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Sarah Palin: Now Obama Is Blaming Europe For Everything

By Gary P Jackson

Barack Obama is incapable for taking responsibility for the results of his antics, so he finds himself compelled to blame someone, anyone else for his shortcomings.

Sarah Palin has a little something to say about this:

On Monday, during a fundraiser in California, President Obama declared that Europe’s debt problems and their inability to solve them was “scaring the world.” He went on to explain that Europeans “have not fully healed from the crisis back in 2007 and never fully dealt with the challenges that their banking system faced” and that “they’re trying to take responsible actions, but those actions haven’t been quite as quick as they need to be.”

This of course is coming from a President who has done nothing to deal with our own country’s enormous debt crisis and who is in fact eager to incur even more debt with another useless stimulus bill (now called a “jobs bill” though the last stimulus failed to produce the jobs it promised, which is perhaps why Harry Reid doesn’t seem too eager to bring this new bill to a vote despite the President’s demands to “pass this bill”). Yes, Europe has serious debt problems, but for President Obama to be lecturing our allies about not being “quite as quick” in dealing with a debt crisis is downright hypocritical.

When his all-too-common finger-pointing is directed at Republicans, President Obama’s search for a scapegoat is swallowed as merely the typical Beltway politics of our permanent political class. But pointing fingers at our allies when they are working to get their own financial house in order is counterproductive and can have a serious negative affect on our ability to lead the free world.

One German newspaper denounced the President’s comments as “overbearing, arrogant, and absurd.” Another wrote: “The gloomy state of the economy is putting a damper on Obama’s future prospects. The optimism of the past is gone, replaced by a cheap search for a scapegoat.” And still another wrote: “That’s not how friends talk to each other. That applies particularly to friends who have themselves failed to get a handle on their own, self-made crisis.”

Can we blame them for feeling this way? Keep in mind this was a President who was supposed to make the rest of the world “like” us again.

It’s about time the President showed some leadership and took responsibility rather than campaigning on blaming everyone else for the financial mess his policies have exacerbated.

Between President Obama’s hypocritical lecture poking our allies in the eye again and one Democrat governor’s call to postpone lawfully mandated elections for two years, I suppose nothing should surprise concerned Americans anymore. But that doesn’t mean we have to accept these misguided memes. 2012 can’t come soon enough.

~ Sarah Palin

As Gateway Pundit reports, the Brits aren’t all that impressed with Obama either.

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Ralph Nader Praises Sarah Palin’s Stand Against Crony Capitalism

By Gary P Jackson

There has never been any doubt that Sarah Palin’s stance on corruption would appeal to everyone. Recently Sarah has been calling out corrupt crony capitalists like Barack Obama and Rick Perry. This is not new ground for her, as she has fought corruption since her earliest days in elected office.

The latest to speak out in support of Sarah is Ralph Nader. From Salon:

Ralph Nader hearts Sarah Palin?

We decided to call the longtime left crusader about a speech Palin gave in Iowa earlier this month, one which seemed to mark the transformation of Palin from a standard-issue movement conservative to something more independent and more reformist. And Nader told us he liked what he heard.

I think she’s a lot smarter than most people credit her,” says Nader. “Judging by her comments, she is squarely in the camp of conservative populism, opposed to corporatism and its corporate state.”

Palin delivered the speech in question in Indianola, Iowa, on Sept. 3. As Anand Giridharadas later observed in the Times, the media responded primarily by “ignoring the ideas she unfurled and dwelling almost entirely on the will-she-won’t-she question of her presidential ambitions.”

Some of the rhetoric was familiar. Palin slammed the “far left,” praised the Tea Party, and denounced the idea of more government spending.

But there was also some refreshingly new material. She described a “permanent political class,” one that is hypocritical and devoted to personally profiting off of government. (“Seven of the 10 wealthiest counties are suburbs of Washington, D.C.,” she noted.) She spoke of “the collusion of big government and big business and big finance.” And she took aim at both parties for governing in service of their big campaign contributors.

This sounded to us like Nader. And Nader agreed.

When she was governor of Alaska she really did take on the oil industry, and [she also] approved a statewide referendum that resulted in the first state in the Union to regulate cruise lines and their pollution offshore,” he says. “So there is a precursor to these remarks.

[ …. ]

If Palin continues down the conservative populist path — and that’s a big “if“; let’s face it, she’s not exactly known for ideological consistency — Nader thinks the message will be a political winner.

It’s endlessly elaborative. She could elaborate it with all kinds of newsworthy examples — abuses, prosecutions, convictions,” he says.

