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Obama Needs To Grow A “Big Stick”

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/09/12

During the moment of silence to remember 9/11, NBC decided to interview a Kardashian instead.

Muslim Brotherhood terrorists attacked the US Embassy in Egypt. And that embassy apologized to the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists for our First Amendment!

Muslim Brotherhood terrorists attacked the US Consulate in Libya, killing our ambassador.

MSNBC went out of its way to loudly declare its desire to have a Christian pastor charged with accessory to murder due to his non-violent exercising of his First Amendment rights, which MSNBC declared responsible for Muslim Brotherhood terrorists behaving like terrorists.

Of course, Obama has decided to get tough with … Israel! By refusing to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister.

While the media has very clearly coordinated their Left-wing agenda questioning of Romney over Egypt and Libya, Barack Obama refused to take any questions after reading a statement someone else prepared for him to read, as is very typical and very habitual of Obama.

Of course, two people spoke out very clearly in defense of the US and our Constitution.

As Erika Johnsen reports:


 

I think it’s an absolutely horrible thing, because what you have to understand — here we are on 9/11, remembering the attacks… and now we have had another attack on sovereign American soil, which is what a consulate and an embassy is. Our flag was torn down, it was burned, the radical Islamists’ flag was raised, and we have an American official that lost their life. And the first thing that comes out is that we’re going to apologize for something that a Christian, Coptic individual posted in a video on his Facebook site. So now, if we’re going to start eschewing our freedom of speech rights to apologize to people for these type of attacks, Greta, you’re only get even more of this. This is rewarding bad behavior, and I think you’re going to see this dovetail into other countries. … I think it’s a horrific response that we’re apologizing. We’re accepting the blame for this which means you’re going to feel more of this response. …

Spot-on. It is insane — insane – that we should feel the need to tiptoe around the tender feelings of violent, overzealous radical Islamists (or, as some in the MSM now seem to be oh-so-subtly calling them, “ultraconservative” Islamists — really, guys?). Freedom of religion and freedom of speech are human rights, and I don’t mean that like ‘universal healthcare’ is supposed to be a human right (which, by the way, it isn’t). They are undeniable, inalienable, universal rights — absolutely no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it — and for representatives of the United States to get all sheepish and showcase their willingness to be bullied on that point makes me extremely nervous, to say the least.

Here’s what that Great American Sarah Palin had to say:

Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs. In Cairo, they scaled the walls of our embassy, destroyed our flag, and replaced it with a black Islamic banner. In Benghazi, the armed gunmen set fire to our consulate and killed an American staff member. The Islamic radicals claim that these attacks are in protest to some film criticizing Islam. In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was so outrageous many of us thought it must be a satire. The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (Funny, the current administration has no problem hurting the “religious feelings” of Catholics.)

But where is the president’s statement about this? These countries represent his much touted “Arab Spring.” How’s that Arab Spring working out for us now? Have we received an apology yet from our “friends” in the Muslim Brotherhood for the assault on our embassy?

It’s about time our president stood up for America and condemned these Islamic extremists. I realize there must be a lot on his mind these days – what with our economy’s abysmal jobless numbers and Moody’s new warning about yet another downgrade to our nation’s credit rating due to the current administration’s failure to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan. And, of course, he has a busy schedule – with all those rounds of golf, softball interviews with the “Pimp with the Limp,” and fundraising dinners with his corporate cronies. But our nation’s security should be of utmost importance to our Commander-in-chief. America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.

– Sarah Palin

Is there any question, any question at all, why I endorsed a Palin/West Presidential ticket last year?

The Obama administration is absolutely an international disgrace to our nation. NBC is disgraceful. The mainstream media with its Left-Wing agenda — not bias but agenda — is a disgrace to our nation. MSNBC, with its anti-Constitutional, Socialist agenda, is an absolute disgrace to America, to journalism, to anything representing honorable values.

And if anyone holds any value whatsoever for the opinions or “journalism” coming out of MSNBC, that person is both a fool and an idiot, and cannot be considered to be a valuable contributing member to society.

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#TXSEN The Big Guns Come Out

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/07/26

DON’T DO THE DEW

VOTE TED CRUZ

Too sexually charged? Alright, try this one.

SLAY THE DC GORMAGON

WITH A CRUZ MISSILE

Too revolutionary? How about this, then?

CRUZIFY DEWHURST

Too violent? Okay, I give up.

Truth Before Dishonor endorsed Ted Cruz over all other candidates for US Senate (Texas) very early on, earlier than did Sarah Palin or most other notables. But Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, Mark Levin all came out with early endorsements for Ted Cruz, while David Dewhurst, scuzzball that he is, tried to paint Ted Cruz as a commie-pinko-loving DC corruptocrat. Dewhurst used all manner of lies and misinformation to try to destroy Ted Cruz (the Chicago way) in a disgusting outburst of raw sewage.

David Dewhurst has tried to convince Texans that Ted Cruz is in bed with Communist China, a tool of the Chi-Coms. Ted Cruz. The son of a man who fled Cuba to get away from the Communist enslavement. Ted Cruz, who learned from his father that if the US fell, there would be no place on Earth to flee to. A ComSimp.


 

(You can read the entire transcript of Robert Stacy McCain’s exclusive interview from October 2011 I provided at the above link to The Other McCain.)

David Dewhurst has accused Ted Cruz of wrongfully siding with a Chinese Government owned company over an American company, destroying American jobs, and taking Chi-Com money to do it. It is disgustingly dishonest and intentionally deceptive, in order to try to convince the uninformed of a lie. That “American” company? The American who owns it pulled all of the manufacturing out of the US 20 years ago, moving it to Communist China! If any jobs were lost, those jobs would have been held by Chinese subjects of Communist tyranny, and not US citizens.

