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

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Awakening of the Conservative Woman **UPDATED**

Every once in a while I find a video I can't help but share, and this is one of them. It speaks for itself, so I won't bother to add commentary.


Fire From The Heartland from Citizens United on Vimeo.

**UPDATED** See this site for an excellent review by Adrienne Royer.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

May We Never Forget

Where were you that day--the day time seemed to stand still? It seems we all remember exactly where we were nine years ago when our lives, in a matter of mere seconds, seemed to be altered forever.

At least for awhile.

I was sitting at a table in Cracker Barrel having breakfast with our little girl. My phone rang, and it was my husband instructing me to drop what I was doing, go home quickly, and stay there. They had no idea how many sites would be attacked or where the attacks would take place. The drive home seemed to take forever. As I watched events unfold on live television, I vividly remember the fear that began to take hold of my heart. America was under attack. 

The hours ahead were some of the most frightening I've ever experienced. I cannot imagine what it must have been like for those who had loved ones unaccounted for in New York City, Washington, or in the skies over Pennsylvania. It must have been the closest thing to hell on earth one can experience. Nearly 3,000 Americans died that day.

Freedom's price. 

One of the things I most cherish about that time in our nation's history is how suddenly this divided country came together as one.

One nation under God, indivisible. For a time, we realized what was important in life, and, united behind our President, we vowed to hunt down and kill the terrorists who committed this terrible act. How thankful I am that we were blessed to have a man like President George W. Bush in the White House--the leadership he displayed in the days that would follow would be nothing short of amazing.

How soon we forget. It didn't take long. But for today, let us remember. And tomorrow, when life goes back to whatever your normal is, try to remember that for those who lost loved ones on 9/11, their reality is quite different. Their lives never did go back to normal. They haven't forgotten. 

May God give us the strength to remember with renewed commitment, in honor of those who have given their lives. Freedom comes at a great price, and only those who dare to fight for it are able to hold onto it.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. -Thomas Jefferson

Friday, September 10, 2010

Chris Matthews Attacks Sarah Again

An article posted on Newsbusters this morning enlightens all of us that have better things to do with our time than watch Chris Matthews on MSNBC about his latest antics regarding Sarah Palin.

Chris Matthews on Thursday accused Sarah Palin of aiding and abetting Pastor Terry Jones, the man threatening to burn Korans on Saturday's ninth anniversary of 9/11.
For days, Matthews and his colleagues on MSNBC have been calling upon Republicans to speak out against Jones.
On Wednesday, the former Alaska governor did exactly that at her Facebook page and at Twitter
But this wasn't enough for Matthews who repeatedly on the 5PM installment of "Hardball" attacked Palin for being too "soft" in her admonishment of Jones, and actually accused her of giving the Pastor the linkage between burning Korans and the controversy surrounding the Ground Zero mosque.
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Seriously, Chris? How about getting a real job and quit wasting valuable air time with your garbage? Really, it's you seriously think that the American people are so stupid? Don't answer that, we know you do. Perhaps one day you'll get the message when you happen to notice the fact that your ratings are dropping like lead. Until then, enjoy those tingles you keep getting up your leg every time you hear the President, you sick little man.

The truth is, Sarah did speak out on the Koran burning, and in case you didn't read the entire Newsbusters article, here is the post Sarah put up on her Facebook page early yesterday afternoon.

Book burning is antithetical to American ideals. People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation – much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.
I would hope that Pastor Terry Jones and his supporters will consider the ramifications of their planned book-burning event. It will feed the fire of caustic rhetoric and appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance. Don’t feed that fire. If your ultimate point is to prove that the Christian teachings of mercy, justice, freedom, and equality provide the foundation on which our country stands, then your tactic to prove this point is totally counter-productive.
Our nation was founded in part by those fleeing religious persecution. Freedom of religion is integral to our charters of liberty. We don’t need to agree with each other on theological matters, but tolerating each other without unnecessarily provoking strife is how we ensure a civil society. In this as in all things, we should remember the Golden Rule. Isn’t that what the Ground Zero mosque debate has been about?

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Are you registered to vote?

