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EXCLUSIVE: Palin throws down gaunlet on primary challenge to Rubio, Ayotte
Brietbart ^ | Wednesday June 26, 2013 | Tony Lee

Posted on 06/25/2013 10:18:13 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has the most influence among conservative voters in Republican primaries, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) should be primaried for their support of the Senate's immigration bill.

“Conservatives are getting ready for the 2014 and 2016 primaries. We have long memories, and there will be consequences for those who break campaign promises and vote for this amnesty bill," Palin told Breitbart News. "Competition makes everyone work harder, be better, and be held accountable. This applies to politics, too. No one is ‘entitled’ to anything."

She continued, "Rigorous debate in competitive primaries allows candidates the opportunity to explain their flip-flops. So think of contested primaries as a win-win for politicians and their voters."

Palin responded to Breitbart News's request for comment about an interview she did earlier on Tuesday with John Gibson on Fox News radio in which she said Rubio and Ayotte "turned their back" on voters and should be primaried to be held accountable. Rubio and Ayotte will be up for reelection in 2016.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; ayotte; borders; gangof8; illegals; palin; primaries; rubio; sarahpalin
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Good Sarah! Throw them all out!!! No More pilling the level holding our noses
1 posted on 06/25/2013 10:18:13 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Oops! I mean no more pulling the lever holding our noses


2 posted on 06/25/2013 10:19:08 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah is fighting the good fight!! Go Sarah!!


3 posted on 06/25/2013 10:20:09 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

She might be the only thing that could keep the MSM from selecting our next presidential candidate (as they have in the last two presidential elections).


4 posted on 06/25/2013 10:24:23 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Sarah along with Ted Cruz and a few others are the only ones speaking up and not afraid to say it like it is!


5 posted on 06/25/2013 10:24:58 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

no mention of John McCain?


6 posted on 06/25/2013 10:26:43 PM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

To be fair I believe the radio interview asked about Rubio and Ayotte specifically and not McVain or Grahmasty or anyone else


7 posted on 06/25/2013 10:30:39 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Palin/Cruz 2016


8 posted on 06/25/2013 10:31:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: onyx

((((Ping))))


9 posted on 06/25/2013 10:32:23 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: RC one

I should think THAT is a given.


10 posted on 06/25/2013 10:44:27 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Bigtigermike

God Bless her heart. Go Sarah!


11 posted on 06/25/2013 10:45:13 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Bigtigermike
She continued, "Rigorous debate in competitive primaries allows candidates the opportunity to explain their flip-flops

Ok, and how many rigorous debates has Palin done ? Oh that's right, she could have done them in last year's presidential primary but chickened out or was unprepared or was just not interested.

12 posted on 06/25/2013 10:45:51 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Bigtigermike
Sarah.

Thanks all I have to say. She is an amazing woman and critical voice for these very evil times. No one can touch this woman who is against her because she also stands with God.

13 posted on 06/25/2013 10:46:44 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I know everyone will hate me for saying this, but something in the way Sarah talks annoys me to hear it, but seeing a written transcript, she has a lot of sense. She is right on here... Besides I am moving towards Ted Cruz for 2016...


14 posted on 06/25/2013 10:47:22 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: staytrue

You’re a one trick pony...


15 posted on 06/25/2013 10:47:23 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: GOP Poet

thanks =that’s. long night can barely type. lol.


16 posted on 06/25/2013 10:48:10 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Bigtigermike

[[“Conservatives are getting ready for the 2014 and 2016 primaries. We have long memories, and there will be consequences for those who break campaign promises and vote for this amnesty bill,”]]

Yeah? So that means mccain,rubio,boener, (Hell, practically EVERY republican except Ted Cruz and a few other good souls) will be removed from office? Seems to me that damn near every one of them has broken their promisses and sold their souls to the left- How abotu oging after the big wig rinos who have doen htem ost damage to our country?


