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Despite The Corrupt Media’s Best Efforts, “The Undefeated” Has A Phenomenal Opening Weekend

Posted by Gary P Jackson on July 20, 2011

Organize4Palin members in Grapevine, Texas

By Gary P Jackson

So I woke up on Friday morning, the national opening for Stephen Bannon’s hit documentary, The Undefeated, and what do I see? Some cat named Conor Friedersdorf [no wonder he’s bitter] The Atlantic’s pretend “conservative“, phonied up a story about being at the opening of the movie, and no one was there.

The problem with this narrative is this “opening” was at midnight, Thursday night, not advertised, and the movie officially opened on Friday. Yes, I know midnight is technically Friday, but you get where I’m coming from. This bitter little fellow wrote a scathing piece, and of course the rest of the corrupt, blood libel media picked up on it and spread this phony story, hoping to depress turnout. It didn’t work.

As the day rolled on, reports began coming in of sold out shows from coast to coast. Several theaters had to move the film to a larger theater to accommodate the crowds. There were also reports of loud cheering throughout the movie, and in Atlanta, at the end of the movie the audience gave creator Stephen Bannon a five minute standing ovation!

The media was still trying to keep it’s meme going though, with many local stations just flat out lying about the movie and attendance numbers. CNN sent it’s crew to the Atlanta opening trying to ambush attendees.

Reuters dismissed the first sold out show reported, in Grapevine, Texas as insignificant, because “Grapevine is just a small town.” Yeah it’s a “small town” located in the middle of the Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex. Dallas is the 9th largest city in America, and Ft Worth the 17th. Their combined population, not counting the couple dozen [or more] “small towns” that lie between and around the two cities, the Metroplex combined population is roughly equal to Houston’s, the 4th largest city in the country.So much for Reuters.

As there were two theaters in Texas showing The Undefeated Grapevine and Houston, people had good choices. Both locations drew people from hundreds of miles away. The Grapevine location drew people from Oklahoma and Louisiana, as well as Central Texas, which is over 100 miles away. Houston drew people from South Texas and the Beaumont-Orange area. A nice little drive.

As we watched throughout the day, more and more reports came in as enthusiastic fans filled the seats. While everyone focused on the prime time showings, the ones sure to sell out, we also noticed in many cities the afternoon showings either sold out, or were only a handful of seats away from doing so. This enthusiasm would carry over to Saturday, when even more shows sold out.

Percentage wise, only Harry Potter had a better opening weekend than The Undefeated. This is amazing because Victory Films did no traditional advertising. This was all done via the internet and word of mouth. The Twitter campaign alone was incredible. Obviously Palin supporters worked hard to make this happen as well, knowing this movie is a game changer, and tells the story that no one but long time, hard core supporters know. And even for the long timers, this movie reveals more about Sarah Palin and what an excellent chief executive she is.

There were all kinds of stories of people dragging non-Palin supporters with them to the movie, and many converts being made. Notably one Conservative blogger, Ben Howe, one of the folks who actually believed the corrupt media’s version of Sarah, rather than the truth, has said that both he and his wife felt nothing but shame after seeing the movie, because they now realize how wrong they were to believe the media, and the GOP establishment’s narrative.

This past weekend was nothing short of phenomenal. Bannon is now talking about a larger nationwide roll-out, as well as a deal with Wal-Mart to distribute DVDs.

There was a lot of great reporting this weekend. Here are some links you should check out:

John Nolte: Empty Theater!!!: MSM Currently Brewing Up Phony ‘Undefeated’ Narrative

Larry O’Connor: The Atlantic’s Phony Empty Theater Meme Falls Further Apart


Nicole Coulter: ‘Ambushed By CNN’: Firsthand Account of Lamestream Reporting At Georgia Premiere of ‘The Undefeated’

Jim Hoft:

Josh Painter: How’s ‘The Undefeated’ doing today? Not bad…

The Victory Film Group Has a nice round up of stories here.


Victory Film Group: ARC Entertainment Announces Strong Opening for “The Undefeated,” with multiple sold-out runs and vocal audience support

Top of the Ticket: Sarah Palin documentary ‘The Undefeated’ to roll out to other cities 

Ian Lazaran CNN Concedes the Auditorium Where the Undefeated Was Shown Near Atlanta “Was Packed” and “Sold Out”

Then there is this from Ben Howe: ‘The Undefeated’ Review: A Profoundly Important Game-changer (Especially For Me) Howe was not a Palin supporter when he saw the movie. [on DVD] He had bought into the nonsense spewed by the left, and the Republican elite.

Ultimately, I thought she was the type of political force that was going to be around, needed to be treaded on carefully, but would never have anything substantial to offer to the cause of conservatism other than rallying troops which I still believed was a valuable service.

I thought she hadn’t gotten a fair shake in the media, but I felt confident that I could see through the bias and that I understood who she was, what she had done and what my opinion would probably be about her going forward.

I was entirely incorrect.

I consider the director of “The Undefeated”, Stephen Bannon, to be a friend of mine. He’s advised me in my own fledgling productions. I’ve interviewed him a handful of times on my podcast and we always talk for over an hour effortlessly. When I heard he was making this film, I immediately wanted to interview him, but I assumed that everything I knew about Palin would simply be confirmed by watching this.

We popped the film into our DVD player, and sat back to watch. One thing I had no doubts about was that Stephen Bannon would make a visually impressive, compelling film that would stir emotion. I was pleased to see that he used his trademark method of letting the people directly tied to the events tell the story (I often find narration cumbersome) adding their own particular emotions and perspectives to the narrative. These were all things that I expected and Bannon did not disappoint.

The film moves at a breakneck pace while still laying out a level of detail that brings you so close to the events, you feel like you personally experienced them.

Even had the substance not convinced me that I had Mrs. Palin pegged wrong, the film itself would most certainly have scored high for me as my all important test was passed: Did I look at my watch? No I did not.

In short, the execution of this film is excellent.

But what had me and my wife blown away by the time it was over, was the avalanche of information and perspectives that had been hidden from us over the years. As I would like for you to listen to my interview with Steve, I will not get into the substance of what caused the change. I want you to hear it for yourself.

I pride myself on my ability to know when something is baloney, almost instinctively. On Sarah Palin, I was so incredibly hoodwinked that the one word that my wife and I agreed described how we felt after watching it, was shame. Yes of course invigoration, satisfaction and all the other things you experience when watching a good film, but about how we had handled our vetting of Mrs. Palin, shame was the word that best described it.

Shame for not bothering to look up her record. Shame for not reading her story. Shame for turning the channel when she came on the TV. Shame for not listening to people that we had a great deal of respect for like Andrew Breitbart, Tammy Bruce, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

As Breitbart points out in the film, the greatest shame is that while this woman was savaged to degrees you may not even realize yet, some of us sat back and let it happen. For me to buy into the media template and not defend someone who’s only offense was being a conservative, is the absolute antithesis of what I stand for, and something that I shall never allow to happen again.

Read more and listen to Ben’s great interview with Stephen Bannon here

The bottom line is this movie, in a short time, with nothing but word of mouth advertising, via Twitter and Facebook, is a great success.

It is indeed a game changer. Palin supporters are making a point of taking their non-Palin supporting friends and neighbors to see the movie. Not only are these folks seeing the real Sarah Palin for the first time, they are learning why they should support Sarah. You can bet these converts will go out and find other people to convert as well. This is why the media has been working so hard to make people think no one is going to see the movie, or that the movie sucks. They understand just how powerful Bannon’s movie is, as well as how powerful Sarah Palin is.

Bannon made this movie because our media is corrupt, and carries the water for Obama and the democrat party, and lie about important events that effect the nation. The actions by this corrupt media this weekend prove his point.

The Undefeated is showing at these 10 theaters throughout the week. There are multiple showings daily, and senior discounts. If you haven’t yet seen The Undefeated go, and take a few friends. To check show times, order tickers, and so on, click here.

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Yes America, Sarah Palin Was Invited To Rolling Thunder

Posted by Gary P Jackson on May 28, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

On Friday we published an article talking about patriot riders of Rolling Thunder praising Sarah and Todd Palin’s acceptance to ride in their event Sunday to raise awareness of former P.O.W.s and those still missing in action.

Rolling Thunder is a wonderful organization full of real patriots, and Sarah Palin, the mother of an Iraq War veteran, as well as a former Commander-in-Chief of two military forces supports the military, and military charities regularly.

Sadly, Rolling Thunder’s “legislative director,” Ted Shpak, instead of checking with others, ran to the nearest MSNBC cameras and started trash talking.

Long story short, Shpak created a real mess. Even as we reported Nancy Regg had confirmed days ago that Sarah and Todd had been invited, the damage to the organization, and Sarah Palin’s reputation was being done.

