Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sarah Palin: President Obama Doesn't Know What He's Doing When It Comes to Energy

Governor Palin outlines her differences with the Obama administration on energy policy. With gas prices exploding, one has to remember she has the most experience in dealing with oil and energy issues and is rightfully dismayed at the harmful actions of the Obama administration. She was on fire in this interview!  

As for raising the debt limit?  "Hells No!" she said. You gotta love her. ~ teledude

Palin says she would not raise debt limit

Governor Palin took to Bret Baier's Fox news program, Special Report,  Friday to once again speak brilliantly on what needs to be done in our nation at this crucial time. She is always so right on the money! ~ teledude

American Thinker
Rick Moran

We're going to see a lot of political posturing and maneuvering in the next few weeks as both parties position themselves for either Armageddon or the biggest fizzle since Comet Kohoutek.

It's the debt ceiling vote and everyone is wondering what would happen if it wasn't raised. The administration (and many others) are predicting catastrophe. Other economists say that Geithner and co. are crying wolf.

Who to believe?

It would be nice if we could have a non-partisan answer to this question. In fact, we do. Most street-wise investors are, if not unconcerned, at least they're not panicking about the potential failure to raise the limit. In other words, people whose livelihoods depend on predicting the future do not see what Geithner and the administration are seeing.

Should this comfort us as the GOP moves reluctantly - with a few Democrats - toward a no vote for raising the debt ceiling?

Sarah Palin thinks so:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) on Friday doubled down on her opposition to raising the nation's debt ceiling. "Hells no. I would not vote to increase that debt ceiling," she said during an interview on Fox News, where she is a paid contributor.
Palin, a potential GOP presidential candidate, has long been opposed to raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit.But she indicated Friday she is willing to go further than Republican leaders in Congress and some other GOP presidential candidates, who are demanding that spending reforms be attached to a vote to raise the debt ceiling.
"It turns my stomach to hear this assumption articulated that we have to, despite the fact that we are raking in the federal government $6 billion a day," she said. "Take that money and service our debt first and pay down some of that debt. Make sure that we are showing the international financial markets and our lenders that we're serious about getting our debt and our deficit problems under control."
This view is echoed by some conservative economists:
Here's a paper from Reason columnist and Mercatus Center economist Veronique de Rugy and her colleague Jason Fichtner that lays out some plain facts on the matter:

The United States should not consider defaulting on its debt, nor should it put itself in a position where it has to postpone payment to contractors or "manage" other non-debt obligations. Neither, however, should Congress be forced to raise the debt ceiling under false pretenses. By our calculations, the United States has enough expected cash flow (tax revenue) and assets on hand to avoid either of these unattractive options until at least the end of the current fiscal year in September, perhaps even longer....
In fact, write de Rugy and Fichtner, the U.S. has about $2.4 trillion in assets it can part with to cover any shortfalls (they give a rundown of them in the paper). Better yet would be the sorts of institutional reforms, ranging from constitutional amendments to limit spending to BRAC-style actions to cut spending. They detail those too.
In fact, what you will be hearing from Republicans over the next few weeks is that if catastrophe occurs, the fault will lie squarely with Geithner who has it within his power to act on financing our debt in the manner suggested by Palin and others. If the markets blow up, it will be Geithner's deliberate choice that they do.

So the question is: How irresponsible is the Obama administration willing to be on the debt ceiling issue? Given that Obama is already running hard for re-election, the answer is; as irresponsible as he can get away with.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Poll: No Bachmann Momentum in Iowa

The new Hawkeye Poll, conducted by the University of Iowa ~ teledude

By David Weigel

And not much momentum for anyone else. The new Hawkeye Poll, conducted by the University of Iowa, found literally zero support for Michele Bachmann among self-identified Republicans who are planning to vote in the state's caucus.


I will break this down for Republicans (who are eligible to vote in our caucus)

Romney           24%
Huckabee*      23%
Palin                15%
Someone else  11%
Gingrich            9%
Pawlenty           8%
Don't Know      8%
Paul                  2%
Barbour*           1%
Daniels              0%
Bachmann         0%

I have put an asterisk by the candidates I think are NOT running. I know Mike Huckabee has said he would decide later, but the rumors seem to be true that he is not running. If he does he is in great position (as of now) and of course he won Iowa in 2008. If he doesn't run it will be interestig to see where his support ends up. Many speculate if he doesn't run it could bode well for Governor Palin, we will have to wait and see.

Haley Barbour announced this week he will NOT run so his 1% is up for grabs. Perhaps it was polling like this that helped him make his decision. Some have their doubts about how serious Michele Bachmann really is, and Governor Daniels has not said he is running at this time, but with Barbour dropping out, many speculate he could jump in now.

Much has been made of recent polling showing that Governor Palin's support has dropped.   I think this is a reflection of the narrative that she isn't running that has been advanced in the media and by other campaigns.   Of course my support for the Guv is not based on polls, as I think she is exactly what this country needs and I will fight for her to the very end. Anyway, these early polls have little bearing on how things will turn out months down the road. They are just a snapshot in time of how things stand as of now.

I just want to say to those who might doubt Governor Palin is running...I think she is the runningest running runner in all of running history! You can take that to the bank!

Game On!

~ teledude

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SarahPAC: Looking Ahead to 2012

Greatest line in this? 
"If you want to help me lay crucial groundwork, please send your best gift possible..."
Let's help her lay this groundwork! ~ teledude

Dear Friends,

I am so thankful for the American patriots across our nation who voted this past November to bring Congress back to the ideals of our Founding Fathers.
The White House and Congress heard loud-and-clear that Americans don’t want cradle-to-grave government control of our lives. We don’t want government bureaucrats deciding what kind of light bulbs we should use, what kind of cars we should drive, and which doctors can and can’t care for us and our families. And we don’t want our president continuing to manipulate the U.S. energy supply. What we want are the freedom and opportunities to make a better life for ourselves in this most exceptional nation on earth.

Taking back control of the House last year was only the first step. Now you and I must fix our eyes on 2012. Our goal is to take back the White House and the Senate. We must take back control of Congress and the White House in order to undo the damage done by the disastrous Obama/Pelosi/Reid agenda.

I’ll be supporting commonsense conservative candidates in crucial off-year elections and doing all that I can to ramp up our preparations for 2012. And I promise to join you in holding new members of Congress accountable to ensure that they live up to their campaign promises to rein in out-of-control government spending and to repeal and replace the massive, burdensome, and unwanted Obamacare bill.

Can I count on your support as we look ahead to 2012?

I know what a sacred trust it is to be asking you to contribute your hard-earned money to SarahPAC. I take that trust very seriously, especially in these hard economic times. But there’s so much at stake now -– we are the most powerful country on earth and the world is better off because of us. Yet our own president and our liberal Senate seem determined to weaken us.

It’s imperative that you and I fight to end deficit spending - protect our free market entrepreneurial system - drill here and drill now for responsible energy independence - secure our borders - and strengthen our national defense to stand up to Islamic extremists and other enemies of America.

If you want to help me lay crucial groundwork, please send your best gift possible to SarahPAC today.

Thank you for joining me in the fight to keep America the country we know and love!

