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Coming Soon to An Election Near You: Sarah Palin's Right Wing "Freedom Party"
EIN News' US Politics Today ^ | July 15, 2013 | Joe Rothstein

Posted on 07/15/2013 7:20:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin rippled political waters a few weeks ago when she said she would be open to the idea of a new right wing political party.

Palin was a guest on Mark Levin’s radio talk show, a popular venue for conservative audiences. A Twitter questioner asked, “Would you & Mark Levin be willing to build a 'Freedom Party' if GOP continues to ignore conservatives?”

Her reply:

"I love the name of that party, the 'Freedom Party. And if the GOP continues to back away from the planks in our platform, from the principles that built this party of Lincoln and Reagan, then yeah. I think there will be a lot of us who start saying, GOP, if you abandon us, we have nowhere else to go except to become more independent and not enlisted in a one or the other private majority parties that rule in our nation, either a Democrat or a Republican."

Some Twitter responses that appeared later on the right wing Breitbart.com web site:

jwcody: Sarah is a conservative's dream woman. Konservative_Punk: Sarah Palin is the voice of patriotic Americans everywhere. patriot2013jrd: Sarah Palin speaks for conservatives. The GOP, not so much anymore.

Below the mainstream news radar Sarah Palin has tapped into a deep root of anger and frustration on the tea party right. The great majority of Americans want Congress to find common ground to deal with the nation’s problems. But not those on the far right, who would find any Republican legislator who “compromises” guilty of political treason.

That anger has been bubbling since last November's Republican losses. The heat really intensified after the Republican national leadership's election "autopsy" concluded that the party needs to be more inclusive.

Right wing priests (and priestesses) with the biggest microphones aren't buying all of that inclusiveness stuff and continue to fan the flames of discontent.

Ann Coulter weighed in with this message to House Republicans after the Senate passed its immigration reform bill: don’t even consider acting on immigration reform until Republicans control the Senate. For any Republican who works with Democrats to craft a bill her verdict is clear: “Punish them, voters.”

Sean Hannity says Republicans would be “suckers” to work with Democrats. Every time they’ve tried, says Hannity, the end result “is something that contains a lot of Democratic ideas.”

Michael Savage, who hosts the third most popular talk show among conservatives has called for formation of a "Nationalist" party focused on "borders, language and culture." Savage says "There is no Republican Party, it's an appendage of the Democrat machine."

This anguish from the right no doubt mystifies most Americans who already consider the Republicans in Congress intransigent and uncompromising. In fact, Republicans’ unwillingness to work with the President or the Democratic majority in the Senate continues to drive down the GOP’s public support.

The latest Public Policy poll gives U.S. House Republicans only a 24-67 job approval rating. Even among Republican voters the job approval rating is negative, 40-51.

All of this pressure from the far right is clearly pushing House Republican leaders into decisions on the farm bill, immigration, the budget, taxes and the debt ceiling that they know deepens GOP unpopularity. Speaker John Boehner could get House approval for many of these important bills and lose the scarlet G (for gridlock) from his House jersey, but to do it he would need Democratic Party votes, which likely would be followed by his caucus tossing him out as its leader.

With each party primary election cycle we are seeing the battle between more mainstream conservative Republicans and the take-no-prisoners right wing playing out up and down the ballot. In 2014 “battleground states” will take on new meaning. At least 15, and as many as 20 U.S. Senate races are likely to feature bitter battles between candidates from the tea party right and more traditional Republicans.

If the far right loses most of these contests, as well as parallel campaigns in the U.S. House, and if the GOP nominates someone deemed less than Ted Cruz-pure for president in 2016 the political soil will be fertile for Sarah Palin's "Freedom Party."

The Republican Party can trace its roots as a national force to 1856, when it emerged with a dynamic program---end the expansion of slavery, build rails, roads, waterways and other infrastructure for the new nation, create a system of land grant colleges---and other forward-looking government action.

Lincoln’s election in 1860 was in no small part made possible by the party’s openness to a flood of immigrants---from Germany.

The tea party right’s vision of America would be unrecognizable to Lincoln and his co-founders.

It’s getting near time for the uncompromising, self-righteous right to move on, let the Republican Party return to its roots, and create a political realignment that’s long overdue.

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(Joe Rothstein can be contacted at joe@einnews.com)


TOPICS: Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: gop; palin; republicans; teaparty

1 posted on 07/15/2013 7:20:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin X


2 posted on 07/15/2013 7:24:50 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m in.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 7:25:40 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>>>Sarah Palin rippled political waters a few weeks ago when she said she would be open to the idea of a new right wing political party.<<<<

New right wing political party? Where did she say that?


