Friday, May 28, 2010

Glorious Day: The Media Complains 'Palin Trying to Undermine Us'

Who would have thought during the campaign of 2008 when the media was quoting lying malcontents in Alaska as fact about book burning, religious extremism, rape kits, etc. (we all know the plethora of lies the media has been telling about Sarah Palin since day 1) that there would ever be the day when the media would complain about Sarah Palin smearing them and undermining them! How sweet is it to hear liberal journalists complain about Fox News and to point out Palin's numerous quotes criticizing the media?

Michael Crowley of Time took to his blog to complain that Joe McGinniss moving in next door to Palin only helps her and conservatives demonize the press.
Which leads to what really bothers me about McGinniss's gimmick. It is bad for journalism. It plays right into the hands of the many people—including Sarah Palin, who is shrewdly ridiculing McGinniss—with an interest in portraying reporters as creeps with no sense of decency. Journalism faces a credibility crisis, and reporters' motives are under attack by outlets like Fox News, Media Matters and a thousand merciless blogs.
Is that funny or what?

How often have we spoken of merciless Alaska blogs and the piling on of frivolous ethics complaint after frivolous ethics complaint, each of course with an accompanying news story hit piece by the AP or the Huffington Post attached? How often have we watched MSNBC reporters trash Sarah Palin? How often have we read hit pieces about her in major "mainstream" publications?

The relationship between the media and Sarah Palin has been an abusive one. The media is like the bad husband who is obsessed with his wife but doesn't respect her, believe her or trust her. Instead he beats her and demeans her. After a while friends and neighbors come to the aid of the woman, but the woman is strong and the day comes where she gets her revenge against the bastard.

After over a year of being beaten and humiliated, the battered wife takes a chair and smashes it over the head of the "husband" who lays bleeding on the floor. And when the cops come, the husband points at her and says "she hit me, she was merciless."

Of course Sarah Palin is trying to undermine the media. What do you expect? They beat the poor woman to a pulp. They ruined her reputation, even today in some circles. They were totally unfair to her and her family.

Guess what, media? You didn't kill her. And because you didn't kill her, she is a grizzly that has reared herself up on her hind legs and she's coming for you. Do you know what happens if you anger a grizzly and you can't kill it? It kills you.

How sweet it is to watch my mantra, my rallying cry of "the media lies" being pounded home so effectively by the one for whom I cry it.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Outrage: Obama Stiffs Virginia and Rest of Nation on Drilling

In my Townhall blog post today, I express my outrage at Our Backward Thinking President who has just stiffed America (and Virginia in particular) on oil leases which could have played an important role in positioning us for economic recovery and moving us closer toward energy independence over the course of the next four years. It is no longer enough that we just campaign for what we believe is right: smaller government, stronger national defense, energy independence and a general lifting of America's spirits similar to what we saw when Reagan was president. We must speak out and campaign against everything that this destructive president is doing to our great nation.

Whether Obama has good intentions and is just not up to the job or whether he is a socialist radical plant who has infiltrated our government to transform America into a European socialist democracy, it doesn't matter. The consequences of what this man is doing to the country is the bottom line. And that bottom line is a disaster.

This blogger can no longer pull any punches or work for positive change unless removal of the obstacle that prevents America's resurgence is part of that process whether it be through impeachment due to the Sestak job bribery situation or whether it be done through the ballot box in 2012. Cancelling oil leases, doing backroom deals to get unpopular health care reform passed, humiliating America by apologizing for it on foreign soil and offering a Senate candidate a high level job in exchange for his not running against a Democrat party establishment candidate is flat out unacceptable and needs to be stopped as quickly as legally possible.

When a liberal minority ran a popular Alaska governor out of office that was the height of indecency. But a national majority who now finds its president unfit for service must take to the removal of Barack Obama with the same vigilance and intensity, albeit for the right reasons this time.

We are the loyal opposition, loyal to our Constitution and the greatness upon which this nation was founded. In that loyalty we must resist the current administration in Washington at all costs except those that are illegal or violent.

I'm not a birther nor am I a conspiracy theorist who believes Obama is an al Qaeda plant. But, if liberal tactics of isolating the target and marginalizing it work then lets do it. Let's finally beat them at their own damn game and give the board back over to the adults who can establish proper rules and civil discourse in the arena of ideas. Until then, let's rock and work on getting enough people to support the cause of liberty and prosperity by convincing them what a disaster this administration is.

Enough is enough.

The time to stop the madness is now.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rahm, is that a smoking gun or are you just not that happy to see me? (Updated)

Around the time of President Obama's inauguration, I told a friend of mine that if I had to guess who the first big scandal of the Obama administration would be it would have to be Rahm Emanuel. His style as a Chicago politician had thug written all over it. I smelled something when Blagojevich was charged with selling Obama's Senate seat. Rahm discussed that seat with Blago although no wrongdoing on Emanuel's part was ever proven. Emanuel may be in a little more hot water this time.

If your political enemy is an Alaskan, you would call it an iceberg. If your political enemy is Hawaiin, you would have to call it a tsunami, right? Well, the water is a rolling after this piece by Marc Ambinder and this one by Bill Dupray. Dupray cites Ambinder:
Well, somebody seems to have leaked to Marc Ambinder that Rahm Emanuel was the guy who may have bribed Joe Sestak with a sweet job if Sestak walked away from the Pennsylvania Senate race with Specter. In his headline, Ambinder (only half-jokingly) refers to Dick Durbin as the “next Chief of Staff.”
The oil that keeps pouring into the Gulf of Mexico may not be the only leak President Obama can't plug.

More and more, fingers are pointing at Rahm. Is this one that won't make it past the Axelrod erasor?

If and when administration officials meet with Emanuel to have the "plausible deniability" discussion, will that event be followed by a falling on one's sword or will Rahm sing like Beverly Sills? What kind of a cloud will this put over the Obama administration? What did the president know and when did he know it?

Stay tuned.

Read more on this subject here.

UPDATED: It gets worse. Romanoff memo as sent by WH Deputy COS Messina, outlining 3 potential admin jobs - Major Garrett.

Who's Messina's boss? How many Senate seats are in play here?

Nothing is Going to Stop Sarah Palin

Not even a creep moving in next door. Listen to what she says at the 4:30 mark.

Sarah Palin let out a little Freudian slip that Palin fans will like. She said "we're in this race until the end." She alludes later in the interview to a commitment to do good for the country.

I submit to you, ladies and gentlemen, that the question is not "will she run?" She's already running.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stalking Sarah Palin

Hit piece writer Joe McGinniss is writing a hit book on Sarah Palin. So he decided to move in next door to her. For those who don't know who Joe McGinniss is, just Google Joe McGinniss Sarah Palin and read some of the crap this loon has written about her. It's a little creepy to think that a guy who is part of the left wing smear campaign is stalking Sarah Palin this way.

