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Endorsement of McCain alienates Palin supporters
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2010-01-26 | Jay Bookman

Posted on 01/26/2010 2:17:50 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Sen. John McCain, the man who brought Sarah Palin to national prominence, is being challenged for re-election in the GOP primary by former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth. Palin recently announced that she plans to travel to Arizona to campaign on McCain’s behalf, but posters on her Facebook page are not at all happy with their Sarah:

“Sarah, it was fun, but now you are done.”

“Sarah, your support of McCain shows bad judgment and brings into question the validity of your words. You can forget any political ambition if you support Amnesty – which John McCain does. Conservatives don’t forget.”

“You do know Senator McCain is a PROGRESSIVE? It is very disappointing that you are campaigning for him instead of J.D. Hayworth. McCain needs to go!”

“Sorry to hear that you are supporting McCain. Up to now, I thought you were part of the solution, but you’ve shown yourself to be part of the problem.”

“McCain!? Are you kidding me? Time to pick a side, Sarah– Are you with the people, or against them?”

“I agree with those who advise you not to campaign for Senator McCain. He really doesn’t represent the views of grassroot conservatives. He represents those in the GOP who have too often been willing to compromise on principle, or even worse, have failed to really understand basic conservative principles.”

“McCain used Palin like a cheap tool to keep from getting beat worse than Reagan did to Mondale. His staff mocked her and showed no respect. Now McCain is using her again like a cheap tool and this time she is willingly doing it under the guise of loyalty. As long as McCain is the face of the GOP, conservatives are irrelevant. Palin is playing politics and this goes against what she “supposedly” represents. She helps elect McCain, she’s done.”

“I respect your loyalty to McCain, Sarah, but he really is using you. You need to do what you are obligated to do for him, and then run as far away from him as possible. He’s widely despised in the Conservative movement, and you’ll be hurting yourself badly with your support base if you do more than offer your token support or speak on his behalf.”

“McCain is not a commonsense candidate. If you support him your future as a conservative candidate is over.”

“Another day ~ another appeal to our girl from Wasilla: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not follow through with your plan to campaign for John McCain. In the insightful words of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman: “Big mistake. Big. Huge.” To do so will destroy your credibility, have your enemies carping: “I told you so,” and leave your fans devastated.”

That’s just a small sampling of some 2,500 comments, and I have to admit to being surprised by the vehemence and near-unanimity of that sentiment. It makes me think that McCain might eventually have real trouble in the Arizona primary.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; az2010; mccain; mccainantihayworth; mccainantiteaparty; mcstain; onepercenters; palin; palin4mccain; palinselfsabotage; realconservative; rinomccain; senoritasarah; squattersupportsquad; trolls
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1 posted on 01/26/2010 2:17:51 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Blonde moment


2 posted on 01/26/2010 2:19:24 PM PST by Pajama Blogger (Pajama Power)
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To: lmarie373; Abundy; missanne; Victoria Delsoul; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ducdriver; ChrisInAR; ...

3 posted on 01/26/2010 2:19:47 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

Palin has shown she is no more a conservative than McAmnesty.


4 posted on 01/26/2010 2:20:25 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

Heh... they wish. The people posting on Facebook are liberal trolls. This is more of the politics of personal destruction, to create a reality that doesn’t exist.


5 posted on 01/26/2010 2:20:31 PM PST by pray4liberty (Luke 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.)
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To: Pajama Blogger
Blonde moment

At least she wasn't caught hiking in the Appalachians!

/s

6 posted on 01/26/2010 2:20:56 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: Pajama Blogger

my father in law gave me her book to read. I’m giving it back. I don’t care to read it. I hope Jim Demint doesn’t fall on the sword.


7 posted on 01/26/2010 2:21:09 PM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m curious to see how many were trolls posting those comments. Last time I checked, her average post on Facebook receives close to a thousand comments so picking and choosing ten or so negative ones could be easy if that was your agenda.


8 posted on 01/26/2010 2:21:27 PM PST by mnehring
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain picked Palin. Why are some people so surprised that he picked someone that agreed with him on most issues?


