I'm not going to mince words here...this pi$$es me off big time. Once again the GOP kool-aid drinkers dissing an important figure for the base and tea party.
Fox is reporting the Christie is going to be the Keynote speaker. What a wonderful choice...NOT! I don't like Christie anymore...every since he used George Soros type tactics against Newt. The keynote speaker should be someone that ignites the base and tea party.
Paul Ryan is a solid guy and I like him a lot, but I think the reason we aren't seeing the same level of excitement like we did in 2008 is because of Romney. At least McLame was predictable...we knew what we were getting. Romney is a wild card and he had no problem putting his campaign in the gutter when it came to other GOP candidates.
Give me a break and stop your naïveté,do you believe for a second that if Ronney would ask the Governor to speak that she would not accept, as long as it was in Prime Time
The Governor wants ABO - so of course she would answer the call
The Governor is being disrespected - who has done more since 2008 for the Republican Party result we had a historic 2010 election
Who was the 2008 VP - she is being DISRESPECTED, shame on Romney
He is lucky that the #1 priority is ABO, we have no other option but to vote for Romney.
What has transpired with the RNC and Romneys incompetent people about Governor Palin has been going on since 2008 before the first vote was cast. Now Romney picks Ryan and thinks this will solify the evangelicals and the conservative base. WRONG!!! I was told Palin has about ten million supporters, doesn't that mean anything or are you all to brain dead to realize that??
This is now the Party of Romney, and Sarah is rightfully dubious of Romney's political ideology. Sarah is the only one that has not risked her credibility. Ryan is now captive to the Romney agenda. He will rise and fall with Romney.
I started a RUMOR on a liberal site Mitt was having her come in one night as a "SUPRISE" guest speaker.
I also sent in an email (to everyone in Radio) to bring in that awesome Chick-Fil-A girl who kept her cool with the fool who wanted water at her server window. WHAT a decent person she is and should be rewarded with a walk-on hand in hand with Anne Romney or something.....maybe Palin?
Hey, I can dream can't I? This is still AMERICA at this point, and I can have a dream.
OBOZO has not snuffed me out yet...but if he wins..........
Heck, all she would have to do is show up and wave and he would get $2 million in donations.
Let's just hope he figures this out.
They are having suprise speakers, so my little idea is not impossible.
A RUSE if you will to gin up press and pi$$ off the lib-turds (I am getting more meaner by the day, sorry MSM).
Mitt already got their goats on Friday/Saturday with RYAN pick, maybe he is having some fun messing with the MEDIA?
Here's another way of looking at the situation. What is the major problem facing us as a nation right now? If you said, 'The Economy," you would join a large group of us who believe the same. Regardless of what you think of Romney's abilities in total, I don't think any one of us would say he doesn't know how to grow a business and make money. Add to that formula, Paul Ryan, whose main focus is the deficit and halting the growth of big government. By taking personality out of it, that's an unbeatable combination for solving the immediate crisis.
Maybe that's really what we need right now, to get out of this mess Obama has put us in. Once that accomplishment has at least been started, there will be time down the road to elect another Reagan. The process has already begun. Let's play the hand we're holding and move forward.
"What is the major problem facing us as a nation right now?" I would say ignorance, bigotry and wealth inequality.
It's time to put the Obama crack pipe down. Here's a news flash for you pal, the gravy-train is over.
It's time to go out and get a job and move out of mommy's basement.
The world don't owe you a living boy, and it damn sure is not my job to raise my family AND subsidize your sorry life.
I replied just moments ago to a comment from someone that they would not be voting and for them to keep an open mind. With the Ryan pick and Sarahs statement I was coming around.Just read Sarah would not be speaking at all. These people truly hate teaparty conservatives and Gov.Palin.They can do without my support.
Lots of emotion here on this topic. I believe some of us have stronger feelings about Sarah, than any other Conservative figure on the national stage right now. It certainly shows in most of the comments. Let's just try to make sure the strong feelings we have for Sarah Palin don't keep us from getting rid of Barack Obama this November.
