Sarah, I love you but I wish you had used your popularity and influence to help Romney early on. "Anybody but Obama" was not exactly a ringing endorsement. Maybe you could have helped get out the 3 million who didn't vote this time, including evangelicals (who apparently didn't vote because he's mormon). Now they're stuck with their equivalent of the anti-christ.
I thought Romney was an excellent candidate, but I wish he had your political instincts, tenacity, and fighting spirit. If he'd continued to fight the way he did in the first debate, there is no question he would have done better. What I'll never understand is that Romney understood that his initial performance catapulted him to the forefront, but he blew the opportunity by holding back afterward. Why not stick with what worked? Everyone respected his strength. But he practically became a doormat after that. Moreover, once people learn the facts about Benghazi they become furious. Had Romney discussed the facts, the election would not have been close.
God gave us a mighty warrior to challenge obama but conservatives did not get behind her. She had 20 years of exemplary, accomplished public service with responsible fiscal policy and limited government. She was also pro life and did not support gay marriage. So she was for what the far right thought was important. And for constitutional conservatives, she supported that agenda too. She also worked w Democrats as Alaska governor and blew the whistle on corruption in her own party so she had that group covered as well. So what was the problem? I believe it was nothing more than her being a woman. Conservatives blew it. Like the fisherman story....we asked for a leader and God sent one. We ignored her and now conservatives are complaining. I call BS on that. It's our own fault. I was a Palin supporter from the time McCain selected her as VP and still am.
Herman Cain says we need a 3rd party. We have enough Tea Party leaders to do it. So let's quit complaining about the GOP and be smart and get behind the people who can help w the change.
In case noone noticed: AR for now is completely RED for the first time since RECONSTRUCTION! The State House and the State Senate are RED and the four CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS are RED!!!! Many people worked very hard here to get the message out and this is good news!
Sorry amjean, not a troll, but you are snarky and deliver underhanded compliments. That's factual from your comments.........Sarah Palin's lack of "excitement and positiveness" you call factual, did not contribute to obama's win no matter how you want to defend her 95% of the time.
Oh, and following her leads " some blindly" is bordering on.......what?
You have just laid the blame for romney's loss/obama's win at her door and you say "no harm,no foul".......that borders on what?
Thank you, Sarah. Out of everything I have heard or read, this is the most comforting where I can now deal with this loss. I have been walking around like a bull and broke down when I read your words. I needed this and now I can move on. God Bless you, girl!
Liberalism/progressivism is 50% of the populations religion, maybe? They see all religions as evil. Oh,no, not Islam.......they are to pc to go that far and they do have to claim tolerance.......Islam, animals, saving the planet (not the children), Priuses, organic foods, and minorities give them a false claim of tolerance and righteousness. All just my opinion, russell.
Twelve million less voted than 2008. Romney, Ryan and the RNC needs to deal with that. In the most important election of our lifetime. Hope they enjoy their victory over Palin.
Oh, boy, GWYPFor you've been reading my thoughts. The GOP elite were in this fight as much to rid themselves of Palin and The TEA conservatives as to oppose obama. And they spent record amounts of money! Only to weaken themselves.
Wow, what a mistake they made. Palin will continue to get stronger as well as the TEA conservatives and without a vengeful thought We will continue the fight for Right.
We will be the USA, never USSA.
Palin always gets the tone right and connects with US, don't ya think?
Thank you, Sarah for your encouraging words and beautiful quote from
Corinthians. It was much needed!
A quick whip 'round the blogosphere shows massive PDS in all threads Palin. The comments at GateWayPundit, RiehlWorldNews, Here, and a certain, banned-topic site seem to have drawn them in like flies. Of course, the usual suspects like Politico and Mediaite start out chock full of PDS from the start.
It's like they are falling over themselves to silence her before she can re-ignite the troops--AGAIN--after a stunning defeat.
To my conservative friends who I may have offended by my psot about Sarah Palin. I am NOT ant-Palin. On the contrary, I respect her and wish her well in her future endeavors. I'd even consider her if she ran in the 2016 presidential elections.
Please understand I am venting becuase I am in a state of confusion and bereftness trying to make sense of the elections last night. And when i see or hear from Palin it's like reopening a wound from the days passed when she said she was not running.
Please forgive me, I meant no hard feelings.
Great encouragement from Sarah Palin.
Here is another great perspective on the election: http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/02/50000-feet-looking-down/
Praise God for Sarah and her words of wisdom. I had written last night I was going to trust the Lord and though it fell short of what I wanted and thought would happen I believe God is in control, His Will prevails and His plan is accomplished. Sarah is right because God is our Source, not govt so we must pick ourselves up by our bootstraps and continue to pursue truth and justice.
Heard a song that I think pertains to this pretty well...actually thought of it before seeing Sarah Palin's post.
