Skip to comments.GOP Group: Sarah Palin IS Qualified to Serve in White House
Posted on 07/29/2012 7:05:08 PM PDT by Impeach98
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 29, 2012
CONTACT: Ryan Gill at press@CampaignToDefeatObama.com or (650) 678-7732
Lloyd Marcus, the Chairman of leading conservative group Campaign to Defeat Obama PAC released the following statement today in response to an ABC news report that former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized Sarah Palins qualifications to serve in the White House:
To suggest that Sarah Palin does not possess the necessary qualifications to serve in the White House is ridiculous on its face. Ever since she was selected in 2008 by the Republican partys nominee for president, then ratified by the GOP membership at the Republican Party convention, she has proven time and time again to be an extremely capable, inspiring and visionary leader.
Palin has proven her mettle in the years since 2008. She has become one of the most prominent and vocal leaders of the tea party movement, and her campaign efforts have single-handedly influenced the outcome of countless senatorial, congressional and gubernatorial elections because the American people believe in her leadership skills and trust her judgment. They know that she knows a great leader when she sees one because she herself is a great leader.
Contrast that with the disastrous record Barack Obama has compiled since 2008. Obama has failed the people of this nation and brought harm to our economy, national defense and the American spirit.
Campaign to Defeat Obama Vice Chair Andrea Shea King concluded:
Sarah Palin will never be the safe choice of the GOP establishment blue bloods.
"In bucking the good old boys throughout her entire career and proving that she could rack up accomplishments and make big differences -- as both an executive in office and a citizen activist and Tea Party leader -- she has proven she is more valuable than the whole lot of them.
"Sarah Palins record and leadership abilities speak for themselves and anybody would do better to emulate them than to marginalize themselves by taking swipes at her.
The Left and their allies in the media will always try to personally malign conservatives for their own political purposes, but it is our responsibility to not only prevent ourselves from being sucked into these tricks and giving credence to these baseless attacks, but also to proactively fight back. This proud American conservative will not stand for these despicable sneering smears against Sarah Palin, and no conservative should.
See the report online here: http://shout.lt/bTUz
I thought his daughter said she was.
Not in my book. Besides her background in Alaska (which is not as stellar as is sold here), when she quit her job to become a national player, that was the first strike. When she backed RINOS like Carly Fiorina, Juan McCain, Orrin Hatch, Pam Bondi, and Karen Handel, that was the second strike. When she decided to grandstand for a living instead of studying historic, regulatory, and economic background information to qualify for that office (as Reagan did), that was it for me. It demonstrated that she had no intent to do the homework to be truly qualified to be CIC.
bookmarking for later
I share your disappointment that Sarah isn’t running. However, I’m sure she carefully prayed about her decision before making it.
I’m disgusted with the GOPE, and that goes for that Michael Savage who basically said the same thing as Cheney. He goes so far as to all her “Mush, Mush.” Maybe I will start calling him “lush, lush.” Seems to me he has a drinking problem.
I’m sick of these blue bloods and their attacks on Sarah. However, I have one consolation, and I will quote the Bible - “touch NOT mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.”
I’m not saying Sarah is a prophet - just that she is a child of God and He will fight her battles for her. And, those who oppose and speak evil of his children will also be brought to task. Vengeance is mine, and I will repay - saith the Lord.
I’m a realist and don’t expect group-think out of anyone, but Cheney should know better.
He may as well have said Sarah has no gravitas.
I can tell you that since 2008 she DID put in efforts to become more informed and engaged on many of the key issues of the day, and had a staff that worked to keep her informed and able to speak on some of the big issues of the day, and some of the complexities associated with them.
I too share your frustration with some of her endorsements (as you said John McCain and Orrin Hatch especially), but it's not fair to not also cite the dozens of other GREAT endorsements she made and the impact she had in helping anti-establishment candidates overcome their establishment opponents.
I understand we disagree on the larger point of whether she is well-suited for the White House (I believe she is and you believe she is not), however, she has a better track record of experience and a better perspective and understanding on the fundamentals of how/why this nation was founded and the thinking of our Founding Fathers than the current president - there's no comparison.
We’re less than 100 days out - it’s not going to happen.
I do believe Sarah should have a cabinet position, but I doubt that’s going to happen either.
“Sadly, its starting to affect his thinking.”
Anti-rejection meds do affect your thinking.
Please don't even suggest that Obama is anywhere near Sarah Palin's league.
Love it. You've correctly positioned those two people, although I doubt that Palin would find any need for a documented liberal on her cabinet.
Amen, sister. Sarah was the first to say that she'd never run as a VP candidate again. It's in her book.
A lot of Freepers just put you on their 'watch' list, with that comment. Not a threat - just a fact.
Little hint....if you want to blend in, you'll have to learn to speak like a real conservative.
Comparing her to a treasonous incompetent doesn't render her qualified, at least by my standards. Any such metric is subjective anyway.
I hold military CIC as a high fraction of presidential responsibilities. I'm with Patton there, especially as regards having read the classics in many fields by which to understand the context of the present. One simply cannot understand the guy across the table with whom one is negotiating or across the battlefield without knowing his country's history.
One simply cannot understand what is wrong with regulation of manufacturing without having learned how manufacturing works. Look at how Reagan traveled the country to learn exactly that. Look at how he studied Montesquieu, or Locke.
Reagan was nobody's "amiable dunce" because he had done his homework for years with his feet in many a manufacturing plant, and DID NOT rely upon his advisers to tell him what to think (think "tear down this wall," which his advisers tried to cut from the speech). Such is exactly my criticism of her in that I believe the RINOs think they can lead her down the primrose path with a clauqe of whispering "experts." She just hasn't done that background work with which to develop an appropriate ground of skepticism.
