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Palin Shows She Can Still Capture ‘The Moment’
PJMedia ^ | Saturday May 4, 2013 | Rick Moran

Posted on 05/04/2013 7:07:29 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Political oratory is a dying art form that few are good at and even fewer master. But since her arrival on the national stage in 2008, Sarah Palin has proven to be a practitioner of a very special brand of oratory that has its roots in the plain speaking prairie populists of the late 19th and early 20th century. Fighting established interests, damning the elites who they felt were responsible for the terrible rural poverty of the time, prairie populism swept through the heartland, roiling politics and giving a sense of empowerment to people as they battled the east coast bankers and monopolies.

Palin, who gave a rousing, enthusiastically received speech at the NRA convention in Houston yesterday, has what all good orators have; the ability to capture the moment. There are several elements that make a good orator but one of them is being blessed with the gift of being able to connect in a visceral way with their audience. Palin captures the moment by capturing her audience, speaking to them on a plane that other politicians can’t reach. She holds them in the palm of her hand so that they feel one with her — a bond she obviously shares.

Liberals complain she feeds the resentments and petty biases of her audience. But they miss the point. Palin articulates what ails America largely because all other politicians tip-toe around what the American people are truly concerned about. And she does it in a way that everyone can understand and feel at a gut level.

Republicans have been complaining about President Obama and the Democrats using the Newtown tragedy in a shameless, exploitative way to serve their gun control agenda. But Palin took a different tack:

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KEYWORDS: gunrights; nra; obama; palin; sarahpalin; speech

1 posted on 05/04/2013 7:07:29 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Was there ever any doubt?


2 posted on 05/04/2013 7:15:21 PM PDT by mirkwood
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To: Bigtigermike

3 posted on 05/04/2013 7:15:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Bigtigermike; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Ping to Sarah's Awesome List!

Sarah is out there fighting the Good Fight!


4 posted on 05/04/2013 7:15:55 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Paladin2; Bigtigermike

5 posted on 05/04/2013 7:17:52 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion
"Women Hunt"

I'm game....

6 posted on 05/04/2013 7:20:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Yes They Do!


7 posted on 05/04/2013 7:22:01 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: mirkwood

We need her in Washington DC. If not the White House, the gray House of the VP, or the Senate House, or the House of Representatives. She is a needed voice! Her, Rand, lee, Rubio, and Cruz could do things that would make Obama’s Head spin.


8 posted on 05/04/2013 7:23:55 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Bigtigermike
Palin articulates what ails America largely because all other politicians tip-toe around what the American people are truly concerned about.

She, Cruz and West have the gift, Republicans should be taking notes instead of undermining.

9 posted on 05/04/2013 7:24:11 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

That is because the GOP is part of the problem.....


10 posted on 05/04/2013 7:31:20 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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11 posted on 05/04/2013 7:32:29 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; The Cajun
"Palin captures the moment by capturing her audience, speaking to them on a plane that other politicians can’t reach. She holds them in the palm of her hand so that they feel one with her — a bond she obviously shares. "

That is Beautifully Said!!!


12 posted on 05/04/2013 7:40:08 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Bigtigermike

She stands strong while the RINOs cave again and again.


13 posted on 05/04/2013 8:06:39 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Bigtigermike
Sarah Palin IS the only person I would vote for president that has an R after their name.
14 posted on 05/04/2013 8:12:21 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: toddausauras; All

You mean like how she didn’t finish her term??


15 posted on 05/04/2013 8:29:18 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The Bill of Rights is a suicide pact.)
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To: KC_Lion
B T T T ! ! ! ©

16 posted on 05/04/2013 8:32:28 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: KevinDavis

Seriously, Kevin?
A stupid remark from you of all FReepers.


17 posted on 05/04/2013 8:34:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: KevinDavis

Go back to Salon.com you flaming liberal lol.


18 posted on 05/04/2013 8:34:12 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: KevinDavis

Do you need a hug clever one? Beat it!


19 posted on 05/04/2013 8:43:38 PM PDT by freepersup (Patrolling the waters off Free Republic one dhow at a time.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah’s 2013 NRA speech here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF5He9RTLTU


20 posted on 05/04/2013 8:58:46 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Paladin2

Oh, no! This is the photo that gets some uptight female freepers’ knickers in a twist. But it’s a great shot of a great lady.


21 posted on 05/04/2013 9:14:28 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
They are purely jealous.

Rearrrhhh!, (swipe) ;-).

22 posted on 05/04/2013 9:20:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Absolutely! Feline jealousy has played a huge role in undermining Sarah - as well as some men being intimidated by her extreme good looks.
23 posted on 05/04/2013 9:25:51 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
Quite true.