Now it seems Rolling Thunder’s media director, Christine Colborne, has set the record straight. Yes, Sarah and Todd were invited to ride. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air was able contact Colborne and set the record straight:

After I read this story last night, I got in contact with Christine Colborne, who handles the media for Rolling Thunder. She explained that Shpak didn’t know that Palin had been indeed invited to ride at the event. The invitation came from a retired board member, Michael DiPaolo, who had connections in Alaska and got Palin to agree to attend.

Requests for high-profile personalities to attend the event are not new. Colborne mentioned that actor Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) attended at least one of the Rolling Thunder events, as have other celebrities, usually just to ride with a lower profile. Most times, though, those requests don’t even get responses, let alone acceptances. That’s a shame, because the Rolling Thunder event highlights the issues surrounding American POWs and MIAs from the Vietnam War and later conflicts, as well as providing support to their families, who really need the emotional support they get from this group of volunteer veterans.

Colborne spoke with me on the phone in the middle of an all-night car ride to Washington DC, and explained that the last-minute RSVP didn’t get communicated through the echelons of Rolling Thunder. Everyone is either in transit or already in DC, and internal communication broke down as often happens before a major event. Shpak (and Colborne) were taken by surprise by Palin’s announcement. Shpak does have the authority to speak for the organization, Colborne says, but he had no idea that Palin was invited by DiPaolo, and Shpak worried that Palin’s arrival might be a “big distraction” from the issues on which Rolling Thunder wants people to focus. Obviously, Shpak — a Vietnam veteran himself — feels passionate about defending the organization, but went on NBC with faulty information. Shpak, Colborne, and almost everyone else at Rolling Thunder are volunteers, just ordinary people doing extraordinary work, and that means they get the occasional hiccup.

Read more here.

Ed is too kind. Having worked events that need coordination, and a bit of media savvy, one thing I learned the hard way is to never go shooting one’s mouth off before one has all the facts.

Now I may be wrong, maybe Shpak made a good faith effort to contact someone…. anyone …. to see if the Palin’s had been invited, and got no answer, or even a faulty answer. What I don’t get though is why Shpak went directly to the most far left “news” organization on the planet to spout off. What purpose did it serve? Having a high profile leader attending your event is not a “big distraction.” The reason people like Sarah Palin are invited to these events is to help spotlight them. BTW, these events are open to any and all, and no invitation is needed.

Now we have an entire issue surrounding an event that is all about honoring our nation’s heroes.

The members who ride with Rolling Thunder are incredible. They do great work. That’s why this entire event makes me sad.

I could go on and on about speculating if Shpak has a political agenda.I could speculate why Shpak went to MSNBC, a company whose CEO is in bed with the Obama regime, and runs hit pieces on Sarah Palin daily. I could also go on and on about the amount of positive attention having a world leader like Sarah Palin in attendance brings. What I really want to know though is who does Sarah Palin need to see to get her reputation back?

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Breitbart: Sarah Palin ‘Gets’ Pop Culture

Posted by Gary P Jackson on May 2, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

Jason Mattera, editor of Human Events, shares parts of his interview with Conservative media giant, Andrew Breitbart. Here Breitbart discusses how Sarah Palin, unlike the rest of the GOP, understands how today’s pop culture influences everything, including politics, and how to use it.

In fact, not only does Andrew Breitbart think that Palin’s the only GOP candidate to understand how culture influences politics (not vice versa), but he believes that that’s why the mainstream media targeted the former Alaska governor. “They want to destroy her,” he told us, “because they [media] recognize that she has a transcendent pop culture factor.

Here’s Part Three of our interview with the author of the brand-new book, Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World, in which he discusses what makes Palin so appealing, and why establishment Republicans should take notice.

Jason and Andrew, while discussing other presidents who “got” pop culture, left one former President out. Richard Nixon understood the power of culture, and famously appeared on the hip, and very edgy show [for it’s day] Laugh-In, where he said “Sock it to me!(?)” one of the hip phrases of the day. It was remarkable because he came off as “the man” TRYING to be hip, but it worked. People liked Nixon for it.

I think normal people Sarah Palin’s age [and mine] are quite comfortable with pop culture, and take it for granted.

People born in the late 50’s, early 60s, who came of age in the 1970s and 1980s were exposed to a different world than our elders. Our culture was more media driven. Not to mean it was all shallow, or superficial, it’s just we were used to more media exposure from a variety of sources, than our parents, and frankly, to most of us, it just “was“. It had always been with us, so it didn’t seem out of place.

My parents, and their contemporaries could, and would, quote Will Rogers and Mark Twain, among others. That was their “pop culture.” People my age quote classic lines from Caddyshack, Animal House, and Saturday Night Live! It is what it is.

The Republican establishment has so insulated itself from the real world, by embracing the Washington Beltway, are totally clueless. They have forgotten what the real world is like, and they are so set in their ways, they’ll never embrace the new world.

This, by the way, is what happens when one of the GOP establishment tries to act hip. If that’s not pathetic enough, it just so happens that was a Martin Luther King Day rally in Jacksonville, Florida in 2008! Kids, and establishment Republican presidential wannabees, don’t try this at home!

Mattera and Breitbart also discuss Katie Couric, and her fall from grace, after driving CBS’ already dismal evening news ratings straight into the ground:

Speaking of Sarah Palin, her nemesis during the ’08 campaign was Katie Couric, who was not really trying give American voters information about this possible vice president, but was instead out to humiliate her.

Palin got the last laugh, Breitbart says, when CBS dismissed Couric for her abysmal ratings. “When I watch Katie Couric lose her job, that is a victory in this battle, because that person has manipulated media in the name of objectivity to take people down.

Breitbart also discusses the ascendancy of citizen journalism, and alternative Conservative media, as well as where the future will take us.

Check out the rest of this great interview here.

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How The GOP Establishment And The Media Are Trying To Stop Sarah Palin From Running For President

Posted by Gary P Jackson on April 28, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

The Republican Establishment has always been hostile to the Conservatives who make up the solid base of the party. Oh, they’ll take your money, and your vote, but past that, you need to sit down and shut up. They know better than us rubes.

The elites REALLY hated Ronald Reagan. To the GOP country club set, Reagan was a “B movie actor” an “amiable dunce” and someone who was not “intellectually curious.” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it!

It’s the default position they take on everyone who isn’t one of them.

How often do we find the GOP establishment sounding like the far left, when they talk about solid Conservatives?

By the way, the above comments were the nice things they said about Reagan. Both the GOP and the left were screaming that if elected, Reagan would start a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. The fear mongering was incredible.

The establishment pretty much pushed George H.W. Bush on Reagan as his running mate, and even then, that wasn’t good enough for the liberal leaning country clubbers, who ran former congressman John Anderson as a third Party candidate.

In fact, this is why, despite an electoral college blowout, Reagan only received 50.1 percent of the popular vote in 1980. Though it wasn’t even close, one has to wonder if the GOP elites real agenda was to bleed off enough votes to give Carter a second term, rather than see Reagan, a real reformer come to power.

Nothing has changed with the establishment either. In the spring of 2009 Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and others went on a ridiculous “listening tour.” Speaking for the group, Bush proclaimed the era of Reagan was over, that it’s time for the Republican Party to give up its “nostalgia” for the heyday of the Reagan era and look forward, even if it means stealing the winning strategy deployed by Democrats in the 2008 election.

Clueless. Utterly clueless. They held their first meeting at a pizza joint in Arlington, Virginia. The National Council for a New America (NCNA) didn’t last long. When you can’t even get people to show up when you have pizza and beer ….

By the way, as if to put an exclamation point on the Bush/Romney lunacy, it was the return of Reagan ideals, and Reagan principles, that saw Conservative Republicans win a historic election in November of 2010. They took back the House in a big way, gained in the Senate, moved into Governor’s mansions nationwide, and saw an unprecedented shift in state legislatures, as over 650 democrats lost their jobs to Republicans. Some states went Republican for the first time since Reconstruction. [after the Civil War]

It seems the country clubbers’ reports of Reagan’s demise were greatly exaggerated.

So …. what we see happening to Sarah Palin is nothing new. It’s just the “good old boys” doing what they always do.

With that said, the GOP elites fear Sarah Palin as much, if not more than the left does. They certainly fear her more than they did Reagan, something I once thought impossible.

Sarah Palin has proven she has no patience for corrupt, go along, get along, business as usual Republicans.

In Alaska she took on the entire Republican Party, which was swimming in corruption. Serious corruption. The FBI was marching politicians off to prison months after Sarah took office as Governor. Even GOP party chair Randy Ruedrich was hammered, and paid the largest fine in Alaska’s history. As a result, the Alaska GOP refused to put Governor Palin’s photo on their website. Childish and petty, but that’s the elite mindset.

