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Iowa tea party event to feature Palin and O'Donnell
CNN ^ | 08/30/2011 | Kevin Bohn

Posted on 08/30/2011 5:20:20 AM PDT by Hawk720

Former Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has joined Sarah Palin as a speaker at a tea party rally this weekend in Iowa, one of the event's organizers told CNN.

A representative of O'Donnell, who is travelling the country to promote her book "Troublemaker," approached the rally's representatives Monday to ask if there was room for her to speak, Charlie Gruschow, national co-chairman of the Iowa-based Tea Party of America, said. And there was.

No other national leaders will be addressing the rally, Gruschow said. Palin is slated as the event's closing speaker on Saturday afternoon.

Palin's address is drawing interest from around the nation, according to Gruschow, who said he has not been given any additional information on what the former Alaska governor may discuss at the event.

"She will make a major statement at the event," Gruschow said last week. "Whether it be an announcement to run, not to run, or lay a marker in the sand for other candidates."

The rally is meant to help promote the tea party values of limited government, the importance of the Constitution and fiscal responsibility, event organizers have said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charliegruschow; christineodonnell; gruschow; iowa; palin; sarahpalin; teaparty; teapartyofamerica

1 posted on 08/30/2011 5:20:23 AM PDT by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

Ok, I bet this is it.

One way or another we will all know her plans after this event.

Will she run?

Will she endorse Rick Perry?

Will she announce she’s not running but without endorsing anybody?

Will she do something else?

Whatever it is, I think it’s going to be big.


2 posted on 08/30/2011 5:42:04 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Hawk720
Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.

ineluctable

3 posted on 08/30/2011 5:43:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: samtheman
My guess is she pulls a Perot and challenges us to build a 50 State team in 30 days and she will run....
4 posted on 08/30/2011 5:44:51 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Hawk720

More Info: http://www.teapartyofamerica.org/


5 posted on 08/30/2011 5:46:46 AM 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: samtheman

The best way to look at it is that anything Palin does is big anyway.

She will announce her candidacy when she thinks it’s best. Patience is a virtue.


6 posted on 08/30/2011 5:49:12 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately--reason serves faith.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"Whether it be an announcement to run, not to run, or lay a marker in the sand for other candidates."

One candidates "marker" is another candidates kneecap. I predict there will be some unhappy campers after her address and they won't be Governor Palin's supporters.

7 posted on 08/30/2011 5:50:49 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.

You better watch out,
You better not cry,
Better not pout,
I'm telling you why:
Sarahcuda is coming to town.

She's making a list,
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out
Who's naughty and nice.
Sarahcuda is coming to town.

8 posted on 08/30/2011 5:57:29 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: taildragger

She’s made it clear she is committed to the Republican Party primary process...no third party.


9 posted on 08/30/2011 6:08:27 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: taildragger
My guess is she pulls a Perot and challenges us to build a 50 State team in 30 days and she will run....

Uhmm, just in case you've forgotten, Perot's shenanigans helped get Slick Willie elected in 1992. Do we really want a repeat of that in 2012?
10 posted on 08/30/2011 6:11:06 AM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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To: Hawk720
Took only 7 days to get my first “Finger” for having my new Palin 2012 bumper sticker. Gotta love pissing off lefties.
11 posted on 08/30/2011 6:18:33 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (Go Mama Grizzly! Palin 2012)
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To: taildragger

It’s built. OFP, Organize For Palin, is already down to the congressional district level.


12 posted on 08/30/2011 6:20:33 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Google SCOAMF)
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To: taildragger

Palin does not have to challenge us to build a 50-state team; it’s already here. Go to this page to get the info for your state:

http://www.organize4palin.com/states/


13 posted on 08/30/2011 6:40:37 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

Built it is.

http://www.organize4palin.com


14 posted on 08/30/2011 6:42:36 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Hawk720

Christine O’Donnell ? Well, that sure adds gravity to this event.


15 posted on 08/30/2011 6:44:30 AM PDT by magritte
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To: Bigg Red
Built it is

I didn't think Yoda was allowed here anymore

16 posted on 08/30/2011 6:46:51 AM PDT by super7man
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To: magritte
Christine O’Donnell ? Well, that sure adds gravity to this event.

Sure does. Both Palin and O'Donnell took on the GOP establishment and corruption in their states and won. The GOP leadership in DE has been stripped of RINOS.