David Dewhurst claimed that Ted Cruz is bought and paid for — thus beholden to — DC insiders. Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, Mark Levin. Washington insiders? Can David Dewhurst tell the truth at all about Ted Cruz? Who in their right minds would think Sarahcuda or The Great One would give their full support and their Star Power to a DC corruptocrat insider? Anyone? Anyone?

Why can’t David Dewhurst run on his record? Perhaps because his record stinks so bad that David Dewhurst is busily changing and scrubbing it. Dewhurst loudly and proudly advocated for full amnesty to all illegal aliens in Texas. And then, in a move many have proclaimed could be in violation of Texas Law, tried to have it stricken from the Official Record. Dewhurst pushed for a wage tax (that would be an income tax) for the income tax-free state of Texas, and has since tried to memory-hole that action. When a Sanctuary City bill (a bill that would eliminate all sanctuary cities in Texas — where illegals can run to and not fear deportation) was in the Texas Legislature, it was Dewhurst in his job as Lieutenant Governor who killed it, despite the overwhelming support for it. David Dewhurst’s record is abysmal for someone claiming to be the Conservative choice. That’s why the scuzzball cannot run on his record.

And David Dewhurst has gotten even more Dishonorable as the run-off election nears, and Dewhurst’s desperation begins to show full force. Many “in the know” have said that the race that was once supposed to be a coronation of the Republican Lieutenant Governor (who nearly got 50 percent of the vote in the Primary, which would have prevented a run-off) is now Ted Cruz’s to lose. So what does David Dewhurst do? He runs out and creates a totally dishonest sock puppet. From Twitchy.com on July 7:

While Cruz maintains an active Twitter presence, Dewhurst’s personal Twitter account has been silent for more than a week and his official campaign account has tweeted just four times in the last eight days. Maybe that’s because Team Dewhurst is more focused on duping voters through misleading social media practices.

Blogger Kemberlee Kaye discovered that “TXSen Fact Checker,” a supposedly objective Twitter account “dedicated to fact-checking the claims in the race for U.S. Senate in Texas,” is actually a Dewhurst for Texas project.

All links go to a tumblr account with a matching name, txsenfactcheck.com which has a similar description as the twitter, “a microsite dedicated to fact-checking the claims in the race for U.S. Senate in Texas, launched to separate fact from fiction in the constant information flow concerning the July 31st run-off.” Once again, no mention of candidate affiliation, that is until you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page where, “Paid for by Dewhurst for Texas” appears in tiny print.

The Twitter bio for @TXSenFactCheck does not disclose the account’s affiliation with the Dewhurst campaign.

So are we clear on this yet? David Dewhurst is Dishonoring himself with his wholly dishonest attacks and his sockpuppetry in order to try to destroy Ted Cruz’s good name.

And the BIG GUNS have come out. In a very big way. Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint are going to a Ted Cruz rally in Houston on Friday. Glenn Beck will be at a Ted Cruz rally in Dallas on Thursday. Rick Santorum will be pounding the Texas pavement with Ted Cruz this weekend. Rand Paul is coming down to Texas to stump for Ted Cruz. Tea Party Express is all-in for Ted Cruz.

When you have powerhouse names in the Constitutional Conservative movement going all-in in support of Ted Cruz, how is a dishonest schemer such as David Dewhurst supposed to paint Cruz as a RINO ComSimp DC insider and it actually, you know, stick? Only with the uneducated will Dewhurst’s dishonest attacks work.

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Sarah Palin Skewers Democrat Media Complex, Praises New Media

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/06/17

We are the Army of Davids fighting the Democrat Party’s Mainstream Media. And Sarah Palin considers herself one of us, not our leader. That’s a good thing, because we don’t like us no leader people. We’re not Democrat lemmings.

I got this video through Hot Air, who got it through Right Scoop.


 

Sarah mentioned SWATting, directly talking about certain people who are doing everything they can — even outside the law — to silence the Army of Davids who are vigorously speaking the Truth. And if you pay any attention at all to Conservative blogs (and a small handful of Liberal blogs (Presperocity/Seth Allen. Never forget that Socialist is also a target by someone who shall not be named *cough*BrettKimberlin*cough* who has no use for the rule of law)), you know what I’m talking about.

I intend to write more regarding the video later if I don’t get too lazy. I’m nearing the end of a busy work schedule.

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Irrelevant Sarah Palin Endorses Third Place Candidate

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/16

And third place candidate wins.

To the chagrin of the Ruling Class Republicans.

Deb Fischer was in third place, 16 points behind the front-runner establishment-picked candidate. Jim DeMint endorsed the other non-establishment Conservative candidate, who was in second place and finished a dismal third place. Sarah Palin endorsed Deb Fischer, who went from 16 points down to winning by 5 points. Not bad for an irrelevant person’s endorsement, eh?

Oh, and immediately after Deb Fischer won the Primary over the Establishment Candidate, Jim DeMint endorsed her. No dilly dallying around. No sour grapes. No nothing. He was happy to endorse Deb Fischer with his Conservative endorsement.

What does a Sarah Palin endorsement mean? If you read the comment section at the above link, you will find out exactly what it means. Cornhuskers who were considering voting for someone other than Fischer heard of Palin’s endorsement. That meant they needed to do research. It did not mean they had to mindlessly vote for “Palin’s Pick”. And, upon doing their research, they found Deb Fischer to be just what the doctor ordered.

