Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Preparing for 1980

Since the inauguration and early bumblings of Barack Obama, it has been an observation that many of the things that are happening today parallel much of what has happened in the late 1970's. Consider this era "Jimmy Carter II." We all know who got elected president after Jimmy Carter I. But for those who are not as old as I am to remember or who never really heard about it in detail, there was Ted Kennedy who ran against Jimmy Carter in the presidential primary at a time when the Democrat party was split over whether or not Jimmy Carter should get a second term. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Hillary "Ted Kennedy" Clinton who could be running against Barack Obama in the 2012 primaries.

The latest statement from her husband, Bill Clinton, should tell you something. The Clinton's don't wing it. They do things for a reason. While Hillary Clinton is expanding her areas of discussion as secretary of state, Bill is laying out what the president should do and trying to bring stability to a currently nervous and split Democrat party in advance of his wife's candidacy. We have liberals who want the president to pull out of Afghanistan and we have moderates who are getting nervous that he might be too radical for this country. At some point, these two elements are going to have to clash.

Will the Democrat party risk its very existence on hope and change, fundamental transformation of America and ultimately socialism? Not if the Clintons have their way.

Why did Ted Kennedy run against Jimmy Carter in 1980? Bungling and the opportunity to finally grab that brass ring he had so longed for. Why will Hillary Clinton run against Barack Obama? Bungling and the opportunity to finally grab that brass ring she has so longed for.

Hillary will raise the issues on the minds of many Americans. She will point out Obama's foreign policy failures. She will refer back to her chastising of then Senator Obama for naievite about wanting to meet with dictators like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. She will revive the theme of her husband's campaign in 1992: it's the economy stupid. And the battle for the hearts and minds of the Democrat party will be on.

Hillary Clinton will not get the nomination. The power of the incumbency combined with the power of Obama's Chicago political machine will stop her. But it will be close. And it will open wounds in front of the American people who will be watching the process with great interest.

What will the mainstream media do? They will expose themselves as Democrat hacks with some speaking out on behalf of their beloved Obama while others will choose to get behind Hillary. Either way, the media is filled with Democrats. So enjoy the fight on screen there as well if Hillary runs.

The excuse to support Hillary? She would have a better chance to beat Sarah Palin in the general election. The media will go nuts with analysis, regurgitation of Democrat talking points and their usual mockery. The excuse to support Obama? Don't worry about Sarah Palin. She's a grade B movie actor with no foreign policy experience hockey mom with no national experience. He's finally figured out the job. He screwed this up. Let him fix it now.

Either way, the American people will wake up and see the Democrat circus for the farce that it is.

Quite frankly, if Hillary Clinton wins the nomination by some freak accident, it would make for an interesting scenario. We might have a woman versus woman battle for the presidency. Or, the sense of urgency to remove Obama would be gone and Palin could take the Reagan route by waiting until she was a little older and let Hillary clean up part of the mess first. It raises the question is this 1964 or 1980? I lean heavily toward 1980, but I never rule out 1964.

Hillary is still a Democrat and would not revive the shining city on a hill. But she would be in a less dangerous position since her job would be to do some clean up work, unlike in 2008 when she was in a position to institutionalize the moderately left socially liberal welfare state with its crony capitalism face that says "look, we're still free market here."

I told friends in 2008 if Hillary wins the primaries, she will institutionalize liberalism. If Obama wins, he will come in radically hard and do his damnest to install socialism but he will be too wet behind the ears to make it work. What Hillary would do had she been elected in 2008 would take 25 years to undo. What Obama is doing (as I had anticipated), I said, will take about 5 years to fix.

Thus, the first term of any new president in 2012, whether it be Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney or some Joe off the street will be to clean up the mess. It will not be until the next president's second term that that individual will have a chance to shine. Reagan cleaned up Carter's mess in 3 years. Reagan is Reagan. Only Palin would have a remote shot of doing that, but chances are she would need her whole first term just to right the ship.

Obama will be renominated. If the Republicans are smart, they will read not only the playbook, but the history book. The strategy: let the Democrats divide and fight in front of the American people while the Republicans unite behind a Reagan-like figure such as Palin and take the center not by selling Palin as the next savior, but by getting the center to vote for her as the lesser of two evils in their minds.

Ronald Reagan did not win in 1980 because America loved him. He won in 1980 because America was sick of Jimmy Carter. It was only later that America would find out how great Reagan was and re-elect him in 1984. The same will be true for Sarah Palin.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Still Not Sure About Palin yet?

Recently, this blogger wrote a post praising Townhall for showing courage in an article about the 100 conservatives most hated by the left. I contrasted that with the views of two pundits who expressed concern about Palin's electability due to the damage inflicted on her by the media. This was to demonstrate how we conservatives could stiffen our spines and act on the strength of our convictions rather than cower to the fears caused by damage already done. Even people who are not in the tank for Palin are beginning to see it: she's not weak, she's feared.

I'm not one who will automatically dismiss someone just because they don't hang out as deep in the Sarah Palin tank as I do. I listen to what others on my side say about her. I know there is not total agreement as to her credentials just yet. But, when I see intellectually honest and non-PDS infected debate, I can respect that.

A Palin skeptic just put out a piece that leads me to believe that there is still hope for good folks who may not be ready to take that Palin plunge just yet. Dave Gaultier is the kind of guy I would put into the "good conservative" but not yet ready to drink the Palin kool aid column. Here are the money lines of what he wrote (emphasis added):
Palin voices her strong support for Israel and for the U.S. taking a leadership role in the world while making sure that she is on record agreeing with the Pauls that empire building has to be a thing of the past. That makes her foreign policy quite distinct from both the realist Bush 41 and the idealist Bush 43 and is a lot more like Reaganism than NeoConservatism.

All of that said, there still remains the question of whether Sarah Palin would be a viable general election candidate given her tumultuous national political career thus far. I don't think that question has a clear answer. I do think that a fully operational Palin campaign would unite all elements of the Republican Party given what I've seen of her ideology thus far.

Time will tell whether Palin continues to emerge as a sort of First Principles classical liberal, as well as if her high negatives are set in stone, sort of like a Dan Quayle, or whether she's more like Hillary, who went from being the shrill ex-wife of every man in America to the hero of Reagan Democrats during the 2008 campaign season. In politics, anything can happen, and if Hillary can go from being a bra-burning, '60s feminist to a working class heroine, maybe Sarah Palin can make the same kind of transition in the minds of those who currently view her as suspect: white-collar, educated independents who despise Obamanomics. And while Palin has allowed folks with their own agendas to define her for far too long, as she begins to voice her true views on the issues, she seems to be in line with the majority of Americans who are returning to a small government philosophy in response to the economic and international malaise that has been aided and abetted by big government. If Palin does choose to run, she will do so in a manner that has thus far not been expected by the political or media establishment on either side of the aisle, and has the potential to make the entrenched interests on both sides quake as she presents the nation with what establishmentarians fear the most: an electable champion of freedom.
The less courageous who fear "the polarization and media smear factor" are missing the fact that the left and the media establishment fear Sarah Palin more than we fear what they can do to her. She is their biggest threat and therefore that already makes her our most dangerous weapon.

Greta Van Susteren explains this with precision when says this of a DSCC email she received:
As I looked at the money solicitation and pic of Gov Palin, I thought 'they must be afraid of her.' You don't see a picture of Gov Romney or Gov Jindal....but rather Gov Sarah Palin. The covert message is, 'if you don't give, she could win.' If they feared someone else, that other person's picture would be there. The Dems are using her to raise money.
This reminds me of something Rush Limbaugh has always said: the opposition will tell us who to nominate because they will tell us who they fear the most.  The left and the media establishment are not just at war with Sarah Palin, they are at war with all conservatives (Sarah Palin is the voodoo doll that represents this and that's why they stick so many pins in). Palin herself has always said the attacks on her are really attacks on the message. Doug Brady of Conservatives4Palin makes a similar point to the one Galtier so eloquently made in his piece when he writes Attacks on Governor Palin are Attacks on Conservatives.
The Left is well aware of the fact that Governor Palin is the one individual with the platform, gravitas, and determination to effectively criticize Obama's policies. While the other so-called leaders of the opposition cower in the shadows, terrified of criticizing The One for fear of alienating the mainstream media, Sarah Palin is working tenaciously on a daily basis to lead the fight against Obama's determination to take us down the same fiscal path as Greece or, perhaps even more dire, California.
There's the courage issue again. It raises the question if we can't stomach the media torrent on her now, how would be able to stomach the media vitriol that would quickly move from her to whoever else would take her place as the biggest threat if she was not chosen to be the nominee in 2012? I say screw it and have a set now when it counts and stand up for Sarah Palin and our philosophy.

