Posted by Dr. Fay on July 31, 2015
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page earlier today:
My latest op-ed:
What a hoot to watch pundits clutching their pearls and whimpering for smelling salts aghast over the latest “shocking” thing Donald Trump said, while The Donald ignores them and continues to soar. Silly kingmakers just don’t know what to make of this. Well, we do!
The elites are shocked by Trump’s dominance, but everyday Americans aren’t. Everywhere I’ve gone this summer, including motorsport events in Detroit full of fed up Joe Six-Pack Americans, the folks I meet commiserate about wussified slates of politicians, but then unsolicited, they whisper their appreciation for Trump because he has the guts to say it like it is.
Trump’s unconventional candidacy is a shot in the arm for ordinary Americans fed up with the predictable poll tested blather of squishy milquetoast career politicians who campaign one way and govern another. But it’s not just how Trump says it, it’s what he’s saying.
Trump has tapped into America’s great populist tradition by speaking to concerns of working class voters. He talks about fighting to bring back our factories. When was the last time a candidate talked passionately about reclaiming our manufacturing base (and knew what he was talking about)? What other candidate chooses American workers over the multinational corporations donating to their campaigns? Who other than Trump is talking about the dangerous trade deficits deindustrializing America and stealing our jobs? The old Arsenal of Democracy that allowed us to win World War II is now such a distant memory that we can’t even build the parts for our own military equipment – we need China to manufacture them for us. How can a great nation maintain its greatness without a manufacturing base? Or without secure borders for that matter?
Trump focused in on two major populist grievances: the loss of working class jobs due to awful trade agreements, and the unfair competition for those jobs – along with security threats – due to the flood of illegal immigrants pouring across unsecured borders. To these, Trump offers bold, brash solutions based in common sense and real world experience.
Now throw in Trump’s candor about “winning” and you understand why his message catches fire. As General Patton said, “Americans play to win all the time.” But those of us outside the Beltway can see that America isn’t winning. Our enemies laugh at us. Our friends can’t rely on us. China is outpacing our military superiority. Putin thumbs his nose at us. ISIS seizes territory our sons and daughters fought and died to liberate. Iran gloats over the idiotic and ultimately catastrophic nuclear deal the White House caved on. Our friends in Israel shake their heads at our betrayal.
Trump diagnoses our problems as incompetent leadership. Who can argue with that? How many politicians promised to secure our borders? So, why aren’t they secured? How many politicians promised to grow American jobs? So, why did they vote for Obamatrade? Is it any wonder that Americans are telling status quo politicians, “You’re fired”?
For everyday Americans the beauty of Trump’s candidacy is that he’s not a politician. There’s hope the guy who wrote “The Art of the Deal” can finally close the deal on all the broken promises of career politicians. Maybe the man who actually builds things, big things, can rebuild America’s entrepreneurial spirit with government put back in its proper place.
The average American doesn’t ask for much. We want security and the freedom to prosper. Many politicians are now offering solutions for security, but what about our prosperity? Trump boasts about his wealth, and average Americans cheer him on. This is the secret the chattering classes will never get. Americans don’t begrudge wealth honestly earned. We celebrate it! Trump made his money the old fashioned way with brick and mortar. He built big buildings and proudly stamped his name on them. He actually created jobs – lots of them. Like so many great American entrepreneurs, Trump has the flair of a showman but the sensibilities of an ordinary guy. He may be a billionaire, but refreshingly, there’s nothing elitist about him. He’s saying to the average Joe, “I worked hard and I succeeded and I want you to also.” That’s the fabric of our national character woven by work ethic and dreams and drive. That’s America!
It’s no surprise pundits and politicos are determined to destroy a candidacy they can’t control or shape with their mere words. Expect marginalization of anyone speaking well of Trump’s efforts. He’s a threat to the permanent political class. Non-traditional candidates always are because when they’re in touch with the people, they show their guts and just do the right thing. They go rogue – and take flak from all sides. Some of us have the scars to prove that.
Thankfully, Americans are on to the media’s games. The politics of personal destruction has lost its shock value. We have serious problems in this country. Ferreting through old divorce records and playing gotcha with past misstatements are just stupid distractions. Shouts of “But he donated to Democrats!” won’t sway Trump enthusiasts. The man built a skyscraper in New York City – of course, he had donated to Democrats. If he was building it in Salt Lake City, I’m sure he would have donated to Republicans. “But he changed his mind on positions!” Reagan had been an FDR Democrat. Should we hold that against him or be grateful he saw the light?