Despite the sniping and nonsensically attacks, both the GOP and the media know that Sarah Palin is a strong, capable leader, and if elected would shake things up, and change Washington forever. She will mess up the elites’ little playhouse.

In a follow up to his Top Ten Signs Sarah Pain Is Running, Tony Lee has the Top Ten Ways GOP Establishment and Mainstream Media Try to Dissuade Sarah Palin From Running For President.

Now if you follow these things closely, none of this is new to you, as you see it all the time in the news. And if you read the comments sections on many websites, you’ll see this sort of nonsense parroted by fans of the RINO crowd.

It’s really interesting to watch. You’ll never hear Sarah Palin, or any of her supporters say a candidate shouldn’t run for office.

Well, except for Trump, but that’s just me.

Oh, we may think they are unqualified, or a disaster waiting to happen, but no one will tell them not to run. Competition is good. It makes the best candidates better. Keeps them sharp.

On the other hand, the Republican establishment is flat out saying Sarah Palin shouldn’t even run. As former Carter and Mondale staffer, and faux conservative Charles Krauthammer once said: “She needs to leave the room.”

This was during the debate on ObamaCare, right after she coined the term “death panels.” That was only the turning point in the entire debate, and she has been proven right a thousand times over, but since she’s not from the right side of the tracks, little elites like Charles dismiss her, just as he did Ronald Reagan during his time.

Let’s look at just a few of these:

1. Be a kingmaker (or queenmaker)

As noted by the likes of Grover Norquist and many other pundits and establishment Republicans, Palin, their reasoning goes, would best serve the party as a kingmaker. What they are essentially saying (try to follow the logic) is that Palin’s endorsement should be the gold standard but her candidacy would not be appreciated. Even more ironic is that should Palin run, it diminishes the kingmaking capabilities of the traditional and spoiled cast of characters who are used to getting their brass rings kissed every four years.

This one probably pisses me off the most, though there are several more running for that “honor.”

As pointed out, the logic behind this one is insane. In 2010 Sarah Palin’s endorsement was the only one actively sought, and the one that brought great success. She endorsed over 100 candidates in local, state, and national races, over 60 of them won.

Most notably were candidates like South Carolina’s new Governor, Nikki Haley. Haley was stuck in dead last, fourth place, even after establishment candidate Mitt Romney endorsed her. Sarah came in, made her endorsement in person, and Nikki was immediately the front runner, and of course won big. Plenty more stories like that from 2010.

So how is it that someone, who’s endorsement is the gold standard, isn’t worthy of endorsing herself, and making a run?

Here’s how I look at it: Anyone who NEEDS a kingmaker is not fit to be king, and anyone who can BE a kingmaker CAN be king him or herself. In Sarah Palin’s case that goes double.

There was a variation of this when the GOP was throwing Michael Steele under the bus. All of a sudden the elites thought they had found the “perfect” job for Sarah! A way to use her significant managerial talents, and fund raising ability, and keep her tied up so she couldn’t run for President. There was column after column written proclaiming Sarah was the absolute perfect person to become RNC chairman. We had a different idea.

It’s pretty insulting, when you really think about it. The elites want Sarah to do all the heavy lifting, then get out of the way so they can reap the benefits. They are just too cowardly to say what they are thinking: They’d rather she be barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen makin’ sandwiches!

After she’s done all of their work for them, of course.

3. You’re too divisive

Another argument is that Palin would be too divisive to win a general election. And the only thing those who say this cite are polls released over a year before any voter of importance started paying attention to the election. In these early polls, there is probably some type of Palin effect (or a reverse-Bradley/Wilder effect), as Sheya at Conservatives4Palin noted, where voters either do not want to tell pollsters they support Palin for fear they would sound stupid or are withholding their potential support until she announces her candidacy, if she indeed does.

Further, as Pollinsider noted, Palin always has a strong floor, which potentially helps her in the primary (if the GOP primary has many entrants) and the general election (2012 may be a “base” election like 2004 where turnout matters, so the floor that Palin starts off with would give her significant advantages over other candidates who do not have that built in floor).

Ronald Reagan was “divisive” too. He was so divisive he won two landslide elections! In fact, Reagan was a mere 0.18 percent away from winning all 50 states in 1984.

Polarizing is another word they use. Like Barack Obama isn’t polarizing?

We live in a polarized nation. You have the extreme left, and Conservatives. The mushy middle, those sainted, sacred moderates, that we are constantly told we must pander to, are almost non-existent these days. At this point you either want to return to First Principals and the constitutional republican form of government created by our founders, or be part of the “Glorious Communist Revolution” the democrat party is selling. There simply is no other choice. No middle ground.

The fact is, Conservatism, real conservatism, works every time it’s tried, and solid Conservatives win elections. Especially presidential elections. All one needs is an articulate candidate who can actually walk the walk.

That would be Sarah Palin.

Here’s the truth about polls, especially this early. They are at best meaningless. At this point in the 2008 race the whole world just knew the contest would be between Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton. As late as mid-1980, Ronald Reagan was 31 points down to Jimmy Carter. Reagan carried 44 states and Carter a mere 6.

What polling now is really about, is the media’s attempt to set a narrative. If one digs deep into the internals, it’s easy to spot the methodology used to get the results desired. You can manipulate samples and questions to achieve any result you want. One simply can’t take these as any sort of “snapshot” of reality. The only polling that matters is the one taken on election day.

Another thing Sarah’s detractors put out there is her approval ratings. I lived through the Reagan era, and the attacks on him were vile. Just nasty and very hateful. I remember editorials about Reagan’s age, complete with illustrations of Reagan in the morgue, implying he would die as soon as he took office, so why bother.

One could find Reagan was portrayed as an evil genius and a senile old man, in the same article! A lazy dunce who couldn’t do anything and an evil warmonger who couldn’t wait to destroy the world.

It was sickening.

They were NOTHING compared to the vitriol we see thrown at Sarah Palin though. Nothing is off limits . Sarah, her husband, and her children are all “fair game” to this bunch. The left and their media partners have thrown everything at her including the kitchen sink, so yeah, her numbers may be a tad low. As Sarah herself has said many times: “If I believed everything I read about me, I wouldn’t like me either!

Many detractors use these sort of things to say she’s “damaged goods” and we need to pick a candidate the media will like. Problem with that is, if we pick a candidate the media will truly like, he’ll be a democrat!

Republicans were fooled in 2008, as they usually are. John McCain, bless his heart, was the media darling. He was every left wing commentators favorite Republican. “If only John McCain would run for President,” they loudly proclaimed. “He is a republican we could support!” That lasted until he got the nomination, of course, then the long knives came out.

The New York Times endorsed McCain in the Primary with glowing stories, then as soon as the nomination was secured, started running bogus reports that John had been having an affair with a lobbyist. Sickening, but that’s how they work.

The media always sets the narrative the Republicans must choose a “moderate” candidate or risk losing those precious little darlings. Of course, the Republican establishment always buys into this nonsense, as do way too many GOP voters.

Barack Obama is the most far left radical ever to run for President, let alone be elected. Somehow I missed all of the articles from the “concerned” media warning the democrats about the need for a “moderate” candidate.

Why Republicans continue to fall for this media nonsense is beyond me.

In 2007-2008 it was common knowledge the left was holding their fire on Mike Huckabee because they knew he would be an “easy kill” in the general election. Nothing has changed by the way, Huckabee is still an “easy kill” which is why you see the left treating Huckabee nicely now, and the Daily Kos‘ official pollster, PPP, always manages to find just the right sample to make Huckabee the front runner in their polls.

If Sarah Palin was such a disaster, in the minds of the left, they wouldn’t spend every waking moment trying to destroy her! Same goes for the little elites in the Republican Party. Indeed, the left would be propping her up and hoping we’d be “dumb” enough to make her the nominee!

As for the GOP, if she was THAT bad, she’d get destroyed in the primaries and that would be the end of that.

The other problem with those who think Sarah Palin is somehow “damaged” is this: She has been absolutely hammered by the left and weasels in the GOP since September of 2008, and she’s still standing tall.

In a way it’s a good thing, as Sarah is the most vetted candidate in the history of the Republic! At this point her detractors have nothing else to attack her with. They are down to recycling old attacks from years ago, that didn’t work the first time around.

In a way, the haters have inoculated Sarah and made her all but bullet-proof to any attacks.

Put another way, Sarah’s numbers have gone as low as they can. They have no where to go but up, and that’s what a campaign is for. BTW, people should never forget that among Republicans, Sarah still has higher approval numbers than anyone else, and it’s Republicans who decide who their nominee is.

