillary Clinton. Or have you forgotten the chants of "Lock her up" or claims that she was dying of some terrible neurological disease.

Please. Now do Palins child Trig is actually her daughter Bristols.. (Andrew Sullivan) Or her 14 year old daughter got knocked up by
Alex Rodriguez (Dave Letterman)

Hillary BELONGS in prison...she is and was corrupt and got away with it...so far.

rcocean said...

In August 2008, I went through the roof when I heard/read McCain was going to pick Al Gore's running mate, Joe Lieberman, as HIS Running mate. I couldn't believe it. McCain (who wasn't a conservative) was going to BALANCE the ticket by giving us a liberal Democrat- and putting him one heartbeat away from the Presidency!**

Like I said, I was outraged in August 2008, and naturally turned to the people I THOUGHT were conservative to read THEIR Outrage. But lo and behold, Kristol/Frum/Will/Goldberg/Lowry/etc. were A-0K or just sorta neutral about Lieberman as VP. It was then I realized these people were FRAUDS. And there later attacks on Palin confirmed it.

** = We now know, that was EXACTLY what McCain wanted to do. And it was his "biggest regret" per his autobiography that he "didn't have to the guts to pull the trigger".

MayBee said...

Well, Freder, thank God Joe Biden's family isn't an embarassment.

MayBee said...

This is going to be a black woman, therefore attacks on the VP candidate will be racist AND sexist. It's going to be delightful.

How many jokes will we hear about Mike Pence being afraid to be alone on the debate stage with her?

M Jordan said...

Sarah Palin was the initial salvo in the rise of populism. It’s fair to say she impacted the entire world. But John McCain never understood her importance, was ashamed of her in fact.

Iman said...

I wonder if Sarah Palin is presentable these days.

She's leaps and bounds ahead of the Dems motley assortment of mutts. And fuck the Democrats in their disingenuous cakeholes...

Tom_Ohio said...

Back in 2009, , there was a blogger/writer who penned an essay titled "The Wilding of Sarah Palin"
Fairly short and to the point of the description of how Liberals at that time were treating not only Sarah but all conservative women.
The author was Robin of Berkley who has since removed herself and that opinion from the internet, but I am sure that some could find it.
I was in total agreement with her arguments then, and I still am. Especially the part about Life.

Big Mike said...

@Freder (9:13), the main difference between the two being that Hillary broke some important laws. That idiot Comey said, in so many words, that it was okay because she didn’t mean to. Of course the statutes and regulations surrounding the mishandling of classified information make no provision for intent — you mishandle classified information, you go to jail. Unless you’re a former First Lady, and a member of the Democrat elite, apparently.

By contrast, Sarah Palin’s sins appear to be (in ascending order) being a female Republican, being a devout Christian, and carrying a Downs child to term.

mezzrow said...

As Althouse places 'presentable' on the tee, we eagerly whack the offending descriptor into the left field gap. I suppose the individual Biden chooses will be likable enough, whether or not she's had any "work done" recently.

Earnest Prole said...

I’m shocked, shocked to find hypocrisy in politics.

JAORE said...

"... a bit self-serving..."

A "bit"?

Just a bit? A mid-sized bit or a "Big F'ing" bit to use the language ofSleepy Joe.

JAORE said...

It's swell that the Palin bashers have evolved.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Biden is puppy chow. Donald is in a killer mode now. Where to start?

JAORE said...

If the party affiliation was reversed we'd see Kathy Griffin pull up her dress and say,"Hey, Biden, sniff THIS hair".

But, yeah let's make sure the right doesn't say mean things about Biden's pick.

Ann Althouse said...

"Why in the fuck would Sarah Palin waste her time defending any democrat party operative?"

Please read my sentence more carefully: "I wonder if Sarah Palin is presentable these days. If so, she can be used to lambaste whoever calls the VP attackers sexist."

The VP attackers will be GOP. Those calling them sexist with be Democratic. I am suggesting that she lambaste the Democrats who say the VP-attacking Republicans are sexist. She's in a good position to say the Democrats are hypocrites.

