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Guest post by iOTW reader Spartan -

I’ve never been one to be emotional or inspired by anyone in politics.  But, it is an undeniable fact, I’m a Reagan fan.

I love everything Reagan.  I was inspired by Thatcher, too.  And I was certainly moved by Pope John Paul.  Perhaps I was still a bit too young to understand the ramifications of the politics, but with Reagan you sensed it was all going to be alright.  Perhaps, it was the fatherly way about him.

I will never forget sitting in class and watching the shuttle fall out of the sky, and later that evening President Reagan addressing the nation, hugging us, reassuring us through the television that we would pull through as a nation.  Whatever the crisis, he had it under control.  Maybe that’s why I didn’t feel a sense of urgency or a need to monitor the politics on a daily basis.

But now, I feel an urgent need to get involved.  More so than I ever imagined I ever could be.

Something is so very wrong.  So much so that I have grown angry and depressed. I’ve read more in the last two years than I’ve done in 20.  (If only my teachers could see me now.)  I talk to my friends about topics that they had no idea I even knew about.  Now they come to me and ask, “what’s going on today?”  I’m a bit flattered, but a bit sad that they don’t investigate the political landscape themselves.  Glenn Beck spoke about a condition known as normalcy bias. I understand it now.

There is a restoration that is sorely needed. And on September 29th, 2008, I saw the woman that could be, once again, the inspiration for us all.  It was a strong woman from Alaska who spoke plainly about what the current warped mentality in Washington has done to our country. She was the maternal counterpart to Reagan’s paternal comfort. Her name was Sarah Palin, and her countenance was, like Reagan, firm, reassuring, wise and full of resolve.

And so I’m standing with Sarah as she takes back our country from the bonds of tyranny and sets the ‘ship’ right again, and towards the destiny our Founding Father’s set for us long ago. I have always had hope.  It’s just that my ‘hope’ isn’t tied to an individual who exploited the word in order to sharply veer from our intended course.

This is my choice!  This is her destiny!  This is our future!!

» 63 Comments

  1. Garym

    August 30th, 2011

    +1

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  2. Nunya

    August 30th, 2011

    Right with ya Spartan! Reagan’s 2nd term was my first Presidential election (I even manned a phone bank for him), and I’ve been on Team Palin since day one

    Mama Grizzlies (whether they have human kids or furry 4-legged kids) will save America!

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  3. Jethro

    August 30th, 2011

    Ditto!
    Thanks Spartan!

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  4. norman einstein

    August 30th, 2011

    Wow! Brilliantly done, Spartan! Mega Kudos!

    I agree 100% about Palin. I’m just afraid there won’t be much left of the country by Nov. 2012, but she will pick up the pieces.
    It is her destiny to save the country and she WILL.

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  5. kono

    August 30th, 2011

    Bravo Spartan! Bravo! That’s EXACTLY how I feel…right now Palin is my ONLY choice and only HOPE to turn this country around. Maybe if only men could vote in 12 (shout out to Ann…that 19th Amendment post was dead nuts) we would stand a chance.

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  6. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    August 30th, 2011

    Well said, Spartan.

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  7. joeclark77

    August 30th, 2011

    Absolutely right! Although, I’m not as old as you. My reaction to Palin’s speech at the convention was… “NOW I get what those older conservatives are talking about when they reminisce about Reagan”. I grew up in the era of Bush, Clinton, and Bush, when Republicans consistently disappointed and Democrats seemed harmless. So the past three or four years have been a real wake-up call, with real catastrophe on one side and real hope on the other.

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  8. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    I understand Spartan’s admiration of Sarah Palin as much as I understand and appreciate most of the commenters at IOTW support & defense of their candidates (I’ll leave Ron Paul out of this cause it baffles me and it always has as a native Texan)

    That said I’m supporting a candidate who can win the nomination and beat Obama. I know his extensive record going all the way back to when Texas was a blue state and he was a bluedog budget pitbull in the legislature.

    So pile on the hate but I have to say that as much as I like other candidates this election will be primarily based on the economy & Romneycare/Obamacare and how these drains on our economy effect everything else including our security.

    I’m not going to jump on the xenophobic bandwagon because this is about the constitution…The Feds have failed the job at the border and have tied the hand of the border governors. Any commonsense immigration control is futile until the border is secure. Texas has been at this for a long time and funding and manpower has been under NHS control. I think Perry as a border governor has a commonsense solution to the problem….imho…and it isn’t the same as Californias.

