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Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Palin
YahooNews (Politico) ^ | 10/31/2010 | Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen

Posted on 11/01/2010 2:45:24 AM PDT by South40

Top Republicans in Washington and in the national GOP establishment say the 2010 campaign highlighted an urgent task that they will begin in earnest as soon as the elections are over: Stop Sarah Palin.

Interviews with advisers to the main 2012 presidential contenders and with other veteran Republican operatives make clear they see themselves on a common, if uncoordinated, mission of halting the momentum and credibility Palin gained with conservative activists by plunging so aggressively into this year’s midterm campaigns.

There is rising expectation among GOP elites that Palin will probably run for president in 2012 and could win the Republican nomination, a prospect many of them regard as a disaster in waiting.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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Someone's afraid...someone's very afraid.
1 posted on 11/01/2010 2:45:26 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40
advisers to the main 2012 presidential contenders

I wonder who the "main" contenders are?

If they're the "main" ones, why are they so worried about a "minor" one?

2 posted on 11/01/2010 2:48:31 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: South40

I think the Rockefeller Republicans said the same thing about Ronald Reagan


3 posted on 11/01/2010 2:48:35 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: South40

Next stop after elections stop GOP leadership and operatives like Rove from destroying the nation by reaching across the aisle and driving a stake through the heart of liberty...


4 posted on 11/01/2010 2:50:36 AM PDT by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: South40

You go, Sarah. We got your back!!!
If the establishment rinos do not get the message after Tuesday, they should ALL go down in flames and I will personally carry the torch!


5 posted on 11/01/2010 2:51:39 AM PDT by MestaMachine (VOTE!)
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To: onyx

Thought you might like this.


6 posted on 11/01/2010 2:52:42 AM PDT by South40 (My computer beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing!)
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To: USSR Didnt Fall

the national GOP establishment = RINOs


7 posted on 11/01/2010 2:54:20 AM PDT by South40 (My computer beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing!)
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To: USSR Didnt Fall

Rove and GOP clowns - you bet... They have to be stopped. Actually, they will stop themselves if they go after Palin. Seems only right...


8 posted on 11/01/2010 2:54:30 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: South40

Yep, she is living in their heads now as well.

This story is about the staffers and not the elected officials. Seems their little plan to force “experienced” staffers on the new people coming to town is blowing up big time.

The entire political establishment is quaking right now after her appearance on FOX yesterday. Its almost a damned if she does and damned if she doesn’t in their view right now because of the power she is ammassing with her political choices and unabashed willingness to call a spade a spade. I loved it when she called out the CBS affiliate by referring to them as “corrupt bastards”.

She seemed to indicate she doesn’t need the presidency but she was most definately going to be ever present should the right candidate(s) appear. It appears her immediate target is the media and I am loving it.


9 posted on 11/01/2010 2:56:58 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio - US Senate, West FL22nd, Scott/Carroll - FL Gov/LtGov, Miller-AK US Senate)
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To: South40

2012 GOP presidential candidates may find the tea pot too hot to handle.

http://redstatezombie.blogspot.com/2010/10/2012-gop-presidential-candidates-may.html


10 posted on 11/01/2010 2:58:55 AM PDT by Gum Shoe (You live to serve this ship. Row well, and live.)
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To: South40

So the establishment Republicans want to be a one-term majority, huh?


11 posted on 11/01/2010 3:04:36 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: South40

GOP elites thinking of their place in the global governance need to go, along with their Democrat counterparts.


12 posted on 11/01/2010 3:22:59 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: MestaMachine

If the candidates she endorsed don’t win in Alaska and Delaware it will be a major setback.


13 posted on 11/01/2010 3:23:21 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: South40

If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine!

14 posted on 11/01/2010 3:23:26 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order)
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To: aumrl
If the candidates she endorsed don’t win in Alaska and Delaware it will be a major setback.

Considering how many candidates she endorsed who went from obscurity to a commanding lead, I don't think a sensible person will draw that conclusion. Does Sarah really have to maintain a 100% perfect record to avoid being savaged by the "guardians of democracy" in our objective media? [Sarcasm?]

15 posted on 11/01/2010 3:27:34 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: South40

Politico lies; Yahoo repeats.


16 posted on 11/01/2010 3:29:41 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or soon)
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To: South40

Populist(noun): a believer in or advocate of the rights, wisdom, or virtue of the common people. For example: William Jennings Palin.


17 posted on 11/01/2010 3:33:57 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: meadsjn

I’m not so sure about that.

Many old time GOPers are not happy that the TEA party is making them work.

Gerrymandering worked for years, and their little castles were all set in stone.

It is all coming down around them.

I think McCain himself wishes he never opened the Pandora’s Box of Palin, but folks like me are sure glad he did.

Now, the GOP will work with dems to keep 3rd party folks off of primary tickets. I bet it will be priority number 1 after this election cycle.


18 posted on 11/01/2010 3:36:22 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: South40

Yeppers, they are really and truly afraid of Sarah. More importantly though, it is what she represents....which is loss of personal power and influence..GREAT power and GREAT influence. That power thing.... and the money and lifestyle that goes along with it...must be really hard to look into the near future and see themselves as ordinary reps of the people.... So, they gotta kill what they see as the tip of the spear coming at them....Sarah.

