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Poll of GOP “insiders”: It’s time for Palin to go away
Hot Air ^ | Dec.11, 2009 | Allahpundit

Posted on 12/11/2009 4:23:47 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Given the conventional wisdom that “elitist” derision towards her only makes her supporters support her more adamantly, you’d think savvy Beltway consultants who don’t like her would keep that fact to themselves. And yet. Here’s their answer to the question, “Which voice in your party would you most like to mute?”

That’s among “political” insiders, i.e. consultants. Among senators and congressmen polled, she finished second behind “no one,” tied with Michele Bachmann and Glenn Beck, among others. These insiders are the same people, mind you, who earlier this year voted her seventh among Republican governors with the brightest political future (Mark Sanford was fifth). No wonder she enjoys jabbing them with threats about going third-party.

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KEYWORDS: 2009polls; backroom; bandits; beltway; gop; idots; insiders; mythromney; palin; party; rinos; romneybots; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 12/11/2009 4:23:48 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She needs to run for the Senate as a carpetbagger....maybe NY.


2 posted on 12/11/2009 4:24:58 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you’re that far out of step with normal Republicans, you really can’t call yourself an “insider”. More a marginal figure, and an occasional hired employee.


3 posted on 12/11/2009 4:25:50 PM PST by marron
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To: Sacajaweau

I really don’t give a hoot what the “big shots” say. It may even be a rumor from the other side. The lady personifies the best America has to offer, in my opinion. I would be proud to claim her as my daughter.


4 posted on 12/11/2009 4:27:01 PM PST by AZFolks
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well if she goes, i’m following.


5 posted on 12/11/2009 4:27:16 PM PST by chad_in_georgia
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To: marron

Our party leadership is full of people who think conservatives are scum.


6 posted on 12/11/2009 4:28:26 PM PST by skeeter
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To: chad_in_georgia

I already left insiders. Waiting for the Cuda Party.


7 posted on 12/11/2009 4:28:27 PM PST by Brimack34
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is really a powerful statement about how the Republican “insiders” (who have a lot of money and influence) have hijacked the party and they are dangerous. This is why we really need to clean house and get a new tea-party contract signed.


8 posted on 12/11/2009 4:28:33 PM PST by Integrityrocks
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To: chad_in_georgia

Yep, I’m with Sarah. The RNC can pound sand.


9 posted on 12/11/2009 4:28:35 PM PST by TigersEye (Sarah Palin 2010 - We Can't Afford To Wait)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like she has the Rinos running scared!


10 posted on 12/11/2009 4:29:32 PM PST by Nik Naym (Palin. Got that? Palin. <---Right there is your answer!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

go away?

How does someone go away?

She writes on Facebook and is on a book tour.

How exactly is that a problem? She is not doing much different than FReepers. Of course they’d like us to go away too I bet.


11 posted on 12/11/2009 4:29:42 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Free ThinkerNY

gop “insiders” can GOPound sand


12 posted on 12/11/2009 4:30:05 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: TigersEye

This ought to help the RNC Fundraising efforts...NOT.


13 posted on 12/11/2009 4:31:27 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Free ThinkerNY
These "insiders" had better get on board or the base is going to show them what being an "outsider" is all about.

I don't think that the GOP base is going to take too kindly to the MSM and a bunch of RINO's planting another Juan as their Presidential candidate.

I still think that if Palin wants it and goes after it, the nomination is hers.

14 posted on 12/11/2009 4:31:56 PM PST by skimbell
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Which voice in your party would you most like to mute?”

I sure don't see any bias in that question. I wonder who they had in mind when they thought the question up.

15 posted on 12/11/2009 4:32:20 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They have a choice. Find a place for Sarah (not necessarily on the ticket)— or see Husein reelected.
16 posted on 12/11/2009 4:32:28 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Sacajaweau

17 posted on 12/11/2009 4:32:41 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sarah is going to clean house in Republican Presidential primaries.

I’m slightly into Sarah’s book, and she looks better and better, page after page.


18 posted on 12/11/2009 4:33:11 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Actually, I think there's a lot more to this than disdain for conservatives. Everyone who wants to run for President and their supporters have got to be concerned by the crowds she's attracting and momentum she's building.
19 posted on 12/11/2009 4:33:26 PM PST by colorado tanker (What's it all about, Barrrrry? Is it just for the power, you live?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They needed to add another choice to that poll/

5. GOP Insiders

20 posted on 12/11/2009 4:34:24 PM PST by Vinnie_Vidi_Vici
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To: TigersEye
You forgot to mention which orifice they can pound it in. Oh give me a minute maybe I'll email Steele and the rest of the top brass and let them know as well
21 posted on 12/11/2009 4:34:42 PM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

GOP “insiders” need to go to hell.


