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RedState has a guest-post from a newly minted conservative discussing her recent conversion as a fan of Sarah Palin.

Her name? Anita Moncrief, the embattled former Director of ACORN.

Hoo-boy:

As a former ACORN/Project Vote employee, I recalled taking a call from the (Obama) campaign in 2007 and speaking with one of the staffers. I was excited at the time, but only because I had just attended a staff retreat where Zach Polett, head of ACORN Political Operations, had bragged about supervising Obama and stated that “ACORN produces leaders.”

Despite these experiences and misgivings, I went for Obama and when John McCain announced Sarah Palin as his running mate, I was angry. With all the liberal self-righteousness that I could muster, I attacked her experience, her knowledge of foreign affairs and all things Palin.  I ignored Palin’s innate charm, grace and beauty. I found myself secretly laughing with her and admiring her spunk but would never admit it.

In 2009 as I began to transition from liberal to conservative, I wondered whether I would get behind Palin and if I did, would that make me a hypocrite. A series of unlikely events answered that question for me. As the fight against ACORN became ugly and people began to spread lies and take sides, I finally understood Palin. She is a lightening rod for anyone who does not stand for truth and wants to maintain a status quo or move toward socialism.

Sarah Palin really is a lesson in an American life: she never claimed to be perfect but through sheer grit, determination and an undeniable likability, she showed this self-described feminist what being a woman in this new America is all about.

Hat Tip: Libertarian Republican; another fabulous blog you really should be reading.

Welcome, Anita. Always can use another good Conservative.

~~Johnny~~

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You may remember my previous post HERE where I talked about the NY-23 Race.  I noted there that Robert Stacy McCain has been saying, “Grassroots: Stop Asking What You Can Do and Start Doing What You Can.”

scozzafava newserAnd, apparently, you are indeed. Big names are stepping up to endorse Hoffman in NY-23. Big Republican names, going against their own party’s candidate, which is not just significant — It’s a 10.0 earth tremor on the political Landscape.

The local Republican County Chairman .  He’s disowning his own candidate and calling on her to quit now.

And the endorsements keep rolling in:

MN Rep. Michelle Bachman

Former TX Rep. Dick Armey

Former PA Senator Rick Santorum.

palin fingers smileAnd, of course, Former AK Gov. Sarah Palin

And who is supporting Dede Scozzafava for election?

Unions and the Abortion Industry

Pelosi Supporters
, who are giving heavily to both Scozzafava *and* her Democrat opponent.

Even one-time Republican stalwart Newt Gingrich has endorsed Scozzafava, which just goes to show two things:

  1. Look before you leap; check out the candidate before you automatically endorse the Republican, Newt!
  2. Newt’s best days are very likely past him, as this is an irreversible gaffe, in my opinion.  Forget 2010, newt.

All holy heck is breaking loose in upstate New York, and it’s a harbinger of the 2010 and 2012 elections, I have no doubt. If you thought the Tea Parties were a “summer Fling,” think again.

FLASH: As I write this, Rush Limbaugh notes that 73% of GOP Voters Say Congressional Republicans Have Lost Touch With Their Base, according to Rasmussen today.  Plus the White House appears to have given up in the VA Gubernatorial race!

FLASH 2: Doug Hoffman’s Twitter site (@dougforcongress) reports Steve Forbes has endorsed him this morning, too.

Oh Boy.  Review all the NY-23 coverage at The #TCOT Report.

~Johnny~

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Oh Boy — Mark the Date! Sarah Palin’s to appear on Oprah’s show:

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“In a world exclusive, Oprah Winfrey will interview former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to air Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. Winfrey and Palin will meet for the very first time on the episode, which will mark Palin’s first interview to discuss her upcoming book, “Going Rogue: An American Life” and her first-ever appearance on the “Oprah” show.Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin burst onto the national political scene as running mate for Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Now, following her decision to step down as governor of her home state of Alaska, and on the eve of the release of her first book, Palin will speak first to Oprah in a world exclusive interview. “

I’m setting my VCR even now. Oprah (who has lost over 7% of her audience since she climbed in the tank with President Narcissist) is desperate to appear more “bipartisan” and try to stem the hemorrhage of viewers she’s suffered the last year. Yet I can’t help but think she’ll give into her liberal nature and have a few little twists of the skewer for Obama’s potential 2012 opponent.

And can Oprah bear to not ask about Palin’s daughters? I doubt it.

Setting DVR even now . . .

~Johnny~

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Somebody call the Waaahmbulance — sounds like Bill Mahrer has an Owie again!  (And he manages to Drag Sarah Palin and President Bush into it, to):

I have said this before; I will say it again;

Why – Does – This – Guy – Have – A – Television – Show – At – All?

He’s not funny (merely snarky and smart-assed); he’s nothing close to intellectual or thoughtful; and he is so rabidly anti-Christian as to be extremely out of step with the vast majority of the population; not to mention offensive to any practicingChristians who happen innocently on his foamy-lipped diatribes.

No, no — don’t care for him at all, really.  You?

~Johnny~

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Libertarian Republican Blog has a great article this weekend about the organized campaign by rich Democraps to smear Sarah Palin:

levijohnstoncnnAs you know, Levi Johnston, the poster child for abstinence, and deadbeat dad of the century, is now “staring” in an advertising campaign for nuts. This ad, which also features his “bodyguard” “Tank” Jones, an Alaska private investigator, who works for Alaska attorney Rex Butler, a big Obama supporter, features Levi and “Tank” pretending to be at an “event” and has Levi eating the company’s nut.

Butler, who claims to be Levi’s “manager” is also representing Levi’s mother, who is facing drug trafficking charges.

The seriously cheesy ad, which features Levi in a green t-shirt with “Alaska” on it, (because no one would know who this moron is without it) is set against an all white background with “flash bulbs” going off and “canned” crowd noises while ‘Tank” pretends to “fight back the paparazzi!”

