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  • Purpose of FR and why we can never support Mitt Romney

    10/15/2011 1:51:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 987 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | Oct 15, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Our purpose and goal on FR is to restore, defend, preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States and to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity!!</p> <p>The goal of the domestic enemy (the left), i.e., the statist liberals, Marxists and progressives is just the opposite.</p>
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Mitt Rewrites Himself (**FLASHBACK** changes in his book for it's paperback re-release)

    09/23/2011 6:47:58 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies
    The Boston Phoenix ^ | February 11th, 2011 | DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
    When Mitt Romney's second book, No Apology, came out a year ago, it looked like he was moving away from the far-right demagoguery of his 2008 bid for the presidency, and toward a more moderate centrism for the 2012 election cycle. (See "New and Improved Romney," Talking Politics, February 10, 2010.) But times change, and so does Mitt. A year later, with the Tea Party–fueled extremism of the 2010 midterms foretelling a rightward tilt to the GOP presidential primaries, Romney is tacking back — as evidenced by changes made to two sections of the text in the new paperback edition...
  • Politico’s persecution of Sarah Palin

    01/16/2011 2:20:18 PM PST · by Starman417 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-16-11 | DrJohn
    And Politico effectively joins Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Politico's increasingly leftward lean has finally caused it to fall over entirely. The sheer volume of anti-Palin stories over the last week was breathtaking. It's clear that they have targeted Palin. To wit: First they were critical of Palin for not saying anything: Tucson shooting presents 2012 test Their widely divergent reactions — from Tim Pawlenty’s subtle distancing from his beleaguered rival, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin; to her virtual disappearance; to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s feeding of the right-wing base — are telling for what they show about the...
  • GOP Strategist: Palin Prolonged the Polarization and Prolonged the Country's Misery

    01/14/2011 2:39:11 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 111 replies
    Hot Air Pundit ^ | January 14, 2011 | Hot Air Pundit
    Andrea Michell is discussing Sarah Palin (what a surprise) with Democrat David Bonier and Republican strategist Vin Weber, here's the video of Weber. ------- MITCHELL: "She had the choice of when to speak and the tone. and one has to wonder why doesn't she have a wider circling of advisers. i don't know any political strategist of a national campaign, republican or democrat who thinks that was a smart thing to do. VIN WEBER: "Well, we really don't know who advises her. She's quite isolated from what you might think of as the Republican establishment. No one is quite sure...
  • Graham: 2012 hopefuls all have their problems, but Romney probably best (BARF ALERT)

    01/02/2011 10:07:36 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-01-02 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was clear Sunday on what he wants in a 2012 GOP presidential nominee: "the most electable conservative." But the senator was pressed on NBC's "Meet the Press" on specifically which of the current names believed to be in the ring would deliver. "Probably [Mitt] Romney," Graham said. "He's got his problems as a candidate, but so does everyone else," he said.
  • Democrats For Palin

    12/11/2010 8:17:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    FireDogLake ^ | December 11, 2010 | Bin Quick
    I tweeted that I would vote for anyone, including Sarah Palin, for President before Barack Obama in 2012. The responses ranged from crazy to obvious insults to GOP troll pretending to be a Democrat. I expected as much. As a lifelong unapologetic Liberal Democrat, I’m very secure with my politics and philosophy, and I don’t really give a crap. Sure I lost a few followers but there are always more. I wouldn’t be surprised if this blog didn’t receive similar responses. FYI, Palin doesn’t mean Sarah Palin literally, but she is included, it means any Republican, Libertarian, Democrat, breathing human,...
  • How the Dream Act transcends politics

    12/09/2010 4:58:19 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/07/2010 | Michael Gerson
    When I was a Senate staffer more than a decade ago, Republicans hit on a tactic to advance school choice. They kept narrowing the eligibility standard to cover poorer and poorer families with children in only the most spectacularly failing schools, daring Democrats to vote against the most sympathetic possible group of students. I remember one liberal senator saying in exasperation, "Someday, you are going to make this impossible to oppose." . . .
  • Analysis: Some Republicans urge Palin not to run ("Morning" Joe, Babs, McKinnon, et al)

