Sarah Palin Information Blog

Sarah Palin Web Brigade

Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

Examining Governor Palin’s Fiscal Responsibility During Fiscal Cliff Talks

Posted by Adrienne Ross on December 3, 2012

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Ordinary Americans, some involved in the Tea Party movement, some involved in local efforts, and some involved in no formal organization at all, are concerned about the country’s future. Not long after President Obama entered office and revealed himself to be the reckless spender he is, these people decided to take a stand and speak out against a government that was growing too big and spending too much. Contrary to what left wing politicians and their leftist media comrades would propagandize the country into believing, the opposition to the President is not rooted in racism. It’s rooted in patriotism and a desire to preserve America through common sense measures. Riding that wave, the 2010 midterm elections brought fresh faces to Congress, as Americans used their voting power to demonstrate their fatigue with the permanent political class and their desire to elect public servants who would do the people’s business with fiscal restraint.

So how is it that we stand where we are today, teetering on the edge of this so-called fiscal cliff, with Americans wondering if politicians—on both sides of the aisle—are talking out of both sides of their mouths? Currently, it looks like the Republican Establishment is showing more spunk than I’m accustomed to seeing them show. Perhaps this will be the time that they stand on principle and not allow themselves to be party to that game so popular in Washington, Kick the Can Down the Road. Time will tell.

I’m just a simple person, and in my simple mind time-tested methods should always be applied when funds are low and debt is high. First and foremost—again in my simple mind—should be taking this advice: Stop spending!

There’s much Washington can learn from how Governor Palin executed her duties as a public servant. She has a record of fiscal responsibility. As mayor of her hometown of Wasilla and governor of Alaska, she demonstrated her knowledge that she was a steward of other people’s money. Politicians today seem to have a hard time understanding that they, too, have been entrusted with other people’s money and must handle that responsibility prudently, which might explain why they all too often speak so cavalierly about taking more of this money to finance continued spending.

Never has this been more evident than in President Obama’s commitment to raising taxes during woeful economic times when hardworking Americans need more, not less, of their own money in their own pockets and when our job creators cannot afford the additional tax strain that’s coming down the pike if Obama has his way. Democrats continue to advocate for kicking the can down the road, expecting Americans to wait another year before they tackle entitlement reform and serious spending cuts. Will Republicans be equally guilty, easily caving on the issue of taxing and spending, or will they be true to their principles? Where exactly will these fiscal cliff talks take them—and us?

The situation America faces is a serious one, but when I look at Governor Palin’s history in office, it doesn’t seem a hopelessly difficult situation. It boils down, again, to a common sense approach. The Governor has always said that public servants should do for their constituents what they do for their own families during tough times: cut all superfluous spending, shop more wisely, save for a rainy day, and make sacrifices. During her time serving Alaskans, she endeavored to function within that framework of fiscal restraint and sanity. I’m not talking about times of bankruptcy. She did the right thing even during a surplus. That’s wisdom. That’s discipline. That’s stewardship.

In her capacity as mayor, she cut personal property tax, the business inventory tax, and the property tax mil levy every year. As governor, she yearly utilized her line-item veto power to cut spending by millions of dollars, invested $5 billion in state savings, forward-funded education, provided Alaskans a resource rebate to offset energy costs, and opted to reject much of the proffered “stimulus” funds. The upshot of the Governor’s wise fiscal management included a business boom, decreased unemployment, and an improved credit rating.

Putting her money where her mouth was, Governor Palin also denied herself raises during her career. How often do we see this from our politicians? Rather, they’re too often getting fat off of insider trading, legal graft, and crony capitalism, as foreign policy adviser to Governor Palin, Peter Schweizer, reveals in his book, Throw Them All Out.

With the fiscal cliff political football being bandied about, politicians need to return to the basics of sound practice, the kind Governor Palin espoused. My simple mind leads me to believe that measures that work in running a family, city, or state will work in running this country. Furthermore, my simple mind thinks that there should be no consideration of raising taxes—and no caving on the issue—when politicians have not gotten serious about cutting spending. Line by line, program by program, entitlement by entitlement, it’s time to do the work of reining in all wasteful, unnecessary, unsustainable spending. America cannot wait until next year. We cannot kick the can down the road. We’ve reached the end of the road already. As Governor Palin told Greta Van Susteren recently, “We’ve already gone over the cliff.” Indeed, Americans cannot afford to pay more of their hard-earned money in taxes to a government that refuses to do its part to truly cut into the debt and deficit, but instead burdens the very people they claim to be serving.

I sure do hope our elected officials are up to the task because much is riding on their ability to do the right thing.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »

Dick Cheney Confuses Governor Palin with President Obama

Posted by Adrienne Ross on July 29, 2012

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

My Conservatives4Palin colleague, Steve Flesher, addressed Dick Cheney’s ridiculous comments about the selection of Governor Palin as Senator McCain’s running mate. First, let me say I find it very disheartening that the GOP establishment continues to attack the one person who has taken more slings and arrows than anyone else as she tries to save this country from what President Obama has done to it. She has done nothing but put herself on the line time and time again–withstanding the lies, the sexism, the intrusions into her privacy, the attacks on her children, the death threats, the skewing of her record, the questioning of her intelligence, the misrepresentations, and the list goes on.

Nonetheless, Governor Palin fights. She fights because she loves this country, and she knows it’ll take a fight to restore this country. Like so many others, Dick Cheney responds with the typical bull and the same old faulty talking points. Perhaps he should save his criticism for President Obama and show the former Vice Presidential candidate a little respect.

