Question Has Romney been elected the nominee at the convention yet. If you were a super delegate (Senator,Congressman Governor) and had a choice between Romney and Palin and had to go on record with your vote. Who would they vote for.
Serial draft-dodger Dick Cheney isn't fit to clean Sarah Palin's hunting boots; not that she would go hunting with the old derelict.
NEWSFLASH: James Holmes, the ACCUSED Colorado shooter's dad is quite possibly the whistle blower who was going to expose the Libor Bank scandal and testify before Congress. Robert Holmes is a FICO scientist. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2012/jul/20/holmess-father-is-anti-fraud-scientist/ It is possible that this young man was set up to influence Mr. Holmes testimony. http://beforeitsnews.com/conspiracy-theories/2012/07/batman-shooting-used-to-silence-libor-expert-witness-robert-holmes-2443342.html
It appears that his son was POSSIBLY set up by the people in the UK who don't want to be exposed and who back the current administration. http://www.helpfreetheearth.com/news617_batmanwhohow.html DO NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING the paid off media says about this case. It is not surprising that British born Brian Ross of ABC blamed the Tea Party member for this horrible massacre. The eye witnesses say there was more than one person at the theater involved and that the lights were turned off and tear gas used. NOBODY knows who did it due to the shooter having a gas mask on. James Holmes could have been framed. Please pray for this family and the victims' families.
Witnesses testimony---hopefully they have security protecting them as the New World Order banksters will stop at NOTHING to protect themselves. http://youtu.be/h4MW_qhAPAU Possibly 2nd shooter and conflicting accounts. James Holmes is 6' 3". That is not the description of the shooter. http://youtu.be/Hoaiw2jrpmE A very powerful drug that leaves no traces may have been used to control James Holmes. Read the timeline and possible set up that was done here >http://www.helpfreetheearth.com/news617_batmanwhohow.html
That first video reminds me of the eyewitness accounts of the underwear bomber incident, talking about the bomber was escorted on the plane and other passengers being separated out from them when they landed. All that never was heard besides a few news shows and blogs.
That the a connection with his father has not been talked about is very troubling.
Wow, that was simply awesome !! One of her best in awhile. She was really fired up and I loved her defense of traditional marriage.
BTW: my work blocks youtube but I am able to watch the video's when they are non-youtube , so thanks :) And I am working too. I just took a break :)
RINO Fox News--along with the corrupt, liberal media refuse to mention how Ted Cruz was down 20 points--before Gov. Palin through in her endorsement. After Sarah's blessing, Ted's donations skyrocketed, and his poll numbers improved drastically.
Where's that story?
Don't worry, Sarah. We know that the loss was because of Rino McCain. Cheney is an establishment guy and their logic is as faulty as liberals. No need to defend yourself. We already know the truth.
The super-rich republicans, the elite if you will, don't want Palin associated with their name because they think they are the royalty of the USA and Palin is a commoner. Class warfare within the Republican ranks, which is even worse than race warfare.
Sad that Palin has to take all these insults from people like Cheney who is a warmonger and has made his billions from oil companies in the Middle East and from companies that employ mercenaries who fight for top dollars sans patriotism.
Sad that even the Bush family thinks she is a commoner, forgetting that the majority of the citizens are commoners and it's the commoners who placed them in those seats of power from where they are now ridiculing that same voter base.
Wonderful interview. Sarah Palin is one of the few national Republican figures with the courage to state her opinion without worrying about the fallout. I truly admire her steadfast support of our constitution. Someone with a national stage has to support our rights or they will disappear. Thank God for this woman.
Heard about Gov. Palin even before 08 as a corruption buster in Alaska.
I was so sorry and horrified at what Libs did to her. Especially horrified
at the number of conservatives who believe the MSM about her, even a
little. We need her political savvy and common sense and integrity now
more than ever. I will be very disappointed if she isn't featured in at the
So, why did Cheney say that Palin's selection as VP in 2008 as a mistake?
Two articles which endeavor to address that question:
Dick Cheney’s Demeaning of Sarah Palin, ‘Adequately Explained’
Very heavy stuff, which raises all kinds of questions.
K Street Republicans’ war on Palin
Sarah Palin is so powerful as soon as a piece comes in everybody is energized, and at 5:14 am everybody is commenting on her that is what a real leader does they inspire you, because they speak from the heart, not trying to say the right thing to appease anyone, I have so much respect for this Patriot, kind of reminds me of Reagan the way he spoke and energized everyone that listened to him.
Say what you want about SP. She continues to be a prime mover and shaker of the Repubik Party. No matter how much crap the commie media and losers like Tina Fey throw at SP, she remains, vibrant, relevant and effective. Oh I'm not leaving you RINOs, you can go join the rest of the losers back in the town of "who cares what you think".
Excellent interview. RS, thank you for posting it.
Four key takeaways from the interview:
- She would like to see a national discussion on the definition of marriage. From a political perspective she obviously believes that if Romney were to take up the issue, he could put together a winning coalition. Needless to say Romney will not, so the question is will she take up the cause?
