Anti-Palin Overdrive! (And the Obvious Timing)

For all of the allegedly-credible polls released in the past months which tell us Palin should forget about running for President, I am astonished at the rush of special-interest projects ready to hit the market in 2011 that seek to destroy her.

First Huffington Post blogger by the name of Geoffrey Dunn is releasing a book this month called The Lies of Sarah PalinBack in the day after the release of Going Rogue, Mr. Dunn immediately wrote a scathing attack on Palin which accused her of lying several times.  This was thoroughly rebutted by citizen-journalist, Mark Gillar, who had comments deleted from Huffington Post (which has happened to me before as well).  To date, Mr. Dunn has not responded.

The next Palin hit piece, scheduled for May 24th release, is Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin written by Frank Bailey, a campaign administrator for Palin’s primary and general gubernatorial election wins in 2006.  He then went on to serve as deputy director of the transition team.  What the rest of his bio fails to reveal is the fact that he is a disgruntled employee and little man who was denied senior jobs in her administration and was not part of her vice-presidential campaign in 2008.  Two contributing authors to the book are Ken Morris, an anti-Wall Street fanatic and lefty, and Jeanne Devon, yet another blogger for the Huffington Post who has spent a lot of time as part of the Trig Palin “Truther” movement which exists to investigate (along with Andrew Sullivan) Sarah Palin’s decision to fly home to give birth and/or if Trig Palin is even the child of Sarah Palin (I.E. it was really Bristol’s). 

Thirdly, we have the creepy next-door peeping-Tom, Joe McGinnis.  His book which is titled: The Rogue promises to dive deep into Palin’s connections in Alaska.  It is not yet told which sources were used, but I am pretty much assuming it’s going to include some of the people who have written the previous two books.

Needless to say, these pieces of literature (and I use the term lightly) will serve to feed the establishment Republicans Palin refused to scratch backs with along with her liberal-haters over at the Huffington Post much to sink their teeth into.  The sad part is, they’ve already accused her of being a liar in the past.  They’ve already gotten perspectives on Palin from other Alaskans.  None of this will be new.  The only person who serves to benefit from all this will be Sarah Palin who knows that this anti-Palin overdrive is conveniently happening just one year before 2012.

One wonders just how blind these authors think American voters are as we listen to them proclaim their confidence in her inability to successfully run for President while they simultaneously crank out the same rhetoric Americans are already used to hearing.

If this is confidence, many are left wondering: what the heck does insecurity look like?

Obama Receives Mediocre Bump in Approval

The second full day after Osama’s killing shows Obama’s approval rating at a not-so-impressive 50% up from 46% just a few days ago.

Admittedly, we have one more day to go for the polls to reflect a full three days of post-dead-Osama results.

However; GHWB’s approval rating shot up to 69% after kicking Saddam out of Kuwait.  One year later; due to a mild recession and raising taxes, he lost his re-election.

My liberal friends are going to have to work much harder than they are if he wants to win a second term especially given the gas prices, unemployment rate, and the historic climb of debt this president is responsible for.

***Update***

As I predicted yesterday, there was one more day in which the rating was to take full effect.  THREE full days average after the killing of Osama moved the rating up 2 more points. 

Making the TOTAL bump in approval a MEDIOCRE 6 points which GALLUP also acknowledges.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/147437/Obama-Approval-Rallies-Six-Points-Bin-Laden-Death.aspx

Holding The Media Accountable

Sarah Palin released the following statement today regarding the killing of Bin Laden:

Yesterday was a testament to the military’s dedication in relentlessly hunting down an enemy through many years of war,” And we thank our president . . . We thank President Bush for having made the right calls to set up this victory.

Tell me, how in the world does this transcend to the headline: Sarah Palin: Bush got Osama?

This doesn’t even qualify as a paraphrase, does it?

WHCD Suprisingly Mum on Palin

After watching the White House Correspondents Dinner tonight and listening to the speeches of President Obama and comedian Seth Meyers (a supporter of Mr. Obama), I am left wondering if Donald Trump was a liberal-plant to remove the media’s fixation of Sarah Palin.