Well, they had better look out, cause right behind Sarah are legions of US, WE THE PEOPLE... and thank God!!! so many of us have learned during this past year that, together, we can force our employees (that’s YOU, elites, in case you didn’t realize it) to listen to us... the boss. We have been awakened...and we are WIDE awake.

Hey, Repub elites/GOP Leaders.... this doesn’t end after Tuesday... Tuesday is just the beginning....You listen to US, or you will be taken down too. Don’t doubt me...don’t doubt us.

pattyjo


19 posted on 11/01/2010 3:40:02 AM PDT by pj_627
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To: South40

Rove: "It's THIS guy's fault! I told him Palin would be trouble!"
McCain: "Hey, she got me my reelection - that's all that matters!"


20 posted on 11/01/2010 3:40:55 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: South40

Another “Palin Can’t Win” story.

How many does that make?

A million? A billion? A trillion?

Have they convinced anybody yet?


21 posted on 11/01/2010 3:43:02 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Izzy Dunne
"I wonder who the "main" contenders are?"

One of the alphabet soup newscasts last night had a puff piece on a certain slick haired Massachusetts RINO.

About how he flies coach and other such nonsense. They are trying to pick our candidate for us, even before the mid terms are held. Not this year, LSM.

22 posted on 11/01/2010 3:43:17 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: South40
Last paragraph says:

Still, she has never faced serious criticism in public in a campaign setting, and it's impossible to anticipate how she would react to it — or whether she would want to give up the money and celebrity to put herself through that.

No public criticism? What planet has the author resided on since the 2008 campaign started?

Jack

23 posted on 11/01/2010 3:48:02 AM PDT by JackOfVA
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To: SnuffaBolshevik
One of the alphabet soup newscasts last night had a puff piece on a certain slick haired Massachusetts RINO.

About how he flies coach and other such nonsense. They are trying to pick our candidate for us, even before the mid terms are held. Not this year, LSM.


Palin: "Governor Romney, I should have expected to find you holding Rove's leash. I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board. "
24 posted on 11/01/2010 3:49:23 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: South40

If all the coal in the Appalachian mountains, were to become as valuable as gold...If every bit of it were dug up and put in a gigantic expansion of the Ft. Knox repository...

...there *still* would not be enough wealth in those vaults to pay for the protection any “Washington Insiders” or “Republican backroomers” would need, if it were discovered that they had attempted to harm or sabotage Sarah Palin in any way.

They would be (figuratively) “Matthew Shepard-ed”.


25 posted on 11/01/2010 3:49:41 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: South40

Rush Limbaugh:

“What’s the point of running a story like that right now if not, then, to sow dissension in the ranks?”

Rush is right.


26 posted on 11/01/2010 3:54:11 AM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: South40

Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Palin

Why would anyone support Palin when "Good, Electable Republicans" like Mike Castle are available. In fact, I hear he is looking for work.
27 posted on 11/01/2010 3:56:08 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: ccmay; South40
I'm going to get flamed hard for this...but one doesn't get ahead in the world by ignoring reality. That tack is best left to DUmmies.

The McCain campaign (and Sarah) made a major miscalculation bring her into the campaign without a “warm up”. McCain and Biden had dealt with national politics for (too many) years and Obama had his two year campaign to perfect repertoire of sound bits for a fawning "press". Sarah ended up looking really bad during the MSM interview hatched jobs and to a large extent she deserved it for not being prepared sufficiently and for naively believe she would get a fair shake.

I, like most Freepers, like her a lot. But she has to convince the independents, not us. She's made a lot of progress but she still has a long ways to go with those outside of our circles.

No matter what, her 2010 campaign work has been amazing and the entire party owes an enormous debt. Maybe, just maybe, she can do the Obi-Wan Kenobie thing for 2012. O:)

"In my experience, there's no such thing as luck." ―Obi-Wan Kenobi

28 posted on 11/01/2010 3:58:10 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: South40
"...veteran Republican operatives make clear they see themselves on a common...mission of halting the momentum and credibility Palin gained with conservative activists..."

They still don't get it - so who are the dullards now, you elitist jack-wagons?

29 posted on 11/01/2010 4:00:00 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: South40
she has never faced serious criticism in public in a campaign setting
Might as well end this "Palin Can't Win" story on a baldfaced lie. Why the hell not?
30 posted on 11/01/2010 4:00:06 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: j_k_l

If the GOP “stops” Palin, then WE will “stop” the GOP.


31 posted on 11/01/2010 4:00:30 AM PDT by conservaterian
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To: South40

Stupid is as stupid does, I suppose.

The Denorats have thrown everything they have at her, and she’s still coming after them; Faster and stronger every time.

Those so-called GOP leaders had best take notice: You’re about a hairs breadth away from suffering the same fate as the Whigs!


32 posted on 11/01/2010 4:01:06 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: South40
Top Republicans in Washington and in the national GOP establishment say the 2010 campaign highlighted an urgent task that they will begin in earnest as soon as the elections are over: Stop Sarah Palin.

