Skip to comments.Hmmm: Palin sends out fundraising letter … for the RNC
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 wouldnt want to be sort of seen as more of an outsider and thats how shes positioned herself.) Fast-forward to today and suddenly shes signing letters on their behalf. What gives? Two theories. One: Shes turned out to be such a good soldier and is so favorably disposed to Michael Steele that shes 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 arent big fans of hers at the moment.
The two arent 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 Novembers 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 nominees letter continues. Lets bring our new brand of Reagan conservatism to our party and the country!
Translation: I know tea partiers and grassroots conservatives arent thrilled with Beltway Republicans, but its 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 Juneand about $2 million in reported debtthe RNCs 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 RNCs given $4 million to the NRSC and NRCC thus far, which is as much as it can spare. In 2006, it gave $57 million. Theyre so busted financially that theyre 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 Steeles antics and RNC embarrassments, Im skeptical that even she can make a dent.
On the other hand, you dont need much dough if your message is irresistible. Fire Pelosi! works for me.
Palin helping RNC raise money
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.
Is this the 10th time you posted this?
Days late. Multiple posts on FR. Kindly ask a mod to remove your post before you get smacked.
What WASN’T discussed was the sorry shape the RNC is in. Did you read this? Why does Michael Steele have a job?
1st. No one else posted it either, according to the search function.
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.
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?
War? It’s a good thing she’s helping Steele, isn’t it?
DOn’t use IIRC. Read the piece. It’s sad.
You aren’t allowed to post the same article over and over unless it is pro Palin.
Endlessly bashing Palin or Steele does not serve our cause as much as you seem to think.
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.
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.
>>Why does Michael Steele have a job?
Supporting Steele DIS-serves our cause.
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...
You and those like you that Bash the Republicans are just helping the liberal media. The liberal media wants us to think the Republicans are no good or no better than the democrats so that we start a 2nd conservative party. A 2nd conservative party will split the conservative vote ensuring an even bigger democrat/Maxist majority in Congress.
You all must like the starvation, 4th world living standards, oppression,darkness, and evil of socialism.
Is Mr. Steele chairman of the Falcon Party, too? Wow! No wonder he needs to unwind and go watch a stripper now and again!!
Preach it, Brother!
I agree with you that the RNC stinks and Palin should have no part of it. But have some decency.
Is this a conservative site, or a GOP cheerleading squad?
Probably (from her perspective) that she can't run as a pure outsider. If she wants to be POTUS she's going to need some beltway boys.
Is this a conservative site, or a GOP cheerleader tryout?
This is a two party country, and has been since the Federalists squared off against the Democratic-Republicans after President Washington left office. We either take back and take control of the Republican Party and make it conservative again, or we can sit, gnashing our teeth and crying in the wilderness while Mr. Obama completely transforms this nation into the Soviet Union. Which do you desire?
Straw man. A HUGE swath of tea partiers are independents. Go ahead, keep insulting their intelligence.
“Lets bring our new brand of Reagan conservatism to our party and the country!”
What was wrong with the old ‘brand’??
Speaking of the RNC...I was just doing some reading on the private prison systems and immigrant detention centers around the country. They are BIG contributors to the RNC and John McCain. Big $$$ in illegal aliens and crime!!!!
They sure pick the right candidates to keep them in business!
GEOs PAC gave only $5,000 each to the campaigns of Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee.
The PAC for Tennessee-based Corrections Corporation of America which runs the New Mexico Womens Correctional Facility in Grants as well as county jails in Cibola and Torrance counties gave $5,000 to Richardsons presidential campaign last September. He was the only Democrat to get money from the CCA, which also gave $5,000 each to Republicans McCain and Fred Thompson.
$500 to McCain several times John Hurley, ceo GEO
contributes BIG to RNC and Charlie Christ
“You arent allowed to post the same article over and over unless it is pro Palin.
Ankle biting? Someone posts a factual article and the cultists all leave their Palin shrines and show up like buzzards on a sh*twagon
Please name a third party, since 1860, that has won a presidential contest. I’ll wait...
Well, by and large most Republicans are conservative. And we do want conservatives to win office, right?
How else are they going to do it if they're not Republican?
“Is this a conservative site, or a GOP cheerleading squad?”
12 years of observation........the latter, at least during & before EVERY primary (this time it started the day after the last freakin’ election!!) Same thing....they pick the biggest rinos they can find and if you dare question them...well, you’re just a dunce.
I support all conservatives.
Mediaite ain’t exactly the Wall Street Journal. If Soros’ Media Matters for America posts something juicy about Governor Palin, will you post a thread here?
This is Hotair.
“This is a two party country, and has been ......blah, blah....”
Give us a BREAK. It is NOT! The founders warned YOU about parties...they’d have done away with them all. There have been more than 2 viable parties several times, until the R’s and D’s put a stop to it because they’re both as corrupt as can be when it comes to ‘representation’. Having 2 parties is like having only 2 branches of the government. And because of your precious ‘2 party system’ they’ve just about destroyed that too!
I’m happy you feel ‘represented’...MOST of us do not!
Of course, by your definition, President Reagan (signed amnesty and abortion bills) would not qualify, right? And a lot of you are not too hip on the ladies puttin’ on shoes, leavin’ the kitchen and running for office, as I recall.
LOL....... If they change that rule it sure will put a lot of blogs off limits wouldn't it.
FR is an interesting place and has always had its cliques which support different candidates. Each group will post articles about the same topic from as many sources as they can find. It's called politicking or supporting your candidate. In the end the GOP will finalize on a candidate and then it will become the GOP versus the 3rd party wannabees....
You posted this anyway knowing that Hell would break loose. LOL. You know we Palin cultists received our marching orders from the Anchorage Command Center whenever someone tries to insult our Momma Grizzly.
If you actually knew anything about Reagan, you wouldn’t ask such a dumb question.
Got that out of your system? I was born when Ike was president, so I didn’t create the situation we’re in. Just giving you a small dose of reality, but feel free to spit it out if it disagrees with you...
LOL. Glad some of you guys at least have a good sense of humor.
“Your constant ankle biting isn’t winning you any friends. “
That’s what it’s all about now, isn’t it??? A damn popularity contest instead of stopping the death of this nation???
Maybe some people care more about saving it from the same old crop of politicians recycled every election than ‘winning friends’.
“Please name a third party, since 1860, that has won a presidential contest. Ill wait...”
That doesn’t make it right, does it? And THAT is the proof of the stranglehold over freedom these two parties have.
I, unlike all you GOP haters am not a puppet of the liberal media. As their puppets you buy all their lies that demonize Republicans like Bush, Reagan,Palin and all Republicans. The liberal media even had the audacity to lie and say that Reagan "increased government spending greatly" .
Guess you believe the other media lies like global warming of that this BP "oil spill" was really a disaster.
Since you didn't address any of my points in my post, I'll re-post it.
You and those like you that Bash the Republicans are just helping the liberal media. The liberal media wants us to think the Republicans are no good or no better than the democrats so that we start a 2nd conservative party. A 2nd conservative party will split the conservative vote ensuring an even bigger democrat/Marxist majority in Congress. You all must like the starvation, 4th world living standards, oppression,darkness, and evil of socialism.