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Archive for March 15th, 2011

Pamela Geller Defends Gov. Palin on Canada TV

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 15, 2011

By Adrienne Ross – www.motivationtruth.com

Pamela Geller, an author, the founder, editor, and publisher of Atlas Shrugs, and an ardent Governor Palin supporter, defended the Governor on Canada TV. Clearly, Richard Martineau, the interviewer, has embraced the lies and bias against Governor Palin, as he could only regurgitate the talking points. Pamela handled him easily.

NOTE: Governor Palin never said you can see Russia from her house; Tina Fey did. Again, Martineau has it wrong. Further evidence that he hasn’t done his own homework, choosing rather to be a parrot.

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The $4-Per-Gallon President

Posted by Ron Devito on March 15, 2011

Governor Palin today posted on Facebook:

Is it really any surprise that oil and gas prices are surging toward the record highs we saw in 2008 just prior to the economic collapse? Despite the President’s strange assertions in his press conference last week, his Administration is not a passive observer to the trends that have inflated oil prices to dangerous levels. His war on domestic oil and gas exploration and production has caused us pain at the pump, endangered our already sluggish economic recovery, and threatened our national security.

 

The evidence of the President’s anti-drilling mentality and his culpability in the high gas prices hurting Americans is there for all to see. The following is not even an exhaustive list:

 

Exhibit A: His drilling moratorium. Guided by politics and pure emotion following the Gulf spill instead of peer-reviewed science or defensible law, the President used the power of his executive order to impose a deepwater drilling moratorium. The Administration even ignored a court order halting his moratorium. And what is the net result of the President’s (in)actions? A large drilling company was forced to declare bankruptcy, the economy of the region has been hobbled, and at least 7 rigs moved out of the Gulf area to other parts of the world while many others remain idle. Is it any surprise that oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to fall by 240,000 bbl/d in 2011 alone?

 

But that’s just the Gulf. There’s also the question of a moratorium on the development of Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf. It seems the Obama Administration can’t agree with itself on whether it imposed a moratorium there or not. The White House claims that they didn’t, but their own Department of the Interior let slip that they did. To clear up this mess, Gov. Parnell decided to sue the DOI to get a solid answer because such a federal OCS drilling moratorium would violate federal law.

 

Exhibit B: His 2012 budget. The President used his 2012 budget to propose the elimination of several vital oil and natural gas production tax incentives. Eliminating these incentives will discourage energy companies from completing exploratory projects, resulting in higher energy costs for all Americans – and not just at the pump. According to one study mentioned in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, eliminating the deduction for drilling costs “could increase natural gas prices by 50 cents per thousand cubic feet,” which would translate to “an increased cost to consumers of $11.5 billion per year in the form of higher natural gas prices.”

 

Exhibit C: His anti-drilling regulatory policies. The U.S. Geological Survey found that the area north of the Arctic Circle has an estimated 90 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil and 1,670 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable natural gas, one third of which is in Alaskan territory. That’s our next Prudhoe Bay right there. According to one industry study, allowing Royal Dutch Shell to tap these reserves in Alaska’s Chukchi and Beaufort seas would create an annual average of 54,700 jobs nationwide with a $145 billion total payroll and generate an additional $193 billion in total revenues to local, state, and federal governments over 50 years. This would be great news if only the federal government would allow Shell to drill there. But it won’t. It’s been five years since Shell purchased the lease to develop these fields, but it’s been mired in a regulatory funk courtesy of the Obama Administration. After investing $3.5 billion in exploration programs (a significant portion of which went to ensuring responsible spill response and prevention), Shell announced last month that it has given up hope of obtaining the required permits to conduct exploratory drilling this year. That means no jobs and no billions in oil revenue from the Arctic anytime soon thanks to this Administration. Let’s stop and think about this for a moment. Right now Beltway politicos are quibbling over cutting $61 billion from our dangerously bloated $3.7 trillion budget. Allowing drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas will enrich federal coffers by $167 billion without raising our taxes. If we let Harry Reid keep his “cowboy poetry,” would the White House consider letting us drill?

 

Taken altogether, it’s hard to deny that the Obama Administration is anti-drilling. The President may try to suggest that the rise in oil prices has nothing to do with him, but the American people won’t be fooled. Before we saw any protests in the Middle East, increased global demand led to a significant rise in oil prices; but the White House stood idly by watching the prices go up and allowing America to remain increasingly dependent on imports from foreign regimes in dangerously unstable parts of the world.

