Skip to comments.Laura Ingraham pushes back on Sarah Palin primary threat
Posted on 07/29/2011 2:00:56 PM PDT by ejdrapesEdited on 07/29/2011 7:16:35 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, one of the high-profile certified non-moderates urging the GOP to support John Boehner's debt ceiling bill, leveled criticism at Sarah Palin during today's show for raising the prospect of 2012 primary challenges to House Republicans.
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Beware of Politico stirring the pot.
Another Surrender Monkey opens her mouth and spews!
I have had about enough of Ingraham too. Lindsey Graham's old girlfriend.
Love Laura, but she’s wrong. Nothing focuses a congressman’s mind like a potential primary challenge. Palin is injecting a little reminder into a debate that is threatening to become unmoored from reality.
I’ve been writing her as well. She is capitulating.
Absolutely true. But last night she filled in for Ted Baxter and she spent the whole hour going off on the nit wits that the Tea Party people are for not taking this deal and running. You would have thought she was Boners spokesperson.
It’s weird how the Politico refuses to watch what the buffoons on their side are up to. The Politico appears to be suffering from a severe case of Republican Derangement Syndrome (RDS).
They (Inside the Beltway ‘conservatives’) sure do enjoy vicious attacks on us don’t they?
Nobody has the right to threaten their job-security.
Some people take this politics-stuff far too seriously.
</sarcasm> (for the inevitable idiots who can't recognize it)
Hope Laura walks this back, would hate to have to start calling Theodora Baxter ;-)
Makin’ friends inside the beltway there Laura? Don’t let the cash trump the ol’ principles.
Laura has been on the wrong side ALL of this debate. Anyone have her contact?
I almost didn’t recognize Laura today. She was snarky and sarcastic, actually setting up one of Obama’s famous false choices: “if Republicans don’t go with Boehner’s plan they’re voting with Pelosi!” She was fawning over Bill Kristol and very rude to any caller who disagreed with her.
What happened to her??
Draft the ideal plan..or the closest thing you can to it...pass it in the house with GOP support only. Send it to the Senate where it dies. Take the best deal you can from the dems. Spend the next 15 months making the case that the American people could have had your plan but got something worse instead.
People...this isn’t defeat, it’s the roadmap to a win in 2012. The house, senate and Presidency.
NOTHING from Politico is worth reading.
The fact that Ingraham can hang out with BOR says a lot about her real positioning on the Tea Party - RINO spectrum.
When we get the list, we'll send it to you airmail. Sarcastic shrew.
IMO Ingraham is a certified moderate, not conservative.
A vote for Boehner is a vote to overwhelm our kids and grandkids with unbearable debt. I have no problem with anyone being primaried for so recklessly voting against the Constitutional principle of limited government. I know the pressure is intense on members to vote for more destructive socialism , but who are our Congressmen serving, the Constitution or the NWO? Bob
GOP pundits are like GOP pols, they usually have a limited shelf life.
Her alias is now Theodosia Baxter.
Stick to what you do best Laura. Gushing over Romney’s coif.
Certified non-moderate?????????????????? The woman is a RINO! An unmarried RINO!
Larua has joined the ranks of Ann Coulter and several other alledged conservative media talking bobbleheads, they are now part of the ruling elite’s...........
Rush basically said the same thing Sarah said today on his show, will Larua attack rush now.....
Apparently Ms. Laura is an establishment Republican kind of gal.
She has become a Beltway insider - Krauthamer,Rove,Kristol, etc.
We can't all agree on every single issue 100% of the time.
I was watching as well. The only thing she cares about is the Republicans image and the 2012 elections...notably the WH and Sen. majority with anyone that has an R next to their name (RINO or not).
She dated Keith Olbermann. Need I say any more about her judgment?
I think what has been revealed, is that we don’t need to increase the debt limit after all.
The world will keep turning........
I say let them listen to their own constituents.
Shut up and sing, Laura.
Sorry, they may be “pot stirring” but Ingraham gave them the pot.
Yep. Politico is a sewer. And they are laughing at the infighting they're encouraging within the GOP.
Everybody is upset about where this has gone and what is the best strategy from here. And it's not ideal.
I expect Laura Ingraham and Allen West to clarify and walk back their remarks regarding the Tea Party.
I would expect that Sarah Palin also clarifies her remarks about an inferred primary threat to Pence, Ryan or West. They are all on the same team.
And where is Mordor, Laura?
You’re sitting in it.
Rush said we need to throw out primary challenges to House members?
Laura, being a Washingtonian and talkshow host, builds relationships with all these politicians and media types and party people. They become her neighbors and friends and frequent guests and part of her social circle. A regular turnover of citizen-representatives would make life so much more difficult and unpredictable. Why is a primary challenge a “threat”? It is a threat only to the career politician who makes his living off the taxpayer, who thinks he owns his “seat”.
I have to disagree with Laura Ingraham on this one. She is falling into the Washington Beltway trap of buying into the Democrat meme. The Democrats have postulated that we absolutely, positively MUST raise the federal debt ceiling by August 2nd or catastrophe looms. If the House Republicans block a deal, they are the cause of all the misery that will proceed. On this false basis, Laura Ingram (and many other supposedly conservative commentators) are bemoaning the TEA party Republican freshmen as ‘intransigent’ and foolishly standing on principle instead of playing the game with the Democrats (raise the debt limit now, big cuts later, if at all.) Ingraham ignores the fact that raising the debt limit is still allowing Obama to put the country another 2 billion plus in the hole. Her sneering at House Republicans that are standing firm is insulting and very off-putting. I may never quite watch/listen to Laura Ingrham with much enthusiasm after this debacle. She appears to either be unable to see whats happening, rendering her analysis as useless or she is attempting to be on the side of commentators such as Charles Krauthammer who consider themselves pragmatists that are savvy to Washington politics. Frankly, I’m sick of Beltway ‘pragmatism’ that has gotten us 14 trillion plus in debt. That being the case, I stand with the TEA party House Republicans, not Laura Ingrham.
Sarah Palin happened to her. And to Ann Coulter.
A new, shiny, beautiful chick is on the scene and it’s getting their goat.
Go, Sarah, go!
laura’s becoming a rino.
Ingrate is just trying to find her nitche. There is a need for a RINO/Moderate voice. I don’t listen. I guess some people do. Maybe McCain and Goober Graham can fill in from time to time.
Blame the GOP leadership. We didn’t have this public display of infighting a week or so ago after CCB passed.
Did you hear Laura over the last two days? Politico is not exaggerating. Laura went way over the top blaming the Tea Party...
Mark Levin apparently took to his facebook page to dliver a well deserved swipe to Ingra It is entitled “Shame!”.
Sarah Palin need not get her hands dirty engaging with nobodies like Ingraham. In order to do so, she would have to aim down...way down.
Ha! I knew Ted Baxter, but you sent me to Google on that one!
Laura,You are on the WRONG side of this,now to save a little credibility, just be quiet.