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Love Or Hate Sarah, She’s The Best Pick For RNC Chair
Andrew Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 11, 2010 | Andrew Marcus

Posted on 07/11/2010 11:39:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In tracking the response to the launch of the site and petition to draft Sarah Palin for the Chairmanship of the RNC, we have seen varied reactions ranging from enthusiasm, to curiosity, to skepticism, to racist bigotry, to deafening silence.

One common denominator in near uniformity, however, is the consensus that Michael Steele is, at best, ineffective as Chair of the RNC for one or more of the following reasons.

Steele V. Limbaugh Praising ACORN’s Bertha Lewis Steele Doesn’t Know If GOP Ready To Lead RNC chairman doubts GOP will win back the House this November Republican National Committee spent nearly $2,000 at West Hollywood strip club Voyeur Harsh Criticism [Of Steele] Is Based on Race Michael Steele: GOP “Has Not Been the Most Welcoming” to Immigrants (Video) …Update: Polls Prove Steele Wrong Michael Steele’s Unwinnable War RNC has still not been reimbursed for the $2,000 spent on entertaining donors at a lesbian/bondage nightclub in West Hollywood.”

The only questions remaining are when to replace Michael Steele, and with whom?

As to when, some people suggest that it should not be until the end of his current term. For our position, please see the petition:

THEREFORE, We, the undersigned, submit that Sarah Palin, as soon as is practicably possible, ought to replace Michael Steele and take over the reins as Chair of the Republican National Committee.

As to who, the answer can only be Sarah Palin. Why? Notwithstanding the reasons we have outlined here and here, it is because she will raise more money and command more control over the media narrative than ANY other Republican in the field. Seating Sarah would also set the Progressive-Democrats on their heels, forcing them to ratchet up their vile PR smear campaigns.

The problem for the Progressive smear machine, and they know it, is that the jig is up. More and more Americans are becoming aware of the Alinksy song and dance the Progressives have been running. Their charges of racism and labels of stupid and evil grow less and less effective every day.

The advantage for the Right is that the Progressives have no other strategy than to go vicious, so the Left will likely double down on the tactic. Doing so will only expose them as hypocrites when it comes to their claim of righteously elevating the narrative above cheap personal attacks, and working to solve our nation’s problems.

Who more than Sarah Palin can inspire the Left to so publicly display their ugliness and contempt for American civility?

Other names have been floated as potential replacements for Steele, and for a variety of reasons, as terrific as any of them are, none of them is as qualified for the position leading into 2012 as is Sarah Palin.

Fred Thompson – Should have been elevated to President. He could raise money and inspire people (i.e., deliver the Tea Party), but he doesn’t have the ability to own the media cycle like Sarah does.

Mitt Romney – Need we say more than Romney Care? If we must, he doesn’t have the ability to own the media cycle like Sarah does, and likely wouldn’t be able to raise as much as either Thompson or Palin.

Liz Cheney – We are very big fans of her, but again, she cannot possibly raise more money, or own the news cycle like Sarah can.

Karl Rove – He is not the appropriate choice for leader of this organization. Karl is a gifted strategist and adviser to the leaders of organizations. In that capacity, he could be very helpful to the RNC.

There is nobody who can raise as much cash, and affect as much of the media narrative, all while exposing the Left, as can Sarah Palin. That makes her the perfect candidate to replace the current lame-duck Chairman.

If you agree, please sign our petition to Draft Sarah Palin for RNC Chair.


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2012; democrats; fredthompson; jourbalism; palin; pds; sarahpalin; waronsarah
I like the idea of Senator Fred Thompson as RNC Chair and leaving Governor Sarah Palin to what she's been doing. Has any former RNC chair ever become president? I seem to recall former President George H.W. Bush in that position, but I'm not sure of it.
1 posted on 07/11/2010 11:39:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As I mentioned when this was posted earlier, about an hour ago, why would she deliberately sideline herself? Why would she go along with people who want to sideline her? What the RNC needs is someone who is low profile and effective, in the mold of Haley Barbour. The RNC chairman’s function is to get Republicans elected, not to make statements and take controversial positions on public policy.