The one glaring difference between Liberals and Conservatives is that Liberals stick together. Even when they don't agree, they still present a united front and use their lap dog media to project it. They would follow a wart hog through a swamp if they thought it would put them ahead of Conservatives and move their agenda forward.
Unlike the Liberals, we Conservatives are a fractured group of people, probably because we tend to think independently. As JRD1 points out, there is the Rockefeller camp, the Reagan camp and to some extent, I would add the Sarah Palin camp. While it may be refreshing to debate one another on the issues and argue about the best direction we should take, we can't lose sight of the goal in the process. The goal is to win against the Liberals and Socialists and Communists who want take away our Freedoms and change America into something unrecognizable. We just can't let them do that. Sarah isn't finished by any means. There will be another chapter to this and Sarah will have a major role in that chapter. Keep the faith.
Two reasons for leaving Gov. Palin out: 1) She'll overshadow and upstage the new ticket, which the corrupt, liberal media would have a field day and 2) Romney needs to keep democrat enthusiasm down, and the mere sight of Sarah at the convention would energize libs like nothing else.
Romney knows conservatives are smart, and the main objective is to get rid of Obama. He made a decision...now he must win the election.
As usual, Gov. Palin handles what many think is a snub, with class and grace.
Does anyone honestly believe that the democrats aren't going to have a field day with her NOT speaking at the convention?
Seriously? Honestly, people, that's probably the weakest argument for keeping her away completely because it shows the division that the GOP establishment is oh-so afraid of.
I agree with you 100%. I can say this though, this just energizes me even more to campaign against the RINO establishment.
When all of these eunuchs couldn't find their spines, Sarah was the one out blasting Obama for what he was and is doing to this country. From the moment she was nominated she had this Marxists' number and came out swinging. The GOP establishment are embarrassing themselves for all to see. I would just like to remind them that there is another election in two years and once again it will be Game On. And the incumbents had better watch their back because we'll be coming for them. Sarah knows we have her back.
And believe me when I say this, it's not Sarah they're snubbing, it's all of us who are supporting her.
Mitt is leaving out a very critical voting group by not including Palin. But, let's remember many were talking brokered convention and those who were like Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and some mention Sarah Palin are not be speakers at the convention. So it seems to me that the thin skinned person in this is the decision- maker, Mitt Romney. Let's remember it wasn't until Texas that Mittens locked up the primaries and he and so may others like Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio were telling everyone else to get out of the race before the process was complete. So in light of that little recent history Mitt knows that many still do not support him so by not having these people speak you eliminated threats. Now those are just the facts. Bigfoot Steve.
Well I will vote for the Republicans....but unless Palin gets to speak, I will not send them a dime.
Mitt is leaving out a very critical voting group not including SP. But, let's remember many were talking brokered convention during the primaries because conservatives were unhappy with the pick and how it was done. Those who were talking brokered conventions were Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and some mention Sarah Palin and now these same people are not speaking at the convention. So it seems to me that the thin skinned person in this is the decision-maker, Mitt Romney himself. Let's remember it wasn't until Texas that Mittens locked up the primaries and he and so may others like Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio were telling everyone else to get out of the race before the process was complete. So in light of that little recent history Mitt knows that many still do not support him and not having these people speak he has eliminated threat. Strategic thinking.
I disagree that this was Palin's choice. Of course if the Romney team required her to submit her speech for their approval or told her she had to give a speech they wrote or gave her a slot after the janitor, I could see her declining to speak just as they hoped she would.
No one is so naive to think that the Romney camp want her anywhere near the Convention let alone on the speakers' list. IMO Romney feels that he no longer needs to pretend what his opinion is regarding Palin because he has been told by his camp that Ryan will bring in the same conservatives Palin would - and Ryan is not the common person he probably thinks Palin is.
I don't understand why people say "it sounds like her" and spin that into Palin initiating taking a pass. Of course a statement Palin puts out is going to sound like her. Do people have so little respect for Palin that they think she'd announce that "those a$$es at the RNC & on the Romney campaign insulted me and blew me off because they think they have all the support they need. I wanted to speak but they made it clear they thought I should STFU and go away?"
