(Updated) Dan Caplis introduces Sarah Palin as “the most influential woman in the history of the Republican Party”
Posted by Dr. Fay on July 19, 2014
Video retrieved from Shelly Dankert
OUTSTANDING introduction of Governor Palin by radio talk host Dan Caplis at the beginning of this video. It reflects what Anthony Cotton said in his article at the Denver Post days before the event:
Sarah Palin, Ben Carson headline Colorado Western Conservative Summit
When John Andrews says the 2014 edition of the Western Conservative Summit has a chance to be the most influential in its five-year history, he points to the recent visits of former President Bill Clinton and his wife, possible presidential candidate Hillary, Denver’s bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention, and Senate and gubernatorial races that will attract national attention as signs that Colorado “is now in the political spotlight.”
And then there’s Sarah Palin.
Palin, who recently authored an opinion piece for the conservative Breitbart News Network calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, will be one of the featured speakers at the conference, which will run July 18-20 in Denver.
While some politicos make the argument that the influence of the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate is waning, Andrews strongly disagrees.
“I’ve been in politics for 40 years — I worked as a speechwriter for (former president Richard) Nixon,” said Andrews, the founder of the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University, which sponsors the summit. “I’ve seen stars rise and fall, but I’ve never seen anything like Palin. … Her endorsement is more coveted and more potent than anyone’s out there.”
Andrews says he’s been trying to get Palin to attend the summit since she made an appearance on the CCU campus in 2011.
Following are some reports from her epic speech today. Be sure to watch the video above of Governor Palin’s speech, which might well be entitled, “The Forgotten Man” and includes a lot of memorable one liners, such as “This President’s ‘forgotten man’ is We the People.” and “We’re not gonna dethrone God and substitute Him with someone who wants to play God.” After listing Obama’s many violations earlier in her speech, she also said, “You know, we had a revolution back in 1776 because we don’t do kings.”
Tony Lee at Breitbart.com wrote:
Sarah Palin: Why Aren’t Illegals Sent to Mark Zuckerberg’s Neighborhood?
19 Jul 2014, 2:52 PM PDT
On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wondered why President Barack Obama’s administration was not dumping illegal immigrant children in exclusive liberal communities in Manhattan, Silicon Valley, and the Washington, D.C. suburbs to live with pro-amnesty advocates.
Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado on Saturday, Palin said that politicians and their rich pro-amnesty friends in Silicon Valley or Wall Street can afford the best security for their borders that money can buy in their exclusive, gated communities. But Palin said when it comes to taking care of the nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children who have come across the border since October of last year that they do not wanted deported, the same pro-amnesty advocates want them dumped in other communities.
“Notice they are not hauling illegals to the swanky neighborhoods of D.C. and Manhattan,” Palin said. “They are sending them to middle-class neighborhoods.” The high-tech industry has come under fire, as Palin noted, for pushing for no limits in the number of guest-worker visas that can be awarded to foreigners while laying off American workers. A week after Bill Gates co-wrote an op-ed calling for an unlimited number of guest-worker visas, Microsoft decided this week to slash 18,000 jobs. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has also spent millions of dollars through his FWD.us group to try to ram through comprehensive amnesty legislation.
In her Breitbart News op-ed calling for impeachment, Palin said that illegal immigration is the tipping point for her on impeachment because it impacts working Americans of all races and backgrounds.
Here is another article by Tony Lee:
Palin: Obama’s America an ‘Unfunded Charity’ for Illegals to Overrun
19 Jul 2014, 3:28 PM PDT
On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin accused President Barack Obama of knowingly allowing turning American into an “unfunded charity” for illegal immigrants to invade and overrun.
Referring to Obama as “the DREAMweaver,” Palin said when Congress declined to pass amnesty legislation, Obama “waved his magic wand” and enacted his own.
“And that created the current crisis as illegals are pouring in to collect what he illegally promised them,” Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado. “If Obama won’t obey the law and secure the borders, it’s not immigration, it’s invasion.”
Nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children have flooded across the border since October of last year, and the number of illegal immigrant children unlawfully entering the country drastically spiked since Obama unilaterally enacted his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 while the murder rate in Central American nations declined during the same period. There have been nearly 60,000 illegal immigrants who have entered the country since October of last year. Federal officials expect at least 150,000 more in the next fiscal year, and Palin said “America the unfunded charity” will be “overrun” with illegals.
Municipalities from Virginia to California have expressed serious concerns about how they can afford to pay to take care of illegal immigrant children that the Obama administration — often without advance notice — is dumping in their communities.
Palin also warned that gangsters and terrorists “will be mixed in there” with illegal immigrants coming across the border and it was “insane” to expect municipalities across the country that are already “stretched to the max” to take care of all of the illegal immigrant children. Breitbart Texas has been reporting that some of the world’s most dangerous gangs are using detention centers to recruit new members. And this week, Breitbart Texas reported that an illegal immigrant who came to the country with children and was released from a detention center in June with a “notice to appear” was arrested for murder.
To make matters worse, Palin said that the “forgotten man” who cannot catch a break will now see their tax dollars go to help take care of illegal immigrants while they are forced to compete with them for shrinking resources and jobs.
She asked Democrats whether they support the Obama Doctrine, which she said was: ‘Break the law, get a reward.” Palin said Obama’s “incentives are invitations” and the illegal immigration crisis will “get worse” if the Obama administration does not take border security more seriously.
PRESSTV reported on Governor Palin’s strike back at Eric Holder:
Sarah Palin: ‘I don’t need lectures from Eric Holder’
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hit back at Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday for criticizing her call to impeach President Obama over the border crisis.
“I don’t need lectures from Eric Holder, a guy – get this – so incompetent that he denied voter fraud existed even after someone claimed that they were Eric Holder and they got his ballot and they voted in D.C.,” Palin said at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.
Palin was referring to an April 2012 video by a conservative activist that showed a man entering a Washington, D.C., polling center and requesting Holder’s ballot, offering up the official’s mailing address. The video did not actually show a ballot being cast in Holder’s name.
Earlier this month the former Republican vice presidential candidate called for the president’s impeachment for his handling of illegal immigration. “This unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say ‘no mas,’” Palin wrote on the Breitbart website.
Holder said in an interview aired Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that Palin “wasn’t a particularly good vice presidential candidate” and “an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.”
“Oh dear, Eric. Not many cabinet members in U.S. history have been held in contempt of Congress, but he still wants to weigh in,” Palin said.
Palin pushed back on Holder’s claim that race might still be a major factor in America, calling it a “disgusting, false charge.”
“Try to get it,” Palin said. “Illegal immigration hurts all Americans – all races and backgrounds.”
“The gangbangers and the terrorists – they will be mixed in there – and we’re offering to take care of them,” Palin said. “I think it’s insane.”
She reiterated Saturday that the president be impeached. “There’s no other recourse,” she said.
Valerie Richardson at the Washington Times wrote about Governor Palin’s continued call for Obama’s impeachment.
Palin urges grassroots at consevative summit to support impeachment of Obama
Valerie Richardson The Washington Times Saturday, July 19, 201
DENVER — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged the grassroots Saturday to support her call for the impeachment of President Obama, imploring conservatives to push the idea with Congress.
“There’s only one remedy for a president who commits high crimes and misdemeanors, and it’s impeachment,” said Ms. Palin. “It’s the I word. You don’t need some fancy law degree hanging on your wall there to know laws are not being enforced today. Illegal immigrants all over the world also know that.”
The former Republican vice-presidential candidate spoke to a crowd here at the Western Conservative Summit, sponsored by the Centennial Institute.
She told the audience of about 2,000 here at the Denver Hyatt Regency that lawmakers regularly decry the president’s refusal to enforce laws, but don’t follow up with action.
“Okay, politicians, what are you going to do about it?” said Ms. Palin. “Let’s call their bluff. I’m calling their bluff because we need a little less talk and a lot more action.”
