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Archive for November 17th, 2009

Sarah Palin Endorses RGA

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on November 17, 2009

Governor Palin is offering a signed copy of her book Going Rogue for a gift of $100. or more to the Republican Governors’ Association:

Go here to donate: https://www.rga.org/donate2/

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Sarah Palin’s Facebook Supporters Reach 1 Million Strong On Day of Book Launch

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on November 17, 2009

According to Ron Devito, the number of supporters on Sarah Palin’s Facebook page reached one million sometime between 1530 and 1545 EST today, November 17. At midnight this morning, her book Going Rogue was also officially launched. Congratulations to Governor Palin on both outstanding accomplishments!

Governor Palin posted this thank you note on her Facebook page:

1,000,000
Today at 5:50pm EST

I would like to thank everybody who has signed up to follow this Facebook page. We are now over one million strong! Our voices have been heard loud and clear on issues ranging from energy to health care. Your support has made this unfiltered communication medium a success.

Thank you so much!

-Sarah Palin

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Sarah on Rush

Posted by Shane Vander Hart on November 17, 2009

By Shane Vander Hart, Caffeinated Thoughts

For those of you who were hoping for more policy talk (unlike the Oprah interview) in some of Governor Sarah Palin’s interviews this week for her new book Going Rogue: An American Life.  The interview she did with Rush Limbaugh this afternoon provides that.

 

The transcript can be found here.  Some excerpts below…

On job creation & the current unemployment rate:

It’s over 10%, and in fact it could be closer to 17 or 18 when you consider those who have kind of given up and not applying for unemployment benefits. So it’s bad, it’s really bad and then of course Fed Chair Bernanke announced that there are still weak job prospects for the very short term and probably long term, and that’s an uncomfortable place for our country to be.  What we need to do is shift gears and really head in another direction because what we’re doing right now with the fed, it’s not working. We need to cut taxes on the job creators.  This is all about jobs, creating jobs.  We have to ramp up industry here in America, and of course reduce the federal debt, quit piling on and growing more.  But those common sense solutions there, especially with the cutting taxes on the job creators, that’s not even being discussed.  In fact, increased taxes is the direction it sounds like Obama wants to go.

She pretty much put to rest any speculation that she’ll start or run with a third party:

You know, to be brutally honest, I think that it’s a bit naive when you talk about the pragmatism that has to be applied in America’s political system. And we are a two-party system. Ideally, sure, a third party or an independent party would be able to soar and thrive and put candidates forth and have them elected, but I don’t think America is ready for that.  I think that it is… Granted it’s quite conventional and traditional, but in a good way that we have our two parties, and I think that that’s what will remain. And I say that, though, acknowledging that I’m not an obsessive panther, I understand why people — good people like my own husband — refuse to register in a party. Todd’s not a Republican and yet he’s got more common sense conservatism than a whole lot of Republicans that I know because he is one who sees the idiosyncrasies of the characters within the machine and it frustrates him along with a whole lot of other Americans who choose to be independent.  But in answer to your question, I don’t think that the third party movement will be what’s necessary to usher in some common-sense conservative ideals.

Palin on our greatest challenge with energy:

And our greatest challenge with energy is that we’re not tapping it to the abundant domestic supplies that God created right underfoot on American soil and under our waters. It’s ridiculous that we are circulating hundreds of billions of dollars a year in foreign countries, asking them to ramp up production so that we can purchase it from them — especially from the regimes that can control us via energy, using it as a weapon against us, potentially. It’s nonsense that this administration and past administrations haven’t really understood yet that inherent link between energy and security. I think more and more Americans are waking up to the fact, though, and we will hopefully see changes there soon.

On her thoughts on the health care reform bills:

Well, we don’t really know, do we, what’s in that Senate version, the Senate consideration? It will be soon but we have no idea of costs. We don’t know how many will be insured. We’re waiting to hear that. We don’t know if the tax funding of abortions will be in this new version that’s sitting over on the Senate side. We don’t know if those who choose not to purchase this government-mandated level of coverage will face jail time as punishment. There are so many questions unanswered. I don’t like the idea, in general, of the federal government thinking it needs to take over health care — which essentially this is — and control one-sixth of our economy. Not when there are common-sense solutions to meeting health care challenges in our country, like allowing the intra- and interstate competition with insurers, tort reform, cutting down on the waste and fraud that the Obama administration insists if we just did that we’ll pay for this one-point-some trillion-dollar health care reform package. So lots of common sense solutions that need to be plugged in before ever considering federal government taking it over.

