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Sarah Palin: Santorumís (bleeping) comment reveals good, strong character
The Right Scoop ^ | March 26, 2012 | The Right Scoop

Posted on 03/27/2012 5:26:03 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

Sarah Palin says when she heard about Rick’s comment, she said ‘good on ya’ and was glad he called out the liberal leftist media. She also says it reveals good, strong character in Santorum:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: palin; ricksantorum; santorum; sarahpalin
Full video at link.
1 posted on 03/27/2012 5:26:12 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Antoninus; Lazlo in PA

Ping!


2 posted on 03/27/2012 5:27:07 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

But he is no threat to Romney and can’t beat Obama.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 5:31:42 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: Timber Rattler

Yep, good conservative family values on display there. Besides, he was wrong and looked like a whiny idiot. Apparently he didn’t learn how to confront the media from Newt.


4 posted on 03/27/2012 5:35:41 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Timber Rattler
First sign of testosterone that I have seen in Rick... and I hope he lets it flow freely. abc is bashing him as having gone insane so it is working and romney is making fun of him for it so let the dogs of war out Rick... your bombs are on target.

LLS

5 posted on 03/27/2012 5:36:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: conservative98

Santorum is a threat to Romney ... in combination with Gingrich.

That’s the key.

Santorum alone won’t stop Romney at this point.

Gingrich alone won’t stop Romney at this point.

Santorum and Gingrich can however, deprive Romney of a first round win at the convention - “winning” a brokered convention.

Which very much can stop Romney.

Gingrich and Santorum, like it or not, are a team.

It’s time for their respective supporters, to stop squabbling and focus on stopping Romney.

I think that’s what Governor Palin is trying to tell us.


6 posted on 03/27/2012 5:37:12 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Timber Rattler

When Newt suspends, I expect her to endorse Rick—to stop Romney if this is even possible at this date. The others, Cain, Perry, Bachmann, etc. should all come along. She could be coaxed into doing it before. (No official endorsement, but de-facto endorsement). She got this MSM treatment and she can fully emphathize; just as when Newt when after CNN moderators as well.


7 posted on 03/27/2012 5:38:26 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Feigning past support for a candidate (w/no posting history of it), then suddenly "withdrawing it"?)
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To: conservative98

conservative98: “But he is no threat to Romney and can’t beat Obama.”

Are you being sarcastic or just trying to hijack a thread? If it’s the latter, what does your perception of Santorum’s electability have to do with whether or not his comments revealed good, strong character?


8 posted on 03/27/2012 5:38:41 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: tnlibertarian

Pull back on your bias a bit. The Media is lying. He is right. Because you hate him does not change reality. Good for him to call them out. They are the enemy.


9 posted on 03/27/2012 5:50:51 AM PDT by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Unless and until we get CREDIBLE EVIDENCE that there is a summit meeting between these two (Santorum and Gingrich), during this reflective lull we have right now in a pitched battle against the GOP-e (Country Club Wing), either formally or informally, with or without campaign aides, and that it is mutually agreed that the circumstances call for such a Rick-Newt/Newt-Rick alliance, then I will dismiss it just as rationalization to keep Gingrich in the race as the definitely trailing conservative here--for whatever godsforsaken reason, to split the GOP conservative base and take more votes from Rick, thus throwing the election to Romney in these upcoming states. However if I can be convinced that they truly are coming to such an agreement, I will consider it. I have heard no such thing yet in official or unofficial circles.

Have Newt and Rick met?

If not, I am inclined to reject this out of hand and resume the viewpoint that Newt Gingrich should seriously considering a) suspending, b) endorsing Rick Santorum, c) releasing his delegates to Rick to help in Rick's delegate count, d) campaign for him, and e) ask his super-charged endorsers like Cain and Perry to do the same. Sorry, I think otherwise such an idea, which might have some good tactical aspects to them, just cannot proceed. These guys are both Capitol Hill creatures from way back. OK, time to start talking and forge a deal of some nature somehow? I and many others are all ears. (The Romneybots [screw them] will sure love this thread!)

10 posted on 03/27/2012 5:51:54 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Feigning past support for a candidate (w/no posting history of it), then suddenly "withdrawing it"?)
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To: Timber Rattler
Thank-you Sarah.

