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Gov. Palin: The choice is clear: Rob Maness for Senate in Louisiana

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 15, 2014

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Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page last night:

Sarah Palin
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Maness Momentum continues in Louisiana! “The Great One” Mark Levin has spoken and Col. Maness is his man for the U.S. Senate from the Pelican State! Last week for the first debate the GOP establishment’s “chosen one” didn’t even bother to show up. No wonder really – he’d have a hard time deciding which side he’s on. President Reagan said “trust but verify.” Check out Congressman Cassidy’s long liberal record, folks, of votes to raise the debt ceiling, votes for President Obama’s “hate crimes” legislation, votes supporting amnesty for illegal aliens, and his long record of support for liberal pro-choice candidates including the very one he’s running against now – Senator Mary Landrieu! Heck, Bill Cassidy even openly opposed Ronald Reagan! Is this the best the GOP can do? Nope. Folks, if we want to WIN in Louisiana, we need to stand in clear contrast to the liberal ways of Obama/Landrieu/Reid. We need to stand with someone who stood tall in uniform for us for 32 years – conservative Col. Rob Maness (USAF, ret.). Please check out the Breitbart article below where I discuss my recent trip to Louisiana and the path to victory for Col. Maness, and watch this video from last week’s debate. The choice is clear: Rob Maness for U.S. Senate.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/14/Exclusive-Sarah-Palin-Draws-A-Line-In-The-Swamp-Col-Rob-Maness-Must-Win-Louisiana-s-Senate-Race-Against-Cassidy-Landrieu

- Sarah Palin

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Here is the article at Breitbart that she linked to:

Exclusive–Sarah Palin Draws a Line in the Swamp: Col. Rob Maness Must Win Senate Race Against Cassidy, Landrieu

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee and a conservative kingmaker, is doubling her efforts in Louisiana to get retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness elected to the U.S. Senate over GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and incumbent Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA).

“Those folks in Washington should visit Louisiana like I have recently,” Palin told Breitbart News exclusively when asked what to make of the GOP establishment efforts to push Maness out of the race. “The momentum, enthusiasm, and dedication for Rob Maness is real, and I’ve seen it – along with a few live gators! The other candidates have spent millions on the air bashing each other with uninspiring ads.”

“Rob’s hard work and his one creative gator-wrestling ad got his message out. He campaigns much like we did in Alaska – going voter to voter and door to door,” she explained. “He’s visited all 64 of Louisiana’s parishes in his Ford F-150. He even drove it to the event we had two weeks ago. He’s had 50 town halls and is the only candidate in the race to put forward positive, conservative solutions. He is the breath of fresh air Louisianans crave, and the polling data is reflecting that.”

“I’m so glad ‘The Great One’ Mark Levin agrees and has jumped on board for Col. Maness, and I hope others will follow suit!” she stated.

Palin has been Maness’ most high profile and powerful supporter, and her backing comes amid a difficult year for grassroots conservative candidates.

In next door Mississippi, the GOP establishment slaughtered state Sen. Chris McDaniel—engaging in what many conservatives, including McDaniel, called widespread voter fraud and a get-out-the-vote effort in Democratic Party stronghold communities to support six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS).

In Tennessee, the establishment-backed incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) won an unexpectedly close primary race after state Rep. Joe Carr ran an aggressive campaign against him there.

And in Kansas, incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) is facing the fight of his political career against liberal pro-amnesty “independent” Greg Orman after beating Tea Party-backed Milton Wolf in the primary, who had a strong showing against Roberts.

But now the Tea Party is aiming to strike back in Louisiana. The unique election laws and jungle style general election allows Maness to face off against Cassidy and Landrieu at the same time—and if nobody gets 50 percent on election day in November, the race will head to an expected runoff.

What’s unclear, however, is which Republican will face Landrieu in said runoff. Right now, it would probably be Cassidy. But Maness is polling at 18 percent according to a CC Advertising poll conducted Sept. 30—a poll highlighted by Maness’ campaign in a polling memo—to Cassidy’s 34 percent and Landrieu’s 40 percent. Another poll conducted the same day by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, had Maness at 12 percent to Cassidy’s 34 percent and Landrieu’s 40 percent.

Take that with the jungle election system, and Palin says there’s a good shot for Maness to come from behind to beat Cassidy into the runoff and then take Landrieu down.

