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New SarahPAC Mailer Strongly Suggests Sarah Palin Will Mount A 2016 Presidential Bid

Sarah Palin at Reagan Ranch on Horseback

Governor Palin, horseback, at the Reagan Ranch in California

By Gary P Jackson

Many long time supporters of Governor Sarah Palin, those of us who have followed her career since early 2007, a year and a half before she was to be chosen as the Republican nominee for Vice President and became an international figure, have been wondering why the Governor has been silent now that several Republicans, including her good friend Ted Cruz, have announced they are officially in for 2016. Maybe, just maybe we have our answer.

Other than jabs at Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney in her Iowa speech, which prompted Rick Moran at PJ Media to say this ….

Palin sounds like a candidate to me. And she’s teeing off on Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney, implying that their establishmentarianism is no better than the status quo — a potent theme that will resonate with the conservative base.
She also implies that Bush/Romney aren’t strong enough to get in the trenches with Hillary and the Clinton machine to duke it out. She certainly describes herself when she says she thinks the GOP candidate should be “considered a bit avante garde.” In fact, the way she describes the ideal candidate is like she’s looking in a mirror…

Palin may have other reasons for running, including denying Romney and Bush a cakewalk to the nomination. Her favorability ratings may be a liability, but her name recognition is far better than any other conservative candidate. Her entrance in the race would be a wild card that could peel off support from both establishment and conservative candidates alike.

I have one pick with Moran’s comments though. The last major poll that included Sarah Palin left her off as a potential candidate, but measured her favorables and unfavorables against a huge field of potential candidates. The 2014 poll had Palin’s favorability at 70%, among Republicans and Republican leaning independents. That’s UP from 67% in 2012 and considerably higher than anyone the pollster, Public Policy Polling, offered up as an actual candidate. Also, people shouldn’t dismiss lightly the fact that Governor Palin has been considered one of the Most Admired Women in the Word in Gallup’s annual survey since 2008, never being ranked lower than third on the list! Palin’s supposed unfavorability is more fantasy than fact!

Governor Palin has focused all of her energy, when it comes to 2016, on Hillary Clinton. She has hammered Hillary for not being able to multi-task, and use one phone for official government business, and one for personal use, going so far as to post a photo of herself, as Governor, holding her newborn son juxtaposed against Hillary’s claimed inability to figure it all out:

Sarah Palin Multi-tasking w Cellphones

In yet another scandal, Hillary was exposed as using her device for both personal and official State Department communications. A big no-no!

Earlier Governor Palin reminded Americans that while Hillary has erased her entire email history at the State Department, after using an illegal computer [something that would have anyone else already serving time in prison] Palin’s own e-mails were put under a microscope with the left wing Washington Post actually asking it’s readers to help scour through some 25,000 emails looking for the “juicy partsWaPo and it’s readers had hoped to find all kinds of incriminating evidence of SOMETHING, but instead found page after page of e-mails proving that not only was Governor Palin incredibly competent, but proved to be one of the hardest working public servants in the country. Something those of us who have followed Governor Plain for the better part of a decade already knew!

Sarah Palin email Truth

The Palin e-mails also put an end to the lie that she supported and took money for a “bridge to nowhere” when they revealed she wanted to give the money back, and earmark it for replacement of the I-35 Bridge that collapsed in Minnesota, killing and injuring many. Of course, as there was no legal way to do that, the money went to Alaska’s general fund. We have a link to many of Governor Palin’s official e-mails, as well as her outstanding record of accomplishments a Governor, here.

Several days ago Governor Palin posted this on Facebook:

America – ready for Hillary? Some of us are. Join us and begin here…

WATCH the Game-Changing New Video That Drops A Bomb On Hillary And Can Finish Her

A truth bomb of epic proportions …

She included a link to Western Journalism and the article America Rising Releases New Hillary Video: ‘Trustworthy?’

Governor Palin has consistently said she is “Ready for Hillary” and not in the way the former Secretary of State and world class criminal thinks!

Which brings us to a new mailer from SarahPAC that is making the rounds on Twitter. The letter is titled “I’m ready for Hillary. Are you? A second header proclaims “The First Shot: Clinton vs Palin” Along with the letter, is a copy of the front page of the Boston Herald, dated January 25, 2015 that screams MAKE WAY FOR SARAH and proclaims: GOP Strategists: A Palin ’16 bid is no joke

These mailers are sent to folks who support SarahPAC.

Here are a couple of the tweets, one showing the letter and the newspaper tear sheet, and one with just the newspaper:

The Boston Herald article is now hidden behind a pay-wall, but our friends at Conservatives4Palin archived it. Here’s the important part:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s announcement that she’s “seriously interested” in running for president in 2016 could shake up the GOP field, say strategists, who point to the former vice presidential hopeful’s strong base, fundraising ability and star power.

