Saturday, November 06, 2010

Palin Stalker Crying Foul

Boo-freaking-hoo was the initial reaction I had when I read this story.

In case you don't remember, Joe McGinnis is the author who decided the best way to do research for his new Sarah Palin biography would be to move in fifteen feet from the Palin household this past May.  The Palin's responded by building a rather large fence to keep him from peering into their house from his perch, and wouldn't you know it? Mr. McGinnis is whining rather loudly (via his attorney, of course) after he was filmed by the producers of Sarah's new TLC show Sarah Palin's Alaska (set to air November 14th at 9 PM EST)  It seems this stalker doesn't much like being watched or talked about without his permission. 

This law firm represents Joe McGinniss.  It has come to our attention that the first episode (titled “Mamma Grizzly”) of the above referenced television show, scheduled to air on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 9:00 PM on TLC, contains unauthorized videotaped images of Mr. McGinniss which were obtained without his knowledge or consent.  In addition, you have already placed a video clip containing this image of Mr. McGinniss on your website and it has been picked up and reproduced by the Huffington Post and many other online sites...Read the rest of the letter here

I guess when you've previously written hit pieces on a subject, and then moved in a few feet from their home in the vast wilderness of Alaska to observe and write another hit piece, you have every right to cry foul when you happen to be close enough to be filmed in a special being filmed on their property, right?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A New Day In America

November 2, 2010 was a great day for all conservatives, but especially for conservative women. I am humbled that God gave me the gift of allowing me to be born in the greatest country in the world. I've always felt this way, no matter who's the president or what direction the political winds happen to be blowing, but there are some days that make me prouder than others, and yesterday was just that kind of day.

We're hearing all sorts of commentary today. Interestingly, many on the left have toned it down a notch and are now doing the "bi-partisan" speech--you know, the thing they've absolutely refused to discuss these last two years because they won the '08 election. They've had two years at the wheel, and to borrow from President Obama's often repeated example, they've driven that car right into the ditch, whining all the way when they couldn't drag a Republican or two with them. I've been very pleased that they didn't want bi-partisanship. When it comes to the liberal agenda, there's no middle ground. There's right and there's wrong, and socialism is dead wrong. It's never worked in the history of the world, and just because we're the greatest country in the world doesn't mean it's going to magically start working now.

There's another group that proved something pretty sad yesterday. Feminism benefited, I suppose--every race where the opponent called his female competitor a bitch or a whore won. I guess Democrats like the abuse their party has dished out these past two election cycles, so the next two years may get even more interesting than the last two have been. I have to admit I shed a few tears yesterday as I watched great conservative women like Michelle Bachmann's numbers come in, and listened to her hand Chris Matthews his tail as he couldn't hold back his disdain for her: 

That, my friends, is a great conservative woman. Had Christine O'Donnell had the full support of the GOP, I have no doubt she would have carried Delaware. She ran an incredible race. But don't be discouraged by the losses we sustained yesterday. At this moment, we've gained 63 seats. That hasn't been done since the days of Hoover, and the success cannot be overstated. Conservatism won yesterday, and this is just the beginning. Today begins the push for 2012. I know, I know! We're sick to death of elections...but never before in the history of our nation has freedom been threatened like it has been with Barack Hussein Obama at the wheel. We must begin NOW to educate those voters who didn't think it necessary to show up at the polls yesterday. Those moms who don't pay enough attention to care about their children's future. Ignorance is no longer an excuse, and if you're reading this blog, you're probably already well enough informed to be able to educate those in your circle of friends and family about the principles our founding fathers fought and died for. If you aren't, stay tuned. We're going to do that here. 

Meanwhile, give yourselves a big pat on the back. Conservative women won big yesterday, and our own Sarah Palin was a vital part of that victory. It's going to be exciting to be a part of this movement in the coming weeks, months, and years. We cannot tire, we cannot give up...the fight for our future must continue, and it continues today. 

God bless each and every one of you who exercised your right to vote yesterday, and may God continue to richly bless this precious country we're fortunate enough to live in. 

