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  • President Obama’s Executive Power Grab - could forever change the way Washington works

    10/22/2012 12:36:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 22, 2012 | Andrew Romano and Daniel Klaidman
    Back in the spring of 2011, House Republicans had refused to raise the nation’s debt ceiling unless the president first conceded to massive spending cuts—a gratuitous game of chicken that put the global economy at risk and defied decades of bipartisan Washington tradition. At the time, many Democrats, including Bill Clinton, were urging Obama to go it alone. I’d raise the debt ceiling on my own, “without hesitation,” Clinton told a reporter. “[I’d] force the courts to stop me.” But the White House insisted that unilateral action was “not an option.” Instead, Obama spent 44 days trying to forge a...
  • Palin is not running for the republican nomination. She's going rogue!

    06/19/2011 7:01:27 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 173 replies · 1+ views
    Here is the why Romney will be the republican nominee and why Perry or Cain or Bachmann will not save the republicans. Romney is moving left on global warming and staying the course on Romneycare and you will see him take his natural left positions on other issues as the campaign gets underway. His goal is to attract as many democrat voters into the republican open primaries as possible to vote for him. Meanwhile , Bachmann has been brought into the race by the establishment as well as Cain who has no idea. Perry is coming in too. This is...
  • Sarah Palin's bus tour leaves GOP cold

    06/03/2011 5:25:06 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 06/03/2011 | ALEXANDER BURNS & DAN HIRSCHHORN
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - As it played out on TV this week, Sarah Palin’s “One Nation” road trip of U.S. historical sites was a masterpiece of political mischief-making – a wild dash up the East Coast that delighted her fans and cornered the market on 2012 coverage for days on end. That’s not how the bus tour looked to Republicans on the ground, many of whom are more convinced than ever that the former Alaska governor is simply not serious about running for president. While Palin has reveled in giving an extended one-fingered salute to the national press, refusing to give...
  • Sarah Palin pulling out the stops (GOP miffed on Mitt’s big day)

    06/02/2011 2:47:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 148 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 2, 1011 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP megastar Sarah Palin’s bus tour rumbled toward the Hub last night, driving into a Republican Party furor as her headline-grabbing East Coast trip threatened to overshadow today’s presidential announcement by party front-runner Mitt Romney. “She will certainly be in New Hampshire to rain on Mitt’s parade,” wrote Massachusetts GOP spokesman Tim Buckley in an e-mail obtained by the Herald. Bay State GOP officials confirmed yesterday that Buckley wrote the e-mail, but said it was a private exchange and not an official communication. “I guess she blew in with the storm,” sniffed state House minority leader Bradley H. Jones (R-North...
  • Sarah Palin attacks Mitt Romney on health care [Tea Party will be a “big challenge” for Romney.]

    06/02/2011 11:23:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 110 replies · 1+ views
    WP ^ | Rachel Weiner
    <p>Twisting the political knife in a bit further Palin said that appealing to the tea party will be a “big challenge” for Romney.</p> <p>Romney’s campaign did not respond to an email seeking a response to Palin’s comments.</p> <p>Palin’s jab is a clear sign that even if she chooses not to run for president, she will almost certainly be a major factor in the race. That’s not great news for the frontrunners since Palin delights in being a thorn in the side of the establishment.</p>
  • Chris Matthews: Not Since Abraham Lincoln Has Someone 'Caused' Strife Like Sarah Palin

    06/02/2011 5:13:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies ^ | June 2, 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    According to Chris Matthews, Sarah Palin is the most divisive figure since Abraham Lincoln "caused" the Civil War. In an odd historical analogy, the Hardball host marveled at Palin's bus tour: "Leading off tonight, civil war on the right. Not since the election of Abraham Lincoln has a Republican caused such a war." The anchor frothed, "Sarah Palin went right to New Hampshire, serving as a human grenade, blowing up his announcement by saying Romney's health care is a total violation of Tea Party beliefs."
  • Romney vs. Palin: Mitt couldn't have picked a worse day to announce (tied at 16-16)