9 posted on 01/26/2010 2:24:11 PM PST by ari-freedom (Obamacare: nananana nananana hey hey hey goodbye!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Without McCain....Palin would be UNKNOWN! (And, with Palin, McCain will be ????? - replay Pres election 2008!) I’m not sure she’s running for ANYTHING....so keep your knickers unwound....


10 posted on 01/26/2010 2:24:27 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: rabscuttle385

let’s hear what she has to say. I like a woman that is loyal. My wife is behind me even when I’m a jerk (lets me have it privately. )


11 posted on 01/26/2010 2:25:09 PM PST by calico_thompson
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To: rabscuttle385

That’s a tough one. Personal loyalty vs. personal beliefs. I doubt she made the choice with her future in mind and decided she owed mcCain. FWIW, she’s also backing the wrong horse in the Texas governor race. She’s back perry out of loyalty and friendship but Medina (sp?) is the real conservative and could actually win if Palin endorsed her and increased her name recognition.


12 posted on 01/26/2010 2:26:06 PM PST by MattinNJ (O is going to get his candy ass kicked by a girl. Go Sarah.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m irritated, but willing to forgive.

Especially if McKennedy gets his RINO butt kicked out and he has go and live with his bimbo daughter.


13 posted on 01/26/2010 2:26:17 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: rabscuttle385

Could be Sarah wanted to get in good with the establishment Republicans should she herself choose to run for office later.


14 posted on 01/26/2010 2:26:33 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: mnehring
I’m curious to see how many were trolls posting those comments. Last time I checked, her average post on Facebook receives close to a thousand comments so picking and choosing ten or so negative ones could be easy if that was your agenda.

Do you know any Palin fans who are happy that she's campaigning for McCain, particularly in a primary?

15 posted on 01/26/2010 2:26:49 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: calico_thompson
I like a woman that is loyal.

Pelosi is loyal to BO/BS. Do you like Pelosi?
16 posted on 01/26/2010 2:26:51 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: rabscuttle385
"McCain might eventually have real trouble in the Arizona primary."

Now there's an understatement.

17 posted on 01/26/2010 2:27:31 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Join the TEA Party Rebellion!! May God and TEA save the Republic!!)
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To: mnehring

I dont care about any Facebook postings. If she endorses McCain she is a fake and not to be trusted, even as a dog catcher. I’m tired of conservative posers.


18 posted on 01/26/2010 2:27:31 PM PST by Pajama Blogger (Pajama Power)
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To: MattinNJ
Personal loyalty vs. personal beliefs

No one is considering the possibility of contractual obligations as well?

BTW, Medina is no Conservative, she is an open borders Libertarian at best.

19 posted on 01/26/2010 2:28:44 PM PST by mnehring
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To: pray4liberty
Heh... they wish. The people posting on Facebook are liberal trolls.

You're delusional.

20 posted on 01/26/2010 2:29:39 PM PST by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: Pajama Blogger
If she endorses McCain she is a fake and not to be trusted

How many here did during the last election? If you don't know the reasoning, it is hard to make a judgment. For all we know, there is a contractual obligation.

21 posted on 01/26/2010 2:29:45 PM PST by mnehring
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To: personalaccts
You just might keep the book (preserves good family relations) and read it as well. You'll see a side to Sarah that you'll never, ever see presented in the MSM, FOX or even here on FR.

Sarah's a genuine person, capable of backing up (past) commitments, even though she'd much rather skip them.

Stories like these (quoting anonymous sources on a blog), hardly tell the true story.

Do yourself a favor, spend a few hours and find out what kind of family life Sarah came from, what kind of woman she is today and make up your own mind and don't let others make it up for you as that's very shortsighted.

22 posted on 01/26/2010 2:30:16 PM PST by zerosix (A)
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To: rabscuttle385

This is the best reason for all politicians to keep their endorsements to themselves. We don’t pay any attention to them anyway when we vote.


23 posted on 01/26/2010 2:30:26 PM PST by Hattie
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To: Man50D

Congratulations! That’s worthy of a “most hysterical comment of the month” nomination.

By your “logic” Reagan wasn’t a conservative because he campaigned in 20 states for Ford and chose Bush-41 to be his VP.

