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Hold The Line On Palin Freepers! (Vanity)
bcatwilly | 9/03/08 | bcatwilly

Posted on 09/03/2008 7:46:09 AM PDT by bcatwilly

I know that most on here are ticked off and supporting Governor Palin, but for those worried about the attacks and any polls of the moment consider the following:

1. This election was always going to be a dogfight given the political climate; does anyone believe for a minute that the polls would suddenly turn great with Romney or Pawlenty on the ticket with McCain? Having said that, Palin has fired up conservatives (me included) for this ticket at a level that was not possible with the other known choices at least.

2. If you assume that the base is fired up then now the McCain can begin to hammer away on the fact that Obama has done ZERO, which began last night. Ironically enough the attacks from the left and the Obama campaign on Palin's experience really just provides a major opening to have a discussion about Obama's total lack of experience. And yes I believe that can matter to people that he is at the top of the ticket when making final decisions, not the bottom of the ticket.

3. Some of this media frenzy about the Palin family and the "vetting" process has once again really pissed off conservatives and provided a major opening to further "vet" Mr. Obama in various forums, particularly the 527s. The Democrats can whine all they want, but a calculated slam of Obama's questionable ties done well could be the difference between winning and losing this election. They still reference the "Swift Boaters" from last election, and I loved giving them my hard earned money to get their message out.

4. It is never fun to be behind in the polls, but here is my take on the polls this cycle: - I do believe that Obama has brought in many new voters to their side and has an energized base, so this can't be discounted. However, I am still a little suspicious about the "party identification" numbers being so great for the Democrats in the poll weighting. I think that the pick of Palin firing up the Republican base may not be fully reflected in the weighting going forward. - The total lack of experience of Obama and quite frankly the racist tendencies of many blue-collar Democrats are factors that may never fully reflect until in the voting booth to make that final decision. I say that Obama better be at least outside the polling margin of error going into election day to feel very comfortable.

5. For the same reason that some have become anxious with the fast news cycle on Palin garbage, there can be significant changes in the dynamics of this race based on the debates. I don't think that McCain is a "polished speaker", but it is hard to believe that he couldn't just crush that guy on lack of experience in the debates. I also think that McCain should publicly challenge him from the podium in the very first debate to have a separate series of town hall meetings (as already challenged by McCain) so that public can fully "vet" the candidates in response to Obama's statement in his DNC speech that he would welcome any debate with McCain.

This will be a tough fight until the end, so hang in there Freepers and keep up the good fight!


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: election; mccain; palin; sarahpalin; yayanothervanity

1 posted on 09/03/2008 7:46:09 AM PDT by bcatwilly
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To: bcatwilly

I am behind McCain-Palin 110%.

What really makes me sick to my stomach are the so called “conservatives”, who backed other candidates, who are attacking her because their candidate was not selected VeePee or because their candidate was not nominated.


2 posted on 09/03/2008 7:49:48 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: bcatwilly

Its time to attack....being passive is not going to work. I think we are tired of Repubs/Bush being passive and not getting their message out. Go after Obama and Bill Ayers...Biden and his son being indicted...attack!


3 posted on 09/03/2008 7:49:57 AM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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4 posted on 09/03/2008 7:50:53 AM PDT by theophilusscribe
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To: bcatwilly; All

Also don’t go into a panic attack over every poll with Obama ahead.. Just watch in how they campaign.


5 posted on 09/03/2008 7:53:22 AM PDT by KevinDavis (If Obama can't handle a town hall debate, then he can't handle the job of being President.)
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To: bcatwilly

Amen. I admit they had me reeling for a hot second, but I’m over that now. I am so nervous and excited for Sarah Palin tonight. I hope she hits a grand slam. And I can’t wait for the new ad coming out at noon. (just in time for Rush.)


6 posted on 09/03/2008 7:57:52 AM PDT by Huck (Olbermann's a sissy. Just like Chrissy.)
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To: Perdogg
I am behind McCain-Palin 110%.

I am behind McCain about 70% and Palin about 150%

Which averages out to a nice even 110%!

