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I’m going with the Falcons, Packers, Broncos, and Patriots this weekend.

The Governor’s dad will be giving a speech on January 19th in Coeur d’Alene.


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  • ZH100

    Good morning all.

    Excellent article about Gov.Palin’s record of accomplishments.

    ‘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.

    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.


    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

    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.


    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.

    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.


    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.

    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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

    ‘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."

    ‘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."

  • ZH100

     How the Palin emails backfired on the media.

    ‘Sarah Palin email witch hunt backfires – squeaky clean good governor!’

    From the article:

    "The release of Sarah Palin’s emails backfires, as not only does she come off as squeaky clean, she looks like a very hard working governor by the looks of these communications. According to NPR, nothing of any concern was found among the thousands of Palin emails released."

    ‘American Way: Sarah Palin email frenzy backfires on her media antagonists’

    Form the article:

    "The trove of more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics.

    One can only assume that the Left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are now viewing the result as a rather poor return on their considerable investment.

    If anything, Mrs Palin seems likely to emerge from the scrutiny of the 24,000 pages, contained in six boxes and weighing 275 pounds, with her reputation considerably enhanced. As a blogger at Powerline noted, the whole saga might come to be viewed as “an embarrassment for legacy media”.

    ‘Operation Backfire: E-Mails Prove Sarah Palin Was A Great Governor’

    From the article:

    "Governor Palin conducted the business of her state in a transparent, bi-partisan, and responsible manner. She worked long, hard hours and treated everyone with respect. America is finding out that Palin is a smart, effective, fiscally responsible leader whose goal has always been to serve the people she represents.

    She knows how to prioritize, delegate, and choose the most qualified and competent people to serve with her. America is learning that even in the face of death threats from crazed liberals, Gov. Palin just kept working and putting Alaska and Alaskans first."

    ‘The Sarah Palin email mania backfires on the media’

    From the article:

    "As 13,000 emails of the former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, were released on Friday, the Liberal main-stream media scurried down to Juneau, Alaska to collect 24,000 pages of what they thought could be a damning story.

    Dozens of major news publications released the 24,000 pages online to find something to smear the possible 2012 Republican contender, but their search came out dry.

    Instead, what they found was a hard-at-work governor leading the great state of Alaska.

    In detail, the emails display her down-to-earth tenure as governor and the policies she put in place while serving the 49th state."

    CNN finding that Palin was hard-working governor


    The real Sarah Palin  (March,2012)

    Emails reveal her to be an effective hands-on leader

    From the article:

    The Sarah Palin who emerges from the email dump isn’t the partisan snowbilly of media caricature. She’s a tough-minded reformer who took on Big Oil and corrupt members of her own party and beat them.

    Film shows Palin’s someone to admire

    From the article:

    "And it’s exactly what most Americans expected 24,000 pages of personal and business emails to reveal about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Obsessive news hounds scrounged through pages and pages, looking for damning information that could wipe the outspoken conservative from America’s political scene.

    What they found, though not so widely publicized, was the inner workings of an efficient, informed and very involved governor that mounted an unprecedented 80 plus approval rating while in office. The people of Alaska loved her and appreciated her backbone and focus on making their state a better place."

    Palin: the emails, the Paul Revere flap, and the foolish media

    From the article:

    "Similarly, the mainstream media stands with egg dripping all over its face, yet again. Nothing in the emails contains the slightest hint that Palin was anything other than a hard-working Governor, a caring mother and wife, and an all-around good-natured human being…not exactly what the death squads of WaPo, the NYT, and other mainstream outlets had in mind.

    This shockingly laughable scenario is in sharp contrast to the manner in which the media handled Barack Obama, whom it woefully failed to properly investigate in 2007-08. Where were all of the reporters who should have been camped outside the door of domestic terrorist William Ayers, who launched Obama’s political career from his living room?"

    Rush on Palin’s emails: What a spectacular backfire!