I heard Michelle Bachmann defending him a couple days ago from Jeanine Perio (sp)...on Huckabee.

Jeanine was twisting her mouth into ugly shapes to get Michelle to agree with her about something Pirio wanted to 'gotcha' concerning Santorum.

Michelle was outstanding in deflecting/combating the question.

I know I didn't explain this well, but I bet there's a you tube somewhere.

11 posted on 03/27/2012 5:52:34 AM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Did you happen to see O'Reilly last night?....for the first time in my Fox life, if I could have thown a shoe at Brit Hume, I might have.

O'Reilly was sympathetic to Santorum for WINNING Louisiana and the press saying zero, zilch, nada about it...

..and whiny Hume (sounding like a 6 yr old) said...(& you have to have heard the way he said it)

'it doesn't matter, he didn't get the delegates'..
..his voice was just so petulant!

Bill said a couple more encouraging things about Rick.....and Hume kept swatting them down.

I knew Fox was in the tank for Romney, but this was so blatant from Hume last night.

12 posted on 03/27/2012 6:00:22 AM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

great post!!! right on !!!


13 posted on 03/27/2012 6:05:16 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Santorum alone won’t stop Romney at this point. Gingrich alone won’t stop Romney at this point. Santorum and Gingrich can however, deprive Romney of a first round win at the convention - “winning” a brokered convention.

If God or some mortal does not stop Romney, this country is doomed to utter destruction through another 4 or more years of Obama or his lighter skinned brother. The two are peas in a pod.

14 posted on 03/27/2012 6:09:04 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: tnlibertarian
"Apparently he didn’t learn how to confront the media from Newt."

And what exactly does Newt have to show for his confrontations with the media?

15 posted on 03/27/2012 6:09:12 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Question for you and all. Wouldn’t Newt make the most amazing Press Secretary? The media would sh!t their undies every time that had to ask him a question.
16 posted on 03/27/2012 6:36:27 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: CitizenUSA

Sarah Palin said Santo was no threat to Romney.


17 posted on 03/27/2012 6:44:59 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Gingrich and Santorum, like it or not, are a team.

A team? Santorum said he’s “open to being Romney’s VP”. What am I missing?


18 posted on 03/27/2012 6:52:21 AM PDT by mouse1
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To: Guenevere

Glad I/we dont get FOX over here. They were good at one time.


19 posted on 03/27/2012 6:52:59 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Feigning past support for a candidate (w/no posting history of it), then suddenly "withdrawing it"?)
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To: liberty or death

Speaker Newt Gingrich should be Secretary of State (if not John Bolton). I believe his team and himself, would indeed stir it organizationally up, and cause a lot of bad, bad, embedded people, career people, people that stink to high heaven, to quit and then replace them with Americans who will represent US interests first and foremost. Press Secretary is for somebody in their mid thirties. Also, as SOS he could work on weeding out the Islamic terrorist sleeper cells within our foreign policy community. Either that, or Intelligence Community would be good for that, but Itend to think Michelle Bachmann or Allen West would be good at that.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 6:56:36 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Feigning past support for a candidate (w/no posting history of it), then suddenly "withdrawing it"?)
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To: mouse1

Look, it wasn’t my idea that the GOP would end up being such an unfocused, self interested bunch of nitwits that every single aspect of this year’s campaign involves some opposite.

The GOP is self-destructing.

I’m just taking a position. This year every position involves something stupid.

I say oppose Romney. Period. Do everything legally possible to prevent him winning in the first round.

If he wins, then we buck it up and defeat Obama.

I don’t like it, but that’s what it is.

Palin could have prevented this.

She didn’t. That was the solution. Don’t hit the rock. Well, we hit the rock.

Now we’re just trying to keep the ship afloat.


21 posted on 03/27/2012 6:58:42 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: mouse1

You are not missing anything. CNN is delusional. Not only is Santo open to VP or any other Cabinet position under Romney, there were reports out two or three weeks ago that Santo rejected overtures from ex-Speaker of the House Gongrich. Santo’s evangelical supporters will not countenance an alliance with Gingrich.


