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  • ZH100

    Good morning all.

    Excellent article about Gov.Palin’s record of accomplishments.
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    ‘Who Is the Real Sarah Palin?’

    From the article:

    Executive Authority and Success

    Palin was the first female and youngest governor to be elected in Alaska, which is tied for the second most powerful governorship in the United States, according to Thad Beyle, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina.
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    Budgeting and Spending

    Palin cut state spending between 2007 and 2010 by 9.5% while also reducing federal earmark requests by more than 80% during her tenure. She used her line-item veto to cut more than a quarter billion in superfluous spending in both 2007 and 2008. In 2009, she instituted a temporary hiring freeze, while at the same time reducing spending by more than 33% between FY2009 and FY2010.

    In stark contrast to President Obama and other governors whose fiscal records are dogged by credit downgrades, Palin left Alaska with an improved credit rating during and following her tenure as governor. Standard & Poor’s raised Alaska’s credit rating from AA to AA+ in April 2008. Then in 2010, both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s upgraded Alaska to AAA for the first time in the state’s history due to policies enacted by Palin that made the state’s finances more than solvent.
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    Jobs

    Under Palin’s leadership, Alaska was 2nd in job growth, and 3rd in the change in its unemployment rate, compared to the other states. Alaska also saw a record number of oil jobs in both 2008 and 2009, while natural resource and logging jobs increased 13.7% during Palin’s tenure.

    In fact, Palin’s record on jobs compared to the country as a whole was stronger than the President’s and other prominent governors’ during their respective tenures
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    Business Growth

    Alaska was an opportunity society under Palin. Alaska moved up from the 4th most business tax-friendly state to the 3rd most business tax-friendly state during her tenure.

    Palin was a firm believer in tax cuts. In addition to lowering unemployment insurance tax rates, she cut business license fees in half, suspended the state motor fuel tax, and signed legislation, allowing Alaska-based businesses the same opportunities as out-of-state businesses. All of this was consistent with her record as Mayor of Wasilla, where she eliminated small business inventory taxes and cut property tax mill levies every year she was in office.
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    Energy

    Energy issues are Palin’s forte, and her record proves it. In 2007, Governor Palin signed ACES—Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share—a net tax on oil profits that was passed in a bipartisan and transparent manner. ACES replaced the corruption-tainted oil tax plan of the previous administration, which was passed in secret and ultimately lead to the federal indictment of several Alaskan state officials and oil company personnel. Furthermore, ACES provided oil companies with incentives to develop. The progressivity of the tax meant producers were protected when oil prices were low, but the interest of the resource owners—the people of Alaska—were appropriately protected as well to achieve a fair return for their resource.

    Most importantly, ACES led to jobs, increased development, and a huge surplus for Alaska.

    Perhaps Palin’s biggest energy achievement was spearheading the creation of the Alaska natural gas pipeline. After five decades of unsuccessful attempts by Alaskan administrations to bring a gas pipeline project into existence, Palin and her team introduced the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) in March 2007. AGIA passed the Legislature by a vote of 57-1 in May of that year.

    Unlike the behind-closed-doors cronyism of past administrations, Palin’s AGIA legislation was conducted out in the open and made use of a genuine free-market competitive bidding process. Palin’s AGIA placed not only Alaska, but also the nation, further on the path toward energy independence.

    Palin played hardball with the big oil companies in her state. According to the Alaska state constitution, Alaskans are the resource owners in their state; and it was Palin’s duty as their CEO to get the best deal for Alaskans while at the same time partnering with these oil companies for the mutual benefit of all.
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    Ethics Reform and Transparency

    Ethics reform was the hallmark of Palin’s governorship. She was swept into office on a reform message in a state with a serious corruption problem. Alaska at the time was undergoing a federal investigation that culminated in the indictment of various corrupt lawmakers. Palin had made a name for herself as an ethics crusader when she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservative Commission and blew the whistle on fellow commissioner and state GOP head Randy Ruedrich for doing party business on state time. This resulted in Ruedrich receiving a $12,000 fine—the largest civil fine for ethics in the state’s history. Alaskans respected the fact that Palin was not afraid of taking on the establishment of her own party.