    From the article:

    "Rush started his show today noting what a spectacular backfire on the media it was that Sarah Palin withstood the media looking for dirt in every syllable of her 24,000 emails. He wonders who else could have withstood such an analysis.

    Gov. Palin has been microscopically analyzed on an unprecedented level and she still comes up clean. I doubt anyone else could have withstood the intense scrutiny that she has undergone.

    • 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."

      • ZH100

        #Palinemails Show that the Center-Left Superintendent of the Anchorage School District Praised Palin for “Her Vision [and] Leadership” (June 17 2011)

        From the article:

        "If you don’t believe what we say about Governor Palin’s leadership, here’s what the center-left superintendent of the Anchorage School District said about Palin:

        "Thank you so much for your vision, leadership, and support for our public schools this week. I cannot tell you how much all of us want to celebrate with you. The idea that we could actually plan ahead, really focus on student achievement,connecting with parents and families, and really digging into the serious issues of low graduation rates and high drop out rates excites me very much. We spend too much time trying to justify our collective needs, when we should be focused on teaching and learning.

        You and your staff are to be commended for honoring the work of the Joint Funding Task Force and for honoring your commitments made during the election for early and forward funding."

  • ZH100

    ‘Winning an Emmy by Gaming the Truth’ (September,2012)

    From the article:

    "Shame on HBO for producing this hit piece. Shame on Julianne Moore and the rest of the rogues’ gallery who made up the cast for starring in it. And shame on the Emmys for rewarding the slander and deception that went into making it."

    • ZH100

      ‘HBO’s “Game Change” Creates A New Film Genre–Histrionic, Historical Fiction’ (March,2012 )

      • ZH100

        ‘Game Change’: A made-up narrative from two axe-grinders’ ( March , 2012)

        From the article:

        "From watching “Game Change,” this much is clear: (1) Steve Schmidt is an absolutely brilliant campaign strategist who gave Sen. John McCain the idea to put “Country First” (it had never occurred to the war hero); and (2) Nicolle Wallace is a demure, yet quietly ingenious, media savant who can handle any crisis.

        Oh, but wait: Mr. Schmidt ran one of the worst campaigns in the history of presidential elections, losing to a first-term senator from Illinois with no experience governing anything, and Ms. Wallace let the entire message of the McCain campaign be overrun by — “Saturday Night Live”?

        I spent a year of my life on the McCain campaign, and I can tell you this: Nuh uh. “Game Change” is a ridiculous farce of a movie — even more absurd as a chronicle of a major historical event — that appears to have been written mostly by Mr. Schmidt and Ms. Wallace, two players who have major axes to grind with the higher-ups of the McCain campaign."

        • ZH100

          ‘Thank You for Your Generous Contribution to Attacking Sarah Palin’

          From the article:

          "Because the “inside” information in Game Change- and every other attack on Palin-was supplied by people who were paid by the McCain campaign to try to get John McCain and Sarah Palin elected. These were self-professed Bushies, who were, in fact, so insecure and so unsure of themselves that they always insisted on being described as “Senior Policy Advisor to John McCain,” like somehow the rest of us cared what they were called.

          And they are the same people who are now describing Game Change as an “out-of-body experience,” or as “true enough to make me squirm” on every mainstream media outlet and every liberal blog they can find.

          Nobody is more popular on the Huffington Post or MSNBC right now that those Bushies who screwed up the country by: 1) Screwing up the country in the first place and; 2) making sure Obama was elected in 2008 as a result of them screwing up the McCain campaign too.

          Not 24 hours after Mrs. Palin changed an otherwise apathetic Republican National Convention in Minneapolis- where the locals were rude and the enthusiasm by delegates over the McCain candidacy was stunted- into an event of a lifetime, with her stunning and charming debut that enthralled delegates and TV audiences, these same McCain staffers were leaking fabricated and exaggerated information to the press about her."

  • Crueladev Smith

    It has been awhile…

    So long I forgot my log in!

    Oh well! But when I run across something I think is a must watch, see, or hear…I will post!

    If this has been posted before…my apologizes….if not…THEN WATCH IT and pass it forward!

