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Gov. Palin: Support Our Troops and Pray for Their Safe Return

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 31, 2012

Governor Palin posted this photo and the following message on her Facebook page earlier today:

Last night wrapped up a convention that was very encouraging; so, thank you to all who worked hard to provide needed inspiration while focusing on the U.S. economy. And for all the great speeches we heard at the convention this week and those we’ll hear next week, I sincerely hope we as Americans, despite our political disagreements, will respectfully remember our brave men and women in uniform – for they are still in harm’s way so that we can sleep in peace. Our troops in Afghanistan have suffered terrible casualties this year. We don’t hear much about this lately. You never hear our troops complain though, even when it seems like some of us safely back home enjoying the freedoms they protect too easily forget their sacrifices. But the moms wearing blue and gold stars remember. The wives and husbands raising kids alone while their spouse is in a war zone remember. The kids whose mom and dad can’t be there for birthdays and school plays and skinned knees and graduations remember. Every American who loves freedom should remember.

To our U.S. troops over there, please know that we remember your sacrifice. We support and honor you, and we pray for your safe and speedy return home where you are loved and belong.

- Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin to Obama: “Mr. President, Game On!”

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 31, 2012

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One of Governor Palin’s most outstanding speeches was given in Madison, Wisconsin at the Tax Day Tea Party.   Governor Palin took the fight to the opposition as she supported Governor Scott Walker and conservatives in their fight against the union thugs in Wisconsin.

Clay Barbour and Doug Erickson reported on the event at the Wisconsin State Journal:

Cold, blustery conditions did little to quell the heated rhetoric Saturday as thousands gathered at the state Capitol for a pair of dueling rallies.

But what started with a tax day event on the east side and a pro-union rally on the south side turned quickly into a contest over who could scream louder as union supporters crowded tea party activists and tried to drown out their speakers.

The commotion, however, did not stop keynote speaker Sarah Palin from hitting her marks. Braving the snow and stinging wind, the former Alaska governor took shots at unions and the president, while defending Gov. Scott Walker and his efforts to curb collective bargaining for public employees.

“Your governor did the right thing and you won,” she yelled, over the din of protesters. “Your beautiful state won.”

Saturday marked the third straight year Wisconsin’s tea parties have hosted a Tax Day Rally at the Capitol. This year’s event occurred in the shadow of a two-month battle between union supporters and the governor.

That tension gave birth to the counter rally, which took place on the opposite side of the Capitol and featured speakers like Mayor-elect Paul Soglin and state Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton.

Walker’s controversial collective bargaining bill, currently stuck in the courts, has sharply divided the state and led to recall efforts against eight Republican state senators. And though eight Democratic senators also face possible recalls, Saturday’s tea party rally was seen by many as an effort to energize the GOP in the face of growing opposition.

“I think everything that’s happened in the past few months has them worried,” said Kimi Ishikawa, a Madison-area teacher who attended the counter-rally. “I think they now know we are going to keep going and not let up.”

According to Capitol police, about 6,500 attended the rallies. Officials could not say which was bigger, mainly because the counter-rally protesters spent as much time jeering the tea party event as they did listening to their own speakers. Most observers agreed, however, that both crowds seemed roughly equal in size.

Palin was joined Saturday in the tea party rally by radio personality Vicki McKenna, Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund and controversial conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who at one point told the loud counter-protesters to “go to hell.”

Palin spent much of her 16-minute speech criticizing President Obama but started with praise for Walker. Noting that she has many teachers in her family, and is a former union member herself, Palin said Walker understands that a state must be solvent in order to take care of its public sector workers.

“He’s not trying to hurt union members, he’s trying to save your jobs and your pensions,” she said.

Wearing a skirt and no hat or gloves, she didn’t seem bothered by the weather, saying, “I feel like I’m at home.” She said she came to Madison because “this is where real courage and real integrity can be found.”

Palin lit into Obama, calling his financial stimulus package “useless” and several of his initiatives, including “really fast trains” and solar shingles, “cockamamie and harebrained.” She mentioned 2012 repeatedly, at one point saying, “The 2012 election begins here.”

Jedediah Bila wrote at The Daily Caller:

The former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate credited the Tea Party with winning “an electoral victory of historic proportions last November.” She praised Scott Walker’s efforts toward fiscal discipline. She stood up to the GOP establishment. And she had a strong message for Barack Obama as we approach 2012: “Mr. President, game on!”

