Wednesday, August 31, 2011

When Will The Power Really Come On?

Having endured the wrath of Hurricane Irene and being without power for 2 1/2 days, it gives me pause for thought. The feelings of everyone in my neighborhood as to when will the power come on reminds me of how Sarah Palin supporters must feel after having been in a "country without power" for a little over 2 1/2 years.

The emotions range from optimism at the start to frustration right before the power actually comes back on. Even though the election of 2008 was a "bad storm," we watched conservatives come together to revive their movement through Tea Party activism and Town Hall meetings in much the same way that neighbors came together after Hurricane Irene to help each other clear trees and debris off their property.

But once the neighborhood work was done, it was time to sit out on the porch and make calls on generator charged cell phones to conduct business that would normally be conducted online or in person at locations that would have had power under regular conditions. As time passes, the neighborhood gets restless. People approach power company trucks and ask "when will you be by me?" Folks are beginning to find out that some areas are coming online and others are still in the dark. You can sense the frustration.

Politically, Virginia and New Jersey came online first with the election of Republican governors to replace Democrats. Then slowly other states came online and even half the U.S. Capitol now "has power."

Emotions still range throughout neighborhoods, though. When you see the extent of the damage, one has to wonder if the power company is even capable or willing to fix it all. That is where we are at now politically.

Sarah Palin has the ability to "turn the power back on" for the United States. There will still be those who would prefer to be in the dark living off candles and generators. But for most of us, having the power back on means being able to get back to working on improving our lives instead of surviving.

Normally, when the electricity comes back on, trees have been pruned, lines have been strengthend and weaknesses in the electrical grid can be more easily addressed now that there is a all hands on deck operation under way.

This is what has to happen to our political system. It's not just enough to "get the power back." This is an opportunity to prune the waste, cut down the trees that could cause future power outages and fix worn out or blown transformers. This is where the Tea Party comes in. This is where Sarah Palin comes in.

There are times where we become angry and frustrated. Why is the power not coming back on? Where is she? Is she even running? Is the power company really going to do the job right this time or are they just going to turn it over to the same old lackeys who built this rickety power system in the first place once the "problem" is fixed?

The removal of Obama is like the removal of debris. The removal of RINOs is like the cutting down of trees that would hang over the lines for the next storm. But getting the power grid to work at optimum efficiency is going to require electing Sarah Palin president.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Why Sarah Palin Can't Win

Dick Morris explained to Greta Van Susteren why Sarah Palin can't win. He said there are so many people who love Sarah Palin who think that there are too many people that don't. Congratulations liberal media and Republican establishment, you won. You have brainwashed enough people on our side that we are willing to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory over a disastrous president. My condolences to the conservative movement because three years after a brutal beating, you still have not learned.

Having spent all of my adult years following politics, I have never been as disappointed in my party and the people who are supposedly on my side of the issues as I am now. Negativity is the work of the devil and it shows not just on the liberal side (where negativity is norm and the politics of personal destruction trump debating the issues), but on our side as well.

Sarah Palin's electability isn't really the issue. Courage is the issue. Too many on our side are severely lacking in that category.

Palin hasn't even announced. Nor has she started campaigning yet. Speculating on someone's electability based on polls over a year out is ridiculously stupid. If she campaigns poorly or doesn't garner the votes necessary to win the nomination, that's one thing. To kill the egg before it hatches is another.

We can look at scenarios where Republicans didn't stick together and learn some lessons. Harry Reid is still the Senate majority leader because people on our side were too nervous about Sharron Angle. Mike Coons is the Senator from Delaware because people on our side threw Christine O'Donnell under the bus. Lisa Murkowski won the Senate in Alaska ON A WRITE IN BALLOT because people on our side bought into the media and opposition spin about him.

We can look at scenarios where Democrats stuck together and learn some lessons, too. They elected a nationally untested Jimmy Carter because they believed in some crazy dream, similar to the hopey changey thing they bought into three years ago. They elected a scandal plagued philanderer from Arkansas president without even the slightest concern about how electable a womanizer with questionable business and political dealings could be. They elected a wet behind the ears novice from Chicago because they didn't care about his associations or lack of experience.

You didn't see Democrats hawking their candidates' flaws, did you?

They stuck together. And because they stick together, they're capable of nominating and electing some of the most ridiculous candidates we've ever seen in American political history. So, Sarah Palin is unelectable? Are you friggin kidding me?

I'm tired of being on a team of wimps, wussies and trembling tigers. Watching Karl Rove, Dick Morris and Erick Erickson do everything they can to drag down Sarah Palin's chances in the minds of feeble minded readers and weak kneed viewers tells me all I need to know about the conservative movement and the Republican Party. We're just too stupid to win.

When have you seen Democrat media pundits talk about Bill Clinton's affairs or Barack Obama's associations? Do you know why the Democrats and the left wing media keep beating us? They suppress their candidates' flaws. They sell their candidate. They stand behind their candidate no matter what. Barack Obama has driven our country and our economy into the ground; yet night after night, pundits, anchors and writers keep talking about how transformative he is and how he can be reelected.

Do any of us do that for Sarah Palin - or Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann or Herman Cain for that matter? No. Our side is full of loud mouthed, hot air blowing tweeters, bloggers, pundits and shallow thinkers who find it easier to find the how not to than it is to work at finding the how to.

Sarah Palin supporters trumpet her potential as president. They talk about her record. They focus on the one thing this nation needs more than anything else: someone that can go in there, clean house and set our policy straight on jobs, energy and the economy. If those on the conservative and Republican side fought as hard for their candidates as they do to put down Sarah Palin, maybe we would have someone else that we could rally around in case she didn't run.

But, at this point, I won't get into the foxhole with backstabbers, mealy mouths and people who call themselves conservatives. If we don't beat Obama in 2012, it won't be because of Sarah Palin. It will be because of them.

Regardless of what you thought about Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell or Joe Miller, punishing our candidates for not being perfect by handing victory to their Democrat or RINO challengers is the most idiotic electoral strategy I have ever seen. I for one will not be part of a party or a movement that continues to shoot itself in the foot over and over again.

Why is it that if we put an establishment candidate into a monkey suit and run him, everyone votes for him but when we put up one of us - a regular day American who is sick and tired of how business is being done - some of us start stuttering and spewing green vomit like they're at the screen test for the Linda Blair's part in The Exorcist.

Back your candidate if it's not Sarah Palin. Vote your conscience. But don't be as intellectually dishonest as Democrats are and deny the reality of Sarah Palin's record, her viability, her work ethic and the historical parallels to how people in our movement were doing the same thing to Ronald Reagan in 1979.

Sarah Palin can't win if our side, our movement and our party hasn't learned its lessons from the past. The next time I hear that Sarah Palin is unelectable or that she can't win, I will tell the person they're right, we can't win. Then I will walk away.

There is no arguing with negativity, stupidity or rigidity.

Read more from Jedediah Bila here: What pundits should be talking about when it comes to Palin

Monday, August 22, 2011

If Sarah Palin can't win, then it doesn't matter

If we want to settle for a 'generic Republican' and not fight hard to push someone like Sarah Palin across the finish line, are the Democrats and Obama just going to lay down and die?

We can choose to simply vote Barack Obama out and accept a return to business as usual without the socialism and without the social engineering or we can can completely renew and restore America, bringing it to where prosperity abounds and where prominence on the national stage is recognized again. Sarah Palin is the one leader who can give us the whole package. If we focus on the negatives, we lose. If we settle for business as usual or a so-called "electable candidate," the Democrats will smell that and they will stomp us. At least if we fight, we have a shot.

John Ziegler wrote a piece for American Thinker that takes a cynical view of how Republicans think. While I greatly appreciate Mr. Ziegler's documentary "Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted" and his genuine concern for the cause, I believe he is too concerned with the negatives in how the public may see the flaws in the Republican candidates, particulary Sarah Palin. He would be more effective if he used his writing skills to be an advocate for Sarah Palin and the conservative cause. Instead, he unintentionally plants the objections in his article that will help the Democrats campaign against the GOP and will cause Republicans to think too much about it.