2 posted on 07/11/2010 11:43:10 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I like the idea of Senator Fred Thompson as RNC Chair and leaving Governor Sarah Palin to what she's been doing.

I agree, at least as far as Sarah Palin is concerned. She needs to continue speaking for herself, and not tied to a RNC position. Fred Thompson would be good, seeing he's no longer active in politics, but his friendship with McCain is a little troublesome to me.

3 posted on 07/11/2010 11:43:28 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: Politicalmom; jellybean; Josh Painter; ejonesie22; papasmurf; Bobbisox; DesScorp; thefactor; ...

Ping!


4 posted on 07/11/2010 11:43:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
GHW Bush was Party Chair back in the mid-70s.

Thompson's clearly the best person for the job, in my estimation. But, I think he'd rather act, for whatever reason. Party Chairman is tough, demanding job.

5 posted on 07/11/2010 11:43:58 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: La Lydia
Why would she go along with people who want to sideline her?

I agree. The problem with the RNC chair today is that he's far too outspoken and often laughably so. Her taking the position and using it properly would effectively muzzle her. We need her independence.

6 posted on 07/11/2010 11:45:43 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d like to see Fred doing more than he’s doing...that’s for sure. Plus, I’d like for him to STOP doing those stupid commercials for REVERSE mortgages. He’s losing some major credibility due to those ads.

With that said... it’s hard for me to comprehend why he didn’t get more support during his bid for the Presidency.


7 posted on 07/11/2010 11:48:22 AM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never happen; makes too much sense.


8 posted on 07/11/2010 11:49:52 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NO, NO, NO. Leave Sarah free to do what she wants, where she wants and how she wants. One of her biggest strengths is that she is a private citizen, communicating via facebook, twitter and personal appearances and however else she deems appropriate. Right now, she is helping conservatives, not necessarily the GOP. Under McLames’s thumb she was very constrained...now she's free and I trust her instincts.
9 posted on 07/11/2010 11:51:15 AM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, or is it Mr. Stone or Mr. Woody? Whatever, you're under arrest.)
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To: OldDeckHand
Thompson is retired except for occasional speeches and some limited acting.

The cold, hard facts are that the position of RNC chairman usually leads you on to a better job as a used car salesman, process server, or maybe even Governor of a poor Southern state.

The DNC chairman usually does little better ~ McAuliffe lost a lot of money trying to get a job as Virginia Governor, and former Governor Howard Dean of Vermont could probably run for Governor again ~ but I don't think he cares for the job.

Rarely does a RNC or DNC chairman show up in the top 10 political commenter but several of them have become Postmaster General!

I think the move into RNC chair would permanently remove Sarah Palin from any future she might have as a Republican.

10 posted on 07/11/2010 11:51:18 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: La Lydia

Ditto and ditto. This is a transparent attempt to get her to “sit down and shut up”, as RNC Chair she’s have to embrace some policies she doesn’t personally support, regurgitate the “party line” rather the speaking her own mind, and give up the ability to generate substantial income for her family.

Anyone who takes this suggestion seriously doesn’t have a clue.


11 posted on 07/11/2010 11:53:12 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: nagdt

I’m a loan officer with a Federally Chartered Bank who does mortgages in all 50 states and DC. What’s wrong with seniors over 62 years of age taking out a portion of their equity to use as they see fit? With a reverse mortgage they have no further payments and get to keep the home until the passing away of both borrowers (in the case of a couple). No loan product is beneficial for everyone, but many older people have limited retirement income.


12 posted on 07/11/2010 11:54:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: bigbob
Anyone who takes this suggestion seriously doesn’t have a clue.
13 posted on 07/11/2010 11:55:30 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please Sarah DO NOT bite on the Piece of rotting flesh that IS the “RNC”! They SUCK!