("Buck up, or stay in the truck". - LOL)

24 posted on 05/04/2013 9:29:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Bigtigermike

25 posted on 05/04/2013 9:32:47 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: miss marmelstein
...as well as some men being intimidated by her extreme good looks.

??

LOL, how does that work?

26 posted on 05/04/2013 9:34:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Paladin2

Whenever I see that photo I just want somebody to spray a garden hose on her for a couple of seconds.


27 posted on 05/04/2013 9:35:32 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
" Movies and television shows are full of scenes where a man tries unsuccessfully to interact with a pretty woman. In many cases, the potential suitor ends up acting foolishly despite his best attempts to impress. It seems like his brain isn’t working quite properly and according to new findings, it may not be.

Researchers have begun to explore the cognitive impairment that men experience before and after interacting with women."

28 posted on 05/04/2013 9:36:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: KevinDavis

When Sarah Palin has a great message and those like you who are infected with Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome try to take everything off message with such things as the “quitter” attack, I say take your box of red herrings and find another sand box to play in.


29 posted on 05/04/2013 9:42:16 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: KC_Lion

My gosh, she is gorgeous and smart as a whip.


30 posted on 05/04/2013 9:43:23 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Paladin2

When a man see’s a pretty woman his IQ drops an average of thirty points. A number of studies back this up. Have you ever been talking on your cell and a hot woman walks by for a moment you forget what you were saying.


31 posted on 05/04/2013 9:43:47 PM PDT by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Blackirish
"Have you ever been talking on your cell and a hot woman walks by for a moment you forget what you were saying."

Try driving and not crashing....

32 posted on 05/04/2013 9:44:49 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Bigtigermike
Went to Drudge and hit the link to the CNN Website about Sarah’s NRA Speech.

If you want to see the unbleached Hatred of the Left, read the Comments. I laugh when I realize who those same Posters Voted for, the Mulatto Marxist and a Pet Rock named Bite Me.

33 posted on 05/04/2013 10:04:50 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Cancer was contagious, they would call it Liberalism...)
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To: Bigtigermike

Tony Lee: Palin Rallies 2nd Admendment Defenders: Never Give Up in Face of MSM, D.C. Ridicule

Posted on May 04 2013 - 9:39 PM - Posted by: | Follow Mary Beth on Twitter!

Breitbart’s Tony Lee has a fantastic write-up of Governor Palin’s speech yesterday at the NRA-ILA:

“The Washington establishment sneers at you and you don’t give up,” Palin said. “The lamestream media just plain doesn’t get you and you don’t give you up, and you don’t retreat.”

Once again, Palin showed why her message not only resonates, but why she is such an effective messenger in an age when the media is fragmented.

Successful politicians are the ones who drive beat writers who cover them crazy by repeating the same lines at every event. George W. Bush, who won two terms as president, was famous for doing that. But in this age, when people do not actually have to go to campaign events or turn on the evening news to hear a politician speak, successful candidates have to not only have a consistent message. They have to have something that keeps audiences interested. With Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, a politician who keeps repeating the same message in their stump speech often becomes stale.

And again on Friday, Palin showed why she is not. She used a tin of chewing tobacco to again mock New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg like she did at CPAC with her Big Gulp. She quoted Shakespeare and securely made fun of herself for being known more for rallying and leading the troops more than discussing Shakespeare at an Ivy League debating society. She usually gets the optics right, like she did on Friday by wearing a “Women hunt” shirt from Under Armour.

But as always, the core of her message did not change. She heartily thanked the audience for their courage, convincing them that she is of them and a fighter for them.

She said “what keeps us optimistic,” “what keeps us reloading,” what “keeps us going” was the spirit of millions of Americans who just do not give up while the elites in the media and political establishment ridicule them for standing up for freedom and Second Amendment rights.

In every speech, Palin does something different, off-script, and unexpected while keeping her core message of free market populism for the working class consistent, ensuring the speech is covered while her message gets delivered to working class Americans who hear these in a way that elites who cover her and the establishment that scorns her do not because they are so removed from America’s working class.

She slammed the mainstream media for not covering Kermit Gosnell’s trial and Hollywood for promoting violence in its movies and using the profits to finance gun-grabbing campaigns. She said both institutions are not responsibly exercising their freedoms and helping freedom destroy itself.

Invoking John Adams and Margaret Thatcher, Palin said freedom will destroy itself if not exercised properly, and she said that is what is happening in Washington.

She said: “So we have to ask ourselves: Are we creating a culture can can live and thrive in freedom?”

I encourage you to read it all.

