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Open Letter to Mr. Erick Erickson

Dear Erick Erickson:

I don’t know you that well. I only read an article from time to time but what kind of a poor excuse for a patriot are you? First the injury (voter fraud and attacks on McDaniel) then the insult (they can’t speak up).  Your silencing anyone from participating in an invite to a question and answer speaks volumes.  Thanks a lot.

I am dismayed at your site’s refusal to allow concerned Americans who happen to be from Mississippi and who are very upset at the obvious voter fraud and race baiting that has gone on, has gone unpunished by the RNC. On the contrary, it is being completely ignored. It is not only a sign of things that have happened before (Chairman Priebus dismisses votes from Ron Paul delegates at the 2012 RNC Convention), but of a sign of things to come you may not know about, because you were not a part of that particular place in history like I was, so consider this a post which took 55 years to write.  Wise up there, Mr. Erickson!

I wasn’t born last night, but I wrote this on his Facebook timeline last night:

Republican National Committee started a Q&A.  August 9 at 2:27 pm · Chairman Reince Priebus is at the RedState Gathering & ready to take your questions for the next 30 minutes:

questions and answersLet me tell you something, Mr. Priebus.. Cuba had a revolution because a corrupt RINO (yes, a Republican), justified an opportunistic, charismatic and evil revolutionary to take his place. If you continue with the corruption, allowing for voter fraud, amnesty, hating women, children and using blacks as tokens for your campaigning, you will either starve the party to death or invite a very nasty consequence for all. I don’t even want to think of it. Sometimes there are things that are more important than money, power or fame. That is human decency, honor and a respect for the people of a nation who have begged you to listen. I don’t know how you sleep at night betraying not just us, but this wonderful country, but you will not rob ME of mine. Shame on you for taking one red cent from anyone to push the LEFT’s agenda. I see why you’ve been hired-anyone who can keep a straight face with the emails and earfuls you must be getting… is beyond hopeless. For shame!  ~ Isabel

If you need more information about the history of the take-over, I will be happy to provide it, but it is best summarized in just a few lines for a lesson learned: Corruption is foolish because it gives the left the justification to impose their own corruption (which is worse). Only a party that leads with moral authority instills fear in the opponent and wins victories. When you help the GOPe by covering up its corruption it further impedes our rights to not only free speech, but the benefits of honest leadership, integrity of a political process and the very future of our Republic. We, the voters, take this seriously.

Instead of serving yourself by covering for cowards and sellouts who have done less than nothing for our party, join us in taking on the corruption you have sometimes alluded to in your electoral articles.  It takes guts to be a patriot, and part of that means sacrificing certain privileges and “access” to power. I saw a lot of soft ball questions and weak-knee’d patriots all over the thread. That’s the type of constituents the GOPe wants: easily steered sheeple (maybe, like you).

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These are just some of the comments you made in the article where a moderator (possibly hired) repeated similar lingo, just to deny voters the chance to express their opinions about fraud in Mississippi’s race and to protect Reince from them.

We invited Reince Priebus, Chairman of the RNC, to the RedState Gathering. Normally at the Gathering, with some exceptions, we ask our speakers to take questions from the crowd. Twice now the Chairman of the RNC has come and taken questions from the crowd.  This year, I insisted on asking the questions in a conversational interview format.

After the interview, a number of attendees expressed their anger to me that they could not ask questions.In fact, one was so deeply hostile that after yelling at me, he stormed from the room, yelled at another attendee, then tried yelling at Reince. At the conclusion of the Gathering, he came up to me and apologized and noted his reaction was proof I had done the right thing.

Here’s what I got: 1) you may have exaggerated the story to justify your actions, or 2) the story of the attendee was also exaggerated to portray these voters as an angry mob that has to be dealt with.  You then wrote:

Secondly… more importantly, during the Gathering we became aware of an organized effort to embarrass the Chairman and otherwise disrupt the event. In fact, when I undercut the effort, one person affiliated with one of our sponsors began loudly playing ringtones from his phone to disrupt the event. Another tried to block the video camera recording the event with a sign.

There is nothing conversational about dismissing people’s rightful anger and right to speak up. You should have expected and managed the situation, but the RNC is making a case for not having open primaries anyway so this is just one more reason to justify it. You protected the same Chairman who cynically used an image of a T.E.A. sign in a survey he wants answered to give the impression he is listening.  Is that not enough to sicken you? Post byReince Priebus.

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Mr. Erickson, you could use your writing skills to enlighten voters by letting them know that the RNC Chair is a mouthpiece for the GOPe, and with all due respect, a hired liar who looks innocent so he can deceive..why not? It’s true!

You could also start by admitting to yourself that the RNC Chair could not care less about the people he is asking support or opinions from, and show respect for voters by treating him like someone who is supposed to serve and represent us, not a celebrity with a fragile ego. Given all the mischief going on in the establishment, why are you not helping us fight this war against a machine that is desperately seeking to crush us? It is no secret: the GOPe wants to engage us in Death by Suicide. Why take that side? We need people to hold them to task, not be intimidated by them.  They are cowards, remember? Have I missed anything?

Back to the context which I started with: We (Cuban-Americans who fled Fidel Castro’s communist dictatorship) have been called many names:  angry Anti-Castro mob, Cuban Mafia, etc. It’s not new.  The name calling is a smear tactic to intimidate and coerce into submission. Unlike the GOPe who fears the president and media’s “smears”, a true patriot does not care what names they are called.

In the meantime, no one has the right to cast a negative light on people who have a right to complain about a victory they were robbed of and are now being given the runaround on.  You may not agree, but the GOPe is governing in despotic ways.  It may be in the form of dopey surveys and shutting people out at “gatherings” where they were, again, invited to participate, but it’s a red flag for some of us who have been speaking up for a while. Please explain how people taking the time to attend your Q & A and showing up with signs saying #remembermississippi are in any way a threat to Reince Priebus. We have been treated worse and are happy warriors. So what’s the big deal?

A dozen people, that’s it? You couldn’t handle 12 voters. If there isn’t an awareness on your part that the lack of courage to stand up to our establishment is part of the problem, and that because of that corruption conditions are ripe for a revolution (in Cuba it was from the left), then history will repeat itself.