Palin, who stems from “a family of schoolteachers,” reached out to Wisconsin’s union members: “I’m here today as a patriot, as a taxpayer, as a former union member, and as the wife of a union member … A pension is a promise that must be kept. Now your Governor, Scott Walker, understands this. He understands that states must be solvent in order to keep their promises. And that’s what he’s trying to do. He’s not trying to hurt union members. Hey, folks — he’s trying to save your jobs and your pensions.”

She talked tough with respect to the watered-down budget compromise reached by President Obama, John Boehner, and Harry Reid, affirming, “That is not courage. That’s capitulation.” She added, “Now there is a lesson here — in the Beltway politico, something that they need to understand — the lesson comes from here in Madison. So, our lesson is to the GOP establishment first … if you stand on the platform, if you stand by your pledges, we will stand with you. We will fight with you, GOP. We have your back. Together we will win because America will win.”

“We didn’t elect you just to re-arrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic,” Palin continued. “We didn’t elect you just to stand back and watch Obama redistribute those deck chairs. What we need is for you to stand up, GOP, and fight.” She added, “Maybe I should ask some of the Badger women’s hockey team — those champions — maybe I should ask them if we should be suggesting to GOP leaders, they need to learn how to fight like a girl!”

Palin called out President Obama on his unsuccessful stimulus, big-government promoting SOTU address, and proclivity toward ignoring the will of the people via Obamacare, reckless spending, and proposals for tax increases on the middle class and job creators. She challenged his tendency to “apologize for America while you bow and kowtow to our enemies and you snub our allies like Israel,” as well as the manner in which “you [Barack Obama] cut off oil development here and then you hypocritically praise foreign countries for their drilling.”

“We the people, we rose up, and we decisively rejected the Left’s big-government agenda,” Palin asserted. “We don’t want it. We can’t afford it. And we are unwilling to pay for it.”

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She continued, “No, our president isn’t leading. He’s punting on this debt crisis. The only future that Barack Obama is trying to win is his own re-election. He’s willing to mortgage your children’s future to ensure his own. And that is not the audacity of hope. That’s cynicism. Piling more debt onto our children and our grandchildren — it’s not courage. No, that’s cowardice.” She added, “You ignored us in 2010. But you cannot ignore us in 2012.”

Palin expressed strong support for common-sense conservatives in Madison and a positive message for America as we look forward to the next presidential election: “Madison, you defended that 2010 electoral mandate. You are heroes. You are patriots. And when the history of this Tea Party movement is written, what you accomplished here will not be forgotten. Your historic stand brought down the curtain on the last election, and the 2012 election begins here. We will take the courage and the integrity that you showed all of America. We will take it and we will win back our country … We will fight for America. And it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin. It starts here! It starts now! … Mr. President, game on!”

Palin’s Madison speech reminds us of some important things. She’s not in the least bit afraid of a tough crowd. She’ll hold members of her party accountable if they don’t keep their word. She is passionate about the Tea Party movement and isn’t about to abandon her conservative principles in order to fit in with what’s cool in D.C. And she is one tough cookie.

Most importantly, Sarah Palin sounds ready, willing, and able to tackle the Obama agenda. Like I always say, let the games begin.

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McCain/Palin Led Obama/Biden 1 Week Post-Convention: The Challenge For Romney/Ryan

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on August 31, 2012

When the GOP convention opened on September 1st 2008, with the first day cancelled like the 2012 Tampa conventions, candidate Obama had a 4 and a half point lead over John McCain 48.8 to 44.3.

On the first real day of the convention McCain was behind Obama by a huge 6.4 points 49.2 to 42.8

In four days from Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential nomination acceptance speech on September 3rd , on September 7th,  the McCain/Palin team went into the lead by 1 point 46.7 to Obama’s 45.7

On the 9th day from the opening of the convention the McCain/Palin lead was 2.4 points over Obama and huge turnaround from the 6.4 point deficit.

Thus Palin’s acceptance speech saw a 9% increase in support from the night of her address for McCain/Palin
and at its height the McCain/Palin convention bounce was 3.7 points.

These are the figures that Romney/Ryan would have to be compared with. The initial results, as far as 17 million fewer viewers watching Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech, are not promising for them. The one week post convention to be Romney/Ryan in the lead will be the main marker.

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Palin: CPAC 2012 Keynote Speech

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 31, 2012

CPAP2012Inspiring and motivating grassroots activists, Sarah Palin took to the stage as keynote speaker for the 2012 CPAC Convention where she was not only heckled by Occupy Wall Street members but was also given at least twelve standing ovations by convention attendees.  Palin, in her own unique way, took care of the hecklers along with a little help from the audience.

