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Palin to Romney: Time to 'Quit Preaching to the Choir'
Newsmax ^ | August 31, 2012 | Greg McDonald

Posted on 08/31/2012 5:23:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

As the Republican National Convention wound down Thursday evening, Sarah Palin said it was time for Mitt Romney to "quit preaching" to the conservative Republican base and get on with targeting the Reagan Democrats and independents he'll need to win the White House.

"Obviously the convention helps. It builds enthusiasm," said Palin, who did not attend the GOP gathering in Tampa. "But we have to, you know, beyond tonight, quit preaching to the choir.

"We need to talk to the independents out there in America, the hard-core patriotic American who wants a job," she told Fox News' Sean Hannity, adding that the Republican presidential nominee has to reach out as well to "Reagan Democrats who are not obsessed with partisanship" and want to know, as President Ronald Reagan used to say, "that our best days are in front of us."

"That's who we need to reach," she said.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee also warned Romney to prepare for more negative attacks as he tries to peel off support from President Barack Obama.

"It perhaps will get even worse in these next 60-some days" before the November election, she said. "Everybody needs to hang on to their hats."

Palin, now a Fox News contributor, again attacked her favorite target, the mainstream media, which she characterized as "lapdogs" for Obama, and which she still blames for the Republican loss in the 2008 presidential election....

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KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; elections; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; obama; palin; romney; ryan
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A professionl, experienced journalist with high standards and integrity like Chris Matthews puts the lie to her claim.
1 posted on 08/31/2012 5:23:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin is right.

I’ve been supporting Gingrich since Palin stood aside, and I will until he wins the election.

UNLESS he abandons and kicks aside his biggest supporter, who was kept out of the celebration.

I understand that may have been partly her choice, but there is it. Careful Mr. Romney.

Be very, very careful.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 5:28:06 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For what it’s worth , IMO many Americans who are out of work are perfectly happy accepting Welfare, Unemployment and Disability Social Security. Too many Americans are not looking for work as long as Uncle Sugar in the form of a Communist Muslim president is passing out funds.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 5:28:41 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
PALIN FOR PRESIDENT.

If not Palin, Rubio SOON...

4 posted on 08/31/2012 5:28:55 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Talk to everyone like Reagan did, and stay on message.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 5:29:06 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Good luck winning the election without conservatives.

Romney's choir are RINO's


6 posted on 08/31/2012 5:32:39 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Oh I mean Romney sorry.

I’ve been backing Romney since the day Palin decided not to run.

But that’s all off on the day (after) election if Romney turns his heels and walks away.

100% that is off, if Palin is abandoned in any way.

And it’s back on for Palin 100%.

Heck. 200%.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 5:33:02 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: pallis

“Talk to everyone like Reagan did, and stay on message.”

Would Reagan be considered a conservative anymore?


8 posted on 08/31/2012 5:36:00 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: GeronL

BOHICA


9 posted on 08/31/2012 5:36:05 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: pallis

When Reagan talked he meant it and people knew it.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 5:37:08 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: PapaNew

Brilliant.
Palin/Rubio 2016


11 posted on 08/31/2012 5:39:45 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: jessduntno
Would Reagan be considered a conservative anymore?

Certainly I think so. It's only the 20% of fringe FReepers that would shred him, like all the primary candidates this year.

12 posted on 08/31/2012 5:40:01 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: pallis

It sounds as if Palin is falling into the same trap. The message that wins those groups is the same message that wins Conservatives. There is no need to change. They should go back and look at Reagan’s message; it was the same to everyone.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 5:40:24 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Time to 'Quit Preaching to the Choir'

With all due respect, I have no idea what she is talking about. Tell me what Romney would have done differently last week "in order to talk to the Independents out there in America"? The whole GOP Convention was focused on Independents, particulary women Independents.

