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Why Palin Can Win
The American Thinker ^ | 6/25/2011 | Robert Eugene Simmons Jr

Posted on 06/25/2011 6:09:09 AM PDT by Lakeshark

One of the most talked about subjects in politics is whether or not Sarah Palin will run for the presidency. It's frankly anyone's guess which direction she will go with her decision and when she will make the decision. However, if Palin doesn't run it will be a disaster for the Republican Party and quite possibly the country
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In watching the coverage of the announced candidates, the alarm bells should be clanging violently.
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If Sarah Palin doesn't run for president, the operatives in the media and Beltway establishment will have learned a fool-proof method of destroying any political opponent.
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When the political calculus is done, it is clear that Palin is the only real conservative with libertarian leanings that can possibly be elected in the country. Although there are other conservatives with promise such as Bachmann, Cain, and West, they have not been subjected to the vetting that Sarah Palin has and there should be no doubt that the media will do everything they possibly can to destroy them should they win the nomination.

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A worthwhile article. I've thought the same things for some time now. I hope she runs, because she's the best candidate to take on the media. There are a host of other reasons she's our best candidate, but this is the biggie IMHO.
1 posted on 06/25/2011 6:09:14 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445; grey_whiskers; Brices Crossroads; sarah fan UK; ansel12; ...

Have at it ping.


2 posted on 06/25/2011 6:13:50 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: onyx; 2ndDivisionVet; Virginia Ridgerunner

((ping-a-ling-a-ding-dong))


3 posted on 06/25/2011 6:14:04 AM PDT by misharu (FB: I Stand with Sarah Palin)
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To: Lakeshark
I agree. To a certain extent, Palin is immune to the depredations of the press. They can complain and criticize her (or course) but we know they have nothing substantive to say and there are no surprises that will suddenly appear.

Sarah is far and away my first choice. I'm not even sure I have a second choice at this point.

4 posted on 06/25/2011 6:14:33 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Palin Ping


5 posted on 06/25/2011 6:15:48 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly
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To: Lakeshark
The problem is Gov Palin is attacked
by the MSM and backstabbers Romney,
Bachmann and Rollins
and their paid ilk.



6 posted on 06/25/2011 6:18:41 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: ClearCase_guy

show me someone else that has gone after pork not only in the opposing party but their party as well, and i’ll consider them


7 posted on 06/25/2011 6:19:40 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Lakeshark
I am voting for Sarah Palin on November 6, 2012. More precisely, I am voting for four electors from New Hampshire who will vote for her on December 11, 2012.

Even if I have to write them in.

8 posted on 06/25/2011 6:20:47 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
If she runs, she has the capacity and courage to run against the media, as well as the moral stature with how they have covered her in the past.

If she brings a campaign to the people of the USA that goes over the heads of the media, the ground will shift big time and she will have the opportunity to demonstrate just how wrong they have been.

There may not be a more important thing to do than bring down the media in the eyes of the American people.

9 posted on 06/25/2011 6:21:32 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Is she even running? Thats a question right there.


10 posted on 06/25/2011 6:22:09 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: Brices Crossroads; fantail 1952; babyfreep; Aria; NikkiB; FARS; blackie; Loud Mime; zzeeman; ...

(((((PING)))))


11 posted on 06/25/2011 6:23:48 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Lakeshark

With the rise of new media and the decline of Katie Couric and Dan Rather, etc. I think it is indeed possible that a smart politician can run against the MSM and actually open people’s eyes. If we get Voter ID in a few states, and if people realize that the MSM is a propaganda arm of the DNC, then the whole world of electoral politics will never be the same. Palin can do this and no one else can, I think.


12 posted on 06/25/2011 6:25:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Lakeshark; onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445

Excellent post.

Note to GOP contenders

Ponder the underlying truth in the old movie cliche,

“It’s quiet out there. Too quiet. I don’t like this”

Excerpt:

“....Assuming that Sarah Palin doesn’t run the campaign will go sort of like this: the media will talk up the largest RINO they can find in an attempt to split the Republican Party from within.  However, the real dirt will be kept securely under wraps.  As the Republican primary nears its close, the research effort will go into full force.  They will send squads of lawyers to go into every tiny detail of the candidate’s personal and professional life.  They will examine every detail of the life of the nominee from the day of their birth.  The researchers will talk to every ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, every business partner, and any employees they can find.”

