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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

    ‘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

    As Governor Palin has said many times, she advocates for an “all of the above”approach to energy independence which includes solar, wind, nuclear, and clean coal in addition to the more traditional oil, gas, and coal.

    She supported development of renewable energy sources, developing a plan to have 50% of Alaska’s energy to be produced from renewable sources by the year 2025.
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    ‘Palin unveils state energy goals; 2025 GOAL: At least 50 percent of state’s power to be from alternative sources.’    (January , 2009)

    "Gov. Sarah Palin has crossed swords with conservation groups over petroleum drilling, but she earned nothing but praise Friday after announcing the most ambitious renewable energy goals in the nation. At a news conference announcing her statewide energy plan, Palin called for 50 percent of Alaska’s power to be generated by renewable resources by 2025."
    http://www.adn.com/2009/01/16/657216/palin-unveils-state-energy-goals.html#storylink=cpy
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    ‘Sarah Palin’s Goal Of 50% Renewable Energy Use In Alaska Signed Into Law’ (June , 2010)

    From the article:

    "One of the first things Barack Obama did, once he took office, was to announce a pretty ambitious goal of having the United States get 25 percent of it’s energy from renewable sources by the year 2025. To date, little if anything, has been done by the Obama regime to reach this goal.

    On January 21, 2009 (Obama’s first full day at work) Sarah Palin, writing in the Wall Street Journal, praised this initiative strongly, while reminding Obama that conventional sources of energy will always be needed. She also announced that she was working on the goal of having Alaska get a full 50 percent of it’s energy from renewables in that same 2025 time frame."
    http://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/sarah-palin%E2%80%99s-goal-of-50-renewable-energy-use-in-alaska-signed-into-law/

    • ZH100

      Gov.Palin was one of the first governors that has created a sub-cabinet group of advisers to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions within Alaska and to recommend common-sense policies to respond to the coastal erosion, thawing permafrost and retreating sea ice that affect Alaska’s communities and infrastructure.

      http://www.climatechange.alaska.gov/

  • ZH100

    Excellent read!
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    ‘Governor Palin Used Her Executive Authority to Make Government Smaller and More Ethical’  (August,2011)

    From the article:

    "Executives at any level of government could use their power to grow government spending and power and to reward cronies or those who donated to their campaign.

    Governor Palin is the only one who has a proven record of using her power to make the government smaller and less powerful.  Governor Palin used her power to reduce government spending and state reliance on the federal funding. She desired to increase individual choice, not create individual mandates.  

    She used her executive authority to make government more ethical and transparent while removing cronyism rather than perpetuating it.

    http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/08/governor-palin-used-her-executive-authority-to-make-government-smaller-and-more-ethical.html

    • ZH100

      Politico: Emails Bolster the Message in ‘The Undefeated’  (June 11 2011)

      Form the article:

      "It says something when even the Politico, not exactly known for their unbiased Palin coverage, is conceding that this surreal “colonoscopy” by the cartoonish mainstream media is backfiring.  And that’s exactly what it’s doing.  Much to the media’s chagrin, the emails show a serious and highly effective executive who was in full control of her administration. As Tim Crawford indicated yesterday, everyone should read the emails."

      http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/06/politico-emails-bolster-the-message-in-the-undefeated.html

  • 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/
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    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/
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    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/

  • wodiej

    ?"The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy." James 3:17

  • ZH100

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  • jerseymark

    Well, the holidays are over and a new year has begun and I hope your Christmas was all you wished it would be and that 2013 will be filled with joy, challenges, excitement, breakthroughs and most of all, love. I just want to again explain that I have this book which provides a portion of one of C. S. Lewis’ many books for each day of the year, like a daily devotional of sorts and the Lord has laid it upon my heart to share these along with my related thoughts and impressions here on this site, with some fellow Christians at work and some interested folks through email. So it is
    not like I go through his books looking for passages to share.

