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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Governor Palin: Any Good American Hates Racism

By Adrienne Ross - www.motivationtruth.com

** I preface this post by saying I know it will cause me heat among some Americans who find my stand for truth to be a slap in the face of their leftist agenda, but my commitment to that truth supersedes the acceptance of people. So I speak on...

I have been very angry many times as I've watched the dangerous race game played by the Left. I have spoken out against it often, steam streaming from my ears. However, this new resolution by the NAACP to place the "racist" label on the Tea Party movement has made me more sad than anything else. It has both saddened and sickened my heart.

First, let me say that I am aware that racism exists. As a Black American I have been on the receiving end of the 'N' word. While I have suffered nothing close to what my ancestors did, I would never pretend that racism is a thing of the past that never rears its ugly head. I know better, and I call it out where I see it. In fact, some of my closest friends joke about just how vocal I can be about race--no matter where I am or who's around. So, believe me, my head is not buried in the sand. Having said that, I can also say that it is precisely because of my experience, because of my ancestry, and because of my abhorrence for anything so vile as judging people by such uncontrollable things as skin color, that I detest fabricated claims of racism. And this NAACP resolution is built on fabrication. Is not the real history of slavery and racism enough to quell any urge to make a game out of something that cost people their lives? Having come from a long line of true heroes and sheroes I unequivocally declare that people whose blood was shed, allowing me to live a life of equality and opportunity, deserve better than this.

The notion that the Tea Party movement is racist is one that has no proof to support it. I have attended tea parties in both Wasilla, AK and Kingston, NY. (See pictures.) And from the Last Frontier to New York's first capital, I can say that the participants treated one another like family. I was neither mistreated nor ignored. I was not made to feel I did not belong. There was not one racist sign. No one spit on me. No one called me the 'N' word. Rather, we had one purpose in mind: to boldly declare that we want to restore sanity to our nation. People protested President Obama's policies, not because of his race, but because of the dangerous path on which he is steering America. I certainly didn't attend these tea parties because I have a problem with our president being a black man. However, I was also not going to refrain from attending simply because I share the same skin color as our president. While this is what many on the Left expect of me, I am nobody's puppet. I think for myself. And I refuse to reside on anyone's plantation, including any political plantation.

The NAACP ought to be dealing with a real race problem. It comes not from the Tea Party or the Right. It comes from the Left. I cannot tell you how many times I have been called a "sell-out" or a "self-hater" because I am a Black person who is both a conservative and a supporter of Governor Palin. The use of the term "Uncle Tom" to define someone who refuses to bow to Master Democrat is the norm from the enslaved minds of some on the Left. But interestingly enough, the NAACP had no mind to create a resolution about that.

My heart is sad because in the year 2010, even with the election of America's first Black president almost two years behind us, America has gone so far backwards it's enough to make one weep. I did not know my ancestors fought for equality so we could live in a protective bubble where no one could criticize us even when we're doing a bad job. I did not know they cried out for the right to an education so we could demean and devalue those who would not sign up for group-think. And I certainly did not know that they marched under the weight of waterhoses and dogs so that we could assemble and accuse a movement of being racist when there was no evidence to support it. I truly thought those who came before me believed that they were endowed by their Creator with rights and responsibilities. I believed that we wanted to be a people who would stand on the right side of right and oppose wrong. In my heart, I just know my ancestors felt that if we could get out from under the heavy burden of oppression, we would soar, and the sky would be the limit. I feel in my bones that those who fought for freedom were willing to walk with those who were willing to walk with them and together they could take on those who were fighting against them. They had no energy to battle racism where it did not exist, for they had their hands full dealing with legitimate issues. The NAACP could certainly take a page from their handbook.

Am I saying that no tea partiers are racist? I'm saying that people are people. Are there racist lawyers or teachers or police officers? The answer is obvious. We find all kinds of people in all kinds of places. Yet common sense individuals will always repudiate it wherever it shows up. And common sense individuals don't unfairly call out an entire movement. For one to lump all lawyers, teachers, and police officers together under that banner would be both dangerous and asinine. So it is with lumping tea partiers together.

I wish the Left could just be honest: the Tea Party movement isn't about race, and they ought to know it. It's about America. It's about doing what's best for the future of a country God blessed us with. And if the President can't handle the heat of being criticized, then he shouldn't have signed up to take on an adult job when he only had a child's experience. It's that simple; I don't care what color he is.

Governor Palin really summed it up when she, speaking to Sean Hannity, said, "Any good American hates racism. We don't stand for it. It is unacceptable." Could she have been any more plain? I applaud her for taking that stand. I stand with her. I expect nothing less from her. She is, after all, a good American. What saddens me, however, is that no matter how many times she says that, no matter how many times the Tea Party says that they do not support racism in any shape or form, and no matter how many times Americans--Black Americans--say that the Tea Party has displayed no racism toward them, those on the Left refuse to listen. The reason is simple, and it's the same reason it's always been: it serves their interest to play the race game. It's a dangerous game, and I fear it's a game that will cause some real hurt. It is setting us back as a nation, and it is completely unnecessary and divisive, as Governor Palin also said. In addition, it's a slap in the face of the history of the people the NAACP claims in its name. If they truly want to advance "colored people," they'd resolve to stick to real issues that crave their attention within the Black community and stop making a mockery out of the shed blood of those who paid the ultimate price for true progress.

** As a side note, Governor Palin called it right: President Obama could do a lot to shut this down. On the contrary, his silence on the issue is deafening.

