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Dems represent at Palin event (They seem worried...) [Palin's Hometown]
The Bonner County Daily Bee ^ | December 12, 2009 | Keith Kinnaird

Posted on 12/12/2009 10:43:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

SANDPOINT — Local Democrats turned out Thursday to demonstrate that not everybody in Bonner County buys what Sarah Palin is selling.

“We just wanted to show that there were some people who don’t think Sarah Palin is the greatest thing since sliced bread,” said Laura Bry, chair of the Bonner County Democrat Central Committee.

Bry was among a dozen like-minded folks who gathered at the Sandpoint Business & Events Center to express their viewpoint. Some carried signs, the tone of which covered a broad spectrum of sentiment.

One sign read, “Thank God You Lost” and was adorned with a smiley face and a cross, while another read, “Stop Making Things Up.”

Bry, who carried the latter sign, said she went to the former vice presidential candidate’s book-signing event to peacefully protest, not to pick a fight.

“We worked on being polite and not getting into verbal arguments,” said Bry.

Not that there weren’t some harsh words, though.

Some Palin supporters, fresh from meeting a woman they deeply admire after standing in line all day, reacted strongly to the presence of Palin opponents.

There was some nasty jeering and some verbal confrontations.

“We didn’t really want to be anti-Palin,” Bry said of her segment of the protest group. “My best friend thinks Sarah Palin is just an awesome woman. I don’t want to be disrespectful to my neighbors and I don’t want to be disrespectful to Sarah Palin either. I just don’t agree with her on almost anything.”

Jenni Roberts-Martin said some of the Palin supporters’ vitriol was directed squarely at her and her children, but has no regrets about exercising her civil rights.

“I sincerely hope that’s the lesson my children take away from last night — that if you stand quietly and refuse to be baited, free speech is a valuable, inalienable right,” Roberts-Martin said in an e-mail to The Daily Bee.

Both Bry and Roberts-Martin praised Sandpoint Fire Chief Robert Tyler and Police Chief Mark Lockwood for smoothing some of the ruffled feathers.

Lockwood said it only took a straightforward reminder to ease tensions.

“We made it very plan: The woman that’s in there signing books is a staunch advocate of having these people out here and letting them exercise their right to do this and that pretty much diffused it,” he said.

Lockwood added that he was pleased with how the event ultimately unfolded and said there isn’t much he would do differently. He said one of the bigger factors of the evening was Palin’s deep roots in Bonner County.

“The big factor was her family knew so many people,” he said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 2012; christianright; democrats; goingrogue; idaho; palin; sarahpalin; waronsarah
If the tables had been turned, someone would've been beaten up, just like at the townhalls.
1 posted on 12/12/2009 10:43:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: Billthedrill

Were you there for this? What actually happened?


2 posted on 12/12/2009 10:46:49 AM PST by Publius (Do you want the people who run Amtrak to take out your appendix?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So those people don’t agree with balanced budgets and personal responsibiliy?
3 posted on 12/12/2009 10:47:21 AM PST by avacado
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To: avacado

Perhaps they don’t think that someone who is intelligent, attractive, morally sound, law-abiding, and patriotic should ever be in any political office.

There doesn’t seem to be much precedent for it.


4 posted on 12/12/2009 10:51:58 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Since when does the official arm of a political party turn out to trash a private citizen who does not hold and is not running for office?
5 posted on 12/12/2009 10:52:30 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She was marketing her book. Dems were free not to buy it. THAT’S FREE MARKET TO ALL OF US.

These protesters are nuts.

THESE PEOPLE DIDN’T KNOW THAT IT WAS STILL A BUSINESS, WITH ORDINARY AMERICAN WORKERS (e.g., people working at printing press, marketing staff, etc.) BENEFITING FOR PALIN’S GOOD SALES TURNOUTS.

AND GOOD PALIN BOOK SALES TURNOUTS WOULD MEAN MORE TAXES FOR OBAMA’S BIG GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER.

