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Summer of 2010: Obama’s Swan Song

Posted by ehvogel on July 11, 2010

When history is written and Obama’s place in it is defined, I have no doubt that the summer of 2010 will have been his high-water mark in popularity. We already know that he met his Waterloo, so to speak, last summer, during the run up to the vote on Obamacare. That event galvanized the opposition against him. This summer sees his supporters take flight.

In addition to all this, we see a huge resurgence of Sarah Palin throughout the media, by virtue of her Facebook page. Sarah has now put the Obama administration on the defensive, starting with her initial reference to “death panels“, to the most recent emphasis on Obama’s appearance in Las Vegas, tweeting: “he’s got [the] most disconnected, backasswards plan ever imposed on the country we love”. She continues to frame the debate and has been relentless in her castigation of the Obama administration. This also comes via Twitter: “What happens in Vegas shouldn’t stay in Vegas;pls circulate this http://bit.ly/ddINDT”.

What she references is an article that appeared in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s editorial page following Obama’s appearance there. Excerpts follow:

Two years ago, the majority of American voters supported freshman U.S. Sen. Barack Obama for president. Today, neither he nor his party seem that popular. Why?

No one supported candidate Obama based on his achievements ­– military, legislative, administrative, or creating jobs in the private sector. There weren’t any.

What they embraced was his vow to move past race and partisanship, to seek not merely Democratic solutions or Republican solutions, but bi-partisan solutions, multi-partisan solutions, American solutions.

….Mr. Obama was here to raise funds for one of those aforementioned graying partisans of the Senate, Sen. Harry Reid. And Mr. Obama continued to blame all his — and our — problems on the mess he inherited two years ago.

Change? While the president did not mention Mr. Reid’s front-running Republican challenger Sharron Angle by name, he did comment on her plan to let younger workers invest part of their Social Security withholdings in private accounts they would own, while Washington would continue paying promised benefits to older Americans:

“On a lot of these issues, she favors an approach that’s even more extreme than the Republicans in Washington,” said the “post-partisan” president, drawing laughter from the hand-picked, closed-door Democratic crowd. “That’s saying something. That is saying something. I mean, she wants to phase out and privatize Social Security and Medicare.”

Whereupon the president proceeded to set out his own detailed plan — and Sen. Reid’s — to save a Social Security and Medicare entitlement system that’s already spent all the money current retirees ever paid in, and which is thus headed for bankruptcy.

Well, no, of course he didn’t do that.

The fact is, President Obama once again left behind a sinking feeling that neither he nor Sen. Reid have a clue how to pull this country out of its current dire economic straits.

President Obama admits government is not the answer — at the same time he’s growing government control over our economy at the fastest rate seen since the wartime emergency of 1942, while bragging how his administration will pick and choose which “startups” are worth taxpayer subsidies.

Problem is, it’s not working.

The blinders have now come off Obama’s supporters and they are beginning to recoil at his policies and personality. His administration has even admitted that November of 2010 may see massive swings in the leadership of the House and, perhaps, the Senate.

Personally, I don’t think they have any idea how much devastation will be wrought on their agenda by this year’s elections.

Cross-posted on Generational Dysfunction

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Another Liberal Opens His Mouth and Goes Off in The Wind

Posted by Sheya on June 21, 2010

Here we go again. Some liberal goes on television, doesn’t bother doing even minimal homework, starts up with the usual drivel, complains when he’s interrupted, and doesn’t have the courtesy to admit a mistake. Let’s go to the video first shall we.

SEE VIDEO HERE

Mr Klink begins with his so called admiration for the Governor. He says she’s a “nice lady” and he even “loves her positions”. Then he goes on to say she’s wrong. Imagine my confusion. Which is it…does he like her positions or doesn’t he? Next:

I love the fact that, you know, she is the one who talked about death panels in the health care bill when they didn’t exist.

Well, Mr Klink seems to have missed the fact that Peter Orszag, Director of Obama’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has already vindicated Governor Palin on the issue of Death Panels.

She’s the one who could see Russia from her back yard

The left have been pushing this ludicrous narrative about the Governor so much that they now either actually believe it or they are just plain stupid (I opt for the latter). When Ms Bream was courteous enough to correct him, pointing out that Tina Fey said this in a SNL comedy skit, not Governor Palin, he has the stupidity to say “yes she did”.

I like the fact that she quit her first elected position half way through to go make 12 million dollars

Mr Klink talks about “facts”, here’s a fact for you: Governor Palin served two terms (1992- 1996) as a member of the Wasilla, Alaska City Council. She then served two full terms (1996-2002) as mayor of Wasilla. Her position as governor wasn’t exactly her first elected position, it was her fifth elected position. Trust the left to make things up as they go along.

As Governor Palin’s influence is taking shape and her endorsements are having a real impact, the “quitter” meme is being dug up again, both from the left and the right. For the benefit of those who didn’t understand it the other gazillion times this has been addressed, I’ll try it again, in plain English so even a 6 year old can understand it.

When Governor Palin returned to Alaska after the 2008 election, the left unanimously decided that this women must be taken out, they unleashed a herd of wolfs who began throwing at her one frivolous ethic complaint after another (24 to date, all of which have been dismissed). Their plan was to personally bankrupt her. Besides personally costing the Governor over a half a million dollars, it ended up costing the state over $2 million in money and thousands of hours in state time. Fighting off those complaints compromised her position as governor and effectively rendered her position useless; the mere fact that she was Governor brought Alaska’s state government to a standstill.

