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Sarah Palin goes behind enemy lines (The Daily Politico Palin Hit Piece)
Politico ^ | 05/28/2011 | Molly Ball

Posted on 05/28/2011 12:01:25 PM PDT by Rational Thought

Among the New Hampshire electorate as a whole, Palin is viewed favorably by just 28 percent, according to a recent survey by the Democratic automated pollster Public Policy Polling.

In PPP surveys in 31 states over the last six months, just three states had smaller proportions of Palin fans, and all were in the northeast: New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. (Though the firm is partisan, its results generally track with polls by other organizations. PPP’s results were used in this analysis in the interest of consistency across different states.)

Continue Reading Text Size -+reset Listen Palin’s highest ratings, in the low 40s, were in states like Montana, Mississippi, Nebraska and Texas, according to PPP.

In Pennsylvania, Palin likely has pockets of support in the rural center of the state and among tea party activists, said Jim Roddey, chairman of Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County Republican Committee.

“Overall, most of us feel she could be an important force in the party, but I would hope she would not run for president,” said Roddey, who hasn’t endorsed a 2012 primary candidate. “I don’t think she has the intellectual capacity or the depth of knowledge to be president.”

Madonna, the Pennsylvania pollster, said there’s evidence that putting Palin on the ticket hurt McCain overall in Pennsylvania by turning off the suburban swing voters — particularly women — that are crucial to winning the state.

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Up on Drudge, The Daily Politico Palin Hit Piece, complete with false assumptions, factual inaccuracies, and opinions from questionable sources.
1 posted on 05/28/2011 12:01:29 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

I’m so tired of these idiots saying she is an idiot. She didn’t get to where she is just because of her looks or wealth or family ties etc. She is a self made woman. She has something else our current president lacks-common sense.


2 posted on 05/28/2011 12:12:01 PM PDT by willk
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To: Rational Thought

If Palin was unelectable, Politico would be raving about her.


3 posted on 05/28/2011 12:12:32 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: Rational Thought
...complete with false assumptions, factual inaccuracies, and opinions from questionable sources.

Usual agitprop-esque tactics and tripe disseminated from the sycophantic statist media to bend and dupe the beguiled masses.

4 posted on 05/28/2011 12:16:03 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: Rational Thought
Gee, she's unpopular in the states that are going to vote Democrat no matter what.

So let's nominate somebody they like so we can lose them AND the states that normally vote Republican.

5 posted on 05/28/2011 12:16:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: Rational Thought
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

6 posted on 05/28/2011 12:16:56 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Rational Thought; who knows what evil?; Al B.; Brices Crossroads; Virginia Ridgerunner; ...

I heard Rudy Guiliani is leading in NH.

If true, he’s there to stop Romney.

He will throw his delegates to Palin.


7 posted on 05/28/2011 12:19:01 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: Rational Thought
“Overall, most of us feel she could be an important force in the party, but I would hope she would not run for president,” said Roddey, who hasn’t endorsed a 2012 primary candidate. “I don’t think she has the intellectual capacity or the depth of knowledge to be president.”

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I'm stunned that Roddey would say something so demeaning about a fellow Republican. That's unusually snide.

8 posted on 05/28/2011 12:27:19 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

Good for him, then.


9 posted on 05/28/2011 12:28:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
This Jim Roddey, A Solid Conservative {sarc} who's known for raising property taxes after obtaining office.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Roddey

10 posted on 05/28/2011 12:29:39 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

The only poll tha counts is done on November 6th, 2012.


11 posted on 05/28/2011 12:32:47 PM PDT by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: Rational Thought

Thanks for the link! Very interesting.


12 posted on 05/28/2011 12:33:15 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I’m guessing of course, but he’s never liked Romney and he likes Sarah Palin a lot.


13 posted on 05/28/2011 12:37:17 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: willk

I agree.

The ‘intellectual capacity’ argument is just offensive. Who’s the last male governor they made that pronouncement about? Who’s the last male governor to have reached Palin’s 90% approval level from her constituents—or to have accomplished so much in her various offices? Certainly you’d have to go back decades to find a male governor who has displayed her political savvy—or influence at the national political level.

I can just about guarantee you that Palin has more intellectual capacity than the Allegheny County GOP party chairman.


14 posted on 05/28/2011 12:38:31 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Rational Thought

Get with the program, Politico...I referred to Plain’s trip as a journey ‘behind enemy lines’ yesterday. Then again, maybe you are cruising FR looking for inspiration...


15 posted on 05/28/2011 12:39:52 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Rational Thought

Ha ha ha! This Jim Roddey passing judgment on Palin’s intellect has a degree in speech from Texas Christian University:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Roddey


16 posted on 05/28/2011 12:41:06 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: onyx

I’ve got to hand it to him for that.


17 posted on 05/28/2011 12:43:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 9YearLurker
I don't honestly know if this means anything or not, but Roddey, in his reelection bid, was destroyed by Dan Onorato for Allegheny County chief executive in Nov 2003. This is the same Dan Onorato who went on to lose his bid for Governor of PA to Tom Corbett (by a huge 9 points).

I don't think Mr. Roddey is in any position to have his political views given credibility....unless it's that of a useful tool for a Politico story.

