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SarahPAC: Merry Christmas

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on December 19, 2012

SarahPAC emailed the following message to wish supporters a Merry Christmas:

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Remembering the Service and Sacrifice of Our Veterans on Their Special Day

Posted by Dr. Fay on November 11, 2012

Governor Palin posted this image and comment on her Facebook page today:

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Happy Veterans Day! If you love your freedom, thank a Vet!

Move America Forward e-mailed this letter from Gold Star mother Debbie Lee:.

A Veteran’s Day Message from  Debbie Lee, Gold Star Mother

It is with great respect, admiration and deep understanding that I write this letter to honor each and every Veteran that has served or is serving our blessed Country! I understand and appreciate all who have given so much for me, so that I could enjoy my daily freedoms.

I was able to sleep well in the safety of my bed last night, because you served.

I was able to pray before my meal this morning in a public place without fearing arrest, because you gave.

I am able to freely speak my mind and voice my opinion without fear of retaliation against me or my family, because you cared.

I am able to stand up for what I believe in and not have a Dictators thoughts and opinions forced down my throat, because you stood up to the call to defend.

I am free to worship the one true God who created me in His image, because you were selfless in your actions.

To each one of you I speak from the bottom of my heart when I say Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! You are my Heroes and I want to remember and honor you this Veterans Day. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think of the sacrifices you and your families have given!

My son Marc Alan Lee was laid to rest on Aug 2nd 2006.  I also remember him today as I do everyday and the sacrifice he made.

Thank you son!  His headstone says “Loved deeply, Deeply loved.” The love doesn’t go any deeper than that! He loved deeply!

He loved his brothers he served with, he loved me, he loved his family, he loved this nation, he loved his freedoms, he loved God, and he gave.

He gave it all! “Greater love has no one than this, that he laid down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) That’s what a hero does. They are willing to give their lives for others if it’s required.

I also think of my son Kris who served in the Marines, my son-in-law Christopher who served in the Army and my brother Jim who is serving in the Air Force! Thank you!

Each one of you have deeply loved this country and were willing to give your life if required for this country. Thank you!

Many of you have given your blood, and been wounded for this country. Thank you!

Many of you have  friends, family and brothers at arms who paid the ultimate sacrifice just like my son Marc! Thank you! We will never forget our fallen heroes or their families.

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Please join me today as a grateful nation chooses to collectively remember, thank and celebrate our Vets, who they are and what they have selflessly given. I choose to do that every day because they are my HEROES and I am so grateful!

Happy Veterans Day and God bless each one of you!


Debbie Lee
Gold Star Mother and Proud American

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Chuck Heath, Jr. also posted a Veterans Day greeting on his blog:

Thank you, Veterans!

Never can enough thanks be given for the sacrifices made by servicemen and women and their families. We honor them today and remind ourselves that their commitment and courage is never to be taken for granted or forgotten.

At this very moment, while some of you are preparing for church, getting ready to sit down for some football, or tending to your Sunday chores, there are men and women thousands of miles away putting it all on the line for us.

They’re rubbing the sand out of their eyes, trying to stay alert, scared (but brave), homesick, wondering if you’re thinking about them, and hoping for a letter from home today.

Don’t take them for granted… especially today.

Happy Veteran’s Day to all that serve and sacrifice.

If you’re a veteran, you may want to check out the 2012 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts list on the Military Wallet website.

Again, thank you so much for your service. We salute our nation’s finest!

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And And here is a video salute to all branches of our military:

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Astonishing Interest (60,000 Views) for Post On “How Palin Could Have Won (With Map) 2012 Election.”

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on November 8, 2012

The article reposted below, “Census Bureau Electoral College 2012 Map Shows Palin’s Eleven Vote Win,” has proven to be the most popular ever posted on the M.Joseph Sheppard’s “A Point Of View” site. It was reposted, on M. Joseph Sheppard’s site “Palin4President2016″ and at “The Sarah Palin Information Blog” site also in December 2010.

Surprisingly, pleasantly, and somewhat mystifyingly, it is growing substantially in page views even though election is now over and of course Palin didn’t run. Why so many page views now, and why so much interest in her winning the presidency?

From the SPIB site today:

Months and Years

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2010 95 95
2011 71 78 71 80 34 48 99 26 67 22 44 37 677
2012 118 201 116 108 368 364 363 1,397 4,516 4,550 22,896 34,997

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The article was written at a time when it was considered that Palin might make a run for the GOP nomination in 2012 and, of course, for the presidency should she have been successful at gaining the nomination.