    Best regards in the New Year!  Lock and Load!
    Crueladev :)

    • Lipstick

       Good to see you!

    • Rightmindedmom

      Thank you, Cruela!  I watched the whole thing and will forward this via Facebook and Twitter.

  • deniseinmiami

    Has this been posted? Todd Palin on the cover of Alaska magazine.

    • c4pfan

      Yeah, that’s cool!

    • jester2939

      Todd’s got his game face on!

  • jerseymark

    I am pretty sure that these clowns on the Left, Obama included, have absolutely no idea just how big this issue over guns is and how it will play out if they push it real hard. Do they really think that the national guard or the U.S. Army is going to come against their fellow citizens to enforce some crazy executive order? Especially when many of the Governors in charge of their national guards so no way Jose. Interesting times indeed.

    With regard to today’s words of wisdom from C.S. Lewis, this passage again comes from “The Weight of Glory” and continues the existing topic from a more negative slant:

    “Perhaps it seems rather crude to describe glory as the fact of being ‘noticed’ by God. But this is
    almost the language of the New Testament. St. Paul promises to those who love God not, as we should expect, that they will know Him, but that they will be known by Him (1 Cor. 8:3). It is a strange promise. Does not God know all things at all times? But it is dreadfully reechoed in another passage of the New Testament. There we are warned that it may happen to any one of us to appear at last before the face of God and hear only the appalling words, ‘ I never knew you. Depart from Me’. In some sense, as dark to the intellect as it is unendurable to the feelings, we can be both banished from the presence of Him who is present everywhere and erased from the
    knowledge of Him who knows all. We can be left utterly and absolutely outside – repelled, exiled, estranged, finally and unspeakably ignored. On the other hand, we can be called in, welcomed, received, acknowledged. We walk every day on the razor edge between these two incredible possibilities. Apparently then, our lifelong nostalgia, our longing to be reunited with something in the universe from which we now feel cut off, to be on the inside of some door which we have always seen from the outside, is no mere neurotic fancy, but the truest index of our real situation. And to be at last summoned inside would be both glory and honour beyond all our merits and also the healing of that old ache.”

    Some sobering language in this passage, but I most heartily disagree with the idea that “We walk every day on the razor edge between” God’s acceptance and His rejection. Once again we see in Mr. Lewis’ writing the spiritual attitude of the Anglican Church of that era with its sin consciousness which finds expression in the view that we are all one misplaced step from Hell.
    Now, there surely is a place for preaching on the absolute reality of Hell, which is truly the complete and utter absence of God. Not too many preachers will go there when it is certainly a part of what the unbelieving world needs to hear. Folks often joke about Hell as the better place to be as their friends will be there and Heaven will be so boring and no fun and they have no idea at all what they are saying. Good preaching on the reality of Hell has brought about the salvation of millions of people and some denominations adopt the attitude that once you are saved there is nothing else but waiting for the Second Coming.

    Yes, there are those who will tell Jesus of all the great things they did in His name and who will here that unbearable phrase “I never knew you. Depart from Me.” However, that is a warning to all those who call themselves by some Christian denomination of which they are members and who have considered themselves quite religious BUT at no time did they surrender themselves to the Lord and declare Him to be the Lord of their lives. There are “Christian” denominations in this modern time openly question whether Jesus was actually resurrected from the dead and they have “Christian” theologians and Bible “scholars” doing their best to destroy the integrity of God’s Word downplaying the mission and role of Jesus in an effort to attain ecumenical cohesion with Judaism and Islam, both of which denies that Jesus is God. Those folks in those Churches may do a lot of things “in the name of Jesus” but their hearts are far from Him. Scripture is clear – you must believe in your heart that Jesus was raised from the dead bodily and confess with your mouth that He is Lord in order to be saved. PERIOD.

