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  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,

    A Happy and Blessed Sunday to you all!

    I offer two items this morning.

    First I have some thoughts and comments about the news from last Friday about the Governor’s FOX News contract.

    I also have reflections on the next page of her beautiful first book, Going Rogue.

    A few final remarks will tie the two segments together and link them to the Peter Schweizer/Steve Bannon special that was shown on Hannity Friday evening.

    I shall see you later on this week.

    God bless you all always!!

    DEO VOLENTE, SARAH 2016!!!



    The big news last Friday was that the Governor will not be returning to FOX as a contributor/commentator.

    I have various thoughts to share with you this morning on this not-unexpected but still momentous move.

    First, I am impressed by the sheer GUTS of her decision. What was she paid, something like ONE MILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR!!!!

    Who among us, I ask you, my friends, who among us would have the courage to walk away from the security and safety of money like that?!? (Even if the FOX offer was for less than one million this time, it was undoubtedly a heck of a lot of money that she has turned down!!)

    I think that the Governor has chosen to take the uncertain, but bracing and bold and patriotic path of following a "way less traveled."

    This is in lofty line with the fortitude of our Founders, who staked "their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor" on the cause of American Independence!!

    This is in lofty line with our warriors through the centuries, who have given their "last full measure of devotion" that our Republic may live!!

    This is in lofty line with her own family’s marvelous tradition and patrimony of the fearless following of the clarion trumpet call of adventure!

    Indeed, what IS the patrimony of the Palin/Heath family? Is it riches and power and pride and sway and money, as is the case with so many wealthy and hypocritical Dem and GOP politicos??


    Rather, the tradition of these beautiful families is one of courageous confronting of and conquest of the unknown.

    Chuck and Sally Heath did not allow the specter and terror of the great 1964 Good Friday Anchorage Earthquake to deter and discourage them from their plans to migrate from Idaho to the fair and far North Country, to the Last Frontier, to the Land of Seward’s Dreams. THIS is Sarah’s family heritage: Not wealth and power, but a noble and dauntless and intrepid spirit of adventure!!

    IMHO, she is following right in the lines and paths that her parents traced and carved into their spirits and souls so long ago.

    Further thoughts:

    For the SHORT RUN, we may miss a few interviews on FOX in which, in spite of the ineptitude of her interlocutors, she would have given us precious insights and inspiration. However, this loss is far outweighed, I think, by the fact of her LIBERATION FOR THE LONG RUN!!!


    For the mighty LONG RUN I think that this move portends and presages great things for our dear Governor and for our country!

    If she had signed up again with FOX, it might have pointed to her settling into a career as a commentator and writer, as a mere observer of the political scene.

    But our Sarah is no mere sidelines spectator–never!

    Now, now I think that it is highly likely that she has mighty and momentous projects in mind!!!

    So let us continue to pray and pray and pray for her, as the year 2013 and succeeding years unroll before her and before all of us.

    We have dire enemies to defeat, and a country to win back!!!



    Below is the commentary on the next page of her wonderful book, Going Rogue.

    Please note that the Going Rogue Reflections site has been updated through the last page, p. 110.

    The address of the site is:


    This may be the shortest citation I shall make in the course of these reflections.

    On p. 111 of GR, in reference to her campaign for Governor of Alaska, Sarah writes, "Our friends volunteered."


    What profound matter for reflection is contained in the tiny yet vast compass of these three little words (four for "uncle" joe biden).

    First, think how many more true FRIENDS Sarah has now than she did when she launched her campaign for Governor back in 2005. At that time the fields of her friendships were mostly confined to the Great Land; now, now, because she has fought and suffered so greatly for America since 2008, she has millions upon more millions of true friends who have either met her in person over the course and career of the last four-plus years, or, even though they may never have encountered her in her lovely person, feel that they have in Sarah of Alaska a TRUE FRIEND, a personal friend … almost a family member!!

    Now let us consider briefly the word "volunteer." What is its etymology? It comes from the Latin word VOLUNTAS, "Free Will."

    Sarah’s friends chose to help her out of the depths of their free will.

    I think that history has demonstrated over and over what a few FREE fighters can accomplish when they are set against SLAVE armies of the opposition.

    As one example, just consider Leonidas’ 300 Spartan warriors and what they accomplished against the slave hordes of the Persian King, Xerxes, at the famed and fateful Pass of Thermopylae in 480 BC.

    As another example, consider what the warriors of the American Revolution wrought against the professional soldiers of the British Empire and against their Hessian mercenaries!

    FREE service proceeds and wells up from all the depths of the "deep heart’s core"; it comes from LOVE!!!

    Yes, Sarah’s friends volunteered to help her in 2005-2006.

    This will be as nothing compared to what, IMV, is just around the corner.

    When she raises her Alaskan and American Battle Standard;

    When she sounds Freedom’s Trumpet Call of Thunder;

    We shall behold:


    Sarah and her Free Friends will save America!!!

    Finally, to tie the observations on her FOX contract to these remarks on Free Friends, let me observe that the Peter Schweizer/Steve Bannon special last Friday on Hannity about the Permanent Political Class served and serves as a perfect set-up and platform for the Governor!

    SHE was the pioneer in denouncing and exposing these FAT CAT DC CRIMINALS, with her Crony Capitalism speech in Indianola, Iowa on 3 September, 2011!!