14 posted on 07/11/2010 11:55:37 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I dont like this idea at all. I like Sarah free to distinguish between conservatives and RINOs.

As for Mitt, I wouldn’t mind him at the RNC instead of on the presidential trail. He has proved himself a genius at raising money.


15 posted on 07/11/2010 11:57:27 AM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: bigbob; La Lydia
Anyone who takes this suggestion seriously doesn’t have a clue.

Sorry for that mixed up reply. I must've used the wrong html tag. Here's what I wanted to say...

Anyone who takes this suggestion seriously likely wants her gagged.

16 posted on 07/11/2010 11:57:53 AM PDT by bcsco (First there was Slick Willie. Now there's "Oil Slick" Barry...)
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To: OldDeckHand
That “Fred is lazy” meme is about as old as the “Sarah is stupid”, “she's a quitter” or “her daughter got knocked-up” crap that the jourbalists peddle. Nobody is successful in three fields (law, politics and Hollywood) by being lazy, and anyone with a room temperature IQ knows it!!
17 posted on 07/11/2010 11:58:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The democrats would be very happy if Sarah took any position but the one she should choose, and thats to be POTUS.

Hilary already has her flying monkey’s out doing dirty deeds, gonna be the catfight of the century with Sarah Palin going against Hilary Clinton.


18 posted on 07/11/2010 12:01:14 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"That “Fred is lazy” meme is about as old as the “Sarah is stupid”, “she's a quitter” or “her daughter got knocked-up” crap that the jourbalists peddle. "

I didn't mean to imply that he was lazy, or that I think he's lazy. But, he was on the View a few weeks ago as well as the Daily Show, and he made it pretty clear his political life was over, at least to the extent of doing it every day.

I just don't think he wants the grueling hours it takes to be a successful Party Chairman.

19 posted on 07/11/2010 12:02:01 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: bcsco; pissant
I agree.

The RNC Chair would be a great spot for Pissant’s buddy - Duncan Hunter, Sr. I tease Pissant a lot, but on this I am as serious as a heart attack.

20 posted on 07/11/2010 12:03:31 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: OldDeckHand

Thompson took Peter Graves place doing “reverse mortgage” commercials, so I would say his political days are over.


21 posted on 07/11/2010 12:06:24 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Best pick for President... not gonna work beltway fags.

LLS


22 posted on 07/11/2010 12:25:08 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Love Or Hate Sarah, She’s The Best Pick For RNC Chair!

AGREE!


23 posted on 07/11/2010 12:26:01 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh
It's amazing how popular an idea this is with the ankle biters, of which you are a charter member. It also illustrates what a dumb move this would be for Sarah Palin.
24 posted on 07/11/2010 12:36:21 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: La Lydia

As I mentioned when this was posted earlier, about an hour ago, why would she deliberately sideline herself?


Putting Sarah Palin as RNC Chair would be like hooking up your prized race horse to haul the milk wagon. Someone like Pawlenty might advance himself and the party there.

Those who want Sarah for RNC Chair want her to add another resignation to her resume. She would have to resign by early 2011 if she wanted to run in 2012.

No one seems to be proposing Romney for RNC Chair. He is very good at supporting RINOs and that’s what the RNC does best.


25 posted on 07/11/2010 12:37:27 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mrs. Plain is needed in the White House


26 posted on 07/11/2010 12:51:52 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: freespirited

Not bad! Mitt could e very useful at the RNC, and that would eliminate him as a primary opponent to Sarah.


27 posted on 07/11/2010 1:04:18 PM PDT by Elsiejay (.)
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To: bwc2221
“It's amazing how popular an idea this is with the ankle biters, of which you are a charter member. It also illustrates what a dumb move this would be for Sarah Palin.”

Only those living in fantasy land would believe Sarah Palin could be our next President. Heading the RNC is the best she can do. Perhaps she could get a few moths to fly out of your wallet?

