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Palin: 'We can't just preach to the choir'
The Politico ^ | January 26, 2013 | Mackenzie Weinger

Posted on 01/26/2013 4:59:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

In Sarah Palin’s first interview since parting ways with Fox News, the former Alaska governor said she doesn’t want to “just preach to the choir" and that she is looking to take her message to a "larger audience."

Palin told Breitbart News there needs to be “more truth-telling in the media” and called for fellow conservatives to follow her lead and expand their audience.

“I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism,” she told the conservative news site in a short Q&A. “That means broadening our audience. I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation.”

“We can't just preach to the choir,” she said. “The message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.”

It was reported Friday that Palin had parted ways with Fox News after three years and would no longer be a paid contributor. Palin joined Fox News in 2009, after she resigned as Alaska governor.

As for her future plans, Palin told Breitbart News the “door is wide open.”

“I know the country needs more truth-telling in the media, and I’m willing to do that,” she said. “So, we shall see.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; conservatism; foxnews; msm; palin; republicans; sarahpalin; television
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To: Viennacon

I’m almost as big as Chris Christie, don’t have two spare nickels to rub together, don’t own a functioning car, look like a mean bouncer, live in a rented trailer, have edema so bad my size 13 shoes barely fit and have an ex who’d scare Dracula. But other than that, maybe I will. LOL


51 posted on 01/26/2013 7:17:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As for her future plans, Palin told Breitbart News the “door is wide open.” Please me, squeeze me--but don't tease me. Or, if you don't want our peaches, don't shake our tree.
52 posted on 01/26/2013 7:17:44 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, you’d be 100 times more real than Krispy Kreme! haha


53 posted on 01/26/2013 7:28:59 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

“The problem was that the base did not turn out. “

Agreed.

But if Romney had moved far enough right to capture the base, would that have run off a bunch of moderates who did vote for him?

I ask this because it’s a dynamic situation. Change one aspect and many variables are changed, not just the one of interest.


54 posted on 01/26/2013 8:00:06 PM PST by webstersII
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To: redgolum

Half that church went to Satan. They don’t sing in the choir any more.


55 posted on 01/26/2013 8:02:06 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Steelfish
How do you change 51% takers?

We, as well as our political leadership need to come to grip with the fact that we can't insult, criticize, or ridicule people into supporting our cause. Instead of dismissively labeling a majority of the population as takers, we need to understand that many in that position do not necessarily want to be there. We need to give hope for a better life rather than condemnation.

What set Ronald Regan apart from other politicians of both parties was his optimistic outlook and unique ability to convince people that he was not interested in just managing the decline but that things could be made better. He attracted countless numbers of blue color voters and reinvigorated the party but most of those people have now been driven away.

The warring factions of the Republican Party need to quit fighting over who will get to lose to the Democrats next and focus on coming together before the next election.

56 posted on 01/26/2013 8:12:16 PM PST by etcb
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The FNC audience demographics matches Rush’s listeners and the GOP base’s as well as Palins fans: white over 50.

Looking closely she doesn’t say much. Exactly how? is missed.

So she wasn’t ‘expanding her audience’ in her 2011 make believe POYUS run?


57 posted on 01/26/2013 8:12:42 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: webstersII

Romney’s platform was actually a reasonably conservative one, the problem was that he did not fight on those principles hard enough to gin up the base.

Every conservative knew about Mitt’s record. He was a liberal in Mass., and most considered him McCain 2.0. That was always going to be murder to overcome.
Obama was very effective at smearing Romney. You probably couldn’t do any better than the Chicago club did this time around. In my opinion, any independents who could possibly have voted for Obama did. All of the others were dead set against him, mainly because of the lack of economic results. They might have switched back and forth leading up to the election, but they were always going to vote for Romney in the end.
If this is correct, Romney and Ryan had much more leeway in what they could talk about both on the stump and in the debates. Ryan could have challenged Biden on his Catholic creds in light of his infanticide stance. Romney could have eviscerated Obama in the third debate over his actions in Libya, and his lies about Benghazi. These challenges simply were not made.

