By The Right Scoop


Sarah Palin would like to see the candidates get back to a more issues-based campaign because she believes the negative campaigning is hurting the cause and the Republican party, even diminishing energy for the general election. In short, she says voters want to hear about the issues and not all the nitpicking.

Regarding Nevada, she says that she’d vote for whomever will keep this primary fight going, and it looks like that person is still Newt Gingrich.

Here’s the full interview:

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  • Anonymous

    Hey Sarah,

    I wish you could get Newt on my Virginia ballot! I’m STILL ticked at the R party in my state for pulling what the did with the rules.

    Sigh. I wish you were running.

    • http://twitter.com/BigE4SP12 Ken

      I am with you 100% on both points. A LOT of disenfranchised primary voters here in VA.

      And I absolutely wish Sarah was running.

  • poljunkie

    It seems to me, Gov if you want Newt to be around much longer you are going to have to hit the trail for him.

    • wodiej

      I know many people feel that way but she explained to Hannity one night after constant badgering about her endorsing someone that she felt it would hurt the candidate. She said wherever she goes controversy follows and she’s got a good point. I think she’s showing support the only way she can without actually making an endorsement. Todd endorsed and they didn’t go after him.

      • poljunkie

        Todds a great guy, but he isnt the Gov.

  • http://twitter.com/Ramparts360 Ramparts360

    “Once a bell is rung you can’t unring that bell.” I never thought of it that way before. She’s right.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGJB6XKBWEVILASOVXE5FP65SA Dave D

      Like Paul Revere and the patriots ringin ‘em bell to warn the British….

      • Anonymous

        Wow! you must be one of the very few people in America to realise that Revere was indeed ringing the bell to warn the British about the ambush that the Americans had laid for them because he had friends and associates among the redcoats.
        Revere had realised that if the ambush succeeded and redcoats were murdered, it would mean all-out war–and he didn’t want that for any number of reasons.
        Revere was no revolutionary; he was a gradualist. He honestly believed that Independence could be won from the crown by jaw-jaw, not war war. He knew that an lethal ambush would be a fait accompli–so he rang that bell, hoping to avoid the mayhem that was to follow.
        See, Sarah was correct in that too, and you are one of a mighty few people who has realised that…Kudos

  • Anonymous

    As I’ve posted before, I’ve always dismissed Palin as shrewd but not very keen. As I’m listening to her comments on these primaries, I’m realizing that she’s actually quite wise. Each time I hear her, she makes more and more sense.

    • Anonymous

      Either that or you are finally learning to listen to her.

    • Anonymous

      I ask people (those who will still talk to me) to read transcripts of her interviews before dismissing her.

    • PFFV

      Welcome to the club! Some people never get it, i’m glad you finally made the connection. She has been this sharp all along but many people chose to believe the haters; The National Media, Hollywood, the Boob tube, and the establishments on both sides. Millions of people in this nation have been brain-washed and they don’t even know it. Florida is one example as proof tonight.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, well you’d be the only one then cupcake.

    Nevada is Flip rominee territory. A bunch of his fellow joey smith acolytes live there.

    So, grinch ain’t winning that one.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

    Again…

    Palin said “the math is the math” in Florida, so, since Santorum was soooo way behind, the math said to vote for Gingrich to keep the national conversation moving forward and NOT accept the establishment choice, “middle way” Romney.

    Dittos in Nevada.

    So, instead of promoting Santorum in Nevada, Palin is saying that voting for Gingrich in Nevada will keep the national conversation moving forward.

    Man, the “math is the math” is so irritating, sometimes.

    But, Palin is absolutely correct.

    Art

    • http://twitter.com/juvus juvus

      You are freaking delusional. If math is what she cared about she would say vote for Ron Paul since he is on more ballots than Newt and his chances to get the nomination are higher than his.

      It’s not about math. It’s about a woman who is endorsing Newt but pretending we are all stupid and we don’t know what the heck she is doing. You may be stupid enough to believe that crap, just like you believe that Newt is a conservative that values his marriages and doesn’t do any lobbying, but most of us I hope know better.

      • K-Bob

        Your last post here was also your first. Congratulations.

      • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

        You said “freaking”…

        What does “freaking” mean to you?

        Stick with me, here.

