Palin defends McCain after he’s censured by the Arizona GOP

posted at 11:21 am on January 28, 2014 by Allahpundit

A lone but prominent dissenting voice from tea-party orthodoxy on Maverick. And an admirable show of loyalty from someone who wasn’t repaid in kind by Team McCain after the 2008 election.

Hopefully Steve Schmidt will be on MSNBC today to react to the last paragraph from this excerpt.

I consider Senator John McCain an American hero and a friend. He fights to remind our President that the federal government’s first priority must be strong defense of our homeland, and, like Congressman Johnson, he fights against big-spending colleagues who don’t prioritize for our military’s needs. Upon the Senator’s shoulders he’s carried part of our message of opposition to today’s “fundamental transformation” of America directly to the problem: President Obama and Harry Reid’s far left agenda.

I appreciate Senator McCain’s steadfastness in demanding truth in the White House’s Benghazi cover-up. Because of his persistence we WILL get that truth, and then more eyes will be open to see how dangerous an Obama-led retreating America is in this volatile world.

It goes without saying we don’t all agree on all political issues. For instance, I shall keep pushing to open ANWR, I oppose letting illegal aliens cut in line and receive American benefits via “immigration reform,” and I oppose any Congressional action that allows President Obama to incur more U.S. debt. During this time of dangerous lawlessness in the executive branch, those who agree on stopping the intended transformation of our country had better unite to fight. So at this time, it’s perplexing to see Senator McCain’s good efforts to uncover the Obama agenda being ignored and perhaps even hindered now by those wanting to censure the Arizona Senator. Despite our differences on some other issues, there is no questioning Senator McCain’s dedication to national security in spite of the White House’s agenda.

We live in a time of diminishing virtues because of societal influence towards total self-centeredness. This is unfortunate and makes raising families, conducting business, and governing that much more challenging. I know how important the virtue of loyalty is because in politics it’s pretty much nonexistent. I stand on that most important virtue and answer those asking today: “Yes, I am proud to have been asked to run with him in 2008, and he is my friend.”

Not the first time she’s gone to bat for McCain when he’s been under fire from the grassroots. She endorsed him for Senate in Arizona in 2010 at a moment when J.D. Hayworth was trying to surf the tea-party wave in the Arizona Senate primary. She gains nothing politically from doing this that I can think of; in fact, follow the comments to her Facebook post and you’ll find endless “why, Sarah, why?!” conservative angst in reply. The irony is, if there’s any big-name Republican who might show disloyalty to the party in a game-changing way in 2016, it’s McCain himself. It’ll be grim fun rubbing his face in this magnanimous statement of unity from his former running mate if/when he does.

Interesting that she’d single out national defense as a key McCain virtue given that he’s been cross-wise with her base on that for awhile now, especially in his almost manic desire to intervene in Syria. Likewise, on Snowden and the NSA, McCain was so incensed by the leaks that he called for a complete rethinking of America’s relationship with Russia after they granted Snowden asylum. Palin, meanwhile, has reserved her NSA-related criticism for Obama and the agency itself, likely realizing that tea partiers are the most anti-NSA demographic group in the United States right now. McCain’s sounded more circumspect recently as the political winds have changed but these are wide chasms between Maverick and the right on national security and yet she’s still willing to go to bat for him on it. Maybe she has no choice, though; maybe that’s what anyone would say about McCain in searching for a way to compliment him. He certainly is … passionate about natsec, whatever the actual merits of his views.

Here’s the guy who spearheaded the movement to censure him. Exit quotation from Maverick: “If anything, it fires me up.”


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On this day in 1973 the Paris Peace Accords were signed. Although controversial, this treaty resulted in the release of our American POWs in Vietnam. Among them was John McCain. Our courageous POWs had endured unimaginable punishment at the hands of enemy captors in their sacrificial service to country. Our appreciation for them cannot be adequately articulated.
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The way SarahCuda words this up about McCain,
and other vets, not much to disagree on!!

canopfor on January 28, 2014 at 8:04 AM

canopfor on January 28, 2014 at 11:23 AM

He fights to remind our President that the federal government’s first priority must be strong defense of our homeland, and, like Congressman Johnson, he fights against big-spending colleagues who don’t prioritize for our military’s needs.

He does???? He IS a big-spender, like his colleagues.

