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Palin backs Fischer for U.S. Senate
Omaha World-Herald ^ | May 9, 2012

Posted on 05/09/2012 8:26:48 AM PDT by superdad

Sarah Palin has picked sides in Nebraska's Republican U.S. Senate race. She's backing State Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine.

The Fischer campaign announced the endorsement in a Wednesday morning press release that quoted a letter from Palin.

“We admire your conservative principles and know that you will not go to Washington to amass great wealth or power,” Palin wrote. “You will go to Washington to serve the people of Nebraska, protect our Constitution and work for common sense solutions to help restore America. We are happy to support you and have asked SarahPAC to send a financial contribution to your campaign.”

Fischer is running in the GOP Senate primary against Attorney General Jon Bruning and State Treasurer Don Stenberg.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: nebraska; palin; sarahpalin; senate
Go Fischer
1 posted on 05/09/2012 8:26:52 AM PDT by superdad
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To: superdad

Go Fischer. Go Sarah


2 posted on 05/09/2012 8:28:20 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: superdad
Go Tea Party patriots.....go to the polls and VOTE!
3 posted on 05/09/2012 8:32:07 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: superdad

Why couldn’t she pick someone in the presidential primaries?


4 posted on 05/09/2012 8:35:18 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: superdad; onyx
Sarah goes "fishing" for a more conservative Senate.

HA! I slay me!

Go Sarah!

5 posted on 05/09/2012 8:40:17 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: superdad

It will be interesting, as Palin doesn’t endorse candidates she doesn’t think can win. Yet Bruning has a lot of cash - as well as a lot of baggage. From the interview I saw, Fisher is pretty sharp, and as a Cornhusker native I’ve learned never to underestimate Nebraska farm (or ranch) gals.


6 posted on 05/09/2012 8:42:20 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: superdad

Is there something bad about Bruning or Stenberg? Why did Sarah choose Deb versus these guys?


7 posted on 05/09/2012 8:42:32 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: bigbob

This is just some “spitballing”, and I may be wrong but this may be purposeful waiting...another smart move, imo, by Sarah...she has waited to give this endorsement in the final few days....

Sarah apparently has realized/learned that this will mobilize and highly motivate Tea Party sympathetic voters and give the opponents very little time to respond.

I would suppose by NOW the campaigns have a lot of things on their agenda scheduled tightly...and her endorsement throws a monkey wrench in the campaigns of those she opposes.

Did Sarah endorse Murdock (sp?) early on, or did she wait?


8 posted on 05/09/2012 8:48:41 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

In August of 2011, the Omaha World-Herald reported that Bruning had purchased a lakeside house near the Platte River (valued at $675,000) in partnership with two Nelnet executives almost a year after he and his office had been accused of acting favorably toward the student loan company by not enforcing payment of a 1 million dollar judgment awarded to the State of Nebraska when Nelnet was under fire for alleged improper business practices.

Palin really does not like people who play the corrupt good old boys politics.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT by superdad (`)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Because it is a woman...


10 posted on 05/09/2012 9:01:35 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: SoFloFreeper

Her endorsements always do seem carefully timed for the most impact, and I think your reasoning explains why. She’s aware of how not just the liberal media, but also the GOP-e, would try to undermine her picks, to discredit not only her, but the whole Tea Party movement. She has to strike at just the right moment to help build momemtum for the nominee, before countering forces can effectively react.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 9:02:35 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Fresh Wind

She made it clear that Newt was her choice, she gave several informal endorsements of him and had Todd formally endorse him, and but the “Bloody Thursday” pile on in Florida took place before it was time for her to do a formal endorsement.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 9:11:45 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: wolfman23601

Nonsense, we have had to deal with that kind of nonsense from the romneybot crowd before, it doesn’t hold water.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 9:13:31 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Fresh Wind

Maybe, like many of us, she was not thrilled with any of them (although Todd endorsed Newt.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 9:20:31 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: ansel12

Read my posts, I am about the furthest from Romneybot on this site.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 9:20:48 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: superdad

It is nice that Sarah is supporting her but this stops short of an endorsement, no? This is the campaign reading a letter of support. Wouldn’t an endorsement by Sarah have to come from Sarah’s mouth?


