Anyone but Obama…

… may now include Sarah Palin… you know this is causing some gnashing of teeth:

Sarah_palin Look out President Barack Obama. Even Sarah Palin’s gaining on you.

A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that Obama looks increasingly vulnerable in next year’s election, with a majority of voters believing he’ll lose to any Republican, a solid plurality saying they’ll definitely vote against him and most potential Republican challengers gaining on him.

Even in potential matchups where he leads, Obama in most cases has lost ground to the Republican.

The biggest gain came for Palin, the former Alaska governor who hasn’t yet announced whether she’ll jump into the fast-changing race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

After trailing Obama by more than 20 percentage points in polls all year, the new national survey, taken Sept. 13-14, found Palin trailing the president by just 5 points, 49-44 percent. The key reason: She now leads Obama among independents, a sharp turnaround.

You can almost hear the veins popping in necks across the country this morning as the Palin haters stroke out over this news.

The spewing begins in 3, 2, 1…

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  • Anonymous

    Good luck to her, she’s living the dream.

  • Anonymous

    After all the covering up the MSM has done for Obama, and after the almost non-stop attempted destruction and discrediting the MSM has done to Palin, this poll has got to hurt.

    The One, Mr Brilliance himself, is only 5 points ahead of the rube Palin?

    Ho ho.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I’ll bet that even Strangecraft Racepants would poll well against Obama.

    Racepants/Chico 2012!!

    • Anonymous

      Ummmmm..No, I couldn’t vote for spngblob.

  • https://plus.google.com/114041580398058374552/posts McGehee

    I’d bet that when the public becomes more aware of McGinniss’ “book” Palin will surge even stronger.

  • http://www.BR-549.com Junior Samples

    We must elect Sarah Palin president in the most crushing tidal wave of enthusiastic good judgment ever seen in the history of this nation. With that one bold move we will accomplish the dual goals of seeing America led by the greatest natural born leader in our generation, even as we witness the final implosion and last agonized shrieks of our endlessly lying extreme left loonies. Their entire movement, from the fabricated attacks on Bush beginning with ‘Blood For Oil’ to the crammed-down-our-gullets lies of Obamacare and the Shovel Ready Stimulus, have been nothing but one vile deceit heaped upon another. Such an absolute inability to deal in the truth or to face the facts of our situation and its solutions only proves that there is simply no place at the grown-ups’ table for these diseased sputa. Good riddance to rubes and bad rubbish. Time to usher in the American Renaissance, carried in on the invigoratingly freshening breeze of President Sarah Palin.

    • Anonymous

      You said it. Sarah will change Washington, change politics as we have all come to despise it, and will be the people’s lobbyist in a town crammed with special pleaders for damn near everything else.

      • https://plus.google.com/114041580398058374552/posts McGehee

        Let’s not read any more into her than there is. I have little doubt she’d like to achieve those things, but D.C. is more than mere corruption; it’s contagion.

        • Anonymous

          I am not reading any more into her than what she has already accomplished as Alaska’s governor. Show me any other politician of either party who has a successful track record of fighting corruption in her own party, and winning. Or just show me someone who at least fought the good fight, and lost.

          Anyone besides Sarah?

  • Anonymous

    Even the generic “orange juice can” is gaining on Obamalala.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

      Of course – it has some content.

  • Anonymous

    Heck if they included the “why vote for the LESSER evil?” ticket of Chthulu/Dagon in the poll they would be within spitting distance of Obama.

  • Anonymous

    Palin’s message resonates with millions.  She has millions of followers, many of which are waiting for her to get in the race.  Many of us will support her financially and with our time.   Unlike Obama who has seemed to shrink over the last three years, Palin has been attacked by both the Left and the Right and seems to only have gotten stronger.  She has honed her message and is incredibly disciplined.  She is proving that she is smarter than the permanent political class has given her credit for. 

    While I am of the record saying that I will vote for a tomato can before I vote for Obama, I have little enthusiasm for anyone other than maybe Herman Cain that is in the race now.  Palin is no messiah, like Obama was built up to be, but she is the one that has my support.

    • Bob Armstrong

      Yeah, her strategy worked. She decided she could fool the left into believing she’s just a low-IQ Quitter, obsessed with her hair, $100K wardrobe and boob enhancement surgery who hasn’t a chance of getting elected and will only help us progressives split the Republican party so we can choose who the GOP slate is  by using Palin as a wedge between social conservatives and GOP centrists.

