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    Default Interesting read from D.Morris on Sarah

    got this on a newsletter from Dick Morris...I wish and hope she takes his advice


    THE PERILS OF PALIN

    By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN

    Published on DickMorris.com on January 19, 2011

    After Tucson shootings, Sarah Palin's unfavorable rating in the CNN poll rose from 49% before the midterm elections to 56% now. It was not the left wing charges that Sarah Palin had somehow incited the Tucson shooter by her aggressive political rhetoric that did her damage. Polls show that voters discounted these statements and even Congressman Giffords' husband has made clear that there was no political motive involved. It was Palin's response to these attacks that got her in trouble. Her highly publicized accusation that the criticism was a "blood libel," turned voters off. As sincere admirers of hers', we hope she learns a lesson from this exchange.

    The lesson is simply this: She should not become a battering ram hammering at liberal critics - getting down into the mud with them - answering every attack, no matter how low, personal, or undeserved it is. She is a potential candidate for the Republican Party. As such, she needs to keep her own head unbloodied and intact. Battering rams don't find that easy to do.

    The left plays Sarah like a fiddle. They pile on with totally outrageous attacks aiming at her personal life, her children, her family, and - now - linking her to murder. These disgraceful attacks do not score points with the voters. In fact, they tend to trigger a sympathetic feeling toward Sarah when they are leveled. But, for some reason, Palin feels constrained to answer them, to reply, to tell her side of the story (aka the truth)

    The result of the exchange is that both sides lose: her attackers and Palin herself both suffer. But the attackers aren't running for anything. They just go on to the next attack. They are after ratings and circulation not votes and the more sensational their accusations and the more vulnerable the target, the better. But Palin has an image to protect and when she is hurt in these exchanges, it matters politically.

    Palin's basic point was, as usual, sound. These killings were the act of an evil madman not anything related to our political dialogue. But this sensible point got buried and many voters looked at the "blood libel" statement as self-indulgent and thin-skinned. To them, Palin seemed to be the one using the murders to besmirch her enemies, even though she was only answering their charges. Critics charged that she looked more concerned about her defending own personal reputation from the attacks than with the national tragedy that had just taken place.

    The point is that Palin should not and cannot answer. She needs to rise above the attacks. If she is going to run for president, she needs to be presidential. She can't descend to the level of her critics. She needs to do what makes her look good - fighting for less government and conservative causes, not what makes her look bad - fighting with her enemies.

    If Palin took the high road - as Obama did - and decry the violence into our society and stick to condemning the killings, she would not have been hurt by the liberal charges. But, by answering, she exposed herself and got hurt.

    Next time, we hope she learns her lesson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    got this on a newsletter from Dick Morris...I wish and hope she takes his advice


    THE PERILS OF PALIN

    By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN

    Published on DickMorris.com on January 19, 2011

    After Tucson shootings, Sarah Palin's unfavorable rating in the CNN poll rose from 49% before the midterm elections to 56% now. It was not the left wing charges that Sarah Palin had somehow incited the Tucson shooter by her aggressive political rhetoric that did her damage. Polls show that voters discounted these statements and even Congressman Giffords' husband has made clear that there was no political motive involved. It was Palin's response to these attacks that got her in trouble. Her highly publicized accusation that the criticism was a "blood libel," turned voters off. As sincere admirers of hers', we hope she learns a lesson from this exchange.

    The lesson is simply this: She should not become a battering ram hammering at liberal critics - getting down into the mud with them - answering every attack, no matter how low, personal, or undeserved it is. She is a potential candidate for the Republican Party. As such, she needs to keep her own head unbloodied and intact. Battering rams don't find that easy to do.

    The left plays Sarah like a fiddle. They pile on with totally outrageous attacks aiming at her personal life, her children, her family, and - now - linking her to murder. These disgraceful attacks do not score points with the voters. In fact, they tend to trigger a sympathetic feeling toward Sarah when they are leveled. But, for some reason, Palin feels constrained to answer them, to reply, to tell her side of the story (aka the truth)

    The result of the exchange is that both sides lose: her attackers and Palin herself both suffer. But the attackers aren't running for anything. They just go on to the next attack. They are after ratings and circulation not votes and the more sensational their accusations and the more vulnerable the target, the better. But Palin has an image to protect and when she is hurt in these exchanges, it matters politically.

    Palin's basic point was, as usual, sound. These killings were the act of an evil madman not anything related to our political dialogue. But this sensible point got buried and many voters looked at the "blood libel" statement as self-indulgent and thin-skinned. To them, Palin seemed to be the one using the murders to besmirch her enemies, even though she was only answering their charges. Critics charged that she looked more concerned about her defending own personal reputation from the attacks than with the national tragedy that had just taken place.

    The point is that Palin should not and cannot answer. She needs to rise above the attacks. If she is going to run for president, she needs to be presidential. She can't descend to the level of her critics. She needs to do what makes her look good - fighting for less government and conservative causes, not what makes her look bad - fighting with her enemies.

    If Palin took the high road - as Obama did - and decry the violence into our society and stick to condemning the killings, she would not have been hurt by the liberal charges. But, by answering, she exposed herself and got hurt.

    NEXT TIME, WE HOPE SHE LEARNS HER LESSON.

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    Don't worry Sarah, I'm still willing to change my voter registration to Republican just so I can vote for you in the Primaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    Don't worry Sarah, I'm still willing to change my voter registration to Republican just so I can vote for you in the Primaries.
    No, Rog, better you vote for Obama, he is gonna need your vote!!!

    Especially if Sarah runs against him.





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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    No, Rog, better you vote for Obama, he is gonna need your vote!!!

    Especially if Sarah runs against him.





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    I said I would vote for her in the Primary. A page out of Rush Limbaugh's book.

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