Skip to main content

View Diary: Could Palin be McCain's Revenge on the Right? (80 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  a divided RNC (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Vicky, Jimdotz, nolakohler

    Obviously John thinks Sarah is more qualified than Mitt or Tim and the others.

    •  That's just it... (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      nolakohler, the3Cs

      McCain knows damn well that Palin is not truly qualified. And the choice undercuts the same argument against Obama.

      We the People ordained our Government to promote our General Welfare;
      If We the People want Health Care for All, Government should provide it.

      by Jimdotz on Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 12:43:18 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  but palin pick was coordinated with limbaugh (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Jimdotz

        the pick was announced just before limbaugh came on and he immediately hailed it as brilliant and used it this excuse to finally endorse mccain, saying mccain is the cadidate and america can't afford obama. limbaugh's immediate acceptance of the pick and endosement of mccain suggests to me that palin is meant to solidify the base and reinforce the GOP/talk radio talking points. with her simple certitude she fits nicely to be limbaugh in a skirt and bring the base together.

    •  respectfully disagree (5+ / 0-)

      John does not think she is more qualified.
      John is doing what he's been told.   He's been abused by these bastards and he's afraid to cross them.
      He's regressed to his days of physical imprisonment and is now mentally and emotionally imprisoned.
      I see a clown dressed as an organ grinder, and he's holding a chain with Ms Palin, dancing to the tune ground out.       That chain was handed to him and he's dutifully holding on, unquestioning.

      •  let me be more direct (3+ / 0-)

        My point is that a divided GOP is a good thing. Selecting Sarah has disenfranchisd Mitts voters

      •  I have thought that, too... (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        homogenius, ballerina X

        but if that were true, his masters would have had him groom a viable successor candidate like Romney or Pawlenty, not another hopeless, hapless, Dan Quayle like Palin.

        We the People ordained our Government to promote our General Welfare;
        If We the People want Health Care for All, Government should provide it.

        by Jimdotz on Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 12:50:00 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  OTOH, it's pure Rove-- (7+ / 0-)

          What better to have in the wings than a female version of W--someone vapid and malleable. So who do they have waiting in the wings if McCain croaks and she becomes president--who is the next Cheney?

          Three words that would strike fear in the hearts of decent people--"Vice President Gingrich".

          "Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole. Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole."

          by homogenius on Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 12:53:51 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  That's what I think. (4+ / 0-)

            A cold, political calculation that is made to meet short-term goals that have nothing to do with the actual business of government - that is the signature of Karl Rove's particular brand of politicking.

            •  Then why was Rove (2+ / 0-)
              Recommended by:
              Jimdotz, Vitam Vas
              completely going in another direction?

              Oh right, he's so fiendish and all-powerfully brilkliant that he TRCIKED us and was the mastermind behind the appalling and likely destructive choice of Palin.

              Can we get over our deification of Karl Rove laready?

              We're retiring Steve LaTourette (R-Family Values for You But Not for Me) and sending Judge Bill O'Neill to Congress from Ohio-14: http://www.oneill08.com/

              by anastasia p on Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 01:04:04 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

              •  I don't know what role Rove played in this (2+ / 0-)
                Recommended by:
                homogenius, Jimdotz

                decision and I don't really think you know what direction he was going in - mostly because the guy is a spinner.  Karl Rove - just like every other political flack in this country - is not going to tell you anything other than what he thinks you want to hear.  That's point one.

                Point two about Rove being "all-powerfully brilliant" is not at all what I was saying.  I said that he has a signature style in his political dealings which is to take decisions through a  purely political lens and that those decisions rarely take into consideration the actual business of government.  He is a win at all costs kind of guy.  He doesn't give a damn what gets destroyed in the path to his victory as long as he gets the win in his column.

                Personally, I think that makes him quite stupid in my book.  Brilliant people tend not to do things like get caught screwing around with the Department of Justice and outting CIA agents and causing all kinds of serious trouble for their bosses.

              •  Rove is exactly McCain's target... (0+ / 0-)

                Rove brought him down, so he's bringing down Rove's machine.

                We the People ordained our Government to promote our General Welfare;
                If We the People want Health Care for All, Government should provide it.

                by Jimdotz on Sat Aug 30, 2008 at 01:17:50 PM PDT

                [ Parent ]

              •  repeated lying to 60MIL on radio made rove (1+ / 0-)
                Recommended by:
                Jimdotz

                effective. and limbaugh and hannity's immediate and  unconditional acceptance of palin, calling it brilliant, suggests this was not a mccain pick.

                limbaugh even used the occasion to make the final flip flop to endorse mccain on his friday show within an hour of the leaking it  was palin.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site