You’ve got to take her seriously because she can raise a lot of money, she has a big following and she has been through a national campaign, which is important to be competitive in a presidential primary,” Republican strategist Chris Brown told the Herald. “I think she really changes the field and she has the potential to hurt a lot of candidates — especially Tea Party conservatives.”

[…]

Former Alabama GOP Chairman Marty Connors said Palin “has built a career around being underestimated.
I would immediately put her in as a top- or mid-tier candidate if she decides to run,” Connors said.
[S]he has a built-in constituency and so she wouldn’t have to raise the money that some of the other candidates would and I think she’d be an exciting candidate that a lot of people would rally around.

As to raising money, I think Haley Barbour got it right when he said of Governor Palin a few years back: “She could raise enough money to burn a wet mule!” In case you don’t speak Mississippian, that means she can raise a hell of a lot of money! But I also agree with Connors, in that she is a known quantity and has not only a huge following, but the ability to attract the news media, who will follow her every move, like the second coming of Elvis!

Governor Palin’s media partner PassCodeCreative recently created a new video for SarahPAC Catch Me If You Can which reminds us about the big stir he bus trip caused a few years back!

Governor Palin and her family drove the media nuts, because she never gave them an itinerary, saying …. rightly so, her trip was about getting out and seeing America and talking to regular Americans, rather than a publicity stunt, like Hillary’s recent Scooby Do bus tour that was a complete and total flop! Governor Palin used this video to make fun of Hillary’s failed tour! And to poke the media again!

In the C4P article we mention above, Steve Flesher links to another Boston Herald article written around the same time by Adriana Cohen that explains the GOP needs a strong Conservative woman, if they intend to defeat Hillary Clinton [or Liz Warren, for that matter]

The GOP needs women on the ticket for many reasons, not least because it steals the Democratic Party’s thunder. They want to be the “first” at breaking cultural barriers and glass ceilings. With Hillary Clinton expected to be their front-runner in 2016, they’ll use her gender as a tactic to gin up support from their base — especially female voters.
I can already see Emily’s List pushing out emails nationwide saying, “Let’s make history by electing the first female president of the United States.”

Cohen goes on to say this about Hillary [and how Sarah is better]: [emphasis mine]

If you’re a female leader on the Democratic ticket, you’re a “hero” regardless of how many times you put your foot in your mouth, embarrass yourself or worse.

We haven’t forgotten Hillary Clinton saying that we should empathize with our enemies or that businesses and corporations don’t really create jobs. Both absurd statements that should disqualify any candidate — male or female — from any race, never mind the top slot.

But if you’re a female conservative? Watch out! Liberals will pounce and do everything they can to marginalize a conservative woman who runs for office no matter how educated, or talented, or accomplished she is. Liberals only “tolerate” others if they agree with them and follow their agenda.

[…]

The reality is Sarah Palin draws huge crowds at speaking engagements, has millions of social media followers and just as many supporters across the nation.

Hillary Clinton has been giving speeches to half-filled rooms.

Look, we have absolutely no idea what Governor Palin is going to do, but after she considered a 2012 run, for a long, long time, and then didn’t, causing a lot of disappointment among supporters, it’s hard to fathom she would do that again, especially as aggressive as this latest mailer is.

One of our longtime readers, Joy, made an interesting point a few days ago. If you remember, on September 3, 2011 Governor Palin made a powerful speech, to a massive crowd in Indianola, Iowa, which our Stacy Drake recorded.

While Governor Palin spoke of Liberty and Freedom, the main focus was crony capitalism.

Governor Palin has been going after in corruption in government for over 20 years, ever since her earliest days as the junior member of the Wasilla city council! She famously took down the entire Republican Party machine, in Alaska, which rivaled Chicago, and it’s thug politics, in it’s depths of corruption!

Just a few months after Governor Palin’s well received speech, Peter Schweizer’s brand new book: Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich Off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison was released.

The book caused a massive stir, as well as top billing on 60 Minutes. Congress passed a law [though later it was quietly neutered] banning lawmakers from insider trading. Both former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi [D-California] and current Speaker John Boehner [R-Ohio] have made tens of millions of dollars using secret insider information.

Joy noted that Peter’s new book: Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich which has caused the Clinton’s to loose their minds and their friends in the media a lot of sleepless nights trying to figure out how to protect Hill and Bill, just happens to be coming out at a time Governor Palin has been relentlessly hammering Hillary!

Peter’s new book, which is set for release May 5, 2015 is already a Number One Best Seller at Amazon!