However, the ad is slightly more than just an ad; it’s part of a well-orchestrated smear campaign:

Now, Obama backers have launched an equally insidious deal to keep Levi Johnston in the public eye through a promotional campaign by Roll Industries for its nuts products- which seeks to profit from the former relationship between Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston. Johnston is a spokesman for the Roll’s Paramount Growers division.

moron-plate-2Stewart A. Resnick, a billionaire liberal democrat, residing in Los Angeles, is the Chairman of Roll International. Rolls’ business involves agriculture, Fiji Water, and the Franklin Mint. He is also a prime financial backer behind the Democratic Party. His wife Lynda is Godmother to Arianna Huffington’s daughter.

[ . . . ]

Look, the bottom line is this. Barack Obama and his many wealthy supporters know what we know. Sarah Palin is the biggest threat out there to Barack Obama, besides Barack Obama’s own incompetence. They know that she is an incredibly effective politician, see “death panels,” as well as a much loved Conservative figure and leading candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. This has them scared, as it should.

Obama’s billionaire backers like Stewart Resnick and George Soros have an almost endless supply of funds they will use to go after Palin in all sorts of “creative” ways. It must be noted though, that George Soros, whose MoveOn.org claimed “ownership” of the democrat party after the 2006 elections, spent a small fortune between 2000 and 2008 trying to defeat George Bush, to no avail!

Bristol PalinIt looks like Roll Industries, Stewart Resnick, and our President, have found themselves quite the winner in “spokesmodel” Levi Johnston!

Yep; a deadbeat dad with a drug-dealer mother. That’ll do it.

There’s a great deal more at Libertarian Republican Blog, including the full list of companies to boycott. And this is a boycott I can really get behind.

Honestly, this is just reprehensible. The “scorched earth” policy against Sarah Palin is bad enough. But to involve a dumb white-trash kid too stupid to know better shows how little these people care about anyone or anything.

Get a move on. Read that article at Libertarian Republican Blog

~Johnny~

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Steve Schmidt, noted Republican Imbecile who managed to completely blow all chance of a McCain victory last year by allowing in-fighting between the McCain and Palin camps, is is coming out of the closet with his Palin hatred:

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Steve Schmidt, Camera-Hog & Founder of the He-Man Palin-Haters Club. No Girl Candidates Allowed!

Speaking at the Atlantic’s “First Draft of History” symposium in Washington today (liveblog here), John McCain campaign adviser Steve Schmidt continued his complete reversal on Sarah Palin’s political future. The man who pushed McCain to nominate Palin as his running mate in 2008 and defended her against criticisms of her inexperience now believes that she could never win a presidential election.

“Most politicians of prominence write a book,” Schmidt said, a reference to Palin’s upcoming “Going Rogue.” “My honest view is that she would not be a winning candidate for president, and if she was [a candidate], the results would be . . . catastrophic. It’s fairly inconceivable she could be elected.”

First, I find it frankly unbelievable that Schmidt ever “pushed McCain to nominate Palin as his running mate in 2008 and defended her against criticisms of her inexperience.” It sounds more like Monday morning quarterbacking to justify his “sudden” negativity towards the best thing that’s happened to the Republican ticket since Teddy Roosevelt.

megan john mccainKind of like all those “I’ve-been-a-Republican-all-my-life” people who endorsed Obama last year, if you catch my drift; many of who were later outed to have been Democrap operatives.

So why the sudden Palin-spew? Fox & Friends reports this morning that the McCain Camp is touting a new plan to “Rebuild the republican Party.”

So, apparently John’s running again in 2012. Big Deal. Wasn’t impressed last time; but if John McCain wants to become the Republican Pat Paulsen, that’s his business.

~Johnny~

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I saw this headline all day yesterday and thought maybe AP or Reuters had picked up a headline from The Onion again. (They tend to do that from time to time.)

And given Letterman’s obsession with Sarah Palin and her daughters, this takes on a whole new, very creepy meaning:

letterman sonA longtime CBS News producer has been indicted for allegedly attempting to extort $2 million from late night comedian David Letterman.

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced the indictment Friday against Robert (Joe) Halderman, a 51-year-old producer of the true-crime show “48 Hours.” Halderman, of Connecticut, is charged with one count of attempted grand larceny. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

The alleged attempt, which took place last month, led the married Letterman to announce to his “Late Show” studio audience and millions of viewers Thursday that he had engaged in sexual relationships with female members of his staff.

According to Morgenthau, an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office revealed that Halderman waited outside of Letterman’s home at 6 a.m. on Sept. 9 to deliver a package of embarrassing e-mails and photographic proof of the affairs to the comedian inside his limousine. Letterman said Halderman threatened to release a screenplay that would ruin his reputation.

Letterman said that “this whole thing has been quite scary.” But he mixed in jokes while outlining what had happened to him, seeming to confuse a laughing audience at Thursday’s taping about whether the story was true.

Letterman’s “Late Show” audience was the first to hear the story, which came as a shock since the 62-year-old Letterman had married longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko in March. The couple began dating in 1986 and have a son, Harry, born in November 2003. Fatherhood and his heart surgery in 2000 had seemed to mellow Letterman, who took over as the most popular late-night comedy host this summer after NBC replaced Jay Leno with Conan O’Brien on the “Tonight” show.

Letterman sat behind his desk to outline the scheme after a monologue that targeted some frequent foils like Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney.

david_letterman__co_140396aThree weeks ago, Letterman said he got in his car early in the morning and found a package with a letter saying, “I know that you do some terrible, terrible things and that I can prove that you do some terrible things.” He acknowledged the letter contained proof.

He said it was terrifying “because there’s something insidious about (it). Is he standing down there? Is he hiding under the car? Am I going to get a tap on the shoulder?”

He told the audience that he had to testify before a grand jury on Thursday.

“I was worried for myself, I was worried for my family,” he said. “I felt menaced by this, and I had to tell them all of the creepy things that I had done.”

He said “the creepy stuff was that I have had sex with women who work for me on this show. My response to that is yes, I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Yes, it would, especially for the women.”

Whether they wanted to make the relationships public was up to them, he said.

“It’s been a very bizarre experience,” he said. “I felt like I needed to protect these people. I need to protect my family. I need to protect myself. Hope to protect my job.”