“Louisiana has the most unique and free election system in the country where voters have so many options and time to review,” Palin told Breitbart News. “All Rob needs is a few more points in the polls to get him into the runoff where we know he will stand in stark contrast to Sen. Landrieu’s liberalism and 97% support of the Obama agenda.”

Maness definitely has some momentum going for him. Palin has been extremely active in this race, and on Monday evening radio’s Mark Levin endorsed Maness over Cassidy and Landrieu.

“All right, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve been weighing this one for quite a while now,” Levin said. “There’s actually one election left in three weeks in Louisiana that involves a few Republicans running and of course landfill-Landrieu running and there could be a run off among the top two candidates if neither one gets fifty percent. You got landfill-Landrieu, you’ve got a guy named Cassidy who is a through-and-through RINO and then you’ve got a conservative running by name the name of Rob Maness.”

Levin said he knows “it’s an uphill fight” but told his listeners nationwide, “quite frankly ladies and gentleman, I’m used to them.”

“Rob Maness, I’m going to endorse you for the Senate in Louisiana and I hope all my brothers and sisters listening in the state of Louisiana, residents of the state of Louisiana will take a good look at Rob Maness – he is the conservative in the race,” Levin said. “The polling shows him behind, but we’re always behind. But anyway Maness for Senate in Louisiana, that’s my final endorsement in these these races and it’s doable if the people of Louisiana want to conservative up against Landrieu, who can in fact beat Landrieu and who will be a conservative in the U.S. Senate.”

“So, once more, I endorse Col. Rob Maness, retired, for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, that’ll be a surprise to him and his supporters cause I have given it a lot of thought over the weekend, no prodding by anybody and just decided to do so  on my own,” he explained.

Palin told Breitbart News that if Maness wins, Washington will be trembling.

“This race reminds me much of the Nebraska primary with Deb Fischer. Both races were really ‘two of them vs. one of us’ – politicians looking for promotion or longevity vs. an American patriot running to help fix Washington!” Palin said. “Electing an American hero like Rob Maness, someone who has put service over self and who has sacrificed so much for love of country, is just what we need in the Senate.”

“Rob will stand strong against politics as usual from any establishment and will not waver in the face of the Obama agenda like so many others in DC,” she explained. “He will be a conservative warrior because it’s in his blood and in his heart. He’ll stand with the good guys like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. The U.S. Senate won’t know what hit them when Rob Maness shakes them up.”

Read more and watch related videos here.

 

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Gov. Palin talks about oil at Trinity Christian School fundraiser in Williston, ND

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 15, 2014

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page yesterday

Had a wonderful time in Williston, North Dakota, last night. Responsible resource development has led to a huge economic boom there. The chant “Drill, Baby, Drill” is understood and appreciated in North Dakota! They’re showing America how to live and preserve the American dream by rockin’ the Bakken, showing how domestic energy brings prosperity and can lead to America’s security. The city of Williston itself has tripled in size, and North Dakota oil production is up 445% since 2008. North Dakota now leads the nation in agriculture, oil, job creation, personal income growth and even “people’s overall well-being.” They got there by responsibly utilizing all the God-given resources put here for mankind’s use.

Special thanks to our friend Rob Port for keeping us updated over the years about North Dakota’s tremendous progress. Rob grew up in Alaska and was the little brother of my friend and basketball teammate, Katy Port. Back then “Robbie” was just a cute little kid coming with us on basketball trips, entertaining us with his toddler sense of humor. Now he’s a big shot blogger in North Dakota with his “Say Anything” blog being the state’s most popular political blog and one of the top conservative blogs in the nation!

The event in Williston was a fundraiser for Trinity Christian School. Got to meet some of the nicest salt of the earth people from the heartland. It was great to see David Barton (who also spoke at the event), as well as the musical entertainment provided by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. Trinity Christian School is doing a wonderful job living the message in Proverbs 22:6, which instructs us to: “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”

Thank you again to everyone who made last night’s event possible. North Dakota, keep up the good work! You’re leading by example with responsible energy development, balanced budgets and positive pro-life legislation.