MayBee said...

She's in a good position to say the Democrats are hypocrites.

She is, but do you think the people who need to hear they are being hypocritical will really listen to Sarah Palin? They need John McCain to say it. Or someone on the left. The people who will listen to Palin already know about how she is treated vs. how Dem women are treated.

Greg The Class Traitor said...

Kevin said...
If the Biden Team only called out those that truly warranted the label, there would be no issues.

But the reality is that all the people the Biden Team are looking at are wretched human beings and lousy national level politicians with histories of utter failure and / or evil

They could try picking a decent human being, but they won't

So instead they'll just claim that everyone is racist for pointing out the many obvious failures of their VP candidate

Butkus51 said...

Pete Buttedgeedge.

The Mayor of Minneapolis is a carbon copy. Bigger city too. Wouldn't it have been nice if Mr Pete won everything?

Michael said...

A reminder to all that the first major national figure to publicly endorse Trump in 2016 was.....Sarah Palin.

Greg The Class Traitor said...

Freder Frederson said...
Quotes: Have any GOPers ever attacked any Dem candidates the way Dems vilified Palin?

"Replies": Umm, Hillary Clinton. Or have you forgotten the chants of "Lock her up" or claims that she was dying of some terrible neurological disease.

And lets not even start on the aspersions thrown at AOC, Ilhan Omar, et. al.

1: Hillary Clinton is a criminal who belongs in jail for her mishandling of classified information as Sec State. To be "vilified" you have to be innocent

2: Ilhan "Omar" committed immigration fraud to get into the US (she wasn't actually an Omar). She committed immigration fraud pretending to marry her brother so that he could come to the US to go to college.. She cheated on her husband to sleep with the person she was paying with campaign funds. She's now divorced the father of her children so she can marry the guy she's paid close to a million dollars in campaign funds for "campaign work".

3: AOC is constantly saying stupid and or evil things in public. Being a cute left-wing female doesn't put you above legitimate attack, which is what she's received

Is it simply that you have to be an ignoramus and a moron in order to be a Leftist? Or is it just that you have to be an evil lying sack of dung?

OldManRick said...

I suggest that Sarah lambaste the selected VP and tell the dems that this is "tit-for-tat". We will continue to do what you did until you show that you will not do it anymore.

Leland said...

Just a reminder to the Daily Beast; we already had stories like this in 2016 when a woman was the top of the Democratic ticket. Hillary is simply a bad person, and how she gets away with her association with Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, and Ghislaine Maxwell is a setback for women. Also nothing that Daily Beast only thinks people with the same sexual organ can criticize each other, so great job championing women!

The arguments already being made about potential Biden VP picks are about the content of their character, not the color of their skin or sexual organs. One exception, the arguments being made that Biden is selecting a VP running mate based on the color of their skin and their sexual organs first, and then the content of their character second.

Iman said...

She's in a good position to say the Democrats are hypocrites.

As if the MSM wouldn't ignore this. I think they will.

The Drill SGT said...

Attacks on Biden's VP choice will be effective because Democrats who defend her can be confronted with their treatment of Sarah Palin and called hypocrites.

It's Different! Because...!

Browndog said...

Why in the world would Sarah Palin, or anyone for that matter, in pointing out the hypocrisy of the left, make a flying fuck bit of difference to anything or any one?

Libs enjoy being hypocrites because it's not a rule they live by, and it drives conservatives crazy because they still feel morally bound by basic fairness.

libs just laugh.

Skeptical Voter said...

Is she presentable? Now age does do things to women's beauty--and Sarah is 12 years away from her VP candidate gig. But is she "presentable"? What kind of sexist question is that?

For what it's worth I've Googled for recent photos of Ms. Palin. She's got a few miles on her. A divorce and problems with the kids will add character lines to your face. So she is not quite the stone fox that she was in 2008. OTOH she is still quite "presentable". And I dare say she will be more "presentable" then whoever Slow Joe (or more probably Slow Joe's handlers) picks for VP.

