Should Palin just "Butt-out" ???

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    Should Sarah Palin 'butt out' of GOP primaries? - The Week

    At least one prominent Republican wishes that Sarah Palin would stop using her superstar status to endorse GOP candidates. Georgia congressman Jack Kingston took Palin to task for getting involved in his state's gubernatorial primary run-off — and pushing a once-fringe candidate, Karen Handel, into a tight second-place finish. "I don't know why [Palin] feels compelled to get into primaries all over the country," Kingston said on a talk radio interview, at one point agreeing that Palin should "butt out" of GOP primaries. "What she is doing is dividing the Republican Party at a time when we don't need to be divided," he said. Does he have a point?
     
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    Most people don't want a politician trying to dictate who should and shouldn't "butt out".
     
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    washingtonpost.com

    It suggests that Ms. Palin's political worldview, if you can call it that, consists mainly of a short checklist of slogan-ready, litmus-test issues on which Mr. Murphy ranks higher in the conservative canon than Mr. Ehrlich does. Opposed to raising taxes? Check! In favor of Second Amendment gun rights? Check! Opposed to abortion? Check! Dislike illegal immigrants? Check!

    To the extent that Republicans follow Ms. Palin down this path, they will find it leads to a very snug tent, just big enough for the hard-core partisans who refuse to deviate from checklist politics for the sake of character, pragmatism or victory. You could call that principled. You could also call it a political strategy so narrow that it amounts to self-marginalization.
     
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    Kingston is a fucking faggot crybaby who belongs with the dems because they are the party that wants to silence Palin, Beck et al
     
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    Ohh I think Palin should stay deeply involved in Republican politics.
    Both on her twitter and facebook pages and even in person!
     
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    When's Kingston going to tell neocon turds like Newt Gingich to butt out, or old coots like Juan McMummy to stick to his own state?
     
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    kind of like CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN

    or "if you want to move forward put the car in D, if you want to go back, but it in R"
     
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    Well, that formula seems to have worked well for democratics (i.e. hopey-changey, make them pay their "fair share", people before profits, human need instead of corporate greed are amongst the favorite lefty boilerplate slogans), so why shouldn't the other team give it a whirl?
     
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    thats catchy....mind if I use it??
     
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    Sorry...I only exchange posts with the Dude
     

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