That will apply especially if she jumps into the current “corporatist” GOP presidential field, Nader says. “She’ll really draw a line between herself and the others, who will never encroach on this.”

Of course, Nader is right. The American political system has been hijacked by corrupt politicians who are more concerned with building up a power base than serving the needs of the people. Many career politicians have become incredibly wealthy with a “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” way of doing business.

In exchange for their support, politicians, in both parties, craft legislation, hand out government contracts, and appoint cronies to positions where these cronies can effect the industries they serve.

I recently wrote of a prime example of this sort of thing.

In 2003 there were a lot of issues with homebuilders, including a rash of lawsuits over mold issues. Obviously the homebuilders weren’t happy, as all of this was costing them money. Enter good old Rick Perry.

Bob Perry, one of the top homebuilders in Texas, and someone who has given Rick Perry over $2 million over time, was able to cash in on his “investment” in Rick Perry. [The two are not related]

Rick Perry championed the creation of a state board, the Texas Residential Construction Commission. This commission oversaw any complaint against the homebuilder from the homeowner. The legislation that created this commission would severely limit the rights of homeowners to seek satisfactory results from complaints against the industry.

After the legislation’s passage, Bob Perry and his wife sent two $50,000 checks to the governor’s campaign. Three weeks later Rick Perry appointed one of Bob Perry’s boys [an executive at Perry Homes] to this commission, which was abolished in 2009.

Deals like this happen almost daily in politics. It’s one of the reasons America is in the shape it’s in.

One thing I have to correct from Justin Elliot’s Salon article. He implies that Sarah Palin hasn’t been consistent in her message. That simply isn’t true. It’s been her message throughout her entire 20 year political career. I suspect these are core beliefs she’s held much longer than that.

Sarah has certainly refined and expanded her message, but it’s always been the same.

Corruption in government must be wiped out for the Republic to survive. Members of both parties are guilty of being corrupt. That is where the problem really lies. No politician is going to take on their own party over corruption, because for most, it would be political suicide. At the same time, few go after corruption from the other party in a meaningful way, because they are likely to be in bed with some of the same people as the opposition.

Sarah Palin wasn’t afraid to go after corrupt members of her own party in Alaska. She took them down. She made cronyism a crime. It didn’t make her many friends in political circles, but the Alaskan people were grateful.

Sarah isn’t afraid to take on national figures who are corrupt. This is why we need her. She is the only one who will fight the fight without regard for political ramifications. She is the one who will put principles over party.

H/T: Seattle

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Corrupt Washington Post Hires Disgraced Former Palin Staffer As E-Mail “Expert”

By Gary P Jackson

You just thought the Washington Post hit rock bottom with their Palin e-mail nonsense, which BTW, has produced the exact opposite results they intended. These e-mails are proving Sarah Palin was a hard working Governor, a solid reformer, and an incredible CEO.

Liberals are stupid though, especially those in the media, so WaPo is doubling down. They’ve went out and hired disgraced former Palin staffer Frank Bailey to be their e-mail “expert.”

If you remember, Bailey, the only Palin staffer to ever be forced to take ethics training by the state, because of his behavior, allowed far left loon, and Obama blogger, Jeanne Devon, to put his name on a fantasy book she wrote, pretending to be a serious work discussing Bailey’s time on Sarah Palin’s staff, using e-mails stolen from the state archives.

For his efforts, Bailey is under investigation by Alaska’s Attorney General.

Alas, the book has been a dismal failure sales wise, so Bailey, a crapweasel of the highest order, is looking for a new way to scam someone out of money while cashing in on the job he once had on Sarah Palin’s staff.

The Post is only too happy to oblige. They will be hosting a “chat” with this nimrod on Monday at 11 am, Eastern time. They are asking for questions. I’m sure our readers will be happy to ask some good ones.

You can submit your questions now by clicking here.

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Rolling Thunder Riders Praise Sarah Palin’s Participation in Rally

By Gary P Jackson

Every Memorial Day a group of riders make the trip to Washington, D.C. to honor our military heroes. Rolling Thunder is dedicated to honoring American P.O.W.s and MIAs. We must never forget.

As part of her One Nation Tour Sarah Palin and her family will be joining in. Rumor has it she and Todd are trying to rent a couple of Harley-Davidsons so they can ride with all of these fine patriots.

From ABC News:

ABC News’ Sheila Marikar [@sheilaym] reports: For the riders of Rolling Thunder, the news that Sarah Palin will participate in their national rally on Sunday came as a surprise. A welcome surprise.