 

This was no accident. Through a process of what candidate Obama once called “gradual adjustment,” American consumers have seen prices at the pump rise 67 percent since he took office. Let’s not forget that in September 2008, candidate Obama’s Energy Secretary in-waiting said: “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” That’s one campaign promise they’re working hard to fulfill! Last week, the British Telegraph reported that the price of petrol in the UK hit £6 a gallon – which comes to about $9.70. If you think $4 a gallon is bad now, just wait till the next crisis causes oil prices to “necessarily” skyrocket. Meanwhile, the vast undeveloped reserves that could help to keep prices at the pump affordable remain locked up because of President Obama’s deliberate unwillingness to drill here and drill now.

 

Hitting the American people with higher gas prices like this is essentially a hidden tax and a transfer of wealth to foreign regimes who are providing us the energy we refuse to provide for ourselves. Like inflation, higher energy prices are a hidden tax on Americans who are struggling to make ends meet. And these high gas prices will be felt in the form of higher food prices due to higher transportation costs. Energy is connected to everything in our economy. Access to affordable and secure energy is key to economic growth, which in turn is key to job growth. Energy is the building block of our economy. The President is purposely weakening that building block and weakening our country.

 

2012 can’t come soon enough.

 

– Sarah Palin

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Winners Announced “Create A Poem For Sarah Palin” Contest.

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on March 15, 2011

The “Create A Poem For Sarah Palin” contest has closed and I am delighted to give these two great creative efforts the Best Poem Awards in their respective categories. Apart from the wide distribution across the internet for so many to enjoy they will be sent to SarahPac, Sarah Palin’s Official Organization, with the request they be brought to her personal attention.

There were no requests to provide a ” Create a poem for Mitt Romney, Mitch Daniels,Tim Pawlenty (and, perhaps surprisingly) Hayley Barbour” competition.

Original post at: M.Joseph Sheppard’s “A Point Of View’
By: Mysterious Maven

A frontiers Ode to the future

Dancing on a glacier of American fortitude she escapes
Scattering a bouquet of ice into a flowering landscape
A frontiers Ode to the future
On the echo of rural towns her courage roams free
Against the rocks meandering the river banks she fires the flare for all to see
A frontiers Ode to the future
Guided by the Trig of willows, the Piper climbs through the air.
On the right wing, a familiar sunrise over Bristol Bay is near
A frontiers Ode to the future
The track of liberty stands on the waters edge
Beneath the roaming salmon jumping the gated ledge
A frontiers Ode to the future
To the left an ominous wind signals a directional change
She hesitates on a prayer, whispers to Todd – strange
A frontiers Ode to the future
As a tear flutter from her face
She cannot deny the impending pace
A frontiers Ode to the future
She knows the end is near and fast approaching
For this journey to continue she must abate the fear encroaching
A frontiers Ode to the future
For liberty to remain standing
She must soar above the hard landing
A frontiers Ode to the future
A frontiers Ode to the future
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Award For Best Poem From A Military Person Go To:
Chris Smith (Smitty) ) of “The Other McCain” Blog Fame:

Haiku Sonnet For Sarah Palin

The Palin fascination
Infecting the news today
Really does boggle the mind.

Is she Nemesis, some way
Causing POTUS frustration
The very First Teeth to grind?

Yet when she enters the fray
Her words are pointed, but kind
Lacking recrimination.

And so should she courage find
Election devil to pay
To halt a sinking nation,

The class warfare wounds to bind
And racial fragmentation
Refocusing liberty,

American elation
At last will ‘hit the rewind’,
Ejecting ‘Chicago way’.

Hence all the trepidation,
The falsehood and the dismay:
Visionless know they are blind.

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Mark Levin On Sarah Palin, Ronald Reagan, and “Intellectual” Elites

Posted by Gary P Jackson on March 15, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

Mark Levin was on fire Monday morning, releasing a scathing refudiation of Republican “intellectuals” and their complete inability to recognize and understand Conservatism and it’s principles. Levin rightly points out that George Will, an elitist if there ever was one, never got what Reagan was about. I’m sure it had something to do with the fact Reagan often wore blue jeans, a no-no in Georgie’s world.

