Where’s the Left’s Sarah Palin?

BettyJean Kling

A wonderful piece by Taylor Marsh who was a Hillary supporter who just as quickly jumped on the Obama wagon after all she is a Democrat before she s an American! The piece below however, shows her buyers’ remorse- or at least the remorse of most of the buyers- that is the way I chose to read it. This is a piece worth reading. 

Clearly many Democrats now see what the Hillary Hole has wrought them. The greatest female candidate the Democrats had and best possible choice  they could have fielded was literally tossed aside and now there is no one one on the horizon that comes close to filling her shoes.  And for what it’s worth – even Hillary couldn’t get my vote in 2012 – no Obama supporter will evah get my vote evah again! The first woman President of the US may not be Sarah Palin but thanks to the DNC it will not be Hillary  either, if she and the other Dem ladies bent over for the DNC – they are not fit to serve as our first femal president. Our first female POTUS will be a Republican or an Independent! 

Now on to Taylor Marsh

Where’s the Left’s Sarah Palin?

 While Democrats and the Obama White House continue to take jabs at Sarah Palin, the fact remains they can’t resist rising to her bait, with the media loving to pit Palin against Obama whenever the chance arises. Even when Pres. Obama says he’s not going to respond, like he did on Palin’s nuclear policy criticism, Obama goes on to do exactly that. Never mind that Palin and other conservatives completely miss that Pres. Reagan dreamed about nuclear zero. Meanwhile, when you look to the left, there is no anti-Palin, no woman even close to competing with her star power.

Sarah Palin may have no official title, the left calling her a “quitter,” but she continues to rise in power, with even John McCain calling out to his former running mate to save him in Arizona. It must irk the Republican elite to no end. Today, she’ll be giving a speech at the Southern Republican Leadership council. We can only wonder if she’ll be the first Republican there to actually mention Katrina.

Lefties get infuriated when I parse the traditional and new media spin against Sarah Palin. I can hear the caterwauling already, but don’t care much about it, as I’m more interested in following the story, not the negative Hillaryesque stereotyping, the latest of which comes compliments of the latest CBS poll, which I’ll get to in a minute.

The fact remains that there is a “Hillary hole,” with women wanting their turn, while people hunger for something radically different, which is currently being filled by the Tea Party, a star named Sarah and her fans. Not surprisingly, as poll after poll on her rolls out, the narrative on Sarah Palin continues to be filled out unfairly. I know, you’re shocked. But love her or hate her, whether she runs in 2012 or not, when you look at the left, the reality is there’s no anti-Palin progressive who matches what Palin’s got.

The latest poll from CBS on Palin comes with an interesting graphic. Unfortunately, the headline blows the lede and the main data point. The news for Palin isn’t as bad as the CBS headline screams: “Low Favorability Ratings for Sarah Palin.” Do the math.

Just Republicans: 43% approve of her; 16% have an unfavorable opinion; with 29% undecided and 27% haven’t heard enough about her.

In overall opinion, beyond Republicans: 24% favorable; 38% unfavorable; 20% undecided; 17% haven’t heard enough about her.

As for Independents: 25% favorable; 35% unfavorable; 20% undecided; 18% haven’t heard enough.

Then look at the gender numbers. Sarah Palin’s charisma holds a key for why middle-aged right-wing males are on her side. As for women, 40% have an unfavorable opinion of her. But guess what; just as many women “haven’t heard enough” about her, coming in at 39%.

Translation: Sarah Palin has challenges if she’s thinking about 2012, no doubt; but there are plenty of opportunities to change minds her way, according to the CBS poll. Question remains whether she can given her style, the substance of her rhetoric, as well as her delivery.

The truth is that the CBS poll offers some hope for Palin and her people, if the crowds and cash aren’t enough. For all the “she’s a wacko” storyline, there are a lot of people who remain undecided about Sarah, even as the traditional media continues to offer stereotypical “Low Favorability Ratings for Sarah Palin” headlines, even if the data screams a different andmore important story.

