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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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To: Last of the Mohicans

Reality is that Governor Palin is the most effective conservative voice in America, she gave us the biggest bright spots to come out of this Romney/Rockefeller/Rove disaster.

If she comes through in 2014 as she has in 2010 and 2012, then we will be miles ahead of where we would be without her.

You should be liking her effect on conservative politics and elections, not trying to end it.

What kind of constructive action is that to be taking? You don’t like Ted Cruz and Deb Fischer?


81 posted on 11/17/2012 6:25:37 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: hosepipe

I voted for Johnson because I can’t vote for slow death or fast death of the Republic. If Palin runs, which is a long shot imho... I’m all in.


82 posted on 11/17/2012 6:31:47 PM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Don’t breed please.


83 posted on 11/17/2012 6:32:47 PM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: HMS Surprise

To win against a Democrat-to-be-named-later Palin would only need to cut into the gender deficit by a few percent. Her base would be secure from day one. She wouldn’t have the stigma of being a man talking about the abortion issue. She wouldn’t have a problem raising money. She wouldn’t have to build name recognition. She is the most thoroughly vetted politician in history.

Palin/Rubio is a leadpipe cinch.


84 posted on 11/17/2012 6:39:01 PM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: usconservative; Behind the Blue Wall

You two already know this, but for others.

There is no question that the most popular governor in America, and possibly history, would have won reelection, even after all the media attacks, even after her becoming the face of conservativeism in America, and a female “Reagan in a skirt”.
Governor Palin left with 56% approval and replaced herself with a republican.

Palin served 32 months, Romney served 48 months.
Romney weakened the state GOP, was unable to run for reelection, although he had wanted to, and he left office with a dismal 34% approval, and turning the seat over to a democrat.

Romney, having been the 4th GOP governor in a row, in a state that prefers republican governors, the democrats took the seat, and have held it since.


85 posted on 11/17/2012 6:43:26 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: hosepipe
2) He knew he would loose.. must have been in on it...

Nope, he believed he was going to win.

86 posted on 11/17/2012 6:57:35 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Moorings

LOL, true.


87 posted on 11/17/2012 6:57:55 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: JediJones
The fact that she didn't run this time only helps make her more viable next time. The GOP-E got their pick this time and failed miserably. Next time the Republican primary voters should realize they need to go 180 degrees opposite of what the GOP-E wants, which is Palin.

Who knows. You may be right and Lord knows I've been wrong before. ;-)

88 posted on 11/17/2012 6:59:26 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

“Fact is, she resigned her office rather than fight”

That’s sort of my point. Without the backing of the GOP, it doesn’t appear as though she had the wherewithal to withstand that level of attack.


89 posted on 11/17/2012 7:29:30 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: onyx; Bratch; upsdriver
And no, people who admire her are NOT cult members.

No more the Cult members of Mittens with his Kittens during the Primary.

Now on this/different Sarah threads I am seeing the very people who pushed HIM during the Primary come out and Sarah's time has come and gone.

Ronald Reagan Lost the 1968 Primary to Richard Nixon

Then he lost the The 1976 Primary to Gerald Ford.

So my Point is this, Sarah is not done, not by a Long Shot.

My only fear is the U.S. will be done and gone before she gets a shot to help us put it back together.

I say to the PDS Trolls our there has an F and U in it.

Go Sarah!


90 posted on 11/17/2012 7:57:38 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion
PREFECT !©

91 posted on 11/17/2012 9:05:55 PM PST 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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92 posted on 11/17/2012 9:07:31 PM PST 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: Tanniker Smith
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.

Are you one of those fools who think the US Senate is suitable preparation for something other than the gallows?

93 posted on 11/17/2012 9:21:23 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: greene66
Conservative populism from flyover country scares the HELL out the ruling-class elites. They’ll do absolutely anything to kill it, whenever it pops up.
Rather than start another Palin thread, I'll post this here.

It seems an appropriate response to your statement.


Why The Left Hates Sarah Palin

Posted by  at November 2nd, 2012

It just happened again.

I spend a fair amount of time at my local coffee shop.  I like to do my writing outside and, besides, it gives me an opportunity to try and initiate political conversations with the people who pass by — my hope always being to begin to enlighten them as to what conservatives really believe (and not just what the leftist media tells them.)

