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What’s going on this morning?

Rick Santorum is out. Here was his final speech as a presidential candidate. Newt Gingrich has a decent chance of winning MT, SC, NE, NC, AR, KY, WV, and TX of the remaining states.

Someone didn’t tell Hogan Gidley

Allahpundit on 10/5/2011: "[Governor Palin] did the smart thing by staying out….She’s 47 years old, fully 25 years younger than McCain was when he was nominated three years ago. No rush."
Allahpundit on 4/10/2012: "I always thought [Governor Palin would] run this time just because it was the best chance she’s likely to have."

How about Nia Vardalos as Governor Palin?

Huckabee is already taking staged calls for his radio show.


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  • palin45potus

    Good Evening / Morning all!

    Well, in the short term, April 10th seems like "The other shoe dropping" after October 5th. Personally, I’m torn between my fear of 4 more years of Obama, and having to pull the lever for a man who despises me and everyone like me, and is openly contemptuous of us. With the confidence that we are stuck with him, so we better get used to him and his annoying ways, because there ain’t no cavalry coming to save the day. GRRRR!

    But I want to remember to pray for the Santorum Family. It is awful to have to deal with the uncertainty of Bella’s medical troubles, let’s not forget to pray for her.

    As for Sarah Palin, here is my response from late last night after I read an excellent post by MarkNY:

    The comparison I just read of Sarah Palin to Lech Walesa may be the most accurate comparison that I can recall. (MarkRNY)

    They both embodied a powerful movement of the people, and thus terrified an entire unified bureaucracy.  The Berlin Wall came down due to the efforts of quite a few, but one of the most pivotal characters was Lech Walesa.

    The progressive movement in America has been rolling along for a century now, opportunistically growing like kudzu wherever it could establish it’s roots.  Imagine that back after WW2, when Ronald Reagan was speaking at a Church in Los Angeles and mentioned the threat of communism in America, it was a very carefully guarded secret.

    Now, just 2 decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, as we celebrated the overthrow of the odious regimes of the Eastern Bloc, it’s relatives in the west had gained substantial footholds in important positions, and were feeling more and more bold about imposing their vision on an unsuspecting nation.  See the Obama tapes at Harvard, this was an open call to arms, and yet the press we had in 2008 was openly supportive of this man and his radical background, and openly hostile to Sarah Palin, who is indeed the embodiment of the modern American Everywoman.  

    I support this woman no matter what path she chooses.  She has been called by The Lord for something big.  We need to trust her.  It will be so interesting to watch where this all leads.  I know it looks dark for conservatives at this moment.  I’m surely not pleased even thinking about the choice we are faced with.

    But there is a bigger picture that we aren’t able to fully comprehend, and for this Sarah Palin has been given this stage in our country.

    Keep the Faith, my friends.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Wonderful, 45!!!

      I especially like this: " I support this woman no matter what path she chooses. She has been called by The Lord for something big. We need to trust her."

      God bless!! 

    • exodus2011

      Thanks for that reposting of the comparison to Lech Walesa! ^5!

      I don’t know whether I am a bit "odd" (please don’t answer that rhetorical Q ! *__*) but I actually don’t feel that it is dark at all 45

      I know what Gov Palin told Hannity last year, *with* a ‘mark my words’ Rider … that this GOP Primary process would be "unconventional"

      so, my next Q is this:

      If the BORG Runner gets the 1144 in regulation time and thus becomes the Nominee and there is no contested convention, would this outcome be conventional or unconventional?

      I rest my case.

      Mr Etch-A-Sketch will not get the 1144 in regulation time. I know this because the person who deliberately and publically said those words does not speak recklessly, has no history of speaking recklessly … but rather has a record of following through on what she says.

      I await PROCEEDINGS ……  with keen anticipation *__*

      Deo Volente —————-> Madame45

      • jerseymark

        You know exodus, when I heard that Santorum was "suspending" his campaign, my immediate thought was that the decks have now been cleared for Sarah to enter the race using Gingrich as the "place holder" in the upcoming primaries. Frankly, I was surprised by my reaction as I then told myself that her move is very unlikely. However, with Santorum out, Sarah would have an excellent chance to take on Romney one on one and win many of the remaining states and prevent him from gaining the delegates he needs as the conservative vote centers on pulling the lever for Newt in support of Sarah. This would be maximally unconventional and throw the whole political world into a tizzy. It would be soooo GREAT!. I am with you on this exodus as we all stand with Sarah.

        • Rightmindedmom

          OMG!  I’ve been praying that this will be the case for a couple of months now.  Actually, I thought I was the only one that thought maybe Newt would be a place holder for Sarah, and any votes for Newt in the upcoming primaries would be a vote for Sarah.  I pray to God that this will be so.

          The reason for this is what all Palinistas know — that Romney is too weak to defeat Obama.  Only Sarah, with her army of support waiting in the wings, with Newt as placeholder — can defeat Obama and the Marxists.

