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Sarah Palin: How Congress Occupied Wall Street - WSJ.com
Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2011 | Sarah Palin

Posted on 11/18/2011 7:50:31 AM PST by LJM

Mark Twain famously wrote, "There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress." Peter Schweizer's new book, "Throw Them All Out," reveals this permanent political class in all its arrogant glory. (Full disclosure: Mr. Schweizer is employed by my political action committee as a foreign-policy adviser.)

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TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: occubots; occutardation; occutards; occuturds

1 posted on 11/18/2011 7:50:33 AM PST by LJM
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To: LJM
"None of this surprises me. I've been fighting this type of corruption and cronyism my entire political career."

So... why are you sitting out perhaps the most important presidential election in America's brief history??

2 posted on 11/18/2011 7:58:29 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: LJM

I read this article this morning. It was quite good and she made some good suggestions.


3 posted on 11/18/2011 8:02:30 AM PST by livius
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To: LJM
We desperately need an amendment to the US Constitution that Congress shall not exempt themselves or any members of the executive branch from any laws passed by Congress.Sadly there isn't an ice cubes chance in hell such an amendment would ever pass this Congress.
4 posted on 11/18/2011 8:03:31 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: DTogo
So... why are you sitting out perhaps the most important presidential election in America's brief history??

Largely because the MSM has destroyed her standing with much of the American people?

5 posted on 11/18/2011 8:06:14 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: livius

Not only does she keep knockin’ em down with her astute observations, I think she is coelescing the uber left to the very right. May she run as an independent AND WIN!


6 posted on 11/18/2011 8:08:40 AM PST by conductor john (from jersey)
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To: DTogo

good question


7 posted on 11/18/2011 8:08:44 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: DTogo
So... why are you sitting out perhaps the most important presidential election in America's brief history??

I expect Sarah to formally endorse Perry very soon.

And if Conservatives & Republicans pick Perry over Gingrich & Romney as the nominee, I predict Perry will ask Sarah to be VP.

8 posted on 11/18/2011 8:11:58 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: dirtboy

The MSM will do that to any Republican who gets uppity


9 posted on 11/18/2011 8:12:10 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: TexasCajun

I wouldn’t vote for Perry even if Palin is VP. Perry is not any different than the types she has been “fighting all during her career”. He is a py-to-play jelly bean politician.


10 posted on 11/18/2011 8:13:40 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: dirtboy
Largely because the MSM has destroyed her standing with much of the American people?

Given the musical chairs of "front runner" status in this GOP primary, there are plenty of opportunities for Sarah to rebuild her standing.

11 posted on 11/18/2011 8:14:55 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

I’m sure she had her reasons for not running. I think she may have been alarmed by the cult of personality that seemed to have developed around her (which was probably somewhat inevitable, since she was touring the country not backed by a political party or organization, but on her own) and actually wants to be thought of as someone who can develop policies and not just play to crowds.

I wouldn’t be surprised if she runs for political office from her new state. In my opinion, leaving the governorship of Alaska as a mistake, but we also have to remember that she was under incredible attack from the left and also that she had a virtually newborn handicapped child to take care of. But perhaps she’s ready to get back into state politics or even run for legislative office in the future.


12 posted on 11/18/2011 8:16:01 AM PST by livius
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To: The Great RJ

To Ratify Amendments

* Three-fourths of the state legislatures approve it, or

* Ratifying conventions in three-fourths of the states approve it. This method has been used only once — to ratify the 21st Amendment — repealing Prohibition.

The Supreme Court has stated that ratification must be within “some reasonable time after the proposal.” Beginning with the 18th amendment, it has been customary for Congress to set a definite period for ratification. In the case of the 18th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd amendments, the period set was 7 years, but there has been no determination as to just how long a “reasonable time” might extend.

Of the thousands of proposals that have been made to amend the Constitution, only 33 obtained the necessary two-thirds vote in Congress. Of those 33, only 27 amendments (including the Bill of Rights) have been ratified.


13 posted on 11/18/2011 8:16:11 AM PST by Edgerunner (Second Amendment Spoken Here)
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To: DTogo

Within the GOP, yes. In the general, I am not sure she could. Dan Quayle never fully recovered his image after the MSM hit him with a similar attack 1988-92.