    Any way, things are returning to normal and today’s reading comes from Mr. Lewis’ book, “The Weight of Glory” as he continues to discuss his thoughts on Heaven and sometimes, Hell:

    “I can imagine someone saying that he dislikes my idea of heaven as a place where we are patted on the back. But proud misunderstanding is behind that dislike. In the end that Face which is the delight or the terror of the universe must be turned upon each of us either with one expression or with the other, either conferring glory inexpressible or inflicting shame that can never be cured or disguised. I read in a periodical the other day that the fundamental thing is how we think of God. By God Himself, it is not! How God thinks of us is not only more important, but infinitely more important. Indeed, how we think of Him is of no importance except insofar as it is related to how He thinks of us. It is written that we shall ‘stand before’ Him, shall appear, shall be inspected. The promise of glory is the promise, almost incredible and only possible by the work of Christ, that some of us, that any of us who really chooses, shall actually survive that examination, shall
    find approval, shall please God. To please God… to be a real ingredient in the divine happiness… to be loved by God, not merely pitied, but delighted in as an artist delights in his work or a
    father in a son – it seems impossible, a weight or burden of glory which our thoughts can hardly sustain. But so it is.”

    This is the point I make to those who disbelieve the existence of God and are so proud of their conviction on the matter as though it marks them as somehow superior. I simply tell them that God’s existence does not in any way whatsoever depend upon whether they believe He exists or not whereas their existence very definitely depends upon whether God believes that they exist and
    when He chooses to bring them into His presence, they will wish they didn’t, exist that is.

    As Mr. Lewis wrote in the last reading there is power and joy in being told “Well done thou good and faithful servant”and when it comes from our Father in Heaven, both are beyond words. However, remember that those words come in a Parable of Jesus when being a faithful servant was the absolute anyone could aspire to. I will suggest a step higher yet as result of Christ’s work on the Cross and that is the phrase “This is my Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Of course, this is what God said from Heaven when Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. However, as we
    become sons and daughters of God upon being “Born Again” of the Spirit, that is the phrase that we can hear when we go home to the Father. This is an important distinction because elsewhere we are told that servants are not part of the household, not members of the family and as such, they have a different mindset and are looked upon differently by the Head of the Household. Servants do not have an ownership interest in the Homestead. Sons and daughters, however, are
    part of the family and they do have an ownership interest by way of inheritance and the Word says quite clearly that we are the heirs of God. THEREFORE, we should want to hear and expect to hear “This is my Son, or my Daughter, in whom I am well pleased” and not because of any great thing we have done, though there will be crowns awarded, but because of the great thing that Jesus did for us. Let that sink in a little while and recognize the significance of this change in
    status from servants to sons and daughters.

  • ZH100

    Chuck Heath, Jr. facebook post.
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    This is an issue that I’ve been mulling over for quite a while. I wrote more about the way I’d set this up, but I wanted to get some of your feedback first. Let me know what you think.

    Enough is Enough: Has the Third Party’s Time Come?

    We’ve lost our way. The American political system is a mess. The divisiveness between Republicans and Democrats seems insurmountable and it’s getting worse every day. I could get into the reasons that this is happening, but I doubt that would change a thing.

    It is very painful for me to see this country literally becoming unraveled at the seams… especially when I look at my own children’s future. I’ve watched friends and even family members break ties over political differences. I have watched good, smart people enter politics and seen them change for the worse over the years as they’ve become part of the political machine.

    Political seniority often leads to leadership positions but has nothing to do with performance. Casting a favorable vote for something you may not even believe in, just to gain a committee chair or for some other future favor, is rampant in politics.

    It’s a very dirty game and it’s the reason so many really talented people never get involved in it. It’s also the reason my sister Sarah Palin, has been so viciously attacked over the years. She refused to “play the game”. She has always stuck to her principles and because of that, she is viewed as a threat. I’ve watched people in both major parties do everything they can to demean and destroy her. And all for what… for trying to limit the size of government? For asking all of us to do our share? For insisting we spend less than we take in? For ending crony capitalism? For going above and beyond to support our military? For utilizing our natural resources in a responsible way? For praying? The list goes on.

    Let’s face it. As it stands now, it’s impossible to be elected to a high national office without being a part of the Republican or Democratic Party. I propose that the disgruntled citizens of the United States… Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians… persons of every race, religion, economic status, and whoever else is interested, join together and form a new party. I’d simply call it, the American Party.
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    https://www.facebook.com/chuckheathjr

    • section9

      Hmmm. Odd he’d write this.

      • generictrainee

        What do you mean?