Make no mistake, the Republican Primary in the Cornhusker State was the NCAA Finals. The General Election is just a formality as the Democrat stands no chance to win in the strongly Conservative state of Nebraska, especially after the Cornhusker Kickback destroyed the current Democrat Senator so much so that he had to “retire” and get a carpet-bagging replacement for himself on the Democrat ticket. Immediately after Deb Fischer won the Republican Primary, she was declared by PPP (a Democrat polling outfit) to be a 10 point favorite over Kerrey, a 12-year New York State resident who moved to Nebraska specifically to run as the Democrat replacement for the Cornhusker Kickback bribe-taker (who cannot even go to a pizzaria without getting booed out of the place).

You know who this helps? Ted Cruz of Texas. Yes, the irrelevant Sarah Palin, whose endorsements cause people to research and then vote for her endorsements, has endorsed Ted Cruz over some cat named Lt Gov Dewhurst. And Dewhurst’s dishonest smears of Ted Cruz are all over Conservative radio in Texas. I know. I live in Texas and I listen to Conservative talk radio on my way to and from work.

Rick Perry has endorsed David Dewhurst. Sarah Palin has endorsed Ted Cruz. Rick Perry was in danger of losing his Republican Primary bid for Governor to squishy Kay Bailey Hutchison until Sarah Palin rode in on her white horse and endorsed Rick Perry. Now, their competing endorsements will tell a tale. Having endorsed Ted Cruz long before Sarah Palin did, I welcome Sarahcuda’s endorsement of my candidate of choice. And I expect Mama Grizzly will have more pull in the great state of Texas than Texas’ own Republican Governor Perry.

So much for the “Sarah Palin is irrelevant” meme. But it’s also more proof that the Conservative use of “social media” is shaking things up in national politics, and especially harming the Ruling Class elitist Republicans.

Attention SC Senator Grahamnesty:

Be afraid. Be very afraid. We’re coming for YOU! Your stupid claim that the TEA Party was short-lived and irrelevant will come back and bite you in the arse, come 2014. You will be Primaried out of office (unless you “retire” first).

UPDATE: Robert Stacy McCain weighs in with an epic smack-down of some stupid dumb-arse.

The first sentence of this story about the GOP Senate primary by Josh Lederman in the Hill absurdly portrays state Sen. Deb Fischer’s victory over Nebraska State Attorney General Jon Bruning as “dealing a blow to both the Republican establishment and the Tea Party.”

This is stupid. If the Republican establishment loses to a candidate backed by both Sarah Palin and Herman Cain, of course the Tea Party wins. What else could explain it?

And Sarah Palin congratulates Deb Fischer on her victory.

Congratulations to Deb Fischer

by Sarah Palin on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 9:35pm ·

As recently as a week ago, Deb Fischer was dismissed by the establishment. Why? Because she is not part of the good old boys’ permanent political class. The message from the people of Nebraska is simple and powerful: America is looking for real change in Washington, and commonsense conservatives like Deb Fischer represent that change. I applaud Moms like Deb Fischer who are bold enough to step up and run on a conservative platform to restore America and protect our children’s future. Congratulations to the people of Nebraska. As the Huskers’ fight song goes: “The eyes of the land, upon every hand, are looking at you. Fight on for victory!”

– Sarah Palin

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Conservatives, Social Media, And Returning The GOP To Its Base

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/14

Legal Insurrection has a recent article mainly concerning how the grass-roots Conservative re-awakening is beginning to show dominance on Twitter to reformulate the Republican Party back to its former ideals, to the dismay of Democrats and Ruling Class inside-the-beltway Republicans alike. (Hello, Dick Lugar.)

After watching the Democrats’ sheer dominance over social media forums during the 2008 Presidential election, it is doubtful that anyone could have predicted the conservative base would supplant them so quickly.

But beginning with the midterm elections of 2010, conservatives have been on a path to claim outright dominance over the medium altogether in a way comparable to that of the Talk Radio industry. This effort is taking its toll not just on the Democrats, but also on entrenched Republicans who, in the eyes of the GOP base, have lost their way.

Conservatives have long been upset with the direction their party was headed. One need look no further than the last 5 Presidential candidates the party has put forward, each one more typical and predictable than the last. It tends to share more in common with a Royal line of succession, than a series of democratically elected candidates.

Social Media was used very effectively by Liberals during the 2008 election cycle. Social Media was instrumental in bringing down the Egyptian government, and very useful in helping to bring down the Libyan government. Social Media bypasses the Ruling Class filtration systems. And the grass-roots Conservative movement has begun working very hard, using Social Media to clean up the Republican Party from the inside out.

It’s not just Twitter. It’s FaceBook. It’s micro-blogs like Truth Before Dishonor, with its couple thousand views a month (17 percent of which are represented by over 150 countries outside the US). And it’s bringing down Ruling Class Republicans and replacing them with actual Conservatives. And it’s doing it on shoe-string budgets, or with no money at all, all the while the Ruling Class Republicans are grossly outspending (many times still losing to) their underfunded grass-roots-supported Conservative opponents.

Dick Lugar, whose 1976 entry into the US Senate finally expires in January, heavily outspent Richard Mourdock but lost to the grass-roots Conservative, mostly due to Social Media involvement. Mia Love, a virtual unknown, is now the GOP nominee for Utah’s 4th District. Texas Lt Governor David Dewhurst is heavily outspending Ted Cruz for the Senate seat held by the rather statist Kay Bailey Hutchison, but could not get over the hump. Now that Sarah Palin has endorsed Cruz, and did it through Social Media, it looks like Dewhurst may have spent his Establishment money in vain. Allen West got major support from Social Media. Charlie Crist’s campaign for Senate out of Florida got incinerated by the grass-roots Conservatives using Social Media.

