John R. Houk
© July 13, 2013
I’m not really big on donating for political campaigns when there are no announced Conservative candidates to oppose a liberal incumbent. The Conservative Campaign Committee (CCC) has sprouted up to support Conservative candidates nationwide and rightfully so. I believe the CCC is an offshoot of the Tea Party Express which is an organization I follow so often I probably should join. In the 2012 election cycle the CCC went by Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama. If you Google that you will be directed to the CCC website.
Anyway the CCC sent a donation teaser recently that showed a war of words between Sarah Palin and Democrat Alaskan Senator Mark Begich. Begich must defend his incumbency in the 2014 election cycle.
And so the CCC donation tease is significant for those of us who believe that Sarah Palin is needed in leadership in the United States of America.
Sarah Palin got it right!
Sent by Tina Ward
Sent: 7/11/2013 7:21 PM
Sent from: Conservative Campaign Committee
ABC News has news headlines today about the war of words that has developed between Gov. Sarah Palin and Democrat Alaska Senator, Mark Begich.
And Sarah Palin’s comments couldn’t be more on the mark. Here’s what she said today about Begich’s awful record as a failed liberal – harming this nation as he continuously sides with Barack Obama:
“Mark, after looking at your voting record I can see why you are looking for a distraction. You have voted FOR Obamacare, FOR massive tax increases, FOR carbon taxes which could cost Alaskans 21,000 jobs, AGAINST pro-life legislation, and there’s so much more. You even flip-flopped to oppose the nation’s balanced budget amendment.
“You agree with, and vote with, ultra-liberal Senators Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid approximately 90% of the time. Mark, you recently said, “Alaskans pick who they want based on what’s good for Alaska.” Couldn’t agree more, Mark, which is why many hope to see great changes for our great state following the upcoming 2014 election.”
Democrat Mark Begich must be defeated – he voted for Obama’s stimulus. He voted for ObamaCare. He has announced that he favors further expansion of ObamaCare. That’s why we’ve launched an Independent Expenditure campaign to “Defeat Mark Begich,” and we need your help!
Winning this seat is critical to our efforts to electing a conservative majority in the U.S. Senate and ousting Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader. We know that Reid and the Democrats will spend whatever they can to make sure we are not successful. So we need everyone’s support for our campaign to “Defeat Mark Begich.”
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If Sarah Palin puts together a Third Party I am in!
Palin: I’m Open to Starting New Political Party
By Sandy Fitzgerald
01 Jul 2013 10:23 AM
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she’s willing to start a new political party to create a home for conservatives who feel they’re being ignored by the GOP.
The one-time vice presidential nominee was answering Twitter questions on Fox News Saturday, when a user asked if she and Fox conservative commentator Mark Levin would be willing to build a “Freedom Party if [the] GOP continues to ignore conservatives.”
Palin replied, “I love the name of that party: the Freedom Party,” she replied. “And if the GOP continues to back away from the planks in our platform, from the principles that built this party of Lincoln and Reagan, then yeah.”
Many conservatives with “that libertarian streak” feel neglected, said Palin, and creating a new home for them might be a good idea.
She said she expects people to … READ THE REST
John R. Houk
© June 17, 2013
I am an undying follower of Sarah Palin. As a Vice Presidential candidate in 2008 she was more qualified to be President than the Chicago thuggery politics of one term Senator Barack Hussein Obama.
In 2008 Obama campaigners and the MSM fabricated lying sludge about Palin’s family, made Palin’s faith to be extremist and portrayed her to be ignorant on Foreign Policy issues. The sludge was lying misinformation! The MSM tried to portray the Pentecostal Assembly of God Christianity as Right Winger backwoods morons not worthy to hold a National Office because Pentecostals speak in tongues, believe in the Bible and trust in guns as a 2nd Amendment Right! Palin was as knowledgeable on Foreign Policy as one term Senator Obama in 2008 and yet no one in the MSM challenged Obama’s Foreign Policy agenda. The last four or five years of Obama Foreign Policy (and Domestic Policy for that matter) demonstrates how ignorant President Barack Hussein Obama is in leading our government to the benefit of our National Interests and National Security. Obama’s entire Domestic and Foreign Policy is conducted in such a way to squelch Conservative opposition and to hide Obama Leftist idiocy from voters so that they are deceived into believing Obama is a benevolent leader for America’s poor and multiculturalists insisting in maintaining a non-American culture rather than assimilating as past immigrants had done.
I was horribly disappointed that Sarah Palin did not run for President in 2012; however in hindsight she made the correct decision. Clearly the Establishment Republicans that run the Party apparatus were NOT about to give any help to Tea Party Conservatives that might rock the Establishment boat or made a verbal glitch like Todd Akin in Missouri. Akin led in the polls against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill until the Leftists made an issue about Akin’s thoughts on abortion and rape. Akin fell for the trap when he believed unverified info that rape victims’ biology claims up from being impregnated by a rapist. Instead of coming to Akin’s aid with a viable PR effort the Republican Establishment threw Akin under the bus and agreed with the Dem Party narrative against Akin. The result was a poll leading Akin was defeated in a huge way by incumbent Claire McCaskill.
I am convinced Establishment Republicans told Sarah they wanted a candidate that portrayed an image of being a Moderate. Hence Center-Left Mormon Mitt Romney was practically given the Yellow Brick Road to the GOP nomination while Palin saw this handwriting on the wall and Conservatives like Michele Bachmann were disdained and former Senator Rick Santorum, Speaker Newt Gingrich and businessman Herman Cain that had Conservative trappings but a bit of some Left Wing baggage or in the case of Cain of personal scandal were cut out so that Establishment friendly Romney won the nomination.
Let us pray that Sarah Palin reenters public life hopefully as a Senator. Any mud thrown her way this time can be repulsed by simply saying, “Look at the corruption of the Obama Administration that many Republicans warned about AND you are still trying to defame me?” Like who was the idiot and the liar? It definitely was not Sarah Palin!
I have read many draft Palin for the Senate articles and I have even signed at least one petition urging Palin to run for the Senate. Below is an article from Lloyd Marcus urging Palin to run for Office sent to me as an email but is a post on the Tea Party Nation.
The Gladiator: Sarah Palin We Need You Back in the Arena.
By Lloyd Marcus
June 16, 2013 at 9:26am
Hello, calling Sarah Palin! Has anyone seen her? Where is she? Has Sarah Palin left the building? Is the Palin magic gone forever? No. The Palin charisma and mass appeal is still alive and well.
Certain people are born gifted with “It”; something that compels you to watch them. Sarah Palin is one such individual. Though politically tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail by the Left and a few spineless Republicans, I pray for the day when my favorite gladiator Sarah Palin returns to the arena.
Unquestionably, the vitriolic attacks on Palin and her family, the betrayals by Republicans and associates left Palin severely wounded. Who among us could endure and survive the full weight of the MSM launched to destroy you? It is quite understandable and reasonable if Palin were to say, Forget this. Todd and I are goin’ fishin’.
But, the Bible says to whom much is given, much is required. While Palin has not reported seeing a burning bush, I believe Sarah Palin has been called for such a time as this. I pray she will feel lead to return to Rome (Washington DC) to fight in the arena. At the moment, there is no one in the national arena who inspires the masses to follow and act on their convictions in mass like Palin.
Please allow me to re-share my personal testimony of the “Palin Effect”. With Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker, Tea Party Express launched one of it’s tours in Searchlight, NV, a small dust bowl town. Twenty-five thousand people showed up, RVs parked everywhere because many arrived days early to stake out their spot.
From inside our Tea Party Express tour bus as we approached the site, I saw seniors parked a mile away making their way to the event using walkers. It gave me goosebumps. Obviously, this woman, Sarah Palin, represented the America they loved and feared was slipping away.
Despite all of the scandals, lies, outrageous government overreaches and abuses of our civil liberties under this administration, Obama still gets a pass in the minds of far too many ill-informed Americans. Decades of dumbing down students have produced exactly what the Left wants, sheep totally dependent on government – clueless regarding U.S. History and the cost and value of freedom.
So, Obama can ignore the Constitution and do whatever he pleases as long as the food stamps, disability checks, welfare checks and free phones keep coming. Under Obama, an unprecedented half of the country is eating, talking on their phones and driving without working for it – a Democratic party dream come true.
I asked friends at dinner, “How did Ronald Reagan win in a landslide touting Conservatism? Jerry Falwell and his Moral Majority was said to have figured in the mix. Americans, for the most part, are a moral and just people. I believe Reagan touting values which spoke to the hearts and minds of decent people is what inspired Americans to be all they could be.
