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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

    Excellent read about liberal media bias!

    ‘Dear @HowardKurtz et al, Let Me Explain Why Conservatives Hate The Press Corps With One Easy Example’

    From the article:

    "That the media would spend so much time on “political tone” and “civility” when it just might be possible the violent actor is on the right, but barely mention it when it is confirmed the violent actor is on the left and was in fact led to his victims by a left wing group, is the best, clearest, most recent example of why conservatives have legitimate reason to hate the press and media.

    There is a liberal bias in the media, even if they pretend there is not.’

    • c4pfan

       Too little, too late.

      • hrh40


        Would Erickson have written this if he was STILL employed at CNN?

  • ZH100

    ‘Daily Beast: Breitbart News Going ‘Hammer and Tongs’ at Rove’

    From the article:

    "Grove, a keen observer of Washington’s establishment and permanent political class, casts Rove as someone representing the "K Street wing" of Washington, D.C., which he notes is referred to as "Gucci Gulch." Grove observes the "K Street wing" likes to "tilt the nominating process away from the grassroots" which is "particularly Jacksonian in off-year elections, like the 2010 Tea Party wave."

    "At its core, the Republican Party is a bottom-up, anti-authoritarian working and middle-class party," Grove rightfully observes in describing the Reagan Democrats and the so-called "cloth coat" conservatives that have been the heart and soul of the modern conservative movement and whose enthusiasm determines whether Republicans win national elections.

    Tea Party conservatives have believed "K Street" Republicans like Rove want to take the party away from Jacksonian Tea Partiers and pick nominees that will further the types of policies that actually expand the size and scope of government, which has turned Washington, D.C. into a boomtown, as Director Stephen K. Bannon and the Government Accountability Institute widely documented in a "Hannity" special on Fox News."

  • ZH100

    ‘Democratic House chairwoman Wasserman Schultz caught in deception with reporters’

  • ZH100

    ‘Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith: ‘Obama Prepares To Screw His (Young) Base’ — As If It Hasn’t Been Happening for Years’

    From the article:

    "In what appears to be a sudden revelation in his column ("Obama Prepares To Screw His Base") on ObamaCare’s harsh treatment of young people, Smith notes how they "will pay disproportionately for ObamaCare." What this really represents is something which alarmed those who studied the bill both before and after its passage in March 2010. In other words, people who follow these things closely have known about this situation for years. But course, it has fallen on deaf, deliberately ignorant, or deliberately negligent establishment press ears. Thus, most low-information voters don’t know what’s coming. Beyond that, Smith acts as if the Obama administration hasn’t been shafting young people ever since Barack Obama took his first oath of office in January 2009, when it has been doing so in a variety of ways on a daily basis.

    Excerpts from Smith’s somnambulance, wherein he actually tries to blame Sarah Palin for what’s coming."

    • c4pfan


  • wodiej

    "A man’s heart plans his way but the Lord directs his steps." Proverbs 16:9

  • ZH100
  • technopeasant

    Word of the day: CACOPHONY

    I had considered making the WTD chaos, but then thinking about the roots of chaos I was brought back to the idea of CACOPHONY.  For those in Rio Linda, CACOPHONY refers to an untoward or unexpected inconsistency or cognitive dissonance or harshness of unpleasant sounds, words, language, music etc. that have the ability to jar the senses and one’s sensibilities. In other words CACOPHONY can affect a person both rationally and emotionally or it can be a combination of the two.

    Imho, the goal of the Left for at least the past 40-50 years is to create as much CACOPHONY as they could in the Zeitgeist of America and have targeted specific groups such as teenagers or kids between 18-25 at the time of the Vietnam War and generation X’ers (those who were born in the 1960’s or 1970’s with the goal to create as much CACOPHONY in their life and with that as much confusion and disorientation as possible as they become independent adults and supposedly becoming a productive member of American society. One of the primary goals of the Left is to make relaxation or solitude a lost art or practice, to in fact to keep all Americans always on edge.

    And the key word to understand the origins of CACOPHONY is the word AGITATION. Why was George Soros so impressed by Barack Obama, so much so he elevated him to become a presidential candidate in the 2008 election cycle? Because Obama as a professional community organizer brought to the table one key politcal ingredient above all others: He is a master AGITATOR and like any remarkable sales rep knows exactly at all times which buttons to push to foster or maximize further AGITATION, which can be defined as making people nervous, anxious or uncomfortable or exacerbating any nervousness, anxiety or uncomfortability, the hallmark of demagoguery.

