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  • Sarah Palin documentary snapped up by ReelzChannel ("The Undefeated")

    02/21/2012 11:55:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 2+ views
    The New York Post ^ | February 21, 2012
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A documentary on Sarah Palin will have its TV debut on ReelzChannel, the digital cable network announced. "The Undefeated," which chronicles the former Alaska governor's career, will premiere March 11 -- one night after HBO shows the film "Game Change," which sees Julianne Moore portray Palin during her run as vice president in 2008. "We're thrilled to have yet another opportunity to bring a big story to viewers," ReelzChannel CEO Stan E. Hubbard said in a statement cited Tuesday by The Hollywood Reporter. "Sarah Palin is a charismatic figure who burst onto the political scene, and whatever...
  • Sarah Palin Releases Presidents Day Video: Preparing For A Brokered Convention?

    02/20/2012 10:07:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 20, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar
    In honor of Presidents Day, Sarah Palin released a new video on her political action committee’s website, SarahPAC.com. The move has some asking: is Palin preparing for a brokered convention? Entitled “Chords of Memory,” the video calls for restoring America — set against the visual backdrop of presidential monuments and Palin herself. Palin begins by saying: We stand today at the symbolic crossroads of our nation’s history, and all around us are monuments to those who have sustained us over the years in word or deed, the towering presence of the great emancipator who secured our union at the moment...
  • Some Republicans Whisper About A Plan B: Source Confirms Document Circulating Within Party

    02/20/2012 9:14:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies · 1+ views
    KHBS & KHOG TV / CNN ^ | February 20, 2012 | Gloria Borger and Kevin Bohn of CNN
    MESA, Ariz. -- In a whispering campaign not ready to go public, some senior Republicans are so anxious about the state of the GOP race they are actually considering the unheard of: a scenario that would lead to another candidate entering the Republican primary race, and potentially an open convention. They are not unhappy enough, however, to go on the record calling for another candidate to enter the fray. In fact, when pressed, many Republicans say the chatter about another candidate is inevitable in this long and inconclusive primary process. They also say it's just not likely to happen. Why?...
  • If Newt Can't Recover, We Should Look to an Open Convention... and That Means PALIN

    02/20/2012 7:59:43 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 106 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 21, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    In my view, Rich Santorum is weak, a Charlie Brown type character for whom Obama (Lucie) will simply yank the ball away as we head towards massive defeat Not thanks- if Noot can't come back I'd prefer and open convention, Palin vs. Jeb Bush or some such thing. Mittens would lose in November due to insufficient contrast and a disgusted GOP base. I agree he's an improvement over Obama, and not a maniacal racist/marxist- BUT ...deeply resent having Romney stuffed down my throat by the GOP old guard. At this point is merely slowing the growth rate of the state...
  • Governor Palin: Iron Dog! (nice pictures of Todd and Trig)

    02/20/2012 4:47:56 PM PST · by ak267 · 38 replies
    FaceBook and C4P ^ | 2/20/2012 | Sarah Palin
    Intense race week begins for motorheads who love the cold and snow up North! Every racer in this 2000-mile epic journey across Alaska is tough. Period. Lots of self-discipline and determination and amazing mechanical skills are required. You can check standings here and GPS tracking here. Here are some photos of Todd and Trig from the start of the race yesterday. Go Dogs! Godspeed! --- Sarah Palin http://www.facebook.com/notes/sarah-palin/iron-dog/10150572725263435
  • 25 Signs That The Nazification Of America Is Almost Complete

    02/19/2012 5:36:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 113 replies · 3+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 2/19/2012 | Staff
    The United States of America is becoming more like Nazi Germany every single day. In fact, the Nazification of America is almost complete. The parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of today are going to absolutely shock many of you. Most Americans simply have never learned what life was really like back in Nazi Germany. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany was a Big Brother totalitarian police state that ruthlessly repressed freedom and individual liberty. Under Adolf Hitler, Germany adopted socialism, dramatically increased government spending and raised taxes to astronomical levels. Under Adolf Hitler, abortion became legal in Germany, the...
  • "New" SarahPAC Video: Chords of Memory