The president and Seth Meyers combined must have spent a good three-four minutes on poking fun at Donald Trump as Trump sat and appeared none-too-pleased.  The president also casually mentioned a handful of possible GOP candidates including Tim Pawlenty (snore), Mitt Romney (snore), and Michelle Bachmann.  The president himself mentioned nothing of Sarah Palin.  This is very stunning considering Palin has been the most vocal on attacking the president over his policies (the ones the media claim everyone should be focused on) and she’s probably received at least 90% of the media’s coverage over the last two years in comparison to that of Pawlenty or someone like Romney.

This has me wondering just what kind of Palin-chatter has been happening inside of the White House.  While the MSM has some Americans convinced that they’d love nothing more than for Palin to win the Republican nomination for President, it seems almost strategic on the part of the president to mention nothing of her in his round of jokes tonight.

Just last night in an interview with Bret Baier, Palin continued her harsh criticism of the president by pointing out gas prices increasing by 67% since he’s been president.  She also segued into her experience as Governor of Alaska explaining how she took on the oil companies and how she believed lower tax rates with tough policies against large corporations and closing loopholes would be a great commonsense approach to address many of these issues.  Finally, she suggested Obama has no idea what he is doing with regard to energy and how ramping up domestic production of our energy here at home by drilling — as opposed to asking other countries to do it for us — would be a solid step to better times.

So while Donald Trump is out dropping F-Bombs at speeches in Nevada and setting himself up suspiciously under the name “republican” to further explore an issue dismissed by most conservatives months ago (a rumor which began with the Hillary Clinton campaign), we still have a savvy potential candidate making the case for some of the commonsense ideals mentioned above.

Crying Uncle (The Media vs. Sarah Palin)

by Steve Flesher, courtesy of YAHOO!

In what appears to be a collective effort to wipe her off of the national political map, Sarah Palin’s most vocal critics seem to have accomplished the exact opposite.

From the 2008 presidential campaign, to her return to Alaska, to her resignation as Governor and her successes as an author, Fox News contributor, campaigner, and reality TV star, her critics just cannot seem to do what they are begging everyone else to do: forget about her.

In another collective attempt to shut the door on everything-Palin, many articles have surfaced in this past week alone begging journalists and pundits to go on a metaphorical Palin-fast. But in doing so, these same authors seem to forget that such pleadings have to make the headlines first, thus defeating the purpose of making the request.

In truth, Palin’s critics cannot come to a solid conclusion on her. If she’s not stupid, she’s a woman smart enough to orchestrate hate speech to the degree which results in mass shootings. If she’s not taking down Democrats through her efforts to campaign on behalf of the tea party, she’s blocking the successes of establishment Republicans who the Democrats suspiciously claim are the only kind that can win elections. If she doesn’t need to go away and disappear forever, she needs to run for President in 2012 to guarantee Obama another victory.

If the President is doing a good job in such a way that Americans are happy, should it matter who his opponent is in 2012? This point in and of itself allows objective observers the opportunity to understand that in the minds of Palin’s opponents, it’s more about making sure she never gets close to winning the nomination than it is making sure Obama wins a re-election. In a time when the nation is supposed to be uniting, how can it be good for America when the President’s own base is spending more time attacking a woman who is not currently holding elected office anywhere than they are at convincing others that he’s a good President?

Perhaps Ann Coulter was right in her July 2009 column, Forgetting Sarah Palin, saying her [Palin] critics would not have her to “kick around anymore — at least not with Palin’s hands tied behind her back by her public office.”

Coulter was of course referring to the onslaught of frivolous ethics charges waiting for Sarah Palin after she returned from the 2008 campaign trail which cost the taxpayers of Alaska millions of dollars and Palin herself a half million in legal fees.

Palin had been Governor for more than a year before accepting McCain’s offer to campaign as his running mate. Yet, it was after the 2008 campaign when Palin’s crowds drew in record-breaking attendances, when her Vice-Presidential debate drew in 70 million viewers, and when her face began appearing on every magazine cover that these ethics charges began pouring in.

After her resignation, the rumors began in even-larger numbers. Still, Palin continued to fulfill her promise to her supporters to move forward with her own agenda. She has had two massive bestsellers, gave Barbara Walters and Oprah their biggest viewing audiences in years when appearing on their shows for interviews, successfully campaigned for countless candidates in the 2010 midterm elections, and has had enormous success with her TLC show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska.

