Posted: 11:03 am Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Sarah Palin endorses Karen Handel for U.S. Senate 

By Greg Bluestein

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is throwing her support behind Karen Handel in the crowded U.S. Senate race.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is throwing her support behind Karen Handel in the crowded U.S. Senate race.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Karen Handel in her bid for governor back in 2010. Now the former VP candidate is once again backing Handel as she faces a crowded primary field for an open U.S. Senate seat.

Palin calls Handel “the only choice if we want something done” and urges her supporters to throw dollars Handel’s way. “Trust me, you won’t regret it,” Palin says.

The timing comes as two other GOP Senate candidates, Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue, blanket the Atlanta airwaves with ads that Handel’s cash-strapped campaign can’t afford to counter. Several recent polls also show Perdue beginning to separate himself from the rest of the field.

From Palin’s Facebook post:

“Margaret Thatcher often said: “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” This quote rings true in the U.S. Senate race in Georgia in more ways than one. This year’s elections are about who we send to Washington to help restore our country after six years of a disastrous administration. It’s not about who has the best rhetoric, the loudest voice, or the best TV ads. It’s about who we trust to keep their word to fight for conservative principles and grow our movement at the same time.

“Voters need to look carefully at a candidate’s record. Look beyond the flashy campaign ads of establishment candidates and the bombastic rhetoric of candidates who claim to be the most conservative in the race. Listen to what Karen says in her debates and candidate forums, and you’ll hear a true conservative leader who can win in November. This Georgia Senate race is very important to the Democrats and has long-term repercussions for 2016 as Democrats test the waters to see if they can win big in a red state with a woman candidate. That is why the GOP needs a strong contender like Karen Handel. She is the conservative candidate who can win this race and hold this seat for the GOP.

 

This reminds us of Kingston’s quotes back in 2010 when Palin endorsed Handel in the governor’s race. He told MSNBC that Palin was “dividing the Republican Party at a time when we don’t need to be divided” and that Palin was someone who “does shoot from the hip a little bit too much.”

 

70 comments
southerntea
southerntea

May I make a suggestion to all you highly intelligent individuals with your college degrees from the elitist colleges that know everything about running our country. I know by your posts that you completed you education at only one school and in four years or less. No extra college time for you guys! Anyway my suggestion is for you to quit talking and judging others and get off your duffs then reach deep in your personal financial pockets, tell your family and friends that you will not be around for the next year and they should not read/listen to all the falsehoods and suppositions that are made in the media, especially the social media about you. Once you have don this then declare yourself as a candidate for office. Then you start asking people you have never met to have faith and support (financially and at the voting booth) you no matter what the masses that hide behind blogs and screen names say about you. You must very carefully explain that these cowards that make all these unresearched and unsupported statements or only listen to the MSM are good people who just don't want to get involved but want to be heard. This has to be done carefully so as not to offend anyone. And you must figure out a way to try and make everyone understand that these highly educated individuals really do want what is best for America but their high intelligence keeps them from stating it in public where everyone will know what was said and who actually said it. 


Nest you have to understand while running for office you are now an uneducated low life who is a sub-human and does not have to be treated with any respect regardless of any of your past accomplishments. What you have contributed to your fellow man, your community and America means nothing because your are not smart enough to hide behind fake names and false allegations.


Now if you really want to win election you must create every piece of dirt you possibility can on your opponent. I did not say it had to be true or have any semblance of truth. Just throw it out their and the MSM and the social media will take it and run with it. Thew will even embellish it for you. Nothing to winning as long as you can discredit your opponents whether it is truthful or not.


Oh if you want to be an honest politician like some of the ones you are bashing behind these closed doors, forget it. Someone like these posters will make statements they have no knowledge of and take away the truth about your integrity. 


So when are you going to have the guts to come out from behind these blind and ridiculous statements and show your face and run for office? When are you willing to lay your personal fortune and family's privacy and sanity on the line for the Americans you have never met? When are you going to be willing to give unselfishly of your self? There are 536 elected seats in Washington that could use someone with the honestly our nation was founded on. Are you one of those founders or are you one of the current destroyers that considers himself/herself better and more knowledgeable that everyone else.


I have put myself through the horrors of running for office. I have watched the media print outright lies about me. I have had people get up in a room and call me names and my family names. But I have also had a lot of smiles, handshakes and compliments thanking me for my honesty. I had one group who admententally oppose me but then contributed to my campaign because they stated that while we were on different sides they knew I would listen to them and not judge them. They believed they would get a fairer representation from me.