Itty-bitty pundits thinking it’s clever to mock Americans’ opinions are finding the joke is on them. Cozy in their seat of judgment, blowing each other’s horns, protected by a glass screen. Ask yourself: just who ARE these windbags? And what do they build? Towers of paperclips? Lists of Twitter followers? Trump’s supporters are delightedly defying pithy prim “opinion makers” who think Americans are incapable of choosing our leaders without their dictates. The more the spotlight-seekers smear Trump, the more popular he gets. A friend emailed, “Tell those smart alecks bashing Trump on TV, ‘I love him because YOU hate him!'”
The GOP establishment would do well to listen to these voters and quit dismissing them. Reagan understood these blue-collar salt of the earth Americans. That’s why they gave him two landslide victories. If you want to win again, GOP, you need these good people.
Anticipate more battering and bashing storms around Trump. It’s still very early in the game; folks are keeping their powder dry with candidate support but are quite happy Donald Trump is in the race. More power to you, Donald. Here’s to “Making America Great Again”!Ask yourself: just who ARE these windbags? And what do they build? Towers of paperclips? Lists of Twitter followers? Trump’s supporters are delightedly…breitbart.com
Posted by Dr. Fay on July 27, 2015
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page yesterday:
Posted by Dr. Fay on July 10, 2015
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page yesterday:
DEATH PANELS STILL NOT DEAD
Politicians just don’t get it. Their “Death Panels” still won’t die. Last night Obamacare masterminds decided they’ll pay healthcare providers for vulnerable patients’ “end-of-life” plans. Remember that’s the strange, intrusive, unaffordable, and unnecessary scheme that was actually stripped from Obamacare five years ago, once we “found out what’s in it.” So now that part of this socialistic healthcare takeover is back, but yesterday’s decision isn’t the entire point here.
Be clear, media. Think. Do your homework. Remember when coining “death panel” I focused on the dangers of rationing healthcare services – as it’s the inevitable result of any government takeover of healthcare. I was right about this then, and I’m still right about it today. Do your dang homework – you’ve even admitted I was right, so don’t claim I’m “universally discredited” on it. Got it? In fact, even democrats now agree about “death panel” dangers they’ve found in Obamacare – specifically in the role that unelected, faceless bureaucrats on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) will play in determining who will get government’s limited supply of care, whose care will be covered, and they’ll dangerously decide who will be denied.
Media coverage of my position on this is skewed; as usual they got it wrong. I’m calling you out, L.A. Times. You underestimate the wisdom of the people with your claim that I’m “discredited.”
Here’s my response to one of your colleague’s questions last night about the death panels:
Ms. Reporter – thanks for asking. On the record:
There’s no denying that the ultimate fix for Obamacare’s unsustainable, unaffordable promises is rationed care. Rationed care decided upon by a panel of faceless bureaucrats who, rational people like me will argue, will measure a person’s worth using disagreeable criteria as they justify doling out limited government-controlled care. That, my friend, is a death panel.
1. Does this still concern you as possibly leading to death panels or encouraging doctors to deny care to save costs?
It doesn’t just lead to “death panels” it confirms even further that this “Affordable Care Act” is nothing of the sort, and more importantly it just affords government permission to deny care. This decision does not take into consideration the importance of every individual, nor the sanctity of life, as many of us have said for years. Certainly, all patients and families should be advised of options, but we engage in that today and we don’t need government bribing any party to do so. See, Obamacare is about unnecessary government intervention and, ultimately, it’s all about government control. Government needs to stay the hell out of our “end-of-life” discussions. I’m so angry at democrat and republican politicians who just rolled their eyes when I, and many others, rose up with warnings that each step forward taken by champions of this socialist program would jerk back two steps from every free American and our God-given rights. Life is not about the almighty dollar and someone’s arbitrary decisions about who deserves rationed health care; life is sacred because it’s provided by our Creator and in itself deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. Speaking of dollars, a bloated bureaucracy and weak-kneed politicians sent millions of Americans into financial distress, unseen in history, with this leftist scheme called Obamacare.
2. Do you have any concerns about doctors and nurse practitioners being paid or encouraged to have end-of-life planning questions?