Monday, November 01, 2010

A Word From Sarah

Sarah took some time today to rally the troops via Facebook:
Tomorrow is Election Day. Before you head to the polling place, take a moment to remember March 21st, when the Pelosi Congress cast its vote for Obamacare. The enduring image of that day is one of Congressional Democrats arrogantly dismissing the pleas of thousands of Americans gathered outside the Capitol Building begging them not to inflict this disastrous bill on us.
In the end this bill wasn’t about health care reform; it was about control and government mandates and fines for not purchasing a government-approved insurance plan. The bill jeopardizes the very thing it was supposed to reform. Every day we hear about doctors leaving the Medicare system; increased premiums with talk of price controls; rationing becoming standard practice; and panels of faceless bureaucrats deciding which categories of treatment are worthy of funding based on efficiency calculations (which I called a “death panel”).
The morning after this terrible bill was passed by the House, I wrote that “we will remember the corrupt deals, the corrupt process, the lack of transparency, the deceptive gimmicks to game the CBO score, and the utter disregard for the will of the American people.”
They voted against our will that day. Tomorrow it’s our turn to vote against them and put our government back on the side of the people. This is our chance to rebuke their big government power grab, reject their unwanted “fundamental transformation” of America, and start the process of repealing this bill before it buries us under a mountain of debt.
So let’s fire Pelosi, retire Reid, and send all those who were responsible for that disgraceful bill a message that America is still about “We the People.” 
Tomorrow is our Freedom Day.
Enshrined in our Constitution is the process for the peaceful transfer of power. Our revolution continues each election at the ballot box, and tomorrow we will renew the spirit of the American Revolution once again. Let freedom ring!
- Sarah Palin

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sarah Comments On The Latest Media Smear Attempt

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know I never personally use foul language in my posts and rarely allow it in the comment section. But if it were ever warranted, today is the day....corrupt bastards is the term I believe Sarah used this morning during her interview with Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace when describing the CBS media plot in Alaska against Republican candidate Joe Miller. That really sums it up quite perfectly. 

The corrupt bastards in the so-called "mainstream" media have been scheming and plotting against Sarah and every other prominent and not so prominent male and female Republican candidate for as long as I can remember. The last two years, however, have been the worst in the history of our nation--with many attacks being led by the President himself, something that is unprecedented. Those on the left and their cronies in the media will stop at absolutely nothing to win, or to try and steal an election. 

The latest--actually, I'm not completely sure it's the latest, since this happens on a daily basis, but it's the latest incident we know about--happened in the Alaskan media, where it's well known that they are fully biased against the Republican candidate in the Senate race, Joe Miller. (the one who actually won the primary against Lisa Murkowski) " sure your sin will find you out" (Num. 32:23) was the biblical phrase that came to mind when I read the full story. It's actually quite amusing, as infuriating as it is. 

CBS affiliate KTVA Channel 11 news team was having a discussion prior to the Miller/Palin rally that was held Thursday...before to this discussion, station assignment manager Nick McDermott made a phone call to Miller campaign spokesperson Randy DeSoto and, at the end of the call, failed to hang up his iPhone properly. The subsequent conversation held between he and his news team, therefore, was recorded on DeSoto's voicemail and was later confirmed by McDermott when he left another message for Desoto: "Damn iPhone...I left you a long message. I thought I hung up. Sorry." 

What follows is a transcript of the conversation that took place: 

FEMALE REPORTER: That’s up to you because you're the expert, but that’s what I would do...I’d wait until you see who showed up because that indicates we already know
FEMALE REPORTER: Child molesters...
MALE REPORTER: Oh yeah... can you repeat Joe Miller’s...uh... list of people, campaign
workers, which one's the molester?
FEMALE VOICE: We know that out of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender.
MALE REPORTER: You have to find that one person...
FEMALE REPORTER: And the one thing we can do is ....we won’t know....we won’t know but if there is any sort of chaos whatsoever we can put out a twitter/facebook alert: saying what the... ‘Hey Joe Miller punched at rally.’
FEMALE REPORTER: Kinda like Rand Paul...I like that.
FEMALE REPORTER: That’s a good one.

In a nutshell, the news team was laughing it up, plotting a scheme to damage Miller just days before the election. It seemed evident that they were willing to make up something if they weren't able to find a story juicy enough to dig into. More than anything, however,  it clearly proves the bias we all knew was there to begin with. 

