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Coverage of Sarah's announcement on Fox and Friends this morning (35 seconds)

Posted on 10/06/2011 3:55:57 AM PDT by Scythian

I rolled out of bed ran down and got my cup of coffee and back up to bed to watch Fox and Friends, I thought for sure Sarah's announcement would come after the coverage of Steve Job's passing, but I kept waiting, and waiting, and waiting. I even began to doubt that what I had read about Sarah's not running last night was a fake. Finally, at 6:35 this morning, 35 minutes into the show spoke about Sarah's announcement. Mind you, this is after talking about today being national noodle day for at least 3 minutes.

The coverage was short, probably 30 seconds worth, and it was demeaning towards Sarah in my opinion.

1) Gretchen stated that the reason Sarah didn't do a press conference like Christie was that there were actually people pressing Christie to run. Now, this implies that the regular people pushing for Sarah to run aren't real people like the ones pushing for Christie.

2) Whats his name made a remark about Sarah's "Title" statement.

I was really shocked.


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To: LibLieSlayer
Here's my problem with Cain. He is a political animal, he was running for office for a while now, he just lost. He went to an all black college, which I don't like and he is apparently still for affirmative action. I don't like crazy tax plans that probably will never pass anyway and I don't like people without records.

I can look at MItt and say he is a moderate to liberal Republican because his record says so. I can look at Perry and say he is a very social Conservative and he is not a tax raiser and he is a spending cutter, because of his record. I can point to flaws and positives in both. Cain is another unknown entity who speaks well and comes across as a decent man but he needs to be vetted like Mitt and Perry have been then we will see where he stands. right now he says the right things and is amiable but i don't know him and his record is invisible.

51 posted on 10/06/2011 5:02:29 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: ari-freedom
Not sure why so many people are fascinated by a sales tax instead of a flat income tax.

Because it's immoral to tax the sweat of your brow.

52 posted on 10/06/2011 5:03:34 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Eye of Unk
They seem to be smugly silent and satisfied that Sarah Palin is gone.

Because they knew for months she wasn't going to run? As did I am many others here. Palin was doing zero to prepare for a presidential campaign and that has been obvious for a very long time, only her most fanatical supporters failed to see it. She ran a very long drawn out tease campaign that fooled about 10% of conservatives who had attached all their hopes and dreams to her. Finally it is over and those in the media who had been certain Palin wasn't running were proven right.

53 posted on 10/06/2011 5:04:30 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Abbeville Conservative
The only people doing a disservice to the field are the candidates themselves. With the exception of Cain they are a pitiful lot. Sarah didn’t cause them to suck so badly. They did that on their own.

Well said. The absence of any one candidate did not cause anyone to implode on their own. They didn't need any help to do that.

54 posted on 10/06/2011 5:05:41 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

In another thread Newt has said that if offered a VP slot he would not say no. Could he give Cain the experience in certain areas that he needs?


55 posted on 10/06/2011 5:05:41 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Dittos....

This whole meat grinder process of debate after debate has gotten us to where we are now.

The candidates have spoken leaving the field where it is right now.

Candidate A flubs up and falls in the polls, then Candidate B flubs up and falls in the polls etc. etc.


56 posted on 10/06/2011 5:05:55 AM PDT by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Dittos....

This whole meat grinder process of debate after debate has gotten us to where we are now.

The candidates have spoken leaving the field where it is right now.

Candidate A flubs up and falls in the polls, then Candidate B flubs up and falls in the polls etc. etc.


57 posted on 10/06/2011 5:06:01 AM PDT by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
I think in that light, FOX handled everything fine. Palin was interviewed on FOX last night, after all. It isn’t breaking news this morning.

Unless Fox fawns over her and strews her path with rose petals from now until eternity, there are people here who will criticize them and call them leftists. It's a sad commentary.

58 posted on 10/06/2011 5:08:11 AM PDT by BfloGuy (Given enough time, the primary function of any bureaucracy becomes the employment of its employees.)
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To: grey_whiskers

I hope Palin tells Fox to take a flying leap.


59 posted on 10/06/2011 5:10:08 AM PDT by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
BWAHAHAHAHA!

"Ailes hates Palin...Murdoch hates Palin . . .""

Yeah right; that's why they gave her a $ 1 Million/year contract, because they hate her. /rolleyes

Get real.