    She FIRED THE FIRST SHOT; she and her friends will FIRE THE FINISHING SHOT, the deathblow to the PPC that will at the same time be the life-giving sword stroke that revives, revivifies, and restores America!!

    NOW she is FREE TO ACT!!

    She will, IMHO, summon Patriot Friends to a Second American Revolution to …


    As she said in her interview with Breitbart News: "The door is wide open" and "We haven’t begun to fight!"

    • RomanBarbarian

      Beautiful, as always, Brian.
      Think also that Sarah will be able to go to other networks (they will jump on her, IMHO) and debate with the braindeads. Tons of common sense seeds will be planted!
      Happy Sunday to you!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Yes, yes, Laura!!!

        Wonderful days are ahead for the Governor, for us, for all of America.

        God bless and have a great Sunday!!

        • indemind

          Good morning Brother Brian,.. As always it’s Wonderful to have you here, and with another Beautiful "Going Rogue Reflections" Post… Thank You and….. God Bless …..*_*

          SarahAmerica- "I was raised to never retreat and to pick battles wisely, and all in due season. When it comes to defending our republic, we haven’t begun to fight! But we delight in those who underestimate us."

          • BrianusBerkleianus

            Good morning, Brother Inde–and you are most welcome!!

            Thank you so much for that great citation from Sarah.

            I feel that we are very close to returning to the spirit of the time BEFORE 5 OCTOBER, 2011, and especially to …

            … the wonderful memories that we share from early September, 2011: Todd and Sarah at The Machine Shed Restaurant in Des Moines, and then her great speech in Indianola the next day!!

            God bless and have a great Sunday!!!

            • indemind

              Yes in deed, Wonderful Memories! …. IOWA

              SarahAmerica "Here’s To Liberty"

              • BrianusBerkleianus


    • palmerguy

      "THROW THE BUMS OUT" – recalling the stock purchase hint I gave this site a few years back, buy companys that make orange jump suits.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        LOL!!!  Thanks, palmerguy!!

    • CharterOakie

      Ave frater fidelis eloquensque.

      Magnificent!  I see it the same way, my friend.

      With your indulgence, I wish to point out that another citizen patriot did everything he could to draw Americans’ attention to the D.C. corruption, "the revolving door," as he termed it, of government officials going straight from offices on Capitol Hill or in the executive branch to offices on K Street, peddling their influence and lobbying even on behalf of foreign governments.

      This year is the 20th anniversary of the publication of a particularly relevant and revealing book.  It’s cover was bathed in the red, white and blue of The Stars and Stripes.  Included on the back cover was the famous painting by Archibald Willard known as "The Spirit of ’76″ depicting two drummers and a fife player marching with Betsy Ross’s flag of red, white, blue and thirteen stars immediately behind them. 

      The book’s title: "Not For Sale At Any Price."

      It’s subtitle: "How We Can Save America For Our Children."

      Inside the cover was this mission statement:

      "We the people [ … ], recognizing that our republic was founded as a government of the people, by the people and for the people, unite to restore the integrity of our economic and political systems.  We commit ourselves to organize, to educate, to participate in the political process, and to hold our public servants accountable.  We shall rebuild our country, renew its economic, moral and social strength, and restore the sovereignty of America to her people."

      On the next page was this statement by the author:  

      "We, The People, have something more important than the lobbyists’ money.  WE HAVE THE VOTE!  Working together as a team, [ … ] we can take back our country."

      The author?  (Many of you old-time C4Pers and others also will be able to guess….)

      The author was president of his senior class at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

      IBM recruited him out of the Navy, and he became perhaps IBM’s most successful mainframe computer salesman.  Eventually he left IBM to build his own company from scratch, and became one of the most successful entrepreneurs in American history.  Later he agreed to sell his company, EDS, to GM for several billion dollars, intending to use his leverage on GM’s board to push management to change its ways before it was too late.  Ultimately GM bought his shares in order to get rid of him, not wanting to make the necessary changes, believing they knew better….

      His dynamic crusade in the early and mid-1990s to confront and force change upon the PPC of that time ultimately (or at least temporarily) also was unsuccessful.  But it was his clarion call for his supporters to vote GOP in the ’94 midterm elections that brought about the Republican majority in the House and gave Newt Gingrich the Speaker’s gavel.  In fact it was one of his supporters in Gingrich’s Georgia district who first brought the idea of the "Contract with America" to Newt.  Newt is a brilliant guy, but it wasn’t so much his brilliance that produced that mini-revolution in 1994, but rather this man’s national television appearance exhorting his supporters (including many millions of Republicans, Democrats and Independents) to give the House Republicans a chance to fulfill their promises in the "Contract."

      He together with attorneys and other volunteers also wrote the playbook for getting on the presidential ballot in all 50 states (or is it 57?) as an independent….  

      Indeed, the Dem-Rep PPC took steps in some states after the ’92 election to try to prevent another storming of their castle, which had been shaken to its very foundation by his near-election with the support of thousands of volunteers and millions of voters, despite his personal shortcomings as a politician (which he never aspired to become) and despite the concerted efforts of the PPC and their media henchmen to slander and try to personally destroy him.  However, perhaps that playbook is still valid, in the main, and available….

      I’ve been long-winded here, so I shall conclude with the simple exhortation for any who are intrigued to go to your public libraries and borrow the book "Not For Sale At Any Price" by H. Ross Perot.  He truly spearheaded the effort two decades ago for which Governor Palin has so clearly taken up the mantel.