“After the primary is over, they will start to dump the juiciest tidbits in carefully edited and scripted special stories.  National interviews will be granted to jilted lovers and business acquaintances that felt wronged by the candidate, or perhaps could be persuaded to feel wronged with a little interview stipend.  The candidate will be mocked for their lack of intelligence and any microscopic mispronunciation or slip of the tongue will result in a weeklong national news cycle about why that candidate is too stupid to be president.  The candidate will not have time to counter the perception and, combined with the media adoration of Obama, likely Obama would get another four years....”


13 posted on 06/25/2011 6:25:34 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Lakeshark
Since leaving the governor's office and acquiring her political freedom, she's gotten better, stronger and more adept at running the MSM in circles. All the while she's dishing policy and fine-tuning her image. She manages to keep the media loopy while taking on the serious stuff, all at the same time. Amazing.

I would thoroughly enjoy watching her continue to do it all from the WH for eight years.

14 posted on 06/25/2011 6:29:49 AM PDT by floozy22
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To: Lakeshark

Yep, the article speaks my words exactly: Sarah has to run now, whether one calls it fate, divine calling or whatever else because if not, then the media and the Establishment Republicans will win and win big I mind you. We will not hear the end of the gloating and musing about how “They” were right about Sarah running away and how “They” were able to stop her because “They” hold the power to raise people up or to bring down people they don’t like down. We will then see the media and anonymous Republican sources backstabbing other candidates so that Obama gets his 2nd term and Jeb Bush gets “his turn” in a open 2016 election.....they don’t think about the country well being but of who’s turn is it!!!


15 posted on 06/25/2011 6:30:22 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Lakeshark

Both my wife and I will vote for Sarah Palin!!

Be Ever Vigilant!!


16 posted on 06/25/2011 6:30:28 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Celtic Cross
It's a good question, but no one other than her is going to answer that.

There is plenty of time, she could wait until Labor Day if she chose to. If she has decided to run, she has also considered her timetable. I trust her instincts, and hope she runs, but won't be shattered if she does not.

The fight ultimately is against Obama and his minions, he must lose or we're screwed.

17 posted on 06/25/2011 6:30:39 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark
Although I'd vote for an inanimate carbon rod for president over zer0, I'd much prefer a real small-government conservative such as Sarah.


18 posted on 06/25/2011 6:32:08 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Lakeshark

This is an excellent, measured and spot on article IMO.

Too little is made of Palin’s libertarian-conservative leanings and the pitfalls of the more fundamentalist-style conservatives otherwise in the race. (E.g., the Bachmanns’ ‘Christian counseling business’? Bachmann’s opposition to gay marriage as her signature issue? Just wait until the Dems decide it’s time to make hay with that.)

Palin has been steady and forthright in her entirely conservative social positions and she has obviously walked the walk. But you never, ever hear her sounding hateful or hatefully judgmental about those who disagree with her. Throughout her career she has been consciously aware of reaching out to independent/libertarian types who are so prevalent in AK (and her family). You don’t see her compromising away her socially conservative principles, but they don’t get in the way of her focusing on the central economic issues that unite her constituents.

She has far more potential to be embraced by moderates and independents than does even the more big-governmentally and Establishmentally moderate Perry, who chooses to adopt a jarringly affected macho-conservative communication style.

She’s the real deal.


19 posted on 06/25/2011 6:32:32 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: floozy22
Since leaving the governor's office and acquiring her political freedom, she's gotten better, stronger and more adept at running the MSM in circles. All the while she's dishing policy and fine-tuning her image

BTTT for your post. Well said.

20 posted on 06/25/2011 6:32:32 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

:))


21 posted on 06/25/2011 6:34:24 AM PDT by floozy22
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To: Lakeshark

She would win if the press pointed out obastard’s stupidy (57 states, etc.) and leave Sarah alone.


22 posted on 06/25/2011 6:34:34 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Bring it ON!!! LOL!


23 posted on 06/25/2011 6:35:48 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: blackie
She has no ties to DC cronyism, or either party's crooks, ringmasters or the good ol' boys' Senate club, so she's hated.

Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 574 days as of June 25, 2011.

FLAG-WEST-PALIN_2

Palin / West 2012
Palin / West 2016
West  / Ryan 2020
West  / Ryan 2024
Ryan  / ?... 2028

west3
Obama is TOAST! The only question remains - regular or extra-crispy?


24 posted on 06/25/2011 6:39:21 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: New Jersey Realist
The press will never point that out.

Did you see the Youtube posted yesterday that showed Obama gaffing over and over while his supporters were saying how dumb Palin is? It made the point so clearly, I just had to laugh.