18 posted on 05/28/2011 12:51:43 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

At my fitness club this morning, the CBS Morning news was on 1 TV and showed a photo of Sarah. Of course, I began reading the text of the conversation expecting lies.

I was not disppointed.

The “reporter” said the WH would LOVE if Sarah was the nominee and they fear Romney the most.

Of course, their actions say just the opposite.

PALIN/West 2012
Bolton SoS


19 posted on 05/28/2011 1:05:44 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Rational Thought

I ask any GOP friends who say Palin can’t win the General Election: “If Sarah wins the GOP nomination, will you vote for her or for Obama, assuming BO wins the Dem nomination.”

They all say, “Sarah, of course.” Then my next question: who else in the GOP fills every venue they visit? Draws bigger crowds? Better excites the GOP base? Has more FB friends? Can raise, on short notice, huge sums in small, grass-root donations? Better defines, from “death panels” to “quantitative easing”, issues she chooses to engage? Who else can tweet one little message and the press is forced to talk about it for many news cycles? Who else has been better able to withstand the slings and arrows of a hostile, antagonistic, bigoted press corps (pronounced “corpse” by our highly intelligent Ivy-leaguer in the WH)?

Then I ask who else can beat her in the GOP for the nomination? They usually cannot say who with real confidence. Those that do will say, “Christie.”

When I ask,” did you know Christie supports “Cap and Trade” and is a true believer in the pseudo-science of Global Warming?”, they are stymied and do not know what to say. Sarah would destroy Christie in a GOP debate with that one issue.


20 posted on 05/28/2011 1:09:42 PM PDT by Radtechtravel
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To: onyx

I agree.

For quite some time, there seems to be a positive vibe between Sarah and Rudy. I would not be surprised if he was helping her. He absolutely loved her RNC Convention speech - big smiles & cheers from him throught the speech.


21 posted on 05/28/2011 1:09:42 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Rational Thought

We should start literally WRITING these hit pieces for them. We could use a formula with easy to add bullet points and boxes to check.

__ Her negatives are too high

__ Not known for her intelligence

__ Quitter

__ No chance in the GOP

__ Folksy

__ Extreme right wing

These hit pieces are really not very hard to do and none of them are original.


22 posted on 05/28/2011 1:10:16 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If Palin was unelectable, Politico would be raving about her.


There is the rub. Just as when Turd Blossom Rove, whines that Palin doesn’t think “the rules” (The beltway rules) apply to her. The fear of the establishment is palpable. Also note the hit piece alleging tension between Palin and Bachmann. The left is trumping up a WWE cat fight.
18 months out and the left is having flop sweats.


23 posted on 05/28/2011 1:11:19 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: 9YearLurker
This is the main play from the Team Obama Media playbook and they're going to continue to run with it.

Isn't it odd that someone who lacks ‘intellectual capacity’ in just a couple of years has gone from being somebody that few had ever heard of, to a self made successful business woman and millionaire, and the major voice for Conservatism in this Country?

But then again, this same Obama Media considers all Conservatives (which encompasses the majority of the Country) to lack “intellectual capacity”.

If we are dumb, I have no desire to be smart.

24 posted on 05/28/2011 1:11:44 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

Hey, at least the ‘evil’ part of their play book has had a hard time sticking. ;-)


25 posted on 05/28/2011 1:14:57 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: onyx

Rudy defended Palin from the git-go in ‘08 and has never stopped being complementary and supportive. He also recruited Palin to participate in his leadership seminars around the country.

Rudy is a lot of things and I don’t agree with many of them but one thing I do know is that he is a leader. He showed me that after 9/11. This country is desperate for true political leaders with guts. Despite their political differences, they are natural allies for these times.

I’m sure Rudy despises the self-centered politicians in the GOP today as much as Palin does.


26 posted on 05/28/2011 1:15:43 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Rational Thought

Interesting.


27 posted on 05/28/2011 1:16:08 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Yaelle
These hit pieces are really not very hard to do and none of them are original.

That's because they cater to Liberal Drones. Liberal Drones may be devious, but they're not smart. They must be given simple instructions on what to think on a daily basis.

One thing I would personally like to see is a little more information or exposure on the people who write this propaganda. I did a quick search of the writer for this article, Molly Ball, and all I really see is she does mostly Left Wing propaganda pieces and she is a Yale grad. Perhaps someone with more Internet savvy than I could document her agenda better.

28 posted on 05/28/2011 1:23:47 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

“Madonna, the Pennsylvania pollster”? This celebrities-in-politics thing has gone too far.


29 posted on 05/28/2011 1:23:52 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: onyx
I heard Rudy Guiliani is leading in NH. If true, he’s there to stop Romney...

Sounds good to me. I hope they split the RINO vote.

30 posted on 05/28/2011 1:24:27 PM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy working out for ya?)
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To: Rational Thought

31 posted on 05/28/2011 1:25:51 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

ROFLOL!!!

I have to steal that!


32 posted on 05/28/2011 1:27:23 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

Thanks for posting this. Though, I need a shower after reading that drivel. I cannot stand Politicrud!