    12/03/2010 4:30:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 3, 2010 | Steve Holland
    As Sarah Palin ponders a 2012 presidential campaign, some prominent Republicans are urging her to resist the temptation to run even as her devoted followers flock to her book tour. In recent days, a debate has broken out among Republicans over whether the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and popular activist would be able to defeat a politically weakened President Barack Obama in two years. The criticism, rejected by Team Palin, reflects concerns among establishment Republicans that the former Alaska governor lacks the gravitas to oust a sitting president, even a struggling one. Palin has a very strong following in...
  • Mitt Romney: ‘If You See Me On Fox News, I’ve Decided To Run For President’

    12/02/2010 8:46:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/2/10 | Colby Hall
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is also a presumptive candidate for President in the 2012 election, which was a topic of conversation on The Tonight Show last night. Host Jay Leno opened the light, if not somewhat boring interview with questions about a potential White House bid, to which Romney replied, “If you ever see me sign up for a gig on Fox News, it’ll be a clear indication that I’ve decided to run for president,” adding “that’s not in the cards anytime soon, thanks.” It was a gentle yet pointed dig at the cable news channel who includes on...
  • Parker Brags: I Led Media Assassination Of Sarah Palin

    11/11/2010 6:48:47 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 82 replies · 6+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 11, 2010 | Mark Finkelstein
    In the promo fluff for its future flop, CNN calls Kathleen Parker a "conservative" commentator. So what's a "conservative" in CNN's book? Someone who, when accused of taking part in the media assassination of Sarah Palin, brags that she didn't merely take part—she "led it." Supposed conservative Kathleen Parker made her bizarre boast on this evening's Parker Spitzer. It came in the course of her interview of John Ziegler, creator of the documentary "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted.” While denying she had been "duped" by Obama, Parker admitted that during the campaign she "bought into...
  • GOP lawmaker: Palin cost party control of Senate

    11/10/2010 2:40:33 AM PST · by South40 · 72 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune (AP) ^ | 11/9/2010 | Ben Evans
    WASHINGTON — A leading House Republican says Sarah Palin cost the GOP control of the Senate. Questioned about those comments on Tuesday, a spokesman for Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama said the remarks had been taken out of context but didn't retract them. Bachus, in line to become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, initially blamed Palin last week at a local Chamber of Commerce luncheon. According to the Shelby County Reporter, he said the Senate would be in Republican hands if not for losses by tea party candidates endorsed by the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential...
  • The GOP's Sarah Palin problem (Guns a-blazin' at Tea Party and Palin already....)

    11/06/2010 6:10:15 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 72 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-6-10 | Michael Gerson
    At their new political high-water mark, Republicans have plenty of reasons to celebrate - and at least one large cause for worry. On Election Day, voters shattered the Obama agenda of expanded public benefits and increased income tax progressivity, leaving the president to reassemble his goals with glue and tape. During this midterm cycle, Republicans became reacquainted with estranged friends: independents, seniors, college-educated voters, working-class voters, rural voters and suburban voters. The Republican Party will benefit from the infusion of diverse, attractive new leaders, including some, such as Florida Sen.-elect Marco Rubio, with Tea Party pedigrees...
  • Romney calls Palin presidential run 'great'

    11/01/2010 2:37:19 PM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/1/10 | Mike Obrien
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said Monday it would be "great" for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to run for president in 2012. "She would be a great thing for the Republican primary process," said Romney, a 2008 presidential candidate and a potential candidate again in 2012. "It'd be a good thing for her to get in." Romney, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) have all rallied around Palin, who on Sunday night condemned suggestions that GOP operatives in Washington were looking to stall any potential presidential aspirations...
  • Romney gets ready for 2012

    10/30/2010 3:27:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2010 | Dan Balz
    DAYTON, OHIO - Mitt Romney ambled through the exhibits at the InfoTech 2010 conference here the other day, shaking hands, posing for photos, sneaking an occasional chocolate turtle and, ever the salesman, promoting the candidacy of yet another Republican candidate. On this trip, he was stumping for Rob Portman, the Republican Senate candidate who is heavily favored to win his race Tuesday. Romney was self-effacing as he moved along the rows of exhibits. "This is Rob Portman, he's running for Senate," he said as he introduced the former congressman to a group at one exhibit. "I'd love for you to...
  • McCain: I don't know if Palin should run

    10/30/2010 7:55:05 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies
    UPI ^ | 2010-10-29
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Cindy McCain, wife of Republican U.S. Senator John McCain, says she doesn't know if Sarah Palin is capable of running the country should she run for president.
  • Another Transparent Attempt by Anonymous 'Republican Insiders' to Discredit Governor Palin