When the legislature refused to pass a simple bill that would have fixed the abuse of the ethics complaint process, Governor Palin knew that her last year and a half in office would be nothing more than a complete waste of time and money. She wanted better for Alaska than that.

Governor Palin had two choices, either hang on, waste even more state time and money, taking down the state with her, or, she could uphold her oath to protect and defend Alaska, remove the obstacle that was holding up the development of the state, and resign. She would pass the baton to her lieutenant Governor who would take over and put the state back on track, essentially following her policies. Governor Palin opted to do the right thing; she got out of the way and allowed the state to progress without her being a distraction. Ever since Governor Parnell took over the state has been moving forward, and I’m guessing that the majority of Americans today couldn’t name the Alaska Governor. I’m also guessing Alaskans are happier that way.

If Governor Palin hadn’t resigned, the ethic complaints would have continued, hundreds of thousands of hours would have continued to be wasted, and the state would have continued wasting millions of dollars. There would have been an outcry from the left and the right calling for her to do the right thing and resign. “How can Governor Palin stand around and see that happen”, “she needs to do the right thing and resign for the good of the state”, “Governor Palin is only thinking about herself, all she wants is to further her national ambitions” Can anyone truly argue that this wouldn’t have been the case?

What bothers them is that she did it but on her own terms. Now that she’s making money, the left just can’t handle it. The plan was to destroy her, render her absolutely ineffective, demand her resignation and take her down. But the plan backfired. She resigned, is serving her country, and her state better elsewhere. She’s doing exactly what the anklebiters feared: she broke free of their chains so she could influence the national scene. They accomplished the opposite of their goal, and they made her rich in the process. She’s keeping her promise to campaign for candidates who share her values and they are wining. Thanks, anklebiters.

When Ben Ferguson challenges him by pointing out that Obama quit his senate seat to run for president, Mr Klink responds by saying that Obama stayed in elected office. Apparently Obama’s self-aggrandizement is more noble in Mr. Klink’s mind than Governor Palin’s self-less move to allow her state to progress. Governor Palin has always said she doesn’t need a title to make a difference. In the year since Governor Palin resigned she has affected more change out of office and without accepting a paycheck from the taxpayer, than the community organizer has achieved in office – other than bankrupting the nation and speeding America toward a financial cliff.

Let’s move on:

Klink argues that it’s a legitimate question to ask whether the candidates Governor Palin has endorsed will follow her lead and also “quit” half way through their term.

What Klink is suggesting is that every time a candidate receives an endorsement it is legitimate to ask: Will the candidate feel obligated to do everything the endorser ever did or something. Mitt Romney endorsed Nikki Haley. Does that mean Nikki Haley will try to pass a version of RomneyCare in South Carolina? You can see what a non-sequiter this argument is. But if Klink thinks otherwise, I have some “legitimate” questions of my own regarding those candidates President Obama endorses and campaigns for:

Will they bankrupt their states?

Will they also ignore the will of the people and push through bills over half their constituents are against?

Will they engage in Chicago-style backroom deals?

Will they bow to foreign leaders?

Will they go around apologizing for America?

Will they go golfing and have parties every time there is a national crisis?

Whose A** do they plan to kick?

How many terrorist friends do they have?

How much community organizing have they done?

Do they have zero executive experience?

Do they have no history of accomplishing anything?

Will they think the best way to clean up an oil spill is to build more windmills?

Mr Klink also asks how Drill baby Drill is working out. Good question, how IS IT working out for you? If the Obama administration would just listen to Governor Palin and “drill baby drill on land (ANWR, for example) and in shallow waters, we may not have had the problem we have now. Governor Palin still advocates drilling here and now, but she also advocates doing it ethically and responsibly.

Klink does make one good point though, when people start listening to Sarah Palin’s OWN words and to her OWN positions – rather than listening to what people like Klink try to convince us to believe what they think she said or believes – and when people really look to her to solve problems, they will find out that there is real hope for America. In the meantime you can rest assured that whenever a liberal like Klink opens his mouth, the BS will pile up so fast we’ll need wings to stay above it.

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*Written in collaboration with Doug Brady and Kelsey (Uffda) – Cross-Posted: C4P, PalinTV

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Plug the BP Oil Spill with President Obama

Posted by Sheya on June 7, 2010

We have been presented with the opportunity to not only plug the worst oil spill in U.S. history, but also the opportunity to finally find a purpose for [President Obama].

That’s an edited version of a paragraph Time Magazine extracted from a new facebook group that suggests the Gulf oil leak ought to be plugged with none other than Governor Palin.

Usually I would ignore those “harebrained schemes” as Time appropriately brands it, but seeing that a prominent national magazine like Time actually decided to report on it, a thought crossed my mind.

Had a pro-Palin group created the same “harebrained scheme” suggesting we take the president, who unlike Governor Palin is actually responsible to make sure we plug the hole, drop him one mile down the ocean and plug the hole with him, all hell would have broken loose. The LSM, including Time, would have gone totally berserk claiming that we were inciting violence and hatred.

Of course, as civilised citizens, as much as we disagree with the President, we would never suggest anything that would even remotely cause the president personal harm. All we want is for the president to do the job he was elected to do. But of course when it comes to attacking Governor Palin nothing is off limits. I look forward to Time reporting on this headline.

