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In endorsement battle, score one for DeMint over Palin
CNN ^ | 8/4/10 | Staff

Posted on 08/04/2010 1:02:41 PM PDT by pissant

This time a Sarah Palin endorsement wasn't enough for victory. But score another win for Sen. Jim DeMint.

Rep. Todd Tiahrt was edged out by Rep. Jerry Moran in a battle between two conservative congressmen for the Republican Senate nomination in Kansas. Moran is now considered the overwhelming favorite in November's general election to succeed GOP Sen. Sam Brownback, who is running for Kansas governor rather than for re-election to Congress.

Tiahrt was endorsed by the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee in June. In a Facebook post, Palin said Tiahrt was "a protector of our Constitution, a pro-family, pro-Second Amendment commonsense conservative who has never voted for a tax increase."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: demint; demintendorsedromney; demitt4rinorossi; demitt4romney; demittshills4romney; jerrymoran; jimdemitt; jimdemittromney; ks2010; palin; pissacid; pissant; pissant4obama; pissant4rinos; pissantlovesmitt; tiahrt
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1 posted on 08/04/2010 1:02:44 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

F... the media. I like both DeMint and Palin. Palin’s record on these endorsements dwarf Jim’s so far, but they’ll take the opportunity to bash Palin when her record on these is significant. It also doesn’t take into account the ground her candidate gained since the endorsement.


2 posted on 08/04/2010 1:06:48 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: pissant

O BOY IT’S THE MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY PISSANT PALIN BASH THREADS!


3 posted on 08/04/2010 1:08:19 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: ilgipper

Friggin press trying to make something out of nothing.


4 posted on 08/04/2010 1:08:24 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: pissant

Pissant...with is continually Palin bashing....please!

It’s up to Tiahrt to run a good campaign not up to Sarah to run it for him....btw Moran was endorsed by McCain....


5 posted on 08/04/2010 1:09:00 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: pissant

Who is the real conservative between these two?

I know they are trying to put in as many RINOS as they can.


6 posted on 08/04/2010 1:09:49 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pissant
Jim DeMint is a very good man! But it`s important to remember that CNN celebrates anything that they can suggest is a loss for Sarah.

Their(CNN) hate for Sarah is so strong. Can you say propaganda

7 posted on 08/04/2010 1:11:04 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN / LOU HOLTZ 2012 DREAM TICKET)
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To: pissant

Tell us Mr PISSANT exactally WHAT did Sarah EVER do to YOU to merit all of the “attention” from You?


8 posted on 08/04/2010 1:12:21 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: ilgipper

If the Republican nomination battle narrows down to DeMint and Palin, I could enthusiastically support either. And the enemedia would have a royal hissy fit!


9 posted on 08/04/2010 1:13:48 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: pissant

Both are very conservative. Anyone who says otherwise is just an idiot.


10 posted on 08/04/2010 1:15:20 PM PDT by Force of Truth (Yes political conservatives are libertarians. They want to have their rights and eat them too.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Tell us Mr PISSANT exactally WHAT did Sarah EVER do to YOU to merit all of the “attention” from You?

Sarah and Nikki Haley wouldn't commit their lives to him, He is obsessively crazy about both of them...sad that a man who couldn't have them so turns against them and throws away even his conservatism ( accepting MSM hit pieces) just to bash them
11 posted on 08/04/2010 1:17:07 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: US Navy Vet

For all her good qualities, Sarah is trying to cram McCain back down our throats here in AZ. Why she would promote this RINO is frankly beyond reason. So, I am hoping that she is wrong at least one more time.

Go JD...


12 posted on 08/04/2010 1:18:24 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: US Navy Vet

“...WHAT did Sarah EVER do to YOU to merit all of the “attention” from You?”

I wonder the same thing. Heck, two years ago I gave money to Hunter but gee this time I would run across the street to be on a dif side from the ant.


13 posted on 08/04/2010 1:19:43 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Dutchboy88

Has Sarah done ANYTHING for McPain since early in the campaign? Have any of you AZ Freeps heard anything from her lately?


14 posted on 08/04/2010 1:20:05 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: pissant
Freeper pissant cheers the success of McCain-endorsed RINO candidate Moran.

pissant elated that conservative lost.

Film at 11.

15 posted on 08/04/2010 1:21:25 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Dutchboy88

Palin has NOT appeared with McCain since early spring. She has been back to AZ a couple of times and appeared with Gov. Brewer, but not McCain.


16 posted on 08/04/2010 1:24:07 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Vigilanteman

I agree with you.

You wanna know what these spotlight endorsements are really about?? They do serve a purpose, you know. In every case it is about the endorser! These pols are building a base by chit trading for a future campaign run, for one position or another, to enlarge their profile, and for influence with perceived constituencies that will enhance the nether regions of the endorsers. These obsessions of one-upmanship on endorsement victories is synonomous with 4th grade class politics and beneath the dignity of serious grassrooters.


