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Sarah Palin will rally for tea party activists in Harry Reid's home town

Updated 8:14 p.m.
By Philip Rucker
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will headline a "tea party" rally next month in Searchlight, Nev., the home town of embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), tea party movement organizers said.

Palin, who is delivering the keynote address at the National Tea Party Convention this weekend in Nashville, is stepping up her campaign activities for conservative activist groups this spring. The March 27 Nevada event will kick off the Tea Party Express's 42-city bus tour, which will end April 15 with what organizers are billing as a major march on Washington. In addition to the Searchlight rally, Palin will headline a tour stop in Boston on April 14, said Mark Williams, chairman of Tea Party Express.

Reid responded to Palin in a statement to The Post: "Make sure you stop by the Nugget for a ten-cent cup of coffee with free refills -- and make sure to say 'Hi' to Verlie."

By beginning the tour in Searchlight, Reid's rural home town 60 miles from Las Vegas, the grassroots tea party movement is going straight at the heart of Reid's scrappy up-from-the-bootstraps narrative. The move is part of a wave of conservative efforts to oust the top Senate Democrat, who is up for reelection in November.

"We're going to prepare a new home for him back there on the old farm," Williams, who also is a radio talk show host, said in an interview Tuesday.

A senior aide to Reid criticized Williams for misunderstanding Nevada's topography. "Someone should let Mr. Williams know that there are not a lot of farms in the middle of the desert in Searchlight," the aide said.

Palin is being paid a reported $100,000 for speaking at the Nashville convention, which has drawn criticism from leaders inside and outside the tea party movement. But Williams said Palin will not be paid speaking fees for her appearances in Searchlight and Boston.

"This is her coming along for political purposes," Williams said. "She's going to help us do what we do, which is the guerilla gathering of free media. This is politics."

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As one poster commented the posts here are infantile, as aN independent I chose who I vote for on what they stand for and their character, their manners, so far I'm sorry to say the posts from the progressives are obnoxious, insulting, and in some cases disgusting.
If you think like this then you are in no way representitive of most Americans, your driving those who you need most(Independents) away from your party, why would anyone want to vote for a party who's adherents mental age seems to have stopped the day they went to college and never matured beyond that.
Do yourselves a favor, if you wish to regain what you have lost, show some class, some decorum or you'll find yourselves in the minority again...

Posted by: remotemedic | February 7, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Losthorizon10 commented
I see fat, ignorant, scared white people.

Does that include liberal and democrat party white people, or are they some how 'black or brown'

Yeah we 'Whites' are the racists....

You dumb a**

Posted by: remotemedic | February 7, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

It amazing how arroganct and immature the liberal commentators are on here, as if they and the chosen one have the answer to every thing. Obama last year arrogantly called all you Washingtonians wusses because of a little ice and now you have a blizzard.
Yep a blizzard alright, a blizzard of democratic greed, corruption, lies, deceit, arrogance and condecension, but don't worry the people will answer with a BLIZZARD of votes to throw these bums out of office in the Mid Terms....
Say good bye demon-crats, you had your chance and you and your Mafiso Chicago Godfather blew it, yep blew it big time...
So off you go back to your books, the liberal leftwing dogma guides on how to think, reread them and come back with the same answers,
Definition of a Demon-crat,
A person who on the surface is well educated, intellectual,but makes a mistake then repeats that same mistake expecting to get a different result.
So you will never learn, of course you know everything there is to know so you don't need to right?
Well here's some news, people actually belive in something other than your Dogma, and they may not have your high brow education but they have something you all sadly lack.... COMMON SENSE, and all they really need to read to figure it all out is
THE CONSTITUTION STUPID.

Posted by: remotemedic | February 7, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I have never seen such a bunch of rude, crude supposedly educated jerks in my life as I have on this post. Sarah must scare the progressive ship high in transit out of you. I think you will be stunned at the turn out waiting to meet her. Be expecting the gop to take your dem seat and maybe your jobs will come back to Nevada. Just a redneck from Wisconsin, one of the most liberal states in the union. Palin has my vote.

Posted by: MFIREBRAND1YAHOOCOM | February 6, 2010 1:37 AM | Report abuse

I cannot help but notice that those who use the term 'Teabaggers" as a vulgar, derogatory reference to those who voluntarily attended "Tea Party" rallies, unwittingly expose what it is they use for dental floss. "If you lay down with ..., you'll get up with ... ."

Posted by: Myron_J_Poltroonian | February 5, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

sarah palin, are you honestly serious?
what a sad pathetic joke. she is a great fit for "FOX" broadcasting. this country is just so hopeless. when and where did we go soooooo wrong.

you honestly expect sarah palin to represent issues for the american people?
you would and will PAY for the privlege to listen to this "woman". god help us all!!
truly there is no bottom.
FOX broadcasting is only a divisive instrument to keep the sheeple fighting amongst themselves.

