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Archive for the ‘tea party’ Category

Palin: Welcome, Union Brothers and Sisters

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on September 6, 2011

Posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page moments ago:

In my speech on Saturday in Iowa, I said: “Between bailouts for Wall Street cronies and stimulus projects for union bosses’ security and ‘green energy’ giveaways, [Barack Obama] took care of his friends. And now they’re on course to raise a billion dollars for his re-election bid so that they can do it all over again.” This was shamefully on display yesterday at President Obama’s taxpayer-funded campaign rally in Detroit. In introducing the President, Teamsters President James Hoffa represented precisely what I was talking about as he declared war on concerned independent Americans and on the freshman members we sent to Congress last November by saying, “Let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out!”

What I say now, I say as a proud former union member and the wife, daughter, and sister of union members. So, as a former card-carrying IBEW sister married to a proud former Laborers, IBEW, and later USW member, please hear me out. What I have to say is for the hard working, patriotic, selfless union brothers and sisters in Michigan and throughout our country: Please don’t be taken in by union bosses’ thuggery like Jim Hoffa represented yesterday. Union bosses like this do not have your best interests at heart. What they care about is their own power and re-electing their friend Barack Obama so he will take care of them to the detriment of everyone else.

To the same degree Americans are concerned about irresponsible, greedy corporate execs who got cushy bonuses from taxpayer-funded bailouts, we should also be concerned about greedy union bosses who are willing to tank our economy just to protect their own power. As union history shows, power and greed corrupt. Just because you claim to represent union members doesn’t mean you are on the side of the angels. The greed of too many of these union bosses has all but destroyed the labor movement in this country, helped chase away our jobs, and is killing the American dream.

To see where this leads, look at what’s happening to the working class in our industrialized cities. These cities are going to hell in a hand basket thanks to corruption, crony capitalism, and the union bosses’ greed. The union bosses derive their power from your union dues and their promise to deliver your votes to whichever politician they’re in bed with. They get their power from you, and yet their actions ultimately hurt you. They’re chasing American industry offshore by making outrageous, economically illogical demands that they know will never work. And now that they’ve chased jobs out of union states, they’re trying to chase them out of right-to-work states like South Carolina, so eventually the jobs will leave America altogether. But these union bosses will still figure out a way to keep their gig, and so will their politically aligned corporate friends. As long as these big corporations have a good crony capitalist in the White House, they can rely on DC to bail them out until the whole system goes bankrupt, which, I am afraid, is not very far off. When big government, big business, and big union bosses collude together, they get government to maximize their own interests against those of the rest of the country.

So, now these union bosses are desperately trying to cast the grassroots Tea Party Movement as being “against the workingman.” How outrageously wrong this unapologetic Jim Hoffa is, for the people’s movement is the real movement for working class men and women. It’s rooted in real solidarity, and not special interests and corporate kickbacks. It represents the needed reform that will empower workers and job creators. We stand with the little guy against the corruption and influence peddling of those who collude to grease the wheels of government power.  MORE

Cross posted at Team Sarah and Sarah Palin Blog

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Palin: The Tea Party of America Rally Speech

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on September 3, 2011

Earlier today Sarah Palin rocked Indianola, Iowa with a speech that was, in my opinion, a stump speech of epic proportions! If you missed today’s speech, listen for yourself now!

Cross posted at Team Sarah and Sarah Palin Blog.

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My initial impression of Sarah Palin’s Iowa Tea Party speech

Posted by Roderic Deane on September 3, 2011

In what appeared to be a major outline of her policies, Sarah Palin dropped a HUGE bombshell on the current Republican field of candidates. She proposed an elimination of ALL corporate taxes, thereby removing all corporate incentives to cozy up to politicians.

Such a policy has never been proposed before but is a very simple, common-sense approach to defusing and eliminating crony-capitalism. Remove the incentive for lobbying for special tax breaks and you remove a corporations investment in those efforts.