Sarah is delirious…

Pale Rider on January 28, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Here we go.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Look, I like Palin as much as the next person, but I DO NOT understand her rigorous defense of McCain. His staff has excoriated her in the press and he has not done anything in her defense. She should hang him out to dry. He is an idiot who would throw his own mama under the bus, UNLESS his mama happened to be a press friendly Democrat.

melle1228 on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

She’s running….

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

“Yes, I am proud to have been asked to run with him in 2008, and he is my friend.”

Proud to be associate with one of, if not THE, worst presidential cammpaigns of our time? First time I ever saw a candidate basically campaign for the other guy.

Pale Rider on January 28, 2014 at 11:27 AM

She’s running….

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Let’s hope not.

Tater Salad on January 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

I’m disappointed in Sarah here. I think her support for him in 2010 was payment enough for his bringing her to the national stage. And what does his love affair with the Syrian “rebels” have to do with our national defense of the homeland? And didn’t McCain vote “aye” on the recent budget that cuts military benefits?

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

We live in a time of diminishing virtues because of societal influence towards total self-centeredness. This is unfortunate and makes raising families, conducting business, and governing that much more challenging. I know how important the virtue of loyalty is because in politics it’s pretty much nonexistent. I stand on that most important virtue and answer those asking today: “Yes, I am proud to have been asked to run with him in 2008, and he is my friend.”

When friends ask me why I still defend Sarah Palin and still keep the slimmest of hope that she will run for high office some day, it’s sentiments like the one expressed above that are at the heart of it. She is the classiest of acts in a neverending drama that has almost no class. When I comment about Erik Erickson’s self-righteous pieties occasionally linked here, I think of his treatment of Palin – she’s been one of the few bright lights in Conservatism for five years, and even at this site, she’ll get lit up because – gasp! – she’s loyal to guy that brought her to the national stage.

King B on January 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

, I oppose letting illegal aliens cut in line and receive American benefits via “immigration reform,”

And when OReilly didn’t let her get away with simply that, she said no, you can’t deport millions of people and there needs to be a program where they earn their stay.

Marcus on January 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

She’s running….

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

To stay fit…

Murphy9 on January 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

For AZ senate.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Seem weird.

22044 on January 28, 2014 at 11:29 AM

+1 melle

cmsinaz on January 28, 2014 at 11:29 AM

She’s running….

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Just like she was going to in ’12?

She’s dead wrong about McCain. He hasn’t been loyal to her, his constituents, or his party (and frankly, at times his country)…he’s not our friend or hers, and it’s finally time to admit that.

changer1701 on January 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM

She’s running….

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Interesting, my first thought was: this confirms she’s not running …

ShainS on January 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM

She gains nothing politically from doing this that I can think of; in fact, follow the comments to her Facebook post and you’ll find endless “why, Sarah, why?!” conservative angst in reply.

Only in the short term, AP. Long term, she’s telling the Establishment that she’ll be a loyal Republican so they will back her in 2020 or 2024. It’s triangluating between the Tea Party and the Establishment and I do think her policies will be beneficial to the country.

rbj on January 28, 2014 at 11:31 AM

I’ve heard of loyalty, but this is too much.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2014 at 11:31 AM

…he fights against big-spending colleagues who don’t prioritize for our military’s needs.

Pay close attention. That’s a carefully crafted phrase. She doesn’t say that he fights against big spending colleagues. She says he fights against big spending colleages who don’t prioritize for our military’s needs. That’s a huge difference. McCain has never been opposed to big government spending. He just wants to make sure that a nice chunk of it goes to military spending.

Shump on January 28, 2014 at 11:32 AM

She’s running….

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

What’s your theory here? That she’s building a bridge to the Establishment? That seems counter-productive to what makes her so appealing.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM

She’s running….

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Meh, she is, as always, to keep in shape.

I’ve heard of loyalty, but this is too much.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Doing the same thing…same results…love and insanity.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM

I wish she’d stayed out of it…

OmahaConservative on January 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Battered Running mate syndrome.

portlandon on January 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM

I commented on this in the earlier thread on this topic.

She will NEVER say anything negative about him..

..that’s fine…one thing that isn’t fine is this:

Senator McCain, this woman has stood by you, with
a resolve that you can only get from your chummy
azz collegues in the Senate….

..when have you EVER spoken out in defense of this woman???

Take a look at her Senator…you see Integrity.
Take a look at yourself..what do you see?

(you lousy rotten Mother Effer)

ToddPA on January 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM

She’s running….

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

She has always been running. She just knew she couldn’t win in 2012.