          I pray that God has moved Newt’s heart to make this most unconventional gesture, and announce this move in the weeks and months to come.

          Mom in Wisconsin (Go Scott Walker!)

        • juju341

          Is Palin’s name on the ballots in the states that haven’t voted yet?   If not how do people vote for her?   If Palin jumped in with no organization/money  do you think Romney will spend more millions doing to her what he did with negative ads to Newt and Santorum?

          • jerseymark

            First, her name is not on the ballots which is why the place-holder status of Newt comes into play. Second, Romney would ignore Sarah until it is too late. He cannot attack her without killing his own chances at the Presidency. He has nothing to attack her with any way. Everyone, and I mean everyone, will be holding their collective breaths to wait and see what the voters would do when faced with the opportunity.

            • irishcoins

              Just how does "place-holder" status work?  If signatures are required for a candidate, how can those signatures be transferred and used for another candidate?  And Delegates are not obligated to vote for anyone other than the person that won them on the first round, or can they?

              • Leroy Whitby

                Delegates can vote as they see fit. If Newt won, with the understanding Palin would be put in nomination, who could stop the delegates?

          • Leroy Whitby

            Romney already spent 100 million attacking his Republican opponents according to Richard Viguerie. I think a smackdown of epic proportions would lay in wait for the GOP establishment, or the conservative base, if Gingrich and Palin teamed up with Palin openly challenging Romney for the nomination. One or the other would win, and the GOPE would have the advantage organizationally and in the delegate count. But I’d be for the fight, win or lose. Screw ‘em.

        • exodus2011

          I had thought the same j m, and think that option is on the table ….. especially if it becomes clear that Newt can’t keep the BORG Runner under the 1144 threshold.


    • MarkRNY

      Thanks P45. You and I are on EXACTLY the same page.

      Great post.

    • Leroy Whitby

      Great post.  Kudzu! Lech Walesa. Keep the faith. Great points.

      I will also say that I am not resigned to Romney at this point. The delegates at the convention are free agents and . . . if they were me . . . they would save us and this country. There are a few other long shot possibilities. I’m sure as hell not going to "coalesce" or talk up Romney at this point. 

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,

    Happy Wednesday to you all!!

    I would like to share something new with you this morning, and also something old: NOVA ET VETERA–Things New and Things Old!

    The New: I was doing some late-night shopping in a Berkeley store this past evening, and one of the employees, who was stocking the shelves of the market, saw my Sarah button, pointed at it, and gave a "thumbs up." He said, "That lady is strong." I told him we were still hoping that she would be our next President. "Anything can happen at the Convention," I said. He nodded in agreement.

    In BERKELEY!!!!

    The Old: Here is a post from last October, just before the fateful Fifth of October. It is on p. 74 of her wonderful book, Going Rogue.

    I know things seem grim right now, at least on the surface of things, with the Santorum news.

    However, nothing happens without the permission of the Lord of Battles.

    God bless you all always!!

    DEO VOLENTE SARAH 2012!!!!


    Old post on p. 74 of GR:


    On p. 74 of Going Rogue Sarah discusses an incident that occurred during her tenure as Mayor of Wasilla. She writes, "One day, an elderly resident insisted on a private meeting in my office. It was all very hush-hush. On the appointed day, she sat down across the desk from me. I had used a pretty marble table from my own kitchen. I’d known it was just a matter of time before the kids thrashed that table with Sharpie markers and Matchbox cars, so I rescued it by moving it to my office. People thought I had this big, fancy desk when it was really just a kitchen table.

    "I smiled at the lady who had come to me. ‘Okay, what’s this about?’

    "Her brow furrowed with deep lines of concern, she said, ‘Well, I want you to know that I’m here for you if you need help. Know that I’m praying for you and am so sorry.’

    "I was a little confused. ‘Sorry for what?’

    "She hesitated, then plunged ahead. ‘Your children. We understand that your daughter was caught smoking pot.’

    "I opened my eyes wide and creased my face into a worried look to equal her own. ‘She got caught?’ I asked incredulously. ‘Dang! Which daughter? My toddler or my kindergartner?’ "

    [It turned out it was the wrong mayor!!]

    Well, what do we see and witness here in this charming little vignette?

    We behold Sarah’s gracious dexterity in turning aside "missiles," both those that come from Sharpie pens and those that come from sharp tongues.

    Think of the different manner and mode in which she could have responded both to the dire :-) danger to her marble kitchen table and to the verbal slings and arrows of the perhaps well-meaning but sadly misguided lady.

    She could have allowed her table to be torn up and marred forever with pen marks and with Matchbox-car grooves and slashes and cuts. She could have bawled out her kids, and told them to leave the table alone (that sure would have worked!!) But no. She judiciously transferred both the forum and the function of her marble table. It became the Mayor’s Desk!!

    In the same way, she could have waxed indignant at the perhaps kind-hearted but certainly officious and misguided lady who came to her about pot and her kids. Instead, Sarah tossed a salutary pinch of salt and humor on the whole situation, and thus diffused it.

