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Sarah Palin: “this ridiculous opposition dump on Newt was nothing short of Stalin-esque re-writing of history”

Sarah Palin: “this ridiculous opposition dump on Newt was nothing short of Stalin-esque re-writing of history”


Sarah Palin just launched a thousand points of fright at Team Romney and the Republican establishment who have been going after Newt’s relationship with Ronald Reagan, via Facebook:

We have witnessed something very disturbing this week. The Republican establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted the tactics of the left in using the media and the politics of personal destruction to attack an opponent….

I am sadly too familiar with these tactics because they were used against the GOP ticket in 2008….

But this week a few handpicked and selectively edited comments which Newt made during his 40-year career were used to claim that Newt was somehow anti-Reagan and isn’t conservative enough to go against the accepted moderate in the primary race. (I know, it makes no sense, and the GOP establishment hopes you won’t stop and think about this nonsense. Mark Levin and others have shown the ridiculousness of this.) To add insult to injury, this “anti-Reagan” claim was made by a candidate who admitted to not even supporting or voting for Reagan. He actually was against the Reagan movement, donated to liberal candidates, and said he didn’t want to go back to the Reagan days. You can’t change history….

What we saw with this ridiculous opposition dump on Newt was nothing short of Stalin-esque re-writing of history. It was Alinsky tactics at their worst.

But this whole thing isn’t really about Newt Gingrich vs. Mitt Romney. It is about the GOP establishment vs. the Tea Party grassroots and independent Americans who are sick of the politics of personal destruction used now by both parties’ operatives with a complicit media egging it on. In fact, the establishment has been just as dismissive of Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Newt is an imperfect vessel for Tea Party support, but in South Carolina the Tea Party chose to get behind him instead of the old guard’s choice.   In response, the GOP establishment voices denounced South Carolinian voters with the same vitriol we usually see from the left when they spew hatred at everyday Americans “bitterly clinging” to their faith and their Second Amendment rights. The Tea Party was once again told to sit down and shut up and listen to the “wisdom” of their betters. We were reminded of the litany of Tea Party endorsed candidates in 2010 that didn’t win. Well, here’s a little newsflash to the establishment: without the Tea Party there would have been no historic 2010 victory at all….

Now, I respect Governor Romney and his success. But there are serious concerns about his record and whether as a politician he consistently applied conservative principles and how this impacts the agenda moving forward. The questions need answers now. That is why this primary should not be rushed to an end.

And I question whether the GOP establishment would ever employ the same harsh tactics they used on Newt against Obama. I didn’t see it in 2008. Many of these same characters sat on their thumbs in ‘08 and let Obama escape unvetted. Oddly, they’re now using every available microscope and endoscope – along with rewriting history – in attempts to character assassinate anyone challenging their chosen one in their own party’s primary. So, one must ask, who are they really running against?


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Henry Hawkins | January 27, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Wow, indeed! You GO girl! Man, that felt good to read.

If you read the poster comments about Palin’s interview with Stossel (posted on HA) on this kerfluffle you’d think she was all in for Newt and that she attacked all the other candidates. As usual it brought out the PDS crowd at Hot Air.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to katiejane. | January 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Those blogs with huge numbers of posters have large blocs of every position, no matter how silly it might be. It makes for a fairly worthless comment section; just so many strangers screaming at each other in the park.


    Neo in reply to Neo. | January 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    The biggest loser in the near term, at least as far as I see it, is Senator Marco Rubio. If Mitt takes FL, the Tea Party will eat him alive.

      CalMark in reply to Neo. | January 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      Oh, SNAP! Good point!

      This would be the Marco Rubio embraced and lionized by the Tea Party…who refused to join DeMint’s Senate Tea Party Caucus.

      Mary Sue in reply to Neo. | January 27, 2012 at 7:16 pm

      The Tea Party is beyond absurd if they would eat Marco Rubio alive. Palin asked voters to slow this down to vet Romney. Fine with me. I heard nothing in that about chewing up well respected US Senators like Marco Rubio.

      She can’t possibly argue that the grassroots who defended her is a mindless bunch who are easily manipulated by “the establishment.” I defended her endlessly and this isn’t even remotely comparable to what she went through.

      The premise behind the Bain attack from Camp Newt was “electability.” Thank heavens Romney’s team is not trying that strategy on Newt. The left certainly will if Newt gets the nomination. It is obvious establishment types don’t want to rehash Newt’s baggage in a general, I don’t blame them.

      Lastly, Newt was running promoting himself the one to take on Obama in the debates. He lost twice this week to Mitt. He is unfocused and whines when he loses. Sorry but facts are stubborn things.

        JDmyrm in reply to Mary Sue. | January 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm

        I think he had a tough time at the last debate, I’d hardly call the NBC one a loss. Then again I thought we were choosing presidents, in which case policy matters more than debate performance.

        Newt has the policies IMO, Newt can definitely out-debate Romney on the facts – I grant you he can lie better in the 1min, 30sec rejoin format. I can also grant you, Obama will eat Mitt alive in the General.

          Mary Sue in reply to JDmyrm. | January 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

          If we’re choosing on policy which Newt do we choose? He was just as likely to hop on the global warming bandwagon and he supported a mandate right up until Obama was putting one in the healthcare bill. It’s great to talk about moon colonies but the tea party was all about cutting the deficit. People need jobs and the moon talk seemed out of place. Newt needs discipline and a message besides whatever strikes his fancy on that particular day.

          I would absolutely say Newt deserves credit for what he did in the Contract with America as well as his role in getting the class of 94 elected. I read both Scarborough and Coburn’s book though and there is a lot of nasty stuff that has yet to be mentioned this time around. I absolutely think rehashing all that is a nightmare in a 50/50 election. Sorry, but that is my opinion.

          If you want to accuse Mitt of lying that is a tough sell when you are defending a man that cheated for years. I thought Mitt was foolish to deny seeing the ad but the content of the ad was easily thrown right back on Newt. Maybe the Master Debater should have been prepared to throw it back in Mitt’s lap but he wasn’t. I said this elsewhere but I will repeat it here. I saw on Twitter a while back Eric Fernstrohm sparring with Axelrod on the night of a debate. Axelrod was asking why Mitt wasn’t being prepped for debate. Fernstrohm replied that Mitt didn’t need prep. Mitt got smoked by Newt in that debate and then went on to lose South Carolina. Did he run around crying about Newt lying or packing the audience? No, he got a coach and upped his game. It showed this week.

          Most people voting, according to the polls, have been watching the debates. How many of them are reading American Spectator and Drudge is highly questionable. I seriously doubt it had any influence on the polls. If you follow the polling info, Newt’s numbers started to turn after Monday’s debate. Nearly every one of Newt’s ads and statements calls attention to his ability to debate. People wanted a fighter, I can see that. You need to deliver every time though and can’t be out debated by the guy you are claiming won’t take the fight to Obama.

          Midwest Rhino in reply to JDmyrm. | January 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

          Mary Sue said “I thought Mitt was foolish to deny seeing the ad but the content of the ad was easily thrown right back on Newt.