    But back to CACOPHONY. AGITATION although hitting the mark more often than not is not a long-term solution. It’s affects are only short-term and may only last a day or two, if that. But for this feeling of malaise, being out of sorts, feeling resentment, displaying anger or showing contempt is to be sustained long-term for political purposes, there needs to be an additional component brought to the table, namely the presence of CACOPHONY on a daily basis.

    Unless we are completely deaf, it is virtually impossible to escape from or shut the door to CACOPHONY that permeates American culture. I could write for hours on the various ways the Left uses this CACOPHONY to jar the senses and sensibilities of Americans but suffice it to say the language we hear from the mouths of Leftist politicians, the vitriol that is spewed by Leftist journalists and TV pundits, the inflammatory language of discord used by teachers and professors in halls of learning, the countless number of TV programs and movies that go over the top with its use of blatant CACOPHONY that seek to alter the political consciousness of young Americans and finally the music most heard by young Americans, lyrics that are heartless, soulless, and reflect a desire on the Left to create a nihilistic or amoral culture that is devoid of God and the reality of America as it was founded over 200 years ago.

    And yes Virginia, part of this CACOPHONY is NOT a brainchild of the Left but a product of modern-day and state-of-the-art technology that has been imposed on us by inventive geniuses and our own enlightened desire (some may call it selfish) to embrace it without apology. In other words the FUTURE SHOCK which Alvin Toffler predicted at the end of the 1960’s for future Americans would have appeared in our world regardless of Leftist strategies, but what the Left has done is to intensify and to exacerbate the CACOPHONY and this has been their grand blueprint and scheme all along.

    I have used this analogy before. It is like a football defense consistently keeping the offense off-balance, the offense never throughout the game getting "comfortable" moving the ball down the field. And in football part of the CACOPHONY is how you often you hit the QB, how hard you tackle, and the enthusiasm shown by the defensive players on the field. Imho, you can tell who is winning the game by just listening to the sounds in play, including the reaction of the fans to certain plays.

    And in politics, CACOPHONY provides an undercurrent that the Left can summon up on any occasion because over the last two generations or so it has LEGITIMIZED this secular humanist CACOPHONY and knows it is the card they hold up their sleeve or that it is their ace in the hole to defeat our side in presidential election cycles.

    Again rock (secular humanism) beats scissors (craven expediency), and one of the main reasons it does is because of the emotional CACOPHONY brought to the table, namely high turnout of Leftist voters together with a depressed turnout of our potential voters.

    For our side has no answer to the CACOPHONY the Left dredges up every presidential election cycle. In fact too many conservatives on our side refuse to admit its existence or its potential to damage our public presentation. So we keep on losing elections and keep on blaming our enemies for our losses. We refuse to look in the mirror and realize we conservatives don’t have a clue how to run modern presidential election campaigns in an era with such one-sided CACOPHONY.

    And my friends if there is any solution this iconoclast can offer, it is we must introduce our own brand of CACOPHONY and have it resonate among the Left. On a continual basis, they must hear sounds, words, language, and music from our lips and spokespeople which discomforts and discomfits (look up the difference). Bottom line: The Left is much too comfortable from a political point of view. It’s high time we dedicate ourselves to creating as much CACOPHONY in their lives as they have created in ours and figuratively knock them down and put them behind the 8-ball for a change.

    One good turn deserves another, don’t you think? Instead of sugar in their coffee, a dose of CACOPHONY.

    • jerseymark

      Very thoughtful and thought provoking. What would be the opposite of CACOPHONY?


  • jerseymark

    As we move on from Mr. Lewis’ Tin Soldier scenario from "Mere Christianity", he gives us another way of thinking about what God has done as we spend a little time in "Miracles":

