Palin to Christie: Real Courage is cutting when you have a surplus – like I did

**UPDATE: Interview with BillO added**

Palin says that Christie is forced to cut budgets because NJ is broke. But she points out that when she became Governor of Alaska, she cut even though she had a surplus:

And with all due respect to Governor Christie, you know he has no choice but to cut budgets because he’s broke, his state is broke. What courage really is, is in the face of having a surplus when you have opportunity to spend spend spend other people’s money, you still choose to reign in government to let the private sector soar. That’s real courage, and by the way that’s what I did as Governor here when I engaged in hiring freezes and reduced earmarks by 86% and vetoed the largest amounts in our state’s history. Despite having a surplus that’s real leadership and that’s courage.

But I do appreciate that Governor Christie is willing to face the reality in his state and that is that they are going bankrupt. So he has to cut, he has no choice.

Oh man I feel like the election campaigns have already started! That was awesome!

Full interview below (the quote comes early in the first video):



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UPDATE: She was on with BillO tonight as well, where she talks about cutting entitlements. She also lightly smacks him down for interrupting her and not letting her finish a thought.

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Pied Fifer
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Pied Fifer

Run Sarah, Run. But remember that America is the country of reason and rights. Real courage requires you to defend free markets *and* free minds. Both are essential to this land of enlightenment. Keep your myths to yourself. Thank you.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Interrupting is something Fox folk do way too much. Thankfully it’s really my only complaint. MSNBC and the rest do it too, but I don’t take them seriously anyway.
“This is what courage really is, and btw that’s what I did.” Not her best moment, but so little otherwise to criticize through all these blogs that I’ve seen of her.

Brifry
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Brifry

Politicians know they are in big trouble for robbing the Social Security trust fund and using it to fund Government Union Pensions. So they’ll cut SSI to continue funding the $50,000/year + medical benefits they promised the Unions.

voted against carter
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voted against carter

SARAH PALIN / (Fill in the Blank) 2012!!!!!!!! Something to consider; Note; this principal ALSO applies to the OLD 
republican establishment (Bush’s, etc) You can tell when the LEFT REALLY IS scared of a Republican by the amount of vitriol their TROLLS spew. The MORE they SPEW,… the MORE terrified they are the of the Republican
being able to beat their Dumb-O-cRAT candidate. Sarah Palin is the PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THIS, as is Michele Bachmann. Sarah Palin SCARES the we-we out of the Leftwing-Nut, Libratard, Progressive, Dumb-O-cRAT Party,… Because,.. Wait for it,… They KNOW Sarah Palin IS electable,… AND IF she runs against barry in 2012,… She WILL CRUSH him with indisputable numbers. (44 or 48 state, LANDSLIDE. Barry will MAYBE get IL & MI plus possibly MA, Hawaii, NY, & CA) So they MUST do EVERYTHING possible to DESTROY her 
AND her supporters BEFORE this becomes too apparent. Unfortunately for… Read more »

Mediaccess
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Mediaccess

I had to watch it again. I love this woman the more others try to fry her. Why is she hated so much? I don’t get it at all, even if you don’t agree with her, which I also don’t get. I try to teach common sense to students and certainly she tops the list when it comes to basic facts.

Floridabuyerstreet
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Floridabuyerstreet

I like Newt but he is unelectable with all his past problems…the rest of them I am sick of…Palin is really starting to burn me out. I watched her on Factor last night and while she talks of courage she shows none by not giving exact places to cut or solve problems….

Mediaccess
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Mediaccess

Read her book, watch more interviews, her history speaks for itself, and she’s stated many things before – specific things. Hard to do when Obama’s burning holes in everybody’s wallets. He said energy prices and inflation would “necessarily skyrocket”. Which part of “necessarily” don’t you understand?

stillgoing
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stillgoing

I don’t like Newt but your comment about his past problems, do you remember Jeremiah Wright and Obama got elected! Your next sentence on Palin not having exact places to cut, would you please share who has stated their exact plans so far!

stillgoing
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stillgoing

I don’t like Newt but your comment about his past problems, do you remember Jeremiah Wright and Obama got elected! Your next sentence on Palin not having exact places to cut, would you please share who has stated their exact plans so far!

