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Posts Tagged ‘Katie Couric’

No Fooling: Governor Palin to Host ‘Today’ Tuesday

Posted by Adrienne Ross on April 1, 2012

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

The first of April and foolery usually go hand in hand, but I’m not joking when I report that Governor Palin will be co-hosting The Today Show on Tuesday. Yes, that Today Show–on NBC!

She retweeted this tweet:

Tuesday @todayshow exclusive: @SarahPalinUSA live in studio. A side you haven’t seen…More to come

Some people have voiced disagreement that Governor Palin is giving NBC the ratings boost they are sure to receive when she appears on Tuesday. But this is actually quite sweet. After an exclusive interview with the Governor, Breitbart News reports:

When news broke that Katie Couric will be filling in for Robin Roberts next week on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the country yawned. Or, at least we did, until we learned that NBC plans to pit “The Rogue Warrior” against “The Perky One”: Sarah Palin will be guest-hosting “Today” this Tuesday.

[…]

Palin and Couric will be squaring off, in a sense, for the first time since their controversial interview on the 2008 campaign trail.

While some would rather see her diss NBC for their numerous disses of her, as is often the case, the Governor sees things quite clearly. She’s keeping her eyes on the bigger picture. Concerning Tuesday, she says:

I see this as a good opportunity to bring an independent, common-sense conservative perspective to NBC. We’re ‘going rogue’ and infiltrating some turf for a day.

What about taking on Katie Couric? Perhaps that’s the sweetest part. “Game on,” Governor Palin says.

I like the sound of that.

Here’s an NBC video preview (h/t C4P):

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CAUGHT ON TAPE: Katie Couric Dissin’ Sarah Palin The Day John McCain Named Her As His Running Mate

Posted by Gary P Jackson on August 4, 2010

By Gary P Jackson

Not exactly the most shocking thing we’ve seen, especially since we learned that the more than 400 members of Journolist, from the media and academia, conspired to coordinate attacks on Sarah Palin, as part of the “unofficial Obama campaign“, or knowing these same “defenders of the truth” went into overdrive covering up all of Obama’s radical past. Not even as shocking as learning these same corrupt media members actually realized Sarah was a strong, capable candidate, nothing like the lies they would tell their readers, (and viewers) or how they worried about how to smear her.

Oh, and let’s not forget the “Trig trutherism” that ran rampant among this bunch, which Sarah herself addressed.

This does prove what Sarah has maintained all along, Couric was incredibly biased.

From the editors of Conservatives 4 Palin via The College Press. This is raw footage:

As you can see, the video shows Katie Couric preparing to go on the air on the day John McCain announced Governor Palin as his running mate. It shows some tantalizing hints of Couric’s attitude toward the Governor–when talking about first Trig, then Track, Couric says “where the hell do they get these [names]?…” At that point the producer running the sound board shut off the sound because he or she didn’t want to have Couric’s disdainful and contemptuous view of Governor Palin’s children captured on even an internal CBS tape that they never expected would see the light of day. You can tell this by the “OMG!” reaction of the CBS news employees who were in the control room as Couric said that about the Governor’s kids. This video also shows Couric taking a shot at female basketball players and at Governor Palin’s hometown, one of the fastest growing areas in the country, and the fifth largest city in Alaska.

There’s a larger story here, of course.

It’s not just what was said by Couric in her discussion of Governor Palin, but also the way CBS framed the narrative of Governor Palin’s life in their story. The script covers moose burgers, her kids, her being a former beauty queen and being on the cover of Vogue.

Sarah Palin was a sitting governor, and at that time, before the Obama campaign and their allies in the press spent months relentlessly smearing her good name, she had the highest approval ratings of any governor in the country.

She was also responsible for getting the largest energy project in North American history underway after several decades of interminable delays in Alaska. She was a courageous corruption-busting whistleblower who turned in the leader of her own party in Alaska for his corrupt practices.

She was a fiscal conservative who made the largest veto cuts in Alaska history, reined in the reckless waste, cut her own expenses, sold the governor’s private jet, let the personal chef go, and put away billions of dollars in savings for Alaska for a rainy day.

She was a tough CEO who went toe to toe with the Big Oil companies and fought to get the best deal for Alaskans, the resource owners she represented. And she did all of this as a woman from a modest background who was entirely self-made – without the benefit of a rich or influential father or husband.

But what in this impressive biography did CBS News and Couric choose to focus on? Moose burgers and beauty pageants.

By their choice of the framing of the story, it’s evident Couric and CBS had an agenda here: They wanted to diminish Governor Palin because her impressive record of accomplishments towered over the non-existent record of the guy at the top of Democratic ticket.

We know from the JournoList archives that the national press viewed Governor Palin as a threat to their anointed candidate whom they sought to elect with ferocity and determination. We don’t even need to see Couric’s snarky comment about Governor Palin’s children to know that CBS News and Couric were not interested in covering who Sarah Palin was or what her qualifications were, but rather in caricaturing her to influence the election in favor of their favored candidate.

As Governor Palin would say, “may the light continue to shine” to expose this sickness at the heart of our corrupt and biased mainstream media.

There’s more history between Sarah and the Perky One, than this bit of childishness. As Sarah pointed out in her book, there are hours upon hours of video tapes from a series of interviews Couric did with Sarah. Instead of airing all of that footage, CBS and Couric selectively edited it to paint Sarah in the worst light possible. CBS has refused to release the full tapes to either Sarah, or the McCain campaign. (or the media at large) Hmmmm. Wonder why?

Let’s also never forget that Perky sat down with longtime Marxist-democrat Sam Nunn, and Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haas, before she interviewed Sarah, and was coached extensively on just the right sort of “gotcha” questions to ask. Nunn was on Obama’s short list for Vice President, and served on his transition team after the election. In other words, Couric sat down with Team Obama and worked out the best strategy on how to question their opponent!

Think about that. Katie Couric, who is supposed to be a journalist, sat down with one campaign, to work out how to interview someone from their competition. Seems to me the Federal Elections Commission should look at this as a “contribution” to the Obama campaign. Either that, or the IRS needs to ask her if she has a 1099 to show her payment from Obama for America, for services rendered.

When you think about it, that’s pretty fantastic, and incredibly troubling. 

The media in this country is dead. You can’t trust a word they say, especially if it comes from the so-called “mainstream media.” They are all a bunch of proven liars, and little more than stenographers for the Obama regime.

Corrupt as the day is long.

