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Governor Palin on Ben Shapiro’s New Book

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Ben Shapiro has a great new book out called “Bullies: How The Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America.” Ben’s premise about the left’s silencing tactics is absolutely correct. Obviously I’ve witnessed the left’s bullying behavior up close and personal when it’s been directed at those so close to me. And, of course, I’ve seen how nasty it can be for other conservatives as well. You know, there’s something especially ugly about the way the left goes after children of conservatives. I still find it highly ironic that the supposedly “tolerant” left has done nothing but bully, demonize, and judge my daughter Bristol for making the right decision to keep her baby and work so very hard as a single mom to care and provide for him. I don’t know of any conservative “war on women,” but I sure have seen the left’s war on conservative women!

Please read Ben’s book and consider his advice about how we must stand up and push back twice as hard against this bullying. We must not allow ourselves to be frightened into silence. Yes, it’s hard to “keep on keeping on” when being pushed around – but like Ronald Reagan said: when we stiffen our spines, those around us can stiffen theirs, too! Press in, press on. Don’t retreat, friends!

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  • patnatasha

    Amen Sarah.

  • Isabel Matos


    Bullies are really cowards who never pick on anyone their own size.

    They are really frustrated individuals who never dealt with their own inadequacies and need to scapegoat others to feel superior.  They are pathetic.   

  • Lou Gutnicki

    It’s so clear why

    We stand with Sarah Palin.

    Thank you, Governor

  • indemind

    SarahAmerica –  “keep on keeping on”………… "Here’s to liberty!"……………………….God Bless

    And the LSM, to anyone who will listen- "Remember Sarah is NOT important ;-)   And we must discuss in GREAT detail how unimportant she is."

     Rant Free 24/7….. LMAO

  • Mary Beth House

    Guess what I just got for my iPad’s Kindle app.

    • myfairlady

      What did you get.?  You have a Kindle app on your IPad?  Is that to get Amazon books?  I didn’t know that existed.

      • Mary Beth House

         I went to Amazon, ordered Bullies for Kindle…and since my Kindle app is on my iPad, literally within seconds I had the book on my iPad.  :D

        • Betsey_Ross

          Is this Ben Shapiro from Politico?  That Ben Shapiro?????

          • Benjoyce

            He is the editor of Breitbart.

    • HuntingMoose

      me too and also on the kindle of a relative…

  • Jon Kelly

    What Governor Palin has shown Common Sense Conservatives and all Americans that when the LSM attack —  fight back AND LIKE ALL BULLIES THEY WILL BACK DOWN. Every day that Sarah stands tall she makes Palinistas even more proud and ready to fight for America.

  • jgrimes

    So true.
    I stand w Sarah Palin….

  • c4pfan

    Tell it Sarah!  It’s pathetic how the press and Liberals go after you by bullying Bristol and your family!

  • friskyness

    Tell it like it is Sarah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  They need to apologize to all the Palins, for their "intolerance!"

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    They use such tactics because they work.  "They" includes members of the permanent political class from both the Dem and GOPe factions, and their apologists and enablers in the media. 

  • DocBarry1

    Gov Palin at her best – thanks for the excellent referral on the book and to remind us what you and your family have and continue to endure

    Gov Palin, Please run for the Presidency in 2016 – do not let the left and GOPe silence your political voice – I know they will never silence your voice but we need you as a Presidential candidate – we need a real choice a real choice of a conservative – we need YOU!

  • bri

    It is almost time for her to come out fighting big time. We are waiting Sarah. And we are ready.

  • Mr.L

    Thanks to a listener of mine and Sarah supporter  from Canada, let’s not get all warm and fuzzy over this Shapiro just yet.  Feel free to buy the book. After seeing this clip for the first time, I will not. If there’s one thing that I do not like– in fact flat out hate– is being compared to Ron Paul bots.

    • MarkRNY

      "If there’s one thing that I do not like– in fact flat out hate– is being compared to Ron Paul bots."

      VERY much agree. It’s a way of marginalizing us and making it seem as though Constitutional Conservatives are much fewer in number than we are. 

  • Gelston

    I am dealing with bullies at work. It is a horrible experience.

