President Obama Makes Weak Syria Remarks, Then Strengthens Golf Game

Saturday, August 31, 2013

After making remarks about Syria and how important he deems waging an attack once he seeks Congressional approval, President Obama went golfing with Vice President Biden. What in the world?! This makes absolutely no sense. Who is advising this president? I cannot imagine any political adviser not pointing out the optics that go along with golfing after discussing the slaughter of men, women, and children and engaging our military in yet another battle. Either he has grossly incompetent advisers, or he is stubborn and ignores the advice he's given. Actually, anyone with common sense should recognize that today was not the day to golf. Does it really take a well-paid adviser to make this clear? Nonetheless, President Obama hit the green after his remarks.

On Facebook, I posted:

I just have to say this: Am I really hearing correctly that after the President spoke in the Rose Garden about Syria and his decision to attack them after seeking Congressional approval, he's now out GOLFING with Joe Biden?!? Really?! I'm no fan, but I'd really like the brother to represent better than this! Man!

As for the President's remarks in the Rose Garden, here are my thoughts, also posted on Facebook here and here:
Here are my thoughts on Pres. Obama's Syria decision. Because he spoke before about a "red line," to save face, he feels he has to say he wants to take action. Then to save face about what Pres. Bush was accused of, he feels he has to say he will seek Congressional approval. He doesn't expect to get it, and he really doesn't want it; this is all about the politics of saving face. Just my opinion on what I observed. And what leader says there's no time urgency?

Here's a version of what I posted as a comment on a friend's status: "If the President were acting on moral principle, and already spent hours upon hours wrestling with this decision, arriving at the conclusion that this is the right thing to do, he would act immediately. He would call Congress back from recess tomorrow, have the debate, and call the vote. If this were about doing the right thing, he would have a sense of urgency. He lost all credibility, if he had any, when he said there is no urgency."

Is it 2016 yet?


Governor Palin Lays Out Crucial Points About Possible Attack On Syria

Friday, August 30, 2013

We could learn a lot from the common sense Governor Palin articulates. On Facebook, she shares the following:

“So we’re bombing Syria because Syria is bombing Syria? And I’m the idiot?” - Sarah Palin

* President Obama wants America involved in Syria’s civil war pitting the antagonistic Assad regime against equally antagonistic Al Qaeda affiliated rebels. But he’s not quite sure which side is doing what, what the ultimate end game is, or even whose side we should be on. Haven’t we learned? WAGs don’t work in war.

* We didn’t intervene when over 100,000 Syrians were tragically slaughtered by various means, but we’ll now intervene to avenge the tragic deaths of over 1,000 Syrians killed by chemical weapons, though according to the White House we’re not actually planning to take out the chemical weapons because doing so would require “too much of a commitment.”

* President Obama wants to do what, exactly? Punish evil acts in the form of a telegraphed air strike on Syria to serve as a deterrent? If our invasion of Iraq wasn’t enough of a deterrent to stop evil men from using chemical weapons on their own people, why do we think this will be?

* The world sympathizes with the plight of civilians tragically caught in the crossfire of this internal conflict. But President Obama’s advertised war plan (which has given Assad enough of a heads-up that he’s reportedly already placing human shields at targeted sites) isn’t about protecting civilians, and it’s not been explained how lobbing U.S. missiles at Syria will help Syrian civilians. Do we really think our actions help either side or stop them from hurting more civilians?

* We have no clear mission in Syria. There’s no explanation of what vital American interests are at stake there today amidst yet another centuries-old internal struggle between violent radical Islamists and a murderous dictatorial regime, and we have no business getting involved anywhere without one. And where’s the legal consent of the people’s representatives? Our allies in Britain have already spoken. They just said no. The American people overwhelmingly agree, and the wisdom of the people must be heeded.

* Our Nobel Peace Prize winning President needs to seek Congressional approval before taking us to war. It’s nonsense to argue that, “Well, Bush did it.” Bull. President Bush received support from both Congress and a coalition of our allies for “his wars,” ironically the same wars Obama says he vehemently opposed because of lack of proof of America’s vital interests being at stake.