Krauthammer has long been a disappointment. He’s intelligent, for sure, but often quite wrong when it comes to basic issues. Oh, Charles can be brilliant at times, especially on complicated issues. But when it comes to the every day meat and potatoes issues, Charles just doesn’t get it. Of course, what does one expect from someone who not only worked for President Jimmy Carter but Walter Mondale, as well, when he ran against Ronald Reagan!

Calling Charles Krauthammer a “Conservative” is like calling David Frum, David Brooks, Kathleen Parker, and Peggy Noonan “Conservatives.”

The American people are well past allowing our “betters” to continually tell us how we should think, and who we should vote for.

The hate for Sarah Palin

The corporate hate for Sarah Palin at Politico is obvious. The latest is here

But if you google Politico and Palin, the evidence of a Politico agenda is overwhelming. And the manner in which Politico’s editors pursue their hate-Palin agenda is to cherry-pick the individuals they quote to make the point they want made.

A couple of quick things:

1. As I demonstrated last week, remarkably George Will missed the Reagan Revolution not only in 1976 but as late as 1980. In the 1979 Republican Presidential Primary, his first choice was Howard Baker, his second choice was George H. W. Bush, and his third choice was Reagan. Not until days before the 1980 general election did he write on November 3, 1980 that Reagan deserved election. For all his wonderful columns, the Republican electorate better understood the needs of the nation and the excellence of a potential Reagan presidency than Will.

It is hard to believe he was so wrong about a matter of such great import, despite Reagan’s presence on the national scene for many years.

2. Charles Krauthammer was not only wrong about Reagan, as late as 1980 he was a speech-writer for Vice President Walter Mondale. Krauthammer, like Will, not only missed the significance of the Reagan candidacy, but was putting words in the mouth of a terribly flawed politician from a philosophical perspective. I certainly do not begrudge, but in fact encourage, liberals becoming conservatives or Democrats becoming Republicans.

Reagan was a Democrat who famously changed parties. But I do not believe that individuals touted by a left-wing “news” site as two of the leading conservative intellectuals, who stunningly opposed Reagan’s candidacy while both were of mature age and mind, are necessarily reliable barometers in this regard. The “non-intellectual” voters knew better.

3. It is apparent that several of President George W. Bush’s former senior staffers are hostile to Sarah Palin, including Karl Rove, David Frum, and Pete Wehner, to name only three. Pete is a good friend and a very smart guy. That said, Bush’s record, at best, is marginally conservative, and depending on the issue, worse. In fact, the Tea Party movement is, in part, a negative reaction to Bush’s profligate spending (including his expansion of a bankrupt Medicare program to include prescription drugs). And while Bush’s spending comes nowhere near Barack Obama’s, that is not the standard.

Moreover, Bush was not exactly among our most articulate presidents, let alone conservative voices. I raise this not to compare Bush to Palin, but to point out only a few of the situational aspects of the criticism from the Bush community corner. (If necessary, and if challenged, I will take the time to lay out the case in all its particulars, as well as other non-conservative Bush policies and statements. No Republican president is perfect, of course, but certainly some are more perfect that others, if you will.)

This is not to say the folks cherry-picked by Politico are without accomplishment and merit. They clearly are accomplished. But that’s not the point. Most were not involved in either the Reagan Revolution or the Tea Party movement, and were not, to the best of my knowledge, early outspoken supporters of either.

What is necessary is a fulsome debate on each candidate’s substance and policy positions. Most of these Politico stories are little more than excuses to attack Palin, intended to damage her early on in case she should decide to run. This has been going on for some time now. If she is as weak as some think, why the obsession? Why the contempt? Moreover, Palin has used social media and other outlets to comment substantively on a wide range of issues and policies. In fact, she has spoken on a wider array of issues than Youtube governor Chris Christie, popular among most of these folks, and her positions have, for the most part, been solidly conservative.

(Christie’s positions on numerous issues important to conservatives are all but ignored by some of those complaining about Palin; indeed, the same could be said of potential presidential contenders Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, and Mitch Daniels, among others.)

My purpose in mentioning Christie here is to juxtapose the demands by “the intellectuals” on one politician versus another. Their inquisitiveness seems influenced by their political bias. That’s not unusual, but it requires underscoring lest their opinions be viewed or promoted as objective.

As a Reaganite pre-dating Reagan’s 1976 candidacy, the contempt for Palin does, in fact, remind me of the contempt some had for Reagan, especially from the media and Republican establishment, although no comparison is exact. I’ve not settled on a favorite would-be presidential candidate, but I also know media hit-jobs when I see them. I am hopeful more conservatives will begin to speak out about this or, before we know it, we will wonder why we are holding our noses and voting for another Republican endorsed by “the intellectuals” but opposed by a majority of the people.