          That reminds me … was Mitt just flat out lying that he didn’t know of the ad? I think it was a prepared response, coached into him by his new guy. After denying, remember he looked over at Newt and asked “Did he say that?” It was a little too slick … he was ready for the question.

          Just what we need, another Alinsky style liar, coached into being a better liar.

          Tamminator in reply to JDmyrm. | January 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

          @Mary Sue: You read Scarborough’s book? A former conservative(laughable) who is now a leftist propagandist on MSNBC?

          Yeah, Mary Sue. I’ll take YOUR advice.
          It’s obvious that you are a paid Romney troll, and anyone reading that who doesn’t see that should read all of her posts.
          She leaks a lot of information.
          And you claim you were a tea party person.
          That is the most laughable statement on this blog post.

          Newt Gingrich got 50 Republicans elected and was the first Republican Speaker of the House in FORTY YEARS.

          Yeah, tell me is unstable and erratic.
          Anyone who buys your bull should be over at the Huffington Post right now.
          I think I’ve seen your posts over there, “Mary Sue”.

          Justin in reply to JDmyrm. | January 27, 2012 at 10:45 pm

          ” He was just as likely to hop on the global warming bandwagon and he supported a mandate right up until Obama was putting one in the healthcare bill.”
          Sounds a lot like Mittens doesn’t it. Although to be fair Mitt still supports a Mandate.

        Representative John Campbell, when asked if he listened to last night’s debate offered no excuses except this one for giving it a pass:

        “I can’t stand listening to Newt anymore! I think he is more arrogant than Obama, now. He is often wrong but never in doubt.”

        Great posts, Mary Sue. Also, have you noticed that Newt is only a ‘fighter’ when he can throw aspersions out to the media, which the audience can get behind. Otherwise, he wilts, frowns, and then proceeds to whine the next day.

          Tamminator in reply to jltz. | January 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm

          OMG, paid trolls from the Romney organization.
          So obvious, all of you.

          Pay attention Insurrection readers!

          They’ll be here for the next month, just like the Paulbots.
          They get paid to do this.

        Tamminator in reply to Mary Sue. | January 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm


          William A. Jacobson in reply to Tamminator. | January 27, 2012 at 9:53 pm

          Mary Sue has been here for a while and had her own blog which I used to link to. I disagree with her, but she’s not a troll. On the other hand, jltz showed up today and has been posting very troll-sounding prepackaged-sounding comments. Bye.

          Mary Sue in reply to Tamminator. | January 27, 2012 at 10:02 pm

          Go read my blog which I admit I haven’t used in far too long. I am no paid troll and the fact you can’t tolerate anyone having major concerns about Newt without calling them a troll says quite a bit. I guess Michelle Malkin is a troll too.

          I certainly don’t have blinders on where Mitt’s concerned. I think the competition has been good for him as a candidate. Ultimately though we are going to have to hold the nominee accountable if they manage to get elected.

          Also addressing comments I made above about Scarborough, I also mentioned reading Coburn’s book as well. They are exactly the same in their descriptions of Newt as a leader. Throw stones at them all you want, but no genius leader has the people who bought into his agenda turn on him without a heaping portion of blame falling on the leader. If it was just the ethics commission or just the marriages that would be one thing but add the leadership issues on there and that is a lot to drag into battle. I have to say the very troubling parts of the coup make this hands down a no-brainer for me. The worst part of it can’t directly be laid at Newt’s doorstep but it wouldn’t take much to make that case convincingly. I absolutely think the left would do that in a heartbeat. You all can go blindly off the cliff and do that if you want but I can’t go there.

          I am fine with Santorum or Mitt, I will work to get them elected. I will vote for Newt if he gets the nomination. In any case the most important thing is to work to get strong conservatives elected in Congress. If that makes me a troll in your opinion so be it. I am in pretty good company.

          Tamminator in reply to Tamminator. | January 27, 2012 at 10:32 pm

          I may be wrong about the troll monicker, but you are using all of the talking points of the Romney campaign. If that is your real photo, Mary Sue, I’d say that you don’t look old enough to have seen the lynching of Newt in the late 90’s.
          It’s the go-along-to-get-along Republicans who had a problem with Newt at that time. Newt pushed to impeach a popular President who lied under oath, and the “I want to get re-elected” Republicans turned on him.

          I really don’t think that Nancy Reagan, who was a mama grizzly for her husband, would have passed the torch on to Newt Gingrich if he was the psycho that he’s being portrayed as today.

          I have researched all of the candidates, and I wouldn’t push Romney as the nominee if you paid me.
          The left WANT him as the nominee.
          Rich. Elitist. Romneycare.
          That’s all the Left needs to destroy him.
          How do you not get this?
          I will vote for Mittens if I have to, but I am sure he will lose to Obama.

          I’m not blind to the faults of Gingrich, but I want a leader, not another leftist phony in conservative clothing.

          And I don’t give a crap what Michelle Malkin says. Or Ann Coulter, who eviscerated Romney before saying, “He’s my guy”. Puleeze. She’s just pushing Romney so that she will continue to get invited to the Washington cocktail parties.

          By the way, have you read ANY of the links that the Professor has provided? Even Rush Limbaugh said today that the clips that blasted the airwaves yesterday were edited out of context. But facts and truth are devious things to those who want to ignore them.

          I suggest that you read Mark Levin’s book. Then maybe you will realize how much you are being manipulated by the media. Both Left and Right.

          Mary Sue in reply to Tamminator. | January 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm

          I will take the compliment on looking too young, lol. Thanks for that.

          “I really don’t think that Nancy Reagan, who was a mama grizzly for her husband, would have passed the torch on to Newt Gingrich if he was the psycho that he’s being portrayed as today.”

          Nancy was speaking at a Goldwater event where Newt was sitting at the head table. She said she was passing the torch to Newt and the Republicans in Congress. That is a pretty big torch. Whatever, I am not disputing that Newt did plenty and could claim he is a Reagan Conservative. I don’t think this is really a compelling argument to elect him when I look at the whole picture.

          I am really not going to convince you of anything so I am obviously wasting my time. I am just going to clarify that I am not leaking anything here. The concerns I have were even mentioned here by Professor Jacobson recently. That was actually where I first knew there might be something additional beyond the load of baggage we knew about. I actually researched it after that and then read the books. Sorry, I think it is awful and disgusting but I think the left will use it.

          I understand people like Newt and honestly I think he is brilliant. Right now the election slightly tilts in our favor. Obama gains a point or two in favorability and we are at 50/50. I have doubts about all, I have said that repeatedly. It is a real shame we are in this situation facing this disaster of a President. I still can’t believe that. I just can’t see any way Newt is the best choice of the three.

          Tamminator in reply to Tamminator. | January 27, 2012 at 11:40 pm

          Um, I’m pretty sure that Gingrich was INVITED to sit at the head table at that event. Because he was being honored.

          Romney is the man that the left wants. My friend(former operative) on the left told me so. Why do you think that Obama is pushing the class warfare thing so much?

