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Whereís Palinís convention invite? (GOP-E Snubs her, as Expected)
Yahoo! News ^ | July 16, 2012 | Joel Roberts

Posted on 07/16/2012 7:59:56 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

Mitt Romney currently has no plans to give Sarah Palin a role at the 2012 Republican National Convention. In fact, John McCain's 2008 running mate hasn't even been invited to the GOP soiree in Tampa, reports Newsweek's Peter J. Boyer.

"Palin would certainly light up the base at the convention … but a jolt of Palin at Romney's convention seems most unlikely," Boyer writes. "The Romney campaign prides itself on a slavish adherence to script, and Palin cannot be trusted to avoid the impulse to go rogue."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; bow2bishopromney; bow2deathpanels; bow2romneycare; convention; gop; palin; palin2012; sarahpalin
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Boyer's article:

Romney’s Palin Problem: Where’s Her Convention Invite?

Flashback:

Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

1 posted on 07/16/2012 8:00:03 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Romney deserves to lose.


2 posted on 07/16/2012 8:02:36 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Timber Rattler

The GOPe and Mr. RomneyCARE may take a ‘pass’ on Obama
(since they share the same dreams), but they will
NEVER give any conservative or Gov. Palin a break.

In 2012, the GOPe’s ONLY signature achievements
remain: DEATH PANELS and Institutionalized Backstabbing.

Once again, it is clear that the GOPe and Mr. RomneyCARE
intend to lose, and lose big (after Mr. RomneyCARE
again takes all the money).


3 posted on 07/16/2012 8:04:15 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Timber Rattler

Palin, Gingrich, Cain, and Trump would get republicans to march to the polls with torches and pitchforks in hand ready to do battle.

Who exactly will be speaking in prime time?? Pawlenty? Portman? Thune? Snore!!


4 posted on 07/16/2012 8:06:45 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Timber Rattler

Nothing will change my mind to vote ABO, but what a JERK. I’ve said that rather than vote for zer0, I’d vote for the constants of my septic tank. Looks like that’s what I’m doing...


5 posted on 07/16/2012 8:08:41 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Timber Rattler

Do you actually believe Palin stories from the left wing Newsweek and Politico?


6 posted on 07/16/2012 8:08:41 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: Timber Rattler

Any remaining doubts as to the true intentions of Bishop Willard from Planet Kolob should vanish.


7 posted on 07/16/2012 8:08:58 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: P-Marlowe
You watch, when Romney starts losing ground in the polls (something I'm not hoping for but nothing I'd pay with my time or money to see him a avoid either) he'll be answering those Mark Levin calls and calling into Rush Limbaugh's show and calling secret meetings with Palin to try to save himself.

No BIG loss for Palin. Besides, we need her to help us win seats for real conservatives in the House and Senate.

8 posted on 07/16/2012 8:09:03 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Timber Rattler

RINOmney is still a vapid dork.

He will lose to the most incompetent cretin that ever walked the earth.

I am still a conservative, but am no longer a republican.

One evidently has to get de-balled before being allowed to become a republican.


9 posted on 07/16/2012 8:10:13 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: cotton1706

From what I read, Pawlenty’s name will be on the ticket. There’s a middle finger to the Tea Party, let’s return in kind.


10 posted on 07/16/2012 8:11:10 AM PDT by steve8714 (Romney will end up with someone even whiter and more boring than himself as VEEP.)
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To: iowamark
Puh-leeze...it's a well known fact that the GOP-E uses both Politico and Newsweek for its hatchet work. And Palin herself even responded to Newsweek via email:

“What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism. “In accepting those consequences,” she added, “one must remember this isn’t Sadie Hawkins and you don’t invite yourself and a date to the Big Dance.””

11 posted on 07/16/2012 8:12:09 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
"The Romney campaign prides itself on a slavish adherence to script"

Control. "slavish adherence to script"...this should be a fun ride.

12 posted on 07/16/2012 8:12:22 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: Timber Rattler

I think it’s a big mistake not to invite her and give her a speaking role. Because she’ll be there — maybe not at the convention site, but close by — and she will give a speech. And she’s far more likely to “go rogue” if she’s left on her own.


13 posted on 07/16/2012 8:12:22 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I have two questions - one, does Romney run the convention; and two, why do we allow the media to lead us around by the nose?


14 posted on 07/16/2012 8:12:40 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Timber Rattler

IF Romney could get Palin on his side, it would increase his chances exponentially.

When he tries to speak at the convention, the audience should unrelentlessly drown him out by chanting, “Palin, Palin, Palin...”.

If Sarah can’t speak for the conservatives, then Romney shouldn’t be allowed to speak either!

It’s an Obama-tactic...silencing the opposition.

