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If the GOPe Were Smart They Would Beg Gov. Palin to Come Back Into the Room
A Time For Choosing ^ | November 17, 2012 | Stacy Drake

Posted on 11/18/2012 8:35:54 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
If Sarah Palin wants inside the GOP room, she should stand up make a case for it.

You assume that Sarah has a desire to be invited into the Grungy Old Posers' room, but nothing could be further from the truth.

She stands for, and stridently supports the core values and common agreements that birthed this nation -- the same things the GOP disdains, and has tried to sweep into the dustbin of history.

They'll never invite her into their dank, subterranean lair, and will continue to do everything in their power to sideline and marginalize her.

51 posted on 11/18/2012 9:54:56 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

I agree


52 posted on 11/18/2012 9:59:23 AM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: mountainlion

No....all of the mass media was against Palin... Not most...

I don’t belong to any cult....politically or religiously...

My point which you either purposely are missing or simply are being obtuse is there is a contingent of FReepers who think Sarah Palin can save the conservative movement or lead them out of the wilderness ...

Those hopes are not realistic...


53 posted on 11/18/2012 9:59:47 AM PST by Popman
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To: Baynative
She went commercial to recover financially from the pain her family suffered after all the Soros/Obama contrived lawsuits and that clouded her otherwise positive image.

Yeah, it's just so wrong for conservative public figures to use their God-given talents, brains, and entrepreneurial initiative to participate in the free market. (rolls eyes)

54 posted on 11/18/2012 10:01:57 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Republicans are not smart and I seriously question the smarts of conservatives that maintain a membership or registration with the party.

Dont be the battered wife enabler to a bunch of people that dont like you and never will.


55 posted on 11/18/2012 10:08:07 AM PST by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Popman
You are right, hope is not realistic. Hope and change form Obama was not. I am not part of the cult of all is lost and that only bad things will happen. My hope is unrealistic. Should I hope for someone bad, not meeting my core values?
56 posted on 11/18/2012 10:14:13 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Absolutely stupid.


57 posted on 11/18/2012 10:18:02 AM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
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I would estimate that "half" of the character-assassination ideas against Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich came from ...


well, without mentioning any names ...


some guy and his buddies from the "Severly Conservative" planet Kolob in the Constellation Cancer ...


all "celestial god-children" ... every one.




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58 posted on 11/18/2012 10:34:22 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One thing I’m pretty certain of is that whomever the GOPe invites into the fold as a candidate, we don’t want.

Gov. Palin strikes me as someone who knows when to await an invite—and when not to.


59 posted on 11/18/2012 10:36:36 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand; darkwing104; 2ndDivisionVet; hellinahandcart

I agree with KGMG on this one.


60 posted on 11/18/2012 10:45:10 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The majority of people living in this country these days are nothing but low I.Q., gullible morons. If it’s on TV or “da intanet”, IT MUST BE TRUE. “Ahh. Bon jour.”

If you're going to badmouth my country that way, why don't you go to Europe, where it's fashionable to talk about how Americans are stupid?

And if you're going to accuse "the majority" of swallowing the MSM spin, why don't you go online where there are pro-Obama articles and READ THE COMMENTS of your fellow Americans on mainstream sites like yahoo, LA Times, Washington Post, and You Tube? IF YOU ACTUALLY TOOK THE TIME TO DO THAT, you'd see that the vast majority of media consumers there recognize and have contempt for the liberal bias of the media and the liberalism it promotes.

FRiend, you're the one who is being gullible by buying into the illusion that the MSM creates that liberals aren't the minority. Yes, there are a lot Americans stupid enough to vote for liberals -- but the ones who aren't outnumber them. It's why liberals have to cheat to win.

61 posted on 11/18/2012 10:55:05 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny

Yeah, whatever. Been to Europe a number of times (In the U.S. Army pal!). Been to East Germany when the communists were still running it. I WASN’T FLUKEN IMPRESSED!


