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House Republicans, Mike Huckabee Blink on Budget Showdown, Sarah Palin Says Donít Retreat
Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | April 9, 2011 | Shane Vander Hart

Posted on 04/09/2011 4:44:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Well it would seem that Republicans in Congress blinked agreeing to a last minute deal where they compromised everything and Democrats gave nothing. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is doing a victory lap, and President Obama was thankful that funding Planned Parenthood was avoided.

"We protected the investments we need to win the future. At the same time, we also made sure at the end of the day this was a debate about spending cuts — not social issues like women’s health and the protection of our air and water. These are important issues that deserve discussion, just not during a debate about our budget."

Whose future was protected? Certainly not the unborn. Why shouldn’t the funding for Planned Parenthood be discussed during a budget debate. We’re talking money. This wasn’t an abortion ban. That statement is asinine. During a budget debate is the perfect time to discuss what is worthy of taxpayer money and what is not.

And House Republicans caved. Typical.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) mentioned that this didn’t even include defunding Obamacare. She said that this was a “small ball” battle, and not worth the fight. (I take that back, I must have misunderstood her. She voted against the CR that averted the shutdown.)

I disagree. If Republican leadership caves here what possible confidence do we have that they won’t cave in a big battle?

Instead of larger spending cuts and the defunding of Planned Parenthood only $38 billion is being cut this year, and $78 billion in next year’s budget. Considering the spending binge that Democrats have taken us on and the massive debt that we now face that is no where near good enough. What exactly did they give?

Couldn’t we at least have had the defunding of Planned Parenthood that the House voted for in February? After the corruption found in that organization that they get a single taxpayer dime is unacceptable! It must be defunded and the House had the leverage to do it, and they blinked.

They let the government shutdown bogeyman spook them. Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) blinked as well. He said on Fox News quoted by Dave Weigel:

"To quote two great government paragons, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, you can’t always get what you want. You get what you can, then you fight for the rest the next day… I’d love to see Planned Parenthood just disappear, I’d love to see NPR defunded… but you’re going to put a lot of pain on people who don’t deserve the pain."

Governor Huckabee is it ok for the President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief, to hold the military hostage over Planned Parenthood funding? Why in the world would they not allow him to make good on the threat to veto the continuing resolution that would have kept our military funded? His action is appalling and he should be called on the carpet for it. Instead we cave… so we can be ready to fight another day…. utter nonsense.

Fight now. I agree with Governor Palin who tweeted twice today… "GOP: don’t retreat! The country is going broke. We can’t AFFORD cowboy poetry & subsidizing abortion. If we can’t fight to defund this nonsense now when we have the chance, do you think we’ll win the big fight on entitlement reform later on?"

It seems to me that as it stands right now that House Republican leadership will take the path of least resistance. I had hoped not to have to wait until 2012 to make at least some progress.


TOPICS: Alaska; Arkansas; Minnesota; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: abortion; alaska; arkansas; budget; congress; huckabee; minnesota; obama; palin; presidentpalin; prolife; sarahpalin; shanevanderhart; spending
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Again I say, Governor Sarah Palin for president!
1 posted on 04/09/2011 4:44:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"To quote two great government paragons, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, you can’t always get what you want. You get what you can, then you fight for the rest the next day… I’d love to see Planned Parenthood just disappear, I’d love to see NPR defunded… but you’re going to put a lot of pain on people who don’t deserve the pain."

He's done... What a half brain thing to say..He is too dumb to be president

2 posted on 04/09/2011 4:48:59 PM PDT by RnMomof7 ( "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Huckabee didn't blink...

Blinking would suggest he stood for deep budget cuts then caved. Huckabee never met social spending he didn't like, such as Michelle Obama's billions for childhood obesity that he pushed on his Fox show. He also loves to shovel the "compassionate conservative, what would Jesus do" BS when it comes to cutting anything that some democrat claims might hurt women, children, elderly or the poor. If Huckabee ever gets elected president, he going to make GWB and maybe even Obama look like spendthrifts with his new social programs.