Ronald Reagan was vilified by the Republican elites. It was very much like the attacks and petty sniping we are witnessing now against Sarah Palin. As is always the case, the Republicans fought harder against the Conservative, Reagan, than they did Carter!

What they are doing to Palin is nothing new. The fact is, the GOP country club set has always held true Conservatives in great contempt. Those who reflect the feelings and aspirations of the Republican Party base of voters, those true Conservatives are always attacked, ridiculed, and otherwise slandered by the cucumber and mayo sandwich crowd.

The problem with the Republican Party, the elites, is they would rather lose elections than lose power. The Republican Party, pre-President Reagan, was totally content to sit back and be the minority party, allowing the democrat party to run roughshod over the entire nation. They were happy to just sit at the table and have some power. Settling for what ever table scraps they were allowed by the democrats was fine with them.

It wasn’t until 1994 that Conservative Republicans prevailed, and ended 40 years of Democrat control of Congress. This was a natural extension of the Reagan Revolution. Sadly, once in office, many of those Republicans became just as entrenched and out of touch as the democrats they replaced. More worried about staying in office than running an efficient government.

Now the elites have carved out their little zones of power, and are not about to give them up. Not about to change the way they do business.

The Tea Party as a whole, and Sarah Palin in particular, is a direct threat to these entrenched little elites. That’s why these elites fight so hard. Things must change. Government is broken. It’s a disaster. The nation itself is staring into the abyss. We have a debt we may never be able to pay. We have an energy crisis, an economic crisis, and a national security crisis. “More of the same” is not going to cut it. Things must be shaken up, and a new path chosen.

The problem with choosing new paths though, is many of those on the old path are left behind. And these little elites don’t want to go along with the new path, especially if they lose their influence and power.

Sarah Palin represents a real threat to the Ruling Class, in both parties. She is not a “business as usual” type of leader. She’s well known as someone who “shakes things up.” Her lengthy record of leadership as a Mayor, energy regulator, and Governor shows that she doesn’t waste time doing things as they’ve always been done, just “because” and she doesn’t suffer fools well. This is bad news for the elites, because they are a foolish bunch.

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Joe McGinniss’ Palin book cover revealed

Posted by loricalabrese on March 15, 2011

Politico reports that the Joe McGinniss book cover for “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” is out and Andy Barr  says, “…if the cover is any indication of what’s in the book about Sarah Palin, it doesn’t look positive.”

The cover shows a black silhouette of Palin against a red background and the book’s title is cast in white, giving the cover a film noir feel, which I find ironic since McGinniss has brought nothing but drama to the Palins when he moved in next door.

The book is set to be released Sept. 20, according to Amazon.com and you can be certain that there will be a lot more drama to hype it up.

In the meantime, let’s take a look back at how all the drama began…

May 2010:  Sarah Palin announced on her Facebook page that Joe McGinniss had rented the house right next door to hers in Wasilla and had chosen her as the subject of his next book. “Welcome, Joe! It’ll be a great summer – come borrow a cup of sugar if ever you need some sweetener,” Palin said. “And you know what they say about “fences make for good neighbors”? Well, we’ll get started on that tall fence tomorrow, and I’ll try to keep Trig’s squeals down to a quiet giggle so we don’t disturb your peaceful summer. Enjoy!”

May 27, 2010: Sarah Palin promised to get started on a fence and Todd and his buddies did just that–The Palins built a fence to shield the family from their new neighbor and Sarah Palin even posted a picture of it for the world to see.

June 1, 2010: Author Joe McGinnis appeared on NBC’s Today show in an attempt to defend his moving in next to the Palin residence. McGinnis even went so far as playing the victim and compared Sarah Palin to the Nazis, “And that’s the same kind of tactic and I’m not calling her a Nazi, but that’s the same kind of tactic that the Nazi troopers used in Germany in the ’30s,” McGinniss said.

June 2, 2010: Sarah Palin calls out NBC’s Today Show for failing to air her statement during the Today show interview with Joe McGinniss.“NBC broke their promise and didn’t run our statements after all,” Palin said. “So, the ‘journalist’s’ sensational claims about us being Nazis went unchallenged. We emailed NBC this morning to ask why our statement wasn’t aired. We were given a lame excuse and told that they would run it tomorrow (after the damage had been done) and that they would be happy to interview me about it (which was their aim all along because journalism today is all about ratings and not about truth).”