In the upcoming year, we will find out if the Republican Party can have its candidates compete and still go into the convention united. All the candidates bring nuances to the debate that some will accept and others will reject. There is no doubt that there will be differences of opinions and criticism from each of the candidates toward the others. We must remember that this debate needs to be more a fielding of ideas than a reason for the factions in the GOP to divide and hate each other.

At the end of the day - no matter who the Republicans choose as their nominee - if we are not strong from top to bottom (and if we are so fractured that some don't want to participate anymore), we will lose to Obama. But we will lose to Obama not because our candidates are extreme or have flaws. We will lose to Obama because we allowed those flaws to overpower the one truth that exists now and which will exist at the end of the process: we not only need to reject Barack Obama at the ballot box in order to save our country, but we need to also complete the job of eliminating the cronyism and the shutting out of citizens from the political process.

While we are at a do or die moment in our republic's history, this is not just an opportunity to "dodge the Obama bullet" or to eliminate a negative. This is an opportunity which rarely comes around in political processes. This is an opportunity to end the notion that "you can't beat city hall."

Ziegler thinks we rejected the one candidate, Tim Pawlenty, who was the generic Republican we needed to defeat Obama. His logic is that by nominating someone who can't be smeared or who is not hated enough by enough people, we can most easily defeat Barack Obama.

The fact of the matter is the Democrats have nothing to run on. Therefore, no matter who the nominee is, they will smear, attack and be as viciously negative as we have ever seen in our political process. Because the Democrats and the progressive movement have gone so far left, any real shift back to our true values means we will have to run someone who is diametrically opposed to Obama. Why not run Palin?

John Ziegler may not be ready to accept this, but the rhetorical, political and personal carnage that we will need to withstand is unavoidable. We could be losing America as we know it for good. So if we have to go all out to save it, why not take this opportunity to end many of the things which have frustrated citizens about our political process since the very beginning. If the truth is controversial, we will have to take the hits if we are going to win.

Make no mistake about this. Defeating Barack Obama, restoring America and renewing it is not going to be easy. But, it's doable. We cannot allow the polls that show Palin losing to Obama in a general election or what John Ziegler wrote to stop us from electing Sarah Palin president. These polls have been overcome before and similar reasons for not electing someone president have been presented to us by activists and experts in the past. Had Americans listened then, Ronald Reagan would have never been elected president.

Instead of penning a piece that exposes our candidates' weaknesses, Ziegler could have stood up and rejected those weaknesses. There is nothing in the Republican playbook that says we have to accept the weaknesses of any candidate or allow the media to lie to the electorate. If Barack Obama was a Republican, Ziegler would say he couldn't win because the media would destroy him because of his associations and lack of experience.

Instead of worrying about why our candidates can't win, why not look at the Democrats and learn a thing or two. They're not playing the debate and may the best idea win game. They're playing the pound the guy or gal into the ground and win at all costs game. Policy? Forget policy. This is a closed steel cage match here. We're not playing chess. It's time to put a street fighter like Palin in there to beat them at their own game.

Polished suits and pedigrees will not fly this time around. We're going to all have to take some hits and rhetorically get our hands dirty. I'll put our Tea Party warriors up against the Left's thugs any day. Game on. Mr. Ziegler, that's why Palin can win.

Regardless of what the Left and the media may want to say about Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry or any of the other candidates, Obama can be defeated by the shear might and force of a unified movement comprised of Republicans, conservatives, libertarians and Tea Party activists. The Democrats get their candidates elected by shear might. Haven't we learned anything by now? We can unite and manifest our victory by each one of us playing our role as part of the battering ram we will need to be in order to break down the gates and take back that Shining City.

Sarah Palin's resignation need not be the concern that Ziegler believes it would be in a general election. We know that the Obama campaign would use it against her; and we know how to counter that attack. The campaign ad could go something like this:
David Axelrod, Pete Rouse and the Democratic machine ginned up a bunch of left wing bloggers in Alaska during the 2008 presidential campaign. After Barack Obama won the presidency, the attacks on Sarah Palin didn't stop. These Democrat operatives knew that this day would come (insert video of Sarah Palin announcing her run for president in 2012 here). In order to prevent this, they went on a concentrated smear campaign against Governor Sarah Palin which resulted in the filing of over 2 dozen frivolous complaints which would later be dismissed but only at great financial expense to the state of Alaska and the Palins personally.

Before you condemn Governor Palin for resigning, ask yourself this question. Would you stay at a job where all your paychecks were being spent to fight false accusations against you and the company you worked for could no longer function because of it? Would you go into debt, bankruptcy and personal financial ruin just to stay in your position because your ego and your pride wouldn't let you do the right thing for your state and your family?

Sarah Palin is no quitter. If she had quit, she would have been gone a few years ago.
If our country is so far gone that we accept that Obama can win reelection with an economy in the tank, gas prices well over $3.00 a gallon, unemployment at 9.1% and housing foreclosures at an all time high, then we've already lost.

Voting for Sarah Palin means we get a 2 for 1 special for the pull of one lever. We get an end to Obama and we get an end to the cronyism and the deaf ears in Washington that have often frustrated the average American who, until now, has never felt his or her voice could be heard. On top of that, we get the one person who knows energy - the key component to reviving our economy.

Read what Sarah Palin wrote on her Facebook Note Conquering the Storm and know she has a plan for our economy.
We need to get this economy moving again, and the real stimulus we’ve been waiting for is domestic energy development. We must reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil by responsibly developing natural resources here. This will provide good paying jobs, reduce our trade deficit, increase federal and state revenue, ensure environmental standards, and actually stimulate our economy without incurring any debt. That’s real stimulus!
The Palin army is strong. If you have any doubts, listen to Tammy Bruce's interview with Peter Singletary and know you are not alone.

Will someone ask John Ziegler why the requirements to be the Republican nominee are so strict when the Democrats are capable of nominating a peanut farmer, a philanderer and a closet radical and getting them elected? Are you telling me that a morally upright mother of five with extensive executive business and public service experience can't be elected?

If Palin runs a good campaign and loses to Obama, it's not there is anything wrong with our nominee. It means there's something wrong with our nation. If that's the case, then it doesn't matter what Ziegler says.

Friday, August 19, 2011

We Don't Need a Title

Last night, Sarah Palin told Greta Van Susteren this:
Still contemplating whether I should jump in there or not, but in the meantime, very determined to help get this country back on the right track. Remember, Greta, you don't need a title to make a difference. You don't need to hold an office to make a difference. I think I am proof of that, as are millions of other Americans. And looking forward to this event, where I can help explain to other Americans how we can all be a part of the solution by empowering individuals, empowering one another and not waiting for government to do it for us.
I guess no one needs a title. So we might as well just leave it up to the politicians who get in power to decide the environment that we have to live in then, huh? Elected officials have titles. Someone needs a title in order to stop the government from crushing us.

Here's what Sarah Palin told Greta when asked what we should do about the current economic conditions in America:
VAN SUSTEREN: How can we help him be -- I mean, how can we help matters now? I mean, 2012 -- I mean, like -- and whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, I don't know what's going to happen come 2012. But in the meantime, people really are without jobs. And we all really -- I mean, and even if you're a Republican, you got to -- you know, if you're -- you're a good, decent citizen, you got to want President Obama in some ways to really succeed so that people can go back to work and have all the opportunity. You know, so even as an opponent in another political party, what can you do to help him?

PALIN: You know, that is a great question, what we can all do to help our country right now. One thing we cannot do is put our faith in an individual, a politician or even really a political party or government policies because -- I talked about this in my gubernatorial inaugural address a few years ago. I said government cannot make you happy, healthy, wealthy or wise.