    "Let us suppose we possess parts of a novel or a symphony. Someone now brings us a newly discovered piece of manuscript and says,’This is the missing part of the work. This is the chapter on which the whole plot of the novel really turned. This is the main theme of the symphony.’ Our business would be to see whether the new passage, if admitted to the central place which the discoverer claimed for it, did actually illuminate all the parts we had already seen and ‘pull them together’. Nor should we be likely to go very far wrong. The new passage, if spurious, however attractive it looked at the first glance,would become  harder and harder to reconcile with the rest of the work the longer we considered the matter. But if it were genuine then at every fresh hearing of the music or every fresh reading of the book, we shall find it settling down, making itself more at home and eliciting significance from all sorts of details in the whole work which we had hitherto neglected. Even though the new central chapter or main theme contained great difficulties in itself, we should still think it genuine provided that it continually removed difficulties elsewhere. Something like this we must do with the doctrine of the incarnation. Here, instead of a symphony or a novel, we have the whole mass of our knowledge. The credibility will depend on the extent to which the doctrine, if accepted, can illuminate and integrate that whole mass. It is much less important that the doctrine itself  should be fully comprehensible. We believe that the sun is in the sky at midday in summer not because we can clearly see the sun (in fact, we cannot) but because we can see everything else."

    Mr. Lewis had used that last sentence elsewhere as well saying that the reason he believes the truth of Christianity is – like the sun, he can see everything else. That is exactly how it was with me also. I was raised in the Episcopal Church, was an alterboy and received communion at ten years old but by my late teens and early twenties, I didn’t buy it at all any more. The problem was that as I explored the true meaning of life at the ripe old age of 22 years, I was and am a rationally based, logical personality who tests ideas and concepts though the process of taking them to the next step in terms of consequences and ramifications and I continue the process until I reach a conclusion or a brick wall and during that time, every alternative approach to life, whether the dominant theme is to be rich, or to be famous, or to be someone who saves lives, or politically involved, or spending my life helping those less fortunate, or what have you, the process always ended the same way – namely in the grave and the world goes on with someone else having my money, someone else in the spot light, the people’s lives I saved would die, politics would go on and there are always more of the unfortunate for others to help. So the conclusion or break wall was always the same – it really doesn’t matter what we do or how we live our lives for no one will really care a hundred years from my death and I certainly won’t care as I would be dead. Needless to say, I became very depressed.

     At about that time, I was reading Taylor Caldwell’s "Captains and Kings", a very excellent book by a truly inspired author. As a result, I sought other books she had written and came across a couple of her historical novels "Great Lion of God" about St. Paul and "The Great Physician" about St. Luke (at least that is my recollection as to titles this 36 years later). In one and only one, Ms. Caldwell described the Crucifixion in such detail as novelists are apt to do that it gripped me and I had to ask myself "What if it (the Gospels) is all true? What if Jesus really is/was who He said He was and really died on that Cross and really  rose again? What would that all mean? As I placed those assumed facts through my mental process for their consequences and ramifications with regard to the meaning of life, it was like my mind went click, click, click, click and then everything just fell into place and I knew right then that this was the only answer to what this life is all about. I said to myself, "Of course – it is the only thing that makes any sense, the only thing that gives meaning to one’s life – to my life. I did not know even one Christian at the time, but the Lord placed that book in my hand at just the right time to reach me where I was and my life has never been the same. That is my witness and it is an unusual conversion story to be sure but by the truth of Jesus, I can see everything else.

    • RobBennett

      Yes. Without God, life makes no sense.

      We need to remember this when our "enemies" attack us. They are in pain. They believe (perhaps only temporarily) that life makes no sense. It is that feeling of despair that causes the attacks.

      We need to remember also that, if there is a God, then it ALL makes sense. The lowest moments and the most frightening losses serve an important purpose in the mind of the One whose mind is far more capable than our own of understanding the big picture.

      Your daily entries here are always inspiring, JerseyMark.


      • jerseymark

        Thanks for you very kind words. 

  • devitor

    Updated as of this morning:

    Master List of Governor Palin’s 2013 Accomplishments

    New Sub-Head added on Leadership with this entry:

    February 11, 2013

    Gov. Palin’s birthday is February 11. She spent her 49th birthday
    attending the memorial service of Chris Kyle, America’s Deadliest
    Sniper, who was murdered at a firing range by a fellow veteran several
    days prior. She spent the following day at his funeral and procession to
    his grave site. Our President – our Commander in Chief – who should
    have been there was absent and had nothing to say about it. A Commander
    in Chief loves our military and is present for deployment and
    home-coming ceremonies; and funerals of the fallen. A Commander in Chief
    ensures that our military has the resources and budget to be an
    effective fighting force and has a clear military doctrine. A Servant
    Leader seeks to serve first and that propels her to lead. Servant
    Leaders are selfless. Servant Leadership explains why she spent the day
    not celebrating her own birth but mourning the death of a fallen hero
    and family friend. Here we also see that a private citizen with no title
    or rank exercised leadership and the man who holds our nation’s highest
    title was remarkably absent.

