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Palin will not speak at Republican convention
Reuters ^ | 8/12/12

Posted on 08/12/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT by Libloather

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To: BerryDingle
" — afraid she’ll outshine them, probably.

Exactly, and it's a very bad idea letting McCain speak.

We don't really know who made the decision, do we?

Palin would definately outshine them and, given the high levels of Palin-derangement-syndrome among the media, it would be come a media mass attack on Palin. And Palin becomes the story, not the candidates. I think Sarah is savvy enough to know this ... she is being a "team-player" by standing to the side, knowing Ryan will outshine Romney and probably say 80%+ of what Sarah would have said. To unseat Obama, the story coming out of the convention needs to be PAUL RYAN. He has the capability of capturing much of the conservative wing of the party, and his nomination puts the focus clearly on the budget and the economy - topics Obama is fleeing from.

Having McCain speak will make even Romney look good by comparison and give an A/B visual contrast to the "old tired" Republican party and the "new, engergetic, younger" republican party. The IMAGES of McCain vs. Romney/Ryan will convey a message (whether accurate or not) and Sarah being thrown into that equation muddies the visual message. Sarah is a pragmatist and a patriot and I think she believes freeing the country from Obama is the #1 goal; unusually for a politician, she is able to check her personal ambition for the good of the country.

Meantime, she will be strengthening the grassroots, especially in "flyover country" where she is hugely popular and too far away from NYC for the press to bother her.

151 posted on 08/13/2012 7:31:38 AM PDT by In Maryland (Don't Send Law Enforcement to a gunfight carrying BEANBAGS!!!)
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To: sirchtruth

AGREE!

They need to spend some of that campaign warchest on primetime TV delivering a withering analysis of what “the won” has done to this country.


152 posted on 08/13/2012 7:42:43 AM PDT by a real Sheila (no comment)
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To: sirchtruth

AGREE!

They need to spend some of that campaign warchest on primetime TV delivering a withering analysis of what “the won” has done to this country.

DON’T worry about what the libs are gonna say, cause they are gonna say it anyway!

DON’T worry about being called ‘racist’ cause that is all they got and they are gonna scream it anyway!


153 posted on 08/13/2012 7:44:47 AM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: wtc911
“GW quit his position, went back to Mt. Vernon, trademarked his name, wrote a book, went on a book tour and spent the rest of the war kibbutzing from the sidelines? I don't remember learning that part.”

Two different theaters of conflict, two different strategies. Sarah's theater is news cycles and election cycles. Writing books, trademarking, and speaking to any group that will listen, and building a war chest to take on the bad guys is part of her theater of operations.

Let us not forget that GW ended his battles the richest man in America, mostly through land grabs in the Ohio valley during the Indian Wars and a strategic marriage. After getting his rear end handed to him early in Revolutionary War, GW ran from every major battle opportunity the Brits offered him for years - and wisely so. Retreat, retreat, retreat, I win. Today, we refer to it a defense in depth. Invite your adversary to over extend themselves, then wear him down.

I do see parallels between what Sarah is doing and GWs campaign. The fact that they both assured that they end up well propertied is not a knock on either’s character. Good for them both.

154 posted on 08/13/2012 7:46:12 AM PDT by LaserJock
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To: All

people should have seek the withering criticism of palin being offered by Don Imus this AM.

He said the only reason Hanity and sombody else wanted her as VP was because they wanted a lap dance from her. It went on (degraded?) from there.

If Imus has said that about a democrat or a democrat democrafic from the democrat plantation, he would be looking for a new job again.


155 posted on 08/13/2012 7:48:58 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Leep
It won’t hurt ya to speak at the Rino Rodeo.

I like that phrase. Quite a bit. Well done.

156 posted on 08/13/2012 7:49:39 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: DesertRhino; LibLieSlayer
“Sarah speaking at romney’s convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkey’s.”

Just as a bit of trivia, Jimi Hendrix opened for the Monkees seven times in 1967.

157 posted on 08/13/2012 7:57:44 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: opentalk

Why don’t you Sarah haters get your own thread and have at it..one more thing bugger off!!!!!


158 posted on 08/13/2012 8:01:46 AM PDT by GregB (Sarah please help Mr Smith beat Bob(Baby killer)Casey!!)
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To: DesertRhino
“That screeching accusation is nothing but code for, “she didn’t come from a school and class of society we approve of”.”

I'll compare my “poor side of the railroad tracks” chops with anyone here. Save your class warfare for someone else.

