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I’m sitting next to the phone

I’m sitting next to the phone

that never rings, and the e-mail account that never pings, from politicians seeking my highly influential support.

Via AP, Romney, Perry try to recruit Christie, Palin fans:

Rivals Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are furiously scurrying to recruit heartbroken holdouts who had hoped GOP celebrities Chris Christie or Sarah Palin would join the Republican presidential contest.

With a slew of donors and activists now up for grabs, the leading two Republican candidates redoubled their efforts — and made personal appeals — this week to win over unaligned high-dollar and high-power GOP players in what’s become largely a two-man nomination fight.

What is it going to take? Herm? Newt? Someone?

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I think I’m going to go work on Herman Cain’s campaign.

DINORightMarie | October 8, 2011 at 9:58 am

Just a quick note…. Apparently, according to Mr. Cain, it is only his enemies who call him Herm or Herb (in response to a question about Palin calling him Herb Cain on Fox News). I’m sure you don’t think that; just wanted to let you know what Cain said about that, though. 😉

Personally, I support Herman Cain at present, as he most closely represents my views on most things. I believe he would wipe the floor with Obama if they were to debate, if Cain got the nomination. Knowing that the Republican establishment is pushing Romney, I believe he is the one who will get the nomination – but time will tell.

As I’m sure you know, I am an ABO person.

I will probably work for our Senate race to support my candidate here, to ensure the seat flips to Conservative Republican. With Jim Webb stepping down, the seat is fairly certain to go Republican, but I want to make sure that I do what I can to ensure that.

The Republican presidential candidate will be who it will be – and I will gladly pull the lever for that person, that ticket. I will support him, or her, and donate if I am able.

Anybody. But. Obama.

    Concentrating on Congressional races is good advice. Even if Romney (the Ruling Class selected him no other candidate has a chance to enter that special VIP room) defeats Obama (which he won’t because Ruling Classers have no idea how to get out the vote and won’t spend a Billion buying the votes) he is a Eunuch and will go along with the status quo

    And even if Romney is elected there may be a chance to stave off Ruling Class doom if we have majority Conservatives in Senate and House (ousting Eunuchs McConnell and Boehner in the process)

    Yes, good point. What happens in Congress is crucially important. We should not forget that.

Oh goody, looking forward to the sweet-talkers promising me paradise if I ignore their reputation and jump into bed with them.

The problem with sweet-talkers is that their promises are always empty. I’m not buying the Obama-bamboozle, I’ve had enough of the sweet-talker; they can find someone else to screw

Gotta go with Cain. Just really tired of professional politicians. . .

I love Cain. And I remain a Palin supporter.

Midwest Rhino (not RINO) | October 8, 2011 at 11:11 am

68% want less government and lower taxes, while those claiming to relate with the Tea Party is more like 25%. The Tea Party edifice has been “graffitied” over by big media and the left, with false flag tags of racism, fascism, extremism and bigotry. Therefore the malleable middle do not openly associate themselves with the tea party (as I see it). Rasmussen says 43% view the Tea Party label as a negative (as of Aug 30th, 2011).

Perhaps candidates are hesitant to be directly linked to the Tea Party brand, or those that defend the real meaning of the brand (like Prof. Jacobson). Tea partiers may have to stay on their message, and let the candidate push the popular message, without claiming Tea Party status.

    You do realize that that means that 57%, i.e. the majority of people, agree with the TEA Party.

    The main reason, IMHO, that the candidates do not want to be “associated” with the TEA Party is that they want the MSM to “like them, really really like them!” Also, somehow, these Republicans believe they can win by not standing up for those under attack, not challenging the lies, but “remaining above the fray” or something. They also believe that the all-important “independents” are not TEA Party supporters – but they fail to read several polls that show the indies in 2010 were heavily in favor of the TEA Party, and still are. That is why the left suffered such a shellacking in Nov. 2010.

    This is the foolish view of the Republican establishment today, again in my humble opinion. The left will DESTROY anyone they see as a threat to their chosen One. Just look at what they did to Perry last Sunday, starting with the WaPo hit piece, and what Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC is trying to do to Cain. Can’t wait to see what the Saturday Night Race Card Game will be tonight. 😉

    The politics of personal destruction. It must be a requirement of the media today to have MASTERED Alinsky – credentialed, proven mastery. Maybe that is what makes up the Journalism curriculum, now.

    Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: it’s what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, served by the MSM, until November 2012.

      Midwest Rhino (not RINO) in reply to DINORightMarie. | October 9, 2011 at 12:33 am

      I appreciate your points, but no, if 43% think the Tea Party is a negative, that does NOT mean all the rest think it is a positive. Only some 25% associate themselves with the Tea Party … which might mean 32% are neutral.

      My point is the Tea Party initiative has been damaged by big media. But the ideas of less government and lower taxes is entrenched. I’m not smart enough to know how presidential politicians should play that. 🙂

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | October 8, 2011 at 11:46 am

OT: OccupyWallStreet related comment.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2046586/Occupy-Wall-Street-Shocking-photos-protester-defecating-POLICE-CAR.html

I saw the first disgusting photo on Twitter last night, and I figured it was photoshopped. But after I see the rest of the photos in the article, I now lean toward it being authentic.

These freaks are not the 99%.

If Palin wanted to really “shake things up”, she should endorse Gary Johnson as the anti-crony-capitalism, non-establishment candidate. His plain-speaking, common-sense approach and fiscal-freedom stances are more in-line with her views. BONUS: Johnson has not insulted or derided Palin or her family.

(PS. Cain lost my support during the CNN interview, when he went along with the WaPo assertion about the Perry family involvement in the racist rock. That showed me he jumps to conclusions with little background checking and he may be manipulated by suggestions of those around him. His lack of dealing with real, political institutions such as a state House and Senate is also deeply concerning).

I don’t see a likely winning Republican candidate who will be willing and able to fight and win the battles needed to turn our country around. Maybe I am missing something?

Further evidence that Romney and Perry are political weather “vains”. Instead of having a message and being confident that their ideas will draw supporters, they spend resources on the leftovers of others.

Cain.

huskers-for-palin | October 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Already got the calls….already told them to get lost. If I get any letters from them, it will be returned unopened.

They seem so “concerned” to get my support and so “sympathetic” to my Tea Party ideals. They even show “sympathy” to Palin (I almost gagged at that point….the ones who were SILENT when Palin was being forced into bankruptcy from bogus ethics complaints or getting lambasted with the “blood libel” of the Giffords shooting). NOW, they care about Palin? NOW, they show support for her? What a crock of bull-plop!!!

All they care about are three things: (1) Turn Palin into their puppet-bitch to do their bidding, (2) Get Palin’s donor list, and (3) Get Palin’s volunteer list. After that, they will toss her aside like a crushed can of soda.

She owes them nothing. I hope she repeats 2010 and works to get a lot of Tea Party people elected into office (2012, 2014, etc.,) and earns a lot of IOUs and street cred. Someday, I hope she cashes them in.

Let her go into the wilderness and fast for 40 days and nights. She is no Dan Quayle, she will return. If she really wants to be POTUS (or some other office) at a future date, let the last few years be a learning experience on what to do and not what to do. To run a successful campaign, it takes YEARS to lay the groundwork.

Am I ticked off at Palin? Yes, but not as much as some. What she needs to do is to contact her grassroots leaders and THANK THEM PERSONALLY. Her phone call to Levin left a bad taste in a lot of mouths and it could of been handled better.

In time, I will let bygones by bygones. If she endorses a candidate, I will donate and help whenever I can.

Right now, I’m going to help unseat Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) and help primary challenge Congressman Lee Terry (R NE-2).

You can’t stay on the sidelines and pout forver.

….the battle for Dune continues.

huskers-for-palin | October 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

a few more things to mention.

1) Rush Limbaugh not commenting in any meaningful manner about Palin’s political announcement in the past couple of days. If I am wrong please correct me

2) The Tea Party movement officially not commenting to my knowledge about the Palin announcement or even paying tribute to her for helping the movement get as far as it has.

3) That Palin’s announcement has in boxing terms allowed Obama to get up from that mat after being knocked down and to regain his strength so he can come back in later rounds and win the fight.

4) Supposedly right-wing pollsters like Rasmussen who deliberately misrepresented polling results about Palin and crafted false narratives on what her poll numbers meant.

