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Benyamin Korn: Palin Doctrine Emerges

Posted by Dr. Fay on March 16, 2011

Excellent article at the New York Sun by Benjamin Korn, director of Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin:

Palin Doctrine Emerges as Arab League Echoes Her Demarche on Libya

By BENYAMIN KORN, Special to the Sun | March 16, 2011

 The call by the Arab League for Western military intervention in an Arab state — in this case asking that a UN “no-fly zone” be imposed over Libya – is not only without precedent but it puts in formal terms what Governor Palin stated three weeks ago should have been America’s response to the political and humanitarian crisis now unfolding there.

The former GOP vice presidential candidate was being interviewed on February 23rd on national television by Sean Hannity on a range of issues. On the Libya crisis, she proposed a no-fly-zone to protect the armed and un-armed opposition to the Qaddafi regime. Mrs. Palin’s formulation had been blogged about for nearly a week when it was echoed by the man who, before the Iraq war, had led the Iraq democratic movement in exile, Ahmed Chalabi.

A long-time foe of Saddam Hussein who has emerged as a leading figure in Iraq’s democratically elected legislature. Mr Chalabi recounted in the Wall Street Journal how President George H. W. Bush’s 1991 call for a popular uprising against Saddam had been heeded by the Iraqi people, only to have Saddam then murder some 30,000 of them from helicopter gunships while the Western world stood by.

Not again, Mr. Chalabi pleaded in his essay, and explicitly demanded a Libyan no-fly-zone. But it now it seems Qaddafi will be allowed to repeat a Saddam-style repression, even as President Obama, and the rest of what he likes to call the international community, is “watching carefully.”

Mrs. Palin also continues to link America’s energy policy — a realm in which she has experience — and U.S. foreign and anti-terrorism policies. She recognizes that the ongoing transfer of billions of U.S. petro-dollars to unstable or even hostile Mideast regimes has, since the formation in 1973 of the Organization of Petoleum Exporting Countries, been an drain on U.S. financial resources.

In a critique of Mr. Obama’s energy policies published yesterday at about the same time the Arab League was adopting her prescription for a Libya no-fly-zone, Mrs. Palin laid out how the president’s “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.” Nor is Gov. Palin’s insight into complex international issues limited to areas of her immediate expertise.

The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin — certainly no knee-jerk advocate for Sarah Palin — wrote just a few weeks ago that Palin turns out to have been correct in the prediction she made to Barbara Walters, in a much-noted November 2009 interview. Palin stated she was opposed to Obama’s opposition to Israel’s settlement policies because “[m]ore and more Jewish people will be flocking to Israel in the days and weeks and months ahead.” Now, as Rubin noted, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics confirms that the pace of immigration to Israel rose 14% to 16,633 from the level in 2009, most coming from Russia or America.

Mrs. Palin will be in New Delhi later this week delivering the keynote address to the annual India Today Conclave. She has been asked to speak on “What America Means to Me.” She will speak as a crisis is simmering between America and Pakistan, India’s nuclear-armed neighbor to the northwest and will be the first high profile trip by a potential Republican contender to South Asia.

More broadly, Mrs. Palin’s address in India will be another step in the growing outline of what might be called The Palin Doctrine. It contrasts sharply with the foreign policy being conducted, if that is the word, by President Obama, who is perplexing not only the Arab world, to which he reached out in his Cairo speech at the start of his presidency, but even his own supporters in the liberal camp, and many in between, who are upset by what might be called his propensity for inaction. It’s an inaction that suggests the Arab League won’t be the only institution that might find itself surprised by the logic of the alert Alaskan.

Mr. Korn, director of Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin, holds a degree in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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Tea Party Win in Georgia – Healthcare Bill Dropped

Posted by Dr. Fay on March 16, 2011

Yesterday we wrote here about HB 476  that legislators in Georgia had introduced at the request of Georgia governor Nathan Deal.  (You will remember that Governor Palin came to Georgia and campaigned for Karen Handel, his opponent.)

Responding to pressure from Tea Party activists from all over the state, the sponsors of HB 476, the first step in implementation of Obamacare, dropped the bill today. 

Jim Galloway at the left-leaning Atlanta Journal and Constitution wrote:

House Republicans pulled the bill to create health care exchanges, as mandated by last year’s federal health care legislation, from today’s calendar after a series of proposed amendments failed to mollify tea partyers.

Atlanta Tea Party leader Debbie Dooley credited a barrage of phone protests from various tea party groups across the state. She and another leader, Julianne Thompson, met Tuesday with state Reps. Ed Lindsey, R-Atlanta, Donna Shelton, R-Dacula, and Richard Smith, R-Columbus, and representatives of Gov. Nathan Deal.

“We targeted Governor Deal – because it was his bill, and he was pushing it,” Dooley said.