Here’s what Cheney said:

I don’t think she passed that test … of being ready to take over. And I think that was a mistake.

Flesher handled this well over at C4P:

The news of Cheney’s interview airing on ABC tomorrow morning (Monday) on GMA is making its Sunday-rounds. The MSM couldn’t be happier.

While the entire interview has yet to be released, it appears Mr. Cheney has decided to do his part for his establishment-buddies by attacking his own party’s last VP nominee in lieu of going after the nation’s biggest elected mistake of all time – Barack Obama.

[...]

Apparently, Palin’s not “ready” to sit in an administration for eight years which adds 5 trillion dollars to our unpaid debt basically demoralizing the spirit of conservatism leading to four years of Barack Obama. Cheney was “ready” for that, wasn’t he?

Palin’s not “ready” to engage in cronyism which dictates who she’d appoint to lifetime positions on the Supreme Court or to head federal emergency agencies like FEMA. Bush & Cheney were “ready” for that, weren’t they?

Palin is “ready” to balance a budget – since she did it in Alaska.

Palin is “ready” to increase benefits for our esteemed elders while cutting out wasteful spending existing all across our federal government – since she did similar things in Alaska.

Palin is “ready” to call out entrenched special interests like she did when she served up a little justice to the Republican Party’s good old boys and their dealings with big oil. She did that in Alaska, too.

Palin’s “ready” to unabashedly call out Barack Obama. This includes pointing out his past associations, his reckless squandering of billions of our dollars to pay back his Wall Street friends (just as Bush/Cheney once did), and his plans to whip Americans into Greece-like big-government submission. This is in contrast to the establishment’s plans to hold back.

Palin’s “ready” to endorse countless candidates for the Congress. She’s been successful at using her enormous grassroots influence to pull a great deal of them across the finish line.

Palin’s not ready to fall in line with the establishment. Until any candidate (including our perceived “front-runner”) demonstrates a full willingness to truly unify with the party’s grassroots, don’t count on her to make deals behind closed doors or hold high-priced fundraisers at her home.

Considering everything Bush & Company were “ready” for, it’s no wonder why Barack Obama was ever put in the position of becoming President of our great Republic. Now of course, he must be fired.

Read Steve Flesher’s full article here.

Doug Brady added an update to Steve’s piece, a tweet by Cheney’s daughter, Liz, in disagreement with the position her father has taken:

The article also quotes others who have the common sense to note that Governor Palin was more than qualified to be elected and certainly more qualified than the person who was elected as President. And lest we forget, she had more administrative experience than everyone on both tickets.

So let’s move on–with the facts–and remember that President Obama is the opponent, not Governor Palin. It is he who was “not ready to take over,” but we elected him nonetheless. That was the mistake. And we’re paying the price.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Governor Palin Calls Out Rahm Emanuel’s ‘Chicago Thuggery’

Posted by Adrienne Ross on July 26, 2012

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

One of the many things I respect about Governor Palin is her boldness. While others cower in corners, she is relentless in her willingness to take a stand and not be bullied. In this regard, as in most others, she is head and shoulders above many so-called leaders on both the left and the right.

With the recent attacks on Chick-fil-A, Todd Starnes touched base with the Governor who called out Rahm Emanuel and his thuggery:

“Chicago thuggery is a scary thing in 2012,” Palin told me. “For its politicians to think they can muscle businesses and shut them out just because they hold a differing, albeit traditional, view on an issue is a scary thing indeed.”

Emanuel said he would support banning the construction of a second Chicago-area Chick-fil-A because the company’s owner believes in the biblical definition of marriage — meaning a union of one man and one woman.

“Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values,” Emanuel said in a statement to Fox News.

Palin balked at the threats to ban the private, family-owned restaurant from the Windy City.

“With a representative of Chicago politics making these threats, I’d be loathe to support any politician hailing from Chicago who supported Rahm and this radical action.”

Palin said the owner of Chick-fil-A is opposed to redefining the traditional definition of marriage — as are most Americans who’ve voted on the issue.

She said President Obama — until recently — opposed redefining the traditional definition of marriage. He evolved on the issue “when it became politically convenient for him to flip-flop around on.”

“Did these protesters oppose President Obama,” Palin asked.

“The leftwing’s double standard with intolerance of other people’s opinions is quite tiring, yet so expected,” she added. “This is merely more of the same.”

Read the full article here.

We already know what the left will say concerning Governor Palin’s comments, but they are wrong once again. This has nothing to do with hatred or bias. It has everything to do with standing up for what one believes and standing against politicians’ intrusion into private business and their intolerance of those who don’t share their perspective. This attack campaign merely provides another example of the blatant hypocrisy in the ranks of the left wing. As Governor Palin pointed out, how interesting it is that the left didn’t withhold their support of President Obama, with whom they are so enamored, who was against gay marriage before he was for it. Even more interesting is how the left hardly has a word to say about the fact that the black community, in large numbers, still does not–and will not–support gay marriage; that never seems to draw much criticism, either. I wonder why that is. Could they be afraid that their number one tactic will work against them? Calling out the black community might make them “racists.”

“Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values,” Emanuel said. Well, they are the values of a vast majority of Americans, and people do not take kindly to being pushed around by a Chicago–yes, she said it–thug. Good on you, Governor, for calling it as it is.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

The Truest Measure of Any Society

Posted by Adrienne Ross on June 2, 2012

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Planned Parenthood has been busted yet again, this time for actions that are not just unethical but inhumane. If they’re not taking donations to abort black babies, they’re issuing advice on how to commit fraud while aborting based on gender. Is this the United States–or is this China?

