When you go down the scorecard item by item it is difficult to find much contrast at all between Obama and Romney in terms of their objectives. Both want to step on the Second Amendment just in different ways. Both think government bailouts are essential but differ on who should get them. Both trust the most expensive 'consensus' government money can buy that humans cause global warming but just differ slightly on the means to 'fix' it.
On the subject of health care, both openly endorse the very 'industry' that created the foundation for higher medical costs in the first place - insurance companies. Insurance companies do NOT care about your health. Name me the insurance company who took an oath to do no harm and heal people to the best of their ability? Like any corporation their sole obligation is to make money for their investors but when a corporation can effect crony laws that favor them, (via one of the most effective federal lobbying efforts on earth), to LIMIT competition and stipulate 'profit controls' on the basis of only a percentage the result is right in front of you. The more health care costs - the more money insurance companies rake in! Why should they care how much it costs you? Romney believes states should force you to buy insurance and Obama thinks the federal government should force you to buy insurance but can anyone explain exactly how putting insurance companies between you and your doctor can do anything to lower the cost of health care? This is something NEITHER of them can answer.
And then there is gay marriage - Obama and Romney have both waffled to suit their political aspirations whenever it is convenient. Romney has actually signed a pledge to defend DOMA that was signed into federal law by Bill Clinton but whenever he is asked about the pledge he deflects and dodges, always trying to run away from the issue whenever it is brought up. That doesn't seem very different from Obama who will say one thing today then the opposite tomorrow.
What our country really needs is Sarah Palin as our next president. She could easily win against the Obamaromney platform of "more of the same either way". It is her time, it is OUR time to fix our country NOW. Run Sarah, RUN!
DrudgeReport is linking to the segment of Palin's speech talking about him.
Palin is once again winning her would-be critics. With her 2:28 minute succinct, accurate, positive recollection of Matt Drudge's contribution to citizen journalism, he has now choice but to respond with a cordial overt acknowledgement.
Palin endorsed Orin Hatch to the consternation of Michelle Malkin, but did so by recalling the positive aspects of Hatch's record of fiscal conservatism during the Reagan era. Forcing Hatch to earn his endorsement on the explicitly stated basis for her support. Palin phrased her endorsement with terms so cordial that Michelle Malkin was constrained to abide within the obvious region of their mutual agreement.
On a side note, Allen West was looking very Vice Presidential this morning with his family joining him (for the first time I remember) for an on camera interview. He seemed to keep his ladies out of the camera's field of intrusion during his first election. Perhaps he's ramping up his 'team' in preparation for a more visible role in coming months. (Here's hoping!)
As a Governor - Palin beats out Mitt the wuss and a number of other governors.
Her speech made me feel like I did when March came, and I knew Spring was at hand, even tho it was still snowing outside, and I was shivering with cold.
Sarah is like knowing the Vernal Equinox is at hand. She's the promise of daffodils n' tulips n' lilacs...
Flashback: You may (or may not) recall that treasonous “listserve” known as the Journ“O”List, where Liberal media-types conspired during the 2008 election cycle to suppress news that would hurt Obama, including the fact that he attended Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s racist “church” for 20 years . . . or that he held his political coming-out party in the living room of domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers. Heck, the Journ“O”List even organized attacks against Sarah Palin’s son Trig who was born with Downs Syndrome! In other words, their actions were evil. Sadly, their control of what many Americans saw and read back then, helped give Obama, in effect, the presidency. File this under “When the Fourth Estate became the Fifth Column.”
Note: It turns out the “O” in Journ“O”list stood for “O”bama <--sick.
Sarah Palin makes a good point about how the vanguard media knows how to research, investigate and share a story but they just refused to do so with Democrats. She cites the example of how they "discovered" Todd was not a registered Republican but rather an Independent. (Blasphemy!!) I remember this story being mainstream. Why couldn't they apply the same research, protocol etc. "discovering" Obama was registered as a Socialist and paid membership dues to the party when he was a novice politician? I like when Palin reveals these contrasts.