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Katie Couric Busted on Video Mocking Governor Palin

Posted by Adrienne Ross on August 4, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Back in March, in an article I called “Katie Couric & the Lamestream Media,” I wrote:

When Katie Couric interviewed Governor Palin during the 2008 campaign, America saw a badgering piranha who had a clear agenda. That agenda was not to be fair and balanced and facilitate an interview that would allow the American people to hear from the governor and then make up their minds about her. It was not to present the truth in honest journalistic fashion. Her whole agenda seemed to be to demean, deride, and hound the governor right out of the gate…

Today it all becomes clearer. Video of Katie Couric mocking Governor Palin and her family the day John McCain announced her as his running mate has found its way online. It’s no new revelation that the lamestream media looked down its nose at the Governor, and the recent JournoList revelations certainly exposed their fear that she would derail the highway they were building Obama to deliver him to the highest office in the land. However, as Katie Couric’s interview with Governor Palin has been praised by the Left as a game-changer in the 2008 campaign, the video certainly puts to rest any notion that Katie was simply exercising fair journalism–as if there could possibly be anyone left among us who still believes that. While not earth-shattering, this video brings an added understanding of what Governor Palin has said about Couric all along: she was condescending, derisive, and downright rude. Now I realize that all Katie was doing during her interview was continuing what she began in this video.

Take a look:

Mind you, it’s not the footage alone that speaks volumes; it’s the story behind it all. Conservatives4Palin brought this video to the public’s attention, so let’s start with their take:

It’s not just what was said by Couric in her discussion of Governor Palin, but also the way CBS framed the narrative of Governor Palin’s life in their story. The script covers moose burgers, her kids, her being a former beauty queen and being on the cover of Vogue. Sarah Palin was a sitting governor, and at that time, before the Obama campaign and their allies in the press spent months relentlessly smearing her good name, she had the highest approval ratings of any governor in the country. She was also responsible for getting the largest energy project in North American history underway after several decades of interminable delays in Alaska. She was a courageous corruption-busting whistleblower who turned in the leader of her own party in Alaska for his corrupt practices. She was a fiscal conservative who made the largest veto cuts in Alaska history, reined in the reckless waste, cut her own expenses, sold the governor’s private jet, let the personal chef go, and put away billions of dollars in savings for Alaska for a rainy day. She was a tough CEO who went toe to toe with the Big Oil companies and fought to get the best deal for Alaskans, the resource owners she represented. And she did all of this as a woman from a modest background who was entirely self-made – without the benefit of a rich or influential father or husband.

But what in this impressive biography did CBS News and Couric choose to focus on? Moose burgers and beauty pageants.

By their choice of the framing of the story, it’s evident Couric and CBS had an agenda here: They wanted to diminish Governor Palin because her impressive record of accomplishments towered over the non-existent record of the guy at the top of Democrat ticket.

Read the rest of this C4P article here.

NewsBusters also breaks down Couric’s bias:

Want more evidence of an elitist vibe coming from the upper echelons of the mainstream media?

You ought to remember the Sept. 24, 2008 Katie Couric interview of Sarah Palin. It’s been celebrated time and time again as a heralded part of American journalism. However, raw footage appearing to be from Aug. 29, 2008 shows that Couric, anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” was already predisposed not to have a high regard for the Alaska governor long before that interview. (h/t Conservatives4Palin.com)

Outtakes of CBS’s “Evening News” show Couric taking a few petty shots at Palin in her coverage leading up to the 2008 Republican National Convention. This five-minute clip has several highlights, showing Couric favoring “moose burgers and beauty pageants,” instead of her professional credentials as mayor of Wasilla, a town Couric has trouble announcing, and her tenure as governor of Alaska.

Highlights include the following:

•Couric mocking Palin’s oldest son’s name: “Her oldest son, 19-year-old Track-Where the hell do they get these [names]?” [laughter] (1:09)
•”She hunts, fishes and eats moose burgers. Her parents, Sally and Chuck Heath, were out hunting caribou when they got the news. You can’t make this up – OK hold on a second. [laughter]” (1:43)
•”I’m saying I’m glad you took out the feminine side because you can be feminine and play basketball, right Jerry?” (1:59)
•Struggles with the pronunciation of the name of the town Wasilla. (4:05)

Great job diverting attention away from Governor Palin’s resume’, CBS. Way to go! I would ask what they were afraid would happen if they reported her accomplishments, but I already know the answer, so why bother? Read more here.

Gary Jackson, too, recognizes Katie’s sinister agenda. He writes:

There’s more history between Sarah and the Perky One, than this bit of childishness. As Sarah pointed out in her book, there are hours upon hours of video tapes from a series of interviews Couric did with Sarah. Instead of airing all of that footage, CBS and Couric selectively edited it to paint Sarah in the worst light possible.CBS has refused to release the full tapes to either Sarah, or the McCain campaign. (or the media at large) Hmmmm. Wonder why?

Let’s also never forget that Perky sat down with longtime Marxist-democrat Sam Nunn, and Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haas, before she interviewed Sarah, and was coached extensively on just the right sort of “gotcha” questions to ask. Nunn was on Obama’s short list for Vice President, and served on his transition team after the election. In other words, Couric sat down with Team Obama and worked out the best strategy on how to question their opponent!

[…]

The media in this country is dead. You can’t trust a word they say, especially if it comes from the so-called “mainstream media.” They are all a bunch of proven liars, and little more than stenographers for the Obama regime.

Corrupt as the day is long.

Read Gary’s full article here.

America is looking forward to November when we plan to vote out corrupt, over-reaching, apparently deaf politicians who look out for themselves rather than the people who hired them. Somehow we also need a plan to oust members of the mainstream media, like Katie Couric and her compadres, who have taken it upon themselves to use their positions to advance their own agendas, thus robbing Americans of the facts we so desperately need and deserve to have. May that day soon come. In the meantime, in the words of the Editors of Conservatives4Palin, “Once again Sarah Palin has been vindicated.”

(h/t Conservatives4palin.com)

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Video leaked of Couric mocking Palin

Posted by loricalabrese on August 4, 2010

It is almost impossible for any network, journalistic publication, or reporter not to be accused of some media bias and this new leaked video of Katie Couric mocking Sarah Palin proves that each individual who reports or writes the news has to work hard to guard against his or her own opinions.

In the video, Couric is seen rehearsing for the “CBS Evening News” during the 2008 Republican National Convention and mocks the names of Sarah Palin’s children.

