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Sarah Palin soldiers on as a diminished figure in the Republican Party
Wash Post ^ | 04/28/2014 | Robert Costa

Posted on 04/28/2014 8:21:31 AM PDT by GIdget2004

Inspired by the possibility of a Sarah Palin presidential run, Peter Singleton moved to this suburban community from California in November 2010 and booked an extended stay at the Days Inn on 114th Street. Palin was a tea party queen-maker at the time, and true believers like Singleton could sense a bid for the White House. For the next 10 months, he traversed his adopted state on her behalf, rallying Iowans to the cause.

But there would be no second political act for Palin, and these days many followers like Singleton have moved on. He said Friday at an ice cream social at nearby Faith Baptist Bible College that he still admires the former Alaska governor and follows her on Facebook, but, politically, she holds little sway over him. Singleton didn’t even bother to attend Palin’s Sunday afternoon speech a short drive from here because he disagreed with her endorsement in Iowa’s Republican Senate primary.

“It’s one of those things,” Singleton said, sticking his hands into the pockets of his leather jacket. “I have great respect for her, but this isn’t about a person, it’s about a set of principles and values.”

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1 posted on 04/28/2014 8:21:31 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Wishful think by the Wash ComPost ...


2 posted on 04/28/2014 8:22:23 AM PDT by dartuser
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To: GIdget2004

Conservatives have Sarah and liberals have Hillary. I choose the one with actual integrity.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 8:22:34 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: GIdget2004

Not sure if diminished even remotely describes a reality TV star.


4 posted on 04/28/2014 8:22:51 AM PDT by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: dartuser

Bringing conservative ideas to the Jerry Springer crowd.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 8:23:09 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: GIdget2004

Keep wishing, WaPo. She's got more influence than you've had in 20 years.

6 posted on 04/28/2014 8:23:18 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: dartuser

…and by an author who until recently was with NRO…..


7 posted on 04/28/2014 8:23:47 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: GIdget2004

so irrelevent they never stop writing about her


8 posted on 04/28/2014 8:23:57 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: TexasGunLover

You haven’t been paying attention to politics for the last 6 years?


9 posted on 04/28/2014 8:24:06 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: dartuser

For someone that supposedly is a ‘diminished figure’,She sure lives ‘rent free’ in their heads.

You just got to laugh at these people.


10 posted on 04/28/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to being a liberal)
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To: GIdget2004

Well, they wouldn’t be running these articles if they weren’t still worried about her.


11 posted on 04/28/2014 8:25:32 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GIdget2004

A Barf Alert is in order.......................


12 posted on 04/28/2014 8:25:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: GIdget2004

“I passed the test, I will diminish, and go into the West, and remain Galadriel.”
Wash Compost writer must be a Tolkien nerd.


13 posted on 04/28/2014 8:26:02 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: GIdget2004

Being a diminished figure within an ever more diminished party seems like a good thing.

Who would want to stand out in the GOP, which sucks more than anything that has ever sucked in the entire history of suck?


14 posted on 04/28/2014 8:27:42 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: GIdget2004

Why isn’t Jeb Bush considered a diminished figure? After all, he was gov once and now pretty much out of the scene and not have any influence on anyone opinion, so why not write a article about that. Just copy and paste that article and replace Palin with Bush


15 posted on 04/28/2014 8:28:13 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: GIdget2004

Don’t you just love all the FR subtle negative-to-Palin posting going on here these days. It tugs, tugs, tugs at one’s heartstrings, don’t you agree?


16 posted on 04/28/2014 8:28:51 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: GIdget2004

Who are they trying to convince, us or themselves?


17 posted on 04/28/2014 8:29:23 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: GIdget2004
Sarah Palin is the Republican "King Maker" & they know it!!!

Jeb can only dream of a Palin endorsement.

18 posted on 04/28/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: cuban leaf

I would give my left arm to see her debate the Hildebeast666. Unlike the RINO pukes the RINO party will no doubt nominate, Palin won’t let Hitlery get away with ANYTHING!! “And just how did you turn $1000 into $100,000 in Cattle futures Ms. Clinton, and just why did you spend your entire time as Senator of New York on a book tour even after 911 in which you attended only ONE funeral for a firefighter..Was promoting your book more important? And why did you put the people of New york in danger by having your husband pardon the FALN? and why exactly did you allow 4 Americans to be killed by terrorists and why did you lie as a lawyer which resulted in your being fired..” OH! I would DIE to see that!


