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Video: Cameron Gray’s Exclusive Interview With Governor Sarah Palin at CPAC

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By Gary P Jackson

Cameron Gray, with NRA News, scored an exclusive interview with Governor Sarah Palin at CPAC, where they speak about the importance of the NRA, protecting the Second Amendment and our God given human rights, as well as Governor Palin’s show “Amazing America on the Sportsman Channel.

Check out NRA News for more information and Cameron Gray is a MUST FOLLOW on Twitter. [So do it!]

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CPAC-American Encore-Twitter Straw Poll: Sarah Palin 58%, Ted Cruz 21%, Scott Walker 13%

Sarah Palin in Western Wear Reflective Pose

By Gary P Jackson

With the start of CPAC, an online CPAC-American Encore-Twitter straw poll went live. Over the course of the event voters were given a list of 16 candidates to choose from. The way the poll worked is every time someone hit the link to tweet support for their choice for President in 2016, a vote was counted. The tweet included the hashtag CPAC2015 along with the candidate’s name.

The top results from the straw poll are as follows:

Sarah Palin 58%

Ted Cruz 21%

Scott Walker 13%

Rand Paul 8%

As with any straw poll, this is NOT scientific, and merely reflects the sentiments of those who took time to vote. [just like the live in-person vote that took place at CPAC]

A very strong and consistent showing for Governor Palin in this poll, which was live well before she had given her outstanding speech. We don’t know if Governor Palin will actually run in 2016. She has not ruled it out. And as her show on the Sportsman Channel is still in first run, don’t look for anything until the Summer, after the new season wraps, at the earliest.

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The Night We All Were Vets and Witnessed Commander-in-Chief To Be

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By Isabel Matos

I can’t express how amazing this woman is, just like Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. Dakota Meyer said in his introduction which was strong and heartfelt.  It was such an impressive gesture (aside from the flawless delivery) to dedicate the entire speech to just veterans in such an appropriate and genuine tribute which we were so much more informed by. Who could have guessed this was what she was going to talk about and yet, it made perfect sense. She was serious. She showed command of foreign policy and personalized for us what vets and their families have gone through. We were all vets last night. Sarah shined and will continue to shine in God’s grace as well (I’m not an openly prayerful writer but..) who can deny it, or explain how she does it. How does she keep topping herself each time? What a treasure, America. What a future ahead.  This was done the way she likes things done-get the tough message across but without being disagreeable, nasty or assigning blame except to those who are putting us in harm’s way: corrupt government, Obama and his naively dangerous policies. I love you, Sarah. We love you, vets.  ~ IM   

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Sgt. Dakota Meyer Introduces Gov. Sarah Palin 

“I want to give a special thank you to veterans and military spouses, along with gold star families in the audience.

“Our next guest needs no introduction, so I was truly honored Gov. Palin asked me to introduce her. I want to talk about the Gov. Palin I know, who’s not only in public service but who’s a mother, a wife, and a mother of a service member. This is important because today, .5%, serves in the military. And yet we have politicians from both parties who feel they’re experts in foreign policy who want to commit the U.S. military every time there is a playground fight between two oil barons in the Middle East. And look.. We’re not afraid to fight by no means, trust me on that, but how about give us a fight we can win? APPLAUSE. A fight where politicians and bureaucrats stay out of our way, because we’ll get it done. APPLAUSE.

That .5% is carrying the burden of the 95.5 percent of this country. We’ve heard a lot about the 98% and 2% in the media from these politicians. But you know what? They are talking about money, about how rich or how poor we are, about how large of a soft drink we can drink, about who’s up and who’s down. That’s what this town spends its days on. But you know what no one is talking about? The .5%. That’s okay. Because we, the .5%, we are proud to serve. Because of the service of so many of our country’s men and women in Washington is free to talk about what Washington feels it is important to talk about.. Washington can sit and worry about who got the committee assignment and who was invited to what party, who got snubbed or who got caught off guard on camera. But those of us like Track Palin who served in Iraq and like Governor Palin, a mother, who stayed up nights worrying about the unthinkable if her child would make it home. Well, we’ll continue to serve.

