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K Street Republicansí war on Palin
The Hill ^ | Tuesday July 31, 2012 | Rick Manning

Posted on 07/31/2012 12:42:32 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

I’m getting sick of the rewriting of 2008 presidential campaign history as K Street Republicans continue to assault Sarah Palin in the fear that a similarly conservative Republican will rise to the top of the VP sweepstakes.  

It has been so fashionable in D.C. Republican circles to bash the Palin nomination as a mistake, ill-conceived or even disastrous, that even Dick Chaney has gotten into the act.

  These self-serving attempts to change history are nothing more than a smear campaign designed to influence the Romney VP pick by obscuring the truth that the choice of Sarah Palin to be the vice presidential nominee was truly inspired.  

The McCain campaign was in the doldrums. Unable to match the youth and enthusiasm of the inexperienced but expert campaigner from Illinois, McCain needed to shake up the race, and Palin accomplished just that.  

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Now, four years later, those very architects and apologists of “too big to fail” policies desperately seek to dissuade presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney from making a similarly bold conservative choice for vice president.  

Let’s hope Romney remembers history, because if he does, he will know that the choice of Palin was one of the few things the McCain campaign got right. It was McCain’s and President Bush’s abandonment of limited-government, free-market principles that were the ultimate culprit in bringing us four years of Obama — not Sarah Palin.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; gop; kstreet; lobbyists; mittbotsattack; palin; rinos; romney; sarahpalin; vichyrepublicans

1 posted on 07/31/2012 12:42:44 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Romney started this mess when he did not invite her to the convention....The jerk that he is!!!!


2 posted on 07/31/2012 12:43:43 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Bigtigermike

Al Gore and Biden are perfect VPs.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 12:43:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Bigtigermike

LOL I was just called a taliban over here for being honest about the Vichy Republicans.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2912784/posts?page=33#33


4 posted on 07/31/2012 12:47:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bigtigermike

I am soooooo touched that The Hill is soooooo concerned about Sarah Palin.

More red meat.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 12:54:11 PM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: cripplecreek

And that is why I am a Tea Partier!


6 posted on 07/31/2012 12:55:00 PM PDT by fuente
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To: cripplecreek

And that is why I am a Tea Partier!


7 posted on 07/31/2012 12:55:07 PM PDT by fuente
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To: napscoordinator

Hold your judgement. Tell me that wouldn’t be one hell of a great surprise to bring Mrs. Palin in to thunderous apporval with no notice??


8 posted on 07/31/2012 12:59:06 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Bigtigermike

exactly correct, You will no doubt be flamed by some on the FR board who don’t like Palin.


9 posted on 07/31/2012 12:59:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Bigtigermike

Romney’s long knives have been out for Palin since she was nominated in 2008.


10 posted on 07/31/2012 1:00:46 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: Bigtigermike

This is why I’m reserving my votes exclusively for bona fide Tea Party candidates. I’m no longer voting for any old Republican candidate unless I’m 100% certain they are Tea Party. The actions of the GOP-e and their ruling-class leadership have proven (especially by their treatment of Palin, but also other Constitutional conservative voices) that they hold me and my views in abject contempt.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 1:03:35 PM PDT by greene66
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To: b9; bboop; Berlin_Freeper; Bikkuri; Brent Calvert 03969-030; BuckeyeTexan; bushpilot1; ...
Sarah Palin's Ping List

"We'll keep our God, our guns, our Constitution AND Chick-fil-A."

12 posted on 07/31/2012 1:03:40 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: napscoordinator

Right!


13 posted on 07/31/2012 1:05:59 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Bigtigermike

Amen, brother! Even Cheney’s daughter called BS on this heinous act.


14 posted on 07/31/2012 1:06:12 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: cripplecreek

Creek,
I’ve been admiring your posts for quite awhile,
And while I find you a fine Michigan redneck, I’ll bet my farm you are not a taliban.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 1:07:57 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Joe Boucher
And while I find you a fine Michigan redneck, I’ll bet my farm you are not a taliban.

I prefer the term "resistance fighter" and I'm beginning to understand why my grandfather both so despised and revered the french.
16 posted on 07/31/2012 1:12:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: onyx
The pot begins to boil for Tampa :)
17 posted on 07/31/2012 1:13:21 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Joe Boucher
And while I find you a fine Michigan redneck,

Y'all are gettin a little mushy........

18 posted on 07/31/2012 1:19:39 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Bigtigermike

I personally think this is a good thing. The more they war against Palin, the closer we get to a VIABLE third party that will end their elite rule once and for all.


19 posted on 07/31/2012 1:22:24 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Bigtigermike

A Palin/West or West/Palin ticket under a new party “Constitution?” would have devastated both of the current criminal enterprises. They would have needed to start right after the 2008 loss. A groundswell like a volcano if the communication and message was there. I would donate 10 times more then I ever have. My guess is 10 billion dollars would have flowed into that campaign.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 1:25:05 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: The Cajun

I have been wondering if THAT is what they fear, thus causing a resurgence of the Palin bashing.