    10/23/2010 8:56:44 AM PDT · by DB9 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    C4P ^ | October 23, 2010 | Doug Brady
    In the past week, two hit pieces have been written against Governor Palin. The first was the piece by Jonathan Martin that was been thoroughly debunked as "flat out lies" by practically every source he identified by name. This was followed yesterday by a second hit piece in the New York Daily News that, hilariously, claimed that it will be Governor Palin's fault if the GOP doesn't take back the Senate. Whitney discussed this silliness in a post last night. To Whitney's analysis I would add that the GOP establishment has no idea how thin the ice is upon which...
  • Nicolle Wallace on Bill Maher,what a TRAMP she is

    10/22/2010 8:23:17 PM PDT · by Friendofgeorge · 50 replies · 1+ views
    opinion/mine | Oct 22 | friendofgeorge
    Nicolle Wallace on Bill Maher just admitted that she was no fan of the Tea Party. Now I knew that I was not a fan of hers because of comments she made about Our Sarah, but had no idea she was so openly against the Tea Party. Nicolle laughed hysterically at every vulgar,rude slanderous remark that Maher made about basically ALL the Tea Party candidates. She mocked COD about the first amendment? We all know that COD was only stating the fact that the phrase separation of Church and State was not in the Constitution. Nicolle was just hateful. I...
  • Palin Presidency Downgraded To Remote Danger [Based on the already disproven Politico smear]

    10/21/2010 1:35:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 21, 2010 | Jonathan Chait
    I've been assuming for a while that Sarah Palin is fairly likely to run for president, and reasonably likely to get the nomination if she does, and then if the economy is still bad she could win and then the country will crumble and suffer some apocalyptic disaster and the survivors will envy the dead. Anyway, Jonathan Martin has a terrific piece collecting some reporting about the flakiness, bordering on total dysfunctionality, of Palin's political operation. This is a huge relief: Take, for example, the case of Palin’s interaction with the campaign of Sen. Chuck Grassley, an iconic figure in...
  • Sarah Palin is wreaking havoc on the campaign trail, GOP sources say

    10/21/2010 8:00:04 AM PDT · by Al B. · 155 replies
    Politico ^ | October 21, 2010 | Jonathan Martin
    The election is two weeks away, but the campaign trail reviews of Sarah Palin already are in, and they aren’t pretty. According to multiple Republican campaign sources, the former Alaska governor wreaks havoc on campaign logistics and planning. She offers little notice about her availability, refuses to do certain events, is obsessive about press coverage and sometimes backs out with as little lead time as she gave in the first place. In short, her seat-of-the-pants operation can be a nightmare to deal with, which, in part, explains why Palin doesn’t often do individual events for GOP hopefuls.
  • Hurricane Sarah (Politico Hit Job)

    10/21/2010 7:59:09 AM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Jonathan Martin
    The election is two weeks away, but the campaign trail reviews of Sarah Palin already are in, and they aren’t pretty. According to multiple Republican campaign sources, the former Alaska governor wreaks havoc on campaign logistics and planning. She offers little notice about her availability, refuses to do certain events, is obsessive about press coverage and sometimes backs out with as little lead time as she gave in the first place. In short, her seat-of-the-pants operation can be a nightmare to deal with, which, in part, explains why Palin doesn’t often do individual events for GOP hopefuls. It’s not that...
  • CNN’s Parker Spitzer debut draws only 460,000 viewers

    10/05/2010 10:52:59 PM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies
    CNN's new show “Parker Spitzer,” which made its debut Monday night, attracted only 454,000 viewers, a decline from the show it replaced, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The show netted 118,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic coveted by advertisers. The program features former New York Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer -- who resigned in disgrace in 2008 after a prostitute scandal -- and Kathleen Parker, a conservative columnist, in a dual anchor format. It lagged well behind 8pm ET rivals “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News Channel and “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” on MSNBC. Those two shows drew audiences...
  • Sarah Palin: Still Not the Front-Runner (Then why are they writing about her?)

