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Archive for October 27th, 2010

Carl Paladino is Looking for a ‘Real Leader’

Posted by Adrienne Ross on October 27, 2010

By Adrienne Ross –

Carl Paladino, New York gubernatorial candidate, who somehow acquired the “Tea Party Favorite” title, has shown himself once again to be a jerk at best and a complete nutcase at worst. His “angry boy” persona has not served him well up till now, and it’s not getting any more promising.

His own self-defeating antics are responsible for the butt whoopin’ the numbers show him receiving from Andrew Cuomo. And while I am all for a no-nonsense kind of leader, especially in my state of New York, I would like one that can combine no-nonsense with common sense–at least a hint of it. Not so with Paladino.

Knowing Americans are fed up with the damage political correctness has done, Paladino has tried to sell himself as the antithesis of such, assuming by so doing he is endearing himself to fed up New Yorkers. While refusing to wear the fear the Left tries to impose upon people is admirable, the wannabe governor’s words and actions are not quite so admirable. His behavior has been disgraceful at a time when New York could really use a level-headed–albeit strong–public servant. Paladino, however, has too often shot himself in the foot. And again, he has taken a cheap shot at Governor Palin. With Election Day fast approaching, I ordinarily wouldn’t ride the Republican candidate’s tail too hard, but since he continues to wag it, since he’s totally killed his own chances, and especially since he’s used his platform to try to take down Governor Palin, he’s got this coming.

The Huffington Post reports:

New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino took aim at the prospect of Sarah Palin pursuing a presidential run in 2012 in an interview with the New York Times published on Monday night.

In voicing his opinion on the matter, the Tea Party-backed hopeful reportedly criticized Palin as a “TV personality” in the making who isn’t ready to serve the country in the White House.

It’s not the first time that Paladino has stated the view in the wake of whispers about plans in the works for Palin to mount a presidential campaign in 2012.

“We need a real leader,” explained the Republican candidate to New York-based station WNYC last month. “Not someone who just wants to go and throw a bunch of words around and proverbs and — I want somebody that is going to be totally responsible. Someone that is a student of that government.”

First of all, the media’s obsession with asking politicians about Governor Palin and a 2012 run for the presidency is really telling. They have allowed her to rule and reign in their minds, and they are more concerned about what her next step may be than they are with the issues the candidates have espoused. Even though she has set her attention on 2010, they have visions of 2012 dancing in their heads. One must wonder, with all the hoopla surrounding this topic already, what in the world can we expect should she actually decide that she is running in 2012?

Second, with the mess New York state is in, one would think there is a plethora of more pressing issues to discuss with this man who claims to have the goods to move the Empire State forward. Yet somehow his opinion of Governor Palin as a contender for the presidency manages to find its way into the conversation. He should have his hands full. Where does he find the time?

Furthermore, Paladino’s decision to take the low road and demean Governor Palin speaks more about his leadership–or lack thereof–than hers. His words concerning her demonstrate a gross lack of insight and awareness of the issues. He presents himself as a maverick who has come to turn things around, one who can buck the establishment and make a difference in New York. But what he illustrates is he’s been missing in action or not paying attention. If he were more aware, he would recognize that Governor Palin has both accomplished more and laid more on the line for the sake of tea party conservative principles than anyone else to date. She has given herself completely to these mid-terms elections–making endorsements, donating funds, traveling the nation at an incredibly busy pace, her life even threatened in the process. She has done nothing less than put her efforts, her name, and her reputation on the line so that she can help restore sanity to Washington. All this while some others have taken the safer route–some too cowardly to make the long-shot endorsements, others making endorsements after Governor Palin’s candidates have gained ground (but enough about Mitt).

The Governor is responsible for drawing attention to the danger of Obamacare, demanding we “repeal and replace,” calling out cap-and-tax, and heralding fiscal responsibility. She has supported our military, taken a stand for common decency at Ground Zero, and stood on the side of border states determined to keep themselves safe despite the federal government’s negligence. The work she has done toward energy independence will outlive each of us. She has promoted a culture of life and respect for those with special needs. Governor Palin has almost singlehandedly brought the revival we now see in this country, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Paladino states that Governor Palin merely throws a bunch of words around. Really? Well, with just one word spoken or written, the Governor has repeatedly raised thousands of dollars to help elect yet another common sense conservative who will serve for the right reasons. And we’re supposed to take this guy’s opinion of her seriously?

