Skip to comments.In endorsement battle, score one for DeMint over Palin
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."
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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.
O BOY IT’S THE MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY PISSANT PALIN BASH THREADS!
Friggin press trying to make something out of nothing.
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....
Who is the real conservative between these two?
I know they are trying to put in as many RINOS as they can.
Their(CNN) hate for Sarah is so strong. Can you say propaganda
Tell us Mr PISSANT exactally WHAT did Sarah EVER do to YOU to merit all of the “attention” from You?
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!
Both are very conservative. Anyone who says otherwise is just an idiot.
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.
“...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.
Has Sarah done ANYTHING for McPain since early in the campaign? Have any of you AZ Freeps heard anything from her lately?
pissant elated that conservative lost.
Film at 11.
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.
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.
Tiahrt is the more conservative, but Moran is not a RINO by any means.
Thats the truth. Both are very conservative.
Jim Demint 2012. He’ll be the next Republican leader in the Senate.
I can tell you what she did to all of us:
I support his [McCain] position on immigration.
- Sarah Palin, Mar. 27, 2010
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.
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
pissant, the anti Haley/Palin poster, has an agenda and spreads propanda like nobody else.
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.
Palin didn’t pull her weight in 2008. Sarah gave us Obama.
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.
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.
Ping to #29
LOL! Is that anything like his BARNEY Fifes? Who is editing those CNN stories?
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.
SurveyUSA was polling the race the day Sarah announced her endorsement June 24. That poll was 53-33 Moran.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Because the cultists here insist Palin is not only a demi-goddess, but she’s the new GOP kingmaker too.
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
80 posted on Friday, December 19, 2008 7:16:24 PM by donna (Sarah Palin: A Feminist, not a Conservative.)
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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.
McCain just reworded his amnesty plan, there is no change.
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.
2008 election, Sarah let Republicans down:
“...women strongly supported Senator Obama over Senator McCain (56 percent for Obama, 43 percent for McCain).”
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.
What do you mean?
They fell for the hate and lies of what we now know as Journalist. Apparently you have too.