Concerns? More than concerns! For anyone who’s had health issues – from welcoming the blessing of a new life, to the frightening and unfortunate aspects of life – answering a government questionnaire that will be judged by faceless bureaucrats just doesn’t cut it. The Hippocratic Oath taken by our care providers is one of the oldest, most sacred binding oaths, and through any iterations it has never condoned the taking of innocent life through lack of care, and certainly not via direct action. If you’ve recently received care then you know the many intrusive, personal questions that government mandates a provider probe. Be aware that most of these questions are for the benefit of a far-away, bankrupt government, they’re not for the benefit of the patient. It is happening in our assisted living facilities, our nursing homes, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and schools, despite many providers who disagree with the mandate but are forced or coerced to provide answers to the death panel of the fed.
– Sarah Palin
PS: This video is a good reminder of how the people who once denied “death panel” now agree with me: https://youtu.be/Hgt87inKDUE
Posted by Dr. Fay on July 4, 2015
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page today:
Happy Fourth of July! This day epitomizes what is unique and beautiful about the greatest nation on earth, our own America. Countries are normally based on geography or ethnicity, but ours is based on ideas that bind us together and were declared in writing on this day in 1776. On that day we were united. It is time for that unity again, so that we may stand again.
To explain to the next generation what those essential, exceptional ideas are, ask a child to look closely at a handful of loose change and read what’s written on our coins: E Pluribus Unum. In God We Trust. Liberty. These are the notions our nation was built on, and they are still true and necessary today. Divided from these precepts our nation will fall.
This Fourth of July, we celebrate our Founders making their desire for liberty plain by declaring their independence from Britain’s King and his burdensome government. May that same unifying desire and courage to fight for God-given sweet freedom be our driving force today.
God bless you all and God bless our United States of America!
– Sarah Palin
Governor Palin also posted this on her Facebook page yesterday:
Just a quick pre-Independence Day post, remembering last 4th of July family reunion in Coeur d’Alene; so thankful for a big beautiful extended family all in love with America! A continued sincere “thank you” to all the nieces, nephews, aunt & uncles, sons & daughters serving in uniform. And to our respected veterans – you are the civilian side of the family’s heroes!
And have to add one more… just to keep some people thinking.
Have a wonderful & safe 4th of July eve!
– Sarah Palin
Gov. Palin: Attack on “Appeal to Heaven” flag is symptomatic of precarious position of our religious liberty
Posted by Dr. Fay on June 27, 2015
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page this morning:
My latest op-ed:
Here is the op-ed she posted at Breitbart.com:
EXCLUSIVE – Sarah Palin: An Appeal to Heaven
And the “Flag Attack” rages on! In Arkansas there is a flag battle, but not the one you’ve been reading about.
The Bradley County Courthouse has flown an historic flag just below our stars and stripes; it features a simple evergreen tree and the phrase “Appeal to Heaven.” The ATH flag has a rich history, being first commissioned by George Washington to fly over Navy schooners during the Revolutionary War. Washington knew the colonies needed God’s intervention as they battled for freedom – they had no recourse but to call on God. The appeal to heaven ultimately granted America freedom. This is our foundation! And the few who disdain this foundation want the innocent but illustrious flag removed.
Special friends, Pastor Dutch and Ceci Sheets, presented me with an Appeal to Heaven flag of my own. It has stirred my heart and will stir millions more once the significance of this flag attack is understood.
The angry opposition to the evergreen-emblazoned bolt of cloth spews from those refusing to acknowledge the truth – that the patriots of old knew America’s hope for freedom was rooted in God. And unlike any other, the idea of “America” would be exceptional in that we would dedicate to God this land overflowing with the blessings of liberty.
In Bradley County, the ATH flag has flown over the courthouse, until the Freedom From Religion Foundation – a group that spends its funds suing municipalities who don’t see as they do – demanded Judge Keith Neely take down the flag or be sued. The judge found himself in a tough spot, and without the budget to fight out-of-town lawyers, he was advised by the county attorney to remove the historic flag. Well, The Freedom From Religion Foundation rattled the wrong cage. This is an attack on freedom, on honoring accurate history, and is more of the fundamental transformation of America that will render us not only unexceptional, but unrecognizable. But not if we intercede.
The solution? Get behind Judge Neely and the good folks in Bradley County who want to Appeal to Heaven for our nation. Religious freedom is what this republic was founded on – why kowtow to the few who threaten that right? I won’t deny our need for God’s grace and miracles to fundamentally restore America. Please join. Write your own “Appeal to Heaven” in the comments below. Press in! And stand strong with those already standing for freedom.
