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The McCain Classless Cowards
Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/05/08 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 11/06/2008 3:38:47 AM PST by DocT111

The anonymous trashing of Sarah Palin by blabbermouth McCain aides who are leaking to Fox News is disgusting. Absolutely disgusting.

Allah’s got the vid clip of a report citing unnamed McCain staffers accusing Palin of lacking, in Carl Cameron’s words, “knowledgeability.” More slime here. And here.

At least all the Hollywood and Manhattan Palin-haters were willing to sign their names and put their faces on their attacks.

Let’s assume the rumor-mongers are telling the truth for a moment. Who does it damn more: Sarah Palin or McCain and his vetters who green-lighted her for the vice presidential nomination? Don’t need an Ivy League degree to figure that one out.

Sarah Palin worked her heart out. She energized tens of thousands to come out who would have otherwise stayed home. She touched countless families. I didn’t agree with everything she said on the campaign trail. But two fundamental conservative stands she took mattered greatly to me: She vigorously defended the Second Amendment and the sanctity of life more eloquently in practice than any of the educated conservative aristocracy.

And she did it all with a tirelessness and infectious optimism that defied the shameless, bottomless attempts by elites in both parties to bring her and her family down.

Shame on the smearers who don’t have the balls to show their faces.

Thank you, Sarah Palin. Thank you for stepping up the plate and serving your country.

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


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To: redk

Thanks! I didn’t hear him say it just now but did hear or read something similar yesterday. Wouldn’t suprise me - they’re just trying to CYA for the poor job they did of handling her and the poor messages of the campaign.


101 posted on 11/06/2008 5:56:04 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops and their CIC)
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To: org.whodat
DUH!!!!!!

DUH!!!!! WHAT? I asked you to fill in the blanks of who, what, and why in your blanket claim about who's pushing Gov. Palin.

Your response is DUH???? Don't know, do you?
102 posted on 11/06/2008 5:59:04 AM PST by Girlene (Wolverines!!)
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To: DocT111

Thank you Michelle.


103 posted on 11/06/2008 5:59:13 AM PST by Surtur (Palin-Nugent 2012)
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To: org.whodat
Sorry, but we know who and what and why certain people are pushing this woman.

Expound and explain, please

104 posted on 11/06/2008 6:00:19 AM PST by jla (Sarah!)
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To: A2J

Palin was the lipstick on McCain’s pig.


105 posted on 11/06/2008 6:00:58 AM PST by Palmetto
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Were it not for Palin, McCain's defeat might have been a rout, with Obama winning 56-58% of the national popular vote and taking several more states, with clear victories in Indiana, North Carolina, and Missouri and possibly picking off another state or two. Joe Lieberman or even Mitt Romney would have been less galvanizing to the conservative base.
106 posted on 11/06/2008 6:02:15 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: Girlene

Duh!!! is what someone says when they don’t know. Sort of like the deer in the spot light look.


107 posted on 11/06/2008 6:03:02 AM PST by org.whodat ( "the Whipped Dog Party" , what was formally the republicans.)
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To: DocT111
The anonymous trashing of Sarah Palin by blabbermouth McCain aides who are leaking to Fox News is disgusting. Absolutely disgusting....

Michelle. Marry me. Or at least be Sarah's campaign manager. Party Unity My @ss!

108 posted on 11/06/2008 6:03:04 AM PST by McGruff (It took a Jimma Carta to give us a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: DocT111
This was McCain's last hope to win the presidency. His supporters know it's over for him, while Sarah still has a bright future ahead of her. Apparently, the realization is a bitter one.
109 posted on 11/06/2008 6:03:13 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cedric
Quit falling into the Dem’s trap.

Quit trying to pimp that discredited Republican claptrap. It's OVER, Ced.

110 posted on 11/06/2008 6:04:31 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Recruit training at Parris Island from October 20)
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To: jla

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2126919/posts


111 posted on 11/06/2008 6:04:57 AM PST by org.whodat ( "the Whipped Dog Party" , what was formally the republicans.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Return of the Bull Moose?


112 posted on 11/06/2008 6:08:23 AM PST by Loyolas Mattman (To those who attack Sarah: We will learn your names and we will make you infamous.)
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To: DocT111

My take? The immediate, incredible power, of “Sarah”, totally took EVERYONE by surprise, and in turn, scared the living beejeebers out of every darn one of them, on BOTH sides of the aisle, from McCain, and Obama on down.