Idahoser
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Idahoser

it’s unfortunate that the very VERY good things Christie is doing financially get thrown under the bus. Yes, he is a very liberal anti-gun RINO on many things BUT what he’s done right are worthy of praise! No, I don’t want him for President, no he’s not a conservative, but we could learn from him that standing up for something is a good thing! Just be on the right side first, and he is clearly not on the right side of some of the most important things, like Sarah is. But he is definitely on the right side on finances and he’s doing the right thing!

Mediaccess
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Mediaccess

He put a needle in Sarah a few days ago, so she’s just giving it back in the same fashion. US citizens have been losing their freedoms from communists and “compromising” RINO’s she said it correctly, put him in the place he belongs. He tried to put her in a place she doesn’t belong saying something like “People (referring to Sarah) need to get out of ‘unscripted’ interviews”. He promotes liberals! PERIOD! He is good enough in his state, but should not be president – EVER!

BeckaBrwnEyes
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BeckaBrwnEyes

I’ve always heard that the correct person to consider voting for is the person hated the very most by the media and the other political side, because they fear that person. I can’t think of anyone more hated by the left and the media than Palin right now. So, we will have to wait and see what happens, but I suspect an absolute fight to the death this next election cycle. It’s going to be far worse than the last one.

Goldni007
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Goldni007

Agreed. The corrupt bastards will go all out to allow their bed partners to continue to burn our country. It will be a terrible thing to watch too. Just get ready. We need to go ahead and be de-sensitizing ourselves right now..it’s gonna get ugly.

Goldni007
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Goldni007

Bill kept askeing her about “the poor Alaskans on Medicaid..” She didn’t really directly answer the question. I would have said “yes the poor Alaskans on Medicaid will have to ‘adjust’ to the budget problems too!” “Before you ask the people who are paying ALL of the taxes to pay more, shouldn’t you ask the people who are paying nothing to pay something?” Andrew Wilkow said that yesterday XM Satellite Radio. I would have told Bill that the “poor people” will soon be SOL if we whom are handing them money each month are no longer able to do so. Then what will the “poor” do Bill? I’m sorry but I’m tired of this crap guys!! If person A is required to pay/provide for person B, what then is required from person B? As a person who is busting my a$& every day, I say all of the ‘B’ people… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Lecture/From-Mutual-Aid-to-Welfare-State

Mutual Aid Societies will have to make a come back, and the poor will be better off for it if the ridiculous AMA lobbied legislation can be undone.

That, I personally think, has a good chance of being accepted in response to “what about the poor on medicaid” than a “so be it” response in my opinion. It’s fairer and far more humanitarian than the oligopolized healthcare market we have today.

The message needs to get out to the more consequentialist portions of the population that less government truly is more humanitarian than the welfare state.

Goldni007
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Goldni007

Thanks for the link. Excellent article. And I agree, a more measured oratorical response about benevolence making a comeback would be more effective than my rant. I am just so freaking tired of the gubment’s compulsory edicts being widely accepted (nay I say strongly defended) by the many pundits in the media. I mean just who are the particular ‘folks’ that Bill is looking out for?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The “folks” are the hauntingly accurate caricature of the uninformed, uninterested, deluded American masses who uniformly buy into a set of typical Statist assumptions which are so prevalent in this society to one degree or another. Bill isn’t stupid, it’s his shtick to project relatability to the majority of his viewers.

It’s a mix of people either aware acceptance of or unaware impassive acquiescence of the political gun in the hands of the State when it lays down said edicts.

