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we’ll keep clinging to our Constitution and our guns and religion

Anyone else hear banjo music?

If the speaker of these words were a muslim from outside the US, there'd be howls of "Evildoer" from the same people up on their back legs for this shrieking harridan.

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And furthermore, this article gives some insight on just how down-to-earth the woman is:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/from-hockey-mom-to-diva-contract-reveals-sarah-palins-taste-for-luxury-1945348.html

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“I want to tell ‘em, nah, we’ll keep clinging to our Constitution and our guns and religion — and you can keep the change.”

I wish she'd shut up. I never used to dislike Palin until recently... It seems like everything she's said lately makes me want to break things.

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LOL! Sarah Palin - the gift that just keeps on giving. She's drawing closer to the tea party people. Hello massive conservative vote split. Goodbye GOP. Sarah Palin is going to sink conservatives' dreams AGAIN.

Go Sarah! Go tea partiers lol! :-)

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What can one infer from this article: the closer you get to Palin, or to her ideas, the bigger the chances you can be called lunatic.

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Every time our Sarah opens her mouth, fewer people want to vote for her. I want to launch Global Liberals For Sarah. Who's with me? Do I hear a 'You betcha!' lol :-)

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In response to a completely bizarre question above - apparently an attempt at insulting roughly half of the American electorate - I would have to say no, I don't hear banjo music. No one does. Only someone calling himself Ivancoughalot hears it.

"We’ll keep clinging to our Constitution and our guns and religion," is a reference, obviously lost on some here, to a snide remark Obama made on the campaign trail to a group of wealthy liberal elite donors. He was signaling to them that he shared their contempt for middle America and the so-called 'flyover people' in places like Kansas and Pennsylvania, who are supposedly 'bitter' about the Liberal agenda and therefore 'cling' to guns and religion and outdated American principles, like those enshrined in the Constitution. His comment was the sort of dog whistle that Liberals who want blanket amnesty for illegals (and millions of new Democrat voters in one fell swoop) like to make.

Palin is a very cagey politician. By not openly declaring for 2012 yet she has positioned herself better than any other Republican involved with the so-called Tea Party movement. The people Obama insulted, many of the folks in the Tea Party movement, recognize that she is the anti-Obama, and is far more representative of them than John McCain could ever be.

I read also that "If the speaker of these words were a muslim [sic] from outside the US..."

She's not a Muslim. Nor is Obama. And both were born in the US. What does speculation about Islam have to do with Palin and the rising anti-tax sentiment to be found among conservatives, independents and not a few Democrats, all across the United States?

Check google trends. When she takes on Obama is when people get interested in her.

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Palin has been caricatured by the Liberal media just as most effective Conservatives are. Liberals are so sexist - when the object of their scorn do not think they way they are supposed to.

Sarah Palain has about as much chance of becoming President as Hillary Clinton - which is zero. However, she is an effective speaker and she is doing well for herself. Conservatives love her and Liberals love to hate her; now that's a win-win situation right there!

The anti-tax message is extremely powerful because most American's now realize that Obama is a statist spend-a-holic. He will surely try to raise taxes on the 90% of Americans he said he wouldn't tax. When he does, the revolt against his socialist policies will begin in earnest. He is ruining the fiscal health of the country and he doesn't even seem to care. This November's election should be interesting.

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Mrs. Palin is teaching Democrats basic politics and practical economics. Unfortunately, they are slow learners and will not learn fast enough to save themselves from a trouncing in November.

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It's interesting that people who think Sarah is presidential material tend to be those who have no interest in the future of America. The so-called AINOs. Americans In Name Only.

That said, I hope she runs.

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Fair point there about her comment on guns and religion being ironic and sarcastic, but the point could have been made without resorting to lame Propaganda 101 buzzwords (Liberals, elite, snide, contempt), and the usual right-wing victimization that posters on this site spend every day wallowing in.

And "most American's now realize that Obama is a statist spend-a-holic." Well they loved Reagan and G.W.Bush, so what's the problem? Also, stop saying "He is ruining the fiscal health of the country". It was ruined a long time ago, if you don't know that it just means you haven't been paying attention.

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Palin may be a few fries short of a happy meal, but the anti-tax message is a good start.