14 posted on 11/18/2011 8:18:10 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: TexasCajun
And if Conservatives & Republicans pick Perry over Gingrich & Romney as the nominee...

For that to happen Perry will need to come up with a pithy 5~10 point Pledge as POTUS, that he can remember, (yeah, had to throw that in) and includes addressing illegal immigration in a non-Shamnesty manner: a secured border, punish employers, and no social benefits = self-deport.

15 posted on 11/18/2011 8:20:14 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: GeronL
Ok, Not Perry,
Not Romney,
Cain or Gingrich? ...not Mr. Looney Tunes, Ron Paul huh?
16 posted on 11/18/2011 8:20:38 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: dirtboy; DTogo
"So... why are you sitting out perhaps the most important presidential election in America's brief history??"

Largely because the MSM has destroyed her standing with much of the American people?

Don't forget the RINO, establishment, ruling class, elitist, backstabbing Republicans that would "have her back" while she was out front, leading the party as a candidate.

They'd be more help to the MSM than the DemoRats.

17 posted on 11/18/2011 8:22:49 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: LJM
Congress is as corrupt as any commie dictator.
18 posted on 11/18/2011 8:23:17 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: TexasCajun

AT this point I can’t see any of them as a great candidate


19 posted on 11/18/2011 8:23:20 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: DTogo
I think Gov. Palin accesses Freerepublic at times.

If so, I implore her - Sarah, please travel the nation advocating ...

... a Constitutional Amendment stating:

"Members of Congress may NOT exempt themselves from the laws they apply to the rest of us. "

It should be worded to include their families, staff, etc.

And that includes Health Care.

20 posted on 11/18/2011 8:24:30 AM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: LJM

A few names for collections of wildlife (and I didn’t make the last one up).

Gaggle of Geese
Pride of Lions
Exhaltation of Doves
Congress of Baboons

RUN, SARAH, RUN


21 posted on 11/18/2011 8:30:06 AM PST by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: GeronL
So... why are you sitting out perhaps the most important presidential election in America's brief history??

Agreed, but that shouldn't stop us from voting straight party ticket as usual, come next Nov.

Any Republican will be far better than Bari.

22 posted on 11/18/2011 8:33:14 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: DTogo

As a former huge supporter of Palin for President let me say you have asked the million dollar question. When I saw this article (and others since declining to run)the first thing that now enters my mind is “tell me something I don’t know...”

There are plenty of us out here that know that...we needed somebody who had the means and the visibility to lead us.

As of this time she’s just part of the chattering class.

Yes I’m still pretty bitter about it :)


23 posted on 11/18/2011 8:33:33 AM PST by MNlurker
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To: TexasCajun

“And if Conservatives & Republicans pick Perry over Gingrich & Romney as the nominee, I predict Perry will ask Sarah to be VP. “

YES, YES, YES, YES, YES!


24 posted on 11/18/2011 8:34:07 AM PST by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: TexasCajun

I could care less about the party. If its Romney, he has stated that his main goal is to moderate the party. I am never voting for Romney for anything.


25 posted on 11/18/2011 8:45:43 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL
You would seriously sit out or not vote for President to unseat Obamah if Romney somehow wins the nomination which I don't think he will?

Wow!

We'll see who has my final support come Super Tuesday, but regardless who wins the primary, I'll be voting straight party ticket.

26 posted on 11/18/2011 8:55:10 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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27 posted on 11/18/2011 8:55:17 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: eCSMaster
If so, I implore her - Sarah, please travel the nation advocating ...

Sarah Palin for President.

For all the faults of current primary candidates, THEY'RE RUNNING and Sarah is not.

28 posted on 11/18/2011 9:03:12 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: MNlurker
As of this time she’s just part of the chattering class.

Well said.

29 posted on 11/18/2011 9:04:39 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: TexasCajun

If Palin endorses Perry I will have lost all respect for anything she’s said or will say.

IMHO this post is just another sad attempt by the Perrywinkles to push their candidate. Like the outcome based polling their also very good at.

Good thing we can track fund raising. It’s the only reliable indicator of a candidate’s standing.