Goldni007
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Goldni007

Yes. So essentially they are a mix of the clueless, the incompetant, the lazy, the ignorant, the slackers and the lackers. All thrown in with the truly helpless and hopeless which indeed do need aid.

To paraphrase Wilkow once more: “If you pay taxes you have to pay more. If you don’t pay any taxes you are a victim of society. The former’s labor and output is required to benefit the latter. The latter’s zero productivity is not their fault. However, it IS your fault that you are not paying enough. You’ll just have to work harder longer and pay more. Oh and your kids will be required to pay their kids too.”

Anonymous
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Anonymous

“Democracy is just mob rule dressed up in a sports coat.” -Doug Casey

Goldni007
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Goldni007

Btw Dan..I was thinking about you this week. I have agreed to debate someone about Reagan and the 80’s. One search on Amazon revealed tons of liberal re-writes of history. I was a teen in the 80’s and remember them well. I also remember the misery of the Carter years. Thought you’d be the person to ask of a good FACTUAL book. I need details. Thanks ahead of time.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hmm, mostly for me it’s articles/essays and talks. Can I ask what the proposition for the debate is and whether you’re on the side of Yay or Nay?

As far as books go, off of the top of my head I can only come up with The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America: Since 1945-. It traces the ideological origins and progression of Conservatism and it’s movement starting from Classical Liberalism/Libertarianism in the 1940s with Ludwig Von Mises and F.A. Hayek. The revised edition might have something about Reagan and the 80s
http://www.amazon.com/Conservative-Intellectual-Movement-America-Since/dp/1933859121

With a little more specificity in the topic I probably dig something up.

Goldni007
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Goldni007

Thanks. I am on the side that believes Reagan was at the right place at the right time and that his policies did indeed bring the US back into prosperity. But, I know he was not perfect. He did raise taxes in the 80’s. Alot of conservatives don’t want to accept that. But rememeber, he did have Tip O’neil to deal with. And the dems controlled both houses of Congress then. Spending is what he had to trade off with them on. Having said that..I think the overall tax burden was still way lower for all of the tax brackets when he left as compared to when he took over for Carter.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Oh boy, an economics debate, not my strength so I wish you luck. The American Conservative and the Mises Institute have good and bad things written about him. Russel Kirk, a Libertarian-Conservative author of The Conservative Mind wrote about him.

All I know is
1. That he applied the Laffer Curve for taxation and revenue.
2. He grew government spending, much to the chagrin of 100% supply-siders like Jack Kemp.
3. He refused to do anything during a stock-market crash and it rallied strong and fast because of it.
4. His administration turned away the empiricist social scientists who came out with evidential rebukes of the Great Society, like Thomas Sowell.
5. He appointed Alan Greenspan.
6. He incorrectly got involved in Lebanon but correctly got out of it.
7. He was a fan of FA Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom.
8. He signed an amnesty and fired the air traffic controllers.

Goldni007
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Goldni007

Thanks. I will check those resources.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sarah Palin to Chris Christie: “Real Courage is cutting when you have a surplus – like I did”

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

I saw this at Hot Air first and Allah complained that she didn’t answer the first question but went right into prepared remarks bashing Christie. Heh. Oh, she answered the first question. He asked her if she was inspired by anyone else in the race and she answered it. “Yeah, ME!” Too funny. Loved her fake out with Bill. Whatever set up she has there in Alaska, they seem to have solved the delay problem quite awhile ago. That was a very diplomatic way to get him to stop interrupting her. Of course it’s debatable whether he fell for it. He’s so dense he probably did fall for it. We’ll find out if they suspend her contract in the next couple of weeks. Gingrich and Santorum rarely went on The Factor. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Santorum on it. They both appear on Hannity and Greta much more often.… Read more »

las
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las

She’s got rocks … rocks the size of Alaska. Bill O was like a deer in the headlights. He had no clue what just happened to him.

las
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las

P.P.s… I suspect there are some evil geniuses at FOX who are gaming the rules there. They’ll keep Palin in their system until the very last minute … enough to help her to get her message out. Then the evil geniuses can rest content that their job is done before they pull the plug on the eve of her running.

