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Lying Liberals Target Governor Palin

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 25, 2010

By Adrienne Ross –

I have never seen people more intolerant, threatening, or downright nasty than far-left liberals. I deal with these people on a regular basis as they pull out all the stops in their determination to silence the opposition by any means necessary. It’s what they do. It’s who they are. After all, they get their marching orders from Saul Alinsky. They stop at nothing to defeat the enemy. And they get help from their lover, the mainstream media. They are very calculating in their agenda.

They know that we, the American people, are disgusted that Washington completely ignored our pleas as they rammed through what they call health care reform. They know their time is limited because, as Governor Palin pointed out in a recent Facebook note, November is indeed coming. They know elections have consequences, and we will not forget. Yes, they know we’re counting the days–and they’re scrambling, which leads me to their newest desperate attack.

Yesterday Governor Palin tweeted:

Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: “Don’t Retreat, Instead – RELOAD!” Pls see my Facebook page.

The Facebook note included a map pinpointing 20 legislators who voted for Obamacare and need to be replaced by common sense conservatives.

In that note she wrote in part:

We’re paying particular attention to those House members who voted in favor of Obamacare and represent districts that Senator John McCain and I carried during the 2008 election. Three of these House members are retiring – from Arkansas’s 2nd district, Indiana’s 8th district, and Tennessee’s 6th district – but we’ll be working to make sure that those who replace them are Commonsense Conservatives. The others are running for re-election, and we’re going to hold them accountable for this disastrous Obamacare vote.

That was yesterday. Today the Left decided to play stupid. Today, in their desperate need to manipulate, they dug deep. They know Governor Palin has the ability to drive Americans to the polls in November to vote out the people who have refused to do what they were elected to do: represent their constituents. So what do they do? They pretend Governor Palin’s “RELOAD” metaphor was an actual threat to engage in physical violence against Democrats. Are you kidding me? As a 14-year veteran English Language Arts teacher, I could walk into my classroom, show my seventh graders the tweet, show them the map, and give them the Facebook note to read. I have no doubt that they would be able to tell you that she was speaking metaphorically. I could take the weakest student I have, and even he would tell you that there was absolutely no threat of physical violence. And though I often wonder about the brain power of anybody who would embrace a liberal worldview, the saddest part of this whole nonsense today is that this time they are playing stupid. There is not one person who actually believes the governor was recommending violence, but to pretend that she is serves their purpose. It aids in their obsessive need to paint conservatives as violent racists, it cooperates with their fear of Governor Palin’s influence, and it’s in keeping with their Alinsky tactics.

I know these tactics well. They did the same thing to me a couple months ago when I published, “Levi: When Lying Dogs Won’t Sleep.” They knew good and well the entire post was laced in metaphor, but they feigned outrage and concern that I was some dangerous woman intent on murder. They then commenced to harass me, threaten me, mock my faith, and all the other loving, tolerant things people on the Left do. Pathetic really. Their accusation about Governor Palin is just more of the same.

Via the ADN, here’s a sampling of some comments that have surfaced:

Jed Lewison, Daily Kos: Of all the images to convey about her movement, it is revealing that Sarah Palin chose one associated with violence. Palin’s rhetoric comes amidst a surge in right-wing extremism, a time during which she should be urging cooler heads to prevail instead of fueling the most radical elements of her base. … I don’t care how much money Sarah Palin might want to make off her political celebrity, if she were the patriot she claims to be, she’d be doing everything in her power to rein in the rising tide of right-wing extremism.

Joan Walsh, Most (but probably not all) Palin supporters may insist the tuckered-out former Alaska governor meant “reload” metaphorically. But in a country where angry right-wingers carry guns to see the president speak, and spit on African-American congressmen, I thought it was a chilling statement. Will any Republican denounce Palin’s language?

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC: The armed and dangerous theme isn‘t just in the streets and at the protests. It‘s now the vernacular by which supposedly mainstream conservative politicians address their followers.

This next one gets to the heart of what these ridiculously asinine people are hoping to achieve (emphasis mine):

Margo Howard, The Women on the Web: I would not find it surprising if someone from the Department of Justice rang [Palin] up to advise her that what she is doing is inciting violence – which is a federal offense. As if it weren’t bad enough that people were spitting on legislators, yelling epithets and wearing sidearms into Starbucks, here comes Sarah Palin using the language of guns … and this in a country that has seen political assassinations in our lifetime. Hate speech, anyone? I would suggest to McCain’s Mistake that she, well, think before she speaks. Or better yet, just stop talking.

Ms. Howard, probably without even realizing it, exposes the real desire of the Left wing media: they just want to shut conservatives up, and who is the most powerful, most respected conservative today? Governor Palin. So she must be silenced–and they will stop at nothing to do it.