CBS said in a statement that “we believe his comments speak for themselves.”

palin-20121It’s the second set of embarrassing headlines for Letterman in four months. In June, he apologized to Palin for making a crude joke about the former Republican vice presidential candidate’s 14-year-old daughter. Although there was a small “fire Letterman” demonstration outside of his studio later, CBS stood by its late-night star.

Okay, so here’s the thing. In the business world a superior who sleeps with the women who work underneath him is the classic definition of sexual harassment. And it doesn’t matter one bit whether they consented or not; the relationship is improper, and can be construed as “favoritism.” Even if both parties consent, how can you prove that Letterman didn’t then give improper raises, bonuses, or promotions to his “girlfriends” and bypass deserving parties?

In the military, this is a court-martial offense, as Lynndie England found out.

The big question is, will Viacom/CBS tolerate Letterman’s clearly unethical and illegal (not to mention adulterous) behaviors?

About time for another “FIRE LETTERMAN” protest, isn’t it?

~Johnny~

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Jammie Wearing Fool has an article that guaranteed to annoy the hell out of the Leftoid Libs.

Guess who’s book is number one in pre-orders? (Heh-heh-heh.)

Already No. 1 at Barnes and Noble and now No. 1 at Amazon:

sarahpalin_200908_477x600_7The left may have a collective aneurysm by the time Going Rogue is released, and that’s still not until November 17.

The “reviewers” at Barnes and Noble are wigging out.

I am so amazed at the gullibility of her fans. She had a ghostwriter, a conservative writer, and they spent a month together. Palin also did not write her Hong Kong speech. Come on people, did you not listen when she was off script trying to answer (previously submitted) questions? She fumbled, she winked, she danced around the questions. I am waiting for this book’s popularity to fall to nothing when it actually comes out and you realize you were duped. Plus, she will not dare to appear on the news shows other than Fox…they might ask her a question she didn’t give them beforehand, or, she might be asked to read a portion of the book she never saw. Never in my life have I seen someone with so little to offer be embraced by so many people as a savior. Conservatives are scary.

An item using an anonymous source in the New York Post underscores just how much the left fears this woman.

SarahPalin winkSARAH Palin is said to have pocketed a $7 million advance for the 400-page memoir she turned in four months early, but she might not have such an easy time on the lecture circuit.

After quitting as governor of Alaska in July, Palin signed with the top-notch Washington Speakers Bureau, which also reps George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Condoleezza Rice, hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger, LA Dodgers manager Joe Torre and magician David Blaine.

Palin’s bookers are said to be asking for $100,000 per speech, but an industry expert tells Page Six: “The big lecture buyers in the US are paralyzed with fear about booking her, basically because they think she is a blithering idiot.”

Of course this fails to explain how she’s receiving hundreds of speaking offers. But hey, when you can call someone a blithering idiot, why bother with the facts?

I love this woman.  I love any decent sister in Christ who can go toe-to-toe with Libs and drive them wild just by being honest.

~Johnny~

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ACORN, The Cartoon!

Courtesy Big Fur Hat:

BigFurHatACORN

Heh. Figures.

~Johnny~

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Oh, you hae GOT to be KIDDING me!!!

SarahPalin winkBy RACHEL D’ORO, Associated Press Writer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Early estimates put the cost of Sarah Palin’s midterm resignation as Alaska governor at a minimum of $40,000, not including a special legislative session partly linked to her departure.

But that’s not good enough — let’s break it down, piece b piece t maximize the humiliation attempt.

The preliminary figures obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request show it cost the state almost $14,100 for the July 26 swearing-in ceremony of new Gov. Sean Parnell.

BeirutPhotoshopObtained by the Associated Press. Only by the Associated Press — not that anyone else was asking, or like it was actual NEWS or anything.

This would be the same Associated Press that published falsified photos of bombing strikes in Lebanon, r falsified bombing victims in Lebanon, or falsified missile strikes on ambulances in Lebanon, or the Associated Press that published a photo of a dying American Marine over the expressed wishes of the DoD that they NOT publish it.

THAT Associated Press.

The price tag for moving Palin — the former GOP vice presidential candidate — and her family from the governor’s mansion in Juneau amounted to roughly $3,328.

Sorry — I whould have warned you about the Snark Alert. Just had to get that “failed vice- Presidential bid” dig in there.

Palin’s spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, says suggesting the resignation cost the state is “incredibly misleading.” She says the resignation ceremony was added to a previously scheduled governor’s picnic and was organized by the lieutenant governor’s office.

However, the AP decdes to ignore Meghan, the voice of reason, and obliviously continue on their way to the witch-hunt:

The tally doesn’t include the estimated $100,000 it cost for a one-day special session last month in which lawmakers approved Palin’s pick to replace Parnell as lieutenant governor and overrode her veto of federal stimulus funds intended for energy efficiency projects.

Oh good Heavens! Gotta throw in the snarky line about the Stimulus Funds, too.

And they wonder why Mainstream Media are dying a prolonged, slow, tortuous death. Personally, it can’t happen fast enough for the AP for me.

~Johnny~

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Huh. How in the world did i miss this from RedState earlier this month?

So let me think….

obama-peering aroundThe “independent investigator,” Thomas Daniel, knowingly committed a crime and leaked a story, a lie actually, to a reporter. And this “independent investigator,” Thomas Daniel; just happens to work at the same law firm the represents Barack Obama. What could possibly be wrong here?

Look, the democrat/communists want to destroy Sarah Palin. Heck, even some of the good old boy Republican losers want to stop her. The fear from both groups is palpable.

Sarah Palin is a true American patriot. This is a woman that has taken on corruption and stopped it cold. And frankly, she didn’t care that a lot of those who were corrupt were life time establishment Republicans. In fact, it seemed to delight her.

sarahpalin_200908_477x600_7Sarah Palin strikes fear in all of the NYC/DC Beltway hacks. They know when she gets going she will destroy their little gravy train, their little fiefdoms. Sarah Palin represents anything but business as usual in politics.

