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  • Duncan Hunter: Reagan 'Would Never Be Elected Today' Because He's A 'Moderate/Former Liberal'(Video)

    07/20/2011 6:23:17 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 38 replies
    Little Green Footballs ^ | July 5th | Duncan Hunter (VIDEO)
    (WARNING: The video on LGF goes to Soros Funded Think Progress. I didn't know why LGF linked to them at first, but I can't find the video anywhere else.)HUNTER: This is it folks. This is it. There is nothing after 2012. [...] I don’t care if it’s a more moderate/former liberal like Ronald Reagan, who would never be elected today in my opinion. If it’s someone like him or a hardcore conservative, you gotta elect the most winnable person this time. I know it sounds bad, but Congress makes the law. You’ve got a conservative Congress. You’re one third there....
  • Did Ann Coulter reveal Sarah Palin's presidential intentions? (Video)

    02/26/2011 1:48:26 PM PST · by pissant · 156 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/26/11 | Ryan Whitt
    Yesterday Ann Coulter might have unintentionally, or possibly intentionally, let it be known that Sarah Palin will not run for president in 2012. Everyone has made their own best guess on whether or not Palin will run, but Coulter may have access to more "insider knowledge" given her position as an established conservative commentator. In an interview with Sean Hannity last night Coulter said that she "loved" Palin, but also took a slight verbal jab at the former half-term governor of Alaska. After praising Palin, Coulter goes on to say that she does not think that Palin will run for...
  • Iowa Poll: Palin's favorability rating slips

    02/28/2011 7:48:56 PM PST · by pissant · 57 replies
    Des Moines Register | 2/28/11 | Tom Beaumont
    Des Moines Register allows title and link only. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110228/NEWS09/102280302/Iowa-Poll-Palin-s-favorability-rating-slips-among-Iowa-Republicans?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
  • Even GOP activists are turning against Sarah Palin

    02/24/2011 9:23:19 PM PST · by pissant · 244 replies · 1+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/24/11 | Steve Thomma
    ROCK HILL, S.C. — As Sarah Palin wonders whether to run for president, she might want to talk to people in places such as South Carolina. She'd find her star fading, and her prospects daunting. Republicans still like her, but now they openly question whether she could or should be nominated for president, let alone elected. At a recent gathering in South Carolina, the site of a crucial early presidential primary next year, party activists said the former Alaska governor didn't have the experience, the knowledge of issues or the ability to get beyond folksy slang and bumper-sticker generalities that...
  • Sarah Palin's wink at the homosexual lobby

    02/18/2011 2:18:06 AM PST · by pissant · 129 replies
    WND ^ | 2/17/11 | Alan Keyes
    I think American voters would do better to think about the influence political leaders exert by their words and actions, instead of treating their speeches (not to mention their sound bites and 60-second spots) as evidence of anything but what they think we want to hear. This came to mind last week as I read the report about Sarah Palin's non-appearance at this year's biggest conservative non-event (or should that be biggest non-conservative, pretending-to-be-conservative event?). She released a statement intended to keep her distance from the individuals and organizations whose non-appearance was meant to convey disapproval of CPAC's trendy surrender...
  • Industry testifies on plan to cut Alaska oil taxes (Palin Smackdown)

    02/16/2011 10:49:44 PM PST · by pissant · 100 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 2/17/11 | Becky Bohrer
    Oil industry leaders delivered a stinging rebuke of the production tax that became a hallmark of Gov. Sarah Palin's administration, telling a legislative committee Wednesday that it has discouraged investment and made Alaska a less attractive place to do business. Representatives of BP Alaska, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Pioneer Natural Resources said the tax cut and expanded tax credits proposed by Palin's successor, Gov. Sean Parnell, is a positive step toward encouraging greater activity and boosting oil production.
  • Donald Trump Vs Sarah Palin -- Republican Presidential Candidates 2012

