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The Palin Effect: Tea Party Flexes Muscle
Breitbart News ^ | 5-14-2012 | Tony Lee

Posted on 05/14/2012 1:03:29 PM PDT by palin45potus

The conventional wisdom among the mainstream media is that the Republican establishment would strike back during the 2012 election, thereby blunting the influence of the conservative Tea Party movement that propelled the party to historic gains in the 2010 midterm elections. Implied in this chatter is that the power and influence of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, seen by many as the figure who can best mobilize the Tea Party movement into action, would fade as well. But recent events in Indiana, Nebraska, and Texas have shown that this conventional wisdom is false.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: establishment; gop; palin; sarahpalin; teaparty

1 posted on 05/14/2012 1:03:41 PM PDT by palin45potus
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To: palin45potus

“But recent events in Indiana, Nebraska, and Texas have shown that this conventional wisdom is false”

The conventional wisdom is wishful thinking by the RINOs.


2 posted on 05/14/2012 1:05:56 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: palin45potus

Pfft. The GOP-e is really “striking back” against themselves. How did they think they were capable of the 2010 “shellacking”, eh? It sure wasn’t due to their own efforts. Then they burned those bridges a bit too rapidly.


3 posted on 05/14/2012 1:06:36 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: palin45potus
The lefties are uncomfortable. The Tea Party runs silent and runs deep, and all the torpedoes are armed. The left and their media moguls want targets and they have been denied.
4 posted on 05/14/2012 1:07:17 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: palin45potus
PROPERTY OF GEARY GRAPHIC AND DESIGN
5 posted on 05/14/2012 1:07:41 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: palin45potus

The detractors of the Tea Party haven’t quite reconciled themselves to the fact this is not simply a protest movement. It’s gone past the need for big rallies. People are growing this movement through local organizations and GOTV efforts.

Get over it, RINOs and libs... the Tea Party is here to stay.


6 posted on 05/14/2012 1:08:05 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: palin45potus

The “TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY” Party is now in charge. The MSM can shove it.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 1:09:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: palin45potus

Love your name palin45potus, but the next president (as long as it’s not O), will be 44, because the One we have now is not legit. NO WAY! NO HOW! He is a usurper!


8 posted on 05/14/2012 1:16:20 PM PDT by sueQ
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To: baddog 219

If this is a real bumper sticker where can I get one.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 1:16:48 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: ScottinVA
Right you are. Often, the media reference the T.E.A Party and the occupy bummers in the same breath, in an attempt to equate the two.

In my estimation, this is no accident. They know darn well that the majority of Americans were/are impresses with and drawn to T.E.A party principles and turned off by the occupy crowd. By trying to put the T.E.A party on the same level as occupy, they hope to negate and minimalize its effectiveness.

The libs always use every weapon at their disposal, and occupy is serving a purpose that few on the left, and perhaps the right, even comprehend.

10 posted on 05/14/2012 1:17:15 PM PDT by Copenhagen Smile
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To: palin45potus
But recent events in Indiana, Nebraska, and Texas have shown that this conventional wisdom is false.

Until we actually vote here in Texas, this comment seems to put the cart before the horse.

11 posted on 05/14/2012 1:17:38 PM PDT by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: ScottinVA; All
The Republicans have forgotten the past. Maybe Mitt is counting on the Mormons?

2004: the base strategy
In 2000, Bush ran as a “compassionate conservative,” reaching out to moderates and seeking a large number of votes from the middle of the political spectrum. But in 2004, Rove and others on the campaign turned to a fairly radical strategy of focusing on increasing turnout from the party's Conservative base. (snip)

So what did he do in 2004? …

I don't think we can overstate this mobilization of the individual churches. Never happened before. Vast sort of untapped source of political energy in this country.

The evangelicals didn't just come on board for him: They were campaigning; they were at the events; they were the poll volunteers; they were making the phone banks, the phone calls. You know, that's how you win elections. It was good old grassroots, door-knocking politics, but they tapped this group and organized it in a way that just had never been done to that extent before.