Big Mike said...

Please read my sentence more carefully

You. Are. Not. A. Professor. Any. More. And. We. Are. Not Your. God. Damned. Students. We should not have to carefully parse your lawyerly sentences. Write more carefully.

John henry said...

I don't know if Kamala Harris is still in the running but I read some interesting things about her Sunday.

She is a Jamaican citizen through her father. Born in the US so a natural born US citizen but also Jamaican. An interesting question would be to ask if she has ever renounced her dual citizenship.

And if she hasn't, does dual citizenship disqualify her from the presidency?

Any attorneys or law professors care to weigh in on that question?

Indian citizenship law is a bit different so she does not hold Indian citizenship through her mother. She does have access to a special status in India. India issues PIO cards to "People of Indian Origin" and she does qualify for this. It grants a lot of privileges, though not citizenship, in India. It sounds sort of analogous to a US Green Card.

Full article here: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/08/is_kamala_harris_eligible_to_be_joe_bidens_vp.html

FWIW: I do not question her US Natural Born Citizenship and her eligibility to be VP or Prez. She was born in the US and that is good enough for me regardless of her parent's status at the time.

Which is more than can be said for Ted Cruz or John McCain. They are both citizens by statute, unlike Harris.

I question her eligibility of a couple dozen other grounds of background, experience, politics, competence and general distaste.

But not on citizenship.

John Henry

John henry said...

Link to article discussing Kamala's dual citizenship. The guy is full of shit about her not being natural born citizen, of course. But the dual Jamaican citizenship is interesting.

I don't think it is Constitutionally disqualifying. But it sure will make an interesting debate question.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/08/is_kamala_harris_eligible_to_be_joe_bidens_vp.html

John Henry

Francisco D said...

Ann Althouse said...

The VP attackers will be GOP. Those calling them sexist with be Democratic. I am suggesting that she lambaste the Democrats who say the VP-attacking Republicans are sexist. She's in a good position to say the Democrats are hypocrites.

How many people listening to Sarah will learn something new about Democrats and their propaganda arm?

I am guessing its a really really low number.

John henry said...

I woke up this morning to find that Kamala Harris had died of Chinese flu.

Then I found out it was the better looking of the two. The one who died was known professionally not as "Senator Harris" but as "Kamala the Ugandan"

https://www.thewrap.com/james-kamala-harris-former-wwe-wrestler-dies-at-70/

John Henry

John henry said...

Blogger Freder Frederson said...

claims that she was dying of some terrible neurological disease.

So are you now claiming that she didn't have a stroke?

And that unlike most stroke victims it didn't cause her to lose a step or two?

OK, Dr Frederson. Whatever you say.

John Henry

narciso said...

They edited the transcript, and ignored slo jos string of category errors about fdr.

Michael K said...

Is it simply that you have to be an ignoramus and a moron in order to be a Leftist? Or is it just that you have to be an evil lying sack of dung?

Freder never fails to entertain. The transsexual Inga.

sunsong said...

we're in a different time and space now

donald is so corrupt and hypocritical that if the pubbies want to go there... yay!!!

yeah, let's talk misogyny and hypocrisy all you want to LOL

RMc said...

where does Sarah Palin go to recover her career?

Palin was a Republican, and thus not a real woman.

She is, but do you think the people who need to hear they are being hypocritical will really listen to Sarah Palin? They need John McCain to say it.

That's...gonna be difficult.

Bilwick said...

Palin was too pro-freedom to be "presentable" to today's Democrats, especially since they've handed the party over to the Crazy Left.

Sam L. said...

"If I didn’t know any better, I’d think the Democrats (and women’s groups, and liberal elites in the media) are a bunch of hypocrites." You KNOW better, and they ARE hypocrites!

Nichevo said...


I don't to read an entire column on why the D's are hypocrites. Its the laziest argument ever, and made constantly by Conservative Inc. Why? Because its toothless and ineffectual.