    What she demonstrated in small affairs in the past, she now manifests in great matters!!

    When her enemies sought to disfigure and mar forever the table and tapestry of her splendid and ground-breaking gubernatorial administration in the wake of the ’08 national campaign, she transferred the "table" to a new location, to a new field of battle. With her heroic and much-misunderstood resignation, the Governor’s Table was transformed into the Round Table of the Knights of the Tea Party. This brilliant chess play on Sarah’s part will someday be analyzed by historians as one of the most scintillating, daring, courageous, and imaginative political moves and manoeuvers of the early part of the twenty-first century!!

    In the same way, Sarah has responded with aplomb, with courtesy, with humor to all of the foul force of the vicious and vacuous verbal assaults that have been flung and hurled at her since Sarah Palin Day, 29 August, 2008!!

    This great lady neither runs and hides from the thunderbolts of the Left, not does she answer ugliness with ugliness.

    She possesses a perfect and subtle and serene FLEXIBILITY in tactical and temporary matters that require nimbleness of character and of mind and of tongue; she flashes and flourishes a tactful and infallible sense of humor and sense of timing. However, she is INFLEXIBLE in core and crucial matters of strategy, of principle, of profundity!!!

    I think we love her so much because she is so genuinely human.

    She FLASHES that twinkle of the eye and that inimitable smile.

    She FLASHES the battle sword that she has held drawn and unsheathed since her April 18 Madison, Wisconsin challenge to obama: "GAME ON"!!! (Isn’t it great, guys, that the DVD of "The Undefeated" includes this great oration as a special feature?!?)

    She FLASHES the light and the life of a beautiful and fearless soul that reflects the beauty and bravery of America herself, "the land of the free and the home of the brave"!!

    She moves tables; she moves hearts; she moves her pieces with a Bobby Fischer-like dexterity and deftness and decisiveness…

    …and we stand with her, our hearts stand with her own…..BRAVEHEART!!!

    • palin45potus

      In Berkeley!

      Well, you are planting seeds in the unlikeliest of places, but I have a feeling that there will be an event that changes hearts and minds of millions coming at some point, and at that time, Sarah Palin will be seen as the obvious leader to restore the Nation.  This is merely a time of preparation for that time.

      I have no idea what the event will be. Lech Walesa did not know about it in 1978 or so. When JP2 came along, and Thatcher and Reagan rose to power, all the tumblers fell into place.

      It came to me when I saw the post by MarkRNY, and I thought about Sarah’s Oct 5th message to us.

      Right now is not yet her time. 

      I myself will continue to educate anyone who will listen about her record of accomplishments.  At some point soon, the entire political world will shift dramatically, and she will emerge as the beacon of hope to many of your Berkeley neighbors, and so many who at this moment could never imagine themselves voting for her.

      Keep up the great writing, Brianus!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, my friend!

        I am thinking right now of that Psalm about sowing seeds in tears, and reaping fruits in exultation, or something like that!!

        We are in the sowing/tears days right now …


        • exodus2011

          I know the verse you mean, used to sing it when I was younger

          "Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy."

          But, please don’t have tears for now … there is no need …. we just need to remember her past words relating to this process, and the fact that this Leader’s words can be counted on … *__*

          • BrianusBerkleianus

            Thanks, ex!!

            • exodus2011

              yw BB



          • TexS2012

            exodus, I love you…. your always up-beat, never say die, undefeated joyful spirit inspires me! I do not doubt for a minute and haven’t since Sarah’s speech at the convention where all the world got to see and hear her, that she will be our next president. She is running and has been for sometime, exactly when it coalesced in her mind we can’t say but most likely McCain’s whole ragged, ridiculously self-defeated campaign simmered in her brain first and as the people tried to destroy her, her spirit of right and wrong and political truths of a dedicated servant of the people framed her way forward.
            Few, if any politicans could accomplish what Sarah Palin has done since then to move the message, to be a driving force against evil, to grow stronger and command respect even from her enemies, even though not spoken and it must be for a reason. There is no going back for Sarah Palin when she leaves the harbor. Her statements say so. Game on mr. president was no weak boast as are her words since. Unconventional, Undefeated, Sarah Palin, 2012 !!!

            • exodus2011

              High Five!


              • TexS2012

                Big High Five’s back at you exodus!

                • exodus2011


        • Robynneelo

          Its Psalm 126:5. and you are right, we sure are sowing a lot of tears, sweat and all…….But I think, It is the beginning of the end……….GOD bless.

          • BrianusBerkleianus

            God bless you too, Roby!!

    • blueniner

      In the Peoples Republic of Berkeley?..LOL. You know Brian I posted this observation last week, it is another Palinism. This was classic Sarah, last week when she was interviewed by Matt Lauer, he said something to the effect when you were picked you had no National experience, wow, the camera went to Sarah as Lauer is asking this and the look on Sarahs face you knew she was gonna come back at him she had that smile that said "OK Matt I got your little shot and she waited till he was through, and then unloaded, you know Matt I will put my record up against any other VPs. It was that look on her face that was so classic. Go back and watch the interview and check out that moment.It was a classic.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, niner!!!