PLEASE WAKE UP PEOPLE
TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!!!

Posted by: debreasystems | February 4, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Sarah could do a nude cover for men's magazine and get elected to the senate in Massachusetts. She probably already has the pickup truck.

Posted by: rrwickett | February 4, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

One thing, at least, seems to be true,
Namely, that there's a new gal on the block
Who isn't exactly a Margaret Thatcher
But she sure makes the neighborhood rock.

Posted by: Gonzage1 | February 3, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

You're all fixating on Palin's education, and ignoring her other accomplishments. Sorry, but stupid people with no backing or money don't take on their party establishment and become Governor of their state.

As it happens, Palin ultimately got her degree from the University of Idaho, which US News considers "selective". And since when did college education become the absolute measure of someone's intelligence or ability? Is our potential frozen at age 22? Is the only kind of important achievement academic achievement? Harry Truman was a great president, and he never made it past high school.

Five colleges is unusual, but it isn't necessarily a sign of stupidity. It's not strange that a girl from Alaska would leap at the chance to go to the State U in Hawaii--or that she'd be disappointed that it was in the rainy part of the island. So, somehow, she and her parents managed one term at a private college in a sunnier spot. Then she came home, and made up for the extra expense by getting some cheap credits at the local community college, for one semester. Then she finished up in Idaho--first at a smaller state college,and then at the flagship University of Idaho. I don't know why she transferred between Idaho schools. Maybe the smaller one was cheaper, maybe it was too confining--but the fact that she was able to transfer from the smaller school to the flagship U makes it clear that she was doing well, and didn't transfer because she had to.

And Alex--degrees in "journalism" are such a joke that they are offered by Brown, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, MIT, Stanford,Pomona, Tufts, Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve, BU, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, UCLA, UCBerkely, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Still sneering?

Posted by: Burke7 | February 3, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

"koolkat_1960 LOL! You're as open and transparent as our President. Your answer was what I expected though. All hat, no cattle.

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 3, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse"

Wow, you're really stupid. Why don't you go first and post yours, ok? LOL All hat no cattle. Wow, how original and that will surely get me to post any personal information.

Could you be any dumber? Only the biggest idiots on the planet would either post personal information or expect anyone else to do so? Congratulations on being in a select group of idiots!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 3, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

koolkat_1960 LOL! You're as open and transparent as our President. Your answer was what I expected though. All hat, no cattle.

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 3, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

booboo, unlike some rightwingnuts on here such as jaked, I don't discuss my personal educational achievements. And I'm not a public figure like Sarah Palin, so my resume is not pertinent to the discussion.

Rest assured, though, that I would not mock Palin's education were not mine infinitely superior.

In fact, let me extend my mocking to anyone who is in the least bit impressed with her education. It's extremely unimpressive.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 3, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps koolcat_1960 can enlighten us with her most certainly highly prestigious resume so that we can marvel at it's quality.

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 3, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is not as popular with republicans as you all may think. I know a few who have said they would never vote for her, she has taught little girls everywhere that it is ok to quit your job if it gets too tough and that it is ok to have a baby out of wedlock as long as you don't have sex again until you find a man willing to marry you and raise your child.Some role model she is.

Posted by: 1listener | February 3, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

"Quite a few Obamaniacs have commented upon the fact that Sarah Palin took five years to graduate from university. What they are unaware of, or choose to ignore, is that she paid for her own education; she did not rely upon her parents to put her through university. Thus, when funds were low, she took a semester off, and worked in order to have the money to pay for the next semester. I wonder how many of her detractors did the same."

You've completely missed the point, numbnutz. Many people take five years to graduate from college -- I've not seen any criticism of that. And many people put themselves through college -- sorry, but that's not impressive at all. But few if any people wander from mediocre school to mediocre school -- five in all -- before scratching out a degree from one. Not one of the schools she attended has anything approaching competitive admissions. Send in a check and you get in.

So yes, her college "education" is worthy of mocking. It's a joke.

BTW, I see you used the expressions "graduated from university" and "put her through university." You're not even an American, so what are you doing here? Mind your own business.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 3, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

boobo, want some cheese with that whine? You're pathetic. You might want to try the message boards at www.nickjr.com, although those seven-year-olds might be too much for you to handle, wussbag.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 3, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Quite a few Obamaniacs have commented upon the fact that Sarah Palin took five years to graduate from university. What they are unaware of, or choose to ignore, is that she paid for her own education; she did not rely upon her parents to put her through university. Thus, when funds were low, she took a semester off, and worked in order to have the money to pay for the next semester. I wonder how many of her detractors did the same.

Posted by: dahutchinson | February 3, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

A whole string of comments that violate the Post's comments policy. They include:

# is libelous or defamatory
# is obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit
# degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or other classification
# is predatory, hateful, or intended to intimidate or harass

Hate speech is an ugly thing. Especially from "tolerant progressives".