This attack on the ATH flag might seem irrelevant in light of all the important things happening right now, but it’s symbolic and symptomatic of the precarious position we’re in when it comes to religious liberty, our entire Bill of Rights, and our need to openly acknowledge the ultimate source of our country’s blessings. May we never doubt that a Providential Hand will always guide us to a better future as long as we are humble enough to seek that help.
Posted by Dr. Fay on June 27, 2015
Intriguing use of “her or his”, referring to protector of the Constitution.
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page yesterday:
Is it too much to ask “Constitutional Scholars” to be faithful to the Constitution?
The most intrusive big government takeover in history – the Obamacare debacle – is now step-by-step tragically enabled by a handful sitting on the Supreme Court. They, who don’t understand our Constitution, are deceiving those not paying attention by acting as if the federal government is more powerful than our individual states, and worse, is greater than individual free and capable Americans. THIS is why a sincere protector of the Constitution must win in 2016. Her or his appointments to the bench WILL make or break America. The purpose of the United States Constitution is to impose restrictions on government, to not feed the beast until its expansion suffocates a free people. As noted below, the Obamacare ruling just spoon-fed our obese Oval Office that is filled with those ignoring the will of the people along with our founding documents. The solution? Demand answers from candidates. Ask them: Is it too much to expect judicial appointments and the politicians doing the appointing who swear to God they’ll uphold the Constitution to be loyal to the oath?
– Sarah Palin
Posted by Dr. Fay on June 25, 2015
With her separation from FOX News, Governor Palin has gained the freedom to appear at will on other television networks and to ….run as a candidate in 2016, if she chooses!
From article at NewsMax:
Sarah Palin Ends Run as Fox News Political Contributor
Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 04:08 PM
Fox News has ended its relationship with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a political contributor.
A Fox News Channel representative on Wednesday confirmed a report on Politico.com that said the cable network had not renewed its contract with the 2008 U.S. Republican vice presidential candidate. The relationship ended June 1, Politico said.
Palin, whose conservative stands have made her a favorite of the Tea Party movement, is expected to make occasional guest appearances on Fox News Channel or its sister outlet, Fox Business Network, Politico reported.
Palin, 51, had been a regular contributor and political commentator on Fox News for the past five years, often appearing through a camera installed in her Alaska home.
She currently is the host of “Amazing America,” a show on the Sportsman Channel focusing on veterans and outdoors life, and heads SarahPAC, her political action committee, which donates to conservative candidates.
Palin was governor of Alaska in 2008 when John McCain chose her to be his running mate and the first woman on a Republican presidential ticket.
Posted by Dr. Fay on June 23, 2015
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page on Saturday.
Why can’t politics be put aside in the wake of South Carolina’s mourning? Politicians – please try. It would be in honor of them and the leadership provided by those most tragically affected. Let us follow the wisdom of the people of Charleston who lost their loved ones. The kind and beautiful family members who spoke at the court hearing on Friday know that this is a deeply personal human tragedy. Their words of grace reminded us that the only remedy for evil is the Lord who casts out the darkness in our hearts and offers us mercy. Charleston has been called “The Holy City” because of its skyline of church spires. Now all of America knows the truth of that title. Please respect their time of immeasurable grief, and let us honor this special city.
– Sarah Palin
Also see Governor Palin’s condolences to Charleston posted here.
In addition to a call for more gun control, Obama’s latest political football using the Charleston tragedy is his attack on the St. Andrews Cross flag flying at the Capitol Building in Columbia, South Carolina.
These articles may give some insight into why South Carolinians still honor those who suffered and died not only for states’ rights but also during Sherman’s revenge on the state.
Sherman’s March: Final Revenge (Burning of SC Capital ) See Part 4 and Epilogue.
Gov. Palin: Obamatrade is fast-tracked deal that screams, “Don’t pass it ’til we know what’s in it!”
Posted by Dr. Fay on June 12, 2015
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page last night:
The secretive, hugely impacting Obamatrade deal is another behind-closed-doors fast-tracked D.C. deal that screams “don’t pass it ’til we know what’s in it!” Yet politicians are going along to get along, supporting Obama’s pet project while ignoring the public’s right to know what’s in this monumental international trade deal. This, despite the President’s track record proving he hasn’t got it in him to put American workers first.
