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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sarah: Representing Us!!! A Post by Conservative Girl with Voice

Since it was announced that Sarah’s memoir would be released sooner than expected, it pretty much became a #1 bestseller within hours. This overnight sensation is further proof of the appeal that is Sarah Palin. While many claim that they cannot stand her, there is not a doubt in my mind that they know she is threat to President Obama and the agenda of the liberal left. This IS the reason why they fear her. They fear her because they know people listen to her. Sure, people may listen to other potential 2012 Presidential Republican Party nominees, but not nearly to the same degree. Sarah is much different than the Bobby Jindals, Mitt Romneys and Mike Huckabees of the GOP establishment because she is an outsider and not a member of the elite country club society. While many may define elitists as simply the rich, I do not. I define elitists as rich, powerful individuals who do not take into account the daily lives of normal-day Americans.

The liberal left is not the only group that is threatened by Sarah. The country–club wing of the GOP is too. They are threatened because they are finally realizing that no one is listening to their message because this wing of the party is not listening to average-day Americans. The average-day Americans who work hard, pay their bills and mortgage on time, and respect honesty from those who represent them. As an American, I don’t care if a politician attended a fancy college, or holds a prestigious degree. I want a politician who has a message I can really identify with, a message that excites me and makes me feel as if America can be better, stronger and more secure. Sarah is this individual. Although the men listed above are great Americans, they do not excite me.

I do not even like to refer to Sarah as a politician because to me, she is not the typical politician. I know she is a private citizen now, but even when she was governor and the Republican Party’s V.P. nominee, I always said “Sarah” when talking about her. During the election, I did not like referring to her as politician because I felt that did her an extreme disservice. Typical politicians talk the talk, but are unable to walk the walk. This is what is so wrong with politicians today. I’m sick and tired of politicians saying they are going to serve me when they do just the opposite. This is what separates Sarah from the typical politician. During the election, Sarah was the spark who ignited the GOP’s torch. Unlike other politicians, she excited us. I had never been excited until Sarah entered the national scene.

When Sarah speaks, I listen. I have never experienced this during my lifetime. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all about the great Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan had a knack for speaking to the people, not above them. Ronald Reagan had the God-given talent of being able to make people feel as if he understood their hopes and fears, and that he would do everything in his power to make Washington D.C. work for them. As conservatives, we don’t want the government to take care of us, but we do want them to listen to us and work for us. We elect politicians to make a difference. We have some great leaders in Washington D.C. who truly do care about us. Individuals like Michele Bachmann, Jim DeMint, Mike Pence, John Boehner and Marsha Blackburn. There are probably others whom you can think of, but the point I am trying to make is that there seems to be a far greater amount of folks in D.C. who seem to be working against us instead of for us.

In speaking out on important issues, Sarah is speaking on our behalf. She is speaking for us, for our families and for our children. She has more guts and determination than the vast majority of politicians today. Many wonder: “What does she have to gain by doing this?” The answer is: “Everything.” Sarah has everything to gain because she is illustrating that one does not need a title to do great things. There are many normal Americans among us who confirm this. Individuals like Hannah Giles, James O’Keefe, and Anita Moncrief. These three strong, normal people are responsible for uncovering the corruption of ACORN. They are just like you and me. They are not powerful politicians; instead, they are powerful citizen journalists. This is what Sarah was talking about. The only criterion needed is the belief in yourself that you can make a difference.

With everything Sarah represents, I find it as no surprise that her memoir is #1 on the Barnes and Noble and Amazon Best Seller Lists, and I fully agree with Rush Limbaugh when he says he hopes Sarah sells five million copies. With her genuine personality, independent streak and can-do attitude, Sarah is not your typical republican. She knows what we are experiencing because she is or has experienced the same things. Just because she was governor, does not mean she is above the trials and tribulations that come in life. I agree with Sarah because I identify with Sarah.

As a young woman, I look up to her for everything she has accomplished. I look up to her because she represents a modern-day Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. I look up to her because she proved that you do not need to go to that fancy ivy-league school to be a successful leader. I look up to her because she is not afraid to be feminine and put on a skirt and a pair of heels rather than the typical, awful-looking pantsuit. I look up to her because she is a wife, mother and grandmother. Finally, I look up to her because she doesn’t give a damn about what others think of her. She is comfortable in her own skin and is not going to change for anyone. This is a woman I identify with, and this is a woman whom I hope to call my president come 2012.

(I'm a Conservative Girl with a Voice!!! Visit my blog and become a follower: http://www.conservativegirlwithavoice.com. I'm on Twitter too @rachellefriberg.)

