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Palin comes to McCain’s defense in Facebook post
DailyCaller ^ | 1/27/2014 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 01/28/2014 1:41:28 AM PST by South40

Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin defended her 2008 running mate Sen. John McCain Monday, after the Arizona Republican Party censured the Senator, saying he was not conservative enough.

In a Facebook post Monday night, Palin touted McCain’s national security bona fides and his role in the investigation into Benghazi. She said that while she did not agree with him on everything, Republicans should all stand on the same side against the Obama administration.

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1 posted on 01/28/2014 1:41:28 AM PST by South40
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To: South40
And this after he did everything possible to throw her under the bus. I will never understand her continued support for that RINO b@$+@rd.

Her Facebook post:

On this day in 1973 the Paris Peace Accords were signed. Although controversial, this treaty resulted in the release of our American POWs in Vietnam. Among them was John McCain. Our courageous POWs had endured unimaginable punishment at the hands of enemy captors in their sacrificial service to country. Our appreciation for them cannot be adequately articulated.

So many of these vets and POWs ha...ve continued to serve our country in private life. They’re still fighting for America and showing their love of country in all they do. Some like Congressman Sam Johnson of Texas and Senator John McCain serve us in the halls of Congress today.

I consider Senator John McCain an American hero and a friend. He fights to remind our President that the federal government’s first priority must be strong defense of our homeland, and, like Congressman Johnson, he fights against big-spending colleagues who don’t prioritize for our military’s needs. Upon the Senator’s shoulders he’s carried part of our message of opposition to today’s “fundamental transformation” of America directly to the problem: President Obama and Harry Reid’s far left agenda.

I appreciate Senator McCain's steadfastness in demanding truth in the White House’s Benghazi cover-up. Because of his persistence we WILL get that truth, and then more eyes will be open to see how dangerous an Obama-led retreating America is in this volatile world.

It goes without saying we don’t all agree on all political issues. For instance, I shall keep pushing to open ANWR, I oppose letting illegal aliens cut in line and receive American benefits via “immigration reform,” and I oppose any Congressional action that allows President Obama to incur more U.S. debt. During this time of dangerous lawlessness in the executive branch, those who agree on stopping the intended transformation of our country had better unite to fight. So at this time, it's perplexing to see Senator McCain’s good efforts to uncover the Obama agenda being ignored and perhaps even hindered now by those wanting to censure the Arizona Senator. Despite our differences on some other issues, there is no questioning Senator McCain’s dedication to national security in spite of the White House’s agenda.

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 it’s 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.”

One more thing, if you've met his beautiful mother you know where he gets his tenacity. Roberta McCain is one tough Mama Grizzly.

- Sarah Palin


2 posted on 01/28/2014 1:45:02 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: South40

Palin is done.


3 posted on 01/28/2014 1:50:34 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: markomalley

It’s a flaw she has

In his own way McCain is more damaging to conservative values than is Obama, and is a symptom of what is wrong with the way this country selects elevates and endlessly reelects political leaders, not what is right

Sarah, he’s not your Dad and he’s not our Dad and there are hundreds of thousands of valorous military vets more qualified by honor and principle to be a US Senator


4 posted on 01/28/2014 1:53:56 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: South40

Her fatal flaw...the McCain blind spot.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 1:57:06 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: South40

No true conservative will support McCain.

I have said it before on FR and I will say it again, Palin is a self-promoting phony. She hides behind facebook posts and twitter tweets. Got to gin up controversy to sell books and drive up appearance fees. Going on Hannity for puffball interviews is a joke.


6 posted on 01/28/2014 2:01:29 AM PST by jubail
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To: jubail

Sarah..

Whatever batch of Kool-aid McCain has given you, it must be some string stuff. Put the cup down, please.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 2:09:56 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

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8 posted on 01/28/2014 2:10:35 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: South40

McCain meets with Soros. Can’t abide that.


9 posted on 01/28/2014 2:18:22 AM PST by dforest
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To: silverleaf; All
I know how important the virtue of loyalty is because in politics it’s 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.”

She details her disagreements but also remains loyal as a friend. Essentially, she says she will work with him on where they CAN agree. I see nothing wrong with that sentiment.

Not every man is an angel, and not every man is a devil.

