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Palin supports McCain '100 percent' [Palin pushes back at TMZ 'disprespect' meme]
Politico ^ | Dec. 16, 2009 | Mike Allen

Posted on 12/16/2009 4:38:39 PM PST by Al B.

Declaring that she “was honored and proud to run with him,” former Alaska governor Sarah Palin pushed back hard Wednesday against a report that she had disrespected Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by blacking out his name on a sun visor she wore on vacation.

The website TMZ accused Palin of “a frontal attack on Sen. John McCain” during a Hawaii vacation this week: “Sarah chose to wear a visor from her campaign -- a visor that was emblazoned with the former presidential candidate's name ... that is, until Palin redacted McCain's name with a black marker.”

But Palin said in a statement to POLITICO that she was just trying to “be incognito” -- to go unrecognized and shield her children and husband, Todd, from paparazzi.

The hotel where she was staying had to chase away five photographers, a friend said.

Palin said in the statement to POLITICO: “I am so sorry if people took this silly incident the wrong way. I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his reelection. As everyone knows, I was honored and proud to run with him. And Todd and I were with him in D.C. just a week ago. So much for trying to be incognito."

The Palins were taking a break from a three-and-a-half-week book tour for her million-copy-selling memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life.” Palin has signed more than 59,000 books -- an average of 1,750 per stop -- and has traveled more than 19,000 miles by plane and bus. She has spent 115 hours -- or 4.8 days -- signing books in 33 cities in 25 states. Her stops have included five military bases.

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To: DoughtyOne
Who exactly are you to issue the statement that Palin "needs to grow"?
Palin isn't a fecking robot that speaks in a language programmed to reflect, "100% ", your opinions.

You people have the emotional maturity of teenagers.

251 posted on 12/17/2009 4:45:00 AM PST by jla ("Free Republic is Palin Country" - JimRob)
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To: Hildy

“It’s going to be up to us voters in AZ..not Sarah Palin. We’ll take care of it.”

Hildy, I respectfully disagree. Palin is very popular. If she touts McCain to a serious degree, Hayworth would lose. And if Hayworth becomes convinced that she will, he won’t run at all. He would be wasting his time.


252 posted on 12/17/2009 4:49:19 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: SoCalPol; rabscuttle385

“San Diego – Tijuana border I live 20 miles north of the largest and busiest border crossing in the world. Another reason I want Palin for President. She gets it. “

If she GETS it, why doesn’t she state it, instead of dancing all around it?


253 posted on 12/17/2009 4:51:50 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Sarah/DeMint 2012

JOhn Bolton - Sec of State (now that would explode some commie/muzzie heads here and internationally!)

254 posted on 12/17/2009 4:55:26 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: The Wizard
personally I wouldn't have responded....she'll learn that as she goes...

Great! Now Palin gets advice from the 'swinger'.
And if she were President she'd be referred to as 'madam' not fecking "madame". Though you'll learn that as you go...

255 posted on 12/17/2009 4:55:27 AM PST by jla ("Free Republic is Palin Country" - JimRob)
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To: Al B.
But Palin said in a statement to POLITICO that she was just trying to “be incognito” -- to go unrecognized and shield her children and husband, Todd, from paparazzi.

Good idea--“be incognito” by walking around with a campaign visor with a big black mark over the McCain part. (Presumably, leaving the "Palin" part intact)

256 posted on 12/17/2009 4:55:33 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: SoCalPol

“Here is the bottom line.

Palin supports McCain over StormFronter Simcox (this is supposed to be bad)”

Knock it off with Simcox. NOBODY here supports that flake! Many, if not most of us are hoping for JD Hayworth. Quit throwing up fake candidates to make your points!


257 posted on 12/17/2009 5:01:16 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: rabscuttle385
If it's true, I'm crossing Palin off my list in 2012.

Hate to say I told y'all so, but I told y'all (all y'all) so. No matter what the sycophants here may say, she is a "moderate" in the same vein as McAin't and the Bushes...

258 posted on 12/17/2009 5:01:34 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: Hildy

“Excuse me, I will support whomever supports the Constitution. Chances are it will not be the Democrat, but the days of blind voting are over..and you’re talking to someone who is very involved in Arizona Republican politics now. I am not alone.”

Amen!


259 posted on 12/17/2009 5:02:35 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

After reading Sarah’s book, I knew there was no way she would ever endorse anyone but McCain. Although I am no McCain fan and would love to see him replaced, it would be small of Palin to turn on him.