Sarah went on to say that corporations should also be forced to live or die by their decisions without any government interventions whatsoever. I couldn’t agree more. I talked about Steve Job’s contribution on The Roderic Deane Show last week and the fact that his failures helped pave the way for his successes.

Sarah’s speech is going to have a profound impact on the current Republican candidates. It will be VERY interesting to see if any of them attempt to co-opt her ideas. She needs to enter the presidential sweepstakes to bring her revolutionary and common-sense ideas to the forefront. For now, she’ll have to rely on her supporters in the blogosphere to get the word out.

I truly believe that this speech will become Sarah Palin’s “A Time For Choosing”.

I’ll have a recap of all the events in Iowa on tomorrow’s The Roderic Deane Show. It will go live on BlogTalkRadio at noon Eastern time.

Cross-posted from Roderic Deane

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NRO reveals their bias

Posted by Roderic Deane on September 2, 2011

Although it may be coincidental, it seems odd to me that National Review Online would post this poll on the eve of Sarah Palin’s speech at the Iowa Tea Party event:

NRO POLL
Who is the better conservative standard-bearer?

Palin 38 %

Perry 62 %

9,581 votes

I’m not suggesting that it’s not a legitimate question, I only question the timing. After all, THOUSANDS of Sarah Palin supporters and activists are on their way to Indianola, IA at this very moment. I doubt if their travel is going to put this poll in front of them as it normally would. I think the timing of this post reveals an NRO bias towards Rick Perry. What do you think?

Hat Tip: Josh Painter, Texans for Sarah Palin

Cross-posted from Roderic Deane

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Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to bury Perry, not to endorse him

Posted by joshpainter on September 2, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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With apologies to William Shakespeare:

Friends, Republicans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Perry, not to endorse him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Perry. The noble Bachmann
Hath told you Perry is ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault;
And grievously hath Perry answer’d it.
Here, under leave of Bachmann and the rest, —
For Bachmann is an honorable Republican;
So are they all, all honorable Republicans, —
Come I to speak in Perry’s political funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to a degree:
But Bachmann says he was ambitious;
And Bachmann is an honorable Republican.

According to Scott Conroy, national political reporter for RealClearPolitics, Gov. Palin will make it clear that she if enters the presidential race later this month she will “vociferously” challenge Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s self-created image of solidarity with the tea party movement:

In her speech at the bucolic National Balloon Classic field in Indianola, Palin will lean on loaded phrases like “crony capitalism” and “permanent political class” in laying out her view of the U.S. political system’s deep-rooted ills, according to a source close to Palin and familiar with the content of the speech.

Though she will not call Perry out by name, Palin’s carefully couched rhetoric will leave the impression that she may soon draw more overt attention to one of the Texan’s potential vulnerabilities as a candidate: his history of doling out plum positions and other benefits to generous campaign donors during his nearly 11-year tenure as the nation’s longest serving governor.

“Part of what she’s going to be addressing is the frustration that many Americans feel that nothing gets done in Washington, D.C.,” a Palin source told RealClearPolitics. “We know that we have a debt problem and that we need to rein in government waste, and yet nothing ever gets done. Why is that? What special interests are involved?”

Palin’s speech before what will likely be one of the largest crowds of the campaign season to date will come on the third anniversary of her 2008 Republican convention address in the Twin Cities, when she accepted the vice presidential nomination in an almost universally acclaimed speaking performance.

In another likely indication that she still has her sights set on a White House run, Palin will also tout her record as governor of Alaska, particularly in ushering in what an aide described as “sudden and relentless reform” to state government.

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Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war.

Cross-posted from Texans for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Lloyd Marcus: Palin Power Coming On Stronger!

Posted by joshpainter on August 6, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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TEA Party activist Lloyd Marcus acknowledges Gov. Palin’s unqualified defense of the movement as it has come under unprecedented attack from leftist Democrats and Vichy Republicans in recent days:

Sarah Palin’s latest “in your face” to the Obama administration in defense of the Tea Party is guaranteed to infuriate the left and terrify the timid on our side. Sarah said, “If we were real domestic terrorists, shoot, Obama would want to pal around with us, wouldn’t he?”

