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Palin Endorses Mourdock, KOís GOP Establishment Groupís Plans in Indiana
breitbart.com ^ | Tony Lee

Posted on 04/28/2012 10:43:17 PM PDT by tennmountainman

At 2:51 p.m. eastern time on Friday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who many in the Republican establishment try to dismiss as being irrelevant, endorsed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock on her Facebook page over establishment Republican incumbent Richard Lugar. Four hours later, at 6:36 p.m. eastern time, Politico ran a story about how the “American Action Network,” previously described as the establishment cavalry, would be pulling out of the Indiana race.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gope; in2012; lugar; mourdock; palin; prolife
Looks like the GOP Establishment's Super-Pac...packed their Indiana bags, never to return, after Palin's endorsement of Mourdock. Good riddance to them. GO MOURDOCK!
1 posted on 04/28/2012 10:43:22 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

She will also endorse Milt. Was comma do.


2 posted on 04/28/2012 10:50:33 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: tennmountainman

Lugar the Boogar. Pick him and throw him away.


3 posted on 04/28/2012 10:51:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Lazlo in PA

Milt? Comma?


4 posted on 04/28/2012 10:51:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Lazlo in PA

She will also endorse Milt. Was comma do..

There is a difference Lazlo.

One is a race between a Conservative GOP candidate and a GOP RINO.

The Presidential race will be a race between a socialist Rat against a GOP RINO.


5 posted on 04/28/2012 10:57:11 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

Let;s rock out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpOxvmQ70DI


6 posted on 04/28/2012 10:59:08 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: tennmountainman
Good for Sarah! Luger is a R1C (Rino 1st Class), and her endorsement should send a warning shot over the heads of the likes of Cantor, Boehner, and McConnell.

I agree with you, Sarah will indeed endorse Mitt. she has said early on: “ABO!” Good for Sarah!

7 posted on 04/28/2012 11:03:14 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Artcore

President Obama is the best thing that ever happened to Mitt Romney. No way would he ever, ever have had a chance of being president if the current resident wasn’t so... so... bad! As far as Sarah’s endorsement for Mourdock, good on her. Wouldn’t it be great if she made a special trip to a campaign event for him? Lugar plays in the same RINO league as McPain.


8 posted on 04/28/2012 11:18:20 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA
“President Obama is the best thing that ever happened to Mitt Romney. No way would he ever, ever have had a chance of being president if the current resident wasn’t so... so... bad!”
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I'd have to agree with your assessment.

“As far as Sarah’s endorsement for Mourdock, good on her. Wouldn't’t it be great if she made a special trip to a campaign event for him? Lugar plays in the same RINO league as McPain.”
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I can't remember all of the specifics...can't even remember where I heard it, but supposedly Eric Cantor has surrogates working to help get Luger reelected. I think Palin’s endorsing Mourdock because 1) she likes his Conservative background, and 2) she's openly challenging the likes of Cantor, Boehner and McConnell.

As you mentioned, a personal trip to Indiana to campaign for Mourdock would be huge. It would also be a strong rebuke to Cantor and the boys that she's watching them closely.

9 posted on 04/28/2012 11:34:39 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Lazlo in PA
Mourdock vote here and a few others. As I drive through Indy, I do see a few Lugar signs but no Mourdock signs. Perhaps we are the silent majority.
10 posted on 04/28/2012 11:35:51 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: Bronzy

get outside of Indy.

There isn’t hardly a Lugar sign to be found around my county. But a crapload of “Retire Lugar” and “Mourdock” signs.


11 posted on 04/29/2012 12:31:43 AM PDT by digger48
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To: tennmountainman

The guy hasn’t established residency in the state for 30 years...A classic example for term limits....


12 posted on 04/29/2012 12:58:37 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: tennmountainman

Why doesn’t Palin endorse herself to run for the Presidency. Can any one get behind this?


13 posted on 04/29/2012 1:00:46 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 3 years. China makes everything taking U.S. ability to manufacture)
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To: Artcore

I know Governor Palin is very busy, but this is exactly where she can do the most good. Twitter isn’t enough. We need her out there encouraging the Tea Party at these crucial races.