Religious conservatives, if they wanted to get into politics, [used to get] involved with Ralph Reed and his Christian Coalition. No more. You're doing it right through your church. The Christian Coalition had no important effect on this election at all. It was all about your local Christian church. That turned out to be the rallying point.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/architect/rove/2004.html

12 posted on 05/14/2012 1:18:56 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: palin45potus
Need Palin in VA to endorse Jamie Radtke. Major Tea Party candidate being media blacklisted in favor of mega-establishment George Allen.
13 posted on 05/14/2012 1:21:13 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: palin45potus

14 posted on 05/14/2012 1:21:51 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: ScottinVA
The detractors of the Tea Party haven’t quite reconciled themselves to the fact this is not simply a protest movement. It’s gone past the need for big rallies. People are growing this movement through local organizations and GOTV efforts.

The Montgomery County (Dayton, Ohio) GOP's new party chairman is a tea partier. Dayton Tea Party founder Rob Scott takes over Republican Party

15 posted on 05/14/2012 1:22:01 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: baddog 219

Oooh, nice graphics.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 1:24:50 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: baddog 219

Oooh, nice graphics.


17 posted on 05/14/2012 1:25:12 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

Nebraska isn’t done yet either, but it is clear that Palin’s endorsements have changed the dynamics of both races.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 1:27:29 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: RedMDer; redhead; ReneeLynn; Right_in_Virginia; rintense; rockinqsranch; rodguy911; RonDog; ...
Sarah Palin's Ping List

"We'll keep our God, our guns and our Constitution."

19 posted on 05/14/2012 1:44:21 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i407/photobuck19/SARAHONTHEHUNT.jpg?t=1300727224

We are out on a RINO Hunt, those who want to join us and Sarah are welcome, those who don't can either get the hell out of the way or they will go down in flames with the rest of the RINO scum!

20 posted on 05/14/2012 1:50:10 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: All
Palin at #SALT2012, May 11, 2012:

"“I don’t want to keep slamming the media, but I will.”

"Obama doesn’t have an energy policy, only a speech. He “strangles” resource development – “a none of the above approach“

Politicians in Alaska liked to tie pork to public safety and make it “for the children” – I said NO. Cut spending.

[Our] Tea Party has redefined American politics – “just follow the Constitution!” – “it has only just begun“.







21 posted on 05/14/2012 1:52:42 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: KC_Lion

I love that woman!


22 posted on 05/14/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (When we cease to be good we'll cease to be great. Be for Goode.)
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To: KC_Lion

RIGHT ON!


23 posted on 05/14/2012 1:54:14 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

ONLY A WOMEN PRESIDENT CAN SAVE AMERICA,,,,,


24 posted on 05/14/2012 2:02:36 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: palin45potus

We need more like Sarah, bright, attractive, personable and STICK TO THEIR PRINCIPLES


25 posted on 05/14/2012 2:09:00 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Hojczyk
ONLY A WOMEN PRESIDENT CAN SAVE AMERICA,,,,,

You're right! This one!

26 posted on 05/14/2012 2:13:56 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

At the rate this election cycle is shaping up i’m willing to bet the establishment candidates will soon be asking the establishment not to endorse them.:):):)


27 posted on 05/14/2012 2:25:05 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: heshtesh

LOLOLOL.


28 posted on 05/14/2012 2:29:11 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Only removing the Fed’s printing press can save America.

The big banks have to be allowed to fail so that they can be replaced with small, honest banks with tangible assets.
.


29 posted on 05/14/2012 2:35:12 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: palin45potus
. . . former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin . . . would fade as well. But recent events in Indiana, Nebraska, and Texas have shown that this conventional wisdom is false.

How unexpected!

30 posted on 05/14/2012 2:36:24 PM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: certrtwngnut
It would make a great bump sticker, I'm just fooling around with it. Trying different color combos...
31 posted on 05/14/2012 2:47:16 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: onyx

Thanks for getting my two favorite Palin pictures up in the same thread.