        Something?
        Nothing?

        If it means something, what does it mean?
        If it means nothing, why use it?

        Does “freaking” mean the same thing as the other “F” word?

        If it does, what does THAT other “F” word mean?

        Something?
        Nothing?

        If it means something, what does it mean?
        If it means nothing, why use it?

        Now, to the incoherency of your diatribe against Palin…. and everybody who recognizes that “the math is the math” and it means something that you do not like to think about.

        Well.

        After thinking about it, there’s not much to respond to in your comment since you mentioned Ron Paul as viable and then took the low cesspool gutter route into irrelevance.

        Art

        • Anonymous

          Art, you’re freaking me out!

          • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

            “freaking”…

            How about some fun with words?

            The difference is between “being” something and someone vs. “doing” something to someone.

            juvus used the word “freaking” with the negative intent of ascribing “being” something… which does not promote dialogue.

            A “freak” can be a freaking freak or simply a freaking freak.

            Is a “freaking” (being something… “a” freaking) freak (who is someone) a baddie or a goodie?

            Is a “freaking” (doing something… freaking “out”) freak (who is someone) a danger or benign?

            Does it mean freak or freak or…?

            Enough of this “freaking” word… the word is freaking me out.

            Art

        • Anonymous

          the person used math to show that Newt is missing on so many ballots and has a poor organization to take it through the long haul, the only thing holding him up is his super pac… Paul is better than Newt if you look at the numbers. The math argument doesn’t work any better than the electable argument (Newt is running fourth) and it doesn’t work any better than the “more conservative” argument.

        • Anonymous

          I need you to talk to my son. I will pay good money.

      • http://twitter.com/BigE4SP12 Ken

        I forget. Where was it exactly that Ron Paul finished in both SC and FL? Wasn’t it dead last? Not just dead last, but way back of the pack dead last. How many primaries has he won so far? Isn’t it ZERO? My guess is the same number as at the end of the primary.

        I call on Ron Paul to drop out and stop kidding himself and his supporters. Who’s with me??

    • Anonymous

      so if it is all about the math i look forward to hearing her ask for people in Maine to vote for Ron Paul as he is running better than Newt.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a Santorum supporter. However, I do understand the move here by Palin. I lived in Nevada for 12 years. This state will be very much in favor for Romney. It is a fickle state, with pockets of conservatives. The big part of the conservative base there is LDS, and that will tilt it Romney’s way when added to the mods and libs. Like Florida, Nevada is one state, not the entire primary. I expect Romney will win in NV. I’m more curious about the other states.

  • cabensg

    Yea! I’m sure she would, Gingrich already tried that in the beginning in Iowa. Positive ads and positive plans. Romney buried that with false PAC ads. Then Limbaugh jumped on Gingrich for going negative on Romney in S. Carolina, then Romney went even more negative in Florida and so did Gingrich. Anyone up against Romney is either going to have to go negative or get out. Romney’s not going to allow it any other way.

    I’m sick of Palin and I’m sick of Limbaugh. If you can’t go with the conservative that’s beating Romney than just shut up. Both were to little to late defending Gingrich. Now of course Limbaugh is making excuses by saying even if Santorum had gotten out all of the votes might have not gone to Gingrich. Who knows especially if Santorum had endorsed Gingrich and campaigned with him. It’s still a two man race but Gingrich is severely wounded by this win by Romney because he doesn’t have the money and organizations in other states. How do you think Santorum is going to measure up to that.

    I know Obama and Democrats are stupid about a lot of things but does anyone but liberal pundits and Rino’s believe they wouldn’t have come up with the negative stuff we’re seeing about Romney on their own. So why blame Gingrich.

  • Anonymous

    Sarah is pragmatic but not soul-less. It’s her core that drives her to go with the math.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a fresh slate!! Why not endorse the most conservative candidate, Rick Santorum?

    Or endorse Gingrich and stomp for him if she thinks he should?

    The math is not yet the math in Nevada!

    • Anonymous

      “Stump” Cindy, stomp is what we want to do to obama. Sorry for the callous correction. ;-)

      • Anonymous

        Got it! Great correction though! Here we go: Stump!! Stomp!! Stamp!!