That's the kind of info that is our job to get out there. I sent it to most of my email lilst yesterday.

25 posted on 06/25/2011 6:41:01 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: 9YearLurker
But you never, ever hear her sounding hateful or hatefully judgmental about those who disagree with her.

You don’t see her compromising away her socially conservative principles, but they don’t get in the way of her focusing on the central economic issues that unite her constituents.

She has far more potential to be embraced by moderates and independents

Excellent points.

The mega-crowds she attracted in '08 were not all Republicans. The 3 million or so followers on FB are not all Republicans. We hear how Republican women "don't like her." That might be partially true, but a lot of independent/moderate women absolutely adore her - because, as you said, she's the real deal.

26 posted on 06/25/2011 6:43:32 AM PDT by floozy22
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To: C210N; Lakeshark
http://designedbynatalie.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/timemagazinecoversarahpalin.jpg

This will be the only issue of TIME ever allowed in my house, and that day will be Oh So Sweet!

RUN SARAH, RUN!!!!

27 posted on 06/25/2011 6:43:35 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: Celtic Cross

If she doesn´t she´s given up on America like we all will have too.


28 posted on 06/25/2011 6:44:00 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: Lakeshark

She is running. You can conclude that from the fact that she has not said she won’t. If she wasn’t interested she’d have said so by now. There is no reason to wait to say no, only a reason to wait to say yes.
Undecided? — that is not a Palin quality.


29 posted on 06/25/2011 6:46:05 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT)
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To: Covenantor
Sarah's ace is that she has already accomplished in Alaska as governor what needs to be done in America as president.

She has the basic Christian spiritual qualities Franklin (I think) said was needed to properly (by their definition [the founders]) be a citizen of a Christian principled Republic, not even mentioning the obvious .. to govern,
She's come up through the ranks from concerned citizen to experienced politician,
She made of a so-so State, a viable enterprise
She fought and won against the good ol' boys,
She brought money rightfully due Alaskans back to Alaska and put it in the people's pockets,
She's intelligent and clever and if you don't know it by now, she's one step ahead everyone that is against her.
She has defeated enemies and made friends, unlike too many pols today that make enemies and defeat friends.

It's hacknied, I know, but Sarah's the real deal and America needs her, if not for president, at least Sec of State, or some high level security position.

Someplace a clear thinking and powerfully voiced patriot WILL do good

30 posted on 06/25/2011 6:54:00 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Lakeshark

I’ve been skeptical on Palin, both on her chances to win if she does run, and on her intentions to run at all.

However, last week, I witnessed a rather interesting conversation, that could be taken either way.

One of my coworkers (female, Hispanic, and generally Democrat but with some conservative tendencies), was talking with another coworker I know to be a conservative.

The coworker mentioned that she was “no fan of Sarah Palin” but that she LOVED “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and that it showed how beautiful the state was, that she really loved her state and was impressed by her on that show.

He chuckled and said “Well I’m no Palin fan either” but then agreed how beautiful AK was, and that she did a good job with the show.

So, it could either mean that, simply, they like what they saw of Alaska and the show itself, or, perhaps, that deep down, maybe they could warm up to Palin over time, but still feel it’s socially important to add that “I’m no Palin Fan” disclaimer when speaking positively of her.

My guess is neither one would vote for her at this point, being Maryland and all...but who knows?


31 posted on 06/25/2011 7:12:13 AM PDT by RockinRight (Cain/Bachmann, Bachmann/Rubio, or, if you really want some fun, Cain/McCotter in 2012!)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
"She is running"

Maybe, but right now Backmann is occupying Sarah's ground, also were I advising Sarah I would tell her to wait until after the debt ceiling is dealt with so she would have a better idea of exactly how bad things are going to be in 2012.

32 posted on 06/25/2011 7:13:31 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Lakeshark

Here’s the money-quote:

On the issues, Palin’s conservatism combined with her small-government libertarianism will make a stark contrast to Obama who will now be forced to defend his policies rather than run on emotion ad-hominem attacks and catchy phrases.

Like Reagan said, we need to paint our differences with liberals with bold colors, not faint pastels.