10 posted on 01/28/2014 2:20:41 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: South40
loy·al·ty ˈloiəltē/ noun noun: loyalty 1. the quality of being loyal to someone or something.
11 posted on 01/28/2014 2:25:51 AM PST by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey Thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

there are friends, and there are enablers

just because McCain was kind about her pregnant daughter is no good excuse to campaign for him to be reelected

Way past time for John to stop running on a 40 year old war episode, get off the political stage, stop attacking others in his own party and stop trotting himself off on adventure travel to schmooze and romanticize meeting with savages masquerading as freedom fighters. Four years ago he was shaking hands with Qadaffi. Now he has sympathetic ties with the human liver-eaters in Syria and is willing to send your son or daughter to fight and die for their cause, hamdu l’ allah

He is a nasty nutty piece ego-ridden piece of work

with all due respect


12 posted on 01/28/2014 2:30:14 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf

I know, and I think Sarah did a good job detailing some specific disagreements.


13 posted on 01/28/2014 2:34:15 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: South40

Bm for later....this thread should bring out the PDS....


14 posted on 01/28/2014 2:38:46 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: South40

The Palin brigade will have a tough time esplainin this.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 2:52:48 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: South40

Its over, Sarah Palin fans...she ain’t a conservative. Palin supports Amnesty Liberals

To think folks sabotaged Todd Palin with a rape comment...which he apologized for...but go cult like over Palin as she continues to support Amnesty Liberals

Maybe Palin wants that Soros money, too...hey McCain knows Soros


16 posted on 01/28/2014 2:54:38 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Note that should be Todd Akin....


17 posted on 01/28/2014 2:56:49 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: silverleaf

Agreed.

Political ‘loyalty’ despite political positions is another word for the good old boy network when you and your political ‘friends’ are the good old boys.


18 posted on 01/28/2014 3:03:28 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: fortheDeclaration

Totally agree. I loved Palin until I realized, she will never run! She dangled it in our faces but just did it for the money it seemed.

I also always said she needed to put McCain in his RINO place and now this. A RINO is a RINO. Call him out.

Now, Jan Brewer, that is a WONDERFUL lady!


19 posted on 01/28/2014 4:02:33 AM PST by laffnatu
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To: fortheDeclaration

Palin is pushing Juan to investigate the Bengahzi betrayl and coverup.

Here’s praying Juan bangs his head and regains some common sense


20 posted on 01/28/2014 4:39:16 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: South40

What a shame. She can’t see the destruction the McCain has visited on the right and continues with glee. Will she still back him when he switches parties? Her day as a politician has passed. She is now another TV and print media pundit.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 4:43:25 AM PST by Truth29
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To: South40

Never put your faith in the man. Put your faith in their ideas, but never in the man. The man will ALWAYS disappoint you.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 4:57:54 AM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: South40

Look Sarah, this man has never been a conservative and only used you to burnish his none existing conservative credentials. You can be nice if you want but the sooner he retires to an old folks home the better, maybe not for the old folks home though.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 5:09:39 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: South40

I’m disappointed in Palin. RINO Jaun McCain is all washed up.I still think he folded up at Hanoi Hilton.


24 posted on 01/28/2014 5:10:09 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: South40

The gratitude towards McCain can end now, Sarah. You really need to take the blinders off.


25 posted on 01/28/2014 5:16:57 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: laffnatu
Now, Jan Brewer, that is a WONDERFUL lady!

Not So Much

26 posted on 01/28/2014 5:27:51 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: raybbr
The Palin brigade will have a tough time esplainin this.

"The Palin brigade..."
"...esplainin this."

Ricky, her post IS an explanation of what she wishes to say publicly. What's to add? To my (and obviously yours and other posters') chagrin, she hasn't greatly modified her stance toward JMcC since her (teleprompter-less) speech at the '08 Convention.

But why the continual disparagement of her on this point? Why aren't YOU a part of "the Palin brigade", as many former and a few present FReepers are and have been? She embodies the essence of American independent working-class thinking and is the person around whom the (unincorporated) TEA party movement coalesced and still supports. Why don't you?
27 posted on 01/28/2014 5:39:23 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: South40

This disappoints me. She needs to cut him loose.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 7:04:14 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: SoFloFreeper

One of my best friends is a somewhat liberal. I say somewhat because she leans toward conservative values on some issues and liberal - on others. She is and has been my friend for over 12 years and we strongly disagree with each other on many issues, but we remain friends. I can understand where Sarah is coming from.


29 posted on 01/28/2014 7:12:30 AM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: South40
She's the only reason I could vote for McCain after swearing I never would vote for him again. In my defense, I was young and dumb first time voter and he was a war hero. I screwed up, but Arizona and everything else looked/was different back then.

