Palin wants a 3rd party

What a difference a month makes, when you’ve got a brain the size of a walnut.  Just a few short weeks ago, Sarah Palin was advocating that the GOP absorb the teabaggers (“absorb” — like how the Quicker Picker-Upper absorbs your dog’s accident on the floor).  But last night she was on Hannity’s show, jabbering about how a 3rd party would be a good thing:

“A 3rd party candidate could shore up a Republican candidate” –  I concur!  That’s common sense conservatism and I like it!

13 Responses to “Palin wants a 3rd party”


  1. 1 J. A. Baker Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    (“absorb” — like how the Quicker Picker-Upper absorbs your dog’s accident on the floor)

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    You have experience with that, JJ?

  2. 2 Rob F Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    If there is a Palin/teabagger/theocrat third party, would we be talking of a Democratic electoral vote clean sweep or not? Due to Republican vote splitting, the chances of a serious contender willingly running as a third party candidate are just about zero.

    But let’s handwave over this, and grant that a serious Palin-type third party candidate does run and is competitive. I’m pretty sure that privately (okay, maybe it isn’t private now that I’m revealing it) many of us would believe that the GOP winning such an election would be the best result in the long run. Why? It would show that a reasonable conservative party (think: respect for precedent and institutions, handling change slowly, fiscal responsibility, reasonable opposition to prevent extremism on both sides of the spectrum, etc) could actually win without having to cave into the xenophobic, sex-obsessed, absolutely batshit nuts teabaggers and fetus fetishists. Once it become clear that those are politically unnecessary, they can be safely ignored.

    Unfortunately, this has even less of a chance of happening than.

  3. 3 JJ Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Rob F – Although the GOP might steal some independent and conservative Democrat votes if they straightened up and got rid of the NUTS, a third party would still be a total disaster for them. Two words: Ross Perot. (Two more: Reform Party.)

    could actually win without having to cave into the xenophobic, sex-obsessed, absolutely batshit nuts teabaggers and fetus fetishists.

    Without all the crazy, all they’d have to run on is fiscal conservatism — the kind of fiscal conservatism that brought us the economic crash of ’08. Good luck with that.

  4. 4 JJ Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    JAB – I’ve raised puppies so I am a voice of experience in vouching for the most absorbent paper towels.

  5. 5 Janus Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Palin’s in her sour grapes stage at the moment. She’s finally figured out that the GOP really don’t want anything else to do with her. But she really, really likes the political spotlight and she wants to continue her little Toby Tyler impressions with it, so she’s busy trying to convince somebody — anybody — to start up a party she can go to, where they’ll let her stay up late an’ everything…

    And I think you’re being generous with the walnut reference, JJ.

  6. 6 J. A. Baker Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    But she really, really likes the political spotlight and she wants to continue her little Toby Tyler impressions with it

    Really? I thought that was her Norma Desmond impression. :-P

  7. 7 RossK Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Will all those third party teabaggermemberers be allowed to hightail it over to Canada there to first denounce and then partake in that there socialized medicine that will then give them some evil tasting but good-for-them, well, ya’ know….

    Medicine?

    .

  8. 8 toujoursdan Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Brilliant!

    Split the vote of the ageing, shrinking, White demographic that constantly proves itself completely unable to govern. And in a country with an Electoral College and First-Past-the-Post system, even better.

    Palin: Your genius never fails to astound me.

  9. 9 Torontonian Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 5:27 am

    There was a time after Mulroney that the newly-formed Reform Party didn’t bolster the Conservatives and the BQ didn’t bolster the Conservatives either. But those two parties came from the Conservative camp much like Teabaggers came from the GOP by and large.

    In this country we know very well about vote splitting and the effects of splinter parties. So what’s Sarah Palin talking about that the Teabaggers bolster the Republicans?

    Is she really that DUMB?

    Perhaps someone would be good enough to craft a situation comedy based on her writings and thoughts and public addresses. After all, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn did roughly the same thing and created the Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister series for television.

    The Sarah speeches and Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister are so tantalisingly close together in spirit as to be first cousins.

  10. 10 JJ Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    RossK

    Will all those third party teabaggermemberers be allowed to hightail it over to Canada there to first denounce and then partake in that there socialized medicine

    I would hope that if by some total fluke the teabagger party actually won power (like if everyone but the criminally insane stayed home on election day), we would have the Zombie Wall up pretty fast.

  11. 11 JJ Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    toujoursdan – I’m starting to think maybe the Dems should talk about what a bad idea this is (without elaborating why, of course… maybe just saying that they FEAR the almighty Sarah) — then they might actually do it.

  12. 12 JJ Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Torontonian

    So what’s Sarah Palin talking about that the Teabaggers bolster the Republicans?

    Is she really that DUMB?

    Yes.

  13. 13 RossK Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    JJ–

    Would that be a virtual or an actual Zombie Wall?

    Alternatively, we could just start cloning Canuckistanian Zombie hunter extraordinare, Wade Davis, pronto.

    Ha!


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