Friday, November 25, 2016

Politico reminds us that Donald Trump was not Stephen Bannon's first pick to destroy the country.

Courtesy of Politico: 

Steve Bannon thought he had found his perfect presidential candidate. This person was “an outsider,” someone who was “not part of the political establishment,” “not for sale,” with “an ‘America First’ foreign policy approach” and “a ‘Drain the Swamp’ mentality about Washington, DC.” What Bannon loved most was how this person seemed to “put the American worker—the little guy—first.” 

Except Bannon wasn’t thinking about Donald Trump. The dream candidate he had in mind? Sarah Palin.

Years before the partisan provocateur of the 2016 cycle hitched himself to the upstart populist billionaire from New York, Bannon openly fantasized about transforming the former governor of Alaska into the very kind of anti-politician who could humiliate the elites of both parties, the very kind of norm-defying outsider that Trump, with Bannon’s help, would ultimately prove to be. So he put all his energy into helping the self-described Mama Grizzly eat Washington’s lunch.

Politico then goes on to share with their readers information that is quite well known by those us here on IM.

In fact I wrote about that very fact way back in August when Bannon first jumped on board.

However Politco offers a little more information from behind the scenes:

This was back in 2011 and Bannon, a filmmaker whose credits at the time included an homage to Ronald Reagan and two films on the Tea Party movement, told the National Review that he saw “a direct lineage” between the Tea Party movement and the Reagan Revolution, and he was desperate to find a contemporary Reagan. For Bannon, the upcoming 2012 election was an opportunity to “fight for the soul of the Republican Party.” He told an audience in Chicago in July of that year, “If we want to get eviscerated and have another 2008, all we have to do is run an establishment Republican.” 

It was just a few months earlier that Rebecca Mansour, currently a writer at Breitbart and previously an aide and speechwriter to Sarah Palin, reached out to Bannon to ask if he would make some short videos for a potential Palin presidential campaign. Mansour told Politico recently that Bannon was enthusiastic about her boss’s potential candidacy; it was Bannon, she said, who identified Palin as an “outsider” with a “drain the swamp” mentality. Bannon saw in Palin someone who, in his own words, presented “an existential threat to not just the progressive left, but also to the entrenched country club Republican Party.”

Bannon as it turned out did not produce those short videos that Mansour requested, instead he produced "The Undefeated" which beatified, and white washed her faults, to the point that she no longer even resembled the person Alaskans knew her to be:

Appearing on The Palin Update, a radio show hosted by Sarah Palin obsessive Kevin Scholla on Scholla’s independent network Mama Grizzly Radio, in September 2011, Bannon remarked, “I couldn’t make this film about any other political leader in the country.” He added, “I love all things Palin…Whether she becomes a candidate or not for the presidency, I think these big broad themes of her life and her political life are going to play out on the national level over the next couple of years.” 

Despite the urging from Bannon Palin finally told her moronic followers that she was not going to run for president (You're welcome America.), but that did not stop Bannon from pining over her.

Which ultimately led to this:

On June 16, 2015, Trump announced his candidacy, and the very next day Sarah Palin heaped praise on the billionaire real estate mogul in a Facebook post, saying, “he’s doing something right.” 

Steve Bannon apparently took notice. On July 12, 2015, he penned another column for Breitbart, this one lauding Trump’s 2011 book Time to Get Tough: “Trump’s book clearly lays out serious policy solutions to vexing U.S. problems. Welfare reform, cyberwarfare, energy, illegal immigration and crime, taxes, healthcare, national defense—you name it, Trump offers his plans, often including specific bills and amendments. Best of all, Trump does it all in his refreshingly blunt and authentic voice—the very voice now resonating with a citizenry fed up with the Political Class and its conceits.” 

Then, two weeks later, Bannon made the Palin-Trump populist connection explicitly clear – with a dose of Reagan adulation for good measure. Trump appeared on The Palin Update hosted by Breitbart’s Scholla. During the show, Trump spoke of his admiration for Palin and drew comparisons between himself and the former Alaska governor, while Scholla added that Trump’s leadership style reminded him not only of Palin’s leadership but also of Reagan’s.

So as I have been saying sense the very beginning, without a Sarah Palin there would have been no president-elect Trump.