    09/22/2010 1:31:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 22, 2010 | Ross Douthat
    Here are two more data points from the weekend to back up my argument that the 2012 Republican nomination is not Sarah Palin’s to lose. First, the Values Voter Summit straw poll, a decent gauge of sentiment among the kind of activists Palin would presumably need to rally, in which the former Alaska governor racked up just 7 percent of the vote, trailing Mike Pence (who gave a barn-burner of a speech), Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. Second, a new 2012 poll from Public Policy Polling, showing Romney leading with 22 percent, followed by Huckabee at 21, Gingrich...
  • Chris Matthews Worries GOP Will Have More Trouble With Palin Than With Democrats

    09/18/2010 5:33:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | September 18, 2010 | Frances Martel
    With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, the fixation on the Republican Party’s chances for a comeback are evolving into speculation over the future of the GOP should the Tea Party make a serious indent on their collective persona. In light of this, Chris Matthews argued Friday night that the GOP’s biggest problem will not be President Obama or the Democrats, or even the Tea Party candidates themselves, but what to do about Sarah Palin, the candidate. “There’s no doubt in the world that she… carries tremendous clout when she endorses candidates,” Matthews conceded. But for the Party, that may not...
  • The Palin Card

    09/18/2010 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 | Dr. Zero
    Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic thinks it’s time for the Obama Administration to play the “Palin Card,” setting the former governor of Alaska up as the target for some Alinsky-style frozen personal polarizing. He dismisses fears that such Presidential attention will elevate Palin to greater national prominence: Elevate Sarah Palin? How much higher can she go? Everyone knows her. Some of Obama’s advisers have argued in the past that the attention paid to Palin by Americans in the last stages of the 2008 campaign is one reason why Obama was able to win so cleanly. Palin and the Tea Party...
  • The Ruling Class Hits Christine O'Donnell (Elite Republicans Wish to Shun the Country Class)

    09/10/2010 9:27:14 AM PDT · by This Just In · 81 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 9.10.10 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Ruling Class Hits Christine O'Donnell By Jeffrey Lord on 9.10.10 @ 6:09AM Breathes there a soul who doesn't love the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal? Who has not been delighted by National Review and its National Review Online? Well, yes, actually. Lots of souls, undoubtedly the finest of liberals and left-wingers in America. So to disagree with our friends at the WSJ or NRO is something we do in this space with some care. The Journal has lifted the editorial lamp to shine it on Delaware's Republican Congressman Mike Castle, engaged in what was once thought to...
  • Vanity Fair publishes 18-page attack on Sarah Palin [Flak heaviest over target area]

    09/01/2010 1:14:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 1, 2010 | Dave Cook
    If you are trying to sell books or magazines or get clicks for your website, Republican Party star Sarah Palin is the gift that keeps giving. This week, two new offerings provide glimpses of the former Alaska governor who generally avoids one-on-one interviews with the national political press. Vanity Fair has just released a lengthy, critical article from its forthcoming October issue titled, “Sarah Palin the Sound and the Fury."The exhaustive article appears the same week as Meghan McCain is promoting her new book, “Dirty Sexy Politics.” The first-time author offers an outspoken daughter’s view of her father’s unsuccessful 2008...
  • A 25-state midterm swing for Romney; Former governor positioned for ’12

    08/24/2010 3:16:05 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2010-08-24 | Sasha Issenberg
    WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney, having met last weekend in New Hampshire with the staff of his 2008 presidential campaign, is preparing to embark on an aggressive schedule that will take him to more than 25 states in what is seen as a prelude to another possible White House bid. The two-month itinerary will launch a cycle of politicking for Republican midterm election candidates that will make Romney one of the nation’s most visible politicians in a year when he is not on the ballot.
  • More Romney reboots

    08/21/2010 9:39:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 22, 2010 | Joan Vennochi
    FOR MITT Romney, running for president in 2012 looks a lot like running for governor in 2002. All he has to do is elbow aside a Republican woman, run against Democratic leaders and their liberal lockstep politics, and keep talking about the economy. Eight years ago, that was the Massachusetts game plan. After Romney thrust himself into the governor’s race as the can-do candidate with a Harvard MBA, acting Governor Jane Swift took herself out of it. Romney then turned Shannon O’Brien, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and the Democratic leaders of the Massachusetts Legislature, into the so-called “gang of three.’’...
  • O'Reilly cozys up to Romney at Red Sox game.