- JP


24 posted on 01/26/2010 2:30:30 PM PST by Josh Painter ("We cannot spare this woman. She fights" - David Karki re: Sarah Palin)
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To: rabscuttle385

Last I checked, McCain is the only reason anyone outside of Alaska even knows who Palin is.


25 posted on 01/26/2010 2:30:39 PM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: pray4liberty

“This is more of the politics of personal destruction”

There’s an easy solution for Sarah. Just agree to campaign for Juan, if he gets through to the general. Say he’s a good guy, but that she’ll let the voters of AZ decide.

Easy button. I hope she pushes it. Otherwise her conservative bona fides will take a shot.


26 posted on 01/26/2010 2:30:50 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: mnehring
For all we know, there is a contractual obligation.

Then she is choosing party over principle if that is true.
27 posted on 01/26/2010 2:31:04 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

I still say 400 people lined up at McCains office in Phoenix, waiting for their $50.00 an hour lettuce picking jobs would make national headlines.


28 posted on 01/26/2010 2:31:25 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Man50D; fieldmarshaldj
Palin has shown she is no more a conservative than McAmnesty.

It's kinda like those who voted for Sarah only had their own John F. Kerry moment, so ro speak: "I voted for McCain but I didn't."

29 posted on 01/26/2010 2:31:42 PM PST by ChrisInAR (You gotta let it out, Captain!)
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To: Wee-Weed Up

“Last I checked, McCain is the only reason anyone outside of Alaska even knows who Palin is.”

Right. But Palin needs to decide who she is NOW.


30 posted on 01/26/2010 2:31:46 PM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: rabscuttle385
The people complaining about this were never supporters of Sarah to begin with.

We all knew this was coming, and yes even I was initially upset and posted a vanity about it. But at the same time, I also realized that in no way should it be held against her, unless of course she starts stumping for McCain cronies such as Crist.

In this particular case, Sarah's endorsement carries no more weight than a Bush endorsement of McCain. I trust that the people of AZ will make the right decision, Sarah will learn that the Tea Party movement is about getting rid of statist incumbents from BOTH parties, not just the Dems, and she'll be a stronger person/candidate because of it.

Besides, we all know that Sarah is a woman of her word. If she said she was going to endorse and campaign for McCain, then she's going to do it. She's not going to fret over what other people say or think, and that's what wins me over with her.

Dems just issued a memo detailing how to split the GOP, and FReepers are sadly falling for it.

31 posted on 01/26/2010 2:32:17 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Pajama Blogger
If she endorses McCain she is a fake and not to be trusted

So I guess when McCain chose her as VP, you said "Wow, McCain is the ultimate conservative, I looooooove him!"

Get a grip.

32 posted on 01/26/2010 2:32:51 PM PST by workerbee (Yes, I hate Obama because of his color: RED!)
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To: mnehring

“For all we know, there is a contractual obligation.”

I too have a contractual obligation. To the Constitution of the United States of America. And my contract says I wont vote for a fake conservative for any reason.


33 posted on 01/26/2010 2:32:58 PM PST by Pajama Blogger (Pajama Power)
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To: personalaccts

Too bad, you’ll miss out on a wonderful book.


34 posted on 01/26/2010 2:33:11 PM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: Pajama Blogger
If she endorses McCain she is a fake and not to be trusted

Did you criticize her when she was actually his running mate?
Ooooh, that's far more scarier than an endorsement.

35 posted on 01/26/2010 2:33:38 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: goodnesswins
Without McCain....Palin would be UNKNOWN!

Palin is the only thing that brought life to McCain's sinking campaign. She energized the base and took a relentless shellacking in the media.

She did her part and owes McCain nothing at all. Her endorsement has no upside for her; it was a stupid move.

36 posted on 01/26/2010 2:34:31 PM PST by kevao
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To: Man50D
Pelosi is loyal to herself. O is subservient to her . I do not like pelsoi . I have to laugh , some folks are getting their knickers in a twit because palin is helping out the man who gave her her biggest opportunity and a national voice that made her wealthy and influential .
37 posted on 01/26/2010 2:34:40 PM PST by fantom (,)
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To: A CA Guy
You'd find an awful lot of regular Republicans take exception to the idea that Sarah should just openly dump on McCain.

