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Sarah calls the shot: Bernake in the side pocket

Posted by joshpainter on April 30, 2011

- by Josh Painter
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Like good chess players, those accomplished at the games of billiards and politics are always thinking several moves ahead. That includes not only the player’s own moves, but those of his or her opponents as well. Is that what Sarah Palin was doing Wednesday when she tweeted

“Media: admit it, Trump forced the issue. Now, don’t let the WH distract you w/the birth crt from what Bernanke says today. Stay focused, eh?”

Before you answer that question, consider this item published Thursday by The DC’s Matthew Boyle:

“…indirectly, Obama is benefiting from giving in to Trump as the mainstream media’s focus isn’t on the major story lines that would usually dominate the headlines, like the Federal Reserve press conference, unfavorable economic numbers and all-time-lows for Obama in polling results.”

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Former deputy White House press secretary Scott Stanzel told The Daily Caller that the document’s release and Obama’s appearance in the White House briefing room to talk about it only elevated the story. His appearance on Oprah shortly thereafter made the story even bigger, and then he joked about the conspiracy theory at 2012 campaign fundraisers Wednesday night.

“President Obama said he’d made this decision a couple weeks ago,” Stanzel said. “I don’t understand why it takes two weeks to produce the document. In my view, the White House generally doesn’t try to release news in a haphazard way. Having the president of the United States show up in the press briefing room like this, they had to know it would be front page news.”

New York Times pollster Nate Silver said, too, that the White House probably isn’t complaining about the boom in birther coverage since it has shielded Obama from other, more important issues. “Lots of mediocre polling and economic numbers for Obama today,” Silver tweeted. “I don’t think he’d protest if media devoted another 72 hrs to birther crap.”

If that was the White House strategy, it appears to be working. A quick sweep of the front-page headlines of major U.S. newspapers Thursday revealed little coverage of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s first-ever press conference. Also, the birth certificate release topped the Fed presser in many newspapers that gave front-page attention to it.

Sarah called Obama’s shot: Bernake in the side pocket while all eyes were on the shiny birth certificate object. And the media, despite Gov. Palin’s admonition not to allow themselves to be distracted, went for the shiny object.

Never get into a game of pocket billiards with Gov. Palin. She will clean your clock.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

- JP

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Palins Attend Brunch to Fund-Raise for Epilepsy Cure, then WHCD

Posted by Ron Devito on April 30, 2011

Governor Palin, her husband Todd and daughter Bristol today attended Tammy Haddad’s Brunch to raise money for Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, followed by the White House Correspondents Dinner, Greta Van Susteren reported on GretaWire. When asked about meeting Donald Trump, Gov. Palin said he is a “buddy” and she respects him.

Photo by Greta Van Susteren. Governor Palin and Todd Palin arriving.

Photo by Greta Van Susteren. White House correspondent April Ryan with Governor Palin

Photo Courtesy of Greta Van Susteren.

H/T Laurie Beitman, for Tammy Haddad Brunch story lead.

Bristol Palin attends the TIME/CNN/People/Fortune White House Correspondents’ dinner cocktail party at the Washington Hilton on April 30, 2011 in Washington, DC.

(April 29, 2011 – Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images North America)

Bristol Palin (L) and journalist Molly McCann attend the TIME/CNN/People/Fortune White House Correspondents’ dinner cocktail party at the Washington Hilton on April 30, 2011 in Washington, DC.

(April 29, 2011 – Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images North America)

Ayla Brown (L) and Bristol Palin attend the TIME/CNN/People/Fortune White House Correspondents’ dinner cocktail party at the Washington Hilton on April 30, 2011 in Washington, DC.

(April 29, 2011 – Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images North America)

Bristol Palin attends the TIME/CNN/People/Fortune White House Correspondents’ dinner cocktail party at the Washington Hilton on April 30, 2011 in Washington, DC.

(April 29, 2011 – Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America)
H/T Misty Harris for Bristol Palin at White House Correspondents Dinner story lead.

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The Siren’s Call

Posted by ehvogel on April 30, 2011

We are standing on the precipice of a descent into the abyss of socialism. How we came to this point is left up to historians. I, however, suggest that we are on a different path. I believe that we are seeing the evolution of our country toward even greater relevance.

