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Palin. (Scales Fall from Red State Eyes)
Red State ^ | July 14, 2011 | Ben Howe

Posted on 07/18/2011 12:36:26 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

It’s been almost three years since I, along with many others, was introduced to Governor Sarah Palin. In that time we have been saturated with coverage of her and just about everybody on the left and the right, has had the opportunity to get to know who she is and what they think of her.

At least that’s what I thought.

(snip)

I thought she hadn’t gotten a fair shake in the media, but I felt confident that I could see through the bias and that I understood who she was, what she had done and what my opinion would probably be about her going forward.

I was entirely incorrect.

(snip)

I pride myself on my ability to know when something is baloney, almost instinctively. On Sarah Palin, I was so incredibly hoodwinked that the one word that my wife and I agreed described how we felt after watching it, was shame. Yes of course invigoration, satisfaction and all the other things you experience when watching a good film, but about how we had handled our vetting of Mrs. Palin, shame was the word that best described it.

Shame for not bothering to look up her record. Shame for not reading her story. Shame for turning the channel when she came on the tv. Shame for not listening to people that we had a great deal of respect for like Andrew Breitbart, Tammy Bruce, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

As Breitbart points out in the film, the greatest shame is that while this woman was savaged to degrees you may not even realize yet, some of us sat back and let it happen.

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: elections; obama; palin; redstate; sarahpalin; undefeated
Shame at Red State.
1 posted on 07/18/2011 12:36:30 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: The Iceman Cometh; Norm Lenhart; Springfield Reformer; conservativeforpalin; Brices Crossroads; ...

PING!


2 posted on 07/18/2011 12:38:06 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Sarah Palin 2012 or bust


3 posted on 07/18/2011 12:38:45 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That’s why they use propaganda because it works. Even those who think they can’t be deceived - are! Solution is - turn off the media.


4 posted on 07/18/2011 12:48:35 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Game changer indeed ...


5 posted on 07/18/2011 12:49:23 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: presently no screen name
Solution is - turn off the media.

And imprison the Marxists.

6 posted on 07/18/2011 12:51:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Palin is the real deal! Everyone else is toast and tomatoes!


7 posted on 07/18/2011 12:52:54 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Navy Patriot

You know, we (as a country) used to recognize them (Marxist/communists) as the enemy and fight actual wars against them.


8 posted on 07/18/2011 12:55:47 PM PDT by GlockLady (Right is right even if nobody else is doing it. Wrong is wrong even if everyone else is doing it.)
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To: presently no screen name

Point well taken, but how do we account for those people of good will who do get deceived? Why them and not us? We both have access to the same flow of data. What makes the difference?


10 posted on 07/18/2011 12:58:48 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

>> but about how we had handled our vetting of Mrs. Palin, shame was the word that best described it.

I understand the intrinsic hatred for Palin by the Left, but the systemic ignorance depicted by Howe is simply astonishing especially where it involves Sarah’s fellow Alaskans.


11 posted on 07/18/2011 12:59:24 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

DUh. There is a simple litmus test for people in the public eye.

IF big media likes someone, the person is a crazed liberal piece of sh!t. If they demonize them night and day, they are upstanding, conservative citizens that love and support America.


12 posted on 07/18/2011 1:01:08 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Rich21IE
We just don't feed them, the prison collective farm does, and they work on the farm. If they make their quota, they get to eat some, if not, well......

the local chamber of commerce can set the quota, after listening to any complaints from the convicts.

13 posted on 07/18/2011 1:06:35 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: presently no screen name

“That’s why they use propaganda because it works. Even those who think they can’t be deceived - are! Solution is - turn off the media.”

You’re right. People should turn off their t.v. I turned off my t.v. set over a month ago and I haven’t missed it one bit. Now, I’m thinking about getting rid of the programming subscription and save some money there too. I get my news from alternative media on the Internet. I recommend people try turning off their t.v. at least for a short time. I bet they won’t miss it either.


14 posted on 07/18/2011 1:07:37 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: subterfuge
Liberals' three most hated Republicans (not in any order):

1. George W. Bush
2. Rudy Giuliani
3. Sarah Palin

15 posted on 07/18/2011 1:08:49 PM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“...........this woman was savaged to degrees you may not even realize yet, some of us sat back and let it happen.”