14 posted on 08/31/2012 5:40:34 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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15 posted on 08/31/2012 5:43:03 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: PapaNew
Nothing against Rubio, however, I don't think he can pass the Natural Born issue.
16 posted on 08/31/2012 5:44:18 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: InterceptPoint
With all due respect, I have no idea what she is talking about.

_________________________________________

Trying to stay relevent.

17 posted on 08/31/2012 5:44:46 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I presume “quite preaching to the choir” and “target independents” means Romney should move to the center. LOL. It will be interesting to how Palin’s supporters react to her “move to the left” message.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 5:45:01 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: PapaNew

I thought the Rubio thing was put to death when he came out for amnesty! Why do we keep looking at that fool as Presidential material?


19 posted on 08/31/2012 5:45:01 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RedMDer

This would make a fantastic billboard.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 5:45:25 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Ingtar
Palin has not changed. I think that your listening and understanding has changed. Palin is solid.
21 posted on 08/31/2012 5:47:03 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: nascarnation

That means the 80% who are liberals would accept him - hardly.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 5:47:20 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Oh I mean Romney sorry.

I’ve been backing Romney since the day Palin decided not to run.”


Please tell me that is still a typo.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 5:48:12 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: funfan

Thanks! Wish I could afford it.


24 posted on 08/31/2012 5:48:50 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s what he did in his speech on Thursday night !


25 posted on 08/31/2012 5:49:03 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: RaisingCain

bump


26 posted on 08/31/2012 5:49:18 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Ingtar

What Palin are you talking about?
She is firm in conservatism, unlike some on FR, who cave because they live in fear.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 5:49:45 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"We need to talk to the independents out there in America, the hard-core patriotic American who wants a job,""

Damn right. Everyone is not a small business owner!!!

28 posted on 08/31/2012 5:49:58 PM PDT by varon (The silent patriots stand guard!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The constantly discordant note for me is that the political class (which Romney abides by) always wants to court the ‘independent voter’ as if they are all moderate mushminds who are offended by taking any stances on any issues and only respond to non-committal, mealy-mouthed limp-wristedness. But the real ‘independents’ I’ve always found, who are indeed in the vein of Reagan Democrats, actually respond most to old-fashioned strength and convictions. In other words, the exact opposite. Frankly, I’m not convinced Romney is selling too well with this group that Palin is talking about, and thus the need for shoring that up.


29 posted on 08/31/2012 5:50:56 PM PDT by greene66
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To: RaisingCain

Nope.

I’ve been for Romney since the day Palin stepped down.

Sorry.


30 posted on 08/31/2012 5:51:10 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: kevao; All

“I presume “quite preaching to the choir” and “target independents” means Romney should move to the center. LOL. It will be interesting to how Palin’s supporters react to her “move to the left” message.”


I also had the same impression, though Palin takes her job as a purveyor of opinion seriously and tends to give commentary on all sorts of things. Kind of like how I used to fill up college papers with fluff to get the necessary amount of pages. But if she was really advocating he “move to the center” with her heart and soul, I can only imagine that she secretly is trying to trick Romney into exposing himself even further than he has before.


31 posted on 08/31/2012 5:52:22 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The real question is why?


32 posted on 08/31/2012 5:54:25 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Nope.

I’ve been for Romney since the day Palin stepped down.

Sorry.”


This is basically like confessing to be a liberal. I recall reading articles by angry Mittbots complaining that eeeevil Jim purged all the Mittbots early on. It’s one of the reasons I joined the forum. How did you survive this reckoning? Were you honest about this position before the nomination fight was settled?


33 posted on 08/31/2012 5:54:25 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain

My first loyalty was (always) been to Palin.

Since before she was even nominated. That may be the reason I survived.

I don’t know. But here I am. :D


34 posted on 08/31/2012 5:56:11 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: RaisingCain
But if she was really advocating he “move to the center” with her heart and soul, I can only imagine that she secretly is trying to trick Romney into exposing himself even further than he has before.