16 posted on 05/09/2012 9:36:32 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: wolfman23601

And perhaps, just possibly, oh I don’t know, it may have something to do with the other guy’s having shilled for Eric Holder’s nomination.

Perhaps, just possibly, that had more to with it than her gender.

Maybe.

Ya’ think?


17 posted on 05/09/2012 9:42:02 AM PDT by hrh40
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To: wolfman23601

I know that you are not a romneybot,I was pointing out that we have gone through all this nonsense attack stuff on Palin from them, I don’t know why you jumped on the anti-Palin, conservative woman bashing, band wagon.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 9:49:43 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: NonValueAdded

It’s an endorsement.

http://www.debfischer2012.com/


19 posted on 05/09/2012 9:51:25 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

I’m not anti-Palin at all, just observing that she is building a like-minded woman coalition. Nothing wrong with that.


20 posted on 05/09/2012 9:55:49 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

I don’t think so. She backed Mourdock.


21 posted on 05/09/2012 10:07:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ansel12; wolfman23601

I know you’ll call ME a Romneybot, because you are predictable.

The question is, why Fischer rather than Stenberg?

Stenberg has an A rating from the NRA. He has been endorsed by many conservatives, including the following people and organizations:
Rand Paul
Nebraska Right-To-Life
Club for Growth
Senator Jim DeMint
Senator Mike Lee
Mark Levin

So, maybe it is reasonable to conclude that, given two apparently solid conservatives (Mark Levin isn’t endorsing a RINO, right?), that the deciding factor for Sarah Palin was gender.

This happened once before that I can remember, where Jim DeMint endorsed the male conservative, and Sarah Palin the female conservative, in New Hampshire I believe.

And some other freepers, but NOT ME, argued that her California endorsement was at least partly about gender, since there was a more conservative male candidate she passed over. I went along with those who argued she picked the most electable conservative, not the best conservative.

I guess you can just dismiss and comments about Sarah you don’t like as RomneyBot-inspired, but it’s not much of an argument, nad it’s pretty useless in a real discussion.


22 posted on 05/09/2012 10:12:06 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: wolfman23601

The Mourdock thing was a triumph for her. Mourdock was only slightly ahead of Lugar. Once she announced her support, the TEA money flooded into that race and an Establishment SuperPAC pulled out. Lugar’s position collapsed.

Downticket Republicans know that a Palin endorsement is a lot more valuable than anything from Romney or Santorum. Given Burkmans baggage, I would not be surprised to see Palin’s choice start to go even or pull ahead over the next week.

In an era of complete phonies, Palin’s authenticity is golden.

Best,

Chris


23 posted on 05/09/2012 10:12:46 AM PDT by section9
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To: superdad

Is there a risk now that, with different conservatives backing different conservative candidates, they will split the conservative vote and give Bruning a plurality victory?


24 posted on 05/09/2012 10:13:03 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: wolfman23601

No, you are wrong in your claim that she endorses candidates because of their sex, that is what we had to argue with in 2010 with the moderates and Romneybots.


25 posted on 05/09/2012 10:13:28 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Why start off a post with a personal insult?

As freerepublics top romneybot, and a correspondingly, consistent anti-Palin poster, why don’t you just lay off the tired baiting for a while.


26 posted on 05/09/2012 10:17:34 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: section9

That may be her ploy here as well. Fischer was 3rd in polling behind Stenberg and Bruning, but Fischer had an internal poll she claimed moved her into 2nd place, and other polls suggest that Stenberg might have hit a wall of support.

So maybe Sarah is thinking she can push the momentum to Fischer — together, the conservatives are far out-polling Bruning, but they are splitting the vote and Bruning is holding 1st place in the polls.

I don’t think it’s all that often though you see Sarah Palin on a “different” side than Mark Levin.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 10:19:22 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: section9
The Mourdock thing was a triumph for her. Mourdock was only slightly ahead of Lugar. Once she announced her support, the TEA money flooded into that race and an Establishment SuperPAC pulled out. Lugar’s position collapsed.Downticket Republicans know that a Palin endorsement is a lot more valuable than anything from Romney or Santorum. Given Burkmans baggage, I would not be surprised to see Palin’s choice start to go even or pull ahead over the next week.

