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'President of Tea Pary America'
The Politico ^ | September 5, 2011 | Maggie Haberman

Posted on 09/05/2011 2:41:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A fresh Ben dispatch on Sarah Palin:

Sarah Palin all but declared her candidacy for President of Tea Party America here Monday, focusing her address to a crowd of more than a thousand conservatives on the future of the movement itself.

With a yellow “Don’t Tread on Me” flag flying behind her, Palin did not hint either at a White House candidacy or an endorsement of any of the GOP’s current crop of candidates. Instead, she seemed to focus on establishing herself and the tea party as a freestanding force in a Republican Party whose presidential candidates threaten to sap the energy from the organized, outside movement.

“The tea party movement is bigger than any one person and it’s not about any one candidate, and thank goodness we don’t have any one single leader,” Palin said.

“We patriots should not focus on petty political squabbles and media game sound-bites,” Palin said, calling instead for a focus on the “broader and more important goals of this movement” — to “replace Obama and return power back to we the people and grow this movement without compromising principles.”

Palin’s speech followed an Iowa address that was more closely focused on national policy and which renewed speculation that she could enter the 2012 race....

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


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: palin; sarahpalin; teaparty; teapartyamerica; teapartyexpress; teapartyofamerica; teapartyrebellion

1 posted on 09/05/2011 2:41:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

‘President of Tea Pary America’

Do you drink “ea?”


2 posted on 09/05/2011 2:42:14 PM PDT by Grunthor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The longer she delays announcing her candidacy, the longer she keeps the ruling-class RINOs, state-controlled media, DemocRAT and Republican opponents, etc. in complete and total disarray.

Why should she give up her strategic advantage?

To make it "fair" for the RINOs and 'Rats?

Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.

ineluctable

3 posted on 09/05/2011 2:45:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"President of the Tea Party," indeed!

Liberal, leftist idiots keep trying to make the Tea Party into their own worldview.

4 posted on 09/05/2011 2:47:49 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Rudder

the “founder” of the Tea Party is still obama...without this clown’s stupidity, the American people would not have woken up.


5 posted on 09/05/2011 2:53:06 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Vladimir: We'll hang ourselves tomorrow. Unless Godot comes.
Estragon: And if he comes?
Vladimir: We'll be saved.

I like Palin very much, and would happily vote for her should she win the nomination.

But at this point, it's almost getting silly to keep pretending she's going to be a candidate in this cycle.

She is so far behind in terms of assembling a high powered team, building a grass roots infrastructure, etc.

I know many people believe she can just awesome herself into contention, but I think the day has passed. A few months ago. Her endorsement of a primary candidate will be huge though.

6 posted on 09/05/2011 2:55:01 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left has no real understanding of the TEA party because they are in thrall to centralized government and simply cannot comprehend ‘ordinary’ citizens banding together without a designated leader to change the government, peacefully, through the ballot box. The left worships ‘leaders’ and engage in groupthink so often that something as fundamental to Americans as ‘the TEA party’ doesn’t register with leftists. Their naive misunderstanding of a movement for a political party is amusing. That the left is constantly seeking to dub this or that politician a ‘leader of the TEA party’ demonstrates the futility of their thinking. This is why Sarah Palin is supported by many TEA party people. She gets it.


7 posted on 09/05/2011 2:55:31 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: dead

How do you know what she has and hasn’t been doing? Who’s she gonna tell? The press?


8 posted on 09/05/2011 2:58:46 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: dead

So you’ve never heard of the Tea Party movement, Organizing4Palin, Veterans4Palin, JewsforSarah or Conservatives4Palin, etc, etc.? How is that?


9 posted on 09/05/2011 3:07:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Who are they? Is it a secret infrastructure? With secret big name people on her team?

If the do exist, the media would love to know who they are, so they could tell us every controversial thing they've ever said or done.

Do you really think the media would play along with her construction of a secret political machine? Even with the old school GOP party clowns leaking everything they know? Or is she building a political machine with no big, experienced and talented political players?

The whole idea is a bit unlikely, to say the least.

10 posted on 09/05/2011 3:10:11 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So you’ve never heard of the Tea Party movement, Organizing4Palin, Veterans4Palin, JewsforSarah or Conservatives4Palin, etc, etc.? How is that?

Well "the Tea Party movement" is pretty vague and as far as I know, they are supporting a variety of people and have endorsed none. They can't "endorse" anybody since they don't speak with a united voice on individual candidates.

And I'm guessing the other groups combined must number in the hundreds ("Jews for Sarah"?! How many on the roster of that political organization?) Not much of an infrastructure in a nation of 300 million.

11 posted on 09/05/2011 3:15:48 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I agree


12 posted on 09/05/2011 3:25:10 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: dead
With secret big name people on her team?

If you listened to her, ever, you would know she is NOT going to use elitists and "insiders". Been there. Done that.

the media would love to know who they are,

I'm sure they would. Why would she tell them?

Do you really think the media would play along with her construction of a secret political machine?

You don't ever really listen, do you. She won't tell them ANYTHING. And she will NOT have ANYONE near her that would either. THEY ARE THE ENEMY!

13 posted on 09/05/2011 3:27:03 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: dead

Hang on, Dead. I want to see her "awesome" herself into the nomination. That would be exciting TV viewing!

14 posted on 09/05/2011 3:30:11 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: DJ MacWoW; dead

dead has a good screen name when it comes to knowing about Palin.