Sarah Palin did this to herself. She has only herself to blame. She could have done the same thing 3 months ago only her ego would allow it.

Once more we see Sarah "belly up to the bar" only to back away and disappoint her supporters. I guess she really is a quitter.
60 posted on 10/06/2011 5:15:32 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Scythian

SO....Now she’s a quitter. No /s tag.

She did not “step down” to prepare for a presidential run.


61 posted on 10/06/2011 5:16:47 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: LibLieSlayer
... worst lineup in my lifetime

You type very well for 3.

62 posted on 10/06/2011 5:17:50 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: Sudetenland

Honest, I didn’t even see your post. It takes me 4 minutes to type two lines.


63 posted on 10/06/2011 5:19:08 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: normy
Here's my problem with Cain. He is a political animal, he was running for office for a while now, he just lost.

By the way, he certainly isn't the only candidate that has run for office before! lol

2004: Won second place in US Senate Republican primary When I ran as a conservative Black Republican in the 2004 election for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, the party faithful considered me as an outsider because I had not asked permission from the Republican Party leaders in Georgia, nor had I ever sought any elective office before. I won an impressive second place in the Republican Primary. It is this experience that has made me aware of the rising tide of the politically homeless. Democratic Party insiders are nearing political bankruptcy. I have seen how many Democratic candidates distort, ignore, and even change the facts to try to get elected. Although Republicans are not innocent in this regard, their political capital is on the rise. In fact, my own party has a unique opportunity to dominate the political landscape for decades if they do a better job of reaching out to the party outsiders with results, rather than waiting for outsiders to reach in. Source: They Think You're Stupid, by Herman Cain, p. xv-xvi , Jun 14, 2005

He went to an all black college, which I don't like

High school salutatorian; scholarship to Morehouse College I was accepted by several historically black colleges, and was even offered scholarships to most of them, because of my rank as salutatorian (2nd highest grades). I certainly was not offered the scholarships based on my standardized test scores, because they were consistently mediocre, as were the scores of most of my classmates. I had decided to attend Morehouse College because it was affordable, and I could commute by bus from home. Morehouse also awarded me a first-year tuition scholarship. Source: CEO of SELF, by Herman Cain, p. 9-10 , Aug 1, 2001

and he is apparently still for affirmative action.

It depends on what you mean by the term 'affirmative action' When I ran in the 2004 Republican U.S. Senate primary in Georgia, the majority of my support came from white Georgians, not urban Atlanta's African-Americans. Those who supported my campaign and voted for me embraced my issue-based campaign.

What did the media always want to ask me about? My position on affirmative action. My standard answer was, "It depends on what you mean by the term 'affirmative action'." That usually caused blank stares from the reporters and allowed me to turn the focus back on the big issues.

In the real world, the individuals who usually rise to the top of their chosen professions and achieve their dreams are the most talented and hardest working. In the political world, success is too often determined by political tenure, timing and factors none of us can control, such as our race, ethnicity or sex. Source: Political column, THE New Voice, "Diversity Distraction" , Jan 29, 2007

I oppose government-imposed hiring quotas
Though my positions on the political issues have wavered little throughout my life, I honestly did not realize I was a conservative until I began my campaign for US Senate. I am pro-life on the issue of abortion. I fully support the Second Amendment right to bear arms. I am opposed to a government-imposed quota system on hiring practices. I believe we must replace the out-of-date federal tax code, and I believe Congress must severely cut back on its wasteful spending. But I did not know the term conservative defined my belief system. Prior to initial consultations with my campaign consultants when I ran for US Senate in Georgia, no one had ever packaged my political views into a single term. Source: They Think You're Stupid, by Herman Cain, p. 21-26 , Jun 14, 2005

64 posted on 10/06/2011 5:19:25 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: MikeSteelBe

You’re wrong. Palin will continue her assault on the establishment as well as support tea party candidates. Just because she isn’t running does not mean she will disappear.

I look forward to her continued attacks on Obama, mainly because she’s still one of a few who has the stones to do so.


65 posted on 10/06/2011 5:20:03 AM PDT by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Screw fox... they were never our friends and they were NEVER conservative.