“Where the hell do they get these names?” Couric says after mentioning Palin’s youngest son, Trig, and her oldest, Track.

Couric also jokes about the pronunciation of Wasilla, Palin’s Alaskan hometown, and when stating that Palin’s parents were out hunting caribou, Couric says, “You can’t make this up.”

This video was taped several weeks before Palin’s notorious interview with Couric, in which the Republican vice-presidential nominee answered questions about a wide variety of issues and stoked controversy with what some felt were shaky and uninformed answers to questions of national importance. That interview set off something of a feud between the two high-profile women, with Palin firing back at Couric in her memoir, Going Rogue, labeling Couric’s interview style as “badgering” and saying that Couric came into the interview with a “partisan agenda.” Palin claims that Couric and CBS left out her more substantive moments and went easier on Democratic candidate for Vice President Joe Biden.

So you’re probably saying, what’s the big deal with this video? We’ve all said things we’re not proud of to lighten up the mood at our workplace. However, what makes this newsworthy is that Couric is mocking the GOP’s Vice Presidential nominee in front of her media team who is expected to be fair and accurate.

Is this the first time it’s ever happened? Probably not. I’m sure if old news reels popped up, we’d find a lot of jokes cracked and opinions presented, however, what makes this significant is that it’s the time of YouTube, the time that everything you say on camera could possibly be leaked.

Sarah Palin and other conservatives have recently pointed to a “BOMBSHELL!” story on the Journolist in the Daily Caller as evidence of media bias in the “lamestream media” and now this video is leaked, raising the question once again of media bias.

Journalists who say they’re not biased are. Everyone has an opinion–even smart, fair-minded journalists. And bias in the news is not generally about politics. There’s much more involved, including social and cultural issues that include abortion, feminism, racism, and affirmative action. But it’s important for journalists to seek fairness to those concerned with the news, and conduct a professional process of information gathering that seeks fairness, completeness and accuracy.

It’s important to note that media have tremendous power in setting cultural guidelines and in shaping political discourse. And the editors at Conservatives4Palin raise an interesting point about Couric and Co.’s efforts to marginalize Palin: “[W]hat in [Palin’s] impressive biography did CBS News and Couric choose to focus on? Moose burgers and beauty pageants.”

As the “lamestream media” attempts to belittle Sarah Palin, they actually make themselves look bad. And as Palin said in her Facebook post Journey into the Media’s Heart of Darkness, “There is a sickness and darkness in today’s liberal media. With revelations like the JournoList exchanges, may the light keep shining to expose the problem.”

Read more articles by the National Sarah Palin Examiner at Examiner.com

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Katie Couric & the Lamestream Media

Posted by Adrienne Ross on March 23, 2010

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

When Katie Couric interviewed Governor Palin during the 2008 campaign, America saw a badgering piranha who had a clear agenda. That agenda was not to be fair and balanced and facilitate an interview that would allow the American people to hear from the governor and then make up their minds about her. It was not to present the truth in honest journalistic fashion. Her whole agenda seemed to be to demean, deride, and hound the governor right out of the gate on one issue in particular: abortion. Throughout the interview she looked condescendingly at Governor Palin, blinking wildly, obviously put off by this Republican woman with the unmitigated temerity to be unapologetically pro-life. Then she edited, spliced, and released something that misrepresented the interview. She might very well be the actual impetus for the phrase that has gained such notoriety since those elections: lamestream media.

Contrast her treatment of Governor Palin to her treatment Sunday of Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s Chief of Staff. Couric could barely keep from smiling, and might as well have put him on her lap, rocked him back and forth, and told him to blow while she wiped his nose. Was this an interview or was this Mommy taking care of Baby? I know spring is here, but it’s a bit early still for softball. Couric was full of smiles as she interviewed Obama’s right hand man. She might as well have held his hand.

Anybody with even one eye can see that the media is in the tank for Obama. There’s no surprise there. When we get a chance to see something like this, though, we have to wonder if they even have the sense to pretend–you know, to do a little acting so their agenda is not so obvious. Perhaps Katie could have stopped smiling long enough to provide even the appearance of being something other than an obsessive liberal partisan.

I’m not suggesting that Emanuel should have been given the same treatment Governor Palin received. Katie’s behavior during that particular interview was, frankly, embarrassing as she beat Governor Palin over the head twelve times on the issue of abortion. The governor wrote on page 277 of Going Rogue, “I began to feel like I was in the movie Groundhog Day.” Yet during a time of various serious national issues, health care being one of them, Ms. Couric couldn’t stop smiling long enough to even feign nonpartisanship while having tea with Emanuel. I suppose that’s her modus operandi when dealing with the Left, though. After all, Joe Biden told her that FDR was president when the stock market crashed and that he talked about it on television, yet Katie said nothing. Maybe she didn’t know to correct him. I wonder what she reads.

No surprise people like Katie Couric are losing their credibility with the people. More and more Americans are resenting the lamestream media’s attack on their intelligence as they refuse to be fair and balanced in their reports. Our patience is increasingly declining, which might explain Couric’s declining ratings.

Below are clips from her interviews with Governor Palin and Rahm Emanuel.

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Sarah on Oprah

Posted by Shane Vander Hart on November 17, 2009

By Shane Vander Hart, Caffeinated Thoughts

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Governor Sarah Palin was on Oprah today to kick off her the book tour for her first book, Going Rogue: An American Life.  It was the first time since at least college I’ve sat down to watch a show.  Some thoughts & highlights:

  • There was no snubbing, that was something that was overblown by the media.  Governor Palin said that during the campaign she wasn’t aware of the controversy, she said, “no offense, but you weren’t the center of my universe at the time.”  Oprah confirmed that she never asked to come on.
  • It was a fair interview with questions covering Bristol’s pregnancy, how she was handled during the campaign, the Katie Couric interview, election night, Levi Johnston, & 2012 aspirations.  No policy discussion, but I didn’t expect that from Oprah.
  • Governor Palin seemed pretty at ease with the only exception being when they were discussing Levi Johnston.
  • I appreciate the way she handled Johnston.  Saying she’d rather not comment.  She seemed to me more disappointed and in her words “heartbroken” by the choices he was making and was being handled.  She said that he is heading down an unhealthy road.  She was mostly conciliatory in her comments saying that she continues to hope for the best and that she prays for Levi.  She also said he needs to know that he is loved.
  • She flatly denied that Levi and Bristol ever lived together, and that many of his claims (Vanity Fair piece of fiction) were inconsistent.  She again pointed to the fact that he is a teenager is being mishandled.
  • She was very transparent about when she found out Trig was going to have Down Syndrome and how she broke that news to Todd.
  • She said that her interview with Katie Couric was bad.  She said that she was annoyed by the questioning (we only saw a few minutes of hours of taping), and that “it wasn’t professional to wear her annoyance on her sleeve.”  Which is why she didn’t list what she read because the question annoyed her – she did say looking back she wish she did to avoid the controversy that ensued.  She did say that if the Couric interview was the only way people got to know her that she wouldn’t “blame them for thinking I was not qualified or well prepared.”
  • Oprah sent a crew to her home in Wasilla on Halloween, that was a great video showing some behind the scenes in the Palin home.  It reinforced that they are a mainstream family, which is why so many relate to them.
  • She was very complementary of Todd and talked about the strength of their marriage, and at the end of the interview that she wouldn’t have been able to get through the challenges she has faced if it wasn’t for “God and Todd.”
  • Regarding 2012, she said it wasn’t on her radar, but when Oprah asked, “If you were planning on running would you tell me?”  She quickly said no.  She said right now she’s thinking 2010, so it’s safe to say she’ll be out stumping for conservative candidates.
  • Oprah says that Going Rogue was “fascinating read.”

In all I think it was a great interview, and I think will be a positive for her with some who may have been on the fence.

Shane Vander Hart is the editor of Caffeinated Thoughts.  Feel free to follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

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Why Hide?

Posted by Adrienne Ross on September 16, 2009

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

School started last Thursday for students, but teachers returned two days prior. News travels fast, so I came back to some teachers who, without hearing it from me, knew that I spent half my summer in Alaska. Others, whom I also had not spoken to myself, are aware now of my pro-Governor Palin efforts.

I was greeted by a couple benign comments such as, “So I hear you’ve gotten involved politically” and “How was Alaska?” But then there was the comment that tickled me, though it really is more sad than funny.

As I was walking down the hall, my co-worker called to me. We met half-way, with her looking around rather sheepishly. Totally out of the blue, she whispered, “I love Sarah, too.” This immediately made me smile, and almost made me happy to be back to work–almost! I held up both hands, and we high-fived. She added, “It’s a shame that I feel that I have to say that quietly around here.” I responded, “Don’t be quiet. Say it out loud!” My excitement and intensity, however, did not elicit a rise in boldness on her part. Instead, she remained a bit uncomfortable with her “confession.” She clearly wanted to keep her support of Governor Palin on the “down-low” but said, “I do. I love Sarah.” Her sincerity, albeit undercover, was obvious. I do, however, take issue with that kind of sincerity.

Nonetheless, I walked away wearing a smile, as I always do when I meet another person who recognizes the qualities Governor Palin exemplifies. The smile was followed quickly with a shaking of my head. It baffles me that people feel the need to hush up their support for Governor Palin–which begs the question: Why might my co-worker be hiding her respect for Governor Palin?

She mentioned having to hide her support “around here.” Does that mean the particular city in which we live? Maybe it means the state of New York. Although she could have meant either, I think she meant neither. I am inclined to believe that she was referring to the public school setting, a.k.a. Liberal City, USA. No doubt, there are pressures associated with supporting conservatives in the public school setting–and in the state of New York, one might say that’s double pressure. I am well-aware of that. However, I am amazed that the values of a few can cause those with mainstream values to feel like they’re on the fringe, to make them ashamed, and to cause them to hide.

Why should any supporter of Governor Palin be anything but proud? The mainstream media has done its job of painting her as some nut job whose beliefs are a detriment to a progressive society, a neanderthal woman who, if she had her way, would set America back a hundred years. They depict Governor Palin as dangerous and completely out of touch. Is this why my co-worker appeared ashamed of her?

So how far out of the norm are the governor’s views? Actually, they are not out of the norm at all. In fact, her stand on key issues are in line with those of most Americans. So why hide? Which issue has her whispering her support, rather than shouting it from the rooftops and actively supporting the governor?

Is it the abortion issue? This controversial subject has earned Governor Palin a very bad rap, thanks, in part, to Katie Couric whose distaste for the pro-life perspective was manifested in her interview with Governor Palin. However, an article called “More Americans ‘Pro-Life’ Than ‘Pro-Choice’ for First Time” reveals that more and more Americans agree with Governor Palin.

It states:

A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves “pro-life” on the issue of abortion and 42% “pro-choice.” This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995.

[…]

The new results, obtained from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs survey, represent a significant shift from a year ago, when 50% were pro-choice and 44% pro-life. Prior to now, the highest percentage identifying as pro-life was 46%, in both August 2001 and May 2002.

The majority of Americans embrace the sanctity of life now. So if this is the cause of my co-worker’s timidity, it’s not a good one, for Sarah’s perspective is the perspective of most Americans.

Is it Governor Palin speaking up for lower taxes? Again, most Americans do not want their taxes raised. We want to keep more of our own money so we can spend it in ways that we deem fit. That’s what free people do. That’s what Americans do.

Here’s something that should come as no surprise: a new Rasmussen Reports telephone poll shows that 70 percent of Americans prefer lower taxes and smaller government. Not only are those numbers up by 5 percent over last month’s poll, but they also represent the highest numbers reported in almost three years.

The poll found that only 19 percent of likely voters “would prefer a government that provides more services in exchange for higher taxes,” the first time this number has dropped below 20 percent.

According to the Rasmussen poll, 88 percent of Republican and 78 percent of voters not affiliated with either one of the major political parties favor lower taxes and fewer government services. Surprisingly, 48 percent of Democrats share the same position, while only 34 percent of Democrats favor more government services and higher taxes.

I ask again, why the shame for being a supporter of Governor Palin? What’s odd about fighting for lower taxes? If it’s odd, then 70% of Americans who like money in their pockets are also odd.

Lately, of course, Governor Palin has been battling President Obama’s Health Care Bill. In so doing, she has captured the ire of the president and his ardent supporters because she refuses to let the issue go and will not take “death panels” back. Is this a reason to hide support of the governor? Is she out there all by herself on her objection to this plan? Once again, Governor Palin is more in touch with Americans than those who seek to demonize her.

More Americans oppose health care reform than support it, as backing for President Obama’s hallmark legislation remains tepid following a month of combative town halls on the subject, according to a Gallup Poll released Tuesday.