The calculated plan to paint the governor and conservatives as violence inciters made its rounds today. You can watch Chris Matthews’ interview with Rep. James Clyburn here, Matthews’ interview with Rep. Chris Van Hollen here, and the NBC Nightly News rendition here.

The problem, however, is these people are too busy playing their various and sundry cards to do any research. The Republican Party and Governor Palin have clearly denounced violence in our fight to take back our country. (Note to haters: I’m not suggesting a literal fight. It’s a figure of speech, which any third grader could tell you.) If there are morons shouting racial slurs, practicing violence, or promoting such behavior, they certainly do not speak for the conservative movement. They speak for themselves and their own twisted vision of the world. They are not encouraged, embraced, or in any way abetted by those of us on the Right. After all, we are common sense conservatives.

Just the other day, while on the Glenn Beck Show, Governor Palin spoke out against violence.

Today, House Republican Leader John Boehner also made it clear that violence is not condoned. He said:

“Well, there are a lot of angry Americans and they are angry over this health care bill. They’re angry about the fact that the Democrats here in Washington aren’t listening to them. But I’ve got to tell you that violence and threats are unacceptable. It is not the American way. Yes, I know there is anger, but let’s take that anger, and go out and register people to vote, go volunteer on a political campaign, and let’s do it the right way. I’m concerned about the amount of violence and anger that’s out there … it’s unacceptable.”

Why don’t these people on the Left tell you about the GOP’s clear rejection of violence? Yes, why don’t they talk about the governor’s interview with Beck or Boehner’s strong stand? You know the answer as well as I: it doesn’t fit their agenda to do so. Honesty doesn’t help their cause. They feast off of lies. They crave an opportunity to point crooked fingers and accuse decent people of indecent motives. They long for it. They can’t live without it. It advances their cause among those who are simple minded enough to take what they say as law. They purposely twist, taint, and taunt–anything it takes. And they often expose themselves through selective, fabricated outrage.

The Left wingers and their media buds would do well to spend their time taking a stand against actual threats and hateful acts instead of playing their little games. They wouldn’t have to search far to find these threats, most often heaped upon conservatives–originating from liberals, of course.

Governor Palin has threatened no one. She has, however, been threatened. Where is the outcry from the Left and the lamestream media about this? Where is their outrage when Governor Palin faces real, not contrived, threats?

For example, recently Kathy Griffin openly stated she’d like to push Governor Palin down the stairs. This was after she trespassed her property. Where was the outrage then? Or is her threat overlooked because her agent just happens to be Rahm Emanuel’s brother, Ari?

During the Going Rogue book signing, I was personally hit with eggs when an anti-Palin loon barged in with a plan to blast the governor. Was that acceptable? What else was he capable of? The man was arrested but showed no remorse. In fact, he bragged about it later. Palin Derangement Syndrome sufferers said that Governor Palin deserved it as did I. Where was the outrage then?

Later during the tour, a man in Minnesota threw tomatoes at her and was arrested. What…no outrage then either?

It gets worse. C4P reported the following just a few months ago:

Perhaps most disturbingly, Zaki recently posted Governor Palin’s address, directions to her home, pictures of her home, and this message:

In the winter you can walk out onto the ice and walk up to the house through the back door.


She doesn’t mind visitors, just walk right up to the house and say hello!

This is a man who regularly writes hate-filled rants about Governor Palin, suggests her grandson deserves to be beat up because of his name, and wishes she would snap her ankle. He provides directions to her home and encourages people to show up. What do you think he wants them to do once they get there? Yet no outrage from the Left.

Shortly after the 2008 campaign, someone set Governor Palin’s church on fire while women and children were inside. Investigation revealed that this was more than arson. It was attempted murder, as the phone, fire alarm, and sprinkler system wires were cut. And barely a word from the media. How is that possible? No one has paid the price for this. No one has been caught. And many have never even heard of it. Why?

Collins Report, which I highly suggest you read in its entirety, offers this analysis:

The facts speak clearly. This attempted murder was perpetrated by someone from outside of the Wasilla area, a hired assassin who went there to kill people because of what they believe.

Who on the Left, who in the media, condemned this outright violent act? They barely batted an eye. Again I ask, where was the outrage?

On page 138 of Going Rogue, Governor Palin shares an extremely disturbing threat against her daughter Bristol during the 2008 campaign, and I don’t remember any Congressmen, Chris Matthews, or Rachel Maddow being very concerned about this violent threat:

She wrote:

And during the VP campaign, among so many other threats, a guy from New Jersey wrote that he would “shoot her pregnant body from a helicopter.”