Now for the democrat/communists, she is particularly dangerous. As Barack Obama and his Congress try to pass insane tax schemes like cap and tax, and destroy all freedom and liberty with this massive health care gambit, which is nothing less than and end run around the Constitution, a total usurpation, really, Sarah Palin stands there saying: “No!”

No one can draw a crowd like Sarah Palin, and unlike Mr Hopey Changey, when Sarah Palin speaks, she captivates the crowd with substance. Sarah talks about things that matter to Americans. But Sarah also talks about something else, the American Spirit.

And that’s just the summation. The rest of the article is a bit long, but absolutely brilliant.

You should go read it. Now. Pretty Please.

~Johnny~

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Several (and that’s an understatement) blogs are starting to fight back hard against the Palin Haters. First, here’s a rundown from No Sheeples here Blog:

sarahpalin_200908_477x600_7In America, they first came for Trig and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t the mother of a special needs child. Then they came for Bristol, and I didn’t speak up because my daughter wasn’t an unwed mother. Then they came for Sarah and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t an Alaskan. When there is no one left to speak up will they come for me and you?

Sarah Palin, through her spokesperson, Meg Stapleton, issued the following statement on Facebook, “Yet again; some so-called journalists have decided to make up a story. There is no truth to the recent ‘story’ (and story is the correct term for this type of fiction) that the Palins are divorcing. The Palins remain married, committed to each other and their family, and have not purchased land in Montana (last week it was reported to be Long Island). Less than one week ago, Governor Palin asked the media to ‘quit making things up.’ We appreciate that the more professional journalists decided to question this story before repeating it.”

How about that? Bloggers are now “more professional journalists.”  Heh.

Sheeples Blog also lists the other blog stories questioning this alleged “story”:

Meg Stapleton: No Truth To Palin Divorce Story
Quote: Sarah Palin: Divorce? Have You SEEN Todd???
Palin Camp Shoots Down Ridiculous Divorce Rumors Spread by CNN Stringer Dennis Zaki
Team Palin: Um, No, We’re Not Divorcing; Please Stop Makin’ Things Up
CNN Tells, Sells More Lies About Palin—it’s Time to Expose the truth about Obama
No Truth to Sarah Palin Divorce Rumors
Sarah Palin: Still Scaring The Crap Out Of Leftists
Quote From Sarah Palin
Palin’s Team Shoots Down Divorce Rumor
Sarah Palin Debunks Divorce Rumor, Early Christmas in Lefty Land Cancelled

And Atlas Shrugs Blog has declared open warfare. (I LOVE this woman!)

obama-toking-upLet’s understand this. CNN won’t touch the birth certificate issue, the Rezko/Auchi corruption, Obama’s anti-semitism, his ACORN/SEIU ties and corruption and other legitimate stories that need investigation. But they write fiction about Palin. Daily. So why not tell the truth about Obama and his reported strange sexual predilections? My question is, it is well known that Obama allegedly was involved with a crack whore in his youth. Very seedy stuff. Why aren’t they pursuing that story? Find the ho, give her a show!  Obama trafficked in some very deviant practices. Where’s the investigation?

He spent three weeks in Pakistan in his college days at Occidental in 1981. WTF was he doing in Pakistan in 1981?  Back in the early 80′s, there were only two reasons to travel to Pakistan. Jihad or drugs. I think he went for the drugs and came back with jihad. (He did, after all,  change his name to Barack Hussein Obama from  Barry Soetoro, upon his return from that trip).

Why isn’t CNN pursuing the nude pornographic photos of Obama’s mom, Stanley (unretouched pictures here and here) allegedly taken by Frank Marshall Davis in his apartment. Obama’s spiritual father, Davis was a child rapist and famous communist.

I say when they ratchet up the lies, then we ratchet up the truth.

Much more at both blogs. Let’s Roll!

~Johnny~

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This video has been pulled from YouTube several times — see it while you can!

~Johnny~

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This from CNN; and even the reporter sounds a bit . . . well, skeptical is the word, I think. Otherwise, why is CNN doing a report on her?

Found this video at the Why Mommy is a Palin Supporter Blog, who has a little theory:

The video shows McLeod searching through documents. If these are state documents she is looking through, they were provided to her at state cost. She is looking through documents provided by the state to see if she can find something unethical.

Think about that for a moment. Really think about it.

Can you imagine donating your life to charging the state for stacks of documents that you then meticulously plod through just to see if there might be something unethical?

Well?

Would you do that if someone weren’t paying you to do it? I wouldn’t. There’s no way I would look through all of these documents for free. Who is paying this woman for her time?

Watch the video and ask yourself, would you wade through the documents of ANY public official just to see if you *might* “discover” (her words) that something unethical might be going on……without being paid by someone else? Look at the STACKS of documents on her table………just to see if she might “discover” something? Who is paying her to do this? I have obsessive-compulsive disorder and I do think that could be an explanation for this.

I may be misinterpreting that last paragraph, but i think the author is saying that not even an Obsessive-Compulsive would wade through those mountains of paperwork without someone paying them to do it.

The alternate interpretation would be that you have to be one disturbed puppy to do this on your own.  The comments section of  the Why Mommy is a Palin Supporter Blog has some interesting theories too, which I won’t reprint since they’re hearsay.  Still, the fact that most Alaskans know about these theories is very telling.

Previous post about the Palin accuser who shall not be named HERE.

~Johnny~

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Not long after Alaska Governor Sarah Palin just had her 19th Ethics Complaint dismissed, and sure enough, here comes ethics complaint number 20! Here’s a snippet from Greta Van Sustern’s Fox News program Friday:

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Governor Sarah Palin got another ethics complaint today. This is the 20th complaint against the governor. Many have been dismissed. The latest complaint alleges that Governor Palin abused her office by accepting a salary and using state staff while campaigning as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Well, did that happen, and is that a violation of Alaska’s ethics rules?

