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Sarah Palin Divides The GOP Elite
Atlantic Online ^ | Dec 10 2009 | Chris Good

Posted on 12/11/2009 4:27:20 PM PST by USALiberty

Sarah Palin may draw ecstatic crowds in "real America," but among Republican insiders in Washington, she's not so popular.

National Journal's annual Insiders Poll issue will come out Friday, but we've got some early results; the most interesting finding is how many GOP insiders and members of Congress listed Palin as one of their least favorite members of the party.

Palin was the top response when 85 GOP strategists and insiders were asked, "Which voice in your party would you most like to mute?" 28 percent listed Palin; Republican National Committee Chairman Michael came in second, with 12 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: nomorerinos; palin; realamerica; sarahpalin
There can be no better compliment for Palin than this: "among Republican insiders in Washington, she's not so popular."

In other words: She makes the RINOs squirm. Good!

1 posted on 12/11/2009 4:27:20 PM PST by USALiberty
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To: USALiberty

Good for Sarah. I hope those “RNC insiders” develop a serious case of heartburn over her.


2 posted on 12/11/2009 4:30:28 PM PST by Ron H. (I believe in and practice the 4 Gs : God, Guns, Guts and Garden and OBTW, Obama LIES.)
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To: USALiberty

Seems to me that the Republican “elite” are so out of touch with their base that it would probably be better if they just all head out of town anyway


3 posted on 12/11/2009 4:31:06 PM PST by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: Ron H.

NO RINOS! Palin in 2012! She’s the only one I trust to NEVER turn into a RINO.


4 posted on 12/11/2009 4:31:52 PM PST by USALiberty
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To: USALiberty

You can tell Sarah isn’t about to give any of these folks job during her campaign or listen to their voices advice from afar.


5 posted on 12/11/2009 4:32:02 PM PST by techno
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To: USALiberty

It is very good news


6 posted on 12/11/2009 4:32:04 PM PST by GeronL
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To: USALiberty

Who was doing the asking?


7 posted on 12/11/2009 4:32:26 PM PST by GeronL
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To: USALiberty

Since the GOP no longer seems to listen to the PEOPLE, perhaps that is a GOOD thing.


8 posted on 12/11/2009 4:34:20 PM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: left that other site

The GOP elites will get their comeuppance in 2012.


9 posted on 12/11/2009 4:36:10 PM PST by TennTuxedo
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To: USALiberty
"You are either with us or you are with the terrorist inside the beltway crowd"
10 posted on 12/11/2009 4:37:10 PM PST by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
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To: USALiberty

I would like to find a complete list of RINOs so I can start campaigning AGAINST them.


11 posted on 12/11/2009 4:37:53 PM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: USALiberty

100% of Rebel REpublicans want to Mute Rinos.

Pray for America’s Freedom


12 posted on 12/11/2009 4:41:48 PM PST by bray (Palin can see the White House from her Porch)
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To: USALiberty
Ha! The Republican insiders, RINO's, elite's, aren't so popular with the voters.... but Sarah is and that's what matters. Go Sarah!!


13 posted on 12/11/2009 4:43:13 PM PST by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/user/GloriaJane)
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To: USALiberty

I think of Ms. Palin as a conservative rather than a Republican. If that means a third party... So be it.


14 posted on 12/11/2009 4:43:31 PM PST by popsmoke
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To: USALiberty

I don’t recognize anyone as “elite”. A few fat cats appointed themselves to royalty status but I’m not impressed!


15 posted on 12/11/2009 4:43:43 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: USALiberty

Excellent. I rue the day these weasels jump on the Palin bandwagon, as they will because they like gravy trains more than priciples.


16 posted on 12/11/2009 4:44:48 PM PST by militanttoby
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To: popsmoke
I think of Ms. Palin as a conservative rather than a Republican. If that means a third party... So be it.

I agree. I will never vote for RINOS again!
17 posted on 12/11/2009 4:44:54 PM PST by USALiberty
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To: USALiberty

Funny, she seems to be uniting and igniting the base.