    I have come much further in this direction than I expected as the point of my disagreement as stated earlier is that a “born again” Christian does not walk on the razor edge. He has an assurance in his spirit that he is the Lord’s and that Jesus surely knows him. Most of the New Testament, especially the Epistles, is all about the joy and confidence we are to have as believers knowing that we are not of this world and that Jesus is busy at this moment making ready our mansions in Heaven. There can be momentary times of doubt as Satan seeks to confuse and disorient a Christian, especially when young in the Lord, but Jesus does not permit that state to continue for very long for He will not lose any that the Father has given Him. Being “born again” is just the beginning as our physical birth was just the beginning. Our eternal life begins at that moment even while we are still here. This is our nursery in which we learn and grow spiritually until we graduate and leave the nursery behind

  • ZH100

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


    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2012 Accomplishments

    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2011 Accomplishments

    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2010 Accomplishments

    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2009 Accomplishments

    Gubernatorial Accomplishments 2006 – 2008

    Oil and Gas Conservation Commission 2003 – 2004

    City of Wasilla, Mayor 1996 – 2002

    Wasilla City Council 1992 – 1996

    KTUU Sportscasting 1987 – 1992

    Commercial Fishing

    Athletic Accomplishments

    Hunting and Subsistence Fishing

    Marriage and Family

  • technopeasant

    I’ve had a problem lately: Not knowing what to write about politically speaking and not having the will to conjure up an idea or two with the earnestness I usually try to deliver.

    Having said that, my period of infertility and "intellectual low blood sugar" should end soon.

    • palin45potus

      Hey Techno!

      I’ve missed both your political observations as well as your thoughts on the NFL

      Take care

    • barracuda43

      Hey Techno! Since Jackonsiville isn’t interested in Tebow what do you think about this ideal. If he is going to be a back up why not the Redskins. Perfect offense for him and he will get to play because RG is not going to make it a full  season unhurt running that system. 

      • TexS2012

        I’d like to see RG and Tebow on the same team.

    • blueniner

      How  about Tim Tebow being turned down by the new GM of Jacksonville. This morning on First Take (the espn ) show, Coach Herman Edwards suggested Tebow go to the CFL league where he can play and hone his skills, because he cant go to some team and just sit. JVille was a good landing for him beacuse of his legendary fan base he would attract, but apparently this Caldwell isnt interested.

  • wodiej

    "Let all that you do be done in love."  1 Corinthians 16:14

  • palin45potus

    Some fantastic commentary by a couple of the better contributors here.

    First off, Mister L tees off on Glenn Beck.

    The salient points that connected here with me were that Glenn Beck is a phony, and I think that his mistreatment of Sarah Palin was second only to John Ziegler among journalists.  I suspect both of them wanted to hitch themselves to a perceived rising star, and that when things got rough after Tucson, they both couldn’t dump on her fast enough.  Good Riddance!

    Another point he makes is the rise of the squishy middle as a possible 3rd party.  All I can say is, "Why would we need a 3rd lefty party?"  I predicted yesterday when commenting on Chuck Jr’s pitch for a 3rd Party that we could expect to see some Bloombergian 3rd Party being touted by the media as the greatest thing since the Bass-O-Matic.  But I have no doubt in my suspicious mind that both parties are very aware of Chuck Heath’s comments, because they know that his sister could attract both disaffected Conservatives as well as the Reagan Democrats, and this might be enough to make the RINO-centric GOP a weak 3rd option in short order.  

    And secondly, Isabel Matos writes on the Gary P Jackson site about Boehner’s use of bribery to win the day for himself, and waddayaknow, our old friend Michele Bachmann appears to have once again compromised herself.

    Man, that gal sure does know how to play the part of firebrand conservative for the cameras and the Right Wing radio hosts while slipping knives into our backs with astonishing regularity.  I’m suspect that the GOP leadership is quite pleased with her deftness at double-talk and deceit.

    I don’t know about you all, but I found her to be something of a phony right from the get-go myself. There just seemed to be something manufactured and calculating about everything she did, from her whining about being targeted by Nancy Pelosi to her claiming to be the second-most hated GOP woman by the Dems behind Sarah Palin, it always looked as though she was auditioning for the role of playing Sarah Palin while winking that she really didn’t mean a bit of it.