Times, they are a-chagin’, and there’s not thing one the Ruling Class can do about it. As the dead tree media continues to crumble and the Voters continue to spread the real news (not what the MSM puts out), the GOP is being refashioned into what it was meant to be and once was 100 years ago. And so long as we keep plugging away, we will get the job done and save our Nation.

I leave you with two quotes, one a fact and the other an exhortation.

“All that is needed for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing.”
“If not you, then who?”

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Last Frontier Women Don’t Tolerate #Misogynists

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/03/24

Full text of Sarah Palin’s FaceBook Post (and if you don’t follow her FaceBook posts, Whatsamattah U?):

by Sarah Palin on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:03am ·

Two fellow Alaskan women, Kirsten Powers and Penny Lee, penned a letter to the New York Times calling out misogynist attacks on women in public life.

They included this interesting aside: “Coincidentally we both hail from Alaska — where women are treated as equals — so perhaps our threshold for this kind of behavior is less than here in the Lower 48.”

As an Alaskan woman, I completely agree. Women up here do not tolerate the sexist stereotyping and behavior.

Up here, I’m constantly around commercial fishermen who curse like sailors, oil field workers with hardcore blue collar work ethics, tattooed-up soldiers serving on our military bases, long-haul truck drivers, motorheads, hunters and sport fishermen; and yet I don’t know anyone who talks about women the way these misogynists on TV do with their degrading comments, which includes comments mocking those with special needs.

I grew up hunting, fishing, playing sports, plowing snow, and chopping wood just like the guys. My parents raised my sisters and me to never consider gender an unequal element in anything. (In fact, today is my Dad’s birthday, and I want to give him a shout out because as a science teacher and track coach, he treated all of his students and athletes equally with respect and encouragement.) My daughters have participated on football, hockey, and wrestling teams just like the guys. We even dress like the guys at times (or they, like us) in warm camo hoodies and Carharts. It’s accepted up here because the environment is rugged and real, and our Alaskan elements are a great equalizer.

Women and men are equals in every way in the Last Frontier, and real men are not threatened by strong women. Real men don’t insult women with gross sexist comments meant to demean and objectify them.

These misogynists wouldn’t know how real men behave. I cannot imagine them working on my commercial fishing skiff in Bristol Bay, or driving our trucks to haul gear out to a remote cabin, or fueling up the float plane, or even having a tinge of grease under their fingernails which symbolizes the hard work needed to fuel the nation’s economy. And yet these are all things average Alaskan women do everyday. If these misogynists said one of their disgusting comments up here in person to an “Alaskan chick,” they would have to replace their veneered teeth.

I personally do not seek an apology from these narrow-minded men. With a full family and productive “to-do” list everyday, I just don’t have time for them. But I do feel sorry for them and for their obvious need to compensate for something that’s missing in their own lives, which compels them to belittle others in order to feel big. And I feel sorry for our culture for having to listen to them. America deserves better. I applaud Kirsten and Penny for taking a stand when too many feminists don’t speak up when the attacks are directed at their conservative sisters. And unfortunately too many men, like our president, will only defend certain women, not all women.

– Sarah Palin

(Sarah’s title altered a mite for Twitter purposes.)

I cannot really add any more to that, but to say when you have the Liberal Kirsten Powers and the TEA Party grass-roots Conservative Sarah Palin blasting you, you’re in deep doo-doo. And to add lumber to the funeral pyre, I already linked Bristol Palin’s article blasting the outright misogynist and million-dollar Obama donor Bill Maher.

Kirsten Powers, a Liberal woman, is blasting the misogynistic Liberals for their misogyny (that’s just one of multiple occasions where Powers blasted Liberals), and naming names, but not taking prisoners. Sarah Palin, more highly favored among Republicans than any Republican candidate for President, is blasting the misogynistic Liberals for their misogyny. Bristol Palin, who like her mother was and is a victim of some of the most offensive misogynistic attacks from Liberals, is blasting the misogynistic Liberals for their misogyny.

If Obama were smart (fat chance), he’d demand his Super PAC (you know, that place that allows million-dollar donations, like what Obama basically claimed was evil until he realized he needed them to get re-elected) return that million dollars it received from a radical Leftist misogynist who delved into the worst kind of misogyny to date. But since Obama ain’t all that brilliant, if he does demand that money be returned, it’ll be multiple months late and multiple dollars short (interest accrual, anyone?).

No, the absolute worst misogynists are members of the Democrat Party, hands down. (Or hand’s down, so they can understand what I said.) And that is further proof that the Democrat leadership and the outspoken Liberals are (nearly) all hypocrites. Those like Kirsten Powers (who may yet be turned to the good side and become a dreaded neo-con (do look up the term, Leftists and Paulbots, before you make udder fools of yourselves), aphrael, Jeff, and a great many 2008 Liberals who have become neo-con since are likely all having their eyes opened by the vile spewings of the Liberal leadership. Ad if Obama wants to win later this year, he needs to spew them out of his mouth.

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The Only Standards Liberals Have

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/03/09

Are Double Standards.

From ShePACTV: (And don’t watch this video at work.)

No, the stupid Liberals never went batsh!t over any of the constant vulgar attacks against Conservative women. But one Conservative calls a slut a slut on national radio and the stupid Liberals completely lose all sense of self-control! “How dare that Conservative talk in such a way toward a Leftist woman after we have been saying far worse for years against Conservative women!!! That Conservative should be thrown off the air!!

Hey, did you happen to hear Louis CK the other night? Wasn’t he just hilarious the way he talked about those Conservative tw^ts? I about dropped my beer on my girlfriend’s head I was laughing so hard!”

