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Palin to Romney-Ryan: 'Go Rogue'
Weekly Standard ^ | 9-22-2012 | Daniel Harper

Posted on 09/22/2012 11:41:31 AM PDT by smoothsailing

Palin to Romney-Ryan: 'Go Rogue'

"America desperately needs to have a 'come to Jesus' moment..."

Daniel Harper

September 22, 2012

In a statement to THE WEEKLY STANDARD, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin offers some advice for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, this year's Republican ticket for president and vice president, respectively.

"With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should 'go rogue' and not hold back from telling the American people the true state of our economy and national security," says Palin. "They need to continue to find ways to break through the filter of the liberal media to communicate their message of reform."

Palin also suggests that Romney and Ryan can be responsible for an epiphany on this country's fiscal standing. "America desperately needs to have a 'come to Jesus' moment in discussing our big dysfunctional, disconnected, and debt-ridden federal government," says Palin. 

"It is nothing short of appalling that President Obama couldn't even remember how much our national debt is during his interview with David Letterman the other night. Even my 10-year-old daughter knows that it's $16 trillion, and unlike Obama, she's not responsible for adding trillions to it. Obama casually told America that we don't have to worry about our debt in the 'short term.' Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan need to ask him how long that 'short term' will last."

Palin adds that Romney and Ryan are being "counted on" to get this right.

"At the founding of our country, a great American patriot wrote, 'If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace,'" says Palin. "Obama's motto seems to be, 'Let the good times roll in my day. The kids can deal with the catastrophic bankruptcy in theirs.' That's no way for the leader of a great nation to behave, and I hope Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney continue to call him out on it. Generations of American children are counting on them."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; obama; palin; romney; ryan; sarahpalin

1 posted on 09/22/2012 11:41:35 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: onyx

Sarah Ping!


2 posted on 09/22/2012 11:42:27 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Romney is getting not fair time from the media (surprised?) and hidden behind their babel.

So he needs to do something bomb proof (which the media can not refute on O’s behalf) that the media can not ignore.

Failing that, time for the super PACs to start spending money in an ad blitz (if Romnutz won't defend himself, we must).

3 posted on 09/22/2012 11:47:38 AM PDT by llevrok (By comparison to Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: smoothsailing

She’s correct.

And she should’ve run.


4 posted on 09/22/2012 11:48:37 AM PDT by quesney (e)
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To: smoothsailing

If Palin was really let loose McNut would have been the President and most of this King Obama shi! would have never happened.


5 posted on 09/22/2012 11:49:30 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: smoothsailing

Is she still “Ready to Serve”?


6 posted on 09/22/2012 11:49:38 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: smoothsailing; Gilbo_3

That was their original plan but they been overwhelmed with questions about Romney’s stupid statements instead. Instead tell Romney to stop shooting his own side so he is freed up to do this.


7 posted on 09/22/2012 11:56:13 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: smoothsailing

CNN picked up the story too:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/22/palin-advises-romney-go-rogue/?hpt=hp_t2


8 posted on 09/22/2012 11:57:42 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: humblegunner

Right now she is clearly supporting Romney-Ryan.

It’s time for Palin-fans to follow her example.


9 posted on 09/22/2012 12:00:27 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: smoothsailing

Romney needs to pretend Obama is Palin or Cain or Gingrich and take no prisoners.
Destroy them...I mean him (obama that is).


10 posted on 09/22/2012 12:02:16 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: smoothsailing

I was going to disagree with Sarah for once but the context

“With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should ‘go rogue’ and not hold back from telling the American people the true state of our economy and national security,”

makes the headline misleading. Once again. she’s right.


11 posted on 09/22/2012 12:03:31 PM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Innovative
It’s time for Palin-fans to follow her example.

Or maybe to simply do the intelligent thing for its own sake
and not bother about what celebrities or politicians think.

Those pukes will NOT tell me what to think, ready-to-serve or not.

12 posted on 09/22/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: smoothsailing

And she is also saying that one has to”go rogue” to escape even the Republicans on national tv. Truth: there is no real conservative in the public eye who verbally approves of most of the moves of the R party. Sad that there isn’t a PROUD conservative party.


13 posted on 09/22/2012 12:09:40 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: smoothsailing
Note to Romney-Ryan: Go Palin! on the 0's @$$!
14 posted on 09/22/2012 12:12:34 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: humblegunner

“maybe to simply do the intelligent thing for its own sake”

That would be novel for many!


15 posted on 09/22/2012 12:17:39 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

That’s a really nice picture of Palin at the link. I wish we could post it here but it’s a Getty image.


16 posted on 09/22/2012 12:18:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Unfortunately, the GOP picked him because they know he doesn’t have the guts.


17 posted on 09/22/2012 12:36:59 PM PDT by bgill
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Sarah Palin deserves a ton of credit for, on the one hand, helping deflect rank-and-file criticism away from candidates Romney and Ryan, and on the other hand, for helping to shore up Pubbie support. Thanks smoothsailing.


18 posted on 09/22/2012 12:42:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Logical me

Romney and his staffs secret leaks to the MSM which started the attacks on Sarah was one of the reasons we were burdened with Obama. He put his political ambitions over the good of the Country. I will not thank him for that by voting for him.


19 posted on 09/22/2012 12:48:55 PM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright
Gee a Real Newbie 4 2012 and spreading lies and rumors trashing Romney here ???

Is the DU slow today ????

Keep your divide and conquer crap to yourself !

20 posted on 09/22/2012 2:16:57 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: smoothsailing

I wish their was a provision to nominate a Vice Presidents secondary, in effect a Vice-Vice President.