What country in history has withstood the siren’s call to government-run societies? None, to date. Is this country to become just another failed experiment, or our we willing to re-establish ourselves as the transformational country that we have been throughout the last 235 years?

We’ve weathered some mighty storms. From the Revolutionary War, to the Civil War, to the World Wars, we have endured. Why does this war with socialism seem so daunting? It is because we are living through it right now. We are at a focus point that all our citizens are beginning to recognize. We are at the fork in the road.

Will we accept the failed policies of socialism, or will we continue to re-affirm our greatness as the “last, best hope of earth”? Do we crumble in the face of a growing, governmental leviathan, or do we re-assert ourselves to follow a path that no country has followed before?

The upcoming election in 2012 is truly a tipping point for our form of government, as defined by our Constitution and re-affirmed by our greatest Presidents. Do we follow the advice of a few, modern voices, or do we re-examine our history to re-invoke the commitment to liberty that has made us strong?

The future unfolds before the eyes of the living, as it has done since our inception. We are no less challenged now that we were at every pivotal moment in our history. We are once again faced with a challenge toward our commitment to liberty. Will we succumb to the siren’s call, or will we once again rise up to defeat it?

What candidate in 2012 will resist our plunge into socialism? What candidate will we support, and why? For myself, I am looking for a candidate that hasn’t been steeped in the Washington way, for those are all talking in the siren’s voice. I am looking for the human amongst us who will cover their ears and follow their heart and our history.

I can think of someone from Alaska who seems to have all the proper credentials. Her name is Sarah Palin, but is she up to the task? We wait with breathless pause.

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With 2012 around the corner, Palin tell-alls hit all time high

Posted by loricalabrese on April 30, 2011

If any are hoping Sarah Palin will announce her run for president in 2012, it’s definitely the authors of some forthcoming Sarah Palin exposes that will hit bookstores this summer and fall, including one written by none other than Levi Johnston.

That’s right, Johnston refuses to go away and the Simon & Schuster imprint, Touchstone Publishing has signed a deal with the father of Sarah Palin’s grandson announcing on Monday that they’ll release his memoir this fall titled, “Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs.”

“I want to tell the truth about my close relationship with the Palins, my sense of Sarah, and my perplexing fall from grace — how I feel about what I learned,” Johnston said in a press release. “I’m doing this for me, for my boy Tripp and for the country.”

“This is a sweet and funny book with a touch of irony; a fascinating tale of a misunderstood boy figuring out how to be a man and father after being thrust into the spotlight and subsequent media circus at a very young and vulnerable age,” said Stacy Creamer, vice president at Touchstone.

Beating Johnston to the punch, however, is Bristol Palin, who also has a memoir coming out titled, “Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far,” which will be released on June 21, the only title out of this list that we can expect to portray the Palins in a positive light.

Some Palin tell-alls to hit shelves soon are…

1. The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power
by Geoffrey Dunn
Geoffrey Dunn, a senior correspondent for Metro Newspapers in California and a regular contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle and Huffington Post, writes what is being dubbed as “the first full-scale and in-depth political biography of the controversial Republican vice-presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska.”

From the synopsis: “Based on more than two-hundred interviews—many of them with Republican colleagues and one-time political allies of Palin’s—and more than forty-thousand pages of uncovered documents, Dunn chronicles Palin’s troubling penchant for duplicity in grim detail, from her dysfunctional childhood in Wasilla through her contentious run for mayor and her failed governorship of Alaska. He also provides the shocking inside story of her betrayal of running mate John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign and her self-serving resignation as governor in July of the following year. Dunn deftly places Palin in the American tradition of right-wing demagogues—from Huey Long to Joe McCarthy—and details her troubling obsession with Barack Obama as it fuels her own political ambitions and a potential run for the presidency in 2012.”

Release date: May 10 by St. Martin’s Press

2. Blind Allegiance by Frank Bailey and Jeanne Devon
Frank Bailey, former Palin aide, teams up with Jeanne Devon, the founder of the anti-Palin political blog, The Mudflats to write Blind Allegiance.