Regarding Newt and Santorum… Newt is past his due date… I’m unsure if its equivocation… he says the right things at times but reeks of establishment. Something about Santorum is missing. He’s been out of the loop for too long… can’t put my finger on it… but then again, it is only the last three years I’ve been obsessing about you fine people south of the 49th… I’ve still got a steep learning curve.

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

Yeah, from your other comment: I really can’t tell sometimes just how stupid Bill O’Reilly is. He’s a brand of idiot all his own that seems to be totally ego based. He is soooo frigging dumb that it just boggles my mind sometimes what actually does sink in.

As for Newt? I’m actually starting to lean towards him if Palin doesn’t run. I don’t think anyone else is strong enough. He’s right on Islam. He’d destroy Obama in a fair debate (which is unlikely) on any subject. Yeah, he’s Establishment but he’s been tested under fire. Although, he got burned so that’s where I stop. I don’t know. I’m trying to find someone else to support but they all have fatal flaws.

22227
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22227

West does not have flaws.

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

West is needed in Congress. No matter who gets elected President, they won’t get much accomplished without a Republican majority in the House and Senate and strong conservatives like West.

22227
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22227

They will do just fine w/out him. Minus one isn’t going to be of harm.

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

Well, West needs more experience than just being in Congress.

I would never support West for a national office. I’ve stated my reasons here before so I don’t want to go around trashing the guy. But he lost my respect and he’s going to have to earn it back.

Mediaccess
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Mediaccess

Except he’s black. Powell, Obama, Steele – I’m a little burnt on black, as are others. I’d vote for him, but I’d rather Palin be on top of the ticket.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Wow…um…wow…

22227
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22227

I don’t give a damn if the man is PURPLE, he is a LEADER that has the GUTS to save this country.

stillgoing
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stillgoing

Jaynie, what do you think of Cain?

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

I like Cain. The more I see him the more I like him. But, unfortunately, he’s got such a stink of Perot on him that I won’t trust him to not run on a third party until he doesn’t do it. Which means there is no way I can support him this cycle. I want to see what he does. If he does pull a Perot and run on a third party, Obama has re-election in the bag. Hopefully he knows that and won’t do it. Palin and Cain are very much alike. Cain could do so much for the Republican Party because he’s so passionate and inspirational. One of the reasons I support Palin is because she has NOT used her popularity and fame to try to form a third party. She knows that would never work. So I hope Cain proves himself to be more like her than… Read more »

stillgoing
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stillgoing

Jaynie, what do you think of Cain?

Mediaccess
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Mediaccess

I come here for my news first! I’m really happy with this website.

Mediaccess
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Mediaccess

I hope she runs! She’s one smart cookie.

danthebarbarian
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danthebarbarian

The David Asman interview had some very useful information in it. Even though he kept pushing her, Palin refused to express support for Christie and istead said that tea party types are her inspiration. The only tea party contender is Cain (as far as I know). Pawlenty is trying to embrace tea party but I don’t think he’s catching on. I expect she’ll wait to see if Cain can get any traction before announcing. I believe she wants to make sure that tea party is represented in the primary, and she’ll do it if no one else has a shot.

Wodiej61
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Wodiej61

When she makes a criticism she also says “with all due respect.” Brilliant.

