Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin mocked President Obama, GOP consultant Karl Rove and the mainstream media in a folksy speech to a gathering of conservative activists outside Washington Saturday. During her address to the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, Palin accused Obama of failing to lead, instead maintaining a permanent campaign approach of demonizing the opposition. True leadership, she said, means "ending the poisonous practice of treating members of different social, ethnic and religious groups as different electorates, pandered to with different promises."
Gov. Sarah Palin is a consistantly articulate American patriot and an authentic all-American national treasure! Her inspiring CPAC speech was electrifying, as are each of her addresses to the American people!!! She exemplifies America´s traditional optimism and good cheer!
BRAVO Sarah!!! You remain the best motivator in the entire GOP for celebrating America´S core Constitutional principles which secure each one of our Rights to Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness!
God bless the USA, and the Founder´s concept of securing EACH individual´s freedom´s Rights, for which it stands! ...And God bless those champions of freedom who, ´get it,´like Sarah Palin!!!
Should have stayed as governor, or run for senate. Instead she quit and spouted inanities on Fox. Go away.
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We got trolls. Probably Organizing for Action. Good. I hope it drives them bat crap crazy. Left wing blogs are melting down too. Only Sarah can do that to them. She loves to put a bur under their saddles. Hee, hee, hee.
"True leadership, she said, means "ending the poisonous practice of treating members of different social, ethnic and religious groups as different electorates, pandered to with different promises." If all men are created equal, as the Declaration of Independence states, Palin said, then there are "no Hispanic issues or African-American issues or women´s issues — there are only American issues."" -------------------
Why is it so hard for other Republicans and conservatives to re-affirm such basic truths?
So-called identity politics is indeed a poisonous practice, and one that is by no means limited to the Left.
If you want to block me, that´s fine. I´m a conservative who does not like Sarah Palin. She would be an unmitigated disaster at the top of the ticket. Am I allowed to say this, or has Lucianne become the equivalent of MSNBC?
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I am curious why you and others detest Sarah Palin and think she would be a disaster on the ticket. What "inanities" has she spouted that offend you so? What, exactly, is WRONG with Sarah Palin in your opinion? I have never understood the negativity she arouses on the Left. I am baffled completely why or how someone on the Right could despise her. I admit to not knowing a great deal about her - but I have never heard anything from her that did not sound right, indeed, that did not make a lot of sense. Her attack on the poisonous practice of so-called identity politics, for example, is in my opinion long overdue.
What´s the beef? Hold the insults, if you please, and list the facts. I would really like to know.
Just briefly. Half-term governor of Alaska, who quit so she could ring the register writing books and pontificating at Fox. She should have stayed on, run for senate and become Senator Palin. Stay in the senate for more than one term and then run for president with perfect qualifications.
And I don´t want to hear that she was more qualified than Obama to be president. Two wrongs don´t make a right.
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Sara Palin: Articulate; Sara Palin: Smart; Sara Palin: Has real birth certificate; Sara Palin: A true patriot; Sara Palin: Feared by the Marxist infested parasitic left; Sara Palin: One Sara Palin is worth 10,000 Bow-Boys and a like number of Wookies; Sara Palin: Has more character and guts and intellect than all of the Marxist/socialist demokratic party combined; Sara Palin: Amerikan Marxism´s worst nightmare; Sara Palin: Light years ahead of simpering demokrat McCain, who tossed the election all over and by himself; Sara Palin: The absolute best America has in the defense of freedom, this country, and the crushing of Amerikan Marxism.
Sarah nailed it, as she always does. That said, she should stay away from elective office from here on out and stick to doing what she´s doing. She´s a far more effective weapon away from that snake pit.
I too don´t understand the visceral reaction to her. I´m not sure if she is presidential material - depends on the competition - but she certainly is connected to what this country needs. How she can serve best I don´t know but time and time again she hits the ball out of the park. It´s hard to judge her as a conservative because there is just not enough there to do so - but then where is there a pure conservative on the scene connecting with the crowds, bringing them into the big tent and leading the way?
It´s fine with me if someone doesn´t share my enthusiasm for Sarah Palin. What irks me is the repetition of the lie about her stepping down as governor, ignoring the democrat-fueled campaign of insane hate and vitriol against her. Ignoring as well the lack of support she received from McCain´s own consultant on account of their boy Joe Lieberman didn´t get the nod.
I am never willing, this far from an election, to pick a favorite candidate. But I do know that Sarah Palin speaks for me. I hope she continues to be a huge thorn in the side of the LSM, the entire DNC, and the elites of the GOP establishment. And the mean girls, of course. Ramona (the Pest)
Poor ole Karl Rove should just retire because Sarah Palin has taken up the baton!!!! BRAVO Palin! ...She is as a GOP, ´leader of leaders,´ pointing the way to America the Beautiful´s bright & shining future.
The Good Lord sent Sarah to the American People to remind them of what it used to be like to have a Back bone. This fine Lady has more wisdom in her little finger than the entire 535 Gas Bags on Capitol Hill. Whether any of you like her or not is a moot point. She speaks truth to power and it cannot be denied. Shame on those who scoff at her for simply being American.
Sarah Palin resigned for two reasons. First, she was bombarded with dozens of lawsuits that had absolutely no merit. (Most, if not all, were eventually dismissed for having no merit.) She was on her way to personal bankruptcy having to pay costs out of her own pocket. At that time, the people suing did not have to pay her costs. Also, she and her staff were having to spend the bulk of their time as governor and governor´s staff dealing with those lawsuits instead of governing the state.