Now a lot of you are probably thinking, where is he going? Is he going to introduce Governor Palin or not? (laughter). I say all of this to make a point. The amazing woman that I’m introducing knows what veterans have gone through. She knows that we’re not charity cases and that we want nothing more than to serve our great nation. She knows that when the bell is rung again, that we will be ready. We will be there. We will be ready to do the nation’s bidding at a moment’s notice again, and whatever is necessary to defend our rights as Americans but also those across the globe who are less fortunate than us. She knows, because she’s lived it. Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome Governor Palin.

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Governor Sarah Palin’s speech at CPAC 2015.

Thank you so much. I am so honored to get to be here. Thank you. I’m glad to be here. And I am so honored to be able to speak about America’s finest, our veterans. I was asked to speak about veterans and I said absolutely. Talk about near and dear to my heart, this subject. Sgt. Dakota Meyer, I thank you so much for that introduction. Applause. His selfless service reminds us of that love, that patriotic love that our country was built upon and his selfless service inspires us. He and his generation of vets remind us of that courage that founded this country. In fact, I’d like to tell you a story about America’s first veterans and what this city’s namesake said about them.

1783. It was just days after the last British troop left our soil and the father of our country General George Washington. He gathered his officers in a New York City tavern to bid them farewell. These hardened men they had fought for years they fought against the greatest military might in the world at that time. Against all odds they won freedom, freedom for themselves and freedom for every American since.

Standing before them Washington was overcome with emotion knowing the sacrifices that they had made. He said with a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you. I most devoutly wish that your latter days be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable. That was the wish for our first veterans and it should be ours for every veteran that’s followed. But we must ask, have we lived up to that?

From then until now, there’s been a long line of heroic vets and they connect our history, from George Washington to Chris Kyle. Millions like them. APPLAUSE. Millions like them, ordinary Americans, equipped for extraordinary things because they have come forward to serve and to save Americans’ lives. How many have done more than this generation in uniform, though?

The war on terror is the longest military engagement in U.S. history. So many have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tens of thousands wounded. More than 6800 dead. The strain of military and their families is enormous.

During WWII the average deployment in combat theater it was 6 months. Korean war, 9 months. Vietnam, 13 months. For Iraq and Afghanistan, an initial enlistment was 45 months. These deployment costs, they are huge and they are hidden.

The longer someone’s deployed and then re-deployed, the more likely they will suffer PTSD. Half a million of our returning vets suffer some form of it.

And they suffer a disproportionate unemployment rate. The average divorce rate is around 80%. And worse, and worse the suicide rate among our best and our brightest, is 23 a day. As we gather here today we think we’re secure, we’re having fun. Four days together in a conference, in these four days 92 of our veterans will have taken their lives.

So have we lived up to Washington’s wish for our vets?

I don’t ask this as a politician, as Dakota was suggesting there. No. I ask this as one of so many mothers of a combat vet. When my son went off to war the first time as a teenager, I was confronted with the same reality that all the other moms have to face- that’s realizing that, man, I wasn’t going to be there to help, to protect. Moms can’t be there when they hurt. I can pray and I did, and I do. But few things are more difficult than to kiss a child goodbye into harms way knowing that you’re not going to be there to protect. Those first deployments, that is when a parent goes from calling them son to calling them sir.

America hands over her sons and her daughters in service with the promise that they will be taken care of. Our troops are promised that no one will be left behind on the battlefield. Their promise that a grateful nation will spare no expense to patch them up and bring them back to health when wounded. And now, they come wounded too many broken in body and spirit. Well, we, their mothers and their fathers and their husbands and their wives, we’re here to collect on their promises made. We can’t wait for DC to fix their bureaucratic blunders.

This bureaucracy is killing our vets. APPLAUSE. They wait for months. They wait for years to get treatment at the VA and they’re losing hope. The VA’s mistakes and cover-ups? They have lost the lives of 500 vets in just the last four years and that doesn’t account for those who took their own lives in despair.

We’ve witnessed the way corrupt government treats our vets, the VA putting them on secret waiting lists and deceiving Congress, and spying on investigators who are just trying to get to the bottom of it. And don’t be fooled into thinking the problem’s resolved simply the media doesn’t cover lame duck scandals anymore. Just because one guy at the top resigned, the problems didn’t resigned. The reason that you don’t hear about them is that our vets don’t whine. They’re not wired to complain. That’s why this ran under the radar for so long. APPLAUSE.