Just 37 percent of Americans support the pending legislation, which is expected to be picked up again as Congress returns to session Tuesday following a month-long recess. A slightly larger number — 39 percent — want their congressmen to vote against the bill, the poll found.

So what’s the problem with proudly declaring that Governor Palin is right? There shouldn’t be one.

Now, if there is one issue that has caused anklebiters to rant and rave, it’s Governor Palin’s faith. In fact, I have said repeatedly that those who harbor the most intense hatred for her very often reveal the true cause of that hatred if you listen to them long enough: They take issue with the fact that she is an unashamed born again Christian who lives that out by walking the walk rather than just talking the talk. This, above all, truly grates on those on the far Left who show gross disrespect for anyone who would dare confess faith in a Creator, who would dare reject the theory of evolution as anything but a theory, but instead acknowledge God’s hand all over creation. In this, have we uncovered the reason for a public school teacher to hide her love for Sarah Palin? I mean, only a handful of religious idiots take the stand that the governor has taken, right? Wrong! An article titled “Evolutionists Lament That Americans Still Believe in God” tells where Americans stand.

In a recent U.S. News & World Report debate, Glenn Branch, Deputy Director of the National Center for Science Education, speculated that Charles Darwin “would not be happy to learn that almost half of Americans don’t accept evolution.”1

Actually, Mr. Branch, the majority of Americans (some 66 percent, according to Gallup) don’t buy the “theory” that we all randomly evolved from fish and monkeys.

So why did Katie Couric attempt to use the evolution debate against Governor Palin? Would she have us believe that the vast majority of Americans believe something other than Governor Palin, who did say, by the way, that she was not opposed to evolution being taught in schools? We’re not buying it, for once again most Americans side with the governor in their faith in a Creator.

I have never believed that truth must be defined by the number of people who accept it. In fact, often those who stand on the right side of wrong stand alone. However, there has clearly been a attempt to make it appear that Governor Palin is way out in left field and so far removed from American values and ideals. That’s a flat-out lie. America is more like Governor Palin than we are like the Katie Courics and MSNBC’s of this world. The fact that even one person would feel she must almost lip sync the phrase, “I love Sarah, too” is enough to make one laugh outright–if it wasn’t so sad.

There is an agenda to force or, at the very least, silence the many into submission to the few. We must not allow that to happen. True, there’s a sense of safety that comes from hiding and not being the subject of attack, but as they attack Governor Palin, they’re attacking Americans, and we are Americans.

It’s time to come out of hiding. Too much is at stake. In a blog post called, “They’re Coming for YOU!” I pointed out that your hiding will cost you dearly.

The radical factions who espouse an anti-God, anti-family, and anti-freedom agenda are coming for you. Yes, you. So you’d better determine where you stand, and you’d better make that determination now. The attacks on conservatives–particularly Christian conservatives–are constant, calculated, and cold-blooded. And they’re only going to intensify. You better believe that attacks on people like Sarah and Willow Palin and Carrie Prejean are not isolated, rare incidences. The heat will be turned up. The question is: Will you feel it? The answer depends on you. You’ll feel it only if you’re in the kitchen. In other words, only if you’re a threat, only if you’re engaged in the fight. As long as you sit and do nothing, don’t worry; you’re safe. But that inactivity comes at a great price.

Read that entire post here, and then stand up–loudly.

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Sarah Palin, the Magician

Posted by Ron Devito on August 14, 2009

Sarah Palin has the kind of influence that equates to power, plain and simple. I engaged in a Twitter conversation yesterday with an anti-Palin, pro-Obama guy. The crazy thing about it is we both went for the jugular, and when it was over, it was like, “All right, catch you later, brother.” “Yep, catch you later, sis. I enjoy debating you.” In other words, hey…it’s all good. I’ll keep fighting, and I have a feeling, he will too.

One piece of that conversation involved his telling me that President Obama doesn’t spend any time thinking about Sarah Palin. I responded by saying, “Well, then he’s a magician also because it’s hard to keep quoting someone you’re not thinking about.”

Now what was I talking about? The president did a Town Hall meeting in New Hampshire a couple days ago…and I was just waiting for it. Sure enough, it came. He couldn’t help himself. He just had to refer to Sarah’s “death panel” statement. I was waiting, and I wasn’t disappointed. Sarah is SO in his head, it’s ridiculous. Although the White House continues to say that they waste not one moment thinking about Sarah Palin, the truth is you can’t keep quoting someone you’re not paying attention to–and then to quote her in a Town Hall meeting! I mean, we knew she was in his head during the campaign, but she has gotten more powerful after losing the election! So anyone who says that Sarah is insignificant is just being dishonest. More importantly, anyone who states that President Obama is not paying attention to Sarah Palin is underestimating him. Yes, underestimating him, not Sarah. Why do I say that? It’s simple: If he’s just half as smart as people say he is, and if he is the politician he appears to be, he’d have to be paying attention to her because he’d be stupid not to. And President Obama may be many things, but stupid is not one of them. Besides, like I said, if he’s not, then he must be a magician because he manages to quote someone he never thinks about!

The sad aspect of this is while he was defending himself against Sarah’s comments, making it appear to be simple fearmongering and screaming “boogeyman!” on her part, people in the meeting were giggling about it. Do you think Sarah backed down? Come on, now. Sarah doesn’t back down when she believes in something. Instead, she released this statement on her Facebook page:

Concerning the “Death Panels”
Wed at 11:55pm

Yesterday President Obama responded to my statement that Democratic health care proposals would lead to rationed care; that the sick, the elderly, and the disabled would suffer the most under such rationing; and that under such a system these “unproductive” members of society could face the prospect of government bureaucrats determining whether they deserve health care.

The President made light of these concerns. He said:

“Let me just be specific about some things that I’ve been hearing lately that we just need to dispose of here. The rumor that’s been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for death panels that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we’ve decided that we don’t, it’s too expensive to let her live anymore….It turns out that I guess this arose out of a provision in one of the House bills that allowed Medicare to reimburse people for consultations about end-of-life care, setting up living wills, the availability of hospice, etc. So the intention of the members of Congress was to give people more information so that they could handle issues of end-of-life care when they’re ready on their own terms. It wasn’t forcing anybody to do anything.” [1]

The provision that President Obama refers to is Section 1233 of HR 3200, entitled “Advance Care Planning Consultation.” [2] With all due respect, it’s misleading for the President to describe this section as an entirely voluntary provision that simply increases the information offered to Medicare recipients. The issue is the context in which that information is provided and the coercive effect these consultations will have in that context.