I was a 20 something year old black kid from the East Baltimore projects back then. I knew nothing about politics. All I knew was that every-time I heard President Reagan speak, I felt good about my country and myself. Reagan made me feel I could achieve and contribute to this wonderful country in which I was blessed to be born called America.
Where are the voices inspiring folks to love and contribute to the greatness of their country? I know, I know. Such talk sounds corny and naïve today. In Obama’s America, signing up for government assistance and approving of government confiscating the earnings of high achievers for redistribution is the new definition of compassion and patriotism.
Even being proud of our country is now considered to be a bad thing under Obama. When outside of the U.S. Obama continuously apologizes for who we are – furthering the narrative that the world has too little because we have too much. Amazingly, Reagan saw this mindset coming and warned us.
We need a hero folks – someone willing to stand up for America, boldly waving our flag and touting the virtues of hard work, self-reliance, family, God and country. I believe Sarah Palin can pull it off.
Reading my own words sound a bit corny even to me. Folks, have we become so cynical, so tainted that asking Americans to strive for goodness and righteousness rather than becoming permanent government welfare recipients is an outdated impossible dream of the past?
Sarah Palin, please come back. Run for office. We long to cheer you on as our gladiator in the arena.
Palin It’s Time to Run for Higher Office
John R. Houk
© June 17, 2013
The Gladiator: Sarah Palin We Need You Back in the Arena.
It is about time for Sarah Palin to enter a political office again. I was praying she would have run for President in 2012. Her decision not to run was a huge disappointment to me and many other Palin supporters.
NOW there is a draft Palin for the Senate in her home State of Alaska because the current Dem Party Senator Mark Begich would receive less than 50% of the vote according to The Tea Party Leadership Fund.
United State Senator Sarah Palin
By Todd Cefaratti
Sent: April 26, 2013 3:35PM
Sent by The Tea Party Leadership Fund
Do the words “Senator Sarah Palin” excite you?
If we do our job, they could become reality.
You see, recent polling in the 2014 Alaska U.S. Senate Race shows incumbent Democrat Senator Mark Begich with less than 50% of the vote, and a clear path for Sarah to win. This means the only thing that is standing in her way is deciding to run, and that’s why we’re launching a petition today to draft her for the Republican nomination.
You and I both know that Sarah Palin is a fighter who will stand up to Harry Reid and his pals in the Senate to protect our Constitution on issues like amnesty, gun control, and our nation’s crushing debt. We know that, with Sarah in the Senate, conservatives across America can rest a little easier at night knowing that she’s at the watch.
As Karl Rove and the “Republican” campaign establishment prepare to spend hundreds of millions defeating the Tea Party in primaries next fall, campaign insiders know what they’re really afraid of–they’re not afraid of gaffes, they’re not afraid of weak candidates, and they’re not afraid of losing.
They’re afraid of those who stand up for our liberties;
of those who stand up when everyone else sits down;
of those who refuse to water down our Constitution with the “Democrat lite” message currently curried by the establishment.
Basically, they’re afraid of Sarah Palin.
At this year’s CPAC, Sarah knew this and took it to heart, rejecting the establishment and imploring all Tea Party Americans to stick to our guns and support the candidates who truly embrace our first principles. Even when it was unpopular, Sarah supported true patriots like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, and now it’s time that we throw our support behind her.
That’s why I need you to sign our petition today to draft Sarah to run in the upcoming U.S. Senate race in Alaska. Will you visit this link and join me in signing it?
When you think about it, Senator Sarah Palin just makes sense.
Who would be better to stand up, simultaneously, to the hyper-liberal arrogance of Harry Reid and the cool indifference of the establishment to our values? Who would be better to stand arm-in-arm with Ted Cruz and Rand Paul in defense of our Constitution?
The answer, of course, is Sarah, the proven Maverick who stood up to the special interests in Alaska and has been a tireless advocate for our Tea Party values ever since her introduction to the national stage.
So will you stand with her by signing our petition to draft her into the U.S. Senate and, after signing, consider making a contribution so that we have the resources necessary to back her up if she needs it?
The establishment declared war against the Tea Party long ago, and election day is only getting closer. It’s 100% crystal clear that Karl Rove and his loser buddies will stop at nothing to make sure we lose.
Let’s show them we’re serious about fighting back by drafting Sarah Palin. Visit this link and sign our petition today.
P.S. What better way is there to show the establishment we mean business than to nominate Sarah Palin for U.S. Senate? By signing our petition, you can make a bold statement that you’re tired of the wishy-washy sellout establishment and ready to put a real leader in the Senate chamber. Visit this link, sign your name to our petition, and tell Sarah that you’re ready for her.
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© March 27, 2013
A few days ago Tea Party journalist Scottie Hughes was critical of Sarah Palin after her CPAC speech as being a rousing speaker but lacking in Conservative work to get the ball moving on a Conservative agenda to offset America’s Leftists.
An Open Letter to Sarah Palin
You are beginning to worry me. I am afraid you are losing touch with the people of whom your fame is based. I, after all, was one of your biggest supporters once. I am thrilled that you get invitations to go to NBA games, that you display your Chick-fil-A shirt, and that you go and support your daughter and her celebrity friends on Dancing with the Stars.
But at CPAC last week you made a rush for the exits. After you gave an inspiring speech where you said to a thrilled audience, “At a time when our country is desperate for leadership, we get instead a permanent campaign”. Instead of coming out and shaking the hands of those who you inspire, you quickly left the building without even a second glance.
You called out the liberal media as being unashamed, so at least you took notice of them. Not so for those of us on the right who had hoped that the woman from Wasilla, Alaska might understand our plight and give us a chance to engage one of the top names in the movement.
We were, to put it bluntly, disappointed. And while I wish this was a solo occurrence, unfortunately this seems to be your pattern.
I know we in the Tea Party movement don’t throw the best parties or live the most glamorous lives, but we are the ones who faithfully donated to the McCain campaign once you joined the ticket. We are the ones who defended you publicly when the liberal media made fun of you and when your own campaign advisors turned on you. We are the ones who add you and your family to our prayers every night at bedtime.
Yet it seems those in Hollywood who have made their money making you the butt of their jokes get more of your attention than the movement you helped inspire.
As a working mother in political journalism, I always looked to your journey as a source of inspiration. It was a testament to the fact that a woman can use her professional talents and not let her family suffer. The other side wants to make female conservatives feel like we are put in binders and … READ THE REST
Has Hughes been looking at the same Sarah Palin I have been look at? Palin has gone to Tea Party rallies and campaign stumped for Conservative pro-Tea Party plenty! My only disappoint with Sarah Palin was her decision to not run for the Office of President. I have no doubt that decision was based on the negative attacks by Establishment Republicans. The most notable of those Establishment Republicans was (and is) Karl Rove.
Let’s face it. Although the electorate power base of the Republican Party are Conservatives and of those on the Right it is the grassroots oriented Tea Partiers. BUT those who pull the finance strings in the Republican Party is the GOP’s version of Pharisees that favor a more Liberal Social Conservatism and leans toward Crony Capitalism rather than little guy entrepreneurship.
Sarah Palin was run out of the Governorship of Alaska because State Dems and Crony Capitalist Republicans constantly were inventing ethics violations to the absurd to prevent Palin from performing her Executive duties as Governor. I believe it is a good guess that she saw the Alaskan subservience to Establishment Republicans would be amplified against on a national basis with the Leftist Palin-hating Mainstream Media propagandizing against her message by obfuscating the honor of her personal life.
Instead of a fractured Tea Party splitting the Tea Party with hurt feelings for not getting the personal attention a prominent Tea Partier feels she deserves, it is no reason to make unsubstantiated complaints as if it was Left Wing propaganda.
RATHER prominent Tea Party leadership needs to unite and find a candidate like Sarah Palin that has a national message of American Exceptionalism, Constitutional Patriotism and Judeo-Christian Morality and stand up against Dems and Establishment Republicans as well as against the activism of the MSM Left.
So what if such a stand is not politically correct! In today’s world who defines political correctness? It is Leftists and RINOs. It is time to change the definers of political correctness.
Today it is politically incorrect to think outside of the Two-Party to replace one of the two prominent political parties. As the Republicans replaced the Whigs in the 1850s to eventually elect Abraham Lincoln in 1860, it is time for the Tea Party Movement to coalesce and find a political name representative of Conservative Tea Partiers.