17 posted on 06/25/2013 10:49:12 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: BigEdLB

It’s her high squeaky tones. she could easily change it with vocal coaches but she says, “Nah. This is me. Deal with it.” Gotta love Sarah.


18 posted on 06/25/2013 10:49:47 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: MestaMachine

recall has already started for McCain. I know she’s in kind of a tough spot with McCain and Graham.


19 posted on 06/25/2013 10:50:56 PM PDT by RC one
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To: GOP Poet

She has a good mind, but she is hard to listen to.


20 posted on 06/25/2013 10:51:14 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Come on my friends! There’s no mention of those up for reelection in 14’. They include Grahamnesty and Alexander-both from red states! Whose going to challenge them on our side? It’s one thing to be angry-another to have an alternative. Ain’t gonna happen.


21 posted on 06/25/2013 10:51:28 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: GOP Poet

And she is right about Ayotte and Rubio


22 posted on 06/25/2013 10:52:17 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: CottShop

Again she was asked about her radio interview where she was specifically asked about Rubio and Ayotte. Maybe she will go after the others. I do remember her exclusive interview in February way before this bill where she said that it was time to challenge establishment republicans in the primaries come 2014.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 10:54:08 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
The Republic needs her now.

Stay true Sarah!

24 posted on 06/25/2013 10:54:14 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That would be a good ticket. Palin could be trusted, Cruz hasn’t had enough time to prove himself yet, to us.


25 posted on 06/25/2013 10:57:17 PM PDT by MaxMax (I'f you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: Eagles6

still waiting for a reply


26 posted on 06/25/2013 10:57:53 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I bet just the fear of a challenge in the future for some of these red state RINOs, even if they think they can still hold on to the seat but spend alot of money doing so, might hold some at bay long enough while we get more true conservatives in office to counter them in the chambers


27 posted on 06/25/2013 11:00:36 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: staytrue

It’s funny, when I went to see your troll posting history, all I needed was to look at the first two posts, as I post this.

Your first post was this silly troll post on Governor Palin on this thread, and your second post on some other thread, was a childishly excited post defending Mitt Romney, where by the way, you were wrong, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney could not win his home state.

Quite a little world you live in.


28 posted on 06/25/2013 11:02:39 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarians, Gays = in all marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.)
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To: Bigtigermike

But did she have any ‘debates’...good grief I can’t remember?


29 posted on 06/25/2013 11:06:47 PM PDT by caww
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Palin is opportunist, political has-been, non-influential voice in the background... /s

LOL... I jest.

Go Sarah!!!


30 posted on 06/25/2013 11:07:14 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: staytrue

Don’t let pragmatism get in the way of inspiration. It’s the latter that motivates people into action.


31 posted on 06/25/2013 11:11:26 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: staytrue

Or maybe she felt her family was too vulnerable at the time.

One can’t run for president without a 100% burning commitment—and 100% family support.


32 posted on 06/25/2013 11:12:16 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: BigEdLB

It’s her pitch...comes across the same way as my sister’s voice.

The pitch warbles, for want of a better word, and why it grates on the ears at times.

Not sure more can be done for her then she already has done to correct that, short of surgery.

But heck..alot of people like it...calling it “earthy”.

I figure it’s rather like when Demi Moore hit the stage...comments were made of her voice as well...but it didn’t hurt her rise to fame either.


33 posted on 06/25/2013 11:12:28 PM PDT by caww
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To: ansel12

This troll could be Karl Rove


34 posted on 06/25/2013 11:14:42 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

It looks to me like Sarah Palin is laying the rhetorical ground work for a Presidential run

She is learning how to speak in sound bites, staking out positions on issues, keeping her name in the press and improving her overall image.

Will it work?

Who knows?


35 posted on 06/25/2013 11:17:35 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: caww

Governor Palin has done a fair amount of debating, some of them are on youtube.