Mitt Romney has taken a lot of wind out of conservative sails. He’s that bad, but fortunately for him, Obama is worse. As I mentioned, that’s about the only thing Romney has going for him...he’s ABO. I won’t demonize anyone who votes ABO, nor do I like it when ABO voters demonize those who plan to skip the presidential election this year.

I do agree Sarah Palin is likely to endorse ABO, but I hope she does it in a way that supports conservatives. I hope she doesn’t try to “blow smoke” by telling us what a great conservative Mitt Romney is. That would hurt her own credibility, because we KNOW Mitt is NOT a conservative. However, I’d fully understand an endorsement to get out there and defeat Obama now so that we can live to fight again another day (against RINOs and Dems alike).

We win some and lose some. We lost against McCain. We have another chance with Senator Lugar. These are entrenched politicians who will use all the power at their disposal to hang on. The more the RINOs fight, the clearer it is they have to go, because no one in DC is irreplaceable. Anyone who thinks they are has reached their expiration date!


14 posted on 04/29/2012 1:01:04 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA

“President Obama is the best thing that ever happened to Mitt Romney. No way would he ever, ever have had a chance of being president if the current resident wasn’t so... so... bad!”
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Sarah Palin would have wiped the floor with Obama. Come on Sarah run?


15 posted on 04/29/2012 1:02:23 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 3 years. China makes everything taking U.S. ability to manufacture)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Will you vote for Obama over Mittens?

And just to be clear, a vote for someone else besides Mitt, is a vote for Obama.

I have said negative things and had some dire thoughts about Mitt, but I will vote for him even if gagging when I do.

16 posted on 04/29/2012 2:58:28 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: Sea Parrot
And just to be clear, a vote for someone else besides Mitt, is a vote for Obama.

No, it is not. A vote for someone else such as Virgil Goode is a vote for Virgil Goode. It does not go into Obama's column.

The timeworn party loyalty talking points aren't going to cut it this time around. The GOP-E showed in 2010 that to them, party loyalty only applies when their choice of RINO wins. Many conservatives are choosing to exercise that precedent now in response to Romney's annointment.

Bitch at the GOP-E for the state of the party now, especially when they stood back and let Romney engage in scorched-earth politics in the primary that led directly to the bad blood we see now.

17 posted on 04/29/2012 4:35:17 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

dilusion


18 posted on 04/29/2012 4:38:03 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

Truth.


19 posted on 04/29/2012 4:38:44 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Bronzy
As I drive through Indy, I do see a few Lugar signs but no Mourdock signs.

Lots of Murdock signs around Greenwood and even more Retire Lugar signs!!!!

20 posted on 04/29/2012 4:43:16 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: CitizenUSA
Lugar plays in the same RINO league as McPain.

Correct, about the time Sarah endorsed Mourdock, mcpain was doing the same for lugar.

That had to help.

21 posted on 04/29/2012 5:11:43 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: Kakaze

Just finished Nikki Haley’s book...Sarah helped her at just the right time...She can collect a lot of IOU,s in the future...as for Mittens his speech was good ..sounded like Reagan.problem is can you believe him.?????What choice do we have???? None


22 posted on 04/29/2012 5:17:17 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
as for Mittens his speech was good ..sounded like Reagan.problem is can you believe him.?????

That for me, has always been the problem. I simply have never believed or trusted Romney. His words always ring hollow with me.

23 posted on 04/29/2012 5:22:48 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: CitizenUSA

So can she legitimately/effectively campaign against Obama without actively endorsing Romney? I would imagine so, since she’s less likely than a candidate to have to answer a direct, “Do you support the candidate Mitt Romney for President of the United States?” question.


24 posted on 04/29/2012 6:03:20 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: dirtboy

“The timeworn party loyalty talking points aren’t going to cut it this time around.”

My sentiments exactly - the time has come to sink the leaky rowboat, swim to shore and start to build a more reliable vessel. Continuing to bail with milquetoast candidates who won’t stand up for the fundamental tenets of the party and our nation is foolishness.


