Skip to comments.We lost. But Palin still pulled out 2 new TP Senators: Deb Fischer and Ted Cruz
Posted on 11/07/2012 8:58:46 AM PST by convertedtoreason
Fischer, 61, a state legislator, easily won in a state that has trended more conservative in recent years.
Elected to the Nebraska legislature in 2004, Fischer upset two better-known opponents to win the Republican primary. She will succeed retiring Democratic Senator Ben Nelson.
Fischer has said she favors repeal of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms and supports passage of a balanced budget amendment. She also supports more oil drilling and construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would go through Nebraska.
Kerrey was elected governor of Nebraska in 1982. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1988, re-elected in 1994 and sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1992. He also served as member of a commission looking into the September 11 attacks.
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Deb Fischer - Nebraska (diplacing one D seat in the Senate) Ted Cruz - Texas (beating the RINOs to get the seat of an old RINO)
Nebraska has truly become a Red State. Thanks to TP/Palin Team.
Across the country, some local TP candidates lost because they were dragged down by the national ticket. Allen West and Mia Love(?) lost in FL. So sad.
No more RINO’s will be supported by this Military American!
Anybody what to start a lottery on naming the day Bob “ol’carpet-bagger” Kerry announces his intention to move back to New York?
Forget Palin. She has been trivialized and is not an influence.
Any GOP candidate could have won those seats. Romney won them by 13% and 16%. Palin had nothing to do with it. Now, if Palin’s endorsement had helped Mourdock and Akin win, I’d have been impressed. I like Palin personally, but her political judgment stinks to high heaven. She helped take out RINOs during the primaries in swing or blue states who would have won in the general. She cost us 2 Senate seats in 2010 and another 2 this year.
First, you put a fake headline up, then try to interpret it to suit you. The article you link to does not even MENTION Palin. Talk about grasping at straws.
And a Hispanic R wins in Texas. Wow...did you think they would elect a Democrat? And NO articles I could find about his victory mention Palin as the reason he won.....none.
Palin is like many other likeable conservatives...likeable (to many), but not electable to national office.
So just lean back and watch her as she does what she does, and quit pimping her for something she ain't.
Sarah Palin had little to nothing to do with Ted Cruz winning in Texas. He had broad support all over the state and none of that had ANYTHING to do with Sarah Palin. I was a Cruz supporter and can assure you that Palin had little to do in the scheme of things with Cruz winning.
Palin’s political instincts are phenomenal, and she endorsed Aiken’s opponent in the primary, not Aiken.
Palin moved the Senate right with Fischer and Cruz.
No, but I'll start one betting he has already slinked back there within three months.
Texas sized GOP U.S. Senate Nomination captured by Cruz - Shows Palin Power
ELECTION 2012AUGUST 1, 2012
“”The anointed Texas political establishment contender, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, was leading in the GOP runoff race to capture the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. He had a whos who list of solid republican mainstream backers. Most state and national election experts had already inked Dewhurst into the senatorial win column.
Yet, in the conservative voter trenches of Texas, the real who s who that truly counted was the voters and a Tea Party movement that would not say die or give up. In their corner was the former Alaskan Governor named Sarah Im Not Afraid to Fight Palin. Palin endorsed Ted Cruz, and Ted Cruz won! Boy did he win.
But that is not the whole story. GOP insider politics in Texas had Dewhurst leading comfortably. In fact, in one corner of the political ring was Dewhurst, and the royalty of Texas politics who came out in a big way for the 66-year-old Dewhurst. The Lt. Governor even loaned $24 million from his fortune to his campaign to insure his win.””
In a Republican primary, everyone claims to be conservative and voters are pretty cynical. They are tired of these candidates that sounds great on the stump. They say they are going to cut spending, they get into the office and they become spineless jellyfish, Cruz said. I think conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is a real deal.