Yes, putting up with the attacks on Sarah Palin requires courage and require us to be able to stand up and not let the media win by destroying her or by making us believe she's damaged. It's almost as if we should elect Sarah Palin president just to stick it to the mainstream media and give them the Palin presidency they have stooped so low to prevent just as payback for their lies and smears. Anything less would be a victory for them.

I have been known to be quick to unsheathe the rhetorical sword and to be a little too happy on the rhetorical trigger when it comes to those who diss Palin. After watching Palin get beat on by the lamestream media the way she has, one can't help but to feel like an abused animal ready to show teeth and pounce at the slightest provocation. She is us and she is willing to fight for us. This explains why Palnistas are willing to fight to the death for Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin is willing to fight to the death for our conservative values. What if all conservatives were like that?

I know there are conservatives out there who will support candidates other than Palin for the 2012 presidential nomination. We don't have political parties and primaries in this country so a small group of people can get together in a back room and select our candidate for us. We're also not robots. The competition that the primaries will bring will be Palin's and all the other candidates' opportunity to prove to us who should lead us into the ultimate battle for that shining city on a hill.

We have a strong bench this time around - much stronger than the bench we had in 2008. If Palin can beat this bench in the 2012 primaries, many more will be able to trust fully in her ability to be president. It's going to require her army to fight hard and for her to run a good campaign.

If Sarah Palin has to build a tent big enough to get the votes needed to win the nomination, This blogger sure as heck better be able to build a tent at least big enough to get this blog a few back links and a mention or two on Twitter where I storm in on the ever coveted 2000 followers mark (almost enough to drown out the sound of crickets on my Twitter page). This blogger will continue to pay attention to the conservative voices that are out there even if they are not yet convinced of Palin's viablity. I know they are fair and intellectually honest because they are conservatives. They may still question her, but they don't trash her. She has not evolved to the point in their minds where they can get behind her yet. But she can still get there.

If you want to know what we're going to have to endure, I can tell you about the sweaty palm moments of Troopergate, the VP debate, the resignation and all the lies that have been printed about her in the media as "breaking news." Taking the country back is going to be nail biting, edge of your seat kind of stuff whether you like it or not. We can't be out on the ledge every time the MSM says something bad about Sarah or any other conservative for that matter. Trust me on this. Faith, a few bottles of Jim Beam, a heart full of political courage and a mind full of political armor says we can handle the ride if Sarah Palin is given the chance to lead us to victory in 2012.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sarah Palin Speech at the Oil Palace

via EyeblastTV

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sarah Palin Speech at Stanislaus University

A good quality recording of Governor Palin's speech at Stanislaus via Conservatives4Palin

You'd Think for $200,000 Stanislaus University Would Have Had Better AV (Updated)

The sophomoric remarks coming out of a more freshman mentality from the technicians on the Fox 40 live video feed had to play on the nerves of any institution that would have made $200,000 and couldn't have figured out a way to run the mic through the board and have a cone to catch the crowd's reaction. The idiots who posed as "AV Specialists" for Stanislaus University were nothing more than a bunch of kids making stupid jokes about Sarah Palin while they screwed up the audio and couldn't get the volume level right, or hold the camera properly. So is that why Stansilaus University needs the money? Apparently they're either a little short on funds or a little short on brains.

Let's hope that Stanislaus University has higher goals of education for their audio visual department and uses some of the money they made off Sarah Palin appropriately. If they take just a small fraction of the money and invest it in some low grade material (not as low grade material as was used tonight), they could still find kids smart enough to get a good sound check and position the microphones so as to get a better feed than they tonight miunus the couple of dufuses laughing at Sarah Palin on the open mic. Unless of course, San Francisco can't find any.

Ah, maybe she shouldn't have gone. Normally, I would say yeah. But Sarah Palin gave one hell of a speech as she delved intellectually into the thoughts that should be going through most college kids' minds at the time. What does Alex de Tocqueville think? What's the difference between liberalism and conservatism? Why is it funny that she doesn't have the right straw? Who was Ronald Reagan and why was he so great?

That all got lost in translation when people walked in front of the camera and we watched as they bumbled helplessly for minutes during the feed.

The next time a University asks Sarah Palin to help them make money, let's hope it goes to higher education and equipment and not to propping up the stupidity that the common denominator of current American politics is so set on arriving at. They would have spent better money buying coffee for the protestors outside than they did on the AV guys streaming the video. At least we would have expected the protestors to be idiots.

UPDATE: After reading this statement from Fox 40, I am even more appauled at the conduct of reporters at the Palin speech. I offer my utmost apology to the students of Stanislaus University for mistaking them to be the voices on the audio. However, one would be more easily inclined to attribute the behavior of those whose voices were captured on the feed to immature people more likely to be of student age than to professional reporters who are supposedly trained in gathering news and disseminating information.

Apparently, reporters in today's "media" tend to act more like frat boys than professionals. And that showed. The only thing missing on the video was a keg and scantily clad women.

This clearly proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the media already has a pre-conceived anti-Palin bias. The glaring evidence of this makes one wonder if Palin should ever let media into another event again. It's obvious from the buffoonery that these reporters didn't hear a single word she said. Instead of paying attention to her, they paid attention to themselves and their childish remarks.

Stanislaus University should have provided the media with a clean feed. It would only be fitting of an institution that was cashing in big time on Palin's appearance. However, criticism of the university should end there and not be extended to any department or any group of students.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Cal State Stanislaus Thread (Updated)

Sarah Palin's speech is streaming on Fox 40.
UPDATE: Palin to speak at 8:30 PDT.
UPDATE: @HeyTammyBruce will be doing a Special Tammy Radio Report podcast including her speech for everyone. Everyone click on the link above for details and to respond with a tweet thank you to Tammy.

-ABC News 10 Sacramento: Sarah Palin Stanislaus St. appearance is money-maker

-CBS5 San Francisco: Sold-Out Crowd At Palin's CSU Stanislaus Speech

-Motivation Truth: Stanislaus Protest Planned, an Exercise in Futility; Updated

-Sacramento Bee: Full Pre-Speech Coverage

-The Yankees are going to beat the Dodgers tonight (sorry, had to throw that one in)

I'm waiting to find out what the topic is. I'm doing in depth research (I sent out a tweet lol).

Liberals heads will spin for sure. I'm guessing she let the media in because she's going to criticize them. If she can convince the non-Palinista that the media is just trying to destroy her, it will help her in the eyes of the general public.

The protestors mean nothing. They are protesting nothing. They're just kool aid drinking libs with no lives and nothing better to do. You can't do anything about them anyway. Especially when, after running out of all possible reasons to protest, they figured it would just be a general lie protest about Palin being a racist or a Nazi or something.

Rock on, Sarah. Break a leg (that's Californian for have a great speech).