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 3, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

You bethcha!
The tea bagger convention will probably be covered by Fox news, who did broadcast the President's meeting with Republicans, as John Stewart says, "because it is off of their message."

All I can say is,
Palin 2012

Posted by: chucky-el | February 3, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

fr burke7:

>...A strong, independent woman who works her way through college...

Um, "strong, independent (sic)" women DON'T have to work their way through FIVE colleges in four years just to get a degree in "journalism". Your bff ice queen needs to quit running around yapping as if she knows what she's blabbering about, and grow UP.

Posted by: Alex511 | February 3, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I am sure she had to do some professor lets say a favor to pass finally 5 collegs in 4 years smacks of an idiot and she is

Posted by: lildg54 | February 3, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I got a tea bag for Palin. two actually. and for Bristol... much much more.

Posted by: ukangitmynutz | February 3, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

LMAO!
Do any of these people know what teabagging is????
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

So suitable!

Posted by: phorse | February 3, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

They are just stupid fat rednecks who have no BRAINS all poop

Posted by: lildg54 | February 3, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

fr burke7:

>...A strong, independent woman who works her way through college...

Um, "strong, independent (sic)" women DON'T have to work their way through FIVE colleges in four years just to get a degree in "journalism". Your bff ice queen needs to quit running around yapping as if she knows what she's blabbering about, and grow UP.

Posted by: Alex511 | February 3, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

fr burke7:

>...A strong, independent woman who works her way through college...

Um, "strong, independent (sic)" women DON'T have to work their way through FIVE colleges in four years just to get a degree in "journalism". Your bff ice queen needs to quit running around yapping as if she knows what she's blabbering about, and grow UP.

Posted by: Alex511 | February 3, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Dem, but if I was giving good advice to the GOP - the top of the list would be "CUT PALIN LOOSE"..."MAKE HER NOT WELCOME".

(1) She is NOT helping GOP win congressional elections - case in point the special election for NY house seat last fall. She was key in splitting the GOP votes - result was the Dems took a house seat that was GOP for 100 years.

(2) She will NEVER be President. By keeping her name in that race, you are delaying and distracting your party from the selection process for a serious WH candidate.

(3) Palin is taking the GOP away from its future - not towards it. Does ANYONE really think that any possible GOP future lies with senile teabaggers or wing-nut birthers? Those avenues will NOT lead to good leadership or any realistic hope of governing in America.

I currently see not signs that GOP leadership is ready to decidedly stand up to Rush Limbaugh and his Austrailian media-master and recreate their party.

Posted by: free-donny | February 3, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

I am waiting on Palin to go on the strip club circuit that is where she belongs specially mentally,physically too and well this guy said it all
I do not live in Nevada, nor am I a big fan of Senator Reid. But compared with Sarah "I quit my job as governor for the good of the state" Palin, there really is no comparison. The Nevada and national Tea Party people do not realize what a big mistake they have made in there throwing up Sarah Palin as their champion against Senator Reid. Palin is like rock road ice cream, such sweet, tasty empty calories in the beginning. But keep eating and you will find yourself sick at your stomach. Palin's bombastic opportunism will insure Reid's re-election.

Posted by: JohnBrown08 | February 2, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: lildg54 | February 3, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

LMAO!
Do any of these people know what teabagging is????
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

So suitable!

Posted by: phorse | February 3, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

alance -- great point. The GOP has tried to make liberal and now progressive dirty words. Wait until the party's ties to the teabaggers get even stronger. Real independents want nothing to do with these far-right nutbags. (As oppose to fake independents, like most teabaggers, who call themselves independents in a futile attempt to portray themselves as something other than far-right nutbags.)

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 3, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

The Republican Party has to realize that the word Tea Party has become a perjorative word to most Americans, including many independents who they must rely on to get elected.

The Republicans are committing political suicide by having Palin or Hannity speak on behalf of the party or campaign for political candidates. It is a recipe for disaster - just like a conservative litmus test.

Posted by: alance | February 3, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

bobo: "Right now you're full of hate and anger and that's all that you see."

What's particularly funny about this sentence, boobo, is that your fellow teabaggers seem extremely proud of how angry they are. They think anger is a positive trait. So you appear to be quite confused. Poor boobo.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 3, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

"koolcat_1960 seems to have only one note. Every post is, as she so accurately noted earlier "not funny, bitter, defensive, thin-skinned, and gutless". When you become more mature, you'll understand. Right now you're full of hate and anger and that's all that you see. Life will be much more pleasant for you once you work through all of that."

Poor bobo. Poor, poor, pathetic, little nobody bobo. Fits the teabagger profile to a T.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 3, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

koolcat_1960 seems to have only one note. Every post is, as she so accurately noted earlier "not funny, bitter, defensive, thin-skinned, and gutless". When you become more mature, you'll understand. Right now you're full of hate and anger and that's all that you see. Life will be much more pleasant for you once you work through all of that.

