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Posts Tagged ‘GOP’

Ben Sasse and Pete Ricketts win their Nebraska primaries

Posted by Dr. Fay on May 14, 2014

Both of the GOP candidates Governor Palin campaigned for in Nebraska won their respective primaries yesterday.  Congratulations to Ben Sasse and Pete Ricketts.  Well done!


Tea Party-backed candidate Sasse wins GOP Senate primary in Nebraska

Read more.


Pete Ricketts is pictured. | AP Photo



Ricketts wins tight Nebraska GOP race for governor

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 11:38 pm | Updated: 11:49 pm, Tue May 13, 2014.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Wealthy Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts prevailed in a tightly contested Republican race for Nebraska governor on Tuesday, defeating the state’s longtime attorney general and four other contenders who sought to replace Gov. Dave Heineman.

Ricketts, 49, held a small lead over Bruning throughout the night.

Ricketts will be a heavy favorite in the November general election against Democrat Chuck Hassebrook, as Republicans have held the Nebraska governor’s office since 1999.

A former executive of TD Ameritrade, the online brokerage founded by his father, Ricketts won endorsements from some leading conservatives including Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Ricketts also is a member of the board of the Chicago Cubs, the professional baseball team his family bought in 2009.

But his path to the nomination turned rocky in recent weeks, as he sparred with Bruning over negative television ads.

In his victory speech, Ricketts said he would make good on his promises to cut taxes in Nebraska.

“This is just the first step,” he said. “We are now on a journey that is going to take us to November. This is no time to let up. This has just begun, and we’ve got a lot of work left to do.”

Read more and watch news video here.

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FOX Cancels Palin’s Appearances for Tonight

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 29, 2012

Just tweeted by Sarah Palin:

I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the…

Posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page:

I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure
wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John
McCain’s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect
on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight.
Granted, our honored and esteemed war hero has gone through much more
than the liberal media can ever do to him in their efforts to harm this
patriot. I look forward to hearing his words to his fellow Americans
tonight more than any of the other convention speeches. God bless John
McCain. Thank you for everything. And happy birthday, my friend.

– Sarah Palin

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Steele says Sarah Palin’s absence a ‘mistake’

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 28, 2012



From Politico:

Michael Steele said Tuesday it’s a “mistake” that Sarah Palin doesn’t have a role at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

“I think it was a little bit of a mistake not to have Sarah Palin here,” the former Republican National Committee chairman said on MSNBC. “I
think she brings a level of energy and excitement that’s going to be important going forward into the general campaign… She’s the vice presidential nominee from 2008. Extend the invitation, give her a moment
to speak to the delegation, to the candidate and [their] families.”  More

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Palin’s Segment with Mark Levin

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 28, 2012

Governor Sarah Palin was a guest on tonight’s Mark Levin Show where she expressed her opinion on the machine’s (RNC) power grab in Tampa today to consolidate power at the national level and take away power from the states.  Palin likened the power grab to to a thump on the conservative grassroots activists.

“Stiffen our spine individually and others around us will do the same and  it will be the unity we need”.

h/t SarahNet

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Governor Palin on Hannity Tonight!

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 27, 2012


Governor Sarah Palin will appear on the FOX News Channel tonight with Sean Hannity at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

From Hannity’s website:

Sean is live from Tampa! Sen. Rand Paul, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Sen. Rob Portman and Sarah Palin talk Romney-Ryan ticket, GOP convention and more tonight on ‘Hannity’

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Sarah Palin Appreciation Week

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 27, 2012

Click on photo to view slideshow. 

SPIB is joining other Palin blogs this week in celebrating Governor Palin’s accomplishments over the 4 years since she emerged on the national scene as Senator John McCain’s vice presidential running mate. Sarah Palin Appreciation Week was the brain child of Jackie Siciliano, and the rest of us at SPIB are happy to participate in this project. We will be posting videos from and flashback articles about some of Governor Palin’s best speeches and most prominent moments. We would have loved it if Governor Palin had been a featured speaker this week at the RNC or, better yet, the Presidential nominee, but now we’re holding out for 2016. We hope to be able to call her Madame President at some point in the future when she decides it is the right time for her to run for office.



Flashback articles posted during Sarah Palin Appreciation Week (oldest at bottom):

Sarah Palin to Obama: “Mr. President, Game On!”

McCain/Palin Led Obama/Biden 1 Week Post-Convention: The Challenge For Romney/Ryan

Palin: CPAC 2012 Keynote Speech

Governor Palin Wowed the Crowds at CPAC 2012

Sarah Palin’s Reagan 100 speech: ‘Choosing the Stars’

Palin’s Celebration of Life, “Mama Grizzly” Speech

Palin Laid Out a 5-Point Plan to Restore America’s Economy in her Indianola, Iowa Speech

Sarah Palin’s RNC Speech Drew 37.2 Million Viewers to Joe Biden’s 24 million and Paul Ryan’s 21.9 million

Palin’s RNC VP Acceptance Speech

One Man’s Reflections About August 29, 2008

Triple Anniversary for Palins and McCain Today

Palin: Introduced as McCain’s Running Mate in 2008 (video)