The top Republicans would be better off if they simply could put forth a viable candidate for President, a candidate that reflects the conservative values of the people of this country -- borders, language, culture, responsible fiscal policy, term limits, restoring the culture of life, fear of God, and so on. Read the manifesto in "Trickle up Poverty" by Mike Savage.

The politics of personal destruction cannot be popular. People with common sense can make up their own minds.

33 posted on 11/01/2010 4:03:27 AM PDT by olezip
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To: samtheman

Please: ‘don’t anyone tell Obama what comes after a trillion’


34 posted on 11/01/2010 4:04:20 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: South40
The idiots are as much a part of the problem as the democrats. They try way too hard to get the likes of radicals like Chris Mathews and Rachel Maddow to approve of them. Nothing worthwhile will ever be accomplished with their approval.

In fact, we are now at a point where the survival of the nation requires direct political confrontation with these people. That's why candidates like Christine O'Donnell have to be supported. The Castles of the political landscape are only going to perpetuate the problem.

35 posted on 11/01/2010 4:16:54 AM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: South40

The GOP ‘’leaders’’ would prefer to lose in 2012 rather than win with Palin. Pathetic ain’t it??


36 posted on 11/01/2010 4:18:34 AM PDT by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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To: South40

They were content to ride her coattails in the midterms, but now want to stop her. A**holes.


37 posted on 11/01/2010 4:29:59 AM PDT by beckysueb
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To: South40

Some reason this idiotic story needs to be posted 10 times in 10 hours?


38 posted on 11/01/2010 4:32:39 AM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: South40

I am looking forward to the inauguration of President Palin.


39 posted on 11/01/2010 4:35:09 AM PDT by snowsislander (In this election year, please ask your candidates if they support repeal of the 1968 GCA.)
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To: South40

On Fox News last night, Great talked about that “Politico” hit piece with Sarah Palin (she was on the show and looked great by the way). Great said is was embarrassing journalism listing some 15 unnamed source like “Gop Elites said this” and so on. The only person in the article by name was guess who?

That’s right : CARL ROVE

And he said Sarah had never ungone criticism during a campaign. Is he smoking pot or what, where has been the last two years.

Trust me, CARL ROVE will be leading the STOP SARAH PALIN campaign 36 hours for now, and Hannity and Fox still have him on but none have the GUTS TO CALL HIM ON IT.


40 posted on 11/01/2010 4:36:44 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: South40

She was on Greta last night. She’s has wised up in the last three years about the MSM and Democrats and I think she is beginning to understand the problems with the RINOS. She make a great President.


41 posted on 11/01/2010 4:38:41 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: South40
I see Sarah Palin only getting a stronger more passionate base behind her when she gets attacked by the older established Republicans. Everybody loves a hero, especially when the hero was supposedly killed but regains more strength and returns. Its going to happen, we cannot stop it and when it does happen it will be a good thing for America. Because it will expose those that have aligned with powers against the Constitutionality of the United States of America.
42 posted on 11/01/2010 4:41:31 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: South40
Try it and we will BURN the gop into cinders... WORD!

LLS

43 posted on 11/01/2010 4:50:54 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: aumrl

Oh bull.

LLS


44 posted on 11/01/2010 4:52:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: conservaterian
If the GOP “stops” Palin, then WE will “stop” the GOP.

The GOP needs the conservatives. The conservatives, while the hill will be much harder to climb without the organization of a major party, can win without the GOP.
45 posted on 11/01/2010 5:03:38 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: AFreeBird

Sarah is getting stronger for having been the VP candidate with McCain. Every since then she has been attacked by all parties.

She has as a private citizen done more for America than any one of the Elite Democrats, or Elite Republicans. She has always been presidential, moral and honorable in spite of the pettiness and trash thrown towards her. I admire her for what she has done and am grateful and in awe of her power and capabilities.

The politicians don’t like that she is who she is and they are powerless to stop her. The more they come after Sarah the more they expose themselves for what they really are.

She will have a lot of crap tossed at her after 11/3/2010 and she will keep looking better and better each time.


46 posted on 11/01/2010 5:05:26 AM PDT by mtngrandpa (Run Sarah Run!!!)
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To: South40

Rudy is on FOX as we speak defending Palin.

Go figger.


47 posted on 11/01/2010 5:08:16 AM PDT by dforest
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To: ccmay

48 posted on 11/01/2010 5:15:36 AM PDT by McGruff (A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs)
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To: indylindy

Maybe he is smart enough to see the writing on the wall and doesn’t want to suffer the fate of the RINOs. That would be a good thing, and he would seem a bit more believable than say a Crist


49 posted on 11/01/2010 5:20:33 AM PDT by Blue Highway ("Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself" Barack Obama, Oct 15, 2008 Presidential debate)
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To: Scythian

Aahh yes, Carl Rove. As someone else said (and I wish I’d thought of it) our Joe Biden.


50 posted on 11/01/2010 5:23:43 AM PDT by Marathoner (This isn't an election, it's a restraining order.)
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