Given that she is running, this support of McCain is completely understandable. She is going to need millions of voters who regard themselves as moderates/centrists and have doubts about her. They have been told by the media that she is an ‘extremist.’ It is important for her to come across as levelheaded and politically pragmatic, more in the model of Reagan than Goldwater.

fadetogray on January 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM

She knows who paved the path to her riches.

McCain won re-election the last time paid in full by the AZ and other billionaires. He is best buddies with Soros. All you need to know. Soros is paying for his re-elect, again, while also promoting Hillary’s presidency, which McCain supports.

By implication SP is now in the same cabal, unless she distances herself.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Battered Running mate syndrome.

portlandon on January 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM

So it would seem.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM

This was thoroughly unnecessary, a very dumb move.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM

I commented on this in the earlier thread on this topic.

She will NEVER say anything negative about him..

..that’s fine…one thing that isn’t fine is this:

Senator McCain, this woman has stood by you, with
a resolve that you can only get from your chummy
azz collegues in the Senate….

..when have you EVER spoken out in defense of this woman???

Take a look at her Senator…you see Integrity.
Take a look at yourself..what do you see?

(you lousy rotten Mother Effer)

ToddPA on January 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM

+1

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM

I’m going to reiterate what I said in the headlines. I see this as an attempt to ratchet down the war between the Establishment and the Tea Party. Like it or not, they need each other.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM

She’s not running. She may believe she owes McCain for plucking her out of obscurity, but there is no way she’ll run in 2016 or any time in the future for any national office. It’s just not gonna happen.

gryphon202 on January 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM

What’s your theory here? That she’s building a bridge to the Establishment? That seems counter-productive to what makes her so appealing.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM

If she cannot hold on to the Tea Party people while building bridges to the establishment, then she cannot ever win.

fadetogray on January 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Totally unnecessary and stupid for her to do this.Why arouse suspicion among the group which she would need were she to run again.It’s like the GOP establishment thinking Hispanics will vote Republican if we push amnesty.Sarah-you can’t make nice with the RINOs they hate you and think you are stupid.Maybe they are right.

redware on January 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM

She’s running….

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

AZ Senate?

Bmore on January 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM

I see this as an attempt to ratchet down the war between the Establishment and the Tea Party. Like it or not, they need each other.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Sure they do – the party really needs a crazy coot, in Depends, who calls serious/concerned Americans “wackobirds”. He needs all the defense he can get…from SP of all the TEA party and conservative people in America.

Some of you need to get real.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM

I’m shocked that the Palinistas have not called for Allah’s head yet.

Kermit on January 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM

I’m going to reiterate what I said in the headlines. I see this as an attempt to ratchet down the war between the Establishment and the Tea Party. Like it or not, they need each other.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM

It’ll never happen. The Establishment doesn’t think it needs the Tea Party. They have Hispanics to pander to.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

“Yes, I am proud to have been asked to run with him in 2008, and he is my friend.”

Proud to be associate with one of, if not THE, worst presidential cammpaigns of our time? First time I ever saw a candidate basically campaign for the other guy.

First time I ever saw a candidate remain silent while his campaign staff basically did its best to undermine the candidate’s running mate.

hawkeye54 on January 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM

More like publicly embarrass the weasel who backstabbed you by publicly showing him what loyalty looks like. This was a no-brainer and a slam dunk.

Christien on January 28, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Sarah – what side are you on…..
The Establishment hates you and defending McLame won’t help.

The left has collected McLame’s brain and it is time to let him go
before you get absorbed by the collective.

redguy on January 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM

I commented on this in the earlier thread on this topic.

She will NEVER say anything negative about him..

ToddPA on January 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM

This is totally appropriate. Loyalty is a big deal. She stood by him in his re-elect.

This comment was unnecessary and is gratuitous torture, to her, and to people who see what he was/is/has become, a traitor to his father/grandfather.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM

I’m shocked that the Palinistas have not called for Allah’s head yet.

Kermit on January 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Why? Allahpundit didn’t say anything that isn’t true.

portlandon on January 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Well, they are pretty stupid.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Interesting, my first thought was: this confirms she’s not running …

ShainS on January 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Well, if she ever did, McCain would probably say kinder things about her opponent.

hawkeye54 on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

The Establishment doesn’t think it needs the Tea Party. They have Hispanics to pander to.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

The fools don’t realize that they will have Neither.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

If she cannot hold on to the Tea Party people while building bridges to the establishment, then she cannot ever win.

fadetogray on January 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM

The Establishment will never embrace her, unless she starts capitulating to them. They will only embrace her when they feel they have nothing to fear from her.

