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Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« on: March 10, 2014, 10:47:09 AM »
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Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'

By Mark Finkelstein | March 10, 2014 | 08:11
   
Here was the Morning Joe panel bemoaning Ted Cruz's supposed incivility at CPAC in allegedly insulting war hero Bob Dole, when up pops Mike Barnicle to ask "what does it say about CPAC, where the most popular speaker they had, the one who received the most rousing reception is a moron, Sarah Palin?"

A bit later, Mika Brzezinski piled on, calling Palin a "multi-million dollar moron."  When Joe Scarborough challenged her, saying "you don't think that, right?", Mika didn't retract her slur, saying only that Palin is "savvy in selling a message that makes a lot of money." View the video after the jump.


Consider the blatant double-standard.  MSNBC has spent countless hours decrying Ted Cruz's supposed incivility, but its minions don't hesitate to vilify a conservative in the crudest and most insulting terms.

Note: as we reported here, on Friday Mika claimed that millenials join the military "if they need the money." In the course of saying that Ted Cruz should have promptly apologized for his remark about Dole, Mika this morning mentioned that after her remark about millenials, "I went on Twitter and made an apology."

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MIKE BARNICLE: I have a question. The word conservative can mean many things; there's [sic] many definitions to it, but what does it say about about a group, CPAC, where the most popular speaker they had, the one who received the most rousing reception is a moron, Sarah Palin? I mean, she received a reception at that group that took the roof off the place. Sophomoric, nearly libelous, not amusing. What does it say about that group?

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JOE SCARBOROUGH: Barnicle, you need to lighten up. The kids are just having fun, okay?

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: A moron? A multimillion dollar moron selling a message.

SCARBOROUGH: What are you talking about? Stop saying that.

BRZEZINSKI: That the extremes love to gobble up.

SCARBOROUGH: You don't think that. A very smart woman. You think she's a smart woman.

BRZEZINSKI: I think she is savvy in terms of selling a message that makes a lot of money.
 

 

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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 10:48:37 AM »
This garbage is all they have to say when Obama is golfing on ANOTHER vacation?
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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 10:52:56 AM »
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 10:55:05 AM »
Palin is certainly not a moron, but her adaptation of the "Green Eggs and Ham" meme was silly and juvenile.  I'm embarrassed for her just watching her do it.
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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 11:00:35 AM »
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Sophomoric, nearly libelous, not amusing

Was "Barnacle" talking about Palin, or was he critiquing his own response to her?
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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 11:04:13 AM »
Was "Barnacle" talking about Palin, or was he critiquing his own response to her?


Either way, he likely stole it from someone else.
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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 11:05:49 AM »
Palin is certainly not a moron, but her adaptation of the "Green Eggs and Ham" meme was silly and juvenile.  I'm embarrassed for her just watching her do it.

I thought it was funny. Sarah has a sense of humor, and isn't afraid to be herself. She knew her audience, and spoke to it.

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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 11:09:05 AM »
I thought it was funny. Sarah has a sense of humor, and isn't afraid to be herself. She knew her audience, and spoke to it.

Well, if she thought that was appropriate for her audience, it doesn't say much for the sensibilities of the audience.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 11:16:39 AM »
I thought it was funny. Sarah has a sense of humor, and isn't afraid to be herself. She knew her audience, and spoke to it.

Palin also does it because she knows it drives liberals insane: they do not like to be mocked, especially by someone they perceive as far beneath their social station.

But it was silly, and as I wrote yesterday in this space, it confirms my opinion that Palin is a more effective provocateur and communicator of Country Class cultural memes than she would ever be as a Presidential candidate.
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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014, 11:26:32 AM »
Palin is certainly not a moron, but her adaptation of the "Green Eggs and Ham" meme was silly and juvenile.  I'm embarrassed for her just watching her do it.
Everything she does is juvenile. Yet there is a contingent that seems to go gaga for it. I just don't understand it.
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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2014, 11:27:48 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2014, 11:33:55 AM »
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it confirms my opinion that Palin is a more effective provocateur and communicator of Country Class cultural memes than she would ever be as a Presidential candidate.