Geesh. DEMOCRATS ARE REALLY ANTI-BUSINESS.


6 posted on 12/12/2009 10:55:05 AM PST by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a conservative stance.)
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To: Lion Den Dan

Gee a whole dozen? WOW! 12 people. OK I will give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe 13. LOL You are not going to vote for her anyway so Buzz off! ! !


7 posted on 12/12/2009 10:56:44 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL!!! You last sentence nailed it!


8 posted on 12/12/2009 11:01:20 AM PST by avacado
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow, I wonder if this reporter has an axe to grind. Let's see... number of Palin opponents quoted, two, number of Palin supporters quoted, zero. Number of protesters: "a dozen" which nevertheless represented a "broad spectrum" of sentiments. Number of supporters: who knows? Not newsworthy, I guess. But we do know that they directed "vitriol" squarely at children. And after the protesters went out of their way to be "disrespectful" or "anti-Palin", despite the fact that one of the children in the accompanying picture is carrying a sign that says "Sandpoint says: "Beat It" Sarah Palin. I guess in this reporter's (and that protester's) view, that's not anti-Palin, but I would submit that it certainly is disrespectful... to the people of Sandpoint, for whom these protesters presume to speak.
9 posted on 12/12/2009 11:01:38 AM PST by Politicalities
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To: Politicalities
And after the protesters went out of their way to be "disrespectful" or "anti-Palin"...

Er... I meant not to be disrespectful, of course.

10 posted on 12/12/2009 11:04:22 AM PST by Politicalities
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We just wanted to show that there were some people who don’t think Sarah Palin is the greatest thing since sliced bread,” said Laura Bry,”

Wow, Laura, you musta’ gone plumb BALLISTIC back when that damned ass obama was testifying to the moment when the seas lowered and the heat abated. Right Laura? Musta’skinned his ass alive, girl....right? Right? Ya’ did didn’t ya’?


11 posted on 12/12/2009 11:05:17 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sandpoint is Governor Palin's birthplace.
This was coordinated from up high to the local Rat committees. They wanted to embarrass Palin in her place of birth.
12 posted on 12/12/2009 11:08:52 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10 YEARS OF FREEPING! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY EEE!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They must think a dozen socialists equals thousands of Conservatives. I hope they think that way over the next 10 1/2 months.


13 posted on 12/12/2009 11:14:14 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I often would like to see a police report like this one I ammaking up...

This woman/man came up behind me and started yelling insults at Sarah. Then he/she attempted to bite off my elbow!

Or
He/she attempted to hit me in the knee with his/her nose!

But conservatives don’t often do such things..


14 posted on 12/12/2009 11:15:54 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: Lion Den Dan

I think since they are very, very afraid that she might be the “one” to beat “THE ONE”.


15 posted on 12/12/2009 11:24:18 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discover" Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
< snip >
“We just wanted to show that there were some people who don’t think Sarah Palin is the greatest thing since sliced bread,” said Laura Bry, chair of the Bonner County Democrat Central Committee. < / snip >
ROFL... What a great quote for the media to capture! It really is PRICELESS... Instead of reflecting as a negative on Palin, this Dem Chair just implied that the vast majority of folks in Bonner County DO think Sarah is the best thing since sliced bread! Can't say I disagree with THAT! LOL Thanks so much for sharing this! :)
16 posted on 12/12/2009 11:26:00 AM PST by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Politicalities

Despite what the reporter may have been trying to do the quotes captured do NOT do what he intended, IMHO. Especially the quote from the chair which implies that the vast majority of folks in Bonner Country DO think she’s the best thing since sliced bread! LOL

Don’t get me wrong though — I agree with you regarding the reporter’s bias completely. I just love it when they are ineffective... Most “regular” folks can see through such one-sided articles, frankly.


17 posted on 12/12/2009 11:30:12 AM PST by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, the only problem I have with their PROTEST is that they were making a POLITICAL PROTEST at a NON POLITICAL EVENT.


