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OK, so it's not going to be Sarah Palin in '12 ... (Left counting their chickens a bit early?)
Salon's War Room ^ | January 13, 2011 | Steve Kornacki

Posted on 01/14/2011 2:53:17 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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Did Stevie and Jonathan watch the same video that I did? I found it to be one of the best speeches she's ever made and she reminded me a little of Margaret Thatcher. BTW, the comments are some of the best examples of PDS/Palinoia that I've seen in a while, and I read a LOT of these articles, so that's saying something.
1 posted on 01/14/2011 2:53:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

9 percent unemployment and a million foreclosures a year would end any ones presidency.


2 posted on 01/14/2011 3:00:04 AM PST by Fred (Suspend All Immigration Until Unemployment is Reduced to 5%)
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To: Fred

If they didn’t have 98% ofthe press, 60% of the bloggers, 100% of the ISP/Search Engines, Facebook, academia, Hollywood, Broadway, Silicon Valley and the entire federal government in their corner...


3 posted on 01/14/2011 3:04:00 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I agree,oh and did you see Special Report last night.

Jonah Goldberg allied himself with famous Palinphobe Charles Krauthammer against RUSH LIMBAUGH!!!

Along with his own anti-Palin drivel lately I think we can put another ersatz conservative in the RINO column—not because he ain't conservative but because he is stupid and we don't need those.

Picking a fight with elRushbo—whatta dunce.

4 posted on 01/14/2011 3:07:52 AM PST by Happy Rain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These liberals greatly fear Governor Palin, and are paranoid and rabid in their fear. - I doubt she will even run, and I don’t blame her. If a solid conservative expresses a desire to run, I don’t think she will expose herself and her family to the horror that the Obamaites will heap on her. Obama knows his leftist constituency and their “useful idiots” will automatically do his dirty work for him. What passes for “journalists” in this country for the most part is a disgrace. - Palin answered the charges they had been leveling against her for days on end and answered them well and with inspiration. Many in this country bought a bill of goods with Obama; now his power is becoming set in stone by his enablers and those they influence.


5 posted on 01/14/2011 3:13:35 AM PST by Twinkie (LEFTIST FREE SPEECH O.K. - CONSERVATIVE FREE SPEECH NOT O.K.)
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To: Happy Rain

If nothing changes, it will be anybody but Obama. I don’t care how much they kick and scream. Everyone will have a very good chance, including Palin.


6 posted on 01/14/2011 3:15:19 AM PST by Charles Bronson Forever
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have not heard a Positive report on Sarahs Speech in the Main stream media including Fox,the Establishment ,good old Boys Club has it in for her. I feel the same way you do about the Speech but this woman is never going to make it,her problem is she is the exact Candidate The Country needs,she Threatens Both sides! That is why she doesnt have a Chance,even if there are a lot of ordinary Hardworking Americans that want to see her run,she will be savaged by BOTH sides,I dont Know how you overcome that,even Ronald Reagan Had one side working for him.


7 posted on 01/14/2011 3:27:38 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Twinkie
We are on the road to retake the Senate and WH in 1012. The Left is in disarray and degenerating in to uncharted territory of Fantasy that even the normally docile and unaware public can see.
8 posted on 01/14/2011 3:36:20 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are you sure this isn’t satire? It’s making me laugh out loud at the writer’s stupidity.


9 posted on 01/14/2011 3:38:34 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, I think some of these folks doth protest too much.

It’s just odd. Why all these articles about she can’t, she won’t, she’ll never? It reads more like wish fulfillment than political analysis.

We Catholics have a saying about papal elections: “Go in a Pope, come out a Cardinal.” If pundits are under the impression that their solemn pronouncements on front runners and viability speak for the electorate they are sadly mistaken. The nation is much larger than they are.


10 posted on 01/14/2011 3:39:23 AM PST by Claud
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Vulture like. People are killed and its all about the horse race.


11 posted on 01/14/2011 3:51:20 AM PST by 03A3
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is a decent orator and a mediocre speech writer but eveytime he speaks, the media gush over him like it was Hitler at Nuremburg. Even the conservative media this time which is highly disappointing.