AND TED CRUZ IS A LIAR! LOLOL! OF COURSE, PALIN DID NOTHING BUT _____ . Whatever you say, man. You’re CK and Rove in your own right.
True and I am really tired of the Palin zealots!
***Sarah Palin might have been sitting out this years Republican National Convention, but that does not mean that she has been forgotten by the party faithful in Tampa.
Especially not by Ted Cruz, who credits her endorsement with helping him beat Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the race for the Texas GOP Senate nomination.
While speaking with POLITICOs Mike Allen this morning, the Texas Republican Senate nominee called Palins endorsement game-changing.
If you look at the senate races across the country this cycle and last cycle, Governor Palin has had a game changing impact one after the other, explained Cruz.***
From your lips to her ears...by way of God, I hope!
I ask myself, had this been Palin and a hard-fought campaign over true conservative principles would I feel as bad today? Yes and No, I guess, but as much as I respect Gov. Romney as a person, I know that conservatism was not what this election was about.
Very happy to see Bob Kerrey hauling his carpetbag back to NY. We need more Senators like Deb Fischer.
Palin got Cruz elected? BS! If anything, Mark Levin made him a household name. Palin is a political flirt, nothing more.
They are recipient of SarahPAC:
BREITBART.COM CREDITED SARAH FOR DEB’S WINNING THE PRIMARY AGAINST . The rest of the GOPE including Rice came in late 2012.
Who is better? You or a Breitbart-sponsored article?
Sorry if the above offends. But I’m just stating a fact.
But you are acting like the Democrats! Calling it a straw because of your ignorance of Deb’s history doesn’t not make above either inaccurate or misleading.
The fact is there. You just don’t know it. [Or obviously you’re rooting for one candidate in 2016 and you’re just trying to silence the field with your ëlectability syndrome! Nice!]
I can’t wait to hear your own/next electable R to win the primary in 2016.
Palin is flirt?
Then what do you call all those GOPers in the Congress who just recently funded the Obamacare? Prostitutes? or Prostitues of GOP/E?
And Rush is what? A big fat call boy?
And you? You’re the genius of them all. LOL!
Sorry friend. But Levin is a main personal friend of Palin and exchanging notes when it comes to supporting a wannabe. And the relationship is symbiotic.
If you can’t find one single elected politician to discredit Evil Sarah, you looked for a commentator/pundit! Your argument is actually a classical example of a straw.
Yes, Palin is just a political flirt, the “will she” or “won’t she” issue she went through for months only to decide not to after getting boatloads of donations. If anyone gives her credit they are simply playing the game and trying to be nice. She has little effect on voter turnout.
Looks like I was wrong about Palin too according to Cruz.
Hey, I was wrong on both counts.
I never said Cruz was a liar by the way. I just did not see Palin as being the main reason he won. I'm still kinda surprised by that assertion but if the candidate himself said it how can I argue with that?
So I admit it seems I was wrong. I can admit that, well, because I am that cool and awesome:)
You got to be KIDDING me.
Cruz won due to his great campaign and Texas and Nebraska are deep red. Meanwhile we lost all the real swing state races. It was a huge huge opportunity and we totally wasted it.
sorry, those victories do not go to Sarah Palin alone, though she did add her support there
a big chunk of the Conservative GOP funding help from outside, and acting inside the party directly against the GOP-elite, came from U.S. Senator Jim Demint and his Senate Conservative PAC (which he set up on his own some years ago to go head to head against the RINO choices).
As a Conservative and a Senator Jim has been stepping out front, bucking the establishment, working for our new Conservative Senators often before anyone else, and although he has not done as much for his own public recognition as Sarah, she has been no where near the constant force on this issue - a more Conservative U.S. Senate - as Jim.
So, at least give credit where credit is due.
No arguments there. So you can post another a similar one with the names you like.
Deb’s win is significant. Because GOPE was trying to influence the primaries.
