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Sarah Palin Plays CPAC for Laughs
Daily Beast, by Howard Kurtz

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 3/17/2013 6:15:15 AM

Sarah Palin called President Obama a liar and compared him to financial swindler Bernie Madoff as she fired up the CPAC conference and tried to propel herself back into the political conversation. In a punchy but disjointed speech on Saturday, Palin also took swipes at Karl Rove and the Republican Party while insisting that politicians concentrate on rebuilding the country. But she did not offer a single substantive specific, other than her repeated calls to respect the Second Amendment. She was, however, pretty funny, more standup comic than political practitioner. Palin’s exchange of Christmas gifts

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 3/17/2013 6:31:40 AM     (No. 9229001)

Howie, here is a desperately needed free clue:
CPAC was packed for her speech. EVERYONE loved her speech. She spoke from the heart, and nailed our current administration and their faults and defects.

Howie, your article provides more proof that journalism has devolved into the dumbest profession on this planet.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: doodah, 3/17/2013 6:33:31 AM     (No. 9229002)

Waited two days for her speech and then missed it because of a visitor. Where can I get it?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 3/17/2013 6:33:40 AM     (No. 9229003)

Kurtz won´t call Obama a liar to his face like Palin just did because Kurtz likes when Obama lies.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: judy, 3/17/2013 7:14:58 AM     (No. 9229024)

Her speech among others can be found on Fox Nation...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 3/17/2013 7:14:59 AM     (No. 9229025)

#2 Conservatives 4 Palin has the speech. (In fact, I consider them the go-to site for anything Palin.) I´m not certain if I can post the link, so look for this heading: Video: Governor Palin’s complete speech at CPAC; Update: Top 10 lines from speech

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Reply 6 - Posted by: judy, 3/17/2013 7:17:06 AM     (No. 9229027)

Try nation.foxnews.com for the speehes.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 3/17/2013 7:23:55 AM     (No. 9229034)

...she realizes that the best way to deal with a narcissist, is to subject him to laughter and ridicule...

...the boy won´t be able to handle it...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 3/17/2013 7:28:46 AM     (No. 9229038)

her once-blinding luster seriously dimmed Really?
lost her pundit’s perch at Fox News Oh puh-leeze! Fox offered and she declined.

I don´t know why I bother with reading these babbling gnats´ columns. Sarah Palin energized the ticket in ´08, and she´s helped many conservatives win office. Ask Ted Cruz who delivered a brief but fantastic “second” introduction of the Governor to the standing room only CPAC crowd and said, ´I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Gov. Sarah Palin. She is fearless, she is principled, she is courageous, and she is a mama grizzly.”´

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Reply 9 - Posted by: judy, 3/17/2013 7:42:49 AM     (No. 9229042)

Howard, name one statement she made that was not true... typical lib.. personal attacks when debate fails.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 3/17/2013 7:43:21 AM     (No. 9229043)

ANd Howie, ever on his knees, plays to the MFM narrative his masters so desperately want to push.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: philsner, 3/17/2013 7:52:38 AM     (No. 9229061)

If she keeps this up we´ll lose the independents! Better moderate the tone!"
Lol.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: surfhut, 3/17/2013 8:05:07 AM     (No. 9229075)

Loved it when she pulled out a Big Gulp, and when she said the architects could go back to the Lone Star state.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jerseyden, 3/17/2013 8:30:50 AM     (No. 9229089)

If she called him a liar and worse the bernie mad off from the podium I would have thought she was introducing obama as the next speaker

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Reply 14 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/17/2013 8:34:21 AM     (No. 9229094)

Howie, do smart, intelligent women with a different perspective scarfe you?.

