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Tammy Bruce: No GOP Candidate Is Worthy of Sarah Palin’s Endorsement

By Gary P Jackson

Tammy Bruce has a brand new weekly column at Newsmax. She’ll be sharing her thoughts with us every Tuesday. Her first column is spot on. [as usual]

Check out her brilliant column [and her great advice] here.


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Video: Sarah Palin Like You Have Never Seen Or Heard Her Before

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By Gary P Jackson

We reported last week that Sarah Palin paid a visit to Palm Beach, Florida where she met with some of the top Conservative leaders in the nation. Sarah’s presence at this event set off another round of speculation that she was further positioning herself for a successful White House bid in 2012.

While there, Sarah sat down with Michael Reagan for the first in a series of webcasts sponsored by Newsmax Magazine called “Make America Great Again” …. a title taken from Ronald Reagan’s campaign slogan when he was elected president in 1980.

The video above is a preview of the first webcast, featuring Sarah, which airs Tuesday, October 12, at 1p.m. Eastern.

As you will see, Sarah is powerful, perhaps more powerful and forceful than we have ever seen her. In the interview Sarah hits on a wide range of topics.

From Newsmax:

Following are some of the many highlights of the extended Reagan-Palin interview being aired Tuesday:

When Americans elected Barack Obama as president, they expected the economy and jobs to be his top priority. Instead, Palin tells Newsmax, the administration decided, “despite the will of the people being against Obamacare, we’re going to shove this down your throat anyway.

Palin talks about being mocked for her warnings about what Obamacare would bring, including so-called “death panels.” She tells Newsmax:I was about laughed out of town for bringing to light what I called death panels because there’s going to be faceless bureaucrats who will based on cost analysis and some subjective ideas — somebody’s productivity in life — somebody is going to call the shots to whether your loved one will be able to receive healthcare or not: to me, death panels. I call it like I saw it and people didn’t like it.

She predicts that President Obama will continue favoring big-government nostrums, and she describes him as “quite naive” and “stubborn.” In one cryptic reference, she suggests that others may control Obama, stating that whoever “is pulling his strings” will not let the president adopt free-market solutions that would solve the nation’s economic problems.

Palin contends that Obama is “slamming us to the mat” economically by opposing the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts. The nation “will be slammed with the highest tax increase in our history” unless the tax cuts are extended, she says.

The best-selling author and Fox News commentator says she wants to “call out” Obama for his conduct of military operations in the Middle East: “I want to say, ‘You’re going to send our troops there in the danger zone, you better have a darn good reason why they’re going, and you better be committed to victory.‘”

Allowing Islamic-oriented laws in U.S. communities would be “the downfall of America,” Palin says, adding that Americans “will not put up with any hint of Shariah law being any sort of law of the land.

In greater detail than ever before, Palin talks about what factors might persuade her to run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. She even describes how a Palin presidency might look.

Even though the video above is just a preview, snippets from a much longer interview, you detect a real sense of purpose in her powerful voice. The answers are quite thoughtful and intriguing.

Sarah is still kinda teasing us concerning what will almost certainly be an upcoming bid for the presidency, but as she says, we still have an election to win, in just a few short days, before we worry about 2012!

In addition to Sarah and Michael Reagan, Fox News analyst Dick Morris, anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, social conservative Ralph Reed, and Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy appear on the webcast.

You can sign up to view the webcast, have access to a special website, and even receive a free copy of Sarah’s new book America by Heart, by going here.

If you miss the 1 p.m. launch, the webcast will be available for on demand viewing at the special website mentioned above, as will the rest of the webcasts, which will be launched between now and election day.

Don’t miss out on these landmark webcasts, sign up today!

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Sarah Palin Makes A Big Move Toward 2012

By Gary P Jackson

One of the worst kept secrets out there is the fact that Sarah Palin is eying a presidential run in 2012. She’s hinted at it, and her supporters are demanding it. After spending a lifetime in sales, I can tell you, having something that people not only want, but demand, makes for a pretty good argument for giving them what they want.

