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Sarah Palin: Primaries are over, GOP must unite (There will be unity when RINOs conform or quit)
MSNBC ^ | 9/18/2010 | MIKE GLOVER/AP

Posted on 09/18/2010 6:30:21 AM PDT by tobyhill

After helping propel several upstart Republican contenders to recent primary victories, Sarah Palin said Friday that it's time for Republicans to unite now that primary season is over.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee delivered a fiery speech to about 1,400 people at the Iowa Republican Party's Reagan dinner, the party's largest annual fundraiser. She noted that the general elections are less than two months away and stressed that Nov. 2 should be the focus of all Republicans.

"This is our movement, this is our moment," she said. "The time for unity is near. It is time to unite and make government work."

Her appearance in the state where precinct caucuses traditionally launch the presidential nominating season drew intense attention, but she found time to joke about it. If she laced up her running shoes, she said, the headlines would read: "Palin in Iowa, decides to run."

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1 posted on 09/18/2010 6:30:25 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

The only one who worries me, especially if the Republicans achieve majority status in the senate, Is the “Maverick”
reaching across the isle.


2 posted on 09/18/2010 6:33:42 AM PDT by usual suspect
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To: tobyhill
Gov. Palin --as always-- is spot on.

The problem is the backstabbing wing of the GOP
which has already attacked for the DNC and Obama.


“Rove is pushing Romney so aggressively some folks are beginning to wonder what's going on,” grumbled one veteran Republican strategist.”


“Rove has made no secret of his support for Romney as McCain’s VP. ”

3 posted on 09/18/2010 6:36:44 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: usual suspect

“The Maverick” will be so marginalized when he’s surrounded by the real Conservatives.


4 posted on 09/18/2010 6:37:10 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: usual suspect
The only way to stop all these rino’s from playing King is to have enough on our side that their vote won't matter, or just under the majority would work too.

It's the 51-52 majority that give all the power to the rino’s.

5 posted on 09/18/2010 6:39:15 AM PDT by kara37
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To: Diogenesis
I saw where the loser in Alaska, Murcryski, wants to be a write-in Candidate but all she's doing is trying to split the GOP so a Rat can win. It won't work.
6 posted on 09/18/2010 6:39:44 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

No one gives a damm about what obama says...
http://www.doczero.org/2010/09/the-palin-card/#more-14700


7 posted on 09/18/2010 6:43:11 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: tobyhill
“The Maverick” will be so marginalized when he’s surrounded by the real Conservatives."

No, McLame will be portrayed as the voice of "reason" by all the msm pundits. He''ll eat it up like ice cream as he undermines any real reform proposed.

He has always been a narcisstic, egomanical, media whore. That ain't likely to change.

8 posted on 09/18/2010 6:44:35 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: usual suspect
The only one who worries me, especially if the Republicans achieve majority status in the senate, Is the “Maverick” reaching across the isle.

Exactly. There is no real reaching across the aisle to the leftists - they hold out their hands and the RINOs kiss them.

Look at what happened when Bush tried to be civil with Kenedy - he got bitch-slapped as a reward.

9 posted on 09/18/2010 6:47:51 AM PDT by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: tobyhill

I thought her name was Merlotski? Or was it Murtrotsky.....hmmmmmmm....


10 posted on 09/18/2010 6:49:21 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: tobyhill
The sore loser elitist Murkowski won't go along with this. Just out of spite. She's gonna give all the Tea Partiers a RINO big one right up the @ss.
11 posted on 09/18/2010 6:56:09 AM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: usual suspect
The only one who worries me, especially if the Republicans achieve majority status in the senate, Is the “Maverick” reaching across the isle.

Let's be realistic. Even with a majority, the GOP won't really have a whole lot of power as long as Obama can veto everything. Even with a wholesale beating and the prospect of 2012, there still won't be enough Democrats scared enough of the voters to override a veto.

So, control or no control, the most important thing is to have enough solid seats so that the Democrats can't peel off enough squishes to reach 60. 48 or 49 should be safe enough, but each extra seat simply makes it safer.

One word of defense for "the Maverick", though. As much as the so-called "gang of 14" was derided, they did wind up getting the vast majority of Bush's stalled nominations through, for generally extremely minor concessions. Sometimes real bipartisanship (as opposed to "bipartisanship" which simply means that Republicans do what Democrats want them to do) actually works.

12 posted on 09/18/2010 6:56:51 AM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop; reegs; Fudd Fan; penelopesire; misharu; jhw61; Hamilcar_Barca; samiam1972; ...

((((PING))))


13 posted on 09/18/2010 7:02:43 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: tobyhill

No one is going to unite with Juan “Traitor” McAmnesty. That dog won’t hunt.


14 posted on 09/18/2010 7:03:37 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I love, LOVE that we finally get to use this “must unite” line against the RINOs for a change.