- Sarah Palin

Photo: Had a wonderful time in Williston, North Dakota, last night. Responsible resource development has led to a huge economic boom there. The chant "Drill, Baby, Drill" is understood and appreciated in North Dakota! They're showing America how to live and preserve the American dream by rockin' the Bakken, showing how domestic energy brings prosperity and can lead to America's security. The city of Williston itself has tripled in size, and North Dakota oil production is up 445% since 2008. North Dakota now leads the nation in agriculture, oil, job creation, personal income growth and even “people's overall well-being.” They got there by responsibly utilizing all the God-given resources put here for mankind’s use. Special thanks to our friend Rob Port for keeping us updated over the years about North Dakota’s tremendous progress. Rob grew up in Alaska and was the little brother of my friend and basketball teammate, Katy Port. Back then “Robbie” was just a cute little kid coming with us on basketball trips, entertaining us with his toddler sense of humor. Now he's a big shot blogger in North Dakota with his "Say Anything" blog being the state's most popular political blog and one of the top conservative blogs in the nation! The event in Williston was a fundraiser for Trinity Christian School. Got to meet some of the nicest salt of the earth people from the heartland. It was great to see David Barton (who also spoke at the event), as well as the musical entertainment provided by Ernie Haase and Signature Sound. Trinity Christian School is doing a wonderful job living the message in Proverbs 22:6, which instructs us to: “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Thank you again to everyone who made last night’s event possible. North Dakota, keep up the good work! You’re leading by example with responsible energy development, balanced budgets and positive pro-life legislation. - Sarah Palin

KXNews reports:

Sarah Palin Speaks in Williston

Posted: Oct 14, 2014 12:04 AM EST Updated: Oct 14, 2014 12:04 AM EST

Sarah Palin, who was a candidate for vice president when John McCain ran for president six years ago, addressed a sold-out auditorium at Williston State College this evening.

Palin was in Williston as a keynote speaker for the Trinity Christian School fall banquet.

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Palin talked about oil production and the impacts it can have on christian education.

Early in her presentation she spoke of previous time spent in North Dakota including her favorites: a UND hockey game and the Northern Lights this far ‘south.’

(Sarah Palin, Former Governor of Alaska)”Driving to and from North Dakota to see our son, I remember early, early one morning, it was very dark outside, everybody’s asleep in the rig and I’m at the wheel and I am shocked to look up and see these spectacular Northern Lights in North Dakota. I had no idea.

Palin was the first woman and youngest governor of Alaska to run on a republican presidential ticket — and listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

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Gov. Palin: Greg Abbott will make a great Governor in Texas

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 12, 2014

Posted on Governor Pallin’s Facebook page this afternoon:

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Any wonder why so many Americans are turned off by politics when contemptible ads like this are endorsed by pretty desperate candidates? Greg Abbott will make a great Governor in the great state of Texas, and I am proud to support him. Wendy Davis better strap on those pink running shoes again – the road ahead looks really long for her after this latest stunt:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/10/10/wendu-davis-attacks-abbott-empty-wheelchair/

- Sarah Palin

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Gov. Palin: Hoohah!

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 9, 2014

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Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page this afternoon:

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Hoohah!
http://youtu.be/7AYf-ChIa5s

UPDATE: Hey, knock it off. I posted a cool, inspiring video to brighten your day and to honor our vets. I didn’t make the video nor did I title it. This honored vet is introduced as ARMY; that’s why I captioned it “Hoohah!” Amazing how something fun and positive can be turned negative by either folks looking for something to be hatin’ on or those just not paying attention. Now, don’t make me pull a mama’s chewing out on you! Enjoy the video! Hoohah!

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Here is the video she linked to:
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Gov. Palin endorses Rutledge (AR), Laxalt (NV), Paxton (TX), and Brnovich (AZ) for state Attorney General

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 7, 2014

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page today:

 

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While most of the focus leading into 2014 elections has been on the country’s life and death fight for our future with a conservative majority serving in the U.S. Senate, there are other offices we need to count on to put a stop to the liberal Obama agenda. In individual states, good Attorney Generals have led the legal fight against Obamacare, to protect religious liberties and states’ right, and to uphold other imperative core Constitutional principles. Here are four conservative Attorney General candidates I’m supporting. They will continue the fight for all of us!

