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Michelle Malkin girds for 2014 GOP civil war
The Politico ^ | February 8, 2014 | Mackenzie Weinger

Posted on 02/08/2014 5:08:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle Malkin doesn’t run away from fights, she runs toward them. And she’s running faster than ever headlong into the 2014 Republican primary battles on behalf of upstart conservative candidates who are mounting insurgent challenges to the GOP old guard.

Twitter is Malkin’s weapon of choice. Battles with her almost always devolve into wars, and those who follow the conservative social media scene know she has a proven formula online: Taunting quips from foes bring out the full force of her Twitter arsenal, with snappy replies, catchy hashtags and the mobilization of a legion of energized followers.

Malkin, 43, says she’s using her influence — and her confrontational approach — on behalf of candidates she deems worthy of it in this year’s midterm.

“I see the practically unlimited power that social media has to help push the issues and causes and people I care about,” Malkin told POLITICO in a recent interview. “I know what I’m good at.”(continued)

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


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2014; 2014election; gop; malkin; michellemalkin; republicans
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1 posted on 02/08/2014 5:08:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Malkin is young, smart, tech savvy, in tune with the crap the RNC elites have been doing.

She is not starting anything, but she is not putting up with the GOPe crap either.


2 posted on 02/08/2014 5:11:43 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Michelle Malkin girds

Oh, that's nice .. had my BP nice and level for the weekend, and ya had to post that image trigger !

<lol>

3 posted on 02/08/2014 5:12:15 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Texas Fossil

bump


4 posted on 02/08/2014 5:15:45 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m proud to count her among my followers on twitter.

She’s often overlooked but I count her as one of the toughest conservative women out there.


5 posted on 02/08/2014 5:20:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

cool


6 posted on 02/08/2014 5:21:05 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She should stay away from “high profile races.” Right. Rove et al give good uncolicited advice. More like wishful thinking.


7 posted on 02/08/2014 5:23:19 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: cripplecreek

One of the toughest conservatives out there.


8 posted on 02/08/2014 5:24:22 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle is a FIGHTER with multiple weapons, she is only no 2 to Sarah Palin in my book.


9 posted on 02/08/2014 5:25:19 PM PST by DCmarcher-976453
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Needs to be handled carefully the Democrats want the civil war to develop into a full blown schism between the moderates and the TEA patriots. The war must end in victory for conservatives but no split into two parties, that would guarantee total Democrat control of politics.


10 posted on 02/08/2014 5:31:41 PM PST by BurningOak (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2830849/reply?c=1)
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To: Texas Fossil

I would have never guessed Michelle was older than me by a few years... I always took her to be under 30... but as wise as a retiree.

I can’t explain how incredibly hot that is...

Then you consider how... hot Michelle is in the “What Would Laz Do?” sense... wow.

Anyways... I’ll shut up now... she’s probably gonna read this...


11 posted on 02/08/2014 5:34:48 PM PST by Rodamala (Will you marry me?)
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To: tomkat

LOL!


12 posted on 02/08/2014 5:35:36 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon
ruhroh .. busted !   <grin>
13 posted on 02/08/2014 5:37:34 PM PST by tomkat
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14 posted on 02/08/2014 5:43:44 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: tomkat

Michelle is beautiful! And no sharp, bony angles, unlike another female pundit I could mention *cough.*


15 posted on 02/08/2014 5:46:13 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: DCmarcher-976453

why has Palin kept out of the fight


16 posted on 02/08/2014 5:47:23 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As long as the GOP supports asinine concepts like amnesty and Puerto Rican statehood, they can go to hell.


17 posted on 02/08/2014 5:47:38 PM PST by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: CatherineofAragon

If I wasn't married, I still would not have a chance with her.

18 posted on 02/08/2014 5:51:35 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Michael.SF.
"If I wasn't married, I still would not have a chance with her."

No, you would not, because she's married, too, LOL.

19 posted on 02/08/2014 5:52:59 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon
You must mean the one with the serious cheeseburger deficiency.