260 posted on 12/17/2009 5:04:09 AM PST by upsdriver
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To: SoCalPol; DoughtyOne

“Because the people trashing Palin are Ron Paul wingnuts”

You are a L I A R !!


261 posted on 12/17/2009 5:07:59 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
we need to close the borders. They are called illegal aliens for a reason and if they are not going to follow the rules they should not be in our country.

That's what she said, seems pretty clear to me. Splain how that's that "dancing"?

262 posted on 12/17/2009 5:09:32 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; rabscuttle385
especially in citing that long disowned Univision interview in which she was trying to follow McCain's script.

C'mon VR, the words came out of her mouth.

Conservatism is based upon principle. The way we learn about her principles is by her quotes and her record. At best she has made two statements that cancel each other out- And in that case, one should admit that it is a waffle, and suspect the worst.

How is this any different than the shifting sands of Sh*tt Romney or John McCain't? The correct answer is that it isn't - McCain't script or not. A true Conservative would never have uttered the words in the first place.

263 posted on 12/17/2009 5:13:30 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: Impy; SoCalPol; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; fieldmarshaldj; chicagolady; sickoflibs; ...

“Hayworth is *considering* running SoCalPol.

If he runs anyone that supports McLame in the primary is wrong, period. I hope Palin would not do that. If she wants to stay neutral out of ‘respect’ for McPain I’m fine with that. If Hayworth enters and she campaigns for McCain she will be making a mistake, not as bad as Santorum and Bush pulling Specter over the finish line but still a big mistake that will turn off conservative voters.

This has not yet happened so castigation of Palin is premature.”

Agree.

“Re: Immigration, I don’t think many people are for “rounding them up” I don’t see how that could be done. The thing to do is punish employers who hire them, Arrest and deport them when are they caught driving without a license (don’t give them any ID, don’t give them a bus card, a library card, nothing).”

Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants have left Arizona since we made it a crime to hire illegals. It could be as many as half a million.

I used to see illegals everywhere. Now I rarely see them at all. They leave on their own if they can’t get a job....

D U H


264 posted on 12/17/2009 5:15:08 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: DoughtyOne

There’s going to be fallout for her heart felt statements about McCain; some good and some not so good. Like you, and others, I wish she would have merely stated, “I adore John McCain, and Todd and just saw him last week in Washington, D. C. last week.”

On the plus side, for all his equivocating about her, she has shown herself the better person. No doubt about that. She has literally shamed him.

On the downside, she has confused some of her supporters and bewildered others. But all of us admire her for her honesty.

Unfortunately, the downside has many off-shoots because McCain is such a loose cannon. I’ve already read that he has volunteered to campaign for Crist over Rubio and that should pit him against Sarah! Unintended consequences that come with supporting McCain.

I want Sarah to be the best that she can be. I’m certain she can win the nomination and go onto to win the presidency, but she’ll have to be in top form. Unlike her democrat opponent, or even her Republican challengers, she’ll never have the media on her side, so she will not be afforded any slip ups.

We’ll have to watch this McCain endorsement play out in the media now. It’s Christmas time and health care and Iran are in the forefront, but everything Sarah has a way of trumping the news.


265 posted on 12/17/2009 5:17:19 AM PST by onyx
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To: sickoflibs; rabscuttle385
You are brave going up against ‘the goddess’ here. It's one thing to post about McCain, but she is our ‘The One’ that will “lead us out of darkness”. How? Magic! Miracles!

There's the money shot.

Keep up the good work! You are on the right path.

BUMP.

266 posted on 12/17/2009 5:18:20 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: Al B.

Sarah knows this was a setup by the little girls in the McCain Senate campaign. She had few other options this time.


267 posted on 12/17/2009 5:21:20 AM PST by o2bfree (This president is giving me a headache!)
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To: MaggieCarta
...walking around with a campaign visor with a big black mark over the McCain part. (Presumably, leaving the "Palin" part intact)

Ooops.

A picture of the visor was just on Fox News. Apparently, it wasn't a "McCain/Palin" logo that was defaced, only "McCain."

So, after selling how many millions of books, she can't afford non logo clothing, and is reduced to taking a marker to her duds? How...thrifty.

Why am I on a Palin thread, anyway? Oh, wait, maybe this was a McCain ping...

268 posted on 12/17/2009 5:22:10 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“The Tea Party is the best thing Conservatives have going right now. Do the Tea Party folks think McCain is our future? Heck no, they don’t. Do you want to stand by while Sarah telegraphs that she thinks McCain is 100% supportable?