Sarah Palin was upset about this and wrote Glenn Beck an email last night, which he read on his radio program today. Needless to say, Glenn Beck is pissed.

Palin also wrote about it on Facebook today.

It's apparent the left still thinks the smear campaign is the way to go. In addition to McGinniss, Geoffrey Dunn of the Huffington Post is also writing a hit book on her. The liberals are preparing for 2012.

But this is a little over the top.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Getting Under the Skin of Robert Gibbs

Governor Palin must be getting under the skin of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

Sarah Palin on Fox News Sunday:
Well, I think that there is perhaps a hesitancy to — I don't really know how to put this, Chris, except to say that the oil companies who have so supported President Obama in his campaign and are supportive of him now — I don't know why the question isn't asked by the mainstream media and by others if there's any connection with the contributions made to President Obama and his administration and the support by the oil companies to the administration.

If there's any connection there to President Obama taking so doggone long to get in there, to dive in there, and grasp the complexity and the potential tragedy that we are seeing here in the Gulf of Mexico — now, if this was President Bush or if this were a Republican in office who hadn't received as much support even as President Obama has from B.P. and other oil companies, you know the mainstream media would be all over his case in terms of asking questions why the administration didn't get in there, didn't get in there and make sure that the regulatory agencies were doing what they were doing with the oversight to make sure that things like this don't happen.
Robert Gibbs responded:
"My suggestion to Sarah Palin would be to get slightly more informed as to what's going on in and around oil drilling in this country," Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

"Sarah Palin was involved in [the 2008] election, but I don't think, apparently, [she] was paying a whole lot of attention," he told host Bill Schieffer. "I'm almost sure that the oil companies don't consider the Obama administration a huge ally - we proposed a windfall profits tax when they jacked their oil prices up to charge for gasoline."
Sheya at Conservatives4Palin points out:
Governor Palin didn’t dispute the fact that McCain received more from the oil and gas industries in the whole than did Obama. This disaster was not caused by the oil and gas industries, but by BP and BP alone, and it is from BP alone that Obama received the biggest chunk of all their political contributions. It is reasonable to demand questions be asked about the coziness of the Obama administration to BP.

Once again we have a case of the Lamestream media covering up for the Obama administration while not “listening” to what Governor Palin really said.
Josh Painter at Texas4Palin stands over Robert Gibbs as he lays flat on the canvas, apparently the victim of a rhetorical right hook in response to his left hand jab at Sarah Palin:

The Thrilla from Wasilla decks Beltway Bob in round three. One can almost hear the voice of the late Howard Cosell, "Down goes Gibbs! Down goes Gibbs!"


Gov. Palin wasted no time in firing back. She tweeted:

"Mr. Gibbs, BP gave over $3.5mill to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with with the largest amount going to Obama"

Moments later, she sent another tweet:

"During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years... Dispute these facts."

Both tweets contained embedded links to a Politico article which cited data from the Center for Responsible Politics:

BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.


Boom! The Palin Blackberry leaves a mark. Gov. Palin is so living inside the White House that they should be charging her rent.
Allow me to weigh in on this as well.

Robert Gibbs has been a joke since day one. With his inimitable style of responding to questions with "I'll get back to you with more information on that" or "I'll find out that answer for you and let you know," he continues to be the White House's master of noninformation.

Friends and I have been laughing at his almost "Porky Pig" stuttering style of responding to tough questions. Gibbs is the master of the "rope-a-dope" and also could be a formidable contestant on "Dancing with the Stars."

His response to Palin was typical Alinsky, left wing chicanery.

Instead of refuting her statement and explaining why the mainstream media is applying a double standard to the Obama administration as opposed to how it would have handled a Bush administration in a situation like this, AND answering the question why BP contributed so much to the Obama campaign in light of the fact that there were regulatory exemptions provided them, the press secretary takes the quick way out.

The quick and simple answer for liberals is "she's uninformed." That really explains it now, doesn't it Gibbsy? Once again, another non-answer.
Bd-dee Bd-dee Bd-dee Bd-dee that's all folks!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mr. Labrador, your baby is crying

Thousands are at the Qwest Arena to see Sarah Palin speak and stump for Vaughn Ward. Sarah Palin is good at two things. She brings out the best in good people and the worst in bad people.

Today's worst is coming from a supporter of Vaughn Ward's opponent Raul Labrador. Lucas Baumbach, a state senate candidate, is crying like a baby, kicking and screaming like some kid you see in Walmart next to the really embarrassed lady holding the binky because Sarah Palin is backing his opponent according to Talking Points Memo.

Of course TPM is playing this up. It's not surprising that they have decided to do what all good liberals do: find a malcontent miserable sack who is bashing Sarah Palin and do a story on it. America has its fair share of miserable sacks. All miserable sacks of (fill in your own word here) bash Palin because they can't stand success and they can't stand seeing other people be successful.

Be certain there will be other left wing toilet paper manufacturing outlets that will play this up. No lefty loves a "tea bagger" - unless of course they're bashing Sarah Palin.

But give credit where credit is due. TPM did update the story to point out that Raul Labrador issued a statement to his supporters asking them to stop bashing Sarah Palin.

Today's best is Labrador who comes off as the adult here as well as the gracious opponent. By expressing his honest disappointment that Palin didn't back him, he gives more credence to his candidacy and demonstrates that when Republicans disagree they can do so agreeably and not look like the whackos on the left who go into convulsions everytime Palin does something. Nor should the right wing blogosphere turn into or act like some highly paid media talk show host who delves deep into the research budget and skillfully crafts words to support his opposition to Sarah Palin with facts, maturity and the poetic and deeply thought provoking lyric verse "that woman is an idiot."

We are in primary battles. Some of us are going to support one candidate. Others are going to support their opponent. Primaries are the time to duke it out - a process which Palin has said helps make the GOP a stronger party. If the GOP is going to be the strongest party that it can be and put up the most tested and vetted candidates then we need to remember Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.

When the smoke clears and 2010 is settled, we are going to have to unite and take back our once beautiful city on a hill. I would hope the people who don't feel as strongly about Palin as I do who are in the foxhole with me will be more like Labrador and less like Baumbach who, if he was with my unit, should be the one who goes first to draw the enemy's fire.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Financial Madness Must Stop

That flushing sound you just heard was a trillion dollars of stimulus money going down the toilet. Sold as a "jobs program" last year by the Obama administration, Congress passed the Economic Recovery Act along with additional earmark legislation to the tune of over one trillion dollars, an amount which could have created millions of jobs even with equal deficits had we just cut taxes and eliminated the corporate income tax.

Economists and proponents of supply side economics pressed a deaf administration last year to consider anything from a hybrid of tax cuts and bailouts to an all out tax holiday for one year. The administration didn't listen and instead took our hard earned taxpayer  dollars and gave them to poorly run states so that they could keep their bureaucrats (you know those same people who lose our paperwork or deny us our land use permits) while millions of us private sector folks filed unemployment claims.