  • cabensg

    Yeh! lets keep it going until Romney wins. Savy it isn’t she just doesn’t want Gingrich and will do anything short of endorsing him to keep it going.

    In my estimation it cynical roulette.

    • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

      Please elaborate.

  • http://twitter.com/doorsxp Doors Xp

    I’d like to see Rmoney get back to…er…get…er…for the 1st time to a issued-based campaign. Oh, that’s right, I forgot, he sucks at that. Nevermind.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ajtelles Art Telles

      Funny…

      Whatever name is put on what “middle way” Romney is doing… that IS his “issue-based” daily grind campaign.

      Romney sounds coherent as he speaks in platitudes and obfuscates… THEN he throws mud… THEN he sounds coherent… THEN…

      Art

      • Kari George

        WHEN does he sound coherent? Seriously. I’d like to know. We were talking last night (at my house) that he really should consider a career in comedy. Watching some of those Mitt’s Greatest Hits vids on You Tube & we were cracking up. He’d really be very funny if he weren’t such a sleaze.

  • wodiej

    Ah the voice of reason in a sea of Fox news drool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594162904 Cheryl Pryor

    I love you Sarah but you really have to put up or shut up and endorse and hit the trail with Newt if he really is the one to stop Romney! Talk about shaking things up!

    • wodiej

      Again…Gov. Palin told Hannity awhile back that she didn’t want to endorse because wherever she goes, controversy follows. She doesn’t want to hurt the candidate and it makes perfect sense. She is showing support the only way she can.

      • Anonymous

        she looks ridiculous. She tells everyone to vote for Newt in each primary yet people are supposed to think she is impartial? Everyone knows she is stumping for Newt, she is just doing it in a cowardly way.

  • http://twitter.com/juvus juvus

    Oh My gosh woman. Endorse him already and get on with it. Is it in her contract she can’t andorse? “Yes, I’d vote for for him if I was in Nevada.” Yes, I’d vote for him if I was in Maine.” and on and on with every state she would vote for him than endorse the MF and call it a day.

    She is getting annoying.

    • PFFV

      No, You are getting annoying, Palin hater.

    • Anonymous

      You must be a truly ROTTEN poker player; or do you usually go “all-in” before you know that yours is a winning hand?
      Sarah Palin is proving to be prescient. Long long before Jan 2nd. she stated that this would be an election like no other; and thus far on the Republican side, she has been spot on. And it will continue, and she will not go all in until she knows that she has a winner.
      BTW. Romney spent miilions more than the others in Fla. and he STILL got ONLY 42%. Where do you think the Santorum/Paul votes go if they drop out?

  • Anonymous

    Sarah, just endorse and then stump for him. They need to see you doing it, and talking against Romney and his smug fakeness!

  • Anonymous

    Hey Palin, put up or shut up already and stop talking in platitudes.

    Endorse and support Newt, help him fund-raise, etc.

    We either stop Romney or Obama wins.

  • K-Bob

    Man, the anti-Palin stuff at Ace’s is nasty today. I suspect Obama has made a ton of converts to Republicanism. Seems the first test of fealty of the new converts is to hate Palin. Or something.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGJB6XKBWEVILASOVXE5FP65SA Dave D

    Spot on! go vote for him on the moon.

  • Anonymous

    No one is listening to Palin — she had NO impact on Florida. Marco Rubio was the key to Mitt’s win. Newt might have big ideas, but he is a little, selfish man.

    • Anonymous

      Huh? what did you say? I couldn’t hear you, I was listening to Sarah.

      • Anonymous

        I rest my case…..

        • Anonymous

          You don’t have a case. People are listening to Sarah as people are listening to Rubio. They both sway the electorate. Your belief that Newt is a ‘little, selfish man’ should be backed by facts. Otherwise it’s you who no one is listening to.

      • Anonymous

        Love it!

    • Anonymous

      Rubio is bought by the establishment – we all know this…I am so disgusted with the GOP! I will not vote for Romney no matter what politician they bought they put on the ticket as VP. I want the RINOS to take full credit for losing in November! Neither party believes in the greatness of American principles – corrupt ruling elite! I’m down with these parties!

      • Anonymous

        yes… everything that goes against your candidate is because of the establishment. This argument is getting as old as Obama blaming Bush. The reason Newt is not winning is because he is not as good of a candidate.

