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  • Sarah Palin to Headline Tennessee Tea Party Rally (she's going after Alexander!)

    06/19/2014 5:01:19 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/14 | Tony Lee
    On June 26th, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will headline an "America's Last Stand" Tea Party rally in Eastern Tennessee at the Sevierville Convention Center. The rally was scheduled to be held at Smokies Stadium, but was moved indoors due to weather concerns. The Sevier County Tea Party in association and JL Production will organize the event, and Palin will appear with with Judge Jeanine Pirro, Senator Rick Santorum, and Col. Allen West. Singers Jon Secada and John Michael Montgomery will provide the entertainment. There are only 7,500 seats available for the event. In 2010, Palin keynoted the National Tea...
  • Romney taps former chief of staff to lead VP search

    04/18/2012 2:57:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/17/12 | Steve Peoples
    Mitt Romney has tapped a longtime adviser to begin his search for a vice presidential candidate. Romney said Monday that Beth Myers is in charge of "selection and vetting and analysis." "I have selected someone who has been a counselor of mine for a number of years, Beth Myers. She was my chief of staff when I was governor," Romney said during an interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC News outside Fenway Park in Boston.
  • Huge Rift Divides Palin Supporters in Iowa

    09/14/2011 6:48:10 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 18 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 09/14/2011 | Kevin Hall
    A seemingly irreparable divide has developed between Sarah Palin’s key supporters in Iowa. On one side is Peter Singleton, the California lawyer who moved to Iowa ten months ago, traveled the state meeting with activists, and created Iowa’s Organize4Palin group. On the other side are several longtime Iowa political activists who volunteered countless hours to develop a grassroots network of support for the former Alaska governor. Both sides still support Palin and hope she runs for President. However, if she runs, Palin will have trouble rebuilding her Iowa team. The key differences stem from Singleton’s Iowa strategy. He has been...
  • Transcript: Sarah Palin's Iowa speech [Sept. 4, 2011]

    09/05/2011 4:36:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 32 replies
    Examiner Blog ^ | Sept 4, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    Transcript: Sarah Palin's Iowa speech byCharlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer Follow on Twitter:@charliespiering Thank you, Iowa. Thank you so much. The sign that says, “Thank you, Sarah,” no, I thank you. You are what keeps me going, keeps so many of us going. Your love of country keeps us going. Thank you so much. Iowa, you are good people. You are all good people who are here. Thank you. It is an honor to be in the Heartland sharing this Labor Day weekend with you. And I thank you so much for the invitation, to these organizers who put so...
  • New York Times: Did Sarah Palin really say that? Wow.

    09/09/2011 8:27:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 349 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times via The American Conservative ^ | September 9, 2011 | Rod Dreher
    <p>Sarah Palin said some amazing and terrific things the other day — and nobody who wasn’t there heard about them. From, believe it or not, The New York Times, in which a columnist points out that we’re so used to goofiness coming from Palin that we missed some really interesting things at the Tea Party meeting last week — something that even liberals would have found compelling. Read past the jump for Anand Giridharadas’s summary of the great things Palin said. A hint, to get you to read further: “Ms. Palin may be hinting at a new political alignment that would pit a vigorous localism against a kind of national-global institutionalism.”</p>
  • Governor Palin's Tax Plan: Simply Genius

    09/05/2011 9:03:01 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 64 replies
    September 5, 2011 | MinnMike
    It's been a long while since I posted at FR, so bear with me please. There has not been sufficient discussion about Governor Palin's superb tax policy she announced in Iowa this past weekend. So, before the other campaigns try to co-opt it, I think it's necessary to put our pro-Palin stake in the ground. Current Situation - As we are all well aware, the high unemployment is plainly nasty and long-standing. Much as President Obama would like any of several of his targets to take the blame for the economic fix we are in, it is his name that...
  • The Palin "Cult"

