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A brand-new Sarah Palin headache
Salon ^ | Tuesday May 15, 2012 | Steve Kornacki

Posted on 05/15/2012 12:35:35 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

That’s when Palin came through with a surprise endorsement of the third candidate in the race, Deb Fischer, whose personal story is the most naturally appealing to the Tea Party crowd. The 61-year-old didn’t enter politics until 2004, when she won a seat in the state Senate, and on the campaign trail plays up her work as a rancher. She doesn’t ooze the same ambition as her opponents, and of the three candidates she’s the most likely to be immune to Potomac Fever.

The Palin announcement offered a huge jolt of momentum to Fischer’s effort, and was followed a day later by an endorsement from 1st District Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. Then, over the weekend, came one more surprise: a last-minute $200,000 ad buy from a super PAC that has decided to promote Fischer, and savage Bruning.  (The super PAC is run by Ameritrade founder Pete Rickets, whose son, Pete, defeated Stenberg in the 2006 GOP Senate primary.)

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of course, it could be that she does turn out to be the next Angle, and that it still doesn’t matter, given Nebraska’s partisan bent. (It’s doubtful that a Stenberg win would do much to help Kerrey, since he’s a more established figure and has been able to win before.)

The bigger consequence of a Fischer win, though, would be to reinforce the message that was sent to Republican senators by last week’s Indiana Senate primary, when Dick Lugar was trounced by his Tea Party-aligned challenger. As I wrote yesterday, the Tea Party movement really isn’t about making the GOP a more conservative party; it’s about making what is already a conservative party more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats. A surprise victory by Sarah Palin’s candidate today would help that cause.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: fischer; palin; sarahpalin; ussenate

1 posted on 05/15/2012 12:35:46 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I vote for obstinate!
Freegards LEX


2 posted on 05/15/2012 12:38:05 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Bigtigermike
As I wrote yesterday, the Tea Party movement really isn’t about making the GOP a more conservative party; it’s about making what is already a conservative party more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats.

As if someone writing for Salon has a clue. In any event, I'd be happy with these results...

3 posted on 05/15/2012 12:38:30 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Bigtigermike

—it’s about making what is already a conservative party more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats.—

IOW, help make our form of government more “conservative”, in a sort of “back to the constitution” sort of way.

I think that would be a good thing.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 12:39:15 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Bigtigermike
it’s about making what is already a conservative party more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats

These kind of writers are utter morons, they should retire soon.............

5 posted on 05/15/2012 12:39:32 PM PDT by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

I R Obstinate!


6 posted on 05/15/2012 12:40:34 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: bcsco

If anyone at Salon ever came into hard contact with a clue it would be worthy of a blue siren headline on Drudge!


7 posted on 05/15/2012 12:42:31 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Bigtigermike
the Tea Party movement really isn’t about making the GOP a more conservative party; it’s about making what is already a conservative party more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats. A surprise victory by Sarah Palin’s candidate today would help that cause.

That's true only if you define being "conservative" as saying you're conservative and then signing your name onto liberal legislation. Yes, the Tea Party is about actually being conservative, not just paying lip service to it.

8 posted on 05/15/2012 12:43:15 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Why shouldn't we want to be "hostile to Democrats" because they are certainly hostile to the Tea Party as is this know-it-all Salon creator. He obviously thinks that he is smarter than the rest of us.

9 posted on 05/15/2012 12:45:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: JediJones
Yes, the Tea Party is about actually being conservative, not just paying lip service to it.

And THAT is why they are afraid.

10 posted on 05/15/2012 12:46:39 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Obstinate works.

SKA


11 posted on 05/15/2012 12:47:52 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: kcvl

Geez... was that guy even old enough to vote in the 2008 election cycle?

I have gym socks older than him. And he is a political “analyst”????


