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ABC Tries to Con America Into Believing that Sarah Palin Will Run for President
PoliticusUSA ^ | August 18, 2013 | Jason Easley

Posted on 08/18/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The mainstream media refuses to give it up. ABC News is trying to fool people into believing that Sarah Palin will be a presidential candidate. Check out this graphic and see it for yourself.

Before RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was interviewed on This Week, ABC aired a pre-recorded video package with the announcer saying at the end, “There’s no shortage of prospective Republican candidates, and that makes it even more challenging for the party to resolve its ideological divide.”

So let’s take a look at who ABC News thinks is a potential Republican presidential candidate:

Ted Cruz? Check.

Donald Trump? Seriously, ABC? Donald Trump?

Marco Rubio? Check.

Chris Christie? Check.

Rick Santorum? Check.

Rand Paul? Thanks to Jesse Benton, we already know that he is running.

Scott Walker? Check.

Nikki Haley? (ABC has to pretend that a woman might run on the Republican side, but we all know it is going be a Viagra festival.)

Paul Ryan? Looking more doubtful by the day, but check.

Wait a second. Who is that in the lower right hand corner?

Yep. ABC News listed Sarah Palin as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

I guess it all depends on how one defines potential candidate, but I suspect that the odds are higher that Donald Trump will run for president before Sarah Palin ever does.

The lamestream media has got to stop helping Sarah Palin run her con game.

When her SarahPAC starts running low on cash, like clockwork Palin begins rumbling that she might run for some office. Few in the mainstream press seem to notice that Palin spends virtually none of the money that her PAC raises on promoting and donating to candidates. The vast majority of SarahPAC’s expenditures go towards funding Sarah Palin’s lifestyle.

Responsible media outlets need to stop furthering the illusion that Sarah Palin will ever run for anything again. Promoting Palin is just as irresponsible as promoting Donald Trump’s annual Apprentice promotional tour disguised as a presidential campaign. It is necessary to to discuss what Trump and Palin because they speak to the narrow minded bigots in the Republican Party, but the media can do so without feeding into their agenda of greed and personal financial gain.

Sarah Palin is a potential presidential candidate in the same way that the ghost of Ronald Reagan and Curt Schilling bloody sock are presidential candidates. In other words, she isn’t a potential presidential candidate. Alaska doesn’t want her. The nation doesn’t want her, and the media needs to stop bitterly clinging to the idea that washed up has been Sarah Palin has any kind of future in politics.

No matter how much the media keeps pushing the myth of a Palin comeback, it is never going to happen.


TOPICS: Alaska; Florida; Kentucky; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Wisconsin; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
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Someone's having a hissy fit.
1 posted on 08/18/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Slow news weekend.


2 posted on 08/18/2013 3:50:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The democrat war on women continues...


3 posted on 08/18/2013 3:53:04 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, more PDS ... they are scared spitless of her.


4 posted on 08/18/2013 3:53:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s the Tim Tebow of politics.


5 posted on 08/18/2013 3:53:58 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The left has to attack Palin.

She is the absolute, 100% effective anti-Hillary.

Which means to this single voice out here in America, she will run.

:D


6 posted on 08/18/2013 3:59:26 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin lives in Jason Easley’s head, rent free!


7 posted on 08/18/2013 4:00:50 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Another Midol moment for Ms. Easely.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 4:05:06 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

9 posted on 08/18/2013 4:08:45 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trump and Palin because they speak to the narrow minded bigots in the Republican Party

I guess I am now a narrow minded bigot. I have discovered lately that I am racist, prejudice, and keeping minorities from being successful. I guess now I have to add narrow minded bigot to my resume.

10 posted on 08/18/2013 4:09:56 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trump and Palin because they speak to the narrow minded bigots in the Republican Party

I guess I am now a narrow minded bigot. I have discovered lately that I am racist, prejudice, and keeping minorities from being successful. I guess now I have to add narrow minded bigot to my resume.