Clearly, Governor Palin has endured real threats against her well-being and the well-being of her children, and the silence by some has been deafening. During this sensitive time in our country, when Americans are understandably angry, she has denounced violence, yet the haters are pretending she’s inciting it. This is their method of holding on to the little hope they have of keeping their seats in Congress. Pitiful indeed–and it won’t work.
The governor used Twitter and Facebook to encourage Americans to use their voting power to make a difference. As a hunter from the state of Alaska, she used a fitting metaphor to make a point. She used the same language her dad used when she resigned from the governor’s office. Mr. Heath said, “Sarah’s not retreating. She’s reloading.” All of a sudden, they’ve forgotten this metaphor. The Left obviously has selective memory to go along with their selective outrage.

It’s time for the lamestream media to stop playing dangerous games. It is quite obvious that the governor was not inciting violence. Only a fool would actually believe that’s what she was doing. And only a liar would pretend.

I was in the crowd on July 26, 2009 in Fairbanks, Alaska when Governor Palin turned the reins over to Sean Parnell. I clearly remember her strong admonition to the media, and I applauded along with everyone else. Those words are just as appropriate today as they were that Sunday: “Quit making things up!”

(Thanks to many C4P contributors for help with links and video)

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Sarah Palin Said Kill Them (aka A lie told often enough becomes truth. – Lenin)

Posted by Karen Allen on March 25, 2010

No kidding. She did. Sarah Palin told everyone that was mad about the newly christened health care reform bill to shoot every last freaking Democrat that was responsible for it. Need proof?

Via @SarahPalinUSA on Twitter:
Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: “Don’t Retreat, Instead – RELOAD!” Pls see my Facebook page.     1:31 PM Mar 23rd   via OpenBeak


Oh, and that OpenBeak thing, in case you don’t know, is a Blackberry app. I have it too. And like Gov. Palin, I sit around watching my kids play sports, whilst thumbing out directives to carry out my dirty deeds. Is there a hit list, you ask? Sure as shootin’! It’s right there below. Yeppers, I am that obvious. I want people dead. And I advertise it on Facebook and Twitter for the entire world to see.

Seriously, I cannot even believe I am having to address this. And yes, I have to. Showing up in my Yahoo alerts email today was this snippet from The Hook, emphasis mine.

Gas party? FBI investigates cut line at Perriello home
by Dave McNair
published 3:10pm Wednesday Mar 24, 2010

The day after former VP candidate Sarah Palin encouraged her Facebook friends to “print pink slips” for members of Congress who voted for President Obama’s “disasterous” healthcare package, including 5th District Representative Tom Perriello, Politico reports that the FBI is investigating a cut gas line at the Charlottesville home of Perriello’s brother—who is married and has two small children—which County spokesperson Lee Catlin is calling a “suspicious incident.”

Hmmm, I thought, I suppose they are trying to somehow make a connection…a very loose connection…sort of like the one the plumber made under my sink which led to a flooded kitchen floor last week. Ah well, I figured, what’s one dumb author?

Unfortunately, the unfounded connection didn’t end there. Later today I found out the Anchorage Daily News had published an article entitled “Palin’s firearms-themed rhetoric called dangerous”. Well, again, I thought, they’ve never been a cheerleader for her, even though she’s provided them more income in the last few years than they would have ever had alone, so what would one expect?

Most likely, you can tell where I’m headed with this story. The search engines easily bring up the insane and completely baseless logic that Gov. Palin is making a literal call to arms, effectively ordering the heads of Democrats be brought to her on a platter. In a desperate attempt to draw the attention away from the health care fiasco that even the president’s own party is just now discovering the entrails of, the media and their “bring down Palin at all costs” blogger buddies have launched a Can You Believe She Ordered Democrats Killed? campaign.

Let me remind you these are the same people that went bonkers when that nutjob started shooting up the Pentagon last month. “He was a right wing extremist and 9-11 truther!” they published everywhere. Not surprisingly, they shut up real quick when it came out the guy was a long time registered Democrat. Whoops.

The ADN had one thing right in their article title though…”firearms-themed.” Yes, her words and chart had a theme as such to them…she is after all an avid hunter and gun owner advocate. Be aware though that Gov. Palin isn’t the only politician or author to ever use such terms. Here’s a few, just from a quick Google search, emphasis mine. You could get the idea from them that the Dems are just targeting and bombing away! And if you search the key phrase “Democrats take aim”, you will get a looooong list. Wary Democrats drawing provisional bead on Dean
By CRAGG HINES Sept. 23, 2006, 8:26PM
It’s beginning to dawn on Democrats that they may not win control of the House or Senate in the November elections, so a pre-emptive blame game has begun. 

Escapist Mag: Missouri Democrats Target Republicans With New Political Game
Andy Chalk posted on 23 November 2007 2:43 pm DNC targeting Republicans on budget
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 11:15 EDT
The Democratic National Committee, meanwhile, is launching a preemptive strike against them.

