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Thank You for Your Generous Contribution to Attacking Sarah Palin
Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2012 | John Ransom

Posted on 03/13/2012 4:27:49 AM PDT by Kaslin

It’s no big surprise that Hollywood liberals would band together in an Occupy History moment to try to rewrite the story of the 2008 presidential campaign. No surprise too that they’d cast Sarah Palin as the out-of-control villain who blew up John McCain’s campaign for the movie.

If you could buy liberals for how much they know and sell ‘em for how much they don’t know, you could make a large fortune. You might even make enough to fund the whole welfare state.

So it should shock no one that the HBO mockumentary Game Change is just  another in a long list of hit pieces aimed by the progressive left at one of the most unique political figures of our time, Sarah Palin.

But what should shock and outrage you is that the veneer of credibility that allows Hollywood’s latest bash-Sarah-scheme to thrive, is that it has been funded by contributions from conservatives just like you.

Love her or hate her- and I happen to love her- she’s unique, in the same way that Harry Truman was, and even- gasp!- Abe Lincoln, another political figure mocked for not caring about the difference between a fish fork and a salad fork.

And like Lincoln, Palin has proven awfully cagey at the political arts, parlaying her 15 weeks of VP-ticket fame into a formidable, long-lasting industry.

And that’s what really galls liberals. Left unchecked, they think, she might even become – double gasp!- president of the United States.

Imagine if we allowed people like Sarah Palin, who have a whole lot of common sense and actually believe in the ideas of reform, to run our country and kicked out the Ivy League Baby Boomers trapped in their golden cage.   

After all, elite progressives think that you need to be Harvard, Yale or Princeton-trained in order to most effectively squander the trillions of dollars that Obama-Bush have on various schemes- green schemes, jobs schemes, healthcare schemes, mortgage schemes, global warming schemes, foreign policy schemes- to as little effect as the political administrations who have killed the last decade of economic development.   

And squandering money gives them the perfect excuse for asking for more money. That’s liberal politics practiced at the elite level, by both parties.

And in furtherance of their abuse of money, the funds that you and I donated out of our want to John McCain v.08 has been the logistical lifeline for those who have trashed Mrs. Palin the most.

Because the “inside” information in Game Change- and every other attack on Palin-was supplied by people who were paid by the McCain campaign to try to get John McCain and Sarah Palin elected. These were self-professed Bushies, who were, in fact, so insecure and so unsure of themselves that they always insisted on being described as “Senior Policy Advisor to John McCain,” like somehow the rest of us cared what they were called.    

And they are the same people who are now describing Game Change as an “out-of-body experience,” or as “true enough to make me squirm” on every mainstream media outlet and every liberal blog they can find.   

Nobody is more popular on the Huffington Post or MSNBC right now that those Bushies who screwed up the country by: 1) Screwing up the country in the first place and; 2) making sure Obama was elected in 2008 as a result of them screwing up the McCain campaign too.  

Not 24 hours after Mrs. Palin changed an otherwise apathetic Republican National Convention in Minneapolis- where the locals were rude and the enthusiasm by delegates over the McCain candidacy was stunted- into an event of a lifetime, with her stunning and charming debut that enthralled delegates and TV audiences, these same McCain staffers were leaking fabricated and exaggerated information to the press about her.        

And it’s un-freakin-believable that the rest of us picked up the tab for their malpractice.

It’s painful for me to write about this, because I supported John McCain when practically no one else did.

Throughout 2007 and 2008 I was whole-heartedly a McCain guy- and often times the only McCain guy, because I believed then, and I think I have been proved correct, that McCain was the only candidate who could extricate the U.S. successfully from Iraq with the surge strategy he advocated.

And without the surge, Iraq may have become what Afghanistan has become for the U.S., a quagmire- only much, much bigger and more painful than Afghanistan.