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Wolfpack, you mentioned 'Liberals are so sexist' and top-ranked Liberal Hillary Clinton in the same post. Sadly, your point went the same way the GOP is going to go this November - down the toilet.

BTW, run Sarah run! :-)

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A 'Democrats For Sarah' garden party movement might also have legs. Run Sarah run! Electrify your, um, base!

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Palin = Fail

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You have to wonder what motivates people like Palin to make absolute fools of themselves over and over. She's like a TV preacher with a political message. Guess the fools making donations are the same though.

When you're in a hole, stop digging....

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The Democrats' alternative to Tea Parties are Coffee Parties, organized by a paid Obama supporter, but they have been a flop, a complete flop. Google Trends has some interesting returns for 'teabagger' - the cities showing highest interest are all Democrat strongholds:

Cities

1 Washington, DC, USA

2 Seattle, WA, USA

3 San Francisco, CA, USA

4 Chicago, IL, USA

5 New York, NY, USA

6 Los Angeles, CA, USA

7 Toronto, Canada

I don't know why Toronto is in there...

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Fair point there about her comment on guns and religion being ironic and sarcastic, but the point could have been made without resorting to lame Propaganda 101 buzzwords (Liberals, elite, snide, contempt), and the usual right-wing victimization that posters on this site spend every day wallowing in.

Come on now be fair. Thats politics. You hear nothing but the same crap from Dems. Its just political talking points. If you don't like the fact that hers are more effective then yours, then either change policies or come up with something effective. Obama though, just isn't doing it.

Palin has been caricatured by the Liberal media just as most effective Conservatives are. Liberals are so sexist - when the object of their scorn do not think they way they are supposed to.

Very true. There is no one more sexist or racist then liberals when confronted with those they think should be on their side. If a person is black and has somehow escaped off the Democratic plantation, they're an Uncle Tom, not a independent thinker. If a woman is successful and conservative, they decry and deride her, just as you see in this thread. Still, its amazing how many buy into the silliness that its Republicans who are racist, when the opposite is true.

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Making a fool of herself? Hardly... To disagree with her politics is one thing, but how many of you make $100,000 a speech? She has the same ability that Obama had in the beginning- A charismatic appeal; with a base that believes she speaks for them. Call it foolish if it makes you feel superior...

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However, she is an effective speaker

Yep, and bears use inside lavatories. The woman can't string together a sentence - a proud Republican tradition.

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Sarah Palin is a blithering idiot catering to the simple minded republicans who don't know any better. She didn't even finish her term as governor and the GOP just falls at her feet.

I can understand the in initial sexual attraction, but after that she's the woman you'd want to gag, just to shut her up.

But when you don't have anybody else besides a worn out preacher who spews intolerance or a pretty boy governor who got insurance for all, but didn't want it for the whole country (hypocrite) and a beat up old man in Arizona.

I love it. Go Palin!! Go Palin!! < :-)

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I laugh to read "She (Palin) didn't even finish her term as governor and the GOP just falls at her feet."

She quit office rather than face an endless number of petty, time-consuming, dubious, expensive lawsuits that Democrat operatives knew she was constrained by her office to answer, in court, in person.

Anyone who says they would have stayed in office (even though too busy answering bogus summons to do the job elected to), gone bankrupt if necessary, risked their marriage and ended a very promising future in politics is a liar and a blindly partisan one at that.

The Democrats who drove her out of the Alaska Governor office and onto the vastly wider national stage must be kicking each other in the teeth these days.

Palin has built herself a media empire. She is playing the Democrats on their own turf and the hatred reserved for her is almost as rabid as what black conservatives like Thom Sowell face.

Why doesn't the so-called Coffee Party Movement take off? That is the question the Palin-haters should ask each other.

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A bunch of losers gathering to hear a bigest loser speak! Wow, no wonder why Obama wants to make education is one of his top priority.

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Egalityranny

She quit office rather than face an endless number of petty, time-consuming, dubious, expensive lawsuits

You mean the ones like, she owns two houses that haven't been declared or taxed? Yes that's a time-consuming lawsuit.

Wasn't there a problem with the police, also.

