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Okay, So You Knew Reagan
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion ^ | 12/2/2010 | William Jacobson

Posted on 12/02/2010 5:54:04 AM PST by Lakeshark

The attack dogs are out, and they're not Democratic.

They are Republicans who "knew Reagan" and play the phony "you're no Reagan" or "how dare you compare yourself to Reagan" or "how dare you put down Reagan," or some variation on that theme, against Sarah Palin.

The latest is Ed Rollins (Palin, I knew Reagan. You're no Reagan.), who just happens to be Mike Huckabee's former campaign manager, doing his best impression of Joe Scarborough, Kathleen Parker and Peggy Noonan.

Okay, so you knew Reagan. His greatness and class obviously didn't rub off on you.

What have you done for us lately?

How many Congressional seats did you help win in the mid-terms, how much money did you raise for non-establishment candidates, what have you ever done in the past twenty years other than run your mouth and put down other Republicans for your own personal aggrandizement?

So the next time those of you who want to tear apart the successful Republican coalition for your own personal fame and ambition want to invoke Reagan's name, don't.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; gopelite; palin; presidentpalin; reagan; sarahpalin
The old guard GOP elite is out to marginalize conservatism. Divisive, and disgusting as usual, invoking Reagan's name while they do so.
1 posted on 12/02/2010 5:54:06 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: onyx; trisham; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445; Brices Crossroads; sarah fan UK; 2ndDivisionVet

I thought this short blog post was a worthwhile read. Have at it.


2 posted on 12/02/2010 5:55:53 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Rollins is an out-of-touch fossil, who doesn’t follow Reagan’s “Eleventh Commandment”: Do not speak ill of another Republican.
He’s obviously hoping that Huck will hire him again, but perhaps Huck will want someone more competent this time around.


3 posted on 12/02/2010 5:58:16 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Lakeshark

Good article.


4 posted on 12/02/2010 5:59:11 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: kittymyrib
I think in this case he knows he's washed up. One of the few things he can do now to get attention from the media is trash Palin.

He coincidentally works for Huckaphony.

5 posted on 12/02/2010 6:00:43 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
and play the phony "you're no Reagan" ...

Exactly. This is merely a phony divisive distraction designed to impugn Sarah Palin. It is anything but Sarah vs. Ronald. Right now, it's Sarah vs. the 'Seven (or so) Dwarfs' for the privilege of the mantle ... "Who Is Most Like President Reagan".

Right now, Sarah stands head and shoulders above Mitty, Huckie and the other retreads from '08.

6 posted on 12/02/2010 6:24:46 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Lakeshark

yep, President Ronald Reagan did an excellent job, in spite of the ‘good ole boys’. It is time for a woman’s (actually a lady’s) perspective and the ‘good ole boys’ can’t help but wet in their pants. ‘good ole boys’ go to the bathroom, and do your business, stop wetting your pants.


7 posted on 12/02/2010 6:28:07 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Right now, Sarah stands head and shoulders above Mitty, Huckie and the other retreads from '08.

She does. Trying to tear her down will be difficult, but they sure are trying. Kind of like a half dozen or so trolls on FR...........

8 posted on 12/02/2010 6:28:12 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Why does Jim allow these counter-productive accounts to remain on FR?

I thought he banned liberals? (I have never seen ANY of them working against Obama)


9 posted on 12/02/2010 6:33:31 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon
I'm not really sure why he allows this.

Particularly when the trolls rarely engage in discussion, rather they push leftist talking points to the point of making everyone throw up.

I attempted to engage one of them nicely along with onyx last night. He never responded to points we made, just kept shifting to insult. This guy thinks of himself as the smartest person on FR, yet can't rebut or discuss a single thing.

I've given up on a few of them.

10 posted on 12/02/2010 6:40:37 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Very succinct, and a good point was made.


11 posted on 12/02/2010 6:53:50 AM PST by Joann37
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To: Nepeta; PowerPro; Irish Eyes; Calif4Palin; Jrabbit; t-dude; bgill; OwenKellogg; maggief; ...
Reminder PING!!!

Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

12 posted on 12/02/2010 7:09:28 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That is SO disgusting. How life has changed.


13 posted on 12/02/2010 7:17:02 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lakeshark

It’s no use. Give up on them all. They’re not worth your time.


14 posted on 12/02/2010 7:35:27 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: trisham; All
Yep, that is what is behind this sudden eruption of Sarah bashing---the GOP grand poo-bahs have organized and are coordinating a nasty public relations campaign (complete with an online component) to try and separate Sarah from her supporters and to preempt any potential presidential campaign.

They are too cowardly to do their own dirty work, so they are using surrogates like Scarborough, Noonan, Parker, and Rollins for the hatchet work.

And taking a few pages out of the Rat's Alinsky playbook, they are also using online operatives to infiltrate Conservative and Republican websites, posting subversive comments as "seminar" posters and/or "concern" trolls.

The GOP poo-bahs consider Sarah more of a threat than Obama, and are perfectly willing to burn the Republican Party to the ground in order to undermine her.

It's both infuriating and pathetic!

