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Ann Coulter Explains Palin's Exit
Women of the Web ^ | July 4, 2009 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 07/05/2009 10:17:12 PM PDT by SolidWood

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To: rbmillerjr

yeah, but you just KNOW he is still reading this thread. LMOA!


251 posted on 07/06/2009 11:15:47 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

LOL true.


252 posted on 07/06/2009 11:27:22 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Sara Palin is running for President -- Get used to it.)
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To: rbmillerjr
I hope your right, actually no. I hope your wrong. I don't want this strategy of quiting in the face of fire to become a modus operandi for US. Maybe her Lt. Gov will refuse and give her a chance to reconsider. Because I believe that her appeal will be weakened by her resigning and I must admit I find it surprising that there are those who don't. Wouldn't she be able to raise more money and get bigger crowds if she was still Governor? Anyway she was a pick for VP. I was on TV here speaking out for her the day she was picked by McCain. And she is still light years ahead of 99 percent of the democrats. Dead fish may go with the flow but a real Pit Bull never quits.
253 posted on 07/06/2009 11:31:30 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: TomasUSMC

“Wouldn’t she be able to raise more money and get bigger crowds if she was still Governor?”

No. She will be bogged down by ethics complaints that never end due to Alaskan law. She has now defeated 17 of 18 ethics charges against her. She would be embroiled in a minor war with State Dems who want her Quaylized.

But the bigger war would be with the Murkowski Political Machine, which has never forgotten how they were defeated and marginalized by Palin. That is a no win battle.

The war is to stabilize the GOP for the midterms and if she gains infludence, make a run for the Presidency.

I was a paratrooper, you are a Marine. Imagine an operational commander of a recon unit training his unit well and being promoted to take on the commanding role of the entire Recon mission. The commander succeeds. Should he take his skill and leading elite units and stay where he is or go to Staff War College and attempt to take on the whole Marine Corps?

That’s not quitting the Recon units, that’s taking a bigger challenge. I see the 2010 midterms as Palin’s War College. Let’s see how she does.


254 posted on 07/06/2009 11:39:50 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Sara Palin is running for President -- Get used to it.)
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To: DallasSun
Some of us have not been ourselves recently. Some of us have said things that we might not have said in more tranquil times. Unfortunately, I do not see an end in sight.

Thanks for your kind reply. I do appreciate it.

255 posted on 07/06/2009 11:46:53 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rbmillerjr
No. She will be bogged down by ethics complaints that never end due to Alaskan law. She has now defeated 17 of 18 ethics charges against her. She would be embroiled in a minor war with State Dems who want her Quaylized.

But the bigger war would be with the Murkowski Political Machine, which has never forgotten how they were defeated and marginalized by Palin. That is a no win battle.

The war is to stabilize the GOP for the midterms and if she gains infludence, make a run for the Presidency.

***************

Excellent post. Add to the above the despicable attacks on her family, most recently the attack on Trig, and her resignation makes sense. One can only fight battles on so many fronts.

256 posted on 07/06/2009 11:50:47 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rbmillerjr

I like your logic. This woman is the only mega personality at present for the GOP. She is taking time off and making assessments.

If there is any remaining hope for this nation, remember that many of the greatest people of worldwide political history had been dismissed, lampooned and ostracized by the elites for many years. Only total chaos brought them into leadership in a time of crisis. I am speaking of Churchill and Reagan.

Greatness is a hard thing for some people to accept, but this lady is the first individual of greatness I have seen in a long time. That is why the media machine has been so savage and relentless. That is why they hate her. They are very afraid of what she represents.

The same media pigs saw a continuation of Reagan and a Republican dynasty in Dan Quayle twenty one years ago, a potential JFK, young and good looking and well thought of in his home state. They released the dogs and destroyed him before he got his national footing and developed a following. They used every stumble to create an image of a stupid, hapless, incompetent fool that remains to this day.

Sarah has decided either to stay home forever, or to divert the media elsewhere. They will keep mocking her. They won’t quit. They know she’s too dangerous, and by the time Obama gets his way on destroying the country, she may be far more dangerous. She isn’t one of “them.” She will now be an itch in the middle of the state run media/establishment/socialist backside. She is a flea to their dog. They will continue to scratch like mad.


257 posted on 07/06/2009 12:02:56 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: rbmillerjr

The amount of unveiling of who is who among the big tent of Republicans is vast this past year. Let us take notes and remind each other of the true conservatives and the faux ones. Starting a detailed list would be an idea.


258 posted on 07/06/2009 12:10:29 PM PDT by 4Godsoloved..Hegave (Never explain yourself, Your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe it.)
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To: upsdriver

Oh yeeeaahh... I feel this tingly feeling running up my leg.. and I don’t feel that very often ... ;-))


259 posted on 07/06/2009 12:24:24 PM PDT by Spacetrucker (I know who John Galt is...)
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To: norge
That had to have been Liz Tratta, former NBC reporter. Usually she’s pretty good.

