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A Note of Thanks to Our Sister Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin and me at NOLAI am not threatened by strong, confident and beautiful, yet loving women like Sarah Palin, thanks to an equally confident, strong, beautiful and good woman who I admire in my personal life.. someone who has never shied away from a challenge, who has understood that integrity comes first no matter the cost, and who I have a close (and complex) relationship with based on trust, my mother. I wonder how many women critical of Sarah or her supporters can say that.~IM

By Isabel Matos

Two years ago today I met Governor Sarah Palin for the very first time. It was at the New Orleans Investment Conference. It was a day I will never forget.

The story I never told was about the woman who sat behind me at the event. She annoyed me to the point where I ended up moving from the seat I had secured which was just a few feet away from the lectern where Sarah was about to speak because I got their early. I was smack in the center of the room, first row.

The guests started trickling in after the panel Sarah was on which I had missed because there was not a minute to lose. Had I not spent the time getting ready in the hotel room, I would have missed the window of opportunity I had to think about what I would say to her once we met. That one-on-one with her was my focus and the sole reason for my trip there. When the picture was finally taken it was time to sit down and enjoy the keynote.  Please keep in mind I had not had anything to eat since my flight that morning. All I had was a little box of raisins to save me from being a voracious boar on the premises if provoked. I was seated in a perfect position in the room but all the woman who sat behind did was complain about Sarah once she found out I was her enthusiastic supporter which I was proud to show.

“I like Sarah but she needs more experience.”
“Sarah needs to, you know.. read more books, too.”
“If Sarah wants to be taken seriously she needs to do learn more foreign policy…” “Sarah dresses trashy. She needs to look more Conservative.. like Jeb Bush. Jeb Bush is a real Conservative” (I didn’t know Jeb Bush dressed in women’s clothes) “Sarah is great, but .. but..”

I was ready to pop her. It was the first such confrontation I had in real time with a “concerned” Palin supporter in our party. I wasn’t about to lose my cool in a room full of over five hundred guests. The thought of the risk of it being covered on the news was too great so I found a new seat. Once I settled in it (further off to the right, still in the first row) I was able to concentrate on positioning my camera and enjoying the speech which was fabulous. Sarah flirted shamelessly at the mention of Todd’s name (something else women are jealous of, unjustly so.. who wouldn’t be happy for someone who is in a happy marriage no matter the politics; it’s unconscionable not to be) rubbing her foot on the back of her calf at one point.

The point of the story is, I did not like that woman. She claimed to be Republican but did and said everything you would expect from a grumpy next door neighbor who had never had a pleasant exchange with kind women all her life.  There is no war on women by the right on women like there is from the left against women from the right. There just isn’t. Theirs is far worse but there is still a war by women against women on our side even if it pales in comparison and this is a great opportunity for me to address it based on what has been bothering me a bit.

We are ALL supposed to in this community, lead by example. More than any other movement out there, we should take the time to think about how our actions are not isolated. They affect us all, and Sarah in particular. That being said, taking the high road does not mean taking nonsense or disrespect from colleagues who are supposed to be in your corner if you are doing the right thing. Why mention this?

I am about to expose a WOMAN who happens to be a FAKE conservative. She is one of many (I am sure) in the state of Texas.  She is posing as a Republican to garner support for an agenda that is not ours, amnesty. The fact that she is a woman or a Latina does not matter either. H.e.r. a.c.t.i.o.n.s. do. A RINO is a RINO regardless of race, gender, creed or office held.  They are political animals. Their actions are deceptive and corrupt. It is all fair game. IF and when a politician is guilty of wrong-doing, I can’t help but want to see them exposed, but the first reaction people have when they hear the truth about something that does not fit their narrative is to kill the messenger.  While I have faith in our efforts to overcome this, I don’t see how comments by women against women help the cause. If we can’t get it right on our side, it’s not worth the trouble to try to take on the other.

Below is the video of the conference in its entirety. The separate clips are finally together. I had a 15-minute limit on YouTube and some comments during transitions were missed. All in all, I got the entire speech in. The conference was during Hurricane Sandy. One publisher who used my tapes had to do so on the remaining power left in their own phones. Needless to say, task accomplished.

It was a thrilling time encapsulating many of our hopes and fears as it was just before the November 2012 election.  I can’t help but realize, thanks to Sarah’s leadership, how far we’ve come since then. As they say, “today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday” and here we are. Sarah has not failed us. She has been there every step of the way. She has made unbelievable strides as a politician, but she was always great. (Sarah, you don’t need to get better. You’re already amazing.)

Sarah has not changed since we first met her in 2008 or allowed the immature, vicious attempts at character assassination change her message. It has been fortified, in fact, for which we should be grateful. But she would not be able to do what she does if she didn’t know we had her back. We owe it to her and her family.

