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Sarah Palin tells conservatives to branch out: ‘Stop preaching to the choir’
Yahoo! News ^ | March 16, 2013 | Chris Moody

Posted on 03/16/2013 1:06:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Sarah Palin may no longer hold public office, be a candidate for national office or have a paid contributor slot at a news network, but when put in front of a room full of conservatives, she still has no trouble riling up a crowd.

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference here Saturday, Palin was interrupted more than half a dozen times by standing ovations throughout a short red-meat speech, where she dinged the Republican Party and called on the conservative movement to be more inclusive. Palin, who delivered the keynote address at the same event last year, argued that Republicans acted "too calculated" and "scripted."

"Even our guys in the GOP too often have a habit of reading their stage directions, especially these days. They're being too scripted, too calculated. They talk about rebuilding the party. How about rebuilding the middle class?" Palin said. "They talk about re-branding the GOP instead of restoring the trust of the American people. Now, we can't just ignore, though, that we just lost a big election. Came in second. Out of two. Second position on the dog sled team--it's where the view never changes and the view ain't pretty."

"But we need to figure out then, our job. What will we do next?" she added. "Let's be clear about one thing: We're not here to re-brand a party. We're here to rebuild a country."(continued)

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2014; conservatism; cpac; palin; sarahpalin
Since when does a paid contributor slot at a news network make one a national leader?
1 posted on 03/16/2013 1:06:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

people listen to Sarah.


2 posted on 03/16/2013 1:11:48 PM PDT by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unfortunately most conservatives are too lazy to do the heavy lifting and that’s just the voters.


3 posted on 03/16/2013 1:14:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I disagree.

Last time we ended up with a self-centered candidate who chose to turn away his biggest unused asset.

Romney chose to refuse help, from Sarah.

Romney then lost.

I do not think the problem is conservatives. The problem was Romney.

And I supported him.


4 posted on 03/16/2013 1:17:15 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Press only invites the the RINOs to TV (even FOX).


5 posted on 03/16/2013 1:17:22 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

(after Sarah backed out, that is...)


6 posted on 03/16/2013 1:19:09 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It doesn’t.


7 posted on 03/16/2013 1:26:20 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"It's time we all stop preaching to the choir," she said, "and let's grow."

Great advice!

8 posted on 03/16/2013 1:28:19 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Since when does a paid contributor slot at a news network make one a national leader?

When she is a national leader.

9 posted on 03/16/2013 1:28:24 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t understand what she’s saying.

Very few people preach conservatism to anyone.

Certainly not in the GOP.

As far as I can see, Rush and Mark are about it. Beck preaches Libertarianism, and Sean...I don’t really know.

When those sources are gone, it’s hard to imagine how anyone will be conservative, because there is no one to plant the seeds of the philosophy.

But there are plenty sources of seeds of the other philosophy, and the success of its growth is obvious and visible everywhere.


10 posted on 03/16/2013 1:41:57 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She has a good point. There are conservatives out there that need to be brought into the fold. Then there are folks that dont even know they’re conservatives.

We need leadership that stands for something....then we win.


11 posted on 03/16/2013 1:46:07 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: chris37
When those sources are gone, it’s hard to imagine how anyone will be conservative, because there is no one to plant the seeds of the philosophy.

It doesn't help that other conservatives are ready to stomp the emerging sprout back into the dirt at the first opportunity.
12 posted on 03/16/2013 1:46:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah vision is clear, essential, and true as a seed that will ultimately feed the soul and the world. It is essential to her being and radiates at her every turn.


13 posted on 03/16/2013 1:59:34 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet

She’s wrong about preaching to the choir. Conservatives can only preach to the choir because the lame-stream media and academia control access. I often submit letters to the editor. I’ll submit the very same letter to a liberal newspaper and a conservative one. The liberal newspaper NEVER publishes my letters. The conservative one publishes them if they have the space. I mean, how many conservative speakers are invited to give commencement addresses at major universities? Has Rush Limbaugh ever been invited to address the graduating class of the Harvard School of Government? So give me a break, as long as conservatives are treated like a colony of lepers, we can only preach to the choir.


14 posted on 03/16/2013 2:28:25 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: cripplecreek

It just doesn’t seem like we are on any sort of path to recovering to what this country was, CC.

It seems like once free people die, they are not going to be replaced, because they didn’t make any more free people.

They didn’t pass it on. Instead they passed on something insidious.

I’m not sure how this could have happened, and it makes me sad.


15 posted on 03/16/2013 3:11:54 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: onyx

Ping.


16 posted on 03/16/2013 3:34:19 PM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
where she dinged the Republican Party and called on the conservative movement to be more inclusive.

I listened to her whole speach and not once did I hear her say we needed to be more "inclusive" either explicitly or implicitly. I did hear say all kinds of things that can only be taken that we need to stick to our principles, that we don't need to "rebrand" the party.