          I not only think that Newt is electable, I also think he is the only one who can win. He’s been there. He’s seen his own party turn on him so that they can preserve their own seats. He lived through the war of Washington politics and he’s still standing.
          The left is terrified of the man.
          And so are the “get-along” Republicans.

          Romney has shown that he is thin skinned and overly coached.
          How would I know this?
          I’m a coach.

          I’ll vote for ABO. Period.
          But if you think Romney is a conservative and will bring this country back from the brink of disaster, you are wrong.
          My former Governor, Norm Coleman, already confessed that Obamacare will not be revoked.

          THAT is a game changer.

          Now go buy Mark Levin’s book.
          Stop reading books written by a guy who is so bitter that he couldn’t get re-elected that he joined MSNBC for revenge.

        JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Mary Sue. | January 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm

        I think you are dead wrong. The Bain attack was not well-presented or edited, but Bain most certainly does negatively impact Mitt’s electability. The Left and the obama administration and the obama campaign and the ‘rats in congress have been grooming Americans intensely for the last three years to hate anybody who has been successful, particularly if that success can be linked to Wall Street in any way, which Bain most certainly can. I don’t agree with that notion, of course, but the Left and all the entities I just mentioned have been Alinskying Mitt for three years – isolating him through their demonization of investment success in preparation for ’12, since the stupid ‘pubs always give it to the establishment guy whose “turn” it is. So, the notion that Mitt is unelectable because of Bain is deadly true. All of the poor and the threatened middle class, particularly those obama has recently made poor, and who don’t follow this stuff like we do, are going to easily fall into the Left’s anti-Mitt propaganda once they launch it. Mitt is further hugely neutered because of Obamneycare. He’s the ONE person who can’t tap into the country’s well-considered fear of obamacare. They’re just waiting for us to make the deadly foolish mistake of nominating THE man they are best set to run against. If we nominate Mitt, obama can just step right out into the WH Rose Garden and holler, “CHECKMATE!”

        Jack Long in reply to Mary Sue. | January 28, 2012 at 1:18 am

        “He is unfocused and whines when he loses.”


        You forgot some other talking points. i.e., When he fights backs “he’s an angry man”; When he answers spontaneously “he shoots from the hip”; When he complains “he’s thin skinned”, etc. etc.

        The man was just dumped on yards deep from all directions and regardless of his reaction will be criticized for it.

        Whose OODA loop can adequately process an attack of that magnitude in such a short time frame? You need separation to get a better perspective.

        Sometimes you have to hunker down, analyze the weakest point in the attack and hope for reinforcements.

        Sometimes you have to play ‘possum to see who’s punching themselves out trying to get a reaction.

        The latter is called “rope ‘a dope”.

      davod in reply to Neo. | January 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm

      Rubio made it clear during the election that he wasn’t the Tea Party’s man.

Now things will really get interesting.

    It will. I don’t really think they know what kind of Pandora’s Box they have opened. It’s far from being just about Newt and Mitt. This is more about feudalism vs Republicanism.

Go Sarah.

    Tamminator in reply to raven. | January 27, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Yeah, she’s some “dummy”, isn’t she, Raven?
    That woman is smarter than the entire Republican party COMBINED.

The Establishment Right is becoming or imitating the Left out of a greater fear of confronting them. The risks and requirements of confrontation are often psychologically too great for weak people. So they assimilate and imitate. There must be a good term to describe this phenomenon – a cross between Stockholm Syndrome and Freudian reaction-formation? The Establishment cannot fight or even call out the Left and so is internalizing their practices as a means of appeasement, submission, survival.

What they don’t see is the more epic failure attached to this strategy. That is, if Romney “wins” the nomination, his victory will be Pyrrhic on a epic scale; the GOP will be finished.

    Milwaukee in reply to raven. | January 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    May I humbly suggest that “The Establishment Right …” should be “The Establishment Republicans…“? People such as the Bushes. That Barbara Bush would comment on how attractive Sarah is, while denigrating her ideas and principals, indicates the problem is with the “Establishment Republicans” who don’t give a rat’s ass for America as long they are sheltered and secure.

      Justin in reply to Milwaukee. | January 27, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Newt can’t say it but everyone else should be saying it.
      Romney is not a Reagan Republican, he is a Bush Republican.
      Romney is a progressive, he like all progressives believe that Govt (if run by the right people aka himself) will bring a better society. His tell is when he talks about Regulations. He talks about “smart regulations” like all progressives do. Romney says that the free market needs regulations, which show how good a Keynesian he really is just like Bush.
      Govt doesn’t create jobs. It can only give the right environment so that markets can create jobs. I’ve heard Newt talk about that,I’ve never heard Romney say anything like that.
      Romneynomics = Bushonomics = Obamanomics = Keynesian clap trap that caused this whole mess…the idea that our betters are the ones that should make the decisions.
      Newt at least is taking the good parts of Paul (Fed, economics (Reagan was an Austrian)) and leaving the bad parts of Paul. Romney would never touch the Fed.

        JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Justin. | January 28, 2012 at 12:32 am

        Romney ain’t even a Bush Republican.

        He’s an obama Republican.

          Lol remember the saying “they said voting for McCain would be voting for Bush’s third term and they were right.”

          Romney is just going to continue Bush’s and Obama’s terms economically.
          Look at the top Romney backers vs Obama’s top backers, notice the similarities?

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to raven. | January 27, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    May we please call them the “Establishment GOP” instead of the “Establishment Right”? In my thinking, “Establishment Right” is an oxymoron. People who are truly on the Right, by definition, are concerned with the precepts of the U.S. Constitution, capitalism and conservatism, all of which inherently emphasize process, not persons. People in the establishment, are just that – particular persons with self-interests. They are not process, policy or political thought.

    To be a true advocate of the Right, one advocates for entrepreneurship and competition, may the best man win, which benefits both consumer and innovator, and the rule of law, not men. The “established” hierarchy, meaning those who have reached a level of sustained success, must continue to compete in order for societies to avoid feudalism, stagnation, and anarchy.

Wow! Hit the nail squarely on the head.

I know who we need on the ballot. What would it take to get her there?

    gary gulrud in reply to donb. | January 27, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I think we’d have to show a willingness to protect her family better than Ann and the kids protected Seamus.

    Today’s GOP harbor as low a scum as any cabal in the US.

    Midwest Rhino in reply to donb. | January 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Newt was a little flat in the debate, I think they drugged his water or something. But if he could come out with some hard hitting commercials and interviews showing Romney is lying, he could still come back. But he probably needs more coming out for him, though who knows what impact Palin could have.