    02/20/2012 10:26:19 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 11 replies
    SarahPAC ^ | Monday February 20, 2012
    Sarah Palin released a new video celebrating Presidents Day, in particular about Presidents Lincoln and Ronald Reagan...that looks more like a Presidential campaign video than anything else...Hmmm!
  • Romney's Struggles Fuel Talk of Brokered Convention

    02/20/2012 9:14:55 AM PST · by Bruce Campbells Chin · 86 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Friday, February 17, 2012 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's struggles in Michigan are fueling speculation that Republicans might have to resort to a doomsday scenario and launch a frantic search for a 2012 savior at their nominating convention in late August....How did Republicans get to this point? Romney's failure to get conservatives fully behind him and put down yet another challenger in the party - this time it's Rick Santorum - is causing angst in the party. Many senior Republicans do not think Santorum, a social conservative caught up in the U.S. culture wars over issues like abortion and contraception, has a...
  • UT/TT Poll: Santorum Crushing GOP Hopefuls in Texas

    02/20/2012 5:21:23 AM PST · by techno · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Texas Tribune ^ | February 20, 2012 | Ross Ramsey
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania has a commanding lead among Republican presidential candidates in Texas, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. Santorum would get the votes of 45 percent of the respondents if the election were held today, according to the survey. The other three candidates in the GOP race-former U.S. Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas--are clustered well behind. Gingrich got 18 percent, Romney received 16 percent and Paul garnered 14 percent.
  • Palin’s version: Undercuts HBO’s ‘Game Change’ with happy pix dump

    02/19/2012 11:49:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Post ^ | February 20, 2012 | Michael Shain
    Sarah Palin is moving fast to discredit an unflattering HBO movie. Palin is releasing dozens of “behind-the-scenes” photos from the 2008 presidential campaign that show her smiling and laughing with the real-life characters — including John McCain and his hard-charging campaign manager, Steven Schmidt — portrayed in the upcoming movie “Game Change.”A link to the photo gallery — 67 in all, under the headline “Game Change We Can Believe In” — appeared over the weekend on the home page of SarahPAC.com, Palin’s political fundraising arm. The movie, set to air next month. stars Ed Harris as McCain, Julianne Moore as...
  • Sarah Palin: Newt Gingrich Is Toughest Fighter in the Race. Sarah knows toughness (FR nod)

    02/19/2012 6:35:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Human Events ^ | February 19, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin discussed why she hasn't endorsed a candidate yesterday on FOX Business Network. Sarah said Newt Gingrich was the toughest fighter in the race. "You know that is what I'm saying today. I'm saying that David because Newt has learned through that school of hard knocks. And you know that is where character is shaped and that is where character is revealed. In times of controversy and conflict. Not at a time of convenience and comfort. I see that in Newt that he has learned, that he has been sharpened and strengthened through all of that...
  • Saral Palin says Newt is the toughest fighter of the candidates

    02/18/2012 8:57:52 PM PST · by Christie at the beach · 249 replies · 8+ views
    See video - interview Palin: Third-Party Candidate Would Hurt GOP Comments about Mitch daniels
  • IDDBA's Dairy-Deli-Bake 2012 Program Announced (Paula Deen, Sarah Palin, Terry Bradshaw, others)

    02/18/2012 7:50:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Perishable News ^ | February 17, 2012 | The International Dairy·Deli·Bakery Association
    Madison, WI — The International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association™ (IDDBA) has announced the speaker lineup for Dairy-Deli-Bake 2012. The event will be held June 10-12 in New Orleans, LA at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. This year’s speakers include: Sarah Palin, Paula Deen, Terry Bradshaw, John Pinette, Jeremy Gutsche, Adrian Slywotzky, Jim Carroll, Jane Buckingham, Harold Lloyd, Steve Beekhuizen, Jack Li, and Carol Christison. The Heart of a Rogue Trailblazer In 2006, Sarah Palin became the youngest person and the first female to be elected as governor of Alaska. A short two years later, she was tapped to be the vice-presidential...
  • Sarah Palin was right

    02/18/2012 4:57:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 18, 2012 | David Merritt, former CEO, Center for Health Transformation
    In the summer of 2009, when the outrage over the Democrats’ emerging health care reform bills was at its height, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was excoriated by the left for saying: “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.” The roiling debate over the HHS decision to mandate...
  • Bannon Speech to Grizzly Coalition at CPAC (talks about Palin)

