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Palinís Well-Timed Reminder to Freshmen
NYT ^ | Thursday July 28, 2011 | Michael Shear

Posted on 07/28/2011 6:48:37 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Sarah Palin has impeccable timing.

The former Republican vice presidential nominee took to her Facebook page Thursday afternoon to warn freshman Republicans in the House that they just might face primary opposition if they cave in to demands by their party to raise the debt ceiling.

“All my best to you, GOP Freshmen, from up here in the Last Frontier. Sincerely, Sarah Palin,” she wrote. “P.S. Everyone I talk to still believes in contested primaries.”

Just two hours later, House Speaker John A. Boehner was forced to postpone the vote on his proposal to increase the debt ceiling at the last minute, apparently facing a revolt among some of those very members.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; debtceiling; debtlimit; obama; palin; primaryboehner; primarycantor; republicapitulators; saintsarahspeaks; sarahpalin; weeperandweaselshow
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1 posted on 07/28/2011 6:48:45 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
She appears to be the defacto leader of the party right now.
2 posted on 07/28/2011 6:50:41 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Bigtigermike

My Congress-critter is far from being a Freshman, but he supported Boner and I’m looking at primarying him myself.


3 posted on 07/28/2011 6:50:54 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Bigtigermike

A flash is all it takes...The beauty of concealsd carry...


4 posted on 07/28/2011 6:51:51 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Oh what a great leader of the free world she will make!!


5 posted on 07/28/2011 6:52:23 PM PDT by Calif4Palin (President Palin sounds so good....)
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To: Bigtigermike

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2755306/posts — same topic being discussed... FYI.


6 posted on 07/28/2011 6:52:35 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Bigtigermike

I wish Palin would call for Boehner’s replacement.

He is clearly out of line with his own line drawn in the sand.


7 posted on 07/28/2011 6:53:36 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Bigtigermike; onyx; Syncro

Woo hoo!! Way to go, Sarah! That’s my girl!!


8 posted on 07/28/2011 6:54:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Bigtigermike

If they don’t care about being re-elected, then they should listen to her and vote no on this joke of a bill.

If they do care about being re-elected, then they should listen to her and vote no on this joke of a bill.

Either way, they should listen to her.


9 posted on 07/28/2011 6:54:48 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Bigtigermike

“Just two hours later, House Speaker John A. Boehner was forced...”

What’s not to love?


10 posted on 07/28/2011 6:56:09 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Palin has been functionally the Shadow President since Obama took office. (To borrow a concept from the other side of the pond and apply it to an office they don’t have over there.)


11 posted on 07/28/2011 6:57:54 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Bigtigermike

My freshman congressman didn’t need a reminder.


12 posted on 07/28/2011 6:58:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Bigtigermike

awesome Sarah! YOU GO GIRL!!

On another note, Sean is tearing into Juan. They are really going at it.


13 posted on 07/28/2011 6:58:22 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: Bigtigermike

I just felt a trembling in the Force.


14 posted on 07/28/2011 6:58:54 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: mardi59

That is as mad as I have seen Sean. Coming back for more after the commercial.


15 posted on 07/28/2011 7:00:12 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Ironically Palin and Bachmann are just about the only GOP leaders with any balls.


16 posted on 07/28/2011 7:00:37 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Bigtigermike
“P.S. Everyone I talk to still believes in contested primaries.”

I'm telling you, beauty, brains, and a great sense of timing.

Thank you Sarah!

17 posted on 07/28/2011 7:01:22 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Bigtigermike
Palin did not come right out with what her position is as Bachmann has.

She is being extremely careful with her words.

18 posted on 07/28/2011 7:02:03 PM PDT by Justice
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To: gov_bean_ counter; Beckwith; TigersEye

Anyone who doubts that Sarah will declare as a candidate,then they are in an alternate reality.Today a tweak from her brought Boehner to his knees. And now
Boehner needs to convince them to consider Cut Cap and balance, which was tabled, debate it in the Senate, and vote it up or down. If Harry refuses, the GOP should walk away and say , “we are done. YOU Senate DEMS Submit a bill and we will try to reconcile it in HOUSE conference. But do not hold your breath. THE DEFAULT IS YOURS! OWN IT.”