Sarah Palin indeed proved herself a force to be reckoned with after helping the Republican party pick up more seats in the House of Representatives than any party had since 1948. Objectively, it appears the ethics charges and the various attempts to attack her by her opponents had done little to her influence on voters that mattered.

In many ways, this could explain to Americans why many in the media immediately began connecting the dots from the shooting in Tucson earlier this month to Sarah Palin within hours of the tragedy. After Palin immediately posted a message on her Facebook page sending prayers and well-wishes to Congresswoman Giffords, the sole focus became on awaiting her response to the criticism of her alleged “rhetoric.” Her opponents shouted because she said nothing for four days. Then, after she finally did respond, they shouted at the words she used which made it apparent to many that no matter what Palin says or doesn’t say, the same people are going to respond exactly the same anyway.

If all that wasn’t enough, her critics are now citing a tabloid story which alleges that Todd Palin had an affair with a female massage therapist. That same tabloid today has printed the facts which state the Anchorage police claim that none of the evidence collected on the therapist showed any connection to Todd Palin.

After watching how Palin’s success continues to grow and after watching how these various rumors continue to be proven wrong, perhaps it sheds light on the motive of the various journalists begging for a Palin-story hiatus. Perhaps it also shows that Palin is fully capable of playing along because it is clear now more than ever before, her opponents will cry “Uncle!” long before she will.

The only question is, how much further will they help her along? Because while it remains arguable on whether or not Palin supported or opposed a “Bridge to Nowhere,” it has become absolute that her ideological enemies are on one of their own.

“Life Must Go On As Usual”

It’s hard to admit making a mistake, but I owe the regular visitors of this website; along with my fellow contributors here, an apology.

The same day Congresswoman Giffords was shot, I reacted badly to the first article written by the AP on the story.  The article, which I linked to on my post where I specifically blamed the left, was written about 30 minutes after the tragedy.  This early on they were already linking Sarah Palin and the tea party to it.  In all honesty, my post was a reaction to that. (Along with a Facebook page I had found that has since been deleted portraying Loughner as a liberal).

As much as I disagree with liberals on pretty much everything, it was wrong for me to link the violent behavior of one idiot to an entire political party.  What I did was no better than what liberals (some of them) were doing to Sarah Palin.  As such, I shall remember that not everyone on the left is clinically insane and I apologize to Mel, Mark, Chris, and Philip (along with our regular visitors) who have to “share” this space with me.

That being said, I’d like to move forward with another aspect of how our country is prematurely responding to this tragedy. 

Aside from Sheriff Dumbnik’s running around and blaming everyone on the right; taking the attention away from him and the Police Department there in Tucson who had been getting warnings about Jared Loughner for the past three years, I have a huge problem with shutting down Congress over this.

It sends the wrong message.

On October 12, 1984, Margaret Thatcher was headlining the annual conservative conference in Brighton.  While the workaholic Iron Lady was preparing documents at 2 a.m. for business at the conference the next day, a bomb went off in the hotel.  Luckily, Margaret Thatcher and her husband had been moved to another room earlier in the day.  Nevertheless, many were killed and injured.  Mrs. Thatcher was immediately treated and examined for light injuries sustained and went to the police station. 

Almost immediately, the media and others speculated whether or not the conference would remain scheduled.  Upon exiting the police station, Lady Thatcher made her first statement to the media:

You hear about these atrocities, these bombs, you never expect them to happen to you.  But life must go on, as usual.

She also added that her conference would not be cancelled and would continue to go on “as usual” she said sternly.

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The next day with very little sleep, Mrs. Thatcher kept her committment and arrived to the conference.  She not only defied the wishes of the bomber, she also showed up on time and said:

The fact that we are gathered here today, shocked but composed and determined, is a sign not only that this attack has failed but that all attempts to destroy democracy by terrorism will fail.

Lady Thatcher wasn’t showing cruelty to the victims who lost their lives.  As a leader of a nation, she had to resume business as usual to let the enemies of civilization and freedom know that she and her people in majority were in control and their rights to freedom and political process would not end. 