33 posted on 06/25/2011 7:17:54 AM PDT by TheRobb7 (BLAMING BUSH NEVER FILLED MY GAS TANK.)
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To: Lakeshark
I think she will make an announcement of a Presidential run around July 4, 2011. And she will run on the economic plank of:

1. Reducing the size of government by removing overlapping bureaucracy, reducing the size of agencies in general and streamlining regulations.
2. Overhauling the income tax system to make it less expensive to comply with and make it more business friendly in order to encourage savings and capital investments staying in the USA.
3. Aggressively going after the "fat cats" on Wall Street to stop the speculative excesses that caused the 1929 and 2008 stock market crashes.

Just these three steps alone will go a LONG way towards fostering a revival of America in general.

34 posted on 06/25/2011 7:29:58 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Lakeshark

I believe that the Palin appeal is like the Perot fervor of 92’. I believe it will work for her better than it did for Perot if she gets the nomination as a Republican. She has an excellent chance of winning in a 2 party election. The 19 million votes that went for Perot will be mostly hers if she gets the #1 spot on the Republican ticket. The MSM is doing their best to divide an conquer, even their pseudo support of Romney and Bachmann is nothing more than trying their best to wipe Palin of the ticket. Damn, she has got to win!


35 posted on 06/25/2011 7:38:01 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The storm clouds of war are on the horizon, 1939 is again approaching us.)
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To: RayChuang88

hey that’s a great platform.

the other candidates do not have any good ideas.
even Tim Pawlenty ...I’m not sure what he would do.

we are in such bad shape in both bloated government
and taxes and regulation that it would be GREAT
to run on these ideas


36 posted on 06/25/2011 7:43:01 AM PDT by preamble
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To: Jim Noble

I am too.... :)


37 posted on 06/25/2011 8:05:07 AM PDT by No!
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To: Lakeshark
ineluctable
38 posted on 06/25/2011 8:10:37 AM 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: Celtic Cross
Is she even running? Thats a question right there.

If she weren't, she would have said so.

She is the de facto front-runner, and everybody knows it.

Does the fact that her movie is deputing in IOWA ring any bells? What happens in IOWA? Do you need a hint?

Not declaring until the last minute is of strategic advantage to her, and strategic disadvantage to her Democrat and Republican opponents.

It keeps them all in total disarray.

Would you have her give up her strategic advantage to make it "fair" for the RINOs?

39 posted on 06/25/2011 8:18:05 AM 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: RockinRight

Hmmm, usually the “but” after the 1st sentence negates that sentence.

It’s what is said after that matters.

Sounds like they would vote for her. Rush has been speaking a lot about the people who say “I love Sarah, but.....she can’t win.”

They really don’t love Sarah.


40 posted on 06/25/2011 8:24:23 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: Lakeshark

Run Sarah Run!!! Ping!!!


41 posted on 06/25/2011 8:36:30 AM PDT by blf1776 (Mrs. Palin tear down that tent!!!)
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To: Lakeshark

Run Sarah Run!!! Ping!!!


42 posted on 06/25/2011 8:36:39 AM PDT by blf1776 (Mrs. Palin tear down that tent!!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Sarah is far and away my first choice. I’m not even sure I have a second choice at this point. “

Well said. I’d follow her into Hell if she’d lead.


43 posted on 06/25/2011 8:43:52 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Lakeshark
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

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

44 posted on 06/25/2011 8:51:40 AM 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: Lakeshark

She read the Tortoise and the Hare. Let the others spin their wheels and spend their money. It will be Sarah who crosses the finish line without ever breaking a sweat.


45 posted on 06/25/2011 9:05:06 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Sarah Palin is the mirror by which evil reflects back upon itself until consumed out of existence)
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To: Lakeshark

They did the same thing to Dan Quayle for the same reasons. Sarah has come through it far better and stronger.


46 posted on 06/25/2011 9:07:12 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: NoGrayZone

“Rush has been speaking a lot about the people who say “I love Sarah, but.....she can’t win.”

Rush is becoming a has-been. Selling tea, constant commercials and nothing but economic conservatism and Republican politics.


47 posted on 06/25/2011 9:09:09 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21
"Rush is becoming a has-been."

Oh please, spare me.

48 posted on 06/25/2011 9:16:39 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: Luke21

What is the problem with Rush selling tea? Its not new, remember the ties? I still have mine and it is a work of art. If you have a problem Rush selling a product then just don’t buy it. I applaud Rush in his effort to stimulate the economy and employ a number of folks in producing a product. Its called capitolism.


49 posted on 06/25/2011 9:36:36 AM PDT by TonyM (E)
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To: Lakeshark

Sarah will announce here candidacy for POTUS just before the July 4th holiday.


50 posted on 06/25/2011 9:50:09 AM PDT by Mogollon (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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