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GOP Bigshots Wonder Why We Hate Them: Arrogant RINOs - So Far No Repub Convention Invite for Palin
Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-16-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook

Posted on 07/16/2012 9:19:08 AM PDT by maggiesnotebook

What? The invitations haven't hit the post office yet? Please don't go there. Palin should have a central position and should have been on the speakers list for months. She, Congressman Allen West and Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann are the voices of conservative leaders, and Palin started it all, along with the TEA Party. Give Palin a platform for this one night. She deserves it. Conservatives deserve it. Surely there is room on the stage for Palin, along with Pawlenty, Daniels, Portman, Rice, and Jindal. We're upchucking the mountains of chicken we've been fed.  You've given us a lot of bun. Now give us some beef!

Sarah Palin has not yet received an invitation to speak at or attend the Republican National Convention this August in Tampa, Newsweek reported.

“What can I say?” Palin told Newsweek in an email. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.”

“In accepting those consequences,” she added, “one must remember this isn’t Sadie Hawkins and you don’t invite yourself and a date to the Big Dance.”

The magazine said the Romney campaign did not respond to a question about Palin’s role at the convention, but one adviser associated with Team Romney indicated that she may be prohibited from speaking under her contract with FOX News.

Palin appeared dubious, however, about that reasoning.

“It’s true I’m prohibited from doing some things,” Palin told Newsweek, “but this is the first I’ve heard anyone suggest that as an excuse, er, reason to stay away from engaging in the presidential race. I’m quite confident Fox’s top brass would never strip anyone of their First Amendment rights in this regard.” Source: NY Daily News



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: gopconvention; rinos; sarahpalin; wheresthebeef

1 posted on 07/16/2012 9:19:18 AM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: maggiesnotebook
The Left trying to stir up trouble. How much do you want to bet that Palin will be asked to speak at the convention?

She may have to decline if it affects her contract with Fox.

2 posted on 07/16/2012 9:24:49 AM PDT by kabar
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To: maggiesnotebook

Still taking seemingly forever for a breakaway conservative party to materialize.


3 posted on 07/16/2012 9:26:18 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: kabar

So far she has not formally endorsed Romney.

Are there any other speakers invited to the convention who have not endorsed the ticket?


4 posted on 07/16/2012 9:28:59 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: maggiesnotebook

I suggest she be given a speaking position. Acceptance of the VP position.....SURPRISE! Bet Mitt would let her campaign in Michigan.


5 posted on 07/16/2012 9:29:21 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: kabar; maggiesnotebook

kabar, maybe you could explain Sarah’s “lefty” remarks that give legs to this lefty article?

What does the Left have to do with the facts? At this time, the convention is being planned. Palin has not been invited. Palin is not a delegate. Palin is a former VP candidate, for crying out loud. Palin has still not been invited.

What is LEFT about the fact that Palin has not been invited to attend, to speak, or to serve cookies at the convention and she, HERSELF, has noticed the snub?


6 posted on 07/16/2012 9:30:08 AM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: kabar

Simple...when the GOP and Romney solicit for money just tell them invite Palin or else, they’ll get the message.


7 posted on 07/16/2012 9:31:29 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: maggiesnotebook

Hate RINOS? Heck people here are planning on voting for Romney the RINO. It doesn’t matter an ioda what the GOPe does because conservatives will slobber over whoever they put up and will forgive Romney for not inviting Sarah with their votes. Unless conservatives start showing they have principles, the GOPe will continue to treat them the way they deserve. Why should the GOPe or Romney do anything for the conservatives when they vote for whoever is the nominee. It is scary to think how many people are sticking up for Romney these days.....certainly not a conservative if they do that.


8 posted on 07/16/2012 9:32:01 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: maggiesnotebook

It’s on! The Tea Party vs communists vs repub elitists.


9 posted on 07/16/2012 9:33:19 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: maggiesnotebook
Great job by the morons at the GOP leadership pulling a stunt like this, which makes Palin a headline issue and starves more oxygen from the Romney campaign.

Whoever made this moronic decision should be pink-slipped before the sun sets.

10 posted on 07/16/2012 9:33:34 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
There is no ticket until the convention approves it. I have no idea what speakers have been invited. Do you?

I would say let things sort themselves out and not trust the MSM reporting. Sarah will let us know whether she has been invited or not and whether she will attend. As a Fox News political consultant, will her contract allow her to speak at the Convention? I know she continues to endorse candidates.

11 posted on 07/16/2012 9:34:04 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

I heard Sarah, on with Greta, say Romney will make a wonderful, or great (something like that) president. I think she has said anyone of the GOP candidates were acceptable to her and she would support them.


12 posted on 07/16/2012 9:34:55 AM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: napscoordinator

Do you think Ronald Reagan is a legitimate hero to the Republicans and conservatives?


13 posted on 07/16/2012 9:35:22 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: napscoordinator

I did not want Romney, but he is what we have and I will support him. There are no other options other than throwing away a vote.


14 posted on 07/16/2012 9:36:47 AM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: RavenATB

Do you think Ronald Reagan is a legitimate hero to the Republicans and conservatives?

No. I think the conservatives but the GOPe wouldn’t give him the time of day. I hear that Mayor Bloomberg is the 2020 Republican nominee. FREEPERS are going to get behind him too.


15 posted on 07/16/2012 9:39:39 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

I don’t think the speaking schedule has been announced, at least, I couldn’t find.


16 posted on 07/16/2012 9:40:20 AM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: RitaOK
Palin endorsed McCain over Hayworth and said that Condi Rice would make a great VP. Perhaps those are the Lefty remarks.

