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Posts Tagged ‘fiscal conservatives’

Gov. Palin about 2016: Anything is a possibility

Posted by Dr. Fay on June 9, 2012

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During one segment of America’s News HQ on FOX today, Uma Pemmaraju interviewed Governor Palin.  While introducing Governor Palin, she mentioned that Governor Palin was speaking to ANHQ from Phoenix and that she would be headlining the Right Online conference (in Lss Vegas) next week.  She asked Governor Palin what she thought the impact of that conference would be.  Governor Palin replied:

I think it should be quite impacting.  It gives us an opportunity to contrast what private sector enterprise and the entrepreneurial spirit that built America is versus Obama’s failed policies that really are centered on growing the federal government and taking economic freedom away from our small business men and women, especially as we try to re-invest the products of our labor and hire more people.  We’ll be able to point out some of those contrasts between policies.

Uma asked Governor Palin what she is hearing from voters about the question of leadership, to which Governor Palin replied:

Well,  it’s not just the hard core conservatives, fiscal conservatives, in the Republican Party, but many, many Independents, and just the patriotic Democrats who are understanding that President Obama’s policies are failing this country.  When you have 23 million Americans underemployed and unemployed and millions more on food stamps, and those having to rely on government or feeling invited to rely on government instead of their own work ethic in order to survive, so many Americans are understanding that we do need a choice come November.  Do we need to continue down this downward trajectory in our economy based on President Obama’s failed policies that are kind of modeled after failed socialist nations, or can we go another direction?  And can we allow the private sector to grow and thrive?  That’s what I’m hearing from Americans is that great concern.

When asked for her reaction to President Obama’s remarks yesterday that the private sector was just fine, Governor Palin said:

Oh, absolutely out of whack comment, but very indicative of his thinking about what it’s going to take even to get our economy back on the right track.  If he truly believes, until somebody dinged him and said, “Get back on there in front of the cameras and explain yourself a bit better”  and gave him some talking points.  But for him to truly believe that the private sector’s doing OK in this time of economic woes is quite indicative of he being quite out of touch with what the normal working man and woman is feeling today in America.

Asked for her response to Obama’s  claim that 4.3 million jobs have been created under his watch and that budget cuts in local municipalities are responsible for the slower pace in job creation, Governor Palin said:

Well, it’s quite unfortunate that President Obama had no experience coming into this office of the Presidency, no private sector experience and no local or state  government, really, experience, except for his time as a law maker, but not as an administrator in a state, he not understanding that no,  there is a proper role for local and state and the federal government in our lives, but that’s to allow infrastructure to be built in order to provide a tool for the private sector to be able to grow and to thrive, and instead, he believes that local and state governments need to grow and take more of what the private sector earns and produces and re-invest it according to politicians’ priorities, and growing government is the answer.  Again, a comment like that is quite indicative of his idea that government is the answer, and instead, most Americans, I believe, understand that, as is often the case, government is the problem, it’s not the solution.

Later in the segment,  Ms. Pemmaraju introduced a few questions chosen from those that viewers had sent in via Facebook and Twitter.  The first question, from Jan Nicholson on Facebook, was whether Gov. Palin  still considered a third party a possibility  if  “the GOP continued to resist the new crop of commonsense conservatives.”

Oh well, Jan hit the nail on the head there in suggesting that it’s a possibility that the GOP would kind of  disenfranchise or invalidate this new crop of fiscal conservatives and Independents who just want to get the economy back on the right track.  Heaven forbid we see that in the next few months.  Oh, yeah, there is that possibility of a third party rising, but that’s only if  the GOP power players would choose to kind of co-opt this new crop of fiscal conservatives.  Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

Uma brought up the mixed reaction about the performance of those who came into office on the Tea Party wave in 2010.  She asked Governor Palin what she had to say about that, to which she responded:

Well, and then on the flip side, we have those who have stood so strong, like Allen West and others who have said, “No, I won’t be co-opted by some of those power players in that GOP machine, who still want quite this controlling hand over the GOP mechanisms, and we have good freshmen crop in there, who, you know they’re trying to do the right thing in getting government on the side of the people and get it off our backs, and we need to continue to encourage that new crop of law makers who understand what governments proper role is.