Update: Karen Allen has more on this here

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Sarah Palin Sets Robert Gibbs Straight on Obama and BP Money

Posted by Dr. Fay on May 23, 2010


Robert Gibbs needs to do his homework before attacking Governor Palin on oil and gas issues.  He is either ignorant of or chooses to forget Governor Palin’s credentials as the Governor and CEO of an oil-rich state and former chair of both the Oil and Gas Commission of Alaska and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.  Perhaps he also conveniently forgets her landmark achievement as Governor in making the AGIA pipeline a reality.  In fact, the AGIA pipeline is so significant that Obama himself is already showing signs of either wanting to take credit for it or destroy it.  The jury is still out on Pipelinegate.

In response to Robert Gibbs’ churlish and uniformed remark about her knowledge of what goes on in oil and gas circles, Governor Palin  tweeted the following smackdown:


The Politico article that Governor Palin referenced in her tweets contains the following information:

While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.

BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.

On top of that, the oil giant has spent millions each year on lobbying — including $15.9 million last year alone — as it has tried to influence energy policy.

During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.

It looks like Robert Gibbs is the one who needs to become more informed.  Or perhaps his attack on Governor Palin was a ruse as damage control for his boss.

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Sarah Palin: America’s Duct Tape

Posted by Karen Allen on May 20, 2010

I am sure over the next few days there will be far more eloquent and talented authors than myself who will be able to articulate the gargantuan of a canyon our president continues to carve in the middle of America’s heartland. What started as a crack has turned into a gorge of division that our nation has not experienced in a long time. Sometimes, a shake up is necessary….this however, is a shakedown.

I was horrified…yes, an appropriate word…to watch today as our president stood shoulder to shoulder with Mexican president Felipe Calderon and effectively became a turncoat against a part of our Union. When did it become acceptable for a president of the United States of America to join another country in tearing down and degrading one of our own member states? It just feels treasonous to me.

It’s been debated whether any of the critics of the Arizona immigration law SB1070 have even read it in full. It’s only fifteen pages…far less than the two thousand plus of the health reform bill. Why don’t some of our elected officials and their paid staff take a minute between tee times and extramarital affairs to find out what the heck is going on in America? I’d love to see a reality show where the citizens of Arizona take a DC hack to the field and let him or her experience the violence and fear of living beneath a reign of terror due to illegal invasions. This is not about preventing some poor Mexicans from working on farms…this is about national security with a gaping border allowing drug cartels and terrorists from other countries free access. Seriously, what is wrong with our president?!

When Governor Palin said, “Politically, if I die, I die,” it was with the understanding that even if she never ran for an office again, it wasn’t going to stop her from standing up on her soapbox, wherever it might be stationed. I’m thankful for that and how she has stood up for the state of Arizona and their right to protect themselves, with no apology. She isn’t alone. There are many in the same fight for our country, and she is quick to acknowledge them. One thing though that has been distinct in Governor Palin’s approach is how she has been a unifier among Americans from all walks of life.

Understand that while Sarah Palin has never backed down from pointing out the wrongs being done by President Obama and his administration, she has also never retreated from associations many, even in her own party, see as pariahs. Folks that are often categorized as rednecks, teabaggers, and Bible thumpers will find a friend in Governor Palin because she sees them as Americans just like any others, not freaks that liberals think necessary to make fun of and rant against. Not stopping there, she has strong supporters across all racial, religious, and social lines…Americans are Americans, and they all deserve Constitutional respect in her eyes.

This is a truth that the left has not figured out. Instead they constantly moan and ask, “Why does anyone listen to her?” Or my all time favorite, “Her kids are just being used as props.” Listen up! As a mother of four, I can tell you it is far easier to leave the kids at home. Far. Easier. Why does she do it? The same reason I drag mine around…I love them, and I want them to experience things they may never get another chance to do.

Anyway, lest even one politician think that these apparently delusional Palin supporters I speak of are far and few between, do allow me to point out that they make up workers from every marketplace and station in life you can name….from Wal-mart cashier to successful business owner to stay at home mom…and they all have votes. They are many. You are few. Don’t say you didn’t know. Just told ya. Right here.

According to an online dictionary, “Conflation occurs when the identities of two or more individuals, concepts, or places, sharing some characteristics of one another, become confused until there seems to be only a single identity — the differences appear to become lost.” In my opinion, conflation has occurred with the identity of President Obama. He is synonymous with a chisel and hammer, dividing and separating our country into sides so diametrically opposed to one another that it seems nearly impossible to overcome.

But what I can hold onto is that conflation has also occurred with the identity of Governor Palin. She has become synonymous with open arms, the heart of a giant, and the courage to be the mama grizzly that says to us, “Wait a sec, let me eat this intruder, and then we’ll move along.” Sarah Palin is not anti-immigrant, anti-people different than herself, or even anti-vegan. What she does promote is national security, common sense, and freedom based on our Constitution. What can possibly be wrong with those things?

I’ve decided I won’t fear President Obama’s continual digging at our nation’s unity because I will be shovel ready come election time, and as Governor Palin reminds us, “…we know that there is nothing wrong with America, that together we can’t fix as Americans.”