With an Alaskan Heart,

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Top Ten Reasons Why Sarah Palin is Running For President

From the 'in case you missed it' department; this ran on Human Events earlier this month (garnering over 500 comments) and I think it deserves a spot here on Iowans 4 Palin. Some excellent points. ~ teledude

Human Events
by Tony Lee

Will she or won’t she run for President?

I once laid out the reasons why Sarah Palin has a better shot of becoming president than Barack Obama did before Obama announced his candidacy during the 2008 election cycle.

And while conventional wisdom among the chattering class continues to lean against Palin mounting a presidential run, Palin has been courting the conservative base while not alienating swing voters in swing states such as Ohio, Colorado, and Florida better than any potential GOP contender.

Too often, those who cover Palin do not listen to her words or read her statements, Facebook postings, or tweets. As a result, conventional wisdom holds that Palin is setting herself up to be an entertainer, a conservative money maker, or a right-wing flame thrower who seeks only to rouse up the conservative base and get rich quick off of it. If those who proffer these theories had listened to and read her words closely, they would know that Palin has been telling everyone that she is running for president in 2012. Here are ten reasons why.

1. A pension is a promise

At an appearance before a Long Island businesses association, Palin said that a "pension is a promise" in response to a question about what to do about entitlements in an age of austerity. Her answer indicated that she does not want to anger older voters who are the most reliable subset of voters in the primary and general election.

If Palin did not have her sights on winning a potential general election, she could have taken a more extreme position and called for cuts to some programs that benefit seniors and retirees to pay down the debt.

2. Tea Partiers have to pick a party

While addressing the first Tea Party convention in Tennessee, Palin responded to a question about whether the Tea Party should become a third party by saying, "now the smart thing will be for independents who are such a part of this Tea Party movement to, I guess, kind of start picking a party."

"Which party reflects how that smaller, smarter government steps to be taken? Which party will best fit you?," Palin asked. "And then because the Tea Party movement is not a party, and we have a two-party system, they’re going to have to pick a party and run one or the other: ‘R’ or ‘D’"

If Palin only had intentions of being a conservative rabble rouser, she would have encouraged Tea Partiers to break away from the Republican party and go at it alone. Instead, Palin knows she can only make it to the White House if she ultimately works within the Republican party apparatus and brings independent minded Tea Party voters along with her.

3. Birtherism a distraction (wink)

Palin, speaking in Long Island, said that claims that Obama was born in Kenya or is a secret Muslim are "distractions" and "annoying," and that Republicans should focus on the economy.
She had indicated before, though, that those who wanted to question Obama's birthplace had every right to do so.
Last weekend on Fox News, Palin seemed to be walking that line again when she said that she believed Obama was born in Hawaii before saying, perhaps a bit sarcastically, that she's not going to get in the way of Donald Trump's quest to find the true origin of Obama's birth. "More power to him," Palin said.

By saying she thought Obama was born in Hawaii, Palin prevented anyone from calling her a birther. By not denigrating those who may find it odd that Obama has not released his long-form birth certificate, she did not alienate a group of voters who can potentially vote for her in the primary and general election.

4. The anti-Obama

From her maiden Facebook post opposing ObamaCare to her energy speech at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in 2009 to her stands on foreign policy issues (most recently on Libya and Egypt), Palin has emerged as the most prominent opposer-in-chief, establishing herself as Obama's main foil.
With the GOP primary electorate staunchly against Obama, this allows Palin to cater to Republican primary voters while getting a head start on potentially becoming Obama's main opponent in the general election.

5. The anti-McCain

If Palin learned anything from John McCain's failed presidential campaign in 2008, it may have been that McCain probably lost the presidency because he wanted to be liked by the media, turned off conservatives who did not show up for him at the polls, and took Republican primary voters for granted by trying to run a pure general election campaign before winning the GOP primary. Palin has shown that she could care less about what the media -- left, mainstream and right of center --thinks of her. In addition, in backing Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer in support of Arizona's S.B. 1070 immigraiton law and standing behind conservative causes and candidates, such as recently elected Justice David Prosser of Wisconsin, Palin, the person who most likely could take the GOP primary base for granted, is the one who is least taking the GOP primary voters for granted.

6. Anti-establishment and Todd Palin

Palin always mentions how her husband does not belong to a poltical party and was a union member. By constantly reminding people that her husband is not a Republican, she is trying align herself not only with independent voters in the general election but also with voters who in the primary would identify themselves as conservatives before Republicans.

On the policy front, Palin has often opposed fellow Republicans, most recently in her strong opposition to the temporary Continuing Resolution that Congressional Republican leaders supported last weekend.

7. On Labor Unions

Responding to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and addressing public sector union members in Wisconsin, Palin constantly discusses how union leaders are leading their members astray.

She wrote to public sector union workers in Wisconsin: "Hard working, patriotic, and selfless union brothers and sisters: please don’t be taken in by the union bosses." And this seems to be Palin's mantra when it comes to unions and their leaders.

Palin knows members of labor unions made up a big chunk of the Reagan Democrat coalition. By criticizing union leaders and not union workers, Palin is indicating a willingness to cobble together Reagan’s blue-collar coalition, particulalry in Midwestern swing states such as Ohio, for these Jacksonian Reagan Democrats have swung every election since 1980.

8. Israel and Star of David

When Palin recently visited Israel, POLITICO's Ben Smith reported that she had arranged her travel plans through a Christian tour operator. Intentionally or not, the optics of this again showed how she is appealing to potential primary voters (Evangelicals) while simultaneously appealing to general election voters (Jewish voters in Florida who may be disaffected with Obama).

Palin has also worn a lapel pin with the American and Israeli flags together at a TIME dinner and recently was photographed wearing a Star of David necklace during her trip to Israel.

9. Foreign trips

If Palin were to run for the presidency, her greatest liability, even in a potential GOP primary that currently lacks many authorities on foreign policy, would be her perceived weakness on foreign policy. These trips are not for her to cash a paycheck. Rather, they are trips to  potentially buffer her from being tagged as weak on foreign policy in a potential GOP primary and general election. In her most recent trip to India, Palin laid out themes that could be used in a potential GOP primary without losing their shelf-life during the general election.

10. She said she can beat Obama

A week after the 2008 election, Palin told Greta Van Sustern of Fox News, "if there is an open door in '12 or four years later, and if it is something that is going to be good for my family, for my state, for my nation, an opportunity for me, then I'll plow through that door."

In an interview with Runner's World magazine, Palin was asked if she could beat Obama in a race (running), and she responded, "betcha I'd have more endurance. What I lacked in physical strength or skill I made up for in determination and endurance. So if it were a long race that required a lot of endurance, I'd win."
To Barbara Walters at the end of 2010, Palin said that she believed she could beat Obama in a general election.

And most recently, Palin spoke to Van Sustern in Florida upon returning from her trip to Israel, and told Van Sustern that, "I’m still wondering who the heck is going to be out there with a servant’s heart willing to serve the American people for the right reason, not for ego, not for special interests, not with obsessive partisanship."

Palin could not hide back her desire to run for the Presidency a week after Obama won the 2008 election, she implied to Runner's World that she could defeat Obama in a metaphorical race, and she told Walters that she could defeat Obama in a general election. And with her most recent statements to Van Sustern, Palin has set herself up as a candidate who can survey the current crop of potential GOP contenders that lacks a candidate that people are enamored with and use that as an excuse to enter the 2012 nominating contest with a "servant's heart" despite the great sacrifice she and her family would have to endure.