Bristol Palin posted the following on her blog:

Have you ever seen anyone actually happy about possibly killing an infant pre-born girl, even after admitting, “everything’s already pretty much developed?”

Watch this video of a woman who goes into a Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas and tells them that she only wants to terminate the pregnancy if she’s carrying a girl.

Does Planned Parenthood condemn this or condone this “gendercide?”

Here’s the video:

Bristol adds:

Lila Rose and her Live Action team are fearless in taking on Planned Parenthood, so learn more about them here. After Roe v. Wade is finally overturned, they’ll be remembered as heroes in the fight for life.

I appreciate Bristol’s boldness. Too many don’t even want to talk about defunding Planned Parenthood, much less overturning Roe v. Wade. God bless her for standing up for the most vulnerable among us.

This week the House of Representatives had an opportunity to take a bold stand also, but apparently they don’t have the strength that a young woman possesses when it comes to an issue that matters more than any other: life. Unbelievably, the House rejected a ban on gender-selective abortions.

CNN reports:

Congress took up one of the most divisive issues in politics Thursday as the House of Representatives rejected a controversial measure banning abortions based on the sex of a fetus.

In the House, 246 representatives backed the bill while 168 voted against it, leaving the proposal short of the two-thirds total necessary for passage. Most Republicans supported the measure; the majority of Democrats opposed it.

Supporters characterized the proposal as a necessary defense of the civil rights of unborn children; opponents called it part of a broader so-called war on women and an ongoing assault on legalized abortion.

There’s an elected official trying to ban soda, but we can’t get Congress to ban abortions based on gender? Sick!

So the majority of Democrats voted against this ban because they see it as a war on women. Really? In the video, the Planned Parenthood employee took no issue with aborting a female, so who’s really conducting a war on women?

Planned Parenthood has reportedly fired the employee in the hidden video and has stated they oppose gender-selective abortions; however, they also opposed the legislation to ban such selective abortions and called on Congress to reject it. I am increasingly disgusted that my tax dollars go to Planned Parenthood. They shouldn’t get one penny of federal funds–not one!

President Obama joined his friends in the abortion industry and also opposed the ban. The Weekly Standard reports:

National Right to Life legislative director Douglas Johnson was upset to learn Obama opposes the common-sense bill, telling LifeNews: “It is appalling, but not surprising, that President Obama now stands with the pro-abortion political committees and his Hollywood donors, rather than with the coerced women, and their unborn daughters, who are victimized in sex-selection abortions.”

Of course, there’s no surprise in his opposition. Since when has he stood up for life? He wouldn’t even vote to provide health care to babies born after a botched abortion, but America has chosen him to lead. We need to wake up!

This morning, as I was reading my Bible, something jumped out at me. Exodus 1 in The Message translation reads:

15-16 The king of Egypt had a talk with the two Hebrew midwives; one was named Shiphrah and the other Puah. He said, “When you deliver the Hebrew women, look at the sex of the baby. If it’s a boy, kill him; if it’s a girl, let her live.”

17-18 But the midwives had far too much respect for God and didn’t do what the king of Egypt ordered; they let the boy babies live. The king of Egypt called in the midwives. “Why didn’t you obey my orders? You’ve let those babies live!”

19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “The Hebrew women aren’t like the Egyptian women; they’re vigorous. Before the midwife can get there, they’ve already had the baby.”

20-21 God was pleased with the midwives. The people continued to increase in number—a very strong people. And because the midwives honored God, God gave them families of their own.

22 So Pharaoh issued a general order to all his people: “Every boy that is born, drown him in the Nile. But let the girls live.”

Clearly, the Lord was not pleased with the king’s decision to destroy those whom He created. In this case, the boys were going to be killed. On the other hand, God was pleased with those who honored Him by disobeying the king to protect life. The Bible says they disobeyed the king because they “had far too much respect for God.” I pray God touches our hearts and brings us to a place where we have more respect for Him than for the kings we’ve erected in our lives and the ideas that are accepted by man. I believe we will be held accountable, not only for the decisions we make that affect our own lives, but the people we elect to lead who make decisions that affect the lives of others–or whether others are allowed life at all.

Governor Palin has always had my respect and support because she walks the walk and understands what matters most. As much as she tackles the economy, energy, the size and scope of government, President Obama and his inability to lead effectively, she has never been silent on the issue of life. She knows that life is precious and worth defending. Perhaps this is another area in which she “went rogue” in 2008. This speech from the campaign trail is worth revisiting, and we can see that it is still fitting under current circumstances:

In this same spirit, as defenders of the culture of life, John McCain and I believe in the goodness and potential of every innocent life. I believe the truest measure of any society is how it treats those who are least able to defend and speak for themselves. And who is more vulnerable, or more innocent, than a child?

Yes, every innocent life matters. Everyone belongs in the circle of protection. Every child has something to contribute to the world, if we give them that chance. There are the world’s standards of perfection … and then there are God’s standards, and these are the final measure. Every child is beautiful before God, and dear to Him for their own sake.

[...]

