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Posted on 01/27/2014 7:43:15 PM PST by Bratch
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She reminds me of people in my life as a lad and today friends that are strong Christians having a positive word with you to steer you in the right direction. Notice she did it without yelling, being mean, vindictive, sardonic or a host if other adjectives to sort of try to get him to see the light in a mini come to Jesus moment. Whether he listens or not is another thing. She must get a sense that the pressure is on more than we know behind the scenes, especially with his recent rebuking in AZ. She is a class act, that is why we think so highly of her here on FR...
Agreed re: McCain.
Also, I think it generally best not to write Facebook posts proclaiming one’s virtue.
I love Sarah but she needs to stay the hell away,run away as fast as she can, from McQweeg. He will only bring her down.
She has more than paid her dues with this clown.
The loonies will come out and say Sarah has lost it and is now unclean. Then, they will lament how none of the true conservatives ever seems to do so good...
As much as I admire and respect the lady, she’s a mystery to me when it comes to the disgraceful POS McLame.
Maybe she feels a sense of loyalty to him for bringing her to the national stage, I don’t know.
Or maybe it’s just “one team, one fight” and she’s doing the Reagan 11th Commandment : Thou shalt not criticize a Fellow Republican”.
That photo shows a VERY different man than what we have right now.
Back then, when that picture was taken, I doubt he’d be as deferential to the other side as he is - and has been - now.
For his service, I respect him.
For his political treachery and backstabbing of our own people... not so much.
“...She is a class act,...”
She is, indeed. And that is why the left went after her with such a vengeance.
They will always show you who they hate - and fear - by the vindictiveness of their actions.
Unfortunately It Is All About The Money To The Beltway Occupants
Unfortunately John McCain has a close “buddy” who tags along with him named Lindsey Graham.....I sure hope these kind words don’t apply to him in the upcoming primary election in South Carolina.
No one is perfect and does everything the way I would but maybe Sarah’s way is a better way. I agree to disagree with her view.
If I lived in Arizona right now I would be censuring McCain and wishing his early retirement and working towards that end.
No it's not that. Recall last year her comment that it was open season on RINOs.
She is actually praising McCain here for going after Obama.
And the censor McCain got that she is critical of was for consistently joining Dems against Republicans on votes.
It's hard to imagine how his life could be so empty that instead of enjoying his golden years with his family and, his wife and all her money, he would prefer to immerse himself in the beltway cesspool of sleazy, immoral and narcissistic thieves, scoundrels and whores. I can't think of a more disgusting existence.
I don’t know about lucky, but I just got up to a SNOW white yard and 21 degree weather which it says feels like 11 degrees.
Thanks God the forecast calls for 68 degrees on Friday and 74 degrees on Saturday!
Agreed re: McCain.
Also, I think it generally best not to write Facebook posts proclaiming ones virtue.
Norm, my moment came when I realized her immigration fix was McCain’s immigration fix.
I don’t care how they word it, at the end of the day they all support pathway to citizenship. Register so you can stay here and work is the exact same thing. In six years or so, they can apply to start the citizenship process, whether they admit it up front or not.
Along with this comes elevated immigration access to Mexico to alleviate the need for illegal immigration.
These folks don’t seem to understand our nation is being swamped. I don’t know what it will take for them to figure it out. Losing California hasn’t even caused them to wise up. Now that magic is spreading across the nation.
If that weren’t bad enough, they’re flooding this nation with every person on the planet they can that have diametrically opposed views to the traditional American views.
You start thinking about the implications, and simple ‘tells’ like supporting McCain become very very important.
McCain is a POS lying bastard. Jeff McFlake is not far behind. Sarah Palin will not change my mind, no matter how grateful she feels towards the slimy bastard.
He is old and changed from his former enthusiasms, and American fervor. It happens. Time for him to retire. MO
2.) She's trying to keep everyone's eye on the target, President Obama. There's nothing to be gained by ostracizing McCain at this time, especially if he's attacking the Administration's Benghazi debacle.
When I read Sarah Palin's Facebook post yesterday, I knew the uproar it would create here and having read the entire thread, I wasn't disappointed.
However, I have a different take. It's called not burning your bridges.
Suppose Palin intends to run for president. How does unnecessarily preempting McCain's support help her campaign? If any bridge is to be burned, let McCain do it. He will be the one who comes off as small, considering Palin's generosity towards him.
On the other hand, Palin already has the support of the tea party movement. Having McCain give her any kind of support can only help with the less supportive factions of the Republican party. At any rate, whatever happens, it won't be Palin that started the fire that burned that bridge. IMO, she is putting McCain into the box of her choosing.
Did you see this bit from her post?
“I oppose letting illegal aliens cut in line and receive American benefits via immigration reform, “
No I didn’t, but what does she propose?
Her detailed explanation to this point was to register them so they could stay and work. Then when asked if they have to go back home, she states, not if they do what is required of them.
When have they done what was required of them? In short, they haven’t once done what was required of them.
If she has changed her mind on this, I haven’t see the alternative she’s now hawking.
I’m not trying to be tough on Palin in particular here, because this is what they all do. They have mastered the art of saying things we want to hear, that mean absolutely nothing.
We all appreciated the comments that some of our leaders didn’t favor amnesty. Wow! Alriiiight.
Then you find out they want to devise a plan so the illegals can stay and some day become citizens.
Oh but this mustn’t be confused with amnesty, because this isn’t amnesty.
Why we’re going to charge them a fee. They each have to pay $1,000 dollars. So now citizenship is sold for $1,000 dollars. Great.
McCain has already burned his bridges long ago by attacking the Tea Party and it's principles.
McCain belongs behind bars.
Possibly a bit of both. But I've seen much worse from freeper favorites. My favorite was arguing with the DeMint fan club here.