We have to reach within ourselves and find within us the spirit, the ingenuity, the work ethic, those things that Americans back in pioneering days built and resulted in the greatest, most prosperous, most exceptional country on earth. We have to look within ourselves, do what we can to create our own jobs. Don't wait for government to create jobs for us. They're just going to mess it up, that bureaucratic morass that we find in Washington, D.C.

Let's get out there and let's -- let's hire people. Let's save for the future. We have to make sure that we're taking care of our families and our small businesses and being prudent and planning ahead. But let's get out there and be bold with our own initiatives and not wait for that elite bubble in Washington, D.C., those folks who are within that bubble to tell us how it's going to be and how the economy can be planned for us.

They just keep messing it up, Greta. And we're going to have to do that within ourselves and in our own families, in our own small communities and in our own states and kind of ignore the chaos and the turbulence that's coming out of Washington, D.C., and pull ourselves up from the bootstraps, just like Americans used to do.

Ignore the problems in Washington. Let's take care of it ourselves. And then let's hope that soon we do have elected officials who will come in and get government out of the way so that the private sector can do what it does best and stimulate the economy.
I understand we have to pull ourselves up by our boot straps and develop our own work ethic. I can do that. Many Americans are doing that. But, what are we getting for it? Roadblocks.

I don't care how self reliant we are. There is no getting away from an IRS that can audit you at any moment. There's no getting away from attorneys who want to file frivolous lawsuits against you. There is no getting away from companies who want to lay you off because they simply don't have the money to pay you. There's no way to get a business off the ground when the target market is more interested in saving their homes or figuring out how to eat than they are in buying your product or service because the capital markets have been destroyed by Draconian banking regulations and a Federal Reserve that operates above the will of the people.

Being self reliant is easier when you're not being strafed all the time or impeded by cogs in the wheels of government. This is not about asking the government for something. It's about asking them to stop.

If we can't get someone like Sarah Palin in there to get this government under control, then we really will have to be self reliant. It will be called survival mode. I see so many people around me losing their jobs and their homes because our government can't control itself or run itself properly. So if all of us people without titles don't run, including Palin, what do we do?

Do we pick up guns and tents and go out to the wilderness and live off the land? Our country is shot. It's on its way out. If someone doesn't get in there and stop them from putting the boots on our necks, at what point does self reliance become defiance of the government? At what point are we given the cold choice between being dependant on the government or rebelling against it in order to survive?

If Sarah Palin doesn't run, and if she thinks she doesn't need a title, then what do we do when there is no more America left to fight for?

If she runs, she will GREATLY energize her supporters. If she doesn't run, she will severely disappoint them.

Don't mistake this post for dissension in the ranks. I'm here and I'm ready whenever she is.

Governor Palin, mind if we ask you to help us out with something?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Governor Palin, mind if we ask you to help us out with something?

Governor Palin, would you mind if we ask you to help us out with something?

We were once the silent majority. We worked hard. We raised our families and passed along our religious and cultural values to our children. We viewed society as a place that had norms. We overcame our shortcomings. We ended slavery and embraced those from all cultures and ethnic backgrounds who wanted to pursue the American dream.

We always assumed that the "grown ups" would be in charge. Our government kept us safe from nuclear war, invasion from Axis powers during World War II and defended us from Terrorism after 9/11. It promoted the general welfare by allowing the private sector to grow and create jobs. We didn't notice that underneath the surface of the assumed American dream, a worm was burrowing. The worm of progressivism was slowly eating into our culture, our academia and ultimately into our societal norms.

How we lost our way as a nation is both a political and cultural research project. Those who believed in collectivism and the power of the state started out by using our basic instincts against us. If we saw something we didn't like, we passed a law against it. Slowly, our paths in life were being blocked by a growing thicket of thorny legal and regulatory branches.

After nearly a century of the gradual creeping of statism into our lives, we were suddenly confronted with a financial crisis of global proportion, the fact our country was going broke, the realization that our family structure was being destroyed and the growing awareness that our ability to become successful entrepreneurs was being roadblocked by layers and layers of bureacracy and regulation.

We didn't see it coming. We were all busy working our jobs, building our businesses and raising our families. Many of us never caught on until after the 2008 election that even our media - once a trusted instution which brought us important information during World War II, the Korean War and the Cuban missile crisis - was lying to us.

Conservatism used to be about the preservation and creation of jobs. It was about standing up for people so they can keep what they earned or to champion and economic environment that would help people pull themselves out of poverty by working hard and following the rules.

Today's Conservatism has become more about restoration than preservation and creation. Today, those who have earned their wealth, whether it be modest or more than modest, are vilified by our government and our media. Today, those who play by the rules get screwed.

It used to be about ethical and moral values. Now it's about survival and an effort to renew in ourselves and our fellow countrymen those values which have slowly slipped away from us due to the blurring of moral relativism.

So, when you started your political career in the PTA and on the Wasilla city council in the early 1990's, you began building a career that would eventually lead to becoming the vice presidential nominee in 2008. Whether you knew it or not, while we regular folk were building our resumes so that we could have something to submit to prospective employers in our fields after being laid off during the Obama years, you were building a resume in the political field that would empower you to be a candidate qualified to represent hard working believers in the American dream on the national stage.

You are the voice for millions of Americans who once lost hope and faith in the American dream prior to your selection as John McCain's VP. Without you, no one would be adequately positioned or have the necessary drive and charisma developed in time to take on the challenges of this decade.

It will be difficult to convince some to choose you over a field of fine Republican candidates. But, convince we must because despite the great strengths and the normal human weaknesses of the rest of the GOP field, no one has the potential for the level of greatness that you have.

If we had not discovered the head of the progressive snake in the White House and if the Tea Party never brought it to our attention that moderate establishment Republicans were straddling a fence with crony capitalism on one side and crony socialism on the other, we would be facing another election year of business as usual.

Business as usual election years gave America decent candidates like George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. But it was only during life and death elections that we got great ones like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. During business as usual years, I'd have no problem voting for many of the candidates right now vying for the GOP nomination. But this is life and death for America. The only one who can save us completely is you, Governor Palin. And, we are willing to help you do it.

(Some may want to go off on me at this point. So let me clarify. Like Sarah Palin said, "anybody but Obama." I'm not saying that our descent into a socialist abyss or that the insolvency of our nation is still inevitable if one of the other GOP candidates becomes president. Surely, the end of the Obama years by any form will help our nation avoid this destruction immensely. This blogger is just saying that if you want to make it straight, vote for any of the other candidates; if you want to make it great, vote for Sarah Palin.)

We have a historic opportunity to elect America's first female president and bring back the aura of Reagan to the White House and the national stage. Watching Americans go back to work again as we ramp up energy production, reduce regulations and reform our taxation and entitlement policies is not just a "whew, we finally got rid of him" moment. It will be a time again in history that will give us chills of patriotic pride and bring tears of joy to our eyes. That's what its supposed to feel like to be American.

Governor, you have not indicated yet what your decision is. It is a life changing decision for you and your family. While it is an opportunity for you to become a historic American figure, America will own you for possibly eight years. What can we do to convince a free spirited, snow machine ridin', caribou huntin' wife and mother to give us her servant's heart for the eight years necessary to restore our nation to greatness? We in turn are ready to give you our hearts and stand up for you and support you every step of the way.

You have been paving the way for us. Thank God that just as our socio-economic and political stage was collapsing beneath us that you got here right before the audience was about to leave. Had it not been for your emergence on the national stage and the inspiration that your rallies and Rick Santelli's rantings brought, one wonders if we would have ever had a Tea Party.

Many don't realize how close conservatism was to dying. Had John McCain ran with a different running mate, the loss would have closed a chapter in American political history. It would have been a devastating blow to conservatism. Obama would still have been a poor president. But, it leaves us to wonder what the opposition would have looked like had there been no Sarah Palin and no Tea Party.