I’m not sure Joy is off base here at all.

Most people know this, but Peter Schweizer served as Governor Palin’s foreign policy adviser after she left office and created SarahPAC. Peter literally wrote the books [plural] on President Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy, which Governor Palin had adopted as the basis for her own, adding new lessons learned.

What is interesting to me, is after serving under Palin, Peter has written exclusively about corruption in government. Clinton Cash will be his third Best Seller in a row on the subject.

Again, we have no idea what Governor Palin is up, but we have it from sources close to the family that her decision not to run in 2012 came down to strong opposition from her mother and her oldest son, Track.

That said, Governor Palin posted this on Facebook January 22, three days before the Boston Herald article was published:

Ha! Believe it or not I received this from… my mom!“:

Sarah Palin Hitchhiking

Take from that what you will!

Is it too early to say Palin-Cruz 2016?!? [or Palin-Jindal]

What exactly is “That woman” thinking about?

Sarah Palin in Western Wear Reflective Pose

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Video: Greg Gutfeld: Sarah Palin is a Better Secretary of State than John Kerry

By Isabel Matos  Video courtesy of SarahNet

Okay, so they include Mitt Romney again who makes generalizations about Putin being our “geo-political foe” at the last Presidential debate in October 2012. They show that clip but not one of Sarah’s. That’s how Fox rolls. Validation is conditional with mention of one of their own. But it was a validation, and except for Bob Beckel who said he  seriously questioned she understood the geo-political ramifications of what she was saying, they pretty much defend Sarah.

Dana Perino pointed to the mocking of the media being the issue: “Why can’t they just admit it instead of being so mean to her?” She of course included Bush in her usual lecture-style commenting, mentioning his intellectual honesty where Georgia was concerned. She didn’t praise her directly but the banner and conversation were about  Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, in that order.

Gutfeld points out, if she was right then, what else is she right about, then “Drill baby drill”.  He asks the panel how the media and the left stand up to themselves and pokes fun at Kerry’s idiotic comments, saying how all of this would be fun to laugh at it all if it wasn’t such a serious issue regarding our national security.

Speaking of intellectual honesty, Sarah’s prediction is nowhere to be found on Reince Priebus’s wall, nor have we gotten a retraction about her omission in his dopey women’s history month blogpost (no surprise). It is nice to mention BizPacReview  posted about Sarah being omitted from the list of trailblazers.

My goodness, how much more does Sarah Palin have to prove for the world to get that she is presidential, not just Secretary of State material like Greg Gutfeld nicely pointed out. Time is on Sarah’s side though, and she will be President. This clip, only 25 seconds long, could have been included in the segment.

I mention the following as a curiosity and side issue on my part, but an important one. Sarah was specifically right, not just generalizing about Russia. If you search the web there is a plethora of clips about Romney being right. So the right wing media strikes again, giving a Rino more coverage than the person most deserving of acknowledgment. It’s out there. The Establishment Right Wing press. It is competition we have to deal with. It will take time for us to be more powerful media-wise so distinctions like these can be made in the future.

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Counterpoint: Klenman on Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and the GOP “Elite”

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By Gary P Jackson

Recently I wrote about Tagg’s Romney’s assertion that his father, Mitt Romney never actually wanted to be President, and would have “gladly stepped aside” had someone stepped up. In that piece I expressed my complete disgust at Mitt Romney and his henchmen who have been trashing Sarah Palin for over 4 years now, and continue to this day.

I’m still completely angered that Romney allowed his people to spread hate and lies about Governor Palin, all in an effort to clear the field for Mitt, and yet, Mitt didn’t have his heart in the campaign at all. Frankly I can’t print some of my feelings, as I would violate my own policy of not allowing excessive profanity on our pages!

As you can imagine, the article stirred up a lot of emotions from both Palin supporters and Romney sycophants. Some claiming Mitt could do no wrong, and others recalling the many times Mitt’s crew actively slandered Governor Palin.

Reading the comments, our resident political scholar Norman Klenman weighed in from the Great White North. Below is his commentary.

By Norman Klenman

While I do not deny that a vile mean stupid attack on Palin existed, and may have taken a toll according to the observations of many wise conservatives, I personally discount that reading. Because while it may look to many that Palin was “driven” from the field, she actually commanded the high ground the entire time and acted herself, and was not, essentially, acted upon.

I admit this view is contentious, but to support it is to undervalue Ms Palin’s enormous strength, value and position. She could indeed have entered the fray had she so wished. But with her instinctive vision she realized that this was not her day. It was not her time. The great shapes of the national contention were not aligned, yet, for the massive change in the nations’ political stance which her candidacy would have challenged.