Yep, her endorsement is the best there is. In an era of complete phonies, Palin’s authenticity is golden.

28 posted on 05/09/2012 10:29:25 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

It wasn’t an insult. Certainly YOU don’t consider it an insult, because you did exactly what I said I knew you would do. If I know what you are going to say, and call you predictable, and then you say it, how is that an “insult”?

You might as well be “insulted” that I say your freeper name is ansel12.

You are entirely false about me being an “anti-Palin” poster. I am a pro-Palin poster. I sometimes am “anti-Palin-Supporter”, when those supporters subvert what Palin says, put words in her mouth, or claim to “know” what she is going to do, or what she thinks, when she hasn’t said so.

It always amazes me when people who claim to be strong Palin supporters act like she is incapable of speaking her own mind. For example, it is clear Palin can say the words “I endorse”. She DIDN’T say those words with Newt Gingrich, but many of her supporters insisted she MEANT it.

I choose to believe that Sarah Palin is an excellent communicator who doesn’t play around and keep people guessing, and if she wanted to say “I Endorse Newt Gingrich for President”, she would have said it — and therefore, it is an insult to her for her “supporters” to pretend she endorsed him.

Of course, there’s also the equally insulting claim that Todd Palin can’t think for himself, and that his endorsement was actually dictated to him by Sarah Palin.

Anyway, feel free to refute my pro-Palin credentials by posting a link to anything I said about Sarah Palin that was a personal attack on her.


29 posted on 05/09/2012 10:31:23 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

As an admitted troll who admits to doing stuff like this, it looks like you showed up here merely to get into some personal fight with me, while combining the usual pro-Romney, anti-Palin, tone.

Try to back off a little, your trying to hijack this thread into a Palin bashing thread is looking overly strained and overly ambitious even for you, your long wide ranging posts are way, way, off topic and obvious.


30 posted on 05/09/2012 10:38:46 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: CharlesWayneCT
The question is, why Fischer rather than Stenberg?

Because Stenberg is a multi time loser? Good guy though. And certianly better than Bruning.

31 posted on 05/09/2012 10:41:39 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She endorsed several weeks ago, not super early, it helped solidify support at the right time for him, made it a blow out rather than a simple win.


32 posted on 05/09/2012 10:43:09 AM PDT by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: NeoCaveman

It does look as though it is shaping up as a Fischer vs Bruning race.

She still has a big gap to close.


33 posted on 05/09/2012 10:48:02 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

I like Sarah not because she’s a woman, but because she’s a hottie.

[ducking!]


34 posted on 05/09/2012 11:20:22 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

The first couple of months in 2008, we had to learn to deal with her good looks and our impulse to wisecrack and wolf call, by reminding ourselves that she was a married, devout, Christian mother, and a conservative leader, Reagan in a skirt.


35 posted on 05/09/2012 11:37:40 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

I don’t think many people had heard of her “the first couple of months” in 2008. I guess I also forgot you have no sense of humor. None. Sorry. Sarah Palin would have been the first to chuckle at my comment, but you? Never.


36 posted on 05/09/2012 12:22:04 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: superdad
It's a Palin thread...where's the obligatory picture?

Never mind, I got it.


37 posted on 05/09/2012 12:30:11 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

You better watch out...ansel12 the humorless will gripe you out for that picture.


38 posted on 05/09/2012 12:35:36 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Huh? Was your original post meant as some sort of set-up, a dig at me? You just made a very dour, and humorless personal attack, which now seems to have been your original purpose, which I missed entirely in your first post.

I WAS chuckling at your first post, I said “we” and was agreeing with your, what I thought, was a humorous, light post.

As far as the ‘first couple of months “IN” 2008’, it didn’t occur to me that here on FR, that a freeper would not know that I was referring to OUR first couple of months of discussion about her here, after she was announced on August 29th, 2008, not January and February of 2008.


39 posted on 05/09/2012 12:46:43 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Cyber Liberty

Wow, now an attack post against me without pinging me?

What in the world are you doing? Fill me in, do you have some sort of personal history with me that I am not aware of?


