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  • The nine lives of Sarah Palin

    07/28/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 28, 2014 | Sebastian Payne
    Sick of the “media filter”? Have $99.95 to spare? Sarah Palin has the answer with The Sarah Palin Channel, a new Web site full of news, videos, chats and exclusive insights into the life of the mamma grizzly. This new venture is the latest attempt to capitalize on Brand Palin, which has been through several iterations over the years. In fact, Palin has a remarkable ability to reinvent herself, both in politics and the media, when a venture comes to a halt. Here are nine times that Palin has managed to turn her hand at a new venture. 1. Mayor...
  • Rep. Steve King Predicts Impeachment if Obama Grants Executive Amnesty

    07/26/2014 5:25:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 26, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) believes the House of Representatives will immediately begin impeachment proceedings if President Barack Obama unilaterally grants work permits and amnesty to millions more illegal immigrants by the "end of summer." Appearing on Breitbart News Saturday with co-hosts Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon and Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow from the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, King said that if Obama "completely destroys the rule of law with the stroke of a pen" and "Congress fails to act," there will be "enough Republicans who didn't have a desire to do this" that will be "immediately activated" to consider...
  • Turning back the destruction of America wrought by liberals

    06/01/2014 3:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | May 31, 2014 | Willes Lee
    This speech was presented by Willes K. Lee, Vice President Western Region, National Federation of Republican Assemblies at the Alaska Republican Assembly State Convention and Straw Poll on May 24, 2014, in Menard Sports Center, Wasilla, Alaska.Aloha. Good morning. Thank you for that generous introduction. Thank you [organizers, hosts, officials], President Angle, conservatives. Thank you, Adele. We are blessed with your music. I am having so much fun being with Alaska conservatives. Are we among friends? Are there any liberals here? It is Memorial Day weekend. We’ve already met our veterans who are present. I suggest that sometime this weekend,...
  • Sarah Palin Will Never Run for Office; Here’s Why

    04/28/2014 6:53:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    WebProNews ^ | April 28, 2014 | Mike Tuttle
    Hillary Clinton is running for President. Oh, sure, she hasnÂ’t announced it yet. But all the signs are there: speeches to certain groups, third-party money-raising apparatus, little hints dropped by Bill Clinton on Twitter. Hillary can play coy, but no one in the Democrat Party believes for a second that she did not walk out of the offices of Secretary of State and right into a campaign meeting. But what about the other big female name in American politics? No, not Elizabeth Warren. She is going to run with Hillary for the VP job. WeÂ’re talking about Sarah Palin. Ever...
  • CD3 GOP Primary: Lonegan Campaign would welcome Palin support (NEW JERSEY?!?)

    04/30/2014 3:24:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    PolitickerNJ ^ | April 30, 2014 | Max Pizarro
    On the same week that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin doubled down on waterboarding remarks she made, the campaign of CD3 GOP Primary candidate Steve Lonegan said it would welcome Palin in to campaign with the movement conservative candidate. “Darn right I’d do whatever it takes to foil [terrorists’] murderous jihadist plots – including waterboarding,” Palin, a Republican, wrote in a Facebook post Monday night, following up on controversial comments made last weekend at the annual National Rifle Association meeting in Indianapolis. “Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists,” Palin told...
  • Palin: Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst unlike any other

    04/27/2014 4:59:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst would bring Iowa's values to Washington, D.C., and is unlike any lawmaker the city has seen. Palin was one of many women in politics to attend the "Heels On, Gloves Off!" rally Sunday to support Ernst, a Republican state senator. Others who attended the rally included Nebraska U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, former Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr and Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. The event was put on by ShePAC...
  • Meet Sarah Palin's most devoted supporters -- Sarah Palin's Earthquake Movement