      Thanks for your indulgence, Brianus and fellow Cs4P.

      I stand with Sarah Palin, Ross Perot, the memory and example of Ronald Reagan, and all other commonsense, constitutional conservatives (notwithstanding some differences on certain key issues).

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        GRATIAS, gratias tibi ago, Frater Fidelis!!!

        I began to think it was Ross Perot as I started to read through your stirring post!

        And Mr. Perot selected the great patriot, Adm. James Stockdale, to be his VP candidate.

        God bless, Brother–Long live the memory of Perot and Stockdale.

        Anchors Aweigh!!

        • CharterOakie

          Yes!  For the Navy Blue and Gold…and for America!

          • BrianusBerkleianus


  • ZH100

    Good morning all.

    ‘Poll: Americans Reject Crony Capitalism, 3-1′

    From the article:

    "In a recent Boston Herald column, pollster Scott Rasmussen of Rasmussen Reports cited poll findings that show strong bipartisan opposition to cronyism and its effects on free markets."


    Long before "crony capitalism" became a topic of national debate Gov. Palin has fought against corruption and crony capitalism.

    Taking on corruption and crony capitalism has always been a cornerstone of Gov. Palin’s agenda.

    Here are some links with information about Gov.Palin’s consistent fight against corruption and crony capitalism.

    ‘Institutionalizing Crony Capitalism’ (by Governor Palin)

    From the article:

    "We need to be on our guard against such crony capitalism. We fought against distortion of the market in Alaska when we confronted “Big Oil,” or more specifically some of the players in the industry and in political office, who were taking the 49th state for a ride.
    My administration challenged lax rules that seemed to allow corruption, and we even challenged the largest corporation in the world at the time for not abiding by provisions in contracts it held with the state. When it came time to craft a plan for a natural gas pipeline, we insisted on transparency and a level playing field to ensure fair competition.

    Our reforms helped reduce politicians’ ability to play favorites and helped clean up corruption. We set up stricter oversight offices and ushered through a bi-partisan ethics reform bill. Far from being against necessary reform, I embrace it. "

    ‘Crony Capitalism on Steroids from GE to Solyndra’ (by Governor Palin)

    From the article:

    "This crony capitalism and government waste is at the heart of our economic problems. It will destroy us if we don’t root it out. It’s not just a Democrat problem or a Republican problem. It’s a problem of our permanent political class."

    ‘How Congress Occupied Wall Street’ (by Governor Palin)

    ‘Palin: Congress, it’s time to stop lining your pockets’ (by Governor Palin)

    ‘Governor Palin’s Consistent Fight against Corruption and Crony Capitalism’ (by Whitney Pitcher)

    From the article:

    "Governor Palin’s strong stance against crony capitalism, bureaucrats picking winners and losers, and a lack of transparency is not just words; it’s action.

    Citizen candidates do indeed bring a fresh perspective to a campaign and even to public office. However, there is something to be said for someone who took on corruption while in elected office. Such an individual has governed or legislated in an atmosphere of corruption, back room deals, and cronyism and has not only weathered such an atmosphere, but has effected change for the better. It is one thing to act as a citizen watchdog; it is another to make sure that legislation and projects are transparent and are void of back room deals and crony capitalism. Governor Palin is such a person."

    ‘Some of Sarah Palin’s Ideas Cross the Political Divide’ (by Anand Giridharadas)

    From the article:

    "But something curious happened when Ms. Palin strode onto the stage last weekend at a Tea Party event in Indianola, Iowa. Along with her familiar and predictable swipes at President Barack Obama and the “far left,” she delivered a devastating indictment of the entire U.S. political establishment — left, right and center — and pointed toward a way of transcending the presently unbridgeable political divide. "

    ‘How Governor Palin Reformed Alaska’s Ethics Laws and Made Crony Capitalism a Crime’ (by Gary P)

    From the article:

    "With all of the talk of corruption and crony capitalism these days, this is a great time to talk about some of the things Sarah Palin did to reform Alaska politics. She worked with the Alaska Legislature to pass tough, sweeping ethics reform "

    ‘Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute praises Sarah Palin for highlighting Washington’s rampant crony capitalism ‘

    ‘How Palin Beat Alaska’s Establishment’ (WSJ)

    From the article:

    "If you’ve read the press coverage of Sarah Palin, chances are you’ve heard plenty about her religious views and private family matters. If you want to know what drives Gov. Palin’s politics, and has intrigued America, read this."

    ‘Sarah takes on Big Oil: The compelling story of Governor Sarah Palin’s battle with Alaska’s
    ‘Big 3′ oil companies’
    (by Kay Cashman and Kristen Nelson)

    Gov. Palin’s successful efforts to stop the cronyism and reform the energy business in Alaska were so impressive Kay Cashman, the publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News, wrote the book entitled: “Sarah Takes On Big Oil” .

    This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the leadership Sarah Palin has exhibited in the area of reforming government and industry.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thank you so very much, ZH!!!

      IMHO, the Governor, IF/WHEN she raises her battle standard, will have millions of Americans, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, flocking to help her toss the CORRUPT BASTARDS CLUB out of DC!!

      Have a great Sunday!

      • ZH100

         You are welcome, Brianus and have a great Sunday, too!

      • CharterOakie

        Methinks she has raised her battle standard, good friend!

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Methinks you are quite right, my friend :-) !!!