      Yep, one smart cookie… as long as she stays hidden from the press and doesn’t have to field extemporaneous questions like “How are you today, Governor?” or “What did you have for breakfast, Sarah?”

      • Anonymous

        A good teleprompter has proven to solve a lot of the problems with extemporaneous questions.

        • Bob Armstrong

          There’s something even better than a teleprompter — crayon on hand – see graphic

          And the funniest part is that if any GOP candidate uses a teleprompter anywhere he or she will become the biggest laughing stock in the nation. We lefties will skewer them.

          Good luck with that legacy.

    • Anonymous

      I wish she had told McCain no.  I don’t think she is electable now since I fear too many of the independants who decide elections could not be convinced that she is not the caricature that the MSM and idiots like spongebobracepants (MOTTHSBUH) have painted in their minds

  • Bob Armstrong

    ..:”you know this is causing some gnashing of teeth:”

    Not among liberals. We’ve pretty much written Palin off as unelectable.

    If she’s really a viable candidate who had a chance to win she’s fooled the opposition into believing she’s a low-IQ airhead Barbie Quitter — who’s obsessed with her clothes and her boob enhancement surgery — all the while collecting a fat check from Roger Ailes in return for her loyal service as a Fox News Airhead.

    • Anonymous

      The only One who seems to be hiding from the Press is your man Obama.

      • Anonymous

        Not the press, Obama likes the press, he just does not like press conferences.  The peasants ask him questions he does not want to answer at press conferences.

        I remember the MSM losing their $#!^ because W went so long between press conferences, funny how their is hardly a peep about Barack “no questions” Obama doing the same thing.

        • Anonymous

          that’s because press conferences are unscripted and his handlers won’t let him do very many unscripted events.  His mouth gets him in trouble.

          • jim_m

            Exactly.  obama loves the press when he has a one on one where he can control the questions, or when he can just get up and read his teleprompter and the media can faun over him.  What he doesn’t like is a press conference where Jake Tapper might ask him a question and then follow up when he evades giving any answer.

            Basically obama hates any kind of accountability.  The press for the most part gives him that but in press conferences it isn’t always the case. 

          • herddog505

            Yeah, Barry loves it when one of his pals (Wolf Blitzer and Brian Williams leap to mind) interview him:

            “How will you overcome Republican opposition to your modest, thoughtful, ingenius plans to revive the economy after years of George Bush?  What motivates you to be so awesome every day?  How do you keep stupid, evil Republicans from getting you down?  Why do you care so much about bipartisanship and being a moderate when your wicked Republican opponents hate you because of your race?  What do you say to democrats who call on you to be less compromising and bipartisan with hateful Republicans like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell?”

    • Anonymous

      “We’ve pretty much written Palin off as unelectable.”

      No doubt. Problem is that  your messiah is only 5 points up on Mrs Unelectable.

      • jim_m

        That was the point, that obama is so reviled by the electorate that someone as polarizing as Palin is looking like a favorable alternative.

        Unfortunately, Bob can’t get his head out of his ass long enough to understand that.

        • Anonymous

          Actually Palin is only polarizing to the Left, the established political class and the uninformed.  She resonates with the others.  If you and Brian would look at the poll it is because of the Independents that she is closing fast.

          • Anonymous

            Mea Culpa – I should have said “I don’t think she is electable against anyone better than Obama.”

            Clearly, the anyone but Obama sentiment is (finally) starting to reach the mushy middle.

            My point was nverer meant to be she shouldn’t be electable, but that given the unfair media treatment that she would not be.  Having not looked closely at the poll, I underestimated how much the public appears to be spitting out the Obama Koolaid

            For the record, I like Palin and would vote for her in the primary assuming she a) runs and b) the nomination is not sewn up by the time the primaries reach my very late voting state.   My wish that she had told McCain no, was premised on the belief as a full term governor without the McCain baggage she would be a stronger candidate.

            I am also deeply troubled by being liked by Spongebobracepants (MOTTHSBUH).

          • Anonymous

            Hindsight is 20/20 but she gave McCain a chance, which is more than any of the other possibilities for VEEP could have done.