We are no longer the silent majority. Because you paved the way to get where you are today, many Tea Party candidates and citizen politicians are inspired to run and to serve. This bodes well for our political future. The media, the Left and the establishment can complain all they want. The infiltration of the Tea Party into the halls of government is the only thing that's going to save this country.

They may see us an obstructionists because we are. We are trying to obstruct the destruction of our nation. If you could single-handedly take on and survive the media smear campaign and the frivolous ethics filings, we can collectively take on the attacks and the false accusations of racism and violence.

There are those who will support other candidates. If they have a horse, I encourage them to back it. Competition is good. I wonder, though, about the trembling tigers who go from flavor of the day to flavor of the day. When the smoke clears, we will need all hands on deck. Taking back the shining city on a hill is not a task for the wishy washy or the faint of heart. There are good people supporting the other candidates. But, I can tell you this, there are no flavor of the day people in the Palin ranks. The army is stout.

It is my hope that conservatives will have the ability to stand behind any of their horses with steel spines and firm resolve if they believe as strongly as your supporters feel about you. But they must know (and we must be kind enough to tell them without alienating them) that if they joined us in the effort to support you, whether now or if you run and wins the nomination, that the Palin army is rock solid, laser-like in its precision and unwavering in its support.

No one in Tea Party movement need fear you or wish against your nomination. Everyone in the conservative movement and in the Tea Party must know that there is a turn key, tailor made candidate who can no longer be destroyed by the media. You are no longer fresh meat the way other candidates are. They have given their all against you and failed. Those who may be considering supporting you must also must know that they will be joining a political army like no other.

This writer sometimes gets a little antsy. Like a soldier sitting next to a camp fire cleaning his weapon and keeping his powder dry, the trigger finger gets more itchy with each passing day. I hear the muttering in the camp. I hear, and I sometimes succumb to myself, the frustrated tones and the desperate anguish of "when the hell is she going to run" or "c'mon Sarah will you run already."

There are those that tell us to stay calm. I know they're right. You have a plan they tell us. I also know that it's a big decision and that I am asking you, your husband and your children to make a major life changing call just so I and millions like me can have opportunity and hope again. Sometimes I feel selfish, but I also know that if you make that decision to run, I will fight to the political death for you. I also know that if you make that decision, I will be eternally grateful.

There is probably nothing I can do singularly to help you that could ever equal the amount of work and personal sacrafice you will have to make on my behalf. Sure, I can send a few bucks to SarahPac, blog my ass for you and get together with Palin supporters in my community as well as nationwide. But nothing I can do could ever equal what you can do for this country if you run.

But if you run, I can guarantee her that I will find every member of the Palin army and be in communication with them. I will work to convince everyone I find who isn't sure about you yet. I will do what I did when you ran for vice president - I will go down to the campaign office even if I have to do it on lunch and make phone calls. I did it in 2008, not for John McCain, but for you. When I pushed that button on the screen in 2008, I voted for you.

There are a lot of us out there that support you. We need your help.

So, whadda ya say?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We're All Europeans Now

The progressive agenda is backfiring.

Look at how the Tea Party has grown. Look at how many people are stepping up to the plate to fight the growth of big government and to advocate serious spending cuts and the downsizing of government. As more and more people go on unemployment, food stamps and other government assistance programs, more and more people are becoming angry. Creating more dependency has only created more antipathy toward Obama and big government.

It is a staple of the progressive movement's plan to fundamentally transform the United States of America into a socialist state that they create enough people to vote for their stealth and Manchurian candidates. How do they create these voters? They advocate and legislate to achieve an enviroment where businesses cannot thrive and the rich are punished for their success. This causes more and more people to turn to government for help as job creators are stifled by the taxation and regulatory codes.

Gerald Ford once said a government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take it away. If you create a majority of people who are being given things by the government, then they can't afford to vote for candidates who campaigns on taking it away.

In theory, it is the ultimate bribe. But in reality, promising to provide a chicken for every pot will only get you the votes until the chickens run out. The chickens are running out. People are seeing the failure of the progressive model much to the chagrin of progressives.

You'd think they'd be happy. Progressives and socialists have already achieved their first step. We are a European socialist style democracy. More than half the people in this country rely on some form of government assistance to survive.

As I sat with friends on the outside patio at a restaurant watching people and traffic go by yesterday, I realized out loud that "we are truly European now." I was with two friends. One is now homeless and on disability. The other has a job and a son who is on disability. I'm on unemployment. The only guy at the table who was happy with Obama was the guy who had the job.

It wasn't supposed to be this way according to the progressive model. The unemployed guy and the homeless guy should be praising Obama, reliant on Obama, while the guy with the job should be cursing him. But the reality is that the plan is backfiring. The unemployed and those who lose their homes are not running to Obama begging him to save them. Instead, they are running away from him. They see him and the progressive agenda as the cause for all of this and they want it ended.

Unemployment is high. Gas prices are high. Home foreclosure rates are high. President Obama's approval rating is down to 39%. This wasn't supposed to happen. We were all promised hope and change. We were promised that the wealth would be redistributed and that all of us would get our hands on an equal share of the pie and never have to worry about unemployment or losing our homes anymore.

What a crock.

This is not the America I was told it would be. This is not the land of opportunity anymore. My life's hard work and playing by the rules has gotten me nada. Zero. What I do have I can't count because I may not have it in a few months. It's not secure enough to count. But, this is not about me. It's about the millions of people like me.

It's rare that I run into anyone with any money anymore. It used to be you'd go to a store or a restaurant and there would always be someone or a few people tossing cash around like it was water. Today, everyone is focused on buying necessities and if they are at a restaurant they are using coupons and ordering the lower priced items on the menu.

We are a year late and $14 trillion short on restoring and renewing America. Let's just hope there's something left to restore in 2012.

In Europe, the aspiring writers and artists sit outside the cafes sipping their drinks lamenting over how hungry they are or how existential the world is. Well, that's what we were doing at the restaurant yesterday. We're all Europeans now.

Related reading:

The Poisoned Fruit of Social Democracy

Is the US welfare state growing or declining?

We've Become a Nation of Takers, Not Makers

As the liberal light flickers out, ours grows brighter

Conquering the Storm
Sarah Palin provides the solution: "We need to get this economy moving again, and the real stimulus we’ve been waiting for is domestic energy development."

Listen to Patrick's World USA on BlogTalk Radio show tonight at 11pm ET 8pm Et.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

'The principles for which she's chosen to stand are my principles too'

This is the quote of the day from Mark America:
Some people have accused me of being “hopelessly in the tank for Palin.” Those who know anything about me also know I’ve never been the sort to be “in the tank” for anyone. The reason I support Sarah Palin is because at the heart of it all, she supports me. She may not know my name, or recognize my face, but the principles for which she’s chosen to stand are my principles too.
I know I'm getting an itchy trigger finger and my Twitter friends are telling me she's playing chess and she's got the plan. I know she's got the plan.

I'm trying really hard. I really am. It's just hard to hold back. I'm trying to be patient. I'm really trying to respect that it's her decision and her plan. So let me leave it at that before I start really letting it rip.

Run, will ya!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Did You Feel It?

Sometimes communication is more than just verbal. Sarah Palin's comments on Hannity tonight were sharp and well spoken. But, it was the passion and the engaged way in which she communicated not just with Hannity, but with the crowd which left me feeling it. Yeah, I got chills watching her. No, I'm not Chris Matthews. But if you can watch her and not feel that connection, to quote Mitt Romney "then vote for Barack Obama." Sarah Palin won't say if she's running, but she sure acts like she is.

I sit here tonight knowing that I no longer have to watch all the Reagan videos I have to get "that feeeling." That hope and that love for America is mirrored and articulated now by Sarah Palin. She carries the torch. And, if she can feel it from us, she will run. Since we can feel it from her, we will vote.