19 posted on 04/28/2014 8:30:58 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GIdget2004
Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. He holds a bachelor's degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in politics from the University of Cambridge.

Politico recently called Costa a "breakout star" of the 2012 presidential campaign. Washingtonian, Washington Life, and Washington Monthly have also called him one of the best reporters on the political scene.

20 posted on 04/28/2014 8:34:35 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: GIdget2004

If she’s so ‘diminished’ why do they report on every single thing she does?


21 posted on 04/28/2014 8:36:35 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: GIdget2004
Diminished figure, ha... They said that about Churchill during the days they thought he was a nutter condemning the fact England sent some Rolls Royce 12 Cylinder Engines to Nazi Germany and they laughed at him. He was right all along, let us hope history doesn't repeat itself, but if it does, maybe having Her-Diminishedness in the wings wouldn't be a bad thing...

BTW, not a bad article overall, if you go and read it....

22 posted on 04/28/2014 8:37:23 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
…and by an author who until recently was with NRO…..

National Reconnaissance Office?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

I'll go sit in the corner now...

23 posted on 04/28/2014 8:37:50 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 4rcane
Why isn’t Jeb Bush considered a diminished figure? After all, he was gov once and now pretty much out of the scene and not have any influence on anyone opinion, so why not write a article about that. Just copy and paste that article and replace Palin with Bush

Jeb's the newest GOPe flavor of the month...plus, they don't fear him.

24 posted on 04/28/2014 8:42:47 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Is Costa the new Jennifer Rubin?


25 posted on 04/28/2014 8:43:25 AM PDT by Josh Painter (Shorter Obamunists: "We are the people the founding fathers warned us about.")
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To: GIdget2004

Note to the Washington Post:

Nice try but the people that Sarah resonates with have their own mind and actually use it to draw conclusions and make decisions. A quality your kind sadly lacks.


26 posted on 04/28/2014 8:44:22 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Josh Painter

Did not read story.. no need really.

But when then Gov Palin left before end of term was NOT in my view a really good decision.

You may no flame at will.


27 posted on 04/28/2014 8:45:57 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: Josh Painter

not sure he’s man enough….


28 posted on 04/28/2014 8:46:29 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: GIdget2004
they wish; WaPo is *birdcage lining* Establishment cr@p anyways..

29 posted on 04/28/2014 8:50:01 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? ;-)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I would give my left arm to see her debate the Hildebeast666. Unlike the RINO pukes the RINO party will no doubt nominate, Palin won’t let Hitlery get away with ANYTHING!!
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And HRC wont be able to ‘run away’ like she did in the Senate primary where she ‘cried’ about Lazio ‘bullying’ her.

But that won’t stop MSM as portraying HRC as some worldly, intelligent, beloved statesman while showing S Palin as some country bumpkin who couldn’t spell Cat if you gave here the K and A .....

Of course if SP is still in the ‘play along’ to get along mode, she will do nothing to embarrass HRC.

SP will take ‘giant steps’ in my mind when she quits ‘backing’ McCain for anything. I don’t expect here to bad mouth or put him down, just quit ‘standing by him’.

Sometimes, silence IS golden.


30 posted on 04/28/2014 8:52:17 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) --"On occasion, nothing said says a lot more than saying something".)
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To: Resettozero
Don’t you just love all the FR subtle negative-to-Palin posting going on here these days. It tugs, tugs, tugs at one’s heartstrings, don’t you agree?

I know, and all these negative-to-Palin posts just fill my mind with doubts!

Oh wait...they're just the frantic rantings of PDS sufferers. Nevermind.

31 posted on 04/28/2014 8:53:09 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: TexasGunLover

Sarah Palin seems to have a good life. She is living it just the way she wants and has made millions of dollars. Good for her why not.

But she has allowed herself to become less influential by endorsing a string of RINO’s for one thing. Teasing all of her followers for months about a presidential run she never intended to launch didn’t help. IMO she should run for the House or Senate where she can do some real good. Otherwise every year she is going to become less and less a factor except to her die hard fans.


32 posted on 04/28/2014 8:56:20 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: taildragger

Whoa, I knew that the Brits let the Soviets get hold of jet engine technology which quickly turned into the MiG-15, but selling Rolls-Royce engines to the Nazis!!?

And for the same reason, IIRC. Appeasement.

Works every time.