    09/08/2011 8:15:58 PM PDT · by One Name · 108 replies
    vanity | 9/8/11 | One Name
    The Sarah Palin “Cult” I’ve been trying for awhile to get my mind wrapped around all this, and would like to offer these thoughts going into this election cycle…. I first stumbled across Free Republic when checking out Obama's eligibility issues prior to the 2008 election. I first experienced the Drudge Report after listening to Rush during the Lewinsky scandal. When I really got into FR I felt like I had found the mother lode of conservatism; an eclectic group that regularly mixed it up over issues I hadn’t thought of as issues before. For instance, I had never considered...
  • Palin Warns Tea Partiers of Disunity as Her Decision Looms

    09/05/2011 3:48:09 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 75 replies
    RCP ^ | September 5, 2011 | Scott Conroy
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- As her self-imposed deadline to decide on a presidential run nears, Sarah Palin told a robust crowd of about 1,000 people here Monday that the Tea Party has thrived without a single standard-bearer and would continue to do so. “The Tea Party movement is bigger than any one person, and it’s not about any one candidate,” Palin said. “And thank goodness we don’t have any one single leader. The movement is about bringing together debate and discussion of solutions from ‘We, the people,’ not the politicos.” Palin hit on many of the themes -- combating “crony capitalism”...
  • Assessing the Palin Nation

    09/05/2011 10:28:29 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9-5-2011 | Tony Katz
    Assessing the Palin Nation Tony Katz September 5, 2011 When former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took the stage at the Restoring America Tea Party Rally in Indianola, IA, the crowd that had sat through two and half hours of rain and humidity jumped to their feet and cheered. The view from your TV could lead you to believe it was just another rally. Being there, however, gives a whole new look into what Palin means to those who love her, and what Palin Nation will do to get her to run, and elected. Palin’s speech, at least the bullet points,...
  • Palin Sends Shot Across GOP Field's Bow in Fiery Iowa Speech (including Perry)

    09/03/2011 2:14:54 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 287 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Saturday September 3, 2011 | Scott Conroy
    INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Sarah Palin still isn't a candidate, but in an aggressive bid to lay down her marker in the 2012 Republican presidential race, she delivered a speech here Saturday that was as confrontational toward the Republican establishment as it was aimed at President Obama. Despite her high-profile endorsement of Rick Perry during his 2010 gubernatorial primary fight, Palin used thinly veiled language to leave little doubt that she sees the Texas governor and national front-runner for the Republican nomination as part of the problem. “Some GOP candidates, they also raise mammoth amounts of cash,” Palin said. “We need...
  • Sarah Palin’s Saturday Speech Will Be a ‘Full Throated Defense of the Tea Party’

    09/01/2011 4:51:01 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | Thursday September 1, 2011 | ABC’s Shushannah Walshe and Sheila Marikar report:
    Two days before Sarah Palin’s much anticipated, on, off, and on again Iowa speech, details are emerging about what the former Alaska governor will say. A source close to Palin told ABC News that she’ll offer a “full throated defense of the tea party.” “Regardless of what she decides to do, this rally is for the tea party to kick off this campaign,” the source said, “this” being the 2012 presidential campaign. ABC News has also learned that Palin’s speech will reference themes from an Aug. 8 Facebook post called “Conquering the Storm.” It discusses the Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the nation’s...
  • Fox News Poll: Perry Overtakes Romney as Top GOP 2012 Pick; Most Say Palin Should Stay Out of Race

    09/01/2011 8:09:11 PM PDT · by Sarabaracuda · 104 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 01, 2011 | Dana Blanton
    Even as Texas Gov. Rick Perry moves into the lead as Republican voters’ preferred presidential candidate, a Fox News poll released Thursday shows that voters are more likely to view him as “too extreme” than former frontrunner Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney. In addition, most American voters -- including a majority of Republicans -- think former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin should stay out of the presidential race. Perry receives the support of 26 percent of GOP primary voters in the new poll. That’s up from 13 percent in early August and enough to edge out Romney as frontrunner. Currently Romney captures...
  • Thousands endure pouring rain to hear Palin at tea party event

    09/05/2011 11:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Missouri News Horizon ^ | September 6, 2011
    INDIANOLA, Iowa – Three years after the day she was named the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president, Sarah Palin brought a flag-waving tea party crowd here to its feet with stinging criticism of President Barack Obama and an outline of her own vision for America. “Candidate Obama, he pledged to fundamentally transform America and for all the failures and the broken promises, that’s the one thing he has delivered on,” Palin said. “We’ve transformed from a country of hope to one of anxiety.” But Palin, who said she would announce by the end of this month whether she’ll seek...
  • Sarah Palin stirs the pot but doesn’t announce (Obama 2012 & Palin 2016 in Works?)