    02/14/2011 1:24:34 AM PST · by pissant · 82 replies
    IB TImes ^ | 2/12/11 | staff
    As the 2012 presidential race approaches, the Republicans are exploring all possibilities to deny Barack Obama a second term. As the potential Republican candidates met in Washington for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the real estate mogul Donald Trump made a surprise appearance to reiterate the possibility of him running for president in 2012. Among the likes of Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, the real estate mogul will have to first beat out the ever popular Sarah Palin to even be considered. Although Trump flirted with the idea way back in 1999 when Bill Clinton was the...
  • Tammy Bruce Resigns GoProud

    02/14/2011 1:33:52 AM PST · by pissant · 164 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/12/11 | Ben Howe
    Tammy Bruce, columnist, radio host & conservative gay activist, announced on her website today that she will resign her position as advisory board member to GoProud. I want to let you know that after being a supporter and serving as Chair of the Advisory Board since May of 2010, I gave Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia my resignation Saturday night. If you search GOProud here at the blog you’ll see the affection with which I’ve held both Chris and Jimmy, and I wish them well. I spoke with Tammy at the CPAC convention and when asked for comment on the...
  • Sarah Palin needs to rein in her harsh feminist rhetoric

    02/14/2011 7:42:57 AM PST · by pissant · 182 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/11 | Carey Roberts
    I applaud Sarah Palin’s passion, her adroit sense of humor, and her you-go-girl! gumption. But the more I learn about Sarah Palin, the more I become perplexed by her over-heated gender-bending rhetoric. I believe we can all agree that men and women should have equal opportunities. But let’s not confuse equal opportunities with identical outcomes. Just because a woman has the same right to an education and a decent job doesn’t mean she will pursue the identical career path, toil as long, or work as many years as a man. Men and women have differing proclivities and interests — most...
  • Palin hires a chief of staff ‎

    02/11/2011 9:08:30 PM PST · by pissant · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/11 | AndyBarro
    Sarah Palin has hired a veteran operative to serve as a chief of staff to her loosely organized team, one of the biggest indicators yet that the former Alaska governor is leaning toward a run for the White House. POLITICO confirmed late Friday night that Palin has hired Michael Glassner to serve the key role.
  • Gays and the GOP: Palin and Pawlenty Explore the Hornet's Nest

    02/08/2011 9:47:44 PM PST · by pissant · 97 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 2/8/11 | Elspeth Reeve
    Sarah Palin did not say she supports gay marriage. She hasn't celebrated the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. But she also did not say that a gay Republican group should be banned from participating in a big Republican conference, and for that, social conservatives are begging her to "clarify." Controversy has been brewing for months over GOProud, a gay conservative group, and its participation in CPAC, one of the biggest Republican events of the year--a must-do for most aspiring presidential hopefuls. Many social conservative groups are boycotting the conference because GOProud was allowed to participate. But Palin said she...
  • Palin defends GOProud participation at CPAC (misleading headline)

    02/07/2011 7:21:00 AM PST · by pissant · 262 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/7/11 | Morrisey
    No great surprise here, really; Palin has quietly backed the end of DADT and expressed support for conservative gays and lesbians in the past. Speaking here with David Brody from the Christian Broadcast Network and excerpted by Breitbart TV, Palin doesn’t endorse GOProud but does defend their attendance at CPAC, and argues that the value of events such as CPAC is to debate the issues and provide as much information as possible to attendees:
  • Bachmann Will Be the First Potential 2012 GOP Candidate to Speak at CPAC

    02/05/2011 2:49:58 PM PST · by pissant · 65 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 2/5/11 | Chris Good
    Next Thursday marks the start of the Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known as CPAC, where conservative activists gather every year in Northwest Washington, D.C. It's a chance for bigwigs to make speeches to a ballroom full of influential types, which makes it a particularly choice venue for Republican presidential aspirants, which speak there regularly. It's a packed three-day schedule from Thursday through Saturday, so there's room enough for most of them. Tea party hero Michele Bachmann, whose office indicated in January that she's considering a 2012 run, will be the first of the 2012ers to speak. Bachmann, many will...
  • Loving Palin, but not for president, cont'd