Exactly andy...I totally agree.

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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2014, 11:35:06 AM »
Palin also does it because she knows it drives liberals insane: they do not like to be mocked, especially by someone they perceive as far beneath their social station.

But it was silly, and as I wrote yesterday in this space, it confirms my opinion that Palin is a more effective provocateur and communicator of Country Class cultural memes than she would ever be as a Presidential candidate.

Which is why that is what she should be doing.  If this is to be a team effort - and it must be if we are to compete with the juggernaut that is team liberalism - then everyone has a different part to play and that means we can't all be president.

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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2014, 11:38:40 AM »
Which is why that is what she should be doing.  If this is to be a team effort - and it must be if we are to compete with the juggernaut that is team liberalism - then everyone has a different part to play and that means we can't all be president.

It would be interesting to know (I know we can't possibly) how many UIVs were reached by this!

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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2014, 11:39:48 AM »
It would be interesting to know (I know we can't possibly) how many UIVs were reached by this!

please pardon my ignorance; what's a "UIV"?

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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2014, 11:40:44 AM »
please pardon my ignorance; what's a "UIV"?

Uninformed voter.

My point is that she was not trying to reach people like those who post here when she did this.
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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2014, 11:42:47 AM »
Which is why that is what she should be doing.  If this is to be a team effort - and it must be if we are to compete with the juggernaut that is team liberalism - then everyone has a different part to play and that means we can't all be president.

That's how I see it. We need the young people, and she is the one who can deliver. The audience responded to her, in part, because they had no idea what was coming next. She kept them on their toes. There are many ways to get the message out, and I reckon most people get bored listening to the same thing, speech after speech. She breaks the monotony. I'm not just referring to CPAC, but all the speeches we have heard the past years. Not everyone is keen on listening to politicians speak.

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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2014, 11:45:16 AM »
Uninformed voter.

I'm not sure they would have found the thing very attractive.  Palin is not really going to attract a lot of voters; however, if allowed to do so she can so marvelously piss off the left that they'll make missteps out of rage and frustration.  It is important to have that in the toolbox as well as the other tools.  It is what she should stick to; she might become a viable candidate again in 8 years or so, but right now she isn't, and I'm not saying that as a slur on her.

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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2014, 11:45:49 AM »
Palin is certainly not a moron, but her adaptation of the "Green Eggs and Ham" meme was silly and juvenile.  I'm embarrassed for her just watching her do it.

It was a parody of a parody within a parody. If you don't get it, you never will.
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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2014, 12:05:38 PM »
He never will.   **nononono*
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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2014, 12:23:54 PM »
Well, if she thought that was appropriate for her audience, it doesn't say much for the sensibilities of the audience.

From the very first day of CPAC, it was reported that the majority of attendees were people in their twenties.

That makes "Green eggs and ham" certainly appropriate if your goal is to tap the energy of the audience.   :patriot:
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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2014, 12:30:40 PM »
Well, if she thought that was appropriate for her audience, it doesn't say much for the sensibilities of the audience.

One would think the GOP would want their votes, but since they aren't smart enough to be a GOP voter, the TP will be happy to have them. Your comment makes no sense to me. What is wrong with having fun with a speech? It's the dry old man's club that bores the hell out of new voters with their identical messages that don't bear fruit.

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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2014, 12:35:22 PM »
Humor is humorous only when it's used to bash conservatives, apparently.  :shrug:
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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2014, 12:39:00 PM »
Let us please remember that nobody watches "Morning Cup with Joe"......or WTF they call it now.

MSNBC's success is dependent on getting noticed by saying stupid and outrageous things about the opposition.

It deserves a big YAWN!
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Re: Barnicle Calls Palin a 'Moron'
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2014, 12:49:03 PM »
Let us please remember that nobody watches "Morning Cup with Joe"......or WTF they call it now.

MSNBC's success is dependent on getting noticed by saying stupid and outrageous things about the opposition.

It deserves a big YAWN!
Good point.
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