From the synopsis: “This explosive, up-close view of Sarah Palin comes from an inner-circle confidant who shares surprising information about how Sarah dealt with staff and perceived “enemies,” and the discrepancy between what she said and what she did.”

Release date: May 24 by Howard Books

3. The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by Joe McGinniss
We all witnessed the depths author Joe McGinniss was willing to sink to when he moved next door to the Palins last summer in an effort to research his book, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin.”

From the synopsis: “Based on McGinniss’s on-the-ground reporting that began in late 2008 (which yielded an April 2009 Conde NastPortfolio cover story) and continued with his return to Alaska in 2010, this book is a startling and penetrating examination of the illusion and reality of Palin–and a probing look at the Alaska and the America that have produced her, and the country she feels she is destined to lead. The Rogue delves deeply into Alaska’s political and business affairs and Palin’s political, personal, and family life to chronicle how and to what extent Palin and her beliefs, attitudes, and outlook will influence and even change life in America and the perception of America abroad.”

Release date: Sept. 20 by Crown Books

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As published on Examiner.com

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Gov. Palin on Bret Baier: High Gas Prices Obama’s Fault

Posted by Ron Devito on April 30, 2011

Obama’s energy policies are responsible for the 67% increase in gas prices, Governor Palin said tonight during a Fox News interview with Bret Baier from an undisclosed location. Baier pressed Gov. Palin to give her opinion on the other 2012 hopefuls, but she declined.

Sarah Palin Blasts Obama’s Energy Policies retrieved from Fox News

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Yes, Andrew, Trig was born at Mat-Su Regional Hospital

Posted by joshpainter on April 28, 2011

- by Josh Painter
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We’ve expressed some rather pointed criticism of David Weigel in the past, but today we have to give him due credit. Weigel is proving what a fraud Andrew Sullivan is:

I called up Mat-Su Regional Hospital, where, according to contemporary media reports, Trig Palin was born. I was patched through to the family birthing center.

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Why’d I call the hospital? One of the original concerns Sullivan had with the Trig Palin story — one that’s based on an absent fact, and not on innuendo — was that Mat-Su Regional did not list Trig Palin’s birth on its website. There’s a portion of the web site, the baby nursery, where newborns are listed. Trig, born on April 18, 2008, is not there. And that’s somewhat curious. So: Is every baby born at the hospital listed on the web site?

“No, it’s not automatic,” said the clerk. “Truth be told, we do take security photos of all the babies, but if the parents want their babies listed on the web site, they can request it. We’re really sensitive about it, though. I think the hospital took up the policy not to publish names automatically because of possible baby kidnapping issues.”

The clerk, realizing that Washington, D.C. reporters don’t typically cold call her hospital, asked me if this call was about “our former governor.” It was. Was Trig Palin born there?

“Oh, that’s not even a question,” she said… “Yes. Everybody here remembers that. Yes, this is where the Palins come — this is their family hospital.”

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Is anything preventing Andrew, or one of the Daily Dish’s assistants, from making that call? … The current tone of his Trig-blogging is horribly meta — “just asking questions,” without asking questions of the people who can answer all of this stuff.

[More]

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

- JP

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Bristol’s Arizona House The Best Base For Palin’s 2012 Run.UPDATE:Palin Broadcasts From Maricopa

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on April 28, 2011

Sarah Palin (Associated Press)

Sarah Palin
I wrote an article (below, after the Daily Mail article) about the possible reasons for Bristol Palin’s buying a house in Arizona when there was considerable speculation as to why she had done,what a first sight seemed a puzzling move .Subsequent events seem to have supported my original premise that this might be an aspect of Sarah’s 2012 run.

The made up story, published today in The Daily Mail/National Enquirer, that Bristol “banned Sarah from her house” was shot down in flames instantly by a commenter who advised that Sarah had done her Greta/Fox interview from a local park in Maricopa. 

The Daily Mail, quoting The National Enquirer-two really really reliable sources  – headline this absolute load of trash story:

“Back off mom! Newly-liberal Bristol Palin ‘bans controlling mother Sarah from her home’ – because she’s too Republican.”

The “story” includes such trash as:

“If Sarah doesn’t accept her, she isn’t welcome in her home.”