Wow! I loooooooove this woman!

Compare Palin’s cojones to those of Republican presidential candidate, Jon Huntsman. Huntsman encouraged Republicans to surrender to Obama during the debt ceiling battle. Get this, folks: as a contender for the White House, Huntsman said he will not attack Obama.

How absurd is that? Huntsman’s going into the ring with the Mike Tyson of politics, and his strategy is not to hit.

Compared to the John-Wayne true grit of Sarah Palin, Mr. Huntsman sounds pathetically metrosexual.

Talk about a “no surrender, no retreat” attitude! Despite a relentless and unprecedented effort to destroy her and her family, Palin is just as bold and beautiful as she was when she gave her extraordinary VP nominee acceptance speech in 2008.

I know you fearful folks on our side will flood me with e-mails about how Palin is too this or too that. Well, I am sorry, but every time this woman speaks, I feel excited. But most important, I feel empowered. After the Republicans’ depressing cave on the debt ceiling, Lord knows we Tea Party patriots desperately need to feel empowered.

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Sorry, Representative Bachmann; sorry Congressman Paul. No leader has been a stronger defender of the TEA Party movement than Gov. Palin. No one.

Cross-posted from Texans for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Again, Sarah Palin’s political wisdom serves her well

Posted by joshpainter on June 19, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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Gov. Palin’s political wisdom, as it has done so many times in the past, served her well this weekend. By choosing not to attend the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans she avoided the embarrassment of being associated with the farce the event turned out to be.

Most any political event which has a straw poll and sells credentials for attendees risks having the poll results skewed in favor of the highest bidder. As he has a history of doing at these dog and pony shows, Congressman Ron Paul purchased, according to the buzz going around the convention, a block of 600 tickets to the event for his faithful and enthusiastic followers, and as if by coincidence, received 612 votes to win the RLC straw poll going away. The implication is that in addition to the 600 “Ronulans” Rep. Paul had bused in to News Orleans, there were a dozen people at the conference who voted for him. Straw poll runner up Amb. Jon Huntsman evidently couldn’t fly in 600 supporters to flood the zone, but the former Obama employee still managed to get 382 Huntsmaniste to the Crescent City to vote for him.

As easily manipulated as these straw polls are, conservative media nevertheless give them plenty of coverage, without any mention of how the straw polls are almost always rigged. That speaks to the power of sponsorship and advertising. Though not as corrupt as their lamestream media counterparts, such conservative media stalwarts as The American Spectator, by reporting the flawed poll results as news, demonstrated that you can’t believe everything you read in the conservative media. Shame on you, James Antle. Even Investors Business Daily got caught with its integrity down by simply reprinting a press release from Ron Paul’s Presidential Campaign instead of fairly reporting on the straw poll. That’s hardly what we would call “news and analysis,” IBD, as it fails to satisfy the definition of either.

If the straw poll wasn’t enough to make a bad joke out of RLC, the appearance of Reggie Brown, a “comedian” and Obama impersonator, moved it into the Total Farce category. After suffering though an eighteen minute salvo of mostly racial jokes with a few shots at gays thrown in for bad measure, RLC President and CEO Charlie Davis finally decided that he had just about heard enough and pulled the plug on the over-the-top comic. Brown’s rude routine was rudely interrupted and mercifully truncated when a man went to the podium, told the comedian to leave and escorted him off the stage. Though NewsBuster Noel Sheppard questions the real reason why Brown was yanked, in our view that is a matter which is beside the point.

The point is that before Brown was sent packing, the comic had provided the left with a veritable armory full of ammunition to shoot back at conservatives. The Atlantic, Politico and the usual retinue of leftist blogs seized on Brown’s bad jokes as further “evidence” that the right is raaaacist, just like the left has been claiming since day one. The Republican Party has earned its appellation of “The Stupid Party” for its tendency to not always act in its own best interests, and sadly, its kissing kicking cousin, the conservative establishment, is quickly becoming “The Stupid Movement.” Most all of us are familiar with Ronald Regan’s Eleventh Commandment, “Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.” If Reagan would have had a Twelfth Commandment, we like to think it would be something to the effect of, “Thou shalt not give the left political ammunition to use against conservatives or conservatism.”