Given the voting history of the states assigned to Palin in the Electoral College map it was entirely feasible that she could have won the required number of EC votes to have reached the 270 needed to be elected (irrespective of the popular vote).

The article garnered a bit of interest at both sites and readership declined precipitously (and of course understandably so) after Palin declared she would not be a candidate in October 2011. But, astonishingly and interestingly, the readership of the post has increased strikingly!

Commencing with an uptick in May of this year and accelerating to over 5,900 page views for August and September combined, 4,500 for October, and almost 23,000 so far in November, as per the analysis above from the SPIB site, there have been almost 35,000 views at that site alone.   There were 20,535 views for November 5 through November 7.  Between the 3 sites where it has been posted, there have been an astounding total of over 60,000 views!!   It is, by far, the most viewed post ever on these sites.

The article had not been front page on either site since it was first posted, so for well over 20 thousand combined views to have happened recently in the last two and half months means that people are searching for the article. Perhaps and possibly more likely, they search for an Electoral College map pertaining to the Obama vs Romney campaign, and upon seeing the link to the post, are clicking on it.

This raises the question as to why that is happening. Does it mean that people are interested in “what might have been” and viewers wanted a comparison to the current Electoral College maps which showed President Obama with a substantial lead? Were Republicans looking towards 2016 should Romney have lost and judging whether Palin would be better placed to win under those circumstances?

The fact that there is such interest in the possibility of a Palin campaign – when she was not running and now that the election is over – shows, indisputably, that there is huge interest in the possibility of a future run to the degree that people wish to see exactly how a Palin run could bring victory. The map, in my opinion, shows a more than viable path to an election win for Palin.

Here is the original post from December 2010:

The final 2012 Census Bureau Electoral College adjustments are now in and we can take a preview snapshot of what the most likely result will be for Sarah Palin.

With the population shifts and a net Republican states gain of 6 electoral votes over the 2008 allocation Palin would assume the presidency with an eleven electoral vote margin.
There is room therefore to lose Colorado or Iowa and still win comfortably.

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Palin: Obama Scandal About to Break

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on October 5, 2012

Posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page overnight.

A major Obama scandal is about to break, which may partially explain his terrible debate performance. Looks like an October Surprise.

Palin then linked to the following article over at Brietbart’s Big Government entitled Obama Raises 150M in September, Tries To Block “Blockbuster” Donor Scandal:

President Barack Obama’s campaign raised more than $150 million in September, which was a record haul for the 2012 cycle, but the campaign may be actively trying to block a story in the works about a “blockbuster donor scandal” that could put its fundraising numbers under intense scrutiny.According to the Washington Examiner, “a taxpayer watchdog group conducted a nine-month investigation” and uncovered “thousands of cases of credit card solicitations and donations” to the Obama campaign. Many of those donations have allegedly come from overseas and may be in violation of federal election laws.

National outlets are preparing stories on the matter, and the Obama campaign has been trying to block those stories from being published.

The Wall Street Journal, citing “people familiar with the totals,” reported the Obama campaign’s September fundraising haul on Thursday, which shattered the campaign’s August record of $114 million for the most money raised in a month during the 2012 election cycle.

The Obama campaign in August also broke the Romney campaign’s three-month streak in which it beat the Obama campaign in fundraising.

And in August, the Obama campaign raised $25 million from people donating $200 or less. In addition, while the September figures are not yet known, “more than 2 million people” had donated $25 or less as of August to the Obama campaign.

Under Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations, campaigns have to make their “best efforts” to collect information about contributors who donate $50-$200, but those who donate less than $200 do not have to be publicly disclosed.

Further, all donations less than $50 fall under the “Pass-the-Hat” rule, which means campaigns do not have to make their “best efforts” to collect identifying information on these donors and can actually report all such donations under a lump sum.

The Obama campaign’s September fundraising numbers may give people a feeling of déjà vu.

In September of 2008, the Obama campaign also raised $150 million, which was a record at that time, and added 632,000 new donors then.

