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Sarah Palinís Unlikely Supporter
ABC News' The Note ^ | June 28, 2011 | Sheila Marikar

Posted on 06/28/2011 3:20:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

There’s the stereotype of the Sarah Palin supporter, and then there’s Sonnie Johnson.

The 30-year-old African-American mother and wife is featured in “The Undefeated” as one of the many people Palin captivated when John McCain thrust her onto the national stage as his vice presidential running mate in 2008. In Pella, Iowa today for the premiere of the film, Johnson said she latched on to Palin when the former Alaska governor took the stage at the Republican National Convention.

“We were watching it on TV and my daughter was like, ‘A girl can be president?,’” Johnson recalled. “And I said, ‘Yes, baby, girls can do anything.’ That was the moment -- I saw that look in my daughter’s eye, that anything in possible. The next week, I went to my very first political event, and that was to see Sarah Palin. John McCain and Sarah Palin.”

Johnson has become increasingly involved in the tea party since then, speaking at tea party events around her native Virginia. She’ll give the keynote address at an event held by the Charlottesville, VA. tea party on the Fourth of July with her young daughter by her side.

“She’ll be on stage with me,” Johnson said. “I want to get her involved, little by little. I like to say that for the black community, nothing will change until we learn to love our children more than we love the Democratic party.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Iowa; Virginia; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: freepressforpalin; iowa; palin; sarahpalin; socialist; teachers; theundefeated; virginia
I'll bet they were gritting their teeth as they wrote that.
1 posted on 06/28/2011 3:20:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Melanin enriched conservatives for Palin, baby! There are a few of us out there.


2 posted on 06/28/2011 3:23:56 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I don’t find it surprising at all. Why SHOULDN’T women (and men) of ALL races get excited about supporting a genuine, courageous woman of sound Constitutional and Biblical principles, who walks the talk, and calls upon all of us to live according to the calling of our better angels?
It’s natural to be drawn to such an individual! Bob


3 posted on 06/28/2011 3:30:02 PM PDT by alstewartfan (When you're fresh out of lawyers, you don't know how good it's gonna feel! Al Stewart)
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To: alstewartfan

Sarah 2012 !


4 posted on 06/28/2011 3:32:53 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why does ABC think it so ‘unlikely’? Sounds like a racist comment to me.


5 posted on 06/28/2011 3:33:15 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'll bet they were gritting their teeth as they wrote that.

Palin is a nightmare to them.

But she's just the beginning.


6 posted on 06/28/2011 3:33:34 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...nothing will change until we learn to love our children more than we love the Democratic party.”

A play on Golda. It should be repeated over and over and over. Thank you, Sonnie, for loving your daughter AND your country so much.
Some Jews could stand to hear this as well.


7 posted on 06/28/2011 3:34:52 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Sarah Palin is the mirror by which evil reflects back upon itself until consumed out of existence)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The main stream press, and it is main stream as it is the only media you can get for free, will not report on this. If they do they’ll call her “Aunt Thomasina”.


8 posted on 06/28/2011 3:38:07 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We were watching it on TV and my daughter was like, ‘A girl can be president?,’” Johnson recalled. “And I said, ‘Yes, baby, girls can do anything.’ That was the moment -- I saw that look in my daughter’s eye, that anything in possible.

Great story.

9 posted on 06/28/2011 3:39:11 PM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s not the only black supporter of Sarah Palin. Here in the Detroit metro area, we have an excellent radio program, Joshua’s Trail, which is hosted by Rev. Levon Yuille and the Abolitionists Round Table. They are very strong conservatives and Sarah Palin. Rev. Yuille frequently speaks at TEA party rallys in the area. Here’s a nice (but dated) write up on the show.
http://dearbornunderground.blogspot.com/2006/10/joshuas-trail.html

The show is broadcast on Saturday mornings from 8 am to 10 am est and is live streamed here
http://tunein.com/radio/Joshuas-Trail-p58556/

Also, Ron Edwards, broadcaster and producer of the very fine Edwards Notebook, is a huge supporter of Sarah Palin. You can hear his excellent Edwards Notebook commentaries on Joshua’s Trail and also here
http://itunes.apple.com/ug/podcast/the-edwards-notebook-brought/id349967073

Ron Edwards page
http://www.theronedwards.com/


10 posted on 06/28/2011 3:39:25 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: Talisker
Sarah in Pella...


11 posted on 06/28/2011 3:46:21 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Talisker
Sarah in Pella...


12 posted on 06/28/2011 3:46:31 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep

13 posted on 06/28/2011 3:48:29 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw the Rats and RINOs out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How quickly some forget.
14 posted on 06/28/2011 3:48:56 PM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: newfreep

Oops. I didnt mean to post. Just looking :)


15 posted on 06/28/2011 3:49:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw the Rats and RINOs out!)
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To: penelopesire

Where’s the little That’s Racist boy?