They are ALL out to destroy her, because none of them ever have, or ever will connect like she has. Sarah is a hardworking, intelligent, decent, REAL human being, and people recognize that, AND THEY LIKE IT. Heck, even the die hard libs at SNL did.

And the media remembers all too well, the last “politician” who had that basic likability - Reagan. So their job, is to make the sheeple believe her plain speaking, is actually ignorance. To insinuate that her warmth, and her ability to “connect” is really a very, very well done schtick. So well done, in fact, that we have ALL fallen for it, and aren’t we so grateful to the media, for opening our eyes to the sad truth.

What monsters they are. I will never forget what they did to her, and to her family. Every time I happen to see the Junior Senator’s children, I will remember.

Thank you God, for Sarah. The simple fact that she exists, gives us hope. The pure Hell that she, and her family steadfastly endured, gives us the strength, and determination to stay our course.

Write Sarah, and tell her how much she meant to you.


113 posted on 11/06/2008 6:08:37 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: org.whodat

Well I think Dick Morris was right for once. He says the polls that showed an 11-10 pt blowout were wrong, though he believes they served their purpose to depress Republican turnout.


114 posted on 11/06/2008 6:11:51 AM PST by redk
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This is soooooooooooooooooo sick! Sarah’s been savaged by the media and these good for nothing lowlifes are even worse.

I’m even more pissed off then on election night!!! We need NAMES of these scumbags and to let everyone know that any candidate associated with these fcukers will lose and lose bad!


115 posted on 11/06/2008 6:12:15 AM PST by KavMan
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To: org.whodat

No. In your own words, what are you meaning?


116 posted on 11/06/2008 6:12:56 AM PST by jla (Sarah!)
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To: Rappini
It’s time to find someone in the RNC with balls.

Sarah's got'em, ripped 'em right off a moose.

117 posted on 11/06/2008 6:14:44 AM PST by Surtur (Palin-Nugent 2012)
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To: Cedric

True conservative Republicans cannot be divided.

I’ve come to the conclusion that we have too many professional politicians and “staff” who know little beyond the dc beltway. They hangout together, advise one another to the point they are one party, really. There are few REAL Republicans in dc, even if they were before elected, they become part of the beltway thinking and talking by the 2nd election. From the 2nd election on they think only of the upcoming election and how they can stay in power. I’m including the “staff”, as the staff move from republican office holder to democrat office holder. For the staff, working in the house or senate is a revolving door, they keep their jobs and advise the office holder.


118 posted on 11/06/2008 6:19:48 AM PST by tillacum (Let's find conservative veterans who really know how to fight for this country, next time.)
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To: tillacum
True conservative Republicans cannot be divided.

LOL!

Were you around for the same primary that I was?

119 posted on 11/06/2008 6:20:29 AM PST by TChris (So many useful idiots...)
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To: rabidralph

Sounds like steve schmidt has the cajones of the pillbury doughboy. No wonder mccain ran such a weak campaign.


120 posted on 11/06/2008 6:21:27 AM PST by tillacum (Let's find conservative veterans who really know how to fight for this country, next time.)
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To: TChris

Yeah well apparently one candidate and his operatives didn’t let it end at there.


121 posted on 11/06/2008 6:25:08 AM PST by redk
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To: redk

But the polls showing a 2% or 4% race were off as well. I guess the aggregate of all polls taken together was correct after all.

Morris was way off. WAY, WAY off. He now bloviates as if he did not completely make a fool of himself just on Monday. Why is he even getting the attention he is? Because he made predictions far different from Karl Rove and other Republicans? Nothing but Morris just being a self-serving tool.


122 posted on 11/06/2008 6:25:26 AM PST by floridagopvoter
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To: ScottinVA

I don’t think Carl Cameron is a conservative, he’ll report any disagreeable rumor about conservatives.


123 posted on 11/06/2008 6:26:22 AM PST by tillacum (Let's find conservative veterans who really know how to fight for this country, next time.)
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To: unspun

Looks like Mark Salter might be another one:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2126808/posts


124 posted on 11/06/2008 6:35:53 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops and their CIC)
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To: OldBlondBabe
As the numbers stand right now, 120.5 million people voted.

That's less than the 121 million who voted in 2004, despite the claims by many in the media that there would be an almost-unprecedented 65% turnout with definitely more than 130 million and probably 140 million votes cast.

Of the 120.5M, McCain got 6 million fewer votes than Bush did in 2004 and Obama got 5 million more votes than Kerry did in 2004.