I heard yesterday, on the Mark Levin show, that statistics say only 1 in 5 voters actually vote in midterm elections. That's insane, and in an election like we're facing in November, every single vote counts. (Especially when dead people and cartoon characters are voting Democrat) 

I said during the 2008 elections, and I'll say it again...Conservative women are the not-so-silent-anymore majority in America. We just need to act on it, and quit thinking our votes don't matter. Consider the fact that just after the election in '08, Smart Girl Politics--a growing conservative women's networking site--had 60 members (I'm proud to say I was one of them). Fast forward to September 2010, their membership is going strong and growing, at just under 18,000 members. That's no small matter, and points to the fact that Conservative women are feeling empowered, and letting their voices be heard like never before. 

Funny thing, though. Turns out feminists only think you're allowed to speak up if you put a "D" by your name. You can't be conservative and have a voice, ladies. I could list links, but you'd be looking all day...they're never ending. Look how Sarah is treated, and you really need no further evidence. Men on the left, from the President on down to people like David Letterman, would have her sit down and shut up, and have used every trick in the book to make her do just that. (something that would have N.O.W. up in arms were it happening to their chosen ones) Thank God, unlike some of the wimps we have in the GOP, she's got guts and refuses to be silent.

So, I ask you. Are you registered to vote? If you are, have you encouraged others to register? Ask your girlfriends--you'd be surprised how many women there are that don't think it's necessary to cast a vote. There's never been a more important time in our nation's history than right now, this election. Your vote very well could make the difference, so don't stay home. Motivate others in your circle of friends and family to vote, or register to vote, and encourage them to do what you're doing. If we can even just get 2 out of 5 to the polls, we can make a huge difference on Election Day. Don't count on everyone else--your vote matters.

New Hampshire:
New Jersey:
New York:
North Carolina:
North Dakota:
Rhode Island:

South Carolina:
South Dakota:



West Virginia:



**If you are unsure of your polling location or if you aren't registered, your state website should be able to answer any questions you have. 

Friday, September 03, 2010

Dr. Gina Loudon explains the truth about the Vanity Fair hit piece by Joseph Gross

As most of you know by now, Vanity Fair has published an article this month that might just be the nastiest one yet about Sarah. There was someone else there that day, however, when Mr. Gross was supposedly doing his research, and it was Dr. Gina Loudon. Here, she explains: 

The Truth about That Dishonest Vanity Fair Palin Story, from One Who Was There
Remember Vanity Fair (you know–the stale, old magazine that no one buys unless they are on the cover or they are wishing they were, like Joy Behar)? The recent hit piece on Sarah Palin by Michael Joseph Gross reveals that they must be as desperate as the rest of the MSM for sales/ratings, because they have lost all credibility, if they ever had any.
Reading his tripe was excruciating. Some 90% of the hard accusations are attributed to anonymous “sources.” This is billed as a profile piece, not exactly Watergate. You have to do better than attributing everything to an anonymous “Deep Throat.”
I have read a lot of MSM slime over the years, but never, ever have I felt subjected to a more jealous, petty, sophomoric, disturbed piece of ragslime than I do after reading this latest on Sarah Palin. Gross left nothing alone. He attacked her beauty, intelligence, marriage, parents, friends, family, children, ability, sincerity, honesty, faith, state, husband, home, shoes, speeches, pastor, book, job, cooking, hunting skills, supporters, church, weight, undergarments… the list goes on. I honestly cannot think of anything about her that he did not attack.
Sarah Palin doesn’t need me, or anyone else to defend her. She is strong, self assured, and she has heard all of this unoriginal slime before now. The only thing new in his story is the new depth of utter disregard for professionalism in journalism. Here is an excerpt:
“When …Piper Palin turns around, she sees her parents thronged by admirers, and the crowd rolling toward her and the baby, her brother Trig, born with Down syndrome in 2008. Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, bend down and give a moment to the children; a woman, perhaps a nanny, whisks the boy away; and Todd hands Sarah her speech and walks her to the stage.”
Unfortunately for Mr. Gross, it happens that I shared the stage with Sarah Palin at that event. I announced my BUYcott of Arizona that day, and I remember it well.
As I stood backstage with the Palins I remember a reporter asking me if I were “Trig’s Nanny” with a hint of something I didn’t trust in his eyes. I coldly retorted, “no, I am Samuel’s mother.” He looked confused, and had more questions to follow. In his VF story, he said that no one is willing to speak about Sarah “on the record” unless they are paid by her, or afraid. I was one of the people you interviewed Mr. Gross. I am not paid, or afraid. But since you opted not to print what I told you, here is the rest of the story:Since the first time the Governor saw my son Samuel (who also has Down syndrome), she bolts across the room to greet him every time she sees him. She nuzzles him like a mother who loves children with Down syndrome does. I remember commenting to my husband that she always “does the mama smell” of Samuel, that only moms understand. Continue reading here.  