??? I don't understand what you are saying anymore than I understand what Palin is saying. She's trying to trick Romney into doing something, for what? To help Obama win?

35 posted on 08/31/2012 5:56:22 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The convention was geared to the 2-3% mushy middle independent undecidedes...why do you think there was so little hammering on Obama and he wasn’t named in person?

I have to say she’s wrong in this case.


36 posted on 08/31/2012 5:57:24 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: kevao

“??? I don’t understand what you are saying anymore than I understand what Palin is saying. She’s trying to trick Romney into doing something, for what? To help Obama win?”


Maybe she is operating under a purely Christian compulsion to expose the farce this election has become in running Hillary— err, sorry, Romney against Obama.


37 posted on 08/31/2012 5:57:51 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: kevao
She's trying to trick Romney into doing something, for what? To help Obama win?

I was wrong. I thought I had read stupid things on FR before, but honestly I think you just won the prize.

38 posted on 08/31/2012 5:58:11 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: GeronL

Good luck living in a 2nd Obama term. Are you sour grapes losers really this stupid?


39 posted on 08/31/2012 5:59:39 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: svcw
She is firm in conservatism

Gee, if your such an expert, then why don't you decipher for us her meaning of "quit preaching to the choir" and "target independents."

40 posted on 08/31/2012 5:59:51 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: Ingtar
Reagan's best trait was that he truly believed in the greatness of this country.

The GOP should stop trying to pander to identity politics because it is wrong. Greatness in this country comes from an individual trying to do better, provide for their family, and build something that is theirs to keep. Community is built upon neighbor helping neighbor of their own free will and desire to help those when they need it. Freedom is our defining principle and one needs to look no further than the Constitution to find its definition.

The opposition lives for identity politics, attempting to buy, bribe, and bodge together enough blocks of voters to make a majority. They depend on making people dependent. They have taken the concept of a social "safety net" and turned it into a plantation. Who better to play plantation style politics than the plantation party?

41 posted on 08/31/2012 6:00:32 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: kevao

Really, K?
Sorry I am not going to, either figure it out, or move along.
Good grief, it is obvious, wait maybe not to those who have elevated Romney to something he is not.


42 posted on 08/31/2012 6:02:19 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw
I was wrong. I thought I had read stupid things on FR before, but honestly I think you just won the prize.

What you cited from my post was my attempt to understand what someone else had posted to me. I was not saying that. You should read the context before posting nonsense that makes you look like an ass.

43 posted on 08/31/2012 6:03:42 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: MNJohnnie; GeronL

No, honey.
It is those who have contributed to Romney what he is not. Romney has a long record and it is liberalism.
Why you can not see that is the mystery.
Will he be better than obama, maybe, maybe even possibly yet he is a liberal, don’t make him something he is not and has never been - a conservative.


44 posted on 08/31/2012 6:05:19 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Yes, it is obvious, which explains your refusal to admit what your “conservative” hero Palin is really advocating here.


45 posted on 08/31/2012 6:05:24 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: kevao

Really, K?

If you ask something, then answer it, you don’t give me a chance to tell you the truth.

It’s ok.
We know apparently have decided to worship Romney and nobody better say anything bad or challenge him or even imply it.

So sad.


46 posted on 08/31/2012 6:09:13 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

bump

I can only judge him by his past actions, not his campaign promises- which mean nothing


47 posted on 08/31/2012 6:10:20 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: RaisingCain

Thank you Lord Haw Haw for providing your daily does of Democrat propaganda. Don’t you ever get tried of being an unpaid propaganda bot for the Dems?


48 posted on 08/31/2012 6:10:41 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: kevao

That’s funny - context.


49 posted on 08/31/2012 6:12:00 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Once again Palin is right on. The Choir is, for the most part, on the bandwagon and the effort is to bring in those that are on the fence. The hard core simple minded King Obama lovers are losers and almost impossible to even get to listen.
50 posted on 08/31/2012 6:12:05 PM PDT by Logical me
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