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Palin in Madison: Veni, Vidi, Vici
Reuters ^ | April 16, 2011 | by James Pethokoukis

Posted on 04/16/2011 9:19:10 PM PDT by library user

~ EXCERPT ~

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.

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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.”

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2ndtimearound; alreadyposted; dupe; madison; palin; palinfanaticsyndrome; palinitis; sarahpalin; searchisyourfriend; teaparty; wi; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 04/16/2011 9:19:16 PM PDT by library user
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To: library user
Somewhere tonight Pissant’s neighbors are hearing wailing and the gnashing of teeth (if he still has any to gnash).
2 posted on 04/16/2011 9:30:29 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: library user
Somewhere tonight Pissant’s neighbors are hearing wailing and the gnashing of teeth (if he still has any to gnash).
3 posted on 04/16/2011 9:30:38 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: library user

She took a little break after visiting with Netanyahu; she has been in prayer and consultation I am sure with her trusted advisors.

No other can fill the void at this point. She is the one to carry the banner.

She didn’t seek it, but the mantle was laid upon her.


4 posted on 04/16/2011 9:31:12 PM PDT by One Name
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To: onyx; Josh Painter; Virginia Ridgerunner; Jim Robinson; Lakeshark; DBeers; reformed_dem; ...

Ping!!


5 posted on 04/16/2011 9:33:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. TR)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Victoria Delsoul
Holy crap, this is from Reuters?

Who woulda thunk it.

6 posted on 04/16/2011 9:34:31 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Maybe they think it’d be a good idea to make nice with POTUS 45?


7 posted on 04/16/2011 9:35:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. TR)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I just heard the speech, it was very good.

Game on!

8 posted on 04/16/2011 9:36:55 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark; 2ndDivisionVet
Holy crap, this is from Reuters? Who woulda thunk it.

James Pethokoukis is the only writer I read there. He's great but his best material is at Twitter, where you're limited to 160 characters per post.

9 posted on 04/16/2011 9:38:53 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user
YES! She is awesome! We love you Sarah!

She will look good with a 45 nest to her name after we kick TOTUS out on his ass.

10 posted on 04/16/2011 9:39:02 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: library user

She’s a breath of fresh air!


11 posted on 04/16/2011 9:52:21 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: bwc2221

Warms my heart.


12 posted on 04/16/2011 9:53:28 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: library user; Lakeshark; 2ndDivisionVet; 1_Rain_Drop; 4woodenboats; 6323cd; ...
God Bless Sarah!

*GAME ON*

13 posted on 04/16/2011 9:54:51 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

So happy to get back to town tonight and see that Sarah was not harmed and that she did well. I prayed all day for her while riding in the car, Wanting to be where I could maybe see a streaming picture. News wise I was in the dead zone. Praise God she is okay.


14 posted on 04/16/2011 10:12:02 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

(((((NAN)))))

You are pinged to the videos of her awesome speech. Our Lord hears our prayers. He watches over her, so we must keep praying, non-stop. She is brave and tough, while simultaneously fragile in body, and strong and pure in loving and servant’s heart.

She is running, -— “*Game on!*” she said, and it is our solemn duty to see to her election.

Today would have been my cherished Mom’s 101 birthday and Sarah made it most memorable for me. I am thrilled and blessed.

God love Sarah Palin. I do, we do.

I’m exhausted, so good night, dearest you!
Church in the morning. Sweet dreams, peaceful rest, Prayers and Hugs, always!


15 posted on 04/16/2011 10:21:26 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: WVNan

Not fragile = small, petite. I’m tired.


16 posted on 04/16/2011 10:22:36 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: bwc2221

Who is “Pissant”? That name sounds very familiar. Was he a FR poster?


17 posted on 04/16/2011 10:31:03 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Lakeshark

Except for Cain, maybe, she is the best stump speaker in the field. In this one she comes out punching from the bell, and lands better, I think, than Trump. The message is-as she says—clear: we are broke, but Obama keeps charging on the credit card. Take it away from him.


18 posted on 04/16/2011 10:40:18 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: library user

Veni, Vidi, Visa:

I came, I saw, I did a little shopping.


19 posted on 04/16/2011 10:43:33 PM PDT by eddie willers
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Just when I started buying into the hype that she is leaning towards NOT running she comes out with this blistering speech. This almost sounded like a campaign kickoff speech. How can she NOT run? Polls be damned, she needs to run.


20 posted on 04/16/2011 10:56:39 PM PDT by jsdjason
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To: Lakeshark

Yes indeed, it was good!
GAME ON!

—Sounds really good when she says it :)


21 posted on 04/16/2011 11:38:10 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: RobbyS

I believe Trump is a liberal mole inside our party. I think he’s a plant to bring down the Tea Party.

Watch the movie, “Stalig 17,” and you’ll understand just how the Nazis infilitrated the gulags during the war. I have a sick feeling that Trump is a mole inside our Stalig.


22 posted on 04/17/2011 12:08:58 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

Trump is working for Obama. We know in the past who Trumpet gives money to. This is the third party candidate who is acting just like Perot! Don’t be fooled again. We will lose with this loser. He’s playing with the birthers with Obama’s and the lame ass media.


