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Archive for June 8th, 2011

The American Spirit (Unfortunately Missed by the MSM)

Posted by Ron Devito on June 8, 2011


Our family has been blessed with an opportunity to showcase all that is good and strong and free about our exceptional nation.

Even though the media too often sadly chose sound-bites over substance, they did get lots of substance during our “One Nation” tour from the nearly two dozen opportunities I got to speak candidly with them and talk about policy, politics, history, and everything in between. More importantly, I got to talk with countless everyday Americans who want to get our country back on the right track.


It’s been an extraordinary honor to meet so many fellow patriots who care deeply about this country, who want a brighter future for all of us, and who recognize the undeviating line that connects our history to our future.

Not surprising, some members of the media missed a lot of this due to their relentless and futile search for scuttlebutt. So, we assembled this video to capture the amazing Americana spirit of the places and people we visited. I invite you to enjoy this recap of last week’s east coast bus tour.

Please remember we must learn about our past – our great successes, our bitter struggles, our enduring strength – in order to navigate through the challenges ahead so that we might remain a shining city on a hill and the abiding beacon of freedom.

As we look to our Charters of Liberty and our strong foundation to fundamentally restore America, we’ll keep moving forward… and we’ll keep reporting on it ourselves.

– Sarah Palin

As published at SarahPAC: The American Spirit (Unfortunately Missed by the MSM)

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Reuters-Ipsos: Sarah Palin Leads Field For Republican Presidential Nomination

Posted by Gary P Jackson on June 8, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

A new poll shows Sarah Palin leading the GOP field for the presidential nomination. Mitt Romney comes in second. This comes on the heels of a PPP poll that shows her tied with Romney overall, and crushing him among Conservatives.

Reuters didn’t publish their internals, but if they do, we’ll follow up with more info.

In a question posed to Republican voters,. Romney, who announced his candidacy last Friday, was in second place behind Sarah Palin in a match up between potential Republican hopefuls.

Former Alaska governor Palin, who has not said whether she will run next year, had support of 22 percent of those polled against Romney’s 20 percent.

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Washington Times Editorial: The Palin version of history was correct

Posted by joshpainter on June 8, 2011

– by Josh Painter

The Times’ editors defend not only Gov. Palin, but also America’s “great national narrative”:

Revere warned the British? The tut-tutting was immediate. Reporters and commentators, having griped for days about being given insufficient courtesies on Mrs. Palin’s East Coast bus tour, had a field day. One if by land, two thousand by tweet.

It soon turned out, however, that Mrs. Palin’s version of history was correct. While Revere warned the Americans that the British were coming, he also warned the British – not for their benefit – that the Americans were coming.


Mrs. Palin is in good company. Ronald Reagan faced the same sniggering comments whenever he invoked inspirational examples from history. Of course, what the left is really snarking at is the notion that history even matters. Starting in the 1960s, the New Left movement rejected the past as having any relevance to the revolution they wanted to bring to this country. In their view, American history was simply a compendium of crimes committed by dead white males. When then-candidate Barack Obama promised to “fundamentally transform America,” he meant that to be taken literally. When Michelle Obama said in February 2008 that “for the first time in my adult lifetime I’m really proud of my country,” it was a genuine expression of the basic liberal attitude toward America and its history.

Tea Partyers and others who look to America’s past for inspiration are appealing to the great national narrative that the left has rejected. In essence, we have become two peoples: one with a vision of America as an exceptional country with a heroic history, and another believing the country and its people are burdened by a multitude of original sins and populated by groups who are owed continuing and endless debts because of that corrupt past.

If a nation doesn’t revere its history, doesn’t exalt its national story, doesn’t look with pride on its accomplishments and honor its heroes, it will not long survive. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous 1861 poem about Paul Revere sought to inculcate belief in America’s destiny. It closes with the lines, “In the hour of darkness and peril and need, The people will waken and listen to hear, The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed, And the midnight message of Paul Revere.” Longfellow got several facts wrong in his epic poem, but like Mrs. Palin, he got the message right.


Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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