The result would have been grave for both the U.S. and the GOP. The successful resolution to the Iraq problem before George Bush left office, has allowed the GOP to move on to other, more pressing domestic issues, like taxes and spending. For too long, Iraq took up all the resources of the party, and that’s how conservatives lost control on spending. 

So let’s just say that in the intramural fight between Palin and the McBush staffers, I have pretty pure motives and the pedigree to prove it.

That makes me qualified, obligated and not a little pained to say this of John McCain, just as Benjamin Franklin observed of one of his contemporaries: In some ways McCain has been a good man; in all things he has been a brave man; but in some ways and in some things, John McCain is still absolutely out of his mind. 

While I can forgive him many of his personal foibles- his monumental meltdown in the fall of ’08, his disorganized and disinterested campaign, the creation of McCain-Feingold and other disastrous policies; yes I can forgive these things, but I can never forget that he allowed your generous campaign contributions to fund the continuing attack on Sarah Palin by people who worked for him.  

And nor should you.

Don’t forget, always remember and demand more from our candidates.   

And if you have the time, please forward this to Mitt Romney as a cautionary tale for 2012.




TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: johnmccain; mccain; palin; sarahpalin

1 posted on 03/13/2012 4:27:52 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
If American moviegoers would only get smart and pull the plug on these Hollywood losers....

BOYCOTT

2 posted on 03/13/2012 4:33:30 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Kaslin
From NewsBusters.org, June 9, 2009...

Seven months after Election Day, and the attacks on Sarah Palin keep coming.

On Monday, CBS's David Letterman on the "Late Show" shamelessly went after the Alaska governor and her family during his opening monologue, as well as in his "Top Ten" list.

Top Ten Highlights Of Sarah Palin's Trip To New York

10. Visited New York landmarks she normally only sees from Alaska

9. Laughed at all the crazy-looking foreigners entering the U.N.

8. Made moose jerky on Rachael Ray

7. Keyed Tina Fey's car

6. After a wink and a nod, ended up with a kilo of crack

5. Made coat out of New York City rat pelts

4. Sat in for Kelly Ripa. Regis couldn't tell the difference.

3. Finally met one of those Jewish people Mel Gibson's always talking about

2. Bought makeup from Bloomingdale's to update her "slutty flight attendant" look

1. Especially enjoyed not appearing on Letterman

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"One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked-up by Alex Rodriguez."

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/06/09/letterman-attacks-sarah-palins-slutty-flight-attendant-look


3 posted on 03/13/2012 4:34:33 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin
Sandra Bernhard issues 'gang rape' warning to Sarah Palin

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BY TRACY MILLER
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
September 19th 2008

Sandra Bernhard issued a blistering warning to Sarah Palin during a performance of her new one-woman show.

The Republican V.P. nom would be "gang-raped by my big black brothers" if she enters Manhattan, Bernhard said. Palin is said to be making a campaign stop in New York next week.

"[The gang rape comment] is part of a much larger, nuanced, and yes, provocative (that's what I do) piece from my show about racism, freedom, women's rights and the extreme views of Governor Sarah Palin, a woman who doesn't believe that other women should have the right to choose," Bernhard told the Daily News today.

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/09/19/2008-09-19_sandra_bernhard_issues_gang_rape_warning-2.html


4 posted on 03/13/2012 4:35:08 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin
McCain has no shame. None. Ever. For anything. He is impervious to emotional honor.
5 posted on 03/13/2012 4:36:37 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin
If you could buy liberals for how much they know and sell ‘em for how much they don’t know, you could make a large fortune

I'll be muttering that all day ... excellent !

6 posted on 03/13/2012 4:37:47 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: ETL

> a woman who doesn’t believe that other women should have
> the right to choose

THAT, my FRiends, is *THE* reason they hate her.

Sarah not only rejects their “right” to murder gestate babies, she had the effrontery to demonstrate to them the value of life by allowing her own Down’s Syndrome baby to be born.

