Thursday, January 30, 2014

Poll;Which Woman Would be the Best Vice-presidential Running Mate for Governor Palin In 2016?

A left leaning polling firm-PPP Polling (D-Daily Kos) has confirmed that Governor Palin has the highest favorability ranking amongst all current possible GOP contenders for the 2016 nomination. That being the case, it is perhaps opportune to consider who should be her running mate if she should choose to run.

Of course such a decision would be Governor Palin's, no doubt after intensive consultation with her team, and with due consideration of political balance (without pandering to  the establishment element of course) geographical balance and, perhaps, gender. 

However, polls such as this can be useful as a guide to the thinking of the rank and file, and if enough votes are cast across a number of them for one or two potential candidates that might be useful as another pointer for the Palin team when decision time approaches.

I have steadfastly  stated that in my humble opinion the best team for 2016 would be two women-Governor Palin of course as the presidential nominee and either of Susana Martinez or Condolleezza Rice. Both have tremendous strengths, Dr. Rice obviously in foreign policy but on balance, given the importance of the Hispanic vote in New Mexico, Colorado, and Florida I would believe that Governor Martinez would bring in the most Electoral College votes.

I set out the case for Governor Martinez HERE and Dr.Rice HERE but the GOP has a wealth of highly qualified women amongst whom a running mate who could also deliver the votes could be found. Here are some who have been discussed as possible VP candidates for you to cast your vote for your preference.






Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Outstanding Statistical Analyst Review Of PPP Poll:Shore Up Base More Important Than "Moderate" Appeal As Palin Leads GOP Pack



  • National Poll January 29, 2014 - Public Policy Polling
    .......Candidate......Favorable...Unfavorable...Not sure
    (1) Sarah Palin.........70%..........20%..........10%...
    (2) Mike Huckabee.....64%..........18%............18%...
    (3) Rand Paul............58%...........21%............21%...
    (4) Paul Ryan............58%...........18%............24%...
    (5) Jeb Bush..............56%...........18%............26%...
    (6) Ted Cruz..............45%...........20%............35%...
    (7) Chris Christie.......40%...........38%............22%...
    The winning demographics: Christian 76.9%, Blue Collar 61%, Women 53%


      The conservatives answer to 538.com's famous psephologist Nate Silver is "technopeasant" who posts analytical wisdom at; Conservatives4Palin "technopeasant' has undergone an interesting analysis of the latest PPP Polling (D) outfits polling on the current state of the Republican 2016 race for presidential nominee.

      Quite rightly, given the source, there is a caveat, and of course we are far far away from the actual primary campaign that such matters can rightly be considered auguries but there are some important wider points raised.

      Here is technopeasants analysis and I would point out the major discussion, as I see it, of the need to consider the conservative base as the priority. I have my own overview of the PPP poll with links to it and a discussion of what it might mean as far as a GOP 2016 ticket at this link.

      With thanks to C4P and technopeasant whose views should be disseminated as widely as possible.

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        I know what I wrote about being leery of the numbers posted by PPP (Public Policy Polling) for Sarah's current favorables and unfavorables but something interesting happened today;.

      • Follow along:

      • First I am going to give the favorable/unfavorable for the GOP candidates offered for selection showing the support they have within their own party vs. GOP "supporters" (party members + conservative independents)

      • GOP Supporters

      • Jeb: 61/18 56/18
        Christie 45/35 40/38
        Cruz 49/19 45/20
        Huckabee 68/15 64/18
        Rand Paul 61/20 58/21
        Ryan 66/13 58/18
        PALIN N/A 70/20

      • Now I am going to break the "support" down by each candidate by demographics:

      • VERY CONS SOMEW CONS MOD WOM MEN

      • JEB 60/16 61/12 41/33 54/19 59/17
        CHRISTIE 32/45 46/32 44/33 39/39 41/37
        CRUZ 62/11 44/20 13/37 38/20 51/20
        HUCK 77/10 67/16 39/38 62/16 66/20
        R PAUL 75/11 55/21 32/38 51/23 65/18
        RYAN 67/13 66/12 30/36 54/18 62/18
        PALIN 84/9 72/17 44/41 69/20 71/20

      • Conclusions:

      • 1) When you compare the party membership support vs. the actual voter support for the GOP you can see for each candidate there is some slippage between the two. Thus extrapolating I can safely say that if Palin was polled strictly among GOP party members her favorables would have been in the mid 70 range.