        • narciso

           Lincoln was a faithful Whig until their reason for being, went away, Churchill started out as a Liberal, but they collapsed in the aftermath of WW 1, and the challenge of Labour

      • Polarbearpapa

        Not really….He does not speak for Sarah…

        A lot of Alaskans feel the need for a major change in DC…

        Some folks missed it a couple of weeks back..The Interior Dept. locked up 12 million more acres of Alaska from any kind of development…

        They are now trying to stop Alaska from allowing a large gold mine (Pebble Mine) by setting the land a side as a wilderness area or some such thing…

        We Alaskans feel the touch of the Federal Govt. all the time…

        By what  they restrict us from doing with our state..

        • GeraldGoff

          has sarah recently come out for the pebble mine?   isnt there some controversy that there is a risk of contaminating the salmon fishing? my personal vote would be to protect the food supply at all costs over mining for bright pretty objects. we can’t eat gold and copper.

          as far as the interior department barring development…We are currently stealing from our childrens future….setting aside resources that our future generations can tap doesn’t seem to be that unreasonable and is good long term planning.

          • generictrainee

            Let alaskans and not crony fed decide over their recources.

            • narciso

               And the biggest crony is Gulliam, a Hedgefund manager, who want to block this new source of jobs and revenue, and isn’t above lying to do so,

      • SusanWo4p

        I hope his sister agrees with him.

      • cheers2all

        Maybe both of them want to open the discussion about the possibility of a Third Party and see people’s reaction. 

        If we talk about it now, we’ll have enough time to see if it has any chance at all to become reality in 2016.

      • jerseymark

        Yes – while he does not speak for Sarah, she can easily use him to posit ideas as trial balloons which this could very well be. Now, in reply to Chuck Heath Jr. – a third party under Sarah’a leadership IS our only hope as a nation short of a violent revolution with a whole lot of angry white men saying enough is enough. All those black militants who espouse "killing whitey" have no idea what would happen if they lit that fuse. We need a new way expressed politically to relieve the pressure and frustration that is building in this country and this third party is the best answer.

        It would work too! Think of it this way, only about 65% of registered voters voted in the last election as well as the previous recent election, give or take a percent or two. Meanwhile, there are tens of millions of eligible voters who have not even registered due to their disgust with politics as usual with the number one justification being "it doesn’t matter who wins as they are all the same". The biggest growing voting block among registered voters is the independent, especially among conservatives. My point is that there is an untapped political resource just waiting to be mobilized and all it would take would be a strong, visible, charismatic, down to earth "one of us" types who can crystallize this resource into a political movement. The Tea Party has begun the process but without a out front leader/spokesperson that can personify change, it will never come to fruition. 

        The first step is for Sarah and Tea Party leaders to get together and announce that they are organizing a Constitutional conservative third party and urge all conservatives to change their party registration in support. Explain that as this ball gets rolling and the Republican Party starts seeing its base erode to nothing as tens of millions switch, it becomes obvious to everyone, including the gleeful Democrats, that the Republican Party will never again be able to defeat the Democrats. This will lead to the collective realization that the only way for the folks who are against the Progressive agenda to defeat it is to join the new party or at least vote for its candidate, Sarah Palin, at which point the Republican Party dies. Sure, some of the more liberal Republicans will likely gravitate to the Democrats, BUT the process of reshuffling the political dynamic will also cause those conservative democrats to rethink and join the new party as the excitement of the movement brings hope and change we can actually believe in. 

    • SusanWo4p

      Who knows how the "winner" of our elections is chosen…but it does seem as if the result has already been predetermined by the Insiders in DC.

      No Democrat will ever lose because the Left have the perfect mathematical strategy for winning.  Hollywood style Candidate + Full Propaganda Support by the Media + Endless New Hand-Outs.

      Any Republican who wins will only be victorious if they have been approved by the Progressive Elites (in both parties) who now engineer the selection of US President.

      In other words, no Presidential Candidate who is authentically pro-Constitution, pro-limited Government, anti-Corruption WILL EVER BE ALLOWED TO WIN AGAIN.

      So why not a Third Party?

      We aren’t going to ever win a real election again anyway.

      • generictrainee

        GOPE isn’t really fighting against statism, they’re part of PPC.

        So it’s not correct to call it "divisiveness" , the corruption is bipartisan.