(not to mention her loathsome taste in men .. lol)

20 posted on 02/08/2014 5:55:16 PM PST by tomkat
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To: cripplecreek
cripplecreek :" She’s often overlooked but I count her as one of the toughest conservative women out there."

The team of Palin and Malkin
would make it the "IN " team for conservatism

21 posted on 02/08/2014 5:56:15 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Malkin is young, smart, tech savvy”
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Of course she is...She is a sweet Filipina, just as my wife :)


22 posted on 02/08/2014 5:57:24 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Texas Fossil

I picked up a copy of Forbes and read it on the plane this morning.

The article was about Christie and why the GOPe wanted him.

The elites were all gathered. Vernon Jordon opposed Christie because he is a “bully”.

I’ll leave it there for the rest of you to figure it out.


23 posted on 02/08/2014 5:58:35 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: cripplecreek
The team of Palin and Malkin
would make it the "IN " team for conservatism .
And end the B.S. media driven "War on Women "

24 posted on 02/08/2014 5:59:51 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Malkin is young, smart, tech savvy”
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Of course she is...She is a sweet and smart Filipina, just as my wife :)


25 posted on 02/08/2014 6:02:11 PM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

My complements, you are a luck man.


26 posted on 02/08/2014 6:03:57 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
27 posted on 02/08/2014 6:06:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Rodamala

I had no idea of here age, but she is a great deal younger than me. So from my perspective it wasn’t something I thought about.

I do admire her understanding of the latest issue that comes on the radar. She is always on to that.


28 posted on 02/08/2014 6:07:46 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: tomkat

Dat be de one....


29 posted on 02/08/2014 6:14:31 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unless we get some real American leadership running there wont be much of a battle just a show for the media and the media dont care so they wont cover it either not because its not interesting but because they are marxist trash sucking on obama’s hind end for nourishment


30 posted on 02/08/2014 6:14:43 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: AlexW

Michelle Malkin was born in Philadelphia and is an American.


31 posted on 02/08/2014 6:16:07 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

“Michelle Malkin was born in Philadelphia and is an American.”
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Yes, but BOTH parents are Filipinos. That makes her a Filipina
born in America.


32 posted on 02/08/2014 6:20:08 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Malkin led the successful siege on MSNBC over their attack on conservatives last week and MSNBC threw up a white flag within hours.


33 posted on 02/08/2014 6:21:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the world of Malkin.

So MANY so-called conservative voices I’ve lost total faith and respect in over these past few years. I pay attention to so very, very few nowadays. But there are still some out there that have remained solid, in the face of withering pressures from either the GOP-E hive-mind or the hip clarion calls of cultural rot. Like Malkin, Mark Levin, Phyllis Shlafley, and such.


34 posted on 02/08/2014 6:33:15 PM PST by greene66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For anyone who doesn't know, Michelle created and was CEO of a website called Twitchy. This website is a unique, clever idea, where she and her staff would search Twitter feeds looking for outrageous commentary, mostly from "progressives." She woudl highlight the tweets along with her wit and humerous putdowns.

It is a very creative and effective way to bring the fight to Twitter.

35 posted on 02/08/2014 7:09:37 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: AlexW

She is an American citizen, and I suspect she would take your silly head off for your smarmy, patronizing comments.

My mother was born to German immigrants and she would have thrown you out the back door on your tin ear if you had called her anything but American.

Perhaps you ought to limit your little fantasy island comments to you and yours, especially when your targets aren’t present to set you straight.


36 posted on 02/08/2014 7:12:10 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a big deal. The Dems have had a “youth” advantage vis a vis technology. If Malkin is on her game, this is a game changer. She’s smarter than the best operatives the Democrats have fielded over the last four Presidential elections. Had she been on this track in ‘08 Obama would still be a senator.


37 posted on 02/08/2014 7:27:30 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Fightin Whitey

“I suspect she would take your silly head off for your smarmy, patronizing comments.”
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Excuse me, but are you saying that she would be insulted to be recognized as a Filipina????
I am sure she is quite proud of her heritage. Do you even know yours?


