Ted Cruz Gets a Coloring Book, Palin Gets a New TV Show and I Wonder if the World Has Gone Mad

ted-cruz-coloring-bookI’ll admit, the last few days for me haven’t gone the smoothest.  I moved into a new apartment right as an ice storm hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  This then caused both my internet and cable installations to be cancelled, which means I was left stranded in a new place with no television or internet (outside of tethering web access from my iPhone as a mobile hotspot).  Oh, and then I caught the flu — last I checked, I had anywhere from a 103-104 degree fever.

That being said, seeing the news that Ted Cruz was getting a coloring book dedicated to his life and Sarah Palin would return to television with a new show on the Sportsman Channel, might have been worse than anything I had experienced this past weekend.

The coloring book, titled “Ted Cruz to the Future,” is supposedly a non-partisan, fact-based account of the Texas senator’s life.  Which I guess is kind of fitting considering you would need to have the mind of a child to really believe anything that comes out of Ted Cruz’s mouth.

Granted, the company making it (Really Big Coloring Book) has done other politically based coloring books in the past, including one about President Obama’s victory in 2008 — but why they chose Ted Cruz doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.

Next on the docket is Sarah Palin’s new show titled “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” which will start in April of next year.

My favorite part was the comment by Gavin Harvey of the Sportsman Channel, who said:

“Gov. Palin is one of America’s most popular leaders, whose powerful love of country and passion for the great outdoors is inspiring to millions and millions of people.”

Can someone please explain to me how she’s one of “America’s most popular leaders?”  If polls are any indication of popularity, she’s actually one of the most unpopular public figures in the country.  And I’m not sure how you have a passion for the great outdoors when your “plan” for rising oil prices was, “Drill baby drill.”  Nothing quite like advocating for the destruction of our environment while being called someone who has a “passion for the great outdoors.”

I guess shooting wolves from a helicopter makes her a lover of the outdoors?  How “sportsman” of her.

Luckily I had never even heard of the Sportsman Channel before this announcement, nor do I know anyone who watches it, so the likelihood of me ever running across this show appears to be slim to none.

Though I guess Mr. Harvey didn’t learn from Sarah Palin’s “popularity” when the former Governor of Alaska (who quit before her first term was up, by the way) previously had a reality show on TLC called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” — which didn’t even get renewed for a second season.

And that show aired when Palin was more popular than she is now.

This new show just highlights her continued sad fall from mainstream where she’s gone from Governor of Alaska, Vice Presidential candidate and hottest name in the Republican party to now — host of an outdoors show on the Sportsman Channel.  So much for those presidential aspirations, huh?

But I guess both of these things are fitting in their own way.  A coloring book for a man so ridiculous only someone with a child’s mentality would believe him and a woman so desperate to stay relevant that she agreed to do a new show on the Sportsman Channel.

Image via ColoringBook.com

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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  • Stephen Barlow

    Well? What do you expect a media whore to do when her book fails to sell enough copies to pay for the ink and paper? To categorize her as a “leader” is a severe stretch, even to a spandex leotard… but she’s apparently a fair shot from a helicopter.

    me? I was 40/40 in Basic training. 6/7 with the M203, and expert with a .45.

    • Edward Krebbs

      Fails to save enough to pay for the ink and paper. Are you referring to her first or second book ? The first book had initial sales due to it being bought by the truckloads by PACs. Then it got unloaded for paperbook prices. I’ve been wondering and would really like to know if the second had the same plan or if it has just sat there being bought by only the few remaining believers.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I remember that ‘incestment’. LOL She’s NOT the Koch Bros poster girl anymore. She has a fan base, but just like Glenn Beck, she’s persona non grata in most Conservative circles.

        Did you see the porn flick she did? That didn’t sell well either.

      • FD Brian

        I guarantee the Koch Bros. jerk off to Palin.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Honestly, if you were drunk at a Superbowl party and Hockeymom was wearing kneepads with her jersey up over her head… would you give her a taste if you knew you would never get caught?

      • FD Brian

        now that’s funny.

      • Stephen Barlow

        YEAH! But would you cocksmear her lipstick and spunk stain her tits?

  • edward

    Who really cares what Palin does? She could be running around naked, with her hair on fire, and I’d order a refill on my coffee..

    • moe/larry & curly keys

      im ok w the naked part—if I get to INTERNALLY set her “on fire” as she is stooopid ,,,but very sexy

  • JW

    Maybe she can take Ted Cruz hunting with her and Dick Cheney. Three feather brains on the same show.

    • Yolanda Acosta

      And hopefully they’ll get shot!

    • Stephen Barlow

      I’d love to drop a dead pheasant in the center of THAT circle jerk.

  • Jarrick

    Shouldn’t that be “Cruz to the Non-Existent Conservative Past” or “Cruz to the Death of America”?

  • Edward Krebbs

    For a good laugh, go to one of the sites which show some of the inside of the book. One is a picture of papa Cruz with a Cuban flag and Ted Cruz with a Canadian Flag. But the “best” is Ted with a caption about how he is a zealous defender……

  • LePenSuxz

    Sarah has a passion for the great outdoors alright, she’d love to frack it.

  • Gabriel Gentile

    “Which I guess is kind of fitting considering you would need to have the mind of a child to really believe anything that comes out of Ted Cruz’s mouth.”

    HEY! That’s not a very nice thing to say about kids!

    • William Carr

      Yes, but it’s honest. Ever heard a five year old try to tell a joke?

      • Gabriel Gentile

        Yes, when my little brother was 5, he loved to tell the “Where does a king keep his armies?” joke.

  • Ah Hahaha!

    A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that more Americans disapprove of the president’s job performance than ever before; half say they’re either disappointed or dissatisfied with his presidency and 54 percent believe he’s facing a long-term setback

    • William Carr

      Well, at least the hundreds of millions of Koch Brothers money fighting the ACA wasn’t ENTIRELY wasted.

      It bought them a short-term dip in job approval numbers.

      Of course, all the previous attempts backfired when public opinion rebounded.

      Statistics is a useful skill; if 47 % of people voted for his opponent, and 50% say they’re “disappointed or dissatisfied”, what does that really say?

      That 47% of people were against him from the beginning.

      So the dip is relatively small.

      The problems with the ACA rollout have been fixed.

      The President had commissioned a review on changing the NSA’s policies, and that report just came in.

      The jobs numbers are good, and the Economy grew 4% in the last quarter.

      If the Christmas season goes off well, we’re likely to be well set up for Spring when hiring always picks up.

  • corwin02

    Amazing how a former failed Governor is still addressed with Gov.

    Anyway give this airhead a show it will satisfy her fanbase , they have a channel they can watch besides fox news and the playboy channel and I can skip it.

    • Stephen Barlow

      “The Quitter”.

      Like “The Bayonne Bleeder” or Dick “the Weenie” Selinie.