    As governor, Palin fought for and signed sweeping bipartisan ethics legislation, which restricted lobbyists, improved disclosure laws, and improved executive and legislative branch ethics laws. In the face of corruption, she continued to take on her own party when it was necessary. She also increased transparency by releasing her oil tax bill to her constituents 17 days prior to the special legislative session, opening up natural gas pipeline deals to all potential parties, putting the state checkbook online, and not allowing lobbyists in her office.
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    Education

    Palin forward funded education to allow districts greater flexibility, supported increased vocational training and early education funding, opened up opportunity to Alaskan students to participate in regional medical schools, and increased overall funding for special needs education by 175% (before she herself became the mother of son with special needs). Believing that the best reform was close to home, Palin wisely also chose to monitor rather than participate in national standards for education.
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    Health Care

    Palin introduced health care transparency legislation that established an Alaska health care information office to give consumers factual information on quality and cost to help them make better-informed health care decisions. Recognizing that health care must be market-and business-driven, rather than restricted by government, Palin proposed repeal of Certificate of Need—a layer of bureaucracy that prevents medical facility development. She established the Alaska Health Strategies Planning Council, reduced Medicaid assessments by 83%, and expanded Alaska’s SeniorCare benefits program for low-income seniors.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/07/who-is-the-real-sarah-palin

    • ZH100

      Governor Palin’s executive accomplishments in list form.

      http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/06/governor-palins-executive-accomplishments.html

    • Al B.

      Palin was the first female and youngest governor to be elected in Alaska, which is tied for the second most powerful governorship in the United States, according to Thad Beyle, a political scientist at the University of North Carolina.

      I’ve started to look a little bit into Beyle’s work.  It’s an effort to come up with an empirical formula to define "gubernatorial institutional power" using six factors.  It’s an honest effort but has problems.

      Although Alaska is clearly a ‘strong governor’ state, it’s how a governor uses that power that really matters.  In my lifetime I’ve known of no governor that has used their power to accomplish what Governor Palin did in so short a time. 

      Given that her own party essentially considered her an interloper, it’s truly extraordinary. No way Thad Beyle can factor that into any empirical formula.

  • ZH100

    Setting the Palin Record Straight’  (by Jedediah Bila; 3/17/2011)

    "It’s truly astonishing the lengths that some will go to in order to try to discredit Sarah Palin.  Sure, the left-wing media loons are a given, but what about the folks on the Right who relentlessly brand her as unelectable, unintelligent, unpresidential, and/or unqualified?  What is their basis for those assessments?  And if she is so darn unelectable—why the need to consistently, near-obsessively attempt to tear her down?

    What’s most interesting about the repeated attacks on Palin – from the Left and the Right – is that they are routinely empty.

    They are often featured in online hit pieces that are void of any reference to her record and/or her contributions over the past two years to discussions of national and international significance.

    They focus on absurd criticism of her TLC series, which so many elitists deemed anti-intellectual and so many regular Americans deemed relatable. They call her a “quitter” because she resigned from the governorship, but don’t reveal the reality that she was faced with numerous frivolous ethics charges made by political operatives that were costing her state hundreds of thousands of dollars and her staff countless hours to refute.
    The fact that she made the right decision for Alaska, and that the charges were all ultimately dismissed, get buried under the frenzied need some have to try to sabotage her at all costs.

    And let’s not forget the manner in which the authors of these hit pieces so often compile every possible negative quotation on Palin they can find, particularly from the mouths of whom they consider to be the conservative intellectual elite.  The quotes are typically nonsensical and/or erroneous, and mark embarrassing moments for those who uttered them, as they tend to reflect a complete lack of awareness of Palin’s accomplishments, writings, and outspoken stand on policy initiatives.

