Tuesday, August 14, 2012

We Want Sarah To Speak At The Convention!

My friend John Hawkins over at Right Wing News published a blog post today that is most definitely worth reading and participating in.
As you may have heard, Sarah Palin isn't being given a speaking slot at the Republican National convention. Not only is Sarah Palin the single most prominent woman in the Republican party, a strong advocate of the Tea Party, and an electrifying speaker, she was the also VP candidate in 2008 and was one of the biggest impact players for the Republican Party during the 2010 elections. Not only does Sarah Palin deserve an opportunity to speak, she would be a tremendous asset at the convention. Read the rest here.
 ...And please consider signing the petition. Thanks so much!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ann Romney's Right to Choose...Isn't All That Important

It seems, rather than the most recent DNC talking points about Republicans waging a war on women, that instead the Obama regime has chosen to wage an all out war on mama grizzlies. And that is not cool.

Liberals, given the opportunity, tend to be the gift that keeps on giving. Hilary Rosen, an advisor to the always lovely DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, proved yesterday that she is no exception when she claimed that Ann Romney--stay at home mother of five boys and sixteen grand babies--has "never worked a day in her life". This ignited a firestorm and, as Michelle Malkin pointed out on Twitter, Rosen managed to do something the GOP couldn't do: unite the right behind Romney.

Most, on both sides of the aisle, rushed to the nearest microphone and denounced what Rosen proclaimed. However, it seems that new "tone" the President called for only really applies to...well...Republicans. The tone coming from the left on this issue? On twitter, it's repulsive. Twitchy has done an excellent job of compiling just a few of those nuggets of toned down rhetoric from the left. Check it out. (language alert)

Now, I don't know about you, but this whole controversy makes my blood boil. And, while the left is calling this outrage "trumped up" and "phony",  I can assure you with a great deal of certainty, it's not. And it's not going away.  Salon's Joan Walsh, in an interview yesterday on MSNBC, claimed that only rich women stay at home with their children. Apparently Joan doesn't get out much.

I'm a middle class mother who, until two years ago, stayed at home with our children. When they were old enough to go to school, my husband and I chose for me to go to work part time so that I could supplement our income and pay for them to attend a private school. Every penny I make goes right to the school bill. I never see a dime of it. In doing our taxes this year, we discovered that we are, in fact, spending about triple what I make on gas expenses, and in taxes, therefore making my being away from the home front so much a complete waste of time in terms of earnings. THIS I can thank the Obama administration for.

When our children were born, I worked a lucrative, full time job. The decision for me to stay home with our children wasn't a hard one, it simply meant sacrifices would be made. Did we feel others were wrong for making a different choice? No, it's a very personal choice, and frankly, it's not one every woman can handle. For us, the decision was made that I would be the one to stay home and provide care for our children rather than sending them off to daycare to spend most of the day being cared for by someone else. I've worked a lot of jobs in my lifetime, including waitressing, and janitorial work...nothing was as difficult as being a stay at home mother. The job never ends, there is never a vacation or a day off. But, it was also the most rewarding job I've ever had...because it wasn't a "job" at all. You see, I don't see caring for my family as "work", just like I didn't see having children as a burden. They are a joy, and a gift to be treasured. I count myself very blessed, having been given the great honor of spending time at home raising our babies while my husband was hard at work, providing for our family.

Mitt and Ann Romney are very blessed. They have worked hard for all of their lives to have the income that has afforded them the nicer things in life. That's the beauty of America. Not only did Romney stay at home and raise five boys, she also survived breast cancer, and suffers with MS. I'm sure it wasn't easy, and because of her limitations, she very well may have had someone to do the cleaning for her. Who cares? Just because you or I don't have the wealth that the Romney's enjoy, does that make them any less deserving? Does Mrs. Romney having someone to do the cleaning suddenly make her an unfit stay-at-home mom? I know several people with five boys, and I can assure you that every waking moment was probably spent keeping up with the boys while barely having enough time to even take a shower! I, for one, admire her for it.

Look, the thing we're arguing about here really boils down to freedom. Why is it that liberals always feel the need to criticize those who CHOOSE family over career? If the right to choose is so important, then why isn't my right to choose included? It's my body, and my life, after all. Shouldn't I get to choose life, and my version of a "career"?