Second, after the election both the Democrat and Republican establishments made it clear that they would not work with her anymore. Before the election, Palin had an 80% approval rating (highest in the United States) and had passed all her legislative agenda (substantial accomplishments which anyone who has objectively read and researched her would know) with overwhelming bipartisan support. The Murkowski and establishment Republicans who lots of power in Alaska and who have politcial connections to the newspapers there got their chance to destroy her when she came back to Alaska. Her hands were tied. More importantly, she was alone.
Remember, she has no real political connections. This is a woman who made it on her own without family wealth, no high status friends, no powerful mentor or Ivy League privileges, without granting special favors, without sleeping her way to the top, and without marrying a rich and well-connected D.C. player.
I prefer to heap my scorn on the cowards who call themselves our leaders, the ones who stood by (or worse, joined in) while the Left and the Right destroyed an American hero with more talent and intelligence and accomplishments than most of them put together.
#31, I am with you all the way. She gave a perfectly reasonable explanation for a perfectly reasonable action, yet the same lame accusations get repeated over and over like no explanation was ever given. It is a very democrat way to act and beyond tiresome. I am starting to take notice of Paul and Cruz, and in general am impressed by both. I would still rather have Palin though.
I was curious as to what Sarah Palin has ever actually said about American values and politics that you and others find to be offensive or untrue. What positions has she taken to which you object?
It is understood that resigning the governorship and appearing on Fox do not meet with your approval and that you attribute corrupt or base motives to these actions. Many people share this interpretation, which, while it could conceivably be correct, seems to me a matter of opinion.
That she ought to have done as you believe and first run for Senator before agreeing to be McCain´s running mate is certainly arguable, but it too is a matter of opinion. It would not seem to justify the remarkable level of disdain and contempt displayed. The same goes for her decision to resign her governorship. That may or may not have been wise, warranted, understandable etc. I really cannot say. What strikes me is the venomous reaction to her choice from people who plainly never liked, indeed seem to have hated her from the start.
I would like to know some ideas, beliefs, proposals, values or politics that Sarah Palin endorses that you find to be objectionable. All we ever seem to get from her enemies are ad hominem attacks.
Sara Palin speaks truth. When I hear those spout their vitriol about her not finishing her term as governor, I think of some one who does not want to seek the truth. Before you cast aspersions to Sara Palin quitting to seek financial gain, go read the evidence as to why she left the position. Education is a marvelous curative!
Thoroughly enjoyed Gov. Palin´s speech. Yes, the same haters of Gov. Palin have added to their list the new Senator from Texas, Senator Ted Cruz. Two common sense true Constitutional politicians who are being ridiculed, for what reason, one can only guess. Stay strong Gov. Palin and to Senator Ted Cruz, continue to school the lackluster peers who are supposed to put Country first....on both sides of the aisle.
If one does any reasonable research to find the TRUTH, they will find out that Governor Palin did not "quit" nor did she do so for herself. Gov. Palin resigned for the good of the state od Alaska. She and her office was bombarded with hundreds (pehaps thousands) of frivolous lawsuits and excessive FOI requests by the army of Democrat lawyers that the party and her detractors sent after her. They not only cost her personally, but they also cost the state money and resources to answer all the requests. It got so that it was impossible to conduct any state business. All the lawsuits eventually were thrown out or won, but the damage was still done. At any rate, Gov. Palin didn´t want to leave office but she knew that it would be best for her state. Her successor had the same plans as she did and so she knew that the state was being left in good hands.
So, to folks like #19, I suggest that you don´t believe all the lies and garbage told by the mainstream media or even by the estblishment politicians.
One thing we have learned is that the Left and the Progressives attack and make fun of someone they fear the most. Either a Black Conservative or an outspoken Female Conservative seem to be at the top of their hate list. But they love the trash currently occupying the White House. Go Sarah!
#35 gets to the bottom line. What establishment Republicans, the inexcusable litigious rat Democrats, and the Mainstream Media did to this buoyant, patriotic, conservative, and gorgeous lady was perhaps the lowest and most unjustified thing I´ve ever seen done to any politician. There´s a hot corner of Hades for such people. Sadly, the damage done to her future political viability might have been permanent. I am convinced that a significant portion of her female detractors are jealous of her, and that her liberal critics are afraid of her.
As happens frequently, I find myself in agreement with #29. There is an important role she can play supporting less maligned conservative candidates, although should she decide to run for high office, I´d be pleased to support her. She´s a great American in a line of work that tends to attract the worst of people.
I was surprised to read #15 saying Sarah cost McCain the election since the facts say the reverse is true. The ticket´s highest ratings were shortly after her acceptance speech. Maybe that made McCain nervous. Shortly after that he stopped campaigning for awhile focus on TARP. Most of the rest of his campaign was non-existent or at best muted. Crowds of Americans angrily confronted him about why he was acting so lackluster, like he didn´t care. He told them Obama would be perfectly fine. McCain´s hired consultants went to the media with all kinds of so-called dirt to try and smear Sarah. The media went with the GOP supplied gossip 24/7. They sabotaged her the entire way. It´s well documented that the GOP establishment is only interested in running election apparatus and making the millions from it. They weren´t about to let a grassroots favorite win. The last thing on their minds is saving this country. The same McCain consultants are still around, worked the 2012 election, and are well paid to continue to say hateful, nasty things about right of center Americans who do nothing but play the rules. The election was over when Obama beat Hillary.
I thought her speech was an A+, I´m not one to put in the Sarah can do no wrong group either. The advice she gives to rove that is run or put a sock in it is good advice she should take. Conservatives have a leadership crisis and if you look at the libs there is none, zero. I think she is a great leader, she can talk all she wants but she needs to be in the fight where her talents are best. hey the left has Alan Grayson to annoy us we need Sarah to annoy them. Run Sarah, lets go!
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