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Should Palin Run? Powerful (Ruling-Class) Republicans In Iowa, Elsewhere, Say No, No, No
AnkenyPatch.com ^ | August 31, 2011

Posted on 09/01/2011 6:29:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

As Palin remains unannounced about whether she will run, powerful GOP members outside the beltway say they don't want her in the race.

The theatrics and confusion over Sarah Palin's upcoming schedule probably won't help her standing with Republican activists in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, who already overwhelmingly prefer that she not run for president in 2012, according to a survey conducted this past week by The Huffington Post and Patch in the early primary and caucus states.

Palin had previously announced plans to appear at a Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa, on Saturday, but that has been put "on hold," according to organizers. Separately, Palin announced new plans to speak to another Tea Party rally in New Hampshire on Labor Day.

Iowa's Tea Party of America announced later today that Palin had reconfirmed and will be in Indianola on Saturday.

Last week, our HuffPost-Patch Power Outsiders poll of influential Republicans in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina found two thirds satisfied with the current crop of candidates and only 8 percent offering Palin when asked who else they would like to see run in a follow-up question.

Power Outsiders is a Patch-Huffington Post project that surveys influential Republicans in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshir


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To: meadsjn

I second your prediction!


51 posted on 09/01/2011 7:58:24 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: Envisioning

It’s a parrot. But posting info is always a good thing. :-)


52 posted on 09/01/2011 7:58:48 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: SQUID

Wow! Talk about just BEGGING for the Viking Kitties and probably the biggest ZOT to ever occur on FR. This should be fun. Wish I didn’t have to work today so I could stay and watch the fireworks, but I’ll get back to it tonight.


53 posted on 09/01/2011 8:00:48 AM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: DJ MacWoW

54 posted on 09/01/2011 8:01:10 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Theatrics” and “confusion”? Not from Sarah.


55 posted on 09/01/2011 8:01:30 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MestaMachine

Beautiful!!!


56 posted on 09/01/2011 8:02:09 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If people ever find out what is really going on with our economy, how bad it really is, with our factories and jobs being moved offshore, with our military being in over 100 countries, then they would realize that only somebody unconventional could ever fix things.

Most of the candidates are not going to fix anything over the next 8 years. There is no way any of the other candidates are really going to make a dimes worth of difference. Eight years from now, we will still be in foreign wars, we will still have trillions more debt, the US dollar will be lower than it is, Communist China will become an economic and military super-power, and unemployment will be high and those good paying jobs won’t be coming back.

Only somebody unconventional like a Sarah Palin or a Ron Paul, or a Donal Trump, with a big red pen, could come in and completely turn us away from the certain disaster that lies ahead of us. Only a VERY unconventional President “could” bring back jobs, eliminate the debt, break up OPEC, face down Red China, and once again make the US dollar as good as gold.

Sarah probably knows that nobody else is going to do the job that needs to be done, but at the same time, I doubt that Sarah being President with Secret Service protection will be good for Sarah’s family.


57 posted on 09/01/2011 8:03:20 AM PDT by CGalen
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To: Envisioning

I like that, “Please, don’t feed the Trolls.”


58 posted on 09/01/2011 8:03:46 AM PDT by old school
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To: SQUID




A nightstick the size of a telephone poll and the muscle to wield it effortlessly!
WATCH HER FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!

"Mr. _resident, GAME ON!" APRIL 16, 2011

59 posted on 09/01/2011 8:05:17 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Well they already have their candidate. I think his name is Lyndon Baines Perry or Rick Connolly.”

You need to learn your Texas political history better. While LBJ was a flaming lib, John Connally was a conservative Democrat when he was governor (mid/late 60s) at a time when there was virtually no organized GOP in the state. He was as conservative as any governor before or since. He later switched to the GOP and had a brief run for prez.

From wikipedia: “..was reelected in 1964 and 1966 when he obtained 72% of the vote. During his period of office he was associated with increased spending on education and the library system. He is also credited with developing Texas as a tourist destination. Connally, who was a right-wing member of the Democratic Party, was involved in a long-term dispute with the more left-wing Ralph Yarborough..”

So, if you mean to compare Goodhair with John Connally, that would be a plus for Goodhair.

Now tell us who you are gonna be for if Sarah doesn’t run.


60 posted on 09/01/2011 8:05:48 AM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: SQUID
She doesn’t even know what the roll of the VP is

I bet she knows the difference between a "roll" and a "role", genius.