        She has the most expressive face and eyes; the eyes of a Warrior!!

    • cudaforever

      Good morning Brianus, I love that you wear your Sarah Pin !! Thanks for the words of inspiration this morning !! God Bless and have a great day, Billy

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        You too, Billy; God bless!!

    • HuntingMoose

      "In Berkeley"

      I am absolutely not surprised

      There are quite a few on the far liberal left that are not at all in the tank for Obama or for anyone else for that matter.

      The media is always spinning that they would not like her but if you really think about it, there are many on the left with simular goals and are horrified by the cronyism and corruption they see.

      There is however a big difference in how we want to achieve goals of compassion. We believe in the goodness in people and they too often believe in people being evil and only a government by force can do things.

      And many, –especially me–, frequent ridicule them as braindead doped up morons. Something that is true for many but not true for many others of them as well.

      many are just misguided or not paying attention. All what is needed is to show them the light.

      take obamacare. if you don’t pay attention, it sounds great. Or take redistribution. sounds great but if you really think about it, e.g. you get older, you realize it just won’t work and will only make the pie smaller instead of making the pie bigger.

      but back to your experience in lefty-loon berkeley:

      there are a lot of Breitbarts out there, all wondering why the utopia of Obama is not what it was supposed to be but one day they will all wake up. Let’s help them.

    • Monster of Peladon

      Not sure how you feel in Berkeley but the vibe here in Burlington, Vermont is generally the same.

      I’ve often said that being a conservative in Burlington is like being a Jewish person in Nazi Germany.  Culturally speaking practically the same environment exists.

      If you look at figures for our last Governor’s race even though a democrat won it was by the skin of his teeth.  Even the lib epicenter of Burlington was only able to bring him over the top by only (relatively) a few votes.

      Conservatives in these places can’t make a lot of noise but even in places like this the people are beginning to see the dead end that socialism brings society to. 

      That and your story about Berkeley gives me hope.

  • Quang Do

    Rick Santorum CHEATED. Win or Lose, he should have waited after his home state Pennsylvania’s primary. Romney won Michigan and Gingrich won Georgia. Santorum should have waited.

    • wisetrog

      He and Gingrich didn’t have snowball’s chance but they were played their part if not decisive part in blocking her. He also sent surrogates to attack her. He was never in it to win it he was there to be Romney’s veep. By some stroke of luck, he was the last ABR and that kept him on the frontlines for a while. But now that it’s clear that Romney won’t make him veep and he has no path to presidency he’s chickened out.

      Probably, when gov.Palin chose Newt she chose wisely. If only the idiots here and the conservatives everywhere else heeded her call and voted for Gingrich, this would ahve gone to brokered convention where Newt wouldn’t have the problem to turn over the election to Palin. But noooo, they knew better than her.

      I hope they will fall behind Newt and keep this thing to make sure Romney won’t win regulation time.

      • Jules

         Well said wisetrog

      • juju341

        You are so right.  It is Newt that might be the one to keep Romney out…..not Sarah…she isn’t on the ballots but Newt has a chance with lots and lots of help to do this or at least make a statement.

        • jerseymark

          Newt is nothing new and folks won’t take his threat to Romney seriously. It will only work if Sarah appears with him and tells the folks that Newt endorses her and a vote for him is a vote for her at the convention. This is a new event that will shake things up, get everyone’s attention and stop Romney.

      • Leroy Whitby

        I think you are right. Comments here are often better than those of the well known pundits, who have to play it safe for the sake of their reputations.

    • TexS2012

      Rick did this for himself, for political power down the road or the present with delegates. We will see what he does and that will reveal his character.

      • NoMoreMeh

        "We will see what he does and that will reveal his character."


      • Monster of Peladon

        I’ll buy that for a dollar!

        I’m guessing Santorum is already sniffing around for the Veep spot.  Look for his endorsement of Romney soon.

  • wisetrog

    Allah Pundit is a stooge for establishment republicans, my guess is he may be a paid Paul Ryan/jeb Bush shill. Everything he says is from that perspective.

    On OCt5. he said Palin can run later because he did not want to change her mind and jump in the primary.

    Now that Romney is sealed the nomination, he says she should have run this time because he doesn’t want her to spoil the centrist’s chances in 2016 or beyond. She’s still a threat because whenever she runs she will win.

    • juju341

      Very interesting….Rush said yesterday on his program that Romney came by to see him at his studio and in their talk, Romeny said if he was the nominee and won he probably would be a one term Pres.  Rush said something like…"he thought that was a very strange thing for him to say"

  • stlouisix

    “I want to be very clear, I will not sign on to any health plan that adds to our deficits over the next decade. And by helping improve quality and efficiency, the reforms we make will help bring our deficits under control in the long term.” – Obama

    Which underscores the fact that the only bigger liar than Obama is the "father-of-lies" for whom Obama works!

