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What to expect in 2013 (Predicts presidential run by Palin, AWB, another Pelosi speakership)
The Washington Post ^ | December 28, 2012 | Colbert I. King

Posted on 01/01/2013 12:38:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

This year has been quite a storm. Three hundred sixty-five days in a cyclone with fierce weather on all fronts: an economy tossing around in fits and starts; politics stalled by fog and precipitation, with heavy rains arriving in the fall to wash away Republican hopes of winning the White House and both houses of Congress.

What about the coming year?

No doubt we will again find ourselves at year’s end shaking our heads and contemplating what has happened, especially the unexpected.

Here are a few of my educated guesses — and a bit of speculation — about what 2013 has in store.

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●In the fullness of time, following the New Year’s celebration, leaders of the conservative-dominated GOP (Republicans Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are in tears) will prostrate themselves and acknowledge that the unceremonious rejection of Republicans on election night had nothing to do with the “gifts” Mitt Romney charged were given to the “47 percent” of Americans by President Obama but, rather, that 63 million Americans didn’t think much of a political brand that has been hijacked by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, the tea party and other assorted right-wingers. Following that cathartic event, intraparty bloodletting will begin.

●Sarah Palin will try her hand at a series of economic, domestic and foreign policy speeches to signal a presidential run in 2016. Media will be ecstatic. Party stalwarts will be apoplectic.

●Democrats will launch a ground war singularly focused on retaking the House in 2014. Nancy Pelosi, accompanied by a surprise combatant, President Obama, will lead the charge...

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; banglist; democrats; election2014; election2016; guncontrol; obama; palin; pelosi; secondamendment; talkradio; teaparty
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Hahahahaha!
1 posted on 01/01/2013 12:39:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bump!


2 posted on 01/01/2013 12:41:19 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
another Pelosi speakership

She won't have enough muscle mass left to lift the coveted gavel. NEXT!

3 posted on 01/01/2013 12:42:50 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin will try her hand at a series of economic, domestic and foreign policy speeches to signal a presidential run in 2016.

Good. I hope she doesn't quit halfway through or act as a teaser.

4 posted on 01/01/2013 12:43:34 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin, listen to me, run for President and win in 2016:


5 posted on 01/01/2013 12:44:22 PM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: humblegunner

Please take your hate filled PDS vitriol somewhere else!


6 posted on 01/01/2013 12:45:07 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
●Sarah Palin will try her hand at a series of economic, domestic and foreign policy speeches to signal a presidential run in 2016. Media will be ecstatic. Party stalwarts will be apoplectic.

REAL AMERICANS will be enthused and supportive.

7 posted on 01/01/2013 12:45:09 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: humblegunner

YOU are a LEGEND in your OWN MIND!


8 posted on 01/01/2013 12:47:05 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: newfreep

Hoping she doesn’t screw up is hate-filled vitriol?

Wow. Who knew.


9 posted on 01/01/2013 12:49:24 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
I've never had 99% of the media, Hollywood, the talk shows, the nutroots, academia, NGO’s, etc. against me and attacking me & my family. And neither have you, I'll warrant.
10 posted on 01/01/2013 12:52:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
●In the fullness of time, following the New Year’s celebration, leaders of the conservative-dominated GOP (Republicans Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. are in tears) will prostrate themselves and acknowledge that the unceremonious rejection of Republicans on election night had nothing to do with the “gifts” Mitt Romney charged were given to the “47 percent” of Americans by President Obama but, rather, that 63 million Americans didn’t think much of a political brand that has been hijacked by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, the tea party and other assorted right-wingers. Following that cathartic event, intraparty bloodletting will begin.

This got my eyes rolling so fast it's too bad there isn't a generator attached to them. Where to start? How about "Conservative dominated GOP??!!" There's another GOP other than the Republicans??? Why was I not informed?

11 posted on 01/01/2013 12:55:23 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Democrat_media
Since I think Sarah Palin may be the only politician out there that has the experience AND the guts AND the know how to straighten out the damage the professional politicians in Washington, District of Corruption have inflicted on this nation, I am a little conflicted about any such run.
If she runs as a TeaParty candidate, I would bankrupt myself supporting her.
If she runs as a Republican, I just may sit it out.
12 posted on 01/01/2013 12:59:30 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, victimhood can be a bummer.