5) The cowardice of conservatives to not to rally behind Sarah Palin from the vicious attacks launched against her by her enemies.

6) That Fox News would deliberately sabotage someone in their employ.

7) Palin never getting the credit she deserved for the 2010 results. Boastfulness has its limits. But so does humility.

8 ) That any of the 8 dwarves is now seen as more viable or stellar as a result of the Palin announcement. In terms of how Ayn Rand put it citing Aristotle: A is A. Chopped liver is still chopped liver. It can never be filet mignon.

9) That Palin’s Fascist enemies including the community of trolls are indeed emboldened. The righteousness of our side is supposed to prevail over evil. Why didn’t it in this case? I am disgusted with myself for even asking the question.

10) And I am disgusted by the continued criticism of Sarah Palin after the announcement. Haven’t these folks ever heard of the expression, Don’t kick a dog when he is down? Evidently not and their actions in the past few days prove how truly evil they are.

huskers-for-palin | October 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I think the final straw was the bumping up of the primaries. It favors the establishment candidates and those with money. Palin’s late delclaration made it a logistical/financial issue with a 2 month time frame instead of a 3-4 month time frame.

This is how Sarah can still stay in the game and build street cred.

10 ideas on how Sarah Palin could be the most effective in helping the GOP keep the House, take back the Senate and defeat Obama:

1) Consistently speaking against 3rd party candidates and a 3rd party movement

2) Along with #1, focus her activities mostly on addressing conservative issues and dispelling notions that Romney will not represent their needs

3) Hammer Obama on Obamacare, especially if Romney is the nominee and is inhibited from doing so because of Romneycare

4) Speak on energy development and attack the EPA and radical environmental groups

5) No longer speak on crony capitalism because it attacks the credibility of the GOP and its candidates

6) Do the dirty work on Obama during the general election campaign leaving Romney above the fray if he is the nominee (compensate for Romney’s lack of willingness or talent to take on Obama directly)

7) Visiting all the battleground states to mobilize conservative voters reminding them what happened in 2010 and to invigorate GOTV efforts

8) Attend get-togethers of special interests such as the NRA and pro-life conventions

9) Endorsements of conservative candidates as she did in 2010

10) Keep the election close by exposing Obama so that even if he wins re-election it does not spill over to the Congressional elections.

I had to turn my phone off because Romney and Perry kept call all hours of the day for my endorsement…

What if we write in her name in the primary anyway?

huskers-for-palin | October 8, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Ring–Ring !!!

Me: Hello?

Caller: Hi, I’m calling for the (GOP candidate) 2012 campaign and we’re asking for your support this coming election. Would you be willing to donate your time and money?

Me: Ahhhh, no.

Caller: Can I ask for your vote for (candiate’s name) come primary time?

Me: Ahhhh, no.

(((caller now goes through the talking points / sales pitch of the candidates’s experience and platform)))

Me: Ahhhh huhh….

Me: Say, when Palin was attacked with frivolous ethics complaints in 2009, where were you in defending her or at least speaking out against the Democrat’s scam???

Caller: silence…(goes back to the talking points).

Me: When Palin was accused of “blood libel” in the Giffords shooting, where were you to defend her? Your silence gives the perception of approval.

Caller: silence

Me: Say, if your candidate is attacked or smeered, why should I defend him / her? What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Caller: I’m sorry, did I reach you at a bad time?

Me: Yeah, anytime with your candidate is a bad time. Say, can you pass a message to the GOP leadership? Tell them not to send a donation letter to me. Tell then not to call me anymore for money and while you’re at it, don’t ever call me again. Also, don’t let your goons get anywhere close to my local Tea Party group….we don’t want you either. We’re too busy working on local elections.

(click)

Don’t feel too bad, I’ve been blogging for about 10 years now, and if anything I’ve lost readers. Guess I need to be more provocative. 🙂

I’m going to concentrate on the congressional and state races. I may as well, by the time Texas holds it’s primary the nomination is already settled. Just wondering, who thought up this mess of having the more populous states voting last in the primaries, meanwhile having states like Michigan able to have Democrats vote in the Republican primary because Obama won’t have any meaningful opposition?

They ignore you at their peril.

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