Has anyone noticed how quiet the fake Cain accusers have gotten? Where the heck is Gloria Full of Crap and her goofy press conferences? Surely she can find tons of women who’ll lie about Cain for money.


30 posted on 11/18/2011 9:20:19 AM PST by dools0007world
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To: DTogo
So... why are you sitting out perhaps the most important presidential election in America's brief history??

A most excellent question, and the precise reason I believe Gov. Palin lacks courage. She said that the threats against her family were a factor in her not running (Mark Levin interview). This leads me to believe the death threats were too much for her (and that they came from both GOP and Democrat sources), so she went back to the bunker in Wasilla.

I don't want a president who says "family first." No.

31 posted on 11/18/2011 9:26:05 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: LJM
I read the article. Palin is having a sweet dream here, but it is a dream nonetheless. Why would Congress pass laws limiting itself? "Sudden and relentless reform" FROM WHERE? The Courts? Not happening. The Executive Branch? Congress neutered that back in 1974 with the Impoundment Act.

There are no more political solutions to the problem of the out-of-control federal government. We are going to have to have a president who is willing to BREAK THE SO-CALLED LAW and EVEN BE IMPEACHED for firing millions of bureaucrats and closing whole departments over the objections of Congress. It is the only way.

32 posted on 11/18/2011 10:01:42 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: TexasCajun
We'll see who has my final support come Super Tuesday, but regardless who wins the primary, I'll be voting straight party ticket.

Damn straight! This isn't about fixing the GOP brand....this is pure survival. If I can have my say between a head cold and brain cancer, you bet I will make my choice. See the tagline!

33 posted on 11/18/2011 10:28:37 AM PST by Niteranger68 (When voting, if you are not willing to work in the kitchen, order from the menu.)
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To: GeronL
‘I could care less about the party. If its Romney, he has stated that his main goal is to moderate the party. I am never voting for Romney for anything.’
Party is just a fund raising vehicle, with little or no discernible substantive philosophical basis. The Democrats have a rigid command and control structure controlled by the agenda of union socialism hiding under the fig leaf of labor. The Big Union way is the Democrat way for candidates or they lose.
Republicans have a diffuse structure, every dog for himself and his supporters, and little actual interest in serious political thought, with a few exceptions, (Reagan, Palin, Newt, and several others).
In a fit of pique, some may choose to blindly vote a straight ticket for a lost cause, an empty suit and a bumper sticker.
Each day shows the Republican Party drifting into greater disarray and weakness. Like the Whigs and Tories, I expect the Republicans to also be rejected, discarded and replaced, in the 2012 election perhaps.
Governor Sarah Palin is the most articulate Conservative spokesperson and addressed the issues in thoughtful way that I support.
If Mr. Romney can win in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, he may get the nomination and a brief moment in the sun. If nominated, Mr. Romney could be the last Republican Presidential candidate.
TWB
34 posted on 11/18/2011 10:37:08 AM PST by TWhiteBear (Jobs, Peace, Food, Security .... Down with Obama(Peacefully))
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To: TWhiteBear
A Third Party!

Yep, that's the answer all right. ...that'll show those Republicans!

- NOT -

A Ron Paul or Sarah Palin 3rd Party bid is lunacy!

35 posted on 11/18/2011 10:43:27 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: dirtboy

DTogo [to Palin]: So... why are you sitting out perhaps the most important presidential election in America’s brief history??

dirtboy: Largely because the MSM has destroyed her standing with much of the American people?

I’m going to go with dirtboy here and add that if Palin had run, I would be terrified for her life. Just look at the frothing insanity of the OWS scum. Now imagine the level that insanity could reach with their Soros/DNC/union/LSM puppetmasters instigating them against Palin.

Sad to say, but that may well be a reason to stay out of the race.


37 posted on 11/18/2011 12:43:11 PM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: LJM

i’m waiting for Sarah. if it’d help get her into the race, i’d walk from florida to alaska and ask her to help our country.

she has the ability. she has the history. she also, probably, fears for the safety of her family, rightly so.

i would personally stand guard to insure her and her family were safe... and i’m sure i wouldn’t be alone.

i don’t pray very often... but i’ve found myself praying she would help save us from ourselves.

we’re on the edge... and Sarah is the only chance this country has.


38 posted on 11/19/2011 3:22:45 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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