12 posted on 01/14/2011 3:52:48 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: ez

The RINO media are afraid of being seen as bigoted racists, which is why we’ll probably have Mitt Romney as our nominee next year. I’ll write you a postcard from a tropical island if that happens.


13 posted on 01/14/2011 3:54:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: Twinkie

I am beginning to doubt she runs, either...the country really doesn’t deserve her.


14 posted on 01/14/2011 3:55:01 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ViLaLuz

Want to read something that’ll make this column look sober, non-partisan and reflective?

http://usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/82025


15 posted on 01/14/2011 3:56:20 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had been more of a DeMint or Jindal supporter, until this week. What I saw from the dispicable left, and how Sarah responded has made me reconsider. The liberal loons are masters of creating unintended consequences.


16 posted on 01/14/2011 3:58:25 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: who knows what evil?

I don’t think she is running.


17 posted on 01/14/2011 3:59:29 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barfo-Rama!


18 posted on 01/14/2011 4:00:12 AM PST by Bullish
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They will viciously attack any republican nominee we put up.


19 posted on 01/14/2011 4:03:51 AM PST by jersey117
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We could really make liberals heads explode if we could convince Rush to run.

;^)


20 posted on 01/14/2011 4:03:59 AM PST by Bullish
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To: Fred
9 percent unemployment and a million foreclosures a year would end any ones presidency.

Milk has jumped over a dollar in the past few months and gas should be breaking $4 a gallon very soon.

There are more unemployed than during the great depression and the number of foreclosures you mention exceeds the percentage during the 1920's and 1930's. OTOH, if he's intentionally trying to destroy the economy, he'll well on schedule to do so.

21 posted on 01/14/2011 4:04:16 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Twinkie
What passes for “journalists” in this country for the most part is a disgrace.

To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, the man who knows nothing is better informed than the man who knows only what passes through the mouth or pen of most "journalists". The only thing you'll read in the newspapers or hear on the evening news that is reliable is the advertisements.

22 posted on 01/14/2011 4:08:13 AM PST by Spartan79 (Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietam servitutem.)
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To: catfish1957

I’m sure there are many like you. It’d be funny if enough of them are in say, Iowa, South Carolina, Florida or Ohio. LOL


23 posted on 01/14/2011 4:08:58 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw last Saturday as an out and out declaration of war on conservatism. Time to close ranks.


24 posted on 01/14/2011 4:20:17 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Claud

Exactly right.
Wish fulfillment instead of analysis.
Classic Freudian projection.
All these pieces present themselves as thinking SO FAR AHEAD
and presenting a desired scenario in all its details, that you just know they come from a place deep inside the Left psyche that has already figured out the actual scenario for the future is likely to be OPPOSITE to the one they want.
They get all their pathetic prognoses wrong, because they’re not interested in objectivity, just taking momentary comfort in living in the future they’ve already concocted for themselves. These are people who can NEVER take it “one day at a time”.


25 posted on 01/14/2011 4:24:24 AM PST by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: Claud

Exactly right.
Wish fulfillment instead of analysis.
Classic Freudian projection.
All these pieces present themselves as thinking SO FAR AHEAD
and presenting a desired scenario in all its details, that you just know they come from a place deep inside the Left psyche that has already figured out the actual scenario for the future is likely to be OPPOSITE to the one they want.
They get all their pathetic prognoses wrong, because they’re not interested in objectivity, just taking momentary comfort in living in the future they’ve already concocted for themselves. These are people who can NEVER take it “one day at a time”.


26 posted on 01/14/2011 4:24:37 AM PST by supremedoctrine (Come closer. I want to get a better look at you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin will make a mark and do a lot of damage to the Demonrat machines and they know it. Republicans are lost and cowardly and Palin is a whole other breed who is going to shatter their demonizations. They have plenty of reason to fear her and that’s the hysteria. No amount of these articles is going to change the fact she will not be silenced.


27 posted on 01/14/2011 4:27:21 AM PST by mrspeelwerneeded (m)
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To: ballplayer

The beauty of the campaign is that she will be heard firsthand. She has nothing to lose to run and she needs to because we cannot take the same old, same old. The media is just as much the enemy of this country and Palin can make it the issue as well. She doesn’t hold back and a campaign will show everyone and that’s what they fear. She needs to run.