And now we have even clearer evidence as to how this all came to be.
  • Bannon and the angry teabaggers love Sarah Palin.
  • Sarah Palin decides not to run for president, but four years later endorses Donald Trump.
  • Now Stephen Bannon and the angry teabaggerss, along with the neo-Nazis, racists, and uneducated simpletons love Donald Trump.
  • They cannot have their dream of a Palin presidency, so they settle instead for helping (Along with Russia, the FBI, and Wikileaks of course.) this pussy grabbing megalomaniac win the White House instead. 
And now we all get to live in a country as imagined by the dumbest, most gullible, most easily manipulated Americans.

I feel like we're in one of those monster movies where the heroes band together to stop the creature only to learn afterwards that it laid an egg and now the creature 2.0 is descending on the town and they have no more resources to stop it.


  1. Anonymous4:43 PM

    Sarah and trump have nothing in common politically. Or personally really. But politically she's all for the little guy. Always. She's all for he non judgmental. But his movie was good because it showed how mental the media is and how hypocritical liberals are. From day 1 liberals said worse things about someone they don't know than trumps said in his life. Truth.

    1. Anonymous5:42 PM


    2. Anonymous5:58 PM

      Very few people here in AK will vouch for either her work ethic or her intelligence, especially those who had the misfortune of working most closely with her.

    3. Anonymous7:19 PM

      OMG, I do believe you must be on some kind of mind altering drugs or the drugs have burned out the critical thinking part of your brain.

    4. Anonymous8:28 PM

      ok, troll. You've convinced us. We now adore your mangy princess and henceforth we will sing her praises and beat ourselves daily with wet bamboo sticks.

      This will free you to quit camping out here in dangerous liberal land so you can go away victorious over all us liberals.

      It must suck that your mom makes you come here to defend her all the time anyway.

    5. Anonymous8:31 PM

      Hey Alicia, your elderly parents are Liberals aren't they? They feel sorry for your fat ass, so they allow you to leech off of them like the dependent child that you are. As for knowing the Palins, more IMers know more about them than your sorry ass. You aren't even paid for the numerous hours that you spend trolling various blogs trying to defend the Palins. You must enjoy making a fool of yourself.

    6. Anonymous1:38 AM

      alt motive.

    7. Anonymous1:39 AM

      Is Alicia Sarah?

    8. Anonymous8:13 AM

      4:43, is English your first language? If so, you really make yourself look stupid and uneducated because you have no idea how to write basic English sentences. If people think you are stupid and uneducated, they will not take anything you have to say seriously.

  2. Anonymous4:44 PM

    Just admit you blog is 1000 times more immoral than trump could ever be. So many lies here. So much judgment about strangers and ignorance. You are what you complain about.

    1. Anonymous5:22 PM

      Just you wait, toots.
      Talk about ignorant.

    2. Anonymous5:34 PM

      4:44 - All you do is judge. You try to bully but you are a delusional know-nothing.

    3. Anonymous5:44 PM

      Anon 4:44: No doubt about it. You are in the running for the dumbest piece of shit I have ever encountered.

    4. Anonymous6:21 PM

      4:43 & 4:44 are showing world class deflection and projection characteristics ( besides being the same inbred dumb-ass )

    5. Anonymous8:29 PM

      It's Brisket, she's being punished and has to fight the libs for her mommy.

    6. Anonymous1:53 AM

      The bann of con artist and ways must silence the opposition for the rumpster. Whew! lots of work lots of crimes. And now they must continue or until he extorts billions of dollars from the little guy American to pay his bills before collection begins. What kind of pathetic paranoid family and pos of shit does that? The art of a serial LIAR.

  3. Anonymous4:52 PM

    I can't wait until they find out what Trump's tax plan is going to do to them. Good explanation in WaPo. His voters' towns are going to need to keep bringing in the heroin and meth to ease the pain.

    1. Anonymous2:00 AM

      Addiction is illness. Yes. This group are sick. And I would believe by the actions and behavior that yes this is meth and herion behavior and it is time to put a stop to it. This is our Presidential election, not a sick global drugged out bunch of pathetic losers elected to traffic drugs, prostitution and organized crime.

    2. "they find out what Trump's tax plan is going to do to them"
      Except that they never will find out. They won't let themselves find out. Everything bad that happens to them is going to because of Obama and the Clinton Foundation. And George Soros and Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare.

      They will urge trump to continue doing whatever he is doing because sooner or later it will stop all the bad things caused by President Obama's reign of terror.