22 posted on 03/27/2012 7:02:27 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Mechanicos

Pull back your assumptions a bit. Why do you think I hate him? He simply doesn’t have the chutzpah to be President. And this illustrates it. Sure, the NYT may be the enemy, but that also doesn’t change reality. Which is if he can’t handle the NYT how can he handle Iran?


23 posted on 03/27/2012 7:02:39 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Joe 6-pack
And what exactly does Newt have to show for his confrontations with the media?

So, his trailing in the race negates anything he has done? His debate performances, which include dressing down of the media, are what catapulted him from an also-ran to the forefront of attention. But, you know that.

I don't dislike Santorum. But, you can't claim moral superiority and then cuss out a reporter because you didn't like his question. He is not 'leader of the free world' material. I agree with most of his stances. But 'good positions' is not the only requirement needed in a leader. And Santorum simply doesn't have it.

24 posted on 03/27/2012 7:09:40 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: mouse1

A team? Santorum said he’s “open to being Romney’s VP”. What am I missing?


Newt Gingrich said today he would be willing to be second on a Mitt Romney ticket.

“No, I wouldn’t say no,” Gingrich said on Fox News Channel’s Your World with Neil Cavuto about what he would do if he was asked to become Romney’s vice president. “I can’t imagine him offering.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2864194/posts


25 posted on 03/27/2012 7:13:09 AM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: ngat
reports from whom?....the MSM?...the Romney campaign?...the anti-Santorum group at FR?....

...reports from whom?

26 posted on 03/27/2012 7:17:06 AM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: tnlibertarian
"So, his trailing in the race negates anything he has done?"

Speaking strictly in terms of the primary, yes. His trailing negates everything his campaign has done. Conversely, if he were leading, that would validate everything his campaign has done. Again, I'm not speaking in terms of philosophy, morality, or even fact, but strictly in the context of the primary.

"...you can't claim moral superiority and then cuss out a reporter because you didn't like his question. He is not 'leader of the free world' material."

Santorum didn't cuss out the reporter because he "didn't like his question". He cussed him out because of the reporter's repeated insistence on misquoting Santorum's answers in Santorum's face.

But, you know that.

27 posted on 03/27/2012 7:19:31 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Guenevere

Santorum and Newt splitting the conservative vote is the only reason in hell Willard the liberal will be the nominee. And, that will be the only reason that Barry Sorreto is reelected. Sorreto can not beat a conservative who will fire up the base. He can and will beat RINO Romney like a drum in the general election. Sad, but that’s what’s going to happen. Didn’t need to happen, but Santorum would never get out and leave the fight between Newt and the liberal Romney. If he had, all the money in the world could not have won Willard the nomination from Newt Gingrich, who has more sense and integrity in his big toe that Willard has in his entire RINO body.


28 posted on 03/27/2012 7:23:50 AM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Honestly, Sarah, who cares what you think anymore.?

You couldn’t come out and support anyone.. when it might have helped a candidate.

You couldn’t run because one of your kids voted “no”.

Please, just go back to Anchorage and be happy.


29 posted on 03/27/2012 7:27:29 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Guenevere

Evidently this is new information for you. There were threads discussing every aspect of the reports. Do you actually doubt that Santorum rejected Gingrich’s offer to team up to prevent the nomination of Romney?!


30 posted on 03/27/2012 7:39:07 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
CNN: "The GOP is self-destructing." You can say that again. Never in my lifetime have I seen the base so disgruntled at the party leadership. They are rallying around their nominee. We can't stand the man. I have always opposed third parties, but I really don't know how much more of this I can stand. Mitt Romney is not a conservative. He's not even a very good moderate in my opinion. He was on the wrong side, the Democrat side, of virtually every issue as governor. He never, to my knowledge, put his skin on the line for conservative principle. In regards to this thread, I just wish the Santorum and Gingrich forces would quit sniping at each other. It gains us nothing at this point. I'm really tired of FReepers who make snide references to Santorum's faith. Being a Christian is not a bad thing. Maybe Rick is a bit more overt about it than I'd like, but c'mon. He's a decent guy. I'm also tired of the Newt bashers. Again, what good does that do anyone? So Sarah Palin says something nice about Santorum, and some FReepers have to tear that comment down. Sad.
31 posted on 03/27/2012 7:42:25 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: ngat

Well duh, if they wanted Newt, they would have voted for him. Not to mention that why would a person ally themself with someone who runs behind Ron Paul in many states?