Simply quoting Hayek doesn't mean one has grasped Hayek, or any other pivotal philosopher. For example, I'm reading up on Titus Lucretius Carus. Why, is he obscure. Well, to the philosophers who were informing the founders of this country, absolutely not; he was pivotal. I simply see no sign of that kind of curiosity in Sarah Palin in any field.
The election would be a blow out. Palin won't be bought off and the insiders know it.
The country needs her, not a liberal like Romney ..
If she had been a man; the Gop-e would had tied themselves to that (like they are doing with Rubio) ..Jealously in the media that she has the brains to govern, has a great family, a moral compass that guides her (being pretty, sends them into orbit) We like her for being real.
I can think of one off the top of my head right away: energy policy.
I can think of a second which is her passion for the right to life and how it was reflected not in her religious and personal views but how readily she embraced motherhood to a child with Down's Syndrome and became an advocate for parents of children with special needs.
In both of these areas, her curiosity and passions were real and from within.
From your lips to God’s ear, but how do you figure Mitt will be dumped and replaced?
—George HW Bush
Probably! I wonder if he lives out that way?
“Palin will end up as the GOP nominee. You heard it here first. The GOP-e is preparing to dump Mitt. Watch for it.”
May I recommend a large (64oz.) glass of reality.
“Wake up and get real. Palin, as much as I love her, and wish she were our candidate, IS NOT GOING TO BE THE ONE GETTING THE NOD THIS YEAR!”
That’s the problem with newbies like you, you don’t really know us REAL conservatives think. :-)
But you are right when you say that Moderates are the purist bloc of them all, they won't vote for ANYONE, unless they agree with them, on all things.
Willing Blind Fools I say.
Re fight to life and energy, passion yes, curiosity and intelligence, no.
I (totally) agree.
Romney / Palin.
We’re so busy fighting the democrats that we’re losing the war badly. We see it all the time. Conservatives blaming democrats for things that have been going on for decades (even when the GOP was in control) and then screaming that we’ve got to elect republicans no matter how bad they are even if they’ll continue doing the liberal thing.
In this thread about energy independence it doesn’t take long for someone to come running to declare that Mitt St Jesus will save us from the EPA and it will be boomtimes in the energy industry. Obama doesn’t help matters much but he sure as hell didn’t start this decades old decline and Romney isn’t about to stop it.
Its Funny, Dems have to Campaign as Conservatives (I saw an ad for Claire McCaskil and she sounded like she wanted to be the second coming of Goldwater, but I know it is all lies)
And Repubs think they have to be liberals to win elections, when in truth that costs them more elections than I can count-2008,1996, the Congressional elections of 2006 etc etc.
Cheney really needs to ask himself: “Self. How many Republicans in ‘08 cast their votes for Sarah Palin OVER McCain, because McCain, in their minds, was a certain loser?”
I think he’s be shocked by the answer.
Oh Sarah...why oh why didnt you run??
Death threats against her, her children, her extended family. There are more than enough Bill Ayers types on the left to carry out such threats.
I don’t think that is large enough..
Might I suggest we give them the 5 gallon pail full?
Mitt could be tapped for the Palin cabinet.
Use Mitt as a negative kitchen cabinet advisor. Anything he is for she should probably be against.
If I were a DU'er, I would start a feature called "FReeper Funnies" and lead off with this post.
The GOP-e is preparing to dump Mitt.
Romney has been running hard for four years to become president. He has had both staff and surrogates attack his opponent viciously. He has used the tactics of back stabbing and paid mouthpieces. He might stand a chance of winning if he would use those tactics against Obama instead of Palin.
Put down the bong my friend.
I linked this article to the ping on Liz Cheney’s Twttier thread. I hope that suffices.
Palin has been Alinsky'ed out of relevance.
West wants Justice For Trayvon©.
Thanks for playing.
That’s the first scenario I’ve seen described that actually has a chance of occurring although a slim chance.
Unfortunately, it requires Ann Romney fall ill, so I can’t even pray it would occur.
“Her credentials certainly equal those of the junior Senator
A point well taken tet. Might I add that Palin’s level of experience exceeds that of Obama by orders of magnitude. In real positions of responsibility.
As I understand it there are no qualificational requirements for President except recieving the requisite number of votes in the Electorial College.
Should Romney not win on that first ballot, I'd recommend all in America to hit the streets for Palin.
You will find those requierements in Article I, Section I of the US constitution,
Make that Section II, Article I.
As you said Article II contains “eligibility requirements” of age, residency, NBC birth/citizenship.
You won’t find any list of qualifications (accomplishments) in Article II.....job experience, schooling, degrees, wealth, ect.
As I said, other than gaining the largest vote totals over your opponet(s), there are no other qualifications for the office of the President.
The qualification of an individual to hold that office is strictly in the eye of the individual voter.
Barack Obama, in spite of his not meeting Article II eligibility requirements, and possessing no other qualifications other than the largest vote total, has sat in the oval office for nearly 4 years now.
To question Sarah Palin’s “qualifications” to be president in light of BO total lack of outside accomplishment is ludicrus.
All Sarah needs is to be on the ballot and receive the necessary votes....just like Barack. Her outside accomplishments so far outshine Barack’s, and some other presidents for that matter, in every other area that a direct comparison is a one sided affair.
“Death threats against her, her children, her extended family. There are more than enough Bill Ayers types on the left to carry out such threats.”
Sadly, you’re correct. I still wish she had run though.
The Left truly fear her.
That was the point. :-)
All it requires is for Ann Romney to SAY she has fallen ill — and then miraculously rally back to health after the convention. We can pray for that.