Skip to comments.Palin's Social Views Hurt Ticket
Posted on 09/04/2008 8:42:02 AM PDT by steve-b
I had dinner last night with a Republican-leaning independent who was despondent over John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. She had been looking forward to supporting McCain as a fiscal conservative with a deep understanding of foreign relations. But all she could now see was that picture of Palin's pregnant 17-year-old looking defiant and stupid as she held mom's fifth baby.
Many religious conservatives are jubilant. They regard Palin as a swell choice because her high-schooler was going to have the baby. The line sent my friend into shock. This is not a matter of abortion politics, she said, but of managing one's own affairs.
"Don't they have birth control up in Alaska?" she asked....
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
Thanks for those graphics in post 95.
But I’ve got to ask a favor...could you check the linkage?
All I get is “not found” when I click them.
Thanks in advance...for at least giving it a try!
I just dashed off an e-mail to this reporterette, hope to hear back from her. Do you think I was clear enough (see below)
Hey Froma, I want to invite you out to my place in California, I have enough land to do some agriculture and thought you would be the perfect Green source for a significant amount of free fertilizer. Considering how much BS you have in your article, including the old Liberal canard “I spoke to a Republican the other day” I figured you would generate a bumper crop.
Let me know when you can come on out, I will get the tractor spooled up and we can plop your liberal butt on the backside and get er done!
Come on down!
You know what kind of "birth control" she's talking about, don't you?
"Don't they have abortion services up in Alaska ?"
No one seems to be asking why Joe Biden didn't become a stay-at-home dad, at least temporarily, to care for and emotionally support his two remaining and seriously injured children when their mother (his wife) and infant daughter were killed in a car accident. In Palin's case, at least, there is a father involved to help out with the child raising. I can't understand how he (Biden) could have done that.
"In 1966, while in law school, Biden married Neilia Hunter. They had three children, Joseph R. 'Beau' Biden III, Robert Hunter, and Naomi Christina ('Amy'). His wife and infant daughter died in a car accident shortly after he was first elected to the Senate in 1972. His two sons, Beau and Hunter, were seriously injured in the accident, but both eventually made full recoveries.
Biden was sworn into office from their bedside. Persuaded not to resign in order to care for them, Biden began the practice of commuting an hour and a half each day on the train from his home in the Wilmington suburbs to Washington, D.C., which he continues to do."
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment
Want to see how scared the dems are? They just took this vote away from the people of Ohio today with the promise of everything being taken care of after obama gets elected.
KEVMO, you’re a good guy and I love your enthusiasm, but please stop spamming all Palin threads with the same content.
Sorry about that, too much a hurry I guess. Try This
Froma Harrop evidently didn’t get the memo to lay off the kid. “Stupid and defiant” applied to the Obama daughters would get her run out of liberal journalism on a rail. And if she knows any “Republican-leaning independents” I’m Mickey Mouse.
I hear that Rhode Island has a Republican governor, who is not too bad, considering what part of the country he comes from.
I’ve seen the future and she looks good.
PUMA = ‘Party Unity My As-’ which is a group of unreconstructed Hillary Clinton supporters.
The legislature can't do worse than what the issue would have done.
Froma Harop=media RAT. What did you expect her to write?
Stevie-boy is thrilled to death that Harrop wrote this.
Ya know, I had dinner with 30 million commieRAT leftards last week, and they’re all going to vote for McCain just because of Palin. (I should be a “reporter”)
You know why Free Republic is so slow this morning? Because about a million new energized conservative activists are checking it out. They don’t jump from thread to thread like you do.
So the answer is, for now, no. But thanks for being polite about it.
stevebgone! Are you there?
Because you're spamming all the threads? ;-)
Rush Limbaugh 9-3-08
Learn about the Page Down key, dude. Im not posting pictures, so these posts dont take up a lot of bandwidth like the more fancy stuff. Save your indignation for them. In fact, since those pictures take up about 2 orders of magnitude more bandwidth, you should have a corresponding amount of indignation for them. But you won’t do that, because you’re lazy. Until then, I’m reaching those millions of new freepers with a cool song, and you, lazy bones, can learn about the Page Down key.
projectile vomit alert?
lib dum dum alert?
jealous lib alert?
Heck, how would you have responded if I had NOT put a smiley in my post?
Congratulations. An original post after about 20 consecutive postings of your song! BTW, photos do not reside on FreeRepublic but are only linked in the postings. Bandwidth is pulled from the sites that host the photos.
photos do not reside on FreeRepublic but are only linked in the postings. Bandwidth is pulled from the sites that host the photos.
***Tell that to my computer when it’s bogged down with pictures over a wireless internet connection. When I go to sites that are text-only it’s much faster.
Page down key is yer friend for now.
