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Sarah Palin accuses GOP of 'Stalin-esque' attack on Newt Gingrich
The Hill ^ | January 28, 2012 | Russell Berman -

Posted on 01/29/2012 2:21:56 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) sharply criticized the Republican Party “establishment” for using what she called a “Stalin-esque rewriting of history” to tar Newt Gingrich as he fights for the GOP presidential nomination.

Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, posted a nearly 1,400-word statement on her Facebook page on Friday in which she accused Republican party elders of employing “tactics of the left” to derail the Gingrich campaign.

“The Republican establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted the tactics of the left in using the media and the politics of personal destruction to attack an opponent,” Palin wrote. “What we saw with this ridiculous opposition dump on Newt was nothing short of Stalin-esque rewriting of history. It was Alinsky tactics at their worst.”

Palin has all but endorsed the Gingrich candidacy, saying before last week’s South Carolina primary that she would have voted for him if she had the chance. In her Facebook essay, she argued as she did in South Carolina that the GOP primary should go on so that each candidate, and particularly front-runner Mitt Romney, could be vetted by the public.

She did not call out Gingrich’s critics by name, but two of the most prominent in the last week have been Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who tapped Palin as his running mate four years ago, and Bob Dole, the party’s presidential nominee in 1996. Palin defended Gingrich, saying that while he is an “imperfect vessel for Tea Party support,” he “fought in the trenches during the Reagan revolution.”

In particular, she took on critics, including former members of the Reagan administration, who have accused Gingrich of standing against and undermining the 40th president, who is revered by conservatives.

Though she again stopped short of a full-throated endorsement of the former House Speaker, Palin made clear she has reservations about Romney, the former Massachusetts governor.

“Now, I respect Governor Romney and his success,” she wrote. “But there are serious concerns about his record and whether as a politician he consistently applied conservative principles and how this impacts the agenda moving forward. The questions need answers now. That is why this primary should not be rushed to an end. We need to vet this.”

Palin also complained that the same GOP “establishment” figures now criticizing Gingrich did not come to her aid in 2008 nor did they go after then-Sen. Barack Obama with the same fervor. Obama, she said, “escape[d] unvetted.”

“The challenge of this election is not simply to replace President Obama,” Palin wrote. “The real challenge is who and what we will replace him with. It’s not enough to just change up the uniform. If we don’t change the team and the game plan, we won’t save our country.”


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; florida; gingrich; mccain; newt; palin; romney; romneydirt; romneydirtytricks; saboteurromney; sarahpalin
They wanted her sidelined and to be, at most, a "cheerleader" for the varsity squad. Watch out what you wish for, guys.
1 posted on 01/29/2012 2:22:04 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ain’t she just great.......

And I was never so disappointed in Drudge.....a headline for every attack on Newt, but a downplay on his great endorsement by Cain.....despicable Matt.....


2 posted on 01/29/2012 2:38:33 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin also complained that the same GOP “establishment” figures now criticizing Gingrich did not come to her aid in 2008 nor did they go after then-Sen. Barack Obama with the same fervor. Obama, she said, “escape[d] unvetted.”

They are ALL corrupt bastards. The internet changed the political business for these thieves and crooks, that’s for sure.


3 posted on 01/29/2012 2:46:33 AM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Stalin-esque rewriting of history”

Sounds illegal. Maybe someone should contact Eric Holder. ;-)

4 posted on 01/29/2012 3:01:06 AM PST by No One Special
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To: jessduntno

The GOP and Democrats have merged to become The Party.


5 posted on 01/29/2012 3:08:52 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Nickname

The party of DONE.


6 posted on 01/29/2012 3:15:07 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


  What we saw with this ridiculous opposition dump on Newt was nothing short of Stalin-esque rewriting of history. It was Alinsky tactics at their worst.

