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The Governor posted this picture in response to Obama’s State of the Union address.

Two things stand out to me about Suzi Parker’s Washington Post article: 1) how few MSM journalists took the opportunity to mock the Washington Post for getting something wrong about the Governor when they would have been all over a conservative-leaning writer for making the same type of mistake about Obama or any high-profile member of the Democrat Party; 2) Suzi Parker’s article really isn’t an outlier in the sense that the MSM lies about the Governor in far more subtler ways on a daily basis.

Here are all of the Governor’s twitter responses to the Suzi Parker and Obama’s State of the Union address.


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  • blueniner

    Sarah Palins SOTU tweets were right on the money, Marco Rooobio not so much, stay thirsty my friend!

    • BrianusBerkleianus


  • 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.

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    My Dear Friends in Sarah,

    Happy Wednesday to you all, and, for those who observe the season, Ash Wednesday and Lenten greetings to you!!

    Here is a quote from the Governor on the Season of Lent (C4P, March, 2011):

    "I do observe Lent, and my family and I have traditionally sacrificed something during these weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. When I was growing up, my Irish Catholic grandfather would remind me that sacrifices offered up during Lent are to be like tithing — if you advertise your ’sacrifice’ and tithe then you negate any spiritual gains. (Or maybe he’d say that because he didn’t want us to know what he gave up!)

    Catholic baptism and Catechism classes have stuck with me internally." (end of quote)

    Well, Marco Rubio GAVE AN ANSWER to obama’s State of the Union Address last night, but we know that …

    Sarah IS THE ANSWER to obama!!!

    I present here some remarks that I made the last time obama delivered one of these SOTU speeches. I think the words are still most relevant today!

    God bless you all always!!

    DEO VOLENTE, SARAH 2016!!!



    … I have just a few brief reflections to share with you about the theme that, IMHO, has been our National Drama since Sarah Palin Day, 29 August, 2008: SARAH VERSUS obama.

    It is hard and painful for me, and for millions of Americans, to watch barack obama when he appears on television, as he did last Tuesday for the State of the Union address. While only the Lord can read hearts, this person seems to me to be so pompous, so arrogant, so supercilious that he must imagine himself, whatever he may say, to be PERFECT.

    "mr. president," only the Lord is perfect and omnipotent.

    Our glory as human creatures rests and sits precisely in humbly acknowledging our fallibility, our foibles, our failures, and in striving, with His grace and help, to always pick ourselves up when we fall down, and do better.

    However, if you are already PERFECT, what need is there for humility, for striving, for improvement!?! In their perceived "perfection" these folks become most imperfect.

    Yet again, I see herein a luminous and enlightening contrast to obama in our Sarah.

    The wonderful episodes of her TV show from 2010, "Sarah Palin’s Alaska," provide a number of examples.

    Remember in the first episode how she persisted in climbing up that mountain, in spite of her professed fear of heights, in spite of the difficulties and dangers and exhaustion?

    She persisted. She figured out where and how to place and maneuver her feet and her hands to make her way to the top. She reached the crown and summit of that lofty eminence!!

    Remember how, in the episode about hunting with her dad, she had to take several shots at the caribou until they began to figure out that something was wrong with the sighting of the gun? She finally used Becker’s (family friend) rifle, and brought down the animal on her first shot!! However, she could have become discouraged. She could have thought, "What the h***is wrong with my shooting eye? Am I losing it? I have been hunting with my dad since I was a little girl. What’s going on here??" But, no, she persisted and succeeded!!

    There is another observation we may make about these two episodes of "Sarah Palin’s Alaska": She could have had these incidents edited out of the series. She could have tried to look "perfect." But, no, Sarah chose to have America see her as she IS: A brave and fine and wonderful but IMPERFECT, FALLIBLE HUMAN BEING!!!

    May Sarah then serve as a shining example and exemplar for all of us!!

    obama and his ilk seem to imagine that they are PERFECT, that they have already reached the top and summit of the mountain. As a result, they will never ascend the heights that are reserved for the humble and the strong and the brave.

