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Scott Conroy: Palin’s Absence From Convention May Expose Rift

By Stacy Drake

Scott Conroy wrote a widely-circulated article today about Governor Palin not speaking at the Republican National Convention. Regardless of the back-n-forth that he wrote about, keep one thing in mind as you read it; Governor Palin’s focus.

It’s clear that she has been extremely gracious in support of the 2012 Republican ticket, all things considered. She knows that we need to defeat Barack Obama at the ballot box for the sake of the country. She also knows that House and Senate races are key to reforming the legislative branch. So, let there be no doubt that if any “rift” exists, it isn’t coming from Governor Palin’s direction. She is focused on other matters, and she has never had a problem working outside the machine to get things accomplished.

That said, Conroy wrote:

A day after Romney unveiled House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential pick, Palin suggested in a statement posted by her Fox News colleague Greta Van Susteren that she would not speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.

This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them,” Palin said in the statement, which was widely interpreted to signal that hers would not be among those voices.

Palin’s apparent decision to steer clear of this year’s convention came almost four years after she took the 2008 presidential race by storm with her speech accepting the GOP vice-presidential nomination in St. Paul, Min. — a performance that electrified the party faithful and received almost universal praise from previously skeptical pundits.

Within days, the McCain/Palin ticket had surged to the lead in the RCP Average before a series of public stumbles and the near-collapse of the nation’s financial system led ultimately to the Republicans’ defeat.

[…]

Palin’s role in the Republican Party heading into the campaign’s final stretch remains a consequential matter for the Romney team to address.

The former Alaska governor has demonstrated a continued ability to wield significant influence, particularly in Senate and House primary races, but her penchant for doing things her own way has left the lingering possibility that she could either boost the standard-bearer or become a thorn in his side.

[…]

[T]wo Republican sources with knowledge of discussions between the Palin and Romney camps told RCP that Palin would not attend the convention after not receiving an invitation to speak in prime time.

They’ve got Ryan now, so they think they’ve got the Tea Party covered,” one of the sources said.

Two Palin aides did not respond to requests for confirmation that she would not speak in Tampa.

[…]

A Romney campaign spokesperson declined to comment on whether Palin had been offered a prime-time speaking window in Tampa, rather than a less coveted daytime slot.

Gov. Palin is an important voice and leader in the Republican Party,” Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades said in an emailed statement to RCP. “While she will be missed in Tampa, Gov. Romney looks forward to working with her to defeat President Obama, turn our economy around and strengthen America’s middle class.

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Commenters on the pro-Palin website Conservatives4Palin.com reacted angrily to the news that she would not speak at the convention, and a prominent GOP strategist with close ties to the Tea Party told RCP that he blamed the Romney campaign for not fully appreciating what Palin brings to the table.

The Romney campaign from day one has missed her draw to the Tea Party,” the strategist said. “Even with Paul Ryan, they still miss that she’s been there from the beginning.

You can read the whole article here.

This is just another instance in which we feel let down by the Republican establishment. Fine, it’s what we’ve come to expect from many of them. Just remember, don’t lose sight of what Governor Palin is focused on. It’s really what we should all be focused on. Staying angry about this isn’t going to help this country one bit. We have better things to do with our energy.

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Sarah Palin’s Statement on Not Being Invited to GOP Convention

By Gary P Jackson

I guess all the talk from people like Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus was just that, talk:

It’s official, Sarah Palin will NOT be speaking at the Republican Convention in Tampa. Here is her statement on the matter, as reported by Greta van Susteren:

…Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to “fundamentally transform” our country are unfortunately coming true.

This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path.

This is imperative. As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wife’s record and reputation, this is “…the biggest fairy tale.” For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November…

~ Sarah Palin

Honestly, I’m conflicted. Obviously Sarah Palin would have brought an energy to Tampa that no other could. She would have fired up voters for the Romney/Ryan campaign.

That said, Mitt Romney and his people have made it clear since 2008 that they don’t care for Governor Palin, or the Tea Party for that matter. That being the case, Why should Sarah Palin speak on their behalf to the entire nation?

Sarah Palin’s speech in 2008 was the most watched vice presidential nomination speech in history. No doubt she would have brought a huge audience this year as well.

Sarah chose not to run for President this year, instead focusing on helping electing good, solid Conservatives to the Senate, and adding to the House. So far she has been incredibly successful at this, and her positive impact will be felt by the nation for years to come.

In a recent interview, La Donna Hale Cruzon spoke with Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer, who said Sarah Palin had done more for Conservatism, and grass roots Americans, than anyone. She was just one of millions who wanted to see Sarah Palin speak in Tampa.

Again, as disappointed as many of us are, let’s not forget the big picture. Sarah is on a mission to rebuild Congress, and we must help her. Barack Obama is the worst president in America history, and is destroying the country. He must be defeated. Period.

Meanwhile, let’s reflect on what the people of Tampa will be missing:

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Video: Jedediah Bila Says Sarah Palin Should Speak at the Republican Convention

By Gary P Jackson

Appearing on The Sean Hannity Show Wednesday night Jedediah Bila said in no uncertain terms that Sarah Palin should be a prominent speaker at the Republican Convention in Tampa. We agree.

Jedediah lists off the ways Sarah has invigorated the base of the Republican Party.

Of course, liberal Doug Schoen rattles off the same tired, old, long dis-proven talking points used by liberals and the Republican Elites alike:

Bottom line, Jedediah kicks Schoen’s butt!

It’s interesting to see the absolute fear in Doug Schoen’s eyes. He knows Sarah Palin would fire up the country in ways that Mitt Romney and the bunch he represents never can and never will. Having Sarah speak would be bad news for the democrats and bad news for the Republican Establishment™.

That’s exactly why Sarah Palin must speak at the convention!