Our debt of gratitude starts payment with 3 simple solutions that government can and should do right now because it is time to demand solutions.

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1st – with Health Care. Give vouchers for treatment outside the VA. Give our VETS the same freedom that they gave us, and Instead of illegal aliens cutting in line being rewarded with a handout of U.S. Benefits, that we demand that U.S. vets are first in line!! BIG APPLAUSE….Cheers, standing.

2nd – Allow vets who are re-entering the civilian work force.. let them use the skills that they learned in military. Today, say a vet with superb computer or mechanical skills often they have to go backward go back and take classes to get a paper degree or paper certificate to slap on the wall that says okay now I’m certified in a field that they already knew. Let them test out and their military certification transfer over. Common sense. Yeah. APPLAUSE. Common sense is a think I know is an endangered species in these parts.

3rd – Secure their Benefits. Congress secured t.h.e.i.r. benefits. Did you know that LAST year Congress actually voted to cut vets’ retirement benefits by 20 percent. Did they vote to cut their own? No. They only reverse course when enough of us rose up in protest. Take the issue away from the politicians or after legislation to secure benefits permanently.

Health Care and Benefits, this is just part of the equation. General Washington wished for our veterans that their deeds in war would be recognized as glorious and honorable. But the thing that those vets from the revolutionary war had that today’s troops don’t.. is VICTORY. And that is the thing they cherish most. They deserve to know that their sacrifices are not in vain, to know that what they fought for and that what their friends died for was worth it. APPLAUSE.

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It is said that old men declare wars and they send the young ones to fight them. So it’s the duty of he who sends them to actually make sure that we can win those wars.. And it’s our duty to elect an honorable commander in chief who is willing to make the same sacrifices he sends others away to make. BIG APPLAUSE.

We must provide our troops with the political will to win and the rules of engagement to win. How many Americans are harmed today because politically correct rules of engagement are imposed by those who are too uncomfortable to give troops the tools and the trust that they need to win. That leads to a very unpleasant question. And it is one that every gold star mom and every veteran will live with forever.

“Did we actually win in Iraq and Afghanistan before we waved the white flag?” The jury is still out.

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But when evil Islamic terrorists is on the march screaming Allahu Akbar from Syria to Iraq, Libya and Yemen, in the streets of Paris.. Well it doesn’t look like victory. The Middle East is a tinderbox, and it’s coming apart at the seams. It’s a death cult’s playground. ISIS expands. It takes back land that we just built on blood to secure, when their ultimate goal is the caliphate that extends from Baghdad to Damascus to Jerusalem itself. Only in Egypt is Jihad in retreat and that is no thanks to Obama’s administration. Remember, they supported the Muslim Brotherhood, which was finally toppled by the people in one of the largest popular revolts in history.  APPLAUSE.

Now in 09 when Obama took over the war on terror, Islamists were in retreat and Al-Qaeda was a broken force. Now Islamists, they control more territory than ever. It’s where they train and launch more attacks on us and our allies, and that was predictable. Military brass warned the left, do not pull out without allowing a residual force to remain, to keep a lid on it, and to retain the ground that the good guys just gained.

Friends, the rise of ISIS.. it is the direct result of this administration’s refusal to heed that warning. APPLAUSE.

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And now everywhere you look Islamists are on the march from Boko Haram selling school girls as slaves and ISIS crucifying Christians and burning the innocent alive in cages and beheading children, babies. Aside from God almighty what is the only force strong enough to keep this barbaric rolling tide at bay. The only thing standing between us and savages, it’s the red white and blue, which is the United States military!! LOUD APPLAUSE, CHEERS.

We are in a long-term civilizational struggle against the forces of evil. And if we intend to beat them, we better get serious about victory. The consequences of weakness is retreat and defeat. In the past our leaders confronted evil with moral clarity, eliminated fascists and the Nazis. They confined communism to the dustbin of history.

Make no mistake. Radical Islamists are just as dangerous as those ideologies. And Islamists now swear they’re going to bring the fight to our shores. ISIS threatens to raise the white flag over our White House. They told president Obama. We will cut off your head in the White House. But our lead-from-behind president thinks that we can co-exist with these genocidal thugs. He thinks the Islamic State isn’t really Islamic?! Pretending it’s not there doesn’t make it go away. Calling it something else won’t make it so, and lecturing Christians to get off our high horse about calling them radical Islamists won’t stop the Islamists from killing Christians. APPLAUSE.