    Since September 2010 alone, Sarah Palin has penned commentary on such topics as the unrest in Libya, the protests in Wisconsin, Obama’s 2012 budget proposal and State of the Union address, getting tough with Iran and standing with Iranians who seek democracy, challenging the specifics of President Obama’s energy policy, the omnibus spending bill, defeating the New START, opposition to state bailouts, tax policy, a message to Republican freshmen in Congress, opposition to quantitative easing, and more.  She has repeatedly been a leading voice—via television appearances and speaking engagements—against the dangers of ObamaCare and the risks of President Obama’s approach to energy.

    http://www.humanevents.com/2011/03/17/setting-the-palin-record-straight/

  • ZH100

    ‘Setting the Record Straight – Sarah Palin and Sex Education’

    From the article:

    "NPR got it wrong back in 2008. As did the The Washington Post, MSNBC, ABC News and The Wallstreet Journal .Unfortunately, many feminists have followed the misinformation of the mainstream media."

    http://www.thenewagenda.net/2010/05/02/setting-the-record-straight-sarah-palin-and-sex-education/

  • ZH100

    About the 2010 election.

    Gov. Palin was the catalyst for the takeover of the House , twice as many Governships and lopsided Gop Statehouses during the 2010 election.
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    ’2010 Elections: The Palin Effect ‘ (By: bbila ,2010)

    From the article:

    "With that being said, Palin’s 71% endorsement success rate thus far—52 wins out of 73 declared races featuring Palin-endorsed candidates (eight additional races are undecided as of 1:30 p.m. on November 4)—is impressive, especially considering that she embraced a number of underdogs in traditionally blue states.

    Of particular importance is the fact that eighteen of the twenty candidates backed in Palin’s Take Back the 20 initiative have won their races (one race is undecided as of 1:30 p.m. on November 4). That’s a 90% success rate.

    When Mediaite, CBS, and NBC—despite some incomplete stats—are all in agreement that Palin had a great night, it just may be one for the books."

    http://www.humanevents.com/2010/11/05/2010-elections-the-palin-effect/

  • cudaforever

    Happy Boxing Day for those who know about that :)  !!

    • GeraldGoff

      start of the holbart race

  • wodiej

    "For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."  Romans 10:13

  • Pete Petretich

    http://shop.irondograce.org/

    Another cool thing I got for Christmas was a long sleeve Iron Dog shirt…

    • cudaforever

      Oh wow, that is cool Pete. I’m envious :)

    • c4pfan

      Awesome!

  • technopeasant

    The 10 words or phrases that determined the election from the least important to the most important or indicated what may have happened:

    10) An act of God (Hurricane Sandy)

    9) Better the devil that you do know than the devil that you don’t know (the power of incumbency)

    8) The stars began to align (for Obama) (October polls started to show Obama’s approval nudging 50%.)

    7) Abandoning the high ground (the nomination of Romney led to Obama receiving 27% of the vote from voters (1/4) who wanted Obamacare repealed in part.

    6) Playing not to lose rather than playing to win (no knockout punch attempted by Romney)

    5) Unforced error (Romney’s comment at a private fundraiser disavowing 47% of the electorate)

    4) You’re not my cup of tea (class warfare)

    3) Political miscalculations (false assumption that Obama could not turn out his base as he did in 2008)

    2) The Peter Principle (organizational incompetence including Romney and his team)

    1) Cut off your nose to spite your face (telling conservatives and Sarah Palin to go to hell regardless of the political consequences)

    • Pete Petretich

      I would add "Romney refused to go fishing with the Palins". Even such a simple gesture would have won the election!

      How can anyone deny this?

      • Freempg

        I don’t know about that, Pete. It would not have looked so good that the Governor had to bait Romney’s hook for his squealing like a little girl at the site of a nightcrawler.

        • GeraldGoff

          romney lost the election when he rode pillian on the jet ski with his wife. {smile} 

          edit: when did skim words start populating c4p posts?

    • lanahi

      Don’t forget, Romney didn’t really WANT to run for president!