I'm speaking as a retired military officer who spent decades refining his own military bearing and helping younger officers develop theirs. One of the special challenges female leaders must overcome is the tendency to raise the pitch of their voice as well as its volume when they get animated. It is off-putting and can create, in extreme cases, the impression of hysterics. Sarah does get close to that at times when shouting over a crowd. If I wasn't video challenged I would post an example or two. It gives the left additional opportunities to mis-characterize her as a flaky cheerleader rather than the deeply intellectual person she is. In those cases, she should lower her voice and let the PA system do the heavy lifting, or just smile patiently until the crowd settles enough for her to continue. A lot of ladies don't understand the attention grabbing power of the female voice when you take it down an octave. Thatcher was a master.

There is a composure that is critical for strategic leaders to develop so that they can outwardly appear to be rock of calm and security when all heck is breaking loose around them. People are drawn to this. Yes, snooty European (particularly British) aristocracy has made an art of this technique, but for good reason.

I find Sarah very difficult to listen to. I LOVE to read her speeches but hate to hear them. You are correct that I probably shouldn't have picked two elitist Brits as my examples of good female orators - there are many around the world and in this country I could have used. I know it sounds demeaning to focus so much on style, but at the strategic leader level, style is as important as substance.

159 posted on 08/13/2012 8:13:24 AM PDT by LaserJock
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To: Scoutmaster

No matter how you try to rationalize it... they didn’t fit together because they NEVER had the same audience.

LLS


160 posted on 08/13/2012 8:49:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

It won’t hurt ya to speak at the Rino Rodeo.
I like that phrase. Quite a bit. Well done.


in the immortal words of Jimmy Durante, “I’ve got a million of them..ah cha cha cha cha.”


161 posted on 08/13/2012 9:19:54 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: LibLieSlayer
> Ryan sat mute while mitt stated that he would NOT use Ryan's economic plan... that it would be HIS plan that they run on... on abc news this morning... Ryan never uttered a sound.

Geez. That was quick. As a condition of being selected for VP candidate, did Ryan agree to have his vocal cords cut?

So much for all this stuff about how "Ryan will steer Romney towards the right". Suuuuuuure he will....

What a cynical, sickening pile of cr@p this election is.

162 posted on 08/13/2012 9:21:23 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: GregB

Why don’t you Sarah haters get your own thread and have at it..one more thing bugger off!!!!!


Always stuck me as odd. Because, while some may believe she is not ready for the big league or whatever your reason to not like(?) her.
Its hard to argue she is not solidly conservative and is mostly a positive influence.
And, an inspiration to the little guy who rarely breaks through the BS barrier of the media and the GOPe types.
She is as close the regular American and still have some sway.
Family issues and all.
Or, perhaps that is the real issue with Mrs P?


163 posted on 08/13/2012 9:26:59 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: LibLieSlayer
No matter how you try to rationalize it... they didn’t fit together because they NEVER had the same audience.

My comment was solely a bit of trivia and was never intended to be a political commentary on Sarah Palin speaking or not speaking at the convention. I apologize if I left that impression.

As for your statement 'they NEVER had the same audience," you couldn't be more true with respect to the Hendrix/Monkee's trivia.

Hendrix quit opening for the Monkees in the middle of his contract because the audience wasn't a Hendrix audience. He'd come out and play Purple Haze as the audience of teenieboppers screamed "We want Davey!"

164 posted on 08/13/2012 9:27:43 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Friendofgeorge
Totally 159% disagree with your statement that Newt has done more for the cause than Sarah.

In my opinion, there is no comparison, in the other direction. Newt arguably even did more for the conservative cause domestically than Reagan did. Newt won a historic election, made Republicans the default majority in the House after 40 years out of power and forced a Democrat president to pass conservative domestic policies by winning the argument with the American public. Show me any other Republican who helped achieve as many concrete results as Newt did. Not saying Palin hasn't been a good contributor to the cause, but Newt spent a decade working in the House to push the party's platform to the right and sell it to the American public, and then reaped the gains of achieving huge electoral success for the party for another decade after that.

Palin loses points for not trying to run for President or any office after 2008. There's talking the talk and then there's walking the walk. When good people don't run, we're left with the likes of Boehner and McConnell running the day-to-day operations. Conservatives can offer all the rhetoric they want, but it's never going to be implemented if they leave the hard job of running for office up to the career politicians.

165 posted on 08/13/2012 9:34:32 AM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: Leep

Then I’ll be lookin’ for ‘em. Have a great day.