Jim DeMint fan: Wow, Jim DeMint is sooo awesome and the LEADER of TRUE conservatives in the Senate. He stands up for principle and would NEVER endorse a RINO!! We should all send $$$ to his Senate Conservative Fund to counter the actions of Ms. Linseed Graham, who is a filthy ultra liberal RINO socialist traitor and the polar opposite of his fellow SC Senator, the heroic conservative champion, Jim DeMint!
Me: But if DeMint is such an awesome principled conservative and Graham is such an awful liberal douchebag, and the have nothing in common, why has DeMint endorsed Graham for re-election in the primary and agreed to be his co-campaign chair?
Jim DeMint fan (covers ears): lalalalala I can't hear you!! Go DeMint!!!
Recall 2011 around here was like in Monty Pythons Life of Brian with the crazies jumping on conservative after conservative with ‘We need to support.... for POTUS. He/she will save this country’
Palin was just the most extreme example of it as she drew it out the longest.
Back then Cavuto asked DeMint if HE was running.
DeMint replies “No way. Why would I want a job like that?”
Naturally that wouldn't deter the DeMint crazies, he was running for sure, just playing coy, they said,
Of course, I've also seen the opposite effect where some freepers insist there's an insidious plan to run some RINO for President, despite the politician shooting down the rumor over and over again:
Freeper: Kristie Kreme is planning a 2012 presidential run!
Cristie: I won't run in 2012.
Freeper: He's LYING! He's gonna run! Just you wait and see.
Cristie: No means no. I have ruled out running in 2012.
Freeper: That means he's DEFINITELY running!
Cristie: I'm running for re-election as Governor and endorsing someone else for president in the primary.
Freeper: He can always change his mind and run!
Cristie: I didn't file by the primary because I'm not running as I already said a million times.
Freeper: He'll run as a write-in!!!
Twas the same thing with Palin. Some people were insisting she could “swoop in and win at the convention” even after Romney won a majority of pledged delegates. I mean....come on.
And some insist she’s a 2016 candidate despite zero signs of interest.
I guess when some people fall in love they stay in love!
Well, it worked for Ron Paul supporters at some state party conventions. ;-)
If Sarah had come out and Said "I am sorry, I never should have Campaigned with him"
You Can Bet Your Ass, they very same people who are on here right now calling her names, would be calling an Ungrateful (put your Woman Insult Here).
I Bet You all the Money I have in My Pocket Right Now.
I have never been more sure of anything in my entire life!
Well said, KCL.
He’s on FNC right now bashing the Tea Party. Again. Says he’s more motivated to run for reelection since he was censured by the AZ GOP. Perhaps Sarah will endorse him again.....
Yesterday Governor Palin penned a post on her Facebook page expressing her support of Senator McCain in the face of censure by his own party in Arizona. In many ways, it echoed the op-ed she wrote for the Arizona Central when she endorsed Senator McCains re-election nearly four years ago. Governor Palins support of Senator McCain shows far more of her character than of his merit. As Governor Palin wrote last night:
We live in a time of diminishing virtues because of societal influence towards total self-centeredness. This is unfortunate and makes raising families, conducting business, and governing that much more challenging. I know how important the virtue of loyalty is because in politics its pretty much nonexistent. I stand on that most important virtue and answer those asking today: Yes, I am proud to have been asked to run with him in 2008, and he is my friend.
If loyalty is essentially nonexistent in politics as Governor Palin notes, how would anyone know what it looks like? One needs to look no further than Governor Palins own character and action over the years. Governor Palin has stood by Senator McCains side since 2008, in spite of his often tepid support for her and his nonexistent defense of her when she was more or less accused of murdering his Arizona constituents in Tucson three years ago. Governor Palins loyalty has been noted by many. For example, Governor Nikki Haley noted in her book about Governor Palins continued support in the midst of allegations during Haleys gubernatorial campaign that she had an affair:
When allegations from Folks first surfaced, Haley remembers having Palin in her corner after just one phone call a contrast to the way another supporter, Romney, had handled the news.
Sarah goes with her gut, and I love her for that, she writes. Mitts team [said] they were going to have a Nikki Haley meeting the next morning to decide what to do next.
Governor Palin again stood with Haley in May of 2012 when a South Carolina union leader beat a pinata with a picture of Governor Haleys face on it. This came even after Haleys silence when Governor Palin and the Tea Party was blamed for the Tucson shooting. Suffice it to say, Governor Palins loyalty is because of who she is (her character), not because of who the others are.
Support differs from complete agreement, however. Governor Palin has expressed disagreement with McCain either implicitly or explicitly multiple times. As she noted in her Facebook post, Governor Palin parts ways with Senator McCain on ANWR and immigration. She has parted ways with him implicitly too. Her "Let Allah sort it out" approach to Syria is 180 degrees different than Senator McCains neocon approach to Syria. In her vintage speech to a Tea Party rally in Iowa in September 2011, Governor Palin mocked Senator McCain, although not in name, for his reference to Tea Partiers as hobbits.
To be sure, Governor Palin has her share of disagreements with Senator McCain, just as some supporters may disagree with her for supporting Senator McCain in this manner. That is the beauty of independence of thoughtdifference of opinion does negate support. As Governor Palins brother Chuck Heath Jr. noted on his Facebook page today:
If I turned my back on every friend and family member who didnt agree with me 100% of the time, Id have no friends or family members.
It cant be said much better than that. We dont have to always agree, but we all can learn a lesson in loyalty from the one political figure who personifies it.
The Biggest reason why we loose is because we can agree on 95% of something and yet 5% is a total deal breaker.
The Lib's are the Opposite, they will vote for someone they hate, but they know will push their movement forward.