      • 2) But to the demographic breakdown what is clearly shown is that Palin is still extremely popular among conservatives ( a caveat this poll was taken between Jan 23-26 before her Facebook support of John McCain) but also is tied for the lead with Chris Christie in favorability among moderates and leads in favorability among both women and men.
        Of course the critics of this poll will suggest that she is too polarizing and will not pick up support "across the aisle". But I ask what good did this line of thinking do in the last election?

      • Now folks if there is one bald-faced lie all conservatives need to rally around is that our side loses presidential elections because we don't pick up the "squishy moderates". When you only win the popular vote in one of six presidential elections since 1992 and you run moderate to somewhat conservative candidates like Bush 41, Dole, Bush 43 (twice), McCain and Romney and to boot clear evidence shows that millions of white conservatives did not show up to vote in either 2008 or 2012 you have to conclude perhaps it's more important to shore up the conservative base before you do anything else like running around claiming we can't win unless we can attract more Obama supporters to our tent. There's a Biblical verse: "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye, and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Take the plank out of your own eye first, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye."

      • Using a sports analogy, when you introduce a new QB to playing as a starter the head coach wants to make damn sure he knows the basic playbook before he introduces him to more risky or flamboyant plays or has him changing the play at the line of scrimmage at will.
        The number one priority of our side should be to solidify the base above anything else. Nothing is more important going into 2016. And of course we all know the person most capable of doing that: Sarah Palin.

      Update:I think I should take a moment to explain today's PPP poll on the GOP "candidates".
      What PPP did is they polled several candidates favorable/unfavorables but not Sarah Palin and broke it down by "Republicans" meaning paid-up members of the party.
      Then later they segregated the GOP "candidates" for favorable/unfavorables and now included Palin in the mix. But also what they did they now polled "GOP voters" which includes party members + CONSERVATIVE INDEPENDENTS who are not party members. 
      That is why the there are two different totals.
      Now finally the demographic breakdown is based on the latter measurement of F/UF and not just party members.

      Governor Palin's Reply To The State Of The Union Address By President Obama


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      • If you skipped huddling around the TV last night for the State of the Union address because you’ve heard it all before, plus you were just busy with life, well… so did I. Putting the real world on hold to watch the fantasy declaration of “utopia’s-on-its-way” just isn’t efficient.

        My truck radio was tuned in though. And driving kids to and from ball games with me negotiating control of the dial allowed me to hear what I’d forebodingly anticipated. Later, reading the President's remarks on my cell phone made sitting on sticky steel bleachers (that exacerbate parents’ sore backs) that much more uncomfortable. It was all confirmation that we HAVE heard it all before – how more government is supposedly the answer. But the extreme hubris and naïveté that emanated from that speech was something new and alarming.

        Ronald Reagan said the nine most frightening words in the English language are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Well, last night's promise to grow even more unaffordable, unsustainable bureaucracy confirms we need rescuing from government like never before.

        Consider all the “help” a bloated bankrupt federal government has given us…

        In an attempt to “fix” our health care system, government has taken away our health insurance and forced us to buy worse plans we don’t want and can’t afford.

        To “stimulate” the economy, government blew a trillion dollars on a failed stimulus scheme that sunk us deeper into such a pile of debt that our great-great-great grandchildren won’t be able to pay it off. And our government still wants to blow more money we don’t have on “investments” that will incur more deficits year after year.

        To “lead” us to energy independence, government throws billions at bankrupt boondoggle green energy gimmicks that conveniently reward campaign donors. Meanwhile, the President stymies development of conventional resources that we actually use and he kills a pipeline that’s guaranteed to provide jobs and reliable energy.

        To “create” jobs, government has created more burdensome regulations and requirements and sat back to watch as a record number of Americans simply quit the workforce and gave up trying to find jobs that government can never create.

        Speaking of which, while claiming to be concerned with job creation for American workers, our government is trying to ram through amnesty, which will result in a flood of foreign workers competing with Americans for the few jobs there are.

        These examples prove that growing government isn't the answer; rather, it’s the problem. It’s tempting to tune out rhetoric like last night's naive promises that this time will be different, but we must not ignore it! Between the hubris of an executive branch governing by fiat, to the arrogance of believing it can spy on citizens’ communications and unleash the IRS to harass people who happen to disagree with the President, it’s now more important than ever for us to press in and pay attention.