    02/05/2011 12:12:57 PM PST · by pissant · 137 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/5/11 | Ben Smith
    Last Spring in New Orleans, Jonathan Martin and I picked up a very clear sentiment from Republican activists about Sarah Palin, reporting from the Southern Republican Leadership conference that "the wide admiration for Palin among the rock-ribbed Dixie Republicans gathered in the room wasn't matched by a confidence that she was ready to run." Jeff Zeleny picks up something very similar at the Reagan Library this weekend: Roy Billings, a Reagan admirer and a longtime contributor to the [Young America's Foundation], said he liked Ms. Palin a great deal, but he hoped that she would not run for president in...
  • Giuliani Eyes Presidential Bid — If Palin Runs Too

    01/21/2011 4:39:53 PM PST · by pissant · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/21/11 | Dan Yadron
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he is “more likely” to run for president in 2012 if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin makes a bid, according to snippets from an interview to air on CNN Monday night released on Twitter. “The more Republicans in which I can show a contrast, probably the better chance, the better chance that I have,” Mr. Giuliani is quoted as saying on CNN host Piers Morgan’s Twitter account. “My one chance, if I have a chance, is that I’m considered a moderate.” The implication being that Ms. Palin, a tea party favorite, is not...
  • Mike Pence, the Anti-Huckabee

    01/21/2011 5:13:35 PM PST · by pissant · 26 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | 1/20/11 | Sarah Posner
    # This Politico story about the group drafting Indiania Congressman Mike Pence to run for the GOP presidential nomination is full of interesting tidbits about Republicans' dissatisfaction with the rest of the field: An Indiana congressman with just five terms in public office, Pence is currently the subject of a draft movement—but he may well pick a gubernatorial run over a White House bid. . . . . The pro-Pence crowd consists of a group of traditional conservatives who, while sympathizing with her, don’t view Sarah Palin as a serious presidential candidate. They doubt Mike Huckabee will run again or...
  • Rudy Giuliani: I’ll Be More Likely To Run In 2012 If Sarah Palin Does

    01/21/2011 4:41:49 PM PST · by pissant · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/21/11 | Alex Alvarez
    Rudy Giuliani has already announced that he’s “considering” a run for president in 2012, but, as he tells Piers Morgan in Monday’s episode of Piers Morgan Tonight, he’ll be much more likely to run if Sarah Palin decides to as well. Giuliani says that running against Palin would position him as a “moderate Republican” in contrast to Palin’s views. Morgan called him the “acceptable face of the Republican party,” to which America’s Mayor replied, “Well. I don’t know if I’m acceptable. The way I got elected as mayor of New York City was not being acceptable. My slogan was ‘You...
  • CNN Poll: Palin unfavorable rating at all-time high

    01/19/2011 12:14:16 AM PST · by pissant · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/19/11 | staff
    Washington (CNN) -- A new national poll indicates that 56% of all Americans have an unfavorable view of Sarah Palin, an all-time high for the former Alaska governor. That 56% unfavorable figure is up seven points from just before the midterm elections, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday morning. Thirty-eight percent of people questioned in the poll say they have a favorable view of the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, down two points from October.
  • Palin is the Republican Obama

    01/19/2011 12:18:49 AM PST · by pissant · 58 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/19/11 | Jack Hunter
    When you ask Barack Obama’s admirers what they like most about him, you will typically hear of his personality traits before any specifics about policy. Obama’s fans say that he is so “smart… cool-headed… articulate…” To point out that in terms of policy, Obama isn’t that different from most other conventional Democrats–or even that different from George W. Bush–does little to dissuade the president’s most ardent champions, and any failure to live up to liberal ideals does little to change Obama’s current popular status as liberalism personified. Sarah Palin is the Republican Obama. When you ask Palin’s admirers what they...
  • Ted Nugent: I love Palin but I couldn’t vote for her right now