... EXACTLY, Roger is in it with Billionaire Murdock for the MONEY and POWER to control the people... pretty easy to get a following by not being leftwing news, and if you listen they always run down the conservative and push for the RINO... it’s the Medved model, ex lefties talk moderate and ridicule any real conservative when they get the chance. NOT your friends and should be treated that way!

ymmv


66 posted on 10/06/2011 5:20:43 AM PDT by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: John W
I’m a big fan and was sorely disappointed by the news yesterday. But, once the news was out she became essentially irrelevant in my opinion. Her standing lately has been as a potential presidential candidate. Now, she is more or less, nothing.

I"m a big Sarah Palin fan too and was very disappointed when she announced that she wouldn't run. Then I thought about it and came to the conclusion that Sarah Palin has been a very positive force for conservatives and that with all the media attacks on her and her family, the death threats and so on, she probably made the right choice - for her. However, I can't help feeling that the leftmedia 'won' by marginalizing Palin to the degree that she would have had an uphill road to win the election but I thought she would do it out of patriotism. I also have some doubts whether America is ready to elect a woman as our president. I see a lot of none-too-subtle misogynistic comments all over the internet - even on FR - when Sarah Palin's name comes up, as it often does. Still, like many others, I was ready to support Palin had she chosen to run. Now, she is out of the 2012 presidential race and, I believe, although Sarah Palin will still be a voice for conservatives (and her endorsement will be a huge boost to someone - preferably Herman Cain) she'll lose much of her influence.

Oh, the leftmedia will still mock her but she won't be the target she was when she could have thwarted Obama's re-election plans. That will be a relief for Sarah Palin and her family but by the same token, Palin will never have the same influence she once enjoyed because now, as a non-candidate, she is just another voice in the cacophony of voices vying for attention on the national political scene. Sure, she'll still get some attention but nothing like she had a week ago when she was a potential president. Too bad - but Sarah Palin has made her choice and we all have to move on as the 2012 election process unfolds. That being said, I don't dismiss Sarah Palin as 'nothing', she is simply not a factor in my election plans. Right now, I'm supporting Herman Cain. I hope he can make it past the establishment candidates and bring some conservative common sense to the presidency. Of course, I have some issues with his '999' plan but those will undoubtedly be worked out as he campaigns. We'll see. As for Palin, well, many on FR clamored for her to get in or get out - and now she's officially out, so they should be happy - but don't bet on it. Cain will be the next target. Wait for it.

67 posted on 10/06/2011 5:21:21 AM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: normy
which gives massive prebate checks to those making under 20 g's a year everyone.

Geez, if you screw up the basic concept of refunding everyone's sales tax up to the poverty level, the rest of your ranting is proven unreliable and worthless.

68 posted on 10/06/2011 5:22:06 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: Scythian

Wait!

It’s National Noodle Day?


69 posted on 10/06/2011 5:23:21 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: Nextrush

The good thing is that when they flub, like Perry calling people ‘heartless’, it lets people see the real Perry. And that is a good thing.


70 posted on 10/06/2011 5:23:57 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: MikefromOhio

Mike... he needs her help and the help of people like Rush. I am supporting Cain but the man is in uncharted waters for himself and he needs help. You want him to win... take off the blinders.

LLS


71 posted on 10/06/2011 5:27:38 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: Sudetenland
Once more we see Sarah "belly up to the bar" only to back away and disappoint her supporters. I guess she really is a quitter.

I wouldn't call her a quitter. She left the Governorship for very good reasons so I don't fault her at all on that. She never was a candidate so she didn't quit, she did, however, string people along, far too long and I think that will hurt her in the ling run. But, she made a ton of money doing it so she might not really care, money is in the bank!

72 posted on 10/06/2011 5:27:57 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: ari-freedom
yeah but then you’re taxing legal Americans who already paid taxes.

HOw so? If the income tax goes away, along with most others, how is a consumption tax double dipping? If you are against double dipping, what about our CURRENT layered tax scheme? How does a flat tax get rid of SS, Medi-fruad, etc... ?

You can be against an NRST, just try to keep it factual.

73 posted on 10/06/2011 5:42:21 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: Scythian

I stopped watching Fox & Friends years ago. I barely watch their other programming anymore. I’ve hated FOX since they worked so hard to pimp Rudy Guiliani in the last election. They are doing the same thing to Romney now. Just like John McCain - FOX hates conservatives and only courts them when they need them to get re-elected or to get ratings.

