Sarah Palin: Stall, Baby, Stall

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

On Facebook, Governor Palin writes:

Please click here to read statement at National Review Online’s The Corner regarding the president’s new energy proposal.

- Sarah Palin

Below is the article to which she is referring:

Stall, Baby, Stall [Sarah Palin]

Many Americans fear that President Obama’s new energy proposal is once again “all talk and no real action,” this time in an effort to shore up fading support for the Democrats’ job-killing cap-and-trade (a.k.a. cap-and-tax) proposals. Behind the rhetoric lie new drilling bans and leasing delays; soon to follow are burdensome new environmental regulations. Instead of “drill, baby, drill,” the more you look into this the more you realize it’s “stall, baby, stall.”

Today the president said he’ll “consider potential areas for development in the mid and south Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, while studying and protecting sensitive areas in the Arctic.” As the former governor of one of America’s largest energy-producing states, a state oil and gas commissioner, and chair of the nation’s Interstate Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, I’ve seen plenty of such studies. What we need is action — action that results in the job growth and revenue that a robust drilling policy could provide. And let’s not forget that while Interior Department bureaucrats continue to hold up actual offshore drilling from taking place, Russia is moving full steam ahead on Arctic drilling, and China, Russia, and Venezuela are buying leases off the coast of Cuba.

As an Alaskan, I’m especially disheartened by the new ban on drilling in parts of the 49th state and the cancellation of lease sales in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. These areas contain rich oil and gas reserves whose development is key to our country’s energy security. As I told Secretary Salazar last April, “Arctic exploration and development is a slow, demanding process. Delays or major restrictions in accessing these resources for environmentally responsible development are not in the national interest or the interests of the State of Alaska.”

I’ve got to call it like I see it: The administration’s sudden interest in offshore drilling is little more than political posturing designed to gain support for job-killing energy legislation soon to come down the pike. I’m confident that GOP senators will not take the bait.

Next week I’m headed to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, where I look forward to discussing what “Drill, baby, drill” really means.

Governor Sarah Palin is a former Republican vice-presidential nominee and author of the bestselling Going Rogue.

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Sarah Palin: Peace Not Possible if Iran Escapes Real Sanctions

Governor Palin via Facebook:

This is a meaningful week for so many of us. As millions of Christians and Jews celebrate this Holy Week, it’s appropriate to reflect on developments in the Holy Land. Israel faces a nuclear threat from Iran that grows every day. Today we learned that the CIA has concluded that Iran already has the capability and the know-how to build nuclear weapons. While President Obama once said a nuclear-armed Iran would be “unacceptable,” after more than a year in office it’s sobering to have to acknowledge that his administration has made no progress in implementing “crippling” sanctions on Iran, let alone halting Iran’s nuclear program. Even the rhetoric moved in the wrong direction – recently the administration downgraded their call for “crippling” sanctions to sanctions that “bite.” Shockingly, as we learned last week, these “biting” sanctions will no longer include actions that could actually change Iran’s behavior, including limiting Iran’s access to international capital markets and banking services or closing air space and waters to Iran’s national air and shipping lines. So the issue is not when the so-called sanctions will come (President Obama promised them in “weeks” today) but whether they will even “nibble.” And while the Obama administration was more than willing to use every parliamentary trick in the book to ram its government health care takeover through Congress, conversely, it has worked hard to stall bipartisan efforts to pass the Iran Sanctions Act.

Many, many Americans and our allies know that if Iran acquires nuclear weapons, the consequences will be catastrophic for our interests in the Middle East, and we want our government to do everything in its power to prevent Iran from acquiring nukes. We foresee a regional nuclear arms race beginning as other countries seek their own nuclear weapons to protect themselves from Iran. Nuclear non-proliferation efforts would be over. The U.S. and our allies in the international community would be shown to be impotent – after long claiming that Iranian nuclear weapons could not and would not be tolerated. And Israel would face the gravest threat since its creation. Iran’s leaders have repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel and with nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, the mullahs would be in a position to launch a Second Holocaust.

Iran continues to develop long range missiles. Its missiles can reach Israel and Europe right now and in time they will be able to reach US territory.

This issue is the most serious security challenge facing the U.S. in the region. Yet just as the Obama administration inexplicably gives up on imposing crippling sanctions on Iran, it’s taken an uncompromising hard line against one country in the Middle East: Israel. On his recent visit to Washington, the Israeli Prime Minister was treated like an unwelcome guest, as shown by White House actions such as refusing to be photographed with Israel’s Prime Minister.

Public demands for concessions have been made of the Israelis while the Palestinians add ever more conditions to their participation in peace talks, and those in the administration that dare to argue for looking at these policies through the lens of Israel’s security needs are subject to slanderous attacks from “senior administration officials.” The Obama administration has their priorities exactly backwards; we should be working with our friend and democratic ally to stop Iran’s nuclear program, not throwing in the towel on sanctions while treating Israel like an enemy.

In a week when events in the Holy Land thousands of years ago are on the minds of millions, we would all do well to include Israel’s security in our prayers as we encourage our government to do all it can to ensure there is never a nuclear Iran able to threaten our interests or our allies.

- Sarah Palin

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Palin's Real American Stories Promo

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Here's the promo for the debut of Governor Palin's Real American Stories which will air Thursday night at 10:00 p.m. on Fox. I am already inspired by the lives of these everyday Americans. I'm already even prouder to be an American.






(H/T C4P)

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Governor Palin Hosts Fox Special Thursday 10:00 PM EST

Governor Palin's awaited Fox special will air for the first time this Thursday night at 10:00 p.m. in place of On the Record with Greta van Susteren.

C4P covers the story and includes the following official statement from Fox:

FOX News Channel (FNC) will present the first installment of a new series, Real American Stories on Thursday, April 1st at 10:00PM/ET.