61 posted on 09/01/2011 8:06:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: old school
Old School, I respect you. Do you know why? You were respectful to me. That is Honorable.

Old School, here you go my friend.
1) She achieved nothing in academia.
2) She has no clue about economics, she simply regurgitates the lines she was coached to say.
3) She has no clue on foreign policy and foreign policy has the greatest economic impact on our nation.
4) She quit as governor.
5) She hasn't seen a war she didn't like, which is a contradiction to the spirit of the framers regarding foreign entanglements.

War will bankrupt America. Mark my words, you have not seen anything yet in terms of economic hardship here if we keep projecting our global military empire on debt. The only people that will benefit are the damned bankers and Palin doesn't seem to mind.

Neocon: For the most part I am a conserv ative but not the new version which includes wars on all fronts and all parts of the world. I don't believe America should be in the business of nation building. I don't think that is democracy at all. It is militarism.

I don't think Palin’s religious beliefs should be a part of our foreign policy with respect to Israel and such. This puts America in grave danger.

62 posted on 09/01/2011 8:08:28 AM PDT by SQUID
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To: MestaMachine
PREFECT ©

63 posted on 09/01/2011 8:08:32 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: old school
I like that, “Please, don’t feed the Trolls.”


64 posted on 09/01/2011 8:09:21 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Yes...YES....YES!!!!!
65 posted on 09/01/2011 8:14:03 AM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: SQUID
"hahahaha You follow an idiot that quit as governor, didn't even do well in school, has no experience, complete idiot as far as foreign policy goes, complete idiot as far as economics goes. Who is the fool? yeeeehaaa! Nice"

Hey, if you want to live in a cage with a sign that says "FOOL" posted on the bars, complain to your mama if people throw peanuts at you.

I wanna go see the tigers :)

66 posted on 09/01/2011 8:17:08 AM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: secondamendmentkid
I saw Connally on the presidential campaign trail in Birmingham. Walked away feeling like I needed a shower. A mean spirited, vile man.

As opposed to Reagan who I had seen a couple of weeks earlier. There was no comparison.

67 posted on 09/01/2011 8:19:42 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Aria

We need Sarah to become president because she is the only one I see with enough b$$ls and brains to get done what needs to get done!


68 posted on 09/01/2011 8:21:31 AM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: tarotsailor

Here is an example of the mental midget’s mindset and why he hates Palin. (Think JEEWWWSS!!!)

Palin-hatred, and what it shows
Monday, January 24, 2011 11:55:05 AM · 21 of 33
SQUID to 2ndDivisionVet
America is in danger if Palin is elected because Palin espouses all out war with “the enemies of Israel” due to her twisted biblical beliefs. America should not be used as a biblical tool to do “God’s work” as Palin puts it. Im sick of people ignoring this.

Palin doesn’t represent Christianity like people think she does.
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Best to ignore it.


69 posted on 09/01/2011 8:22:54 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: ken21

Wednesday evening BOR, Dick Morris and Karl Rove, for openers, were poster boys for that very attitude; with all their sage pronouncements why she can’t win and shouldn’t even run.


70 posted on 09/01/2011 8:28:09 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: SQUID
"The neocon Sarah doesn't have the intellectual capacity nor the experience to run the country."


That explains why a lot of conservative activists do not want to see her run.
71 posted on 09/01/2011 8:32:17 AM PDT by rob777
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To: Tucker39

i’, so tired of bill o’reilly!

my wife insists on watching him and his herd of moo cows.

but we watch not in real time, so that we can speed through.

karl rove is an old woman. vengeful, hateful.

dick morris i like better because he’s not hateful.


72 posted on 09/01/2011 8:32:57 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: SQUID
2) She doesn’t even know what the roll of the VP is

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Who did you say was an idiot?

73 posted on 09/01/2011 8:33:47 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MestaMachine

Very nice!


74 posted on 09/01/2011 8:35:34 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: carjic

Exactly right. Of course, we all know these ‘outside the beltway’ types really are the ‘inside the beltway’- AND that they would rather Palin endorse their candidate. But as Palin said, there isn’t anyone in this race so far that she can get behind heart and soul. They’re crazy if they think she’s going to give a half-assed endorsement to any of them before the RNC.


75 posted on 09/01/2011 8:36:54 AM PDT by rintense (ABO can KMA.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

To me, the title conveys the problem “RULING CLASS Republicans”, and that is EXACTLY why I want her to run and will vote for her. I am fed up with these wannabe kings and rulers. I am looking for a public servant.


