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Sarah Palin personifies GOP divide
Politico ^ | 10/117/10 | Jonathan Martin

Posted on 10/17/2010 4:59:36 PM PDT by Nachum

ANAHEIM, Calif. — There were 19 Republicans sitting on stage behind Sarah Palin when she rallied GOP activists here Saturday, but none was named Meg Whitman or Carly Fiorina.And just as the Republican candidates for governor and Senate here were physically absent from the event, they were also missing from Palin’s speech.Not once during remarks that lasted just over 20 minutes did the former Alaska governor mention two of the national party’s most buzzed-about candidates running in the country’s largest state.It’s possible that Palin didn’t want to mention Whitman and Fiorina for fear of handing Democrats fodder

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2010; anaheim; boxer; ca2010; cagop; closetedjon; divide; fiorina; gop; jerrybrown; jonathanmartin; martin4mitt; mediabias; megwhitman; mittwipemartin; orangecounty; palin; personifies; politico; romneyhagmeg; teaparty

1 posted on 10/17/2010 4:59:40 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Busy little rodents at Politico trying to gnaw a ‘divide’ in the GOP while a Grand Canyon sized chasm has suddenly appeared in the democrat party between the extremists in charge and the ‘blue dogs’ about ready to get tossed out.


2 posted on 10/17/2010 5:01:48 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum

When Sarah resigned as Alaska’s governor, the “media” said that she was finished. How’d that work out?


3 posted on 10/17/2010 5:02:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Public Servants Gone Wild".)
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To: Nachum

Lol, Martin is describing the situation concerning Obama and Dims running for office in most of the 57 states. He’s not at their campaign rallies, and they don’t mention him unless they point out their disagreements with his policies.


4 posted on 10/17/2010 5:02:48 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Nachum; onyx; Josh Painter

Hahaha! Always with the “GOP Divide” and “Tea Party hurts the GOP” and on & on, but nothing about how the Democrats are going down in flames this year and in 2012. Or that Obama and Biden are radioactive. How transparent!!


5 posted on 10/17/2010 5:03:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: skeeter

If you watch the video of Palin’s speech in Orange County, it is clear that there was nothing but enthusiastic unity in the room.


6 posted on 10/17/2010 5:05:49 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Nachum

Politico likes Obama and Mitt Romney. So you can expect them to savage Sarah every chance they get. If they can’t find anything negative, they’ll make it up.


7 posted on 10/17/2010 5:06:24 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now she is “divisive.” That’s up from “stupid,” her former rank with the media idiots.


8 posted on 10/17/2010 5:06:37 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Nachum

The divide in the Republican Party is that the RINO leadership ignored their conservative voter base for a decade. Palin is part of that base, and unlike the Republican establishment understands it.


9 posted on 10/17/2010 5:11:19 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: FlingWingFlyer
When Sarah resigned as Alaska’s governor, the “media” said that she was finished. How’d that work out?

The MSM will always have a fall back line every time Sarah does something they say she can't. If she runs for President they'll claim she'll never get the nomination. If she gets the nomination they'll claim she'll never get elected. If she gets elected they'll claim she can't get reelected. Etc,etc.

10 posted on 10/17/2010 5:11:54 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Nachum

Fiorina and Whitman are both libs. I don’t think the GOP will be harmed if they lose.


11 posted on 10/17/2010 5:12:18 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Nachum


And for the press, yes, I shall be invoking Reagans name again and again and again,... OH and get a life POLITICO...LOL."


12 posted on 10/17/2010 5:13:21 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Luke21
Sarah knows when to and when not to. Politics is not a Mama Grizzly running wild in a china shop. Politico is not privy to the coordination going on behind the scenes nor should they be. Sarah will continue to do just fine without any ‘help’ from her opposition.
13 posted on 10/17/2010 5:15:20 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: Brilliant
"Fiorina and Whitman are both libs. I don’t think the GOP will be harmed if they lose."

Perhaps the GOP won't be harmed, but California is going down the river of no return. They need somebody to steer the ship in another direction.

14 posted on 10/17/2010 5:17:02 PM PDT by mia
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To: Nachum
Politico: Sarah Palin personifies GOP divide

They wish.

More horse manure disinformation from the steaming pile Politico.

15 posted on 10/17/2010 5:23:31 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Nachum

A Hail Mary by Politico trying to drive a wedge between us.
Ain’t.. gonna ..happen.
Our ladies are pragmatic and focusing on their
own discrete areas and at the end of the day ,
all of us are united in opposing the agenda of Barry and the Democrats.
While trying to create friction where there is none,
Martin ignores the huge number of incumbent Democrats
who are frantically beating feet away from Barry and Pelosi and Grandma Reid.


16 posted on 10/17/2010 5:25:57 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Nachum

Yo, Politico:

California is the country’s most populous state, but it’s not the largest. That would be Alaska.

