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Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment, Media, Politics | 15 comments

The GOP’s Palin Parasite

Parasites are usually smaller than the hosts they feed off but, in this Republican pre-primary season, actual candidates are being afflicted with a giant publicity-sucking organism that attaches itself to their campaigns and draws away attention.

After driving her bus tour into New Hampshire to overshadow Mitt Romney when he was making his presidential announcement, Sarah Palin is revving up the engines again to move into Iowa this weekend and rain on the parades of Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul et al after they they take turns attacking the President in their TV debate.

“The heartland,” she tells supporters, “is perfect territory for more of the One Nation Tour as we put forth efforts to revitalize the fundamental restoration of America by highlighting our nation’s heart, history, and founding principles.”

Mitt Romney has taken a leaf from Palin by showing up for a couple days and getting out of town before anybody can accuse him of campaigning seriously for Straw Poll attention. Such bite-and-run tactics are intended to infect the balloting without raising expectations.

Palin, who invented the strategy, is showing up in corn country to resume highlighting such “founding principles” of America as Obama-bashing, telling supporters she’s “excited to try some of that famous fried butter-on-a-stick, fried cheesecake-on-a-stick, fried Twinkies, etc. I’ll enjoy them in honor of those who’d rather make us just ‘eat our peas’!”

As a Gallup poll shows Palin stirring more excitement than the declared candidates, one of the dropouts, Haley Barbour, notes that “she could raise enough money to burn a wet mule.”


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  • Absalon

    Finally, a republican that is capable of doing damage to the GOP as well as everyone else.

  • Allen

    Palin. Well here we go again. It’s more rambling incoherent sentences emanating from that goofy gob. She medals in the special Olympics, so now she figures she ought to be president.

  • DLS

    Robert Stein wrote:

    Parasites are usually smaller than the hosts they feed off[.]

    But as we know, government and those supporting it and wanting more and more of it are just the opposite — they’d replace the entire private sector if they didn’t destroy the economy and society first. And before that happens, as we have seen for decades, the parasite and its system can be and is enormous.

    (An interlude about the real world and correct use of Stein’s choice of language improves the quality here. We now return you to your typical base left-wing gossip.)

  • dduck

    Mark your calendars. I read the whole thing, understood what it said and get and agree with the point made. Yes, it was DLS’s.

  • Allen


    Thats ridiculous.

  • JSpencer

    “One Nation Tour” – Now that is ridiculous.

  • Absalon

    DLS, it must be saddening to you that even if your side was offered the destruction of all government, they would say no if the price was 1 trillion in tax increases.

    Your filthy dream was just made even more impossible.

  • DaGoat

    Speaking as an Iowa resident, I hope she eats her deep fried crap and then leaves quickly. Her presence here serves no one except herself.

  • dduck

    I guess wishing for effective government is akin to magic ponies and hopey changey platitudes.
    Like Goldilocks said, it should be not too small to be ineffective and not too big to be overwhelming. Sorry, liberal Dems and conservative Reps, you are not on my favored list

  • Allen

    Da Goat-

    Dats deep fried poop to da flatheads in Kansas.


  • Allen


    Effective government has only one priority. The more we spread it out, the more ineffective government gets. Switzerland is a good example of effective government. So is Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. You could elect all so-called “moderates” to office in this country and you would still have a mess. Why? Because one moderate may be a social conservative and a fiscal liberal and another a social liberal and fiscal conservative. “Moderate” does NOT mean compromise. It just means they are mixed on the issues. A majority of moderate incumbents may very well be a very undecided government indeed.

  • dduck

    Perhaps I can offer my limited definition of “effective”, it means the opposite of what liberals and TPers think it should be.

  • Allen


    Well Duck if you paint with a broad enough brush you can describe anything, anyway you want. Clearly this last “default” debacle was Tea Bagger generated. The Democrats, or liberals as you describe them in such broad terms were being forced to sacrifice core issues while T-pers were giving up virtually nothing. I don’t think you can blame the Democrats for not wanting to compromise.

  • DLS

    At least some can read and understand what shouldn’t be any kind of challenge. It’s bad that it is a challenge, and one that can’t be met, by too many. [sigh]

  • Allen


    Yes, we know, you are a legend in your own mind.

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