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The GOP can't be led by Sarah Palin. But can it live without her? (From Client #9's sidekick)
The Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2010 | Kathleen Parker [WaPo's CINO]

Posted on 11/09/2010 10:58:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Despite its considerable gains in the midterm elections, the GOP has a problem looming in the margins named Sarah Palin.

She who can rouse the base like none other is now She to Whom Respect Must Be Paid. Like it or not.

Many within the so-called party establishment don't quite know what to do about Palin. She's adored by Tea Partyers, to whom she conveniently attached herself as soon as she sensed a shift in the air. A rogue like Palin isn't going to let a rogue movement fill a stadium - or a desert - without her.

She also had some luck with her gambles on midterm endorsements, at least in the U.S. House and a couple of state elections, notably South Carolina Gov.-elect Nikki Haley. Palin's Mama Grizzly shtick, which followed her pit bull-with-lipstick shtick, apparently was effective. She had a less-stellar record in the Senate, with only six of her 11 anointed ones winning.

Thus, Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama recently had the audacity to assert what heretofore had been relegated to whispers behind closed doors: "Sarah Palin cost us control of the Senate."

Bachus, who is likely to replace Barney Frank as chair of the House Financial Services Committee, noted that Palin endorsed some Senate candidates who couldn't possibly win, such as Christine O'Donnell in Delaware...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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This from a so-called "conservative" columnist who, along with people like Peggy Noonan and Christopher Buckley, went all-in for Barack Hussein Obama in 2008. Now she has a very low-rated cable news talk show with slimeball Elliot Spitzer. Jealousy is such an ugly thing.
1 posted on 11/09/2010 10:58:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thus, Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama recently had the audacity to assert what heretofore had been relegated to whispers behind closed doors: “Sarah Palin cost us control of the Senate.”

maybe, maybe not. But she probably gave you the House and all these state legislatures.


2 posted on 11/09/2010 11:04:53 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Many within the so-called party establishment don't quite know what to do about Palin. She's adored by Tea Partyers, to whom she conveniently attached herself as soon as she sensed a shift in the air.

Sounds like some of the PDS Sufferers here on FreeRepublic.

Assigning motive, with no evidence, to try influence others to a negative opinion of Sarah.
3 posted on 11/09/2010 11:04:59 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; 2ndDivisionVet

Zactly. STHU Kathleen ‘wannabe MoDo’..dayum, what a skank.


4 posted on 11/09/2010 11:07:28 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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Whomever wrote this tripe is jealous of Sarah. The writer is a complete wanker wannabe. Get lost.


5 posted on 11/09/2010 11:09:01 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t jump so fast.

Mrs. Palin is a unique phenomenon — maybe ever! — in politics. I have labeled her “Firebrand” in other threads but upon more thought she is more than that.

She defies classification. Her “Everyday plain talk” side draws everyday people — what used to be called “the Silent Majority” — to her and her way of thinking.

There is no question in my mind she learned from her early mistakes and has become a very astute political analyst. And she has the pulse of the Joe Six-pack and Jane Soccer-Mom.

She is a new force of nature.

But no matter what her role is, she is NOT the next President. And a run by her would be a disaster for the Conservative Movement (instantiated by the Tea Party) and its cousin, the Republican Party.


6 posted on 11/09/2010 11:12:52 PM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-Reader: omnipotence at home, impotence abroad (Weekly Standard))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I “conveniently attached” myself to the TEA Party as soon as I “sensed a shift in the air” too. All of us TEA Partiers did!


7 posted on 11/09/2010 11:12:53 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("In God We Trust", everyone else must show proof of citizenship.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Won’t be led by WaPo. That’s for sure.


8 posted on 11/09/2010 11:18:17 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL OR REBEL! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kathleen Parker is a progressive's conservative. She fools some on the right and she writes as if she is a conservative insider. But, the lady hath not a clue.

Sarah Palin is a bell-weather conservative. You can tell how liberals feel about everything just by listening to them describe their feelings for her.

9 posted on 11/09/2010 11:18:21 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She attached herself to the Tea Party? HAH! She has been a leading inspiration of the Tea Party IMHO. She is our voice.

They just don’t get it.


10 posted on 11/09/2010 11:31:13 PM PST by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: Slyfox

The Left loves to have “token conservatives” in their media organs. Far from being someone who sniffs the air and follows trends, Sarah Palin is someone with fixed values, who leads others she thinks are of similar intent. As usual, the Left and its wimpy running dogs can only understand things by projecting their own cynical motives on others.