Now let’s look at a what would happen to a “media approved” candidate:

Everything would be just peachy until they got the nomination, then all hell would break lose, especially since the media would be trying to protect their messiah, Barack Obama.

They would go to any length to destroy anyone who dare try and take Obama down. But instead of having years to prove they’re not the Anti-Christ, the poor hapless Republican nominee would have six months, tops, to prove they weren’t the devil reincarnate.

Good luck with that.

This media approved candidate would also have to have a spine of steel and set of core principles to match. Of course, if they were that sort, they wouldn’t be “media approved” in the first place.

The fact is, Sarah Palin is the one leader who never panders to the media and actually seems to relish the fact she’s not in their good graces. She understands if that bunch was loving her, she’d be doing it all wrong.

Sarah has proven she can beat the media at their own game.

Read all of Tony Lee’s Top Ten, spot on assessment here.

The GOP establishment are just as much to blame for the mess this nation is in as the hard left. They have been little more than enablers to extremists. In many cases, they actually agree with them.

You got guys like Romney, who created socialized medicine in America before the left could pull it off, and Tim Pawlenty who is jealous he didn’t beat Romney to it! Oh, and don’t get me started on Pawlenty’s embrace of the global warming fairy tale.

Then there is Newt Gingrich. He’s taken being an enabler of the left to a whole ‘nuther level!

With “friends” like these, who needs enemies!

The media and the GOP establishment have been working night and day to stop Sarah Palin. They wouldn’t be putting out the effort if she wasn’t a threat, and you better believe Sarah Palin is a serious threat to business as usual in D.C.

And that’s a very good thing!

I started working on this piece before Sarah Palin gave her game changing speech in Madison, Wisconsin, interviewed with Sean Hannity,and hammered Obama on Libya …. twice.

There’s a new talking point out there now.

It seems, according to those “concerned” GOPers, that Sarah Palin isn’t making the required pilgrimage to Iowa like every good little candidate should.This is a sure sign, they point out, that she isn’t up to the task of running.

Besides she’d give up all of the money she’s making. Might as well sit this out and “anoint” some feckless loser who’ll get slaughtered by Obama in the general election.

After all, it’s bound to be someone’s “turn.

These people obviously never actually listen to the woman, or are so used to empty rhetoric from their bunch, they don’t understand Sarah Palin doesn’t do empty rhetoric.

If “Game On!” wasn’t plain enough, maybe what Sarah has said over and over since then will help. Sarah has made a point of saying it’s way too early for anyone to start running for President. In her mind, there is simply more important things to do, especially since the election is 18 months down the road.

Here’s a message to the left wing media and those GOP elites:

If Sarah Palin decides to run, and we’re almost certain she will, she will win the Republican nomination and the presidency, handily, and there isn’t anything you can do about it.

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Sarah Palin Sets The Media Straight On Alaska’s Film Production Tax Credit

Posted by Gary P Jackson on March 30, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

For Sarah Palin, setting the corrupt media straight is a full time job. The latest lie has to do with tax credits the producers of Sarah Palin’s Alaska received. Sarah issued this statement: [emphasis mine]

Goodness, cleaning up the sloppiness of reporters could be a full time job. In response to The Daily Caller’s online inquiry, I gave them a statement that the writer buried on his story’s second page (which most people won’t even notice – I didn’t even notice it) after he spent the first page completely spinning a situation to give the impression that Alaska’s film production tax credit legislation was somehow solely my idea hatched up to benefit the Palins years before I was ever involved in a documentary series on TLC/Discovery Channel. Here’s setting the record straight: As Governor, I signed into law a popular bipartisan bill that was crafted and passed by others and has resulted in numerous Alaska-based productions that are airing today. The only alternative to signing the legislature’s work product would have been for me to veto their legislation, which would have been useless. Besides all that, their legislation worked.

This bill was not some secret big government agenda. These Alaskan legislators just wanted Alaska to be able to compete with the many other states that offer similar incentives. As I noted in my statement (which was curiously buried by The Daily Caller – whose editor-in-chief was recently called on the carpet for publicly using a degrading term to describe women), I can’t speak for the film tax credit programs in other states, but the program in Alaska has been effective. The bipartisan legislation I signed into law in 2008 was borne out of elected lawmakers’ frustration with the fact that shows and films about Alaska were mostly filmed elsewhere. They wanted to incentivize production companies to film in Alaska instead of Canada, Washington state, or Maine. Their bill worked, and as the legislation’s supporters will testify, the state’s economy enjoys the benefits of having this production money circulating right here at home. It was so successful that state lawmakers now want to renew the film production tax credits for another ten years.

Keep in mind that we don’t have a state income tax, state sales tax, or state property tax in Alaska. Our state government is predominately funded by oil and gas revenue. Essentially we are using revenue generated from the development of Alaska’s natural resources in order to diversify our economy and create jobs beyond just resource development. Not only does this help promote a new film industry in Alaska, it obviously also has the added benefit of encouraging our tourism industry. These shows and films about Alaska act as perfect tourist advertisements for our state. People come here to experience what they see on the shows filmed here. The dramatic increase in Alaska-based television shows and films are testament to the fact that this legislation worked, and it’s exciting to see our state showcased and appreciated. There has been more film productions here than ever before, and the economic benefit of filming here exceeds the tax credit.

And another point missed by this reporter: apparently The Daily Caller’s conspiracy theory must be that I did all of this not even to benefit myself but Mark Burnett Productions. As I tried to explain to the writer at The Daily Caller, if you believe in this bizarre scenario then why not ask the sponsors, drafters, and supporters of this legislation that would boost job creation if they crafted this bill years ago in order to benefit Sarah Palin.

Any suggestion that I somehow did something wrong by signing this legislation is ridiculous. The accusation hinges on the notion that I signed the legislation into law knowing that it would personally benefit me. That’s totally absurd. It wasn’t even my bill, and obviously I had no intention of benefiting from it when I signed it into law in 2008 because I had no idea I would be involved in a documentary series years later. If you’re going to accuse me of benefiting from legislation I signed into law, why stop there?

Go ahead and accuse me of “benefiting” from the legislation my administration actually did craft – like for example, our oil and gas evaluation legislation (ACES).

You could say I “benefited” from it in the sense that due to ACES the state where I live (Alaska) now enjoys a $12 billion surplus. In fact, you could say that as an Alaskan, I benefited from all of the legislation I championed or signed as governor – just as every Alaskan benefited.

As I also tried to tell the reporter, it’s also a false accusation to suggest that signing this bipartisan bill somehow goes against my position on the proper role of government. I’ve said many times that government can play an appropriate role in incentivizing business, creating infrastructure, and leveling the playing field to foster competition so the market picks winners and losers, instead of bureaucrats burdening businesses and picking winners and losers.

Again, I can’t speak for what other states do, but Alaska’s film production tax credit program was an effective way to incentivize a new industry that would diversify our economy. It worked.

The lawmakers’ successful legislation fit Alaska’s economy, as our economy is quite unique from other states’ due to our oil and gas revenue. Perhaps it would behoove people to learn much more about the 49th state’s young economy before making broad accusations about the efficacy of business programs. People who live in ivory towers don’t understand the real world where governors and lawmakers actually have to fight to attract business and jobs to their states.

One final thought: having to set the record straight on my Facebook page yet again is further proof that the media can’t be trusted even to print a statement in a manner that people can read.

– Sarah Palin

You know the detractors of Sarah Palin are getting desperate when this is all they have left to bang her over the head with.

Anyone who watches TLC, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and National Geographic knows the tax credits that were created during Sarah’s time as Governor are working like a charm. You have shows like The Deadliest Catch on Discovery, Ice Road truckers and Axe Men on the History Channel, and Alaska State Troopers on National Geographic, just to name a few. These shows, and others, have brought the magnificent state of Alaska into the world’s living room. No doubt it’s helped the local economies, as production crews spend money, and helped the state’s tourism business.

Before this was done, many shows about Alaska were filmed elsewhere. As Sarah points out, Canada and Washington have been used as stand-ins for Alaska. Most famously, the 1990’s hit television show Northern Exposure, which starred Janine Turner and Rob Morrow. The Golden Globe winning series was set in the fictional town Cicely, Alaska, but was actually filmed in Roslyn, Washington.

Many cities and states have film commissions that offer tax incentives to production companies. There is a lot of filming in and around Austin, Texas, for example. There is a vibrant film industry in the city because of the credits offers.