    • TexS2012

      I expect many more visitors here ZH100, after Sarah’s interview with Breitbart! All they have to do is read your posts to change their minds about Sarah Palin. We can hope that many will receive the truth. Of course we’re going to get all the trouble makers but we’ve shown here with the staff and faithful posters that we’re ready for them.
      I think many people who have just been visiting and not commenting will decide to post now. Have a great day and keep up the good work.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Amen, TexS!!

        ZH performs a great and daily service to the Governor’s cause with these rich and fact-filled posts!!

  • ZH100

    ‘Boomtown’ Special Assails D.C. for ‘Extracting’ Wealth from Taxpayers

    From the article:

    "In a blockbuster one-hour investigative special that aired on Fox News’ "Hannity" on Friday, Peter Schweizer, Steve Bannon, and Sean Hannity exposed how Washington, D.C. has extracted power and money from the United States into a centralized location to become the country’s greatest "boomtown," despite not creating anything.
    Schweizer, the president of the nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute, highlighted how the permanent political class that relies on lobbying and influence peddling makes more money by "growing the size of government," which leaves no incentive on either side of the aisle to limit government.

    As a result, he noted the three richest counties and seven of the top ten wealthiest counties in the nation are in the Washington, D.C. region. The District also consumes the most fine wine in the nation. He asserted the business in Washington is now "not politics" but "money."

    Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, said the best and the brightest now come to Washington because they see Washington as a Tammany Hall that will allow them to get rich off of influence peddling. He noted that Washington D.C. runs the equivalent of a $4 trillion private equity fund every year and essentially doles out 25% of the country’s wealth to those who are connected.

    "Nobody has ever turned a camera on them," Bannon said, indicating he intends to change that in the future. "This is a permanent political class that has now formed an aristocracy. That’s why nothing has changed in Washington."

    Bannon explained people arrive in Washington as country lawyers and then decide to "turn the business of government into a family business" by having their wives and kids work in lobbying.

    "And this is how they become a permanent political class," he concluded.

    Hannity mentioned that Washington politicians "kick money back to family, friends, or people that hire them when they retire."

    And Schweizer concurred. He claimed the permanent political class is bipartisan and those who are a part of this permanent aristocracy either marry or are born into it.

    Schweizer noted former Mississippi Senator Trent Lott, a Republican, and former Louisiana Senator John Breaux, a Democrat, partnering up to lobby after they left Congress. He cited Republican Rep. Bill Young of Florida whose daughter-in-law does defense lobbying while he sits on one of the most powerful subcommittees dealing with defense issues.

    Schweizer also pointed out that Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has two sons who have also lobbied for projects in which their father was involved.

    According to Schweizer, this type of bipartisan nepotism that would not be tolerated in corporations is why "political debates are like professional wrestling, it’s not always what it appears to be."

    "It’s a massive cultural problem in Washington, D.C.," he lamented, adding that the problem is going to get worse.

    Bannon said if one follows the money, it is clear there is no incentive for the permanent political class to cut spending. And because there is not an incentive to cut spending, Bannon said, Americans are stuck with a party of "big government" and a junior partner that is the party of "little big government." Unfortunately, Bannon said the country lacks a party that is truly focused on limited government.

    "There is no pressure on them to cut. Washington controls the money. They have an industrial logic to the business model," he explained. "The permanent political class of both political parties are benefiting from it."

    Hannity promised more segments in the future with Bannon and Schweizer as they make Americans more aware of the rampant crony capitalism Washington’s permanent political class tries its best hide."

    • ZH100

       ‘Boomtown’ Report: Corporations Received 22,000% Return on Investment from Lobbying.’

      From the article:

      "In "Boomtown," a blockbuster one-hour investigative special that aired Friday on Fox News’ "Hannity," Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), and Steve Bannon, Breitbart News’ Executive Chairman, revealed a study discovered that for every dollar corporations spent on lobbying in 2004, they received $220 in return.

      This is a 22,000% return on investment.

      In essence, this influence peddling is what has turned Washington, D.C., a town that does not create valuable product like oil, beef, or computers like boomtowns of the past, into America’s wealthiest region."

      • ZH100

         "Boomtown" with Peter Schweizer and Steve Bannon.(HT fb274 )

        Hannity Special: Boomtown Part I

        Hannity Special: Boomtown Part II

        Hannity Special: Boomtown Part III

      • Laddie_Blah_Blah

        I happen to be reading Peter Schweizer’s "Architects of Ruin" about the housing meltdown caused by progressive policies intended to re-engineer the mortgage market, dating all the way back to 1960’s activism, and instigated by none other than Saul Alinsky.  It all started in Chicago.  Big surprise, right? 

        Barack Obama played a key role as a lawyer for ACORN during the 1990s.  In particular, he was part of a 3-person legal team in a lawsuit, "Selma S. Bucks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings."  The bank had twice rejected their client’s loan application "because of delinquent credit obligations and other adverse credit,"  according to her own legal team, i.e. according to Obama, himself, and her other lawyers.

        Two other rejected loan applicants joined the suit, and they soon had a class action lawsuit against the bank, based on an allegation of racial discrimination.

        After 3 years of contentious litigation the bank was ready to settle to make the case go away, but the big sticking point to a settlement was not related to the substance of the plaintiff’s claims.  No, it was because of the large attorney’s fees being demanded by Obama and his co-attorneys.