        • Anonymous

          Then how did he trounce Romney in SC?

          • Anonymous

            Great debating and a state near home. Let’s face it. NH was Mitt’s backyard, SC was Newts. FL is bought by money so Romney was the favorite there from the beginning. The only upset I have seen is Santorum in Iowa (not that it was too big of a deal). If Newt lost in SC, this whole thing would have been over in my opinion. If Newt wants to become viable, he needs to win outside of the south. Although any win would be great for him at this point. I’m not saying it is impossible but he has not proved that he is a better candidate than Mitt yet. If he did, he would be in the lead. Blaming money or the establishment or super pacs are all a distraction. Newt is far from the perfect candidate. He has struggled to define himself due to his past actions.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ricardo-Galvan/100001729378103 Ricardo Galvan

          Who the heck are you supporting then? If it isn’t Romney, not too sure why you’re talking smack.

          • Anonymous

            I’m just sick of hearing the buzzline of the establishment. 4 years ago he was the new kid on the block and now he’s the establishment? Front runner status doesn’t mean he should be ostracized or assumed to be the puppet of the RNC.

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ricardo-Galvan/100001729378103 Ricardo Galvan

              So you’re a Romney supporter, which probably makes you a liberal or a mushy Republican at best. Glad to know who I’m dealing with.

              • Anonymous

                lol wrong again. You probably should spend more time trying to combat my points rather than figure out who I support and demonize me for it. It’s a pretty “mushy” way to win an argument.

      • Anonymous

        Then you can take full responsibility for the second Obama presidency and the end of America. You purist fools will ensure a second term for Obama – but you will FEEL SO GOOD about your principled vote. Grow up. Newt is a lousy candidate and a lousy husband. I don’t like Romney, but I will certainly vote for him against Obama.

    • Anonymous

      What took down Newt was $17 million worth of negative, untruthful ads. People should be ashamed of themselves for being fooled by this trash.

      • Anonymous

        Grow up – we aren’t fooled, we are trying to save America by voting for the Republican candidate. I’d even vote for the little creep, Newt, if he is the candidate. I suggest you other self righteous Newt fans do the same if the candidate is Romney.

        • Anonymous

          You tell me to grow up and then call a candidate, one you admit you would vote for, a creep? The ads were indeed false, they were massive, and people were fooled by them, as attested to studies that show negative ads work.

          It’s a shame that people fall for these and don’t realize it until it’s too late, but what’s worse is those that excuse it away. I hate to break your bubble, but this is the primaries. All the candidates are Republican and we are all trying to save America.

          By your admission that you were fooled by the trash, it says volumes about you as a voter. if you accept this type of campaigning, why don’t you just vote for Obama. It would be much easier for you.

  • Anonymous

    Romney spent over 17 million dollars just in Florida. McCain/ Palin spent less then 12 million in the entire 2008 campaign!
    What we are witnessing is the buying and selling of the American Presidency. Obama bought his in 2008. Will Romney buy his in 2012? Will Obama outspend Romney and buy his re-election?
    Yes, I am very cynical at this point. What ever happened to voting for the BEST candidate for the job? It seems that all you need to do these days is run the most negative campaign possible and where TRUTH no longer matters and raise and spend the most money.
    The ancient Romans did the same thing. It didn’t work out well for them, did it. Can anyone point out the modern Roman Empire/Republic on a map of today? No? I didn’t think so.

    • Anonymous

      I can. It’s just South of Canada and Northeast of Mexico. And it’s about to burn down while Obama fiddles away on the golf course.

    • Anonymous

      What ever happened ?

      Have pondered that also … my enlightenment began when I joined my teens one rainy afternoon to watch Idiocracy.

  • Kari George

    The presidency must be awfully important to him for him to spend this kind of money. Add it up- 2008 + so far, this election. Either that, or he’s not as good a businessman as he tries to make us believe. If he’d sunk this kind of money into those companies he “invested” in, there probably wouldn’t *be* much unemployment. (I’m not saying he should have. I’m saying that his groping for the presidency is a pretty reckless and wasteful investment)
    Spend, Mittens, Spend! Spin, Mittens, Spin!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Andrew-Alaniz/1698789104 Michael Andrew Alaniz

    Let’s face it folks, Romney is going to be the nominee, and Sarah knows this. Which is why she continues to say she’ll vote for Newt to keep the process going, because she is looking for who the best candidate is to go up against the President. We all need to unit behind Governor Romney regardless of how you feel about him so that we can defeat Obama in November. We simply can not afford four more years of Obama and Romney is by far the best equipped candidate and is the only one who can beat President Obama.