This is America, though, and revolutions arise for all the right reasons, to protect the People, the Truth, God’s stewardship and Independence from tyranny. The corrupt leaders in our party have been paving the way for a corrupt left to be emboldened and move forward to replace us. It should make you stop and think: you should not take for granted what the Good Lord intended for this country, and how it was envisioned by its founders.

My country never had that unique feature in its Constitution. Yes.  Stop. Think.  And Thank Him for history to unfold a revolution of honor and goodness that will replace the evil one in which the rest of you will have all lost your way.

Sincerely,

 

Isabel Matos

 

 

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EXPLOSIVE! Rob Portman Distances Himself from Possible Criminality Involved in Cochran’s Race-Baiting Ads

By Isabel Matos

Rick Shaftan is a Senior Analyst at Neighborhood Research Corporation. He has been a campaign consultant for several decades and knows the ins and outs like FEC rules and regulations. He’s in Mississippi doing boots on the ground research on possible irregularities concerning the race-baiting ads that aired on radio stations that tried to knee-cap Chris McDaniel. There are rules and laws about campaigns not being allowed to coordinate with outside groups because of a $2600 contribution limit to the campaign. The campaign can to some extent coordinate with the party committees, but the party committees cannot coordinate with outside groups like Mississippi Conservatives or the shadowy All Citizens for Mississippi that ran these ads. A money trail to these outside groups does not even need to be traced or involved. If there is just coordination and/or collaboration is involved it’s totally illegal. The Senatorial Committee, for example, is considered being on the Cochran campaign’s side, so they can’t have anything to do with these other groups. Mississippi Conservatives could (and did) fund All Citizens for Mississippi, it’s legal. But the Cochran campaign cannot work in unison with All Citizens for Mississippi and it is starting to appear that it happened to some extent. If there was this kind of coordination such as resources, communication, money .. if these lines were crossed, it would be a serious violation of the law.  What is the evidence that this illegality took place? If the NRSC sent $175,000 to All Citizens for Mississippi, that would be coordination with an outside group. Apart from the content of the reprehensible ads, what the NRSC did would be considered criminal. Rob Portman has been trying to cover himself by saying he paid the NRSC but had no idea they would pay for ads attacking Chris McDaniel, painting him as a member of the KKK.  Had he asked for money from an outside group or Pac to pay for these ads, it would have all been legal, but..

H/T William Davis Focal Point video

Please go to Part II of this Interview in the Next Article

 

Update:  The interviewed guest’s last name is Shaftan not Shaft. It has been corrected thanks to Mr. Shaftan himself who contacted me to thank me for sharing his work. Pretty cool, I think.  He was spot on. In both interviews.

 

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Inspirational McDaniel Videos Banned from Local MS TV: “Never Surrender”

By Isabel Matos

Yes, she is a Republican. Proud American and McCain National Hispanic Chair.  A real charmer, isn’t she? There’s more where those came from. Feel free to be infuriated.  This is not about her, though. It’s about the foolish, separatist establishment mentality. In any case, her tweets should motivate you to go to Chris McDaniel’s defense.

It has been said when you feel like quitting, remember why you got in fight in the first place.

enjoy the two inspiring videos by Chris McDaniel.

Video by Charles Johnson uploaded two days ago.

In this speech that was banned from local TV, Chris McDaniel promises to never surrender. It’s deeply moving. #Neversurrender

Video by Charles Johnson

This video was blocked by a local affiliate from airing even though Bea Harrison, host of That’s What I Love About the South, invited Senator Cochran to speak as well. He ignored her. Harrison says that that affiliate has ties to mega lobbyist and former Governor Haley Barbour.

I’ve been publishing a lot of documents and videos. I’m an independent journalist. If you like my work, support it here. gofundme.com/charlescjohnsonresearch

This was videotaped prior to June 24th. It was uploaded four days ago. At 3:45 minutes McDaniel’s remarks included mentions of Senator Cruz has demonstrated what courage can do on the floor of the Senate, Senator Lee from Utah has demonstrated what a voice can do to change not only a state but a Republic. They need reinforcements and this is what that fight is about. This was videotaped prior to June 24th. It was uploaded four days ago.

What are you willing to do? How far are you willing to go? Your country is demanding you defend your principles again. That you fight again.

    1. Will you be men and women of courage? When you engage your local, state or federal government, they will mark you, they will not kill you and you’ll have to stand nevertheless and defend your belief system.
    2. Will you be men and women of judgement? Judgement means more than the perception of what your actions will accomplish today but your actions will accomplish ten years from now. Youth is a reminder of the obligation you have to your Republic. We need to engage today.
    3. Will you be men and women of Integrity? Integrity means the ability to defend yourself. It means more than what you think. Sometimes it means a willingness to defend yourself despite your imperfections and defend. DONT LET YOUR IMPERFECTIONS get in the way of your duty to your country and your families.
    4. Will you be men and women of dedication? Don’t lose hope. Don’t despair. They don’t want you to engage in the system.

Nothing could be more true as we await the results of the legal battle (It is not over yet as McDaniel has not conceded). Those involved in the decision-making regarding the certification of ballots should listen to (in case they missed them) the videos above.  They included members of the committee include Roger Wicker, a couple of Barbours – Austin and Henry, and Thad Cochran himself. Yes. It is true. According to my source, Cochran establishment members whose names we are not familiar with are involved in the decision to certify votes or not. One name not on the list but who we need to know: Pete Perry.  He is the Hinds County Republican Chairman. Perry is dismissing “Tea Party” accounts of crossover votes in his county. He is calling them “wild accusations”.  (That would explain the GOPe’s delay and intransigence on the matter, I am guessing.)

As I understand it, the complaint by the representative of the Tea Party yesterday was that ‘they had found over 800 instances of June 3 voters in the Democrat primary who illegally voted in the June 24 runoff election.’

Instead of making wild accusations which stir up social media with cries of fraud and corruption, it would be much better for all involved Ð the voters, the candidates, the 500 poll workers in Hinds County Ð if we let facts enter into the conversation. And the facts are that their claims are wildly exaggerated. As a committee, we are still in the process of going through the election results before they can be certified, but this morning we can discuss some of the specific examples that were raised yesterday.

It is not too late to request Perry’s removal from his chairmanship as it is at the center of all the fraud that has gone on (despite what he says), or send an email to the Chairman of the Republican Party, Joe Nosef about why he should make a decision IN FAVOR OF McDaniels.  Your kindly worded emails to him with reasons for doing what is right are welcome.  The emails are obviously getting to him. (I can’t even believe I am writing this but it is all true).