      "You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons." --Blazing Saddles, 1974.

  4. Sallyntx5:20 PM

    Palin is all over Breitbart, too, still nursing a grudge. "The church stood up for Trump but not her", blah, blah. Victim again.

    1. Anonymous6:26 PM

      ...She added a personal note, something she said she’s never talked about in public before: “I was very grateful to see that the church stepped up, because eight years ago, I felt that they didn’t. Besides the attacks on my family and supporters, the most hurtful thing about the election, the vilification, the marginalization, the ridicule that hit us – my family and me, eight years ago – was that I didn’t feel that the church did circle the wagons and step up boldly and say, ‘What? No, that’s not what she’s saying,’ or ‘That’s not what she represents.’ Because some of them knew me.”

      “A lot of these famous pastors, and people all over the country, right after the election were sending me their secret confidential little love notes about, ‘Oh, you know, my heart was with ya, and you know if there’s ever anything I can do for you, just let me know, because I believe in you, and I believed in you during the election, I’m so sorry what you went through.’ And would sit there reading this stuff, saying, ‘Well, where were you? Why didn’t you step up? You’re going to have to step up next time, or that next person is going to go down too,” she remembered sadly.

    2. Anonymous7:03 PM

      The reason the church wasn't behind her then was they were waiting for the prince of darkness elect. Hee hee. She was the sacrificial lamb. Ah, well. Yawn. In 4 years we see how wrong they were and right we were. Four years. Maybe I will go get some training or something. Years go by fast when you are busy.

    3. Anonymous7:22 PM

      For goodness sakes, the media let her get away with so much during that election.

      What attacks on her family? She was the one attacking Obama with her palin' around with terrorists and kill him rants.

    4. Anonymous7:39 PM

      Sarah has always had those Joan of Arc fantasies. Or was it the Queen Ester fantasy? Well maybe all of 'em any of 'em!

      Tide Goes In, Tide Goes Out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that!

    5. Anonymous8:32 PM

      If she was so righteous in their eyes, why would they keep it on the down low? Sorta the same reason the KKK wears those sheets for secrecy. Too embarrassed to show their faces or be on record.

    6. Anonymous2:04 AM

      What church? Church of nonScience? The church of illunaies? Oh yes they stepped up. And stepped in. chit.

  5. Anonymous5:21 PM

    G and fellow IM'ers.....please forgive me while I vent. I have been in serious shock, denial, and now anger since the orange turd was elected.

    I am really angry with the 49% of elegible voters that sat this one out. I am angry with the Bernie followers that voted Trump, I am angry with minorities that did not support Hillary because she just didn't energize them like BO did.

    I am really going to have to disassociate myself from politics and news in general. This recovering alcoholic is on the verge of drinking because too many people had the attitude of "what do I get for my vote?" Instead of Hey! I'll do my part to save the country from the second coming of Hitler.

    Sorry people. I want to scream and cry, and then drink.


    1. Anonymous5:48 PM

      I hear you HeidiWY! Please don't take the step toward the alcohol. It will only make it worse. I indulge my lifelong hobby (astrophotography) to ease my mind. Hobbies can be very soothing during times like this.


    2. Anonymous5:59 PM

      Please don't go ve up. I voted for Hillary. You also did your part. You are not alone.

    3. Anonymous6:04 PM

      I say this from the heart as a person who depends too heavily on alcohol to self-medicate, maybe you should go to an AA meeting and talk about your thoughts? If you have struggled for sobriety then please don't let something like this take that away from you.

    4. Anonymous6:59 PM

      Hey Heidi, I'm in recovery as well, and remember that NOTHING is better by taking a drink! It's not worth it.

      I've had the exact same emotions as you, and many others have too, including our wonderful Gryphen.

      I keep looking at the calendar in shock; I still can't believe it's been just a little over 2 weeks, and I am still stunned.

      But remember, a drink won't solve anything, and you have many in your corner. Not sure if you are in the rooms, but if you are, I agree with the poster above, doubling up on meetings should help.