Sarah Palin could have entered, and won, but would have not led a unified party toward the changes which the national strategy demanded in 2012.

With superior vision she recognized this, and chose to withdraw to the sidelines and let the fates unroll as they would.

For example: a unified party would not have so stupidly permitted the CNN debate to encourage inferior candidates to publicly destroy each other and in the event, their pary. Ms Palin would not lend herself to so unstrategic a usage. Anyone could have forseen that this foolish competition would simply destroy an already tenuous Republican party, to the sole advantage of the Democrats.

The remarkable truth which eventually emerged was the rise as an unexpected competitive force – Mitt Romney – who put up a spirited fight from the most unlikely beginnings, and indeed won almost exactly half of the American voters against an incumbent, with all the strength of the incumbency, and the overwhelming support of the national communications network (less the half dozen independent media voices for him).

Romney, though an unlikely candidate, brandishing a weak support team, showed decency, strength, and conservative ideals and even the promise of the conservative program for the nation. Republicans should not feast on the dead liver the campaign became. Instead, they should at last recognize the strength, intelligence, effulgent promise of the phenomenal candidate they are blessed to have, Sarah Palin.

The new campaign should begin now, and should be directed by herself and her own chosen staff, with full and generous party support. The campaign should begin now. Single, singular, convinced, its direction urged forward like an arrow in flight, brooking no distractions from within. The enemy without is the target.

Go for the heart of the system which threatens American exceptionalism. Without regret, without delay.
You already have your leader. Sarah Palin.

==nk==

I tend to agree with Norman, that Sarah looked at the landscape in 2012 and saw it just wasn’t her time.

It’s hard to read the Governor at times, far too many try to parse her every word, looking for hidden meanings, but I do know that Sarah is a student of Ronald Reagan, and in hindsight, when Reagan ran for President in 1972, and even 1976, the nation simply wasn’t ready for him. It took the catastrophic Carter presidency for Americans to fully embrace Reagan’s common sense Conservative message.

Americans, evidently, are not as smart as they used to be, and signed up for another four years of the worst, most dangerous occupant of the Oval Office in our nation’s history.

Who knows what Sarah will do, but I hope she is looking long and hard at 2016, because looking at the slugs the Geniuses of the GOP™ are already pushing on us, we are in big trouble!

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It is Time to Apologize to the Tea Party!

I will start by admitting I am very upset at the GOP and its so-called leaders, but I am equally upset at the Voters in our Party!

If you are a GOP Voter and are still making excuses for either one of these two GOP leaders, then we will never begin to reform the Republican Party.  The GOP, which is Your Party, is working against you day in, and day out, and I would like to know, What are you going to do about it?

Being in denial about what is going on does not help anyone. And if you are not in denial, but are afraid to speak up about it, then that is even worse.  Choosing to remain silent about a problem has far worse consequences than admitting it exists and attempting to correct it.  You get the party that you choose to have!

First, I would like to DEMAND an apology from MITT ROMNEY.  I know it may be late, and we will probably never get one, but he should apologize for wasting our time, our treasure and our attention on his failed candidacy which we predicted would happen, and yet were forced to accept.

I do not believe for one minute what his son, Tagg, said about him not wanting to run. If it is true, it troubles me because he would have to have been incredibly dishonest to have strung along his supporters for six years. It would also show a blatant disregard for all of the voters and the process in general.  On the other hand, if it is not true, then hiding behind a family member to speak on his behalf to make excuses for his failure is even more pathetic. Leaders do not make excuses for their failures. They take responsibility for them.

When people do wrong by others, they should not be parading themselves around as if life is wonderful. It is not!  I am tired of selfish politicking. Who is sacrificing, may I ask?! Not him!

ROMNEY ran against us in this last election. He started campaigning against us in 2007 through his advisor, Kevin Madden, as many of you already know, by spreading a false charge that Sarah Palin, who represents us, was inexperienced.  Let’s be honest.  This election was never about the GOP against Obama, but about the GOP against us, We-the-People.

Until you, GOP voters, Wake UP and admit this, we will never be able to focus on our “other” enemy. It’s no longer about the D’s v. the R’s! We must deal with the reality of who is undermining us, the GOP, who is supposed to be On Our Side, but is not.

The second person I would like an apology from is Dr. MICHELE BACHMANN.

I want to let it be known that Michele Bachmann will forever be known as the BACKSTABBER to many, one who always looks out for number one.  She may have others fooled, but not this voter.  Theory is one thing, and applied knowledge is another. And loyalty in politics is NUMBER ONE.  Just because what you do looks good on paper and you have good ideas, does not make you effective. It is unfortunate because she happens to have foreign policy that I agree with, but because she chooses to “fit in” instead of stand on principle, she loses my respect. In any case, she is not only ineffective in D.C., but an ineffective Tea Party advocate who is unloyal to the cause she pretends to defend and its leader.