18 posted on 12/11/2009 4:47:35 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: USALiberty
Way to go Sarah!!

Run for Prez on the Consrvative/Tea Party ticket. When the momentum becomes so huge, the GOP will have no choice but draft her or form a coalition to bring the Tea Party into the GOP.

19 posted on 12/11/2009 4:47:52 PM PST by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: USALiberty

Sarah is grassroots, the biggest nightmare there is for establishment Republicans. She is everything they aren’t and attracting support they can never have. She represents what most Americans think, what most Americans want, while establishment Republicans are so embedded in the corrupt system they can’t extricate their heads from big government butt. I prefer Sarah’s viewpoint.


20 posted on 12/11/2009 4:51:53 PM PST by pallis
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To: USALiberty

So Sarah isn’t popular with the RINOS...GOOD..more reason to vote for her. Screw the RINOS and screw the GOP, if the GOP doesn’t want to listen to US we will make them listen to us. I don’t give one dime to the Republican party, they abandoned their Conservative principles a long time ago. I support Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann because those two women have more balls then the men in the GOP. Why do they want them to shut up so badly, why, because they are not kissing Obama’s ass. Is the GOP that fearful of being called a racist that they won’t even go after Obama, its a damn shame that the GOP has turned into a bunch of sissies


21 posted on 12/11/2009 4:53:07 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: USALiberty

These pathetic elites don’t realize that a big part of Palin’s appeal is that she isn’t one of the elite, and doesn’t seem to listen to them. Besides, it doesn’t look like any of them were even brave enough to give their names, which means that they are cowardly, worthless wimps.


22 posted on 12/11/2009 4:54:10 PM PST by euram
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To: AlexW

Wow, that Atlantic post at Ambinder’s is NOTHING BUT GOOD NEWS!

The Beltway crowd despise her. This is just like Goldwater and Reagan.

Time to lead the Revolution from Below, Sarah!

Best,

Chris


23 posted on 12/11/2009 4:54:26 PM PST by section9
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To: USALiberty

I hope she’s taking names.

These phonies will try to worm back into her inner circle if she succeeds.


24 posted on 12/11/2009 4:55:49 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Victor
Run for Prez on the Consrvative/Tea Party ticket. When the momentum becomes so huge, the GOP will have no choice but draft her or form a coalition to bring the Tea Party into the GOP.

Exactly!

A third party, or for that matter four or five parties, is the only external force that is going to correct the incest in Washington DC.

Think the Media will fight tooth and nail to deny voice to those external forces?

25 posted on 12/11/2009 4:56:32 PM PST by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: Finalapproach29er

AMEN!! I hope she is making friends with GREAT, CAPABLE CONSERVATIVES that shge can call on to be in her Cabinet or Advise her....She can’t win unless she has great people that know how to get good things done and where the bathrooms are.


26 posted on 12/11/2009 5:06:38 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: USALiberty

The “GOP Elite” hijacked the traditional GOP. It is Palin’s duty to take the party back.
The RINOS can form their own party.


27 posted on 12/11/2009 5:21:11 PM PST by citizencon
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To: USALiberty

The shine of the elite is fading to tarnish when exposed to the harsh chemistry of old truth


28 posted on 12/11/2009 5:27:21 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: USALiberty

I’d say those rinos won’t be there to enjoy an inspired conservative comeback.

The winds of 2010 are getting stronger by the day!


29 posted on 12/11/2009 5:52:13 PM PST by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: USALiberty
There can be no better compliment for Palin than this: "among Republican insiders in Washington, she's not so popular." In other words: She makes the RINOs squirm. Good!

Exactly! Those country club Republicans are the problem with the Republican party. Those country club Republicans are a bunch of hypocrites. They don't give a damn about the hard-working people who make up the core of the Republican party.

30 posted on 12/11/2009 6:05:45 PM PST by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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