4 posted on 07/15/2013 7:25:48 PM PDT by viaveritasvita ("The One who reigns forever, He is a Friend of mine, the G-d of angel armies is always by my side.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Better register it quick before the Dems hijack it like they did the TEA party political party.


5 posted on 07/15/2013 7:25:53 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The tea party right’s vision of America would be unrecognizable to Lincoln and his co-founders."

That's true, and the statement has no meaning in today's political discussion.

America was such a vast, open land then and uncultivated.

It NEEDED bodies.

We're millions of people more in population now and the dynamics are way different.

6 posted on 07/15/2013 7:26:45 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: viaveritasvita

She never said “Right wing party” she said that if the GOP doesn’t get their act together she and Mark Levin will create the freedom party


7 posted on 07/15/2013 7:28:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

>>>>She never said “Right wing party” she said that if the GOP doesn’t get their act together she and Mark Levin will create the freedom party<<<<

Exactly, and so the spinning starts.


8 posted on 07/15/2013 7:31:33 PM PDT by viaveritasvita ("The One who reigns forever, He is a Friend of mine, the G-d of angel armies is always by my side.")
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To: knarf

the liberals’ platform and beliefs in 2013 would be unrecognizable to the democrat of 1960.


9 posted on 07/15/2013 7:32:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Freedom Party Here!
Freedom Party Now!


10 posted on 07/15/2013 7:41:16 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Many conservatives (as opposed to establishment GOPers) are fairly adamant against a third party. It is really a twiddle dee twiddle dumb situation in DC. Face it the banks and the folks at the Federal Reserve and the big banks are in charge. Obama is their mannequin as were all presidents since JFK. There are some good congress people but the senators are pretty much a group of douche bags (no insult to douche bags)....except Rand. When you look at the minority parties such as the Libertarians and Green they haven’t made much of a dent nationally. OK Ralph Nader (ran as a Green?) only got 4.5% because of high name recognition....but otherwise these folks right and left are pissing up a rope. Even if the Dems have pretty much followed Green party platform so there really is no need for them. The Libertarian viewpoint is still very viable, but no social conservative will touch them with a 10 ft. pole. If a Freedom party exists for lets say 8 12 16 years and the GOP losses all seats, maybe they will get the message...maybe not-—because their asses are tied to Wall St the Fed the banks and the globalists.


11 posted on 07/15/2013 7:46:24 PM PDT by brooklyn dave (no new world odor---screw the Borg)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do NOT fall for this lie. How many RINOs has she endorsed? She has NO moral compass.


12 posted on 07/15/2013 7:53:56 PM PDT by Waywardson (I did not vote for that pro-abortionist candidate!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2nd, I do understand you like SP, and I do too. I heard little of her before McLain nominated her but I initially liked and still do but FACT IS, the Liberal media and Tina Fey will be revived to CRUSH her again. I don’t think you realize this but most Americans really do think she said “I can see Russia from my back porch.
I do like the idea of a Freedom Party but I like SP as the cheerleader (Ted Cruz) and kingmaker. I live in Texas, state side we are OK we have a nice majority but we are losing our patience with the National government


13 posted on 07/15/2013 7:54:23 PM PDT by Undecided 2012
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To: Undecided 2012

Most Americans think the above is the factual story, too.

14 posted on 07/15/2013 7:56:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the republican party is dead. They have been bring knives to gun fights for at least 20 years now. The RATS have taken over, and quite honestly, play the game very well. They control the media, thus get all the votes and good press. If the new Freedom Party is a valid effort, they will call out the press at every single turn. I hope they do. I have been saying it for a very long time, the right needs someone to challenge the left at every turn. Make them explain themselves. More often than not we will see them paint themselves into a corner and get that deer in the headlights thing going on.

Good luck, Sarah, I will be one that will do what I can do to support your efforts.


15 posted on 07/15/2013 7:58:37 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (I wish people would get their heads out of their butts and their noses out of everyones business)
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To: Secret Agent Man

the liberals’ platform and beliefs in 2013 would be unrecognizable to the democrat of 1960.

the exact same can be said for the republican party, except that they are the epitome of pitiful.