See Miller campaign press release about the incident and listen to a recording here

This kind of nonsense is why I started this blog in the first place, and there's nothing that gets my blood boiling any faster. The "mainstream media", as we've always known it, has rendered itself completely irrelevant, and needs to be put out to pasture where it belongs. The sooner the better. Stories like this are sweet revenge, and do a great service to the American public in letting them know just who these corrupt bastards are that are bringing them "news". 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sarah's Weekend Appearances

Sarah made an appearance today in Charleston, WV with singer Ted Nugent in a push to rally Republican West Virginia voters in the race between Democrat Governor Joe Manchin and Republican John Raese. She also made a surprise stop later in the day with the Tea Party Express in Wheeling. 

Tomorrow, October 31, 2010, Sarah will be appearing on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace to discuss the final push for the midterm elections coming Tuesday. She will also be appearing later in the day with Brett Baier, Megyn Kelly and many others in an election special that will air at 8 PM. Be sure to tune in!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Think You Have Bad Neighbors? Think Again...

When we're raising a generation of kids to think they evolved from monkeys, I suppose it comes as no surprise when people behave like disgusting animals.

I was absolutely speechless today as I read the story of 7-year-old Kathleen Edwards, a precious little girl who's dying from Huntington's Disease--a genetic brain disorder that also killed her 24-year-old mother sometime last year. It seems Kathleen's mother and the neighbors, who live in Trenton, MI,  had an ongoing feud that has continued long after her death.

The neighbors, Jennifer and Scott Petkov, hate the family so much that they posted pictures of little Kathleen's deceased mother and the dying girl on Facebook, photoshopped with images of the grim reaper, and the little girl's face above a set of skull and crossbones. As if that weren't enough, the couple had a coffin hitched to the bed of a decorated pickup truck, and according to one report, continuously drove past the Edward's home honking the horn.

When asked why in the world they would do such a thing, Jennifer Petkov replied "because it burns Rebecca Rose's a-- raw". (Rebecca Rose is the grandmother of Kathleen) She also said it gave her "personal satisfaction". 

It seems when America heard about this ongoing torment, they reached out not only to little Kathleen, but also to the horrible people who've been harassing this little girl and her family. Like most animals when cornered, the Petkov's have tucked tail and run for the nearest bush to crawl under. My hope is, they'll stay there. 

A rally supporting Kathleen Edwards and her family has been planned for Saturday, the 23rd of October. To learn more about the event, see this link. Originally planned as a small event, the planners now say they expect thousands to show. 

Way to rally around those in need, America.  

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Where's The Outrage Now?

Remember a few weeks ago when the entire country was in an uproar, seething with outrage over the report that a pastor in Florida was planning to burn some copies of the Koran? I agreed with Michelle Malkin at the time, when she suggested that people in this country would be better served by actually reading the Koran rather than burning it. "What's in the Koran", Michelle correctly pointed out, "is far more of an inflammatory threat to American soldiers than any match with which to light it."

What I would like to know is where the outrage is, now that Muslims are doing the same? (only, they're actually doing it, not just threatening to do it) The New York Post released a report over a week ago highlighting Muslims in Malawi who are angry with the Gideon's for distributing copies of the Holy Bible in Islamic schools. Have you heard one word of this in the mainstream media? I haven't, and I pay pretty close attention. Interesting. 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Moms 4 Sarah Palin Facebook Drawing

Okay, friends! Everyone else is doing it these days, so why not? We're going to launch a drawing here at Moms 4 Sarah Palin, so here are the very simple rules:

1. Become a follower on Facebook to be entered once.
2. Become a follower of this blog ---> by clicking on the follow icon to your right, and be entered a second time. 

When we reach 500 followers on Facebook, we will do a random drawing, and one lucky follower will win a copy of the newly released (10/11/10) documentary that I was privileged to screen last week at the Smart Girl Summit, Fire From The Heartland. This film is a must-see, and I cannot wait for one of you to win it.

About The Film
The first-ever film to tell the entire story of the conservative woman in her own words, "Fire from the Heartland" is a powerful statement about America at a crossroads and the women who have awakened to the crisis. With role models such as Clare Boothe Luce, Margaret Thatcher, and Phyllis Schlafly as inspiration, these women are the unintended consequence of the liberal feminist movement.
Tracing the long history of the many conservative women who have been the backbone of this great nation, from the founding mothers of our Republic to today's "Mama Grizzlies," this powerful and compelling documentary honors the self-made American woman.
Activists, politicians and commentators such as Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, S.E. Cupp, Dana Loesch, Michelle Easton, Sonnie Johnson, Jenny Beth Martin, Michelle Moore, Jamie Radtke, Deneen Borelli, Janine Turner, and Congresswomen Jean Schmidt, Cynthia Lummis, and Michele Bachmann share their emotional stories of hardship and triumph in their fight for freedom. These women leaders are fanning the flames of liberty across the nation.
Written and directed by Stephen K. Bannon and produced by David N. Bossie, the team that made the critically acclaimed film "Generation Zero" that focused on the financial meltdown and the rise of the Tea Party, "Fire from the Heartland" is a must-see for every citizen concerned with the direction of our country and will stir a fire in the hearts of all Americans. [See the film website for more information]