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Well, Hello Again...

Hey there, friends! I've missed you! 

Welcome to all the new followers, and if you're new to the site, please allow me to apologize for the lack of posting in recent months. 

I lost touch for awhile. A long while.

My suspicion is, you know exactly how I feel. 

After the '08 election season, with all it's excitement (and if you haven't a clue what I mean, please check out the archives. You're in for an eye full), I needed a break. I tried to write here and there, even got involved on other sites doing some writing, thought I was being pulled in another direction entirely, even got mentioned in a book. (A very excellent one, I might add. You should go check it out!) 

But, nothing satisfied. 

Every time I even listen to or read about politics (and I do, daily) it literally makes me sick to my stomach. I've had no idea where to take this blog, or even what to say. Clearly, I can comment about politics in general, even if the subject is primarily Sarah Palin. She's been incredibly busy these days, so I'd have plenty to talk about...but something has been missing. I even created another blog so that I could write devotional type posts and satisfy my need to write about those sorts of things that are most important to me. This weekend, however, something happened to me that has begun to change my thinking. 

While nearly a half million people just like many of you were attending the Restoring Honor rally on the mall just a few short blocks from where I was, I was sitting in the Verizon arena, filled with over 20,000 Women of Faith. It was amazing, and if a woman sitting in that arena wasn't moved by what she heard, she might just be immovable. I was reminded what a great God I serve, and it occurred to me that I have very much shied away from talking about my personal "religious" beliefs, and those of Sarah Palin, on this blog. I guess I've kind of bought into the whole misrepresentation of the "separation of church and state" issue we've heard from the left for years. We touched on it some during the election, in posts like this one (be sure, if you take the time to read it, that you read the comment section as well--it's really better than the post itself) and others, but for the most part haven't discussed it much. 

I'm terribly sorry for that. As I viewed the reruns of the rally on the mall here in Washington this week, and thought about the conference I attended, I realized how many people were in our nation's capitol last weekend praising God! How amazing is that?!

Just when I was thinking I needed motivation to get my rear in gear writing again on this blog, I did something I rarely do these days, and I think it just might be the motivation I've been looking for, especially coupled with my realization this weekend. I turned the channel to a network I can barely stomach. 

Two words: Chris. Matthews. 


Few words get under the skin of those of us who believe in real journalism and conservatism more than the name of the MSNBC host of Hardball. If you aren't familiar with the name, you may remember his comment after an Obama speech: "I felt this thrill going up my leg!" (after which he explained that this was an objective assessment) 

As I watched, I really was quite shocked by what I heard. Why, I don't know, because it isn't unusual. I guess I just haven't really listened in a while, and maybe that's good. When we get a daily dose of that garbage, we tend to get desensitized. They began to talk about Sarah, and the Vanity Fair hit piece that's about to hit news stands--you know she's a subject they cannot stop talking about--and not once during the conversation (that lasted probably fifteen minutes, I'm guessing) did they talk about actual policy. What they did discuss, however, was her looks and how bad she looks up against Tina Fey (seriously??)...they talked about what a liar she is, but cited not one fact...they talked about what a hack she is, from a small town like Wasilla, where no one supports her (which, I suspect, is absolutely untrue)...claimed she calls herself the next Ronald Reagan (had no source for that either, because it isn't true)...and complained about how shrill her voice is, and how they cannot believe anyone would want to listen to that nonsense. (she only draws the biggest crowds of any politician in recent history, but that's really nothing big, right?) Nothing with any substance or fact. 