I think there is a segment of the liberal-leaning female population who just hate children and those who bear them.
I can’t have my own kids, but have adopted 2 and am waiting for the 3rd. I was asked by one perplexed woman why I adopted when, if I felt the need to love something, I could just get a dog. Go figure.
“This has nothing to do with Romney”
If the poster of this article was a supporter of Romney then it certainly does have something to do with it....
He’s posting article after article critical of Palin...
“Froma Harrop” LOL
And you voted for Obama?????
(She died in 1769, aged around 40, and Hamilton was 14 at the time.)
He was, however, illegitimate (as was his older brother).
At least I have religion and guns...
This is maybe the third or fourth time today on the net that I have seen - word for word - this same “opinion” about Palin, under different by-lines (different “authors”) on different venues.
I think the Dims have planted some trolls, even on some “conservative” venues, and now they are executing the line of march on Palin - claim to be speaking with or speaking for “Independents” or “Moderates” of either party, in attempt to frame their view as the view of “Independents” and “Moderates”.
Froma Harrop? They can’t make these names up.
A combo of wishful thinking and propaganda. ...doomed to failure.
Sarah Palin (VP: '08 - ' 12; President: '12 - '20)
Get used to it.
I repeat. Posted photos on FR are NOT located on FR server but are only linked in the post. Look at the source code for the posts.
Then I repeat, though we’re beating a dead horse.
My computer does not know the difference. Unless people are using Linux to code their browsers individually, 99% of users have the same experience. The reason you are complaining about spam is because of your own user experience. But it has nothing to do with Bandwidth — that’s a simple red herring. If you’re going to complain about spam, the pictures should be your biggest target. But you’re not complaining about the pictures, because you have some other agenda (don’t like the “birth record” mentioned?) or you’re just a Clymer.
Repeat all you want, but it shows you ain’t listening. Go back into your hole.
I don’t understand, though, why conservatives are championing someone who brags about her and her husband’s membership in labor unions, took profits from oil companies and gave them to citizens (isn’t that what Hugo Chavez does?), and is one of the biggest takers of earmarks. And there must have been a hundred threads here over time vilifying working mothers. It seems like everyone’s values have changed overnight.
Correct. Your computer does not see any difference. However, the original post was about FR bandwidth and pictures do not take up FR bandwidth as they are only linked, not posted on FR. Look at the source code or right click on the photo and you will see that it does not reside on FR.
My wife is union but is a conservative.
took profits from oil companies and gave them to citizens (isnt that what Hugo Chavez does?),
No. Go do your research.
and is one of the biggest takers of earmarks.
No. Go do your research.
original post was about FR bandwidth and pictures do not take up FR bandwidth
***ho hum, red herring again. Rinse and repeat.
If you’re so convinced this is the right thing for Free Republic, let’s open up a thread on “the definition of spam”. Currently the definition is “whoever is the admin moderator on duty calls it as he sees it”. So Clymers like you send in their little anonymous complaints, hiding behind mommy’s skirt, and the issue never gets addressed. But you won’t do that because your objection isn’t really about “bandwidth” on FR.
I have done research on the earmarks, and everything I can find says Alaska has the highest per capital earmarks of any state in the country, and that Wasilla didn’t receive earmarks until Palin became mayor and hired Ted Stevens’ lobbyist to secure earmarks for her city.
And I just saw another clip of her saying the she took profits from the oil companies and gave them to the people of Alaska.
Can you give me links that dispute the above? I can’t find anything that does.
The wonderfully named Froma Harrop has searched out and found a disgruntled RINO who doesn’t like Sarah. If she keeps this up she will have found some dozens by election day. Meantime, Sarah marches on.
The union thing is meant for those “Reagon Democrats”. And of course lots of Conservatives are union. Even though they may not like it - if they want to work in their trade they pretty much need to be union.
She renegotiated the oil contracts that were done awhile ago and under the earlier “good old” boys network with allegations of kickbacks, etc. In addition to the increased taxes, there were incentives to the companies for exploration and development, and also an opening of the rules to allow greater competition between the companies.
And in Alaska’s constitution (Article VIII) - the state (the “citizens”) own the mineral rights. In one interview awhile ago she said something like “Yes, ANWR is Federal land. But that is why we are trying to get congress to open up a fraction of it so we can get to the oil that is the citizens’ of Alaska.”
With regards to the biggest taker of earmarks, I believe on a per capita basis that is true.
Of course it costs way more to put in a road between two towns in Alaska than it does to put in a new road in the Lower 48. And that new road is in a state with a VERY small population. (And that road probably crosses Federal Land - 220,000,000 acres of Alaska is Federal land, almost the size of the entire state of Texas.
You did mean to say per capita, didn’t you?