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CURL: Palin still isn’t afraid to ‘rage against the machine’
The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2012 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 09/01/2012 11:17:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

TAMPA, Fla. — Four years ago almost to the day, Sarah Palin became a megastar.

Overnight, she went from an obscure governor of a state 67 hours by car from the White House to the Republican Party’s second in command, a power player who, very likely, could run for president in 2016 — and win the nomination.

But on the eve of Rep. Paul Ryan’s nomination as Mitt Romney’s running mate, Mrs. Palin was not in Tampa but instead on late-night Fox News, appearing from a remote location, perhaps her backyard in Scottsdale, Ariz., (which, if you’re keeping track at home, is a 37-hour drive to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.).

Four years is a long time, so long it’s almost hard to remember her debut, her coming out. She was spectacular: off-white, side-button jacket, black pencil skirt, strand of pearls, low hair down, and of course the stylin’ glasses. The mainstream media mocked her for the line, “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick,” but her speech before 25,000 screaming supporters was substantive and succinct.

“Sudden and relentless reform never sits well with entrenched interests and power brokers. That’s why true reform is so hard to achieve,” she said, and, “If character is the measure in this election, and hope the theme, and change the goal we share, then I ask you to join our cause.”

Unlike Mr. Ryan, who has been a player for 14 years, having first won a Capitol Hill office when he was just 28, Mrs. Palin was the governor of Alaska but a neophyte in Washington ways when nominated. Of course, she was badly handled (and heavily over-handled) by the McCain campaign...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: palin; romney; ryan; sarahpalin

1 posted on 09/01/2012 11:17:23 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx
I wonder if this calls for a Sarah Ping?

She sees the writing on the GOP's wall and it reads:

"GTFO Conservatives!"

2 posted on 09/01/2012 11:30:41 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Romney, why do you have to be on the ticket?!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
While Ryan is a good pick for Romney, he is still GOP-E lite. He is part of the disastrous Republican leadership. A Republican president and Pubble majorities in both houses mean little without a complete leadership change.

Boehner, McConnell and their little lieutenants aren't going to cut it.

3 posted on 09/01/2012 11:37:04 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Overnight, she went from an obscure governor of a state 67 hours by car from the White House ..."

And that's just one of the many wonderful features of Alaska.


4 posted on 09/01/2012 11:37:52 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PALIN/RUBIO 2016!!!!!!!


5 posted on 09/01/2012 11:42:48 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
her speech before 25,000 screaming supporters

I'm sure that's just hyperbole. She may be screechy, but hardly enough to make folks scream.

6 posted on 09/01/2012 12:00:13 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Freedom in America is on a collision course with politics and religion. I will speak my mind whether they like it or not. Abortion is the killing of human fetuses and it is morally wrong according to my religious beliefs. Any politician who advocates abortion is complicit in murder.

Marriage is between a man and a woman. Men marrying men and women marrying women is unnatural since the purpose of marriage is to procreate and pass on property within the family. Just because the state licenses marriages does not mean that the state owns marriage itself. To kneel before God a man and a woman can pledge fidelity and ask God's blessing on the marriage. The state does not even have to be present in a free society.

Politicians enact laws many of them bad. I will not obey a bad law. I will hold the politician and the bad law in contempt along with any court that tries to enforce it.

MEMO TO POLITICANS: If what I write and say and think forms a hate crime, come arrest me.

7 posted on 09/01/2012 12:02:19 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - Can you afford to keep him?)
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To: humblegunner

Well, the Beatles did, so did Elvis.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 12:12:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not sure those are the best-drawn analogies. ;-)


9 posted on 09/01/2012 12:14:25 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: humblegunner

10 posted on 09/01/2012 12:23:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

>>While Ryan is a good pick for Romney, he is still GOP-E lite.

It’s a simple matter of weight ratios.

A RINOcerous can not ride Gym Rat - not even one gripped by the husk who was almost a professional skier.


11 posted on 09/01/2012 12:47:34 PM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah is a puzzle wrapped in a conundrum. And its tragic that she didn’t run this time.

But I also think that this might boil down to she doesn’t want the job and doesn’t see herself in it. I hope that’s not the case. But I’m beginning to think that.

And there are also other political roles that she might want. Head of a reformed gop? Head of a second party? US Senate?


12 posted on 09/01/2012 1:32:44 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (WILLARD 2012 - It's not just a campaign, it's a conservative suicide pact!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She could run in 2020, you mean.


13 posted on 09/01/2012 2:06:55 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Curl tosses us a sop to enjoy while the elites continue their kabuki.
It's always nice to believe that it'll be all better next time but basing that hope on a defeat in 2012 is madness.

If Romney looses this time there likely won't be a next time with any positive consequences.

Hell, I'm not convinced that there's going to be a 'next time' in 2012!

A third party would be suicidal.
We can't let the old boy's club/machine continue in it's codependency with the (more) "progressive" left.
And, it may already be too late anyway. (Take note Mr. Curl.)

The only way out is to vote for R&R in 2012 and push (don't just follow - shove) Sara and every untainted 'pubby and party outsider toward a coup within the party.