    • Anonymous

      Go ahead and take what the GOP hands you! Not me! Screw the GOP! I would rather vote 3rd party than choose Obama or Romney – there is no difference the GOP is the same as the Democrats!

      • Anonymous

        Four more years of Obama. I’m not saying you’re wrong to dislike Romney and the GOP establishment, but the question I’m now grappling with is how do I prepare for the next 4 years with Obama still in the White House with no incentive to have America like him anymore?

        Is anyone else here preparing for that scenario? Because Romney will be the nominee, and even if he’s not I don’t think either he nor Newt will win the election. This week proved how much lies and negative campaigning does effect the average voter…so Obama wins.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SDYTBUCLE7ZF43G5DBVD64GKQA Kate

          god, I hope not … I feel that if he is re-elected, it won’t be any time before we are in the midst of a war … and I don’t think the American people are prepared for all the problems this would bring … I mean, is there anyone out there who is stocking up on the non-perishables? … water … some form of money that they can’t screw with? …

          • Anonymous

            A new and more challenging war, an emerging and aggressive China, a disintigrating European Union, and a floundering US economy…with Obama at the helm…oh hell that sucks!

    • Anonymous

      There are a few dead enders that want to sabotage a Republican victory in November. Real patriots, these people are. When Obama appoints another Ruth Ginsburg, I will laugh at their stupidity. And don’t cry to me about your 2nd Amendment when they come to register or take your guns. You will deserve to lose them.

      • K-Bob

        Troll for a fight elsewhere. You were warned.

        • Anonymous

          Dear sir, I think you may be getting ahead of yourself. Expressing an opinion that is contrary to yours isn’t starting fights. I don’t know Why you get that offended by what people say and especially when they weren’t being inflammatory in the first place. Let’s all just agree to disagree and make our points for or against. That goes for all of us. Let’s just beat Obama and not ourselves cause we are all going to need thicker skin to win. Unite!

          • K-Bob

            Who said I was offended? Most of the regulars here have managed to express a contrary opinion without trying to stir up trouble. It’s not a difficult skill. But it is one that’s expected if people want to stick around.

            • Anonymous

              I would like to give an apology for busting your chops so hard the other day. I believed in what I said and thought I had proved my point well but maybe I could’ve been a little less pointed and crude.

              • K-Bob

                None necessary. My job is to protect the site and the regulars who stick around to enjoy the vibe. You’re doing fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    BINGO! “I think that hurts the electorate and ultimately diminishes the energy necessary to move forward in the general election.”

  • Anonymous

    Is there a state in which Palin would not vote for Newt? I wish she would stop playing this game of state by state endorsements and just come out and say it – She’s a Newt supporter.

    • Anonymous

      Is your whole life wrapped up in Sarah Palin? It must really be tough for people to get through life so concerned about what Sarah Palin does. I know she is effective because no matter what she says, somebody is going to come here and cry about how she should do something else, she should have said something else, or my personal favorite; She should just go away!

      Sorry guys, she here to stay. Ya’ll have listened to the lame stream media rip on her and lie to you and you believe what they tell you because you don’t have a mind for yourselves. You have no freakin (sorry Art) idea of what she stands for and if you had defend yourselves with facts to support your condemnation you would sound like Obama when his teleprompter goes on the blink.

      Why don’t you challenge yourselves to see what she is all about. Go to sarahpac.com or rent The undefeated and educate yourselves, then come back and at least sound you know what your talking about.

      Edit: DUH

      • Anonymous

        No

        • Anonymous

          What was that little saying that Forrest Gump’s mama used to say? Help me out here.

          • Anonymous

            Help you out with what? A discussion / debate / argument over Sarah Pailin? No thanks. In my entire life I have posted only 1 comment ever about Sarah Pailin on a blog or message board. I thought it was a simple enough, cast away comment that stated the obvious to any objective observer.

