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On Palin & her potential lack of an invitation to the GOP convention (Palin would scare moderates)
HotAir ^ | 07/17/2012 | Dustin Siggins

Posted on 07/17/2012 8:12:57 AM PDT by nhwingut

Yesterday morning Ed tagged a Newsweek article that tried to make hay out of the fact that Palin may not receive an invitation to speak at the GOP convention. Ed pointed out that this may not actually be a big deal, both to Palin and the grassroots, and I agree with comments made below the post by RBJ and Skwor that it’s likely just Newsweek trying to create controversy out of nothing substantive.

However, this is where RBJ, Skwor and a great deal of the Hot Air viewership and I may split our views. While I am not a fan of Mitt Romney’s candidacy, and think he is far too moderate in almost every way, I am not disappointed that Palin may not speak at the convention. In fact, I’m quite pleased.

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However, I think the negatives of such an appearance outweigh the net positives for those whose sole electoral goal is to get Obama out of office — including potentially scaring off moderate voters who are open to voting for Romney and giving the liberal media the opportunity to attach Romney to the largely unpopular Palin.

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RINO writer scared that moderate would flee if Palin invited. Hot Gas has gone to the dogs since Michelle left.
1 posted on 07/17/2012 8:13:07 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

“..likely just Newsweek trying to create controversy out of nothing substantive”

Gee they would not do that would they? /sarc


2 posted on 07/17/2012 8:17:36 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: nhwingut

So called moderates are one of the GOP’s main problems.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 8:19:00 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: nhwingut

It is rather simple. The GOP does not want her or the people she represents there. They believe they can get enough squishies from the middle to make up for the Religious Right and others they are driving away. They figure they either win with Romney, or can blame his defeat on the Religious Right and start the divorce proceedings.


4 posted on 07/17/2012 8:19:36 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: nhwingut

A corrupt Republican Party has no use for its founding principle of the “loyal opposition”, but now deplore such solidarity, favoring a socialist at the top of their ticket.

Just think what they will give us next time, given our willingness to cave, comply and cooperate with their obvious, closed fist strike to our own jaw.

We are all pacifists now, and the two parties are one.


5 posted on 07/17/2012 8:22:35 AM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: nhwingut
Palin decided not to run for personal reasons so she has zero delegates, time to move on.
6 posted on 07/17/2012 8:24:11 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Irepeal Obam-ney Care ))
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To: nhwingut

I suspect Palin will ultimately get a speaking spot. But, if it turns out that she is indeed snubbed... well, what can I add? It will be the final, symbolic clincher, that the Party has irretrievably moved away from the reasons I’ve voted for and supported it all my voting life. It will be the divorce decree.


7 posted on 07/17/2012 8:25:34 AM PDT by greene66
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To: nhwingut

“(Palin would scare moderates)”

...everything scares moderates. That’s why they’re moderates!


8 posted on 07/17/2012 8:27:20 AM PDT by albie
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To: nhwingut

Would Sarah Palin’s public support help or hurt Romney?
Help; she’s an asset.
Hurt; she’s too controversial.

Above poll on Yahoo, scroll down on right side.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 8:29:31 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: albie
She has her own area in Tampa for the convention too

I am sure she will be a huge part of the Convention

10 posted on 07/17/2012 8:30:47 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: nhwingut
"largely unpopular Palin"

Oh, com'on! She outdrew McPain quite frequently during the 2008 race whereever she goes! 10,000 - 30,000 at speech events!

She tells it like it is! That's what scaring the "moderates"!

And the "moderates" are mainly the problem with the GOP!

Get real! It would be a BIG mistake NOT to invite her!

11 posted on 07/17/2012 8:32:25 AM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (We have met the enemy and they is us!)
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To: nhwingut

How many people (including moderates) have heard that Sarah has gone not only after the Dems but her own party as well, throughout her political career? How many have actually heard Sarah speak openly about the corruption and cronyism in both parties or that she resigned from a position under Republican Governor Frank Murkowski Admistration because they wouldn’t hold a fellow Republican accountable for corruption? How many moderates know many national politicians on both sides of the aisle today that has actually called out wrongdoing in their own party consistently? The problem is that Sarah was never properly introduced to the public other than media narratives hoisted up on her because they wanted Obama to win and because they hate a beautiful pro-life women (jealously) when the NYT ran a piece on Sarah’s Sept 3 speech on cronyism and her economic plan they marveled at how new and refreshing her ideas were....


12 posted on 07/17/2012 8:35:24 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: nhwingut
I think the negatives of such an appearance outweigh the net positives for those whose sole electoral goal is to get Obama out of office — including potentially scaring off moderate voters who are open to voting for Romney and giving the liberal media the opportunity to attach Romney to the largely unpopular Palin.

Someone once said.

A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.

Guess he wouldn't fit in with today's "Republican" Party.

13 posted on 07/17/2012 8:37:17 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
Get real! It would be a BIG mistake NOT to invite her!

It would be an unforgivable insult to a large segment of the GOP. Can the party afford to lose loyalists?