    Sarah keeps climbing (can’t you just see her, guys, on the mountain in that wonderful first episode, never giving up, pushing, pushing, pushing ever upwards?!?)–she keeps climbing, keeps striving, keeps fighting, bravely and dauntlessly fighting … and we love her for it!

    Sarah Palin is the American incarnation and embodiment of Sir Winston Churchill’s deathless words to his British compatriots in 1940, as the land of King Arthur and of King Henry V stood alone against the massed might of Hitler’s Wehrmacht: "WE SHALL NEVER SURRENDER!!!"

    Churchill’s words echo and resound in the hearts of all Free Peoples even today.

    Sarah’s intrepid Alaskan and American life echoes and resounds in the hearts of all Free Peoples everywhere.


    • blueniner

      Nice words Brian, yes, so many suttle messages in Sarah Palins’ Alaska.

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, Niner!!

    • virginiagentleman1

      As always Brian, you are on the money! I’ll bet you typed thru the whole thing and NEVER even needed a drink of water!
      God save us if Rubio is the new annointed one for the GOP!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        LOL!!  Thanks, Brother VG.

        We must say to the GOPe: WE THE PEOPLE will choose our candidates, not you certified members of the Corrupt Bastards Club!!

        • virginiagentleman1

          We do keep saying it my Brother, they refuse to listen!

    • CTmom2

      I was just reading in Proverbs 15:33 that "before honor comes humility."  Humility is defined as, "A modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness."  We have seen Sarah demonstrate humility over and over as she walks among the regular folks.  She hauls in salmon, gets all sweaty running, wears Carharts when she goes to vote, etc., etc., etc.  I believe it is because she has been so humble that God will raise her up to lead our country .

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Amen, CTmom!!

  • ZH100

    Excellent read!

    ‘Exclusive: The Washington Post Receives Coveted Fishwrapping Contract with Seattle’s Pike’s Place’ (by Whitney Pitcher)

    From the article:

    " However, when a “journalist” is operating with a biased agenda, satire appears like legitimate news. Earlier today, Suzi Parker of the Washington Post based and entire post around a “story” at a satirical website that claimed Governor Sarah Palin had signed on with Al-Jazeera to reach out to religious people. The article’s overarching point was that Governor Palin was supposedly trying desperately to hang on to relevancy, yet if she were truly irrelevant, why would the media have to grasp at straws to find something to pin on Palin?

    For the Washington Post, this is par for the course. Since Palin burst on to the scene in 2008, the Washington Post has aimed to smear the Governor at every turn. During the 2008 election, then blogger Dave Wiegel, who covered conservative politics at the site, operated an email list among journalists to coordinate stories. Later, in 2010, it was revealed that these email exchanges included discussion on how to cover speculation that Governor Palin was not the mother of her son, Trig. Weigel left the Washington Post shortly after the news of this email list hit only to be replaced by “conservative” Jennifer Rubin. Rubin was complementary of Palin when she wrote at Commentary, but within eight days of signing on at the Washington Post, she began to slam Palin.

    Those who don’t wear the conservative moniker,and some who even claim to be objective have engaged in this type of behavior as well. When Governor Palin’s emails were released in the Summer of 2010, the Post’s “journalists”, obviously averse to the idea of performing due diligence and actual research, crowd sourced the emails, asking readers to find juicy tidbits about Palin. During the 2012 election, shortly after writing a piece on how sexist it was that the media focused on Michelle Obama’s clothes, one Washington Post “She the People” blogger spent most of a post criticizing what Governor Palin wore at a rally for Missouri Senatorial candidate Sarah Steelman.

    Just recently, Chris Cillizza, who has been less-than-objective to Governor Palin in the past wrote a lengthy post declaring Palin irrelevant following her decision not to renew her contract with FoxNews. Just a few short weeks later, Cillizza invoked Palin’s name to take a shot at both Palin and the Pope when the Pope announced his resignation. While Palin is still supposedly irrelevant in his eyes, she was still relevant enough to mock.