November 2010: In the pilot of Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC, the former Alaska governor pointed out how Joe McGinniss’ move had affected her and her family. “Where I like to do a lot of my writing and researching – especially on a beautiful day – is outside, on our slab, where I get to take in the beauty of the lake,” Palin said during the first minutes of the show, referring to a patio-like slab of cement in the family’s backyard, which faces Alaska’s Lake Lucille. “Our behavior certainly has changed this summer because of this new neighbor,” she continued.

February 2011: McGinniss has been accused of helping leak a draft of an unpublished tell-all by former Palin aide Frank Bailey in an effort to promote his own book.

September 2011: “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” will be released.

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Another ginned up Palin controversy

Posted by loricalabrese on March 15, 2011

Sarah Palin is no stranger to controversy, whether it be from the left, the mainstream media or even the GOP establishment. We’ve heard how Todd Palin had an affair, how Palin was added to the vice presidential shortlist because of gender, and even how Sarah Palin was to blame for the Arizona shootings. Now, New York Magazine is reporting that Sarah Palin has gone rogue on her boss at Fox News, Roger Ailes in an article titled, “Going Rogue on Ailes Could Leave Palin on Thin Ice.”

Gabriel Sherman writes that Ailes is displeased with Palin for seeking his advice in the wake of the Arizona shootings, and not taking it. Ailes “reportedly” advised her to “lie low” and not inject herself in the story. However, Palin posted a video to state her concerns about the tragedy and that she had nothing to do with the shootings.

The article says, “Ailes was not pleased with her decision, which turned out to be a political debacle for Palin, especially her use of the historically loaded term “blood libel” to describe the actions of the media. “The Tucson thing was horrible,” said a person familiar with Ailes’s thinking. “Before she responded, she was making herself look like a victim. She was winning. She went out and did the blood libel thing, and Roger is thinking, ‘Why did you call me for advice?’”

Who knows if this conversation even took place as it’s only source is listed as “a person familiar with Ailes’ thinking.” But I couldn’t agree with more with Patrick Ishmael at Hot Air when he says, “there’s nothing wrong with it if it did — and much of the story is rehash that weaves three separate events together: the Tucson shooting, the supposed Ailes-Palin conversation and fallout, and the departures of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum from the network.”

When you seek somebody’s advice, you’re seeking an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct. How many times have you sought advice and not taken it? Just because Palin is under contract with Fox doesn’t mean Ailes owns her. When it comes to Palin and her brand, it is Palin who makes the decisions. I hardly believe that Palin would be fired because she didn’t take her boss’ advice. And if Ailes didn’t approve of her decision to post the video, he certainly wouldn’t be the first.

Palin is a ratings machine for Fox News, and it seems as though the only reason Palin would lose her contract with Fox would be if she announced her intent to run for the presidency in 2012. Yes, Fox had previously suspended both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum‘s contracts, as they cannot employ correspondents who have entered themselves into the presidential race. Thus far, Palin has not announced an official intent to join the running and is still employed by the network.

I also think it’s important to note that Gabriel Sherman who wrote the article for NYMag has signed on with Random House to write a book on Fox News, which will include Fox News chief and founder Roger Ailes as a central character.The book will be titled “The Loudest Voice in the Room: an inside account of the rise of Fox News,” according to a Random House spokeswoman.

Hmmm…makes you wonder. How come whenever there’s a Sarah Palin controversy, there’s always a book involved?

As published on Examiner.com

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UPDATED! Sarah Palin Was Right Again – Stop Obamacare in Georgia!

Posted by Dr. Fay on March 15, 2011

__________________________________________________________

Remember whom Governor Palin endorsed for Governor in Georgia? (We wrote about it here, here ) and here) And remember who won? Well, the chickens have come home to roost.

This forwarded e-mail was in my Inbox this morning. The unbelievable has happened in Georgia, usually a reliable Red State. Read it for yourself, and you will be as surprised and dismayed as I was.

Calling Sarah’s Army! Please sound the alert to everyone you know who lives in Georgia so we can defeat the acceptance of this unconstitutional law here in Georgia.

URGENT CALL TO ALL PATRIOTS!!!