If that doesn't piss you off, consider what Sarah Palin said yesterday on the Fox Business Channel. Individuals did not benefit from the bailout. Big banks and corporations with ties inside the beltway and lobbyists did.

We lost 2.6 million jobs in 2008 and 4 million jobs in 2009. Over 6 million jobs and one trillion dollars flushed down the drain by the Obama administration and the drunken sailor-like spending spree Congress.

The madness must stop.

Mr. President!

Get to work!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Huffington Post Hits Sarah Palin Over the Head With a Dead Body

Huffington Post writer "Shannyn Moore apparently thinks it's appropriate to dig up the corpse of [former Alaska Governor] Wally Hickel and bash Sarah Palin over the head with it," according to God, Guts and Sarah Palin in a post that was also published on Conservatives4Palin. Moore accuses Palin of "crashing the funeral" and goes on to use a disagreement between Hickel and Palin to form the basis of her irreverent hit piece. Arianna Huffington who so hypocritically criticized Roger Ailes by telling him that hate mongering stuff on her website is "not approved" must have approved of Shannyn Moore's article since it appeared on The Huffington Post yesterday.

This is the same Huffington who has allowed the smearing of Palin on her website since August 2008. Yet she attacked Glenn Beck for forcing Van Jones out of office barely two months after the Alaska bloggers and frivolous ethics complaint filers were prominently played up on her website in the days leading up to Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska. In fact, she used many of the same arguments that Palin supporters used to explain her resignation. What was good for the goose surely was not good for the gander, especially when working within intellectually dishonest confines.

This isn't the first time Shannyn Moore has been in hot water for posting hate on Huffington Post. She was singled out by Palin's attorney Thomas Van Flein for appearing on MSNBC and talking about allegations of a non-existent federal indictment which she was speculating could have been the reason for Palin's resignation. Moore, not hiding the fact that she was rooting on this rumor to be true, also wrote this on the Huffington Post at that time:
For weeks the rumors of a criminal investigation against the governor have been brewing. They are rumors, but are swirling fresh again with Palin's resignation. I'm holding my breath for the other "Naughty Monkey" to drop. Another theory for the resignation is that the Palins would have to disclose the book deal as well as other financial details as governor.
Moore is connected with a group of Alaska bloggers who started smearing Sarah Palin when Celtic Diva was named the official Alaska DNC blogger. During the 2008 presidential campaign, almost all of the misinformation about Governor Palin came from Alaska, partly from local Democrats like Kim Elton (of Troopergate fame) and from “progressive” bloggers.

Jeanne Devon championed the work of the Wasilla Project, which was a documentary series being produced by an independent film maker for the sole purpose of smearing Sarah Palin. The project sought out Wasilla's biggest malcontents and paraded them out to speak about baseless claims against Sarah Palin on vidoes posted on YouTube. All the smears put forth by the Wasilla Project were eventually debunked despite causing damage to Palin's reputation. This is the group responsible for the rape kit rumors.

Shannyn Moore connects the whole group with the Wasilla Project in her blog Sarah Palin Blames Bloggers:

Feeling like an endangered species, Alaska progressives are tight. The Alaska Bloggers are tighter. Right after the nomination of Sarah Palin for VP, Wasilla blogger, musician, professor, and all around renaissance man, Phil Munger, threw a party at his home-the first of many. Secrecies were sworn; we were not alone in front of our computers-we had each other; Mudflats, Immoral Minority,
Writing Raven, Celtic Diva, Progressive Alaska, Alaska Report, What Do I Know, and myself, Just a Girl From Homer. Documentary crews interviewed us and protected anonymous identities at the time.

Documentary crews? There was only one documentary crew covering Sarah Palin during the campaign and that was The Wasilla Project. The below is quoted from The Wasilla Project website which is no longer online:

We've been featured on some major alternative blogs: Huffington Post, Alternet, Crooks and Liars, Wreck and Salvage among others. And we've also featured on blogs from our good friends in Alaska: Mudflats, Progressive Alaska, Shannyn Moore. Some highlights for us during the project were being on the front page of Huffington Post once and on the front page of Salon for 3 days.

And we had kind of creepy coverage in the (Anchorage) Daily News.

Ah, but the real hate mongering of today is happening in The Huffington Post where the leftovers of the Palin smear campaign have gone to continue their evil work.

Billoreilly.com explains more:

Internet sleuth Amanda Carpenter reported that left-wing blogs are gleefully attacking Bristol and Sarah Palin. "If you go to a site like the Huffington Post," Carpenter said, "they smear Bristol Palin to make a political point about her mother. They use her as a prop. Arianna Huffington permits this kind of speech to take place on her web site, she wants people on there commenting." The Factor expressed disgust at the Huffington Post and its proprietress. "Arianna Huffington is the darling of the mainstream media, but she promotes and revels in hateful comments. Huffington can make a ton of money trafficking in this kind of stuff, and it says we are just not an honest country any longer."

The Huffington Post hypocrisy is glaringly obvious considering its connections with the Alaska bloggers, the group which is also linked to the frivolous ethics complaints, whether they filed them or cheerled them on their blogs. These "supposedly independent" Alaskans who filed these ethics complaints provided the fodder that eventually ground the Alaskan state government to a hault. Then they turned around and claimed Palin was a quitter or that she was involved in some wrong doing to explain her resignation. They did all of this to get rid of Palin. So when she finally did resign, what did the hypocrites do? They complained about her resigning. Now they're whining because she's big time nationally and free to make and raise a log of money. 

Which brings me back to the damned if you, damned if you don't scenario that hypocrites like Huffington and her minions create so they leave open both arguments eliminating the need for facts. Uffda explains this tactic best:
Wow. How hateful. I can totally see why Shannyn felt the need to use Hickel's funeral to further her own political agenda.

Remember when Sarah sent out a tweet for Hickel and Moore's partner-in-obsession Geoffrey Dunn was like, "What, that's it? Just a tweet?"

Trust me, if Sarah had not attended or had said nothing at all about Hickel yesterday, Shannyn would be screaming, "See how horrible she is! An icon, a founding father of Alaska died and she doesn't care! She's a horrible witch!"
Remember the name Geoffrey Dunn, another Huffington Post hate mongerer. You will be seeing it a lot when fair minded people debunk all of his lies about The Lies of Sarah Palin when it is released.

Ah, they stab it with their steely knives, but they just can't kill the beast!

Quote of the Day 05/19/10 - Alaska Trash Blogger Hits New Low

From God, Guts, & Sarah Palin:
The Sarah Palin [Shannyn Moore] hates doesn't even exist. She fears a Palin of her own mental making. And she trashes that mental image because without it she'd be nothing.
I've referred to it before as "creating your own monster." Listen to the Bob and Mark Show clip. Every rung of that leader is spelled S-A-R-A-H  P-A-L-I-N.

