Tuesday, May 31, 2011

5 Reasons Why I Believe Sarah Palin Can Win The White House in 2012

This political game we see playing out before us is quite fascinating, is it not? The very media that claims to loathe Sarah Palin--the same media that has gone to great lengths to, with their counterparts in the Democrat party, destroy both Sarah and her family--that same media is now scrambling to figure out her every move on this “One Nation” bus tour. (see pics at Sarah PAC) Meanwhile, during an interview with Greta Van Sustern yesterday, Sarah clearly feels she owes the media absolutely nothing. And she doesn't. 

So--gasp--how can she possibly win the White House without the mainstream media in her back pocket? Whether or not she can remains to be seen, but I can tell you this...her toying with them in this cat and mouse game is a blast to watch!

I believe Sarah can win the White House in 2012 for the following five reasons: 

1. She's right on the issues. Small government, remaining true to the Constitution, and drill-baby-drill are just a few of the important issues on which she would run. A recent Battleground poll confirmed that 57% of Americans consider themselves to be conservative, while only 37% call themselves liberal. A recent Sachs/Mason-Dixon poll determined that 65% of Americans back an amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced budget, while Gallop polls show that 61% of Americans oppose abortion, well over 60% oppose amnesty for illegals (put forth by Obama and the Democrat party), and over 70% oppose Obamacare...the numbers don't lie, folks. The majority of Americans are Conservative. 
2. Once the American people get to know the real Sarah--not the Sarah the media has presented--they'll love her. To know her is to love her. Recently, when discussing the possibility of a Palin White House with a friend, the friend angrily responded with a line she'd heard directly from a media source who hadn't the slightest clue what he was talking about. Conservatives tend to be guilty of this--believing the very media we know is out to destroy any conservative on the ballot. Don't fall into this trap! Do your research and quit believing the garbage being spewed in the liberal media. Get to know Sarah--watch her TLC show Sarah Palin's Alaska. Dig into the archives of this blog and others like it. (see the link lists, there are many) Read the books written about her, like Sarah by Kaylene Johnson. Better yet, read something she's written herself: Going Rogue and America By Heart. I'm not suggesting you line her pockets with more money if that's your issue with her--go check them out at the library, and if they don't have what you're looking for, submit a request. Do your research on where she stands on the issues instead of taking the word of the media at face value. For instance, did you know that Sarah never actually said you could see Alaska from her house? You heard that on a SNL clip, and believed it. 

3. She's one of us. (this is the point that makes liberals foam at the mouth) Some people prefer a Harvard-educated wealthy liberal elitist in the White House. Conservatives? Not so much. Sarah Palin is middle, mainstream America. She's walked a day in the shoes of the average hard working American, and is tired of the liberal elite trying to make the rest of America subservient to their agenda. 
4. She has experience, with a track record to back it up. The very people who support the murder of millions of little ones through abortion are Sarah's most vicious critics when it comes to the choice she and Todd made for her to work outside the home. A wife and mother of five children, Sarah juggled her many responsibilities while she, first, successfully completed two terms on the Wasilla City Council, followed by two terms as the Mayor of Wasilla. She then went on to be elected as Governor of Alaska, and was sworn in on December 4, 2006. In August of 2008, she was announced as Senator John McCain's running mate in the '08 elections. You know the rest of the story. 

5. She has character. This point really doesn't need much explanation. Take a look at Obama and his associations, then look at Sarah and her associations. You know the adage--birds of a feather...

Whether or not Sarah will run is anybody's guess. Maybe she's gearing up for a senate run in AZ, or maybe she really is just a chick on a bus tour with her family highlighting the history of this great nation. Better yet, perhaps all this publicity really is the beginning of what will be a campaign for President. I know this, whatever it is, is going to be incredibly fascinating to watch! 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Today has been set aside as a time of reflection. Many of us will fill this day with activities involving family, friends, the back yard grill, and maybe a parade. Surely, these are all good things. Indeed, those we commemorate on this day died so that we may enjoy this day and every other, under the banner of a free republic. There are those that remain on the battlements and guard us in the dark night against the predations of wicked men. Civilized society is insulated from the brutality of evil men and the ravenous appetites of despots. But they are there, prowling on the other side of civilized society's keep, ready to burn, pillage, and do murder. Soft men in tailored suits, ensconced in the delicacies of urban society have been bred to effete manners and assume that the role of the warrior is obsolete because they live within a sterile cocoon, blind and ignorant like hatchlings given their sustenance and defended. Left to themselves, they would go blundering from safety and be rent into bloody shreds, amid their meager flapping and piteous shrieks. Today we must remember the naked reality that evil will run wild if left unpunished by warriors and that noble men have gone before to man the wall against the barbarians and have died for their brothers-in-arms, for their wives and children, for their countrymen, for the golden dream of a free republic. We owe them the homage of our thoughts and our respect. We owe them the honor of fame and the glory of monument. Let the insipid metro-man give place. Let us honor the noble warrior today, and shower their memory with the laurels of our deepest gratitude.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Roll On, Rolling Thunder

courtesy, abc news
Dressed in all black, riding the back of a Harley today in Washington DC, Sarah was joined by her family as she rode with the Rolling Thunder