    02/18/2012 4:43:13 PM PST · by ak267 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2-18-2012 | Grizzly Coalition
    Stephen K. Bannon delivers his remarks to the Conservatives4Palin/GrizzlyCoalition meet-up event on Friday, February 10, 2012 in Washington, D.C. at the Embassy Suites - Crystal City during CPAC weekend. He talks about HBO's "Game Change", the smear jobs on Palin and what challenges lay ahead. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5E200Ug1hYc#!
  • When Did Sarah Palin Become the GOP's Cavalry? (Hurl, you will)

    02/18/2012 4:32:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | February 18, 2012 | Saul Relative
    Former Alaska governor and most undecided nonpresidential candidate ever Sarah Palin said she was "game" to a future political office run on Fox Business -- and started a firestorm of speculation about brokered conventions and her possible role in making the Republican Party a strong presidential contender in 2012. Some have pushed the idea of her taking the vice presidential slot again. But speculation aside, when did Palin become the Republican Party's idea of the cavalry? Palin said she would help America any way she could. If it meant "running for office at some point in the future, I'm game,"...
  • New Narrative for Sarah Palin -- The Wasilla Machiavelli

    02/18/2012 2:22:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 18, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    One of the more fascinating aspects of writing about Sarah Palin is how other people react so irrationally to her. Julianne Moore, an actress who is purported to play her in an upcoming HBO film "Game Change," does not like her one bit. Big Hollywood has reported how the actress has trashed the politician she plays, claiming she was "unqualified" to be vice president. Now a new narrative is arising about the former Alaska governor that is more suggestive of Machiavelli than of a bimbo. The U.K. Daily Mail suggests, ever so gently, that Palin might be maneuvering to have...
  • Sarah Palin for the World Bank?

    02/18/2012 12:58:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | February 18, 2012 | The Editors
    In respect of the candidacy of Hillary Clinton to be president of the World Bank, let us just say that it’s a terrible idea. This is not a quarrel with Mrs. Clinton per se; had we been endorsing in the Democratic primary for president in 2008, we’d have put in a word for her, even if by our lights Barack Obama has a more presidential personality. It happens, though, that we’ve followed the World Bank for decades, and the key feature of the whole World Bank system is the conditionality it imposes on its lending. Its presidency is a pulpit...
  • Obama, Romney, Santorum, Gingrich: The current lay of the land; the prospects for the future

    02/17/2012 9:38:51 PM PST · by techno · 4 replies
    February 17, 2012 | techno
    The 10 most remarkable or telling polling stats from the past week: 1) From the CNN national poll of contenders Rick Santorum leads Mitt Romney in the South 32% to 30% with Newt Gingrich at 17%. It is thought by many pundits that the South is Gingrich's stronghold or strong suit. If these numbers are accurate, Super Tuesday may not go the way Gingrich wants it to go. There is a good chance Newt could lose both Tennessee and Oklahoma. If he lost his home state of Georgia as well, that would spell disaster. 2)PEW Research Approval/disapproval of Obama from...
  • SarahPAC Slams “Game Change” – Update

    02/17/2012 8:48:09 PM PST · by ak267 · 3 replies
    C4P ^ | 2-17-2012 | Ian Lazaran
    In a statement provided to The Washington Post, SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford said HBO’s “Game Change,” which is based on a popular book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann and debuts next month, is likely to be riddled with falsehoods. “I haven’t seen HBO’s latest effort at manipulating history,” Crawford said. “However, based upon the description and reports from people who have viewed the film ‘Game Change,’ HBO has distorted, twisted and invented facts to create a false narrative and attract viewers. They call it a docu-drama; there is little “docu” in it. HBO must add a disclaimer that this...
  • Here they go again...

