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Archive for December, 2011

Palinite Plan To Deny Romney All Virginia’s Delegates

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on December 26, 2011

At the Palin-supporting “Conservatives4Palin” site, a commenter discussed the disastrous situation in Virginia where the sudden purer observance of the comparatively new election rules has denied Newt Gingrich ballot access. 

This has the potential to ensure that 100% of all Virginia’s substantial delegates are committed to Mitt Romney, at least for the first ballot.(See “Deliberate attempt by Virginia power brokers to deny Gingrich the nomination and GOP Meltdown in Virginia).



However,the commenter  makes the point that, even though in fact, write-in ballots are not counted in Virginia’s primary, that may provide a mechanism to deny Romney the 50%+ proportion of all votes cast that would ensure he gets all delegates.  The scenario of a deadlocked convention is then sketched out with Palin as the likely beneficiary.

If this write in scenario is indeed valid, then it would be in the interest, I believe, of all Palin backers, to spread the word to her Virginia supporters as soon as possible to ensure the maximum “write-in” votes are cast.

Better yet, we should encourage Virginians to write-in Sarah Palin, even if it isn’t allowed and even if their write-in votes would surely just be tossed out.

In VA primary, it’s winner-take-all delegate allocation if a candidate garners 50.001% of the votes statewide. If no candidate wins 50.001%, the delegates are allocated proportionately. By writing-in  a 3rd candidate, votes are depressed for both Romney and Paul, thus ensuring that none of them gets the majority votes and all the delegates in the process.

Call it playing mischief in VA, I’d call it strategizing to make sure that none in the  GOP field gets to Tampa, Florida with the majority of delegates – giving us a deadlocked convention, as you have suggested. With a brokered convention, we could then nominate Gov. Palin on the second balloting. 

Here’s the link to VA delegate-allocation rules. “

http://www.rpv.org/sites/defau…

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Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Posted by Dr. Fay on December 25, 2011

Today Christians all over the world are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, who was born in Bethlehem, where his parents traveled from their hometown of Nazareth to register during a census decreed by Caesar Augustus.   Bethlehem was the registration city for descendants of King David, who was born in Bethlehem.  Jesus’s  birth in Bethlehem fulfilled this prophecy by Micah, given 700 years earlier:

2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.”

This was one of over 300 prophecies fulfilled during the life of Jesus, with the first being His virgin birth (Genesis 3:15).   Who was this Jesus?  The Apostle John  introduced his gospel with these words:

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

So God came to earth that night in the form of a baby boy who would grow to manhood without sin and die to atone for the sins of the world.   But the story didn’t end there.  He was resurrected on the third day –  hence our Easter celebration – and ascended to Heaven, where He sits beside His Father and advocates for His people.  Christians look forward to His return and His eternal kingdom.

But today we celebrate the day he was born as a Jewish infant, fully God and fully man.  Happy birthday, Jesus!

And on behalf of our authors at SPIB,  I want to wish all of our readers, Christian or not,  a very Merry Christmas!

As Governor Palin said in her Facebook note:

Christmas is a holiday for all, whether you are a Christian believer or not.  The message of Christmas is full of hope, peace, joy, and the fellowship of all mankind

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A Christmas Reflection. Palin As Antidote To Nietzsche’s Superman

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on December 24, 2011

Nietzsche, in rejecting Christianity, a “slaves religion’ as “the idea of a God who gives us values, changeless and transcendent” left himself open to the charge of nihilism. To counter this charge, with a “God substitute” he posited the idea of a superman. 


This is of course not a physical superman, although Nietzsche’s ideal man can possess superior physical properties. Rather it is a real, superior person who, by relying on his intuitive sense of right and wrong rises above the herd. “The superman therefore is the ideal of someone who has mastered the practice of overcoming himself.”


That is, the superman views the world and its values as is in a state of flux. Recognizing the need to improve on outdated concepts, including his own, or to be left behind by a superior individual, he reinvents himself by casting off old values and building new ones.


The values of this Nietzschean superman, having rejected the Christian God, naturally include as virtues lustful sex, selfishness, the will to power, and, rejecting an afterlife, total immersion in getting as much as possible out this one and only life. Thus for Nietzsche and his superman, for society to reach its fullest potential a new system of values, based on a Godless culture, with the superior individual governed only by his innate sense of morality, is required.