12 posted on 05/15/2012 12:49:23 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Bigtigermike

Steve Kornacki, news editor for Salon, has come out as a gay man, in an article written for the site in which he explains the hows and the whys, as well as the why nots, of his coming to terms with being gay.

http://ishouldbelaughing.blogspot.com/2011/11/steve-kornacki-comes-out.html


13 posted on 05/15/2012 12:49:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: JediJones

So you prefer Loud, Looney and Losers? There is only one Tea Party candidate who has won a state-wide vote, Senator Paul. This is not a conservative electorate. AT BEST 30% are really conservative no matter what they tell pollsters. This is why Democrats are elected in huge numbers.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 12:50:08 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: kcvl

‘....it’s about making an already conservative party...’

Ditched his own credibility right there. But it looks as though he’s half-ass attempting to stumble onto the truth.


15 posted on 05/15/2012 12:52:11 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: bcsco

Seeing the number of Democrats who left the party AFTER Clinton to become Republicans, I see nothing left in the Rats nest worthy of negotiation or support.

The party of Pelosi, Obama, Jackson-Lee, and Kennedy is a corrupt socialist coven.

The modern Democrat party is openly hostile to my party, my politics, my religion, and my nation.

They can go screw themselves while they remain the party of Jim Jones, John Wayne Gacy, et al.


16 posted on 05/15/2012 12:57:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: rockinqsranch
Obstinate works.

Nah. I'm going all out for "hostile".

17 posted on 05/15/2012 12:58:07 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: bcsco; Lakeshark
... unyielding and hostile to Democrats

Unlike the Democrats, who are so pliable and friendly to Republicans.

18 posted on 05/15/2012 12:58:35 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Doesn’t sound like a problem to me. For the Leftist Pubbies and Dems, yes.


19 posted on 05/15/2012 12:58:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: kcvl
Steve Kornacki, news editor for Salon, has come out as a gay man...

I realized that from the photo you posted above. You just confirmed it for me with this note.

20 posted on 05/15/2012 1:00:10 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: Bigtigermike

The Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) say it’s time for Democrats to return to their compassionate roots when priorities were civil rights and humanity:

The Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) 2012 “Progressive Southern Strategy” will help restore faith in the Democratic Party while ensuring the re-election of President Barack Obama

It is important to learn from history when both major parties touted a “Southern Strategy” to win the hearts of “Dixie”

Author Steve Kornacki story

Steve Kornacki describes it this way:

“Democrats thought they had solved their Southern problem in 1976, when a peanut farmer-turned-Georgia governor named Jimmy Carter swept through the old Confederacy, winning every state except Virginia en route to a narrow Electoral College victory over President Gerald Ford.

For the first time in 12 years, the Democrats had won a national election — and Dixie was the reason why.”

http://www.zimbio.com/Ronald+Reagan/articles/oK4zz9xVJP1/Progressive+Democrats+America+PDA+say+time

Republicans returned in 1980 with their nasty version of a “Southern Strategy” after grandpa-esque Ronald Reagan managed to have “Dixie” stab President Jimmy Carter in the back – four years after propelling Georgia’s “native son” to victory.

“The story of why Reagan was in position to run against Carter in 1980 — and how he managed to turn Carter’s prideful home region against its native son — really begins in 1964, when regional tensions within the Democratic Party finally reached a breaking point.

Since Reconstruction, when white Southerners developed a bitter hostility to Reconstruction and its northern Republican liberal architects, Dixie had been the most staunchly Democratic region in the country“

— Wrote Steve Kornacki


21 posted on 05/15/2012 1:00:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Bigtigermike

THEY SAY ‘OBSTINATE’ LIKE IT’S A BAD WORD................


22 posted on 05/15/2012 1:01:13 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: bcsco
As I wrote yesterday, the Tea Party movement really isn’t about making the GOP a more conservative party; it’s about making what is already a conservative party more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats

He says that like it's a bad thing.

23 posted on 05/15/2012 1:03:53 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
I have gym socks older than him. And he is a political “analyst”????

Anal Cyst.

24 posted on 05/15/2012 1:04:47 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: kcvl

Looks like another electron-balled, metrosexual geek to me.

I mean, just look at the neck on that Yurtle.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 1:05:15 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Lurker
He says that like it's a bad thing.

