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Archive for April 5th, 2011

Praising Bachman Is The Last Throw of the Dice By The Stop Palin Media

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on April 5, 2011

The New York Times, not known as a bastion of all things Republican, did a major puff piece on Michele Bachman which included this piece of hagiography:  Best known as a fiery presence on cable television and the founder of the House Tea Party caucus, she is now exploring whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination. And early reaction to her in Iowa, where she was born and raised, suggests not only that she might do it, but also that she could have a substantial impact on the race.”

This was picked up and featured by the Huffington Post,which has made a massive effort to run anything anti-Palin as red meat for its juvenile readers, as “Michele Bachman: ‘I’m getting a lot of encouragement to run in 2012’

This is only one in a series of such generally  positive articles about Bachman that have appeared in the liberal media recently. The Washington Post, another non-conservative journal ran a big close up photo article of Bachman which trumpeted her $2 million fund-raising quarter which it glowingly reported out-raised Mitt Romney during the same period.

Where all this puffery is leading is summed up by this comment in a CBS piece (“Bachman inches toward 2012 run”) on Bachman as a “Tea Party star” and which noted she had hired a former Huckabee staffer;

 “If Congresswoman Bachmann gets in, she has the potential to appeal to a lot of people who might have gone for Governor [Sarah] Palin,” Gov. Terry E. Branstad of Iowa told the New York Times. “Imagine if they both got in. That could make it really interesting.

On the other hand, a knowledgeable journalist in her home state of Minnesota, commenting on the New York Times and Time Magazine profile, (MinnPost) covered off the main features from the press, which they called a Bachman “media blitz.”

The left wing media has thrown everything  at Palin,whether true or untrue in an unceasing effort for over two years to try and destroy her. She is still standing tall and,should she choose to run presents a formidable challenge to the object of their affections, President Obama. Why else would they have undertaken such a massive effort if she was not a threat?

What would not have escaped the media’s attention is that wherever there is an opinion poll which has both Palin and Bachman in it, Bachman draws up to 7% of the vote. It would most certainly be a case that if Bachman’s name was not on the list, that the bulk of her support would have gone to Palin. With Bachman drawing off whatever amount she does the media can put out the story that Palin is “slipping in the polls” or that Romney or Pawlenty are drawing near or ahead of her .

The left also realizes that should Bachman actually start a quixotic campaign, she has of course absolutely no chance whatsoever to get the nomination, much less win a presidential election, if she ran in the Iowa primary, she might draw enough from Palin  to possible have her come second,especially if Huckabee runs. Such a result for Palin would give her a much harder row to hoe, especially with New Hampshire up next where Romney is expected to win easily.

Therefore it is very much in the left’s interest to run a stealth “stop Palin” campaign by making Bachman seem electorally viable to as many as possible. That, if by some miracle Bachman actually got traction from all this false puffery, the media would tear her to shreds with such vehemence that I feel sorry for her even at just the thought of what they would dredge up from some of her more off the wall statements and gaffes. 

It is actually very much in the interest of the Republican party to disabuse Bachman of any thoughts of actually announcing a run, just as they stopped her from holding a senior congressional post after the November elections. The greatest service she could perform is to back off from the presidential campaign, support the nominee, and consider her options in later years.  

As if to make the left’s strategy utterly clear, ‘The Daily Caller’  today ran this headline:

Bachmann begins to overshadow Palin as more-likely White House contender” with the comment:  ” Bachmann, who is mulling a 2012 run, is the most obvious choice to supplant Palin in next year’s presidential contest.”

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

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SPIB Poll: When Will Sarah Palin Announce?

Posted by Dr. Fay on April 5, 2011


M. Joseph Sheppard’s “A Point of View” blog has a new poll asking what day in September Governor Palin will announce her candidacy.  Go here to vote!


July has come and gone, and we are still waiting for that highly anticipated announcement from Governor Palin.  So it now appears that our SPIB poll was a little short-sighted.   At 31.25 % of the total vote, July 4 got the most votes.  Yours truly was one of those who was certain Governor Palin would announce on that day.  But the wait will be worth it.