Find me on Twitter! @Karen_Allen
 


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Sarah Palin: American Apology Tour Continues

Posted by Dr. Fay on May 18, 2010

Complete Transcript of Governor Palin’s Facebook Note:

American Apology Tour Continues

 Today at 1:18pm

On Fox News this morning, State Department Spokesman P.J. Crowley became the third Obama administration official in short succession to admit that he hadn’t actually bothered to read Arizona’s 10-page long “secure the border” bill before condemning it and criticizing Americans who support Arizona’s necessary efforts to do the job the Obama Administration should be doing. Crowley’s statement follows similar admissions from Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

At first blush this revelation seemed unbelievable, but maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. This now seems “the Washington way” of doing things. If the party in power tells us they have to pass bills in order to find out what’s actually in them, they can also criticize bills (and divide the country with ensuing rhetoric) without actually reading them.

Still I can’t help but feel outraged on behalf of Arizona’s citizens for the incompetence shown by these Administration officials. Arizonans have the courage to do what the Obama administration has failed to do in its first year and a half in office – namely secure our border and enforce our federal laws. And as a result, Arizonans have been subjected to a campaign of baseless accusations by the same people who freely admit they haven’t a clue about what they’re actually campaigning against.

The absolute low point of this campaign came last Friday, when a U.S. State Department delegation met with Chinese negotiators to discuss human rights. Apparently, our State Department felt it necessary to make their Chinese guests feel less bad about their own record of human rights abuses by repeatedly atoning for American “sins” – including, it seems, the Arizona immigration/pro-border security law. Asked if Arizona came up at all during the meeting, Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner answered:

“We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society.”

Note that he said “We brought it up” – not the Chinese, but the U.S. State Department’s own delegation. Instead of grilling the Chinese about their appalling record on human rights, the State Department continued the unbelievable apology tour by raising “early and often” Arizona’s decision to secure our border.

Arizona’s law, which just mirrors the federal law, simply allows the police to ask those whom they have already stopped for some form of identification like a driver’s license. By what absurd stretch of the imagination is that the moral equivalent of China’s lack of freedoms, population controls (including forced abortions), censorship, and arbitrary detentions?

Surely our U.S. Ambassador to China, John Huntsman, must disagree with the Obama Administration’s continued apology tour? We have nothing to apologize for. If Administration officials want to apologize to anyone, apologize to the American people for the fact that after a year and a half in office, they still haven’t done anything to secure our borders, and they join our President in making false suggestions about Arizona’s effort.

- Sarah Palin

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New Political Group: Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin (JASP)

Posted by Dr. Fay on April 17, 2010

WorldNetDaily has more information about the newly formed Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin (JASP) political group that has formed partly in response to Obama’s unAmerican stance toward Israel and partly due to Governor Palin’s unwavering love and support for Israel.

A group of Jewish activists and academics will mark the state of Israel’s independence day Sunday with a declaration of political independence of their own by launching a grassroots movement of Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin.

President Obama’s growing rift with Israel is sparking powerful emotions in the American Jewish community and could have an electoral impact both this year and in 2012. Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin hopes to accelerate that trend.

“We have long admired Gov. Palin for her thoughtful positions on a range of issues, such as fiscal responsibility, health care, energy independence and against Islamic terrorism, not to mention her wonderful charisma and her role model as a highly successful working mom,” Benyamin Korn, the group’s founder and its website’s editor, told WND.

“But the ugly fight that Obama has picked with Israel is stirring American Jews to action,” Korn said, “and Gov. Palin has emerged, by far, as the president’s most effective public critic.”

“This is especially true because Obama had campaigned in 2008 as a great friend of the Jewish state,” Korn said.

Jewish American for Sarah Palin has issued a statement, “A Declaration of Jewish Independence, by Jewish Independents,” which is posted on their website.

“It’s really a call for Jews to become independent of this horrible administration,” Korn said

The statement proposes that in view of “the Obama administration’s tilt against Israel, its tacit acceptance of a nuclear-armed Iran, and its weak approach to combating Islamic terrorism,” the time has come for American Jews to “declare independence from President Barack Obama.”

Korn emphasizes that JewsForSarah.com is not connected to Gov. Palin, nor is it specifically endorsing her for any political office. The group’s mission statement says it is “dedicated to promoting consideration of Gov. Sarah Palin’s political positions in the wider American Jewish community.”

Ms. Palin’s domestic and foreign policy positions are “serious, substantive and politically mainstream,” the statement says. “Gov. Palin’s ongoing contribution to the public discourse in America is welcome.”

The advisory board of Jews for Sarah Palin includes Prof. Nathan Katz, a scholar of Hindu-Jewish relations at Florida International University; Prof. Nahum Duker, professor of pathology at Temple University; and prominent Philadelphia physician Steven Allon.

Korn compares Palin to Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.

“Thatcher and Reagan were initially dismissed, even by some of their fellow conservatives, as amateurs and simpletons,” Korn told WND.

“They proved their detractors wrong by leading the free world to a non-violent victory over the Soviet Union and restoring the economic health of their respective countries. Sarah Palin, too, is badly underestimated by the pundits. She is already one of America’s most thoughtful and exciting political figures.”

In a recent article, Commentary magazine editor Norman Podhoretz endorsed Palin and recounted that he had endured considerable derision from fellow conservatives for his early support for Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign. They soon changed their tunes.

Podhoretz, in his article last month, became one of the first prominent Jewish intellectuals to praise Palin.

“I would rather have the tea party running the country than the Democratic Party and would rather see Sarah Palin sitting in the Oval Office than Barack Obama,” he wrote.

Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, another prominent Jewish conservative, has also given positive coverage to Palin.