Quotes of the Day 06/25/10

Bob Lee posts this on Sarah Palin's Facebook page:
You Leftists thought you had brought Sarah Palin to "the eve of destruction", but what you actually did was to let the sun shine in as the dawn of an American conservative renaissance emerged in the heart, mind, and soul of a political dynamo, Sarah Palin. You have unleashed the dogs of war. You will soon be hoisted by your own petard.
Meghan Stapleton on Sarah Palin's Facebook Page:
One might think that creating a trust fund to collect money to pay legal fees should not be that complicated, but it turns out, it is exceptionally complicated. You should know that as many as seven lawyers were involved in the process; some of whom were and are nationally prominent experts in creating legal defense funds, in evaluating federal and state election laws, state trust law, federal and state tax laws, state reporting requirements and state ethics requirements. It is a sad commentary on public life today when the legal system can be used as a political weapon against an elected official, and it takes a battalion of lawyers to figure out how to fund a defense and counter-attack.
Townhall Magazine (via Texas for Sarah Palin):
Though try as they might to silence her—with attacks on everything from her outspoken criticism of the current administration to her bra size—Palin is a light that will not be snubbed out. Much to the chagrin of the liberal elites and leftist reformists, Palin’s down-to-earth independence, patriotic spirit and no-nonsense, can-do attitude will only continue to propel her popularity.
Jedediah Bila:
Much like many other supposedly pro-woman organizations (see NOW and Planned Parenthood for details), the priority of EMILY’s List is to foster a pro-abortion culture in America. A close second is to promote a comprehensive, far-left agenda under the guise of doing what’s best for women. Palin and Bachmann may be at the top of their figurative hit list, but don’t expect the likes of Nikki Haley or Sharron Angle to be too far behind.
Tammy Bruce:
I suppose when lots of money has been spent with a goal of finding something, anything, on Governor Palin, anything will literally do. Interestingly, it does seem the investigator himself understands the final absurdity of the entire Get Palin exercise. While finding the shocking of the use of the word “Official” for the fund, the report notes the governor acted in “good faith” and relied upon the advice of attorneys when setting up the fund.
Ed Morrissey:
At any rate, the probe has now concluded, and the only change Palin will have to make is to return the money the fund received before July 26, 2009, when she resigned as Governor, and find other trustees. As far as an ethics slam goes, this isn’t even weak tea. It’s more an indication that Alaska really needs to address its Byzantine ethics regime, which forces public officials to privately fund their own defense and then makes the legal code surrounding that effort so confusing that three top-notch law firms couldn’t figure it out.

So, in other words, while Alaska state personnel investigator contortionists found something of slight issue with the fund itself, the governor’s actions are not at issue. Again.
I figured I'd get some truth out there. I'm not a paid member of the media, but then again who knows how much my liberal left wing editors would make me twist to make Palin look bad if I was.

I hope the world sees the truth about how the Katie Couric's and the New York Times' of this world omit facts pertinent to a case like the Alaska Fund Trust ethics complaint. This is a textbook example of how the media is deliberately trying to mislead us. They are afraid of Sarah Palin. They are afraid that their socialist agenda could be thwarted by someone with the following, the stature and the power that she has. Good. Let's keep it that way. The more the media lies, the more they disgrace themselves. By 2012 we should have volumes of mainstream media lies that we can present to the American people.

Remember ACORN during the 2008 presidential election? How could you. The mainstream media completely ignored real fraud while trying to drum up stuff on Sarah Palin during the Troopergate "story" or should I say "plant."

Well it's happening again. While testimony at the Blagojevich trial is damning to Rahm Emanuel and President "I knew he was trying to sell my Senate seat" Obama, the lamestream media turns a blind eye and instead focuses on the Alaska Fund Trust story. Obama is blatantly involved and aware of Blagojevich's shenanigans? Nothing to see here. Palin's legal defense fund is illegal? Yup, stop the presses and report no further. Forget that little minor detail about her 9 law firms advising her and that she acted in good faith. And that if she didn't use the word official, every Tom, Dick and Harry would have set up a legal defense fund in her name and there could have been compliance issues galore. So she used the word "official." And because some goof thinks that people would mistake that as an official Alaskan government fund, she has to shut the fund down and start a new one.

Big deal.

I hope everyone who gets their checks back immediately sends them off to the new fund. Let's get the new fund back up to the $390,000 that was in the old fund. Let's encourage Sarah Palin to use the money and pay off her legal bills and then match the donations with SarahPac money to fire off ads that rip the media and rip the Democrat establishment.

Swords unsheathed, everyone! Assume formation!

Please join The Shining City On A Hill Project. It's open to everyone who is on Facebook.

Also, let's keep some tabs on the Dirtbags on Twitter. Remember, they have freedom of speech. But let's just know our enemy and build our army, grow the Shining City project and get out there and start strafing the web and Twitter with positive information about Sarah Palin. Shoot her a tweet. Counter balance these lowlifes by tweeting something positive to @SarahPalinUSA

God bless America, our Shining City on a Hill!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Shining City On A Hill Project

I have a new Facebook group called The Shining City On A Hill Project. Please go check it out and participate if you like. You can post things or make comments. Most of all it will be a great place for discussion about what we have to do to take back our country.

Okay, latest Sarah Palin news: She has decided to settle the ethics complaint regarding her legal defense fund by dissolving it and setting up a new one which, although the first one didn't do this, is more clearly defined as not a fund representing her as the governor or giving the impression that it is an official Alaskan Government site. Meghan Stapleton explains on Sarah's Facebook page:
The Personnel Board initially appointed an “independent” investigator. That investigator, we later learned, had connections with, and was associated with President Obama. The Personnel Board had hired President Obama’s personal law firm as an “independent” investigator to review whether a fund created to raise money to eliminate a debt incurred as a result of Governor Palin’s opposition to President Obama was appropriate. We objected to both the illegal leak and the blatant political influence, and a new investigator was appointed.

The new investigator spent considerable time reviewing the old information and collecting new, but I think it proved to be too difficult to reverse an already-public decision. He concluded that the Trust fund violated Alaska law in two respects. His biggest heartburn was that we used the word “official” on the website.

There was a point where it appeared that people around the country wanted to start legal defense funds for Governor Palin. The support and good will the people of this country have shown to the Palins is inspiring. But a concern was raised whether all these other potential funds would comply with various laws, including donation limits, limits against contributions from lobbyists or contributions from foreign nationals. So we used the word “official” in the website to distinguish the Alaska Fund Trust from ones we were not sure would be compliant. In our view, that was a solid and common sense reason to use the word “official,” but the investigator believes that it made it appear that the website was sponsored by the State of Alaska, and thus would be a use of Governor Palin’s ”official” office to raise money. We are not terribly persuaded that really would be the case or that any member of the public could be confused, but we respect the investigator’s evaluation of this point and it is not worth fighting about. Again, Governor Palin’s prime directive was simple – if this fund could be set up lawfully, she would support it. If not, it would not have her support.
So rather than fight the issue any further, Palin decided to dissolve the Alaska Fund Trust and set up a new fund. Money from the old fund will be refunded.
Governor Palin can lawfully raise money now through a brand new – not official but let’s call it “real” – legal defense fund without any risk of offending an investigator or state law. And such a fund now exists at http://www.sarahpalinlegaldefensefund.org/donate.php.
Once again we see another issue of stupidity and layers upon layers of costly and unnecessary government bureaucracy. When a team of lawyers and legal experts can't figure out how the law works, it's a clear example of how dysfunctional government really is. If there is any thanks to be metered out, it should go to the ankle biters who spent all their time and energy helping Palin get out from behind that God forsaken desk in that hellhole of a governor's office stained by Alaska's bottom feeding ingrates and out into the lower 48 where we really appreciate her. We thank you for helping create the monster that will now destroy your progressive liberal agenda. You are lowlifes and you deserve nothing but mysery.

Townhall Shows Courage

I love Dick Morris and Andrea Tantaros. Don't get me wrong. These two have defended Sarah Palin rather vigorously in the past. Their credentials with this section of the Palin army remain intact. They are great conservatives. However, they are also political analysts who have concluded that although unwarranted and unfair, the toll the media and left wing smear campaign has taken on Sarah Palin hurts her viability as a presidential candidate.

Andrea Tantaros writes:
Though many believe she's set her sights on the White House in 2012, Palin ...would be far more influential as a talk show host than she would be as a presidential candidate...

I say this not because Palin is incapable of being an impactful politician, but because she has been profoundly hindered by the left's hateful and perplexing obsession with demeaning and destroying her at all costs.
Dick Morris writes:
But Sarah comes with a lot of baggage, largely the doing of the liberal, sexist media. It will be tough to beat Obama. It will be tougher still to do so while overcoming her negatives, however unjustified they may be.
Both writers articulate a thought that has been going around as of late. Their writing of it is not the first I've heard of it, but their articles are the best written examples of it.