        They finally settled, in 1998 (the suit had been brought in 1994).  The 3 plaintiffs received a total payment worth $60,000.  That’s not $60,000, each.  It was $60,000, total, for all three of them, an average of about $20,000 apiece.  But the legal fees totaled $950,000 for Obama and his co-attorneys on the case.

        Do you now understand what Obama really means when he talks about the "redistribution of wealth?"

        • wodiej

          the bottom line is the banks and mortgage companies gave loans to people who were not qualified per normal lending criteria but did so to make tons of money from closing costs and other fees. They are all a bunch of crooks.

          • Laddie_Blah_Blah


            The banks are greedy, but they are not that stupid.  They would never have lent money to people who could not pay it back, and if they were the ones left holding the bag for all that bad debt. They would have lost their shirts.  But Fannie and Freddie agreed to buy those bad mortgages from them, thereby increasing the banks’ profits, by their selling those mortgages to Fanny or Freddie, while simultaneously removing the risk of loss for the banks’ keeping and servicing the mortgages, themselves.  

            Fannie and Freddie "made the market" for sub-prime loans, not the banks.  And without that market to sell their bad paper to, the banks would not have made so many of those bad loans in the first place. 

            And then Fanny and Freddie compounded the problem by packaging tranches of bad mortgages into so-called sub-prime mortgage asset backed securities, which they then sold to gullible public and private purchasers.  Fannie and Freddie both made fortunes from those sales, and their officers, like Frank Rich and others, cooked the books to inflate the profits from those sales, further compounding the fraud.  Rich’s compensation bonuses, you see, were dependent upon Fannie’s profitability, so why not inflate those numbers to increase his own compensation (and that of many others, like Jamie Gorelick), even if the public was being deceived about the health of the sub-prime mortgage market?

            Fannie and Freddie reported such high profits that the banks and other mortgage lenders started marketing their own sub-prime mortgage asset backed securities, too.  They also made enormous profits from the whole scam.  

            And they all might have gotten away with it, too, if housing prices had continued to rise indefinitely.  Then they could have repossessed the defaulted properties and written new, more profitable mortgages at the higher prices, and then repeated the cycle over and over again, endlessly.

            But when the bubble burst, and remaining equity in those properties was not sufficient to cover the mortgage debt, it all came crashing down.

            The banks never would have created such a disaster on their own.  The mortgage market was re-engineered for political purposes related to progressive redistributionist ideology.  Without that, none of this ever would have happened.  The mortgage market was working just fine, as long as the banks and other lenders used time-tested risk assessments to determine who got those mortgage loans, and as long as mortgage lenders serviced the loans, themselves.  

            We all know what happened when the government intervened to force them to make loans that the banks knew were unsound.

            The housing crash resulted from a political dynamic that was conceived, implemented, and fostered by progressive redistributionist nitwits.  Put the blame where it belongs.

            • CharterOakie

              Bingo, Laddie.  That’s exactly right.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Thanks, Laddie!!

          obama: CORRUPT BASTARD …

          … and I am using MILD language!!!

          • Laddie_Blah_Blah

            I hope and believe that the guv will expose Obama for all that he truly is.  And I am encouraged by her association with Bannon and Schweizer, two guys who are not afraid to speak the truth, either.  Sarah seems to have, finally, some surrogates who can expand and support her central message.

            Bannon came to Sarah’s birthday party at last year’s CPAC, and, as you know, Schweizer was on SarahPAC’s payroll not so long ago.  

            • BrianusBerkleianus

              Yes, yes!!!  Thanks again, Laddie!!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      THANK YOU, again!!!

      • ZH100

         You are welcome, Brianus.

  • Jthom26837

     Good Morning, Everybody,
     I stand With Sarah Palin!!

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Good morning, Jthom!!!

      I stand with Sarah Palin!!

  • ZH100

    Excellent read. (2012)

    ‘The Quisling Consultants’

    From the article:

    "Steve Schmidt, Mike Murphy, and the political consultant-big government complex.

    There he is walking the "red carpet" at Washington and New York movie openings. Buddying with a movie star at the glitzy black tie White House Correspondents Dinner. Giving this interview to 60 Minutes, analyzing that event for the Atlantic or commentating on something else for NBC’s Meet the Press or MSNBC. In the case of the latter, according to the Times, MSNBC "installed a remote camera in his sprawling rustic home" to make sure he can commentate right from his wilderness base.

    Last, but most importantly not least, is his day job. A job that in elite circles carries the always impressive title of "Vice Chairman, Public Affairs" with responsibilities that include being a "senior strategic counselor" on a "global basis."

    Then there’s someone else.

    Here we have a media guy beloved by the liberal media. He writes for Time and, like the man above, is periodically summoned to the set of NBC’s Meet the Press to analyze events of the day. In his day job he has advised a string of moderate GOP candidates with names like Mitt Romney, John McCain, and Bob Dole. As well as belonging to firms whose lobbying clients include everyone from National Public Radio (where, coincidentally, he does occasional commentary as well) to all manner of health insurance, pharmaceutical, agricultural, electronics and development companies. Not to mention that he is branching out as a fledgling Hollywood producer.

    So what’s new? What’s the big deal here with these two guys, Schmidt and Murphy? (The latter of whom I met years ago and certainly liked).

    The big deal is that when Steve Schmidt and Mike Murphy sit down on the sets of liberal television shows and bash Rush Limbaugh and what Schmidt calls "the conservative entertainment complex" — meaning talk radio and Fox News — they wind up sharply illustrating the GOP’s real problem.