It's called "Rise Up" by Matt Maher. If you haven't heard it you should listen to it. Listen to the words.
Thank you for the introduction to Matt Maher, love Rise Up and all his others. Thanks again, NCHokie02. (nc North Carolina?)
I'm sick and tired of hearing about these "unanswered ads" that were directed against Romney. If after three presidential debates, one vice-presidential debate, God knows how many television interviews and who knows how many political ads, the American people STILL did not get a clear idea of who Mitt Romney was, then we really are doomed. The country is just dumber than a box of rocks. Either that, or a conscious decision was made by Americans to vote for Socialism. It was the "free stuff" election and Obama, king of the "free" stuff, won. Heaven knows his spending proved he knew how to throw around the cash and I guess people want more of that. The mere fact that we'll end up just like Greece in four years doesn't seem to bother them, though. But wait until we finally do end up like Greece, with massive unemployment (say in the 20% range), reduced benefits and entitlements, sky-high taxes, no economic growth, and a military that's a global joke. When that day comes, we will be just like Greece, with their food lines and riots and collapsing civil society. Hope the Obama supporters are ready for that.
Liberty, just don't think they'll blame obama for Greece, USA..........he'll explain how another four years will see his plans take off. FDR did it, maybe monarchy is in his future. Can't blame obama supporters, they love everything he stands for..... have to garner some more conservatives for the next election, the proof is in the numbers, IMHO. More have to want liberty and our republic to preserve it.
Blame? Obama has 10 mil less votes this time. Romney had less votes than McCain. I read where a few million Ron Paul voters sat home due to treatment at the convention, and evangelical Christians sat home due to Romney being LSD member... if true, they gave us the worst of "their" two evils. (their point of view). ..
food for thought.
Sarah Palin is right!
As conservatives, we are disheartened and disappointed! However, we can't give up, because if we do, we only need to look at Europe to see our future!
God help us all, we must be united in our goal. Therein ls the challenge
Man, I hate the media for the slander they placed upon this fine ___lady___.
She is *something* isn't she!? (something special)
What's with all the hostility and name calling? Can't you people be civilized? You are starting to remind me of leftists.
I admire Sarah Palin's record in Alaska, thought she was a great VP candidate and have defended her as much as most, except for the worshipers.
However, she needs to take responsibility/blame for her non actions during this campaign. She waited to endorse Romney until the day prior to the election I believe. I realize the Romney campaign "dissed" her
and that was a terrible strategy because I believe she could have brought conservatives, especially conservative christians to the voting
booth. Her commonsense way of communication could have been the bridge
between the mormon candidate and them. However, she kept going on Fox and giving only faint praise for Romney which was noticed by everyone.
She said "anyone but Obama"....fine. However, once the primary was over it was time to get in high gear. Palin never even got out of low gear.
The Romney campaign treated Gingrich extremely poorly, however, he
sucked it up and talked Romney up, giving him a 100% effort.
I am not saying Palin takes huge blame, however, there is a lot of blame
to go around and her part needs to be admitted.
That said, I really believe that the 47% doesn't want their free stuff
to go away and Obama will give them more; the rest are just lazy.
If Palin examined Romney's record as governor, it's commendable if she never heartily endorsed him while still encouraging people to vote against Obama.
I am a conservative Christian who voted Romney/Ryan not for Romney with his record on the unborn and on same-sex so called 'marriage' and Romneycare, but for Ryan and against Obama.
There are some Christians who did not vote for Romney with his record. Very possibly there were some who did not feel they could vote for a Mormon as well. I doubt Sarah would have changed their minds.
There were numerous people in that 47 percent who currently don't/don't pay federal income taxes who voted Romney/Ryan- seniors and disabled people. Romney was wrong to have made the comment and I believe he admitted that.
Please don't miss the point. For conservative republicans and others,
this election was about defeating Obama, defeating the regime that
is ruining our country with socialist/marxist/communist policies.
The only way to do that after the primary, was to elect Romney.
There was no room to nitpick on issues one disagreed with Romney about. The election was that important.
Now we will as a country will pay the price for stupidity by some.
Your first sentence states facts that are in conflict with one another. It equals lukewarm. I use Gingrich's rah, rah, get out
the vote attitude against Palin's so so support. Voters needed inspiration, cheerleading, if you will. A reason to vote for
Romney, against Obama, whatever. Palin failed in that regard.
I don't give a rat's behind what her personal religious views are,
or if she didn't like his 47% comments, or what color his sheets are.
A Christian who desires to follow our Master regards that as our priority. To compromise by endorsing a man with a proven record that he did not highly value life or marriage would be wrong. To ask someone to do something wrong in the sight of God would not have been honored by God.
You obviously can hold your opinion, but it is not based on truth. What has cost this country dearly is America turning her back on God.