Like no other conservative, Palin gives the kind of speech that makes the listener want to hang on every word.  Never one to sugarcoat the problems our nation faces, Palin offers time-tested conservative truths to solve these problems along with a dose of much-needed optimism for the future.  Her evident love of country is clearly articulated in her impassioned words.

I was part of that 2012 CPAC audience and you can view my initial impressions here.

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Sarah Palin Talks to Kelly, Cavuto, and Hannity on Day 3 of the GOP Convention (Videos)

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 31, 2012

After inexplicably being frozen out of FOX News commentary on Day 2 of the RNC, Governor Palin talked yesterday on Day 3 of the convention to Megyn Kelly, Neil Cavuto, and Sean Hannity about the RNC and the 2012 election.

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Governor Palin discussed what lies ahead for the Romney/Ryan team in a telephone interview with Megyn Kelly.  She said that “things got ugly 4 years ago because Obama’s lapdogs in the liberal media will stop at nothing to see that their “chosen one” is elected.”  She said that Romney, having been on the campaign trail for 5 years,  is “loaded for bear” and ready for when the media try to warp his record and his reputation.  She said they must be prepared for unfair shots that will be taken but not be consumed by unfairness of leftist media. Governor Palin said that Romney/Ryan need a clear plan about how we are going to turn the country around to give people confidence that they will do a better job than Obama.   She said that we need to make people understand free markets were responsible for America’s prosperity.

In response to Megyn’s question about the Yahoo controversy, she said that the “Yahoo dude”who made “that horrible comment” also tried to change the context of her comments in her interview with Charlie Gibbs, and that she is glad that he “got canned.”

Asked for her opinion about Paul Ryan’s speech, Governor Palin said that he had some “big ideas” and that Biden would probably be “tempted to call in sick” on the night of the next VP debate.

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Although it aired later in the day, Governor Palin’s interview with Neil Cavuto appeared to have been filmed earlier in the week at her second home in Arizona.  It is an excellent interview, with a number of nuggets.  Addressing the criticism that Ryan and Romney had supported TARP,  Governor Palin said, “Mea Culpa!  Say ‘sorry’, we shouldn’t have done that We have learned our lesson, we we will not repeat that”.  She also advised the use of the “A” word: austerity.  ‘  Asked about the potential for a future Presidential run, she said, “politics drives me crazy,”  but indicated her willingness to continue to help.

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Speaking from the convention floor, Sean Hannity interviewed Governor Palin, who was speaking from her home studio in Alaska. Asked about Paul Ryan’s speech, Governor Palin said she was “very proud of Paul Ryan and pleased with the words he had to say. ”  She said she couldn’t wail 68 to 69 days from now until we get to “turn this car around” in the November election.  Asked about the economic collapse in 2008, she said that it was the most impacting aspect in that race, that after the economic collapse in September, it was  too late to turn around the media’s claim that it was all due to the Republicans’ fault.

Governor Palin described the 2008 Obama campaign as “this bogus hopey-changey stuff just built on this utopian idea in fantasy land.  She referred to Bill Clinton’s statement that the Obama campaign was the biggest fairytale he had ever seen.  She said that we now  have the opportunity to hire a new team of leaders to get us out of this mess.

Hannity asked Sarah what she thought of the campaign promise Romney would make in his speech that by 2020 North America would be energy-independent by using “all of the above”  energy sources, which would create a lot of jobs.   Governor Palin responded, “Of course we can do that….  Energy independence is absolutely possible.”   She said that it is unfortunate Obama “has decided to tap foreign sources instead of our own natural God-given sources of energy.”

Asked for her reaction to the general tone of the Obama campaign and whether she thought the negative attacks would backfire, she said that Democrats and media lapdogs will stop at nothing to get Obama re-elected.  Compared to the 2008 election, she siad that it could perhaps  get even worse during the time between now and the election.  Governor Palin  said that voters need to do their own homework because 90 % of the lapdog media are “in the tank for Ob ama,” and that what they relay is based on falsehoods.  She said that we need to trust the wisdom of the people, that they know what they got with Obama – insolvency.

Hannity asked whether she thought voters would decide on the economic issues and not the attack ads.  Governor Palin said that what it comes down to is  what will allow people to get back to work and  how we can reindustrialize this country and stop outsourcing our jobs.    She said that we do that by “not putting our faith in big centralized government  planners. ”  She said, “The  path to freedom and prosperity in America, it runs through free men and free markets, it doesn’t run  through government.”