* Bottom line is that this is about President Obama saving political face because of his “red line” promise regarding chemical weapons.

* As I said before, if we are dangerously uncertain of the outcome and are led into war by a Commander-in-chief who can’t recognize that this conflict is pitting Islamic extremists against an authoritarian regime with both sides shouting “Allah Akbar” at each other, then let Allah sort it out.

- Sarah Palin


Governor Palin Questions President Obama About Syria

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Governor Palin posts the following on Facebook concerning Syria:

Mr. President, please give America justification before you spend blood and treasure to intervene. Start with: who are you rooting for in this?


Nightmarish Celebration of Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

So we've got one, (count 'em: ONE) black United States Senator, and he doesn't get invited to participate in the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. How interesting.

When the day began, I found myself not really feeling, as they say, this D.C. event. To be honest, I found myself feeling rather negative about it, and I had to reflect on why. I came to the conclusion that my feelings rested in knowing that the liberal left would use this day to push their agenda. Under the guise of celebrating Dr. King's memory, they would lift up their own causes. They would then promote, politicize, and demonize. I just knew it--and I was not wrong. As a result, I posted the following on Facebook:
I celebrate this 50th anniversary of the March on Washington like so many others, but what bugs me is that the liberal left think they own Dr. King's memory. They're using this event as a platform to advance their agenda and throw in their digs. It totally annoys me, and it does not represent the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Furthermore, in response to someone's comment, I wrote:

I've been smh all day for the politicization of this event and Dr. King's memory, as seen in the various speeches by people who want to use this to push their agendas--like Obamacare, amnesty, Trayvon, so-called threats to voting rights, same-sex marriage, the list goes on.

This brings me back to the fact that Senator Scott was not invited. Greta Van Susteren asked Herman Cain tonight on On the Record if that was an oversight. I agree with him: no, it was not an oversight. How do you fail to invite the only black senator, who happens to be the from South Carolina, a hotbed of segregation in Dr. King's day? No, this was no oversight, and they did not forget he exists. It was calculated, and we know why. He is, after all, a conservative Republican. Anyone who thinks that didn't play a factor is living in an alternate universe. So much for inclusion.

I did not watch the entire event today, but from what I did see and what I've heard, this occasion, which should have been a cause for celebration, reflection, and forward mobilization, became a left-wing exercise in politicization. I found myself not only disappointed, but disgusted, as well. I was not, however, surprised, for even as I awoke from my own dream early this morning, I knew that what was supposed to be the celebratory anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech would be just a tad bit nightmarish.

Dr. King's memory merited more.


March On Washington 50 Years Later

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, let's take some time to look back and reflect:


Vlog: You've Got a Problem Taking the GOP to Black People Like Me?

Friday, August 23, 2013

Why do you call it smart politics to reach out to "your people," but mere political pandering to reach out to "mine"? What's your problem? Take a look at my most recent vlog:


Governor Palin: Really, Fed? Really?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Governor Palin, via Facebook:

So, the Federal Government, er, We The People, are employing someone at the Department of Homeland Security whose side job is running a hate website advocating ethnic cleansing and other despicable acts?! This official is promoting a race war. His fellow employees say they're "astounded" he is employed by the taxpayers. His side "job" running the "War On the Horizon" website was reportedly approved by supervisors. Really, Fed? Really?

Friends, let your government know we deserve better; we demand better. We're paying the tab.


- Sarah Palin

Read the article here:

Be sure to check out this article to which Governor Palin links. Could someone like this actually be living off the taxpayers' dime? I agree with Governor Palin: Unflippingbelievable!


Governor Palin Responds to Noam Chomsky's Acknowledgment that 'She Was Right'

In the last few years, we've heard a lot of people playing changed tunes regarding Governor Palin. Whether it was about "death panels," bogus ethics complaints, her gubernatorial record, or, in this case, President Obama's empty rhetoric, she's been right time and time again.