      Yours in the fellowship,

      R in NC

    5. Anonymous7:10 PM

      I felt like you on Nov. 8. I thought maybe I'd drink on the light to ease the pain. But coming from an alcholic family, I decided to stay sober. Turn off your' tv, and get the hell off facebook, and check in here every now in then, but stay focused on your job or whatever you like to do. If you're overweight, pledge to lose all the weight in 4 years when we elect a new president. It's almost a given that Donald will fuck up our country so by then all those that voted him in will be mad again, and vote blue. You I mean that's if you are overweight. Just saying, do something constructive. If Donald does anything to our country that changes our agenda as a nation then we will have plenty of work to do to revamp ourselves in four years. Americans are known to fight when the fight gets good. Hang in there.

    6. Anonymous7:31 PM

      Dear Heidi, I sure hope you take care of yourself, remember drinking is only going to hurt you and will not solve anything.

      Stay strong, don't let the deporables win, we will survive this and come out stronger than ever.

    7. Anonymous8:28 PM

      Here, America. Have some context. This is what you look like.

      The Two Americas of 2016

      For many Americans, it feels as if the 2016 election split the country in two.

      To visualize this, we took the election results and created two new imaginary nations by slicing the country along the sharp divide between Republican and Democratic Americas.

    8. Anonymous8:36 PM

      Gryphen is a recovering alcoholic?

    9. Yeah, no.

      I come from a family of alcoholics but I myself drink only occasionally, and never to excess.

      Essentially I'm the family disappointment.

    10. Anonymous9:00 PM

      8:51, Gryph: same here. Family disappointment. Can drink if need be, but never to excess.

    11. Anonymous8:48 AM

      I will enjoy a glass of wine or 2. No need to punish my body, or budget with a dui. I'm the designated driver. :)

    12. Anonymous9:26 AM

      I took an informal count among my family and acquaintances. The majority who drink a lot and frequently fall into the repub voting class. Suppose I'd have to drink myself into oblivion too before I could remotely agree or vote with the evil words and deeds of those in power in the current (R) party.

  6. Anonymous5:31 PM

    I believe Trump would have come along without the existence of Palin, but she certainly didn't help the situation. I just wish their was a brave Alaskan who could have used a second amendment solution on Palin and her family. If nothing else save the taxpayers from supporting her numerous retarded children.

  7. Anonymous5:33 PM

    WI >

  8. HeidiWY, I am with you! Hang in and don't have that first drink please. Scream and cry, that is far safer. I have forced myself to believe that there will a November/December surprise that will change the results of this election, even though that will also cause more anger among the hateful people who feel free to cause mayhem these days because, Trump :(

  9. Anonymous5:43 PM

    Thanks for posting this, Gryph. I had forgotten about the Breitbart - Palin link.

    Meanwhile, here's a comment I posted elsewhere:

    Our nation is entering a very long and very dark tunnel with no light at the end.

    I am 72 years old with 10-12 years to live. While I am incredibly sad and angry to see the world my grandsons will live in, I am strangely happy that the sonsabitches who voted for Trump will suffer along with them . . . no Medicare, higher taxes, no jobs, rule by the corporations . . .

    "In This Universe The Night was Falling, The Shadows were lengthening
    towards an east that would not know another dawn.
    But elsewhere the Stars were still young and the light of morning lingered: and
    along the path he once had followed, Man would one day go again."
    -- Arthur C. Clarke, The City & The Stars

    1. Anonymous6:31 PM

      As usual, an insightful comment and quote. Clarke was a jewel. O/T - I saw him speak in the early seventies in San Jose Ca. The event is ingrained in my memory. Such a gracious and imaginative fellow. He expressed great admiration for Asimov, as do I.


    2. Such an elegant quote, compared to mine above. Well done.

  10. Anonymous5:56 PM

    The more concerning aspect of this election is not the "base" and their homegrown angerfest, it's those who are the leaders of this new GOP revolution. It is other's like Trump: the Kochs, the Mercers, the wealthiest businessmen and women in this country, the group that craves less regulation and government oversight so that they can operate without fear of retribution.

    They just use the base and their racist angst and anger to achieve their ends and then cast them aside, keeping none of the campaign promises that led them to vote for their candidate in the first place.

    There won't be a wall, there will be no mass deportation, gay marriage and abortion will still remain legal and guess what, it's the base whose taxes will be increased. Meanwhile America's titans of industry will make certain that every unfavorable business and environmental regulation is undone so that they can rape the country unfettered.

    The GOP has the slickest operation in political history; keep your base stupid by gutting education, keep them angry with incendiary news content, rile them up with promises that you'll never keep and then do whatever you want, and they are so dumb they will keep voting for you over, and over and over again.

