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Sarah Palin tells Iowa conservatives it's time 'to stiffen our backs'
Reuters ^ | 11/10/2013 | Kay Henderson

Posted on 11/10/2013 1:49:03 AM PST by markomalley

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who rallied members of the Tea Party in their failed effort to defund Obamacare, lashed out on Saturday against members of the Republican Party who agreed to end the government shutdown.

The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee's comments during a speech in Des Moines come at a time of division within the party over the strategy conservative members of Congress adopted in forcing a 16-day shutdown of the federal government last month.

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Palin told the Christian conservatives in attendance it was time to "stiffen our spines" for the 2014 elections.

"I want to encourage you to make your voice heard, to hold politicians accountable," Palin said.

The bulk of Palin's speech was focused on the nation's current political climate. She drew thunderous applause with her sharp attack on Republicans in Congress who voted in October to raise the nation's debt ceiling and reopen the government.

"They promised that they would do everything in their power to fight against socialized medicine, against Obamacare, but when it came time to stand and defund it, they waved the white flag of surrender and they threw under the bus the good guys who did stand up and fight for us," Palin said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: iowa; obamacare; palin; sarahpalin; shutdown

1 posted on 11/10/2013 1:49:03 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

The same problems the Republicans had with Obamacare, caused the Democrats to shut down the government to shut the Republicans up. Now the chickens are coming home to roost for the Democrats.


2 posted on 11/10/2013 1:57:25 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: markomalley

Then its time for her to put up or shut up. She should announce she is either running or would take the VP slot if cruz runs.
There can be no more fence sitting now/


3 posted on 11/10/2013 3:26:00 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: markomalley
She drew thunderous applause with her sharp attack on Republicans in Congress who voted in October to raise the nation's debt ceiling and reopen the government.

Name names Sarah. It's those Senators that are not on our side.

4 posted on 11/10/2013 3:28:52 AM PST by McGruff (Obama lied. Period!)
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To: Yorlik803

“Then its time for her to put up or shut up. She should announce she is either running or would take the VP slot if cruz runs. There can be no more fence sitting now/”

Conservatives are frustrated by the slow pace of politics and anxious for somebody to get behind. But there’s a game that must be played and it is played, like Kabuki theater, at its own pace. Announcing that she would take the VP slot would put Cruz in an incredibly awkward position. Also a politician must be courted otherwise she’s seen as cheap and tawdry. It’s much like dating in that respect.

She’s going to play the role she’s been good at, which is power broker behind the scenes. Assuming she’s not running for the top spot then if she’s asked to take the second seat then she can bargain for part of her agenda. If she can’t bargain for her agenda, by declaring her availability, then she’s lost a lot of chips.


5 posted on 11/10/2013 3:33:58 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: markomalley

Full video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0zuNzg4PaU


6 posted on 11/10/2013 3:37:21 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Gen.Blather

Time to think of Plan B and Plan C because the powers that be don’t want to shake up the Progressive boat- The RINO-Republicans have signed on to be straw men to the wonderful new Communism of the Progressive Left. The Hippies are in control now but they don’t know what they are doing. Marxism doesn’t work. I will put on my swami turban and look into the crystal ball—into the future:
WHAT WILL BE.
2014 More Republicans will be elected—Democrats will lose some seats in the Senate but not enough to change things.
The MSM will push Christie to run (he’s the new Mittens)
There will be a flock of people run for President-—some lackluster debates—Sarah and Trump will threaten to run and not. It will be Christie and Walker or some other chump vs. A) Obama 3rd Term, or B)an Obama Clone like Holder or Hillary. More lackluster debates—Democrat will win by a narrow margine and proclame a new Progressive mandate.
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE (Plan B)
Form the Liberty Party and run a slate of reformers and Tea Party People—people not infected with politics. People like Michael Reagan, Allen West, Mrs Chaney, etc... Sneak into the debates—do some colorful stunts—use internet and new media. Be best if joined by Sarah Palin. OR
(Plan C) We shatter the 2 party system and start five new parties! Far right Constutional Party, New Whig Party, New Bullmoose Greens, American Marxist, etc... If the progressives want Europe—give them muliti-Partied states. No more Commie Dems, no more RINOs -—pull down the system.


7 posted on 11/10/2013 4:19:56 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Yorlik803

What, when the establishment GOP will nominate “solid conservatives” like Chris Christie and Jeb Bush? I think they’d rather see Hillary win.


8 posted on 11/10/2013 4:27:47 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: markomalley

Too bad this isn’t Senator Palin R-Alaska telling them this....


9 posted on 11/10/2013 4:32:45 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Yorlik803

It would be insane of her to announce either of those now.


