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Kelly surges despite Palin road bump
Politico ^ | 21 August 2010 | JONATHAN ALLEN & KASIE HUNT

Posted on 08/21/2010 10:14:20 AM PDT by CanadianYankee

TUCSON, Ariz. — No one will ever accuse Jesse Kelly of bringing weak tea to the party.

The conservative 29-year-old Marine combat veteran and tea party favorite made waves this week when a video of him criticizing Sarah Palin's endorsements of "people who will sell our principles down the river" surfaced and caused a stir.

The brief moment of national notoriety notwithstanding, Kelly is surging at the end of the 8th District GOP primary campaign here, largely on the strength of an impressive grassroots organization and a cocky, free-wheeling style that contrasts sharply with that of the more measured, more disciplined former state Sen. Jonathan Paton...........

"Believe me, if my goal was to get on the Armed Services Committee, or Ways and Means or any of these other great committees you need to be on, then we'd be in a lot of trouble," he said. "My goal is to have my country back and to have a government that leaves me the hell alone and I don't want anything else. And I'm not there for the next cocktail party, and I'm not there to make a bunch of friends. I'm not there to go along with liberalism. I'm there to fight liberalism. That's what I'm going there to do."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; az201; az2010; congress; jessekelly; kelly; palin; palinendorsement; palinlemmingstampede; primary; sarahpalin
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Jesse Kelly is a conservative running in the GOP primary to decide who will face Democrat incumbant Gabrielle Giffords in AZ CD-8.

Find out more about Jesse at:here votejessekelly.com

1 posted on 08/21/2010 10:14:25 AM PDT by CanadianYankee
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To: CanadianYankee
"The conservative 29-year-old Marine combat veteran and tea party favorite / "My goal is to have my country back and to have a government that leaves me the hell alone and I don't want anything else. And I'm not there for the next cocktail party, and I'm not there to make a bunch of friends. I'm not there to go along with liberalism. I'm there to fight liberalism. That's what I'm going there to do."

I like this guy already.

2 posted on 08/21/2010 10:19:02 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: CanadianYankee

Waiting for the Palin Kook-Aid drinkers to accuse the combat-vet Marine of being a RINO/McRomney supporter.....

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3 posted on 08/21/2010 10:19:39 AM PDT by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: CanadianYankee
"The conservative 29-year-old Marine combat veteran and tea party favorite made waves this week when a video of him criticizing Sarah Palin's endorsements of "people who will sell our principles down the river" surfaced and caused a stir."

LIES! all LIES!!!

Saint Sarah is our DEFENDER and SHIELD, only SHE can save our Republic, and save us from our enemies!!!

Jesse Kelly MUST be a closet 0BAMUNIST!!!!
4 posted on 08/21/2010 10:21:22 AM PDT by mkjessup
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To: CanadianYankee

Hopefully this is the year of the plain spoken TRUTH by people that connect with voters that want their country back.


5 posted on 08/21/2010 10:24:36 AM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: misterrob

Kelly have anything to say about Duncan Hunter supporting Meg Whitman? Or does he only critique women who endorse folks he doesn’t particularly cotton to?


6 posted on 08/21/2010 10:26:00 AM PDT by jla
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To: CanadianYankee

Another case of speaking before thinking. Fairly common.


7 posted on 08/21/2010 10:26:51 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: misterrob

More like Scott Brown.


8 posted on 08/21/2010 10:28:20 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Big Horn

Agreed.

And I think “we” all ought to think twice before attacking our own. Isnt’ that what Democrats and Libs are for?


9 posted on 08/21/2010 10:30:07 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: teletech

Amen to that!!!


10 posted on 08/21/2010 10:30:32 AM PDT by ebersole
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To: CanadianYankee; All
Jesse's Opponet in the Primay RINO Paton-who Giffords once dated-was aggressively recruited by GOP establishment leaders in Washington....

In most years, the party machinery would work to dispatch a candidate like Kelly. But such interventions have backfired time and again this year in an election cycle marked by deep anti-establishment hostility.

