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SCAPEGOATING SARAH
NY Post ^ | 11/06/08

Posted on 11/06/2008 3:25:39 AM PST by DocT111

The search for someone to blame for John McCain's defeat was well under way yesterday. Many fingers, not surprisingly, were pointed at Sarah Palin.

Actually, the Palin scapegoating began before the polls even opened, with top McCain staffers complaining that the Alaska governor was a "diva" given to straying "off message."

Nonsense.

True, she turned out not to be the magic bullet Republicans had hoped for.

Then again, John McCain turned out not to be the asset Republicans had hoped for. Terming his performance - and that of the campaign itself - lackluster sort of understates the case.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: marines; mccain; mccainpalin; nailin; palin; sarahpalin
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Amen - if Sarah wasn't on the ticket, McCain would have only carried AZ.
1 posted on 11/06/2008 3:25:39 AM PST by DocT111
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To: DocT111

related....

http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2008/11/06/comrade-barak-obama-is-not-americas-next-president-by-devvy/


2 posted on 11/06/2008 3:28:18 AM PST by gunnyg
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To: DocT111
See my new tagline.
3 posted on 11/06/2008 3:28:45 AM PST by nralife ("She (Sarah) doesn't know it's a damn show! She thinks it's a damn fight!")
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To: DocT111

The RINOs that infested the McCain Campaign know very well that people weren’t voting for McCain, but voting for Palin. They resent this. And since they can’t look at themselves in the mirror and admit their failures, they are looking for a convenient scapegoat.


4 posted on 11/06/2008 3:29:08 AM PST by The Phantom FReeper (Screw Obamastan...I'm going off to find John Galt.)
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To: DocT111

He would not have had my vote!


5 posted on 11/06/2008 3:29:16 AM PST by Billg64 (LOL ROFL Senator Mccain for what????)
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To: DocT111

The search for someone to blame for John McCain’s defeat...How about his “esteemed colleague” way of thinking, McCain- Feingold, McCain- Lieberman and his reaching across the aisle?


6 posted on 11/06/2008 3:29:23 AM PST by Safetgiver (America: Taking Affirmative Action to the extreme.)
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To: DocT111

McCain wasn’t the standard bearer that conservatives wanted. My opinion is that if Gov. Palin was at the top of the ticket all along things would be a helluva lot different today.


7 posted on 11/06/2008 3:30:58 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: DocT111

“True, she turned out not to be the magic bullet Republicans had hoped for.”

“Moreover, McCain & Co. knew there was a risk with Palin”

These two sentences are really stupid. The article reads like another hit on Palin meant to look otherwise.


8 posted on 11/06/2008 3:32:20 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Palin alone accomplished the ultimate political success--beating the corrupt status quo)
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To: Safetgiver

I guess Sarah didn’t bring in enough black,hispanic,single
women,college kids and guilt ridden whites to the ticket.
What crap!!!


9 posted on 11/06/2008 3:32:35 AM PST by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: DocT111

So true, I would not have been able to vote for him, if not for her. Maybe she’ll run in 2012, if the country is still having elections then..


10 posted on 11/06/2008 3:33:25 AM PST by southernindymom
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To: DocT111
True, she turned out not to be the magic bullet Republicans had hoped for.

And John McCain is not the magic six-shooter he advertised himself to be. Without Sarah Palin, Mccain loses by 15-20%.

Even worse, now he gets to go back to the Senate and come up with more crap legislation when he reaches across the aisle to all his friends in the Democrat party.

Too bad he doesn't consider conservatives to be part of his base.

11 posted on 11/06/2008 3:33:47 AM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: DocT111

Screw the Romneybots and all Rinos. Our take back the GOP started yesterday.


12 posted on 11/06/2008 3:34:26 AM PST by Abbeville Conservative (The conservative revolution was reborn 11/05/08. RINOs need not apply.)
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To: DocT111

Steve Doocey on “Fox & Friends” just hit the nail on the head.
He suggested that the Republicans who don’t like Palin are “kneecapping” her to stop her before she becomes the front runner for 2012.

The McCain staffers who are spreading this garbage about Sarah Palin deserve to be out of work. Imagine what the White House would have been like with these slimeballs there?

If a former McCain staffer applies for a job with me, he/she will be summarily rejected.


13 posted on 11/06/2008 3:35:12 AM PST by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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Dear John,

Go back to looking for those Independents and Libs you so charish. Conservatives have had it with you.

I don’t know why you had to drag a fine woman like Sarah Palin into this mess but, maybe she can shed you and your ilk for a run in 2012.

FUVM, Former Republican.


14 posted on 11/06/2008 3:38:05 AM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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The RINO Party needs purging.

McCain needs to be put out to a pasture, (preferably an illegal immigrant pasture) given flatulence pills so as not to harm his environment, given a few Democrat Party buds to slobber over and forgotten about.

15 posted on 11/06/2008 3:38:44 AM PST by G.Mason
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To: Dr. Ursus

She’s probably the only one who did bring them in (well, with the exception of the guilt-ridden whites). If the McCain campaign had not been so easily intimidated by its RINO contingent and the leftist commentators and had actually let Palin get out there some time before the last two weeks of the campaign, things might be different today. She was very good at building support outside of the GOP voter base because she gave a firm, positive message that was attractive to non-political type folks.


16 posted on 11/06/2008 3:39:22 AM PST by livius
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To: The Phantom FReeper

She graciously bit her tongue when interviewers asked her if she differed on issues with Sen. McCain. Now she can tell the country who she really is.

Unfortunately I believe for the short term she will be polarizing because of the terrible way she was portrayed by the media and the faux conservative talking heads.

She has a bright future in the preservation of conservatism, but she needs to define herself; something the McAmnesty campaign did not allow. After the way she was treated by the press, her own party and now by the idiots in her own campaign; she may not desire to venture out of Alaska.

Why would anyone want to allow their family to be ravaged by these animals again? For most conservatives, our family and faith are our cornerstones of strength and joy; to watch both attacked and ridiculed must be quite discouraging. But I have a feeling that her and her family are of the type that can take the abuse; time will tell.

Thank You Gov. Palin for keeping hope alive


17 posted on 11/06/2008 3:39:24 AM PST by Billg64 (LOL ROFL Senator Mccain for what????)
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To: DocT111
True, she turned out not to be the magic bullet Republicans had hoped for.

She WAS the magic bullet, but meek, humble, inoffensive, bi-partisan John McCain was the anti-magic bullet and they canceled each other.

18 posted on 11/06/2008 3:39:34 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: DocT111

Also, John, trying to help out the illegals really got you traction with the Hispanics, eh? Stabbed in the back again? You must have to buy a lot of new suit coats.


19 posted on 11/06/2008 3:41:57 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: The Phantom FReeper

Correction: the RINOs that infest the Republican Party ensured McCain’s defeat. Without Palin the GOP ticket would have been disemboweled. We Conservatives need to get busy at the grassroots level and make the GOP the party of Reagan once again. The RINO ‘we suck less’ mentality will doom the GOP to wander in the wilderness. Nobody is buying the ‘Democrat Lite’ cr@p anymore. This election should drive the point home.


20 posted on 11/06/2008 3:42:13 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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