18 posted on 12/12/2009 11:31:09 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Lion Den Dan

Excellent point...

It does just prove that she remains viable, and a threat to the Marxists’ plans - even though she ISN’T in office, and isn’t running! Since when has ANY former candidate freaked out the Dems this badly? :) LOL

I do get your point though — she is technically a private citizen, but she has transcended politics judging by her reception on the Tonight Show last night. She possesses something they can’t put their finger on as none of their prospective candidates nor elected or appointed officials can hold a candle to her, really... At least not when she’s being held back like she was by McCain’s campaign staff...


19 posted on 12/12/2009 11:38:49 AM PST by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
* Name Laura Bry
* Location Sandpoint, ID
* Web http://waldenorch...
* Bio Civic participant & activist. Democrat. Mac guru. Wedding DJ.

http://twitter.com/lauramacs

9 people picket Palin in Sandpoint. #fb 7:42 PM Dec 10th from txt

20 posted on 12/12/2009 11:41:26 AM PST by maggief
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And this is newsworthy why? A dozen protested? How about the thousands who showed up to get their books signed? I would think that is more newsworthy. And since when does a democratic arm show up to protest a private citizen? Sounds to me that if the news editor of this article wasn’t showing his bias he would see that the real ‘news’ of this story is that Sarah Palin has got the Dems running scared enough to send a chair of their party out to protest.

Hmmm...where are the pics of the other protesters? Me thinketh the dozen was an exaggerated number. Sounds to me like this little protest was a bust. That in itself should have been the headline for this desperate article.

21 posted on 12/12/2009 11:50:40 AM PST by Cecilia Trent
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well if she didn’t want to be rude then why carry a sign that said “Thank God you lost”? They are so clueless and crude that they still try to play the victim when they are the bully! What tools!


22 posted on 12/12/2009 12:08:24 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Politicalities

(protesters: “a dozen”)=the reporters friends and family!


23 posted on 12/12/2009 12:13:40 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An earlier report put their number at half a dozen, 4 adults and 2 kids.


24 posted on 12/12/2009 12:32:49 PM PST by euram
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We worked on being polite and not getting into verbal arguments,” said Bry.

That would require more effort than most Dims(I know) could muster up.

A democrat friend of my wife and I once called me up and gave me a sermon about being more careful about the people I hung around with. Meaning Republicans of course. I took her advice seriously and have had nothing to do with her since.

25 posted on 12/12/2009 12:35:30 PM PST by jerry639
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
palinhaters
26 posted on 12/12/2009 12:45:53 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SolidWood
“We just wanted to show that there were some people who don’t think Sarah Palin is the greatest thing since sliced bread are extremely jealous of Sarah Palin's beauty and figure at 45 and after five kids, her success and popularity, and that she's married to Hottie Toddy,” said Laura Bry, chair of the Bonner County Democrat Central Committee.

What she really meant to say.

27 posted on 12/12/2009 12:51:10 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"If the tables had been turned, someone would've been beaten up, just like at the townhalls. "

It actually hurts liberal much, much more to be ignored, than beaten up...and...they can't sue you for ignorning them.

Oh, and another thought - if they are so sure that Sarah "makes things up"...then why hasn't someone sued her for slander and libel? I notice they never get specific about what she has supposedly "made up"...because they can't without facts and proof, and they don't have any.

It's like Glenn Becks RED phone...it's all hooked up and waiting for the libs to "correct" him on what they call "lies"...yet, no one calls.

What, then, is that called? "Generic Bashing"? How about "Non-specific bashing"?.