Hosted by Sarah Palin, Real American Stories will feature real-life tales of overcoming adversity throughout the American landscape. The debut episode will focus on a range of such stories including a Marine Medal of Honor recipient who gave his life to save his comrades. Also, the special profiles a wealthy stock broker who donates much of his fortune to underprivileged students so they can attend college.

The program will also feature country singer, Toby Keith, who will explain the inspiration behind his song, "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue." Additionally, rapper and actor, LL Cool J, and the former Chairman and CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch, will both speak about their success in this country in a segment entitled, "In Their Own Words."

The program will also be presented on Sunday, April 4th at 9:00PM/ET.

So catch the special Thursday at 10:00 p.m., but if you miss it, tune in Sunday at 9:00 p.m.

(H/T C4P)

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The Left May Not Be Playing Stupid

Monday, March 29, 2010

When I know I'm wrong, I'll be the first to admit it. I have no problem whatsoever doing that. Sometimes, however, I'm stuck, and I'm just not sure. Today is one of those days, so help me out. The other day I wrote:

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.

I have since come to wonder if perhaps I gave these people more credit than they deserve. Is it possible they are not acting at all? Is this genuine stupidity?

Could the people on the Left and their lamestream media friends really be of the mind that Governor Palin is inciting violence when she discusses reloading? No matter how many times she has stated, even before this current nonsense, that violence is not the answer, they refuse to let it go, insisting that she is responsible for any thuggish behavior on the part of anyone. Could it be that they really believe that people have risen up to fight--literally--because Governor Palin wrote on her Facebook page that conservatives need to reload and target various Liberals come November?

Again, anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that she was referring to the voting booth. Do these people really lack that common sense? This does seem to be the case, for I am observing them still marching down this ridiculous road. They are looking more and more stupid everyday.

The headquarters of the Alaska Democratic Party was vandalized this weekend. Despite the fact that there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Governor Palin had anything to do with this situation, Patti Higgins, state chair of the Alaska Democratic Party, blames her for it.

Joshua Saul of the Alaska Dispatch writes:

The headquarters of the Alaska Democratic Party were vandalized this weekend, an act the party's leader thinks is due in part to violent feelings being stoked by Alaska's former governor.

"There has become this inflammatory rhetoric, and Sarah Palin is leading the charge," Patti Higgins, state chair of the Alaska Democratic Party, said. "In the beginning I didn't think she knew what she was doing, but now I think she does."

Stupid or just acting?

You know what, Higgins? I don't know about all your buddies because, like I said, I'm still trying to figure it out, but I have a feeling you do know what you're doing. You know Governor Parnell is poised to destroy whichever soul you put up against him, and you're willing to use anything to ruin his chances, even if it means putting forth completely unsubstantiated claims about the former Republican governor of Alaska. So in all fairness to you, maybe you're neither stupid nor acting. Maybe you're just desperate.

Higgins' comments remind me of what I hear everyday at the junior high school where I teach. "It's his fault." "She stole my pencil." "They don't like me because of what she said." When asked for evidence, the response is a childish, "I just know." This type of immaturity can be better tolerated from twelve and thirteen year old children. However, when adults who ought to know better point fingers and accuse a person of being responsible for a deplorable act, offering no proof at all, it really is inexcusable.

The article continues:

Democratic Party headquarters had been receiving "threatening and menacing phone calls" during the week prior, according to statewide party organizer Dave Metheny, who handled most of the angry calls. Over the past week, Metheny said, he's fielded about a call a day from various screaming, swearing callers, along with calls from Alaskans who are angry with the party but express it more calmly and rationally. The focus of the anger is, unsurprisingly, the health care reform bill that passed Congress last weekend. When health care reform passed the Senate on Christmas Eve, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich voted in favor of the bill.

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"It was a message," Higgins said. "Random acts of violence are a form of domestic terrorism and they need to knock it off."

Read the rest here.

One thing that truly sickens me is how readily the Left wants to blame Governor Palin for abetting "terrorism." Higgins is doing it. Rep. James Clyburn is doing it. However, when the time comes to deal with true terrorism, Liberals somehow cannot bring themselves to call it for what it is. Bill Ayers can't be called a domestic terrorist, President Obama struggles to call the Fort Hood shooter a terrorist, and when we do acknowledge one, the Obama Justice Department wants to mirandize him. Instead of the Left being outraged by this insanity, they want to play stupid--or not--and focus their attention on a Facebook note Governor Palin wrote encouraging the American people to vote these loons out of office. As she has so aptly expressed, "Our vote is our arms."

Like Governor Palin, I do not condone vandalism or violence. It's despicable, and there's a better way to voice one's disapproval. Nonetheless, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if the Democrats were themselves responsible for this vandalism. People are angry and tempers are flaring, for sure. One might say we're in a bit of a crisis, and we know how Democrats feel about wasting a good crisis. According to White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, that would be unthinkable. Isn't this a great opportunity to further smear Governor Palin? Perhaps they decided headquarters just had to take one for the team.

It certainly wouldn't be the first time Governor Palin was "targeted" by Alaskans. Since she is so concerned about terrorism, as we all should be, perhaps Ms. Higgins should have a talk with some of the Alaskans in her own party who regularly write incendiary things about the governor that would rile people up, things to encourage others to take action against her and her family. Did she ever tell people like Linda Biegel, who was the official Alaska blogger at the DNC, to "knock it off"? Will she touch base with her fellow Alaskan who is even now tweeting Palin hate speech? What about the Twitter death threats C4P reported yesterday? Threats against the governor have escalated since this nonsense surfaced accusing her of inciting violence. Can we get a "knock it off" memo sent to any of these miscreants?

