…of what the media and the left actually thinks or her chances to win in 2012.

For months the MSM has gone with the meme that a Palin candidacy helps Obama and if she is nominated it guarantees the president a second term.

Every report, every signal, every single statement over and over again has attempted to reinforce this idea to the general public and to gullible establishment republicans.

As we get closer to the nominating process and the election actually takes shape I suspect we will be finding out just how much these people believe it.

As it is a given that these people support Obama over any republican, they will naturally want to play up Palin’s strength. If she guarantees a victory for Democrats the media would do all in their power to make sure that she is the nominee.

Gone will be the tabloid like coverage, gone will be the attempts to twist her into a joke, instead you will see the MSM subtlety encourage her candidacy and try to push her over the top to make sure that The One™ is guaranteed the second term they believe he so richly deserves.

At least that’s what they would do if they actually believed she was the joke they pretend she is.

When you see the attacks by the media intensify and the leftist blogs follow suit, you will discover what some of us already know; the left will tell you who they fear and they’ve feared Sarah Palin from the moment she was announced by John McCain.

Update: Corrected a bad sentence

If you want to know what people think, look at what they do.

Don’t think for one moment that this story:

Democrats in both chambers are scrambling to fix the damage caused when Obama called for the 1967 borders and land swaps as a basis for peace.

Some Democrats have tried to downplay the rift, but Israel’s strongest supporters in Congress say there’s no denying that Obama made a tactical mistake in handling the relationship.

Is not related to this story:

Billionaire financier Haim Saban told CNBC last night that Obama hasn’t done enough to show support for Israel. He also said that he has no plans to contribute to the president’s campaign.

“President Obama has raised so much money and will raise so much money through the Internet, more than anybody before him. And he frankly doesn’t, I believe, need any of my donations,” said Saban.

This must be why the head of the DNC insisted that the GOP not use Israel as a campaign issue.

That also explains the reaction to Bibi speech as HotAir points out:

Congress gave Netanyahu 29 standing ovations for a 40-minute speech, while Obama received 25 in a much longer State of the Union address. Obviously, with the rebuke floating in the Senate, the standing Os were more than just gracious hospitality. While Obama and his team committed one gaffe after another on his current junket, Netanyahu gave a tour de force performance that ended up making Obama look petty, radical, and unschooled. Democrats can’t abandon Obama quickly enough on his new peace initiative, which tells us all we need to know about who won this round.

One might ask why should the democrats care?

Didn’t the NYT tell us Netanyahu’s trip was a failure?

Hasn’t the media told us that Obama is unbeatable next year?

Isn’t the entire MSM and the left side of the net saying that NY-26 has changed the equation?

That the republican field is weak?

and seriously with the exception of Florida the Jewish vote is not significant enough to turn congressional elections is it?

Pity the democrats and their followers, because they since they judge reality based on words rather than actions they might find themselves confused.

The fact is Democrats failed to produce a budget this year for the same reason they failed to last year.

The fact is that in the election everyone it touting as the sign of the democratic surge, the Democrats couldn’t break 48% let alone 50%.

The fact Democratic ideas poll so poorly that the MSM is reduced to releasing polls with samples running 2-1 democratic.

The fact is Democratic senators in supposedly safe seats are retiring.

The fact is that two years into a Democratic administration Gas is still $2 a gallon more than it was and the economy stinks.

The fact is democrats aren’t willing to fight republican judicial filibusters.

No matter what the media tells you, no matter what Harry Reid tells you, the Democrats are afraid. How afraid? The white house is so worried about 2012 they found it necessary to beef up a rapid response team a year early, and the Democrats in congress are so afraid that they ran, led by Harry Reid, from the president on Israel like a bat out of hell. Cripes even Bill Clinton has figured it out:

The Fact is that Newt is right, the democrats are going to lose spectacularly.

Actions speak louder than words, and the democrats actions are those of a party that is afraid.

So my advice to republicans who are hedging their bets instead of fighting is the same it’s always been:

Ride Right Through them They’re Demoralized as hell!

This Saturday afternoon I’ll post on an example of this.

Update: So much for Israeli’s being upset with Bibi’s performance:

It’s doubtful that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his wildest, most optimistic dreams, would have dared to imagine when he set off for the United States last week that Israelis would respond to his six-day trip so enthusiastically: According to a new Haaretz poll, they are giving the visit high marks, considering it an overwhelming success.

The poll, conducted by the Dialog organization, under the supervision of Prof. Camil Fuchs of the Tel Aviv University Statistics Department, showed that 47 percent of the Israeli public believes the U.S. trip was a success, while only 10 percent viewed it as a failure.

Gotta love that NYT all the news fit to ignore.

Today Mika’s much touted special on women Knowing their Value and the empowerment of women was broadcast (ok it still has 13 minutes left to it.

This is all about women knowing their worth and what should be done to advance it.

Ironically this comes 24 hours after Ed Schultz of MSNBC and an occasional guest on Morning Joe called Laura Ingraham a Radio Slut on his radio show, generated a lot of pushback, was forced to apologize on the air and was suspended from this show on MSNBC for a week.

Considering the topic of the show you might think these actions against a successful woman like Laura Ingraham would warrant a mention particularly since it’s all about women knowing their worth in the business world.

Well it is now 8:52 they are in their 2nd to last batch of commercials and they have not only NOT mentioned it once, but they are still running the Ed Schultz Lean Forward commercials during the show.

At 8:55 they came back long enough to show a Conan clip, all that is left is the What Have we Learned Today bit.

I’ll tell you what we’ve learned, that Morning Joe is whatever else it is about today, is not about empowering women, it’s about covering MSNBC rear end.

I would call it journalistic malpractice, but I think its more like Journolist-tic practice.

Update: Think about it, the woman on Morning Joe felt so empowered that they dare not mention that a star of an MSNBC show was suspended for misogynistic remarks about a powerful woman!

Update 2: Oh I understand why, it must not be a big deal since the women on the View consider it OK. Can anyone explain to me why any of these people are taken seriously?