It's sad that Ms. Moore would stoop so low as to use a funeral and quote a dead man to trash Sarah Palin.

They're out of ammo I guess.

(Update: Huffington Post prints Shannyn Moore Hate Piece)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Quote of the Day 05/18/10 & Election Coverage On Hannity Tonight

Josh Painter of Texas for Palin introduces Sarah Palin's Facebook Note of today like this:
Tuesday morning on her Facebook Notes page, Sarah Palin gutted the Obama Administration like a red salmon for its endliess apologies to China and preposterous pandering to opponents of the popular Arizona immigration law...
And in 2012 she'll field dress him like a moose, too!

Also, FYI, Sarah Palin will be on Hannity tonight. - h/t Conservatives4Palin

Monday, May 17, 2010

Today's Comments 5/17/10

Rather than compose an article on a particular subject, I prefer to jump around today because there is a lot of nonsense going on in Liberalia.

First of all, it looks the Miss USA Pageant made another politically correct move this year in crowning Miss Michigan Rima Fakih over Miss Oklahoma Elizabeth Woolard who supported Arizona's immigration law during her question and answer session. Woolard becomes this year's Carrie Prejean.

Keith Olbermann proves once again what a nasty, snarling and foaming at the mouth, rabid psychotic he is in a tirade he unleashed at Sarah Palin as he named her Worst Person in the World on his show, Countdown. Oh and by the way Keith, if Palin does have to show up with her army we'll be there.

The Great "O"pologizer has done it again. President Obama apologized to China for the Arizona immigration law. Apparently we can't send a girl's basketball team to Arizona but we can send our bungling, bowing president to China.

Given the way Elena Kagan once gushed over Barack Obama, it's not a stretch to assume that she is ideologically aligned with the statist liberal views of the president. What would any logically thinking person think about me if there were any questions about me having a conservative view in line with Ronald Reagan's philosophy if they read my Ronald Reagan page? Come on Ms. Kagan, just be honest with us and tell us what a god you think Barack Obama is during the confirmation hearings, okay?

Talk about putting lipstick on a pig. John Kerry plans to unveil a repackaged cap and tax bill and have us believe it's something different. So when the vacuum salesman comes back a second time and tells you "well this is an upright electric broom, not a vacuum cleaner," just let him know it still sucks.

Let's help our younger friends understand history and recognize the parallels. Barack Obama is Jimmy Carter. Mahmoud Aminejad is Leonid Brezhnev. Our lack of effective policy on Iranian nuclear plans is similar to our lack of effective policy in containing the Soviet Union during the late 1970's. We are taxing and spending at an unprecedented rate. Unemployment is up and inflation worries loom on the horizon. Been there, done that. Guess who Ronald Reagan is?

I want you all to think hard about this one. Passion, excitement and unbridled patriotism led America out of the decline of the 1970's. It will take the same kind of exuberance to get it done again as we dig ourselves out of the Obama mess. Who best can lead us and who best can elicit that type of response from the people?

Be not afraid fellow Republicans and conservatives. Together we can build an army. They can't do anything to Sarah Palin if we all band together.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

She's Running

Why would she do all this work? Don't just listen to me. Listen to Texas for Palin which quotes The Right Guy. Look at how strong Sarah Palin has been in her interviews and in her speeches. A friend of mine who hadn't followed or seen any Palin stuff in the last four months was impressed with her interview with Greta. He made the point that she has gotten even better than she was when she ran for vice president.


If anyone read any of my posts during the period between the 2008 election and the release of Going Rogue: An American Life, I specifically made it a point to focus readers on the fact that if you think she's big now, wait until 2012 when she will be a political behemoth.

She's only half way there.

The fact that Palin has refused to accept her media role as a snapshot in time and fade away as asked by left wing press proves this blogger's point that Sarah Palin has always been an evolving candidate pushing aside adversity and moving forward with all eyes on the future. In my observations, I have always felt (and still do) that she even outshines and exceeds my political expectations. It's why she's such an exciting candidate to follow.

One of the principles of success I studied when I was involved in another business back in the 1990's was that of compressing time frames. This explains why instead of cashing in on $100,000 a week income by giving one speech a week - more than enough money to live on - Palin is giving speech after speech, interview after interview and shooting out Facebook post after Facebook post.

I'm not the shapest knife in the drawer; but I would think if you were running for president you'd need more than a few million dollars to do it given how big the war chests of Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are. Sarah Palin knows she only has less than 2 1/2 years left to get into position to take down President Obama. And she's capably squeezing eight years of work into that time frame.

That's why I know she's running.

You will also notice that the criticisms of her being too shallow, not intellectually curious and uninformed on the substance of issues are quickly being swept away not because she's whining about them but because she's doing something about it. No longer surrounded by the idiots who helped orchestrate John McCain's electoral loss in 2008, Palin is building a staff of advisers and engaging herself with politicos across the country. While this is still a work in progress, it is a fine work in progress which will look beautiful on the canvas of Palin's political life once the picture is fully painted.

Hang on folks. The ride only gets wilder from here.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Palin Blitzkrieg (Updated)

I'm exhausted. You'd think I just gave five speeches and two interviews in 48 hours. Keeping up with Sarah Palin is harder than going to a NASCAR race. I thought keeping up with 43 cars over 500 laps was a tough job even with the new scoreboard they have at Richmond International Raceway. But this Palin thing is ridiculous. She's an energy burst the likes I've never seen before.

When I got my book signed in Fairfax, VA, I noticed one thing about Sarah Palin. She is hyper. She radiates an excitement along with an organized but fast paced way of doing things. I'm from New York originally. It's normal there to run into "time is money" fast paced people. But, who is this lady from Alaska? In today's America, it is more the exception than the norm that you find someone who can get the most bang for their buck out of the one commodity that is more important than money - time. 

We are dealing with a woman who has to compress time frames. Ronald Reagan hit the scene in 1964 and was not elected until 1980. Sarah Palin doesn't have 16 years to prep herself to become president. She only has two and a half years left. I argue this with Gingrich and Romney supporters all the time who tell me they like Sarah but that their guy is older and she will still be here in eight years at which time they will gladly support her for president.

Under most conditions, I'd say they're right. But there are two mitigating factors here. We have the most radical president ever elected in our nation's history running us into financial ruin while he weakens our defense status in front of the world (even if you concede all liberal arguments except for the one about how we are perceived) and who is growing an incredibly cumbersome if not over-controlling government with bureaucracies that threaten our liberties even if unintentionally (I won't argue motive here simply for the sake of the expediency of my argument) at the same time. And we have the political rarity of a Reaganesque figure right here right now that can stop him. She is ready to go forward with a set of principles, values and a work ethic that only such a national emergency like the destruction our national fiber can require immediately.