Paton's patina of establishment backing — in just the last week, he's gotten money from Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) PAC, the House Conservatives Fund and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) — hasn't stopped Kelly from claiming momentum.

There's data to back it up: Kelly outpaced Paton's fundraising total for the pre-primary period, collecting $79,000 between July 1 and August 4, compared with Paton's $46,500.

The above is even more reason to VOTE KELLY!

11 posted on 08/21/2010 10:34:39 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ebersole

Does anyone remember Palin and Rothschild meeting a few years ago?


12 posted on 08/21/2010 10:35:04 AM PDT by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: CanadianYankee

If things go well this election, there will be a lot of young, new faces in Congress...on the conservative side. That will be a good thing in more ways than one.

The Ron Paul people seem to hate this guy because he is for a strong national defense so that makes him ever better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z4jC_qVlPk

There’s his youtube channel.


13 posted on 08/21/2010 10:44:55 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: CanadianYankee
Wow. Way to go Jesse, and in my district no less.

Gabrielle Giffords is a loathesome queen bee commie. She is running ads with some prune faced “Republican” saying she is “trying.” Last time she stood in front of a cactus in skin tight blue jeans.

Gabby represents bald headed geezers with pony tails and women with blocks of square white hair on their heads, some of the biggest idiots anywhere. Hopefully we can chase the little commie back to the moon or wherever her astronaut husband resides.

14 posted on 08/21/2010 10:48:16 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: truthbetold11

Lynn Forester De Rothschild?

http://backdoorview.blogspot.com/search?q=Rothschild


15 posted on 08/21/2010 10:48:51 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: truthbetold11

‘Does anyone remember Palin and Rothschild meeting a few years ago?’

My Great-Grandmother was named Rothschild. Do you mean her?


16 posted on 08/21/2010 10:53:23 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: misterrob
"Waiting for the Palin Kook-Aid drinkers to accuse the combat-vet Marine of being a RINO/McRomney supporter"

And yet no one is waiting for you.


17 posted on 08/21/2010 10:55:04 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: CanadianYankee

I like this guy and agree with his comments...

Jesse Kelly Disses Sarah Palin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQwhGJFpBJo

Part 2: Jesse Kelly Disses Sarah Palin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FGBU2cXD34


18 posted on 08/21/2010 11:04:21 AM PDT by luckybogey
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To: CanadianYankee

Not familiar with this guy or the race - but it sounds like we need more candidates like him!


19 posted on 08/21/2010 11:12:25 AM PDT by alicewonders (Supporters of John McCain are supporters of amnesty. Amnesty by any other name is still amnesty.)
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To: SandRat

“Jesse’s Opponent in the Primay RINO Paton-who Giffords once dated-was aggressively recruited by GOP establishment leaders in Washington....”

Really?? Disgusting whore (Paton, that is).

Go Jesse!!


20 posted on 08/21/2010 11:20:46 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: Comparative Advantage

Yep on both counts.


21 posted on 08/21/2010 11:22:17 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I’d like to see hima at 6’8” debating the Mini-Me Ron Paul.


22 posted on 08/21/2010 11:24:50 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: luckybogey

Kelly knows what to do to ingratiate himslef with the country club Republicans!That means he is a smart politician. Palin does the same job by endorsing John McPain.

There isn’t much difference beteen them IMHO, except that Palin is far more experienced and strategically more saavy.

Loose cannons on a heaving deck often break the bulkhead and fall overboard.The last thing conservatives need is their own version of Al Franken.


23 posted on 08/21/2010 11:24:56 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: alicewonders

Check this out on Jesse Kelly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z4jC_qVlPk


24 posted on 08/21/2010 11:27:52 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

I like what I see! I hope the good people of Arizona put him in office - and PLEASE kick the Palin-endorsed McCain OUT!!!


