by Isabel Matos
I was thrilled that I had my draft ready to post a video here on March 24th, but Sarah has been on such a roll I didn’t have time to write a proper introduction for it! So it was passed around. Then I updated it after she endorsed Joni Ernst, but since then she has endorsed three additional candidates we did not know about before. It’s a great problem! I’m so excited. Please click on the candidates’ names below the clip for their campaign information on each candidate’s race.
I’m so sick of bad news. Here’s hope you can rely on. It was fun making it and I hope you share it with friends and those you know on Facebook, Twitter or Conservative groups you meet with. Rather than tape a message that will take forever to edit, I will write what I intended to say after the clip. Because it’s a rant. Like tough love. The brand new clip has been updated. It is awesome!
These are the primaries in chronological order. Please watch the video to see who the opponents are and more.. If you click on the candidate’s name you will be directed to their page or campaign link. So check this out and make a plan. Do it. Then share it with us and let us know how you did. NONE of these have to be from your state. None.
- KAREN HANDEL FOR U.S. SENATE FROM GEORGIA The primary will be held on May 20, 2014, and the run off on July 22nd. GOP candidates include Paul Broun, U.S. Representative, Art Gardner, patent attorney, Phil Gingrey, U.S. Representative, Derrick E. Grayson, conservative political activist, Karen Handel, former Secretary of State of Georgia, former Susan G. Komen VP and candidate for Governor in 2010, Jack Kingston, U.S. Representative, David Perdue, Georgia Ports Authority board member, former CEO of Dollar General and cousin of former GovernorSonny Perdue, Eugene Yu, businessman, President of the Federation of Korean Associations and former deputy sheriff.
- Tim Scott
Tim Scott was re-endorsed January 22nd.
Recent endorsements have had people doing crazy things. As a reminder, these elections are if national concern, not just local anymore. What happened in Iowa, for example, does NOT just affect Iowans. It affects us all. People who were supporting OTHER candidates who Sarah did not support, and who are digging their heels in a very sore-loser fashion rather than getting on board with who could be the winner are not helping us. Sarah Palin would never encourage this, neither would any responsible candidate who loses a primary or her endorsement.
There should be a gracious concession and support for the winner as any good sport would do. Everyone knows that! It is plain and simple SOUR GRAPES to ask for help for a candidate nationally, get it, and then if or when they lose, complain your candidate did not get a fair shake. I will not mention who the candidate is, but I will say this. NO one has had to endure more knocks and bruises than Sarah Palin, and yet, she is gracious, whether she wins races or not. Why? Because she thinks like a winner. She doesn’t let one loss affect her focus on the greater goal. She does not encourage selfishness, but rather selfless patriotism which she has exemplified in every instance I can recall. That is what makes her great. If someone doesn’t succeed, she doesn’t give up. She stays positive. She’s optimistic. And above all, she keeps edifying her vision and keeps inspiring to follow her. That is who she is.
We had two similar examples of voters choosing to stay home because of a Primary situation. The first was in Indiana in 2012. The primary was between six-term incumbent Richard Lugar, as Establishment as it gets, and Richard Mourdock, the Tea Party favorite and Sarah endorsee. Mourdock defeated Lugar. So what did Lugar’s supporters do? The Hoosiers stubbornly did not accept the primary win by Richard Mourdock and out of pride and just sheer arrogance and stupidity (there is a fine line), they stayed home to protest how unfair the race was and the Democrats won a new seat in the Senate: Joe Connelly. (We lost a Senate seat because of sore losers!)
The second example was with Todd Akin. This one was just as (if not more) infuriating. The Democrats went to the polls to vote for Akin. That is who incumbent Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill thought would be a sure loser to run against. Sarah Steelman, by all accounts, was the clear winner among the three who were vying to win the primary, according to polls before the votes took place. After voting for Akin in the primary (by that time it was too late to change perceptions or choice), Missourians ignored a solution offered by Sarah after the primary.
Todd Akin won the primary but she made an impassioned plea for his resignation. He had no chance of winning, and she clearly explained how the left manipulated the primary. This fell on deaf ears, but I have not forgotten it.
I had never seen Sarah so fired up about what she called not putting self aside for the greater good (because she walked that walk herself) than I did on that day she appeared on Greta to complain about his thinking he could win. She even mentioned we’d start a third party if we had to she was so mad. But again, Todd ignored the advice.
As if anyone was surprised, Todd Akin makes a stupid comment during an interview and says it is rare for someone to become pregnant from rape: “The female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down. Making political hay of that is an understatement. The comment alienated, of course, the socially conservative phobic establishment, including Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney who called him out.
Missourians insisted they knew what was right for their state and rationalized that the Republican establishment was against Akin because he was a social conservative. They took it personally instead of seriously that he needed to withdraw from the race. They tried to make lemonade with their lemon but of course, the lemon lost. It was beyond frustrating. We warned him and Missourians it would happen. Is Akin achy we lost?
I said “we” lost. Not just Missouri. They allowed the left’s manipulation of choosing the candidate (first), then ignored our national cries. Even Sarah Palin “supporters” would not heed her advice. He had two deadlines and chose 15 minutes of fame instead. He got a whole lot of attention from July to election day. Again, where is he?
I hope the race in IOWA (Primary June 3rd) is not a repeat of either one of the two scenarios above (more like the first than the second). Get ON BOARD Iowans! In particular, I hope the supporters who spent time working on behalf of their candidates do what needs to be done.. Reload, not retreat and host pity-parties of one. Get ON BOARD Iowans! Please support Joni Ernst, for goodness sake! So much is at stake.
THINK of the rest of us who are working hard to have a majority in the Senate and more Conservatives in the House. If you support Sarah then you support the candidates she endorses, whether your guy or gal gets her endorsement or not. She obviously selects exciting, fresh, principled candidates who are willing to stand up to the establishment, each one with a special mindset to take on the corruption that is ruining our party and our country.
The time to talk is over. It’s time to walk. We can also do both always. I will help one of these candidates. I will stop squatting on Facebook or Twitter, and dedicate at least 2 hours of my time (at least) per week if possible, or whatever my schedule permits, and sacrifice for the cause. Nothing worth winning comes easy. There are only so many posts, so many tweets you can send to be effective IT’S TIME TO A.C.T.
I don’t want to hear any complaints from Sarah Palin supporters who want her to RUN IN 2016 as they sit on the sidelines doing nothing to help the candidates she has endorsed. Again, it’s not just local anymore. The Rinos are being hosted and financially supported by the likes of Soros and other enemies of ours in ritzy hotels, and making not-so-hidden deals to crush us. Let’s push back. And hard. As hard as we have ever pushed back.
It’s not sexy, fun or exciting to make calls, but they have to be made. Maybe you have money. If you don’t, try finding someone who does. If you don’t like calling, then walk to put signs on people’s yards. Or call to have one up in your yard. The least you could do is pass along this information. Conservatives are horrible at getting the message out in an efficient manner. That will have to change but we’re going to have lose a few battles to become wiser or gain experience at improving ourselves, with practice. My rant is almost over.