  Bingo!
7 posted on 01/29/2012 3:29:38 AM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Could This Be The Longest Limbaugh Defense Of Newt Gingrich Ever?
8 posted on 01/29/2012 3:31:59 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (#withNewt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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9 posted on 01/29/2012 3:57:15 AM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ed Lasky
Oct 7, 2010
Great article
http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/democrat_dirty_tricks_a_primer.html

I’ll put Glenn Beck in this category

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10 posted on 01/29/2012 4:26:01 AM PST by Haddit
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"But the details of the event are more than unseemly - they may, in fact, be illegal. Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon. "An officer for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded to a description of the situation saying "it's definitely something I'd want to check out." The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law but did note that it's against state law to have a dog in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and "if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it, that would be illegal."


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and a lifelong dog owner and dog lover, said Romney's actions were uncalled for"


"Romney's dog - This is a distinction Mitt Romney probably could do without, but he is surely the first presidential candidate to be attacked for putting a dog with diarrhea in a carrier and tying it to the top of a station wagon. Romney's defense: Seamus liked it. [like the citizens under Romney's RomneyCARE, etc.?] "


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11 posted on 01/29/2012 5:01:48 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Wizard

Ain’t she great? Loves to run her mouth, but when the rubber meets the road, she clams up.

Sarah, you had your chance and millions of adoring fans, but you’re all cowgirl and no hat.

Sad.


12 posted on 01/29/2012 5:11:18 AM PST by Slim Pickens
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To: Slim Pickens

Recall that Sarah said she would do what was best for the conservative movement. It was not about her. I believe her.


13 posted on 01/29/2012 5:22:35 AM PST by No One Special
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To: Slim Pickens

I disagree. She made the right move for herself and her family by not running this time, and she is one of the few to stand up strongly for Newt.


14 posted on 01/29/2012 5:27:51 AM PST by CASchack
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To: CASchack

I think Sarah can do more as the non-contender. When Sarah speaks people listen. But in a pres race she will be butchered. By not being in the race she reserves all her power of persuasion for the most appropriate time.


15 posted on 01/29/2012 5:35:14 AM PST by chrisnj
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To: The Wizard

I was surprised by drudge, But look Sarah, Cain, and Perry leaders in this race have picked Newt over the rest, I think He’s going to go a lot farther.
Lot’s of time to November. The donk’s, the press, and the washington establishment are not on our side.
I was thinking that actually the OWS crowd that will get out of control and riot sooner than later will be a help as well.
Again the TEA people will appear calm, rational, and thoughtful about our future and will bring over the democrats to vote our side


16 posted on 01/29/2012 5:47:19 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Slim Pickens
Ain’t she great? Loves to run her mouth, but when the rubber meets the road, she clams up. Sarah, you had your chance and millions of adoring fans, but you’re all cowgirl and no hat. Sad.

Very nice -- words of destruction and hate, or piling on for no discernible reason, rather than words of mending, healing, or edification. Those are the kinds of words the looney left use against her, and against Newt, the kinds of words the RINOs use.

It is one thing to oppose, argue a point, or refine the conversation; it is another to try to destroy using hatred or ridicule.

17 posted on 01/29/2012 6:15:05 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stalinesque is right.

And look at those we thought were conservative, falling in line right behind Joseph Stalin. Corruption is a very nasty thing.


18 posted on 01/29/2012 6:27:48 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: reasonisfaith

If I don’t miss my guess, the Dem Party Machine will use Sarah’s words referring to GOP party as Stalinisque....in a ad “Tea Party Favorite says GOP party like Stalin”....

Thanks Sarah....


19 posted on 01/29/2012 8:36:54 AM PST by Engedi
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To: wolficatZ
DEVASTATING commentary -- a picture in this case being worth approximately 1,000 of Palin's 1,400 words.

Cheers!

20 posted on 01/29/2012 10:17:46 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is she putting lipstick of pit bull Newt? lol
21 posted on 01/29/2012 10:22:55 AM PST by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“The challenge of this election is not simply to replace President Obama,” Palin wrote. “The real challenge is who and what we will replace him with. It’s not enough to just change up the uniform. If we don’t change the team and the game plan, we won’t save our country.”

Well said.

22 posted on 01/29/2012 10:36:09 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Engedi

Yeah, compared to someone named “Engedi” she’s hardly done anything for the conservative cause, the Tea Party movement and the GOP. Dope.


23 posted on 02/01/2012 2:22:45 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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