Tony Lee ( at Breitbart ) has some quotes from this speech by Sarah Palin that are worth reading.
I found this by looking over at C4P. BONUS: C4P linked this post of Scoop's!
Make it go viral, and make leftist heads (and the PDS Republicans' heads) explode.
It is no mistake that she was wearing a star of David. Sarah is a patriot and a God loving right winger! May God continue to bless Sarah Palin. And to bless America with her wisdom and principles!
As alway's, Sarah delivers another fine speech. It's a darn shame she didn't run for POTUS: however and regardless-- I love this woman and will alway's support her in what ever she decides to do with her political career. Her speech was so heart felt for me with her word's she spoke of in regards to Andrew-- I miss him dearly.
sorry my friends for not posting on a regular basis, been busy working with the re-make of Dallas. I was logged on earlier this morning, but couldn't muster-up the energy to even post. This ole' gal is slowing down.
However-- this is a shout out to "dow daytrader".............. Can-it you candy ass blow-hard!!!
Have a good evening everyone! :)
Well, I promised VirginiaGentleman I'd watch this and weigh in later. But for some reason, this video is just not streaming well over my connection. I have blazingly fast fiber optic internet up at Boogie North, but down here in God's Country, we have to pipe in the bits through 1/2-inch PVC or something. The shorter vids usually stream OK.
So I can't comment on the speech. From what I've read here so far, I wouldn't have much to add.
I will note that, as usual, a Sarah Palin post at RightScoop has drawn in the usual troop of PDS trolls. It would be nice if they got some new talking points.
Warning, flaming will not be tolerated. There, that's out of the way.
If anyone has found a transcript, of this speech or any of the others, feel free to post a link (please don't cut and paste the whole thing in here). Also any shorter excerpts of the highlights on video would be nice.
You are the generation of Citizen Js that she talks about, and you seem to be the doing the noble job of defending The daughter of liberty. You remind me of a certain Jew called Abner, who stood by David...kudos bro
Thank Kessi. I have my best years wasted (i've explained it above as well) when languishing under the communist boot and whip for many years so I feel as immdiate revulsion towards anything that smells LEFTISM and as immediate LOVE towards the true defenders of FREEDOM.
And no one is better in defending our FREEDOM like SARAH PALIN.
Greetings from Australia
In 2008, there were two applauses that rang through the nation. The first was When O won the election and came out and spoke in Chicago. The second was when Sarah was introduced at the convention. Almost 4 yrs later, only one of them still wields that same influence and power.
Good things they say sometimes dont last long, when they do, it is a gift from God... Behold one of such. This woman is not just a National Treasure, She is a gift to mankind. America, pls share her... maybe in sharing her with the world will she really accomplish that which you desire. Ever wondered why O spoke in Germany before he was 'imasculated'?
i have lost all respect for her when I read about her one night affair with a black college basketball player. She's used goods to me.
i like scoop! this www stream is nfl linebacker rough. glad i have my man panties on. a scoop disclaimer should warn "you will get punched in the mouth" here.
You need to read and think about the Comment Policy if you expect to last long here.
your reply/threat was as the offical scoop dictator? free speech is free as long as you agree kbob? says who? keep punching bob, i'm a man with two eyes and two ears, willing to listen.
Don't you just like the trolls that say they held their nose and voted for McCain/Palin and will do the same for Romney? What a freckin joke?
When writing replies to this site, put away your spell check, thesaurus and ivy league vocabulary and speak your mind. I have three degrees in my field and make a mid six figure income, yet I will stop and help a fellow motorist with a flat tire and don’t look to see if they have a bumper sticker I do not like. I speak plainly and honestly. The attacks on me for not liking Sarah P and Johnny Mac are comical. I held my nose and voted for them as I will do for Romney. Obummer is a disaster. Thank you.