It is obvious that Palin has been telling everyone who would listen that she is running in 2012. It's just a matter of when she is going to make the announcement.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

America Deserves Libya Explanation

Governor Palin took to her newly designed SarahPac site to launch another brilliant piece questioning President Obama's policies.  ~ teledude

America Deserves Libya Explanation

via SarahPac 

Posted on April 26, 2011 
Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, "Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter."

But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the order or your statements. Between you and your advisers the public has been given so many conflicting statements on why we’re intervening in Libya that I apologize if I can’t keep up with the timing and rationale of your murky foreign policy positions.)

At this point, to avoid further mission creep and involvement in a third war – one we certainly can’t afford – you need to step up and justify our Libyan involvement, or Americans are going to demand you pull out. Simply put, what are we doing there? You’ve put us in a strategic no man’s land.

If Gaddafi’s got to go, then tell NATO our continued participation hinges on this: We strike hard and Gaddafi will be gone. If, as you and your spokesmen suggest, we’re not to tell Libya what to do when it comes to that country’s leadership, and if you can’t explain to Americans why we’re willing to protect Libyan resources and civilians but not Syria’s, Yemen’s, Bahrain’s, Egypt’s, Israel’s, etc., then there is no justification for U.S. human and fiscal resources to be spent.

I would also ask you to better explain your thinking on Libya. We can’t afford any actions that don’t take care of crucial U.S. needs and meet our own interests at this point. You are the Commander in Chief, so please explain what you believe is our “interest” there and not elsewhere.

Mr. President, your hesitation and vacillation in the Middle East breed uncertainty. It’s symptomatic of the puzzling way you govern. See, uncertainty is one of the factors over which you have control, and I would think you’d want to eliminate that additional element that helps breed problems like higher oil prices.

Higher oil means exorbitant gas prices weighing down our economy.

Consistency and strength – and greater domestic energy production – will help fix higher gas prices and help heal the economy. But only with leadership. These sorts of problems don’t fix themselves.

It’s unbelievable to me that you spent last week in campaign mode, gallivanting around the country to start raising the billion dollars for your reelection bid that is still 19 months away "while Rome burns."

Our economy is in the tank; jobs are as scarce as ever; you’re asking Congress to let you incur even more unsustainable, immoral, freedom-stealing government debt; and many of our brave men and women in uniform are shaking their heads in disbelief over your befuddled military directions. Yet instead of working with Congress and a wise multitude of advisers to fix some problems, you choose all this campaigning, already?

As was recently asked: When do you ever just "roll up your sleeves, unplug the teleprompter" and do the job of governing and administrating for which voters hired you?

I know, I know, granted you will be even busier very soon. After all, golf season kicks into high gear shortly. NBA and NHL brackets await. Summer vacations and that all-consuming campaign whistle stop tour will no doubt slam you. But I would ask, while the rest of us are also busy working, saving, planning ahead, fighting to protect our Constitution, and trying to keep up with where and why you’re spending our Department of Defense funds – I’d ask that you find time to tell Americans the truth about the state of our union and what you are doing to find solutions to our challenges.

Please start with explaining Libya.
- Sarah Palin

Monday, April 25, 2011

Answer: Maybe it’s because the Mainstream Media image of Palin as a fool is a myth.

This guy gets it! A must read! ~ teledude

Datechguy's Blog

by Datechguy

Question: The New York Sun on the topics of Monetary policy and the Sarah Palin asks:
…how in the world did Mrs. Palin, who is supposed to be so thick, manage to figure all this out so far ahead of the New York Times and all the economists it talked to?
They are referring to Palin giving a speech back in November that the WSJ covered but the MSM ignored.
It keeps up with the theme I’ve been writing about last week, the rule:
Watching the actions of the left tend to cause people to dislike them while watching Palin in context tends to make people like her.
And it’s not a new theme. Last year when Obamacare was first advanced it was Sarah Palin who attacked it and used the word “death panels” The media called her a liar, yet the congress pulled the language, then attempted to re-insert it drafting language to explicitly protect it as Palin warned. She called them on it. quickly and they pulled it out again.

Sarah Palin comments on Climate gate in the Washington post yet TV and print media hit her for it while at the same time the president skips Copenhagen.
Look at Libya; back in FEBRUARY Sarah Palin says this
Now is the time to speak out. Speak out for the long-suffering Libyan people. Speak out for the victims of Gaddafi’s terror. NATO and our allies should look at establishing a no-fly zone so Libyan air forces cannot continue slaughtering the Libyan people.
…this was when the Rebels were still closing on Tripoli. In March I make the following prediction:
The person here to watch is Sarah Palin. If she makes pronouncements concerning the rights and the protection of the Libyan people and they catch on, watch the White House react so the president doesn’t appear to be less of a leader than the former governor who is supposed to be not a serious political threat.
And a month later with Benghazi about to fall the administration acts. One can debate if Libya our business but if Palin was president in February we would be now debating the New Libya instead of drones and European boots on the ground.

Do you remember when Sarah Palin said this about drilling:
For years, states rich with an abundance of oil and natural gas have been begging Washington, DC politicians for the right to develop their own natural resources on federal lands and off shore. Such development would mean good paying jobs here in the United States (with health benefits) and the resulting royalties and taxes would provide money for federal coffers that would potentially off-set the need for higher income taxes, reduce the federal debt and deficits, or even help fund a trillion dollar health care plan if one were so inclined to support such a plan.
So why is it that during these tough times, when we have great needs at home, the Obama White House is prepared to send more than two billion of your hard-earned tax dollars to Brazil so that the nation’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, can drill off shore and create jobs developing its own resources? That’s all Americans want; but such rational energy development has been continually thwarted by rabid environmentalists, faceless bureaucrats and a seemingly endless parade of lawsuits aimed at shutting down new energy projects.
Sounds pretty topical, When did Palin say this? AUGUST OF 2009 when gas was still in the low $2 per gallon. Bloggers covered it. The MSM didn’t. Where would gas prices and the economy be today if the MSM reported this and the president listened to her 2 years ago?

Palin Leads! Nov 30th 2010:
Palin however along with Rush Limbaugh choose to stand and fight, and through 2009 fought nearly alone. Without that willingness throughout 2009 there is no huge republican majority in the House this year. She held the line while you (Joe Scarborough) counseled retreat, that’s what a leader does
Dan Riehl Last week:
As I said to a friend and colleague tonight, wherever the current battle is, that’s very often where you can find Palin. One of the first requirements for leadership is to show up out front. No one will ever accuse Palin of not doing that. Doing so also has an interesting side benefit for any would be leader. When you lead, people tend to follow and support you, even if not at first.
James Pethokoukis last week:
Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns. It was a chilly, wet and blustery afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin — one more appropriate for a late-season Packers game than a springtime political rally. The stirring NFL Films theme, “The Classic Battle,” would’ve been a more apt musical choice than Van Halen’s “Right Now” to accompany Palin as she entered the stage outside the state capital building to address thousands of Tea Party members, along with a good number of extremely hostile, expletive-hurling government union rowdies.
So MSM, keep obsessing over the shiny new Trump toy if you must. But better keep an eye on a certain sharpshooting, grizzly mama. She’s back.
James writes for Reuters so 10 out of 10 for noticing but that last line is wrong, she isn’t back, she was never gone, you just didn’t deign to notice her.