I no longer need to rely on my Reagan videos alone to feel it anymore. I can feel it everytime I see that Sarah Palin loves America and knows what needs to be done to help us restore it. Watching it happen live in today's time is an incredible joy for a Reagan American who once thought he'd never be able to feel it again.

Catch the video at The Right Scoop.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Unemployed Americans For Sarah Palin

Take it from a guy who lived large during the Reagan years. Jobs were plentiful and the capital market ran like an open faucet. The sky was the limit. Today, jobs are scarce and the capital market faucet barely drips. From the new reality that is Obama's America today comes a new class of voter (a new demographic if you will): the unemployed.

I brought up Reagan because it's important to work with a frame of reference. Knowing what I know about Sarah Palin, I don't see why she couldn't bring this country to the type of prosperity we saw when Ronaldus Maximus was president. I explain it all here, here and here.

In forging a winning coalition, there is a large and growing swath of voters that can be courted. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 13.9 million Americans are officially unemployed. According to Gallup, the Unemployment / Underemployment rate is 18.3%. According to The Huffington Post, there are nearly 5 million more who aren't even being counted in these numbers. If I had to give you an honest rough estimate (and not lie to you like the government is lying to you), I'd have to tell you that there are about 25 million Americans either unemployed or underemployed. That's a lot of voters.

Will all those people vote for Sarah Palin? No. Should they all vote for Sarah Palin? Yes. Ronald Reagan created 16.1 million jobs between 1981 and 1989. Now ask yourself, is something like this possible again if a President Palin removes regulatory burdens for businesses, reforms the tax code, reforms entitlements, repeals Obamacare and opens up energy drilling and exploration (where our real wealth is currently stored)? You friggin betcha it is.

It's time to get the message out to the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and homes because of the moronic policies of our leaders in Washington that if they channel their anger and their desire to restore America the right way, they can be a driving force behind ending the Obama sickness that has befallen our great nation.

The cure for Obama sickness is Sarah Palin.

A fellow unemployed blogger, Kunta Evans, writes:
I can only speak for myself in this although I'm sure I'm not alone by saying that I firmly believe not just anyone else other than President Obama "will do". This coming election isn't about an alternative but about THE alternative. And you, Ms. Palin, are THE... antithesis and THE anecdote all at the same time.. I don't pretend to elevate you to an unreasonably high status...I simply see that you are uniquely equipped to lead us during a time perhaps like no other. You see clearly when others don't. The other so-called contenders simply don't stack up. All of us who aren't blinded by special interests, ivory tower theoreticals and lefty MSM bias see this for what it is.
Neither of us want to place the burden of our problems on the shoulders of Governor Palin. But, we believe strongly that she can deliver the type of leadership as president that would create the kind of environment of prosperity that we Americans have come to count on as we take responsibility for our own personal situations.

All we are asking is for the government to get out of the way, stop screwing up our lives with their idiotic decisions and to let the free market operate the way its supposed to. Remove government's heavy hand and its bureacratic cogs from our economic engine and the millions of Americans who are going through what Kunta and I are going through will be able to find jobs on our own.

They key to ending this Obama nation is to vote him out and replace him with a real leader in Sarah Palin. We'll do the rest.

Listen to Patrick's World USA tonight 8/10/11 at 11pm ET 8pm PT. My guests are Gary P. Jackson of A Time For Choosing and Whitney Pitcher who wrote this blog post that was retweeted by Sarah Palin.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

If Sarah Palin Wins the Nomination, Here's Why You Will Vote For Her

This an opportunity to not only defeat socialism, but to defeat business as usual and crony capitalism as well.

-cross posted at The Shining City on a Hill Townhall Blog

Either Obama’s presidency is over or life as we know it in America ends in November 2012. That’s the choice. Given how horrible Obama has been as president, there is no longer a strong expectation that he will win reelection in 2012. A nation dissatisfied during a time of economic hardship almost always never reelects the incumbent. It is highly likely that our next president will be selected through the Republican primary process.

Should Sarah Palin run and get the nomination, many who have had their doubts or who have allowed themselves to be misled by the lying media will be forced to make a choice between four more years of high unemployment, high gas prices, high debt and low national self esteem or the uncertainty that they think may come with electing the former governor of Alaska. Putting all Palin bias aside either way, can anyone honestly say based on her record as governor that she would be worse than what we have now?

Let’s start with dispelling the notion that Sarah Palin has been damaged by the press and that she is too divisive to win. The time has come to debunk once and for all the notion that Sarah Palin would be destroyed by the Obama campaign and the media should she win the nomination.

This notion is preposterous if one believes that if someone other than Sarah Palin was to win the nomination that they would somehow not be subject to the same spears and arrows that she would.

Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin at Politico point out something that we bitter recipients of the 2008 electoral loss already know: Obama’s campaigns have always been run by street thugs whose strategy has always favored the politics of personal destruction over the politics of winning in the arena of ideas. If you think things are going to be easier if Romney wins the nomination instead of Palin, think again.
“Unless things change and Obama can run on accomplishments, he will have to kill Romney,” said a prominent Democratic strategist aligned with the White House.

The onslaught would have two aspects. The first is personal: Obama’s reelection campaign will portray the public Romney as inauthentic, unprincipled and, in a word used repeatedly by Obama’s advisers in about a dozen interviews, “weird.”

“First, they’ve got to like you, and there’s not a lot to like about Mitt Romney,” said Chicago Democratic consultant Pete Giangreco, who worked on Obama’s 2008 campaign. “There’s no way to hide this guy and hide his innate phoniness.”
A senior Obama adviser was even more cutting, suggesting that the Republican’s personal awkwardness will turn off voters.
“There’s a weirdness factor with Romney, and it remains to be seen how he wears with the public,” the adviser said, noting that the contrasts they’d drive between the president and the former Massachusetts governor would be “based on character to a great extent.”

The second aspect of the campaign to define Romney is his record as CEO of Bain Capital, a venture capital firm that was responsible for both creating and eliminating jobs. Obama officials intend to frame Romney as the very picture of greed in the great recession — a sort of political Gordon Gekko.

“He was very, very good at making a profit for himself and his partners but not nearly as good [at] saving jobs for communities,” said David Axelrod, the president’s chief strategist. “His is very much the profile of what we’ve seen in the last decade on Wall Street. He was about making money. And that’s fine. But often times, he made it at the expense of jobs in communities.”
While it is ultimately the right of every Republican voter to choose their own candidate and vote them through the primary system, whoever the nominee is will be on the chopping block. As Republicans and conservatives, we cannot allow the media or the Obama campaign to choose our nominee through psychological operations. We, and whoever our candidate is, will have to walk through the fire to get the prize. If we are courageous, and if we dismiss the media in favor of doing our own research, the Obama smear apparatus will fail.

We can take a chance on having any of the GOP candidates walk through the gauntlet if we’re strong. The first person who reaches the gates of the shining city holds them open for all. But consider the idea that the best way to short circuit the Obama campaign and media lies in nominating a candidate who has already walked that gauntlet and survived.

Don't let the head to head polls deter you on a Palin candidacy either. The head to head polls showed Ronald Reagan as the worst candidate to run against Jimmy Carter. When it came down to crunch time, the American people weren't willing to go another four years of misery and malaise. The press may not abandon Obama the way they abandoned Carter then, but the people still will.

It will have to be argued further, and these points hammered home harder should Palin win the nomination. But those arguments are there for political operatives on our side to use in her favor. The path of least resistance to defeating Obama is Sarah Palin, even if that path of least resistance is just slightly less resistant than the one any of the other candidates would have to take.

The regular “Jay walker” on the street doesn’t know Romney’s weaknesses yet or those of the other candidates. But, they know Palin’s weaknesses. That should serve as proof positive of how effective a complicit media can be when teamed up with a gangsta campaign like the one Obama had in 2008 and which he will have again in 2012 if we let them get away with it again.