In the 1850s the Abolitionist Movement was considered a fringe grassroots movement. The Dems, MSM and Establishment Republicans consider the Tea Party to be a fringe grassroots movement that will play itself out. Establishment Republicans envision the Conservative Tea Party base will catapult the GOP back into driver’s seat of both Houses in Congress. In that envisionment Establishment Republicans intend to minimize Tea Party to stop the Leftist fringe of the Dems and bring a middle road political agenda that benefits the Center-Left socially and the Crony Capitalist corporate big business elites on the Center-Right.
Just because Center-Left and Center-Right sounds like a moderate path it does not mean a beneficent path for American culture.
The Leftist end of the scale is godless in values and humanistic in a moral foundation for the rule of law. The far Right end of the scale exploits religion for personal ideological gain and is oppressive to be beneficent to the corporate elite; i.e. Crony Capitalism on the backs of citizens squashing the entrepreneurial spirit of the average American to carve out a self-sustaining niche in life.
The only path that will to make America good is the godly path in which a moral foundation is the platform for the rule of law in which the little guy gets a few shake in the midst of Crony Capitalist elites concerned with the profit margin for the Board of Directors or for the Shareholders.
Government by and for the people is not a top to bottom manifesto for yeomen Americans rather the people represent the rule of law that protects the rights of the unentitled (and I am not talking about government entitled but rather the wealthy entitled as the opposite of the unentitled).
Real justice for all is godly morality not some Leftist ideological definition of justice that robs the yeoman American of the entrepreneurial opportunity to self-sustaining wealth via hard work and good decision making. Leftist justice will keep yeoman Americans enslaved to a life leashed to whatever government agenda is defined as good for Americans even if it robs of Liberty, a godly life and the pursuit of happiness. I call the Leftist ‘good’ evil.
The few Sarah Palins left in America need to be rallied around and not used in political divisiveness.
Check out the rebuttal of Scottie Hughes’ open letter to Sarah Palin written by Tony Lee.
Tea Party News Network Director Falsely Smears Palin
By Tony Lee
25 Mar 2013
In a bizarre rant–or “open letter”–at Townhall, Scottie Hughes, the news director for the Tea Party News Network, falsely accuses former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin of rushing out of this year’s CPAC and having a pattern of ignoring grassroots conservatives.
While Hughes’s motivation for writing such a column may only be known to her, her accusations are demonstrably false.
Doug McMarlin, who has been with Palin since 2008 and was with her at this year’s CPAC, was also perplexed by Hughes’s characterization of the event. Palin met with volunteers, supporters and CPAC leadership at this year’s event. Palin keynoted last year’s CPAC and was the conference’s last speaker, which allowed for her to mix with the audience following her speech.
This year, her slot fell on a Saturday afternoon, which meant there were scheduled speakers immediately after her remarks. It would not have been logistically possible for Palin to even greet the crowd or do talk radio hits from CPAC without causing a huge disturbance due to the crowds that would have swarmed her and disrupted the conference.
“Never underestimate the level the uninformed with a keyboard will go to make a point based on a lack of information,” McMarlin told Breitbart News. “Lamestream, mainstream, and no stream media, it’s unfortunate when those who lack facts lash out without regard. Governor Palin, as always, was with volunteers, supporters and fellow conservatives throughout her days at CPAC.”
Hughes also implied that Palin only speaks to the grassroots through the teleprompter, but this accusation again does not even pass the smell test.
Jason Recher, a Palin staffer who has been with Palin at nearly every event since 2008, told Breitbart News Palin never asks for a teleprompter. In fact, reporters have often said Palin improvises during her speeches, which forces reporters to pay attention to every word in order to quote her accurately.
“I’ve been at almost every speech she’s given since ’08 and can’t think of a time where she ever asked to use a Teleprompter,” Recher told Breitbart News. The teleprompters at CPAC were part of the stage set up used for all the speakers; it was not something Palin personally requested.
Hughes, with no evidence whatsoever, alleges Palin made a “rush to the exits” at this year’s CPAC, implying Palin did not have time for the grassroots.
Again, not true.
As the photos below indicate, Palin spent time after the speech meeting with volunteers.
In addition, Rebecca Mansour, a Palin staffer, told Breitbart News that Palin had to catch a flight immediately after her speech. “She is a very busy working mom with many family and work obligations, including raising a son with Down syndrome who has scheduled therapies,” Mansour said.
Finally, in what may be her most misguided and out-of-touch statement that reveals her ignorance, Hughes refers to Palin’s “pattern of this behavior.”
What “pattern” is Hughes referencing?
The hours that Palin spent with nearly everyone who wanted to speak to her after she keynoted CPAC in 2012, as can be seen in C-SPAN’s coverage of the event?
The hours Palin spent in the lobby at CPAC in 2012 talking to bloggers and attendees, including Townhall’s own Katie Pavlich? Hughes penned her column at Townhall, so it is worth noting that Palin spoke to that outlet at CPAC in 2012.
Is Hughes referencing the time Palin spent with those who came to Iowa–in inclement weather–to listen to Palin denounce crony capitalism and the permanent political class in 2011? At the end of C-SPAN’s coverage of the event, it is clear Palin is energized by grassroots conservatives, and they love her because she genuinely is one of them.
Was Hughes referring to Palin visiting grassroots Tea Partiers at the Machine Shed restaurant in Iowa in 2011, comfortably mingling with nearly everyone in attendance?
Was she referencing Palin’s appearance at the Iowa State Fair in 2011, where she talked to nearly every Iowan who approached her for nearly six hours? Where she won the respect of liberals and even mainstream media reporters who did not think highly of her for genuinely liking “common” people most politicians do not feel comfortable around?
If Hughes is really a part of the grassroots and not a part of an astroturf movement, she could have gone to any of these events–like thousands of grassroots Tea Partiers–and spoken to Palin. Instead, she sounds like mainstream media members who lash out at Palin solely because Palin does not speak to them whenever they wish.
At these events, mainstream media reporters and liberals who did not even like Palin conceded how gracious and how accessible she is and how she thrives around the normal people Hughes purportedly claims to represent. Having written about Palin for nearly four years and having spoken to people who have been at nearly every event Palin has attended during this period, I have consistently heard people comment about how accessible–and down to earth–Palin is after all of her speeches and events, which is especially noteworthy given Palin’s white-hot star power.
It is unclear if Hughes wants Palin to spend time with her or her organization, but grassroots Tea Partiers who truly care more about fighting for the country instead of using the Tea Party to advance whatever agenda suits their interests never ask Palin for anything except to hold politicians and the permanent political class on the left and right to account, which Palin has relentlessly done.
And while Hughes implies Palin does not pay attention to new media, it is worth noting that after Palin turned down Fox News’ offer to renew her contract earlier this year, the first interview Palin gave was to Breitbart News–a new media outlet.
While Hughes, to date, has not seemed like someone who would proverbially come to Washington claiming to change it and instead see the D.C. cesspool as a jacuzzi, her column reads like it was written by someone desperate to become a part of the permanent political class. Her comments are cribbed from remarks the elite Washington, D.C. Republicans and liberals she purportedly is against so often make to denigrate Palin because they, in their minds, think Palin somehow spurned them. They criticize Palin to get pageviews and ratings and to make a name for themselves so they can try to get 1/1000 of her star power and influence.
They desperately crave to get 1/1000 of the bookings Palin most often has to turn down on a daily basis.
They wish their children could have the opportunities to influence pop culture–and would take that chance and go toward the glistening Hollywood spotlight faster than a moth to a flame–all the while acting as if they despise the Hollywood elite while secretly craving their affirmation and wanting all of the glitz and glamour associated with them.
They want to use the Tea Party movement to become stars or cash out instead of fighting to elect candidates like Ted Cruz to the Senate. At CPAC, Cruz said he would not be in the Senate without Palin. Nobody mentioned Hughes, and she most likely will not have politicians knocking on her door to ask for her endorsement.
Hughes needs to be careful, for more columns like this will make people think Hughes may be projecting or falsely seeing in Palin what she may see in herself. Columns that smear a politician like Palin who has held both parties to account in the true spirit of the Tea Party movement will begin to “worry” conservatives and Tea Partiers. They may begin to wonder what Hughes’s intentions are for being in the Tea Party movement and whether Scottie Hughes puts herself before her country and the principles for which she purportedly fights.