In a Breitbart interview, Noam Chomsky also joined the pack of the enlightened--well, at least on this issue. Over a year ago, he said those words, "[Sarah Palin] was right," which has been brought to people's attention once again at The Libertarian Republic. Chomsky said:

I don't usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this 'hopey-changey' stuff, she was right. There was nothing there.

You can click here to see the video of his comments.

In response, Governor Palin posted the following picture on Facebook today:


Zo: GOP, 2016, Governor Palin, and the Pro-Life Message

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Warning: If you're prone to getting your panties in a wad at the mere thought of someone being bold, brazen, and unabashed about socially conservative principles, you might not want to watch this. If you are among those who think the GOP needs to drop its pro-life stance so as not to be accused of some bogus "war on women," you, too, might not want to watch this. If you are sold on the idea that a Rand Paul or Ted Cruz can take it all in 2016, you're likely to not like what he has to say, so you might not want to watch this. And alas, if you're in the go-along-to-get-along camp, you definitely do not want to watch this.

If, however, you are ready to hear someone tell it like it is, you don't want to miss watching this video rant by Alfonzo Rachel.

This has got to be the greatest expression I have ever witnessed of the principles that should be dear to every conservative. Zo takes on the left, the GOP Establishment, and everyone in between. Instead of apologizing for our refusal to bend on social issues, such as abortion, he annihilates every mindset that is contrary to a respect for life, exposing it for what it really is: utter selfishness and evil. I have heard many a pro-life talk. I have heard none that holds a candle to this one.

Furthermore, he holds nothing back as he speaks about Governor Palin and what she represents. Many people can tell you that she has been a target of the left and right, but how many can articulately explain precisely why? Zo can and does.

(h/t Ma McGriz)

Here's Alfonzo Rachel's ZoNation video, "Clarifying Some Strengths and Weaknesses of the GOP":


Governor Palin Discusses Comments By Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and Ashton Kutcher

Governor Palin posted two messages today on Facebook.

One message was about a speech given by Duck Dynasty star, Phil Robertson:

She wrote:

Like those 3:00 am wake up calls to join my dad duck hunting in the canoe before the school day began, it's time our politicians wake up and hear some Duck calls from far outside the beltway. The self-made, hugely successful businessmen (and women) of Duck Dynasty made history this week with the "most watched non-fiction series" in TV history. What's most interesting and inspiring is to see the number of young people tuning in to watch this all-American, hard working family -- and learn the key to their success (as well as tips on how best to bag the ducks!).

Todd and I had a great time meeting Duck Commander Willie Robertson at this year's NRA convention. And just the other day, Phil Robertson offered some of their refreshing trademark plainspoken talk that so many crave from our leaders in Washington. Speaking on the issue of the sanctity of life, Phil reminds us that all life is God-given, no matter how small or how special. Watch Phil's entire remarks on the abortion culture here: (

To our GOP leaders in Washington, especially -- this is what Americans desire and deserve; we're not rooting for your social truces. As Phil so rightly asks, "What in the world has happened to us?"

Kudos to these Duck dudes for speaking their minds, and for their boldness in living the American dream of LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- reminding us all that it's only with freedom that anything is possible.

- Sarah Palin

The other message was about comments Ashton Kutcher made about hard work:

She wrote:
Looks like the Duck Dynasty dudes aren't the only ones speaking truth to power lately. Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher gave a heartfelt speech about hard work at this week's "Teen Choice Awards". It's worth the time to click (here: on Bristol's blog where she links the speech. In this, Ashton says:

”I believe that opportunity looks a lot like work. When I was 13 I had my first job with Dad carrying shingles to the roof, and then I got a job washing dishes at a restaurant, and then I got a job in a grocery store deli, and then I got a job in a factory sweeping Cheerio dust of the ground. And I never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job. And so opportunities look a lot like work.”

Good to see his Iowa roots shining through all that Hollywood glitter! On our trips to Iowa our family has always admired the strong work ethic and dedication to freedom that those who live there in the heartland hold dear. As they say -- you can take the boy out of Iowa, but you can't take Iowa out of the boy.