Carl Paladino says he wants someone responsible for president, and apparently Governor Palin doesn’t fit the bill in his mind. Is he offering himself up as an exemplar of responsibility? Should she be taking notes from him? Well, let’s take a look at his version of responsibility in both word and deed. Then you decide who has more credibility–and sensibility.

Douglas Feiden of the New York Daily News provides some background information on Paladino:

Framing everything in take-no-prisoners terms, Paladino weeks ago predicted his primary win and promised the same against Andrew Cuomo, the odds-on front-runner in the race for the governor’s mansion.

“I promise you, I will take down Little Ricky [Rick Lazio], and after that, I will take out Prince Andrew,” he said.

Paladino, 63, offered up a healthy dose of threats and invective while dining at Sinatra’s, his favorite Italian eatery in his hometown of Buffalo.

“There will be blood on the floor,” he said, washing down pork braciola with red wine.

“It won’t be pretty, it won’t be clean, but I will take them down.”

Subtle as a pit bull, but with a fast smile and a mischievous glint in his eye, Paladino will vilify any foe and blurt out anything that comes to mind.

He told building contractors in Ronkonkoma that Gov. Paterson was “a wimp . . . really, he’s pathetic.” Former Gov. George Pataki? He’s a “degenerate idiot.”

Tough campaigning is a part of running for office, but Paladino’s words work to show him as a loose cannon more prone to insults, profanity, and threats than anything else–and it’s simply not working for him. In fact, it’s worked against him and killed his chances. Paladino’s track record shows his brand of responsibility to involve having no language filter, making serious personal allegations without sufficient evidence, and being commitment challenged.

In addition, he almost ruined his Primary chances when disgustingly racist, sexist, and pornographic emails he forwarded were leaked. His defense? He simply stated that he’s not politically correct, that the emails were “just humor.” The problem is New York state–and the state New York is in–are no laughing matters, and he has hurt the efforts to turn things around.

If Carl Paladino holds himself up as the example of a “real leader,” if he is the standard by which leadership is measured, thank God Governor Palin doesn’t fit his mold. Why in the world would anyone ask him to validate someone else’s leadership credentials, especially someone with the success Governor Palin has enjoyed? It just shows, again, the state of the lamestream media.

Carl Paladino, who fancies himself a no-nonsense voice, needs to add some common sense to his resume’. Until then, he might just want to say nothing at all. Besides, instead of assessing Governor Palin’s ability to handle the presidency in 2012, shouldn’t he be spending all his energy between now and next Tuesday finding a way out of the hole he’s dug for himself in New York?

(h/t Ron Devito, Stacy Drake)

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Sarah Palin: Rendezvous With Destiny

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 27, 2010

Governor Palin’s Facebook Note:

Rendezvous with Destiny

by Sarah Palin on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 8:14pm

Today is the 46th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s famous speech, “A Time for Choosing.”

The thing that struck me as I watched it again was how relevant its message still is for today’s America. Just as in 1964, we have a president who says “we must accept a greater government activity in the affairs of the people.” And just as then, we hear the voices of those on the left who claim the profit motive has become “outdated” and the Constitution “outmoded.” Back then liberals aimed to build a Great Society in which the state looked after us “from the cradle to the grave.” Today’s “fundamental transformation” doesn’t have a similarly catchy name, but its aims are no different from those of Johnson’s central planners.

And so once again we face an election in which the fundamental issue is “whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”

Reagan believed that in the end, Americans would always choose liberty over tyranny. He called it our “destiny,” our American birth right. Well, this coming Tuesday, you and I have another rendezvous with destiny. America, let’s go and win one for the Gipper. 

– Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin The Leader

Posted by reagantman on October 27, 2010

from Patrick’s World USA (check out the radio show tonight at 11pm Eastern, 8pm Pacific)

The sounds of battle grow louder as the clanging of rhetorical swords echoes across the landscape. Armies and legions take positions as we grow closer and closer to taking the Capitol building. It’s been a long time coming. But after victories in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts followed by superb primary victories where our future leaders were groomed by the swords of the sharp tongued, we are ready.

The enemy is frightened silly by our most vociferous and powerful warrior because she has emerged from a tirade of media bias and Palin Derangement Syndrome more polished and more dangerous than before. In fact, she ridicules the media now by setting them up and suckering them into making mistakes the way they try to do her.

She has ridden in triumphantly into Republican dinners and rallies as easily has she has ridden into Tea Party rallies and private fundraisers. Sarah Palin is a true leader, who as Melissa Clouthier points out “takes arrows for the team” by being “out front while other “Republican politicians stand by” and “stay in the background amassing money and ostensibly support… (h/t Texas for Sarah Palin)

Jonathan Martin of Politico tried to take a shot at Sarah, but his limp feeble attempt turned out source-less and was quickly debunked. “At this rate, it looks like something of a journalistic suicide watch for Politico and Martin, though the reputations of both as sources for credible journalism may, in fact, already be dead in the eyes of many,” Dan Riehl writes. Other journalists also took the article apart , according to Adrienne Ross. Retracto the Correction Alpaca called for a retraction as did many who were named in the article.

Palin used humor to mock the article. One can only imagine to be a deep, gravelly Mafioso voiced Sarah saying “Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, look what you done, Johnny. Now you’re a marked man.” Which of course should precede this tweet:

Johnny, Johnny, Johnny…ya just made big mistake lying about Levin, Beck, Rush…U can lie about me, but taking on the Big Guns? Not smart

Poor Johnny. It wasn’t pretty.

Maureen “O’Dowd” tried to portray Sarah as “mean girl” and dumb for her tweet about John Raesefrom Pennsylvania.” But Sarah’s trivial faux pas would not lessen her in the eyes of a country looking to be saved from the dark economic times of Barack the Socialist Barbarian. Dowd’s girlish giggle was dismissed once people were reminded that she had once skewered herself badly on her own rhetorical sword by “accidentally” plagiarizing a paragraph of one of her columns. Oops. Mistakes happen.

The enemy is brutal. They show no mercy – not even to one of their own. Look at what they’ve done to Juan Williams, a liberal commentator who has been critical of Sarah. But Sarah (oh she’s so vindictive) stood up for him even though she could have easily left him for dead after the brutal beating the left wingers in charge at NPR gave him. The whole thing backfired, the termination of Williams resulting in an outcry to defund the publicly funded NPR.

The enemy sees it coming. They see Sarah Palin as being the spearhead of the great victory that is about to take place in November. They fear the Tea Party. They see the impending slaughter of their Obama lemming candidates next week. Worse for them, they also see Palin as a serious contender for 2012. You can tell by how they ratchet up their hit pieces every time she does something that makes her look presidential.

They know that their socialist infiltration hangs by a thread that can be easily cut by the mighty sword of warrior Sarah. The thought of the common people re-taking America sends them into a cold sweat.

When the progressives, socialists, liberals and elites took over the country, they tried to destroy the voices of those who were once known as the Silent Majority. But those voices remained silent no more. Despite the Left’s concerted efforts to muddy the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution and smear anyone who would speak out – citizens, the Tea Party, Sarah Palin and Fox News – the forces of common sense Constitutional conservatism only grew stronger.

Shortly after Obama’s inauguration, bloodied and weak from months of brutal beatings at the hands of the liberals, Sarah stood before a crowd gathered for Michael Reagan and said “if I die, politically, I die.” Ron Devito has the transcript:

I just say, politically speaking, if I die, I die. I’ll know that I have spoken up, and I will speak up. To thank people like Mr. Reagan, as we honor his dad. To encourage you too, Alaskans, to do the same, and don’t just hang in there and go along to get along, but stand up and speak up and be bold and demand that Washington be prudent with our public monies and prioritize for America’s security. And forget the political correctness that makes one guard our conversations and couch our words so cautiously that they lose meaning, and then we lose effectiveness, and then we lose hope because we start thinking that politicians are only worried about their poll numbers and attracting campaign contributions for their next bid so they can hold on to some title for some position.