62 posted on 11/18/2012 11:02:10 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: EricT.
...outside of social conservative circles, she is universally considered an idiot.

I have not heard or seen anything that contradicts that statement.

If she ever ended up running for President, she would get even fewer votes than Santorum.

63 posted on 11/18/2012 11:55:10 AM PST by muleskinner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Secure the border , how many decades have they been saying this ? Everything said today reflects back to what they said in 86, only the year has change.We cannot get Obama to enforce the laws on the books now.Why would anyone believe Obama will do anything different ? More illegals will come and more illegal aliens we will be told do not the specific criteria to be deported and thus the illegal population begins to grow again.


64 posted on 11/18/2012 2:16:33 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: muleskinner

Glad to see someone else with an interest in dealing with the real world.


65 posted on 11/18/2012 3:11:45 PM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: Bratch
Then you're basically saying no conservative will ever again be elected to a national office.

Palin herself helped solidify that notion with the infamous Katie Couric interviews. She was naive to think she would get a fair shake and came off looking rather unprepared for prime time, which anyone should have known would happen.

66 posted on 11/18/2012 3:20:41 PM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: EricT.

With all due respect, if you took ANY candidate and allowed them to be interviewed by an experienced, biased reporter for over eight hours, I guarantee that reporter could make the candidate look like a blithering idiot.

The fault was with the so-call “campaign experts” that led her into the perky one’s honey trap. McCain and his people were supposed to be professionals; they wound up being either incredibly naive or purposely incompetent.


67 posted on 11/18/2012 4:36:58 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

I don’t agree. A smart candidate would think and talk circles around an intellectual lightweight like Katie Couric. A smart candidate would anticipate her questions and motives for asking them and respond accordingly.

Sarah Palin didn’t.


68 posted on 11/18/2012 4:44:21 PM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: EricT.

If you substituted “experienced” for “smart”, I’d probably agree with you.

The national media, especially with conservatives, is unlike anything a state governor has ever faced, outside of the big cities. It’s obvious Governor Palin wasn’t ready to face such an obstacle that early in the campaign.

All the more reason for the McCain camp to choose a different method of introducing her to the national stage. Imagine, for instance, a week-long series of interviews on the campaign trail with Greta Van Susteren. That would have provided an in depth examination of her stands on issues and would have made her much tougher to marginalize.

But again, the McCain people handled her media appearances horribly. Like rank amateurs.


69 posted on 11/18/2012 5:08:34 PM PST by Bratch
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To: EternalHope

“However, if she goes completely rogue and starts a third party, count me in.”

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I’m in.


70 posted on 11/18/2012 5:11:53 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTTT


71 posted on 11/18/2012 5:51:47 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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Like Sarah was new for 2008, we need someone new for 2016; preferably a tall, attractive, articulate, intelligent, confident, pro-life, Christian Conservative male, 45-55 years of age. Someone with a neutral dialect, and can speak to Conservative values without giving the impression women should be barefoot and pregnant.


72 posted on 11/18/2012 7:29:47 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Popman
There is no possible way she can make a positive contribution to the GOP as an political entity...Sorry, that's just the facts..

You ignore the facts.

Palin is the single most important, most influential member of the GOP, in leading republicans and in shaping the party.

Today, Governors, Senators and Congresspeople are there because of Palin's ""positive contribution to the GOP as an political entity"".

73 posted on 11/18/2012 9:02:24 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: EricT.

As the leader of conservatism and the kingmaker of the GOP, she is the most powerful single republican in America.

Palin is having an incredible effect on shaping the future of the GOP.


74 posted on 11/18/2012 9:08:54 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If the GOPe Were Smart They Would Beg Gov. Palin to Come Back Into the Room...

And serve sandwiches.

75 posted on 11/19/2012 7:40:58 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Exactly.


76 posted on 11/19/2012 2:25:24 PM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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