Many thanks to Ray at SarahNet for the video.

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Romney Disses Sarah Palin But This Fat, Obnoxious Hamas Loving Clown is Keynoting in Tampa?

By Gary P Jackson

Un-flippin’-believeable:

The word is going out quietly to Republican activists across New Jersey: If you’re going to the GOP convention in Tampa next month, be sure to be there by Tuesday night, Aug. 28, because Gov. Chris Christie is going to be giving the keynote speech that night.

We’ve been told that’s the night to be there, that’s when the governor is going to speak. They’re saying he’s the keynoter,” one top party activist told The Post yesterday.

I guess our “betters” in the Republican Party have decided on a theme for this year’s convention: Northeastern Liberals. Good luck with that!

I know the GOP Elite hate Conservatives, and are as tone deaf as humanly possible, but this is a serious WTF moment.

I know some “conservatives” think Chris Christie is all that, and Ann Coulter completely destroyed every shred of credibility she ever had by professing her love for this loud mouth bully, but actual Conservatives have Christie’s number.

While taking Coulter to task, Mark Levin points out Christie’s passive support of ObamaCare and refers to him as a “male Christine Todd Whitman,” not exactly a complement.

Christie is also an open borders, amnesty shill, a gun grabber, thinks “global warming” is real, and supports legislation to “fix” it, and is an all around liberal Republican. Oh sure, some get excited because he took on the corrupt teachers unions, and tried to reform their pension plans. And some people get cheap thrills because Christie is a classless bore who loves to yell at people, especially reporters. The same people who tell me that Sarah Palin is “shrill” and “polarizing” just lap this clown’s antics up.

Why is it I find more photos of these two idiots together than of Christie with actual Republicans?

Let’s get something straight, Christie took on the union thugs out of sheer desperation. New Jersey is broke. He really had no choice. It’s a simple matter of survival. That makes Christie marginally better than California’s Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown. But only marginally.

Sarah Palin reformed her state’s public employee’s pension system. She also slashed spending, reformed a corrupt government, and took on Big Oil. And she didn’t have a proverbial gun to her head like Christie does. No Sarah Palin was a budget hawk during good times, when Alaska was swimming in oil money, thanks to record high crude prices.

Sarah cut her own office’s expenses, spending over a million dollars a year less than the two previous governors, Frank Murkowski and Tony Knowles. She fired most of the staff at the Governor’s Mansion, including the executive chef, opting to do her own cooking. She put the useless jet Murkowski bought on eBay, [later selling it through a broker] drove herself to work, in her own car, and turned down a $25,000 a year raise that was offered to her by the Alaska legislature.

Alaska was swimming in oil money and the legislature was wanting to spend like drunken sailors. Sarah vetoed all of the nonsense, remembering good times never last forever. Instead she managed debt and liabilities, creating a $12 billion surplus, and ended up getting Alaska an upgrade on it’s credit rating to the highest level.

Christie did the right thing, for sure, but only because it was either that, or throw New Jersey into bankruptcy. I’d like to see what he’d do if he had a seemingly unlimited stream of money pouring in. I doubt he’d be as prudent.

This stuff isn’t my only problem with Christie though. There are plenty of loud mouth, obnoxious losers in this world. Can’t waste time being disgusted by them all. No I’m more concerned about his liberalism, and disregard for the rights of his citizens.

We noted in January of 2011 that Christie had cooked up a scheme to steal the private property of New Jersey citizens in order to feed the out of control government beast. In this scenario, right out of Soviet Russia [or communist Cuba] Christie would confiscate private citizen’s unused gift cards and travelers checks, just taking them and putting the money towards paying down debt. This is immoral and probably illegal, but Christie was all for it. Like any good liberal, Christie thinks government is all powerful and the people are merely there to serve government, not the other way around.

The real thing that troubles me about Christie though, and the thing that should disqualify him not only from speaking at the convention, but from ever being considered for anything other than Governor of New Jersey, is his deep ties to the terror group Hamas.

Back when Christie was still at the Justice Department, he intervened on behalf of confessed Hamas terrorist Mohammed Qatanani. Qatanani is a confessed member of Hamas,and the Muslim Brotherhood, which of course has ties to Al Qaeda.

Qatanani had widespread support in New Jersey, despite a record of condemning Christians to eternal hellfire and his attendance at numerous radical conferences in the United States.

For example, Qatanani spoke at the 1999 Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) conference in Chicago. The IAP served as a Hamas propaganda arm in the United States and was part of a secret Muslim Brotherhood committee assembled to help Hamas politically and financially.

One of the groups Qatanani was involved with provides funds to the children of suicide bombers, a recruitment incentive, if you will.

And yet, Chris Christie worked hard to stop ICE from deporting this terrorist.

That’s not all, as Governor, Christie nominated Qatanani’s attorney, Sohail Mohammed to be a New Jersey Superior Court Judge. Mohammed is a piece of work in his own right. He was an attorney for many GITMO terrorist detainees, and Mohammed has ties to the “Fort Dix Six” a group of Muslim terrorists who were plotting to kill “as many soldiers as possible.”

Oh, and Sohail Mohammed thinks Sharia Law should be part of the American justice system.

It goes without saying that Christie supports the Ground Zero Mosque.

Read more about Christie’s many despicable ties to radical Islam here.

Whether Sarah Palin speaks at the convention, or not, it’s an insult and an outrage that someone like Chris Christie would be given a platform there.

Here is a man that represents everything Conservatives are fighting against.

Here’s a man who not only consorts with know terrorists, he appoints people with deep ties to terrorism, and a want to subvert the justice system of the United States, to positions within the courts.

It’s completely unacceptable and a disgrace.

But it’s par for the course. It’s just one more instance of the brain dead GOP Elite clowns not giving a damn about anything but power.

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