As analysts, they are doing their job in pointing this out to us. However, they also fall prey in their opinion to the hidden germ that the mainstream media and the left has spread and until now has gone undetected.

We all know that most people are beginning to figure out that the media lies. People know that Sarah Palin is not getting divorced, hasn't gotten breast implants, is the mother of Trig and is not guilty of the ethics violations filed against her while governor of Alaska. Yes, I still have friends who think Sarah Palin shoots wolves from helicopters and the best one yet: she kills turkeys. Unfortunately, the girl who thinks she shoots wolves is a liberal and the turkey guy watches Joy Behar. This proves my point that there is nothing you can do about the kool aid drinkers. But there is still hope for winning over those who right now sit on that "yeah, I like Sarah Palin, but..." fence.

The hidden germ is the notion that Palin's numbers are just not there for a successful presidential bid because of the damage the media and the left has done to her. And that is the germ the media and the left have really been trying to spread. They don't care that you don't believe their lies about Sarah Palin. They only care that they've told enough of them, astroturfed the blogosphere enough and gotten in zing after zing in the mainstream media so that you buy into the illusion that yeah, these stories are lies, but if there are that many people who don't like her, she can't win.

And if you cave like Tantaros or Morris, they win.

Like I said, I love both writers. I just want them to understand that fighting for the right means sticking it to the mainstream media and the left and giving them their worst nightmare rather than letting them dictate a sidestep to what the real narrative should be: answering the question whether Palin has been working hard to get herself up to speed for the job and can she earn the right to the presidency with more hard work and a good solid campaign in the primaries. Let's not write her off so fast because of the stupid media attacks.

Let's take a quote out of Townhall and understand where we're really headed with Sarah Palin.
Though try as they might to silence her—with attacks on everything from her outspoken criticism of the current administration to her bra size—Palin is a light that will not be snuffed out. Much to the chagrin of the liberal elites and leftist reformists, Palin’s down-to-earth independence, patriotic spirit and nononsense can-do attitude will only continue to propel her popularity.
Now that's more like it. That's the courageous conservatism I like to see from my friends on the right.

If anything, we should elect Sarah Palin president just on G.P. Regardless of how strongly you feel about Sarah Palin, if you hate liberalism there would be nothing worse, no deeper a wound, than for the left and the mainstream media to watch President Palin take the oath of office in 2013.

Read more here.

H/t to Texas4Palin for the Townhall article.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dick Morris Explains the Conservative Wimp Factor

Dick, don't be such a wuss.

"But Sarah comes with a lot of baggage, largely the doing of the liberal, sexist media. It will be tough to beat Obama. It will be tougher still to do so while overcoming her negatives, however unjustified they may be."
-read Dick Morris' article here

This is where conservatives need to show their core. Why are conservatives like Morris wimping out because of "unjustified baggage?" Let's fight that. Let's not cower from that. Let's go after it and change minds that have been poisoned by the liberal media. In two years, Sarah can wipe that that out with a consistent message and no media filter. It can be done. People thought Reagan would get beat up because the press hated him too.

Let's get a set, conservatives, and throw the media to the curb by backing Sarah no matter what.

Read more here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Alaska GOP Primary Challengers Suffer Palin Derangement Syndrome

It's a political illness that you don't want to infect your state's politics with any longer.

What the national media, locals who were complicit with the DNC efforts against Sarah Palin and even some fellow Republicans did to discredit her is a stain on the state of Alaska. Those who have soured on Sarah are simply uncomfortable with a negativity they don't understand and because their tranquil life in the nation's 49th state was disturbed at a time when apathy was allowing corruption to run wild. Don't blame Palin. Blame the media and blame those who would file frivolous ethics complaints and lie about her on their blogs. Also, blame Republican insiders who would throw a fellow Republican under the bus just to score political points with Palin Derangement Syndrome sufferers or because someone is still mad that her daddy lost to Palin in the last GOP gubernatorial primary.

Sarah Palin did not hurt Alaska; liberals and good ole boys did. And because the liberals brought forth frivolous ethics complaints against her and because the good ole boys formed an unholy alliance with them after their crony capitalism was upset by a hockey mom from Wasilla who dared to challenge their all so powerful hold on what was about to become the "Pottersville" of the northern most tip of America, many Alaskans are left with a bad taste in their mouth. And while some misattribute this to her, the real issue is not what the liberals and good ole boys made Alaskans think of her that caused the applecart to be upended, it's their elitism and cronyism that created the environment for such a distasteful turn of events.

Sometimes applecarts have to be upended if you are going to get people's attention, especially when there's a problem. Alaskans remember the days of insider politics, backroom deals and living off the teet of the federal government through earmarks. Unless you're a liberal hack or a good ole boy crony, chances are you will see running from candidates like Ramras and Murkowski as another positive step in the right direction for Alaska. The fact that Sean Parnell has handled the ball well since getting it passed to him from "the barracuda" when her political ankle was fractured during rough play with her opponents and the fact that he is a lock to win the gubernatorial election in 2010 tells us that Palin's plan is right for Alaska even when the caricature of her is wrong.

Alaskans have a choice now. They can go backwards to the corrupt Alaska that was or they can move forward with open transparency in their state government and benefit from the notions and ideals that were quietly ignored until Palin gave life to them as governor. They can send leaders to Washington who will fight for conservative principles that will leave the state capable of being true to its self-sufficiency argument when it lobbied for statehood. The days of the hypocrisy of the oil rich state living off of federal subsidies can be over simply by electing Joe Miller for Senate, Sean Parnell for governor and Eddie Burke for Lieutenant governor.

Anything short of that is just going to take Alaska off the road toward the future and will sling it back into its obscure past with its helpless political alcoholism that craves the drinks of cronyism and earmarks.

Does Alaska want to elect those seriously afflicted with Palin Derangement Syndrome like Lisa Murkowski or Jay Ramras? If Alaska wants to get that bitter taste out of its mouth, then they best not drink from those bottles anymore.

Read why Lisa Murkowski must go:
Murkowski Blasts Palin: You Abandoned Our State
Murkowski Blasts Palin on "Death Panels"
Candidate Comparison

Read why Jay Ramras cannot be nominated for Lieutenant Governor:
Jay Ramras, Blatant Hypocrite
Lt. Gov. candidates split on gas line plan

Alaska, you may some day lay claim to the fame of being the home state of the first woman president. Don't blow it now.

Chumming for Liberals

Sarah Palin was a hard working governor with a record high approval rating in Alaska when she was selected to be John McCain's running mate. She governed as a pragmatic, commonsense conservative who would work with everyone except the corrupt. Up until the point when she hit the national stage, the media and the elites saw a clear road ahead in achieving its dream of installing Barack Obama as president. With the coming of Palin, however, that changed. As a result of the threat she represented, she became the hunted and was nearly destroyed by a rash of frivolous ethics complaints and slanderous coverage from the so called "mainstream" media. Today, the tables have turned. She is now the huntress.

It's been said that in order for conservatives to win elections, they would have to present a stark contrast between what they stood for and what their liberal opponents stood for. There is no starker contrast than that between what Barack Obama represents and what Sarah Palin represents. In this lies her path to victory as a conservative leader and potentially as president.

While conservatives in general have become more aggressive out of necessity (they've gone from being the silent majority to the "angry mob" at Tea parties and at town halls), Palin in particular has charted a course directly into the headwind of liberalism. With first hand knowledge of what the press can do to someone like her, she has chosen not to retreat, but to reload with a new found optimism and spirit of defiance. She was once an unprotected moose out in the open during hunting season while governor of Alaska in the post election days leading up to her resignation.

Just when the liberals thought they had her, she went into a self imposed exile to write her book and emerged armed to the teeth with a brigade of loyal followers, a speaking tour, a Fox News gig, a Facebook page and a Twitter account. The "monster in liberals' eyes" had only been made stronger by the challenges they put before her.

Those who thought Palin was a snapshot in time or a caricature portrayed on Saturday Night Live got it wrong. The idea that the "idiot-woman" as Keith Olbermann described her would go back to Alaska and never be heard from again was a meme the liberals tried to force artificially on the stubborn reality where the fabric of existence can not only be stretched by time, but by truth, work ethic and relentless self improvement. If you thought she was big in 2008, just wait until 2012. Sarah Palin, as this blogger has always said, is an evolving candidate. Amy Siskund writes that "Palin is busy emerging, evolving and redefining."