My biggest complaint about Palin is that she failed to toss her hat into the ring and fight for the nomination. She missed a great opportunity. More than likely, she would be the nominee looking at the way things turned out.

17 posted on 07/16/2012 9:40:48 AM PDT by kabar
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To: RavenATB
Whoever made this moronic decision should be pink-slipped before the sun sets.

"I'm WHAT??? PINK SLIP???"


18 posted on 07/16/2012 9:43:30 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: maggiesnotebook

I did not want Romney, but he is what we have and I will support him. There are no other options other than throwing away a vote.

Biggest bunch of balony in history. No wonder the GOPe laughs their butts off at us. We are no better then the liberals who vote for whoever the Democrats put up. Listen, SUPPOSEDLY we are 40 percent of the voting population. You SERIOUSLY believe we can’t vote a conservative third party person like Virgil Goode????? We certainly could IF we had the supposed 40 percent. On Free Republic, we have about 10 percent conservatives by the support of a liberal Republican like Romney who they tout as the greatest guy on Earth.


19 posted on 07/16/2012 9:44:20 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: maggiesnotebook

She’s not a politician she’s a commentator. She didn’t run for President. Why would anyone think she deserves to speak at the convention any more than say Rush or Gomer?


20 posted on 07/16/2012 9:46:41 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Olog-hai
Still taking seemingly forever for a breakaway conservative party to materialize.

I, for one, am looking forward to it. There is no hope that the GOP will reflect our values, none.

21 posted on 07/16/2012 9:49:04 AM PDT by OldPossum ( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
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To: kabar

OTOH why throw your hat in the ring, be attacked by all other candidates, when you can sit on the sideline and accept the nomination for VP at the convention, be rested, ready, reloaded and aiming.

IIRC Sarah did not endorse anyone for the primaries...Closest was Todd’s support of Newt.

SO is her lack of action an action to save her for a nomination with the eventual winner?

Can’t think of any action that would unite the right more. Left would split their gut.

Maybe we should all sent messages to the Romney campaign and demand/suggest it!


22 posted on 07/16/2012 9:51:19 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: kabar

I appreciate what you say. As you know, I was never on the bandwagon much beyond Sarah’s magnificent convention speech.
It was a jolt, for me anyway, to see the nearly immediate plummet and downward spiral from magnificence to the total absence of magnificence, or even preparedness for a predictable and guaranteed media assault.

But, your initial comment wasn’t about Sarah, it was about the Left being at fault for the story. It seems to me they reported a fact. Given Palin’s own comments, she has not been invited to the convention.

Maybe she leaked this story, to tap the RINOS on the shoulder and remind them to get on the stick and initiate an invitation. Good for her if she did wrangle a story on it, which I doubt, but this a win for her.


23 posted on 07/16/2012 9:53:55 AM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: hoosiermama
OTOH why throw your hat in the ring, be attacked by all other candidates, when you can sit on the sideline and accept the nomination for VP at the convention, be rested, ready, reloaded and aiming.

VP AGAIN? No, the only office was President. You don't recycle VPs.

24 posted on 07/16/2012 9:54:47 AM PDT by kabar
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To: maggiesnotebook

Romney should do the gentlmanly thing and PERSONALLY call her and invite her (and he husband)

And make it full public knowlege


25 posted on 07/16/2012 9:58:14 AM PDT by Mr. K (OBAMA MUST BE STOPPED ROMNEY/GINGRICH)
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To: RitaOK
“What can I say?” Palin told Newsweek in an email. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.”

“In accepting those consequences,” she added, “one must remember this isn’t Sadie Hawkins and you don’t invite yourself and a date to the Big Dance.”

Sounds like a pox on both your houses. Sarah seems to draw a moral equivalency between both parties being equally responsible. It makes it more difficult to attend the GOP convention if that is truly her position. Why would the Reps invite her to the convention to criticize them?

Maybe the Dems can invite her to their convention to slam the GOP and then the Reps can invite her to slam the Dems.

26 posted on 07/16/2012 10:06:50 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

She did say that about Condi, but in the next sentence said she would prefer someone with “respect for human life,” - that after Greta pointed out that Rice was moderately pro life.

My problem with Rice is her call as SoS for a Palestinian state without forcing Palestinians to accept Israel’s right to exist. She can be moderately pro-life but Roe v Wade isn’t changing anytime soon.


27 posted on 07/16/2012 10:19:11 AM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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To: bkepley
She’s not a politician she’s a commentator. She didn’t run for President. Why would anyone think she deserves to speak at the convention any more than say Rush or Gomer?

You're nuts, right? She's done more to get tea party members in congress then Romney. Romney just can't stand the thought of being upstaged by a real conservative.

28 posted on 07/16/2012 10:31:46 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: maggiesnotebook

One day will people will figure out that the GOP-e are just a group of Leftists.


29 posted on 07/16/2012 10:44:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Geez, I wish I could stand up in an airplane!


30 posted on 07/16/2012 11:08:36 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: kabar

LOL!

You’re right that the GOPE Romney crowd doesn’t want her doing anything at the convention but covering it from some remote location.

My complaint is that this no-invitation thing is but one more exclamation point to conservatives from the GOPE that we are OUT and the socialists and useful idiots are in.

Of course, the useful idiot crowd claiming here to be the conservative base by supporting Romney thinking they beat out Obama will be ridicule material soon after the convention.

Thanks.


31 posted on 07/16/2012 11:09:37 AM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: napscoordinator

Pardon me for taking your first comment seriously.


32 posted on 07/16/2012 11:43:10 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: Mr. K

I agree. What ARE they thinking???


33 posted on 07/17/2012 6:55:28 PM PDT by maggiesnotebook
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