      • jerseymark

        This is why Obama had to win re-election. The people of this country have not had enough yet and still listen to the bologna put out by the Democrats and the media. Progressivism and its results have to be jammed down our throats until we just can’t take any more and then the folks will finally conclude that they have been played by both parties supporting a fraud and a third party will run away with it all. This idea has to start early on, like now so it can build to 2014 and 2016 and we need a strong, visible, principled, non-politician type leader to pull the various factions and pieces together. I wonder who fits that bill? 

      • lanahi

        We have to defeat the media with a viable alternative on TV.  We MUST have a conservative TV channel to get our message across to the average voter.  Fox news is not doing it and will not.  Facebook will not do it.  We need to "talk" to the guy who comes home from work tired and sits down in front of his TV for the rest of the night.  He isn’t hearing much from conservative news.  If he doesn’t know about it, it doesn’t exist for him.

        Yes, and get rid of voter fraud by pressuring our Congressmen to make our elections fair again.  This needs to start now before 2014.

    • polarfan

      With a 3rd party you’ll force a Dem-Republican Coalition!

      To win as a Conservative Republican:

      You must be and run (Reagan-W.Bush) as an Outsider with Outsiders!

      Outsiders meaning any people (Steve Schmidt, Nicolle Wallace, …….), organizations not connected to and/or profiting from DC crony capitalism!!

      • generictrainee

        Already looks and acts like a coalition.

    • http://www.facebook.com/IsabelM.Matos Isabel Matos

      Sarah Palin would not send Representatives to Washington only to change Party Affiliation on them.

      It doesn’t make sense!

      I have entertained the thought of a Third Party in the past, but I am sticking to GOP and GOP VOter Reform unless she posts this on her wall. A Third Party is too expensive, time-consuming and Conservatives have too many opinions on how and by who it should be run.

      Can we just agree that we are frustrated at the party we have? :)

      • golfmom3

        But, the GOP has worked hard to brand itself as a caricature of Constitutional Conservatism — crony capitalist "conservatives (wink! wink!) — "conserve" as in save the status quo.  This is the problem — no one can take over state GOP party machines. 

        Isabel, you can go talk to Rubio.  I’m sure he’ll be cordial, pat you on the head, and say "I agree with you wholeheartedly, but we really have to "run this through the channels", you understand."  And when you don’t agree, he’ll try to figure out whether your voice is important enough to co-opt with some position in the party or whether to just nod his head and send you away. 

        The thing about a new party is that there will be a place for every other person like you (and me) who is effectively disenfranchised by the party machines — Democrat and Republican.  It could be a place where right-minded Libertarians move their efforts because the effort is big enough to make real change.  Look at Crist — jumping parties is a cinch.  The judgement comes on the integrity of the man or woman, not the letter behind the name.

        • lanahi

          A third party under the right candidate would be a powerful wake-up call to everyone in the nation.  It means no more business as usual.  It has to be a total break from the two parties before the average voter knows this is a major new direction for the future and not just one or two candidates who might be a little different.  There are millions who would be overjoyed at this news.  I’ll dance in the streets with them!

        • http://www.facebook.com/IsabelM.Matos Isabel Matos

          Im not really interested in meeting with him. It came up in a discussion in my group. His campaign manager from 2010 was wanting to 1. get feedback on his running in 2016 and 2. sharing some news that he had voted against the fiscal cliff, again, wanting our opinions. I suggested he invite him to our group to hear what our thoughts were directly.

          I am not interested in trashing anyone’s reputation. This person, who comes from the same background (anti-communist) that I do, which I have also explained to all, should be given a chance to answer some of my questions, and others’ first, don’t you think? He needs to know FROM ME directly that I am disappointed, too. It is only fair. If I had wanted to schmooze or rub elbows with him, all I had to do was drive to his office which is not far away from where I live.

          Trust me, it turns my stomach, but it is narrow-minded to just brand people without any thought.  Everyone deserves the chance to ANSWER our questions. And if I don’t like what I hear or see (actions do speak louder than words) I will be the first to shout at the top of my lungs that he is corrupt, incorrigible and evil if I find that he is. He needs to explain why he has betrayed the voters and listen to the viewpoints of those he has betrayed.

          I would consider it a hollow victory to start a THird Party. I would rather claim MY PARTY which I left because the Bushes hijacked it with their Progressive Agenda. 

          I would ask Christie, Huntsman and a few others to EXIT the party before I leave, too!!  They do not speak for me.  It’s OUR PARTY which we should reclaim.

