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Key Republican: Palin cost us the Senate
The Hill ^ | Nov. 8, 2010 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 11/08/2010 11:27:52 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) cost the GOP control of the Senate, a powerful House Republican said.

Rep. Spencer Bachus (Ala.) said that Tea Party-backed candidates whom Palin endorsed underperformed against their Democratic rivals, costing the GOP key pickup opportunities.

"The Senate would be Republican today except for states [in which Palin endorsed candidates] like Christine O’Donnell in Delaware," Bachus said at a local Chamber of Commerce event last week, the Shelby County Reporter wrote Sunday. "Sarah Palin cost us control of the Senate."

Bachus' is one of the most visible Republicans to criticize Palin for her political activity during this election season. Some Republicans have privately groused that Tea Party-backed candidates who were not electable prevented the GOP from taking control of the upper chamber.

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1 posted on 11/08/2010 11:27:53 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He couldn’t be more wrong.


2 posted on 11/08/2010 11:29:37 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"The Senate would be Republican today except for states [in which Palin endorsed candidates] like Christine O’Donnell in Delaware,"

BS!

If the RNC helped O'Donnell as much as they first tried to hurt her, she would have had a very good chance of winning. Palin had nothing to do with it.

3 posted on 11/08/2010 11:30:21 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Honorable Spencer Bachus
United States House of Representatives
2246 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-0106


4 posted on 11/08/2010 11:30:27 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Rep. Spencer Bachus (Ala.) said that Tea Party-backed candidates whom Palin endorsed underperformed against their Democratic rivals, costing the GOP key pickup opportunities."

Wasn't he one of the ones that has been saying all along that Republicans had no chance of taking the Senate.

5 posted on 11/08/2010 11:30:27 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Free ThinkerNY
For every seat she "lost" she won three.

Nobody was voting for the GOP. They were voting against Democrats or for the Tea Party.

6 posted on 11/08/2010 11:30:54 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government has no other end, but the preservation of property." --John Locke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He cites Maryland where the GOP establishment and even Karl Rove did everything they could to undermine the candidate??

Tell me how much Bachus did for O’Donnell??


7 posted on 11/08/2010 11:31:44 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The RINO’s better fear the Grizzly Mama.


8 posted on 11/08/2010 11:31:44 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: GeronL

The Honorable Spencer Bachus
United States House of Representatives
2246 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-0106
DC Phone: 202-225-4921
DC Fax: 202-225-2082
Email Address: https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml
WWW Homepage: http://bachus.house.gov/
Twitter: @bachusal06


9 posted on 11/08/2010 11:31:59 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Palin didn’t back Angle in the primary.


10 posted on 11/08/2010 11:32:14 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY
bachus is the result of two first cousins procreating. If not... he has no other excuse. This is not a slam on Alabama... I am in Mississippi.

LLS

11 posted on 11/08/2010 11:33:56 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Leave it to the establishment Republicans to turn a tremendous victory into a defeat!


12 posted on 11/08/2010 11:34:04 AM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BS.

Her picks won more than they lost and frankly even in those places where they lost they came ever closer than dreamed possible.

Palin inspires the base while the Republican party would love to see her muzzeled and removed so that the “good ole boys” that make the decisions at the driving range and paid their dues can get what they are entitled to. The Republic party for being anti-Union sure acts almost like one, Senority and all. It’s people like Bachus that brought us McCain, Dole................


13 posted on 11/08/2010 11:35:08 AM PST by Red6 (IMHO)
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To: 9YearLurker

Spot on! This dupe goes on my 2012 list of RINOs to be primaried.


14 posted on 11/08/2010 11:35:14 AM PST by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sarah Palin is like RINO truth serum...Or RINO cryptonite.


15 posted on 11/08/2010 11:35:24 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He just made a major political miscalculation.

It’s going to suck being him when she’s President.


16 posted on 11/08/2010 11:35:28 AM PST by t-dude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d be willing to bet she gored an ox of his at some point and now he’s afraid she’ll get enough influence to let everyone know how many oxen he has wondering around that no one pays any attention to.

JMHO

Regards


17 posted on 11/08/2010 11:35:39 AM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Idiots likes this is why we have Obama.