And when that happens, she is just another GOPer.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

If I’m willing to forgive Ted Cruz his lapse of judgement in going to Harvard Law, I’m willing to forgive Sarah Palin this particular lack of common sense.

She gains nothing politically from doing this that I can think of;

She has been demonized as some sort of right-wing nutjob. Wouldn’t embracing the guy who attacked Ted Cruz as the Dem rebuttal to his Obamacare filibuster score political points with the “moderates?” She has nothing to lose in being nice to McCain.

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Given that she is running, this support of McCain is completely understandable. She is going to need millions of voters who regard themselves as moderates/centrists and have doubts about her. They have been told by the media that she is an ‘extremist.’ It is important for her to come across as levelheaded and politically pragmatic, more in the model of Reagan than Goldwater.

fadetogray on January 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM

I think you’re setting yourself up for a lot of disappointment, cause there is no indication whatsoever she is running. Beyond that, though, this McCain thing does nothing for her. Moderate voters aren’t going to care that she supported him, and I doubt he’d embrace her anyway. He’s sought to reclaim his Maverick brand and once again curry favor with the Dems/media, and wholeheartedly supporting her and POSSIBLY lending her that moderate cred would not be in HIS best interests.

changer1701 on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

I’m going to reiterate what I said in the headlines. I see this as an attempt to ratchet down the war between the Establishment and the Tea Party. Like it or not, they need each other.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Says who????

The Tea Party will be far stronger than the “establishment” by 2016……
Especially if the “establishment” pushes “immigration reform”….they will be dead.

redguy on January 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Well, they are pretty stupid.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Far be it for me to disagree with you on that point.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

How awful.

Punchenko on January 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

King B on January 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Sucker!!! She’s not going to run for anything. She’s too busy laughing all the way to the bank.

Kermit on January 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM

She has been demonized as some sort of right-wing nutjob. Wouldn’t embracing the guy who attacked Ted Cruz as the Dem rebuttal to his Obamacare filibuster score political points with the “moderates?” She has nothing to lose in being nice to McCain.

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

She knows this cycle is Ted Cruz/Rand Paul, there will be no place for her…..
She would make an awesome Sec. of Energy.

redguy on January 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Something good about the coot…listen to the last line.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM

The fools don’t realize that they will have Neither.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Right you are.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:44 AM

This is called placig hot coals upon someone’s head.

She is playing the game well.

kingsjester on January 28, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I’m shocked that the Palinistas have not called for Allah’s head yet.

Kermit on January 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Naw, Allah’s a RINO and seems to only posts articles questioning Palin’s judgement while ignoring articles lke these…

IRS Harassing Sarah Palin’s Father

http://weaselzippers.us/report-irs-harassing-sarah-palins-father/

Wendy vs. Sarah: A Thought Experiment
Imagine if Wendy Davis got the Palin treatment.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/369566/wendy-vs-sarah-thought-experiment-andrew-stiles#comments

Wendy Davis hits back at Bristol Palin

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/wendy-davis-bristol-palin-102708.html?hp=r7

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:45 AM

A lone but prominent dissenting voice from tea-party orthodoxy on Maverick. And an admirable show of loyalty from someone who wasn’t repaid in kind by Team McCain after the 2008 election.

And who will not be repaid in kind going forward, either.

Love SP, but she’s wrong. McCain accrued honor due to his service, and sympathy as a POW – and he’s utterly squandered it due to his subsequent actions, and now sits with a large deficit in his account.

It is not a lifetime pass that allows one to be a f*ckwitted a$$hat that actively colludes with those who are demonstrably not interested in what is best for the country and not be called out for it. History is replete with military ‘heroes’ whose subsequent actions permanently revoked that status, and earned them new, well-earned derisive monikers, up to and including ‘traitor’.

Midas on January 28, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Except for those who see in black and white, Palin has done the political expedient.

We can’t trust the citizens of Arizona to retire this anachronism, so without compromising her conservative values she maintains a connection we may need after 2016.

I wish she could just tell the old coot to take a hike, but the reality is, we may need his vote on the future.