There are some in the Republican Party and some in the Tea Party movement who may be willing to support Palin down the road but who are too leery right now to make that commitment because they're afraid that we might get our "best monster" killed in battle because she's too young or she's too new. There are some who would be willing to wait until she got into her late fifties or even early sixties before supporting her especially after the wet behind the ears youngster we have occupying the oval office right now. But when a baseball team needs pitching and you have someone that just came up from the minor leagues with one of the best fastballs you've ever seen, you got to put them in and have faith they don't throw their arm out. We're probably going to lose  if we don't. If we do, we got a shot.

Bringing in a time tested veteran right now is only going to slow down the process of returning America to greatness. There are good quality politicians with good ideas who share our Constitutional values. Don't get me wrong. But they move at a politician's pace.

How long does it take Palin to give an hour and a half speech in Chicago? Forty minutes.

If her delivery was too fast let's just hope she can govern that way. We'll be at the shining city on a hill in no time.

Don't worry about what the media says. Replace Reagan's age issue with Palin's sex issue and both candidates have the same strengths and perceived weaknesses at the same time in their pre-electoral histories at similarly historic crossroads. And the media basically says the same things about them. That should give you your answer right there.

Wednesday night, Palin spoke in Chicago. Yesterday she did a phone interview with Megyn Kelly. Then she wrote a Facebook note. Then she spoke in Michigan. This morning she spoke in Washington, DC, but that was only after getting up early and doing an interview with Greta Van Susteren. She is currently snarling traffic at a speech in North Carolina after which she will go to South Carolina to stump for Nikki Haley. At some point this morning she also squeezed in some time for another Facebook note.

(UPDATE: Sarah Palin also appeared with AZ Governor Jan Brewer on Saturday 5/15/10 and will be appearing with New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez on Sunday 5/16/10. She also wrote another Facebook note. I on the other hand got a lttle work done in my business and got my ex-wife's lawn cut and my lawn cut. I am now enjoying a product of the working class whose best friend floats at the bottom of a glass. I am so not worthy.)

(UPDATE 2: I can't update fast enough. A new Facebook note and another appearance at 9 am tomorrow morning - it's 1:27 am EDT as I write this. "I’m also excited to join Susana at the 9:00 am rally tomorrow, Sunday, May 16th, at the Albuquerque Marriott Grand Ballroom, located at 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE. Space is limited, so please click here to RSVP if you can swing by and join us.")

I'm not one to give Sarah Palin advice or write something that might be taken out of context by the lamestream media, but as a strong supporter of Sarah who is a mere mortal that may not have the capability of understanding, I ask her to please eat a high calorie meal and take a deep breath. She has been saying a lot (and its all substance folks) quickly and she's not looking like she's going to fail Michelle Obama's BMI test (and she's all gorgeous folks). But if she can't slow down and throw on a couple of pounds for herself at least do it for me. I'm about ready to pass out.

But seriously, this woman is working like a dog (and its all pitbull folks) to save her country. Her work ethic is beyond incredible. If this is not an example of unbridled leadership, I don't know what else is. And she's doing this for us. I feel guilty that she's killing herself like this for my vision of America and I haven't even been able to get the lawn cut yet.

The liberals can say all they want about her from the couches where they watch Countdown eating Bon Bons, the basements where they spew out their blogs or the sugar powder and donut crumb laden desks over at the New York Times or CBS news where they work on their hit peices. But they can't say she's not outworking them.

I know we Palinistas get harrassed for worshipping Sarah. After listening to Elena Kagan gush on about Barack Obama, I can understand how some folks might want to puke if I turn on the rhetorical sweet talk. But the truth of the matter is she deserves it. She's earned it.

I remember cutting a picture out of the paper of Nancy Reagan looking up adoringly at Ronnie giving a speech and putting it in my high school underground newspaper where I wrote a caption underneath it: "Ronnie, you're a god." I read an article yesterday where the writer caught Todd looking at Sarah that same way during one of her speeches. I saw the look in people's eyes at Reagan speeches. I see that same look again now at Palin speeches.

While she's one of us and we should normally never put people on pedestals because thats from where they can fall, she deserves our admiration and she deserves to be called our leader because of what she is doing to help us take back our country.

Lloyd Marcus wrote:
Palin is not the leader of the Tea Party Movement because it does not require a leader at this time. Self appointed leaders are frauds. True leaders are selected by the people. If, or when the Tea Party movement demands a leader, Palin is a very strong contender.
While some self appointed leaders form a community which they want to organize, this community will someday organize to select its leader.

Listen. You hear it yet? It's getting louder.

Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Purism, Pragmatism and Going It Alone

I hope you all find my Townhall blog post Balancing Purism and Pragmatism to be an interesting read. It seems there is a bit of a tug between the Tea Party movement and the Republican party when it comes to candidates. I take a political science approach to the subject because I think it's not an "either or" situation.

As a business owner, I find that the purist ideals of our mission statement sometimes run into the hard realities of life. And while we should never take shortcuts, compromise our integrity or lose focus on our main objectives and future vision of our company, it is always important to remember that you sometimes have to pick and choose your battles and be flexible, decisive and pragmatic in addressing problems. It may not always look like the right answer at the moment. But when you look down the line at the probable outcome, if you get to your goal it's well worth it when you can kick back and say "now that was leadership!"

Sarah Palin is beholden to no one. She is beholden to the American ideal. She is a servant who is willing to take the slings and arrows of political misfortune if necessary in order to do what she feels must be done to win our country back. As it is with running a business or a family, you sometimes make decisions that are not understood or not well taken. But eventually the family or your business associates come back later and thank you for being a good mother or a good leader.

Activists need to back the “best conservatives we can elect,” Palin told the crowd in Chicago last night, and said that activists have to have some pragmatism about electability.

Warner Todd Huston explains this pragmatism:
This is a perfect echo of the old William F. Buckley principle that, in Palin's words, "the conservative with the best shot of winning" will get her support. Buckely is famous for having supported the most conservative candidate that had a chance of winning election as opposed to simply the most conservative candidate. Apparently, Palin is taking this page from Buckley's playbook.
Sometimes leaders go it alone for the good of the group, but they don't always have to.

Read more on Sarah Palin Information Blog. Gary P, who has been an invaluable asset to the Palin cause, writes another excellent piece that incorporates Karen Allen's video above.

Great read: Conservative. But Also Republican. This describes me perfectly.

Good Palin reads:
Ronald Reagan was born in Illinois — and so was Sarah Palin’s 2012 presidential campaign.
Packed house roars with cheers for Sarah Palin in Obama country (Updated)
Sun-Times: Sarah Palin impresses top Republicans at Illinois fundraiser

This tweet by Sarah Palin got over 100 retweets:

Highland Park says ok 4 student trip 2 CHINA,but not r sister state-Arizona-bc they fear AZ's"not aligned w/r beliefs&values" And CHINA is?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

VIDEO: Sarah Palin draws hundreds to Rainbow Omega fundraiser

NBC13 coverage of speech at Rainbow Omega Fundraiser Tuesday night in Birmingham

Press conference after the speech:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Purging the Ranks

It's time to get rid of the dead wood. We are preparing to go into battle against the forces of liberalism, radicalism and those bent on the destruction of the United States. And yet we still have a few whining cry babies on our side who are throwing hissy fits because they can't understand that Sarah Palin thinks 55 electoral votes are important enough to winning in 2012 and she didn't pick "their guy." It's better to know now who will be there in the end. Cutting a few fringe right wingers to save our country may not be a bad move, even if it was an unintended outcome.