THOMAS VAN FLEIN, ATTORNEY FOR SARAH PALIN:
In my opinion, absolutely not. What really happened is the governor obviously went on the campaign trail. All expenses were paid while on the campaign by the campaign itself. So there’s an end (ph) of the official travel documents in August 27th, and the complainant thinks that the governor went off duty on August 27th, and that’s not true. The governor was completely in touch with her staff, brought a staff member with her, and that was subject of a separate complaint, which was thrown out, and the personnel board concluded it was very ethical and saved the state money to have a staff member with her.

VAN SUSTEREN: All right, do you know anything about the person filing the complaint? Has that person ever filed a complaint before or have any sort of motive or — you know, what’s her relationship or his relationship to this?

VAN FLEIN:
The complainant here has filed a total of five, or one fifth of the complaints so far — I’m sorry, one fourth of the complaints so far has been filed by this one individual. In addition, this individual has filed a lawsuit against the governor regarding certain documents and has filed multiple document requests or Freedom of Information Act type requests with the office of governor. So it’s a very persistent critic of the governor who has caused a lot of this.

So I did a little research, and found one name that kept popping up in ethics complaints in Alaska: Andree McLeod. (The link will take you to one of the early ethics complaints Ms. McLeod filed so you can read for yourself how infantile these things are.)

The ethics complaints can be seen

HERE (August 6, 2008),

HERE (January 23, 2009),

HERE (March 18, 2009),

HERE (July 14, 2009),

Plus her lawsuit against Palin HERE (October 1, 2008),

In fact, Ms. McLeod is quite well known in Alaska, courtesy of Alaska Pride Blog:

In a post on her weekly Alaska Ear gossip column,  Toomey passes on some interesting information about Andree McLeod. It seems our self-elected Ethics Queen now considers herself a Fashion Queen as well. Here’s the pertinent excerpt from Alaska Ear:

andree-the-assholeNOT UPLIFTING … Andree McLeod, the Anchorage activist who’s usually busy second-guessing the governor’s ethics, is unhappy with the way some state workers dress. In an e-mail to administration commish Annette Kreitzer, Andree allowed as how she’s “astounded at the amount and magnitude of cleavage being exhibited by female employees in State of Alaska offices these days. Upon entering an office, I’m initially embarrassed when subjected to such low cut tops. …The negative impact this all has on the business I have to conduct is not to my benefit. I leave the office feeling offended.”

This poses a real dilemma. On the one hand, I absolutely despise what Andree McLeod has done to Sarah Palin. Four ethics complaints PLUS a lawsuit? If that isn’t legal stalking, I don’t know what is. On the other hand, I find it disgusting the way so many American women dress like whores in public, particularly in an office environment. The impetus for this comes from the mass media and the entertainment industry, which promotes the lowest common cultural denominator. To the entertainment industry, women are nothing more than toys or commodities to be ruthlessly exploited.

Andree McLeod’s less typical background reveals another possible reason why this has become an issue. According to previous Alaska Voter’s Guides published in 2002 and 2004, when she ran unsuccessfully for the House District 24 seat, McLeod was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Undoubtedly, she came in contact with Muslims while she was there, possibly even the fundamentalist types.  This philosophy could have easily influenced McLeod’s thinking.

Of course, this begs the question, “What does this have to do with her ethics complaints against the Governor?” What this implies is that Andree McLeod may actually be sincere about these complaints – and may have an extreme view about ethics. Thus Sarah Palin is not merely being “held accountable” by a responsible citizen, but is being legally stalked by a fanatic who wants to hold the Governor hostage to impossible standards. And, as she reveals in an encounter with KBYR conservative talk-show host Eddie Burke, standards she will not abide herself. In the YouTube video embedded below, Burke asks McLeod several times if she had applied for a job with the Palin Administration and was turned down:

Not once did Andree McLeod answer the question. Not once. What is she trying to hide? Why doesn’t she answer the question? If she’s going to accuse Sarah Palin of ethics violations, she has a moral obligation to answer such a question.

One of the commenters to this blog had another opinion, shared by many other commenters:

I think it has more to do with the fact that prior to living in Alaska she lived in Taxachussetts, and she’s more a disciple of Saul Alinsky than of anyone else. Her tactics used against Palin come right out of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, particularly Rule #4:

RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)

There are other comments, but more profane and rude. My guess is she’s not very well liked, given the volume and depth of the venom displayed. There’s more on the elusive Ms. McLeod

HERE in a particularly long and detailed article that seems to indicate she gained her anti-government views after being denied a license to operate . . . a falafel stand?

No, really, you can’t make this stuff up.

~Johnny~

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Dear God in Heaven!

Five — count them — FIVE children — and legs like that!

I don’t care what she’s pedllin’ — I’d vote for this woman if she was a damned Nazi!

Yow!

And the Blue Star flag just sets it all off perfectly . . .

~Johnny~

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The mainstream media, in their never-ending quest to bring us the latest insider information about Governor Sarah Palin, have tapped the utmost authority in their search for the truth.

The deadbeat teenaged baby-daddy of Bristol Palin.  Oh yeah, there’s a GREAT source:

Levi Johnston, Deadbeat Dad, High School Droput.  Reliable News Source.

Levi Johnston, Deadbeat Dad, High School Droput. Reliable News Source.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A spokeswoman for Gov. Sarah Palin is scoffing at comments by Bristol Palin’s former fiance, who says he thinks Palin resigned to cash in on her fame.

“It is interesting to learn Levi is working on a piece of fiction while honing his acting skills,”
Palin family spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

Heh-heh-heh. That’s the nicest way to cdall somebody a glory-hounding liar I’ve ever heard.

Johnston made his comments at a news conference Thursday at the office of his attorney, Rex Butler.

Which he obviously needs, since he welshed on his promise to marry Bristol, and has yet to pay any child support.

Johnston came forward, Butler said, because Alaskans want to know why Palin has decided to resign, effective the end of the month. Johnston is pursuing his own book deal and movie deal while working as a carpenter.

Could we perhaps just let the country bumpkin village idiot lie in piece here? And, by the way, Levi, it’s called

Projection. Look it up, brother. Pay particular attention to definitions 4 and 6.