In a reflection of the sad state of affairs in Washington, one mainstream media newspaper even had to acknowledge, "Who knows, maybe Ashton Kutcher was able to do something America’s political leadership can’t do, which is to talk honestly to America’s youth about the dignity of work." Wake up, Washington, and kudos to Ashton for speaking out for America's youth.

- Sarah Palin


Governor Palin: Hell is Breaking Loose in Egypt While President Obama Vacations in Martha's Vineyard

Sunday, August 18, 2013

In an interview with Todd Starnes, Governor Palin holds back nothing in her assessment of President Obama's handling of the crisis in Egypt:
All hell is breaking loose in Egypt and all President Obama is interested in doing is riding his bicycle and playing golf, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told me.

“It’s sad for America,” Palin said, calling the president’s handling of the crisis dithering. “Literally all hell seems to be breaking loose and President Obama is in Martha’s Vineyard having a gay old time, riding his bike, partying it up.”
Palin said it’s time for the president to pull all funding from Egypt until the violence stops.

“Until there is a crackdown on this atrocious violence, they should not be receiving aid or weaponry,” she said. “We are contributing to the deadly chaos that is going to lead to even more hell breaking loose.”
Palin said Obama’s handling of the crisis in Egypt has been appalling and she said it’s beyond time for him to exert authority and leadership.
“It’s sad for our allies and sad for anyone who believes that America can still exert some positive influence for good in this world without unnecessary intervention,” she said. “We can use a less than dithering message from our less than dithering president.”


She also took issue with Obama announcement last week that the United States would not choose sides in the Egyptian conflict — even as Egyptian Christians are being targeted by Muslim extremists.
“Egyptian Christians are being slaughtered and we need to put pressure on our government to at least speak up for the faith-filled people on that country,” she told me.

Palin recommends Christians read The Elijah List to stay up to date on developments in the Middle East.

Read the full article here.


NAACP Makes Clown of Itself Calling for Rodeo Clown Investigation

Friday, August 16, 2013

Invited into a conversation today about the NAACP's call for the DOJ and Secret Service to investigate the Obama-mask-wearing rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair, I highlighted something I recently heard someone else articulate. The black community has almost 13% unemployment, black youth unemployment is almost 50%, 73% of black children are born out of wedlock, we lag behind our white counterparts in educational success, and we are killing each other on the streets of cities like Chicago. Despite these alarming concerns that need immediate attention, the NAACP is making a clown of itself insisting another clown be investigated.

Clearly, any relevance the organization may have once had is long gone.


Vlog: Does Political Party Trump Faith?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

My newest video blog--an honest appeal for an honest conversation.

People of faith--black people of faith, in particular--are you more loyal to your political party than your God? Ready to talk about it? Still looking for those whom Governor Palin calls "Daniels in the lion's den."


Video of Smart Girl Summit Panel - "Minority Outreach: Politics or Pandering"

Last night, I wrote an article about the Smart Girl Summit in Indianapolis this past weekend and provided several pictures of the event. I took part in a panel called "Minority Outreach: Politics or Pandering." Reboot Congress on Twitter has provided and posted the video of the panel I sat on with Kira Davis and Brittney Morrett:

He has also provided videos of the other panels and speeches. Watch them at his blog, A huge "thank you" to Reboot Congress!


Smart Girl Summit 2013 in Words and Pictures

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Smart Girl Politics hosted their 5th annual Smart Girl Summit this past weekend, August 9th and 10th, in Indianapolis, IN. Founders Stacy Mott and Teri Christoph did a great job organizing this year's event, and they should be quite proud of the outcome.

I was on the agenda to participate in the first panel, "Minority Outreach: Politics or Pandering." Kira Davis, who is an actress, blogger, video blogger, and blog talk radio host, moderated the panel on which Britanny Morrett of the Libre Initiative and I participated. The discussion centered around whether or not it was pandering for the Republican party to target minorities and how we go about reaching into minority communities. Many ideas were bandied about, and the audience chimed in with various questions and comments. We are all aware that we have our work cut out for us. The Republican party does not have a message problem, but we acknowledge that we do have a messaging problem, not one we cannot overcome with wise and loving outreach that meets people where they are. I believe everyone came away feeling inspired and hopeful.