    The Texas economy will win the middle…and that wins elections.

    I just tend to look at strategy and the bigger picture as opposed to ideaology…but that’s just me.

    I can see 1980 from my ranch…so to speak.
    Gig Em’
    Perry 2012

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  9. MM

    August 30th, 2011

    She’s is, by far, my number 1 choice to run for us. I will stop my life and work my ass off for her when she enters the race.

    I guarantee that the vile and hatred REgressives have flung at her to date will pale in comparison to what she’ll have to weather.

    But she can do it-she’s proven that. She’s been the one true blue conservative out there since 2008. In fact she’s been the only one out there. While she’s been taking the arrows for conservatives and Tea Party candidates, the others were under the bed sheets asking mommy to make it stop. Did you see Pawlenty or Romney at all in the run up to the mid terms? Yeah, me neither.

    To this day, Romney refuses to acknowledge the Tea Party. I swear if The Stupid Party-ahh, that’s us-nominates another effing RINO, I Will Puke.

    I wouldn’t puke if Perry got the nod but Sarah is the real deal. Since RR, there hasn’t been a nominee that so closely represents my principles and values.

    Anyone on the fence about her should see her movie, The Undefeated. In her 2 years as Governor, she accomplished a number of incredible deals for Alaska while showing no favoritism towards Republicans-unethical politicians of both parties got the boot or time.

    The ass whooping she put on Old Slow Joe in the VP debates will also pale in comparison to what should be Pay per View Presidential debates with President Motown.

    And if she picks Rubio or West as her running mate, OMGoodness.

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  10. rae4palin

    August 30th, 2011

    Mega dittos!! Only Sarah gets my money and my vote.

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  11. Garym

    August 30th, 2011

    workingclass artist I’m sure Perry is a good man and respect your support for him. I will vote for him if he gets the nomination, but he doesn’t inspire people the way Palin does and its not purely about ideology in my book. Palin actually does have a small L libertarian streak in her. Her record if you choose to read it is very strong. The only glitch in my book was ACES, even though it helped crush the cronyism going on with the AK repulican party and the oil companies.
    The meme that she is unelectable is a non-starter. She does have a tough hill to climb after what the media did to her, but they all have that same problem because the media will try to destroy anyone who runs against Oblamya.

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  12. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @MM

    It will be interesting to see if Palin runs…Frankly I don’t think she will.

    For these reasons.

    1. Many of her supporters are invested in Bachamnn or Cain. Although her core supporters are very vocal much of the people who espouse support for her have shifted to Cain and Bachmann and now Perry.

    2. Her polls illustrate that Palin might have trouble building a stable consensus in broad support…in other words Can she win the middle?

    3. Although she gave reasons for resigning her governorship it hurts her politically as a viable candidate for POTUS. To deny this is not very sensible. In this Romney,Perry,Bachmann will have a point and they will use it. Much of her campaign will be defending this decision as opposed to discussing policy and this is part of her record. It won’t be pretty.

    4. If Bachmann and Cain meet the Tea Party platform as viable candidates then why should she run?

    I like Palin and have followed her like any other conservative and I think she has been an important voice in the discussion…I just don’t go for the personality adoration thingy with any candidate…But that’s just me.

    I don’t think Palin will run because of largely pragmatic political mechanics and a path to the nomination…funding, polling, and record. Polls drive funding and that is a current political reality.

    I could be wrong and if she does run it will certainly be interesting…

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  13. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @garym

    I’ve read Palin’s record….I didn’t just fall off the watermelon truck.

    I travel a lot of blogs and sites. I read the commentary discussions by conservatives and moderates.

    I follow politics as a political junkie and follow both strategy,candidates and policy and have been doing it for a long time cause well many Texans do…we’re raised on cowboy politics with a wry eye to healthy skepticism…

    If Palin decides to run it will be a fight between her and Bachmann. Romney and Perry will largely ignore her. As the fight intensifies Big money funding will probably go toward Romney and Perry and right now Perry is behind Romney in fundraising on a national scale. In this polls help him a lot.

    The issue for voters will be this.