This isn’t going to stop or fade away, Sarah Palin knows what and when to say the right stuff. Its up to Romney how he accepts that.


21 posted on 09/22/2012 2:26:47 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Leep

“Romney needs to pretend Obama is Palin or Cain or Gingrich and take no prisoners.”

Ginrich advised him to do exactly that:

Gingrich to Romney: Do to Obama what you did to me

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/22/gingrich-to-romney-do-to-obama-what-you-did-to-me/


22 posted on 09/22/2012 2:33:08 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: smoothsailing

Palin and everyone else misses the point of the infamous 47% tape, and what the GOP Establishment has been saying and doing for years. That point is that only the <10% undecideds matter. The rest of the voters, the over 90% who always vote Democrat or Republican don’t matter since they’ve already made their minds up, and cancel each other out. So it doesn’t matter what Sarah Palin and the rest of the GOP base think, since they’re going to vote Republican no matter what Romney says or does. All Romney has to do is win the majority of the undecideds, and he becomes president.


23 posted on 09/22/2012 3:04:15 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: ncalburt

Gee what an intelligent reply. Your name calling and insults must be the only way you can defend your liberal candidate. Calling the truth lies is not new but I guess for you it is the only way. How could anyone question the honesty of a man who with his father marched with MLK.


24 posted on 09/22/2012 4:53:52 PM PDT by brightright
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To: brightright

You would prefer being burdened with Obama for 4 more years?We used to refer to such actions as cutting off your nose to spite your face.


25 posted on 09/22/2012 6:09:17 PM PDT by Josephat (`)
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To: Josephat

Believe me I have considered that. But I am not convinced that 8 years of Romney would in any way turn the tide of liberalism. Yes I know Obama is an extreme liberal and Romney may be a little less liberal but I don’t think either is good for the Country. I would cut off my nose, not to spite, but to save my face.


26 posted on 09/22/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT by brightright
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To: smoothsailing; brightright
"America desperately needs to have a 'come to Jesus' moment..."

Unfortunately, Romney doesn't believe in Jesus as Christians do.

And I'm afraid Brightright was correct with his first remark. Several of Romney's handlers were lent to the McCain campaign, and they were more responsible than anyone else for muzzling Sarah, setting her up to be interviewed by liberals who were permitted to edit and distort her answers, and giving McCain advice that lost him the election.

Whether that was Romney's intention would be hard to prove for certain. But regretably it seems likely.

27 posted on 09/22/2012 7:33:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: humblegunner

You still fantasizing about her making you a sammich?


28 posted on 09/22/2012 8:12:28 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smoothsailing

Governor Palin’s advice to Romney-Ryan: ‘Go Rogue’; Updated: Romney: “I’ve got a very effective campaign”

Posted on September 22 2012 - 10:33 AM - Posted by: | Follow Doug on Twitter!

Via The Weekly Standard’s Daniel Halper:

In a statement to THE WEEKLY STANDARD, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin offers some advice for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, this year’s Republican ticket for president and vice president, respectively.

“With so much at stake in this election, both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan should ‘go rogue’ and not hold back from telling the American people the true state of our economy and national security,” says Palin. “They need to continue to find ways to break through the filter of the liberal media to communicate their message of reform.”

Palin also suggests that Romney and Ryan can be responsible for an epiphany on this country’s fiscal standing. “America desperately needs to have a ‘come to Jesus’ moment in discussing our big dysfunctional, disconnected, and debt-ridden federal government,” says Palin.

“It is nothing short of appalling that President Obama couldn’t even remember how much our national debt is during his interview with David Letterman the other night. Even my 10-year-old daughter knows that it’s $16 trillion, and unlike Obama, she’s not responsible for adding trillions to it. Obama casually told America that we don’t have to worry about our debt in the ‘short term.’ Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan need to ask him how long that ‘short term’ will last.”

More here. It would be encouraging if Team Mitt listens to Governor Palin’s advice and begins to show similar passion and conviction in their battle with Obama. I’m not optimistic, though, and fear we’ll be treated to more of this kind of drivel instead.

Update: Will Romney heed Governor Palin’s advice and make some necessary changes to his campaign? I think we have our answer, via CBS:

Scott Pelley: Governor, I appreciate your message very much. But that wasn’t precisely the question. You’re the CEO of this campaign. A lot of Republicans would like to know, a lot of your donors would like to know, how do you turn this thing around? You’ve got a little more than six weeks. What do you do?

Mitt Romney: Well, it doesn’t need a turnaround. We’ve got a campaign which is tied with an incumbent president to the United States … I’ve got a very effective campaign. It’s doing a very good job.

Translation: Remain calm, all is well.

29 posted on 09/22/2012 8:44:17 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: quesney

The pollsters would have lied about her poll numbers! ALL the polls, including FOX and Ras would have said she was in 30`s.

She knew this I believe! The masses would have bought into it all.

Come and tare me a new one if you like, it`s just what I believe.

The country is doomed, the American people,the masses are still controlled by the MSM,the internet and talk radio are not enough. Fox News is part of MSM

Sarah is smarter than the rest of us, she has it figured out.


30 posted on 09/24/2012 6:36:29 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Talk of a third party...Rand Paul says he believes the 3rd party will be Libertarian, you know what that means? It means it will not be a party with a pro life family values platform.

So we are doomed, turn to Jesus is all we can do, perhaps he returns soon anyway


31 posted on 09/24/2012 6:40:56 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: quesney

Bingo.


32 posted on 09/24/2012 6:46:58 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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