    02/17/2012 7:12:01 PM PST · by free me · 18 replies
    SarahPac ^ | Posted on February 17, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    "I haven't seen HBO's latest effort at manipulating history. However, based upon the description and reports from people who have viewed the film Game Change, HBO has distorted, twisted and invented facts to create a false narrative and attract viewers. They call it a docu-drama, there is little "docu" in it. HBO must add a disclaimer that this movie is fiction." -Tim Crawford, Treasurer SarahPAC Pay channel HBO has produced another docudrama based on the political arena. This time it is a subscription-only television movie sensationalizing 40 pages of a three-year-old book about the 2008 presidential election. The real 2008...
  • Postcard from Scottsdale: In Sarah Palin country

    02/17/2012 7:02:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 2+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 17, 2012 | Allen Abel
    SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — I’m parked outside the fieldstone and adobe mansion at 29005 North 82nd Street at sunrise, eating my low-fat yogurt from the free breakfast bar at the Quality Inn, and listening to the one-note whistle of the Phainopepla birds high in the Palo Verde trees. The first yellow blossoms of the year are bursting from the Potentillas, and the teddy-bear cholla cacti look fluffy enough to hug. Bad idea. This is the fashionable north side of Scottsdale, land of sun, sand, saguaros, and surveillance cameras. Up here, an hour out of central Phoenix, the streets have names like...
  • Can Sarah Palin get ’er done? Pros disagree

    02/17/2012 5:15:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | February 17, 2012 | Erin Smith
    The prospect of a brokered Republican convention has reared its head — with the re-emergence of conservative lightning rod Sarah Palin as a GOP savior — as the controversial Alaskan said she’d be willing to “help” if her party can’t choose a nominee ahead of the August rubber- stamp event. But even with the rollicking Republican primary roller coaster looking more like a trainwreck, political experts and players are split over the likelihood of a late-summer nailbiter. Sean Trende of RealClearPolitics.com said that if the current trend of stark regional divides continues — with Mitt Romney taking more moderate states,...
  • She just couldn't resist... Now Sarah Palin declares 'I've got some Linsanity'

    02/17/2012 2:05:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    Jeremy Lin proves to have cross-party appeal as former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin flaunted her jersey supporting the famous pointguard. The Tea Party darling's shout out comes the day after President Obama's press secretary said that the commander-in-chief is also a fan. 'I've got some Linsanity!' Palin said as she was leaving a Manhattan hotel Thursday.
  • Sarah Palin tips her hand

    02/17/2012 12:01:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 16, 2012 | Bart Marcois, Romney volunteer & RNC LDS Outreach Liason
    Has Sarah Palin just announced her candidacy for president? On Wednesday night she told Fox Business host Eric Bolling that she still has the fire in her belly and is still game to run for office. More telling, however, is what she said about the current GOP nomination battle and the possibility of a brokered convention. Palin’s comments leading into the South Carolina primary, encouraging people to vote for Newt Gingrich because the party is strengthened by a long primary battle, were bewildering at the time. “I want to see this thing continue, because iron sharpens iron, steel sharpens steel....
  • No More Moonbeam Presidents

    02/17/2012 5:38:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2012 | John Ransom
    As Santorum surges, and the GOP look for an alternative to Romney- any alternative- it’s fitting then that I reflect back on one of the few losses the GOP suffered in 2010 races. Harry Reid versus Sharron Angle was battled out mostly in and around Las Vegas at a time when I was an activist there. That race is one of the reasons why the Democrats managed to hold on to the US Senate in 2010. If Newt Gingrich- or Santorum- expects to be hanging tough with the other presidential hopefuls by March, they’d better be willing to prove that...
  • Palin, Obama, Santorum, Romney: The pathway to victory or the road less traveled

    02/16/2012 11:57:28 PM PST · by techno · 76 replies
    February 17, 2011 | techno
    Folks, we live in fascinating times, a time which I believe we are going to find it more and more difficult to find political consensus in. Take today for example: Jack Cafferty of CNN is lauding CNN's new push poll of Obama's overall approval (50%) and that the Messiah will overmatch and outwit any of the GOP presidential candidates, whichever one becomes the nominee. He acted like the cat who had just swallowed the canary, he was beside himself, gloating from ear to ear. Unfortunately some posters on the right-wing blogosphere have also adopted this negative narrative and posture as...
  • Sarah Palin says she is "game" for another run for office