Well, it is...to him. As for me, I'm going for "hostile"...

26 posted on 05/15/2012 1:08:46 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: kcvl
Republicans returned in 1980 with their nasty version of a “Southern Strategy” after grandpa-esque Ronald Reagan managed to have “Dixie” stab President Jimmy Carter in the back – four years after propelling Georgia’s “native son” to victory.

Actually, Carter ran stronger in the South than in the rest of the country in 1980. The electoral math was complicated by a third party candidate who ran strong in other parts of the country, but no way did the South "stab Carter in the back" in that election. It was his own incompetence that did Jimmy in.

27 posted on 05/15/2012 1:11:28 PM PDT by x
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To: Bigtigermike

Simple rule of thumb.. if Salon opposes it... it’s worth keeping!


28 posted on 05/15/2012 1:12:09 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: kcvl
Steve Kornacki, news editor for Salon, has come out as a gay man

A gay man commenting on behalf of a leftist publication, blasting Sarah Palin. The main reason homos hate Palin is they view her as "competition."

29 posted on 05/15/2012 1:14:44 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: x
The electoral math was complicated by a third party candidate who ran strong in other parts of the country

That would be John B. Anderson, RINO Republican from Rockford IL.

30 posted on 05/15/2012 1:16:51 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: kcvl
Republicans returned in 1980 with their nasty version of a “Southern Strategy” after grandpa-esque Ronald Reagan managed to have “Dixie” stab President Jimmy Carter in the back – four years after propelling Georgia’s “native son” to victory.

First off was Steve even alive then?

Secondly, and more important, Carter ran as sort of a middle of the road Southern Democrat. Once in office he showed himself to be completely in over his head. Runaway inflation, the misery index, gas lines and Iran showed how clueless he really was. The whole hostage crisis bumbling, which climaxed in the botched rescue (the Jimmy Carter Desert Classic) put the lid in his reelection hopes. By the end of his presidency anyone could have beat Carter. Lucky for the country we had Reagan who not only beat Carter but won such a convincing landslide he was able to get much of his agenda passed, despite a liberal House.

In short Steve, there was no back stabbing. Jummy Carter was an incompetent fool, who looks like a genius compared to B.H.0., but he was still a fool.

31 posted on 05/15/2012 1:17:50 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: arrogantsob
So you prefer Loud, Looney and Losers? There is only one Tea Party candidate who has won a state-wide vote, Senator Paul. This is not a conservative electorate. AT BEST 30% are really conservative no matter what they tell pollsters. This is why Democrats are elected in huge numbers.

Didn't Lee beat bennet for senator?

Niky Haley as SC Gubbernator?

Ron Johnson in Wisconsin?

The demonRATS got kilt in 2010. I could go on, but you are a loud, looney loser and while you might be a son of a bitch, you have NO reason to be arrogant, try ignorantsob as your new screen name.

32 posted on 05/15/2012 1:23:04 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: kcvl

> Why shouldn’t we want to be “hostile to Democrats” because they are certainly hostile to the Tea Party as is this know-it-all Salon creator. He obviously thinks that he is smarter than the rest of us.

He certainly is gayer than any of us.


33 posted on 05/15/2012 1:33:07 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: kcvl

Geez, kid. Try to jumpstart puberty, willya?

34 posted on 05/15/2012 1:40:29 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who worked for Goldman Sachs)
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To: Bigtigermike

Tagline material.


35 posted on 05/15/2012 1:40:40 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Tea Party movement: more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats …)
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To: Bigtigermike
Conservatives have ALWAYS been the ones that have to 'compromise' with Democrat scum. Enough. If we are the majority, then we need to act like it. We are the speeding windshield; liberals are the bug.

Splat.

36 posted on 05/15/2012 1:43:56 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: humblegunner

Pinging humblegunner to this thread so he can post something about people with Palin Derangement Syndrome.


37 posted on 05/15/2012 1:53:39 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

I no longer participate in any Palin threads, thanks.