- Despite her not having heard back directly from the Romney campaign, I believe that she has been told that the Romney does not want her to speak at the convention and that we will not be seeing her speak. Her comment about allowing new voices to speak was a face saving comment to let Romney off the hook. Whether she is invited and goes to the convention or not is an open question. If invited, she may well opt to decline.
- Any further effort by the Romney campaign to re-litigate the wisdom of her selection as John McCain's VP nominee will be firmly and forcefully rebutted.
- I believe her offer of 100% support for the Romney campaign that she made publicly earlier this year has been rejected. As a result, you will not see on the campaign trail as a surrogate for Mitt Romney as recently suggested by Newt Gingrich.
Instead she will focus on helping to elect common sense constitutional conservatives to the House and Senate, along with working with others to help motive independent conservatives to defeat Barrack Obama as referenced in Peter Boyer's article of July 16:
In any event, she says, she plans to be politically active between now and November, starting with a Michigan Tea Party appearance, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity. “No matter the Romney campaign strategy,” she says, “I intend to do all I can to join others in motivating the grassroots made up of independents and constitutional conservatives who can replace Barack Obama at the ballot box.”
Hey the win By Ted Cruz and her support for him, I think it will make romney think about not alienating any of the Tea Party so I do think if he is smart he will have her at the convention.
The decision has been made. Romney does not want Sarah Palin to have a speaking slot at the convention.
JF, don't forget the delegates can field a VP candidate from the floor of the convention. There are no state bindings for VP (not to mention they are invalidated for President as well by Rule 38). If Allen West's name is placed into nomination by the plurality of delegations in each of five states, no matter who Romney chooses, there will have to be a vote. A victory on the floor like that would put the GOPe on notice that we aren't going to take it anymore.
The question should be, are conservatives and conservative leaning libertarians going to simply say "whatever" or are they going to stand up and say, you want our support, we demand that Sarah Palin have a prime time speaking slot at the convention and that she have a prominent role in the Republican party's national campaign effort to defeat Obama?
I ask that question, because from where I sit, the Romney strategy is to position him as the not Palin / not Obama candidate and in my opinion that strategy will lead to Obama being re-elected.
The line Sarah used about the Louisville Slugger and the ball is from a Dire Straits song - The Bug
not bad for a grandmother...
Is this the same Dick Cheney who famously said, "Deficit, who cares about the deficit?", while talking with members from both parties--while VP?
And Gov. Palin wasn't ready...what a crock.
Saxby Chambliss/ Orrin Hatch/Kelly Ayotte/Ted Cruz/Richard Mourdock/ Deb Fischer/Marco Rubio/Rand Paul/ Sarah Steelman/Jeff Flake/Pat Toomey/John Boozman. All assisted by a Palin endorsement. Not forgetting Sharron Angle, who won Nevada except dirty Harry stole that election.
Plus Martha Zoller in Georgia in the 2012 General and no doubt more.
Not officially, no, just a Sarah PAC donation and reports that she had at NRO and Hot Air. That's why she isn't in with the others. Her website shows who she endorsed in 2010 and who she likes for 2012. The bit about Angle was a shot at Reid.
"dirty Harry stole that election"
He did indeed, and there was evidence in abundance had the GOPe pressed the issue. But their power interests coincided with the despicable Reid so they smeared Angle to defame the Tea Party for fear of losing control to a bunch of "crazies". The GOPe is responsible for Harry Reid as they are for Obama having fielded the feckless John McCain. They remain public enemy number 1. They are the enablers of all of this, and have delivered to Obama his GOPe candidate of choice in their best effort to repeat history.
I don't know She's absolutely tops with me but I still remember little unknown Michelle Bachmann, with her midwest accent, inviting American citizens in to the Capitol Building so that they could speak in person to the Congress weasels.
I will never forget how dark it was in those days when she came on the stage like a star.
I wish Michelle had not jumped into the presidential fray. It was an overreach. She should have kept her eye on the prize -- Speaker of the House. Hopefully she will still mount a challenge to Boehner, but I think she squandered a lot of political capital, and isn't anywhere to be seen this cycle as she was in the last. Other candidates don't want to be seen with her. It's a shame.
Ah ... there is no Tea Party and it does not have a leader.
Rather there is a movement of people with a certain mindset as represented by the principles enunciated by the TEA Party movement, many of whom identify with Sarah Palin's message and look to her and other common sense constitutional conservatives like her for guidance and inspiration.
The tea party movement is a sentiment, not a political party, and i hope it stays that way because the day it becomes politicized it will die.
There's no conservative movement, no Constitutional originalists, and no pro-lifers either.
It's just Republicans and Democrats, all the way down.
I mean, while you're making strange declarations, why not go all the way?
Well stated. That last line, especially. I know a lot of ABO's are out there, and good for them, really. But if Romney loses, it won't be the fault of the folks who support people like Palin, West, DeMint, and even Ryan. Or those who worked to get Cruz nominated, and Scott Walker's recall, "killed to death."