Conservative voters wanted fire and passion. They wanted their ticket to fiercely advocate for the cause, and these two just didn’t. They were good people (and I genuinely mean that), but Mitt Romney was weighed down by his record and relied on the cabal of establishment advisers who NEVER get anything right, and Paul Ryan was not ready for the national stage and proved it in his debate with the most juvenile moron on Capitol Hill.

There were several other factors in this election: fraud, Krispy Kreme’s antics, the media, the debate moderators, and the sleazy garbage that came from the Obama campaign.
This is just my analysis of why the turnout was so bad for us.
If we want to win next time, we cannot go with the establishment candidate. We have to scrutinize records, and vote for the real conservative. Forget the BS you might hear from Bill Kristol and the idiots who infest Fox. These people engineer our losses, and they’re progressives at heart.


58 posted on 01/26/2013 8:29:07 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Sacajaweau
Here’s the problem....demographics. The huge blocks of blacks and/or hispanics aren’t listening and are loyal Dems...aka...the sheep. She can’t change that.

There are millions of American voters who did not take part in the last election; many of those voters are conservative in nature and if they have a leader with principles actually communicate the Reagan Conservative message, will jump in with both feet back into the process.

Don't let the false GOP-E inspired message that the country is moving left influence you, it is an idea that is built on the shaky foundation of the failure of Mitt Romney's presidential bid.
59 posted on 01/26/2013 8:57:51 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Steelfish; Sacajaweau
This is true. How do you change 51% takers? 74% of unmarried women voted for Obama. If the percentage of the voting married population were the same as when Reagan got elected, Romney would be in the White House today. To make matters we have RINOs like McCain, Graham, Rubio, as part of a bipartisan caucus for post-Reagan (Simpson-Mazzoli), Amnesty II.

Good luck Ms. Palin, But Obama’s re-election has sent us all over the cliff.


First of all, you stop with the false mantra of the 51%. That was just the percentage of those who actually voted, many millions did not, many, more than likely, because the choices presented were worse and worser.

If You actually have a candidate that is not trying to alienate the base of the GOP like Romney did with his support of Abortion and the Gay Agenda and his inability and refusal to pursue limited government, precisely because, as his record as Governor of MA shows, he was/is a Progressive Liberal, then you actually would engage much more than the 51% for the GOP as a result of many of those who did not vote would now be energize.

But when you push/pretend a Massachusetts Liberal is a conservative you tamp down the needed excitement to get enough people involved.
60 posted on 01/26/2013 9:03:58 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Sarah’s message of conservatism will never be stale no matter when she chooses to voice it. Please don’t be sore at her because she isn’t following your time line. She has her reasons, whatever they are. I, too, understand the urgency and I wrote her a letter stating as much. Maybe if we all do this, she’ll realize how many are ready to support her. We need a leader of unwavering conviction.


61 posted on 01/26/2013 9:21:39 PM PST by mom of young patriots
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To: Steelfish

Oh, there are plenty of voters out there who just didn’t bother voting in the last election, as it has been in the past 6 or 8 national elections. The only way to get them to pay attention is get them informed, and interested in the issues, and I hope Sarah makes some opportunities to do just that. If we can get more conservatives to the voting booths, we CAN win.


62 posted on 01/26/2013 10:19:01 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Sacajaweau
Here’s the problem....demographics. The huge blocks of blacks and/or hispanics aren’t listening and are loyal Dems...aka...the sheep. She can’t change that.

Actually NO it is not. Demographics is but and excuse given by some for giving up and going along with those intent upon subverting the Constitution or a reason by some for subverting the Constitution -which are you?

America is a Republic -the problem is the government which increasingly oversteps its limits.

The problem is NOT that there is a new changing mob using government to impose its new will upon America. The problem is that government is mob ruled.

63 posted on 01/26/2013 11:00:28 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: RoosterRedux
Palin is wonderfull...but her sell-by date has expired.