  • ZH100

    Ron Devito’s excellent list of Gov.Palin’s accomplishments.

    http://us4palin.com/accomplishments/

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    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2012 Accomplishments
    us4palin.com/accomplishments/master-list-of-governor-palins-2012-accomplishments/
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    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2011 Accomplishments
    us4palin.com/accomplishments/master-list-of-governor-palins-2011-accomplishments/
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    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2010 Accomplishments
    us4palin.com/accomplishments/master-list-of-governor-palins-2010-accomplishments/
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    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2009 Accomplishments
    http://us4palin.com/accomplishments/master-list-of-governor-palins-2009-accomplishments/
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    Gubernatorial Accomplishments 2006 – 2008
    http://us4palin.com/accomplishments/gubernatorial-accomplishments-2006-2008/
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    Oil and Gas Conservation Commission 2003 – 2004
    http://us4palin.com/accomplishments/oil-and-gas-conservation-commission-accomplishments-2003-2004/
    ——–

    City of Wasilla, Mayor 1996 – 2002
    http://us4palin.com/accomplishments/wasilla-mayor-1996-2002-2/
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    Wasilla City Council 1992 – 1996
    http://us4palin.com/accomplishments/wasilla-city-council-1992-1996-2/
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    KTUU Sportscasting 1987 – 1992
    http://us4palin.com/accomplishments/ktuu-sportscasting/
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    Commercial Fishing
    http://us4palin.com/accomplishments/commercial-fishing-accomplishments/
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    Athletic Accomplishments
    http://us4palin.com/accomplishments/athletic-accomplishments/
    ——–

    Hunting and Subsistence Fishing
    http://us4palin.com/accomplishments/hunting-and-subsistence-fishing-accomplishments/
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    Marriage and Family
    http://us4palin.com/accomplishments/marriage-family/

  • ZH100

    ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ star and Iraq War veteran ‘impressed’ by Sarah and Todd Palin (July ,2012)

    From the article:

    ‘And while audiences might be blown away by the skills and danger exerted on the highly-anticipated program, McLaren was personally blown away by Todd and Sarah Palin, and admitted that he thinks of them very differently now than before they met.

    “I like hanging out with Todd and Sarah a lot. They walked into my trailer, and obviously we disagree on some issues. I am a libertarian guy – socially liberal and an avid supporter of gay marriage, but I am pro-gun rights and pro-life, and we made off like regular people. I was teaching Todd how to shoot grenades, we were hanging from helicopters together 60 feet above the ground and we were swimming together with full gear on,” he enthused. “The thing that impressed me most is that Todd is a commercial fisherman in Alaska, he is pretty hardcore. He even won a challenge with a broken arm! He really earned my respect.”

    McLaren also noted that even though his friends are shocked that he has become such good friends with the high-profile Republican couple, the portrayal of the Palins in the media is often vastly distorted.

    “Todd and Sarah Palin are the nicest people I have ever met,” he said. “I love America and they love America. They may not agree with me on my stance on gay marriage, but that is their personal view and I respect that. That’s what is so great about being American.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/07/12/tars-earn-stripes-star-and-iraq-war-veteran-impressed-by-sarah-and-todd-palin/#ixzz2DE2f3Cgy

  • c4pfan

    Hope everyone had a great Christmas. 

    I’m still just half awake.  It’s hard getting up after days of running around for Christmas.  Take care!

  • c4pfan

    Is there anyone here that celebrates the 12 days of Christmas? 