While we're at it, can we get the Left to cry foul about the brick thrown through the GOP office in Michigan over the weekend? How about the bricks thrown through windows at GOP headquarters Thursday in Virginia? Does this matter, or do only Democrats' headquarters matter? Once again, selective outrage prevails. Just in case you need more examples of the extreme violence of the Left that gets buried by the lamestream media, click here for the egg-throwing that took place this past weekend at the peaceful tea party in Nevada, where Governor Palin peacefully spoke about peacefully taking back our country!

Finally, a good teacher is always willing to learn from others. As I fancy myself a good teacher, I will pass on some information I have recently learned. Perhaps the Left, so fond of accusing people of inciting violence, so prone to pointing out cross-hairs, should take a few notes as Devonia Smith of Examiner.com teaches the difference between a survey symbol and a cross-hair:

This is a surveyor's symbol

This is a cross-hair

She then writes:

What was actually on Sarah's site, was a map with district markers (surveyor symbols were used). There was noooooooo "gun imagery" at all. These surveyor symbols were used on the map to indicate the districts of Democrats who had voted "Yes" on the Healthcare reform; apropriately used. Being the weiner that many Democrats are, all Weiner saw was "the cross" and he went into meltdown over it. It appears that, afterall, Weiner missed the bulls-eye and now finds himself in the cross-hair of public ridicule.

Interesting...In light of this, does the Left really want to go round for round--because two can play the game.

We live in a very dangerous time. The threat of violence by radicals who hate our country looms. Our soldiers are daily risking their lives for the sake of freedom and safety. Focusing attention on the governor's use of metaphor and wrongfully accusing her of inciting violence is particularly insulting and unethical in light of this. If it's being done willfully by lying Liberals playing stupid, "knock it off." If it is true stupidity and not an act at all, get a clue.

(Assistance provided by C4P editors and contributors and Tracey. Thank you.)

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Sarah Palin: Best Wishes for a Blessed Passover

Governor Palin's commitment to the Jewish community is well-known. Tonight she takes the time to wish them a blessed Passover.

She writes on Facebook:

Tonight Jewish families all over the world will gather to celebrate Passover, the story of Exodus and the freedom of the Jewish people from bondage. This holiday reminds us of the sacrifices that are still being made for freedom – the U.S. troops who are away from their families so that we can be with ours, and the Israeli people, who struggle for peace with their neighbors even as they face the threat of war.

“Next year in Jerusalem” will be the refrain echoed by Jewish families as they finish their Seders tonight. It is a stark reminder that whatever the threats the Jewish people have faced, whatever the struggles, their connection to Jerusalem is ancient and unshakable. On this Passover holiday, our family sends our best wishes to all who are celebrating. Chag kasher V'Sameach. Happy Passover. And next year in Jerusalem.

- Sarah Palin

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Sarah Palin: American Heroes Ready and Willing to Serve in Congress

Governor Palin via Facebook:

America, if you love your freedom, thank a vet! And if you’re looking for leaders who believe in integrity, service, and country first, look to our veterans.

Last week I campaigned for a true American hero, John McCain, and this week I’d ask you to join me in supporting a new generation of heroes who are heeding their country’s call for leadership in Washington.

There are a number of great veteran candidates running for office this year, and there are some excellent organizations dedicated to helping them, including: Iraq Vets for Congress and Combat Veterans for Congress (please click on the links to visit their websites).

There are three veterans in particular I’ll be supporting this week.

The first is Major Vaughn Ward, a fourth-generation Idaho native who grew up on his family’s farm in Shoshone and is running in Idaho’s 1st Congressional District. Coming from a family with a proud military tradition, Vaughn joined the Marine Corps after college and was finishing up his service when the September 11th attacks occurred. He put his life on hold and heeded his country’s call – serving first as a CIA Operations Officer and later volunteering with the Marine Corps for a combat tour in Iraq, during which he was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V. After returning from Iraq, Vaughn went to work for the McCain/Palin campaign. I was grateful for his support then, and I’m happy to support him now because I know that he believes in the same commonsense conservative ideals that we cherish. Vaughn knows that real job growth comes from the private sector, not government. He believes in free market reforms, tax relief for families and small businesses, and a return to a constitutionally limited government that lives within its means. He’ll carry the conservative banner to Washington and will rein in the reckless growth of government to get it back on our side. And remember, a vote for Vaughn is a vote to remove the gavel from Nancy Pelosi’s grip. Please visit Vaughn’s website here to make a donation to his campaign, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

The second veteran is Captain Adam Kinzinger, a decorated special-operations pilot who flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Adam is running for Illinois’ 11th Congressional District against a freshman incumbent congresswoman who seemed to pull a bait and switch on voters to get elected. She sounded like a blue dog on the campaign trail, but didn’t vote like one in Washington. Instead, she voted in lockstep with the Pelosi agenda – on Obamacare, the stimulus, cap-and-tax – and the list goes on. She’s part of the reason for Congress’ 11% approval rating. Adam is a strong fiscal conservative with a proven track record as a reformer from his years serving on his local county board. Adam started out in local office, and, like many of us, believes in making government more accountable to the people. When you serve in local office, your constituents truly are your neighbors. Adam understands this, and I know that he will listen to his constituents and work for us, not against us, in Washington. Please visit Adam’s website here to make a donation to his campaign, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

The third veteran is Lieutenant Colonel Allen West, a decorated war hero who’s served with distinction in combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of you may have heard of Allen from a speech he gave last year that became a viral video on YouTube with over 2 million viewers. Allen’s personal story is a testament to the commonsense conservative belief that our nation’s greatness is rooted in freedom, because with freedom comes equal opportunity, and that, coupled with hard work, leads to success. Allen is a small government fiscal conservative running against a leftwing ideologue who’s marched to the beat of Nancy Pelosi on every issue from cap-and-tax to the stimulus, TARP, and, of course, Obamacare. It’s time to send Allen to Washington in his place. Please visit Allen’s website here to donate to his campaign, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

I believe that these great veterans will fight for us in D.C. to uphold and defend our constitution as courageously in the halls of Congress as they did on the field of battle. I’m so honored to offer my support to these American heroes, and I hope you’ll join me in helping them so that they can serve us all in Washington.