While I have no problem with any conservative that wants to back Chuck DeVore or feels in their heart that he is the better candidate, I find it bitterly distasteful that they would take their vitriol out on Sarah Palin. Word to the whiners: you would have eventually jumped off the "Take the Shining City on a Hill" Express at some point just because you didn't get your way down the road. I'm glad it's now rather than later. The last thing we need is a bunch of you "my dogma is more important than my nation" types getting pissed off and "tweeting from the hip."

I have a word to those who want to be negative. I don't shoot first. But I shoot back, sometimes with more rounds than are necessary.

If you're going to get mad at Sarah Palin because she didn't back a "strip the California budget to bare nothing and re-establish purism" Republican to win a Senate race in California then you're nuts. And by the way, Carly Fiorina is about as ideologically pure as Scott Brown is, maybe moreso. It's funny how some of you folks thought it was great that Brown won in Massachusetts, but Carly's not good for California? I would have loved to have seen the reaction after Palin's endorsement of Brown had a more conservative candidate been trying to split the ticket and hand it to a RINO like Tom Campbell.

I'm a firm believer in the 2nd amendment. I have no right to take away your rhetorical guns. But just remember, the foxhole will be filled with Americans that want people who will spend more time and energy going after liberals, Democrats and Obama than they will with having to deal with a bunch of babies who are crying because "Sawah didn't pick my guy."

Sarah Palin tested you to see if you were more interested in the cause of America or if you were just interested in bashing her. You failed the test.

I'm all for a big tent. If you're out, it's your choice. Say so now. The rest of us are going to continue charging the hill.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Quote of the Day 05/07/10

Ted Nugent hits the note on his argument against financial reform.

Not only is he great with a guitar or a gun, he handles a pen/keyboard pretty well, too. This is some top notch writing from the Motor City Madman!
America is going bankrupt not because of crooked and unethical Wall Street investment bankers. We are in this financial morass because of a bloated, ineffective, unaccountable and wasteful Fedzilla.
I'm going to break out the Cat Scratch Fever Album and have a cold one.

How to Ride an Elephant and a Tiger at the Same Time

Sarah Palin has straddled the border between party loyalty and political purity since the first day of her political life. When a political purist gets sucked over to the other side, they lose their soul. When a political purist stays on their side, they lose elections. So how do you find a way to keep your soul and win elections?

Sarah Palin takes a lot of unjust heat from the left. They manufacture lies about her. They make stuff up about her family. All in all, their discussions of Sarah Palin are worthless. They neither provide any intelligent political thought nor do they represent Palin properly. But when she takes it from the right there are other reasons for it. For some unknown reason - I don't know, maybe we're just grown ups and know how to communicate with each other - we can have a more lively and vigorous debate about Sarah Palin. And we can do it with real issues, too!

Sarah Palin bucked the Republican party and endorsed Doug Hoffman in New York's 23rd. She supported Scott Brown. She endorsed Rand Paul. These are not your garden variety Republicans. People in Republican circles were saying that she couldn't become president because she didn't have the support of party insiders. She's too extreme. She's too closely aligned with the Tea Party.

Then she backed John McCain and Carly Fiorino. The GOP establishment that once hated her now started liking her and started pouring money into those campaigns like crazy. Some folks in the Tea Party who loved her for bucking the establishment on the other hand got upset with her. I wonder if they would say she couldn't become president because she's too much of a party insider. She's a RINO. She's too closely aligned with the GOP establishment.

Well, which is it?

It's neither.

Sarah Palin is Sarah Palin. Today she may endorse a Carly Fiorino. Tomorrow she may endorse another Rand Paul.

One thing I have learned is all the poli sci stuff I took in college doesn't apply to Sarah Palin. I'm not going to tell you I definitively know what she's doing. Pissing off a wing of the base is not textbook political science. The textbook says zip it and don't get involved in California. But Palin is not textbook.

In evaluating the Carly Fiorina thing today, it may look like a disaster. But if history dictates anything, whenever Palin appears to show symptoms of political illness it usually turns out to be an optical illusion that is better explained in hindsight after figuring out that it's another one of those outside the box things that keeps making more sense the further out you go. We're mere mortals. Palin is a long term thinker.

Today she's breaking conservative hearts and everyone is asking "why Sarah, why?" Who knows. Tomorrow we may all look back and call her a genius when she carries the state of California in the 2012 election. Look at her resignation. We all asked "why Sarah, why?" In hindsight we realize now that it was a stroke of genius, her Kobayashi Maru.

I understand how some in the Tea Party and conservative movement feel. I, too, was a little taken aback by the Fiorina endorsement. Like with Palin's resignation, I will come to understand it in time. I know this because I believe in Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin is building the big tent that we are going to need to take back the shining city on a hill. Sometimes some of the people she invites into that tent are not going to like some of the other people she invited into that tent and vice verse.

Our job is to go sit at whatever table we want to sit at and don't worry about those "Ronulans" over there or those "GOP Insiders" or those "Hucksters" and so on. You see, our real political enemy is Barack Obama and the Democratic machine.

Sarah knows she cannot sell her soul. But she also knows that alienating the doormen is not the best way of getting into the castle that sits atop the shining city either - even if some of the troops behind her are upset that she would fraternize with such "types."

I know purists are upset at Sarah Palin. I understand that. I believe in the Tea Party movement and see what it can do if it infiltrates and becomes the establishment. I believe in conservatism and see what it can do as a guiding philosophy for political leaders. I'm also a Reagan Republican. I believe in the Republican party and what it can do under the right leadership as well. The intended outcome should be a benefit to all these things.

Ronald Reagan may have been one of the unwashed masses; but every once in a while he had to don the tux and go sit with some party big whigs. It's an inevitable part of doing business. We're going to have to govern some day. While getting there may start with clinging to your dogma while waving Gadsden flags in a field, ultimately how you form coalitions and enact policy on the electoral playing field and in the halls of Congress requires a balancing act between purism and pragmatism.

If you wanted to run your company better, would you piss off the people on the board of directors or would you try to infiltrate them, mingle with them and eventually win them over to your side? It's better to improve the elements of your own company rather than to alienate them if you are trying to beat your competitor.

Somewhere along the way we are going to have to realize that the tent starts over at John McCain on the left and goes all the way over to Ron Paul on right. Obama's got a big army and we need numbers.

You can't please all the people all the time. If you do, it means you're either being all things to all people or you're just hanging around with a small base. Is that what you want Sarah Palin to do?

