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Hey GOP, take the Palin cure
Los Angeles Times ^ | November 18, 2012 | Charlotte Allen

Posted on 11/17/2012 11:59:23 AM PST by Bratch

The Republican Party has been doing a lot of hand-wringing and finger-pointing since the presidential election. Half the conservative columnists and bloggers say the GOP lost because it overemphasized social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The other half says the party didn't emphasize them enough. And everyone denounces Project ORCA, the campaign's attempt to turn out voters via technology.

But I've got a suggestion for cutting short the GOP angst: Sarah Palin for president in 2016.

You think I'm joking? Think again.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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Some Republicans will say Palin has too much baggage from 2008, and we need to look for a new Sarah Palin. But I don't see what's wrong with the one we've got. Ever since the 1990s, Republicans have been looking for the next Ronald Reagan. Reagan is now revered in bipartisan circles, but during his presidency he was, like Palin, ridiculed by liberals. They cited "Bedtime for Bonzo" and sneered at his no-name college degree.

Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan: charming and affable and unwilling to back down if she's right. I can't see what's wrong with that.

Charlotte Allen writes frequently about feminism, politics and religion.

1 posted on 11/17/2012 11:59:26 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch
Palin’s take on what has been happening is more correct than most, if not all, of the status quo Republicans. The Journolist did their job if we cannot get her to the forefront and have her destroy the Marxist/Democrat/Islamofacists.
2 posted on 11/17/2012 12:02:47 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Bratch

Shes the reason GOP turnout 2008 > 2012.


3 posted on 11/17/2012 12:03:20 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: Bratch

Voting Died.... Nov..6th.... wake up...


4 posted on 11/17/2012 12:05:05 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Bratch

The ongoing ignorance by too many within the entire GOP of all voter fraud is very bizarre.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 12:06:28 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Bratch

I really think that the GOP lost this election when they stabbed her in the back during and after her VP campaign. If they had stood by her, she would’ve been re-elected Governor of Alaska, and from there, with Party support, could’ve mounted a credible Presidential campaign. No way in hell she would’ve gotten fewer votes than McCain, and she probably would’ve gotten quite a few more, particularly in those critical swing state places like southern Pennsylvania and Ohio.


6 posted on 11/17/2012 12:10:17 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Bratch
She might actually beat Biden.

But Biden won't be the nominee.

7 posted on 11/17/2012 12:10:32 PM PST by x
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To: Bratch
She's got the #1 drawing power. Even Ryan out performed Mutt.

Face facts folks. If they'll murder infants, they'll do anything!

8 posted on 11/17/2012 12:12:06 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Bratch
“Anonymous” claimed they hacked ORCA.
9 posted on 11/17/2012 12:12:16 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (<-------currently working through post-election anger issues.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

With ‘Great Oz’?


10 posted on 11/17/2012 12:16:32 PM PST by txhurl (Once you go Asian, you never miss an equation.)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

She is and was the most talented politician of her generation. What the crappy GOP did to her is unforgivable. If Reagan had run in 2008, he would have been destroyed (or nearly destroyed) by the likes of Steve Schmidt and Karl Rove and the Lamestream Media.


11 posted on 11/17/2012 12:20:13 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Behind the Blue Wall
I really think that the GOP lost this election when they stabbed her in the back during and after her VP campaign. If they had stood by her, she would’ve been re-elected Governor of Alaska, and from there, with Party support, could’ve mounted a credible Presidential campaign.

Real leaders don't back out, or rely on excuses, or shift blame.

But I guess the same applies to Mitt, who didn't bother running for reelection as governor because he didn't think he could win.

12 posted on 11/17/2012 12:20:21 PM PST by x
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To: x

TROLL - BACK OFF, attention seeker!


13 posted on 11/17/2012 12:25:35 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
TROLL - BACK OFF, attention seeker!

Not actually a response to what I said.

But those caps certainly will attract a lot of attention to you.

14 posted on 11/17/2012 12:31:33 PM PST by x
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To: cicero2k
Shes the reason GOP turnout 2008 > 2012.

GOP turnout will end up higher than 2008 once all the votes are counted.

15 posted on 11/17/2012 12:33:23 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: x

“Real leaders don’t back out, or rely on excuses, or shift blame. “

Yeah, I guess they stubbornly ignore the financial hardhsip they are inflicting on the people aroound them for their own selfish glory.

Palin left because of the biggest political smear in American history. And it was fueled by the GOP.


16 posted on 11/17/2012 12:42:21 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Bratch

Sarah - please run - let the voters decide!


17 posted on 11/17/2012 12:43:44 PM PST by ImProudToBeAnAmerican (2012 = Voter fraud > Chicago style!)
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To: Bratch
Sadly, by then she'll have been out of politics too long. Working as a commentator just isn't the same thing.

She needs a position of substance somewhere.