    08/21/2010 8:18:49 PM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 35 replies
    Is O'Reilly in the tank for Romney? I realize this was a charity event, but O'Reilly's snarkiness towards all things Palin leads me to believe that Romney has already made his choice for 2012. http://twitpic.com/2gt3orCheck out Romney's twitter feed for more photos.
  • Poll shows Palin not the clear Tea Party favorite

    08/14/2010 8:32:41 AM PDT · by Bob J · 131 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 8-13-10 | Alexander Mooney
    She's appeared at Tea Party rallies across the country and long been considered the movement's de facto leader, but a new CNN poll out Friday suggests Sarah Palin isn't the group's clear favorite for the White House.
  • Mormon Twentysomething: Debunking a Mormon/Romney conspiracy theory

    08/14/2010 1:24:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Mormon Times ^ | August 13, 2010 | McKay Coppins
    It is a truism of modern media that few subjects draw more attention than politics. If you're a savvy journalist or blogger looking to attract page views in today's 24-hour news cycle, the shortcut to success requires slapping some political "analysis" on to whatever story you're covering, like so: "University releases groundbreaking cancer study: What does it mean for Obama?" Of course, I've been guilty of this to some extent in my (young) journalism career. And having spent the past few months interning at a national news outlet with a website that has scores of competitors, I understand all too...
  • 2012 poll shows Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin neck and neck

    08/13/2010 9:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 14, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney - believed by many political observers to be a clear GOP front-runner in the 2012 presidential race - is virtually in a dead heat with contender Sarah Palin, according to a new CNN poll. The poll shows Romney only 3 percentage points in front of former Alaska Gov. Palin, within the margin of error. “It’s a pretty open contest, and that’s interesting in and of itself,” said Suffolk University political professor John C. Berg. “It means the primary contest will be tighter.” Only months from the unofficial start of the 2012 presidential campaign, Romney...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks Guests: Should Sarah Palin Actually ‘Butt Out’ Of Primaries?

    08/12/2010 2:18:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 86 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/12/10 | staff
    Is the Sarah Palin backlash beginning? Unlikely, but this remark from Rep. Jack Kingston on “America’s Morning News” radio show this morning is further evidence that the GOP is far from united behind the former Gov. of Alaska. Kingston told the hosts that he wished Palin would “butt out of primary races” because “what she is doing is dividing the Republican party at a time when we don’t need to be divided.” Of course, one might argue it’s that very division that Palin has used to her best advantage. Or that she has done a good job creating the perception...
  • Kingston Attacks Palin on Bill Maher: "Death Panel is scare tactic like Pink Ladies of the Left"

    08/12/2010 8:26:55 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 62 replies
    Vanity | 08/12/2010 | Brices Crossroads
    I listened to the clip of Kingston's appearance on Bill Maher from 8/7/2009 with Darrell Isssa and Arianna Huffington. At 6:10 of the clip the exchange begins and lasts about a minute. Maher reads a portion of Sarah Palin's facebook post on Death Panels and invites Kingston to comment on it: Palin's facebook excerpt: "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,”...
  • Georgia GOP Congressman Kingston to Palin: Butt Out of GOP Primaries

    08/11/2010 4:51:06 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 115 replies
    Cubachi ^ | 08/11/2010 | Cubachi
    The good old boys just don’t get it. Jason Mattera of Human Events, captured Georgia Congressman John Kingston this morning giving a sexist and blatantly stupid tirade against Sarah Palin for her endorsement of Karen Handel who lost a very close primary in Georgia last night. Appearing on “America’s Morning News” with John McCaslin and Amy Holmes, Georgia Republican Rep. Jack Kingston urged Sarah Palin to stay clear of endorsing candidates in the primaries. “What she’s doing is dividing the Republican Party at a time when we don’t need to be divided… He continued: “Karen Handel is a very decent...
  • Hmmm: Palin sends out fundraising letter … for the RNC

    08/08/2010 3:20:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 196 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 8/6/10 | allahpundit
    Remember four months ago when she was demanding that they remove her name from an RNC fundraising invitation to donors? Some pol-watchers at the time took that as a sign that she was trying to distance herself from the Republican brand. (“Who wouldn’t want to be sort of seen as more of an outsider and that’s how she’s positioned herself.”) Fast-forward to today and suddenly she’s signing letters on their behalf. What gives? Two theories. One: She’s turned out to be such a good soldier and is so favorably disposed to Michael Steele that she’s willing to do a fundraising...
  • America Is at Risk of Boiling Over