Asked about the Dems’ charges of racism by Republicans was “reverse discrimination bogus stuff.” She said that they diminish the point they are trying to make by playing the race card.  She said that the  GOP is a big tent  and that  she cares about people’s  character and reputation, not the pigment of their skin.  Governor Palin advised to stop ” preaching to the choir” and to talk to Independents and Reagan Democrats,  who are people who want American exceptionalism to return.  She said that the planks in the GOP platform are the right ones to build that exceptionalism, prosperity, and security again.  She said that those planks are tried and tested, common sense,  and Economics 101.

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Governor Palin Wowed the Crowds at CPAC 2012

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 31, 2012

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There were many glowing reports after Governor Palin’s exceptional speech at CPAC 2012.  Here is one of them, written by Tony Lee and posted at NewsMax:

Sarah Palin came to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. on her 48th birthday. The crowd serenaded her. And her speech was received raucously, as conservatives saw in her someone who articulated conservatism while clearly — and surgically and defiantly — differentiating herself from President Barack Obama.

Symbolically clad in a bold-red blouse (and not in a pale, pink pastel color, which symbolizes the Republican establishment of which she is not a part), Palin also reminded the CPAC audience why CPAC was born.

“Conservatives wanted not so much government but the Republican Party to hear us,” Palin said, in describing the genesis of CPAC.  “At the 1975 CPAC, Ronald Reagan … laid out a blueprint for rebuilding the GOP under a banner of bold colors not pale pastels … And ever since then, CPAC has been a rally for conservative action.”

Added Palin: “Today, the conservative movement has never been stronger or brighter … Yet, the federal government has never cast a bigger shadow.”

But while Palin said Americans were waving a “bold banner that shouts ‘Don’t Tread on Me’” and that “our movement is bigger than one person, one candidate, one party …”, the conservative movement lacks a leader who can not only galvanize conservatives but also attack the opposition while having a record to personally back up those criticisms.

And on a day when Palin reportedly generated more enthusiasm than every presidential candidate combined who spoke at CPAC and owned the room and conference, one could not wonder how many who were listening to the speech were coming to the realization that Palin should be the GOP nominee for president much in the same way the majority in attendance at Kemper Arena in Kansas City in 1976 at the Republican National Convention, in their hearts, knew that Ronald Reagan — and not Gerald Ford — was the rightful standard-bearer of bold conservatism.

Exhibit A: Palin indicted Obama for his “Winning the Future” plan she dubbed “his WTF plan” and his “bankrupt green energy plan,” and said, regarding the debt: “Cut it, gut it, get rid of it.”

Exhibit B: She fiercely defended life: “We believe every child is created equal with right to life,” Palin passionately said. “I ask you to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves … if not us, then who?”

Exhibit C: Palin said she did not want Obama’s economy that lasts and, instead, wanted an end to his administration and false promises.

“He can keep his change,” Palin said. “We’ll keep our God, our guns, our Constitution.”

Exhibit D: Palin’s fiercest words were against the crony capitalistic system of Washington that has turned all Americans off.

Palin said this is not the Washington of our founding fathers and it is “something our forefathers never envisioned.” She said the “permanent political class is content,” and they exempt themselves and play by a different set of rules.

She said the “money-making opportunities” for those in D.C. are endless and they “spread their wealth” to their friends and donors. Palin has repeatedly rebuked and attacked this culture of “crony capitalism.”

“This isn’t the capitalism of free men and free markets,” Palin said. “It’s the capitalism of connections. … This is the capitalism of Barack Obama of the permanent political class.”

She called Washington a “playground of the government rich” where “millionaires are minted overnight” even though nothing is produced except favors to friends and cronies.

“Our permanent political class is content, they are immune to the realities that the rest of us face; they exempt themselves, they play by their different set of rules,” Palin said, before adding politicians are elected by promising more programs and “new freebies and new favors” and government grows to accommodate their promises.

“It never shrinks,” Palin said, in reference to the ever-growing government that “crowds out equal opportunity” and “extinguishes the independent, pioneering American spirit.”

She said politicians run by indicting Washington as a “cesspool” but then, once they arrive in Washington, decide it is like a hot tub.

“Well America, it is time we drain the jacuzzi and we throw the bums out with the bath water,” Palin said.

And then, Palin brought down the hammer. Walked the walk. And cast herself as someone who faced the same problem that Obama faced and took a different path than Obama.

“I came from a state with a corruption problem too — though you don’t make many friends in the establishment doing it, I fought the corrupt political mistake,” Palin said. “Barack Obama used it … he brought it here with him.”

