Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed Joe Miller, the Alaska GOP senate candidate whose candidate whose views and policies she determined as nearest to her own just 4 days prior to the election.
Miller went from 17.6 in the Huffington Post final polling aggregate to 32% on the night giving him an 80% lift in polls (against all the pollsters predictions.) 
Palin ensured her "mojo" is still in place, whilst avoiding blame for Begich winning if Miller, seen as the weakest candidate had won GOP nomination.She can campaign for Sullivan, as Miller is pledged to presumably given his confirmation he won't run 3rd party, and Palin will get kudo's when he wins.
Palin obviously had the opportunity to endorse Miller a month a go or more if she wanted to-the three candidates, Sullivan, Treadwell and Miller's positions were very clear then. She, a brilliant strategist, chose to endorse four days prior for reasons that seem clear to me.
The result is the worst possible one for the Democratsas seen by this early results comment (which shows how much the "progressives" there have swallowed the anti-Palin line) at Daily Kos;"I can't believe what I'm seeing Miller, no money and no resources only 6 behind Sullivan".
This "no resources" comment is correct-Miller had a campaign chest of $327K compared to Dan Sullivan who had $4 million and the support of the GOP's Rovian establishment.That also applies to the "Aces" proposition also ontheballot Big oil spent $14.7 for no on Prop 1 , while prop 1 supporters spent $628K.
No doubt Governor Palin would have been delighted if Miller had won but the result goes far to not only giving the GOP a very favorable chancer of winning the Alaska senate seat but also,and the most dreaded result for the Dems,' control of the senate. At the very least the seat is now highly competitive and the DNC will have to throw vast resources at it in a desperate attempt to keep control of the senate
 Palin, constantly written off and underestimated by the Dem's and the media once again defies her critics and lives to fight again for the conservative point of view
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Governor Palin Enunciates Fourteen "We Believe" Core Conservative Positions (Also With Spanish Translation)

Governor Palin presented a  rebuttal to Senator Warren's "11 Progressive Commandments" on her new "Palin TV" channel. 

These were set out in a step by step reply to Senator Warren's points. I reproduce Governor Palin's responses without the references to Senator Warren as they stand, by themselves, as a core set of conservative positions. 

Of course they are not the totality of core positions as they are limited to the response a "progressives" positions but they are extremely significant as an indication of strongly held conservative thinking and, of course, as examples of Governor Palin's core beliefs.

It is important, I believe, to set these out in a stand alone setting as if or when Governor Palin runs for high office they will serve as a touchstone for supporters and a rebuttal to opponents. Conversely, if Governor Palin chooses not to run, they can stand as a positions to measure prospective candidates, especially presidential candidates, by.

"We believe that Washington, D.C. needs to take less of our money. It needs more scrutiny, fewer bureaucrats, and it needs a reminder of the principles laid down in the Constitution that our leaders swear to defend. Furthermore, we believe crony capitalism is infecting both sides of the aisle in D.C. We're working really hard to root it out of our party. 

 "We believe in science and God's magnificent creation overflowing with natural resources. That means we have a responsibility to honor Him by protecting the earth as we develop our resources in an environmentally sound way for mankind's use."

 "We believe the Internet shouldn't be censored by the world's tyrants. That means President Obama should reverse his disastrous decision to hand over control of Internet domain names to the U.N., where it will come under the thumb of authoritarian regimes like Russia and China."

"We believe in lifting Americans out of poverty and into sustainable jobs. That means government needs to butt out of employer-employee pay issues. And quit over-regulating business and increasing taxes. It drives up operating costs --that's what affects wages."

"We believe in America where minimum-wage jobs are not lifetime gigs. They are stepping stones to a good job with sustainable wages. It teaches work ethic. We believe in helping Americans climb the economic ladder, not get stuck on the first rung. A strong economy with good-paying jobs comes from free enterprise, not from a top-down, bloated, big-government, command-and-control economy."

 "We believe that students learn to not make decisions that result in a lot of debt. And we believe that schools need to be more accountable for the insane increase in tuition... and their insane curriculum--many of 'em. It's no accident, Elizabeth, that the rise in tuition corresponds with the rise in government intervention. More government isn't the answer."

 "We believe a pension is a promise. It must be honored. We do that by using common sense and prioritizing budgets that once and for all will end waste and fraud and the crony capitalism and the stupid political decisions that are bankrupting our nation. We believe that in order to keep faith with future generations and fulfill our current commitments to our seniors, well, we must enact sensible entitlement reform."

 "We believe in equal pay for equal work. And President Barack Obama should abandon his hypocritical practice of paying women less than men in his campaigns, in his administration, and in the White House. 

 "We believe that all men and women are created equal. They claim that we are not tolerant? Well, we believe that tolerance goes both ways. That means respecting people's right to disagree with you, instead of trying to intimidate or silence us. We believe the answer to free speech that you find offensive is more free speech, not less." 

 "We believe that legal immigration helped make this country strong and vibrant. And that means welcoming law-abiding, hard-working immigrants who wish to come here legally and pledge their allegiance to the United States of America. Furthermore, we believe, as none other than Cesar Chavez believed, that illegal immigration hurts the country. It unfairly hurts working-class Americans of all races, all backgrounds who are seeking good-paying jobs, security for their families." 

