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Laura Ingraham pushes back on Sarah Palin primary threat
Politico ^ | July 29, 2011 | ALEXANDER BURNS

Posted on 07/29/2011 2:00:56 PM PDT by ejdrapes

Edited 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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KEYWORDS: lauraingraham; palin; sarahpalin
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No, Larua thank god we have people who stand on principle. Most of the time that's the reason we get half a loaf. If it wasn't for the grass roots we'd be totally screwed. I do agree with her though that throwing out primary challenge threats right now isn't helpful. I can't believe Palin really thinks someone like Paul Ryan or Alan West should be primaried because they're voting for Boehner 3.0. So I'm not sure who that challege was directed at.
1 posted on 07/29/2011 2:00:59 PM PDT by ejdrapes
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To: ejdrapes

Beware of Politico stirring the pot.


2 posted on 07/29/2011 2:02:28 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: ejdrapes

Another Surrender Monkey opens her mouth and spews!


3 posted on 07/29/2011 2:02:56 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: ejdrapes
Ingraham argued in her broadcast that Palin's note was unhelpful to the GOP — and to the tea party

I have had about enough of Ingraham too. Lindsey Graham's old girlfriend.

4 posted on 07/29/2011 2:04:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ejdrapes

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.


5 posted on 07/29/2011 2:04:51 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: ejdrapes

I’ve been writing her as well. She is capitulating.


6 posted on 07/29/2011 2:06:14 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Beware of Politico stirring the pot.

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.

7 posted on 07/29/2011 2:06:17 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ejdrapes

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).


8 posted on 07/29/2011 2:06:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: ejdrapes

They (Inside the Beltway ‘conservatives’) sure do enjoy vicious attacks on us don’t they?


9 posted on 07/29/2011 2:06:35 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: ejdrapes
Those guys are elected for life!

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)

10 posted on 07/29/2011 2:07:23 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: Tallguy

Hope Laura walks this back, would hate to have to start calling Theodora Baxter ;-)


11 posted on 07/29/2011 2:07:36 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ejdrapes

Makin’ friends inside the beltway there Laura? Don’t let the cash trump the ol’ principles.


12 posted on 07/29/2011 2:07:48 PM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Tallguy

Laura has been on the wrong side ALL of this debate. Anyone have her contact?


13 posted on 07/29/2011 2:07:49 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: ejdrapes

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??


14 posted on 07/29/2011 2:08:16 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: ejdrapes

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.


15 posted on 07/29/2011 2:08:36 PM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: ejdrapes

NOTHING from Politico is worth reading.


16 posted on 07/29/2011 2:08:59 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: ejdrapes

The fact that Ingraham can hang out with BOR says a lot about her real positioning on the Tea Party - RINO spectrum.


17 posted on 07/29/2011 2:09:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ejdrapes
Ingraham and Coulter can get together and cry in their spritzers.
18 posted on 07/29/2011 2:09:53 PM PDT by JPG (Yes she can!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
She proceeded to run through a list of conservatives who have endorsed Boehner's plan, quipping sarcastically: "I guess we're threatening, implicitly, explicitly, Paul Ryan, Col. Allen West, Mike Pence is gonna be out of the House of Representatives. He'll be the governor of Indiana. Maybe we can run someone else as governor of Indiana, to run for the governorship, 'cause Pence is obviously a sellout. Can I have the whole list of sellouts? I need the list so I can make sure I understand who's going to get the primary challenge."

When we get the list, we'll send it to you airmail. Sarcastic shrew.

19 posted on 07/29/2011 2:10:10 PM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: GoCards

Mail.


20 posted on 07/29/2011 2:10:24 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: ejdrapes

IMO Ingraham is a certified moderate, not conservative.


21 posted on 07/29/2011 2:10:24 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ejdrapes

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


22 posted on 07/29/2011 2:11:29 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'll just go back to the dream I was having, before love went astray." Al Stewart)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

GOP pundits are like GOP pols, they usually have a limited shelf life.


