Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Did she save the Republican Party?
Posted on 09/09/2011 8:15:24 AM PDT by techno
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I do not see Palin going 3rd party.. I believe Palin deserves much credit and gratitude for rejuvenating Republicans, inspiring and working hard to influence the 2010 elections..Yup... and Yup...
The GOP belongs to her now. The ruling-class RINOs just haven't figured it out yet.
It is far more likely that the RINOs will form their own third-party of "moderates" sometime after the 2012 election, when their predicament becomes obvious.
PS - A "moderate" is simply someone with no core beliefs and no firm principles. They are always willing to compromise because they believe in nothing except their own personal advancement.
She was very helpful...as were a bunch of other folks. Jim DeMint was great too. But nothing, nothing compares to the influence of the Tea Party (and that is NOT the property of Sarah Palin or any other politician) and the folks who showed up at Congressional Town Hall Meetings all across the country. Pelosi’s response to those meetings helped too.
I agree, but with one minor issue ... what was that meeting with Donald Trump about a few months back? Trump continues to make 3rd party noises from time to time ... we all can agree that such a quixotic effort on his part would undoubtedly lead to Zero's re-election.
Sarah needs to get out in front of any connection to a 3rd party run, whether it's her own or anyone else's, including Trump's.
Don't be a quitter...be a fighter! I'm not going to let the likes of Rove and McCain drive me out of my party! Screew them. Primary every single RINO ikn every election. Truth be told the RINO's in congress aren't as big a probles as are the RINO's in the voting booth who keep pulling the lever for the goodies they get from their PET RINO's!
LOL...you’d think so.
I just don’t think she is 3rd party inclined.
Who knows what that meeting was about?
She really scares the “permanent political establishment.” The “permanent political establishment” goes beyond politicians. It includes bureaucrats and even pundits like George Will, Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter for whom having Beltway friends is more important than being conservatives.
The STINK from obama has done more to help than anything or any one person
You tell us. Weren't you around then?
I do not think she will do that but between the troubling lunch with Trump and his constant drumbeat that if he is not satisfied with the nominee, he may do something, it gives pause.
It will assure the reelection of Obama.
I don’t remember, do you? Was she born in a manger in Bethlehem?
I believe Palins speech at the RNC Convention in 2008 marked the beginning of the Tea Party. She lit a fire in Conservative hearts that evening and has been stirring the embers since.
On the whole, her endorsement track record was very high, in terms of wins, but that did include some fairly "safe" picks as well.
More intangibly, her writings, speeches, and interviews help shape and frame the debate. While some excoriate her for "bumper sticker slogans", the fact is that she helped take some issues that the pundits were tying to gloss over with complexity and restate them in simple language that people just "get". Of course there wasn't anything named a "death panel" in Obamacare, but that term got people to realize what a bureaucratic panel who decides what treatments patients can and can't get pretty much amounts to it.
But how much did that quantitatively help? It's impossible to say. The TEA Party was energized -- did she add enough additional energy to make the victory larger? I think she did, but again, it's all subjective.
I also don't think there has been a successful effort to diminish Palin's contributions. Even those GOP folks who aren't going to support her for President almost always qualify it with something like "she'll do more good doing what she's doing in rallying the troops and raising money".
It never ceases to amaze me that people who have spent the last few years trashing Palin (like you) are now bent out of shape whenever Rick Perry, patron saint of open borders and illegal immigration, takes any criticism.
FWIW, my opinion is that Donald Trump likes Palin and should Sarah Palin get the nomination, she'll have Trump's support. On the other hand, if someone else gets the GOP nod, I wouldn't be surprised to see Trump run as an independent.
Jesus is the Son of God, Joseph wasn’t His father
Better brush up on your snark.......
"If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and that's what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it. ... "Moderate" (according to EPU) Ronald Reagan
Reagan was not ALWAYS willing to compromise.
He had a firm set of core beliefs and principles.
Romney does not.
CFR-Ric does not.
Where, exactly, does it say that’s Reagan’s definition of a moderate?
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