Evolving from what? She was the rock star in 2008 who drew crowds with tears in their eyes because they knew that this was truly the woman who could save our country.The crowd in Minneapolis saw the spirit of Ronald Reagan speak to them out of the mouth of a woman who described herself as a "pitbull with lipstick." She kicked Joe Biden's ass in the vice presidential debate. Those things may have seemed big back then, but they are nothing compared to where Sarah Palin is going. What's scary about her evolution is that despite some stumbles along the way in the beginning, you could already sense the greatness. That was just the starting point.

What do you think she's doing when she gets the president to say there are no “death panels that will pull the plug on Grandma” during a town hall meeting. What do you think she's doing when she gets the president to say “Last I checked, Sarah Palin's not much of an expert on nuclear issues.” What do you think she's doing when she gets Robert Gibbs to write on his hand?

And let's not forget the latest dangling of the yarn string in front of the gullible liberal cats with this tweet:
RahmEmanuel= as shallow/narrowminded/political/irresponsible as they come,to falsely claim Barton's BP comment is "GOP philosophy"Rahm,u lie
To which White House spokesman Bill Burton, filling in for Robert Gibbs, responded "if she (Palin) doesn't want to own Congressman (Joe) Barton's comments, that doesn't surprise me."

Emanuel used Barton's comments during Congressional hearings to claim that they are representative of the philosophy of the Republican party. As we all know, the Republican party quickly chided Barton for his comments and Palin wielded her rhetorical sword on behalf of the GOP with her tweet.

Sarah Palin is all over Obama like oil on the gulf. He can't stop the leak nor can he stop her from pointing out his every misstep. The woman who was once under the microscope for her clothing, her children, the most minor of misspeaks and for every other little nuance the mainstream media either made up or blew up into a mountain from a mole hill is now standing over the magnifying device and just savoring the specimen's slow decline.

Sarah Palin is making heads spin. When the smoke clears and all the yarn strings have been dangled, we will know exactly where everyone stands. Palin brings out the best in good people and the worst in bad people. It may get ugly, but for those who can't fully get on board with her because they are afraid of what the media will do to her or think she has political baggage because of miscues in the last campaign, remember the guy in the Miller Lite commercial and check your purse at the door.

The blood you smell is blood in the water. Sarah is on her rhetorical fishing boat and she is chumming for liberals. She may even be chumming for some good ole boy Republican insiders, too. Don't let that scare you. Because once the sharks all come to the surface like they are now in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, at the White House and across the internet, she is going to spear them like the beasts they are and have them for dinner. She always eats what she kills.

And the nourishment we will all get from rhetorically dead liberals is the nourishment we will need to muster up the strength and the courage that will be necessary to not only defeat those who are destroying this once shining city of a nation, but to rebuild it and restore it the greatness it once knew.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Americans Angry About Lying Media

from Patrick's World USA

How do you win the argument and convince people to elect conservatives again after the movement was on the ropes following the 2008 presidential election? When this blogger wrote the Fight for the Right page and Rebuilding the Republican Party, the answer was simple: convince them that the media lies. Once they realize the media lied to them, they will become angry and realize that we were right all along.

You'll never shove your candidate or your ideology down someone's throat because they will always protect their ego - unless they find out that they can blame someone else for causing them to be incorrect. "If I only knew" or "I didn't have that information" is the best opening line for any mea culpa. It is also the moment of revelation that angers a person when they realize that they have been misled. For many Obama voters with buyers remorse or Palin skeptics who were unsure of her, it's not their fault. They were lied to.

Right after the 2008 election was over and as Barack Obama was moving into the White House, I made it the staple of my diet to convince people that the media lies. We all went into the 2008 election with a "business as usual" approach. Many of us worked long hours to keep our heads above water during a period of economic contraction and crisis. While we expected the candidates to bash each other and put out lies and spin to further their campaigns, we never realized that the stuff that was spewing from the so called "objective media" was probably more effective propaganda than any ad the Obama campaign or George Soros released during that time. To make it worse, we busy Americans didn't have the time to research it. So voters took it at face value and believed that Barack Obama was the "messiah" and Sarah Palin was the dunce.

On the surface, the battle is with liberalism. But in reality, the nuts and bolts of the battle is with the media. Everything that Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity told us about Barack Obama and his agenda turned out to be true. In fact, Hannity will tell you he underestimated how radical Obama would be. The media slammed the right for the tactic of making an issue of Obama's associations with William Ayers, Reverend Wright and Father Pfleger. Yet, the tingles up their legs distracted them from scrutinizing the campaign tactics of the left like the DNC in Alaska which employed mostly unprofessional bloggers to slander Sarah Palin, the labor unions who were using members' union dues to campaign for Obama and ACORN whose workers who were lying and luring people into registering to vote as Democrats.

How was that possible? While ACORN was registering the "Donald Ducks" of the world as Democrats and handing out cigarettes to the bums they needed to pad their voter registration numbers, the media preferred to focus on Troopergate and Palin's clothes, which was a hullabaloo about nothing. While ACORN was committing financial and voter fraud, no one was there to investigate because they were all up in Alaska digging through Sarah Palin's garbage cans to see if they could find the pregnancy test she used for Trig or maybe the ashes of a burned book that had not been published yet.

What had become the Obama-mania media is the same media that honed the skills it would need to smear Palin by destroying George W. Bush before she hit the scene and which let John Edwards skirt by during the 2004 campaign. Had the media scrutinized Edwards the way they did Palin, you could bet every moose in Alaska his affair would have been exposed back then. This time, the media was AWOL, spending most of its time in Alaska and leaving the rest of the lower 48 in the hands of the Chris Matthews', Charlie Gibsons and Katie Courics of the world.

The Los Angeles Times gave Troopergate live play by play, but happened to neglect releasing a film of Obama at a dinner with Ayers where they were laughing at anti-Semetic jokes. Given the questions that are being asked about Obama's relationship with Israel today, that film is proving to be way more newsworthy than a family dispute between a governor and her brother-in-law. The Ayers film should have been shown.

Palin was massively criticized by the media for her "palling around with terrorists" comments, but no one had a problem with Obama sitting on boards with a man who admittedly blew up buildings. Nor did the media make any real connection about Obama's "57 states" gaffe with the 57 Islamic states. It took things like personal emails to each other to get this point out. Pamela Geller recently reported that Barack Obama told the Egyptian foreign minister that he is a muslim and "he would show the Moslem world what he would do with Israel." Another chicken the mainstream media missed has come home to roost.

We never fully recognized the scope of it during the election. I communicated then by email. I didn't have a blog. There was no Palin army presence online yet. I simply emailed my thoughts to friends and thought I was doing my part. When I realized that the media lied to us, I started my blog knowing that we needed a bigger presence and platform out there. It was with joy that I watched the web blossom with conservative and pro-Palin sites all through 2009. I knew people knew it. Today, the winds of change are blowing full force with Barack Obama now at 41% approval according to the latest Rasmussen poll.

Nothing the liberal media tells us now is believable. They can't save Barack Obama now.

And if it isn't a "I told you so" moment to beat all "I told you so" moments, than it is still a great moment. Brent Bozell III (the Founder and President of the Media Research Center), Andrew Breitbart, John Ziegler, Bernard Goldberg and Sarah Palin all worked tirelessly to hold the media accountable and to point out the blatant bias. The cat is out of the bag now. Bozell wrote "Americans have spoken and they are livid with the media." We have been lied to and we're pissed.

A new Rasmussen poll found an astonishing two thirds of American voters are at least somewhat angry at the media, including an entire one third who said they are ‘very angry.’ That’s disturbing but unfortunately, not surprising. The liberal media lost touch with the public and fair reporting long ago, and Americans are sick of their lavish praise for a President that is leading our country and economy into a disastrous state. The American people are abandoning the old media by the millions because they are simply fed up.
How does this play into the strategy of taking America back? It's the key component of it. The media was the wall between Americans and real information. Destroy the wall and take the castle.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Patrick's World USA Has A New Look

Welcome to the new look of Patrick's World USA. Today's post was going to be on Obama's speech last night, but the picture tells a thousand words. A hat tip to Sentryman on Team Sarah for the picture and for the laughing fit I experienced for about 15 minutes after I saw it.