Then again, Politico isn’t known for being a good source for factual reportage.


17 posted on 10/17/2010 5:30:34 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((((2010 - the year to vote for the more conservative candidate, regardless of party.)))))
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To: Brilliant

Fiorina and Whitman can’t be worse than their opponents.


18 posted on 10/17/2010 5:32:40 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((((2010 - the year to vote for the more conservative candidate, regardless of party.)))))
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To: Nachum; All

Oy Vey, what an intriguing and insightful piece. (sarcasm) Sarah Palin is turning out to be a bigger boogeyman than Rush Limbaugh...I’m scared...Sarah Palin is hiding under my bed...I need another Obammie fairy tale story about foreign contributions to the Chamber of Commerce LOL


19 posted on 10/17/2010 5:34:18 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan (I am defiantly proud of being part of the Religious Right in America.)
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To: Nachum

The Politic Politbuero will have a caniption after the election. They are under orders not to go near open windows.


20 posted on 10/17/2010 5:41:17 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: Brilliant

Fiorina would just join the Mclame Gang and screw things up.


21 posted on 10/17/2010 5:42:37 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

.....nothing but enthusiam in the room.....

But the point of the story is that the top GOP candidates, Governor and Senator, were NOT in the room.


22 posted on 10/17/2010 5:45:04 PM PDT by mono
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To: Nachum
There were 19 Republicans sitting on stage behind Sarah Palin when she rallied GOP activists here Saturday, but none was named Meg Whitman or Carly Fiorina.

Yeah. So? Why should they be at that gathering, when they could be doing campaign stops for themselves elsewhere? Why should all the Republican 'big names' always be all together? Sounds real inefficient to me.

But I guess Politico just wanted to put Sarah down, again. It's getting very old.

23 posted on 10/17/2010 6:08:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Nachum

Jonathon is gonna think divide when we separate them from that Gavel come November.


24 posted on 10/17/2010 6:10:50 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: SuziQ

“But I guess Politico just wanted to put Sarah down, again. It’s getting very old.”

They aren’t going to write anything about Sarah that is positive. She can rock the house and inspire the entire audience and they will moan and nitpick about something trivial.

What do we expect from people who saw the Nevada senate debate as a draw? They are absolutely insane.


25 posted on 10/17/2010 6:11:49 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Brilliant
Fiorina and Whitman are both libs. I don?t think the GOP will be harmed if they lose.

I'm sure it made you feel real principled and special to write that. Boxer and Brown sure think you are special.

26 posted on 10/17/2010 6:12:50 PM PDT by Minn
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To: Brilliant
Fiorina and Whitman are both libs. I don’t think the GOP will be harmed if they lose.

Perhaps they are, but Whitman claims to want to take on the unions while Brown embraces them, and Boxer has to go.

27 posted on 10/17/2010 6:13:39 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: hampdenkid
Politico likes Obama and Mitt Romney. So you can expect them to savage Sarah every chance they get. If they can’t find anything negative, they’ll make it up.

To me, the real story from a political journalist POV, would be that attendees didn't even seem to notice the omission of Fiorina or Whitman. Isn't THAT a pretty worthy of notice?

It's interesting too that the only angle they seem to perceive is that Fiorina and Whitman are the ones brooking the risk. It never occurs to them that maybe Palin is happy to keep her distance from them, as well. In her view, perhaps: the less she says about them, the better. Rather say nothing than be insincere.

28 posted on 10/17/2010 6:37:54 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Brilliant

Fiorina and Whitman are both libs. I don’t think the GOP will be harmed if they lose.


Just remember Boxer and Brown. Their victories will be consolation for the left. They will say that real lefties can win and this will push the dems even farther to the left.

Fiorina has focused on the tea party groups. Whitman hasn’t. Fiorina has a good chance of winning but Whitman seems to be fading even after Brown’s campaign has faltered and his age is showing.

What this article says about Palin is BS. If dem polling showed she was really that unpopular, they would run ads against Fiorina as Palin’s pick. Haven’t seen those ads. Palin doesn’t force herself on candidates. But, why is she in CA with several big speeches two weeks before the election? She is building momentum to defeat Brown and Boxer and she is naming them. The CA audiences have been supercharged with enthusiasm. Tomorrow, she is on to Reno to support a candidate who’s not afraid to take her help and who definitely win.

If Fiorina keeps focus on health care and stimulus and Boxer not caring about voters, she will win. Whitman has gotten off topic and gone with the personal over the substance, so I’m not sure there.


29 posted on 10/17/2010 6:45:59 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: Nachum

The only divide is between the Ruling Class and we the people. Palin is solidly with the people.


