Friday, November 30, 2012
Governor Palin was a guest on On the Record tonight with Greta Van Susteren. They discussed the Susan Rice controversy and the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations:
Governor Palin was a guest on On the Record tonight with Greta Van Susteren. They discussed the Susan Rice controversy and the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations:
Everyone is wrong now and then, but not many people are willing to admit it--not to themselves, and certainly not to the public. However, in a letter to the editor of the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, someone did just that. Charles Fredericks, who has openly criticized Governor Palin in the past, has admitted that she had incredible insight even in 2008 into the road down which President Obama was about to take America. "I was wrong, and I admit it," he declares.
Back in 2008, right at the peak of the McCain/Palin, Obama/Biden presidential election, I wrote a scathing opinion to the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman about Sarah Palin (titled “Caribou Barbie”), and five years later, I would like to recant my opinion and tell the people of the Mat-Su Valley just how wrong I was at the time.
The Frontiersman published the opinion and it drew a lot of comments, mostly negative, and here we are almost five years later, and I want to pass on what I have learned.
Let me elaborate. Regardless of the politics involved and what you may think now, Sarah Palin did one thing that we shouldn’t forget. Put aside all other actions, failures, controversy and animosity for just a second about Palin and consider this: she warned us about Barack Obama.
She stood up and said clearly, openly and without reservation just exactly what Obama would do and how he would do it. She said that he had socialistic — if not Marxist — views, that wealth would be taken away and redistributed and that he would create a new economic dependent class. Not to mention a power grab in the justice department and what appears to be complete control over all government functions, regardless of opposing dissent.
And here we are in Obama’s second term, and who could argue now that Sarah didn’t have it right all along?
Yes, Sarah warned us, and some listened. I don’t agree with her all the time, but what is intriguing is that she somehow knew. How, I ask? Not sure, but she knew, and that is fact. Maybe I should have listened.
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Politicians. Were they lying then or are they lying now?
With the so-called “fiscal cliff” rapidly approaching, both sides are making opening gambits and the talk so far is alarming. You led the Republican Party for two years claiming emphatically that the tax increase on “the wealthy” that Barack Obama is determined to enact is really a devastating tax hike on small business owners that would kill jobs and decimate any kind of economic recovery. Now conservatives see daily stories asserting that the GOP agrees with the President that “revenues are on the table” and GOP elite are all over the airwaves asking if the Tea Party will care if “a few multi-millionaires pay more in taxes.” That talk is only embolding liberals to demand even higher taxes. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and others are openly calling for a return to taxing Americans in the top rate at 91 percent. Yes that’s ludicrous, but liberals feel comfortable making such outlandish proposals because they feel you are weak enough that you will continue to surrender to evermore higher taxes having capitulated once already. They will never be satisfied. You know that.
Conservatives have one question to ask: If you now claim a tax increase on small business is the correct course of action, were you lying all along when you claimed this tax increase would decimate the economy? Because if you were not lying, you will now be willing participants in the destruction of American jobs in a time of economic crisis. This is the question you must answer, given the posturing of many Republicans in the immediate aftermath of the election.
Governor Palin has joined in the effort to get Vanessa Riddle, who has been diagnosed with cancer, to 100,000 Twitter followers and in praying for her. Please do the same.
Sweet angel Vanessa! We're praying for you - for your health and happiness. You're going to reach that 'followers' goal, by the way. Lots of people are rooting for you and will follow you on Twitter (@vanessariddle) and Facebook, so have fun with it!
Sarah Palin & family
Psalm 136 is a beautiful Scripture, perfect for Thanksgiving:
1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:
11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:
12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:
14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:
15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.
16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.
17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:
20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:
21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:
22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.
23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:
24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.
25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
I've seen it happen time and time again. A goal is set, victory eludes, and all you know what breaks loose. As a teacher, I've seen collaborative learning groupmates turn on one another in an effort to place blame after a project falls short. As a coach, I've seen my starting five chew one another out during a timeout in a game where the best laid plans dropped to the hardwood unmet. As a political observer, I've seen it most recently in the 2012 presidential election when the incumbent should have been easily sent packing after four years of failed policies, high unemployment, rising gas prices, looming scandals, and a lack of regard for the United States Constitution.