Thank you, Sarah. Because it was the theme folded into this article, thank you in particular for the way you have shown how we should treat each other as women. Even though we don’t always get it right, the message is loud and clear. Like sisters.

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Governor Sarah Palin: Pelosi Sees Women as Less Than Equal, Thus Needing Government Intervention

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By Sarah Palin

Odd. Pelosi sees women as less than equal and thus needing government intervention. Glad girls today know the truth re: women’s strength and equal opportunity. I’m glad my girls know the truth.

Pelosi rolls out economic agenda for women

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Daily Kos:”Ann Romney thinks she’s suffered? Let’s make her suffer”

By Gary P Jackson

The people who write for the Daily Kos [as well as their readers] have always been sewer dwellers, gutter trash. But Kos is still one of the leading democrat websites, and democrats still flock the the annual “Kos Klan Rally” known as Netroots Nation.

Remember, it was Kos founder Marcos Moulitsas who targeted Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as a “sell-out” and put a bull’s-eye on her before the Tuscon massacre in 2011, and Kos writer “Blu Boy” declared “CongressWOMAN Giffords Voted Against Nancy Pelosi! And Is Now DEAD To Me!” a mere 48 hours before left-wing nut job Jarred Lee Loughner’s assault on Giffords.

So it should come as no surprise that the vile and disgusting animals at Kos are now attacking Ann Romney, a cancer survivor who also suffers from MS. Writer Kaili Joy Gray has penned a particularly hateful screed in which she wants to make Ann Romney suffer more, and they are raising money to do it:

Hell to Pay: Ann Romney thinks she’s suffered? Let’s make her suffer (metaphorically)

.Welcome to this week’s extra special edition of Hell to Pay. We’re raising money for Daily Kos-endorsed women candidates for the House and Senate, because it’s time to send more, better women to Congress to kick some ass, take some names, fight back against the Republican War on Women—and maybe even shrink some penises with their feminism.

So far, we’ve raised $9,559. But come on, folks, that’s not even one Mitt bet! We’re not done yet. So we’re just going to let Ann Romney, Mitt’s official chief adviser on lady things, keep on talking. Because when it comes to women, she’s had an awful lot to say. And we’re going to make her pay for it.

[ …. ]

Feel sorry for her yet? Because it’s been tough for Mitt too, turning down all those $30-million-a-year job offers

[ …. ]

Are you tired of hearing about how hard it is to be Ann Romney, even though she “loves” how hard life is for you?

Then it’s payback time. Let’s make her pay. Let’s make them pay. Name your favorite anti-woman bill Republicans tried to pass since they took over. Name your favorite quotes. Name your favorites offenses. And open up those wallets. Because now, it’s payback time. And payback? It’s one hell of an unladylike, penis-shrinking bitch.

And it’s time to shrink their numbers in Congress. Women are 51 percent of the country, but only 17 percent of Congress. So it’s time to step up and show that we’re the majority, we’re mad as hell, and we’re ready to make them pay for it.

Nice talk huh? You have to laugh at these poor pathetic loons, but not too much, because we must never forget how dangerous these people are. The hate just drips off the page as you read this tripe. The writer purposely chose the word suffer while attacking a someone who has suffered. Disgusting and quite evil.

I’m particularly interested in Gray’s obsession of the male genitalia which is mentioned several times in the piece. Rush used to called these specimens of the female persuasion “femanazis,” with good reason. Again, these creatures seem to exist on nothing but hate.

It’s funny that Gray thinks Mitt Romney has multiple $30 million a year job offers coming at him. These people have absolutely zero concept of reality, or how the world actually works. If ignorance is bliss, then they are in true nirvana. But ignorant people can be just as dangerous as anyone else when their efforts are geared toward evil.

I’ve come to realize that liberalism isn’t just an ideology of hate and destruction, it’s an ideology that simply isn’t compatible with civilized society. The goals of liberalism are certainly not compatible with America’s founding principles. We defeated the Nazis and the Soviet Union. We must defeat liberalism as well. It’s the only way America will survive.

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President Obama Funds a Government with an “Epidemic” of Sexual Harassment

by Whitney Pitcher

As the Democratic National Convention got under way today, the Democrats trotted out in their vagina and “Pillomena”birth control costumes to denounce the so-called Republican war on women. Meanwhile the national debt passed $16 trillion today, with $5.4 trillion of that coming during President Obama’s three and a  half years in office.

Nevermind all of that social and domestic economic policy stuff though, the Obama administration has foreign policy issues to attend to. As the New York Times reports:

 Nearly 16 months after first pledging to help Egypt’s failing economy, the Obama administration is nearing an agreement with the country’s new government to relieve $1 billion of its debt as part of an American and international assistance package intended to bolster its transition to democracy, administration officials said.