17 posted on 08/04/2010 1:27:36 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: freekitty

Tiahrt is the more conservative, but Moran is not a RINO by any means.


18 posted on 08/04/2010 1:27:45 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Force of Truth

Thats the truth. Both are very conservative.


19 posted on 08/04/2010 1:29:25 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: ilgipper

Jim Demint 2012. He’ll be the next Republican leader in the Senate.


20 posted on 08/04/2010 1:35:46 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: US Navy Vet; pissant

I can tell you what she did to all of us:

“I support his [McCain] position on immigration.”
- Sarah Palin, Mar. 27, 2010


21 posted on 08/04/2010 1:35:46 PM PDT by donna (Democracy is not enough. If the culture dies, the country dies. - Pat Buchanan)
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To: pissant
Most state polls of Kansas Republicans conducted this summer indicated Moran had a double digit lead over Tiahrt, but according to unofficial primary election results compiled by the Associated Press, Moran defeated Tiahrt by 4.9 percentage points.

Looks like Tiahrt went from trailing by double digits to losing by only 4.9%, so I guess Sarah still gave him a big boost.

But what I don't like about this and other similar stories about these endorsements is that they don't tell us if there were any significant policy differences between the candidates. Were these two about the same on major issues? Amnesty, cap and trade, energy policy, and other issues. They don't tell us, and that would be worth knowing for those of us several states away from some of these contests.

22 posted on 08/04/2010 1:39:44 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Dutchboy88

Moran was endorsed by McCain and other establishment types....get it?

BTW Sarah hasn’t been down there with McCain since early spring even when she was in AZ....She hasn’t said anything about him since then but you people keep fibbing as thought Sarah is strategizing with McCain and is doing rallies for him or some....SHEESH!!

J.D. should be winning but he messed up at key points early on...it’s not Sarah fault


23 posted on 08/04/2010 1:40:01 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: RitaOK
Correct. In an ideal world, general elections would be like Republican primaries in conservative states like Kansas-- a spirited contest to see who had the best ideas and plans for moving the country forward and promoting the general welfare of our people rather than the specific welfare of the ruling class and their dependent class enablers.
24 posted on 08/04/2010 1:44:17 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Friendofgeorge

pissant, the anti Haley/Palin poster, has an agenda and spreads propanda like nobody else.


25 posted on 08/04/2010 1:45:28 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
*propaganda
26 posted on 08/04/2010 1:46:04 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: donna

And since you voted for him in 2008, you did this to us too. And if you didn’t vote for him in 2008, you gave us Øbama.


27 posted on 08/04/2010 1:47:48 PM PDT by curth (SarahPac: Over 2 million members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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To: curth

Palin didn’t pull her weight in 2008. Sarah gave us Obama.


28 posted on 08/04/2010 1:52:56 PM PDT by donna (Democracy is not enough. If the culture dies, the country dies. - Pat Buchanan)
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To: US Navy Vet

Her silence is deafening. She should have backed the conservative, but AFTER he announced she stood up for McLame. If she changed horses, she should say so.

Sorry, but Sarah lost a couple clicks on my meter for that sell-out to the RINO world. With her running start, McCain is going to win the primary and you all will have to live with our McLettuce man.


29 posted on 08/04/2010 1:53:57 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: pissant
Rep. Todd Tiahrt was edged out by Rep. Jerry Moran in a battle between two conservative congressmen for the Republican Senate nomination in Kansas.

EDGED out, huh? Sounds like BOTH endorsements worked, it's just that the man DeMint endorsed happened to get a few more votes. Either way, sounds like Kansas won, if both men are conservatives.

30 posted on 08/04/2010 1:54:09 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Bigtigermike

Ping to #29


31 posted on 08/04/2010 1:55:04 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: pissant
"His conservative bona fifes are useful in fundraising."

LOL! Is that anything like his BARNEY Fifes? Who is editing those CNN stories?

32 posted on 08/04/2010 1:56:30 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Both are.


33 posted on 08/04/2010 1:57:53 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Bigtigermike
"J.D. should be winning but he messed up at key points early on...it’s not Sarah fault"

Care to elaborate on his errors? It is hard to overcome a $ 116K per day campaign budget (announced today on talk radio) of McCain AND the unretracted endoresment of Palin. She is paying him back or some such ridiculous thing. Whatever, many of us here in AZ think she was one of the deciding factors.

34 posted on 08/04/2010 1:58:24 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: Will88
Looks like Tiahrt went from trailing by double digits to losing by only 4.9%, so I guess Sarah still gave him a big boost.

SurveyUSA was polling the race the day Sarah announced her endorsement June 24. That poll was 53-33 Moran.