    To be sure, the Washington Post is known to smear and misrepresent many conservatives, but it is especially   apparent and pointed when it comes to Governor Palin. When Palin gave her acceptance speech at the RNC  in September 2008, she looked right into the camera and noted that she wasn’t aiming to seek the media’s approval; she was aiming to serve the people of the country. That is what she has done. She served Alaska as governor leading to multiple credit upgrades, ethics reform, and strong budgets for the state. She has supported conservative candidates, rallied the Tea Party faithful, helped in tornado relief in Alabama, visited Haiti after a devastating earthquake, flew thousands of miles to attend the memorial service of a fallen hero on her birthday. Palin often notes that only dead fish go with the flow. Palin is no dead fish, but the media who continue to claim her irrelevance may find their writing only serve to wrap actual dead fish, proving that real irrelevancy lies with the legacy media."

    • Audrey_I

      The Washington Post is the House Organ for the Democrat Party.  The Washington Post is the national Democrat Party paper. 

      We need to recognize this and support an alternative for the Washington Post.  There would be an instant improvement in the quality of American journalism if the Washington Post folded and went out of business. 

  • MJosephSheppard

    Part of an essay for your consideration. The reference links in the body of the article are at my site for those interested 

    Where is everybody? The media seems to have gone to sleep in the face of what might possibly be the most momentous occasion in American political history. Not since the schoolhouse meeting in  Ripon Wisconsin in 1854  which led to the creation of the Republican Party, and the demise of the Whigs, has such a clear signal of another such momentous party rending asunder been so visibly signalled.It is not so much what Rand Paul said in his rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the union address but rather that  that such a speech was undertaken at all.

    Clearly Paul’s address was also, and in reality more significantly, a rebuttal to Marco Rubio’s rebuttal to Obama on behalf of what is now the Establishment wing of the GOP, and will most likely be, if events unfold, the Whiggish remnant.Again, it is not what the differences between Rubio and Paul’s rebuttals that matter, it is the fact that they took place which is absolutely unprecedented, and brings into the starkest focus the irreconcilable split in the Republican ranks.

    The irony if course is that Rubio owes his position to the Tea Party (and to Sarah Palin in part) and that he may well end up as the candidate of the rump GOP Establishment in 2016.Any indication that another such candidate in the Dole/McCain/Romney mould would be foisted on the rank and file, would lead to a massive stay at home result in 2016. Such is the rancour and distaste for the Beltway Establishment amongst the conservatives. If the split does come, and the 2014 mid-terms may be the final straw if the Karl Rove/Barbour establishment tries to force ‘electable" candidates on the Tea Party, is a new third party (e.g. The American Party as suggested by Sarah Palin’s brother) electorally viable in 2016? 

    Possibly, but not probably. The new Republican Party lost their first election in 1856 but put in place a structure and a solid electoral College base for the next election.A new third party would, by the very nature of its conservative support, have such a solid base in its first run with every chance of winning the South and parts of the Mid-West.

    After a third Democratic Party presidency there is every chance it will be "time for a change" as historically has been the norm. Then, the new party, with no internal schisms, and a solidly, uncompromisingly conservative ticket, with Paulite libertarian elements, (perhaps some combination of Paul and Palin), could begin a new chapter in American history.February 12th 2013,and Rand Paul’s address, may well be looked on by historians as the first page in that new chapter.

    Sarah Palin, as prescient as usual. discussed this possibility last year:Later in the segment,  Ms. Pemmaraju introduced a few questions chosen from those that viewers had sent in via Facebook and Twitter.  

    The first question, from Jan Nicholson on Facebook, was whether Gov. Palin  still considered a third party a possibility  if  ”the GOP continued to resist the new crop of commonsense conservatives.”Oh well, Jan hit the nail on the head there in suggesting that it’s a possibility that the GOP would kind of  disenfranchise or invalidate this new crop of fiscal conservatives and Independents who just want to get the economy back on the right track.