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Stop blaming the victim and wake up, Mr. President. While Christians bow our heads to pray for you, radical Islamists want to cut off your head. The world that they want is a world that would submit.  We will never submit to evil. APPLAUSE.. We will consign radical Islam to the ash-heap of history just like the Nazis before them. Oh, the naive Obama State Department. They say we can’t kill our way out of war. Really? Tell that to the Nazis. Oh, wait. You can’t because they’re dead. We killed them.

History proves the destruction of the enemy’s military apparatus. That leads to victory. And from victory to peace. So we will not tolerate politicians who squander the precious lives of our sons and our daughters on the battlefield and then when they come home politicians callously refusing to respect and repay them. Our vets deserve better.

And we demand better. Because friends, if you want look for the virtues that set our nation apart from the enemy, you will find them in those who wear the uniform, who take the oath, who pay the price for our freedom. The Jihadists fight out of hatred of Jews, Christians and women and diversity and freedom. Our troops they fight out of love. Love of family and country and freedom. And if you love freedom, thank a vet! And I would ask any veteran here today or active duty military, honor us by please standing. APPLAUSE.. We want to thank you. We salute you. We ask you to stand. We love you. STANDING APPLAUSE … Thank you. Sarah applauds. We love you.

Points to sign. Look, conservative action starts here, okay? Here’s our call to action and not just here but everywhere every day find a vet. Thank them and honor them and tell them yes, you love your freedom and you know who it is that needs to be thanked. So we will honor General Washington’s wish said with heart full of love and gratitude to achieve glorious and honorable victory on the battlefield and help our freedom fighters’ civilian days be as prosperous and happy as their service to us was brave and true. So with one voice, let us say, God Bless the United States Military. We thank you veterans and God bless the United States of America.

STANDING OVATION. CHEERS. LOUD APPLAUSE.

Thank you so much and of course I’m happy to take some questions that you all would have for me as much as time permits.

Moderator: We will do a lightning round of one-word answers for the following:

Barack Obama –

Gov. Palin: Sorry

Moderator: Hillary RodhamClinton –

Gov. Palin: I’m sorry. .

Moderator: Lady Margaret Thatcher –

Gov. Palin:  Iron

Moderator: We have a lot of young people here tonight in the audience, what do you think are the issues of concern for them today as the next generation of leaders:

Gov. Palin: Hopefully some of the message I just delivered will be received. I know that the folks in this room get it. They have that great love and I know they understand they have to sacrifice all in terms of service. These kids need to understand, like Thomas Paine said: ‘If there be trouble let it be in my day that my child will have peace’, meaning we need to make sacrifices today and not be so doggone selfish they they would give these kids and their kids after that so in debt that they are so constrained and confined that they are shackled. I think it’s illegal.

Is there a double standard in the way women running for president are treated as opposed to men in the media?

Gov. Palin: Yes.

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The transcription was made the old-fashioned way. By listening and writing what I heard. IM

Just wanted to remind new readers that Governor Palin served as Command-in-Chief of the only permanently deployed National Guard unit in America. She also shared Strategic Command of the 49th Missile Battalion, our nation’s first line of defense from ballistic missile attack.

~ Gary

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“Uninvited Panel II” To Discuss Muslim Brotherhood, Amnesty, Benghazi-Gate Cover-Up and End of USA and GOP! Topics excluded from CPAC 3/6/2014

EMPAct and Breitbart News will host a much-needed panel to give platform to uninvited CPAC speakers (again this year) to discuss National Security issues. To sign up or view the event today 3/6: http://homelandthreats.com/live-webcast/National Security Summit

By Isabel Matos

“The Uninvited Panel” was created last year after troublemaking infiltrators Suhail Khan and Grover Norquist, both on the board of the ACU and CPAC excluded Pam Geller and Robert Spencer from the event (even though Robert Spencer won the best blog award). I discussed it here and here at length.