My big question is will the media and the GOPe allow Palin to do the job that she sees as her mission, or will they continue to bash her as a way to minimize her influence and/or muddle the issues?
Yes, we can pretend there's party unity until the polls close on November 6. After that, it's war. Sunday's comin' and the GOPe is squarely in the sights of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement.
BTW, do what I do. Every time I get a solicitation from Romney or the RNC, I use the postage-paid return envelope to tell them my money goes to SarahPAC, and then I send her another $10.00. My wife and I get at least five solicitations from them every week, so SarahPAC is reaping what Romney/RNC sows.
Outrage! How arrogant! The Ryan pick had me for about 6 hours and I was ready to donate. The GOP will never get another nickel from me. Good luck Romney/Ryan ticket!
"My mission is to help and not to hurt." - Sarah Palin.
That statement from the heart and her unequivocal support for R&R ticket are sufficient for me. She is a fearless braveheart to fight for the cause of contitutional conservative and a true noble patriot in heart to serve for the love of her country.
No doubt, there're personal feeling of not speaking at RNC convention, from her ardent supporters (and perhaps), herself, but her love for her country and the future of the country is larger than just personal feeling, fame and gain.
So, you've been overlooked? so what?
So what? The purpose of the convention is to unite the party that Romney has so severely fractured during the primary process. This is what conventions are for unity, not coronations.
Uniting the party is what adults do. Romney has proven he is nothing put a childish, frat boy, punk. The same kind of childish, frat boy punks, from both parties that got us in the mess that we are in.
It's a shame, America deserves better.
Palin appears to be the only adult in the room.
I am utterly disappointed as well that Palin will not speak at RNC, but more importantly, Tea Party now has a strong voice in Paul Ryan which is what matters in R&R platform.
NYT - Ryan brings the Tea Party to the ticket.
UT San Diego - Ryan elevates Tea Party to new political height.
My point is Ryan was in the swamp 14 years before the Tea Party even EXISTED, okay. He's not Tea Party. He voted for plenty of Big Bush Government.
Second, Allen West was my congressman. I worked my butt off to get him elected with ZERO help from the gopE. Only to have the gopE yank him the hell out of here with some BS redistricting excuse. When in reality if the gopE was truly on my side, the gopE controlled Florida legislature could have redistricted Wasserman-Socialist out of her seat!
The gopE's motto is "Better a Democrat than someone who is not one of us." So kindly don't feed me any gopE purist propaganda. I know how Lt. Col. West voted and I just got back from helping him win a primary that is not even my district any longer.
I ask you why would the POS gopE allow West to be primaried?
Open you eyes! The gopE is not on your side. Never was and never will be.
Marco Rubio and Florida A/G Pam Bondi were not the establishment candidates in 2010. They were the Tea Party candidates and Romney bought them off.
You dance with the one that brought you.
And the reason we keep losing is because corrupt gopE political consultants are already bashing Paul Ryan just like scum Steve Schmidt-for-brains and Nicole Wallace torpedoed the McCain campaign last time.
Wake up! Politicians and political consultants are not very honorable people. Most of them are missing a gene. If we don't keep them in check they will sell us down the river.
Plenty of us saw what they did to Palin last time and even though I am not in love with Ryan we have his back. We are aware of who his handlers are and the minute the Mittens campaign tries to sell him down the river we are going to be screaming fire!
Idealism in absence of pragmatic reality is extremism. It's realy difficult to meet with, and fit into your strictest model of Tea Party conservative. Allen West, by your standard, when he supported his boss on debt ceiling is also a sellout to GOP establishment? and Marco Rubio is selling out his Tea Party roots because of his curry favor with Hispanic voters and therefore burnish his Tea Party credential? Who is your ideal VP then for 2012 to best charter Tea Party objectives?
Don't take your eye off the ball and realize that the gopE's mission is to co-opt the Tea Party. I am not telling you to not like Ryan but to admit that the gopE is not on your side.
