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Palin: GOP Should Not Alienate Ron Paul Voters
NewsMax ^ | Jan. 4, 2012 | Staff

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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1 posted on 01/04/2012 1:16:46 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita
As I see it, a lot of Ron Paul "supporters" are actually Obama supporters trying to sew seeds of diversion and division.

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2 posted on 01/04/2012 1:20:34 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: La Enchiladita

Uh oh, Sarah Palin’s a Paulbot. The cognitive dissonance of this will surely explode many heads.


3 posted on 01/04/2012 1:20:42 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: La Enchiladita

The Paul supporters who are Tea Partiers, So-Cons and the like we shouldn’t insult. Those who are peacecreeps, dopers, Lefties, Jew-haters and racists can go to Hell.


4 posted on 01/04/2012 1:21:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: La Enchiladita

The Paulistinians will alienate themselves without help... their candidate is divorced from reality and rather alien when it comes to international issues.


5 posted on 01/04/2012 1:23:29 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (No Mit Sherlock. No Mit, not now, not ever. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Seaplaner

“As I see it, a lot of Ron Paul “supporters” are actually Obama supporters trying to sew seeds of diversion and division.”

Ditto.


6 posted on 01/04/2012 1:23:33 PM PST by Pravious
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To: La Enchiladita

What does she know or care about it anyway?


7 posted on 01/04/2012 1:23:40 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: La Enchiladita

She’s right.

The question is, how to do it. It won’t be easy. Paul supporters generally tend to be all or nothing and for years have been getting nothing as a result.


8 posted on 01/04/2012 1:23:48 PM PST by DB
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To: La Enchiladita

I don’t think anybody (besides the establishment neocons) hate Paul for not wanting to go to war at the drop of a pin, but for his nutjob positions such as not having Israel as an ally and not caring if Iran gets nukes.


9 posted on 01/04/2012 1:23:48 PM PST by PAConservative1
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To: Utmost Certainty

Saying we shouldn’t alienate his voters (Politics 101) makes her a Paulbot? Please explain.


10 posted on 01/04/2012 1:23:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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11 posted on 01/04/2012 1:25:18 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lol, it was a joke. Not a serious suggestion. :)


12 posted on 01/04/2012 1:25:37 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Okay so she makes ONE comment about not alienating a certain group of voters though she has NEVER said anything positive about him except aspects of his economic policy and suddenly she’s a Paulbot? That makes absolutely no sense whatever. Also, unless this is the first interview you’ve ever heard or comment she’s make via facebook or twitter, you’d know she’s paid compliments to every candidate.

Cindie


13 posted on 01/04/2012 1:25:57 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: La Enchiladita
GOP should not alienate Conservatives nor TEA Partiers.

In fact the GOP should retire and hand over the controls to the TEA Partiers.

(P.S. Why is Willard getting all sorts of $$$ from The Goldman Sack?)

14 posted on 01/04/2012 1:25:57 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: La Enchiladita

Good plan, let’s have the GOP be the hippie party.

Anti-war. Bush’s fault. Those are good campaign platforms.

Oh, let’s legalize all drugs.

All those people will vote for Mitt Romney, darling of big capital.

As long as he goes with that platform.

When he’s talking to Ron Paul supporters.

Then, when he’s in front of other people, tell them what they want to hear.

See, the real thing is winning the election.

We must have an establishment Republican - our team guy - in the White House.

And nice establishment majorities in Congress.

It’s like Occupy DC, Republican style.

Nobody will realize that we’re actually conservative and we’ll “win” the elections.


15 posted on 01/04/2012 1:26:17 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Seeing that the Republicans didn’t care about the Tea Party after the 2010 Election, I don’t think they’ll care about Ron Paul’s supporters after this primary either.


16 posted on 01/04/2012 1:27:01 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Utmost Certainty; Seaplaner

That’s right! We don’t need the votes of you 20-plus percent of the voting public who question the wisdom of this 15 trillion dollar debt and endless war on a noun!


17 posted on 01/04/2012 1:27:38 PM PST by ngat
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To: La Enchiladita

That’s kind of what I’ve been saying and I have no love for Ron Paul. He brings up some issues that really do need real discussion.

Personally I think a real honest discussion of the issues would disarm him.


18 posted on 01/04/2012 1:27:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

It’s actually a lesson Paul supporters could learn. You can’t win by alienating everyone.


19 posted on 01/04/2012 1:29:24 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: gardencatz

Hey, that’s the beauty of FR...flip-flopping’s ok sometimes.


