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Hmmm: Palin sends out fundraising letter for the RNC
Hot Air ^ | 8/6/10 | allahpundit

Posted on 08/08/2010 3:20:11 PM PDT by pissant

Remember four months ago when she was demanding that they remove her name from an RNC fundraising invitation to donors? Some pol-watchers at the time took that as a sign that she was trying to distance herself from the Republican brand. (“Who wouldn’t want to be sort of seen as more of an outsider and that’s how she’s positioned herself.”) Fast-forward to today and suddenly she’s signing letters on their behalf. What gives? Two theories. One: She’s turned out to be such a good soldier and is so favorably disposed to Michael Steele that she’s willing to do a fundraising favor for an organization that desperately needs one right now to prepare for the midterms. Two: She really is eyeing a presidential run and wants to build a line of political credit with establishment types who aren’t big fans of hers at the moment.

The two aren’t mutually exclusive, of course.

In a surprising move given her reputation as a political outsider, Sarah Palin is helping the Republican National Committee raise money ahead of November’s elections…

“Millions of Americans are expressing their frustration with the state of our government. I join them and seek to return our country to greatness,” reads the letter, obtained by CNN Friday.

“To accomplish this, working within our two party system, I join the RNC – the political home for “Commonsense Conservatives” who want to re-take governance – and I ask you to join me,” the former Republican vice presidential nominee’s letter continues. “Let’s bring our new brand of Reagan conservatism to our party and the country!”

Translation: I know tea partiers and grassroots conservatives aren’t thrilled with Beltway Republicans, but it’s time to be smart and dig deep. How deep? Dude:

The Republican National Committee is entering the fall election season with dire financial problems and, to an unprecedented degree, will be forced to rely upon outside groups to fund activities traditionally paid for by the national party…

With $11 million on hand as of the end of June—and about $2 million in reported debt—the RNC’s paid get-out-the-vote (GOTV) effort will be limited to just targeted House races, POLITICO has learned.

And the committee is only going to be able to spend money on those relatively inexpensive House races thanks to a $10 million line of credit that was approved at the meeting here. Until then, said one incredulous Republican, there was no money available for paid GOTV activities like mailers and automated phone calls.

How bad is it? According to Politico, the RNC’s given $4 million to the NRSC and NRCC thus far, which is as much as it can spare. In 2006, it gave … $57 million. They’re so busted financially that they’re forced to crawl to Palin, the scourge of the “establishment,” and ask her to do what she can to help get the tap turned back on. Given how deeply the disgust runs among grassroots conservatives for Steele’s antics and RNC embarrassments, I’m skeptical that even she can make a dent.

On the other hand, you don’t need much dough if your message is irresistible. “Fire Pelosi!” works for me.


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1 posted on 08/08/2010 3:20:13 PM PDT by pissant
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To: All; pissant
Thoroughly discussed two days ago:

Palin helping RNC raise money
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2566038/posts

2 posted on 08/08/2010 3:26:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: pissant

The Republican Party is, at the moment, the only vehicle by which to regain control in Washington.

Fueling that vehicle helps the many good conservative candidates who are running under the GOP banner.

It’s our only hope for November.


3 posted on 08/08/2010 3:27:23 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: pissant

Is this the 10th time you posted this?


4 posted on 08/08/2010 3:27:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis ('Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God' - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pissant

Days late. Multiple posts on FR. Kindly ask a mod to remove your post before you get smacked.


5 posted on 08/08/2010 3:27:31 PM PDT by aphid (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What WASN’T discussed was the sorry shape the RNC is in. Did you read this? Why does Michael Steele have a job?


6 posted on 08/08/2010 3:28:15 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Diogenesis

1st. No one else posted it either, according to the search function.


7 posted on 08/08/2010 3:29:26 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

I echoed your support of Duncan Hunter in 2008. I wish he had been the nominee — he’d be a great president. But your personal war against Sarah Palin is a little irksome.


8 posted on 08/08/2010 3:30:21 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: pissant

Yeah, because I appointed Mr. Steele. IIRC, he’s doing fairly well in the fundraising dept. it’s the hookers and strippers that I have a problem with. Why do you care, you’re an official of the “Falcon Party” aren’t you?


9 posted on 08/08/2010 3:30:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: pissant

10 posted on 08/08/2010 3:30:30 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

War? It’s a good thing she’s helping Steele, isn’t it?


11 posted on 08/08/2010 3:31:50 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

DOn’t use IIRC. Read the piece. It’s sad.


12 posted on 08/08/2010 3:32:45 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

You aren’t allowed to post the same article over and over unless it is pro Palin.

Got it?


13 posted on 08/08/2010 3:34:33 PM PDT by dforest
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To: pissant
Good for her, better than sending one for the DNC (Or Green Party, or Constitution Party, or Libertarian Party, or Bull Moose Party, or Falcon Blog)
14 posted on 08/08/2010 3:35:27 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: pissant
I like it when people post articles saying what and who they support.

Endlessly bashing Palin or Steele does not serve our cause as much as you seem to think.

15 posted on 08/08/2010 3:36:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: indylindy

You mean same “subject”. IT’s a separate story which hasn’t been posted. But by golly, if she tweets about Rahm using the “R-word”, expect 47 palin blog pimps to cover it with a new and invigorating angle, all posted here.


16 posted on 08/08/2010 3:37:02 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

I would give HER money, or Jim DeMint as I already have. But I will NOT give any money to the RNC. They are still getting my money ... but not VIA THE RNC. ONLY THE CONSERVATIVE candidates within the RNC get it. If I give Palin 5 bucks for the RNC, how do I know they won’t give Lindsey 2 bucks ... not going to take the chance. I WILL DIRECTLY where my funds go.


17 posted on 08/08/2010 3:37:18 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: pissant

>>Why does Michael Steele have a job?

Good question.


18 posted on 08/08/2010 3:38:06 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Supporting Steele DIS-serves our cause.


19 posted on 08/08/2010 3:38:24 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Okay, I did read it, and you ain’t gonna like what I got from it: This means she’s the putative presidential nominee in 2012. Think about it ... if they thought they could’ve raised millions using Governors Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty or even Mike Huckabee, don’t you think they would’ve rather gone to them than owe Governor Palin? I seem to remember a situation like this in 1964 and again in 1976. Remind me what that “know-nothing, ignorant” celebrity’s name was again? Oh, yeah, RONALD REAGAN...


20 posted on 08/08/2010 3:40:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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