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Palin in Madison: Veni, Vidi, Vici
Reuters ^ | Apr. 16, 2011 | Jim Pethokoukis

Posted on 04/16/2011 5:54:53 PM PDT by Al B.

Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns. It was a chilly, wet and blustery afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin — one more appropriate for a late-season Packers game than a springtime political rally. The stirring NFL Films theme,  “The Classic Battle,” would’ve been a more apt musical choice than Van Halen’s “Right Now” to accompany Palin as she entered the stage outside the state capital building to address thousands of Tea Party members, along with a good number of extremely hostile, expletive-hurling government union rowdies.

In the last few months, political professionals and insiders have been writing off the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate, convinced she won’t run for the GOP nomination in 2012 or ever. Then again, even those GOPers who are running can hardly compete with the MSM’s weird, all-consuming fascination with The Donald.

But all it took was one powerful, pugnacious and presidential speech — just 15 minutes long — for Palin to again make herself completely relevant to the current political and policy battles raging across America.

She waded forcefully into the state’s white-hot battle over government union power, giving her full-throated support to Gov. Scott Walker: “These are the front lines in the battle of the future for our country. A pension is a promise that must be kept. Scott Walker understands this. He understands that states must be solvent to keep their promises. He’s not trying to hurt union members. Hey folks, he’s trying to save your jobs.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; goonions; goonionthugs; madison; palin; sarahpalin; teaparty; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 04/16/2011 5:54:57 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Brices Crossroads; sarah fan UK; mick

ping


2 posted on 04/16/2011 5:56:25 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

Wow. I don’t think I’ve seen this author’s name before on a al-Reuters article. I wonder how much longer he’ll be working for them, after writing a pro-Palin bombshell like this?

Here’s a brief bio I found of him:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/24731756/site/14081545


3 posted on 04/16/2011 5:58:43 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Al B.

NO other candidate has the heart of a lion as she does. Courage, guts and conviction. Thank you Governor Palin for walking right into the lions den and taking on all comers.


4 posted on 04/16/2011 6:00:40 PM PDT by curth (Organize4Palin.com - NOW IS THE TIME)
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To: Al B.

Nice article. No spin, just facts.


5 posted on 04/16/2011 6:03:25 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: HalfFull

Ping. From Reuters, no less.


6 posted on 04/16/2011 6:04:04 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: rabidralph

22 minutes of video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg0Co0pMUnk&feature=player_embedded


7 posted on 04/16/2011 6:04:08 PM PDT by curth (Organize4Palin.com - NOW IS THE TIME)
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To: curth

She needs to get out of the GOP.


8 posted on 04/16/2011 6:04:12 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Cicero

I think he stretched it a bit with the Vici. There’s a lot of conquering that needs doing still and SP hasn’t yet accomplish all I pray that she does.


9 posted on 04/16/2011 6:04:29 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are .)
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10 posted on 04/16/2011 6:09:09 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Cicero

Conflict of visions: Obama vs. Ryan, Obama approval now down to 41 percent: Gallup, Obama’s new plan may actually rely 60 percent on tax increases, Obama’s upside-down tax reform, The big hole in Obama’s budget plan, The Obama debt plan, lightly dissected, New Obama budget plan leaves U.S. fiscal future fuzzy, all headlines By James Pethokoukis

He’s not what I consider to be pro Obama.


11 posted on 04/16/2011 6:13:35 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are .)
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To: Al B.
PALIN = WIN!
12 posted on 04/16/2011 6:15:06 PM PDT by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with itself, and no one seems to notice or care.)
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To: Al B.
I was there and she gave a fabulous speech. It sure sounded like she is running
13 posted on 04/16/2011 6:22:03 PM PDT by Pardeeville Liberator
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To: Al B.
In case any of you want to read the socialist Madison newspaper "review" of the event.....here it is:
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_adb16862-6868-11e0-ac3c-001cc4c002e0.html
14 posted on 04/16/2011 6:23:34 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("I'm an expert on life...after shit happens." (Dead Like Me))
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To: Pardeeville Liberator

Kudos to you for braving the weather and the goons. Madison really is ground zero in the battle for America. You folks are doing Wisconsin proud.


15 posted on 04/16/2011 6:25:12 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Pardeeville Liberator
I was there and she gave a fabulous speech. It sure sounded like she is running.

I was there as well....and at one point, I was absolutely sure she was going to announce!

Not yet tho....time will tell.

I did like the comment she made honoring WI with the start of the "Stain Eradication" battle....or the 2012 presidential election, if you prefer!