11 posted on 11/09/2010 11:42:43 PM PST by hellbender
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She's adored by Tea Partyers, to whom she conveniently attached herself as soon as she sensed a shift in the air.

Kathleen Parker, you ignorant slug.

Yes, we all know of the famous Santini rant that sparked the TEA Party movement in Spring of 2009.

Earlier, and more importantly, many millions of us were paying close attention on August 29, 2008, when Sarah Palin was introduced as the Republican VP nominee select.

What we saw that Labor Day weekend and the following week, and then months, and now two years later, has become the growing divide between evil and good in the USA populace, and Sarah Palin just happens to be the wedge selected by the evil left against which to define their (your) own putrid, spiritually dead, semi-existence. By default, the good people lined up behind Sarah Palin. The TEA Parties did come later, but most of them share the same positive vision of the USA as Sarah Palin.

And you, Kathleen Parker, along with Peggy Noonan and some other milquetoast RINOs, chose to come down on the wrong side of history, against good, and on the side of evil.

You chose poorly.

12 posted on 11/09/2010 11:44:22 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Left is worried that Palin is going to pull many women towards the Right. So their MSM will deploy female character assassins against Palin more and more to try to prevent that.

The men, excuse me... the “men” of the MSM will go after Palin with raised eyebrows while the women, ::sigh:: excuse me... the “women” will get meaner and meaner.

13 posted on 11/09/2010 11:57:26 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (posted a total of 1,600 threads and 9,503 replies.)
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To: ari-freedom

Palin endorsed Joe Miller in AK and Christine O’Donnell (last minute) in DE. She did not endorse Linda McMahon in CT or Ken Buck in CO. She endorsed Sharron Angle in NV, but only after Angle had won the primary. She made no endorsement in NV before the primary.

Miller is still trying to pull victory from the jaws of defeat. If he loses, he can blame the Republican senators (except DeMint) who refused to strip his opponent of her committee assignments and gave her legitimacy after she decided run against him as a write-in and he can blame himself for making some bad campaign mistakes. He can’t blame Sarah Palin.

You can blame Palin for O’Donnell if you want, but remember the alternative was a flaming RINO who would have voted more with Democrats than Republicans. Also, the exit polls showed that he too would have lost to Coons. Where was the NRSC in supporting their candidate in DE? Shouldn’t they take some blame for not backing the Republican who won the primary?

Then there’s Carly Fiorina in CA. Yes, many of us would have preferred a different candidate, but most now acknowledge that Fiorina stood the best chance to beat Boxer. With Democrats winning almost everything in CA this year, it’s doubtful that any Republican could have won.

Criticizing Gov. Palin for these losses is like bad mouthing Babe Ruth because he occasionally struck out. If Rep. Bauchus would like a perfect candidate, maybe he should seek out Jesus Christ.


14 posted on 11/10/2010 12:02:23 AM PST by excopconservative
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To: freedumb2003

****And a run by her would be a disaster for the Conservative Movement****

Why?


15 posted on 11/10/2010 12:07:29 AM PST by ResponseAbility (Prepare for battle and never forsake the Lord...unknown)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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16 posted on 11/10/2010 12:17:14 AM PST by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: freedumb2003

Why would it be a disaster ?


17 posted on 11/10/2010 12:20:16 AM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the broad that does a CNN opinion show with the john?

I remember suffering through the commercial for this crap.

The john- “Sometimes we agree, sometimes we disagree.”

Wow, that’s unheard of, John Spitzer. There’s a first for everything if you just wait long enough.

I’ll be sure not to miss it...


18 posted on 11/10/2010 12:21:19 AM PST by chris37
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative; ResponseAbility

Her run for the Presidency would result in the middle thinking that Conservatives are a bunch of stereotypical yahoos.

It doesn’t mean that she hasn’t learned and and that she has become astute. But her being hamstringed out of the gate created a hill too far.

Don’t blame Mrs. Palin. Blame the freaking McCain people who should have kept her away from the limelight until she was well-seasoned and then SEASONED her.

Still today most of America doesn’t understand her and, sadly, her quitting the Governorship (if done for all the right reasons) was the final nail in her political coffin.

Worse, though, is that if she runs, she makes it look like Conservatives are all style and no substance — the very meme the libs would love to have at their disposal.

I now stand ready for the Palinbots to assail me for speaking blasphemy against Their Chosen One.