Of those extra 5 million for Obama, it looks like 2.5 million came from net undecideds breaking for Obama and 2.5 million in new Democrat voters.

Of the 6 million less for McCain, about 2.5 million is accounted for by the net 2.5 million undecideds he lost and as many as 3.5 million Republicans staying home.

My undecided numbers are based on the polls saying that 11% were undecided going into the last week of the election - 11% of 120.5 is 13.25 million, with 60% breaking Obama and 40% breaking McCain, the 20% differential is about 2.5 million.

So two myths were shattered:

(1) On the left, the myth that turnout would be up 17% was completely wrong - so far the numbers say turnout was down slightly.

(2) On the right, the myth that Clinton voters would vote McCain in protest was completely wrong - Obama got almost the exact same percentage of Democrat voters that Kerry got.

Governor Palin energized the base, but not enough.

My final observation is that many GOP voters may have stayed home in states like mine (New Jersey) where they knew McCain had no shot at winning, while Democrats in states like mine were excited and motivated to run up the score for Obama even though the state results were a foregone conclusion.

In the key states that McCain lost but needed to take: FL, VA, NC, OH, IN he lost by an average of 2.5% of the vote, versus the 6.25% he lost by nationally. GOP turnout was not as depressed in those key states.

125 posted on 11/06/2008 6:37:31 AM PST by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: DocT111
McCains liberal campaign apologists are working hard to try and salvage an ounce of legacy for their failed candidate before they are shoveed off the public stage by attempting to slime the real Conservative in that group. McCain, please do something decent and STFU and leave as your career is over at last and Governor Palins star is on the rise.



126 posted on 11/06/2008 6:42:14 AM PST by Ron H. (It's OK for RINO's to finally go back home now that their former party has won again.)
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To: redk
Yeah well apparently one candidate and his operatives didn’t let it end at there.

Yeah. Good thing that nasty rumor comes from such reliable sources!

* eye roll *

127 posted on 11/06/2008 6:47:55 AM PST by TChris (So many useful idiots...)
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To: DocT111
McCain's timid nice guy campaign is the reason we got Osama. The Wright Ayres filth should have been hammered everyday AKSO there should have been a dramatic outburst about the ACORN criminals and Palin should have been let loose on day one to do what she does best connect with people,a great lady.I guess we thank Huckabee for this Dam mess!!!!!!
128 posted on 11/06/2008 6:49:35 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: DocT111
McCain's timid nice guy campaign is the reason we got Osama. The Wright Ayres filth should have been hammered everyday AKSO there should have been a dramatic outburst about the ACORN criminals and Palin should have been let loose on day one to do what she does best connect with people,a great lady.I guess we thank Huckabee for this Dam mess!!!!!!
129 posted on 11/06/2008 6:49:35 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: DocT111

I sat there with my mouth agape listening to Cameron last night. Screw those people who thought Sarah was beneath them. Next time, she’ll have her own damn people who think she hung the moon. Can’t wait, Sarah!


130 posted on 11/06/2008 6:50:37 AM PST by mancini
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To: wolfcreek
McCain was chosen by the country club elites in both parties as a bookend for this election, knowing he had no chance to beat the ONE.
Many of these elites are members at the Council on Foreign Relations who desire a Socialist, on world government. (and bank) Barry is the candidate THEY'VE been waiting for

Now it all makes sense!

131 posted on 11/06/2008 6:52:18 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: newnhdad

obama copied clinton and ran to the center.
mccain copied dole except for the last two days.

palin was the draw.
she needs to do gravitas building to make her media proof.


132 posted on 11/06/2008 7:06:57 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: newnhdad

obama copied clinton and ran to the center.
mccain copied dole except for the last two days.

palin was the draw.
she needs to do gravitas building to make her media proof.

OH AND BY THE WAY!

WOUlD A SPECIAL ELECTIO ALLOW PALIN TO TAKE THE SENATE SEAT IN TIME FOR THE NEXT CONGRESSIONAL SESSION?

SHE WOULD BE A MEDIA DIMINISHER FOR THE OBAMA(TAXES) INAGURATION!


133 posted on 11/06/2008 7:08:44 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Mitt needs to be smart.

He can use his energies to rebuild the conservative base and have an infrastructure to build a lasting majority.

Obama is about Obama.


134 posted on 11/06/2008 7:10:52 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: screaminsunshine

McCain alone had crowds in the thousands.