To combat Obama’s cronyism, Palin said conservatives needed reinforcements and the Republican establishment should give the coming reinforcements leadership posts and described why it was essential for Republicans to be united in the fall.

But while she said conservatives and Republicans had to unite around the eventual nominee that she hoped would address CPAC in 2013, Palin said that the GOP nominee must be “strong,” “fortified,” “passionate,” and “a fighter for America’s ideals.”

She added, in a veiled shot at Mitt Romney: “Our candidate must be someone who can instinctively turn right to constitutional conservative principles,” Palin said. “It’s too late in the game to teach it or spin it … it’s either there or it isn’t.”

Palin said the 2012 election was critical because Americans could “look to the old world to see the new world’s future” if America does not take care of its fiscal crisis.

“So help me God, it’s not the future we will ever accept,” Palin said.

Palin will not accept that future because it is an un-exceptional one. An un-American one, to say the least.

“We are the heirs of patriots who cast off the chains of tyranny, of immigrants who braved the seas, of pioneers who pushed into the great unknown, of soldiers who stormed foreign shores, of farmers and workers laboring in field and in factories from dusk to dawn,” Palin said. “They toiled so their children would have a better life. That is America. And that is freedom. And that is why we are exceptional.”

Palin repeatedly said the door was open for a conservative victory, but the door that seemed to be open the widest was the one to her political future as the leader of the conservative movement and as heiress to the Reagan legacy.

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Andrew Malcolm wrote at Investors Business Daily about how Governor Palin connects with her audience.

No wonder CPAC saved Sarah for last. And adjourned the conference during her applause.

No one in their right mind would go on-stage after Palin’s political palaver. People who dislike or fear her are incapable of seeing or admitting it. But that doesn’t diminish the reality that Palin is a rare political celebrity and, therefore, an unharnessed power to be reckoned with within the GOP for the foreseeable future.

We’re not talking about her running for any office. We’re talking about her influence, her enduring proven ability to attract and then ignite a crowd — even before anyone sees her. The CPAC buzz was electric all-day. Impatient “Sar-ah! Sar-ah!” chants broke out during preceding speakers.

She has the ability to speak about issues that profoundly bother the audience in common ways and words that listeners instantly recognize and wish they had thought to say just that way. Watch in the video below of her full CPAC speech for how this church-going mother of five mocks Obama’s Winning the Future program with an almost off-color aside. And prompts shared laughter, not shock.

She gets immense unspoken credit for withstanding an amazing amount of abuse and keeping on ticking. Palin punches have power, like her elbows beneath the basket in high school athletic days. One supporter said to me, as if it was the highest contemporary compliment possible, “She fights like a girl!”

Most politicians these days talk to their audiences or, worse, at them. Even the Real Good Talker, who made his name on a 2004 convention speech and has been giving too many ever since. Governing is hard work. Campaigning is tiring, but much easier. So, he has been and will be campaigning, blaming others as usual.

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Instead, instinctively Palin doesn’t speak at or to audiences. She speaks for them. She tells them what they’ve already accomplished through the tea party, for instance, and what they can accomplish this year and beyond if united. It’s empowering and invigorating, no longer burdened by the attacks of enemies, she need play no defense. The audience hears that she knows them and eagerly becomes hers. To criticize Sarah is to criticize them.

It’s a refreshing phenomenon to watch politically when compared to the current bipartisan cast of characters trying to communicate publicly in this presidential election year. Fascinating, as on either side the ones who are running aren’t connecting. The one who isn’t, is.

Excerpting Palin speeches loses the flow, the knitting together of her thoughts with the audience’s. Even television filters the electricity of listening in the same room. The best we can do for now is provide her full speech on video.

P.S. After his CPAC speech, Santorum and clan walked off the stage. After theirs, Romney and Gingrich stepped down to shake hands with front-row members for a few minutes. Good moves.

After hers, Palin got a standing ovation. She waved for two minutes then plunged into the audience. Moving slowly like a mini-mob from one side of the vast ballroom to the other to accommodate the waves of well-wishers with hands outstretched and cellphones poised. Some sections spontaneously sang ‘Happy Birthday’ for her. And she was thrilled every time.

Sarah Palin did this for the better part of another hour, longer actually than her speech. TV was oblivious, the crews coiling their wires to go home as she continued shaking and touching hands on the ballroom floor below.

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Josh Lederman at The Hill wrote about the audience’s response to Governor Palin.