Trotta has shown in the past year, and not just in her comments on Palin, although Palin does seem to bring out the "meow" in her, that she probably obtained her job at Fox by giving Roger Ailes Lewinsky's. She's also proven that she and Maureen Dowd are twins separated at birth who consider themselves to be part of the "elite" despite neither having any class credentials to support it. I think both have deluded themselves, giving up a life as real women, looking back in their empty old age at what they've missed by buying into faux feminism, and by years of rubbing elbows with the actual elite and doing their bidding, they somehow belong.

260 posted on 07/06/2009 12:53:26 PM PDT by penowa
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To: chemicalman

Look at how much experience Obama has. And he never accomplished a fraction of what Palin has done. ***

You vote for people most like you. The left are a bunch of tools, so they voted for a tool. The right wants cowboys and girls.


261 posted on 07/06/2009 1:55:42 PM PDT by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: SolidWood

As I wrote in my profile many many years ago, I can’t think of a single issue on which I’ve disagreed with Ann about (she violated that once, but she came around to my way of thinking about a month later, so I still count it true.) This is an another example.

I don’t see how anyone can take something else away from Sarah’s announcement other than what Ann writes here.


262 posted on 07/06/2009 2:09:15 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: tioga

Nice work spotting the troll.


263 posted on 07/06/2009 3:19:06 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (has created or saved 150,000 posts, sure.)
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To: rbmillerjr

But the bigger war would be with the Murkowski Political Machine,

You know, I forgot all about the fight she had with the Alaska Republican party. She was fighting on two fronts.

264 posted on 07/06/2009 3:22:18 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Thanks. I did wonder. Sounds like the Viking Kitties provided a timely ZOT!


265 posted on 07/06/2009 3:53:28 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: SolidWood
I’m confused by all the confusion among the nattering nabobs of negativity chattering classes about Palin.
266 posted on 07/06/2009 4:20:20 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mom MD
I think thats Occam’s razor

Yes..but still applies here!

267 posted on 07/06/2009 4:23:50 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: SolidWood

Thanks again for posting, SW. Great, succinct piece by Ann Coulter. Obviously she can think and communicate clearly.

And love the photo of Sarah!


268 posted on 07/06/2009 7:42:09 PM PDT by CharterOakie (It's Sarah's if she wants it. 1 John 4:4)
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To: tuckrdout

Where to begin? You’re wrong on every count.

Stand back and behold what is about to take place over the next several years.


269 posted on 07/06/2009 7:52:00 PM PDT by CharterOakie (It's Sarah's if she wants it. 1 John 4:4)
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To: tuckrdout

“She didn’t keep her oath, or her word. When the tough times came, she cut and run.”

Oh my oh my. Hey, how much have you sent to her legal defense fund? What have YOU done to make the times less tough for this honorable public servant whom you claim to have previously supported?

STFU !!!

(Forgive my french, FReepers.)


270 posted on 07/06/2009 8:09:24 PM PDT by CharterOakie (It's Sarah's if she wants it. 1 John 4:4)
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To: SolidWood

271 posted on 07/06/2009 9:27:15 PM PDT by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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To: SolidWood
The gathering strom...concervatives need a leader...


272 posted on 07/06/2009 10:14:06 PM PDT by jessduntno (September 11, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: Vendome
Yes Quayle was brilliant but, he could not spell potato.

You do know that was a setup, don't you? The teacher of the class handed Dan Quayle a card with the spelling 'potatoe'. And being a polite and respectful guest in the room, he deferred to the teacher's spelling, and got hammered for it.

Once again, a Republican Senator assumed that the false politeness and fellowship of the Senate carried over into real life politics and the MSM for Republicans the way it does for Democrats. Quayle wasn't dumb, but he was not enough of the street politician.

273 posted on 07/07/2009 5:57:47 AM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard work to be cynical enough in this age)
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To: tuckrdout
I was hoping that she would prove herself while in the governor’s office.

More like you were demanding she do that, and when she tries something else you bail on her.

I do think she laid this trap for herself by putting in the new ethics law, where anybody can raise a complaint. While it allows good folks to keep bad folks in line, it also allows bad folks to tie down the good folks. There's no way she would be able to get that law modified without charges of hypocrisy. Her successors would be wise to change the law to limit the frivolous complaints in some way.

But given that the trap was sprung, she needs to get out of it.