    04/26/2014 5:33:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Mobile Press-Register ^ | April 25, 2014 | Brendan Kirby
    ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – Rock and Roll has the ‘Deadheads.’ Politics has ‘Sarah Palin’s Earthquake Movement.” The organization, formed in 2010, filled three tables at The Wharf’s Events Center in Orange Beach for Palin’s speech at the Baldwin County Republican Party’s annual fundraising dinner. The men and women came from states far and wide. Members said the speech was the first Palin event they attended as a group but that members have gone to other appearances individually. “It was mostly to show we support her,” said Sandra Bailey, a New Mexico woman who founded the group. Organizations said the group...
  • PALIN VISIT: Conservative Women Rallying Around Ernst

    04/17/2014 3:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | April 16, 2014 | Sam Hoyle
    Sarah Palin already announced her support for US Senate candidate Joni Ernst. Now Palin is joining her on the campaign trail. The former vice presidential candidate will stump for Ernst at a rally in West Des Moines as part of a ShePAC event that aims to support, honor and elect conservative women. The “Heels On, Gloves Off” event is set for April 27th. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska and former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr will also attend the event.
  • Cantor rival Mike Dickinson compares Tea Party to al Qaeda, Palin to bin Laden

    04/02/2014 4:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 2, 2014 | Joe Newby
    On Tuesday, Mike Dickinson, the Virginia Democrat seeking the House seat currently held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., compared the Tea Party to the terror group al-Qaeda on Twitter and claimed that Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., are the U.S. equivalent of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 terror attacks. Ultimately, Dickinson called the Tea Party and Sarah Palin "pure unamerican (sic) trash." "The tea party is Americas version of Al-Qaeda. Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin/Rand Paul all on same level as Bin laden (sic)," he claimed. "Tea party and Al-Qaeda: both resort to...
  • Hypothetical Scenario:If Harry Reid Or Pelosi Were Asked About Flight 370,How Would They Respond?

    03/12/2014 3:37:56 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 16 replies
    Considering the lies,arrogance and hidden anger of Harry Reid we have been seeing lately,can you just imagine if a reporter were to ask him what his theory/explanation/opinion is of flight 370?,It would be beyond obvious what he would likely say.Just like when Liberals were blaming the GOP and Sarah Palin for all of the mass shootings since 2009.Rush made a comical comment that the Kock Brothers hijacked the plane.Although it is a little odd that the far left hasn't said anything yet regarding the tragedy being they are always the first ones to blame all tragic events on the GOP&Conservatives.
  • Sarah Palin On a 2016 Run: "I'll Never Say Never"

    03/08/2014 2:33:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 8, 2014
    GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: Do you have a favorite candidate for 2016? SARAH PALIN: No, not yet. VAN SUSTEREN: Nothing? Who is sort of your -- who is at the top of your list? Are you considering running? PALIN: Who is at the top of my list. VAN SUSTEREN: Let me back up to my other question. PALIN: No, question at a time. I appreciate those who have fought for America, like Ted Cruz, like Rand Paul. You know though, it doesn't have to be someone who has a title today, someone in office today. In fact, some would say we...
  • Barbara Bush: Oval Office not limited to political dynasties

    01/16/2014 4:55:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 16, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former first lady Barbara Bush reiterates in a new interview that presidents don’t have to be members of political dynasties. "If we can't find more than two or three families to run for office, that's silly, because there are great governors and great eligible people to run," Bush says in an interview that will air Monday on C-SPAN. "And I think that the Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes — there are just more families than that. And I'm not arrogant enough to think that we alone are raising" presidential candidates. Her son Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, is considered a potential...
  • Christie’s tea-party problem (Mind-numbingly wrong)

    12/15/2013 2:50:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2013 | Richard Cohen
    The day after Chris Christie, the cuddly moderate conservative, won a landslide reelection as the Republican governor of Democratic New Jersey, I took the Internet Express out to Iowa, surveying its various newspapers, blogs and such to see how he might do in the GOP caucuses, won last time by Rick Santorum, neither cuddly nor moderate. Superstorm Sandy put Christie on the map. The winter snows of Iowa could bury him. From a Web site called the Iowa Republican, I learned that part of the problem with John McCain and Mitt Romney, seriatim losers to Barack Obama, “is they were...
  • Sarah Palin 5 Reasons She Should Do Another TV Show