No, it's all on Romney, and he'd better deliver.
Silly Republicans. They don't even realize how badly she has them on the run.
They think it's just "some old dudes who spent too many years in congress" that she—and the Tea Party folks—have managed to get yanked.
We're bringing the whole thing down.
Read my comment in reply to your earlier one:
I think we are saying the same thing, just coming at it from different directions.
The point is, the major movements of political thought (Conservative movement, pro-life movement, Civil Rights movement, libertarianism, etc.) are not some copyrighted, wear-the-uniform, learn-the-song "clubs" that have hierarchies of membership and paid leaders like in a union.
... or political parties, like the Republicans and Democrats.
I believe that on this point we are in violent agreement.
As to the rest of your analysis, Sarah Palin's appeal reaches far beyond the confines of what some call the TEA Party movement, or alternatively principles enunciated by the TEA Party movement are much broader than people appreciate and understand.
In making that point listen to Mark Levin's defense of the Governor in response to Cheney's "Mistake" comment.
Also listen to Jim DeMint's comment to Greta about Sarah Palin speaking at the convention:
Go back and listen to her speech at Indianola. While given at a TEA Party "event," her remarks touched and appealed to people across the political spectrum from Newt Gingrich to Ralph Nader.
Yes, many insurgent campaigns that seek to beat established candidates seek her support, many of these insurgent campaigns seek to align themselves with one or groups within the TEA Party movement and no question she is the speaker that everyone wants at events sponsored or associated with the TEA Party movement, but also look at the reception she received at CPAC and at Right Online, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity.
The point is that there are a number of different legs to what can be called the "conservative" movement:
- Social conservatives,
- Fiscal conservatives,
- Conservative leaning libertarians
- Constitutional conservatives
- Goldwater and Reagan conservatives
- TEA Party movement members
... and Sarah Palin's message appeals to all of these "movements."
In addition her message appeals to various Religious denominations.
“Palin is the female Ronald Reagan of our time,” says Kremer of the Tea Party Express. “There’s no one that excites the base, and energizes the base, the way that Sarah Palin does. There’s just not."
That Romney does not want her to speak at the convention, means:
- The VP nominee will likely be "bland,"
- The convention will probably be "boring,"
- The fall campaign will be "tedious;" and
- If Obama wins, Romney only has himself to blame.
If I seem a bit strident here, it's because I've had it with the disparagement of the Tea Party, and Palin, in general. I respect her choice not to run for President. I'm not in the group of folks who still urge her to run, or that Romney should be challenged at the convention. But Palin still causes things to happen.
She is the one who energized the right when it was in the depths of shock over Obama's win in 2008, and we were wondering what to do about it. It wasn't Rush, when he said "I hope he fails." It wasn't Mark Levin. Those guys tried their best, and they were essential, but they didn't quite get things moving.
But with one FaceBook post talking about "Death Panels," Palin caused exactly the right stir, by coupling a stark image with deft prose to show that we will not accept this Obamacare crap. And we won't shut up.
I am neither mistaken, nor being sarcastic. The point is, the major movements of political thought (Conservative movement, pro-life movement, Civil Rights movement, libertarianism, etc.) are not some copyrighted, wear-the-uniform, learn-the-song "clubs" that have hierarchies of membership and paid leaders like in a union.
Several distinct "Tea Party" groups exist, from the local community to the national level, with many members who have contributed money, sweat, and time to make things happen. They have their core organizers. They tend to agree on many issues. They have all found that having Sarah Palin at an event is the best possible way to guarantee a large attendance.
Why? Because she not only speaks to the main values embodied in the Tea Party movement, she takes personal action in helping Tea Party endorsed candidates to eliminate entrenched Republicans by winning primaries and elections.
Tea. Party. Endorsed. Candidates.
That's who's beating those Republicans. And more to the point, she's been fantastically successful at it That's leadership, whether given a charter or not.
She truly is the de facto leader of what most Tea-Party-identifying voters think of as "The Tea Party."
If you are being sarcastic, fine.
If not, then you are mistaken.
What is the percentage of voters who are not registered as either Republican or Democrat?
How quickly has that percentage grown over the last 8 years compared to the growth in percentage of voters who are registered as either Republican or Democrat?
One of the mistakes that people who identify as conservative have made in the past is thinking that if they vote Republican and elect Republicans, these individuals will govern in a manner that honors the Constitution, as has been outlined on many occasions by Sarah Palin?
Even when people do elect representatives on the Republican ticket who say they are going to Washington to .... once they arrive there is a strong effort made to co-opt these individuals to "go along to get along."
Those who want to see a smaller Federal Government, etc. need to become a third force which continually pushes elected officials in the direction of limiting the size and scope of the Federal government, balancing the budget, etc., etc.
We can no longer afford to be politically apathetic once the individuals that we helped to elect are sworn into office.
P.S. Yes, there is a grass roots conservative movement, the living G-d Father of that movement being Richard Viguerie.