166 posted on 08/13/2012 9:36:44 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

> She won’t speak but McCain will.

Are they (RNC) TRYING to insult us?

If so, it’s working.


167 posted on 08/13/2012 9:39:34 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: JediJones
The GOP isn't about truth, justice, and the American Way. It's about tax breaks for Fortune 500 donors and the Business Roundtable. Beyond that, it's for the Council on Foreign Relations and businessmen and bankers in other countries. It's for ruling the American People, not representing them -- much less defending them, much less yet acting as their policy protagonists.

The GOP belongs to rich people. Sad fact. They just demand we vote for their hand-licking dogs like Boehner and Mitch McConnell, and put up with their constantly ostracizing patriots as you describe.

168 posted on 08/13/2012 10:00:46 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: dayglored
Rush is going on and on about how we now have a spokesman to talk up our conservative ideology... well mitt kept him silent this morning and he most likely will keep his boot on Ryan's neck. I hope that I am wrong but nothing to date points to my being wrong about mitt.

LLS

169 posted on 08/13/2012 10:07:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Scoutmaster

It is I that owe you an apology then. Please accept it.

LLS


170 posted on 08/13/2012 10:11:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: In Maryland; LibLieSlayer
....Ryan will outshine Romney and probably say 80%+ of what Sarah would have said.

Didn't you see the post above, about the obedience training Ryan is already getting? He won't say squat -- Romney's feeling threatened already and is giving him the Charlie McCarthy treatment. As in, shut up, boy, and let me do the talking.

171 posted on 08/13/2012 10:21:45 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Leep
She is as close the regular American and still have some sway. Family issues and all. Or, perhaps that is the real issue with Mrs P?

Here is the East Coast urbanites' beef with Sarah: She's American, they are not, and they don't want to be American. They actively dislike America, and insist that real Americans become more like them and validate their bastardized world.

They're like Sinclair Lewis; they want to sit around drinking wine all afternoon and blabbing back and forth about the latest French novel, and in between piking real America in the back -- the small-townies, the farmers, the pioneers, the patriots -- because they didn't go to good schools and get elite degrees in lit-crit and psych and French history. Middle America is all a POS because "those people" can't tell a Roquefort from a Stilton or a Pomerol from a Pouilly-Fuisse'. And they've never thrown a war and called that "the best achievable outcome".

Don't believe me? Start chasing links here, especially the Commentary article that started the fun. See also the David Frum article: He says he's a Republican. (Yeah, just like Romney and Jeffords and Olympia Snowe.)

Commentary dumps on Sarah.

David Frum, RiNO of Excellence, piles on.

And Gawker, too.

Check the reader comments posted by regular consumers of these sites .... they're like a lightning-flash of candid illumination of why Real America has so much trouble with Atlantic Slope RiNO's and Trotskyized Dims and Neocons.

172 posted on 08/13/2012 10:47:27 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: LaserJock
A) "Two different theaters of conflict, two different strategies."

Quitting as a strategy...interesting.

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B) "Sarah's theater is news cycles and election cycles."

At the time she quit her 'theater' was the governorship of Alaska.

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C) "writing books, trademarking, and speaking to any group that will listen, and building a war chest to take on the bad guys is part of her theater of operations."

where is the evidence that she is "building a war chest" rather than simply cashing in (which is fine but call it what it is)?

173 posted on 08/13/2012 10:55:26 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Libloather

Do you know if they offered her a spot? If they didn’t then they are FOOLS!! I could understand Sarah deciding on her own not to speak, but if they didn’t give her the chance that lowers them in my opinion.


174 posted on 08/13/2012 11:34:41 AM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: Hojczyk

Those are the two offices she’s made for. She’d do a lot of good in either one.


175 posted on 08/13/2012 11:53:15 AM PDT by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Agree totally (and good rock trivia there!). No matter one’s personal feelings about Gov. Palin (and as a noob, I’m leaving that alone), having that grouchy, decrepit, one-foot-in-the-grave, warmongering, establishment-loving old coot speak—and not offering the base a Palin speech as consolation—would be a buzzkill of cosmic proportions.


176 posted on 08/13/2012 11:59:55 AM PDT by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: Libloather

Good move by Palin.

I mean if she spoke she’s be Reagan to Mitt’s Gerry Ford circa 1976 and we all know who that worked out.