I also love that nary a one of them has complied, either outright running as third-party candidates or refusing to endorse the primary winner.

Remember this when they tell us to all rally around Romney, or some RINO nominee in some race from now on.

15 posted on 09/18/2010 7:07:14 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("Lindsey Graham is a great leader....and America needs him in the Senate" - Jim DeMint)
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To: usual suspect
As I read your post I am scratching my head.

I think it is better to keep Harry then gain the Majority, and maybe. just maybe Senator McCain ma make a jester across the isle once in a while.

keep Harry......ugh...NOT

16 posted on 09/18/2010 7:07:58 AM PDT by southphilly
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To: kevkrom
Let's be realistic. Even with a majority, the GOP won't really have a whole lot of power as long as Obama can veto everything. Even with a wholesale beating and the prospect of 2012, there still won't be enough Democrats scared enough of the voters to override a veto.

Let's be realistic. Control over the Senate or the House means that you control the agenda of that particular part of Congress. You have the majority number of members on the committees, which are chaired by your party. You decide what bills will be addressed and voted upon. You can investigate the Executive Branch as part of your oversight authority.

Yes, Obama can veto legislation, but a GOP Congress can make life very miserable for the Supreme Leader.

17 posted on 09/18/2010 7:08:21 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kevkrom

Everything that NObama vetoes will be another nail in the 2012 Democrat coffin.


18 posted on 09/18/2010 7:10:54 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: HerrBlucher

I hope that AK makes it an election rule that you must spell the name of the candidate correctly on the ballet when you write the name in....if so....she will get about 3 votes!


19 posted on 09/18/2010 7:13:57 AM PDT by imfrmdixie
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To: usual suspect

If it wasn’t a numbers game in Washington I would support the DEM candidate in AZ...after all....voting for that phoney baloney John McCain is the same as voting DEM...only being labeled GOP allows him to continue to believe that he is a Maverick...everytime I think of him calling himself a maverick I have to crawl across the floor to reach a chair to pull myself up off the floor where I have fallen from laughing so hard. He’s an egocentric pain in the arse...not a maverick.


20 posted on 09/18/2010 7:17:05 AM PDT by imfrmdixie
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To: tobyhill
Sarah Palin is correct in calling for Republican unity as the election approaches but I suspect the old-line Republican power brokers (Karl Rove, et al.) won't pay any attention. They fear losing their clout and will try to undermine Tea Party candidates. No matter.

The people have been aroused and will donate to and then come out in proverbial droves to vote for real conservative Republicans instead of the 'moderate' squishes that have been palmed off on GOP voters for years, calumniating in the nomination of the hapless ultimate 'RINO', Senator John McCain in 2008, a nomination that gave us the Marxist Obama and the wreckage he's making of our beloved country. No more. Americans have woken up and realized what the stakes are. They are justifiably angry and not in the mood for some self-important GOP power broker telling them who and who isn't is 'electable'. These people are going to be swept away by the conservative tsunami coming on November 2nd. Good riddance!

21 posted on 09/18/2010 7:18:32 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: imfrmdixie
Unlikely.

As the NY Times correctly pointed out, the person in AK in charge of deciding how ballots will be counted is a Murkowski sympathizer, and has openly expressed how liberal the write-in process would be reviewed under their direction - including counting write-ins as simple as “Lisa M.” as clear voter intent to vote for Murkowski.

Ii still think Miller wins, but you need to understand that the Murkowski machine has friends in high places.

22 posted on 09/18/2010 7:18:40 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("Lindsey Graham is a great leader....and America needs him in the Senate" - Jim DeMint)
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To: VRWC For Truth
I think once Palin becomes President she will tap Juan for Sec Def and Brewer will appoint a solid Conservative to the Senate. His career will be over.
23 posted on 09/18/2010 7:19:25 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: tobyhill

I’m certainly not going to unite around the false flag of a pro-choice for states, judicial supremacist, McCain Republican.

And the Republican Party of Iowa can go pound sand.


24 posted on 09/18/2010 7:30:28 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If liberalism was really popular, politicians wouldn't all be pretending to be conservative.)
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To: HerrBlucher
I thought her name was Merlotski? Or was it Murtrotsky.....hmmmmmmm....

You're both wrong. It's Myirckouscii (two i's).
25 posted on 09/18/2010 7:37:29 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: TitansAFC
Ii still think Miller wins, but you need to understand that the Murkowski machine has friends in high places.

You are correct. I think they spent the last few weeks figuring out if it was possible to steal the election with daddy murk calling in the alaska mafia for advice.

I'm assuming the theft was approved and that's why 'Lisa M' is running as a write in.