    A third party would likely hand the election to Obama, but I’m whimsically considering this. Obama and Hillary and Palin run, with Palin independent. In that case Palin probably wins. Of course Hillary won’t run, but Romney IS Hillary. 🙂

      I seriously doubt Gov. Palin will run in any way, shape or form. And Gingrich does have some new ads coming out this weekend.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Midwest Rhino. | January 28, 2012 at 12:11 am

      I think Newt is presenting a calm demeanor, which tells me he’s in it for the long haul. He knows the world is watching and he wants to be viewed as “presidential” and as having “gravitas.” Following the (unearned) pomp and circumstance afforded obama for the SOTU, this may have been a good card to play for the moment. It makes the red meat juicier when it’s doled out in morsels and is warranted. A steady diet of it might make him just look angry or cantankerous. I think a lashing out at mittens would have simply fed the beast and provided the reaction they’re looking for. Calm and steady, with fairly regular gems of wisdom, sarcasm, and chastisement are the ticket.

    john.frank in reply to donb. | January 27, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    A very, very, very serious draft Sarah Palin effort. But first we need to get through the Florida primary.

    IMHO Governor Palin will not be going to Florida before the Primary to hold a rally and endorse Gingrich.

    With this FB note, she has issued a clarion call to arms, while calling out the GOP establishment.

    So, fellow barbarians, it is once more to the barricades!

A commenter at Ace of Spades HQ:

If Palin wants Newt to win in Florida, she is going to have to go down there for a rally on Monday and endorse him.

It is appearing that it is time to “fish or cut bait” for Sarah.

The alternative is that Mitt and Newt eat each other and Santorum becomes the nominee.

    Weirddave in reply to Neo. | January 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I hope she does. Of course, if she really wants a protracted primary, she might swing the pendulum permanently against Mittens. I’d be OK with that.

    On the other hand, I’d be fine with a Santorum ticket, I’d love to see him eat Barack’s lunch the way he ate Mittens’ last night.

    wodiej in reply to Neo. | January 27, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    With all due respect….I agree. I think all of the nasty stuff has been flushed out between SC and FL. Let’s get on w it. And Santorum needs to exit right. He’s done. He is embarrassing himself by postponing it. He went home to have his ego soothed by his wife and kids. He’s getting ready to drop out-he’s got no other choice. He needs to do the right thing and as Gov. Palin said, “take one for the team.”

      emgbane in reply to wodiej. | January 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      I enjoyed watching Santorum expose RomneyCare last night. It’s still early so Santorum should stay in the race. I like it down to four, not three. When it’s down to three Romney and Paul will just attack Newt. At least Santorum will attack, Newt, Romney and Paul.

      Santorum gets to attack Romney and the establisment cannot afford to attack Santorum too much, because they need him to divide the conservative vote.

      I think in a way Santorum helps Newt even if he does not intend to.

        RexGrossmanSpiral in reply to emgbane. | January 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm

        yeah, but if Santorum stays in and costs Newt Florida and maybe the race…I hope he drops out.

          yeah, but if Santorum stays in and costs Newt Florida and maybe the race…I hope he drops out.

          I don’t think Florida is that important. Newt won South Carolina soundly. Romney has been a head in Florida all year except for a during a couple of Newt Surges.

          It is unlikely that Romney will win Florida by a very large margin. This race is far from over even if Romney takes Florida. That win should be baked in just like New Hampshire.

          Newt needs some help to bet down Romney. A four way race gives him that help. If Santorum does poorly in Florida, he will need to consider getting out, but I like him to hang around to Super Tuesday.

    raven in reply to Neo. | January 27, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Agreed. It’s time to put it on the line.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Neo. | January 28, 2012 at 12:14 am

    I agree. The GOP brain trust needs to be on notice that the barracuda is not behind their guy and can destroy their chances by leading the base elsewhere come November. Of course, that will only matter to them if they actually want the next prez to be a ‘pub, which, in itself, one has to wonder about.

I find this fight very demoralizing. And to think we had so much hope that we could win in 2012. Now the factions are destroying each other. This is all so sad.

    wodiej in reply to Margaret. | January 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Keep your chin up buttercup. This is politics. Tea Party has to keep on fightin’. The alternative is unacceptable.

    Midwest Rhino in reply to Margaret. | January 27, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Obama won’t have any material left for his attacks. It will all be reruns. Of course he’ll try, but people will be ready for real issues.

    Santorum could drop out tomorrow or Sunday, then Palin goes for Reaganesque Newt, and Rush spends Monday doing a mea cupla that he’d been had by Abrams and the Romney machine. Then Newt wins by 15% again. 🙂

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Margaret. | January 28, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Well, yeah, you’re right. It’s sad. But the rats did the same thing in ’08, so it may just be something that is inevitable, especially with the ascendancy of the TP who are weaning the party and the rest of America from establishment pablum.

About time.

Another outstanding post by Gov. Palin. Look for a bump in Gingrich’s poll numbers in Florida. Although she has not officially endorsed Gingrich and may never publicly do so, it’s obvious from her last several Fox News appearances and this recent Facebook post that she feels, flawed or not, Gingrich is the most conservative and also carries the Reagan torch. That has been a basis for her political career. She admits he’s a flawed man as we all are flawed. But she is also a real Christian who understands and embraces being non-judgmental and forgiveness. She is also a true patriot who clearly loves this country and feels Gingrich does too. She doesn’t fling BS. She is straight up w it and people can like it or not-she doesn’t care. Rock on Sister.

We haven’t seen ANYTHING yet…..just wait ’til SP goes “all in” for Newt. Glenn B, Hot air and Matt Drudge will go into the dustbin of history and We the People will come out on top.

    wodiej in reply to scooterjay. | January 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Perhaps they’d all like to reserve a spot on Gingrich’s future moon pad.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to scooterjay. | January 28, 2012 at 12:26 am

    They won’t know whether to cry or cross their eyes. She would put them between a rock and a hard place. They’d either have to shut up and sit down because they’ve all defended SP in the past, or THEY would have to reach into the dustbin and dust off stories about HER in order to dimish her support of Newt.

    If she does endorse Newt, she should batten down the hatches for a really big GOP blow. They’ll send out Rove, Kraut, et al., to bash her, since they’re already on record bashing her.

They are running against me and the rest of the Tea Party.
Go Sarah!

Powerful words by Palin. Heaven knows, she found herself on the receiving end of the character assassins in the GOP in 2008.

Check out this video at Breitbart- this strategist certainly called the play that the establishment would make.

And you’re right, Marco Rubio is going to be the loser here.

TeaPartyPatriot4ever | January 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Although no longer a Palin supporter, I agree with her, as the air of GOP leftwing tactics against Newt, are unseemly at best, and at worst, exposes their radical intolerant leftist traits of bitter hatred, intolerance, and hostile animosity towards Reagan conservatives, and Reagan conservatism, with the most blatant lies and propagandist smears, all over the media outlets, via TV, newspaper print, internet, from neo-con GOP establishment fake conservatives like Ann Coulter, and so on..