28 posted on 01/14/2011 4:30:58 AM PST by mrspeelwerneeded (m)
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To: mrspeelwerneeded

How do the cowardly republicans live with themselves?

The demoncrats are proud and happy marxists who believe they are doing god’s work on earth (destroying western civilization) and as evil as they are they can look themselves in the mirror and be proud of their dysfunctional accomplishments.

But the cowardly republicans believe they are defending America. They believe they are defending the Constitution. Believe they are defending Liberty.

And then they act like Pawlenty and lay down with their butts in the air and allow people like Franken to “have their way” with them. And they sit mum as churchmice when Palin and FreeSpeech are viciously slandered and attacked.

Or worse. They say things like “Obama got it right last night”.

How do they look at themselves in the mirror? Do they own mirrors?


29 posted on 01/14/2011 4:31:45 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Happy Rain

Roger Ailes did tell his team to tone it down.


30 posted on 01/14/2011 4:36:41 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: catfish1957
I had been more of a DeMint or Jindal supporter, until this week."

Jindal's parents were foreign nationals (NOT US citizens) at the time of his birth. He is ineligible for the office of POTUS as he is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

31 posted on 01/14/2011 4:39:43 AM PST by Godebert
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Salon has spoken, Barf—spit arrggghh.

Peoplea actually buy this crap?

Brain dead.


32 posted on 01/14/2011 4:40:30 AM PST by Venturer
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To: samtheman

Its easy to look in the mirror when you have no reflection.


33 posted on 01/14/2011 4:40:43 AM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Venturer

You wanna lose 20 lbs? Read the comments!!


34 posted on 01/14/2011 4:42:05 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: Fred
"9 percent unemployment and a million foreclosures a year would end any ones presidency."

There was a time not too very long ago when most Americans would have said that having oral sex in the oval office with an intern would lead to immediate impeachment and removal.

Never underestimate the power of the MSM to sway the mindless masses.

35 posted on 01/14/2011 4:42:51 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will vote for Sarah.


36 posted on 01/14/2011 4:47:55 AM PST by FreeAtlanta ($10 bucks and a nod, Mr. Obama, and this would all be cleared up.)
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To: HerrBlucher

They are gutless wonders. Even many who I previously respected. Their recent silence is a travesty. There is nothing more cowardly than a Cowardly Republican (because they pretend to stand for something, that’s what makes them Most Cowardly Of All).


37 posted on 01/14/2011 4:52:49 AM PST by samtheman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Let's the fools see what they want to see. I will make the victory even sweeter.

May they choke on the words...Madam President.

38 posted on 01/14/2011 4:55:39 AM PST by McGruff (We must reject the idea that every time a laws broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker)
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To: ballplayer

Well said. There are too many conservatives that don’t like Palin as well as all liberals. I think there are many men and women that would never vote for a woman President, no matter their qualifications.


39 posted on 01/14/2011 5:01:08 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: ballplayer
Reagan didn't have one side working for him at all. The RINO establishment was more powerful in his day and it worked to undercut him from the beginning of his career to the end. Meanwhile, he took plenty of fire on his left flank. He overcame the opposition and Palin can too.

The establishment has failed, comprehensively. Only somebody from outside the club can do the job a President has to do at this juncture in history. Anyone from outside the club will take fire from both sides. But the right person can survive the firefight and go on to get the job done. Sarah may not be the right person, but every other candidate on the radar screen is clearly wrong.

Every time she opens her mouth the usual suspects will do a victory lap and say “see, see, she's clearly unfit for the Presidency.” By this they will mean that she clearly doesn't belong to the club,and they'll be right about that. They will never understand that this is her most important credential. But if all goes well, the voters will understand what their self-appointed betters can't. Let the fools have their victory laps for the next two years. He who laughs last laughs best.