I am very nervous now. All we need is a 2 friggin Dems from a red state like Alaska because of the establishment thugs like Stevens and Murkowski.
26 posted on 09/18/2010 7:42:54 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: tobyhill
The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee

You know when you have arrived when the MSM no longer feel they have to inform as to who you are. I think Sarah has arrived and just saying Sarah is fine.

They used to have to define Rush as "conservative talk show host". Now it is just Rush. But it took a long time.

Hey, MSM everyone knows who Sarah is. Even MSM liberals.

27 posted on 09/18/2010 7:45:54 AM PDT by super7man
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To: nhwingut
McAdams won't win. In fact, he's probably as pissed as Joe Miller right now.

Murkowski will take her die-hards with her; but like Crist much of her support will come at the expense of the Democrat candidate, as she will be seen as the viable alternative to an “extremist” Conservative candidate.

The worst case scenario is an unlikely Murkowski win. McAdams can't win this thing, and Miller is still the front-runner.

28 posted on 09/18/2010 7:58:29 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("Lindsey Graham is a great leader....and America needs him in the Senate" - Jim DeMint)
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To: tobyhill

At this critical point I believe many of the old guard and the in crowd of the republican party see the serios threat from conservatives and are more concerned about maintaining their power and their control of the republican party than they are about beating democrats in this election.

If they lose an election to a democrat they can always come back and try again in two years.

If they lose control of the party to the Palin/Tea Party backed conservative, small-government “insurgents” they will be out on their RINO arses.

As a way of protecting their positions within the party, can it be that some the old guard and in crowd are encouraging people like Crist, Murkowski and Castle to mount campaigns as third party or independant candidates?

They would certainly like to stop the growing influence of the Palin/Tea Party backed conservative candidates. One way to do that is to sabotage their campaigns in a misguided attempt to show they are not electable in a general election, thereby discrediting not only the candidates but the conservative movement as well.

I wouldn’t put it past many of the entrenched elitists in the party who feel threatened by this new movement that is out of their control. They have already shown us that there is no act too low or too dirty for them.


29 posted on 09/18/2010 8:00:45 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I prayed: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it - He sent the Obamas.)
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To: tobyhill

Next week we will see if the RINOs are really part of the team. Democratic leader Harry Reid is trying to force votes on illegal immigrant amnesty and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

If all Republicans stick together they can prevent Reid from having the votes at all. If they let him have the votes on amnesty and DADT, Republicans could defeat them. But if a few RINOs join the Democrats, then Obama will have two key pieces of his agenda.


30 posted on 09/18/2010 8:41:03 AM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: tobyhill

I agree with Palin. The primaries are over so now we need to unite. The conservative message has won the day. Wasn’t that the goal? Or is the goal to drive “RINOs” out of the party altogether to the extent we lose the elections? Our debate within the party should be a debate over ideas, not personalities. We now need to garner every vote possible. Now is the time to bring our victory home.


31 posted on 09/18/2010 9:02:08 AM PDT by upsdriver (The revolution begins on Nov. 2 to take back our country. The American people vs the ruling elite.)
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To: upsdriver

Relevant vanity:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2589731/posts


32 posted on 09/18/2010 9:22:04 AM PDT by TennesseeProfessor
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To: upsdriver
Our debate within the party should be a debate over ideas, not personalities.

I agree.....

.....But please tell the sore loser RINO's and Rove.

It seems they would rather the GOP lose than go Conservative.

33 posted on 09/18/2010 9:36:48 AM PDT by SteamShovel (UTOPIA...Isn't)
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To: TitansAFC

Then I suppose if you write in Lisa Minnie Mouse that will be okay, too....what a crock!!


34 posted on 09/18/2010 9:39:48 AM PDT by imfrmdixie
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To: upsdriver
Don't believe for a second that the RINOs aren't still out there to ruin Conservatives day. We will unite when the RINOs stop being obstructionist and Rat negotiators.
35 posted on 09/18/2010 9:40:08 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: TitansAFC

You’re right....this is from the AK election regs...she can request to be written in as something easier than her current last name.....

(9) the name of the candidate as the candidate wishes it to be written on the ballot by the voter


36 posted on 09/18/2010 9:46:54 AM PDT by imfrmdixie
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To: SteamShovel

Rove is going to be okay. He made a mistake on one race but he is an asset in the others.

As for the Castle and Murkowski, forget about them and concentrate on wooing their voters.


37 posted on 09/18/2010 9:51:58 AM PDT by upsdriver (The revolution begins on Nov. 2 to take back our country. The American people vs the ruling elite.)
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To: tobyhill

Let’s win this election first. We’ll always have some who will cause problems and can deal with them afterward. My gut says that some “problem” Republicans will have a change of heart in the new congress. Those who won’t cooperate will be targeted for defeat next election.


38 posted on 09/18/2010 10:03:01 AM PDT by upsdriver (The revolution begins on Nov. 2 to take back our country. The American people vs the ruling elite.)
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