Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The more I think about the film The Undefeated, the more excited I become at its potential. Put yourself in Governor Palin's shoes. You spend 20 years in public service. You start out at the bottom with no desire other than to make a positive impact. You achieve success through hard work, not special favors. You tolerate no corruption, regardless of political party or pressure. You cut spending, slice taxes, stimulate business, and uphold the state Constitution. Your hard work earns you an approval rating of almost 90%. You're praised as Governor Exemplar among governors. You're then asked if you want to help change history by running on the ticket with Republican Presidential candidate Senator John McCain, a feat no other woman had ever attained, just as no other woman had ever been governor of Alaska. You offer yourself up in the name of service, and hit the campaign trail wide open.
The love that had been heaped upon you sours and turns to hatred and fear when the mainstream media sees you as a threat to the ascendancy of Barack Obama, heir to the American throne. To keep people oblivious to the truth of all that you had accomplished, they invest time demonizing you, attacking you, even trying to ignore you at times, although that doesn't work too well, for PDS simply doesn't allow for cold-turkey breakups. They create--or zero in on--a number of "gates," such as Troopergate, Babygate, Clothinggate, Ethicsgate, Boobgate, Boogate, Visorgate, Blackgate, Emailgate, just to name a few.
After two decades and an impressive record, this is the thanks they gave Governor Palin. The greatest injustice, however, besides the attack on her family, is the attack on her record, no doubt. What we have spent our lives doing matters to us. The media, the left, and many on the right worked tirelessly to keep the light off what she's managed to accomplish, knowing that the truth would wreck their political agendas, put an end to politics-as-usual, and destroy the various and sundry narratives they've worked so hard to create.
Nothing they have done has caused the Governor to sit down and shut up, however. Instead, she continues to fight for a restoration of America's founding principles. To help matters, as if in answer to prayer, along comes Stephen Bannon with a documentary which has been heralded as a game-changer. The Undefeated is the truth on screen. It's a knockout punch. It's the refusal to allow others to rewrite a person's history. The Undefeated is a movie that absolutely must be seen. It's the story of Governor Palin's career, so we know she's done her part. Stephen Bannon and his team have done their part. Now, we must do our part.
So I challenge you, as I challenge me. Let's ask ourselves the following questions: How much have we done to promote this movie? How many tickets have we bought that we will hand out to those we know need to see te film? Yes, that means people who aren't her supporters--yet. As I reviewed here, everyone needs to see this documentary. Are we on Facebook and Twitter encouraging people to buy tickets? Do we actually believe The Undefeated can make a difference? If not, then we're ignoring the plethora of reviews that attest to the power of this movie.
Governor Palin has some of the most active, enthusiastic supporters in the nation. Our support is based on the truth of who she is, what she has done, and what we know she can do. Let's take that knowledge to more people. Let's sell out these theaters, and let's do everything in our power to get the message of her record to every person we can. If your answers to the questions I asked are positive and your efforts have been many, I issue yet another challenge to us all: go further, dig deeper, and work harder. We can help get the job done.
As a reminder, The Undefeated will be premiering in the following places on July 15th:
AMC Theatres - Grapevine Mills 30
3150 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Grapevine, TX 76051
AMC Highlands Ranch 24
103 W Centennial Blvd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
AMC Theatres - Quail Springs Mall 24
2501 West Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
AMC Loews Theatres - Universal Cineplex 20
6000 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
AMC Theatres - Barrett Commons 24
2600 Cobb Place Lane Northwest
Kennesaw, GA 30144-6872
AMC Theatres - The Block 30
20 City Blvd. West
Orange, CA 92868-3100
AMC Theatres - Ahwatukee 24
4915 East Ray Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
AMC Theatres - Gulf Pointe 30
11801 S Sam Houston Pkwy E.
Houston, TX 77089-4765
AMC Showplace 17
4325 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217
AMC Theatres - Independence Commons 20
19200 East 39th St.
Independence, MO 64057
Why not buy some tickets today and share with others who will get the opportunity to see the real story, not the media bias, of Governor Palin's stellar career? If the film is not being shown in your area, vote here to bring it where you are.
Spread the word, keep up the hard work, and get others involved. Remember, Game On involves us.