Leslie Rutledge (AR) – a seventh generation Arkansan, Leslie is an experienced prosecutor who will fight for what’s right as a strong conservative; let’s help her serve as Arkansas’ next Attorney General! http://www.leslierutledge.com/

Adam Laxalt (NV) – a navy veteran who volunteered to serve in a combat zone in Iraq as a JAG officer, Adam will work for a “stronger, safer and freer” Nevada, and that ultimately helps all of us! http://www.adamlaxaltforag.com/

Ken Paxton (TX) – Ted Cruz calls Ken “a tireless conservative warrior.” He will be a strong Attorney General and will make sure the Obama administration knows “don’t mess with Texas!” http://kenpaxton.com/

Mark Brnovich (AZ) – a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who prosecuted public integrity crimes, Mark is just the man needed to clean up Arizona’s challenged Attorney General’s office. Let’s help him win in the Grand Canyon state! http://www.mark4az.com/

- Sarah Palin

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Gov. Palin: Good to see Didier and Maness beginning to surge in the polls!

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 6, 2014

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page this evening:

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Great to see grassroots commonsense conservatives Clint Didier and Rob Maness begin to surge in the polls. Their positive solution based messages are resonating with voters in Washington and Louisiana. We need these proven fighters in Congress to help take our country back!

- Sarah Palin

Support Clint today – http://www.didier4congress.org/

Support Rob today – http://www.robmaness.com/

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Gov. Palin: America owes our vets a debt of gratitude

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 4, 2014

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page Thursday:

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Like most every American I stand by our U.S. military vets! Thank you to our active duty heroes and all who’ve served this great country in the past. I was honored to speak at a recent fundraiser in Texas for The Mighty Oaks Warrior Foundation to support our returning troops who have left the battlefield overseas, but face new battles upon their return. America owes them a debt of gratitude, and our troops suffering from PTSD must not be ignored by a grateful nation. In the following video, I discuss what Mighty Oaks does for our vets. If you would like to learn more about Mighty Oaks or are a vet in need of help, please visit their website at:
www.mightyoaksprograms.org
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- Sarah Palin
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Gov. Palin: Obama’s liberal agenda would support religious discrimination in Israel’s capital

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 2, 2014

Views: Palin, fifth from right, and her entourage take in the scene from the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem as they lookout over the walled Old City

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page this afternoon:

Sarah Palin shared a link.
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Amazing how our leadership continues to get this wrong.The liberal agenda that would support religious discrimination in Israel’s capital is another glaring example of leftist hypocrisy; the claim that Israel is to blame for unrest in the region is another glaring example of White House naiveté; and that false claim continuing to go unchecked by the media, thus perpetuating the lie, is another glaring example of how the lapdogs work. I hope our Jewish friends who continue to support President Obama’s failed liberal agenda will take the time to answer my question by posting a comment below: The Obama Administration’s position discriminates against Jews while it supports Arabs living freely in Jerusalem, so how will Israel strengthen its capital when an ally bullies Jews to cower and apologize, and how can our Jewish friends support those who are leading this deluded, dangerous charge?

- Sarah Palin

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/25381/Default.aspx?

Netanyahu: Obama Needs to Learn the Facts on Jerusalem
Israel sees gross hypocrisy, double standards in Obama demand that Jews not be allowed to live in parts of Jerusalem

Here is the article at Israel Today that she linked to:

Netanyahu: Obama Needs to Learn the Facts on Jerusalem

What began as a reportedly amicable meeting between US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday ended in fresh strain on US-Israel ties over construction in Jerusalem.

The Obama Administration unleashed harsh criticism of the Jewish state after learning that approval had been granted for the construction of 2,610 apartments in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat Hamatos, which lies adjacent to the neighborhoods of Talpiot, Gilo and Beit Safafa.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was threatening in her tone when addressing reporters on the matter:

“This development will only draw condemnation from the international community, distance Israel from even its closest allies; poison the atmosphere not only with the Palestinians, but also with the very Arab governments with which Prime Minister Netanyahu said he wanted to build relations; and call into question Israel’s ultimate commitment to a peaceful negotiated settlement with the Palestinians.”

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said these new Jewish homes atop a currently barren hilltop would “call into question Israel’s ultimate commitment to a peaceful negotiated settlement with the Palestinians.”

Earnest also described as “provocative” the purchase of homes in a predominantly Arab neighborhood by Jewish families. The neighborhood in question is today known as Silwan, but in ancient times was known as the City of David.

Netanyahu responded by noting that Obama and his staff could do themselves a favor by learning the facts before commenting.

“I think they (the Obama administration) should be acquainted with the facts first. You know? First of all, these are not settlements. These are neighborhoods of Jerusalem. We have Arab neighborhoods and we have Jewish neighborhoods,” the Israeli leader told NBC News.