I think that’s wonderful,” said Gerri Tramel, president of one of Rolling Thunder’s Tennessee chapters. “Anybody that’s involved — Republican, Democrat, independent, whatever — if you’re involved with our veterans, I think that’s wonderful. Not just Sarah Palin — anyone that’s a politician.

For more than 20 years, as many as half a million motorcycle riders from across the country have descended on Washington, D.C., during Memorial Day weekend to raise awareness about prisoners of war and those missing in action. Rolling Thunder announced Thursday that Palin accepted an invitation to participate in its May 29 rally. She’ll kick off her One Nation Tour the same day, a bus trip along the northeast coast that aims “to educate and energize Americans about our nation’s founding principles.

[ …. ]

If she wants to support the troops, we’re all for it,” said Greg Benson, president of Rhode Island’s Rolling Thunder chapter.

I certainly welcome any positive publicity surrounding our cause, anything to bring attention to POWs and MIAs,” said Jeffrey Stewart, who leads a Rolling Thunder chapter in New Hampshire, a state that will be crucial to Palin if she runs in 2012. “Whether it’s a celebrity or a politician-celebrity — I’m not exactly sure what she is right now — having Sarah Palin there means more people will be paying attention to our cause.

**Update:

It seems someone is playing politics with the Rolling Thunder rally.

Nancy Regg, the group’s spokesman says Sarah Palin was invited by Rolling Thunder, but Ted Shpak, the group’s “legislative director” says no.

It’s most curious that Shpak sought out the left wing media as fast as he could. MSNBC, the “news” network that has hosts who call Conservative women “sluts,” gave the guy all the air time he wanted. No Conservative would do this.

Sarah Palin was never invited to speak at the event, only ride with the group. Anyone who knows or follows Sarah Palin knows the high regard she holds for the American Military, and as a former Commander-in-Chief, as well as the mother of an Iraq war veteran, knows the priorities are the honoring our military.

Some people would rather use their position to push their political agenda rather than honor the troops, and that isn’t Sarah Palin.

Palin supporters support the military and support Rolling Thunder and every group like them. Sarah Palin’s presence at the event is to honor the military especially former P.O.Ws and those Missing In Action. Obviously, it will bring attention to this important event.

Personally, as a rider myself, I am ashamed that someone like Shpak would rant in front of MSNBC’s cameras and dishonor so many good men and women with his political posturing on the eve of such an important event.

***Update II

More clarification from the Washington Post:

The former Alaska governor, who is the subject of a lot of overheated speculation about whether she will run for president in 2012, has accepted an invitation to participate in the annual Rolling Thunder memorial ride this Sunday, an official says.

As far as I know, she is trying to rent a motorcycle, so she can ride with her husband,” said Nancy Regg, a spokeswoman for Rolling Thunder.

Gregg says the tentative plan is for Palin to join up with the ride at the Pentagon at 7 a.m. The ride kicks off at noon, and hundreds of bikers will snake through D.C. to the event’s main stage, which will be between the Reflecting Pool and the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the Mall. The program is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m

This just reinforces our point: Ted Shpak is not only a liar, but a liar with an agenda.

Nice going loser. You’ve managed to make this honorable event about YOU instead of the heroes who gave their last full measure of devotion for our nation.

It seems Palin Derangement Syndrome trumps all, even honoring America’s greatest.

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A Note To Karl Rove & Charles Krauthammer: Sarah Palin’s Alaska Is More Relevant Than You Are

By Gary P Jackson

Recently a couple of Washington elites, Republican “strategist” and Fox News talking head Karl Rove and columnist and Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer have decided to weigh in on all things Sarah Palin.

Karl Rove “The Architect” [of WHAT I have no idea] has stated that writing books and having a so-called “reality show” just doesn’t display the proper “gravitas” befitting a United States President. Note these GOP elites, just like the dishonest media, refer to Sarah’s travelogue as a “reality show” in the pejorative. It’s a dishonest attempt to compare a show about the beauty and magnificence of Alaska, with a look into the Palin family’s life, with Jersey Shore, or the Real Housewives of wherever.

It’s pretty sad. But it’s all these people have. No ideas, no substance. Just petty snark. Here’s a hint for ya Karl. Snark doesn’t equal gravitas either pal!

Charles Krauthammer, the very epitome of the Beltway elite, who has no idea what life outside the Washington bubble is about, has recently said Sarah’s two best selling books, and her mega-hit TLC show are “distractions” and if she wants to be taken serious she needs to “study up.” I guess that’s an improvement from last year when, after framing the ObamaCare debate with two powerful words,[death panels] Charles declared that Sarah should “leave the room.”

Nothing elitist about that at all. Nope, no way.