Go back to your NY/DC bubble, it is safe in there.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mikkins2, 3/17/2013 8:36:43 AM     (No. 9229098)

Rent free.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Leshno, 3/17/2013 9:00:02 AM     (No. 9229130)

Loved the outfit. /s




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Reply 17 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/17/2013 9:21:40 AM     (No. 9229160)

Why would anyone care what comes out of the Daily Beast? Rag rag rag...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 3/17/2013 9:24:00 AM     (No. 9229165)

Sarah has her audience, she is divisive and has contributed little but blabber to the cause. Quick to grab money and face time, but that is about it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: kahunavol, 3/17/2013 9:30:25 AM     (No. 9229171)

Sometimes the irony of a comment is too rich for words.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ziel, 3/17/2013 9:33:04 AM     (No. 9229175)

I loved part with X-mas presents and sentence my husband got the gun I got a rack.
That was so nuanced and funny and true.
It is true what Rush say, mass media ridicules people they fear most.
Attacks will be coming.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/17/2013 9:42:40 AM     (No. 9229191)

I dunno, #20, there was nothing "nuanced" about that sentence. It played to her fans, however, which was the purpose.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 3/17/2013 9:51:58 AM     (No. 9229209)

Sarah Palin´s lines were all great, including the Christmas story, "nuanced" or not.....her remarks were spot on, not "disjointed". She has a wonderful sense of humor. This article reads as if it could have been written by certain posters here.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 3/17/2013 9:53:07 AM     (No. 9229212)

Howie the Catty. How quaint.

*yawn*

So what´s going on in the NEW media? Dinosaurs are a thing of the past...

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 2dogs, 3/17/2013 10:19:41 AM     (No. 9229250)

Everything, from her choice of wardrobe, to her comedy schtick, indicated to me that she is done with elective politics. She´s done being anything but a cheerleader for us. Which is fine, we need one. Mbut she´s now just a warm-up act for serious candidates. Sad.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: devnull, 3/17/2013 10:41:25 AM     (No. 9229281)

Would not want to be President Obama´s caddy today. Psychologically there is nothing worse for a black man than to be belittled by a white woman. She unmanned him and that is a wound that will fester. He´ll need to do something to prove himself now.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 3/17/2013 11:01:20 AM     (No. 9229304)

“Journalist” Howard Kurtz predictably keeps in lockstep with the kneejerk Sarah Palin-can’t-possibly-be-a-serious-person-to-be-taken-seriously crowd. Whatever their weak, flimsy, insubstantial reason… Palin Envy or Abortion Remorse or something else of equal or even lesser relevance, “Howie” and his ilk are still stuck in the now-out-of-touch 1960s or even earlier. Ridicule is so yesterday.



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Reply 27 - Posted by: LouD, 3/17/2013 11:12:38 AM     (No. 9229322)

Amazing how Sarah brings out the hating posters here. They get me wondering if they aren´t really trolls. I thought we conservatives should stick together, but some act more like libs in that they disparage everything and every one that dares to think a little different.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: kanphil, 3/17/2013 11:14:46 AM     (No. 9229326)

I tend to think she is finished as a candidate, but she can be of ENORMOUS help to a more serious candidate--Ted Cruz for example. All the consistently catty remarks from certain ldotters will not change that.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: MDConservative, 3/17/2013 11:15:57 AM     (No. 9229332)

I just watched her CPAC speech...where was Howie? Her presentation was exactly what one would expect at CPAC. She´s NOT running for anything; she´s no longer an elected official...what "specifics" would you expect? Sounds like, in your opinion, she had "too many notes" in her music.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: killerbee, 3/17/2013 11:20:06 AM     (No. 9229340)

It was a great speech. Hit every target and it was smart and encouraging.

Not surprised OP is starting the day with a Palin-bashing piece. She lives rent-free in some people´s heads, doncha know.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: yuban, 3/17/2013 11:23:01 AM     (No. 9229348)

Palin upset 18 and 21 and all the Left, so I say she did GREAT.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: WAN2, 3/17/2013 11:38:44 AM     (No. 9229389)

In sum, gonads are America´s last, best hope.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: richwill, 3/17/2013 11:46:09 AM     (No. 9229404)

Sarah Palin, according to the liberal press and pundits, cannot say good morning without it being controversial. Her humor and style set the conference on fire. She knows how to give a speech. Notice no teleprompter and a meager reference to her notes. The lady is brilliant.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: PI65, 3/17/2013 11:52:05 AM     (No. 9229412)

#24 is right on target.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Muguy, 3/17/2013 11:52:25 AM     (No. 9229414)

It is truly amazing how much the lib media still hates Sarah--and how AFRAID they are of her!

