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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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To: reasonisfaith

Oh. Hannity interviews do the trick I guess. Ok. I am now educated. Thanks


51 posted on 04/09/2011 6:10:51 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger
Uhoh. You've stirred 'em up.

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52 posted on 04/09/2011 6:12:20 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: FlyingEagle

you have Huckleberry on tv saying “it is the best we could do” . The Best we could do was SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN UNTIL THE SOCIALIST CAVED!!! This sucks beyond belief!!


53 posted on 04/09/2011 6:13:51 PM PDT by suzynrogers
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To: Artcore

She is knocking it out of the park on Judge Jeanine!


54 posted on 04/09/2011 6:14:45 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

I’m not educating you. Let’s be accurate—you’re probably already educated.

And that means that your inverting of the meaning of the word “hide” is not from ignorance but intentional.

Palin does the opposite of hide. She states her opinion in the open, where mind-numbed media types can’t distort it.


55 posted on 04/09/2011 6:15:05 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Sarah Palin is above taking the fake high road.)
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To: EveningStar

Get lost, bottom feeder troll.


56 posted on 04/09/2011 6:15:29 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: EveningStar

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

Sorry, but the onus is on you here.

Please tell us why the Leftists spent time, money, and law suits going after a private citizen?

Let me tell you why: The Marxist saw the crowds she was drawing, both during and after her VP run with McCain.

While you’re at it, why don’t you also tell us why the Left aren’t going after any of the other GOP presidential wannabes currently (with the exception of Trump)...hmmm?

Sorry, but your logic is not grounded in human behavior or reality.


57 posted on 04/09/2011 6:17:16 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Artcore

58 posted on 04/09/2011 6:18:51 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

Stop attacking people and perhaps people will believe you? There are alot a plants arriving for this election and we know who their target is. Oh yeah, I could care less your Indian.

Pray for America


59 posted on 04/09/2011 6:19:30 PM PDT by bray (The Recovery begins when Obama is unemployed!)
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To: EveningStar

You speak for the Left? *That* I believe.


60 posted on 04/09/2011 6:20:05 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
Palin played a major role in electing conservatives in 2010 and has been leading the battle against Obama and the Democrats, far beyond anything like an ankle-biter like you could ever accomplish.

Those that can do, those who can't thrash those that do.

61 posted on 04/09/2011 6:20:11 PM PDT by bwc2221
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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.


62 posted on 04/09/2011 6:22:43 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Artcore; EveningStar
Let the wussy misogynist speak for the Left.
The last Sarah hating misogynist is no longer here....LOL.
63 posted on 04/09/2011 6:23:11 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: onyx

Onyx,

Great pics!

The pictures of Sarah and Todd with the Netanyahu’s was terrific! For just a second I imagined her as POTUS. Then reality bit me in the arse and I remembered Odumbo was POTUS. Doh!


64 posted on 04/09/2011 6:27:38 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Keen-Minded
In your mind... who has accountability?

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Elected officials with a genuine constituancy who can vote them out.

Who has accountability in your mind?

65 posted on 04/09/2011 6:28:38 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: r9etb; indianrightwinger
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66 posted on 04/09/2011 6:29:59 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: onyx
it was another great interview. Thought she handled it very well esp the Trump questions....her answer to the will you run was different than the last time not sure what to make of it yet. Will have to watch it again
67 posted on 04/09/2011 6:33:32 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>Sarah Palin Says Don’t Retreat<<

Has she dropped the “reload” part? Is this a “civility” thing?


68 posted on 04/09/2011 6:34:48 PM PDT by FelixFelicis
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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.

Praise the Lord.

69 posted on 04/09/2011 6:41:24 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Artcore

Is she still getting new lawsuits?


70 posted on 04/09/2011 6:47:11 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

Is she still getting new lawsuits?
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I don’t think so.

They were coming hard and heavy while she was still Governor though.


71 posted on 04/09/2011 6:51:37 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
RE :”Again I say, Governor Sarah Palin for president!

Have you mentioned that to her? Did she mention being president in that article?

BTW : Did she use the word shutdown in that post? It wasnt in the FR posted part. Straight forward talk is the best.
She needs to be down in DC talking personally with all the Republicans House members telling them exactly what moves to make and reassuring them that her ideas will work. Some of these Republicans with shakey voters need to be reassured why its important they ignore their voters phone calls when the heat goes up high. If she could get Obama to cave and sign a bill ($100B plus riders) she would would win the nomination without contest, if that's what she really wants.

More battles are coming, it's not too late! Tell her.

72 posted on 04/09/2011 6:52:57 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: onyx

Sarah has more courage than any of them. The more I pay attention to politics, the more upset I get.