    • GeraldGoff

      “The Twelve Days of Christmas” celebrates the official Christmas season which starts liturgically on Christmas Day and ends twelve days later on the Feast of the Epiphany. “My true love” refers to God, “me” is the individual Catholic. The “twelve lords a leaping” are the twelve basic beliefs of the Catholic Church as outlined in the Apostles Creed. The “eleven pipers piping” are the eleven Apostles who remained faithful after the treachery of Judas. The “ten ladies dancing” are the Ten Commandments. The “nine drummers drumming” are the nine choirs of angels which in those days of class distinction were thought important. The “eight maids a milking” are the Eight Beatitudes. The “seven swans a swimming” are the Seven Sacraments. The “six geese a laying” are the Six Commandments of the Church or the six days of creation. The “five golden rings” are the first five books of the Old Testament called the Torah which are generally considered the most sacred and important of all the Old Testament. The “four calling birds” are the Four Gospels. The “three French hens” are the Three Persons in God or the three gifts of the Wise Men. The “two turtle doves” represent the two natures in Jesus: human and divine or the two Testaments, Old and New. The “partridge” is the piece de resistance, Jesus himself, and the “pear tree” is the Cross.

      edit to add link: http://www.catholic.net/index.php?id=3465&option=dedestaca

      • c4pfan

        I read about that and was wondering if anyone celebrated that.  I guess that is done in other countries.

    • Gelston

       Yes and no, My perfect wife’s birthday is the 12th day of Christmas, January 6th. We remember the 12 days but i have yet to buy her all those gifts. Thank you, GeraldGoff for your post.

  • Polarbearpapa

    Madison Rising – The Star Spangled Banner

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8C7i9kdEf8

  • Polarbearpapa

    A feeble executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A
    feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a
    government ill executed, whatever may be its theory, must be, in
    practice, a bad government.

    Alexander Hamilton

  • Polarbearpapa

    1 Corinthians 15

    20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

    21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. 

    22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 

    23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him. 

    24 Then
    the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father
    after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 

    25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

    26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 

    27 For he “has put everything under his feet.”c
    Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear
    that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. 

    28 When
    he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who
    put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. 

  • GeraldGoff

    happy boxing day!

    • Gelston

       I am hoping for a Sarah Palin Hogmanay message for all us Scots

      • GeraldGoff

         new years eve is when we celebrate during the holiday season.  a good time to be reflective about the past year and hopeful for the coming year. 

  • GeraldGoff

    happy hanukkah message on december 8th.
    no christmas message as of 12/26. (there has been one each year)
    no facebook since 12/19.
    no tweets since 12/20.

    • GeraldGoff

      [suprised that the 'tin foil hat conspiracy cohort' hasnt started claiming a conversion to judaism] /j

    • $26225604

      maybe a New Start, New Year message will be more appropriate. Im glad she didnt tweet or send the same old same old Merry Christmas message

    • palinsupporter1

      sarahpac sent a christmas message via email.

      • GeraldGoff

        which has nothing to do with her ‘new media’ messaging platforms.  I am sure she probably sent personal cards to family and friends also. 

        I have no thoughts or specuations as to why there is no facebook message this year, just observing that there was not one.

        My post was merely an observation (sans commentary) about her media platform that has 3.4 million followers.  Traditionally she has posted a facebook christmass message…this year she did not.   

        • TexS2012

          I got the Christmas Card from Sarah & Todd in the mail. And it also came by email too.

    • c4pfan

      Sarah prob wasn’t around a i-phone or whatever she uses to send the message.

    • TENCOLE

      No Thanksgiving message either. hmmmmmm

      • GeraldGoff

        I was not researching her general posting activity….just happened to notice this one thing because it was christmas yesterday.  doubt if it has any meaning…other than perhaps she and her staff took the holidays off.

        • TENCOLE

          Sarah has ALWAYS posted something on the holidays….even the least noticeable ones.
          Nothing at Thanksgiving and now nothing…not even a peep….at Christmas.
          It makes me wonder why, it should makes us all wonder why.

          I wonder if Track’s divorce is keeping her low keyed….to try to keep him out of the limelight. Even so, not even a generic "Merry Christmas" from someone who keeps God near and dear as she does?……seems weird and a little worrisome to me.

          • Independantminded

            I wouldn’t be too worried, I’m sure it is a little hectic in the Palin household over the holidays

            • TENCOLE

              Why would THIS year be any different than any other? I’m sure her "household" is no more hectic than anybody else’s and this year is no more hectic than any other year.