Other panels included the following topics: fighting back against women on the left, the Common Core, video messaging, reaching the youth, and getting involved at the state level. The speakers were Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann; Dan Bongino, candidate for Maryland’s 6th Congressional district; Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots; video guru who has blown the whistle on ACORN, Planned Parenthood, and others, James O'Keefe; Ben Yount of the Franklin Center; Kira Davis, vlogger sensation; Erika Harold, former Miss America and Republican candidate for the 13th Congressional District seat in the State of Illinois; Karen Handel, candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2014 from Georgia; and Katie Pavlich, author, editor, and FOX News Contributor. Katie left the Smart Girl Summit the newly-crowned winner of the Andrew Breitbart Spirit Award, which she received at the Banquet and Awards Dinner Saturday night. The Summit also included a trip to the gun range and a women's self-defense training session.

The event was not without controversy, however, as the GOP received some criticism for not sending a representative to this grassroots function. Kira Davis took to the microphone for her "Rant Like a Champ" presentation and began by addressing the GOP directly. See that rant here and read more about it here. Her words led to an RNC reply. Kira writes:
Both the RNC and the NRCC reached out to the ladies of Smart Girl to offer assistance for future events. Lets give credit where credit is due. Send out a tweet or a message to them and say thanks for hearing us! Don't stop now!

Below are some pictures of the weekend's activities. (Click on the collage to get a closer view of those particular images.) I am most grateful for my friend and O4P activist, Laura Hendricks Hatton, who took some of the photographs you'll see. She also made and donated iPhone cases with the logo of my very own MotivationTruth and the logo for the Smart Girl Politics Armed & Fabulous gun range event. You'll see pictures of those cell phone cases at the end.

Enjoy, and plan to attend next year's Smart Girl Summit!


Governor Palin's New Book Cover Released

Monday, August 12, 2013

Governor Palin has been hard at work writing a new book. If Going Rogue: An American Life and America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag are any indication, this, too, will be a great read. Expected to be released at the end of October, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas highlights the importance of keeping Christ in Christmas, and the Governor shares some of her own Christmas celebrations. The book will be available in hardcover, ebook, and large print.

HarperCollins has now released the cover and a summary:

In her New York Times bestsellers Going Rogue and America by Heart, Sarah Palin revealed the strong Christian faith that has guided her life and family. In Good Tidings and Great Joy she calls for bringing back the freedom to express the Christian values of the season. She asserts the importance of preserving Jesus Christ in Christmas—in public displays, school concerts, pageants, and our expressions to one another other—and laments the over-commercialization and homogenization of Christmas in today's society.

Interwoven throughout are personal memories and family traditions, as well as more than a dozen family photos, which illustrate the reasons why the celebration of Jesus Christ's nativity is the centerpiece of her faith. Palin believes it is imperative that we stand up for our beliefs before the element of faith in a glorious and traditional holiday like Christmas is marginalized and ignored. She also encourages readers to see what is possible when we unite in defense of our religious convictions and ignore the politically correct Scrooges seeking to take Christ out of Christmas. Good Tidings and Great Joy is a call to action to openly celebrate the joys of Christianity, and say Merry Christmas to one another.

Click here to learn more.

(h/t Josh Painter)


Governor Palin: John McCain is Right About Threats to U.S.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Many of us are not happy with Senator McCain. However, Governor Palin gives credit where credit is due. Here, she credits Senator McCain and writes of her respect for his stance on threats to the U.S:

John McCain is right about Obama completely underestimating Putin’s intensions and autocratic unwillingness to put people before his political power.

As Senator McCain noted today: “The president comparing [Putin] to a kid in the back of a classroom, I think, is very indicative of the president’s lack of appreciation of who Vladimir Putin is. He’s an old KGB colonel that has no illusions about our relationship, does not care about a relationship with the United States, continues to oppress his people, continues to act in an autocratic fashion.”