THAT, my FRiends, is what drives them into the blind, raging hatred they have for her.


7 posted on 03/13/2012 4:43:16 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Kaslin

The author of this is part of the problem with his rabid support of McCain. He should have stayed on message about Palin and spared us his McCain cheerleading.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 4:44:57 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Kaslin

Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin The ‘C-Word’ During His Stand-Up Act

Real Time host Bill Maher wasn’t talking about energy efficient light bulbs when he used the term “2 watt” in reference to Sarah Palin on his show, and he wasn’t expressing a wish to see her next Tuesday during a weekend performance of his stand-up act. The late-night comic/political pundit often uses shocking language to cultivate an “edgy” persona, but his gender-based attacks on conservative women like Palin and Michele Bachmann threaten to alienate the many pro-vagina viewers in his audience.

http://www.politicollision.com/story.php?title=bill-maher-calls-sarah-palin-the-%E2%80%98c-word%E2%80%99-during-his-stand-up-act


9 posted on 03/13/2012 4:46:22 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin

“If you could buy liberals for how much they know and sell ‘em for how much they don’t know, you could make a large fortune.”

That’s a stinger and a keeper.


10 posted on 03/13/2012 4:52:23 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: dforest

McQueeg managed to crash alot of planes in Viet Nam and then left his wife for a wealthy beer heiress...and this makes him a hero?
Puhleeze!


11 posted on 03/13/2012 4:53:27 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: acapesket

LOL, and McCain is always looking for another place to use warfare to intervene.

ugh


12 posted on 03/13/2012 5:01:27 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SMARTY

“If American moviegoers would only get smart and pull the plug on these Hollywood losers....”

Post any crap movie\tv show, or MSM “sports” on this forum and in a few minutes you’ll see 100+ posts of slobbering, drooling adulation.

Freepers pour millions of $$$’s into the Obama\MSM machine so they can sit in front of screens and be “entertained”.

Scratching their heads wondering why we lose elections only comes as an afterthought.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 5:19:07 AM PDT by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: Kaslin

Haven’t and won’t watch “Game Change.” Find it “amusing” that the liberals have gone insane about the recent VP is what NOT facing criminal charges, and are supporting for re-election the 2008 Presidental candidate who was totally unvetted by the press.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 5:20:47 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS

I’m enjoying watching the libs get high off Palin-hate this week.

It’s as if we have a couple of geniuses running the show right now.

I mean....THANK GOD we wound up with Biden right?

They are so funny, and they haven’t a clue how ridiculous they are.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 5:22:45 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Kaslin

One serious error, or omission if you prefer, is the description of Schmidt and Wallace as “Bushies”. They may have “self-professed” that, I don’t remember seeing it, but when they went to McCain they were undercover “Mittens”.

They deliberately sabotaged Palin, McCain and the 2008 election in order to keep Mitt Romney viable for 2012. They were terrified that an aged, poor-health President McCain, who might only serve one term would mean Palin would be a charismatic, unbeatable successor.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 5:22:57 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: knarf

I’d modify that to “sell ‘em for how much they THINK they know”.

The main reason I despise liberals is their inherent arrogance.


17 posted on 03/13/2012 5:26:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: tarheelswamprat

herman Cain they also done in.


18 posted on 03/13/2012 5:27:46 AM PDT by sport
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To: Scotswife

Biden? Biden is the one with horse-sense. Obama is the One who decided to challenge the Catholic bishops for leadership of the Church, and right as he is running for re-election.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 5:29:17 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS

yup!

Did you see the article about Biden visiting the shrine at Guadalupe?

He started talking about his mother’s devotion to the Blessed Mother and got all choked up.

I shocked myself when I realized I felt sorry for him.

Anyways...my point being...all these libs high on anti-palin crack? Well....they just CAN’T BELIEVE someone so stupid almost became VP!!!! How crazy is that?