30 posted on 10/17/2010 6:50:16 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
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To: mia

The best thing that could happen to CA is if the libs lead them down in flames. Fiorina and Whitman will do that as easily as Boxer and Brown, but the CA libs will just blame it on the Republicans. Better for the folks who got them into this mess to get the credit. The only thing you can say that’s good about the GOP challengers is that at least Fiorina would not be deciding state issues, so that it would be difficult to blame the results on her. But at least let Brown explain why his liberal ideas did not work. Even with Fiorina, though, there would be a cutting edge directed against the GOP. You can be certain that she’d screem bloody murder if the GOP doesn’t come to the rescue with a bailout. It would be a lot easier to tell Boxer “no.”


31 posted on 10/17/2010 7:00:19 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: mia; Brilliant
"Fiorina and Whitman are both libs. I don’t think the GOP will be harmed if they lose." ----- Perhaps the GOP won't be harmed, but California is going down the river of no return. They need somebody to steer the ship in another direction.

I have always voted on pure R principle -- voting the party ticket. But after three decades of voting, I'm seeing the approach has failed and is part of the problem. I can rationalize voting for Fiorina on pure R principle (for the letter behind her name) because of determining committee heads, etc, for balance of R vs D in congress

But Whitman? Man o manischevitz. I stop assuming so blithely that she cannot be worse than Brown. Short term, yes; long term, potent poison if you're talking about the future of the GOP and Republican candidates in standing for the very things voters are CRYING to find: limited government determination.

The Republican governor of California represents "Republican" and "GOP" in a very huge way to public perception. Yet she betrays about 60 to 70 percent of the time, limited government principle. She is a government manipulator, not a government slayer.

Her policies fail, voters say, "See, there? There's no dif between Republicans and Democrats," and Republicans take the hit. But public perception of her is: She's a Republican. She's what they stand for. Do I want to support that when I vote GOP?

Whitman is like Romney: bad news. They are managers, not leaders. "I have a plan." You have a plan that will streamline and cut fees for small businesses ... but Hey, Meg, where are you on a carbon environmental plan to hoist their business expenses to such insane highs that they go under? HMMMMMM?

Voting such that THAT is what Republican and GOP stand for reaps its own disasters.

32 posted on 10/17/2010 7:00:26 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Nachum

I don’t think there’s much of a divide — there’s the Progressive/Liberals and their pet RINO’s, and then there’s everyone else (namely the Tea Parties)!

Frankly, if Meg WHitman and Carly Fiorina weren’t willing to show up and sit with Sarah, eh, they’re probably not going to win anyway. And if they did, they’d merely be the pets of Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins, or John McCain at best. With a “majority” of Snowes, Collins, McCains and Fiorinas, would WE (Conservatives) REALLY have a majority? WE all know the answer to that...


33 posted on 10/17/2010 7:43:18 PM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: Nachum

I have a running dialog with Jonathan Martin at Politico.
This morning, I wrote to respond to his idiotic article and comments like this one;

Him: “She’s done nothing in the 2010 cycle to demonstrate an ability or desire to appeal to anyone beyond those who are fervently devoted to her”.

Me: “I love to see how Sarah gets to you libs, Jonathan. She is doing what she does best by rallying the base and raising money for Conservative candidates”.

Him: “What has she done to improve her standing with swing voters?”

Me: “She isn’t running for anything, Jonathan. What do we care what “swing” voters think of her?”

Me:(to myself) ?*%*&%?@#*? aka WTH?


34 posted on 10/17/2010 7:43:24 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("A Nation of Sheep will beget a Government of Wolves" Edward R. Murrow)
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To: excopconservative

Whitman’s lack of support for Yes on 23 is hurting her.


35 posted on 10/17/2010 10:56:38 PM PDT by Munson
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To: excopconservative

Whitman’s lack of support for Yes on 23 is hurting her.


36 posted on 10/17/2010 10:56:45 PM PDT by Munson
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To: Mountain Mary

MM, good job in taking it to the small men @ Politico! Every time I read any of the comments on the Politico site I am amazed by how many comments are calling out the nancy boyz of Politico. They are a bunch of high school journalistas and sound like little brats when they appear on the vile Morning Joe.


37 posted on 10/18/2010 4:17:09 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: iopscusa

I agree, I.
Politico writers are living in a Beltway Bubble: totally disconnected to what is happening in the rest of the country.

They are going to have a rude awakening come Nov.2.
I challenge them all the time: first initial, last name, @0politico.com. It’s fun but frustrating..


38 posted on 10/18/2010 6:30:59 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("A Nation of Sheep will beget a Government of Wolves" Edward R. Murrow)
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To: Luke21

Nah, they’re not insane, they just have their own agenda, and the write whatever fits it. We know that, and interpret what they say through that known filter. Sadly, others will think they ARE unbiased, and take what they say as gospel.


39 posted on 10/18/2010 8:48:03 AM PDT by SuziQ
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