AFP: Buoyant US Democrats take aim at bank reform, Today

Even after those examples, some critics will point to the rumored threats that were hurled at House reps this past weekend as proof that we on the right are violent. I’ve seen no proof of those threats, but I will tell you that the violence that was done to the American people and our Constitution during this past week has been life threatening in more ways than one. People are mad to say the least. For Democrat lawmakers to feign ignorance and not understand that point is pure malarky.

But let ME be clear…to accuse Gov. Sarah Palin of purposely encouraging and inciting physical trauma toward those spineless Democrats responsible for the health care fiasco is extreme, slanderous, and without merit.

No more than the Democrats as a whole are at fault for the Pentagon shooter or the whackos that threw eggs and tomatoes in Gov. Palin’s direction during her book tour or the Black Panthers that in 2008 stood outside the PA polling place with a nightstick, than is Gov. Palin at fault for those that do illegal acts of cutting gas lines or throwing bricks.

Stop making things up, media and left wing bloggers. Pictured below are the real people you should be concerned about…worry about them. Stop them. Prevent them from hurting America.

Even possibly more dangerous are the illiterate ones. (h/t @gary4205)

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November is Coming

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 20, 2010

By Adrienne Ross –

Tomorrow will bring a health care bill vote, and Nancy Pelosi continues to show her true pro-abortion colors. She continues to reveal that she has no interest in the will of the people who have overwhelmingly indicated that we do not want government between us and our doctors. Today she rejected the Stupak abortion solution. Pelosi has no respect for pro-life anybody–not the unborn, not the American people, and not even the colleagues in her own party.

And we already know where President Obama stands on the issue of life. He believes the “when does life begin?” question is “above [his] pay grade.” He didn’t even vote to provide health care to babies born alive after a botched abortion. Sick! If he can’t do right by a defenseless newborn, what in the world do you expect he’ll do with you?

These are the people we want in charge of our health care?! God, help us.

According to the Washington Post:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Saturday rejected an offer to hold a separate vote on abortion provisions in the sweeping health-care legislation, setting the stage for the final talks with the last Democratic holdouts.

Pelosi told reporters that she rejected the solution offered by Rep. Bart Stupak (Mich.), the leading antiabortion Democrat who proposed passing separate, strict language that would clarify that no federal funds in the proposed legislation could go toward abortion coverage.

Asked if a vote was coming, Pelosi declared no extra votes would be held to appease antiabortion Democrats or liberals still hopeful for adding their favored causes. “Not on abortion, not on public option, not on single payer, not on anything,” Pelosi said. She later added, “The bill is the bill.”

Democrats are close to securing the 216 votes needed for a majority when the vote is held Sunday evening, but the last bloc of holdouts are antiabortion Democrats.

Read the rest here.

Governor Palin has been fighting on behalf of the American people, imploring us to get involved and do everything we can to stop a government takeover of health care.

Earlier today she tweeted:

Shocking new questions re:whether military healthcare plans r protected under Obamacare.How will underpaid troops afford their own purchase?

She followed that up with a link to that very story. Click here to read it.

November is coming, as the governor shared yesterday in her Facebook note, the same note where she asked us to sign the November is Coming petition to let Congress know we mean business. Click here to do so.

In no uncertain terms, tell them:

Dear Member of Congress:

Your vote isn’t the only one that counts. November is coming and you can’t hide from the voters. Corrupt backroom deals are driving a government takeover of our health care, and I don’t like it. If you vote YES on the health care bill, I will vote NO on you in the next election.

(H/T) Motorcitytimes

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Palin says Obama’s new health care bill is like putting perfume on a pig

Posted by loricalabrese on February 28, 2010

President Obama hosts his televised health care summit with Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday.

After months of criticism that he wasn’t personally involved in shaping the health-reform conversation, President Obama finally released his own plan for legislation on Monday. However, many are not impressed with the much heralded, “President’s proposal,” including the former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.

“The President has wrestled control of the health care debate away from Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid by finally introducing his own plan. Unfortunately, the White House’s proposal includes everything we found untenable about the old Senate bill – only this one is even more expensive! This is what you might call putting “perfume on a pig.””

Palin took on the new proposal in a Facebook note on Wednesday titled, “More of the Same, Only More Expensive.”

“The President’s proposal doesn’t include pro-free market ideas like allowing people to buy insurance across state lines, giving individual buyers the same tax benefits as those who get insurance through their employers, or instituting real medical liability reform,” Palin said. “Despite the “kumbaya” rhetoric, Democrats are making plans to ram this bill through the Senate using a partisan procedural maneuver that will bypass the normal bipartisan debate process.”

It’s still not entirely clear that Congressional Democrats can pass health reform on their own and many see the health care summit as a political event.