Various predictions have been made for September and possibly August.  But as we have learned, Governor Palin’s timing is her own, and it is always meticulous.  All eyes are on her Restoring America Event in Iowa on September 3 for a possible announcement date.  That particular date is the third anniversary of her RNC acceptance speech.  However, some think that Constitution Day on September 16 is a possibility.    So we wait and hope for our great country’s sake that she does decide to run and that she wins a landslide victory in 2012!



Hearts are atwitter in Palin land as we wait for the big announcement – which we’re pretty sure will come by the summer.  Governor Palin’s hints have gotten increasingly broader.  For example:

One of her earlier hints was given at the Safari International Club’s annual  convention in Reno, Nevada on January 29.   As posted in an article at Newsweek:

After some boilerplate comments about how “local government is the most responsive and responsible to the will of the people” she paused for a moment and stared out across the ballroom. And then came this: “That’s why I think every president should have a run at gaining experience by being a councilmember, a mayor, a governor, a VP candidate, a commercial fisherman, a hockey mom.” As the attendees cheered, Palin made a halfhearted attempt to quiet them down. “No, I’m kidding,” she said, beaming. “I try to be funny sometimes. I’m kidding.” But they hoped she wasn’t.

Then, as Jeff Zeleny at the New York News reported,  she said this at a luncheon with the Long Island Association business group on Feburary 17:

“Nobody is more qualified to multitasking and doing all the things that you need to do as president than a woman, a mom,” Ms. Palin said to appreciative laughter, particularly among the women. She added with a smile, “Maybe someone who’s already run for something — a vice-presidential candidate?”

During the Q & A session at the India Today Conclave  (transcribed by Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit), Governor Palin said this on March 19:

It’s time a woman became president of the United States of America.

We agree!

While we wait, we thought we’d have some fun with a poll to see when our readers think Governor Palin will make her announcement.  Will it be April, May, June, or July?   At one of her scheduled events or in between?  Select the date in the poll you think Governor Palin is most likely to announce.

Obviously, the results of this poll will not affect Governor Palin’s decision, but we thought it would be fun to find out what our readers are thinking.

After voting in the poll, check out these articles:

Top Ten Reasons Why Sarah Palin is Running For President

Poll Insider:  Palin Electability Series

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An “Average American” Appeals to Governor Palin to “Save Our Ship”

Posted by Adrienne Ross on April 5, 2011

By Adrienne Ross –

George Rogers Clark, writing for The Patriot Post, expresses in detail why Governor Palin is the common sense choice in 2012. Not only does he lay out the reasons this is so, he appeals to the Governor to take her place as the official leader of the free world.

It is time for Sarah Palin. According to pollsters and pundits, she may not seem the obvious choice for 2012, but no “obvious” choice has been identified. So, allow me to enumerate my reasons; it will give my critics clear, concise targets to engage. Their criticism is welcomed, but it will only serve to strengthen the resolve of the grassroots who will elect Palin.

1) In his book, “The New Reagan Revolution,” speaking to and about Sarah Palin (pages 84-85), Michael Reagan brings to clarity the forces opposing Sarah; the grassroots who elected his father and will also support Sarah; and what she must do to win. It looks like a plan for success.

2) In my perception, “The New Reagan Revolution” began in the ramp-up to the November 2010 elections. As yet, the revolution has no clear, singular leader. Perhaps more than any other individual, Sarah Palin has the Reagan-like qualities and presentation of her message to be that leader.

3) The Tea Party, with tireless support and efforts by Sarah, made the difference in November. If not for those hard won gains, America would have lost all hope of surviving the onslaught of the socialistic policies, unprecedented spending and debt creation of the Obama regime. Those bold and angry, grassroots Americans who are the Tea Party brought focus to the urgency of our problems. We also owe Sarah our gratitude; while contributing to the cause, she proved she could inspire and lead.

Click here to read the rest of his reasons.

Clark then pens a letter to Governor Palin:

Thank you, Sarah Palin, for all you have done for America. You have done more while not holding office than most with seats in government have done. It is clear: without the revolution beginning in 2010, our liberties as well as our money might all be gone by 2012.

