Dear Sarah Palin, This Poll Shows Americans Want You To Shut Up The Most

sarah-palinWhenever you hear Sarah Palin talk, do you instinctively rush to mute your television or change the channel? If so, you’re not alone.

In a survey conducted by Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg Public Policy Center, Americans were asked to identify which political figure they most no longer want to hear nor see. Appropriately enough, Americans are ready for the screeching idiocy of Sarah Palin to come to a swift and unceremonious end.

According to the results, an overwhelming 52% of respondents want to Palin to shut up and go back to her corner of the world. The poll was released a day after Palin called for President Obama’s impeachment in a column on Breitbart. Even conservatives are sick and tired of Palin’s mouth. Approximately 40% of Republicans want her to keep it closed. That’s understandable considering GOP leaders want to quell talk of impeachment as the 2014 midterm election approaches.

A majority of independents and two-thirds of Democrats also want Palin to be quiet and go away as well. But Palin isn’t the only Republican that Americans want to see go quietly in the night.

42 percent want Dick Cheney to shut up and 39 percent wouldn’t mind seeing Newt Gingrich out of the public eye. Since leaving the vice-presidency, Cheney hasn’t stopped yapping. A desperate man trying to remain relevant, he consistently comes out from underneath the rock he’s hiding under to criticize the Obama Administration with a gravelly voice that only reminds people about how wrong he was during his time in office. Gingrich, on the other hand, is a former Speaker of the House who ran for president in 2012 and initiated the last impeachment effort against a sitting commander-in-chief. Americans didn’t approve of impeachment against Clinton then, they don’t approve of impeachment against Obama now. Plus, Americans are sick of the constant smear campaign that Gingrich has been running against Democrats over the last three decades.

Former President Bill Clinton and former Vice-President Al Gore faired better in the survey, garnering 31% and 37% of the vote respectively. However, both of those numbers are mostly driven by Republicans. 50% of Republicans polled would like the duo to pipe down and go away. Of course the GOP would want these two to fade away. They only represent a decade in which the economy was soaring and the unemployment rate was under 4 percent. The Clinton Administration was also responsible for creating a surplus in the Treasury that the GOP promptly squandered upon stealing the presidency in 2000. I’m sure many conservatives would like everyone to forget how great the economy can be when Democrats are in charge and extreme conservatives are kept on the fringe where they belong.

Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, and Newt Gingrich have overstayed their welcome in the public eye. They repeat the same worn out lies over and over again and get more extreme in their opposition to Democrats every time they speak. Just when you think you’ve seen or heard the last of them, they come out of the woodworks just long enough to remind us all why we rejected them in the first place. So the question is, what will take for them to finally get the hint and leave the talking to the reasonable adults?