Palin alone had crowds in the tens of thousands.

McCain had to appear with palin to get crowds. That reality had to hit him. Time for him to respectfully turn some of that graciousness to the conservatives of the party. Mrs. McCain should help him see the light unless she is happy Obama(taxes) is in office.


135 posted on 11/06/2008 7:13:09 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: screaminsunshine
She and we need a new political party. We will never get rid of the RINOS.

As someone who is represented in both the House and Senate by two just reelected RINO members of congress, (Graham and Inglis) I'm beginning to agree with your idea. We just need to make sure we take people like Senator Jim DeMint with us.

136 posted on 11/06/2008 7:23:26 AM PST by VRWCtaz (POTUS Obama is the only thing between us and POTUS Biden - I picked the wrong time to quit drinking.)
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To: longtermmemmory

why don’t you just take over your local republican club/party?

they are disorganized,
they are vulnerable,
obviously they are inadequate,

you could easily move in and take over.


137 posted on 11/06/2008 7:27:32 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DocT111

I smell RAT infiltrators in the McCain/Palin campaign. Alinsky would be proud.


138 posted on 11/06/2008 7:46:21 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: org.whodat
Sorry, but we know who and what and why certain people are pushing this woman. It did not work and will not work.

Explain please.

Who are the "certain" people?

What is the "why" that causes them to push her?

And don't send me a link about low turnout in Ohio. That isn't Palin's fault, but even if it were, it doesn't explain the conspiracy theory reference in your post.

Put up or shut up.

139 posted on 11/06/2008 7:46:36 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (A member of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition...ready for four years of hard slogging.)
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To: don-o
The RNC is an empty shell. Time to get out the wrecking balls.

That's the truth with a capital "T"!

We need a new party, just like when the GOP was formed from the useless Whig party in 1854.

We conservatives have had the football pulled away from us by Lucy one too many times.

BTW--say hello to the lovely and talented Mrs. Don-O for me.

140 posted on 11/06/2008 7:49:11 AM PST by exit82 (It's all Obama's fault. And Biden is still a moron. They are both above their paygrade.)
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To: VRWCtaz

Yes he is a good one. Grahm is a loon. One of the McClame gang. He gotta go.


141 posted on 11/06/2008 7:52:08 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: VictoryGal

I cannot believe I’m writing this, because it breaks my heart, but my Obamaite family members are gloating, and it is sickening.


142 posted on 11/06/2008 7:52:24 AM PST by alwaysconservative (First, they took away our freedom of speech. . .)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

January 10 rally in IOWA to begin the Presidential campaign season.


143 posted on 11/06/2008 7:53:38 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: just me

Well said: you said it for all of us.


144 posted on 11/06/2008 7:53:55 AM PST by alwaysconservative (First, they took away our freedom of speech. . .)
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To: longtermmemmory

I think we should start the pre-pesidential primaries January 10. A four year presidential campaign would be great.


145 posted on 11/06/2008 7:55:45 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: DocT111

If it wasn’t for her the ‘pubbies would never have stood a chance to begin with. Stupid vichie republicans.


146 posted on 11/06/2008 8:08:28 AM PST by Godzilla (I am JOE. NO Socialism, NO Obama. I'd rather keep my change and spread it around myself.)
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To: alwaysconservative
Thanks..

If Sarah runs again I will devote all my efforts to help her get elected.. I will keep score on the Obama-Nation.. I will put flyers in every door. I will keep track of every failed promise he made.

147 posted on 11/06/2008 8:14:37 AM PST by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: screaminsunshine
Unfortunately my state has a reputation for lifetime return to senate seats - think Strom.

What's that old saw about “in bed with a dead girl or a live boy?” With Lindsey we just might have a chance. Maybe the National Enquirer to the rescue?

148 posted on 11/06/2008 8:35:13 AM PST by VRWCtaz (POTUS Obama is the only thing between us and POTUS Biden - I picked the wrong time to quit drinking.)
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To: DocT111
Shame on Fox News for running with this unattributed trash. With Brit Hume gone we can expect more of this type of yellow journalism.
149 posted on 11/06/2008 8:39:57 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Hey Zero you are a Marxist!)
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To: DocT111

I fully agree with MM, but sadly, I totally disagree with you. SP is damaged goods


150 posted on 11/06/2008 8:57:06 AM PST by NYC Republican (This Too Shall Pass- in 8 years.. how much destruction will they create?)
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