If Sarah Palin had been on the ballot for the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference, there is little doubt she would have won.

The former Alaska governor received far-and-away the most spirited and enthusiastic reception at this convention of about 10,000 conservative activists.

She drew the audience to its feet more than a dozen times during her keynote address on Saturday.

The cheers for Palin were so loud that they drowned out her remarks again and again. Conference organizers had to set up three overflow rooms to accommodate the throngs of supporters eager to hear her words.

“The president says small-town Americans, we bitterly cling to our religion and our guns because we’re just doggone frustrated with his pace of change,” Palin said. “We say, ‘Keep your change. We’ll keep our God, our guns, our Constitution.’ ”

Almost all of Palin’s address, which closed the three-day conference, derided President Obama with escalating intensity, throwing his campaign slogans back at him with irony and vitriol.

“Hope and change? Yea, you gotta hope things change,” she said.

Her audience ate it up.

Palin painted a portrait of a president who shames the military, increases dependence on the government and embraces corruption. She said only when he is ousted from the White House will the United States have a commander in chief worthy of U.S. troops.

“This is Obama’s Washington. It is not the Washington of our founders, but the Washington of the permanent political class,” she said. “It is something that our forefathers never envisioned as they would have sworn their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor to change.”

Palin lingered in the ballroom for almost half an hour after completing her speech, greeting the supporters who lavished praise on her and chanted her first name.

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“He says he has a jobs plan out, a jobs plan to ‘Win the Future.’ W.T.F. — I know,” she said.

Even the disruption of a gaggle of Occupy Wall Street protesters who heckled Palin became another symbol of her overwhelming support among this crowd of red-meat conservatives. The bulk of the crowd immediately coalesced to drown out the protesters with chants of “U.S.A.”

“I say to the Occupy protesters, you’re occupying the wrong place; you’re protesting the wrong thing,” Palin said later.

Palin’s support has been actively courted by the presidential candidates since she announced in October she would not jump into the GOP primary. While her husband, Todd Palin, has endorsed Newt Gingrich and Palin has spoken favorably about the former House Speaker, she has been careful not to offer a full endorsement, thus maintaining her illusive intrigue.

“We don’t know who our nominee will be to come up against Barack Obama and his failed policies in the fall,” she said. “We know this election will be hard-fought. Our nominee must be ready, strong, fortified, passionate, a fighter for American ideals.”

Palin did appear to take a veiled swipe at Mitt Romney, who won the straw poll of CPAC activists despite perennial uncertainty among conservatives about whether he is a true believer.

“Our candidate must be someone who can instinctively turn right to constitutional, conservative principles,” she said. “It’s too late in the game to teach it or to spin it at this point. It’s either there or it isn’t.”

Although lauding the benefits of a prolonged, competitive primary fight, Palin implored Republicans not to attack each other so vigorously that they would do Democrats’ work for them by undercutting their viability in the general election.

“We know that the far left and their media allies can’t beat us on the issues, so instead, they distort our records,” she said. “They’ll even attack our families. Let’s not do the job for them. OK, Republicans? OK, independents?”

And Palin, embracing the unconventional, defiant quality that helped her become a Tea Party luminary, warned Republicans not to take the movement for granted when more Tea Party candidates are elected in November.

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Jerome Corsi wrote at WorldNetDaily about Governor Palin’s attack on Obama’s big-government policies:

“Can we defeat Barack Obama in 2012?” asked former Republican governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, keynote speaker at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

“Yes, we can!” she insisted to a standing ovation, echoing a central Barack Obama 2008 presidential campaign slogan.

Palin brought the CPAC convention to a rousing close today with a well-crafted attack on the big-government policies of Barack Obama.

“We are not red and blue Americans, we are red, white and blue Americans,” Palin proclaimed, praising the impact of the tea party on the Republican Party.

“Instead of transforming America as he promised, Barack Obama has ‘mucked it up,’” Palin proclaimed to a packed and cheering CPAC auditorium.

“Hope and change,” she said, echoing Obama’s 2012 campaign slogan. “Oh yeah, you have got to hope it is going to change.”

The CPAC audience responded by standing and shouting, “USA! USA!” and ,”Sarah! Sarah!”

Palin called upon CPAC to come together as conservative opponents to Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Characterizing a second Obama term as “tax and overspend,” Palin said this was a future Republicans would not accept.

“Mr. President, we want your administration to end!” she exhorted the CPAC conservatives. “Never has there been such a gaping disconnect between how Barack Obama sees the ‘state of the union’ and how ‘we the people’ see the ‘state of the union.’”