              • Independantminded

                I guess I don’t personally read anything into it, that’s all I can say. Hope the Christmas season has been good for you and yours :)

              • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Legge/100000581859671 William Legge

                She is under no obligation to write anything, but I’ think she wrote enough after the shooting,"The Only Hope" that was very powerful, profound, and important, and related to the Christmas season then she posted the video also, so I really don’t get where your going. I think she did more than enough

          • wodiej

            This was posted right here on this blog right after the CT school shootings.  

            The Only Hope

            http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/12/governor-palin-the-only-hope.html

            • TENCOLE

               I don’t know……I thought that was more of a response to the Newtown shootings, rather than a "season’s greetings" type of statement.
              I think she’s staying low key for a reason and not because "she’s busy".

              • wodiej

                I agree-I don’t think the lack of one on Christmas was because she was too busy.  I have wondered for a long time if her or a family member has health issues and that is why she decided not to run.  But who knows.

          • senator20526

             I wrote the same thing……it’s just weird.

            • GeraldGoff

              i don’t personally think it is anything.  just because she has done it in the pass doesn’t mean she has to keep doing it year after year.

              any post by sarah creates work for her staff to erase the negative facebook responses that ensue. they are pretty quick and efficient about it.   perhaps she simply wanted her staff to have a quiet holiday?

              [sarah is under no obligation to make facebook posts on the holidays.  perhaps she is just focusing on making political posts and tweets...in any case its her facebook/twitter account]

          • GeraldGoff

            the kids handled the divorce and the subsequent short lived publicity about it better than most could have.  perfect planning to work everything out before officially filing with the state.

    • senator20526

       No Thanksgiving message……….

  • TexS2012

    The Federal-State Crack-up  – Mario Loyola

    http://the-american-interest.com/article.cfm?piece=1353

    "For decades, Democrats and Republicans alike have invested heavily in governance schemes that erode the Constitution’s separation of powers and mar its proper functioning. The Federal judiciary has uniformly rubber-stamped these schemes. The consequence has been an unsustainable spree of borrowing, spending and overregulation at the Federal level, cyclical fiscal crises at the state level, and less accountable and less representative government at every level."

    Congress:
    "Congress has nevertheless continued to exalt supposedly scientific knowledge above popular self-government, no doubt partly because it has such a strong incentive to do so. Its broad delegations of rule-making authority have allowed it to escape accountability by placing “hard choices” in the hands of supposed experts in the Executive Branch."

  • palin45potus

    As Christmas 2012 is but a memory, as the Thank You’s are sent out, and the Christmas Tree must be packed away for another year, I look forward to next year as the Conservative Movement we felt so strongly about just 2 years ago has been badly battered ever since, and wonder what comes next?

    What exactly IS the path forward?  Are we merely the "Loyal Opposition" to Obama’s band of socialist Neo-Robin Hoods?  Is our highest calling to say "No" to the unaffordable programs and edicts that are issued from DC, Grinches whose job is to Steal Christmas from the 47%?

    I can’t see how that works out at all, and I think that the last 2 years have proven it.  Unfortunately, just as Great Britain was able to hold onto hope that their Island and their Empire would somehow survive the Nazi menace, we hold onto hope that somehow Obama’s programs will lose their inertia as the electoral calendar moves forward relentlessly toward the next election, and he becomes a lamer duck by the day.

    This would be the foolish path for a number of reasons.  First of all, just as the British awakened in May 1940 to find that the Nazi’s were knocking at their door and turned to Winston Churchill, we can only put off the day of reckoning for so long without a confrontation.  The left is counting on us to lose our nerve and to quietly acquiesce to their "Inevitable" rule.  You can read it in the editorials printed all across the main stream opinion pieces.  And even if Obama and his family do leave DC and retire to live opulently forevermore (Hey, I hoped that Bill Clinton would go away back in 2001) there will be a new progressive wonder boy or wonder girl who the press pushes on us.  And left to their own devices, the GOP will provide a Dem-Lite candidate whose very policy positions will betray the lack of imagination and vigor needed to provide the GOP with an intellectual center to rally around.