I listened when [Obama] defended his unconditional support for unlimited abortions. He said that a woman shouldn’t have to be – quote – “punished with a baby.” He said that right here in Johnstown –“punished with a baby” – and it’s about time we called him on it. The more I hear from Senator Obama, the more I understand why he is so vague and evasive on the subject. Americans need to see his record for what it is. It’s not negative or mean-spirited to talk about his record. Whatever party you belong to, there are facts you need to know.

[...]

In short, Senator Obama is a politician who has long since left behind even the middle ground on the issue of life. He has sided with those who won’t even protect a child born alive. And this exposes the emptiness of his promises to move beyond the “old politics.”

In both parties, Americans have many concerns to be weighed in the votes they cast on November fourth. In times like these, with wars and a financial crisis, it’s easy to forget even as deep and abiding a concern as the right to life. And it seems our opponent hopes that you will forget. Like so much else in his agenda, he hopes you won’t notice how radical his ideas and record are until it’s too late.

But let there be no misunderstanding about the stakes.

A vote for Barack Obama is a vote for activist courts that will continue to smother the open and democratic debate we need on this issue, at both the state and federal level. A vote for Barack Obama would give the ultimate power over the issue of life to a politician who has never once done anything to protect the unborn. As Senator Obama told Pastor Rick Warren, it’s above his pay grade.

For a candidate who talks so often about “hope,” he offers no hope at all in meeting this great challenge to the conscience of America. There is a growing consensus in our country that we can overcome narrow partisanship on this issue, and bring all the resources of a generous country to the aid of both women in need and the child waiting to be born.

President Obama clearly has not changed, but thank God neither has the Governor. America, however, definitely needs a change in leadership.

Here’s the speech, delivered in Johnstown, PA:

Cross-posted from MotivationTruth

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Lessons From An Etch A Sketch; Video Update

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 26, 2012

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

America stands at a crucial place in our history. As we look forward to restoring some kind of sanity to our nation, four candidates remain in the fray to take on President Obama, although one would be hard-pressed to find a journalist reporting this as anything other than a two man race at this point. While many have already crowned Mitt Romney the Republican nominee, I am reminded of what Governor Palin told us over two months ago. She said that, contrary to what some would have us believe, the mainstream media and President Obama actually want to face Romney in the general election. Class warfare specialist that he is, the President is salivating at the chance to depict the front-runner as an out-of-touch elite with no ability to relate to the average, everyday, struggling American. Romney, of course, hasn’t helped himself, as he has provided gaffes for the left to add to their storehouse of ammunition.

Mitt Romney’s achilles heal, Romneycare, became Obamacare, and no one knows that more than President Obama. Romney’s chief weakness is certainly not lost on the President, nor will it be dismissed. When–if–the time becomes right, President Obama will use it masterfully. Can Romney endure?

The truth is many people are simply not sure where Romney stands or even if he’ll be able to stand. The “Etch A Sketch” comment, by Romney top adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, adds to that concern. “Who is Mitt Romney?” many people wonder–and we have a right to know. When candidates are struggling to secure an overwhelming majority of voter support, indeed we have that right. This is just one reason I agree both with Governor Palin’s admonitions to vet each candidate carefully and her support for a long, thorough primary process that will diminish the chance of an “October Surprise.”

Now that more and more people are already crowning Romney as the GOP nominee, the Democratic party is wasting no time in exploiting his weaknesses, and Romney gives them some things to work with, making their goal of re-electing President Obama that much more possible, in their assessment. Via The Blaze, check out the video the Democratic National Committee has produced. This is just a taste of what is to come if we allow the GOP establishment, in their zealousness to pick our nominee for us, to prematurely urge this process to a close. It is essential that we look closely for the most principled, consistent conservative who is addressing the most important issues facing America–and in a way that doesn’t leave us vulnerable to an Obama second term. I am inclined to believe that, at the end of the day, most of us agree that each candidate is better than the person now occupying the White House. Governor Palin calls that Anybody But Obama.

Nonetheless, we need to be able to trust our nominee, we need a stark contrast to President Obama, and we need to rally around that person at the conclusion of this primary season. President Obama will unleash a no holds barred, full-throttled attack on the opposition, and nothing will be off limits. Who is best able to take him on while simultaneously upholding true conservative principles and garnering the enthusiasm of fellow Republicans and Independents? Look, I’ve heard enough about presidential hair to last me a lifetime. That won’t save our scalps–or our Republic–come November.

May the process continue…

Here’s the Etch A Sketch video:

Update: Via Sis at Team Sarah, here’s an even more powerfully revealing video:

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

In Her Mother’s Footsteps, Bristol Palin Takes on Misogynist Bill Maher

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on March 19, 2012

President_Call_Iphone
Following in the footsteps of her mother, Bristol Palin speaks her mind via her recently published blog, demonstrating that she is no shrinking violet.

Mr. President, When Should I Expect Your Call?

 

Dear President Obama,

You don’t know my telephone number, but I hope your staff is busy trying to find it. Ever since you called Sandra Fluke after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut, I figured I might be next.  You explained to reporters you called her because you were thinking of your two daughters, Malia and Sasha.  After all, you didn’t want them to think it was okay for men to treat them that way:

“One of the things I want them to do as they get older is engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on,” you said.  “I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.”

And I totally agree your kids should be able to speak their minds and engage the culture.  I look forward to seeing what good things Malia and Sasha end up doing with their lives.

But here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung.  Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family.  He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome. He’s said I was “f—-d so hard a baby fell out.”  (In a classy move, he did this while his producers put up the cover of my book, which tells about the forgiveness and redemption I’ve found in God after my past – very public — mistakes.)