I can see where she's a quitter. I can see that she's got a big mouth and a very small resume to back up her bravado. Mayer in a small Alaskan village. Governor of a state that has more polar bears then people.

Palin's a loser being paraded around by the Tea Baggers/GOP. < :-)

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Palin's a loser being paraded around by the Tea Baggers/GOP. < :-)

I wonder why sexual insults are routinely permitted here?

I also wonder why some people get so irate about Palin. She's not in office. Maybe because she's a successful woman who is feminine? and conservative?

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Maybe, but I really doubt it. I thought it relevant earlier and I do again.

Palin's a loser being paraded around by the Tea Baggers/GOP. < :-)

Moderator: Readers, the expression is tea partiers.

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Saying that Tea Party participants are uneducated and little more than a dangerous, lawless mob - when easily accessible info on the movement is all over the net - makes those who level such broadsides look pretty foolish.The most recent New York Times/CBS examination of the movement portrays them as

"wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, and [are] no more or less afraid of falling into a lower socioeconomic class."

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I see US press reporting that Palin demands big bucks for speaking as well as jet travel and bendy straws. Typical populist right winger who tells the people what they want to hear while coining it herself. Tele-evangelists, anyone?

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“Yeah, let’s drill, baby, drill, not stall, baby, stall — you betcha,” Palin said, though Obama recently proposed to expand drilling off the Atlantic, and Gulf coasts.

Genius. Talk about dumbed down politics

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Maybe, but it's more like they have a pretty face that will say anything that they want for a dollar. Palin will sell her soul for the all-mighty buck.

She sold her governorship for a FOXNews program and money changers to parrot their thoughts.

I heard a bunch of old codgers just railing about her comeback at Obama. Hell a ticket to a comedy show will give you her whole act of comebacks and only a two drink minimum. < :-)

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I see US press reporting that Palin demands big bucks for speaking as well as jet travel and bendy straws. Typical populist right winger who tells the people what they want to hear while coining it herself. Tele-evangelists, anyone?

Er, any idea what big time left wingers like Slick Willy, or Oprah command? Tell ya right now, its more then Palin.

Maybe, but it's more like they have a pretty face that will say anything that they want for a dollar. Palin will sell her soul for the all-mighty buck.

Guess earning a living by giving speeches is selling your soul. Good to know, mention that to Clinton k. Oh wait, its only libs that can do that, cause they're doing it for a good cause right. ROFL!

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Tina Fey's going to see her career skyrocket with the return of our Sarah. :-)

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Isn't it paradoxical - when Tina Fey's career skyrockets, Sarah's career plummets?

Tina Fey needs to back off. :-)

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When I think of 'dumbed down' politics I don't think of patriotic Americans in grass roots movements exercising their right to free speech by shouting their belief we should tap our considerable domestic petroleum reserves and screw our enemies. No, when I think of 'dumbed down' I think of a preverbal rhetoric, mute basically - - so infantile and simplistic that the morons espousing it do so by wearing the same t-shirt for days, weeks or even months.

"CHANGE"

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When I think of 'dumbed down' politics

Generally I think 'dumbed down' politics should read 'partisan'. Both the far "left" and the far "right" equally dumb down what should be rational discourse to essentially kids fighting in the sand box. Sarah Palin and her chronic use of disinformation is one of those who leading America far from it's potential.

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Egalityranny - "No, when I think of 'dumbed down' I think of a preverbal rhetoric, mute basically..."

You're right. Sarah doesn't do dumbed down. Sarah says smart stuff like - "Yeah, let's drill baby drill, not stall baby stall – you betcha," Palin said.

The magical thing is I'm lovin' Sarah and her smart speeches and honest words but don't really know why.

Go Sarah! :-)

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Should Sarah ever become president and says things like, "Yeah, let's drill baby drill, not stall baby stall – you betcha!" at global meetings of heads of state, everyone is sure to laugh and Americans will be proud they have such a real smart president. :-)

Sarah, go! :-)

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Whoa-oh. The AP has revised their numbers and is now saying Palin and the Tea Party there drew 10, 000 people. That's in Boston, Massachusetts, folks.

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"Egalityranny" - "That's in Boston, Massachusetts, folks."