It is my goal to truly bring the reader into my world, Patrick's World, and see what the Shining City on a Hill looks like from someone who lived during the Reagan years.

If you have lived through the Carter years, you understand the Obama years. If you lived through the Obama years, you understand the Carter years. If you lived through the Reagan years, you can understand what the Palin years could be like. If you haven't lived through the Reagan years, elect Sarah Palin and you'll find out what it's like.

One quick point I want to touch on is the vast contrast between Obama's message last night and Palin's message. While there is a lot in the speech to be covered by other bloggers and pundits (particularly the cap and tax stuff the president alluded to last night), there is one thing I picked up that Doug Brady at Conservatives4Palin also picked up on: government versus the private sector.

The president wants the government to use cap and trade as a tax to pay for the acceleration of our transition to non-carbon based sources of energy. In essence, he wants to try to game nature and the laws of economics so that he can get his "green way." He wants the government to increase the cost of "old energy" by creating a fictional product called the carbon credit and then having crony companies market the carbon credits which are attached to old energy. It's an elaborate scheme. "Brokers" can earn money like stockbrokers and brokerage houses do with real stock and the government can skim off this racket to pay for green jobs - government green jobs.

After listening to what Governor Palin had to say last night it hit me. Mr. President, environmental whackos, crooks in the waiting and the American left, I have a better idea. Actually, Sarah Palin has the better idea. Why not let the market dictate how energy is developed? Why not allow the forces of economics, not the barriers of government bureaucracy lead us to get companies involved in energy development? Why not waive the Jones act and start returning phone calls to companies that are begging to help. They have all the equipment we need to contain the spill and they should have been circling the spill site with booms and skimmers since day 3.

And greenies, if you want to get us over to alternative renewables, I'm with you. I would love to see you take the outheld hand that awaits government funding and put it back on the grindstone where it belongs and start building companies and preparing an entrepreneurial and capitalist road toward green development. The day green development starts to work is the day green people tell the government "I don't want a handout; I don't want bureaucratic red tape; but I do want a free and capital filled business environment from which to draw, earn, borrow and have folks invest the funds that I will need to make Barack Obama's dream of a green USA come true.

There is a right way they can go about doing that. But they're not going about it the right way.

Oh, and by the way. The reason we're drilling in deeper and deeper water is not because we are running out of oil on land or in shallow water as the president said. It's because we are being prevented from tapping into that oil by the government. Mr. President, that line in the speech was a crock.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What to Look For In Obama's Speech Tonight

Note to self: pick up sharp razor blades on the way home and get amphetamine prescription filled.

Seriously, though, if you were planning on ending it tonight, what better a time than when President Obama gets to the Cap and Tax section of his speech. Laura Ingraham pointed it out this morning on Fox and Friends. Like Rahm Emanuel said, "never let a good crisis go to waste."

That will be the key killing point of his speech. The president can be uplifting and encourage us not to get let down by this disaster. He will acknowledge our anger and he will promise to do everything he can to get us through this. That will be all fine and dandy until he throws a hand grenade into what up to that point would have been a good presidential speech.

For those of you who think you can't make it throught the speech, there is a reason to live. Sarah Palin will respond to it on the O'Reilly Factor.

Read more here:
The Cap and Tax Racket
Republicans Accuse Obama of 'Exploiting' Oil Crisis to Pass Stalled Energy Bill

All Hail Sarah The Great

"Saint Sarah" shows us the liberals are facing facts about her greatness in their own mocking way

I guess we had this one coming, didn't we? Sometimes what comes around goes around. It's time to take our payback for mocking the greek columns at Obama's acceptance speech at the DNC. The left has a new meme and it's actually quite good if you ask me. We just worship Sarah. She's "sister Sarah," "Saint Sarah," or as I would prefer to have her properly and reverently referred to as "Sarah the Great." The liberals got us this time. After a year and a half of failing to convince us how irrelevant, how unelectable, how dumb and how unpopular (queue all the polls since Nov 2008) Sarah Palin is, they found a better meme - she is a goddess and her kool aid drinking flock worship at her feet. Busted!

Let's first mark this as the point in time where Sarah Palin has finally crossed the Rubicon. She can no longer be smeared by left wing blogs that make things up. She has a platform now and a megaphone that is sharper, larger and more deadly than the heaviest of swords. If they try to tell you she has breast implants, boom - fire up the satellite truck and get her on. Slash. Seeeelice. No breast implants. Media lie debunked. "Thanks for having me on, Greta."

There are still some residuals. I talked to a great friend last night who told me he didn't like her because she killed turkeys. I'm friggin serious. He lives in New York and they all think that she killed turkeys during that thanksgiving interview from 2008 when she was governor (the one where the guy was putting turkeys into the shredder behind her). So there is still some work to do about the old stuff the media had people believing. But for the most part, the libs can kiss goodbye any chance of running any divorce rumors, breast implant rumors or Oscar suite rumors up the media flagpole anymore. Everything that Sarah Palin is doing is right out in the open and she has spotters on every roof now. It's not like when she was governor and they were just shooting at her like an unprotected moose in an open field.

This is the moment in time when in the eyes of the left, dumb Sarah is out and Saint Sarah is in.

So call me cocky or what you will. I just want to know one thing. When Barack Obama was walking on water and delivering the Sermon on the Mount during the the 2008 campaign, hero worship was okay, right? I saw the faces of the people in the crowd. They were fainting. They were crying. They were practically speaking in tongues for goodness sake.

I know this Newsweek article (lol Josh Painter, "Newswreck article") is par for the lamestream media course and Sarah Palin herself has sneered at it. But look at it this way, Palinistas: it's a great day. It wasn't until Barack Obama was gaining his following and building his momentum that he was mocked as "the messiah" and "the annointed one." It's only fair now that Palin is hitting her stride and on her way to the top of the mountain that she gets the barbs now instead of him.

We worship what Palin stands for. If they mistake that for their empty worship of an empty suit who stood for an empty philosophy, so be it.

The time has come. Get used to it.

Lyrics | Drivin' N' Cryin' lyrics - The Innocent lyrics

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mr. Obama: Tear Down This Wall

There is a wall that has to come down. It's the wall between the people and the government which needs to fall. The Obama administration is "thick" like oil and it's not getting through to them that moratoriums on drilling and pushing cap and tax are not the right answers to moving forward in the historical light of the Gulf oil spill. Like Berliners, the American people are preparing to take that wall down brick by brick, congressional district by congressional district, in November.

There was a time when everyone was comparing Sarah Palin to Ronald Reagan. Then it calmed down because I guess everyone was getting tired of hearing it. But it's happening again. This time the meme is back, not because of wishful thinking or because of some charismatic way she delivered a vice presidential nomination acceptance speech, but because of glaringly obvious historical parallels.

You don't need me anymore to tell you that Barack Obama is Jimmy Carter and Sarah Palin is Ronald Reagan in this modern remake of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." It's out there now. Only, this time, Mr. is a Mrs.

Ronald Reagan has a Facebook page now. Many think that Sarah Palin's taking to the new media is a new technique which has made her almost a shadow president who critiques Obama's every move and puts forth her own ideas and solutions. But many are too young to remember or don't really remember what life was like for Jimmy Carter between 1976 and 1980 when Ronald Reagan used his version of the Facebook page: the newspaper and the radio. From the Panama Canal sale all the way through the recession and the Cold War, Ronald Reagan dogged Jimmy Carter in much the same sense as Palin has been dogging Obama.

Ronald Reagan made sure that during the period of 1976 through 1980 he was on the speaking circuit, using his writing ability to communicate his ideas and getting airtime on radio stations throughout America during a time when there was no cable news network. Palin's speaking gig does this for her. Palin's Facebook page is her Op Ed page. And her appearances on the Fox News Channel serve to be the radio broadcasts of Reagan's days - with clips appearing on youtube and pro Palin websites across the internet.