Those anxiety ridden days are behind us now. Palin has endured an unprecedented smear campaign. Her stature is strong and her image untarnished amongst those who are smart enough to dismiss the bias against her as agenda ridden. Even those who disagree with her respect her more now and don’t buy into the liberal media caricature. Missy Stewart on The People for Palin writes:

Perseverance means “the ability to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint.” Perseverance keeps going and moving forward no matter what opponents say or do. I once heard someone describe perseverance as “stick-to-it-ness”.

It is only the negative, tear-down type haters (these people never succeed anyway) who remain as target market for the rhetorical toilet water of Ben Smith, Jonathan Martin, Geoffrey Dunn, Shannyn Moore, Maureen Dowd and the rest of the clown class who seat well at the Thanksgiving table with the cranky family members who do nothing but complain and gossip all the time.

Those who look up to the leadership of a Sarah Palin who is now much larger and so much stronger than “that thing” that scared the living crap out of the Obama campaign in 2008, know that lies, smears and words can’t stop people from achieving in Ronald Reagan’s America.

Ronald Reagan of course is legendary. The land was a shining city on a hill under his watch. He articulated the very philosophy which a young Sarah Palin took to heart and which she references with more and more frequency in her speeches. She so admired Reagan that she worked feverishly within the last two years to cram all of what he was (governor, spokesperson, political candidate and voice of the opposition) on top of what she had already become as a result of her prior years in Alaska politics.

This has made her strong enough, effective enough and confident enough to undertake the daunting task of making the city shine again. That’s why these battles next week and in 2012 are so important. That’s why our “swords” must remain unsheathed and on guard. It is time to fight for what Ronald Reagan fought for because we have a leader who shares his greatness and his time tested vision for how things should be.

The media keeps asking if Sarah Palin is qualified. There are those that watch things happen and there are those that make things happen. While the media watches and asks the question, the answer unfolds beneath their very noses. The question is who is the most qualified right now to plow through that door and get it opened for all of us to take back that land of opportunity and restore the beacon of hope that once grew dim following the 2006 and 2008 elections.

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Make Sure to Catch Joe Miller TONIGHT on Camille and My Radio Show: A Post by Conservative Girl with a Voice

Posted by conservativegirlwithavoice on October 27, 2010

This is a reminder that Camille and my radio show returns tonight, Thursday, October 28, at 7pacific/10eastern. After a very exciting and highly-listened-to show a couple weeks ago when Bristol Palin was a guest, Camille and I are very excited to announce that Senate Candidate Joe Miller will be joining us to discuss his campaign. Both Camille and I have had the great honor of meeting Joe when we visited Alaska this past summer. He is great friend of Eddie Burke, a friend of our show, The People’s Post.

Camille and I will also be joined by New York Times Best-Selling Author Stephen Mansfield, who is the co-author of the popular book The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin. You may remember seeing him on Sean Hannity’s nightly program on the Fox News Channel  recently discussing the book.

Finally, we will be joined by Erica Holloway, the spokesperson from the Speaker Education Project. This is a great organization that helps to educate individuals about the role of Speaker of the House.

Make sure to listen in, and spread the word!!! Remember, the show begins tonight at 7p.m. pacific/10p.m. eastern!!! Listen online here: LET’S ROCK THE CONSERVATIVE VOTE COME NOVEMBER 2nd!!!

(Click here to visit Conservative Girl with a Voice and become a follower. Follow me on Twitter @rachellefriberg.)

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“Hi, Rachelle. This is Sarah Palin” : A Personal Phone Call from Sarah Palin- A Post by Conservative Girl with a Voice

Posted by conservativegirlwithavoice on October 27, 2010

(I posted this post on my blog a little over a week ago, but wanted to share it here as well. Enjoy!!!)