I'm sad to say that Boston isn't "pro-American," since as Sarah herself said during the campaign, "We believe that the best of America is not all in Washington, D.C. We believe that the best of America is in these small towns that we get to visit, and in these wonderful little pockets of what I call the real America, being here with all of you hard working very patriotic, um, very, um, pro-America areas of this great nation."

Boston doesn't cut it.

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Dear Sarah: Let me start off by saying I am not a fan. Quite the contrary. In fact, I think you're terribly misinformed, misguided, intellectually deficient, woefully unprepared, sarcastic and mean-spirited... and with a voice that is a gazillion times more grating than nails on a chalkboard. There is absolutely nothing I like, admire, or respect about you. Nada. Zippo. And I am not alone. Even most Republicans agree with me, judging from how your stint as John McCain's ill-fated running-mate was the kiss of death for the majority of conservative voters. The idea of you running for president in 2012 is laughable. A joke. A Fairbanks fantasy. You are beyond ill-equipped for the job. You stand as much chance of winning the presidency as I do. Which is exactly why I am begging you to run. Please. Run for president. And somehow also brainwash enough of your fellow misguided Tea Partiers that folks like me are dead wrong about you so they'll vote for you in the GOP primary. This is my fantasy.

In a perfect political world, you'd be President Obama's Republican challenger in the 2012 election. I'm almost peeing myself laughing just thinking about it. Because you would make history. And not in a good way. Not in any way that would make Michelle Bachman proud.

No, the truth is, you would become the GOP's debacle heard 'round the world. It would be the sort of landslide they'd be talking about in Poli Sci classes for years to come. You'd become an American political case-study. Because outside of a half-dozen wacko Tea Partiers, no one would vote for you. And then you'd be a universal laughingstock and maybe then you'd finally go away for good.

So Sarah, please run. Do it for America. Give us the kind of hopey-changey stuff we're truly longing for....

Ciao babe! LIBERTAS

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Good to see the gathering of hate-spewing, anger-crazed liberal lunatics is in full force at this site. They can not win an argument so they resort to what they do best: throwing insults and temper tantrums.

Meanwhile, back home in the States, 10,000 conservatives rally in Boston, aka, the belly of the Democrat Beast.

I'm Lovin' it.

Leftists, please keep up the insults, the disparagements, the sexism, the mis-characterizations, etc., etc. The more they act like children, the more they legitimize the Tea Party movement in the eyes of moderate Americans (you know, those pesky, quiet people who actually work and not live on government handouts, and decide elections).

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Romeo, I'm not quite sure who you're talking about.

I think most Global Liberals on this board WANT Sarah to run.

Are you getting confused again?

Romeo - "Good to see the gathering of hate-spewing, anger-crazed liberal lunatics is in full force at this site. They can not win an argument.."

Errhhrr... not quite. Our Sarah won the argument for the Global Liberals even before the debate began, and for that we thank her.

All good. :-)

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Always a laugh to hear from the anti-tax suckers! Yeah, I am anti-tax myself but not to the point of being a sucker. People like Palin lower taxes sure...on the rich! How much tax did Exxon pay to the federal government in income tax last year? Anyone know? Zero dollars. You heard me. 35 billion dollars in record profit but they paid no tax!

Meanwhile, Palin is saying drill baby drill? No doubt she would open up wildlife reserves to....Exxon! Here is a fun fact:

In the United States at the end of 2001, 10% of the population owned 71% of the wealth and the top 1% owned 38%. On the other hand, the bottom 40% owned less than 1% of the nation's wealth.

Did I miss the part where she said exactly who would pay taxes? Did I miss the part where she said how our national debt was going to get paid? The woman chants. She rhymes. One day she may even bust into a rap. And the anti-tax suckers dance and cheer.

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Sushi: "Tina Fey's going to see her career skyrocket with the return of our Sarah :-)"

Especially if she's elected president, eh, Sushi?

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"People like Palin lower taxes sure... on the rich!"

Here is a fun fact: Everyone who pays taxes got a tax cut under the Bush administration.

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Go, Mrs. Palin!! Considering how much she pisses off the looney left, she must be doing something right.