Similarly, as a political leader, John Boehner made a very decent and honorable statement in honor of Congresswoman Giffords.  Now, members of the media at the Washington Post are questioning his sincerity because he did not cry when he made the statement and also thought it was wrong for him to point out the fact that public servants of all levels were and always will be at some risk, but it was no reason to be deterred from doing their jobs.

Perhaps someone should tell the writer, Courtland Milloy, that we are supposed to learning a lesson about political rhetoric from this.

To reassure you, the shooting made us all sad, Mr. Milloy.  But on Saturday, I had to stay at my office anyway.  I had to get our income tax software ready for our filing season.  I had to make sure my files were cleaned out ready to be filled with new paperwork.  I had to organize my desk and clean out my drawers.  Then on Sunday, I had to go back.  Monday, I had to work and meet with clients.  Today, I had to go to a tax seminar to further prepare for my work that is vastly approaching.

Similarly, Congress should not be shutting down over this.  The best way to let lunatics like Loughner know that the only thing their potential dangerous violence is going to get them is a one-way ticket to the electric chair is to not allow our daily lives to be changed.  The world keeps on turning and “life must go on as usual.”

Joy Behar and other liberals — obviously ignoring Sheriff Dumbnik’s warning of political rhetoric — responded to Boehner by calling him “Boner” (the same party who created the term “teabagger”) — and somehow turning his promise to the people who elected the new Congress that they would indeed proceed with their promise to begin doing what we sent them there to do into an act of hate.  It makes you wonder who decides what political rhetoric is.  It also makes you wonder what “hate” is.

I have faith in the American people that they understand the bigger picture.  Boehner reserves his tears for moments of triumph.  When we overcome obstacles and tragedies and evils and plow through it in a way that only American exceptionalism can guarantee.

It seems to me that the people blaming Sarah Palin, criticizing Boehner, and everyone else on the right are the ones spreading the hate now.  It also seems to me that they reserve their tears in a sad effort to exploit tragedies to argue for bigger government and more infringements on our freedoms and liberties.

Americans are learning and we won’t forget.  But one thing remains true: “life must go on, as usual!”

Arizona Congresswoman Shot by Radical Leftist

**Update**

It appears the profile I posted from Facebook was deleted already, yet others have been posted as well depicting the shooter as a conservative.  But as long as the AP can continue to post whatever THEY want, blame gun rights, and blame Sarah Palin for this tragedy — I refuse to change the headline.  As proof, I printed out the image of the Facebook Profile I saw earlier as I kept it pulled up on my screen.

**Original Post**

As has been reported over the last hour, Blue-Dog Democrat Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head at Tucson.

The AP article reporting this is unbelievably biased and laments on acts of violence against left-wing policy:

In July, a California man known for his anger over left-leaning politics engaged in a shootout with highway patrol officers after planning an attack on the ACLU and another nonprofit group. The man said he wanted to “start a revolution” by killing people at the ACLU and the Tides Foundation.

And also mentions the non-threatening (yeah, right!) Sarah Palin:

Giffords herself has drawn the ire of the right, especially for her support of the health care bill from politicians like Sarah Palin.

Absolutely disgusting.  Without a full investigation, lefties are already blaming the tea party and politicians like Sarah Palin. 

Sadly, what they fail to report is that Giffords is anything but a far-left-loon.  She supports tough immigration policy and she supports gun rights.

Moreover; the shooter’s name was revealed as Jared Laughner. 

I typed his name into Facebook and found a profile matching that name with the residence listed as Tuscon, AZ (where the shooting occurred).

In it, you see he is an Obama supporer, he loves Noam Chomsky, and his quote is the following:

About Jared Fight the Right! Obama and the Progressives will overcome the tyrrany of big business and the racist Tea Party.BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!

Does that sound like a Tea Party patriot to you?

Will the AP correct this mis-reporting?

I am guessing the answer to both of those questions is “HELL NO!”

Here is the link to his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001952074770

Palin Smacks Down Lisa Murkowski (Once Again)

In a satirical piece, Alaskan radio-host Dan Fagan mocked Lisa Murkowski for forcing her way into the race against Joe Miller as a write-in candidate.

In addition, Fagan and many others are awaiting a ruling from the Alaskan Supreme Court which involves whether or not polling stations must hand out lists of write-in candidates, something they allegedly had not been forced to do in about 50 years.