We had that happen with the Rockefeller Wing when Barry Goldwater was nominated. They walked away. We don't even have any Republicans like them anymore ~ sure, some RINOs, but not the Rockefeller type. People remembered and made sure to cut them deep if they tried surfacing. That helped get us Ronald Reagan.

Walking away is a kiss of death ~ to be avoided if possible.

What we need is for McCain to STEP ASIDE NOW to give someone other than JD a shot.

38 posted on 01/26/2010 2:35:31 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Pajama Blogger
That is your vote, completely different than possible obligations for use of images or to attend a specific number of media events.

Right now, we don't know her reasons, and although some have started talking, who as actually filed paperwork to run against McCain that she had an alternative choice in supporting? Right now, the two other Conservative options, Hayworth and Shaddig have not officially even filed.

39 posted on 01/26/2010 2:35:57 PM PST by mnehring
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To: kevao

Agree. I only contributed after she was picked. He being older, the odds were he wouldn’t do full term.

I know thats bad, but...

I’m only donating to the candidate and not the party.


40 posted on 01/26/2010 2:36:23 PM PST by VicVega (who dat-brett favre blew dat. GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: rabscuttle385

The endorsement of the over-the-hill Rino is the biggest reason for doubt about her political savvy I’ve had so far.


41 posted on 01/26/2010 2:36:53 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (ND LE)
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To: pray4liberty

Uh, no they are not. I’m one of them and I’m pretty conservative.


42 posted on 01/26/2010 2:37:11 PM PST by fabjr60 ("I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! My life is my own.")
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To: rabscuttle385
“Big mistake. Big. Huge.”

I concur. I don't give a chit if she did promise.

McQueeg is a PROGRESSIVE!

43 posted on 01/26/2010 2:37:48 PM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“Did you criticize her when she was actually his running mate?
Ooooh, that’s far more scarier than an endorsement.”

I never supported Palin, I never trusted her to hold such a high office, just my gut feeling.


44 posted on 01/26/2010 2:37:57 PM PST by Pajama Blogger (Pajama Power)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

Especially when there is a far better candidate seeking the nomination in the primary.


45 posted on 01/26/2010 2:38:36 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (ND LE)
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To: fantom
I have to laugh , some folks are getting their knickers in a twit because palin is helping out the man who gave her her biggest opportunity and a national voice that made her wealthy and influential .

Oh I see. Palin's motivation for McAmnesty is the wealth and fame he brought her. That isn't exactly an endorsement for Palin's principles. Palin wasn't McAmnesty's first choice. LIEberman was his first choice. She owes him nothing.
46 posted on 01/26/2010 2:39:05 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Wee-Weed Up
Last I checked, McCain is the only reason anyone outside of Alaska even knows who Palin is.

OK, but that's history.

A lot has happened since then, including the conspicuously disgraceful manner in which Mr. McCain left Sarah to the media wolves as they circled and attacked.

Yes, he brought her to the national spotlight, but that certainly wasn't done as any sort of favor to her. Everything... EVERYTHING John McCain does is done for the sole purpose of benefitting John McCain.

Sarah owes the man precisely NOTHING.

47 posted on 01/26/2010 2:39:20 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
But right now the good people of AZ have to choose between Keating 5 and Jack Abramoff. One corruptocrat for another. Hell of a choice.
48 posted on 01/26/2010 2:39:28 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: rabscuttle385

Palin made it rather clear she wasn’t interested in a third party. If she plans on a POTUS run, she will have to kiss the ring of the RNC; but I believe she will remain true to her convictions. Just because you sleep in a barn don’t make you a cow.


49 posted on 01/26/2010 2:39:54 PM PST by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: rabscuttle385; Bob J
She's not stupid enough to campaign for McCain...anyone who things she would do such a thing should put on a flame-retardant suit! I mean, look at what happened when Bob J suggested such a ridiculous thing!

Question for Palinistas. What will you say when... ...Palin endorses John McCain?

</sarc>

50 posted on 01/26/2010 2:40:18 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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