Which brings us back to Sarah Palin. Every time a “conservative” mocks or criticizes the governor, the left jumps on the opportunity just handed them to further demean her. “See,” they breathlessly exclaim, “even conservatives don’t take her seriously!” Never mind that serial centrist Palin-bashers such as David Frum, Peggy Noonan and the rest of their ilk are no more “conservative” than Zell Miller is a “progressive,” ammo is ammo, and it rips the reputation of conservatives and tears the fabric of their ideas, no matter where it comes from. Anyone right of dead center, even if just slightly so, knows full well in advance of making disparaging remarks about Sarah Palin that by doing so they are giving aid and comfort to the left. We submit that a true conservative, if he or she differs with another conservative on issues and ideas, should be free to argue the points. But attacks by those on the right against the character, intellect, physical appearance, or family of a good Reagan conservative should be considered a treasonous act by all conservatives of conscience, and they should publicly shun those who are guilty of engaging in such behavior. In the end, these attacks do as much to damage the cause of conservatism as they do to politically wound any individual conservative.

Getting back to New Orleans, Sarah Palin has once again offered convincing evidence that not only are her political instincts right as rain, the decision making process she employed to evaluate what she instinctively knew to be likely — an intellectual exercise — proved to be beyond reproach. She knew ahead of this event that the straw poll would be stacked against her and rightly judged that there was no win for her in lending her presence to this sham of a conference. Just like CPAC, the corruption spreading through the conservative establishment is tainting all its public events. Sarah knows that she and the grassroots conservative movement are better served by her participation in Tea Party rallies and other events organized by those who put plenty of distance between themselves and the (once upon a time) conservative establishment. She’s smarter than your average grizzly bear.

Cross-posted from Texans for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Can Governor Palin rewrite the political playbook?

Posted by joshpainter on June 2, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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Sarah Palin’s One Nation bus tour of the American northeast seems to have met or exceeded her expectations, so much so that she and her team will try out the innovative concept to the Midwest and the South. Associated Content contributor Mark Whittington opines that if she decides to run, expect more innovation in the form of her campaign structure:

Clearly Palin is conducting a test run of what may be the most unusual presidential campaign in recent American history. She means to bypass the Republican Party establishment, including the cadre of precinct chairman whom political candidates usually cater to, and take her case directly to the voters. Many pundits regard this as a mistake and even a sign Palin has no intention of running. The party apparatus is considered crucial for creating on the ground organization that a candidate needs to get out the vote.

Palin may be thinking of a different model, one that seems to have worked in the past two or so years to shake the political foundations of the United States: the Tea Party movement.

The Tea Party has not been a hierarchical organization in the classic sense. It is one example of what law professor and Instapundit Glenn Reynolds calls an “Army of Davids,” in which individuals band together, self-organize, and go forth to effect change. The Tea Party has been wildly successful in this, putting hundreds of thousands of people in the streets and organizing voters for the 2010 election.

It could be that Palin is thinking along these lines if she pulls the trigger on a presidential run in 2012. Activists, bound together by social media, would band together and work cooperatively to elect Palin, just as the Tea Party worked together to oppose President Obama and get more conservatives elected in 2010.

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There are, of course, naysayers in the chattering class who doubt that the political ground can be broken with with a campaign organized using such a cutting edge model. But if Gov. Palin were to get herself elected president in this fashion, she will have rewritten the political playbook.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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IBD Editorial: Palin was a fresh breeze in Wisconsin

Posted by joshpainter on April 20, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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In its reporting on Gov. Palin’s Tea Party appearance in Wisconsin, the media has focused on the feisty aspects of her speech, and indeed it was a stemwinder. But few have commented upon that part of her speech where she reached out to rank and file union members, as the editors of Investor’s Business Daily did at IBD Editorials today:

Sarah Palin hit it out of the park in a speech this past weekend in Wisconsin. She dazzled because, of all things, she reached out to her opponents. When was the last time we saw that coming out of the White House?