177 posted on 08/13/2012 12:02:33 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: Libloather

Palin. not speaking, well Mittens you just lost my vote


178 posted on 08/13/2012 12:08:00 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (conservatism is a lifestyle)
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To: mazda77

I guess I need to change my tag line again, because you guys simply cannot read whats been written.

Sometimes it is so easy to get you Palinistas going. You realize most of us that engage you folks do it for sport.

Personally, I could care less about this election. I am from MA and my vote doesn’t matter. The country is going down the sewer, and there is not much you, me, or Sarah is going to do about it.

Stack Silver, lead, and banana chips.


179 posted on 08/13/2012 12:20:31 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: mazda77

Wow...good comeback.

I have to chuckle when you guys suggest I show respect. If someone posts something here lately that doesn’t not bow down in front, or perhaps behind Sarah, the names start flying. You are late to this particular thread.

I expect more from Christian men and women, but evidently you are only christian to folks that think, act, and look like y’all.

And as far as the part of the country I come from, I just spent a week and a half touring through Florida, Alabama, and MS. I respect that your are honorable people and what not, but have you noticed that your towns are empty. I have been in third world countries that have town centers more populated that those places.

So, when you can cobble an economy together give me a call.


180 posted on 08/13/2012 12:24:33 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: wtc911

I once listened to my young sister argue with a parrot. She lost.


181 posted on 08/13/2012 12:39:19 PM PDT by LaserJock
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To: Vermont Lt

One darn thing for sure is “we” are not for Romney either but our disdain for Obama far outweighs being unnecessarily critical to the only one who is in a position to unseat the Dear Leader of the left.

Seems like “we” have cobbled an economy in our respective states where we are not fatalists and soldier on not complaining about our lot but doing absolutely everything we can to change it. Does Wisconsin, Florida and Texas have any meanings where “we” have turned things around?

The truth shall set you free, but at first it will make you miserable. Time for a few “patriots” in New England to receive their overdue dose of reality and only you have the ability to turn the rudder in your respective states at least ten degrees instead of letting it go on autopilot complaining that ten degrees is not enough.


182 posted on 08/13/2012 12:52:43 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: LaserJock
I once listened to my young sister argue with a parrot. She lost.

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tells me all I need to know about you and your sister....the parrot sounds interesting though...

183 posted on 08/13/2012 1:04:04 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: mazda77

In those states you mentioned, I tip my hat to you.

It is easy to sit in where ever you are and criticize MA conservatives and republicans. I think what we did in electing Scott Brown a couple of years ago shows we can pull it together.

The issue here is that even in the most conservative areas you get drowned out. And, quite honestly it is difficult to give a crap when you know it means nothing. We do what we can, where we can.

Given that we STARTED the last revolution, I think we can get a little break from conservatives in other states.

Getting back to the original points of my posts—I just get frustrated when folks who CAN make a difference get all worked up over what Sarah is going to do, or not do. Sarah’s time is not now. Perhaps later, but not now. And there are tons of people on Free Republic who worship her to a degree that it gets in the way of what we CAN do now.

And to your point of letting go of the rudder? Voting for Romney even here in MA is a wasted vote. I will turn the lever for him, but he will NEVER win Mass. Never EVER. It is a simple fact of life around here.

The best we will be able to do for the cause is make sure a stake goes in Barney’s chest...let him sail away to Block Island with his “wife” “husband” or whatever they call each other. We will put Scott Brown back too. Not Reagan, but not Elizabeth Warren either.

Thank you for being civil. That doesnt happen much around here these days.

Essayons


184 posted on 08/13/2012 1:30:27 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I am NOT from Vermont. I am from MA. And I don't support Romney. Please read before "assuming.")
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To: presently no screen name

This wouldn’t be done during the Republican Convention. We have the numbers so why not show our power? I would also like to see Sarah’s PAC begin to take over from the so-call C-PAC which is controlled by svengali Grover Norquist friend of the jihad.


185 posted on 08/13/2012 1:56:11 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: onedoug

One good thing, at least the Republicans know they are being played for suckers I am not sure that the Democrats get it yet.


186 posted on 08/13/2012 2:07:48 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: JediJones

It is miraculous that Ronald Reagan was able to get through the obstacle course.


187 posted on 08/13/2012 2:13:42 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: okie01

Did you hear Limbaugh on Fox News saying that the Republican Party has no ideology? That was stunning.


188 posted on 08/13/2012 2:19:15 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom
Did you hear Limbaugh on Fox News saying that the Republican Party has no ideology? That was stunning.