Conservatives should stop watching FOX, and let them see what kind of ratings they get then.


74 posted on 10/06/2011 5:45:11 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: LibLieSlayer
Mike... he needs her help and the help of people like Rush. I am supporting Cain but the man is in uncharted waters for himself and he needs help. You want him to win... take off the blinders.

It's uncharted territory for Palin too. That's why she begged out.
75 posted on 10/06/2011 5:45:42 AM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: normy
The thing I was most angry about was her waiting. Get in or out because she was doing a disservice to the field.

Agreed. I'm just guessing, but her hesitation could have keep other true conservatives from entering the race early enough to make a difference.

After all, if I were a leading conservative politician, I might have said to myself: "No need for me to declare if Palin will probably run."

76 posted on 10/06/2011 5:52:59 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: tnlibertarian
22,350 for family of four is what is defined as poverty level guidelines for receiving federal program assistance.
77 posted on 10/06/2011 5:53:35 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Netizen
Yeah, well, I have to admit, I was just trying to yank a few chains of those who were so vehement in bashing Perry, because they were Palin supporters. They deserve it, but in truth, I know why she resigned and I know she wasn't "a quitter."

Mea culpa :)
78 posted on 10/06/2011 5:53:55 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Leaning Right
That is what I thought too and even if they did, for about 10% of the voting base it was Sarah only and everyone else was a Rino. They would deny it now but that was certainly the case.
79 posted on 10/06/2011 5:55:25 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

Normy, sounds like you just want to vote for the lesser of two evils. I for one have had to do that my entire adult life and I am sick and tired of it.

Cain has the best resume. Period

He has a history if taking failing organizations and turning them around. Growing them and creating jobs.

Romney has a history of buying businesses and flipping them for a profit once he lay’s people off and balances the sheets.

Perry has a history of “if its not broke don’t fixit”. He inherited a pretty strong state government and economy.

I would vote for either of these men over the empty suit that occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Ave today. However, during the primary I will vote for the man I prefer. After last night it became Cain.


80 posted on 10/06/2011 5:55:42 AM PDT by bbernard
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To: ari-freedom
Not sure why so many people are fascinated by a sales tax instead of a flat income tax.

That's easy. With a sales tax I don't have to reveal my income. It's nobody's business.

81 posted on 10/06/2011 5:56:25 AM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: Scythian
Gretchen stated that the reason Sarah didn't do a press conference like Christie was that there were actually people pressing Christie to run. Now, this implies that the regular people pushing for Sarah to run aren't real people like the ones pushing for Christie.
Indeed.
82 posted on 10/06/2011 5:57:20 AM PDT by bvw
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To: normy
22,350 for family of four is what is defined as poverty level guidelines for receiving federal program assistance.

Okay, but the prebates are not sent only to those making that amount or less. They are for the amount that would be taxed on spending up to that amount for every family. In other words, the sales tax would kick when a family spends over the poverty amount.

From the FairTax website:

"All valid Social Security cardholders who are U.S. residents receive a monthly prebate equivalent to the FairTax paid on essential goods and services, also known as the poverty level expenditures. The prebate is paid in advance, in equal installments each month. The size of the prebate is determined by the Department of Health & Human Services’ poverty level guideline multiplied by the tax rate. This is a well-accepted, long-used poverty-level calculation that includes food, clothing, shelter, transportation, medical care, etc. "

83 posted on 10/06/2011 6:03:18 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: tnlibertarian
Geez, if you screw up the basic concept of refunding everyone's sales tax up to the poverty level, the rest of your ranting is proven unreliable and worthless.

Actually that's not true. I could make a mistake (I didn't and actually was conservative with my 20 g's #) and the rest of my "rant" (hardly a rant, more like simple disagreement with this policy) could still stand. Prebates are prebates, handouts are handouts.

Is the 9 percent income tax for everyone too or do those families making 22,500 not pay that either? Just questions I have. If they do they just received a 9% income tax hike on the poorest Americans.

If they don't they receive an estimated prebate check for what they may spend on sales tax in the coming year. That is a new welfare subsidy.

Do we end the food stamp program that 1/6th of Americans are on now or does that stay in place while we still hand out prebates. I just want to know because it sounds like a crap deal for the middle class.