            But in the end, it really doesn’t matter. Newt vs Romney…who or how Pailin endorses…Obama wins this thing in November and that sucks. I don’t blame the candidates or the other political figures in the conservative movement. I blame the large group of American people that are apathetic and uneducated. Reagan was right when he said that the loss of freedom is always just one generation away.

            • Anonymous

              Sorry DUH, I guess I got a little feisty, I was up past my bedtime. Whenever there is a post about Palin the trolls come out of the woodwork, or blogosphere, or whatever, and I caught your comment at the wrong time. You might have noticed that my comment wasn’t directed at you personally but trolls generally.

              Anyways…

              With the government leadership in such shambles and no man seriously willing to stand up and do what is right, Sarah Palin jumped onto the national scene after doing some phenomenal things as governor of AK. She went to bat for Alaskans, she stood up to big oil, she forced them to drill in areas where they were trying to hold out for bigger profits, and then forced them to distribute those profits to the citizens of AK which the law had required but previous state leaders refused to enforce and instead took the payoffs from big oil. That is only a small part of what she did. I won’t go into all of it, but it is amazing when you follow what she accomplished in those two and a half years as AK guv.

              Although they have tried, they have never been able to find a single act of corruption in any of the offices she held.

              From the MOMENT she got off the plane to campaign with McCain, she was slandered and mocked by the media, democrats, and republicans. In too many peoples minds she is caricatured as an idiot by comedy shows and serious talking heads ignoring her accomplishments or misrepresenting them. A loophole in the Alaska law was exploited to force her to personally defend herself from any and all baseless charges that the lefties could think of.

              Through all that she has been through she has kept her wits about her, she has sharpened her political skills and doesn’t get off track in her commentary. She maintains the ideals that she had when she first started running for office. Ideals that our republic needs to uphold if we are to remain as nation governed by the people.

              With all I have seen of this woman she is not doing this now nor previously for personal gain other than to see if she can help get this country back on track so that her own children have a free country to live in. If I’m wrong and she has now decided to just profit from after what has been done to her, well all I can say is go ahead, you deserve it after all you have done, people have rejected your message and do not want honesty in their elected leaders and we are doomed as a country anyway.

              As far as Newt is concerned, she is trying to keep the primaries going, trying to keep the dialogue forefront. We need the primary to on, the longer takes the more promises will be made, promises that we can hold the candidates to. The GOP wants it over quickly, they don’t want any promises made. They don’t want to be held to anything.

              You don’t think it is important to know what this woman is about, yet you came wanting make judgments about her to people who follow her and know what she is about. Don’t be surprised when you snapped at. :-)

              • Anonymous

                All of the highlights you wrote about the Momma Grizzly are the things I love best about her. I think she is a better leader than media figure/commentator and I wish she would get back into the mix. I wouldn’t mind seeing her take a cabinet position like Department of the Interior or Homeland Security. You’re all right Toongoon. I can’t fault a man for passionately defending quality people.

      • Anonymous

        Toon, she’s the topic of the thread. Do you see that picture of her there? Aren’t we supposed to comment?

        • Anonymous

          So comment, rip on her if you want to. I’m not trying to stop you. But people come here not to talk about the issue she brought but to air their ignorance about her so I don’t worry about hurting their feelings if I throw it back at them.

    • Mike Lee

      Yep. Don’t let k-dog catch you saying that. He takes personal offense. I said pretty much the same thing early yesterday morning, and got racked over the coals for it. The problem for Sarah, is that with only 4 candidates remaining, and Ron Paul being one of them, and her obviously being against Mitt (“the machine”), that leaves just Newt and Rick. heheheheh. So when she uses general terms to pretend, it’s so dumb because there can’t be anyone else she could possibly be referring to.

      Time for Sarah to go. I admire her in some ways, but she’s turning herself into a joke here. All across the right-leaning blogosphere, I’m reading the same things. People have had enough of Sarah doing what’s best for Sarah.

      • K-Bob

        Unlike the comment you just wrote, I don’t deal in the personal, here.

        This site is not to be used for starting a fight with people. If all you plan to do is make inflammatory comments about someone over and over, you can take a hike.