And she would have been a better Senator by a factor of 100 than that idiot Chris Coons.

17 posted on 08/30/2011 6:51:34 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: reasonisfaith

She will announce her candidacy IF she thinks it’s best. My thinking right now is that it’s NOT best. I hope she sees it that way. I look forward to her playing the same fantastic supporting role she played in 2010. Then serving as Secretary of Energy. The. Running for President in 2020.


18 posted on 08/30/2011 7:01:21 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: magritte

By adding this looney to the agenda, they sure diminished Palin further. Now, Palin will be paired at the event with this looney as the featured duo speakers. Well, does not get any worse for the Palin supporters.


19 posted on 08/30/2011 7:04:27 AM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: Tex-Con-Man
You miss my point the RNC / GOP is so dysfunctional and cannot be trusted ( don't ask ) that she can run as a Republican with her own people, buidlings, phone systems etc devoid or Rinoism(s)... They then have to accept her...
20 posted on 08/30/2011 7:08:17 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: NeoCaveman; Bigg Red

I know of C4P, I am on the list, we don’t have a state coordinator and quiet frankly I am not impressed and it is looking like all hat and no cattle. Won’t answer my emails, request to meet with people to get something going. You tell me what the heck is going on, I am not happy with them at this point...


21 posted on 08/30/2011 7:11:14 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

You were using Perot as an example. He started a third party. That’s what I was responding to.

If she does what what you’re describing...welcome to the Party.


22 posted on 08/30/2011 7:14:11 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Thankx TCM, I did need to explain myself.


23 posted on 08/30/2011 7:16:54 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: magritte
The msm has successfully trivialized Christine in the eyes of many. However IMO she's fought a good fight in Delaware. She deserves a lot of credit for supporting and being a leader in the Tea Party.

I'm not about tossing her under the bus.

24 posted on 08/30/2011 7:21:42 AM PDT by duckln
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To: indianrightwinger
By adding this looney to the agenda, they sure diminished Palin further. Now, Palin will be paired at the event with this looney as the featured duo speakers. Well, does not get any worse for the Palin supporters.

The ODS is strong with this one.

25 posted on 08/30/2011 8:15:44 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: P-Marlowe; taildragger

After Rove predicted she’d announce her candidacy on 2 or 3 September, the Palin site said this:

“Setting The Record Straight: Wrong & Misleading
Posted on August 23, 2011
Three years ago DC pundits predicted with glee the demise of Sarah Palin’s political career. This past weekend their tune changed, citing false information that she has made a decision and set a date regarding a future campaign. Any professional pundit claiming to have “inside information” regarding Governor Palin’s personal decision is not only wrong but their comments are specifically intended to mislead the American public. These are the same tired establishment political games that fuel the 24 hour news cycle and that all Americans will hopefully reject in 2012, and this is more of the “politics-as-usual” that Sarah Palin has fought against throughout her career.”


26 posted on 08/30/2011 8:34:49 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: Hawk720

RT @RealClearScott: Charlie Gruschow (Tea Party of America co-founder) confirms Christine O’Donnell will not speak at Palin rally on Sat.
1 hour ago

Looks like it’s a bogus story!


27 posted on 08/30/2011 8:37:19 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Apparently she was disinvited after the TP group received tons of e-mails criticizing the decision of these folks to use COD as a warm-up act for Palin.


28 posted on 08/30/2011 9:12:10 AM PDT by techno
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To: exit82

Hahahaha....the organizers thought better too and dis-invited this looney. Thank god for the sake of the seriousness of the Tea Party movement.


29 posted on 08/30/2011 9:18:24 AM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: Hawk720

“Christine O’Donnell Won’t Appear After All at Tea Party Rally” http://on.wsj.com/qrrbR1


30 posted on 08/30/2011 9:39:02 AM PDT by GlockLady (Sarah Palin - The Antidote - Going Oval January 20, 2013!)
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To: Hawk720

Does this mean Christine is going to announce a run for President?


31 posted on 08/30/2011 9:43:08 AM PDT by Kazan
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To: taildragger

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. Our Maryland group is doing quite well. Don’t forget that it is all volunteer, so that may explain the lack of email response. (I have had some issues along those lines here, as well.)


32 posted on 08/30/2011 9:55:29 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: techno
Apparently she was disinvited after the TP group received tons of e-mails criticizing the decision of these folks to use COD as a warm-up act for Palin.