I may send an email because a candidate was robbed of rightful victory on June 24th. You would think a Republican would not need national attention or pressure nationwide to do what is right, but this is what it is coming down to it seems. If I can help, I will.  There have been no lies on our part and there is no excuse for the Republican establishment to dismiss these charges or deny election results were illegal. Once my head cools and the shock wears away, I may send a comment or two,

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Family, Politics and the Scandal of Corruption That Binds Them: Should Those Ties Compromise Rand in 2016?

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by Isabel Matos

I hate working in a vacuum when preparing a video or a lengthy article sometimes because it can take hours away from interacting with people; but I actually enjoyed putting this clip (and article) together because my mission and obsession is to expose GOP corruption and deception. I think you will like it.

In this story we have an entrenched five-term Establishment politician with the second-most powerful position in the Senate (Minority Leader, Republican Mitch McConnell) grasping to retain his power one more term to maybe be Majority Leader (an ironic scenario given it would be made possible by Tea Party support of the same Conservatives he is trying to defeat). We have a Junior Senator (Rand Paul) compromising his own Tea Party principles as he vies for that position or a higher one down the road that will secure a place for him to lead in some leading capacity (as he will never be president). Because the Junior Senator comes from the same state as the elder status-quo he has to play the game and run everything he does past the Establishment we are ALL trying to take on. And last (for the sake of this article, there are more) we have a family member, confidant and campaign manager -Jesse Benton- who they have in common. Benton is not the only bad guy in this political drama which also happens to be a family affair. Benton is married to Rand Paul’s niece (or Ron Paul’s granddaughter). Their corruption, however, is putting our country at risk and possibly why Sarah didn’t get near this race directly. The entrenchment is as thick as the bonds that tie their family.

Jesse Benton was a top campaign aide during Rand Paul’s 2010 Senate bid and became campaign manager after a staff shake up. He served as communications director in 2008 and then campaign manager in 2012 for each one of Ron Paul’s Presidential bids. Mitch McConnell hired him to be his reelection 2014 campaign manager as part of his commitment to running a presidential campaign in Kentucky, which he announced in a prepared statement on September 13, 2012:

[a campaign] starts with a presidential manager. Jesse is literally the best in the business at building and organizing conservative grassroots  movements and I’m thrilled he’s chosen to return to Kentucky to lead my campaign.

The merger was a no-brainer:  McConnell would use Paul to help him garner the Tea Party vote (albeit dishonestly and deceivingly). In turn, Paul would have a very powerful “ally” and access to huge amounts of money for being a loyal “ally”.

Benton’s move from the Paul camp to McConnell’s left some conservative activists scratching their heads because of the two senators’ divergent political philosophies. But since Paul arrived in the Senate, the gentlemen from Kentucky have nurtured a symbiotic partnership that gives Paul establishment credibility while shoring up McConnell’s bona fides among the Tea Party base f.

On February 18th a complaint was filed with the Iowa Senate Ethics Committee regarding a payoff for an endorsement for Ron Paul in the Iowa caucuses. In the complaint Pete Waldron, former campaign staffer for Michele Bachmann alleged that the Paul campaign, “its operatives, and third parties conspired to pay a bribe” to Sorenson “to betray” Bachmann and publicly endorse Ron Paul. The names of those involved are listed here; among them Jesse Benton and Dimitri Kasari.

On December 28th, 2011.. Iowa State Senator and Campaign Chairman for Michele Bachmann for President, Kent Sorenson resigned from Bachmann’s campaign during the 2012  Iowa Caucuses and endorsed 12-term congressman Ron Paul instead.

While this event did not significantly affect the outcome of the election, Sorenson’s endorsement of Congressman Paul is drawing heavy scrutiny after e-mail conversations and memos released exposed a financial proposal of over $200,000 for Sorenson’s defection from the Bachman campaign.

The results of the January 3rd Iowa caucuses were too close to call – the closest in its history. It appeared that Mitt Romney had won at first, but after the results were released on January 19th, it was Rick Santorum who had beat him by a small margin, missing out on all the attention and PR Romney got for it. Ron Paul came in third place. Michele Bachmann came in sixth and dropped out of the race.

The credible allegations in the complaint resulted in Kent Sorenson resigning from office as Senator in October of 2013.  Sorenson admitted receiving payments from, among others, Ron Paul’s deputy campaign adviser, Dimitri Kesari. The federal probe continues it seems. FBI raids reveal connections to the case. Computers have been removed from Sorenson’s house and a grand jury investigation is ongoing.

The FEC assigned a MUR (“Matter Under Review”) number, which indicates a formal inquiry will begin. It has not fazed Benton who is not answering questions about the bribe, or Paul who has tapped him to be his 2016 campaign manager.

Rand Paul’s political adviser, Doug Stafford was managing a consultant involved in bribery payments to Sorenson. His name: Dimitri Kesari. Stafford is Executive Director of Redirecting America (in a) New Direction (RandPac) and is busy ramping-up a political infrastructure “for the 2016 presidential hopeful.”

Jesse Benton joining Stafford makes sense given his comments in a secretly recorded conversation provided to OpenSecrets Blog and other outlets saying that he had accepted the job as McConnell’s campaign manager for the purpose of bolstering Rand Paul’s prospects in 2016.

Jesse Benton has a record of unethical conduct. His ties with so-called conservative organizations like “Americans for Tax Reform” (founded by Grover Norquist, known GOP infiltrator) and the ACU (also known to be infiltrated by GOP enemies Norquist and Suhail Khan) should also be noted. In a simple search:

Who is Jesse Benton? Jesse Benton is a political consultant and libertarian activist know for working with conservative and libertarian organizations like Americans for Tax Reform, the Liberty Coalition, and the American Conservative Union. Benton is strongly associated with the Paul family, serving as a high-ranking staffer for both Ron Paul and Rand Paul.

Those two associations alone would explain many of the stances Paul has taken on issues clearly not supported by the Tea Party, base of the GOP and movement he supposedly represents and is the leader of. He is using them for his political gain and in the process is guilty of confusing and depriving voters of the truth about who he really is.. A fake friend of Conservatives which makes him… a RHino.