Michele Bachmann used the Tea Party cause and created a caucus inside Washington to further her career early on, and she did very little about it following that.  She also used Sarah Palin’s high profile and popularity to promote herself by raising much needed funds and publicity for her campaign, only to badmouth her in Iowa when she was campaigning for President, which was made possible thanks to the attention she enjoyed because of Sarah’s support in the first place.

Michele Bachmann exits the stage after an embarrassing primary, penniless and with no support from either the GOP or the Tea Party, and manages to bounce back from the fall, only to disappoint all over again.

When will politicians learn? It never ceases to amaze me! Do they disappoint me? Yes. Does this surprise me? Not at all.

Here are the results of Boehner’s Speakership renewal vote:

Votes
Boehner 220
Pelosi 192
Cantor 3
Allen West 2
Cooper 2
Lewis 1
Jordan 1
Colin Powell 1
Labrador 1
Amash 1
Dingell 1
David Walker 1
ANSWERED “PRESENT” 1
NOT VOTING 6

Twelve representatives ~ too few! ~ voted for someone else or abstained. It is apparent there is a problem in Washington. If we elect leaders to speak up for us and they are afraid to do so because Speaker Boehner will punish or marginilize them, what do we do to change that?  Instead of being rewarded for representing the people, they are probably going to be castigated by the Speaker instead. It is up to us to show them our praise and recognition. I know I will start extending my thanks to them today.

For more information on all of the above, please see the link below:

http://netrightdaily.com/2013/01/michele-bachmann-delivers-speakership-to-boehner/

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Latest Romney Revelation Has Me Incredibly Angry

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By Gary P Jackson

Just before the Christmas break the Boston Globe published a lengthy postmortem on Mitt Romney’s massive failure as a presidential candidate. Between this, and the constant hand-wringing by Geniuses of the GOP™, I think we have beaten this dead horse to a pulp, but there was one thing that came out of this article that has me as angry as I have ever been over a politician.

Before we get to that, let’s step back in time to 2008. Like 2012, the Republican Party didn’t exactly put forth an all-star field of candidates for voters to choose from. In the end it came down to Mitt Romney, Corupt-o-crat Mike Huckabee, and John McCain. With McCain in the lead, and on a bit of a winning streak, Romney did the right thing and bowed out. Huckabee hung on a little longer, for no particular reason. McCain became the nominee.

As you know, McCain had been running his campaign on a shoestring, at one point he was flying commercial and carrying his own bags. Obviously, the situation improved. But McCain was short of campaign staff, so here comes Mitt Romney and his people to the rescue. All well and good, so far. McCain still had problems and was down in the polls until he picked his running mate, Governor Sarah Palin. It was after Sarah was chosen that things picked up, considerably. Massive crowds started showing up, volunteers showed up to man local GOP offices, and money came pouring in. McCain’s choice of Governor Palin was brilliant.

Dishonest media hacks have tried to sell the lie that Governor Palin cost McCain the election, something many in the GOP, especially those loyal to Mitt Romney, have parroted non-stop for the past four years. The fact is, After McCain chose the Governor, he took the lead against Obama for the first time. Something he would hold on to until the major financial collapse. For polling analysis click here and here.

Of course the reason McCain lost the lead, and never got it back, was due to the fact he “suspended” his campaign and went back to Washington. Now Obama went back as well, but didn’t suspend his campaign. Instead Obama used all of this to do what he does best: Grandstand. It was at that moment McCain lost the lead, and never recovered. McCain looked weak and indecisive compared to Obama. This was just one more instance in a long line of poor advice from McCain’s campaign chief Steve Schmidt, quite possibly the worst campaign guy in all of human history. McCain’s mishandling of the financial crisis, running around like a chicken with his head cut off, cost him the election.

This is where things turned nasty within the McCain campaign. It’s been well documented that those in the McCain campaign who were loyal to Mitt Romney, seeing the writing on the wall, started a campaign to discredit Sarah Palin.

Evidently, knowing McCain was going to lose, the decision was made to start working towards 2012, before the 2008 election was over.

These Romney sycophants pushed every bogus story that came out about Governor Palin, and made up a few themselves.

We know why Steve Schmidt and Nicole Wallace spread such malicious lies about the Governor, they were trying to save their own worthless reputations. What the Romney people did was just as despicable. They were hoping to harm Governor Palin’s reputation to the point she wouldn’t be a viable candidate in the future. All to pave the way for Mitt.

