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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 issubeteutiful photoses 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
  • palin45potus

    Breaking news: Thousands injured falling off the Broncos bandwagon

    • cudaforever

      P45, That’s a classic :)

      I am thinking that the Broncos may be living under some kinda of a Curse now — The Curse of Tebow !! Kinda like the Curse of the Bambino which hit the Red Sox after they traded Babe.

      • stevethird

         And that Curse was very real!!!

    • nkra

      Yes.  And MAYBE we’ll get a break from the Payton Manning hero-worship for a brief moment.

    • racefan3

      No Tebow…No Magic!…denver got exactly what they deserved…nothing!!

      • Guest

        damn straight…..   screw you elway.!!..

        bottoms up rf3!

  • ZH100

    Dennis Prager and Hugh Hewitt on their Event with Sarah Palin. ( okt ,2010)

  • 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

  • Pete Petretich

    Will Fox RINO News ask Sarah to do live coverage of this year’s CPAC?

    If not, why not?

    • wodiej

      We would be better served by letting God and Gov. Palin decide these things. There are so many ways we could be making a difference and inserting ourselves in business that does not concerns us is counterproductive and a waste of time.

      • Pete Petretich

        However, it’s a plain and obvious fact that she would steal the show, whether she was on stage or not.

        That’s important to keep in mind.

      • Audrey_I

        God had not done us any favors lately.  For example, Breitbart is dead, the democrats are in control, America is suffering, the mainstream media keeps broadcasting their lies and drawing in the low information voters, Obama has been reelected and Christians are being denied their rights to religious expression.

        • wodiej

          That is because many so called  Christians have been turning their back on God. Saying one thing, doing something else.  You see it every single day on this blog and many others.  Not God’s fault-ours.  Conservatives are the ones to blame for Gov. Palin not going after the brass ring-no one else.  They did not give her the support.  

          • carmtom13

            You are absolutely right. Many bought the BS that was put out from both sides about Governor Palin and are slowly waking up to the fact that she is not what the BS artist on both sides said she was.

            • friskyness

               Yes, Christians said no go God and yes to the devil.  Things won’t get better until people say no to the devil……devil go away…………………….

    • senator20526

       She didn’t do live coverage of the general election…..

      • Pete Petretich

        She could have, though. It would have been good for Fox RINO ratings.

        The only reason she was given a generous Fox RINO contract was so that the GOPe could use it to sit on her vast influence. Huckster is not a serious person, in contrast, but the same political dynamic applies. The great fear of the money freaks who control the GOPe (after 2008) was that Sarah and or Huckster would take over the Republican party.

        Huckster got a personal TV show and a fancy house in Florida and a smiling wife.

        Sarah is not for sale…

  • wodiej

    "Lord, I ask for your presence in my life today.  May I feel your love and know that you are
    with me in all that I think, all that I say and all that I do."  Amen

    • carmtom13

      Thought I would share this with all of you. When I was going through a difficult time one of my co-workers put this message on my desk.
      On the top of the paper it had in bold capital letters IMPORTANT MESSAGE
      Good Morning, this is God. I will be handling all your problems today. I will not need your help, so have a good day.
      My Mom use to say everything happens for a reason we may not like it but we learn from it and to trust in God and it always gets the darkest before the dawn..God closes one door and opens another. I believe God will show us the way and it will be up to the people to see it and follow it. Have Faith.

  • wodiej

    "The world has many problems.  But none of them can be solved by a vengeful
    mind or a bitter heart."  Love is My Gospel by Paul Ferrini

  • Guest

    Bush crime family hitman Mark McKinnon announces "No Labels" attracts Huntsman, McLame, and Bubba Clinton. ROFL!–election.html

    • bedr1

      Ha ha this no label is a joke, started by career politicians who hate the voice of the people.

    • golfmom3

      "It’s not about centrism, it’s about a new attitude toward the realities we face. It’s about finding Democrats and Republicans who will check their egos at the door,” said Huntsman, whose decidedly centrist run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination flamed out early in the primary process."

      What is the difference between centrism and Huntsman’s new attitude?  I do not understand the premise.  And what part of "decidedly centrist run . . .flamed out early in the primary process" causes others to buy in to this endeavor?   How does this work in the free market of ideas? 

      Flamed out=ash=cold=not useful for people looking for light.