    12/11/2013 2:08:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Express ^ | December 10, 2013 | Earnestine Jones
    Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate has had one prior TV show. Now it has been announced that Palin will be hosting a Sportsman Channel original series in 2014. There are many who do not think that this is a good idea, but here are 5 reasons that Sarah Palin should do another TV show. 1. Working on a television show would keep Palin busy and away from politics. This may sound good for those who believe that Palin should not be involved in politics in any manner what so ever. While a vice presidential candidate, Palin received a...
  • IOWA STOP: Palin & Santorum To Visit Metro

    11/08/2013 10:06:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | November 8, 2013 | Staff
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be back in Iowa Saturday. The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition says Palin will be a featured speaker at its annual family banquet being held on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Palin will join a speaking lineup that includes Senator Mike Lee of Utah. Palin’s last formal appearance in the state was at a 2011 rally in Indianola. Another high profile Republican will be in the state on Monday. Former presidential candidate and Iowa Caucus Winner Rick Santorum will be heading to Jordan Creek Mall to watch a movie. The former...
  • Sarah Palin Senate Run Still Possible For 2014 [Video]

    09/22/2013 6:53:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Inqusitr ^ | September 22, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sarah Palin for Senate might be back on the table. The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee could be inching closer to running for US Senate against incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. Palin appeared on the Fox News Channel today and expressed strong support for Sen. Ted Cruz (R – Tex.) who is leading an effort to remove funding for Obamacare through the legislative process. In July, Palin noted that Cruz, Sen. Mike Lee (R – Utah) and others on Capitol Hill (perhaps including Sen. Rand Paul) need reinforcements to limit the growth of government and cut federal...
  • Obama and his 73 private armies of Gestapo Government

    09/15/2013 7:34:35 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 21 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 09/15/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    The recent dispatch of EPA storm troopers into tiny little Chicken, Alaska, is just one further bit of proof of what happens when this or any administration places itself above the law and it should concern every single American. This past week, the EPA sent a heavily armed force to the gold mine in Chicken, Alaska, population 17, to conduct a raid. All told there are 73 armed groups within the federal government, including the Library of Congress. Gov Sean Parnell has ordered an investigation into the incident and both senators, Lisa Murkowski, (R) and Mark Begich, (D) have added...
  • CURL: The Grand Old Party is about to go ‘Boom!’

    08/25/2013 6:01:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 25, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party will explode. When the smoke clears, there’ll be four (4!) new parties. First, there will still be the Republican Party, sort of, but it will change its name to the GOPPPP (Grand Old Party of Perennial Pathetic Putzes). The new name, though, won’t change the fact that the party has failed to win a majority of America’s voters in five of the past six elections or that it keep running candidates even its own members don’t like! It’s top contenders? Sen. Marco Rubio; Rep. Paul Ryan; Gov. Rick Perry;...
  • Can Sarah Palin Be Key in Bridging Chasm Within GOP?

    08/21/2013 2:01:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 20, 2013 | Fuzzy Slippers
    Steve Flesher has an interesting post over at American Thinker about “rehabilitating” Sarah Palin, or more specifically, how she can help rehabilitate the GOP. Goodness knows, the GOP needs all the help it can get. Between the very public “war” between Chris Christie and Rand Paul, the fall from grace of Marco Rubio, John McCain’s unveiled attacks on the only actual conservatives in Congress, and the lackluster, waffling of GOP leadership, the Grand Old Party is looking more old than grand. Is Sarah Palin the answer? Or at least part of it? Flesher, linked above, sure seems to think so:...
  • ABC Tries to Con America Into Believing that Sarah Palin Will Run for President