Obama’s intense pressure on Israel is provoking protests from several prominent Jewish liberals and centrists. Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, a Democrat who campaigned for Obama in 2008, was a guest last week on senior WND reporter Aaron Klein’s WABC radio show, where he slammed the U.S. leader’s recent treatment of Israel as “outrageous” and “hostile,” declaring he is “close” to “getting off the Obama train.”

On Thursday, the president of the World Jewish Congress, former U.S. ambassador Ronald Lauder, published full-page “open letters” in the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal to protest Obama’s Israel policy. Lauder suggested that Obama is trying to force Israel back to the “indefensible” borders prior to the 1967 war. Within those borders, Israel was about nine miles wide at its midsection.

Another prominent Jewish leader, Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a speech in New Jersey earlier this month that the new U.S. policy toward Israel could prompt Jews to organize a “march on Washington” to protest.

Korn points out that in contrast to Obama’s “disgraceful treatment” of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palin has exhibited “heartfelt and unflinching support for America-Israel friendship.”

This “reflects the true spirit of the American people, among whom love and respect for the Jewish state has never faltered,” Korn said.

Korn himself is a product of the Jewish liberal world.

JewsForSarah.com describes Korn, with tongue-in-cheek, as a “Jewish community organizer.” He is a veteran editor of Jewish newspapers in Miami and Philadelphia, who also served as national executive director of the Zionist Organization of America.

He is the son of the late Bertram W. Korn, a leading Reform rabbi, Civil War historian and rear admiral in the U.S. Naval Reserve. The younger Korn, an alumnus of a Quaker school and one-time left-wing campus activist, earned an M.A. in International Relations from Nehru University in New Delhi, India and at one time taught Pan-African studies at Temple University. Since the mid-1980s, he has publicly identified as an Israel activist and as an Orthodox Jew.

Korn emphasizes that JewsForSarah.com is not connected to Gov. Palin, nor is it specifically endorsing her for any political office. The group’s mission statement says it is “dedicated to promoting consideration of Gov. Sarah Palin’s political positions in the wider American Jewish community.”

Ms. Palin’s domestic and foreign policy positions are “serious, substantive and politically mainstream,” the statement says. “Gov. Palin’s ongoing contribution to the public discourse in America is welcome.”

The advisory board of Jews for Sarah Palin includes Prof. Nathan Katz, a scholar of Hindu-Jewish relations at Florida International University; Prof. Nahum Duker, professor of pathology at Temple University; and prominent Philadelphia physician Steven Allon.

Korn compares Palin to Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.

“Thatcher and Reagan were initially dismissed, even by some of their fellow conservatives, as amateurs and simpletons,” Korn told WND.

“They proved their detractors wrong by leading the free world to a non-violent victory over the Soviet Union and restoring the economic health of their respective countries. Sarah Palin, too, is badly underestimated by the pundits. She is already one of America’s most thoughtful and exciting political figures.”

In a recent article, Commentary magazine editor Norman Podhoretz endorsed Palin and recounted that he had endured considerable derision from fellow conservatives for his early support for Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign. They soon changed their tunes.

Podhoretz, in his article last month, became one of the first prominent Jewish intellectuals to praise Palin.

“I would rather have the tea party running the country than the Democratic Party and would rather see Sarah Palin sitting in the Oval Office than Barack Obama,” he wrote.

Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, another prominent Jewish conservative, has also given positive coverage to Palin.

Obama’s intense pressure on Israel is provoking protests from several prominent Jewish liberals and centrists. Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, a Democrat who campaigned for Obama in 2008, was a guest last week on senior WND reporter Aaron Klein’s WABC radio show, where he slammed the U.S. leader’s recent treatment of Israel as “outrageous” and “hostile,” declaring he is “close” to “getting off the Obama train.”

On Thursday, the president of the World Jewish Congress, former U.S. ambassador Ronald Lauder, published full-page “open letters” in the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal to protest Obama’s Israel policy. Lauder suggested that Obama is trying to force Israel back to the “indefensible” borders prior to the 1967 war. Within those borders, Israel was about nine miles wide at its midsection.

Another prominent Jewish leader, Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a speech in New Jersey earlier this month that the new U.S. policy toward Israel could prompt Jews to organize a “march on Washington” to protest.

Korn points out that in contrast to Obama’s “disgraceful treatment” of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palin has exhibited “heartfelt and unflinching support for America-Israel friendship.”

This “reflects the true spirit of the American people, among whom love and respect for the Jewish state has never faltered,” Korn said.

Korn himself is a product of the Jewish liberal world.

JewsForSarah.com describes Korn, with tongue-in-cheek, as a “Jewish community organizer.” He is a veteran editor of Jewish newspapers in Miami and Philadelphia, who also served as national executive director of the Zionist Organization of America.

He is the son of the late Bertram W. Korn, a leading Reform rabbi, Civil War historian and rear admiral in the U.S. Naval Reserve. The younger Korn, an alumnus of a Quaker school and one-time left-wing campus activist, earned an M.A. in International Relations from Nehru University in New Delhi, India and at one time taught Pan-African studies at Temple University. Since the mid-1980s, he has publicly identified as an Israel activist and as an Orthodox Jew.

Korn emphasizes that JewsForSarah.com is not connected to Gov. Palin, nor is it specifically endorsing her for any political office. The group’s mission statement says it is “dedicated to promoting consideration of Gov. Sarah Palin’s political positions in the wider American Jewish community.”

Ms. Palin’s domestic and foreign policy positions are “serious, substantive and politically mainstream,” the statement says. “Gov. Palin’s ongoing contribution to the public discourse in America is welcome.”