19 posted on 11/10/2010 12:30:00 AM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-Reader: omnipotence at home, impotence abroad (Weekly Standard))
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To: freedumb2003

Would it be more of a disaster than, say oooh, running Mitch McConnel for president?

No, no it would not, in fact, it wouldn’t be a disaster at all when you compare her to ANY of the GOP leaders, which are whom...I can’t even remember, oh yeah, because there really aren’t any.

Perhaps you can name for me the republican who stands up against the internal enemies of this country in public, vocally. Perhaps you can point out to me the republican who inspires his/ her base. Point out to me the republican that fills events with potential voters.

Who is it?

Better pick someone right now, and get the EFF behind ‘em, because the race started on November 3, 2010 12:01 am, and there AIN’T NO ONE from our side even visible except the lady from Alaska, and the reason they aren’t visible is because they are scurrying crumb feeders living off whatever democrat scraps fall from the table, and they DO NOT deserve presidential support until they PROVE BY ACTION what it is that they stand for.


20 posted on 11/10/2010 12:31:32 AM PST by chris37
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To: ResponseAbility

It’d fracture the conservatives. Palin followers would refuse to vote for a less conservative candidate should Sarah not take the primary. Just look at any thread on FR and you’ll see it already shaping up.

Of course worst case scenario is a Perot situation, (or more recently Murkowski or Crist)...but I think Palin is much too smart to go third party.


21 posted on 11/10/2010 12:49:27 AM PST by dawn53
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To: ResponseAbility

Palin could trigger a civil war in the Republican party and cause Obama to be easily re-elected. There are already tensions building in some of the state governments between Tea Party favorites and establishment Republicans.

The 2012 GOP primary is going to get ugly and dirty. The establishment will do anything it can to sabotage whoever the tea party supports, and then they would hope the RINO could ride the wave to win over Obama. That’s going to be the establishment’s plan.

There is also the question of whether or not independents would ever support someone like Palin. She’s very popular among the Tea Party and much of the GOP. But outside of that, a lot of people are not too sure about her.


22 posted on 11/10/2010 12:49:42 AM PST by jerry557
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To: freedumb2003
I now stand ready for the Palinbots to assail me for speaking blasphemy against Their Chosen One.

- - - - - - - - -

Nothing like inviting flame wars. You posted your opinion. There was no need to insult or bait Sarah Palin supporters. Sheesh.

FWIW, election 2012 will likely be all about repealing obamacare, so have a look at this recent Rasmussen poll:

RASMUSSEN'S POLL: 52% of Voters Say Their Views Are More Like Palin’s Than Obama’s

Whose views are closer to your own? Palin/Obama

Overall: 52/40

Male: 55/37
Female: 48/43
White: 58/35
Black: 5/87
GOP: 84/9
DEM: 14/81
INDY: 59/27
Conservative: 80/12
Moderate: 28/61
Liberal: 14/85

23 posted on 11/10/2010 12:52:41 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: jerry557
The polling data from RASMUSSEN in post #23 is likely a good idea for you to peruse too.

Take special note of the INDEPENDENTS.

24 posted on 11/10/2010 12:56:06 AM 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

>>Nothing like inviting flame wars. You posted your opinion. There was no need to insult or bait Sarah Palin supporters. Sheesh. <<

You are joking, right?

I invite you to attend any Palin thread and say the truth: she is unelectable and a problem.

Then suggest I have somehow “invited” flaming by speaking the bare bones truth.


25 posted on 11/10/2010 1:36:22 AM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-Reader: omnipotence at home, impotence abroad (Weekly Standard))
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To: freedumb2003
I now stand ready for the Palinbots to assail me for speaking blasphemy against Their Chosen One.

No, I wasn't joking. You posted the above and that's flame bait.

You posted "your" opinion and I replied to you civilly and posted a Rasmussen poll that "refudiated" your opinion.

Your opinion, isn't the "bare bones truth." It's merely, "your" opinion.

Rasmussen polled a lot more people than you, for their opinions, but his poll is not set in cement either.

26 posted on 11/10/2010 1:49:23 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: chris37
Better pick someone right now, and get the EFF behind ‘em, because the race started on November 3, 2010 12:01 am, and there AIN’T NO ONE from our side even visible except the lady from Alaska, and the reason they aren’t visible is because they are scurrying crumb feeders living off whatever democrat scraps fall from the table, and they DO NOT deserve presidential support until they PROVE BY ACTION what it is that they stand for.

