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Sarah Palin's absence slidelines tea party
The Politico ^ | December 16, 2011 | M.J. Lee

Posted on 12/16/2011 1:51:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The tea party is still pining for Sarah Palin.

The grassroots conservative movement has yet to throw its support behind a Republican presidential candidate because “we don’t have the female Ronald Reagan running — and that’s Sarah Palin,” said Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express.

“We haven’t engaged in presidential politics yet because the movement hasn’t coalesced around anybody, so we’re just sitting back and waiting,” Kremer added.

Predicting that a good slice of the country’s conservatives will not make up their minds until they are standing in front of the ballot box, Kremer singled out the former Alaska governor as “the only person out there right now that can truly excite the base.”

“Certainly some candidates bring their own energy and excitement. Michele Bachmann had it early on when she won the [Iowa] straw poll, and then when Perry got in,” she said. “But there’s no one that is electrifying as Sarah Palin.”

Kremer is the leader of one of many tea party groups. But while she is far from being the authoritative voice of the movement, she suggested a sense of ambivalence and frustration is widespread among conservatives....

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


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; freepressforpalin; palin; romney; sarahpalin; teaparty; teapartyexpress; teapartyrebellion
With all that Soros money, you'd think Politico could afford an editor.
1 posted on 12/16/2011 1:52:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since Nikki Haley and Christine O’Donnell, two TEA Party darlings have both endorsed Mitt Romney, and according to Michelle Bachmann, Newt is buying off TEA Party support, I would say the TEA PArty is now defunct as a political force. The term has no meaning anymore.


2 posted on 12/16/2011 1:56:03 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

no joke. Spell check would have worked .


3 posted on 12/16/2011 1:56:03 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s the truth! Politico at least is speaking the truth! There’s a void for sure


4 posted on 12/16/2011 1:57:12 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t worry. We’re here. You’ll feel us on November 6th of next year.


5 posted on 12/16/2011 1:59:23 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Funny, I don’t feel sidelined....


6 posted on 12/16/2011 2:02:05 PM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think Sarah’s absence has sidelined the Tea Party. But it has pretty much sidelined me. The more I see of the candidates, the less I feel like voting for any of them.

Rick Santorum may be the best of the bunch, but I don’t know if he has the fire in the belly needed to bet back into office after Rove and Bush pushed him to endorse Snarlin’ Arlen.

And the Tea Party certainly has lost a voice that the media found impossible to ignore.


7 posted on 12/16/2011 2:02:15 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We’ll be the ones voting for the undercard with a hell of a lot more fervor than voting for President.


8 posted on 12/16/2011 2:02:55 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I read some of this only to be reminded by doing so that I have to go clean out the corrals. Buh Bye, Be back later.


9 posted on 12/16/2011 2:08:28 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: The_Victor
Me neither...

endorsing Mitt is resigning from the Tea Party not the end of it.
The 2012 Tea Party landslides that will outdo the historical 2010 landslides may just end the Democrat and RINO GOP establishment delusions of Godhood...

...at least I hope so.

10 posted on 12/16/2011 2:09:03 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Having A Communist Joke In The White House Takes Graveyard Humor To New Heights.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Don’t worry. We’re here. You’ll feel us on November 6th of next year.


Yep, we monsters in the liberal’s closet will be even bigger in numbers Nov. 6.

If the libs want to thumbsuck themselves unskeered by concentrating on so-called TEA party leaders, let ‘em go
right ahead.

The monsters are still in the closet! Mwuahahah


11 posted on 12/16/2011 2:10:46 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012 OR Perry/Ryan 2012 or even better Perry/Abbott 2012!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All that energy and excitement of the Tea Party movement was just waiting to be let loose on kicking out Obama. But after the mid-terms, the whole GOP establishment, the Karl Roves, the dreary GOP House leadership, the FoxNews talking-heads, all worked together to pour cold water onto all that grassroots vigor, just to help grease the skids for their beloved boy Romney. They subtlely and not-so-subtlely trashed the Tea Party and Palin all year long. I’ve grown to despise these bastards with a white-hot passion. If they think they can depend on my lifelong pattern of exclusively voting for the GOP candidate to continue next year as if nothing happened, well, they can just shove Romney up their damned posterior!


12 posted on 12/16/2011 2:11:21 PM PST by greene66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Amy Kremer Flashback (two separate threads on Kremer):

Tea Party to Back Any GOP Nominee— Including Romney [according to self-appointed tea party "leader"]

Tea Party to Back Any GOP Nominee — Including Romney

13 posted on 12/16/2011 2:12:53 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
You hit the NAIL on the head.....grass roots start at the bottom first.....the reason why we are unsatisfied with the current crop is because we don't have a farm team....primaries and locals...that's where we make the greatest impact.
14 posted on 12/16/2011 2:14:13 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MJ Lee is dreaming. It’s what keeps him from having nightmares.


15 posted on 12/16/2011 2:16:09 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Is she bipolar?