The liberal Republican RINO Party Establishment has openly exposed themselves, thus declared themselves the most repulsive repugnant and vile Anti-Reagan Conservative RINO scum , in the history of the American politics and the Republican Party.
These are the most vile hostile attacks against Newt, with the most blatant lies and propagandist smears all over the media outlets, that has ever been done to a politician, since Barry Goldwater in 1960 and 1964, then Ronald Reagan in both 1976, then 1980.. where they, the Rockefeller-Nixon-Ford-Bush Republican Party RINO elitist establishment, has a long history of hypocrisy and permanent political class entrenched arrogant elitism, about being an opposition political  party to the liberal Democrats. 
Why..  because the entrenched GOP Republican Party establishment elitists are actually just in collusional cooperation with liberal Democrats, in a mutually agreed power sharing agreement between each other, to control and maintain their self-proclaimed elitist privileged power in Washington DC.
And to ensure the status quo stays as is, they do this by attacking Constitutional Conservatives, like and more specifically the Barry Goldwater,  Ronald Reagan, and now Newt Gingrich conservative Republican politicians who seek the U.S. Presidency, who do not tolerate, and will not allow, their unethical greedy political corruption, which the Goldwater-Reagan-Kemp-Newt conservatives will root them out from within the govt. 

Newt Won South Carolina because he articulated conservatism, and particularly Reagan Conservatism.

America is not Republican Party RINO land. America is Reagan Conservative country, and conservatives are rallying behind Newt, and they afraid deftly afraid and in a panic, which is why they are acting like desperate radical leftwing hate mongering liberal fascists, which is exactly what they are.

notquiteunBuckley | January 27, 2012 at 7:18 pm

It appears National Review is becoming the Lowell Weicker Jr. of magazines.

Who knew that “jumping the shark” would become such a national past time for those frothy mouthed conservative pundits and bloggers out there who wet their pants wondering how not to offend their “betters” on the left. Seems like Palin is one of the few left who grew a pair this year.

Cheer up, Margaret. It’s all part of getting rid of toxic waste masquerading as Republicans. Once the bus has complete passed over them, what’s left will be biodegradable and good for the roses.

Great point, Raven.

This is precisely why I am registered as an unaffiliated voter. Although I typically vote Republican, I abhor the Republicans who feel so privileged that all they have to do is make their thoughts known so that the rest of us can simply follow in line. These blue-bloods have no qualms about denigrating or diminishing people that do not agree with them because they have no respect or tolerance for differences.

The blue-bloods have no concept of the party being representative of the people. For them, the leadership runs the show and they feel no obligation to delineate their positions – oh no – they simply read from the gospel because they don’t seek support – they expect it.

Well guess what, the divide between Conservatives and Republicans is going to eventually marginalize the blue-bloods because there are a lot more of us then there are of them. Any party that dictates to thire base will eventually lose that base.

    huskers-for-palin in reply to Ipso Facto. | January 28, 2012 at 2:48 am

    The only reason I registered as a Republican last year was to vote for Palin in the Nebraska primary. I WON’T be voting for Romney.

    I don’t think this will be over after Florida….no matter how much the establishment crows. If Mitt wins FL, you can see all this talk about “finding a replacement” disappear.

    This establishment backlash is like flipping the bird at the base.

    Just heard that Pam Bondi (Florida AG) sold out to Romney and to Romneycare. The GOP has no plans to overturn Obamacare. They will simply “manage” it better. In my book, we call that “polishing a turd”.

The person who should be running for president is writing facebook posts, the people running for president should be writing facebook posts and the man who is the president should have his face on a wanted poster.

I need a drink.

    Tamminator in reply to turfmann. | January 28, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Best post I’ve read all day, man!

    huskers-for-palin in reply to turfmann. | January 28, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Do you now understand why she bowed out for 2012? Just look at the savagery towards Newt. If Santorum surges, he’d be next.

    This is gonna be such a crash and burn. Romney is going for the “scorched earth” policy. The GOP elites and establishment will look like fools. A lot of people are getting exposed for the tools that they are.

    I can just see that after 2012, they will quickly forget their gaffes and Romney support slogans. They will act as though nothing had happened at all…except for some sort of chanting that is was all the TP/Palin’s fault.

      But we TP peasants will not forget. And people like Coulter and Drudge will find themselves adrift, marginalized like Kathleen Parker, Peggy Noonan, and all the other pseudo-cons.

Anybody know if independents are included in FL polling? They can’t vote because its a closed primary, perhaps Romney’s lead isn’t quite so large.

Still can’t believe I’m watching the GOP immolate itself over Romney.

Donald Douglas | January 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm

And William, that new Gingrich ad hammering Romney is out, called “What Kind of Man?” I’ve got it embedded here, along with WSJ’s new poll showing that Newt beats Romney nationally: ‘Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll: Gingrich Leading as Fight Intensifies’.

Subotai Bahadur | January 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm

That had to hurt! At least I bloody well hope so. The lines are being drawn. I rather suspect that shortly after November 7, the Republican Party will be somewhat lesser than it thinks it is now.

If Sarah calls, before or after that date, I will be there.

Subotai Bahadur

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | January 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I love that woman.

Gov. Palin is absolutely right. The GOP and conservative establishment are becoming conservatism’s “New Left”. Those who have gone along are faint-hearted. Those who advanced these attacks are despicable.

holmes tuttle | January 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm

The last time the anti-Newt GOP establishment had control, spending went from 18% when W took office to 25% when he left. An increase of over 1 trillion dollars in real terms. Economically W was the worst President in modern history. Worse than Carter in many respects. W and the GOP establishment’s failure and ineptitude brought us Obama. His unpopularity and failures gave us Spkr Pelosi and Maj Ldr Reid. His 25% approval gave us Obama. The Iraq War and its 65% disapproval gave us Obama. His bailouts and TARP gave us Obama. Romney may be the father of Obamacare. W is the father of Obama’s Presidency!

It’s now around 24% of GDP under those establishment GOP leaders like Boehner, Cantor and Ryan. Who’ve bent over for Obama left and right. The same Ryan who voted for TARP, the auto bailout, the CR, the debt ceiling hike the farm bill, nclb, medicare part d, every other big spenidng Bush initiative, whose budget doesn’t even balance until 2040!!! 2040!!!!!!! Is that what the GOP is about? Is that what the establishment is pushing on us?? Please.

No one is saying Newt is the one. In fact, the real story is that we are so sick of the establishment, that Romney is obviously a fraud and a phony…that they have driven us into the arms of Newt, a feat that I would have thought impossible at this time last year.

Newt Gingrich led the Republican Party to arguably its greatest congressional victory ever. Fact.

Newt Gingrich has always been a revolutionary at heart.

He should have pulled a Pacino at the debate and said “If I was the man I was when I was younger, I’d take a falmethrower to this place!!!!!!!!!!!!”

As Gov Palin said he’s an imperfect vessel. But right now he’s the only one we have.

    MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to holmes tuttle. | January 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Sad but true. The other thing few Republicans talk about, but many liberals correctly do, is that the Republicans under Bush also drastically curtailed our civil liberties after 9/11 – the Patriot Act, the gropers at the TSA, etc.

    A guy who used to comment here frequently, PasadenaPhil, used to say we have a one party system pretending to be a two party system. One party is the party for Democrats and the other party is for Assistant Democrats.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to holmes tuttle. | January 28, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Good post.

    Better an imperfect vessel than the Mittitanic.

    Besides, I don’t think he’s all that imperfect.