I couldn't agree with you more!

27 posted on 11/10/2010 2:15:48 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: MtnMan101

The best ever.


28 posted on 11/10/2010 2:36:59 AM PST by JApost
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this “lady” has no clue


29 posted on 11/10/2010 3:36:16 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Team Romney attacked in 2008 ... and 2010 ... for Obama.

Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"


"Kathleen Parker: After Interviews, Palin Should Bow Out"


Kathleen Parker: "Romney would bring more than squeaky clean qualifications
and youthful good looks to the ticket.
Romney would seem a logical choice."


"Parker: Romney raised bar on freedoms"
Kathleen Parker: "If Kennedy's speech was an important landmark in American political history,
Romney's was surpassing. With heartfelt humility and poetic eloquence,
he tracked the nation's struggle with and for freedom."


Staggering bigotry of Kathleen Parker - UPDATED"


“Rove is pushing Romney so aggressively some folks are beginning to wonder what's going on,” grumbled one veteran Republican strategist.”


“Rove has made no secret of his support for Romney as McCain’s VP. ”


"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported:
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.

"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"


Poor sport spoiler Romney doing what he does best:

Novak: "Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign"

Said Novak: "The rumors were traced in part to Mitt Romney's campaign,
trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson
."


"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."

[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]

30 posted on 11/10/2010 4:06:53 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah has already won.


31 posted on 11/10/2010 5:03:48 AM PST by Outership (Looking for a line by line Book of Revelation Bible study? http://tiny.cc/rPSQc)
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To: dawn53
Ultimately, unless all the RINOs have heart attacks over the next 6 or 7 months,the only hope we really have is, not a third party but a replacement party, much as the Republicans were never a "third party." Instead they replaced the Whigs.
32 posted on 11/10/2010 5:51:41 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: jerry557

The Republican Party and maybe the Conservatives may be finished politically when the Republican Party, with lots of Democrat help in the primaries, nominates Romney in 2012.


33 posted on 11/10/2010 5:53:33 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: freedumb2003

It would seem that you enjoy the give and take of a “flame war.” Sometimes it doesn’t happen naturally, though, and you have to write something deliberately provocative. That is a way to get sparks but does not contribute to any effort to convince anyone of anything other than your own penchant for getting a “yelling” match going.


34 posted on 11/10/2010 5:57:32 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: arthurus

I just wish the GOP would admit that Romney’s kind of “republicanism” went out 30 years ago.


35 posted on 11/10/2010 6:35:41 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: ari-freedom
maybe, maybe not. But she probably gave you the House and all these state legislatures.

Which Bachus actually said in the same speech, in which he PRAISED the tea party and Sarah Palin.

His comment about the Senate was in the form of a "yes-but" discussion. Like pointing out a couple of negatives while saying the result was overwhelmingly positive.

Nobody who reads Bachus' entire speech would think he was saying Palin and the tea party should have stayed out of the race. He was a strong supporter of what they did. He simply thinks we could have won the senate, and seems to think we need to do a better job picking conservative candidates who can win.

Not that the candidates were Palin's fault -- she didn't hand-pick the people and convince them to run, and so far as I can remember, she didn't endorse Buck or Angle before their primaries.

36 posted on 11/10/2010 7:29:51 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: excopconservative

He didn’t criticise her; he was praising her and the tea party, and as an aside mentioned that there was a downside to the election, something I think we all agree on, since we don’t in fact have control of the senate.


37 posted on 11/10/2010 7:35:42 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see the Wednesday installments of “Stop Sarah Palin Week” begin with the ever-reliable Kathleen Parker.........

LOL

Who’s due Thursday? I sometimes forget the columnists’ schedules.


38 posted on 11/10/2010 7:40:24 AM PST by TitansAFC ("Mike Pence's Amnesty plan is the '86 Amnesty with a trip home tacked on." - The Heritage Foundation)
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To: excopconservative

“If Rep. Bauchus would like a perfect candidate, maybe he should seek out Jesus Christ.”

Well said my good sir


39 posted on 11/10/2010 7:53:29 AM PST by cull501
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jealousy is such an ugly thing.

I can't quote the exact line (and I admit it wasn't quite this explicit) but in a 2008 anti-Palin column Parker came right out and admitted that Palin gives her husband...um...shall we say, evidence of arousal?

40 posted on 11/10/2010 8:11:23 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: arthurus
Forgive the insulting language, but I must be concise and clear:

Cram it.