In our day Sarah Palin is also presenting and in fact embodying a new, or rather revised, set of values, which stand in the starkest possible contrast to the Nietzschean system. By contrasting Palin’s Christian humility with Nietzsche’s superman, her prescription for America’s future become very clear. It is a future based on the values of love and submission to the will of a loving God, and the contrast brings it into the starkest light, where it shines all the better for the exposure.


Palin’s God is changeless and transcendent. Instead of relying on her intuitive compass, she relies on a moral compass whose north point is indicated by Christian values. Nietzsche describes the Christian view as holding to a concept of an inherently evil world. To live in the world and adhere to its values is to be opposed to God’s will (God being perfect) thus only an ascetic, world rejecting attitude, can bring a Christian salvation and the rewards of an afterlife.


This view of Christianity, with its concordant sense of guilt at the failure to be ascetic enough, brings a sense of failure. The suppression, as Paglia would have it, of the Dionysian, leads to an individual, in fact a population, that is “sickly and weak.” No wonder a Nietzschean superman is needed to manage the herd in this faith based nightmare world.


This view of Christianity  has next to nothing to do with actual Christianity, and most certainly Sarah Palin’s faith. The man Jesus was certainly of this world, as Christians are expected to be. The supposed sense of guilt at not meeting God’s expectations is assuaged by the indisputable fact that “all have sinned and fallen short.” the remedy is of course the life affirming belief of redemption by faith.


For those who take that path “springs of living water will flow from them” by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. If there ever was a prescription for joy, health, vigor, optimism and a full life the Christian faith is it. Sarah Palin, in her own  person is the absolute antithesis of the “pale and sickly” Christian visage which Nietzsche wrongly ascribes to believers.


The superman is supposed to be guided by the premise that there is nothing in this world which is permanent. In contrast to this false concept, Palin’s God, through Jesus incarnate, inculcates a transcendent permanence “Heaven and earth shall pass away but my words will remain forever.” Nietzsche’s rejection of Christianity opens the path to all the various forms of socialism, to dictators who view themselves as embodying “the will of the masses.”


The Christian God that Palin follows brings the direct opposite to Nietzschean selfishness. 2012 may bring the opportunity to finally cast aside the negativity which has permeated American life for the last decade and usher in a new age of Christian renewal.

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NRO’s Conrad Black Debunks Gingrich/Romney As Nominees It’s “Probably Bush”(Or “A Woman”-Palin?)

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on December 23, 2011

Conrad Black at the National Revue Online delivers a lengthy overview of the current state of the GOP race in a style reminiscent of George Will in his Reagan years heyday. I especially like his Warren G. Harding like byline photo-it challenges one to a game of “stare down.” These sort of people hold no fears for me and face to face, if they are not taken seriously, it is an easy matter to look them squarely in the eye.


Verging on the pompous and aristocratic (Hegel, Goethe, Madison make an appearance) he attributes to the GOP voters some blind watchman’s method of selecting the non-Romney’s. They, the hoi polloi have, through the mechanism of Hegalian dialectics chosen the one candidate, Gingrich, who has been, to Black’s admitted surprise, he is human after all, the only one who can stay the course.


The course does not run, it appears all the way to the nomination, sadly for Gingrich and his supporters, rather it blocks Romney receiving it advises Black. Gingrich is the one, chosen by pure dumb luck it appears, whose “scandals” are so pervasive and well known that he is immured against the sort of attacks, that have so effective against all the previous “non-Romney’s” by the leftist media , the Obama team, and the GOP adversaries. Thus his ill fated, but useful saga, can run all the way to the convention.


Black sets out that the convention will thus be deadlocked and will then turn to “the surprise that Newt has set up” in a quick and apparently merciful draft.The chosen one, according to Black will “probably be Jeb Bush.”


How the rank and file, who are apparently more conservative than in any year since the Goldwater run, will accept Bush is not mentioned. How the GOP would imagine the country is ready for another Bush-even “the clever one” is also not addressed.


The, to me, only interesting aspect of Black’s overview of the bleeding obvious, is his comment that, perhaps, a woman is in the offing as the eventual candidate.Out of this astonishing showdown of able non-presidents, either a mid-primary inspiration or a convention-eve groundswell will identify the right candidate. The office is seeking the man, or woman, but so far without success; so the search will continue.”

This possibility, a woman being drafted, would eventuate from a very narrow field indeed. Condoleezza Rice is the only Republican woman with the experience and profile that I can think of, apart from one other, who might be the chosen one. 