Rcocean, you often express this sentiment, and I don't understand it. "Hypocrisy" is a universally favored accusation employed by the Left - "make them live up to their own book of rules." Why renounce this? In favor of what? What is gained? The pleasure of calling black people -- what AA will not let us say?

It's pretty much a human universal to reject hypocrisy. If you're saying that it's ineffective against the Left, why, and what can be done about it? You may as well say that it is pointless to catch them in a lie or contradiction.

If you believe that the Left enjoys irreversible battlefield supremacy in the arena of words, do you think it is time to move beyond words?

Sam L. said...

I'm fairly sure she's presentable, and that the Dems would love to beat her up again.

Nichevo said...


AZ Bob said...
Palin was not ready for prime time. She claimed expertise in foreign affairs because Russia was near her house. The attacks on her were appropriate.


Nonsense. Any governor of a border state has foreign affairs exposure. You have swallowed the hook trolled by Tina Fey.

Any normal decent person is "unready for prime time" because any normal person must be unaware of the scope and grandeur of the Enemy's perversity. The Left is much better forewarned, experienced, armed against such, because of the depravity that is part of their entire system of control.

Call it hazing. Hazing increases the hazee's commitment to the hazing system. The sunk cost of the hazing creates a false sense of solidarity and "the ties that bind." It obviously perpetuates the system because the hazees are very willing in their turn to haze.

Greg The Class Traitor said...

AZ Bob said...
Palin was not ready for prime time. She claimed expertise in foreign affairs because Russia was near her house. The attacks on her were appropriate.

Liar

As in "you are a liar, or a moron"

She said that you could see Russia from Alaska (true), and that this proximity meant that as Alaska's governor she had to care about foreign affairs in order to do her job

Also true

Now, were you just too stupid to understand that? Or are you just a lying pile of garbage left-wing scum bag?

Amadeus 48 said...

Hydroxychloroquine has been the Sarah Palin of the 2020 campaign.

Original Mike said...

"I haven't found The Daily Beast useful enough over the years to feel that I'm missing something."

IOW, you are saturated with lefty "news" sources.

cubanbob said...

Biden has a really serious dilemma. If he picks a smart, competent woman then question becomes why Biden on the top of ticket? Or he can pick a VP who is dense as Biden then the question becomes why would he pick a moron to be the replacement for him when he is likely to croak early?

PM said...

"sexist attack"
1. She has that fact wrong
2. According to the record, she voted this way
3. In that election, the vote was much closer
4. But that group withdrew its support
5. She / her

Xmas said...

AZ Bob Said,

"Palin was not ready for prime time. She claimed expertise in foreign affairs because Russia was near her house. The attacks on her were appropriate."

No...That was Tina Fey.

Palin said you can see Russian land from Alaskan land, which you can from Little Diomede island. She claimed she had foreign policy experience through dealing with Air National Guard issues related to Russian planes in Alaskan air space and multiple countries' fishing fleets trawling in Alaskan territorial waters and docking in Alaskan ports, for example.

Drago said...

sunsong: "we're in a different time and space now"

Shorter: Its okay when we (leftists) do it.

Tank said...

sunsong said...
we're in a different time and space now


OK, that was funny.

Drago said...

Its going to be Michelle. There is no other black woman who does anything positive for Biden.

Michelle solves all the dems identity/name recognition/will never be criticized by any legacy media outlet anywhere for any reason problems.

As I've been saying for 3 years.

There is no one else who truly helps a Biden run and it sets Michelle up for her own run in 2024 if the clearly materializing Biden flop becomes complete because who will blame Michelle for that?

Michelle and baracky have already cashed in bigly so money is not an issue and if Biden wins Michelle is moved into the oval office by the end of the first year....which isn't that important since Michelle and baracky and valerie and Susan Rice and the Chicago Crew will have been running things all along anyway.

Birkel said...

I hope the rioters find sunsong's house.
It should be given as reparations.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

the "attacks" on Biden's POC VP will be Palin comparison to what McCain's got

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Palin comparisons?-- If Pluggs picks Gretched WHitler

...it's what-- Nazi Barbie vs Caribou Barbie??