All you are proposing is that we give Obama his very own Ross Perot. No thanks. I stand with Reagan and will take the GOP back. We've already started.

41 posted on 11/10/2010 8:17:05 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: arthurus

>>It would seem that you enjoy the give and take of a “flame war.” Sometimes it doesn’t happen naturally, though, and you have to write something deliberately provocative. That is a way to get sparks but does not contribute to any effort to convince anyone of anything other than your own penchant for getting a “yelling” match going.<<

In this case I am not looking for a flame war (although a rollicking one is always fun as long as no one takes it personally).

I want to note the following:

1) I have not suggested that supporters of Mrs. Palin are not smart, etc. I merely think their political calculus returns an incorrect result. Look back over my posts — you will see I have not insulted anyone (given point 2, below).

2) I (accurately) noted that anyone (such as, say, me) who criticizes Mrs. Palin gets flamed pretty badly.

3) I post this out of genuine concern for 2012. Yes, it is my opinion but I base it on some logic, which I post and is rarely refuted. Maybe Mrs. Palin can overcome the deficiencies I note, but no one has said HOW, other than to say “well, she just can.”

I do NOT want another 4 years of the TOTUS-reading fuhrer. It will take us 10 years to undo the damage he has done, domestically and internationally. If he has another 4 years it may take a generation.

Mrs. Palin is not the solution at this time.


42 posted on 11/10/2010 8:54:36 AM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-Reader: omnipotence at home, impotence abroad (Weekly Standard))
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To: CharlesWayneCT

It seems you haven’t recognized a standard formula for what it is.

By which I mean, one of the most common ways to to publicly criticize someone like Palin is to package the criticism in what appears to be praise.

The oldest trick in the book—talking out of two sides of one’s mouth. Progressives love to use this tactic. RINOs and the ruling class in general have also mastered it.


43 posted on 11/10/2010 9:41:42 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: reasonisfaith

And one of the most common signs of a cult is the complete inability to think of anything at all that could possibly be wrong, and a knee-jerk dismissal of any comment that in any way questions the perfection that the cult perceives.

If I say “I love free republic, it’s still the best place for one-stop shopping for news and conservative commentary, although there are way too many vanity and blog posts and people repeating the same story a dozen times”, you think that I’m really trying to trash Free Republic?

Oddly, this is exactly how one describes something they really like but want to make better. We definitely need to do a better job of picking candidates in 2012. That people are upset about someone suggesting this is not a good thing.


44 posted on 11/10/2010 10:07:19 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Mr. Silverback

I stand with Reagan but will not support Romney or any part of the Republican Party if he is the 2012 nominee. If he is the nominee then it’s We Are All Socialists Now! and I will not be part of that. If that happens then there will either be a third party which will probably lose it all or a replacement party which will collect up all the conservatives ans win. When the DNC and the Democrats-as-Republicans give us Romney then I will seriously take stock of my supplies and begin to do what one has to do.


45 posted on 11/10/2010 10:08:17 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: freedumb2003

“She is not electable” is not the truth, it’s just an opinion.

Stating one’s opinion as immutable truth is asking to be flamed.


46 posted on 11/10/2010 10:19:19 AM PST by Truthsearcher
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To: freedumb2003

Thanks for explaining. obviously i think you are wrong. shes going to be fine if she runs and gets the nomination.

America will get to know the real Sarah


47 posted on 11/10/2010 10:21:00 AM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: freedumb2003

‘Mrs. Palin is not the solution at this time.’

You can’t beat someone with no one. Arbitrarily comparing a candidate to a theoretical perfect candidate is meaningless. If you do not favor Palin, who is your candidate. I have not made up my mind, but have some negative criteria:

1) No Congresscritters
2) No one who served in the Bush administration
3) No one east of the Delaware River.


48 posted on 11/10/2010 10:28:54 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
We definitely need to do a better job of picking candidates in 2012. That people are upset about someone suggesting this is not a good thing.

Charles, the floor is yours.

Pick a candidate already (Sheesh!) and let it stand up to the necessary scrutiny.

49 posted on 11/10/2010 10:57:22 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla; freedumb2003
"Mrs. Palin is not the solution at this time."

You can’t beat someone with no one. Arbitrarily comparing a candidate to a theoretical perfect candidate is meaningless.

Amen LCS.

These "concerned" posters lecturing people about their Palin pick, yet they offer no alternative...

50 posted on 11/10/2010 11:01:05 AM PST by FreeReign
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