This woman wants Karl Rove's head, but will she get it?
Sarah Palin loves hunting - hunting enemies. She always did. The purpose of her life is going after her enemies. If Sarah Palin has a grudge, it won't go away. She has a grudge against Karl Rove and the "GOP establishment", and she won't forget about it.
Now she believes to have found the right "cause" to go into battle: "They" are after Ted Cruz, and as this Texan reincarnation of Joe McCarthy is Sarah Palin's only remaining friend, his enemies are her enemies!
Chris Wallace and Karl Rove made Sarah Palin happy, when they gave her a reason to take up the fight during this exchange earlier today:
“This has been one of the strangest weeks I’ve ever had in Washington,” Wallace said. “As soon as we listed Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions, not from Democrats but from top Republicans, to hammer Cruz.”
“This was a strategy laid out by Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz without any consultation with their colleagues,” said Karl Rove. “With all due respect to my junior Senator from Texas, I suspect this is the first time that the end game was described to any Republican Senator. They had to tune in to listen to you to find out what Ted’s next step was in the strategy.”
“You cannot build a Congressional majority, in either party, for any kind of action, unless you are treating your colleagues with some certain amount of respect, and saying, ‘Hey, what do you think of my idea?’” Rove said. “Instead they have dictated to their colleagues through the media, and through public statements, and not consulted them about this strategy at all.”
Clearly Sarah had to step in! Ted Cruz had been attacked, by her arch-enemy Karl Rove!
Anything to get the SarahPAC scam going!
So with all guns blazing, Sarah Palin tweeted:
Yes, reveal the anonymous sources, Fox News! You scoundrels!
In this same manner, Sarah declared open hunting season on the RINOs at Breitbart, the disgusting right-wing propaganda outfit where the worst of America come together to relish hate:
As I said in my speech at CPAC this year, it’s time for the Senate to put itself on Cruz Control. Ignore the peanut gallery pundits. They’ve written my political obituary so many times, I’m practically Lazarus. Now they’re trying to destroy Ted Cruz. Good luck with that, you weasels. Texans are just as tough as Alaskans. Smaller, but just as tough.
But here’s the important thing that none of these establishment backstabbers understand. It’s not the messenger that matters. It’s the message. You can try to take out someone like Ted Cruz, but that won’t stop the message from catching fire. The message is liberty, and it’s been resounding ever since a band of patriots dumped tea in Boston harbor.
The message only grows stronger. The grassroots is bigger than any one person. We the People will rise up, and we will make our voices heard. Right now, Ted Cruz is speaking for us in this Obamacare fight. God bless him for it.
Hang in there, Ted and Mike. You have millions of supporters among ordinary hardworking Americans. We support you because you don’t shy away from the fray. May your colleagues in the Senate gain the wisdom to support your excellent efforts so that you can see that the view is better from inside the bus than under it.
Oh, and a little reminder to Republican senators up for re-election in 2014: Moose season ends soon, allowing more time on one’s hands. So, we’ll be watching your votes very carefully this week.
It is a miracle in itself that this mentally ill woman is still being given a platform, but then, with hundreds of thousands of dollars available to pay for consultants from her SarahPAC scam, she still can afford to pay the people who write her articles and who help her to "stay relevant."
But trying to fight against Karl Rove and the GOP establishment in an apparent guerilla war from the sidelines, can Sarah Palin win? Or is she just raging and screaming like Hitler in his bunker in April 1945? After all, it is an acknowledged fact that a guerilla war will be won by simply keeping up the fight. I believe that this is the strategy of Sarah and her highly-paid advisors. By not shutting up, and still having a platform, she "wins", because she stays in the news, and the SarahPAC scam can continue. Her little propaganda machine fuels itself.
So it's all about Sarah. But will the GOP simply keep quiet?
In her latest interview on Fox News, she lectures the "GOP elephants" - they will not like it very much:
It is clear to virtually anyone that this woman not only suffers from severe delusions of grandeur, but continues to be a grudge carrier of the highest order.
The conservative Alaskan journalist Dan Fagan had an ominous warning for Sarah Palin in 2009:
Yes I do believe Sarah Palin has a dark soul. A soul obsessed with her image. A soul focused on hurting others. Sarah Palin’s book reveals her as someone unwilling, unable, incapable of living a life of forgiveness. She is a grudge carrier. Settling scores drive her and she is hell bent on revenge, payback, getting even. (...)