Doods
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Doods

Bill looks awful in that particular segment… Ms palin is indeed brilliant.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Even Savage is talking a new respect for Sarah, calling her courageous AND intelligent.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Christie is not the conservative so many people think he is. # His budget passed only after three conservative Republicans were bullied into voting for it and the savings achieved in the budget were done at the expense of new taxes, new fees, federal Stimulus funds and accounting gimmicks; the 2% property tax cap will actually cause taxes to skyrocket; he has yet to propose the “across the board” tax cuts he promised as a candidate; the budget actually INCREASES state expenditures by 6% and the number of staff in the Governor’s office making $100,000 per year increases by ten; # His confrontation with the unions is pure Kabuki theater with nothing accomplished but acrimony; he has yet to lay off a single state employee and his proposed 2011 state worker reduction plan is little more than window dressing; # He has populated his cabinet with notorious liberals while firing… Read more »

hollowpoint
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hollowpoint

So apparently Christie isn’t brave for not buying a time machine and cutting spending before he was governor.

I used to think the charges that she’s stupid were elitist and/or leftist tripe. I was clearly wrong.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Well, it’s easy to cut when you don’t have money.

voted against carter
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voted against carter

SARAH PALIN / (Fill in the Blank) 2012!!!!!!!! Something to consider; Note; this principal ALSO applies to the OLD 
republican establishment (Bush’s, etc) You can tell when the LEFT REALLY IS scared of a Republican by the amount of vitriol their TROLLS spew. The MORE they SPEW,… the MORE terrified they are the of the Republican
being able to beat their Dumb-O-cRAT candidate. Sarah Palin is the PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THIS, as is Michele Bachmann. Sarah Palin SCARES the we-we out of the Leftwing-Nut, Libratard, Progressive, Dumb-O-cRAT Party,… Because,.. Wait for it,… They KNOW Sarah Palin IS electable,… AND IF she runs against barry in 2012,… She WILL CRUSH him with indisputable numbers. (44 or 48 state, LANDSLIDE. Barry will MAYBE get IL & MI plus possibly MA, Hawaii, NY, & CA) So they MUST do EVERYTHING possible to DESTROY her 
AND her supporters BEFORE this becomes too apparent. Unfortunately for… Read more »

Max Friedman
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Max Friedman

Let Christie do his thing, and hopefully do it well. New Jersey needs help and he has the right attitude and guts to do it.

Palin also did well but from a different situation. If both of them succeed, then the people win.

IIf

Nashlaw
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Nashlaw

This woman is incredible. She politely turned O”Reilly upside down and made some good points in spite of his usual interruptions trying to mess up whatever she had to say. BillO is always more anxious to hear his qustions than to hear the guest’s answers.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

“BillO is always more anxious to hear his questions than to hear the guest’s answers.”

ALL THE TIME!! He’s a terrible host/interviewer/whatever.

He doesn’t interview,… he acts like he’s the king and everyone on his show are his subjects that he has summoned for them to give an account to.

I really wish Glenn Beck could stay off his show. I hate the way BO treats Glenn. Glenn doesn’t need BO, BO needs Glenn.

The Wizard of Oz
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The Wizard of Oz

Gotta love when he puts his smug nose in the air and takes a breath before asking something-

He’s [O’reilly] a douche-bag; and although Palin isn’t on my A-list for 2012, I love the way she handled it. She’s much better at interpersonal stuff than she is policy wise. It perfectly explains why she can’t sell her policy knowledge during big interviews, but was still able to hand Biden his arse (even with her limitations during the last election) during the VP debates.

Conrad
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Conrad

It is time for BillO the rhinO to go. Laura Ingraham could fill his shoes nicely. Palin learns quickly. After her stumble with Couric, she has been eating the media up with authentic honesty. Christie seems like a typical politician who will say anything, with no intension of ever following up.

MediaRoom
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MediaRoom

The 2012 elections are a no brainer. Seriously. As long as conservatives keep their eye on the ball – Anyone but Obama.

Go to the polls during the primary and vote for whomever you like. The GOP winner gets my vote. I prefer Palin, but I will vote for whomever wins the ticket.

The point of 2012 is taking America away from the Socialist in Chief. Period. If we’re fortunate enough to elect President Palin, good for us, but do not pitch a fit if your favorite does not win the primary. Sitting home is not an option this time. There’s too much at stake. Keep your eye on the ball. Obama Out.