    08/18/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | August 18, 2013 | Jason Easley
    The mainstream media refuses to give it up. ABC News is trying to fool people into believing that Sarah Palin will be a presidential candidate. Check out this graphic and see it for yourself. Before RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was interviewed on This Week, ABC aired a pre-recorded video package with the announcer saying at the end, “There’s no shortage of prospective Republican candidates, and that makes it even more challenging for the party to resolve its ideological divide.” So let’s take a look at who ABC News thinks is a potential Republican presidential candidate: Ted Cruz? Check. Donald Trump?...
  • MSM Just Can’t Quit Sarah Palin

    08/03/2013 5:17:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | August 2, 2013 | Stephen Kruiser
    Rent free in their empty heads. There would be no home field advantage in Alaska for Sarah Palin if the former governor made a run for the White House in 2016, according to a new poll released Friday. Hillary Clinton, the front runner for the Democrats in 2016, would beat Palin 49-40 in a hypothetical match-up, according to a survey from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. Palin is the only potential GOP candidate Clinton topped in poll. Despite it being her home state, only 18 percent of Alaskans think Palin should make a bid for the White House in 2016,...
  • Poll: 2 percent in Alaska support Zimmerman for president (Supposedly, HRC beats SP!)

    08/02/2013 8:22:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    United Press International ^ | August 2, 2013 | Kristen Butler
    In a recent poll of Alaska voters, George Zimmerman -- who was recently acquitted in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin -- got a surprising 2 percent support as a hypothetical Republican presidential candidate. The newest Alaska survey from Public Policy Polling shows Hillary Clinton's only chance of winning the state in 2016 would be in a matchup against Republican Sarah Palin, where Clinton would lead 49/40 percent. Clinton trails all other Republican candidates in the survey. Out in front, Chris Christie leads her by 8 points at 46/38, Jeb Bush leads at 49/42, Rand Paul is up...
  • PPP poll: Palin leads Alaska Republican Senate primary by 10 points

    07/30/2013 1:01:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 30, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller. Palin leads mostly based on her strength with ‘very conservative’ voters where she gets 43% to 20% for Treadwell, but she also leads...
  • Inside the Beltway: ‘Senator’ Palin emerges

    07/11/2013 8:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2013 | Jennifer Harper
    And so it begins: Sarah Palin suggested she would run for the U.S. Senate seat in Alaska, and 72 hours later has fired the first volley against her potential opponent, one Sen. Mark Begich — a Democrat, former Anchorage mayor and spirited Palin-basher. He’s already questioned whether the former governor was even a resident of Alaska, then dismissed her as a viable candidate. Naturally, Mrs. Palin was charmed by the challenge, immediately deeming Mr. Begich the “Alaska chameleon” for his political track record. “You have voted for Obamacare, for massive tax increases, for carbon taxes which could cost Alaskans 21,000...
  • Breaking: Gov. Palin to Hannity I Won’t Stop Until Americans Have the Good Government They Deserve!

    07/09/2013 7:21:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 9, 2013 | Gary P. Jackson
    A great interview with Governor Sarah Palin on a Tuesday afternoon. Sounding very much like George Washington, the rather reluctant leader, Governor Palin ends the interview with a bold statement about leading the party. Ronald Reagan was a democrat for most of his adult life. He famously said that he didn’t leave the democrat party, the democrat party left him. Governor Palin is saying what the rest of us are thinking. We’d MUCH rather revitalize the Republican Party than go in another direction, but …. and what else can be said but …. we haven’t left the GOP, the GOP...
  • Governor Palin Weighs In on Obama’s Upcoming Georgetown Speech

    06/24/2013 11:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Conservatives4Palin Blog ^ | June 25, 2013 | Stacy Drake
    Governor Palin posted the following on Twitter this evening: Sarah Palin ✔ @SarahPalinUSA Up next more out-of-touch POTUS policy to weaken USA. Speech tomorrow requires seeking truth in upcoming anti-Made in America energy mandate 11:21 PM - 24 Jun 2013 92 Retweets 35 favorites This was in response to the president’s upcoming speech at Georgetown University tomorrow, where he will announce more ways to destroy our economy. From the Associated Press: President Barack Obama’s national plan to combat climate change will include the first-ever regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, as well as increased production of...
  • Megyn Kelly Guests Take On Left’s Favorite Target: ‘Demonizing Cruz Only Makes Him Stronger’