Not to tip off any potential opponents both within the GOP or the Democrat party, but if you want to know Palin's playbook, just study Ronald Reagan. She is putting together this bicycle strictly right out of the instruction manual.

So, it is only fitting that Palin would use her Facebook page to remind us that Saturday was the 22nd anniversary of Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech. Ace of Spades HQ has the rest of the story.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Obama: America's Big Mistake

America elected the wrong guy. If John McCain was president, Vice President Palin would have immediately been called into action because of her knowledge of energy issues. Palin being available for her energy expertise on this crisis for a President McCain would have been as good historical timing as Dick Cheney being available for his military knowledge to George W. Bush when that situation needed it. Had Palin been asked to head up the oil spill disaster task force, chances are booms and boats would be out there already and the oil spill would be contained while experts in both the White House and the BP boardroom would be working feverishly, with no super soaker fight breaks, golf outings or concerts to distract them.

While President Obama dithers, looks for asses to kick and allows his agencies to stymie clean up efforts by not communicating with companies that can provide the products and services necessary for such an operation, Sarah Palin says she would have suspended the Jones act immediately and then pulled together a team of experts to attack the problem right out of the gate. She would have communictated regularly with BP CEO Tony Hayward because, as someone with executive skill would know, BP's perception and her perception of the problem would be different and they would need to meld those views together so that she could properly verify accurately what was happening on the ground.

She explains this to Greta Van Susteran.

Read the transcript.

In the interview with Van Susteren, Palin also addresses another high level issue being discussed in the mainstream media. She debunks the myth that she had breast enhancement surgery.

So now that's two women who have had to look directly into the camera within a week to dispell unfounded rumors about themselves. Nikki Haley, you'll recalled told debate viewers that she has been faithful to her husband.

Meanwhile, while the left is off looking at Sarah Palin's boobs, the oil continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico and the rag tag clean-up effort continues to meander.

Read more about our "presidential" President from Jedediah Bila.

Alysyn Camerota of Fox and Friends also has more:

UPDATE 06/15/10: Governor Palin Responds To President Obama's Oil Spill Speech

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Humble Servant

"Always will leave the door open for whatever it is that maybe out there if there is any way at all possible that I can help my country."

"It certainly doesn't have anything to do with my endorsement, to tell you the truth. Because, truly, like John Wooden said, it doesn't matter who is right, it matters what is right. And what is right is the message that they have to get our country back on the right track."

- Sarah Palin

Read here why we should unite around Sarah Palin.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

'The Movement is Stronger Than Ever'

She was relatively unknown, especially on a national level. She was fourth in polling for the South Carolina gubernatorial primary. She stood for everything that Tea party conservatives stood for. She was against the establishment and stood up against the good ole boy network. After Sarah Palin endorsed her, she shot up like a rocket in the polls. Despite a vicious smear campaign against her, she continued to open up to a large lead over her opponents. She won 49% of the primary vote and just missed not having to do a runoff. In our effort to take back America, Nikki Haley adds power to our cause and immediately fills the void left by Mark Sanford.

photo courtesy of kansascity.com

Odds are we will have a Palinista in the state house in South Carolina. Haley has gone from last place in the early polls to favorite to win the governorship. We all like to chalk it up as a major win for Sarah Palin - and it is - but Nikki Haley is a top shelf candidate in her own right. She's a Bachmann, a Demint, a McDonnell, a Christie. She stands on her own merit with Sarah Palin and Jenny Sanford simply providing the heavy ammunition that the Palin army now has ever since Sarah Palin left that miserable job she had in Alaska so that she could build herself into the national leader that she has become.

Haley is Palin's ideological match. The philosophy is what makes them great and their execution and articulation of that philosophy is what makes them win. Robbie Brown writes:
If she wins the general election in November, Ms. Haley would be the first woman and first racial minority elected governor of South Carolina. In a speech to supporters on Tuesday night, Ms. Haley said she has challenged the status quo — but less through her age, race or gender, and more through her political views.

“We said ‘no’ to spending, we said ‘no’ to bailouts, we said ‘no’ to backroom deal-making,” she said. “We said ‘yes’ to South Carolina not just being Republican, but becoming conservative.”

By tapping into populist anger and libertarian rhetoric, Ms. Haley has also emerged as a darling of the national conservative backlash against the political establishment.
The Palin army has a new field general in South Carolina. We understand the lingo and we understand the code. So when Nikki Haley tweets "Thank you to everyone that voted today, the movement is stronger than ever!" we know what she means.

Our movement to take back that shining city on a hill took a big hit when one of our biggest field generals, Mark Sanford, deserted his post and "wandered off the Appalachian trail." Having Nikki Haley fill that position is huge. I mean super intergalactic huge. Yes, Nikki, our movement is stronger than ever. And it's only going to get even stronger from here.

Read more about how last night helps the Palin army at Conservatives4Palin.

Election Night Coverage

Sarah Palin scored major victories with Carly Fiorina in California, Nikki Haley in South Carolina and Terry Branstad in Iowa.

Let's all pray that Gresham Barrett drops out of the race today and that there is no runoff.

Go to Texas4Palin for complete coverage.

I'd like to give a shout out to the "hounds of hell" On Lake Lucille.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I Love Watching a Good Suicide

and other thoughts of the day

Shoppers at the local supermarket were notified weeks ago that Newsweek may no longer be available on the toilet paper aisle. It will either shut down or possibly be sold to a reputable organization that will hopefully raise the level of its content to acceptable journalistic standards. All the while, The other "Charmin" of the publishing industry has been turning out hit piece after hit piece on Sarah Palin, the Tea Party movement and, well, American citizens in general. Stacy Drake sums up the story here.

On Monday, Time "NewsFeed" online edition published a piece by Kayla Webley called "Facebook Group: Plug the BP Oil Spill with Sarah Palin." Karen Allen wrote a piece that details many of the disgusting comments left by the rabid members of the group, here.
Apparently, hate sites are all the rage now. All this positive energy about taking back the shining city and revitalizing America again doesn't seem to be taking hold in this market. So I'm changing course. We're going to put up a hit site that demands that the president be tried for treason and allow commenters to post racist and hateful things about him. We are playing by their rules, right? They won the last election, right?

Can I get a "Kill Baby Kill" from the crowd? How about he "be all chopped up and stuff first?" "Can we add anyone who would vote for" him "in 2012?" "Maybe we could hold" his "head to a windmill blade." These are not my words. Read the Facebook page where I got this from.

I'm kidding of course. Unlike those who spew their Palin vitriol, I am not consumed with that type of cancer eating at my soul. Besides anything that I would do with the intention of being hateful will only turn out to be humorous since I just can't sustain that kind of burn in my heart. My humor can be cruel, though. I sometimes feel like Palin haters are like ignorant cats and I'm just dangling a yarn string in front of them. They should give out avatars with clown noses for everyone who signs up on that Facebook page or any website where they want to post hateful Palin comments. To quote the girl on the Progressive Insurance commercial "that's cold."

The only solace I can take in watching my country go down the drain is that all of those losers will go with it.

But in the meantime, I'm laughing my ass off as Democratic candidates aligned with Obama are dropping like flies in the primaries and left wing publications file for bankruptcy or suspend their print versions to go online where there is a bigger audience of loons for them to attract.

One thing about the internet is that we get to see the good, the bad and the ugly. There is a huge groundswell of support for conservatism, conservative candidates and conservative writing online. This is a good thing. But, there are also child molestors, pornography sites and of course the usual keyboard lice that comes with a free medium. If I can find joy in watching Time commit suicide, sue me. This is not an attack on people who disagree with conservatism or Sarah Palin politically. This is an attack on the pieces of sewage who can't properly express themselves.

Oh, and by the way haters, if you want to feel your own hatred while we conservatives laugh, these are the cruelest words I could throw at you:

I Sarah Palin do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Now that's how you do it, son.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Quotes of the Day 6/07/10

Josh Painter responding to this NY Daily News hit piece.
Finally, this NY Daily News straw man isn't even new. It's simply a regurgitation of an older smear job notorious Palin-hater Geoffrey Dunn cooked up at nutroots leftist website Huffington Post a year and a half ago. So again we have the major media getting its material from the wackosphere.
For more quotes, go here, here and here.