16 posted on 06/28/2011 3:54:45 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We were watching it on TV and my daughter was like, ‘A girl can be president?,’”

Note that her daughter didn't say 'a white girl' or an 'asian girl' or a 'black girl' or a 'hispanic girl'- just 'a girl'. Momma's raised her right. She didn't see color. : )

17 posted on 06/28/2011 3:56:57 PM PDT by ozark hilljilly (It's not so much where, but to whom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is the writer surprised? Black, White, Tan or Yellow, WTH does skin color have to to with wanting what is the best for oneself, family and country? This thought process by the left is racist to the bone.


18 posted on 06/28/2011 4:04:37 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A girl can be president?

Not if the “good ole boys” inside the beltway have anything to say about it.


19 posted on 06/28/2011 4:05:46 PM PDT by radioone (How Can an Obscure Guy Who Did Diddly Squat in the Senate Become President?)
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To: JaguarXKE

20 posted on 06/28/2011 4:06:43 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Windflier

Amen!


21 posted on 06/28/2011 4:07:38 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An “unlikely” supporter only in the minds of progressives/socialists unwilling or unable to accept the fact that Republicans on the whole have been consistent and staunch supporters of our fellow citizens of negro descent, as fellow citizens and human beings presumed, absent clear reason to believe otherwise in individual cases, of being treated as such.
Without the active support of Republican Senator Dirksen, and Republican members of the Congress, Pres LBJohnson could not have achieved or claimed victory in passing certain landmark federal civil rights laws. Democrat votes of support were not there.


22 posted on 06/28/2011 4:12:52 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: alstewartfan
Why SHOULDN’T women (and men) of ALL races get excited about supporting a genuine, courageous woman of sound Constitutional and Biblical principles, who walks the talk, and calls upon all of us to live according to the calling of our better angels?

That is the central question which has been puzzling me, ever since Sarah Palin emerged on the national stage.

What on earth is there not to like about this woman? How can ANY American disagree with any part of what she stands for?

How can anyone look at her, and find someone to ridicule or belittle?

Naturally, I understand that there are a lot of people on the left who see her as an enemy to their world view, and who (rightfully) feel threatened by her patriotic, conservative agenda for America. She means to see this country restored to the America that was built by the Founding Generation. Nothing scares the violators and destroyers of the American Way, like one who would undo all of the leftist's hard work.

But, for those Americans who still understand what this country is supposed to be about, Sarah Palin is their best friend....whether they know it, or not.

23 posted on 06/28/2011 4:17:46 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: penelopesire
Why does ABC think it so ‘unlikely’? Sounds like a racist comment to me.

I don't think it was a racist comment at all. It's simply a fact that very few blacks support Sarah Palin, or any other conservative candidate, for that matter.

I'm glad they had the courage to even post the story. About time they gave us conservative blacks a notice.

24 posted on 06/28/2011 4:22:21 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

You make a good point. Perhaps ‘patronizing’ is a better description. I just wish the media would stop grouping people according to race, income,religion, etc. It is getting so tiresome.


25 posted on 06/28/2011 4:29:13 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: penelopesire
Perhaps ‘patronizing’ is a better description. I just wish the media would stop grouping people according to race, income, religion, etc.

The ugly truth is that it's we conservatives who are actually color/class blind. The libs accuse us of being racist, when it's practically all they ever think about.

The country would have moved on long ago from the subject of race, if libs didn't work overtime to keep the flames of racism burning.

They have to keep the warfare between classes and races going, in order to achieve the power and control they lust after. Where would they be, if every person in the country simply considered themselves to be American? Powerless, that's where.

26 posted on 06/28/2011 4:55:06 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: radioone

“Not if the “good ole boys” inside the beltway have anything to say about it.”

Indeed. I suspect there’s an ugly streak of misogyny in our party. Nothing else explains the reaction of some people who call themselves Republicans to Sarah Palin. She’s obviously our superstar... even those boneheads don’t deny it, but they STILL would rather vote for someone else, and see some bland, “safe” (and male) candidate run... even if he’s sure to lose.

If Sarah runs, we’ll have to help her fight against our own party as well as the vile Democrats. If she DOESN’T run... oh... my. I don’t know. There’s simply no other candidate who interests me (including Bachmann).


27 posted on 06/28/2011 4:56:55 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: Windflier

My hat is off to all melanin enriched conservatives, and even more to melanin enriched conservative Palin supporters lol.

In all seriousness—this group faces particularly intense social pressure.


28 posted on 06/28/2011 4:57:21 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Pray for Israel.)
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To: reasonisfaith
In all seriousness—this group faces particularly intense social pressure.

My family's heads spin whenever I talk about politics (due to my being the sole conservative in the clan). You ought to see how they react when I begin extolling Sarah Palin's virtues!

They almost can't speak for being so tongue-tied.

29 posted on 06/28/2011 5:04:12 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Ain’t that the truth!

Every conservative that I know never brings up race, class, religion, gender, etc. unless it is in response to something the libs have done or said about such things. On the other hand....every lib that I know constantly dwells on such matters.

