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The Sarah Palin Primary
The Daily Caller ^ | April 30, 2014 | W. James Antle III, Editor, The Daily Caller News Foundation

Posted on 04/29/2014 10:14:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In 2010, Sarah Palin endorsed Rand Paul for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Most other reliable Republican hawks — Dick Cheney, Rudy Giuliani, Rick Santorum — endorsed his primary opponent.

Three years later, when Chris Christie criticized Paul’s stand on warrantless surveillance, Palin endorsed him again. “I’m on Team Rand,” she said. “Rand Paul understands, he gets the whole notion of ‘Don’t tread on me, government,’ whereas Chris Christie is for big government and, you know, trying to go along to get along in so many respects.”

In a North Carolina congressional primary, however, Sarah Palin is on the side of the hawks. Palin endorsed Taylor Griffin, a former George W. Bush aide running against Walter Jones, a 10-term incumbent who has emerged as one of the strongest anti-war Republicans in Congress.

“In Washington, we need you to stay true to your beliefs of smaller government, protecting life and furthering conservative principles,” Palin wrote to Griffin in a statement that doesn’t mention foreign policy or civil liberties. Neither does she ever mention Jones.

Palin’s endorsement against Jones comes on the heels of an NRA speech in which she said, “[W]aterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”

The former Alaska governor’s sacrilegious defense of torture has already been dissected endlessly. The American Conservative‘s Rod Dreher complained that Palin “makes Archie Bunker sound like Cicero.”

She was John McCain’s running mate, after all. (Though McCain disagrees with her about waterboarding.)

More interesting is how someone can move seamlessly from Team Rand to Team Bush depending on the circumstances. Palin is representative of large swathes of the Republican base....

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TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; bush; chrischristie; mccain; neocons; paleoconservatives; palin; randpaul
In 2002 The American Conservative was founded by Scott McConnell, Patrick Buchanan, and Taki Theodoracopulos in opposition to the Iraq War.
1 posted on 04/29/2014 10:14:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: KC_Lion

Ping.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 10:18:00 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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I thought she was yesterday’s newspaper, all washed-up, over her 15 minutes of fame, no longer relevant, etc., etc. and now this guy says you have to win the Sarah Palin primary? My head hurts.


3 posted on 04/29/2014 10:19:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...”Palin is representative of large swathes of the Republican base”.....

That needs to be understood by many who thinks she always needs to remain in a box of who she supports.

I think Sarah is often privy to things we are not and makes decisions about who she will support based on more of the facts, and the trajectory of where elections will likely go, then we have access to or about....

As I see it she currently works with and among those I favor most for candidates in the Pres. election, and for that I will trust her judgement even if I might not agree.

In the end we all will decide for ourselves...but currently, and in the past, she has been good for the grass roots folks of which I am one.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 10:25:39 PM PDT by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All along the establishment watchtower: “It’s 2am! Sarah Palin is still irrelevant!” Whistling past their own graveyard methinks.


5 posted on 04/29/2014 11:13:58 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah is just Wrong on this one...to bad. Have to reconsider her previous endorsements. Griffin is nothing but a DC insider, who moved to this district in order to run against Jones.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 11:40:48 PM PDT by EverRight
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To: EverRight
From what I've seen she picks the most conservative of the candidates that she thinks can win in a race she thinks she can influence and goes from there. See Orrin Hatch.
7 posted on 04/29/2014 11:44:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“See Orin Hatch”?

Please, please anything but see O. Hatch.... “just a minute there”.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 4:00:11 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As you know I'm not on "Team Palin"---I never thought she was serious about running in 2012. However, as a political endorser she still has some clout. So, in that context I don't see the issue. Like Palin, I am on "Team Rand" when he stands for less surveillance AT HOME and for greater individual privacy, but I'm on "Team Bush" when it comes to projecting American power abroad and keeping America militarily strong, and usually the best combo of those two is Team Cruz---but I don't think Ted resonates with younger voters nearly as well as Paul does.

In short, I don't see why Palin or anyone else can't pick and choose candidates based on what she sees as their particular strength.