    1. Anonymous7:13 PM

      True. Trump is their puppet. He says no but without them he wouldn't be in the White House.
      The Democrats know all this, so I wonder why they don't fight as dirty. Are Democrats so nice they just have to go high when the Republicans go low? They need to fight for our country and stop playing nice. Revamp DNC.

    2. You forget blame the Democrats for everything. Repeat a lie long enough and the stupid will embrace it.

    3. Anonymous9:16 AM

      Yes, repeat a lie enough times is straight out of hitler's playbook. Not the only bit of propaganda they borrowed. Adolph's slogan was "make Germany great again". Sound familiar????

  11. Anonymous6:00 PM

    Why the left is scared of Palin:

    -She is selfless and fights for the little, independent (responsible) guy (which they should love).
    -She spent the final 2 months of 2008 protecting Bristol was sick fucks who were lying about her and her baby, and ensuring security was on call around her due date and after, since he was born after. (Levi lied about it in writing which is weird)

    -She actually raised her good kids. She cooks (and her famous meals are loved amongst her nieces/nephews/kids, siblings/kids friends) though she mocks herself because she's never professed to be a person who wastes oodles of time in the kitchen. She attends games 99% of the time, her son went far in hockey and wanted by several coaches ( was taken out of running by injury), was a good student and good person who has high standards for himself and his sisters. Also is an avid outdoorsmen who takes after his father in aviation and hunting. Daughters good students, no real trouble and never professed to be perfect either (unlike Levi who thinks he's the best in the world (constant comparisons to everyone which is insecure of him) when there's nothing special about him). All have worked steadily at REAL jobs, independent from parentals since 16. Have been handed nothing in life they didn't work for. They loved being given chores for spending money.
    -She raised 2 kids who are excellent parents themselves, humble and giving, whose kids adore them and have always been happy and stable. (and in spite of slanderers like disgusting playboy bunnies with no work ethic)
    -Despite working full time, she never neglected her personal life or necessary vacation time, a fun family road trip, or mixing a work trip with personal on her dime. (email where Bristol was looking for cheap Philly tickets in Juune 2008)

    -Strong marriage that's survived the biggest idiots who think they have a right to comment (this irks me the most for a few reasons, especially since she's never claimed to have a flawless life)
    -She has good parents and a great extended family and inlaws who support and believe in her. How rare is that in a world where jokes about bad inlaw relations are prevalent?
    -They're all humble and non-judgmental. If you're a nice person, Palins will like you. This is truth. If you send them hate mail or messages and threaten them with bullshit, or let sociopathic liberals lie about them, they will defend themselves and protect the innocent.

    My friend's brother worked at the airport and loved seeing Sarah go about her professional business as Governor. Just a courteous person. Her husband picking her up was always sweet he said and her kids are friendly.

    Anyway, that's just some that quickly came to mind. It's definitely the humble nature democrats aren't used to. She came from nothing, was taught through nature, sports, and hunting, and is still the nice normal Sarah people who know her well have always known.

    1. Anonymous6:08 PM

      TLDR, and besides, we know it's all lies, but hey, you of all people could use some typing exercise so you go girl ;-)

    2. Anonymous6:12 PM

      Sarah Palin is a hateful imbecile. Good luck selling your snake oil.

    3. Anonymous6:15 PM

      My God, Gryph, could you shut this loon up once and for all?

    4. Anonymous6:29 PM

      why do you have to sum all Democrats up as "not used to the humble nature"? Do you see how limiting that is for you? There are perfectly lovely Democrats, and equally lovely Republicans that defy yours and the media's stereotyping.
      If you have a point to make, you don't need to take others down to make it.

    5. Anonymous6:42 PM

      I am no Levi Johnston fan but you are really full of shit.

    6. Anonymous7:26 PM

      Why the left is scared of Palin:
      HA HA HA, we are not scared of palin, we don't want to see our country run by the mentally ill sarah.

    7. Anonymous7:33 PM

      6:00pm What alternate universe do you come from and why do you continue to post lies about sarah palin?

    8. Anonymous7:42 PM

      Pro tip:

      Every time you stop for another hit off the pipe, hit enter so there's another paragraph!

    9. Anonymous8:14 PM


    10. Anonymous8:21 PM,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800.jpg

      Explain that, 6:00 PM. You are the only liar/troll who constantly posts pro-Palin comments here and at Malia Litman's blog. Why do you use so many silly, childish names? Why don't you use your name, Alicia Mangelsdork.