That tax money comes from you and I. The Fed could always print more money I guess.

You sure your a libertarian while defending the virtues of government handouts? That's not very libertarian of you.

84 posted on 10/06/2011 6:04:54 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: ari-freedom
Not sure why so many people are fascinated by a sales tax instead of a flat income tax

I like the idea of a national sales tax, as long as it's capped at 9%.

Here's why. There is a huge underground economy. Those people avoid the income tax by doing cash-only transactions. Yet they get the benefits of government (defense, etc.). You and I pay our share, plus their share. A national sales tax will force everyone to pay something.

And think of how much easier it would be to administer a sales tax instead of an income tax. Just collect 9%, period.

Of course, the problem is in the capping. President Hermann Cain will want 9%. Then 10 years later President Chelsea Clinton will want to bump it up to 20%.

85 posted on 10/06/2011 6:06:13 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Puddleglum
She fails to realize that since she is NOT running, then far fewer folks will care what she thinks. She has become the kind of backseat driver, coach-from-the-couch persona that makes me cringe.

Yes. And while I hate to say it, now every time Palin criticizes Obama, part of me will say "Well, then, you had the opportunity. Why didn't you do something about it?"

86 posted on 10/06/2011 6:11:21 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Netizen
Couple of questions Mr. Cain ;-)

Do those living under the poverty level get a 9 percent income tax increase under your tax plan?

Do those under the poverty level receive prebate checks to cover the sales tax imposed on all new purchases? If not the new tax on poverty level citizens will be 18%, is this correct?

If those under the poverty level receive prebate checks, who pays for them?

If those living under the poverty level do not pay the 9% income tax isn't this tax plan more wealth redistribution? Isn't it really forcing the middle class to carry a new sales tax burden of the almost 50 million poor that has been created under the Obama Administration?

Why not just make Bush's tax cuts permanent and support the Houses Cut, Cap and Balance proposal instead? Wont that do more for stimulating the economy?

87 posted on 10/06/2011 6:12:25 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Scythian
Palin takes swipes at full-time Fox personalities. She has been biting the hand that feeds her for some time and using her appearances on GVS to maintain her 'keep them quessing' act for months.

It would not surprise me one bit to see Fox terminate the relationship in the near future either by buying the contract out or limiting her air-time to the point of virtual disappearance.

And, without Fox, Sarah is done in the public eye...at least as long as she stays in Alaska.

88 posted on 10/06/2011 6:18:35 AM PDT by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: rabidralph
She’ll still be around long after they’ve lost their contracts.

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Really? Doing what? How will she keep her spot in the public eye now that she has walked away from the only thing that made her relevent...a presidential run?

Some folks have said that she will make a big splash at the GOP convention but why would they invite a non-candidate who has gone out of her way to label them all as "crony capitalists" and part of the problem?

Sorry, but imo, she will fade away...not completely but almost.

89 posted on 10/06/2011 6:24:08 AM PDT by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: Scythian

SeeBS (I know, I know, not my choice) had only a brief segment as well. Most of their coverage has been Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, and I don’t mean employment.


90 posted on 10/06/2011 6:25:46 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Netizen
string people along, far too long and I think that will hurt her in the ling run. But, she made a ton of money doing it so she might not really care, money is in the bank!

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Yep, she got paid and as her husband said the other day....she doesn't care who she pisses off.

91 posted on 10/06/2011 6:30:56 AM PDT by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: normy
Here's my problem with Cain. He is a political animal, he was running for office for a while now, he just lost. He went to an all black college, which I don't like and he is apparently still for affirmative action. I don't like crazy tax plans that probably will never pass anyway and I don't like people without records.

I can look at MItt and say he is a moderate to liberal Republican because his record says so. I can look at Perry and say he is a very social Conservative and he is not a tax raiser and he is a spending cutter, because of his record. I can point to flaws and positives in both. Cain is another unknown entity who speaks well and comes across as a decent man but he needs to be vetted like Mitt and Perry have been then we will see where he stands. right now he says the right things and is amiable but i don't know him and his record is invisible.

Excellent comparison, Normy. Such a breakdown of the candidates' records and issues is exactly how most voters will eventually decide upon their choice for nominee.

