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Palin's Social Views Hurt Ticket
Real Clear Poltics ^ | 9/4/08 | Froma Harrop

Posted on 09/04/2008 8:42:02 AM PDT by steve-b

I had dinner last night with a Republican-leaning independent who was despondent over John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. She had been looking forward to supporting McCain as a fiscal conservative with a deep understanding of foreign relations. But all she could now see was that picture of Palin's pregnant 17-year-old looking defiant and stupid as she held mom's fifth baby.

Many religious conservatives are jubilant. They regard Palin as a swell choice because her high-schooler was going to have the baby. The line sent my friend into shock. This is not a matter of abortion politics, she said, but of managing one's own affairs.

"Don't they have birth control up in Alaska?" she asked....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008veep; barbie; catfight; democrats; dnctalkingpoints; elections; mccainpalin; palin; palinfamily; palinnomination; palinrippedmyflesh; pds; sarahpalinbarbie; stevebgone; supressthevote; troll; zot
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1 posted on 09/04/2008 8:42:02 AM PDT by steve-b
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To: steve-b

It only hurts the tickets in the eyes of the soulless left. I’m okay with that.


2 posted on 09/04/2008 8:44:01 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: steve-b

Funny, no one asks about Obama’s two daddies who left him...or the bad grades that got him to Harvard Law...

We will vote with our hearts and minds in November, not empty Marxist policy.

NoBama.


3 posted on 09/04/2008 8:44:15 AM PDT by wac3rd (Carter80/Obama08)
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To: steve-b
"I had dinner last night with a Republican-leaning independent who was despondent over John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate"

Oh yeah? who?

4 posted on 09/04/2008 8:44:27 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: steve-b

Just more liberal-leftist crap.

Run you cockroaches back to the gutters where you belong and leave America alone!


5 posted on 09/04/2008 8:44:35 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: steve-b

If she hates babies that much she should vote for someone who actively supports infanticide. I know just the man.


6 posted on 09/04/2008 8:44:52 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: steve-b

Romney lost, get over it.


7 posted on 09/04/2008 8:45:01 AM PDT by Perdogg (Maverick - Barracuda 2008)
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To: steve-b

The PUMAs looooooove Palin.


8 posted on 09/04/2008 8:45:15 AM PDT by frankjr
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To: steve-b
Its a really weird election!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

9 posted on 09/04/2008 8:45:18 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: steve-b

Both Barack Obama and Alexander Hamilton were unplanned pregnancies of teenage mothers. This is a losing issue for the Left, and they (grudgingly) know it.


10 posted on 09/04/2008 8:45:29 AM PDT by montag813
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To: steve-b

Don’t quit your day job Froma.


11 posted on 09/04/2008 8:45:46 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: wac3rd

We will vote with our hearts and minds in November, not empty Marxist policy.
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Well stated. I think the majority of Americans will do the same thing.


12 posted on 09/04/2008 8:46:03 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: steve-b

Clearly, real propaganda.


13 posted on 09/04/2008 8:46:15 AM PDT by synchron
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To: steve-b

I hope you’re enjoying spamming Steve.

we will all be eating a lot of crow if you are right.

don’t hesitiate to remind us


14 posted on 09/04/2008 8:46:20 AM PDT by wardaddy (Obama/Pol Pot 2008)
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To: steve-b

Idiocy like this needs a [puke alert] alongside the title.


15 posted on 09/04/2008 8:46:49 AM PDT by ETL (Smoking-gun evidence on all the ObamaRat-Commie connections at my FR Profile/Home page)
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To: steve-b
The left will never stop trying to the right what is important to Conservatives.

The press thinks far too highly of themselves.
16 posted on 09/04/2008 8:46:58 AM PDT by elizabetty (mccain/PALIN 08)
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To: steve-b

This AM I heard a call in to a radio talk show that began “I’m a Republican and a Conservative...” and went on to support arguements that were neither. This kind of talk always makes me suspicious.


17 posted on 09/04/2008 8:47:03 AM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: steve-b

This AM I heard a call in to a radio talk show that began “I’m a Republican and a Conservative...” and went on to support arguements that were neither. This kind of talk always makes me suspicious.