    01/06/2011 7:16:39 PM PST · by pissant · 172 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/6/11 | Allahpundit
    Dude, I think we just found our keynote speaker for RINOcon. “(Palin’s) coming from the street, she’s coming from the we-the-people rank-and-file, she makes sense when she talks, she says all the right things, she’s sincere, she’s knowledgeable , she’s articulate, she’s damn good-looking, plus she kills moose, how can you go wrong?” Nugent gushed. However, when Cooper pressed Nugent on whether Palin would make a good president, Nugent balked. “It’s too early to tell. Right know, if we had a vote, I couldn’t vote for Sarah Palin. And I love her. I love her madly, and I respect her.”...
  • Sarah Palin hints support for 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

    01/04/2011 10:33:12 AM PST · by pissant · 111 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/4/10 | Andy Barr
    Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin – whose lips have been sealed about the recent repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – is now hinting that she supports the move. Palin has not spoken publicly about the end of the ban on gays serving openly in the military, but she appeared to show support for the change via a retweet on Monday night of a gay conservative radio host.
  • The Re-Tweet heard round the conservative world (HomoGate)

    01/04/2011 10:41:14 AM PST · by pissant · 45 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | 1/4/10 | Ian Dodge
    Its been a tough couple of weeks for the gay-loathing “social conservative.” First they have CPAC laying the law down, calling a boycott’s bluff by letting GOProud remain at the event and now this. The darling of many on the right and a far chunk of the tea party movement has caused a stir by a simple re-Tweet on her Twitter account. (Re-Tweet for those not Twitter au fait, means forwarding a Tweet by someone else to all your followers.) Palin re-Tweeted a comment from Tammy Bruce about DADT and the idea put forward by some to re-instate the policy...
  • Santorum Takes Aim at Romney, Palin

    01/04/2011 1:19:52 PM PST · by pissant · 62 replies
    Nat. Journal ^ | 1/4/11 | ALex Roarty
    Rick Santorum the senator didn’t shy from controversy. Apparently, neither will Rick Santorum the presidential candidate. The former senator from Pennsylvania speaks and acts like a man working diligently to become a dark-horse favorite for president. Dark is the operative word: During an hour-long interview with National Journal last week at a busy coffee shop just blocks from the Capitol, no one appeared to recognize the potential presidential candidate. Santorum is making up for his low profile by taking aim at better-known potential rivals: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In a race where nobody...
  • Did Sarah Palin Just Tweet Her Position on 'Homos'?

    01/03/2011 10:20:46 PM PST · by pissant · 220 replies
    Gawker ^ | 1/3/11 | Max Read
    Former vice presidential candidate and reality television star Sarah Palin has remained quiet over the recent repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. But she may have just made a statement... by re-Tweeting a conservative lesbian's columnist's Tweet about 'homos.' Around 10 p.m. Eastern time on Monday night, conservative pundit Tammy Bruce Tweeted about the recent repeal of the military's discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell policy: But this hypocrisy is just truly too much. Enuf already—the more someone complains about the homos the more we should look under their bed Tue Jan 04 03:12:46 via web The idea being, one imagines,...
  • Tax Deal Is Shaping 2012 GOP Campaign (Mitt, Palin -NO; Newt Hucklenty - YES)

    12/14/2010 7:15:47 PM PST · by pissant · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/14/10 | Neil King
    WASHINGTON—The tax deal now before Congress has kicked off the first real debate of the 2012 Republican presidential campaign, with several prospective candidates heralding the package as a victory for taxpayers and others criticizing it as a costly stimulus bill in disguise. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have both come out sharply against the measure, which President Barack Obama hammered out last week with Senate Republican leaders. Both cite the deal's price tag, with Mr. Romney saying it will heap billions more onto the nation's debt load. Supporting the package are former Arkansas Gov....
  • Political analyst: Advantage to Palin in 2012

    12/15/2010 7:59:31 AM PST · by pissant · 50 replies · 1+ views
    One News Now ^ | 12/15/10 | Chad Groenig
    A conservative political scientist and historian believes Sarah Palin will have the advantage among the field of GOP presidential hopefuls when the Iowa caucuses begin a little more than a year from now -- but adds that doesn't guarantee she'll win the nomination. Last week ABC News aired an interview of the former Alaska governor by Barbara Walters. During that interview, Palin made it very clear she is strongly considering a run for president in 2012. Palin: "I'm looking at the lay of the land now and trying to figure that out, if it's a good thing for the country,...
  • In shift, Sarah Palin stresses electability as a reason to run for president