    06/02/2011 4:11:41 PM PDT · by techno · 21 replies
    June 2, 2011 | techno
    Comparison of results of a national PPP poll of GOP presidential contenders released on May 10 when Huckabee, Trump and Daniels were still in the race vs. today's poll post-Huckabee, post-Trump and post-Daniels showing the net difference for each candidate. Brackets May 10. (Herman Cain and Jon Huntsman were not polled on May 10) OVERALL MODER SOMEWH CONS VERY CONS ROMNEY 16 (18) 26(23) 19 (20) 11 (15) PALIN 16 (12) 8 (13) 15 (9) 20 (13) PAWLENTY 13 (5) 15 (4) 15 (6) 12 (6) BACHMANN 9 (7) 5 (0) 6 (5) 13 (12) GINGRICH 9 (13) 7 (7)...
  • NBC's Chuck Todd: Palin Stop in New Hampshire 'A Slap in Mitt Romney's Face'

    06/02/2011 3:54:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/2/11 | Kyle Drennen
    Trying to play up the idea of chaos in the Republican 2012 field, on Thursday's NBC Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd argued Sarah Palin's bus tour making a stop in New Hampshire on Thursday was "a little bit of a slap in Mitt Romney's face" on the day he was planning to announce his candidacy. Co-host Meredith Vieira had asked Todd about Romney's upcoming announcement and claimed the former Massachusetts governor would have to "steal back the spotlight" from Palin. Todd declared that Palin was "not even giving him [Romney] one news cycle to make his case."
  • Sarah Palin rolling over Mitt Romney

    06/01/2011 10:28:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | June 2, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld
    Her strategy of not revealing the stops on her “one nation” tour? Crazy brilliant. Who needs a campaign kickoff when you can get a week’s worth of attention hiding on a bus. Romney, meanwhile, will be lucky to get a few hours of the spotlight with the more traditional “I’m running for president” speech today. The former Massachusetts governor has been running for years, anyway, so it’s barely even news. The only news will be how much Palin disrupts Romney’s event by coming to New Hampshire at the same time. Palin seems to understand what other candidates don’t right now....
  • Going Rogue on Ailes Could Leave Palin on Thin Ice

    03/13/2011 7:47:55 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 76 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | March 13, 2011 | Gabriel Sherman
    <p>Before Sarah Palin posted her infamous “Blood Libel” video on Facebook on January 12, she placed a call to Fox News chairman Roger Ailes. In the wake of the Tucson massacre, Palin was fuming that the media was blaming her heated rhetoric for the actions of a madman that left six people dead and thirteen others injured, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.</p>
  • Palin to Krauthammer: I’m sorry I’m not hoity toity enough for ya!

    12/16/2010 7:17:51 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 358 replies · 2+ views
    therightscoop ^ | Thursday December 15, 2010
    Sarah Palin never apologizes for what some attribute to her as weaknesses. Krauthammer recently criticized her as not looking very presidential because of her shows and books. But she makes it clear that she brings a different game than what some are accustomed to, and win or lose that’s what she’s going to stick with. She’s going rogue! It’s a great interview all the way through. Enjoy! Link
  • Going (More Than) Rogue: Sarah Palin and the Pink Elephant in the Room

    09/26/2010 9:58:07 AM PDT · by onyx · 33 replies · 1+ views
    AMERICAN THINKER ^ | September 26, 2010 | Ja Whitt
    "How's that hopey-changey stuff workin' out for ya?"  Sarah Palin's parody of Barack Obama's presidential campaign slogan elicited enthusiastic applause and a roar of laughter during a February 2010 Opryland Hotel engagement (Klein 21), and the trademark question has delighted her supporters many times since. Certainly, the size and exuberance of Palin's fan base help to explain the popularity of her memoir Going Rogue: An American Life (2009), which, according to HarperCollins, sold 700,000 copies during the first week (Barbour n.p.). Writing her memoir was such a priority for Palin that she cites it as one of the reasons...
  • Palin Takes on Two Old Foes in Alaska Primary

    08/23/2010 7:26:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 23, 2010 | Scott Conroy
    In Going Rogue, Sarah Palin unleashed some of her most descriptive personal jabs against her former close aide turned bitter enemy John Bitney, whom she described as "a Blackberry games addict who couldn't seem to keep his lunch off his tie." Palin blamed Bitney for inspiring a still infamous comment that she made about state legislators during her early days in office and added, "the fact that his shirt was buttoned one button off and his shirt tail was poking through his open fly didn't exactly inspire confidence." Bitney, now the campaign manager for Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a fellow...
  • Going Rogue: A year in review