After the election, the difference between Governor Palin and her supporters, and the Romney loyalists couldn’t be more drastic. Governor Palin has worked hard to advance Conservative principles, and elect Conservative leaders around the country. The mid-term elections of 2010 were a perfect example of how serious the Governor and her supporters are about bringing real change to politics. Here”s the thing though, while Sarah and the Tea Party were working hard to find and elect Common Sense Conservatives, Romney’s people were sitting on the sidelines sniping at both Palin and the Tea Party.

The liberal wing of the Republican Party cannot stand Conservatives. They have always hated Conservatives. They hated Reagan and fought against him too. Instead of coming together and rejoicing in the victories of 2010, and acknowledging Governor Palin as the leader she is, the Romney folks were more interested in making sure their boy Mitt was the nominee in 2012. They knew that if Sarah Palin ran, Mitt had no chance whatsoever. As we came up to 2012, there was a palpable hostility between the Romney camp and anyone who supported Governor Palin.

There were several factors that contributed to Governor Palin’s decision not to run for President in 2012, but there is no doubt that the damage done by Romney’s crew played a significant role. Even though the last poll taken during the primaries [that included Sarah] showed she was far above anyone actually in the race, especially Romney, it was too late and the damage was done.

We will always wonder how different things would have been, had the Romney wing of the Republican Party acted like adults who cared about the country, instead of doing everything possible to knock out anyone who would challenge Mitt in 2012. Had Mitt Romney and his group of losers actually embraced Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, it’s hard to believe we’d be looking at four more years of hell, otherwise known as the Obama regime.

That brings us back to the article in the Globe. Tagg Romney, Mitt’s son, dropped a bombshell when interviewed. It seems Mitt didn’t even WANT to be President!

He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to . . . run,” said Tagg, who worked with his mother, Ann, to persuade his father to seek the presidency. “If he could have found someone else to take his place . . . he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he loves his country, but he doesn’t love the attention.

Read more here.

If he could have found someone else to take his place . . . he would have been ecstatic to step aside. If this is true, what Romney and his people have done is downright immoral.

Look, we had what was arguably the worst field of candidates to choose from since the GOP was formed, no doubt making Romney look like a winner in comparison, but this latest revelation makes me crazy! If Romney didn’t want the job, why did he allow himself to be talked into running? Romney was already highly dislike by the party base, no one trusted him. Why face all of that if you really don’t want the job? Mitt Romney has always been a liberal, and you simply can’t run a liberal Republican against a liberal democrat and expect to win. Yet here we are.

Instead of following his own instinct, Romney gave in and ran for office. That’s aggravating, for sure. Worse, he ran a pathetic campaign, and totally alienated the base of the party. Romney didn’t just fail to reach out to the Tea Party [which has as many angry democrats as it does Republicans and independents] he and his supporters were openly hostile to both the Tea Party and Sarah Palin. This cost Romney the election. That and his incoherent campaign.

I find myself very angry. Had Romney’s people not spent the four years leading up to the 2012 election trashing Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, we might be looking at a very different political landscape right now. Governor Sarah Palin is superior to Mitt Romney in every way. She is a woman with strong core principles and convictions.

As we look at the fiscal cliff, and looming disaster, I’m reminded that Governor Palin is far superior to Governor Romney [and every other Governor who ran for President in 2012] on fiscal issues, as Whitney Pitcher shows us here. Governor Palin’s long list of accomplishments in office dwarfs Romney’s in both number and substance. She would have not only been a superior candidate, but would have had the drive to have beaten Barack Obama. More importantly though, she would have made a magnificent President. Her record in office proves this.

This is why I am so angry. Romney allowed his people to spend four years trashing Governor Palin and the Tea Party. Instead of telling these people to lay off, he stood by and allowed it. Many of the numerous lies told about Sarah Palin have now been etched into the public’s mind. The amount of work that must be done to undo the treachery from Team Romney is massive. Work that shouldn’t be needed, and wouldn’t be needed if those on Team Romney were honorable people.

Though I’ve never been a Romney supporter, I’ve always tried to give the man a fair shake [and caught plenty of hell for it] but this tears it for me. It’s not just Mitt, or his sycophants, though, it’s the entire Republican Establishment™. These people are more worried about their own power than the nation as a whole. They aren’t about to relinquish that power to an outsider, even though that’s exactly what must be done. These are the same sort who fought Ronald Reagan tooth and nail. The sort who attacked him and spread lies about him. It’s not just Romney who is the problem, it’s the entire Republican Party.

All I know for sure is Governor Sarah Palin was dragged through the mud for a candidate that didn’t even want the job. This is despicable and inexcusable. All of America now suffers thanks to those who pushed Romney to run, and trashed those who really wanted to see a better America.

