Sarah Palin is Nothing More Than a Sad, Pathetic Has Been That Really Never Was

Sarah PalinSarah Palin is quite possibly one of the most polarizing people in politics.  Whenever I write anything about her, it undoubtedly leads to people going off about, “Why are you giving this idiot attention?  If you would ignore her she’d go away!”  And while I understand why people get sick of hearing about her nonsense, the fact is she’s still somewhat influential when it comes to conservative politics.

But my question to that is, “Why?”

What the hell is it about this woman that conservatives seek out?  Even after countless hours of political coaching following her disastrous showing in the 2008 presidential election, she still can’t give an interview without looking like a complete idiot.

Sarah Palin is really nothing more than has been that never really was.

It was clear John McCain only picked her in a desperate hope to lure some of the female vote to his side during the 2008 election.  Obama was headed toward an easy victory and “throwing a hail Mary” was pretty much the only thing McCain could do.

Now, to her credit, before that she was the governor of Alaska.  But she quit before her first term was even finished.  Not exactly someone I would look to for leadership and “getting the job done.”  She essentially went from obscurity to fame, couldn’t handle the scrutiny, then quit because it got a little too difficult for her to deal with.

Since then she’s not ran for a single public office.  She likes to portray herself as this great leader who knows everything – yet outside of her failed reality TV show (and her newest one which will surely fail as well) what the hell has she done since she quit her job as governor of Alaska?

Sure she’s been an on again, off again contributor for Fox News, but they seem to mostly keep her around to provide a ratings spike every now and then.   She’s not exactly someone they see as a “go-to” expert on any particular topic.  Mainly because she’s not an expert on anything, aside from maybe shooting wolves from a helicopter.

Honestly, what is she?  I’d say she’s a pathetic narcissist who’s bought into her own mental delusions about who she is.  Sure, she’s great at pandering to people who applaud statements that make absolutely no sense, but fooling a bunch of sheep who lack the ability to think for themselves doesn’t exactly take much intelligence – and Palin clearly lacks intelligence.

Yes she goes around and gives speeches, but on what?  She tried some sort of bus tour a few years ago that lasted I think all of four days before quitting that as well after embarrassingly reciting a completely inaccurate telling of the story of Paul Revere.

Palin could easily run for office again, and if she’s as great as she seems to think that she is, what’s holding her back?

Well, that’s simple – reality.  See, that’s the funny thing about reality, it’s real whether certain people want to believe in it or not.

In her mind Sarah Palin probably thinks she would be a wonderful president and great leader.  Though the reality is she’s one of the least popular political figures in this country.  She’s a quitter and hasn’t done anything significant in politics in nearly five years.  The honest truth is, Sarah Palin is really just a pathetic has been that really never was.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • John Spriggs

    Ya cant fix stupid

    • jonno99

      Don’t be so hard on yourself…
      (ducks! 8^)

    • mike46

      And it is forever!

  • Exodus2011

    uh … Allen – are you forgetting about the 2010 Conservative LANDSLIDE? (which btw, we will see ON STEROIDS this Nov?)

    Let’s compare the last two election cycles shall we? – and believe me, Conservative America is doing that right now:

    Look at what Conservative America did under the leadership of Palin and the Tea Party (with Steele/RNC fully on board), during 2010 Midterms —> swathe of new Conservative Governors, Conservative Landslide in HOR and huge gains in Senate. This was with the hated Obamacare recently rammed through …

    Contrast 2012, led by Rove and the RINO GOP Establishment = EPIC FAIL … their Senate Candidates going down … their RINO ‘obama-lite’ ticket crashing and burning … against a known marxist …

    the hated Obamacare was not even a tabled issue … which had to happen because Romneycare was the father of Obamacare

    Conservative America now understands how bad the leadership in the GOPe really is …

    The scene is set for 2014 to become 2010 on STEROIDS now, with TRUSTED Leadership (Palin, Cruz, Demint) operating via new and social Media …. the RINO RNC will be the enemy in judiciously chosen GOP Primaries

    All those Conservatives who sat sidelined watching the 2012 debacle will be ACTIVATED once the Real Deal engages in high gear …. 2010 will appear as ‘low gear’ in comparison …… especially so as Obamacare advancing is more and more seen as a DEBACLE

    #WAR ————> #CrushROVERandGROVER, Patriots!