 "We believe women have a right to their bodies, just as babies have a right to their living, breathing bodies nestled in a mother's womb. And anyone who wants contraception, more power to you. Continue to freely buy any kind you want, no one is stopping you. We'll fight for the right of private businesses, including Hobby Lobby, to work with you to figure out health-care coverage themselves in any way the owners of these businesses (that they built themselves) want to, knowing that government intervention just always screws everything up.

"we believe that religious liberty is enshrined in our Constitution, remember?  The government has no right to coerce people to violate their religious beliefs. And if they try to take any of our Constitutional rights away, we will fight for them."

"We conservatives believe, as Ronald Reagan said, that you can't be for big taxes, big government, big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy," "We stand with the little guy, who is being bullied and beaten down by the progressive left's failed policies

"We stand for free men and free markets--the twin ideals that made this nation strong, peaceful, and prosperous. We say, God Bless America. 

A further list of Governor Palin's statements on various issues and her personal philosophy can be found AT THIS LINK

Governor Palin's refutation of Senator Warren's philosophy can be heard in Spanish:

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Will Palin Run? Here's A Brilliant Analysis

"Hope4Palins at Conservatives4Palin website look sat the presidential possibilites for Governor Palin in an insighful and deeply resourced analysis:

I just watched the Q&A video on and I wasn't surprised by her answer to the question about her running for POTUS. If she were to definitively say today that she will or won't run for POTUS in '16 it would suck all of the oxygen out of the '14 elections, which are CRITICAL. Any kind of definitive answer to that question would take all of the attention away from where it needs to be and put it onto her, and that would be a tactical and strategic blunder. Sarah Palin rarely if ever makes either strategic or tactical blunders (i know that statement will infuriate the PDS folks but it is an objective fact).
A couple of days ago in a late-night reply to someone I pointed out this little historical story to help put things into perspective, from 52 years ago this Fall: Richard Nixon had the '60 election stolen from him and then got clobbered in the CA Gubernatorial election by Moonbeam's Dad in '62; in an infamous snarling press conference he announced his retirement from politics. ( his remarks actually begin about 49 seconds into the video) He spent the next few years as a corporate attorney, a full partner in a major law firm, argued a case before the Supreme Court (unsuccessfully) and made a lot of money. Six years after the disaster of that press conference he was President-elect of the United States.  When he retired from politics in '62, at the age of 49, he was only three years younger than Gov. Palin will be in 2016.
Politics is a world that is almost totally unpredicatable when it comes to individual futures. I want Gov. Palin to run in 2016; I wish we could amend the Constitution just for her so that she could serve four terms in a row. The first wish may or may not happen, the second of course is satirical fantasy. In 2028 Gov. Palin will be 64 years old, three years younger than Hillary Clinton is right now and five years younger than President Reagan was in 1980.
Anything is possible: Decisions/happenings which we will love or which will be bitter disappointments are going to happen over the course of the next decade and a half; Gov. Palin is nowhere near the peak development of her talents and abilities. Robert Bork was probably the most qualified person of his lifetime for the Supreme Court but never served there, a Statist victory which I still have problems accepting; it is possible that Gov. Palin either by choice or circumstance will not be POTUS and we need to recognize that possibility.
Imho this most recent (non)answer as to whether she will run in '16 or not, given just before the end of the '14 Primaries, really doesn't mean very much. If she decides not to run in '16 I will be very disappointed, but I will still continue to hope and to support her because of the length of time and circumstance ahead of her and us. In terms of her potential political achievements there is more time ahead than there is behind. Speaking only for myself, I intend to continue to follow the political career of this remarkably talented and able individual, whether or not it leads where I want it to go or when I want it to happen.
One final point: Governor Palin is a Master Strategist and Tactician; her strategic horizon is breathtakingly long. Section9 is absolutely correct to compare her intelligence and strategic thinking more to the best of Nixon than to Reagan (who was just as brilliant in his own way). Shallow thinkers like the PPC (Perino, Rove, et al) only think as far as the next election: Sarah Palin is a Master Strategist that is committed to a Cause rather than to her ambition; imho that is a concept utterly foreign to any of those people and so they react to her with nervous fear and contempt. That's their loss, but imo their Party is all but doomed anyway.
Did anybody else notice the wording in one of her latest FB postings where she described the GOP as the only/best vehicle of political opposition "at present"? I don't have the body of the quote literally correct, but those two words "at present" really jumped out at me. Gov. Palin always, always says what she means and means what she says except for the subject of her own political future (where she is as vague as mist). I'm going to be watching very closely over the next several months to see how that phrase is developed.
Take heart, everyone: We may be in for a bumpy ride as Constitutional Conservatives, but it sure does beat out the now-unstoppable "smooth as an oil slick" ride of the gopE to the Whig Cliffs. It's actually going to be kind of funny watching their squeaky little wagon disappear into political oblivion. One thing I'm certain of, by faith: The tissue of lies around her will at some point be ripped away, and she will be seen as the political Giant that she is, irregardless of whatever office she may or may not hold in the future.