18 posted on 11/17/2012 12:56:15 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: cicero2k
Shes the reason GOP turnout 2008 > 2012.

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For What it's worth and subject to change pending final tallies.

                      Popular         EV  
Romney/Ryan        59,637,581 47.7%  206 EV

McCain/Palin       59,934,814 45.7%  173 EV

Net McCain/Palin       29,233 -2.0%  -33 EV

That said whomever becomes the nominee in 2016 needs to be someone that can bring enough voters together to defeat the democratic candidate. We surely don't need a 16 year run of democratic control plus however many years into the future the Supreme Court impact of their nominees will be.

19 posted on 11/17/2012 12:58:49 PM PST by deport
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To: Bratch

Ronald Reagan never quit his office.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 12:59:50 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Bratch

I totally agree....go Sarah...


21 posted on 11/17/2012 1:07:20 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: deport

correction to net difference:

29,233 s/b 297,233


22 posted on 11/17/2012 1:08:49 PM PST by deport
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To: fortheDeclaration

Ronald Reagan didn’t have 19 baseless ethics complaints filed against him, complaints that by state law had to be paid for out of Palin’s own pocket. Democratic operatives intentionally tried to destroy her with baseless complaints, knowing she could not afford to pay to defend herself against all of them.

When her appointees began to suffer financially due to the vendetta against her, she removed herself to save THEM from financial ruin.

You need to educate yourself on what the Dems and GOP elite did to Palin. It was criminal.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 1:12:19 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Bryan24

He/she knows that. for the Dclaration is a troll.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 1:18:15 PM PST by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: Bryan24

I don’t know how true it is, but it was said that the Romney camp was behind some of the smears and trash digging on Sarah. If so, he reaped what he sowed. Yes, I would have rather had Mitt than Zero, but, just saying..........He also deliberately left her out of the RNC and the Paulbots too. THat’s why he lost so many GOP voters. I’m not a huge fan of Ron Paul, but he did have quit a significant following that should have been brought into the tent.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 1:33:47 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: Strategerist
GOP turnout will end up higher than 2008 once all the votes are counted.

LOL, what a hope.

2008 was after two terms of Bush and national exhaustion, and during a recession, as an old guy with no money ran against history, and a deity, and the first black president, in one of those throwaway elections.

2012 was the man with all the money and the chips, running against Carter the 2nd, during almost a depression, and the hope is that Romney 'equaled' McCain?

That is pathetic.

26 posted on 11/17/2012 1:40:05 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Ronald Reagan never quit his office.

He might have if he was put in the same situation. She sacrificed for the good of Alaska.

27 posted on 11/17/2012 1:57:56 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Bratch

Thanks for posting. I’ve thought that an Obama re-election makes a Palin presidency more not less likely. After four years of Obama it will not be republican moderation people are begging for. Palin if she decides to pursue a serious run has the qualities that gives liberals problems. She has a working class appeal while being a solid conservative.


28 posted on 11/17/2012 2:01:10 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Yet Palin is the new Reagan to the conservative movement that she leads and represents.

What a ray of sunshine that her victories are in 2012, after what your man Romney, the Massachusetts Governor did to us.

Go Ted Cruz, Go Deb Fischer, and all you congress people that she supported.

That Romney thing just isn’t working out for you is it?

What influence do you think that he will bring to 2014, and what influence do you think that Governor Palin will bring to 2014?

Palin represents the right of the GOP.

Romney represents the left of the GOP.

Who’s agenda and efforts do you support for 2014?


29 posted on 11/17/2012 2:05:15 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Did quit his party however.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 2:06:48 PM PST by Darth Reardon
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To: Darth Reardon

The GOP wanted nothing to due with Sarah or the tea party..they figured people would vote anyway.. well I guess they were wrong


31 posted on 11/17/2012 2:23:12 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: x

She should run as the TEAse Party candidate. Because that’s all she does act like the High School tease.


32 posted on 11/17/2012 2:23:37 PM PST by Blackirish
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To: Strategerist

“GOP turnout will end up higher than 2008 once all the votes are counted.”

You mean, like all the military votes that won’t be counted by obamas criminal enterprise?


33 posted on 11/17/2012 2:26:13 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Catsrus
I don’t know how true it is, but it was said that the Romney camp was behind some of the smears and trash digging on Sarah.

The worst attacks on Palin, when they came from Repubs, the Repub almost always turned out to be a romniac.

Similarly, the worst attacks on the tea party, when they came from Repubs, the Repub almost always turned out to be a romniac.

I don't know that Romney was behind it. But Repubs who attacked Palin and Repubs who attacked the tea party almost always were Romney supporters.

This is a big reason it was so tough for some conservatives to get behind Romney. Well, that, and his record in Massachusetts. I voted for him in the general but it meant eating some of my words from earlier on when I had said I'd never vote for the guy. I learned to like Romney during the election, but I still don't like romniacs. They can take a flying leap.

