Skip to comments.Sarah Palin's absence slidelines tea party
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 dont have the female Ronald Reagan running and thats Sarah Palin, said Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express.
We havent engaged in presidential politics yet because the movement hasnt coalesced around anybody, so were just sitting back and waiting, Kremer added.
Predicting that a good slice of the countrys 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 theres 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....
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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.
no joke. Spell check would have worked .
It’s the truth! Politico at least is speaking the truth! There’s a void for sure
Don’t worry. We’re here. You’ll feel us on November 6th of next year.
Funny, I don’t feel sidelined....
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.
We’ll be the ones voting for the undercard with a hell of a lot more fervor than voting for President.
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.
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.
Dont worry. Were here. Youll feel us on November 6th of next year.
If the libs want to thumbsuck themselves unskeered by concentrating on so-called TEA party leaders, let ‘em go
The monsters are still in the closet! Mwuahahah
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!
MJ Lee is dreaming. It’s what keeps him from having nightmares.
Is she bipolar?
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.
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.
Ain't that the truth.
I’d call that the elect Obama line.
No thanks. I’m a Palin supporter. She can run in the future.
Hey all you PDS’ers here that we’ve tried to educate: SUCK ON THAT! Shout outs to 2DV and BTM.
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 >:)
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.
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.
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.
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.