Section 1233 authorizes advanced care planning consultations for senior citizens on Medicare every five years, and more often “if there is a significant change in the health condition of the individual … or upon admission to a skilled nursing facility, a long-term care facility… or a hospice program.” [3] During those consultations, practitioners must explain “the continuum of end-of-life services and supports available, including palliative care and hospice,” and the government benefits available to pay for such services. [4]

Now put this in context. These consultations are authorized whenever a Medicare recipient’s health changes significantly or when they enter a nursing home, and they are part of a bill whose stated purpose is “to reduce the growth in health care spending.” [5] Is it any wonder that senior citizens might view such consultations as attempts to convince them to help reduce health care costs by accepting minimal end-of-life care? As Charles Lane notes in the Washington Post, Section 1233 “addresses compassionate goals in disconcerting proximity to fiscal ones…. If it’s all about obviating suffering, emotional or physical, what’s it doing in a measure to “bend the curve” on health-care costs?” [6]

As Lane also points out:

Though not mandatory, as some on the right have claimed, the consultations envisioned in Section 1233 aren’t quite “purely voluntary,” as Rep. Sander M. Levin (D-Mich.) asserts. To me, “purely voluntary” means “not unless the patient requests one.” Section 1233, however, lets doctors initiate the chat and gives them an incentive — money — to do so. Indeed, that’s an incentive to insist.

Patients may refuse without penalty, but many will bow to white-coated authority. Once they’re in the meeting, the bill does permit “formulation” of a plug-pulling order right then and there. So when Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) denies that Section 1233 would “place senior citizens in situations where they feel pressured to sign end-of-life directives that they would not otherwise sign,” I don’t think he’s being realistic. [7]

Even columnist Eugene Robinson, a self-described “true believer” who “will almost certainly support” “whatever reform package finally emerges”, agrees that “If the government says it has to control health-care costs and then offers to pay doctors to give advice about hospice care, citizens are not delusional to conclude that the goal is to reduce end-of-life spending.” [8]

So are these usually friendly pundits wrong? Is this all just a “rumor” to be “disposed of”, as President Obama says? Not according to Democratic New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, who writes:

Section 1233 of House Resolution 3200 puts our senior citizens on a slippery slope and may diminish respect for the inherent dignity of each of their lives…. It is egregious to consider that any senior citizen … should be placed in a situation where he or she would feel pressured to save the government money by dying a little sooner than he or she otherwise would, be required to be counseled about the supposed benefits of killing oneself, or be encouraged to sign any end of life directives that they would not otherwise sign. [9]

Of course, it’s not just this one provision that presents a problem. My original comments concerned statements made by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a health policy advisor to President Obama and the brother of the President’s chief of staff. Dr. Emanuel has written that some medical services should not be guaranteed to those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens….An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.” [10] Dr. Emanuel has also advocated basing medical decisions on a system which “produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.” [11]

President Obama can try to gloss over the effects of government authorized end-of-life consultations, but the views of one of his top health care advisors are clear enough. It’s all just more evidence that the Democratic legislative proposals will lead to health care rationing, and more evidence that the top-down plans of government bureaucrats will never result in real health care reform.

– Sarah Palin

[1] See http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/08/president-obama-addresses-sarah-palin-death-panels-wild-representations.html.
[2] See http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
[3] See HR 3200 sec. 1233 (hhh)(1); Sec. 1233 (hhh)(3)(B)(1), above.
[4] See HR 3200 sec. 1233 (hhh)(1)(E), above.
[5] See http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
[6] See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/07/AR2009080703043.html].
[7] Id.
[8] See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/10/AR2009081002455.html].
[9] See http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/letter-congressman-henry-waxman-re-section-1233-hr-3200.
[10] See http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/Where_Civic_Republicanism_and_Deliberative_Democracy_Meet.pdf[11] See http://www.scribd.com/doc/18280675/Principles-for-Allocation-of-Scarce-Medical-Interventions.

Well, after Sarah caused such a stir with her statement about “death panels,” after the Obama media got all bent out of shape about it, after the president found it necessary to deny it by misrepresenting what she said as “pulling the plug on Grandma,” we find out yesterday that the end of life provision has now been removed from bill! Now that’s what I call influence. Of course, the president and his people are paying attention to Sarah. When the woman can type something on her Facebook page and get a provision removed, well, what would you call that?! Today radio talk show host and author, Tammy Bruce, called Sarah the 101st senator of the United States because she can “type, type, type, send, and get a change in the Health Care Bill!” Yep, that about says it. But I can do even better than that: Sarah is not only the 101st senator, she’s the magician, for how else could she issue a statement that makes Congress remove something that they said wasn’t in there to begin with?!

Read about the change:

WASHINGTON – Key senators are excluding a provision on end-of-life care from health overhaul legislation after language in a House bill caused a furor.Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said in a statement Thursday that the provision had been dropped from consideration because it could be misinterpreted or implemented incorrectly.

Read more about this here.

Even though the end of life provision has been removed, Sarah Palin says it’s not enough. Early this morning, Sarah released this new statement on her Facebook page:

Troubling Questions Remain About Obama’s Health Care Plan

Today at 1:11am

I join millions of Americans in expressing appreciation for the Senate Finance Committee’s decision to remove the provision in the pending health care bill that authorizes end-of-life consultations (Section 1233 of HR 3200). It’s gratifying that the voice of the people is getting through to
Congress; however, that provision was not the only disturbing detail in this legislation; it was just one of the more obvious ones.

As I noted in my statement last week, nationalized health care inevitably leads to rationing. There is simply no way to cover everyone and hold down the costs at the same time. The rationing system proposed by one of President Obama’s key health care advisors is particularly disturbing. I’m speaking of the “Complete Lives System” advocated by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the president’s chief of staff. President Obama has not yet stated any opposition to the “Complete Lives System,” a system which, if enacted, would refuse to allocate medical resources to the elderly, the infirm, and the disabled who have less economic potential. [1] Why the silence from the president on this aspect of his nationalization of health care? Does he agree with the “Complete Lives System”? If not, then why is Dr. Emanuel his policy advisor? What is he advising the president on? I just learned that Dr. Emanuel is now distancing himself from his own work and claiming that his “thinking has evolved” on the question of rationing care to benefit the strong and deny the weak. [2] How convenient that he disavowed his own work only after the nature of his scholarship was revealed to the public at large.