    Read more:

  • songofdeborah

    Good Morning All  

    I posted this on the other open thread before I realized this one was up, so I am reposting here.
    Kim Clement gave this prophecy a year ago March about a woman being raised up as an Ester. Here is part of the prophecy he gave that night which I believe is about Gov Palin. There was also more given tonight about her specifically during his online meeting. I will add both links at the end of this message. Be encouraged!

    "I see a president that shall come, and this is not to speak bad about this one.  There is a president who will come. And God says, “he will have absolutely no fear, absolutely no fear.  He will be decisive, he will make decisions.  And then in the middle of the restoration of America – rapidly because of a source of energy that shall come quickly,  and because of medical breakthroughs, and because of agreements between nations, specifically China,” God said, “they shall say, ‘we never dreamed this would happen. They said that this in Japan would never happen.’ 

    God says, “Listen to Me.  As the beginning of the restoration, as it begins, there shall be a woman that shall rise up – a woman that shall be strong in faith; virtuous.  Beautiful in eyes, and her eyes shall be so beautiful.  Her eyes shall be round and big.  I have crowned her,” says the Lord, “as I crowned Esther.  And the people shall receive her.  She shall have the oil of gladness for the pain and the mourning that has taken place, and she shall pour out the oil.  (Is there some oil here, please?) She shall pour out the oil on this nation,” and God says, “healing shall begin and then it shall flow rapidly.  Schools will be free from potential damage and danger, shootings and murder, drug addiction.  Cartels shall be afraid of a woman – a woman anointed by God; a woman set aside.”

    And God says, “they will say ‘we hated her, but now we love her.’ For she shall take the oil of healing and she shall pour it upon the scars of those left and those right and of the new party that has come forth and emerged where they shall say, ‘Christ will reign and we shall not implement socialism at all.’  Where they have said, ‘we will make history without God.’ No, you will not.  No, you will not,” says the Lord.  “For I chose this nation before it was founded, before anybody came here, I chose this entire nation – all fifty states, every one of them, to send My gospel to the entire earth.  Do you think I have changed My mind? 

    Therefore, the healing that is necessary for this nation shall come at a time, in the middle of the presidency.  There shall be a woman that shall come and God said there shall be oil that shall be poured upon the nation and they shall suddenly feel the healing and they shall say, ‘it is well with my soul, it is well with our soul.’ For the soul of America has been corrupted; the soul of this nation has been corrupted with bitterness and anger.”  And God said, “She shall say. ‘no more bitterness, no more anger, no more division,’ and she’ll pour the oil that shall come from the Spirit of the Lord Himself.”  If you as a nation believe, if you as a nation want this, lift your voice and shout one more time and say yes!  Yes to Esther!  Yes to Esther!  Yes to Esther!"

    3/25/2011 –
    4/9/2012 –

    IMHO – there have been many different things that Kim has said that leads me to believe that we might be looking at a Newt/Palin 2012 ticket. First, several months ago he was talking about meeting the next president and he said "I have met and talked to him"; secondly, he said several weeks ago that the next 3 presidents would be Christians (that eliminates Obama & Romney); third thing, in the above word he said a president will come and he will not fear and will be decisive (sounds like Newt); and finally, in the above word he states that as the restoration begins a woman will rise up (coupled with a new energy source) she will pour oil out over the nation.

    Kim has also stated that America will have a woman president and ‘the healing that is necessary for this nation shall come at a time, in the middle of the presidency’. IMHO a 2012 VP scenario that would require her to step into the Presidency midway throught the term would set her up and prepare her for 2016.

    • ernst1776


    • jerseymark

      Very interesting and it seems to connect with the statement I posted some time ago "The Lord told Sarah ‘wait on Me and I will bring the Presidency to you". Gives me chills. 

    • GeraldGoff

      Prophecy?  Political fight of our lives in 2012…what straws do we reach for next…Ouija boards? astralogy?  coin flips?

      go sign the petition and fight for a brokered convention.

      • songofdeborah

        GeraldGoff – God does speak to those who have an ear to hear.

    • Sharon May

      songofdeborah Kim did not really say Sarah was going to be 2012 president he said future but lets hope and pray she will be 2012 president it will only be the work of the Lord

      • songofdeborah

        You are right and I never said he said that, I was just trying to connect the dots – outloud. :)

  • Jean_A

    Good morning, C4P!

    I stand with Sarah Palin.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Good morning, Jean!

      I stand with Sarah Palin.

  • stlouisix

    I don’t believe that "Plastic" Romney is capable of "doing what he has to do" because he couldn’t care less in arrogantly believing that the conservative base can be trashed just as Obama believes that only appealing to the radical dumbed-down lunatics who put him in power will suffice for a repeat performance, with those millions suffering incredible misery at his hands not being worth a second thought, which, ladies and gentlemen, if it happens, with pathetic Romney’s candidacy making it easier, is going to put the final nail in the coffin of a free America! 