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This year “The Uninvited Panel II”  will be led by EMPAct America’s Henry Schwartz and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon. Frank Gaffney, who has been so outspoken about Muslim Brotherhood Infiltration, Grover Norquist and the ACU, will moderate the event. I can’t wait!  He is a former Reagan official and President of the Center for Security Policy.

Panel topics will include the Muslim Brotherhood, “Amnesty and Open Borders: The End of America – and the GOP,” (that would be enough for me to attend!) as well as “Benghazigate: The Ugly Truth and the Cover-up,” among others.  I also spoke about the GOP cover-up in this article.

“Now more than ever CPAC must honor their membership and turn away from the gutting of our military, giving in to a nuclear Iran and the weakening of our nation at war,” said EMPact America’s David Bellavia. “This cannot stand, and EMPact America proudly stands with Breitbart.com to ensure attention is paid to our national security and the feckless policies of the Obama administration, even if CPAC does not.”

Confirmed speakers for 2014’s “The Uninvited” include:

  • Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey;
  • Congressmen Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Jim Bridenstine (R-OK);
  • Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Congressmen Pete Hoekstra and Roscoe Bartlett;
  • Former Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Jim Conway, former Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet Admiral “Ace” Lyons, retired Army Lt. Gen. “Jerry” Boykin, and retired Air Force Lieutenant General Tom McInerney;
  • Fox News’s Judge Jeanine Pirro;
  • Charles Woods, father of Benghazi hero Ty Woods;
  • Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy;
  • Anti-Islamist Muslim leader Dr. Zuhdi Jasser;
  • Eagle Forum founder and longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, NumbersUSA director of Government Relations Rosemary Jenks, and Center for Immigration Studies executive director Mark Krikorian

    For more information on the event CLICK HERE.

It’s time for change. I am looking forward to alternative sources for Conservative platform. This is important. If I could, I would make arrangements to attend, but it will have to wait until next year.   Here is last year’s clip:

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Governor Sarah Palin Confirmed to Speak at CPAC Taking Place March 6-8

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by Isabel Matos

Breitbart News has learned that  Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). CPAC is an annual gathering of thousands of conservative activists hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU). 

By Matthew Boyle

“We are pleased to again welcome Governor Sarah Palin to CPAC in March,” ACU Chairman Al Cardenas said in a release provided to Breitbart News. “Governor Palin electrified the crowd in 2013, and we are thrilled to welcome her back this year.”

Palin served as the governor of Alaska from late 2006 until 2009, and was the 2008 Vice Presidential nominee for the Republican Party. In the years since the 2008 election, Palin has been an unstoppable force, organizing conservatives and preparing them for battle against both the Democrats and the GOP establishment in Washington. She is a Fox News contributor and frequent thorn in the side of any career politician pushing big government policies.

“Sarah Palin was the 2008 Vice Presidential Nominee and is the former Governor of Alaska,” the ACU press release announcing Palin as a CPAC speaker reads. “Governor Palin first made history on Dec. 4, 2006 when sworn in as the 11th and first female governor of Alaska. In August 2008, Senator John McCain selected Governor Palin to join him as his running mate in his historic presidential campaign. Governor Palin is the first woman to run on the Republican Party’s presidential ticket. Since her vice presidential run and governorship, Sarah Palin has remained one of the leading conservative voices in the nation. Time Magazine has ranked her among the world’s most influential people.”

The ACU also notes that Palin is a “three time New York Times best selling Author” and “has a new show ‘Amazing America’ debuting on the Sportsman Channel on April 3rd.”

As governor of Alaska, as Breitbart News executive chairman Stephen K. Bannon showed in his documentary on Palin The Undefeated, Palin fought both leftist interests and those of Republican Party cronies, especially on issues relating to oil companies and drilling in Alaska. She has carried that will into battling the political establishment on the national level from the grassroots level, and helped ignite the Tea Party movement nationwide. Her endorsement is frequently sought by candidates for all different federal and state offices.

At previous CPACs, Palin has riled up the movement and helped activists tear into Washington in a way hardly any leaders have been able to do.

CPAC, an annual event aimed at unifying the movement and connecting leaders with grassroots activists, will happen this year from March 6 through March 8 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, right outside Washington, D.C.