25 posted on 04/29/2012 6:06:03 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
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To: dirtboy
No, it is not. A vote for someone else such as Virgil Goode is a vote for Virgil Goode. It does not go into Obama's column.

So, if it ends up as
Obama 29 million
Romney 28 Million
Virgil Goode 5 Million
you contend that those votes weren't helpful to Obama?

The least you can do is be honest - many oif us don't intend to vote Romney, but we also won't sabotage Romney to ensure Obama is elected. We also refrain from using "new math" to justify ourselves - our beliefs are justification enough. If you need to justify yourself, you need to reassess. I know Rick's surprise departure hurt you, but he's gone - live with it.

26 posted on 04/29/2012 6:07:31 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: USS Alaska

In a sane world, a McCain endorsement would be the kiss of death to any political campaign.


27 posted on 04/29/2012 6:11:52 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: trebb
you contend that those votes weren't helpful to Obama?

As opposed to what? Not voting at all? Romney is not entitled to any votes, he has to earn them if he wants to win. But it seems his only plan was to win the GOP primary, because he engaged in the kind of scorched-earth politics that makes reconciliation afterwards almost impossible.

The least you can do is be honest - many oif us don't intend to vote Romney, but we also won't sabotage Romney to ensure Obama is elected.

Yeah, we need to engage in the same party loyalty the GOP-E engaged in when their pet RINO Mike Castle lost in the GOP primary 2010 - not sandbag the winner. Oops, they did just that. So tell me again about honest?

We also refrain from using "new math" to justify ourselves

New math? Excuse me, I am not the person saying 1+0=2

- our beliefs are justification enough. If you need to justify yourself, you need to reassess. I know Rick's surprise departure hurt you, but he's gone - live with it.

Uh, dude, I was a Newt supporter. You really need to do a better job on your talking points.

28 posted on 04/29/2012 6:12:43 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: CitizenUSA
President Obama is the best thing that ever happened to Mitt Romney. No way would he ever, ever have had a chance of being president if the current resident wasn’t so... so... bad!

I dunno, I would think it would be the other way around. The GOP-E managed to back, IMO, the one Republican who would have a hard time beating Obama, because Mitt takes so many choice campaign issues off the table, while offering nothing in the way of his own positives. He didn't win the GOP primary as much as he destroyed any alternative to him, and the voting patterns prove that out.

2012 will go into the record books, IMO, as the most unpalpable election in modern times - two very unpopular candidates in a race to be less unpopular than the other guy.

29 posted on 04/29/2012 6:16:45 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: jagusafr

Personally? I have no problem with anyone who is going to vote for Romney, and I have no problem with Sarah endorsing him. Like I wrote, it does depend how she endorses him. If she comes out claiming he’s some great conservative, then I think she’d damage her own credibility. If, on the other hand, she said to vote Romney in order to defeat Obama, I think that’s something that most of us understand.

I hate threads where FReepers demonize each other either for planning to vote or not voting for Mitt. This isn’t about Mitt fooling us. I think both pro and con know what we’re getting. It’s about doing what’s best for our families, and I don’t think any of us have the right to criticize someone else for doing that.

Why can’t we just all agree to disagree on ABO and get on with other battles that are still being fought, like Mourdock’s?


30 posted on 04/29/2012 6:27:58 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: CitizenUSA
I largely agree with you. I will push back against those who come barging into threads saying we have to vote for Romney. But I won't decry anyone who decides that they should vote for him. It's something all of us will have to decide amidst the wreckage from the GOP-E backstabbing in 2010 and the scorched-earth campaign by Romney this cycle.

And the nonsense continues, the GOP-E Young Guns jumped into this campaign with $100,000 of support for Lugar. If they were really serious about winning that seat in November, they should have stayed out of the primary and given that money to the primary winner to take on the Dems in November.

Which once again begs the question, who does the GOP-E see as their real enemy? The Dems? Or the Tea Party?

Their actions and their words sure make that answer clear to me.