    • narciso

       Well I was remarking on the supplanting of parties, by more powerful faction, the Democratic-Republicans to the Whigs to the GOP in this country, the Whigs to the Liberals to Labour in the UK, although the LDP comes from some of the same roots, Eliot’s Middle March addresses that last era when the Whigs missed the mark.

    • Guest

       I was over Back-stab-man before it was cool to be over Back-stab-man!

    • misterlogic0013

      no, no, no ..  on all. Michele Backmann rallied the troops against healthcare like no other, she stood on the steps with many others (Levin) included. (I was there) Why single her out ?  divide conquer ? Mr. L,  no friend of mine, he was outright nasty to me for my views, because he loved Romney, jealousy the root of all evil. Glen Beck isn’t the end all, in his heart he is a good man, after his treatment of the Newtster, I lost interest, although he is part of the solution. 3rdly no way a third party does anyone good, only leads to more division, impossible, made to order for crazy left. Chuck Jr. has right to his opinion, I take it for what its worth.
        Many good bloggers here although many left b/c of censorship .. they got kicked off b/c they didn’t go along to get along. I have been attacked many times, extreme nastiness, rude, obnoxious comments. C4Pailn has a mix of professionals contributing, some not on same page with Tea Party, Sarah, makes the world go around. Grassroots wins the day, not splitting hairs ..
        should I post this ? what the heck .. all facts not fiction .. solutions / where is Hillary ? debt out of control .. 45 all in good faith ..

      • narciso

         Why did she not exclusively on that platform, why did she take it upon herself, to become the spokesmen for the Tea Party, why did she in the end, chose not to stand with Sarah in Nashville, and not even cash the SarahPac check, support Boehner, who is a symptom of the problem,

        • jester2939

          All very good questions.

      • palin45potus

        I respect your viewpoint, but I haven’t forgotten Tucson, and I think that we will never again see Sarah Palin in any support of Bachmann.

        If I’m wrong, I’ll be the first to admit it.

        • misterlogic0013

           I agree Sarah / Tea Party learned many hard lessons. Backmann from old school GOP, courage deficient GOP in DC / Sarah has it all in Alaska ..   evolution / merging Tea Party into GOP going on full steam ahead ..

          • dave7777

            Just a gentle reminder…..the Romney folks changed the way delegates would be chosen in future primaries so as to minimize supporters of conservatives. They were aiming at Paul folks, but it is written in such a way that delegates would be hand chosen by the powers-that-be. Second, not yet enacted, the GOP is alarmed at the power of the conservatives (they put it shifting the primaries to the right) and are concocting a means to minimize this shift in the future. Make no mistake, the GOP is tightening the noose so as to favor GOPe type candidates, thus pushing the conservatives further out of the party.
            Things are not as succeptable to takeover as when Reagan ran.
            Keep this in mind as we discuss the third party approach.

            • TexS2012

              That is true about the delegates. If Sarah got any support from them I never heard it. I almost think the Republicians burned their bridges with Sarah Palin at the convention. They don’t plan to let her in their elite little party anytime, now or the future. We just have to wait and see what Sarah does and how things shake out. As long as Sarah is still a politician, with her PAC operating then I’m KTF. If she becomes an independent rather than a Republician that will be very revealing. IMO.

            • blueniner

              Someone recently played the video of the Maine delegates at the convention walking out on the GOP, because the GOP machine refused to recognize them. I assume that video got supressed at the time. We knew there were some shenanigans going on the time, but this video showed these folks booing and walking out.

      • mark1955

        "Rallied the troops against healthcare like no other". It passed didn’t it?If that is one of her succcesses, I’d would not like to see what her failures are like? She has not one single concrete accomplishment in her entire shiftless political carreeer and it took her untill late 2011 to finally get her first Bill passed.

