From the diaries by Caleb.
It’s pretty well known that I’m no particular fan of Governor Palin’s candidacy in 2012. For lots of reasons, none of which matter with respect to this diary.
While I’ve long been skeptical of her as a candidate, I’ve never wavered from my position that she can do three things right now, is positioned and gifted to do all of them well, and she will make a big contribution to the effort to change the face of Washington DC in November.
1. She’s well connected on social media and is an articulate bomb thrower. See “death panels”.
2. She’s good at throwing red meat to the base and getting them focused. She also drives the enemy berserk.
3. She can raise money like nobody’s business.
So, today I see a reference to her SarahPac Facebook page, I go there and what do I find but this…
Bottom line, she’s targeting 20 Democratic CongressSlugs™ in November. And the graphics are fantastic. More on that in a minute. Keep reading.
We’re paying particular attention to those House members who voted in favor of Obamacare and represent districts that Senator John McCain and I carried during the 2008 election. Three of these House members are retiring – from Arkansas’s 2nd district, Indiana’s 8th district, and Tennessee’s 6th district – but we’ll be working to make sure that those who replace them are Commonsense Conservatives. The others are running for re-election, and we’re going to hold them accountable for this disastrous Obamacare vote. They are: Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1), Harry E. Mitchell (AZ-5), Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8), John Salazar (CO-3), Betsy Markey (CO-4). Allen Boyd (FL-2), Suzanne M. Kosmas (FL-24), Baron P. Hill (IN-9), Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL), Charlie Wilson (OH-6), John Boccieri (OH-16), Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3), Christopher Carney (PA-10), John M. Spratt, Jr. (SC-5), Tom Perriello (VA-5), Alan B. Mollohan (WV-1), and Nick J. Rahall II (WV-3).
I’m especially pleased to see three Arizona seats on that list.
So, Governor Palin is going to funnel cash – and hopefully appearances – in those races. I think it’s important that she shows up in those districts because as she notes, McCain/Palin won each of those districts in ’08. The faithful need to be motivated and the candidates need cash. She can provide both of those.
Oh, and for the “driving the enemy berserk” part, just ask Mr. Google.
My personal favorite would have to be the Anchorage Daily News. Wow Art, I get an idea of what you’ve been saying for so long about these moonbats…
“RELOAD!” Sarah Palin shouted at right-wing supporters via Twitter on Tuesday after President Obama signed the House health care bill. On her Facebook page, she posted a U.S. map with crosshair targets in states where she’s planning to campaign against moderate Democrats who voted in favor of the health insurance overhaul. “We’ll aim for these races,” she wrote, in the “first salvo” leading up to the midterm elections. A few liberal commentators don’t find that kind of rhetoric amusing.
Rob Kezelis, Capitol Hill Blue: Honestly, where in any decent, civilized society is there room for Sarah’s latest tweet, “Don’t retreat, RELOAD!”? While some may dismiss that as silly rhetoric, or even humor, it is anything but. One only has to recall some of the weirder moments during the last presidential campaign, especially the Sarah Palin rallies. Some of those people were not only whacked-out, conspiracy nuts, they were more than willing to take “justice” as they define it, and use whatever means necessary to achieve it, including violence. And they are armed.
You really, really, really need to follow the link and read the whole thing. These people need Thorazine.
So, in conclusion, remembering that this is NOT about whether Governor Palin should be President but that she’s making a great contribution to the rout in November. Thank you Sarah, and RELOAD!!!