The real reason is - narcissist that he is - just doesn’t want to be upstaged by her presence.


15 posted on 07/16/2012 8:13:03 AM PDT by FrankR (You are enslaved to the extent of charity that you receive!)
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To: iowamark
Do you actually believe Palin stories from the left wing Newsweek and Politico?

Didn't have to read it. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that Romney (and many of his supporters) want nothing more than to win the White House and be able to look at the Tea Party and say "See? We did it and we did NOT need you!"

It's no coincidence that the early Romneybots here in FR were the same ones who continuously bash Sarah Palin. They are country club republicans and despise conservatives.

16 posted on 07/16/2012 8:14:19 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Timber Rattler
It not Palin that would go rogue, but the entire GOPe is already a class of idiots and nothing could be more rogue than that. The GOPe are so far out of step with us voters that next year we should start a third party or work hard on kicking all the elites out of the GOP.
17 posted on 07/16/2012 8:14:23 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: kevkrom

I doubt she’s even going-—she told Newsweek that she’s no Sadie Hawkins and won’t invite herself if the GOP-E does snub her.


18 posted on 07/16/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Never underestimate the ability of The Stoopid Party to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 8:16:33 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Timber Rattler

I don’t have a reference handy, but I could swear I saw something a month or two ago that said she’s going to be in Tampa for the convention, regardless of whether or not she’ll be attending the convention itself.


20 posted on 07/16/2012 8:18:59 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: kevkrom

I haven’t seen any mention of that, Kev, but if you find it, please post since it will be interesting to see what her plans were and how they ultimately turn out.


21 posted on 07/16/2012 8:21:57 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
Here's an April link about Sarah's prepearations for Tampa Bay ..

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/sarah-palin-setting-up-shop-at-channelside-for-gop-convention/1224557

22 posted on 07/16/2012 8:23:30 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: skeeter; Timber Rattler

>>> “ I have two questions - one, does Romney run the convention; and two, why do we allow the media to lead us around by the nose? “ <<<

1.)
Yes, Romney runs the convention, until he doesn’t. ( But, apparently with conservatives dropping like flies accepting the socialist on our ticket, convention upset and resistance will not be able to happen.) It will be a coronation, not a convention.

2.)
We are LEAD because we will follow, with NO resistance whatsoever, so far anyway. The convention is our last chance for a voice from the delegates of grassroots, the Tea Party and the activists. No sign yet of a will among any of them for a struggle against Romney the socialist.


23 posted on 07/16/2012 8:25:37 AM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: Timber Rattler
They know that she would get ten times more applause than Rodney.
24 posted on 07/16/2012 8:25:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: cotton1706
Palin, Gingrich, Cain, and Trump would get republicans to march to the polls with torches and pitchforks in hand ready to do battle. Who exactly will be speaking in prime time?? Pawlenty? Portman? Thune? Snore!!

Doesn't matter who speaks at the convention, the romney haters are not going to change their minds.

25 posted on 07/16/2012 8:26:18 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: OldNavyVet

Hmmmm.....could be that she was anticipating some sort of invite then, but after it’s now become clear that she’s going to be snubbed, she’s content to stay in Wasilla and let the whole rotten GOP-E crash and burn.


26 posted on 07/16/2012 8:27:25 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kevkrom
Because she’ll be there — maybe not at the convention site, but close by

Ready to serve.


27 posted on 07/16/2012 8:30:30 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Timber Rattler
My guess is that Sarah will be there leading Tea Party followers ... whether the GOP establishment likes it or not.

I'm tempted to help her out.

28 posted on 07/16/2012 8:32:08 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Timber Rattler
My guess is that Sarah will be there leading Tea Party followers ... whether the GOP establishment likes it or not.

I'm tempted to help her out.

29 posted on 07/16/2012 8:32:28 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: steve8714

I was at the Kennedy Library last week and they showed footage of Nixon being all nicey nicey at the debates. He lost that year. When he was an unrelenting attack dog in 68 and 72, he won.

Romney/Pawlenty will be like Dole/Kemp. Snoozeville. Somebody needs to start fighting. If only Romney would pretend Obama was Gingrich, an opponent in his way.


30 posted on 07/16/2012 8:32:50 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Jim Robinson; Bigtigermike; Clyde5445; Al B.; sarah fan UK; Sarah Barracuda

Backstabbing GOP-E PING!


31 posted on 07/16/2012 8:32:50 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

After she OK’d Condolezza Rice for VP, maybe she ought to be snubbed.


32 posted on 07/16/2012 8:34:16 AM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: Timber Rattler

Maybe convention attendees would give Palin a more rousing reception than other ‘speakers’ will get?