Weak. You don't build a movement by throwing supporters under the bus. This "she's speaking/she's not speaking" garbage reeks of amateur hour.
33 posted on 08/30/2011 9:56:39 AM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: super7man

:)

Interesting point: If it were not for this site, I would not have gotten that at all, as I am in no way a “Star Wars” fan. But Yoda’s manner of speaking has been referenced here so many times that I got your joke.


34 posted on 08/30/2011 9:59:18 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: techno

Nope she was invited to attend never to speak.


35 posted on 08/30/2011 11:55:00 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: indianrightwinger

Gee, it sounds more like the sponsoring group didn’t have its act together. How does that make COD a looney?

And where did the supposed emails come from?

The story makes the organizers look like amateurs, but then again, that’s the Tea Party and that’s OK with me.

But “the looney” took down Castle and Tom Ross here in DE, and no one was ever able to do that.

What’s your contribution been?


36 posted on 08/30/2011 12:15:43 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Hawk720

Christine, I think you’re a great gal, but this is Gov. Palin’s moment. For the moment, you are out, unfair as it may seem. Your time will come soon. Bob


37 posted on 08/30/2011 12:25:37 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("The movie's rolled down to the last reel. It's got an ending you never planned. Harry Chapin)
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To: Hawk720

Not so, already debunked, Palin will speak, O’Donnell will not. As per C4P.


38 posted on 08/30/2011 7:23:08 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: taildragger
I know of C4P, I am on the list, we don’t have a state coordinator and quiet frankly I am not impressed and it is looking like all hat and no cattle. Won’t answer my emails, request to meet with people to get something going. You tell me what the heck is going on, I am not happy with them at this point...

Even their website lists no one for New Hampshire or South Carolina.

39 posted on 08/30/2011 9:04:37 PM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: Sea Parrot; Admin Moderator
Not so, already debunked, Palin will speak, O’Donnell will not. As per C4P.

Maybe we should add "debunked" to the thread title.

40 posted on 08/30/2011 9:36:31 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: indianrightwinger
You made yourself quite the jackass in post # 19.

Seems pretty normal though.........

41 posted on 08/30/2011 9:40:14 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Semper911

It is now officially un-debunked, getting stranger all the time.

“@ChristineOD Christine O’Donnell
In Troublemaker I talk about ‘rising above it’, and have humbly re-accepted the re-invitation to speak in Iowa on Saturday.”
.

http://twitter.com/#!/ChristineOD/status/108716055047835648


42 posted on 08/30/2011 9:51:57 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Sea Parrot

Circus. Sarah must be pissed.


43 posted on 08/30/2011 10:07:21 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Waywardson
Even their website lists no one for New Hampshire or South Carolina.

And it gets me Wayward, I am in Michigan and my gut tells me this State could be the big enchilada. Where is the ground game? She has or we have to build it, but if some folks set up a website nationally to do so and I get they are probably volunteers what gives when they can't even ask me to take the ball and run with it even if I am the wrong person to do it, or put me on a list as grunts and say we will get back to you?

O4P better get their act together and soon...

44 posted on 08/31/2011 3:12:27 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: magritte
Christine O’Donnel—the TEA PARTY CANDIDATE who beat Rove’s Leftist RINO in the primary—then the RINOs back-stabbed her to defeat and now they kick her around like the elitist snots they are.
She wasn't the most electable conservative but at least she WAS a conservative a TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVE.
I had heard that she was dis invited but thank God Sarah,Christine and the TEA PARTY stick together.
45 posted on 08/31/2011 3:28:08 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("11/4/2008: The day America elected a pyromaniac in the middle of a fire storm.")
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To: indianrightwinger
Hahahaha....the organizers thought better too and dis-invited this looney. Thank god for the sake of the seriousness of the Tea Party movement.

See post # 42.

The "looney" is back on the schedule.

My, my.

Who's the looney now?

46 posted on 08/31/2011 7:09:04 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Bigg Red

OK I checked Florida. 14 of 67 counties have a co-ordinator. Yikes!


47 posted on 08/31/2011 7:18:24 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: samtheman

The problem with Palin not running for president is that nobody out there even comes close.

Because the problems we have are summed up in one word: corruption.

To be the right president in these times, you have to hate corruption and you have to have the record to show it.

Only Palin has this.


48 posted on 08/31/2011 7:49:56 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately--reason serves faith.)
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