21 posted on 07/31/2012 1:30:23 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: onyx

Thanks, Onyx, as always, for the pings.

Go, Sarah and, unfortunately, Mitt.

Cheers,
Jim


22 posted on 07/31/2012 1:32:12 PM PDT by gymbeau (Free Tibet! (limit one per customer))
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To: Gator113
I have been wondering if THAT is what they fear, thus causing a resurgence of the Palin bashing.

Something is causing it and it appears to be coordinated.

23 posted on 07/31/2012 1:34:35 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Gator113

Something else that I think has the Vichy Republicans agitated is that the 2010 tea party class are going to lose the freshman status and will become a lot harder to control.


24 posted on 07/31/2012 1:38:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Gator113
They are very afraid of Governor Palin accumulating political capital. At this rate (if Texas goes Cruz) even if Rommey wins the presidency, Palin will own the undercard and will be the de facto leader of the party.
25 posted on 07/31/2012 1:50:52 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: The Cajun
I believe with everything in my being that it is a concerted effort to stop Palin or any other Conservative candidate from screwing up the gop/e choice for 2016 or 2020... whether mitt wins or not... jeb bush. He perfectly fits their progressive one world order socialism and the gop/e are orgasmic for him to run.

LLS

26 posted on 07/31/2012 2:06:39 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Palin will own the undercard and will be the de facto leader of the party.

Undercard, I like that description. I may start using that, it is definitely a good word to add to the list, thanks.

27 posted on 07/31/2012 2:22:19 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Joe Boucher
'....bring Mrs. Palin in to thunderous apporval with no notice....'

I, for one good person among many, hope the convention managers are smart enough to do just that JOE.....bring on the PALINATOR...shake down the THUNDER FROM THE SKY!

WASILLA ALASKA'S SARAH LOUISE.... SARAH: WHERE BEAUTY MEETS BRAINS MEETS BRAVERY MEETS HONESTY MEETS FAITH AND ABILITY....!


28 posted on 07/31/2012 2:33:45 PM PDT by jimsin (S)
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To: ansel12
Gracious of you. Thanks.

Along with the presidential election there is a battle for the soul of the Republican Party. If we don't win that one, it really matters little who wins the presidency.

29 posted on 07/31/2012 2:42:29 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Joe Boucher

Romney’s grape-seed-sized nads would preclude such a move.


30 posted on 07/31/2012 2:47:52 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Under Constitutional Government...K St loses about 90% of the “product” it retails to business on Congress’ “behalf”.

Of course the RinoCracy wants nothing to do with the Tea Party!!!


31 posted on 07/31/2012 2:50:47 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: napscoordinator

Well, don’t care who it pisses off. If Romney excludes her from the convention, no vote from me. Because if Sarah isn’t welcome, that means i wouldn’t be either.
That just means that jimrob was right about Mitt, and that the GOPe is who actually needs to be defeated.

It’s time to end 25 years of the Bush wing running things.


32 posted on 07/31/2012 2:52:52 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Palin will own the undercard and will be the de facto leader of the party.”

I would like that, very much.


33 posted on 07/31/2012 2:55:45 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Bigtigermike

If Mitt can look at Sarah, and not see someone who deserves profound respect, THAT tells me all i need to know about him.


34 posted on 07/31/2012 3:00:18 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Nah man, I’m quoting his about page.
Fine photos and a couple of bad ass little pupps.


35 posted on 07/31/2012 3:32:25 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: JaguarXKE

In the current case, ole shelf ass is obviously the man in the obammy family.Maybe Mrs Romney is the one with a set??


36 posted on 07/31/2012 3:34:49 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: fuente

You betcha! I’m there for the same reason.


37 posted on 07/31/2012 3:40:21 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: MestaMachine
I personally think this is a good thing. The more they war against Palin, the closer we get to a VIABLE third party that will end their elite rule once and for all.

Exactly. The Republic can never be restored until the Republican Party dies.

38 posted on 07/31/2012 3:49:37 PM PDT by jammer
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To: LibLieSlayer

It is not Palin they fear, it is US, the people she represents, the ones that they ignore.


39 posted on 07/31/2012 5:35:33 PM PDT by itsahoot (Old people cost too much money. They make lots of typos too.)
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To: itsahoot

They hate us and fear us but we are not a threat without a leader... an army without a leader cannot fight well and they want all of our generals to go away.

LLS


40 posted on 08/01/2012 4:12:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: LibLieSlayer
but we are not a threat without a leader.

Exactly. That is why I was so disappointed when Sarah did not run. In any case I voted for Palin last election, and I will vote for her in this one. This one will likely be last one.

I used to wonder why old people sat in rocking chairs all day ignoring the world around them, now I know.

41 posted on 08/01/2012 12:10:17 PM PDT by itsahoot (Old people cost too much money. They make lots of typos too.)
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To: MestaMachine

A third party will guarantee Democratic political dominance for a generation or more.


42 posted on 08/01/2012 12:20:10 PM PDT by L Ron Mexico
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