Today, the conversation turned to Sarah Palin and my latest acquaintance blurted out: “Oh I hate her.”  Since she did not yet know my politics, and since we were in Los Angeles, it is clear that she expected to hear back what you usually hear back in this city: “Yeah, I hate her, too.”  Instead, I asked her why.

At this point I could have predicted her response because it’s the same response you get from liberals no matter who on the Right you’re talking about: “Because she’s stupid.”  I replied: “Being stupid is no reason to hate someone, but tell me, which one of her policies do you disagree with?”  It wasn’t hard to predict her response: “All of them!”

I continued to push.  “Well, then, if it’s all of them, it should be easy for you to name one.”  Her reply?  “They’re too many to list.”

“So don’t list them, just give me one,” I said.

This went on for awhile until my new acquaintance finally admitted that she didn’t know any of Ms. Palin’s policies.  Before she ran off – Democrats always run off when asked to provide facts to justify their hatred for Republicans – I looked her in the eyes and said, “If you don’t know any of her policies, perhaps you should look into them.”  She promised she would.  She won’t.  If there are two things you can count on with Democrats, they are filled with hate and empty of facts.

But it got me to thinking.  Given that these people don’t know any of Ms. Palin’s political positions, what is it about her that they hate?  It has to be her life story.  Now, to all decent people, Ms. Palin’s life story could not be more laudable.  She married her high school sweetheart to whom she remains married and with whom she is apparently still in love.  In the harshest of climes, she and Todd started a small business which, apparently, they ran well enough to purchase a home and raise a family.  Despite the long hours required to run a family business and raise children, when Ms. Palin saw that the public schools were not doing a good job in educating her children, she joined the local PTA and was so effective there that the people who knew her best – and in small towns like Wasilla there are very few secrets – elected her to be their mayor.

Apparently, Ms. Palin was so effective in that job that the mayors of the other small towns and big cities elected her president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors.  After a highly successful stint as chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, she ran an uphill battle against an entrenched Republican governor and was elected to the top position, Governor, of the largest state in the nation.  She did that job so well that her approval ratings – despite having ruffled the feathers of the leading political family in Alaska – bordered on 80 percent.

As Ms. Palin’s political horizons continued to grow, she found out she was pregnant with her fourth fifth child, a baby with Downs Syndrome.  Despite knowing in advance that this child would require even more attention and care than other kids, Ms. Palin opted to give her child – Trig – life.

So, given that those who hate – hate!!! – Ms. Palin know nothing more than these facts about her, what is it about Ms. Palin’s life story that generates this blind loathing?  The answer is that, at every turn, Ms. Palin’s story debunks the myths of victimization and self-centeredness that is at the heart of the modern liberal ideology.

First, Ms. Palin is married with children.  The Democrat Party’s treasured storyline is that women with children – especially those who take care of them themselves – are oppressed, victimized and doomed to a life without personal fulfillment.  Ms. Palin’s life proves them wrong and the Democrats hate her for this.  If Ms. Palin were a Democrat she would have offed the last child before he was born so that she could have more “me” time to pursue her own wants and pleasures.  There is clearly something very “wrong” with this woman who allowed her “special needs” child to live.  They hate her for that.

One of the most obvious demographic differences between the Left and the Right is that people without children – those too self-centered and jealous of others stealing “their” attention, angry and hate-filled “feminists,” radical homosexuals and school children too young to have started a family — are just about guaranteed to pull the lever for anyone with a “D” next to their names.  Those married with children are just as assured to pull the lever for someone from the Right.

And Sarah Palin ran a small business.  Democrats don’t run businesses.  In fact, Democrats don’t do anything.  If you eliminated from the voting roll everyone who did nothing other than talk – the academic, the newscaster, the actor, the politician – and those who game the system, collecting welfare and years of unemployment benefits and “workman’s compensation” and food stamps, how many people would be left voting Democrat?

Let’s put it this way, if having had a job – having done something that required either physical labor or risking one’s own money – were a prerequisite to work in the White House, Barack Obama would have to fire 94 percent of his top advisers.  That’s a real number.  Ninety four percent of Obama’s top advisers have never done anything like run a small store, paint a bridge, wire a house for electricity or anything else other than flap their lips.