9 posted on 04/30/2014 4:33:29 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Army Air Corps; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; ...
Ask and you shall receive ping to Sarah's Awesome List!

Sarah irrelevancy has been extended so far that we must talk endless about how she Drinks Strawberry Milk. And I don't like Strawberry milk therefore she can't be on Team So and So.

I wish people were half as upset over John Kerry's Comments calling Israel an Apartheid State as they are about some DerkaDerkastani getting water boarded.

Although I must I do disagree with the whole Guantanamo thing. That whole issue is twisted.

K.S.M et al are some of the most Evil People imaginable.

Most of them should have been lined against a wall and had a gun put in their mouths years ago.

(That is what SHOULD have happened at Nuremberg too. Bad Historical Precedent)


10 posted on 04/30/2014 5:36:05 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: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a mystery to me why Sarah hasn’t taken this opportunity to help us dispose of McConnell, here in Kentucky, by endorsing Matt Bevin. Sarah surely doesn’t approve of the job McConnell’s done, does she? Just wondering...


11 posted on 04/30/2014 5:37:08 AM PDT by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

12 posted on 04/30/2014 5:41:49 AM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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To: KC_Lion

A real shayna madel.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 5:45:57 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein
The Prettiest one there is!


14 posted on 04/30/2014 5:48:42 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: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion

Yep. Sarah - aka Ms Irrelevant - has them all (lefties and RINO’s) running in circles, and falling all over each other just trying to be the next one out with an article about her.

Where Sarah goes, (evidently) EVERYONE follows ;)


15 posted on 04/30/2014 5:57:26 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long; 2ndDivisionVet
Post of the Day Already!


16 posted on 04/30/2014 6:07:20 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: KC_Lion

Gov. Palin is so irrelevant the libtards can’t stop talking about her.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 6:09:05 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are gearing up their attacks on her because election time is getting close and they are afraid she might decide to run for potus so they get started on her early. LOL!


18 posted on 04/30/2014 6:10:53 AM PDT by txgirl4Bush (Impeach obama)
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To: caww
As I see it she currently works with and among those I favor most for candidates in the Pres. election, and for that I will trust her judgement even if I might not agree.

In the end we all will decide for ourselves...but currently, and in the past, she has been good for the grass roots folks of which I am one.


+1

You and I equal 2.
19 posted on 04/30/2014 6:38:55 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Make that 3 of us!!


20 posted on 04/30/2014 7:00:51 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: heshtesh

Make that a Foursome. We can reserve a Tee-time whenever you guys are ready.


21 posted on 04/30/2014 7:06:18 AM PDT by palin45potus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Sarah Palin primary? To have a primary don’t you need to have competition?


22 posted on 04/30/2014 7:29:22 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: KC_Lion

Love that pic!

Sarah is our Esther...the only one brave enough to consistently take on the evil that is destroying this nation - in every form that such evil presents.

The only one who comes close to her is my Sen Ted Cruz. (If not for Sarah, there’d likely be no Sen Ted Cruz.) May He keep and protect them, both.


23 posted on 04/30/2014 7:33:44 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: KC_Lion

As for Kerry....His remarks generally mean little to me as I see him for what he is....his additional remark says more about him than anything else...as follows:

Kerry...”I will not allow my commitment to Israel to be questioned by anyone”...............That’s another way of saying ‘he was for Israel before he was against it’ ....(Same tune as always).

But his arrogance that ‘he won’t allow’ speaks volumes!


24 posted on 04/30/2014 9:32:57 AM PDT by caww
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To: palin45potus
Tea Party time...you are served! lol


25 posted on 04/30/2014 9:43:35 AM PDT by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I liked Pat better when he was skeptical about Russian leadership.


26 posted on 04/30/2014 12:21:59 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: lakecumberlandvet
It’s a mystery to me why Sarah hasn’t taken this opportunity to help us dispose of McConnell, here in Kentucky, by endorsing Matt Bevin. Sarah surely doesn’t approve of the job McConnell’s done, does she? Just wondering...

Sarah Palin says she only considers endorsing a candidate if she is asked. Has Bevin asked for her endorsement?

27 posted on 04/30/2014 6:54:45 PM PDT by upsdriver
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