Arguing that everybody will think she quit is arguing that the MSM controls all thought. If that's the case, then we are lost, as they could also say that she went back to Alaska to hide should she stay as Gov. Certainly if she stayed as Gov, we'd hear little positive about Alaska down here in the lower 48. And if Sarah did come down and speak, and the MSM will say that she is neglecting Alaska. Considering what Obama and the MSM are doing, we need a strong conservative voice now on the national stage. I don't think we have 6 years for her to be in apprenticeship in Alaska.

Considering the assault she's been under, if she stays on the national stage in any manner, I'll think that she's proved her mettle.

274 posted on 07/07/2009 6:20:47 AM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard work to be cynical enough in this age)
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To: tuckrdout
By quitting, she destroys those values. She crushes what I believed she stood for.

What you believe is a minority opinion (as it should be) here. You can go on believing what you want to, but you convince no one else. Sometimes you guys seem to think everyone else is crazy except you.

275 posted on 07/07/2009 6:55:57 AM PDT by saminfl ( FUBO)
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To: lmr; FreedomPoster; yongin

yongin might be another troll. Check the pattern of his/her? posts.


276 posted on 07/07/2009 7:13:36 AM PDT by saminfl ( FUBO)
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To: norge

I’m glad you have tough relatives up there in AK. If they were being slandered and mocked every day in the MSM and National Enquirer all across America, it might not be quite so easy to take, however.

I know Sarah is tough and determined. It’s a shame what the media/politicians are doing to her...and painful to watch the everyday attacks—I for one think she’s too good for D.C. politics and would be glad to see her spared the abuse of running for the office of Pres.


277 posted on 07/07/2009 11:20:47 AM PDT by Cedar
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To: Cedar

I for one think she’s too good for D.C. politics and would be glad to see her spared the abuse of running for the office of Pres.

Well, I can't argue with you on that point, but we need those kinds of good people in DC.

On the other hand, any good people who go to DC seem to have a fight on their hands.

278 posted on 07/07/2009 11:48:02 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
she's too big to be a lame-duck governor stuck dealing with fishing licenses in Anchorage right now. She'll be much bigger now and can play on the national stage without constantly setting off state ethics investigations by loons, parasites and liberals. None of this applied to McCain or Kerry -- both of whom went back to the Senate -- because their national campaigns diminished them.

279 posted on 07/07/2009 6:24:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: saminfl
" You can go on believing what you want to, but you convince no one else. Sometimes you guys seem to think everyone else is crazy except you."

I do believe that you should be saying this to yourself...by the way, who are, "you guys"? Republicans? Freepers? Maybe you should check out who you are talking to before you decide to pigeon hole the person you have decided to mock. Oh, and for your information, I wasn't trying to convince anyone of anything. I was doing what this site is for--and what the nation is about: exorcising my free speech rights, giving my opinion. Minority or not, I am welcome to spell it out, here. If you don't have anything to contribute to the conversation, besides criticism, please don't say anything at all to me. Thank you.

280 posted on 07/08/2009 3:36:51 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Daily example is the most subtle of poisons.' ~)
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To: CharterOakie

Sadly, I think that you are the one who is going to be quite surprized at what takes place over the next few years.

And if I am wrong, I will gladly eat my words!


281 posted on 07/08/2009 3:41:08 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Daily example is the most subtle of poisons.' ~)
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To: tuckrdout; Jim Robinson
I was doing what this site is for--and what the nation is about: exorcising my free speech rights, giving my opinion.

Well, in a word, No.

Didn't read the FR home page by the proprietor, Jim Robinson, did you?

Free Republic is the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. We're working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and corruption, and to champion causes which further conservatism in America. And we always have fun doing it. Hoo-yah!

282 posted on 07/08/2009 3:42:46 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor
Well, I must admit, it has been a long time since I read the home page. So, I decided to give it another read, after you so graciously called me on my neglect.

Are you really wanting to argue that this site is NOT about free speech and giving one's opinions?

If so, I guess I shall have to point out the obvious--ALSO on that very same front page:

"We are a political discussion forum......Free Republic is a site dedicated to the concerns of traditional grassroots conservative activists. We're here to discuss and advance our conservative causes in a more or less liberal-free environment."

In an effort to 'discuss', I gave my opinion that I think Sarah Palin has hurt the cause for conservatism by quitting her job as governor before her term had expired. I do not admire nor appreciate this move by her. I think it is a mistake. In my day, conservative values included fighting for what you think is right; NEVER quitting and always finishing the job you started. In Sarah's case, the job she ASKED to be given.

283 posted on 07/08/2009 10:31:22 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Daily example is the most subtle of poisons.' ~)
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To: Luke21
This woman is the only mega personality at present for the GOP.

That is so true. Name your reason but it is a fact that this woman can draw a crowd like no one else on the right.

284 posted on 07/08/2009 10:36:25 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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