The president is busy assuring us that we can keep our private insurance plans, but common sense (and basic economics) tells us otherwise. The public option in the Democratic health care plan will crowd out private insurers, and that’s what it’s intended to do. A single payer health care plan has been President Obama’s agenda all along, though he is now claiming otherwise. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what he said back in 2003:

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan…. A single payer health care plan – universal health care plan – that’s what I would like to see.” [3]

A single-payer health care plan might be what Obama would like to see, but is it what the rest of us would like to see? What does a single payer health care plan look like? We need look no further than other countries who have adopted such a plan. The picture isn’t pretty. [4] The only way they can control costs is to ration care. As I noted in my earlier statement quoting Thomas Sowell, government run health care won’t reduce the price of medical care; it will simply refuse to pay the price. The expensive innovative procedures that people from all over the world come to the United States for will not be available under a government plan that seeks to cover everyone by capping costs.

Read the rest here, along with the sources she cites.

Sarah Palin has chosen to bypass the mainstream media for now, the media that is so clearly in the tank for Obama, and she’s simply utilizing social networking sites to get her message out–and Tammy Bruce is correct: All Sarah has to do is type and hit send–and it’s all over. Who would have thought one could use Facebook to help win this health care battle? It is clear that Sarah knows more about this Health Care Bill than members of Congress. She knows what she’s talking about, and she is studying experts on the issue.

I have one more thing to say: I bet you those on the far Left regret that Sarah was ever asked the demeaning question, “What do you read?” you know, the question she chose to ignore. Hey, Katie, now you have a whole list of her reading material–and you and the Obama administration don’t like it too much, do you?!

By Adrienne Ross from http://www.motivationtruth.com

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Sarah Palin, the Magician

Posted by Adrienne Ross on August 14, 2009

Sarah Palin has the kind of influence that equates to power, plain and simple. I engaged in a Twitter conversation yesterday with an anti-Palin, pro-Obama guy. The crazy thing about it is we both went for the jugular, and when it was over, it was like, “All right, catch you later, brother.” “Yep, catch you later, sis. I enjoy debating you.” In other words, hey…it’s all good. I’ll keep fighting, and I have a feeling, he will too.

One piece of that conversation involved his telling me that President Obama doesn’t spend any time thinking about Sarah Palin. I responded by saying, “Well, then he’s a magician also because it’s hard to keep quoting someone you’re not thinking about.”

Now what was I talking about? The president did a Town Hall meeting in New Hampshire a couple days ago…and I was just waiting for it. Sure enough, it came. He couldn’t help himself. He just had to refer to Sarah’s “death panel” statement. I was waiting, and I wasn’t disappointed. Sarah is SO in his head, it’s ridiculous. Although the White House continues to say that they waste not one moment thinking about Sarah Palin, the truth is you can’t keep quoting someone you’re not paying attention to–and then to quote her in a Town Hall meeting! I mean, we knew she was in his head during the campaign, but she has gotten more powerful after losing the election! So anyone who says that Sarah is insignificant is just being dishonest. More importantly, anyone who states that President Obama is not paying attention to Sarah Palin is underestimating him. Yes, underestimating him, not Sarah. Why do I say that? It’s simple: If he’s just half as smart as people say he is, and if he is the politician he appears to be, he’d have to be paying attention to her because he’d be stupid not to. And President Obama may be many things, but stupid is not one of them. Besides, like I said, if he’s not, then he must be a magician because he manages to quote someone he never thinks about!

The sad aspect of this is while he was defending himself against Sarah’s comments, making it appear to be simple fearmongering and screaming “boogeyman!” on her part, people in the meeting were giggling about it. Do you think Sarah backed down? Come on, now. Sarah doesn’t back down when she believes in something. Instead, she released this statement on her Facebook page:

Concerning the “Death Panels”
Wed at 11:55pm

Yesterday President Obama responded to my statement that Democratic health care proposals would lead to rationed care; that the sick, the elderly, and the disabled would suffer the most under such rationing; and that under such a system these “unproductive” members of society could face the prospect of government bureaucrats determining whether they deserve health care.

The President made light of these concerns. He said:

“Let me just be specific about some things that I’ve been hearing lately that we just need to dispose of here. The rumor that’s been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for death panels that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we’ve decided that we don’t, it’s too expensive to let her live anymore….It turns out that I guess this arose out of a provision in one of the House bills that allowed Medicare to reimburse people for consultations about end-of-life care, setting up living wills, the availability of hospice, etc. So the intention of the members of Congress was to give people more information so that they could handle issues of end-of-life care when they’re ready on their own terms. It wasn’t forcing anybody to do anything.” [1]

The provision that President Obama refers to is Section 1233 of HR 3200, entitled “Advance Care Planning Consultation.” [2] With all due respect, it’s misleading for the President to describe this section as an entirely voluntary provision that simply increases the information offered to Medicare recipients. The issue is the context in which that information is provided and the coercive effect these consultations will have in that context.

Section 1233 authorizes advanced care planning consultations for senior citizens on Medicare every five years, and more often “if there is a significant change in the health condition of the individual … or upon admission to a skilled nursing facility, a long-term care facility… or a hospice program.” [3] During those consultations, practitioners must explain “the continuum of end-of-life services and supports available, including palliative care and hospice,” and the government benefits available to pay for such services. [4]

Now put this in context. These consultations are authorized whenever a Medicare recipient’s health changes significantly or when they enter a nursing home, and they are part of a bill whose stated purpose is “to reduce the growth in health care spending.” [5] Is it any wonder that senior citizens might view such consultations as attempts to convince them to help reduce health care costs by accepting minimal end-of-life care? As Charles Lane notes in the Washington Post, Section 1233 “addresses compassionate goals in disconcerting proximity to fiscal ones…. If it’s all about obviating suffering, emotional or physical, what’s it doing in a measure to “bend the curve” on health-care costs?” [6]

As Lane also points out:

Though not mandatory, as some on the right have claimed, the consultations envisioned in Section 1233 aren’t quite “purely voluntary,” as Rep. Sander M. Levin (D-Mich.) asserts. To me, “purely voluntary” means “not unless the patient requests one.” Section 1233, however, lets doctors initiate the chat and gives them an incentive — money — to do so. Indeed, that’s an incentive to insist.