3 posted on 04/09/2011 4:56:25 PM PDT by apillar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Again I say, Governor Sarah Palin for president!

I second!

4 posted on 04/09/2011 4:57:25 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: RnMomof7

Huckster, just shut up and get lost, PLEASE! This deal is an embarrassing, shameful fiasco. Boehner, let someone with cajones replace you as Speaker already. You are killing us. Bob


5 posted on 04/09/2011 4:57:27 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Like sparks of light in shifting skies, our ancient ships go sailing still. "Hanno" by Al Stewart)
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To: TaxPayer2000

I never waivered on Sarah. I just hope she runs.


6 posted on 04/09/2011 5:05:21 PM PDT by carjic (Back at work after 2 years 2 months 1/4 pay 1099 income. And grateful...but not to "0".)
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To: TaxPayer2000

I think she may come to the lead. These squeamish Republicans cut 32 lousy billion dollars and LAST WEEK WE RAN A 57 Billion deficit!!! They coverted Mobday to Wednesday with this joke.!!! Get these Rinos out of our party!!


7 posted on 04/09/2011 5:07:25 PM PDT by suzynrogers
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 1_Rain_Drop; 4woodenboats; 6323cd; Abbeville Conservative; abigail2; ...
WATCH SARAH TONIGHT ON FOX -JUDGE JEANINE @ 9/8 CDT [1 HOUR FROM NOW!!]
“A nightstick the size of a telephone pole and the muscle to wield it effortlessly.”

8 posted on 04/09/2011 5:14:02 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: suzynrogers

Its a drop in the bucket. The interest alone on national debt is $400 B /yr.


9 posted on 04/09/2011 5:14:18 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: carjic

I never waivered on Sarah. I just hope she runs.
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My wife and I were discussing this issue this morning.

I think it was Hannity (or somebody else) interviewing her about a month and half ago, and they asked her if she’d run. she said something to the effect of: “...if it looks like there are no conservatives running, I’d codsider it.” This is a paraphrase, so don’t quote me.

At any rate, I just got the feeling that she would indeed run. I beieve she’s laying low and waiting for the right time to announce her candidacy. I think the silence of the current field of GOP Wimps (Trump excluded) on the issues of the government shut down, and on Ryans budget proposal are answering her question if we do indeed have any “real conservatives” in the field of contenders.

Mark my words; if Sarah runs, she will suck the oxygen away from the other GOP hopefulls, with the acception of Trump.

Run Sarah Run!!


10 posted on 04/09/2011 5:16:46 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin is a pathetic arm chair General. She has no responsibility. She has no accountability. She hides behind tweeting and Facebook posts. Give me a damn break. The Speaker had Real responsibility and accountability.


11 posted on 04/09/2011 5:17:45 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

And you hide behind FR posts?

We know what Sarah has done. What have you done (other than run your mouth) to promote the conservative movement?


12 posted on 04/09/2011 5:27:27 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: indianrightwinger

Why do you find the need to tear down a candidate rather than support yours? You don’t like Palin, don’t vote for her but stop the nonsense and let us know who you think is better?

Pray for America


13 posted on 04/09/2011 5:30:45 PM PDT by bray (The Recovery begins when Obama is unemployed!)
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To: Artcore

You’re right, plus a whole lot of money is sitting on the sidelines waiting for her to announce. I laugh every time I read about the paltry 1 or 2 million the *hopefuls* have raised.


14 posted on 04/09/2011 5:31:04 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: bwc2221

Oh. Please tell me what the dear governor has done. Other than hide behind Facebook pages and tweets.

I am not a politician. I am a technology executive. Sorry for that.


15 posted on 04/09/2011 5:31:30 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[Again I say, Governor Sarah Palin for president! ]

But Mitt Romney also spoke up for a shutdown.

Oh wait, no he didn’t. Oooops. Maybe that was Pawlenty, or Trump, or the soup de jeur.