No, as a matter of fact, I didn't. I'm glad, however, that Limbaugh agrees with me...

189 posted on 08/13/2012 3:49:32 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: cradle of freedom
Did you hear Limbaugh on Fox News saying that the Republican Party has no ideology? That was stunning.

No, as a matter of fact, I didn't. I'm glad, however, that Limbaugh agrees with me...

190 posted on 08/13/2012 3:49:34 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: cradle of freedom
Did you hear Limbaugh on Fox News saying that the Republican Party has no ideology? That was stunning.

No, as a matter of fact, I didn't. I'm glad, however, that Limbaugh agrees with me...

191 posted on 08/13/2012 3:49:35 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: LaserJock

“Yeah, and George Washington quit when he retreated from New York rather than face certain annihilation in an unfriendly environment (New York was full of Loyalists) that limited his maneuvering room.

One must sometimes reposition in order to strike back and eventually win. History is full of General Custer’s who just refused to acknowledge reality and give up some ground when necessary. Sarah has handled things admirably in this regard and is now a more powerful force for conservatism than she could possibly have been in the Little Big Horn of the Alaska Governors Mansion.”

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Excellent post!


192 posted on 08/13/2012 4:33:32 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“Sarah speaking at romney’s convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkey’s.”

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LOL! Literally. If my kids were here right now they’d be asking me why I’m cracking up. :) That is the perfect comparison.

*still laughing* :)


193 posted on 08/13/2012 4:35:45 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“Sarah speaking at romney’s convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkey’s.”

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LLS, although I love what you currently have, you should seriously consider making this your tagline until the end of the convention. It is hysterical, and quite apt. :)


194 posted on 08/13/2012 4:40:15 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: death2tyrants; smalltownslick

“But why does McCain get to speak? What does he have to say?

“My friends, we have nothing to fear from a second Obama term.”
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LOL. “And in that second term, he’ll reach across the aisle...” blah blah blah...


195 posted on 08/13/2012 4:45:15 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: proud American in Canada

In your honor my friend... I will make it so!

LLS


196 posted on 08/13/2012 5:28:41 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at romney’s convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkees)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Boehner and McConnell have to be CFR lap dogs. Their job is to keep down the people who have real spirit, the powers that be can’t let the people actually believe they have the power.


197 posted on 08/13/2012 5:42:13 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Vermont Lt

With all due respect (in a positive sense) I grew up all over the world to include some time in New England and more than just a few weeks. In living the local cultures`in this country, far east, middle east and Europe, I have come to appreciate what each has to offer as well as seeing the warts of the same. I use these experiences to evaluate all I encounter and am far richer for it.

So to being a native born Texan, of a Midwestern father and a German Bavarian mother I can see the world just a bit differently as most. I appreciate your compliment and I implore you to not give up on your state, whichever it is, (just kidding).

I am taking a day off from my business to participate as a poll worker for the Florida primary tomorrow. I purposely volunteered to work a precinct that is heavily Democrat and minority because I can honestly use my life experiences to interact with the people there in which they can take me seriously as I project an attitude of respect, no matter how much we differ on ideology.

I have learned that I will never change their minds by “telling: them what the truth is but instead use my skills of language to simply ask them questions I know they will not answer to me but they cannot hide from themselves. basically, a Johnny Appleseed approach to political and societal problems. just plant the seed and watch it grow.


198 posted on 08/13/2012 7:51:11 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: LaserJock

I thought both your posts were excellent and very thought-provoking, especially your post 159 about Sarah’s voice. I’ve been a total supporter of hers for four years, and more than one person in agreement with me has mentioned her voice being shrill - even a dear friend in Texas (and if a Texas woman’s voice can’t shatter glass, nothing can - I mean that as humor, not unkindness) Sarah’s voice never bothered me at all, but you made very good points.

Welcome to FR, by the way - I see you’re rather new, and I think you’re a good addition.


199 posted on 08/13/2012 8:02:33 PM PDT by CatDancer (Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. 2 Cor.3:17)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Sarah speaking at Romney’s convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkees.

Jimi Hendrix did open for the Monkees, more than once. It wasn't pretty.

It's well known that there is bad blood between Palin and Romney. I expect Palin to campaign hard in House and Senate races, and for that campaigning to have coattails that help Romney/Ryan.

200 posted on 08/13/2012 9:36:42 PM PDT by bIlluminati (290 Reps, 67 Senators, 38 state legislatures - Impeach, convict, amend)
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