All photos below, from CPAC 2013, courtesy of Shealah Craighead/SarahPAC
Gov. Palin with college Republicans:
Gov. Palin greeting CPAC attendees and volunteers:
Gov. Palin with Whitney Pitcher, Illinois Organize4Palin Coordinator, and Stacy Drake, editor-in-chief of Conservatives4Palin:
Todd and Gov. Palin with Michelle McCormick, a volunteer and coordinator with Organize4Palin:
Rally Around the Sarah Palins of America
John R. Houk
© March 27, 2013
Tea Party News Network Director Falsely Smears Palin
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John R. Houk
© March 24, 2013
“We deserve better than the people who call themselves our leaders. But we won’t get it unless we’re ready to fight, and this is one fight that is worth it.”
Sarah Palin speech at CPAC on March 16, 2013 as derived from the last paragraph of the post “Sarah Palin’s Defiance” by Douglas Gibbs.
America needs more people like Sarah Palin to show the Republican Party to forget its Establishment and embrace Conservatives or get out of the way for a NEW American political party that is willing to embrace Conservatism and be a light on the hill shining that which has made America good rather than the propagandized indoctrinating message of America’s Left which desires to transform America to a vision that eradicates the U.S. Constitution and the morals of the Judeo-Christian faith in favor of politically correct moral relativism.
I realize 2016 is a long ways away; nonetheless this is the kind of person or one like Palin that needs to be the next President of the United States of America!
Sarah Palin CPAC Speech 3-16-13 Transcript Video: Karl Rove Go Back to Texas Put Your Name on a Ballot
March 16, 2013 19:09
Senator Ted Cruz, the Keynote Speakers, introduced Sarah Palin, who was one of the first big names to come out enthusiastically for him. Due to time constraints I’ve left the intro out, but you can see it in the video below. Toward the end of the transcript and video, Palin referrs (sic) to the “Architect” who is Republican strategist and moneyman who long ago decided he would be the decider of who candidiates (sic) would and would not be. Sarah suggest that if he knows so much and is worthy his millions, he should go on back to the Lone Star state and put (h)is name on a ballot. Sarah (b)egins with words of praise for Ted Cruz and says “Ted Cruz, he comes to town, he chews up barbed wire. He spits out rust.”
Begin Sarah Palin speech
…one reason I like Texans. They don’t mess around with our Second Amendment rights. All this stuff coming lately from the White House to take away the good guys’ freedom, and, the right to protect ourselves with the most naive notion that the bad guys, who ignore the laws, that all of a sudden they’re going to follow some new laws. It’s not about the bad guys. No , it’s all about the lead, like solely – that chunk of metal didn’t commit the crime. That’s like saying solely, that fork made me fat.
And background checks, yeah, I guess to learn more about the person’s thinking and associations and intentions. More background checks? Dandy idea Mr. President – should have started with yours. [audience going wild]
Well, it’s great to be back at CPAC. I’m so happy to be here and it feels like it’s coming home even though it is only my second time here, but I kinda feel like I’m getting the hang of it already, I can spot those Liberal media folk here to write their annual Conservatives in Crisis story. How many of you guys are here? Raise your hands…come on, raise your hands. Be proud. You’re loud. We’re used to it. Certainly you’re not ashamed to…raise it high. Don’t worry. We wouldn’t dream of making you wait outside on the party bus.
It is an honor to be here. We can come together folks for an adult conversation about the future of our country and heaven knows, we need this. So much of what passes for our national conversation is anything but.
Remember ‘No Drama Obama?’ If only. Now it(‘s) All Drama Obama. We don’t have leadership coming out of Washington. We have reality television. It’s really bad reality TV and the American people tuned-out a long time ago. Entertainment TV is a good description of what is going on in DC because more than ever it feels like a put-on. Every event feels calculated to fool us somehow. Every speech feels like a con. Washington politicians, too many in both parties, have a bad habit of focusing on the process of politics instead of the purpose of politics, which is to lead and to serve. Even our guys in the GOP too often have a habit of reading their stage directions, especially these days. They are being too scripted, too calculated. They talk about rebuilding the party. How about rebuilding the Middle Class? They talk about rebranding the GOP instead of restoring the trust of the American people.
Now we can’t just ignore though, that…we just lost a big election. We came in second out of two. Second position on the dogsled team is where the view never changes and the view ain’t pretty.
We need to figure out then, our job. What will we do next? As we go about that, as we talk to one another, and listen to what the speaker’s have to say, let’s be clear about one thing, we’re not here to rebrand a party, we’re here to rebuild a country.
We’re not here to dedicate ourselves to new talking points coming from Washington, D.C. We’re not here to put a fresh coat of rhetorical paint on our party. We are not here to abandon our principles in a contest of government give-aways. That’s a game we will never, ever win. We are here to restore American and the rest is just theatrics, the rest is just sound and fury. It’s just making noise, and that sums up the job President Obama does today.
Now, he’s considered a good politician, which is like saying Bernie Madoff was a good salesman, the difference being the President is using our money.
You know I spend most of my time in heartland country, the heart of the heart of America and I have news for the permanent political class in Washington. While they’re busy worrying about their own political future, things are bad out here. Nearly 8% unemployment rate. It doesn’t begin to capture how bad things are. Even in the dismal rates announced of .1% economic growth, that doesn’t tell the story of the pain that Americans feel.
Our president fancies himself as the champion of the Middle Class, yet since he came on scene, even those lucky enough to have a job, they’re working more for less. The median income for families has dropped over $5,000.00 since ’07, even as we work longer and longer hours. And job creators are being punished. Tell me how does punishing the job creators, create more jobs?
It cost nearly 100 bucks now to fuel up your truck. It costs tens of thousands of dollars to send your child to college. Man, the cost of a case of diapers today…these prices…the cost, the impacts on the American family budget, and the Middle Class Americans, while we’re breaking their budget, the Democrat-controlled Senate refuses to pass a budget. That was how many years ago that they did? How many Trillions-in-debt-ago? All in violation of Article I Section 9, Clause 7 of our U.S. Constitution. No budget for 4 years. No budget for 4 years is not just bureaucratic bungling. Refusing to pass a budget is refusing to declare what it intends to do with the people’s money.
Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever. Barack Obama, you lied.
There is a direct correlation between the Senate stubbornly refusing to pass a budget, and the Senate selfishlessly (sic – should be ‘selfishly’ according video speech) agreeing to go ahead and spend our children and our children’s money. No budget is no leadership. It is time for America to get more outraged about this. Never before have our challenges been so big and our leaders so small.
Now when we were here last year, the words on everyone’s lips and the wish in your heart was for Barack to pack-her up and bubble wrap the Nobel and the clubs and the high-tops and head on back to Chicago.
Well, the election came and went but the campaign never stopped, at a time when our country is desperate for leadership, we get instead a permanent campaign, but here’s the thing, leaders take risks for the good of our country. Campaigners make promises they can’t keep. Leaders reach across political differences. Campaigners double-down on those differences. Leaders seek to bring Americans together to confront our challenges and campaigners seek to divide and to conquer and to create crisis after crisis after crisis, to exploit.
Mr President we admit it, you won. Accept it. Now step away from the teleprompter and do your job.
The permanent political class is in permanent political mode so where do we go from here? One of my idols, Lady Margaret Thatcher, she offered this advice after her party lost at the poll. She told fellow conservatives not to get lost in abstract debates and green-eye-shade accounting. Mrs. Thatcher advised conservatives to focus their concerns first and foremost on the people. She said, look at every problem from the grassroots, not from the top down. She also cautioned Conservatives not to go wobbly on their beliefs, to which I offer a hearty Amen Sistah! We can use a leader like Maggie Thatcher today.
But just think about it at a time when Washington is so powerful that seven of the ten highest income counties in the country ring the city, allow yourself to imagine leadership that deems to understand us little people, us clinging to our God, our Guns our Constitution and our grassroots – imagine leadership that actually takes seriously the idea of government of the people, by the people, for the people, and then imagine leadership that knows how to prioritize to ensure national security and to stop goverrnment (sic) waste. That’s leadership that would have as it’s guiding light, it’s great North Star, our U.S. Constitution.
Friends, it’s no accident that it’s opening words are We the People, and while you are dreaming, imagine leadership that respects the Second Amendment to the Constitution. The majority of Americans want this.