But, as you know, Sarah, success in November has only purchased our nation a little time. The hope it engendered in the people, however, has already empowered our new leaders in Congress to take the fight to the enemy. Sure of the support of the people, they have already begun the difficult task of restoring the financial strength of America.

The handwriting is indeed on the wall: America must restore our financial strength or lose our liberty. Time is short.

Will you help us, Sarah?


Liberals, media, and even many Republicans underestimated and misjudged Ronald Reagan. More importantly, they misjudged the American people. They thought a moderate candidate, or even a progressive, would reel us in with more “bread and circuses.” They thought that after Carter, we would want change, but not too much. A true conservative, like Reagan, was not to their liking. The people saw it differently.

We loved every word that Ronald Reagan breathed. The “experts” were wrong about him, and about us. He helped us find hope in ourselves and encouraged faith. The change he sought was a return to principles and values that would lift us out of the haze so that we could see the horizon and pilot the ship on a straight and true course.

We have considered the contrasts of the hope, change, and course set by Reagan and those of Obama; they are startling.

Sarah, the “experts” have missed the mark again. You have already helped to energize a new revolution. The situation is far more extreme, but the American people are ready to remove Obama, as we did Carter. Obama is an astute politician and a very good speaker; he was a formidable opponent in 2008. Voters allowed the media to successfully sell him. But, now we know where he really stands. He will be a one-term President.


Who will be our next President? I believe it should be Sarah Palin. I believe it can be Sarah Palin. I believe there is strong support for that result among the grassroots now, and that it will spread to a broader base soon enough.

Your love of this nation is clear. I appeal to you, Sarah, to lead.

Read more here.

(h/t Sheya)

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Gov. Palin offers praise for Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget

Posted by joshpainter on April 5, 2011

– by Josh Painter
At The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room, Jordan Fabian observes that via Twitter, Sarah Palin has expressed her support for House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal:

There is hope! Serious & necessary leadership rolls out serious & necessary reform proposal. Good start (from Dec.


Ryan’s plan will slash $5.8 trillion from current spending levels over 10 years, but would not balance the budget for at least two decades. It also proposed huge reforms to Medicare and Medicaid that he said would save the programs, and that Democrats say would hurt the elderly and poor.

The Ryan proposal is likely to become part of the GOP’s platform in 2012, regardless of who is the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, according to NY Times columnist David Brooks. All eyes and ears are on Gov. Palin, who has made no secret of her interest in running for president in 2012, but has not yet announced whether she intends to run.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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A Sarah Palin E! True Hollywood Story coming soon?

Posted by loricalabrese on April 5, 2011 is reporting that possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be featured on E! True Hollywood Story later this month.

The program, known for its account of celebrity scandal, murders and celebrity gossip will take their own look at the woman who has taken politics by storm.

Documentarian and political activist John Ziegler, who produced the definitive film on media bias in the 2008 presidential election, Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted, told Hot Air that E! Entertainment Channel has licensed his film for the upcoming “True Hollywood Story” look at Palin — and that Palin supporters may well be pleasantly surprised by the results.

Ziegler said, “They licensed my interview with Sarah Palin for the film in a way that indicates that they intend to use a decent chunk of it. I know for sure that they intended to use her reactions to the condescending Charlie Gibson interview. I hope they address half of the misconceptions about the 2008 campaign that I discussed in my interview with them. I know that even the technical people (which always seems to happen in such interviews) were very interested to hear that the real Palin was very different than the one they have been told about by the media.”

According to Ziegler, E! will announce soon that the program will air on April 20th.


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Palin Garners More Than Huck/TPaw/Romney Combined In 7000 Vote Poll

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on April 5, 2011

At the Hot Air April poll which was notable for the stringent mechanism they undertook to ensure there was no double voting Sarah Palin absolutely ran away with the massive 7000 vote poll. She not only had three times as many votes as Romney but had more than all the major front runners combined-an astonishing result.

This poll result only goes to reinforce what has been apparent in poll after poll-the grass roots want a true conservative which fact the media steadfastly ignore.

Hot Air results:

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

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