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Friday, May 14, 2010

Governor Palin Reclaims True Feminism

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

Governor Palin spoke this morning in our nation's capital at the Susan B. Anthony List Celebration of Life Breakfast. I couldn't attend, but having watched the video and listened intently to the Governor's speech, I can unequivocally say those who were there are the better for it.

The country is well-aware that she is an unapologetically pro-life woman. For this reason some praise her and others deride her. Love her or hate her, what separates Governor Palin from others, what causes people to sit up and take notice when she talks about the life issue, is one thing: she walks the walk. That fact alone gives her credibility--which is what delights the pro-life community and disgusts the pro-abortion community.

Her words in D.C. today at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center grabbed the attention of those present in a way the words of others could not because they carry the weight of experience. Her commitment to life has been tested, and though it was a challenge, by the grace of God, she passed with flying colors.

Governor Palin called the attendees' attention to true feminism. It is unfortunate that feminism has been twisted into this pro-abortion movement that labels anyone who opposes abortion anti-woman, but the Governor told the SBA List:

You remind us that the earliest leaders of the women's rights movement...they were pro-life.

She also used the term "feminist foremothers," reminding us of the rich pro-woman, pro-life heritage we have. She declared, too, that groups like the SBA List were "returning the women's movement back to its original roots." This is especially important to me because I refused to be associated in any way, shape, or form with the word "feminism"--until Governor Palin reclaimed it.

True feminism indeed is acknowledging the value of women, the nurturing heart of women, and the strength of women to rise to the challenge, even in "less than ideal circumstances," as Governor Palin says. However, the new-fangled modern-day feminism--which is an outright perversion of true feminism--does not believe women capable of rising to these challenges. Governor Palin called these so-called pro-women's groups "hypocritical." What would you call those that say a woman can do absolutely anything--except carry the child within her when it's inconvenient?

Her personal journey of learning that Trig would be born with special needs is always moving. Today she shared how during the weeks of her pregnancy, God seemed to whisper in her ears a simple, yet all-important, question: "Are you gonna trust Me?"

With His help, she found the strength to trust, to walk the walk. In a voice born of true conviction, she shared that when Trig was born, she came to understand something in a deeper way than ever.

God does know what He's doing, and what seemed like what would be such a challenge has turned into our greatest blessing.

She continued with this statement, which was followed by a rousing standing ovation:

Trig has been the best thing that has ever happened to me and to the Palin family.

Considering that 90% of women carrying babies with Down Syndrome abort those children, that one sentence needs to be shared with the world. It's clear that Governor Palin wants others to know the blessing her family knows. To make that a reality, life must be encouraged, which is why she adds her efforts to the cause.

Not only was Governor Palin's faith tested in her own life, but she watched her daughter rise up to take on the challenge of an unplanned pregnancy--truly "less than ideal circumstances" for a seventeen year old high school student. Bristol has come to also see, however, the blessing that can come from the difficulty, and now she chooses to embrace abstinence, a personal stand for which she gets "clobbered" by some clueless people. Nonetheless, she stands by her conviction.

Through her experiences, Governor Palin said she understands why some women are tempted to have an abortion, yet her feet remain firmly planted in truth:

Choosing life may not be the easiest path, but it's always the right path. And I've had that confirmation. The timing of the circumstances may not be perfect, but God sees a way where we cannot, and He doesn't make mistakes.

Once again, Governor Palin takes a strong stand for life, and that stand elicits a response--because of her track record, because of her integrity on the issue. That record makes her a leading spokesperson for the pro-life, pro-woman movement. On this issue she speaks for the majority of Americans, for statistics show that America is predominantly a pro-life country now--and the numbers continue to grow, thank God. I, therefore, applaud Governor Palin and groups like the Susan B. Anthony List for their commitment to this important work.

As Governor Palin said:

It all comes down to life and how we're going to take a stand on protecting innocent life and deciding that nobody is beneath the protection of our laws.