There’s no better way to see D.C. than on the back of a Harley! My family may be used to snowmachines more so than motorcycles (though you couldn’t tell it with Todd driving a hog today with Piper on the back and with Bristol riding on the back of another bike). But whether you’re riding the open road or the frozen tundra, you’re celebrating a free spirit. What could be more American than that?  
Today’s Rolling Thunder rally in DC is all about freedom. And it’s about duty and loyalty and service. The message heard loud and clear through the roar of tens of thousands of bike engines declared, “We will never forget our heroes left behind!” Truly, our POWs and MIAs honored today are America’s real heroes.
In addition to drawing special attention to POWs and MIAs, Rolling Thunder works to help all veterans, active duty service men and women, and military families in so many ways. Riding with these patriots today reinforced that we must do all we can to remind all Americans that we owe our freedom to our vets and to those missing and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to make this the greatest country on earth. They deserve our debt of gratitude. It’s not the politician or the reporter who makes us free; it is the veteran.
One man who clearly understands this is Rep. Allen West, who was there today to honor our military. I really appreciated meeting him. Thank you for spending your day with the troops, Lt. Colonel West!...read the rest of the story here...
**Update: SarahPAC releases images of today's event. Follow this link. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sarah PAC Releases Promotional Video For "One Nation" Tour

Excellent video...and certainly feeds all the chatter about a 2012 Presidential run, wouldn't you say?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Will Sarah Run?

That's the big question of the week. I, for one, am very happy Sarah's held off announcing whether or not she'll make a run for the White House in 2012. What's the hurry? I mean, why not sit back and wait another couple of weeks or more, let everyone else throw their hats into the race, see what the landscape's going to look like, and then make your move. Sounds like good strategy to me, yet I'm fascinated by all the banter I've heard over the fact that she hasn't announced yet. Ridiculous. Reports indicated that citizens of South Carolina were angered recently by her absence at the May 5th GOP debate hosted by Fox News' Brett Baier in Greenville, SC. I'm from Greenville, and frankly, I find that very hard to believe. We're eighteen months from the '12 elections, and voters are already getting their dander up about someone not showing for a debate? I think the voters of South Carolina have better sense than that. My guess is that the mainstream media decided to stir the pot like they always do, and what better way than to create a controversy where this isn't one? When it comes to Sarah, that's old, tired strategy.

So, is she going to run, or isn't she? We'll see. She launches her "One Nation" bus tour this weekend in Washington, DC--a new campaign she's launching to energize Americans and share the importance of those principles on which this great nation was founded. 

Not only that, Sarah has also authorized a documentary about her career that will debut next month in...none other than....Iowa.  

A recent re-do of her website, the possible purchase of a home in the lower 48, along with the fact that she's re-hired two top aides--Jason Recher and Doug McMarlin--has fed the buzz. These guys were instrumental in helping steer her 2010 midterm efforts, during which her endorsements became a valuable commodity. 

So, we'll wait and see with the rest of America. In the meantime, our mission here at M4SP continues...conservative women, get engaged. Get involved. It's time to wake up and take back our country--my friends, we hold the key

Your thoughts?

Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama Isn't Barack Hussein Obama's Trophy Kill

The death of Osama Bin Laden has ignited an orgy of self-congratulatory bloviation from the left. This unrestrained adulation is jarringly strange coming from the anti-war, anti-military left. It seems that even Joy Behar has been caught up in the breathless Obama worship, remarking that the 2012 elections should be cancelled. Barack Hussein Obama’s statement regarding Bin Laden’s death contained at least 10 references to the personal pronouns “I” or “me.” Amidst all the democrat back-slapping, I’m reminded of Harry Reid’s infamous statement, “this war is lost.” Barack Hussein Obama and the democrat party opposed the prosecution of the war on terror and subverted efforts to bring Bin Laden to justice. Interestingly, Gitmo detainee and waterboard subject Kahlid Shaikh Mohammed provided key information which led directly to the death of Bin Laden. Gitmo, water boarding, and rendition were all tools utilized by the Bush administration, receiving withering criticism from Obama and the democrat party.

Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) is located in Cuba and is staffed by approximately 9000 U.S. Marines and sailors. The Guantanamo Bay area was offered to the U.S. Government as a perpetual lease in 1903 by Tomas Estrada Palma, who became Cuba’s first president. Gitmo’s current significance is associated with prison facilities located within the naval base. Within Gitmo’s state-of-the-art detention facilities are some of 9/11’s most notorious war criminals. The democrat party characterizes Gitmo as part of a complex of “secret” prisons in which, it is supposed, political prisoners are secreted, interrogated, or tortured. Oddly, Gitmo is notorious and hardly secret. The monolithic media are allowed regular access to the facility and have documented the impeccable nature of the detention facility and permissive accommodations that detainees enjoy regarding religious practice, exercise, and access to every modern convenience. Despite statements from B. Hussein Obama that he would immediately close Gitmo, Obama has continued the Bush policy of continuing to use Gitmo to house terrorism war criminals.

The practice of waterboarding was met with howls of protest from the left. Waterboarding is an enhanced interrogation technique in which the subject experiences simulated drowning. The technique results in no lasting physical or psychological injury. And, a physician is always present during the administration of the technique. Despite the benign nature of the technique and the overwhelming national security interest extant, B. Hussein Obama instructed his Department of Justice to investigate CIA interrogators for alleged criminal violations. The Obama administration attempted to classify the practice of waterboarding as a crime. However, Obama’s leftist witch hunt was thwarted by the thorough legal vetting conducted by the Bush administration. Information acquired through the use of waterboarding led directly to the death of Osama Bin Laden, which B. Hussein Obama directly authorized. Following his logic, Obama authorized the death of a foreign national based on information obtained by illegal means. So much for remaining true to the sacred principals that make our nation so respected in the international arena.

Obama has also been an outspoken opponent of the practice of rendition. Rendition involves the abduction and incarceration of terrorism suspects. It seems that Obama has lost his enlightened disdain for this practice. Since Barack Hussein Obama personally authorized the death of Osama Bin Laden, I assume his liberal sensibilities would not be offended by merely perpetrating an abduction.

In the end, the death of Osama Bin Laden is the inevitable result of Bush administration policies. Obama is merely a poacher. He presides over the worst economy since the great depression. Unemployment remains at staggering levels. Obamacare is a disaster. Obama’s Marxist policies have wrought catastrophic damage. Bin Laden’s death doesn’t change any of this. Bush led this country through the dark day of 9/11, provided principled leadership, and inspired the nation to act. Who will ever forget his 9/11 bullhorn speech: “I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you. And, the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

A Huge Thank You To Our U.S. Military

The shocking news hit the airways late Sunday night that Osama Bin Laden was killed today in Pakistan. Shortly after the news hit, President Obama made a statement: 
Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children.

It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory. Hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky.

The Twin Towers collapsing to the ground. Black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon. The wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction.

And yet we know that the worst images are those that were unseen to the world. The empty seat at the dinner table.

Children who were forced to grow up without their mother or their father. Parents who would never know the feeling of their child's embrace.

Nearly 3,000 citizens taken from us, leaving a gaping hole in our hearts.

On September 11th, 2001, in our time of grief, the American people came together. We offered our neighbors a hand, and we offered the wounded our blood. We reaffirmed our ties to each other and our love of community and country.

On that day, no matter where we came from, what god we prayed to or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family. We were also united in our resolve, to protect our nation and to -- to bring those who committed this vicious attack to justice.

We quickly learned that the 9/11 attacks were carried out by al Qaeda, an organization headed by Osama bin Laden, which had openly declared war on the United States and was committed to killing innocents in our country and around the globe. And so we went to war against al Qaeda, to protect our citizens, our friends, and our allies.

Over the last 10 years, thanks to the tireless and heroic work of our military and our counterterrorism professionals, we've made great strides in that effort. We've disrupted terrorist attacks and strengthened our homeland defense.

In Afghanistan, we removed the Taliban government which had given bin Laden and al Qaeda safe haven and support. And around the globe, we worked with our friends and allies to capture or kill scores of al Qaeda terrorists including several who were a part of the 9/11 plot.

Yet, Osama bin Laden avoided capture and escaped across the Afghan border into Pakistan. Meanwhile, al Qaeda continued to operate from along that border and operate through its affiliates across the world.

And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda. Even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle and defeat his network.

Then last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain. And it took many months to run this thread to ground.

I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside Pakistan.

And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.

Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abad Abad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties.

After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.

For over two decades, bin Laden has been al Qaeda's leader and symbol and has continued to plot attacks against our country and our friends and allies.

The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda.

And his death does not mark the end of our effort. There's no doubt that al Qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must and we will remain vigilant at home and abroad.

As we do, we must also reaffirm that the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. I've made clear just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11 that our war is not against Islam. Bin laden was not a Muslim leader. He was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries including our own.

