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Tea partiers shell out big bucks for Sarah Palin

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posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:04 PM
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Tea partiers shell out big bucks for Sarah Palin



Palin’s aides and conference organizers won’t comment on financial arrangements, but documents obtained by POLITICO reveal the going rate for the former Alaska governor: $100,000 a speech, with a discount to $75,000 for West Coast appearances. Palin has reportedly waived the fee for some charitable events, but what’s billed as a meeting of the grass-roots conservative movement is not among those.

Tickets for the Nashville event run $549, plus a $9.95 fee, while separate tickets to see only Palin cost $349. Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee are also scheduled to speak at the three-day conference at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center.

Palin’s speech will be closed to the press. Conference organizer Sherry Phillips confirmed to POLITICO that, unlike some of the events with other speakers, reporters will not be permitted to be in the room.


www.politico.com...

Grassroots? This is not grassroots. This is a a neo-con sideshow. Yeah, I'm sure all the people struggling can easily shell out the 549/349 dollars to hear her speak.

She's for the people....oh yes...for a small fee of course. LOL

What a joke.

The people who are supporting Palin are not the real tea party supporters. This is just Reagan/Hannity Republicans who don't like Obama.

The real Tea party movement is with ron/rand paul and others who are sick of both parties.

[edit on 12-1-2010 by David9176]




posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:15 PM
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I am disgusted that the GOP has high jacked the real Tea Party movement. Of course this was all done on purpose so that the American people would buy from Associated Pravda that there actually is a "difference" between the two major American political parties. It's easier for Rachel Maddow to dismiss the tea party movement instead of actually engaging with the real movement and the ideals behind it.

It's also easier for shills like Beck to cow tow to the "tea party" while they laugh all the way to the bank on publishing deals.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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What is the big deal? Bill Clinton earned nearly $52 million in speaking fees between 2000 and 2006 alone. It is called market value and free Enterprise.

She is not in public office any longer so why not earn some extra bread while you can. She does have a family to provide for and additional expenses for the care of a special needs child.

If Ron Paul could charge he probably would. Wait until he is out of office.

Are we now going to have a battle between tea party members? If there is ever going to be a solid third party we need unity not sour grapes.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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Glen Beck is going to air a full hour interview with Sarah Palin tomorrow. I've heard him say countless times on his radio show that she's extremely intelligent. (I listen to his radio show and Thom Hartmann's to hear both sides of the political spectrum). He actually said he was nervous that she might not be what he HOPES she will be. lol

Has he not seen any of her other interviews? She has the brain capacity of a tic-tac.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:29 PM
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Are we now going to have a battle between tea party members?


Well if Sarah Palin continues to ride the movement...they might as well call it Republican Party Redux.

She represents no real change.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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Why are they wasteing their money on her? Shell just spend it on lipstick.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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If there is not a unified movement 2012 will end up like the 1992 election. Ross Perot screwed it up and dropped the ball in Clinton's lap.

I would love to see a strong and viable third party that is strong enough to actually win.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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Ross Perot screwed it up and dropped the ball in Clinton's lap.


Ross Perot was right as far as jobs are concerned which is why he received as much of the vote as he did.

Yes he came off as odd...and I was far to young to remember much of the '92 election...but watch some of his youtube videos. He was right when it came to our jobs being outsourced. What he said would happen did happen.

Now everyone wonders why all the good paying manufacturing jobs are gone...why wages haven't kept up with inflation and why everyone is knee deep in debt.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:50 PM
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Freedom of Speech , right?

Americans, right?

Just checking.....



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 04:59 PM
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She is not in public office any longer so why not earn some extra bread while you can. She does have a family to provide for and additional expenses for the care of a special needs child.


She's making ridiculous amounts of money from her book and banking 75,000 to 100,000 a speech. There are thousands of families in this country taking care of a special needs child who are completely broke. That argument does not work.

The Clinton's are elitist IMO. Why is it that people bring up Clinton and Obama when I criticize Palin? Do they not read any other posts I submit?

Clinton made oil speculation possible. NAFTA. He repealed the Glass Steagall act which deregulated the banks and made speculation possible.

Bill Clinton had as much to do with this crisis as both Bushies, Reagan, and Obama.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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You better get used to the fact that President Sarah Palin will be
walking into the oval office of the White House January 2013.
We promise to fix everything that Obama messed up.