Going Rogue Book Cover

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

WORLDmag.com announces:

By yesterday, the book, which was written with the help of WORLD senior writer Lynn Vincent, had already risen to the top of the bestseller lists at the two major online retailers, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, with sales that skyrocketed so quickly, it led one publishing industry source to call it “truly unprecedented.”

And today, all those book buyers and book-buyers-to-be can now get a glimpse of what the cover of Going Rogue: An American Life is going to look like.

Why Can't "O" be More Like Sarah? A Post by Conservative Girl with a Voice

Okay, so let me get this straight. It was unacceptable for Sarah to leave Alaska for a short period of time to speak at the Evansville Right to Life Banquet, but it is totally fine and dandy for President Obama to travel to Copenhagen to lobby for the 2016 Olympic Games, in the hopes that the Games will be held in Chicago? Where is the outrage? Where are the media to lash out and criticize President Obama for leaving Washington D.C. when there are so many serious issues at hand? The answer is pure and simple: President Obama is a liberal, Sarah is not.

While working out yesterday morning, I had MSNBC on the TV in front of me. As I exercised, a report came on regarding President Obama's upcoming trip to Copenhagen. Now, I don't know about you, but I find it outrageous that the president is getting involved with an event like the Olympics when we have such serious, important issues our country is facing right now. As I listened to the report, I once again witnessed the double standard that has become the norm in regards to the treatment Sarah receives versus the treatment our president receives. Once again, the reporters were drooling and getting chills up their legs as they chatted about the trip. One reporter said how important and personal having the Olympics in Chicago would mean to Obama. Another reporter said how great it would be if Obama is able to twist a few arms. Readers, I thought to myself: "Excuse me while I go throw up."

Now, let's transcend back in time to when Sarah was governor of Alaska, and she said it would be an honor to address the Evansville Right to Life Banquet attendees. Remember all the flack she took? This is even after she had given the AK lawmakers plenty of warning regarding her intentions, unlike our president who made this decision only a few days prior to his trip tomorrow. Sarah planned ahead. She put her trip on the calendar, and she even told lawmakers to let her know if they did not think the trip was a good idea. No one voiced any concerns until just a few days before her trip. Why did they wait so long, you may ask? Because they wanted to be a pain in Sarah's backside. These cranky lawmakers knew they could get media attention while criticizing a woman who had taken the time to plan- doing so during a time in which lawmakers had nothing on the schedule.

Like President Obama, Sarah's travel decision was close to her heart. She spoke to a group of people who value life. This in itself was another reason the liberal left attacked her and criticized her. They did not approve of her speaking about an issue they did not agree with. Instead of explaining how near and dear Sarah's pro-life beliefs are to her as a woman, they attacked her and said things like: "How could she leave her state?" "How dare she speak before such a partisan anti-abortion group?" You see the double standard, now? You see the hypocrisy with all of this?

I wanted to write this "Random Thoughts" post today to illustrate the total disregard the mainstream media and liberal left have when it comes to Sarah and our president. Imagine if Sarah was president right now (From the bottom of my heart, I wish she was)- What would have happened? I don't even think I need to answer these questions because you all know the answers. This is the problem we have in America today. While we have so many individuals, like Sarah, who work hard and prioritize, there are others like our president who believe lobbying for the Olympics is much more important than worrying about the amount of troops needed in Afghanistan, or the good veterans in Alaska whose pensions just got taken away. How about the health care reform that congress is debating? How about our economy in which many are still losing their jobs on a daily basis?

Obama is our president. He is the leader of our country, but right now I view him as a lobbyist, back in Chicago, using those Chicago-style politics in order to get what he wants; in fact, Michelle Malkin recently reported that President Obama's Chicago friends would greatly benefit financially if the Olympics were held there. Yet the msm have yet to report this. The msm have yet to criticize Obama's decision to leave the United States during such a critical time in our nation's history. Wake up, msm! Since you are not going to report the truth, Americans like myself are going to do your job for you!

It pains me to see a president who cares more about his Chicago buddies than us, "Mainstreet U.S.A." folks. It pains me to see a president who cares more about how he is viewed in other parts of the world than for the good men and women who are risking their lives day in and day out so that we remain free and protected. Finally, it pains me to see a president who cares more about holding a vendetta against a now-private citizen (Sarah) than giving 26 AK Guard Veterans their pensions. I guess nothing surprises me anymore with this administration. This just goes to show where President Obama's true priorities lie. Mr. Obama is a man who would rather party it up, give favors to his rich buddies and soak up the fame and press that come with being president than do what he was elected to do: Serve the people, ALL the American people.

(I'm a Conservative Girl with a Voice!!! Visit my blog and become a follower: http://www.conservativegirlwithavoice.com. I'm on Twitter too @rachellefriberg.)