The gopE is pushing just as much propaganda as the left. I know what we have to do now. However, don't allow the gopE to kill the Tea Party is all I am saying.
" Ryan's plan spends MORE on Medicare than Obama. This is quite the shock considering that Ryan's plan is considered to be the most courageous entitlement reform evah! It is ironic that Obama and the Left are painting Ryan as the grim reaper chasing your granny, where instead he is slowing down Medicaid to HELP granny. Oh, you have to love politics - don't you?"
"Selecting someone like Paul Ryan, who is so popular with tea party activists, proves that Mitt Romney is committed to addressing the economic issues that have been troubling our nation for the last four years," Amy Kremer, Tea Party Express.
"Ryan has long been popular with economic conservatives for pushing tea party ideals. Most notably, his House budget proposal aims to reduce the nation's debt and deficit and the balanced budget approach. The controversial $3.5 trillion plan would slash spending and reform Medicare and Medicaid. Ryan has also long been vocal about reducing taxes. Kremer said, “We have been polling our members for the last couple of months, and Paul Ryan, along with Senator Marco Rubio, have had the strongest support from Tea Party Express supporters across the country. Ryan is a strong fiscal conservative, and he has used his Chairmanship of the House Budget Committee to address the serious financial woes facing the country.”
True, Paul Ryan voted with the establishment GOP for the bailout of big banks wih TARP, and also the bailout of the auto industry . But if you are looking for a perfect VP candidate that would fit your strait-jacket definition of a Tea Party conservative, you will be disappointed.
There is nothing Tea Party about Paul Ryan. He has been an establishment member of the GOP swamp for 14 years. The Bush-tards are trying to paint him as Tea Party. Sorry, he was nowhere and backed down on his plan and was Boehner's lapdog.
I have awakened......never thought the GOP could be worse than the Demorats! No one has done more than Gov Palin for the GOP. Now I am waiting to see if anyone stands behind her......where are all the people she has endorsed? What is wrong with these people. I think her Facebook post is the speech for the convention! How does she keep going forward without any acknowledgement? If I were her I would tell them all to go f~CK themselves!
There's a real need for unity here and now. Remember that not only will we conservative be watching the convention intently but also the rest of American, the Democrats, youth, disappointed race voters, liberals.
It is important that we look united and determined.
Internal irritations like failure to showcase our fondest founders, like Palin and Bachmann, should be kept internal. There is no need to allow anyone to thinkj that we are not 100% committed and enthusiastic about Romney Ryan.
After the convention, I pray that Sarah and Michele and Herman, and Perry, Santorum Gingrich are constantly out there speaking.
Now let's get ready to remove the miscreant and his progeny forever.
You're right-we don't know. I know Preibus wanted her there but he does not have full control over the speakers. Gov. Palin did say she was contacted about speaking but they were working out details. Perhaps they wanted too much control over what she said and she nixed it. I am still disappointed because she brings a lot of energy and excitement and the GOP needs it. It would have been great if Gingrich had been asked also. Don't have any idea why but w the slate of speakers they have, I can use the extra sleep.
Without the exciting & inspiring presence & participation of Gov. Sarah Palin at their convention, the Republicans are dead in the water already. They choose to lose.
Wow, quite a heated discussion thread. I think I'll skip this one other than to say I'm disappointed that Sarah won't be speaking and as Scoops says, wait for the facts about who's decision it was before making any judgements.
Sorry Mike Lee but those are the very ignoramusses like yourself that are the roots of America's tragedy and her almost unavoidable downfall.
Romney/Ryan team will be acting like a phony doctor applying the pain relievving drugs to the cancer stricken patient while he absolutely needs the painful operation.
The only leader who has the courage to do so is Sarah Palin.
Unfortunately, she won't be voted in because of morons like you.
Exactly like in Germany in the 1933; There were many phenomenally quallified people to drag that country out the depression, however the German people were so confused, intellectually imploded and morally degraded that no one had any chance against Hitler.
It is almost exactly with America today.
This country has just missed her chance to lift herself from the morass.