    And just as Great Britain was only ready for Winston Churchill after all of their illusions of outlasting the Nazis had been shattered, I feel that Sarah Palin’s path forward will only open up after we’ve exhausted all of the "Easier" paths, such as putting forward another Bush, or a GOP favorite who happens to have Hispanic roots.  These aren’t solutions, they are attempts at finding a magic formula, and are about as likely to turn the progressive tide as a Middle-Ages alchemist was to turn lead into gold.

    I personally intend to contact the leaders of the local TEA Party in my area and ask them what plans they have going forward.  I’ll explain my views, and ask if they fit into the TEA Party’s plans or not.  And I’ll do what I can where and when I can.

    Meanwhile, on the national stage, I intend to write a letter to the Palin family thanking them for services rendered, and pledging my support for any future ventures, whether they be as an actual prospective candidate for the Presidency, or as the champion of a fresh new batch of conservatives to send to DC and to provide a viable alternative to the existing GOP, which now functions as a rubber stamp more than as an actual opposing force.

    I am anxious to see where things go over the next few weeks.  The State of the Union Speech and the Inaugural Speeches will both be lauded as the best speeches ever, but don’t lose heart.  The job of the media today is to sell the Dictatorship, and they’d tell us it was a great speech even if he got up and read "Dick and Jane" books for an hour.  (Just as Sarah Palin could cure cancer and they’d be compelled to mock and belittle her.  It’s their job.  We sometimes lose sight of the fact that they are actually part of the opposition to Conservatives.  Destroying Conservatism is an essential part of their job description)

    Sarah Palin’s response to these 2 speeches will tell us much about what she’ll be doing, I believe.

  • palin45potus

    I was watching some ESPN football talk last night, and the subject turned to Michael Vick and his future.  The idea was quickly proposed that Michael Vick as a limitless menu of great selections to choose from, as he’ll be that "missing piece" so many teams are looking for, and that a mobile QB such as himself is such a "Game-Changer" that he’ll be in a position to pick and choose the perfect situation for himself to win multiple titles, blah blah blah.

    These same people will say with a straight face that there is no place in the NFL for Tim Tebow.  I don’t mind a bit if Tebow doesn’t get a job if he doesn’t earn it or can’t keep it.  That’s the NFL…I was a fan of Matt Cassel’s and I still think that he’s a great guy, but the fact is that he simply didn’t get the job done in KC after having 4 years to do so.

    It’s the breathless hypocrisy.

    • wodiej

      Vick should be cleaning out dog kennel stalls after what he did to those dogs.  

      • palin45potus

        Yet ESPN glorifies him and lets it be known to all that Tim Tebow’s very presence on a team is divisive and troublesome, and that someone with his beliefs will inevitably cause dissention on a team.  Better to leave him unemployed.

        And this is the same ESPN that allowed Mike Tyson to spew his filth about Sarah Palin.

        It’s a thug culture they promote, and I rarely watch them because of it. But you also see it on the "Comedy" channels like Colbert, Jon Stewart and the horrible Bill Maher.

        (And I think that it’s not a mistake that the media which seeks Obama’s approval will happily go after Sarah Palin.  I think it’s with his complete approval and support.  And I hope that everyone remembers it when the media suddenly declares any and all criticism of Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren as completely off-limits)

        • wodiej

          That is why I stopped watching football.  It was getting bad anyway w all the criminal activity but  Vick was the last straw.  When people watch, it helps pay the salaries of these players.  

          • palin45potus

            I hear what you are saying, I really do.

            And yet, in your very own home state, the story of the Colt’s rebirth this year with admirable players like rookie Andrew Luck, veteran Reggie Wayne and the way they rallied around their new coaches battle with Leukemia is the kind of story that is hard to dislike.

            Anyways, the important battle is the one waged for the fate of our great Nation.  That’s the one that we have to watch, painful as it sometimes is.

    • TexS2012

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