Palin said, “With a government-growing proposal this bad, it’s no wonder the President wants bipartisan cover for it in an election year. Thursday’s health care summit is already being revealed as little more than a photo-op. The Obama administration still denies the existence of the House Republicans’ health care plan that offers alternative solutions to health care challenges – even though the White House website links right to it.”

A new poll says three of four Americans doubt the meeting will lead to a health care agreement, reports Susan Page of USA TODAY.

“The public is clearly opposed to the Democrats’ health care bills,” Palin added. “Americans want to scrap these big-government plans and start over with common-sense, incremental reform. Some on the left have urged Democrats to vote for Obamacare because it’s a foot in the door for universal health care. They understand what’s at stake; so should the rest of us.”

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Obama’s Stunning Admission

Posted by Adrienne Ross on January 30, 2010

By Adrienne Ross –

In an article for Real Clear Politics, Tom Bevan points out something that seems to have gone unnoticed by most. He calls it “Obama’s Stunning Admission.”

Bevan quotes the president during his appearance at the House Republican retreat:

The last thing I will say, though — let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we’ve presented — and there’s some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your — if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge. [emphasis added]

Well, isn’t that interesting? Beval distills this for us to mean:

If we take this statement at face value, President Obama is admitting the the health care bills passed by either the House or Senate (or both) contained provisions which were “snuck in” – presumably by Democratic members and perhaps on behalf of certain lobbyists – that would have in fact prevented people from keeping their current insurance and/or choosing the doctor they want.

Read the entire article here.

All this time later, after calling Republicans out–after calling Governor Palin out–is President Obama quietly admitting that those who were calling him out were right all along?

In her Facebook note, “Troubling Questions Remain About Obama’s Health Care Plan,” Governor Palin wrote:

The president is busy assuring us that we can keep our private insurance plans, but common sense (and basic economics) tells us otherwise.

In Governor Palin’s “Response to the White House,” she stated:

I’m pleased that the White House is finally responding to Republican health care ideas instead of pretending they don’t exist.[1] But in doing so President Obama should follow his own sound advice and avoid making “wild misrepresentations”.[2] Medicare vouchers would give everyone on Medicare the chance to decide for themselves which health plan to use, rather than leave that decision to government bureaucrats. Such proposals are the kind of health care reform that Republicans stand for: market-oriented, patient-centered, and result-driven.

You’ll recall that Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued in September:

Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about components of America’s Affordable Health Choices Act. Their efforts to scare seniors have spared no myth, no method and no misrepresentation. It has gotten so bad, the Chicago Tribune’s The Swamp blog wrote, “In political circles, there is a term for the tactic” Republicans are using to frighten seniors about the effects of health insurance reform: “Medi-scare.” According to The Swamp, Republicans are “capitalizing on fears that Medicare will be undermined… and that the government will force ‘end-of-life’ decisions… It’s one rhetorical stop short of warning of the “death panels” that Republican Sarah Palin has spoken of….”


Myth: Health care reform is a government takeover.

Fact: Under this bill, there is no government takeover of health care. Every American will still be able to choose your own doctor and health insurance plan— and make care decisions with that doctor. The House bill builds on the current system of private health insurance. Indeed, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, private insurance coverage will expand by 16 million under the House reform bill. CBO projects that only a total of about 11 million – or 3 percent of Americans – would choose to enroll in a newly-formed public health insurance plan.

So it wasn’t a myth after all, Speaker?

You’ll also recall Pelosi rushing through the House a late-night health care vote, to which the governor wrote:

Despite Americans’ decisive message last Tuesday that they reject the troubling path this country has been taking, Speaker Pelosi has broken her own promises of transparency to ram a health “care” bill through the House of Representatives just before midnight. Why did she push the 2,000 page bill this weekend? Was she perhaps afraid to give her peers and the constituents for whom she works the chance to actually read this monstrous bill carefully, if at all? Was she concerned that Americans might really digest the details of a bill that the Wall Street Journal has called “the worst piece of post-New Deal legislation ever introduced”?

This out-of-control bureaucratic mess will be disastrous for our economy, our small businesses, and our personal liberty. It will slam businesses at a time when we are at double-digit unemployment rates – the highest we’ve seen in a quarter of a century. This massive new bureaucracy will cost us and our children money we don’t have. It will rob Americans of more of our freedom and further hamper the free market.

Make no mistake: we’re on course to have government commandeer one-sixth of our economy. The people who gave us Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now want to run our health care. Think about that.

So after all the warnings Governor Palin gave, and all the denying, name-calling, and arrogance of the Obama administration, President Obama makes the stunning admission that they had, in fact, “snuck in” some of the same things they so passionately refuted?

I agree with Governor Palin: “Think about that.”

I feel my inner Joe Wilson coming on.