I can take default until Nov 2012 when we get rid of Obama no problem.
If the rest of the country really understood what a threat Obama is to our nation and the world, they would say the same.. BRING THE DEFAULT!Obama may try the 14th amendment, but that might mean Civil War. Truly. We are getting close.


19 posted on 07/28/2011 7:02:44 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Free America52

I know. He’s really angry.


20 posted on 07/28/2011 7:02:50 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: Hugin
Ironically Palin and Bachmann are just about the only GOP leaders with any balls.

LOL True.
21 posted on 07/28/2011 7:04:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Calif4Palin

The New York Times...with such a great message? I am very pleased. I hope and pray that God will watch over our America. The replys at the NYT site were really vial. All liberal talking points. It is very sad. WE THE PEOPLE need God’s help...which is why he is bringing us Sarah!

EAGLES UP SARAH...WE HAVE YOUR BACK!


22 posted on 07/28/2011 7:04:12 PM PDT by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Freeper, vicious Mama Grizzly, and a**PALIN PATRIOT**)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

But but but, she’s uneluctable! She has no experience! She wasn’t even “brave” enough to terminate a pregnancy of an imperfect fetus! She can’t even make up her mind if she’s going to run or not, so how can she make up her mind as president! I could go on, but I need to get to bed.


23 posted on 07/28/2011 7:04:29 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I took a point away from Mrs. Palin the other day after an interview with Greta Van Susteren for a comment advocating political relativism. I give her that point back. Thank you, Sarah Palin, for offering directly a word of support to those patriots we have holding the line. I appreciate it!


24 posted on 07/28/2011 7:04:33 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: APatientMan
“Just two hours later, House Speaker John A. Boehner was forced...”

Billy Long freshman republican (Missouri, 7th)

Billy defeated 2 establishment candidates in the republican primary in 2010 with the help of conservatives (tea party type voters).

Billy read and heed Palin's reminder.

25 posted on 07/28/2011 7:06:01 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Bigtigermike

One Facebook posting is probably why Boehner is scrambling now to “tweak” the POS bill in order to get enough votes to pass it.


26 posted on 07/28/2011 7:06:16 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Candor7
Anyone who doubts that Sarah will declare as a candidate,then they are in an alternate reality.

I suspect she has been waiting to see how this issue plays out. It will determine whether she runs for the Republican nomination or leads the Tea Party out of the Republican Party.

27 posted on 07/28/2011 7:06:23 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Justice

Bachmann’s statement on TV this morning was stupid. On the one had she said that Congress controls the purse strings and on the other hand blamed Obie and Bush for over spending. It was all over the place. Why isn’t the Tea Party Caucus leader trying to rally the Tea Party Caucus? Because she is too busy running for president. She needs to refocus on the problem at hand and quit posturing for personal gain.


28 posted on 07/28/2011 7:07:11 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Justice

Why?

Why not just come out and say what you mean? Rand Paul and Jim Demint did.


29 posted on 07/28/2011 7:07:11 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Bigtigermike; gov_bean_ counter; onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Lakeshark; Gargantua
The New York Times reading the writing on the wall and kissing up to the (soon-to-be) next president perhaps?
30 posted on 07/28/2011 7:12:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

God, I love this woman...


31 posted on 07/28/2011 7:13:50 PM PDT by el_texicano (Extremism in the face of tyranny is no fault, Moderation in the face of evil, no virtue.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
She appears to be the defacto leader of the party right now.

The national party, yes.

But, unfortunately, not the Washington party.

32 posted on 07/28/2011 7:16:23 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01

Good point.