    • fb274

      The funeral procession is just Now leaving Midlothian enroute to Austin.  "She spent the following day at his funeral and procession to
      his grave site."  You are a bit ahead of the activity.

      IMO, the president or even the Governor of Texas did not have the requirement to have to attend the funeral, but obama could have acted in conjunction with Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston’s deaths——-but, Chris Kyle did not have the correct color of skin and came from a state which obama loathe’s. Therefore no mention whatsoever. The time for a comment from obama has past. This is just another action of his that shows he is lacking in leadership.
      Which of the two had the flag at half-staff? (Jackson or Houston?) I just do not remember, but am almost certain the flag did fly at half-staff for one of the two, or was it for both?
      A mention from obama about Kyle’s death would have been appropriate, especially with his service and the fact that he was the renowned "Legend" Sniper in duty to his country which most likely save many, many lives. How many are capable of repeating his feat of killing an enemy at the distance further than one mile.
      IMO, the Palins did attend the funeral whether invited specifically or not, due to the friendship which was initiated during the "Stars Earn Stripes" for charity program.
      The fact that the Iron Dog starts this coming Saturday and Todd being one of the participants, it shows the Gov. and Todd put others before themselves in a very unselfish manner. The flight from Alaska to Texas and back is not a short flight and in itself will be exhausting.

      • john norton

        Its a good thing tht the Gov,remains "out there" …Id like to think tht its like keeping your pencil sharpened… for whts coming…

      • devitor

        The only ways she would not have been there is to be sick, dead, or in jail, so I pre-wrote it.
        Sent from my Palin-Powered iPhone

      • CharterOakie

        The Guv’s fb posts and / or tweets confirm that their friendship with Kyle was initiated before SES.

  • technopeasant

    Yesterday using a golf analogy of many PGA golfers never winning another tournament after winning a major to perhaps suggest that too many conservatives and Republicans have consciously or unconsciously rested on their laurels from the remarkable electoral results achieved in the 2010 midterm elections and like the pioneers of old may have decided to lay down roots and settle in a certain less than ideal location instead of venturing further west where the land may be more fertile, opportunity more robust and the chances of succeeding even greater I thought i would elaborate on it.

    And taking the analogy one step further, our proverbial pioneer may have been imbued with fear and trepidation of not yet staking their claim and that by venturing west and into unchartered territory they may be inviting CACOPHONY and CHAOS to ensue leading to their eventual demise.

    Imho, after the 2010 election, the consensus of our side was imho to lay down roots and to develop a "settlement" mentality in which the pioneer leaders (Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, movement conservatives) who were once venerated for leading the conservative caravan to "the promised land"  in the afterglow of victory) were unceremoniously shown the door and told they were no longer welcome among the settlers and basically told to move on. And the main reason why they were no longer welcome is these people could pose a constant reminder to the settlers of their hasty or unwarranted decision to circle their wagons where they found themselves after 2010 and point out to them how stupid they were not to continue to be bold and move forward into greener pastures.

    And guess what? Other pioneers came along in the Old West, more bold and venturous, and moved west into areas that these previous pioneers could have settled and succeeded in a much bigger way.

    Unfortunately, this is where my analogy ends. In modern GOP politics, once the GOP establishment and enough conservatives decide "to settle" in a less than ideal location, they act like hundreds of thousands of border guards who prevent any further movement west by other conservatives or iconoclasts like myself. It is almost like a dog in the manger mentality. I’m NOT going to embrace the jackpot at the end of the rainbow so I’m not going to let you have access to it either.

    And finally this reminds me of the Barry Manilow song, "Trying to Get That Feeling Again." And the protagonist in the song yearns to rekindle or recapture the love he once had for a woman and finds he cannot despite all his attempts to do so. Could the tens of millions on our side find in the last half of this decade that they also cannot recapture the intensity of 2010 and rekindle the burning conservative flame of that campaign? They simply dropped the ball; the lay of the land is not the same. We had our chance and we blew it.  We were too afraid of the frontier and the wilderness; instead we should have been more afraid of the civilizing influences of elitism, snobbery, altruism, community, political expediency and compromise.