- Sarah Palin

Go here to visit this note on Facebook and follow the links.

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Sarah Palin: Searchlight Shines Light on Wayward Washington

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Governor Palin pens a short Facebook note about yesterday's Tea Party in Searchlight, NV. Once again she drives her point home: we'll pass on Obama's desire to transform America. Instead, we'll just transform Washington!

She writes (italics added):

Searchlight Shines Light on Wayward Washington

Thank you, Tea Party Americans! A big thumbs up to the attendees, organizers and volunteers at yesterday’s inspiring Tea Party Express rally in Searchlight, Nevada. Take a look at these aerial photos from yesterday. What an amazing sight to see thousands and thousands of Americans show up in the middle of the desert to freely assemble and have their voices heard. In Harry Reid’s hometown (while he may have been doing a victory lap over the passage of Obamacare), more than 10,000 concerned citizens rallied to tell him and Speaker Pelosi that we’re ready for November.

We’re ready for a fundamental transformation of Washington – no need for their desired “fundamental transformation of America.”

The Tea Party Express rolls on... can’t wait to see you all in Boston on April 14th!

- Sarah Palin

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Palin's Politically Incorrect March Madness Message

I was going to add some commentary to the Facebook note Governor Palin released today. But you know what? There's really nothing I want to add to it. She said it all! She made her point quite well and once again put the lamestream media's foolishness on display.

Excellent job, Gov!

Warning: Subject to New Politically Correct Language Police Censorship

March Madness battles rage! My family and I join millions of Americans enjoying college basketball’s finest through March Madness. Underdogs always get my vote as we watch intense competition bring out the best in these accomplished teams.

The Final Four is an intense, contested series (kind of like a heated, competitive primary election), so best of luck to all teams, and watch for this principle lived out: the team that wins is the team that wants it more.

To the teams that desire making it this far next year: Gear up! In the battle, set your sights on next season’s targets! From the shot across the bow – the first second’s tip-off – your leaders will be in the enemy’s crosshairs, so you must execute strong defensive tactics. You won’t win only playing defense, so get on offense! The crossfire is intense, so penetrate through enemy territory by bombing through the press, and use your strong weapons – your Big Guns – to drive to the hole. Shoot with accuracy; aim high and remember it takes blood, sweat and tears to win.

Focus on the goal and fight for it. If the gate is closed, go over the fence. If the fence is too high, pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, parachute in. If the other side tries to push back, your attitude should be “go for it.” Get in their faces and argue with them. (Sound familiar?!) Every possession is a battle; you’ll only win the war if you’ve picked your battles wisely. No matter how tough it gets, never retreat, instead RELOAD!

- Sarah Palin

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Palm Sunday: Isn't That Just Like Folks?

Palm Sunday: The same people who waved palms and shouted, "Hosanna!" cried out, "Crucify Him!" just a few days later. Isn't that just like folks? But Jesus prevailed, and as long as you walk with Him, you will too.

Matthew 21:8-11:

8And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

9And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

10And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

11And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

This season is a precious time for Christians. No cross = no hope. Empty grave = hope eternal! Thank God for that promise of hope and new life.

Just a little while ago, Governor Palin tweeted:

On Palm Sunday remember Faith,real Hope&Redemption promise. Easter season celebrates new life;look for it,count on Faith to pull u through

Amen! Now, that's what I'm talking about! Speak the Truth with boldness!

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Governor Palin Lights Up Searchlight Tea Party (Updated with Video)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Governor Palin spoke before a crowd estimated at about 20,000 today in Searchlight, NV, Senator Harry Reid's hometown. Her speech drew applause throughout and further energized a crowd that was already fired up.

At the start of her speech, she joked about writing on her hand, something she has come to call "the poor man's version of the teleprompter." Then she got down to business--God, military, energy, taxes, freedom.

And yes, she took on the lamestream media's ridiculous lie that she and other tea partiers incite violence.

Politico reports:

“When we talk about fighting for our country, let’s clear the air right now about what we’re talking about,” she told an estimated 20,000 tea partiers gathered for a rally in a windswept desert lot about four miles north of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s tiny hometown. “We’re not inciting violence. Don’t get sucked into the lame-stream media lies.”

Palin said “violence isn’t the answer.” She said “our vote is our arms” and encouraged activists not to be discouraged by the passage of the Democratic healthcare overhaul bill last week, but rather to channel their energies into defeating congressional Democrats who supported the legislation.

Contrast that to Harry Reid's supporters today who allegedly threw eggs at Andrew Breitbart and the Tea Party Express bus. Read about that here and here. I would sit around and wait for the lamestream media and Left-wingers to cry out in outrage against this behavior, but I have things to do and can't wait that long.

In spite of the violent behavior against the tea partiers, nothing dampened the mood. Governor Palin's speech certainly did not disappoint. The thousands of patriots gathered left more determined than ever to take back the country they so dearly love.

For now, you can watch the governor's speech by clicking here. I will post the video right here on MotivationTruth soon.

(H/T C4P)

UPDATE: You can now watch the speech below:



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Governor Palin Handles Heckler (Video Included)

This morning Governor Palin dealt handily with a heckler as she was speaking at a McCain Rally in Mesa, AZ. The man had to be removed from the event. This is interesting in light of the fact that dishonest people are accusing Gov. Palin and tea partiers of being boisterous, inappropriate, and violent.