    07/06/2010 8:33:12 PM PDT · by ak267 · 31 replies
    A lot has happened in the last twelve months, and I'm not known for leaving much out, so hold onto your hat. The Year of the Rogue: On July 3rd, 2009, Sarah Palin stood in her yard in Wasilla, Alaska and announced that she would be leaving the Governorship to Sean Parnell in three weeks’ time.
  • The View from the Top [Going Rogue: 2,674,684 sold in 2009]

    03/22/2010 10:37:07 AM PDT · by Al B. · 17 replies · 645+ views
    Publisher's Weekly ^ | 3/22/2010 | Michael Coffey
    Where are we? Good question, and it is the reason that every March for decades we have presented the results of our solicitation of publishers for sales figures for their top books from the previous year. We all love numbers. Agents, marketing departments, sales folk, funders—not to mention authors and their accountants—all depend on them. They tell us what happened and are as good as anything else as predictors of what might be. Looking at the compilation of bestseller numbers from 2009 confirms what publishers said throughout 2009 and even into 2010—that bestsellers don't sell in the numbers that they...
  • Romney’s 2012 Blueprint (Frum: Romney=presidential & serious, Palin=catty & self-absorbed)

    03/10/2010 10:33:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 678+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | March 10, 2010 | David Frum
    Mitt Romney’s new book, No Apology, makes a very striking contrast with the most recent book entry by a potential Republican presidential candidate, Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue. Palin’s subject is Palin: her wrongs and grievances. Unlike Palin, Romney cares about the external world. His book is an action plan, not a memoir. It is crammed with factual claims and policy recommendations, with only the lightest sprinkling of self-references. You may have already heard my theory of the two Romneys, Good Romney and Bad Romney. No Apologies is mostly written by Good Romney, but Bad Romney does make himself heard at...
  • HarperCollins: Sarah Palin Book "Celebration Of American Virtues & Strengths" Coming Soon

    03/03/2010 9:11:57 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 17 replies · 620+ views
    Governor Palin is ready for the next chapter of her publishing career. Publisher HarperCollins announced Wednesday that the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate is working on a "celebration of American virtues and strengths." The book is currently untitled and no release date has been set. Her new work will "include selections from classic and contemporary readings that have inspired her, as well as portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her love of country, faith, and family," the publisher's statement reads.
  • Don’t give up on potentially great leaders [Ref: Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Scott Brown]

    02/26/2010 3:38:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 693+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 26, 2010 | Jedediah Bila
    A majority of the e-mails that hit my inbox this week expressed disheartened sentiments over Scott Brown’s decision to help advance the Senate’s jobs bill. While my readers were primarily focused on what so many of them referred to as Brown’s “betrayal” of their hard work to help him get elected, their disgust with politicians in general was a close second. One question I was asked by many was ‘Have you lost hope in everyone?’ While I fully comprehend their apprehension regarding candidates’ promises, I responded to one reader in particular with this: No. I’ve seen too much rugged Americanism...
  • Sarah Palin coming to Illinois; Valerie Jarrett on Sarah Palin ("people tired of being made fun of")

    02/21/2010 5:29:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 875+ views ^ | Feb. 21, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    Will Sarah Palin play in Peoria? Except for a brief stop in Chicago to tape an Oprah Winfrey show last November, Palin's first public appearance in Illinois will be April 17 in Washington, a town of about 14,000 near Peoria. The local community center -- called Five Points Washington -- booked Palin for a speech and a dinner to raise money for a parking lot, youth scholarships and other projects. The 1,000 tickets sold out in a day. With VIP receptions thrown in, the center's gross -- according to my calculations -- should be about $235,000, minus Palin's fee, which...
  • Valerie Jarrett Slams Sarah Palin

    02/21/2010 6:54:38 PM PST · by raptor22 · 60 replies · 2,032+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Fenruary 21, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    Will Sarah Palin play in Peoria? Except for a brief stop in Chicago to tape an Oprah Winfrey show last November, Palin's first public appearance in Illinois will be April 17 in Washington, a town of about 14,000 near Peoria. (snip) In her Tea Party speech, Palin mocked Obama by asking "how's that hope-y, change-y stuff working out for ya?" I asked White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett recently what she thought of Palin's dig. Said Jarrett: "Making fun of the folks' real, sincere hopes for change that Americans across our country felt, I don't know that making fun of...