14 posted on 07/17/2012 8:38:56 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Beware. Romney is also a liberal.)
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To: nhwingut

> Palin would scare moderates)

Somebody tell me why this would be bad.

I would like to scare moderates right into the DemonRAT party and to dilute it with their wishy-washy, namby-pamby, mealy-mouthed minions.

We can do more with just ONE Allen West than we could with a whole boatload of “moderates”.


15 posted on 07/17/2012 8:41:35 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: nhwingut; cripplecreek
Gotta steal this from you bud.

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/4775/engraved.jpg

Screw You GOP, The Thought of a true blue Conservative scares your Progressive Pants off.

16 posted on 07/17/2012 8:43:56 AM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: nhwingut

Was Palin even a part of the primary process anywhere? An active part, not just “endorsing” a candidate here and there?

She decided to become a pundit. So, are Rush, Hannity, Levin speaking at the convention? She has removed herself from the process up to this point. Why should she land a speaking gig now?


17 posted on 07/17/2012 8:48:44 AM PDT by ace2u_in_MD (You missed something...)
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To: Ingtar
>"blame his defeat on the Religious Right and start the divorce proceedings."

Fine with US! We are sick of being tied to millstones anyway!

18 posted on 07/17/2012 8:49:03 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: KC_Lion

Go right on ahead. It should be engraved in the back of the Under the Oaks monument here in Jackson Michigan.


19 posted on 07/17/2012 8:51:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: nhwingut

The GOP-E/RINO gang doesn’t want the people to hear the truth, as Sarah tells it.

It’s all about the money and power, not freedom or the Constitution p, with them.

They’re worried thar Sarah might “go rogue” and bust their chops in front of their cronies, and, she probably would...which would suit me to a tee.

The establishment pubbies don’t like any form of controversy, it scares them.

It looks -at this time- like Romney will be the nominee, and I will vote for him for two reasons...he’ll be easier to fight on the issues than Obama because he wont have the blind loyalty of the MSM behind him, and he can’t play the race card.

Also, the next president will get to pick two judges for SCOTUS, and judges he would appoint, hopefully, would not be radicals like Obama would, and has; if Obama wins, we might end with Eric Holder as Supreme Court Justice.

Romney is a RINO, but given our choices, I’d rather have him than a criminal, radical, racist. Romney is not as arrogant, and at least cringes when confronted.


20 posted on 07/17/2012 8:51:44 AM PDT by FrankR (You are enslaved to the extent of charity that you receive!)
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To: Westbrook

Palin is supportive of Allen West or any true aggressive conservative for that matter!

If she is offensive to the “moderates” then they need to be purged out of the GOP as they have already corrupt it to some extent!

The conversative group is quite large, and they risk offending them by not inviting her thus losing those votes they need.

Mitt better wake up and scotch those rumors (if that’s all they are!). He has too much to lose by offending the very conservatives!


21 posted on 07/17/2012 8:55:55 AM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound (We have met the enemy and they is us!)
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To: nhwingut
"Moderate" Dustin is part of the problem if he doesn't understand why the snub is a big deal to us Conservatives, who have no motivation whatsoever to support or even work for Romney's election.

He must be drinking some of the same juice that Allah-putz has been drinking these past few years.

22 posted on 07/17/2012 8:56:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Have fun without 40% of your voters.


23 posted on 07/17/2012 8:56:13 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: nhwingut

Ignorant kid with a BA in business from a fourth-tier college.

And anyone is reading his opinion on how knowledgeable Palin is for what reason?

Hot Air can do better than this unless they’re just taking any and all Palin-bashers they can find.


24 posted on 07/17/2012 8:56:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: albie

I am soooooo tired of these moderates. I think I dislike them more than the liberals.


25 posted on 07/17/2012 8:57:58 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Westbrook
The candid words of one of these "moderates" we're supposed to compromise with. (speaking on the race to fill Thad McCotter's seat. McCotter was just one more example of conservatives compromising)

"I and a lot of Republicans I know won't vote for a tea party guy," said attorney David Zacks of Bloomfield Hills, strolling past the expensive boutique shops of downtown Birmingham with his son during a recent lunch hour.

Moderates are scum and need to be told to take a hike and be the degenerate democrats they really are. They have no intent of ever compromising with conservatives.
26 posted on 07/17/2012 8:58:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Ingtar
Have fun without 40% of your voters.

So be it.
27 posted on 07/17/2012 9:00:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: nhwingut

So called moderates need to be catered to for votes? Those are not republicans or conservatives, I call them Democrats.


28 posted on 07/17/2012 9:04:25 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Ingtar
they can get enough squishies from the middle to make up for the Religious Right

they can get enough squishies from the middle to make up for the PATRIOTS/Pro Constitution!!

29 posted on 07/17/2012 9:05:14 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: MaxMax

Virtually every “moderate” in office is a result of conservatives compromising while moderate voters laugh at us and refuse to compromise and vote for conservatives.