38 posted on 05/15/2012 1:55:42 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Dr. Thorne

http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200908070050 (video of this hateful idiot)

STEVE KORNACK, COLUMNIST, NEW YORK OBSERVER: I don’t dispute that it’s real. I don’t dispute that the rage is real. I don’t dispute that these people have genuine, in their minds, in their hearts, gripe with Obama and with the health care plan. I just dispute that it really adds up to anything. I dispute that it suggests that there’s a broad movement in this country afoot that is similar to that, you know, in terms of rage.

I don’t think — when you look at a poll that finds that roughly 50 percent of the public feels they sort of support what Obama’s trying to do on health care and about 50 percent oppose it right now, I don’t think the 50 percent that oppose it feel the way these people feel.

I think if you can draw a parallel, if you can think back to 2000, the presidential election in 2000, Ralph Nader ran for president, if you remember. He drew 15,000 people at his rallies, paying $7 a head to get in. They had more energy and more enthusiasm then anywhere else. Did it mean anything? No, it meant intensity; it didn’t mean breadth of support. We’re seeing intensity, here.

DOBBS: You want to ask al gore how much it meant?

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0908/07/ldt.01.html


39 posted on 05/15/2012 2:05:05 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
Steve Kornacki, news editor for Salon, has come out as a gay man publicly confessed being a homosexual pervet, in an article written for the site in which he explains the hows and the whys, as well as the why nots, of his coming to terms with being gay dedication of his life to promoting and committing anal sodomy.

Nothing at all "gay" about wallowing in filth and misusing one's body.

40 posted on 05/15/2012 2:12:49 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: kcvl

Steve Korn-holio-acki


41 posted on 05/15/2012 2:48:37 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Bigtigermike

Whatever it is, if it irritates libs, I’m happy.


42 posted on 05/15/2012 3:07:42 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

43 posted on 05/15/2012 3:15:40 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: USS Alaska

Has Lee been elected Senator? If so that is TWO. Lugar lost so it could be THREE.

Haley has already been attacked for supporting Mitty.

Ron Johnson won a statewide race? That would be great and be FOUR.

Let me know when we can say there are A HUNDRED.

The reason RATS were killed in 2010 was because they are led by a total fraud who is stupid to boot. If this was a conservative electorate the RATS would be a TINY minority not a party which must always be attacked with ultimate ferocity and is on the verge of winning in almost every state every election.

You seem to be denying that Democrats are elected in huge numbers which is strange for one pretending to know about my state of knowledge.

Fortunately RAT blunders have overcome GOP blunders so the latter has gained in the last cycle. What has not changed however is the looney tunes attacks on the leadership of the GOP. It is as hysterical and destructive as ever in its criticism of virtually EVERY major Republican figure. No one is up to their oh, so pure standard. The number of Senators they approve of can be counted on ONE hand, same for Governors, the number of Representatives on TWO. Enjoy life in the Isolation Booth as the world moves on.


44 posted on 05/15/2012 6:35:18 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: arrogantsob
Let me know when we can say there are A HUNDRED.

You are both an arrogant and an ignorant son of a bitch.

Fat, dumb and arrogant is no way to go through life.

You might be slightly more knowledgeable than the ex-mayor of New Orleans, maybe.

You didn't know about Lee or Johnson and threw stones at Haley, so your ignorance is showing.

Learn the facts before you get into a fact based argument.

45 posted on 05/16/2012 4:40:25 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: bcsco
it’s about making what is already a conservative party more obstinate, unyielding and hostile to Democrats.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Why should we be nicer to them than they are to us?

46 posted on 05/16/2012 5:25:34 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Retired COB
Why should we be nicer to them than they are to us?

Because they can't deal with it otherwise. (Obviously speaking from their standpoint.)

47 posted on 05/16/2012 5:47:08 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: USS Alaska

Can’t dispute the numbers?


48 posted on 05/16/2012 7:32:24 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: kcvl
his coming to terms with being gay.

You say he's a disease ridden whack-job?

He should "come to terms" with that by ceasing to be a disease ridden whackjob.

49 posted on 05/16/2012 9:10:03 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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