I was raised by Goldwater republican parents and my white mother was a civil rights worker in Mississippi during some of the most dangerous times. She had a real passion for the cause, but when the marxists took over the civil rights movement,she left it. She explained to me that the minute that they took over the movement, she realized it wasn’t about equality at all...it was about race baiting and keeping the black community dependent on the government. The civil rights movement lost many great warriors for the cause back then. The communist/marxists just wanted to use the whole movement to further their agenda. I detest the left.


30 posted on 06/28/2011 5:15:38 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: penelopesire

Wow, your mom was my kind of American. What integrity she had.

You’re very lucky to have been raised by her.


31 posted on 06/28/2011 5:47:37 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Ha! My boyfriend now wants me to make a “Melanin-Enriched 4 Palin” sign for his next rally.


32 posted on 06/28/2011 6:55:25 PM PDT by NikkiB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The headline says it all.


33 posted on 06/28/2011 6:59:13 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope she runs and silences the speculation that she can't win, she can't beat obama, that America isn't ready for a woman as President, etc.

She isn't Reagan. She's Sarah Palin. But, America went through similar negatism regarding Reagan and his chances of beating Carter, only to be proved wrong by his landside election wins.

I'd enthusiastically vote for Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann, but neither has the magnetism and star power of Sarah Palin.

In that, she definitely reminds me of Reagan and hers would be a similar landslide election win. That's my speculation.

34 posted on 06/28/2011 7:38:02 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Windflier

Haha:-) Me, too!!!!!!!! 50% Yellow+50% Brown=100% ALL American!!!


35 posted on 06/28/2011 9:19:56 PM PDT by LibertyGrrrl ("First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Mahatma Gandhi)
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To: NikkiB
Ha! My boyfriend now wants me to make a “Melanin-Enriched 4 Palin” sign for his next rally.

Now, how cool is that? Love it!

36 posted on 06/28/2011 9:25:31 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: LibertyGrrrl
Me, too!!!!!!!! 50% Yellow+50% Brown=100% ALL American!!!

Alrighty then! As it should be. Thank God I was raised to be an American first.

37 posted on 06/28/2011 9:31:22 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: penelopesire
"Why does ABC think it so ‘unlikely’? Sounds like a racist comment to me."

There are lots of racists in the mainstream media (other than Jon Stewart). Most of them presume to know how black people are "supposed to think" and never get mentally beyond stereotypes.

38 posted on 06/28/2011 10:17:11 PM PDT by cookcounty (Would someone PLEASE give the President a calculator for his birthday???)
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To: Windflier
My family's heads spin whenever I talk about politics (due to my being the sole conservative in the clan). You ought to see how they react when I begin extolling Sarah Palin's virtues! They almost can't speak for being so tongue-tied.

Your posts are always insightful and thoughtful. Have you ever considered giving them some of the writings of Thomas Sowell? His editorials?

I have a number of his books. They are works of deep scholarship, but written to be understood by all. His writings have greatly enhanced my understanding of humanity and economics.

39 posted on 06/28/2011 10:17:28 PM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: sand88
Your posts are always insightful and thoughtful.

I very much appreciate you saying that, Sand. Really - thanks.

Have you ever considered giving them some of the writings of Thomas Sowell? His editorials?

Well, only occasionally, and I'll tell you why. I don't want to feel as though I'm pandering to their racialist instincts, by going out of my way to promote the writings of black conservative thinkers to them.

I would like for them to understand conservatism for what it is, not just because an esteemed black author happens to be saying it.

The other (and more important) reason, is that they're simply unreceptive to ideas that are right of center. Even my baby sister is 48 now, and if the folks have grown that seasoned with age, and are STILL liberals, I really don't think I can help them.

I, myself, crossed over after 40, but in my case, I was just finding my way home. I've always been the odd man out in the family, and never bought in to the more heinous aspects of liberal doctrine. I was always a conservative, but didn't know it. The rest are fully invested in liberalism.

40 posted on 06/28/2011 10:40:36 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Thank you for your kind words. She is an outstanding woman. My dad was so fearful during that time that he bought her a pistol and then taught all of us how to use it. He was afraid of white klan democrats. There wasn’t a republican party in Ms. back then and my mom and he were instrumental in starting the republican party in Mississippi back in the day. Those were heady times to say the least.


41 posted on 06/29/2011 5:41:27 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Windflier

Thankfully, in the end neither common sense nor moral sense have any causal relationship, positive or negative, with melanin levels.

But you will not find a black conservative who is not also courageous by nature.


42 posted on 06/29/2011 10:31:22 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Leftist ideology is an intellectual failure, proven by the fact that it must be kept hidden. Morons.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
The 30-year-old African-American mother and wife is featured in "The Undefeated" ... "We were watching it on TV and my daughter was like, 'A girl can be president?,' ... And I said, 'Yes, baby, girls can do anything.' That was the moment -- I saw that look in my daughter's eye, that anything in possible. The next week, I went to my very first political event, and that was to see Sarah Palin. John McCain and Sarah Palin... I like to say that for the black community, nothing will change until we learn to love our children more than we love the Democratic party."
Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. And wow.


43 posted on 07/02/2011 11:37:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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