    The truth is that these people Sarah describes are not bullies; they are abusers. And they are beyond that

    The constitution defined torture in the USA as "cruel and unusual punishment".
    What Sarah Palin has dealt with is torture.
    We need to call it what it is.
    Not bullying.
    Not abuse
    But torture

    • RomanBarbarian

       So, so, so true, doctor!!

  • smbren

    Man..a little bummed..I do not recall this. I was aware of the Laura and Ann debacle, but just saw this about Benny boy…

    • Roguer2

       I just saw it, too. Sickened me. So much for the wonder boy, as I am not buying this one.

    • generictrainee

      What an idiot he is.

      It’s like he’s a left wing bully , strike back twice as hard!

    • Quiet_Righty

      I’m dying to find out who Shapiro’s perfect Presidential candidate would be.

  • ZH100

     About media bias.

    ‘The Undefeated’ Review: ‘By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them’  (Jun, 2011)

    From the article:

    "With one legislative success after another and overwhelming bipartisan support, Governor Sarah Palin’s popularity was at a record high 88% according to Gallup’s empirical data — the highest approval rating on record for a sitting US Governor. With that kind of approval rating, Sarah stated "My administration must be doing something right

    She enjoyed those high approval ratings right up to the day her Blackberry rang and Senator McCain asked "Would you like to help me change history"?

    And so began their campaign for the White House.

    So, too, began another campaign — the one launched by the statists to destroy her.

    Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals teaches its disciples that you must take a person’s strengths and "isolate them". And that is exactly what they did. It was an organized strategy and the media gladlyparticipated."–By-Their-Fruits-Ye-Shall-Know-Them

    • ZH100

       Book Excerpt: ‘Bring Her Down’: How the American Media Tried to Destroy Sarah Palin. (June , 2011)

      "More than with any other presidential election in living memory, the members of the press seized control of the narrative of the 2008 election and held onto it.

      At first, in their minds, the story of the election was supposed to be the story of Barack Obama, who for many reasons had become their candidate of choice early in the process. But when Sarah Palin, coming out of nowhere with (in their eyes) inexplicable popularity, threatened their vision of Obama’s triumphal march to the White House, she had to be stopped, plain and simple.

      If the story now had to include her, they would simply have to ensure that her part ofthe story was told on their terms—and that it was the ugliest, most vicious, most damning story they could possibly dream up."

      • ZH100

         ‘The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star’  (by Matthew Continetti) November . 2009

        "But the fascination of ordinary people quickly drew an unprecedented attack from the media
        elite and liberal activists. Far beyond the normal bounds of tough questions and challenges, Palin’s enemies decided that nothing was too personal to attack-including her marriage, herchildren, her faith, and her wardrobe.

        The media distorted Palin’s positions and beliefs beyond recognition. And almost every word out of her mouth was spun as a "flub."

        • ZH100

          Mika Brzezinski Discusses Media Bias     (May 11, 2009)

          "Scarborough: You brought up Sarah Palin? You’re right, they were bashing Sarah Palin before they even knew Sarah Palin. They were scared of her.

          Brzezinski: Exactly. Let me make this clear because this is my world and these are the people I’ve worked with for twenty years. Members of the network media elite as well as members and people who worked for the New York Times, when Sarah Palin first came on the scene and this is what they knew about her:

          She was a woman, she was pro-life, and she had some very, very conservative views on other issues. And all I could hear from my friends in the network media elite was, "Let’s bring her down. I hope these rumors bring her down." And at a party where there were people from the New York Times, all they would talk about is the rumors that they hoped would bring her down.
          They did not know her. They didn’t know anything about her. But they wanted to bring her down."

  • CharterOakie

    Thank you for continuing to stand up with courage and grace, Governor.  

  • RefudiateGOPe

    I see that some have commented on the Shapiro video.

    Sometimes, we as individuals need to step back and look into the proverbial mirror.  Sometimes, we as a group of supporters need to do the same.  I don’t think Sarah Palin is perfect. Sometimes her voice is a little shrill.  Sometimes her words don’t come out like I wish they would.  I think she does much better in a face-to-face discussion than she does when she’s in her studio at home.  I think her demonstrated strengths far outweigh her weaknesses.