MediaRoom
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MediaRoom

The 2012 elections are a no brainer. Seriously. As long as conservatives keep their eye on the ball – Anyone but Obama.

Go to the polls during the primary and vote for whomever you like. The GOP winner gets my vote. I prefer Palin, but I will vote for whomever wins the ticket.

The point of 2012 is taking America away from the Socialist in Chief. Period. If we’re fortunate enough to elect President Palin, good for us, but do not pitch a fit if your favorite does not win the primary. Sitting home is not an option this time. There’s too much at stake. Keep your eye on the ball. Obama Out.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Obama OUT and ALL that came with him,… Hillary OUT, Bill Clinton OUT, Joe Biden OUT, Eric Holder OUT, Axelrod OUT, Harry Reid OUT as leader with Republican Senator elections, Oprah OUT, Radical White House Guests OUT, OUT, OUT, OUT,…. ALL OF IT!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

we better get a viable candidate then

Anonymous
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Anonymous

we better get a viable candidate then

Infidelisuous
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Infidelisuous

GOOOH!!!” Get out of our house.” Says it all

Infidelisuous
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Infidelisuous

GOOOH!!!” Get out of our house.” Says it all

Roland
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Roland

so ol’ blood libel sarah wants back in the ring eh? I guess the whole quitter to spend time with her family was either a lie or she quickly remembered that her family and her do not get along.

MediaRoom
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MediaRoom

Go Sarah Go!!!
A good old fashioned Smack Down.
Christie the RINO and O’Reilly the Obama Enabler all in one night!
Love this woman!
Good Job!

Ron
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Ron

Both interviews made me love her the more… She is the only most qualified GOP nominee in 2012. She is really brilliant and smart.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sarah Palin, Our Great Fighter and LEADER, will Fight for All the American People as President 0f USA in 2013.

Zaza69
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Zaza69

I liked the interview with Bill O’Reilly. She pretty much laid the foundational truths that we need to tap in our OWN energy sources and grow the market to come out of the entitlement mentality. She has a point: raise the private sector in resources and bring down government in terms of entitlement benefits. However, Bill O was stuck right there with government, he just kept on bringing the question about raising retirement age. Though, there are cuts and sacrifices that we need to do, I agree with Sarah that we need to stop buying foreign oil, tapping in our resources will keep our dollars flowing in the country and in the short run we will get rid of our debts.

Jim
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Jim

Something’s rotten about Christie. It’s going to come out in time. Think I’m crazy? Well answer this…

Christie has been in office for over a year. He is a media darling despite attacking sacred cows of the left.

Scott Walker, he’s been in office since, what January? And in 1 month has had more bad press than Christie in one year combined.

Have you ever noticed how often Christie is on MSNBC?

Good luck restoring some fiscal sanity in NJ Gov. Christie, I support you on that. But i’ve got a feeling your a huge RINO on just about everything else. There is a reason why the establishment left has been easy on you. I’ve noticed.

Jim
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Jim

Something’s rotten about Christie. It’s going to come out in time. Think I’m crazy? Well answer this…

Christie has been in office for over a year. He is a media darling despite attacking sacred cows of the left.

Scott Walker, he’s been in office since, what January? And in 1 month has had more bad press than Christie in one year combined.

Have you ever noticed how often Christie is on MSNBC?

Good luck restoring some fiscal sanity in NJ Gov. Christie, I support you on that. But i’ve got a feeling your a huge RINO on just about everything else. There is a reason why the establishment left has been easy on you. I’ve noticed.

las
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las

Jim… Bingo… you nailed it.

iwantmycountryback
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iwantmycountryback

Yep … he sure did … I said early on when everyone was saying “Christie for president” that we needed to give him time to see what he was really about. He made good press with the unions early on, but now he “agrees???” with collective bargaining????? He’s definitely not on MY top ten list.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I know. I am suddenly out of love with him.