    Only 3 current primary candidates have been working within the legislative system to achieve results for their constituents in this Obama time of economic peril…Perry at the state level and Bachmann and Paul at the federal level. These candidates will use this to their advantage and it is a big advantage especially to build consensus. In that every other candidate has either a past record…an elective defeat…a resignation…or a private sector record which doesn’t necessarily lead to an ability to govern effectively. In short they have been on the sidelines like the rest of us.

    Romney has both electoral defeats and a governing record that isn’t very strong for him with conservatives and his new meme of not being a career politician is amusing since he’s been running for the GOP nomination since 07 and everybody knows it. Right now he’s testing an attack formula against Perry & spending a lot of money on ads.

    Huntsman doesn’t count since he’s really a democrat and he’s been working for Obama in China.

    Cain is the true outsider so it’s interesting to follow his campaign but he’s still flatlining on the polls….no doubt this is temporary in a crowded field

    Newt is skating on his debate performances.

    Ron Paul keeps opening his mouth to spout the craaazy…

    Santorum has gone whole hog into “Gays are out to get me jihad” media screed…not a good tactic even if it’s true so I’m waiting to see if he dials it back but he’s having trouble with poll traction and has a recent electoral defeat.

    Don’t underestimate electoral record in the minds of the voters…it matters…most want to back a winner….it’s human nature.

    just sayin’

    It’s early in this race and so far fun to watch.

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  14. Nunya

    August 30th, 2011

    @ WCA: Why can’t Palin and Perry team up? Both successful Governors of our 2 largest states, both have 5-letter last names beginning with “P.” And wouldn’t that team bring in both the TEA party (her) and the Independents (him), even so much as to landslide them into office?

    She didn’t quit, she sacrificed her own career to keep her state from being bankrupted by the frivolous grade-school tactics of the left….self-sacrifice, what a concept for a leader who actually does it

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  15. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @garym

    “but they all have that same problem because the media will try to destroy anyone who runs against Oblamya.”

    Agreed…This is why I try not to post negatives about candidate stances or the candidates themselves ( except my opinion on Ron Paul but that’s another story )

    Truth is I see strengths and some weaknesses in all of them…But mostly I see strengths in a crowded rodeo.

    I’m just tryin to outline obstacles as I see them. like any other opinion you know what they say…

    If Palin jumps in I see a media storm and a lot of hype…It will be interesting to see where it goes. I don’t see it as a big threat to either Perry or Romney with the consensus…but that’s just me.

    I think Palin will have a run for her money with Bachmannn though.

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  16. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @nunya

    I know why Palin Resigned…I’m not even offering an opinion on the reasons behind it. I’m just reiterating how both independents and those outside her core see the issue. To refuse to see this as a serious issue is imho not very rational. It’s human nature.

    How Palin handles it as an electoral issue will be interesting…But it is as much an issue as Santorum’s recent electoral loss and Romney’s failure to win the GOP nomination.

    If Perry wins the GOP nomination he will pick a consensus running mate with probably heavy imput by the governors. I see this as primarily a platform fight similar to 1980 and I saw this a few months ago before Perry jumped in. The difference is I don’t see Perry choosing Romney like Reagan chose GHWB and I think Romney knows it. Romney would almost have to woo Perry to beat Obama & I don’t see Perry as anything other than a top dog.

    Current speculation is running high on Martinez of NM….I think Rubio talk will die down as the GOP wants to carefully groom him. Rubio is a keeper if you get my drift and nobody wants to turn him into another Dan Quale….memba him?
    Same with Paul Ryan.

    The choice for runningmate with Perry will be strategic in either state or voting block across the country. For Romney his choice will be to hold onto the GOP and present a unified front because if Romney wins the GOP will fracture and he’ll have to pick someone to unite the GOP.

    Pain could parlay her chips into an administration or party support for a senate run unless it gets too ugly…no man is an island.

    It will certainly be fun to watch.

    That’s my take.

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  17. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    Romney has had to change campaign strategy to compete with Bachmann and Perry in Iowa. Currently Romney leads in Florida.

    Each have carved out their path strategy. Romney in NH. Bahmann in Iowa & Perry in the south & southwest.

    Hmmmmm….

    http://politicalwire.com/archives/2011/08/30/perry_has_huge_lead_in_south_carolina.html?utm_source=feedburner&

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  18. Houston

    August 30th, 2011

    Palin is the hope for America.

    Perry will get the nomination.

    Things will continue to run f-ed up. Slightly better, but still f-ed up.