If Maher talked about Malia and Sasha that way, you’d return his dirty money and the Secret Service would probably have to restrain you.  After all, I’ve always felt you understood my plight more than most because your mom was a teenager.  That’s why you stood up for me when you were campaigning against Sen. McCain and my mom — you said vicious attacks on me should be off limits.

Yet I wonder if the Presidency has changed you.  Now that you’re in office, it seems you’re only willing to defend certain women.  You’re only willing to take a moral stand when you know your liberal supporters will stand behind you.  More

H/T Jews For Sarah

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Political March Madness

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 13, 2012

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Those of us who love and follow the game of basketball have a special appreciation for this time of year. March Madness, baby! But the NCAA tournament hasn’t even started, and madness is already running rampant–in the political world, that is. All around the country, March will work its magic, uniting teams and clarifying goals, bringing out the best in players and igniting fans. Meanwhile, the current political madness is working a whole different kind of magic.

March began with the sad news of the death of conservative warrior Andrew Breitbart who unexpectedly departed this life on the first day of the month. He was just about to share with the world some videos that further reveal President Obama’s penchant for choosing some rather–shall we say?–questionable characters to run around with. Breitbart was just about to relaunch his website. In the blink of an eye, he was gone. That was the start of the unforeseen madness, a loss many are still struggling to wrap their brains around. He left behind a wife, four children, and an inspired army of patriots who are determined to take up the mantle. His work continues.

Then, just a couple days into March, the Sandra Fluke controversy grew wings and liberals grew outraged–selectively, of course–at comments Rush Limbaugh made concerning the law student’s baffling desire to have others pay for her desires. Rush subsequently apologized, but of course that wasn’t enough for liberals. As usual, they wanted to use the situation for political gain. Even the President got involved, invoking his daughters. Never mind the fact that people on his side of the aisle have said things so vile that his daughters wouldn’t be able to attend a movie that includes language liberals use to describe conservatives. The hypocrisy of the left is maddening, and we’ve come to expect it. However, we should be able to expect more from the President of the United States. The fact that we do not have a President who will preside fairly over all people, but only over those who fall into his ideological bubble, speaks volumes about the insanity of the time in which we live, a time when partisanship trumps all, when politicians’ mouths move in two different directions, or not at all–as in times that they choose to remain silent when they actually ought to speak.

For example, what we get from members of Congress is a refusal to condemn misogynist Bill Maher who repeatedly demeans Governor Palin, the man who has said things that even I’m not, as they say, a mature enough audience to listen to, and may I never be so mature. What we get from our President, too, is a refusal to answer a question a journalist poses about a million dollar donation Maher made to his campaign. The President–the concerned father that he is–has no problem accepting what Governor Palin has called “dirty money.” And with all his talk about civility, he still has yet to call out the numerous vulgar, sexist comments made about Governor Palin and other conservative women. What does he do instead? He calls Sandra Fluke to demonstrate his support for her. Really?

Madness is definitely running rampant when the President’s campaign puts out a video attacking Governor Palin, twisting her words to make her appear to be a dangerous racist. Their methods bring me back to a time in the not too distant past when Katie Couric and her team spliced and diced tape to create a false image of Governor Palin. But Couric has nothing on Obama’s people; they’re actually using their dishonest video as a fundraiser to make more dirty money. I call it such because it’s being collected on a knowingly false premise. We could spend all day on the ridiculosity of a President targeting a private citizen–an irrelevant one at that, so he would have us believe. This irrelevant woman somehow manages to provoke the most powerful man in the free world to hold brainstorming sessions to figure out how to handle her influence. And for those who say it’s Obama for America, not the President himself, who is responsible for this, let’s be real. Does anyone really think he doesn’t have his hands all up and through what gets circulated in the name of his re-election?

Let’s not forget that in the spirit of intense competition affiliated with the madness of March, HBO strategically planned the release date of Game Change, which they hoped would be a game changer itself. They expected Governor Palin to be knee-deep in a presidential campaign now, and they had just the thing to cut her down–a movie composed of a plethora of both flagrant fouls and bad calls by officials on the take. They clearly hadn’t imagined that she was being genuine when she repeatedly said she didn’t need a title to make a difference. Now it’s the fourth quarter in this game of politics President Obama and his surrogates have been playing, and they know the clock is winding down. Desperate times call for desperate measures, I suppose. However, their attempts to send Governor Palin limping to the bench, never to re-emerge, have fallen flat and will continue to fall flat. If they haven’t figured that out yet, I recommend they take note of her high school championship basketball game in March of 1982 when, injured, the Wasilla Warrior nailed the shot that secured the state championship for her team. It’s 2012, but she’s still a warrior, and this is March after all.

HBO’s sensationalism might appeal to those hungry for more of the same lame anti-Palin propaganda, but everyone with a modicum of common sense knows that the same person who turned her hometown into the fastest growing business city in Alaska, defeated a big-name incumbent in her run for governor of the largest state, possessed an approval rating of nearly 90 percent, exposed corruption, negotiated the largest private sector infrastructure project in North American history, became the first woman on the Republican ticket, energized the Party, and carried Senator McCain farther than he could have possibly gone without her, all while raising a wide-ranging family, could not possibly be the same individual Julianne Moore portrays. Furthermore, why would anyone believe sources who are too afraid to reveal their identities when sources close to the Governor, people with real names and identifiable faces, have shot the movie down?