Infighting. Blame. Speculation. Collapse. The Grand Old Party is the master of such things. No one throws anyone under the bus faster than a member of the Republican party. It's true. Even when we know that words, motives, and actions are being misrepresented, we acquiesce to the false narrative, turn on the brother or sister, and call out, "Off with your head!" It's almost like we feel the need to prove ourselves to the left, which is ludicrous because there's no proving anything to people who play by a whole different set of rules--their own.
After Mitt Romney lost, there was no shortage of fingers pointing at him. And perhaps he deserved as much. I'm not here to debate that, not now. What I do want to point out is the reaction to the loss. All of a sudden Republicans began to cave. Immigration. Taxes. Social issues. Everything we've believed and stood for...no longer sacred. Everything for which Republicans campaigned...subject to reconsideration. It's pathetic, weak-kneed, and disgraceful.
Understand that I am a firm believer in messaging. It's not just about the message. It's about the method, the delivery. This includes assertive, widespread, and enthusiastic articulation of that message. As Governor Palin has often said, the planks in the Republican platform are fine. We've got the right message. We need to improve the messaging. We must have open, honest, and ongoing conversations about what that looks like. However, mere hours after the loss of an election, prominent voices in the party weren't just talking about shoring up messaging, but altering the message. Pathetic.
This is precisely why Governor Palin is so needed in the conservative movement.
Following the election, people sensed sheep without a shepherd and immediately began to ask who the leader of the Republican party was. Is it Governor Palin? some have wondered, while others have tried to ignore her altogether. I can't speak for a Republican party that forces its idea of an "electable" candidate upon us, shuns a common sense conservative voice unwilling to bow before its self-erected throne, and never seems to learn from the failures of its past. As far as I'm concerned the Republican establishment has made its bed.
As for conservatism, however, as for the movement of free people and thus limited government, there is no need to wonder. And what separates Governor Palin from the establishment, what separates, in this case, the woman from the boys, is her refusal to bend, blend, or back down out of pressure. From her days in elective office in her state of Alaska, to campaigning for national office, to being a private citizen-leader, she has steadily articulated the same message. Her message is always one of reform, respect for life, and restoration of our founding principles. She has not veered from championing fiscal responsibility, energy independence, and a strong national defense. She always encourages standing by allies, not bowing to enemies, and unapologetically embracing American greatness. She unceasingly begs us to consider future generations, incentivize small business, and support our military. She is not prone to flip-floppery.
Governor Palin is the epitome of what America has needed, and despite the best efforts of haters to dismiss her out of fear, jealousy, or just plain ignorance, she remains what America needs. Her record in Alaska demonstrates, too, that she can be steadfast and principled while having the respect of people on both sides of the aisle. An approval rating of 90% at one time clearly speaks to the fact that she was in office to serve the best interests of her constituents. If that meant calling out her own party--and it did--then so be it. Perhaps that is precisely why many in the Republican establishment would prefer she leave the room or at least take a seat. If I were a betting woman, however, I'd place my bet on her doing neither.
The GOP political elites seem hell-bent on caving, selling out principles, and watering down the message. Wrong answer. While the messaging could be improved, the message is right--and we already have the best messenger, if we'd be so wise as to acknowledge as much. The Republican establishment will have to determine its course, but my focus is on common sense Constitutional conservatism, and Governor Palin is just what the conservative movement needs--now more than ever.
On behalf of all of those we supported together, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for your patriotism, support, and dedication during our shared efforts this election cycle.
Our conservative movement continues, and we share with you the successes of the candidates you made it possible to support.
In 2010, with your efforts, we supported 90 great candidates and worked to elect over 50 new commonsense conservative leaders to Congress and state legislatures across our nation. Your support was critical to these initiatives and was achieved with the leadership of people like you, who share values and a responsibility to our nation.
The 2012 election provided the opportunity to build on that success, and we thank you for making possible the only Republican pick-up in the U.S. Senate. This change would not have been possible without your direct support.
This cycle, with your help, we worked to intensify support for grassroots and commonsense candidates in primaries who successfully took on challengers in their bids to bring those ideals to the Senate. Now elected, these new leaders will fight for constitutional principles and fiscal discipline. With your support, we also worked to return proven leaders to Washington to assure steady hands remain at the forefront and whose mentorship will be the guiding force to these new conservative Senators.
As 2012 draws to a close and the next opportunity looms on the horizon, our joint efforts remain crucial. The power brokers in Washington will still look for the easy path with candidates - those they know and that are habitual candidates.
We will never stop identifying and supporting local commonsense conservatives with strong messages who understand the need to put people over politics, [principles] over promises, and ideals over self interests.