Hollywood was built on it. New York City has a film commission. And lest you think this isn’t necessary, one needs to remember that a lot of TV shows, especially those set in eastern cities, have been filmed in Canada, where it’s cheaper to film, and the government not only offers tax credits, but often cash incentives as well. Which brings us to the next point, tax credits [or tax exemptions, if you will] are not monies paid out, but simply tax monies not collected.

These incentives work. They attract filmmakers to Alaska. [or wherever they are offered] In turn, these filmmakers, their cast and crew, spend money in the local economy. And of course, in the case of the sort of shows coming out of Alaska, most definitely attract tourists.

The small tax credit the production company that created Sarah Palin’s Alaska received is chump change considering the advertising benefit the state’s tourism bureau received.

In world of sports marketing there is a firm called Joyce Julius & Associates. Their focus is analyzing the number of “impressions” someone watching an event gets of a sponsor’s product. This is especially effective in NASCAR and NHRA Drag Racing.

JJ&A looks at how many times a viewer is exposed to the sponsor’s product, and even grades the quality of the exposure. Time on the air, placement of the sponsor’s logo, and other criteria is used. JJ&A will then write detailed reports for the sponsors, who use these reports to evaluate whether or not they are getting their money’s worth from their marketing partnership with any given team.

When you look at the nine episodes of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and add up the total high quality impressions of Alaska’s natural beauty the viewer was treated to, I’d say the state of Alaska come out way ahead. The same can’t be said for Tucker Carlson and his rag, The Daily Caller.

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The Latest Polling Explained

Posted by Gary P Jackson on January 19, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

Lots of bogus polling out there lately. We’ve been working on a comprehensive guide to understanding polls, and how to spot a bogus poll from a credible one. In the mean time, Rush talks about the latest polls concerning Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. He’s on a roll, but starts explaining the problems at 2:14 in the video.

One of the real problems, other than the reliability of the sample group: “adults” vs “likely voters” is the fact the new polling doesn’t tell you the political breakdown. In other words, the percentage of Republicans, Independents, and democrats polled.

All legitimate polls will have, buried somewhere deep in the internals, this break down. Almost all over-sample democrats, even though fewer people claim to be democrats than Republicans or Independents. This pollster is notorious for it.They do this because they are looking for a certain result.

Any poll that doesn’t publish it’s breakdown should be disregarded as meaningless. We notice a lot of polls concerning Sarah Palin never publish their internals at all, let alone the political break down. I wonder why.

As Rush points out, the same pollster who put out this bogus polling also put out one that claimed the public was quite pleased with the nonsense that went on during the lame duck session of the 111th Congress, where the democrats shoved bills through that no one wanted.

Yeah, that’s why there are several bills circulating now through Congress to ban lame duck sessions altogether. That’s how pleased America was with the democrats lame duck session!

The truth is, these polls aren’t designed to measure public opinion, they are designed to SHAPE public opinion. To create a headline out of whole cloth. To create a narrative. It’s an old trick that sadly, many people fall for.

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Sarah Palin: A Fearless Vow To Never Sit Down And Shut Up

Posted by Gary P Jackson on January 19, 2011

I know that it isn’t about me personally, but it is about the message, that I am not hesitant at all to spread across this country, and that is that our country is on the wrong track. We’ve got to get it back on the right track . . . to allow us to be prosperous and healthy and safe again. . . . Those on the left hate my message, and they’ll do all that they can to stop me.

~ Sarah Palin

By Gary P Jackson

The left continues the blood libel against Sarah Palin, still desperately trying to make their zombie followers think Arizona was all Sarah’s fault, as well as the fault of members of the Tea Party. Of course, they are also angered that she stood up and defended not only herself,  but her strong message. Now this isn’t just confined to the left. The Republican establishment hacks are joining the left in saying she shouldn’t defend herself.

The squishy Republicans, who just want to be loved, have no idea how to defend their positions. This is why America is in such bad shape. For decades Republicans, especially establishment Republicans, have been little more than enablers, useful idiots, as the radical left grabbed more and more power. Now we are at the eve of our nation’s very demise, thanks not only to the left, and their insane policies, but the Republicans too timid to stop them. 

Some get it though, as we are seeing more people stand up and call the naysayers out. Matt Schneider writing in the left wing Mediaite had this to say:

Last night Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity, and although some feel all she did was preach to the choir, she actually accomplished a whole lot more with this passionate and, dare I say, courageous appearance. Not only did she rally her conservative troops, but she also laid the foundation for her continued relevance as a national figure while also skillfully establishing why she believed the mainstream media, and liberals in general, despise her. Simply put, she’s the most effective messenger for conservative principles and she will not be silenced.

Despite calling the Arizona shooter “evil” and praying for the families impacted by the tragedy, critics continue to think Palin focused too much on herself as the victim. Yet remember Palin was the one dragged into this conversation, by no choice of her own, with allegations implying she and others somehow contributed to the murders. Therefore, why shouldn’t anyone in her position be entitled to every opportunity to defend themselves against such vitriolic smears?

Palin claimed her controversial video response to the tragedy “wasn’t self-defense, it was defending those who were falsely accused,” which also included other conservative commentators and members of the Tea Party. This eagerness to fight for unrestrained freedom of speech for all and her refusal to apologize for using the term “blood libel” are early signs of Palin’s leadership capabilities and her confidence to never back down, even when under intense fire from the media.

Palin’s tenacity in part derives from her rational understanding of why she is so frequently targeted.

Her message, more specifically hinted at during this appearance, is a growing concern over the debt, the looming energy crisis, and various national security policies.

No matter one’s political beliefs though, it’s hard to dispute that Palin displays a fierce determination in the face of substantial adversity with her promise that “I’m not going to sit down, I’m not going to shut up” about issues in which she believes and with an admirable willingness to “take the darts and the arrows” she receives from all critics while continuing to speak. And when her most significant issue is ensuring that “peaceful dissent and discussion about ideas [is not] stifled by a tragic event,” Palin’s efforts toward this goal should surely be welcomed by all.

Before this interview, some considered Palin at the end of her political career, puke-worthy or not well-educated, while many conservative voices refrained from publicly defending Palin or even suggested dismissing her as radioactive or overly scripted. Did all of these commentators and politicians make inaccurate assessments or premature predictions more reflective of conventional wisdom or their own wishful thinking, rather than based on what now seems to be Palin’s realistic political future? “You betcha!

We have heard the Ruling Class and their media proclaim Sarah Palin’s career “finished” numerous times since November of 2008. Each and every time they have not just been wrong, but spectacularly wrong.

Watching her interview with Sean Hannity on Monday, I saw the determination in her eyes and heard it in her voice. She’s a fighter. She will never back down. She will never shut up.

And thank God for that!

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A Reminder Of Who The Corrupt “Journalists” Are

Posted by Gary P Jackson on January 17, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

With the democrat’s blood libel against Sarah Palin, it’s a good time to remind people who their media partners are. Last year the JournoList scandal broke, as e-mails revealed their was a conspiracy among some of the nation’s top “journalists” and members of academia to shape the news to fit the left wing narrative, as well as a concerted effort to harm Sarah Palin, and protect Barack Obama. To hide his radical past, and shady associates, from the American people.

We wrote numerous articles at the time, including: Journolist Media And Academic Members Exactly What You Expected: Communists, Socialists, And George Soros Stooges.

Here are the 151 known members of the JournoList conspiracy. See how many you recognize as contributors to the blood libel of Sarah Palin, and the attacks on all Conservatives, for the actions of a left wing mad man.