I really like Herman Cain after listening to him for years on WSB. He loves the free market and the unlimited opportunity it provides to individuals, and he's a gifted problem solver. He graduated from Morehouse, an exclusive all-male, 99.9% Black private college in Atlanta that has turned out generations of productive and successful men. He is long on executive experience but has not held elective office -- a clear drawback. And he will have to prove that he is ready to meet foreign policy challenges. I like Herman Cain, but I am still vetting him.

Your short analyses of Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are spot on, in my opinion. Both have extensive records of success as chief executives, and both have records as governors -- the best training ground for presidents. Despite a few warts, Perry has an outstanding record as a ten-year governor of the second-largest state which has its own unique foreign policy challenges. And between the two, Perry's history and his current positions on the broad range of Conservative issues are better.

As you say, we are still vetting...

92 posted on 10/06/2011 6:38:23 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: normy
Is the 9 percent income tax for everyone too or do those families making 22,500 not pay that either?

Hang on, you've switched from the Fairtax to the 9-9-9 plan. I don't know how fleshed out Cain's plan is, but it is my understanding that everyone would pay the 9%. And what is with the 'not pay that either' thing. I just showed you how with the fairtax, families are treated no differently based on what they make.

Do we end the food stamp program that 1/6th of Americans are on now or does that stay in place while we still hand out prebates.

Different issue. I think it should end, but that is a spending issue, which is not addressed by a bill changing revenue. It also doesn't address NASA, the Dept. of Education or Air Force One use by the First Lady.

You sure your (sic) a libertarian while defending the virtues of government handouts?

Pointing out your errors regarding the prebate policy in the FairTax plan isn't defending, it's correcting. I'm actually more of a 'conservatarian' than anything, as if that really matters. And if the check is a rebate (just before it's actually collected) of sales tax, it's not a handout, but a tax refund. If you overpay on your income tax, do you consider your refund check welfare?

93 posted on 10/06/2011 6:40:52 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: normy
I have no problem with vetting Cain... he needs the same scrutiny as the others. We may see someone new drafted and we may have a contested convention. I would actually like that... we need some intramural bloodshed to purge the spineless that are without ideology. I support Cain for now... things could change.

LLS

94 posted on 10/06/2011 6:41:59 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: Netizen
newt is brilliant... he is well versed... but as Rush says... when it comes to back to the wall time... newt cannot be trusted to do the right thing. I wish newt were a different man with the same brain... but if push comes to shove... who knows. I have a hard time with his Alaskan cruise with hildebeast and his globull warming couch session with pelosi. newt has character problems and trust problems... maybe he can convince America that he has seen the error of his ways. That will be difficult but maybe not impossible.

LLS

95 posted on 10/06/2011 6:46:22 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: normy

You need to find an written interview or video clip where he gives a detailed explanation of his thoughts on affirmative action. The press plays this game all the time. He gives a multi-layered response whenever he is asked this question. He is not “for affirmative action”.


96 posted on 10/06/2011 6:49:54 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: BfloGuy
I have watched fox news since the first day they started to broadcast on C-Band satellite. I have viewed their network as long as anyone else in the entire world... and they have changed. That is a fact... and if you would research a bit on ailes and murdoch and their latest moves... that fact becomes clear. Owe allegiance to GOD and COUNTRY... but fox is just another business.

LLS

97 posted on 10/06/2011 6:51:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: All

I can’t figure out why people ever thought she was going to run. Just about impossible for her to do so and be successful.


98 posted on 10/06/2011 6:52:08 AM PDT by WillVoteForFood
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To: Sudetenland

ailes pays bob beckel between $600,000 and $750,000 a year also.

LLS


99 posted on 10/06/2011 6:56:13 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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To: tnlibertarian
I am 56 years old and I will match my political credentials against yours any day. I have a degree in poly-sci... I worked for Reagan twice in my State... I was weaned as a lad watching William F. Buckley on late night TV... while my friends were sneaking on the TV to watch Carson... I was watching Buckley skewer fags like gore vidal. It is not my fault that you can't see the truth... but you will... when obama is reelected... and unless some major changes take place in the republican party soon... he will be reelected. THAT is what should concern you.

LLS

100 posted on 10/06/2011 7:08:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Is the person that you support a Crony Capitalist... A.K.A. CRAPITALIST?)
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