    08/06/2010 6:48:45 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 90 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-07-10 | PEGGY NOONAN
    And out-of-touch leaders don't see the need to cool things off. It is, obviously, self-referential to quote yourself, but I do it to make a point. I wrote the following on New Year's day, 1994. America 16 years ago was a relatively content nation, though full of political sparks: 10 months later the Republicans would take the House for the first time in 40 years. But beneath all the action was, I thought, a coming unease. Something inside was telling us we were living through "not the placid dawn of a peaceful age but the illusory calm before stern storms."
  • The McCain Campaign STILL Owes Palin An Apology

    08/06/2010 8:57:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2010 | Douglas MacKinnon
    As the video popped-up this week of far-left, ultra wealthy, and privileged CBS “News” anchor Katie Couric going after then Governor Sarah Palin while mocking the names of her children, it reminded me all over again how much Palin is owed an apology from the “leadership” of the McCain campaign. This anti-Palin “let them eat cake” video rant by Couric (filmed the day McCain announced the traditional values Palin as his running mate) serves as further proof that most in the mainstream media are not only liberal and unethical, but dangerously out of touch with everyday Americans and everyday life....
  • Katie Couric mocks Sarah Palin’s children

    08/04/2010 9:27:52 AM PDT · by Qbert · 155 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill- Pundits Blog ^ | 8/4/2010 | Bernie Quigley
    Katie Couric, whose real name is Katherine Anne Couric, mocked the names of Sarah Palin’s children during a rehearsal in her studio. Her comments, made during the 2008 presidential campaign, are being discussed in the blogosphere today after being leaked. “Where the hell do they get these names from?” she asked, referring to Palin children Trig and Track, sending her crew into peals of laughter. I have some new names for CBS. In a tragedy in Louisiana this Monday, six young teenagers drowned. Their names were: Takeitha, JaMarcus, JaTavious, Litrelle, LaDairus and Latevin. These, like the names of Palin’s children,...
  • Caught on Video: Couric Mocks Palin on Day She’s Named Running Mate

    08/04/2010 1:40:59 AM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Aug 4th 2010 at 1:11 am | Alexander Marlow
    Raw footage of CBS News anchor Katie Couric recording voice-overs for news segments about Gov. Sarah Palin on the day she was named as John McCain’s running mate: [...] What’s newsworthy here isn’t merely that Couric mocked the GOP’s historic Vice Presidential nominee–most of us have said things we’re not proud of in private–it’s that she did so so brazenly in front of her supposedly objective news team. Conservatives4Palin raises another good point about Couric and Co.’s efforts to marginalize the former Alaska governor from day one: “[W]hat in [Palin's] impressive biography did CBS News and Couric choose to focus...
  • EXPLOSIVE: New Video of Couric Mocking Palin on the Day She was Named as McCain's Running Mate!

    08/04/2010 3:04:55 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 96 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 4, 2010 | C4P Editors
    The following video was sent to C4P’s tips account. As you can see, the video shows Katie Couric preparing to go on the air on the day John McCain announced Governor Palin as his running mate. It shows some tantalizing hints of Couric’s attitude toward the Governor--when talking about first Trig, then Track, Couric says “where the hell do they get these [names]?...” At that point the producer running the sound board shut off the sound because he or she didn’t want to have Couric’s disdainful and contemptuous view of Governor Palin’s children captured on even an internal CBS tape...
  • Will Sarah Palin get a second chance at the presidency?

    08/02/2010 8:51:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies · 14+ views
    Helium ^ | August 3, 2020 | Felix Jaure
    Will Sarah Palin get a second chance at the presidency? Palin for president? An ambitious woman in the quest for the ultimate position of power. McCaines bid for the white house in the 2008 election was an eye opener for the former Governor of Alaska. McCaine lured Palin to the tree of the knowledge of power, She tasted of the possibility to be first in her gender to occupy the vice presidency of the United States. Unfortunately the Republicans suffered an overwhelming defeat at the hands of the Democratic party. Sarah, an unknown in the political world flourished as a...
  • Palin: Obama lacks 'the cojones' to tackle immigration