1. Spencer Ackerman – Wired, FireDogLake, Washington Independent, Talking Points Memo, The American Prospect

2. Thomas Adcock – New York Law Journal

3. Ben Adler – Newsweek, POLITICO

4. Mike Allen – POLITICO

5. Eric Alterman – The Nation, Media Matters for America

6. Marc Ambinder – The Atlantic

7. Greg Anrig – The Century Foundation

8. Ryan Avent – Economist

9. Dean Baker – The American Prospect

10. Nick Baumann – Mother Jones

11. Josh Bearman – LA Weekly

12. Steven Benen – The Carpetbagger Report

13. Ari Berman – The Nation

14. Jared Bernstein – Economic Policy Institute

15. Michael Berube – Crooked Timer, Pennsylvania State University

16. Brian Beutler – The Media Consortium

17. Lindsay Beyerstein – Freelance journalist

18. Joel Bleifuss – In These Times

19. John Blevins – South Texas College of Law

20. Sam Boyd – The American Prospect

21. Ben Brandzel – MoveOn.org, John Edwards Campaign

22. Shannon Brownlee – Author, New America Foundation

24. Rich Byrne – Playwright

25. Jonathan Chait – The New Republic

26. Lakshmi Chaudry – In These Times

27. Isaac Chotiner – The New Republic

28. Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic

29. Michael Cohen – New America Foundation

30. Jonathan Cohn – The New Republic

31. Joe Conason – The New York Observer

32. Lark Corbeil – Public News Service

33. David Corn – Mother Jones

34. Daniel Davies – The Guardian

35. David Dayen – FireDogLake

36. Brad DeLong – The Economists’ Voice, University of California at Berkeley

37. Ryan Donmoyer – Bloomberg News

38. Adam Doster – In These Times

39. Kevin Drum – Washington Monthly

40. Matt Duss – Center for American Progress

41. Gerald Dworkin – UC Davis

42. Eve Fairbanks – The New Republic

43. Henry Farrell – George Washington University

44. Tim Fernholz – American Prospect

45. Dan Froomkin – Huffington Post, Washington Post

46. Jason Furman – Brookings Institution

47. James Galbraith – University of Texas at Austin

48. Kathleen Geier – Talking Points Memo

49. Todd Gitlin – Columbia University

50. Ilan Goldenberg – National Security Network

51. Arthur Goldhammer – Harvard University

52. Dana Goldstein – The Daily Beast

53. Andrew Golis – Talking Points Memo

54. Jaana Goodrich – Blogger

55. Merrill Goozner – Chicago Tribune

56. David Greenberg – Slate

57. Robert Greenwald – Brave New Films

58. Chris Hayes – The Nation

59. Don Hazen – Alternet

60. Jeet Heer – Canadian Journolist

61. Jeff Hauser – Political Action Committee, Dennis Shulman Campaign

62. Michael Hirsh – Newsweek

63. James Johnson – University of Rochester

64. John Judis – The New Republic, The American Prospect

65. Foster Kamer – The Village Voice

66. Michael Kazin – Georgetown University

67. Ed Kilgore – Democratic Strategist

68. Richard Kim – The Nation

69. Charlie Kireker – Air America Media

70. Mark Kleiman – UCLA The Reality Based Community

71. Ezra Klein – Washington Post, Newsweek, The American Prospect

72. Joe Klein – TIME

73. Robert Kuttner – American Prospect, Economic Policy Institute

74. Paul Krugman – The New York Times, Princeton University

75. Lisa Lerer – POLITICO

76. Daniel Levy – Century Foundation

77. Ralph Luker – Cliopatria

78. Annie Lowrey – Washington Independent

79. Robert Mackey – New York Times

80. Mike Madden – Salon

81. Maggie Mahar – The Century Foundation

82. Dylan Matthews – Harvard University

83. Alec McGillis – Washington Post

84. Scott McLemee – Inside Higher Ed

85. Sara Mead – New America Foundation

86. Ari Melber – The Nation

87. David Meyer – University of California at Irvine

88. Seth Michaels – MyDD.com

89. Luke Mitchell – Harper’s Magazine

90. Gautham Nagesh – The Hill, Daily Caller

91. Suzanne Nossel – Human Rights Watch

92. Michael O’Hare – University of California at Berkeley

93. Josh Orton – MyDD.com, Air America Media

94. Rodger Payne – University of Louisville

95. Rick Perlstein – Author, Campaign for America’s Future

96. Nico Pitney – Huffington Post

97. Harold Pollack – University of Chicago

98. Katha Pollitt – The Nation

99. Ari Rabin-Havt – Media Matters

100. Joy-Ann Reid – South Florida Times

101. David Roberts – Grist

102. Lamar Robertson – Partnership for Public Service

103. Sara Robinson – Campaign For America’s Future

104. Alyssa Rosenberg – Washingtonian, The Atlantic, Government Executive

105. Alex Rossmiller – National Security Network

106. Michael Roston – Newsbroke

107. Laura Rozen – POLITICO, Mother Jones

108. Felix Salmon – Reuters

109. Greg Sargent – Washington Post

110. Thomas Schaller – Baltimore Sun

111. Noam Scheiber – The New Republic

112. Michael Scherer – TIME

113. Mark Schmitt – American Prospect, The New America Foundation

114. Rinku Sen – ColorLines Magazine

115. Julie Bergman Sender – Balcony Films

116. Adam Serwer – American Prospect

117. Walter Shapiro – PoliticsDaily.com

118. Kate Sheppard – Mother Jones

119. Matthew Shugart – UC San Diego

120. Nate Silver – FiveThirtyEight.com

121. Jesse Singal – The Boston Globe, Washington Monthly

122. Ann-Marie Slaughter – Princeton University

123. Ben Smith – POLITICO

124. Sarah Spitz – KCRW

125. Adele Stan – The Media Consortium

126. Paul Starr – The Atlantic

127. Kate Steadman – Kaiser Health News

128. Jonathan Stein – Mother Jones

129. Sam Stein – Huffington Post

130. Matt Steinglass – Deutsche Presse-Agentur

131. James Surowiecki – The New Yorker

132. Jesse Taylor – Pandagon.net

133. Steven Teles – Yale University

134. Mark Thoma – The Economists’ View

135. Michael Tomasky – The Guardian

136. Jeffrey Toobin – CNN, The New Yorker

137. Rebecca Traister – Salon

138. Tracy Van Slyke – The Media Consortium

139. Paul Waldman – Author, American Prospect

140. Dave Weigel – Washington Post, MSNBC, The Washington Independent

141. Moira Whelan – National Security Network

142. Scott Winship – Pew Economic Mobility Project

143. J. Harry Wray – DePaul University

144. D. Brad Wright – University of NC at Chapel Hill

145. Kai Wright – The Root

146. Holly Yeager – Columbia Journalism Review

147. Rich Yeselson – Change to Win

148. Matthew Yglesias – Center for American Progress, The Atlantic Monthly

149. Jonathan Zasloff – UCLA

150. Julian Zelizer – Princeton University

151. Avi Zenilman – POLITICO

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Breaking: Americans Find Sarah Palin More Sincere And Believable After Watching Speech

Posted by Gary P Jackson on January 15, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

Media Curves, a service of HCD Research, Inc. has conducted a survey of self identified Republicans, Independents, and democrats, showing them Sarah Palin’s speech, entitled: America’s Enduring Strength, following the tragedy in Arizona.

The results show that most Americans find Sarah more believable and more sincere after watching her speech:

A new national study among 1,437 self-reported Democrats, Republicans and Independents revealed that Americans indicated that Sarah Palin was more sincere and believable after viewing her speech in response to the shootings in Tucson.

The study was conducted during January 13-14 by HCD Research and reported on its MediaCurves.com® website, to obtain Americans’ perceptions of Sarah Palin after viewing a video of a speech she gave in response to the shootings in Tucson.

Respondents were asked to rate Sarah Palin on a scale from 1-7 regarding likeability, believability and sincerity, with 1 representing “not at all strong in this attribute” and 7 representing “extremely strong in this attribute.”

With the exception of likeability among Democrats, Palin’s attribute ratings increased among all parties after viewing her speech. The most notable increase was her sincerity ratings, which increased from 2.62 to 2.69 among Democrats, from 5.25 to 5.45 among Republicans and from 3.68 to 3.85 among Independents.

You can view a video of how everyone reacted to various parts of her speech, and see complete details, here.

Seeing this reminds me of the tough scold from the left-wing German Der Spiegel. As the democrat party and their media partners at CNN, MSNBC, ABC, The New York Times, and many others, were committing blood libel against Sarah Palin, and Conservatives in general, Der Spiegel warned their American counterparts not to turn Sarah into a martyr, as it would backfire.[emphasis mine]

Following this weekend’s tragic shooting, many on the left in the United States are calling for Sarah Palin and the Tea Party to be called to account for their alleged culpability in the killings. But these claims are spurious and could do more to help the left’s political detractors than harm them.

[ …. ]

Of all people, it is precisely those who have complained the loudest about the culture of debate — about the rhetoric of the Tea Party, the right wing’s harsh words and the baseless Obama-Hitler comparisons — who are now poisoning the debate with their own baseless insinuations. With little reliance on facts, they began searching for scapegoats for the attack and they found them, selectively, among the right wing, the Tea Party, Republican Party boss Michael Steele and Tea Party heroine Sarah Palin.

The accusations being lodged are grave. “Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin,” leftist blogger Markos Moulitsas sneered after the bloodbath. Meanwhile, MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann called for Palin to be ousted from the Republican Party if she didn’t repudiate her role in “amplifying violence and violent imagery in politics.” In his column in the New York Times, Paul Krugman sought to link the “toxic rhetoric” coming from right-wing preachers of hate with the assassination attempt. And former member of Congress Chris Carney said Palin should “say she was wrong.”