18 posted on 09/04/2008 8:47:23 AM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: steve-b

This is page one bs out of the Jason Blair school of fantasy journalism with some menopausal hatred from page 1 on the MoDowd school of fantasy opeds of hatred of real Americans.


19 posted on 09/04/2008 8:48:12 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Snowbami, the Oreo Bozo, wants special-ed treatment as an untouchable affirmative action candidate)
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To: Perdogg
Romney lost, get over it.

Looks like YOU need to get over it. This has nothing to do with Romney, who by the way, is spending his own money and his time working hard to get these two elected.
20 posted on 09/04/2008 8:48:24 AM PDT by elizabetty (mccain/PALIN 08)
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To: Mr. K

I think they had dinner with Mitt Romney.


21 posted on 09/04/2008 8:48:41 AM PDT by MeanMachine
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To: steve-b

How do you get a name like Froma Harrop?


22 posted on 09/04/2008 8:48:43 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: steve-b

Well the Hillary bots over on their thread don’t care. It was hilarious to read last night, they were loving the Rep convention. They don’t like Rudy but loved him last night and she is their Hillary, all voting Republican, abortion or not.


23 posted on 09/04/2008 8:48:53 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: steve-b

Oh please the people that disagree with Palin’s social views were never going to vote for a Republican anyway no matter what.


24 posted on 09/04/2008 8:48:54 AM PDT by dfwgator (After Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes will be downgraded to a tropical depression)
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To: steve-b

A “despondent Republican leaning independent”.
Hmmmm.

Had to be someone from inside the Beltway who is secretly contemptuous of the little people with their grubby kids shopping at Target.


25 posted on 09/04/2008 8:49:08 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: steve-b

I’m an Indie who campaigned for Gov. Wilder of Virginia, and voted for Obambi in the primary until I saw what a complete and utter emptysuit the guy is.

Sweetie, Palin isn’t running against Obambi.

Obambi is running against McCain. Can’t you people get the fact that the media is running down Palin vs. Obambi because Obambi can’t compete with McCain?

Her social policies? She’s pro-life chick. So am I.


26 posted on 09/04/2008 8:49:44 AM PDT by OpusatFR (As we bicker about faith, the faithful are witnesses by their martyrdom.)
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To: 50sDad
This AM I heard a call in to a radio talk show that began “I’m a Republican and a Conservative...” and went on to support arguements that were neither. This kind of talk always makes me suspicious.

They are called "seminar callers."

27 posted on 09/04/2008 8:49:55 AM PDT by dfwgator (After Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes will be downgraded to a tropical depression)
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To: steve-b

You had dinner with Peggy Noonan?.............


28 posted on 09/04/2008 8:50:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: steve-b; Tax-chick

Why durrrrr, no, they don’t have birth control in Alaska! They also don’t have eeelectricity, telly-vision, or them newfangled flush terlits either!

Good grief. Where do they find idiots like this?

TC, I pinged you to this because the author is named “Froma Harrop,” and I couldn’t let that name pass without letting you know about it.

}:-)4


29 posted on 09/04/2008 8:50:11 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: steve-b

Total BS. If it hurts the ticket so much, why was Hillary campaigning to the right in PA, OH, WV and KY?


30 posted on 09/04/2008 8:50:12 AM PDT by jersey117
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“Don’t they have birth control up in Alaska?”

This quote shows stupidity and elitism in just eight words.

1. Yes they have birth control in Alaska
2. Since when ha birth control been 100% effective?

(ever hear of condom breaking?)


31 posted on 09/04/2008 8:50:13 AM PDT by wilco200 (Typical White Person)
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To: silverleaf

These people need to see the country more.


32 posted on 09/04/2008 8:50:20 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Slapshot68
all she could now see was that picture of Palin's pregnant 17-year-old looking defiant and stupid as she held mom's fifth baby,

That is profoundly insulting! Thats all she saw because that is all she wants to see.

33 posted on 09/04/2008 8:50:40 AM PDT by chaos_5
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What a load of crap-o-la. They are scared to death of the great woman. I love Sarah Palin! Sarah Palin Doll President Barbie
34 posted on 09/04/2008 8:51:02 AM PDT by bluecollarman (missing)
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To: Perdogg

Romney lost, get over it.