Revenge has become the work and calling of her life. Maybe it always has been. It’s clearly what drives her now. Her cutthroat attacks on others will be her downfall. Her inability to control her desire to hurt those who hurt her will end up in the end discrediting her as a leader, as a person.
This episode today is "classic Palin." The two things she hates most combined: "Anonymous sources", and the GOP establishment, the "establishment backstabbers", as she now calls them, and then there is the "permanent political class", whoever that is:
But the permanent political class is handwringing and howling that if there’s a government shutdown the media will blame Republicans for it. Here’s a little newsflash, GOP establishment: Whenever anything bad happens, the media blames Republicans for it. That’s not an excuse to roll over and play dead. It’s a call to follow the advice I give my daughters: Woman up, stand your ground, and fight like a girl!
I want no pity. I need no empathy. But use me as a barometer. Over the years, the leftwing media has falsely and irrationally accused me of everything from faking a pregnancy to abetting murder. They lie. Deal with it.
Well, she (again) sounds like a Nazi - or a Communist, raging against the "system." Her world is full of enemies: The GOP establishment (the "backstabbers"), the "leftwing media" (the "liars"), as well as anyone else who doesn't adore her.
Also, dear Sarah, yes, you did fake your pregnancy with Trig. You got away with it in the end because the "leftwing media" had been fooled and lacked courage at the same time. But it's still on your mind, is it not, Sarah...? What was your reason again not to run for President in 2012...?
So Sarah's big guerrilla war will continue, and she surely is confident that she won't turn into a moose burger, only to be eaten by Karl Rove. But there are few people who crossed Karl Rove, and had been victorious in the end. Very few. Difficult to name one, actually.
We will watch, and we surely shall be entertained!
Sarah Palin comments prompted a fierce backlash in the media. On Al Sharpton's show, he and his panel accused Sarah Palin of "megalomania", "narcissism" and "illusions of grandeur."
Sarah Palin has jumped into the fray over defunding Obamacare, but Al Sharpton and his panel Monday said it’s less about the politics and more about the attention. Sharpton, Krystal Ball, and Cynthia Tucker all agreed that Palin, as well as Cruz, is in this fight partly to stand for conservative values, and mostly out of her own “megalomania and narcissism.”
Sharpton said it’s “time to grab the popcorn” now that Palin has weighed in at a time when the GOP is on the “brink of its own civil war.” Tucker said Palin’s just making things worse by throwing in her lot with the “crazy” Republicans, calling the intra-party fighting a “nightmare” for GOP moderates.
Ball argued that Palin and Cruz are a “match made in heaven” because both have one thing in common: they are “motivated by their own selfish interest” in everything they do, and this Obamacare fight is less about ideology and more about all the media attention. Sharpton agreed that they suffer from “megalomania and narcissism,” with Tucker adding if they really cared about the conservative cause, “they wouldn’t be destroying the Republican party.”
The one bright spot Ball found was that Palin doesn’t have nearly the same allure that she used to nor does she have the fundraising pull despite her “illusions of grandeur.”
In addition, Steve Schmidt today totally obliterated Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz and their right-wing "friends" on Hardball with Chris Matthews, and Schmidt even expresses his "regret" to have participated in the creation of "the freak show that's been running wild for four years."
Steve Schmidt said:
"For the last couple of years, we've had this wing of the party running roughshod over the rest of the party, tossing out terms like RINO, saying we're going to purge the moderates out of the party, that, you know, it's all of the people that she's attacking in her statement. We've lost five U.S. Senate seats over the last two election cycles and fundamentally we need Republicans whether they're running for president, whether they're in the leadership of the Congress to stand up against a lot of this asininity.
You finally see it with Ted Cruz, maybe he was the one that has gone a bridge too far. And as we come up against a potential default, potential government shutdown, wise people understand the political consequences for the Republican party. Maybe we'll start seeing our elected leaders stop being intimidated by this nonsense, have the nerve, have the guts to stand up and say enough is enough, this isn't what the Republican party's about. To fight to take conservatism's good name back from the freak show that's been running wild for four years and I have deep regret in my part, certainly, in initiating [it]. But it's time for Republicans to again embrace what made us successful in the past, which is a party that has solutions to the problems that face the country."