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 3, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

To succeed against the strong headwinds of cultural hatred; from 99% of Hollywood, 95% of the music industry, 85% of major newspapers, 100% network news, 66% of cable news, 100% of comedy shows (Letterman, Stewart, etc), 90% of TV talk shows (View, Today, etc) - That is a great accomplishment.
Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin have done the most difficult thing in modern politics.
Compare to Obama, who has every power interest in the nation pushing him on the people, and you really feel some awe at what Palin has done and is doing...
After all, she may be most responsible for killing the comprehensive Dem Health Care bill.

Posted by: johnL1 | February 3, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

LOL bobo, thanks for proving my point. Nice job, teaboy!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 3, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Interesting how there is more media coverage of potential conflicts in the Tea Party movement than there was about the actual movement itself...

Interesting how there is more coverage of the arrest of the ACORN scandal journalist in Louisiana than there was of the ACORN scandal itself...

Wonder if most media (90%) are fairly covering non-liberal movements???
Hmm...

Posted by: johnL1 | February 3, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

koolcat_1960

Your anonymous comment seems to meet all of the criteria that you project on others. "Not funny, bitter, defensive, thin-skinned, and gutless." Perhaps you should work through your own issues before attacking others for the traits that you exhibit.

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 3, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

And the dumbing down of America continues . . .

Posted by: TomCamfield | February 3, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Harry Reid, 4 term senator and Senate Majority leader, is down by 10 points to ANY Republican. You can engage in sexist rants about Palin and insult working Americans with the teabagger slur but it doesn't change the simple fact that Harry Reid will be spending more time with his family and looking for opportunities in the private sector in about nine months.

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 3, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

sophic: "Yes, Thomas Sowell is one of the Great Black America Thinkers today."

Why would you find it necessary to mention Sowell's race, numbnutz? It wouldn't be because there are so few black conservatives or Republicans or teabaggers that they can hold meetings in a broom closet, would it? LOL

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 3, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

bobo is a typical teabagger: Not funny, bitter, defensive, thin-skinned, and gutless.

People like bobo love to throw around the term RINO, but when it comes to a classic RINO like Scott Brown, he's just and "R."

You can't have it both ways, numbnutz. Scott Brown is a RINO. Be a man, not a mouse, little one.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 3, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Well you can't help but wonder how money she'll make off this deal. Then watch out!!!!. She'll quit. For me, it's ok if she starts at the end. Just quits.

Posted by: vikkids | February 3, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

A curse on McCain for inflicting this bimbo on us.

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Posted by: ytrfyetityjytoeyhfjytug | February 3, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

To RealNews--Did you know that the Premier of Newfoundland, Canada, is coming to the US for medical treatment that isn't available in the wonderful world of national health care?

Do you have any idea how restricted European health care is? How many people wait years to see a specialist, even when they have cancer? Some European life expectancy is better than ours, but then we have the fattest, least physically active population on the planet. On the other hand, when you look at survival rates from diseases, the US comes out on top every time. France and Germany have the best health care in Europe--yet a US cancer patient has as 55-60% better chance of survival.

One of the reasons we spend more is because we do 80% of the world's medical R&D--and then everyone else gets to take advantage of it for practically free.

In exchange for "free" health care (which is really paid for with high taxes and high unemployment), Europeans pay through the nose for OTC drugs like aspirin, cough syrup, and even band-aids. In most European countries, there's no such thing as a discount drug store--or a large economy size. So along with your free doctor's visit, you can pay $6 for an elegant package of twenty aspirin tablets.

Posted by: Burke7 | February 3, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

She loves taking tea bag suckers $$$$.

Posted by: crrobin | February 3, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

According to the leftists posting here:
1) A strong, independent woman who works her way through college, then works in the physically demanding commercial fishing industry, and who successively becomes Mayor, State Commissioner, and the Governor of her state, without connections , without a large funding base, and while challenging the corrupt establishment of her own party, is a lightweight, trailer trash, and stupid. Clearly, Democrats are misogynists.
2) She must be a spendthrift because she's attractive, and because when she flew from Alaska to the lower 48 at short notice, she and THE SIX OTHER MEMBERS OF HER FAMILY all needed a campaign wardrobe, the McCain campaign chose and paid for clothes for them. On the other hand, Obama, the compassionate liberal who identifies with the poor and working class, wears Armani suits at $1500 a crack. His collection of suits probably costs more than the money spent on the entire Palin family--but she's the clothes horse. Democratic misogyny
again.
3)Palin was beseiged by dozens of ethical charges--AND WAS CLEARED EVERY TIME--but was stuck with over $500,000 in lawyer's bills. She also has a large family to support (including a special needs child), and probably needs money to further her political career--so when she earns money by writing or speaking, it's because she's greedy.

