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Palin continues defense of tea-party values
The Seattle Times / The New York Times ^ | March 17, 2013 | Sarah Wheaton

Posted on 03/18/2013 4:30:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

OXON HILL, Md. — Sarah Palin’s appearances no longer inspire speculation about her presidential aspirations, but her reception at a gathering of conservatives Saturday underscored her enduring popularity with the right.

In a speech, she offered zingers for the Republican base but also a strenuous defense of her tea-party friends who are challenging the Republican establishment.

In a pep talk at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Palin, a former governor of Alaska and Republican vice-presidential nominee, attacked President Obama and Beltway Republican groups that are promoting traditional candidates over insurgents in Republican primaries.

“More background checks?” she asked, railing against gun-control proposals offered by Democrats in Congress. “Dandy idea, Mr. President. Should’ve started with yours.” Lines like that frequently brought the crowd to its feet, as did a dramatic sip from a Big Gulp cup, to mock Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on soda cups bigger than 16 ounces in New York.

Despite her exit from electoral politics after the 2008 presidential election during which she was John McCain’s running mate, Palin retains influence within the conservative movement.

Many of its upstart officeholders credit her with their success. They include Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas, who introduced Palin hours before he delivered the keynote address.

“She can pick winners,” said Cruz, who beat the state’s lieutenant governor in a primary last year. “I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Gov. Sarah Palin.”

Acknowledging that “we can’t just ignore that we lost a big election,” Palin said, “the last thing we need is Washington, D.C., vetting more candidates.”

In an apparent reference to Karl Rove, who established the Conservative Victory Fund to oppose insurgent primary candidates, she added, “the architects can head on back to......

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: karlrove; palin; teaparty; tedcruz

1 posted on 03/18/2013 4:30:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I LOVED Sarah grabbing that super big gulp but this line
“Dandy idea, Mr. President. Should’ve started with yours.”
was definitely the quote of the day!! She got him good


2 posted on 03/18/2013 4:52:18 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How unexpected.


3 posted on 03/18/2013 4:53:47 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“She can pick winners,” said Cruz...

Yes. She. Can!


4 posted on 03/18/2013 4:56:44 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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Yep one of the brightest new stars we have....compliments of THE MIGHTY MIGHTY SARAH.....auuu rah.. Lets hope he comes down on the right side of strict immigration rules.....I.E. NO EFFIN AMNESTY...a no brainer TED....listen your elders and betters i.e. the brainy and beautiful ANN COULTER....

It is her correct prediction that if Amnesty is allowed to go forth there will be 2 direct results:

1. OUR BELOVED COUNTRY BECOMES CALIFORNIA....

AND

2. SO MANY VOTES GO TO THE CRATS THAT CONSERVATIVES WILL LOSE ALL POWER OVER THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY WHICH MEANS AMERICA HAS NO REAL FUTURE THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE A DEATH SPIRAL IN TO DEADLY EUROPEAN SOCIALISM. WHICH MEANS AMERICA HAS NO FUTURE AT ALL...

THIS IS A CRUCIAL CROSSROADS IN OUR FUTURE, TED.....R U LISTENING?





LISTEN TO ANN, HE MUST

5 posted on 03/18/2013 5:03:36 PM PDT by jimsin
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Palin-Coulter ticket !

Now that would be awesome.


6 posted on 03/18/2013 6:46:24 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Zombies Eat Brains = 50% of FL is Safe)
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Palin-Coulter ticket !

Now that would be awesome.

BIKE MAN....you are prescient.....at least LET US HOPE SO!

TALK ABOUT THE US NATIONAL ANTIDOTE....THOSE 2 ARE IT...IN

SPADES....!!


7 posted on 03/18/2013 7:03:19 PM PDT by jimsin
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