Maybe so IF one is looking for a media approved cult of personality. However, I look for principles and ideas that drives solutions in one possessing the ability to both articulate and execute them -a leader that stands for what I stand for -a leader I can stand with. That is Sarah. I would vote for her in a heartbeat.

64 posted on 01/26/2013 11:06:50 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: Sacajaweau

At this point it doesn’t matter what she can change or not change. Millions of us out here are just waiting for someone with a megaphone to stand up and start telling the truth about the corruption of our culture. Someone who is, as she says, willing to step outside the comfort zone. Right now, every single Republican ‘leader’ (from Ryan to Rubio to Romney) is hiding under their desk scared to death of leaving the comfort zone.


65 posted on 01/27/2013 2:28:09 AM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: GeronL

A start would be to link to the Brietbart original article instead of crappy Politico!


66 posted on 01/27/2013 5:26:09 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Steelfish; plain talk; bmwcyle

-Unmarried women with bastard children. They view the State as their provider. They will not likely join the GOP.

-Hispanics. View the GOP as the party of anti immigrants, even though big business bused them in and made sure they were not deported. Honestly amnesty will hurt them more than they think, when their employers actually have to start paying taxes on them.

-Blacks: see unmarried women.

- Asians: Some chance here. But they still view the GOP as the “White man party”.
-Moslems: Not as solid Dem as you think. They are more in tune with the cultural views of Christians, and are still a small enough group to not have a huge national influence.

-NEA: The GOP needs to stop attacking education, and start attacking the problem. Trouble is that steps on the toes of a lot of the prior groups (single parent homes mess up education). But a teacher is a government job. My wife is a teacher, and I have to remind her constantly that the world she works in is NOT the real world. She doesn’t pay in to SS, has a pension, and better benefits than most.

So how do we fix that? Long term is to out breed those groups, (to be blunt). Trouble is if you look at history, no civilization has ever come back from this point.


67 posted on 01/27/2013 5:58:15 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: presently no screen name

Right on brother!


68 posted on 01/27/2013 6:13:14 AM PST by FES0844
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To: RoosterRedux

I believe there is a 50/50 chance Palin may run in 2016.

In that, there is likewise a 50/50 chance, whether she runs as a Republican, or initiates a third party run.

Back at ya.


69 posted on 01/27/2013 8:57:11 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: RoosterRedux

Yes. Sarah has a devoted following here on FR but nationally ..lightning in a bottle.


70 posted on 01/27/2013 9:06:03 AM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: re_nortex
If you are arguing that we can somehow persuade the famous 47% to "switch sides":...No offense, sir, but your lineup looks like its populated by high priests of the church of the choir.....welfare voters would rather eat dog poop than to listen to one of these guys, let alone VOTE for a Republican.

I'm afraid its going to take a little stronger "persuasion" to overcome the cultural shift to the left than any of the Conservatives recommend trying.

Hard work, self sufficiency, integrity, honor, self control, dignity and self worth are not on the welfare voter's screen...getting more free stuff and voting for the people who promise them the most free stuff, are.

The only way to get them to "listen" would be to imbed subliminal messages into the "songs" they listen to and thru the TV programs that they are watching until the welfare office opens, or the clubs open at night.

71 posted on 01/27/2013 9:51:30 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: redgolum
So how do we fix that? Long term is to out breed those groups, (to be blunt).

we can't outbreed them. They are multiplying like rabbits. Young people of all stripes are being indoctrinated with propaganda via MSM and LEA and buy into liberalism. Conservatives for the most part are older and will die out.

The end-game is we lose big time. There is no way to win. However I propose we do what we can to delay and prolong the inevitable and slow them down. Never give up but I can't honestly think of a way to win this. I just see guerrilla warfare

72 posted on 01/27/2013 9:58:29 AM PST by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Bunk.

The problem is our side have bought into the “export jobs” propaganda.

That is the big problem.

Bring jobs back to America. Bigtime.

And we will win elections.


73 posted on 01/27/2013 10:03:59 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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