Skip to comments.Palin: GOP Should Not Alienate Ron Paul Voters
Posted on 01/04/2012 1:16:42 PM PST by La Enchiladita
Sarah Palin said she wasn't surprised at Rick Santorum's success in Iowa, and warned that the GOP should not take Ron Paul's supporters lightly.
Speaking on Fox News before Iowa's final numbers were in, she called Santorum "spot-on" with his policies toward Iran and praised his "social conservative" positions.
Her strongest comments came for Paul, however, saying "the GOP had better not marginalize Ron Paul and his supporters after this" because "a lot of Americans are war-weary and we are broke" and Paul has reached that constituency well. She warned that the GOP "better work with them."
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sounds good to me-
thats not good—lol
And that’s a bad thing?
“It’s also a lesson that a lot of conservatives could learn, especially here on FR. “
Oh, I don’t think Ron Paul supporters are Obama supporters. Just the opposite.
They admire his government completely out of our lives stance.
They are also disenchanted with sending our men and women to fight in foreign wars where there is no satisfactory end game and where nothing will ever change.
I feel that way also.
Where we break with Paul is his crazy isolationist ideas where he still thinks that if we would stay home, make our armies weaker and mind our own business, there would be no war.
And his feeling that we somehow contributed to the World Trade Center bombing is beyond ridiculous and infuriating.
We must be vigilant, ready to defend ourselves and do it, if necessary.
I believe in more bombing and fewer troops on the ground and in not interfering with countries to help them get rid of some cruel leader, when we should know they will only end up with an even more cruel one.
Or try to change their societies to suit us. Let them alone but if they attack us, give them hell.
After 10 years of war, how many Iraq and Afghan vets and their families (these people all being under the age of 40) do you suppose are ready to support Newt Gingrich’s WW3 with Iran?
Do you honestly want to run Newt or Santorum against Obama in 2012 on a WW3 platform. Obama is going to run as the “I brought the troops home” and “I killed bin Laden” candidate.
Do you want to make the 2012 election about starting a war with Iran? I mean really? Are there people who seriously believe that “WW3” is what American voters want right now?
People in other countries may want to do a lot of things but that does not require that the USA drain it's blood, wealth and future to suppress every mean regime in the world. Mao wanted nuclear world war to bring about the socialist future and openly spoke of China's ability to absorb many millions of casualties, talk far more chilling than anything ever heard from Iran, yet the USA never saw the need to go to war to stop him and his regime from developing a nuclear bomb.
Yes. I tried hard not to alienate Cain supporters because I didn’t want to turn them against my candidate.
But Ron Paul supporters are in a different class. they are fanatics mostly.
I don’t know what they will do in the end. I hope we can find a candidate with enough anti-big government leanings to attract some of them.
There’s actually a candidate like that out there and he’s another Texan.
There you go again. “Surrender Monkey?” How the hell do we afford an aggressive foreign policy without at least a $trillion a year in budget cuts?
No, just trying to dispelled the notion that most of Paul supporters are Rats running some kind of operation ciaos on the GOP.
You Paulbots vote for the Ralien, and waste your vote, and what have YOU got to show for it (except a few bumper stickers and "I voted for Ron Paul" buttons)?
I’ve never believe that. If they were doing that sort of thing, they’d be supporting Romney.
You know, it makes me wonder what will happen if someone like Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum does get elected, and starts a war with Iran (in an America that is sick of foreign wars) to position themselves as the favorite candidate of Christian Zionists and the pro-Israel Lobby.
I can’t see that as being a good thing for Israel. On the contrary, I can’t think of anything more likely to stimulate anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Having dealt with these people on the internet (who believe everything is a Jewish conspiracy), I am sure that would be like oxygen to the whole anti-Semitic sub-culture.
Paul is correct about spending and the federal reserve and fixing the corruptions, after that he gets out in the weeds a whole lot.
WH, that’s a well thought-out analysis. My proposal was just pragmatic.
As you know, there’s about 50M voters who don’t bother to even show up- and I think that’s in good part because they don’t believe there’s any difference between the parties.
I guy like perot, or Palin or Paul resonates wt them. I’m just saying if you give these people one of their planks— a real demonstration that the Fed will be audited by a credible person-— that might show them some of the respect that you advocate.
And you have what to show for your robotic souuprt for whoever the GOP puts up? A bankrupt government, inflation, regulations up the kazoo. That’s what you got, but you sound like that’s what you love, so enjoy it.
Sarah Palin is totally right in expressing the heart of the matter. And as our national financial situation gets worse and worse, this sentiment will only strengthen. The national balance sheet will ensure an end to the era of endless national crusades.
Y'know, even if she doesn't run for any office again, she's still done a lot for American conservatism. A helluva lot, considering that she's a human being and not Wonder Woman. She's suffered a lot for the cause too, and so has her family.
My point? Let Palin be Palin. She's a lot more than a stirring speech. I'm not trying to pull any guilt-strings here, and I specifically disclaim any such implication, but I sometimes wonder if she's been thanked enough.
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