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Palin’s Syria Punch Rockets Her to the Top of 2016 Poll

Sarah Palin and US Army Officers
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin racked-up another week’s win in the CHQ 2016 Republican presidential straw poll taking 47 percent of the vote, while Texas Senator Ted Cruz was second with 25 percent and Kentucky’s libertarian-minded Senator Rand Paul sank a bit and only garnered 10 percent of this week’s vote.

The next two places in the top five went to limited government constitutional conservatives Col. Allen West and Dr. Ben Carson, who each booked 5 percent of the vote.

Palin’s vote in last week’s straw poll may have been boosted by her Facebook post “Let Allah Sort it Out,” urging the U.S. to stay out of Syria and which summed-up (as Governor Palin always seems to do) the feelings of many grassroots constitutional conservatives. 

The post, while gathering the usual criticism from the Chardonnay and Brie crowd in Georgetown, is well worth a read for its common sense statement of the reasons to oppose Obama’s adventure in Syria. (You can get to it through this link.)

Three key paragraphs that no doubt helped Sarah in the balloting are:

“President Obama wants America involved in Syria’s civil war pitting the antagonistic Assad regime against equally antagonistic Al Qaeda affiliated rebels. But he’s not quite sure which side is doing what, what the ultimate end game is, or even whose side we should be on. Haven’t we learned? WAGs (wild assed guesses) don’t work in war. “

“President Obama wants to do what, exactly? Punish evil acts in the form of a telegraphed air strike on Syria to serve as a deterrent? If our invasion of Iraq wasn’t enough of a deterrent to stop evil men from using chemical weapons on their own people, why do we think this will be?”

“As I said before, if we are dangerously uncertain of the outcome and are led into war by a Commander-in-chief who can’t recognize that this conflict is pitting Islamic extremists against an authoritarian regime with both sides shouting “Allah Akbar” at each other, then let Allah sort it out.”

Senators Cruz and Mike Lee, who were heavily invested in the effort to defund Obamacare, were blown-off the news by Obama’s efforts to drag Republicans into ratifying his adventure into Syria and Governor Palin’s sharp response to Obama and his neo con Republican allies.

A surprise entrant into last week’s poll was Texas Governor Rick Perry who had risen in the straw poll during his heroic effort to pass Texas’ new legislation to protect the unborn only to fall back once the news coverage of that victory for life faded. Perry gained 2 percent of the vote, putting him ahead of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Representative Paul Ryan.

Once again the establishment Republican choices, such as Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio failed to tally any votes. 

Vote now in this week's poll and sign our urgent petition against American involvement in Syria.

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