        Why not discuss things the way most people do here? Lay out some facts, then build an argument around them. Accusation is a thin basis for reason.

        • Anonymous

          To be kind K-Bob, mike Lee has stated the facts before. He isn’t trying to start fights. You were pretty instigative yourself yesterday and used some language along with it. Mike is just saying that what he said yesterday looks more and more true. She just needs to say it. I Sarah Palin will be supporting Newt. We are smarter than that missy. You were getting personal yesterday so maybe we could ALL keep it civil.

          • K-Bob

            If you are referring to my role as Mod, those are always “personal” because we have to direct traffic here. I was telling him to knock it off.

            When it comes to discussion, I don’t make it personal. In other words, I don’t tell you there’s something wrong with you, I tell you the idea you just laid out stinks (or I like it, or whatever). That’s a crucial difference.

            Ideas have to take the hard hits. Show no mercy. But we can all be cordial about it.

            I’ve given Mike a few extra chances beyond Dougx because Mike brings a little more to the conversation. But if the only point of a comment is to insult the same people over and over, then it’s like the guitar player who bought a new wah-wah pedal and won’t stop using it at the gig.

            • Anonymous

              Maybe I’m wrong but I didn’t think what was said was offensive at all and I think Mike hasn’t been hurtful. Neither have I here lately. I, and I’m sure mike feels the same, get blasted by rude comments relentlessly. We only reply because we are called to do so and when we do we are called Romney shills or democrat plants. Or worse. I appreciate scoops quest for civility but I feel that the moderation could be a little more fair. I could be wrong and say all this with all due respect. I would just ask that the same rules apply across the board. Thanks.

              • K-Bob

                Think about it. This site is known for thinking highly of certain people. Among them, Mark Levin, Sarah Palin, Allen West, Rick Santorum, to name only a few.

                Clearly people who don’t like any of those folks are going to have a difficult time of it here. That’s just the way life works. A white jazz musician from Brighton is just not going to be able to convince an AME Church in Detroit that they should stop playing gospel music. That’s what we call a “fool’s errand.”

                So in life, there is no such thing as, “across the board,” other than by letting some people be in charge of things and using their judgement to the best of their ability to try and keep things civil.

                In the case of the AME Church, I promise you the smart move would be to tell the jazz cat to take some gospel lessons.

                In the case of this site, people who are banned can email Scoop using the link, and plead their case.

                • K-Bob

                  (No offense to all the great jazz cats who can tear it up when they sit in for some gospel.)

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know if it’s her idea or FNC milking it for ratings. Pretty stupid. I hope this was her idea and she didn’t get pressured into it. Now, what if a state goes by and she doesn’t endorse? She’s kind of stuck now.

  • Mike Lee

    Of course you would, Palin. Where’s my friend k-dog? Does anyone still believe she isn’t backing Newt – while pretending she’s impartial? heheh.

    Sarah: what did Newt offer you?

    This is getting sillier by the minute. Palin has been a big loser throughout this process as she struggles to remain relevant and broker herself a cabinet position or more.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, it’s pretty ridiculous. This unsuccessful ex-VP candidate is going to get trotted out on Hannity every 10 days to re-endorse Newt. These people, they have no shame.

  • Mike Lee

    Funny how people who are supposedly for TRUE capitalism and free markets, have a problem with Romney besting his competition in terms of raising money, and then deploying that money effectively. Accused of running negative ads (as if Newt doesn’t do the same thing?) and “buying” the nomination? No. This is how it SHOULD be. People donate money as a way of voting and supporting the candidate and ideas they want to. That’s democracy and capitalism at its finest. And the same people were hammering McCain 4 years ago re: campaign finance reform. lol. Make up your minds.

    When Ron Paul raises money and uses it effectively, it’s good, but not when Romney does it because Mitt is wealthy? Please. There is a real anti-wealth bigotry going on here. Not sure if it’s to hide a deeper bigotry (i.e. he’s a Mormon)? This is the stuff I expect from the left. Newt has been playing the same game Obama plays – and Palin is buying into it too. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t advocate free markets and capitalism and then whine when you lose!

    Newt had the same opportunities, but he hasn’t been as effective. Shouldn’t he be judged on that? It wasn’t just Mitt outspending Newt. It’s that his organization is that much better. That’s a GOOD thing – not bad.

