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Barracuda Blindsided By Ballot Box Backlash

" We lost by just this much"

The Month of August has not been kind to Sarah Palin. The former half-term ex-quitting governor of Alaska has gone 0 for 5 this month with regard to candidates that she has endorsed for election. This week both of the candidates Palin backed in Tuesday’s primaries lost their bids. In Washington State, Palin had backed Tea Party activist Clint Didier in his bid for the Senate over businessman Dino Rossi, the favorite of national Republicans. Didier lost. In Wyoming, Palin endorsed Rita Meyer, whom she christened as one of her “Mama grizzlies” for governor. Meyer also lost.

Of Didier, Palin said the Tea Party favorite “inspired” her and that he is a “patriot running for U.S. Senate to serve his state & our country for all the right reasons”. As for Meyer, she said, “voters know that Rita has a unique blend of steel magnolia and mama grizzly”. In each case however, the voters made it clear that they disagree with Sarah Barracuda.

In addition to Tuesday’s losses, there was the even bigger disappointment last Tuesday, when Palin’s hand-picked gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, Karen Handel, lost to fellow Republican Nathan Deal. Palin had exerted all of her efforts in that race even appearing with Handel at a campaign rally just hours before the vote. All to no avail however, as Handel was handily defeated. Also in August, Palin-backed candidates Rep. Todd Tiahrt, who was vying for Senate in Kansas – and Tennessee congressional candidate CeCe Heil lost their elections.

The bloom is now officially off of Sarah Palin’s rose. The majority of voters in all five of those conservative states rejected candidates that share a political ideology with Palin. Those rejections follow on the heels of the recently released poll which was conducted from July 25th through July 28th. It revealed that Palin is ranked a lowly fourth by Iowa Republicans regarding who they would like as the Republican presidential candidate in 2012. She was favored by only 11% of those polled. Hence, Palin and her political philosophy have been rejected in six conservative states just this month.

Will the trend continue? Let’s hope so. Palin’s next tests come Tuesday when Alaska, Arizona and Florida hold their primary votes. In Alaska, Palin has backed Joe Miller in his long shot bid to defeat Republican Senate incumbent Lisa Murkowski. In Arizona, Palin went with Sen. John McCain in his Senate primary bid against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth. And in Florida, Palin has picked Republican candidate Marco Rubio in that state’s Senate race.

Please remember to click on both song links below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody. Enjoy!

Sunny song link:


(sung to the Bobby Hebb song “Sunny”)

Sarah, you sunk the knife into ol’ John McCain
Sarah, since then you’ve been riding the crazy train
Now your sane days are gone, and your Fox days are here
You’re number one at spreading fear
Sarah, why do you have no clue?

Sarah, selling that Tea Party Kool-Aid
Funny, how they bought your “death panel” charade
Signed for a fee, books at the mall
“Such a steal” you told them all
Money just for you, girl that’s true

Sarah, we’ve seen your untruths on the TV
Sarah, misconstruing facts from A to Z
Crib-note hand universally panned
You’re as misinformed as Michele Bachmann
Sarah, why do you have no clue?

Sarah, soon we’ll wipe that smile right off your face
Sarah, thank you, thank you for lacking all style and grace
You’re a dark bad natured liar
Preaching to a brain-dead choir
Funny but its true, yes, you are screwed

Sarah, you’re an unloved wife that’s filled with rage
Sarah, the G.O.P. should really, really keep you caged
Cuz you might shoot your gun as your brain slips a gear
And blast someone that you hold dear
Sarah, yes it’s true, you’re unglued
You’re unglued
You’re unglued
You’re unglued

Palin v. G.O.P.:There Will Be No Winner

The “Queen of Quit” has done it again. It is now official, Sarah Palin has quit the Republican Party and joined the Tea-Baggers. For the second time in a month Palin has ignored the Republican Party and endorsed a competing Tea Party candidate. First she endorsed racist Tea-Bagger Rand Paul over the Mitch McConnell endorsed Republican Trey Grayson in the Kentucky Senate primary. Now she has endorsed Tea Party activist Clint Didier over the National Republican Senatorial Committee endorsed Dino Rossi in the Washington Senatorial race.

Palin’s endorsement of Didier came via Twitter, her favorite sophomoric form of communication. On Thursday, Palin “tweeted” that she is “inspired” by Didier and said he is a “patriot running for U.S. Senate to serve his state & our country for all the right reasons!”

This is good news for Democrats. Republicans and Tea-Baggers share many of the same right-wing conservative philosophies. Consequently the newly emergent Tea Party draws virtually all of its members from the Republican Party. The G.O.P. gets smaller and then must publicly battle with Tea-Baggers before even earning the chance to run against the Democratic Party candidate in a general election. The Tea-Bagger or Republican that wins the primary then comes to the general election already dripping with mud. Advantage – Democrat.

This scenario is presently playing out in the Washington state Senatorial race. Didier (Tea Party) has already attacked Rossi (Republican), painting him as  firmly entrenched in the Republican establishment. “If people want more of the same, the McCain or Bush type of governing, then they can support Dino,” Didier said in a statement earlier this month.

All of this my friends, is another glaring example of the “Palin Rule”. Whatever Palin touches, turns to crap!

In honor of the troops, please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

Wonderful World (Don’t Know Much) link:


(sung to the Sam Cooke song “Wonderful World”)

Don’t know much about geography
Don’t know much ecology
Don’t know much about that climate change
Don’t know why voters think I am strange

But I do know I love my shoes
And I really love my beehive ‘do
What a right wing world this should be

Don’t have much of an education
I know a lot about procreation
Opposition should have no voice
Pregnant women should have no choice

Yes, I do practice “politics of hate”
And I love to equivocate
What a right wing world this should be

Now I don’t claim that I can see Russia
From my living room bay
And I do not star on “Thirty Rock”, baby
That’s the talented Tina Fey

Don’t know much about interviews
Don’t know many Supreme Court views
Can’t name any books that I’ve read
Sure glad Bristol and Levi aren’t wed

But I do know my time is due
And I’ll be there in 2-0-1-2
What a right wing world this will be

And I do know you’ll love Sarah P.
We’ll be a nation of Scientology
What a right wing world this will be