15 posted on 09/05/2011 3:37:07 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! If you support SARAH PALIN & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx; dead

Yup. I was going to say that they were “dead wrong” but changed my mind. :-)


16 posted on 09/05/2011 3:38:51 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW; dead
On the serious side, dead, today is Labor Day, and in '08 President's Guiliani and Thompson were leading the polls. We know how that turned out.

Palin will delclare soon enough.
She wrote This today.
17 posted on 09/05/2011 3:42:52 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! If you support SARAH PALIN & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: dead

“I know many people believe she can just awesome herself into contention...”

That was well-said. Also, she’s not the president of the Tea Party. The tea party is well-served to NOT have a designated leader.


18 posted on 09/05/2011 3:45:38 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: DJ MacWoW; onyx

Did you read what the poster said?

“I like Palin very much, and would happily vote for her should she win the nomination.”

Why is it that Palin fans jump on anyone who expresses doubts or makes any statement that is less than “Sarah’s going to run and show she’s a Rhodes scholar and beat everyone rrrrraaaaawr.”

At this point, she needs to do something. It’s time. It feels like people are being strung along while she raises money.


19 posted on 09/05/2011 3:50:40 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia; onyx
Why is it that Palin fans jump on anyone who expresses doubts

Because they aren't listening to HER and keep passing around talking points as if they were original. They aren't.

At this point, she needs to do something.

Why? Because the press says so? Because they have ENDLESS stories about Palin being "coy" and the sheeple buy it?

Reagan announced in Nov and Clinton in Oct. Give it rest.

20 posted on 09/05/2011 3:55:42 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This is a different time than when Reagan and Clinton ran. I don’t know if either of them were touring all over the country in a bus giving speeches.

I really don’t care what the “press” is saying. I think that people are beginning to feel that Palin is stringing them along. Folks are trying to look at the candidates and determine who the nominee should be.

“Give it a rest.” A thread was posted on Free Republic. I read the comments and made a few. YOU give it a rest.


21 posted on 09/05/2011 4:05:35 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia
This is a different time than when Reagan and Clinton ran.

Another tired talking point.

22 posted on 09/05/2011 4:07:59 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Whatever.


23 posted on 09/05/2011 4:10:18 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia
Also, she’s not the president of the Tea Party. The tea party is well-served to NOT have a designated leader.

Palin did not declare herself "President of the Tea Party". Those are Politico's words.

What Palin did say about the subject...


24 posted on 09/05/2011 4:17:33 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

I know. I’ve seen the label given in other places, though and even by some Tea Partiers. I’m glad she’s correcting that.


25 posted on 09/05/2011 4:20:07 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Winstons Julia

/agree


26 posted on 09/05/2011 4:50:36 PM PDT by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Because they aren't listening to HER and keep passing around talking points as if they were original. They aren't.

Seriously, I'm sorry, but some of you people are just bizarre.

I didn't pass along "talking points" I gave my opinion. I think she missed her opportunity to run this cycle.

And I don't care if you find my opinion original or not. The reason my opinion is not very original is because its pretty freaking obvious to anybody. It is very unlikely she's running for president because her window of opportunity has passed.

You're free to have your own opinion, and I won't get mad and imagine you're part of some grand conspiracy to have a different opinion than me.

I like Sarah Palin very much, despite the bizarre moonie nature of some her supporters around here. I hope she finds an important role in the coming administration, whoever the candidate is.

27 posted on 09/05/2011 8:42:57 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead; onyx
Seriously, I'm sorry, but some of you people are just bizarre.

You know what's bizarre? Reading an anti-Palin post and seeing the exact same post on 4 different threads all posted by 5 different people. Then for the rest of the day that's what you see posted. EVERYBODY that's anti-Palin posts the same thing. It'll be debunked or explained again and again and posters will continue to post it.

I think she missed her opportunity to run this cycle.

Becoming a candidate ends at the end of October. The press is vetting the other candidates. Sarah has already had a colonoscopy along with her children. She jumps in and no one else will be discussed. You want a vetted candidate or not?

The reason my opinion is not very original is because its pretty freaking obvious to anybody.

Unless one thinks outside the elitist political class box we've been forced into. The press and political class pick candidates. We only think we do. I don't want the next one in line for a favor. Do you? Remember it was Soczzafavas "turn". And the Republican machine couldn't understand WHY that made voters angry.

Like I said, you haven't been listening to Palin.

28 posted on 09/06/2011 3:59:57 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Reading an anti-Palin post and seeing the exact same post on 4 different threads all posted by 5 different people. Then for the rest of the day that's what you see posted. EVERYBODY that's anti-Palin posts the same thing.

That's exactly what I mean by bizarre!

"I don't think she's going to run for president this cycle." is NOT anti-anybody!

You people are so screwed up with this bizarro messianic Palin fervor, that any suggestion of anything off-script from the sacred Palin text is heresy.

It's all very creepy and Kim Jong-il-ish. And it's not her fault, it's yours.

29 posted on 09/06/2011 5:58:54 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
That's all you got out of what I posted?

Have a nice day.

30 posted on 09/06/2011 6:04:07 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Yes.

Cheers.

31 posted on 09/06/2011 6:16:18 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We Support Sara Palin for President!
http://www.freewebs.com/globalwatch/


32 posted on 09/06/2011 9:22:51 AM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord!)
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