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Sarah Palin floats idea of leaving the Republican Party [VIDEO]
Daily Caller ^

Posted on 06/29/2013 11:44:52 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president responded to a Fox News Channel viewer’s Twitter question Saturday about the possibility of her and conservative talker Mark Levin abandoning the Republican Party and creating something called the “Freedom Party.”

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KEYWORDS: freedomparty; irs; palin; sarah; sarahpalin
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To: Elsie

“We like Sarah because she’s a FIGHTER!”

No kidding — you forget she resigned as governor, not exactly the trait of a “fighter”.

And she didn’t even try to run for president. Some “fighter”...


401 posted on 06/29/2013 8:28:57 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: lonevoice
Say it! Say it loud, and say it long! I love it…

THE FREE REPUBLIC PARTY!

THE FREE REPUBLIC PARTY!

THE FREE REPUBLIC PARTY!

402 posted on 06/29/2013 8:29:15 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Innovative

Knock it off.

(I’ll not bother with a history lesson)


403 posted on 06/29/2013 8:30:32 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: NonValueAdded

Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose.


404 posted on 06/29/2013 8:42:00 PM PDT by jean michael
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To: Innovative
I guess, as a “conservative” you were very happy with two terms of Bill Clinton, Obama and Hillary next and pleased that you contributed to it.

President Obama, Senators McCain and Graham, Representative Boehner, and all the other RINOs in Congress that are bending over and spreading for the Democrats and defending the massive surveillance of innocent Americans and the amnesty for foreign criminals, appreciate your blind support.

They are especially hoping that you will continue voting for them them as they drag their feet or outright ignore things like the IRS abuse of Conservatives or Benghazi.
405 posted on 06/29/2013 8:46:39 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: reaganaut

Not everybody comes to the same destination at the same speed. We need to find a way to accommodate that. We need to welcome people who cross that line with a slap on the back, a grin, and a handshake while we say “Glad to see you finally made it!” instead of derision and ridicule.

I use this example that I relate below because it relates to me personally, but I don’t think that I’m alone in responding this way.

It took me long time to come around to the realization of what John McCain was as a politician and a person. I had personal reasons for doing so, reasons like growing up in a military family, being completely engrossed in the POW issue is a military dependent living overseas, and finally, actually having John McCain is my commanding officer for a period of time.

I made some comments in defense of John McCain in a couple of threads, and nobody jumped on me too hard, which probably illustrates how inconsequential that defense must’ve been. There was a Freeper who sent me an email, and it was a very calm, and reasoned email. It said something to the effect of “I understand how you feel, and why you say the things you do, but you have to come around and look at the issue logically and understand that John McCain is not your friend. I have read some of your posts, and your ideology is very far removed from that of John McCain, and he does not have your best interests, or the best interests of the country at heart. You need to find a way to see the truth and accept it.”

Now, I don’t recall who that Freeper was, but I often wish that I could remember so I could thank him appropriately. He understood immediately upon reading one of my posts how difficult it would be to separate John McCain the liberal, Republican, maverick from the Naval pilot, POW, commanding officer John McCain. And he helped me.

I’m grateful for that. It was a “sacred cow” that I had to slay in my mind, and I had to do it myself. Nobody else could do it for me, it had to be me. I have a tendency to be very stubborn when I’m being attacked, and I sometimes think that if that guy had attacked me vigorously, I might still be stuck where I shouldn’t be.

We need to figure out how to do the same for people who need to slay the sacred cow of “The Grand Old Party”. We need those folks.


406 posted on 06/29/2013 8:47:44 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Jim Robinson
Probably too late to close the barn door...The horse has long since disappeared...

There I nothing to indicate that the "ballot" box can either reestablish Constitutional government or, since we are years beyond the event horizon, slow the headlong rush into the abyss of "a thousand years of darkness".

As a freedom-loving people we were warned...

As a freedom-loving people we did nothing...

407 posted on 06/29/2013 8:48:02 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s about time. Sarah doesn’t need those turncoats. They need her. They just don’t know how badly they need her. But they’ll find out.


408 posted on 06/29/2013 8:50:39 PM PDT by Hilda
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To: Sarah Barracuda
If the GOP serves up Bush-style socialism that doesn't work so the Democratic Party can finish us off, I don't see a lot of point in worrying about whether the GOP wins or loses.

I think the party for breaking from England was a minority party, at least to begin with. I'm not talking about seceding from the Union but THE GOP CONTINUES TO SECEDE FROM ME, so if there's a viable alternative with viable people like Sarah, who I greatly admire, I may be in.

I wish it could be like Washington and some of the founders believed - no factional parties, just those for America or not - kind of like the values the Tea Party hold dear. God bless them. But I think until we get to Heaven and Jesus comes to rule as the Price of Peace, I think factionalism is a reality we have to live with as it was a reality in Washington's time. However, Washington's words are worth reflection and contemplation. Here's a sampling...

from http://archive.mises.org/7789/washingtons-wisdom-on-factions/ (by Gary Galles)...

The danger of factions to American liberty was a major part of [Washington's] 1796 Farewell Address.