Meanwhile, whether Sarah Palin runs in 2012 or not, she’s making money while running from state to state campaigning for Republicans and Tea Party people. She’s also keeping her maverick status intact by going against the insider GOPers by defending Michael Steele, which seems more stubbornly obstinate than smart. It should be noted that right now her approval among Republicans remains high enough to still make her a possible contender, something I’m sure Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are watching.

Mrs. Palin’s politics aren’t for me, and though I pine to see hot headliners from the left, instead we get the likes of Claire McCaskill, Kathleen Sebelius and other Obama blue dog duds, with no women of any wattage in sight.

From a terrific piece on Huffington Post, there is also a larger Democratic problem, which is outlined in “Power Struggle: Inside The Battle For The Soul Of The Democratic Party”:

[…] Yet for all the real accomplishments, many liberals are celebrating less than they are commiserating about a lost opportunity, an opportunity for progressive change that pales in comparison to ’33 and ’34, ’64 and ’65, when Democratic majorities redirected the course of the nation. “It is only once in a generation that a people can be lifted above material things,” Woodrow Wilson said, perhaps optimistically. “That is why conservative government is in the saddle two-thirds of the time.” This generation reformed health care and built on that foundation, but the contemporary Democratic approach relies more on using government money to prop up private institutions, no matter how broken, instead of expanding the public sector. For instance, a public insurance plan — the “public option” — was part of the health reform discussion until it came threateningly close to becoming law, at which point it was discarded. […]

Part of the ambivalence for Democrats turning independent is the rightward march of the Democratic party under Obama. However, that doesn’t mean these people won’t vote for Obama in 2012 given no other choice. However, the rightward tilt of Democrats, as well as their undemocratic governance on health care, has put the activism level on shrug, leaning towards uninvolved. Maybe that’s at the heart of Gallup’s new numbers, showing the worst brand image for Democrats ever. There simply is no way there will be the enthusiasm for Obama that was seen in 2008. Whether you’re talking Missouri, Nevada or Virginia, Obama has likely already kissed these states goodbye, the Bush states he won in 2008 already trending away from him, with Pennsylvania turning negative for Pres. Obama in the latest Quinnipiac.

Looking beyond Obama, as much as I like and appreciate Joe Biden, he’s not exactly a 21st century candidate when you look to 2016. The possibility reminds me of a George H.W. Bush situation after Reagan had eight years. That’s assuming Barack Obama will rally Democratic enthusiasm, including young people and women, to hold the presidency in 2012.

Where is the woman on the left who can make headlines and draw crowds like Sarah Palin, Liz Cheney, perhaps even a re-entry of Dr. Condoleezza Rice?

The “Hillary hole” is as wide and deep for Democrats as ever, with no Sarah Palin alternative anywhere in sight.

The heat is on the right.

Taylor Marsh is a political analyst out of Washington, D.C.

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11 Responses

  1. The saddest thing about this story is that it is true. I can not think of one woman on the left that I would vote for. None stood up against the attacks on Hillary Clinton and the attacks on all the women of the USA. Women have been set back at least 40 years by the democrats. This breaks my heart. I have to look back at my life being a democrat for almost 50 years and ask “why was I so blind”. The Republicans are no friend to women but they do treat them better then the democrats in the long run.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

    • The Dems set women back 40 years and Blacks back 50 – oh what a party!
      I can never go back – nor can I ever be a Republican but I will have to agree with you that they have treated their women with a tad more respect in politics.
      I wouldn’t go to far with the accolades however, they are not real fond of Sarah and will easily do to her what the Dems did to Hillary the very moment she gets serious about throwing her hat in.
      They were not very kind to her at the Governors meetings but you are right – they did it with more respect that the downright hatchet job they did on Hillary.
      And that includes the lady Dems that helped the males do it!
      I will newver forgive a one of them!

  2. I totally identify with your comment, helenk. After the decision of the RBC to take Hillary’s votes and give them to Obama, I knew it was time to get the hell out of the party. The Dem Party I thought I had known for years had morphed into something unrecognizable and undemocratic. PUMA was born as a result of the RBC’s ruling, thankfully. The left actually encouraged the attacks on Hillary, and in this and many other actions during 2008j, they proved that there is not one honorable persons among them.