The governor told the man to listen and perhaps he'd learn something, but he refused to shut up long enough to learn a thing. She then reminded the crowd that Senator McCain, as a tortured POW, paid the price for that heckler to have the right to protest.

Too bad he couldn't have found a more respectful, constructive way to express whatever disagreement he had. His behavior sort of puts things in perspective, though, doesn't it?



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Governor Palin Stumps for Senator McCain (Video Included)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Senator John McCain introduced Governor Sarah Palin to the national political stage on August 29, 2008 in Dayton, Ohio when he tapped her to be his running mate. One might say he put her on the map, although she was already serving, governing, and reforming in the state of Alaska with an exemplary approval rating. Much has happened since then. Today, upon the request of the senator, she introduced him in Arizona when she stumped for him in his quest to hold on to his Senate seat.

Governor Palin did exactly what she did during the presidential campaign: she drew a huge crowd, she praised John McCain, and she energized the American people.

During her speech today, she also took on the recent bogus accusations that tea partiers are advocating violence. She distilled this nonsense to "bs coming from the lamestream media." You betcha! Just more of the same Left wing tactics--which will not work.

Watch the video clip below:

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Governor Palin: Do Not Let Us Have Our Heads Turned (Update: Obama Needs a Vocabulary Czar)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Earlier I wrote about the ludicrous accusation that Governor Palin's Facebook note was a call to arms--literally. The lie was easy to debunk, for the governor had been on Glenn Beck just a few days prior denouncing violence.

That recent appearance on Fox was not the only time she heralded civility and condemned acting out physically. It was one of many. Here are a few more examples, not that anyone with an ounce of common sense needs them. Nonetheless, we might as well continue making liberal heads spin as we show them to be the liars they are (emphasis added).

1. When George Tiller, the controversial Wichita abortionist, was murdered, C4P released a piece that included Governor Palin's statement. She wrote:

I feel sorrow for the Tiller family. I respect the sanctity of life and the tragedy that took place today in Kansas clearly violates respect for life. This murder also damages the positive message of life, for the unborn, and for those living. Ask yourself, "What will those who have not yet decided personally where they stand on this issue take away from today's event in Kansas?"

Regardless of my strong objection to Dr. Tiller's abortion practices, violence is never an answer in advancing the pro-life message.

2. Following Tiller's murder, the governor spoke out against targeting Planned Parenthood clinics for violence. The Juneau Vampire reported:

Planned Parenthood locations in Alaska, Idaho and western Washington haven’t beefed up security following the slaying of a doctor who performed late-term abortions in Kansas, and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said violence should not be used in advancing the anti-abortion message.

3. At the Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, Governor Palin spoke to an excited crowd, imploring them to stay focused on the issues and not to allow opponents of civility and decency to hijack the movement. She said:

We are now the keepers of an honorable tradition of conservative values and good works. We must never forget that it is a sacred trust to carry these ideas forward. It demands civility and it requires decent, constructive, issue-oriented debate. Opponents of this message seek to marginalize this movement. They want to paint us as ideologically extreme – the counterpoint to liberal intolerance, and outrageous conspiracy theories aimed at our own government, and unethical, shameless tactics like considering a candidate’s children 'fair game.' But, unlike the elitists who denounce this movement, I’ve traveled across the country and talked to the patriotic men and women who make up the Tea Party nation. They are good and kind and selfless and deeply concerned about our country. Today I ask only this: Let’s make this movement a tribute to their good example. Make it worthy of their hard work and their support. Do not let us have our heads turned from the important work before us. And do not give others an excuse to turn their eyes from it.

That speech appears to have been a prophetic glance into where we are today: far-Left loons becoming even more radical in their attempts to make tea partiers out to be just like them. (It's called projecting.) Governor Palin's words clearly indicate she is not at all like them, and she does not employ the tactics they have perfected in their quest for unlimited power, like the ones they have used against her.

Who needs to incite violence when you can inspire action where it matters--the voting booth? Governor Palin's message remains the same. "Do not let us have our heads turned." In other words, don't get sidetracked. Get organized! November is coming.

Update: I just learned that "Today Show" host Ann Curry decided to get in on the nonsense.

CBS News reports:

On NBC's "Today Show" Thursday, McCain was asked about what host Ann Curry described as Palin's "incendiary language."

"Ann, I have seen the rhetoric of targeted districts as long as I've been in politics," he replied. "Please. This is -- any threat of violence is terrible, but to say that there is a targeted district or that we 'reload' or go back in to the fight again, please...Those are fine. They're used all the time."

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After a testy back-and-forth, Curry said, "I think it is the 'reload' and 'crosshairs' that's caused a lot of people to be concerned, senator."

"Maybe it has, and we condemn any violence, any threats of violence," responded McCain. "But I've heard all of that language throughout my political career."

Okay, so no one can use the term "reload" anymore without being accused of committing a federal offense? What about the expression "caught in the crosshairs"? That, too, is now off-limits? My goodness, maybe President Obama needs to look into getting a Vocabulary Czar to keep track of this government takeover of language to go along with his takeover of the car industry, the banking industry, and the health care industry.

In any case, ever the gentleman, Senator McCain found a way to tell Curry how ridiculous she was being without calling her a complete nut. So I'll say it. She's a nut!

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Lying Liberals Target Governor Palin

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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, Salon.com: 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, along with his good buddy Jesse Griffin, regularly writes hate-filled rants about Governor Palin. Griffin has suggested, among other things, that her grandson deserves to be beat up because of his name and wishes she would snap her ankle. They provide directions to her home and encourage 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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Pre-existing Conditions Problem. What Next, Death Panels?