Her thoughts on National Security, our threats:

Well, I think domestically a threat that we’re facing right now is the dithering and hesitation in sending a message to the terrorists that we’re going to claim what Ronald Reagan claimed. Our motto is going to be: “We win, you lose.” The way that we do that is allow McChrystal to have the reinforcements that he’s asking for in Afghanistan. That sends that message to the terrorists over there that we’re going to end this thing with our victory. We need to start facing Iran with tougher and tougher sanctions that need to be considered. We need to work our allies with the Iranian issues, like Britain and France and not allow access to favorable international monetary deals. That’s a great threat that I think would kind of shake up Ahmadinejad and get him to listen. We need to look at halting Iran’s imports of refined petroleum products. They’re quite reliant on imported gasoline, and we need to use that hammer to wake up the leadership there, too. Those are two big challenges that we have right now, domestically and in naming those two countries, Afghanistan and Iran. Two big challenges there, too.

For a an interview that was less than 20 minutes they covered a lot of ground.  Be sure to listen (above) or read the whole thing.

Shane Vander Hart is the editor of Caffeinated Thoughts.  Feel free to friend him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

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Rasmussen: Sarah Palin’s Approval Rating Higher Than Barack Obama’s

Posted by Gary P Jackson on November 17, 2009

In a national poll conducted by Rasmussen on November 13 and 14, 2009 among 1000 likely voters, Sarah Palin is now polling higher in approval than Barack Obama.

In their latest poll, Rasmussen finds that 51 percent have a favorable view of Sarah Palin while 43 percent have an unfavorable view. Obviously, this is a very strong rating considering the constant bombardment the American public is subjected to by the corrupt media, telling them how “bad for America” Sarah Palin is.

If anything, this may be more of a statement on the shrinking influence the old, corrupt media has on the American public, than on Sarah Palin herself. It may also show that Americans are moving past the misinformation that is out there, and actually looking into Sarah’s record.

The question and answers from Rasmussen:

Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Sarah Palin?

21% Very favorable

30% Somewhat favorable

14% Somewhat unfavorable

29% Very unfavorable

5% Not sure

Another question asks this:

Is Sarah Palin a divisive force in the Republican Party, or is she representative of a new direction for the party?

26% She is a divisive force in the Republican Party

41% She is representative of a new direction for the Republican Party

33% Not sure

Now this is an important question, as most feel the Republican party, as well as the democrat/communist party, has come off the rails. Being seen as a new direction for the party is certainly a good thing.

A separate Rasmussen Report, released Monday, November 16, 2009, finds that 59 percent of Republican voters feel Sarah shares their values:

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Republican voters say former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin shares the values of most GOP voters throughout the nation.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 21% of Republican voters disagree and think the 2008 vice presidential candidate does not share their values. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided.

By contrast, 74% of Republicans say their party’s representatives in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters nationwide over the past several years. Only 18% of Republican voters believe their elected officials have done a good job representing the base.

The findings in these two surveys highlight the political debate within the Republican Party. Party leaders worry that Palin is pushing the GOP too far to the right to win general elections by aligning herself with Tea Party voters frustrated with both parties in Washington and the big government policies they have produced.

Still, just 18% of Republicans – and 26% of voters nationwide – see Palin as a divisive force within the GOP. A plurality believes Palin is representative of a new direction for the Republican Party. That view is held by 57% of Republicans and 41% of all voters. A plurality of Democrats aren’t sure what to think of Palin’s role within the opposing party.

Again, the story here is despite an all out assault by the corrupt state run media, Republicans feel that Sarah is basically one of them, someone who shares their values, feelings, and goals.

Bouncing that off the fact that these same voters think the GOP as a whole is going completely in the wrong direction, and a picture begins to form of where the voters would like to see America go, and who they would like to see take them there.

It’s also important to point out that these polls were taken before Sarah’s new book, Going Rogue, A American Life, has been in the public’s hands, or she started her media tour surrounding it. As more people see the real Sarah, her numbers can go nowhere but up.

We realize that the next Presidential election is three years away, a lifetime away in political terms, but the mid-term elections will kick into high gear in less than two months, and Sarah has stated that she plans to make an impact on those elections by endorsing candidates, and working with candidates who share her values. This polling indicates that anyone who receives Sarah’s support will likely receive the strong support of Republican voters, making Sarah the party’s king maker.

In contrast to all of this, Barack Obama continues to slide in the polls as Americans learn more about him, and actually experience his leadership, or lack there of.

In the latest Rasmussen tracking poll, Obama’s approval sits at 49 percent, with 51 percent disapproving.

27% Strongly Approve

39% Strongly Disapprove

49% Total Approve

51% Total Disapprove

In Rasmussen terms, this gives Obama a -12 in the “approval index.” Rasmussen takes the difference between those who strongly approve and strongly disapprove to come up with a “passion index.” Here too, Sarah betters Obama with a -8 between those with a very favorable and a very unfavorable.

