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RandySF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:30 AM
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Gallup: Sarah Palin is the GOP's preferred foreign policy candidate
There's been a very understandable and belated shift toward the economy and jobs as the biggest issue for Americans. When looking at Republicans and Republican leaners, as Gallup does today, we can see that in their "most important issue" choices:

Given a choice, 36% of Republicans say business and the economy are the most important political issues to them, up from 32% in March, and now on par with the percentage who say the same about government spending and power. Fewer Republicans choose either social issues and moral values or national security and foreign policy as their top political priorities.

But take a look at that top graphic.

The GOP respondents in the Gallup poll say that if their issue is business and the economy their man is Romney. Okay, understandable, given his background (though I guess that means they're going with someone who fires people to make a buck for himslef.)

And if it's moral values, their man is Huckabee. I get that. He's a preacher, and sometimes there's a connection there (alas, sometimes not.)

And if it's foreign policy, their chosen expert candidate is.... Jon Huntsman, Ambassador to China and someone with actual foreign policy experience? Nah, he gets 1%. Newt Gingrich, experienced DC pol? He gets 10%.

The choice is Sarah Palin, because she can see Russia from her house.

You can't make this stuff up.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/06/973614/-Gallup:-Sarah-Palin-is-the-GOPs-preferred-foreign-policy-candidate
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:32 AM
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1. I would have thought that was from the Onion
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:40 AM
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5. K&R #4 for, my first thought was Gallup is doing a belated April Fool's!1 n/t
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:34 AM
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2. After all, she can see Vladivostok from her bathroom.....

This illustrates the intellectual bankruptcy of the Republican Party.


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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:35 AM
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3. PNAC speaks again. nt
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:39 AM
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4. Personally, I'd love to talk about Republicans firing people in order to make a buck for themselves.
Check out what happened in Kansas when Sam Brownback moved into the governor's mansion.

Romney would also legitimize talk about religion 24/7 - a veritable and LITERAL gold-mine of issues.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:00 AM
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13. Mitt is damn vulnerable. Expecially on the "successful businessman" angle.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:04 AM
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15. He's my favorite. I live in a church run area, including our CoC.
I say "bring it on, Mitt." Too bad that probably won't happen.
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:42 AM
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6. Oh my gawd, you can't make this shit up. Unbelievable and scary. nt
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:45 AM
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7. Now that she knows there are two Koreas, she's head of the class.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:46 AM
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8. Run Sarah, Run. nt
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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:46 AM
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9. I have a feeling the RNC is being punked and hijacked
And I like it.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:49 AM
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10. Well, yes and no...

It would be nice to live in a country where there were at least two political parties engaged in a serious and thoughtful fact-based discussion about policies and priorities, and among which voters could make a reasoned choice.

Selecting between "sane" and "insane" is pretty easy, but it would be nice to have a more complicated choice.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:50 AM
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11. I'd say that's relative.
Just look at the field of candidates...
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 10:54 AM
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12. Good grief! What does this say about the intelligence of GOP respondents??
Sarah "Wolf-Killer" Palin is a COMPLETE fraud and an idiot.
Her knowledge of foreign affairs would fit in a box the size of one of her beloved hockey pucks...with room left to spare!
Foreign Policy expert!!! LOL!!!
Give me a fucking break!!!:rofl:
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:01 AM
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14. I think it says that the GOP is filled with incredibly stupid people. nt
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:12 AM
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16. Sounds like her trip to India(?)
exponentially improved her foreign policy skills.
:eyes: :sarcasm:
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:13 AM
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17. Wow...I thought this was a joke n/t
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:14 AM
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18. OH FER PETE'S SAKE...
donchya know.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:15 AM
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19. LOL
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:22 AM
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20. Wow - Republicons just NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME
How low can they go?
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Permanut Donating Member (477 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 12:17 PM
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21. Makes sense to me...
She has demonstrated a vast knowledge about the country of Africa. or is that half-vast?
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 12:24 PM
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22. K and R

Freepers please nominate her.
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