    11. Anonymous9:49 PM

      or nickname her Dork? hahaha

    12. LOL.

      Poster is example of the clueless Deplorable that voted for Drumpf. Brainwashed by fake news.

      Track the woman beater an excellent parent? BWA HA hahahahaha!

    13. At least try to make your post believable, FOOL!

    14. Anonymous2:10 AM

      Now isn't that special. If little sara was for the little guy than she would be here for that reason. Nope sarah is for the bully, the liar, the thief. Everyone knows that. Does herion and meth make you a complete idiot? or just partial?

    15. Anonymous8:42 AM

      Sarah came from nothing,is still a nothing,and hasn't learned a damn thing from it.

  12. Anonymous6:02 PM

    Have you all heard about the "Postcard Avalanche to Denounce Bannon"? There is a Facebook page describing what is happening, but basically, we all write postcards to Donald Trump at 5th Ave NYC with a simple message NOT BANNON. You can but don't have to sign it. The address to send it is Donald Trump c/o the Trump Organization 725 Fifth Ave. NYC NY 10022. If the postcard is from the state you live in, all the better.
    We Have to send the Postcards between Nov. 26 and Nov. 28. THAT's TOMORROW and MONDAY, so get set to swamp Trump in our anti-Bannon fervor!!!

    1. Anonymous2:12 AM

      How about a step down, resign, impeachment postcard.

  13. Anonymous6:12 PM

    Donald Trump’s margin of victory in Wisconsin appears to be shrinking even before the state’s recount gets underway, according to a new report that cites a number of precincts padding the vote count in Trump’s favor.

    According to the Palmer Report, some precincts realized the numbers were *padded to benefit Trump* and had to revise their numbers. As a result, 5,000 votes were essentially wiped out of Trump’s column in an instant. What’s particularly puzzling, the report noted, is that Clinton’s numbers remained virtually unchanged, despite Trump losing thousands of votes from his total.

    If this pattern remains consistent across the state, it’s feasible – though unclear how likely – that Clinton could end up on top in Wisconsin.

    More from the report:

    Even ahead of the forthcoming recount in Wisconsin, Donald Trump’s lead has already shrunk to just 22,525 votes. That means 18% of his “lead” has already vanished, based on precincts catching some of their own incorrect numbers, and internet gawkers catching others. But the second thing that jumps out is that the revisions have served to erase thousands of votes from Trump, while affirming that Clinton’s vote total was essentially correct to begin with.

    1. Anonymous7:39 PM

    2. Anonymous9:15 PM

      Thanks. I wasn't aware of this. Will read up now.

    3. I guess the Republicans were right about election fraud after all. Not on the part of the voters but on the part of the elections boards.

      You know what Stalin said. It's not he who votes but he who counts the votes.

      I guess Jill Stein had the right idea after all.

      If she can flip two states there might be enough faithless electors to make the difference. Each day we read more and more egregious misuse of the office by Drumpf. His own actions and his own words make it more and more clear he is unfit to be president. If the electors would vote their districts rather than their states, some might be persuaded to switch to Hillary. If not, then vote for Pence and split the vote. As long as Trump has less than 270.

    4. Anonymous2:16 AM

      Yes. And same in many states. Do you remember Trump saying in July, Hey we gotta have that information in soon. He was talking to his supporters. He spoke code throughout his campaign to the hackers and RIGGERS.

  14. Anonymous6:29 PM

    The photo on the poster reminds me of the "three invisible dicks" photo of Palin ;-)

  15. Anonymous6:30 PM

    Exclusive — Sarah Palin Defends Breitbart Against ‘the Wrath of the Whiners’

    “Look at Steve Bannon, what he’s going through. The irony of Steve Bannon going through this hell with the politics of personal destruction that the Clinton machine supporters are throwing his way is, he recognized that in ‘08 what I was going through, and he made a movie about it,” Palin said referring to Bannon’s documentary The Undefeated, which chronicles Palin’s political career from a corruption busting Alaska mayor and governor to her vice presidential campaign as John McCain’s running mate to her leadership in the Tea Party movement.

    “People need to watch that, The Undefeated, because it wasn’t about – I mean, I’m the principal in the movie – but in that documentary it’s not about me. It’s about anybody who would face this injustice of the media, and the politics of personal destruction, and how you can use that actually as fuel,” Palin said.