There is nothing real or genuine about the left...not even their bashing techniques. They're like little children...I'm expecting to start using terms like "doo-doo head" next in their talking points about conservatives.
28 posted on 12/12/2009 1:00:03 PM PST by FrankR (SENATE: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10...count on it.)
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To: LibertyRocks
"Despite what the reporter may have been trying to do the quotes captured do NOT do what he intended, IMHO. Especially the quote from the chair which implies that the vast majority of folks in Bonner Country DO think she’s the best thing since sliced bread! LOL"

Yes, and this is further underscored by the quotes from the police chief, which certainly do make it seem that Palin is well-known and well-liked in the area.

Bonner County went for McCain-Palin by 17 points.

(Which, to be sure, is substantially less than the 25% by which the ticket carried Idaho as a whole, but still, it's hardly what I'd call a Democrat stronghold.)

"Don’t get me wrong though — I agree with you regarding the reporter’s bias completely."

Well, let's not jump to conclusions. The article certainly appears favorable to the protesters, and I asked the question of whether the reporter has an axe to grind, bue the fact is that I don't know this reporter at all, I don't know his history, I don't know anything about him other than that he's written this one article. I'm unwilling to condemn him on that basis.

But I completely agree with you on the joys of watching bias backfire. It's one of the pleasures of being a Palin-watcher... to see the legacy media so rabidly focused on destroying her that they don't realize they're having the opposite effect. (All Palin fans should check out what she did to William Shatner on Conan O'Brien. It's epic, an instant classic.)

29 posted on 12/12/2009 1:28:33 PM PST by Politicalities
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To: Politicalities
All Palin fans should check out what she did to with William Shatner on Conan O'Brien. It's epic, an instant classic.)
It was a gag, and Shatner was certainly in on it.

Which doesn't change the fact that Sarah was dynamite on camera, cooly reciting whole paragraphs of Shatner's book from memory. She was in her element.


30 posted on 12/12/2009 2:04:12 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: 70th Division

Oh my but you are touchy. I suppose you were the thirteenth one? When you are divided 70 ways, it is hard to coalesce.


31 posted on 12/12/2009 3:44:50 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: avacado
personal responsibiliy?

They don't know what it is!

32 posted on 12/12/2009 3:50:08 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: Lion Den Dan

Your post makes no sense.


33 posted on 12/12/2009 4:29:10 PM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Lion Den Dan

That’s a very good question, Lion Den Dan!
WTF??


34 posted on 12/12/2009 4:40:33 PM PST by SentForth5 (Just sayin' is all...)
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To: avacado

For starters, yes.


35 posted on 12/12/2009 4:58:12 PM PST by Elsiejay (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FTA: “’.... free speech is a valuable, inalienable right,’ Roberts-Martin said in an e-mail to The Daily Bee.”

Only when her side is exercising that right. She would be among the first to scream for censorship and criminal charges against anyone who had the audacity to disagree with or be critical of her views and agenda.

I hate the left. I really do.


36 posted on 12/12/2009 5:22:09 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We worked on being polite and not getting into verbal arguments,” said Bry.

That must have been quite a challenge since that sort of behavior doesn't come naturally to pinkos.

37 posted on 12/12/2009 6:06:46 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>”I just don’t agree with her on almost anything.”<

At this point, someone should ask exactly WHAT they don’t agree with.

Liberals love proclamations, but they can’t comprehend details. It’s a shame that most of the ignorant Voting population of this country have the same affliction.


38 posted on 12/12/2009 6:30:29 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (All Democrats weren't Slave Owners, but all Slave Owners were Democrats)
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To: 70th Division
Your post makes no sense.++++++++++++++

Neither do you

39 posted on 12/13/2009 4:06:23 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Lion Den Dan; 70th Division
Ha ha You guys are having a communication problem.

LDD, 70th's original post was not directed to you. He was talking to the protesters. Read it again in that context.

70th, read LDD's reply to you in the context of he thought your post was talking to him.

40 posted on 12/14/2009 8:36:53 AM PST by rwrcpa1 (Let freedom ring!)
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To: rwrcpa1

Thank you. It is hard sometimes to get the point across for me.


41 posted on 12/14/2009 10:55:44 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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