        Why? Because we’re obviously on a dangerous path, but “We the People” don't have to be “We the Sheeple” and just get shepherded towards a fundamental transformation that’s against America’s will. There’s another way! This nation can shine again with the elbow grease we as individuals can provide! But we mustn’t let a statist-leaning government dull our dedicated efforts. So pay attention. Get involved. Understand the way words are manipulated by politicians who practice to deceive, so that we can DO something about it. For instance, proving he’s immune to irony, the President used the phrase “fairness and equality under the law” at the end of last night’s address. This is the same President who has been arbitrarily amending his signature legislation, Obamacare, practically every other day to give breaks to his cronies and leave the rest of us without “connections” out in the cold. I guess some of us are less fair and equal under Obama’s laws.

        The last thing we need right now is more “help” from big government. In this mid-term year, we need to send new leadership to D.C. to get government back on our side and off our aching backs.

        Thankfully, November is just around the corner.

        - Sarah Palin

      No Country For Old Or Young Men;The GOP Should Run A Two Woman Ticket In 2016

      With polling confirming that Governor Palin is, by far the most liked person in the possible GOP field for 2016 It is of value to consider what would be the best team to assist her Electoral College chances.

      "The best liked person we tested on this poll with Republican primary voters is actually Sarah Palin who has a 70/20 favorability rating" LINK PPP Polling (D) 

      An all woman team in 2016, ( a possibility Governor Palin appears to welcome as per the interview below) e.g. Palin/Martinez, might help counter the Hillary bandwagon, and stop the Dem's "it's time for a woman" meme in its tracks. Gone would be the left's attack on the GOP as "the party of old White men, the "War on women" party.


      The Republican ticket for 2016 and its best and perhaps only chance of victory?














      Political analysts looking far ahead to the 2016 presidential elections have advised that the GOP have a hard row to hoe given the substantial Democrat advantage in the high population states.That  is of course correct and the GOP candidate would have to thread a fine needle to win in the Electoral College.

      Making the challenge even more difficult is Virginia, once a solid south state having gone for the Democrats for the last two elections.Whether this is due to the high Black turnout for Obama, or the drift  of Democrat voters into Northern Virginia is open to debate, but what seems certain is that the state is marginal and perhaps leans Dem. The recent gubernatorial election proved nothing as both candidates were weak, and it came in the immediate aftermath of the government shut down which appeared to affect the Republican candidate.

      Obviously if the GOP won Virginia it would be a crucial element in forging an Electoral College victory of 270 votes, but it is not absolutely essential. The reality is that if the Republicans lose Florida then it is game over almost before it starts. Even winning Virginia and Ohio (and the "Romney" states from 2012) still doesn't get the GOP to 270, either Iowa or Colorado has to come on board for a squeaker win.

      But if Virginia goes Dem, then even with Iowa and Colorado won the GOP would be 2 votes short (or 1 if there were a tie). So, is there any hope for a Republican of any stripe in 2016 without a win, a tough challenge, in Virginia? In my opinion there would be one chance and that would be to have the current Governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez as the Vice-presidential candidate. The map below shows
      how a win in New Mexico (which went for Bush on 2004) could win the presidency for the Republican ticket.

      Martinez is popular in her home state, is Hispanic, which might be crucial not only in New Mexico, but in Florida as well, and is seen by the base as an acceptable conservative. 

      Frankly, unless there is a major swing against the Dem's in 2016, or an economic downturn, it may well be that the GOP's only chance would be to have Martinez on the ticket with her spending most of the campaign in New Mexico/Florida/Colorado and Nevada (a win in Nevada would allow for a loss in Iowa)-all states won by Bush in 2004 and all absolutely crucial to 2016




      SB - (Reading Twitter question) "will you run in 2016 if Romney doesn't win or in 2020 and would you consider Condi Rice as an all female ticket as your VP?
      SP- "wouldn't that be cool an all female ticket.


      Note that Palin didn't deny the possibility of either a presidential run or her having a female VP if a run took place. Using that as the baseline, i.e. a possible future run and female ticket running mate, who might be the best candidate as far as bringing the most optimum Electoral College advantages?

      There are in fact a wealth of such possible top class people, Haley/Rice/Ayotte have all been mentioned at one time or another and all have advantages and possible disadvantages. However one possible VP candidate, Governor Susana Martinez has an enormous store of advantages and could be the key to victory.