38 posted on 02/08/2014 7:31:01 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Texas Fossil

The article said she is 43.

I think my general point is that she truly is respectable.

Granted, I would have to somehow instantly elevate myself about 3 tiers on the respectability scale to even begin to approach her level.

Sadly, the marriage is called off on that account alone. Oh well.


39 posted on 02/08/2014 7:50:13 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: CatherineofAragon

Ann needs a few sticks of butter. She’s soooo slender... and tall.

But as tough as Michelle is... I think Ann is more “mean”. You either respect someone or fear them, really. Tall slender conservative women (because of personal experience with one) attract but ultimately intimidate me.


40 posted on 02/08/2014 7:58:24 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: AlexW

Yes, I know my heritage and embrace it fully.

I know my country too, which I shall never flee in cowardice and failure.

I realize having done so affords you the luxury of shooting off your sloppy mouth at a distance—in other words, of behaving as less than a man—but at the same time it offers us the comfort (and humor) of the image of you in permanent, chickenhearted retreat.


41 posted on 02/08/2014 8:14:11 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With the death of Breitbart, Malkin is the only major figure on our side who understands new media. The GOPe ignores her at their peril.


42 posted on 02/08/2014 8:16:33 PM PST by magellan
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To: Rodamala

I have been married to my wife for 43 years in March.

My daughter is almost her age.

That said, I have great respect for Malkins grasp of the world.


43 posted on 02/08/2014 8:19:20 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Fightin Whitey

I should be sorry for not feeling your pain, but as a senior citizen, I live to enjoy my final years.
I did not leave America, America left me.
Be sure and join the “dog in a manger” group on FR.
Also, post a list of what YOU are doing to defeat the Marxist government.
By the way...what do you think of those founders that left THEIR countries?


44 posted on 02/08/2014 8:33:55 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Fightin Whitey; Marcella; Old Sarge; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; raybbr; OldPossum; eartick; ...

Well said Fightin Whitey! Hey MANGER DOGS, check out this total punk slappin’ given to our favorite cowardly little man, alex w.


45 posted on 02/08/2014 8:42:31 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Fightin Whitey; bobby.223; NFHale; DuncanWaring; Marcella; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; ...
Ditto what Bobby said, Whitey. Consider this your invitation to join us Dawg Soldiers in our ongoing efforts to keep that lying, smarmy, cowardly traitor in check. Dawgs, can I get a woof, woof on that?

Oh yeah..Alex, I'm still waiting for you to post that quote, you stinkin' liar.

Woof, woof!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

46 posted on 02/08/2014 8:51:48 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: AlexW; NFHale; DuncanWaring; Marcella; Windflier; AllAmericanGirl44; bobby.223; Old Sarge; ...
Where's the quote, you lying jackwagon?

Woof, woof!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

47 posted on 02/08/2014 8:53:47 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: wku man

Manger Dawg Soldiers!

“I am already dead!”

48 posted on 02/08/2014 9:48:43 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Have bad things happened to out great nation over these past years? Yes. Is it anything we can’t fix? No. Has anyone ever in the history of the world ever got anything that was truly worth a damn that they did have to work for or fight for? NO!

I have said this before and I now say it again; I would rather die standing shoulder to shoulder with friends and family protecting our own on the soil that my forefathers bleed and died to protect than to live out my life old, alone, and more than likely broke in some third world rat trap. Yes I might die under the heel of some tin pot despot or over whelmed by his zombies, but I will at least be able to look those family members in the eye when I hopefully meet them in the next life and more importantly I will be able to say to my God:

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”
2 Timothy 4:7

But I can not abide the thought of dying a foreigner among strangers, who do not understand or have knowledge of my ancestors, my history or my culture and there living out my days on earth like a shadow, without hope or a land of my own.

THE MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY

http://www.readcentral.com/chapters/Edward-E-Hale/The-Man-Without-a-Country-and-Other-Tales/002


49 posted on 02/08/2014 9:57:09 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

!


50 posted on 02/08/2014 10:01:52 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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