The insults and the obsession by the "progressives" is the highest form of flattery. They are completely threatened Tea Party movement because it has the momentum of the American people. Democrats have created a huge mess - namely Porkulus Maximus and ObamaCare - and it will cost them for a long, long time.

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Sarge: Here is a fun fact: Everyone who pays taxes got a tax cut under the Bush administration.

That is your retort to the fact that 1% owns 78 percent of America and 40% are stuck with 1 percent of America? Yes, everyone got a tax cut. But the rich more, a lot more, in everyway, under Bush, and we are more in debt than ever. Do you pay your bills Sarge? How do you feel about people who don't? How do you feel about people who borrow and borrow but don't pay their bills Sarge?

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"We are more in debt than ever"

Who is the current president, and which party has controlled Congress since 2006?

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Does not matter Sarge. The debt has increased every year since Andrew Jackson. If you would lay aside your partisanship for one second you might notice something like that. This is not right vs. left. Its rich vs. everybody else. Rich people watching everyone waste their time with partisan bickering laugh about it all the way to the bank. Who are they laughing at Sarge? One man out of 100 owns 78 percent of everything. Meanwhile everyone bickers over small change and ideology.

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you guys put a hate on Palin all you want. I just paid my guy to do my personal taxes and I'm not looking forward to seeing what my business's bill and I'm only talking about DOING them.

Anyone who is calling for cuts in taxes and actually does it, gets my vote.

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“I want to tell ‘em, nah, we’ll keep clinging to our Constitution and our guns and religion — and you can keep the change.”

This woman's political ideology came from a bumper sticker.

Taka

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hey taka, aren't you a gs worker? If you are you got a lot of nerve commenting against anyone wanting to reduce taxes.

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To those calling Mrs. Palin a "blithering idiot" and "bigest (sp) loser": If I were a Democrat I'd refrain from calling anyone names as long as Joe Biden is VP.

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seems even a lot of dems are getting on this band wagon. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/tax_revolt_fits_nyers_to_tea_yiun6z9jZ5OBeMHwWUVWqJ

RR, you think it would be inappropriate to ask SS3 to give us a hand?

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I'm sure that the average hard working Joe & Josephine American doesn't mind paying his/her fair share of taxes, as long as every other person and corporation does likewise. But, when schools are closing, hospitals turn people away, companies can't afford to hire, roads, bridges and other infrastructure crumbles beneath Americans' feet, then one has to ask, "Why bother?" Especially when you know that US$1,000,000 a minute is spent on unwinnable wars for imaginary cheap oil for its imaginary friend israel, (which always gets it's US$1,500,000, at least, per day right on time every time, must be nice), Americans are right to ask the likes of the Wasilla Wonder, "Hey, what have you done for me lately?" After all it was the GOP that set this economic disaster in motion.

As long as things stay the same, the answer will stay the same, "Not much!"

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Some things you might want to know about taxes: http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:item:comedycentral.com:270563

So who should pay? The 40 percent that only own 1 percent of America? Take away every single thing every single one of them has and I bet we still could not pay the national debt! I know, lets just keep up this left, right, left, right dance, and make an issue of nationality, put our heads in the sand and hope it all goes away! Lets live off welfare and line up a string of credit cards to max out and never pay our debts and then we can be the very emodiment of the fiscal policy Americans want...like that unemployed guy down the street!

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hey taka, aren't you a gs worker? If you are you got a lot of nerve commenting against anyone wanting to reduce taxes.

Skip, I'm not really sure where you're going with your statement, but OK.

Taka

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like that unemployed guy down the street!

Are you talking about the French guy? What with their high unemployment, socialist economy?

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taka, if you are paid by tax dollars you should be excluded from such conversations. I want the gov cut, big time. I want reps to take a pay cut not a hike and that includes gov employees, especially those lifers. Just like I am all for term limits for politicians, there should be some sort of time frame you are allowed to keep a gov job. Or at least spend a few years facing reality. I really hope you are not one of those guys I see at the Sanno every now and then.

After all it was the GOP that set this economic disaster in motion." So, we should not protest taxes until they get in office again? And if they don't just suck it up? Perhaps a tea party should have started back in the day if you are correct, but there is a lot of guys up here who make a lot of cash for a lot of people whose opinions I'll take over yours ( no offense intended) who would debate you.