It is clear, however,  from the statement by the Governor’s spokesman, which Galloway included in his article,  that this battle is not over yet   So vigilance will be necessary.

Here is an excerpt from the press release issued by Carolyn Cosby, the spokesman for the Cherokee County Tea Party Patriots:

Carolyn Cosby called it “another blow to the implementation of Obamacare.” HB 476 would have set-up the mechanisms to implement Obamacare by establishing the Healthcare Exchange Authority in Georgia. Cosby, spokesman for the group, called the move by Republican leadership “courageous.” Cosby continued, “Obamacare is dying the death of a thousand cuts.” She predicts, “it will be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court because it is – and everyone knows it but Obama.”

CCP TEA PARTY local group has been actively opposing the implementation of Obamacare for some time organizing multiple petitioning, calling, emailing and lobbying efforts to stop Obamacare at Georgia’s borders. Tea Party groups from North Georgia and beyond all joined the effort in the call to halt HB 476. Cosby said the Canton group was receiving responses from all over Georgia once the emails hit the airwaves.

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Best Base For Palin in 2012 is….Miami

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on March 16, 2011

On election night 2012 if, about the first hour after polls close, the projection is that Florida has gone for Obama then Republicans might as well turn off their televisions and pour themselves a stiff drink as they contemplate four more years of watching the golfer in chief.


As the map below shows if the GOP loses Florida there is no way, outside of a miraculous win in Pennsylvania, which is highly unlikely if Florida were lost, that there is an alternative path to the required 270 Electoral College majority. Thus doing everything possible to win Florida is an absolute priority for a Palin presidential run


There has been media speculation that Palin is looking to base her campaign, should it eventuate, in Arizona. This has an appeal for her given family considerations with her daughter Bristol and her grandchild  having recently moved there but for two reasons it is not the best option.


Firstly there is the memory of Palin’s being unfairly pilloried by the media for her supposed connection with the Gifford’s tragedy and the subsequent further attacks on her for her, entirely justified, defense when she commented on the shootings. Being true to form the media, and of course the Dem’s, would constantly harp on Palin being based in Arizona as a supposed indication of her “insensitivity”. A sad, but inescapable, and frankly to be avoided, harsh reality.


Secondly in purely Electoral College practicalities if by being based in the South-West the aim is to shore up that area then it seems a sub-optimal option. If, by the time the polls had closed in Arizona, Florida had been lost, then winning the states of Colorado and Arizona would be meaningless. It would be understandable that the thinking might be that being based in Arizona would make travel to Alaska easier than from Florida, but for winning the the election it would also be meaningless.


It is no mystery as to why the Dem’s are holding their convention in North Carolina and the Republicans in Florida. Those states, plus Virginia and Ohio are the winning or losing (Ohio/Florida definitely, Virginia/North Carolina probably) of the 2012 election. For Palin, if based in Florida, they can all be readily visited on as many occasions as needed to win them-to be based so far away in Arizona might be to give away the election.


Original Post at: M. Joseph Sheppard’s ” A Point Of View”

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Governor Palin to Keynote “Heroes Among Us” in April

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 16, 2011

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

While I have heard nothing yet in the media from Governor Palin herself, Heroic Media announces:

Join us for “Heroes Among Us” with keynote speaker Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Marriott Bethesda, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland (map). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for General Admission and Patrons and the Private Reception for Sponsors begins promptly at 6:00 P.M.

Heroic Media is a faith-based non-profit that places television, Internet and billboard advertisements to help women facing unexpected pregnancies. Their advertisements provide help line numbers that connect women with pregnancy resource centers.

Governor Palin has shown her committment to the sanctity of life in her own life and actions and by speaking on behalf of those who have yet to be born. Sarah Palin will speak about the heroism of motherhood in her life and how to empower women to make the courageous choice for life. Sarah is the mother of five children and the grandmother of one. Sarah’s oldest child, Bristol, is the mother of an unexpected pregnancy and Sarah’s youngest, Trig, has Down Syndrome.

Read more and learn about purchasing tickets here.

(h/t Sheya)

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Governor Palin Looking Forward to India This Weekend

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 16, 2011

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

Governor Palin will be in India this weekend speaking at India Today Conclave 2011. Today, India Today reported:

There is tremendous interest in political and media circles in America over Sarah Palin’s visit to India.

The former vice-presidential nominee of the Republican Party and Governor of Alaska from 2006-09 will exclusively attend the 10th India Today Conclave on March 18 & 19, 2011. She is the featured Keynote Speaker at the closing Dinner Gala of the Conclave on March 19, where she will share her vision of America.

“I’m very excited to visit India. Americans have a great respect for the world’s largest democracy,” Governor Palin told India Today Conclave Team. “India and the United States are partners in trade and business affairs, and working together our two nations can build a more peaceful and prosperous world.”