If we're real lucky, there just might be a maximum of four years to get it done.

14 posted on 09/01/2012 2:42:56 PM PDT by norton
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Sarah Palin should either run for the House or go fishing for salmon again.

She could have run in 2010 but she did not have the fire in her belly and she chose to pursue other interests and make a few bucks.

American does not revolve around B-Hussein Obama (Junior) or Sarah Palin - the cult of personality and celebrity runs out of gas if you stay in the audience like Sarah Palin or you try to fake it like Obama has been doing.

She cannot compete against Ryan or Rubio and time marches on.

If you cannot do the job we have to let you go.....

Playing 3rd Party spoiler games will end any possible credible influence and turn her into a (I) Ross Perot, (R/L) Ron Paul, or (R/L) Gary Johnson.

You have to go eat at the little children’s table.

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15 posted on 09/01/2012 3:18:27 PM PDT by devolve (------- --- GO AHEAD - MAKE MY DAY --------- ------------- ----- ------------)
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To: devolve

I think Sarah had intended to run this time...BTW, there was no presidential campaign for 2010..but when Perry entered, after stating he was not going to, I think she felt that he made that move to prevent her from doing it. Maybe you didn’t notice that she called him on it. Anyway, she gave it more consideration, but you have to realize that there were already 8-9 people in the race by then. Not a good time to enter the fray. I do think that she was looking for ways to keep in the public eye so that people don’t say once again, “Sarah Palin? Who is she?”

I wish she had run. I wish she’d begun a 3rd party ticket in 2010 because by now she’d have a huge following, especially after the messy primaries in the GOP. There are a LOT of us who are sick of what has become of the GOP. If Romney?Ryan go off track, then they are toast and will not get a 2nd term. I DO NOT want a democrat in the WH in the foreseeable future!


16 posted on 09/01/2012 6:38:17 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good idea .... I’m off to the greasy spoon to “get me one”.


17 posted on 09/02/2012 12:25:41 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Shery
I wish she’d begun a 3rd party ticket in 2010 because by now she’d have a huge following, especially after the messy primaries in the GOP.

And take off with Karl Rove's bound-and-gagged base? Good way to get yourself and your family assassinated.

18 posted on 09/02/2012 12:28:21 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Like many Romney backers such as Charlie Crist, Curl seems to have tried to set Romney up for the nomination in the hopes that he would lose to Obama. Curl said this about Palin earlier this year, in an article where he savaged Newt Gingrich with the utmost unfairness and inaccuracy...

For years, Mr. Gingrich played the coy party leader, teasing conservatives as he toyed with the idea of running for president. He played the game in 2000, and again in 2008. But like Sarah Palin, he had no intention of running: Instead, he was busy making big bucks as an author and paid speaker ($50,000 a pop).

Mrs. Palin will play the same role as Mr. Gingrich once did: pushing the Republican Party to the right as she cashes in on books and speeches. She’ll toy with a run in 2016 should the Republicans lose this November but pull back. By 2020, she’ll jump in — and be crushed, just like Mr. Gingrich has been this cycle. And by then, there’ll be another conservative leader in the wings to take over her role. Same as it ever was.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/15/curl-goodbye-newt-and-good-riddance/

And he wrote big Romney puff pieces like this one:

CURL: Rejoice Republicans — Romney is for real

19 posted on 09/02/2012 12:47:39 AM PDT by JediJones (Upcoming Democrat Presidential Primary: Tuesday, November 6, 2012)
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To: devolve
Speak for yourself. Palin is the real deal. And Rubio, a.k.a. Mr. SOPA/PIPA and Mr. Dream Act is not. Paul Ryan also seems to have lacked the guts to vote against the kind of legislation that ought to bother a professed fiscal conservative, such as bailouts, stimuli, entitlements, etc. Palin's got more cajones than most of the men in Washington D.C. I don't care what career path she chooses in politics but I will be there to back her whatever it may be.

My current feeling is that the Tea Party needs to start raking in the big bucks to win the next primary. And they need to somehow have their own mini-primary-within-a-primary so that they can whittle down which candidate to put up with Tea Party backing before the real primary starts. I'm ideally for taking over the Republican party from within than going with a third party, because the former ought to be easier.

20 posted on 09/02/2012 12:53:24 AM PDT by JediJones (Upcoming Democrat Presidential Primary: Tuesday, November 6, 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion; ken21; Kolath; lainde; Lakeshark; LibLieSlayer; little jeremiah; ...
Sarah Palin's Ping List

PALIN:" No no no no! Please go vote! Let me ask you — man, do me a favor. If this go-around you don’t know who you dislike more or like more, Romney or Obama — this go-around, give Romney a shot.

We don’t want to repeat the failed policies of President Obama. That’s insanity, to repeat the same failures over and over again and expect a different result."

(17 million more watched Sarah's convention speech, than Paul Ryan's)

21 posted on 09/02/2012 10:30:38 AM 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: onyx
(17 million more watched Sarah's convention speech, than Paul Ryan's)

Reality *Bimp* :)

22 posted on 09/02/2012 10:36:20 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: onyx

Push them over the top Sarah!
Then we hold their feet to the fire, replace the tired leadership with real Conservatives.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 11:57:47 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: RedMDer; onyx
> Then we hold their feet to the fire,...