Here are two more articles by Tony Lee posted at Breitbart.com. In the first one, posted this morning, Lee summarizes the “Forgotten Man” theme of Governor Palin’s speech. I suspect that this speech will be referred to historically as her “Forgotten Man” speech.
Sarah Palin to GOP: Fight for the ‘Forgotten Man’ to ‘Win Big in 2016’
20 Jul 2014, 6:50 AM PDT
Ronald Reagan won two presidential elections by fighting for the “Forgotten Man,” and Sarah Palin said Republicans will only win presidential elections in the future if the party sticks up for the “little guy” and the “Forgotten Man” of all races and backgrounds.
Building upon the themes she has always fought for and distilled in a landmark speech in Indianola, Iowa in 2011 in which she denounced the bipartisan permanent political class and their brand of crony capitalism that extracts wealth from American workers, Palin told attendees at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado on Saturday to think about what Sam Griffith posted on her Facebook page. She said he wrote: “I grew up poor. My mother was a die-hard FDR Democrat. When I turned eighteen the first president I voted for was Ronald Reagan. My mother was beside herself. When she asked me why I had voted for him, I told her I didn’t plan on staying poor.”
“This is our message. This is what we stand for,” Palin exclaimed. “You wanna win big in these midterms, you wanna win big in 2016? Listen to Sam. Stand for a guy who still wants to believe in the American dream.”
Palin said the “Forgotten Man” is not invited to parties in swanky zip codes and Washington D.C. where crony deals are cut. She said the Forgotten Man “is the hard-working middle class that just can’t seem to get a break” and who is worried about their mortgage and the cost of college. She said the Forgotten Man “is the college grad who voted for Hope and Change, but now can’t find a job. Losing hope. Got no change.”
She said the Forgotten Man is the soldier we sent off to war who has come “home forever scarred” and denied his “promised compensation” while he is shuffled around the Veterans Administration while VA bureaucrats “give themselves raises.”
“Today, the Forgotten Man is the patriot,” Palin said. “She starts a Tea Party group to champion the blessings of liberty and prosperity… but finds herself the target of the IRS.” And Palin said when the “crystal-clear evidence stares” Obama in the face about the IRS’s corruption, Obama slaps the Forgotten Man in the face and says, “no corruption at all.” Not even a smidgen.
“Sadly, the forgotten man has used to being lied to,” Palin said. She singled out Benghazi, where Palin said “our ambassador there begged for security and was ignored and murdered when the consulate was attacked by savage Muslim terrorists.” She said Obama promptly lied to Americans and blamed a YouTube video for “this highly organized, premeditated attack.”
Speaking at the same Colorado university in which she gave a Reaganesque foreign policy speech three years that found the sweet spot between retreating into isolationism and recklessly and naively trying to be the world’s policeman, Palin said the “Forgotten Man is used to Obama’s lawlessness” — and she cited “amnesty” as the chief example.
Palin noted that Obama has turned America into an “unfunded charity” that illegal immigrants can invade and overrun after unilaterally passing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Palin also wondered why illegal immigrant children were being dumped in working-class and middle-class communities in not in swanky zip codes in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, and Manhattan, places where pro-amnesty advocates are pressuring Obama to not deport the nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children who have unlawfully entered the country since October of last year.
Palin also blasted wealthy amnesty supporters who would rather replace American workers with cheaper foreign workers, denying the “Forgotten Man” an opportunity to “earn a decent living and the dignity that comes with that.”
Palin said a decent living allows the Forgotten Man to get ahead and perhaps lay a foundation for their children to “finish what you started.” She said that exceptionalism is lost when people don’t play by the rules and those at the top promote lawlessness regarding illegal immigration and “collude” to “drive down wages of Americans by replacing them.”
She said that the Forgotten Man believes “in this exception nation” and will fight anyone who wants to fundamentally transform America by undermining its rule of law and “making it just another chunk of land on a map no different from the countries our ancestors left to stake a claim here — legally.”