    To the point: Rush Limbaugh isn’t the problem with losing presidential campaigns. Au contraire. He is the Ronald Reagan of radio.

    The real problem is people like Schmidt and Murphy. The real problem is the fact they and so many GOP others make their well-paid livings catering to exactly what the "conservative entertainment complex" spends all of its time fighting: the "political consultant-big government complex.

    Schmidt and Murphy are the political Quislings of conservatism."

    • Audrey_I

      A house divided against itself can not stand.  Schmidt and Murphy are dividing the Republican Party.  Schmidt crossed the line when he blamed Sarah Palin for losing the election and lying about her role in the campaign.  Schmidt is the equivalent of Benedict Arnold and the stupid Republicans are too dumb to realize this. 

  • Pete Petretich

    My contribution upon waking:


    Gamble away one billion/other people’s money & then gone out for coffee in the Hamptons.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Pete, and good morning!

    • Jthom26837

       Great point. Wonderful. And Sarah Palin does this effortlessly, er, if I may sprezzatura. I came across that word the other day.

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    And THANK YOU to all of you for your wonderful comments on the FOX Contract and Breitbart Interview threads.

    I have been catching up, and I love the fire and spirit that I can read in every line of your posts.

    If this is what she can inspire with a mere HINT and ADUMBRATION of the future …

    Wait until she announces for POTUS!!!

    All the agony and the humiliation and the grief of having to watch obama and his cabal of thugs TRAMPLE on America–with the connivance of the weak RINOs–all this will be turned into joy and joy and joy!!!

    God bless, guys!!

    • lyndaaquarius

      thank you for your encouraging words.  Governor Palin has stepped in and  changed the game.  Talk about some real HOPE and CHANGE!!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        You are most welcome and AMEN, Lynda!!

  • RefudiateGOPe

    "[Palin’s] ability to see “over the hill” to what is really important, what really matters, is what sets her apart."

    – Steve Bannon

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, Refudiate!!

  • wodiej

    "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."  Hebrews 11:1

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thank you and good morning, wodiej!!

      • wodiej

        Good morning Brian, you’re welcome.

  • TexS2012

    Boehner now regrets fiscal-cliff moves! Trying to save his "job!"

    “Looking back, what I should have done the day after the election was to make it clear the House has passed a bill to extend all of the current tax rates, the House has passed a bill to replace the sequester with cuts in mandatory spending, and the Senate ought to do its work,” Boehner said

    • dave7777

       Looking back he has regrets. Looking forward he has fear that his cowardly action will be his (and the GOPe) undoing. History will brand him an enabler of a bad administration.

  • bounel

    The FINAL FOUR repubs 2016.  Envisioning peeps standing on the debate stage:  Sarah…RPaul…Perry…JBush. 
    The first alternates…MPence…Allen West.
    The FIELD…..huckleberry…santorum…jindal…rubio…christie…ryan….walker.

  • RefudiateGOPe

     From Mark America:

    (Don’t be fooled by the title)

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      OutSTANDing post :-) !!!

      Thanks, Refudiate!!

    • wodiej

      excellent.  thanks

    • golfmom3

      And it’s a shout out to Breezy (I stand) and Jean (I stand with Sarah Palin).

  • misterlogic0013

    What amassed me more than anything about Sarah’s announcement was the energy in the air on the internet .. Its ironic, her biggest asset is people solidly behind her, all types, ages, ethnicity, not to mention her ability to think light years ahead attribute, and they said she was finished, washed up, fading away into the sunset. No / Wrong fact is we have a Constitution by the people for the people, not media controlled .. 
      In the near and not to distant future the media will be forced to cut their noses to spite their faces, money, ratings dictate there coverage, Sarah’s message will be heard, catch 22. Nothing can stop the rise of Sarah. America has had enough, she will lead the LSM, the politics, any topic any time.  "lets debate it, lets talk, lets make the hard choices" Sarah will tell it like it is, call out anybody for the good of America, going to happen they have to cover her ..  wow
      Truth is, facts haven’t a conscious, cant be stopped or shoved under a rug forever. Sarah’s communicating the facts, the truth, opposite of the snake oil metro sexual.
    A contrast something we didn’t have in Mitt, "the rest of the story"   its called the truth, we appreciate it now more than ever, including many old school Dems will harken back to the days people talked to one another, lets start to talking facts (truth) of what the disability act did, continuing to do, EPA., overbearing Gov, taxes, regulations, OB care, you name it, plate is full.
      Sarah will lead, OB, Hillary leading now. America is finished with distractions, let the truth come to the surface, OB, Hillary, many others are laughing all the way to the bank. Sarah,s going to turn the tables on them, we will support her, our pleasure.  Saturday 26th 2013 OB, Hillary on notice, America wants facts, to support your arguments, no more bull, follow the money, hows Harry Reid these days, Pelosi, many dug in GOPers ?   
      Imagine our Gov taking responsibility, having to substantiate what they doing and saying ? yep its a GOV being lead by Sarah Palin with the company of millions of ever day hard working Americans who want to keep more of the money they make, not complicated, ironic, I thought war was over, Tea Party gone, Sarah history ..  not so fast buster brown  ..

    • john norton

      The Gov. has a solid Base,ben building on tht since the RNC,GOPe threw the election back in 08… In due time She said,great restart govenor… ~ !

  • Jean_A

    Good morning, C4P!

    I stand with Sarah Palin.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Good morning, Jean!

