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Letter: Palinís GOP too far-right for me
The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Rob Sarnowski

Posted on 02/13/2012 8:02:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Did you ever think that perhaps “conservat­ive enough” by Sarah Palin’s standards might be too far right for the rest of us Republican­s and independen­ts?

Most of us are not wealthy and are neither racist nor homophobic. We are not all evangelica­l Christians. We are merely commonsense people, most of whom have faith in God, but respect people who do not share our faith (we pray for them rather than judge them); we believe strongly in fiscal restraint, less government intrusion in our lives, a fair taxation system and an agenda that is not only without discrimination but also includes all people regardless of their race, religion, sexual preference or economic status.

We “RINOS,” as we have been labeled by the far-right commentators, are the Republican Party, too.

If the eventual nominee of the GOP is not “conservative enough” for Sarah Palin or the Tea Party to endorse, then perhaps it is they who are not listening.


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To: Springfield Reformer

Uh, depends on what "ninja" means...

41 posted on 02/13/2012 11:23:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unfortunately, he’s a pathetically typical Illinois Republican. We’ve been playing footsy with left so long we are them. As a party, that is. Kind of a large scale version of the Stockholm Syndrome.


42 posted on 02/13/2012 11:23:47 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But isn’t that the ninja aura glowing over your head? I know ninja have auras cuz I’ve seen ‘em on the cartoon network...


43 posted on 02/13/2012 11:29:23 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Dear Rob,
Pound sand!

Thanks,
-The Cajun-

44 posted on 02/13/2012 11:40:23 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...not wealthy and are neither racist nor homophobic.”

“...we believe strongly in fiscal restraint, less government intrusion in our lives, a fair taxation system and an agenda that is not only without discrimination but also includes all people regardless of their race, religion, sexual preference or economic status.”

Based on that description of what the author’s kind of Republicans are, they should fit in nicely with Sarah’s Republicans and the Tea Party. We are neither racist nor homophobic, though some of us don’t shy away from calling homosexuality a sin. We may mock the homosexual agenda and those pushing it, but certainly no more than they mock our culture.

We don’t discriminate between people, unless they are liberals. People of all races are welcome, as are people from all religions. (We do ask that Muslims don’t blow people up, and follow our justice system over sharia). Again, we don’t care about people’s sexual preferences, so long as they don’t seek to get in our face with it, or change customs that have been in place for thousands of years. Rich and poor, come one come all. This poor soul has some ignorant perceptions of Sarah’s conservatives. But never mind, he probably never considered voting for anyone but Obama, and maybe Oromney.


45 posted on 02/14/2012 1:29:58 AM PST by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When you live in a fantasy world on the Unicorn Farm, there is no star to steer you ship by and no virtue to set your course.


46 posted on 02/14/2012 1:58:14 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
If most Rep voters really feel this way; our country is in deep trouble.

I don't think I'd say most, but a fairly large number of them do. These are the McCain voters of 2008 and the Romney voters of today.

My wife's family is full of them.

Freepers who spend all their time in the 'bubble' run the risk of being the conservative equivalent of Pauline Kael. . . . "I just don't see how McCain could have won the nomination. Nobody I know voted for him!!!"

47 posted on 02/14/2012 4:20:10 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

>>...If most Rep voters really feel this way; our country is in deep trouble....<<

Bad news — Who do you think gives Romney all those votes and the giant gobs of campaign cash?

For sure, we’ve got our work cut out for us.


48 posted on 02/14/2012 4:37:33 AM PST by jaydee770
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To: Notary Sojac
“Freepers who spend all their time in the ‘bubble’ run the risk of being the conservative equivalent of Pauline Kael. . . . “I just don't see how McCain could have won the nomination. Nobody I know voted for him!!!” “

Good points and worth considering. I really hope we are not that much of a minority. We have a lot of work to do.

49 posted on 02/14/2012 6:17:29 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We “RINOS,” as we have been labeled by the far-right commentators, are the Republican Party, too.

... albeit In Name Only.
50 posted on 02/14/2012 10:31:31 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: LibLieSlayer

There are a lot of this type of “Republican” in the Chicago area, which is why we got Mark Kirk for a Senator. Many of these liberals, in this area, though, never actually were Democrats. They are “cultural” Republicans, voting that way because their parents and everyone in their suburban social circle votes that way, just like some people are “cultural” Catholics but not practicing.


51 posted on 02/14/2012 5:23:46 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Springfield Reformer

Well, the Illinois Republican Party knows it has two choices: pander to collar county RINOs and be willing to compromise on anything and everything, or permanently lose control over every aspect of state government. For politicians, knowing what their priorities are, that isn’t a choice at all.


52 posted on 02/14/2012 5:30:07 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Tell them that if they do not get their heads out of their arses, there will be no culture left!

LLS


53 posted on 02/15/2012 4:28:23 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rob’s Facebook page reveals that his interests include “anarchy” and he links to The Huffington Post - I think we can get by without his particular demographic.


54 posted on 02/15/2012 9:25:25 AM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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