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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

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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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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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“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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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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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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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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“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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