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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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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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