This is why on an Easter Sunday people on the left were spending their time trying to co-opt a hash tag, this is why when Sarah Palin gives a key speech in Wisconsin on budget matters the media reports she is trying to get attention, but will play her mispronouncing “skirmish” in a loop. This is why from Day one the MSM has done their best to try to destroy her.

They don’t dare show Palin as she is, if they do their attempt to paint our current president as unbeatable will prove as hollow as the support for a totalitarian regime. Let’s quote a Glenn Reynolds post on authoritarian propaganda:
Places like Iraq, Syria, or Saudi Arabia spend a lot of time telling their citizens that everyone feels a particular way, and punishing those who dare to differ, which has the effect of encouraging people to falsify their preferences. But who knows? Given the right trigger, those brittle authoritarian regimes might collapse overnight
How often does the MSM dismiss those who disagree with their template? There is a reason why Rush Limbaugh refers to the MSM as the State run media
the Sun again:
It will be something to watch for in his first big press conference Wednesday. No doubt it will be one of the most crowded press conferences in recent memory, and there will be lots to ask about. But one of the questions will be how in tarnation Mrs. Palin figured it out so far ahead of everyone else.
It’s only a question to those who haven’t paid attention online, but as technology continues to advance, maybe that will be a moot point soon.

Let’s bottom line it: Sarah Palin is a leader, the current occupant of the White House is not. Trump talk and current Polls not withstanding I’m going to make the following prediction conventional wisdom not withstanding:

Sarah Palin is going to run for president in 2012. And she is going to win!
Update: Hotair sees The Sun but not the light beyond it…yet
Update 2: Brian Preston at the PJ Tattler sees the evidence but not the conclusion…yet

Sarah Palin's Perfect Pitch

Road to the Middle Class

If liberals are piling on some political figure there must be something good about him. If conservative Poo-Bahs pile on too, then there really must be truly exceptional there.

So let's review the book on Sarah Palin.

Way back when, in 2009, Palin put up a note on her Facebook page about "death panels" in President Obama's ObamaCare package. Now it's the law and the president is optimistically talking about his "independent commission of doctors, nurses, medical experts and consumers" that will be cutting Medicare reimbursement rates.

Sarah Palin has always been solid on the need to develop conventional energy resources and hold back from wasteful subsidies on "green energy." She has sneered at President Obama's "very fast trains" and now the Chinese are slowing theirs.

Sarah Palin went to Wisconsin and told the teachers that their pensions were sacred and Gov. Walker was working to save them.

And now as experts are starting to agree that the Federal Reserve's "quantitative easing" or inflation hasn't boosted the economy as much as it has boosted food and energy prices, we are reminded that Sarah Palin spoke out against QE2 months ago.The Wall Street Journal reported on Palin's speech.

 “We don’t want temporary, artificial economic growth brought at the expense of permanently higher    inflation which will erode the value of our incomes and our savings,” the Journal quoted Mrs. Palin as saying. “We want a stable dollar combined with real economic reform. It's the only way we can get our economy back on the right track.”

Yet we have political experts like Karl Rove saying that Sarah Palin cannot be president.

Well, is Palin running or not? People seem to be interpreting her reticence about announcing as a sign that she won't run (even though such blushing is usually considered a sure sign of a presidential candidacy).

In my judgment, Palin can delay an announcement of formal candidacy later than the other candidates. She is such a star that as soon as she announces she will move to the top of the heap. So why waste energy by turning on the klieg lights before the curtain goes up?

The 2012 election is going to be fought on the straight issues of government spending, debt, inflation, and the failure of President Obama to guide the economy out of the 2008-09 slump.

On that Gov. Palin is rock solid and consistent as a common-sense constitutional conservative. So why do the pundits think she's a flake?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Palin's Dollar, Zoellick's Gold

Here is a little blast from the recent past. Last November Governor Palin gave a speech on the perils of the Obama administration's monetary policy, claiming it would lead to inflation. Anyone who has filled up a tank of gas or gone grocery shopping knows how prophetic her words were. This is from the WSJ of November  9, 2010 and demonstrates once again how 'ahead of the curve' Governor Palin is on these important issues facing our country. We need her type of leadership in the White House!  ~ teledude

The Wall Street Journal

It would be hard to find two more unlikely intellectual comrades than Robert Zoellick, the World Bank technocrat, and Sarah Palin, the populist conservative politician. But in separate interventions yesterday, the pair roiled the global monetary debate in complementary and timely fashion.

The former Alaskan Governor showed sound political and economic instincts by inveighing forcefully against the Federal Reserve's latest round of quantitative easing. According to the prepared text of remarks that she released to National Review online, Mrs. Palin also exhibited a more sophisticated knowledge of monetary policy than any major Republican this side of Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan.
Stressing the risks of Fed "pump priming," Mrs. Palin zeroed in on the connection between a "weak dollar—a direct result of the Fed's decision to dump more dollars onto the market"—and rising oil and food prices. She also noted the rising world alarm about the Fed's actions, which by now includes blunt comments by Germany, Brazil, China and most of Asia, among many others.

"We don't want temporary, artificial economic growth brought at the expense of permanently higher inflation which will erode the value of our incomes and our savings," the former GOP Vice Presidential nominee said. "We want a stable dollar combined with real economic reform. It's the only way we can get our economy back on the right track."

Mrs. Palin's remarks may have the beneficial effect of bringing the dollar back to the center of the American political debate, not to mention of the GOP economic platform. Republican economic reformers of the 1970s and 1980s—especially Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp—understood the importance of stable money to U.S. prosperity.


Excerpt - to read more go to The Wall Street Journal

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Is This Guy Sarah Palin's Secret Weapon in Iowa?

What a surprise! My Main Man and all around great guy, Peter Singleton makes the Wall street Journal! A pretty fair article; it is kind of surprising to see what others may think of you. No other candidate has this type of dedicated grassroots support.

Hey Iowa, if you run into Peter, shake his hand and tell him you're ready to volunteer for an unconventional campaign to Revive, Restore, and Renew America in 2012! .~ teledude

The Wall Street Journal

DES MOINES, Iowa—Prominent Republicans here pretty much splinter into two camps on the question of whether Sarah Palin will jump into the 2012 presidential race.

One side points to a mysterious California lawyer named Peter Singleton as proof the former Alaska governor will definitely run. The other side points to Mr. Singleton as proof she won't.

"When it comes to Palin in Iowa, it's pretty much Peter Singleton," said Iowa Tea Party Director Ryan Rhodes. "The guy is everywhere."

Crisscrossing the state in a series of rented cars, the 56-year-old Mr. Singleton has spent the better part of five months visiting obscure county GOP chairmen, befriending tea-party activists, buttonholing lawmakers in the lobby of the state Capitol, and amassing a database of potential Palin supporters. His base camp is the Days Inn in West Des Moines, where he washes his shirts in the sink.

Deepening the mystery: Mr. Singleton swears he has never met Ms. Palin and has no contact with her team. "I'm just a dedicated activist working on my own," he said.Ms. Palin's aides concur, insisting that she hasn't met with Mr. Singleton and that he is in no way coordinating with her political-action committee.