For her part, Sarah has been trying to play down this talk as much as possible, because we still have this little matter of the November elections, and if we blow this, life in America as we have known it, will end. So we can’t take our eye off of the ball.

With that said, you can see it in her eyes, and hear it in her interviews. She is becoming more forceful, giving more specifics, and doing battle like no one else considered to be a 2012 hopeful. Sarah is starting to sound more like a Commander-in-Chief, leading an army, rather than a pundit. She is in charge.

Sarah has been working behind the scenes with Conservative activists, Tea Party Patriots, and even the Grand Old Party, looking to bring everyone together, in an effort to renew and restrengthen the Republican Party. To bring it back home to it’s roots.

One such event was Wednesday in Palm Beach, Florida.

As U.S.News and World Report’s Paul Bedard reports:

Former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is raising new speculation in conservative circles that she is already preparing for a 2012 presidential bid. In the latest and clearest example of her plans, Palin met with some 50 national conservative leaders Wednesday in Palm Beach, Florida where she discussed economic and diplomatic policy and led some to declare that she’s in the race.

This was an indication that she’s strongly considering running,” said one insider. “She was very knowledgeable and gave intelligent answers, despite how she’s been characterized,” added the insider. “And she was extremely charming.”

The meet-and-greet was organized by the conservative magazine and website Newsmax and its boss Christopher Ruddy. Palin, currently a Fox News contributor, has said Newsmax is one of her favorite news sources. Her trip sprung from an accidental meeting in June at the Belmont Stakes race in New York when Palin and Ruddy bumped into each other.

Ruddy, whose Web site helped sell 250,000 of Palin’s 2008 campaign book, arranged for Palin to be interviewed by radio host Michael Reagan for an upcoming webcast dubbed “Make America Great Again.” Palin will kick off the webcast campaign October 12. Her next book, America By Heart, is due out next month.

Because of its ties to conservative leaders and donors, Newsmax plays a broad role in conservative politics and is fast becoming the place for potential 2012 GOP candidates to be seen. Already Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush have stopped by for interviews. One conservative leader told Whispers that Palin’s trip to Newsmax was the strongest sign yet that she’s planning to run.

During her stop, Ruddy and his staff presented Palin with a faux Newsmax cover showing her running for the presidency. It was headlined: “Yes in 2012.”

At a later reception and dinner, she made her case on several issues to top conservative leaders, among them, Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, pundit Dick Morris, activist Ralph Reed, and John Raese, the West Virginia Republican Senate candidate who holds a surprise lead over Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin.

This was an indication that she’s strongly considering running,” said one insider.

Conservatives have warmed to Palin in part because of her golden touch in picking Tea Party candidates to back in House and Senate races, giving her a ready-made support base in a presidential bid.

Um Paul, Conservatives have always been warm to Sarah Palin. It’s because she’s real.

Sarah spoke about this event in her latest Facebook Post:

Traveling the Country Where We See a New Generation of Leaders Emerging

Had a great visit with Newsmax and the great folks in the Sunshine State yesterday! I spoke to Michael Reagan about his father’s grand legacy and to Dick Morris about not accepting what President Obama wants America to believe is some kind of “new normal” of economic woe.

I spoke to concerned Floridians about the energy in the Tea Party movement, and explained that I wrote a lot about it in my book, “America by Heart“; and I had the privilege of being interviewed on Sean Hannity’s show regarding voter turnout favoring conservatives this year.

Florida is fortunate to have great candidates willing to run and serve for all the right reasons. The repeal of the mother-of-all-unfunded mandates, Obamacare, is foremost on the minds of so many concerned Floridians, along with job, jobs, jobs. Thankfully they have candidates bold enough to promise to shake things up, put “We the People” first, and support free market and results-oriented solutions to all these challenges.

You can read the rest of her post, which includes a partial listing of endorsees, here.