I for one, will never forget this.

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Ted Cruz: “I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama”

By Gary P Jackson

Speaking to The Federalist Society on Friday, Texas senator-elect Ted Cruz pulled no punches when talking about the embarrassing loses suffered by the spineless Republican Establishment™.

Politico picked up on this and reports:

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz believes Mitt Romney got a little too close to Barack Obama in the third presidential debate.

I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama,” Cruz said in a speech at the Federalist Society’s annual conference Friday.

Cruz said that conservatives failed to make their case to the American people, leaving Romney no choice but to move towards the president. “We didn’t win the argument, we didn’t even make the argument” throughout much of 2012, Cruz said.

But in the first debate, he argued, that changed.

It was the one time we actually contested ideas, presented two viewpoints and directions for the country,” he said. “And then inevitably, there are these mandarins of politics, who give the voice: ‘Don’t show any contrasts. Don’t rock the boat.’ So by the third debate, I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama.

“I have no doubt that there is a focus group somewhere of undecided Ohio voters who have been living in a cave for the last 30 years, who decided they liked that,” Cruz continued. “‘Don’t show any disagreement whatsoever with the president. Don’t rock the boat. Just be a nice guy.’

Cruz is right. Those of you who were paying attention know the Geniuses of the GOP™ were all telling Romney to soft peddle it after the first debate, and were adamant that Mitt stay away from anything controversial, like Benghazi. It was a massive error.

We were already huge fans of Ted Cruz, and post election he’s earning more and more of our respect. Ted is the kind of leader the Republican Party has been needing for a very long time in Washington. No doubt he’s going to piss the Establishment™ off, and that’s a very good thing!

The Republican Party is made up of a bunch of weak, spineless, capitulating fools. Even Neville Chamberlain would call this bunch weak! The Geniuses of the GOP™ don’t even seem to realize that the democrat party isn’t merely a group of political opponents, but the sworn enemy of all that is great and good about America. The democrat party is the sworn enemy of Liberty and Freedom worldwide.

We can no longer tolerate these weak-kneed, milquetoast, go-along-get-a-long Republicans. They are facilitators of evil. Their inaction, and capitulation allows evil to succeed. This must change, or else.

As Senator-elect Cruz so eloquently points out, you can’t beat pure evil by French-kissing it!

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Sarah Palin on Voting for Love of Country vs “Revenge”

By Gary P Jackson

On Friday, Barack Obama told his dwindling supporters that “voting was the best revenge.” A horribly worded plea if there ever was one, and one that’s easy to assign malice to, simply because of the hatefulness of the modern day democrat party.

Mitt Romney responded Friday by asking voters to vote because of their love of country:

…did you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote for revenge. For revenge. Instead I ask the American people to vote for love of country. It is absolutely essential that together we lead America to a better place than that. We’re four days away from a fresh start. Four days away from the first day of a new beginning. My conviction that better days are ahead is not based on promises and hollow rhetoric but solid plans. And proven results. And its based on an unshakable faith in the American spirit.

Romney later released this ad:

Sunday night Sarah Palin talked with Sean Hannity about Obama’s unfortunate remarks, as well as the state of the race. Once again Sarah notes the corrupt media has made this race very unpredictable, and while optimistic, doesn’t want to predict the outcome, as to how large victory will be.

Video courtesy SarahNet.

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Dershowitz: Romney’s Right, Ahmadinejad Should Be Indicted

By Gary P Jackson

From William Bigelow at Andrew Breitbart’s Big Peace:

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, a committed Democrat and supporter of Barack Obama, said last night that Barack Obama was wrong and Mitt Romney was right on the one issue that clearly divided them: whether Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should be indicted for war crimes. Romney said yes, not once but twice, but Obama would not go along.

Dershowitz said,

I didn’t see much disagreement between them except on one issue — and that is on the indictment of Ahmadinejad. Romney twice mentioned that he thought Ahmadinejad should be indicted. I certainly agree with that … (Ahmadinejad) violated various international conventions by inciting genocide and the president didn’t comment on that at all.

Last month Dershowitz warned Obama that his treatment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would put Florida at “substantial risk” in the November election.

More here.

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This Week’s Steel Resolve: Please, Please Wake Up!

By Gary P Jackson

Here’s the first installment of Steel Resolve from Sarah Steelman and SarahNet Radio. Sarah has a powerful message for all: Please, please wake up! We need sudden, relentless reform! [Who does that remind you of?]

Sarah reminds us that while Obama is horrible, and must go, many of us fear Mitt Romney won’t be the reformer we must have in order to really change Washington. Obviously, Obama must go, so that means we must vote for Mitt, but it’s with a heavy heart we do so.