But not many Republicans here buy the lone-wolf theory.

"I came away from our conversation convinced Mr. Singleton is organizing for her, and has an inside track on her 2012 campaign," said Jeff Jorgensen, GOP chairman of Pottawattamie County in the state's southwestern corner. He met with Mr. Singleton over breakfast last month.

State Sen. Kent Sorenson, an up-and-comer in Iowa tea-party circles, emerged from his talks with the Menlo Park lawyer with a different conclusion.

"To send someone you've never met, an operative from another state, just seems odd," he said. "It suggests Sarah Palin is simply not serious about Iowa." Mr. Sorenson plans to support Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann if she runs.

Ms. Palin's plans for 2012 remain a big topic across a state famed for its first-in-the-nation caucus, a contest—now set for February—that rewards those who really work the state, from county fairs to small-town living rooms.

Ms. Palin, who appeared at a tea-party event in Wisconsin over the weekend, is slipping in most national polls, but GOP activists here believe she would scramble the emerging field if she jumps in. She told Fox News this week that it is still too early to decide whether to jump into the 2012 race.

Other presumed candidates—Tim Pawlenty, Haley Barbour, Newt Gingrich—are now popping into Iowa almost weekly. Many are beginning to hire operatives and lease office space.

But Republicans strain to cite any evidence of a fledgling Palin campaign in Iowa—beyond the ubiquitous Mr. Singleton. Ms. Palin hasn't visited the state since December.

"I can't think of a single person outside of him who says they're ready to drop everything and work for Sarah Palin if she runs," said Maureen Olsen, publisher and editor of the Neola Gazette and state president of the Iowa Federation of Republican Women.

The tall, sleepy-eyed Silicon Valley lawyer and former Oracle salesman seems to have found his calling in Iowa's political byways. Until last year, he had never worked on a political campaign. A Northern California native, he spent a decade as a small-time investor after leaving Oracle in the mid-1990s. He then got a law degree and clerked for a Nevada Supreme Court justice, at age 52.

He first traveled to Iowa in August with a map of the state, and one contact at a tea-party group.

"I drove around to the big counties and went into the election offices to shake hands and meet people," he said, perched at a table in the basement of the state Capitol, where he can often be found hobnobbing lawmakers and scribbling notes on a legal pad.

For the rest of the article, please visit The Wall Street Journal.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's like Clockwork when it comes to Gov. Palin.

 Free Republic
by unseen1

Clockwork is a set programmed job. It requires you to know the gears, the springs and how it all goes together. It is a demanding job, requiring skill and a certain affinity for the job to be able to do it well. It is also a good analogy to the MSM/RNC/DNC attempts to STOP PALIN.
If you notice, after every “homerun"/"good news cycle" of Gov Palin's, the clock workers in the MSM/RNC/DNC bend to their tasks of STOPPING PALIN. It doesn’t matter what type of homerun Palin accomplished. It could be a speech like last Saturday’s or a great interview like Tuesday’s Hannity’s appearance. It doesn’t matter, because the three groups set out on the same step by step game plan to turn the news cycle from Palin’s favor to their favor.

That game plan includes the following ingredients.

1) Hit pieces from "establishment" figures. These "hit pieces" contains at least 2 of the following: A) Unnamed sources giving "opinions” based on slanted/smeared "facts". B) A declarative statement that she cannot win, will throw the election to Obama and/or the moderates will never vote for her. C) A reference to at least one or two things they think has hurt her in the polls. These could include: 1) A mention of the Tucson shooting, 2) A mention of her making money, 3) Her TV show, DWTS, 4) etc.

2) The hit pieces are either followed by or reinforce skewed polls with a slanted internals like the recent ABC/WAPO poll that oversampled Dems by +10pts. 3) Some type of tabloid story to report on that can refocus the narrative from the substance of Palin's remarks to something that the National Enquire can run with. These include: a) Levi Johnson b) Bristol's son c) Trump d) Kathy Griffin e) The newest one, attacking a 3 year old child.

Like sunshine follows the rain you can bet your savings that this game plan will appear whenever Gov. Palin does very well at some event, some interview, elections and/or some speech. After the attack pieces, the phony polls, and the tabloid crap, the MSM/DNC/RNC thinking their job done will declare Palin's political career is over and try to ignore her. Until of course, Palin stands up and speaks and hits another homerun. Then the clock workers must once again bend to their task of righting the innerworkings of their Ivory Tower Clock.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Meet Your Next President

Tea Party Tribune

Yesterday, after a short political sabbatical, I cautiously dipped my toe back into the boiling porridge that now passes for public discourse. Drudge is always first, and it was there that I discovered that Palin had finally made it official: She’s running.

Was there ever a doubt? Talk about anti-climatic.

The big question in my mind was always this: Can she win? Her speech in Wisconsin answered that question for me. Sarah Barracuda’s reemergence finds her in full campaign mode and she is startlingly better than ever before. I know how Chris Matthews feels now.

Could Pawlenty, Gingrich, or Romney have generated the energy and sense of urgency that Palin so effortlessly brought forth? The mind struggles to animate them with such authenticity, and the reason might be obvious: There is always the nagging doubt that they are true believers.

It’s easy for Sarah because she believes everything she says. Her sound conservative agenda is not a political design, it’s an expression of core values, and the passion that issues forth is so genuine that it never occurs to a single person in the audience, on the left or the right, that she is anything other than what she appears to be.

Palin is kryptonite to the Loony-Left and the RINO-right precisely because they all know that she is serious. Does the Left fear Gingrich? Hardly. Any chance that Romney will roll back the welfare state? Puh-lease. Is Tea-Paw (Pawlenty) going to ride into the Beltway and run rough-shod over the Statists? He would struggle to find a Veep with less gravitas. They will all be ignored… until they are nominated.

To gauge the threat measure the heat, and Palin has been scrutinized and declaimed more than any other politician in history. Her travails with the punditry, mainstream media, and the establishment at every level seems to be ridiculously unbalanced… until you calculate two things.

1. Her influence. Romney could release a thousand page theses tomorrow that rivals the Federalist Papers and it would be trumped if Palin tweeted about Michelle’s garden. Is that fair? Nope. But it’s reality. When Sarah speaks, people listen, and everyone knows it.

2. Her spine. Fight like a girl nailed it. The uber-Mama Grizzly is the real deal. Boehner cries because he thinks his navel is the center of the universe. A mother with a child that has Down’s-syndrome knows that politics doesn’t even make the top ten when you list reasons to get emotional. She won’t cry when she’s being sworn in, trust me.

Sarah’s courage is her defining attribute. She has endured a withering assault and is stronger than ever because she has faced it without blinking. The Primary Season may hold surprises, but Palin has already been battle-tested like no other politician in history and I doubt that anyone will be pulling a secret rough-draft Alaskan version of Romney-care out of her closet anytime soon.

America doesn’t need a Republican version of Obama solutionism, it needs a female version of Ronald Reagan conservatism. She will be the default Republican choice for that reason alone. Her flaws are not flaws of character or ideology, and in the end people don’t choose a candidate because they think that Lexington and Concord are in New Hampshire, or that America has 57 States. People choose because they trust.
De Tocqueville knew it was true about America, and I know it’s true about Palin. Sarah is great because Sarah is good. We’ve tried everything else, let’s try honest government again… this time in heels.