Palin is garnering political capital.

davidk on January 28, 2014 at 11:21 AM

davidk on January 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM

McCain’s own family have taken digs (Daughter Meghan directly and Wife less directly)at Sarah Palin. Palin’s loyalty runs one way. I think they’re (McCain and his team) all deplorable. Palin and her family were the only bits of class and decency on that 2008 GOP ticket. She became public enemy #1 because the grassroots loved her so much and the establishment GOP hates the conservative grassroots.

Pqlyur1 on January 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:37 AM

As real as I can be. Let’s keep having people sent back to Washington, again and again with huge margins wanting to punch the Tea Party in the nose. All in the name of purity that isn’t going to happen. Nothing proves the reality that the Tea Party is a grass roots organization more than getting defined by the Left and kicked by the Republicans. You fight your way, I’ll fight mine and occasionally we will probably do the same thing.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM

kingsjester on January 28, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Love that old adage. The better half uses it all the time. ; )

Bmore on January 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM

redguy on January 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Nobody hopes more that you are right than I do.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM

You can’t be both loyal to John McCain and a supporter of Ted Cruz. McCain is one of the few things the Democrats have been able to count on as their policy failures become obvious. This is about as bright as her call for a brokered convention and will significantly diminish her influence among conservatives.

Basilsbest on January 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM

I would like to know what happened to the TEA Party?

It started as a revolt to the growth of government in our lives and an attempt to sound the alarm bell on the mounting debt. Now it’s more known for guys wearing crazy sideburns (see Matt Kibbe) and crappy candidates who turn out t be terrible politicians.

The sooner we get back to it’s roots the better.

Tater Salad on January 28, 2014 at 11:47 AM

she’s running? could she win Begich’s senate seat?

gracie on January 28, 2014 at 11:48 AM

McCain meets in AZ, in homes the size of castles, full of the most expensive art on Earth, they plot his course, they pay…the sheeple are fooled, and the wheel turns in AZ and in DC.

AP’s write up is superb, irony upon irony and contradictory stupidity from SP galore…and McVain will crap all over her and hers.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Sucker!!! She’s not going to run for anything. She’s too busy laughing all the way to the bank.

Kermit on January 28, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Did you seriously just call me a name … on … the … Internet. Epic win homie, simply epic.

King B on January 28, 2014 at 11:49 AM

The Establishment will never embrace her, unless she starts capitulating to them. They will only embrace her when they feel they have nothing to fear from her.

And when that happens, she is just another GOPer.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

She doesn’t need them to embrace her. Reagan didn’t need them to embrace him, but he needed them to not fight to defeat him in the general election.

If Sarah was dissing McCain, the guy who picked her as his VP, and then she got the nomination in 2016 against Hillary, that is what would happen. She would get annihilated.

fadetogray on January 28, 2014 at 11:49 AM

If Sarah was dissing McCain, the guy who picked her as his VP, and then she got the nomination in 2016 against Hillary, that is what would happen. She would get annihilated.

fadetogray on January 28, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Dreamland. SP will not run.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:49 AM

The sooner we get back to it’s roots the better.

Tater Salad on January 28, 2014 at 11:47 AM

The problem is that we differ on our “roots”.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

she’s running? could she win Begich’s senate seat?

gracie on January 28, 2014 at 11:48 AM

She’s not running, so the point is moot.

gryphon202 on January 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

She’s running….

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Let’s hope not.

Tater Salad on January 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

I don’t why not, Mayonnaise Boy? She just a bumbling, irrelevant, backwoods quitter.

Should be easy to beat.

davidk on January 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Wonderful

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Cindy Munford/Dire — 2016

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:51 AM

fadetogray on January 28, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Good point. But in the name of purity we cannot have pragmatism.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:51 AM

I’ve heard of loyalty, but this is too much.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Loyalty is one thing but she’s flat-out wrong.

Senator John McCain was an American hero who has over-played his POW card.

He never has seen a country he doesn’t want to bomb the hellout of and put boots on ground.

He is a big-spending big-government establishment Republican.

He’s for unqualified amnesty for the illegals.

He was chosen by Harry Reid to attack Ted Cruz and the call to repeal Obamacare.

Say nice things about McCain at his memorial service if you must but, so long as he is a Senator, let’s temper the praise with the truth.

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Interesting, my first thought was: this confirms she’s not running …

ShainS on January 28, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Well, if she ever did, McCain would probably undoubtedly say kinder things about her opponent.

hawkeye54 on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

IMO

Midas on January 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:51 AM

I hope that isn’t suppose to be an insult because I have surely been in worse company than Dire.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM

The Establishment will never embrace her, unless she starts capitulating to them. They will only embrace her when they feel they have nothing to fear from her.