Since the media and the Obama campaign have exhausted the playbook on her, a smear campaign against Sarah Palin in 2012 won’t hold with voters who already know that a lot of what has been thrown at her was politically motivated. Many who thought ill of her following the 2008 campaign are rethinking their positions given the success she has had since then.

The release of the emails she sent while governor and the information provided in the movie “The Undefeated” is being digested by reasonable people who may have been misinformed about her record. Not everyone who thinks Palin’s not presidential timber is a kool aid drinking liberal. Like Ronald Reagan said, once given the facts, the American people make the right decision every time.

It’s okay for those who may have doubted to come around again. It’s not their fault. The media lied to them. There's no loss in face for anyone who has a change of heart about her. She is “the political fugitive” and the one armed man is David Axelrod. Just as that movie ended, she will be vindicated.

Run Romney or any other candidate for that matter, and you give the Obama campaign and the media fresh meat. With new lies based on different events, the media and the campaign can place fresh doubts in the minds of voters who could be made to worry about Romney flip flopping, Rick Perry’s positions on illegal immigration or Michele Bachmann’s headaches. Yes, we can be strong and yes we can fight it. But it will require new material. Palin’s material is already written and ready to go.

This is not to say that the primary reason to run Palin is because she’s already been completely vetted. This is not to say the other candidates aren’t good candidates or they should be disqualified because of their weaknesses. The real reason to run Palin is because she is genuine and offers us the best chance of electing someone who is not beholden to any interest – even if it’s a good interest like evangelicals or business people. The fact that she has proven that she can withstand a smear campaign that would have destroyed most other candidates in advance of their next run is simply a bonus and a nice bonus at that.

Imagine how great a candidate Dan Quayle would have been if he had been able to overcome a similar smear campaign against him in the 1992 election. Quayle was probably one of the most intelligent and ideologically sound conservatives of his time, yet conservatives were not as aware as they are now of how the Left and the media have been trying to gain power through thought control.

On paper, Palin should have been as done as Quayle was. The fact that she risked it all by resigning her governorship so she could spend the next 2 ½ years rebuilding her image, getting her message out to the voters via her books, her speeches, her Facebook page and her appearances on Fox News is a testament to her strength and ultimately her presidential mettle.

If anything, it is her ability to still be a powerful figure on the political stage after all the relentless hits and smears combined with her genuine servant’s heart that is beholden to no special interest that better qualifies her to be president over the rest of the field.

Her ability to be where she is now in status is the result of some kind of amazing out of the box super-human resiliency that is rarely seen in people beaten down as badly as she was. Anyone who can withstand what she has and rise from the wreckage to cast the ashes back in their eyes is beyond presidential material as far as I’m concerned. She is a once in a several generation phenomenon that just happened to occur statistically sooner than expected given how recently we had the last one, Ronald Reagan.

We should not look at Palin as a delicate flower or as a candidate that can’t command enough voter support to overcome a president who is basically leading America into decline and ultimately into insolvency. Instead, we should see this as an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. With Palin, you not only take down the radical socialist agenda of the American Left, you also take down the business as usual crony capitalism of the center.

In the past, winning elections for the Republicans was an exercise in defeating liberalism and socialism so that business as usual could continue in Washington where the political class could continue to enjoy the trappings of power while the rest of us were relatively unimpeded as we worked hard at our jobs and businesses. Without the serious threat like the one we have now from a Manchurian shadow party candidate that is dismantling our entire way of life, many of the eyes that are on this upcoming election would be looking at other things instead.

Since it was business as usual that got us into this mess in the first place, why not just clean house completely? Why not just completely renew and restore the thing to the way it was supposed to be when envisioned by our Founders?

Stopping the political games of earmarks and special interests used to be an exercise in futility for the average voter, particularly as long as their businesses or jobs weren’t be stifled by burdensome regulations or a choked off capital market the way they are now. In a normal year, RINOs and center right Republicans are able to win elections and stay in favor with their constituents because they are a better alternative to liberalism and socialism. Now that we have a Tea Party, we are finding that we can reject both options in favor of real free enterprise and a true adherence to Constitutional principles.

This is a rare opportunity for America to change its political system not by discarding it or fundamentally transforming it, but by changing the players themselves. By sending citizen politicians and people who will not be corrupted to Washington, the American people can send a message to establishment Democrats and Republicans alike that the golden age of the fat cats stuffing themselves at the taxpayer funded trough is over.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for those of us who have always hated crony capitalism to finally become part of a coalition to end it. We can truly kill both birds with one pull of the lever. We can defeat radical socialism and crony capitalism by electing Sarah Palin president.

We can defeat socialism with the pull of a lever next to any of the other candidates’ names (and if we have to, we will). But there will be no guarantee that we can kill crony capitalism or elitism if we do that. We can risk returning to business as usual after Obama is booted out or we can begin a new age in America where the opportunity for prosperity is truly open to all, not just those who get the wealth redistributed to them or who are affiliated with mismanaged businesses who just happen to be too big or too entrenched to fail.

We need the political version of Jesus walking into the Temple and flipping the tables to get the point across that business as usual is no longer acceptable and that a new way of doing things is going to take place. This is not to make any comparisons with the Almighty, but rather more to make the point that if you want to end the corruption and the nonsense in Washington, someone is going to have to get pissed off and make it happen. If you can picture any of the other candidates going in there and flipping the tables better than the way Sarah Palin would, then vote for them and hope you’re right. As for me, Sarah Palin is the best bet.

Americans are angry. They are frustrated. Nothing should give us more pleasure than watching our country being restored while those that have destroyed it are cast by the wayside, hoisted out by their pants.

Nothing would be sweeter than to watch all those morons who screwed up the lives of millions of Americans with their elitism, statism, burdensome regulations and fiscal mismanagement get thrown out into the political street with their belongings flung behind them. Think about the people up in Alaska who went to jail because Sarah Palin had the balls to root out the corruption. Let’s send her to Washington to do it again, this time for all of us.


As the liberal light flickers out, ours grows brighter

Obama's 2012 Strategy: Slash and Burn
The Obama campaign may try to make 2012 all about character. Republicans will cast the contest as a referendum on the incumbent. I say, how about both? Let's highlight the Obama Administration's myriad failures on policy (Obamacare, stimulus, debt explosion, unemployment, downgrade, mortgage bailouts, serial ally alienation, Libya) -- and if his camp insists on making it a character contest, let's revisit some of the very legitimate character/association questions that were dismissed as "smears" and "distractions" from the "real issues" in 2008. This could be a devastating one-two punch: Not only isn't Barack Obama a successful president, Joe and Jane Taxpayer, he also isn't the cool, smooth, post-partisan guy that inspired you four years ago. It's time to move on. If that message penetrates America's collective psyche, Obama is finished.

Even the Atlantic’s Joshua Green Concedes “Fiscal Improvement Under” Palin Is “Largely” Why “Moody’s Increased Alaska’s Credit Rating”

Palin's Fiscal Record as Governor Is the Strongest in the GOP Field

Listen to Patrick's World USA Wednesday night 8/10/11 at 11pm ET 8pm PT. My guests are Gary P. Jackson of A Time For Choosing and Whitney Pitcher who wrote this blog post that was retweeted by Sarah Palin.

Monday, August 8, 2011

As the liberal light flickers out, ours grows brighter

-cross posted at Liberty's Lamp

The journey back has been a long, tiring one. We thought we hit rock bottom after the financial collapse in 2008, but the solutions to that problem only prolonged our descent. The kicking of the can down the road has led us to today where our debt is unsustainable and our political deals are unacceptable. Are we at rock bottom now? The Dow drops as does our nation's financial rating from Standard & Poor's. Unemployment is high. Gas prices are high. Consumer confidence and the housing market are at all time lows.

Normally, it is at this point in the journey that the desert wanderers forge Aaron's calf out of gold and start worshipping it. Unrest begins to grow. But, conservatives know that despite how low we are as a nation right now, there is a light that has burning in the distance since we started this journey back in 2008. There is a sense that the light is growing closer.