We have just been notified that enought GA House Republicans are
joining with Democrat’s to suppport the implementation of OBAMACARE in
Georgia !!!

The bill is HB 476, written by two Republicans, creating the HEALTH
EXCHANGE AUTHORITY.

We must MELTDOWN the phone line calling our Reps to OPPOSE THIS BILL !

Please dedicate 20 minutes TODAY to make these calls and STOP this
bill in the Georgia House.

THIS COULD BE VOTED ON AT ANYTIME. YOU MUST call today!!

CALL the SPONSORS:

Rep. John Meadows (R) Calhoun O: 404-656-6831 H: 706-629-9810

Rep. Richard Smith (R) Columbus O: 404-656-3480

CALL Cherokee County Reps:

Rep. Sean Jerguson: O: 404-656-0287

Rep. Mark Hamilton: O: 404-656-5132

Rep. Calvin Hill: O: 404-656-0129

Rep. Charlice Byrd: O: 404-656-0298

CALL Gov. Nathan Deal to veto this bill ! He has said HE WILL sign this bill.

Gov. Nathan Deal: O: 404-656-1776

FWD THIS E-MAIL TO 6 OF YOUR FRIENDS TODAY !!!

Yours, for Liberty and a Constitiutional America

[contact information removed for privacy]

Here is what a true conservative governor would do:

ALASKA GOVERNOR REFUSES TO IMPLEMENT OBAMACARE

Governors Must Refuse to Implement ObamaCare

Tell the Georgia governor to follow the lead of Alaska governor Sean Parnell and Florida governor Rick Scott and refuse to implement Obamacare! 

UPDATE:    HB 476 was in the Rules Committee today, and a vote is expected tomorrow.  My source mentioned that it may be thrown in with other legislation.  I was also told that Governor Nathan Deal requested this legislation.  Buyer’s remorse, anyone? 

Keep bombarding Governor Deal’s office  with phone calls – a tally is being kept.  Use this number – 404-656-1776 – and tell them you want to talk to someone about HB 476.  You may be transferred a couple of times before you get the right person.  Call the legislators – I was told to especially focus on the women legislators.  (Georgia residents can find the contact information for their State Representatives here.)  Call the sponsors of the bill and ask them to vote against it.  Once implemented, the legislation will be virtually impossible to remove, so it is important that we act NOW to stop it!

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The Sarah Palin Hits Just Keep on Coming

Posted by reagantman on March 15, 2011

“Conservative” elites and intellectuals who think they can tear down Sarah Palin’s potential presidential candidacy are getting much needed help from their friends in the liberal media. Yesterday, the hit pieces just kept on coming. These attacks on Sarah Palin are too coordinated to be believable.

It’s an unholy alliance, but a revealing one. On Nov. 1, 2010, The New York Daily News pointed out:

According to a report published Sunday night by Politico, GOP heavyweights view Palin as a liability to the Party, especially if she does run for President in 2012.

“There is a determined, focused establishment effort…to find a candidate we can coalesce around who can beat Sarah Palin.”

On Nov. 23, 2010, I wrote:

The Jabberwocky continues as the left starts to embrace the Republican Establishment’s “stop Sarah Palin” meme. In an article for Salon.com, Steve Kornacki suggests “Palin’s poll numbers with the GOP base will only ebb if base voters are exposed, more than once and from more than one voice, to criticisms of her.” His liberally motivated column is aimed at Republicans suggesting that they plant “insistent reminders that maybe she’s not suited to represent the party on its national ticket again.” By praising Matt Labash, Karl Rove and David Frum, Salon’s news editor presents a strategy to his liberal readership that encompasses the use of Republicans to achieve a goal that the liberals have been incapable of doing on their own.

Some Republicans are stupid enough to oblige. Politico unloaded today using Republican sources. New York Magazine tried creating a rift between Palin and Roger Ailes. Judd Gregg spouted off at The Hill. The Alaska Dispatch puked all over itself.  Matt Labash? A Joke. You can convince me that an earthquake, a tsunami, three nuclear power plants blowing up and a volcano are random acts of nature. You will never convince me that yesterday’s hit pieces against Sarah Palin were anything less than a coordinated attack.

“The Right Wing intelligentsia has their sites aimed at Palin again and Rush [Limbaugh] seems mystified at their reasoning, The Right Scoop points out. “After all, he says, Obama is the real problem, not Sarah Palin.”