She attacked Obama budget deficits saying, “We shouldn’t have to spend our lives as Americans working so hard so government can spend so easy.”

She earned strong applause saying Republicans have an economic plan “and it’s called the free market.”

Palin took Obama to task for saying small town people “cling to their God and their guns.”

“You keep the change, Barack Obama,” she replied. “We’ll keep our God, our guns and our Constitution.”

She proclaimed Americans will rise up to defend First Amendment rights to religious freedom and Second Amendment rights to bear arms.

She attacked Obamacare for demanding faith-based health providers must offer contraceptive and abortion services.

“We believe it’s time to return power to the people,” she insisted. “That’s where the Founders placed the power, and that’s where we should place it.”

Palin took the Obama administration to task for negotiating with the Taliban and standing by watching as Iran develops nuclear weapons, while reducing the size of the U.S. military.

She drew a standing ovation for demanding, “The first and foremost obligation of the president of the United States is national defense, and we will never apologize for a free world. We must be home of the brave, just as our ancestors fought and died to defend this land of the free.”

Palin playfully suggested that Obama would have plenty of time to mingle with the people, after his first term failed to “stem back the rise of the oceans” and begin a new era of economic prosperity, as Obama promised to do, when running for president in 2008.

Palin asked when was the last time the Environmental Protection Agency prevented Obama from building a new government building as aggressively as it prevents the development of U.S. domestic energy resources.

She declared that under Obama, Washington, D.C., is now the urban area with highest per-capita income in the nation, as Obama expands the federal workforce and the Capital “mints millionaires overnight.”

“This Washington is the place where men and women arrive to enrich themselves,” she charged, insisting that “crony capitalism” had become under Obama the way the Washington-based power elite share the wealth with their political friends.

“Tea-party patriots rose up in 2010 and said, ‘We don’t want big-government and we won’t pay for it,’” Palin proclaimed. “Tea-party patriots are alive and well, and this time we expect them to get leadership positions in the Congress.”

She reminded the CPAC audience that in the final analysis, Obama is a Chicago-style politician who brought to Washington with him the graft and corruption for which Chicago is known.

She defended the GOP presidential primary contest, claiming the competition strengthens the Republican Party for victory in November.

“For the sake of our country, we must stand united – whoever our nominee is,” she encouraged a CPAC audience that responded with yet another in a series of standing ovations.

“Whoever the GOP presidential nominee is, that person will be deserving of our troops,” she promised. “Our vision is as bold, and strong, and free as the country we love. It’s a vision of liberty and empowerment, and we will fight to preserve it.”

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‘Stolen Intelligence’ Preview: Finale of ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ Monday at 8-10 PM EST

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 31, 2012

The ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ website has posted a preview preview  of Episode 4, the grande finale episode, which will air from 8 to 10 PM EST on Monday.  The brief description of the episode is as follows:

In an action-packed finale, the remaining squads execute a ship-board mission in a battle for the championship.

We’re rooting for Todd Palin and J. W. Cortes, but regardless of who wins the championship, a lot of money will have been raised for the respective charities of the participants.  And that is a good thing.

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Ted Cruz Credits Sarah Palin Endorsement As “Game-Changing”

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 31, 2012

From article at Texas on the Potomac:

While speaking with POLITICO’s Mike Allen this morning, the Texas Republican Senate nominee called Palin’s endorsement “game-changing.”

“If you look at the senate races across the country this cycle and last cycle, Governor Palin has had a game changing impact one after the other,” explained Cruz.

Palin endorsed Cruz, a Tea Party favorite who shares her philosophy of liberty and limited government, just days before a wide-open May 29 primary, helping to propel Cruz into a strong second place showing. The Cruz surge provided momentum for his runoff battle with Dewhurst.

“Fighters like Ted Cruz can lead the charge for us,” former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said in July when she came to Texas to campaign with Cruz, calling him a “a proven, common-sense constitutional conservative.”

The Tea Party favorite admitted that many have referred to his victory as “improbable.” He told Allen that the reason why Palin’s endorsement has had such an enormous impact is because voters consider her a true barometer of conservatism.

“In a Republican primary, everyone claims to be conservative and voters are pretty cynical. They are tired of these candidates that sounds great on the stump. They say they are going to cut spending, they get into the office and they become spineless jellyfish,” Cruz said. “I think conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is a real deal.”

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Sarah Palin’s Reagan 100 speech: ‘Choosing the Stars’

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 30, 2012

Video retrieved from .  Text of speech can be found here.