  • Pete Petretich

    Isn’t it interesting that the very people who point fingers at Sarah and try to dismiss her are at the same time pointing four fingers back at themselves?

    Specifically I am reminded today of the way beltway leeches accuse her of "cashing in" and trying to make money from being a celebrity. These are the very same people who make a fancy living off the Beltway Jacuzzi.

    Just as Obama never criticized Chicago Corruption as he climbed the Chicago ladder, these accusers of Sarah never criticize the increasingly opulent suburbs of Washington, DC. Also consider the well-paid political hacks and liars on the Romney campaign.

    Do you even remember Mitt Romney? Whatever happened to that guy?

    • Audrey_I

      Romney ran the most lackluster presidential campaign in the past hundred years, he refused to respond to Obama operatives who called him a murderer, tax evader and thief; and he campaigned relentlessly against conservative opposition from Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin. 

      Romney was a space filler for the Republican establishment who are comfortable with an Obama presidency.

      • Pete Petretich

        I live in liberal northeast Ohio. I’ll never forget the months and months of heavily caked on anti-Romney ads that went up long before his engineered RNC coronation.

        Was that overkill on the part of Dems? Is there any chance at all that Obama would lose northeast Ohio?

        No, they completely defined Romney in the eyes of all the voters they needed to win. When that guy finally opened his mouth it didn’t matter what he said.

        It still doesn’t matter today, actually…

      • carmtom13

        I remember after one of the primary debates Donna Brazile a democrat stratagist said that the dems want Romney to run against because they know they can beat him and George Stephanopolis cut her off. The establishment weasels in DC Rove and the rest of the DC GOP numbskulls did not pay any attention to her words they just kept pushing Romney down our throats and repeating he is the only one who can win. Governor Palin had said on fox that she and McCain were the only ones who ran against BHO and his Chicago crew and tried to tell them what they were up against. Did they pay attention to her words? NO! We have to thank Rove and the rest of the DC GOP weasels for another 4 years of BHO. Many of us knew Romney could not win the general election, as far as Ryan goes he could not carry his own state. Those DC weasels had a winner in Sarah Palin who is not afraid to take on BHO or even the DC establishment but they threw her aside for the person they kept saying is the only one who can win so they thought. Instead of getting behind a woman with a spine they joined the libs in the BS about her. DC GOP played right into the libs hands and help divide the party. As Breitbart said we will no longer sit down and shut up! There is a leader who can unite the party and that person is Governor Palin so time for the DC GOP elite to either wake up and get behind her or get the hell out of the way. If they continue what they are doing it will be a cold day in hell before another repub is elected president. They can forget about all the names they are throwing out there for 2016 not a true conservative among them. There will be third party for sure.

  • Pete Petretich

    Has anyone noticed that Breitbart is pushing "Zero Dark Thirty"?

    I have no opinion either way. I’ll eventually see it because I’m interested in the subject matter.

    Nevertheless, many anti-Obama people were criticizing the film not long ago because it seemed timed to boost Obama into re-election. In a similar way, "Game Change" seemed timed to stop the Sarah train…

    • 1776er

      The film does not trumpet Obama’s role in running down OBL or mounting the raid to get him.  Far from it.  The film depicts the politicians in the White House as dithering for over 100 days while demanding absolute proof from the CIA that OBL was inside the compound.  

      As each goes by without action from the White House in the film the lead character furiously scribbles the number of days in red sharpie ink on the window of her politician boss’s office.  As the number of days went over 100  the odds of OBL moving on grew longer and the odds of Obama getting him grew shorter.  

      The film implies that the thought of losing OBL like Clinton did in an election year was what finally pushed the White House to reluctantly ok the raid.  The film even implies that the CIA threatened the White House with this.  DC is the City of Leaks.

      What the film did not explicitly examine was the reason for the White House reluctance.  Jimmy  Carter’s catastrophic Desert One helicopter debacle in the Iranian sandstorm.  They didn’t want to run that risk before the election.  Never addressed in the film.

      This film was not an election boost for Obama.  Far from it.  

      I found it interesting that the one well known star recruited to act in the film was James Gandolfini.  You remember him.  Tony Soprano the mobster.  He played the Leon Panetta character.  I don’t believe the casting was coincidental.  Panetta is a long term inside the beltway political veteran who knows how to keep the cooties off of him.  No dung ever lands on his plate.  Tony Soprano was a perfect character match.  If anybody could have pressured a reluctant White House to do something it didn’t want to do it would be Leon Panetta aka Tony Soprano.  