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Smart Girl Summit 2010

Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
This past week, I had the privilege of attending the 2nd annual Smart Girl Summit, hosted by Smart Girl Politics in the Crystal City section of Arlington, Virginia.

This being a political season during which many Democrats are fearful of even admitting their own party affiliation (much less their "accomplishments"), I felt incredibly grateful to be a part of this amazing, powerful group of conservative women. That line I so frequently uttered during 2008 came to mind often during the two day conference: the sleeping giant has awakened.

Yes ma'am, I do believe it has. With a vengeance.

Teri and Stacy, co-founder/founder of SGP
The summit was attended by approximately 200--mostly women, although conservative smart guys most certainly were welcome, and encouraged to attend. Smart Girl's founder Stacy Mott, and co-founder Teri Christoph, outdid themselves this year with an impressive list of event speakers and panel discussions. Conservative blogger and radio commentator Dana Loesch, kicked off the event on Thursday, followed by panel discussions covering a whole gamut of related subjects. During the course of the two day event, we heard from speakers like the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney--Liz Cheney, the lovely Republican ladies from Congress--Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA) and Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Marjorie Dannenfelser (founder and President of the Susan B. Anthony List), Leslie Sanchez (author, We've Come A Long Way Maybe, and one of my new favorite people), S.E. Cupp (author, Losing Our Religion), and many others.

Anita MonCrief
The theme of the event was the very purpose of Smart Girl Politics: Engage. Educate. Empower. They did not disappoint--every speaker and every panel stayed right on theme and those who were there walked away feeling more confident than ever that this is the year of the conservative woman.

Perhaps, for me, the most moving part of the entire event was Thursday evening when we were able to screen Steven Bannon's "Fire From The Heartland". A new documentary that is focused on the awakening of the conservative woman, this movie explains to America what exactly it is that we believe, and why we so strongly hold to those beliefs. SGP's Lori Zigato has written a wonderful review of the movie that documents the venom now being spewed by the feminist left in response to the movie, and this growing movement of conservative women. Their pathetic attempts at mockery are rather amusing, to say the least. 

S.E. Cupp
If you're a woman of any age and wish to join with an amazing group of classy conservative girls, I suggest you visit Smart Girl Politics and become a member. It costs you nothing, and puts you in touch with thousands of women who hold to the same beliefs you do. Over the last two years, SGP has grown from a small group of 60 to a group nearly 18,000 strong and we're not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon. November is coming, but after that comes 2012...we're in the fight for our nation's very life, and we're in it to stay--it's an exciting time to be an American. So, come join us. You won't be sorry. 

**a very special thanks to SGP's own KathyMac who provided the photos. She'll have many more to come on Flickr very soon. 

Monday, October 04, 2010


On his show tonight, Glenn Beck highlighted some video that those on the far left have been trying to keep you from seeing. I wanted to share it here while we still had the opportunity.

First, Virginia Ironside told us what she'd do with a suffering child on BBC last evening:

Second, the anti-global warming campaign has a new video you may view here. To say they have come unhinged would be putting it mildly. I recommend you watch the video for yourself and make that decision. 

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Virtual war: Palin v. Grayson

Sarah's twitter endorsement of Florida's Daniel Webster on Tuesday apparently hit a nerve with his opponent, Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson

The twitter comment that sparked the battle between Sarah and Grayson started when Sarah posted this: "FL's Daniel Webster - keep moving forward w/positive,strong,sharp message of truth! (As opposed to opponent who disgraced himself w/that ad)". The ad she is referring to is one the Grayson campaign aired last week grossly misrepresenting comments Webster had made to his constituents regarding his stand on scripture. I'm not sure I've ever heard a more dishonest ad, and clearly, Grayson could care less. That's just how he rolls. 