Not to worry though, Newt did say he would be Romney’s VP. Newt has worked hard to stay in this race for the Mittster.

Go Noot! Yeah Rah!


32 posted on 03/27/2012 7:44:59 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Joe 6-pack
The reporter's question was legitimate. Perhaps at other functions, Rick said that Mitt was the worst Republican in terms of healthcare, but not at that time; he simply said he was the worst Republican. The reporter read back the quote, there was no 'healthcare' context. Ricky didn't like the question because he screwed up so he responded by throwing a temper tantrum.

His trailing negates everything his campaign has done.

So, whoever wins the nomination should disassociate himself from Sarah Palin because the previous nominee associated himself with her and that didn't work so well. Is that right? Since Republicans have run on conservative ideas and that didn't always work, we should abandon those, too? So, anything Perry, Bachmann, Cain supported is also out, right? Oh, and Santorum is trailing in delegates, so I guess anything he has done is wrong, too. In fact, since Obama has run the last successful presidential run, we should just do what he does.

33 posted on 03/27/2012 8:20:44 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: tnlibertarian
"The reporter's question was legitimate. Perhaps at other functions, Rick said that Mitt was the worst Republican in terms of healthcare, but not at that time; he simply said he was the worst Republican. The reporter read back the quote, there was no 'healthcare' context. Ricky didn't like the question because he screwed up so he responded by throwing a temper tantrum."

As I understand it, the same reporter has asked the question repeatedly of Rick on several occasions, and Rick has answered it repeatedly, but the reporter insisted on abbreviating Rick's answer and taking it out of context.

"So, whoever wins the nomination should disassociate himself from Sarah Palin...In fact, since Obama has run the last successful presidential run, we should just do what he does."

You're as obtuse as the NYT reporter. Clearly, you're ignoring what I wrote in my last reply to you: "Again, I'm not speaking in terms of philosophy, morality, or even fact, but strictly in the context of the primary." Strictly speaking, in the context of running a campaign, and achieving a campaign's primary objective (to win), yes Obama ran a better, more succesful campaign than McCain. It may not have been better in philosophical, moral or factual terms, but it was "better" in the sense that it won.

Similarly, if Newt was way out front as the runaway front runner, I would state he was running a more successful campaign than Mitt or Rick, completely independent of whether or not I agreed or disagreed with him. Conversely, the fact that Newt is trailing both, one has to objectively assess his campaign as being less succsesful than either.

34 posted on 03/27/2012 8:42:24 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Cringing Negativism Network

They both have publicly said that they were willing to work as a team. Now whether they actually will or not is another story. Here are their own statements:

Gingrich is willing... http://articles.businessinsider.com/2012-03-14/politics/31163052_1_gingrich-santorum-gingrich-campaign-senior-advisor

Santorum is willing... http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/santorum-gingrich-runningmate-alabama/2012/03/08/id/431942

Together I think they would defeat Romney.


35 posted on 03/27/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT by koinonia
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To: AmericanInTokyo

You are over thinking my response. I agree with your analysis that his great mind and tenacity would befit him as SOS. Mine was more of a juvenile wish to see the media crushed and exposed as the socialists they are. Col West would indeed be a great fit.

God bless and may the Lord preserve the U.S.A.


36 posted on 03/27/2012 6:16:53 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: liberty or death

I kind of figured that now, in retrospect, and sorry if I “overreached”. I see your point. Yes, Newt would be good daily smacking the lib/Marxist loving press so that they would want to retire and cover a beat, say, in the state capitols instead of Washington.


37 posted on 03/27/2012 6:19:09 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Feigning past support for a candidate (w/no posting history of it), then suddenly "withdrawing it"?)
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To: Timber Rattler

Sarah is, as always, 100% correct. Santorum DID display strong character with the “BS” comment – however, he waffles horribly on right to work legislation. The only way to break the unions’ stranglehold on the country is to aggressively and uncompromisingly push, support and vote for right to work. There is no substitute for complete victory and you cannot compromise with the liberal left, particulary the union thugs, on ANYTHING. Ever.


38 posted on 03/28/2012 4:23:59 AM PDT by Nathaniel (- A Man Without A Cross -)
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