  • technopeasant

    Most Palinistas know by now that the Denver Broncos were upset by the Baltimore Ravens yesterday in Denver.

    But bguynn in a comment at strikes at the heart of the loss:

    Before  yesterday’s game in his career Peyton Manning was 0-3 in the playoffs when the temperature was under 40 degrees (non-domed stadiums).

    Here is his comment:

    "Is Manning really 0-4 under 40 degrees? I know that’s not a big sample size, but why on earth do you go to Denver if you can’t play in cold weather? That’s like aliens in Signs coming to a planet that is 2/3 covered by their only weakness."

    Here is my take:

    1) Peyton Manning played his entire career at home except this year in a temperature regulated dome. Have you ever heard the phrase "fish out of water?"

    Take golf: Despite the experience of veteran players, there are some golf courses they will never play well at no matter how hard they try to make the adjustment. And with that experience comes the realization there is little you can do later in your career to change that reality.

    2) Why did Peyton Manning choose to join a team who played its home games in a non-domed stadium?

    Two key reasons come to mind:

    A team with a domed stadium never offered him a contract. Actually that’s not quite correct as I believe the Arizona Cardinals were in the hunt for his services.

    Manning didn’t feel he could win the Super Bowl with a team who played in a domed stadium and/or wouldn’t be paid the money he wanted.

    Yes, Manning commented at the time that John Elway sold him on the idea of coming to Denver but this is not rocket science: Manning knew he would be playing outdoors in January if the Broncos won their division (quite likely). Did Manning think the Broncos were a good enough team to take him to The Promised Land regardless of his inability to play well in cold weather outdoors?

    3) When I first heard Manning was going to don a glove for the playoff game (and Flacco did not) I had a flashback to Manning’s two games in New England (2003, 2004) in terrible weather where he threw only 1 TD pass and had five interceptions, where his passer rating was 35.5 and 69.3 respectively. Here again is another case where the pundits were completely out to lunch in not bringing up Manning’s previous futility. And the question needs to be asked: Did this negligence have anything to do with the media’s advocacy of Manning for MVP of the regular season, in that they did not want to inject any negative attribute in making its case? And back to my original point: Why no focus on the glove?

    4) And why was John Elway and the Denver Broncos so keen to sign Peyton Manning given his futility in playing playoff games in cold weather?

    Were the Broncos so desperate to get rid of Tim Tebow and at the same time to land a "franchise QB" that they were willing to overlook Manning’s inability to convert in cold weather playing outside in the elements. There is a "told you so" element in the Broncos signing Manning. And by the way I don’t think anybody in the local Denver media or sports talk radio brought up Manning’s difficulties when playing in cold weather. The mantra became the Ravens were a pushover. Nobody gave Flacco any credit for winning games in less than ideal conditions outdoors.

    And to Tebow, I would call it poetic justice that Broncos thought they could dump Tebow unceremoniously and not pay a price for that move. By the way the Broncos defense was exposed yesterday by the Ravens and proved they were not much better than the 2011 version under which Tebow took them to the playoffs. So don’t give me this crap that Tebow led the Broncos to the playoffs on the back of their defense. In case you don’t keep track, in their past two playoff games against the NE Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens, the Broncos have given up 83 points and the Broncos defense has yielded 988 yards. And pundits touted them as a top five defense. Give me a break.

    5) Finally were Manning and Elway guilty of HUBRIS, in that they thought they could defy the laws of nature and ignore the realities of Manning’s playoff career?

    This football marriage reminds me of a husband who looks askance at his wife of ten years because he does not consider her his intellectual equal and decides he needs "a change of scenery." So he decides to be on the lookout for a 20 something young babe who is extremely sharp and more compatible with his personal and professional goals. He eventually finds her and subsequently tells his wife he will be leaving her and divorcing (dumping) her and marrying his new love.

    At first the new young bride displays to the man exactly what he felt he needed from her but after awhile he finds she has a fatal flaw: She is obsessively jealous whenever her husband is in the presence of another woman regardless if it is strictly business. She makes scenes all the time, barges into his high-level meetings unannounced and generally is really bitchy around him whenever her jealousy is aroused.