    Those who fail to remember the past are doomed to repeat it. What has basically 80 years of liberalism, socialism and Marxism since FDR gotten Americans?  The progressive juggernaut occasionally has been arrested or delayed but never permanently stopped.

    As an iconoclastic conservative i would rather feast on a potential Barmecide feast than to settle for real-life scraps.

    • lanahi

      Oh, don’t worry, techno…we haven’t seen anything yet! 

      The "progressive juggernaut" will always be with us, but they are not stronger or more numerous than us. 

      Pessimism is what they are trying to promote…make it seem so useless to fight.  Don’t buy into it.

  • Pete Petretich

    3,498,123 as I wake this morning. Will we make it to 3.5 mil by the time I get home tonight?

    • john norton

      Her army has ben growing since the GOPe threw the election bk in 08… The Gov’s base is as solid as a rock… ~ !

    • palmerguy

      3,498,358 now and moving up

  • Pete Petretich


    • misterlogic0013

       hes a powerful man, but Sarah has the experience in the political arena, would he agree to VP slot ? I hope so ..

      • lanahi

        Based on one speech and an interview?

        • misterlogic0013

           your absolutely correct .. its the vacuum for normal people in Gov " I went nuts " thanks 

    • c4pfan


    • hrh40

      Try Maryland governor before national office, please?

      Seek out Dan Bongino and see about working together.

  • n4cerinc

    So I was listening to the Karl Rove clip at RCP talking about Tea Party folks are being  paranoid and such. Then something on the page caught my eye. It was a President Palin poll. So I clicked to go vote and guess what? Well here see for yourselves:

    Of course I wrote my favorite candidate in. That group was like the opening act.

    • c4pfan

       Karl is still going around acting like a drama queen?

      • Budvarakbar

        Yeh and he is on Fox almost every night — along with rubio

    • Christopher H Fromme

      I have voted write-in 3 times for Sarah  The last time the results were 31% for the write-in  ? candidate.  In a local event they used the same people to poll for 2016 Prez.  Rubio won   It is time that Rubio understand that he can NEVER be President or VP

  • stlouisix

    Poll: Americans Don’t Really Like the Job Obama’s Doing

    Obama’s Job Approval on 9 Issues:

    National defense – 53% Approve, 44% Disapprove
    Foreign affairs – 46% Approve, 48% Disapprove
    Immigration – 46% Approve, 48% Disapprove
    Energy policy – 44% Approve, 46% Disapprove
    Gun policy – 42% Approve, 54% Disapprove
    Taxes – 41% Approve, 57% Disapprove
    the economy – 39% Approve, 60% Disapprove
    Middle East: Israelis/Palestinians – 36% Approve, 55% Disapprove
    The federal budget deficit – 31% Approve, 65% Disapprove

    If this headline is true, then why do they vote for this commie creep other than having a death wish for your country?

    You have to be a fugitive from an asylum to approve of anything that
    the Free America destroyer Obama does, to especially include giving him
    high marks for a national defense that he’s selling out to our enemies,
    his friends, by his unilateral material and moral disarmament of our
    military in the face of our enemies arming to the teeth, resulting in
    the subsequent destruction of the morale of a captive military that the
    morally bankrupt Obama unconscionably uses as pawns for social
    engineering agendas counter to the good of the Service, and by
    extension, the good of the country!

    Every military vet that I know perfectly understands Obama’s contempt
    for our military as evinced by his forcing our troops to fight a PC war
    where the self-esteem of the enemy is a higher priority than their
    lives causing the military deaths on Obama’s watch to skyrocket, and
    hanging out Americans in harm’s way to dry by doing nothing to give them
    the security and help needed when they were under attack in Benghazi to
    the extreme of telling a Navy SEAL who, later died for lack of support
    from his traitorous country under AWOL Obama, to STAND DOWN when
    he wanted to immediately go to the aid of those being attacked!

    Obama calls NKorea nuke test ‘highly provocative’

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday called North Korea’s latest nuclear test a
    "highly provocative act" that threatens U.S. security and international peace.

    The BIGGEST threat to U.S. security and international peace is the
    "words without substance" Comrade Obama whose response to the world
    getting an order-of-magnitude closer to Armageddon by rogue nations
    becoming nuclear as only being "highly provocative" isn’t going to deter
    the those insane nations from starting a world conflagration in the
    least because they know a fraud when they see one!