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Sarah Palin: Midnight Votes, Backroom Deals…Death Panel

Posted by Ron Devito on December 23, 2009

Governor Palin addressed several key issues regarding the health care bill in her latest Facebook post on the subject. Succinctly, they are:

  1. Debate was ended on the bill without anyone reading or understanding its content (Palin, 2009, ¶1).
  2. Death Panels and rationing are back in the form of the “Independent Payment Advisory Board,” and the provision supporting this board cannot be amended or repealed except by 2/3 majority (Palin, 2009, ¶1).
  3. Senator DeMint expressed doubts that the super-majority amendment/repeal rule is constitutional (Palin, 2009, ¶2).
  4. “In other words, Democrats are protecting this rationing ‘death panel’ from future change with a procedural hurdle. You have to ask why they’re so concerned about protecting this particular provision. Could it be because bureaucratic rationing is one important way Democrats want to ‘bend the cost curve’ and keep health care spending down? (Palin, 2009, ¶3).
  5. The Congressional Budget Office ties rationing to cost (Palin, 2009, ¶4-6).
  6. “This health care bill is one of the most far-reaching and expensive expansions of the role of government into our lives. We’re talking about putting one-seventh of our economy under the government’s thumb. We’re also talking about something as intimate to our personal well-being as medical care” (Palin, 2009, ¶7).
  7. “The administration’s promises of transparency and bipartisanship have been broken one by one. This entire process has been defined by midnight votes on weekends, closed-door meetings with industry lobbyists, and payoffs to politicians willing to sell their principles for sweetheart deals. Is it any wonder that Americans are so disillusioned with their leaders in Washington (Palin, 2009, ¶9)?

In 10 paragraphs, Governor Palin delineated clearly why the proposed government take-over of health care is dangerous to our personal and economic health — indeed to our continued existence as a constitutional republic. Legislators are passing bills without reading them; they’re making bills more difficult to repeal, and trampling the Constitution in the process. The government takeover of health care quite is socialism run amok brought about by a hard leftist president and his cronies in Congress. What we are bearing witness to is Chicago machine politics brought to the national level.

Governor Palin concluded with, “This is about politics, not health care. Americans don’t want this bill. Americans don’t like this bill. Washington has stopped listening to us. But we’re paying attention, and 2010 is coming” (Palin, 2009, ¶10),

January 20, 2013 is coming thereafter and on that day the White House and indeed all of Washington, D.C. will be cleansed and purged.

The complete original transcript of Governor Palin’s Facebook post is accessible via the link in the reference list.

Palin, S. L. H. (2009, December 22). “Midnight votes, backroom deals, and a death panel.” Facebook, Sarah Palin. Retrieved December 23, 2009 from:

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Catching Up To Sarah Palin; Shopping in Massachusetts

Posted by Adrienne Ross on November 14, 2009

By Adrienne Ross –

A couple years ago a friend and I went to an outlet in Lee, Massachusetts to do some shopping. We went from store to store, each time being greeted by a salesperson asking, “How are you?” and then moving on to the business at hand: selling goods.

After about the tenth such question, I decided to have some fun. People ask, “How are you?” not because they care. In fact, most of the time they don’t even wait around for an answer; they’re just going through the motions. We all do it. “How are you?” is just something we say here in America. It’s akin to people saying, “Have a nice day” at 11:00 at night–which annoys the snot out of me!

So I told my friend, “Sally, the next time someone asks me how I am, I’m going to tell them!” She looked like, “Oh goodness, here we go,” because people who know me well know I might do anything for the sake of being funny or making a point.

So I decided to do something I’d seen in the movie Ground Hog Day.

So when the next unlucky salesman asked, “How are you today?” I responded, “Not too well. Can we go in the back and talk? Oh, did you really want to know how I’m doing, or were you just making conversation?”

I got a big kick out of that, and I am reminded of it when I think of what Sarah Palin wrote on Facebook yesterday.

Here’s why:

I have heard the President and his administration state time and time again that those on the other side of the aisle have no interest in bipartisanship, have no real solutions to offer, and simply want to block true reform. You’ve heard it yourselves.

It’s a lie.

I have heard the president say that if anyone has “legitimate” suggestions, he is ready to hear them. It sounds good, but he uses that word because he gets to define what’s legitimate. If it doesn’t follow his plan, it’s not legitimate. How else can he justify ignoring the American people who have told lawmakers for months that they are uneasy–to put it mildly–with the Health Care Bill? How else can he and Nancy Pelosi ram it down our throats anyway? Apparently our concerns aren’t legitimate enough.

In the same way the salesman asked how I was, without really giving a flying fig, so President Obama–forever the salesman–asked for suggestions yesterday. This time he replaced “legitimate” with the term “demonstrably good idea” when describing what kind of suggestion he’s willing to consider. If his history tells us anything, he really isn’t expecting to wait around long enough to get an answer. It’s sort of like a drive-by “How are you?” where he just goes about the business of…well, selling goods, of course.