          Again, why would Sarah send good REPUBLICAN Conservatives to Washington only to change party affiliations on them. It does not make sense.

    • Ron Brown

      I’m not sure of the "right" answer (3rd party or GOP), but I will offer the following.  Conservatives will never be successful until we get rid of the "can’t do" and replace with "can do."
      How many times have you heard these truisms?
      Conservative can’t be elected to national office (too extreme, not willing to compormise, etc)
      3rd Party can’t be successful
      Must be nominated to one of 2 major parties to be elected
      3rd party will only split vote

      And I’m sure there are many more truisms that I’ve not listed, but the one main one that gets my goat is the "conservatives can’t be elected to national office" truism. The reason that kills me is that it is typically "so-called" conservatives that keep selling that truism.

      We keep hearing that we are a center-right country. Explain to me how a center-right country can elect an extreme leftist with a marxist background, but can’t elect a conservative. Possibilities:
      Conservatives accept defeat before the fight
      This country is not really a center-right country
      People that identify as conservative don’t really understand what that means (i.e. they are not really conservative)

      To recap, I don’t know the right answer (3rd party vs GOP), but I do know that conservatives will not be successful until they adopt a "can do" attitude and get into the fight with a dogged determination.

      The left certainly rallied around their leader. They successfully reelected their leader in a center-right country dispite a record of failed performance. How crazy is that?

      But I know a good excuse. Mitt Romney lost. I’d suggest it is time to quit making excuses. We have been losing well before the nomination process even begins because we have already accepted that we can’t win. (see truisms above) Is there any chance that we will learn to fight, or will we keep accepting defeat?

  • bellagrazi16

    I hope Sarah does NOT renew her Fox News contract. I don’t like how she’s been treated over the years. (with the exception of a few) I would like to see her speak on all the networks. Get her message out to a wider audience. Especially, to the low information voter. Sarah needs to combat the MSM on their own turf. It would set her up perfectly for a run in ’16.

    • c4pfan

      Yeah, but I hope she does get somehow out there somehow.

  • Polarbearpapa

    Madison Rising – The Star Spangled Banner

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

  • Polarbearpapa

     We ought to consider what is the end of government before we
    determine which is the best form. Upon this point all speculative
    politicians will agree that the happiness of society is the end of
    government, as all divines and moral philosophers will agree that the
    happiness of the individual is the end of man….All sober inquirers
    after truth, ancient and modern, pagan and Christian, have declared that
    the happiness of man, as well as his dignity, consists in virtue.

    John Adams

  • Polarbearpapa

    Romans 1

    1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God—
    2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures
    3 regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David,
    4 and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
     
    5  Through him and for his name’s sake, we received grace and apostleship to call
    people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from
    faith.

    6 And you also are among those who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.

  • hrandym

     Idiocy abounds, and there seems to be no end to bizarre statements by so-called intelligentsia among elected officials and talking heads.

    I read about some recommending the issuing of licenses to illegals. How can an "illegal" get anything "legal", like a driver’s license?  If they apply, they are discovered and legally must be deported.

    Elected officials sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution, when attempting to limit legal gun possession provided by the Second Amendment, are violating the Constitution of these United States, and such an act should be punishable under the Constitution (need I say impeachment?).  The Framers gave us the Amendment process, and that is the only route to approach gun control, not executive order or even an act of Congress.  And control is what it is all about: control of a defenseless population.  The Framers knew this, and gave us that Second Amendment.

    I read comments that Hagel is an ‘antagonistic figure’.  The greatest impediment to the Hagel nomination is the nominator, the one and only Bar-act Obummer.  That did it for me.

    Well, I feel a little better, but only a little.  I need to hear more from Sarah.

  • Jon Kelly

    The Republican Party is tearing itself to shreds — ISN’T IT FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Governor Palin has shown an uncanny ability to do and say the right thing when the situation is right!! That’s why I wholeheartedly support the Governor…Look at the  allegedly "potential" candidates" they aren’t just not ready, have no personality and just don’t make it. I GLORY in the chaos that is the Republican Party. Common Sense Conservatives are dumping on the the Eastern Establishment and their toadies in the LSM  who believe "they know their right-they just don’t know what that is". The time has come TO DECIDE what does the Republican Party stand for!!!!! The SOUTH, WEST AND MIDWEST reject the Establishment and it’s about time we put out a Common Sense Plan of PRINCIPLE, VALUES and FORESIGHT for all Americans. COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES will exclude SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, CRONY CAPITALISTS and CLASS WARFARE… This is America not Europe. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/IsabelM.Matos Isabel Matos

    Sarah Palin would not send Representatives to Washington only to change Party Affiliation on them.
     