15 posted on 12/02/2010 7:36:43 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

It is indeed. We’ve seen this in the past:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1821435/posts

Just sayin’.


16 posted on 12/02/2010 7:41:07 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lakeshark
Governor Palin’s presidential candidacy is a difficult issue for me. While I like her politics and think she would make a good president I also believe she's made some critical errors such as not serving out her term as Governor. I know that she made an honest mistake referring to “south” Korea and agree that the press gives Obama a pass on his similar mistakes all 57 state's worth. But the simple truth is many in America have the incorrect impression that she isn't smart enough to be president. She has to realize that her standard is going to be so much higher than Obama’s that she is going to have to be twice as prepared as he is and vastly out perform him on every issue.

I've been very impressed with the TLC show and think it was a great idea to keep her in the public eye. I can see liberals opposing her on the issues but I just do not understand how anyone could hate the Palins after watching this show. Every episode just reinforces the idea that they are honest, hardworking Americans. There are very few politicians I can picture driving around in an RV and doing some commercial fishing with their families.

For me the difficult part of her candidacy is that while I think she could easily dominate the primary I don't know how she would fare in the general election. I know the media is underestimating her electability but I'm just not sure she can clear the final hurdle. This relentless Palin bashing that many Republicans are doing is suicide for the party. There are plenty of ways for them to disagree with her on the issues without the pettiness and envy that they seem to enjoy. To try and just tear her down ala Peggy Noonan or this latest buffoon just turns tea party voters away from Republicans. Ultimately we still have a long way to go until 2012 and a lot can change. If the economy rebounds sharply it will be very difficult to unseat Obama. On the other hand if it remains weak any Republican nominee may be able to win.

17 posted on 12/02/2010 7:52:55 AM PST by Alcibiades ("First come smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire"--Roland Deschain)
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To: Alcibiades
If the economy rebounds sharply it will be very difficult to unseat Obama. On the other hand if it remains weak any Republican nominee may be able to win.

Your entire post was a good one, very thoughtful. Although I don't necessarily agree with it, it's an honest take on the matter.

I think your last sentence is absolutely spot on. If the economy were to rebound, there is no one who can beat the bamster.

18 posted on 12/02/2010 7:59:45 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
Okay, so you knew Reagan

Oh-oo-oh you think you're special

Oh-oo-oh, you think you're something else

That don't impress me much

Uh-huh, yeah -yeah

19 posted on 12/02/2010 8:00:58 AM PST by fml
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To: Lakeshark
Ha! The bitter wing of the GOP gets a comeuppance. Reagan wouldn't be caught dead in public with these stodgey prigs ...


20 posted on 12/02/2010 8:08:33 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Lakeshark

Very good and right to the point. I guess the so-called establishment didn’t quite get the message in November. We finish the job in 2012 and kick these self absorbed arrogant bastards to the curb where they belong.


21 posted on 12/02/2010 8:11:41 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Alcibiades
While I like her politics and think she would make a good president I also believe she's made some critical errors such as not serving out her term as Governor.

She had no choice if she was going to survive both financially and politically:

Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, And The Cost Of Fighting Chicago Thug Politics

Palin, the Alaska Bloggers and "Ethicsgate"


22 posted on 12/02/2010 8:13:53 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Lakeshark
Ed Rollins is a bottom feeding Halibut who's only loyalty is to whoever is going to provide his next paycheck. I doubt Ronald Reagan would have kind words for him if The Gipper could speak for himself.
23 posted on 12/02/2010 8:26:41 AM PST by McGruff
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To: Lakeshark; Jim Robinson
Yes, if we wanted to argue with liberals and Rinos...we would be traversing KOS, DU, LGF, or HotAir.

Why let Rino’s and liberals spam each thread here??

24 posted on 12/02/2010 8:26:59 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Lakeshark

As for those that knew Reagan, I think Michael Reagan knew his father better than anyone and when Sarah Palin came on the scene as McCain’s running mate he published an article with a title something like “Dad, I never suspected you would come back wearing a skirt.” Michael Reagan sure thought Sarah Palin was another Ronald Reagan.


25 posted on 12/02/2010 8:28:24 AM PST by sockhead (Socialism means equality . . . everyone is equally miserable.)
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To: McGruff; roses of sharon
Ed Rollins is a bottom feeding Halibut

LOL, a great image!

26 posted on 12/02/2010 8:42:48 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: no-to-illegals
It is time for a woman’s (actually a lady’s) perspective....

__________________________________

Please explain in detail exactly why it is time for a woman to be POTUS. It sounds an awful lot like 'it's time for a black man to be POTUS' from a scant few years ago.

And, you do of course realize the irony of somebody with your screen name shilling for a pro-amnesty poltician....don't you?

27 posted on 12/02/2010 8:48:59 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Lakeshark
Particularly when the trolls rarely engage in discussion, rather they push leftist talking points to the point of making everyone throw up.

That's the truth. I don't like trading insults with these people, but sometimes it's all you can end up doing. They're just immensely disruptive and a general downer to the whole board. Some of them just need the zot.