         Bachmann had the most Anti-Tea Party, Anti-Freedom and Liberty job an American can have as a tax collector for the IRS. Her family farm and her husband’s clinic,are largely subsidized by the government. Another thing,why isn’t Bachmann going after Huma Abedin now? What’s stopping her. Was Bachmann just making a little bit of noise before her November re-election vote to build up her "Conservative" street cred? That’s exactly what it was.

      • c4pfan

        I really don’t understand what you are saying.

      • Walter Sobchak

        Bachmann is a clown and a backstabber. The only reason she ran for POTUS was to act as a stalking-horse for Teh Mittenz and keep SP out of the race. She’s never won a statewide office, she’s accomplished nothing in Congress, she barely won her own very conservative district, and the scumbags she surrounded herself with trashed SP at every opportunity.

        • misterlogic0013

          that’s  what you think, how many elections have you won ?  creditably zero 

    • section9

      Brutal takedown by Mr. L.

      People don’t realize that Beck turned on Palin once he recognized that Romney had more reach and more money (and he was also a fellow Mormon). I don’t quite believe that Palin trusts Beck anymore, but I won’t speak for her.

      • narciso

         Romney was one of those that Eliot, mentioned in the Second coming, ‘they lack all conviction’
        Speaking of clownshoe moves, they’ve brought back Rich Sanchez in the drive time hour,

        • section9

          Yeah, I noticed that too. Everyone has to put food on the table.

          • narciso

             Well Fox Latino signed him up too, ‘for reasons passing understanding’ this is the same station that took McGuinness’s tripe, almost at face value, then again, the ratings didn’t improve when they replaced him with I forget now.

      • Lipstick

         Beck is for Beck.
        Some liberals get caught in his crossfire while fighting for himself, which is a good thing. But I wouldn’t trust him if he told me the sky was blue.

  • misterlogic0013

    Good for Sarah,s dad, great example of all that is good .. wouldn’t you know it, its Sarah Palin,s dad .. any questions ?  who is OB,s dad ??     thought so ……..  not mean spirited, simply pointing to the factssssss..

  • c4pfan

    I saw this funny pic on Obama on facebook…too funny!

    Drat, link doesn’t work! :( It was of Obama as a Lie Dispenser. Obama was shapped like a Pez despinser with Lie tablets falling out!

  • Pete Petretich

    Sarah has more descendants who were on the Mayflower than the notorious Bush Clan. In fact, more than any US President except FDR.

    I’m reading her dad’s book right now…

    • jester2939

      I’m starting that this weekend – I finally have some time. Can’t wait!! My friend in L.A. finished it last week and said it was fascinating. She appreciated learning more about Sarah and what shaped her too.

      • Pete Petretich

        Inspirational is the word I am using to describe it.

        Btw, one reason I so relate to her is that my father was also a school teacher.

        • jester2939


          Btw Pete, did you like The Hobbit?

    • Exgunman

      "Sarah has more descendants who were on the Mayflower than the notorious Bush Clan."……Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig were on the Mayflower?????????????….:>)I think the Word is   " Ancestors"

  • travelingon

     YAY, Go Falcons!

    • c4pfan


  • Polarbearpapa

    Madison Rising – The Star Spangled Banner

    • TexS2012

      I have to listen to it three or four times before I’m satisfied!  :)

  • Polarbearpapa

    It is yet to be decided whether the Revolution must ultimately be
    considered as a blessing or a curse: a blessing or a curse, not to the
    present age alone, for with our fate will the destiny of unborn millions
    be involved.

    George Washington

  • Polarbearpapa

    Ephesians 2

    1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of
    the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in
    those who are disobedient. 

    3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.

    4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  

    6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of
    his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 

    8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 

    10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

  • Isabel Matos

    Here you go.  A few sellouts who handed the Speakership back to Boehner at the last minute.  Guess who is at the top of the list?

    • polarfan

      Fact is that after 2 years ALL except for a few are corrupted and members of the DC political elite!


      • Isabel Matos

        The list is long!  The only good news in all this is that John Boehner was losing, and he had to resort to this "bribing" as a way to keep his position. 

    • c4pfan


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