Netanyahu later suggested to reporters accompanying him that the Obama Administration’s position was discriminatory against Jews, and that he could not adopt such policies.

“Arabs in Jerusalem freely buy apartments, and nobody says that is forbidden. I will also not say that Jews cannot buy property in Jerusalem. There cannot be discrimination between Jews and Arabs,” insisted the prime minister.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat voiced similar sentiments. In a statement released by his office, Barkat said adamantly:

“Discrimination based on religion, race or gender is illegal in the United States and in any other civilized country. The 2,600 apartments in Givat Hamatos, which we [first] approved two years ago, will enable more young people from all communities and religions to live in Jerusalem and build their future here, thereby strengthening the capital of Israel. We will not apologize for that.”

Housing Minister Uri Ariel followed up by noting that Arabs, too, will be free to purchase homes in Givat Hamatos. Given its proximity to the neighborhood of Beit Safafa, it is estimated that at least one-third of the new apartments will be purchased by Arab families.

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Gov. Palin: Louisiana Senate race shows clear contrasts between an American hero and two Washington politicans

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 2, 2014

Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page on Tuesday:

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It was so nice to be back in the bayou campaigning for a great patriot, true conservative, and proven fighter for America – Col. Rob Maness! Most enjoyable was visiting with Rob’s supporters who see in him what the rest of America will be blessed to see – his selfless drive towards solutions and his positive conservative message that resonates not just in Louisiana but all across this great nation.

Rob’s momentum has really got the permanent political class scared back in D.C. – the democrats obviously dread Rob’s inevitable momentum building as the November 4th U.S. Senate election draws near, but now the GOP establishment is starting to go nuts! The professional politicians are snapping at the Colonel like a hungry gator; they’re spreading all sorts of anonymous bunk to try to get him out of the race, mocking his humble public servant’s heart, and… well, you know the game they play by now. (Hey, with all due respect, good ol’ boys in the GOP machine – after you’ve served America for 32 years wearing our nation’s uniform, after being in combat, after sacrificing as much as Rob and his family have in the name of true public service for our country, and after you’ve literally FOUGHT for our freedom like Rob has, THEN you can kick your feet up on your comfy desk in some swank office and talk to us about who gets to run for office and who doesn’t.)

Remember Rob’s first campaign ad? (http://youtu.be/aBNQBx6JOcw) He had me at gator wrestling! He’s obviously tough enough to take on the career politicians and the alligators in the swamp. Speaking of which, thanks to Bryan & Brooke Zar and the Restaurant des Families staff, we got to serve up the best tasting gator dishes I’ve ever had! (Ok, the only ones I’ve ever had.) The fried gator was amazing and I got to fly home with some of it! Thank you, too, InstaGator team, for bringing the surprise guest that also afforded me a first. Holding that local reptile made me admire you Louisianans even more!

Louisiana, the contrasts in your U.S. Senate race couldn’t be clearer. This really is a race between “two of them versus one of us”: two Washington politicians versus an American hero, Col. Rob Maness. He’s got the momentum; please keep it up and thank you for sharing this fighter with the rest of America. We need him!

PS – if you like the gator aprons you’ll love the t-shirts! Join Rob’s “Colonel’s Krewe” today – click here for more details: http://www.robmaness.com/krewe/

- Sarah Palin

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View the rest of the photos here.

Earlier that day, she posted this comment and video link:

I sincerely respect Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory for his boldness in laying out the argument that the status quo has got to go in the beautiful “Pelican State.” The current office holder, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, is seeking a re-election bid this fall, but this gentleman whom I’ve written about before lays out why it’s imperative Louisianans seize the opportunity to be empowered with new energy in Washington! I was just in Louisiana, and I’ve seen that the clearest contrast to Mary Landrieu is Col. Rob Maness, a bold new leader with a record of success and courage, loyalty, and strength. The Colonel is a conservative, a U.S. military vet, and, as testified by his many supporters I met in one heck of a unique campaign rally, he’s refreshingly “one of us!” Thank you, Senator Guillory, for taking a stand despite critics. Your willingness to go big and go bold for what’s good for your state gives us real hope for the future of our United States! And Col. Maness, Louisiana is lucky to have you; thank you for your decades of service to our country, and here’s to Louisiana sharing you with the rest of America to keep on fighting for our liberty!

http://youtu.be/mEjqRLjP7Io

- Sarah Palin

http://www.FreeAtLastPAC.com You are not Mary’s cause and you are certainly not her charity. You are just a vote – nothing less, nothing more. You are just a…