      **********************************************************************

      Here is the original interview and discussion regarding a  possible future run and female VP running mate




      SB - (Reading Twitter question) "will you run in 2016 if Romney doesn't win or in 2020 and would you consider Condi Rice as an all female ticket as your VP?
      SP- "wouldn't that be cool an all female ticket....maybe that's part of the answer America needs. Um, I am obviously still thinking about running in the future for an office that would allow the effective policies that America needs. We (I) have a good track record having served in the past at local, state level of government, really engaging in the relentless reform, that is needed (indistinct - clean??) and reign in the growth of government. I think I could put some of that experience to good use on a national level so obviously still thinking about it but, um, we'll see what the future holds.



      Tuesday, January 28, 2014

      "The Real Reason Sarah Palin Defended John McCain"; Mark Whittington

      From the indomitable Mark Whittington; (reproduced at C4p)

       
      The Real Reason Sarah Palin Defended John McCain

      Mark Whittington, Yahoo Contributor Network Jan 28, 2014
      yahoo.com/the-real-reason-sara...


      COMMENTARY | Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. was recently censored by Arizona Republicans for being too much of a RINO and a generally irascible fellow. Sarah Palin has taken to her Facebook pageto rally to the venerable war hero's defense.

      "I consider Senator John McCain an American hero and a friend. He fights to remind our President that the federal government's first priority must be strong defense of our homeland, and, like Congressman Johnson, he fights against big-spending colleagues who don't prioritize for our military's needs. Upon the Senator's shoulders he's carried part of our message of opposition to today's "fundamental transformation" of America directly to the problem: President Obama and Harry Reid's far left agenda.

      "I appreciate Senator McCain's steadfastness in demanding truth in the White House's Benghazi cover-up. Because of his persistence we WILL get that truth, and then more eyes will be open to see how dangerous an Obama-led retreating America is in this volatile world."

      But then Palin ever so gently gave her former running mate the back of her hand.
      "It goes without saying we don't all agree on all political issues. For instance, I shall keep pushing to open ANWR, I oppose letting illegal aliens cut in line and receive American benefits via "immigration reform," and I oppose any Congressional action that allows President Obama to incur more U.S. debt."


      The real reason, the unstated reason, Palin is defending McCain is due to the one great decision the long term senator made, which was to select the then governor of Alaska to be his vice presidential running mate in 2008. Almost every other part of the McCain campaign, including its treatment of its rock star running mate, was a disaster. But the elevation of Palin to national prominence has had long lasting effects on American politics. Some of those effects have not been to the senator's liking, such as the election of Ted Cruz to the senate thanks, in part, to Palin's efforts.

      If McCain had chosen someone else, it is likely that Palin would be nearing the end of her second term as governor of Alaska, perhaps thinking of retiring to her beloved Wasilla, obscure but popular among Alaskans. But in the world we live in she is the most powerful female politician on the planet, hated by many, beloved by many more, a force of nature who will shake the Earth for quite some time to come. We have John McCain to thank for that.
       

      Monday, January 27, 2014

      Governor Palin Honors Senator McCain's Service And Also Looks For Renewed Societal Virtue

      It is fair right and just to honor a man's service and dedication. Governor Palin sums up with this which should be an answer to any critics who see failings in their eyes-it is the measure of her."We live in a time of diminishing virtues because of societal influence towards total self-centeredness."
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      On this day in 1973 the Paris Peace Accords were signed. Although controversial, this treaty resulted in the release of our American POWs in Vietnam. Among them was John McCain. Our courageous POWs had endured unimaginable punishment at thehands of enemy captors in their sacrificial service to country. Our appreciation for them cannot be adequately articulated.

      So many of these vets and POWs have continued to serve our country in private life. They’re still fighting for America and showing their love of country in all they do. Some like Congressman Sam Johnson of Texas and Senator John McCain serve us in the halls of Congress today.

      I consider Senator John McCain an American hero and a friend. He fights to remind our President that the federal government’s first priority must be strong defense of our homeland, and, like Congressman Johnson, he fights against big-spending colleagues who don’t prioritize for our military’s needs. Upon the Senator’s shoulders he’s carried part of our message of opposition to today’s “fundamental transformation” of America directly to the problem: President Obama and Harry Reid’s far left agenda.