33 posted on 05/28/2011 1:55:18 PM PDT by italyconservative (Ready for an announcement and still ready to crawl over broken glass to vote for Palin 2012)
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To: newfreep

He knows how to play politics. Stop Romney where will it hurt Romney the most: NH.

Have a real convention with delegates!


34 posted on 05/28/2011 1:56:01 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: Al B.

Yep, he has always defended Sarah Palin.

He sees through her detractors and the GOP-E frauds and pundits who bad mouth her. Those people bring out the NY prosecutor in him....lol.


35 posted on 05/28/2011 2:00:07 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: Rational Thought
I don't recall Sarah Palin using idiot boards?

Barry is a bumbling fool when not reading what has been written for him. ..the evidence is overwhelming!

36 posted on 05/28/2011 2:23:40 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Al B.

Rooty is a taxpayer funded abortion lovin’, gay lovin’, statist.

A person does not want him backing them if they are a conservative.

Geesh, we went through this in 2007-2008.


37 posted on 05/28/2011 2:31:25 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Al B.

Rooty is a taxpayer funded abortion lovin’, gay lovin’, statist.

A person does not want him backing them if they are a conservative.

Geesh, we went through this in 2007-2008.


38 posted on 05/28/2011 2:31:32 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Al B.

Rooty is a taxpayer funded abortion lovin’, gay lovin’, statist.

A person does not want him backing them if they are a conservative.

Geesh, we went through this in 2007-2008.


39 posted on 05/28/2011 2:31:33 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 9YearLurker
The ‘intellectual capacity’ argument is just offensive. Who’s the last male governor they made that pronouncement about?

Ronald Reagan. George W. Bush.

40 posted on 05/28/2011 2:35:14 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Steamburg
Just as when Turd Blossom Rove, whines that Palin doesn’t think “the rules” (The beltway rules) apply to her.

Rove said she may be right about that, though. He wasn't talking about real rules, but the conventional wisdom about how to run a campaign. He made the point that the conventional approach may not be the best approach for her.

41 posted on 05/28/2011 2:38:25 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Radtechtravel

Christie is a Global Warming nut? I didn’t know that.


42 posted on 05/28/2011 2:41:06 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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To: Rational Thought

“The overall style, her manner, her approach, doesn’t sit well with college educated, independent-minded women”

“college educated, independent-minded women” is a code for single issue, partial birth abortion voters. Granted they have a visceral hatred for Plain, but they would vote against any conservative.


43 posted on 05/28/2011 3:03:00 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Rational Thought

“The overall style, her manner, her approach, doesn’t sit well with college educated, independent-minded women”

A a code for single issue, partial birth abortion voters. Granted they have a visceral hatred for Palin, but they would vote against any conservative.


44 posted on 05/28/2011 3:04:03 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Rational Thought
The Charge of the Right Brigade. Into the Valley of Death Panels.

Surprise (to the critics) ending!

45 posted on 05/28/2011 3:07:05 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: gitmo

Right on both counts.

There have been dozens since that they’ve not so pronounced, but that’s a pretty elite group for getting elected president as a Republican. Poppy of course rode in on Reagan’s longitudinal coattails and you’ve got to go back 40 years for another winning Pubbie.


46 posted on 05/28/2011 3:11:24 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: willk

‘intellectual capacity’ is this years version of ‘gravitas’.


47 posted on 05/28/2011 3:21:05 PM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
If Palin was unelectable, Politico would be raving about her.

Is that why the liberal media "raved" about Dan Quayle? Because he was so "electable"?

The liberals make Sarah Palin the poster child of the entire Republican Party and then attack her for exactly the same reason that conservatives make Nancy Pelosi the poster child of the entire Democrat Party and then attack her :

Both Nancy Pelosi and Sarah Palin have horrendously negative poll numbers outside of their own fan clubs and the strategy is to keep attacking such an individual while, at the same time, painting that individual as the symbol of the other party.

In an April 2011, 46% of all voters stated that they "would definitely NOT vote for Obama" in the next Presidential election.

How can a sitting President with such bad polling ever hope to win reelection?

Simple. By having the GOP nominate a candidate who SIXTY FIVE PERCENT (65%) of all voters state that they will definitely NOT vote for.

What candidate has such abysmally negative polling among all voters?

Sarah Palin.

Let that sink in:

SIXTY FIVE PRECENT (65%) of ALL voters have stated that they will DEFINITELY NOT vote for Sarah Palin.

In politics, that is about as "unelectable" as you can possibly get.

48 posted on 05/28/2011 3:21:41 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: willk

They want you to be tired of it. They want you to be distracted. The only thing they don’t want is a Republican candidate with blue collar appeal (someone who doesn’t just know the words like a T-Paw but also knows the music, if you will) to focus on the economy and to run an anti-establishment, anti-crony capitalist campaign, because that sells with independents in blue states.


49 posted on 05/28/2011 3:36:08 PM PDT by mike09
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To: Rational Thought
Though the firm is partisan, its results generally track with polls by other organizations.

Really? Then why post the PPP one. Why not post the others?

50 posted on 05/28/2011 3:40:38 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Fascism is nothing but moderate communism.)
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