I have written some time ago (Palin/Condolleeza a Ticket For The Ages) that Rice  would be an ideal VP candidate-a concept that has more recently been taken up by “Smitty” at the influential “The Other McCain” site. “The Washington Times”  also floated the concept in a major profile. A Rice vice-presidential candidacy has many positives as we all set out. However it is a stretch to imagine she would be drafted for president.


Clearly there is only one woman who fits the Conrad Black prescription and that is, of course, Sarah Palin. the fact is that she has not endorsed any of the current candidates, nor has she entirely ruled out being a candidate (“it would take an earthquake” is not “no”). 


It may be that, as I wrote recently, Palin will turn out to be a genius for having avoided this embarrassing GOP candidates circus.


AT THIS LINK is a full analysis of how a brokered convention might come into being


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SarahPAC Email Christmas Card

Posted by Ron Devito on December 23, 2011

Following is the email Christmas Card being sent to SarahPAC donors and email registrants. It is similar to the physical card some supporters have received.

Thank you, Sarah and Todd. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Successful New Year.

Paid for by SarahPAC
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee

www.SarahPAC.com

P.O. Box 7711
Arlington, VA 22207

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TV Advert Asking Iowans To “Caucus For Palin” Running New Year’s Day.

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on December 22, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conservatives4Congresshave created a “Caucus for Palin” in Iowa advert.
From Shelly Dankert’s article at Nebraska Attitude:

We are advocating that Iowans caucus for Sarah Palin at this point in the election. We DO NOT support writing-in Palin in the general election in November 2012. This Ad is scheduled to air on New Year’s Day during the Broncos/Chiefs NFL football game on “KCAU-TV‘s sister-station WHBF-TV in Rock Island, IL (on eastern border of Iowa)



Sarah Palin – Commercial #5 – The Bear

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Merry Christmas!

Posted by Ron Devito on December 22, 2011

Governor Palin today posted on Facebook:

My family and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! I offer this to all because Christmas is a holiday for all, whether you are a Christian believer or not. The message of Christmas is full of hope, peace, joy, and the fellowship of all mankind; so I find it amazing that every year we hear more accounts of a ramped up “war on Christmas.”

How sad and ironic that a handful of grinches are at war with the annual celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace, whose coming was prophesied centuries earlier and was then gloriously heralded by the angels with a blessing for “peace on earth” and “good will toward men.” Even if one doesn’t believe the story, can’t one at least recognize the beauty of the message? Or at the very least, let everyone else enjoy the season without throwing a temper tantrum at the sight of a Nativity scene? People who feel affronted by a baby in a humble Manger display or a few Christmas carols have truly lost all sense of proportion and seem to be most in need of some holiday cheer.

At a time when our country is divided on so many things, Christmas unites us. It’s a beautiful part of our culture, and for many of us it’s a beautiful part of our Faith. In fact, for believers it’s “the main thing.” In today’s tumultuous times we can remember the bible’s record of Three Wise Men from the East who received an angelic message of Jesus’ birth. They may have been unsure of the message, so they sought truth. They trekked to Bethlehem to find out more. There, they found Jesus and they honored Him. The story of the wise men reminds us that today wise men still seek Him. So in this season especially, let’s seek truth.

Let’s celebrate with family and friends. Let’s shout a cheery “Merry Christmas” to everyone we meet. Let’s remember our brave men and women in uniform defending us far from home. And let’s all pray for a peaceful New Year.

From our home to yours, Merry Christmas.

-Sarah Palin

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14)

 

Retrieved from: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150444029133435.

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Christmas Message from the Palin Family

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on December 22, 2011

Sent from SarahPAC via email moments ago:

 

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Happy Chanukah 2011!

Posted by Dr. Fay on December 21, 2011

Last night marked the beginning of  the eight-day Jewish festival of Chanukah (Hanukkah), or the Festival of Lights.  On behalf of the authors at SPIB, I want to wish all of our Jewish friends and readers a happy and blessed Chanukah 2011.

Here is a summary of the background of Chanukah:

More than twenty-one centuries ago, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), who sought to forcefully Hellenize the people of Israel. Against all odds, a small band of faithful Jews defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks from the land, reclaimed the Holy Temple inJerusalem and rededicated it to the service of G-d.

When they sought to light the Temple’s menorah (the seven branched candelabrum), they found only a single cruse of olive oil that had escaped contamination by the Greeks; miraculously, the one-day supply burned for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity.

To commemorate and publicize these miracles, the sages instituted the festival of Chanukah. At the heart of the festival is the nightly menorah (candelabrum) lighting: a single flame on the first night, two on the second evening, and so on till the eighth night of Chanukah, when all eight lights are kindled.

