Skip to comments.Sarah Palin, Enigma (Supporters having serious doubts, McCain endorsement, Kittens have NO doubt)
Posted on 01/25/2010 9:45:18 AM PST by FrankRep
When Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced her support for three prominent Republicans, her Facebook statement entitled Ride the Tide with Commonsense Candidates resounded with laudibles such as supporting those who offer commonsense government, and those who promise to fight FOR the people and AGAINST politics as usual. by Bob Adelmann
I’m not a huge McCain fan myself, but IMHO it’s incredibly silly to expect Sarah to not campaign with him if he wants her help. He picked her to be his running mate for Pete’s sake.
Loyalty is a good quality. GET OVER IT!
But she could have waited until the general election. If she really is a "movement" conservative, this action in the primaries really compromises her, IMO.
“A reasonable question thus arises: If Palin is a true blue Tea Partier and a true believer in the fight for values and policies, why is she supporting Perry and not Medina?
Palins announced support for Senator John McCains re-election bid was even more problematic.”
The article asks some good questions. Worth the read.
Same sort of maturity level involved in this current line of "inquiry."
A “concern” whisper campaign.
Economy, immigration, taxes, defense, energy,keeping the dollars strong, right to carry/own guns, blocking the eroding of existing private ownership of land property, and the liberty that has made America great.
There are so many inroads on so many fronts we are indeed slipping over the edge, soon to be in a free fall ...MO
God help us in our day, in Jesus name, amen.
She could endorse him, not actively campaign for him. That would pay back enough for any supposed debt she may owe him for bringing her into the national spotlight. His silence in not defending her was deafening in light of that, he’s luck to get anything from her. Among her supporters (conservatives) this will hurt her.
I seem to recall seeing Sarah interviewed after the very close Hoffman loss in New York. She said in that interview that she would endorse the more conservative candidate over the party candidate any time. I wish she had not agreed to campaign for McCain until she knew if there was a more conservative candidate running....it puts her in an uncomfortable position.
Ride the tide with compromise candidates.
As I posted on another thread, I understand her impulse to help McCain. What she is not considering adequately is that this is not about her and McCain, it is about the United States. Her action is like a doctor referring a patient to an incompetent older specialist because the specialist wrote a recommendation for the doctor to get into law school.
Palin is the doctor, McCain is the specialist and, sadly, we are the patient.
This is irresponsible back-scratching that some might describe as corruption, in the sense that she is recommending the person who she must know is not the best person for the job out of an agenda that does not put the interests of the nation first.
EVERYONE has a blind spot, maybe McCain is hers. Hopefully he’ll lose to Hayworth and we can all move on the better for it.
First loyalties should be to principles, not personalities.
I think someone should talk about why J.D. Hayworth is worth voting for and stop beating this dead horse.
Politicians scratching each others backs and you want us to get over it?
Palin is showing that she is no different than any of the other Rino's.
The problem is that sometimes people can be loyal to the wrong people and thats how shady favors happen in politics where back room deals are made...
she’s in a tough spot and a no win situation whichever way she went on this...
but its stupid to write her off for this...reagan wanted some rino as his vp in 76
She could damn him with faint praise...
It should be titled: 'Those who dislike Palin given more ammunition with McCain campaign pledge'
To all you Palin haters who are purposely participating in a campaign to diminish her support:
You are no better than Obama and his band of merry thugs.
You are no better than the MSM. You are no better than Keith Olbermann.
You are no better than Maureen Dowd.
NOT IN THE PRIMARIES...it goes against her core principles. So what is more important? Your core beliefs or loyalties to someone who frankly, wasn’t that great to her. If you look at the timeline..he started being kind when he realized it was in his best interest to be.
He’s still insulting the base, like he always does. We like Sarah, but we are not going to give our vote to him just because she says to. Let’s not do what the left did to Obama..let’s not put her up on a high pedestal where the only way is down....
Then don’t vote for her if she decides to run for president. Easy solution.
“reagan wanted some rino as his vp in 76”
Some would argue his VP pick in ‘80 and ‘84 is a RINO too.
Hildy, who are you fooling? I haven’t heard you say one nice thing about anyone the entire time you’ve been on Free Republic.