[…]

In addition to the debt assistance, the administration has thrown its support behind a $4.8 billion loan being negotiated between Egypt and the International Monetary Fund. Last week, it dispatched the first of two delegations to work out details of the proposed debt assistance, as well as $375 million in financing and loan guarantees for American financiers who invest in Egypt and a $60 million investment fund for Egyptian businesses.

Rather than focusing on reducing America’s burgeoning debt, President Obama is extending debt assistance to a country who already owes us more $3 billion, as the Times article later states. But what’s a billion dollars when one’s administration has added $5.4 trillion already, right? President Obama had already bypassed Congress to give Egypt $1.5 billion in March when the then unelected Muslim Brotherhood already held power. Additionally, as noted above the Obama administration has been instrumental in facilitating an large IMF loan to Egypt.

Furthermore, despite the supposed war on women in America, President Obama is extending loan support to a country that recently elected a Muslim Brotherhood candidate to the presidency in June. This president, Mohammed Morsi, promised to select a female VP, but did not, only choosing women for aide and advisory roles. More appalling though, the election of the Muslim Brotherhood three months ago has lead to what the BBC calls an “epidemic” of sexual harassment (emphasis added):

 Campaigners in Egypt say the problem of sexual harassment is reaching epidemic proportions, with a rise in such incidents over the past three months. For many Egyptian women, sexual harassment – which sometimes turns into violent mob-style attacks – is a daily fact of life, reports the BBC’s Bethany Bell in Cairo.

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The day I met Marwa, she was wearing a long headscarf pinned like a wimple under her chin, and a loose flowing dress with long sleeves over baggy trousers.

But dressing conservatively is no longer a protection, according to Dina Farid of the campaign group Egypt’s Girls are a Red Line.

She says even women who wear the full-face veil – the niqab – are being targeted.

 “It does not make a difference at all. Most of Egyptian ladies are veiled [with a headscarf] and most of them have experienced sexual harassment.

President Obama adds to our debt to help ease the debt of a country that has a massive and real, sustained war on women. Meanwhile, this week, the Democratic National Convention will have women like Sandra Fluke, a 30 year free birth control proponent, speak on a faux war on women and pay homage to former Senator Ted Kennedy who was notorious for leaving a female companion, Mary Jo Kopechne, to drown after a drunk driving crash and for sexual harassing waitresses. Such blatant and out-of-touch hypocrisy.

However, none of this is any surprise to Governor Palin–often the target of the Democrats’ misogyny herself. In February of 2011, she warned of the threats to women’s rights (as well as religious rights) should the Muslim Brotherhood take control:

While the Obama administration claims that such funding and diplomatic support to Egypt is aimed to assist the formation a new democracy, they do nothing of the sort when they aid an ideological group based on harassment of women and religious persecution.

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The Blunt Truth About The Democrats’ War on Women

By C.A Bamford

Little has changed in the Democrat Party since the days of Jim Crow. Except now the target of their attacks are women. The party that started the Klu Klux Klan, the party that fought tooth and nail to stop the Civil Rights legislation and opposed Republican, Martin Luther King, the party that called Juan Williams a “porch n****” for daring to voice his opinion, is now hatefully going after women.

Not that certain party leaders, and Obama confidants, haven’t been attacking women for decades.

But not just any women. They’re fine with toadying females who obediently mouth the party line ….

…. and serve as barking dogs for their empty rhetoric.

They’ll back fictional biographies from confused old liberals ….

…. tout faceless cradle-to-grave welfare composites….

…. and ignore embarrassing incidents from party icons again and again.

But let them happen upon a conservative woman, and out come the knives. These left-wing dingbats reserve their most hateful behavior for conservative black and Hispanic women who defy their rule of race.

Not surprisingly, gay conservative women are their worst nightmare, and a gay conservative woman who supports the 2nd amendment will lead them to wail “WHY?” and curl into a fetal position before your very eyes.

The party of incivility has become blind and deaf to the filthy verbal assaults on good women, innocent children, and even the most vulnerable in our society. No attack is too crass, no trick too dirty.

Ironically, while the liberal elite snigger and offer weak excuses for the deplorable use of the “C” word by some of their basest members, they ignore their pink-draped cohorts who are shouting “Look at us, look at us!” as they desperately seek to claim that label, even going so far as to dress the part.

You have gone too far, liberal shills. You criticize Ann Romney, a woman who raised 5 sons, battled cancer and MS, served as First Lady of Massachusetts, and volunteered countless hours to charity as one who “never worked a day in her life.