I'm pretty sure this is just wishful thinking on the part of the author.
17 posted on 03/16/2013 3:41:49 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: chris37
It just doesn’t seem like we are on any sort of path to recovering to what this country was, CC.

Too busy seeking to punish to see the opportunities to build and strengthen.

The Detroit issue is a perfect example of an opportunity that most "conservatives" would rather let slip away so they don't lose a favorite whipping boy. They simply declare it to be the result of liberalism and move on but Detroit is not a terribly liberal city. The real problem is corrupt politicians and an apathetic population. That apathetic population provides a great opportunity for a conservative message of hope.

Now that Rick Snyder has appointed a top notch man (Kevin Orr) as financial manager which is a good start but it doesn't address the social ills of Detroit. However, Ben Carson is going to be giving a speech in Detroit next week to talk about rising above his less than ideal beginnings. What we need to be doing is encouraging more conservatives to take Carson's lead and get to Detroit and talk to the people about the foundations of faith and family. I don't like playing race politics but they'll probably need to be black conservatives in the beginning. Herman Cain, Alfonzo Rachael, Star Parker, Allen West etc.

I'm not even suggesting that conservatives need to dump money into Detroit, private money is being invested anyway. What I would like to see from conservatives is moral support and promotion of a conservative revival of Detroit. It seems like a small thing to do for a chance at a spectacular coup for conservatism and republicans. A regular old conservative moon landing.

I don't love cities but I'm smart enough to know that Sarah Palin nor Ronald Reagan would never say "Let it rot".

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18 posted on 03/16/2013 4:02:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chris37
BTW Sarah Palin posted this on twitter a couple of hours ago with the encouragement to share it around. She's talking my language.

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19 posted on 03/16/2013 4:08:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

You know I have to agree.

It seems like the best way to demonstrate conservatism, American principles, capitaism, free markets and freedom would be to employ those in areas where liberalism has destroyed.

Demonstrate, lead, show, rebuild. I think actions and results mean much more to people than empty speeches from washed up politicians. (Not Palin, but other GOP members such as Mccain and Jeb Bush and so many others.)

I think letting it rot is the complete wrong attitude to have. It is failure, negative, and teaches nothing.


20 posted on 03/16/2013 5:01:45 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Canada is dumping big money into Detroit because they need it. They’re spending some $5 billion to build a new bridge across the Detroit river. Also a Canadian company has reopened the salt mines under Detroit.


21 posted on 03/16/2013 5:27:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Right on.

100% right.


22 posted on 03/16/2013 5:29:22 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I rag on the cities but I realize that we can’t afford to allow them to collapse and we better have a model in place for when Chicago, LA, and other cities find themselves in the same place Detroit is in.


23 posted on 03/16/2013 5:44:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One thing conservatives can do to reach the general public is to make more contributions to net sources of information such as Wikipedia (preferably from a position of strength, with good sources and facts to back up anything written — don’t want to harm the reputation of conservatives with ill-founded revisions or vandalism). Just as the left infiltrated many public institutions and shifted them to the left, the right can do that too (not, of course, for the purpose of using them for propaganda, but rather to help them better reflect the truth).


24 posted on 03/16/2013 5:55:20 PM PDT by GJones2 (How the right can get beyond preaching to the choir)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Since when does a paid contributor slot at a news network make one a national leader?

Yeah, if only she had the credibility John McCain or Reince Priebus or maybe Jeb Bush, then she would be a true leader. /s

25 posted on 03/16/2013 7:04:14 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"They talk about re-branding the GOP instead of restoring the trust of the American people. Now, we can't just ignore, though, that we just lost a big election. Came in second. Out of two. Second position on the dog sled team--it's where the view never changes and the view ain't pretty."

Prince and his folks need to listen. I just got an email from him saying how "Leadership" is trying to defund ObamaCare and we need to send money to help him save us. I sent the following response:

I see no evidence that the NRC is actually standing by Conservative principles or candidates. There are a few Tea Party folks who got elected despite the NRC's attempts to stop them and install RINOs. It is the few relatively new folks who are in the van when it comes to standing for us and not for some elitists set of "values". When you start marginalizing the RINOs and wholeheartedly backing true conservatives who won't water the Constitution and the people down to a watery, socialist gruel for some misguided sense of "expediency", you will regain my (and others') support. Until then, you are as much a part of the problem as the Democrats, and that's a HUGE problem. Start backing and offering true conservatives for elections and I'll give you another look. Get rid of the folks who currently make the political decisions - they are either morons or are working for the other side. Become unapologetic Constitutionalists and Conservatives or you do not deserve our support.

I know I'm wasting my breath on him, but can't help myself.

26 posted on 03/17/2013 4:57:27 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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