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all that know elliot abrams say he’s smart, stand-up guy, straight shooter. rush said he was spoon-fed the information. maybe so. regardless of how great a guy everyone says he is, i hope his reputation suffers greatly, that he is known as a liar and propagandist. doubtless the romneyites put him up to this and spoon-fed him this information.

will anyone with any kind of reputation to maintain go to bat for the odious romney again? this is the kind of crap you can only do once. and it shows that romney is a user and discarder of people and their reputations.

    emgbane in reply to javau. | January 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    If he does not update his NRO article, he is not a “smart, stand-up guy, [or a] straight shooter.” He’s punked.

    holmes tuttle in reply to javau. | January 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    A guy who admitted to misleading Congress during Iran Contra is a straight shooter?

      that’s what people like rush said about abrams. it’s the same way criticism of krauthammer is always prefaced with “he’s the smartest guy ever etc, but i have to humbly disagree with….” well, krauthammer worked for mondale. he’s constantly so insidery things. maybe he ain’t so smart after all.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to javau. | January 28, 2012 at 1:06 am

    No insult intended, but I don’t understand your post. What was spoon-fed, to whom, and by whom? Are you trying to say that Rush said he (Rush) was spoon-fed something by Abrams and he (Rush) is now backing off whatever he (Rush) said by admitting he (Rush) was spoon-fed something…..or what? Last but not least, what was in the spoon?

      rush was reading jeff lords article at the spectator. rush was saying tht abrams was spoon fed the information on which his anti newt article was based by the romneyites. romney operatives were the spoons. in my opinion prominent people like rush are afraid to call other prominent people like abrams liars. they always couch their criticisms in softer terms as if to say so and so cant be a liar so there must be another reason a person like abrams wrote such a misleading article about newt.

      rush runs in circles in which people he associates with hold abrams et al in high esteem. if rush comes out and says abrams is a tool and a liar what is rush going to say to his buds the next time he golfs with them.

      people like rush and hannity must maintain these kinds ofrelationships so they never say what they really think. i think the exception to this is mark levin. levin does not care. he says what he thinks. also bloggers like the proffesor and dan reihl dont play this game and neither do their commenters.

        CalMark in reply to javau. | January 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

        Limbaugh never misses a chance dish dirt on Gingrich, but has never condemned Romney for running lies as campaign ads. Limbaugh went ballistic when Gingrich brought up Bain, even though (to hear Rush & Sean blather) St. Mitt of Bain would have come out smelling like roses.

        Instead, Rush and Sean launched savage attacks on Newt for “Alinsky” tactics and “working for Obama,” closing the issue with accusations of “attacks on capitalism.” I guess ignoring Bain means Obama will never, ever bring it up.

        Bain owns ClearStation, and ClearStation owns Rush’s contract. ClearStation plays Rush like a fiddle. With no announcement, he recently changed radio stations from the big-time conservative talk station in town to a ClearStation outlet with C-Team talkers. I found out when I tuned in for Rush Limbaugh and got J.D. Hayworth.

        My (very painful) take: Limbaugh and Hannity are owned by Romney through Bain.

        It’s all up to us Tea Party grassroots now. And God help us, because we’re all alone.

        JackRussellTerrierist in reply to javau. | January 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm

        Thanks to both you and Calmark for the explanations and info.

        The bottom line is that it sounds like Mitt is going to be Rush’s Waterloo, and that just breaks my heart.

        I have listened to Rush every chance I could for the last twenty-four years, since he started. I will not be listening to Rush again. He was awestruck by Newt back in the mid-90s and was always a Reaganite. Now he’s taking marching orders, roundabout, from the antithesis of Reagan against the man he was so proud and in awe of 15 years ago.

        I think I’m going to be sick.

          Rush, Sean, and even Levin are all ClearStation guys. To my knowledge, none has EVER condemned Romney by name for his scurrilous conduct.

          Talk radio has been the glue that held the movement together. Their loathsome self-debasement notwithstanding, they are VERY talented. You can’t just stick someone in there.

          Who’s going to replace them?

Well, at least now we’ll get to see Romney’s full oppo dump on Sarah Palin. She’s not even really Trig’s mother, you know /sarc

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    Of course, Don Surber knows the Tea Party better than Sarah Palin, and has done so much more for it and its candidates than she has. So, he mocks Palin’s assertion that SC Tea Party voters chose Newt over Mitt because Newt endorsed Scozzafava. One endorsement against Romneycare? Not a hard call for anyone who knows anything about current political issues.

holmes tuttle | January 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

And for Romney to say “It’s not worth getting angry about”


Freedom isn’t worth getting angry about? Liberty isn’t worth getting angry about?

Obviously conservatives and tea partiers disagree with Romney as Obamacare was the driving force behind the 2010 victory and all the town halls and all the excitement and passion. That anger is why we say Speaker Boehner and not Speaker Pelosi. That anger is why Marco Rubio is even in the Senate.

I can just imagine Romney back during the time of the founding fathers. After Patrick Henry said “Give me liberty or give me death” Romney would have said “Yo, Pat, chill out man, it’s not worth getting angry about”

When the colonists dumped the tea in the harbor “it’s not worth getting angry about”.

That one line really revealed his true core. Not that we didn’t already know.

And even Santorum was soft on going after him on it. Newt was very disappointing as well. He should have eviscerated him over that comment. When Romney said something like “If you don’t have insurance we told them they have to get insurance”. That right there sums it up. It revealed his whole mindset that he’s part of a govt hta tells people what to do.

Earth to Romney. The govt does not tell the people what to do. The govt does not instruct them. The people tell the govt what to do. That is what the USA is about. That is what it was founded on. That was the true revolution. That the people told the govt what to do. That they limited the power of the govt.

Hopefully the people in FL understand this. It’s not too late. 4 days out from SC Newt was down by close to 10 and still ended up winning. There’s still time to change this. Especially if Santorum gets out of FL and focuses on the other states like NV and CO. He has absolutely zero chance of winning in FL and he knows it. His staying in there only helps Romney and he knows that as well.

    Agreed. And along the same lines, if Romney thinks the Individual Mandate is a “conservative concept”, and as captured on YouTube thinks the Individual Mandate (“the incentives”) is one of the good things he would keep from ObamaCare, then wouldn’t Romney nominate justices for the Supreme Court that held similar views?

    Oldie but goodie, Romney’s “Keep the Good Parts of ObamaCare” interview:

    Tamminator in reply to holmes tuttle. | January 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    That was a condescending dig by Romney at Santorum’s reputation of being “angry”.

    You didn’t get that?

    It’s like the times that Romney would say, “It’s my time to talk”.

    His arrogance is in plain site.

It’s amazing how brave this woman is. As she pointed out, the GOP and conservative establishment have smeared, maybe to the point of actually changing perceived history, Newt who has a clear legacy and history. He had all those people through the last ten years or so who have been calling him the smartest guy in the GOP. They have been worth zip. The people who have come out for him are the people who are strong grass roots conservatives who had their eyes on other candidates. None of those grass roots people have power.