It's been only three days since the House passed the health care bill, but that's all the time it took to find out the bill isn't all it was heralded to be. Of course, most Americans knew that anyway, which is one reason the majority of us were vehemently against this government takeover from the start.

It has now come to light that one of Obama's major talking points may have been just that--talk.

The Associated Press reports:

And Saturday, addressing House Democrats as they approached a make-or-break vote on the bill, Obama said, "This year ... parents who are worried about getting coverage for their children with pre-existing conditions now are assured that insurance companies have to give them coverage — this year."

Not so.

Hours after President Barack Obama signed historic health care legislation, a potential problem emerged. Administration officials are now scrambling to fix a gap in highly touted benefits for children.

Obama made better coverage for children a centerpiece of his health care remake, but it turns out the letter of the law provided a less-than-complete guarantee that kids with health problems would not be shut out of coverage.

Under the new law, insurance companies still would be able to refuse new coverage to children because of a pre-existing medical problem, said Karen Lightfoot, spokeswoman for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the main congressional panels that wrote the bill Obama signed into law Tuesday.
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I have a not-so-funny feeling this won't be the first "oops" in the bill. What will they discover next, death panels?

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Star Parker May Help Take Our Country Back

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


So the news is that Star Parker is running for Congress. I'm certainly happy about this piece of information, and others are reporting it.

Today Michelle Malkin writes:

I’ll admit my bias up front: I really dig Star Parker.

When I first met the former “welfare queen” back in 2004, it was like meeting a rock star. I shared a panel with her at a conservative student conference. I was so nervous, my voice shook. She was relaxed, funny, and informative.

In this month’s issue of World magazine, editor Marvin Olasky says Parker is running for U.S. Congress against Rep. Laura Richardson. It’s about time.
Read more here.

Marvin Olasky, reporting for World Mag shares:

Parker, born in 1956, is a Republican who hasn't held political office before, but we joked last month that she had a ready reply if attacked on grounds of inexperience: You're wrong. I've stolen. I've lied. I know how to do wrong. Indeed she does. Drugs, armed robbery, four abortions: "I was very flirty and promiscuous, and several bouts with sexually transmitted diseases didn't stop me."

[...]

But her change is mainly an "only in Jesus" story, because her family life and early education were not healthy. Christ had to transform her.

Now, will she be able to transform the politics of the 37th District, which includes Compton, Carson, and the inland portion of Long Beach? The incumbent, Laura Richardson, co-wrote the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in California and has been a stalwart Democratic vote in Washington.

[...]

Will Republicans compete in or concede poor districts? Will the Massachusetts miracle of January be the exception or the rule in November? California 37 will be a test.
Click here to read more of "Star Power."

I have great respect for Star Parker. Her story speaks to how faith in Christ can turn a life around and set a captive free, not only from sin, but from the liberal cesspool that too many Blacks are wallowing in.

I spoke to Star once when she was a guest on the Eddie Burke Radio Show in Anchorage, Alaska. I called in and thanked her for her hard work and for being an example of success. Eddie had hoped to get us hooked up so that we could perhaps touch base here in NY.

On that show, she made mincemeat of a caller who tried to push the Left's talking points, questioning the character of a Christian who's not willing to pay extra taxes to help others. Star pointed out that Jesus told people to dig into their own pockets to give, not somebody else's.

I also remember her handling of Joy Behar on "The View." Joy seemed totally blown away by the fact that Star had had four abortions. Star, who is now pro-life, expressed that if abortion was really acceptable, as Behar and "The View" ladies (minus Hasselbeck) say it is, then what difference would it make how many abortions she had? If it was all right to have one, then it was all right to have four. If what a woman is carrying isn't a life, why would it matter? But the four abortions did matter to the ladies, as it should have--as even one should have, for the baby is a life.

I hope Star Parker actually does run. She's one tough conservative who will stand up for what's right. America needs this.

Isn't it something how Americans, many never involved in politics before, are standing up and getting involved now? These people, like Star Parker, have one thing in mind during this crucial time in America's history: they simply want to take their country back.

(H/T tdc)

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No Pardon for DC Turkeys in November

In case anyone thought we were joking when we said we would not forget the audacity of legislators ignoring the will of the American people, read Governor Palin's latest Facebook note. No, we're not joking. November is indeed coming, and in spite of the tradition that comes with it, we ain't pardoning these turkeys!

She writes:

Don’t Get Demoralized! Get Organized! Take Back the 20!

With the president signing this unwanted and “transformative” government takeover of our health care system today with promises impossible to keep, let’s not get discouraged. Don’t get demoralized. Get organized!

We’re going to reclaim the power of the people from those who disregarded the will of the people. We’re going to fire them and send them back to the private sector, which has been shrinking thanks to their destructive government-growing policies. Maybe when they join the millions of unemployed, they’ll understand why Americans wanted them to focus on job creation and an invigorated private sector. Come November, we’re going to print pink slips for members of Congress as fast as they’ve been printing money.

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. They are: Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1), Harry E. Mitchell (AZ-5), Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8), John Salazar (CO-3), Betsy Markey (CO-4). Allen Boyd (FL-2), Suzanne M. Kosmas (FL-24), Baron P. Hill (IN-9), Earl Pomeroy (ND-AL), Charlie Wilson (OH-6), John Boccieri (OH-16), Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-3), Christopher Carney (PA-10), John M. Spratt, Jr. (SC-5), Tom Perriello (VA-5), Alan B. Mollohan (WV-1), and Nick J. Rahall II (WV-3).

We’ll aim for these races and many others. This is just the first salvo in a fight to elect people across the nation who will bring common sense to Washington. Please go to sarahpac.com and join me in the fight.

Stand tall, America. Real change is coming!