The advisory board of Jews for Sarah Palin includes Prof. Nathan Katz, a scholar of Hindu-Jewish relations at Florida International University; Prof. Nahum Duker, professor of pathology at Temple University; and prominent Philadelphia physician Steven Allon.

Korn compares Palin to Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.

“Thatcher and Reagan were initially dismissed, even by some of their fellow conservatives, as amateurs and simpletons,” Korn told WND.

“They proved their detractors wrong by leading the free world to a non-violent victory over the Soviet Union and restoring the economic health of their respective countries. Sarah Palin, too, is badly underestimated by the pundits. She is already one of America’s most thoughtful and exciting political figures.”

In a recent article, Commentary magazine editor Norman Podhoretz endorsed Palin and recounted that he had endured considerable derision from fellow conservatives for his early support for Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign. They soon changed their tunes.

Podhoretz, in his article last month, became one of the first prominent Jewish intellectuals to praise Palin.

“I would rather have the tea party running the country than the Democratic Party and would rather see Sarah Palin sitting in the Oval Office than Barack Obama,” he wrote.

Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, another prominent Jewish conservative, has also given positive coverage to Palin.

Obama’s intense pressure on Israel is provoking protests from several prominent Jewish liberals and centrists. Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, a Democrat who campaigned for Obama in 2008, was a guest last week on senior WND reporter Aaron Klein’s WABC radio show, where he slammed the U.S. leader’s recent treatment of Israel as “outrageous” and “hostile,” declaring he is “close” to “getting off the Obama train.”

On Thursday, the president of the World Jewish Congress, former U.S. ambassador Ronald Lauder, published full-page “open letters” in the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal to protest Obama’s Israel policy. Lauder suggested that Obama is trying to force Israel back to the “indefensible” borders prior to the 1967 war. Within those borders, Israel was about nine miles wide at its midsection.

Another prominent Jewish leader, Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a speech in New Jersey earlier this month that the new U.S. policy toward Israel could prompt Jews to organize a “march on Washington” to protest.

Korn points out that in contrast to Obama’s “disgraceful treatment” of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palin has exhibited “heartfelt and unflinching support for America-Israel friendship.”

This “reflects the true spirit of the American people, among whom love and respect for the Jewish state has never faltered,” Korn said.

Korn himself is a product of the Jewish liberal world.

JewsForSarah.com describes Korn, with tongue-in-cheek, as a “Jewish community organizer.” He is a veteran editor of Jewish newspapers in Miami and Philadelphia, who also served as national executive director of the Zionist Organization of America.

He is the son of the late Bertram W. Korn, a leading Reform rabbi, Civil War historian and rear admiral in the U.S. Naval Reserve. The younger Korn, an alumnus of a Quaker school and one-time left-wing campus activist, earned an M.A. in International Relations from Nehru University in New Delhi, India and at one time taught Pan-African studies at Temple University. Since the mid-1980s, he has publicly identified as an Israel activist and as an Orthodox Jew.

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A Declaration of Jewish Independence

Posted by Dr. Fay on April 17, 2010

An inspiring post announcing the launch of the new JewsforSarah.com website:

The Obama administration’s tilt against Israel, its tacit acceptance of a nuclear-armed Iran, and its weak approach to combatting Islamic terrorism all pose a direct challenge to Jewish Americans.

Governor Sarah Palin has described the “Obama doctrine” in United States foreign policy as “coddling our enemies while alienating allies.”  Ms. Palin has emerged as the leading public voice in opposition to President Obama’s dangerous new direction.

For these reasons, my colleagues and I are launching a national organization of Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin, supported by the new web site, JewsforSarah.com – A Home Page for Jewish Independents.

JASP is comprised of academic, religious, and community leaders who are dedicated to promoting consideration of Gov. Palin’s policy positions in the wider American Jewish community.  We are entirely unconnected to any other political campaign or fundraising organization.

We find Ms. Palin’s positions on Israel, Iran, national security, fiscal responsibility, energy, and social policy – as well as her record on these issues as governor of Alaska and candidate for Vice President of the United States – to be serious, substantive and politically mainstream.  Though not at present a candidate for any office, Gov. Palin’s track record in public office has been exemplary, and has withstood the test of the most demanding scrutiny of investigative news media.

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In recent days, prominent Jewish leaders and other Jewish political figures have publicly challenged President Obama’s foreign policy in terms that were unimaginable only a few weeks ago.  Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, a life-long Democrat, has excoriated the president for “demeaning and slandering” Israel. “There is a foul whiff of Munich and appeasement in the air,” Koch writes.

Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman has raised the prospect of a Jewish march on Washington to protest Obama’s tilt against Israel.  World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder has taken out full-page ads in major American newspapers to criticize Obama for pressuring Israel to retreat to the “indefensible borders” of 1967.

Democratic U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee,  has characterized the president’s refusal to include militant Islam in his list of terror promoters as “offensive” and said it “contradicts thousands of years of accepted military and intelligence doctrine to ‘know your enemy.’ “


President Obama’s disgraceful personal treatment of Israel’s prime minister on his official visits to Washington, and the ugly personal tone that the president himself has injected into U.S.-Israel relations, has angered even many of his supporters and driven Obama’s personal popularity to an all-time low among the Israeli public.

The suddenness of the president’s change in his policies toward Israel, after having  campaigned vociferously in 2008 as a friend of the Jewish State, has caught many in the American Jewish community off-guard.  No longer.