36 posted on 06/25/2013 11:17:38 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarians, Gays = in all marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.)
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To: GOP Poet

<....”No one can touch this woman who is against her because she also stands with God”.....>

Well I guess then God decided she shouldn’t serve beyond her Governship?..At least in any Gov. office.

You see “they” did get to her and made it impossible for her to run as we hoped for. And she won’t run for Senator either....she is loving what she is doing now, and excellant at doing so.

Just as she said...she doesn’t want anything or anyone telling her how and what to do...and she’s right!


37 posted on 06/25/2013 11:18:39 PM PDT by caww
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To: GOP Poet

“It’s her high squeaky tones. she could easily change it with vocal coaches but she says, “Nah. This is me. Deal with it.” Gotta love Sarah.”

It is also the nasal Alaska accent.


38 posted on 06/25/2013 11:19:28 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: GOP Poet; BigEdLB

Here is some high
squeaky for you?

39 posted on 06/25/2013 11:23:43 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: ansel12

I can’t remember..except when she was with deMcBain ..and they too often held her back or scripted her words. She couldn’t BE herself.


40 posted on 06/25/2013 11:23:58 PM PDT by caww
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah Palin/ Trey Gowdy

The most awesome video Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy said abolish IRS at hearing. must see video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y5dmf5xZJu0

That is the best thing I’ve ever seen a politician say.

But the media and Obama let out a thousand other scandals (Snowden etc.) to hide the IRS scandal . what happened to the IRS hearings?

(IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)


41 posted on 06/25/2013 11:25:27 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Bigtigermike

bm


42 posted on 06/25/2013 11:26:46 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :)
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To: Fai Mao
Nah...she's getting ready to bring it on home for all those who are running.....and she loves doing it..she gets to say what the Politicians can't..tsk tsk...and they let her.

Sarah can be on the political stage without being held back...and she brings an audience with her.... who most politicians would love her to endorse them for that audience....and that's what she does and is par-excellant at doing.

43 posted on 06/25/2013 11:28:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: Bigtigermike
a ma. rat/RINO plant?... *speculation*

44 posted on 06/25/2013 11:32:28 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :)
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To: Bigtigermike; All
There are 6 billion 3rd world poor people in the world. So these morons solution to OUR problems is to pass a bill that will let them all into the USA. The Senators are evil villains.

We elected them to represent us and instead they throw open the border to let in countless 3rd world poor and criminal leftists to destroy America and our opportunities to make a living.

And common liberal/democrat voters praise this action when 100’s of million of immigrants will take their jobs , our jobs everything.

These senators who voted for this Anmnesty bill are traitors and villains. have you no shame you idiot liberals and senators. you are voting for them to take your job. Socialism doesn't work and that ‘s what you are creating a sociaslist state by allowing untold millions of leftists to invade the USA with this bill.

hey kelly ayote, Rubio : here's a clue : socialism does NOT work, you morons

45 posted on 06/25/2013 11:33:22 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Bigtigermike
This is not about Sarah's career or debate skills.

This is about her undisputed influence in GOP primaries. She is a force to be reckoned with, and you can bet Rubio et al are paying attention.

46 posted on 06/25/2013 11:39:13 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Bigtigermike

Just to clarify, my previous post was not directed at you.


47 posted on 06/25/2013 11:41:32 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Bigtigermike

Excellent statements by Sarah Palin! So true!


48 posted on 06/25/2013 11:55:33 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Ken H

“This is about her undisputed influence in GOP primaries. She is a force to be reckoned with, and you can bet Rubio et al are paying attention.”

Man you guys must be smoking something. She’s not a force to be reckoned with, she’s a cheap political commentator that makes her money running around giving ra-ra speeches to guys like you. Show me her political organization in those states and how she is going to recruit challengers that have enough money and name recognition to go up against these guys as well as buck the GOP good old boys/gals RINO network. She’s all talk but not much else in my opinion and always has been.


49 posted on 06/25/2013 11:56:27 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin/Cruz 2016 = Great ticket!


50 posted on 06/25/2013 11:57:26 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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