Is there any wonder there was such a run on guns and ammo for Christmas presents, considering the attack on the Second Amendment? A couple of months ago – oh you should have seen what Todd got me for Christmas. Well, it wasn’t that exciting. It’s a metal rack, a case for hunting rifles to put on the back of a Four-Wheeler, then though, I had to get something for him to put in the gun case, right? So this go-round, he got the rifle, I got the rack. (big applause and she pulls out her Big Gulp and takes a sip till the crowd calms down.)
Oh Bloomberg’s not around. Our Big Gulp’s okay. Shoot it’s just pop with low-cal ice cubes in it. I hope that’s okay. What did you think was in it? Yeah, you Young Republicans, especially you who went Greek – I am so proud of you guys, all of you. College Republicans, there on campus. You are so bold, in your…well [crowd screaming]. All right. You guys keep your courage up, and my only piece of advice, because I’m a Mom, to our young College Republicans is, ya gotta be thinking Sam Adams, not drinking Sam Adams. and that’s just a joke. I don’t want to hear from the CEO of some brewery accusing me of being anti-beer. It was joke. You guys just keep up your good work.
Seriously though, when we do see harm. When we see life snuffed out through violent, evil acts, imagine leadership that doesn’t seek to exploit the tragedy. Imagine leadership that seeks real solutions to the violence, not cheap political games. That would be leadership worthy of its name. That would be leadership worthy of those words “We the People.” Creating government of, by, for the people. It also means ending the poisonous practice of treating Americans of different social, ethnic, religious groups as different electorates to be pandered to with different promises. If we truly believe the words of our other founding document, The Declaration of Independence, that yes all men are created equal, then there are no Hispanic issues or African American issues or women’s issues. There are only American issues.
Now CPAC in order to be effective, in order to have any power to change things for the better, as Conservatives, we must leave no American behind and we must share our powerful message of freedom and liberty to all citizens, even those who may disagree on some issues because there is solid common ground in fighting against government overreach and for independence. And those who may disagree with us on some issues, they are not our enemies. They’re our sisters and our brothers. They’re our neighbors. They’re our friends. It’s imperative to reach out and to share that conservative message of liberty and less government and lower taxes and individual responsibility.
It’s time we all stopped preaching to the choir and let’s grow. America already has one party that’s expert at pitting groups against one another. We’ll never win a contest of identity politics. We shouldn’t even try. If ‘Believe in America’ is more than just a catchy campaign slogan, then we have to believe in America’s exceptionalism, and her greatest achievement that no one is guaranteed success but everyone is guaranteed an equal opportunity at success.
The greatest lie that the government tells is that government is the way to realize this guarantee. There is a simple reason why Washington, DC is an island of prosperity in a nation mired in near recession. Whenever government expands, it’s the well-connected that reap the benefit. The more government intrudes into our lives and businesses, the more it picks winners and losers. The more crony capitalists win, the more the rest of us lose. Whether it’s green energy or free Obama phones or prophylactics, if you don’t have a team of lobbyists in DC or a cancelled contribution check, you’re not at the table – you’re on the menu.
If Mrs. Thatcher were with us here today, she would remind us, there’s a big difference between being pro-business and being pro-free market. On this there can be no mistaking where free market stands. It’s time for We the People to break up the cronyism and put a stake through the heart of too big to fail once and for all.
That includes in these resource rich states like Alaska, my home state. Read your Constitution Alaskans. Realize that the natural resources that God has created for mankind’s use, are not owned by the big multi-national conglomerates and the monopolies. They’re owned by The People. They don’t own them, so don’t let them own you. You have a right for those resources to be developed for our use.
Ending the top-down approach of DC also means changing our top-down political process. The next election is 20-months away. Now is the time to furlough the consultants, and tune-out the pollsters, send the focus groups home and throw out the political scripts, because if we truly know what we believe, we don’t need professionals to tell us.
And if we truly seek to know the hearts and minds of the people, there is no substitute for going out and asking them – being one of them with real world experience, actual conversations with actual hard-working Americans, and that goes for finding candidates as well. Creating a government by, for the people. It means looking toward our communities, our PTAs, our service clubs, small businesses, Tea Party rallies and City Halls – for people who are willing to lead. Do you know someone who’s judgement (sic) you trust, someone who doesn’t just preach common sense, but who actually lives it? Well, encourage her or him to run for office.
Are you mad as hell and think you have a better way? Then run yourself. Don’t let the big consultants, the big money men and the big bad media scare you off. Don’t let them invalidate you when you no doubt have more real world, practical experience with family and real work. That’s real life, than those in the political bubble who try to tell you who’s worthy, who just doesn’t fit their bill. The last thing we need is Washington DC vetting our candidates.
If these experts who keep losing elections and keep getting rehired and getting millions , if they feel that strong about who gets to run in this party, then they should buck-up or stay in the truck. Buck up or run. The Architect [Karl Rove] can head on back to the great Lone Star State and put their name on some ballot – though for their sakes, I hope they give themselves a discount on their consulting services.
Friends you have heard a lot of different voices, offering a lot of different ideas the past few days. I am just humbled. I am just so grateful to be just one of them. I have been so blessed to spend so much of these past years getting to know even more of America, not from the top down, but from the heart looking out, and this I know, there is more wisdom, more character, more grit and common sense in the soldiers and the Mom’s and the teacher’s and the laborers and the firemen and the fishermen and the students and the cowboys – and other extraordinary Americans that I’ve met along the way, than will ever be found in the cocktail parties of power across the river, and …
…if We the People have one message to send to Washington, I’m sure it would be this: Get Over Yourself. It’s not about you.
I’m leaving it there. There are two minutes remaining if you want to tune in the video below. Thanks for The Right Scoop for the video and the poster.
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John R. Houk
© March 24, 2013
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John R. Houk
© March 1, 2013
I’ve been following the issue of various Federal agencies loading up on guns and ammo while the Dems and the Obama Administration are thinking of ways to watch gun owners and to limit the fire power that American citizens can own. Now I have discovered that Sarah Palin also believes the Dem led government of President Barack Hussein Obama is stockpiling guns and ammo to point them at U.S. citizens if civil unrest erupts and chaos ensues after an economic collapse:
John R. Houk
© December 2, 2012
I remember how disappointed I was when Sarah Palin announced she was not running for President. In hindsight it was very prescient for Palin not to run in the 2012 cycle.
It was evident the Establishment Republicans were still running the show and only tossed bones to the true Conservative base to acquire votes. I mean look at the case of Missouri and GOP candidate Todd Akin. It is a case in point. Akin led incumbent Senator McCaskill by double digits at one time. Akin makes one faux pas about abortion and “legitimate rape”. Expectantly the Leftist Dems and RINOs were all over him for the phrase. However it was disappointing that the Establishment Republicans caved in to a Leftist PC moment and not only denounced Akin’s faux pas but informed him NO Republican Party money would go for his election campaign. Let’s face it Akin was a Tea Party Conservative with Conservative Social Values. That means Akin was too Conservative for the Establishment Republicans pulling the purse strings.
Palin would never have had the support of Establishment Republicans. That is why Mitt Romney won the nomination and lost the election. We Conservatives that are the hugest part of the GOP were left with an ‘anybody but Obama’ choice.
This is one of the reasons I am leaving the Republican Party. I will still vote for Conservative Republicans in my voting area; however I am going to actively seek another political party to get behind. When that day of the choice for a new political party occurs, if that Party is able to field candidates in my local area I will even say bye-bye to the local Conservative Republicans. That is how much I believe the Establishment Republicans screwed the opportunity to dump President Barack Hussein Obama.
Talk is finally beginning about Sarah Palin’s political choices for 2016. If Palin sticks with the GOP, she would not win the nomination OR if she wins the nomination the Establishment Republicans will undermine her campaign for President.
One reason Obama won reelection is because the Dems and the MSM presented an absolute united front to win Obama’s reelection. Whereas the GOP were divided between Conservatives and Establishment GOP, Social Conservatives and Establishment GOP, Conservatives and RINOs, Anybody but Obama Republicans and anti-Mormon Christians and so on with the scenarios of divided Republicans.
Rather than live with a disunited GOP I would rather be a part of a united front that stands against a united Leftist machine. I would rather be a part of a Conservative political organization that is united and emerging than a part of the Republican Party working against Conservative Principles that include Christian Values and an Original Intent Constitution. Sarah Palin would have a better chance of a national nomination for President in a new political party.
Here is a historical analogy.