32 posted on 05/14/2012 3:02:30 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: palin45potus

No question that this is what the people want. But the politicians and the press are scared to death of her, and have spent huge amounts of time demonizing her.

I’m still hoping that we can pull something out of this mess, because Romney is about 95% as bad as Obama. They are the two worst candidates ever to run for President. We really, really need another choice.


33 posted on 05/14/2012 3:41:31 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero; onyx
Our Tea Party Uniter

Go Sarah!

34 posted on 05/14/2012 3:54:12 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: palin45potus
The conventional wisdom among the mainstream media is that the Republican establishment would strike back during the 2012 election...

Starring Karl Rove as Darth Vader!
Chris Christie as Jabba the Hutt!
Ann Coulter as Boba Fett!
Reince Priebus as Emperor Palpatine!
Rick Santorum as Yoda!
Herman Cain as Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi!
Sarah Palin as Princess Leia Organa!
Rick Perry as Han Solo!
and Andrew Breitbart as Luke Skywalker!

35 posted on 05/14/2012 4:13:19 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Art in Idaho

Imagine, if you will, a ticket with Sarah at the top and Trey Gowdy as VP. Those two would leave no stone unturned in cleaning up Washington.


36 posted on 05/14/2012 5:02:21 PM PDT by RightSight
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To: Art in Idaho


37 posted on 05/14/2012 5:09:23 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: baddog 219

Put that bumper sticker design on Zazzle.com and make some $$$ via commissions.


38 posted on 05/14/2012 5:47:27 PM PDT by ak267
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To: RightSight
Imagine, if you will, a ticket with Sarah at the top and Trey Gowdy as VP. Those two would leave no stone unturned in cleaning up Washington.

Sounds good to me. Constitutional conservative adults with a no nonsense get-things-done mentality.

39 posted on 05/14/2012 5:51:43 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: onyx; Sirius Lee; Hojczyk; Art in Idaho; Liberty Valance
I love that woman!

ONLY A WOMAN PRESIDENT CAN SAVE AMERICA,,,,,

Now Now don't hold back tell us how you REALLY feel! Lol

Sarah Palin: The Most Important Irrelevant Figure in America Today!

http://www.humanevents.com/images/coulterpalin.jpg

40 posted on 05/15/2012 5:43:05 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: onyx

Sigh....Sarah is the only one worth voting for in this morass of Republican stew.

I still maintain that Palin could run as Independent and still beat both Obamma and Romney. But still hoping for a brokered convention.


41 posted on 05/15/2012 8:00:55 AM PDT by el_texicano (Palinista to the core!)
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To: el_texicano

I remain praying for a miracle in Tampa.


42 posted on 05/15/2012 8:21:09 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Well, I wrote her in for the primary but I hope and pray that somehow, some way, a brokered convention will put her on the ballot in Novenber. If not, I’ll just have to write her in again. I will not vote for either Obamney or Romama! I’m too old and crippled to shoulder a rifle and fight against the tyranny that’s taking over our country but I can cast my vote for the person I feel is best qualified to run the government. Leaving the space blank would be a cop-out.


43 posted on 05/15/2012 8:38:17 AM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: oldfart

I’m planning to do the same. Just make sure that your state permits write-in votes for president in November so that your ballot counts. Otherwise, it will not be counted and your votes for lesser offices will also be tossed out.

God bless and keep you.


44 posted on 05/15/2012 8:45:03 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: oldfart

I’m planning to do the same. Just make sure that your state permits write-in votes for president in November so that your ballot counts. Otherwise, it will not be counted and your votes for lesser offices will also be tossed out.

God bless and keep you.


45 posted on 05/15/2012 8:45:03 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: palin45potus

Ain’t dead here either!

http://www.rallyforcommonsense.org/

May 19! THIS SATURDAY in central Missouri! Join us!


46 posted on 05/16/2012 1:27:53 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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