34 posted on 11/17/2012 2:30:47 PM PST by marron
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To: Bratch
Some Republicans will say Palin has too much baggage from 2008

Her baggage is our baggage. McCain, and the GOP establishment.

35 posted on 11/17/2012 2:37:43 PM PST by marron
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To: marron

And that’s the closest link that can be posited without specific evidence of those in the inner Romney campaign being sent on destroy missions. RINOs liked Romney, RINOs disdained Sarah. That’s a given. But I’ve seen it accused so many times that Romney sent mercenaries to “get” Sarah. I’d just want to see some reason to believe that beyond suspicion. Romney frankly strikes me as semi-clueless about actual politics.


36 posted on 11/17/2012 2:38:09 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Blackirish

The single most important individual responsible for conservative gains of the last 4 years, is having concrete accomplishments.

I only hope her success continues, we need her in 2014.


37 posted on 11/17/2012 2:39:28 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: Darth Reardon

Romney quit his party also, people forget that he turned against the GOP and left the party because of conservatism and Reagan.


38 posted on 11/17/2012 2:42:17 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: x

It is a response to your TROLL post. Truth is MY attention getter and the truth is YOU ARE A TROLL! Go to DU if you don’t want to be called a TROLL!


39 posted on 11/17/2012 2:45:23 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Bratch

Sarah needs to become good at something besides
cheerleading if she should desire to be taken
seriously next presidential election. She should
join a think tank and do some research on economic
issues and/or foreign relations.

I would love to throw all my support behind her but
the media will destroy her if nothing develops within
her. I know it makes many folks angry but it is true.
I believe that it was the MSM and Romney’s failure
to handle the MSM that did him in. Had the media been
neutral Romney would have won by 10-15 percent. Well,
the media was, is, and will be much harder on Palin
than they ever were on Romney. And, don’t think for
a moment that the MSM will be that much closer to
death in 2016 than it is now.

Palin is no Ronald Reagan by a long shot. RR did his
homework, governed one of the strongest economic en-
tities in the world for two terms, and ran against
one the weakest incumbent presidents in US history in
1980.


40 posted on 11/17/2012 2:47:55 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: Bratch

I’m all for Sarah but I’m not sure the Republican party is any longer viable. She may be better off running on the Tea Party ticket.


41 posted on 11/17/2012 2:48:05 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: deport

Ok. You keep the media at bay so enough citizens can hear whoever the candidate is. After all, look at all the trashing Barry got, it’s amazing how he won!/s


43 posted on 11/17/2012 2:56:47 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: hosepipe

You get it. Palin is a joke, but even if she wasn’t, it wouldn’t matter. The Statists have won. They now have more parasites than producers, and in 2016 there will be even more people leeching off the producers who will just vote themselves more free stuff. I have tuned out Limbaugh, Levin, and that moron Hannity who have all said “just wait till 2016! That will be our year!” Yeah, right. Its over. The Republic died in 2008, and it was confirmed dead last week. We are going to be a socialist nanny state. Get used to it. Put on your shackles because there is no going back.


44 posted on 11/17/2012 3:01:07 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: Bratch
My "Dream Team" for 2016~


45 posted on 11/17/2012 3:09:55 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: WVKayaker

God bless Sarah, but I fear she doesn’t have the temperament to withstand the political torture that comes at a national level. And I’m not even pointing to where she got hounded out of office, a truly bizarre fluke of circumstance and dysfunctional Alaskan law making that possible. But she wouldn’t put her hat in the ring. Sarah, had she stood up to the attacks we CAN’T see, would then almost certainly have ripped Obama from pillar to post and gotten much more voter passion than Mitt did.


46 posted on 11/17/2012 3:14:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Romney frankly strikes me as semi-clueless about actual politics.

I have any number of reasons to not like him politically, but I have come to the conclusion that on a personal level he is a decent and good man.

I don't think he sent his minions out to attack the tea party. They already didn't like us, and they were drawn to him because he was evidently the farthest from being us. In the end I came to the conclusion that I liked Romney as a human being. Its the romniac Rinos I detest.

47 posted on 11/17/2012 3:15:54 PM PST by marron
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To: Astronaut

[ You get it. Palin is a joke, but even if she wasn’t, it wouldn’t matter. The Statists have won. ]

WRONG... Palin is not a joke.. She is trying to give hope to remaining conservatives..
You are being simplistic.. stop it.. She “gits it”..
YOU may not get it.. except partially..


48 posted on 11/17/2012 3:27:07 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Bratch

In November 2016 Sarah Palin will continue to have more quality executive experience that either Barack Obama or Joe Biden.


49 posted on 11/17/2012 3:36:20 PM PST by jimfree
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To: Bratch

She has to try.


50 posted on 11/17/2012 3:38:02 PM PST by jimfree
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