“The insider said: ‘Bristol flat out told her that she needs to back off. She knows the only way that Sarah will stop being to controlling is to ban her from her home – because it would kill her not to get to see Tripp.”

And numerous other knee-slappers-made up “quotes” hearsay and downright lies.

Here is what someone who actually lives in Maricopa (Bristol’s home town) has to say:

“This is totally not true. I live in the town of Maricopa where Bristol now lives. Just last night, one of my friends saw Sarah on the television and recognized the park where she was giving the interview. it was here in Maricopa. Her and her kids went to the park and watched her finish the interview and then met her. They took pictures with her as well. Sarah is staying with Bristol right now. If this was story was true then why would Sarah be here in Maricopa. This is a very small town and we do not have any hotels out here at all. The next closest town is 17 miles away. I wish you would get all of your facts straight before you print things that are not true.”

Here is the original article which explains why Arizona is the perfect base for Sarah’s 2012 run with electoral College map. If anything,subsequent events have confirmed the main poin tof the article and points even further to Sarah making a 2012 run from that base.

Speculation abounds as to why Bristol Palin has bought a 5-bedroom house in Maricopa Arizona. Whether or not Bristol moves to Arizona to go to ASU is a sidelight to the overarching reason i.e. Arizona is the perfect base for Sarah Palin to conduct her 2012 presidential campaign from.

It is hardly a coincidence that one of her key staffers, her lawyer Thomas Van Flein, is moving to Washington to work for newly elected Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, whom Palin endorsed. Also, that Todd Palin had a long look-see at the area with the Deputy Mayor of Maricopa before Bristol bought the house (whose 5 bedrooms would seem excessive for Bristol and her baby).

Sarah Palin clearly found that McCain’s 2008 base was ideal as a hub and the electoral map for 2012 clearly dictates the same reasoning would apply. Obviously, given the enormous distances involved, Alaska would be to challenging, time-wise at least, to run a campaign from.An examination of the electoral map  (below) route to victory for Palin makes everything clear.

If on election night Florida goes for Obama, then Republican supporters might as well turn off the television, as there is no combination of states, subsequent to the loss of Florida, which can give the Republicans the 270 electoral votes needed for victory.

This implies that Palin’s VP choice should be a Catholic with experience cred’s such as Rudy Giuliani, or an Hispanic Catholic from Florida i.e. Marco Rubio. Both would appeal to the Hispanic voting block in Florida (Rubio being the obvious choice based purely on pragmatism) and in the vital southwest states.

Assuming Florida goes for the G.O.P. then North Carolina and Indiana should come back into the fold. Virginia is crucial as 270 EV’s can’t be reached without it unless the Hispanic vote in Nevada or New Mexico can be won over to some degree. Given this scenario the absolute key states start to unfold.

Ohio, Iowa, are battleground states each with their own peculiarities. Arizona, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico and Nevada are states where the Hispanic/Catholic vote will be crucial. Having a base in Arizona would allow Palin substantial time to make as many visits to these states as would be necessary. 

Palin has many allies who can take up the cudgels on her behalf too, which is a legacy of her brilliant endorsement program, such as McCain, Gospar, Brewer, new Governor Terry Branstad in Iowa and of course Governor Perry in Texas.

It is obvious that next to zero time and resources need be spent in the Eastern or Western states or in the safe states of the South and Mid-West. This is an excellent situation as it allows for the maximum spend in time, advertizing and supporters energy where it matters most.

Once again Palin confounds her critics who are dumbfounded as to why Bristol has purchased a house in Arizona. Let them continue to write her off as having no electoral skills, they will be utterly undone in November 2012.

Original post at:M.Joseph Sheppard’s “A Point Of View”

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How The GOP Establishment And The Media Are Trying To Stop Sarah Palin From Running For President

Posted by Gary P Jackson on April 28, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

The Republican Establishment has always been hostile to the Conservatives who make up the solid base of the party. Oh, they’ll take your money, and your vote, but past that, you need to sit down and shut up. They know better than us rubes.

The elites REALLY hated Ronald Reagan. To the GOP country club set, Reagan was a “B movie actor” an “amiable dunce” and someone who was not “intellectually curious.” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it!