    We HAVE to have someone take control who is a leader and inspires. The left hates Palin specifically because she does that. That is why the ridicule her now even though she isn’t running.

    …and I believe is why she continues to mess with their heads.

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  19. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @nunya

    this is an interesting inside baseball article…I guess for me I just looked at this primary fight on different levels….but that’s just me.

    I always saw this at least in part as Gov. vs. DC just like 1980….Reagan vs. GHWB

    http://www.businessinsider.com/rick-perry-is-a-lot-closer-to-the-2012-gop-presidential-nomination-than-you-thin

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  20. Commish

    August 30th, 2011

    Good thinking, Spartan.

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  21. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    Hmmmm…..This is interesting…

    “Beck and Pat both agree they are not making an endorsement, but it does seems their minds have been changed about Perry.

    The above is all part of a bigger monologue on how the Bush people are coming out in support of Sarah Palin running for president, which to Beck means they are really just opposing Rick Perry. They think, just as the media supported McCain, that Rove and his people supporting Palin as a way of hurting Rick Perry…”

    http://www.therightscoop.com/glenn-beck-rick-perry-had-a-god-moment-and-hes-the-real-deal/

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  22. exceller

    August 30th, 2011

    as Rush would say, “right on, right on, right on”

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  23. PBunyan

    August 30th, 2011

    Amen, Spartan!

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  24. Merry Poppet

    August 30th, 2011

    Very well said, Spartan. Great post.

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  25. JaneLovesJesus

    August 30th, 2011

    It’s time for Reagan’s 3rd term. Run, Sarah, run!

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  26. norman einstein

    August 30th, 2011

    When Palin gets in, Rush will endorse her. I’m certain of it.

    Romney is a dead man walking. He just doesn’t know it yet.

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  27. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @norm
    Ya think?

    Seems like Rush is holding his cards close to his chest to give the candidates a fair shot in the primaries to run their races…He has a lot of listeners.

    If there is a “kingmaker” in this country (I detest that term) it’s more likely to be Rush…in terms of influence I would think.

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  28. jwm

    August 30th, 2011

    Well said, Spartan.
    In ’04, faced with the prospect of a John Kerry presidency, I volunteered with the local GOP to work on the Bush campaign. It wasn’t much, just working a phone bank for GWB on election night.

    If Sarah runs I will bust my ass working for her.

    JWM

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  29. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    Thanks so much everyone for the kind words. I would have responded earlier, but it’s kinda hectic around here with the wildfires raging.

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  30. Houston

    August 30th, 2011

    You know I was watching a documentary on the Military Channel about the USS Cole bombing. Granted Clinton was what caused me to become a Conservative, but even he was a better POTUS than the spineless wimp we have now.

    Pray for us.

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  31. Houston

    August 30th, 2011

    Spartan, are in here in the Metroplex with me?

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  32. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    OKC, yep.

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  33. Dumbplumber

    August 30th, 2011

    If Palin doesn’t run, I’m throwing my campaign donations into the street, where at least it will be entertaining. So far NO candidate has shown me any guts much less than a recipe for Moose Stew.

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  34. norman einstein

    August 30th, 2011

    @WAC, yes, Rush is keeping his cards very close to his vest, but if you listen to him closely, it sounds as if he is waiting for Sarah to get in the game.
    Even today, when he was interviewing VP Dick Cheney, he said something very subtle and again it was a tacit suggestion that he was just waiting for the ‘right candidate’.

    Rush knows how high the stakes are, and he also knows that Palin is the second coming of his hero, Ronaldus Maximus. IMHO, he will move heaven and hell to help her.

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  35. joeclark77

    August 30th, 2011

    @workingclass, I can understand the appeal of Perry, and don’t fault you for supporting him. But in my opinion, Sarah is by far the best choice.

    Simple reason is, she’s a leader. By that I mean: she leads. We have a pack of candidates trying to follow conservatism, follow the tea party, follow the polls, follow the media, follow Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck (!), but only one who leads. Case in point: Romney coming out against the debt-ceiling deal the day after it was signed into law. Romney endorsing 2010 GOP candidates the day after they won their primaries. The other candidates don’t self-parody as well as Romney, but they all exhibit in my eyes deliberate packaging to please a certain voter or media segment.

