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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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