16 posted on 04/09/2011 5:35:43 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Artcore

“...with the acception of Trump.”

Doh!! Meant Exception!! :-)


17 posted on 04/09/2011 5:36:00 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: indianrightwinger; onyx

How many conservatives did you get elected last Fall? How much money have you raised for good candidates, pro-life, military and special needs groups? Remind me when you stood up to the president of the United States and nearly derailed his pet project. Tell us about your recent meetings with the prime ministers of Israel and India. How much do groups pay you to come and talk to them?


18 posted on 04/09/2011 5:38:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: bray

She is not a candidate! Unless I missed the announcement.

She hides. She pontificates. She proclaims.

Come on. That has zero accountability.


19 posted on 04/09/2011 5:38:48 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

[Sarah Palin is a pathetic arm chair General. She has no responsibility. She has no accountability. She hides behind tweeting and Facebook posts. Give me a damn break. The Speaker had Real responsibility and accountability.]

You forgot the sarcasm tag.
Oh wait, we were’nt even talking about Boner anyway, we were talking about presidential candidates. So your point is moot to boot.


20 posted on 04/09/2011 5:38:48 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: DaxtonBrown

Oh. She announced to be a candidate? I apologize for missing that memo and news story.


21 posted on 04/09/2011 5:40:20 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

[She is not a candidate! Unless I missed the announcement.

She hides. She pontificates. She proclaims.

Come on. That has zero accountability.]

So name your Great White Hope that is leading the charge!


22 posted on 04/09/2011 5:40:30 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: DaxtonBrown

So, she is not a candidate yet, and you want to argue with me that she is the best candidate? Wow!


23 posted on 04/09/2011 5:41:57 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

The speaker sucks....


24 posted on 04/09/2011 5:42:43 PM PDT by GregB (God sent us Sarah Palin!)
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To: apillar
"If Huckabee ever gets elected president, he going to make GWB and maybe even Obama look like spendthrifts with his new social programs."

Bears repeating!

25 posted on 04/09/2011 5:43:11 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t waste your time on a troll.


26 posted on 04/09/2011 5:43:50 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: indianrightwinger

In your mind... who has accountability?


27 posted on 04/09/2011 5:44:08 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And a very stupid troll at that.


28 posted on 04/09/2011 5:44:46 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Keen-Minded

People with a real job! Hahaaha.


29 posted on 04/09/2011 5:45:44 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

[So, she is not a candidate yet, and you want to argue with me that she is the best candidate? Wow!]

No, I’m merely pointing out that no one has technically announced. So all of your points are moot, worthless, diddly squat.

And you failed to name an alternative when challenged, the usual tactic of the negative nellies who have nothing better to do than throw bricks.


30 posted on 04/09/2011 5:46:32 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: onyx

You’re right, plus a whole lot of money is sitting on the sidelines waiting for her to announce. I laugh every time I read about the paltry 1 or 2 million the *hopefuls* have raised.
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Yep!

I also laugh when I hear about the straw polls where Hukster is leading! Give me a break!

Sarah will be the Dems worst nightmare. They are scared crapless she’s going to run. The Leftists made a huge mistake trying to destroy her early on. They’ve already vetted her, and found NO SKELETONS! The Marxists non-stop attacks early on have inoculated her from the destruction they craved. They have actually made her stronger than we could’ve ever imagined.

I know it has to be God’s will for her, but I’m hoping that she feels like she’s being led to run. Nobody creates the excitement and enthusiasm that Sarah does. She’s a rock solid conservative, and loves God and her country! That’s enough for me :-)


31 posted on 04/09/2011 5:46:41 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: indianrightwinger

You answered my point. I hope you get a real job someday!


32 posted on 04/09/2011 5:47:24 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: onyx

I think it’s pissant reinvented!!


33 posted on 04/09/2011 5:47:42 PM PDT by GregB (God sent us Sarah Palin!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and....I say it once for every dollar we are in debt...SARAH PALIN for POTUS!