20 posted on 01/04/2012 1:29:39 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: La Enchiladita

Yes, lets not alienate those voters who believe the USA brought 9/11 on themselves.


21 posted on 01/04/2012 1:29:55 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Seaplaner

I tend to agree with you to a large extent, but there are fellow Tea partiers in my chapter who are Paul supporters.

As for the rest of it, I saw it best expressed on another blog that Paul supporters tend to marginalize themselves....


22 posted on 01/04/2012 1:29:59 PM PST by kozanne
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To: La Enchiladita

because “a lot of Americans are war-weary and we are broke” and Paul has reached that constituency well.

Being war weary is one thing. Being ignorant of the fact that Iran and the islamofacists will not stop trying to destroy America or not caring because “war is not the answer” is another thing..


23 posted on 01/04/2012 1:30:07 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: La Enchiladita

Gee Sarah when did you become a racist anti-Semite?

I wonder if that is what the German people said about Hitlers thugs.


24 posted on 01/04/2012 1:30:07 PM PST by marty60
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To: nickcarraway

Also true.


25 posted on 01/04/2012 1:30:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: La Enchiladita
Palin: GOP Should Not Alienate Ron Paul Voters

What about the ones who are actually aliens?

26 posted on 01/04/2012 1:30:23 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Seaplaner

I agree with you. I first noticed their tactic during the 2008 primaries, when Google paid campaign workers to go in to New Hampshire and promote Wrong Paul. I truly wonder where his abundant funding comes from.


27 posted on 01/04/2012 1:30:23 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: Seaplaner
As I see it, a lot of Ron Paul "supporters" are actually Obama supporters trying to sew seeds of diversion and division.

As I see it, they are libertarians pretending to be Republicans.
28 posted on 01/04/2012 1:31:37 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: cripplecreek

“Personally I think a real honest discussion of the issues would disarm him.”

Yes, but then who would you scream Paulbot! Hippy! Nutjob! at?


29 posted on 01/04/2012 1:32:24 PM PST by ngat
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To: La Enchiladita

i would vote for ron paul over the other liberal rino Rep. - i made fun of him in the past, but better him than Milt or any of the others


30 posted on 01/04/2012 1:32:42 PM PST by chicken head
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To: ngat

Lol. You’re gonna get it now.


31 posted on 01/04/2012 1:33:09 PM PST by douginthearmy (1 vote for Paul = 2 votes! 1 primary vote for Romney and 1 general vote for Obama!)
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To: humblegunner

In my opinion, I have always suspected that she is a libertarian and promotes the libertarian agenda. She has done as good or better job of sowing dissension in GOP as has Wrong Paul.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they eventually team up as a 3rd party ticket.


32 posted on 01/04/2012 1:33:39 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: chicken head

So, is GB correct that Rue Paul is promoted by S0r0$?


33 posted on 01/04/2012 1:35:39 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: DB

I’ve never supported Ron Paul for president before, he has run several times and I’ve always support someone else even thou he is my Congressman. This time I can support him or Newt, things are that bad.


34 posted on 01/04/2012 1:35:39 PM PST by jpsb
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To: ngat
Yes, but then who would you scream Paulbot! Hippy! Nutjob! at?

Ron Paul because an honest discussion of the issues will only further prove what a nut job he is.
35 posted on 01/04/2012 1:36:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I sort of agree and sort of disagree with Sarah Palin.

Those wanting Ron Paul supporters to join with them, in favor of someone else, need to divide the Ron Paul supporters - separating the “wheat from the chaff”;

by appealing to the economic-Libertarians and those who agree with Paul’s general concern for our personal Liberty (we can at least ask ourselves if everything about our post 9/11 national security regime fully respects our essential Liberty?),

and not by trying to appeal to the Paul supporters among the 9/11 Truthers, the antiwar enthusiasts, or the transcendental-mediators and isolationist peace-niks.


36 posted on 01/04/2012 1:36:22 PM PST by Wuli
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To: DB
The question is, how to do it. It won’t be easy. Paul supporters generally tend to be all or nothing and for years have been getting nothing as a result.

In all fairness, one can say the same thing about a lot of conservatives.

37 posted on 01/04/2012 1:36:33 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: nickcarraway
It’s actually a lesson Paul supporters could learn. You can’t win by alienating everyone.

It's also a lesson that a lot of conservatives could learn, especially here on FR.