     Heaven forbid we see that in the next few months.  Oh, yeah, there is that possibility of a third party rising, but that’s only if  the GOP power players would choose to kind of co-opt this new crop of fiscal conservatives.  Let’s hope that doesn’t happen

    • John_Frank

      The referenced speech can be found here:

      Rand Paul’s Tea Party response to the State of the Union Address

      People might also be interested on Rand Paul’s thoughts concerning immigration reform:

      Sen. Rand Paul: Trust but verify on immigration reform

      A couple of thoughts concerning a third party:

      – While Senator Paul took a number of swipes at members of both parties in his speech, he did not declare that he was leaving the Republican party; and at this juncture I see no evidence that he is moving in that direction.

      – Pursuing a third party at this juncture would result in the Democrats gaining control of Congress, while Obama controls the executive branch.

      – It appears the effort will be to take control of the Republican party away from the "big government enablers" and to elect more common sense constitutional conservatives to the House and Senate in 2014.

      – If the Republican party skews the primary rules to protect incumbents and establishment candidates in 2014, while big donors line up behind candidates selected by Rove et al, such that the effort to elect more grass roots candidates is thwarted, there is a real possibility
      that the Democratic Party will regain control of Congress.

      Read also:

      Rove Email Leaks: Ideological War Opens in GOP

      – What happens after 2014 is an open question.

  • kcnut

    Come on folks rubio did a good job thou he need to have his drink nearer. Sarah thou whoa she kick obama harder then octomom kids when she had them. She is the one who now free to slap people down and fight for our country. god bless her and all of you folks. #sarahbringingbuttkicking back

    • John_Frank

      People may want to read this analysis of Rubio’s speech:
      Mike Flynn: For Rubio, Defense Is the Preferred Offense

      Mr. Flynn closes his article with the following observations:

      Rubio’s speech certainly had several good lines. There were even some good phrases. But, he took the "response" task too close to heart. He checked the boxes and attempted to rhetorically beat back Obama point-by-point.

      The GOP needs to stop feeling they have to defend their positions. They have the weight of history and all current polling in their favor. As Andrew used to say, "We’re selling freedom. If we can’t do that, we suck."

      • kcnut

        You right  on the money except they never will have someone to do that allen west or mia love would of done much better.

        • John_Frank

          Probably, but the protocol is that the response is given by someone presently holding elected office.

          I write probably because one big advantage that the President has is that he is giving a speech in front of a live audience.

          This creates an entirely different dynamic than giving a speech while talking to a television camera without an audience.

          Needless to say Sarah Palin is well able to use that dynamic to her advantage, providing the lighting and backdrop is set up properly, but still to even the playing field, you would want to give the speech before a live audience.

  • wodiej

    "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”  Psalm 139:14

  • wodiej

    The thread on Suzi Parker is good and the comments priceless.  I love it when justice prevails.

  • John_Frank

    Bing Politics ran a Bing Pulse poll during the SOTU.

    The results are interesting:

    • c4pfan

       Yeah, but will the national media pay attention to that or some stupid focus group from Luntz?

  • John_Frank

    Since the Communist Party USA endorsed Obama’s re-election bid, some folks might be interested in two opinion pieces posted on the World Socialist Web site discussing Obama’s agenda.

    Obama pushes austerity in the guise of defending the “middle class”

    Obama defends drone assassinations in State of the Union address

  • John_Frank

    In the course of his speech, Obama made the following statement:

    Obama: "Today, the organization that attacked us on 9/11 is a shadow of its former self." #SOTU


    On 9/11, Al Qaeda was headquartered in and operating out of Afghanistan.

    A little over 11 years later, in addition to having a presence in Pakistan, (albeit much less than was present on 9/11 in Afghanistan), Madrassas in Pakistan and elsewhere continue to act as fertile recruitment grounds for radical Islamic jihadists willing to use terror. At the same time Al Qaeda has re-branded itself. Affiliated groups of this new brand, who continue to pay homage to the tenants of Al Qaeda now have a significant presence in Egypt, Gaza, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Syria, and Yemen.