    Bottom line: He may find he is farther away of achieving his business and personal goals with her by his side than he was when married to his first wife who he thought did not fill the bill.

    In other words, regardless of what anyone says in public, Elway’s move to bring Manning in was an elitist move of the highest order in that Elway considered Tim Tebow an embarrassment, unworthy to lead the Broncos as their starting QB despite what happened in 2011 and simply did not want to endure the rising popularity of Tebow which would have made it almost impossible to get rid of him if they kept him on the team in 2012.

    Did I think the Broncos would lose yesterday? No. But I did think of the concept of "heavenly retribution". If anybody deserved to get the last laugh in 2012 it was Tim Tebow. And now Denver fans at least to next season are left with "what may have been."

    • Gelston

       I knew I could count on Techno for a great review.

    • CharterOakie

      All true, techno.

      I would add that Manning’s playoff losses have come against some very good teams, which man for man may well have been better than his teams.  Baltimore’s defense is still fairly stout; Rice is a very good back; and Flacco, with a cannon of an arm, gets better every year and now has at least one go-to receiver.  He made some very, very good throws yesterday.  (I’m not a Ravens fan.)

      In any event, a pox on the Denver front office for treating Tebow the way they did after last season’s heroics.  Perhaps just desserts indeed.

  • TexS2012

    "Cops prepare to battle newspaper that published gun owners’ information"

    "The Affiliated Police Association of Westchester County has scheduled a press conference for Jan. 15, 2013, to voice its opposition to — and displeasure with – a newspaper that published the identities and addresses of gun owners in two New York counties, according to the leaders of two law enforcement groups on Friday."

    "The APA will discuss the Journal News’ recent publication of legal pistol permit owners, which included active and retired law enforcement officers. An action that places these law-abiding citizens, law enforcement officers and their families in grave and immediate danger."

  • technopeasant

    This is in response to cudaforever in proposing a possible "curse of Tebow" regarding the Denver Broncos.

    Let me take you back to Jan. 8, 2000 to a wild card playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans (1999 season):

    Here are the key elements to remember from that game:

    a) Doug Flutie who led the Bills to the playoffs was replaced by Rob Johnston for the playoff game. Flutie was NOT injured.

    b) The Music City Miracle as it now called which won the Titans the game in spectacular fashion happened with less than one minute left in the game.

    c) The Buffalo Bills have never apologized for benching Flutie.

    d) The Buffalo Bills have not made the playoffs since the 1999 season.

    Now to the situation of the Denver Broncos:

    a) Tim Tebow, who led the Broncos to the playoffs and won a playoff game is sent packing by the Broncos and is replaced by Peyton Manning.

    b) Although the Broncos did not officially lose with under a minute left to go in regulation time, they did give up a long bomb to the Ravens at the close of the game which some sportcasters are now referring to as a "miracle."

    c) I don’t expect the Broncos to ever apologize for trading Tebow. Instead I expect Elway and management to bury their heads in the sand.

    d) Like the Bills of yesteryear, the Broncos lost a game they should have won. Could we see utter futility from the Broncos in the playoffs henceforth as long as Peyton Manning is still leading the Broncos?

    • cudaforever

      Thank you Techno. I remember that game well although had totally forgotten the details of the Flutie benching. How interesting.. Yeah, only time will tell and while Peyton certainly wasn’t responsible for the defensive breakdown which ultimately led to the Broncos demise his performance in OT was less than Peytonesque. A fantastic game for sure. An Instant Classic, no doubt.

    • SusanWo4p

      Since 2008, there has been a "theory" floating out there about Sarah being chosen as the VP pick.

      The Corrupt Insiders who run the GOP could see that the very successful, Reaganesque female Governor of Alaska needed to be neutralized, so she would not present a threat to their precious little clique in future elections.

      Because the GOP Oligarchs had already decided it was in their best interest for Obama to win, they picked her so that they could try and destroy her political future.

      With Tebow, it kinda seems to me that he was picked by the Jets so that they could spend a whole football season destroying his football career (The Media trashing him every week…even when he wasn’t playing; anonymous sources within the NFL trashing his abilities as a Player.)

      I believe that Tebow was targetted because he was a Christian…and NFL allies to the Left were serving a political agenda by destroying a man who was inspiring millions each week with his Faith.