    Santorum Makes Gracious Exit, Romney Must Still Convince Conservatives

    • Bill589

      IF it comes down to Mitt vs Barrack, it will be two liars trying to out lie each other.

      Two experts head to head.  How sad.

      It should be Obama vs the anti- Obama,  his opposite as truth, his arch-nemesis since her introduction, so often a thorn in his side, his biggest fear since that night she first got him wee-weed up.

      That fight would top Ali – Frazier. 

      I still trust Sarah’s judgement over mine – but that would be a world class battle.

  • blueniner

    Who is this Allah Pundit moron? evertime I see his name attached to anything, he or she is always wrong with stupid takes.

    • Kalena

      He is one of the main bloggers over at  Actually he is pretty snarky.  He likes to drive traffic by causing the Palin supporters to have to defend her over there. 

      • Betsey_Ross

        That pretty much describes AP.  Good on you. 

      • Monster of Peladon

        Sounds like a typical establishment stooge. 

        Further proof (if any is needed) that elitists on the right are every bit as self-serving and transparent  as those on the left.  Their opposition to Governor Palin reveals their contempt for the very people they claim to champion.

        Example after example of the fact that education doesn’t equal wisdom can occur but the money and power behind these frauds keeps their egos nice and inflated,

        It’s for we the people to use our power even over the braying of these condescending jackasses.

        Let’s do it.

  • DannydeGracia2

    North Korea is expected to launch its Milky Way-3 missile toward the Philippines soon. Like the days of the Cold War, the missile is basically a converted Taep’o-dong-2 ICBM. What this should reveal to our policymakers is simple: both ICBM and nuclear technology are not only well within the acquisition of almost any country, but how much more so should we continue to remain current in our defense/deterrent against countries such as China and Russia which are building advanced missiles and keeping current their nuclear forces. I believe that Obama has whittled down and squandered our forces and that it leaves us woefully exposed. This must be addressed in this election.

    I wrote an article about this a few months ago, please read and I encourage you to share … 

    • Kalena

      I think we need to start up the CIA hit squads again.  I would send them to NK, Iran, Syria to name a few places.

      • John Jones

        We never stopped them but unfortunately Obamau has them looking at us now. 

      • Bill589

        I think that is supposed to be illegal and stuff.

        Then again, it is our government. . . .

        • Kalena

          Illegal hasn’t stopped Obama, so this is a mere technicality.

      • RWRFAN

        Were’s Mitch Rapp when you need him?

      • Monster of Peladon

        Let’s not forget countering the constant hacking attacks.  Sleezoids though they are our hackers are still the most talented in the world.  If we employ them properly we can help keep the tech used by these throwbacks a match for their old cold war days attitude.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Danny.

      God have mercy on America!!

      DEO VOLENTE SARAH 2012!!!  (if I say it one thousand times … well, I will say it yet again, for the thousand-and-first time … and more!!!)

  • gary4sarah

    Obama/Romney  vs  Palin/West

    Game on!

    • Kalena

      Thank you for making me smile.  It helps as I mourn our options right now.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      NICE juxtaposition, Gary!!!

      Thanks much!

  • exodus2011

    I would like to see #EmptyCoreMitt publically bang his head a few times against a brick wall (not too hard Mitt *__*) in an effort to get Conservatives to rally to his


    Candidacy …….

    and then, we will still say ———————————> BULLSCHMIDT!!! …….. Mr Etch-A-Sketch


    • Kalena

      We need to open a bottle and have a drink to commiserate with each other tonite.  Sigh.

      • exodus2011

        nah … April isn’t yet over, no Runner has 1144 or is even near the 1144

        we still have the predictive statement of the Process being unconventional WITH the "mark my words" rider

        would Romney getting the 1144 in regulation be ‘unconventional’?


        I say ‘no’ to comiseration


      • blueniner


    • BrianusBerkleianus

      BULL SCHMIDT x 1,000!!!!

      Thanks, ex!!

      • exodus2011

        High Five!


  • Kalena

    I had Uverse installed today, and so I lost my tv service and internet service at 1 pm, and they left at 4 pm and in between all hell breaks loose with the primary, and I didn’t have the usual foxnews on in the background as I was working, and I was too busy with the installers to have Rush on my iphone app.  So I went to Rush’s 24/7 site and here is what Rush said about Romney on his show today (he was talking to a caller who was worried about Romney dismissing the conservative base): 

    "The only thing I can tell you, Ken, is that Romney came by here in
    January. I think it was the 13th, the middle of the month. And I met
    with him after the show. It was about 4:30. I met with him for almost an
    hour, and he left here for a huge fundraiser a mile down the road, mile
    and a half. And during that conversation — I’ve mentioned this to you
    — he said to me that he wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up being a
    one-term president because he’s got to shake things up. This country
    can’t go the direction it’s going or his children and grandchildren and
    nobody else’s will have a future. When he was talking about that, he
    sounds just like you and me.