7 posted on 09/03/2008 7:58:38 AM PDT by gridlock (John McCain wants you to know... It's OK to vote against Barack Obama!)
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To: bcatwilly

Sarah Palin represents everything that the Left is not

It is often said that one can be judged by looking at who one’s enemies are.


8 posted on 09/03/2008 7:59:58 AM PDT by IrishMike (Gov Sarah Palin - she's unleashed the fury of the castrated Left)
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To: KevinDavis
Obama Polls are what is called the “Bradley Effect” for those who don't remember Tom Bradley Black Mayor of LA was comfortably ahead in his race for Governor of California and ended up losing besides The polls.

Gov Wilder was up by 20 points in Virginia won by 1 point.

9 posted on 09/03/2008 8:00:26 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: bcatwilly
The bad news for the Palin skeptics is that McCain cannot drop Palin, and Palin cannot withdraw without McCain losing the election in a landslide. The die is cast.

The good news for the country is that Palin was a good pick. The worst scandals they have dredged up so far are that Bristol delivered Trig one month after becoming pregnant with a new baby, and that Palin may have pushed to permanently remove a state trooper who threatened civilians and used a taser on a child essentially for fun. The first accusation is so phenomenally stupid that I'm amazed it hasn't died off from laughter, although it wouldn't have mattered even if it was true. The second sounds like another reason to vote for Governor Palin - leaders are supposed to lead and to make the right thing happen. Or is someone suggesting that the Alaska State Police would have been better off with that trooper on their roster?

10 posted on 09/03/2008 8:03:11 AM PDT by RogerD (Educaiton Profesionul)
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To: bcatwilly

Polls are still meaningless at this point. This is going to bounce back and forth right up until election night.

Ignore them - just make sure you and everyone else you know does their duty and votes on election night. We’ll win this in the end.


11 posted on 09/03/2008 8:05:17 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: bcatwilly

We must stand with her.. She is the future of our party and out nation.. The MSM knows this and they are attacking her with everything they got to get her out of this race.


12 posted on 09/03/2008 8:07:46 AM PDT by TwS88 (McCain/Palin 08!)
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To: bcatwilly

“I don’t want to get any messages saying, ‘I am holding my position.’ We are not holding a G*ddamned thing. Let the Germans do that. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy’s b**ls. We are going to twist his b**ls and kick the living s**t out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like s**t through a tin horn!”

—George S. Patton, June 5, 1944


13 posted on 09/03/2008 8:11:51 AM PDT by RichInOC (McCain/Palin '08: And Now For Something Completely Different.)
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To: Huck

The MSM has already written their articles for tomorrow morning slamming everything about her speech. Expect more of the same.

The more the MSM attacks Palin, the worse it is for Barry.


14 posted on 09/03/2008 8:12:48 AM PDT by balk (thefightnetwork.com)
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To: bcatwilly

She can field dress a moose, she’s qualified to be Vice President.


15 posted on 09/03/2008 8:14:03 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: reagandemocrat

For those in St Paul, it’s time to get out of your seats and rock that house tonight!


16 posted on 09/03/2008 8:17:25 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: bcatwilly

I converted another dim relative to McCain/Palin last night. She (my relative) was outraged over the attacks on a fellow woman and mother. Those presstitutes have stomped on the flaming bag of dog poo that John McCain left on their porch.


17 posted on 09/03/2008 8:26:21 AM PDT by darth
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To: IrishMike

“Sarah Palin represents everything that the Left is not”

Which is exactly why Palin was chosen to play the diversion,IMHO. Of course I’m speculating, but I’m sticking to my position that the real VP pick is about to make (her) debut as the September surprise unfolds. Yup, you guessed it. As blatently unlikely as it may seem I’m betting “Condi” as McCain’s ace card, will be the real VP pick !!. So go ahead, fire away; tell me how much of a nut I am. But remember when it happens, you heard it here first !


18 posted on 09/03/2008 8:30:53 AM PDT by CheezyChesster (This election is about unifying the nation politically no matter which ticket wins, period.)
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To: bcatwilly

I would not say for certain that we are behind in the polls. I still think that these pollsters know just who to poll to get the results they want. I wonder if some of them might even take money to make it seem that it is in favor of one candidate or another. Sarah hasn’t shown the baracuda side yet, and I’m certain that Biden doesn’t want to see it, either. I wonder if he will agree to a debate...even one!