As smart as liberals purport to be, enveloped in their ivy league world of academia, they sure can’t put two and two together, and they certainly don’t think the rest of us can. I’m just one of those bitter clingers, so excuse me as I steal a line from Scripture to address them: “Much learning doth make thee mad.”

March has always brought basketball enthusiasts a yearning for more and more madness. We make predictions, fill out brackets, and enjoy the ride. We experience the proverbial thrill of victory and the agony of defeat–and we love every minute of it. The political madness this March has been a horse of different color, however. And lest I be blamed for that old-fashioned Republican “racism” (Yes, even black conservatives get accused of being racist against the President), let me help ease liberals’ race-card-playing minds: I’m speaking metaphorically, okay? It’s that season, and folks have lost their minds, sure enough. It leaves rational people pondering what April might bring. Considering what liberals have done with the concept of March Madness, there’s no telling what they might attempt with April Fools’ Day.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Is Romney the GOP Version of The Anointed One?

Posted by Adrienne Ross on January 14, 2012

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

In 2008, when Barack Obama became the Democrat Party’s heir apparent, nobody could touch him or anyone associated with him. We were warned to leave his wife alone, leave his children alone, leave the Jeremiah Wright connection alone, and had he had a record at the time, we would’ve been told to leave that alone as well. He was to be protected so he could be elected–and come hell or high water, he just had to be elected.

Fast forward four years later, and cross over to the other side of the aisle. The Republican Establishment has made it clear who they want as the Party’s nominee this go around. Mitt Romney must be feeling pretty good right about now. He has made history by winning both Iowa and New Hampshire, has unbelievably weaseled himself out of being held accountable for Romneycare, and while he has gained some endorsements that–let’s be honest–amount to nothing much at all, he has also received some key endorsements, including one from Tea Party favorite, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. (Still shaking my head over that one.)

Recently, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry have questioned Romney’s actions at Bain Capital, and one would think they questioned his citizenship or something. Outrage ensued. Anger ran rampant. Shouts of the Scripture, “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm” could be heard up and down these United States of America. Romney’s rivals, it seems, have done what “thou shalt not do”–and I’m not even talking about an assault on free market capitalism, as they have been accused of waging, because does anyone really believe that either Rick Perry or Newt Gingrich is an anti-capitalist? I’m talking about their greater “sin” of suggesting that the presumptive GOP nominee, the GOP version of The Anointed One, undergo some serious vetting now so that, as Governor Palin keeps warning, there will be no “October Surprise.”

The responses to this suggestion have been apoplectic.

As usual, Governor Palin, however, puts things in the proper perspective:

I don’t agree with attacks on free market capitalism at all, but I don’t believe that that’s really what is at the heart of Governor Perry’s criticism of Romney and his time at Bain. This isn’t about a politician making huge profits in the private sector. I think what Governor Perry is getting at is that Governor Romney has claimed to have created 100,000 jobs at Bain and people are wanting to know is there proof of that claim and was it U.S. jobs created for U.S. citizens?

[...]

I believe that that is what Governor Perry is getting at, you know, own up to the claims that are being made. And that’s fair. That’s not negative campaigning. That’s fair to get a candidate to be held accountable to what’s being claimed, especially when it comes to job creation because so many of us are so concerned about what’s going on on Main Street as well as Wall Street.

The Governor goes on to explain that no one should be surprised that demands for transparency are being made, that this all needs to come out. Instead of being in a state of shock and outrage, Romney should simply provide records and information to put the issue to rest because, she states, whether he deals with it now or deals with it in the general election, should he secure the nomination, he will have to deal with it.

Governor Palin understands fully the value of flexing those vetting muscles. Romney’s record at Bain, including the manner in which he went about his hiring and–especially now–his firing (his use of the term having already become a Debbie Wasserman Schultz tool), will undergo intense scrutiny. So what’s the problem? Instead of tackling the issue by getting it all out on the table, the Right is caught up in how “crude,” “disturbing,” “indefensible,” and “desperate” this line of questioning is, according to The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Rush Limbaugh, and Senator McCain respectively.

As Governor Palin pointed out, why shouldn’t conservatives look into what the buyouts at Bain were all about and if Romney’s actions there resulted in government bailouts that profitted him? None of us can speak for Perry or Gingrich and what they meant exactly with the precise language they used, and candidates must be honest and forthright in their assertions, yet something tells me that there’s more here than the Establishment has recognized–or wants to investigate. Instead of majoring in, “Oh my goodness, I cannot believe they suggested that Romney did something untoward,” perhaps they should cry out for more transparency on Romney’s part.

Hillary Clinton came under attack because she posed a threat to the man the Left, in cahoots with the media, was determined to place atop the throne. Those propping him up got what they wanted, and many who voted for the unvetted Barack Obama soon learned that they should have looked a little more closely beforehand. No one should get a passing grade before taking the test. No one should get a pass, either. Being tested is what Governor Palin refers to when she talks about the “rough and tumble” part of the process. Each candidate needs to undergo this, no one should be exempted, and everyone’s record is fair game. When it’s all said and done, may the best candidate in the race emerge victorious–or at least the candidate who withstood a rigorous, aggressive, and full-throated process. Anything short of this will give Republicans a candidate ill-equipped for the next round, where things will really get ugly.