    02/16/2012 7:22:23 PM PST · by U-238 · 68 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/16/2010 | Corbett B. Daly
    Fox News analyst Sarah Palin hinted Wednesday that it is not too late for her to get into the Republican presidential contest. Asked in an interview if she would be interested in jumping in the race if there is no clear winner by the time Republicans gather this summer for their nominating convention, Palin said she would "do whatever I could to help." Fox Business interviewer Eric Bolling asked about the possibility of a so-called "brokered convention" in Tampa, Florida, in August -- a scenario many consider unlikely. Palin told Bolling she thinks "it could get to that," and if...
  • Sarah Palin catches Linsanity, too

    02/16/2012 2:32:41 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    looks like Sarah Palin has gone Linsane, too, the New York Daily News reports: Linsanity became a bipartisan syndrome Thursday, as the former Alaska governor held up a Jeremy Lin shirt a day after President Obama praised the Knicks phenom. Palin, who played basketball in high school, posed with the highly coveted Lin gear outside her Manhattan hotel. Holding up the blue jersey with the already iconic No. 17 stenciled in orange on the back, Palin smiled, waved and signed a few autographs for fans.
  • Palin Praying For Brokered Convention?

    02/16/2012 2:31:07 PM PST · by ElIguana · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The DC ^ | 02/16/2012 | America's Conservative News
    (TheDailyCaller.com) Has Sarah Palin just announced her candidacy for president? On Wednesday night she told Fox Business host Eric Bolling that she still has the fire in her belly and is still game to run for office. More telling, however, is what she said about the current GOP nomination battle and the possibility of a brokered convention.
  • Could Sarah Palin Break Republican Deadlock?

    02/16/2012 2:01:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 16, 2012 | Carol Bengle Gilbert
    "All bets are off" as to who might lead the Republican ticket if a brokered convention becomes a reality, Sarah Palin told Eric Bolling, host of Follow the Money, on Wednesday. That's the closest Palin would come to stating her own intentions. Here's what some of the analysts and pundits say about the prospects for Sarah Palin emerging from a brokered convention as the Republican nominee: * "Notice that part of her message was that a brokered convention wouldn't be so bad and guess who could emerge out of a brokered convention, with all of this enthusiasm and energy and...
  • Sarah Palin Surprises The Folks At The Five (with 8 minute video)

    02/16/2012 12:29:34 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | February 15th, 2012 | Jon Bershad
    Today towards the end of The Five, Dana Perino announced that they wouldn’t be doing the planned segment on Jeremy Lin because there was a surprise guest in the studio that even the hosts weren’t aware of. Suddenly, in strides none other than Sarah Palin much to the glee of everyone involved (a positively giddy Eric Bolling made sure to tell the producers that he “loved them”). However, while those on camera might have been psyched, this viewer was pretty bummed. Come on, The Five, would it have hurt you so much to ask the former Governor what she thinks...
  • Romney Attempts to Convince Palin He's 'Conservative Enough'

    02/15/2012 11:42:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn, The Hill
    Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his conservative bona fides following doubts expressed by Sarah Palin. The former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate told Fox News Sunday that she is "not convinced" by Romney's conservative instincts, indicating he may not be conservative "enough" for her. "And I don't think that the majority of GOP and Independent voters are convinced, and that is why you don't see Romney get over that hump," she said. (VIDEO AT LINK) "I'm not quite sure what she'd be referring to," Romney responded Wednesday, also on Fox News. "I'm pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, I believe in the...
  • Julianne Moore Does Not Understand Sarah Palin

    02/15/2012 11:25:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 15, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Julianne Moore, who does not so much portray as she caricatures former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in an upcoming HBO documentary "Game Change," said about Palin's role in the 2008 election something very revealing about her. Moore pronounced herself terrified of Palin, according to the Washington Examiner. Her presence on the ticket might well have swung the election to Sen. John McCain. And yet Moore does not think Palin was qualified to be vice president. Moore could not help but be impressed with Palin. She pronounced her attractive and relatable. But Moore is also shocked at the showmanship aspect to...
  • Video-Sarah Palin and Eric Bolling 2-15-2012 (FoxBusiness -asked about brokered convention)

    02/15/2012 9:57:31 PM PST · by STARWISE · 32 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2-15-12
    Video: Eric Bolling interviews Sarah Palin 2-15-12
  • Sarah Palin a surprise guest on The Five

    02/15/2012 5:31:04 PM PST · by Southnsoul · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Right Scoop ^ | February 15, 2012
    This is just fun. Sarah Palin was a surprise guest on The Five, which apparently was even a surprise to The Five. Watch to the end though to see Palin kick Bob Beckel for a few of the things he’s said about her: Video at the link.
  • Sarah Palin, could she be ...