They should be driven from the party with bullwhips.


30 posted on 07/17/2012 9:09:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: nhwingut
“However, I think the negatives of such an appearance outweigh the net positives for those whose sole electoral goal is to get Obama out of office — including potentially scaring off moderate voters who are open to voting for Romney and giving the liberal media the opportunity to attach Romney to the largely unpopular Palin.”

THAT was written by a progressive coward.

LLS

31 posted on 07/17/2012 9:16:10 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: FrankR

Romney is NOT a Rino - he is for socialism/liberalism

Show us his accomplishments in MA and tell us where is the republican platform.

Same Sex marriage/end to traditional marriage - 1st state in country.
Gun grabbing
Hugh tax/fee increase
Socialistic healthcare - 1st state in country
Pro baby killing
Majority of liberal appointments
47th in country in employment

What is even AMERICA about that and initiated in the land where the pilgrims landed. Romney sure was on the fast track to bring his filth to MA and now to America!


32 posted on 07/17/2012 9:22:18 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: LibLieSlayer
potentially scaring off moderate voters who are open to voting for Romney

Hell, I'm encouraging it and even thinking about making some T-shirts to advertize the fact that moderates are scum and that if they had any stones they would try moderating the party that isn't already in a coma.

Either that, or the GOP is going to have to hike up their big girl panties and officially and openly declare that they don't want conservatives.

Hear that moderate lurkers? You're nothing but toilet bowl scrapins who haven't managed to make it to the democrat septic tank yet. Now lets quit screwin around and git er done.
33 posted on 07/17/2012 9:25:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Rapscallion
Can the party afford to lose loyalists?

Loyal to a party that deceives is being loyal to bondage.

Can the party afford to lose PATRIOTS - the backbone of America?

34 posted on 07/17/2012 9:29:11 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Well, you go ahead and vote for your butt-boy, Obama...I could care less.


35 posted on 07/17/2012 9:30:50 AM PDT by FrankR (You are enslaved to the extent of charity that you receive!)
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To: nhwingut
the largely unpopular Palin


36 posted on 07/17/2012 9:31:32 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: presently no screen name

The republicans and democrats are slaves of neighboring plantations shouting back and forth over a shared fence. They only stop long enough to chuck rocks at freedmen passing on the road.


37 posted on 07/17/2012 9:32:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: McGruff

I’m not even one of Palin’s biggest fans and she’s still the only reason I voted for McCain.


38 posted on 07/17/2012 9:34:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Moderate my a$$... they are progressive republicans.


39 posted on 07/17/2012 9:36:15 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: ace2u_in_MD
She decided to become a pundit

Wrong knucklehead, that's your unteachable head deciding what she is. Did Levin, Rush hold any political office?

40 posted on 07/17/2012 9:39:01 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: cripplecreek
I agree... I am ready to drive a political stake through the heart of the gop and the moderate dims that lie about being republicans. WAR in Tampa baby.

LLS

41 posted on 07/17/2012 9:42:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: nhwingut

Who the F is Dustbin Skiggins?


42 posted on 07/17/2012 9:43:25 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: sickoflibs

You have decided not to be a real Freeper for personal reasons, so it is time for you to move on.


43 posted on 07/17/2012 9:46:49 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: nhwingut

Governor Sarah Palin and the Conservatives scare Wee Willie Mitty and the liberals...

If she was to attend the convention, she would shine with patriotic fevor and integrity and dull Willie would fade even further into the unAmerican wallpaper of Socialism in comparasion...

HEY !!!

They cant have that ...

No the speaker lineup of RomneyBot pom pom girls has to be Jimmy Carter types...

(I borrowed that pom pom girls thingy :) )


44 posted on 07/17/2012 9:52:25 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: cripplecreek
You know, that would make a great painting!!

Patriots: freedom/The Constitution marching down the road waving the American flag and the 'rats and repubs throwing rocks over the fence at it.

Then hang it w/2012 on it next to The Constitution/1776.

45 posted on 07/17/2012 9:52:25 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: LibLieSlayer

I’m going to do everything I can to force a choice on the GOP and I encourage all conservatives to do the same.


46 posted on 07/17/2012 9:52:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: sickoflibs

Time to move on? Not much Patriotic fight in you.

But then, again, the GOP isn’t about that - just hand over America on a silver platter to the enemy and move on.


47 posted on 07/17/2012 9:56:35 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: nhwingut

We need to stop worrying about moderates and independents and enlarge our conservative voting base. There are plenty of conservative minded people that do not vote.


48 posted on 07/17/2012 9:59:49 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: FrankR

If I were of the ilk to vote for obama, I could easily vote for mitt. I haven’t reached that low and never will.

However at #45, you can do your magic and give us one of your fabulous creations!!


49 posted on 07/17/2012 10:00:01 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
Patriots: freedom/The Constitution marching down the road waving the American flag and the 'rats and repubs throwing rocks over the fence at it.

They can be shown chucking rocks at these guys.

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50 posted on 07/17/2012 10:01:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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