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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Now that the Olympics are over, what's Sarah Palin gonna do now?

The RIO Olympics are now a thing of the past.  The athletes have gone home, and now people are back paying attention to the election and the NFL pre season.  Where does that leave Sarah Palin?

She isn't welcome on the Trump campaign.

Here is an interesting article on her irrelevance:

Sarah Palin’s latest effort to unseat a Republican leader fell short when House Speaker Paul D. Ryan cruised to a victory in his primary, easily dispatching the insurgent Mrs. Palin had backed.
It’s the latest episode in which the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has seen her star fall as the tea party movement she championed has splintered and the former Alaska governor’s populist appeal has been overshadowed by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s far more outspoken campaign.
Mr. Trump, who welcomed Mrs. Palin’s endorsement ahead of the Iowa caucuses and deployed her on the campaign trail for him in Florida, has kept her at arm’s length since wrapping up the race. She didn’t speak at the Republican National Convention and has been pushed to the side as a surrogate as Mr. Trump elevates more centrist Republicans such as former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.

“She speaks to a part of the GOP primary base, but when it comes to general election messaging, she can really complicate things,” said Craig Robinson, a former GOP consultant who runs “The Iowa Republican” website. “So I think a lot of people stay away.”

That hasn’t quelled her own support for Mr. Trump, and she continues to defend him — and fire at liberals, the media and her other critics from atop her Twitter perch, with its 1.28 million followers, and elsewhere online.

In a July column for the Independent Journal Review, Mrs. Palin said her endorsement of Mr. Trump cost her jobs and attention.

“I’ve been asked all year questions like why it seems I’m ‘relegated’ to outsider status of current political machines; why there’s no longer a seat at the talking heads TV table; why previous ‘friends’ commence public condemnation of me despite me never changing my values, priorities or loyalties to the right causes,” she wrote.

But she insisted she is more committed than ever to the cause of upsetting the establishment.
After her vice presidential run, some analysts predicted Mrs. Palin would be in the running for the top of the ticket in 2012 or 2016. But she took a pass. Instead, she has fired shots from the sidelines, albeit with less of an audience.

“Five years ago, she would have drawn 25,000 people to an event, and today she would do well drawing 2,500,” said Ken Crow, a tea party activist in Iowa.

Mr. Crow said Mrs. Palin remains a beloved figure — though some were turned off by her decision to back Mr. Trump over Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, whom many see as the ideological chief of the grass-roots movement.

“Although we realize her political stock is not what it used to be, her devotion to country and conservatism is stronger than ever,” Mr. Crow said. “We do love her, but realize that she will never be president. We realize that she will never be vice president, but she is one of the moral and emotional leaders of the tea party movement and she always will be because she preaches conservative values.”
The Trump campaign did not respond to emails seeking comment about the role she will play in the general election campaign, and Mrs. Palin could not be reached for comment.
On Twitter, she has spent recent weeks mixing politics with praise for U.S. Olympic athletes.
Her chief political cause, besides attacking the press, had been boosting Paul Nehlen, the tea partyer who challenged Mr. Ryan in the primary for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District seat.
“I think Paul Ryan is soon to be Cantored, as in Eric Cantor,” Mrs. Palin said during an appearance on CNN, alluding to the former House majority leader’s stunning 2014 primary loss in his Virginia House race. “His political career is over, but for a miracle, because he has so disrespected the will of the people.”

After hesitation, Mr. Trump endorsed Mr. Ryan, who went on to win a stunning 84 percent of the vote.

Mr. Robinson said it appears that as far as elected politics go, Mrs. Palin’s “role has been diminished to the point where she is a role player in primaries.”

“In [2008], I think people were looking at her as the future of the party, and I don’t think anyone is looking at her like that today,” he said. “Maybe she knows her role and that she can be useful in a primary setting.”

Another question, why hasn't she condemned the actions of Ryan Lochte?


  1. Well the para Olympics are coming up. I am sure she will try to relate this to Trig.

  2. I notice, too, that Sarah is now using "IJR.COM" as her go-to source. IJR.COM is a radical rightwing "news site" that's worse than her previous employers, Fox and Breitbart.

  3. She's not going to comment on Lochte. Her own spawn have been lying for years, learned right at her knee.

    I don't care what she spews politically. She's been told to stay home and, even working behind the scenes, doesn't grab headlines anymore. Media rolls their eyes.

    1. Trump sent her home to fix her family and she made zero progress. She goes backward if she moves.

      Trump let her know she is too 'far away'. I doubt he meant only far away in location. She is too far away in the head. Sarah is the only one that can't see how screwed up she and her family are. That is why the world will know but never Sarah or the few others that stick with her ideology and fantasize that she has anything to do with politics. Other than to be a cautionary tale about insanity, addiction and fools like McCain.

  4. Thanks for this, SPHASH. The comments for this article are great. Even though it's in a conservative newspaper, only one comment out of 22 is pro-Palin. People are seeing this grifting nut for who she is.

  5. Palin will continue to play the "victim" role. She must subconsciously rationalize to herself why she is ALWAYS the loser (or failure) at whatever she attempts. It surely can't be HER fault! LOL.

  6. She should be applying to Walmart for a job since her grifting fund...err....her PAC is going belly up.

  7. Sarah may have time to clear up her elder son's reputation. She has neglected veterans, keeping up her family history with the military and her sons legacy, and for what? Some Olympics she has nothing to do with? None of her family is healthy enough to do any sports now. It is sick they watch so much TV. The Olympics and their family with sports are all ancient history now.

    Lord knows her son can use all the damage control in the world.

    He looks like such a jerk, beating on a woman and with a mommy getting him out of trouble. Paying for high profile attorney to take care of the adult child.

    She just lets all that sink into the American consciousness and it makes her and her son look awful. their reputations are sinking and we thought they hit bottom long ago. They are much worse than the affluenza Olympic brat, Lochte. Shame on her for failing her family again.

    At least Dakota is out there letting people know how it is in Wasilla and why they must fight for carry concealed. It will touch your heart to know what he is up against.

    It must be true for the new father to be, brother in law, but what does Sarah Palin do? Nothing. Wasilla is in a downward spiral and Sarah Palin watches the TV.


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