20 posted on 03/13/2012 5:32:30 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: RobbyS

What’s Game Change?


21 posted on 03/13/2012 5:34:45 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: tarheelswamprat

Oh Barbara let the cat out of the bag the other day. Don’t you know that “Samuel,”aka George H.W. Bush anointed Mitt as king and the Bushies are all falling in line. Still can’t believe how W. crashed McCain’s campaign by going along with the plans of his Democrat secretary of state and pretending that the banking system was on the pint of collapse. Or do I misread the fact that Greece defaulted on a only slightly smaller shortfall and the world has not crashed.


22 posted on 03/13/2012 5:37:13 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

A movie about the 2008 campaign minus any reference to the nasty, and long drawn out dustup between an unknown senator and a former president’s wife. Yes, I know what you mean. Just had to get that in.


23 posted on 03/13/2012 5:39:48 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Scotswife

Yeah, Joe has a law degree, and you can believe he cheated to get it.


24 posted on 03/13/2012 5:42:11 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS

he got in trouble for plagiarism during his school years...and also later during his political career.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 5:45:09 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: MrB

Good modification ... I knew the line was worth mulling over.


26 posted on 03/13/2012 5:48:41 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: wolficatZ
Yup...Conservatives, subsidizing the Hollywood jerks who make millions by insulting and maligning Conservatives!!
27 posted on 03/13/2012 5:51:08 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Kaslin
I'm disappointed Julianne Moore has not been asked this question:

"Julianne, you've played a number of varied roles in your career. Which of these two roles do you identify yourself with most: Sarah Palin in Game Change, or the coke-addled porn star Amber Waves in Boogie Nights?"

28 posted on 03/13/2012 6:05:08 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: wolficatZ

You can’t be reading the same FR I’ve been reading for the last half dozen or so years.


29 posted on 03/13/2012 6:05:22 AM PDT by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man.)
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To: wolficatZ
Post any crap movie\tv show, or MSM “sports” on this forum and in a few minutes you’ll see 100+ posts of slobbering, drooling adulation.

Freepers pour millions of $$$’s into the Obama\MSM machine so they can sit in front of screens and be “entertained”.

Scratching their heads wondering why we lose elections only comes as an afterthought.

+1 except for the 'Walking Dead'. /s

I could smell the BS just from the previews of this Palin hit piece.

30 posted on 03/13/2012 6:13:35 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: knarf

“If you could buy liberals for how much they know and sell ‘em for how much they don’t know, you could make a large fortune.”.......................................... That is sooo Ronald Reagan, ya gotta love it.


31 posted on 03/13/2012 6:19:27 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: ETL

good grief is she ugly - both inside and out.


32 posted on 03/13/2012 7:43:31 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: dynoman

And she was prepared and posing for that photo! Imagine if they had caught her off guard.


33 posted on 03/13/2012 7:47:27 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin

Game Change is not about saying that Palin lost the election for McCain. Democrats think that Obama was a great candidate. The goal is to ensure that Palin is and remains a pariah for the increasingly oikophobic and transnational managerial class. It is about preventing them from voting for Romney.


34 posted on 03/13/2012 1:40:15 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: sport
herman Cain they also done in.

Yep. And (sadly) a lot of FReepers were cheering from the sidelines...

35 posted on 03/13/2012 3:56:50 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: wolficatZ
Freepers pour millions of $$$’s into the Obama\MSM machine so they can sit in front of screens and be “entertained”.

It sure beats you sitting behind the misses picking fleas and talking 'bout the weather.......ayup, shor do.

36 posted on 03/13/2012 4:04:45 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: rmlew

If it had not been for Palin, McCain would not have gotten one theth the votes he got. Myself and a lot of people I know voted for him after saying that we were not going to vote for him after he picked Palin. If the sob woulf run again on his own, you would see just how popular he actually is outside Arizona.


37 posted on 03/13/2012 4:16:57 PM PDT by sport
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