Why a Palin Run is Imminent

 I guess some people are still not convinced that Governor Palin is moving inexorably toward a run for the highest office in the land. Saturday's momentous speech, coupled with today's launch of a newly designed web site seems to be even more evidence of her plans. Avid Palin supporter 'Anamnesis' has posted an interesting look at the mounting evidence.  ~ Game On!  ~ teledude

Tweets and Retweets from RAMansour/SarahPAC

by Anamnesis

As many of you know, Palin for the most part--other than the occasional foreign trip or Facebook post countering the Obama agenda-- has gone dark these past few months, up until her speech in Madison this weekend.

Pundits have claimed that she isn't running because she hasn't kissed the rings of GOP insiders from New Hampshire or Iowa, despite reports that her people have been talking to local tea party groups.

I will now make the argument, that Palin's 2012 campaign is soon to begin or is at least is all but confirmed. I will briefly begin with some of the obvious hints, but I will later go into some recent hints that I think most people have missed.

First piece of evidence:

She shored up her foreign policy credentials with her trip to India and Israel. That was one of the primary arguments against a Palin Presidency. (That oddly enough the media doesn't seem to bring up for potential canidates like Tim Pawlenty or Mitch Daniels) Why would she overcome this criticism if she wasn't planning a run?

Second piece of evidence:

Her latest facebook posts for the most part have ended with teasing line about 2012.

Commander in Chief’s Appalling Action with Our Troops:
"2008 seems like such a long time ago, but 2012 is just around the corner. There is a leadership vacuum in the White House right now, but that’s nothing that another good old-fashioned election can’t fix."

FLASHBACK: What We Were Saying One Year Ago About Obama’s Failed Energy Policy: "I have always been in favor of an “all-of-the-above” approach to energy independence, but "all-of-the-above" means conventional resource development too. It means a coherent, practical, and forward-looking energy policy. I wish the President would understand this. The good news is there is nothing wrong with America’s energy policy that another good old-fashion election can’t solve. 2012 is just around the corner."

Do you honestly see Sarah Palin sitting back and hoping that the GOP canidate will take charge on energy issues? Out of all policy domains, this is her personal policy baby. If you watched her speech in India, you would know that would be one of the central planks of her platform.

Third piece of evidence, SarahPAC:

The SarahPAC website has been recently updated (today I think). SarahPAC has also been making a big push for fundraising as it sent letters out in the span of less than two weeks. Check out this "hint" on the envelope from her latest letter:

It should also be noted that this letter was the first time in AGES that she used her title of Governor on the letterhead.

Evidence Four: The Madison Speech

In case you missed it:

Let's look at the end of this speech:

And Madison, you defended the 2010 electoral mandate. You are heroes, you are patriots, and when the history of this Tea Party Movement is written, what you accomplished here will not be forgotten.

Your historic stand brought down the curtain on the last election. And the 2012 election begins here.

We will take the courage and the integrity that you showed all of America. We will take it and we will win back our country!

God has shed His grace on thee, America. We will not squander what we have.

We will fight for America! And it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin!

It starts here! It starts now! What better place than the state that hosts the Super Bowl champs to call out the liberal left and let them know: Mr. President, game on!

This was a direct challenge to the President. This was not the speech someone sitting on the sidelines would give.

What also needs to be noted is that attendance to this speech was pushed by Rebecca Mansour (Palin aide and original founder of C4P). She left messages on C4P to not miss the event.

Evidence Five: Speaking of Rebecca Mansour, she had also gone dark with Palin. Her tweets have lessened in the past few months and have ramped up since the eve of the speech.

What NEEDS TO BE NOTED is what she has been tweeting and retweeting recently:

First she's been retweeting tweets about Palin as President or as a 2012 candidate

From chipster1999 RT by RAMansour @SarahPalinUSA THIS IS WHAT A PRESIDENT LOOKS LIKE #madison

From JimPethokoukis RT by RAMansour Talked to someone other day who knows Palin. Said he didn't know if she'd run. Sounded like a candidate today #madison #palin

From JedediahBila RT by RAMansour For the "@SarahPalinUSA can't win in 2012" folks:Today was a sample of why she can. And there's a lot more where that came from. #mamagrizzly

From rebeccafeldman RT by RAMansour Palin boldly & directly challenges Obama to a duel in 2012. What is the rest of the field doing? And more importantly, who cares? #gameon

From Rusty1026 RT by RAMansour Just finished listening to Sarah Palin's speech. The woman is amazing! Run, Sarah, run!

From jjmnolte RT by RAMansour CORRECTION: Last night on the great @HeyTammyBruce's podcast I suggested Palin wait till Winter to announce. No. ASAP.

From jjmnolte RT by RAMansour GREAT photo of the next President of the United States -- #Palin

From RAMansour *must resist commenting* RT @whitneypitcher I also had a T-Paw fan tell me Palin shouldn't be president because she's too honest. What!?!

Second, she has been pushing Organize4Palin:

From Valerie RT by RAMansour I'm READY! RT@O4Palin: Spring Training begins with Organize4Palin! #gameon Put me in, Coach Palin! Sign up here:

From RAMansour Thanks @O4Palin for all you do! You guys are the best! Folks, this is a great grassroots group to join. Visit

Why would Palin's aide be rewteeting tweets about her Presidential prospects and encourage us to join for O4P? What should not go unnoticed is that RAMansour had not been doing this until VERY recently.

I don't know how soon Palin is going to announce; however, I think the evidence shows that a run is seriously being considered. I suspect she is still getting her ducks in a row; however, she has been giving us a "secret" "Go Light" to get her grassroots organizing underway.


Be sure to check out the new SarahPAC website. (and go ahead and make a contribution while you're there!)

Game On!

If you haven't signed up at Organize4Palin, be sure to do that today!

Fight Like a Girl!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Transcript : Tax Day Tea Party Speech in Madison, Wisconsin

Governor Palin has posted the transcript of her amazing Tea Party speech on her Facebook page. ` teledude

- Sarah Palin (via Facebook)

Hello Madison, Wisconsin! You look good. I feel like I’m at home. This is beautiful. Madison, I am proud to get to be with you today. Madison, these are the frontlines in the battle for the future of our country. This is where the line has been drawn in the sand. And I am proud to stand with you today in solidarity.

I am here today as a patriot, as a taxpayer, as a former union member, and as the wife of a union member. What I have to say today I say it to our good patriotic brothers and sisters who are in unions. I say this, too, proudly standing here as the daughter of a family full of school teachers. My parents, my grandparents, aunt, cousins, brother, sister – so many of these good folks are living on teachers’ pensions, having worked or are still working in education.

A pension is a promise that must be kept. Now, your Governor Scott Walker understands this. He understands that states must be solvent in order to keep their promises. And that’s what he’s trying to do. He’s not trying to hurt union members. Hey, folks, he’s trying to save your jobs and your pensions! But unfortunately some of your union bosses don’t understand this, and they don’t care if union members have to be laid off. No, they want to protect their own power, and if that means forcing a governor to lay off union workers, then so be it; they’ve proven that that is fine with them. But that’s not real solidarity! Real solidarity means coming together for the common good. This Tea Party movement is real solidarity!