Read more here.

Both Jews and Christians are celebrating important religious holidays this week.  Here is an article shared with us by our friend Benyamin Korn at JewsForSarah.com that illustrates the Maccabean principles that are part of our JudeoChristian heritage:

The legacy of Chanukah – faith, patriotism, defiance of extreme odds and tenacity in the battle of liberty against tyranny – has underlined the American spirit since the early Pilgrims, enhancing the unique foundation of the US-Israel covenant: shared values.

For instance, the statue of Judah the Maccabee, the hero of the Jewish rebellion against the Syrian-Seleucid Empire, is displayedat the West Point Military Academy, the most prestigious US military academy, founded in 1802. The statue of Judah the Maccabee, known for his principle-driven leadership and daring battle tactics, is displayed along with the statues of Joshua, David, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Hector, King Arthur, Charlemagne and Godfrey of Bouillon – “the Nine Worthies.”

George Washington became acquainted with the spirit of the Maccabees, upon settling, in December (Chanukah) 1777, at his new headquarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with ill-equipped, weary troops. Faced with a super-power, George III of Britain, Washington concluded that only a dramatic change could avoid a defeat. According to the diary entries of Louisa Hart, Washington told the Harts about a Jewish solider at Valley Forge who lit a Chanukah candle and explained its significance.  Washington’s reaction was: “Perhaps we are not as lost as our enemies would have us believe. I rejoice in the Maccabees’ success, though it is long past…It pleases me to think that miracles still happen.” Six months later, on June 19, 1778, the Continental Army implemented the battle tactics of Judah the Maccabee, leaving Valley Forge in pursuit of the British, who were moving towards New York.  Although the war would linger for five more years, Washington won a decisive victory.

Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were inspired by the Maccabees, proposing “Rebellion against Tyrants is obedience to God” as the American official seal. Just like the Founding Fathers, the Maccabees were a tiny minority of “rebels” – condemned by the “loyalist/pragmatist” Jewish establishment – rebelling against an oppressive super-power.  They prevailed due to their conviction-driven determination. They knew that swimming against the stream gets one closer to the source. The Maccabees were a role-model for Paul Revere, who was referred to as “a modern day Maccabee” and the organizers of the Boston Tea Party, who realized that there were no free lunches for freedom-seeking nations.

“In God We Trust” was inspired, also, by the Maccabees’ battle cry, which adopted Moses’ battle cry against the builders of the Golden Calf. A literal translation of the battle cry is “Whoever trusts God; join me!”  The Maccabees’ sacrifice and political-incorrectness, also, inspired Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death.”

In 2011, Chanukah is still a living experience in the US.  For example, the residents of Billings, Montana celebrate Chanukah in solidarity with the Jewish community of forty families, and in protest of the 1993 vandals who broke windows of Jewish homes that displayed Chanukah menorahs. In response, more than 10,000 of the city’s residents put make-shift menorahs in their own windows.  They persist, annually, in this ritual.

Chanukah and the Maccabees have become an integral part of the American way of life, culturally and politically. Americans respect the legacy of the Maccabees, who fought the Syrian-Seleucid super-power, mostly, in the mountains of Judea and Samaria, in the Judean Desert and in Jerusalem. Judah the Maccabee’s own Valley Forge was at Beit El; his capital was Jerusalem; he scored dramatic victories in Beit Horon (over Seron), Hadashah (over Nicanor), Beit Zur (over Lysias) and Ma’aleh Levona (over Apolonius); he was defeated at Elazar and killed at Ba’al Hatzor – all are located beyond the “1967 Lines.”

The descendants of the Maccabees are not “occupiers” in the cradle of their own history.  Chanukah is not a holiday of “occupation,” but a holiday of deliverance.  Chanukah is a holiday which highlights the moral-high-ground of Jews in their ancestral homeland.

Read more here….

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Limbaugh: P-A-L-I-N is Only 5 Letters to Write In

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on December 21, 2011

Several friends shared this clip on Facebook and after months of GOP campaigning, it’s intriguing that conservatives are still not satisifed with the slate of candidates.  At this point in time, I have to say that I agree with Rush Limbaugh. P-A-L-I-N is very easy to write in and if I’m not feeling that “fire in the belly” for one of the existing candidates, I suspect that writing in Sarah Louise Heath Palin will be the option that I choose.

 

 

This is the Wall Street Journal article written by Jeb Bush that Limbaugh refers to.

Cross posted at Sarah Palin Blog

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