      I stand with Sarah Palin.

      • Jean_A

        Good morning, Brianus!

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          :-) !!!

  • TexS2012

    "United States Senate Elections, 2014″

    "Elections for the United States Senate will be held on November 4, 2014, with 33 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested in regular elections whose winners will serve six-year terms from January 3, 2015, until January 3, 2021."

    Who is running and the undecideds!,_2014

    • PhilTan

      Does anybody think she may challenge Begich in 2014 ? Is that the thought behind the link ? I’d be happy with her running for any office. Senator works for me.

      • Exgunman

        Sarah running for/being a sen/rep is a massive waste of her time/talents IMHO…………………

      • Ory Hebert

        No chance.

  • stlouisix

    Biden heading to Virginia to push gun control

    Lest we forget, given how our freedom in Obama’s Amerika now hangs by a thread, The  Battle of  Athens, TN  (1946).

    The following was forwarded to me by a Vietnam War Navy Buddy of mine.  I recommend that you all watch it from start to finish.  Following the link is another one with the complete story, an example of why we have a Second Amendment to protect us from a tyrannical government!  This is what happened when a group of GIs just home from fighting tyranny abroad found that tyranny in their backyard, and were determined that their sacrifices and the sacrifices of all those who gave their lives to secure our unalienable God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of The Declaration of Independence were not going to be allowed to be rendered in vain by despots masquerading as Americans!


     Just in case some of you do not remember or know about the armed revolt against the local government in Athens, Tenn. in Aug of 1946, here is a short clip about it.

    Our forefathers put in the 2nd amendment to protect us against the GOVERNMENT,  not for hunting or target practice as the Liberals would like everyone to believe.

     The reason for the second amendment is clear, but this little known episode in our history makes it PERFECTLY clear.

    I was completely unaware of this event that took place in Athens , TN in 1946. I did not know an armed revolt on American soil by WWII veterans ever took place during our lifetime.  A very sobering video.

    This movie lasts less than fourteen minutes and is well worth the time.

    The Battle Of Athens – The GIs came home to find that a political machine had taken over their Tennessee county. What they did about it astounded the nation.

    • dave7777

       Thanks eversomuch for bringing this to my attention. This is prima facie  evidence that we should keep our guns and it explains why the Obama folks are so afraid of veterans.

      • john norton

        He has no control of us veterans,and if the time comes, vets are still our milita and will rise to serve and protect our Country and it’s future…

        • dave7777

           Here’s the 64000 dollar question……will the militia as you defined it have to face the military?
          I watched a stupid movie in which the federal troops tried to enforce a mandate(take immigrants from a far eastern country) which was opposed by the Governor of a state. Ended up with the National Guard forces standing off the military. Stupid move at the end, but this circumstance could conceivably happen.

          • john norton

            Even though ‘they’ suspended the ‘passe comotatus’ act and clause in the NDAA bill their families are our families and I dont beleive for a min. tht they wld fire on  us,it wld be like firing on themselves …"They" wld bring outside shooters like the UN…

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, stlouisix!!

    • TexS2012

      This was an awesome report! Thanks!

  • Jade

    Looks like big corporation FOX devise a plan to get out of paying a big contract by limiting her appearances on the network two months before her contract was up.  They think women are really stupid.  Why should Palin accept less money when her appearances on the network drive ratings?  Should bloviator Rove who predicted a Romney win be paid more? Look at the ratings when she is on Greta, Hannity or other shows. 

    Would Juan Williams accept a pay cut?  Sarah did the best thing by moving on.  The real scandal here is FOX treatment of her.

    • wodiej

      Do you have a link to substantiate Fox not paying Palin? It is my understanding she was not paid per appearance but a flat salary.

      • Jade

         I understand from reading a yahoo article that she was offered a new contract but it was substantially less than the expired one.  WHY? 

        • Jean_A

          How much less?

      • Jade

         You can read the article here:

        FOX is the only one who could leak the details of the contract.  This is all FOX continued efforts to two timed Pailn. Sorry but I can’t blame the liberals on this one.  FOX is trying to give the impression that she wanted more money.  But my argument is that she is only asking for what she is worth. Why accept less?   Anyway, it is best to move on.

    • idesign2

      I think those salary cut rumors are being put out by a number of lefty blogs. There are no facts to substantiate it, and by repeating those rumors you’re just falling for their line of BS.

  • TexS2012

    ‘Obama to Aids Patients – Hey You Caused it Now Pay for it Die!’

    “Now that society’s paying for people’s care, society has the right to decide who deserves the people’s money”, Obama apologist Michael Bloomberg asserted at a news conference yesterday. Speaking from Bermuda and flanked by a phalanx of armed, personal security guards, Bloomberg elaborated: “What is unprotected sex except an invitation to get cooties?"

  • onparade

    its time to fire up the old bus… on

    • Timothy Jacques

       There needs to be twitter account or website for all the "Palin Bus Sightings" …..let the rumors rumble across the land.

    • john norton

      I suspect the Bus has ben ideling the whole time … LOL

  • palin45potus

    The interview that Steve Bannon conducted with Sarah Palin has given us real hope for the first time since 10-5-11, the day when the GOP finally got to do things their way, with "That Woman" Bound and Gagged, and the Crony Capitalists gleefully anticipating the good times when it would be "Their turn at the trough".

    An involved Sarah Palin is worth untold millions of dollars in well-connected donors.  Make no mistake that she will need our financial support, but money cannot buy what she brings to the table.