Other confirmed speakers for CPAC include Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Ted Cruz (R-TX), House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Govs. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Chris Christie (R-NJ), former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), businessman Donald Trump, and Dr. Ben Carson.

Cardenas encourages those interested in the event to visit CPAC.org for tickets and information.

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Here’s to Liberty!: Governor Palin’s CPAC Prescription

by Whitney Pitcher

While the GOP issued a 2012 GOP “autopsy report” yesterday, Governor Palin played political apothecary on Saturday in her barn burner of a speech on Saturday at CPAC. Her prescription for the GOP and the conservative movement was not one of consultants, pandering, navel gazing, and restraint of principles, but a prescription of the grassroots, outreach,optimism, and liberty. If the energy from the ballroom where she gave her speech could be harnessed, America would be energy independent in no time.

Governor Palin realizes that the circumspection for the GOP post-2012 should be pretty simple: the GOP lost, and President Obama won. Rather than dwelling on the defeat, she opted for a positive, “tundraroots” message of looking to focusing on the people, rather than the politicians and consultants. In doing so, she lreferenced an op-ed penned by fellow Lady Liberty, Margaret Thatcher, after her party lost in England in the mid 1970s which in part read:

Politicians should not be either professional efficiency experts or amateur industrial consultants. Their concern is with people, and they must look at every problem from the grassroots, not from the top looking down. International interest rates must be thought of in terms of the young couple’s mortgage as well as of the balance of payments.

Her speech was a rhetorical Expo Eraser to the dry erase board wielding architects of the Republican party. She called out the architects of political destruction like Karl Rove and called for re-building the country rather than attempting to re-brand a party. She called for liberty in the political process and encouraged more everyday Americans to run for office free from the constraints of focus groups, pollsters, and the like that are nothing more than political pyramid schemes.

As has been her bread and butter issue for her entire political career, she called out the cronyism of the permanent political class and called for embracing pro-free market principles. Again, she focused on liberty. The liberty that comes from opportunity of the invisible hand of the market, not the clenched fist of socialism or the hand-in-hand workings of crony ties between business and government.

One part of her speech that received the greatest crowd approval was Governor Palin’s recognition of the College Republicans. In doing so, she called for young conservatives to not only drink Sam Adams, but to think Sam Adams. Adams, of course, was one of the Founding Fathers and signer of the Declaration of Independence. His words more than 230 years ago were akin to Governor Palin’s speech when he said, “Nil desperandum, — Never Despair. That is a motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it.” That’s the patriotic optimism of Palin and Adams.

What received the largest response however, as shown in the clip above (H/T Ryan), was not what she said, but what she did. In our image driven, visual culture, a meme is worth a million words, such the Palin “Liberty Pose” that has gone viral over the last several days, so much so that my grandma even shared it on her Facebook page (with no prompting from me whatsoever). With a single swig, Governor Palin took a shot at the government overreach of the Bloombergs of the political world. One of her heroes, C.S.Lewis once said, “[o]f all the tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of the victim may be the most oppressive”, and Palin’s toast  brought that quote to life.

The media, who weeks before had written the Governor’s own “autopsy report” after she chose not to renew her contract with Fox, were all in attendance to document her supposed irrelevance. Here is just one section of the media covering her “irrelevance” during her speech:

If that wasn’t indication enough of her continued influence, here is the list of the topics trending on Twitter immediately following her speech:

It’s not just about media coverage though–legacy media or social media–nor is about Governor Palin herself. It is about re-building a country, as she stated in her speech. Whatever her future plans may be, she certainly has called to arms those who toast to liberty along side of her and are willing to fight for liberty and American exceptionalism. It’s what #sarahpalindoes.

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Video: Sarah Palin Rocks the House at CPAC 2013

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By Gary P Jackson

Another incredible speech by Sarah Palin! Ted Cruz, who will be giving the keynote this afternoon, surprised the crowd by coming out to introduce her. Cruz gave huge credit to Sarah for his big win here in Texas, and for all of the other candidates who owe their wins to her.

Looking rested, and absolutely beautiful, She takes it to everyone: Obama, the corrupt GOP establishment, Karl Rove, Jeb Bush, Nanny Blooomberg, and so on.

Too many great lines to pull out all the quotes.

Enjoy!