Something should be done via reparations for all that.

Oh, wait...


13 posted on 01/01/2013 1:00:25 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Still Thinking

It’s one of their favorite strawmen, along with “conservatives don’t care about pollution” and “the Tea Party is racist.”


14 posted on 01/01/2013 1:01:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: humblegunner

Man.. I knew before I even clicked on the thread that you would be here..

Please let up a bit HG .. :p


15 posted on 01/01/2013 1:02:30 PM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m with Sara Palin, all the way to the finish line.


16 posted on 01/01/2013 1:04:56 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: newfreep

Great post!


17 posted on 01/01/2013 1:04:59 PM PST by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: humblegunner

Hey lay off humblegunner this time.

He actually supported Palin, if you look.

:D


18 posted on 01/01/2013 1:05:08 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL! That’s funny—all of it.


19 posted on 01/01/2013 1:05:08 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can see the Democrats in charge of the House come 2015, but Pelosi will need a prosthesis to make her face move.


20 posted on 01/01/2013 1:09:28 PM PST by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin on Facebook -

Best wishes to everyone for a happy New Year! In the coming days there will be a great deal of debate about the goings-on in the political arena and the shenanigans in Washington. Constitutional commonsense conservatives must stay engaged and hold our “leaders” accountable to the voice of average everyday hard working Americans or we will very soon become an enslaved, bankrupt former nation of greatness. So, please keep the faith heading into this new year. And for now, remember to be grateful for the blessings and opportunities God has given us as independent individuals, as caring members of families, as honorable businesses and communities, and as countrymen who understand this most exceptional nation’s foundations of strength. We’ve been given all this for yet another year; let’s not take it for granted. In this new year, as jobs change with doors closing and opening, kids growing, relationships evolving, and life throwing curveballs, may you resolve to stay engaged and optimistic. May you pick your battles wisely. And may you live life vibrantly! God bless you all and God bless our great country as we promise to live out 2 Chronicles 7:14. Here’s to liberty!

21 posted on 01/01/2013 1:11:46 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: humblegunner
Sarah Palin’s non candidacy has nothing to do with her quality as a candidate, and everything to do with the quality of the GOP as a party.
23 posted on 01/01/2013 1:16:16 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Coming Storm
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2973922/posts


24 posted on 01/01/2013 1:25:22 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Tupelo

I still support her fully, and I totally agree with what you said.

But, this (next) time around, I will wait to see the situation.. If she wants to come forth, I am 100% behind her, win or lose.. She, in my opinion, is on track for the way the country was supposed to be.. she would correct, or at least attempt to.. She got most of the corruption out of Alaska in record time. She has more balls than 99.9% of any other ‘Repub’ we now have, and that says a lot.

On the other hand, if she does not run, we just have to see how things go (and it, obviously, will not be pretty.. unless another Conservative (with a BIG C) steps up.


26 posted on 01/01/2013 1:47:02 PM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
White women got the vote 50 years after black men.

Even after 8 years of the POSIC (proper pronunciation of CIC), I doubt that we are ready to elect a woman to the top slot - too many Julia's.

27 posted on 01/01/2013 1:54:13 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: humblegunner

If you’re going to criticize her, at least get your facts straight. She resigned 2/3 of the way through her term, not halfway through.

Quite frankly if she ran and won in 2016, took office in January of 2017, and then resigned again in August of 2019 after getting a few big things done(say real entitlement/spending reform, one or two more conservative SC justices, and one or two big foreign policy accomplishments) I’d be just fine with that.

I’d suggest she’d accomplish much more in those 2 and a half years and do more to put the country on the right path than Obama and W did in the 16 from 2001-2016.


28 posted on 01/01/2013 1:54:48 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: humblegunner
Ahhhh, hum-gun doing the work of Rats, MSM and all manner of liberal vermin on Free Republic for another year.
Kind of FR’s one man(???) version of various MSNBC commentators, just about word for word to boot.
A combination of the keen intellect of Chris Matthews, but not quite the manliness of Rachel Maddow.
29 posted on 01/01/2013 1:56:12 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: onyx; Perdogg; Kevmo; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


30 posted on 01/01/2013 1:56:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: jeltz25
She resigned 2/3 of the way through her term, not halfway through.