      I appreciate Senator McCain's steadfastness in demanding truth in the White House’s Benghazi cover-up. Because of his persistence we WILL get that truth, and then more eyes will be open to see how dangerous an Obama-led retreating America is in this volatile world.

      It goes without saying we don’t all agree on all political issues. For instance, I shall keep pushing to open ANWR, I oppose letting illegal aliens cut in line and receive American benefits via “immigration reform,” and I oppose any Congressional action that allows President Obama to incur more U.S. debt. During this time of dangerous lawlessness in the executive branch, those who agree on stopping the intended transformation of our country had better unite to fight. So at this time, it's perplexing to see Senator McCain’s good efforts to uncover the Obama agenda being ignored and perhaps even hindered now by those wanting to censure the Arizona Senator. Despite our differences on some other issues, there is no questioning Senator McCain’s dedication to national security in spite of the White House’s agenda.

      We live in a time of diminishing virtues because of societal influence towards total self-centeredness. This is unfortunate and makes raising families, conducting business, and governing that much more challenging. I know how important the virtue of loyalty is because in politics it’s pretty much nonexistent. I stand on that most important virtue and answer those asking today: “Yes, I am proud to have been asked to run with him in 2008, and he is my friend.”

      One more thing, if you've met his beautiful mother you know where he gets his tenacity. Roberta McCain is one tough Mama Grizzly.

      - Sarah Palin

      Photo: On this day in 1973 the Paris Peace Accords were signed. Although controversial, this treaty resulted in the release of our American POWs in Vietnam. Among them was John McCain. Our courageous POWs had endured unimaginable punishment at the hands of enemy captors in their sacrificial service to country. Our appreciation for them cannot be adequately articulated. 

So many of these vets and POWs have continued to serve our country in private life. They’re still fighting for America and showing their love of country in all they do. Some like Congressman Sam Johnson of Texas and Senator John McCain serve us in the halls of Congress today. 

I consider Senator John McCain an American hero and a friend. He fights to remind our President that the federal government’s first priority must be strong defense of our homeland, and, like Congressman Johnson, he fights against big-spending colleagues who don’t prioritize for our military’s needs. Upon the Senator’s shoulders he’s carried part of our message of opposition to today’s “fundamental transformation” of America directly to the problem: President Obama and Harry Reid’s far left agenda.

I appreciate Senator McCain's steadfastness in demanding truth in the White House’s Benghazi cover-up. Because of his persistence we WILL get that truth, and then more eyes will be open to see how dangerous an Obama-led retreating America is in this volatile world.

It goes without saying we don’t all agree on all political issues. For instance, I shall keep pushing to open ANWR, I oppose letting illegal aliens cut in line and receive American benefits via “immigration reform,” and I oppose any Congressional action that allows President Obama to incur more U.S. debt. During this time of dangerous lawlessness in the executive branch, those who agree on stopping the intended transformation of our country had better unite to fight. So at this time, it's perplexing to see Senator McCain’s good efforts to uncover the Obama agenda being ignored and perhaps even hindered now by those wanting to censure the Arizona Senator. Despite our differences on some other issues, there is no questioning Senator McCain’s dedication to national security in spite of the White House’s agenda.

We live in a time of diminishing virtues because of societal influence towards total self-centeredness. This is unfortunate and makes raising families, conducting business, and governing that much more challenging. I know how important the virtue of loyalty is because in politics it’s pretty much nonexistent. I stand on that most important virtue and answer those asking today: “Yes, I am proud to have been asked to run with him in 2008, and he is my friend.”

One more thing, if you've met his beautiful mother you know where he gets his tenacity. Roberta McCain is one tough Mama Grizzly.

- Sarah Palin

      From Mad Leftists That Became “Trig Truthers” We Introduce Wendy Davis Fans;” Wheelchair Truthers”



      From Mad Leftists That Became “Trig Truthers” We Introduce Wendy Davis Fans;” Wheelchair Truthers”
      Even if this turns out to be a con it is something that it is entirely believable to exist because of the huge numbers of "Trig Truthers" who still infest the media.

      Proving that there is no madness that the bonkers, stark raving loony (and also cynically enabling
      Alinskyites) left won’t stoop and subscribe to; ladies and gentlemen we give you the “Wheelchair Truthers.”

      I wouldn't doubt for a second that amongst the ranks of Wendy Davis fans who subscribe to the...yes this will seem beyond mad...theory that her probable opponent for the Texas Governorship Greg Abbot has been faking, since 1984, that he is a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair, will be found “Trig Truthers.”