It’s the default position they take on everyone who isn’t one of them.

How often do we find the GOP establishment sounding like the far left, when they talk about solid Conservatives?

By the way, the above comments were the nice things they said about Reagan. Both the GOP and the left were screaming that if elected, Reagan would start a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The fear mongering was incredible.

The establishment pretty much pushed George H.W. Bush on Reagan as his running mate, and even then, that wasn’t good enough for the liberal leaning country clubbers, who ran former congressman John Anderson as a third Party candidate.

In fact, this is why, despite an electoral college blowout, Reagan only received 50.1 percent of the popular vote in 1980. Though it wasn’t even close, one has to wonder if the GOP elites real agenda was to bleed off enough votes to give Carter a second term, rather than see Reagan, a real reformer come to power.

Nothing has changed with the establishment either. In the spring of 2009 Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and others went on a ridiculous “listening tour.” Speaking for the group, Bush proclaimed the era of Reagan was over, that it’s time for the Republican Party to give up its “nostalgia” for the heyday of the Reagan era and look forward, even if it means stealing the winning strategy deployed by Democrats in the 2008 election.

Clueless. Utterly clueless. They held their first meeting at a pizza joint in Arlington, Virginia. The National Council for a New America (NCNA) didn’t last long. When you can’t even get people to show up when you have pizza and beer ….

By the way, as if to put an exclamation point on the Bush/Romney lunacy, it was the return of Reagan ideals, and Reagan principles, that saw Conservative Republicans win a historic election in November of 2010. They took back the House in a big way, gained in the Senate, moved into Governor’s mansions nationwide, and saw an unprecedented shift in state legislatures, as over 650 democrats lost their jobs to Republicans. Some states went Republican for the first time since Reconstruction. [after the Civil War]

It seems the country clubbers’ reports of Reagan’s demise were greatly exaggerated.

So …. what we see happening to Sarah Palin is nothing new. It’s just the “good old boys” doing what they always do.

With that said, the GOP elites fear Sarah Palin as much, if not more than the left does. They certainly fear her more than they did Reagan, something I once thought impossible.

Sarah Palin has proven she has no patience for corrupt, go along, get along, business as usual Republicans.

In Alaska she took on the entire Republican Party, which was swimming in corruption. Serious corruption. The FBI was marching politicians off to prison months after Sarah took office as Governor. Even GOP party chair Randy Ruedrich was hammered, and paid the largest fine in Alaska’s history. As a result, the Alaska GOP refused to put Governor Palin’s photo on their website. Childish and petty, but that’s the elite mindset.

Despite the sniping and nonsensically attacks, both the GOP and the media know that Sarah Palin is a strong, capable leader, and if elected would shake things up, and change Washington forever. She will mess up the elites’ little playhouse.

In a follow up to his Top Ten Signs Sarah Pain Is Running, Tony Lee has the Top Ten Ways GOP Establishment and Mainstream Media Try to Dissuade Sarah Palin From Running For President.

Now if you follow these things closely, none of this is new to you, as you see it all the time in the news. And if you read the comments sections on many websites, you’ll see this sort of nonsense parroted by fans of the RINO crowd.

It’s really interesting to watch. You’ll never hear Sarah Palin, or any of her supporters say a candidate shouldn’t run for office.

Well, except for Trump, but that’s just me.

Oh, we may think they are unqualified, or a disaster waiting to happen, but no one will tell them not to run. Competition is good. It makes the best candidates better. Keeps them sharp.

On the other hand, the Republican establishment is flat out saying Sarah Palin shouldn’t even run. As former Carter and Mondale staffer, and faux conservative Charles Krauthammer once said: “She needs to leave the room.”

This was during the debate on ObamaCare, right after she coined the term “death panels.” That was only the turning point in the entire debate, and she has been proven right a thousand times over, but since she’s not from the right side of the tracks, little elites like Charles dismiss her, just as he did Ronald Reagan during his time.