No..., you don’t. That’s all I’m sayin’. We don’t do her any favors if we allow her to make a mistake and then she hears nothing but silence, or an atta girl.

She has a good heart, but she absolutely must grow before she can be elected president.”

Amen to all of this!


269 posted on 12/17/2009 5:24:29 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Lakeshark

“we need to close the borders. They are called illegal aliens for a reason and if they are not going to follow the rules they should not be in our country.

That’s what she said, seems pretty clear to me. Splain how that’s that “dancing”? “

She has had many interviews.

Rush
Hannity
Lars Larson

She REFUSES to state that she would not vote for amnesty of any kind

She says
“ I don’t support the Democrat amnesty”

“There is a more humane way to treat them?

WTF?

Sorry. If you can’t see she is dancing, it is merely because you don’t want to.


270 posted on 12/17/2009 5:31:29 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: roamer_1
Hate to say I told y'all so, but I told y'all (all y'all) so. No matter what the sycophants here may say, she is a "moderate" in the same vein as McAin't and the Bushes...

Thank you, roamer_1. I have concerns that the newly minted phrase, "Commonsense Conservatism" sounds a whole lot like the "Compassionate Conservatism" that spawned W's spending excesses.

271 posted on 12/17/2009 5:34:52 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: SoCalPol; DoughtyOne
Because the people trashing Palin are Ron Paul wingnuts

That is certainly not true in my case. While admitting a real sympathy toward the principles driving the civil libertarians hereon, I doubt you'll find a single post from me supporting Ron Paul's foreign positions.

Reagan supported the civil libertarian position as much as he could (and, as well he should). Perhaps you should do the same, and support candidates they can stomach.

That isn't to say that one must compromise one's principles... and I dare say that a Reaganite in charge of the war would not have had near the problems with the libertarians in the first place.

@DoughtyOne:

Hey D1, nice to see you. As usual, I find myself agreeing with you to a great degree, albeit that I am more vehement (also usual)... You have a way about you that is well reasoned.

272 posted on 12/17/2009 5:37:32 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Are you Sarah Palin? I have nothing against you, just your nutty followers that claim you are more than you even try to represent yourself as.


273 posted on 12/17/2009 5:43:45 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
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To: roamer_1; rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; Impy; mkjessup; Landru; GOPJ; Sarah Barracuda

And I dont have anything against ‘the goddess’. She is not doing any harm right now, enjoying her fame which she deserves. It’s the goddess worshippers that worry me. I detect a completely blind loyalty.

While I wish Pelosi failed getting a Health Reform bill passed, the side benefit was it killed the worshippers ‘fictional tale’ that she killed health reform with a single facebook entry(posted here over and over last summer). Those posts made me want to barf.

Rab’s, myself and others sense she may be another big government compassionate conservative. My thought is: “What do the Palin worshippers think of the GWB legacy?” and “How would you demand she do things different than GWB as president?” If the answer is they think GWB was a big success, then it’s time to ring the fire alarms.

I am a non-conformist and am not following the (so called conservative) rats off another cliff led by another big government Republican piper.

I like Rabs work because he challenges them, puts them on the defensive. It’s about time!


274 posted on 12/17/2009 5:48:48 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
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To: MaggieCarta
Thank you, roamer_1. I have concerns that the newly minted phrase, "Commonsense Conservatism" sounds a whole lot like the "Compassionate Conservatism" that spawned W's spending excesses.

Hi MaggieCarta. How very observant of you. Anyone who is redefining Conservatism needs to do so because they don't fit the mold... And I don't think that "redefining" will convince as many Conservatives as some folks here would believe.

275 posted on 12/17/2009 5:52:39 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: rabscuttle385
...I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his reelection. As everyone knows, I was honored and proud to run with him. And Todd and I were with him in D.C. just a week ago. So much for trying to be incognito."

WTF.

Could someone please verify this quote for me?

Well, the McCain camp certainly thinks so. They've posted it on the JohnMcCain.com website

276 posted on 12/17/2009 5:54:21 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: sickoflibs; rabscuttle385
I like Rabs work because he challenges them, puts them on the defensive. It’s about time!

Yep.

277 posted on 12/17/2009 5:56:40 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: roamer_1
Hi MaggieCarta. How very observant of you.

Oh, please, stop, I'm blushing.