The left thinks it's sophisticated and enlightened, but it produces nothing but uninformed bigotry.

Posted by: Burke7 | February 3, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Unemployment is at 10% (17.5% if you include those that stopped looking and those with temporary jobs) and RISING, Taxes on EVERYBODY will be rising(just watch, I mean EVERYBODY), Businesses in financial straits...

Posted by: sophic | February 2, 2010 11:19 PM


===============

You know how bad things are?

Things are so bad that Jan consumer confidence is up 7.8% to 72.5.

After months of exhibiting volatility at a lower level, consumer confidence rises 7.8% to 72.5 from 67.2 in December. The rise in sentiment relates to the nation's overall economic conditions, personal financial conditions, and consumer spending. Inflation, interest rates, and employment appear to be driving the composite upwards in January. The bottoming process has matured with the multi-month moving averages beginning to show trends of things looking up.

Kimberly Luce of Boston Analytics says, "After several months of seeing some volatility at the lower level in the Consumer Confidence index, we have seen an increase of 7.8%. This is due to a number of factors. We track about 25 different variables. Nearly all of them have shown some type of increase or improved sentiment over the last month. But the three in particular that are driving the improvement in sentiment are an improved sentiment towards inflation, an improved sentiment towards consumer spending and improved sentiment towards employment."

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/economy/jan-consumer-confidence78-to-725-an-analysis_439627.html

Posted by: James10 | February 3, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

"Someone should let Mr. Williams know that there are not a lot of farms in the middle of the desert in Searchlight,"

Williams fits right in with La Palin crowd. In their tawdry little world, igorance is bliss.

How come the Snowy Grifter is not getting paid for headlining that Tea Party? She'll actually sashay onto the stage for free?

Posted by: Gatsby10 | February 3, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

mykmlr

It's really painful to have an R in the "Kennedy seat" isn't it?

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 2, 2010 11:32 PM

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Scott Brown: pro-choice, pro gay marriage and says the Mass socialist health care plan was the solution to Mass health care problems.

Scott Brown is so far to the left of Blue Dog Democrats they need binoculars to see him.

I'd trade you even. 30 Blue Dog Democrats for 30 Scott Browns any day.

Scott Brown a liberal's nightmare? ... I don't think so.

Posted by: James10 | February 3, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

If Palin were shrewd she'd run for senate in Alaska.

Posted by: carlbatey | February 2, 2010 10:06 PM

==================

That would be great. I expect any time that Palin runs for any elected office the first question is going to be ...

Governor Palin, if elected, would you commit to actually serving your ENTIRE term?

Palin is good for the economy. We can be confident that the money the tea baggers pay her will actually be spend as opposed to just sitting in a piggy bank on some tea baggers dresser.

Help stimulate the economy, donate to the Sarah Palin PAC.

Posted by: James10 | February 3, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

She's going there to rehabilitate her image. Lots of Tea Party bloggers are accusing her of taking 15 bags of gold as a down payment on selling them out, with the other 15 bags to be delivered after her speech saturday. Remember, she's your avg. Joe and avg. Joe pays $350/plate for a lobster dinner, and several Thousand$$ to a convention that never was (add in the plane fare, luxury suite, sightseeing, ops, not for avg. Joe but for Sarah).

Posted by: wmboyd | February 3, 2010 7:30 AM | Report abuse

Yaaaaay!!! Sarah Palin!!! OMG OMG OMG!!!!! Sarah Palin!!!! I'm getting a stiffy. whoa. my brain is getting no blood. PLease wink at me Sarah Palin.....say "You Bet'cha...please.!!!!!

Posted by: swatkins1 | February 3, 2010 7:22 AM | Report abuse

A teabagger rally in Nevada?

I see fat, ignorant, scared white people.

And Sarah Palin? Doesn't this trailer trash have a job over at Fox "news" lying to the rubes? Or did she quit already?
posted by losthorizon10 yesterday

Worth reposting!

Posted by: Badger21 | February 3, 2010 7:22 AM | Report abuse

mykmlr

It's really painful to have an R in the "Kennedy seat" isn't it?

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 2, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans must be bleeding badly somewhere ! They have a loose scab called Sarah Palin running around posing as a serious ???? Just what is she supposed to be ?

Posted by: ellislawoffice | February 2, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

I see republicons crowing about Brown, but, let's stop a moment and ask, "What did they win?"
They had to run a PRO-abortion, PRO-civil rights, PRO-science RINO.
He may be the first real break in the rightwing scams, msking it 62-39 in the Senate, as soon as the repigs show their colors.

Posted by: mykmlr | February 2, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

"It will be a generation before anyone takes the US Republicans seriously again."

I suppose that the word is just been slow to get out to the voters of VA, NJ and MA.

The more you call average, working Americans chumps, stupid and teabaggers, the more of them are motivated to vote. Not smart or good for your side.