Clarice Feldman at American Thinker describes the latest rage coming from the left as a sign that the liberal flame is dimming.
As time has passed, I have come to believe that the reactions I received represented a rage at the dying of all that which these men had embraced in the absolute certainty of the righteousness and soundness of their views, and their right to have them automatically accepted as the approved model for all right thinking people.
In fact, the tea party, Sarah Palin, and all of us who eschew bigger government and demand accountability and self-determination are beginning to expand our reach. We are, as reporters in England and Australia note with regard to the debt limit negotiations, showing up worldwide socialism as a foolish and bankrupt notion.
I suppose if I had coasted through my adult life secure in the belief that I was destined to rule others, that my thinking was the height of sophisticated reason and scientific logic, and I began to notice that that game was up, I'd be rude at dinner parties, too. I mean they are just raging at the dying of their light, aren't they?
As the liberal light dims, the conservative light grows brighter. More and more Americans are becoming disillusioned with the empty promise of hope and change. President Obama's approval ratings are on the verge of plunging under 40%.

Americans are sick of high gas prices. They're sick of being unemployed. They're sick of seeing their childrens' futures being mortgaged away with back breaking debt. They're sick of out of control spending and regulations. When this happens, it is always a sign that the party in power is just one election away from being booted out on their behinds with their stuff thrown in the street beside them.

John Smith writes at Conservatives4Palin:
We can no longer accept it. We no longer can just hope for the best. No matter our differences, the one thing that unites Americans is a common belief in wanting to be let alone, in wanting to make better lives for ourselves and our children, in wanting to have as little intrusion in our lives by others and by government, in wanting the rules to apply fairly and equally to all, in wanting a chance to pursue our American dreams, and in wanting our government, to the degree that it does affect our lives, to act constructively and in service of our constitutive principles.

So, this is my time for choosing, and I will choose Sarah Palin.
Knowing what we know about her governorship, if we can get people to put aside the media myths and leftist lies about her, we could have great confidence in her ability to turn this sinking ship around and bring it back to life. Ronald Reagan said it best. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way. Governor Palin holds the lamp.

Stacy Drake at Conservatives4Palin envisions it best:
Just imagine if this country opened up energy production, while simultaneously taking bold steps, – such as Governor Palin did in Alaska – to get it’s fiscal house in order. As you can see, it produces exactly the opposite outcome of what we are currently facing today. In the words of Governor Palin, “2012 can’t come soon enough.”
While Standard & Poor's was lowering our nation's financial rating, Moody's increased Alaska's to AAA. That says a lot about the potential of Sarah Palin as president.

At the same time, we see the failure of liberalism repeated again. In 1976, Jimmy Carter was elected president. We tried the big government approach then. It failed. The communist countries of eastern Europe tried socialism. It failed.

Today's Europe is now admitting that its hybrid model is failing as well. Governor Palin tweeted a link to an article by in The Telegraph where Janet Daley writes:
This was the heaven on earth for which liberal democracy had been striving: a system of wealth redistribution that was merciful but not Marxist, and a guarantee of lifelong economic and social security for everyone that did not involve totalitarian government. This was the ideal the European Union was designed to entrench. It was the dream of Blairism, which adopted it as a replacement for the state socialism of Old Labour. And it is the aspiration of President Obama and his liberal Democrats, who want the United States to become a European-style social democracy.
Also collapsing before our eyes is the lodestone of the Christian Socialist doctrine that has underpinned the EU’s political philosophy: the idea that a capitalist economy can support an ever-expanding socialist welfare state.
We have arrived at the endgame of what was an untenable doctrine: to pay for the kind of entitlements that populations have been led to expect by their politicians, the wealth-creating sector has to be taxed to a degree that makes it almost impossible for it to create the wealth that is needed to pay for the entitlements that populations have been led to expect, etc, etc.
History repeatedly has shown us its glaring examples of liberal socialism's failures. American history has shown us glaring examples of how unbridled conservativism has always been the antidote for the statist sickness whenever it befalls our nation. Ronald Reagan gave us the blue print the last time this happened. Sarah Palin knows that blueprint.

There is a sense of faith that our future is bright despite the current indicators. Sarah Palin's words continue to burn bright. With hope and dedication nothing is impossible, and the Almighty never abandons those who seek the light.

It may seem the darkest its ever been. It may look to be the lowest we've ever fallen domestically. But if you look off into the distance, the light does look brighter. Sarah Palin can bring us to that light. Her lamp of liberty guides our steps.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Sarah Palin the Great Communicator

When Ronald Reagan was dubbed "the Great Communicator," it ushered in an era when it became cool to be a conservative again. During the rise of liberalism during the 1960's and 1970's, the "silent majority" was made to feel as if their views were antiquated and outdated. We were moving into the modern age and we were expected to be "open minded" and "sophisticated." Conservatives were considered stuffed shirts. We've come a long way. We have a new communicator who demonstrates that the conservatives of today are really the fresh minded thinkers while liberalism is becoming old and stale.

...read more here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Seeing it Early: Frank Aquila Lobbied to Have Palin on the Ticket

-cross posted at A Time For Choosing

Three years ago, the Republican Party was about to nominate John McCain for president. As Barack Obama surged in the polls and the excitement that surrounded him grew, it was clear to me that the Democrat Party had just nominated another Jimmy Carter - and we didn't have a Reagan to put up against him. Or at least I thought. Frank Aquila, president of the South San Joaquin Republicans (SSJR), and a few other political operatives in the GOP saw one warming up in the cold bullpen known as Alaska.

John McCain was having trouble drawing people to his rallies. Then on August 29, 2011, the future of America changed. Still tomorrow's heroine today, Sarah Palin was introduced to a hungry nation that was first electrified by her before having their views tempered by a lying media. Frank Aquila knew all along that she was the one.

The synopsis of his new book Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere explains how Frank Aquila played a role in the selection of Sarah Palin for vice president.
Frank reveals the actual email correspondence he had with the McCain campaign and the detailed telephone conversation he had prior to Senator McCain's announcement of Governor Palin as his vice presidential nominee. Frank explains why he lobbied for Governor Palin, how she electrified the presidential ticket and how Governor Palin has the same qualities of President Ronald Reagan.
Aquila was a  "California delegate for his county, which positioned him to become chairman of Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential run for the White House for San Joaquin County in California."

Cynics and skeptics claim that the choice of Sarah Palin was a gimmick designed to help McCain win the presidency by selecting a woman VP simply because she was a woman or because she was attractive. This is far from the truth. Sarah Palin's record from the PTA all the way through her governorship was stellar, pragmatically conservative and the cause for great popularity among her constituents. Before the masses were brainwashed by the Obama slobbering media, Sarah Palin was political gold, unknown only because she came from the remote state of Alaska.

Many saw Reaganesque qualities in her. Fred Barnes and Bill Kristol saw it before they revealed themselves to be political chickens by not standing behind her through the smear campaign. They simply wanted to use her to push their own neo-conservative agenda. Frank Aquila, on the other hand, stood for her through thick and thin.

Just like a true Palinista, Aquila knew there was nothing wrong with the real Sarah Palin. Vetted like a nun at a TSA airport security checkpoint, Palin was clean. The media had nothing but fabrications, innuendos and whining malcontents to tear her down with. But  Sarah Palin would have none of it. She resigned her governorship to pull the plug on them and then went out on her own where she became a successful author, speaker and political analyst.

Governor Palin holds the future in her hand. She is the rare leader that can take America from today's depths of despair to tomorrow's renewal and restoration. It is a testimony to the American spirit that there were people who saw this years ago. If this country is to be saved, it will only be because they got Sarah Palin to us in the nick of time.

Today, Palin's army is the strongest its ever been. Her support continues to grow as she draws closer to deciding on a presidential run. Long forgotten are the fiction pieces written by Joe McGinniss and Frank Bailey. The Undefeated stands out now as the definitive film about Palin's record. Now, Sarah Out of Nowhere will stand out as the definitive book about how and why Sarah Palin was introduced to America.