    06/14/2013 5:52:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 14, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Freshman Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has become an increasingly controversial figure in American politics as evidenced by comments MSNBC’s Chris Matthews made this week comparing Cruz to Nazi sympathizer Father Coughlin. Fox’s Bill O’Reilly laid into Matthews last night for equating his “black Irish” looks with Cruz’s and today Megyn Kelly picked up the thread by asking what it is about the senator that makes liberals so angry. Conservative radio host Mike Gallagher said people are only attacking Cruz because he’s “effective.” He said people are “impressed” with the “tea party darling” who “rose out of nowhere” and used this...
  • Bauer high on Palin for Senate

    05/16/2013 5:45:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | May 16, 2013 | Chad Groening
    Conservative activist and political pundit Gary Bauer believes former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would make a "fantastic" United States senator. A recent Republican survey showed the high-profile former GOP vice-presidential nominee with a two-percent edge (32% to 30%) over Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell for the right to challenge incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Begich next year. Joe Miller, the tea party-backed nominee in 2010, finished a distant third with 14 percent. The poll was commissioned by the Tea Party Leadership Fund, which is hoping to convince Palin to enter the race. Thus far she has not expressed any public interest...
  • About That Bogus “Draft Sarah Palin for the Senate” Group

    05/13/2013 5:58:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | May 13, 2013 | Gary P. Jackson
    If you are a Conservative, you may have gotten a few e-mails from a Washington, D.C. based group called the Tea Party Leadership Fund. These letters will be signed by a man named Todd Cefaratti. The letter states they are looking to “Draft Sarah Palin” into making a run at Alaska’s Senate seat in 2014, a seat now held by democrat Mark Begich. This of course has caused quite a stir, and unfortunately many have sent their hard earned money to this crew. Recently, the group commissioned a poll of Alaskans, looking to legitimize their efforts. Harper Polling found these...
  • Poll: Alaskans Want Sarah Palin to Run for U.S. Senate

    05/11/2013 11:42:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 11, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    A new Harper Polling poll shows a plurality of likely Alaskan Republican voters support their former Governor, Sarah Palin, as a U.S. Senate candidate in the 2014 GOP primary over Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and 2010 Senate candidate Joe Miller. The survey of 379 likely Republican voters found that 32 percent support Palin, whereas 30 percent support Treadwell and 14 percent support Miller. The Harper Polling poll, conducted via telephone on May 6 and May 7 on behalf of the Tea Party Leadership Fund, found that 45 percent of likely GOP voters think Palin would “fight hardest for conservative values,”...
  • Tea Party Seeks Funds for Sarah Palin Senate Bid

    05/01/2013 5:45:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Sarah Palin's supporters are urged to contribute money toward recruiting her to run for the U.S. Senate, the Tea Party Leadership Fund said. "We know that, with Sarah in the Senate, conservatives across America can rest a little easier at night knowing she's at the watch," an email from Todd Cefratti of the Leadership Fund, sent this week to supporters, read in part. She would run against incumbent Mark Begich, D-Alaska, the Los Angeles Times noted....
  • Tea Party Group Drafting Sarah Palin to Run for Alaska Senate

    04/30/2013 2:32:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | April 30, 2013 | Elizabeth Flock
    "Do the words 'Senator Sarah Palin' excite you?" That's the opening line of a recent email by The Tea Party Leadership Fund, which is trying to draft the former Alaska governor and past Fox News commentator to run for the Senate in 2014. The fund argues Palin has a clear path to victory in part due to recent polling showing incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat, with less than 50 percent of the vote. But, it being a draft, the group hasn't talked with Palin about whether or not she's interested. And Palin – whose PAC didn't respond to request...
  • Why I Would Never Vote for Sarah Palin - Extreme Right-Winger (A Blast from the Past!)