The Republican Party came into existence favoring abolitionism in 1854. The Republican Party fielded a national candidate in John C. Fremont for the first time in 1856. The political climate of 1856 was dissatisfaction with America’s leaders which led to the division of Whig Party faithful. The Whigs and the Democratic Party were the two major political parties prior to 1856. Political parties found a migration of voters that eventually decimated the Whigs forming competing political parties. Southern Whigs notably joined the Democratic Party. The Democrats major opponents were divided between the new Republican Party and the Know Nothing movement (officially the American Party). The Republicans under Fremont almost won that election and I am guessing they may have if it was not for the Know Nothings. The eventual winner was Democrat James Buchanan that although from Pennsylvania was Southern Sympathizer politically (SA a glimpse of Buchanan’s private life).
The political divisions of 1856 led the Free North States to place Republican Abraham Lincoln in Office in 1860 causing most of the Southern Slave States to secede initiating the Civil War. Lincoln’s closest competitor in the Electoral College was Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge.
Today America is polarized between a Leftist vision for America and a Conservative vision for America. Unfortunately the journalists of the Mainstream Media and the intelligentsia dominating the Academics in Colleges are committed to the Leftist vision. The Conservatives primary vehicle to communicating fiscal Conservatism and Social Conservatism is a free Internet and Talk Radio. The Internet and Talk Radio is currently the best way to mobilize grass roots activism to break down the stranglehold of the MSM (journalism, TV & Hollywood) and Leftist Professors.
I pray Sarah Palin is the catalyst to unite Conservatives to reverse the curse of anti-Conservative and anti-Christian of the Leftist vision for America.
John R. Houk
© August 27, 2012
I post on a few blogs. May central blog is SlantRight 2.0. One of the social blogs I posted “Get Over the Gaffe and STILL Support Akin for Senate”. I posted this title at several blogs including of course SlantRight 2.0; however the place I have received the most feedback via comments is at my AC2C blog.
At first the comments were somewhat split with differing opinions between men and women. The women wanted Akin to quit his bid for the Senate seat currently held by Left Wing Senator Claire McCaskill. The men tended to be more forgiving of Akin’s faux pas “legitimate rape” and were ready to move forward with Pro-Life Akin against pro-baby murder Claire McCaskill.
Republican Tea Party supporter Sarah Palin was not forgiving as a woman even noting that if it was possible she would support a Third Party candidate in the hope that both Akin and McCaskill would lose. I am thinking Palin was talking about her Tea Party endorsed GOP candidate Sarah Steelman who lost the GOP Primary to Todd Akin in Missouri.
I am a huge Sarah Palin supporter but I think she has gotten wrong on this one. Akins voting record from State Congress to the U.S. Congress has been one of Pro-Life and Conservative. I was with Palin on her endorsement of Sarah Steelman; however a majority of the Missouri GOP voters decided with Todd Akin. AND until Akin spoke in a public interview before engaging his brain was ahead in the poll predictions by 10 points. After the Leftist media and a number of prominent Republicans (including Governor Palin) went on the dump Akin train he sank to 10 points behind McCaskill.
Here’s what I am going to do: I am going to share the AC2C comments to date (more may be forth coming). Feel free to add your two-cents about Todd Akin continuing or bowing out of the Senate race. If I resided in Missouri at this point I would be an Akin supporter come Election Day 2012.
Comments on ‘Get Over the Gaffe and STILL Support Akin for Senate’
Comment by Mark Currier on Thursday
This is exactly what I’ve been saying all week! The man is on the ballot. It’s either him or McCaskill. The choice is obvious.
Comment by Michael Trivisani on Thursday
I am a little conflicted…should he go or should he stay. Everyone says something stupid from time to time and most of the time it is not what the person really believes. When a republican, however, has a mishap of the tong, it is ‘off with his head!’ A democrat can actually be accused of rape and remain president. I am leaning that he should stay and fight to the death, instead of bowing to it. His battle could shed more light on the double standards of the Liberal MSM and the democrat party.
Comment by Jamie Shafer on Thursday
Laura – please read this article that explains a great deal. Yes, women’s bodies can render a REAL rape without pregnancy consequences. http://americanvision.org/6278/legitimate-political-gang-rape/#.UDZ…
Please inform yourself. I was going to share your remarks until I hit the comments that showed your lack of knowledge of the situation. Too bad.
And why drag in Crony Capitalism – a real non sequitur in my opinion.
What this whole Akin thing is about is the embarrassment on the part of the economics-only crowd that social issues discussions cause them. I hear this in my own family from good conservatives. I got news for them: I know people who will ONLY vote for Republicans based on social issues!
PS Of course I support Akin – and the sooner everyone shuts up the better. I think Republicans have a lot more to worry about in the upcoming days and weeks.
Comment by Michael Trivisani on Thursday
Shuts up?! Is that the opposite of Blog up? I respectively disagree. The more talk there is the better. Like I said, his battle could shed more light on the double standards of the Liberal MSM and the democrat party.
Comment by Mark Brocious on Thursday
Mr. Akin should STAND HIS GROUND. One honest mistake does NOT make him a bad person or mean that he should quit the race. He is a MUCH better candidate than Clare McCaskill who is a liberal and voted for ObamaCare. His winning in November is vital to taking control of the U.S. Senate and possibly giving Romney (if he wins) a sure majority (it is possible). Need I go on?????
Comment by Michael Trivisani on Thursday
Mark, I am starting to believe if the GOP gets behind Akin, they just might score points.
Comment by Laura J Alcorn National Director on Thursday
Man, you really told me, after all I’m a woman.
The problem is that he said ‘legitimate rape’. Rape is rape. It is an act of violence and there are no varying degrees of rape.
It’s not about how many women get pregnant from rape.
And yes, I agree with the stats from americanvision that you asked me to read. Most rapes do not result in pregnancy. Getting pregnant is determined by how sexually active the man has been. The more sex the more the sperm will swim and penetrate the egg.
Getting pregnant has nothing to do with rape, legitimate rape, first time sex, bad sex, or good sex.
There were 2 other people ready to step into Akin place to defeat McCaskill. Akin decided to stay in the race and now he’s running 10 points behind. Until he make that ‘gaffe’ he it was 43 to 44.
He also lost about 10M in campaign funding and put the women’s social issue in front that Obama is running on.
Here’s the big thing: Like Mark said, If he loses to McCaskill, that will be one less Senator we have to take over the Senate and defeat Obamacare.
He’s playing politics like he play with his genitalia.
Comment by Van Scheurich on Friday
Looks like a Texas judge is on Akins’s side also!
It is now time to defund Planned Parenthood:
Comment by Paul Schmehl on Friday
It was not a gaffe. It was a horrible choice of words that many found insulting to women – not just liberals were outraged. That should tell you something.
If Akin stays in, then certainly conservatives should vote for him rather than McCaskill. But Akin should never forget his stupid comments, nor should conservatives let him forget them.
Comment by Jim Coles on Friday
I’m from Kansas City…still have much family up there…still own property there (I’d like to sell it…a big home on a private lake, two docks, now priced at $350K below the pre-crash value…) I vote in Alabama so I can’t add my election day support to him…but the reality is we’re better off with the stupid, clumsiest Republican who ever walked the face of the Earth than we are with Claire McCaskill on her best day.
The women in my family are pissed at him for his stupid word choice but they’re still voting for him if he stays in.
Comment by Sara James on Friday
It wasn’t a gaffe, it illuminated the shallow thought process that goes on in this man’s mind. He clearly elaborated on his belief that women’s bodies will repel sperm that is not welcomed (you know, if you aren’t lubed up enough it will die or something.)
Come on. He makes the Republican Party look like its members live in caves and believe in the Easter Bunny, too.
Comment by Michael Trivisani on Friday
I never heard of this guy…Akin, and now he is the hot topic…of the day? Of the week? How long? It sounds like it is McCaskill or Akin. How long has Akin been around? Would it be normal for him to talk that way? Just reading here there sure seems to be conflicting opinions. It is going to be interesting to see how it plays out.
Comment by Sara James on Friday
Akin has a history of being very pro-life, his campaign is run by his campaign manager son and his wife is his closest adviser. He defeated Sarah Palin’s choice for the seat, Sarah Steelman, and another primary contender. He’s not so much a tea party type guy as he is known for being very pro-life. Why he is such a lightening rod right now is because Missouri was a seat that could have been a loss for the Democrats, and we need the Democrats to lose the Senate if we want to halt the march to emulate China. Missouri is trending red in recent elections so it looked to be a pick up for the GOP. All he had to do was not do anything stupid until November. But then he opened his mouth and his brains fell out.