If Congress hands this secretive deal to Obama on a silver platter, admitting to not even reading it first, then shame on us for letting another one slide. This is fast-tracked, friends. Like Obamacare, when we sounded warning bells but too many were too busy to pressure their employees (your elected politicians) to do the right thing and learn it first. Since when is Congress able to halt any bullying administration’s fast-track deals? They never have before. Didn’t we learn last time?
– Sarah Palin
Most importantly about this is that the vote passed with less than a majority of the full House of Representatives. Boehner was only able to–on a purely procedural…breitbart.com
Here is the article at Breitbart.com that she linked to:
Blood In The Water: 34 Courageous Conservatives Wound Obamatrade On Way To Final House Vote
11 Jun 2015Washington, DC
A whopping 34 courageous conservative Republicans shocked the political world on Thursday by severely wounding—and nearly killing—Obamatrade on a purely procedural vote.
Most importantly about this is that the vote passed with less than a majority of the full House of Representatives. Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) 40% was only able to — on a purely procedural vote — obtain 217, rather than the 218 votes for a majority, votes for the rule. It passed the House 217-212.
The vote, which nearly failed and would have ended Obamatrade right there, was a necessary procedural hurdle—a rule—that was must-pass for Obamatrade to make its way to the House floor for final consideration on Friday. What’s more, the nearly successful effort to kill Obamatrade—which has been lobbied heavily for by House GOP leadership, particularly the program’s chief architect Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 60% —means that there’s blood in the water around Obamatrade everywhere in the eleventh hour.
“Americans should be proud that 34 Republicans put their country before their political party today,” Americans for Limited Government president Rick Manning tells Breitbart News. “Their vote to stop Obamatrade dead in its tracks is one that sets the stage for tomorrow’s defeat of enabling him to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other treaties. The nation owes these 34 heroes a debt of gratitude.”
Glyn Wright, the executive director of Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, tells Breitbart News:
We are grateful to the 34 Republicans bold enough to vote NO on the rule. It was a tough vote for many, but a bold statement about the disgraceful policy and process. We hope that more members will show this kind of courage tomorrow. I am told by many Members of Congress that the calls from constituents against the bill are running 20:1. We will see tomorrow who is listening to their constituents and who is beholden to big business and leadership.
If those eight Democrats had voted against the rule–as they normally do, as these votes usually fall along party lines–the vote would have failed 220-209 and Obamatrade would have been dead.
It’s almost unheard of for Republicans to vote against a Republican rule, especially in numbers this high. So this was a serious rebuke to GOP leadership.
What’s more, one of the members who voted against the rule, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) 91%, has been cited by GOP leadership in its efforts to push Obamatrade, so his decision to turn is significant. It also means Salmon is seriously listening back home in Arizona, as he’s considering running against Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 45% in a primary–but now, with fellow potential McCain challenger state Sen. Kelli Ward aggressively publicly against Obamatrade, he’s moving away from his support for it. It remains to be seen how he’ll vote on final Obamatrade passage on Friday, but if he does end up flipping back to vote for it, it’s hard to see him successfully edging out Ward in the bid to take down McCain for the Senate seat.
With the exception of Salmon, of course, it can be expected that each of the other 34 Republicans who voted against this rule will vote against final passage of TPA on Friday, unless something significant changes. That means there are several more Republicans who will likely vote against TPA on Friday than voted against this rule.
Given that eight Democrats voted for this—sources on the left say there may be only 17 Democrats willing and able to go for it, and it’s unclear if Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 7% will be able to deliver any more than that—there’s a chance Obamatrade may not make it on the House floor on Friday, and it’s certainly been bloodied up enough to possibly fail.
It still remains to be seen what happens next, but one House Republican aide from an office that’s publicly undecided, voted for the rule but is unlikely to support Obamatrade on final passage told Breitbart News that if the outside pressure from grassroots and conservative media continues until the final vote, it’s likely Obamatrade will die on the floor on Friday.
“My sense is the same [that there’s blood in the water everywhere around this deal],” the aide said. “They won’t stop till they have the votes. In reality this is Barack Obama’s fault. He’s never been good at politicking or leadership for that matter so the root of why this will fail is all on him – and the last 6 years of his presidency.”
In fact, that aide has noted, there are plenty of House Republicans who plan to vote no on Obamatrade when it hits the House floor on Friday—even though they’re not public about it at this time. The pressure has been high as leadership lobbies hard for this, but if it doesn’t pass on Friday it’s hard to see GOP leadership succeed in reviving it after it dies if that’s what happens.