25 posted on 08/21/2010 11:31:33 AM PDT by alicewonders (Supporters of John McCain are supporters of amnesty. Amnesty by any other name is still amnesty.)
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To: misterrob

-—”Waiting for the Palin Kook-Aid drinkers to accuse the combat-vet Marine of being a RINO/McRomney supporter.....”-—

Not at all! At last we’ve finally found that perfect Conservative who never does anything other than what’s perfectly Conservative, and never endorses anyone who isn’t a perfect Conservative, and will never have anything less than a 100% perfect record on every issues, from big ones like immigration, Abortion, the WOT, and Second Amendment Rights to secondary issues like political endorsements, Free Trade, pornography, and drugs! Unlike that RINO Palin - did I say “RINO?” I meant “Uber-Liberal” and “enemy of the U.S.A.”

I’m glad Kelly won’t back down in attacking America’s true enemies, like Sarah Palin. Damn her and her Liberal ways!

Plus....Levi Johnston!


26 posted on 08/21/2010 11:32:48 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("Huckabee is as conservative as Farah.......he had the toughest illegal alien program" -- pissant)
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To: I see my hands
Weird,huh? How the so-called “conservative” PDS sufferers are so quick to assume Palin supporters will attack any and all conservatives who have opposed her—and then they don't.

Makes them look kind of silly.

Mrs.Palin is not perfect but I support her and if someone supports someone else who is not a Leftist,I respect that and if your man or woman wins the nomination they will get my vote.

I just wish the PDS rabble would dilute their irrational hate towards the former Gov and stop doing the Lefts’ work.

27 posted on 08/21/2010 11:34:09 AM PDT by Happy Rain
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To: misterrob

Still waiting? Maybe you should grab a Snickers.


28 posted on 08/21/2010 11:36:56 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: CanadianYankee

Just friggin WoW!

This guy reflects my sentiments to a ‘tea’.

Hope he is able to articulate these sentiments into a full blown strategy.


29 posted on 08/21/2010 11:36:56 AM PDT by Hostage
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To: Liberty Valance

He is my kind of Marine.


30 posted on 08/21/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT by B4Ranch (America was founded by MARKSMEN, not Marxists.)
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To: TitansAFC
Don't let the PDS victims rile you up friend—they ain't worth it and truly they work work for the DNC whether they know it or not.

The BIG fact Palin is the one conservative who scares the Left to DEATH!

Speaks volumes on BOTH sides don't it?

31 posted on 08/21/2010 11:40:46 AM PDT by Happy Rain
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To: Happy Rain

-—”The BIG fact Palin is the one conservative who scares the Left to DEATH!”-—

Yes, but DAMMIT my one-percenter, (insert little-known, local Congressman’s name), is the ONLY real Conservative choice for 2012!


32 posted on 08/21/2010 11:46:28 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("Huckabee is as conservative as Farah.......he had the toughest illegal alien program" -- pissant)
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To: CanadianYankee
A word of warning....Politico is a lib-dem web-organization, composed of ex-Washington Post reporters. Whether they have any investment in a Kelly-Gabby Gifford match up remains to be seen.

Of course, I am a Paton supporter and voter. However check out politico's reportorial track record for their biases.

33 posted on 08/21/2010 11:51:36 AM PDT by conservativehistorian (.)
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To: CanadianYankee
criticizing Sarah Palin's endorsements of "people who will sell our principles down the river"

Those kinda sellouts don't faze her followers.

34 posted on 08/21/2010 12:02:56 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: TitansAFC
I’m glad Kelly won’t back down in attacking America’s true enemies, like Sarah Palin.

How dare he criticize her endorsements of RINOs!

35 posted on 08/21/2010 12:05:05 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: bigbob

Well put!


36 posted on 08/21/2010 12:06:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("The bad jazz a cat blows wails long after he's cut out." -- Lord Buckley)
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To: Republican Wildcat; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; ...

Thanks Republican Wildcat.


37 posted on 08/21/2010 12:06:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("The bad jazz a cat blows wails long after he's cut out." -- Lord Buckley)
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To: misterrob; Mojave; mkjessup
Waiting for the Palin Kook-Aid drinkers to accuse the combat-vet Marine of being a RINO/McRomney supporter.....