40 posted on 05/09/2012 12:49:24 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

Your definition of “troll” doesn’t fit the standard. You are the one who turned this into a personal assault, I just tried to save you the trouble of calling me a Romneybot by pointing out that you would do so, as part of discussing the PALIN ENDORSEMENT, which is the topic of the thread, hardly trolling.

I feel I need to do so, because pretty much EVERY time I respond to a post you make, you respond by calling me a Romneybot. Then you usually call me other names as well. I was hoping I could just “stipulate” that you would call me names, so we could discuss the actual issue.

It’s nothing personal, you have every right to name-call (well, there is the “no personal attack” rule, but I certainly don’t care about your insults, and that rule rarely enforced, so you get the point). I certainly have no desire to get into a “personal fight” with you, but it has been my observation that you like to fight me whenever I post responses to you.

So, if you have decided to stop trying to pick fights with me everytime I make an observation about something you say, I apologize for assuming you would continue in your long-standing practice, and look forward to being able to hold productive, issue-based discussions with you in the future.

I still have no idea why you classify anything I said here, or anywhere else, as “Palin-bashing”. I didn’t accuse her of anything, I certainly didn’t speak negatively about anything she has done. And in a thread about a Palin endorsement, it certainly is not “wide-ranging” or “off-topic” to discuss the Palin endorsement and the reasons for it.

The only thing “off-topic” in my subsequent posts are my responses to off-topic things YOU said. If you are so upset about off-topic discussions, you probably shouldn’t start them — because I will readily admit that I like to respond to things that people post.


41 posted on 05/09/2012 12:58:15 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ansel12

Yes, we have history, but I can’t recall exactly what, and it was not bad. I’m just being a crank.

I think you turned me on to a really good LED pocket flashlight or something else non-political.

(I was a fan of Sarah Palin about a month before she broke out on FR, as my wife can attest. I liked her before liking her was cool.)


42 posted on 05/09/2012 1:10:09 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

In regards to ROMNEY:

To: CharlesWayneCT
And a RomneyBot chimes in.
34 posted on 08/01/2011 9:39:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

In regards to PALIN bashing or “PDS”:

To: CharlesWayneCT
Sorry, pal, your RINOism and PDS shines through your spin.
88 posted on 08/01/2011 10:45:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson


43 posted on 05/09/2012 1:11:34 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Cyber Liberty

I can tell you that I am a very lazy writer, and that on the internet I seem a lot drier than I really am, the warmer, friendlier tones and gestures that one can see expressed non verbally in person, are just too taxing to attempt to express in print for a person who is as lazy as me with words, and the whole internet typing thing.


44 posted on 05/09/2012 1:18:44 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: NeoCaveman

It does seem he’s having trouble getting traction. And I certainly haven’t heard anything bad about her. I was just surprised because everybody conservative was on the Stenberg bandwagon so I hadn’t really paid any attention to her.


45 posted on 05/09/2012 2:15:44 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ansel12; Jim Robinson

What can I say, Jim isn’t omniscient.

As I said, if as you claim I regularly bashed Palin, you should be able to find a post where I bashed Palin.

I certainly didn’t do it in this thread. And while I have probably attacked everybody about something at sometime, as a Palin supporter it bothers me that you keep claiming without evidence that I oppose her. It is one thing to be attacked for someone I supported in the last election, but it’s much worse to be attacked for “opposing” a candidate I supported consistantly for the past 3 years.

Sometimes, it’s just easier to use labels like “PDS” than to have a conversation.

I was hoping that your previous response indicated that you were weary of always attacking me, and were ready to move on.


46 posted on 05/09/2012 3:12:30 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

To: CharlesWayneCT
As I said, you’re a deranged idiot.
119 posted on 08/02/2011 12:12:51 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

In regards to ROMNEY:

To: CharlesWayneCT
And a RomneyBot chimes in.
34 posted on 08/01/2011 9:39:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

In regards to PALIN bashing or “PDS”:

To: CharlesWayneCT
Sorry, pal, your RINOism and PDS shines through your spin.
88 posted on 08/01/2011 10:45:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson


47 posted on 05/09/2012 3:59:43 PM PDT by ansel12
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