    He sounds just like you and me when we talk about it. He was very
    affirmative in his acknowledgement to me of the threats posed by Obama
    and the Democrats to this country. If you had been in that conversation,
    you would not have doubted his conservatism at that moment. But then
    you would read where he has said in years past, "Look, I’m not a
    conservative. I’m not one of these," and you’d scratch your head. I’m
    not saying it wiped any of those other instances out. I’m just telling
    you that that day, he sounded like me. He was fairly echoing the fears I
    have about what’s in store for this country if the Democrats are not
    stopped. This transformation, this belief that our founding was unjust
    and immoral and we’ve had a fraudulent country for 200-plus years."

    • Bill589

      Of course Mitt sounded like a conservative – he was trying to impress a conservative.

      With Rush, Mitt knew which side of his mouth to talk out of.

      • TexS2012

        Just so, but Rush is not a fool to fall for romney’s words and besides, he’s seen and heard what romney has done since that meeting.

        • jerseymark

          Rush then went on to refer to a point he wants to make but chose to wait and then a caller made the point shared by most conservatives that voting for Romney is quite possibly a non-starter and Rush jumped on that as reflecting his point and then stated that this is a perfect opportunity to take out the Democrats unless the Establishment screws it up. He did not go any further with what he is referring to and he will likely talk about that today. It must have something to do with what the caller said.

    • Betsey_Ross

      He has said this twice in the past week or so.  I think Rush is desparately worried about the Republican Party and their "infinite wisdom".  We are the base of the Party and they are doing everything they can to pound us into the ground never to be heard from again.  They think that Romney probably won’t win, but the Senate will turn Republican.  I am sure that this convoluted thinking has got him twisted up in knots.  We have to win everything because if we don’t the country will cease to exist as founded.  We can’t do it with Romney because too many will stay home in the false meme of purity.  He knows the base. 

      I don’t know what to think at this point.  I do have a sneaking suspicion that a third party will rise up if Romney wins 1144.  Constitutional Conservatives.  Probably not this election cycle, but then why not.  My faith is surely being tested right now.  But the one thing that I cannot see happening is that Sarah would be sitting up in Alaska and letting this happen without some intervention.  She knows she could win.  There just has to be a plan. 

      Prayers up to the Santorum family.  This had to be a difficult decision with consequences that cannot be known right away. 

      • Monster of Peladon

        You’re right when you say we have to win EVERYTHING.

        Just look at what blobama has done to our untry–even with a Republican-controlled House of Representatives.  Does ANYONE think a completely establishment-controlled Congress will do anything but rubber-stamp what B.O. wants after some theatrics?

        What a hoot it’d be if the convention drafted Gov. Palin.  The establishment goons might boil away on the spot.

  • gilamonster8

    Where the hell are all the people who have taken an oath in this country.
    If you want to stick your head in the sand go ahead. We need to get the word out. If we don’t your looking at 4 more years of lawlessness in this country.

  • John Jones

    As things in the political arena gets more and more volatile I sit
    patiently and wait for Sarah to make her move. When, where or what, I
    don’t know, but I do know she will do something.  She is a fighter and
    she is for the masses and many of us know this to be true. Keep praying
    for God’s Will to be done and for our nation and keep the faith…

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, JJ!!!

    • exodus2011

      High Five!


      "…. mark my words Sean, this Process will be unconventional …’

      (I hardly think Mitt getting 1144 and the Nom in regulation time could be described as ‘unconventional’ *__*)

  • ZH100

     Good morning all.

    Gov.Palin has a history of fighting against corruption and crony capitalism.

    Here are some links with information about Gov.Palin’s consistent fight against corruption and crony capitalism:

    Institutionalizing Crony Capitalism   (by Governor Palin)

    Crony Capitalism on Steroids from GE to Solyndra  (by Governor Palin)

    American Crony Capitalism Brings Jobs to Finland  (by Governor Palin)

    How Congress Occupied Wall Street   (by Governor Palin)

    Palin: Congress, it’s time to stop lining your pockets  (by Governor Palin)

    Governor Palin’s Consistent Fight against Corruption and Crony Capitalism   (by Whitney Pitcher)

    Some of Sarah Palin’s Ideas Cross the Political Divide"  (by Anand Giridharadas)

    How Governor Palin Reformed Alaska’s Ethics Laws and Made Crony Capitalism a Crime (by Gary P)

    Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute praises Sarah Palin for highlighting Washington’s rampant crony capitalism   (by Dan Michell)

    How Palin Beat Alaska’s Establishment (WSJ)

    Sarah takes on Big Oil  (by Kay Cashman)

    (Sarah Palin’s successful efforts to stop the cronyism and reform the energy business in Alaska were so impressive Kay Cashman, the publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News, wrote the book entitled: “Sarah Takes On Big Oil” .
    This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the leadership Sarah Palin has exhibited in the area of reforming government and industry)

  • DannydeGracia2

    I must say I’m really concerned about the direction that America and more to the point Americans are going. To be frank, it’s almost impossible now to have a mature, discerning discussion about what needs to be done in America because people are so easily offended and insular minded. "Policy" has given way to "politics" and what we have now is symbol without substance. I’m also extremely concerned about how since 2008 we’ve seen the American people essentially divide into cult-like worship clubs for politicians. Hearing and reading some of the things ordinary Americans are saying these days sounds basically less like independent thought and repeating politician talking points.