    It doesn’t make sense!
     
    I have entertained the thought of a Third Party in the past, but I am sticking to GOP and GOP VOter Reform unless she posts this on her wall. A Third Party is too expensive, time-consuming and Conservatives have too many opinions on how and by who it should be run.
     
    Can we just agree that we are frustrated at the party we have? :)

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AJY2ILN24QZAME2ZDKMQJNKBBI Chris

      Just a side note, people can change parties once they are elected…

      I think creating a 3rd party would be tough without some already elected congressmen etc. to kick start it…

      But I would not be opposed to using the GOP to get enough true conservatives elected and then have them switch parties….and do it close enough to election time the media, GOP, and PPC don’t have enough time to lie to the American people and we get another wave of them elected…

      Maybe wishful thinking but we have to do something!!!

  • travelingon

    What utter nonsense..

    …"Longtime Bush friend Al Cardenas is one of many who say they were
    besieged by calls in the weeks after the November election from
    businesspeople and current and former GOP elected officials who hope Mr.
    Bush gives serious thought to a 2016 race.

    Associated Press
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is considering running for president in 2016, close aides and friends say..

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gop-eyes-jeb-bush-050100459.html?l=1

    I know it’s yahoo, but I do not have an account at WSJ.

    • Guest

      I despise the corruptocrat.

       I am firmly committed to move heaven and earth to campaign against Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. I am totally fed up with the Bush crime family. This is our country not the Bush Dynasty’s country. Now is the time to push back against this corrupt crony capitalist family. They are just as oppressive as Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.

      Not only will I not vote for Jeb Bush. I swear on everything that is holy to me if this dirtbag is the nominee I will vote for the Marxist Democrat. I’m over it!

      There is only one way to rid ourselves from these corrupt Northeast moderates, GOLDWATER THEM!

  • mark1955

    http://www.infowars.com/despite-2008-campain-pledge-obama-aims-for-executive-action-to-restrict-guns/ Here's an all but disappeared  clip,from Obama during the 2008 campaign Flat Out Lying and saying, "I will not take your guns away". Scroll down to small "Flow Player" video,it’s only a very short video and illustrates what a Flat out Liar Obama is. Pass it on to anyone who still has any doubts. 

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AJY2ILN24QZAME2ZDKMQJNKBBI Chris

    What we all knew, Letterman finally admits to Oprah..he apologized to Palin so he could make fun of her going forward…

    http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/letterman-admits-oprah-he-apologized-palin-so-he-could-go-forward-making-fun-her

    • idesign2

      Yea, they also have the article up on NewsBusters and Mediaite. Sarah Palin may be running silent for now, but the media can’t help themselves..:)

      • TENCOLE

         Irrelevant?

    • palin45potus

      What a jerk he is!

      And sadly, enough people get their opinions from the likes of him, Jon Stewart and Bill Maher that it’s very difficult to overcome the power of mass stupidity.

      Since he planned on continuing to make fun of Sarah Palin (In service to Obama, his evil master) wouldn’t you love to see Obama mocked and ridiculed?  I bet it would KILL him.

      Can you think of anyone who deserves it more?  He so enjoys seeing others suffer that I’ve become convinced that he is pure evil.

      • TENCOLE

        Not only do they get their opinions from them…..they hold those guys at such high esteem. *sigh*

    • wodiej

      “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old."  Isaiah 43;18

    • jester2939

      Wow, and Oprah’s really looking out for the women, not! She asked him why he apologized when she should have asked why he told that "joke" in the first place. Pathetic.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/AJY2ILN24QZAME2ZDKMQJNKBBI Chris

        Yes, I have not and will not ever watch the OWN channel but I would be interested to see if there was any follow up to that….

        Seems to me the logical questions would have been something of the sort…even it had been Bristol, would it really have been appropriate?  Of all the jokes out there, that was the best you could come up with?