Governor Palin gave the keynote speech for the Reagan 100 celebration of  Reagan’s 100th birthday.  During her visit to the Reagan Ranch, Governor Palin was given a private tour of the ranch, which she mentions during her speech.  Jensen Sutta, the photographer who was hired to photograph the tour, tells that story here.

bain 12 at Alaskans4Palin wrote an excellent article about Governor Palin’s speech:

Governor Sarah Palin addressed dinner guests at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California on February 4, 2011 as the keynote speaker for the Young America’s Foundation Reagan 100 Celebration. I got a little misty eyed as I watched it live. For a precious hour it was ‘Morning in America’ again! An oasis in the Obama desert. This was as “presidential” a speech as you will ever see.

Note at the beginning of her speech where Sarah describes riding on the same trails that Ronald Reagan had cleared. Sarah is doing that politically now: Following in Reagan’s footsteps.

“There isn’t one replacement for Reagan, but there are millions who believe in the great ideas that he espoused,” Governor Palin told her audience.”There is a whole army of patriotic Davids out there across this great country ready to stand up and to speak out in defense of Liberty, and these Davids aren’t afraid to tell Goliath, ‘Don’t Tread On Me!’”

In this one statement, Sarah gives ownership of America to those in whom it rightly belongs. It’s up to us. Last night she said there would never be another Reagan. But just as Reagan did, “We The People” must fight for Conservative values, principles and personal responsibility. That is how we all can honor Reagan.

Sarah continued: “He (Reagan) saw our nation at a critical turning point. We could choose one direction or the other: Socialism, or freedom and free markets; Collectivism or individualism. In his words we could choose the swamp or the stars.

It took a Carter to get a Reagan. Both Reagan and Sarah Palin credit the love, spirit, and greatness of America to its people, not to themselves. Both Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin place their trust in people, created in the image of God, guided by Constitutionally guaranteed freedom, to excel. Real leaders give authority and credit to the people who are actually in charge of getting things done. Sarah leads with the understanding that people yearn for the freedom to lead themselves. She provides a springboard and a rallying cry from which American Patriots can move ahead if they so choose.

They’re not comfortable with her because Sarah is not a member of the establishment. “The irony,” according to Lee Edwards, a Reagan biographer and fellow at the Heritage Foundation, “is that neither was Reagan.” President Reagan would be proud of Sarah Palin!

“I must admit it was an impressive speech. The first I have heard her give since she accepted the VP nomination, only much better. Reaganesque even.” – (Follow this link to read the entire article from Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett)

Some highlights from Governor Palin’s speech -

“As an Alaskan I proudly consider myself a western conservative in the spirit of Ronald Reagan…He refused to sit down and be silent as our liberties were eroding by an out-of-control centralized government that over-taxed and over-reached in utter disregard to our Constitutional limits.”

“President Reagan said that you can’t be for big government, big taxes, big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy.”

“In the words of the left, American exceptionalism is ‘exceptionally big government.'”

“History has proven again and again that when government picks the winners and losers, we’re stuck with the losers.”

“The stimulus didn’t stimulate anything but a tea party.”

“Last November, ‘We the People’ rose up and decisively rejected big government. We don’t want it! We can’t afford it! Enough is enough!”

(On ‘green jobs’) “This is not an economic policy. Its not an energy policy. This is diversion and this is social engineering. This is not the road to national greatness – This is the road to ruin. Its ‘crony’ capitalism on steroids.”

“I’m in favor of a sound, all-of-the-above approach to energy independence.”

“Put faith in God, not government.”

Also see:

Palin on Reagan: He was ‘America’s lifeguard’  

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Palin: Bongino for US Senate

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 30, 2012

Bongino_Senate_MDPosted to Governor Sarah Palin’s Facebook page:

Please join me and Jim DeMint in supporting Dan Bongino for U.S. Senate. You
can show your support for this great candidate by donating to his
campaign. Dan has the message and the ability to become the 51st vote in
the Senate to repeal Obamacare and give commonsense conservatives the
majority.

– Sarah Palin

Palin also included the following link:

$51 for the 51st

http://www.bongino.com

The party that controls 51 seats or more in the U.S. Senate will determine which legislation is considered and approved.
That is why it’s so important that we elect new representatives,
because while hard working people continue to hurt and struggle this U.S. Senate has been one of the least active in our history due to its current leadership.

Today, please join Dan by taking part in his special one day online fundraising effort called $51 for the 51st. Dan can become that influential 51st vote thanks to your support. More

 

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