There is an oft-repeated truism, which I already mentioned above: If it weren’t for double standards, Liberals wouldn’t have any standards at all.

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Sarah Palin Reloading, Not Retreating

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/10

Sarah Palin gave a 50-minute speech followed by a 15-minute question and answer session in St Louis, MO on October 7, 2011. For those who don’t understand, that came after she declared she was not running for President. And Sarah Palin didn’t hold back. She attacked the Obama Chicago Politics Machine. She attacked the Political Class on both sides of the aisle. She attacked Big Government Ruling Class Establishment Republicans. She attacked Democrats. She attacked crony capitalism. She continued to push for the Founders and Framers’ vision of the US as the Land of the Free instead of the home of the subservient. She set forth an agenda for going forward by remembering the past as it truly was. And she did it all in her trademark optimistic Sarah Palin style. Watch it for yourself.

Sarah Palin has not given up the stage. She is definitely going to keep up the fight, and as a result, the candidates for office — Presidential and below — will have to respond to the TEA Party and Palin campaigns to take the US back to its roots of Freedom and Liberty. So yes, this campaign season will indeed be far different than campaign seasons of the past. It will not be SOP out on the stump. Times, they have changed.

UPDATE
Linked by Texans For Sarah Palin

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Erick Erickson Is A First-Rate A**

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/06

First there was Erick Erickson’s MILF joke and his subsequent banning of people on Red State who were offended at his highly offensive remarks, and his refusal to apologize for his highly offensive remarks. Then there was Erick Erickson’s highly offensive innuendos regarding another woman, Jamie Radtke, and Erickson’s ties to her well-connected Republican Primary opponent. And of course we have Red State impugning the intellect and integrity of anyone who criticized Rick Perry.

After Sarah Palin decided that she would not be running for President this time around, Erick Erickson provided this childish response:

And now he has the audacity to ask if we can all be friends. C-c-can’t we get along? C-c-can’t we all just get along? Actually no, Erick, bless your heart. You have one heck of a lot of growing up to do before you can sit at the grown-ups table.

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Sarah Palin Not Running

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/05

Sarah Palin has decided not to run for President this time around. I endorsed her for President a long time ago. The endorsement is in my sidebar and will remain there for the foreseeable future, although I will not in any way agitate to draft her or to try to rally to get her to run Third Party (which would be an unmitigated disaster).

Her statement from her FaceBook page:

Statement on 2012 Decision

by Sarah Palin on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 7:48pm

October 5, 2011

Wasilla, Alaska

After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.

My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office – from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.

From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back – and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it.

I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs.

Those will be our priorities so Americans can be confident that a smaller, smarter government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people can better serve this most exceptional nation.

In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House.

Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this country!

God bless America.

– Sarah Palin

I first found the news on Common Sense Political Thought. Allahpundit at Hot Air has reported on the announcement. He added a lot of nonsense but had some good thoughts as well.

Maybe she’ll focus now on challenging Begich for Senate in Alaska in 2014, which would be a huge first step back towards national viability down the road. She’s 47 years old, fully 25 years younger than McCain was when he was nominated three years ago. No rush.

Update: Perry issues a brief statement: “Sarah Palin is a good friend, a great American and a true patriot. I respect her decision and know she will continue to be a strong voice for conservative values and needed change in Washington.”

Update: My guess is that Cain benefits the most from her absence. Like her, he’s a Beltway outsider, and like her, he seems like a real person, not a talking-points machine like the Romneybot or a back-slapping gladhander like Perry. Authenticity has always been key to Palin’s appeal among her supporters and that’s Cain all over. Besides, where else could her supporters go realistically? Romney’s too centrist and Bachmann’s a lost cause. And Perry’s been knocked by Palin (sometimes by name, sometimes not) for both his crony-capitalist tendencies and his Gardasil initiative, so unless she ends up endorsing him, there’s every reason for her fans to think he’s a nonstarter.

I had the same thoughts about Senator Begich and 2014 when I read the news on CSPT. If she were to replace that Alaska Democrat, her term would be up around the same time the 2-term Republican President finished and she would still be plenty young enough in her mid 50s to take the Presidency then.

Smitty reports Bob Belvedere as saying:

Needless to say, I’m very disappointed…and very worried because none of the other announced candidates fully understands what bad shape we are in.

and adds an answer to that concern. “Well, maybe, but then the task falls to the Tea Parties to inform them.”

Allahpundit has the major problems with Romney and Perry pretty square. And Bachmann, my second choice? Is she a lost cause as Allahpundit, himself far too squishy, suggests? With her gaffes and the rumors of her campaign team travails, she may well be. I have called Perry my third choice of three on previous occasions, stating there is nobody else, but I may have to take a good long look at Cain — who is lacking in foreign policy — because Perry was my “third of three” for a reason. I just don’t like Big Government types. I also deplore being called heartless by a man who is standing firmly to the Left of 80 percent of the public.

So, with the best of the best out, I’ll have to look for the best-looking wallflower and ride that horse to town.

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Florida Establishment Republicans Declare War

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/02

… on TEA Party Conservatives. The Establishment Ruling Class Republicans, nationally and in Florida, do not want We the People to have our input. They are afraid of us and what we’ll do once we take over. To that end, the Florida Ruling Class Republicans have pushed their Primary up to January 31. They are cutting off their noses to spite their face, attempting to kill the giant that awoke in 2009. As I have noted many times before, 70 percent of the Republican base and a majority of independents consider the Republican leadership to be to the Left of and out of touch with the Republican base. As I have also noted, I am a Conservative; I am only a Republican because there isn’t currently a viable Conservative party. And I’m working with grass-roots Conservatives nationwide to change that, to the chagrin of the Republican Elites.