Now? He may be a war hero, but after seeing him in action all the YEARS in DC, I'm not sure which side he's a hero for and how long that's been true.

Sarah got a pass for earlier McCain defenses, since I attributed that to class and good upbringing and her being smart enough not to pee in the tent she'd been loaned, despite the public appearance of standing alone against the incoming fire with no help from Johnny. He is what he is, after all.

But, we're a lot farther down this road now and so I no longer trust her judgment regarding McCain, which makes me question the rest.

Sarah Palin? We'll just have to wait and see, otherwise maybe with this I've seen enough.

30 posted on 01/28/2014 7:42:52 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: South40

Sarah,
McCain has stabbed you repeatedly in the back.
Stop supporting him.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 10:18:25 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: raybbr
The Palin brigade will have a tough time esplainin this.

You should be horsewhipped for that. LOL!

But you're right.

32 posted on 01/28/2014 10:25:42 AM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: jubail; onyx; KC_Lion

“A self promoting phony”...Are you sure you want to describe Sarah that way?


33 posted on 01/28/2014 1:19:47 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Steven Tyler
Oh got it out!

She supported McCain to get him reelected against a Tea Party candidate and now she went out of way, after McCain was rebuked by his own State Party, to defend him.

McCain is a bum and everyone knows it except it appears her.

34 posted on 01/28/2014 1:34:10 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I see the usual suspects are here, spewing the usual bile against Palin.

Your assessment is reasonable, but it also shows that you don't understand the new protocol advocated by these folks. For one thing you are ABSOLUTELY not allowed to be friends with a RINO, or saying anything good about them in any context whatsoever.

Secondly, rather than try to advance the Conservative cause by finding points on which you can agree with a guy like McCain, you're supposed to unzip your pants and urinate on him whenever he walks into the same room as you. Anything less in unconservative!

Thankfully, these same people will surely be naming their candidate of choice soon - the candidate who absolutely won't ever work with RINOs at all, and who will only refer to them publicly by name for the sake of insulting them.

Any day now, they will show us this candidate who'll publicly call McCain a RINO. Any day now..........

35 posted on 01/28/2014 1:50:39 PM PST by TitansAFC ("I'm not much different from A.Cuomo.I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues." - Gov Christie)
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To: jubail

IBTZ


36 posted on 02/01/2014 7:57:07 AM PST by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (And 2016 as well)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Now you had to go and ruin my morning.. sorry to see this. Sorry for seeing this so late too. I have been busy. Loved her book “Scorpions for Breakfast.” Met her at two National Conventions. Gees. *bows head and walks away*..sulking


37 posted on 02/10/2014 5:14:09 AM PST by laffnatu
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To: laffnatu

Sorry ‘bout that.

I have always liked Gov. Brewer too.

Seems they get themselves in a spot and Washington waves a few billion dollars at them and they throw in the towel.

Same thing happened in my home state.

A billion here, a billion there, as they say....


38 posted on 02/10/2014 5:44:50 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: South40

Palin was nominated for Vice President, by McCain.

He almost single-handedly pulled her out of Alaska, and introduced her to America.

McCain will always be supported by Palin, for this reason. I long ago realized McCain forever earned Palin’s support when he nominated her as Vice President.

That is just a fact. It may be considered a flaw, or not, but Palin won’t turn on McCain.

I support Palin 100%.


39 posted on 02/10/2014 5:58:49 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: South40

Palin, McCain, and the Difference between Support and Agreement

Posted on January 28 2014 - 8:17 PM - Posted by:

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 McCain’s re-election nearly four years ago. Governor Palin’s 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 it’s 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 Palin’s own character and action over the years. Governor Palin has stood by Senator McCain’s 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 Palin’s loyalty has been noted by many. For example, Governor Nikki Haley noted in her book about Governor Palin’s continued support in the midst of allegations during Haley’s 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. “Mitt’s 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 Haley’s face on it. This came even after Haley’s silence when Governor Palin and the Tea Party was blamed for the Tucson shooting. Suffice it to say, Governor Palin’s 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 McCain’s 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 thought–difference of opinion does negate support. As Governor Palin’s brother Chuck Heath Jr. noted on his Facebook page today:

If I turned my back on every friend and family member who didn’t agree with me 100% of the time, I’d have no friends or family members.

It can’t be said much better than that. We don’t have to always agree, but we all can learn a lesson in loyalty from the one political figure who personifies it.

40 posted on 02/10/2014 6:01:55 AM PST by Bratch
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