34 posted on 04/09/2011 5:48:13 PM PDT by imfrmdixie (¬ďA people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.¬Ē Eisenhower)
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To: Artcore

Trump is a bigger joke than Huck!

He never means anything he says, and he has no concept of the consequences of his proposals.

He is forever going bankrupt on other people’s money; P.T. Barnum was spot on.


35 posted on 04/09/2011 5:48:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Artcore

I love everything you wrote. I am praying she won’t be a sacrificial lamb. That the media will not make the election about her, when in fact it’s about him and his destructive, anti-American, un-American policies. I am praying mightily for her and for our Republic to realize that Sarah Palin is the patriot we need.


36 posted on 04/09/2011 5:54:01 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Artcore

“I know it has to be God’s will for her, but I’m hoping that she feels like she’s being led to run.”
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Goof grief, I cannot get my thoughts down tonight...please forgive my post above.

I didn’t mean that I (Artcore) know what God’s will is for her life. What I should’ve said was, she has to feel like she’s being led in that direction by God.

Thanks for your understanding! ;-)


37 posted on 04/09/2011 5:54:31 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: indianrightwinger

She’s not hiding behind them. Everyone knows it’s her, and she follows through with television and radio interviews.

It’s the opposite of hiding. What are you thinking?


38 posted on 04/09/2011 5:54:38 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Sarah Palin is above taking the fake high road.)
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To: GregB

LOL. Well, this one has been around for a while, soiling Sarah Palin threads. This one is stupid beyond belief.


39 posted on 04/09/2011 5:55:12 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx

Commander in Chief’s Appalling Action with Our Troops By Gov. Sarah Palin.

Yesterday the House passed H.R. 1363, which funds our Department of Defense and our military for the rest of the year at their current levels. It allows for the continuation of current military operations, which is pretty important when you’re fighting three wars. It also funds the government for another week and cuts $12 billion in wasteful spending. So why would the Commander in Chief declare that he will veto this? Why would he play politics at the expense of our troops who are putting everything on the line to protect us? Memo to the President: I doubt the insurgents will stop and wait for a government shutdown to end before resuming actions. You need to fund our troops, sir.

Like me, you might be asking yourself: Why on earth would he threaten to veto funding for the troops? What is his game plan? Basically, he’ll veto military funding because he wants the rest of the government funded too. And by the rest of the government, he means things like Harry Reid’s “Cowboy Poetry.” Essentially, he’s holding military funding hostage to NPR funding. This is a perfect analogy for what is wrong with this entire budget showdown. Our federal government has strayed so far from what is constitutionally mandated that they are blind to the fact that NPR funding is not a constitutional duty. Funding our military at a time of war is!

The House GOP does not want a shut down. They just want legitimate cuts (and I would argue not even enough!). If we can’t agree to cut a billion here and a billion there, we’ll never close this $1.5 trillion deficit.

Let’s look at the numbers. We have a $1.5 trillion deficit this year. We’re paying $200 billion a year on our interest alone. That’s half a billion dollars per day on interest. And our $1.5 trillion deficit means that we’re borrowing $4 billion per day just to keep afloat. So, we pat ourselves on the back if we cut a billion dollars here or a billion there in discretionary spending, as we borrow $4 billion a day and pay half a billion a day in interest. The deficit for the month of February alone was the highest in our history at $223 billion. That’s more than the entire deficit for the year 2007. And there’s no end in sight. We’re not heading towards the iceberg. We’ve already hit it. Now we’re taking on water. We must find a way to get back to harbor to repair our ship of state before it’s too late.

Where is President Obama in all of this? He just doesn’t get it. His 2012 budget was a signal of that. The President’s proposed budget offered higher taxes and higher spending. A budget is supposed to be more than just numbers crunched on a spreadsheet. It’s supposed to be a credible blueprint of a nation’s priorities and direction. The President’s budget was a political document. It was designed not to ruffle any feathers or take any decisive moves to deal with the deficit problem. Instead of cutting spending, he’s moving us in the opposite direction. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported that the White House was not telling the truth when they claimed that their 2012 budget reduces the deficit. It actually increases it. Instead of dealing with the hard realities we face, he just kicked the can down the road. That’s not leadership. That’s politics.