And as the Examiner noted, the Obama campaign in 2008 was hit with a similar scandal in which the campaign let donors use “largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity.”   More

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Palin: Obama Can’t See Egypt and Libya from His House (Updated)

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on September 12, 2012

It seems that Sarah Palin felt the same frustrations that many other conservatives were feeling as the events of yesterday, September 11, 2012, unfolded.  It’s most apparent that while “Rome is burning, President Obama is fiddling” or playing golf, or appearing on the Letterman show or fundraising or declining to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu.  The following was posted to Palin’s Facebook page overnight and in approximately six hours it has generated 59,400+ “likes”,  8,800 comments, and been “shared”  in excess of 9,300 times.  .

UPDATE:   Palin’s post has been up for approximately 18 hours now and it has generated 139,866 “likes”, 17.753 comments, and been “shared”  20,930 times. Whether readers of her Facebook page agree or disagree with Sarah Palin’s statement, the events have obviously evoked many responses regarding the situation in the Middle East.

Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs. In Cairo, they scaled the walls of our embassy, destroyed our flag, and replaced it with a black Islamic banner. In Benghazi, the armed gunmen set fire to our consulate and killed an American staff member. The Islamic radicals claim that these attacks are in protest to some film criticizing Islam. In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was so outrageous many of us thought it must be a satire. The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (Funny, the current administration has no problem hurting the “religious feelings” of Catholics.)

But where is the president’s statement about this? These countries represent his much touted “Arab Spring.” How’s that Arab Spring working out for us now? Have we received an apology yet from our “friends” in the Muslim Brotherhood for the assault on our embassy? It’s about time our president stood up for America and condemned these Islamic extremists. I realize there must be a lot on his mind these days – what with our economy’s abysmal jobless numbers and Moody’s new warning about yet another downgrade to our nation’s credit rating due to the current administration’s failure to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan. And, of course, he has a busy schedule – with all those rounds of golf, softball interviews with the “Pimp with the Limp,” and fundraising dinners with his corporate cronies. But our nation’s security should be of utmost importance to our Commander-in-chief. America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one. – Sarah Palin

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Palin: Appearing on Hannity Tonight at 9:00 pm ET

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on September 7, 2012

SarahPalinAddressesRealEstateConventionLas1According to the FOX News website, Governor Sarah Palin will be appearing with Sean Hannity tonight at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.  From FOX News:

 

President Obama took center stage last night at the DNC, but are voters really buying his plan? Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin weighs in tonight on ‘Hannity’

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Palin: CPAC 2012 Keynote Speech

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 31, 2012

CPAP2012Inspiring and motivating grassroots activists, Sarah Palin took to the stage as keynote speaker for the 2012 CPAC Convention where she was not only heckled by Occupy Wall Street members but was also given at least twelve standing ovations by convention attendees.  Palin, in her own unique way, took care of the hecklers along with a little help from the audience.

Like no other conservative, Palin gives the kind of speech that makes the listener want to hang on every word.  Never one to sugarcoat the problems our nation faces, Palin offers time-tested conservative truths to solve these problems along with a dose of much-needed optimism for the future.  Her evident love of country is clearly articulated in her impassioned words.

I was part of that 2012 CPAC audience and you can view my initial impressions here.

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Sarah Palin Talks to Kelly, Cavuto, and Hannity on Day 3 of the GOP Convention (Videos)

Posted by Dr. Fay on August 31, 2012

After inexplicably being frozen out of FOX News commentary on Day 2 of the RNC, Governor Palin talked yesterday on Day 3 of the convention to Megyn Kelly, Neil Cavuto, and Sean Hannity about the RNC and the 2012 election.

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Governor Palin discussed what lies ahead for the Romney/Ryan team in a telephone interview with Megyn Kelly.  She said that “things got ugly 4 years ago because Obama’s lapdogs in the liberal media will stop at nothing to see that their “chosen one” is elected.”  She said that Romney, having been on the campaign trail for 5 years,  is “loaded for bear” and ready for when the media try to warp his record and his reputation.  She said they must be prepared for unfair shots that will be taken but not be consumed by unfairness of leftist media. Governor Palin said that Romney/Ryan need a clear plan about how we are going to turn the country around to give people confidence that they will do a better job than Obama.   She said that we need to make people understand free markets were responsible for America’s prosperity.

In response to Megyn’s question about the Yahoo controversy, she said that the “Yahoo dude”who made “that horrible comment” also tried to change the context of her comments in her interview with Charlie Gibbs, and that she is glad that he “got canned.”

Asked for her opinion about Paul Ryan’s speech, Governor Palin said that he had some “big ideas” and that Biden would probably be “tempted to call in sick” on the night of the next VP debate.