    04/09/2013 3:04:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Yahoo! Voices ^ | September 9, 2008 | Cassandra James
    Sarah Palin is an Extreme Christian Right-winger, Who is Pro-life, Pro-gun, Pro-drilling in Alaska and Who Doesn't Believe in Global Warming.As a woman and an American citizen, it would be a cold day in hell before I would vote for Sarah Palin and here's why. 1. Is John McCain smoking something? Why would McCain think that any woman who fully supports Hillary Clinton and what she stands for (pro-choice, pro-environment, anti- drilling in Alaska, anti-gun) would vote for Sarah Palin? Palin is an extreme right-wing, pro-lifer who doesn't believe that global warming exists and thinks we should be drilling all...
  • Which Republican Senator Will Support Gay Marriage Next? 5 to Watch.

    04/05/2013 6:48:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The National Journal ^ | April 5, 2013 | Elahe Izadi
    While Senate Democrats are rapidly accepting gay marriage—only seven holdouts remain—that's not the case for their Republican counterparts. Just two GOP senators have come out in support of same-sex marriage this year: Rob Portman of Ohio, who announced his support last month, and Mark Kirk of Illinois, who joined Portman on Tuesday. But the lonely Portman-Kirk caucus could get some additions soon. Yes, foreseeing a change of positions on gay marriage can be difficult (see: Portman, a longtime opponent of gay marriage who changed positions after his son came out), and many Democratic lawmakers who have made the switch said...
  • Zaleski: How about a Palin and Paul ticket? (He thinks he's being funny)

    03/24/2013 11:04:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Fargo-Moorhead Forum ^ | March 23, 2013 | Jack Zaleski
    The best thing that could happen to Democrats in the run-up to the 2016 election campaign is a Republican slate of Sarah Palin for president and Rand Paul for her running mate. It’s a dream ticket for Democrats, a nightmare for Republicans. As the Republican Party attempts to put Humpty Dumpty back together again after the presidential fiascos of 2008 and 2012, the challenge that rises above all others is defining, or redefining, the party. It’s not going well. Party disarray was in full flower recently at the annual meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference, where Palin and Paul...
  • Palin 2016 and the Silly “Reality Show” Narrative

    03/22/2013 11:22:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | March 22, 2013 | Steve Flesher
    Dustin Hawkins has a pretty decent article over at About.com under “U.S. Conservative Politics” titled “Should Sarah Palin Run in 2016?” He begins by having a little fun with the left: Democrats claim they would love for Sarah Palin to be the Republican nominee in 2016. They constantly write articles of her “irrelevancy,” and mock her and write story, after story, after story about her. Because that’s what you do with irrelevant people. Many Republicans are even wary of what her nomination would bring, noting that the media and entertainment industry assault on her has currently destroyed her public image....
  • O’Reilly & Hume Pick Sides In Battle Between ‘Tea Party’ Palin And ‘Moderate’ Rove On Fox News

    03/19/2013 5:10:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 18, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Bill O’Reilly took on the brewing war between Sarah Palin and Karl Rove after Palin called out Rove during her CPAC speech Saturday and he hit back at her on Fox News Sunday. Brit Hume joined O’Reilly to try to figure out what this latest bout of infighting means for the Republican Party. O’Reilly asked Hume, appearing from Miami, Florida in a salmon-colored sweater, if he was wearing material from Hillary Clinton‘s pantsuit before launching into the substance of the segment. Hume insisted that the skirmish between Palin and Rove has little to do with their actual political “ideas,” noting...
  • O’Donnell Eulogizes ‘Lobbyist’ Scott Brown’s Political Career With Elaborate Sarah Palin Analogy