For Ted Cruz, as if I didn’t know what really happened. But nuff said. For Sarah being credited for Senator Elect Ted, well you should have questioned all the articles (red and blue controlled media) that came out when Ted won the primaries.
For the swing state ... what can I say. Obviously Romney dragged the ticket down.
But for Allen West’s loss ... the Redistricting of GOP/E-controlled FL Republican leadership should be blamed for it. They hated him.
sorry, but Jim was working on Cruz behalf before Sarah even knew who Ted was; yes, we’re glad she helped, and I’m happy she did, but Frankly, in the end, with the fiancial help from Jim to keep his campaign going, I think Ted would have won without her; he defeated his opponent IN rhe campaign not on endorsements - in my view
Memo to Palin, DeMint, et al.:
It’s time to set up an annual retreat for all potential Conservative Senate & House candidates. They shall be thoroughly trained on how to respond to provocative Lame Stream Media questions on rape & incest. Think of it as “Foot-in-Mouth Prevention Boot Camp”.
Ted Cruz won his race. He had a LOT of Texas supporters.
My point is larger than that.
It is expected for Cruz and Fischer to win. Red states.
What hurts is the many races we have LOST. Akin, Mourdock, Berg, Allen etc. Romney did NOT drag down IN and MO and MT. He won those states but the senate candidates still lost.
If Sarah helped in a primary, great, but that’s not the big deal. Winning in November is the big deal. if you dont win in Nov, you get a big heap o nothing.
“So, at least give credit where credit is due.”
Hear hear on this.
I am sick and tired of people attributing everything to Sarah Palin when it simply isnt true.
Palin was involved in, but removed from this race.
Palin emerges unscathed.
Ready I hope, and believe, to compete for our future.
who pissed on your corn flakes today?
Take it from someone who actually walked precincts for Deb Fischer’s campaign (primary and general). I can attest at the ground level that Palin’s endorsement (especially in the primary) was important. Even Fischer COMMENTED TO ME PERSONALLY that Palin’s endorsement was a well-needed game changer.
(NE primary): One week before her endorsement, polite poker faces as I knocked on doors. One week after her endorsement, the mood change was far more receptive. Palin’s name came up in quite a few houses (that’s the VOTERS who brought up her name, not me) and I snagged a few volunteers in the process. So yeah, it was big.
Even Cruz stated that Palin’s endorsement was a game changer....and those two weren’t the only ones as I visited the political circuit rather extensively this year talking to campaign volunteers around the country. Trust me, from what I’ve heard in certain circles, come 2014, her phone will be ringing for help and she’ll be hitting the speaking circuit.
To all the naysayers out there who claim to be a conservative, you DO realize we’re in this together and it’s all hands on deck....right? We’ve just seen what it’s like when people get shoved out the door and we’re told to “sit down, shut up, be our bitch or get lost” from the RNC leadership. Remember RNC rules 12 and 16? Remember Romney and his advisers thinking they had the base in their pockets? Remember Palin getting the big snub? The crappy messaging and ORCA debacle? The folks who stayed home on friggin election night...AGAIN!!! The fact we got nearly three million less votes than McCain? Well, so much for the big friggen tent theory. AND PEOPLE STILL BITCH THAT PALIN BROUGHT NOTHING TO THE TICKET???? AND THEY STILL SHOVE SH*T to the base and say it’s cake (eat up you knuckle draggers).
Palin has moved into the pop-culture war (something I DON’T see with today’s GOP leadership) and she makes a buck out of it....SO WHAT you malcontents...she’s earned that buck and didn’t have to kiss Karl Rove’s butt. Palin has helped others get into the Senate/Congress/Governorships and the malcontents get cranky....SO WHAT!!!
If the RNC leadership wants to win in 2014/2016 they better start listening to the base, get up to speed with the social media, make the outreaches and stop f-ing around with the base. When the GOPe starts shoving conservatives like Palin, Bachmann, and West out the door they are saying to me that they don’t want my help. Okay big boys, message received.