    Palin, and Palin alone, has led the conversation on policy, and she’s done it consistently and regularly for almost three years now. Especially when Obama was in his “honeymoon” period before Obamacare, she was a lone voice on the right. Her speeches and Facebook columns (remember “death panels”) were powerful weapons for our side.

    My fear about Perry is that, just like Bush, as President he’ll start giving the liberals what they want, as soon as his approval rating drops below a certain percent and the left-wing media start calling him names. We must have someone who leads, not follows, if we have any hope of changing the culture and status quo in Washington.

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  36. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @norm

    well you could be right…I think he’s been mostly supportive of conservatives in general.

    It’s interesting because Michael Reagan has come out for Perry and did so before he entered the race…Levin was a skeptic but then he was bitchin’ cause Perry wasn’t kissin his ass to be on his show. Then Perry went on Ingraham and Hannity today…I suspect he’ll do Levin pretty soon.

    Perry has been pretty much eviscerated by the media in Texas for quite a while. In the last election he pissed them off by refusing to cowtow to the editorial boards and reached out to bloggers instead.

    It will be interesting to see how he does in debates. He’s not as strong as some would like but in Texas Debates aren’t as important to voters as the media keep telling us they are. He was thought to lose the last primary debates but won the primary. He refused to debate White unless White ponied up his tax returns from the clinton years as energy secretary and later starting some oil companies.

    I’ll say this if Palin jumps in then it hurts Bachmann the most initially. Makes a person go Hmmmmm….

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  37. Nunya

    August 30th, 2011

    @ joeclark: well said. That RINO vibe is exactly what scares me about Perry; but he’d still be better than Obama

    Obama really has set the bar lower than a snake’s basement as far as all future POTUS contenders are concerned

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  38. joeclark77

    August 30th, 2011

    @Nunya, I wouldn’t even call him a RINO. I just think that, like most politicians, he wants to be loved. Palin seems to be the only one who recognizes that it’s OK to be hated and slandered, even by a majority, as long as you’re hated by the right people for the right reasons.

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  39. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @Joe

    I hear what you’re saying. I won’t argue with you about Palin’s ability to lead conservatives but she isn’t the only one who can lead them as Bachmann,Cain and now Perry are showing.

    Have to say though she first would have to win the GOP primary and she’d have to win over the rest of the GOP voting base.

    If she wins the nomination ( I don’t see it but that’s just me and others do see it so I shrug) My question is Can she win over independents which will be crucial in this election. The GOP candidate always moves toward the center to win the independents in the general.

    Mitt is counting on winning independents more than unifying his own base weird but true. This is why establishment DC is backing him because he can do this although I think he’s a pretty sketchy candidate and can’t beat Obama. I think even people that don’t like Perry will gamble on his Texas economic record….It’s why Democrats voted for Reagan and in 84 they like him by then.

    One thing about independents is that if the opposition is a bigger gamble than the familiar they will vote for the familiar. I know that’s hard to understand but it’s sometimes true because these aren’t really ideological people but interest people.

    I have a friend who always votes for the incumbent because he figures he’s already been screwed over and he knows what to expect. He figures after he first year of a second term the incumbent is a lame duck anyway…This kind of thinking is more common than you might think…a sort of apolitical cynicism…just sayin’

    As to Perry being too much like GWB…The presidency can change a person as 9/11 changed GWB. I think this is more of a nuts and bolts job that needs a stable manager for the transition of righting the ship…It will be the ugliest and most mundane of all jobs because there is so much damage. I think Kinky nailed it when he said it’s a rollup the sleeves job & mostly everybody hates the guy who does it while he’s doing it. Perry is tough that way..imho

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  40. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    I’ve been setting back and noticing a trend with the current runners. They ALWAYS list what they’ve done. Speeches they made over this or that.

    Sarah always makes a point to put the people FIRST. She stays away from the ‘look what I’ve done’ meme. And she always touts the greatness of Alaska and the Nation, not hers.

    That’s why I like her. It has never been about her!!

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  41. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @joe

    “I wouldn’t even call him a RINO. I just think that, like most politicians, he wants to be loved”

    Sorry but that made me crack up…Perry is from Texas and Texans routinely hate politicians even if they do their job well…We boot them out even if they are “popular”.

    Perry is an anomaly in Texas politics…He keeps winning because he does his job.

    It will be interesting to see if that translates to the nation. I’m not surprised he’s taking it from the left and the right…He still climbs up the polls.