      Trig Truthers sprang into existence (from the deepest hell of the human psyche) during the early part of the 2008 Sarah Palin for Vice-president campaign. This mad theory was that Governor Palin faked the birth of her son Trig. Why? It appears, in the warped leftist minds, that Governor Palin wanted to cover up that her Daughter Bristol was the actual mother and the father was, variously, her husband Todd, or her supposed  mystery lover.

      This then developed, at the site for such mad people “Immoral Minority” into the theme that there were not just one Trig, but a number of them which Palin trotted out for various nefarious reasons and then buried under concrete slabs and such like-as I said, absolutely mad. 

      These folk still hold to these notions at that site, and a number of others entirely dedicated to proving Palin wore a fake pregnancy suit and suchlike. The Alinskeyite faction came  into play as the idea had its origins at the “progressive” leftist site Daily Kos at the absolute height of the lefts fears that Palin had propelled McCain into the lead over their hero Obama. Blogger Andrew Sullivan also continued on with variations and suspicions.

      They haven't given up, far from it, but now face serious competition or divided time between obsessions with this new mania. It could be said that these nuts, and her team members caught on secret camera belittling Abbot, are not directly Davis' fault. But on the other hand it is clear that who she, her prevarications which were exposed last week and what she stands for quite naturally attracts these sort of people. 

      The apples don’t fall far from the tree.

      From Twitchy LINK;

      "Conspiracy alert: Greg Abbott ‘wheelchair truthers’ actually exist"


      Saturday, January 25, 2014

      CFP:"Palin appearing more and more the Prophet as older UK cancer patients are increasingly shunned"

      From Canada Free Press: Link

      Death Panels, NICE, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      Palin appearing more and more the Prophet as older UK cancer patients are increasingly shunned

      Author
      By David C. Jennings (Bio and Archives)  Saturday, January 25, 2014 
      Former Alaska Governor and Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin caused quite the stir in 2009 when, in challenging the drafting of the Affordable Care Act, she stated that the bill would create a “death panel” of bureaucrats who would decide whether Americans—such as her elderly parents or children with certain disabilities were “worthy of medical care”.


      But critics like Palin had already viewed Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) and its cost-effectiveness analysis to determine whether new treatments and drugs should be available to those covered by under the NHS.The Daily Telegraph took note and the Sunday Times wrote that Sarah Palin’s use of the “death panels” term was a reference to NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), which makes the analysis.
      As a result some UK doctors write off patients as too old for treatment for cancer and other conditions. Les Scaife, an 83 year-old still working, developed skin and breast cancer. But before receiving treatment he was continually quizzed about his age which doctors claimed was to be sure fit enough for surgery.  Nice try, but the patient’s age would have been well known to them without asking. The quizzing was an insidious attempt to intimidate him into backing away from treatment.

      Scaife said “I did feel that there was something in the back ground there, that I felt that I wasn’t going to get the same treatment as someone younger than me.  And I wanted to make the point that that wasn’t going to happen here. I’m entitled to the treatment that the illness deserves.”
      Unfortunately Scaife is an exception amongst the Brits. Most people in the UK simply won’t speak up. They have become conditioned to simply following what the government tells you to do; so when the NHS pronounces judgment (based on “cost-effectiveness analysis”), people in Britain resignedly just get in the end-of-life management line.

      According to Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity providing information and financial help to those with cancer – patients are judged by age not symptoms. A Macmillan study showed that 81% of doctors would be willing to treat a 68-year-old cancer stricken woman with chemotherapy (so 1 in 5 wouldn’t);  but make that woman a 73 year-old and only 47% of doctors would act the same way. 

      The study shows that 1 in 3 doctors see age 70 as a benchmark after which it is financially not worth treating patients, no doubt influenced by NICE. Additionaly it shows that an extra 14,000 Brits a year age 75+ would survive cancer if they received same treatment as Americans (pre- Obamacare).
      Jagtar Dhanda of Macmillan said “Normal older people can withstand the consequences of treatment, live well with that treatment and as a result, what we are saying is we need to think about why they aren’t more survivable outcomes for over 65’s in the UK compared to Europe as a whole.”