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Kent Sorenson and Ron Paul (Updated)

SORENSON confirms payment to endorse Paul Aug 2013 (Updated)

References

1)  Mitch McConnell Beating the Tea Party: We are Going to Crush Them Everywhere:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/10/mitch-mcconnell-beating-tea-party-we-are-going-cru/

2)  Rand Paul Reacts to Mitch McConnell’s Plan to ‘Crush’ the Tea Party:

http://www.glennbeck.com/2014/03/11/rand-paul-reacts-to-mitch-mcconnells-plan-to-crush-the-tea-party/

3)  Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager: “I’m Holding My Nose”:

http://swampland.time.com/2013/08/08/mitch-mcconnells-campaign-manager-im-holding-my-nose/

4)  FEC Will Examine Allegations Against Ron Paul Campaign

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/03/fec-will-examine-allegations-against-ron-paul-campaign.html

5)  Bribery Scandal Compromises Rand Paul 2016

http://chrisinmaryville.net/benton-bribery-scandal-compromises-rand-paul-2016.html

6)  New Investigation Into Ron Paul and Sorenson Payoff

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/04/new-investigation-into-ron-paul-inc-and.html

7)  Leading Republicans Move to Stamp Out Challenges from Right

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/us/politics/leading-republicans-move-to-stamp-out-challenges-from-right.html?_r=2

8) Mitch McConnell Hires Ron Paul’s Campaign Manager

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/mitch-mcconnell-hires-ron-pauls-campaign-manager/

9) Ron Paul Campaign Accused of Trying to Buy Iowa Endorsements (The Emails)

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/08/ron-paul-campaign-accused-of-trying.html

10)  Head of Paul’s 50-State Operation is Accused of Earlier Questionable Work

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/03/head-of-pauls-50-state-operation-is-accused-of-earlier-questionable-work.html

 

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Relishing Every Word of Sarah Palin’s FB Timeline Post Today

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Sarah Palin

C’mon now, guys. This gloating among establishment Republicans calls for the same reprimand we parents offer 12-year-olds who scuffle on the playground. I often remind my young daughter, especially, after her ball games, of the importance of being considerate and gracious in both victory and defeat.

Congratulations to candidates in yesterday’s small pool of state primary elections who will now move on to their respective general elections. Now, knock off the gloating. The GOP establishment must ratchet any kind of arrogance way down and get in touch with independent, constitutional conservatives who build the base of the party. They do the thankless work to put boots on the ground for your campaigns, and they show up to vote if you give us good reason to vote. Anything less and we will not secure victory for America this fall.

Surely, politicians and high paid D.C. consultants, you realize we all need to work together after these valuable competitive primaries that offer good debate and clear awareness of candidates’ positions, right? It’s extremely off-putting to witness post-primary smugness. Well-funded campaigns that rub a victory in the face of primary challengers’ supporters sure don’t endear the winning campaign to voters who are beyond tired of the selfish political games that have gotten the country into the mess we’re in.  Your gloating causes apathy, if not downright disgust, among concerned citizens who want to remind you: “It’s not about you.”

You’re perpetuating an “us versus them” mentality with this gloating. That does our cause of defending our republic and all our freedoms and opportunities no good. Are we not on the same side, standing firm on all platform planks that empower the people instead of growing government? The people you’re mocking comprise the base of your own party, remember? To paraphrase the great Ronald Reagan: Rein it in and humbly learn how much we can accomplish together for America when we don’t care who gets the credit.

Bottom line: Politicos, more friends are needed leading up to the general election. Poking potential friends in the eye doesn’t earn the allies needed to win. Piper and her schoolgirl friends would tell you as much. Read more on this here:

http://www.breitbart.com/

- Sarah Palin

todd no limit to what a man can do

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Scam Alert: Sarah’s Not Running for Senate, so DO NOT DONATE to Dan Backer’s Tea Party Leadership Fund

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By Isabel Matos

Sarah is NOT running for Senate!

Yet another article by Lee Stranahan warning unsuspecting Tea Party Americans who make donations in good faith to Tea Party Organizations that a scam is being perpetrated by the Tea Party Leadership Fund. Dan Backer strikes again. This is not new. I published how the funds got intercepted by Backer and eventually ended up in Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn’s campaigns here. Backer is a despicable liar and a cheat who needs to be exposed. Pass this along to your friends and/or anyone you know on or off Facebook. None of this should be taking place. What bothers me about this entire scenario is that RINOS end up enriching themselves off of the very people who want them voted out of power because RINOS want to see them crushed. It’s beyond bothersome. It’s infuriating!

For weeks, I’ve been reporting on how TheTeaParty.net Leadership Fund uses ‘petitions’ and ‘Draft’ schemes as a way to make money and build big mailing lists.

Today, Backer and the TPLF are at it again.

A new email about ‘Draft Sarah Palin’ is a humdinger, with copy written to separate well-meaning patriots from their money, including saying in bold ”you can be a tangible part of saving our nation from slipping into the vast sea of liberal socialism.”

How does sending money to Dan Backer and TheTeaParty.net Leadership Fund accomplish that? It DOESN’T.

Palin isn’t running. She isn’t going to run. And IF she ran, she has a HUGE war chest.

So giving money to the group wont do a thing to stop the sea of liberal socialism but it will make money for TheTea Party.Net Leadership Fund.

Here’s the email in its entirety. Stranahan wants you to see how manipulative it is:

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Friend,
Sarah called it!

Obama led the way for Putin’s Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Even before he took the oath of office, Sarah Palin warned us about the disasters to come under Obama’s terrible leadership.

“After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.” – Sarah Palin, 2008

AND Palin was right…when Obama did nothing, Russia took what they wanted. This proves Obama is nothing more than a weak homeland bully — attacking American citizens and watching freedom around the world burn.

Sarah Palin is the conservative leader we need in the U.S. Senate, NOW. 

But her window to commit to this race has almost closed, and that’s why I need you to respond to this request IMMEDIATELY. We need your help to gather the signatures necessary to push Sarah Palin over the top in a critical run for Alaska’s Senate seat in 2014.

CLICK HERE to sign your Draft Sarah Palin petition.

Incumbent liberal Democrat Mark Begich is terrified of an Obama vist to Alaska, because he knows the American people are awakening.

Sarah’s the proven leader we need. She has a better grasp on world politics, and she knows what it means to cherish and protect our American freedoms far better than THE MAN WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE LEADING THE FREE WORLD.