Oh yes...it did snow for about an hour and a half during our event...but hey! This IS Wisconsin!

16 posted on 04/16/2011 6:27:09 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("I'm an expert on life...after shit happens." (Dead Like Me))
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To: B4Ranch

Evidently not. It’s a wonder that he’s still working for Reuters.

Also rather interesting that they sent their economic reporter to report on Sarah’s speech. Maybe because they expected it to be about budgetary matters?

Still, there are plenty of liberal economic reporters.


17 posted on 04/16/2011 6:28:25 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Al B.
George H. W. Bush's popularity was 91%. No Democrat was willing to take him on, except Bill Clinton.

Clinton launched a relentless attack, attack, attack against Bush. Remember "worst economy since Hoover," "Read my lips," - over and over Clinton attacked. Ultimately he drove Bush nuts (remember "Bozos"). Even then he kept the attack ("Bozo makes people laugh but Bush makes people cry).

Today Obama is just as vulnerable, maybe more so than Bush the elder. Enormous deficits, inflation, unemployment, three wars going badly, on and on.

The secret to defeating Obama is the same strategy: attack, attack, attack.

But with Obama it's harder because he's black,

Any attack by any Republican will ignite the "racist" tag.

Except for Sarah Palin.

She has been so maligned and everyone knows it, that the "racist" label will not stick to her. And being female makes it even more difficult to tag her with the racist thing.

That's why Sarah Palin will win the Republican nomination for 2012. And that's why she will defeat Obama!

18 posted on 04/16/2011 6:29:31 PM PDT by eCSMaster (2012 - End of an error)
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To: Al B.

i gotta say, that was a awesome article. cool


19 posted on 04/16/2011 6:29:41 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: Pardeeville Liberator

I watched, I was waiting for her to announced in the last couple of minutes. Loved the speech. Was the union crowd really hostile?


20 posted on 04/16/2011 6:45:57 PM PDT by libbylu ( Sarah Palin has more intestinal fortitude than 535 congress critters)
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To: Al B.
Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns.

That pretty much sums her up in my book and make her a leader

21 posted on 04/16/2011 6:55:38 PM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: libbylu
Breitbart has his observations of the crowd hostility:

Repeat to the TrumkaObama Class War Cult: Go To Hell

22 posted on 04/16/2011 7:01:56 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.
Yes, she's back. Back from the last character assassination and "blood libel".

Her speech was magnificent and stirring. The woman is absolutely fearless...and, given the non-stop bad press and character assaults from both the GOP and the Democrat parties...the most persistently pugnacious representative of Liberty in the country today.

Again, her timing is perfect. Trump has opened a deep wound at the White House and there is blood in the water. A very large number of people are beginning to ask "why doesn't he just show it"...and worse, they're wondering if he's one of us.

And Palin is in that groove in a more sophisticated way by questioning Obama's ACTIONS IN OFFICE that seem to give credence to the Trump meme. Kowtowing to foreigners...praising other governments for drilling while condemning our own energy companies...apologizing for America. Turning his back on our historical allies.

Yes, this is a FORMIDABLE one-two punch that has Obama on the ropes.

The leftist spin machine will have all hands on deck tomorrow...and they'll look scared.

23 posted on 04/16/2011 7:36:36 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Al B.
Hard to believe that I'm actually reading this in Reuters:

"...all it took was one powerful, pugnacious and presidential speech — just 15 minutes long — for Palin to again make herself completely relevant to the current political and policy battles raging across America."

People have been writing Sarah off, because she stepped out of the media spotlight for a few weeks, but I knew that all she'd have to do, is get up and give a rousing speech like this, and she'd shoot straight back to the top.

Leftists, RINO talking heads, and PDSers have all been gleefully writing her epitaph, and they were all ground to hamburger in 15 short minutes by the force of nature we call Sarah. LOL

"Game On!"

24 posted on 04/16/2011 7:47:13 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: screaminsunshine
She needs to get out of the GOP.

Haven't you heard? We're kicking the RINOs out of the GOP, and Sarah's leading the charge.

25 posted on 04/16/2011 7:48:33 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Al B.
and blustery afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin — one more appropriate for a late-season Packers game than a springtime political rally.

Just so everyone knows, it was brutal down here too in Lexington, Kentucky, for the Bluegrass Stakes today: cold, windy rainy.

ML/NJ

26 posted on 04/16/2011 7:52:59 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Cicero

Yeah, I checked the byline three times and kept seeing “Reuters” before the author’s name.
It doesn’t make sense.


27 posted on 04/16/2011 7:58:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Mariner

Palin/Trump ‘12

Could you imagine?


