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    Republicans Disinvite Palin to Major Fundraiser

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    By Chad Pergram

    FOXNews.com

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009

    Sarah Palin is out and Newt Gingrich is in.

    Congressional Republicans decided Tuesday to ditch the former GOP vice presidential nominee in favor of the former House speaker for the critical House-Senate fundraising dinner in June 8 in Washington. It's the marquee Republican event to raise money for GOP House and Senate candidates.

    Just weeks ago, the House and Senate Republican campaign committees were giddy at securing the telegenic Palin for the dinner. But then things grew murky. At the time, the Alaska governor's office told FOX News that Palin was still considering the invitation and had not yet made a decision. Meantime, spokespersons for the committees insisted that Palin was scheduled and it was just a misunderstanding between the Alaska governor's office and Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC, that accepted the invite.

    Sources familiar with the Palin snub fumed about how the governor handled this.

    "She was a disaster," one Republican source told FOX News. "We had confirmation."

    As for inviting Gingrich, National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Ken Spain said the GOP "decided to go in another direction."

    "Speaker Gingrich is a leader," Spain added.

    Another source familiar with the invitation indicated that the campaign committees were so incensed with Palin that they did not even bother to officially notify her that they rescinded the invitation.

    Multiple efforts to reach Palin's staff in Alaska for comment were unsuccessful.

    The decision to book Gingrich instead of Palin seems to be indicative of growing discontent in the party with the Alaska governor and her potential ability to lead the GOP. And it's the latest in a series of gaffes that have plagued her since the November.
    So is it fair to say that Sarah Palin is officially dead yet? Or is this just another death throe?
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    Re: Republicans Disinvite Palin to Major Fundraiser

    Is it fair to say that the GOP is officially dead yet?

    If the best they have is Palin, Newt, Jindal and Limbaugh....things aren't looking so good.
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    Re: Republicans Disinvite Palin to Major Fundraiser

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Article is here.


    So is it fair to say that Sarah Palin is officially dead yet? Or is this just another death throe?
    Palin's not a suitable candidate for president. I just watched the following speech by Newt:

    YouTube - Newt Gingrich Speech at 2009 CPAC

    I find his world view somewhat startling. On foreign policy, he represents a horrible combination for a president: militancy and lack of military experience.
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    Re: Republicans Disinvite Palin to Major Fundraiser

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    Palin's not a suitable candidate for president. I just watched the following speech by Newt:

    YouTube - Newt Gingrich Speech at 2009 CPAC

    I find his world view somewhat startling. On foreign policy, he represents a horrible combination for a president: militancy and lack of military experience.
    Sweet mother of God...they were bringing him in with "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Seriously, this is not a good image for the CPAC/GOP. Out of touch cornballs.

    EDIT: Watching that thing makes me hope the GOP realizes just how filled with hot air he really is. Who is he talking to here? Liberals? Because all he's doing in this speech is rambling about how bad the Dems are and not even bothering to talk about what the Republicans are going to do better. Oh and he's bashing George W. Bush. Talking about how bad the Bush administration was. In fact all he seems to say is "let's talk about it." Just fairly ambiguous references to ideas they have but no real explanation of how they would implement them. How is this any different than the past? How is this any indication of the GOP's plan for fixing problems?

    Blah blah blah.
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    Re: Republicans Disinvite Palin to Major Fundraiser

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Sweet mother of God...they were bringing him in with "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Seriously, this is not a good image for the CPAC/GOP. Out of touch cornballs.
    They should have used "I kissed a girl" by Katie Perry.
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    Re: Republicans Disinvite Palin to Major Fundraiser

    Neo-Conservatism has yet to be eradicated by the Republicans.

    The same reasons not to vote for them.
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    Re: Republicans Disinvite Palin to Major Fundraiser

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Neo-Conservatism has yet to be eradicated by the Republicans.

    The same reasons not to vote for them.
    It might be the neocons in the US government that prevent the transnationalists from ushering in a One World Government. They have a niche until the libertarian movement picks up.

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    Re: Republicans Disinvite Palin to Major Fundraiser

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    It might be the neocons in the US government that prevent the transnationalists from ushering in a One World Government. They have a niche until the libertarian movement picks up.
    I'm not sure of that, the neocon types are overly religious and favor big government policies.

    I'm not really fond of them. Goldwater 4vr!
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    Re: Republicans Disinvite Palin to Major Fundraiser

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm not sure of that, the neocon types are overly religious and favor big government policies.

    I'm not really fond of them. Goldwater 4vr!
    I don't think neoconservatism has anything to do with religion. When Bush spoke of "compassionate conservatism" you can pretty much think of that as a synonym for neoconservatism. The only issue I can think of that Bush pushed which is definitively linked to religion is the gay marriage issue.

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    Re: Republicans Disinvite Palin to Major Fundraiser

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    I don't think neoconservatism has anything to do with religion. When Bush spoke of "compassionate conservatism" you can pretty much think of that as a synonym for neoconservatism. The only issue I can think of that Bush pushed which is definitively linked to religion is the gay marriage issue.
    I would personally like to see politicians remove their religions from the public spotlight.

    They use it to influence voters way to much in the south and they deal with the crappy Republicans because they are Christians.

    Georgia Republicans are nearly as bad as Democrats.
    Grow government, spend, spend.
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