    03/12/2013 12:19:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 11, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    “This is Scott Brown’s full Palin.” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell used his “Rewrite” segment Monday night to pay tribute to Scott Brown‘s political career, which he deemed dead today after the former Massachusetts senator and one-time GOP presidential prospect announced that he would be taking a job with Boston law firm Nixon Peabody. O’Donnell reviewed Brown’s short span in the political spotlight, from his unexpected ascent to Ted Kennedy‘s old Senate seat to his recent loss to Sen. Elizabeth Warren after a hard-fought and very expensive campaign. Since the election, Brown has taken a job as a Fox News contributor and...
  • Why Fox News dropped Sarah Palin [Palin dropped Fox]

    01/26/2013 4:34:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 238 replies
    The Christain Science Monitor ^ | January 26, 2013 | Brad Knickerbocker
    When the history of US politics in the early 21st century is written, two figures will stand out: Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. The election of Mr. Obama to the highest elective office – the first African-American to win the presidency – did not necessarily signal a new era of post-racial politics. But coming just a generation after federal troops in the South (and a federal judge in Boston) were necessary to desegregate public schools, it was a huge milestone. Sarah Palin was not the first woman to win a major political party’s vice presidential nomination; that was US Rep....
  • Cohen: Republicans adrift (Grab a pail)

    01/02/2013 2:10:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily News ^ | January 2, 2012 | Richard Cohen
    On Nov. 11, a mere five days after the presidential election, the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam pushed off from Fort Lauderdale for a Caribbean jaunt. Aboard were nearly 600 emotionally tattered Republicans, most of whom had been expecting a Republican victory of Rovian proportions — surely they had all read Karl’s prediction in The Wall Street Journal — and now were about to cruise 750 miles to nowhere, just like the party they so adored. The Nieuw Amsterdam was 86,000 tons of painful metaphor. The cruise was sponsored by National Review, the magazine founded by William F. Buckley and for...
  • Five women who could run for president in 2016

    11/22/2012 8:37:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Constitution Daily ^ | November 16, 2012 | Staff
    America has never had a female major party candidate nominated to be president, but the odds are growing that it will happen in 2016. The current favorite for the 2016 Democratic nomination is a woman, and there are at least four other potential candidates in both parties. It isn’t that female candidates haven’t tried. Hillary Clinton came the closest when she lost the Democratic nomination in 2008 to Barack Obama. Here’s a look at the top prospects for 2016, starting with the Democratic frontrunner. Hillary Clinton The current Secretary of State is a huge favorite for the 2016 nomination for...
  • Palin Backs Romney — With a $5,000 Check

    11/03/2012 10:25:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire ^ | November 2, 2012 | Brody Mullins
    If money talks, then Sarah Palin has finally endorsed Mitt Romney. Newly released campaign-finance reports show that Ms. Palin’s political fund donated $5,000 to Mr. Romney’s presidential campaign Wednesday. Ms. Palin is normally known for her splashy endorsements, but the donation from SarahPAC was made without fanfare: It was buried amid hundreds of pages of donations disclosed on Form 6 of Mr. Romney’s “Filing FEC-831889” made public Friday. Ms. Palin, a former Alaska governor who was the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2008, declined to make an endorsement during the presidential primary, choosing instead to continue speculation that she might...
  • If The Sitting President Says Michelle Is Qualified For POTUS, Then @SarahPalinUSA Surely Rates

    09/24/2012 4:38:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | September 22, 2012 | Smitty
    The Blaze: President Barack Obama offered a boost for his wife on Friday, saying first lady Michelle Obama could “definitely” win the presidency but that she has “too much sense” to run for office. “She definitely could be the president but she will never run for the presidency ’cause she’s got too much sense,” Obama said Friday in an interview on Washington, D.C. hip hop radio station WKYS.
  • Sarah Palin: Sure There Might be a New 3rd Party Rise if the GOP Doesn’t Stay True to it’s Platform