    Having said that I agree with this article, I also have to say that I have trouble seeing Taylor Marsh as speaking/writing with sincerity. She turned on a dime to support Obama, as BJ said, putting party before country. IMO most of what she says/does is for the sole purpose of advancing herself. She seems to base her positions on issues on the “what’s in it for me?” factor. I’m just not a fan.

  3. Oh freespirit – I love your name- and I agree with you wholeheartedly. Taylor Marsh blows with the wind and thinks this will gain her some old friends- it will not but she is right on the money about the Hillary Hole and I am right there to help rub salt in the wound they created for themselves.

    Burn DNC burn ! Every Dem women who thought they had a friend in the Dem party can now rue the day they thought they would see a women in the oval office from that party and if this joker is a feminist – I can fly upsidedown while whistling dixie backwarks!

  4. Hillary Clinton did the right thing by continuing to grow and learn as a politician.
    The media would have made her out to be a democratic pariah if she had stayed in congress.

    The media would have turned her into Snowball from animal farm.

    “Never condemn a person who is damned no matter what they do.” (me)

    • Oh she did the right thing getting out of the Senate – of that there is no doubt.
      But in the opinion of many she should have gotten out of the party. Sshe is not condemned – The Party is and all who are in it chose to be and that is their choice not ours.
      As it has been said – we ddid not leave anyone or anything – they left us.

  5. I just read where they are floating HRC’s name for SCOTUS- This is a terrible idea. Someone who’s been firmly entrenched in partisan politics for their entire life should not serve on the Supreme Court. They need to be as separate from politics as possible.

  6. Ms. Marsh would be quite surprised to learn through our archives that The Majority United – RIDS had long ago discussed and written about everyone of her laments.

    Those who belong to The Majority United – RIDS have moved on through the guidance of our leader Betty Jean.

    We learned a long time ago that if you want to make a difference that you are going to have to get involved!

    I know that I will never vote for another Democratic woman just to vote for a woman, so that she can become another casualty to be used and abused by those who still control the Party.

    Neither have I forgotten the women in the Democratic Party who turned their backs on Hillary or thankless organizations like NARAL after she lobbied for them.

    As for Sarah Palin, she is one woman who can hold her own and she is not afraid to speak up and speak out.

    She is a favorite of the American people because she is like the neighbor next door, she is like a friend or a sister, she speaks from her heart and loves this country and genuinely cares about it’s people!

    There’s been rumor of a possible Palin/Bachman ticket for 2012.

    Time will tell what the future holds for Sarah Palin.

    We recognize the fact that there are those in the Republican Party who are not thrilled with Sarah Palin and if she decides to seek office it will be up to the voters to decide.

    As an Independent, I believe in voting for the candidate not the Party and we do need more women in congress.

    Both Parties have a lot to answer for and many of us are staying right on them!

  7. Both parties certainly do have a lot to answer for and we will be a long rtime remembering it and an even longer time trying to get these bums out unless we stick to our guns and get incumbents out where ever we find them!

    We may have to put Dems and Republicans in office and keep them balanced for a while so long as they are not incumbents – we can’t really really can’t give any party all the power – we see what that will do.
    I would no more swing it back the other way as leave it this way.
    We are in one hell of a mess- – we need all the bums gone that is the only way aroungd this and a balance of power at all times meanwhile grow a third party and maybe a fourth too!

  8. After hearing a couple of guys (Jon Stewart & I believe, Jerry Seinfeld,) talk about how hot Palin looks in her leather jacket with nipple pockets, it became evident: women of the Obama ilk i.e. hormone-driven, are going to hate her and men are – like it or not – going to turn on. Those living in their parents’ basements won’t be able to do a freakin’ thing about it and will channel their lust into more “support Pres. Obama” or else blather.

  9. I heard it at my parents kitchen table from a tenent of ours. he is not Political all he had to say was – he had no idea what she was talking about – he would vote for her in a minute is she was going to be on TV half as much as the big eared jackass cause she is easy to listen to and so good to lok at!

    I just shook my head and thought – and they worried about giving the women the vote?

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