Also of note are the write-ups by Kevin Scholla and AWR Hawkins:

Looking out over the crowd of NRA members and attendees, Palin said: “As the mother of a combat vet. As an independent Alaskan. As a lifetime member of the NRA, and as an American. This fight is about what kind of people we are.” She said she wants her little son Trig to grow up in a country that remains “exceptional”–a country that is “strong, and good, and decent, and free.”

As she closed, Palin said, “This is a good fight and I’m proud to be part of it.”


34 posted on 05/04/2013 10:11:31 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: KC_Lion

Sarah Palin still looking hot at about almost 50 years old. Amazing. compare to Hillary clintoon


35 posted on 05/05/2013 3:19:48 AM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Lancey Howard
That picture is amazing. and I take it as a sign of what is to come.We need a lady liberty who will protect our freedom and rights like our 2nd amendment

the democrats keep growing government. do they realize that when you grow government that individual rights and freedoms decrease as a result? Don't these democrat goons realize that they are individuals too so why the mad lust to grow government power in these liberal nannys??

36 posted on 05/05/2013 3:24:12 AM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Lancey Howard

Some men are very intimidated by beauty. They act like jerks around pretty girls. Maybe this is something only a woman notices...


37 posted on 05/05/2013 6:07:26 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: onyx

Ignore them... Palin and Cruz are the only two republicans that can be trusted and THAT is why they are hated.

LLS


38 posted on 05/05/2013 6:40:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Paladin2

Men that are comfortable in their own skin do not have these problems interacting with beautiful women.

LLS


39 posted on 05/05/2013 6:43:42 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Blackirish

“Have you ever been talking on your cell and a hot woman walks by for a moment you forget what you were saying.”

I am usually saying, “You will not believe how fine this women is that just walked by me”... ;-)

LLS


40 posted on 05/05/2013 6:45:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
We need her in Washington DC.

YES! For many reasons, Palin is no longer viable as a Presidential candidate. Unfortunate, but that's reality. But I'd LOVE to see a Senator Palin.

41 posted on 05/05/2013 7:04:42 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Democrat_media
Sarah Palin still looking hot at about almost 50 years old. Amazing. compare to Hillary clintoon

Let's look @ the differences and they possible "why's"shall we....

Sarah Runs, Hillary ? What Exercise Program...
* Sarah's protein is mostly organic game from Alaska, Hillary, State diners with mega calories.
* Another speculation on my part? Most gorgeous women I know drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest. Hard to do that fitting around putting out fires after the Arab Spring that went oh so well now didn't Hillary....
* Sarah probably reads the Bible and Prays everyday. Hillary? She wants people to worship her....

And that is just for starters and I am not properly caffinated this a.m. :-)...

42 posted on 05/05/2013 8:08:20 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Bigtigermike

No she can’t. She’s our version of Howard Dean. The exception is Dean realized his 15 minutes were over and he got a job out of the limelight and Palin is running to anyone who will listen to her. She needs to go away.


43 posted on 05/05/2013 8:11:28 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

I’m sticking with Palin, Cruz and the tea party.

The rest of the Rove/Romney/Bush/GOP-E beltway scumbags can go burn in hell.


44 posted on 05/05/2013 8:37:23 AM PDT by greene66
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Foolishness! Wherever Sarah goes, people wants to see and hear from her. They had an overflowing crowd last year and this year at CPAC to hear Sarah speak! Dean can only get about 10 people to see him and most of that comes from his family. You go away with your beloved Jeb Bush and Rubio


45 posted on 05/05/2013 9:15:28 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
No she can’t. She’s our version of Howard Dean.

Go to the DUmp where you belong. Cruz stated that without Palin's support, he would not be in the Senate. I guess that upsets you.

Palin is one of the strongest Conservative voices on the scene.

Is Statist Karl and Statist Bush your choice?

46 posted on 05/05/2013 10:01:41 AM PDT by sand88
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To: LibLieSlayer; Blackirish
“Have you ever been talking on your cell and a hot woman walks by for a moment you forget what you were saying.”

I am usually saying, “You will not believe how fine this women is that just walked by me”... ;-)
How many guys have thought "She is so far out of my league..."
47 posted on 05/05/2013 10:44:08 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: taildragger

* Sarah Palin runs half-marathons while Hillary runs her mouth.


48 posted on 05/05/2013 11:01:31 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: KevinDavis

Kevin,
Since you chose to inject that I wonder if you know why she left her term as governor?

She had accomplished EVERYTHING she said were her objectives when she was running, and the Democraps were trying to bankrupt her with lawsuits.

The only way to stop it and survive financially was NOT as governor. So, very much like George Washington, she GAVE UP POWER instead of craving more.

Now what is your problem with that?


49 posted on 05/06/2013 3:12:42 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: miss marmelstein

That photo gives me a woodie


50 posted on 05/06/2013 3:13:49 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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