    “When they throw that stuff at you – the lies and the exaggerations and ruining your reputation and your record – you know, it’s kind of hard to find out where do you go to get back your reputation, after they do what they do to people they don’t like. You have to personally use it as fuel to empower you, and to strengthen you, and to really allow it to be confirmation that you’re right, because look at what it is that they represent,” Palin explained. “They represent that intolerance. They represent very, very narrow-minded thinking. They don’t want to enlarge any kind of tent. It’s either their way or the highway.”

    1. Anonymous7:36 PM

      the lies and the exaggerations and ruining your reputation and your record

      boo hoo hoo, cries the quitter that got the get out of jail free card.

      personally I think it is way past time that the TRUTH about sarah is reveled: why she quit and where they got trig from.

    2. Anonymous8:43 PM

      She ought to bone up on the right- wing 'politics of destruction' aimed at HRC for over 20 years.
      Bitch, please.

    3. Anonymous2:20 AM

      Coming from very little this woman should be Thankful for the opportunity that was handed to her and that she flushed down the outhouse. She appears to be very confused and scattered. That botox and restylane are dangerous products if you have other issues too. Swelling of the brain from the reaction to the bacteria does not help matters.

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  18. Anonymous7:21 PM

    I saw a program on CNN about feminism and women's liberation that had clips of Hugh Hefner. I'm interested in Gryphen's thoughts since he claims to be a feminist yet is a big fan of porn and its objectification of women. That doesn't jibe.

    1. Anonymous7:53 PM

      You know, I've been reading Jesse's blog since 2008 and never have I gotten the impression that he is a 'big fan of porn'. If he is, he has never, ever left that impression. I've always been left with the impression that he thinks people should choose for themselves how they express their sexuality and desires and be responsible for their choices.

      The only 'female' that Jesse mocks, and relentlessly so, is Sarah Palin and her mini=me's, and that's why we all come here to this blog, to mock the shit out of the Tuntra Twat and her clueless clan.

      She not only deserves to be mocked, ridiculed and objectified, she deserves to be publicly humiliated and shunned by civilized society for her despicable behavior and vile words.

    2. Anonymous8:13 PM

      @7:21, does this jibe?

    3. Anonymous8:45 PM

      Mama P must have given the girls a night off and is now trolling here all by her stupid self.

    4. Anonymous9:15 PM

      Gloria Steinem is a feminist. Gryphen, not so much.

    5. I've never read of Hugh Hefner being disrespectful to women, grabbing crotches, etc. Just because you are sexually promiscuous doesn't mean you abuse or denigrate women. I have never heard any woman accuse Hefner of rape. But I could be wrong. I may have missed him drugging and or raping underage girls too. I've never read of him calling women cunts, whores, dogs, bitches or insulting their faces or bodies. I haven't heard of him stiffing contractors or failing to pay vendors for the many parties he's thrown.

      Interestingly, Hefner is quite the archivist. He serves as his own librarian, archiving letters, flyers, photos and other materials related to his business.

  19. Anonymous7:51 PM

    I never understood the title, "The Undefeateed." Sarah lost in 2008. That's a defeat. What did she win? For a while, she thought that she hit the jackpot, cashing in at Fox and with her books. That didn't last long. Sarah remains her own worst enemy. When she opens her mouth, she sink herself. Defeated.

  20. Anonymous8:11 PM


  21. Anonymous8:27 PM

    Hillary's forever out. And Trump needs to fully distance himself from his business.

    As Eisen explains, “the founders did not want any foreign payments to the president. Period.” This principle is enshrined in Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution, which bars office holders from accepting “any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.” The provision was created to prevent the President from being corrupted by foreign influences.

    1. Trump won't.

      He is a control freak and even though he says he's given the business over to his children he will be checking over their shoulders and telling them what to do. They'll still have to report everything to him and get their marching orders.

      He can't let go. He is incapable of it.

      That will be his undoing. Along with his self-centered spoiled brat I can do anything I want because I'm the president bullshit.

  22. Anonymous8:41 PM

    Here is an opinion piece from HuffPo that some of you may find interesting. I hope it makes every Democratic politician and voter, rethink their current and future strategy:

    1. Until they admit and accept, they'll continue to lose and have to suck it up.

      We need to stop being so politically correct and act more like Republicans, but for the forces of truth, justice and the American Way!