We believe it is time for American Jews to declare independence from President Barack Obama. And we believe that Gov. Sarah Palin’s heartfelt and unflinching support for America-Israel friendship reflects the true spirit of the American people, among whom love and respect for the Jewish State has never faltered.

April 18, 2010 – 5th of Iyar, 5770

Israel Independence Day – Yom Ha’Atzma’ut



Published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For more information about Sarah Palin’s position on Israel, see the “Israel” subpage of the Sarah Palin News Links page on SPIB.

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“PIPELINEGATE” and the White House

Posted by nypalinpower on March 11, 2010

by NYPalinPower – http://www.nypalinpower.blogspot.com

Why is the President of the United States suddenly getting publicly involved in Alaska politics?  It seems curious and timely that all of the sudden Obama decides to make a complete 180 degree turnaround and is so very interested in becoming directly involved in the same Alaska Pipeline project that Sarah Palin for years has been working on and had finally secured funding for.

President Obama has just announced he is getting the White House to oversee the Alaska Pipeline project and is sending an envoy to Alaska to work with and oversee the project with the state legislators.  So now, we have the White House controlling state business.  And that’s really funny because Governor Sarah Palin had already secured this project along with then Lt. Governor Sean Parnell.  Do you think the President wants to take over the project and take the credit away from Sarah Palin?  Perhaps he has an interest in hurting Sarah Palin by destroying her project altogether and preventing it from going through?  Maybe he is so angry at her that he is using the White House to get back at her? Does he want to hurt Sean Parnell’s chances of re-election?  Could the President be abusing his executive power? Hmm?  I don’t know, but if he is, then this is a scandal, I’ll just call it “Pipelinegate”.

There are two reasons for this, I think.

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell, who took over Sarah Palin’s job last year is up for re-election.  He is way ahead in all the polls to get the Republican nomination.  The general election will be held in November.  Parnell has been working very hard on the Alaska Pipeline project along with Sarah Palin when she was governor, and the project has been on track to receive the funding it needed from Alaskan legislators (at least up until this week when it was announced the President is taking over). http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2010/03/alaska-rep-mike-hawker-still-opposing.html

But why would the President use his executive power to hurt Sarah Palin?  Could she be a possible threat to his re-election campaign in 2012?  Could it be that he is a little bit angry that she is running around the country going to bat for conservatives to unseat legislators in Washington who are not doing their job, mostly Democrats? Sarah is a patriot and she is doing it for her country so it can get back on the right track. If conservatives (mostly Republicans) win the elections, then the Republicans might have enough seats in the House and Senate to take over a majority and gain control of Congress.  If this happens, the President will be in a weaker position than he is today. Do you think he is angry about that? Or maybe he is angry because Sarah Palin saw some major flaws in his healthcare legislation which he desperately wants to pass, and she gave the public the heads up?

Gosh!  Is it really worth it Mr. President to scandalize yourself and abuse your White House privileges because of your anger? This could hurt your chances in 2012 for re-election.  Why do you take the chance? Have you already decided you will not run for a second term?

This is only the beginning, folks.  I think “Pipelinegate” will become huge and the President will be caught in an even bigger scandal than Nixon was a part of.  He is using his power of the executive office to hurt the other side politically.  He is manipulating Alaska’s state business for revenge instead of doing his job as Commander-in-Chief leading our country into prosperity and peace at a time in which our country needs a leader.

For more information on “Pipelinegate” and the players involved in it, go to:

http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/is-barack-obama-actively-trying-to-kill-sarah-palin%E2%80%99s-natural-gas-pipeline/

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Obama’s Latest Power Grab: Alaska’s Pipeline

Posted by Dr. Fay on March 10, 2010

Obama’s abuse of executive power and disregard for states’ rights is astounding.  And the Democrats are going right along with his dismantling of the American Dream.  Just a few days ago, the Democratic-controlled Senate voted down Senator Jim DeMint’s Land Grab Amendment, with which he attempted to block Obama from his secretly planned land grab of 10 million more acres of America.

Now Obama is planning something even more insidious:  he plans to put the Alaska Pipeline, the decades-old dream that Sarah Palin turned into reality, under the control of the executive office.  Can you imagine that?  How dare he!  When will America say enough is enough and impeach this traitor!

Those familiar with the players in this game believe that Obama’s true intentions are not promotion but sabotage of the pipeline efforts. Gary Jackson at A Time for choosing has explained in detail Obama’s political connections in Alaska and how he is planning to use his political hacks to seize Alaska’s pipeline.  MelBryant at Conservatives for Palin has also written a detailed article about the proposed pipeline grab.  So I won’t attempt to add to that discussion, but I strongly urge you to read their articles.

Some highlights from Gary’s article:

The gasline is something Alaskan’s have worked toward for 50 years. Building the pipeline, or at least starting the thing, has been a campaign promise made by pretty much every Gubernatorial candidate for decades.

Sarah Palin made the fulfilment of this half a century old dream a centerpiece of her administration. So important was this project to Alaska and Sarah Palin, on her very first day in office she started putting a team together and drafting the plan that would become legislation known as the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) This was very popular legislation with only one legislator, Ralph Samuels voting against it.

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At first glance, this looks good, right? Obama is finally realizing we need to develop our own resources, after loaning his buddy George Soros’ Brazilian oil company, Petrobas, ten billion dollars to drill offshore in Brazil. And maybe Obama is trying to steal Sarah Palin’s thunder here.