    02/15/2012 6:39:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 202 replies · 1+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | February 15, 2012 | Mark Vogel
    If Sarah is flirting, I was seduced a long time ago! For everyone who doesn't want Romney, this is huge! It's only in the modern era that Presidential nominations have been locked up before most American voters even tuned in. So this year, for the nation, the Republican Primary is kind of a return to older times, when all Americans counted, not just the few power brokers. The race has been a very rich blue blood from New England ( where he would not carry one state in the general election ) and a group of three, Newt, Rick and...
  • Palin’s star may have faded, but her grass-roots influence persists

    02/15/2012 5:58:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2012 | Stephanie McCrummen
    It was a Sarah Palin crowd. At a conference of conservative activists last week, there were stacks of Sarah Palin books and Sarah Palin posters. A special screening of a film about Palin was planned. And after skipping the gathering for four years, Palin herself had agreed at last to give the keynote address. Having traveled from Buffalo, Jason Benner was there to see the one who made his heart soar. “Wayne LaPierre,” he said with gusto, referring to the head of the National Rifle Association. He named the rest of his top five speakers — Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney,...
  • Palin on brokered convention "do whatever I could to help."

    02/15/2012 5:38:29 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 31 replies
    Essential reading: Palin, on Fox Business Network, says a brokered convention could happen and, if it does, she would "do whatever I could to help." Read the transcript below. BOLLING: Governor, a lot of people are saying it can't happen. I don't necessarily agree with them. If one of the nominees, one of the GOPers, doesn't get enough delegates, it could go the a brokered convention. If it does get to that and someone said, Governor, would you be interested, would you be interested? PALIN: Well, for one, I think that it could get to that. And I -- you...
  • Palin on Obama's Contraception Controversy

    02/15/2012 8:51:08 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies · 1+ views
    February 14, 2012 Palin on Obama's contraception controversy Former Alaska governor takes on president's 'accommodation' to the Catholic Church and why battle is not over
  • Romney On Palin Doubting He Is Conservative: "Not Quite Sure What She'd Be Referring To"

    02/15/2012 7:33:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 15, 2012 | Staff
    Presidential candidate Mitt Romney responds to Sarah Palin saying she is not convinced he is a conservative during his appearance on Wednesday's "FOX & Friends." "Well we should probably spend some time with Sarah Palin, although she is hard to find. She's on your show all the time," Romney said. "I'm not quite sure what she'd be referring to. I'm pro-life, pro-traditional marriage. I believe in the second amendment. As governor, I balanced the budget every year I was in office. Put in place a $2 million rainy-day fund. Cut taxes 19 times," he also said.
  • Quinnpiac polling: Santorum takes lead in Ohio

    02/15/2012 4:55:03 AM PST · by techno · 13 replies
    Quinnpiac university ^ | February 15, 2011 | Quinnpiac polling institute
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum shoots to the top among Ohio likely Republican primary voters with 36 percent, followed by 29 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a Quinnpiac University poll released today. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich runs third with 20 percent, while Texas U.S. Rep Ron Paul gets 9 percent. Three weeks before the March 6 primary, 50 percent of likely Republican primary voters say they may change their mind. The first survey of likely voters can not be compared with earlier surveys of registered Republicans.
  • Whoa. Sarah Palin Says Obama’s Actions Are “Un-American” (Video)

    02/14/2012 9:42:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/14/12 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin slammed Barack Obama’s “un-American” actions against America’s religious institutions tonight On the Record. “Welcome to government-mandated health care,” Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin said when asked about the contraception controversy going on between the government and the Catholic Church.
  • What the Huffington Post Didn't Report: Andrew Breitbart's DEFENSE of CPAC Against Occupy

    02/14/2012 9:25:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 14, 2012 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, esquire
    The Internet was abuzz this weekend when Andrew Breitbart was captured on video taking on a group of occupiers who were protesting CPAC at the Wardman Marriott in Washington, D.C. Video posted by the Huffington Post showed Breitbart facing off with a group of about a hundred Occupy demonstrators who were shouting leftist epithets. Andrew responded by shouting, “Stop raping people! Murderers!” At first glance, when only watching the Huffington Post footage, it may seem like Andrew lost his cool, and that he was provoking these otherwise peaceful demonstrators. What the Huffington Post did not report is why Andrew marched...
  • Is Sarah Palin still a threat to Obama?