Grayson responded to Sarah, not defending his ad, but rather attacking her with this comment: "What is it about Palin and Twitter? Is it that 140 characters represents the maximum length of Palin's attention span?" and this link attached. (where he continues the attack, not on substance...nope, just name calling)

Sarah responded twice more: "Grayson's twisted campaign ad adds to 'media distrust' problem; he blatantly lies in vile rant, but greedy media run it anyway w/no fact check," and "Florida deserves the best! No need 2 settle 4 such an odd, troubled character 2 represent your beautiful state. Take pride in Daniel Webster." 

Funny. Grayson responds just like a wounded animal would respond when he fears for his life...clearly, he sees her as a threat to his political life and can't muster up enough sanity to respond in a more civil manner. 

It's OK. He'll be rendered irrelevant soon enough. Meanwhile, want to support Daniel Webster? Please do. You can donate to his campaign by following this link

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Conservative Women Under Attack, As Usual...

If you've paid much attention lately to the mainstream media, whether it be television or print, you've probably noticed that it's, once again, open season on women in politics. Particularly, conservative women.

I'm amused by it, frankly. Conservative women don't typically play the role of victim unless there's a legitimate reason to do so. In fact, rather than throwing a temper tantrum like those we've seen from the left, we fight back. With both barrels (figuratively speaking, of course, and literally only when necessary). That's just how we do things in the real world, where real women live and breathe.

I've been ticked off about it for a long time. In fact, it's the reason this blog exists. Yesterday, however, as I listened to Rush Limbaugh (yep, that's another thing us conservative women are prone to do), I was re-energized. I don't know about you, but I have had it with the trashing of conservative women by politicians in the Democrat Party, as well as those so-called journalists who have fourteen viewers on networks like MSNBC and other such places. If they could simply focus on where they disagree with these candidates on policy, that's fair game, yet they haven't the slightest interest in doing so. 

As I began to try to do some research for this post, I was listening to Sean Hannity (don't pass out, but--for the record--this is yet another thing conservative women just might be prone to do). He was interviewing Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Republican from Minnesota, who's running for re-election this year against Tarryl Clark. It seems Bachmann is so dangerous that the Democrats have pulled out all the stops to attack her, sending not only former President Bill Clinton into the ring, but President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be coming to the state to stump for her opponent in the coming weeks--something that, we all know, can only serve to help Michele Bachmann. Clinton, in a speech given last week in Minnesota, told Clark "your opponent is the ultimate example of putting ideology over evidence." He went on to explain what he meant, which made no more sense than the original statement, and then went on to say this "That’s how I see Representative Bachmann. She’s very attractive in saying all these things she says, but it’s pretty stupid."...really, Bill? Is she attractive? You just can't help yourself, now can you?

In the midst of writing this post, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (the gift that keeps on giving) told a group of constituents that New York's junior Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is the "hottest member in the Senate"

We've all seen the drama that has unfolded in Delaware in the last couple of weeks, as Christine O'Donnell won the Republican primary in her race against the incumbent, crybaby Congressman Mike Castle. Words can't even describe the snit-fit that ensued. If you weren't paying attention, allow me to enlighten you. 

Frankly, I paid little attention to the race in Delaware before last week. I knew it was a hotly contested race, but my focus was elsewhere, so when I woke to the news reports of the sulking Congressman blaming everyone but his sorry self, I was outraged. His campaign continued to spread lies about this woman...sound familiar? I imagine so. He took it right out of the Democrat playbook--if you can't argue the issues, attack the individual. (especially if that individual happens to be female) 

First, they said she didn't get a college diploma. Not true. It took her years to pay her school bill--something with which MANY Americans can relate (yours truly included). Some schools simply won't bestow your diploma until the bill is paid, and this was the case for Christine. She obtained a degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

Next came the assertion that she wasn't even a Delaware resident because she has chosen to keep her address private. You'll remember the news reports in 2008 about a Delaware candidate's home and campaign office being vandalized? Well, that happened to be Christine O'Donnell's home and office. For her own personal safety, she has chosen this time around to keep her personal information private. 