They haven't made that particular accusation yet, but they're here on the thread. :)

38 posted on 08/21/2010 12:11:00 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: TitansAFC
War hero conservative Conan Cickyobutt wants to win a local primary so to get noticed,borrows from the McCain playbook called “Almost Success—(My Life and Times as the most gifted loser in American history)” and insults the one person feared and hated the most by the Left and their MSM.

Badda bing badda boom,another candidate loved by both the Left and the PDS Right.

Winning combination to be sure...?

39 posted on 08/21/2010 12:22:53 PM PDT by Happy Rain
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To: conservativehistorian
Of course, I am a Paton supporter and voter.

Of course. Jonathan Paton is backing John McCain.

40 posted on 08/21/2010 12:23:28 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Happy Rain
War hero conservative Conan Cickyobutt wants to win a local primary so to get noticed,borrows from the McCain playbook

Jonathan Paton and Sarah Palin are backing John McCain. Jesse Kelly isn't.

41 posted on 08/21/2010 12:26:46 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Happy Rain

Freepmail...


42 posted on 08/21/2010 12:30:51 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Candor7

Interesting article at the Tuscon Citizen:

“...Jonathan Paton’s backers may look to somehow “secure“ an early endorsement. Or at least strongly entice one. Senator McCain’s campaign is very confident of their win and is in idle, they could easily attempt a sway for Paton. Many McCain supporters (money wise) support Jonathan Paton. And that strong enticement to Sarah PAC might squeak an endorsement from her...”

Waiting for Sarah Palin by Jim Kelley
http://tucsoncitizen.com/the-cholla-jumps/2010/08/19/waiting-for-sarah-palin/


43 posted on 08/21/2010 12:32:32 PM PDT by luckybogey
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To: EveningStar
Waiting for the Palin Kook-Aid drinkers to accuse the combat-vet Marine of being a RINO/McRomney supporter.....

He has already been labeled "Conan Cickyobutt" by one of her followers.

44 posted on 08/21/2010 12:43:29 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Mojave
McCain is the POS that gave us Obama but without him our greatest hope (as of now) to stop the Barry/Nancy/Hank fascist takeover of the USA would still be signing laws to prevent Sea Otter harassment by over playful Eskimo teenagers instead of terrorizing the very souls of the evil international Left as she is doing now.

I will allow the lovely Gov a few shortcomings...will you?

45 posted on 08/21/2010 12:52:57 PM PDT by Happy Rain
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To: Happy Rain
You think that McCain is the "...greatest hope (as of now) to stop the Barry/Nancy/Hank fascist takeover of the USA..."?

What the heck ya got in that Kool-Aid?

46 posted on 08/21/2010 12:56:51 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: EveningStar; misterrob; Mojave; DoughtyOne
Waiting for the Palin Kook-Aid drinkers to accuse the combat-vet Marine of being a RINO/McRomney supporter.....
They haven't made that particular accusation yet, but they're here on the thread. :)


And there they go!!!!!!!!
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47 posted on 08/21/2010 1:00:34 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: Mojave
I didn't say Conan was a RINO nor a Mittbot.

Just a shrewd and cynical politician who sold a little of his soul for the “greater” good of conservatism.

As a former Navy Airman I know from experience that Marines are jarhead buttheads but I have never doubt their courage and patriotism.

Perhaps Mr Kelly is not so perfect either?

48 posted on 08/21/2010 1:00:49 PM PDT by Happy Rain
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To: mkjessup

Man,that graphic is as old as Windows 2000.

Can’t you Palin haters come up with something new?


49 posted on 08/21/2010 1:04:37 PM PDT by Happy Rain
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To: Happy Rain
As a former Navy Airman I know from experience that Marines are jarhead buttheads

Not my experience. BTW, people who live in glass houses...

50 posted on 08/21/2010 1:06:59 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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