You continue to demean the accomplishments of Governor Palin, who had more executive experience and more accomplishments than all three men on both tickets in 2008. Do you doubt that she would have had the dictators of hostile nations running for cover? Or that your crony capitalist pals would be out of a job?

America is appalled at the ignorance of those of you who criticized Olympic Gold Medal winner, Gabrielle Douglas for her hair and the indulgence of a small treat.

She’s the size of one of your thighs for Pete’s sake, and burns more calories in an hour than all the calories many of you carry on your hips.

So listen up Jay Carney, media hacks, political pimps, and all the rest of the inbred society of Beltway elites. We are sick and tired of your biased comments, patronizing dismissal and smirking insults against smart, successful conservative women.

Keep tossing your small barbs and straining your small wits. Feel free to cling to your inconsequential accomplishments as though they somehow make you special. One can train an elephant to paint, a monkey to dance, and a chicken to play the piano, all accomplishments that outdo any of yours. You’re not so special after all.

Perhaps it’s the rarefied atmosphere of the ivory towers and halls of power in which you gather to scheme and plot that makes so many of you so cranky. No doubt you would benefit from getting outside in the fresh air a little more often. Try picking up garbage on the roadside…and if you do it in an orange jumpsuit, all the better.

Meanwhile Barack Obama is leading the REAL war on women with his failed economic policies. There are seventeen million women in poverty, with 7.5 million living in extreme poverty the highest numbers since the 1960s.

Keep up your smears, lies, and bad behavior Democrats. But remember, we’ll be out here waiting for you in November.

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If This Is a War on Women, Why Do I Feel Like I’m the Grenade?

by Whitney Pitcher

The Washington Free Beacon reported today that despite President Obama’s “Republicans are waging a war against women” rhetoric the women on his staff are paid less than the men:

Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.

According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).

Calculating the median salary for each gender required some assumptions to be made based on the employee names. When unclear, every effort was taken to determine the appropriate gender.

That difference in annual salary is more than enough to pay for Sandra Fluke’s birth control if she were to go to law school three times (using her math)! This is par for the course for President Obama (pun intended) who paid men more than women when he was in the Senate (Senator McCain did pay women equally), as then Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin noted in a speech in October of 2008 (see the 7 minute  mark):

Following that speech from Governor Palin, the Obama campaign attempted to defend his record:

The Palin campaign cited press reports from last month and Senate records to back its claims on Obama’s pay to Senate staffers. The discrepancy, however, appears be that more top level staffers in Obama’s Senate office are men, and therefore have higher pay. The Obama campaign points to the many senior-level female staffers currently employed on the presidential campaign trial.

Nice try, guys, but why are more top level staffers men? Are women not capable of holding top level positions? The White House hasn’t responded yet to the latest news of their pay disparities, but I would imagine their argument is similar for his presidency.

The hypocrisy is just as much of a problem as the issue itself as the president points fingers at everyone else while he is doing the same or worse himself. This is what he has done by jetting all over the country while condemning Americans for driving SUVs or while he and Mrs. Obama eat junk food while lecturing citizens about the need to eat healthy.

This “war on women” is not an issue of policy, but of politics.  It is an election year after all. The politicization of this issue though demeans women, rather than empowers us on multiple levels.  By promoting this war on women in conjunction the discussion of the forced coverage of birth control, liberals belittle the intelligence of women by assuming we vote with our uterus, rather than our brain. Furthermore, it assumes that we don’t seek the personal economic empowerment needed to pay for our own birth control if our employer’s insurance doesn’t cover it.

The war on women has in reality turned women into grenades in a partisan battle, and it is divisive. In addition to the class warfare that President Obama has waged throughout his presidency, most recently in his absurd claim that President Reagan would support the Buffett rule which would raise taxes on the very wealthy, he has tried to divide on racial lines and other “identity politics” groups.  Such rhetoric dilutes the liberty of the individual. Margaret Thatcher once said, “ [t]here is no such thing [as society]! There are individual men and women and there are families and no government can do anything except through people and people look to themselves first.”  When people are divided into groups of society, their identity lies in that group and subsequently so does their liberty, or lack thereof, and they are not free to provide for themselves. Businesses are stymied by overbearing regulation which makes them less free to hire people. Unemployed individuals who could be hired by overregulated business don’t have the freedom and resources to provide for their families. Those with jobs have less financial freedom because of the increased cost of consumer products due to that overregulation, bad energy policy, and poor monetary policy that has devalued the dollar. This all happens when a political war is waged in the foreground, while the president’s economic illiteracy is pushed to the background.

This war on women (or whoever is the identity politics flavor of the month) has turned women into grenades in a partisan battle, and the political war at large waged by our President has taken individual freedom hostage.

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