[ …. ]

What little is known about the perpetrator does not suggest that he was a supporter of the Tea Party or an admirer of Palin’s — he doesn’t even appear to have any clear political convictions. His favorite books include the “Communist Manifesto,” Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” and “Peter Pan,” an erratic hodge podge. So far, there is no evidence that there were any political motives behind the crime.

Indeed, the massive criticism of Sarah Palin is misguided. This is not only due to the fact that the accusation is baseless, but also because the calculated attempt to weaken Palin in this manner could ultimately backfire.

The reasoning is quite simple: Palin has always profited in the role of victim — a victim of the liberal elite. Time and again, she has been made fun of — when, for example, she spoke for the first time about foreign policy during the 2008 presidential campaign, and later when she wrote notes on her hand during speeches and television appearances. But every time people made fun of the Alaska politician or attacked her as being superficial and unqualified, it merely helped deepen the support of her followers. Now, the allegation that she carries partial responsibility for what has happened in Arizona could turn out to do more to help than harm her.

Yet again, she could emerge as a political martyr.

Despite the left-wing slant of Der Spiegel, they are spot on. The left’s baseless attacks against Sarah Palin have been over the top since day one. To them, she represents everything they loathe. She’s a beautiful, happy, independent woman, and a self made success. She is happily married to her handsome high school sweetheart, and has five wonderful children.

She’s un-apologetically pro-life, pro-gun, and pro-America. She believes in America’s strengths, and the American people. Like the Great Ronald Reagan before her, she sees America as that Shining City on a Hill. She’s to them like garlic to a vampire!

The democrats will never understand just how stupid they truly are. Had they not carried out this blood libel against her, trying to blame her for the actions of a left wing mad man, she would have never had to make her speech in the first place! If she had not made this speech, she would not have had the opportunity for Americans see her shine in the midst of tragedy, and their opinion of her wouldn’t have been improved.

Her supporters saw the speech as nothing less than presidential. An optimistic, forward looking speech that celebrates America, while condemning violence and reminding people who is actually to blame for the tragedy. How ignorant it is to apportion blame, when the only person to blame is the nut who pulled the trigger.

BTW, the left lost it’s mind over the fact she used “blood libel” and doubled down on the attacks. This caused Jewish leaders world wide, on both sides of the political spectrum, to step up and defend her usage of the phrase, another big failure for the democrats.

This craziness also caused everyone to start digging up many examples of democrats using the “blood libel” language as well. Such as:

MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle: John Kerry Underwent A “Blood Libel By The Swift Boat People.” The problem for Kerry here is that two years ago, Joe, he did not talk like that when he was undergoing a blood libel by the Swift Boat people. If he had stood up two years ago, in July of 2004, and looked into the cameras with the same intensity he showed today on this issue and said, Hey, I didn`t see Dick Cheney on the bow of my boat in the Mekong Delta, we might have a different president today. That didn`t happen then, and so he`s playing catch-up in terms of his reputation now.” (“Scarborough Country,” MSNBC, 10/31/06)

Democratic Congresswoman On Accusations Against Al Gore: “I Would Put Them In A Category, Literally, Of Blood Libel.”Rep. DEUTSCH: Well, again, it–it is ve–a–an incredibly fair and well-run process. But let me respond to the two things you said. First is the Republicans’ allegations over the last 24 or 48 hours, which I consider the most scandalous statements that I probably have heard in my entire life. And I would put them in a category, literally, of blood libel, that Al Gore has conspired to prevent servicemen and women from their votes being counted, which is absolutely not true.” (“Rivera Live,” CNBC, 11/20/00)

Some Democrats View Attacks On Their Patriotism “A Blood Libel.”What about Bush’s cheap shot attack on Democrats implying they support terrorists? Unfortunately, it’s just the kind of wedge issue many people, maybe most, in whole sections of the country, primarily the South and the West, are all too ready to accept on faith. Democrats, as they see it, are embarrassed by expressions of patriotism or, worse yet, ashamed of them. For a minority of left-wing Democrats that’s all too true; but for most Democrats that’s a blood libel that Republicans have been spreading since the McCarthy era — alas, with some success.” (John Farmer, “Presidential Campaign To Run From The Sewers,” Star-Ledger, 11/24/03)

Salon: Blair Trumpeted “Blood Libel” Against Iran.You can’t teach an old lapdog new tricks. And Tony Blair was barking up the wrong tree yet again last week in his first major appearance since he skulked ingloriously away from office back in June. Blair seized the opportunity of a New York speech to trumpet the blood libel that Iran is now the embodiment of the entire ‘global ideology’ of Islamic extremism, explicitly conflating the Tehran regime not only with al-Qaida but also with Nazi Germany.” (Chris Floyd, “Blair And Bush Team Up To Sell New War,” Salon.com, 10/24/07)

[Editor’s note ….isn’t amazing how the left always sticks up for the enemies of America and Great Britain …. GP]

Washington Monthly Book Reviews Labels Anti-Clinton Book “Awfully Close To A Blood Libel.Losing bin Laden might be thought of as the pilot for a series to be called CSI: Right ‘Wing Conspiracy.’ In the book, British journalist Richard Miniter sifts through eight years’ worth of the Clinton administration’s approach to Osama bin Laden’s terrorism, and lays the blame for failing to prevent the 9/11 attacks squarely on — altogethernow, Regnery Publishing buffs! — Bill Clinton. Armed with 20/20 hindsight, Miniter finds a long series of missed opportunities to capture or kill the terrorist. The result is an odd book that manages to raise serious questions and make serious points about the competing pressures and interests that go into creating a foreign policy, but that still overreaches in manipulative and mendacious ways. . . . However, if Miniter had been less interested in leveling what seems awfully close to a blood libel, it would be easier to congratulate him for producing a clear account of the competing policy questions, institutional inertia, bureaucratic competition, and the personality conflicts that thwarted the formulation and execution of a policy to stop bin Laden.” (Jamie Malanowski, “Kill Bill: The Relentless Effort To Blame 9/11 On President Clinton,” Washington Monthly, 11/1/03)

CQ Weekly: “Not Just A Fiction, It Was Very Nearly A Blood Libel.”In his Oct. 17, 2002, testimony for the joint House and Senate inquiry, CIA Director George J. Tenet conceded no error, acknowledged no miscalculation. Beyond removing ‘the wall’ of legal restrictions on intelligence sharing and increasing his budget, he saw no need for fundamental change. In his view, any suggestion that the CIA was not joined at the hip with the FBI in pursuit of al Qaeda was not just a fiction, it was very nearly a blood libel. ‘One of the most critical alliances in the war against terrorism is that between CIA and FBI,’ Tenet testified.” (“CQ Outlook: Is Homeland Security Keeping America Safe?,”( CQ Weekly, 6/13/03)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and; Author David Halberstam Describes The Movie Pearl Harbor As A “Blood Libel.”Look at ‘Pearl Harbor.’ ‘Pearl Harbor’ is nearly a blood libel against the event. The people who made that movie should be ashamed of themselves. Then you see ‘Apocalypse’ and you see what real filmmaking really is.” (Jeff Stark, “David Halberstam on ‘Apocalypse Now’,” Salon.com, 8/3/01)

Baltimore Sun: Ellen Sauerbrey Issued “A Political Blood Libel” In 1998.Post: ‘Take us back to the last election. Do you still think you won that?’ Sauerbrey: ‘I think it’s irrelevant.’ Excuse me? Sauerbrey then vaguely blamed Baltimore City for ‘problems,’ which she said have been addressed by ‘new equipment.’ And then the subject was changed. Well, all denials to the contrary, the last election is not ‘irrelevant.’ What Sauerbrey issued, in its aftermath, was a political blood libel, accusing her opponents of stealing the democratic process. She had all sorts of time to prove her allegations, or drop them, or apologize for them and blame them on the emotions of the moment. Instead, she took them all the way to court — where they were thrown in her face.” (Michael Olesker, “Accusations Hurt Credibility Of Candidate Sauerbrey,” The Baltimore Sun, 7/21/98)

You really have to hand it to the left. When they fail, they do so in absolutely spectacular and breathtaking fashion!

The democrats have absolutely failed on every level. From the second Sarah Palin was introduced to the nation, Barack Obama, and his party, elevated her to the presidential level. Part of this is because so many of his advisers knew of, and have went up against Sarah before, in Alaska. They all lost.

If you go back and look at the 2008 presidential campaign, once Sarah was chosen, the democrats almost forgot about John McCain and focused exclusively of her. From then on, it wasn’t McCain vs Obama, it was Sarah Palin vs Obama. It created the impression that she was indeed presidential, an impression that has only been enhanced, as Sarah’s real record of achievement has come to light, and she continues to prove herself as a true leader.