Wowiwasowned
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Wowiwasowned

Newt just said on Hannity what he would do is what Sarah did to balance her budget, he would freeze hiring and in time you have a 10% turn over or ppl leave their job which saves a lot. Obviously she did more and it’s really common sense if you shrink government and lower taxes and regulations so the private sector/employers can relax and feel safe about their investments and sell their goods they make more money which more ppl feel the same way and they take chances and start business’s which inturn the gov collects more tax money and everyone benefit. People get off welfare because they can have a job instead. The ill will be taken care of but we all will have more choices to take care of everyone. If they open up state lines to sell health ins there would be so many different companies to… Read more »

Joeblow
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Joeblow

I like the gov. In from Alaska but the Aces tax package she spearheaded has made the oil companies stop spending here. With aces and fed tax Alaska now has some of the highest taxes on oil. To the tube of 70% and more.

DisturbingBehavior
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DisturbingBehavior

I actually want to thank you for bringing that up. I never knew anything about it, but I went looking for some info on it.
Although I only read one article on it, a recent one discussing if and how to change the package, it is just nice to learn a bit more about Alaskan politics.
Though, I do notice a common trend, the Alaskan Democrats don’t want much, if any, change. Their love of high taxes and other people’s money is an addiction found everywhere.

las
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las

Wow said, “she’s been vetted over and over again in the last 3 yrs…”

Salient… salient point.

restlesspatriot
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restlesspatriot

LOVE IT! She seems to point out what the pointy-headed elitists always miss: the obvious! I love her.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Great interview with the Gorgeous Governor. Mr. Asman is a journalist & a gentleman, unlike the bumptious, blustering buffoon Bill O.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

God Bless Sarah Palin and Her Family Always….

iwantmycountryback
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iwantmycountryback

Yeah … but the problem with Republicans going at one another during the primaries (or comparable) is that they build up so much animosity towards one another, they don’t get unified and support whomever comes out on top. That, IMO, is yet another reason we fall apart during election cycles. We(they) need to find a way to get past this so we can have a unified front going into the election andnot give anyone any reeason to doubt that we are united.

iwantmycountryback
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iwantmycountryback

Sorry about my typos … I couldn’t see what I was typing midway through ….

PhilipJames
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PhilipJames

Look, who took the first shots at her… did she ever say anything that could even be construed as negative about Christie UNTIL.. he went on a talk show and laughed at her being President and made a snide remark and he has made a few sideways cracks about her since… so, as far as I am concerned, once he took some shots he opened himself to her defending herself and giving it back. Simple… Christie should STFU and not make snide remarks about her.

iwantmycountryback
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iwantmycountryback

I’m not saying I agree with what he said or her reaction. I totally admire Palin and usually almost everything she says and does. I’m talking big picture here and responding particularly to RS saying it sounded like the elections already. Everyone is going to take potshots dudring an election cycle, but my big point is that once the dust settles, we e with the (R) at the end of our names, need to stand UNITED and put the petty BS behind us.

iwantmycountryback
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iwantmycountryback

Once again Scoop, while typing, when I get to the part in the box that the “Post as…” is located, I can’t read what I’m typing. Is it just my computer?

Rshill7
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Rshill7

Try using the down arrow or the enter button a couple of times to expand the box.

Fredddd
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Fredddd

This is why the left wants to politically kill Sarah. Her experience shines the light on their incompetence.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sarah Palin is SO WONDERFUL….

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sarah Palin is VERY CORRECT….New Jersey is just BROKE….

Gatshanson1
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Gatshanson1

Christie is just the latest in a long line of Anyone But Palin candidates. He’s a blowhard and a typical East Coast republican, much like Scott Brown and Mitt Romney. Once Palin rolls out her campaign, she’ll steamroll everyone out there, turning them into mere speedbumps.

Mkw2005
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Mkw2005

LOL

Ron Paul 2012

Ron
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Ron

Why are you inserting Ron Paul in this discussion?