“But who’s looking out for the American worker? Who has got their backs? Who fights for them? Who will stand up for the forgotten man?” Palin asked. “One man did. He was an FDR Democrat. And he left his party because he said his party left him.”
Palin said that man was Ronald Reagan, who said, “You can’t be for big government, big taxes, and big bureaucracy, and still be for the little guy.”
Palin said Reagan “stood for us,” and that’s why American workers stood with him.
Saying that Republicans represent the calloused hands of people who built the country and the little guy who can’t afford seats at swanky fundraisers but also does not begrudge success and loathes crony capitalism, Palin reminded attendees that the Forgotten Man wants freedom and the culture of life and the military to be respected. Palin also said “defending our borders and defending our constitution and rule of law” are important to the forgotten man.
Palin has been one of the few politicians in either party who has never forgotten the “Forgotten Man,” and that is why both establishments have often derided and reviled her. But Politicians on both sides of the aisle are tapping into the anti-crony capitalism spirit that continues to percolate. Even the mainstream media is finally recognizing it. Palin was ahead of the curve, though. Before there was Dave Brat and Elizabeth Warren, Palin delivered a landmark speech in Indianola, Iowa in 2011 where she injected crony capitalism on both sides of the aisle in “Boomtown” into the political bloodstream to make it an issue. Before she blasted the bipartisan “permanent political class” in her Indianola speech, Palin took them on in Alaska. She won and enacted significant reforms, accomplishing nearly every one of her campaign promises.
Palin also said impeachment should be used as the ultimate check against a lawless executive, and she again indicated that Obama’s lawlessness on illegal immigration was the tipping point for her to call for impeachment because no issue adversely impacts the “Forgotten Man” of all backgrounds and races more. That is why Palin announced in an op-ed on Breitbart.com that Obama’s “many impeachable offenses” can no longer be ignored.
The second one, posted yesterday, focuses on Governor Palin’s urgent call for Obama’s impeachment.
Sarah Palin: Impeachment Threat Making Obama ‘Nervous’
19 Jul 2014
On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said the impeachment threat is making a lawless President Barack Obama a bit “nervous.”
A week after Palin called for Obama to be impeached over his lawlessness on immigration on the pages of Breitbart News, two-thirds of Republicans believed that impeachment is justified while a majority of independents felt that Obama has overstepped his Constitutional authority. Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado, Palin said “considering articles of impeachment is the check” against a lawless executive branch.
Citing Obama’s “dereliction of duty” in enforcing the country’s immigration laws and securing the border, Palin said, “if that’s not impeachable, then nothing is. And if he’s not impeachable, no one is.”
“It takes guts to hold them accountable,” she said. “It takes political will.”
Palin told Republicans to “don’t be afraid to raise” the impeachment issue because Obama is making “himself a ruler and not a president.” Palin said America had a revolution because “we don’t do kings.”
She observed that “these days you hear a lot of politicians denouncing Barack Obama,” saying he’s a lawless and imperial president who ignores court orders, changes laws by executive fiat, and refuses to enforce laws that he just doesn’t like. Palin asked the politicians who are complaining, “what are ya gonna do about it?
“Let’s call their bluff,” Palin said. “I’m calling their bluff because we need a little less talk and a lot more action.”
Declaring that Obama’s lawlessness is “rocking us to our core,” Palin said that “no serious person can deny that team Obama has not violated and abused the public trust and the Constitution.” Palin listed Benghazi, Fast and Furious, NSA spying scandals, Obamacare lies, the IRS’s targeting of conservatives, the administration’s violation of religious rights, and the Department of Justice’s wiretapping of reporters.
“The list of abuses goes on and on,” she said.
Palin also mentioned that “high crimes and misdemeanors” does not refer to today’s ordinary criminal charges. She reiterated that the Framers referred to “a dereliction of duty,” and “the first duty of the president is to enforce our laws and preserve and protect and defend our Constitution.” She said Alexander Hamilton said impeachable offenses refer to “the abuse or violation of some public trust.” Hamilton called them “political offenses” because they relate “chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself,” Palin said, noting that impeachment is a check against a lawless executive.