Comment by Laura J Alcorn National Director on Friday
He’s a hot topic because he is COULD have taken out McCaskill in the Senate. We need seven seats and there are only nine slots open. With what he has said, he narrows the number of winning and taking over the Senate.
In our local GOP, we had a similar situation. Our candidate went crazy (he later committed suicide) and would not step aside. The Dem won.
These are races, we MUST win. It has nothing to do with abortion, or women’s issues. That is what Obama is running on. We do not need to go there. We should not go there.
It is about winning the race, political strategy, and polling, Akin was tied with McCaskill. He is now 10 points below.
Sara is correct. Akins thought process demeans women and he does not understand sexual behavior or he would not have said woman can control pregnancies.
In the information age, this makes him look out of touch and he doesn’t represent the majority of people, who know better.
Comment by Michael Trivisani on Friday
OK, ummmm, it sounds like Akin is a winner in everything up to the point he said what he said? Is there no chance for him to win now? He won against two others in the primary and that say a lot. Is it a problem in Missouri that he is pro-life? This can’t be fixed? There is no way for Akin to fix it himself? If it were a democrat that made that slip, the democrat party would have promoted the person.
Comment by Laura J Alcorn National Director on Friday
FOX 2 News in St. Louis just reported an ongoing investigation to a threat against MO Senate Candidate Akin
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The FBI and US Capitol police are investigating a reported threat against Congressman Akin. This is an active investigation.
Police are not willing to release more details. At this time authorities are keeping security operations and procedures confidential.
FOX 2 is working on gathering more details in this threat. They will be posted as this story develops.
“Capitol police are working with an outside law enforcement agency regarding threatening contact with our official office. The office of Congressman Akin has received threats of rape of his official staff, family and the Congressman himself along with suggestions that individuals should die.”
Akin has been in the national spotlight this week. His comments on FOX 2′s Jaco Report last Sunday have had some calling for him to bow out of the race for US Senate. During the program he was asked if rape could ever be a reason to have an abortion. He said, “It seems to be, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, it’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”
MO GOP heavyweights Blunt, Ashcroft, Bond, Talent & Danforth have also asked Akin to quit the race. Even Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has asked Akin to bow out.
Despite calls from fellow Republicans for him to withdraw, the deadline for him to drop out passed on Tuesday. In a radio show Tuesday, Akin said he’s staying in the race because “there are people who fe…
The cynic in me says that it will be 20-something year old vet and he’ll be taken into custody for mental health issues.
Comment by Sara James on Friday
Michael, yes, he was a winner in the primary. But now it is the general election and more people will vote in November. The pro-life contingent comes out heavy in primaries, and he rode that wave of support. It won’t be the same electorate in November.
His comment makes him look like the neanderthal that Democrats love to paint older white men as. Frankly, as the mother of three sons, and wife to a middle aged white male, I am tired of society painting them as caricatures: stupid and bumbling or arrogant and selfish.
He basically opens himself up to all those caricatures. He has no chance of winning in November.
Comment by Michael Trivisani on Friday
Sara, Well, as much as he could have helped with taking over the Senate, if he is inclined talk first and think second, maybe it is just time he retire, but from what I am reading, he in it to the end. Maybe it is time to just chalk this one in the lost column and move on. It must sting a little, so close and all. We can still pull it off….I think.
Comment by John 12 hours ago
I’ve noticed the comments here on whether Akin should stay in or get out are somewhat divided between male and female including AC2C National Director Laura J. Alcorn. The gals went Akin out and the guys say it was stupid but forgive him.
I tend to still believe he should stand his ground especially since has apologized and has humbled himself publicly.
One thing to keep in mind is that Akin has been a career politician. Now a lot of tried and true Tea Party Conservatives would say that is all the more reason to get rid of Akin; however I view the career politician that has marketed himself as a pro-life candidate has a history of not screwing up in public or he would not be an oft reelected politician. He screws up publicly as a pro-life candidate and the entire Republican Party wants to sack him. I guess the “sack’em” attitude seems to be over the top.
Comment by Laura J Alcorn National Director 12 hours ago
Missouri Voters Like Mitt’s Small Gov’t, Lower Taxes BUT Akin Loses 9 for Not Wanting to Abort a Child of Rape
August 25, 2012
Like most Conservatives, I wanted US Congressman Todd Akin to step out of the US Senate race for Missouri when he abhorrently used the “L” word (“legitimate”) about the act of rape. At the time Akin had a nine-point lead over one of the most incompetent Senators in the country, Claire McCaskill. I’m skipping over the details of Akin refusing to bow out, and the shunning given him by the GOP. My opinion: IF Akin is the candidate, we MUST get onboard and support him.
I understand that “Independents” are thought to rule the day, but if Independents want smaller government, lower taxes and less spending, why would they shift to McCaskill?
It’s the same thing as saying:
I want to fix America’s financial crisis and would have voted for Aiken for that reason, but now that I know he believes a child of rape should not be aborted, I will vote for McCaskill and let our economic freedom go to hell. I will support continuing Democrat-control of Congress
Abortion is legal in this country and that is not going to change. Most doctors and hospitals will immediately give a rape victim the “morning after pill,” if wanted, and all the other longstanding procedures are available to allow a woman to do what she thinks is right – so why would a once-Akin-supporter give up the economy and a chance to gain control of the Senate for something that will change nothing about our economic freedom?
He proposed H.R. 6000 to validate the immigration status of aliens receiving federal benefits, voted for the Federal Reserve Transparency Act (passed House), for the repeal of Obamacare (passed), for the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act (passed), against Project Labor Agreements (passed), for Ryan Budget (passed), for returning water to California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Act – to heck with the Delta Smelt act (passed), for the development of Shale Oil Resources (passed), for prohibiting Insider Trading by Government Officials (passed), for amending the budget baseline (passed), against the President’s authority to raise the debt limit (passed), for limiting regulation on Farm Dust (passed), for Congressional approval of regulations (passed).
On the slim chance that some of these may or did make it to the Senate floor, do you think McCaskill would support any one of them? She will not. I don’t agree with a few of Akins votes, but I agree with all of the above and anyone wanting smaller government and U.S. sovereignty should agree with them as well, and reward Aikin for them, because most are lying in a drawer somewhere in the Senate where Claire McCaskill, agreeing with Harry Reid, thinks it is just swell not to bring them up for a vote and allow The People to exercise their full power through their elected officials.
A vote for Claire McCaskill is a vote for Obama’s sponsored infanticide. As an Illinois State Senator, BO was the only legislator to vote NOT to give life saving measures to an aborted child born alive. A vote for Claire McCaskill is a vote for EPA regulations, illegal Presidential Executive Orders and Signing Statements. A vote for Claire McCaskill is a vote for continual downgrades and dumbing-down of education, the DREAM Act and no American energy independence.
Why would a true small government voter abandon Akin at a time when our future hangs on making smart, Constitutional decisions?
If the GOP can get Akin out and come up with a candidate that has a chance of beating McCaskill, that’s well and good. If not, get behind the voting record of Todd Akin. We have everything to lose. Don’t be a part of a continuing nightmare by voting for Claire McCaskill. See details of the Mason Dixon poll at Hot Air where Romney leads, but a Rasmussen Poll tells a different story.
Comment by Jim Coles 10 hours ago
I kind of think Akin will pull it out … or rather, McCaskill will tank because the folks are just tired of her insanity…either way, I think Akin wins…and when he does I hope he makes the RNC/congressional GOP leadership pay a price for each vote he casts to support the agenda…Akin a lump of not-smart on legs but he’s our lump of not-smart…and on his worst day he’s better for us than the Dems’ lump of really stupid all the time is for anyone…
Of course we have to support Akin and we should thump on the career pols who turned on his so quickly…but not so hard that it stops our road to victory.
Comment by Sara James 8 hours ago
There are a LOT of people who would have good voting records if they got into the Senate. However, they will never get there because of one reason or another, mistakes they have made in the past will haunt them and no amount of mea culpas is going to change that.
Akin’s “gaffe” was in fact, a window to his thought processes. You do NOT make such an egregious statement if you don’t believe it….it’s not something that just sits on the tongue waiting to be said. It has to be thought first. It wasn’t made off-handedly.