73 posted on 04/09/2011 6:58:34 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

What, by this action, was done with the Federal budget:
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A family with income of $26,000 a year is spending $38,000. (Add eight zeroes to each of those figures and you have the federal budget.)
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The so-called “man of the house” tells his family, “We can’t go on like this. Our credit cards are near their limit, and soon we won’t even be able to pay the interest on them. We need to spend less, so let’s cut spending this year by $630 to $37,370”
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After a few days of conflict at home, he can’t bear the pressure. He goes back to his family and sheepishly tells them he will be satisfied if they cut spending by only $390, and that he will accept the family spending $37,610.
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Why should we have any confidence Republican leaders will have the courage to address the remaining $11,600 in my example (multiplied by 100 million in the federal budget) when they can’t hold out even a weekend over a lousy $240 that won’t even begin to address the problem?
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I’m thoroughly disgusted with not just them, but my supposedly conservative Congressman that voted them into positions of leadership. Why give majorities to Republicans when the allow Democrats to dictate the agenda and the results on any issue of consequence?


74 posted on 04/09/2011 6:59:48 PM PDT by dez (Giving resident visas to illegals is like giving car thieves legal title to the cars they steal)
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To: dez

I’m disgusted too. Plus, I just can’t get over the fact that democrats do not care what happens to this country. I know some democrats, and I can’t reason with them either.


75 posted on 04/09/2011 7:05:19 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Sarah has more courage than any of them.

She quit.

Something about not wanting to be a lame duck. How can you be a lame duck if you still have 16 months left in your term?

76 posted on 04/09/2011 7:05:48 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: reasonisfaith

Stating opinion is not hard. We all do all day long. Governing is. That is my point. In that sense, House leadership did an ok job on the 2011 budget deal.

Sitting on sidelines and Opinionating is not the same as negotiating and cutting a deal with adversaries.


77 posted on 04/09/2011 7:07:42 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: dez

What, by this action, was done with the Federal budget:


A fat man is not going to lose any weight by eating one less creme puff a year. He’s going to have to quit them altogether.


78 posted on 04/09/2011 7:09:22 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: bwc2221

The Speaker of the House got a repeal vote on Obamacare in the Senate. That is more than any pundit or arm chair general has done. There is a big difference between doers and advocates (or opinion makers).


79 posted on 04/09/2011 7:12:45 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: EveningStar; onyx

Sarah has been targeted, attacked, mocked, and ridiculed by democrats and the media in an unprecedented way ever since McCain chose her.

Most politicians would have been broken by it. I don’t blame her for leaving the governorship because the opposition was trying to tie her up in court for years to come.

I admire Sarah and think she would make an excellent conservative president. If that doesn’t happen, she will still be an important voice.


80 posted on 04/09/2011 7:13:48 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: editor-surveyor
Read’em, understand’em, and STFU!

It's great that you put the links together. But there is NO WAY that any PDSer here will ever read them -- they can't handle the truth about Sarah.

They are fake conservatives, jealous of Sarah, or weak RINOs are heart. They will be just as rabid against Sarah after she wins the nomination. Nothing on this Earth will change their minds (how ever little they may be.)

81 posted on 04/09/2011 7:21:36 PM PDT by sand88
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To: EveningStar
They want her to run. They think she can be defeated easily.

You are so right (NOT!) It explains their obsession with Sarah and hatred of ALL things Sarah. One has to be delusional to think the left wants to run against her. She is the ONLY candidate that brings fear to their core.

I predicted long ago that Obama will find some way not to debate Sarah. Obama's worse fear is to run against Sarah. Sarah will crush the Marxist (>370EV)

82 posted on 04/09/2011 7:27:06 PM PDT by sand88
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To: indianrightwinger
The Speaker had Real responsibility and accountability.

Yes he does, Chief.

The speaker is responsible for agreeing to a record $3.6 trillion budget and a record $1.5 trillion budget deficit for 2011, all increases over the 2010 budget.

I think he should be held accountable for that.

83 posted on 04/09/2011 7:27:07 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: indianrightwinger

indianwrongwinger - some of us here don’t need a memo or
a news story - our opinions and thoughts and feelings are
ours and ours alone. She will be a candidate and she will win...


84 posted on 04/09/2011 7:33:25 PM PDT by savage woman
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To: Artcore
Ya I have to stop and think sometimes with except/accept. Good thing you caught yourself before the FR spelling cops zoned in on you...LOL

I agree with what you said, only it would be same deal for Trump as well.

Palin or bust!!!

85 posted on 04/09/2011 7:53:54 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD)
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To: EveningStar

If they wanted her to run,they would keep their mouths shut and stop trying to drive her out of the race. JEESH


86 posted on 04/09/2011 7:56:14 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD)
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To: Friendofgeorge

LOL...yep!

If Trump and Palin announce they’re running, the other hopefuls should hang it up.


87 posted on 04/09/2011 8:14:40 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh yeah, baby!