The interview with Hannity is below:

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S.E. Cupp On Religion, Tea Parties, Barack Obama, Michelle Bachmann, And Sarah Palin

One of our favorite Conservative commentators, S.E. Cupp, has written a new book: “Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity” In support of this book S.E. sat down for an interview with Newsmax TV and discussed a variety of topics from religion, and the media’s continual disdain thereof, as well as Barack Obama’s radicalism and how the media simply can’t handle strong, smart, and attractive Conservative women.

S. E. makes some interesting and provocative points:

On religion, media bias, and her atheism:

I am an atheist but I’m not one of those militant atheists. I simply don’t believe. I envy the faithful. I’ve always defended religious freedom. I’m grateful for mine and I’m grateful for everyone else’s.”

I defend especially Christianity in this country because it seems to be under attack, and I’m bothered by the idea that the media has taken a side in this fight. I’m really bothered as a writer, as a member of the press, that the Fourth Estate has become so openly hostile to 80 percent of the country. This is a huge majority. And 90 percent of the country believes in God.

To go after a majority like this means they’re really not a representative media. They don’t deserve to be called mainstream.

I think the media is socially secular and increasingly so, and I think the judgment and the morality inherent in Christianity or any religious system is really threatening to a secularist movement like the media. If the media can go on unjudged, I think that makes them fairly happy.

I knew what I was getting into when I started researching this book, but I did not know the scope and scale until I really got into it. It’s not just The New York Times and CNN and MSNBC, places you’d expect. It’s on the blogosphere. It’s online. It’s the Huffington Post. It’s Salon.com. It’s USA Today. It’s radio. It’s everywhere. You really have to look hard not to find it.

The “worst offenders” include be Salon.com, Cupp says. “CNN is pretty bad. The New York Times is pretty bad only because of the clout and influence that paper has. You would expect them to be a bit more responsible. MSNBC is terrible. Some of the talking heads there like Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews — these guys really have it out for Christianity.”

On Barack Obama:

[Barack Obama has an] “affinity for radical Marxist theology.”

If you look at some of his own testimony about his religious education, whether in his book or his speeches, he discusses at length his decision to follow black liberation theology, the kind of Christianity espoused by Reverend [Jeremiah] Wright and a number of other well-known pastors around the country.”

Obama describes it as not particularly a Christ-driven move on his part but as sort of a recognition of the black social causes of the time. That’s what really drove him into Christianity. When you actually read about it, it’s far more radical than the Pentecostalism of Sarah Palin or the Baptism of a Mike Huckabee. Yet those folks are constantly painted by the liberal media as being fanatical and fringe.

“If anyone bothered to look at Obama’s black liberation theology, they would have no choice but to recognize that it’s an incredibly radical — and I would even say extreme — version of Christianity.

On Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, conservatism, and the left wing media’s inability to deal with “pretty” Conservative women:

One, the liberal media always have a difficult time dealing with pretty, conservative women. They just don’t know what to make of it. She [Sarah Palin] can’t be that smart because she’s too pretty. She can’t be galvanizing because she’s too dumb.

Two, they’re frustrated by the fact that this is a self-made woman. They spent eight years telling us that George W. Bush was this nepotism experiment gone wrong. Well, here’s a woman who came from nothing, who worked her way up to become a successful wife and mother, had an amazing political career — the first female governor of Alaska and the youngest.

This is unequivocally an accomplished woman, and the right kind of accomplished woman if you ask the liberal media — the kind that did it on her own. That bothers them because they really dislike her policies.

I think it takes a lot of courage in today’s day and age to stand up as Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin have and say look, I believe there’s a traditional role for the family. I believe in traditional values. I’m a proud Christian.

That is an act of courage today, sadly. And I think the liberal media wants to position a Bachmann or a Palin as somehow backwards or lost in time, unsophisticated, a relic.”

Conservatism rightly resists the changing tide, the changing social mores. The whole idea of conservatism is to preserve what we think is good. So these flag bearers like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, women no less, I think are really throwing mud in the eye of the liberals who would rather see them locked up in some museum.”

Check out S.E. Cupp’s new book: “Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity” at Amazon.com.


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