Well, I am in Madison today because this is where real courage and real integrity can be found. Courage is your governor and your legislators standing strong in the face of death threats and thug tactics. Courage is you all standing strong with them! You saw the forces aligned against fiscal reform. You saw the obstruction and the destruction. You saw these violent rent-a-mobs trash your capital and vandalize businesses.

Madison, you held your ground. Your governor did the right thing. And you won. Your beautiful state won. And you know what – people still have their jobs because of it! That’s courage. And that’s integrity. And that’s something that’s sorely missing in the Beltway today.

Because let me tell you what isn’t courageous: It’s politicians promising the American voters that, as we drown in $14.5 trillion debt, that they’re going to cut $100 billion out of this year’s budget. But then they cave on that and they reduce it down to $61 billion after they get elected. Then they get in there and they strike a deal and decide, nah, they will reduce that down to $38 billion. And then after some politics-as-usual and accounting gimmicks, we find out it’s not $38 billion in cuts. You know that $38 billion – we don’t have it; we’re borrowing it. We borrow from foreign countries to give to foreign countries, and that’s insanity. We find out it’s not even $38 billion; it’s less than $1 billion in real cuts. Folks, that $352 million in real cuts – that’s no more than the federal government is going to spend in the time it takes us to hold this rally today! That is not courage; that’s capitulation!

Now, there’s a lesson here for the Beltway politicos, something they need to understand; the lesson comes from here in Madison. So, our lesson is to the GOP establishment first. And yeah, I’ll take on the GOP establishment. What more can they say about us, you know?

So, to the GOP establishment: if you stand on the platform, if you stand by your pledges, we will stand with you. We will fight with you, GOP. We have your back. Together we will win because America will win!
We didn’t elect you just to re-arrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic. We didn’t elect you to just stand back and watch Obama re-distribute those deck chairs. What we need is for you to stand up, GOP, and fight. Maybe I should ask some of the Badger women’s hockey team—those champions—maybe I should ask them if we should be suggesting to GOP leaders they need to learn how to fight like a girl!

And speaking of President Obama, I think we ought to pay tribute to him today at this Tax Day Tea Party because really he’s the inspiration for why we’re here today.

That’s right. The Tea Party Movement wouldn’t exist without Barack Obama.

You see, Candidate Obama didn’t have a record while he was in office; but President Obama certainly has a record, and that’s why we’re here. And hey, media, it’s not inciting violence and it’s not hateful rhetoric to call someone out on their record, so that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to do it to be clear. That’s right: we’re here, we’re clear, get used to it!

Candidate Obama promised to be fiscally responsible. He promised to cut the deficit; but President Obama tripled it!

Candidate Obama promised that fiscal responsibility; but President Obama flushed a trillion dollars down the drain on a useless “stimulus” package and then he bragged about the jobs he “created” in congressional districts that don’t even exist! That’s right; on this, White House, you lie. The only thing that trillion-dollar travesty stimulated was a debt-crisis and a Tea Party!

Now, the left’s irresponsible and radical policies awakened a sleeping America so that we understood finally what it was that we were about to lose. We were about to lose the blessings of liberty and prosperity. They caused the working men and women of this country to get up off their sofas, to come down from the deer stand, get out of the duck blind, and hit the streets, come to the town halls, and finally to the ballot box. And Tea Party Americans won an electoral victory of historic proportions last November. We the people, we rose up and we decisively rejected the left’s big government agenda. We don’t want it. We can’t afford it. And we are unwilling to pay for it.

But what was the president’s reaction to this mandate for fiscal sanity?

Less than 90 days after the election, in his State of the Union address, President Obama told us, nah, the era of big government is here to stay, and we’re going to pay for it whether we want to or not. Instead of reducing spending, they’re going to “Win The Future” by “investing” more of your hard-earned money in some cockamamie harebrained ideas like more solar shingles, more really fast trains – some things that venture capitalists will tell you are non-starters. We’re flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us. So now he’s shouting “all aboard” his bullet train to bankruptcy. “Win The Future”? W.T.F. is about right.

And when Wisconsin’s own Paul Ryan presented a plan for fiscal reform, what was Obama’s response? He demonized the voices of responsibility with class warfare and with fearmongering. And I say personally to our president: Hey, parent to parent, Barack Obama, for shame for you to suggest that the heart of the commonsense conservative movement would do anything to harm our esteemed elders, to harm our children with Down syndrome, to harm those most in need. No, see, in our book, you prioritize appropriately and those who need the help will get the help. The only way we do that is to be wise and prudent and to budget according to the right priorities.

Now, our president isn’t leading, he’s punting on this debt crisis. The only future Barack Obama is trying to win is his own re-election! He’s willing to mortgage your children’s future to ensure his own. And that is not the audacity of hope. That’s cynicism!

Piling more debt onto our children and grandchildren is not courage. No, that’s cowardice!

But did you notice when he gave that polarizing speech last week there was a little gem in the speech. Maybe you missed it. But he spoke about the social contract and the “social compact.” Well, Mr. President, the most basic tenet in that social compact is adhering to the consent of the governed. That would be “We the People.” President Obama, you do not have our consent. You didn’t have it in November. And you certainly don’t have it now. You willfully ignored the will of the American people.

You ignored it when you rammed through Obamacare.

You ignored it when you drove up the debt to $14.5 trillion.

You ignored it when you misrepresented your deficit spending.

You ignored it when you proposed massive tax increases on the middle class and our job creators.

You ignored is when you went to bat for government-funded abortions and yet you threw our brave men and women in uniform under the bus, Mr. Commander in Chief.

You ignored it when you got us into a third war for fuzzy and inconsistent reasons, a third war that we cannot afford.

You ignore it when you apologize for America while you bow and kowtow to our enemies, and you snub our allies like Israel.

And you ignore when you manipulate the U.S. oil supply. You cut off oil development here and then you hypocritically praise foreign countries for their drilling.

And when hardworking families are hit with $4 and $5 a gallon gas and your skyrocketing energy and food prices as you set out to fundamentally transform America, you ignore our concerns and you tell us we just better get used to it.

Well, Mr. President, we’re not going to get used to it. Not now. Not ever. You ignored us in 2010. But you cannot ignore us in 2012.

Mr. President, you and your cohorts threw all the hatred and all the violence you could at these good folks in Madison, Wisconsin. But you lost here.

And Madison, you defended the 2010 electoral mandate. You are heroes, you are patriots, and when the history of this Tea Party Movement is written, what you accomplished here will not be forgotten.
Your historic stand brought down the curtain on the last election. And the 2012 election begins here.
We will take the courage and the integrity that you showed all of America. We will take it and we will win back our country!

God has shed His grace on thee, America. We will not squander what we have.

We will fight for America! And it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin!

It starts here! It starts now! What better place than the state that hosts the Super Bowl champs, to call out the liberal left and let them know: Mr. President, game on!

God bless you, Wisconsin, and God bless America!

A Sign of Increasing Popularity?

Something is up! After hearing Governor Palin give her blistering speech in Madison yesterday, we find that her second book: "America by Heart : Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag" has jumped back onto the Washington Post’s best seller list, coming in at number seven last week for all Political Best Sellers!

This flies in the face of those pundits and commentators (many who have ulterior motives) who have counted her out and say she is no longer relevant. (they wish!)