10 posted on 11/10/2013 4:47:36 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: central_va
Too bad this isn’t Senator Palin R-Alaska telling them this...

Because voters respect Senators more than most people? Because she lacks gravitas without the title of Senator? Why on earth, why would that make such a difference with you?
11 posted on 11/10/2013 4:53:47 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: markomalley
She drew thunderous applause with her sharp attack on Republicans in Congress who voted in October to raise the nation's debt ceiling and reopen the government.

I wonder if Tom Latham was in the audience.

12 posted on 11/10/2013 4:57:08 AM PST by EternalVigilance (tomhoefling@gmail.com)
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To: Gen.Blather
She’s going to play the role she’s been good at, which is power broker behind the scenes.

She is the one doing Karl Rove's job. I say give her the title and the salary and make it official. Rove needs to be kicked to the corner.

13 posted on 11/10/2013 5:19:18 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: McGruff
Here, let me help.

Sen. John Cornyn,TX(R)ino.
Rep. Kevin Brady,TX(R)ino.

Lookin to primary these guys right on back into the private sector in 2014.

14 posted on 11/10/2013 5:21:30 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: Gen.Blather

“Assuming she’s not running”

Wrong assumption.

Non-candidates don’t go to Iowa.

She’s running.


15 posted on 11/10/2013 5:31:18 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Form the Liberty Party and run a slate of reformers and Tea Party People—people not infected with politics. People like Michael Reagan, Allen West

West is infected. Out of his own mouth, he admits it.

16 posted on 11/10/2013 5:37:12 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: markomalley

This country needs a paradigm shift before ANY true conservative can be elected. In it’s present state, I don’t believe it is ready to elect a conservative. To much gimee gimee gimee to overcome.


17 posted on 11/10/2013 6:06:24 AM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: teletech; markomalley

This country needs a paradigm shift before ANY true conservative can be elected. In it’s present state, I don’t believe it is ready to elect a conservative. To much gimee gimee gimee to overcome.

18 posted on 11/10/2013 6:42:38 AM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: teletech
You've hit the nail on the head.

Conservatives not only battle against socialist/commies sitting in all branches of gubbamint, we battle against weak kneed RINOs forces within our own party.

Sad...really sad.

19 posted on 11/10/2013 6:44:09 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: newfreep

bookmark for later


20 posted on 11/10/2013 6:48:38 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: servantboy777

Yes! Micro! NOT Macro! My wish is for freepers and other associations to
focus like a laser on THE POSSIBLE! Namely, slay their incumbent in the district THEY LIVE IN! In other words, a sort of “man to man” defense.

It does me no good for example to rant about a rep from Montana BUT I can, if I get off my ass, do some real damage in my neighborhood against that smug punk Cornyn! Everybody pick one of the 535!, just one!, and do your best to nail him!

I figure if I can cost Cornyn 100 votes, I’ve done my job as one man!


21 posted on 11/10/2013 6:53:11 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: markomalley; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Ping to Sarah's Awesome List!

Sarah is one of like 6 Adults in the room when it comes to these.

I don't want the government to be my Dad telling me I can't have this and I can't have that, but it also shouldn't be an enabler, like the cool parent that gives 14 year old's beer and condoms, most of the time the government should simply do nothing.

And Republicans need to learn how to say "No, we can't do that" though I doubt that as the GOP is the second party of government.

Why do you think the GOP hates Sarah or Ted Cruz so much?


22 posted on 11/10/2013 7:03:01 AM 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: Gen.Blather; KC_Lion; markomalley; onyx
Spot on!!

Sarah IS doing exactly what she needs to be doing and is so wonderful at doing....giving it to the Progs....in BOTH parties.

Sarah plays chess while LSM and others play checkers. She runs circles around the tactics of those who mean to destroy what made this nation great.

No one needs to tell Sarah what she *should do*... she's got this figured out.

23 posted on 11/10/2013 7:15:29 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: central_va
Too bad this isn’t Senator Palin R-Alaska telling them this....

Concurring bump.

Its not too late for her to challenge Mark Begich who is up for reelection in 2014.

24 posted on 11/10/2013 7:24:00 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Cen-Tejas
>>I figure if I can cost Cornyn 100 votes, I’ve done my job as one man!<<

Man oh man....I pick you for my team!

Count me for a 100 votes. Thank you for your enthusiasm and patriotism.

25 posted on 11/10/2013 7:35:45 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: markomalley

Marching orders have been given. No more yip-yappin’ and gum flappin’ - it’s time to get to work. Get in line soldier.


