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By focusing his campaign mostly on serious economic and political issues such as the national debt and tax incentives, Romney failed to take into account the fact that large segments of the electorate neither know nor care much about serious economic and political issues. What they — a group sometimes euphemistically called ‘uninformed voters’ — do know and care about are the tugs on their emotions, fears, revulsions and heart strings provided by hours and hours of uninterrupted television watching…

Palin can more than keep up with the Democrats in appealing to voters’ emotions. Hardly anyone could be more blue collar than Palin, out on the fishing boat with her hunky blue-collar husband, Todd. Palin is ‘View’-ready, she’s ‘Ellen’-ready, she’s Kelly-and-Michael-ready…

Furthermore, looks count in politics, and Palin at age 48, has it all over her possible competition, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will be 69 by election day 2016 and who let someone talk her into adopting the flowing blond locks of a college student, making her look like Brunnhilde in a small-town Wagner production. Men love Sarah Palin, and she loves men.

Charlotte Allen, arguing the GOP should nominate Sarah Palin in 2016. As explained by the subheader, “She’s hot, she’s blue collar, she’s electable.”

First off, no. Sarah Palin is not blue collar. Not by a long shot. Her white-collar may have a ring of blue around the edge, but she advocates policies that hurt blue collar people.

In Allen’s column, she also argues Bristol will pull in the single mom demographic. Now, being childless myself, maybe I’m wrong here — but it seems to me, my single mom friends don’t get a reality show, a condo in Arizona, and a starring role in Dancing With the Stars as a reward or likely career option. Nor have they had tabloid-fodder fights with the fathers of their children. Okay, maybe that’s not true. But I can’t think of one single mom that can relate to Bristol Palin, except maybe the girls from Teen Mom. Even then, they didn’t have former moms who quit being governor to be a super mega snarky media star because reasons and money.

Further, I’m not sure it’s the dude demographic that the GOP is having problems with, unless you count men of color. Once you bring in people of color, the GOP has even more issues with which to contend. And Palin’s not exactly known for racial sensitivity

And really, should the target be uniformed voters? I would argue, ideally yes, until your argument centers around someone “Ellen-ready” and who can pull on emotional heartstrings, rather than someone WHO CAN INFORM THE VOTERS. It’s tough to inform voters when your domestic and foreign policy is a word salad tossed with Fox News. But who cares, because she’s hot, amirite?! </sarcasm>

Finally, can we PLEASE stop slamming fellow women for their looks? As a start? Maybe? This is a goddamn election to be leader of the free world, not the leader of The Plastics in Mean Girls. “Men love Sarah Palin and she loves men…” — obviously Hillary Clinton is a man-hating Brunnhilde, and Sarah Palin is not, so therefore electable. Boy, menfolk, Allen has zero faith in your abilities to critically evaluate your possible leadership.  

Allen is cited at the end of her column for frequently writing about feminism, but I’d argue women like her and Palin are examples of why we still need it. Honestly, the biggest favor the GOP can do Democrats in 2016 would be to nominate Sarah Palin. She represents the worst of the Republican Party, a talking-point machine spewing invective, stereotypes, and nonsense. When Todd Akin made his legitimate rape comments, she didn’t condemn them. She could only muster an "I-told-ya-so" on Twitter because she supported another candidate in the GOP primary. Remember her “blood libel” fiasco? Palin doesn’t care about “real America” or “not real America” or America in general. She cares about Sarah Palin, and being right. If the GOP wants to open a circus tent instead of the big tent, nominate Sarah Palin as your ringleader in 2016. 

