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Sarah Palin, Enigma (Supporters having serious doubts, McCain endorsement, Kittens have NO doubt)
The New American ^ | 25 January 2010 | Bob Adelmann

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

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http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/politics/2806-sarah-palin-enigma


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1 posted on 01/25/2010 9:45:20 AM PST by FrankRep
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To: FrankRep

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.


2 posted on 01/25/2010 9:47:47 AM PST by jpl
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To: FrankRep

Loyalty is a good quality. GET OVER IT!


3 posted on 01/25/2010 9:47:54 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: jpl
incredibly silly to expect Sarah to not campaign with him

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.

4 posted on 01/25/2010 9:50:48 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: FrankRep; stephenjohnbanker; rabscuttle385; All

“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?

Palin’s announced support for Senator John McCain’s re-election bid was even more problematic.”

The article asks some good questions. Worth the read.


5 posted on 01/25/2010 9:52:02 AM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: FrankRep
Did you hear? Sandy broke up with Mike and is going to the prom with Roger!

Same sort of maturity level involved in this current line of "inquiry."

6 posted on 01/25/2010 9:53:13 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: FrankRep
buckingRINOtamer
7 posted on 01/25/2010 9:53:28 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: FrankRep

A “concern” whisper campaign.

How original.


8 posted on 01/25/2010 9:53:54 AM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: rabscuttle385; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; FrankRep
McCain is the critical test, tells us what she believes in.
9 posted on 01/25/2010 9:54:09 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid")
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To: FrankRep
Loyalty to this CREEP is a vice, not a virtue.
10 posted on 01/25/2010 9:54:58 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: FrankRep
McCian is strong, staunch on defense. Which is important and few are comparable. We have the problem of essentially no one is truly conservative on all issues. The top 4 or 5 are a must.

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.

11 posted on 01/25/2010 9:55:27 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: FrankRep

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.


12 posted on 01/25/2010 9:55:53 AM PST by vortigern
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To: FrankRep

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.


13 posted on 01/25/2010 9:56:14 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: FrankRep

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.

Sad.


14 posted on 01/25/2010 9:56:16 AM PST by Piranha (Obama won like Bernie Madoff attracted investors: by lying about his values, policy and plans.)
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To: FrankRep

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.


15 posted on 01/25/2010 9:56:51 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: CPT Clay
Loyalty is a good quality. GET OVER IT!

First loyalties should be to principles, not personalities.

16 posted on 01/25/2010 9:59:24 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: FrankRep

Oh, geez...

I think someone should talk about why J.D. Hayworth is worth voting for and stop beating this dead horse.


17 posted on 01/25/2010 9:59:49 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: CPT Clay
Loyalty is a good quality. GET OVER IT!

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.

18 posted on 01/25/2010 10:00:34 AM PST by LeGrande (The government wants to take over the entire Health Care industry to fix Medicare and Medicaid.)
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To: CPT Clay

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


19 posted on 01/25/2010 10:00:57 AM PST by chevydude26
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To: Republic of Texas

She could damn him with faint praise...


20 posted on 01/25/2010 10:02:15 AM PST by perchprism (To those about to revolt, we salute you.)
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To: FrankRep
Wow, if this isn't the most reaching alleged news story I've ever seen, I don't know WHAT is!

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.

21 posted on 01/25/2010 10:02:37 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: jpl

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....


22 posted on 01/25/2010 10:02:51 AM PST by Hildy
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To: LeGrande

Then don’t vote for her if she decides to run for president. Easy solution.


23 posted on 01/25/2010 10:03:11 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: chevydude26

“reagan wanted some rino as his vp in 76”
****
Some would argue his VP pick in ‘80 and ‘84 is a RINO too.


24 posted on 01/25/2010 10:03:32 AM PST by peyton randolph (Obama Luti)
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To: Hildy

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.


25 posted on 01/25/2010 10:04:37 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; SoCalPol; FrankRep

John Birch Society weighs-in PING


26 posted on 01/25/2010 10:06:53 AM PST by onyx
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To: carton253
You've read every one of my 40,000 posts since 1998? Really..I'm flattered.

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.

27 posted on 01/25/2010 10:10:49 AM PST by Hildy
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To: Piranha
What she is not considering adequately is that this is not about her and McCain, it is about the United States.

That's it in a nutshell. It is putting personal issues before the needs of the country.

28 posted on 01/25/2010 10:11:12 AM PST by alicewonders
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To: FrankRep
Concer-Troll Alert!
29 posted on 01/25/2010 10:11:47 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: carton253

Bingo.


30 posted on 01/25/2010 10:11:59 AM PST by sarah fan UK
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To: geologist

Abortion is not on your list. That is a must for me.


31 posted on 01/25/2010 10:12:53 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: FrankRep
Oh Jesus.

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.

Best,

Chris

32 posted on 01/25/2010 10:14:05 AM PST by section9
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To: Hildy
You loved Sarah before the rest of America. Wow, you must be proud of yourself. You were first.... before the rest of America!

I obviously didn't know that about you. I should have never questioned your motives. That was very, very wrong of me.

33 posted on 01/25/2010 10:15:19 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: CPT Clay

>> Loyalty is a good quality. GET OVER IT!

History says that’s a foolish comment.


34 posted on 01/25/2010 10:15:21 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: geologist

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.


35 posted on 01/25/2010 10:15:26 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Republic of Texas

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.


36 posted on 01/25/2010 10:16:05 AM PST by paguch
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To: Hildy
If you look at the timeline..he started being kind when he realized it was in his best interest to be.

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.

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....

Unfortunately, that's exactly what her fans are doing.

37 posted on 01/25/2010 10:17:01 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Hildy

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.


38 posted on 01/25/2010 10:17:24 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: jpl

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.


39 posted on 01/25/2010 10:19:32 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Personally, I think the "loyalty" excuse for Palin's behavior to be pretty lame. She's being "loyal" to her own detriment, campaigning (as distrinct from endorsing or --better yet-- ignoring) a man whose values she claims she does not espouse. I'm not interested in drinking the Palin kool-aid to excuse it.
40 posted on 01/25/2010 10:19:45 AM PST by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

Then don’t drink the kool-aid. See how easy that was.


41 posted on 01/25/2010 10:20:45 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: rintense

John Birch Society.
Supporters of Ron Paul.
Check the link.


42 posted on 01/25/2010 10:20:53 AM PST by onyx
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To: Hojczyk

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.


43 posted on 01/25/2010 10:20:57 AM PST by paguch
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To: AuntB

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.


44 posted on 01/25/2010 10:21:24 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

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.


45 posted on 01/25/2010 10:22:36 AM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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Let's see, maybe is my lack of Logic. Don't worry I still love Sarah dearly and I always will, still, her actions have me really scratching my head... so I as asking myself...

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(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?)

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46 posted on 01/25/2010 10:23:09 AM PST by ElPatriota
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To: Nonstatist

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?


47 posted on 01/25/2010 10:23:32 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: napscoordinator
True.

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.

48 posted on 01/25/2010 10:25:09 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: perchprism

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!


49 posted on 01/25/2010 10:27:48 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (If you remove the first Amendment, we'll be forced to move on to the next one.)
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To: AuntB
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?

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".

50 posted on 01/25/2010 10:28:55 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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