26 posted on 11/10/2013 7:51:54 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Resettozero

The only way to take back the Senate is on at a time. The EASY ones like this are a no brainer.


27 posted on 11/10/2013 7:56:07 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: markomalley

I learned a long time ago that it is better to be kingmaker than king. Sarah gets this. If runs she’s an army of one, if she helps others run then we have an army.


28 posted on 11/10/2013 7:58:59 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: markomalley

Palin has nailed the persons responsible for this Nation’s problems/troubles and what is needed for correction. She is becoming more and more as the spokesperson for what the Nation needs. The lady is no dummie and the turncoats against the Constitution in the Republican Party are in for some exposure.


29 posted on 11/10/2013 8:04:36 AM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Yorlik803

Why don’t you run? Why is saving the nation her responsibility?


30 posted on 11/10/2013 9:07:02 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Freestate316

...and she would...


31 posted on 11/10/2013 10:08:13 AM PST by Shady (It is called LIBERTY...Freedom linked to Responsibility. Any questions?)
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To: central_va

Sarah will be great raising money for the cause, and that is the most critical thing at this point...a conservative/tea party war cyst large enough to make a difference, especially with House and Senate races we can win..


32 posted on 11/10/2013 10:12:56 AM PST by Shady (It is called LIBERTY...Freedom linked to Responsibility. Any questions?)
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To: Yorlik803
It's too soon for Sarah to announce. She should wait until after the 2014 Congressional elections.

Otherwise, she will become the main focus rather than the Tea Party Congressional candidates.

33 posted on 11/10/2013 11:19:53 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: mac_truck

The last date to enter the primary is June 1 2014.

Begich won with a Clintonian plurality in the “year of Obama” 2008.

He should be easy pickings, although the new Dem gameplan of bankrolling a Libertarian to bleed off R votes will likely be used.


34 posted on 11/10/2013 11:24:36 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's 3rd term: squaw Warren? Lord help us!)
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To: Cen-Tejas; central_va

“I figure if I can cost Cornyn 100 votes, I’ve done my job as one man!”

I would be delighted to be that effective in a certain state senate race right now. The game in VA is still on. And it’s for a whole lot of the marbles.


35 posted on 11/10/2013 11:27:48 AM PST by RKBA Democrat ( There is no worst president but owebama, and valerie jarrett is his prophet.)
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To: central_va
The only way to take back the Senate is...

I see. You still believe in the Republican Party. Carry on.
36 posted on 11/10/2013 11:41:32 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

I don’t consider Sarah a Republican. I consider here on the same level as Cruz. So, yes, she should have run for Senate. We could have used her during the recent falderall.


37 posted on 11/10/2013 12:25:27 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

I agree 100%.

On both points.

Sarah is nominally a Republican, as is Cruz. But both are more concerned with changing politics in DC, than in adhering to political positions.

As such, either (both) could form a new party.

Frankly I wish they both would. Right now.

This is just my opinion though.

I’m ready however.


38 posted on 11/10/2013 12:29:14 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: KC_Lion

GO SARAH!


39 posted on 11/10/2013 2:34:11 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: newfreep

Thank you so much!
I’ll watch as soon as I find time!!!


40 posted on 11/10/2013 2:34:50 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: markomalley

My President!


41 posted on 11/10/2013 3:25:33 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Yorlik803
Then its time for her to put up or shut up. She should announce she is either running or would take the VP slot if cruz runs. There can be no more fence sitting now/

Why?

42 posted on 11/10/2013 3:35:22 PM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: Resettozero

FreeRepublic is not immune to RINO shills who contrive any grievance possible against Palin.

In advertising, it’s called a “hit.” Engineer enough “hits” on any figure, and you’ve successfully undermined confidence in that figure regardless of the objective circumstances.

Justice Thomas is probably the best known example. His “believability” numbers flip-flopped with those of Anita Hill after one year on the court though absolutely zero new information became available. This was, of course, due to the advertising campaign waged against him by the MSM.


43 posted on 11/10/2013 3:48:10 PM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: papertyger

Yours is an excellent, encouraging, and truthful post.


44 posted on 11/11/2013 4:43:04 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: Free Vulcan
If runs (for Senator) she’s an army of one, if she helps others run then we have an army.

Agreed. And in a nutshell, this is what she has said over and over these past 2 years.

Some FReepers must think she is a typical conniving politician and will deceive supporters to advance herself somehow. That's understandable because most major politicians seem to act that way.

Sarah, though, is noticeably different. Few could write a book about protecting the Christmas holiday and get skewered by Matt Lauer about Obamacare, an NBC Today interview she matched and won early this morning.
45 posted on 11/11/2013 4:53:51 AM PST by Resettozero
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