~~JD~~

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paul_palinThere’s been a small firestorm of controversy surrounding Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s decision to resign. Every possible reason has been put forward from this being the end of her political career, to cowardice, to being a springboard to something bigger and better.

However, one of the few perspectives not discussed is the one probably closest to her and Todd’s hearts; that of the fundamentalist, evangelical Christian. Which is odd, considering how greatly this figures in every other thing she does. (If you don’t understand, trust me; it’s a fundamentalist thing.)

So let’s talk about that.

  • First, She’s a Christian. Sarah Palin wants to think the best of people, and to work together with people to find the best way for everyone.  That’s part of what being a Christian means.   Unfortunately, politics attracts the exact opposite kind of people, which she finds a bit bewildering and, at times, frustrating.  It’s really hard to try to work together with people who tell dirty jokes about your kids, or joke about their disabilities and find that “funny” or “fair game.”
  • Second, She’s a Mommy. She’s got five kids, one a precocious pre-teen girla and another a special needs baby only 15 months old.  While she may have figured on some flack or static associated with being a politician, it’s a fair guess to say sheneve figured on the firestorm that started after being named John McCain’s VP candidate.  The sheer hatred and bile spewed towards her is staggering, let alone bewildering to her family and children.  And the amount of time this takes away from her family has to be very disheartening.
  • Third, she very likely has aspirations beyond the Governorship at this point.  A year ago the most she may have aspired to was perhaps running for Senator after her term expired as Governor. (One of Alaska’s two Senators, Lisa Murkowski, is the daughter of the man she defeated for the Governorshipand her father appointed her to the seat.  Talk about your nepotism and “insider politics”!!)  With her popularity still hovering around 56% in Alaska, she’s a sure thing to challenge Murkowski for the Seante in 2010 — and win.  (And Governor – then – Senator Palin sounds better than just Governor if you’re seeking the Presidency.)
  • Finally, she can finally start doing what she wants, rather than what she “needs to do.”   As Governor she had certain responsibilities that needed tending to.  She was also prey to a certain small-minded, vicious species of rodentia who felt the need to constantly harass her with meritless “Conflict of Interest Complaints”.  These have cost her personally upwards of $600,000 to defend against these nuisances, and as Governor they can file them to their heart’s content, and it doesn’t cost the harassers a thing.  As a private citizen this brings the nuisance lawsuits to an end, and she can sue them for libel and defamation as a private citizen, while freeing her of the duties and responsibilities of the Governor’s office.  She can start making more speeches (for thousands of dollars a speech) to help recoup the costs of these lawsuits, as well as to provide for her family.

And, personally, I can’t wait to see her file a few of these lawsuits.  Start with Maureen Dowd — please!

SarahPalin winkIn 1944 during Christmas, General Patton’s tank corps was slugging it out with the panzer divisions, trying to relieve the encircled 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne in the Battle of the Bulge.  Patton, being a non-linear thinker, did the impossible; he disengaged from a battle, slipped sideways over 100 miles, and punched through a weak spot to save the 101st — and did it in just a few hours.

To the Germans, it looked like Patton was running away and leaving the battle.  A few days later, after he had accomplished the impossible, Patton was a hero.

Have some faith.  If you’re a supporter of Governor Palin, Faith is the essential thing.

~~Johnny~~

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Sarah Palin appeared on the Today Show with Matt Lauer yesterday, and the Governor wasn’t in the mood for Matt’s crap.  She gave far better than the sad, overmatched Lauer gave her:

Heh.  Never bait the Mama Bear in her lair.  She’ll defend her cubs viciously.

If you liked that, Michelle Malkin’s been eatingthe same Wheaties as Sarah Palin has:

Tell us, great comic genius, how tacking on another four years to the target daughter makes it funny? We unenlightened dim bulbs who live outside of Manhattan’s boundaries don’t get the joke.

letterman sonWill you be able to explain it to your son?

Face it: David Letterman, late-night entertainer-turned-partisan hack/hitman has a deranged obsession with Sarah Palin and her family that has crossed into rank bigotry and hatred. If the CBS network cares about basic standards of decency on public airwaves and if it cares at all about bolstering its shrinking audience, the network honchos will get Letterman a therapist pronto.

Over the past year, Letterman has displayed his sexist, elitist stripes in jibe after jibe aimed at Palin. Taken cumulatively, Letterman’s mockery is about much more than expressing contempt for the popular GOP governor. It’s a handy device to deride a broad class of working-class and middle-class women he holds in contempt.

Ouch.  Somebody get that man a butt-dressing, because she just chewed his butt clean off. Gotta love it!

And more and more people are jumping into this furball on the Governor’s side.  The House Minority Leader in New York’s State Assembly is calling on CBS to fire Letterman:

New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, a Republican, is calling on the CEO of CBS to fire David Letterman for crude comments he made about Sarah Palin and her daughter.

In the letter to CBS chief Les Moonves, Kolb said he took Letterman to task for the “shockingly inappropriate” jokes. “As the proud father of a daughter, and as a husband, I wanted Mr. Moonves to hear from me directly about Mr. Letterman’s disparaging remarks,” Kolb said in a written statement.

“Firing Mr. Letterman would send a clear message that CBS will not tolerate any of its employees — even an established media figure like Mr. Letterman — making demeaning and degrading comments about women.”

And to add insult to injury, the oh-so-liberal National Organization for Women (NOW) hs finally decided to step up:

NEW YORK (AP) – The National Organization for Women has placed David Letterman in its “media hall of shame” for a joke about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s daughter.

The president of NOW, Kim Gandy, says, “Nobody should be making jokes about the sexual activities of teenagers.”

This is not a good thing. When the Libs start to turn on their fellow Libs, it gets ugly — fast. Something’s that almost as ugly — an FCC Complaint:

After the CBS late-night talk show host made some off-color jokes about the former vice presidential candidate’s daughter Monday night, Austinite Russell Korman, owner of Russell Korman’s Fine Jewelry & Watches, decided to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission.

