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Palin goes 0 for 2 in Alaska as
clout disappears nationally

McClatchy Newspapers, by Sean Cockerham

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Posted By:MissMolly, 8/21/2014 5:52:32 AM

WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin has lost the magic. The defeat of her choice Tuesday in a Republican Senate primary in her home state of Alaska capped a primary season in which her favored candidates have stumbled across the nation. A referendum to restore Palin’s signature achievement from her time as Alaska governor, a state tax on oil companies, was also headed toward defeat following Tuesday’s voting, dealing a double whammy loss to Palin in her home state and highlighting her declining influence. Only four of the 15 congressional candidates endorsed by Palin nationwide this year have won their primaries, a far worse

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Catherine, 8/21/2014 6:29:20 AM     (No. 9974616)

If those in charge don´t like how a vote turned out, they have been known to ´fix´ it. The voters (in AL)voted out a certain R woman a couple of years ago. The person running against her won. However, she ran as a ´write in´ and won. Thing is her name has lots of letters and is difficult to pronounce and the law states every write in had to be spelled correctly. So, my point is, those who won didn´t necessarily.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/21/2014 6:34:14 AM     (No. 9974623)

That´s certainly good news for the moderate/liberal republicans, and democrats, but bad news for America.

I have a busy day ahead of me, and I haven´t much time to ponder; however, I going to take the time to say the following:

The majority of humans in the world are stupid. The founding fathers knew this, and put measures in place to compensate for that. That´s why they put limit on whom could vote in the USA. Voters had to be land owners, and etc., and etc. They barred women from voting because they knew widows could become land owners, and there´s a higher percentage of stupid women than the percentage of stupid men.

Well, men wanting power talked the stupid people into changing all that, and the constitution was amended. Link all that to how the country has changed for the worst since all the stupid people can vote.

I´ve got to run . . . have a good day

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/21/2014 6:35:00 AM     (No. 9974625)

The establishment bought what it wanted and that indicates a repudiation of she whose name we dare not speak?


That thing has lasted more than four hours, better see a doctor.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 8/21/2014 7:16:53 AM     (No. 9974663)

FTA: dealing a double whammy loss to Palin

Palin wasn´t running for election.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/21/2014 7:31:53 AM     (No. 9974687)

Beautiful Sarah is STILL living rent-free inside their heads, bless their hearts.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: berthabutt, 8/21/2014 7:40:05 AM     (No. 9974695)

#2 sounds alot like Neal Boortz. I think if you can´t spell ´president´ or ´constitution´ and you pay no taxes you shouldn´t get a vote.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 8/21/2014 7:57:53 AM     (No. 9974723)

A leftist media organization, constantly hungering for political power at any cost, ANY COST, thy name is McClatchy.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 8/21/2014 8:49:01 AM     (No. 9974774)

I think that there is a simple reason why Joe Miller lost. He has a beard. Think about it. No Senator, or Congressman has a beard. Or a mustache either. And hasn´t for decades. All our elected representatives have to have a certain look, and that look is kept within strict limits of clothes and grooming. It´s too bad, but our governing classes are as uniform as the Borg.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 8/21/2014 8:50:21 AM     (No. 9974776)

Only liberals read McClatchy newspapers.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: richwill, 8/21/2014 8:54:56 AM     (No. 9974782)

Endorsing someone land controlling an election are two entirely different items.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 8/21/2014 9:22:26 AM     (No. 9974831)

Any Tea Party related loss, no matter how narrow, is interpreted as the last nail in the coffin. Dems can lose from now to doomsday, and the stories will ever be about how they are on the verge of "turning Texas blue" or somesuch. That´s just how it works - the mainstream media coverage, that is.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: curious1, 8/21/2014 9:37:20 AM     (No. 9974854)

#2 and #6 - pretty much sum up the root cause of our current problems.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 8/21/2014 11:24:43 AM     (No. 9975015)

Who appointed Sean Judge, jury and executioner?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/21/2014 11:43:19 AM     (No. 9975074)

The vast majority of her endorsees have lost: Katrina Pierson, Tim Shannon, Taylor Griffin, Julianne Ortman, Steven Lonegan, Liz Benacquisto, Karen Handel, Chris McDaniel, Joe Miller, Joe Carr, Bob Loudermilk, and another three whose names don´t come to mind immediately. She just doesn´t have that much clout any longer.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/21/2014 12:49:08 PM     (No. 9975229)

#14, Perhaps Sarah Palin doesn´t have clout anymore, as some say.

Or, perhaps the voters just aren´t smart enough to recognize a good candidate--including Sarah herself.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/21/2014 12:51:30 PM     (No. 9975237)

Hit enter too soon.

Maybe there just aren´t enough people who believe in the principles of good government to elect those candidates.

The constant attacks on Sarah Palin would seem to indicate that.

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