Dr Weevil said...

FF (8:56am) thinks it's important that "Sarah Palin was a governor of a state with fewer people than most congressional districts".

Alaska is the 3rd-smallest state in population, but Vermont is the 2nd-smallest and Delaware the 7th-smallest. All three are small enough to have only one congressman to California's 53. As for area, Alaska is the largest, Delaware the 2nd-smallest, Vermont the 6th-smallest. And yes, area is important: vast expanses of thinly-populated land (not to mention Alaska's weather) make for serious difficulties in ensuring adequate transportation.

Has FF ever once argued that Biden or Sanders is unqualified to be president because they've spent so many years representing such trivial, negligible, unimportant states? Somehow I doubt it.

Jim at said...

Their reply was that Palin was not qualified to be VP

Palin was more qualified to be President than the preening jackass who eventually won.

Jim at said...

Sarah Palin was a governor of a state with fewer people than most congressional districts. - Freder

Congressional districts have the same number of people, dumbass. And Alaska has more people than every one of them.

Original Mike said...

Blogger AZ Bob said..."Palin was not ready for prime time. She claimed expertise in foreign affairs because Russia was near her house."

My father couldn't tell the difference between Palin and Tina Fey either, but he had Alzheimers.

Sally327 said...

I'm not sure what constitutes a sexist attack in this context. Or how much it hurts Trump if he's viewed as launching supposedly sexist attacks against Biden's VP candidate. Where is the line there?

Amadeus 48 said...

"My father couldn't tell the difference between Palin and Tina Fey either, but he had Alzheimers."

So does AZBob...and Biden. Or is that mere dementia?

Michael K said...


There is no one else who truly helps a Biden run and it sets Michelle up for her own run in 2024 if the clearly materializing Biden flop becomes complete because who will blame Michelle for that?


Good point. And it might cure her depression as she could reinstitute those China flights for her mother and cronies.

Michael K said...

sunsong said...
we're in a different time and space now

donald is so corrupt and hypocritical that if the pubbies want to go there... yay!!!

yeah, let's talk misogyny and hypocrisy all you want to LOL



sunsong always has these well thought out arguments. Plus I never knew sunsong knew Trump so well. Another mind reader.

Original Mike said...

So Sarah Palin was not qualified but Michelle Obama is?

Iman said...

KamalaToe Harris!

She got a facelift to prepare teh battlefield!!!

madAsHell said...

I'm not sure why they thought "The Daily Beast" was a good banner.

jim said...

Yea, wake up Sarah Palin, dry her out, and unleash the beast.

wbfjrr2 said...

Michelle was the only one that scared me. The entire left spectrum loves her.

Harris? The exact opposite. Chump change.

ken in tx said...

Palin also had international experience dealing with cross-border agreements with Canada.

Rory said...

So this initiative is specifically intended to stop voters from hearing about Willie Brown?

Nichevo said...


Big Mike said...
Please read my sentence more carefully

You. Are. Not. A. Professor. Any. More. And. We. Are. Not Your. God. Damned. Students. We should not have to carefully parse your lawyerly sentences. Write more carefully.


She don' wanna. She takes refuge in clouded thinking adequately reflected in clouded speech. Her views do not bear examination by self or others, the obscurantism is a defense mechanism much like squid ink.

Nichevo said...

“Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood.” ― William Howard Taft.

Stephen St. Onge said...

Here's your article, Ann. Part I:

Dems Say Sexist Attacks Are Wrong. Someone Tell Sarah Palin!
SHORT MEMORIES
Liberals are busy pre-butting expected sexist attacks on Biden’s vice-presidential choice. Gee, I remember a different time...

Joe Biden’s campaign, in conjunction with influential women’s groups, is preparing to blunt “sexist” attacks aimed at his prospective running mate. That’s all well and good, but where does Sarah Palin go to recover her career?

If I didn’t know any better, I’d think the Democrats (and women’s groups, and liberal elites in the media) are a bunch of hypocrites. After all, their sexist attacks helped batter a young female rising star deemed as an existential threat, and now they’re warning that the same thing might actually happen (gasp!) to them?