23 posted on 04/17/2011 12:36:37 AM PDT by DISCO
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To: Catsrus
I think he’s a plant to bring down the Tea Party.

Alan Keyes told us months ago, to watch ourselves this year: We would see every size, color, and flavor of "Judas horse" as he RiNO aristocracy tried to get the Tea Party cattle running in the direction of the RNC corral.

So far, Mitch Daniels, Chuck Crist, and now Donald Trump all answer to a reasonable degree the description of a "Judas horse": a conservative candidate backed by the RiNO Commentariat and Old Money Plutocracy, to split Tea Party support for genuine Tea Party patriots like e.g. Michele Bachmann, to diffuse and nullify Tea Party influence and pave the way for the Ultimate RNC Preferred Uber-RiNO, "Willard" Romney.

[Note: They've only been pulling this crap on Main Street Republicans since the 1880's .... Theodore White described their command-and-control in The Making of the President books, esp. the 1960 and 1964 campaigns, that saw the early conservative challenges to the Plutocracy, aka the Rockefeller Wing.]

24 posted on 04/17/2011 12:52:11 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: eddie willers

Veni, Vidi, Velcro:

I came, I saw, I stuck around...

The Mrs


25 posted on 04/17/2011 4:37:57 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly
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To: library user

“Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns. “

I can’t wait to cast my vote for her!


26 posted on 04/17/2011 4:49:05 AM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: APatientMan
I can't wait to attend her Inauguration!!!

Sarah Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval"

8^D

27 posted on 04/17/2011 6:14:09 AM PDT by Gargantua (Palin 2012 ~ "Going Oval")
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To: Catsrus

“I believe Trump is a liberal mole inside our party. I think he’s a plant to bring down the Tea Party.”

I think you’re right. May God foil that plot.


28 posted on 04/17/2011 6:35:44 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: bwc2221

Who is Pissant? I see has name mentioned a lot on this site. He doesn’t like Palin?


29 posted on 04/17/2011 7:33:18 AM PDT by heye2monn
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To: tsowellfan
Who is “Pissant”? That name sounds very familiar. Was he a FR poster?

"Was" is the operative word. He was one of the main leaders of the anti-Palin faction on FR. He was zotted by Admin Moderator with extreme prejudice for a particularly nasty post graphically suggesting that Palin was homosexually involved with Tammy Bruce. I rejoiced the day he was zotted.

30 posted on 04/17/2011 9:58:07 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: heye2monn
Who is Pissant?

See my post #30.

31 posted on 04/17/2011 9:58:57 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: backwoods-engineer

yeah I thought so. He or she hit abuse on me for no reason at all because I stuck up for Sarah Palin. I noticed a lot dropping off at that time. I never call anybody names here and I thought it was odd I got kicked out for being too conservative.


32 posted on 04/17/2011 10:25:58 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: bwc2221
Somewhere tonight Pissant’s neighbors are hearing wailing and the gnashing of teeth (if he still has any to gnash).

Mashing of gums?

33 posted on 04/17/2011 12:08:26 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: library user

Sarah did the same thing up here in Alaska - she ran against both the Democrats and the Republican establishment. Her legislative allies were cobbled together from both parties. And before she got picked for vice president, she was wildly popular here, which is something that rarely happens, as political complaining is sport in Alaska due to the absence of a football season.

I’ve actually met her. She’s a force to be reckoned with. Everyone who went to the rally in Madison - including the union thugs - no doubt walked away impressed by the woman’s abilities. Those people will talk to others. It is a slow but steady way to build support. Eventually the jokes on Leno and Jon Stewart will just sound dumb. Wait and see.


34 posted on 04/17/2011 12:44:54 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: onyx
BTTT!
35 posted on 04/17/2011 1:34:58 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: RoadTest

Mr. Trump may be a mole, as you say. I respect your opinion. It just seems to me that his mega ego would prevent him from carrying anyone’s water other than his own.
I think that he has broken down the “any criticism of Obama is racism” wall, and for that I am grateful to him.


36 posted on 04/17/2011 2:13:09 PM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: Palio di Siena
It just seems to me that his mega ego would prevent him from carrying anyone’s water other than his own.

I suspect that might depend on what the payoff was...

37 posted on 04/17/2011 2:21:41 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: library user

Finally watching her speech. Applauding alone at the computer!! Win The Future! She cracks me up. She was ON FIRE, even in the snow.


38 posted on 04/17/2011 2:35:45 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Lakeshark

“Game on! “

Hooray a new slogan you can beat to death.


39 posted on 04/17/2011 2:44:46 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (One Big Awful Marxist America)
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To: backwoods-engineer

interesting. thanks


40 posted on 04/17/2011 5:22:47 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: bwc2221

pissant, where ote tho?

Hey Freepers, do you know where your trolls are tonight?


41 posted on 04/17/2011 11:48:41 PM PDT by factmart
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To: Palio di Siena

“It just seems to me that his mega ego would prevent him from carrying anyone’s water other than his own.”

But he admits he has all kinds of I-owe-you entanglements with many agencies and interests, half of them Democrats.


42 posted on 04/18/2011 4:58:38 AM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: KC_Lion

I’m looking forward to purchasing a President Palin Commemorative Colt .45. :)


43 posted on 04/18/2011 5:08:28 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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