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Archive for July 17th, 2012

Lord to Romney: Invite Governor Palin to Speak at the Convention ‘Post Haste’

Posted by Adrienne Ross on July 17, 2012

By Adrienne Ross –

No, not that Lord, although He might also agree.

Jeffrey Lord, of The American Spectator, joined with others today to express disapproval in what appears to be Mitt Romney’s calculated decision not to invite Governor Palin to speak at the Republican National Convention. Now, these aren’t people who are doting fans of the Governor with an agenda to get their favorite conservative to the big dance. Rather, these are people who understand what is at stake and what she brings to this election. I hope Romney is paying attention because snubbing Palin is a nonsensical decision.

In an article entitled “Romney Campaign Disses Palin: Throws Party Unity Overboard,” Lord writes:

So now come all these news reports (just for example, here, here, here, and here) that Team Romney has decided deliberately — deliberately — to trash Sarah Palin by not inviting her to the Tampa convention.

And they expect people to rally to their candidate when they are out there sticking their finger in the eye of the party’s base? Sending a message to the Tea Party to go take a flying leap?

If this is true, and no less than Governor Palin herself has said she is uninvited, one can only wonder:

What are these wizards of smart thinking?

Historically, people who are trashed by their own party employ the one entirely fatal weapon they have at their disposal: they stay home in November.


What should be done? Having had the opportunity to once upon-a-time work on this kind of issue myself, here’s the answer.

First, quickly and publicly remedy this by graciously inviting Governor Palin.

Second. As the 2008 nominees, Senator McCain and Governor Palin should have some place and/or role of honor at the convention — in this case, yes, speaking slots for both.


Get Governor Palin invited now. Post haste.

She was the first woman VP nominee of the Republican Party. She has more than earned simple, basic respect.

Don’t add to Governor Romney’s problems by making him seem like an ungracious, small man.

He quite decidedly isn’t. But the lights are on now — people are paying attention. He has real enemies out there. He will need all the help he can get not just to win, but to govern.

And that specifically includes Governor Palin.

Read the full article here.

Romney has time to turn this around, and perhaps he will demonstrate, in this situation, what he has demonstrated in the business world: that he is capable of making the right decision at the right time. We the people are waiting.

(h/t Doug Brady)

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Doug Mataconis Adds His 2 Cents To Palin Being Snubbed By Romney Tampa Team (Yawn)

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on July 17, 2012

When looking to be amused by condescension, arrogance and pomposity there is no better place than “Outside The Beltway” the pontification lair of one Doug Mataconis.

This is the man who, when the overflow crowd was so large at CPAC and Palin was mobbed post address said he would be out the back at the bar. He never misses an opportunity for some snide remark about Palin. A Tweet a couple of days ago  along the lines of  (who could be bothered to remember his exact words) I am mildly amused that Palin does not have an invite to Tampa, gives an indication of his manner.

Anyway, for the amusement du jour  Mataconis, along with luminaries like Andrew Sullivan and Taylor Marsh who also have a Palin obsession, has weighed in with his comments on Romney/Palin Tampa.

Most of his post is a cut and paste from the Peter Boyer article at Daily Beast. In his commentary he repeats exactly the sort of incorrect historical reference which, if Palin had done, he would no doubt sarcastically pillory her. Writing that Palin being excluded from Tampa would make her the “would be the first former Vice-Presidential nominee to be denied a role at their parties convention since, well, John Edwards in 2008 and pretty much nobody else,”

It has been pointed out that Bob Dole and Jack Kemp were denied an active role subsequent to their run, as of course did Spiro Agnew. American political history is littered with former vice-presidents who were actually removed from running with their president for another term which is of course much worse than simply being denied a speaking slot-Hamlin/Colfax/Wallace/Hobart come immediately to mind.

In his subsequent post cut and paste commentary Mataconis says “if the story goes viral”. he must be in a cocoon somewhere as a simple search on Yahoo finds Palin trending in second place in most looked for articles, and 304 current posts about her. Hilariously he says that at the point the story goes viral activists will start “rallying behind Palin again”. Again if he looked outside the Beltway he would see that many activist sites like Conservatives4Palin and the real journalist Stacy McCain have made a big deal about this

Robert Stacy McCain ‏@rsmccain

Dear Mitt: Please fix this immediately. … Signed, Several Million People Whose Help You Need to Win in November

More cut and paste follows where he quotes Morrisey to the effect that:

” The article seems to be pretty heavy on sourcing from Palin’s camp, and very little from Tea Party activists. In fact, it seems very heavily sourced from Palin herself.”

What was Palin supposed to do when she was asked for comment about the situation-say “no comment” about such an important matter? Obviously Palin did not write nor initiate the story, but logic is not a strong point for the anti-Palinites.

More cut and paste, this time Dave Weigel-no friend of Palin’s of course who basically advises that Palin, answering a simple question, remember she did not initiate this whole brouhaha, is “Palin going for  the maximum self-aggrandizement”. How the liberal media hates this pro-life woman is continually astonishing frankly. And horrors, in big red letters “She all but endorsed Gingrich”. Ah, but it was OK for Santorum, Bachmann and the whole crowd of candidates-including Pawlenty when he got his courage up in the second debate, to roundly criticise Romney and run attack ads against him? As I said logic doesn’t exist when PDS enters in.