38 posted on 01/04/2012 1:38:08 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: DB

The answer is simple. Wrong Paul and the libertarians have their own party, the Libertarian Party. That is where they belong, but they have viewed GOP as a convenient vehicle to get their candidates elected to office, Rand Paul being one prime example. Have a look at Campaign for Liberty, if you have not already.

It is fundamentally dishonest on the part of adamantly anti-war, anti-military, anti-Israel, isolationists like Wrong Paul and the Libertarians to pose as GOP.... WHEN THEY ARE NOT.

What Palin is declaring is an aggressive campaign of infiltration of the Republican Party, which FReepers have experienced at the local and state levels, as well as within Tea Party groups.

The LP is where far right meets far left, in a particularly nasty and un-American fashion, in my opinion.


39 posted on 01/04/2012 1:38:57 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Your doctor meant for you to take those pills every day. Maybe write yourself a reminder where you can see it, like on the liquor cabinet.


40 posted on 01/04/2012 1:38:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: ngat
"We don’t need the votes of you 20-plus percent of the voting public"

Half of those "20-plus percent" of the "voting public" that voted for Paul would vote for Kookcinich in the Democrat Primary, too.

The infiltration of Lefty's in the Paulbots is rampant, and those who are "aged Hippies" follow The Ralien. He has no clue on Foreign Policy, Defense, or personal responsibility. Legalizing pot, and other drugs, is NOT Presidential OR Conservative, IMHO.

41 posted on 01/04/2012 1:39:01 PM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: La Enchiladita

While I am no fan of Sarah Palin, she is right on this one... but for different reasons: The Reagan Coalition had the support of those who are civil-libertarian minded. He sprung from the Goldwater wing of the Republican Party, which, while not the same as Libertarianism, is very palatable to Libertarians. And thereby, Goldwater Libertarians are a necessary component of Conservatism.

I have said here before that civil-libertarianism and the Judeo-Christian ethic are what should inform the conscience of every conservative: Libertarianism without the Judeo-Christian ethic will inevitably wind up in anarchy... and The Judeo-Christian ethic without civil-libertarianism will inevitably slide into Christian Socialism.

While I am no Paul fan either, I can see what our civil-libertarian minded FRiends see in him. The difference between Reagan Conservatism and Neo-conservatism is basically the lack of civil-libertarianism.


42 posted on 01/04/2012 1:40:29 PM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: gardencatz

Sarah Palin has made numerous admiring statements about Wrong Paul, over the past two years, to my knowledge.


43 posted on 01/04/2012 1:40:37 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: La Enchiladita

I heard Ed Rollins say the same thing a few times last night and this morning.


44 posted on 01/04/2012 1:40:45 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Paladin2

im not just jumpin with joy, but paul is better than the other clowns we have. i wished palin would have ran, i would have been one of her biggest supporters, but shes not and i just think paul is more honest that the other rino scumbags. Milt, newt, perry, rick, are liberal rinos and there record shows it..


45 posted on 01/04/2012 1:41:50 PM PST by chicken head
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To: La Enchiladita

I think Palin is assuming that Paul supporters are Republican, this is where I disagree with her. Paul supporters are mostly Dems who are voting for him because they know if he is the nominee Obama wins in a landslide. Alienating Paul supporters doesnt bother me at all, since they are all a bunch of anti Semites anyway. I could give a rats behind what they think


46 posted on 01/04/2012 1:41:55 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: marty60
Gee Sarah when did you become a racist anti-Semite?

Geez, Marty. You just can't help it, can you?

Sarah specifically highlighted her agreement with Paul's supporters with regard to fiscal issues. She didn't say that she agreed with anything else.

And you respond by accusing her with a racist smear? Do you not recognize the distinction? Or do you just not care and can't wait to fire with both barrels without even looking at your target?

47 posted on 01/04/2012 1:43:17 PM PST by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: nickcarraway
It’s actually a lesson Paul supporters could learn. You can’t win by alienating everyone.

Thank you. Are they not the most obnoxious inhabitants of the internet?

I can't wait until we get past caucuses -- at which the rabid Paulbots excel in spamming --- and to some real in-the-booth primary voting.

48 posted on 01/04/2012 1:44:16 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: La Enchiladita

So because Americans are war-weary, we need a candidate that sucks up to Iranian tyrants and those that want to befriend them? Don’t think so.


49 posted on 01/04/2012 1:47:11 PM PST by Kazan
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To: chicken head
"i just think paul is more honest that the other rino scumbags"

My understanding is that Rue Paul adds all sorts of earmarks to legislation, then votes against the bill giving plausible denialability. Quite the hypocrite.

50 posted on 01/04/2012 1:48:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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