In this inaugural segment, a wake up call from Sarah Steelman! Hear why a new Dave Matthews song has Steelman thinking about how certain things used to be and how they’ve changed for the worse. Steelman explains why a vote for Romney, while necessary, isn’t enough.

She’s calling on We the People to usher in sudden and relentless reform. Hear Steel Resolve each week on The Palin Update with Kevin Scholla.

To hear the complete edition of The Palin Update With Kevin Scholla in which this Steel Resolve segment was featured click here.

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Death Panels and the Revenge of Sarah Palin

by Whitney Pitcher
John O’Sullivan, a former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, has a great, succinct piece up at the National Review  following the presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney:

 Romney’s answer on Obamacare was a model one: crisp, clear, authoritative; the president’s initial statement and reply were not dreadful, just rambling and nervous. And the longer he went on, the less confident (and so persuasive) he was. His attempt to argue away the importance of death panels was the nadir — call it the revenge of Sarah Palin.

Governor Romney never used the phrase “death panel” that Governor Palin famously used, though had he done so, President Obama’s reaction would have no doubt been priceless. However, Romney knew well enough that the message that Governor Palin has been hammering on for over three years is one that resonates with voters. People do not want greater government involvement, much less from those whom they can’t even elect, at the risk of rationing of care to Medicare patients.

Romney referred to what he instead called an” unelected board” five times during the debate. See below from the debate transcript:

 Number three, [Obamacare] puts in place an unelected board that’s going to tell people, ultimately, what kind of treatments they can have. I don’t like that idea.

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 We didn’t raise taxes. You’ve raised them by a trillion dollars under “Obamacare.” We didn’t cut Medicare. Of course, we don’t have Medicare, but we didn’t cut Medicare by $716 billion. We didn’t put in place a board that can tell people ultimately what treatments they’re going to receive.

 We didn’t — we didn’t also do something that I think a number of people across this country recognize, which is put — put people in a position where they’re going to lose the insurance they had and they wanted. Right now, the CBO says up to 20 million people will lose their insurance as “Obamacare” goes into effect next year. And likewise, a study by McKinsey & Company of American businesses said 30 percent of them are anticipating dropping people from coverage. So for those reasons, for the tax, for Medicare, for this board and for people losing their insurance, this is why the American people don’t want — don’t want “Obamacare.” It’s why Republicans said, do not do this.

 […]

 But let’s come back to something the president — I agree on, which is the — the key task we have in health care is to get the costs down so it’s more affordable for families, and — and then he has as a model for doing that a board of people at the government, an unelected board, appointed board, who are going to decide what kind of treatment you ought to have.

 […]

I used to consult to businesses — excuse me, to hospitals and to health care providers. I was astonished at the creativity and innovation that exists in the American people. In order to bring the cost of health care down, we don’t need to have a — an — a board of 15 people telling us what kinds of treatments we should have. We instead need to put insurance plans, providers, hospitals, doctors on targets such that they have an incentive, as you say, performance pay, for doing an excellent job, for keeping costs down, and that’s happening.

As O’Sullivan noted, when President Obama tried to defend his “death panel”, he failed miserably. Obama’s attempt at defending his plan is below:

So at — at Cleveland Clinic, one of the best health care systems in the world, they actually provide great care cheaper than average. And the reason they do is because they do some smart things. They — they say, if a patient’s coming in, let’s get all the doctors together at once, do one test instead of having the patient run around with 10 tests. Let’s make sure that we’re providing preventive care so we’re catching the onset of something like diabetes. Let’s — let’s pay providers on the basis of performance as opposed to on the basis of how many procedures they’ve — they’ve engaged in. Now, so what this board does is basically identifies best practices and says, let’s use the purchasing power of Medicare and Medicaid to help to institutionalize all these good things that we do.

Yep, that’s right. President Obama tried to defend his “death panel” by referencing something that the private sector to make care better and more innovative. Later, President Obama claims ” this board that we’re talking about can’t make decisions about what treatments are given. ”

However, the Cato Institute notes the uncontrolled power of the IPAB:

IPAB could deny access to care as it sees fit simply by setting Medicare’s prices for certain treatments and procedures so low that no providers will offer them.

This is rationing plan and simple, and it’s doing exactly what President Obama claims the bill cannot do. However, Obamacare wrapped itself in so much rhetoric that it blurred the truth. Truth always wins, however, and as O’Sullivan said, this is the revenge of Sarah Palin. Much like O’Sullivan wrote regarding Sarah Palin following the 2008 election, “snobs are wrong about Sarah Palin”.

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