    08/02/2010 9:11:43 AM PDT · by yoe · 102 replies · 20+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August, 2010 | Matt DeLong
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Sunday that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has "the cojones" that President Obama "does not have" to take on illegal immigration. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Palin blasted Obama for suing Arizona to block the state's controversial new law without addressing "sanctuary cities" -- in which local law enforcement are prohibited from asking people about their immigration status.The former governor said the president and congressional Democrats "are all wet" on plans to allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans to expire. "It's idiotic to think about increasing taxes at a time like...
  • Refudiating Palin’s critics

    07/31/2010 12:58:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | July 31, 2010 | Don Surber
    One of the delights about the Internet is watching new people use a new technology to make the same old mistakes. Consider the admissions by Politico and Greg Sargent that they regularly run items on Sarah Palin simply to drive traffic. From Politico: “More traffic comes from an item on Sarah Palin’s ‘refudiation’ faux pas than from our hundreds of stories on the complexities of health care reform or Wall Street regulation.” Perhaps if Politico were as vigilant in its coverage of health care reform and Wall Street regulation as it is every slip by Sarah Palin readers would be...
  • When McCain Picked Palin to be His VP, Liberal “Journalists” Coordinated Plan to Destroy Her…

    07/28/2010 11:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | July 22, 2010
    Repeat after me: “Liberal media bias is a myth”… (Daily Caller)- In the hours after Sen. John McCain announced his choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate in the last presidential race, members of an online forum called Journolist struggled to make sense of the pick. Many of them were liberal reporters, and in some cases their comments reflected a journalist’s instinct to figure out the meaning of a story. But in many other exchanges, the Journolisters clearly had another, more partisan goal in mind: to formulate the most effective talking points in order to defeat...
  • Sarah Palin: Journey into the Media’s Heart of Darkness

    07/26/2010 2:40:54 PM PDT · by curth · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Facebook ^ | 7/26 | Sarah Palin
    How ironic that on a day when we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Daily Caller released 15 pages of JournoListers’ email exchanges about a dark and demented conspiracy regarding my son, Trig. It’s tough to fittingly describe these numerous members of the mainstream media who actively engaged in the debate about this conspiracy back when I was first introduced as John McCain’s running mate, and it’s impossible to legitimize any “prominent” media publication that continues to traffic in this bizarre narrative today. It wasn’t just a few fringe characters...
  • Sarah Palin: The Liberal Media’s Heart of Darkness

    07/26/2010 2:40:15 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | July 26, 2010 at 4:05 PM CDST | Josh Painter
    * Gov. Palin posted this Monday on her Facebook Notes page: Journey into the Media’s Heart of DarknessHow ironic that on a day when we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Daily Caller released 15 pages of JournoListers’ email exchanges about a dark and demented conspiracy regarding my son, Trig. It’s tough to fittingly describe these numerous members of the mainstream media who actively engaged in the debate about this conspiracy back when I was first introduced as John McCain’s running mate, and it’s impossible to legitimize any “prominent” media...
  • Journolist debates making its coordination with Obama explicit

    07/26/2010 1:39:05 AM PDT · by militanttoby · 23 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/26/2010 | Jonathan Strong
    Sarah Palin’s speech to the 2008 Republican convention impressed more than a few doubters, including even some members of Journolist, an online community for liberal journalists. “This speech is gangbusters,” wrote Ari Melber of the Nation. “Her tone is pitch perfect.” Adele Stan of the Media Consortium agreed: “Palin is golden.” The exuberance appeared to unnerve the Guardian’s Michael Tomasky. “People get a hold of yourselves!” Tomasky wrote to his fellow Journolisters. “It’s a very good speech with good lines. But there’s very little substance.” Rebecca Traister of Salon wrote to say she was grateful for Tomasky’s message discipline. (“This...
  • Jabs at Sarah Palin only make her more endearing

    07/25/2010 10:34:33 PM PDT · by militanttoby · 31 replies · 2+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 26, 2010 | Joe Fitzgerald
    If you wonder why so many Americans are attracted to Sarah Palin, just take a look at the crowd now nipping at her heels, doing its best to derail her appeal through personal attacks that are scurrilous. She’s been a mayor and a governor, yet they say she lacks experience, though they remain enthralled by a loquacious president whose own resume was barren by comparison. She’s a happily married mother of five, one a soldier who served in harm’s way, another a son born with Down syndrome, meaning she understands what it means to live life on life’s terms. Of...