31 posted on 04/29/2012 6:47:35 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

A bird in hand is better than two in the bush and much better than one in the bush. What do I mean? I think the GOPe sees Senator Lugar as a sure thing. It’s better to have a sure thing, even one that may not get you everything you want, than to risk it all on a new guy. Some people are just like that. It’s like pouring more money into a bad investment. We FReepers are simply at the point of cutting our losses with Lugar and moving on. So what if he tosses a crumb our way every so often? It’s time to move on and maybe, just maybe, get someone better. We can be sure nothing is going to change with people like McPain, Lugar, and Gramnesty, etc. in DC.


32 posted on 04/29/2012 7:17:38 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Artcore
“President Obama is the best thing that ever happened to Mitt Romney. No way would he ever, ever have had a chance of being president if the current resident wasn’t so... so... bad!”

This is true...but if we end up with a President who keeps a moist finger in the air, then it will be up to people like Sarah Palin and the Tea Party to ensure which way the wind is blowing.

33 posted on 04/29/2012 7:21:05 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Liberals love manufacturing......when it's limited to news, statistics and feigned outrage.)
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To: tennmountainman

I’d be amazed if Sarah used the term “conservative” to describe Romney. She’s far too savvy about all things Tea Party and conservative to make such a mistake.

It is fun watching Sarah whack RINOs in the head. Hopefully she’ll take a few more swings in the weeks ahead.

Much as I’d love to see her on the November ballot, Sarah can still advance the cause of conservatism quite nicely from the sidelines. This should be fun!


34 posted on 04/29/2012 8:18:48 AM PDT by DNME (A monarch's neck should always have a noose around it. It keeps him upright. ¬ó Robert Heinlein)
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To: DNME

I agree. There just does not seem to be many Tea Party Candidates running against RINO’s this year.

Hopefully we can get Mourdock and Cruiz in. And Get Hatch out.


35 posted on 04/29/2012 8:37:24 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: dirtboy
Feel good babble, this is realpolitik, your vote for Goode, will be a vote for Obama, pure and simple.
36 posted on 04/29/2012 11:56:11 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: dirtboy
Feel good babble, this is realpolitik, your vote for Goode, will be a vote for Obama, pure and simple.
37 posted on 04/29/2012 11:56:26 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: Sea Parrot

Whatever....the GOP-E has not earned my vote.


38 posted on 04/29/2012 11:58:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Sea Parrot
I see Romneybots have a hard time with math. Last I checked, 1+0 <> 2.

And I'm not sure who I am going to vote for. I'm just calling out the typical GOP-E bleating about not voting for their RINO. They showed what party loyalty means to them in 2010. Take it up with them.

39 posted on 04/29/2012 12:17:17 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: DNME

If Palin had run, I don’t know who would have taken more shots at her - the Dems or the GOP-E. After all, the GOP-E RINOs have a lot more in common with their inside-the-Beltway Dem brethern than a renegade conservative such as Palin. Palin has the gall to call for limited government - and mean it.


40 posted on 04/29/2012 12:19:43 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dfwgator

Right, vote for whoever but Mitt, and if that helps Obama get re-elected, so what, right?


41 posted on 04/29/2012 7:56:34 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: Sea Parrot

Mitt ain’t gonna win anyway.


42 posted on 04/29/2012 8:06:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

Atta boy.


43 posted on 04/30/2012 1:09:51 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: digger48

I’ve seen the Lugar signs on N Meridian St where I imagine the high income earners live. In the black inner city neighborhoods, I see many Carson signs.


44 posted on 04/30/2012 5:30:30 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: tennmountainman; All

Thank you Sarah for endorsing Mourdock. It really helped him.

To pro-lifers (hopefully all of us), I received this info from an email from Catholic Vote:

Lugar voted with Harry Reid to use our tax dollars to pay for embryonic stem cell research, and he refused to support a ban on research using tissue taken from aborted children.

Lugar also wouldn’t join his fellow senators in a lawsuit challenging Obamacare.


45 posted on 05/01/2012 8:06:16 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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