Sunday, November 01, 2009

Beck's prediction: Sarah Palin positioning herself for third-party run -- and a third party will win in 2012.

Beck simply gets more insane with each day that passes.

Here, he and O'Reilly discuss how "smart" Sarah Palin is. But Beck, as always, goes even further:

Beck: Smart move. And I think she's also positioning herself for a third party. By the time this election runs around for the president, I'm sorry, but unless the Republicans and the Democrats wake up, a third party will win.

Here is where Beck reveals his own secret wet dream. Palin will rise up and form the Tea Party into a legitimate electoral movement which will sweep aside both the Democrats and the Republicans by embracing the philosophy which Beck himself espouses.

Of course, in the real world, we all know that all such a party would do would be to split the right wing vote in two thus ensuring a Democrat rout, but Beck really believes that his tea party movement is the most important thing ever to have happened in contemporary politics.

Pass the straight jacket....

Hat tip to Crooks and Liars.


daveawayfromhome said...

Or it's a bid to gain control within the party, since the GOP leadership knows that it would split the party. Better to be in charge with a lunatic than to not be in charge at all, or so they seem to think.

Kel said...

Dave, you don't think the GOP would be insane enough to have Palin as their leader do you?

I've thought about it, but it just seems too insane for even them to contemplate...

daveawayfromhome said...

The problem that often accompanes party politics here is that they tend to support the candidates that are further from center, simply because there are only party members voting. As the GOP gets crazier, the more moderate member lose heart and stay home, enabling the hardliners and nutballs even more. I dont know if the Party is stupid enough to nominate Palin, but it wouldnt surprise me.
I can certainly see a Palin/Ailes ticket occurring, with a full-court FOX campaign behind it (and Ailes presumably being a Cheney-style VP). It's not a sure thing, but it's not impossible, either.

Which is not the same as saying that Palin could win. That would take some serious electioneering and perhaps a disaster or two in order to happen (again, not impossible, especially with a whole network devoted to making any mishap into a disaster).

Kel said...

Actually that would be the funniest thing ever. I imagine the Democrats would wipe the floor with that pair.

Of course, Fox would weigh in heavily in support but they do that on a daily basis anyway.