33 posted on 07/28/2011 7:17:43 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Keith in Iowa
So what, first I have seen of it. Did you ping each and ever FR member when it was first posted, if so I missed mine.

I would like to see it discussed in at least a dozen other threads.

34 posted on 07/28/2011 7:18:07 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Obama may not be a natural born citizen, but there is no denying that he is a natural born liar.)
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To: Publius
...or leads the Tea Party out of the Republican Party.

She's not going to do that, under any circumstances.

It would be self-defeating.

35 posted on 07/28/2011 7:20:54 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: bigbob

I doubt he is tweaking the bill, but rather twisting arms and I mean really hard. The leadership has no respect for the new guys, they are little more than fodder for the machine.

There will be serious repercussions to no voters.


36 posted on 07/28/2011 7:21:43 PM PDT by itsahoot (--I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. --He that hath an ear, let him hear.)
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To: Publius

I don’t have the “hammer hitting the nail on the head” graphic. If I did, I’d post hit. Because you, my friend, have just HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.


37 posted on 07/28/2011 7:23:17 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-________ Overdrive 2012 - Holy Flippin' Crap!!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Go back to CCB, it passed the house. Now stand in front of the cameras and state the following: “The Obama administration and Democratic Party want to increase taxes and spending, turning the American dream into the American nightmare for working Americans.” Repeat loud and often. The MSM will have to report if that is all that comes out of the Republican Party.


38 posted on 07/28/2011 7:24:34 PM PDT by doc
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To: Publius; Beckwith; Fred Nerks; TigersEye
Agreed. She will bury the Republican party if they do not include conservative policy beyond lip service. Boehner waited until the last hour to fly his colors. Now we know, and so does Sarah. Now the RNC will try to woo, cajole and trick conservatives. That will no longer work. We will have Sarah, or if she does not declare, we will stay home.And there will be evolve later solutions to problems which will not involve Congress. They will be solved in the older ways of our history which will lead to Civil war.

Reid and Pelosi need a caning.

The Won? He can lapse into ignominy as a traitor to America which he seeks to dis-unify and usurp.He also seeks to destabilize the nations of our allies.

But if we have Sarah, we may well resecure our Republic, and avoid the necessity for internal warfare and strife.It is in her that we must trust, and hope she may rise to the occasion

39 posted on 07/28/2011 7:25:08 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: JohnBrownUSA; Quill Pen; The Iceman Cometh; Norm Lenhart; Springfield Reformer; ...

Warning from Sarah PING!


40 posted on 07/28/2011 7:29:21 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: okie01

Wrong. Rush Limbaugh and Levin both think it may happen.I agree with them.

And I do believe Sarah and the TP could beat the Republicans.


41 posted on 07/28/2011 7:30:25 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7
She will bury the Republican party...

I suspect that given the events of today she's busy tonight polishing her shovel.

42 posted on 07/28/2011 7:31:01 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-________ Overdrive 2012 - Holy Flippin' Crap!!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Outstanding! The message and timing couldn’t be better.

GO SARAH!


43 posted on 07/28/2011 7:34:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Bigtigermike
She fights like a girl.

She will be the Kingmaker in 2012.

44 posted on 07/28/2011 7:36:53 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Oh, my goodness! Well that’s just pretty awesome.


45 posted on 07/28/2011 7:37:06 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Mail.


46 posted on 07/28/2011 7:38:08 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Publius
. . .or leads the Tea Party out of the Republican Party"

If that's the case - I'm gone. Third party up or down but not another minute spent on the repuglicans.

47 posted on 07/28/2011 7:40:57 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Hmmm.....are those RINOs I see?

48 posted on 07/28/2011 7:41:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Bigtigermike

This is just great. Our Iron Lady has spoken...now get your ass in line!

(without apologies to the weeper)


49 posted on 07/28/2011 7:43:35 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat
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To: LaybackLenny

Palins moment in history is now defined. Will she seize it? For the sake of our country, I pray it be so.


50 posted on 07/28/2011 7:44:28 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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