Thankfully I don’t live in Missouri so I won’t have to pull a lever or push a button for Akin. But there is no way on earth I would send him a dollar. I disagree that “of course we have to support Akin” — oh really? I’m tired of being manipulated – back and forth – someone says “do this” and then, the next day, it’s “no, do that”. I don’t look to Mike Huckabee to tell me how I should think. I’m an adult and I come to my own decisions. Sometimes I just get a sense of a person, and that’s enough. God gives us intuition for a reason.
I’m still very much hoping that he lets someone else who actually passed Biology 101 take his place on the ticket.
Comment by Laura J Alcorn National Director 2 hours ago
The Left’s Version of ‘Legitimate Rape’
The progressives have picked a spectacularly bad time to attack Republicans over insensitivity to rape. While the left continues its obsession with Todd Akin, its own hero, Julian Assange, is doing his best to avoid being extradited to Sweden to face rape charges.
The leading lights of the left have contributed to Assange’s defense fund and paid for his bail; which enabled him to flee prosecution and seek asylum in Ecuador’s embassy in London. Assange’s escape was made possible by bail money from leftist director Ken Loach, leftist socialite Jemima Khan and Maxim publisher Felix Dennis.
With the Assange case, the left has shown that it has its own version of legitimate rape. Prominent progressives have ridiculed Assange’s victims and claimed that the assaults on them did not constitute legitimate rape. Or as Whoopi Goldberg once put it, “rape-rape.”
Michael Moore, discussing the case where Assange raped a sleeping woman, told the BBC that the assault was only a “so-called crime” and suggested that it “wouldn’t actually be a crime if it was committed in Britain.” Moore has shown his faith in Assange’s legitimate rape by donating $20,000 to Assange’s defense fund.
Recently Michael Moore teamed up with Oliver “Hitler was misunderstood” Stone to write a New York Times editorial that claimed Ecuador’s refusal to hand over a rape suspect was “in accordance with important principles of international human rights” and ladled on conspiracy theories to avoid dealing with the fact that the left had chosen to back a progressive rapist over his victims.
Keith Olbermann went even further than Moore, retweeting a link from Bianca Jagger to an article written by a neo-Nazi Holocaust denier that named Assange’s victims and accused them of working for the CIA. UK Left-wing activist Craig Murray named one of the victims, prefacing his statement by saying, “Let us look at the conduct of these women.”
Daniel Ellsberg, of Pentagon Papers fame, branded the rape charges false and slanderous. Naomi Wolf suggested that Assange’s accusers don’t deserve to have their anonymity protected by rape shield laws and accused them of “using feminist-inspired rhetoric and law to assuage what appears to be personal injured feelings.”
George Galloway, who became a hero to the American left for his defense of Saddam Hussein, said that even if the two women were telling the truth, the only thing that Assange was really guilty of was “bad sexual etiquette.” Galloway is currently a part-time Muslim and it is hard to say whether his notion that rape is just “bad sexual etiquette” is rooted in him being a bad human being or in the pages of the Koran.
Ecuador’s leftist leader Rafael Correa echoed Galloway, saying that “the case would not in his view constitute criminal behavior in Latin America.” That might explain why over half of Ecuador’s schoolgirls have reported experiencing sexual abuse in schools. It might also explain why Daniel Camargo Barbosa, one of the worst rapists and serial killers in history, chose, like Assange, to escape to Ecuador and was able to kill 71 girls there in two years.
Domestic abuse and sexual assault are commonplace in Ecuador and most rapes go unreported. That, along with its left-wing government, makes Ecuador a natural destination of choice for Julian Assange. And the horrors in Ecuador have not stopped the left from holding a vigil outside Ecuador’s embassy in support of Assange and Ecuador’s leftist regime.
Comment by Michael Trivisani 20 minutes ago
Laura, what a great read. However, leading with Michael Moore’s picture wasn’t a good start to my blogging morning…lol. I have come to understand that there is a fundamental difference with how people view the transgressions of both political parties and their ideologies. Expected and unexpected. What is perceived as normal or not. An analogy that comes to mind is gas prices. They have been so high for so long, three dollar and above per gallon has become the norm. We have been trained to live with it. We have learned to live with what the democrat party has become and much of the lessons have come from the Bill Clinton’s presidency. Here we have someone that wasn’t running for office, he was a sitting president having sexual relations with a very young woman in the White House where his wife was not far away. That transgression was only the tip of the sexberg, yet Bill Clinton survived, elected to a second term and now he is being honored to speak at the Democrat National Convention to nominate none other than the Obama, a living transgression.
I can only comment about Akin in general terms and based on what little I know of him. My first inclination was that he should fall on the sward for the good of the party. Now I wonder if it would be better for the party to get behind one of their own. If Akin is steadfast and goes forward with his campaign, stand and fight, the party should stand with him.
I did some minor editing with spell check. Abbreviations and misspelling are common in Comments so no impunity is intended.
John R. Houk
© August 1, 2012
Sarah Palin joins the call for Chick-fil-A day support on August 1 AND faces up to former VP Dick Cheney’s criticism of her selection as the 2008 VP nomination.
Here is a snippet Cheney’s criticism of Palin:
Palin was just as qualified to be a Presidential candidate as then Senator Barack Hussein Obama who was a first termer with no Executive experience. On the other hand Palin had a successful Executive Branch in her first two years as Governor of Alaska. Palin’s only weakness was growing weary of Leftists lying about her family and her own Alaskan Congress coming up with frivolous ethics investigations in which she was CLEARED; however Alaskan Dems were relentless as was the MSM in smearing Palin.
So Palin packed her bags as Governor of Alaska and has proceeded with a hugely successful campaign of supporting Tea Party candidates across the USA. Alaska’s loss was the Tea Party Movement’s gain even though to my knowledge Palin has no formal ties to any particular Tea Party organization.
I am about to cross post an article from The Blazes that talks about Palin’s support for Chick-fil-A first and then addresses Cheney’s criticism. The Blaze has some video from a Greta Van Susteren interview. At the end of my thoughts here I am going to snip the part in which Palin quite correctly points to the error of Cheney’s thinking on her being a VP choice in 2008.
Sarah Palin Delivers Passionate Response to Dick Cheney‘s Claim That She Was a ’Mistake’ & Calls Chick-fil-A Protests ‘Bigoted’
August 1, 2012 at 7:47am
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was in rare form last night when she joined FOX News’ Greta Greta VanSusteren to discuss issues ranging from the Chick-fil-A controversy to Vice President Dick Cheney’s statement that she was a poor choice for Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008.
The segment opened with the controversy surrounding the fast-food chain. VanSusteren asked Palin why she was jumping in to support the restaurant (recently, Palin Tweeted in support of Chick-fil-A). Rather than focusing upon the issue of gay marriage, Palin said her support was rooted in a dislike for the ban that has been advanced against the company.
“I’m speaking up for him and his First Amendment rights and anyone else who would wish to express their — not anti-gay people sentiment — but their support for traditional marriage,” Palin said, referring to Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy. “President Obama and Joe Biden — they both supported the exact same thing until just a few months ago when they had to flip-flop to shore up the homosexual voter base.”
The politician went on to call the poor treatment of Chick-fil-A and the calls for bans on the food establishment ”intolerant, bigoted, hypocritical“ and ”narrow-minded.”
As for Cheney, who recently said that it was “a mistake” for Palin to be chosen for vice-president in 2008, the former Alaskan governor had plenty to say. When VanSusteren asked Palin about this statement, she passionately responded, saying that she was honored to have been chosen as a candidate and that it would have been a mistake for her not to accept the nomination. Here’s her full response:
“The mistake would have been me just deciding that, ‘Hey I love my 86, 87 percent approval rating up there in Alaska as the governor moving and shaking and watching corrupt politicians and businessmen to go prison for crony capitalism. Working on 16 to 20 percent of domestic energy supplies being able to be increased via Alaska’s resource development. Ethics reform legislation that I was working on — that led to that 86 percent approval rating.
I could have decided, you know, I don’t want to be blooded up, I don’t want my family to go through what we will have to go through in order to put ourselves forward in the name service to this country. But I did it. It would have been a mistake to have hunkered down — just lived that luxurious…comfortable lifestyle in Alaska…We like so many people in this country decided, we will do all that we can in order to defend our republic, put America back on track. And I believe I did the right thing in accepting that call.”
Watch the entire interview, below (passionate response to Cheney starts around 7:23):
Palin Barks Back at Cheney
John R. Houk
© August 1, 2012
Sarah Palin Delivers Passionate Response to Dick Cheney‘s Claim That She Was a ’Mistake’ & Calls Chick-fil-A Protests ‘Bigoted’
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