The vile and vicious attacks from the democrats after the Arizona shootings should be condemned by all decent human beings. Those who engaged in blood libel against Sarah Palin should be rejected, shunned. Discounted as nothing more than hatemongers and rabble rousers, not fit for polite society.

In the aftermath we are finding the American people are rejecting the hateful rhetoric of the democrat party completely. Their vision for America does not fit with American’s vision for America. Their hatefulness does not fit with America either.

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Democrat’s Blood Libel Against Sarah Palin Bears Fruit As Left Wing Loons Call For Violence Against Her

Posted by Gary P Jackson on January 13, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

We seldom [as in never] discuss the volumes of death threats Sarah Palin gets from nut-bags. But it’s gotten to the point that it needs to be out there, and the hate filled left needs to be exposed in all of it’s glory.

We’ve been writing about the violent rhetoric from the left all week. From a sitting democrat Congressman calling for Republican Florida’s Governor to be “put up against the wall and shot” to left wing icon Francis Fox Piven calling for violent revolution. We’ve proven the once somewhat respectable democrat party has been hijacked by violent, rabid loons. Not that these loons haven’t been part of the party all along, it’s just that now they are driving the bus.

The left started the hatred against Sarah Palin almost as soon as the popular and successful Governor was chosen as John McCain’s running mate in 2008. We wrote articles exposing the now infamous “JournoList” a cabal of left wing “journalists” and academics who conspired to shape the news, protect Barack Obama, and attack Sarah Palin.

You can go back and read our various examples of this here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

While the media was carrying Obama’s water, and ginning up hatred for Sarah, and her family, Obama himself was pretty busy during the campaign, and afterwards. We’ve written many articles about Obama’s Alaska Mafia. Too many in fact, to list here. Obama has a number of Alaskans on his staff, including Pete Rouse, who most recently served as Obama’s interim White House Chief of Staff, and Mao Tse Tung loving Anita Dunn. Obama and this crew, along with Alaskan Phil Munger created a group of bloggers and agents to slander Sarah, attack her, and send out false information. [lies]

Everything from the lie she charged rape victims for rape kits, to the one that her son Trig was really Bristol’s son. No lie was too big. Neither was the hate. Almost every lie about Sarah during this period originated from this bunch. Even today they generate hate and lies for the media to disseminate.Although there were many, three names stick out as the worst of the worst. Linda Kellen Bielgel, the official Alaska blogger for the DNC, Jeanne Devon, a nasty little troll who blogs as AKMuckraker, and an Air America reject Shannyn Moore.

Devon is such a vile hatemonger that she was actually outed by a democrat legislator! Devon had tried to remain anonymous as she stoked the fires of hatred from her blog. She owns a shop in Anchorage, and it wouldn’t do for the Alaskan people to know the shop owner was actually a hate spewing loser.

To make sure the Alaska Mafia was effective, Moore and Devon, were given access to the Huffington Post, and MSNBC. From there, their hate and lies were picked up and distributed world wide as fact.

Once the campaign was over, the Mafia’s mission was changed. Their new job was to create and file bogus ethics complaints against the Governor Palin, harassing her every waking moment. Because of Alaska’s screwy laws, these lefty Obamabots were able to tie up her administration, costing the state millions of dollars, and Sarah personally over a half million dollars. Alaska’s goofy laws didn’t protect the executive branch from this sort of nonsense and also forced the executive to foot all of the legal expenses for defending themselves, no mater how ridiculous the charges.

These attacks were so over the top, and the protection so nonexistent, the Alaska legislature has changed the laws to make sure the Obamabots, and those like them, can never do this again. That law took effect December 22, 2010.

We’ve written so much about all of this, but for newcomers, here’s the video and article Obama and his thugs really don’t want you to see.

The lies and hatred ginned up by Obama’s crew, and their media partners, started “bearing fruit” early on.

In December of 2008, just days before Christmas, a group of thugs fire bombed Sarah’s church in Wasilla. This wasn’t just a simple case of arson. This was attempted murder. You see, there were happy Alaskans inside wrapping Christmas presents. Both adults and children.

In a manner reminiscent of a certain Chicago terrorist, who is known for fire bombing the Pentagon, the United States Capitol building, and much more, all of the exits were blocked before the fire bombs were set, trapping everyone inside. Luckily, this was a modern building, and equipped with a sprinkler system and other fire safety measures.

BTW, there was ZERO outrage in the media, ZERO hand wringing by the lefty hand wringers, and the story basically went away after a few days. The would-be mass murderers caused over $1 million in damage.

The hate against Sarah Palin never ends. Many are actually pissed off that Sarah didn’t abort her beautiful son Trig, because something like ninety percent of all Downs Syndrome babies are. This has inspired an incredible amount of hatred against not only Sarah, but her son. It shows you just how low these bottom feeders will go.

At one point, Jesse Griffin, one of the Mafia Members who has an extremely vulgar blog, actually published a map to Sarah’s home on Lake Lucille, complete with driving instructions and helpful tips on how to cross the frozen lake and “sneak up” on the house. While he may or may not have been actually inviting violence, he damned sure was facilitating it for anyone so inclined.

Sarah’s children aren’t exempt from the hate, slander, and threats either. One of the vilest humans alive, David Letterman, someone who all but raped a staffer, joked about Sarah’s middle daughter Willow , then 14 years old , being raped by the New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez. Predictably, the left circled the wagons around Letterman, and actually attacked Sarah for being pissed off this pervert was attacking her minor child.

Bristol, whose only crime was accepting ABC’s offer to come dance on their show, started receiving death threats from deranged lefties just because she was doing well. We won’t even talk about the pathetic conspiracy theories that popped-up around the fact America actually likes her and voted for her each week, taking her all of the way to the finals. More proof these people are insane.

This isn’t meant to be a complete catalog of the hate and violence the left has directed at Sarah Palin and her family. Just a small sampling.

While it’s all disgusting, the blood libel the left has committed after the Arizona shootings is pure evil.

Before the first responders were on the scene to treat the victims, left wing hatemongers like Marcos Moulitsas were already blaming Sarah. His insane minions stoked the fires immediately. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman , a despicable little weasel, was right behind.

The corrupt sheriff, a left wing hack hoping to divert attention away from the fact his department actively discouraged complaints against the killer, Jared Lee Loughner, because a relative of his worked for the county, couldn’t wait for the wounded to be treated either, before he trotted out the left wing lies about Sarah, and Conservatives in general.

Moulitsas, Krugman, and Dupnick were stoking hatred for Sarah Palin before we even knew who the killer was, and why he acted. We still don’t really know what was in this lunatic’s head.

Since the tragedy, the left has turned the whole affair into a circus, and one big campaign rally. Disgusting.

The hatred they have ginned up against Sarah though, is criminal.

As these vile animals stoked the fires of hatred and violence towards Palin, their minions took to twitter to issue death threats and wishes. I had hoped to post the You Tube video at this point, as it documents this well, tweet after tweet of evil. It’s a true look into the soul of a left winger.

Of course, once the rabid leftists realized they had been caught, and the entire world, including law enforcement, was about to find out who there were and what they are all about, they complained to You Tube, who took it down. Thankfully the video’s creators had the foresight to plan ahead, and had posted it all on another player the left wing can’t control.

Liberty Chick over at Big Government has the video as well as a good account of the whole thing. Here’s just a sample of these lovelies, and their hatred, from user Tamytoo2:

@exiledsurfer: just barfed over that graphic. I hope she dies an ugly death and takes her moronic hate with her. #stupid[redacted]

This is one of the mild ones.

Is it just me, or is this one as insane as Jared Lee Loughner for wanting someone to “die an ugly death” for being an alleged “moronic hater“? Such is the illogic of a lefty.

You can see the video and read the article here. Just be forewarned the language is X rated. It’s a good way to understand just how evil these people are though.

All week liberal hatemongers have been starting up Facebook groups calling for Sarah’s death. Most have been taken down, but they keep popping up, and of course, they are getting the chance to network and plan their violence. Both Gateway Pundit and Patriot Perspective have coverage of this.

You’d think this would be all, but it’s not. Allahpundit over at Hot Air reports the death threats against Sarah are at unprecedented levels. He also has a video of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews still insisting Sarah is guilty of mass murder. You can check it all out here.

At this point I’m not sure what the radical elements of the democrat party, and their media allies at CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, The New York Times, and the lefty blogs are hoping for. Are they trying to force Sarah to sit down and shut up, or are they actually hoping to inspire some nut to go after her, with all of this blood libel?

All I know, for sure, is the left has been stoking the hatred toward Sarah Palin and her family since September of 2008, and violent acts have already been carried out.

I hope they are all proud of themselves. Mission accomplished, your blood libel has borne fruit!

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