19 posted on 09/03/2008 8:31:33 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: theophilusscribe

What an awesome ad! American pie! The real deal!


20 posted on 09/03/2008 8:33:21 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Huck

Where can I find out the time of Palin’s speech tonight (Pacific Coast time?) I want to try to be home and watch.


21 posted on 09/03/2008 8:33:26 AM PDT by Marie2 (Everything the left does has the effect and intent of destroying the traditional family.)
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To: bcatwilly

1 to 2 week ship date on McCain/ Palin yard signs. Is this a good sign or not?


22 posted on 09/03/2008 8:36:21 AM PDT by listenhillary (Why are many feminists not feminine? I think they should give the word back.)
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To: Shery

Thanks!


23 posted on 09/03/2008 8:36:24 AM PDT by theophilusscribe
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To: Huck

Hi Huck, I wish I could let it go but the hypocrisy and blatant attacks by the media is something I can no longer stomach.

In addition Obama has not beeen vetted yet and every Conservative I know acts as if exposing him would be like kryponite. There is a Federal Lawsuit challenging his eligibility that is still alive.

I am not getting my hopes up but this is more of an issue than the State Trooper case where the Dems are defending a child abuser and crooked cop.

As long as McCain keeps the gloves on and refuses to engage Obambi on these issues, the more the American people are voting for a fraud.

I am totally incredulous and feel as if I am being followed around by an elephant that nobody else can see.
Hoping for a late October Surprise!!! Just like that DWI back in 2000.


24 posted on 09/03/2008 8:37:39 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (What do Obama and Osama have in common?-They both have friends who bombed the Pentagon! - Bill Ayers)
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To: JerseyDvl

I think the McCain team has been doing a great job all summer. I’m looking forward to today’s developments. Hold the line.


25 posted on 09/03/2008 8:43:23 AM PDT by Huck (Olbermann's a sissy. Just like Chrissy.)
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To: Marie2

I don’t know.


26 posted on 09/03/2008 8:44:26 AM PDT by Huck (Olbermann's a sissy. Just like Chrissy.)
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To: bcatwilly

Don’t worry. Palin has energized conservatives in a way McCain never could have on his own. We’ll be sticking by her.


27 posted on 09/03/2008 8:46:30 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: CheezyChesster
So go ahead, fire away; tell me how much of a nut I am.

You've taken the first step. . .admitted you have a problem. The next step is to get into some counseling and perhaps start taking some meds. Good luck in your efforts to restore your mental health.

28 posted on 09/03/2008 8:50:16 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: CheezyChesster

There is a better chance that “Barack is not a US Citizen” gets exposed and that’s a 100-1 shot.

Battle of the Conspiracy Theories!!!!


29 posted on 09/03/2008 9:00:12 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (What do Obama and Osama have in common?-They both have friends who bombed the Pentagon! - Bill Ayers)
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To: bcatwilly
If McCain had picked Romney (my first choice for Pres)The Drive-by headline would be

McCain is losing it, puts a cult in the mix.

30 posted on 09/03/2008 9:02:11 AM PDT by Foolsgold ("We live in the greatest country in the world and I am going to change it" Barry O'boomarang 2008)
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To: Huck

The dinomedia is attacking her causing obama supporters to quip hey they must regret picking such a controversial pick while obama sits back and let’s them attack.


31 posted on 09/03/2008 9:04:00 AM PDT by omega4179 (McCain Palin)
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To: Perdogg

Bud Day and now Fred Thompson have fired me up. As a “military brat” and as a lifelong member of the United States military, I understand what Fred was saying about character tempered under fire. McCain is truly the man for these trying times. I am back in the corral. Go John! Go Sarah! Go USA!