22 posted on 12/11/2009 4:35:31 PM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think it’s time for the “GOP insiders” to go away. But that’s just me. Those morons gave us Obama. (And it appears that most of them voted for him.)


23 posted on 12/11/2009 4:35:38 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be an American-American.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Poll of GOP “insiders”: It’s time for Palin to go away

I wonder if a poll of non-insider GOP members would reveal that the aforementioned insiders were considered to be arrogant pricks who are effing over the party.
24 posted on 12/11/2009 4:36:15 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I was thinking today: who would I really trust as President? My answer: Sarah Palin


25 posted on 12/11/2009 4:36:26 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: Sacajaweau

I hope you are kidding!! She is WAY bigger than a Senator already!


26 posted on 12/11/2009 4:36:46 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ah yes: the political "consultants" are heard from.

Do you know what a consultant is?

It's a man who know 569 different ways to make love... but doesn't actually know any women.

27 posted on 12/11/2009 4:37:24 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She goes away, so do a huge group of voters who have supported the GOP for years.


28 posted on 12/11/2009 4:38:01 PM PST by TennTuxedo
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To: AZFolks
It may even be a rumor from the other side.

Thanks for being skeptical. There was a related story running today that was bogus.

29 posted on 12/11/2009 4:38:22 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (Al Franken--the face of the third-party voters)
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To: skeeter
Our party leadership is full of people who think conservatives are scum.

That's funny - we think the same about them. Their time is growing short.

30 posted on 12/11/2009 4:39:48 PM PST by Noumenon (Work that AQT - turn ammunition into skill. No tyrant can maintain a 300 yard perimeter forever.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is a GOP insider?

Who decided what is a GOP insider?

is there an application? rule? Guidebook?

Are these the same buffoons who ignored us on TARP?
Are these the same buffoons who ignored us on illegal aliens?
Are these the same buffoons who ARE ignoring us on healthcare?

Methinks it is time for the insiders to go, and go far away.

The ancient Greeks had it right. If a politician was “too much an insider” he was banished for 10 years. (and life expectancy was much shorter then)


31 posted on 12/11/2009 4:41:34 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: All

Oh boo-hoo.

The poor, poor GOP hacks are miffed that Sarah is gonna ruin their clique in 2010 and 2012. Their plans for “Juan McCain Redux have hit a snag!!!

Everytime they send me donation letter, I send it back with a picture of Sarah inside it.


32 posted on 12/11/2009 4:42:34 PM PST by ak267
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We can quite easily do *without* these “elite insiders”.

We don’t need them, their connections, or their money.

They can all dry up and blow away, and no one will miss them.

They are effete, craven, and worthless in any struggke...of whatever natur.

Get lost, you useless Nowhere Men.


33 posted on 12/11/2009 4:43:15 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: taildragger
You forgot to mention which orifice they can pound it in.

Every one they've got. ;^)

They can start with their mouths actually because I don't want to hear another thing about being "inclusive" when all they mean is "we're going to run a liberal."

34 posted on 12/11/2009 4:43:23 PM PST by TigersEye (Sarah Palin 2010 - We Can't Afford To Wait)
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To: ak267

GOP... why don’t YOU go away...


35 posted on 12/11/2009 4:43:50 PM PST by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; sarahcuda

Well, first of all, Allahpundit has a long record of Sarah bashing. He hates Sarah. So, regard this with suspicion.

But the numbers could well be true.

The basic problem is that insiders like to wheel and deal. THEY run the party. THEY make the offers. THEY sell the senate and congressional slots.

The last thing in the world they want to see is a powerful source coming at them from completely outside the party leadership. Someone who can’t be bribed or bought. Someone who won’t pay them for giving them the nod. Someone who might even—perish the thought—sweep them out of their jobs.

If you’ve read Going Rogue, there’s this mysterious outfit called “headquarters” that runs the McCain campaign, tells Sarah what to do, micromanages the campaign—and screws up. It seems obvious that McCain was just another figurehead. Somebody else was running the campaign, and presumably the primary earlier.

These are the guys who send Sarah the mysterious message—”GET OFF THE ATKINS DIET!” Sarah answers, “But I’m not on the Atkins diet.” “Never mind, says one of those idiot handlers. Get off it immediately! And whatever you do, don’t go to the back of the plane and talk to the reporters!”

Sarah is very polite about McCain all through the book—as is proper in the circumstances. McCain is a patriot, he wants the good of the country. The real problem is “headquarters,” and all those idiot handlers who are jumping ship by the time November comes around, sabotaging McCain so they can get a job with somebody else.