    #BeClingers ————> #AmericaRISING


    Tokyo Rove is a LOSER … he works with other LOSERS … and he employs LOSERS

    Trump tweeted this, soon after the 2012 election FAILURE

    Trump: Congrats to @KarlRove on blowing $400 million in 2012 cycle. Every race @CrossroadsGPS ran ads in, the GOP lost. What a waste of $.

    • Half-Evil D

      Considering the party in opposition to the president has historically gained seats in midterm elections, the effect of Palin’s endorsements are questionable at best. This year has been interesting so far, since many of Palin’s picks are losing in primaries, which definitely gives me hope that America understands just how much of an idiot Sarah truly is.

      • John Prospero

        The biggest shift in the house in 70 years is questionble to you?

      • Half-Evil D

        No, the shift isn’t questionable to me at all. It’s Palin’s actual impact on the 2010 elections that I question.

  • Edward Krebbs

    Quiet. I’m still hoping for a Cruz / Palin ticket in 2016.

    • mike46

      That would certainly play into the Democrats hand.

    • Vj Sleight

      A Palin/Cruz ticket might even be better!

    • katherine norton malek

      Yeah … that’s the ticket. Start spreading the news. The idiots will run with it. Palin/Cruz 2016!!! hahahahahaha. seriously, who else have they got? Chris Christie will be in an orange jumpsuit by 2016.

  • Alleena

    If what you say is true, why are you talking about her at all?

  • Doug Sterling

    There’s nothing pathetic about Sarah. She’s very rich, and very sexy. Tina Fey only wishes she looked that good.

    As for has-been, if so why is Allen Clifton writing about her?

    • PaulOnBooks

      To make sure she stays a won’t be.

    • MLR

      What is so sexy about her?? I just don’t see it. To me sexy is Cindy Crawford, Mila Kunis, Angelina Jolie, Rosalyn Sanchez, Salma Hayek. But Palin is a middle-aged woman with harsh facial features who presses her lips so hard she looks like a wicked catholic school teacher. Seriously guys, stop sounding so damn desperate!

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        salma hayek!! but——————-
        ……………….. pleeeeeeeeeeeez look up Marilyn lange: shes the finest looking woman ever
        sanchez pretty but too flat

    • bpless

      Rich and sexy doesn’t require a brain.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      correct about rich and sexy. perhaps Clifton is wise enough to invest in her idiocy and capitalize upon that!

    • bpless

      She hilarious to watch and we all need to laugh once in awhile. I think she used to watch the tv show, “The Closer”. She imitates the main character, Brenda Lee Johnson’s voice and actions. However, the show has better writers. And who says being rich and sexy is all you need in this world? You also need a “brain”.

  • gah

    I’d say being a pathetic has been is better than being a pathetic never was blogger on this pathetic site.
    It’s always fun to read the comments on anything about Palin, it’s like the inmates at asylums all over the country seize control of their asylums and unleash a barrage of really loony comments. Clifton and those like him really should get a life, instead of obsessing about what Palin says or does.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      sounds like U love jeeeeeeeeesus and mama bears

  • MarshallDillon

    Allen Clifton is a pathetic has been that never was who lives in a tiny far-left ideological prison. That is really what this post is saying when you analyze it. The irrational hatred expressed by Allen comes through every word. There isn’t a rational sentence in the entire post. There isn’t a thoughtful sentence. There is not a single sentence that is persuasive. There seems to be no point to this post that just to let off steam in a primal scream rant from a very unhappy camper who can’t understand why Sarah Palin has so much influence in the world when no one he knows in his far-left ideological prison likes her. And since he is trapped in this prison, he is incapable of an independent thought.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      so- by extrapolation U will say that sarah palin is a BRIGHT women who is TRULY a leader?
      lets ask sarah some easy history questions; shall we?

  • John Prospero

    LOL! You leftists just can’t get away from her…can you? The hatred and contempt you have for her is understandable though….
    She joined the school board to make changes in her kids school. Then became the mayor of Wassilla…..then the governer….attacking both members of her own party for corruption…and the democrats alike. When she was selected for McCain’s ticket…she had one of the highest approval ratings of any governer in the Country….and she did it all by herself….with five kids….and an irrelevant husband….
    She breaks every narrative that you leftists push as to how women can advance in America today………and boy…do you hate her……..and that brings a smile to my face….

    • MLR

      I would have great respect for her if she had not quit half-term into her governorship and would stop being nothing more than a cheerleader and a mouthpiece for the far r/w lunatics. I actually used to think she had great potential until she became what she is now. There’s a saying that goes like this “Mona vestida de seda, Mona se queda.” Translation: you can dress up Pain anyway you like, she’s still the same pathetic individual.