      • narciso

         The Tories have never apologized for backstabbing Thatcher, and their subsequent record shows it, Richard Grant as the oily Heseltine, and the Anthony Head as Hurd, show their true colors in ‘the Iron Lady’. It’s a little less clear about Sarah’s pick though, McCain regarded her as a kindred reformer, both alienated from their party,

        • TexS2012

          Trying to remember, was the thinking that Hillary would be the Democrat and a woman (R) vp pick was necessary?

      • bedr1

        Actuallyi agree with you, McCain had no chance to beat Obama, and was probably meant to be that way. Adding Palin to the ticket was only going to hurt her from being associated with McCain, the good American she was, she accepted it to try to win. When she entered McCain/Palin was leading all the way up to the point where nutty McCain suspended his campaign and voted with Obama for TARP.

      • jester2939

        Good points. McCain and the GOP weren’t serious about winning, that’s for sure.

    • FredHeadBill

      It’s a shame how one of the best college players ever is being treated in the pros. And it’s more than conquincidence that the Raven’s win took place in a second overtime. Another strange conquincidence is how much time the Broncos had to kill before the game end in a win for them.
      "Manning certainly could burn 3:16 ,off the clock, preserve the win and begin preparing for New England or Houston, right?" per USA Today
      Can I say Tebow is better in the clutch than the 96 million dollar qb?

    • narciso

      what one is noticing is the point of the exercise is not about winning the game, otherwise they would have kept Flutie and Tebow, but continuing the scam,

    • 1776er

      He ain’t getting any younger.  

  • Lou Gutnicki

    The Myth of the Low Information Voter

    People are smart. They listen to their heart. They jumped all over Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin. Boy were they interested and informed.

    But when it comes to the others… They knew that Romney was just another politician who didn’t care about them. And they figured out that Todd Akin was a loose cannon.

    So, Low Information – NOOO. Instead people know that most politicians are full of crap, So they’re not interested. Makes sense.

    I stand with Sarah Palin.

    • technopeasant

      People on our side may reject this premise but it boils down to:

      "(Staying) with the devil you know over the devil you don’t know."

      In other words familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt.

      • TexS2012

        And it also boils down to: the devil you like over the devil you don’t like!!! Obama was just more likable!!!

    • 1776er

      The LSM knows this in their bones.  That is why they fear Sarah Palin as they do.  That is why Sarah Palin above all other politicians must be destroyed.

      Sarah Palin is like the candle for average American voters.  They will be irresistibly drawn to her personality and her message.

      You are correct Lou.  Americans think with their hearts and not their heads.  Republicans think voters will act reasonably, rationally and consistently when presented the facts about taxation, immigration, spending, deficits, debt, defense you name it.  

      Doesn’t happen that way.  Americans vote emotionally.  They respond to emotional messaging.

      Obama and the Marxists appealed to emotional issues of Race/Class/Gender/Religion to polarize and demonize Republicans, especially Romney, in 2012.  Fear, envy, hate, revenge are heart issues not head issues.  Trumped all those Republican head issues –deficit?  debt?—all to hell.

      Reagan and Palin are both cockeyed optimists.  The both see a shining city on a hill.  They both see a sunrise for America not a sunset. They both see the good in people.  All people at every level and corner of American society.  That makes them both dangerous to the Establishment Republicans (who hated Reagan and similarly hate Palin) and to the Marxists who believe they only have the franchise to America’s heart.

      Neither the Marxist Democrats or the RINO Republicans want another Ronald Reagan loose on the political scene.

    • WilliamShipley

      If you had to successfully answer the question "What is the name of the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate in the Republican and Democrat party" to be eligible to vote the Republicans would have won the last two elections.  An astonishing percentage of the Obama voters couldn’t get all four names, misspellings allowed.

    • AmazedOne1

      Many Americans are just plain not interested in politics. A large percentage rarely knows much more than who the president is, and possibly the vice president. So, I guarantee that they didn’t bother to figure out ANYTHING about Todd Akin (because they haven’t even heard his name).

      They feel like political decisions only affect them when it comes to taxes. And, they don’t feel like they have any input into those taxes.

      Many people do, however, enjoy gossip about famous people like TV and movie stars. So, they got interested when it was something salacious regarding Bill Clinton or Sarah. But, they still weren’t interested in the political views of these people. 