Anyone who is redefining Conservatism needs to do so because they don't fit the mold... And I don't think that "redefining" will convince as many Conservatives as some folks here would believe.

Excellent point. However, I wouldn't count out the "redefining" strategy just yet...

Have a great day!

278 posted on 12/17/2009 6:00:26 AM PST by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters, now.)
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To: sickoflibs; rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; Impy; mkjessup; Landru; GOPJ; Sarah Barracuda
And I dont have anything against ‘the goddess’.

I do. Her record does not support her assertions toward Conservatism. I have a real resentment toward anyone who claims Conservatism while trying to redefine it.

If she were more honest about her tendencies toward big government projects and looser standards (good standards, for the most part, but not Conservative), I would find her far more palatable. As it is, her donning of the Conservative, Pro-life conservative, and Fiscal conservative mantles rankles me.

She is not doing any harm right now, enjoying her fame which she deserves.

That is true, in some degree. Statements like the one in the OP do damage though.

It’s the goddess worshippers that worry me. I detect a completely blind loyalty.

Absolutely! this is quintessentially the very same as the Obama zealots. If one cannot look at one's candidate critically, one will invariably end up not getting what is on the label.

Same old sh**, different day.

279 posted on 12/17/2009 6:13:42 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: roamer_1; rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; Impy; mkjessup; Landru; GOPJ; Sarah Barracuda; ...
RE :”I do. Her record does not support her assertions toward Conservatism. I have a real resentment toward anyone who claims Conservatism while trying to redefine it.

Could you do a series of posts on her record ( I assume in Alaska) that document the details of this ? You can label them something like ‘sarahbiggov’ or ‘sarahrino‘. That would be useful and stir a needed debate here. Not to put you on the spot LOL. Many of her fans haved pinged me with angry denials of this.

It would be useful in them to define the principles of conservatism she is violating. There are so many contrary views of conservatism here now.

280 posted on 12/17/2009 6:28:16 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
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To: sickoflibs; rabscuttle385; Impy; mkjessup; Landru

“Rab’s, myself and others sense she may be another big government compassionate conservative. My thought is: “What do the Palin worshippers think of the GWB legacy?” and “How would you demand she do things different than GWB as president?” If the answer is they think GWB was a big success, then it’s time to ring the fire alarms.”

You nailed it.


281 posted on 12/17/2009 6:36:32 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: MaggieCarta; rabscuttle385

Sarah at John McCain.com........

“Palin is complimentary of McCain in the book: “John was a maverick, and he said he had picked me because in many ways I’m wired the same. … I was proud of the senator. … He didn’t go with a conventional, safer pick. John believed in change, the power of independent and committed individuals, the power of women.””


282 posted on 12/17/2009 6:39:40 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: sickoflibs; rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; Impy; mkjessup; Landru; GOPJ; Sarah Barracuda
Could you do a series of posts on her record ( I assume in Alaska) that document the details of this ? [...] That would be useful and stir a needed debate here.

It would be useful in them to define the principles of conservatism she is violating. There are so many contrary views of conservatism here now.

I have done so (on both counts) over and over again. It doesn't matter. They'll hear none of it. They close their eyes, plug their ears, and scream la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la!

It is the nature of hero worship. There will be no debate, because her positions are indefensible. There will only be more rancor.

While I don't particularly mind that, I am not here as much as I would like, and am subject to long and unexpected absences... That's why I don't post threads very often. So I don't think I'm the guy to do a truth-file on her.

But my original declaration on these threads still applies:

I will happily defend against her based upon her own record in regard to the 3 pillars of Conservatism... and I will take on all comers. So far, no one has been able to make a cogent argument in her defense... just a bunch of poo-throwing... Similar in kind to the posts in this thread against her detractors.

283 posted on 12/17/2009 6:59:41 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Even if she didn’t come out publicly and endorse him, everyone would pretty much know how she stands. She states so clearly in her book. Do I agree with it, of course not, but what can ya do, she’s loyal to the guy. Even when he and his hired goons treat her like crap she still supports him.

I give her a pass and thank McCain for selecting her for his VP candidate. Without her being selected, she would still be something of a very, very long shot for consideration as a presidential candidate, if at all. And we would be stuck with the selection in 2012 with the Huckster, Romney, Pawlenty and maybe a few lessor known possibilities.