11 posted on 08/18/2013 4:10:10 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Trump and Palin because they speak to the narrow minded bigots in the Republican Party

I guess I am now a narrow minded bigot. I have discovered lately that I am racist, prejudice, and keeping minorities from being successful. I guess now I have to add narrow minded bigot to my resume.

12 posted on 08/18/2013 4:10:15 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Admin Moderator; All
Why are we giving PoliticusUSA - a blog run by a Media Matters staffer - all these CLICKS, dammit?

BAN THEM from FR!

13 posted on 08/18/2013 4:12:38 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope she doesn't run as an (R).

We need a Cow Moose Party...


14 posted on 08/18/2013 4:12:50 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any good army needs a reserve. Probably the very best thing Sarah Palin can do for Republicans is to somehow sabotage Hillary’s campaign. So the question becomes how can she do this?

If she can pull it off, she could name her cabinet seat.


15 posted on 08/18/2013 4:13:26 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hate to see this garbage starting already. Good grief we have a very important election in the fall of 2014 to deal with first.

Some of these people may very well be totally irrelevant or even gone from this earth three years from now.


16 posted on 08/18/2013 4:14:06 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: montag813; Admin Moderator

If you were to “ban” everything written by a non-conservative you might have four threads a day.


17 posted on 08/18/2013 4:15:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Tammy8
I Am A Racist
18 posted on 08/18/2013 4:15:50 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: bigdaddy45

You are right.


19 posted on 08/18/2013 4:22:20 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: bigdaddy45

She’s the Tim Tebow of politics.

How insulting to Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin is an accomplished person. Tim Tebow is a 1/2 decent (probably too much credit) Quarterback.


20 posted on 08/18/2013 4:22:34 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, you can add Scott Brown to the list. Just heard on the radio news that he may put his hat in the ring for 2016.


21 posted on 08/18/2013 4:35:43 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, you can add Scott Brown to the list. Just heard on the radio news that he may put his hat in the ring for 2016.


22 posted on 08/18/2013 4:36:14 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: montag813

I wish FR would ban Steve Flesher who is the lead moderator and columnist for C4P.

He is a gay rights activist and using his support of Sarah Palin to gain support to overturn state constitution amendments supporting traditional marriage.

He runs the gay rights website gayconservative.org.


23 posted on 08/18/2013 4:36:46 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ABC ——> Anybody but Clinton?


24 posted on 08/18/2013 4:37:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tammy8
"I guess I am now a narrow minded bigot."

No, that's NewSpeak claptrap.

Push back and tell them you are a rule-of-law, logical thinker, supporter of the Constitution.

The LSM is none of those and worse.

25 posted on 08/18/2013 4:40:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: napscoordinator

Well, at least Tebow kept on playing, at any rate, when they would let him.

Palin lost my respect when she bailed on politics, became a not very successful commentator, and then took up a career implying that she might run for something, someday, somewhere....

If you can’t take the heat, etc. - and stop cluttering up the kitchen so that wishful thinkers actually believe you’re going to start cooking again.


26 posted on 08/18/2013 5:40:15 PM PDT by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is just another lib puke having a hissy fit. He/she/it are right on one thing, though. I doubt Sarah Palin will run for public office again, at least as a candidate for the gop/’rat uniparty.


27 posted on 08/18/2013 5:41:21 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The vast majority of SarahPAC’s expenditures go towards funding Sarah Palin’s lifestyle.

I think if I was Palin, unless the turd can prove this accusation, I"d sue his arse off!

28 posted on 08/18/2013 7:37:59 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Bronzy
Well, you can add Scott Brown to the list. Just heard on the radio news that he may put his hat in the ring for 2016.

Is he running as a Democrat or Republican?

29 posted on 08/18/2013 8:00:33 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Bronzy
Well, you can add Scott Brown to the list. Just heard on the radio news that he may put his hat in the ring for 2016.

Is he running as a Democrat or Republican?

30 posted on 08/18/2013 8:00:38 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah is the only one of them I will vote for.


31 posted on 08/18/2013 8:06:36 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: montag813
Why are we giving PoliticusUSA - a blog run by a Media Matters staffer - all these CLICKS, dammit?