With those two little words Sarah changed the entire debate. And while ObamaCare was passed, it was the fight of Obama’s life, took multi-billion dollar bribes to get votes, and will be repealed before it ever takes full effect. Thanks to Sarah Palin firing people up, and keeping them fired up, more people now than ever are demanding this dangerous legislation be repealed. The direct result of her unrelenting campaign against ObamaCare, and other dangerous initiatives, are the recent historic elections.

But Charles is the smart one. Don’t you DARE to forget that.

I guess Charles can’t lower himself to read the dozens of op-eds in many of the nation’s largest and most influential newspapers Sarah has written, on ever major issue of our time. I’m sure it’s beneath Charles to go over to Facebook and read the hundreds of notes, read by millions, on serious issue. Why the man might have to rub elbows [if only online] with us commoners. 

For her part, Sarah was invited on Bill O’Reilly’s show, the night after Krauthammer once again made a fool of himself. She was brilliant in her refudiation of these little Washington elites.

In case you missed it, the occasion of Krauthammer’s appearance on the O’Reilly Factor was to handicap the 2012 GOP field. Predictable, for an elite, Charles declared Mitt Romney the front runner, but admitted he was not going to be successful because of RomneyCare. [yeah, that took some real genius to figure out!] So when pressed, Krauthammer professed him man crush on Mitch Daniels.

I haven’t written much about Mitch Daniels, because it’s hard to stop laughing long enough to type anytime he is mentioned as a serious presidential contender.

Daniels was George w Bush’s Director of Budget Management. [let that sink in a minute] Recently, when asked about this by Fox News’ Bret Baier, in the context of how fiscally irresponsible the Bush years were, Daniels kinda did the “wasn’t my job man” dance. You know, because the Director of Budget Management for the President of the United States has nothing to do with all that money stuff!

Daniels has also famously called for a “truce” on all social issues. [because the democrat’s social engineering NEVER costs us any money] Daniels is strongly in favor of a European style value added tax [VAT] on all goods and services. This national tax would be in addition to the income tax.[let THAT sink in a moment]

Just the other day Daniels also said we should ignore the abortion issue, because it gets in the way of the money stuff. I don’t know about you, but to me, the right to life is the most basic human right there is. It’s a fight we should never give up, not for one second.

In other words Mitch Daniels is not a serious candidate. But he’s “smart.”

I’m still trying to figure out why Charles Krauthammer’s opinion, especially on what and who is “presidential” even matters. Krauthammer’s biggest claim to fame is he used to be a speech writer for far left presidential candidate Walter Mondale. [and yet, Charles is allowed to pass himself off as a Conservative]

Mondale was Vice President to mega-failure President Jimmy Carter. He ran against President Ronald Reagan in 1984.

How formidable was Krauthammer’s man, Mondale? Ronald Reagan won 49 states and 525 electoral votes. [out of a possible 538] Mondale won his home state of Minnesota and it’s 13 electoral votes by only 0.18%, and the District of Columbia. Literally a hand full of votes going Republican in Minnesota could have given Reagan a 50 state sweep!

That Krauthammer sure can pick em, huh!

These elites who are constantly sniping at Sarah Palin do so, not because they honestly think she isn’t “presidential,” [whatever the hell that means] but because they have an agenda. The Republican establishment fears Sarah Palin. Not the lady, as much as what she represents. Like Ronald Reagan before her, Sarah is a movement Conservative. She doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. She is the real deal and has put the principles of Reagan Conservatism into practice every day of her 20 year career as a public servant.

Sarah is also a reformer. Has been since her earliest days as a member of the city council in Wasilla. The GOP elites know she sent a bunch of dirty Republicans to the hoosegow over the massive corruption she uncovered. The fact they were members of her own party mattered nothing to her. This scares both parties in Washington, but scares the Republican establishment the most. When Sarah Palin says she would go to Washington to “shake things up” she means it! [and they know it]

Sorry to ramble on, I promised this would be about Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and it is.

You see, I laugh at these little elites like Rove and Krauthammer, who think doing a wonderful show about Alaska, and life living in what is truly the last frontier, is somehow beneath a serious person.

I guess these two idiots never heard of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom!

When I was a kid growing up, millions were glued to the TV on Saturdays to watch this adventure show hosted by Marlin Perkins, of the St Louis Zoo, and sponsored by the Omaha, Nebraska based insurance company. Every week we watched as Perkins and his crew showed us another adventure. Much like Sarah’s show, there was a bit of a “reality” component, as well. These were great shows.