You will always be the core and the guide and we are proud and thankful to join with you.
Governor Palin once again illustrates her support of Israel, this time in the midst of the turmoil they're enduring.
We stand with Israel and Netanyahu's strength that he wisely uses to protect his country. May he have the wisdom of Solomon as Israel's leadership moves forward. You can keep track of the developments by following @IDFSpokesperson on Twitter.
Governor Palin posted the following on Facebook today:
Who is running our country? We've got a CIA Director sharing security info with his mistress using an unsecure gmail account. We've got the delusional Susan Rice blaming the death of an ambassador on a Youtube video. We've got Iran firing on one of our drones a week before the election. We've got the White House either ignorant of or covering up all of this. Who is minding the store? Everywhere we look we see the rank incompetence or corruption of the people who are supposedly running our country and our major institutions. Let's hope that responsible reporters at Obama's press conference today ask the right questions Americans deserve answers to.
Here's my question for the president: As our nation's chief executive you claim to be unaware of the most important and tragic situations we're facing; so, as a former chief executive, I'd like to know how long it takes for your staff to tell you things like: "Sir, your CIA Director is under investigation"?
- Sarah Palin
Senator John McCain's expertise, integrity, and conscientious questioning of the Obama administration's Benghazi fiasco must be listened to and respected. America should be thankful for his passion and intelligence on this all-important national security issue.
As always, Governor Palin honors our veterans with this simple but profound thought, via Facebook:
Happy Veterans Day! If you love your freedom, thank a Vet!
Thank you, Veterans!
Never can enough thanks be given for the sacrifices made by servicemen and women and their families. We honor them today and remind ourselves that their commitment and courage is never to be taken for granted or forgotten.
At this very moment, while some of you are preparing for church, getting ready to sit down for some football, or tending to your Sunday chores, there are men and women thousands of miles away putting it all on the line for us.
They’re rubbing the sand out of their eyes, trying to stay alert, scared (but brave), homesick, wondering if you’re thinking about them, and hoping for a letter from home today.
Don’t take them for granted… especially today.
Happy Veteran’s Day to all that serve and sacrifice.
Happy Veterans Day to those who have so sacrificially served this country. We understand that we enjoy the freedom we do today because of men and women who were willing to risk their lives for that freedom.
I honor those who have served and those currently serving. God bless them and God bless America.
Americans are very appreciative of our military. Our service men and women sacrifice comfort, safety, and time with family to preserve our freedoms.
Happy 237th Birthday, U.S. Marines. Thank you for your service.
Via Facebook, here are some timely words from a true patriot:
America, don’t lose heart. This election is not an “Obama mandate,” nor is it a rejection of conservatism. Unanswered ads like this one running in blue collar swing states defined Romney early on, and the Obama media also piled on with the narrative that Romney would harm the middle class. (As I personally have witnessed, once a bell is rung by a biased media, it’s impossible to un-ring it.) Ironically, it’s Obama’s socialist policies that will destroy America’s working class as he outsources opportunities.
Hang in there, America. Fight for what is right. Don’t look to government or any politician to solve your problems. Government can’t make you happy, healthy, wealthy or wise. Obama is a master at reading the right “soaring” words fed into his teleprompter, but actions speak louder than words. So, hold tight to 2 Corinthians 4:8 because we’re in for a wild ride.
We must survive. United. One nation under God.
"We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed." – 2 Corinthians 4:8-9.
- Sarah Palin
Great interview. I especially love the last portion. Governor Palin speaks the Truth!
(Video courtesy of SarahNET)
Governor Palin, via Facebook:
This Tuesday our country’s future is in our hands.
What’s past is prologue. We know what we will get from a second Obama term because we’ve all endured his first term. We know how well he kept his 2008 campaign promises. Do we really believe he’ll keep his 2012 promises?
Do we believe the word of a man who promised he wouldn’t raise taxes on the middle class, but then slammed the middle class with a massive tax hike in the form of Obamacare (and don’t forget that his own lawyers argued before the Supreme Court that the individual mandate is a tax)?
Do we really believe he won’t raise taxes even more on every American in order to pay for his wasteful spending and his crony capitalism?
Do we believe that the same president who increased the debt in his first term by more than all the first 41 presidents combined will suddenly decide to cut the deficit in his second term?
Do we believe that the president whose reckless spending led us to the first credit rating downgrade in our nation’s history will suddenly become a responsible fiscal manager if we reelect him?