The next question from Facebook was what position in a Romney administratration she thought would suit her best and would she accept it.   Governor Palin replied:

Oh, hypotheticals like that, I think requires one to be quite pretentious and believe that that would ever happen.  I really don’t see that happening.  Thank goodness, there are millions of Americans, quite qualified, quite pro-private sector, who would fit well in a Cabinet that’s led by a GOP person like Romney, and I don’t think it’s going to be me in there, but thankfully, we have a lot of Americans who are ready and willing to serve.

In response to  Uma’s  question about folks wondering if she has her eye on 2016, Governor Palin responded:

I never know what will happen.  Never know, no.   This is America.  Anything is a possibility, and thank God, we have the freedom to choose what it is that  we will do with vocations.  and avocations.  We have the opportunites, you know,  nowhere else but in America.

The next question was from Terrence on Twitter asking if we would be seeing the “big blue bus” this summer.  Uma said that a lot of folks loved the bus tour.  Gov. Palin responded:

We loved that big blue bus!  We had just a blast on that One Nation Tour.  I don’t know, maybe  this go-round, we’ll do something a little more Alaskana.  Maybe Todd can take his little Piper Super Cub bush pilot airplane off the skis and floats and put it on wheels, and maybe we’ll wrap that and travel around the nation, talking to Americans about how wonderful and exceptional this country is and how to kind of save this country via that Piper Super Cub.

Uma asked if she would do something along those lines before the election.  Governor Palin replied:

I would love be able to continue to be out there talking to good hard-working Americans who understand what our foundation is.  You know, our economy is built on basically these two tenets:  national resource development opportunities, seizing those responsibly, and expecting reward for work ethic.  Those two things combined built the foundation of our economy, and we’ve got to get back to that in order to save our economy.  So talking to Americans, hearing their ideas, sharing ideas with them along those lines – it’s refreshing, it’s healthy, and hopefully, it helps lead to some productive and constructive conversation and solutions in our country.

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Who will you take to see ‘The Undefeated?’ Five target groups

Posted by joshpainter on July 31, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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“The Undefeated,” now beginning its third week in theaters, has attracted large numbers of Sarah Palin supporters to see it. This is as expected, and it is necessary that Palinistas see this film. But we are not the people Stephen Bannon had in mind when he made his groundbreaking documentary. He made his film with Palin skeptics in mind, with the goal of changing their perceptions about Gov. Palin. His film has proven itself more than able to accomplish this mission, if only sufficiently large numbers of these skeptics can be persuaded to watch it.

This is where the Palinistas come in, for we have a critically important job to do. The governor’s loyal supporters must help get the skeptics into the theater seats. That’s why it is essential that we target those among our friends who do not share our admiration for Sarah Palin to see this film. Many of these skeptics will not go to see “The Undefeated” on their own or at our prodding, but when we offer to buy their tickets and challenge their sense of fair play to view the film with an open mind, most of them will go along.

Palin skeptics can be roughly sorted into six main categories: liberals, independents, Blue Collar Democrats, libertarians, moderate Republicans and fiscal conservatives. We have read reports of some liberals who have seen the film with Palin supporter friends and had their eyes — and more importantly their minds — opened. But of the six groups of Palin skeptics, liberals will be the hardest to get to the theaters, and once there, open their minds to allow the film to make the case for the governor. While any liberal attitudes which can be changed to be more positive toward Sarah Palin are pluses, few of this group would vote for her even if they were to discover that she has been unfairly demonized by their fellows on the left and a media which is all too willing to serve the leftist cause. Liberals account for only about 20 percent of all voters anyway, so much more fertile ground for changing minds lies among the other five groups:

Independents – This is the obvious target group we most want to see “The Undefeated.” Independents — called swing voters because they have the power to literally swing elections from one party’s candidates to the other — are the keys to the highway that leads to the White House. Although Gov. Palin’s numbers have started to rebound with this group, there is still much work to be done. Most independents have not even a remote idea of what her record as governor of Alaska looks like, and it is among these swing voters that the film has the most potential to change attitudes. Seek out your independent voter friends and invite them to see the film with you. Matinee tickets are inexpensive, and you should consider paying the way for swing voter friends to see “The Undefeated an investment equally as important as a donation to SarahPAC.