Real leadership means leading by example. It means showing an “all-in” commitment to tackling complex issues and putting in the time and effort to educate the American public. Right now the American people have not been educated about this major challenge we face. Keep in mind that perception often becomes reality, and the perception President Obama has repeatedly given off is that he can’t be bothered to deal with our debt crisis.

This is profoundly unfair to the American people. Throughout our history, we have proven again and again that we are strong enough and wise enough to do the right thing when we are properly informed. We can judge and make the tough choices when we are not spun by the media or the financial class or the political class. We the People can decide – if our leaders level with us honestly.

It’s about time the President step up to the plate and lead responsibly. Our troops who are putting themselves in harm’s way deserve a Commander in Chief who is not AWOL from the debt debate. The American people deserve a president who will take on the tough challenges and understand that funding “Car Talk” is not as crucial as funding our troops at a time of three wars.

2008 seems like such a long time ago, but 2012 is just around the corner. There is a leadership vacuum in the White House right now, but that’s nothing that another good old-fashioned election can’t fix.

- Sarah Palin

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150150273028435


40 posted on 04/09/2011 5:55:44 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: "You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: editor-surveyor

Trump is a bigger joke than Huck!
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Look, I don’t know every aspect of Trump...i admit that; but you have to admit, this guy is saying what the rest of the GOP Presidential weenies aren’t.

I guess we’ll see.


41 posted on 04/09/2011 5:57:02 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: indianrightwinger; bwc2221; onyx; 2ndDivisionVet

>> “Oh. Please tell me what the dear governor has done.” <<

.
We’ll assume that was an honest request:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2630292/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2630295/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2630320/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/gop/2635496/posts?page=137#137

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2630162/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2640908/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2644842/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2669402/posts

Read’em, understand’em, and STFU!


42 posted on 04/09/2011 5:57:50 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Clyde5445; 2ndDivisionVet

Is that posted here on a separate thread? If not it ought to be.


43 posted on 04/09/2011 5:58:57 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Artcore

He is saying what he knows will get him in the news, and that is all he is doing.

He is a small petulant child in a wealthy, adult body.
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44 posted on 04/09/2011 5:59:56 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: indianrightwinger

So after she announces and then has to follow election laws like she doesn’t have to do now you will stop attacking her? Or are you just some DNC plant like your name suggests?

Pray for America


45 posted on 04/09/2011 6:00:11 PM PDT by bray (The Recovery begins when Obama is unemployed!)
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To: Artcore
Sarah will be the Dems worst nightmare. They are scared crapless she’s going to run.

You must be kidding. They want her to run. They think she can be defeated easily.

46 posted on 04/09/2011 6:07:56 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: bray

Hey moron. Stop being a lunatic that judges people by their name.

I am of Indian origin. If that bothers you, get a life.


47 posted on 04/09/2011 6:09:00 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: onyx

It was posted last night.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2701773/posts?page=39


48 posted on 04/09/2011 6:09:09 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: "You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: onyx

“I am praying she won’t be a sacrificial lamb.”
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Oh, I completely understand your sentiments and concerns, but take heart:

Think of how she had a full-out assault on her by every faction of the Left-Wing Media; and still she didn’t fall. Heck, not only did she not succumb to their non-stop attacks, she rose above them stronger than ever.

If these attacks on Sarah told me anything about the Left; it told me they fear her. I mean think of it...attacking a private citzen! What else would prompt this irrational behavior other than fear?

I think Sarah has got prayer warriors all over this country...maybe even some in Israel with the last name of of Netanyahu ;-)


49 posted on 04/09/2011 6:09:29 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: editor-surveyor

I hear what you’re saying.


50 posted on 04/09/2011 6:10:36 PM PDT by Artcore
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