Last I checked, Mark Begich has spent too much time in Washington D.C. begging the Obama administration for favors rather than representing the good people of Alaska. Send Sarah to replace Begich and stop Obama!

Senator Sarah Palin, this is the name we need to put an end to Barack Obama and Harry Reid’s reign of liberal terror.

The United States Senate rests just outside conservative control, and by electing more Tea Party Heroes to replace the establishment cronies from either party – you can be a tangible part of saving our nation from slipping into the vast sea of liberal socialism.

Now more than ever, we need another Tea Party Hero in the Senate to halt Harry Reid and his pals in their war against our Constitution on issues like amnesty and gun control and our nation’s crushing debt. With Sarah in the Senate, conservatives across America will rest easier at night knowing she’s at the watch.

I need your renewed support today by signing the Tea Party Leadership Fund’s petition to draft Sarah Palin to the U.S. Senate – and I need you to chip in $5 or more to get Sarah’s name on the ballot.

Sarah is the proven Maverick who’s stood up to the special interests in Alaska and has been a tireless advocate for our Tea Party values ever since she hit the national stage.

Sign your name to the petition right now, and make a donation of $5 or more to convince her we’re serious.

Sincerely,

Dan Backer
Tea Party Organizer

P.S. We worked hard to get her attention — now let’s seal the deal. By signing our renewed petition, you make a bold statement — you’re tired of the wishy-washy sellout establishment shills and you’re ready to put a real leader in the Senate next to Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Follow this link, sign your name to our petition, and help us show Sarah Palin the Tea Party Leadership Fund has her back!

 

ABOUT THE TEA PARTY LEADERSHIP FUND
The Tea Party Leadership Fund is a leader in this freedom movement putting your nationwide support into local action.  Learn more                                       TheTeaPartyLeadershipFund.com

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Priebus Tweet Sparks Outrage: Sarah Palin Not Mentioned as Important Figure in Women’s History Month

It should be noted that not only is Governor Palin the leading trailblazer in the Republican Party [male OR female] she was once again named in a Gallop poll of American adults, as one of the most admired women in the world. She’s been on the list every year since her run for Vice President. Always in the top 3 of most admired. Governor Palin also has, BY FAR, the highest approval rating of any living Republican politician. In or out of office.

~ Gary P Jackson

by Isabel Matos

RNC Statement on Women’s History Month

             Posted March 1, 2014

WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement marking the beginning of Women’s History Month:

“Today marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, which gives us all the opportunity to celebrate women’s contributions to our country throughout our history—and especially to honor those women who fought to make this country a more just and equal place,” said Chairman Priebus.

“The Republican Party is proud to have played a leading role in securing women’s right to vote. When Susan B. Anthony defied the law and voted in 1872, she proudly voted the Republican ticket. She and other suffragists worked with her friend Republican Senator A.A. Sargent to introduce the 19th Amendment. And it took a Republican Congress to finally pass it in 1919.

“The Republican Party continues to uphold the principle of equal opportunity for all that has guided us from the very beginning. And as we celebrate the women of our party and country this month, we continue our fight for equal opportunity.”

“I’m always inspired by the stories of our country’s strong-willed women. I’m especially inspired by those suffragettes and their decades-long fight for voting rights,” said Co-Chairman Day.

“Republican women have a history of being trailblazers, breaking ground and glass ceilings — from Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to be elected to both the House and the Senate, to the nation’s first Latina governor, Susana Martinez of New Mexico and the country’s youngest sitting governor, Nikki Haley of South Carolina.

“Republicans continue to offer a positive agenda for America’s women, as we work to create more job opportunities, lighten the tax burden, and reduce the cost of healthcare. Our policy goals are driven by the desire to do what’s best for women—not by scoring cynical political points.

“Today my granddaughters have opportunities that past generations could only dream about, but we can’t forget women in countries around the world who don’t enjoy equal rights and the same opportunities. Let’s rededicate ourselves to being a beacon of freedom and opportunity this Women’s History Month.”

So either Sarah Palin is not Republican or she’s not a woman.  Last I checked, she was both and quite impressive and remarkable at each. The picture he just described above is everything Sarah exemplifies.  What chutzpah!

I am leaving this up to you (readers) to respond to Reince Priebus.  You can go to his Facebook page, Twitter thread using the post above or under his blog at this link  to comment. Above all.. please donate to SarahPac and forget the PC-ridden and rotten to the core leaders of our party. They are the ones who are the reason for our party’s denise. This alone gives the left reason to say there is a war against women on our side. That mantra that is coming from the left .. is exactly right if they do this to Sarah.  Like or dislike her, they are shooting themselves (and us) in the foot by doing this. Fools. But this will make her bigger.

What kind of beacon of freedom and opportunity is it to dismiss the most important woman in our lifetime – one they owe their successes, not failures to.  It is nothing short of mindboggling and hostile. Enough is enough!

This is an outrageous omission and a deliberate one to spark a fuse among us. I am suspicious they are declaring war yet again because someone behind the scenes must be very nervous she might run in 2016.  How dare they?  Sarah IS a monumental figure in American not just women’s history. They cannot wrap their heads around that. I chimed in.  So did others. More to come..

UPDATE:

UPDATE II:

@Reince Glass ceilings are tricky. Real men honor women who shatter ‘em..like first GOP VP candidate @SarahPalinUSA You remember her, right?

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They Are All Rhinos (with an H)!

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It has been explained to me millions of times: Rino means ”Republican in name only”, but I always wondered if the term had any relation to the French play I read in college, Rhinoceros.  After all, the image is used to depict that special breed in our party which many of us have grown to despise – those who betray the conservative principles they are supposed to stand on. Would it not be the juiciest coincidence in the world that the “Rinos” we know today – those who have turned against us, their very own, may have derived their name from the herd of “Rhinos” running amuck in a quiet little provincial town.

I decided to finally check for myself, and reread the play in its entirety.  What a difference thirty years makes (almost)! I absorbed most of it in one afternoon, and did so with a great deal of interest and a heightened sense of awareness, because of my intimate involvement in politics today. I was glad I did not use the Wikipedia to refresh my memory.  There is nothing like nourishing one’s mind or elevating one’s spirit with literature (or art), or savoring the nuggets of wisdom and pure genius first hand, in the original language, when one is overwhelmed by the depths of the crass and vulgar actions that politics reduces individuals to.