    I don’t much care for Coulter and never have, but she, Ingraham and Shapiro have a point about a segment of Sarah’s supporters.  I’ve seen it on Twitter and I’ve seen it in the comment sections of articles.  I accept the fact that there are pundits who thought and still think she’s not ready to run for POTUS.  That in itself, doesn’t make them the enemy.  It makes them people who Sarah needs to convince that she’s up for the job, IF she decides to run.  Sarah has faced doubters all her political life and she’s won over some of them and there are still some who still don’t support her.  That’s politics.  Those who she hasn’t won over yet will only make her stronger because she won’t ignore their concerns.  She will address those concerns, not necessarily by direct response, but by her simple ability to "speak to the people". 

    At the time that that video was made, it was obvious that Shapiro thought Sarah wasn’t the best of the candidates at the time, or that he had concerns that she had the ability to unite the party in order to defeat Obama, but that doesn’t make him the Sarah-hating ogre that some would call him.  The punditry is full of Ben Shapiros who Sarah must convince that she’s up to the job, IF she decides to run in the future.  That doesn’t make them bad pundits or journalists just because they’re not on board the Palin express.  What makes them bad pundits or journalists is when they promote lies and half-truths about her or when they use the quitter meme without ever really exploring what she was up against and what options she had at the time.  What makes them bad pundits or journalists is when their words are based on their own laziness and their failure to gather actual facts before stating their opinions.

    We as a group of Palin supporters need to understand that our zeal to defend her does sometime seem to place us into the Paultard category.  As individuals in that group, we must separate honest criticism of Sarah from criticisms based on false impressions or actual false memes. As individuals, we can either voice our agreement with some criticisms, debate reasonably with those making the criticisms, or remain quiet.  It’s not outrageous that we might do all three depending upon the circumstance and who the pundit is making the criticism.

    We, as Palin supporters, need to understand that whether it’s fair or not, we as her supporters affect the way that some people will view her.  If we attack anyone and everyone who isn’t yet on the Palin team, it can become a reflection on her.  Those comments from Coulter, Ingraham, and Shapiro were really aimed at us, not Sarah.  We’d be wise to understand that one man’s (or woman’s) view of a person defending Sarah or any other politician is another man’s view of a wild-eyed fanatic.  Perception can certainly be reality.

    • generictrainee

      " I don’t think Sarah Palin is perfect."

      Neither do I.

      Supporting Ben is a mistake.

      Coulter, Ingraham, and Shapiro are bought by the GOPe.

      I dont hear them criticizing the permantent political class the way they criticize Palin supporters.

      It’s this crony class that is the main problem.

      "brevity is the soul of wit"

      • RefudiateGOPe

         Nowhere in my post did I "support" Shapiro.  For whatever reason, you seem to have missed my point.  If you don’t think that some of Sarah’s supporters are fanatical, you’re not paying attention.  BTW, no one forced you to read my un-brief comments.

        • generictrainee

          We go to war with the army we got , Obama won with his fanatical supporters.

          Romney had fanatical supporters ( Coulter, Ingraham, and Shapiro etc ).

          It was just propaganda to smear Palin.

          • RefudiateGOPe

             Obama won because many of his fanatical supporters were in the media.  Your response to my post pretty much proves my point.  You need to read the parable about the canary trying to get home to the warm south.

            • generictrainee

              Their only purpose in criticizing Palins supporters was to damage Palin.

              It like Paul "slow runner" Ryan’s offical visit to Game Change was to show loyalty to the corrupt establishment.

      • AmazedOne1

        You said that Shapiro has been "bought by the GOPe."


        Um, he works for

    • ZH100

       Great post. Thank you.

  • n4cerinc

    Regardless of what this guy said about her in the past, she is doing exactly what her LORD Jesus Christ expects of her. Bless those who curse you and pray for those who mistreat you. 

    • AmazedOne1

      Well, that video was not the only thing that Ben Shapiro ever said about Sarah. He has been writing positive articles about her for quite a while.

  • cbenoistd

    My boss at work gloated when Andrew Breitbart died. He wanted to run a pool on the cause of death.

    • Rightmindedmom

      That’s horrible.  Too bad you have to work for such a Lefty, cruel boss.  I feel bad for you.

      • cbenoistd

         He’s a Florida Gator. Thank you, Louisville!

    • patnatasha

      how disgusting.

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