    To me this brings a certain verse of Scripture to mind:
    "the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear" (2 Timothy 4:3).It is truly terrifying to watch this country basically go from a land of brave citizens to a hive of groupies.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Danny!!  I especially like your pithy and powerful " ‘Policy’ has given way to ‘politics’ "–and also your St. Paul citation!

      • DannydeGracia2

        It’s at the point now where you can’t even "suggest" changes without being labeled as a hater or an enemy. Even constructive suggestions are taken as hate speech now.

        • palin45potus

          Labeled as a hater by people who spew hatred with their every utterance, the "tolerant" left!

          • DannydeGracia2

            Well and people automatically assume if you don’t fully agree with something you’re anti-whatever. One can’t even be improvement minded without being called a hater these days. That’s going too far. Today you can be completely in support of something yet the minute you speak up and say "we should change such-and-such" THEN all of a sudden one has become a "bad man" and then the flame comes, then the demands for denouncing comes, etc. This is really a sign that our society is coming apart.

            • TexS2012

              We can look to Obama for this hater days! He flames it constantly to up-set and disturb the people. We’re thinking what is he going to do to us now. The country is terribly unsettled.

    • Monster of Peladon

      Danny nicely put!

      I think that’s why the Tea Party Movement frightens the lefties so much. 

      Got to ask Gov. Palin a question via phone call-in on the Miller show some time back.  What I asked goes right to your point–and it was a point I was trying to inform others of who were asking, "What does the Tea Party Movement want?" 

      I asked and Governor Palin agreed that the Tea Party Movement represents a set of principles and ideals common to its supporters more than any single candidate.

      Needless to say I saved the .mp3.  :-D  Governor Palin knows that the Tea Party Movement represents a kind of pragmatism that represents the hope for this country’s future.

      Regardless of personal affiliation or views on one issue or another we have, IMO to concentrate less on cults of personality and more on the pragmatism of principle.  If we can do that with people like Gov. Palin carrying our standard our liberty has a chance for survival. 

  • blueniner

    Its really concerning when people like Andrea Tantoras and others (she did on the Five) start spouting that Chris Christie is the biggest star in the GOP.just because the guy spews all this BS. His record indicates a Liberal Republican. These people get caught up in the talk not the action. He isnt very popular in NJ, he is like in the movies what they call a character actor, not a leading man.

    • wisetrog

       That’s because that woman is paid by Christie to say this stuff!

    • ZH100
    • John_Frank

      One would have thought that Ms. Tantoras would have said that Romney is the biggest star in the GOP, given that he is the presumptive nominee.

      … or is Ms. Tantoras conceding that Romney can’t beat Obama in 2012?

      Just asking.

      • mark1955

        I believe what your seeing,is the start of the .coordinated  and collaborative destruction of MITTEN’S,by the Bushbot’s,the same people who engineered his probable nomination.The same people who for month’s told us MITTEN’S is the one,are going to start turning on a dime,to undercut MITTEN’S,in an attempt to give Obama another four years so no one get’s in Jebbies way! Now that MITTEN’S has all,but sewed up the nomination,these very recent supporter’s of his,will help destroy him!

    • exodus2011

      there is wall to wall propaganda coming from FNC especially this month

      they will be desperate to set the narrative in stone that

      The Myth has turned the corner!

      Mitt’s the one!

      Rally to Mitt, Conservatives!

      brush it off …. they won’t get their dream, we have something better than propaganda, we have the words of someone who can be trusted


    • TexS2012

      People are looking for a hero (Chris Christie) in all the wrong places, and as Danny de Gracia II just said, "policy has given way to politics," and "Symbol without substance."

    • jerseymark

      I will say right her and right now – If Christie is chosen as VP, I WILL NOT  vote for that ticket – period. It will be the ultimate insult to the conservative base.

    • susiepuma

      he may be the biggest star in the GOP but not because of his principles and values……….

      he talks big but he doesn’t walk the walk…………………………

  • exodus2011

    One *leader* says "Let me be clear ….. " before his lies ramble out ….

    another Leader says "Mark my words …."

    Which one is to be believed?

    You can take the words of the SECOND Leader to the bank!

    (you can flush the words of the first ‘leader’ … you know where ….)

    Deo Volente ——————–> Madame45


  • wisetrog

    Can newt come back from death and win PA?

    • John_Frank

      Money, money, money.

      • wodiej

         I’m anxious to hear the tally on donations after Santorum announced yesterday.  His website was blowing the doors off it was so busy.

    • Mountain

      He’s resurrected several times.

      Let’s hope he’s in on the plans of Gov. Palin—-and he can WIN many of the upcoming primaries in conservative states. 

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