RS McCain, who doesn’t hold back in the least, had this to say:

You may have noticed that the sudden announcement of Florida’s Jan. 31 date swiftly followed Cain’s upset win in the Florida straw poll — a result that had caused some people to urge New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to get in. But there won’t be time now for Christie to organize a campaign in time to compete in Iowa or New Hamphire.

Bonus for the old-boy Establishment? By making this move, the Florida GOP makes it all but certain that Sarah Palin can’t run in 2012.

What would really shake things up — and it would be just like her — is if Palin decided to pay back the Establishment by messing up their little insider game and endorsing Herman Cain. [bold mine, italics his]

Don’t be so certain, Florida Ruling Class Republicans, that you have beaten Sarah Palin with your fool’s gambit. But that is exactly what you’re trying to do: prevent a grass-roots Conservative like Sarah Palin from running and prevent a grass-roots Conservative like Herman Cain from winning since he’s already running. Because you want the game of “war” to be about which Ruling Class Establishment Republican gets to try to rule over We the People. But hear this: We the People are fighting mad. As RS McCain said, “Once Tea Party activists figure out what the Florida GOP bosses are up to, I guarantee you there will be hell to pay.” You betcha, bless your hearts.

The Underground Conservative piles on.

In other words, what we predicted yesterday here will happen: a front-loaded presidential primary system guaranteed to pick an establishment GOP candidate. Mitt Romney = John McCain 2.0.

RSM notes:

Let’s just hope Reince Priebus can stop these crazy Florida bastards from ruining Christmas.

Reince, the ball is in your court.

That’s the end result: the Cocktail Party GOP showing the Tea Party who’s boss. Same old RINO crap sandwich. No Herman Cain. No Sarah Palin. No real conservative.

Again, that’s the end result the National and Florida Establishment Ruling Class Republicans want. There’s a good chance they will fail at what they want. And I hope they do fail, for the good of the country and for the good of the Republican Party.

The Ruling Class Republicans still don’t understand they are the reason the Republicans were whomped in 2006 and 2008. They still don’t understand Republicans won a huge victory in 2010 despite the machinations of the Coctail Party Republicans. The Democrats fear the TEA Party movement and with just reason: they are losing the ability to rule the peons with an iron fist. The Ruling Class Republicans, who are completely out of touch with We the People, neither understand us nor want us involved in deciding who rules over us. And they fear us as much as, or moreso than, the Democrats do. Because We the People do not want rulers. We the People are coming for them. And We the People are intent on taking our nation back from the Ruling Class. Because it was ours to begin with.

Don’t forget, the Establishment Republicans — nationally and in Florida — tried to foist a Senator Crist on us but when We the People made it clear Marco Rubio was the man, Charlie “Orange Man” Crist jumped to Independent and took his Republican money with him. In Florida, as with many other parts of the nation, the Establishment Republicans refused to coalesce behind the Republican candidate the people wanted and worked hard to defeat the choice of We the People — even after the Primary where We the People made our choice clear. The “you cannot win without us” crowd decided they would rather lose than support the candidate of the People’s choice.

So, Florida and Ruling Class Republicans everywhere, “It’s on like Donkey Kong.”

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Critical Sarah Palin News

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/28

Critical Sarah Palin news! Highly important news about Sarah Palin! The paper of record, the New York Times has an announcement of major proportion concerning Sarah Palin!

Since I value the New York Times just a little less than my most recent bowel movement, I picked up this critical, earth-shattering news from Hot Air. What is the earth-shattering news that is so huge that the New York Times would write about it? What is so amazingly spectacular about Sarah Palin that it requires a New York Times piece?

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Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/25

Morgan Freeman hardest hit (along with Common Sense Political Thought’s radical Leftist commenter Perry Hood).

How dare those raaaaacist TEA Partiers vote for a black man to replace the half white, less-than-half black Socialist in the Oval Office? Don’t those raaaaacist TEA Partiers know the black man they voted for is blacker than the Socialist in the Oval Office?

Conservative businessman and economist Herman Cain won the Florida Straw Poll going away, gaining more votes than the next two combined. The biggest losers in this straw poll were Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann. Rick Santorum cracked the 10 percent barrier.

Cain garnered 37.1 percent of the votes while front-running Perry, who lobbied very hard for the vote, managed a mere 15.4 percent and Romney, who didn’t campaign all that hard for the straw poll, garnered 14.7 percent of the voting. Bachmann, her star having fallen prior, finished last in the voting at 1.5 percent while Jon Huntsman, the squish alternative to the squish Romney whom Liberals are trying to foist on Republicans (when those selfsame Liberals know full-well they’ll be voting for the Democrat regardless), managed a meager 2.3 percent.

Doug Powers observes:

A personal observation about Herman Cain from my corner of the world: In talking with, or just overhearing, various friends, family, professional acquaintances, people at the next table at the restaurant, etc., I’ve noticed that lately Cain is getting a little more air under his wings in a “I kind of like that Cain guy” sort of way. We’ll see what kind of a lift this gives him, but his name recognition is certainly on the rise, and today’s straw poll results might give him added momentum.

RS McCain, not to be confused with his distant cousin, the left-of-center John McCain, is downright giddy.

Yes, we have “entered a new phase,” the phase where talking heads on the Sunday morning shows will be discussing the first draft of Rick Perry’s political obituary. Didn’t I try to warn everybody about the “Phantom Menace”?

Don’t doubt my Jedi senses on this one, folks. I’m getting spooky vibes. . . .