    08/25/2012 9:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | August 25, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Sarah Palin was on Fox News earlier today talking to Uma Pemmaraju about the up coming Republican Nation Convention. She also fielded a few viewer questions ranging from how one should vote if they don’t like either candidate, to whether she’d ever run for Governor of Alaska again. She also noted, when asked, that if the GOP doesn’t get it’s act together, and start following the platform set out by it’s members, the party may very well go the way of the Whigs. (VIDEO AT LINK) When a lady asks what to do if you can’t get behind either candidate,...
  • Palin revives 'death panels' claim ahead of Supreme Court decision

    06/26/2012 1:32:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hill's Healthwatch ^ | June 25, 2012 | Sam Baker
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday revived her inflammatory accusation that President Obama's healthcare law creates "death panels." Palin used her Facebook page to capitalize on the publicity surrounding the Supreme Court's upcoming healthcare decision. She said she wanted to take the opportunity to stand by comments in a 2009 Facebook post that touched off a firestorm of controversy. "I stand by everything I wrote in that warning to my fellow Americans because what was true then is true now, and it will remain true as we hear what the Supreme Court has to say," Palin said in Monday's...
  • New York Sun Salutes Sarah Palin’s Outreach To Union Members

    06/06/2012 3:08:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | June 6, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    One of the things that sets Sarah Palin apart from the herd of politicians out there, is she’s for real. She’s actually had to work for a living. She’s a self-made, successful woman. The American people relate to her, because she can relate to us. She is, in fact, one of us. When it comes to taking on the corrupt union thugs, Sarah again separates herself from the pack. As a former union member herself, in a family of union members, she understands it’s the corrupt, greedy union leadership, and some hand picked thugs, not the rank and file workers...
  • Palin's Privilege

    04/14/2012 4:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2012 | Tom Thurlow
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was on the Today show last week, and she did very well. It was an enjoyable show, and she handled the occasional barbs against her with class. But don't mention that in mixed company (liberals and conservatives), or anywhere online. Palin's appearance on Today was met with an avalanche of criticism from the left. Websites like Democratic Underground and Huffington Post stewed in their hatred for Gov. Palin. Lefty mocker Jon Stewart ridiculed her. Former Today host Bryant Gumbel even said he was "embarrassed by Palin's appearance on the show," and he complained that she...
  • Why in the World Would John McCain Tell Mitt Romney to Pick Sarah Palin for His Running Mate?

    04/04/2012 2:36:00 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 18 replies
    Jezebel.com ^ | 4-4-12 | Erin Gloria Ryan
    Today, Arizona Senator John McCain told CBS This Morning that it's time for Rick Santourm to drop out of the race for the GOP Presidential nomination so Mitt Romney can get to focusing on the important stuff — like picking Sarah Palin as his running mate. Since John McCain probably hasn't forgotten about that one time he was running for President and picked Sarah Palin for his running mate and her abject stupidity kind of sank his Presidential campaign, there has to be some reasonable explanation as to why he'd encourage the Republican candidate for President to do the political...
  • Bristol Palin Sets Perfect Catch-22 for President Obama

    03/20/2012 4:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | March 20, 2012 | L. Vincent Poupard
    Bristol Palin believes President Barack Obama should call her to apologize for the comments made about her by Bill Maher just as he called Sandra Fluke about the comments made about the law student by Rush Limbaugh, according to ABC News. Palin has blogged about how the cases are similar, but the president is not calling her since she is a Republican and Maher made a $1 million contribution to the Democrat-run super PAC. As a political scientist, I have to applaud Palin for setting up a perfect catch-22 for the president. Palin used her blog to point out how...
  • Palin leaves door open to eventual White House bid

    03/06/2012 11:16:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Asia One / AFP ^ | March 7, 2012
    Sarah Palin is a popular and influential member of the Republican party. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin coyly said Tuesday she could still make a tilt for the White House as Republican candidates battle it out for the divided party's 2012 nomination. Although it would be an unlikely scenario, the controversial former 2008 vice-presidential candidate - speaking as she voted in her far northwestern state - said she might consider throwing her hat into the ring if pressed. "I would seriously consider whatever I can do to help our country, to put things back on the right track," she told...