Sarah Palin (no political apparatus) and Mark Levin (no political apparatus) against the all the big guns. God is the one who has their backs.

    wodiej in reply to T D. | January 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Well she’s been there. They pulled this BS on her from the very beginning when she ran for Mayor of Wasilla. Go check out her movie The Undefeated. They’ve had it out for this warrior from the get go. It’s despicable how someone like her gets ripped just for doing the right thing and people who take payoffs, participate in insider trading, etc. are exalted. That my friend is what is wrong w society.

    People have to understand-this begins in our own backyard, With our kids, nieces, nephews, neighbors etc. Gov. Palin began her crusade joining the PTA. We ALL need to be part of the “PTA” in our own communities.

holmes tuttle | January 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Palin and Newt(maybe Trump) should run 3rd party if Romney is the nominee. They won’t win. But Romney and the establishment won’t either. And they’ll get everything they deserve.

I’d fully support such an effort.

holmes tuttle | January 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Seriously, what is Rick Santorum thinking?

His #1 issue is abortion. It’s the 1st thing people think of when it comes to him.

Mitt Romney would be the most pro-choice nominee in the history of the GOP. He’d be the 1st nominee of the party who was pro-choice and pro-Roe after the Roe decision came down, after the Caset decision, after the Stenberg decision. A guy who was pro-abortion well in the 80s, the 90s, the 00s. Who was pro-abortion well after the GOP became the firmly pro-life party.

When Rick Santorum was fighting for life in the 90s and early 00s in the Senate Romney was agreeing with Roe, setting up $50 abortion copays as part of Romneycare, and appointing pp members to state health agencies.

I have no idea how Santorum knows all this, which he does, and also knows that staying in FL only helps Romney be the nominee.

From 1970-2004 Romney and Obama had exactly the same position on abortion.

Then Romney decided he want to be President and became pro-life. And what did it? Some interview with a PhD about stem cells. Not the millions of babies tha had been killed. not the grotesque procedures and methods involved in DXs and D and Cs. Not any of the impassioned pleas on the march for life or operation rescue or the silent scream. Not the obvious claptrap involved in the Roe and Casey decsisions. Not any of that. Some anodyne discussion on stem cells.

I pray Rick sees the light before it’s too late.

I know.
Say Something Positive.
Okay, heard an interesting Audio today on AM radio:
One more Romney endorsement.
In a backhanded sort of way.
Soros has been less than thrilled with the performance of his Obama Administration: when the reporter asked him
Obama v Romney Soros’s reply was [paraphrasing third hand] six-of-one-half-a-dozen-of-the-other.


…I’m for Newt.

holmes tuttle | January 27, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I have to give Romney credit for one thing. He has done something I never thought would have happened. He’s actually made me look forward to the night of Nov 6 when Obama, Axelrod, and Plouffe wipe the floor with him.

I never thought I’d even entertain such feelings.

“A thousand points of fright”–LOL!

I like Newt, but Sarah should stay the hell out. She had a chance to run and stuff it to the GOP establishment and DC Cons, and she did not. For her to come out and make these comments, when she is not in the heat of battle, only hurt Newt’s cause. Sarah, if you want to get your hands dirty, come on out to Fla, and join the cause. Cheap shots from the Fox studios only make you look weak.

    jltz in reply to Ediv710. | January 27, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Sarah Palin is not the same innocent novice, running with John McCain, with principles, not only emblazoned on her sleeve, but also in her accomplishments.

    Since those times she stepped away from her governorship midway through it’s completion; became a author with a built-in fan club; a FOX news consultant; had her own reality show; had a lucrative career as a speaker and kingmaker of elections. However, all these resume addditions have little to do with policy making. Instead she comments on policies, politics, the media, who is up or down in elections, and who is being hard pressed or disadvantaged, other than herself, by an elite or establishment GOP, something she helped define and then demagogue.

    Consequently, the Sarah who initially enthused me is gone, replaced by a shiny new one — an embellished product of the media she so vehemently railed against, and who she ultimately derived fame and fortune.

      Rick in reply to jltz. | January 27, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      So, what’s your point? Spit it on out.

      Tamminator in reply to jltz. | January 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      She never “enthused” you.
      What did you think she should do, crawl into a ball and become irrelevant?
      No, that would be what YOU would do.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to jltz. | January 28, 2012 at 1:23 am

      She’s sticking it to the GOP establishment, and has been since she hit the scene. She’s using all the media outlets she can to get the conservative, pro-America message out to the people while she rats out big government and obama’s corruptions by the truckload.

      Don’t like it, do ya’? Tough.

    Funny that Newt doesn’t feel that way. He said he was grateful for Sarah Palin’s support on voting for him in SC. Has anyone (besides Mark Levin) come out with stronger support for Newt now?

    Maybe you’re not really looking out for Newt’s interests but nursing a private grudge?

She’s a marvel. I adore her.

Hot Damn! YES!

Sarah said: “And I question whether the GOP establishment would ever employ the same harsh tactics they used on Newt against Obama. I didn’t see it in 2008. Many of these same characters sat on their thumbs in ‘08 and let Obama escape unvetted. Oddly, they’re now using every available microscope and endoscope – along with rewriting history – in attempts to character assassinate anyone challenging their chosen one in their own party’s primary. So, one must ask, who are they really running against?”

    CalMark in reply to logos. | January 28, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Notice, she didn’t say “sitting on their hands.” She said “sitting on their thumbs.”

    Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but the word “thumbs” evokes thumbs not actually being sat upon, but inserted into greater depths. If you get my meaning.

    She’s a terror, in a good way. We need her, especially now that Ann “Christie-I-mean-Romney” Coulter and Michelle “I-hate-all-of-them” Malkin have both lost their minds.

Dude! It’s funny how strongly someone can endorse a person without using the word “endorse.”

Remember the Scarecrow’s face when the witch asked, “How about a little fire, Scarecrow?”

I’ll bet Team Romney’s face was wearing that same expression when they read Sarah’s words.

    MerryCarol in reply to LukeHandCool. | January 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I’m going to go out on a limb here…

    I think Sarah may regret coming to Newt’s defense so quickly, regret some of the things she wrote in her note, and walk them back.

    OK, now you may click on the red Dislike button

    HERE =>

      Tamminator in reply to MerryCarol. | January 28, 2012 at 12:50 am

      Explain why? She’s not running for office. Why would she regret speaking the truth?

        huskers-for-palin in reply to Tamminator. | January 28, 2012 at 3:09 am

        The establishment just sat there and watched as Palin went though a series of bogus ethics complaints meant to bankrupt her and smudge her. They just sat there after the Giffords shooting. Bogus books, sniping, telling her to sit down and shut up. Telling her to be a cheerleader. Telling her to “get with the program”.

        Well, she’s a “cheerleader” now and they’re still pissed at her.

        I now know why she sat this one out. The establishment needs to flame itself out and get smacked. The voters and base need to see this raw, angry, vitriolic, backstabbing piece of GOP establishment dog poop get stepped on, dry up and blow away with the wind.