18 posted on 11/08/2010 11:35:54 AM PST by Java4Jay
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Right on target. Voters did NOT choose REPUBLICANS. They voted AGAINST Democrats provided they were given a clear choice. The RNC, and people like this “senator” withheld their efforts regarding the “tea party” candidates. They cost their party countless votes and they cost their party uncounted thousands of dollars. Those dollars were donated, but NOT to either of the traditional parties.


19 posted on 11/08/2010 11:36:02 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Palin had a mixed record, though more often successful than not. Her biggest prize was Nikki Haley in SC. Her most fatal mistake was COD, which was not only a loss but a downballot disaster in DE.

That said, Palin badly miscalculated in her home state — proving she cannot carry water there. That type of experience can be disqualifying. By contrast, Thune got Noem elected statewide in SD.


20 posted on 11/08/2010 11:36:29 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I dont know about control but it definitely didnt help get us there
I am sorry but Christine “I am not a witch and neither are you” O’Donnell was a loon. if you have to defend comments regarding past witchcraft usage you have pretty much lost the narrative. Castle probably (though not definitely) would have won giving GOP 48
Sharon Angle was in no way ready for prime time
every other word out of her mouth generated negative press that Reids team capatilized on. Nevada ran the only person who could lose against Reid for crying out loud
this cost us another probably though by no means gauranteed win which would have made it 49


21 posted on 11/08/2010 11:36:44 AM PST by DM1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bachus — the enemy within.


22 posted on 11/08/2010 11:36:44 AM PST by Rocko
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unfortunately arguing this point is kind of like debating who was the greatest heavyweight champ of all time: we will never, ever be able to say with any certainty.

Yet, for what it’s worth, I hasten to add that I believe he is dead wrong. I believe the GOP establish — led by Pudge Rove — cost us the Senate by their savagery towards COD. They only meant, of course, to kill off a Sarah protege. But, they went so far over the edge that they brought scorn upon Angle as well. Sort of a guilt by female association effect.


23 posted on 11/08/2010 11:37:07 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bachus needs to be primaried.

Like Bob Inglis was.


24 posted on 11/08/2010 11:37:17 AM PST by NeoCaveman (680 statehouse seat pickups, that's bigger than '74)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

GOP to conservatives. Shut up and vote for our RINOs. On the other hand when a Tea party person loses, we’ll not keep quiet. It is for the good of the party.


25 posted on 11/08/2010 11:37:20 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: HapaxLegamenon
The hysteria in the left is basically the reason that I love Palin. I always think that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Since I don't know enough about her, I think the extreme fear from the left indicates that she has something to offer.

She sold the state aircraft dedicated to the governor. That said a lot. She negotiated with the oil producers. She speaks clearly, she is not fat or ugly; she has got lots of opinion about god and country that offends the left. I am happy to support her even if she is a pro-war.

26 posted on 11/08/2010 11:37:57 AM PST by phobia-dude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

1) He’s wrong

2) Not taking control of the Senate was a blessing. The Dems are still in control. What’s coming in 2011 is on them.


27 posted on 11/08/2010 11:37:57 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: mwl8787

Thune is the ultimate safe careerist, a non-leader who is just the opposite of what we need in 2012. The GOP Establishment mucked up Alaska as well as Delaware—in part because they wanted to make your argument, that Palin was responsible.


28 posted on 11/08/2010 11:38:56 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: GeronL

O’Donnell is in Delaware.


29 posted on 11/08/2010 11:39:24 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RINOs = democrats.

RINOs don’t give a rat’s patootie about Republicans.


30 posted on 11/08/2010 11:40:13 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No. Republicans won 65% of the 37 Senate races, versus about 56% of the 435 House races.

Republicans also have their highest # of legislators on a state level since 1928. What else is there but the "Tea Party"? No matter how much the establishment Republicans might want to paint a cloud in the bright sky, they can't.

31 posted on 11/08/2010 11:40:36 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: RedMDer

OK... I messed up... I should get an app for that... heh


32 posted on 11/08/2010 11:40:53 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL!
Sarah Palin has been the backbone of the GOP. If she hadn’t incorporated the tea party with the GOP, democrats would still be ruining this country unchallenged.

Who is this man? Never heard of him


33 posted on 11/08/2010 11:40:53 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Piss off, Bachus. The only reason you incompetent BOOBS are being given a second chance is because of the Tea Party and those of us who think like Sarah Palin.

If you’re not going back the conservative wing of the Republican party (and that IS Sarah’s side, chump) then have a great big mug of STFU.