So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity. Over the years, I've repeatedly made clear that we would take action within Pakistan if we knew where bin Laden was. That is what we've done.

But it's important to note that our counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan helped lead us to bin Laden and the compound where he was hiding. Indeed, bin Laden had declared war against Pakistan as well and ordered attacks against the Pakistani people.

Tonight I called President Zardari, and my team has also spoken with their Pakistani counterparts. They agree that this is a good and historic day for both of our nations. And going forward, it is essential that Pakistan continue to join us in the fight against al Qaeda and its affiliates.

The American people did not choose this fight. It came to our shores and started with the senseless slaughter of our citizens. After nearly 10 years of service, struggle and sacrifice, we know well the costs of war.

These efforts weigh on me every time I, as commander in chief, have to sign a letter to a family that has lost a loved one or look into the eyes of a service member who's been gravely wounded.

So Americans understand the costs of war. Yet as a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values that make us who we are.

And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda's terror, justice has been done.

Tonight we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counterterrorism professionals who've worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome. The American people do not see their work nor know their names, but tonight they feel the satisfaction of their work and the result of their pursuit of justice.

We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country. And they are part of a generation that has borne the heaviest share of the burden since that September day.

Finally, let me say to the families who lost loved ones on 9/11, that we have never forgotten your loss, nor wavered in our commitment to see that we do whatever it takes to prevent another attack on our shores.

And tonight, let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. I know that it has, at times, frayed. Yet today's achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.

The cause of securing our country is not complete, but tonight we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history. Whether it's the pursuit of prosperity for our people or the struggle for equality for all our citizens, our commitment to stand up for our values abroad, and our sacrifices to make the world a safer place.

Let us remember that we can do these things not just because of wealth or power, but because of who we are, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

Thank you. May God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America.

Shortly thereafter, former President Bush released his own statement on Facebook:
Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.
May God bless our amazing men and women in uniform, and God bless America.

**UPDATE: Late into the night, Sarah released her own statement on her Facebook page. 

Americans tonight are united in celebration and gratitude. God bless all the brave men and women in our military and our intelligence services who contributed to carrying out the successful mission to bring Bin Laden to justice and who laid the groundwork over the years to make this victory possible. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of these brave Americans who relentlessly hunted down our enemy.

This is a victory for the American people, for the victims who were heartlessly murdered on September 11 and in Al Qaeda’s other numerous attacks, and for all the peace-loving people of the world.

May God bless our troops and our intelligence services, and God bless America!

- Sarah Palin

Sunday, May 01, 2011

What It Means To Be A Democrat

Democrat? The word seems to ring with the resonance of republic, with ancient notions of Grecian democracy, and of enlightened political theory. However, the democratic party of the American Republic is a pale mockery of the form which it apes--a democratic republic. Our two party system sprang from the heated federalist and anti-federalist debates. In case you were wondering, our system of government is not a democracy, direct rule of the majority, but rather a republic; a system of government constrained by law derived from the consent of the governed. The federalists argued against many inherent rights just won from the English and favored continued subservience to King George III. The federalists were the pustulant womb from which our modern democrat party springs--totalitarian in orientation from its inception. The anti-federalists argued for inherent rights derived from Judeo-christian principle and gave rise to the modern republican party. Historically, democrat has been synonymous with the backward, anti-intellectual, and totalitarian impulse in American politics.
From America's earliest periods, the democrat party championed the basest predilections of the human mind. The democrat party was and is the party of slavery. In southern states, democrats opposed the emancipation of black slaves and took up arms in an attempt to preserve this despicable practice against the advancing armies of the North--the armies of a republican president, Abraham Lincoln. Democrats opposed the advancement of civil rights following the civil war through segregation legislation in the South.
Recent history shows the the democrat party has not lost it's racist "plantation" mentality, though its tactics have become a bit subtler since the days of clapping chains on African limbs. Through the democrat party's industry of racism, minorities have been imbued with the doctrine of victimization and helplessness, necessitating rescue from the party's powerful and enlightened leadership. This intellectual subjugation of minorities has led countless tens of thousands to be bound by chains forged of the mind, creating new plantations of slaves, a ready and permanent constituency of the incapable and victimized.
The democrat party is the party of "big brother," of no dissent and adherence to the party line. The democrat party is the party of the monolithic media establishment, who grind out party talking points without critical comment. The democrat party is the party of rabid hate speech and anti-feminism; consider the deconstruction of Sarah Palin.
What does it mean to be a democrat? It means that one must sell his or her liberty in order to purchase the illusion of security and safety. I'm reminded of Patrick Henry's words: "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?" The old democrat party of slavery is still the party of oppression. You just have to look past the smiling faces and tailored suits.