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 2, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Harry Reid, " The War is Lost". He must have been talking about his reelection...

Posted by: sophic | February 2, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin?
Hey Rucker, you left out something,

Since the media is in bed with Obama, he's being vetted on the job....

This is what we do know about Obama.
He's the Commander in Chief with No Military experience, He's the Chief Executive with No Executive experience, he has No business experience, NO economic experience, NO financial experience, No Foreign affair experience, No mayor, NO governor, Nothing. And he surrounds himself with Tax Cheats, Chicago thugs, incompetents, radical loony perverted Czars and has Democrat accomplices in congress that can't even READ the trillion dollar pork packages and Obama/Pelosi Government Crap Care they put their X on and inflict on Americans. He's quadrupled the deficit in months which hasn't stimulated a flea, just added to the already bloated government that will keep Americans in financial bondage for the unforeseeable future. His future polices of Cap and Trade and other onerous AGW hoax policies will further kill businesses especially small businesses and destroy the American dream and surrender the sovereignty of the United States. And his idea of redistribution of wealth is insane and has the mind­­­set of a Chicago thug. Tingly legged Obama voters, you out did yourselves.

Unemployment is at 10% (17.5% if you include those that stopped looking and those with temporary jobs) and RISING, Taxes on EVERYBODY will be rising(just watch, I mean EVERYBODY), Businesses in financial straits...

Obama/Pelosi/Reid/Democrats are Incompetent and thieves....bye bye

Keep up the good work teabaggers...and Sarah Palin

Posted by: sophic | February 2, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

If they had better options Reid wouldn't have been re-elected in the past. Instead a majority has voted and put him in office. He hasn't quit on them either. A splinter of the GOP is going to go protest someplace that hasn't done a whole lot of asking for them to show up, apparently to accomplish very little other than attention seeking & money.

This is on par with the witless nature of the RNC convention in Hawaii. There they went to the state, & promptly ignored the fact that kids are only in school 4 days a week. No meetings with Gov. Lingle (R) about some children being left behind, about a state's worth or so... Nope, meetings and no getting out of the hotel complex to see the real world.

These people have a shared characteristic of being real pinheaded idiots.

Posted by: Nymous | February 2, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Dismantling America

By Thomas Sowell

Just one year ago, would you have believed that an unelected government official, not even a Cabinet member confirmed by the Senate but simply one of the many "czars" appointed by the President, could arbitrarily cut the pay of executives in private businesses by 50 percent or 90 percent?


Did you think that another "czar" would be talking about restricting talk radio? That there would be plans afloat to subsidize newspapers — that is, to create a situation where some newspapers' survival would depend on the government liking what they publish?


Did you imagine that anyone would even be talking about having a panel of so-called "experts" deciding who could and could not get life-saving medical treatments?


Scary as that is from a medical standpoint, it is also chilling from the standpoint of freedom. If you have a mother who needs a heart operation or a child with some dire medical condition, how free would you feel to speak out against an administration that has the power to make life and death decisions about your loved ones?


Does any of this sound like America?
---
Yes, Thomas Sowell is one of the Great Black America Thinkers today.

Thomas Sowell
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago
A.M. in Economics, Columbia University
A.B. in Economics, magna cum laude, Harvard College

Keep up the good work teabaggers...and Sarah Palin

Posted by: sophic | February 2, 2010 11:13 PM | Report abuse

I think the tea baggers should ally with the DC Right To Vote people - they're both opposed to somethin n stuff.

Has the GOP figured out anything to support, for once? Why do these people only feed off of opposition? Wake up tea baggers, the 'good ol days' are gone forever - there's nothing left to turn back to, it has all been sold by Bush&Co.

Posted by: rotermotor | February 2, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Reid? Is this the same Reid that said Obama is one of the light skinned Negros that can speak Negro if he wants? And the same Reid that smells so bad that his home town can't even stand him as his poll numbers are dropping like a rock. Palin has to be laughing all the way to the teaparties as she's watching, the worst president, the worst congress, the dumbest electorate that has come together at the same time in history to produce the Obamination of America. The terrorists have to be happy that someone else is doing their work for them.

Posted by: sophic | February 2, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Just Palin generating more money for herself. Funny how some people are so willing to rally for someone so incompetent, and transfer their wealth to her. Who can blame her for taking advantage of this? She is a republican after all.

The only people she is hurting is the teabaggers themselves to the tune of $550 per person. Chumps the lot of them.

Posted by: Fate1 | February 2, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

hahaha the teabagger party - I'm not hating, for the first time in ten years I'm laughing at the neo-con-jobs. It will be a generation before anyone takes the US Republicans seriously again. Howdy Duty to you, too!!

Posted by: rotermotor | February 2, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

"Bobo4, would that be like "libtards"?"

Isn't that what Rahm E just called the left?

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 2, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

"Bobo4, would that be like "libtards"?"