That's a common sense message from a common sense citizen leader.

She ended her speech today with this word of encouragement:

We're getting the job done, sisters--one life, one activist, one election, one vote, one American dream at a time.

You betcha!

Governor Palin's message of life is worth the half hour it'll take to listen. Please watch the video below and share it with others.

(H/T The Right Scoop)

The Saturation of Sarah

I've been thinking about this for the last couple of weeks, but have only now come to realize what has really been bothering me. My concerns peaked with the latest PPP poll, which showed Sarah trailing Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich in the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination race. Why is Sarah trailing, abeit by small margins?

To answer that, consider first that the poll also shows Sarah with a 69% favorable rating amongst Republicans, a solid advantage over the aforementioned three. So what is it that concerns me as well as other Republican voters? That's a good question which I'll attempt to answer from my perspective.

We have five and a half months before the 2010 elections, a lifetime in politics for a Presidential election, but this isn't a Presidential election year. This is a mid-term election for Congressional and Senate seats. The focus should be on those key Congressional and Senate elections. So why does Sarah continue to gain so much exposure? My abbreviated answer is alternative media.

Those of us who rely on the alternative media are constantly being inundated with all things Sarah. We are constantly being advised of her latest speech, her latest schedule and her latest book release. That's okay and I must admit, I pre-ordered her latest book on Amazon yesterday. But what about 2010? Sarah isn't running for anything. Why should I concern myself with the 2012 election when there is so much to be accomplished in 2010? My answer is that I shouldn't be and I no longer am.

I don't give a rip about polls that show Sarah trailing. I only care about this year's elections. Forget about all the spin that you hear about Sarah's Presidential ambitions. It doesn't matter right now. What matters is this year, this election.

I applaud Sarah for speaking on behalf of conservatives and endorsing candidates. That is what leaders do. They help us separate the good from the bad, depending on their perspectives. I can handle that.

Don't fall prey to the constant barrage of information about Sarah. Right now, she is doing what she must...speaking out against the Obama administration and supporting like-minded conservatives. Once the 2010 elections are over, we can turn our attention to the 2012 race, but not a minute before.

By the way, do you see the other three in the media at all?

Cross-posted on Generational Dysfunction

The Palin Blitzkrieg

-from Patrick's World USA

I'm exhausted. You'd think I just gave five speeches and two interviews in 48 hours. Keeping up with Sarah Palin is harder than going to a NASCAR race. I thought keeping up with 43 cars over 500 laps was a tough job even with the new scoreboard they have at Richmond International Raceway. But this Palin thing is ridiculous. She's an energy burst the likes I've never seen before.

When I got my book signed in Fairfax, VA, I noticed one thing about Sarah Palin. She is hyper. She radiates an excitement along with an organized but fast paced way of doing things. I'm from New York originally. It's normal there to run into "time is money" fast paced people. But, who is this lady from Alaska? In today's America, it is more the exception than the norm that you find someone who can get the most bang for their buck out of the one commodity that is more important than money - time. 

We are dealing with a woman who has to compress time frames. Ronald Reagan hit the scene in 1964 and was not elected until 1980. Sarah Palin doesn't have 16 years to prep herself to become president. She only has two and a half years left. I argue this with Gingrich and Romney supporters all the time who tell me they like Sarah but that their guy is older and she will still be here in eight years at which time they will gladly support her for president.

Under most conditions, I'd say they're right. But there are two mitigating factors here. We have the most radical president ever elected in our nation's history running us into financial ruin while he weakens our defense status in front of the world (even if you concede all liberal arguments except for the one about how we are perceived) and who is growing an incredibly cumbersome if not over-controlling government with bureaucracies that threaten our liberties even if unintentionally (I won't argue motive here simply for the sake of the expediency of my argument) at the same time. And we have the political rarity of a Reaganesque figure right here right now that can stop him. She is ready to go forward with a set of principles, values and a work ethic that only such a national emergency like the destruction our national fiber can require immediately.