Second Anniversary of Restoring Honor Rally Today

Fred Barnes: The Most Popular Governor

Flashback 2008: The Joan of Arc of Alaska Politics

Palin: Inaugural Speech as Alaska’s Governor

Flasback 2008: America: Meet Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin Appreciation Week


Palin Events During the Week of the 2012 RNC Convention (oldest at bottom):

Gov. Palin: Support Our Troops and Pray for Their Safe Return

Sarah Palin Talks to Kelly, Cavuto, and Hannity on Day 3 of the GOP Convention (Videos)

Ted Cruz Credits Sarah Palin Endorsement As “Game-Changing”

Palin: Bongino for US Senate

FOX Cancels Palin’s Appearances for Tonight

Palin-Endorsed Candidates Gosar and Flake Win Respective Arizona Primaries

Governor Palin discusses Tuesday’s RNC convention speeches with Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier

Steele says Sarah Palin’s absence a ‘mistake’

Palin’s Segment with Mark Levin

Gov. Palin: Direct attack on grassroots activists by GOPe must be rejected

The Most Stunningly Beautiful Photo Of Palin At Arizona Rally: Inner and Outer Grace

Palin Interview On Hannity From Arizona Rally For Adams

First Video Report On Palin Rally From Arizona TV “Thousands In Attendance”

First Media Report From Palin Rally In Arizona With Photos

Photos Of Palin Campaigning For Adams In Arizona: Standing Room Only

Governor Palin on Hannity Tonight!

Governor Palin Campaigning for Kirk Adams in Arizona This Afternoon


See also:

Video:  Governor Palin’s Tribute to the Troops at Colorado Christian University – May 2 2011


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Greta: Palin has had the greatest influence on GOP primary results

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 7, 2012


Greta van Susteren had  this to say on her blog yesterday:

In the past few months, Governor Sarah Palin has had enormous success getting long shot candidates the nominations in their party.  No one has come close to influencing primaries as much as she has.  In major races, her endorsements have been credited with making the difference between who wins and who does not.  Here are some samples: Ted Cruz (Texas), Deb Fisher (Nebraska), Richard Mourdock (Indiana) and she was credited with having an influence on Senator Orrin Hatch winning a hotly contested primary in Utah.   She has just thrown her weight behind Sarah Steelman in Missouri…and people are now watching that race.

Ask yourself, does any single person in the Republican Party wield such influence with the Republican voters?  Perhaps Governor Romney and the RNC better give her a prominent speaking role at the convention?  

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Laura Ingraham and Newt Gingrich: Governor Palin Must Receive Invite to speak at Convention

Posted by Adrienne Ross on July 17, 2012

By Adrienne Ross –

It’s good to hear from other voices in the conservative movement who recognize that Governor Palin should be a speaker at the Republican National Convention. Laura Ingraham took to Twitter to express her views and even quoted former presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, who agrees:

Via Steve Flesher, here are images of those tweets:

Here’s the audio of Laura Ingraham’s conversation with Gingrich on her radio show:

(h/t Steve Flesher and Stacy Drake)

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Mark Levin Rips GOP Establishment & Credits Sarah Palin

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on April 26, 2012

Mark Levin rips into National Review Online, the GOP establishment (Bush team) and the current meme that Governor Sarah Palin was not properly vetted in 2008. Levin correctly states that “many of us voted for him (John McCain) because of her”.

“But not for her, John McCain would have been a bigger loser than he turned out to be.  The only energy in that campaign was the result of Sarah Palin.”

H/T SarahNetToo

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What if…?

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on March 30, 2012

Acknowledgingthecrowd_searchlightIn all honesty, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of just how different this GOP primary season would have been with Sarah Palin in the mix.  Timothy Stanley, an Oxford University historian, correctly (in my opinion) lays out what this presidential campaign season might have looked like had Governor Sarah Palin declared her candidacy.


From CNN:

(CNN) — The Republican presidential primary hasn’t exactly overflowed with talent. In December, it was a roll call of the undesirable Right: Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Paul, Perry, Huntsman and Bachmann — a list so long and bizarre that Count Dracula could have slipped in on the end and no one would have noticed. Except, as the citizens of Chicago will tell you, the dead always vote Democrat.

Now, we’re down to a final three, discounting Ron Paul, who, I’m guessing, is only staying in the race to collect air miles. Although the talent pool has shrunk, it has gotten no deeper. As Mitt Romney suffers defeat after defeat at the hands of Rick Santorum, whose chances of winning this thing aren’t high, his negatives mount up, and the president looks stronger by the day. The Republican Party is divided and in danger of becoming out of touch.

It didn’t have to be this way. If Sarah Palin had entered the contest, I’d hypothesize two alternative realities. One, she’d have the nomination sewn up by now. Two, she’d be running even in the polls with the president.

What have proved to be problems for the top three candidates wouldn’t have been problems for Palin. For starters, she has none of Newt Gingrich’s intellectual hubris. There’s no way Palin would have promised to put a mine on the moon or suggest arresting judges who make decisions that are too liberal. Her conservatism is far more domestic and down-to-Earth.  More

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