Hardball | January 28, 2013
>>> it's the end of an era in sorts. late friday, fox news announced it was parting ways with one of its star political pun dants, sarah palin .
>> well, first off, nancy pelosi is a ding bat. she's a perfect spokesperson for president obama 's democrat party .
>>> with all due respect to the office of the presidency, when i hear barack obama speak at this point, especially when he lectures about ethics, feasibility, it's nauseating to me.
>>> that's a very scary thought because bara drrck obama is a socialist. he believes in redistributing wealth in confiscating hard-earned dollars.
>> independent, patriotic americans who desire fiscal sanity are being called terrorists. if we were real domestic terrorists, president obama would be wanting to pal around with us, wouldn't he?
>> " time magazine ", consider their list of most influential people in the country and in the world, some who have made that list, yours truly. that ought to tell you something right there regarding the things that we should give time magazine and their list of people .
>> i wouldn't want to join a club that would accept me as a member. anyway, what she said there is that palin is out of step with the republican party as it attempts to rebrand itself. it could be that her extreme views just don't cut it anymore or it could be that she's just not box office anymore. anyway, laura ashburner and a contributor to the " daily beast ." i thought that was an interesting gag reel . but that's her best. and i don't think you have to make fun of her like i sort of did coming out of the last segment. but the stupid party has to make some changes and maybe fox has to, too. why did she cut the must tard with fox is this.
>> her star has fallen. she's not as relevant as she used to be. but, chris, put it in terms she can understand. she didn't rate.
>> she's only on for like a minute at a time.
>> you have minute-by-minute ratings.
>> you know what i thauought, i thought she had something when she ranl for v.p. a lot of people, when she went out in that stage, it was anounszed. i know it's theatrical and there's nothing wrong with politics. bill clinton has it. some people didn't have it. but something faded. i think it was the way they used her on fox. that little booth she was in, it didn't show her dash, her excitemented, her pinosh in her booth.
>> you know it's the ke nettics.
>> sarah palin faded away here over a long period of time. you know fox would be interested in keeping her here.
>> what about the charges she made. just, you know, you say i think it's a little more nuanced. i do think obama is the man of the center left . they call him a socialist. i think i'm where he is. but the idea offing with a socialist that he wants the government to run all business.
>> she said he was a socialist and she said that we were the lame stream media. those were her two points. and that was it. what did she think, what did she add to the conversation. now, that said, con essentialtive women love her. they love her.
>> katie couric once asked her a pivotal question. what do you read? i do believe, no matter how original you are in the world, you have to read. you've got to know what the discussions are about. you've got to get into it. i'm not sure it's a problem being cut off.
>> her stock and trade was being a bomb thrower. and the truth is, bomb throwers are a dime a dozen now. you have four or five of them in the house of representatives . they didn't really need that particular demographic represented there. so if they had her firing off of this, they could also listen to allen west or michelle bachmann or somebody else. and i think it says a lot about the decline.
>> they're fading, too. michelle bachmann has faded, too.
>> i think economic times are better. the demagogue doesn't work as well when the stock market is at a five-year high.
>> do you think tina faye brought her down a little bit?
>> totally. just as you were talking about biden being talked about on "snl," it completely toppled her.
>> i still think a couple of those clips were tina faye .
>> just won another award, the sag, screen actor's guilt she won again. laura ashburn, thanks for join us. dana, when we return, let me finish -- what the republicans need to avoid being a perennial second place party. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics.