Skip to comments.Is Sarah Palin Building A Catholic Support Base For a 2016 Run?
Posted on 01/28/2013 2:31:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
McCain Suggest A Pro-Life Catholic Could Have Won In 2012
Update; "The Catholic Bandita" AT THIS LINK headlines "best wishes to Sarah Palin as she leaves Fox news". An interesting take as full support to Sarah is given as a person but not politically because of her endorsement of Rand Paul in his senate race. I would be confident the political support would return if Sarah ran though. ***************************************************************
If Sarah Palin's latest Tweets and the announcement of her next speaking engagement are examined it is very clear that the religious aspect of her focus has, at least for the time being, superseded the overtly political.
As can also be determined Palin has made an emphasis on her right to life beliefs with her speaking engagement following the Catholic Archbishop Chaput's memorial Mass in honor of the late Terry Schiavo in Philadelphia.
Her right to life beliefs are of course exemplified on her carry her Down Syndrome child Trig to birth and her celebration of basketball achiever Down Syndrome Owen Groesser in a Tweet...
(Excerpt) Read more at palin4president2016.blogspot.com ...
Yawn...New England Catholics voted for Obama and other ‘pro-abortion’ candidates in overwhelming numbers in 2012...a ‘pro-life’ stance won’t do squat for her around here.
.....And so did a lot of protestants
After amnesty for illegal immigrants passes, there’s no way that U.S. conservatism can, ever, recover! How does U.S. conservatism, successfully, “get around” all of the new pro-left voters who are created from endless numbers of illegal immigrants who keep coming to the U.S.? It won’t matter what happens in ‘16, because the left will be way too dominant, by then!
What does that have to do with the topic of this thread?
She might get the Church going Catholics, but she never lost them.
The other 2/3 of Catholics, the Easter/Christmas and non mass goers: not so much.
Roughly half the Catholics around here voted for Obama. I think she’d be wasting her time.
Then why even come here to FreeRepublic if it’s all over? Shouldn’t you be playing Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds or Words With Friends?
Yes. I’m a Catholic myself. Sarah Palin’s parents left the Catholic Church in Alaska, bringing her with them, into a Pentacostal Church.
I got the impression, when I read her autobiography, that it was because those were the days of “the spirit of Vatican II,” with a lot of dissident priests and nuns in the Church, and evidently their local Catholic Church was not a good one.
I sympathize with her. She appears to have been faithful to her new church, and to have kept values that are basically similar to those of both faithful Evangelicals and Catholics. As a Catholic, I believe it is the one true Church, with true Sacraments, so I have not thought of leaving even with all those problems, which certainly have decreased the efficacy of several of the parishes I have been in. In any case, although I disagree with her decision to change, I can certainly understand and sympathize with it. And I can work with any Christian—Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, Pentacostal—provided that they remain true to the basics of Christian faith. I think Sarah does.
Sarah Palin doesn’t try to rub anyone’s noses in religion, or to say that they have to join her church, but she clearly reflects the kind of moral reliabilty that faithful membership in such a church brings. She’s not going to suddenly come out in favor of gay marriage or abortion, as people like Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich have done. She knows the difference between right and wrong, and sticks to her principles. That’s good enough for me!
RE: Is Sarah Palin Building A Catholic Support Base For a 2016 Run?
First question she has to answer is this -— WHY DID MOST CATHOLICS VOTE FOR OBAMA EVEN WHEN :
1) He supports a bill that FORCES Catholic institutions to pay for birth control, abortificents for people like Sandra Fluke and her ilk.
2) He is pro-choice to a point where as Illinois State senator, he was probably the ONLY legislator who refused to support the born-alive babies act.
What kind of “Catholics” are these and why are there so many of them?
If they think and vote this way, how does she expect to gain their support?
RE: Shes not going to suddenly come out in favor of gay marriage or abortion, as people like Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich have done.
When did Newt come out in favor of abortion and gay marriage again? I seem to have lost the memo...
If this is still considered a Christian nation as they claim, it is plain to see that Catholics and protestants both voted for pro gay and pro abortionists.
Catholics 51% Romney
Protestants 58% Obama
Catholics 56% Obama
Protestants 50% Obama
Catholics 54% Romney
Protestants 57% Romney
Catholics 53% Romney
Protestants 53% Obama
Catholics 53% Romney
Protestants 66% Obama
Those were the only NE/north east states that were exit polled that I could find.
He also recently expressed support for gays in the military.
And back in the clinton years, after starting out right, he backed down and in his last term in office basically ceased to oppose clinton on abortion issues.
His readiness to have affairs and dump his wives is a further indication of his unreliability. He just can’t be counted on. His recent comments on gay marriage do not focus on traditional values, or on whether it’s right or wrong, but on what he thinks is a shift in public opinion.
I just noticed that this is in FR’s ‘Religion’ forum, so I’ll just tippy-toe right out of here...
Up to you. I was curious so I looked at the NE/north east states for Catholics/Protestants, didn’t really see ‘overwhelming numbers’ either way. Point is, a better pro-life canidate might do better, but maybe not SP if we are only talking NE.
First the comment “McCain Suggest A Pro-Life Catholic Could Have Won In 2012,” is ridiculous. A Pro-Life Catholic did run and lost to the left liberal Mitt Romney.
Second, Sarah Palin for POTUS...just another loser candidate.
Third, McCain’s suggestions for candidates are always going to be losers.
Why don't you build a website and surrender on your own dime, instead of eating up JimRob's bandwidth with that Obama-worshiping crap?
The liberal Northeastern Catholics were never going to vote for her, or any other pro-life candidate anyway, so they are irrelevant.
Irrelevant as far as Sarah goes, but they were instrumental in sending two of the most vile pro-death Congresswomen out there to Washington to represent Red Hampshire...they helped elect another to the State House.
I’ve given up. I have seen the light. The only way to solve the illegal problem is to free millions of law-breakers, make Mexico a state. They have always claimed most of the west anyway. So let us conservatives lobby for statehood for Mexico. That way they will become legal workers and can come and go as they please. Remember, most Mexicans are family oriented and Catholic. They work hard and as free Americans they would work and pay taxes like the rest of us. They would love us for making them a state and they would vote conservative. See? Besides I like them better than some other people who won’t work.
That's an unpleasant thing to say. And it well may be true.
But it think it's more correct to say: After amnesty for illegal immigrants passes, theres no way that the GOP on a national level can, ever, recover.
I do not think Obama was supported by church-going Catholics.How can we count as Catholic people who have not gone to Catholic Church in years?
Not interested in anyone who saw what we were facing in 2012 and decided to sit out who had a legit shot at winning the nomination. Chris Christie, Sarah Palin are two that are dead to me.
How can you place Governors Chris Christie and Sarah Palin in the same sentence? Didn’t you forget Charlie Crist, Jeb Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger?
She is a baptized Catholic. She needs to come back to the Catholic Church.
Why don’t we leave that to Gov. Palin and her Creator and worry about our own souls, shall we?
Don’t you mean the CINOs voted for him?
Anyone who supports abortion in any way, excommunicates him/herself.
Check it out in the catechism.
Same here. I think of Peter's response: "Lord, to whom else should I go?"
You think most threads stay on topic? LOL!
How can you place Governors Chris Christie and Sarah Palin in the same sentence?The context of my comment was decidedly not "who has similar policy ideas or records." It was clear from my comment that I was commenting on people who had a legitimate shot at the 2012 GOP nomination for President. You really have to expend a lot of mental energy to NOT see that.
Didnt you forget Charlie Crist, Jeb Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger?Charlie Crist and Arnold Schwarzennegger had no chance at the 2012 GOP nomination. Arnold does not even qualify. Jeb Bush, practically speaking, had almost no shot at the nomination primarily because of his older brother George. I am not a fan of any of these three.
Christie had a fantastic shot at winning the GOP nomination and winning the election. He had big money chasing him and begging him to run. Very popular. Don't agree with much of his policy but in comparison to Obama he is by contrast like Buckley. Palin could have won the GOP nomination, but probably emerged so damaged that she would have limped into the general election.
Neither is Marco Rubio or Bobby Jindahl, yet they keep talking them up.