    • Anonymous

      Many people are susceptible to the populist drivel. Palin is really good at deploying that worthless nonsense. They will wake up sooner or later, just have to be patient.

  • s.hayward2

    To be honest as a palin fan,I think she needs to get off the fence and openly back newt. Perhaps she knows something I don’t but in my amateur opinion supporting him state by state but not quite giving an endorsement is not worth it. She has already angered republicans who think she should support a milk toast moderate who stutters in debates when things get tough for him as it is ,who is essentially outspending newt from estimates I have read up to 5 -1.How on earth they seriously expect that to work against Obama with his billion warchest, and who has the support of the majority of the media and hollywood I have no idea. I seriously think she has nothing to lose but everything to gain.

    By being bold now, getting behind newt who despite his weakness’s is now openly saying he is fighting the old party establishments (which she has also spoken much about) she could well stifle some in my opinion well founded criticisms that she is just sniping from the sidelines and not backing her words up with actions. Her enemies would love to make her irrelevant, they think they destroyed her like they tried with newt with the ‘ethics violations’. After this election she may not get an opportunity again. Maybe she has lost confidence? sitting in alaska since she decided not to run she feels she has less influence? All I know is,sarah palin has the potential to be a game changer,she got to where she was from a normal background. She didn’t come from some dynasty or old money. We see what the left does to those they are threatened by. After the 2008 election I think there were some who were not happy at all with the popularity she gained, and saw her as a real threat .

    So they started what in my opinion was a highly skilled process of making her no threat. Comedy skits, embedded ‘journalists’, ‘ethics violations’. I must say , despite my liking for her, I cannot help but be impressed with how they did it.It shows the power of the established order and how they deal with anyone who shakes things up. You would think intelligent people would see how things are panning out for newt and realise this has been seen before.

    You heard newt last night ‘people power’ will triumph over money. Sarah should stand with the people as she could have a much greater role to play than maybe she even thinks. Do I think newt is the perfect vehicle for ,what I think could be a kind of coup, a realignment of politics that could have repercussions not just in america but also in the west?People in other countries are crying out for fundamental change. No,he can be undisciplined and Iam not happy with his organisational skills. Iam also concerned with his conservative creditials in some areas. However newt is not for managing the decline (romney) or turning the US into eastern europe (obama) .So he is the best available. I was watching a trailer for that disgusting film ‘game changer’ , a mocking of sarah palins time as the vice presidential nominee. If I was her I would be mad as hell. I would show them the meaning of scorched earth.And I by them I don’t just mean the dems and the lib media but the republican party Where were the republicans when sarah palin who could have been such an asset to them in this election was being ripped apart?

    She and newt and the tea party should take this all the way and make history.

  • StNikao

    During this campaign, the so-called ‘Conservative’ media are getting vetted by Conservative voters and the Sheep are being separated from the Goats.

    The Tea Party needs to get some Goat Awards made for dishonesty and corruption in politics AND ‘journalism’.

  • Amy

    Completely agree with her. I’m really tired of hearing the nonsense.

    Would one of them (any one besides RP) please talk about the:
    CBO report,
    or the debt ceiling,
    or the lack of a budget,
    or the continuously falling housing market,
    or the real unemployment numbers,
    or the fact that this administration just thoroughly trounced on the 1st Amendment,
    or Fast & Furious,
    or the fact that the White House is in contempt over Solyndra,
    or the fact that the WH & DOJ have declared war on 1/3 of our states,
    or the fact that the public sector is growing and being paid at a rate that outpaces the private sector,

    …or ANYTHING relevant to the sh***y economy we find ourselves living in.

  • Anonymous

    Palin’s reasoning for endorsing Newt…. to make liberals mad. I paraphrase, but that was the liberal media soundbite. Lol, isn’t that a tad childish?

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Does Palin realize FOX is making a fool out of her? Of course the $$ isn’t bad..but you bet when her contract ends in January…she’ll be out. People turn the channel when she comes on….and btw FOX ratings are slipping too. You won’t hear them ‘brag’ about that now will you?

    I once admired and respected Palin…but it’s obvious she doesn’t have a clue what she is saying….shame too. Because Palin had real political talent…what a waste…