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  42. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    Norm is right. If you go back and listen to Rush he does talk about Sarah on many occasions. I do like how Sarah taunts the media. She throws a little chum out to the sharks and they come swimming in. It keeps the others on their toes, too. I don’t think Romney can rally from her announcement to get in. The Media will circle the wagons around him and make him their number one. The thing Sarah has to do is keep chumming the waters. That’s how she gets through this. The heavy lifting will be to keep her in the headlines. That’s where Rush comes into this. What’s his footprint,,,,26M? IMHO.

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  43. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @spartan

    True. Most candidates talk about their record as an means of introduction and comparison…To a lot of voters this is what counts in terms of comparison.
    In Perry’s case a big part of his campaign is to explain the plan behind his record so voters can see if they think he can replicate this for the nation economically. He can epecially if Republicans have majorities in both houses as part of the plan is tort reform…part of it is regulatory…part of it is returning power to the states…Part of it is budgetary…Part of it is encouraging governors to enact their own plans (He’s done this in the governors assoc. and been an effective leader)

    A lot of what Palin talks about we’ve been doing down here in Texas our own way for 10 years as the legislature has become more conservative. It’s part of why we’ve weathered the recession better than some states even though Obama is doing everything he can to take us down and Obama and Perry have been at it for a long time.

    In the last race Perry led a sweep and GOP has a super majority in both houses.

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  44. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    WCA – I still remember your Dems running to our state for cover on budgets in 2003. I know Texas has been doing great things. So have we. Right to work has been a great thing for Texas and Oklahoma. But that doesn’t mean I’m giddy for Perry. Sarah has something that really tugs at my gut. Period. As I said in the post I don’t normally follow politics. It’s football season for cripes sake and I barely have gotten to know our new players. I hate that!!!

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  45. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @spartan

    Romney would love for Sarah Palin to run…He thinks it will weaken Perry and Bachmann.

    Romney is more threatened by Perry running because of his Texas Economy record and that Perry is a lot of things Romney isn’t.

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  46. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    My neighbor’s dog has more to offer than Romney!!!

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  47. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    And it gets left in my yard ALOT!!!!

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  48. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @Spartan

    You wrote an exellent piece and I respect your opinion and your feelings about Palin.

    We are just discussing…y’know?

    Yeah that yellowdog run cracked me up…Perry sent the Texas Rangers after them & I think he sent a gift to your governor. My brother lives in OK.

    OK & Texas are good neighbors..xecept during TX OU weekend…then it’s war

    :)

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  49. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @Spartan

    Texas A&M is tryin to wiggle out of the big 12

    Gig Em’ Aggies

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  50. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    No worries. It’s all good.

    We’re #1

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  51. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    Like I said if Palin jumps into the rodeo it will be interesting…That’s fo’ sure.

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  52. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    Of course you are #1…Unless you’re playing a Texas Team…lol

    :)

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  53. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    Me and my shitkickers are ready for the throw down!!

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  54. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @spartan

    I’m pretty sure we can mutually agree as to the “merits” of Razorbacks…

    *snicker*

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  55. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    Oh please,,,,do bring on Texas. It’s OSU I’m worried about. They’re like a trapped animal and we have to play in their backyard,,,,again this year!!

    By the way, I like A&M. LOVE the Corp Band!!!! Can’t wait!!!

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  56. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    Bwahhahahahaha

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  57. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @spartan

    You got it Sooner…Beer and Kickass BBQ. See you in Dallas 10/8/2011

    Yeeehaw!

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  58. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    Hook Em’ Horns….Sooner

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  59. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    A sooner wrote at that utube link that this song made them sick….

    *snicker*

    All in good fun…Red River Shootout…Yeeehaw!

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  60. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    I thought the words to that song was ‘Working on the railroad?’

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  61. Spartan

    August 30th, 2011

    Boomer Sooner!!!!

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  62. workingclass artist

    August 30th, 2011

    @spartan

    Looks like Palin is heading to NH after Iowa…Thought that would make you kinda giddy…AP at hotair seems to be pretty happy about it?

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/30/report-palin-headed-to-new-hampshire-after-tea-party-speech-in-iowa-th

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  63. kono

    August 31st, 2011

    Sarah has a heart for serving…The Lord, American citizens, her family….not self. And that is so foreign to the media, the left and most politicians that they just can’t wrap their little heads around it.

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