32 posted on 09/03/2008 9:10:45 AM PDT by ghostrider
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To: CheezyChesster

“Well, you know, my understanding is that, uh, Governor Palin’s town of Wasilly [sic] has, uh, 50 employees, uh, uh, we’ve got 2,500, uh, in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. Uh, uh, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. Uh, so I think that, uh, our ability to manage large systems, uh, and to, uh, execute, uh, I think has been made clear over the last couple of years. Uh, and certainly, in terms of, uh, the legislation that I’ve passed just dealing with this issue post-Katrina, uh, of how we handle emergency management. The fact that, uh, many of my recommendations were adopted and are being put in place, uh, as we speak indicates the extent to which we can provide the kinds of support and good service that the American people expect.”

—Barack Obama


33 posted on 09/03/2008 9:14:05 AM PDT by IrishMike (Gov Sarah Palin - she's unleashed the fury of the castrated Left)
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To: Huck

Ah, answering myself now:

7:50 pm; Carly Fiorina will reprise a speech “looking back” on a first term of a McCain presidency;

8 pm: Former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele;

8:15 pm: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will talk about economic contrasts between Obama and McCain;

8:30 pm: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will follow on with economic and other social themes;

9 pm: Former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani will contrast Obama and McCain on a number of issues, especially the war on terror;

9:20 pm: Gov. Linda Lingle of Hawaii will introduce Gov. Sarah Palin

9:30: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will give her major address. (Oddly, her speech will come before she’s actually nominated.)

Should be a big night. Stay tuned for updates.

All Central Standard time:

Source (hat tip) humanevents.com


34 posted on 09/03/2008 11:48:31 AM PDT by Marie2 (Everything the left does has the effect and intent of destroying the traditional family.)
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To: bcatwilly

Thanks for the vanity in support of Palin. Here’s mine:

Sung to the tune of “Oh! Susanna, don’t you cry for me.”

“Oh, no Bama, please don’t lie to me... for I’m off to Free Republic with a keyboard on my knee.”

I come from Minnesota with my keyboard on my knee;
I’m goin’ to Free Republic my true love for to see.
It rained all night the day I left,
the weather it was dry;
The sun so hot I froze to death,
Obama don’t you lie.

Oh! No Bama, don’t you lie to me;
I come from Minnesota,
with my keyboard on my knee.

I had a dream the other night,
When everything was still;
I thought I saw Obama dear,
A-coming down the hill.
The smearing lie was in Duluth,
The tear was in his eye,
Said I, I’m coming for the truth
Obama don’t you lie.

Oh! No Bama, don’t you lie to me;
I’m off to Free Republic,
with my keyboard on my knee.

I fight in my pajamas
It’s plain for all to see
I aim to be the next Buckhead
The media all hate me.
I fell in love with Sarah
When my sister bit a moose
The Guvnor’s family ate it up
And then they set it loose.

Oh! No Bama, don’t you lie to me;
I’m off to Free Republic,
with my keyboard on my knee.

I soon will be in Hawaii,
And then I’ll look all ‘round,
And when I find his birth record,
I’ll fall upon the ground.
But if I do not find it,
This Freeper’ll surely die,
And when I’m dead and buried,
Obama don’t you lie.

Oh! No Bama, don’t you cry for me;
I’m off to Free Republic with a keyboard on my knee

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2073903/posts?page=6#6


35 posted on 09/03/2008 11:50:07 AM PDT by Kevmo (Obama Birth Certificate is a Forgery. http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/certifigate/index?tab=articles)
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To: Marie2

According to this:

http://www.startribune.com/politics/state/27810774.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUs

She will accept the nomination first, then speak.


36 posted on 09/03/2008 11:51:22 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Huck

Peggy Noonan just screwed us and we will still NOT vet Obama.
Hold the line.


37 posted on 09/03/2008 3:13:06 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (What do Obama and Osama have in common?-They both have friends who bombed the Pentagon! - Bill Ayers)
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To: JerseyDvl

Peggy Noonan is a nobody.


38 posted on 09/03/2008 3:14:06 PM PDT by Huck (Olbermann's a sissy. Just like Chrissy.)
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To: bcatwilly

MSNBC will make sure that she is a household name by EOW.


39 posted on 09/03/2008 3:15:04 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (What do Obama and Osama have in common?-They both have friends who bombed the Pentagon! - Bill Ayers)
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