If Sarah Palin can ride the Tea Party tiger and keep it invigorated and ride the Republican elephant and keep it going in the right direction at the same time it will be political gymnastics on the purism-pragmatism balance beam the likes we have not seen since Ronald Reagan.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Testing My Loyalty To Sarah Palin

I remember my first "moment of doubt." The Fox News Alert flashed on my computer. It was Troopergate. I took a deep breath, researched it and waited for a response from Sarah Palin. Albeit a nervous response, Palin's response was consistent with the online research I did the night before. It was a left wing conspiracy and Trooper Wooten was a jerk. Alaska law said Monegan served at the will of the governor. I trusted Sarah and I believed her.

I remember my second "moment of doubt." A friend called me to tell me that Sarah Palin was resigning. I listened to her speech. The next morning I read her tweets and the letter she had written telling her fans to hang in there. I believed her. I realized then that I would always trust Sarah Palin. From that moment on I decided that I would handle anything else that would ever happen to her down the road like this: trust her and wait.

So with that, my position on this Fiorina issue has been queued up since July 3, 2009. Hit play.

"Regardless of what it may look like, I trust Sarah Palin."

This "third moment of doubt" is very different from the first two. It does not involve any outside forces acting on Sarah Palin which causes her to be forced to respond. This one involves an active conscious decision that Sarah Palin has made - one which she could have sat out. And this one doesn't involve me and how I feel about Sarah; it involves others.

Had people turned on Sarah because of Troopergate or her resignation, I would have chalked it up to weakness. Those who could not stomach left wing smears probably would be pretty wishy washy supporters anyway. If Troopergate had turned out to be true abuse of power or if her resignation was the result of a pending investigation or something she had done wrong, it would have been devastatingly heartbreaking. The closest thing I ever experienced to that was when Mark Sanford admitted his affair. I still well up thinking about it.

But this is not a Sanford moment even though some in the conservative movement may be reacting like it is. Endorsing Carly Fiorina is not going to cost Sarah Palin my support. But I understand why others would question her; and it does give me a worried mind that she may lose other supporters even if I'm not one of them. I understand political science. I understand that Sarah Palin made a very calculated decision and took a political risk that will raise some ire with some folks in the Tea Party movement.

I never liked playing the politics of hope: picking a candidate and hoping they would get out of a jam even when criticism was just. But there was a time when I hoped Reagan would survive Iran-Contra and there was a time I hoped Palin would survive her resignation. These are the only two moments I have ever gone against my policy on the politics of hope. I realized that my love and loyalty for these two individuals was an exception to the rule of how I view politicians. I only waive this rule when I have total faith. And it's only happened twice in 46 years.

I'm going to waive the rule again. It is unprecedented that I would waive it a second time for the same candidate. I've been through hell and back with Sarah Palin. I get my ass rhetorically kicked on line and in real life. But she's always been worth fighting for.

I pushed all in the day after her RNC speech. I have to play the hand. I will not fold unless they show me the video of her robbing the bank. I'm playing the hand to the end. When the final call is made and everyone turns over, I'm hoping my pocket aces are good enough to win. The river card isn't helping me right now. I just have to wait for the flop.

I am not going to give her the John McCain pass on this one. But in the same respect, I'm not a Californian. I wasn't a big follower of the race until now. I thought the winds were blowing in Devore's favor from what I was seeing in the blogosphere. But, I knew he was down on money and too far to the right for California (not that his ideology is too far right for me, far be it - I wanted Tom McClintock to win the gubernatorial primary years back but he was in the same boat as Devore is today).

I will say this. It is a gutsy call on her part. I understand the politics of it. A favor like this can be called down the road. Palin may even have a strategy to win California in 2012. In the past I have found that I am simply a mere mortal when it comes to Sarah Palin. While her genious is never visible at the moment she does something, when all plays out she ends up looking brilliant. She is an outside the box thinker. Our "by the textbook" brains are just not worthy of her. I feel so guilty about having a moment of doubt when it first broke on Twitter. I know I'm wrong. But it doesn't mean I'm not scared.

Palin could lose the support of her base or she can convince enough people that she is not the right wing zealot the media plays her out to be. Politically, this may not be a bad move given the fact that any support she might lose would come back to her if those people were ever forced to choose between her and Obama. Or it could be a disaster. Only time will tell.

I know, in the short term, this is going to kill her Tea Party base. But successful people don't think short term. So all I can do is swallow, respect the fact that unlike the loons on the left some of my friends on the right are going to have legitimate reasons to criticize her and hope they don't let this be the thing that breaks up the movement and destroys our chance of taking back the shining city on a hill.

Okay, Sarah. I trust you.

The Left Is Frightened About A Documentary?


Let's defeat them now by signing the petition in support of Sarah Palin's Alaska.

Also, please buzz up this article.

You can also call Discovery Channel at (240)662‑2000 to show your support (special thanks to liberal blogger Mike for providing the number).

Understand that the level of opposition to Sarah Palin will always be proportional to the level of effect she is anticipated to have. Even I at first thought it was no big deal that some people might be opposed to Sarah Palin doing a documentary on Alaska. But the usual red flags went up when I saw the level of effort that the left was putting into opposing this documentary.

Hmmm, maybe this video might humanize Sarah Palin and cause more independents to like her? Maybe she would reveal a truth about life in Alaska that blows their "environmental" cause out of the water?

Always look for the smoke machine when the left is afraid of something about Sarah Palin.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Liberal Blogger Gives Us Phone Number to Call Discovery Channel To Support Sarah Palin

Thanks to @MadMikeAmerica we have a phone number that we can call to register our support for Sarah Palin's Alaska documentary to be aired on the Discovery Channel. Click on his website through the link on his tweet and do the exact opposite of what he is asking people to do on his blog.

Please call (240) 662‑2000 to speak to Discovery Channel. Also click on the box on the right to sign the petition showing your support for Sarah Palin.

Thanks, Mike!

Quote of the Day 05/05/10

S.E. Cupp from her column in the New York Daily News:
Now there's another menace lurking in the shadows of the dugout, someone so ugly, so vindictive, so polarizing that with every word he utters he is bastardizing whatever sanctity remains of the game [of baseball].

His name is Keith Olbermann.


So let's get this straight. Limbaugh is too conservative for football, evangelical minister the Rev. Franklin Graham is too Christian for the National Day of Prayer, and Islam is too touchy for "South Park."

Meantime, Olbermann's misogyny, race-baiting and fear-mongering makes him a perfect voice for America's national pastime?
She writes with the precision of a surgeon.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Tyranny of the Minority" - What My Townhall Blog Post Really Means

I hope you will find my latest posting on Townhall.com Tyranny of the Minority an interesting read. I've been in love with the shining city on a hill ever since the first time I heard Ronald Reagan describe it. There were two things which motivated me to write the Townhall posting: this and this. I strongly encourage those who are too young to remember the Reagan years to understand them in the context of today's political environment. Understand that it can be that way again if you are willing to fight for it.