The GOP Establishment clearly wants their shot at what Democrats–and America–got in 2008: a smooth-talking, Harvard educated, insulated “Messiah.” The Establishment is determined to transition Primary Candidate Romney into General Election Candidate Romney, and if they think vetting him now at every angle is “crude,” “disturbing,” “indefensible,” and “desperate,” just wait till President Obama and his campaign get ahold of him as they work to make sure he doesn’t become President Romney. After all, President Obama still thinks he’s The Anointed One, and he’s not interested in playing nice when his crown is on the line.

“Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm” does not refer to Mitt Romney, GOP, no more than it should have referred to President Obama in the last presidential election. So for the sake of this country, do your due diligence and encourage the “rough and tumble” vetting process.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The Vetted One

Posted by Adrienne Ross on November 3, 2011

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Politics is a dirty business. Herman Cain is finding this out the hard way. After rising in the polls, he was thrown for a loop with these recent sexual harassment accusations. Now, I wasn’t there, so I don’t know what went down. All I know is what he’s told us, and he’s told us that he has never sexually harassed anyone. Now his camp has accused the Rick Perry camp of leaking this information. Whether or not this is true, I have no idea. Again, I wasn’t there. There is much we don’t know about Cain, Perry, and all the other candidates.

And this is precisely the problem.

How much of our time, when America is desperately seeking sanity, will be spent talking about rumors and innuendos? This is a crucial period in American history. We have a President who doesn’t have a clue how to turn things around, as his dropping approval numbers show. This is the hour for conservatives to step in and make a difference. Tired of the status quo and looking for real hope and change, people want to look in a different direction than President Obama’s failed policies and total disregard for the will of the people. And what has the front-runner been answering questions about the last couple days? He’s been addressing claims that basically suggest he’s a pervert. So 999 has to take a back seat to his explanation that he told a woman she came up to his chin and was the same height as his wife!

I like Cain, and he appears to be a man of integrity, but he has yet to undergo the kind of scrutiny that allows the public to see and know him inside and out. I don’t begrudge his decision to set the record straight. He should set the record straight. And I totally despise lies and smears against a person’s character. But we all know that this isn’t going away. And now that a third woman has also made an accusation, who knows what else will surface–even if it’s untrue? And what of the accusation that Perry’s campaign was behind this? So now Perry will have to stop talking about his job-creation record and discuss this nonsense. I’m not accusing Herman Cain, Rick Perry, or anyone else of anything. I am saying that the process of being scrutinized is hard, dirty, and often not at all fair.

This is why people have been constantly saying that we need the most vetted people running for office. This is why we have longed for Governor Palin.

I don’t know the ins and outs, ups and downs of each person in this GOP field, but we’re about to find out. Politics, again, is dirty, and everything seems to be fair game. One thing we all know about Governor Palin, however, is that what you see is what you get, and the media has made sure we’ve seen it all. There is nothing left hidden under rocks or in closets. She is the most vetted person alive, perhaps the most vetted person to ever walk the earth.

As a candidate, she would have been able to focus on the important tasks at hand. She would have been that force tackling taxes, crony capitalism, energy, national security, spending, and everything else America has on her plate. There is nothing left to take attention away from those all-important issues. Everything that could be said has been said. People said she resigned from the Governor’s office because some FBI investigation was underway and that soon we would hear all about it. They slithered into her church, looking for juicy jive to report. They filed ethics complaints, causing state and family finances to suffer. They wrote articles and books, even moving in next door to do so. They attacked her children, distorted her record, and questioned the integrity of her marriage. They sent wolves among sheep to uncover any and everything they could. They scoured thousands of her emails, which served only to validate her as a hardworking, competent governor. They have tried everything–and everything has fallen flat. This is why they resort to childishly sizing up her shoes, analyzing her accent, and vilifying her vocabulary. They have nothing left!

It’s possible America could manage to survive another term of a Barack Obama presidency, but what will our country look like by the time it’s over? Will we recognize her at all? Now is supposed to be the time for a candidate to rise up and challenge President Obama and take America back. Now is not the time for skeletons to fall out of the closets of candidates yet unvetted. President Obama continues to be protected by a mainstream media who fancy him the one. We need the most vetted person–the vetted one–to take him on. Although I’m very grateful she remains in the fight for the restoration of America, that person is not in the 2012 race. I readily admit, too, that each moment a person who is in the race spends answering questions about things that cannot put America back on the right track, or help defeat President Obama, is a moment I am reminded of why I had my heart set on Governor Palin.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | 2 Comments »

President Obama’s Change vs Governor Palin’s Reform

Posted by Adrienne Ross on September 8, 2011

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

President Obama centered his presidential campaign on the notion that he epitomized “change you can believe in.” He brought people’s emotions to a fevered pitch as he invoked their participation in his chants of “Yes, we can!” Even though some of them couldn’t tell you what it was they could actually do, they felt certain, as they listened to this orator, that they could figure it out. They did their part of “we” by casting their votes in favor of this virtual unknown with no real record of accomplishment, and he was crowned President of the United States. The onus then fell upon him to take up his part of the “we.” To those who knew all along that there was as little substance to then-candidate Obama’s speeches as there was weight to his resume, “Yes, we can what?” was an important question but not one we had to ask long, for it didn’t take long for it to become obvious that what he intended is exactly what he told us from the beginning. Whether he called it “change you can believe in” or a “fundamental transformation” of America, the goal was the same.