She's able to separate the man from his "hired goons" (no matter what his putting up with them might say about his decision making) and she is not about to chuck him over the side to climb the political ladder, as so many other politicians have done in the name of expediency (an example here in NM is when Richardson dissed and ditched the Clinton's to support Obama). I admire her for sticking by him even if he is a RINO. loyalty counts a lot in my book and it shows her integrity even though it may tick off some of her more rabid supporters. Even if she is not selected to run in 2012, she has shaken up the political landscape for the better, no doubt about that.

284 posted on 12/17/2009 7:01:26 AM PST by CedarDave (FOX news:"Fair and balanced (no matter what the White House says) . We report because others won't.")
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To: sickoflibs; rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; Impy; mkjessup; Landru; GOPJ; Sarah Barracuda
Could you do a series of posts on her record ( I assume in Alaska) that document the details of this ? [...] That would be useful and stir a needed debate here.

It would be useful in them to define the principles of conservatism she is violating. There are so many contrary views of conservatism here now.

I have done so (on both counts) over and over again. It doesn't matter. They'll hear none of it. They close their eyes, plug their ears, and scream la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la!

It is the nature of hero worship. There will be no debate, because her positions are indefensible. There will only be more rancor.

While I don't particularly mind that, I am not here as much as I would like, and am subject to long and unexpected absences... That's why I don't post threads very often. So I don't think I'm the guy to do a truth-file on her.

But my original declaration on these threads still applies:

I will happily defend against her based upon her own record in regard to the 3 pillars of Conservatism... and I will take on all comers. So far, no one has been able to make a cogent argument in her defense... just a bunch of poo-throwing... Similar in kind to the posts in this thread against her detractors.

285 posted on 12/17/2009 7:04:06 AM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; rabscuttle385; Impy; sickoflibs; Landru; All
It seems to me that everyone who is a real conservative (here on FR and elsewhere) will agree that the GOP nominee for 2012
MUST be a true conservative with proven credentials which would pass muster with Reagan himself. The survival of America and the re-establishment of our Constitutional Republic demands it.

That said, any candidate proclaiming that they are a conservative, but condones, supports or believes that either of the two RINOs George W. Bush or John Sidney McCain were truly conservative is NOT a conservative themselves, and cannot be trusted with the nomination of the Republican Party, let alone trusted with the White House and the fate our Nation.

I don't care who it is that says that George W. Bush was a 'conservative', if they believe that crap they need to give their head a shake and wake up whatever neurons are still alive in there. If someone actually thinks that John McCain is a 'conservative' and worthy of their respect and support, they too are untrustworthy and undeserving of the support of conservatives because such an individual clearly lacks the vision and comprehension to understand that McCain is nothing but an opportunistic, liberal piece of sh*t that chooses political expediency over principles every time, and pisses on conservatives every chance he gets.

ANY candidate who panders to, or reveals themselves to be an ally of the '*Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party' (* thank you former Congressman Duncan Hunter) is worthy only of our scorn and contempt.
286 posted on 12/17/2009 7:04:22 AM PST by mkjessup (Dec 17, 1941 - President Franklin D. 0bama celebrates the "10 Days of Bonzai" (from 7 Dec))
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To: Victoria Delsoul
So, in all honesty, I don't see how she would campaign for McCain.

Actually, if she did, she would outdraw him at every stop. I don't think McCain would allow that. She may however, make a political commercial for him that would follow along the same lines as the issues outlined during the campaign.

287 posted on 12/17/2009 7:07:08 AM PST by CedarDave (FOX news:"Fair and balanced (no matter what the White House says) . We report because others won't.")
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To: mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; rabscuttle385; Impy; sickoflibs; Landru
RE :”That said, any candidate proclaiming that they are a conservative, but condones, supports or believes that either of the two RINOs George W. Bush or John Sidney McCain were truly conservative is NOT a conservative themselves, and cannot be trusted with the nomination of the Republican Party, let alone trusted with the White House and the fate our Nation.

Here-Here! They dont have to dis them by name(being party leadership realities) , but they must call our their failed policies so we know what they are talking about.

288 posted on 12/17/2009 7:12:20 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
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To: sickoflibs
"Rab’s, myself and others sense she may be another big government compassionate conservative."

We have no say until an election, my friend.
Whatever she is or isn't, whoever does or doesn't follow her is what we'll see up close & personal soon enough. BTW, I don't portend to get it, but, some people need other people to worship. Just the way it is and always has been.

"My thought is: 'What do the Palin worshippers think of the GWB legacy?'"

Moot.

"...and 'How would you demand she do things different than GWB as president?'