Sarah enjoyed a Big Gulp while hammering Bloomberg:

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As she triumphantly left the stage:

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Wayne Mazza: If I could Introduce Governor Palin at CPAC

File photo of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaking to American Conservative Union's annual CPAC in Washington

Saran Palin rocked the house at CPAC in 2012. Not only did she fill the room past overflowing capacity, other rooms, set up with monitors, to handle the crowds that wouldn’t fit in the main hall, were overflowing as well. As such, CPAC has invited her back in 2013. Reader favorite, contributor Wayne Mazza, muses about giving Governor Palin the introduction she deserves at the upcoming CPAC convention. [The one the geniuses running Team McCain should have given in 2008]

~ Gary

By Wayne Mazza

I was thinking about CPAC the other day. Of course, the Guv was on my mind. Brought memories back to me about her CPAC 2012 speech as well as her many others that go straight to the heart of our problems. I mean this woman is definitely way ahead of the curve. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, she ranks about a 20 for me, with the rest falling in the range of 1 to 2 with a few that may hit 3.

Ted Cruz, if he keeps to his principles, will be a 10 in no time, standing alongside Allen West.

It is mind boggling to hear these pundits talk about the Republican Party needing a leader and a voice. People like Bill Reilly, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingram, Ann Coulter, and Karl “ Tokyo” Rove to name a few. The leader has been there all along, right in front of their face.

The lack of the Republican Party and McCain’s team to effectively show the accomplishments of this woman and use it to better the campaign and win 2008, leads me to see CPAC have a chance to revive the common sense attitude and accomplishment of this truly amazing success story of an “ALL AMERICAN” woman who governs with a true servants heart.

If I was fortunate to be the one on stage at CPAC 2013 to introduce Gov. Palin, here is what I would say, and it takes less than 2 1/2 minutes:

Ladies and gentlemen, please forgive me, but I must make time to introduce our next speaker properly.

A Governor, that as Mayor of her home town, brought about infrastructure improvements … built roads, installed new water and sewer systems, etc. … [you know, shovel ready jobs] lured in major retailers as well as smaller shops, resulting in increased business that brings in roughly 50,000 shoppers a day.” [according to current mayor]

Thanks to Sarah’s vision and hard work, Wasilla, Alaska is the trading hub for the entire Mat-Su Valley, an area roughly the size of the state of Delaware.

~ Gary

Compare that to President Obama spending almost a trillion dollars in stimulus funds and then laughingly mocking it, saying it all was not as shovel ready as he thought.

This Governor has met and solved the problems of her state that plague our nation today. This Governor has already solved the hard line problems that most politicians only talk about. This Governor knew how to work with her legislature for bipartisan support of all major legislation passed. Legislation passed by majorities in both parties, I might add.

This Governor is so humble, she rarely talks about her own accomplishments, and when she does, credit is always given to her team.

This Governor:

*Reduced debt liabilities of her state by 34%, something Scott Walker is now accomplishing in Wisconsin.

*Cut spending more than 33% in fy10 from fy-09 budget

*Amassed a $12 billion budget surplus for the state

*In 2008 alone vetoed $268 million from budget bills

*Reduced requests for federal earmarks by 80%

*Increased oil production by forcing the oil companies to drill on land they held leases on for over 30 years

*Forward funded education

*Reformed state pension system

*Helped seniors easily acquire much needed health care by ridding them from senseless red tape

*Brought about actual ethical reform to “drain the swamp” in her statehouse, unlike Nancy Pelosi’s big promises of doing this when elected as Speaker of the House.

*Instilled fiscal policies that upgraded her states credit rating from AA to AA+ in 2008 and eventually to AAA in 2010, unlike the Obama’s policies that have downgraded the nation’s credit rating, for the first time in history

*Is a model for a Republican woman that has it all through hard work, a true feminist, … not what the left leaning women want you to see!!

*Even though she put in hard work and long hours as a politician, she still had the time to raise a beautiful family,

*She stands tall with a steel spine and steel resolve!

*Her record of success stands as proof that she possesses the medicine we need to cure this country.

*With no further ado, it is my honor to introduce to you, GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN, from the great state of ALASKA!!!!!!!

….. Well my fellow patriots that is the way I would do it.