John Birch Society weighs-in PING
I love Sarah. The day McCain announced her my friend from Ohio called me at 6 in the morning and we were screaming at the top of our lungs as we both knew of her and loved her before the rest of America did.
Your statement is ridiculous. I live in Arizona..I've committed to working my butt off this election cycle to change the status quo. To hear that Sarah Palin chose to help McCain BEFORE THE PRIMARY was disheartening. Sue me. But I will stand by my assertion that it won't make a bit of difference here on the ground should she still decide to do this.
That's it in a nutshell. It is putting personal issues before the needs of the country.
Abortion is not on your list. That is a must for me.
The New American? The Magazine of the Birchers?
Come on, folks. Butch it up. If Sarah is being roasted over the coals by the frakking Birchers, she's making the right enemies.
I obviously didn't know that about you. I should have never questioned your motives. That was very, very wrong of me.
>> Loyalty is a good quality. GET OVER IT!
History says that’s a foolish comment.
My top five are:
1. Abortion (must be pro-life)
2. Defense (must protect the country)
3. Taxes (must lower taxes)
4. Economy (must move the economy in a positive direction)
5. 2nd Amendment (must protect this right)
After those are 100 percent accomplished then we can talk.
McCain is not a blind spot he is a speed bump the size of a house. He is a liberal progressive with some concern for defense. The Republican Party is in a fight for life with progressives and if Palin is on their side she must go. It is all about what Obama does not have, good judgement.
Exactly right... after the book took off, the crowds kept coming and her ratings went through the roof everywhere she went. That's when McCain found some use for her.
Before that, she was persona non grata in McQueeg's little world.
Lets not do what the left did to Obama..lets not put her up on a high pedestal where the only way is down....
Unfortunately, that's exactly what her fans are doing.
She has no choice...If McCain asks...he would more than likely bad mouth her if she failed to show up...People will come to see her and not McCain...Just like the election... it is between McRino and J.D.
Exactly, without McCain, everyone would be asking “Sarah Who?”... Expecting her to show zero loyalty is idiotic. However, zealots do tend to eat their own.
Then don’t drink the kool-aid. See how easy that was.
John Birch Society.
Supporters of Ron Paul.
Check the link.
Let McCain bad mouth her, he will be showing who he is and was. She needs to step away from McCain, not toward him. It may be too late for me. It is all about her judgement and endorsing a RINO of the third degree is bad judgement.
McCain was wise to exploit Palin’s potential for his Presidential bid.
McCain realized the power of Palin, and decided it would help him in his Senate reelection.
I’m still trying to figure out how McCain’s political quests have helped Palin. No doubt Palin is more popular, but she is also unpopular and paid a serious price for the visibility.
Would Palin’s life be more fulfilled if still Governor, leading a peaceful life in Alaska with her family?
Does Palin owe McCain anything? I don’t think so.
I would MUCH rather have had McCain than Obama. On just about every issue.
Sarah Palin is doing the right thing.
Yes I’d rather have J.D. Hayworth. She’s still doing what’s right, life can be like that.
(2) + (2) = 4... right?
(If McLAME is everything we detest in a politician and the GOP establishment)
(and Sarah is everthing we love about the new politician representing the Anti-establisment, but she was ready to put her reputation and influence on the line, to re-elect this weasel...)
(WHO IS SARAH PALIN REALLY?)
I completely agree. She could have waited...she owes nothing to McCain at this point. She was incedibly gracious to both he and his family in her book and made it clear she was fond of him & she thanked him; obligation over. As I’ve posted before, it all points to ‘judgement’ (imo). Is she misreading the voters this badly?
Planned parenthood is a front for abortion.
Only thing is ... there are those that will always be able to get abortions in a dark alley or whatever. There are doctors that will do them or others that are not truly qualified. Individual women makes the decision and it is their decision.
It is shameful for America to subsidize abortions. And dangerous, and psychologically damaging, as well. Not to mention sinful!. God help us in our day, in Jesus name, amen.
Your comment just made me think of something. Maybe she will campaign and be as loyal to him as he was to her on the Presidential trail!
Are you aware of ANY true Conservative that has been supported by Palin? I don't know of one. Even with whatever small support she may have lent, her preferences are clearly toward Bakerite Globalist "moderates".