No. The more apt comparison would be describing an unfavored group as c**ks*ckers an equally offensive term.

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 2, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

The Mighty Obama
And Obama brought his Power Democrat Team to defend Coakley and the Bluest of Blue and the liberalest of liberal states. They were confident and even arrogant as they belittled Brown and his Truck.
Many came to bat for Coakley and to save this liberal mecca, There were many high powered Democrat players that came to the plate including Bill Clinton and then The Mighty Obama stepped up to the plate...
Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in the White House— mighty Obama has struck out.

Thank you people of Massachusettes the home of the original teabaggers...

Posted by: sophic | February 2, 2010 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't Sarah be surprised in Searchlight if there was someone in the crowd there who turns out to be armed? Lots of Nevadans have guns. She should wear her Kevlar undies.

Posted by: dsrobins | February 2, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Bobo4, would that be like "libtards"?

Posted by: hitpoints | February 2, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Will she be wearing that slick lipstick that makes her mouth look so mmmmmmmm? God, she's pretty.

Posted by: UsedToBeGOP | February 2, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

I've lived in Nevada for 30 years and I can tell you this, rural Nevadan's don't like people from out of state telling them what to think. They'll probaby run her ass back to Pahrump. Look for a Reid spike after this fiasco.

Posted by: patnmi3 | February 2, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

The use of the term teabagger is nothing more than hate speech directed towards millions on Americans. Those who continue to use it are the moral successors of the Bull Connor racists who used to N word to demean in an earlier era.

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 2, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

When I went to school with Harry Reid in Searchlight, we had 6 or 7 bordellos in the town of 300 people. Perhaps Sarah is seeking her own environment.

Posted by: FrankPatch | February 2, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Lets face the FACTS: Republicans have been and are utter complete lunatics

as the result little to nothing will get done in the US Senate for the benefit of the American people (Middle class) as long as such party of lunatics exists in US which is backed by 100s of Billions of Dollars of Big corporations (Big pharma, Big insurance, Big Military, etc.) money to brain wash the American people that Republicans are for anything but the Super rich and the Big corporations. To be exact 1% of Republicans, or maybe 0.1%, are very very smart, it is just that with their near total control of US Media (Lies) they have brain washed the true lunatics (uneducated white trash, etc.) to create the party that can be in 1 word only described as the Republican lunatics - More on this below. But 1st to see what Lunatics Republicans are consider some of their positions & beliefs

Republicans were and are for:

The Iraq War that has wasted, to date, $2Trilion dollar of our money set aside how many innocent people it has killed.

But Republicans are:

Against European or Canadian style Universal health care for American people, calling it "Socialism", and for our current bankrupting health care system which is taking 18% of the GDP while leaving 50Mill Americans without health care and even those who have health insurance find out that when they have a health care need they are hit with exorbitant co-pays & deductibles resulting in 2Mill Americans going bankrupt each year due to health care costs while in European countries that ALL have Universal health care ZERO people are going bankrupt each year due to health care costs AND health care is taking 8% of GDP and Europeans have a much higher life expectancy than Americans.

More here:
http://anoox.com/blog/Real_News.34034

Posted by: RealNews1 | February 2, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Quitter Palin can afford to not get paid for this gig, given the killing she's going to make off of the Teabagger, Inc. Convention. $100,000 buys a lot of clothes... well, for the rest of us, but not for her!

I wonder if she'll use that $4,000/hour private jet like she did for her "grassroots" bus tour... what a phony, plain and simple.

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Posted by: ytrueujuyrhdtrhyhjyu | February 2, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Political machinery is imperfect. The sausage making is at times, unpalatable to all who bear witness. Little Queenie from Wasilla thinks she has an inside line on how its supposed to work, but national politics is not the same thing as cheating on a test in a small time school. The silly posturing, the smiling delivery of incomprehensible gibberish, the knowing wink from a pig in lipstick. ?yah, right, got that - so what on earth would you do with a brain, if'n ya had one? Buffoonery, such abject buffoonery, and all for a couple dollars - what's the little bird say? cheap cheap, trashy cheap cheap

Spring times coming

Posted by: right_as_rain | February 2, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Question is...will the sucker tea baggers pay the $600 dollar speech fee? Other question...will Fox news distort the crowd as full when it's not even half full?

Posted by: kubrickstan | February 2, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

The use of the term teabagger is highly offensive and has no place in any kind of responsible, adult commentary.
---------------------------Their leader told them to send in tea baggers they are tea baggers. Words can have more than one meaning.

What you should be more offended by is the tea baggers saying they were inspired by the Boston Tea Party which boiled down to a reaction against the British Tea Act of 1773 and taxation without representation. The tea baggers could've had representation if they had more votes (unlike the colonists who had no votes).

Posted by: Emmetrope | February 2, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

teabaggery

Posted by: dnaway | February 2, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

The woman is like a fly, you can't get rid of her.