        Oprah seems to just accept that it would have been fine had it been Bristol…and that its ok to give a fake apology so you can attack a woman….

        What a sick society we live in!

  • palin45potus

    Very interesting posting by Chuck Jr.

    Okay, here’s where I’m at.

    The GOP is forevermore on my list of enemies because of their betrayal.  It’s been 2 years now, and the turmoil in DC only serves to show us how badly served we are by the GOP, who is the enabling party for the thugocrats.  The reverse argument is that the GOP is really quite content with allowing Obama and his thugs to go on "Wilding" the American People, because the GOP gets what they want while getting to pose as the party that will ride in to our rescue.  

    Hence the coming push for Jeb Bush to save the day.  They’ll have a sophisticated propaganda campaign that will have Republicans thinking he’s another Ronald Reagan (Which is of course opposed to the message he and Mitt were sending back in 2009 but when you’re the boss you make up the rules and everyone complies or else)

    But a Sarah Palin?  The GOP would rather lose, and will go to extraordinary lengths to do so.  They’ll move primary dates, lure in people to water down the votes, have 35 debates moderated by the left, etc.

    Why should I waste any of my time with them?  I’m better off looking for another country to move to, presuming that the Dems and GOP will successfully "Partner" to complete their radical transformation of the country I love and have served into a Dystopian Nightmare.  Look at France, they are openly hostile to success and are happy to admit it.  Are we any different?  The entitled class of high dollar bureaucrats and consultants and lobbyists care only about amassing power and using to to further enslave the general population.  They hate us.  They regard as unworthy of living.

    While I despise the left, they are what I knew them to be.  Drenched in racial resentment and class envy, they are embittered and enraged, and feel they have the right to violently lash out at those they have been taught to dislike.

    But the real problem is the GOP that goes along with this instead of being willing to fight to save the country.

    When they left Sarah Palin to be blamed for Tucson, the GOP became dead to me.

    • c4pfan

      Very good post from him! 

    • Ron Brown

      I’ve admitted many times that I just can’t figure politics out. Politics is about the strangest beast I’ve ever witnessed. But your description of the GOP certainly seems reasonable given the history. I posted the following in reponse to the post about Chuck Jr’s facebook post. I just get so frustrated with all the conservative "can’t do" attitude. What I have trouble figuring out is whether these "can’t do" conservatives are really conservatives, or just posing in order to discourage true conservatives. But again, if true conservatives allow themselves to be discouraged to the point of accepting defeat, then that "excuse" is on us too.

      Posted earlier in response to Chuck Jr’s facebook post:

      I’m not sure of the "right" answer (3rd party or GOP), but I will offer the following. Conservatives will never be successful until we get rid of the "can’t do" and replace with "can do."

      How many times have you heard these truisms?
      Conservative can’t be elected to national office (too extreme, not willing to compormise, etc)
      3rd Party can’t be successful
      Must be nominated to one of 2 major parties to be elected
      3rd party will only split vote

      And I’m sure there are many more truisms that I’ve not listed, but the one main one that gets my goat is the "conservatives can’t be elected to national office" truism. The reason that kills me is that it is typically "so-called" conservatives that keep selling that truism.

      We keep hearing that we are a center-right country. Explain to me how a center-right country can elect an extreme leftist with a marxist background, but can’t elect a conservative. Possibilities:

      Conservatives accept defeat before the fight
      This country is not really a center-right country
      People that identify as conservative don’t really understand what that means (i.e. they are not really conservative)

      To recap, I don’t know the right answer (3rd party vs GOP), but I do know that conservatives will not be successful until they adopt a "can do" attitude and get into the fight with a dogged determination.

      The left certainly rallied around their leader. They successfully reelected their leader in a center-right country dispite a record of failed performance. How crazy is that?

      But I know a good excuse. Mitt Romney lost. I’d suggest it is time to quit making excuses. We have been losing well before the nomination process even begins because we have already accepted that we can’t win. (see truisms above) Is there any chance that we will learn to fight, or will we keep accepting defeat?

      • SusanWo4p

        I think a Conservative could win a Presidential Election….but I don’t think a Conservative will be able to GET THROUGH THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY PROCESS.

        The progressive GOP Insiders control the process…and, in the end, they would rather LOSE TO A DEMOCRAT than to have a true Conservative win the Presidency. 

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