28 posted on 12/02/2010 9:26:41 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: wtc911
ah where to begin...

it's time for a black man to be POTUS' from a scant few years ago.
Although I do not begrudge the will of those who voted,
I, for one, realize Zero is/was a mistake.
btw...I did not vote for Zero.

I do not begrudged women in positions of power. Your post
didn't state such, I realize this. Is four more years
of Zero, when there is a woman who is not Palin in
comparison to all of the men, waiting for the opportunity
to give a woman's perspective, much as a Lady Thatcher
gave a perspective, of the time, she was in office
while President Reagan, also was in office, something to begrudge?
Now I realize I just opened a can of worms, and now the comparison will come
Sarah is no Lady Thatcher.
So what? If Sarah is not given a chance, America will never know.
This time give me a woman's perspective over all the men running.

29 posted on 12/02/2010 9:44:38 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: no-to-illegals
If Sarah is not given a chance, America will never know.

(One is reminded of another woman's words - "We have to pass it to see what's in it.")

This time give me a woman's perspective over all the men running.

(Would "a wise latina woman" count?)

Your position really is silly.

30 posted on 12/02/2010 10:20:48 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: wtc911
first...I recognize and realize no perspective can ever be offered on a board which will satisfy a question for all. I do thank you for saying or typing your mind.

To set the record straight. I have never supported Pelosi nor did I support Sotomoyor.

Thank you for calling me silly. I will admit I am not the sharpest tool in the tool box. In fact, I am quite dull.

I appreciate your opinion and I appreciate your perspective. I sincerely appreciate your post to me. I realize your wish is I defend myself. Been there, done that. I instead choose to defend a woman named Sarah Palin.

I begrudge none who will defend oneself, in the face of overwhelming odds. Sarah has the 'good ole boys' facing what could be called 'overwhelming odds'. Pelosi was not facing overwhelming odds and neither was Sotomoyor. This fact is a fact that cannot be changed.

I will take this chance with Sarah, while I ask for God's will to be done. I realize this may not please those who question why. Mine is a gut reaction. I shall trust God and my gut for and by asking Sarah to Go For It.

Being the sharpest tool in the box, is not always necessary to do the job....btw. I know you know this, and I am not saying the sharpest tool is always the best for the job to be done properly. Have a Great Day. Be Safe.

31 posted on 12/02/2010 10:48:51 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: Lakeshark

I worked for President Reagan, too. I miss him like I miss my dad. What’s your point, Ed?


32 posted on 12/02/2010 11:44:37 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Re: Gov. Sarah Palin: Even the lion has to defend himself against flies. ~German Proverb)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; onyx; Lakeshark; Josh Painter

Old Ed Rollins made a career out of Ronald Reagan’s coattails, so he should know.

I think the tipping point has been reached on Palin-bashing. She is reaching out to a broader and more general audience outside the Fox niche. These will be people who don’t pay attention to politics, and perhaps are only vaguely aware of past attacks on her.

Gratuitous criticism will look like someone is bashing a military mom of a handicapped child, and people will get resentful. In fact, GOPer’s stance toward Palin could turn into a litmus test for RINOism in 2012.

Most seem to have started appreciating the attention and benefits she brings to conservatism, while not necessarily endorsing her as a presidential candidate. Vindictive and personalized attacks, especially in the absence of any direct provocation on her part, are curious.

Palin’s image (positive, happy, constructive middle American woman) is spreading through mainstream and popular media, and the desperate hope that it will turn people against her is not at all certain.


33 posted on 12/02/2010 1:50:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Re: Gov. Sarah Palin: Even the lion has to defend himself against flies. ~German Proverb)
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To: Lakeshark

I like this guy and his blog. No nonsense and he gets right to the point!

Thanks very much for the posting!


34 posted on 12/02/2010 2:07:51 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Lakeshark; roses of sharon

LOL. That one is a piece of work, Sarah hater. Lakeshark is right. I posted a Rasmussen poll to him, a list of links ot her accomplishments and a March, 1980 poll that showed Ronald Reagan trailing Ford and Carter by 30 points, but the “smartest guy on the whole of FR” ignored every factual post to him, preferring to slime Sarah Palin with *his* opinion.


35 posted on 12/02/2010 2:14:09 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: trisham

18,298
:)


36 posted on 12/02/2010 2:15:02 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Lakeshark; Josh Painter; Virginia Ridgerunner; Brices Crossroads; Al B.; ...

Beautifully stated, but the Palin bashing now will seem like rain showers in the Spring time if or when she announces her candidacy.


37 posted on 12/02/2010 2:22:31 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Agreed. It’s only going to get much, much worse.


38 posted on 12/02/2010 2:30:18 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lakeshark

I disagree. If the economy rebounds, I think Sarah Palin is the only one who could beat Obama. She’s on a different plane. Some things in history have happened that seem to have been ordered from on high. More and more I get the sense that she’s one of them. Woe to those that try to hurt her. The worn out catch-phrase, “she’s just like us”, is just not true. She’s different and better than all of us and especially better than the tokyo roves of the world and his fellow beltway strategists/commentators/writers..


39 posted on 12/04/2010 4:51:12 AM PST by JApost
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