76 posted on 09/01/2011 8:38:07 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: rob777
That explains why a lot of conservative activists do not want to see her run.

No. It only shows ignorance of her record as governor an a bad habit of buying MSM drivel.

REAL info at Post 44

77 posted on 09/01/2011 8:40:37 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: SQUID

You sound like a broken record.


78 posted on 09/01/2011 8:47:18 AM PDT by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus is LORD)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“I bet she knows the difference between a “roll” and a “role”, genius. “


Ya, that’s a good one!


79 posted on 09/01/2011 8:47:47 AM PDT by CGalen
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To: SQUID; don-o

You should watch out partner, even though the theme here is free discourse in primaries..if the perfect storm hits you will get the zot..and after 11 years.

And this thread is teeming with those who live to see that bolt hurled at Sarah Palin detractors.

I disagree with your appraisal of her and do think you ought to clarify why you do not support her specifically and whom you do support in all fairness.

But...you’ve been warned...if it matters.

What are the bolt posse gonna do if Sarah does not run...where can they then go to have sport?

Boy how this forum has twisted and turned editorially since 99...no wonder I got cervical arthritis


80 posted on 09/01/2011 8:48:25 AM PDT by wardaddy (I will vote for whomever my dog tells me to)
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To: eCSMaster

Yeh, and she worked and paid for it.


81 posted on 09/01/2011 8:50:45 AM PDT by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus is LORD)
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To: SQUID

Welcome back, pissant!


82 posted on 09/01/2011 8:57:53 AM PDT by fantail 1952 (They don't make 'em like Reagan any more. Now it takes a woman to do a mans job!)
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To: SQUID

What do you have against religion?...This country was founded by Christians (Founding Fathers). I know that and I’m a foreign born.

AND, Governor Sarah Palin has more brain than, Obama, Clinton put together.

Be careful who you call idiot. Go check the bible and see what Jesus says about it.


83 posted on 09/01/2011 8:59:04 AM PDT by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus is LORD)
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To: wardaddy; SQUID
wardaddy! Is this erudite political discourse?!

Post 11

Post 33

Post 39

84 posted on 09/01/2011 8:59:18 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: SQUID
Your picture.

Hint, you're not the squirrel.

85 posted on 09/01/2011 9:25:01 AM PDT by McGruff (Why settle for second best.)
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To: SQUID; All

It's playtime.


86 posted on 09/01/2011 9:30:05 AM PDT by McGruff (Why settle for second best.)
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To: DJ MacWoW; SQUID

What are you talking about? Those posts clearly indicate that he’s the Niccolo Machiavelli of Free Republic.


87 posted on 09/01/2011 9:32:13 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham; SQUID
You insulted Machiavelli!

The truth is that he alienates the very voters Perry needs. That's not genius.

88 posted on 09/01/2011 9:36:10 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: SQUID

What do you mean she didn’t achieve anything in academia? Are there certain academic credentials every candidate should have? Does that mean someone who doesn’t have a college degree wouldn’t make a great president? That would probably eliminate anyone who, like my son, chose a military career over college.

Who’s coaching Palin about economics and what has she said that gives you that clue?

Why do you say she has no experience in foreign policy? How many candidates do at this point? It’s one thing to travel to foreign countries (0bama lived in Indonesia which theoretically gives him experience but that hasn’t worked out so well, has it) and another to meet & negotiate with foreign leaders.

I’m not even going address the quitting issue. It’s been explained over and over. If you don’t understand her reasons (whether you agree or not) it’s just not worth rehashing.

What wars are you referring to? There isn’t a mother on the planet with a son who is/has served who likes war. That doesn’t mean some aren’t necessary. What has she said about war that lead you do believe she loves war?

How do the bankers benefit from war? Usually people who object to war cite the military industrial complex. Has that changed?

What religious belief does Palin have that makes Palin’s support of Israel more dangerous than any other president we’ve had prior (except for the current occupant)? This country supports Israel for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with either country’s faith. What has she said that has led you to believe she wants some kind of Holy war?

Palin may be a lot of things but even people that don’t support her don’t think she’s a neocon (well maybe the Kos Kids and DUmmies). That’s a new one on me!

Cindie


89 posted on 09/01/2011 9:46:44 AM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Palin is coming, and the TEA Party is coming with her.”

Amen to that.

Title of article should read “RINOs fear Palin”.

We surround them, and they know it.


90 posted on 09/01/2011 9:51:30 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: SQUID; Jim Robinson; TheOldLady

Run, Sarah, Run!