Let’s look at just a few of these:

1. Be a kingmaker (or queenmaker)

As noted by the likes of Grover Norquist and many other pundits and establishment Republicans, Palin, their reasoning goes, would best serve the party as a kingmaker. What they are essentially saying (try to follow the logic) is that Palin’s endorsement should be the gold standard but her candidacy would not be appreciated. Even more ironic is that should Palin run, it diminishes the kingmaking capabilities of the traditional and spoiled cast of characters who are used to getting their brass rings kissed every four years.

This one probably pisses me off the most, though there are several more running for that “honor.”

As pointed out, the logic behind this one is insane. In 2010 Sarah Palin’s endorsement was the only one actively sought, and the one that brought great success. She endorsed over 100 candidates in local, state, and national races, over 60 of them won.

Most notably were candidates like South Carolina’s new Governor, Nikki Haley. Haley was stuck in dead last, fourth place, even after establishment candidate Mitt Romney endorsed her. Sarah came in, made her endorsement in person, and Nikki was immediately the front runner, and of course won big. Plenty more stories like that from 2010.

So how is it that someone, who’s endorsement is the gold standard, isn’t worthy of endorsing herself, and making a run?

Here’s how I look at it: Anyone who NEEDS a kingmaker is not fit to be king, and anyone who can BE a kingmaker CAN be king him or herself. In Sarah Palin’s case that goes double.

There was a variation of this when the GOP was throwing Michael Steele under the bus. All of a sudden the elites thought they had found the “perfect” job for Sarah! A way to use her significant managerial talents, and fund raising ability, and keep her tied up so she couldn’t run for President. There was column after column written proclaiming Sarah was the absolute perfect person to become RNC chairman. We had a different idea.

It’s pretty insulting, when you really think about it. The elites want Sarah to do all the heavy lifting, then get out of the way so they can reap the benefits. They are just too cowardly to say what they are thinking: They’d rather she be barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen makin’ sandwiches!

After she’s done all of their work for them, of course.

3. You’re too divisive

Another argument is that Palin would be too divisive to win a general election. And the only thing those who say this cite are polls released over a year before any voter of importance started paying attention to the election. In these early polls, there is probably some type of Palin effect (or a reverse-Bradley/Wilder effect), as Sheya at Conservatives4Palin noted, where voters either do not want to tell pollsters they support Palin for fear they would sound stupid or are withholding their potential support until she announces her candidacy, if she indeed does.

Further, as Pollinsider noted, Palin always has a strong floor, which potentially helps her in the primary (if the GOP primary has many entrants) and the general election (2012 may be a “base” election like 2004 where turnout matters, so the floor that Palin starts off with would give her significant advantages over other candidates who do not have that built in floor).

Ronald Reagan was “divisive” too. He was so divisive he won two landslide elections! In fact, Reagan was a mere 0.18 percent away from winning all 50 states in 1984.

Polarizing is another word they use. Like Barack Obama isn’t polarizing?

We live in a polarized nation. You have the extreme left, and Conservatives. The mushy middle, those sainted, sacred moderates, that we are constantly told we must pander to, are almost non-existent these days. At this point you either want to return to First Principals and the constitutional republican form of government created by our founders, or be part of the “Glorious Communist Revolution” the democrat party is selling. There simply is no other choice. No middle ground.

The fact is, Conservatism, real conservatism, works every time it’s tried, and solid Conservatives win elections. Especially presidential elections. All one needs is an articulate candidate who can actually walk the walk.

That would be Sarah Palin.

Here’s the truth about polls, especially this early. They are at best meaningless. At this point in the 2008 race the whole world just knew the contest would be between Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton. As late as mid-1980, Ronald Reagan was 31 points down to Jimmy Carter. Reagan carried 44 states and Carter a mere 6.

What polling now is really about, is the media’s attempt to set a narrative. If one digs deep into the internals, it’s easy to spot the methodology used to get the results desired. You can manipulate samples and questions to achieve any result you want. One simply can’t take these as any sort of “snapshot” of reality. The only polling that matters is the one taken on election day.

Another thing Sarah’s detractors put out there is her approval ratings. I lived through the Reagan era, and the attacks on him were vile. Just nasty and very hateful. I remember editorials about Reagan’s age, complete with illustrations of Reagan in the morgue, implying he would die as soon as he took office, so why bother.