It's food for thought, my friends. They're inching away at our freedoms, and doing all they can to make what used to be an honorable "profession" in America, one just for the nut cases. Ladies, it is time to awaken that sleeping giant within you and begin to fight for those babies you've worked so hard to take care of. Because one day, your freedom to stay at home and raise them yourself may be stripped away...and you may find that you, and millions more just like you, could have simply taken your babies with you to the voting booth and cast a vote that would have made a significant difference.

Think about it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Coming Saturday: Inspired by Sarah Palin, Grizzly Coalition Hosts Second Grizzly Fest Event

Nearly four months ago, supporters of Governor Sarah Palin--including yours truly--were gearing up for the first-ever Grizzly Fest event. Inspired by Sarah's October 5th challenge to "continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the 'fundamental transformation' of our nation, and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law," panelists focused on how to most effectively move forward following Sarah's announcement that she would not make a 2012 bid for the White House. And, move forward they have, supporting strong conservative candidates nationwide. 

This second event, the Online Winter Summit, will focus on sudden and relentless reform. Part one will focus on the watchdogs, with Sarah Nuckles and Adam Andrzejewski, two panelists who are well acquainted with what it means to hold the government accountable. Part two will be hosted by Peter Schweizer, author of the new book "Throw Them All Out", and Luigi Zingales, co-author of "Saving Capitalism From The Capitalists." Together, they will give listeners a crash course in crony capitalism. Part three will focus on the theme of the summit: sudden and relentless reform. Listeners will have the privilege of hearing from Alabama state senator and Congressman Bachus opponent Scott Beason, and Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, who is facing a recall election in her state because of the stand she's taken against public sector unions alongside her Governor, Scott Walker. 

The Online Winter Grizzly Fest Summit will be held this Saturday, February 25, at 1:00 PM ET. I encourage you to listen live on the Grizzly Fest website so that you, too, can learn more about returning this great nation to the principles upon which it was founded. 

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Our Next Vice President?

According to a report released Friday by the Daily Caller, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers could become the next U.S. vice president. 
First elected in 2004, McMorris Rodgers is now in her second term as vice chairman of the Republican Conference, which makes her the highest-ranking Republican woman on Capitol Hill. She has built a significant amount of behind-the-scenes clout, and has become one of her party’s most influential leaders on issues like international bailouts, earmark reform and the fight against Obamacare.
It's no secret that McMorris Rodgers is well respected in Congress, and a strong advocate on Capitol Hill on behalf of conservative women. Her name was first thrown into the mix by Republican strategist and pollster Kellyanne Conway, who was also the first to suggest that Governor Sarah Palin could be on the list in 2008.  
“She’s got conservative credentials, a compelling life story,” Conway, who has worked with McMorris Rodgers in the past, told The DC. “It’s accepted wisdom in Washington, D.C. that it’s difficult to make time for family, and she turned that notion on its head...She’s been a big help in making sure that the party and the leadership know that women are not an interest group but 53 percent of active voters,” Conway said. “That it’s important to understand them culturally and engage them politically."
When asked about the possibility, the Congresswoman was very humble in her reply. 
“It’s hard for me to imagine the nominee would actually approach me, you know?” she told The DC when asked whether she’d consider taking the job. “I think I’ll just leave it at that, and we’ll see where it goes.”
We knew 2012 would be an exciting year in politics, and with announcements like this, it's sure to be anything but boring!

To learn more about  Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, please visit Smart Girl Nation and read the series of articles I wrote: 

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Sarah To Give Keynote at CPAC

It was announced early last month that Sarah will be giving the keynote speech at CPAC next Saturday, February 11, 4:30 PM.  This will be the first time Sarah has been a part of the CPAC lineup, and I admit, I'm a little more than excited to hear her live once again. I hope to see you there!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Larry the Cable Guy makes a pit stop in Wasilla

Larry the Cable Guy has been touring the country while filming his History Channel show "Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy." While filming in Alaska, he decided to make an unannounced pitstop in Wasilla and was well received by the former "First Dude."