I can't tell you how impressed with Sarah Palin’s endorsing and campaigning for McPain. LOL! You can't have it both ways and why not all are thrilled with her. Heck, you are blind and don't see it.

28 posted on 07/11/2010 1:21:23 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: bwc2221
“It's amazing how popular an idea this is with the ankle biters, of which you are a charter member. It also illustrates what a dumb move this would be for Sarah Palin.”

Only those living in fantasy land would believe Sarah Palin could be our next President. Heading the RNC is the best she can do. Perhaps she could get a few moths to fly out of your wallet?

I can't tell you how impressed with Sarah Palin’s endorsing and campaigning for McPain. LOL! You can't have it both ways and why not all are thrilled with her. Heck, you are blind and don't see it.

29 posted on 07/11/2010 1:21:28 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like the idea of Senator Fred Thompson as RNC Chair and leaving Governor Sarah Palin to what she’s been doing. Has any former RNC chair ever become president?

I think you might be right. Any talk of Palin for RNC Chair is probably an attempt to derail any chance of her run for POTUS.


30 posted on 07/11/2010 1:27:48 PM PDT by freedomfiter2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If it's not broke don't fix it..Steele is doing a find job and even with his offending the left and some rights he has nunads.Sarah is doing what she does best why fix that? Reading between the videos I believe Sarah will run and she will fix all of obozo unexperince quagmires real quick!
31 posted on 07/11/2010 1:38:25 PM PDT by FreeperDoll
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

no.

Now they are trying to buy Palin off with this dead end job, they are getting really scared.


32 posted on 07/11/2010 1:51:51 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: bwc2221; nmh

I’m not sure I really understand the opposition to this idea.

I’ve been a Palin supporter pretty much from the get-go, and I’ve said for quite some time “if not prez, I want to see her running the RNC.”

Why is that a bad thing? I always believed that to be a position of rather large influence in the party. Who better than a conservative like her, with her fundraiser ability, to guide our slate of candidates?


33 posted on 07/11/2010 2:10:25 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: excopconservative

No one seems to be proposing Romney for RNC Chair. He is very good at supporting RINOs and that’s what the RNC does best


A thousand times BUMP!


34 posted on 07/11/2010 2:35:38 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: workerbee

Why is that a bad thing? I always believed that to be a position of rather large influence in the party. Who better than a conservative like her, with her fundraiser ability, to guide our slate of candidates.


She is operating OUTSIDE the RNC to deliver the goods she wants delivered.

The only way this would work is if every other member of the RNC resigned and Sarah was to pick every successor.


35 posted on 07/11/2010 2:40:10 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another stupid idea.
The clowns who think she is unqualified, or needs more "seasoning" do not have her or the nation's best interests at heart.
Palin is the ONLY Republican taking on the Obama neo-communist regime.
36 posted on 07/11/2010 3:57:46 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: txhurl

No one seems to be proposing Romney for RNC Chair. He is very good at supporting RINOs and that’s what the RNC does best


I support Romney for RNC Chair. “They” keep throwing her name out there thinking it will take hold. She’s much too smart for them. She’s fought too hard to get to where she is , taking the RNC would be about ten steps backwards.


37 posted on 07/11/2010 5:01:43 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: Facebook fast approaching 2 million members!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, I agree with a post I saw on NRO... I think Fred Thompson would be pitch-perfect for the job.


38 posted on 07/11/2010 5:10:40 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think it’s a question of Fred being lazy. I think it’s a question of him being a guy who’s accomplished one heckuva lot in his life and now wants to take it easy and spend time with his incredibly hot wife.


39 posted on 07/12/2010 6:00:31 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: All

Sarah Palin would be great as RNC chair as it will be a bully pulpit to reign in the RINOs and to rally the conservative base.

It will also keep her from running for president in 2012 and that is a good thing too as she was proven to be unelectable in 2008.


40 posted on 07/15/2010 7:27:55 PM PDT by Sixgun Symphony
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