Bully for her, how stellar.

31 posted on 01/01/2013 2:01:36 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: jeltz25; The Cajun; Navy Patriot; Bikkuri

Hgunner is too easy to read...Process, process, process...the rules are in his mind...what little bit he has left. He wants to be given respect, but he cannot do the same for others.


32 posted on 01/01/2013 2:05:30 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: humblegunner

Palin may not have run perfectly, but she is so-far the best candidate we have.

If she runs, I hope you are enthusiastic in support of her.


33 posted on 01/01/2013 2:07:02 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: The Cajun
So my stating that I hope she doesn't screw up equates to all that fantasy mess you posted?

How nice. I love you too, sweetiecakes.

Now toddle off and watch your pony videos or whatever fantasy garbage your mommy has bought you.

Honestly, if your most-favorite-political-crush can't stand a little jiving, then I'd call that pretty weak.

School me, do, in how to show proper reverence.

34 posted on 01/01/2013 2:07:27 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Tupelo

It would probably take Sarah Palin to lead Republicans out of the GOP and into a TEA party-type third party to restore the country. She would first need to undo the damage inflicted upon her by the Republicans, the Democrats, and their lap-dog media. She is completely capable of doing it. She’s a smart lady and a shrewd strategist.


36 posted on 01/01/2013 2:12:25 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Palin may not have run perfectly

She ran?

37 posted on 01/01/2013 2:16:46 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No doubt. Just a shame that people are to dumbed down and too disengaged to notice.


38 posted on 01/01/2013 2:17:15 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin will try her hand at a series of economic, domestic and foreign policy speeches to signal a presidential run in 2016.

##################################

And I know just who should be her VP...


39 posted on 01/01/2013 2:19:07 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: humblegunner

Lol. OK no, but almost.

Run Sarah Run.


40 posted on 01/01/2013 2:19:16 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: humblegunner
Ya kind of reminding me of narcissistic Barry there hum-gun.
Pure as the driven snow on all your comments about Palin, LOL!

Honestly, if your most-favorite-political-crush can't stand a little jiving, then I'd call that pretty weak.

Heck, most people don't mind a little *jiving*, but the persistent, unrelenting, liberal based crap by a neurotic nut job does get a little tiresome on a conservative forum.

41 posted on 01/01/2013 2:19:55 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun
the persistent, unrelenting, liberal based crap by a neurotic nut job does get a little tiresome

So does the mindless Zealotry.

So there we are.

42 posted on 01/01/2013 2:24:05 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One thing we know for sure: Hillary Clinton will not be running for president.

She will not be running.

She will not be walking.

If she survives her brain tumor, she will most likely be in a wheelchair with a permanent attendant.

It sucks to be Hillary in 2013.


43 posted on 01/01/2013 2:28:07 PM PST by miserare
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To: jeltz25

I’d suggest she’d accomplish much more in those 2 and a half years and do more to put the country on the right path than Obama and W did in the 16 from 2001-2016.

***************

Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Conservative, Male or Female, I’m not sure a President can accomplish much more than the existing Congress will agree to. Now if the Congressional makeup changes substantially then the President may have more success in guiding changes. JMO.


44 posted on 01/01/2013 2:29:39 PM PST by deport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
to signal a presidential run in 2016

President of what? Her fan club?

I really don't want to see another democrap landslide win.
45 posted on 01/01/2013 2:30:37 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: humblegunner
So does the mindless Zealotry.

So anyone who doesn't agree with hum-gun about Palin is a *mindless zealot*?
LOL, what a narcissistic attention whore you are showing up to spew on just about every Palin thread.

46 posted on 01/01/2013 2:32:34 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Washington Compost nuff said


47 posted on 01/01/2013 2:33:28 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: LachlanMinnesota; humblegunner

Bullshite.

I’m a very strong woman and he digs me like a miner digs gold.

Go psycho-analyze somebody else


48 posted on 01/01/2013 2:35:27 PM PST by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: randomhero97

so go ahead and nominate another establishment-approved electable guy like Christie, Rubio, Ryan, or Jeb Bush.

The last few times we did that really turned out well.


49 posted on 01/01/2013 2:36:01 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rubio and Palin in 2016 - either ON the GOP ticket or running
against it.


50 posted on 01/01/2013 2:39:15 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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