Senator McCain is also right in his assessment of Obama’s absurd claim that al Qaeda is on the run despite the evidence to the contrary with the closure of diplomatic posts in Yemen due to terror threats from APAQ. As McCain said, “You can’t say you’ve decimated the core of al Qaeda and at same time have to close these posts.”

I respect Senator McCain’s stance on Russia, al Qaeda, and foreign threats. Our current president would be wise to hear Senator McCain on these real security threats and to finally start prioritizing our tax dollars to fund our nation’s real national security needs instead of growing the Obama nanny state.

- Sarah Palin


Video: Governor Palin Talks to Eric Bolling

Governor Palin's interview with Eric Bolling on Saturday is below. I especially appreciate her frankness in criticizing New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie. She also discusses the death panels vindication, among other topics of the day.

(Video courtesy of SarahNET)


Smart Girl Politics Summit - Day 1 Overview and Photos; Day 2 Today

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Today is day 2 of the Smart Girl Politics Summit in Indianapolis. Yesterday was a great start. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the "Minority Outreach: Politics or Pandering" panel and posted several pictures on Facebook last night. I have posted only three here, but you can view all of them on Facebook here and here. I will post those here on MotivationTruth in the next day or two.

I look forward to today's session, especially the panel called "Rant Like A Champ - Getting Your Message to go Viral."

See the full agenda here. Like yesterday, today's Summit will be livestreamed.

** A HUGE thank-you to Laura Hendricks Hatton for her sweet spirit, photography, and enjoyable company!


Governor Palin's Brother, Chuck Heath, Jr., Exposes Her Deficiencies

Chuck posted the following about his sister on his Facebook page:

For the past five years, I’ve watched, listened to, and read viscous comments directed at my sister Sarah. These attacks are usually based on things those that want to destroy her feel she is lacking. I thought I’d help the haters out by compiling my own list. I hope this helps!

Ten Things That Sarah Palin is Lacking:

#1-Pedigree: Sarah was born into a low-income family with no political connections. Everything she’s achieved has been through her own hard work.

#2-Soft hands: Sarah has continually worked to provide for herself and her family, whether it was as a commercial fisherman, a hunter, a waitress, etc., she’s never been afraid to get her hands dirty.

#3-Sleep: I watched Sarah work 15-20 hours a day, seven days a week as governor. Her stamina amazes everyone close to her.

#4-A golf handicap: Although she loves the game, you would never see Sarah spending countless hours on the links during a position of leadership.

#5-Shady friends: Sarah has no ties to known domestic terrorists, and no wealthy foreign friends that financed trips for her overseas.

#6-Hidden college transcripts: Her school records have always been open to the public.

#7-A perfect family: Despite hardships that almost every American family faces, Sarah has kept her head up and focused on the positive, and she’s always been there to help us when we’ve needed her.

#8-Friends in the media, Hollywood, and rap music: The vast majority of Hollywood stars and the mainstream media have done everything in their power to destroy her. No major network newsman has ever said that he gets a tingle up his leg when he thinks of her.

#9-A lack of respect for the Constitution: Sarah has always looked at the Constitution as a brilliant blueprint for America; a document that clearly lays out a separation of powers so that no one person or group of people have absolute power.

#10-A doubt in our Creator: Every big decision Sarah makes has been based on prayer.

I’m sure many of you could add to this list. Feel free, but try to be nice and honest.


Participating in Today's Smart Girl Summit in Indianapolis

Friday, August 9, 2013

Today begins the Smart Girl Summit in Indianapolis. I am here to take part in this year's Summit "where politics and culture collide." I am participating in a panel called "Minority Outreach: Politics or Pandering." It is a much-needed conversation, and I look forward to having this discussion with the other panelists and hearing comments from the audience, as well. This particular panel is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. For the full agenda, go here. To see the other speakers/panelists, go here.

According to this, the speeches will be livestreamed, although I have no further information:
Will there be media present?
In the past, we have had a strong blogger presence in addition to having prominent print and broadcast media present. Please
note that many of our attendees are new media savvy and will be utilizing personal blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms to report from the conference. We will also livestream the speeches.


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