      Basically use the Republican playbook for good.

      Like stop mincing words and call a liar a LIAR and a nazi a NAZI.

  23. Anonymous9:22 PM

    I find the Palin thing laughable. She's eating it up, but there's no way in hell that Bannon, who's a hateful creep but is smart, ever really thought, and no way does he think it now, that she was intelligent enough for the highest office in the land. For him it was never about that. She was someone who was a symbol, not someone who would ever be a real president--and that was fine because he and others would make sure to prop their puppet.

    1. I'm sure he thought of her as a malleable puppet who could be controlled. They probably thought the same thing about Trump.

      It will be interesting if Bannon pushes for Palin to be Secretary of the Interior. He could sell her as being easy for Donald Jr. to control, basically be a front man for Donald to run the department. That's what they really want. If Jr. can't be on the cabinet he needs to be the power behind and have someone easy to control. Bannon may sell Palin as being perfect for that.

    2. Anonymous7:22 AM

      Trump and Palin would never get along - both have huge egos and are not team players! They'd fight to the end - but, have to admit it would be fun to watch. Truthfully think he'd do her in....eventually!

    3. Anonymous9:07 AM

      7:22 Palin's 'huge ego' would be purchased quite handsomely and that's all she would care about. She couldn't do the work as a mayor or guv so imagine her trying to sort out any duties she would face in a higher office.

      Enter yam Jr to handle the evil plans they dream for privatizing our National parks and treasures while she shops and primps and does the occasional bit of pageant walking for the public. Certainly she's find enough time for her to flip America the bird daily for noticing she wasn't qualified to run as a veep candidate or that she is venal to the core. A yam appointment would be all her dreams come true.

  24. Anonymous9:32 PM

    Most of us have been worried about Russia involvement ... Here's details.

    1. We have no means of nullifying an election if another country manipulates our election. And Russia even admitted it. We have no means of nullifying an election if a government agency, such as the FBI, did something to manipulate the election. Which everyone knows they did. There are instances of fraud in the ballot counting process (also voter disenfranchisement) and nothing is done.

      In every case, the results stand even though they are TAINTED by fraud, cheating and foreign influence.

      This isn't a matter of some voters being "sore losers.". This territory is seriously "not my president" because people can list reasons that Drumpf is not the legitimate "winner."

  25. Anonymous10:03 PM

    This has been entertaining. It is time for the FEC to put a stop to this group of hackers. And this trump fiasco. It is criminal what happen to this election and each and every one of them must be charged of espionage and treason.

  26. Anonymous10:04 PM

    All those faces? guilty.

  27. Anonymous10:10 PM

    I find it offensive that people like Michael steele would say that this election behavior is the new norm? Really? Nobody with some decency would suggest such nonsense. This is nothing more than criminal behavior. And for republians to stand with it? says a lot.

    1. Do you see the Democrats challenging anything?


      Then it is the new normal.

      It is the new norm to have such a totally corrupt and unfit candidate. It is the new norm to lie, cheat, steal. It is the new norm for foreign powers to manipulate our voters. It is the new norm for fake news to dominate reliable sources.

      A twice divorced adulterer, sexual abuser and proven liar, cheat and thief who should have been totally unelectable is now the president-elect.

      It is all the new normal.

      Now we have to decide what to do about it.

    2. Anonymous7:20 AM

      I always find it interesting that Michael Steel, who headed his National Republican party at one time, is often on various TV shows (cable) speaking against them. (Usually on panel-type discussions.)

      Just weird! Why haven't his party members come or gone after him? He doesn't appear loyal to me at all when it comes to his party!

  28. Anonymous10:21 PM

    There are a few sleazy bag azzhole women in history and there are a couple that really are evil distasteful skanks due to hateful ignorance. But nothing explains this desire to be queen of lame, stupid deplorable crimes.

  29. Anonymous10:21 PM

    lock um up.

  30. Fidel Castro is dead.

  31. Anonymous1:33 AM

    Focus. This is not about anybody or anything but "riggers" that want to rig the election and cause harm to America. This is not about Clinton. This is about "The Republican" party and their hateful practice of unethical behavior and criminal intent.

  32. Anonymous5:07 PM

    Someone's working waaaay above his payscale. Not a brain between the three of them.


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