When my good friend, Eddie Burke, was invited by the Tea Party Express to address the crowds as part of the group’s across-the-country bus tour, I was so excited for him. Eddie is a great public speaker who doesn’t pull any punches. I first had the honor and opportunity of getting to know Eddie when I was a frequent guest on his popular Alaska radio show. When he asked me if I could be a correspondent, covering Sarah Palin and national issues, I was so excited and jumped at the chance!!! I always tell everyone it was Eddie who gave me my first, big break. That is why is was an honor to serve under him as his press secretary when he decided to run for lieutenant governor of Alaska this past Spring. Although Eddie did not win the primary, he fought hard to the end, and I could not have been prouder of him. He truly is the voice of Alaska, and I know God has big plans for him. As the spokesperson for the newly formed Anchorage Tea Party, Eddie has made a huge impact and the popularity of this group is undeniable. Eddie’s work on behalf of the tea party movement makes him a perfect fit as a speaker for the Tea Party Express. I am excited that Eddie and the Tea Party Express are coming to San Diego this Thursday. It will be fun to get to see him again and to introduce him to my family!!!

When Eddie told me he would be addressing the Tea Party Express crowd, I was so stoked for him. He also told me Sarah Palin, a fellow Alaskan and friend, would be addressing the crowd as well. I told him that he would have a blast and to keep me updated about his exciting experience. I jokingly told him that when he spoke with Sarah that I’d love to talk to her. Little did I know that this little joke would become a reality. While at work yesterday, I received a text from Eddie letting me know that Sarah may be calling me before her speech, I was speechless. This helps to illustrate just how much of a real deal and cool person Eddie Burke is!!! Those of my readers who have the pleasure of knowing him know exactly what I mean. Here is a guy who is about to address thousands of people, and he was thinking about his friend. This is just who Eddie Burke is!!!

When I saw my phone light up about 45 minutes after Eddie’s text, I quietly slipped out of the room, as I was at work, and said “hello.” I was so ecstatic to hear a familiar voice on the other end: “Hi, Rachelle. This is Sarah Palin.” WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I mean, how cool is that??? You, regular readers of my blog, know how much I admire and look up to Sarah Palin. She is the reason why I began this blog and hold the political aspirations that I do. No words could express how much she inspires me. Although I have had the opportunity of meeting her before at her Reno book signing (I was covering the event for Eddie’s show), getting this call from her made my day. It was TOTAL AWESOMENESS, as I like to say and definitely one of the BEST… DAYS… EVER!!! Sarah was so thoughtful and genuine. I will never forget her words of wisdom and the complement she gave me regarding my recent blog interview with her daughter, Bristol. I thanked her for all she has done and all she will continue to do in the name of common-sense conservatism. She is simply THE BEST and THE REAL DEAL, that’s for sure!!!

I walked away from our conversation so proud of Sarah and so in awe of her character. Here is a woman, a modern-day political rock star who, just before she was to address a HUGE crowd, took the time to call this average girl- a conservative blogger, this Conservative Girl with a Voice. WOW!!! How ironic that I met her for the first time in Reno, Nevada, and she called me from Reno, Nevada…. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and God is using Sarah for His purpose. Her calling me yesterday illustrates just the kind of individual she is. Her genuine, kind and caring nature are three traits that all too often are forgotten in politics. We could use more individuals like Sarah Palin in the political arena!!! Thank you, Sarah, for making this conservative girl’s day and for all you do for America!!!


(Click here  to visit Conservative Girl with a Voice and become a follower. Follow me on Twitter @rachellefriberg.)

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Bristol and Mark Dance the Encore on Week 6 of DWTS

Posted by Dr. Fay on October 27, 2010

Bristol and Mark’s Tango was chosen by the judges as the Encore dance for Week 6 of DWTS.  Even though their score of 23/30 was their highest of the season, an early elimination from the rock ‘n roll marathon had placed them second from the bottom of the contestant board.  However, after votes of fans were factored in for a combined score, they were found safe to go on to Week 7.

There was a surprise elimination of the couple that had placed second from the top of the contestant board on Monday night – Audrina and Tony.  The judges in particular seemed disappointed at that outcome.   This demonstrated once again the power of our votes in helping our contestants win. 

So remember to tune in on Monday night for Week 7 DWTS and vote, vote, vote again for Bristol and Mark!  Let’s help them carry that mirror ball home at the end of Week 12!


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