The media gave her about one week of neutral press back in 2008 when she was the surprise running mate of Senator McPain, and ever since they have been on a "search and destroy" mission trying to ruin her.

I so hope that Senators Cruz, Rubio, Lee and company can survive the now and forever "media anal exam" and Rush calls it--the problem is that its not just the media anymore...its the "old bulls" of the republican party after them as well!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: jpinpa, 3/17/2013 11:52:31 AM     (No. 9229415)

I´ve always thought that the libs/media figured out early on that Sarah was a huge threat to Hillary becoming the first woman president someday and therefore had to work to destroy her as soon and totally as possible.
To me, she is, among so many other positive things, smart, funny, accomplished, honest, sincere and really easy on the eyes - all things that Hillary isn´t and never will be.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Mainely Steve, 3/17/2013 12:00:07 PM     (No. 9229425)

She drives you "bat crap crazy" doesn´t she Howie!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: LadyVet, 3/17/2013 12:05:29 PM     (No. 9229435)

There are a lot of college Republicans at CPAC. The audience is much younger than at GOP conventions. Dress is more casual. Sarah knew her audience well.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 3/17/2013 12:13:46 PM     (No. 9229449)

Ronald Reagan was a better man than I. He was better looking, smarter, funnier, and--most important--braver. His singular courage in facing death by assassination left me humbled and proud. I honored Reagan for his gifts because everything he was became a gift to me over time.

Sarah Palin is a better women than her critics. She is better looking, smarter, funnier, and braver than they are. Palin´s singular courage in keeping her disabled baby leaves them envious and ashamed. So they find reasons to hate her, and in so doing reveal themselves. That which is conservative in them, and should respond to Palin´s rhetoric, is undone by that which is small in them and resentful of her gifts.

I pity them.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 3/17/2013 12:15:34 PM     (No. 9229453)

Well done Gov Palin, time to run for senate.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: tisHimself, 3/17/2013 12:42:50 PM     (No. 9229480)

XXXIX, you get more concise and accurate every time you have to show up here and remind us all who they are and why there are that way. Gracias.



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Reply 42 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 3/17/2013 1:11:17 PM     (No. 9229523)

Howie´s "disjointed" was a great collection of zingers and truths that all found their respective targets like a shiv to the gut.

Her greatest political strength may not be as a candidate, but as the "warm-up act" not held to the constraints of trying to win office.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 3/17/2013 1:25:16 PM     (No. 9229536)

Howie, what substantive specific has your hero in the White House ever offered?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 3/17/2013 2:55:47 PM     (No. 9229637)

Done without a teleprompter, too.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 3/17/2013 3:10:13 PM     (No. 9229655)

Sarah is done with political office. But she isn´t done on the political scene. She knows she is the voice of the conservative people of this country, and she speaks for them-simple and straightforward-no pretty speeches and meaningless words. Unless you understand the message, you won´t understand Sarah and why she has staunch supporters and admirers.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: harper, 3/17/2013 4:36:08 PM     (No. 9229735)

Every time Sarah speaks I wind up thinking about popcorn. It must be the sound of all those leftard´s heads exploding...

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Reply 47 - Posted by: zoidberg, 3/17/2013 5:09:36 PM     (No. 9229797)

Years ago, Sarah Palin went to a costume party as Tina Fey, and now she´s doing comedy too.