          • Anonymous

            That is true, at the time I naively thougt that McCain’s loss was not necessarily a bad thing as the economy was gonna tank either way and I consoled myself with the thought that at least the blame would fall on the correct party for once.

            I severely underestimated the amount of damage that Obama could do in one term.

          • herddog505

            Brian_The_AdequateMy point was nverer meant to be she shouldn’t be electable, but that given the unfair media treatment that she would not be. 

            I agree.  Palin’s record is not stellar (quitting the AK governorship was a foolish move, IMO), but it’s certainly not bad.  She is moderately well-educated, well-spoken, writes well, and seems to have good political instincts (she certainly gets the lefties riled up with her Tweets and Facebook posts).

            Unfortunately, she has been slimed and smeared like no candidate in my memory.  She was the butt of so many jokes and parodies that people really can’t distinguish between what she’s actually said and what people SAY she’s said, or what Tina Fey parodied her as saying (I have friends who honestly believe that Palin said that she could see Russia from her house).  MiniTru has expended unpredented efforts in trying to “get” her, from asking people to help them comb through her e-mails to some disgusting stalker moving in next door and asking around the get any and all dirt on her past.  Hell, they’ve even targetted her Down’s Syndrome child.  It’s disgraceful.

            I can’t say that Palin would make a good president.  I suspect that she would; her instincts seem to be right.  Like Brian_The_Adequate, I would vote for her in a primary, and certainly in the general if she were the GOP candidate.  She couldn’t be worse that the jugeared idiot we presently have, and I think that people are starting to catch on to that.

          • Anonymous

            A few years ago, conservatives said that we will never again let the media decide who our candidate should be.

            I believe this also includes not letting them decide who our candidate should not be.
            They’ve been sliming Sarah Palin for years for a reason.

        • http://www.brutallyhonest.org Rick Rice

          That was indeed the point… thanks for pointing it out to those among us who are apparently suffering from mental retardation…

      • Anonymous

        “We’ve pretty much written Palin off as unelectable.”

        “No doubt. Problem is that  your messiah is only 5 points up on Mrs Unelectable.”

        I guess that would make Barry…. ‘semi Unselectable’?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VKR2RKOYZKTBYKK6J6SJMDU2NA James C

      Barack Obama was once written off as unelectable…

      • jim_m

        Other than the last month when was that? 

        He has been boosted by the media since he gave the Key Note address at the 2004 convention.  The left has been in a swoon ever since and they still are for the most part.

      • Bob Armstrong

        Not since 2004.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t fret it spongeboob. Sarah lives as rent free in your head as you do in grandma’s basement.

    • davidt

      That’s a catchy tune you’re whistling past the graveyard.

      • Bob Armstrong

        Glad you like it -  it’s called “Yes, We Can – Again”

    • Anonymous

      The Left always shows us who they are afraid of.  For three years, and counting, we know who has been attacked the most.

  • Anonymous

    For a ‘nothing’, Palin certainly has the left obsessing about her.

    As for the Marist poll, I’m reporting them to ATTACKWATCH!

  • Anonymous

    For a ‘nothing’, Palin certainly has the left obsessing about her.

    Yeah, Racepants twice brought up Palin’s “boob enhancement surgery” within 10 minutes. He’s certainly obssessed about something.

    • Anonymous

      Seems liberals in general have problems with women, and yes, that includes Obama.

      “…One of the most striking quotes in the book came from former White House
      communications director Anita Dunn , who was quoted as saying that, “this place
      would be in court for a hostile workplace. . . . Because it actually fit all of
      the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women.”

      • Bob Armstrong

        Libs have problems with women? That would explain why Hillary Clinton is the most popular politician among Democrats – and why Michelle Bachann is polling third on the GOP side. Who knows where Sarah is? 5th or 6th? Behind Ron Paul somewhere…

        FAIL!

        But that’s what Fox News Loving, Sarah Palin Loving supporters do – lie to themselves and each other and anyone who will listen in the hope that Sarah Can fool people into believing she’s not the same airhead who ran in 2008 and lost, then released a book titled “Undefeated!” shortly after she quit her job as Governor.

        Yep, you’ve got us pegged.

        • Anonymous

          And Obama is polling 5 points above an airhead?

          That certainly speaks well about your messiah.