33 posted on 07/16/2012 8:37:17 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: Timber Rattler

Maybe convention attendees would give Palin a more rousing reception than other ‘speakers’ will get?


34 posted on 07/16/2012 8:38:00 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: Timber Rattler

I’m really getting tired of my vote and my values being taken for granted. When Romney gives his acceptance speech I’m checking other channels for wrestling or reruns of Gilligan’s Island.


35 posted on 07/16/2012 8:39:47 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Timber Rattler

Governor Palin - start a third party.


36 posted on 07/16/2012 8:40:56 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: C210N
Nothing will change my mind to vote ABO, but what a JERK.

His chains will be so much lighter, maybe even velvet, purple even.

37 posted on 07/16/2012 8:42:28 AM PDT by itsahoot (I’ve lost even my write-in candidate now.)
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To: Timber Rattler

No “Big Tent” here.

Hard core conservatives embarrass RINO’s and the republican establishment.

They have already forgotten who gave them the win in 2010.

They would rather be the big fish in the small pond and play second fiddle to democrats than lose any power to conservatives.

So that is what they do, year after year.


38 posted on 07/16/2012 8:43:44 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Timber Rattler
Romney is cutting off his nose to spite his face.

Absolutely stupid action or lack there of ...

Sarah could be drafted at the convention by vote, ... and he is afraid that might happen.

God bless America! ... and save us from the evil intended for America by the communist/ socialist, We need Sarah Palin to be front and center, standing for/with the people of America that are truly conservative and wanting to restore America to sound foundations.

39 posted on 07/16/2012 8:44:19 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Da Coyote

It would appear you are a step behind me...

I stopped being a republican in 2004, and began to walk away from conservatism (the movement, not the philosophy) in 2006....

I am now a strict constitutionalist (small l libertarian)


40 posted on 07/16/2012 8:47:19 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: Timber Rattler
Over 1,700 comments at the Yahoo article and climbing fast.

Next up, the Mitt O’Bamney Hope and Change Campaign.

41 posted on 07/16/2012 8:47:26 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Timber Rattler

Has the list of convention speakers been posted already??


42 posted on 07/16/2012 8:51:00 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Palin will be at the convention, Palin WILL get a speaking role. Rubio will get a prime time spot, he kills when he gets on a roll. Gingrich WILL get a speaking roll at the convention, he also whips up the base.

This is standard divide and concur MSM DNC tactics. They will try to exploit the distances between Romney and the Conservative base of the party to make them forget about their hatred for Obama’s policies.

None of their tactics will work, Obama has the problem with his base. They are the ones who are unmotivated. All true Conservatives are chomping at the bit to throw Obama, Holder and their merry band of Leftist criminals OUT ON THEIR ASSES in November!

43 posted on 07/16/2012 8:52:28 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
This is standard divide and concur MSM DNC tactics.

If true, then why isn't Romney out there right now shooting this story down as such?

44 posted on 07/16/2012 8:54:53 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: rockabyebaby
the romney haters are not going to change their minds.

You mean Patriots don't you?

You Romney worshippers are little more than Quislings.

45 posted on 07/16/2012 8:55:07 AM PDT by itsahoot (I’ve lost even my write-in candidate now.)
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To: cotton1706
Who exactly will be speaking in prime time?? Pawlenty? Portman? Thune? Snore!!

Don't forget the keynote speaker... Richard Lugar!

46 posted on 07/16/2012 8:59:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Socon-Econ

Do you honestly think that Sarah is going to give her true opinion to the establishment? Watch her face when she makes that comment and even more so, watch her facial features as she thinks about how to answer the question.

I saw it as more of a go ahead, I dare you. After what they continue to do to her as the Romney bunch is the same cast of fools who started on her while she was the VP nominee. Grizzleys have a long memory. A very long one.


47 posted on 07/16/2012 9:03:40 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Timber Rattler
The reason why he doesn't deny it is, he doesn't have to.

The facts will play out at the convention. The convention will start with a bang and build to a crescendo of a Romney speech that closes the convention. It is THAT speech that Romney has to shine. All the rest is noise.

For now, he has to counter attack and build his war chest. He has to win in the swing states and that takes $.

48 posted on 07/16/2012 9:05:15 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
The reason why he doesn't deny it is, he doesn't have to.

Yeah. Sure. Right. Whatever....

49 posted on 07/16/2012 9:10:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
Hmmmm.....could be that she was anticipating some sort of invite then, but after it’s now become clear that she’s going to be snubbed, she’s content to stay in Wasilla and let the whole rotten GOP-E crash and burn.

I have no doubt that Sarah will be in Tampa Bay. If RINOs dare to snub her, the Republican Party will go the way of the Whigs.

50 posted on 07/16/2012 9:10:43 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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