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Palinís Next Step
The National Review ^ | March 16, 2013 | Katrina Trinko

Posted on 03/18/2013 4:52:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin proved again today that she has the chops to thrill a conservative crowd like almost nobody else.

In her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Palin delivered a series of snappy one-liners and pointed jibes, aimed both at liberals and the GOP establishment, that earned her plenty of applause and cheers.

But the clearest sign of Palin’s real power was the man on stage before her: Texas GOP senator Ted Cruz. Cruz, who surprised the crowd by introducing Palin, noted how crucial her endorsement was in his Texas GOP primary race against lieutenant governor David Dewhurst. “I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Governor Sarah Palin,” Cruz said.

Matt Mackowiak, a Texas-based GOP strategist, agrees that Palin is a formidable player in political races. “Where she has greatest impact right now is in primaries, where she chooses candidates and campaigns for them and brings enormous earned media and fundraising and tea-party support,” he says.

But with no Senate races in 2013, except for a special election in Massachusetts, there will be little opportunity for Palin to make a splash with endorsements.....

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: cpac; palin; sarahpalin; tedcruz

1 posted on 03/18/2013 4:52:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She has my respect.

You know, a normal family with a mom paying the bills out of a checkbook knows you need to balance the checkbook by shopping wisely without borrowing themselves into the poor house. This is a basic conservative thinking and somehow this kind of thinking drives liberals insane.

2 posted on 03/18/2013 4:57:35 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whatever her next step is, I just hope it’s on a path that leads to the White House.


3 posted on 03/18/2013 4:57:43 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTTT


4 posted on 03/18/2013 5:01:20 PM PDT by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I don’t know whether you can remain politically relevant just by putting Facebook posts up,” Mackowiak mused.

How many times have we heard THAT?

5 posted on 03/18/2013 5:03:11 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But with no Senate races in 2013, except for a special election in Massachusetts, there will be little opportunity for Palin to make a splash with endorsements. Palin’s other big media foray, her Fox News contract, has also ended. “I don’t know whether you can remain politically relevant just by putting Facebook posts up,” Mackowiak mused. “So the next year is an interesting year for her.”

I don't know if that NRO writer can think out of the box...

Gee, she can be making speeches in states and help encourage grass-rooters to run, etc etc. And that is the 1st idea out of my fertile cranium, I can only imagine what she has in store for 2013 out of hers. Waiting for 14' is way to long, you have to hitting the ground running now IMHO...

6 posted on 03/18/2013 5:04:35 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: A CA Guy

—— somehow this kind of thinking drives liberals insane. ——

Have you noticed that Leftists constantly battle reality?

In economics, they believe that government spending “multiplies,” and creates wealth.

They believe that people can change sexes.

That men are the same as women.

That morality is relative.

That ugliness is beautiful.

They battle Reality, because Reality is Truth.

And Truth is God.


7 posted on 03/18/2013 5:15:50 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: taildragger

There are plenty of opportunities for Sarah to contribute to the conservative cause between now and 2014. Every county, every state has a GOP fund raiser two or three times each year. Here in the Ozarks, she’d be SRO at one of these events.


8 posted on 03/18/2013 5:22:16 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: onyx; KC_Lion

Ping!


9 posted on 03/18/2013 5:41:03 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Diana in Wisconsin; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; ...
Ask and you shall receive Sarah Ping!

I don't know what the future holds.

But I do know she will continue to cause The Democrats and those Stupid Republicans to lay awake at night.

Go Sarah!


10 posted on 03/18/2013 5:48:44 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Windflier

Whatever her next step is, I just hope it’s on a path that leads to the White House.


AMEN to that!!


11 posted on 03/18/2013 6:21:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But with no Senate races in 2013, except for a special election in Massachusetts, there will be little opportunity for Palin to make a splash with endorsements.....

Au contraire! Now's the time to start setting up for Congressional and Senatorial elections in 2014!

12 posted on 03/18/2013 6:49:02 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Windflier

Only if they’re doing a new reality show.


13 posted on 03/18/2013 6:56:24 PM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: TexasGunLover
Only if they’re doing a new reality show.

There's always one in every crowd.

14 posted on 03/18/2013 7:03:43 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: KC_Lion

Whats a guy gotta do to get on the Sarah Ping List?


15 posted on 03/18/2013 7:09:39 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Delta 21
All you have to do is be willing and ask :)

Onyx and I hold her Ping List

So if you want Delta I can add you to Sarah's Huge List ^.^

16 posted on 03/18/2013 7:12:29 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Palin bump.


17 posted on 03/18/2013 7:14:40 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: KC_Lion
Woo hoo...Good news, Houston! Sarah and Sen. Cruz are coming to town!!


18 posted on 03/18/2013 7:25:20 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Go ahead and put me on.

I’ve liked her style since day one and she is very easy on the eyes.


19 posted on 03/18/2013 7:36:57 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Delta 21

Roger that Delta you are on! :)


20 posted on 03/18/2013 7:41:00 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Please add me to the list.

Thanks


21 posted on 03/18/2013 7:44:42 PM PDT by sleddogs
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To: sleddogs

:) You are now on Saarh’s Ping List too sleddogs!


22 posted on 03/18/2013 7:52:03 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

I kindly request being on the list too.

When she gave her speech back in 2007, I was beyond moved, that woman has ‘it’ and no matter what they try and do, they can’t squash it.


23 posted on 03/18/2013 9:03:19 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Windflier
There's always one in every crowd.

The PDS is strong in that one.
24 posted on 03/18/2013 9:09:11 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Windflier; TexasGunLover
There's always one in every crowd.

Yup, Sarah drives the ankle-biters mad.
25 posted on 03/18/2013 9:35:34 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
Yup, Sarah drives the ankle-biters mad.

But - but, she's just an irrelevant reality show star.....why on earth do they even care? /s

26 posted on 03/18/2013 9:42:32 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: KC_Lion
This is just a trial balloon, they want to test the water and see how much the public will stand/ This will be a standard procedure from now on. Any Country going to the ECB for a bail out can expect to get the same treatment
27 posted on 03/18/2013 11:00:20 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy,,, other times I just let her sleep.)
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To: SuziQ

Every move obama is about getting the house back. He lives and breaths it.


28 posted on 03/19/2013 3:07:59 AM PDT by GregB (Where are the Benghazi survivors?)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
You got it American Girl!

You are now on her Ping List!

:)

29 posted on 03/19/2013 6:11:26 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Timber Rattler

I hope she goes to Washington DC! We could use her in the Senate. Next republican President—if there ever is one—needs her in his cabinate.


30 posted on 03/19/2013 6:16:08 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Jane Long

That is an awesome poster! Those are the kinds of pictures that make the libs piddle in their britches! Yay!


31 posted on 03/19/2013 9:45:24 AM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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