Mkw2005
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Mkw2005

Why because I would never vote for Palin. She is the Obama of the right. She would need more “Czars” than Obama to know what she is doing.

Conrad
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Conrad

Obama needs those Czars so that he can stand in front of the American people lie through has teeth while his Czars carry out his true agenda. Its called being two faced. Palin would lead this country through her voice and her actions.

Mkw2005
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Mkw2005

The brainwashed mass. So what is Palins plan on bringing down the debt?
Because according to her it doesn’t take any courage to make cuts when your broke.
RON PAUL 2012

Mkw2005
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Mkw2005

The brainwashed mass. So what is Palins plan on bringing down the debt?
Because according to her it doesn’t take any courage to make cuts when your broke.
RON PAUL 2012

las
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las

It’s obvious that Christie is getting real old real fast… at least with real Conservatives. How much you wanna bet that the establishment GOP will look to him to revive their chances and save their sagging butts against the Tea Party. They will push real hard for him to throw his hat in the ring for POTUS.

I wonder how long it will take Ann Coulter to give her head a shake and come to her senses. For someone as bright as she is, she somehow fails to see that the game is not played according to establishment rules anymore. Her meme… “don’t dare vote for another McCain” Who the heck does she think Christie is?

What is it with Republicans laying all their chips down for appearances in lieu of substance. I just don’t get it.

22227
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22227

If they supported substance, it would mean they would have to actually WORK and make CHANGES which means they would lose their power and positions in DC. They will get called on their schit. Look how scared Rove and Chuck were over the McDonnell gal, they led the way in her losing. Anyone outside of the old boy, old school network scares the bejesus out of them. That is why I love the power of the Tea Party, status quo has got to go and they are making it happen.

Terry
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Terry

I’m trying to figure out, as looking at FY2008 Authorized and FY2009 Governor’s proposal, that the spending increased between both years, but revenue decreased.
FY2008 revenue – $11.134 billion FY2009 revenue- $10.201 billion.
FY2008 authorization to spend (minus permanent fund) – $7.985 billion.
FY2009 governor’s proposal to spend (minus permanent fund) – $8.345 billion.

If I may ask, how did she cut? The spending went up, from my observation.

Source: http://www.gov.state.ak.us/omb/09_omb/budget/FY09_Fiscal_Summary.pdf

Bob Zee
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Bob Zee

For some odd reason you fail to show the full numbers from before that. Of course revenue and spending will alter somewhat from year to year given the overall economy and strength of the oil industry.

Governor Murkowski’s last budget FY2007: $11,697,400,000
http://gov.state.ak.us/omb/08_OMB/budget/Enacted/FY2008_ConfComm_Less_Vetoes_Fiscal_Summary.pdf
Governor Palin’s latest budget FY2010: $10,570,000,000
http://www.gov.state.ak.us/omb/10_omb/budget/bills/Budget_Press_Release_5-21-09.pdf

Total reduction in spending between 2007 and 2010: a whopping 9.5% or $1,127,400,000

FFY07- Murkowski’s federal requests total: 63 projects @ $349,497,000
FFY10- Governor Palin’s federal requests total: 8 projects @ $69,100,000
That was a gigantic 80% drop in federal requests by the Alaska governor’s office.

FFY2007- Gov. Murkowski 63 projects at $349,497,000
FFY08- Gov. Palin 52 projects at $256,037,000
FFY09- Gov. Palin 31 projects at $195,094,900
FFY10- Gov. Palin: 8 projects @ $69,100,000

http://conservatives4palin.com/2009/06/governor-palins-budgets-pointing-out-the-obvious-that-shes-got-a-stellar-record.html

Terry
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Terry

Thanks for the extra source material.

Tinkertim
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Tinkertim

Sarah Palin, the new Reagan. It would be a shame if we missed the opportunity to elect her as president.

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