Rhinoceros was written in 1961, by avant-garde playwright, Eugene Ionesco, of Romanian-French descent.  Amazingly, its valuable lessons can be still be applied today; specifically, to the situation we find ourselves in, in our party.  You can decide for yourself if it is true.  My translated, summarized version of the author’s forward is followed by a summary of the plot and a brief analysis.

Rhinoceros is an anti-Nazi piece inspired by events in the late 1930’s; however, it is more importantly, against collective hysteria in general, in which epidemics hidden under the guise or “alibis” of ideologies are used for the de-reasoning of history itself.  If one notes that the lies of propaganda are used to mask contradictions that exist between events and the ideologies that support them, and gave reality a true, lucid look, it would be enough to prevent us from succumbing to irrational reasoning, and to escape from its vertigos.

The hero of the play, Berenger, is allergic to the invasion of “delirium and strange magic” that attracts his friends, colleagues and neighbors, which turns them into rhinoceroses one by one. He is saved from the fate of becoming one himself because he fights so adamantly against, but must deal with the uneasiness that comes from standing alone in resisting the “collective” storms.  

Ionesco selects as a protagonist an anti-intellectual, or simple man, to expose not only the absurdity of the systems that engulf, dumb down and eventually enslave others, but the so-called “intellectuals” whose pretenses include feeling like they know more than others because they have read a novel,  newspaper article, or two. They are among the first in the play to be duped and swept away by the forces of the absurd system which they themselves cannot identify.

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The Rhinoceroses appear gradually in the play:  first in the public square, then at an office building, then in the neighbor’s apartment building, and eventually in the fire department, police station and other official areas.  At every instance, Berenger questions what it is that makes those around him change, and forces himself be intensely vigilant. He checks himself constantly for minor changes in the mirror, wears a bandage around his head to ensure he does let a horn grow on his forehead, and asks others to check him for any changes, too.  He fights against becoming a rhinoceros with his whole being.

The most dramatic moment in the play is the transformation of his best friend, Jean, who lectures Berenger about being a more well-groomed, cultivated and informed in the beginning scenes of the play.  Berenger, who is a careless drinker and a bit of a sloppy dresser, does not care much about this, but listens anyway and tries to become a better person just to please his friend.  He is not proud or pretentious.  When Jean’s views begin to evolve from a man of reason into a man of a new “reasoning” and mentality, Berenger is taken aback.

In this dramatic scene, Jean begins to identify with the point of view of an animal, the rhinoceros, reasoning that it is not as bad of an animal as people say, to which Berenger replies: As long as its mentality does not DESTROY our own!  Jean cannot tell the difference between the beast’s mentality, which is against man, and that of man’s, which is superior to animals, because of its morals, principles and values.  His inability to see the change in his own reasoning marks the point at which he starts to leave his humanity behind. He expresses a desire to follow the primitive order of things, citing all of the advantages of living by the laws of nature.  As his thinking reflects that of a rhinoceros, he scans for a swamp to head toward. He is completely oblivious to the physical and mental transformation that he is undergoing. It is Berenger, in disbelief, who points it out.

Every transformation that takes place makes Berenger question. He questions the motives. He questions the thoughts and actions that take place prior to the change. To him, each person fails to do something which turns them from being human to a being a beast, and he tries to figure out what it is so it does not happen to him.  Each person has an excuse.  One leaves humanity because her husband does.  She jumps out of a window, lands on his back and they ride off into the sunset.  Others follow the herd out of political spite, or even a dispute with their employer.  Most are caught off guard and do not see it coming.  They are too busy minding their business, or too focused on details, missing the greater picture of what is happening.

Berenger loses sleep, he is so preoccupied figuring out how to avoid becoming a Rhino. He wants with every cell in his body to be immune from the epidemic that is seizing those around him.  He is questionned for questioning what is going on. He is criticized, called obsessive and paranoid, and advised not to think too much or worry, that everything is fine. Nothing he can do or say will make a difference, they say. He just needs to “change with the times” and just “deal with things!” instead of trying to change them.  Berenger is baffled by the conformity and chooses not to participate in it or make excuses for himself. He RESISTS!

Berenger laments that more were not involved as citizens, saying that their fate, and the town’s, would have been spared by it. Theory is one thing.  Instinct is another.  When you are faced with a real-life situation you have to respond with passion and instinct.  Berenger’s last contact is with his love, Daisy.  She sticks by him until almost the very end, but eventually she leaves him, too, to be with the others.  Berenger does not leave with her despite his love for her.

No one sees what Berenger sees throughout the play. He is constantly urging others to see what he sees, and reminding them of what makes them human.  They don’t. They don’t heed his warnings either. He becomes so miserable being alone at the end of the play that at one point, during his monologue, he wishes he could join the herd, but because it it too late, he has made himself to be so individualistic and immune to the epidemic, and he is incapable of it.

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It does not take a lot to see that we, ourselves, are in a fight for our own survival.  The main character of the play understood that if he joined the herd, the Rhinoceroses would eventually destroy him. He was not willing to do that.  It went against every fiber of his being to allow that to happen.  He stood alone in the end.  It was not enjoyable, and he paid a price. He is a hero because he sacrificed.  We must be like Berenger.

We must SEE what is going on, protect ourselves from it, and spread the warning to others so they can SEE, too.

The “Rhinos” in our Party are trying to threaten our existence. We are in their crosshairs, make no mistake!  I have been saying this since the first article that appeared in this blog, and since I founded GOPAYL, which is a great little group on Facebook, by the way.  Why are we a threat to them?  We are a threat to them because our party is no longer against big government. It panders to groups, not individuals, because large groups of people mean bigger government programs which keep them in business.  Do not ask me to explain the “power” mentality. I understand wanting the best for people who deserve freedom. Not evil.

We must defy them with our whole being and dispell myths, educate voters. We should get off Facebook (for one week), or incorporate politics into our conversations with those around us.  Talk to the gardener, your hairdresser.. the T-Mobile lady while you wait to have an issue taken care of.. whoever you can chat with about how it is great to be American, and what it really means. Mention big government like a member in the family who doesn’t go away. Urge them to see if our lives depend on it, why aren’t we fighting more? Let’s reach out to reasonable people. It takes time and practice, but we must do it.