Washington offered ‘sentiments which are the result of much reflection, of no inconsiderable observation, and which appear to me all-important to the permanency of your felicity as a people.’ In particular, he insisted that we keep ‘indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest … ‘

‘One of the expedients of party to acquire influence…is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other[s]. You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies and heartburnings which spring from these misrepresentations; they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection.’

‘They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party … to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by the common counsels and modified by mutual interests.’

‘Liberty … is, indeed, little else than a name, where the government is too feeble to withstand the enterprises of faction … and to maintain all in the secure and tranquil enjoyments of the rights of person and property.’

‘Let me … warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party … in [governments] of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.’

‘The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension … is itself a frightful despotism … the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it. It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another …

‘[faction] is a spirit not to be encouraged … And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.’

Neil Young sang about searching for a heart of gold. I think George Washington had a heart of gold.

409 posted on 06/29/2013 8:54:46 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: rlmorel

A very thoughtful and heartfelt post. Thanks. We need that kind of spirit: strong but kind.


410 posted on 06/29/2013 9:01:33 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: jean michael
Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose.

Another way to put it (which helped me to find my personal freedom in Jesus Christ): "when ya ain't got nothin' you got nothin' to lose." (Bob Dylan, Like A Rolling Stone).

411 posted on 06/29/2013 9:06:05 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: af_vet_rr
I guess, as a “conservative” you were very happy with two terms of Bill Clinton, Obama and Hillary next and pleased that you contributed to it.

By the way, you as a "conservative" are probably really happy with the RNC chair:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3037283/posts
412 posted on 06/29/2013 9:08:46 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: PapaNew

Well, I liken it to the old proverb about honey attracting more bees than vinegar does, and I think it’s true.

On the other side of that coin, it is another staple of human nature that relishes the act of saying “I told you so…”.

The side that would say I told you so needs to spread little more honey on it, and the side that’s coming in out of the cold has to be a little more willing to be able to hear I told you so and roll with it.

I think conservatives can do it.


413 posted on 06/29/2013 9:15:46 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
What the fedgov should be doing, is protecting American jobs.

The only jobs fedgov is protecting and will ever protect is their own stinking lousy bureaucratic, wasteful, economy-sinking jobs. They will doing everything in their power to keep and grow their bureaucratic jobs and agencies. It's in their best interests. Self interest is just as alive and well in government as it is in business. The only difference is the free market works though voluntary cooperation to achieve those self interests, whereas with fedgovt it's coercion and force on you and I to achieve their self interests.

Fedgov a beast with a life of its own and it couldn't care less about you or me. (BTW - it was never meant to.)

414 posted on 06/29/2013 9:24:50 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Jim Robinson

I’ll be singing

“Sara”

by Jefferson Starship if she goes this route.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w77E8LeczsU
Go now don’t look back we’ve drawn the line
Move on it’s no good to go back in time

I’ll never find another girl like you, for happy endings it takes two
We’re fire and ice, the dream won’t come true

Sara, Sara, storms are brewin’ in your eyes
Sara, Sara, no time is a good time for goodbyes

Danger, in the game when the stakes are high
Branded, my heart was branded while my senses stood by

I’ll never find another girl like you, for happy endings it takes two
We’re fire and ice, the dream won’t come true

Sara, Sara, storms are brewin’ in your eyes
Sara, Sara, no time is a good time for goodbyes

(’cause Sara) Loved me, like no one ever loved me before
(and Sara) Hurt me, no one could ever hurt me more
(and Sara) Sara
(and Sara) Nobody loved me anymore

I’ll never find another girl like you
We’re fire and ice, the dream won’t come true

Sara, Sara, no time is a good time oh

Sara, Sara, storms are brewin’ in your eyes
Sara, Sara, no time is a good time for goodbyes

Sara, Sara, storms are brewing in your eyes
Sara, Sara, no time is a good time, no
Oh Sara, why did it, why did it, why did it all fall apart


415 posted on 06/29/2013 9:29:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Innovative
“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Sir Winston Churchill

Don't fail to learn that history is telling us that there are TWO WINGS ( Repub/Dem ) but still only ONE BIRD.

The TRUE CONSERVATIVE point of view is not being represented by either party currently.

A THIRD PARTY is an IDEA whose time has come.

416 posted on 06/29/2013 9:50:37 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: VideoDoctor

‘A THIRD PARTY is an IDEA whose time has come.’

That’s what Ross Perot and his supporters said and we all know how that turned out: Clinton, Clinton...

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Sir Winston Churchill


417 posted on 06/29/2013 9:54:24 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

With reference to your post #401.

Please share with readers, your suggestion.

Mine, is Sarah Palin possibly looking into a new party.

Thanks in advance,


418 posted on 06/29/2013 9:57:57 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Innovative
That’s what Ross Perot and his supporters said and we all know how that turned out: Clinton, Clinton...

That's a good point. But if they pass the open border legislation, there will be nothing left to save, and no alternative.

419 posted on 06/29/2013 9:59:23 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Innovative

Wasn’t the Republican Party a new party at one time, replacing the Whigs?


420 posted on 06/29/2013 10:01:15 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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