Of course, the big thing here is the fact that while Obama is basically the media’s favorite son, and they carry his water quite well, covering up and failing to report many issues, or trying to down play them, while at the same time vilifying Sarah Palin like no candidate in modern history, Sarah still comes out on top.

To me, there is an important set of numbers, and a strong indicator that Sarah is winning the battle for hearts and minds. Some will look toonly the strongly approve and strongly favorable, and see that Obama looks better with 27 percent strongly approving vs 21 percent feeling very favorable towards Sarah.

But the big numbers to look at are these: While 29 percent of those polled have a very unfavorable opinion of Palin, 39 percent feel a strong disapproval for Barack Obama. A full 10 percent more of the voting public strongly disapprove of Obama vs Sarah.

Again, as Sarah is finally getting out there and letting America see the real person, not the caricature the media has invented, or the hamstrung version from McCain campaign, her polling numbers can only rise. America has had a good look at Obama, and doesn’t like what it sees. In my opinion, barring a complete and total change in policies and direction, which is highly unlikely, Obama’s numbers are not likely to recover.

As a final note, Rasmussen indicates a confidence rate of 95 percent on these polls. We tend to trust Rasmussen the most, because of their polling methods. Rasmussen polls “likely voters” which tends to be more accurate than polling “registered voters” or as many polls use “adults, ” which can give you wildly inaccurate results. Rasmussen has proven to be the most accurate in the last four election cycles, beginning in 2004.

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Donate $100 to RGA or SarahPAC; Get Signed Copy of Rogue

Posted by Ron Devito on November 17, 2009

Both the Republican Governors Association and SarahPAC offering autographed copies of Going Rogue: An American Life if you donate $100 or more. Click the graphics below to make a $100 or larger donation to either the RGA or SarahPAC. Each graphic will spawn a new window.

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DONATE $100 TO SARAH PAC AND GET COMPLIMENTARY SIGNED COPY OF “GOING ROGUE”

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on November 17, 2009

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It’s November 16th, and I’ve finished my book. I’ve told my story of how I got to where I am, and now I’m eager to move forward. And I want you to join me on the road ahead!

Our nation is at a critical crossroads, but the way forward is clear. Ronald Reagan showed us the way. He entered office during an economic recession even worse than our current one, but he left office after overseeing the largest peacetime economic expansion in American history. His policies worked! He charted the course for us.

C. S. Lewis once wrote: “We all want progress, but if you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road.” We need to get back on the right road. In order to progress, we must return to our founding principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and strong national defense.

SarahPAC is dedicated to this!

We’re going to work as Commonsense Conservatives for everyday, hardworking Americans by tackling issues that you care about and by helping candidates who will stand up for our nation. We’ll help candidates (regardless of party) who have the courage to go to Washington or serve statewide and make the tough decisions needed to get our country back on track.

We can’t do this alone – this effort needs good, commonsense Americans now more than ever. Please click here if you can assist with SarahPAC today.

SarahPAC supporters make it possible to get out there and fight for what we believe in. Please stand with us today. We won’t let anyone tell us to sit down and shut up. We’re going to stand up, stand together, and fight for what’s right!

Thank you so much for your support and for your love of our country. My book, Going Rogue, is dedicated to you – to Patriots – who fight for freedom!

With an Alaska Heart,

Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin: Multi-Part Interview with Barbara Walters

Posted by Ron Devito on November 17, 2009

Following is the complete transcript of Governor Palin’s Facebook Note pertaining to her multi-part interview with Barbara Walters:

Had a great conversation today with Barbara Walters regarding America’s special needs community. Her compassion for those who some in our society see as “less than perfect” comes from personal experience as she was so close to her sister. Barbara wrote lovingly about her sister in her #1 bestselling memoir titled, Audition. Barbara and I even attempted to interview Trig during this segment, but he was about as patient through the interview as any other one-and-a-half-year-old child! I appreciate Barbara highlighting America’s special needs community. The beautiful heart of our country shines when we embrace these precious ones. Knowing of their unconditional love and need for our embrace reminds me every day of what really matters in this world (Palin, 2009, ¶1).

– Sarah Palin

References:
Palin, S. L. H. (2009, November 17). “Multi-Part Interview with Barbara Walters.” Facebook, Sarah Palin. Retrieved November 17, 2009 from: http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin?v=wall#/note.php?note_id=176007533434

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Sarah Palin: Newsweek

Posted by Ron Devito on November 17, 2009

Following is the complete transcript of Governor Palin’s Facebook post on Newsweek’s sexist misrepresentation of her:

The choice of photo for the cover of this week’s Newsweek is unfortunate. When it comes to Sarah Palin, this “news” magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The Runner’s World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness – a subject to which I am devoted and which is critically important to this nation. The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin. The media will do anything to draw attention – even if out of context (Palin, 2009, ¶1).