The President’s problem is that some of us actually like America just fine. Some of us are quite satisfied with her place as the (pronounced thee) most exceptional nation on the face of the earth. Some of us enjoy the liberties we possess, purchased for us by the flesh and blood of those who came before us. Some Americans appreciate the rights bestowed upon us, not by government, but by our Creator–the rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Some Americans actually believe that citizens should be allowed to dream bigger, work harder, and earn more–and keep it. We know this country isn’t perfect, but we also know that it’s worlds apart from any other country. That is a fact, as Governor Palin always states, for which we simply will not apologize.

President Obama, however, has found it necessary to apologize for America. But he hasn’t stopped with an apology. He has worked hard to live up to his campaign promise to change this country. And if he somehow manages to remain in office another term, he will continue his commitment toward that end. Now, that you can believe–unfortunately.

But there is hope. Governor Palin’s vision for America differs exponentially from President Obama’s.

Senator McCain introduced Governor Palin to America as a reformer. Many of us did not know this reformer, much less what she had reformed. When we did our homework, however, we didn’t have to look far to receive the answer. We learned of her fight for ethics reform in Alaska. We discovered how corruption turned her stomach and caused her to act to bring it to its knees. We understood that she took on Big Oil without backing down because developing Alaska’s resources was more important than doing business as usual and allowing them to sit on those resources. Her entire career as a reformer becomes more and more obvious as one watches Stephen Bannon’s The Undefeated .

The major difference between Governor Palin’s hope for America and President Obama’s nebulous idea of hope and change is this: Obama wants to change who we are, while the Governor desires to restore who we are. I believe it’s President Obama’s disatisfaction with this country that he focuses on most, which causes him to seek to transform it. Governor Palin focuses on her great love for America, which causes her to seek to restore it. Even her “One Nation” bus tour is all about drawing attention to America’s history and calling for a restoration to the principles that have gone into building her. She has a determination to stop this change that’s leading us away from our greatest self and replace it with “sudden and relentless reform,” bringing us to a restoration of what has been lost, as she declared this past weekend in Iowa. Her faith wherever she has served–whether as a city council member, a mayor, a governor, an oil and gas regulator, a vice presidential nominee, a spokesperson for the pro-life movement, a tea party patriot–hasn’t been one of blind faith. It hasn’t been one of denial, either. On the contrary, it has recognized when something was lacking or ailing, and it caused her to roll up her sleeves, take on both sides of the aisle when needed, and usher in true and lasting reform. And as she continues to fight for America today, she continues to praise America and to reject the sentiment that our best days are behind us. She wants to help return us to who we were fundamentally founded to be.

Simply stated, our President is in the business of change by dismantling, while the Governor is in the business of reformation by restoration.

Edmund Burke, often referred to as the father of modern conservatism, explained:

There is a manifest, marked distinction, which ill men with ill designs, or weak men incapable of any design, will constantly be confounding,–that is, a marked distinction between change and reformation. The former alters the substance of the objects themselves, and gets rid of all their essential good as well as of all the accidental evil annexed to them. Change is novelty; and whether it is to operate any one of the effects of reformation at all, or whether it may or may not contradict the very principle upon which reformation is desired, cannot be known beforehand. Reform is not change in the substance or in the primary modification of the object, but a direct application of a remedy to the grievance complained of. So far as that is removed, all is sure. It stops there; and if it fails, the substance which underwent the operation, at the very worst, is but where it was.

In Liberty and Tyranny, Mark Levin elaborated on Burke’s assessment in chapter 2 when he wrote:

For Burke, change as reform was intended to preserve and improve the basic institutions of the state. Change as innovation was destructive as a radical departure from the past and the substitution of existing institutions of the state with potentially dangerous experiments. Furthermore, the Statists often justifies change as conferring new, abstract rights, which is nothing more than a Statist deception intended to empower the state and deny man his real rights–those that are both unalienable and anchored in custom, tradition, and faith.

[...]

Change unconstrained by prudence produces unpredictable consequences, threatening ordered liberty with chaos and ultimately despotism, and placing at risk the very principles the Conservative holds dear.

Do not these explanations draw a sharp contrast between President Obama and Governor Palin? Obama, representing change as innovation, seeks to engage in dangerous experimentation. Health care mandates come to mind first and foremost, rammed through with no regard for the will of the people, not to mention the Constitution. His idea of change works to strip more and more Americans of their liberties, choices, and individuality and add to the power of an already out of control government. It’s a complete radical takeover, rather than a prudent dealing with the aspects that need reform. Governor Palin, on the other hand, celebrates our God-given freedoms, highlights the founding principles that have made this country great, and continually calls our attention back to our founding documents. She praises hard work, competition, and fiscal responsibility, and she condemns wasteful spending, high taxes, and crony capitalism.

Theirs is a complete difference in worldview, a line drawn in the sand. Which side of that line the vast majority of Americans decide to stand on will make all the difference in the world. Yes, we can embrace President Obama’s fundamental transformation of all that is America, but we’ll wake up one day wondering what happened to the country we once knew. Thankfully, that’s not the only choice. We can choose, rather, to fight alongside Governor Palin to reform the nation in which we live and restore the principles in which we believe. Which side will you take? As Governor Palin said in her RNC speech:

In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers, and then there are those…who use their careers to promote change.

The first part of that statement, of course, refers to Obama who used a mantra of change to capture people’s attention and elevate his status. The second part was intended to speak of John McCain. Governor Palin’s record, however, demonstrates that those words could better be applied to herself.

I’ll pass on President Obama’s version of change. America needs Governor Palin’s reform, and we’ll be the better for it.

Cross-posted at MotivationTruth.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,931 other followers