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,a sexy loon she is!

    • bpless

      I’m a woman and I thank God that he didn’t create more like her. She’s a disgrace to women. I shudder to think what would have happened if McCain had become President, then died in office, and Sarah Palin had become President.

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        Boehner himself wouldve shot her and assumed presidency

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      why QUIT her JOB as GOVERNOR??

    • Patricia Stidham-Burns

      If I saw her any where near my grandsons school I would call out the Cavalry and block all entrances! She needs to stay as far away from children’s education as possible! I shudder to think what she would do!

  • Street Called Lane

    The very fact that you are writing this column proves you wrong. You progressives would have the rest of us believe that everyone agrees with your nonsense. We’ve endured five years of progressive leading and the November elections will give us an updated score of just how popular progressivism is, or (more likely) is not. Can’t wait!

    • PaulOnBooks

      The jargon now is “liberal progressive”. Do try to keep up.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      yeah,,,,,,,,,,,,yeah,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, please vote in some cretins who re-institute some of those glorious republican policies over the past 25 yrs

  • idesign2

    Gov. Palin is a TRUE reformer and a REAL leader in America right now.
    What more can the Obama/democrats/liberals and RINOs do to attack
    Gov. Palin?
    Sift over her 41,000 (1st set 24,000, 2nd set 17,000) pages e-mail again?
    They got NOTHING on her!!!

    • MLR

      Ha Ha Ha Ha. I needed a good laugh, thank you!

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        ever notice how RIGHTWING ( regressive ) “patriots OVERSELL ( see: cliven bundy) whom they are by placing a us flag up?

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      she is a leader——- she has successfully led TONS of WHITE TRASH regressive religious scumbags into GIVING HER MONEEEEEEEEE!!!!
      praise jesus!!

      • idesign2

        Oh look, a deranged native from the Obamanation…:)

      • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

        deranged?? hell yes!!! knowing that she is successful off of cretins such as U is worth my totototal oligophrenial derangement!!
        PRAISE th3 dead fisherman/carpenter; and pass the tithe!!

      • Caribou “PAYCUT” Barbie™

        Aim low. Aim so low that you never get disappointed.

        —McCain campaign slogan regarding Sarah Palin

    • Caribou “PAYCUT” Barbie™

      Since when?

  • PaulOnBooks

    Has anyone ever looked at the stats on gender of those who approve of her? I suspect she’s wet dream fodder for a certain age of right wing males but that most females with a brain cell would dislike her.

    • katherine norton malek

      As sexist as this comment sounds I must reluctantly AGREE. Her popularity, in spite of a pathetic resume of failed or luke warm ventures, is kept alive by her physical attractiveness to aging has-been white men on Viagra. Some reverse sexism in response. LOL

  • Sue

    She is an idiot and a disgrace to all woman. She needs to stay as a nobody. Which she has proven. She didn’t put herself there, idiots who thought her good looks and pious mentality put her on a religious pedestal that doesn’t exist and therefore neither does her clout. She doesn’t have anything to offer this country and is a fearmongering person the GOP think can get them somewhere which was proven it wouldn’t. They can’t find competent candidates.

    • Jay Diamond

      “Good Looks” !???

      A 50+ woman with the hair and make up of an 18 year old streetwalker.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        she pretty hot for her age

  • sewrider

    Coming from people who support a president who thinks there are 57 states……who’s stupid…..oh oh I know….all you sheeple who voted for Nobama the 2nd time.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      wow—————- wow!!!!
      lets all praise jeeeeeeesus and IMAGINE how GREAT our country would be ( especially economically) if MCCAIN/PALIN had won!!!
      ……………..more tax breaks for zillionaires!!! GW BUSH times 20!!

  • Thank you for feeding the Mama Grizzly. Hate rants such as this only make her stronger!

    • giankeys luvs shemale porn

      yep- stronger just like michelle Bachmann and glenn beck,,,,
      “stronger” ( which translates to : wealthier on the backs of low IQ regressive rightwing white trash)

  • Jay Diamond

    Low Brow Right Wing Talk Radio Scum People respond to her moronic and vicious BELLIGERENCE. That is what right wing scum has been trained to respond to.

  • Stephen Barlow

    WHat.. tits. erg. UNH

    and the lezzies in the crowd agree!