34 posted on 11/08/2010 11:41:07 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Tea Party-backed candidates whom Palin endorsed underperformed against their Democratic rivals

Useless Republican ticks like Rep. Spencer Bachus (Ala.) underperformed against their Democratic rivals friends which is how we lost congress in the first place.

35 posted on 11/08/2010 11:41:06 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sarah’s endorsements are part of a long-term strategy to oust liberal Republicans and move the GOP back to the right. If the conservative candidate loses, so be it, but over time people will understand that liberal policies just don’t work and will be more inclined to vote for a conservative. This is something that Bachus simply doesn’t understand, or maybe he does and is upset at Palin’s influence.


36 posted on 11/08/2010 11:42:00 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Republic of the United States of America)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Spencer Bachus
37 posted on 11/08/2010 11:43:11 AM PST by lonevoice (This space for sale on eBay)
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To: mazda77

We will not forget this crap.


38 posted on 11/08/2010 11:43:30 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: mwl8787

Palin did not miscalculate in Alaska, she won that primary and Miller should have gone on to win the election, no one anticipated that Murkowski would mount a write in as an independent, and then be endorsed by the GOP Senate.


39 posted on 11/08/2010 11:44:06 AM PST by ansel12
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To: DM1
Castle probably (though not definitely) would have won giving GOP 48

And another potential "R" vote for cap and trade, so Dingy can claim 'bipartisanship' for that sh!t sandwich. No thanks.

IMO, Castle would have easily bested COD in the primary had he renounced his House vote and promised to vote against c-and-t in the lame duck. Alas, he's a true believer enviro-nut, so the GOP base sent him packing.

(Not that Coons would be any better, but with the Bearded Marxist in place, the 'Rats have one more neck to hang BHO's failures around).

40 posted on 11/08/2010 11:44:06 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nonsense!

Palin (actually, Tea Party America) won us the House, 6 more seats in the Senate, 680 state legislative seats and 9 additional governorships, and no telling how many other positions in other state and local races!!

The Tea Party is the best thing to happen to the Republican party since Lincoln!! It’s breathed new life into the otherwise dying moribund GOP!!

We could have done a little better in the senate races had the Republican elite helped out a bit rather than bad mouthing our candidates 24/7!!

Good to know they’re beginning to recognize the power of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. We have them in a panic!!

And we’ll be gunning for even more seats in 2012 and beyond, including the White House!!

It’s open season on corrupt bastards, good ‘ol boys and other assorted RINOS and turncoats!!

Rebellion is brewing!!

Go, Sarah, GO!!


41 posted on 11/08/2010 11:44:19 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bachus is obviously a fool.


42 posted on 11/08/2010 11:44:32 AM PST by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: 9YearLurker
Palin chose to get involved in both Alaska and Delaware. No one baited Palin to jump into those races.
43 posted on 11/08/2010 11:44:44 AM PST by mwl8787
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RINOs cost us the White House. They need to get the message that we’d rather lose with principled conservatives than lose with compromising, feckless wimps that call themselves Republicans. The Tea Party can’t win them all, but kowtowing to the MSM won’t win at all.


44 posted on 11/08/2010 11:45:01 AM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bachus’ seat must be targeted for 2012. Where do I donate?


45 posted on 11/08/2010 11:45:35 AM PST by oldvike (I'm too drunk to taste THIS chicken)
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To: NeoCaveman
Bachus needs to be primaried.

RINO hunting is such fun sport...


46 posted on 11/08/2010 11:46:13 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So the grizzley's came in and bagged the prey, and now Bachus wants it mounted on HIS wall.

What the fool doesn't know is that Sarah can get people UN-elected with about the same frequency she gets them elected...remember in 2012 Bachass.


Dance


47 posted on 11/08/2010 11:46:20 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Redstate debunked this crap already quite in detail.

Political Malpractice

Clueless RNC

Redstate v NRSC

I'm not voting for Palin in 2012, but I'm blaming the NRSC. These dips**ts endorsed Crist and Specter early on.

48 posted on 11/08/2010 11:46:55 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Michigan's Supreme Court - Once again, it is best in the country.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I won’t give a DIME to the GOP establishment....only to conservative individual candidates, especially ones endorsed by the Tina Fey look-a-like...


49 posted on 11/08/2010 11:47:58 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Adding names to my S-list.


50 posted on 11/08/2010 11:48:11 AM PST by altura
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