Frank Aquila, author of Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere will be my guest on Patrick's World USA tonight on BlogTalk Radio at 11pm ET and 8pm PT.

Also check out Gary P Jackson’s review of Sarah Palin Out Of Nowhere here

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Enough is Enough!

Sarah Palin reacted to the attacks on the Tea Party tonight on Hannity.

She said:
Let's call them out on their hypocrisy then Sean. Because enough is enough. And I'm just not going to roll over with a sticker plastered on my forehead that says hit me baby one more time. Call me a terrorist again. Call me a racist. Those things that Tea Party patriots have been being called over these months: it is unfair. It's hypocritical of the other side doing that. And enough is enough.


So I'm going to stick up for people who at this point are being called terrorists and being accused of waging Jihad against our own country. Enough is enough. And, I'm not going to just sit here and take it anymore. And, I don't want you or anyone else who is innocent in all of this to take it anymore.
I thought about the post I wrote yesterday when she said that.
We're not terrorists. That vile rhetoric only angers us to be even more motivated. Those who want to say things like that can shove it. We're not going to take it. We're not going to stand for it. We will not compromise on it. We're patriots trying to stop the real economic terrorists in the Obama Administration from destroying our country even more.
Thank you, Governor Palin. for letting it rip.

As for her shot at Romney, I think she's testing the waters. I was surprised by it, but there is a logic to it. If she can take a crack at the biggest shark in the water and come out with more positive responses than negative, then it may encourage her to lean toward a run. There will be blowback for the comment. But Sarah Palin's a big girl.

I guess we have to saddle up now.

Frank Aquila, author of Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere will be my guest on Patrick's World USA Wed Aug 3 on BlogTalk Radio at 11pm ET and 8pm PT.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hope and Change: My First Full Day Being Unemployed

Business As Usual Continues in Washington

While I worked on resumes, met with a Small Business Admistration representative and reviewed my finances to make the necessary adjustments (I was unable to raise my debt ceiling, so I had to make cuts), business as usual continued in Washington today as the House of Representatives approved the Smoke and Mirrors Act of 2011, otherwise known as the debt ceiling deal. As an unemployed American, there are no triggers, committees, revenue enhancements or loophole eliminations that will fix my situation. The only answer to my situation is to be able to live in a country where its government isn't collapsing its economy whether due to incompetence or intention.

Until we can clean out the Senate and the White House, nothing is going to change. As Mitch McConnell said, "After years of discussions and months of negotiations, I have little question that as long as this president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is probably unattainable." He's right.

This is not about me being unemployed. This is about millions of Americans who are unemployed and the millions more who will become unemployed because of our inexeperienced and ideologically challenged head puppet of the Soros agenda to take down America is leading our country over a cliff. Maybe I'll get another job soon. Maybe I won't and I'll lose my house. That's neither here nor there. The fact of the matter is regardless of what happens, the big picture - that hope and change bullcrap that a majority of Americans fell for in 2008 - is bleak as it's ever been in our history because we have come up a day late and a dollar short in our electoral cycle.

Steve McCann at American Thinker writes:
The Obama Presidency is over. He has abdicated all responsibility to the Congress, in particular the House of Representatives, which has little choice but to assume a role they are not structured to do: lead the country as best they can until November 2012. The American people, suffering under the burden of high joblessness, eroding housing values, inflation and dramatically declining economic growth with no prospect of any immediate relief, are increasingly resigned to the fact that they must focus on surviving as best they can until the election.
This writer believed that if we could just hang on until 2012 and if we could just build our movement and show the American people in black and white with cold hard facts how the media has lied to us and how the liberal agenda is a moral and philosophical failure, that we could elect someone like Sarah Palin in 2012 and fix this thing. We may be running out of runway. The plane may go off the end and break up before we can get a new pilot.

That doesn't mean we give up and throw in the towel. It means we ramp it up. Our economic building is collapsing and we need to get first responders to the scene. Those first responders are us, the American people who are sick and tired of being sick and tired. We must sweep in and clean up whatever mess we have in 2012. Believe me, the mess is going to be worse than it is now. We must be ready for the daunting task ahead of us or we must be prepared to fade off with a whimper. The choice is ours.

The American people are going to have to face facts. We need to ask ourselves, what the hell is a trigger? What is a committee? Is this what our leaders in Washington call a debt ceiling deal? It's not a real victory. Yes, it proves the Tea Party was able to move the needle and stop the president from getting an automatic hike on the debt ceiling and yes somewhere in there it keeps the balanced budget amendment alive. But, ultimately it doesn't address the core issues. Sarah Palin said (h/t The Right Scoop - commentary is at the 5:39 mark):
We're handing a very liberal president and his colleagues a check in order to spend even more money that we don't have. We're not taking the steps still to reform entitlements so that those safety nets can be there for future generations. And, we're not taking steps, Greta, to become energy independent... one more step to get the economy back on the right track.
While Governor Palin praises the Tea Party for at least pushing Washington in the right direction, there are still aspects of this deal that smell of business as usual as the government kicks the can down the road once again. It's akin to finding the money to get more economic alcohol to stop the shakes until the next crisis.
We're not just raising the debt ceiling. We're lowering rock bottom. Every time we hit rock bottom, we lower the bar and dig ourselves in deeper. If the American economy had a liver, it would be in an increasing state of cirrhosis. Our leaders in Washington's response? Have another drink of the Potomoc water.

The Tea Party is America's family telling it that it has to stop drinking. The RINOs and party establishment are the enablers and the liberals are the drunks.

The truth of the matter is we are going into a double dip recession at best or in the beginning stages of a depression at worst. When you look at how many people are out of work and how many economic indicators are flashing like red lights on the dashboard of our political car, you know it's just a matter of time before you will find us broken down on the road just like Greece is. And, there is no tow truck. We're the tow truck.

The layoffs are coming at breakneck speed. Cisco just had a mass layoff. Each month we hear about more and more companies laying off, going into bankruptcy or going under. It's really this bad.

The Left portrays the Tea Party as a bunch of angry Americans. You bet your behind we're angry. If you can look at what's going on America and not be angry, you're brain dead. We can't be about letting brain dead people go into the voting booths in November 2012 so they can continue the decimation of our nation. It's one thing to respect people's rights to their votes and to their opinions. It's another thing to let them go into voting booths across America so they can destroy good hard working peoples' lives with their electile stupidity.

We're not terrorists. That vile rhetoric only angers us to be even more motivated. Those who want to say things like that can shove it. We're not going to take it. We're not going to stand for it. We will not compromise on it. We're patriots trying to stop the real economic terrorists in the Obama Administration from destroying our country even more.

The time to educate is now. The time to mobilize is now. If we can't get a majority of Americans to the polls to offset the idiocracy that voted in the 2008 election, then we either suck or there is just not enough of us good folks left. If the latter is the case, you can bend over and kiss it goodbye. We'll never know, though, until 2012. Until then, we must rock and make it happen. Until then, we must look at the disaster we have in front of us and do all that we can to fix it through the electoral process.

So, this is hope and change? My first day of unemployment is full of economic news about double dip recessions, a decline in the manufacturing numbers, the passage of a debt deal that does nothing but manipulate numbers and push real solutions even further down the road, reports on GDP numbers being revised down and news of more unemployment on the horizon. Way to go, Obama voters. Like cogs in the wheels of life and like the idiot drivers on the roads, you have collectively brought the United States to a halt. Are you happy now?

Although I have hope that there are enough good people left in this country to fix this situation, never in my adult life have I ever been more ashamed of my country than I am now.

2012 really can't come soon enough.

Don't miss Patrick's World USA Wednesday night on BlogTalk Radio at 11pm ET and 8pm PT. Frank Aquila, author of Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere will be my guest.

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