Just 3 years to go.
You should watch her tonight at 8PM on The Factor with Bill O'Reilly.
Everybody loves Sarah! Join us!



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by jibeho


Are we now going to have a battle between tea party members? If there is ever going to be a solid third party we need unity not sour grapes.




Apparently so.

www.alternet.org...

whatareyoulookingatpolitics.blogspot.com...

www.commondreams.org...

TPM>DOA I support a third party even if I don't support all their views. I even supported goofy Ross P in his 3rd party bid.

If Ms. Palin does join the TPM, I think it will splinter what little effectiveness the GOP has gained with the Obama debacle. And as George W. so eloquently put it "get another thumpin" at the hands of the progressives. s&f







[edit on 12-1-2010 by whaaa]



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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Palin may view this as a chance to have her own party.
The Palin party, so to speak. If she is a strong enough leader ( or figurehead), she could use this to her own advantage . I don't know if she wants to run for something, but I do think she wants power and a position like this could be the best of two worlds.
1 Money, she could make a bundle.
2. Power without the accountability or actual performance of elected office.



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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Originally posted by OldDragger
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Palin may view this as a chance to have her own party.


You very well could be right OD. Apparently Ms. Palin thinks she was chosen by God and is divenly inspired and this could be her big chance.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 12 2010 @ 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012

You better get used to the fact that President Sarah Palin will be
walking into the oval office of the White House January 2013.
We promise to fix everything that Obama messed up.

Just 3 years to go.
You should watch her tonight at 8PM on The Factor with Bill O'Reilly.
Everybody loves Sarah! Join us!


Sarah should fix her own family first

I don't love Sarah



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by David9176
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Ross Perot screwed it up and dropped the ball in Clinton's lap.


Ross Perot was right as far as jobs are concerned which is why he received as much of the vote as he did.

Yes he came off as odd...and I was far to young to remember much of the '92 election...but watch some of his youtube videos. He was right when it came to our jobs being outsourced. What he said would happen did happen.

Now everyone wonders why all the good paying manufacturing jobs are gone...why wages haven't kept up with inflation and why everyone is knee deep in debt.


Ross Perot had some great ideas and was right about a lot of things but he wasn't main street enough to make a significant dent. He appeared a little to wacky for average America. He merely served as a splinter candidate that threw off the balance of votes that would have otherwise gone to Bush.

If we only would have listened to Perot regarding NAFTA!! He was spot on and campaigned heavily against it.

We need to learn from 1992 and make sure that we have a solid third party platform. If there is excessive infighting amongst leaders and supporters, the left will be all over it like flies on turd. Their preferred nutrition source.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 07:23 AM
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She's making ridiculous amounts of money from her book and banking 75,000 to 100,000 a speech. There are thousands of families in this country taking care of a special needs child who are completely broke. That argument does not work.


She has an excellent opportunity to earn money right now. That is what our country is supposed to be about. Free enterprise. Grab the brass ring while it is dangling in front of you because it may not be there the next time around.

She can set up trust funds for her five kids. At least four college tuitions could get a little spendy. There is nothing wrong with that.

If you had the same opportunities you would do the same thing I hope. I would. I have two kids who will be hitting college at the same time. I would also like a nest egg for them when they get older to give them opportunities that I never had.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by David9176
 


If there is not a unified movement 2012 will end up like the 1992 election. Ross Perot screwed it up and dropped the ball in Clinton's lap.

I would love to see a strong and viable third party that is strong enough to actually win.


I am a big fan of third parties...but at the expense of integrity? If you sacrifice your parties ideals for political purposes, commercialism, financial backing and celebrity..this early on...then I have to agree with David, it becomes a GOP Remix.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:10 AM
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Palin’s speech will be closed to the press. Conference organizer Sherry Phillips confirmed to POLITICO that, unlike some of the events with other speakers, reporters will not be permitted to be in the room.

news.yahoo.com...

I wonder what the motivation for this is?...



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by maybereal11


Palin’s speech will be closed to the press. Conference organizer Sherry Phillips confirmed to POLITICO that, unlike some of the events with other speakers, reporters will not be permitted to be in the room.

news.yahoo.com...

I wonder what the motivation for this is?...




To keep the minions of Satan [news reporters] from reporting the dumbass things that continually come out of exGov. Palins mouth. you betcha!



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