Amazingly, Palin’s words offered common ground between Tea Party taxpayers and public employee union members, who’ve until now been at odds with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s attempt to balance the state budget.

“What I have to say today I say it to our good patriotic brothers and sisters who are in unions … a pension is a promise that must be kept. Now, your Governor Scott Walker understands this. He understands that states must be solvent in order to keep their promise. And that’s what he’s trying to do. He’s not trying to hurt union members. Hey, folks, he’s trying to save your jobs and your pensions!”

In short, she came to save, not to cut, and in the finest example of bipartisan bridge-building since President Reagan made allies of blue-collar workers, she reached out to the very people whose hirelings tried to drown her speech out with obscenities.

Palin paid no attention to the thugs and kept her eye on the common ground. She put her finger on the two things that matter most to workers across the country — saving their jobs and their pensions — and decisively linked it with the reduction in the size of government sought by the Tea Party taxpayers.

As philosopher Eric Hoffer once noted: The elegant way to solve a problem is to take one and use it to solve the other.

Palin didn’t rest there, though. She put her finger on the real problem: union bosses, who, like AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, brag about their daily contact with the White House as if to say they have President Obama in their back pocket.

And what a coincidence: That’s where this sorry spectacle of rank partisanship is emanating from.

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As the editors noted, the union’s ill-mannered “rent-a-thugs” tried to drown out Gov. Palin’s words, but they failed. That’s because, the editors conclude, her speech “ultimately wasn’t for Wisconsin. It was for YouTube and the nation watching it.”

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Sarah Palin Has the Mojo

Posted by reagantman on April 17, 2011

from Patrick’s World USA

For many who have drifted off as it seemed Sarah Palin may not be running or because the media wasn’t slamming her recently with the frequency they have for the last two and a half years, the reaction to yesterday’s speech was fabulous. For many, Sarah Palin got her mojo back.

But for those who have seen the truth and understood the power of Sarah Palin since she was named to be the VP nominee, yesterday was another great speech by a great leader. The polls may go up and down. The media coverage may run hot and cold. Poll respondents may be picking the flavor of the day: Rubio, then Cain, then West, then Christie and now Trump. But Palin supporters are tight, strong and unyielding.

Palin supporters have known since that day she got off the plane in Arizona that she was it. Many have known it before then.

When you see the AP do a hit piece on Palin’s Madison, WI speech, you know she hit the mark. Whenever the media lies about her, distorts her record or spouts vitriol about her, you know she hit her mark. Whenever the entertainment community, the left wing bloggers and the intelligentsia bash her, you know she hit her mark.

Sarah Palin rode into Madison, WI yesterday and took front and center as she fired off some of the heaviest artillery she has fired off since running for Vice President. Sarah Palin was a warrior, a great Tea Party patriot and the true leader of the Palin army: a leader who leads from out front.

What you saw yesterday in Madison was a woman that will fight like hell to secure our nation and get it back on track. If Republicans miss this opportunity to nominate our next great one, we will lose the fire, spirit and determination that we saw yesterday.

Does anyone really think that there’s someone who can do better than that? If they do, then they need to show us that person. It’s more likely they’ve been brainwashed or they are influenced by a GOP establishment that has not recognized that the times are changing and business as usual is unacceptable to the party base.

Sarah Palin has always had the mojo. Don’t let the media tell you otherwise.

Dan Riehl: Sarah Palin Goes Where The Battle Is

Jedediah Bila: Sarah Palin rocks Madison

Breitbart: This is why the left is so afraid of Sarah Palin and this is why they are doing anything they can to stop her.

Governor Palin: Video and Transcript of the Tax Day Tea Party Speech in Madison, Wisconsin

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