33 posted on 04/28/2014 9:01:42 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: GIdget2004

What we actually have here is an article proclaiming that a woman who isn’t even running for office is finding her political clout diminishing, in an environment wherein her political endorsement is regarded as the Holy Grail on the right. And apparently the author doesn’t perceive the disconnect. That tells you more about him than her.


34 posted on 04/28/2014 9:04:24 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: TexasGunLover

It was a great show that served to highlight the grandure of Alaska. It was not the Kardashians. Jeez.


35 posted on 04/28/2014 9:13:38 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: GIdget2004

for later


36 posted on 04/28/2014 9:16:19 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Bidimus1
But when then Gov Palin left before end of term was NOT in my view a really good decision.

Not flame-throwing; just sincere questions:

If you recall what all was going on at that time, much of which we will probably never hear, what should her decision have been? What would you have done?

Remember now, the friv lawsuits were coming daily and her family (not the State of Alaska) had to pay for and mount multiple defenses to multiple suits.

Thanks in advance for your thoughtful response.
37 posted on 04/28/2014 9:20:04 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: GeronL
so irrelevent they never stop writing about her

BINGO!

38 posted on 04/28/2014 9:31:10 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: elcid1970
Elcid, I don't think they sold them I think they may have given them to them it was in a Movie about Churchill, as an airplane buff ( unless the movie was wrong ) I was stunned...
39 posted on 04/28/2014 9:59:47 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: GIdget2004
A diminished figure? Kind of like the Washington Post, recently sold at a bargain-basement price?


40 posted on 04/28/2014 10:03:27 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Sarah Palin has done more to move the GOP to the right than anyone else in politics today, and her endorsements are probably the biggest part of that, for instance Ted Cruz.

Palin has helped place many dozens of Senators, Governors and congressmen in office, and helped make the GOP right, bolder and stronger.


41 posted on 04/28/2014 10:03:34 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The media are already looking past Hillary to - guess who? - Chelsea. Yesterday at the supermarket I saw a magazine - one I was not familiar with - featuring a cover story on Chelsea, complete with teasers and rhetorical questions like: Her big plans; She’s next; Laying the foundations of an empire. Those aren’t exact quotes, but it was stuff like that, slobbering, hero-worshipping stuff.


42 posted on 04/28/2014 10:09:40 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: TexasGunLover

It is up to her what she makes of herself now. She could reach for greatness, and indeed she just might seize it if she tried. Or she could remain a commentator. It really is up to her.

We have a surfeit of commentators and entertainers.

Leaders are thin on the ground.


43 posted on 04/28/2014 10:14:14 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: GIdget2004

Thousands of stories about Palin’s “diminished status” prove that she has a diminished status... only in the liberal mind would this make sense.


44 posted on 04/28/2014 10:16:07 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: GIdget2004

Another example that leftists (by any name) simply lack intellectual gravitas to grasp reality.


45 posted on 04/28/2014 10:19:26 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: GIdget2004

The Post is trying to call the kettle black ,,, now isn’t that racist ??? Who’s really on shaky ground here ??? It ain’t Sarah !!!!!


46 posted on 04/28/2014 10:29:39 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: 0bamanomics is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: GIdget2004
We need our own journalists to write agitprop like this.

Harry Reid Soldiers On As Tainted Figure In Democrat Leadership.

-PJ

47 posted on 04/28/2014 10:36:24 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: ansel12

“Palin has helped place many dozens of Senators, Governors and congressmen in office, and helped make the GOP right, bolder and stronger.”

You mean like John McCain, Jeff Flake and Kelly Ayotte? Oh and now backing Karen Handel in GA. I’m still laughing.


48 posted on 04/28/2014 10:37:34 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Resettozero

fiat that all what you say is is true. It does not matter to me greatly, the old saw about kitchens and heat comes to mind.

note the option to coutner claim in court is and was an option. That he State of Alaska changed the rules for sitting gov’s after says a lot too.

But ultimately for me, leaving instead of fighting is not a good feature in a political figure.


49 posted on 04/28/2014 10:44:18 AM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: Political Junkie Too
We need our own journalists to write agitprop like this:

Harry Reid Soldiers On As Tainted Figure In Democrat Leadership.


Or at least ask some folks here to refrain from posting so very many of these unhelpful, uninformative, negatively-charged, discouraging-to-conservatives articles on FR. Sheesh!
50 posted on 04/28/2014 10:46:02 AM PDT by Resettozero
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