      There ARE "low information" voters. But, not because the info isn’t out there. It’s just that they have NO interest in obtaining it.

  • Gelston

    I made comments about a book called "Bullying"
    People on the right are too nice. We turn the other cheek as we were raised to do. The left uses this weakness to exploit us.
    I never watch that windbag Hannity. However, he is quoted on Drudge as calling the Federal government abusive. We are getting close.
    The left and the Federal gov are torturers. They are not bullies. They are not abusers. They are torturers.
    We need to start saying the truth and not being afraid to say the word.

    I stand with Sarah Palin and no one else

  • CBDenver

    Here is an article about a new push to "get big money out of politics".

    "There is, as Matthew Continetti notes, a certain irony in the idea that “an association of organizations with combined revenue of more than a billion dollars is launching a campaign to get ‘big money out of politics.’” In truth, no one wants to get money out of politics, but a lot of people want to get their opponents’ money out of politics."

    The last line is worth remembering. 

  • RefudiateGOPe

    Anyone interested in moving to Idaho?


    "Marxists, Socialists, Liberals and Establishment Republicans will likely find that life in our community is incompatible with their existing ideology and preferred lifestyles."

    Citadel says that every patriot selected to live within the community "will voluntarily agree to follow the footsteps of our Founding Fathers by swearing to one another our lives, our fortunes and our Sacred Honor to defend one another and Liberty against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

    • jester2939

      Wow. And Sarah was born in Idaho too – cool!!

      • RefudiateGOPe

         One of my first thoughts was if they’d recruit her as their first Mayor.

        • Gelston
        • lanahi

          She’d fit right in, and they’d love to have her. She would be welcome anywhere in Idaho, and we are proud to have given her a "start" in life!

      • lanahi

        We’ll take her back anytime!

    • lanahi

      Yup, that’s my Idaho!

      "Citadel explains that residents in the community will be bound by the following:

      Pride in American Exceptionalism
      Our proud history of Liberty as defined by our Founding Fathers, and
      Physical preparedness to survive and prevail in the face of natural catastrophes –such as Hurricanes Sandy or Katrina — or man-made catastrophes such as a power grid failure or economic collapse.

      Residents should also agree that being "prepared for the emergencies of life and being proficient with the American icon of Liberty — the Rifle — are prudent measures."

      Obama wouldn’t have much fun trying to take our guns away here!

      They want to build the Citadel in Benewah County in northern Idaho. Good choice. Benewah County voted for Santorum (145 votes) and Ron Paul second (90 votes) in the primaries, along with ALL the rest of northern Idaho, none of which went to Romney. Romney got 26 votes out of a total of 265! Might tell you a little bit about Benewah County?

  • nkra

    Well…  Planned Parenthood looking for a politically-correct makeover to help boost their business?  Why not open it up as contest to give the Occupiers and the Flukers something to do.  Winner gets a phone call from the Emperor and lifetime free passes (paid for, involuntarily, by all tax-paying patriots) for services at any of their clinics!

    • Gelston

       one of my all time favorite local letters to the editor was by one of the Planned Parenthood doctors who wrote in on why hikers should not kill rattlesnakes.

      The head of the Family Medicine program is married to this same doctor. I wonder what he teaches young doctors.
      The head of the Family Medicine program at the U of Wisconsin wrote the foreword in a textbook on abortion. I wonder what he teaches.

    • TexS2012

      Well, the baby didn’t have a choice so they have to get rid of Pro-Choice, the end result is death versus life and statistics don’t lie – the number of abortions is glaring for those so concerned about the death of schoolchildren.

      • Audrey_I

        Those on the Left love Planned Parenthood.  Planned Parenthood sponsored abortions result in thousand times more deaths per year than what occurred in New Town.  Obama wants to ban guns but supports abortions.  Can we consider Obama and the Democrats as being hypocrites? 

  • Jean_A

    Good morning, C4P!

    Ha-ha-ha, Romney and now Manning.

    I loved the part when they showed Elway on the TV.  Priceless!  Elway who said if you draft me I will play baseball.  Don’t get me wrong, Elway was my back-up quarterback to Troy Aikman.

    I stand with Sarah Palin.

    • blueniner

      A little crow eatin’ is goin on in Denver……

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