23 posted on 07/29/2011 2:12:26 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Her alias is now Theodosia Baxter.


24 posted on 07/29/2011 2:12:33 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("I'll just go back to the dream I was having, before love went astray." Al Stewart)
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To: ejdrapes

Stick to what you do best Laura. Gushing over Romney’s coif.


25 posted on 07/29/2011 2:12:44 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: ejdrapes

Certified non-moderate?????????????????? The woman is a RINO! An unmarried RINO!


26 posted on 07/29/2011 2:13:15 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: ejdrapes

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.....


27 posted on 07/29/2011 2:13:28 PM PDT by stockpirate (Proud member of the TEA Party Hobbits.........)
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To: ejdrapes

Apparently Ms. Laura is an establishment Republican kind of gal.

Disappointing...


28 posted on 07/29/2011 2:15:55 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: ejdrapes

She has become a Beltway insider - Krauthamer,Rove,Kristol, etc.


29 posted on 07/29/2011 2:16:02 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: bigbob
Hope Laura walks this back, would hate to have to start calling Theodora Baxter ;-)

We can't all agree on every single issue 100% of the time.

30 posted on 07/29/2011 2:16:13 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Lazlo in PA

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).


31 posted on 07/29/2011 2:16:35 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: JohnBrownUSA; Quill Pen; The Iceman Cometh; Norm Lenhart; Springfield Reformer; ...

(((((PING)))))


32 posted on 07/29/2011 2:16:41 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Laura is an Ivy League grad. She makes a lot of money playing the role of a conservative, but when push comes to shove, she always sides with the cocktail party set.

She dated Keith Olbermann. Need I say any more about her judgment?

33 posted on 07/29/2011 2:16:59 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: ejdrapes

I think what has been revealed, is that we don’t need to increase the debt limit after all.

The world will keep turning........


34 posted on 07/29/2011 2:17:31 PM PDT by dila813
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To: ejdrapes

I say let them listen to their own constituents.


35 posted on 07/29/2011 2:17:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: ejdrapes

Shut up and sing, Laura.


36 posted on 07/29/2011 2:17:58 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Gator113

Sorry, they may be “pot stirring” but Ingraham gave them the pot.


37 posted on 07/29/2011 2:18:12 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Can we keep our attacks focused on the real enemy: Obama)
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Beware of Politico stirring 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.

38 posted on 07/29/2011 2:20:48 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: 9YearLurker

And where is Mordor, Laura?
You’re sitting in it.


39 posted on 07/29/2011 2:21:40 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: stockpirate

Rush said we need to throw out primary challenges to House members?


40 posted on 07/29/2011 2:21:59 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Can we keep our attacks focused on the real enemy: Obama)
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To: ejdrapes

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”.


41 posted on 07/29/2011 2:22:18 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ejdrapes

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.


42 posted on 07/29/2011 2:22:41 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

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!


43 posted on 07/29/2011 2:22:50 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Casey Anthony is guilty as hell)
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To: ejdrapes

laura’s becoming a rino.


44 posted on 07/29/2011 2:23:07 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: SoConPubbie

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.


45 posted on 07/29/2011 2:23:12 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Servant of the Cross

Blame the GOP leadership. We didn’t have this public display of infighting a week or so ago after CCB passed.


46 posted on 07/29/2011 2:23:28 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Can we keep our attacks focused on the real enemy: Obama)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Did you hear Laura over the last two days? Politico is not exaggerating. Laura went way over the top blaming the Tea Party...


47 posted on 07/29/2011 2:23:40 PM PDT by halo66
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To: Gator113

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.

https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150245447920946


48 posted on 07/29/2011 2:23:51 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: alstewartfan

Ha! I knew Ted Baxter, but you sent me to Google on that one!


49 posted on 07/29/2011 2:24:45 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ejdrapes

Laura,You are on the WRONG side of this,now to save a little credibility, just be quiet.


50 posted on 07/29/2011 2:25:03 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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