16 posted on 07/15/2013 8:01:30 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (I wish people would get their heads out of their butts and their noses out of everyones business)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Coming Soon to An Election Near You: Sarah Palin's Right Wing "Freedom Party"

Anarchists are "right wing" and represent the extreme right. Libertarianism is right center. Conservatism is centrist. Then you have the democrats and go full blown into the totalitarian philosophies like communism, socialism and national socialism. The left owns both commies and nazis and acts like it.

It's irritating as heck when people buy into the leftist depiction of the political spectrum which is completely inaccurate.

17 posted on 07/15/2013 8:04:59 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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18 posted on 07/15/2013 8:36:10 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Waywardson
She has NO moral compass.

That is one of the dumbest statements I've seen on this board in quite some time. Akin to calling the Framers a bunch of lame brain dipsticks.

19 posted on 07/15/2013 8:55:51 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: Windflier

No, our founders could speak and write with sound reason and deep convictions. Palin has proven to be TV for the easily led.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 9:37:59 PM PDT by Waywardson (I did not vote for that pro-abortionist candidate!)
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To: Waywardson
No, our founders could speak and write with sound reason and deep convictions. Palin has proven to be TV for the easily led.

You've obviously not read her many fine articles or speeches. Few conservatives have such deep conviction and natural alignment with the Framers as she does.

21 posted on 07/15/2013 9:56:36 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: knarf

Lincoln was a “co-founder”?


22 posted on 07/16/2013 1:14:37 AM PDT by sayfer bullets ("...and if it stops moving, subsidize it." - RR)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everything is “right-wing” with this guy, Joe Rothstein. (joe@einnews.com). Breitbart is right-wing, the TEA Party is right-wing and Sarah Palin’s new Freedom Party is erroneously called “right-wing.”


23 posted on 07/16/2013 1:22:39 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Lots of PDSer coming out of the woodwork... wonder if this will be a repeat of 2008 with “foot in mouth” disease..


24 posted on 07/16/2013 2:32:21 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Bikkuri

I noted that as well. They aren’t worth spit...LOL.


25 posted on 07/16/2013 3:04:43 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Windflier

Obviously.... I know nothing about her at all.

/s


26 posted on 07/16/2013 12:49:50 PM PDT by Waywardson (I did not vote for that pro-abortionist candidate!)
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To: onyx
Breitbart is right-wing

Nice catch.

Breitbart may have done some great things, but he was not right wing. He was a co founder of GOProud, the Republican gay rights group.

27 posted on 07/17/2013 5:02:38 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Tennessee Nana

She better get some kind of lock on the name Freedom Party or the Dems or RINOS will get their hands on it so that no one else can use it.


28 posted on 07/24/2013 5:47:48 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Cyclone59
If the new Freedom Party is a valid effort, they will call out the press at every single turn.

Governor Palin does this to great effect. This is why us conservatives love her. This is why the lefties and PDS types hate her.

Conservatives do not run against the Democrats. We run against the state run media.

29 posted on 07/30/2013 11:55:25 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Joe Rothstein ‏@Joerothstein 10 Jun
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http://r.einnews.com/qXzpxC

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30 posted on 07/30/2013 12:02:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Alex in chains

So now Andrew Breitbart is a queer? Is that what you are saying, noob?


31 posted on 07/30/2013 12:08:26 PM PDT by dforest (BR)
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To: dforest

I am not a fan of the Republican gay rights group GOProud.

Breitbart helped to establish that organization and served on its advisory committee. (he resigned after they outed an adviser to Gov Rick Perry)


32 posted on 07/30/2013 12:26:09 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Lincoln’s election in 1860 was in no small part made possible by the party’s openness to a flood of immigrants---from Germany."

Legal ones, I'm betting.

33 posted on 07/30/2013 12:28:56 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Waywardson
"How many RINOs has she endorsed?"

I don't know, how many? I'm curious to hear your opinion.

34 posted on 07/30/2013 12:31:11 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: Waywardson
How many RINOs has she endorsed?

I'm interested in your telling us, also...

35 posted on 07/30/2013 12:51:10 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: Waywardson
How many RINOs has she endorsed?

Let's see: She endorsed McCain only as a thank-you and she endorsed Fiorina, who was really a center-right, electable Republican in California.

So...she has endorsed 1 RINO.

GET A ROPE!

36 posted on 07/30/2013 4:09:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Cyclone59

The Texas GOP needs to split off from the National Party and start their own new National Party, others will quickly follow and hopefully leave the GOPe in the dust.


37 posted on 07/30/2013 4:11:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: baddog 219

Oh, I’m lovin’ that!


38 posted on 07/31/2013 9:10:37 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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