Posted by: truth1
=========================
Didn't you see the one with Obama and the fly?

Posted by: Emmetrope | February 2, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

The use of the term teabagger is highly offensive and has no place in any kind of responsible, adult commentary. Those who use it, or allow its use in a public forum, demonstrate a level of small minded mean spiritedness that is a perfect example of what is wrong with political discourse in America today. I would hope that the Washington Post has higher standards than those who insult millions of their fellow citizens with a cheap and tawdry sexual taunt.

Posted by: Bobo4 | February 2, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

If Palin were shrewd she'd run for senate in Alaska.

Posted by: carlbatey | February 2, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

If Palin were shrewd she'd run for senate in Alaska.

Posted by: carlbatey | February 2, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

do you know how many ranchers have hid her picture out in the barn, for those quite moments, the first dude is a pimp.

Posted by: dnaway | February 2, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Some people, mostly teabaggers like kimchee, believe that Sarah is the GOP messiah, the one who will lead them out of the wilderness they are all in presently.

Posted by: gopstupor | February 2, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Reid is jumping for joy. If anybody can rescue his campaign Sarah Palin can.

Posted by: Frazil | February 2, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Dear Sirs,
Spiro Agnew sidestepped the New York State primary when he said that Senator Goodell was the Christine Jorgenson of the Republican party.
Sarah Palin, likewise, sidestepped a New York primary.
Does she believe in Lincoln's concept of government by the people, or not?
Clifford Spencer

Posted by: yankeefan1925 | February 2, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Even I know there are no farms in Southern Nevada.

Sarah, it's a desert. (Jeez, this makes I can see Russia from my porch sound informed by comparison -- and I know she didn't say that, that's my point).

Posted by: gbooksdc | February 2, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

sophic wrote: "Hey Washington Post, how come there's no story about the bottom fish Democrat Edwards? His aid Andrew Young came out with a book..."

You mean the stories the WaPo has done nearly every day recently? Where've you been?

Now to the topic at hand - I will love it if the NV race gets the same "Palin Effect" that NY got.

Posted by: hitpoints | February 2, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Get lost trailer trash Palin. No one wants to see your loser Republican face. Go home to your children, fool.

Posted by: Classic60 | February 2, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

If the citizens of Searchlight, NV had any sense, they would run Sarah Palin and the Tea bagger's out of their town with pitch forks, the 1st day they started showing up.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | February 2, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

The woman is like a fly, you can't get rid of her.

Posted by: truth1 | February 2, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

dont see how this can do anything but help reid.the republicans had better get off this train.

Posted by: donaldtucker | February 2, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

For a lightweight quitter to beat up someone who has stayed in the arena is just annoying. Best of luck to the runner up for Miss Alaska. Your memoirs will do great work in the recycling bin. The Tea Bag folks are ill informed and out of touch. Yes we can!

Posted by: karlanne1 | February 2, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is just in it to fill her pocketbook. Look back to when she was Governor of Alaska. She claimed per diem when she was staying at home. Etc, Etc. Now she is taking 150K to speak to the Tea Party Convention. An then there is her "book" written by god knows who. Greedy witch is what she is. That's all.

Posted by: larry9 | February 2, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

I understand that hordes of forensic psychiatrists are descending on the area as well. It's the biggest concentrated gathering of certified nutcases in recent history, and so a GREAT chance to study abnormal psychology up close.

Posted by: B2O2 | February 2, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Hey Washington Post, how come there's no story about the bottom fish Democrat Edwards? His aid Andrew Young came out with a book describing corruption and deception at the highest levels and those other Democrats attempting to cover it up....where are you? Teabaggers? Palin?
Yes, media pimpism is alive and well...no wonder why mainstream is dying along with the Democrats....GOOD...

Posted by: sophic | February 2, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Sure hope they are able to offer specific solutions for Jobs and Health Care by the time they get to DC.

Posted by: ohwell | February 2, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Oh, god.

Posted by: ejs2 | February 2, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

A teabagger rally in Nevada?

I see fat, ignorant, scared white people.

And Sarah Palin? Doesn't this trailer trash have a job over at Fox "news" lying to the rubes? Or did she quit already?

Posted by: losthorizon10 | February 2, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

I do not live in Nevada, nor am I a big fan of Senator Reid. But compared with Sarah "I quit my job as governor for the good of the state" Palin, there really is no comparison. The Nevada and national Tea Party people do not realize what a big mistake they have made in there throwing up Sarah Palin as their champion against Senator Reid. Palin is like rock road ice cream, such sweet, tasty empty calories in the beginning. But keep eating and you will find yourself sick at your stomach. Palin's bombastic opportunism will insure Reid's re-election.

Posted by: JohnBrown08 | February 2, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how much that trip cost the teabaggers

Posted by: whatdyousay | February 2, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

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