    09/05/2011 5:05:41 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 144 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jennifer Rubin
    Sarah Palin stirs the pot but doesn’t announce By Jennifer Rubin Sarah Palin didn’t announce her candidacy for president Saturday at a Tea Party gathering in Iowa. But she did complicate matters for front-runner Texas Gov. Rick Perry, suggesting an actual strategy may be at work: If Perry stumbles, she might get into the race. But don’t bet on it. Mitt Romney and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) might want to sent Palin some flowers. She did an enormous favor for them in making the argument against “crony capitalism,” one of the most potent arguments against Perry. As this report observed:...
  • N.H. Republican says Sarah Palin's window is closed (Surprise! Former McCain staffer!)

    09/05/2011 6:03:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2011 | Robin Abcarian
    Republican activists in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire generally speak of Sarah Palin’s presidential prospects in encouraging terms. She’s a star, they say. If she decides to run, she’ll shake up the field. Lately, the praise has been tempered with warnings about how her time is growing short. But on Monday, the day Palin appeared before a large and very enthusiastic crowd at a Tea Party Express rally here, and two days after her much-anticipated speech to the Tea Party of America in Indianola, Iowa, a plugged-in New Hampshire Republican said he believes her window has already...
  • Palin On Politicians And Crony Capitalism: "I'm Not For Sale"

    09/04/2011 8:17:42 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 348 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | September 3, 2011 | Governor Sarah Palin
    "So many of them, they arrive in Washington, DC of modest means and then miraculously throughout the years they end up becoming very, very wealthy. Well, it's because they derive power and their wealth from their access to our money, to taxpayer dollars." "They use it to bail out their friends on Wall Street. And their corporate cronies. And to reward contributors. And to buy votes via earmarks. There is so much waste. And there is a name for this. It's called 'corporate crony capitalism,'" she said. “Like you, I’m not for sale. I believe in the free market and...
  • Sarah Palin mum on presidential ambitions during Iowa speech

    09/03/2011 1:59:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 174 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Alex Pappas
    Sarah Palin said it is important whom Republicans choose to run against President Obama, but didn’t directly address whether she’ll join the 2012 presidential race during her much-anticipated speech before a tea party crowd in Iowa on Saturday. The former Republican governor of Alaska and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee referenced the 2012 election many times throughout her remarks, calling out the “permanent political class,” “crony capitalism” and “entrenched political interests.”
  • Palin excites supporters in Iowa (Freeper in the rain)

    09/03/2011 7:24:17 PM PDT · by ak267 · 145 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-3-11 | John Stevens
    Sarah Palin was greeted with excited chants of 'run Sarah, run', as she took to the stage at a Tea Party rally in Iowa this afternoon, but she still refused to declare if she was going to run for the Republican presidential nomination. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2033384/Theres-room-candidates-Sarah-Palin-teases-supporters.html#ixzz1WwjQnUOZ
  • Tea Party of America’s “Restoring America” /Sarah Palin Speech- LIVE THREAD

    09/03/2011 7:04:06 AM PDT · by rintense · 1,403 replies · 2+ views
    Varied | 9/3/2011 | rintense
    Live thread for the Restoring America Tea Party event and Sarah Palin's speech! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (11am CDT - 2PM) Bands and vocalists Tea Party of America Co-founder Ken Crow will welcome the crowd and recognize veterans in attendance Bagpipe music from the Mackenzie Highlanders Pastor Warren Rogers of the Faith Church of the Nazarene in Des Moines will sing a hymn and give the invocation. Russ Saffell of the Des Moines Tea Party will lead the Pledge of Allegiance Carrie and Stacie Stoelting, two sisters from Iowa, will sing the National Anthem Simon Conway, conservative talk show host with...
  • Palin On "Crony Capitalist" Politicians: "I'm Not For Sale" (FULL video)