One could find Reagan was portrayed as an evil genius and a senile old man, in the same article! A lazy dunce who couldn’t do anything and an evil warmonger who couldn’t wait to destroy the world.

It was sickening.

They were NOTHING compared to the vitriol we see thrown at Sarah Palin though. Nothing is off limits . Sarah, her husband, and her children are all “fair game” to this bunch. The left and their media partners have thrown everything at her including the kitchen sink, so yeah, her numbers may be a tad low. As Sarah herself has said many times: “If I believed everything I read about me, I wouldn’t like me either!

Many detractors use these sort of things to say she’s “damaged goods” and we need to pick a candidate the media will like. Problem with that is, if we pick a candidate the media will truly like, he’ll be a democrat!

Republicans were fooled in 2008, as they usually are. John McCain, bless his heart, was the media darling. He was every left wing commentators favorite Republican. “If only John McCain would run for President,” they loudly proclaimed. “He is a republican we could support!” That lasted until he got the nomination, of course, then the long knives came out.

The New York Times endorsed McCain in the Primary with glowing stories, then as soon as the nomination was secured, started running bogus reports that John had been having an affair with a lobbyist. Sickening, but that’s how they work.

The media always sets the narrative the Republicans must choose a “moderate” candidate or risk losing those precious little darlings. Of course, the Republican establishment always buys into this nonsense, as do way too many GOP voters.

Barack Obama is the most far left radical ever to run for President, let alone be elected. Somehow I missed all of the articles from the “concerned” media warning the democrats about the need for a “moderate” candidate.

Why Republicans continue to fall for this media nonsense is beyond me.

In 2007-2008 it was common knowledge the left was holding their fire on Mike Huckabee because they knew he would be an “easy kill” in the general election. Nothing has changed by the way, Huckabee is still an “easy kill” which is why you see the left treating Huckabee nicely now, and the Daily Kos‘ official pollster, PPP, always manages to find just the right sample to make Huckabee the front runner in their polls.

If Sarah Palin was such a disaster, in the minds of the left, they wouldn’t spend every waking moment trying to destroy her! Same goes for the little elites in the Republican Party. Indeed, the left would be propping her up and hoping we’d be “dumb” enough to make her the nominee!

As for the GOP, if she was THAT bad, she’d get destroyed in the primaries and that would be the end of that.

The other problem with those who think Sarah Palin is somehow “damaged” is this: She has been absolutely hammered by the left and weasels in the GOP since September of 2008, and she’s still standing tall.

In a way it’s a good thing, as Sarah is the most vetted candidate in the history of the Republic! At this point her detractors have nothing else to attack her with. They are down to recycling old attacks from years ago, that didn’t work the first time around.

In a way, the haters have inoculated Sarah and made her all but bullet-proof to any attacks.

Put another way, Sarah’s numbers have gone as low as they can. They have no where to go but up, and that’s what a campaign is for. BTW, people should never forget that among Republicans, Sarah still has higher approval numbers than anyone else, and it’s Republicans who decide who their nominee is.

Now let’s look at a what would happen to a “media approved” candidate:

Everything would be just peachy until they got the nomination, then all hell would break lose, especially since the media would be trying to protect their messiah, Barack Obama.

They would go to any length to destroy anyone who dare try and take Obama down. But instead of having years to prove they’re not the Anti-Christ, the poor hapless Republican nominee would have six months, tops, to prove they weren’t the devil reincarnate.

Good luck with that.

This media approved candidate would also have to have a spine of steel and set of core principles to match. Of course, if they were that sort, they wouldn’t be “media approved” in the first place.

The fact is, Sarah Palin is the one leader who never panders to the media and actually seems to relish the fact she’s not in their good graces. She understands if that bunch was loving her, she’d be doing it all wrong.

Sarah has proven she can beat the media at their own game.

Read all of Tony Lee’s Top Ten, spot on assessment here.

The GOP establishment are just as much to blame for the mess this nation is in as the hard left. They have been little more than enablers to extremists. In many cases, they actually agree with them.

You got guys like Romney, who created socialized medicine in America before the left could pull it off, and Tim Pawlenty who is jealous he didn’t beat Romney to it! Oh, and don’t get me started on Pawlenty’s embrace of the global warming fairy tale.