It’s understandable that the liberals’ fears are well founded since Palin is in fact a direct threat to their ideology. But, the “conservative” elites’ fearing her? What’s that all about?

The liberals who trembled in fear as they dealt with the mental trauma they suffered during the 2008 vice presidential acceptance speech know that the Palin threat is real. After working under the surface for the last century to infiltrate the culture and the institutions, liberals found their spiritual leader in one Barack Obama. He was the foot on the throat of the conservative movement right up until the moment John McCain introduced Sarah Palin to us. From that point forward, the foot has been weak and the conservative movement has been revived.

But the “conservative” elites don’t see this. As Rush Limbaugh pointed out in October 2008:

These are the people who are embarrassed by Sarah Palin ’cause she’s not an intellectual and she didn’t go to Harvard or have a college degree from approved universities and she drops her g’s from words like morning and says mornin’. She’s embarrassing, and I think something else really bothering these people is that they believe that she may become one of the key leaders of the conservative movement beyond 2008 if she and McCain lose this.

The George Wills, Peggy Noonans,Karl Roves, David Frums and Pete Wehners of the world found conservativism to be a very comfortable cloak for them to remain intellectually relevant in a center-right country that appeared to be tilting more to the left (the key word being appeared) until Sarah Palin came along and rocked the boat. The snobbish elites would rather claim control of the ideas as opposed to being the proper articulators of them, especially when it requires the discomfort of unconventional action in the face of an unconventional progressive movement. They prefer to be the independent carriers of a generic brand of water that still tastes better than liberalism, even if it isn’t the real thing for some.

Mark Levin makes it clear where some of these “conservatives” stood years ago.

George Will missed the Reagan Revolution not only in 1976 but as late as 1980.  In the 1979 Republican Presidential Primary, his first choice was Howard Baker, his second choice was George H. W. Bush, and his third choice was Reagan… Charles Krauthammer was not only wrong about Reagan, as late as 1980 he was a speech-writer for Vice President Walter Mondale.

These “conservatives”are deluded because they forget that, like Palin, Reagan was from the unwashed masses. He spoke in simplistic yet emotional stories which tugged at the populist heart strings of a country that yearned more for chickens in pots and cars in driveways than long drawn out intellectual conversations at the dinner table. Yet, conservative intellectualism thrived in response to Reagan’s election and enactment of policy. It was during Reagan’s first term that detailed oriented thought and thesis was given to things like supply side economics, peace through strength and economic libertarianism.

“This year, the conservative intelligentsia doesn’t just tend to dislike Palin — many fear that her rise would represent the triumph of an intellectually empty brand of populism and the death of ideas as an engine of the right,” writes Jonathan Martin and John F. Harris. That’s simply laughable. Ridiculous.

Palin doesn’t represent the death of ideas. She represents the end of those conservatives in name only who will side with the liberal enemy to protect their status.

Despite their abilities to bring conservative thought to the Sunday morning talk shows and to newspaper columns, these so-called intellectual “priests of the temples of conservatism” have been completely impotent in their ability to control the dialogue or motivate the people enough to prevent the watering down of the philosophy under both Bushes and the complete misuse of it during the triangulation of Bill Clinton.

Nothing has changed about the basic fundamentals of liberty and national strength. The “conservative” elites hold no deep secrets that the regular person can’t figure out on his or her own. The success of the United States will always depend on the grace of God, the cohesion of the family and the unlimited opportunities provided by a free market system. George Will cannot convince us that Palin will change that just as much as George Soros can’t convince us that those principals don’t work.

This is a last ditch effort on the part of the “conservative” elites to take down Sarah Palin. Anyone on the right who thinks that running another smear campaign against her will work are idiots. In all of their “intellectual capacity,” they have not learned from their political bedmate liberals that the symptoms of Palin Derangement Syndrome more negatively affect those who are afflicted with it than it does their target. The PDS inflicted walk around with the sores of being exposed as the negative disillusioned naysayers that they always were. They fight it; but Palin’s political muscles are conditioned and strengthened beyond any fear the intellectual elite may have about her lack of gravitas and intellectual capacity.

Of course these intellectual “power brokers” won’t address the articulation of ideas in Palin’s America By Heart, her op eds and her Facebook notes. To do so would mean they would have to invalidate their argument against her by citing a depth of conservative thought they claim she doesn’t have.

They don’t want to beat Obama. They only want to preserve themselves at Sarah Palin’s expense.

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