Ever wonder why that is? 

You liberals who come here just to leave trashy comments, still, even when I haven't published a post in weeks--please, just settle down and think about it for a second. Have you ever stopped to think about why it is you hate Sarah Palin so much? You trash her because she was a homemaker before diving into politics, yet you then trashed her once she entered the arena because she was a working mom. You trash her because she's a Christian, yet you back the people wishing to trample the hearts of those whose loved ones were killed on 9/11 by building a mosque on their graves. You trash her for being very vocal about where she differs with Obama, yet you spent eight years squealing about George Bush, and still are. You trash her looks, and for that there is just no reason except pure jealousy. I could go on and on, and believe me, I will. For now, however, I'm going to trust that you get the point. 

Well, I'm sick of being quiet. I was ridiculed once, because I stated in an interview on CNN that one of the reasons I like Sarah Palin is because I am a Sarah Palin. That started a firestorm of hit pieces in the blogosphere and local south Florida newspapers aimed at me. The left has one tactic when they disagree--destroy. Instead of being hailed as a woman trying to generate a grassroots movement (getting"moms" to the voting booth) or being complimented as someone who was at least trying to do something, I was suddenly the fat, home schooling mom with crooked teeth, painted as a rich hick from Florida who was a "fan" of Sarah Palin. Nothing could have been farther from the truth, although the 3 minute CNN piece itself was more fair than I ever expected. (it was the CNN viewers who spewed the venom) First, I admit I have some pounds to lose, that's a given. (what woman doesn't feel that way?) It's true that I home schooled at the time, my teeth are not crooked, and having the ability to decorate well and shop for bargains certainly doesn't make us a rich family. If being from south Florida made me a hick, then I guess that one was true. What I meant by my comment was this--I'm a Christian wife and mom who, when my God, my family or my country are being attacked, is gonna come out swinging. That mama bear instinct Sarah talks about so frequently is something I can connect with. I admire that Sarah was that mama who saw a need in her little town of Wasilla, and stepped up to the plate to meet it. She had more guts than most men I know to do a thing like that, and I admire her for it. I've been accused of worshipping her, but nothing here has ever given that impression. To even be accused of that is absurd after watching the campaign of Barack Obama. I worship no person. My trust is in my almighty God, and I admire the politician with guts enough to say that out loud. Sarah Palin is that politician. As for me, I'm just a mommy blogger who decided to do something I actually had the freedom and the ability to do--share my opinion. Don't agree? I'm sorry you feel that way, but that's okay, we can't win 'em all.  

I have no idea what Sarah's political future is. I've gotten emails from readers asking me to give messages to Sarah...other than a handshake at a rally, I have never talked with Sarah Palin. My dream would be to one day sit down and do an in depth interview with Sarah, and if God allows such a thing, you'll be the first to hear about it. But know this, I'm just a mama who's passionate about what's right, and I believe Sarah is too. That's why I support her. As election season gets into full swing, I intend to stay motivated, writing about the things here that matter most to those of us who are conservatives. I get mad from time to time, and I come out swinging. I've been ridiculed for that, and as much as I'd love to say I'm sorry, it would be a lie. I'm not sorry for being passionate about my country. 

I watched (the replay) as that massive crowd said the Pledge of Allegiance on Saturday, and I began to cry. You can do that on the mall in Washington, but you can't even do it in the classrooms of our schools, I commented to my family. It breaks my heart. As my friends and I left the city on Saturday, I remarked how amazed I was that the trash was in and around the trash cans. I've been to DC for other big events, and the place was absolutely trashed. It wasn't so on Saturday. There was something different in the air, and we could feel it. I hope and pray that, as Glenn Beck said, the tide is turning. 

This mom will no longer be fearful of writing what's on her heart. I've rarely asked my readers to email me (or leave comments), but I would love to hear from you. ( What would you like to know about Sarah? What other topics would you like to see discussed? What draws you to Sarah Palin? I'd love to hear your thoughts. There was a time, early in the life of this blog, where the readers were much more involved, and I'd like it to be so again. 

Until then, be encouraged. Pray for our country, and love on those sweet families of yours. Take a stand for what you believe in, girls--if we don't, who's left that will?