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Although it aired later in the day, Governor Palin’s interview with Neil Cavuto appeared to have been filmed earlier in the week at her second home in Arizona.  It is an excellent interview, with a number of nuggets.  Addressing the criticism that Ryan and Romney had supported TARP,  Governor Palin said, “Mea Culpa!  Say ‘sorry’, we shouldn’t have done that We have learned our lesson, we we will not repeat that”.  She also advised the use of the “A” word: austerity.  ‘  Asked about the potential for a future Presidential run, she said, “politics drives me crazy,”  but indicated her willingness to continue to help.

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Speaking from the convention floor, Sean Hannity interviewed Governor Palin, who was speaking from her home studio in Alaska. Asked about Paul Ryan’s speech, Governor Palin said she was “very proud of Paul Ryan and pleased with the words he had to say. ”  She said she couldn’t wail 68 to 69 days from now until we get to “turn this car around” in the November election.  Asked about the economic collapse in 2008, she said that it was the most impacting aspect in that race, that after the economic collapse in September, it was  too late to turn around the media’s claim that it was all due to the Republicans’ fault.

Governor Palin described the 2008 Obama campaign as “this bogus hopey-changey stuff just built on this utopian idea in fantasy land.  She referred to Bill Clinton’s statement that the Obama campaign was the biggest fairytale he had ever seen.  She said that we now  have the opportunity to hire a new team of leaders to get us out of this mess.

Hannity asked Sarah what she thought of the campaign promise Romney would make in his speech that by 2020 North America would be energy-independent by using “all of the above”  energy sources, which would create a lot of jobs.   Governor Palin responded, “Of course we can do that….  Energy independence is absolutely possible.”   She said that it is unfortunate Obama “has decided to tap foreign sources instead of our own natural God-given sources of energy.”

Asked for her reaction to the general tone of the Obama campaign and whether she thought the negative attacks would backfire, she said that Democrats and media lapdogs will stop at nothing to get Obama re-elected.  Compared to the 2008 election, she siad that it could perhaps  get even worse during the time between now and the election.  Governor Palin  said that voters need to do their own homework because 90 % of the lapdog media are “in the tank for Ob ama,” and that what they relay is based on falsehoods.  She said that we need to trust the wisdom of the people, that they know what they got with Obama – insolvency.

Hannity asked whether she thought voters would decide on the economic issues and not the attack ads.  Governor Palin said that what it comes down to is  what will allow people to get back to work and  how we can reindustrialize this country and stop outsourcing our jobs.    She said that we do that by “not putting our faith in big centralized government  planners. ”  She said, “The  path to freedom and prosperity in America, it runs through free men and free markets, it doesn’t run  through government.”

Asked about the Dems’ charges of racism by Republicans was “reverse discrimination bogus stuff.” She said that they diminish the point they are trying to make by playing the race card.  She said that the  GOP is a big tent  and that  she cares about people’s  character and reputation, not the pigment of their skin.  Governor Palin advised to stop ” preaching to the choir” and to talk to Independents and Reagan Democrats,  who are people who want American exceptionalism to return.  She said that the planks in the GOP platform are the right ones to build that exceptionalism, prosperity, and security again.  She said that those planks are tried and tested, common sense,  and Economics 101.

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FOX Cancels Palin’s Appearances for Tonight

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 29, 2012

Just tweeted by Sarah Palin:

I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the… http://fb.me/1Db7xDurj

Posted to Sarah Palin’s Facebook page:

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I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure
wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John
McCain’s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect
on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight.
Granted, our honored and esteemed war hero has gone through much more
than the liberal media can ever do to him in their efforts to harm this
patriot. I look forward to hearing his words to his fellow Americans
tonight more than any of the other convention speeches. God bless John
McCain. Thank you for everything. And happy birthday, my friend.

– Sarah Palin

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Steele says Sarah Palin’s absence a ‘mistake’

Posted by Jackie Siciliano on August 28, 2012

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Agreed!

From Politico:

Michael Steele said Tuesday it’s a “mistake” that Sarah Palin doesn’t have a role at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

“I think it was a little bit of a mistake not to have Sarah Palin here,” the former Republican National Committee chairman said on MSNBC. “I
think she brings a level of energy and excitement that’s going to be important going forward into the general campaign… She’s the vice presidential nominee from 2008. Extend the invitation, give her a moment
to speak to the delegation, to the candidate and [their] families.”  More

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