Once again, are you willing to expose yourself to the masses or do you still want to use your intelligence to hide behind these blogs?

Half-Evil D
Half-Evil D

"urges her supporters to throw dollars Handel’s way"...Since the GOP / Tea Party believes that there's no better way to promote fiscal conservatism than by spending tens of millions on Super PAC ads and campaigns....

Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

While I love Miss Sarah, I'm not sure how much her endorsements help candidates. I've been reading up on this particular U.S. Senate race and the obvious choice is the honorable U.S. Rep. Paul Broun. Dr. Broun has the acumen, credentials and dedication to Freedom that the other candidates do not quite possess at this moment. Obviously, I will send dollars to the man or woman who wins this primary, but for now, me and many others are actively supporting Dr. Broun. If you want someone who will rightfully repeal ObamaCare; get us out of ObamaDebt; stop the insane spending, protect our soil and help to create job$, then Dr. Broun is your candidate to support for the U.S. Senate from Georgia. Amen, Bill 

jezel
jezel

Thanks for the heads up. Should have figured that one out myself. One would think that her endorsement would be the....kiss of death. Are they members of the same cult or something ?

AWC111475
AWC111475

Ted Palin is a money hungry, idiotic, pathetic excuse for a human being. She "preaches" about conservative values and such, yet must have forgotten to instill then in her own brood. Also, I think the dates of her wedding and birth of her first child are odd: was he a premie? She is the snarkiest creep who has ever attempted to put two words together. Also, the whole "Mama Grizzly" crap is enough to make a maggot puke. If she is so unaffected by those on the left, so unafraid of those who criticize her, why not do an interview WITH THEM? She runs to Fox where she knows they'll take it easy on her limited brain. Do an interview with MSNBC or CNN. Even if she feels that those networks are "out for her blood," if her intelligence (LOL) and positions/arguments will hold water, she should have nothing to fear. Where's the (gagging) "Mama Grizzly" now? She is primarily of interest to me due to her stupidity, and how/WHY John McCain RUINED any chance he might have had at being president. Also, if one possesses an ego as big as her's, you'd expect SOME intelligence there. But truly, SHE IS NOT RELEVANT! LOL Having her "endorsement" is really a political death sentence.

CarltonWest
CarltonWest

Karen Handel would be a good governor; better than anyone else who is running.

JacketMan
JacketMan

I guess she was able to evaluate her qualifications from her porch in Alaska. After all she could watch the Olympics from there.

timus
timus

It figures!  If you put both of their brains together you'd have half a brain!!

petel
petel

Another very good reason NOT to vote for Handel.

Milton1960
Milton1960

One loser endorsing another.  Wonder if Broome Handle will give Sorry Palin a night time ride around on her broom.  What a joke.  This same combo in the 2010 governor's race.  Same result.

partlycloudy
partlycloudy

One more reason NOT to vote for Handel.  That carpetbagging woman moved here to GA, the she had all those discrepancies in her resume and life, then she decided when working for the Komen org. that women shouldn't have birth control (her mother should have used birth control!!!!!), and now she's BACK to Ga to try to suck off the public and get paid by us to be an idiot.  She needs to get a real job, working and punching a time clock, and get out of GA.  

jimbodude44
jimbodude44

 It's a better endorsement than one from Obama. 

RexDogma
RexDogma

Is Palin even relevant anymore?

Bernie31
Bernie31

There more Women who were POST MENOPAUSAL in that room than any other Species. 

If You know anything about that Group a Temperature rise by the one whose Voice sounds like screeching fingernails on a BlackBoard...The A/C had to be turned on to FREEZING! and there were more HOT Flashes than camera Flashes. This Crowd lives in a Fantasy world created by their GOOBERS who have told them they are SPECIAL!

uh...huh.

Chris30338
Chris30338

Oh look, Sarah Palin endorsed someone and nobody gave a crap! LOL! Irrelevance screaming for relevance here and it's not working.

RomeGaGuy
RomeGaGuy

It cost Karen almost $100k to get Palin to endorse her when she ran for Governor wonder how much she had to spend this time

Barves_Loss_Agian
Barves_Loss_Agian

I no who Im votin 4! If she is good enuff 4 Palin she is good enuff 4 me!


Karen Handle!

NWGAL
NWGAL

Republican women need a strong dose of self loathing to survive the drama of their party's rhetoric. Maybe sticking together is the only comfort they have.