Then came the story that she'd lost her home in a foreclosure. Total lie. Like the majority of homeowners in the last couple of years, she struggled to make some of her payments. Thankfully, she was able to sell her home and escape foreclosure. You can view the document here

This next issue she's faced is one that someone close to me is facing, so I was particularly amused to hear Karl Rove say that her counter to this accusation was simply not believable. Perhaps Mr. Rove has never encountered the IRS and the "computer errors" they are known to make. During her election against then Senator Joe Biden during 2008, Christine was audited by the IRS. After a long process, the issue was supposed to have been cleared up in early spring, however, Ms. O'Donnell instead received letter informing her of a tax lien, claiming she had not responded to their earlier requests. When confronted with this issue, the IRS admitted the letter was a mistake and chalked it up to a "computer error". You can visit this site to view the letter of release, and this site to view the transcript of the phone call Christine made to the IRS. There are other documents you can view at her site, should you wish to do so. 

In the end, crybaby Castle chose to whine about how it's everyone else's fault he lost the race, and has chosen not to endorse the winner of the primary seat in a race she won fair and square. Instead, he's mulling over the possibility of running as a write-in candidate like the sulking Lisa Murkowski in Alaska. 

Look, I'm all about debate. Part of the beauty of our system of government is the freedom to have that discussion. It's not often easy, and when the political arena is as heated as it is currently, there are going to be not only debates, but very heated debates. That's expected. What's not acceptable are the politics of personal destruction, and the blatant hypocrisy that is running rampant on the left. It's even acceptable, in my opinion, to look at a candidate's finances and other issues that lie in their past. That's fair game--but making things up, or zeroing in on the comments one candidate made (O'Donnell) in her teens and never taking a second glance at your own candidates (they could start with the President)--and going even further and trying to cover up what has been found, is just plain wrong and shouldn't be tolerated. 

I'm always telling our daughter, when someone attacks you personally, it's because they feel threatened...I think that's exactly the case with the Democrats and so called "moderate" Republicans. They go after the women in the conservative wing of the Republican party because they feel threatened. These women have the guts to say what they can't bear to utter, and they can't stand it, so they go on the attack like caged animals. That's why you have people like Harry Reid and others saying some of the ridiculous things they're saying. They just can't help themselves. 

I'm going to close this post with a link to an excellent article Ann Coulter wrote recently that speaks to much of the hypocrisy on the left. How Many Times Did Goldwater Run For President Again? The conservative ladies on the right are doing a mighty fine job of defending themselves, the Constitution, and daring to take a stand for what's right. I hope you'll join me in supporting them (and our guys) at the polls in November. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sarah On Healthcare...

Sarah, on her Facebook page today, highlights many of the lies in Obamacare. She's included a link to a list of candidates who voted for this "mother of all unfunded mandates". Read on...