    Obama’s claim begs the question, if the organization that attacked America on 9/11 is a shadow of its former self, why does the Obama administration feel the need to launch drone strikes and carrying out covert wars against groups in areas outside of Afghanistan and Pakistan that were not even in existence at that time?

    Just asking.

    • c4pfan

       Obama is always lying!

  • jerseymark

    Continuing on in "Miracles", Mr. Lewis brings to our minds another principle – that of the Great to enter the little – in a challenging explanation:

    "The discrepancy between a movement of atoms in an astronomer’s cortex and his understanding that there must be a still unobserved planet beyond Uranus, is already so immense that the Incarnation of God Himself is, in one sense, scarcely more startling. We cannot conceive how the Divine Spirit dwelled within the created and human spirit of Jesus: but neither can we conceive how His human spirit or that of any man, dwells within his natural organism.  What we can understand, if the Christian doctrine is true, is that our own composite existence is not the sheer anomaly it might seem to be, but a faint image of the Divine Incarnation itself – the same theme in a very minor key. We can understand that if God so descends into a human spirit, and human spirit so descends into Nature, and our thoughts into our senses and passions, and if adult minds (but only the best of them) can descend into sympathy with children, and men into sympathy with beasts, then everything hangs together and the total reality, both Natural and Supernatural, in which we are living is more multifariously and subtly harmonious than we had suspected.  We catch sight of a new key principle – the power of the Higher, just in so far as it is truly Higher, to come down, the power of the greater to include the less. Thus solid bodies exemplify many truths of plane geometry, but plane figures no truths of solid geometry: many inorganic propositions are true of organisms but no organic propositions are true of minerals. Montaigne became kittenish with his kitten but she never talked philosophy to him. Everywhere the great enters the little – its power to do so is almost the test of its greatness."

    I think this is one of Mr. Lewis’ most difficult propositions. Another way to say it is that the complex includes within it the simple. One of the points Mr. Lewis makes in "Mere Christianity" is that God, being who He is, is not discoverable or knowable by human beings UNLESS God makes Himself discoverable and knowable. There are many people, even some who would confess to being Christians, who will tell you that it is impossible to know God, to know His heart and in the one sense it is true if one assumes that God does not want to be known. Some time ago, I wrote that this understanding is a most aggregious error that greatly confuses and limits the spiritual growth and development of His Children. I firmly believe that God desparately wants His Children to know Him, to know His heart and He stands ready to reveal Himself to anyone who really wants to know Him. This is the magic of the Bible as it is the living Word of God by which I mean that it will speak to each person according to where they are spiritually and what their need is. A person who reads the same passage of Scripture at different times can and will often come away with a different slant which addresses their current place. It is common to read verses thinking you know them only to be surprised and say "I didn’t know that was there". It is through His Word as it is highlighted by the Holy Spirit combined with the insights He gives that we come to know God. It is nothing but laziness and a cop out for any Christian to throw up their hands and conclude that one simply cannot know God. However, the guiding light must always be the whole of Scripture. 

    Mr. Lewis’ proposition here simply identifies a basic truth in that the greater, by virtue of its character, has the power and ability to reach down and lift up the lesser. Within our own composite nature we see this as we are a spirit, we have a soul and we live in a natural body. The Spirit can and will live without the body but the body cannot live without the spirit. Our natural bodies simply place us within the natural, material universe in space and time and when it is time to shed our bodies, we will leave the space and time for eternity receiving our spiritual bodies.

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thank you so much, Jerseymark.

      I think that your words above about the way in which Holy Scripture can speak to all men and women can be applied to people who are filled with the Spirit of the Lord, as we believe our dear sister Sarah to be.

      She has appealed to so many different Americans, of different ages, of different political persuasions, of different regions of the country, etc.

      She speaks right to the hearts of Americans; right to the Heart of America!!

      God bless!

