It’s a western thing….
The new ad for SarahPAC is awesome, especially the bear roaring at the end.
Is it irresponsible to talk about Sarah Palin? It’s irresponsible not to, since the more she’s in the public eye, the more the Republican brand is degraded. She may as well be a DNC plant, just as Jennifer Rubin may as well be a Friends of Hamas plant.
Villago Delenda Est
Is the Pope an Argentine? Does Sarah Palin shit in the woods?
The Other Chuck
She’s not even running for anything. It’s just all about building brand awareness for her ongoing grift, isn’t it?
Comrade Colette Collaboratrice
She’s not just a plant, she’s a vegetable!
Holy shit, that bear is awesome.
Also, somebody needs to insert clips of Frito Pendejo saying, “I like money!” at various points in that video.
Anyone seeing Obama being blamed for signing the “Monsanto Protection Act” in various social media? It’s another case of Congress putting a bad provision in a must pass bill. Much like the NDAA. Someone needs to explain that there are no line item vetos, and if the good programs funded by the continuing resolution would be shutdown by a veto.
Oh yeah. My totebagger Facebook friends have even stopped blithering about chemtrails so they can call Obama history’s greatest monster over it.
I did see one thread where somebody tried to explain what you said–how it’s on Congress, how if Obama vetoed the bill, they’d be bitching about that, etc. It, uh…didn’t go well. “Obama’s been in Monsanto’s pocket all along!” and so forth.
@The Other Chuck: I hope she runs for president in 2016. Even if she only does it to promote a new book or something.
I need to start encouraging my conservative friends to promote her again.
c u n d gulag
Ah, Sister Sarah, the Simpleton Saint of Sitka, is back out there doing what she does best – grifting!
Worse than Bush, sold us out, yadda yadda…
@The Other Chuck: She’s running for the made-up position of “conservative kingmaker”. She can’t beat “real” politicians but she thinks she can beat the likes of Grover, Karl Rove, etc.
@The Other Chuck:
Its about more than building “brand awareness” its the tip of the grift itself. She’s phishing for dissaffected Republican voters who want to feel that their tiny bit of money is going to stick it to someone and she has (correctly?) divined that there might be just as much money getting them to donate against Rove and the “Republican old dogs” as the ad says as against Obama. There were about three pictures of Obama in that entire quick cut mess but all the rhetoric was against the Republican party as a party of old men.
Its a typical churn and burn/grifter operation. You spend a bunch of money on direct mail fundraising appeals which nets a lot of small dollar donations but also costs a ton of money which goes into the pocket of a direct mail company that you probably have a relationship with. And the treasurer of the PAC made 321K last year.
Grifter gotta grift. Without a Fox deal she needs a new way to funnel money from hard-working, but gullible, Americans to herself. Anyone know what percentage of her PAC’s donations actually get used to promote her desired politicians vs. how much is used to pay her friends and family members a “consultants?”
You shouldn’t degrade a fine Ian Matthews record by associating this post title with, ugh, Sarah Palin.
@wmd & Bubblegum Tate: When fauxgressives start talking about Monsanto, it’s best to ignore them – that’s usually the gateway to Cloudcuckoolander conspiracism and pox-on-everyone’s-houses nihilist fuckery.
Monsanto’s business practices aside, they’re basically just the pseudo-left’s version of screaming about black helicopters.
I always thought the line was, “Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes the bar eats you.”
Then again, where I live, everyone speaks like Sam Elliott.
@wmd: I read about it over at Charlie Pierce’s place. Apparently it was anonymously put into the CR very late in the process, but people seem to think it was Sen. Mikulski.
OpenSecrets has the breakdown, and it’s exactly what you’d expect. Most of the money spent on Palin, and a few thousand dollars here and there actually donated.
Sarah Palin, The Little Grifter Who Could: “I think I con, I think I con..”
@Hill Dweller: Apparently a lot of the people who voted for it didn’t know it was in there. Absent any evidence to the contrary, the President may not have known it was there either.
Oh, I’m well aware. Hell, I live in the Bay Area, where Monsanto is basically the viewed as the business arm of the New World Order (and I don’t mean the WCW wrestling stable). People are completely fucking demented about it.
A PAC for what? Doesn’t she remember the donors that got pissed with the way she stretched out the ‘suspense’ of running for presidency. Just so she could squeeze every nickel out of her befuddled followers.
Approximately the same as:
1) The percentage of non-nuts Rethugs
2) The percentage of Mets World Series titles in the last 25 years
3) The percentage of Wal-Mart’s CEO’s earnings/winnings that a Wal-Mart “greeter” makes
4) The percentage of original research done by Jonah Goldberg, as compared to a 10th-grader’s
5) The percentage of columns Jen Rubin “writes” that are not shilling for Romney or some other wingnut-related interest
6) The percentage of times I DON’T yell “FUCK YOU, YOU MOTHERFUCKER” when I hear Boehner, Cantor, Ryan, Romney, McConnell, et al. being quoted on the radio
Jim, Foolish Literalist
I imagine CPAC was the biggest audience and the most attention she’s gotten in a couple years, and she remembered how much she feeds on spotlights and applause. I say bring it on. I think marriage equality has the potential to speed up a GOP train wreck, so more Palin, more Huckabee, more Ben Carson. America needs a President Santorum, now more than ever, even if it means a third party run.