Blue Collar Democrats – These are the working class Democrats who in The Gipper’s day were called “Reagan Democrats” because so many of them who had voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976 crossed over to mark their ballots for Reagan in 1980. Although many of the Reagan Democrats changed their party affiliation to the GOP and many others became independent voters, there are still significant numbers of them who, although not at all happy with the way hard core liberals dominate their party, would never think of being anything other than a Democrat. There are strong family ties to the party that go back for generations, and many Blue Collar Dems are rank and file union members. There are many fiscal conservatives among this group, and though many are also culturally conservative, they tend to tolerate social diversity — to a point. That point is most often reached when liberals try to force things Reagan Dems disagree with upon them and their children. Sarah Palin must reassemble the Reagan Coalition to win the presidency, and Blue Collar Democrats are an important component of that coalition. Like their independent counterparts, this demographic doesn’t know Gov. Palin’s history as a city councilwoman, mayor, oil & gas commissioner and governor in remote Alaska. “The Undefeated” can have a significant impact on how Blue Collar Democrats view her, so make a point of targeting your friends in this group to watch the film with you.

Libertarians – Many small-l libertarians believe the media narrative about Gov. Palin and are surprised when they learn that she governed Alaska as neither theocrat nor far right wing bomb thrower. Social libertarians have been only too willing to spread the false left wing talking points about Sarah Palin to their libertarian brethren, so there is much gold to be mined among this demographic. Libertarians were an important part of the Reagan Coalition, and as many of them we can get the truth to, the better. They need to see “The Undefeated” to learn that Sarah Palin put Alaska’s constitution ahead of her religious views and was one of the most fiscally responsible governors among her peers in the 50 states. By all means get your libertarian friends in the theater seats for two hours, and watch their perceptions of Gov. Palin change.

Moderate Republicans – Perhaps no group has been led more astray about our favorite governor than these important voters. The hostility of the GOP establishment towards Sarah Palin has definitely had its effect on moderates, and the McCain campaign’s misuse and abuse of her in 2008 has only served to harden that impression. Yet moderate Republicans can be quite receptive to conservative ideas, as Ronald Reagan demonstrated by making GOP moderates a key part of his coalition. For many of the same reasons that independent voters and libertarians need to see “The Undefeated,” so do moderate Republicans. Don’t leave your friends who are among this demographic off of your list of people to take to see the documentary.

Fiscal conservatives – It’s all about perceptions, and polling indicates that among conservatives, Gov. Palin is perceived as strongest on national security and foreign policy matters. She also gets high marks from social conservatives, but fiscal issues — government spending & power, and business & the economy — are the number one concerns among conservatives. Surprisingly, it is on the economy where her support among conservatives is softest. Though one would think that the media’s obfuscation of Sarah Palin’s record would have little effect on conservatives — a group very distrustful of the media — such is not entirely the case. Fiscal conservatives in particular apparently are not aware that Gov. Palin was a fiscally responsible governor who cut state spending and left Alaska with a $12 Billion surplus when she resigned. As the documentary does such an effective job of bringing these facts to light, friends who are fiscal conservatives should be high on your list of people to take to see “The Undefeated.” And speaking of that resignation, her reasons for leaving office are perhaps the most misunderstood piece of the puzzle the media has made of her record in Alaska. The film does an excellent job of putting the viewer in her place and considering what they would do when faced with more than half a million dollars worth of legal bills stamped “Due Now – Please Pay Promptly.”

Until the film is released on DVD and Pay Per View, which begins in September, you won’t be able to make any new friends for Sarah Palin in your homes unless you are among the very lucky few who have an early release DVD of “The Undefeated.” So for the month of August, you need to get them to one of the theaters which will be showing the film. As mentioned, tickets for matinee screenings are relatively inexpensive at $5 each, but you may have to sweeten the pot with a dinner invitation to break the resistance of the most determined Palin skeptic. Is it worth it? If you want to see Sarah Palin as the next President of the Unities States, it is more than worth it — it is essential.

Cross-posted from Texans for Sarah Palin

– JP

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