Clicks? What clicks? I doubt that most people reading this thread bothered to click through to the source article. Why would we? To hear even more of what this anti-American Commie has to say?

32 posted on 08/18/2013 10:08:16 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: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Probably the very best thing Sarah Palin can do for Republicans is to somehow sabotage Hillary’s campaign. So the question becomes how can she do this?

By becoming the 45th President of the United States.

33 posted on 08/18/2013 10:10:13 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

and Sarah is the best of all of them..


34 posted on 08/19/2013 12:16:27 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and Sarah is the best of all of them..


35 posted on 08/19/2013 12:16:36 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and Sarah is the best of all of them..


36 posted on 08/19/2013 12:16:49 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

who writes this crap.....


37 posted on 08/19/2013 12:17:44 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope Sarah does not run for pres in 2016. I hope and pray she is too busy being the Junior Senator from Alaska, after she sends Baggage packing.

It will be the nation's loss, but,we Alaskans need her in the Senate more than we need her to be President.

The president, when acting Constitutionally, can only propose, the legislature disposes.

YOU GO SARAH, KICK BEGICH'S A$$!!!!

38 posted on 08/19/2013 1:29:56 AM PDT by snowtigger (. Thanx to Charlie Daniels, " Let them win, or bring them HOME")
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To: Windflier

While eventually a good thing, I truly don’t know if Sarah Palin is ruthless enough in the near future to do what is necessary.

Right now, I’m looking at some states that have either strong Republican majorities, or close to super-majorities in their legislatures, with strong Republican governors, as setting up a road map for an eventual Republican conservative takeover of Washington, both congress and the presidency.

As prerequisites to this, several key RINOs who would block such efforts need to be purged, with the help of the Tea Party. And then there would be the greatest pruning of government possibly in human history as the plan.

The lobbyists, big money corporations, and internationalists would be outraged by this “overturning of the apple cart”, and would fight it by any means possible.

And a truly hard part, once the massive pruning was done, then all three federal branches would have to have their powers strongly curtailed. About the only way for this to be done, which would last, would be a major restoration of federalism. Returning enormous amounts of power to the states at the expense of the national government.

Right now in the Republican dominated states, there have been truly bitter fights with Democrats who support the old order of waste and corruption. Such a fight at the federal level will be to an order of magnitude greater and meaner.

Personally, I ask who in the Republican party is up for such a brawl? Is Sarah Palin too willing to “go along to get along” with the current leadership, or would, when she had power, despise them?

If someone is truly revolutionary, which is what is needed, I doubt they would be so pragmatic as to ever agree to “play ball” with those who lack core values. Thus they would be outsiders right now. Who are they?


39 posted on 08/19/2013 7:16:06 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: napscoordinator

What do you mean “insulting to Sarah Palin??” Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy. They don’t give many of those out. And he led his team to the national championship.

If you consider State Politics to be analogous to College football, and Federal Politics to Pro football, then I stand by my analogy.


40 posted on 08/19/2013 12:53:05 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: bigdaddy45

I don’t have anything against Tim Tebow and in fact thrilled to have him as part of the Patriots. However, I guess I was looking at the fact that Sarah Palin has changed America and Tim Tebow kicks a ball or catches a ball. Again Tim’s character is great....his volunteering is great....his football playing is good. I guess I just wish the two of them would not be compared. It really is not fair to compare a 50 year old woman with a 24 year old young man and compare accomplishments.


41 posted on 08/19/2013 3:51:00 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

I’m not trying to be argumentative, but how has Sarah Palin “changed America”? She had some legislative success in Alaska before she resigned, but what National impact has she had? What are her accomplishments? (and no, I’m not being snarky, and i’m really interested in what you consider these accomplishments to be)


42 posted on 08/19/2013 6:43:01 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Alex in chains; montag813

You got here a few months ago and already you’re telling us what to do and trying to drag down Sarah Palin? Good luck with that!


43 posted on 08/20/2013 6:33:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am telling you what to do????


44 posted on 08/21/2013 5:21:15 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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