I started to compose insults directed at FR PDSers and decided it just wasn’t worth my time.

I simply want Sarah Palin to become our next ‘real’ President. I simply want our country back and I want this nightmare to finally end.


16 posted on 07/18/2011 1:09:37 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Gator113

“I simply want Sarah Palin to become our next ‘real’ President. I simply want our country back and I want this nightmare to finally end.”

It’s going to take effort on our part. Freedom is never free.

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Ronald Reagan
40th president of US (1911 - 2004)


17 posted on 07/18/2011 1:19:28 PM PDT by GlockLady (Right is right even if nobody else is doing it. Wrong is wrong even if everyone else is doing it.)
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18 posted on 07/18/2011 1:20:59 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Gator113

True. A law of diminishing returns applies. Beating back misinformation and disinformation is one thing. But spending forever trying to disentangle an entrenched PDSer from their delusional thinking is a waste of perfectly good and billable time.


19 posted on 07/18/2011 1:22:56 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: GlockLady
You know, we (as a country) used to recognize them (Marxist/communists) as the enemy and fight actual wars against them.

Contact your Congress persons and demand they Reinstitute the House Committee on Un-American Activities We are fighting the enemy within.


20 posted on 07/18/2011 1:33:00 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: magritte

Dick Cheney should replace Giuliani on your list.


21 posted on 07/18/2011 1:36:59 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know.)
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To: Art in Idaho

and:
To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last—but eat you he will. –Ronald Reagan


22 posted on 07/18/2011 1:49:10 PM PDT by GlockLady (Right is right even if nobody else is doing it. Wrong is wrong even if everyone else is doing it.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I think the Gov has got what it takes to unravel this mess we’re in...and undo all the baloney that’s been going on the last few years!


23 posted on 07/18/2011 2:17:12 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: The Bronze Titan
Palin is the real deal!

Y'know, I've been unhappy with some of Palin's pronouncements and tactics the last couple years. If I heard about 'Mama Grizzlies' one more time, I thought I'd scream. But, in the end, though I've tried to get excited about Cain and then Bachmann, I can't help but hope that Palin runs.

24 posted on 07/18/2011 2:50:54 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Keynes said, "In the long run, we are all dead." It was the only thing he ever got right.)
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To: presently no screen name

>> “ Even those who think they can’t be deceived - are!” <<

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But mostly, those that wish to be deceived are.

The con man never cheats the honest man...


25 posted on 07/18/2011 3:16:43 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: FlashBack

The extraordinary success that Sarah achieved as Gov were BIG issues - not the small stuff like “school uniforms”.

Sarah has the intelligence, values, will power and sheer strength to be a GREAT president and to save America and our Constitution!


26 posted on 07/18/2011 3:20:31 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Springfield Reformer

We are smarter than they are and don’t just read the headlines or allow ourselves to be told what to think....


27 posted on 07/18/2011 3:30:32 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Sarah! UNDEFEATED! VINDICATED!
Congrats to Red State for finally waking up to the truth. Better late than never!


28 posted on 07/18/2011 3:33:03 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: BwanaNdege

You might want to add Rummy to that list as well.
I love ‘em all and everyone else who gets under their skin and messes with their little minds.


29 posted on 07/18/2011 3:37:23 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Wow, just wow.


30 posted on 07/18/2011 3:53:04 PM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: BfloGuy
I know you're sincere in your comments, so all I suggest is that you follow and stay posted to the website below, and you'll see why I 'believe' that Palin 'will' run.

I will go out on a limb and say that it will be mid to late August when she publicly announces. I will also speculate and say that it will be at the end of her West Coast Bus Tour at some 'rally' (maybe?). Just guessing here.

http://conservatives4palin.com/

31 posted on 07/18/2011 6:12:31 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: All
the greatest shame is that while this woman was savaged to degrees you may not even realize yet, some of us sat back and let it happen. Many on this forum are guilty of that. I tried to counter some of the local misleadings, but I did not do enough. I am guilty too.
32 posted on 07/19/2011 3:54:36 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: Cincinna

Yes, definitely Donald Rumsfeld!


33 posted on 07/19/2011 7:36:23 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know.)
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