Don’t get me wrong. Pushing back against sexism is good. But it also strikes me as a bit self-serving, coming from the party that has been less than chivalrous to women who got in the way of their liberal agenda (see Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky, and—most appropriately—John McCain’s running mate).

In case you’ve forgotten, a reminder is in order. Liberal radio and TV host Ed Schultz used the words “bimbo alert” when discussing Palin. Harry Reid’s press secretary described her as “shrill.” Then-CNBC host Donny Deutsch spent lots of time talking about her “sex appeal.” And Martin Peretz of The New Republic said, “…she is pretty like a cosmetics saleswoman at Macy’s.” Bestselling author Joe McGinnis moved to her town of Wasilla, Alaska. (Stalker much?) And who could forget the wardrobe controversy, the unflattering Time magazine photo, or the “Trig Trutherism” conspiracy theory led by Andrew Sullivan?


“It actually was pretty deep-seated misogyny embedded deep within supposed progressives’ hearts and minds behind some of these attacks,” recalls Liz Mair, who served as RNC online communications director in 2008.

Other slights were more nuanced. “You know you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig,” said Barack Obama.

Going the opposite direction, Joe Biden said: “There’s a gigantic difference between John McCain and Barack Obama and between me and I suspect my vice presidential opponent… She’s good looking.”

(Note: Biden’s comments strike me as complimentary, self-deferential, and harmless, but would it be acceptable if directed by a conservative at Biden’s running mate? According to a letter recently sent from a new group called “We Have Her Back” sent to prominent media outlets, commenting on “on a woman’s looks, weight, tone of voice, attractiveness and hair is sexist news coverage” unless applied equally.)

Stephen St. Onge said...

Here's your article, Ann. Part II:


Interestingly, some of the harshest Palin criticism came from other women.

“Her first priority has to be her children,” wrote Sally Quinn. “When the phone rings at three in the morning and one of her children is really sick, what choice will she make?”

Likewise, Norah O’Donnell questioned whether a mother of five could handle the VP duties. And upon hearing that McCain had tapped Palin as his running mate, an award-winning Arizona journalist wrote that her first thoughts were, “[W]hat the fuck does this woman think she's doing; does she have any idea what it takes to raise a kid with Down syndrome? She thinks she can be vice president and take care of that baby?”

Women’s groups were generally out to lunch when it came to defending Palin (“Turns out old feminism is really just a bunch of good ol’ girls telling you what to think,” liberal columnist Kirsten Powers wrote at the time). And former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright even took back her quote (which, at the time, adorned many Starbucks coffee cups) that said, “There’s a place in hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.”


To rationalize the abuse, some observers also suggested that Palin was fair game—since Republicans were weaponizing Palin’s status as a wife, mom, and politician as a selling point. “You can’t have it both ways,” said Ruth B. Mandel, a founder of and senior scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

These reproaches were vicious—which makes it both prudent and ironic that Team Biden is preemptively pushing back against these exact kinds of attacks. After all, Biden is about to name someone who is, at least partially, an identity-politics pick. We know this because Biden has been transparent about considering only female running mates.

I’m sick of living in a world of retaliation, where the attacks on Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas lead to Republicans refusing to even consider Merrick Garland’s nomination (which leads to maybe packing the courts?)—and where accusing Mitt Romney of not paying taxes and waging a “war on women” leads Republicans to back someone like... Donald Trump.

If we are going to fix our politics, we have to stop this negative feedback loop. And while this is a good time to force Democrats to grapple with what they did to Palin, my hope is that the 2020 Republicans surprise me by behaving with more class than the 2008 Democrats.

In the coming weeks, we’re surely going to see some ugly and sexist attacks on Biden’s veep from some on the right. People on the left will get on their high horses, and they’ll be right to do so. But just remember 2008. I know I will.

Unknown said...

The Left loves to declare that you may not criticize them. Criticism of Obama was racist. Shut up, they said.