Let’s be lucid, fierce and focused, and continue watching for those slight digressions in language, or inconsistencies I call symptoms of rhinoceritis!  If you’re for the Tea Party, and you are against amnesty, but you support candidates who are pushing it, you could be a Rhino! Saying “It’s not amnesty” is no excuse for supporting what you are really against. Let’s be honest with ourselves. Rand Paul has also said “The party has to evolve and adapt”.. Evolve into what? We must become immune to having things two ways.  If we say we are conservative, then let’s not support candidates who are not acting like conservatives.

Let’s continue writing articles, speaking up for ourselves, speaking out against the Rhinos who see us as the threat. We know who they are.  If we are afraid to pay the price it takes, or sacrifice, we will end up relinquishing power to those who seek to end us.

The left is full of Rhinos who don’t reason, see or question, but our party is full of Rhinos who don’t reason see or question either. Neither party wants you to see or question.  To be a good Republican you must do as you are told.  Talking with the establishment is like talking to a wall, or running into one.  If they do not agree with you, you are extreme, irrational or intolerant, all of which they happen to be.  If you expose their true intentions, or tell the truth to others, they marginilize and disrespect you.  Just today the Hispanic Leadership Network banned me from posting comments about Immigration Reform.

Again, our GOP establishment in Washington has been defiant with us. We must be pernicious and push back. It’s tiring, but it is the only way to ensure a win. We send representatives to Washington to keep true to the principles that represent us, not to turn on us.  When they gradually start to see things not from our point of view anymore, but from those who are against us, they leave behind their humanity bit by bit, and take on the mentality of political animals, self-unaware of the transformation, just like Jean in the play.  We react by getting angry, justifiably so.  Don’t stop Resisting!  The Democrats and the Republican are both against us.

They are all Rhinos!

 *****

There is no window of opportunity to succeed without the input of reasonable, ordinary every day people who have no pretensions or airs, who see things that the so-called experts don’t see, who are not like the “Rhinos” in our establishment who put up walls, and who don’t reason.  This is how we will be America again.

If our politicians stay close to the people, and hold on to the principles we believe in, they will spare themselves of being transformed into Rhinos. There is only one extraordinarily ordinary individual who is loved for being one of “us”, the people, and she has been in the crosshairs of our party, like us. It’s war. I am moved every time I see this comment from a member: “Our Future President just hanging out with the common folk. No pretense.. not fake.” (L. Luerssen)sarah palin cooking hot dog

We must protect our treasure.. the “common folk”.. the People.. not just for this party’s, but this country’s own self-preservation. It is not selfish to self-preserve.

*****

I am almost sure “Rino” was not really derived from the “Rhinos” in the play, but after rereading the play, the term sure does fit to me!I

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If the GOPe Were Smart They Would Beg Gov. Palin to Come Back Into the Room

By Stacy Drake

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But this is the “stupid party” we’re talking about, so I won’t hold my breath.

In the wake of the disastrous 2012 election results, there has been a lot of discussion on the right regarding the GOP’s apparent “message” problem. Much of the conversations has focused on immigration issues as a way to bring in new voters. Recently, Charles Krauthammer wrote:

’ve always been of the “enforcement first” school, with the subsequent promise of legalization. I still think it’s the better policy. But many Hispanics fear that there will be nothing beyond enforcement. So, promise amnesty right up front. Secure the border with guaranteed legalization to follow on the day the four border-state governors affirm that illegal immigration has slowed to a trickle.

Imagine Marco Rubio advancing such a policy on the road to 2016. It would transform the landscape. He’d win the Hispanic vote. Yes, win it. A problem fixable with a single policy initiative is not structural. It is solvable.

It’s going to take much more than that to solve the current issues the GOP has with voters. You can’t pander to one racial demographic and think that will solve all of your problems. The predicament that they find themselves in goes much deeper than a single issue, and it’s based primarily on trust. According to an election night survey released by Breitbart News, Judicial Watch, and Public Opinion Strategies:

Voters’ responses suggest that the American public agrees with conservative policies–but does not trust the Republican Party to implement them.

For example, voters dislike big government, with 71% agreeing (and 49% strongly agreeing) that: “The larger the size of government the more opportunities it creates for possible corruption.” In addition, 85% of voters said they were concerned about corruption in Washington, and 53% described themselves as “very concerned.”

Yet voters do not trust Republicans more than Democrats to deal with corruption. Only 34% said Republicans would do a better job of cleaning up corruption; 37% said Democrats would. That is an indictment of the permanent political class, regardless of party. And despite the President’s talk of cleaning up Washington, his party is not viewed as better able to do so.

So, the Democrats share much of the same issue with voters regarding corruption, but they’re able to squeak enough votes each cycle because they have more credibility on other matters. Here’s a thought. How about for starters, the GOP stop selling out their principles and try to gain some trust back with that 71% who dislike big government? And how does either party address the 85% of voters who are concerned about corruption in Washington, when both of them are compromised in that area? Considering all of the money wasted in Washington on cronies and corruption, these concerns by the vast majority are extremely legitimate.

As I watched the debate go back and forth on the GOP’s message problem after the election, an article written by Anand Giridharadas back in 2011 titled “Some of Sarah Palin’s Ideas Cross the Political Divide” came to mind. In it, he wrote:

[S]omething curious happened when Ms. Palin strode onto the stage last weekend at a Tea Party event in Indianola, Iowa…

She made three interlocking points. First, that the United States is now governed by a “permanent political class,” drawn from both parties, that is increasingly cut off from the concerns of regular people. Second, that these Republicans and Democrats have allied with big business to mutual advantage to create what she called “corporate crony capitalism.” Third, that the real political divide in the United States may no longer be between friends and foes of Big Government, but between friends and foes of vast, remote, unaccountable institutions (both public and private).

In supporting her first point, about the permanent political class, she attacked both parties’ tendency to talk of spending cuts while spending more and more; to stoke public anxiety about a credit downgrade, but take a vacation anyway; to arrive in Washington of modest means and then somehow ride the gravy train to fabulous wealth. She observed that 7 of the 10 wealthiest counties in the United States happen to be suburbs of the nation’s capital.

Her second point, about money in politics, helped to explain the first. The permanent class stays in power because it positions itself between two deep troughs: the money spent by the government and the money spent by big companies to secure decisions from government that help them make more money.

Do you want to know why nothing ever really gets done?” she said, referring to politicians. “It’s because there’s nothing in it for them. They’ve got a lot of mouths to feed — a lot of corporate lobbyists and a lot of special interests that are counting on them to keep the good times and the money rolling along.”