Then there is Newt Gingrich. He’s taken being an enabler of the left to a whole ‘nuther level!

With “friends” like these, who needs enemies!

The media and the GOP establishment have been working night and day to stop Sarah Palin. They wouldn’t be putting out the effort if she wasn’t a threat, and you better believe Sarah Palin is a serious threat to business as usual in D.C.

And that’s a very good thing!

I started working on this piece before Sarah Palin gave her game changing speech in Madison, Wisconsin, interviewed with Sean Hannity,and hammered Obama on Libya …. twice.

There’s a new talking point out there now.

It seems, according to those “concerned” GOPers, that Sarah Palin isn’t making the required pilgrimage to Iowa like every good little candidate should.This is a sure sign, they point out, that she isn’t up to the task of running.

Besides she’d give up all of the money she’s making. Might as well sit this out and “anoint” some feckless loser who’ll get slaughtered by Obama in the general election.

After all, it’s bound to be someone’s “turn.

These people obviously never actually listen to the woman, or are so used to empty rhetoric from their bunch, they don’t understand Sarah Palin doesn’t do empty rhetoric.

If “Game On!” wasn’t plain enough, maybe what Sarah has said over and over since then will help. Sarah has made a point of saying it’s way too early for anyone to start running for President. In her mind, there is simply more important things to do, especially since the election is 18 months down the road.

Here’s a message to the left wing media and those GOP elites:

If Sarah Palin decides to run, and we’re almost certain she will, she will win the Republican nomination and the presidency, handily, and there isn’t anything you can do about it.

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SarahPAC: Looking Ahead to 2012

Posted by Ron Devito on April 28, 2011

Dear Friends,

I am so thankful for the American patriots across our nation who voted this past November to bring Congress back to the ideals of our Founding Fathers.
The White House and Congress heard loud-and-clear that Americans don’t want cradle-to-grave government control of our lives. We don’t want government bureaucrats deciding what kind of light bulbs we should use, what kind of cars we should drive, and which doctors can and can’t care for us and our families. And we don’t want our president continuing to manipulate the U.S. energy supply. What we want are the freedom and opportunities to make a better life for ourselves in this most exceptional nation on earth.

Taking back control of the House last year was only the first step. Now you and I must fix our eyes on 2012. Our goal is to take back the White House and the Senate. We must take back control of Congress and the White House in order to undo the damage done by the disastrous Obama/Pelosi/Reid agenda.

I’ll be supporting commonsense conservative candidates in crucial off-year elections and doing all that I can to ramp up our preparations for 2012. And I promise to join you in holding new members of Congress accountable to ensure that they live up to their campaign promises to rein in out-of-control government spending and to repeal and replace the massive, burdensome, and unwanted Obamacare bill.

Can I count on your support as we look ahead to 2012?

I know what a sacred trust it is to be asking you to contribute your hard-earned money to SarahPAC. I take that trust very seriously, especially in these hard economic times. But there’s so much at stake now -– we are the most powerful country on earth and the world is better off because of us. Yet our own president and our liberal Senate seem determined to weaken us.

It’s imperative that you and I fight to end deficit spending – protect our free market entrepreneurial system – drill here and drill now for responsible energy independence – secure our borders – and strengthen our national defense to stand up to Islamic extremists and other enemies of America.

If you want to help me lay crucial groundwork, please send your best gift possible to SarahPAC today.

Thank you for joining me in the fight to keep America the country we know and love!

With an Alaskan Heart,

 

Sarah Palin

 

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2000 To Pack California Uni. Hall To Hear Palin (Video Link)

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on April 28, 2011

 
  And the media says she is irrelevant !

“The constant sound of sawing, hammering, and sweeping can be heard at Lemoore’s West Hills College brand new Golden Eagle Arena. More than two-hundred workers are working overtime to get the place ready for its grand opening and Sarah Palin’s appearance this Sunday.

Sarah Palin’s speech begins at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Golden Eagle Arena. School officials estimate there will be just under 2,000 people inside watching.

Original Post at M.Joseph Sheppard’s A Point Of View

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