    09/03/2011 12:24:21 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 26 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 3, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Former Governor Sarah Palin gave the keynote speech at a Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa on Saturday afternoon. "We sent a new class of leaders to DC, but immediately the permanent political class, they tried to co-opt them. Because the reality is we are governed by a permanent political class, until we change that," Palin said about career politicians. The speech, roughly 40 minutes, ranged from politics to policy. Palin made sure to address reforming taxes and entitlements. Palin called for eliminating all federal corporate income taxes and called entitlement reform "our duty." As predicted, Palin took a swipe...
  • What's Sarah Palin going to say in her big speech on Saturday?

    09/02/2011 1:58:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 66 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 2, 2011 | Peter Grier
    Indications are that Sarah Palin will sound increasingly like a presidential candidate at the Iowa tea party rally, with barbs aimed at both GOP rivals and Obama. But a formal declaration is apparently not in the offing.
  • Reports: Palin won’t announce tomorrow — but might obliquely criticize Perry

    09/02/2011 2:09:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 201 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2,2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The bad news for Palin fans? If NRO’s Robert Costa and CNN’s Peter Hamby are right, tomorrow’s not “the day.” The good news? Per Hamby, “the day” may still be coming. The source said Palin is attempting to burnish her image as an outsider and a reformer, reminding the audience of her record in Alaska and specifically highlighting her battles against what she called the state’s corrupt Republican political class that was in cahoots with the oil and gas industry. Palin plans to unleash a furious criticism of “crony capitalism” and attack the “permanent political class” in both parties: thinly...
  • Iowa Ruckus Exclusive:Palin Will Not Run for President(?)(Perry supporter Ken Crow)

    08/31/2011 11:38:35 AM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 100 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | August 30th, 2011 | Jason Geiken
    As I jumped in my car yesterday and headed home from work, I immediately recognized the raspy, Texas-seasoned voice coming across Newsradio 1040 WHO. It was Ken Crow, founder of Tea Party of America, the organization sponsoring this weekend’s “Restoring America Event,” which will feature former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. I recognized Crow’s voice because, while attending the Polk County GOP Summer Picnic on Saturday afternoon, I had been approached by Crow who was hoping to arrange a meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry, a presidential candidate and one of the speakers at the event....
  • Palin Will Attend Iowa Rally After O'Donnell Is Disinvited (Again)

    08/31/2011 1:26:40 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 229 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 08/31/2011 | Scott Conroy
    After a dizzying day that saw members of her inner circle threaten to pull Sarah Palin's participation in a rally Saturday in Indianola, Iowa, a source close to Palin confirmed to RCP that the former Alaska governor will in fact attend the Tea Party of America event, as scheduled. "We had some long discussions with the organizers; we talked about our concerns and worked them out, and they stepped up their game today," the Palin source said. Two sources close to the former vice presidential candidate had told RCP earlier Wednesday that Palin’s involvement in the rally was “on hold,”...
  • Palin's participation in Saturday's Tea Party of America rally is "on hold

    08/31/2011 7:39:50 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 82 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 08/31/11 | Scott Conroy
    RealClearScott Scott Conroy BREAKING: Palin's participation in Saturday's Tea Party of America rally is "on hold," 2 sources close to Palin tell RCP 4 minutes ago
  • TIR Exclusive: Palin to Fly to New Hampshire Following Iowa Appearance

    08/30/2011 6:32:56 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    The Iowa Republican Paet ^ | August 30, 2011 | Craig Robinson
    High level Iowa Republicans tell TheIowaRepublican.com that Sarah Palin will fly to New Hampshire following her September 3rd appearance in central Iowa. Speculation has been swirling about whether or not Palin will use her Iowa appearance in Iowa over Labor Day weekend to join the field of Republican candidates.  The news that Palin is New Hampshire bound after her Iowa speech will only add to the speculation that she may be entering the Republican presidential field.
  • Governor Palin’s September 3rd Iowa Speech Has Been Moved to Indianola, Iowa