Enter Governor Palin who apparently thinks like I do and figured if he’s asking, she might as well answer.

So, as I did with the salesman, she takes him at his word and offers a response. The only thing missing at the end of her response is, “Did you really want to know, Mr. President, or were you just making conversation?”

Below is the beginning of the governor’s “demonstrably good idea,” posted on Facebook yesterday. I wonder what the president will do with it.

I commend the president for acknowledging today that “there are limits to what government can and should do” to ease our 10.2% unemployment rate – the highest it’s been since 1983. I also applaud his call for suggestions and expression of openness to considering “any demonstrably good idea.” Taking him at his word, I’d like to suggest this one: let’s learn from history and follow the example of the man who occupied the White House in 1983 and was able to transform an even worse recession than the one we’re currently experiencing into the largest peacetime economic expansion in American history.

Read the entire Facebook note here.

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Sarah Palin: Pelosi “Health Plan” Should Be DOA

Posted by Karen Allen on November 12, 2009

Per Gov. Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page:

Today at 8:40am

We need to be vigilant in investigating the ramifications of the Pelosi Health Care Bill. Some provisions sound so outrageous as to be considered impossible to fathom, but they’re right there in the bill in black and white. For instance, page 297 of the bill explains the punishment for not purchasing government mandated health insurance. If you don’t buy what the government considers “acceptable health care coverage,” you’re going to be hit with a tax of at least 2.5% of your income. And if you don’t pay that new tax, you could be fined as much as $250,000 and sentenced to up to five years in prison.

But here’s the thing: they have to make the penalty for opting out very harsh in order to force us to buy coverage. The only way to keep this government run health care plan afloat is for everyone to buy into it – especially young and healthy people. That means that they will have to penalize citizens if we choose not to buy a plan that will cost a minimum of about $15,000 per family per year.

The bill that came out of the Senate last month – the Baucus Bill – does just the opposite. It calls for a much lighter penalty ($750 maximum) for people who don’t buy government approved health coverage, making it cheaper to pay the fine than to pay for the coverage. (And with a recession on, who can blame families for not wanting to pay $15,000 for a government mandated health care plan?)

But here’s the kicker: the bill also forces insurance companies to cover everyone, regardless of pre-existing conditions. Think about what that means. A lot of people – especially young and healthy people – will just pay the penalty instead of purchasing coverage because they’ll figure that it’ll always be there if they get sick, as government has promised. That’s what will happen, and when it does it will totally undermine the very concept of “insurance” – which is basically a group of people pooling their resources over time to cover themselves for a rainy day, paying while they’re healthy so that they’re covered when they’re sick. Those who are healthy now pay for those who are sick. If your insurance pool only contains sick people, it’s a bust. And that’s what this government plan will be. Without all of those young and healthy people paying into the pool and defraying the costs, the government will have to pony up more and more money, and who knows how long the whole crazy plan will last before it goes broke – and our country with it!

That’s where we are with this bureaucratic mess: either the government penalizes people so harshly that they could be hit with huge taxes and even possible jail time, or the government makes the penalty a slap on the wrist and undermines the plan from the get-go. Forcing individuals to buy health insurance seems unconstitutional, yet Congress wants to foist it on us anyway. Proponents of government controlled health care will say, “But we’re made to buy car insurance and home insurance, what’s the difference with health insurance?” It’s apples and oranges. Auto insurance is a state law requirement, and people can always choose not to drive. Banks might require you to have home owner’s insurance, but again, you choose to own a home, just as you choose to drive. You have no choice at all when it comes to this federal government health care insurance mandate.

There are other ways to reform health care without violating our Constitution and our personal liberties. Let’s get back to discussing market-driven, patient-centered, result-driven solutions, like, for example, allowing people to purchase insurance across state lines, tackling existing government waste and fraud, and reforming medical malpractice laws (tort reform) to stop unwarranted lawsuits that force doctors to order unnecessary procedures just to cover themselves.

Please let your Senators know that the Pelosi Bill should be dead on arrival. Once we go down this big government path, it will be virtually impossible to reverse course. Let’s fight for the reform that makes sense for Americans before it’s too late.

– Sarah Palin

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Obama, Follow Joe Wilson’s Example and Apologize

Posted by Adrienne Ross on September 10, 2009

By Adrienne Ross –

Let me be clear. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” outburst was not appropriate during President Obama’s address last night. I don’t think anyone would defend it. However, I think there are many people who would agree with what he said. In fact, people have been saying for weeks that this Health Care Bill will allow illegal aliens to be covered, abortions to be provided, and health care to be rationed. How the president mangages to continue denying this leaves some scratching their heads. Perhaps Joe Wilson just reached his maximum and blew his top. It’s not right, shouldn’t have been done, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t accurate.