Yeah, I know political journalists aren’t supposed to believe in “omens.” Still, there’s something vaguely . . . hinky about the way Perry’s stealth campaign has been operating here in Iowa.

Call me crazy. Attribute my forebodings of doom to irrational prejudice. Say what you will, and I don’t care, but I felt a need to put on the record my instinctive sense that there’s something fundamentally wrong about the Perry campaign.

That was on Aug. 9, four days before Perry officially announced.

Now here we are, six weeks later, and the Perry bandwagon is inarguably in the ditch — thanks to Perry’s own “tin ear” blundering and the triumph of my man Herman Cain:

The Georgia businessman won more votes than the Republican primary’s frontrunners — Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — combined.

Where is my vindication? Where are those who scoffed at my prophetic foresight?

Allahpundit reports on some possibly hinky Romney staff activities:

Not only did Cain pull it off, it wasn’t close. The numbers: Cain 37%, Perry 15%, Romney 14%. A total embarrassment for Perry, and it actually could have been worse. Here’s what Florida state representative Matt Gaetz tweeted before the vote:

Romney campaign is having their #Presidency5 delegates vote for Cain to skew results. #dirtytricks

If that’s true, and no one knows if it is, then Romney’s supporters might have pushed Mitt to second and Perry all the way down to third simply by sticking with their guy.

Allahpundit goes on to report how badly Perry wanted to win the straw poll and then how terribly Perry spun the resounding straw poll defeat. It’s real a piece of work.

As I reported in a previous article, Rick Perry’s downfall was widely viewed as his adamant stand to the Left of a very clear majority of the voting public regarding immigration-related issues. His problems with his unilateral Big Government crony capitalism “pay to play” Gardasil Executive Order and his subsequent “erroneous” memory also came into play. He became a detriment to himself and a live grenade for the Conservative/TEA Party base, so they pitched that hot potato and selected someone else.

Now here’s where RS McCain and I disagree. (And Mr McCain, feel free to beat me up on your site. I could use the hits you would deliver me. (Or is that too much violent rhetoric for the Leftist weenies to handle?)) But first a bit more agreement. RS McCain offers some advice — in a very impolitic fashion — for the false Conservative Bill Kristol: Quit offering up Chris Christie. Absolutely. Perry lost the straw poll because he was too Liberal, too Big Government, too crony capitalist. Christie, the New Jersey Rocket Man, is more Liberal than Perry.

The Conservatives that are flying away from Perry will not be flying to someone even more Liberal than Perry. They want a Conservative. While Christie is a very unique political creature in that he is a Moderate with a backbone, and he went viral multiple times showing his spine, he’s still an unacceptable Moderate outside Liberal Land. He’s great for New Jersey, not so great for the US.

The reason I believe people selected Cain (other than that hinky Romney campaign stuff) is because Cain is a businessman and a Conservative who won’t go in for the lobbyist “pay to play” schemes but will get the Business of America (is business) back on track. Well, that’s not the whole reason. (Mr McCain, here it comes.) Cain is a place-holder, but not a place-holder place-holder. Cain is currently “the best of the rest” among available Conservatives and, yes, getting more looks. Rick Santorum is not getting any traction, although he benefited from the twin-failings of the two previous Conservative Rock Stars in Michele “gaffe-tastic” Bachmann and Rick “Conservative tips, Liberal roots” Perry. And Newt “Scozzafava, Pelosi” Gingrich isn’t going anywhere. Ron “crazy man” Paul? Whatevs.

But Cain doesn’t have the foreign policy/relations chops and he won’t have those chops in time to be sworn in. I definitely like Cain but I see him more taking over as Department of Labor Secretary where the name can be changed to Department of Business and he can get to work repurposing the department to allow for a much better environment for business and economic growth within the US.

It is highly unlikely Cain will win the nomination. But Perry and Bachmann left the door wide open for the Thrilla from Wasilla to step in and take the mantel. And just to be crystal clear (since there was that little edginess in those body blows to Bill Kristol), my endorsement in my sidebar has been present for quite some time now. Just wanted to help you out, Mr McCain, in your effort to give me a beat-down.

But here, let me conduct an informal poll. Those who believe I’m onto something regarding Cain can vote by “hitting my tip jar” for 5 dollars, while those who believe Mr McCain is right regarding Cain can vote by “hitting my tip jar” for 10 dollars. That way, I can better judge the opinions of the readers. (Or you can be cheap and just write a comment, taking note of my “about” page and my “comment policy” page.)

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The Palin Paradox

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/22

Consider if you will the premise that Sarah Palin knows she’s running for President but is just biding her time, waiting for the right moment to announce her candidacy. Now, I don’t know if the premise is true, but I believe she was leaning toward a run in June and is leaning much more strongly toward a run now. But consider for the sake of discussion that the premise is true. When should Sarah Palin announce her candidacy?

Back in July, I explained why a later announcement date would benefit her.

Why Sarah Palin can and maybe should wait ’til August or September to announce:

Her FaceBook notes will continue to go viral.

Her speeches and interviews will continue to go viral.

The Undefeated will be widely watched as it opens in more cities after its Premiere.

The media can’t stay away from a Sarah Palin story, even when she goes to ground.

It’s not costing her a cent.

The longer she stays out, the longer the other Republican candidates have to take some of the heat from vetting and a deceitful media.

The other Republican candidates still have to consider Sarah Palin in all they do and say.