  • technopeasant

    Word of the day:


    The world Americans inhabit now and since the beginning of the 21st century and will continue to have to contend with possibly to the end of this decade or even longer is defined by idea of FAIT ACCOMPLI.

    For those in Rio Linda FAIT ACCOMPLI signifies something accomplished or decided and apparently irreversible or unalterable.

    The world of FAIT ACCOMPLI was imho born with the election of 2000 where Bush 43 won the presidency although Al Gore won the popular vote. At the time Republicans were rejoicing Bush’s victory but in retrospect would it have been better that Gore had won as Truman won in 1948 after he succeeded FDR and allowed the American public to have their fill of the Democrats and then turned to the Republicans for a long period of time. Many folks forget that after the Truman presidency the GOP held the White House 28 years of the next 40 years.

    But instead the Left had its one issue to continually build its base: "The Man stole the election from us." And the failure of Republicans to meet the charge head on imho has led to the FAIT ACCOMPLI we see now and will continue to see if our side does not do a better job in refuting the many additional falsehoods levelled against our side.

    And this brings me to the broader picture. Why does our side not fight back harder? Why has FAIT ACCOMPLI become our political reality? Why did Obama know as an absolute certainty he would win in 2008 and this past November?

    In football, there is a saying: "This is how we play. This is who we are."

    In the Republican Party and many elements of the conservative movement we have not followed this template to success. Part of our failure is the passion and expertise of our enemies but at least 2/3 of it is our collective unwillingness to stand up for time-tested principles and core values that the nation was founded under. In other words the world of FAIT ACCOMPLI we live under is primarily a product of what I call the three A’s: abdication, acquiescence and appeasement.

    Our side has abdicated its responsibility to stand up for the rank and file, acquiesced much too often to the Democrats in Congress (what I call craven expediency), and finally by "feeding the crocodile of appeasement" our side has continually been put on the defense by the media and its surrogates and seldom or rarely has our side had the gumption to mount an effective offense.  

    In football, there is an old saying that "defense wins championships." There is some merit to the argument but when it is said and done teams win championships because they put points on the board. A failure to do this is equivalent to self-immolation or committing hara-kiri.

    And my friends millions can be spent to determine why the GOP election campaigns in 2008 and 2012 were such a disaster but when it is all said and done they will find these three things:

    a) The leadership of the GOP did not want to win badly enough or lacked the leadership (talent) to take our side across the finish line.

    b) The GOP presidential candidates (and their teams) were much too willing to cede political ground, the more we relinquished the greater the chance that FAIT ACCOMPLI would prevail.

    c) And finally our two campaigns spend way too much time "playing defense" rather than taking the fight to Obama and the Democrats.

    And as I predicted all along, especially with Mitt Romney, the 2012 election would become a FAIT ACCOMPLI for President Obama because Romney lacked the talent and skills in the ring as the challenger to overwhelm a more than competent opponent, went into the fight without the desire to administer a knockout punch to Obama (which Obama knew beforehand), and finally spent way too much time defending himself from Obama’s left jab (his constant demagoguery) and actually by doing so squandering any opportunity to rally back in the later rounds. Romney fought a predictable fight which Team Obama knew he would fight. That’s equivalent to a football defense knowing beforehand exactly how the opponent’s offense is going to play the entire game and proverbially being in the opponent’s locker room before the game began. Romney’s goal was to take the fight to the end–fight the full 15 rounds and leave the decision in the hands of the 3 judges. I predicted this 18 months before it happened. And I also predicted it would be a FAIT ACCOMPLI for Obama if this scenario unfolded as I predicted it would.

    Simply, you have to beat the champ and even more importantly you have to show the world you beat him. It has to be decisive. I am NOT a boxing aficiando but I would bet invariably there is not one challenger who upset any champion who was not the aggressor in the fight and attempted to knock the champion out and squandered his chances to do so because he was obsessed with going the distance.

    Finally conservatives need to admit to themselves that the political world of FAIT ACCOMPLI now exists in America and much of it is their own doing.