    02/14/2012 1:51:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Week ^ | February 13, 2012 | Various pundits
    Mitt Romney may have won the straw poll at the end of the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference in D.C. over the weekend, but CPAC's real star was Sarah Palin, says Josh Lederman at The Hill. Among the many speakers, the former Alaska governor "received far-and-away the most spirited and enthusiastic reception" from the 10,000 conservative activists in attendance. And the former vice presidential candidate, who opted out of the 2012 presidential race in October, "appeared to relish her role as conservative attack dog, blasting Obama and Democrats," and bringing the crowd repeatedly to its feet. Is Palin, even from...
  • Dear Mitt Romney: Don't Change on Account of Sarah Palin (Laff riot!)

    02/14/2012 1:27:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 13, 2012 | Andrew Riggio
    Sarah Palin is weighing in on the GOP nomination race. She appears to have something to say about everyone and has little positive to say. It's almost embarrassing for the Republican Party to have her voice an opinion. Palin comes across less like an expert on campaigning and more like a washed-up booth babe trying to show she does have something useful to say. Of particular note are her recent jabs at Mitt Romney. She's calling him out for not being far enough to the political right. The former vice-presidential candidate might be suggesting Romney adopt a stance more like...
  • It's not a BROKERED convention... [VANITY]

    02/14/2012 12:33:17 PM PST · by Disgruntled_Voter · 8 replies
    Self | Not | Self
    Quick note: I've been hearing people mention a BROKERED convention a lot. It's a pretty interesting scenario, but we should be clear about the terminology. If no one candidate doesn't have the delegates to claim a first-ballot majority, it's a DEADLOCKED convention. Brokered means that big power brokers would give their blocks of delegates to a candidate in exchange for something of value to them. That's the kind of thing we'd expect from lib union bosses. In a Deadlocked convention, since it's after the first ballot, delegates are free to vote for whomever they want. So, the question I have...
  • SARAH PALIN: Professor Dershowitz Is Right About Media Matters

    02/13/2012 11:39:52 PM PST · by onyx · 49 replies
    SARAH PALIN FACEBOOK ^ | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012 | SARAH PALIN
    Harvard University Professor Alan Dershowitz is one of the most knowledgeable and unapologetic defenders of Israel among American academics. This has unfortunately opened him to unfair and intellectually dishonest attacks from his fellow liberals.In answering a recent attack by Max Blumenthal, formerly of Media Matters for America (MMfA), Prof. Dershowitz said, “Let me tell you, Max Blumenthal and Media Matters will be singlehandedly responsible for (Obama) losing this election. They (the Democrats) cannot win the election and keep this affiliation with them.”I agree with Prof. Dershowitz, though obviously I think there are many, many more reasons why President Obama...
  • Sarah Palin is the Most Powerful Female Politician in the World

    02/13/2012 9:42:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | February 13, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    If one doubted Sarah Palin wields great power by virtue of her charisma and persona, that notion was laid to rest during her speech at the CPAC convention when she had the overflow audience on their feet numerous times. None of the presidential candidates, least of all front-runner Mitt Romney, got anywhere near that warm of reception. Newt Gingrich, who delivered a classic speech filled with ideas, came closest. But Gingrich has faltered somewhat in his presidential run. Romney still won the CPAC straw poll, likely because he filled the venue with enough of his supporters to pull off a...
  • Letter: Palin’s GOP too far-right for me

    02/13/2012 8:02:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Rob Sarnowski
    Did you ever think that perhaps “conservat­ive enough” by Sarah Palin’s standards might be too far right for the rest of us Republican­s and independen­ts? Most of us are not wealthy and are neither racist nor homophobic. We are not all evangelica­l Christians. We are merely commonsense people, most of whom have faith in God, but respect people who do not share our faith (we pray for them rather than judge them); we believe strongly in fiscal restraint, less government intrusion in our lives, a fair taxation system and an agenda that is not only without discrimination but also includes...