This is the genesis of the notion that Palin is “stupid.”  Liberals are convinced that there’s something “the matter” with people who have jobs.  This is what they mean by “What’s the Matter with Kansas,” Kansas being a place where people work – Hollywood, Cambridge Massachusetts, the TV studios in Manhattan are places were people talk.  To the liberal, anyone who has a job must be stupid, after all, not everyone is as good a talker as they are, but surely everyone can find one excuse or another to sit at home and collect welfare.

In fact, to the modern liberal, anyone who has a job is not just stupid, he (or she) is dangerous. These people “cling” to their guns and their religion because they toil for their reward.  These people are constantly on the verge of violence, whether it’s an attack like the one they caused in Tucson (according to the leftist script) or just by going home and beating their children.  Consider the lyrics of “the working man’s troubadour” by Bruce Springsteen:

Early in the morning/factory whistle blows
Man rises from bed and puts on his clothes.

Man takes his lunch, walks out in the morning line
That’s the work, the workin’, that’s the workin’ life.

End of the day/Factory whistle cries
Man walks through them gates with death in their eyes.

And you just better believe, boy, somebody’s gonna get it tonight.
(Why?)  Cause that’s the work, the workin’ that’s that workin’ life!

Sarah Palin is stupid and dangerous because, well, to those who have made their millions by doing nothing other than talking, that’s the work, the workin’ that’s the workin’ life.  Just in case you think that’s just one example of Springsteen’s take on anyone who has a job, consider the horrors of his “daddy” who “worked his whole life, for nothing but the pain.”  In this song, “Adam Raised a Cain,” daddy, of course, beats his children, “now he walks these empty rooms searching for something to blame.”  And, in fact, it gets worse because, clearly, a child who is beaten is going to continue that cycle of violence and beat his child (“you inherit the sins/you inherit the flames”). So, even to the most sympathetic leftist like Springsteen, not one, not two, but three generations are destroyed all because “daddy” had to go to work.

And they hate Sarah Palin because she joined the PTA and made things better.  No, no, that’s not supposed to happen.  Schools (read: the teachers’ union) need more money, only more money will solve the problems in the schools.  Sarah Palin must be destroyed!

And, finally, they hate Sarah Palin because she was a successful mayor and governor.  The Democrat Party narrative is that the American people are too stupid to successfully govern themselves and need Harvard and Yale elitists to dictate to them how they should live their lives.  If a graduate of the University of Idaho can successfully run the biggest state in the union, then so can a kid who graduated from Texas A & M or even a kid with a degree from Eureka College.

If Democrats disagreed with Ms. Palin on the issues that would be one thing.  But they don’t merely “disagree” with her, they hate her and they hate her without caring one whit about where she stands on the issues. They hate her because she is living proof that everything about the Democratic Party narrative is a lie and for this reason she cannot be allowed to be liked — because if Democrats liked her, they might actually listen to her policies.

94 posted on 11/17/2012 9:55:04 PM PST by Bratch
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To: JediJones

Nonsense back at ya. At least the media essentially gave
up on the charge that Romney was not qualified. They would
never stop questioning Palin’s right to breathe air. And,
I sure as hell never even hinted that the media would
go easy on any Republican.

There is nothing “equally hard” about the way the media
will treat Palin as compared to other GOP candidates. She
will get it worse. That is why she needs to be better prepared
next time which is a point I made in my first post which you
chose to ignore.


95 posted on 11/17/2012 10:59:58 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: HMS Surprise
My, what a witty retort.

Real leaders don't quit.

96 posted on 11/18/2012 4:41:53 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Darth Reardon

Actually, as he explained it, the Democrat Party quit on him.


97 posted on 11/18/2012 4:42:50 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: ansel12
What makes you think I care about Romney?

But Palin isn't the future of anything political.

98 posted on 11/18/2012 4:44:06 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: TangoLimaSierra

RR would have never quit his office, and she didn’t quit for the good of Alaska, she quit because she didn’t want to deal with the hassle any longer.


99 posted on 11/18/2012 4:45:18 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Bryan24
You need to stop making excuses for someone who quit their post.

She was being harrased, not shot at.

100 posted on 11/18/2012 4:46:22 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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