[...]

Governor Palin epitomizes the theme of the 10th India Today Conclave: ‘The Changing Balance of Power’. A working mother of five, as a mayor and governor she emphatically broke through the gender-ceiling in Alaska. In the process she cleaned up political corruption and championed reform to allow the private sector to grow.

Her nomination as a vice-presidential candidate was no less remarkable, breaching as it did the overwhelmingly male bastion of the Republican Party and bringing the increasingly compelling political influence of ‘middle America’ to the elections.

Read more here.

(h/t Sheya)

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Palin Steadily Rises In PPP (D) Poll,Obama Steadily Sinks In Gallup/Ras.

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on March 16, 2011

For all the garbage thrown at Palin by the Dem’s and their enablers in the media, for all the snotty upturned noses by the conservative “elite” at the mere thought of a Palin ascendancy, the Democratic Party aligned, radical leftist Daily Kos official pollster PPP (D) Polling shows an inexorable rise by Palin.


This is of course totally uncommented on by the leftist media as it doesn’t fit their agenda but the facts don’t lie and here they are:



January to March was the worst period for Palin-media attack wise, when she was being blamed for the Gifford’s tragedy and for, well for being alive, meteor showers, the dog biting your postman, and anything the left could dream or dredge or invent up.


But, through this period, an unimpeachable source, a Dem pollster, has shown her steadily increasing her support amongst the GOP. Of course, at this point it is only the GOP voters who count as it is they who will determine the nominee-not the Dem’s or the liberal media or the snotty GOP elite.


What the grass roots are saying, and poll after poll has confirmed exactly what they are saying, is that they want a genuine, evangelical, conservative candidate. The Huckabee/Palin support levels have been consistently running between 34% to 38% for months-more than double that of Romney. What has changed in this scenario now is the steady increase in the Palin level of support, and the steady decrease in the Huckabee level of support. His falling 6 points in the three most recent polls, which again, contradicts the current meme.


As for President Obama, after the media beat up for his mourner-in-chief speech in Arizona, and his “victory” in giving in to keeping the Bush tax cuts, his poll numbers, as measured by Gallup/Rasmussen, are steadily sinking. His vacillation over the Middle East, his golfing whilst the world burns, and general lack of inspirational leadership is showing the empty suit syndrome is alive and well.


After hitting a post Arizona trauma high of 51% the combined Gallup percentages for Obama are:


Favorable       43.5.0% (Gallup  45% Rasmussen 42%)
Unfavorable   51.0%    (Gallup  46% Rasmussen 56%)


Which facts are, again, not commented on by the liberal media as it doesn’t fit their wishes. But the facts are the facts, and as Palin ascends Obama other descends, much to the dismay of the left.




Original post at” M.Joseph Sheppard’s “A Point Of View”

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Palin: Hard to deny Obama is anti-drilling

Posted by loricalabrese on March 16, 2011

This week, the ignitor in our pellet stove flamed out. Fortunately, it was covered under warranty, but as I was in the store setting up an appointment to get it replaced, it wasn’t a shock when the owner told me that with the rising gas prices, it would cost almost $100 for their travel. That’s why it hit home as I read Sarah Palin’s latest post on Facebook, The $4-Per-Gallon President, in which she says, “Energy is connected to everything in our economy.”

If you’ve hit the grocery store lately, you know that’s true. Food prices continue to rise and as for the items that have remained the same price, the containers have gotten smaller. I don’t know about you, but everytime I walk out of the store with just a few bags, I think to myself, How could it have been that much? I didn’t even get anything. So why isn’t Obama doing more for the American public?

Last Friday, Obama attempted to convince Americans that he hasn’t had a hand in the rising gas prices. “So any notion that my administration has shut down oil production might make for a good political sound bite, but it doesn’t match up with reality,” President Obama declared.

Sarah Palin and many Americans disagree.

“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,” Palin said. “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.”

Palin presented evidence of the President’s anti-drilling mentality and his culpability in the high gas prices hurting Americans saying, it “is there for all to see.”

For one, Palin pointed out how 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,” Palin said. “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?”

Next, Palin pointed out Obama’s 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,” Palin said.

And third, Palin pointed out Obama’s 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,” Palin said. “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 a year in total revenues to local, state, and federal governments for 50 years. This would be great news if only the federal government would allow Shell to drill there. But it won’t.”

Certainly, the evidence is there for all to see, especially since American consumers have seen prices at the pump rise 67 percent since Obama took office.

So everytime we hit the gas station or grocery store, have to pay extra for delivery costs, and listen to Qaddhafi claim that the U.S. is only after Libya’s oil, we can all remember Obama’s words and how he continues to wipe his hands clean of the situation.

As Palin concludes, “2012 can’t come soon enough.”

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