Is that thunder I hear?


91 posted on 09/01/2011 9:54:37 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: Smokin' Joe; SQUID
Well, at least (according to his homepage) squid believes in government internvention in favor of folks who rent rooms in residences, ala "boarder protection." You gotta give him that -- he DOES have some compassion for folks who can't even afford to rent whole apartments or homes.

I mean, let's be fair to the guy.

;^)

92 posted on 09/01/2011 10:06:45 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: SQUID

“.....complete idiot as far as foreign policy goes.....”

I believe that Sarah Palin is the only (soon to be) candidate that gets invited by various foreign countries to speak at their political events, because, even if you won’t, they recoginize Sarah as a major force in US politics/world politics.

Squid???? Say isn’t that an invertibrate that spews ink when it’s scared? Your screen name was well chosen...... Run along now little fish before a big fish comes along and devours you.....ink and all........


93 posted on 09/01/2011 10:07:18 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (Palin/West 2012)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

YES, YES, YES


94 posted on 09/01/2011 10:14:19 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Should Palin run?

Sean Hannity put that question to a pro-Republican crowd of regular folks in Ames, Iowa:

Sean Hannity in Ames, Iowa asks, "Do You Want Sarah Palin To Enter The Presidential Race?"

95 posted on 09/01/2011 10:22:51 AM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“I saw Connally on the presidential campaign trail in Birmingham. Walked away feeling like I needed a shower. A mean spirited, vile man...”

I actually spoke with the man personally once or twice and worked for his campaigns against Smilin’ Ralph who was trying to take over the mechanisms of the party. I found him to be an honest and congenial man and a solid conservative so I disagree with your personal analysis of him, but to be sure, he was no Ronald Reagan.

You failed to back up your comments “mean spirited, vile man”. And you failed to describe your plan B if Sarah doesn’t run.


96 posted on 09/01/2011 10:29:11 AM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: SQUID

You’ve been freeping for a long time but I see a zot in your future. Best stop the baiting.


97 posted on 09/01/2011 10:37:12 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: secondamendmentkid
I'll skip that vote and move on down the ballot. Perry is nothing more than another southern hack politician hiding behind a Bible who will change nothing of substance.
98 posted on 09/01/2011 10:40:20 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: SQUID

I just don’t know how you do it. Your posting history reveals you are quite the pious one, except for when you are insulting your opponents for their lack of intelligence, which is most of the time. What I don’t understand about it is how you can labor so hard at a proper understanding of the covenants, yet you blissfully ignore the weightier matters of Christian life, such as loving one’s enemies, speaking truth in love, loving justice, and speaking with grace. As another here has already reminded you, Jesus specifically instructs us against calling one another fools. You decry war but you plant the seeds of war with your senseless insults. You revile Palin as somehow less than Christian for believing God still cares for Israel in their unbelief (see Romans 11), yet you resort to the markedly unchristian practice of using false accusation and slander to diminish her.

For example, her intelligence has been objectively verified and even admitted by her opponents. She was an honors student in high school, she was recently praised by one of her college professors as one the best student writers he ever taught, and her prowess as Alaska’s governor was put on display for all the world to see in those 24,000 emails recently released. My dad was a professional educator for over 40 years, and he worked with the very bright and the very dull and all the rest of us in between, and he would often tell me that one of the surest guides to true general intelligence was language capacity. Palin has it, and it is simply not honest to borrow untrue leftist slanders to the contrary as a means of diminishing her.

The “quitter” meme is also a false accusation, if somewhat more subtle. It is an implied attack on her character without a factual justification. My good friends here on FR too often respond to the charge by immediately listing the valid reasons for her resignation. But its really the premise that’s the problem. If you quit smoking, are you a quitter? Sure you are, and a good thing, too. Have you ever quit a job? More than once? Doesn’t that make you a quitter too? Or does it sound different when applied to you? Why? Because you no doubt had good reason to quit what you quit. Or not. But Palin isn’t allowed to show her reasons. You are, but she isn’t. You know what the Biblical word is for double standard? Hypocrisy. What does your version of the Bible teach about God’s opinion of hypocrites? Because in my version, it gets pretty ugly.

One more thought before I go. Our word Devil comes from the Greek word diabolos. You know what that means in English? To slander. Put that in your conservative good ol boy pipe and smoke on it for a while, if you catch my drift.


99 posted on 09/01/2011 11:21:39 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Springfield Reformer; onyx

Wow! Beautiful post!


100 posted on 09/01/2011 11:31:48 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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