This is still true today. As I noted in my July article, Palin is the most vetted candidate out there today, and she isn’t even officially a candidate. She needs to wait till the other candidates are more vetted before she enters, else they won’t be vetted until after the Primary season. But the timing got shifted. In August, Rick Perry — who guaranteed he would not be running for President during his most recent Gubernatorial campaign — announced his candidacy for President. And suddenly, the Aames Straw Poll meant very little. The other candidates lost media time as Rick Perry took the oxygen out of the room and jumped to the top of the “leader board.”

A couple debates later and Perry’s developing issues. His Trans-Texas Corridor Executive Order — which the Texas Legislature nixed — has shown a unilateral Big Government approach to things. His Gardasil Executive Order — which the Texas Legislature likewise nixed — has shown a unilateral Big Government approach and a link to crony capitalism. He is weak on the illegal immigration and educating illegals fronts. And there are other stories coming out claiming to show other weaknesses in his Conservatism. Now, I don’t know if those other stories are valid or if they’re part of a smear campaign, but it is highly likely had Palin announced prior to now, none of his difficulties with Conservatism would have had the exposure they got without Palin in the race. As a result, Perry’s poll numbers are beginning to wane, which will help when Palin decides to announce.

A couple days ago, a new poll came out showing Palin’s electability to be much stronger, and I wrote my analysis regarding the cause of the stronger electability numbers. Along with the other Republican candidates being more strongly vetted was the fact the 3-year-long smear campaign against Palin has lost its lustre as more and more the desperate loons spew forth with even more desperate trash that even Liberals have to object to. The other candidates haven’t been vetted nearly as stridently as Palin has. They haven’t had to face the level of vindictive smearing Palin has. But with her sitting on the sidelines, the other candidates are indeed getting vetted (and smeared) and their polling numbers are sagging because of it.

While Palin was at her floor in polling, others have reached their peaks. Now, as the others are falling off their peaks, Palin is rising from her floor. As she showed with her Northeast bus tour and her Midwest bus tour, wherever Palin goes the media follows and the other candidates lose media attention. She sucks the oxygen out of the room just by being there. This is both a benefit and a drawback for her as, while the other candidates can’t get their message out as effectively, neither do they get vetted (or smeared) as much. And as we saw in the 2008 Primary and General, the media may not smear a squishy Republican in the Primary but most definitely will in the General.

Therefore, it is imperative that the Republican candidate for President be vetted as much as possible prior to winning the Republican Primary, and Sarah Palin’s entry into the race would instantaneously shut off the vast majority of the vetting of the other candidates as she takes the oxygen out of the room and everyone but everyone pays attention to her.

So it’s best that Sarah Palin wait as long as possible before entering the battlefield. But therein lies the Palin Paradox. Her chances of winning increase the longer she waits to enter as everyone gets vetted and loses steam, but if she waits too late, her chances of winning go to zero. It is a difficult challenge to get the announcement timing down right, and Perry’s mid-August entry did shift the timing to a later date, but how late is too late?

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“Where Is Your Plan?”

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/12

That is a lie in the form of a question the radical Left use constantly, and have been using constantly for years. Libertarians have formulated plans to rescue the nation’s economy. Conservatives have formulated plans to rescue the US economy. Those plans have been put out for public examination. Many of them have been available for examination for years. But the radical Left demand that Libertarians and Conservatives have no plan, just a raaaaacist hatred for “the black President.”

As “anecdotal” evidence of the radical Leftist mantra in action, I give you one Perry Hood, who regularly chants that mantra at Conservatives on Common Sense Political Thought. Delaware Libertarian found it necessary to write an entire article solely devoted to pointing out Perry Hood’s dishonorable lying chant.

So not only has an alternative been offered here, Perry, you went on record as agreeing with substantial parts of it–even though you seem to have … forgotten that part.

You have offered engaging insights and shown the willingness to admit that part of President Obama’s plan is a massive gamble with our future.

And you’re certainly free to disagree with anything we offer.

But please, stop suggesting that libertarians here have not been discussing solutions…

That article was written in March, 2009 so Delaware Libertarian was already tired of Perry Hood’s radical Leftist, wholly dishonest chant of “where’s your plan” way back in early 2009, right after Barack Obama was sworn in. People were tired of the lying accusation that the opposition had no plan years ago because there were plans years ago which were readily available for discussion, but Perry Hood soldiers on with his radical Leftist, dishonorable chant even to this day. Because he is incapable of allowing himself to be drawn in to discussing the various Conservative and Libertarian plans that are readily available for discussion.

Sarah Palin has a plan. Paul Ryan has a plan. Michele Bachmann (that’s one “l” and two “n”s, people) has a plan. Rick Perry has a plan. Tea Party Express has a plan. Tea Party Patriots has a plan. Contract From America has a plan. Freedom Works has a plan. Americans for Prosperity has a plan. Conservatives have plans. Libertarians have plans. Republicans have plans. There are many plans on the Conservative and Libertarian sides. There have been plans since before Obama became President. And they have been available for public discussion from the get-go. So radical Leftists like Perry Hood have to lyingly claim we have no plan in their wholly dishonorable, age-old, and worn-out chant “where’s your plan” in order to not have to discuss the plans they are dishonestly avoiding discussing.

Aside from all that, I have a question to ask the dishonorable radical Leftists like Perry Hood: Where’s your Budget? The radical Leftist Nancy Pelosi refused to even attempt a Budget from April, 2009 until the day the American people overwhelmingly threw her and the Democrats out of power in the House in the 2010 TEAnami. Despite Federal Law requiring they provide a Budget and the US Constitution giving them the responsibility of providing a Budget. To this day, Harry Reid has steadfastly refused to even attempt a Budget, again despite Federal Law requiring such and the US Constitution giving him and his fellow Democrat Senators the responsibility for such. It has been over 850 days. Where’s your Budget?

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