    "We have met the enemy and it is us."

    • BrianusBerkleianus

      Thanks, techno.

      We need fighters, like Sir Winston Churchill and Sarah, not appeasers like Neville Chamberlain and the GOPe!!

  • ZH100

    ‘Rove Email Leaks: Ideological War Opens in GOP’

  • technopeasant

    Ten words or phrases that describe the inability of Republicans and conservatives and their agendas to resonate with the public in 2012:

    1) Hiding one’s light under a bushel

    2) Going into a fetal position

    3) Talk out of both sides of one’s mouth

    4) Hypocrisy (of Romney being the Republicans spokesmen against Obamacare)

    5) Excommunication (of leading conservative lights)

    6) Giving a wide berth (to the Leftist agenda)

    7) Getting one’s foot in the door (due to Obama’s poor economic record and fiscal mismanagement) and then not giving a cogent presentation and/or closing the sale.

    8) Craven expediency prevailed over moral clarity (rock always beats scissors)

    9) Failure to recognize the PSYCHOLOGICAL MOMENT or to take advantage of it when it arrived during the campaign.

    10) A DE RIGUEUR or PRO FORMA campaign which had the imagination of "paint by numbers."

  • technopeasant

    I am constantly amazed by the reaction of conservatives to 2012 results, especially the lack of attention prominent conservatives have devoted to criticizing the overall political or general campaign strategy employed by Team Romney or the system or process that allowed Mitt Romney to advance to the head of the class in the first place.

    Instead of recriminations, imho the majority or bulk of the criticism is saved for the Democrats and especially Obama. In other words, virtually nothing is wrong with our side. And conservatives and Palinstas why we continue to lose presidential elections?

    Folks, Obama is NOT the main problem our side faces. It is the Republican or conservative man or woman in the mirror and the lack of will for that man or woman to come to terms with his her own inadequacy, political naivete, and of course refusing to deal with COLONIAL MENTALITY.

    • Audrey_I

      There are too many in the Republican Party that are secretly working to advance Obama’s agenda.  We have One political party and two factions. 

      The Republican establishment has kicked out the conservative wing of the party and has told the Tea Party to go to hell. 

    • Guest

       Thanks techno, I’m using that!

    • WilliamShipley

      I think that there are a lot of Washington Republicans who secretly want to stay in the minority.  That allows them to rail against the government but still ride on the gravy train as the spending bills go through.

  • stlouisix

    Reagan’s Texas Campaign Manager: Rove Directed ‘Technically Separate Entity’

    Looks like Rove is about as delusional as Obama, the man Rove continues to enable by backing candidates whose policies, for all practical purposes, are indistinguishable from Obama’s, as in Rove’s warped mind, conservatives in more than name only who love America are a bigger enemy than the communist in the White House who hates America, as evinced by Obama’s willful destroying a free America from within following the dictates of his Marxist Socialist mentors to the letter! Accordingly, Rove is becoming Obama’s prime tool for destroying what’s left of the GOP, which at this point, given the sorry leadership of the Judas quartet of Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, and McConnell, and the drones who vote with them on Capitol Hill, Obama enablers extraordinaire all when the smoke clears, post their repeated bluster without substance, is on life support!

    Obama: When War in Afghanistan Is Over, We Will Fight a War in Afghanistan

    Anybody who still listens to this delusional narcissistic megalomaniacal sociopathic liar, bereft of the ability to speak coherently, really needs to seek professional help!

    Obama Seeks 29 New Programs: ‘Nothing I’m Proposing Should Increase Deficit by Single Dime’

    Click here or the complete list of the 29 new programs President Obama proposed in his State of the Union Address–while asserting he would not increase the federal deficit by a "single dime."

    "We the People" propose that Obama, whose morally bankrupt social engineering agenda trashes the good of the military, in particular, the Constitutional freedom of religion rights of the Chaplain Corps and all whom they serve, and, by extension, the common good of the country, crawl back under the rock from whence he came, but not before he’s tried for high treason for willfully trying to destroy a free America from within!