Unfortunately, I believe you’d be wrong, and I believe my colleague is, as well. I don’t think Obama is trying to steal credit for this deal, I think he is trying to kill it.

Frankly, when has Obama done anything to support energy development in America? On the contrary, Obama and his minions have openly worked to thwart any and all domestic development of natural resources.

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Look, I want to stress here that at this point, we aren’t really sure what Obama and his crew are up to, but if past is prologue, you can be pretty confident they are up to no good. There is absolutely a reason why this particular fellow, Larry Persily, was chosen.

Think about it, why would a “journalist” with ties to a far left hate website, that spreads lies about Sarah Palin on a daily basis be chosen as a “federal energy coordinator” and be given control of her signature achievement?

Sarah Palin is one of the most accomplished Governors in the nation. Her list of achievements are great, but the one thing that she really takes great pride in, is her and her administration’s incredible achievement in setting up AGIA and forging the deal with TransCanada and Exxon-Mobil. This is the largest construction project in North American history, and an achievement that any person would take great pride in. This gasline will go a long way towards making America energy independent.

We know that Sarah Palin is a force of nature, come campaign season she will be all over the country spreading her message of liberty, freedom, and common sense conservatism. Most people consider Sarah a front runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, and a shoe-in to be the 45th President. What do you think the collapse of one of her signature accomplishments would mean?

Persily, who is openly hostile to Sarah Palin, will be in a position to effect the TransCanada deal.

This doesn’t pass the smell test at all. We are going to be looking into this a lot further, but for now we are cautioning readers to be on alert, and know that Obama, and his gangster regime are up to something.

Additional points from Mel Bryant’s article:

Almost one year ago, C4P predicted that the president would eventually attempt to take over, and take credit for, Governor Palin’s work to get Alaska a natural gas pipeline (you can read more about AGIA here and here).

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 After spending months attacking Palin and obstructing her legislative agenda, Persily got called up to the big leagues. Just like Kim Elton. Funny how that worked out.

Now the president’s looking to increase the power of Persily’s position.

 Adrienne Ross at Motivation – Truth writes:

This begs the question: Has President Obama suddenly seen the light–or is he trying to snuff it out?

She sums the whole situation up succinctly: 

Smell anything yet? Apparently Denmark is not the only place where rotten things reek.

 On the heels of the announcement of Obama’s plans came today’s troubling news (h/tp Ron Devito) at the Juneau Empire:

Legislative opponents of Trans-Canada Corp.’s state-backed natural gas pipeline project stripped much of the money Gov. Sean Parnell has sought for the state’s role in pushing it forward from the budget adopted by the House Finance Committee on Tuesday.

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House Democrats who had backed the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act under which Trans-Canada had won state support criticized the cuts as an attack on the gasline.

At a press conference Tuesday, House Minority Leader Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, warned the Legislature could stall as pro-industry representatives attempt to reopen fights over gas pipeline and oil tax issues from the last few years.

“We’re headed for some kind of meltdown,” she said.

The money Parnell requested would have been used by the Departments of Law, Revenue and Natural Resources for the state’s role in moving toward a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission certificate for the Alaska Pipeline Project. The project is sponsored by Trans-Canada with partner ExxonMobil under AGIA. A competing pipeline sponsored by ConocoPhillips and BP also is in the works.

Hawker denied anything “skulduggerous” was happening in an attempt to stop the Trans-Canada effort to which he had earlier opposed. He said the move was a reaction to Alaskans who have let him know they wanted more scrutiny on the issue.

Hawker said under the budget passed by the committee, the administration would receive 30 percent of what Parnell said was needed. It would receive the remainder when the Parnell administration shows that TransCanada successfully receives commitments to ship gas in an “open season” scheduled to begin May 1.

“I’m looking to balance this so the Legislature can’t be accused of hamstringing or otherwise making it impossible for the AGIA process to continue forward,” Hawker said.

Democrats said Hawker’s test would be impossible to pass, because the open-season process was only the beginning of negotiations.

Rep. Les Gara said the “precedent agreement” that the budget called for was impossible to meet. Such an agreement is an unconditional bid to ship gas, while experts who have testified to the Legislature said to expect conditional bids as a way to begin negotiations.

“There’s going to be no precedent agreement; we all know that,” Gara said.

Gara warned that withholding the money sought by Parnell could delay the state’s ability to meet its commitments under AGIA and could weaken the state’s hand in forcing BP, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil to develop a pipeline.

“They’re not going to move ahead with a gas line on their own. We have to push them,” Gara said.

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The Finance Committee also cut money for the Parnell administration to work on an in-state gas line to Southcentral after Hakwer questioned “the commitment of this administration in moving this project forward.”

Other legislative bills would take responsibility for in-state gas away from Parnell, and vest it elsewhere.

Gas pipeline funding, both for the in-state gasline and AGIA pipeline work, remains a priority for this administration and we will continue to work with both the House and Senate to restore full funding,” said Sharon Leighow, Parnell’s spokesperson.

It might be worthwhile to note here this bit of information from yesterday’s article  at  Juneau Empire.

Persily currently works for House Finance Committee Co-chair Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, but has bipartisan support in the state as well as Washington, D.C.

It looks like Obama’s hacks in Alaska are already at work doing his dirty work for him.  

It is time for Americans to stand with Governor Palin and Governor Parnell to block this egregious abuse of power by the Obama Administration and its minions.  It is time for Americans to stand up and speak out on this and other issues – while there still is time.

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