        If Romney is the GOP nominee, you will see one of the most insincere “kiss and makeup” segments in GOP history. Then it’s off to win the moderates/Indies while taking the base for granted. Heck, Romney and crew will just push us to the side….they won’t need us. You see Rombo and friends have a plan from the old playbook of Dole and McCain. They won’t go after Obama but will double-speak and go soft.

        It’s like watching the Titanic all over again. You see it coming, you see the base/support yawning and going through the motions but the in the end, the boat.

        It will be delicious to see the finger pointing and “not my fault” from the establishment. They’ll be like an intoxicated hit-and-run driver. After they plow over the pedestrian, they back off and drive away (replacing the front bumper the next day and act as though nothing had happened).

        Then they’ll drudge up Jeb Bush for 2016 and try to destroy Palin once and for all.

        Obamacare become permanent, the SCOUTS is replaced by young statists and the world goes to pot. Cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria!!!!

        Happy days!!!

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to MerryCarol. | January 28, 2012 at 1:26 am

      You think wrong.

Very interesting article on Romneycare as it played out in an exchange between Santorum and Mitt last night. Mitt was armed with his statistic about the 98% enrollment in Romneycare – up five points from the number insured in pre-MassCare times. This turns out to be true as far as it goes.

Rick made the point that healthcare “free riders ” had quadrupled and cited a WSJ piece. The FactCheck crowd supported Romney but Cato-At-Liberty says Rick is right. Turns out that the Free Riders are defined as people who do not carry healthcare insurance until they get sick and they drop coverage after they get well. In the meantime they pay only the cheaper penalty for not being signed up.

Romney supporters would say Mitt was not lying but hiding the truth is the same as lying.

You go Sarah!

Palinistas, check this out: A video of Newt defending Sarah just after she got tapped for the VP spot and right as the elites started to Alinksy her. Newt defended her most vigorously at a time others in the GOP were walking away. This is something I think should be considered while casting your vote.

Side note: 1000 points of fright — that is great.

Newt is sounding pretty presidential with Greta now. Hits a lot of points …

    Midwest Rhino in reply to Midwest Rhino. | January 27, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    and remember, Mitt refused to do in the middle on Special Report. Then he interviewed with Brett and whined about tough questions.

    Newt isn’t just good in debate, he is good in discussion, where he can talk in depth. I always feel Mitt is being a politician, Newt is more of a statesman.

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There’s no way the GOP can alienate half its membership and not expect repercussions. They assume we’ll fall in line, ABO and all that. But I’m getting to the point where I’m not sure which party I ought to fear more.

A friend I know states that Mitt is the reason he may be leaving the Republican party!

    That was fantastic.

    “He’s a hyper-wealthy weasel with no core values who simultaneously puts on a cloak of piety and runs a vicious and dirty campaign.”

Screw Rubio, everyone seems to be scared of him for some dumb reason.

The only real Tea Party patriot in Florida is Col West. And he supports Newt.

We need to be pushing that story in Florida!

DINORightMarie | January 27, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Brave woman! Love it. Love her.

Hope you post the interview with Greta, Professor. And that Sarah Palin’s Facebook post boosts his numbers – and supporters – in Florida!!

If the establishment Republicans are so hard and fast against Newt, he must be the man we need to get behind. 😉

Love how they always show you who they fear……and thankful, too. It’s like RADAR. 😀

Sarah is so yesterday. Does anyone know who David Frum is endorsing?

huskers-for-palin | January 28, 2012 at 3:16 am

Now do you understand why she stayed out of 2012? She’s be through several buzzsaws already.

If she EVER wants to become POTUS someday, she’ll need to follow the Reagan strategy of 1976-1980. She’ll have to build up a more robust support/money/blogger/alternative media infrastructure.

If it’s Mitt, I just don’t see him beating BO this November. The establishment has gone all out and it’s burning bridges (no, worse, scorched earth). There needs to be a systematic cleansing and primary challenges.

I have been reading LI for a while now, but just registered today. I am a reformed liberal, and I awoke from sleeping conservatism prior to GW’s 2nd term.
I read many conservative blogs and opinion pieces, listen to conservative talk radio, and consider myself TEA party, but I am repulsed by the attacks against our ‘own’ by so-called conservatives. The champagne corks must be popping all over Democrat land.
I am sick of the attacks. I am sick of so-called conservatives sneering at the TEA party and belittling conservative America…are you listening, Ann? If I want ridicule, I will read HuffPo and the NY Times.
It has buoyed my spirits to see that LI is speaking out about this conservative shooting gallery.
This is a long-winded way of saying Thank You.

What do you suppose George H.W. and Jeb Bush had to talk to Obama about yesterday? The picture really bothers me.

    hrh40 in reply to cynic. | January 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    How he shouldn’t worry, that they’ll be handing him the election?

    IOW, comparing notes on election strategy to help him get re-elected?

    You do this, Mr. President, and we’ll do this.

It is amusing and sad that some writing here characterize Newt Gingrich as not a fighter (based on what, one debate?). Newt was successfully fighting for conservationism – as Mark Levin put it – long before most people writing and commenting about him had learned to wipe their rear ends.

As his reward he has been Alinskied three times. Once by the GOP establishment over his arrogance and instance on certain conservative principals over their tax raising go along to get along mentality. (Just as Thatcher was driven out of office but elements of the Tory Party, her own party over – ironically – Britain’s relationship with the then new EU. Are the Brits thanking their lucky stars for her opposition? Probably not.)

Secondly by the Dems and the lamestream media over the GOP winning the house after almost half a century, the impeachment of WJ Clinton and other grudges arising from his success in building the GOP in the south and nationally. The Dems hate him. They know him and he knows them.

Now the third Alinskite attack on Newt is being lead by Romney and establishment statist elements of the GOP. He might survive it. At that point would he be considered Alinsky-proof?

Is he flawed, sure. Does he incorporate elements of what Beck calls a progressive Republican, yes (but certainly not more than Romney). At this point the GOP bandwagon is going to be pulled by a horse named Romney or Gingrich, or less likely Santorum or Paul. No one else, fantasies about brokered conventions and new candidates to the contrary.

    katiejane in reply to Viator. | January 28, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I can’t work up much enthusiasm for most of what Beck says anymore. IMO he went over some cliff like he used to tell people to worry about. Now when I watch him all I can think is “Someone needs his meds upped.”

    hrh40 in reply to Viator. | January 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Read “The True Story of the Bilderberg Group” by Daniel Estulin for insight as to just why Thatcher was canned for resisting the EU.

    And for just why GHW Bush met with Obama; they’ve been Chosen by world leaders in annual secret meetings.

    Bill Clinton went to a Bilderberg meeting in 1992. Impressed them with his willingness to push NAFTA, a step on the road to one world bank, currency, etc. They chose him to be Prez.

    John Edwards attended Bilderbery in 2004; they chose him to be the 2004 VP pick.

    Sound too conspiracy? Follow @iowa4palin on twitter.

    And read the book.

    Along with “The Creature from Jekyll Island” about the making of the Federal Reserve.

Louis R. Lombardi | January 28, 2012 at 8:37 am

Sounds like a big story the media would cover, right? Townhall, National Review, et al – nothing. Why the silence?

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