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The Undefeated, Sarah Palin&#8217;s new &#8220;documentary,&#8221; currently has a rating of 0% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes. Damn that liberal, gotcha media!
Other movies with a 0%:
Fred: The Movie - YouTube sensation Fred makes his feature film debut with this frantic comedy that finds the motor-mouthed suburbanite competing against his underhanded neighborhood rival Kevin (Jake Weary) for the affections of their pretty classmate Judy (Pixie Lott).
The Abduction Of Zack Butterfield - Laemmle Theatres and Thunder Hill are pleased to present The Abduction of Zack Butterfield, a new indie psychological thriller in which a beautiful but disturbed young woman returns from combat as an American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14-year-old New York boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre romantic relationship develops. Brett Helsham and TJ Plunkett star.
The Sex Lives of the Potato Men - The self-proclaimed Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid of Birmingham, two unadulterated guys spend their time either chasing women for sex, or being chased by them for revenge.
They Saved Hitler&#8217;s Brain - Nazi madmen preserve Hitler&#8217;s brain on a small tropical island until the time is right to resurrect him and, along with him, the Third Reich.

The Undefeated, Sarah Palin’s new “documentary,” currently has a rating of 0% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes. Damn that liberal, gotcha media!

Other movies with a 0%:

Fred: The Movie - YouTube sensation Fred makes his feature film debut with this frantic comedy that finds the motor-mouthed suburbanite competing against his underhanded neighborhood rival Kevin (Jake Weary) for the affections of their pretty classmate Judy (Pixie Lott).

The Abduction Of Zack Butterfield - Laemmle Theatres and Thunder Hill are pleased to present The Abduction of Zack Butterfield, a new indie psychological thriller in which a beautiful but disturbed young woman returns from combat as an American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14-year-old New York boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre romantic relationship develops. Brett Helsham and TJ Plunkett star.

The Sex Lives of the Potato Men - The self-proclaimed Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid of Birmingham, two unadulterated guys spend their time either chasing women for sex, or being chased by them for revenge.

They Saved Hitler’s Brain - Nazi madmen preserve Hitler’s brain on a small tropical island until the time is right to resurrect him and, along with him, the Third Reich.

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reallyfoxnews:

fyeahprivilegedenyingdude:

conservativefeministmeme:

Stop the feminist victimization of women!


When Sarah Palin was the governor of Alaska, rape victims had to purchase their own rape kits.

She&#8217;s advocated for the complete overturn of Roe v. Wade on the grounds that she has a baby with Down Syndrome and if she can do it&#8230; blah blah blah all you need is enough love and personal responsibility.
Yeah, well, I do math and I think with higher logic and reasoning. So there! (And I&#8217;m talking about Sarah here, not Trig)

reallyfoxnews:

fyeahprivilegedenyingdude:

conservativefeministmeme:

Stop the feminist victimization of women!

When Sarah Palin was the governor of Alaska, rape victims had to purchase their own rape kits.

She’s advocated for the complete overturn of Roe v. Wade on the grounds that she has a baby with Down Syndrome and if she can do it… blah blah blah all you need is enough love and personal responsibility.

Yeah, well, I do math and I think with higher logic and reasoning. So there! (And I’m talking about Sarah here, not Trig)

(Source: stfufauxminists, via seriouslyamerica)

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Sarah Palin’s Brand of ‘Feminism’ More Popular With Men Than Women

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Sarah Palin’s Brand of ‘Feminism’ More Popular With Men Than Women

I wonder why…

Palin peddles a shallow narcissism dressed in ‘empowering’ feminist language.

Listen up, all you champions of women’s rights, Sarah Palin has a message for you. All that stuff about equal pay, controlling your own body, putting an end to domestic violence and rape: that’s a whole lotta tired old hooey. There’s a new feminism afoot, a feminism that’s moved beyond the issues of economic justice and your right not to be beaten and violated, and it’s all about Sarah.

In her new book, America By Heart, Palin takes aim at the feminists who blazed the trail to political agency that Palin now walks, accusing Hillary Clinton of “bra-burning militancy” and Gloria Steinem and second-wave feminists of obsession with domestic violence and rape.

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This woman would not know feminism if it crept up behind her and yelled “boo!” - And then subsequently explained all the things Sarah enjoys now (like running for national office and having a career without anyone having the right to tell her to stay home and take care of her five kids, one with special needs, because that’s what women do). I wonder if she’s ever realized that the kind of “feminism” she’s espousing would lead to her knowing her place, getting back in the kitchen and making a sandwich for Todd, while keeping her mouth shut and not being more famous or making more money than him - that’s the picture I see from “conservative feminism.”

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