I wasn’t a big fan, but millions also watched the many Jacques Cousteau underwater adventures that featured as much, or more , family interaction [“reality”] as does Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

For the life of me, I can’t recall a single human being questioning whether Marlin Perkins or Jacques Cousteau were “serious people”.

Look, times change, and styles change. OF COURSE Sarah Palin’s Alaska may have a slightly different style than the two celebrated shows mentioned above, but so what? Everything gets modernized and updated for current times. Nothing in the media is like it was 40-50 years ago, including the news media where these nay-saying pundits get to spout off!

I for one greatly enjoy seeing Alaska in high definition! 

As for being a serious outdoors woman somehow not being “presidential,” if that was true, why is it “serious candidates” like Mitt Romney and John Kerry [who served in Vietnam] go through such ridiculous kabuki theater to pander to the American people by pretending to be “life long hunters”?

Who can ever forget the pathetic attempt by John Kerry [ a Vietnam vet] to look “with it” when he walks into a shop asking: “Can I get me a huntin’ license heyah?

These guys, Romney and Kerry, who aren’t sure which end of a gun to point at the target, are “serious people” but Sarah Palin, who has hunted, fished, and lived the frontier life since childhood is not?

Give me a break.

Someone else who might give Rove and Krauthammer’s notions a pretty strong rebuff, if he were with us today, is President Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt is just as well known for his love of the outdoors, and his adventures as a hunter and fisherman, as he is for his exploits in Cuba during the Spanish-American war, or as President.

Like Sarah Palin, Roosevelt loved the land and all of the wildlife. Not sure how many people today even know that the “teddy bear” all children grow up loving, was named for President Roosevelt, after an incident involving a bear cub, while the President was in Mississippi to resolve a border dispute between Mississippi and Louisiana. You can read that wonderful little story here.

I doubt Sarah and Teddy would see eye to eye on most politics. Roosevelt was a progressive who believed in big government, and overstepped his authority on many occasions, and Sarah, of course, is a Conservative. But the two share a love for the great outdoors, and a penchant for reform.

I can imagine the President who created the concept of a nation parks system would enjoy the notion of a President today who shares his love and respect for the great outdoors, even if that President happens to be a girl!

Sadly, I doubt little elites like Rove and Krauthammer will ever get it. That’s all right, the American people do.

Let me leave you with this:

Larry Johnson wrote this over at No Quarter. I think it speaks well to the impact of Sarah Palin, and Sarah Palin’s Alaska:

A Sarah Palin Christmas

Don’t kill the messenger. I’m just reporting what I saw. Last night we hosted a Christmas Party at our house for the nurses who work for my wife. My wife is a nurse manager and has a staff of 67 (the fact that no human being should have to write fitness reports on 67 people is another matter for another time).

Among the more than 50 people crowded into our house were a small group of teenagers, boys and girls. I have a pool table in my basement alongside a nice 50 inch flat panel TV. Playing eight ball and watching some tube. Life is good. It is a sort of man cave environment. Three of the teenage boys were eager to play billiards and I obliged them. A fourteen and fifteen year old tandem of Irish twins played me and a ten year old boy.

Now you’re asking, I’m sure, what the hell does this have to do with Sarah Palin?

When the billiards match concluded (yes, I beat up on the 14 and 15 year old boys) the boys decided to sit down and watch some tube. It is not your normal system and the remote is not easy to figure out so I offered to get them the channel they wanted. Imagine my shock when all three–the ten year old boy, the fourteen and the fifteen year old–requested SARAH PALIN’S ALASKA. I have HBO, Showtime, Encore and NFL Network. Although I do not subscribe to the Playboy channel it was late enough at night that I’m sure Showtime had a nude fest on somewhere.

Yet, despite all of those options, the boys wanted to watch Sarah Palin’s show. Hell, I did not even realize it was on. These guys knew where and when the show was on. That tells me something about the Sarah phenomena. She is resonating with a segment of society I never imagined would have a clue about her.

One of the boys did confess that he found Sarah’s daughter, and I’m quoting here, “HOT.” I found that reassuring in that one would expect teenage boys to be thinking about girls.

Democrats beware. All of your attacks on Sarah Palin and your attempts to demonize her or demean her intellect are likely to backfire. You know Sarah is a genuine phenomena when you are confronted with the fact that three boys with a chance to watch anything on TV choose to watch Sarah.

How’s that for a Christmas story?

For those not familiar with Johnson, here’s his bio:

Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism.

He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.

This is someone who’s career has been based on making observations and analyzing trends. While Johnson doesn’t say it here, I think we can all see the obvious:

Sarah Palin’s Alaska [and Sarah Palin herself] are more relevant [an influential] than Karl Rove and Charles Krauthammer.

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