I would like to issue a special thanks and shoutout to Texas4Palin for quoting little ole me alongside some of the greatest warriors the Palin army has ever seen.

Onward to victory. The shining city on a hill will be ours again someday.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Today's Topics on The People Power Hour (Updated)

UPDATE: The show is over. Thanks to April Liesel for having Sharon and me on. Also, I didn't get a chance to fully explain what contributed to Vaughn Ward's loss, so here's a link to how Lucas Baumbach, PDS sufferer, smeared Ward right before the voting.

I have the privelege and the honor of appearing on The Pro Sarah Palin blogtalk radio show People Power Hour today at 4 pm EDT. April Liesel is the host. Also appearing is Sharon Derrington who is the Texas State Director for "AMERICA COAST 2 COAST"

Today's topics will include:

Palin's endorsements are golden
Palin is 6-3 but her candidates saw big bumps in the polls and are leading all 7 pending races for which there is polling data by decent margins. Of the 4 with "no score" yet, Palin looks good in 3 and takes a big bet on Miller over Murkowski in Alaska. If Miller wins, it would be a huge feather in Palin's cap.
Cecile Bledsoe (AR- 3rd district) couldn't get Palin's picture and endorsement on her website fast enough.

Palin army storms into SC gubernatorial race with massive support for Nikki Haley.
Palin tweets and does telephone ad supporting Nikki.

Barack Obama is Jimmy Carter. The historical parallels are uncanny.
Frank Luntz compares oil spill to Iranian hostage crisis.
Today is day 46. You remember when Nightline covered the hostage crisis?
Stunner! Liberal Journalists Compare Obama to...Jimmy Carter

Obama's Ban on Drilling May Trigger Job Losses in Louisiana according to Bloomberg.com

We want to give a big shout out to Rachelle Friberg, Kristina Lazzaro who are visiting Tracey Porreca and Shelia who are in Alaska. I'm a little concerned about some deviant behavior with moose, but there's no need to discuss that on the air.

And let's not forget to support Eddie Burke for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. He is running against Jay Ramras in the primary. Also, support Jason Cline for Alaska's State House in District 22.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Patrick's World Endorsements

Drum roll, please.

Okay, we all know some of these are the same candidates that Sarah Palin has endorsed or are allies of hers. So there's nothing new here in that regard. However, it is this blogger's hope that I can raise some awareness among those who might be checking out this blog site who otherwise may never read a word I write. Hopefully readers in the states where these candidates are running will understand why it is important that they elect these people.

Sean Parnell - Alaska Governor. As a team player, Parnell has carried through with the Palin agenda since taking over the reigns since she resigned. He continues to be a strong advocate of the AGIA natural gas pipeline as well as a staunch resistor of federal intrusion into the sovereign affairs of the state. Palin left the state in good hands when she handed the helm over to him. Alaskans should reward his efforts with a full four year term in November.

Eddie Burke - Lt. Governor of Alaska. Eddie Burke has been a strong supporter of conservative values and good government in Alaska. As the voice of the afternoon on KBYR radio, Eddie championed causes and supported people who stood against the abuses of government and those who would interfere with resource development and gun rights. Eddie stood by Sarah Palin when the "arrows and bullets" were flying. Alaskans should want someone who is willing to stick his neck out on the line to defend the hometown heroine who put Alaska back on the map with her run for vice president.

Eddie is running against Jay Ramras. As great a candidate as Eddie is - and the primary reason for voting for someone is because of what they stand for and what they can deliver for the state - there is another reason to vote for Eddie. For you "lesser of two evils" voters out there, read this and tell me whether you think Ramras still deserves to be the front runner. Alaska doesn't need a Palin hating RINO waiting in the wings while a pro Palin conservative like Parnell runs the state effectively and efficiently. Until the state's ethics laws are changed, you cannot take the chance that the crazed loony left may not want to "do it again" to Parnell just so they can stick it to Palin one more time. There is no longer a place for Palin Derangement Syndrome in Alaska politics. Ramras must go.

Joe Miller - Alaska Senate. In her usual stance against business as usual, Sarah Palin has endorsed a commonsense conservative to run against Lisa Murkowski in the primary. Miller's commitment to limited government and a strong national defense will serve the state well. Also, given the fact that he is not entrenched with the Washington elite nor has he "drank the Potomoc water," Miller will defend the state's sovereignty by not only opposing legislation that is not in its best interests, but also by not taking earmarks which have long been the sleight of hand used by Alaskan legislators on both sides of the aisle in the past to convince voters they were bringing home the bacon when in reality they were just playing ball with the fat cats in Washington and enslaving the state to federal programs and strings.

There is also sort of another reason to vote for Joe Miller. Lisa Murkowski completely blew it when she criticized Sarah Palin for resigning the governorship. By not standing up for a fellow Republican at a time when the loony left was running roughshod over the state, Murkowski demonstrated that she was an elitist insider who could pose as a conservative but not really act like one. Regardless of her personal feelings or resentments about Palin's defeating her father for governor two and a half years ago, Murkowski could have been a pro and just avoided becoming a target of the growing pro-Palin movement. She also could have taken a stand on behalf of conservatism and attacked the left wing ethics violation filers with a little more zest than she did in criticizing Palin.

Nikki Haley - South Carolina Governor. Nikki Haley is our next political crush. And it's not just because she is attractive. She is an outsider who is looking to shake up the good ole boy network and clean up the system. Party insiders in both parties fear her because she can do what Palin did in Alaska - get the corruption out and get the will of the people back in. She is serious. She is gutsy. She looked right in that camera and said with firm resolve that she has been faithful to her husband. She effectively took on and defeated the smear campaign that was ramped up against her. Those who are part of the corruption fear the most from someone like Haley and they will do anything to stop her. That tells you right there why she should be elected.

When Mark Sanford broke my political heart, did I ever think I'd find ideological love again in South Carolina? You betcha.

Michele Bachmann - Minnesota Congress. Speaking of political crushes, Bachmann surged as a conservative leader as the Tea Party movement grew and the GOP was digging in to battle the big government policies of the Obama administration. She is the ideological equivalent of a Jim Demint, but because she is a woman it seems the left likes to pick on her a lot more. That's good. Because that means she's effective and that means she's hitting a nerve. Bachmann stands up for what she believes in. If she ruffles a few feathers, so be it. Nancy Pelosi has put a target on Bachmann's back and it's up to the good people of Minnesota to stand up for Michele and not let Pelosi determine the outcome of the election in the 6th congressional district.

Carly Fiorina - California Senate. Compelling arguments can be made as to why Chuck Devore should be the candidate. However, like J.D. Hayworth, Devore is the right guy at the wrong time. Carly Fiorina has the conservative credentials needed to be an outstanding Senator and has a strong network of supporters in both the business and political communities to be an effective leader. This is California where someone like Fiorina has to walk that "fence." As such, she has been unfairly branded as a RINO by those who don't want her to get the nomination. The fact of the matter is she can win; Devore can't. There may come a day when the electorate of California may see the economic benefits of conservativism and give Devore the reward he deserves, but the fact that Tom McClintock is not the current governor tells me that California just quite isn't there yet.

After seeing how Chris Christie is performing in New Jersey, one shouldn't be as concerned about how a "mainstream" Republican can rise above it after the election in more liberal states. Carly is a team player who knows how to play ball in California's political climate yet who can navigate the system to the benefit of conservatism and the people of her state. She may not totally pass the litmus test in some far right circles, but for the rest of us, this is a really good deal especially given California standards. And of course, Boxer has to be defeated. So for you voters of the "lesser of two evils," please remember that Carly is not running so she can demand that someone call her "Senator." She's running so that she can help her state.

We conservatives are building our leadership team for 2012 by electing the right candidates in 2010. Sarah Palin is building that leadership team by endorsing candidates like these. When the time comes to take the reigns of power in 2012, the government we need will be more than half built by then. By getting these strong commonsense conservatives in place, Palin is in fact affecting change without a title. Palin's stamp on and influence in how this country will be run after 2010 will be falling into place. It's pure genius.

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