FYI, Hummus is made from chick peas which are not a plant but rather a legume.
Damn I’m seeing the Monsanto Protection Act and Chemtrails stuff too. Fortunately only a few of them. Are you also seeing the ‘if you are changing your profile pic and following the SCOTUS you are buying into a big distraction, blah, blah, blah’ stuff too? Only good news is that they are taking a little break from the constant DRONEZ stuff.
Well, you know, any organization has expenses — BIC pens, paper clips, Post-it Notes, “consultants,” vacation homes.
“I like the way you think, boy”
@Jim, Foolish Literalist:
Third party run FTW. I so want to see a Ross Perot thing happening to tear their side apart.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
I wonder how old those media quotes are, like Tweety and Gloria Borger, and how Susannah Martinez feels about being linked to Princess Dumbass
Oh yeah, definitely. “IT WAS ALL A PLAN!” you see. Distract people with gay marriage, then give Monsanto the keys to the kingdom. Or something.
What I haven’t seen yet is a version of the red-on-red equal sign done up to reflect Barack Monsanto Obama destroying us all, but I expect to see one within the hour.
@wmd: Has Obama called for legislation to repeal the Monsanto provision?
Every dollar spent on this klassless, klueless klown is a dollar not spent on someone that could actually get elected to something. Let the rubes feed her until they all go broke.
The brain-trust at my favorite wingnut site, are collectively creaming themselves over … whatever the fuck this is. They are unwavering in their knowledge that Sara! is the single greatest messenger of conservatism the world has ever known.
She is like the third runner-up on American Idol who thinks they will go straight to Broadway in Anything Goes.
In reality, she’s more like the musical Moose Murders, which has the distinct honor of being so bad that it opened and closed on Broadway on the same night.
If a bear took a crap on Sarah Palin in the woods, would anyone even care?
OOh with chemtrails for = signs!
Sister Rail Gun of Warm Humanitarianism
@wmd: The Book of Faces suggested an article to that effect from Examiner.com this morning because I ‘liked’ Barack Obama’s page. I took it as an opportunity to tell Zuck’s minions to never offer me crap from Examiner.com again.
Was that one produced by Broadway legends Bialystock and Bloom?
I really want to know what she sounds like at chipmunks speed–seems like she is pretty close to it naturally.
Has Elizabeth Warren? Has Bernie Sanders? Have Paul pere et fils?
Wait, sorry, they’re just Senators (and a Congressman). What could they possibly have to do with legislation?
There we go–full unification of the dumbassery!
I think you’ll find that all legumes are plants, which means all legumes have secret ulterior motives which will only be revealed after it is too late.
Wow, that rules. Especially the bear, message: “Remember folks, you want a heartless, godless killing machine at your side. You want Sarah Palin.”
If only the middle class had a nickel for every time a politician wanted to rebuild the middle class.
Why am I not surprised that ratings have been disabled for that video? Hahahahaha.
@Mustang Bobby: Moose Murders might have closed the same day, but that’s not as quickly as Zero Mostel forecast the closing of “Springtime for Hitler” (page 4 , I believe).
Eventually there has to be a musical about Palin. There is simply too much black comedy material there. I’d pay to see a scene where they try to teach her the difference between Africa, the continent, and South Africa.
Try watching that video with the sound off to get an insight into how SP’s mind works. There’s not an image that is on the screen for more than a couple of seconds (until Sarah and bear at the end.) Many of the images are mere sub-second flashes. Seems appropriate…
It’s “Bar” not bear,
@daverave: I’m amazed that someone could watch the entire thing with or without sound. I just watched the first thirty seconds then skipped to the end.
“Chick pees in the plants but not in the loo” would have be more grammatically accurate.
@raven: Davey, Davey Crockett,
King of the Wild Frontier!
Clicked on the video, saw that it was over two minutes long, immediately clicked the “pause” button before it even started playing. Palin’s productions have 30 seconds’ worth of comedy value (what I thought when I saw the word “ad”), but two minutes is way too much to ask of me, just to see a bear. This is the Internet. Bears, we got.
@c u n d gulag:
Wasilla’s all I saw.
(It’s a Palindrome!)
Now that’s confidence!
The Triumph of the Swill. I think that bear was in the zoo scene in Anchorman.
Hell, if that what she’s going to do, I may send her money myself.
BTW, whole lotta white people in that video, huh? I counted two exceptions: some teatard candidate, and Barry O. at the end.
Fans of bestiality scheiße pr0n?
You mean from the perspective of the bear ;-)
@The Other Chuck:
Well, sure. DougJ is suggesting that when people give money to her, they are degrading the Republican brand. (That’s how I read it at least.)
They wouldn’t even let her attend the RNC convention. Her demands to attend or release her flying monkeys were repeatedly laughted at and rejected.
West of the Rockies
We could aid Sarah’s plunge into obscurity by ignoring her. I know that it’s almost impossible not to look at the trainwreck she is, but still — we are giving her further “hits” on the internet, are we not?
But they’re covered under ADA, right?
You could talk about her without a video. Can’t watch it. Cannot stand that woman. Thank you, McCain.