Best of luck with that (truly!). But color me skeptical about the results.

If Romney wins, the first object that he moves into the White House will be a giant economy-size box of asbestos socks.

Yes, in the short term we're probably better off with Romney than another four years of Obama. But the damage to the conservative movement will be unfortunate. In Mitt Romney I see a clone and extension of his father, George Romney, who as Governor of Michigan vastly expanded the size of state government, imposed liberal measures, designed the state's first income tax, and most telling at the national level, George fought tooth and nail against conservatives, most notably Barry Goldwater. Read up on George, then compare Mitt's liberal record in Massachusetts, and the picture for America is not very pretty.

I was around when George was active in politics (mainly the 60's) and I remember. Mitt is "like deja vu all over again" as they say.

"Feet to the fire"? Like Roy Scheider said in Jaws: "You're gonna need a bigger fire."

24 posted on 09/02/2012 12:22:30 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: miele man

for later read


25 posted on 09/02/2012 12:24:36 PM PDT by miele man
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To: RKBA Democrat
And there are also other political roles that she might want. Head of a reformed gop? Head of a second party? US Senate?

Head of a national TEA Party umbrella group, which recruits real conservatives to run in the GOP primaries and makes sure they get financing.

The only power that the GOP establishment has, is their being able to give financing to candidates, and supply them with experienced campaign staff. A TEA Party group that can do the same thing for the kind of conservatives that the GOP-e shuns, could help wrest control of the GOP from the Establishment.

26 posted on 09/02/2012 12:26:03 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: onyx

27 posted on 09/02/2012 12:38:46 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: devolve
She could have run in 2010 but she did not have the fire in her belly and she chose to pursue other interests and make a few bucks.

Actually, she spent some of her time that year in supporting Conservatives for Congress, and, as a result, the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives. So those 'other interests' she was pursuing actually helped this country. If she made a few bucks for herself at the same time, more power to her!

28 posted on 09/02/2012 12:55:40 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: onyx
(17 million more watched Sarah's convention speech, than Paul Ryan's)

Not surprising, at all. Republicans also KNEW this year, well in advance, that Rep. Paul Ryan was the VP nominee, so they were excited to hear what he had to say, since he was already known, and had been talking about reducing spending for quite a while.

Not that many folks knew who Gov. Palin was, so the build up we saw this year wasn't there in 2008.

29 posted on 09/02/2012 1:05:46 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

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- That is pretty much what I said.....

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30 posted on 09/02/2012 1:06:41 PM PDT by devolve (------- --- GO AHEAD - MAKE MY DAY --------- ------------- ----- ------------)
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To: dayglored; onyx
I'm not happy with mittens as the nominee but its the only alternative that we have, IMHO.
We must elect more Tea party types into congress, state and local offices all across the country to have a larger voice in governing.
That I think is something where Gov. Palin has the most influence.
31 posted on 09/02/2012 1:07:11 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin 2016: Rally ‘Round The Family With A Pocket Full Of Shells.


32 posted on 09/02/2012 1:24:15 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: SuziQ
"had been talking about reducing spending for quite a while."

If Ryan is a fiscal conservative in fact and not just in talking points why did he vote for and support all of Bushs' budget busting spending? All talk no action, business as usual continues. I can't understand how you people allow yourselves to be fooled by smooth talking Republicans time and time again. What is it going to take for you to realize that Republicans are not fiscal conservatives, not constitutional conservatives and only occasionally social conservatives.

33 posted on 09/02/2012 1:39:57 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: norton

If willard wins the chances of change within the gop are nil. Willard will move to consolidate power asap and non-pliant conservatives will be shown the door. He’ll have shown that he can win office without that uncouth conservative rabble and that will be all she wrote.


34 posted on 09/02/2012 4:09:55 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (WILLARD 2012 - It's not just a campaign, it's a conservative suicide pact!)
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To: dayglored

I agree with you. And who is going to hold his feet to the fire? The weeper and his pet weasel eric? The KY doughboy? And all this hold his feet to the fire talk assumes that willard won’t act to protect his status.

The gop will become a “conservatives need not apply” organization by about December if willard wins.


35 posted on 09/02/2012 4:17:45 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (WILLARD 2012 - It's not just a campaign, it's a conservative suicide pact!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Romney loses, the GOP is going to crumble.

If competing parties are still permitted after a second Obama term, there will be a “Palin Party”, with or without her leadership.


36 posted on 09/02/2012 4:20:49 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: onyx

thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 09/02/2012 9:03:17 PM PDT by free me (“If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen,” -liar)
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To: free me

correction


38 posted on 09/02/2012 9:05:37 PM PDT by free me (If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen,-liar)
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To: Tanniker Smith

2016 has not been cancelled yet.


39 posted on 09/03/2012 7:06:22 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Are you assuming a Romney loss? Or Romney just sucking really badly?


40 posted on 09/03/2012 7:36:05 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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