          • Bob Armstrong

            Polls and elections are two different things.  Sarah will have to face the press if she ends up running (wink to the rubes) – and that will be her downfall (again). Once she opens her mouth, the ‘stupid’ just pours out.

          • Anonymous

            “Polls and elections are two different things.”

            Now that’s impressive Bob. You just blow me away with your vast knowledge.
            How bout apples and oranges? Night and day?
            Take your time, you can think about those.

            As to the stupid, Good to know that President ““We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union.  Founder of
            the Republican Party.” is the brains of your party.

          • Bob Armstrong

            >>:””Polls and elections are two different things.””

            Well, the assshats like jimm and rick rice don’t seem to get that. They think that if Palin is polling well she’s electable.

            Hint – polls don’t matter, ballots do. Palin will never get on the ticket, much less have a chance of winning if she does – depsite what the polls say. She’s got a 15% base of support. She’ll never ge ton the ticket — too many people are convinced she’s an airhead Barbie.

          • Anonymous

            I’ll give you a hint too, Bob.

            If you read more carefully what Rick and especially Jim m wrote, you might learn something.

          • Bob Armstrong

            You means people actually read what jimm writes?

            He’s so full of crap most of the time I don’t bother.

        • jim_m

          Libs have problems with women?

          Not as long as they know their place. Just ask Anita Dunn, former WH Communications Director, who said that the WH qualifies as a hostile work environment.

          Yeah, we have you pegged as bigoted hypocrites and we’re pretty sure that we’re right.

        • Anonymous

          You keep telling yourself that fool..  We’ll move on with a new President.

        • Anonymous

          The book was called “Going Rogue”.  “The Undefeated” was a documentary made and released by a third party trying to get the story of her rise in politics straight.

        • davidt

          Hillary Clinton is the most popular politician among Democrats simply because of buyer’s remorse.

  • http://Rovinsworld.blogspot.com Anonymous

    “The key reason: She now leads Obama among independents, a sharp turnaround.”
    =============================================

    The fact that indpendents are making their voices heard this early has to have the Obama campaign in a frenzy.  Rick’s got the title right—anyone but Obama.

  • http://Rovinsworld.blogspot.com Anonymous

    by the way could some one pass this photo onto Kevin?  It might make a good Caption Contest photo with Obama the only one acting like a child.

    http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/09/20/7862290-barack-obama-joins-open-government-partnership-for-group-photo

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if Sarah threw her hat in the ring would the democrats then push Obama to step down and trot out Hillary?

  • Anonymous

    As I’ve said previously, “I can run roadkill against the (P)resident and win.” It’s finally become apparent to most voters that the SCOAMF is totally over his head and hasn’t the first clue. He’s done everything for his cronies and union pals and screwed everyone else.

    The electorate is showing its displeasure early.

    • Anonymous

      Its a shame the electorate was so stoopid they had to put the rest of us through this chronie assclown-show ..

      I want reparations!!

  • Anonymous

    Somewhere out there, Bob  Armstrong is beating the hell out of his spongebob blow-up pillow doll right about now…!

  • Anonymous

    this is gonna make the lib press go ape$hit on her.. They’ll rage just like Muslims do about anything. Chris Mathews all of MSNBC are gonna have a teeth gritting $hit fest crazy out of their minds,mouth foamin  coronary! Let the fun begin!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

    Note that despite their attempt to insinuate that this was a poll of “Voters” in the first paragraph. . when you get down to Methodology. . its a poll of ADULTS. . .so its a poll with a sample that is FAVORABLE to Obama.

  • Anonymous

    Sarah Palin -
    “So, this is why we must remember that the challenge is not simply to replace Obama in 2012. The real challenge is who and what we will replace him with. It’s not enough to just change up the uniform. If we don’t change the team and the game plan, we won’t save our country..”

    Just, “Anyone is better than Obama” is not good enough to save our country. Not even close.

    SP has withstood years of vicious vetting, while still effectively getting Obama, and his media, ‘wee – weed up’. We need a real reformer for president. One who doesn’t just say the right things now, but who has already fought Obama as a commonsense, constitutional conservative – even long before it would much help a campaign – and governed as a commonsense, constitutional conservative before that too.

    Others can only promise the fortitude Palin has already shown us.
    Sarah Palin 2012