Being the sore loser she is, Murkowski’s corporate-funded campaign threatened Fagan’s radio station with a lawsuit and sadly, Mr. Fagan lost his job.

Palin tonight asked Lisa if she’d be so bold as to use legal action to shut down her Facebook page for writing the message she wrote to Murkowski tonight:

Individuals like Dan Fagan have a fundamental right to speak their minds without threats from the incumbent Senator from Alaska. It is hard to find a constitutional right Americans cherish more than the right to free speech. This was a right Joe Miller, as a decorated combat veteran – a tank commander tested in battle, was willing to die to defend. Dan Fagan has not always agreed with me, but I will gladly defend his right to speak freely on his radio show, which he has often used to criticize me. In fact, Fagan has actually used his radio show to attack and insult me, my husband, my children, and my family in just about every way possible. He was especially insulting to my son, who left for a war zone to defend Fagan’s right to attack our family. But when I was his governor, I never would have dreamed of threatening his right to free speech. I support him in this fight because this D.C. Beltway thuggery, as exemplified by Lisa Murkowski’s latest threat, is ruining our country. The powers that be want ordinary Americans to sit down and shut up and let the ruling class ride us right off the debt cliff we’re heading towards with Obama, Pelosi, and Reid steering the nation’s car. We can’t let them. Now is the time to put aside our past differences and stand up to the establishment powers. 

This whole episode confirms again why we need to elect Joe Miller. Lisa, you can sue me if you want (you won’t be the first). But I will not be intimidated from speaking my mind. Your intimidation just empowered us liberty-loving Alaskans. Are you really that out of touch?

– Sarah Palin 

Much like the Democrats’ latest attack on Christine O’Donnell which has failed miserably (today a new poll shows that Coons has lost half of his lead), I believe this will only help Miller and further discourage voters from these arrogant tricks of such establishment politicians.

Don’t be too surprised Tuesday night for possible upsets in Delaware and Alaska.

Tuesday Night Blog Party!

Dear Friends,

Many of us have a lot of personal issues in our lives which are keeping us busy but a couple months ago, my wonderful site contributors suggested an election-night blog-gathering.

Please feel free to join us so we can comment and post in real time as the results pour in Tuesday night. 

It’ll all start Tuesday evening!

Evidence of a Potential Palin Landslide in 2012

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The liberals have insisted on obsessing of the possibility that in November of 2012, they could wake up in the morning with a new America: one ready to move forward with President-elect, Sarah Palin. 

It’s no secret, I am a massive Palin supporter.  She’s energetic.  She electrifies the ones who need inspiration to mobilize, turning their silence into endless wells of energy.  If that isn’t enough, she continues to infuriate all the right people, too.

Just yesterday, a questionable Bloomberg poll was released which suggested that Barack Obama would trounce Sarah Palin in a national election.  It placed Obama getting 51% of the vote with Palin getting 35% respectively.

Of course, every major news outlet has jumped on it including CBS and USAToday

The MSM is so terrified of Sarah Palin just as they were terrified of Ronald Reagan.  In fact, an article released by the NY Times in January of 1979, with numbers from a GALLUP poll stated the following:

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20–President Carter would easily defeat either former Gov. Ronald Reagan of California or former President Gerald R. Ford if the election were held today, according to the Gallup Poll.

But something else is coming into play here.  This is just as much a campaign to discourage Republicans from electing true conservatives as it is discouraging Americans from providing support to Sarah Palin. 

I would like to make it clear.  While I am focusing on 2010’s midterms (as Palin allegedly is), I am watching the media more closely this time.  I will not personally settle for another McCain. 

Hucakabee is boring who also compared illegal immigration to slavery. 

Romney is boring who passed his own state version of Obamacare.

Newt Gingrich is brilliant but lacks the energy which Palin is passing around to the grassroots who decide elections.  In other words, people are more likely to be energized to come out and vote in her case.

The only other person I would consider at this point would be Chris Christie.

After a day of obessing about the poll mentioned here, Chris Matthews has a hissy fit when conservative strategist, Ron Christie, says that Palin is absolutely qualified to be President, especially considering what we have now.

The video is posted above.