Governor Sarah Palin’s speech from CPAC 2012:

For the media, naysayers, and those simply not very familiar with Governor Palin’s incredible executive accomplishments: Check out the extensive listing put together by Whitney Pitcher and Stacy Drake here.

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Sarah Palin at CPAC: Rick Santorum Not a Threat to Romney

By Gary P Jackson

This should get things going, and let air out of a lot of people’s sails, including Rick Santorum’s, who has openly lobbied Sarah Palin for an endorsement in the past.

Anneke E. Green from the Washington Times reports:

Governor Sarah Palin took time to answer a couple of questions on her way out the door from delivering a rousing speech at the Conservative Political Action Committee today. Asked by me if she thought a surging Senator Santorum was a threat to Governor Romney, she answered that she wouldn’t consider him a threat but was still “a good competitor.

She added that competition is good for the system and the process was “making each candidate stronger.” She finished by praising the candidates willingness to compete and that she appreciated their efforts as “warriors in the arena.

Santorum is arguably the most Conservative candidate in the race, but the serious vetting has yet to come, and there are many questions about Rick’s record that will need to be answered.

We are just now learning about his past record, and while I want to verify some of the things I am reading, there are certainly some questions that Santorum will have to answer.

[H/T: Ladybug]

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Sarah Palin at CPAC: Romney Needs to Work Harder/A Brokered Convention Isn’t a Bad Thing

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrives at the CPAC 2012 event at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington DC on February 11, 2012.
[February 11, 2012 – Photo by FameFlynet Pictures]

By Gary P Jackson

Sarah Palin created the largest buzz at this year’s CPAC on Saturday. Her keynote speech was full of positive energy and brought many standing ovations from the crowd. Sarah was also quite candid with reporters.

Here Sarah says she doesn’t think it would be a negative for the party if there was a brokered convention. She also notes those screaming that it would [hurt the party] have their own agenda and their own candidate who they want protected.

It’s hard to hear, but the last question is about who should be the VP nominee, and if it should be a woman. Sarah says she doesn’t care about gender.

It is still blowing my mind about all of the talk of a brokered convention. It speaks to how dissatisfied many are with the current Republican field. I honestly think we’ll have a clear nominee, but if no one pulls out of this race for a while, it could very well go down to a fight on the convention floor, where anything could happen.

Here’s another short interview Sarah did with Townhall reporter Katie Pavlich:

CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby writes:

Washington (CNN) – Sarah Palin issued a warning to Mitt Romney Saturday, calling on the former Massachusetts governor to do a better job explaining his record to conservatives or risk dampening voter turnout in November if he wins the Republican presidential nomination.

In an interview with CNN and The New York Times before her speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Palin said she was confused by Romney’s declaration here on Friday that he was a “severely conservative Republican.

I wasn’t quite sure what the word ‘severely’ meant,” Palin said.

She said Romney and his two main rivals – Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich – should be given time to explain the flaws in their record until the Republican National Convention in August, when she said the nomination fight could ultimately be decided.

But Romney may have the hardest sale to make, she said, asking him to explain his “shifts in ideology” since he left the Massachusetts governorship.

You have to have the tea party patriots enthused and energized in order to win this nomination, and more importantly in order to defeat Barack Obama,” Palin argued.

If conservatives are “dismissed and they are marginalized” by the Republican establishment, “they are going to be much less enthused and much less willing to put it all on the line for the GOP candidate in the general election.”

We can’t afford to have low voter turnout in the general election, and that is all the more reason for Romney to really start connecting more with conservatives,” she said.

Though she has spoken warmly about both Gingrich and Santorum, she said she was still making up her mind about which candidate to support.

Her Fox News contract does not prohibit her from weighing in on the presidential race, she said.

Palin said she would not encourage any of the candidates to drop out of the race, saying it’s “not yet” time for Gingrich to step aside and allow Santorum to rally the conservative vote.

She also welcomed the possibility of a brokered convention in Tampa.

I don’t think that it would be a negative for the party, a brokered convention,” she said. “And people who start screaming that a brokered convention is the worst thing for the GOP, they have an agenda. They have their own personal or political reasons for their own candidate, who they would like to see protected away from a brokered convention. That’s part of the competition, that’s part of the process. And it may happen.”

More photos of Sarah Palin at CPAC here.

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