Rawmilkdrinker
Rawmilkdrinker

Unfortunate for GA that neither Daffy D nor E. Fudd will be on the ballot for any office. Either of them would be a vast improvement over our current choices.

td1234
td1234

Palin endorsed her for Governor 4 years ago so why is surprising that she endorsed her now? 


Karen will not get my vote because she does not have a college degree. Talked to her a couple times and she seems like a nice lady but no degree no vote. 

johnscreekfamily
johnscreekfamily

Predictable.  Yawn.  Palin is looking for "Mama Grizzlies." Her bias for a woman weakens her endorsement, I think.

Bernie31
Bernie31

This is akin to DAFFY DUCK supporting Elmer FUDD the Local Huntin Game Sheriff...


Porky Pig: "D-don't worry, D-Daffy will be here in a minute with the d-d-dou-d-d-money."

Charles50
Charles50

Guess she didn't learn from the last time.  I suppose them Repub gals feel like they have to stick together.  

AtlantaGeorgia
AtlantaGeorgia

Handel has run for everything except dog catcher. She needs to have a seat.

Lgreen2289
Lgreen2289

Man, she's already lost the seat now that nitwhit is on her side.

Biff_Kabob
Biff_Kabob

Oh how exciting.  The idiot that never went to college is being endorsed by the idiot that took 5 community colleges to finally get a communications degree.

Finn-McCool
Finn-McCool

All she needs now is Michelle Bachmann's endorsement to get the full compliment of crazies on the train.

Bernie31
Bernie31

Karen Handel graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Maryland. Now We ALL know Education money does NOT Go to Schools LISTED with that NAME!!


Are Ya Kiddin ME?


It Ain't GONNA HAPPEN!  


So what is the CLUE HERE?


uh...huh.

BuzzBelle
BuzzBelle

Hahahahahaha!

Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Kamchak
Kamchak

Handel is done now, if she wasn't before.

Stick a fork in her.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

Birds of a feather flock together?  Although, I think Palin did eventually graduate from college - went to several different ones looking for the easiest route (?).  We don't need these low level, uneducated people representing us.  Give us youth, energy, education, no skeletons in the closet, and a modicum of experience with people and we can move ahead.  "I can see Russia from my house."  "I can see Cuba from my balcony."

ByteMe
ByteMe

I wonder how much money had to change hands for that endorsement.

AWC111475
AWC111475

Damn... "Ted" Palin? I typed Ted Cruz, but guess my post was too lengthy. My last sentence mentioned that quack too. Blah... Perfect buddies.

NWGAL
NWGAL

If you take all of the Republican candidates for the Senate, add them together, throw in Palin and double the amount, it still wouldn't equal half a brain.

honested
honested

@RexDogma  

Your questions makes the inaccurate supposition that she ever was in the first place.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

@Tea-Party-Meber I guess, even if you don't know how to spell her name or the English language in general, you'll be able to take a stab on the ballot.  I was wondering how these people got any votes.  Now I see.

AWC111475
AWC111475

Palin knows all about the sorry state that is today of journalism. She should, with her communications degree. LMAO

MiltonMan
MiltonMan

Bill Gates never graduated form college pal.  Are you going to make fun of him also?

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Handel's campaign is too short of money to buy an endorsement.  This is just two unqualified pro-life females banding together.  Being a little rude/sexist here, but at least one of them is good looking and not overweight.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

0 for 2 in attempts to get this repeat claim sourced.

honested
honested

@MiltonMan

What stellar accomplishments to any aspect of Civilization has ms. handel made since she slithered away from High School?

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Surely you are not trying to compare Karen Handel to Bill Gates.  At the age of 15, Bill Gates went into business with his pal, Paul Allen. They developed "Traf-o-Data," a computer program that monitored traffic patterns in Seattle, and netted $20,000 for their efforts.  Bill Gates graduated from high school scoring 1590 out of 1600 on the college SAT test.  Gates was accepted and enrolled at Harvard.  He dropped out and moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to work for Honeywell and then you pretty much know the rest.

ByteMe
ByteMe

@The_Centrist Palin was paid $100K for her endorsement when Handel was running for Gov.  I doubt Palin did it for free, no matter how little money is available.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Never heard or saw that before.  Do you have a reference link?

At least Palin resigned from her job to make more money doing speeches.  Handel was fired and is now a professional campaigner living off her husband and campaign funds - nobody will pay her for speeches.

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