Here is the video she linked to:

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Gov. Palin shares Jeffrey Lord’s article about leftist think tank’s hit job against Fox News

Posted by Dr. Fay on September 30, 2014

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Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page this afternoon:

Sarah Palin shared a link.
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The Hit Job on Fox News
spectator.org
It was a hit job. Sixty veterans signing a much publicized “Open Letter to Fox News” — yet the signers were mysteriously never identified beyond the military branch in which they served. No wonder. I have been through the list of sixty, and it is filled…

Here is the article that she linked to:

The Hit Job on Fox News

Veterans’ letter attacking Bolling, Gutfeld, hid liberal activists.

By 9.30.14

It was a hit job. Sixty veterans signing a much publicized “Open Letter to Fox News” — yet the signers were mysteriously never identified beyond the military branch in which they served.

No wonder. I have been through the list of sixty, and it is filled with Obama campaign workers, one ex-Obama White House aide, liberal activists, Democratic Party congressional candidates, Democratic Party state legislators, and more. The letter was sponsored by the Truman Project, a ten-year-old think tank with a focus on national security. Its board of directors includes Hunter Biden, the son of the Vice President. None of which was even whispered in the haughty “Open Letter” that was distributed to a media all too eager to go along with an attack on Fox News and two of the co-hosts on the Fox show The Five — Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld. Instead the letter was presented as a source of genuine outrage from average, non-partisan American veterans — while keeping the real identity of the signers secret.

And you wonder why Americans are cynical about politicians?

The other day on Fox’s The Five co-host Eric Bolling made a mistake. Following up a “One More Thing” salute by co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle to United Arab Emirates Air Force Major Mariam Al Mansouri for being that rarity of an Air Force pilot in an Arab country – a woman pilot in that part of the world where women are all too frequently treated as less than even second class citizens. Bolling joked about whether this meant “boobs on the ground.” Gutfeld smiled a joke about whether the Major could park the jet. (For those who watch Gutfeld on both The Five and his own Redeye, the joke is always the joke within the joke, obviously lost on less sophisticated critics — unless, of course, it wasn’t lost and they needed Gutfeld’s remark to help play their game.)

By the next day there was the inevitable apology from Bolling, which he expanded on during a second show after that. Bolling mentioned that Fox had heard from a number of women in the military who were in fact genuinely upset. And Gutfeld, who correctly notes that he is known for “hacky jokes” that are supposed to be “hacky jokes,” did his own apology.

Time to move on, yes? There are people out there who wish “death to America” and are working on it. Surely there’s more to be concerned about than this? No. Not if you’re the Truman Project.

What in the world does the Truman Project have to do with the Bolling/Gutfeld episode from The Five? Well, gee. If you’re only a ten year old think tank and your coin of the realm is national security, the Bolling/Gutfeld remarks are pure PR gold. So without wasting a moment, the Truman Project had a new project to raise its profile: Jump into this pool and make a sure-fire splash by self-righteously attacking Fox News, Bolling, and Gutfeld. So it did.

The tool selected for this job was a condescending-in-tone “Open Letter to Fox News” ripping Messrs. Bolling and Gutfeld — after they apologized. And the hook? Have the letter signed by sixty former members of the U.S. military. All of them signing with nothing but their name and their branch of service. As in “Jane Doe, US Army” or “John Doe, US Navy” etc.

So the letter was written, the sixty signers added — and voila! Great PR ensues from the media! It took off on the Internet and social media. Mediate headlined: “60 Veterans Sign Open Letter to Fox News Condemning ‘Boobs on the Ground’ Remark.”

Over at Talking Points Memo the headline read: “An Open Letter To Fox News About ‘Boobs On The Ground.”

At Business Insider the header was: “US Veterans Send Fox News An Open Letter About ‘Boobs On The Ground’ Joke.”

The letter went everywhere. And what did the Truman Project letter say?

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What followed were the sixty signatures, with service branch indicated.

Now. Notice the very first part of the very first sentence? The part that begins: “We are veterans of the United States armed forces….”

True enough, as far as it goes. But right off the bat something very important was left out. Who are these people? Veterans – i.e., former members of the military — are like everyone else. When not in the service they are doing other things. In this case the question is obvious. Like… what? Curiously — very curiously — the letter does not say what these signers have been doing in their non-military lives. There was a reason.