Here is what the Post had to say: 

A new book this week, though not new to the this particular bestseller list, is Sarah Palin’s 2010 “America By Heart” — the fact that it’s selling well again (at least this past week) seems to defy the notion, popping up in scores of articles lately, that her influence is waning and she’s less of a force than she once was.

You remember Governor Palin's first book, "Going Rogue" which came out in October of 2009, spent many weeks at number one on the new York Times Bestseller List and was the number one selling non-fiction book of 2009.

"America By Heart" is a follow up to "Going Rogue" and it too is a serious policy book, outlining the Governor's philosophy and beliefs. Although not as heavily promoted as her first book, it has sold over a million copies and is still selling strong months after it's release in 2010.

Anyone wishing to get to know and understand Governor Palin needs to read these two books, as they clear up much of the misinformation and distortions that are floating around out there. They are very inspirational and give a great insight into how Governor Palin governed Alaska and how she would govern as President of the United States.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Palin in Madison: Veni, Vidi, Vici

James Pethokoukis

Politics and policy from inside Washington


Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns. It was a chilly, wet and blustery afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin — one more appropriate for a late-season Packers game than a springtime political rally. The stirring NFL Films theme,  “The Classic Battle,” would’ve been a more apt musical choice than Van Halen’s “Right Now” to accompany Palin as she entered the stage outside the state capital building to address thousands of Tea Party members, along with a good number of extremely hostile, expletive-hurling government union rowdies.

In the last few months, political professionals and insiders have been writing off the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate, convinced she won’t run for the GOP nomination in 2012 or ever. Then again, even those GOPers who are running can hardly compete with the MSM’s weird, all-consuming fascination with The Donald.
But all it took was one powerful, pugnacious and presidential speech — just 15 minutes long — for Palin to again make herself completely relevant to the current political and policy battles raging across America.

She waded forcefully into the state’s white-hot battle over government union power, giving her full-throated support to Gov. Scott Walker: “These are the front lines in the battle of the future for our country. A pension is a promise that must be kept. Scott Walker understands this. He understands that states must be solvent to keep their promises. He’s not trying to hurt union members. Hey folks, he’s trying to save your jobs.”
Then, perfectly capturing the real-time mood of the conservative grassroots, Palin scorched the ever-shrinking budget deal negotiated by congressional Republicans. “We didn’t elect you just to rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic. What we need from you, GOP, is to fight.” She then urged Washington Republicans to take a page from the national champion University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team and “learn how to fight like a girl.”

Finally, it was President Barack Obama’s turn. She defended, to great cheering, Wisconsin’s own Paul Ryan from the president’s blindside attack on his bold budget plan. Palin contrasted it with Obama’s 2009 stimulus plan, describing it as a “trillion-dollar travesty.” She mocked his latest economic proposals as naive bets on “really fast trains and solar shingles.” The clincher: “Our president isn’t leading; he’s punting on this debt crisis. Win the future? The only future he wants to win is his re-election.”

That line about fighting like a girl, as well as her “Game on!” declaration will surely reignite speculation about presidential plans. And understandably so. Frontrunner Mitt Romney continues to fashion and refashion a saleable explanation for his Obamacare-esque Massachusetts health plan. And while Tim Pawlenty scored a coup with the hiring of hotshot campaign manager Nick Ayers, his embryonic candidacy is still a work in progress. There’s enough voter unease that another Mitch Daniels boomlet seems to be in progress.
Will she run? Even many of those close to Team Palin have no idea. Palin herself may not have made a decision and may not feel she needs to until the autumn. But as it stands, she arguably represents the purest expression out there of Tea Party passion and free-market populist rejection of Washington’s bipartisan crony capitalism. If she ran, her high-wattage appearance in Madison shows just how dangerous her candidacy would be to a field of solid but stolid opponents.
Here’s how John Nolte of Big Government put it:
If Sarah Palin’s not running for president, what a terrible waste that would be of the single best stump speech I’ve heard since, well, Palin’s ’08 convention speech, which just happened to be the single most electrifying political moment of my adult life. … On this day, Tea Party tax-day, Sarah Palin walked into the heart of this nation’s battle, stared down a gallery of Leftist union goons with poise and grace, and articulated our message as well as anyone ever could. Let’s hope this is just the beginning.
So MSM, keep obsessing over the shiny new Trump toy if you must. But better keep an eye on a certain sharpshooting, grizzly mama. She’s back.

Governor Palin to Obama: Game On!

I am still in a state of euphoric amazement, having just watched Sarah Palin give one of the greatest speeches she's ever given at the Tea Party Rally in Madison Wisconsin. This woman is so inspirational, and she is fearless!

While she aimed her fire mostly at Barrack Obama, the spineless Republicans in Washington didn't get off without mention. Specifically she urged them to stay strong and 'fight like a girl,'  pointing out the champion University of Wisconsin women's hockey team.

There were many memorable phrases, from Barrack Obama's "Bullet Train to Bankruptcy." to  "We're here, we're clear, get used to it!"

She was on her game like I've never seen her. Just an amazing performance and example of what real leadership looks like. When she said at the end, "the race for 2012 begins right here, right now." and then declared, "game on." I came out of my chair. And to think some people still think she isn't running!

Enjoy! This one is historic. ~ teledude

Part 1

Part 2

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Governor Palin to Address Tea Party Rally in Madison Wisconsin Saturday

It has just been announced that Governor Sarah Palin will speak at the Tea Party Rally scheduled to be held at 12:00 Noon this Saturday in Madison Wisconsin. Here is the press release:

Palin scheduled to appear at Madison rally on Saturday

April 14, 2011 12:27 p.m. | Sarah Palin will be a headliner at a Tea Party rally Saturday in Madison, according to one of the groups involved in the rally.
The former Republican vice presidential candidate is scheduled to be one of several attendees at the rally at the State Capitol, according to Americans for Prosperity’s Wisconsin Chapter.
Nancy Mistele, a Madison politician and participant in the rally, also said Thrusday that Palin would appear at the rally while on Vicki McKenna's radio show that broadcasts in Milwaukee on WISN-AM (1130). WTMJ-AM (620) radio host James T. Harris is scheduled to emcee the rally

This is a significant event for Governor Palin for a couple reasons. She was the only potential presidential hopeful to endorse Supreme Court Judge David Prosser in their very contentious election,in which Prosser
was named the winner in last weeks recount. This had become a proxy vote for Governor Walker and the unions had mobilized a huge campaign to take the Supreme Court seat to overturn his budget repair bill which they have been protesting for over a month. 

Madison has become virtually ground zero in the battle between the left and right. Wisconsin is also significant as it is the home of representative Paul Ryan who is the chairman of the House Budget Committee and has put forward the first fiscally responsible plan to balance the nation's out of control budget.

Governor Palin was the first to endorse Ryan's 'roadmap.' and he has been in a pitched battle this week with the Obama administration over the budget. I am sure Governor Palin will have some pointed remarks about Obama's failed leadership in regards to his profligate deficit spending.

Of course Sarah and the Tea Party share the common sense conservative values that have made our country great and she has worked tirelessly to help move our country back to those founding principles. This speech could be one of major national importance. This is just another example of Governor Palin exhibiting the type of leadership that we so desperately need in Washington D.C. ~ teledude