35 posted on 08/04/2010 1:58:34 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: donna
Palin didn’t pull her weight in 2008. Sarah gave us Obama.

ROTFL! Are you serious? If FR was any indication, McCain would have gone down in FLAMES, if not for the folks who held their noses and voted for him, simply because Sarah Palin was on the ticket.

36 posted on 08/04/2010 1:58:50 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: donna

I think you need to do some research. She nearly dragged the old bastard across the line all by herself. He lost it. She didn’t.


37 posted on 08/04/2010 1:59:11 PM PDT by curth (SarahPac: Over 2 million members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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To: meadsjn

McCain does not even come to AZ but just every so often. Long enough to hob nob with the wealthy of Sedona & Scottsdale, tell us we need lettuce pickers, and run back to Wash. to vote for illegals getting citizenship. She ought to pick her friends better.


38 posted on 08/04/2010 2:00:56 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: pissant
FWIW

That's the problem. It's not worth anything. Leftist media trying to pit Republicans against Republicans. Yeah, that has a lot of credibility.

I think if a dog pooped in the street in the shape of the letter 'P', you'd claim it represents the Palin vote. Are you lonely?

This is not news. It's not even good commentary. It's the kind of stuff liberals drool over. Why did you post it here?

39 posted on 08/04/2010 2:05:53 PM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: Do Be

Because the cultists here insist Palin is not only a demi-goddess, but she’s the new GOP kingmaker too.


40 posted on 08/04/2010 2:10:16 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: donna
“I support his [McCain] position on immigration.”
- Sarah Palin, Mar. 27, 2010


In her defense, McCain's 2010 immigration position is an improvement over his 2007 position. :) Now if I just believed him....
41 posted on 08/04/2010 2:11:33 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: donna

To: ansel12

Not a conservative position, not a Christian position:

..Ours is an age of gender confusion, encouraged by social engineers, feminists and various types of pansexuals. We are taught that gender roles are interchangeable, that they are neither biologically nor psychologically fixed, and that such roles are not terribly important in human relationships anyway. The Palins have clearly bought into this concept of “gender bending” and are now modeling it for our nation and the world.

Sarah and Todd Palin do not embrace pro-family values in regard to time-honored gender roles within the family structure. In essence, as much as Sarah desires that people see her as a woman who can do it all, along with a hunkish “dude” at her side, she and her husband have switched places. Todd has taken on the feminine role, while his wife has taken on the masculine

(snip)

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=75519

80 posted on Friday, December 19, 2008 7:16:24 PM by donna (Sarah Palin: A Feminist, not a Conservative.)
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42 posted on 08/04/2010 2:19:06 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012? You Betcha!)
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To: pissant
Because the cultists here insist Palin is not only a demi-goddess

Well, she sorta looks like a demi-goddess. Picture yourself at last call with one too many beers in your system and you look up and there, within smelling distance of your booze breath, stands Sarah Palin. Her hair down, her sassy little smile on her face, her moose gun over her shoulder . . . sorry dude, she is a demi-goddess.

43 posted on 08/04/2010 2:33:42 PM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: goldfinch

McCain just reworded his amnesty plan, there is no change.


44 posted on 08/04/2010 2:45:27 PM PDT by donna (Democracy is not enough. If the culture dies, the country dies. - Pat Buchanan)
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To: SuziQ; pissant; napscoordinator
EDGED out, huh? Sounds like BOTH endorsements worked, it's just that the man DeMint endorsed happened to get a few more votes.
Yep, edged out by a few votes and the winner spent twice as much to do it. But the anti-Palin numbskulls won't mention any of that for some reason.
45 posted on 08/04/2010 2:55:44 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: curth; SuziQ

2008 election, Sarah let Republicans down:

“...women strongly supported Senator Obama over Senator McCain (56 percent for Obama, 43 percent for McCain).”


46 posted on 08/04/2010 2:57:11 PM PDT by donna (Democracy is not enough. If the culture dies, the country dies. - Pat Buchanan)
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To: donna

Just cause some women are STOOPID, and voted for Obama, doesn’t mean that Sarah let us down. I didn’t vote for Sarah because she was a women. I voted for her because she was conservative, and I hoped that, if McCain won, her ideas might mitigate some of his own RINO notions.


47 posted on 08/04/2010 3:18:53 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: donna

Bull dookey.


48 posted on 08/04/2010 3:20:16 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

What do you mean?


49 posted on 08/04/2010 3:28:16 PM PDT by donna (Why did John McCain let it get so bad?)
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To: donna

They fell for the hate and lies of what we now know as Journalist. Apparently you have too.


50 posted on 08/04/2010 3:28:24 PM PDT by curth (SarahPac: Over 2 million members! Are you in for $20.12?)
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