It’s now six months since President Obama took control of one-sixth of the private sector economy with his health care “reform,” and the first changes to our health care system come into effect today. Despite overwhelming public dislike of the bill, we were told that D.C. knows best, and there was nothing to worry about, and we’d be better off swallowing the pill called Obamacare; so, in defiance of the will of the people, the President and his party rammed through this mother of all unfunded mandates. Nancy Pelosi said Congress had to pass the bill so that Americans could “find out what is in it.” We found out that it’s even worse than we feared.
Remember when the president said, If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor? Not true. In Texas alone a record number of doctors are leaving the Medicare system because of the cuts in reimbursements forced on them by Obamacare! The president of the Texas Medical Association, Dr. Susan Bailey, warns that “the Medicare system is beginning to implode.”
Remember the Obama administration’s promise that Obamacare would cut a typical family’s premium by up to $2500 a year? Not true. In fact, fueled by reports that insurers expect premiums to rise by as much as 25 percent as a result of Obamacare, Senate Democrats are contemplating the introduction of price controls.
Remember when the president said in his address to Congress that no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions? That turned out to be yet another one of those “You lie!” moments. We found out that Obamacare-mandated high risk insurance pools set up in states like Pennsylvania and New Mexico will fund abortions after all. 
Remember the promise that Obamacare would strengthen small businesses? Not true either. The net result of Obamacare is that small businesses will face higher health care costs, new Medicare taxes, and higher regulation compliance costs, while the much-hyped health care tax credit for small businesses turns out to be almost impossible to obtain.
Remember the president’s promise that his bill would ensure everyone [has] some basic security? False again. Besides the great uncertainty that Obamacare hampers businesses with, companies now find it is actually cheaper to pay the $2000 per employee fine imposed by Obamacare than to keep insuring their workforce. This leaves millions of American workers at risk of losing their employer-provided health insurance. 
And remember when the Obama administration said they would not be “rationing care” in the future? That ol’ death panels thing I wrote about last year? That was before Obamacare was passed. Once it passed, they admitted there was going to be rationing after all. There has to be. The reality of Obamacare is that it enshrines what the New York Times called “The Power of No” – the government’s power to say no to your request for treatment of the people you love. The fact that the president used a recess appointment to push through the nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tells you all you need to know about this administration’s intentions. After all, Berwick is the man who said, “The decision is not whether we will ration care – the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.
By the way, when the administration was talking about that independent board that has the statutory power to decide which categories of treatment are worthy of funding based on efficiency calculations (that, again, sounded to me like a panel of faceless bureaucrats making life and death decisions about your loved ones – which, again, is what I referred to as a death panel), it was another opportunity for Americans to hear the truth about Obamacare’s intentions.
So, yes, those rationing “death panels” are there, and so are the tax increases that the president also promised were absolutely not in his bill. (Aren’t you tiring of the untruths coming from this White House and the liberals in Congress?) When the state of Florida filed a challenge to Obamacare on the basis that the mandates in the bill are unconstitutional, the Obama Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss the suit by citing the Anti-Injuction Act, which blocks courts from interfering with the federal government’s ability to collect taxes. Yes, taxes! Once the bill was passed it was no longer politically inconvenient for the Obama administration to admit that it makes no difference whether the payment is a tax or a penalty because it’s “assessed and collected in the same manner.” The National Taxpayer Advocate has already warned that “Congress must provide sufficient funding” to allow the IRS to collect this new tax. Pretty soon we’ll be paying taxes just to make it possible for the IRS to collect all the additional taxes under Obamacare! Seems as if this is another surprise that the public found out about after the bill was rammed through.
But perhaps the most ridiculous promise of all was the president’s assurance that Obamacare will lead to bending the curve on health care spending. Yes, rationing is a part of the new system, and yes, Obamacare does raise taxes. But because the new government managed system is so incredibly complicated and expensive to run, health care spending will actually rise instead of fall. Don’t believe me? Then take a look at the Congressional Budget Office’s admittance that the CBO’s original estimate of the total costs of the bill were off by around $115 billion. Its new estimate is now above $1 trillion, and even that may be way too low. A more realistic figure calculated by the Pacific Research Institute puts the number at $2.5 to $3 trillion over the next 10 years! This is probably what President Obama was referring to when he admitted recently that he had known all along that at the margins his proposals were going to drive up costs. Give us a break! Only in this administration would they refer to a $3 trillion spending increase as “marginal.” Next time he comes to us with another one of his harebrained proposals for a budget-busting federal power grab, let’s make sure we remember the president’s admission that he was lying all along when he told us his health care plan was going to cut costs. He is increasing costs. He admits it now. Period.
Higher costs and worse care – is it any wonder why people are overwhelmingly in favor of repealing and replacing Obamacare? Politicians who have vacillated on this issue need to be fired. Candidates who don’t support “repeal and replace” don’t deserve your support. No amount of money spent on Washington’s government-wide apolitical public information campaign (otherwise known as “propaganda”) will convince Americans that this awful legislation is anything other than a debt-driven big government train wreck. We need to repeal and replace it, and that can only happen if we elect a new Congress that will make scrapping Obamacare one of its top priorities. We canreplace it with pro-private sector, patient-oriented reform that the GOP has proposed. 
On March 23, when Obamacare was signed into law, I launched my Take back the 20 campaign, focusing on 20 congressional districts that John McCain and I carried in 2008 which are or were represented by members of Congress who voted in favor of Obamacare. They need to be held accountable for those votes. They voted for Obamacare. Now we can vote against them. We need to replace them with representatives who will respect the will of the people.
 That’s why today I’m launching a new Take Back the 20 website at! provides information about the candidates in these 20 districts who are committed to repealing and replacing Obamacare. It has links to their personal websites and their donation pages. It allows you to read up on them, and then support them in their race to defeat those who gave us this terrible bill.
We have to send Washington a message that it’s not acceptable to disregard the will of the people. We have to tell them enough is enough. No more defying the Constitution. No more driving us off a financial cliff. We must repeal and replace Obamacare with patient-centered, results-driven, free market reform that provides solutions to people of all income levels without bankrupting our country.
 It’s time to make a stand! Let’s take back the 20!
- Sarah Palin