It’s the irony of it all that stands out to me. Wilson’s out-of-order accusation came only after an out-of-order accusation by the president himself. Perhaps this is a case of simply reaping what you sow, or as some people say, “What goes around comes around.”

Did you see Nancy Pelosi and President Obama’s faces when Wilson’s voice boomed through the room? Pelosi gave him what Neil Cavutto called the Death Stare, and Obama looked to me like he had to remind himself that he wasn’t on the streets of Chicago where people sometimes handle such accusations in a less than civil manner.

Joe Wilson’s outburst lacked professionalism and respect. But wait a minute. Did the President of the United States not call Sarah Palin a liar immediately prior? Should he not know that the manner in which he referred to her and to others who are not in agreement with his Bill is anything but professional? What was he seeking to accomplish?

Over at the Huffington Post, Paul Begala wrote it this way:

I loved Pres. Obama’s speech. It rallied dispirited Democrats, reassured disenchanted independents and intimidated Republicans. He called a lie a lie, and pledged to call out the right-wing thugs if (well, when) they continue lying.

I’m not sure who Begala thinks the president intimidated. Clearly, Joe Wilson wasn’t intimidated, and surely Governor Palin is not intimidated, for she came right back with another Facebook note.

The President can keep making unsupported assertions, but until he directly responds to the arguments I’ve made, I’m going to call him out too.

Does this sound like someone who is intimidated?

I dare say that Joe Wilson’s behavior, rude as it was, was no worse than the President of the United States using his address to try to scare those who disagree with him into silence and conformity. He not only promised to “call out” those people, but he pinpointed Governor Palin, whom he referred to as a “prominent politican.” He coined her concerns about health care as “laughable,” “cynical,” and “irresponsible.” He attempted to put her comments to rest by asserting, “It is a lie, plain and simple.” Governor Palin isn’t intimidated, but the president certainly sounds like he’s guilty of what Begala attributes to Republicans: thuggery.

It is completely inappropriate for the leader of the free world to continue to refer to and attack a private citizen through sneaky back door comments. It is worse to call her a liar, which is exactly what President Obama called Governor Palin last night.

Make no mistake; Joe Wilson did the right thing by issuing an apology for following the president’s accusations with “You lie.” It’s time President Obama followed Joe Wilson’s apology with one of his own. I’m sure Governor Palin would graciously accept–and then work with him on tort reform.

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Sarah Palin Talks Back to the White House

Posted by Adrienne Ross on September 9, 2009

By Adrienne Ross –

After Sarah Palin spoke out last night about the Health Care Bill (see previous post), the White House has chosen to respond. In the past, the president and his administration have been quoted as saying they never think about Sarah Palin. Granted, many people do speak without thinking, so maybe this is one of those cases. Perhaps they are not thinking about her, but they are certainly speaking about her.

Here is what the White House said today:

On Gov. Palin’s Attacks

Every non-partisan organization that has looked at her claims say they are false. And the ideas in her op-ed are both scary and risky. Eliminating Medicare and giving our seniors vouchers instead is a bad idea that we shouldn’t adopt.

This health care issue runs deep for people, which is why Sarah Palin will not let it go, and we cannot afford to let it go either. It’s too important, which is something I wrote about in a post last month called,”Yeah? Well, Yo’ Momma!

Sarah Palin hasn’t backed down simply because the White House singled her out. Weaker vessels probably would, but no, she continues to be a voice crying out for the health and well-being of Americans.

Read her response:

I’m pleased that the White House is finally responding to Republican health care ideas instead of pretending they don’t exist.[1] But in doing so President Obama should follow his own sound advice and avoid making “wild misrepresentations”.[2] Medicare vouchers would give everyone on Medicare the chance to decide for themselves which health plan to use, rather than leave that decision to government bureaucrats. Such proposals are the kind of health care reform that Republicans stand for: market-oriented, patient-centered, and result-driven.

The White House talking points leave the rest of my arguments unanswered. They don’t respond to the idea that all individuals should get the same tax benefits received by those who get coverage through their employers; that we must reform our tort laws; and that we should allow Americans to buy insurance across state lines. The White House also fails to respond to the Nyce/Schieber study indicating that wages will fall if the government expands coverage without reducing health care inflation rates.

One last thing: after President Obama’s speech tonight, listen for which pundits use the words “false”, “scary”, and “risky” in describing the proposals I put forward. That’s how you’ll be able to tell who the White House counted as “allies” worthy of receiving its talking points.

-Sarah Palin

[1] See
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Be sure to tune in to the President tonight because this health care issue is of the utmost importance–and pay close attention to the conversation of the mainstream media afterwards. Will the president’s “allies” reveal themselves once again, as Sarah predicts? I’m not a betting woman, but still I’m compelled to say, “You betcha!”

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