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The liberals hate Mrs. Palin because she did not play by their rules. After they demonized her and disparged her family, she was supposed to fold up her tent and go away. Instead, the left created a monster. Since they declared war on her, Mrs. Palin has been a fund raising machine raising money for all types of conservative groups and causes.

The left hates Mrs. Palin because she helps to keep the issues out there in front of the American people; preventing the Democrats to go around saying, "see, now that the people have ObamaCare, they love it ..... really!!!"

Anyone who keeps Obama followers tied up in knots is OK with me.

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well, I'm now I'm just trying to make cash. But I hope you are with Rubio..

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But I hope you are with Rubio..

Interesting choice. Be great to have a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader as First Lady. Actually, looking closer at Mitt if Fred doesn't drag his feet and announce his intentions so late in the cycle this time around.

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The liberals hate Mrs. Palin because she did not play by their rules. After they demonized her and disparged her family. The left hates Mrs. Palin because she helps to keep the issues out there in front of the American people!

Jeeeezus, Mary and Holy Saint Joseph! Where do they FIND these comments? This is the same chick under investigation for corruption in Alaska, who had an exorcism to free her from Satan so she & Mr. Bomb Eye-Ran would win the election! It is said that she, and not her daughter, gave birth out of wedlock, and whose foreign policy knowledge extends as far as her front porch from where "she can see Russia!" Her knowledge of economics only goes as far as how much she can spend on the GOP dime, and her scientific illiteracy is encapsulated by the Creationist Museum in Hicksville, Kentucky, where they teach Biblical literalism, dinosaurs and humans frolicking togethere, and Adam and Eve having actually lived and eaten an apple in a garden called Eden. W.T. F.???? Presidential material? Hah!

Who needs to disparage her? She's a one-person self-destruction machine!

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Romeo, despite your wildly misguided hatespeak, I think you would be surprised at just how many of your Global Liberal friends and allies around the world (including in many socialist countries) agree with you that Sarah should run for president.

Go Sarah!

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The fact that Palin could only rally between 5-10K people, from a city the size of Boston, to her speech, is indicative of her lack of popularity. If she gets the 2012 Republican nomination, Obama will trounce her.

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Romeo, here's the score that really counts: Global Liberals were right on Iraq, right on the non-existant WMD, right that Afghanistan was the right war, right on Obama winning, andwe're going to be right again on Sarah Palin.

Romeo, Global Liberals have an impeccable record of picking the right horse.

But conservatives, like yourself, have been flat wrong on the above issues> every single time.<

Now, I know that must be frustrating, but just please don't take out your anger on others. Thanks.

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The Democrats' alternative to Tea Parties are Coffee Parties, organized by a paid Obama supporter, but they have been a flop, a complete flop. Google Trends has some interesting returns for 'teabagger' - the cities showing highest interest are all Democrat strongholds:

Cities

1 Washington, DC, USA 2 Seattle, WA, USA 3 San Francisco, CA, USA 4 Chicago, IL, USA 5 New York, NY, USA 6 Los Angeles, CA, USA 7 Toronto, Canada

In this instance, I wonder if it just happens to be because they are large cities (i.e. the greater the population, the more supporters there are likely to be).

I would particularly question Washington, DC. It's been ten years since I lived there, but in the city that elected Marion Barry as mayor again, even after convicted of buying cocaine from a prostitute and through years of corruption, not because he was a good candidate, but because he was black and his opponents most often white, I can't believe they would go for a white 'hockey mom' from Alaska. And I don't mean that in a racist way, but rather demographically they couldn't see her as a good representative of their needs in Washington.

Given the current administration, I'm as conservative as the rest (although I still strongly maintain that anyone who follows party lines on every issue is probably an idiot) but I'm unclear how so many can apparently see Palin as any sort of a viable candidate for anything other than a good PTO president in a local school district. While I certainly don't think she would have gotten where she is by being the total dolt many on the left would paint her to be - she's not Presidential material in any way. The republican party needs intelligent leadership and a sustainable candidate, which she is not. While I can understand the tendency by conservatives to see her as a more 'down-to-earth' candidate than some of the other choices, one has to look past the corn-ball catch phrases and pretty face (relative to the normal fare) to determine if there is enough substance there to lead the free world. I don't see it.