“I really think it was intent to hurt a public figure by going through their children,” said Korman, who saw the jokes on Tuesday when they were rerun on cable news shows. “We didn’t do that, much, to the Bush kids and we didn’t do it much to Chelsea Clinton or Amy Carter, and we certainly shouldn’t do it to Sasha and Malia Obama. And we shouldn’t do it to a governor or senator or, really, anyone’s underage kids.”

He’s exactly right on that point, as  I wrote on this subject previously, HERE. How far the FCC will go with it I don’t know and seriously doubt it will go very far.  Still, it’s good for “panic value” with the CBS suits, if nothing else.

The heat is on, Dave.  Hot enough for ya?

~~ACP~~

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CNN covered a speech by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wednesday, and of course, they just had to throw some invective in the reportage; although Palin’s message still manages to come through the avalanche of snide self-superiority oozed by the reporter:

Palin: Government wants to ‘control the people’

palin.060409(CNN) – Alaska governor Sarah Palin let loose Wednesday on the Obama administration for enacting fiscal policies that “fly in the face of principles” and “defy Economics 101.”

In a speech introducing Michael Reagan — the son of former President Ronald Reagan — to an audience in Anchorage, Palin warned  “Since when can you get out of huge national debt by creating trillions of dollars of new debt?” Palin asked. “It all really is so backwards and skewed as to sound like absolute nonsense when some of this economic policy is explained.”

“We need to be aware of the creation of a fearful population, and fearful lawmakers, being led to believe that big government is the answer, to bail out the private sector, because then government gets to get in there and control it,” she said. “And mark my words, this is going to be next, I fear, bail out next debt-ridden states. Then government gets to get in there and control the people.”

“Some in Washington would approach our economic woes in ways that absolutely defy Economics 101, and they fly in the face of principles, providing opportunity for industrious Americans to succeed or to fail on their own accord,” she said. “Those principles it makes you wonder what the heck some in Washington are trying to accomplish here.”

Though the bulk of her remarks focused on government encroachment into the private sector, and praise for former President Reagan’s views on limited government, the former vice presidential candidate briefly touched on national security. She told the crowd that “the terrorists are still dead set against us” and that her son Track is still deployed in Iraq. “It is war over there, so it will not be war over here,” she said. “And it had better still be our mission that we win, they lose.”

She also pointed to the recent dismissal of another ethics complaint against her. Palin said of the people who have filed the complaints: “Those are the folks who want to tell me, they want to tell you, to sit down and shut up. We will not do that. I just can’t, because I love my state. I love my country.”

I would strongly encourage you to click the link and read the entire article, for a couple of reasons:

  • The article repeats the “they want to control people” thing twice — Twice, mind you — like CNNis flabbergasted over that quote.
  • The article also goes into excrutiating detail on the ethics complain that was just dismissed aginst the Governor for an entire paragraph before they — finally — got to the Governor’s quote.

And I think it’s fascinating that they went to great effort to try to tie the Governor to Ronald Reagan, which just goes to show how badly CNN doesn’t understand.  See, to liberals, tying someone to Reagan is a Baaaaaad thing.  Baaaaad, Very Baaaad.

To Conservatives, that’s the whole point.

Man, do I ever miss Bobbie Batista.

~~ACP~~

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Investor’s Business Daily has some revelations about the Alaskan Oil Fields:

sarah-palin-smilingBack in July, when IBD first interviewed the then-little-known governor, Palin emphasized developing Alaska’s Chukchi Sea resources. Under those icy waters, it was then believed, was enough oil and gas to supply America for a decade.

Today, Science magazine reports that the U.S. Geological Survey now finds it holds more than anyone thought — 1.6 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered gas, or 30% of the world’s supply and 83 billion barrels of undiscovered oil, 4% of the global conventional resources.

That’s enough U.S. energy to achieve self-sufficiency and never worry about it as a national security question again.

But, as IBD points out, Congress isn’t doing a damned thing about it, because we’re busy concocting fuzzy-logic ideas like painting our roofs white.

I mean, c’mon. Really now.

Drill, Baby, Drill.

~~ACP~~

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North Korea tested a nuclear device last night. It registered a 4.7 magnitude on the US Geological service monitors.

Magnitude 4.7
Date-Time
Location 41.306°N, 129.029°E
Depth 0 km (~0 mile) set by location program
Region NORTH KOREA
Distances 70 km (45 miles) NNW of Kimchaek, North Korea
95 km (60 miles) SW of Chongjin, North Korea
180 km (115 miles) SSW of Yanji, Jilin, China
375 km (235 miles) NE of PYONGYANG, North Korea
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 3.8 km (2.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 75, Nph= 75, Dmin=371.4 km, Rmss=0.57 sec, Gp= 72°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=A
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2009hbaf

It also fired three short range missiles, just to prove they can hit Guam with their Nuke if they want to. These were a type of missile never observed tested before; and a completely different type than usually seen.

Despite how flat-footed this test seemed to catch everyone else, Jamie Colby on Fox News pointed out that former UN Ambassador John Bolton predicted this test would happen five days ago.

And if you think it’s any coincidence it happened on our Memorial Day to honor our war dead, you’re naive, I’m afraid. I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that Kim jong-I; planned it this way as a deliberate thumb in the eye of the U.S., whom he desperately hates but also desperately craves attention from.

Russia hell!– I think Sarah Palin can see Pyongyang from her house in wasilla.

No coincidence. I’m positive.

grinning-obama-caricaturePresident Obama called the test “a grave concern for all nations.”

However, since we’re not going to DO anything about it,  . . . there’s nothing to do.  The Chinese won’t let us disturb their pet Venus Flytrap; and our president is completely lacking in any type of spinal column whatsoever.

Go on about your business.  Nothing to see here.

~~ACP~~

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You know, you would think people would learn from their mistakes.  I usually do, although there have  een some notable exception to that rule that still make my relatives shake their heads in disbelief.

(“And after the Police surrounded him, the lieutenant asked him if he’d called his mother!”)

But as you get older, those legendary mistakes get fewer and farher between, one would hope from the benefits of hindsight and hard-knock wisdom.  Usuallly more hard-knock wisdom than hindsight, but that’s just me.

