Monday, October 10, 2011

Get Paid to Occupy Wall Street!

Paul campaign bussed in straw poll participants to conference

Obviously the kind of organization that Ron Paul's campaign pulled off at the Values Voters Conference was impressive and was not cheating. But it doesn't say a lot about where social conservatives are tilting these days.

Romney on Abortion - 2002

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sad Day

Matt Drudge, the anti-establishment creator of the Drudge Report, saw Palin's decision in a way that is similar to many die-hard Palin supporters.  Emailing Mark Levin the night of the announcement, he called it a "sad day."

Peter Singleton, Steve Bannon on Talk Radio

Listen to internet radio with Roderic Deane on Blog Talk Radio

Friday, October 7, 2011

[Palin was] "very close, very close" to running

Great interview. Also talks about Bristol's comments that her mom had made a decision.

Says she has got to find a candidate that understands we need to open up our sources of energy.

Also thanks all her supporters again.

Scott Conroy report on CNN

 I think the reason in the long term Palin will continue to be a potent force in US politics, contrary to Conroy's opinion, is that as she continues to keep on the message of corporate crony capitalism her resonance with independents will thrive.  By winning over more independents more conservatives will muster the courage to again stand with her and her free men and free markets message.

UPDATE: IBD on 5 Reasons Palin Will Remain Relevant

Chuck Heath comments on Conservatives4Palin

From Palin Twibe:

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's brother Chuck Heath yesterday addressed her supporters on Conservatives4Palin's Bob and Mark comment thread. The complete transcript of his two comments follow:

I would like to personally thank all of you who have worked so hard and really thrown your hearts into supporting Sarah. I, like many of you, was really disappointed in her decision but I completely understand it. I don’t think there are many people out there who could begin to understand the scrutiny her family has been under. As for you who think that Sarah strung you along; as late as last week, right after I interviewed with Steve Bannon, I talked with Sarah and she was still pushing hard and contemplating a run. After a lot of prayers, and finally, through respect for her own family’s wishes, she chose to wait this one out.
Be assured that Sarah’s not done. She will continue to be a force in the political world and I’m sure she’ll be holding whoever’s elected in any important upcoming elections accountable for their actions. In my opinion, I believe she’ll arise again even stronger than before.

Please try to respect her decision, and once again, thank you so much for the support you’ve shown her.

Chuck Heath, Jr.
Sarah’s brother

Thanks again for all you’re encouraging comments. You people found a common bond in your support of Sarah and the ideals she stands for and I’m sure the last thing Sarah would want is for her decision to divide you. As I said earlier, try to respect it. She will still be there fighting the good fight. Stay united and let’s get someone in there who will truly work for the people and right this sinking ship. Stay involved! We’re going to be okay.

I appreciate Sarah's brother taking the time to connect with us her supporters and thank us for our efforts.   He seems to underline the family consideration as being the driver of the decision not to run.  Thanks to Ron DeVito for posting this over at PalinTwibe.

Nikki Haley on Palin decision

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The big "No" and Mrs Palin's Faithful Supporters

Along with a compilation of video from the last 18 hours, I wanted to share my feelings on the privilege of working alongside gay supporters of Sarah Palin.  You guys/gals are rock stars.  I am honored to be on your team.  You have taken all the typical slams and crude hostility and cheap shots aimed at Mrs Palin and her supporters and also weathered the extra hostility from the Obama zombies in the gay community.  You are true nonconformists and I'm your biggest fan.  As an evangelical Christian I see some things from a different viewpoint, but I deeply appreciate your faithfulness and boldness in fighting for our cause.  Huge thank you.  Your love for America gets me choked up.

Great New SarahPac Video: Restoring America Together

SarahPac Statement and call in to Mark Levin

Greta Interview

Call in to Bob&Mark

Adam Brickly weighs in

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

FUTURENEWS Palin Wins Iowa Caucuses with 35%

January 2nd, 2012
DES MOINES, IOWA (Reuters) — Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin defied expectations last night by winning the Iowa caucus, gaining the support of 35% of caucus-goers. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney finished a distant second with 20%, barely edging out the 19% earned by businessman Herman Cain. Texas Gov. Rick Perry received a stinging rebuke with 9%.
Palin, a tea-party darling treated as a pariah by Washington Republicans, ironically surfed a late wave of support from establishment conservatives, who were alarmed by the collapse of Perry and the surge by the more radical Cain.
“This was the best [expletive] deal we could strike with the tea party,” said a GOP operative who asked not to be named. “We offered them [expletive] Perry, he flopped, they gave us [expletive] crazy Herman, and this was the only [expletive]  card we had left to play. I’m mad, but not as mad as I’d be if it had been the [expletive] pizza guy.”
h/t C4P Coulter

Rand Paul tells Hugh Hewitt: "We are not a democracy"

The "We are not a democracy, we are a constitutional republic" line is a long standing canard that is being repeated a lot lately. Here's my view.

The idea that the term "democracy" can only be applied to an ancient Athens-type direct democracy is arbitrary and preposterous. Why? Calling a constitutional democratic republic a democracy is a crisp and accurate description. Get over it. Who made these people arbiters of language?

Plus the male land owners of ancient Athens essentially acted as representatives of the rest of the community, so even the Athenian government wasn't as "strict" and "direct" as potentially could have been the case.

I agree with the argument of the Founder's that democracy has its dangers and am against the direct election of Senators. But that doesn't mean a representative democracy can't be called a democracy! Let's quit with the totally arbitrary nonsense.

Also, Hugh Hewitt explains his hard opposition to Representative Ron Paul's foreign policy positions and lets Senator Rand Paul respond to his multiple concerns. Rand Paul thinks there should be a debate on many of these issues and sees himself in the middle of the debates. Hewitt recommends reading The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole that Infiltrated the CIA by John Warrick and The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9-11 by Lawrence Wright.

The View ladies hear Cain's persuasive arguments

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New evidence Mrs Palin is running

The law firm Baker Hostetler has had calls made to the early primary states regarding the presidential primary deadlines. None of the current presidential candidates are represented by the firm, but Baker attorney Mark Braden represents SarahPac.


Holder staff yelling/screaming threats about ATF

BET Founder defends the common sense of the capital strike

Monday, October 3, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Niigata City (Japan) Marathon October 9

Palin's Poker Analogy

After Mrs Palin remarked that she is, to update the idiom by making it less masculine, holding her cards close to her chest, there's been some discussion of her poker metaphor.  Conservatives4Palin has some interesting research on what is known as slow playing that throws light on Palin's thinking regarding the timing of her announcement. Slow playing is a strategy that decieves by betting as if the poker player had a weak rather than a strong hand.  It seems a perfect fit:

The most important consideration of all in a slow-play, of course, is that you’re conserving resources while making you’re opponents burn through theirs. They underestimate your strength.

Isn't that what we've watched happen?  Nicole at C4P continues:

After Bachmann raised, it forced Pawlenty to fold, and encouraged Perry to join the betting. Perry’s continued bluff (that everyone has now caught on to) has sweetened the pot even more for Governor Palin. She hasn’t risked much so far while others are mortgaging the farm and betting aggressively.
Worth reading.