Very legit question, my friend.

I'm thinking by the time [that] question's asked? All attention will be focused on ridding the republic of zerO & his Wookie. Not Palin or FTM the other poseurs Huckster & the guy from MA with greasy hair. Watch.

"If the answer is they think GWB was a big success, then it’s time to ring the fire alarms."

Agree, but, don't think it'll go down quite like that.
Far too many --just like us-- are no longer seeking, we're DEMANDING a leader with substance, vision & a plan for a workable future.

An enormous constituency's pretty damned tired of bullshit promises that're in reality & for whatever reason(s), lies. Sick-to-death.

Palin senses the anger, will address it forthwith.

289 posted on 12/17/2009 7:25:28 AM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: mkjessup

“It seems to me that everyone who is a real conservative (here on FR and elsewhere) will agree that the GOP nominee for 2012
MUST be a true conservative with proven credentials which would pass muster with Reagan himself. The survival of America and the re-establishment of our Constitutional Republic demands it.

That said, any candidate proclaiming that they are a conservative, but condones, supports or believes that either of the two RINOs George W. Bush or John Sidney McCain were truly conservative is NOT a conservative themselves, and cannot be trusted with the nomination of the Republican Party, let alone trusted with the White House and the fate our Nation.”

Thank you, sir.


290 posted on 12/17/2009 7:25:58 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: sickoflibs
To 288 - The correct acclamation is hear, hear!. Perhaps illiterates shouldn't be trusted with the right to vote?

Some of the anti-Palin posts submitted to this thread are really not surprising, or unexpected. Reagan himself has been maligned here by FR's self-annointed 'solons'.

291 posted on 12/17/2009 7:34:20 AM PST by jla ("Free Republic is Palin Country" - JimRob)
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To: rabscuttle385
Then she should have no problem repudiating her earlier statements, if she doesn't actually believe in them.

Yet she hasn't.

She essentially has, I forget who was interviewing her a couple of weeks ago.

I was concerned myself, but that interview gave some assurance that when she expounds on the illegals problem (my guess she'll do that in spring) that it will be finally and solidly settled.

Then her detractors will again have to move the goalposts. I would think they would have tired of doing that already, but I guess the devil never rests.

292 posted on 12/17/2009 7:35:31 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Perfection is the enemy of Good.)
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To: Gator113

Read the book- nothing but praise for McCain- many times


293 posted on 12/17/2009 7:37:55 AM PST by captbarney
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To: Al B.

Hi Al!

Well said. My thoughts excactly !! Which is why we love her. She is a woman of principle. People can get carried away with trying to make everything political. McCain is a tired old fool and I will do everything I can to defeat him in the primary.....but she will be doing the right thing to support him if that is her decision. As you said, it is a matter of honor!

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.


294 posted on 12/17/2009 7:44:03 AM PST by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey, come join the party, you should see the nit pick crap that is being said here, it’ll make your day.........


295 posted on 12/17/2009 7:45:42 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: DoughtyOne
How about something neutral like, he has been a dedicated Senator for many years. We fought the good battle as a team last year. People should give John consideration for re-election next year. He deserves that.

That's an equivocating statement. Sarah Palin is not an equivocator. The day she becomes one is the day I start questioning my support of her.

296 posted on 12/17/2009 7:47:30 AM PST by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: Balding_Eagle
Then her detractors will again have to move the goalposts

Which they are doing. The 1% crowd is going to make sure we have Obambi and the dems forever. I think some of them are Mobeys, here to piss and moan and convince us to put our energy behind some nut job they think is pure who can't even draw 1% of the vote.

297 posted on 12/17/2009 7:49:31 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: MaggieCarta
Well, the McCain camp certainly thinks so. They've posted it on the JohnMcCain.com website

Well then.

EPIC FAIL

on the part of Sarah Palin.

298 posted on 12/17/2009 7:55:52 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: mkjessup
ANY candidate who panders to, or reveals themselves to be an ally of the '*Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party' (* thank you former Congressman Duncan Hunter) is worthy only of our scorn and contempt.

Would you have applied the same standard to Ronald Reagan when he picked Richard Schweiker for his VP in 1976? When he campaigned for Gerald Ford? When he campaigned for Pete Wilson?

299 posted on 12/17/2009 7:56:08 AM PST by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: Al B.
Oh come on, you know Reagan was a RINO...........

:-)

300 posted on 12/17/2009 7:57:45 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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