Or the woman who puts Sarah on the Katie Couric show because poor Katie needs a little help with her viewer numbers. And (although Sarah never says so) probably so she can get a job with Katie or the networks after the campaign is over.

McCain seems to take all of this for granted. He’s a good little candidate. Sarah is another matter.


36 posted on 12/11/2009 4:44:49 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: skeeter

and our party is full of people who think the “leadership” are scum. If we are going to take the country to hell in a socialist handbasket it is going to be because of the Republican leaderships’s fantasy that if you go along in the “out” years, the communist, socialists, and so forth will go along with you when your party is in power. Here’s news. We aint gonna support the Republican party if they aren’t going to be Republicans. Out goes the leadership and in comes new leadership that says no to Democratic leaders, philosophy, and anti-Americanism’ and to RINO’s. That will be change we can believe in.


37 posted on 12/11/2009 4:45:22 PM PST by mathurine
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To: OldNavyVet

Read it twice and gave 5 away!

You’ll love the book!!


38 posted on 12/11/2009 4:46:11 PM PST by Calif4Palin (Proud Moosehead....)
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To: mathurine

If that were only true.


39 posted on 12/11/2009 4:46:33 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY
IF there were any "GOP Insiders" who knew what the hell they were doing, we wouldn't be sitting here watching 'rats give our nation away to a bunch of turd world and eurotrash socialists.

These are selfserving careerist cockroaches who see their precious money-machines threatened with a shut-off, and will gladly sell out their country for a few more years of feckless corruption.

40 posted on 12/11/2009 4:47:41 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m going with Sarah only!

This will be a monogamous political relationship between her and I.

My vote will not and cannot be bought by pretty words and lies.

Sarah is my choice.


41 posted on 12/11/2009 4:49:08 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: Bob Eimiller

Exactly. Insiders can KMA.


42 posted on 12/11/2009 4:49:16 PM PST by Venturer
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To: ak267

It is not just the 1/2 brain cell GOP politicians,

IT IS THE CAREER STAFFERS WHO ARE IN FEAR, those left minded political head pointers who know they will not have jobs if the country club clique is broken.

Remember Arlen Specter changed parties and his left wing staffers did not have to be swapped out.

We should examine the congressman’s staffers MORE than the politician.


43 posted on 12/11/2009 4:50:08 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The “GOP insiders” are nothing more than Nowhere Men, making all their nowhere plans, for nobody:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvLj72apGLI


44 posted on 12/11/2009 4:51:19 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: colorado tanker
Actually, I think there's a lot more to this than disdain for conservatives

Well yeah, it's fear--fear of strong primary challenges, fear of losing their sweet sinecure jobs, fear of becoming truly irrelevant and unemployed when real Americans take the party and nation by storm.

45 posted on 12/11/2009 4:51:41 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These “insiders” are why the GOP keeps losing.


46 posted on 12/11/2009 4:53:43 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is Ironic. Here are two threads currently making the rounds.

#
Get Real! Cut the Third Party Crap: The Two Parties Are Not the Same
Friday, December 11, 2009 6:53:44 PM · 778 of 778
ohioWfan to Gilbo_3
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Poll of GOP “insiders”: It’s time for Palin to go away
Friday, December 11, 2009 6:53:43 PM · 46 of 46
Republic of Texas to Free ThinkerNY


47 posted on 12/11/2009 4:55:46 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: paulycy
I love that cartoon!


48 posted on 12/11/2009 4:56:52 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: skeeter
Our party leadership is full of people who think conservatives are scum.

If I read this correctly, a total of 85 GOP "consultants" and "insiders" were polled.

Of those 85, 44 (52%) wanted to shut up a conservative voice:

Palin 24
Limbaugh 5
Tancredo 5
Cheney 3
Far Right 3
Bachmann 2
Beck 2
Total 44

However, only 19 (22%) wanted to muffle a liberal voice:

Steele 10 (only gets in trouble when he isn't really conservative)
Gingrich 3(sometimes says liberal things, dumb liberal things)
Graham 3 (stupid on climate change)
Snowe 3 (votes with the left)
Total 19

Seems like the conservative "consultants" and "insiders' are about twice as tolerant of opposing views. And the party could do without about half its "consultants" and "insiders".

Truly, one of the party's biggest problems are those "consultants" and "insiders" who don't believe in what the party purportedly stands for.

49 posted on 12/11/2009 4:58:03 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Word to the so-called GOP 'insiders':


50 posted on 12/11/2009 4:58:23 PM PST by Viking2002
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