    12/15/2010 7:57:47 AM PST · by pissant · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/10 | Chris Heinze
    Over the past month, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has quietly altered her case for the presidency in a savvy shift of rhetoric. The lofty goal? Turning the main reason a Republican might oppose her into the primary reason for voting for her. If she can pull it off, the nomination might be hers, but she is up against a tough set of barriers. Every candidate must have a compelling reason for running, and until one month ago, Palin’s was simple. In October, she told “Entertainment Tonight” that she would only run if the field were missing a candidate...
  • Charles Krauthammer Tells Bill O’Reilly Sarah Palin Must Expand Policy Knowledge

    12/14/2010 7:28:22 PM PST · by pissant · 356 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 12/14/10 | Glen Davis
    Bill O’Reilly recently talked with frequent Fox News guest Charles Krauthammer to handicap potential GOP candidates’ chances in the 2012 presidential election. Krauthammer called Mitt Romney the front-runner” and said Mike Huckabee has established himself as a “major player”…but his most dissected comments will probably be his remarks on one Sarah Palin. Krauthammer compared Palin’s problem to Hillary Clinton’s in the late 1990s – strong support from her core base, virulent opposition from most others. O’Reilly asked if the level of opposition to Palin is the media’s fault, and while Krauthammer said they’ve “contributed enormously” and that “the animus to...
  • Could Ron Paul Take Down Sarah Palin?

    12/13/2010 11:36:14 AM PST · by pissant · 128 replies · 2+ views
    NY Mag ^ | 12/13/10 | Dan Amira
    Long before the tea party movement grabbed half a dozen Senate seats, before its early proponents ever even dreamed of wearing Colonial-era garb in public, there was longtime Texas Republican Ron Paul, the one guy in Congress trying to abolish the Federal Reserve and shrink the government into near nonexistence. Paul won a devoted-bordering-on-cultish following during his 2008 presidential run, one which, obviously, didn't work out. But now Paul is telling the Times that "it’s at least 50-50" that he'll try again in 2012, and this time, with the movement built largely on his libertarian philosophy now a real force...
  • Palin continues to rewrite history with stimulus story

    12/07/2010 7:38:52 PM PST · by pissant · 122 replies
    Fairbanks Daily News ^ | 12/7/10 | Dermit Cole
    In her latest Facebook posting, former Gov. Sarah Palin continues to blame the Alaska Legislature for accepting stimulus funds, while neglecting to mention her decision to approve 97 percent of the money. If the $900 million she approved amounted to a "federal bribe with fat strings attached" that she wanted no part of, she should have vetoed it. Then, had the Legislature overridden her veto, she could logically back up her current comments about the events of 2009. As it is, her Facebook posting is an attempt to rewrite history and distort the operational structure of our state government. The...
  • Huckabee draws contrasts between him and Palin

    12/06/2010 7:00:53 PM PST · by pissant · 73 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/6/10 | staff
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he hasn't decided whether he'll run for president, but thinks people should be paying attention to him. "I just don't understand how it is that a person can read these polls day after day and the narrative is constantly everybody but me," Huckabee told Politico. "Whether I do it or not, the fact is that if one looks at the overall body of information that's available, nobody would be in a better position to take it all the way to November." Huckabee also drew a contrast between the attention given to former Alaska Gov....
  • Kate Gosselin breaks down in tears while camping with Sarah Palin..(Must see TV)

    12/04/2010 11:31:48 AM PST · by pissant · 247 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/4/10 | staff
    As a single mother-of-eight, Kate Gosselin is no stranger to stress. But it took Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin to publicly reduce her to tears. The bizarre duo headed off together on a camping trip in Sarah's native Alaska recently. Filming the adventure for an episode of the politician's new reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Kate brought her eight children with her. 'I have never camped for real,' Kate, 35, admitted in a new clip of the episode, released today on Usmagazine.com. In the preview clip, viewers can watch Kate hiking through the woods with her group of children and learning...