Mark W. Hendrickson did the best job I have ever seen in making the connection between Sarah Palin and Ronald Reagan. While some may think I live in the past, lamenting over the loss of the city, others may see me as looking toward the future - toward a day when we would get that city back. For some of you young 'uns who missed it the first time around: we're going to get there again.

Most of the people who read my blogs are like minded Palin supporting Reagan conservatives. But this post today is not just for them. It's for those who don't really understand fully what I'm talking about in terms of how the city can really shine. And it's for those who may want it to shine like I do but who don't yet have enough confidence or faith in Sarah Palin.

Trust her.

Understand why the liberal media lies to us and don't be taken aback by what they say about Sarah Palin. Mark W. Hendrickson explains it best when he writes "The political left is... desperate to halt Sarah Palin's political career now, before she can grow more formidable and possibly develop into her generation's Reagan."

For more, please read Liberty's Lamp

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I Bet Your Iceberg against My Tsunami

Anyone who has been following the liberal / conservative battle for decades knows that prior to the Tea Party movement, conservatives were a very docile bunch. They were dubbed "the silent majority." They worked, raised families, built businesses, went to church and voted Republican every first Tuesday in August. They weren't rabble rousers who went to rallies which would end up with tear gas being fired and resistors were dragged off to jail. They didn't engage in the politics of personal destruction. They sure as heck would never be caught dead making propaganda videos or ginning up controversies on their blogs. They were "grown ups". They trusted the system - that the system would continously allow for "grown ups" to be elected to office. On November 4, 2008, they found out they were wrong and they took action.

It has always been a belief of mine that, like Ronald said, given the facts the American people will always make the right decision every time. But we were sheep being lead to a slaughter that we had no clue about. We followed the hope and we followed the change right into the pen. Then, suddenlty we realized that the media lied to us and we became agitated. We started clawing at the chicken wire. We wanted out and we were willing to get out at any cost. We were sheep no more.

Conservatives learned quickly that the liberals owned the board. They made the rules. As such, our only hope of defeating them would be to beat them at their own game. The "grown up" world filled with opportunity and freedom had been taken away from us. We were exiles from the shining city and we want to come home. Now.

With that drive and determination, we organized. We protested. We formed online groups and started blogging. We took over social media like Facebook and Twitter. We found a voice that was ours - a voice that had once been muzzled by Steve Schmidt in the 2008 election. But enough of what she was saying got out and people quickly ran to her rallies in droves.

While the Alaska bloggers and the mainstream media tried to silence that voice by spewing innuendo after innuendo and lie after lie, Sarah Palin kept talking and writing. They could not silence her even after 26 frivolous ethics violations were tossed out as frivolous. Every "iceberg," divorce allegation, perjury allegation, maternity of her child allegation and every other element including the kitchen sink turned up nothing. Zero. Nada.

Sarah Palin is the most vetted person in American history.

Using the Alinsky rules for radicals and the Shadow Party playbook, the right went to work. And boy did they do it right. Conservatives are smarter than liberals. Why? Because conservatives use facts. Liberals use spin. And while conservatives may have reluctantly decided to get their hands dirty, they knew it was either that or lose their freedom. The choice was an easy one to make. Where conservatives beat liberals at their own game is in one minor adjustment to the playbook. It's called telling the truth.

The liberals believe that if you repeat a lie long enough it eventually becomes the truth. So what if you repeated the truth over and over again long enough. Would it not become the truth too?

Polls suggest that most Americans now believe the media lies. With her followers repeating the mantra and Sarah Palin herself hammering it home, we can say that we have gotten that message to stick. According to Pew, 57% of the public have a negative view of the national news media.

As for the politics of personal destruction, let's consider this. For the last year and a half, liberals have been smearing Sarah Palin. What they have done to her is an abomination in the world of facts and journalism. But we were not going to sit idly by and watch the left destroy one of our great leaders and destroy our movement. We took to the blogosphere and fought for our cause.

The difference is we're not as reckless and irresponsible as the left. We don't make stuff up.

Let's look at how the media handled unfounded allegations that Sarah Palin's resignation as Alaska governor was because of a "pending federal indictment." According to rightpundits.com:

The Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Max Blumenthal at The Daily Beast, and Andrea Mitchell at MSNBC have all come out with the same story at approximately the same time. One would almost think it had been sent out in a memo to the Obama media to disperse as truth for it to have been so well coordinated.
Huffington Post writer Shannyn Moore was threatened with a lawsuit by Palin's attorney Thomas Van Flein after the FBI itself, in an unprecedented move, came out and immediately debunked allegations that Sarah Palin was facing a federal indictment.

Moore would later back track and defend herself by saying that she was merely reporting on rumors.

Okay. So the left has established under their rules that reporting rumors and false allegations is okay. Surely we on the right have just as much right to President Obama's garbage can as the left has to Sarah Palin's. What if there is an allegation about the president? Can we report that? We wouldn't be doing anything differently than what those on the left would be doing to one of ours had the shoes been on the other feet.

The National Enquirer is saying "top anti-Obama operatives are offering more than $1 million to witnesses to reveal what they know about the alleged hush-hush affair [between Barack Obama and campaign aide Vera Baker]." It kind of makes me feel a little better now knowing we can play that game too. The left has created a monster and now it's about to destroy their city. He who lives by the rhetorical sword will eventually die by the rhetorical sword.

It's sweet irony that their great "messiah" may now be facing the realities of something big and bad after all the left has tried to do to take down Sarah Palin. Just desserts are surely eaten best with a fork in the right hand rather than a spoon in the left. Is it possible that the right may actually be able to bring Barack Obama down using the same techniques that the left used on Palin? Stay tuned. Hotel surveillance tape is pending.

Not to turn this into a Keith Olbermann session where we quote non-credible sources as fact. Let me make this perfectly clear. As Shannyn Moore has said before: these are just rumors. Besides, if I thought the Olbermann-Palingates connection was a legitimate journalistic technique, I would have linked to Mofo Politics a long time ago (November 6, 2008 to be precise) to break this story - which also shows that these allegations have been bubbling under the surface for awhile. Only we're not children who get all giddy and run to our blogs to start running our mouths before we know what we're talking about. We don't get paid millions of dollars by MSNBC to connect crooked dots either.

We'll wait for the surveillance footage from the hotel where the two allegedly were staying.  We don't know if the president really had an affair. We're  just saying.

There's no iceberg folks. But there surely could be a tsunami coming.

Let's have a contest.

Jesse Griffin and cast, you keep spending all your time and resources trying to uncover the "mystery" of Trig Palin and I and those I'm aligned with in the conservative blogosphere will spend our time and resources trying to uncover the truth about Vera Baker.

I bet your iceberg against my tsunami.

May the best bloggers win.

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