I was perusing through all of the posts and noticed quite a lot of yours and I must state you are correct in that you are allowed your opinions. I am just curious why you would come onto a thread where you know most of us are Sarah fans and look for what can only be described as a fight? I notice you are relatively new to Scoop, here we try to show one another respect and not go out of our way to cause discourse. Having said that Welcome to Scoop.
thanks nibble, yes i am new. i heard about scoop via bill whittle. love that guys take on things. i know i stirred a hornet's nest but i'm not a fan of what our gop has to offer lately. i think we want another reagan, at least i do and its hard to see this country going down the toilet with obummer, biden and the rest of the fools guiding the ship and leading the usa into a hurricane.
P.S: That also makes me a biggest Sarah Palin's fan in both countries with a combined population of 60 milion.
Not bad at all!
Lol, I dwell in Canada.... a social welfare utopia, where abortions are free and plentiful, but free speech is is costly..lest you offend muslims/gays, and a whole host of other 'protected groups'..I think we are on the road to a better conservative agenda but how long it lasts is anyone's guess. Lovely to have you here on Scoop!
Biggest THANKS and WARMEST GREETINGS to you nibblesyble.
I see the things from the perspective of 20 thousand kms and even better through my experience of having my best years wasted when living under the boot and whip of a communo-fascist regime in Poland.
Mr Landscaper59, while expressing my apology for my rather brutal response to your post above, I'd like to explain to you why Palin's fans are so prone to impulsiveness.
You should know that no other public persona in the recent history has experienced so many personal attacks on her and her family, so much bile and poison than Palin has.
As I also explained those attacks haven't been nor still are restricted to the American leftoids. It began pretty clear last year that ther was some kind of "jurnolist" like silent agreement within GOP's establishment to prevent Palin from winning Republican nomination.
For example, after a Tuscon massacre, John Hindraker, the owner of the "conservative" blog Powerline quoted few high ranking and shadowy GOP apparatchicks who told him: "... forget about Palin getting GOP nomination..."
So instead of defending her against the absurd accusations and supporting her, as she is always doing towards her fellow conservatives, they actually were stabbing her in tha back.
Those acts of back-stabbery were so obvious and prolonged that Palin's supporters became, perhaps, oversensitive towards any attack on their leader.
Greetings from Australia.
i promise to behave nibble. yes, man-child must go indeed. i wrote to our regional paper that i would vote for a very bright german shepard before obama and they published it ! my customers were very amused....
Yes, Bill Whittle is a favorite of mine and a lot of posters here. You will find that you have lots in common with us more than you don't. One thing that binds us is our desire to see the man-child ousted out of the White House and back to his corrupt way of living in Chi-Town. I look forward to seeing more of your posts..er-especially ones that don't involve taking down my beloved Sarah! lol
Great speech. My takeaway was her referencing Breitbart's phrase "The Democrat-media complex". That is what conservatives are up against.
My takeaway is that even if "we" win - notice she never mentioned the GOP or Romney, just independent conservatives and independents - that we must remain vigilant. That this is not the time for partisan apathy. Meaning even if "we" win in November, we must continue to be vocal independent tea partiers and hold the GOP accountable.
Else we will get a fourth Bush term of high spending and increasing government interference that both H.W. and W. gave us. And to which Romney wholeheartedly subscribes.
I agree with Breitbart's term of "Democrat-media complex." The sad reality is they exist because of the public's naivete' in accepting the lies and deceptions they constantly present as being fact.
McCain choosing Sarah as his running mate in 2008 was probably the top of his list for times he has been right. If he had not chosen her he would've been just another Walter Mondale. Mondale carried only one state against Reagan, his home state of Minnesota by less than 2%. Too bad the RINOs can't comprehend that without the Tea Party, they are the third party.
If those two judases Schmit/Wallace hadn't tried to undermine and discredit Sarah Palin every step of the way, McCain/Palin would probably be in the White House right now. We didn't get to see or hear Sarah Palin completely Unplugged thanks to these two phonies.
Nor would we have been able to see her unplugged now. Sometimes you gotta go thru the grinder to get to the best part. I hate where we are with Barry, but if McLame had won, there'd be no Tea Party and Sarah Palin would still be under his shadow. Have faith.