88 posted on 04/09/2011 8:18:48 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Run Michele Run!
89 posted on 04/09/2011 8:25:51 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Barack Obama is an incompetent boob)
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To: bwc2221; indianrightwinger
We know what Sarah has done.

Yes, we do.

She campaigned for a treacherous Obama-loving RINO named John McCain despite the fact that he supported the infamous fascist bailouts and then threw the election to Obama.

Fail - and I'm not talking about just McCain and Obama here.

90 posted on 04/09/2011 8:45:25 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Artcore

I agree totally. She can campaign like no one I have seen. Then watch the numbers.


91 posted on 04/09/2011 9:36:49 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: onyx

At the end of the day, I knew that this latest episode would be a disappointment for conservatives. The fact is that the Congressional GOP was just playing footsie and pushed for some token cuts. Ultimately, the Senate and Obama wouldn’t be interested in substantial cuts, and the GOP feared that they would come out on the losing end of the PR war. If they aren’t prepared to take a risk over a few billion dollars, they aren’t prepared to fight the big battles either. The 2012 budget battle is where it gets interesting - let’s see if they even manage to mount inspiring rhetoric, let alone actual results. Obama and company will simply have nothing of it, so best we can hope for is a new President and Senate in town in 2013 where we might have a shot at serious change. Sarah has the right idea: I hope she continues to do her part with the battle over hearts and minds.


92 posted on 04/09/2011 9:41:04 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: RnMomof7

” .... but you’re going to put a lot of pain on people who don’t deserve the pain.”

We may safely assume Huckie wasn’t talking about fetal pain. I wonder just exactly whose “pain” he was concerned about.


93 posted on 04/09/2011 10:04:43 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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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.’

Apparently your entire complaint against Gov. Palin is that right now she holds no public office. A few Presidents who held no public office during their election campaign:
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Richard M. Nixon
James Carter
Ronald Reagan

I guess none of these folks had any accountability when the were elected President?


94 posted on 04/09/2011 10:26:25 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable -- Daniel Webster)
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To: Artcore

As it stands now and with Palin’s latest stated posisition on Trumps search, it seems to me a Trump-Palin ticket is in the making. A pretty good ticket considering the weak kneed republican political jockeys with the exception of Cain and West.


95 posted on 04/09/2011 10:43:52 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Artcore

As it stands now and with Palin’s latest stated posisition on Trumps search, it seems to me a Trump-Palin ticket is in the making. A pretty good ticket considering the weak kneed republican political jockeys with the exception of Cain and West.


96 posted on 04/09/2011 10:44:07 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: noinfringers2

This is going to get very interesting.


97 posted on 04/09/2011 10:48:40 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: onyx; 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for the pingy .................. FRegards


98 posted on 04/10/2011 12:25:31 AM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: bray; indianrightwinger
Why do you find the need to tear down a candidate rather than support yours?

For the same reason that you would "tear down" a highly intoxicated motorcycle rider that your daughter is planning to hitch a ride with:

You do not want to see her commit suicide even if she is totally out of touch with reality.

You don’t like Palin, don’t vote for her but stop the nonsense and let us know who you think is better?

"I don't like that particular dead-drunk motorcycle rider, dear daughter. I will wait for a sober taxi driver to take me home even though I may not even know his name yet. But, far be it from me to say anything negative about your suicidal choice. You just go right ahead and hitch a ride with the dead-drunk motorcycle rider. I won't say a word."

Who is better?

Among Independent voters, even Charlie Sheen is deemed better .... or, at least, is deemed just as much of a joke:

Palin trails Sheen with Independents ....... We've found a lot of brutal poll numbers for Sarah Palin so far in 2011: down in South Dakota, down in South Carolina, down in Arizona, only up by 1 point in Texas, only up by 1 point in Nebraska to name a few. But this has to be the worst- independent voters say they would support Charlie Sheen over Palin for President by a 41/36 margin. Seriously.

Who is better for Conservatives?

How about a Republican nominee that WILL NOT ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE the reelection of Barack Hussein Obama?

With ultra-toxic poll numbers that are just slightly better than those of Nancy Pelosi, Sarah Palin has as much of a chance of being elected President as Charlie Sheen does.

Zero. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

FOX News Poll (February 7-9, 2011)

Question 3: I am going to read you a list of names. Tell me if you think that person would make a good President or not.

Sarah Palin:

.................YES.........NO.......DK.....Never heard of

ALL...........23%.......72%.........4%.......1%

Dem ...........7%........87%........5%.......1%

Rep ...........40%.......56%.......3%.......1%

Ind ...........25%........69%.......3%.......1%

99 posted on 04/10/2011 3:59:28 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Polybius

A better question is why should anybody take you serious with such an over the top comparison.

Pray for America


100 posted on 04/10/2011 4:08:19 PM PDT by bray (The Recovery begins when Obama is unemployed!)
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