    The last 16 months have offered "Irrefutable" proof that left to their own devices, the GOP is a losing party with no message worth hearing and no messenger who anyone would be willing to invest time and energy in spreading their message.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Amen, 45: Money can never ever buy what Sarah brings to us; what Sarah IS to us!!!

      And yes, as I said to Brother Inde too, I feel that we are starting to return to a PRE-5 OCTOBER, 2011 world.

      God bless!!

      Edit: And even as we await what should be a great Super Bowl, spring training draws closer and closer!!

      • palin45potus

        Mornin’ Brianus!

        When we look back in time, I see a clear rift that developed around the second half of 2010.

        Until that time, I think she was seen as a charismatic figure who kept things interesting during a dull time. Besides, Obama was on his extended honeymoon, and the geniuses of the GOP still weren’t sure if they should oppose him or partner with him.

        But she made all of that a moot point, and forced the GOP to stand and fight. It’s obvious that they’d much rather talk big while making sweetheart deals while the cameras are off.

        Between her meeting at Newsmax Headquarters and Tucson, she must have felt the iciness from the GOP as Karl Rove, Barbara Bush and so many others made it clear that she wasn’t welcome.

        Tucson was an irreperable wound in her relationship with Fox and with the insiders of the GOP. How could she ever trust them again?

        But fortuitously, she was scheduled to speak at the 100th Birthday Celebration for Ronald Reagan, and I’m almost positive that is when and where she first made acquaintances with Steve Bannon and Peter Schweizer. I’m not at all surprised that she’s re-emerging rested and ready on the same weekend that they have been showing their new project again Crony Capitalism. They are natural allies.

        The hope that Sarah brings is immeasurable.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Great analysis, 45–and I agree completely: The juxtaposition of her DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and the Schweizer/Bannon presentation on the PPC was no coincidence or accident!!

          Immeasurable hope-Yes, yes, yes …

          … at just the moment when our enemies were hoping to drive us to despair with the reinstallation of barack hussein obama!!!

      • Lynda

        You are so right Sarah is the Super Bowl… I have read where supporters have said over the last few days they wish they had some extra cash they could send to SarahPac… I have felt this for a long time if we all band together and say even half of the 3.4M on fb page gave as little $1-$5 … That would show Sarah we are here and we do stand with her and make her PAC strong so she can fight… Just think the price of a cup of coffee or that cold drink as a one time gift from few million people could help Sarah take back America… Just a though

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Thanks, Lynda!!

          I am thinking of proposing here soon, maybe around the start of February shortly after the Super Bowl, that we do a MONEY BOMB in honor of the approach of the Governor’s forty-ninth birthday.

          We can all try to make contributions, ONE OR MORE, in the amount of $49.00 to SarahPAC!! 

          God bless, Lynda!!

          • Lynda

            Thank you I just feel we need to something to show her that we are not talk we are here to stand with her … The $49 would be great as long as those that do not have $49 that the gift of $1. $5. Or what ever they give during the MB is an important gift and will help in the fight…I think doing the $49 around her birthday would be great. X

            I have a great deal of respect for you and how you write about Sarah and America..

            God Bless you Brian

            • BrianusBerkleianus

              Thanks, Lynda!!!

      • excopconservative

        Yes, we are returning to the real world.  We all knew, at some level,  on Oct. 5, 2011 that Obama would be re-elected.  We knew we had people in charge of the Party that had no compass to lead us anywhere.  They were soundly defeated in 2012 and all of them lost whatever viability they had although their corpses still remain in their former positions. 

        Gov. Palin knows that we must bury our dead before we can return to a normal life.  We must clean house in the Republican Party and remove the stench of corruption.  We must replace those who do not understand nor support our Founding Documents with others who do.  We must remove those who simply want to continue down the dirt road we are on rather than return to the well established road that led to American Exceptionalism. 

        I remember a political ad that started with, "It’s morning in America…"  We are beginning to sense that it could be morning in America again very soon. 

        • Don

          I think that is still very early in the morning in America and people are just starting to wake up. But, too many of them still haven’t really opened their eyes yet.

        • BrianusBerkleianus

          Thank you so much, excop–especially for that last paragraph!!

        • CharterOakie

          Another great post!

    • Timothy Jacques

       GOP is capitulating on "Immigration Reform"  they need a little fire under their butts.

      • palin45potus

        They seem to not understand that amnesty merely means more Democrat voters, not to mention higher unemployment for natural-born citizens and extra costs for everything from schools to hospitals, etc.

        But that cost of labor stays artificially low, so I guess they feel that they can ignore the other problems.

      • MissMyGuy

        This could be the make or break issue for a candidate. The solution to immigration requires hard lines. Close the boarders (people will probably die if we seriously do this) and get serious about punishing employers for hiring illegals.  No citizenship for those who are already here. They cant vote! That simple. But no politician will have the guts to call that.  And I dont know if that is what the majority of Americans even want or would support.

        "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" is political speak for "I want to get elected" . Politicians who want to dilute and distract from what really needs to be done. Simple solution, very hard to do.

      • Pete Petretich

        The Nefarious Bush Clan is clearly leading from behind on the GOP amnesty cave-in…

    • Pete Petretich

      I’m keeping the Bannon interview open on my computer but I’m afraid to read it. I want to wait for a special time, when I am well rested and attentive…

      (That being said, I have re-Tweeted it quite a few times already)

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