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Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park

A Marine´s story: Women set up
to fail USMC’s most grueling test

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ABC News, by Martha Raddatz*    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/21/2014 11:13:10 AM     Post Reply
At a petite 5’3’’, Sage Santangelo may not look like a combat fighter at first glance. But the female second lieutenant has never let that hold her back from pursuing her dream of becoming an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Growing up, Santangelo found she was always able to keep up with the guys and enjoyed playing hockey on all boys’ teams. But when she joined the Marines, Santangelo found the playing field changed; she was segregated into female-only training units and as a woman, was relegated to less strenuous physical training than her male counterparts. And that’s why,

Wasserman-Schultz: Midterm Election
´Absolutely Not´ A Referendum on Obama

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/21/2014 8:22:28 AM     Post Reply
"No, absolutely not," the November midterm election is not a referendum on President Obama and his policies, Democrat Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told NBC´s "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "[T]hese elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running," she said. Asked about vulnerable Democrats who have criticized President Obama´s flawed healthcare law, Wasserman Schultz said they are running their own race. "They have to talk about and focus on the issues that are important to their constituents. And what´s also true is, if you look at the success rate and the track record of

John Kerry’s Easter Message:
I’m ‘First Catholic Secretary of
State in 33 Years’

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Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 2:26:51 AM     Post Reply
In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on Easter Sunday and posted on the State Department website, Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his days as an altar boy and pointed out that he is “the first Catholic Secretary of State in 33 years.” Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state to President Ronald Reagan from January 1981 to July 1982, was also a Catholic. Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis,” said Kerry. “As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that I

Ignoring an Inequality Culprit:
Single-Parent Families

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Wall Street Journal, by David Maranto & Michael Crouch    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/21/2014 5:05:45 AM     Post Reply
Suppose a scientific conference on cancer prevention never addressed smoking, on the grounds that in a free society you can´t change private behavior, and anyway, maybe the statistical relationships between smoking and cancer are really caused by some other third variable. Wouldn´t some suspect that the scientists who raised these claims were driven by something—ideology, tobacco money—other than science? Yet in the current discussions about increased inequality, few researchers, fewer reporters, and no one in the executive branch of government directly addresses what seems to be the strongest statistical correlate of inequality in the United States: the rise of single-parent

USAID documents cite Hillary
Clinton in chaos of Afghan aid

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Washington Times, by Guy Taylor    Original Article
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In internal government documents with potential repercussions for the 2016 presidential election, top officials at the U.S. Agency for International Development repeatedly cited former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for setting into motion a policy to waive restrictions on who could receive U.S. aid in Afghanistan, resulting in millions of dollars in U.S. funds going directly into the coffers of Afghan ministries known to be rife with corruption. References to Mrs. Clinton’s role in the policy first appeared in a November 2012 USAID action memo, which outlined how U.S. officials made a “strategic foreign-assistance

The Incredibly Stupid War on
the Common Core

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Daily Beast, by Charles Upton Sahm    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/21/2014 7:22:12 AM     Post Reply
An unholy alliance between the Tea Party and the teachers’ unions threatens to derail the most promising education reform in decades. Like Rocky in the early rounds, the new Common Core math and reading standards are being pummeled left and right. From the left: Education icon Diane Ravitch says the Common Core represents a “utilitarian view of education” that is too focused on testing, data, and accountability. From the right, “ObamaCore” is denounced as federal intrusion. Heritage Foundation education fellow Lindsey Burke calls it “an effort to impose a uniform, standardized curriculum across the country.” From the further right, the always

Bernardine Dohrn´s Nomination For
The First Circuit Court of Appeals

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Townhall, by Hank Adler    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 1:18:39 PM     Post Reply
What are the chances that Bernardine Dohrn, the wife of Bill Ayres, and a principal signatory on the Weather Underground´s "Declaration of a State of War" in May 1970 could be appointed as a judge in a Federal Court? Dohrn graduated with honors with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and subsequently graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. Until August 2013, she was a clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law. Bernardine Dohrn´s resume is almost as appealing as the President´s resume when he was elected to the presidency.


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