There are some in the Republican Party and some in the Tea Party movement who may be willing to support Palin down the road but who are too leery right now to make that commitment because they're afraid that we might get our "best monster" killed in battle because she's too young or she's too new. There are some who would be willing to wait until she got into her late fifties or even early sixties before supporting her especially after the wet behind the ears youngster we have occupying the oval office right now. But when a baseball team needs pitching and you have someone that just came up from the minor leagues with one of the best fastballs you've ever seen, you got to put them in and have faith they don't throw their arm out. We're probably going to lose if we don't. If we do, we got a shot.

Bringing in a time tested veteran right now is only going to slow down the process of returning America to greatness. There are good quality politicians with good ideas who share our Constitutional values. Don't get me wrong. But they move at a politician's pace.

How long does it take Palin to give an hour and a half speech in Chicago? Forty minutes.

If her delivery was too fast let's just hope she can govern that way. We'll be at the shining city on a hill in no time.

Don't worry about what the media says. Replace Reagan's age issue with Palin's sex issue and both candidates have the same strengths and perceived weaknesses at the same time in their pre-electoral histories at similarly historic crossroads. And the media basically says the same things about them. That should give you your answer right there.

Wednesday night, Palin spoke in Chicago. Yesterday she did a phone interview with Megyn Kelly. Then she wrote a Facebook note. Then she spoke in Michigan. This morning she spoke in Washington, DC, but that was only after getting up early and doing an interview with Greta Van Susteren. She is currently snarling traffic at a speech in North Carolina after which she will go to South Carolina to stump for Nikki Haley. At some point this morning she also squeezed in some time for another Facebook note.

I'm not one to give Sarah Palin advice or write something that might be taken out of context by the lamestream media, but as a strong supporter of Sarah who is a mere mortal that may not have the capability of understanding, I ask her to please eat a high calorie meal and take a deep breath. She has been saying a lot (and its all substance folks) quickly and she's not looking like she's going to fail Michelle Obama's BMI test (and she's all gorgeous folks). But if she can't slow down and throw on a couple of pounds for herself at least do it for me. I'm about ready to pass out.

But seriously, this woman is working like a dog (and its all pitbull folks) to save her country. Her work ethic is beyond incredible. If this is not an example of unbridled leadership, I don't know what else is. And she's doing this for us. I feel guilty that she's killing herself like this for my vision of America and I haven't even been able to get the lawn cut yet.

The liberals can say all they want about her from the couches where they watch Countdown eating Bon Bons, the basements where they spew out their blogs or the sugar powder and donut crumb laden desks over at the New York Times or CBS news where they work on their hit peices. But they can't say she's not outworking them.

I know we Palinistas get harrassed for worshipping Sarah. After listening to Elena Kagan gush on about Barack Obama, I can understand how some folks might want to puke if I turn on the rhetorical sweet talk. But the truth of the matter is she deserves it. She's earned it.

I remember cutting a picture out of the paper of Nancy Reagan looking up adoringly at Ronnie giving a speech and putting it in my high school underground newspaper where I wrote a caption underneath it: "Ronnie, you're a god." I read an article yesterday where the writer caught Todd looking at Sarah that same way during one of her speeches. I saw the look in people's eyes at Reagan speeches. I see that same look again now at Palin speeches.

While she's one of us and we should normally never put people on pedestals because thats from where they can fall, she deserves our admiration and she deserves to be called our leader because of what she is doing to help us take back our country.

Lloyd Marcus wrote:
Palin is not the leader of the Tea Party Movement because it does not require a leader at this time. Self appointed leaders are frauds. True leaders are selected by the people. If, or when the Tea Party movement demands a leader, Palin is a very strong contender.
While some self appointed leaders form a community which they want to organize, this community will someday organize to select its leader.

Listen. You hear it yet? It's getting louder.

Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!