    Former National Security Officials Tell Congress, ‘Stop Sequestration Now’

    The worthless spineless leadership of the GOPE on Capitol Hill gave
    Obama exactly what he wanted with the sequestration in disarming a
    military that Obama despises while increasing the debt ceiling, both of
    which contributing to the destruction of a free America that Obama despises.
    Pandora’s box has been opened by these buffoons who are more concerned
    with their own personal little fiefdoms, being the political hacks that
    they are, instead of the national security of a country that they
    unconscionably used as a bargaining chip to placate a Manchurian
    president who hasn’t stopped laughing since!

    • c4pfan

       But, it’s like half approve and most don’t even add up to 100%?  This country is beyond screwed.

      • john norton

        Its by both side’s design,putting the screws to us tht is…

  • c4pfan

    Erick Erickson is way too late with that article.  The GOP and others literally abandoned Sarah.  I won’t forget.

    • jester2939

      Me either. It was disgusting and cruel.

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  • CBDenver

    Yesterday someone linked to an article about Vaclav Klaus, the outgoing Czech President. In that article, Klaus mentioned how disturbed he was that the leaders in economically struggling Italy were more than willing to give the reigns of power over to EU bureaucrats as the economic crisis continues. This made me think of the US and how we characteristically respond to crises.

    In America we sometimes are willing to give power over to experts to solve. This happened during the Great Depression, when FDR’s "brain trust" was given lots of power to solve the crisis. Unfortunately the depression dragged on despite all the programs. But after the war things changed. The Democrats were voted out of Congress and more conservatives were voted in. The conservatives promised smaller government and empowerment of individuals.

    Why did the political tide turn after the war? What changed in the America people that they were no longer willing to let far-away Washington DC solve their problems? I read an article once by a military expert who said the reason the US soldier is so effective is because he is given latitude to adapt to circumstances and use his own judgement. This is why individual squads are so effective; they are given the overall objectives but are free to innovate when necessary to achieve them. American soldiers are trained to have a "can do" spirit.

    After WWII thousands of those soldiers, trained to embody the "can do" spirit, came home and decided they could manage their own lives. They didn’t need some far away experts to guide them. So they decided to take the reigns back and govern themselves. Based on what they believed about themselves — that they were capable of meeting challenges — they became more willing to choose conservative politics.

    The conservative message is, at its core, about individual empowerment. Limited government means individual people have more latitude to govern themselves. People who do not feel capable will not choose the conservative philosphy. Instead, they will choose the nanny state that promises to care for them.

    This is why it is important that Gov Palin chooses to speak at small business gatherings and leadership forums. These are the places where individuals are told that they are capable of running their own lives and businesses. These are places where the "can do" spirit is encouraged and nurtured. These are the places where the culture of indiviual empowerment is spread. That is what we need in this country if we are going to choose conservative solutions to the current economic and political challenges

  • misterlogic0013

    What is it you don’t believe ? Tonight the record set straight, OB totally out of the closet, he wants your freedom, your guns .. I’m personally sick of all the BS, its black and white (I’m not racist) OB wants total rule period .. (look at what he has done already)
      Executive order = BS = total rule OB style .. He is making it up along the way, GOP not getting it. OB centered on what he wants, GOP in la, la, land .. Hello, what is it you don’t believe ? Tonight reality hits the road / "oh I cant believe it" wake up or get slaughtered .. After tonight’s fiasco anyone who doesn’t get it will never get it .. Sad but true .. put that in your coffee ..  this isn’t recycled news .. zero accolades here, I love my freedom, I love America .. tired of the dog pony show .. not personal ..

  • cheers2all

    What in the world is this about??? A joke…

    Late last week Al Jazeera America announced the former vice-presidential candidate would be joining their news network. Al Jazeera America recently bought Al Gore’s failing Current Media that broadcasts the Current TV channel. Ironically, Fox News recently called Al Jazeera “an anti-American terror mouthpiece.”

    “As you all know, I’m not a big fan of newspapers, journalists, news anchors and the liberal media in general,” Palin told the Web site The Daily Currant. “But I met with the folks at Al-Jazeera and they told me they reach millions of devoutly religious people who don’t watch CBS or CNN. That tells me they don’t have a liberal bias.”

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