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If they're against taxes, they should love Obama.

I remember when wanting to be the world police and deficit spending used to be a liberal idea. Seems conservatives have been loving it the last 10 years. Face it, both the GOP and Democratic party are wildly liberal, the only difference being the GOP for some reason thinks they're actually conservative because they like to shoot abortion doctors and bash gays. Nice.

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Tigermoth - I'm as conservative as the rest (although I still strongly maintain that anyone who follows party lines on every issue is probably an idiot) but I'm unclear how so many can apparently see Palin as any sort of a viable candidate for anything other than a good PTO president in a local school district.

I agree with you. Palin shouldn't run for President, at least not without some experience beyond being another community organizer. One of those has been more then sufficient thank you very much. She needs a job, and she needs to stick to that job, regardless of the opposition she faces. I'm thinking she should run for Senator from Alaska in 2014. She could easily beat that Dem who only got elected cause they manufactured a case against Ted Stevens. She runs for that, and in 2020, after the next Republican administration has been in there 8 years, then she has a chance at running for President.

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skipthesong at 11:03 PM JST - 15th April Skip you are greatly confused between what is a tax cut and what is a reduction in government spending. They are not the same thing. Tax cuts happen but government spending doesn't. That is why we are in such debt. I don't see Sarah talking about significant government spending cuts but that is actually what needs to be done. And where it needs to happen is in military spending, not the programs that keep granny fed.

Molenir said: Are you talking about the French guy? What with their high unemployment, socialist economy?

Why are you avoiding all I have said? You know as well as I that lots of Americans don't pay their debts. In fact, the whole country doesn't pay its debts. I can only imagine this has embarrassed you so you drag in the French. But you should be embarrassed enough figure out how America is going to pay.

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Why are you avoiding all I have said? You know as well as I that lots of Americans don't pay their debts. In fact, the whole country doesn't pay its debts. I can only imagine this has embarrassed you so you drag in the French. But you should be embarrassed enough figure out how America is going to pay.

Hey, you're the one who brought up the unemployed guy down the street. If you didn't mean to reference the French, who were you talking about? The Greeks are pretty bad off too, and their economy is in the toilet. Relatively speaking the US despite its high population of illegals, is comparitively well off. Only about 10% unemployment. Lots of other countries, are much worse off. Odd though that most of them are socialist, while the more capitalist systems are struggling, they have much lower unemployment. Not that its on point, just thought I'd mention it.

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The big problem is that the Democrats under Obama haven't gotten the very simple message from the protesters- don't spend money you don't have, and don't go into debt without a plan for paying the money back. It's the equivalent of me borrowing a ton of cash to have fun now, and expecting my son and (future) grandchildren to shoulder the burden after I die.

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She's a one-person self-destruction machine!

LOL. I like that.

She's the one who has just begun the Facebook war--which is totally amusing.

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Personally I've never had a problem with taxes. As long as I'm making enough to live comfortably I'm fine. What with all the people and their tax evasion, jumping on loopholes, and just being plain gimps expecting the government to keep helping them in need, borrowing money from other countries, while increasing programs and not even thinking about paying it back when neccessary.

Palin's just jumping on one of the single issues that people don't like to pay taxes, but don't seem to understand our country has to pay back what it's borrowed to keep things running, espcially the stoopid waste on invading Iraq... There is always going to be a time when we have to pay the piper.

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The US Republican party has become just as irresponsible with the publics money as the opponent Democratic party.

They just waste the money in somewhat different ways. They are both "part of the problem" instead of "part of the solution". Deep and widespread corruption, incompetence and 'representatives' who represent anyone BUT their constituents. The 'Tea' movement should have started decades ago, but nobody was paying enough attention and left the government to run on autopilot. Big mistake.

As for taxes ... this has become a moot issue since both parties regularly circumvented the tax base and borrowed money directly from China and others. If government spending is to be controlled, if the nation is to live sensibly within its means, both taxes and borrowing must be addressed with equal vigor.

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