The very first signer is “Michael Breen, U.S. Army.” Who is Michael Breen? Aside from being the executive director of the Truman Project? The Truman Project itself identifies Mr. Breen as having “clerked in the Office of White House Counsel, where he focused on national security matters and assisted with the confirmation of (Obama nominee) Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.” Which is to say, Mr. Breen is a former Obama White House aide.

And from there on through the list one finds the signatories to this letter of outrage to have backgrounds other than being a veteran — serious political backgrounds. Backgrounds that are highly partisan — and hidden from readers. For example?

  •  “Margot Beausey, U.S. Navy” is a staffer for Colorado Democrat Senator Michael Bennet and is pictured here with President Obama when she worked as an Obama White House Navy liaison.
  •  “Scott Holcomb, U.S. Army” is State Representative Scott Holcomb, a Democrat from Georgia who serves as the Democrats’ Chief Deputy Whip in the Georgia State House.
  •  “Aryanna Hunter, U.S. Army” is Aryanna Hunter Strader, the 2012 Democratic nominee for Congress from Pennsylvania’s 16th District.
  •  “Alex Cornell du Houx, U.S. Navy” is a Democrat in the Maine House of Representatives. He is a “vice-chair of the DNC Veterans Council and member of the DNC Youth Council.”
  •  “Kevin Johnson, U.S. Army” is an Obama White House “Champion of Change” as featured on the White House website.
  •  “Andrea Marr, U.S. Navy” is likewise celebrated on the Obama White House website as a “Champion of Change”
  •  “Jon Gensler, U.S. Army” is an environmental activist who has worked for the left-wing Environmental Defense Fund and been a “guest blogger” on climate change at the left-wing Think Progress.
  •  “Rob Miller, U.S. Marine Corps” appears to correspond with ex-US Marine Rob Miller who twice was the Democrats’ nominee against South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson.
  •  “Terron Sims II, U.S. Army” is in fact a former co-chair of 2008’s Virginia Veterans for Obama and is now “a member of Organizing for America’s (OFA) veterans steering committee.”
  •  “Sonia Fernandez, U.S. Marine Corps” as noted here, “served as a campaign volunteer for the Presidential campaign of then Senator Barack Obama in 2008, working in New Mexico and again in 2012 serving as a national campaign surrogate for his reelection, writing blogs, appearing in the media as well as serving as an elected delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. She is currently the Western Regional Coordinator for the Democratic National Committee’s, Veterans and Military Families Council where she helps to advocate for veteran issues.”
  •  “Dan Futrell, U.S. Army” is a Democratic activist from Massachusetts, a supporter of Elizabeth Warren who wrote of veterans support for her candidacy in the pages of the Huffington Post.
  •  “Daniel Savage, U.S. Army” has “served on the staff of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel” — President Obama’s former White House chief of staff.
  •  “Matt Pelak, U.S. Army” is seen here at this White House website meeting with President Obama about a project called Team Rubicon.
  •  “LaRue Robinson, U.S. Army” served as “National Democratic Law Students Council, Vice President, 2008-2009.”
  •  “Anthony Woods, U.S. Army” was a Democratic candidate for Congress in a California primary. He lost to John Garamendi but received considerable favorable press attention, as here in the Daily Beast where he was lauded for having “the best political résumé ever” as “a gay, black Iraq veteran with a Harvard degree.”
  •  “Matt Zeller, U.S. Army” was “the Democrat candidate for Congress in 2010 in NY’s 29th Congressional District.”

The Truman Project has quite deliberately and deceptively made this “Open Letter to Fox News” appear to the media and the wider public as if its signers are nothing more than outraged veterans. Nothing to see here more than that…just look, report it and move on. Which, in fact, is what all those “news” outlets above not to mention the wider social media did. Not a one of them published the backgrounds of the signers.

But in reality this snarky letter is filled with signers who have either worked directly in the Obama White House, have served in or have run for state or federal office as Democrats, or have worked as activists for various liberal causes.

What we have here in fact is a classic example of a left-wing hit job. No one, beginning with Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld, believes their off-the-cuff remarks on a live TV show were appropriate. Both men have apologized, Bolling twice. But this isn’t really about Eric Bolling or Greg Gutfeld. What this is really all about is a hardcore and on-going political effort to smear Fox News. This time as part of that “war on women” business liberals need to survive politically.

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