- Sarah Palin

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Katie Couric & the Lamestream Media

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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Governor Palin: Restore Constitutional Limits

Monday, March 22, 2010

Remember when Obama was asked during the campaign, "Do you promise not to use presidential signage to get your way?" The answer he rendered was, "Yes," as he took a drink of what looked like water but must have been his own Kool-Aid.

His answer, now proven to be a lie, was followed by an account of how deeply he believes in the Constitution, how long he taught the Constitution, and how loyally he'd obey the Constitution. Now that he has the opportunity to actually abide by the Constitution, he obviously has forgotten all that--or was he lying all along? Joe Wilson?

Such actions as exercising "presidential signage," according to Obama, were the shortcomings of...brace yourself for this now...George Bush, and he would never dream of trying to make himself that powerful. No, this current president is not at all drawn toward power. Sure.

Governor Palin, however, reminds us in her Facebook note today that the battle is not over, and we can get back to the Constitution.

She wrote (emphasis added):

If we work together, we can renew our optimistic pioneering spirit, revive our economy, and restore constitutional limits.

Thank God for somebody speaking up with some common sense and respect for what America really stands for, unlike the current shepherd and his DC sheep.

Watch the Breitbart TV video below.

(H/T Ron US4Palin)

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America, Stand Tall with Governor Palin

On a day when many Americans are feeling the weight of big government attempting to take over health care, Governor Palin continues to tell us to "stand tall." She has a relentless spirit that is lighting a fire in so many of us. I admit to being disheartened, but not defeated. What about you? Are you determined to keep fighting and take back our country?

Via Facebook the governor writes today:

Out-of-touch Congress Sounds Our Clarion Call to Take a Stand

We’ve been reminded many times that elections have consequences. Yesterday we saw the consequence of voting for those who believe in “fundamentally transforming” America whether we want it or not. Yesterday they voted. In November, we get to vote. We won’t forget what we saw yesterday. Congress passed a bill while Americans said “no,” and thousands of everyday citizens even surrounded the Capitol Building to beg them not to do it. Has there ever been a more obvious exhibition of a detached and imperious government?

In the weeks to come, we can expect them to try to change the subject, but we won’t forget. Don't let them move on to further “transformational” steps while forgetting what Congress just did against the will of the people. Though Obamacare will inflict billions in new taxes on individuals and employers, at least it creates some jobs: the IRS might have to hire as many as 16,000 new employees to enforce all the new taxes and penalties the bill calls for! And that doesn’t include all the other government jobs from the 159 new agencies, panels, commissions and departments this bill will create. As the private sector shrinks, we can count on government to keep growing along with the deficits needed to keep it all afloat. (Is this the kind of “change” Americans asked for?)

In the end, this unsustainable bill jeopardizes the very thing it was supposed to fix – our health care system. Somewhere along the way we forgot that health care reform is about doctors and patients, not the IRS and politicians. Instead of helping doctors with tort reform, this bill has made primary care physicians think about getting out of medicine. It was supposed to make health care more affordable, but our premiums will continue to go up. It was supposed to help more people get coverage, but there will still be 23 million uninsured people by 2019.

Though they’d like us to forget, we will remember the corrupt deals, the corrupt process, the lack of transparency, the deceptive gimmicks to game the CBO score, and the utter disregard for the will of the American people. Elections have consequences, and we won’t forget those who promised to hold firm against government funding of abortion, but caved at the last minute in exchange for a non-binding executive order promised by the most pro-abortion president to ever occupy the White House.

All along we’ve said that we want real health care reform, but this isn’t it. We mustn’t be discouraged now. We must look to November when our goal will be to rebuke big government’s power grab, reject this unwanted “transformation” of America, and repeal dangerous portions of Obamacare that will bury us under more Big Government control.

This is just the beginning of our efforts to take back our country. Consider yesterday’s vote a clarion call and a spur to action. We will not let America sink into further debt without a fight. We will not abandon the American dream to government dependency, fewer freedoms and less opportunity. Change is made at the ballot box. If we work together, we can renew our optimistic pioneering spirit, revive our economy, and restore constitutional limits.

Stand tall, America. November is coming!

- Sarah Palin

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219-212: We Will Not Forget

After a long day, the House voted to pass the Health Care Bill with a 219-212 vote. This certainly is disheartening for those who recognize the implications of the government taking over health care. Anybody with common sense and just a slight bit of awareness knows that this isn't about health care with this current administration. It's about government control and "fundamentally transforming America," which Candidate Obama said he intended to do. Well, President Obama has proven that he is committed to doing all that he can to keep his word.

The will of the American people has been ignored, backroom deals made, and some who said they'd stand caved instead. There is a price to be paid: November is coming, and we will not forget.

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November is Coming

Saturday, March 20, 2010

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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March Madness & Tennessee Lady Vols (Update)




It's March Madness Time! For a moment I will take a break from politics and highlight my favorite basketball team and the best coach the NCAA has ever seen--male or female. I'm talking, of course, of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team and their icon of a coach, Pat Summitt.

She is currently the head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team. She has been coaching since 1974, all with the Lady Vols, winning 8 national championships. She is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history, men or women in any division, and one of only three collegiate coaches with 1,000 victories (Gene Bess of Three Rivers Community College and Harry Statham of McKendree University being the other two).

Read more here.

Patt Summitt produced players like Chamique Holdsclaw, the dunking Candace Parker, and Tamika Catchings. I would have loved to play for Coach Summitt, and when I began to coach, I modeled my coaching style after her. She is tough as nails, pushing her players to give more than they think they can. Players grow up wanting to play for her--and they want to win for her.