In the Mataconis grand conclusion he actually concedes that Palin is popular with the base (even he could not get past the 3 million plus Facebook followers she has, nor the obvious fact that she has helped 6 candidates in a row win their elections) and advises that one reason why Romney may not want her to speak at Tampa is she could easily overshadow him. But he can’t help himself and makes this preposterous statement

“Palin’s approval numbers, which is likely just as negative as it was when pollsters stopped including her in polls a year ago if not more so.”

This is pure conjecture, or rather wishful thinking on Mataconis part. PPP Polling a Democratic firm allied to Daily Kos- a fanatically anti-Palin site, has Palin’s popularity at 2008 heights-68% approval, and an on-line poll, which taken at historic values judgement, has her approaching 53% approval-higher than either Romney or President Obama for that matter. But hey, why let the facts come in the way of a sloppily researched article. But on the  whole I am slightly amused with it.

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Governor Palin Endorses Missouri’s Sarah Steelman for U.S. Senate

Posted by Adrienne Ross on July 17, 2012

By Adrienne Ross –

Via Facebook:


As we seek to fundamentally restore our great nation to strength and prosperity, we must send more commonsense conservatives to the U.S. Senate. We need sincere public servants who will fight for us, not the special interests and the permanent political class in Washington. Sarah Steelman will fight for all of Missouri and all of us, and that is why we must send her to D.C. this fall.

Sarah has run a grassroots campaign the way it should be run – handshake by handshake, voter by voter, farm to farm, not TV ad after TV ad. As a former State Treasurer and State Senator, Sarah has often had to stand up to the political establishment – even those in her own party – to stop out of control spending and the destructive debt it leaves in its wake. As a mother of three, Sarah knows that we must cut our unsustainable debt to preserve our children’s future. She’ll fight hard for Ag families against the crushing regulations that the Obama administration has put on them.

Please join me in supporting Sarah Steelman for U.S. Senate. Let’s send a commonsense conservative woman from the Show Me state to show Washington how to get things done.

– Sarah Palin

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Laura Ingraham and Newt Gingrich: Governor Palin Must Receive Invite to speak at Convention

Posted by Adrienne Ross on July 17, 2012

By Adrienne Ross –

It’s good to hear from other voices in the conservative movement who recognize that Governor Palin should be a speaker at the Republican National Convention. Laura Ingraham took to Twitter to express her views and even quoted former presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, who agrees:

Via Steve Flesher, here are images of those tweets:

Here’s the audio of Laura Ingraham’s conversation with Gingrich on her radio show:

(h/t Steve Flesher and Stacy Drake)

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No RNC Invitation Because ‘Palin is Irrelevant’ Nonsense

Posted by Adrienne Ross on July 17, 2012

By Adrienne Ross –

The political world is all abuzz with discussion of the fact that Mitt Romney has not yet invited Governor Palin to speak at the Republican National Convention next month in Tampa, which I covered here. I just knew the meme would be how irrelevant she is now, and I knew her detractors would jump up and down at the news. The truth is anyone with a modicum of common sense knows that no one wastes time writing articles about irrelevant people to express how irrelevant they are! The fact that they write about Governor Palin proves she’s relevant. See, they hurt their own credibility with their own actions.

Furthermore, anyone who doesn’t acknowledge that the Governor will light the Convention on fire, draw mega media attention to it, and articulate the conservative message with a boldness no one else possesses is seriously deranged, in denial–or simply a hater.

Contrary to an asinine article published in The Atlantic, it’s Romney’s own issues, rather than Governor Palin’s, that has kept back the invitation to the former vice presidential candidate, an invitation that should be a no-brainer. Stacy Drake dismembers the piece, authored by Elspeth Reeve:

Just ask anyone who has seen her speak in person, within the last few months. Or ask one of the 1,500 people who gathered in 100 degree heat to see her speak in Michigan last weekend. Governor Palin is still very much a movement leader with “rock star” popularity, and the lefties can’t stand it.


Governor Palin didn’t get passed over by Mitt Romney and the RNC because she’s losing her influence, quite the contrary. If Governor Palin did attend the Republican Convention, and delivered a prime-time address, she would outshine their candidate a hundred times over. She didn’t mean to upstage John McCain in 2008, but she did, just by being herself. There is no doubt that Romney’s advisers aren’t aware of that. It’s nothing more than a left-wing pipe dream to think she wasn’t invited because she’s losing her stature.

The bottom-line is that she wasn’t invited to the GOP Convention because their 2012 nominee hasn’t extended an invitation. It fits the way Mitt Romney has treated Governor Palin ever since his staff started publicly trashing her before the 2008 election. It also fits the way the GOP establishment treats outsiders and reformers.

I hope The Atlantic is proud that they did their part to assist the good ole boys in the GOP establishment, cover their backsides, with this scatterbrained hit-piece.

Read Stacy’s full article here.

The GOP needs all the excitement it can get with Mitt Romney as the nominee. It also needs a true conservative message shouted from the rooftops to combat the leftist nonsense President Obama is spewing all over the nation. Who better for the task than Governor Palin? Hopefully, Mitt Romney and the GOP establishment will come to their senses, put egos aside, and do the common sense thing: invite the de facto leader of the tea party movement, the most recognizable voice for conservatism, and the only woman to ever be on a Republican ticket for vice president to speak at the Republican National Convention.

Like I said, it’s a no-brainer.

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