    08/18/2011 6:51:08 PM PDT · by curth · 58 replies
    C4P ^ | 8/18/2011
    We have been notified by the Tea Party of America–the Iowa-based event hosts of the Restoring America Rally with Sarah Palin on September 3rd–that they have decided to move the venue to a nearby location that better accommodates every eventuality. While the Hawkeye Antique Acres was a wonderful location, concerns had arisen with parking, especially in the event of inclement weather. The new location–the Indianola Balloon Grounds just south of Des Moines–has all of the quintessentially rural charm of the original site, but none of the logistical challenges. The event will still be held from 11 to 2 p.m. on...
  • FReeper Gathering at Indianola? (vanity - just curious to know if there are any plans)

    08/23/2011 8:59:57 AM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 17 replies
    Springfield Reformer's Curiosity | 8/23/2011 | Springfield Reformer
    Does anybody know if there’s going to be a gathering of FReepers in connection with the Indianola event? If so, what are the plans? I’ve heard from a few folks who would be interested. If we are getting together, we need a plan, where, when, what to wear, etc. I’m thinking of making up a “FReepers 4 Palin” t-shirt for myself if we do this. Thoughts? Info?
  • Palinova at Indianola

    08/22/2011 10:12:04 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 13 replies
    the tea party tribune ^ | 8/23./11 | jim funkhouser
    Mark Levin is convinced that Sarah will be there merely to promote her new movie. Karl Rove is suddenly convinced that she will be making her presidential aspirations official. Dick Morris agrees with Karl, and once again we are left to wonder: Does anyone know what Mitt Romney is doing? One thing is certain, wherever Palin appears the press is sure to follow, and they will not be disappointed. The Palinistas and Tea Party faithful (dubbed Hobbits by McCain) will provide all of the atomsphere necessary on September 3rd to produce a memorable video montage for the nightly news. We...
  • Tea Party Group Launches Iowa Radio Blitz for Palin Event

    08/21/2011 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 76 replies
    RealClearPoltics ^ | Sunday August 21, 2011 | Scott Conroy
    She may not be an official candidate at this point, but former Sarah Palin will hit the airwaves in Iowa on Monday, and it’s not going to cost the former Alaska governor a dime. Tea Party of America -- a recently created group that is hosting a Palin-keynoted rally in the south-central Iowa town of Indianola on Sept. 3 -- is launching a major radio blitz in the nation’s first voting state to promote the prospective GOP presidential contender’s attendance at the event. Charlie Gruschow, a co-founder of the group who confirmed the ad buy to RealClearPolitics, said anyone interested...
  • Hurricane Ike and Indianola: The Great Hurricane of 1886

    09/12/2008 8:44:42 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 3 replies · 232+ views
    DBKP ^ | September 12, 2008 | LBG
    Before Katrina, Before Ike, Before Hurricanes Even Had Names The Great Hurricane of 1886 Helped Wipe Indianola Off the Map Above: Indianola, Texas With Hurricane Ike bearing down on the Gulf Coast of Texas, most people are unaware of a similar storm: the great hurricane of 1886. That storm hit not only the area known as Matagorda Bay but struck a blow to the dreams of the port city of Indianola, the "Queen of the West". When most people think of hurricanes and Texas, they think of such monster storms as Rita, Carla, Camille, or the great Galveston storm of...
  • Indianola Hurricane Of 1886 (Vanity)

    03/18/2006 12:42:00 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 3 replies · 486+ views
    If thought Hurricane Katrina could destroy the city of New Orleans or the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900 did to Galveston. There was another strong hurricane that hit Texas in 1886. This hurricane hit the town of Indianola, which is located on the Gulf Coast. It was a thriving port town, second to Galveston. Indianola was established in 1846 in Calhoun County. It was hit by a hurricane on September 15, 1875, which claimed hundreds of lives. However, it quickly rebuilt, but on a smaller scale. Sometimes in early August, a cluster of thunderstorms moved off the coast of Africa...