16 posted on 12/16/2011 2:20:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We're still here. . waiting for an earthquake.
17 posted on 12/16/2011 2:22:26 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: The_Victor

The Left has a big projection problem. Since their organizations, such as the unions, Occupy Wall Street, ACORN, Int’l ANSWER, the Van Jones people, etc. are astroturf and take orders from a central authority, they think the Tea Party movement must be similar. It isn’t, so their predictions and comments are out of kilter.


18 posted on 12/16/2011 2:25:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Could not agree more. If we thought we would drain the swamp in 2010 in a single election, we were dreaming. It’s going to take years but the sad part is that this is the election we need the most conservative President we can elect.


19 posted on 12/16/2011 2:27:10 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“we don’t have the female Ronald Reagan running — and that’s Sarah Palin,”

Ain't that the truth.

20 posted on 12/16/2011 2:30:46 PM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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For the record, I did not enter this thread and express my thoughts on this topic.

21 posted on 12/16/2011 2:33:33 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

22 posted on 12/16/2011 2:37:46 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
As in any battle you need to stop momentum first. That was the 2010 election...now the battle turns, but we still need reserves to bring up the rear and consolidate advances....THAT is where we need the most help IMO. We can have another Regan but we need avoid the Bush that came afterwords...that's where the Regan revolution went off the tracks.
23 posted on 12/16/2011 2:39:10 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ladies and gentlemen, there is this wonderful innovation known as the write-in line. Use it.
24 posted on 12/16/2011 2:45:34 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: RichInOC

I’d call that the elect Obama line.

No thanks. I’m a Palin supporter. She can run in the future.


25 posted on 12/16/2011 2:47:53 PM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey all you PDS’ers here that we’ve tried to educate: SUCK ON THAT! Shout outs to 2DV and BTM.


26 posted on 12/16/2011 2:53:14 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We haven’t engaged in presidential politics yet because the movement hasn’t coalesced around anybody, so we’re just sitting back and waiting,”

Actually, that is the same thing I said after Cain dropped out. First Sarah (not that she was officially in, but I thought she was, even though she said she wasn't) and I thought the world was over. Took some time, then went 100% behind Cain. Then he dropped out. I feel lost.

Hmmm, I'm zero for zero....perhaps I should get behind barry >:)

27 posted on 12/16/2011 2:56:47 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Old Sarge

You Betcha!


28 posted on 12/16/2011 4:02:57 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Old Sarge

Yup!


29 posted on 12/16/2011 4:11:29 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’ve got a looooooooong primary ahead of us. If Newt is thrown out of the lead by attacks from the left (and right), and Mittens starts gaining ground, you’re going to see a MASSIVE grass roots effort get underway to convince Palin to get into the race.

The prospects for this race already look so dismal, that one wonders what’s holding her back. The call of duty ought to be louder than a fire alarm in her ears right now.


30 posted on 12/16/2011 4:27:21 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Anything, like this, written by Politico should be considered “Democrat Propaganda”.


31 posted on 12/16/2011 4:45:37 PM PST by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: radioone
Anything, like this, written by Politico should be considered “Democrat Propaganda”.

Normally, I'd agree with you, but this just happens to be one of those 'broken clock' posts.

It's a fact that the Republican electorate is nonplussed by our selection of candidates, and that the bulk of Tea Party conservatives are even more-so. Only Sarah Palin can bring the sort of excitement and passion that we need to galvanize the base at this time.

Politico got it right, for once.

32 posted on 12/16/2011 5:22:22 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: greene66
All that energy and excitement of the Tea Party movement was just waiting to be let loose on kicking out Obama. But after the mid-terms, the whole GOP establishment, the Karl Roves, the dreary GOP House leadership, the FoxNews talking-heads, all worked together to pour cold water onto all that grassroots vigor, just to help grease the skids for their beloved boy Romney. They subtlely and not-so-subtlely trashed the Tea Party and Palin all year long. I’ve grown to despise these bastards with a white-hot passion. If they think they can depend on my lifelong pattern of exclusively voting for the GOP candidate to continue next year as if nothing happened, well, they can just shove Romney up their damned posterior!

Bravo! Bravo! Excellent post.

The GOP went all out to utterly destroy Palin and make sure she didn't run. I despise the elites in ways that cannot be written.

The GOP elites are equally as dangerous to our Liberties as the evil left and the Marxist. The GOP elites HATE conservatives infinitely more than they do the RATs.

It reminds me of Braveheart when William Wallace was betrayed by his own Scottish lords. They cared not for Scotland. Wallace did what was just and honorable! He took care of their evil.

These GOP elites must somehow be financially and politically destroyed. They deserve the utmost contempt because they lie outright when they say they desire limited government. The laugh behind our backs when they spew such bromides. One day they will face the reality that they had an equal hand in destroying our beloved Republic.

33 posted on 12/16/2011 7:37:02 PM PST by sand88
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To: sand88

Welcome to the United Soviet States of America..where the Pravda State Media “vet” the candidates to the pleasure and needs of the RinoCrat UniParty.

This “election” will be a non-election...featuring the state approved “candidates”-whose only distinction is whether they are black or white.


34 posted on 12/16/2011 7:43:05 PM PST by mo
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