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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.)

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: occubots; occutardation; occutards; occuturds
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1 posted on 11/18/2011 7:50:33 AM PST by LJM
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"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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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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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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"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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