Romney lost. YOU get over it.
Romney would be advising her to do just what she is doing.
Don’t buy into all the propoganda and get over it.


35 posted on 09/04/2008 8:51:07 AM PDT by broncobilly
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To: steve-b

Froma Harrop = socially liberal fruitcake. The views of her and her friends aren’t really relevant, in the grand scheme of things.


36 posted on 09/04/2008 8:51:11 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Here they come boys! As thick as grass, and as black as thunder!)
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To: goldstategop; traderrob6

Apparently Froma Harrop had dinner with Peggy Noonan last night............


37 posted on 09/04/2008 8:51:27 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you're not part of the solution, then you must be part of the government............)
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To: steve-b

This guy should pick the people he dines with more carefully!


38 posted on 09/04/2008 8:51:27 AM PDT by Lawdoc (My dad married my aunt, so now my cousins are my brothers. Go figure.)
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To: steve-b
I had dinner last night with a Republican-leaning independent who
was despondent over John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
as his running mate.


Yeah.
And just now a caller to the Glenn Beck radio show said McCain had
made him really angry. Because he had been ready to vote for
Bob Barr...and then McCain has brought forth "THAT WOMAN".

And the caller said that he is now voting for McCain/Palin.
39 posted on 09/04/2008 8:51:49 AM PDT by VOA
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all she could now see was that picture of Palin's pregnant 17-year-old looking defiant and stupid as she held mom's fifth baby.

Well, then, THAT'S ALL she wanted to see. Tell your friend "republican leaning" to stay in the liberal camp where she's more comfortable with her blindness. She's not ready to be graduated to the Truth platform, yet.
40 posted on 09/04/2008 8:51:56 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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Yeah, just like the same social views hurt Reagan in 1980 and 1984, Bush in 1988, Bush in 2000 and 2004.

Every election cycle, we are lectured by the Left that these “social views” will hurt the ticket.

And every election cyle they are proven wrong.


41 posted on 09/04/2008 8:51:59 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Your parents were liberals who considered you a punishment.


42 posted on 09/04/2008 8:52:01 AM PDT by Salamander (Obama hates uppity women.)
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I had dinner last night with someone who thinks she saw Elvis working at a 7-11 near Lawrenceberg, Kentucky.
43 posted on 09/04/2008 8:52:03 AM PDT by Cedric
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Palin's Social Views Hurt Ticket

B*## SH^%!

44 posted on 09/04/2008 8:52:04 AM PDT by Bigun ("It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." Voltaire)
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But all she could now see was that picture of Palin’s pregnant 17-year-old looking defiant and stupid as she held mom’s fifth baby.”

What is a Froma Harrop and why does such a pathetic, miserable creature want to bore us with her inane rantings?


45 posted on 09/04/2008 8:52:16 AM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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Stevie, give the bitter case of PDS you are afflicted with, last night's speech must have been really painful to watch.

Here's a thought ,,


46 posted on 09/04/2008 8:52:20 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: steve-b
LOL. Still posting negative Palin articles, eh Stevo?

I'm sure Palin's views on social issues her her with YOU, but the rest of us love it!
47 posted on 09/04/2008 8:52:44 AM PDT by Antoninus (McCain/Palin -- The winning ticket!)
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To: steve-b

More leftist puke.

Palin’s social views are America’s social views; the only ticket they hurt is the Dummacrap ticket.


48 posted on 09/04/2008 8:52:46 AM PDT by editor-surveyor ( If Obama had Palin's resume and experience Obama would be qualified to be VP too.)
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hiya steve-b...ltns

I haven't posted much on my favorite forum it seems in a long time.

Anyway, there's a lot of reasons why I cancelled my subscription to the Providence Journal many years ago...and Froma Harrop is near the top of that list. Extremely biased far left hypocrit. ‘Nuf said!

49 posted on 09/04/2008 8:52:50 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon! Vote for John and Sarah!)
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I’m voting for McCain cause Palin’s daughter is pregnant? When did that happen? How come all the other conservatives get the memo and I don’t?


50 posted on 09/04/2008 8:52:59 AM PDT by BruceysMom (My heart is in Wyoming)
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