Do we really believe that a president who promised us that job creation was his number one priority despite month after month of dismal job numbers now has a credible “plan” for the job growth that eluded him for the past four years?
Do we believe that the same president who shut down the Keystone Pipeline and blocks domestic oil and natural gas development at every turn is somehow going to reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil and lead us to energy independence?
Do we really believe that our country’s national security is safe in the hands of a president whose administration denied security and assistance to our consulate under attack on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on America, and then blamed that consulate attack and the death of our ambassador on a “spontaneous” protest over an obscure YouTube video despite all the real time evidence to the contrary?
Do we believe that a president who was caught on a hot mic telling the Russian president that he would have “more flexibility” after his reelection is being honest about his plans for a second term?
We know what we will get from a second Obama term. We will get the same failed policies. We will get Obamacare locked into law without any chance of undoing this dangerous legislation and any chance to seek real patient-centered health care reform. We will get a debt crisis. We will get more inflation and higher gas prices. We will get tax increases. We will get fewer jobs. We will get more small businesses collapsing under the weight of higher taxes and unfair regulation. We will get more corruption and crony capitalism favoring the Obama administration’s friends. We will get less domestic energy development and increased dependence on terrorist sponsoring foreign regimes for our energy needs. We will get a “blame America first” foreign policy that bows to our enemies and snubs our friends like Israel and leaves America and the world less safe. We will get less opportunity and security for ourselves and for our children.
In 2008, Barack Obama promised to fundamentally transform America. And for all his failures and broken promises, that’s the one thing he has delivered on. He’s transformed us from a nation of hope to one of anxiety. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Tuesday is our chance to turn things around.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have offered a credible alternative to Barack Obama’s failed policies. Governor Romney understands how the free market works. His pro-growth economic policies will benefit all Americans. He has promised to move us toward energy independence, deficit reduction, and responsible entitlement reform that honors our commitment to our seniors and keeps faith with future generations. Governor Romney deserves a chance to lead. President Obama had his chance. He’s failed, and we can’t afford to go backwards.
We must also remember the many good Republican candidates who are running for the House and Senate this year. They deserve our support as well. If you are like me, you have watched these campaigns, learned about the candidates, and know where they stand despite the skewed lens of a partisan media bent on keeping liberal leadership in power. We saw the destruction a Democrat controlled White House, House, and Senate brought us after the 2008 election. Our country can’t afford that again. Your vote is the only safeguard against that happening.
On Tuesday, please vote for Governor Mitt Romney and the commonsense conservatives running for office in your states.
Voting is our duty and our right. We must never forget the immense sacrifices generations of Americans, including our brave men and women in uniform today, have made to give us this right. And we must never forget the duty we owe to generations of Americans yet to be born to exercise our right to vote prudently. The White House and control of the Senate is in the balance in this election, and every vote will count.
I firmly believe it is our responsibility to restore this country and secure the blessings of liberty and prosperity for our children, just as it was secured for us. This is our sacred duty to the past and to the future. We will succeed in this so help us God.
God bless you and God bless America.
With an Alaskan heart,
Governor Palin appeared on a special election edition of Hannity last night:
(Courtesy of SarahNET)
Governor Palin on Hannity tonight:
(Courtesy of SarahNET)
Governor Palin, via Facebook:
Deb Fischer needs our help to win her crucial Senate race. Right now she is under attack in Nebraska from outside interest groups and Harry Reid's Super PAC. Her liberal opponent, who's spent the last decade living in Manhattan, has called in his old Washington colleagues to support his campaign. Washington fears commonsense leaders like Deb Fischer because she's not going to Washington to consolidate her own power; she is going there to help return power to the people the way the Founders intended. Please follow the link below and join me in supporting Deb Fischer today.
Ever the advocate for energy independence, Governor Palin, an expert in energy, posted the following on Facebook today:
A vote for Obama is a vote to continue the failed policies of the past that have made us more reliant on foreign oil and the foreign regimes that supply it. Our energy policies affect so many areas of our lives, including where we send our sons and daughters to war. Our dependency on foreign regimes to supply our oil has enriched them and helped them subsidize terrorist activities. They have used our dependence on their oil as a weapon against us. There is no need for this when we have the resources here. No American should ever worry (rightly or wrongly) that our troops are in a war zone to protect oil interests. A more energy independent America will be a more prosperous and peaceful America.