Once again, I am stating that the larger objective in defeating
Obama was more important than the differences any christian, jew,
catholic, etc. had with any statement or action Romney had taken.
This election was that important. Some chose to take a moral stand
based on their religious beliefs and it could have cost this country.
This election was not the time. That is my opinion. I am still allowed to have one, right? Just like you have yours?
Nitpicking? Is that what you call what he did as governor in regards to the unborn and homosexual 'marriage'? That is not nitpicking to the Christian. Palin spoke of the importance of defeating Obama. There is no justification for her to compromise Biblical principles with an outright endorsement of Romney. I'm sorry you don't care about Biblical conviction, but that does not alter belief in the truth and a desire by Christians to follow God in their actions.
In encouraging people to vote against Obama, it has to do with Obama being the greater judgement on America of the two top candidates that remained. God's judgement is on our nation for a majority in America's rejection of their Creator. Obama's and Senate Democrats' re-election is a bi-product of that rejection and if their hearts remain the same, consequences on the nation of that rejection of God are sure to follow.
I don't know whether Palin had anything to say about his 47 percent comment. Romney admitted he was wrong to say it and he was right about that.
Man, some people just love trotting out the "worship" BS.
It's like Chris Matthews and his cockroach-line reaction to everything being "racist."
Give it a rest already.
Never mind, K-Bob. I have thought it over and have decided to
self ban. All Palin worshippers are like Obamabots and Mittbots.
Noone is allowed to say anything that is the least bit critical.
You don't want to tolerate my comments and I don't want to tolerate
your "ban dictatorship".
If you are the monitor for this site and not a troll yourself, you are way out of line.
You are warning me? For what? Whether I post on this site or
not is immaterial to my life. I have fun doing it, however, can
just as well post elsewhere.
Has a little power gone to your head? This is ridiculous.
Uh no- not this time. The Republican machine shoved Palin out early. She has no responsibility for this.
Read the post I wrote again and put your thinking cap on. Palin
was on Fox multiple times. She gave Mitt no praise in the beginning, then very faint praise, then turned it up to lukewarm. Never did she endorse him or give a resounding "lets vote for Mitt, he would be great for the country", etc. She purposely held back her endorsement until the day befoe the election. I do not know what those reasons are, however,
her "hesitation", if you will, was noticed and did not help Romney.
You can try and spin it any way you want, however, those are the facts.
Read what I wrote about what Gingrich did in contrast.
I am not upset about it. Quit calling people trolls because they
criticize Palin. What I stated is factual. I defend Palin 95% of the time, however, I deal in reality. I didn't expect her to get out the
pom poms, however, she could have showed more excitement and positiveness as the objective wasn't as much to elect Romney as it was to defeat Obama. I didn't much like Romney either, however, he
was the only way we had to defeat Obama. I would have liked to see 100% from her and I didn't.
Many conservatives follow her lead (some blindly) and it could have made a difference. That is all.
No harm, no foul.
From the primaries to the election the GOPe modus was to get rid of Palin, Ron Paul supporters and the TEA conservatives as much as it was trying to beat obama. They thought they could do it all in one swoop.........oh, no, you can't have your cake and eat it, too. Palin always had a great word for romney/ryan, review all her spots on Fox. You're upset because she wasn't enthusiastic enough for you and you think I'm a worshiper or maybe a Palinbot if I can lay no blame for romney's loss at her door? Wow, you are something else.........surely not a supporter, most likely a troll.
Correct me if I'm wrong friend, but she was not shoved out, she made the decision not to run on Mark Levin?
We don't know the particulars, but something happened to cause her to back away. She was poised to go in: SarahPac was taking in lots of money, the bus tour was getting gobs of earned media, and she was in the news more than any of the already-announced candidates.
Most people point to the Romney machine, which supposedly threatened to go all-out in drumming up the PDS nonsense. I don't know, and I'm just not interested in looking into it. But it wasn't just a simple choice not to run.
Not inexcusable for Sarah as a professing Christian, NH. Did you ever take a closer look at Romney's record on things such as abortion, homosexual marriage, etc.? Voting against Obama was what she encouraged.
Romney's team attacked Palin before the 2008 election was even over. Keven Madden comes to mind. Romney thought he could diss the TeaParty and Sarah Palin and tack to the middle. That was his problem not Palin's. Palin knew that Romney was just another cog in the beltway establishment, and she wanted a real Conservative to represent.
No one gives a crap about "feelings." She was pointedly NOT asked. As in, "please don't mention us."
She honored their request.
You're the one who was complaining that Sarah Palin didn't emmediatly endorse Willard. In the end he received over 2 million less votes than McCain/Palin. He was a bad candidate. Deal with it.
What is this high school?
We're talking about the future of the country here and you're worried about sarah's feelings being hurt!