Patients may refuse without penalty, but many will bow to white-coated authority. Once they’re in the meeting, the bill does permit “formulation” of a plug-pulling order right then and there. So when Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) denies that Section 1233 would “place senior citizens in situations where they feel pressured to sign end-of-life directives that they would not otherwise sign,” I don’t think he’s being realistic. [7]

Even columnist Eugene Robinson, a self-described “true believer” who “will almost certainly support” “whatever reform package finally emerges”, agrees that “If the government says it has to control health-care costs and then offers to pay doctors to give advice about hospice care, citizens are not delusional to conclude that the goal is to reduce end-of-life spending.” [8]

So are these usually friendly pundits wrong? Is this all just a “rumor” to be “disposed of”, as President Obama says? Not according to Democratic New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, who writes:

Section 1233 of House Resolution 3200 puts our senior citizens on a slippery slope and may diminish respect for the inherent dignity of each of their lives…. It is egregious to consider that any senior citizen … should be placed in a situation where he or she would feel pressured to save the government money by dying a little sooner than he or she otherwise would, be required to be counseled about the supposed benefits of killing oneself, or be encouraged to sign any end of life directives that they would not otherwise sign. [9]

Of course, it’s not just this one provision that presents a problem. My original comments concerned statements made by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a health policy advisor to President Obama and the brother of the President’s chief of staff. Dr. Emanuel has written that some medical services should not be guaranteed to those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens….An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.” [10] Dr. Emanuel has also advocated basing medical decisions on a system which “produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.” [11]

President Obama can try to gloss over the effects of government authorized end-of-life consultations, but the views of one of his top health care advisors are clear enough. It’s all just more evidence that the Democratic legislative proposals will lead to health care rationing, and more evidence that the top-down plans of government bureaucrats will never result in real health care reform.

– Sarah Palin

[1] See http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/08/president-obama-addresses-sarah-palin-death-panels-wild-representations.html.
[2] See http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
[3] See HR 3200 sec. 1233 (hhh)(1); Sec. 1233 (hhh)(3)(B)(1), above.
[4] See HR 3200 sec. 1233 (hhh)(1)(E), above.
[5] See http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
[6] See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/07/AR2009080703043.html].
[7] Id.
[8] See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/10/AR2009081002455.html].
[9] See http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/letter-congressman-henry-waxman-re-section-1233-hr-3200.
[10] See http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/Where_Civic_Republicanism_and_Deliberative_Democracy_Meet.pdf[11] See http://www.scribd.com/doc/18280675/Principles-for-Allocation-of-Scarce-Medical-Interventions.

Well, after Sarah caused such a stir with her statement about “death panels,” after the Obama media got all bent out of shape about it, after the president found it necessary to deny it by misrepresenting what she said as “pulling the plug on Grandma,” we find out yesterday that the end of life provision has now been removed from bill! Now that’s what I call influence. Of course, the president and his people are paying attention to Sarah. When the woman can type something on her Facebook page and get a provision removed, well, what would you call that?! Today radio talk show host and author, Tammy Bruce, called Sarah the 101st senator of the United States because she can “type, type, type, send, and get a change in the Health Care Bill!” Yep, that about says it. But I can do even better than that: Sarah is not only the 101st senator, she’s the magician, for how else could she issue a statement that makes Congress remove something that they said wasn’t in there to begin with?!

Read about the change:

WASHINGTON – Key senators are excluding a provision on end-of-life care from health overhaul legislation after language in a House bill caused a furor.Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said in a statement Thursday that the provision had been dropped from consideration because it could be misinterpreted or implemented incorrectly.

Read more about this here.

Even though the end of life provision has been removed, Sarah Palin says it’s not enough. Early this morning, Sarah released this new statement on her Facebook page:

Troubling Questions Remain About Obama’s Health Care Plan

Today at 1:11am

I join millions of Americans in expressing appreciation for the Senate Finance Committee’s decision to remove the provision in the pending health care bill that authorizes end-of-life consultations (Section 1233 of HR 3200). It’s gratifying that the voice of the people is getting through to
Congress; however, that provision was not the only disturbing detail in this legislation; it was just one of the more obvious ones.

As I noted in my statement last week, nationalized health care inevitably leads to rationing. There is simply no way to cover everyone and hold down the costs at the same time. The rationing system proposed by one of President Obama’s key health care advisors is particularly disturbing. I’m speaking of the “Complete Lives System” advocated by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of the president’s chief of staff. President Obama has not yet stated any opposition to the “Complete Lives System,” a system which, if enacted, would refuse to allocate medical resources to the elderly, the infirm, and the disabled who have less economic potential. [1] Why the silence from the president on this aspect of his nationalization of health care? Does he agree with the “Complete Lives System”? If not, then why is Dr. Emanuel his policy advisor? What is he advising the president on? I just learned that Dr. Emanuel is now distancing himself from his own work and claiming that his “thinking has evolved” on the question of rationing care to benefit the strong and deny the weak. [2] How convenient that he disavowed his own work only after the nature of his scholarship was revealed to the public at large.

The president is busy assuring us that we can keep our private insurance plans, but common sense (and basic economics) tells us otherwise. The public option in the Democratic health care plan will crowd out private insurers, and that’s what it’s intended to do. A single payer health care plan has been President Obama’s agenda all along, though he is now claiming otherwise. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what he said back in 2003:

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan…. A single payer health care plan – universal health care plan – that’s what I would like to see.” [3]

A single-payer health care plan might be what Obama would like to see, but is it what the rest of us would like to see? What does a single payer health care plan look like? We need look no further than other countries who have adopted such a plan. The picture isn’t pretty. [4] The only way they can control costs is to ration care. As I noted in my earlier statement quoting Thomas Sowell, government run health care won’t reduce the price of medical care; it will simply refuse to pay the price. The expensive innovative procedures that people from all over the world come to the United States for will not be available under a government plan that seeks to cover everyone by capping costs.

Read the rest here, along with the sources she cites.

Sarah Palin has chosen to bypass the mainstream media for now, the media that is so clearly in the tank for Obama, and she’s simply utilizing social networking sites to get her message out–and Tammy Bruce is correct: All Sarah has to do is type and hit send–and it’s all over. Who would have thought one could use Facebook to help win this health care battle? It is clear that Sarah knows more about this Health Care Bill than members of Congress. She knows what she’s talking about, and she is studying experts on the issue.

I have one more thing to say: I bet you those on the far Left regret that Sarah was ever asked the demeaning question, “What do you read?” you know, the question she chose to ignore. Hey, Katie, now you have a whole list of her reading material–and you and the Obama administration don’t like it too much, do you?!

By Adrienne Ross from http://www.motivationtruth.com

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