I haven't coached for a few years now, resigning after several years. My coaching experience ended on a high: it followed two consecutive conference championships and an undefeated regular season in my last year. My final season we were ranked #3 in New York State among Class B teams. Our team would never have been able to do what we did without wonderful assistant coaches like Chris Romano, my good friend and the youth pastor of my church, and Kristin Fonda. I may have been the head coach, but I learned so much from them. And, of course, without the players, who left it all out on the court, nothing would have been accomplished at all. I miss those days sometimes.

Players still express disappointment that I resigned before they had a chance to play for me. I still hear young ladies say, "I wish you were my coach," and parents say, "We wanted her to play for you." I am completely honored, but I always laugh and say, "You say that now, but you may not like me if I was your coach! I'm not easy to play for." Many will say, "Yeah, I know." I like those moments. That must be a teeny-weeny fraction of what it's like to want to play for Coach Summitt. You know she's going to wear you out. You know she's going to get in your face. But you trust her passion for the game. You embrace her vision. And you tap into a strength within yourself you never knew you had. It's not so much about basketball as it is about life. I always found inspiration in Coach Summitt.

After a disappointing season last year and exiting for the first time in the first round (never before had they lost before the Sweet 16), I'm hoping Tennessee can take it all the way this year. Everyone has undefeated UCONN taking it all, but we know the rivalry that exists between these two teams. So go, Lady Vols! Take down Geno Auriemma and the Lady Huskies!

Tennessee is playing Austin Peay as I write this, and they're kicking some butt, having started the game on a 15-0 run and never looking back. Let's finish the job; after all, you're TENNESSEE!

UPDATE: Tennessee defeated Austin Peay 75-42. And what does Coach Summitt say afterwards? "I sure hope we play better Monday night." Now, that's my kind of coach!

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Sarah Palin: America – Be Heard or Brace for “Transformation” (UPDATE)

Friday, March 19, 2010

With an Obamacare vote expected on Sunday, this is a crucial weekend.

Governor Palin urges via Facebook:

Please stay involved throughout the weekend on the Obamacare debate. There will be another very important rally in D.C. at noon on Saturday. If you are anywhere near the Beltway or can travel there this weekend, I urge you to participate. Jon Voight and Rep. Michele Bachmann and many others will be there.

Click here for details. (Michelle Malkin has a link here to grassroots organizers setting up transportation to D.C.).

If you can’t attend the rally, you can still make your voices heard by calling and writing your Representative. Sign the petition here to remind Congress that “November Is Coming.” As Rep. Boehner said today, “Republicans can’t beat this bill, but the American people can.” Stand strong together!

The implications of Obamacare will reach into every aspect of our lives, from the value of our paycheck, to the quality of our health care, to the opportunities that will be stripped from Americans as we’re shoved under the enormous burden of more government growth and control. We must stop this now. “United We Stand, Divided We Fall.”

- Sarah Palin

UPDATE (H/T C4P): Governor Palin also posted this video on her Facebook page.

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Happy Birthday, Piper (w/ pic)



Governor Palin wrote in Going Rogue, page 76:

Piper Indi Grace was born March 19, a Monday. Todd flies a Piper plane, but I just liked the name. "Indi" for "Independence" (though the Indy 500 is pretty cool too) and "Grace" for "God's Grace."

Happy Birthday, Piper Palin. At your young age, you have already experienced more than many ever will. You have traveled the nation, spoken to crowds, signed autographs, and felt the love of a country.

Unfortunately, you have also seen irrational vitriol directed toward your family. Nonetheless, you continue to smile, shine, and manifest God's grace.

God bless you!

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Ron Devito: Levi Johnston Leaves Woman Holding Bag

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Recently, I wrote about Kathy Griffin's visit to the state of Alaska where she attempted to be funny while making crude comments about Governor Sarah Palin and Senator John McCain. That was after she trespassed on the Palin property to, according to her, invite the governor to her "comedy" show. What I didn't realize then, however, was that she was taken to the Palins' home by none other than Levi Johnston, father of Bristol Palin's son, Tripp.

Last night, Ron Devito wrote:

Today, Patrick Gavin of Politico reports that “Griffin recently visited Alaska and knocked on Sarah Palin’s door. (Palin wasn’t home.) Griffin had along with her Levi Johnston, who remained in his truck “because he’s afraid Todd [Palin] would shoot him.” (Gavin, 2010, ¶4).

Johnston conspired with, aided and abetted Griffin’s trespassing. The father of a child he co-conceived with Bristol Palin, was at one time trusted and very nearly a member of the family. Yet, he made a conscious decision to drive a sworn enemy to the Palins’ house where she was not welcome. Why would he fear being shot? Perhaps, because he was trespassing himself; he knew full well he was doing wrong; that he was some place he was not supposed to be. Ironically, Griffin said, “[t]here’s a level of fearlessness that I like” (Gavin, 2010, ¶5).

While Johnston – who is well known the Palins – feared for his own hide, he wasn’t afraid that this stranger on the Palins’ property would be shot. If the “fearless” Johnston was a man, he would have left Griffin in the truck and dropped off the “invitation.” Instead, he cowered in the truck, while the woman took care of business, though, it was her own nefarious business that was being tended to. This appears to be his modus operandi in life: leave the woman holding the bag, dump the responsibilities on her, while letting Rex Butler, Tank Jones, Playgirl, the Roll Corporation, and now Griffin use him as a pawn in their war on the Palins.

Read Devito's full article here.

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MotivationTruth: New Look, Same Focus

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


MotivationTruth has a new look. I'm still working on it, but I'm getting there. Don't worry: the focus remains the same. As the new logo reveals, faith in Christ is still at the center of all that I am and do, and I'm still committed to supporting Palin, common sense, country, and freedom. I have one motivation: the truth!

My new logo was created by the design conservative. Visit her blog by going to www.thedesignconservative.com, and consider her for your own design needs.

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