– Sarah Palin

Commentary:

Unfortunately, mainstream media misrepresentation of Governor Palin takes many flavors, but sexism is a recurring theme and the principal weapon in the mainstream media’s ongoing war against her. This is part of a well-established pattern. This screen shot (thank you to colleague Stacy for providing the information) illustrates the point.

Exhibit A: Screenshot of USA Today Online article by David Jackson featuring parody cover of Going Rogue and showing that cover as being Governor Palin’s book. The real book is Going Rogue: An American Life and shows Governor Palin with Hatcher Pass as the backdrop. The parody changes “life” to “nightmare” and shows Governor Palin against a backdrop of black thunderclouds in an attempt to portray her as some sort of “wicked witch.”

The headline of the article is a naked attempt at building a case that Governor Palin is “not qualified” to be President. The entire reason Accomplishments exists is to dispel this very notion. Governor Palin’s track record of accomplishment is well-known for anyone who cares to read. She is more than qualified to be President of the United States, and orders of magnitude more qualified than the current holder of the title.

As a reminder to professional reporters who cover Governor Palin on their beats, they might want to consider the following as they ply their trades:

References:
Jackson, D. (2009, November 16). The Oval: Tracking the Obama Presidency “Who’s more qualified to be president? More people say Clinton, not Palin.” USA Today. Retrieved November 17, 2009 from: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2009/11/whos-more-qualified-to-be-president-more-people-say-clinton-not-palin/1
Palin, S.L.H. (2009, November 16). Facebook, Sarah Palin. Retrieved November 17, 2009 from: http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin?v=wall#/notes/sarah-palin/newsweek/175955933434

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Sarah on Oprah

Posted by Shane Vander Hart on November 17, 2009

By Shane Vander Hart, Caffeinated Thoughts

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Governor Sarah Palin was on Oprah today to kick off her the book tour for her first book, Going Rogue: An American Life.  It was the first time since at least college I’ve sat down to watch a show.  Some thoughts & highlights:

  • There was no snubbing, that was something that was overblown by the media.  Governor Palin said that during the campaign she wasn’t aware of the controversy, she said, “no offense, but you weren’t the center of my universe at the time.”  Oprah confirmed that she never asked to come on.
  • It was a fair interview with questions covering Bristol’s pregnancy, how she was handled during the campaign, the Katie Couric interview, election night, Levi Johnston, & 2012 aspirations.  No policy discussion, but I didn’t expect that from Oprah.
  • Governor Palin seemed pretty at ease with the only exception being when they were discussing Levi Johnston.
  • I appreciate the way she handled Johnston.  Saying she’d rather not comment.  She seemed to me more disappointed and in her words “heartbroken” by the choices he was making and was being handled.  She said that he is heading down an unhealthy road.  She was mostly conciliatory in her comments saying that she continues to hope for the best and that she prays for Levi.  She also said he needs to know that he is loved.
  • She flatly denied that Levi and Bristol ever lived together, and that many of his claims (Vanity Fair piece of fiction) were inconsistent.  She again pointed to the fact that he is a teenager is being mishandled.
  • She was very transparent about when she found out Trig was going to have Down Syndrome and how she broke that news to Todd.
  • She said that her interview with Katie Couric was bad.  She said that she was annoyed by the questioning (we only saw a few minutes of hours of taping), and that “it wasn’t professional to wear her annoyance on her sleeve.”  Which is why she didn’t list what she read because the question annoyed her – she did say looking back she wish she did to avoid the controversy that ensued.  She did say that if the Couric interview was the only way people got to know her that she wouldn’t “blame them for thinking I was not qualified or well prepared.”
  • Oprah sent a crew to her home in Wasilla on Halloween, that was a great video showing some behind the scenes in the Palin home.  It reinforced that they are a mainstream family, which is why so many relate to them.
  • She was very complementary of Todd and talked about the strength of their marriage, and at the end of the interview that she wouldn’t have been able to get through the challenges she has faced if it wasn’t for “God and Todd.”
  • Regarding 2012, she said it wasn’t on her radar, but when Oprah asked, “If you were planning on running would you tell me?”  She quickly said no.  She said right now she’s thinking 2010, so it’s safe to say she’ll be out stumping for conservative candidates.
  • Oprah says that Going Rogue was “fascinating read.”

In all I think it was a great interview, and I think will be a positive for her with some who may have been on the fence.

Shane Vander Hart is the editor of Caffeinated Thoughts.  Feel free to follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

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