And when that happens, she is just another GOPer.

Bitter Clinger on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

She would have to capitulate and then some to get any love from the Establishment. They think she is some funny sounding prole woman from Alaska who has absolutely no business in national affairs.

Sarah is a backward rube to them. She didn’t even go to school on the East Coast! The horror! Even Mama Bush, Miss Manners herself (I kid!), chimed in to turn up her nose at Sarah Palin.

It’s a class issue as well as a political one.

Punchenko on January 28, 2014 at 11:54 AM

You know, the big slap in the face will come when he backs Hillary and not Sarah in 2016.

beatcanvas on January 28, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Good luck RINOs – the cemeteries are full of Doles, McVains, Romneys, but you want more of the same, and call us “wackobirds”.

Amnesty, all the way

Bailout of obama’care’

Kids’ future land and opportunities ruined

But…it’s the fault of the TEA party, which SP spearheads, and of the conservatives.

America, you are a miasma, from both sides, the right one more putrefied.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Palin is alright in my book. I do not fault her for demonstrating solidarity with her running mate of 2008.

islandman78 on January 28, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Palin is garnering political capital.

davidk on January 28, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Yes. She’s a very good politician in the classic sense of the term. People forget that. Unfortunately for her, she’s living in an era of human trash in which such classic public virtue means less. Still, I think it will redound to her favor in the long run.

rrpjr on January 28, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Yep. You have conversatons with me from time to time. :)

kingsjester on January 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM

I would vote that ticket.

Bmore on January 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

I hope that isn’t suppose to be an insult because I have surely been in worse company than Dire.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Not at all – good luck!!!

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

She has been demonized as some sort of right-wing nutjob. Wouldn’t embracing the guy who attacked Ted Cruz as the Dem rebuttal to his Obamacare filibuster score political points with the “moderates?” She has nothing to lose in being nice to McCain.

Happy Nomad on January 28, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Au contraire, she has nothing to gain by this.

the_nile on January 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Au contraire, she has nothing to gain by this.

the_nile on January 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

You get it. I don’t think that McCain even appreciates her statement.

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM

And when OReilly didn’t let her get away with simply that, she said no, you can’t deport millions of people and there needs to be a program where they earn their stay.

Marcus on January 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Gee, just like Reagan…that liberal no good Reagan…

The foolish notion that you can ship back or just remove 15-25 million people is just a dream of people who have a difficult problem with math.

BTW, which is better for the economy, the 25 million illegals that are working, or the 25 million in the inner city who are sucking us dry?

Me thinks one should look at the real problem…first secure the border, second cut the entitlements…way down the list is worry about people who show up for work every day for a low wage.

right2bright on January 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Bmore on January 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Be careful, my momma always told me that you are judged by the company you keep. Thank you. From both of us.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

……and what would those roots be if not for a smaller government with less intrusion in our lives and a balanced federal budget?

Tater Salad on January 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Yep. You have conversatons with me from time to time. :)

kingsjester on January 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

She replies to me too, sometimes :)

Thanks for the chuckle, good one :)

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Now I agree with that.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Your Mom is correct. I will keep a low profile. ; )

Bmore on January 28, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Be careful, my momma always told me that you are judged by the company you keep. Thank you. From both of us.

Cindy Munford on January 28, 2014 at 11:57 AM

You be careful too, Cindy. Bmore would not separate from the likes of me either :)

Schadenfreude on January 28, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Seems weird.

22044 on January 28, 2014 at 11:29 AM

I would delight in backstabbing McCain (so to speak), and I’m generally a nice person, lol.

I really don’t know how she doesn’t verbally thwack the old coot down.

(BTW – Nice turn, 22044. There’s a set of keys waiting for you.)

Fallon on January 28, 2014 at 11:59 AM

……and what would those roots be if not for a smaller government with less intrusion in our lives and a balanced federal budget?

Tater Salad on January 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM

And if that were the only three items on the agenda, the only three, than you have a consensus…in fact even the liberals would say that is what they want.

right2bright on January 28, 2014 at 11:59 AM

She’s running….

idesign on January 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

For?

If she doesn’t run for the Senate this year (and each day that looks increasingly less likely), it’s a tacit admission that she is not going to re-enter politics, at least as a candidate anywhere.

Chris of Rights on January 28, 2014 at 11:59 AM

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