      Professor of cancer medicine and oncology Justin Stebbing responded “I think it’s happening less, is what I would say, maybe it does happen from time to time, it shouldn’t happen, but with research like this it will happen even less going forwards, we know that very fit people over the age of 65 can be cured of cancer or we can turn it into a chronic disease they can live with.”
      Stebbing’s response is typically British! Confronted with the stark obvious he engages in a slow walk back of what has been the policy of many of his colleagues while passively explaining that the policy is in fact in retreat.

      Ironically the Daily Mail, who led the UK’s charge against Palin in 2009 has run with a story this week about the travesty of pensioners (women over 60, men over 65) not securing the services they need from the NHS. They are right to point out that “Young lung cancer sufferers are only 10 per cent more likely to die within five years than their continental counterparts. But pensioners with the disease have 44 per cent less chance of survival.”

      The Mail also quotes Caroline Abrahams, of the charity Age UK, who said “It’s good news that with the right care and treatment older people can survive for many years after cancer. It is often forgotten that people over 75 represent a third of all cancer diagnoses and a half of all cancer deaths. People over 80 with the disease are the only age group in which mortality rates have got worse in the last 40 years. An individual’s date of birth should not be used as a proxy for health and fitness or influence treatment decisions. Assessments of older people must be based on their needs and not simply on their age. Anything else is blatant age discrimination.”

      Finally five years on people like Abrahams are being considered to have mainstream opinions to be acted on. Britain may finally becoming enlightened in this one area as they stop seeing people as simply not worth treating and a culture of life prevails.
      Sarah Palin can feel vindicated though don’t expect to see apologies in the British press anytime soon. A prophet sounds a trumpet and makes the way for the coming of something new, but it is rarely without paying a great personal price.

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      Unprecedented Images Of "The War On Women;" Palin Hate And The Left's Hypocrisy


      In all presidential elections in American history I can find,after extensive research, only 13 campaign buttons attacking a vice-presidential candidate. The earliest images date from 1968 with two attacking Nixon's running mate Spiro Agnew. 

      It would appear that from George Washington to Lyndon Johnson no VP candidate was considered worth attacking and in this manner, and since LBJ, only about a dozen attack buttons were reproduced-that is until Sarah Palin was picked as John McCain's running mate in 2008.

      I reproduce below the, so far fifty five 2008 buttons attacking Governor Palin-four times the number of buttons attacking every VP candidate in the entire history of presidential campaigns on the evidence too date. There have been a considerable further items produced in 2012 simply for the possibility she might run for the presidency in that year.

      The left, the Democrat party and their supporters in the main stream media, blogs and journals have been relentlessly pushing the supposed "Republican war on women" meme which is gathering momentum in view of the presumed presidential run by Hillary Clinton and some extreme statements by a small minority of GOP candidates. That such a campaign is the height of utter hypocrisy is clearly seen by the unprecedented war on Governor Palin by all those aspects of the left. Howe such blatant hypocrisy can be presented to the public is a mystery which can only be solved by viewing the lefts adherence to the truth as something of a myth.

      A glance at the vehemence, hatred and frankly disgusting misogynism at play in these campaign images would be enough by itself to explode the leftist Alinskyite campaign. If the left shouts "Republican war on women" then the simple counter is "Democrats five year war on Palin" and referring them to these images. 

      These images are of course only a tiny part of the massive campaign that was, and still is, waged against Palin. Apart from buttons there have been disgusting T-shirts, costumes banners, pornographic videos, poster against her and her family.

      There can be only one reason for this campaign of hate against someone the left calls "irrelevant" whilst waging unrelenting hatred against her and that is, surely, that she is seen as a threat. The media was massively invested in Barack Obama, and the shock of Palin's 2008 vice-presidential nomination speech at the GOP convention set the left off in a frenzy never seen before in the history of a presidential campaign.

      The images below, which range from a mad Palin baying at the moon, to a button so biased (a recent "Whities" button reproduced below) that it was only done in a limited edition with examples selling at auction for $261.

      Palin is depicted, variously, as a vampire, a madwoman, a cannibal, a "cougar" and a pig amongst numerous other aspects of the fevered leftist imagination. Here is the true imagery of the "war on women" and it is a collection of hatred which should shame any decent Democrat and shows the feminist left, who did nothing to stop it, in their true, biased light.



      "This 4 inch celluloid by Brian Campbell has stirred up some controversy. One of just 27 made."


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      The 13 campaign buttons attacking other V P candidates