Because her party has agitated for the wholesale deregulation of money in politics and the unshackling of lobbyists, these will be heard in some quarters as sacrilegious words.

Ms. Palin’s third point was more striking still: in contrast to the sweeping paeans to capitalism and the free market delivered by the Republican presidential candidates whose ranks she has yet to join, she sought to make a distinction between good capitalists and bad ones. The good ones, in her telling, are those small businesses that take risks and sink and swim in the churning market; the bad ones are well-connected megacorporations that live off bailouts, dodge taxes and profit terrifically while creating no jobs…

This is not the capitalism of free men and free markets, of innovation and hard work and ethics, of sacrifice and of risk,” she said of the crony variety. She added: “It’s the collusion of big government and big business and big finance to the detriment of all the rest — to the little guys. It’s a slap in the face to our small business owners — the true entrepreneurs, the job creators accounting for 70 percent of the jobs in America.

Keep in mind that Sarah Palin was told to “leave the room” by none other than Charles Krauthammer, back in 2009. Yet now he tells the Republican Party that in order for it to save it’s hide, they must reward lawbreakers and anoint a man as leader who has engaged in illegally soliciting foreign donations, just as President Obama has also done.

That is not the answer. The answer for the GOP is to clean up its own act and address the real concerns of the majority of Americans, regardless of political affiliation. They can start by not shunning the members of their own party who have the credibility to speak on such matters. Reform in Washington is a winning message and has the potential to bring in voters from nearly every racial, gender, and economic demographic in the country.

It isn’t too late for the Republican Party to jump on board, but time is ticking. American voters need a true opposition party to the big-government, tax and spend, corruption plagued Democrats. The GOP establishment would do themselves and the country a favor by allowing people into the room who can credibly push for reform, and by ceasing their own practices of big-government corruption.

Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

Publisher’s Note” in case you missed it, here is the Indianola, Iowa speech Stacy references. This is what real leadership looks like. The Geniuses of the GOP™ should take note:

And of course, the she stuck around to meet the people:

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The Atlantic Pushes the “Palin is Irrelevant” Meme in Wake of “No Invite” Newsweek Story

Irrelevant” Sarah Palin mobbed by autograph seeking supporters this past weekend in Michigan

By Stacy Drake

The left has spent years trying to convince Americans that Governor Palin is “irrelevant.” The fact that they are still claiming the same garbage in the year 2012, proves how ridiculous the claim is and has always been.

Today, The Atlantic used the revelation that Governor Palin has not been invited to the Republican National Convention to rehash this old, laughable attack-line. The article they published to “prove” their case is titled, “Sarah Palin’s Incredible Shrinking Act Is Almost Complete.” Oh, how they wish it were so…

The piece began:

Last December, after Sarah Palin announced in October she wouldn’t run for president, we started to notice she was shrinking. Now, four months ahead of the election, she seems smaller than ever. The latest sign of her diminished political significance is that Palin hasn’t even been invited to the Republican National Convention by Mitt Romney, Newsweek’s Peter Boyer reports. But it doesn’t appear that it’s because she’s too busy with other things.

The writer of this piece, Elspeth Reeve, seems to have missed some key parts of Peter Boyer’s piece. Such as the history of Palin-bashing from the Mitt Romney camp, the tenuous relationship between Romney and grassroots base voters, and this key paragraph towards the end of the Newsweek article that stated:

Palin’s admirers—and they are many, judging by Facebook and Twitter metrics, where her numbers are far greater than Romney’s—still hope for a rapprochement. “Palin is the female Ronald Reagan of our time,” says Kremer of the Tea Party Express. “There’s no one that excites the base, and energizes the base, the way that Sarah Palin does. There’s just not.

None of that information fits the absurd narrative that The Atlantic is trying to sell to their readers, by cherry-picking the pieces of Boyer’s article that they wanted to spin. Reeve continues:

The chief of staff for her SarahPAC quit, ABC News’ Shushannah Walshe reports, because he didn’t have enough to do. Palin hasn’t totally endorsed Romney and she hasn’t done any campaign events for him, and the worst part is, hardly anyone’s noticed.

This person obviously hasn’t discovered the joy of breaking ideas into separate paragraphs, but I digress…

First of all, Governor Palin hired Michael Glassner while she was still considering running for office. After she made her decision, I’m sure she down-sized her payroll a bit. Why wouldn’t she? And what does the size of her staff have to with the relevancy of her message? The answer is that it doesn’t because people are still very much drawn to Governor Palin, and what she stands for.

Just ask anyone who has seen her speak in person, within the last few months. Or ask one of the 1,500 people who gathered in 100 degree heat to see her speak in Michigan last weekend. Governor Palin is still very much a movement leader with “rock star” popularity, and the lefties can’t stand it.

The piece continues:

Palin’s headlines have all announced a steady decline, even when we couldn’t tell that’s what was happening.

Yes, Reeve now offers up “even when we couldn’t tell” as evidence that Governor Palin’s headlines have “announced a steady decline.” Pure rubbish, on a day that saw hundreds of “Palin” headlines, most of which found a way to trash her for getting snubbed (thus far) by her own party.

Next, Reeve dives into a long string of sentences with no time-lines attached, or context added about some of Governor Palin’s staff changes, and employees who have protected Twitter accounts. The sad thing is that The Atlantic’s left-wing audience is willing to accept a protected Twitter account as proof that she’s finally irrelevant. It’s pathetic and it’s reaching.

Governor Palin didn’t get passed over by Mitt Romney and the RNC because she’s losing her influence, quite the contrary. If Governor Palin did attend the Republican Convention, and delivered a prime-time address, she would outshine their candidate a hundred times over. She didn’t mean to upstage John McCain in 2008, but she did, just by being herself. There is no doubt that Romney’s advisers aren’t aware of that. It’s nothing more than a left-wing pipe dream to think she wasn’t invited because she’s losing her stature.

The bottom-line is that she wasn’t invited to the GOP Convention because their 2012 nominee hasn’t extended an invitation. It fits the way Mitt Romney has treated Governor Palin ever since his staff started publicly trashing her before the 2008 election. It also fits the way the GOP establishment treats outsiders and reformers.

I hope The Atlantic is proud that they did their part to assist the good ole boys in the GOP establishment, cover their backsides, with this scatterbrained hit-piece.

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