28 posted on 04/16/2011 8:00:10 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Could you imagine?

No, I can't. Trump's ego would never let him take second place.

29 posted on 04/16/2011 8:32:19 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Cicero

I was wondering the very same thing. Was a wonderful article, I must say.

In a somewhat related note, I watched Heraldo of all people tonight, John Fund said he see`s no evidence at all that Sarah is running, and a bald guy with a ear ring says she was hurt by the Giffords shooting???

Heraldo tried to suggest that Michelle Bachmann is now more liked by Tea Party folks than Sarah is. The bald guy with the ear ring says he agreed basically.

These people are going to look so foolish!!! I guess John Fund is not a very bright man, I was once a fan of his.

For sure not a fan of Heraldo, was just tuning in to see what the coverage was.


30 posted on 04/16/2011 8:34:49 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD)
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To: Cicero

I was wondering the very same thing. Was a wonderful article, I must say.

In a somewhat related note, I watched Heraldo of all people tonight, John Fund said he see`s no evidence at all that Sarah is running, and a bald guy with a ear ring says she was hurt by the Giffords shooting???

Heraldo tried to suggest that Michelle Bachmann is now more liked by Tea Party folks than Sarah is. The bald guy with the ear ring says he agreed basically.

These people are going to look so foolish!!! I guess John Fund is not a very bright man, I was once a fan of his.

For sure not a fan of Heraldo, was just tuning in to see what the coverage was.


31 posted on 04/16/2011 8:35:02 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD)
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To: Cicero
I had never seen his name either. But you can bet I will be watching for it on the Reuter’s tag. My gosh. Is this a first? I cannot believe this-he even mentions right off about the dirty words used by some of the union attendees.
32 posted on 04/16/2011 8:44:07 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Al B.
Big Government's Andrew Breitbart addresses Wisconsin crowd
Andrew Breitbart, online editor for Big Government, addresses "Tax Day" rallyers outside the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison. Before introducing headliner Sarah Palin, Breitbart lashes out at pro-union supporters on the fringes of the rally. Recorded Saturday, April 16, 2011.

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin addresses Wisconsin
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin headlines a "Tax Day" rally outside the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin. Palin was quick to criticize President Barack Obama while emphasizing the importance of the 2012 election period. State authorities estimate 6,500 people were at the rally. Recorded Saturday, April 16, 2011.

Radio talk show host Vicki Mckenna to Wisconsin Capitol crowd
Vicki Mckenna talks to "Tax Day" ralliers outside the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison. Republican wins in the November 2010 election and the recent results in the state Supreme Court election, which shows incumbent David Prosser with 7,313 more votes than challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg. Recorded Saturday, April 16, 2011.
33 posted on 04/16/2011 8:45:24 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: KC_Lion
PALIN = WIN!

Her (married) name isn't Greek, but as it so happens, in Greek it means "again" (first half of "palindrome", = "run again, repeat the course") ...... it's what happy Greek audiences used to call out after a good performance: "Euge babai', palin, palin!!"

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34 posted on 04/17/2011 12:16:10 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Windflier
People have been writing Sarah off, because she stepped out of the media spotlight for a few weeks

No, they've been writing Sarah off and shutting her out of the spotlight, because they're RiNO's and 'Rats with nothing to offer but more of the same insider politics and games, and they desperately need Sarah to disappear, permanently, from 2012 politics.

My PDS Audiometer will be all tuned up to measure the volume of the PDS 'Rat-squeak on Monday, to gauge whether I'm right, and the Leftstream Media and RiNOsceroid Commentariat really are trying a round of "Let's Not Let Sarah Play".

I'm hoping for a deafening Jurassic scream of rage.

35 posted on 04/17/2011 12:37:55 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: libbylu

If they only knew how dumb they appeared.


36 posted on 04/17/2011 3:27:50 AM PDT by Pardeeville Liberator
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To: lentulusgracchus
No, they've been writing Sarah off and shutting her out of the spotlight, because they're RiNO's and 'Rats with nothing to offer but more of the same insider politics and games, and they desperately need Sarah to disappear, permanently, from 2012 politics.

Right on the money, Len. Sarah is indeed The Sum of All Fears to the enemies of liberty. Unfortunately for them, she's much too powerful to shut out, or shut down. If she decides that it's time for her to sound the charge, it's all over for them, and they know it.

37 posted on 04/17/2011 8:36:08 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Brown Deer
Union supporters booing the national anthem in Madison.
38 posted on 04/17/2011 12:07:44 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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