    Sen. Sessions: Obama SOTU Proposals ‘Not Possible’ Without Increasing Deficit Spending

    The sorry SOTU didn’t require a Castro like speech by Comrade Obama, as it can be summed up in two words by those still capable of rational thought which excludes Obama’s drones who have a death wish for a free America.

    IT SUCKS!!!!!!!

    Cruz: Minimum Wage Hike Would Cost Jobs for Young People, Hispanics, African Americans

    Common sense for the common good is not part of the free America destroying Comrade Obama’s resume. The only solution now is to resist every irrational demand of Obama contrary to the common good, and to push for some leaders on Capitol Hill in a REAL opposition to this tyrant, instead of being his sorry enablers, with the guts to understand who Obama is, and what he represents, which is nothing less than the greatest threat to The Republic since the Revolution!

    Republican Senators Question Obama’s Call for a National Voting Commission

    Why should there be any question as this point, as Comrade Obama has made if perfectly clear by his actions that he does nothing without benefiting Obama and his Marxist Socialist Agenda transforming a free America into a totalitarian slave state under his dictatorial control of every aspect of the lives of his serfs beholden for mercy from his ruling politburo, as evinced by the rush for amnesty for millions of illegal aliens that Obama needs for voters to keep him and his sorry likes in power in perpetuity! Soon, unless Obama is reined in, that won’t even be necessary as Obama will unconstitutionally choose to rule by executive fiat only.

    I know what the reality is of the situation in Congress but if ever someone was deserving of impeachment, moreover, prosecution for his traitorous actions in high office, it is the fraud masquerading as president! And if Congress won’t impeach Obama, than "We the People" must by letting Obama know that he can go to hell with every attempt on his part to trash a free America from within which will be resisted TO HIS FACE on every level, local, state, and federal!

    Obama’s Speech Offers Little Substance on Foreign Affairs

    Obama’s foreign policy can be summed up in a nutshell.

    America’s enemies are my friends because I hate America just as much as they do to the extreme of unilaterally disarming the military both materially and morally, and replacing the American dictum of "Leave no one behind" with "You’re on your own as I don’t give a damn about the lives of those in harm’s way since I have more important things to do like sleep, vacation, fund raise, golf, and unconstitutionally trash the unalienable God-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to every American with death, slavery, and the pursuit of misery!

    Sessions: Obama ‘Beyond the Breaking Point’ with Executive Action

    Then why not articulate that fact to the American people, Senator, and make every attempt possible to do something about it while never letting them forget that Obama is willfully destroying millions of American jobs with his destruction of the proven efficient American energy industry and all that depend upon same? Why not FINALLY FORMALLY tell the American people the seminal fact that Obama is the greatest threat to a free America in the country’s history, and NEVER let them forget that?

    Sen. Ted Cruz: Obama SOTU ‘Unabashed Liberalism’

    It’s high time to call out the communist Obama and his minions for who they are, and what they represent, despots all who are being allowed to render the sacrifices of all those who fought and died to secure our unalienable God-given rights in all of America’s wars to have been in vain! We owe the fallen that who are crying out from their graves for us to do so!

    • c4pfan

       That min wage crap just makes me want to puke.

  • mark1955

    This is a Heads up to South Carolinians: . Apparently there is a Bill that has been introduced to severely reduce Homeschooling in Your State. I can see the hands of the teacher’s union’s and the NWO Rockefeller’s operating behind the scenes on this one. They can’t stand the thought of Children not being indoctrinated into the NWO marxist/islamist’s one world government slave state. There is a list of local Legislator’s you can call to protest this outrage.

  • John_Frank

    Ah … unfortunately, while the comment posted by Ian referenced the Governor’s tweets in response to the SOTU, no link was included.

    People can read all the Tweets here.

    P.S. Thank you Ian (and the other editors / contributors / moderators to c4p) for everything that you do.

    • c4pfan

       Yeah, that was the fun part!

  • wodiej

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