Freagan-280x300or Republicans, not so much.

After watching Ronald Reagan lead them to their largest victories in years and revolutionizing the way the Republican Party does business, you would think they would at least attempt to emulate his example.  But stubbornly, they clung to the old way of doing business.  The “old boy” school of presidential nomination that gaye us Both Bob Dole and John McCain for President (and arguably, both Bushes.)

Do the real Republican mavericks get nominated, let alone elected to national office?  Hmmmmm, not so much.  For every revolutionary like a Ronald Reagan, a Newt Gingrich, or a Sarah Palin, there’s dozens of Lindsey Grahams expecting that it’s “their turn” to run for highest office, and let the real conservatives get out of their way.  How dare they presume to seek a Presidential nomination or Senatorship.

They haven’t paid their dues.  It’s not their turn.

That’s why it pains me so much to see the usually straight talking, straight shooting John Cornyn of Texas endorsing Charlie Crist, RINO governor of Florida, for Senate.

Fifteen months before the election. And even though there’s a real, conservative, Cubano businessman already declared for the seat.  Not a professional politician — no, no.  A businessman with real-world experience.

Worse yet, Crist is hardly a conservative:

You’ll never hear an encouraging word from Crist on any conservative social issue. He’s pro-abortion and thinks marriage-like legal arrangements between homosexuals are fine. He recently put a liberal Democrat on the Florida Supreme Court. In Crist’s speeches, conservatives will wait in vain to hear any of their principles promoted. What they hear are endless lullabies about “bipartisanship,” “diversity,” and other warm-sounding, non-sequiturs from the Democratic hymn book. These are just the most actionable of Crist’s sins against conservative principles.

DSCF1943John, what the hell has gotten into you? Or are you just revealing your true RINO stripes?  Don’t make me come over there, john – I’ve already been to Charlie Gonzalez’s office this week with a few hundred of my closest friends protesting. We could be there in a day — maybe two.

And this is Texas.  You know we’ll do it.

Shape up, Senator Cornyn.  The old way of Republican “business as usual” is over — just look at the California elections.  This is not a new wind blowing – it’s a damned sea change.

And maybe your perfect storm, if you’re not careful.

~~ACP~~

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The incredible Gateway Pundit has the story here:

Holly Robichaud at The Boston Herald reported, via Free Republic:

sarah-palin-smilingGov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, a strong pro-life advocate, weighed in on the issue with me by e-mail:

“My favorite grandpa, Clem James Sheeran, was Catholic. Irish to the core, his favorite place (other than church) was Notre Dame. I can’t imagine what he would think as the university recognizes someone who contradicts the core values of the Catholic faith by promoting an anti-life agenda. As we learned today, our nation is more pro-life than ever before; it is a very important time to strengthen the message that every baby is created for good purpose and has the potential to make this world a better place.”

While Palin understands this battle is about a fundamental value, Obama supporters trivialize it by suggesting it is about opening a dialogue with people of opposing views. Despite their belittling, this outrage is well deserved. By bestowing the degree on President Pro-Choice, a message is conveyed that he is a role model, someone deserving of recognition in the eyes of the university. Jenkins even said he is an inspiring leader.

YE Obama 2008No wonder they hate her so much.

Barack Obama is the most radical pro-abortion president in history.  He voted four times in favor of infanticide.

Why does Sarah Palin speak so easily about abortion, and Barack Obama stutters, dodges, and weaves on the subject?

Belief. To Obama, it’s an intellectual exercise. To Palin, it’s a baby boy named Trig.

Go Sarah Go!

~~ACP~~

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I’ve been following the #TCOT stream on The #TCOT Report (and if you’re not on Twitter or a member of #TCOT, why the heck not? Go HERE to start the process!) and I keep seeing stories about Republicans jockeying for position for the 2012 Elections.

Huckabee_and_RomneyAnd looking really stupid doing it.

Just today I saw stories on Mitt Romney criticizes Michael Steele over comments on his Mormonism, while Mike Huckabee criticized Steele last week on his pro-choice comments. Last week it was everybody piling on Sarah Palin and how “not ready” she will be in 2012.

Gentlemen, gentlemen; please!

sarah-palin-smilingYou want to know why Sarah Palin has such a strong following for such an inexperienced politician? You want to know why none of you are leading the pack in the polls? You want to know what you can do to improve your chances for 2012, let alone 2010?

Dick Morris has the answer HERE; “It’s the Conservatism, Stupid!”

This is a time for the party to stand firm on its principles until this nation again comes around to the GOP’s way of thinking. This process will be driven by the consequences of President Obama’s program.

All America will be watching the Obama fallout, and Republicans must be seen as a clear alternativea strong voice for reversal of the harm the president will have inflicted — if they are to benefit from this catastrophe.

This process — polarization, debate, synthesis and action — is how America has always moved ahead. We are not Japan; we use the debate to see the options. And we are not Italy or France; we come to conclusions and act upon them, eventually leaving the debate far behind.

But now is the time for clear alternatives and sharp disagreement. Only later can we hope to extract America from the leftist clutches into which it has fallen.

reagan-280x300Clear alternatives. Not fifty variations of the same crap that Obama et al. are peddling in Washington. This is what made Ronald Reagan great. When Jimmy Carter had shredded the economy and the 1980 primaries were trying to sort out who would oppose him, the Bushes, Doles, Kemps, and others all had their variations of the same. Only Reagan peddled pure, unadulterated Conservative Theory — which, as he said, “works every time it’s tried.”

And it did. “Trickle-Down” economics restored a badly savaged economy. Just the thought of a man who kept his word and talked tough got the Iranian Hostages released on Inauguration Day. Reagan’s uncompromising stance ended the Cold War – and brought down the Berlin Wall.

He meant what he said. And he kept his promises — which were rooted in Conservative thought.
We don’t need to b rallying behind personalities right now — that approach didn’t get us anywhere in the last election. When it’s about a personality, the party fractures into splinters.

When it’s about conservatism, the party rallies around the best candidate.

Which is how is should be, right?

~~ACP~~

(Cross-posted at Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)

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