In the end, reality matters not the delusional ravings of Politico. Palin will rise and fall on her merits, which are clearly considerable. The dodo media still reaches a lot of people even as it teeters on the verge of extinction, but it can't change reality. The reality is that Sarah Palin is an extremely talented communicator who understands better than any other national figure where we are and where we need to go. As the establishment's pathetic efforts to manage our society fail ever more spectacularly the alternative she represents is going to get more and more attractive to more and more voters.

Don't let the bastards wear you down. The relentless, internally inconsistent and ridiculous criticism of Palin is just a psy-op. They're trying to beat your morale down to the point where you'll happily settle for an establishment candidate who can't win and wouldn't do any good if he did (Mitch Daniels, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, et al). Pay no attention.

40 posted on 01/14/2011 5:22:03 AM PST by fluffdaddy (Is anyone else missing Fred Thompson about now?)
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To: ballplayer

Its the Country Club Republicans who don’t want an outsider in office. They would lose power if Palin took office and really made a difference, look at Alaska and the oil mafia.

Pray for America


41 posted on 01/14/2011 5:26:47 AM PST by bray (Support Palin to make heads explode on both sides,is that Blood Libel?)
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To: Happy Rain
Jonah Goldberg allied himself with famous Palinphobe Charles Krauthammer against RUSH LIMBAUGH!!!

The Kraut is socially liberal and fiscally conservative, well up to a point.

Boy Charles we hardly knew ya.

42 posted on 01/14/2011 5:30:03 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: caver

“There are too many conservatives that don’t like Palin”

You mean like that Jimmy Carter protege Charles Krauthammer?


43 posted on 01/14/2011 5:34:15 AM PST by devere
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To: fluffdaddy

Right on.


44 posted on 01/14/2011 5:50:28 AM PST by Mach9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
we’ll probably have Mitt Romney as our nominee next year. I’ll write you a postcard from a tropical island if that happens.

And I'll write, "Sarah Palin" on my ballot.

45 posted on 01/14/2011 6:02:25 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (The future? Imagine Cass Sunstein's boot stamping on Lincoln's beard, forever.)
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To: fluffdaddy

Excellent post #40.


46 posted on 01/14/2011 6:05:05 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (The future? Imagine Cass Sunstein's boot stamping on Lincoln's beard, forever.)
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To: devere

No, I mean conservatives right here on FR.


47 posted on 01/14/2011 6:15:24 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Expecting phony polls out this week saying Barry is at 60% approval rating
48 posted on 01/14/2011 6:30:39 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 or bust)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t understand. The entire mainstream media announces continuously that Sarah has no chance and is irrelevant, and they repeat this over 20,000 times a day. If she’s so easy to beat, why wouldn’t they be trying to build her up as our candidate?


49 posted on 01/14/2011 6:41:07 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: catfish1957

“I had been more of a DeMint or Jindal supporter, until this week. What I saw from the dispicable left, and how Sarah responded has made me reconsider. The liberal loons are masters of creating unintended consequences.”

I think you nailed that one.

The left occupies an echo chamber in this country. Joe Scarborough reads Steve Kornacki, who in turn watches Joe Scarborough. Together their audience is a few hundred thousand leftists, who would write in “Trotsky” on a ballot if they could. They have been putting out the same meme about Palin for two years and are using the Tuscon crisis to reinforce it.

In fact, the exact opposite has happened. Sarah Palin has lost NO support over the way she has been treated. In fact, she has gained supporters, including Michael Savage, who had been overtly hostile to her and skeptical about her until he saw her response to the Tuscon shooting. Savage too is reconsidering:

Michael Savage: Sarah Palin Has Shown Herself To Be A True Leader

http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/01/michael-savage-sarah-palin-has-shown-herself-to-be-a-true-leader.html

Let’s see. Savage has 10 million listeners. Scarborough and Kornacki have a combined audience of maybe 200,000 committed leftists who would never vote for Palin. I was pretty bad at math but even I knew that 10 million was more than 200K. If the leftists can point to a single significant supporter Palin had (like Limbaugh and Levin) who has abandoned her, I am all ears.

So far she has gained the respect (which she did not have previously) of a radio host with 10 million listeners.

As usual, the sound you hear is the left biting its own tail.


50 posted on 01/14/2011 7:01:58 AM PST by Brices Crossroads
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