Dick Morris: Sarah Palin Is Still The Clear Front Runner For 2012

Dick Morris offers that Sarah Palin is the clear front runner for the 2012 Republican nomination, and always has been. Morris, who was Bill Clinton's political guru, is a best selling author, political commentator, as well as a consultant to leaders world wide.

From the Newsmax interview:

By: David A. Patten

Fox News commentator and best-selling author Dick Morris says former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is the clear front-runner for the Republican nomination for president.

Morris says that, despite his respect for the political and intellectual talents of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who expressed keen interest Monday in running for the nomination, Palin remains the favorite.

"Oh, I think she always had front-runner status," Morris tells Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview. "The person who is the vice-presidential nominee last time almost automatically has front-runner status if they did a good job, which she did. And I think that she was a fabulous candidate for vice president."

The problem Palin will face, Morris says, is that the media treated her so badly "with sexist and biased coverage" that it "built up this huge pile of negatives against her."

Adds Morris: "I'm just worried that that might be too heavy a burden to carry in the 2012 election against Obama. But I think she's fabulous. I think she's wonderful."

Morris also notes that candidates Palin has endorsed have a very good track record of winning their races.

"The reason the people she endorses win is not only that her endorsement is significant, but she has good taste," Morris tells Newsmax.

Obviously we agree with Morris that Sarah is the front runner, and has been since, oh .... around November 4, 2008. You knew Sarah had struck a cord with the American people when you saw groups like Our Country Deserves Better running national television advertisements like this one, and the one below, at Thanksgiving, just a few weeks after the election, simply thanking her for being her. America knew Sarah Palin was someone very special.

Since then Sarah has only raised her profile, and had more sucess. Besides going nationwide supporting Common Sense Conservative candidates, patriots who are solid winners, Sarah has been the one strong, clear, consistent voice speaking up for Liberty and Freedom. Sarah has been leading the fight to stop the Obama regime and the tyranny and oppression that comes with it.

Throw in a best selling book, over 2.5 million sold and counting, with a new one on the way, a sold out speaking tour, and a high profile gig that finds her talents as a political analyst in big demand at both Fox News, and the Fox Business Channel, and it's easy to understand why Sarah Palin has become such a powerhouse in the political arena.

I do take issue with Dick a little though. The idea that somehow the corrupt "lamestream media" has damaged Sarah Palin's reputation one bit is just wrong. Remember, this is the same corrupt media that fawned over Obama, called him the "Lightworker" and other such nonsense. They built him up as a "Messiah" and "The One." Half the country already knew you couldn't believe anything the media told you, or at best you needed independent verification of everything said. Now the other half is waking up to that fact, as well.

Americans realize the same people that lied to them about Obama, also lied to them about Sarah Palin. They no longer trust the dinosaur media when they spew their nonsense. Couple that with the new media, and the ability to find the truth at the touch of a button, and everything one once thought about how this thing called politics worked is out the window.

Past that, Sarah is incredibly media savvy in her own right. No one uses the new media, and social networking, as effectively. One strong Facebook post, or even a pithy tweet, can start a firestorm of activity. She's like the E.F. Hutton of politics. When she speaks, everyone listens. No one else commands that sort of attention.

It's really this simple. Every single bit of "news" the left wing media has put out there about Sarah Palin has proven to be a lie. I mean all of it. None of it was based on anything substantional. It never is.  It was all petty nonsense. The left can't compete in the marketplace of ideas, so it's all about the smears. In Sarah's case, this all has backfired magnificently.

The results from the two year (and counting) smear-fest aimed at Sarah have actually been positive, for her. For one thing it turns out Sarah Palin is one of the most vetted human beings in history, and will certainly be the most vetted presidential candidate ever.

After sending platoons of "journalists" to Alaska to dig up dirt, and all of the other nonsense, it turns out that Sarah is just a normal person, and has nothing to hide. No scandals, nothing. What all of this craziness ended up doing was prompt people to do a little reserch on their own about Sarah. Unfortunately, for the left, people discovered a solid public servant with a record of great success and accomplishment, instead of who ever it was the corrupt media was talking about.

The second result of the left's intense panic, is a real case study in the law of unintended consequences. They hoped all of the nasty attacks would scare her off. The vile sexist, racist stuff, most too nasty to print, only did one thing. All of this proved that Sarah Palin can stand up to anything and everything the Marxist left has, and not only survive, but flourish, and fight back. This is a quality absolutely none of the other GOP hopefuls possess. It's something few people anywhere possess.

Sarah Palin is a person of such strong character, who has such deep faith, that she cannot be intimidated by these people. That's a quality that Americans love and respect about her. No one can picture any of the other potential Republican candidates withstanding a tenth of what Sarah has, let alone have a career after the fact.

As we are already seeing, with all of the hateful rhetoric coming from the left, 2012 will be the nastiest election any of us have every witnessed. We need someone who isn't phased by it. Someone who looks evil right in the eye, smiles, and says "bring it!" Sarah Palin is the only one who fits that description.

Morris mentions Newt Gingrich by name.

Newt has recently been talking 2012. Personally, I think he's just getting a buzz going for his new book, but who knows. Gingrich has a LOT of baggage, both personal and professional. I'll let someone else go into the personal. The professional is big stuff.

The two things that make him a non-starter with Conservatives, the base of the party, are his embrace of Al Gore, and DeDe Scozzafava. When Newt teamed up with Nancy Pelosi to shill for Al Gore's global warming scam, and sat canoodling with her on a bench for a TV commercial pushing it all, that ruined his street cred with Conservatives. However, the real kicker, the last straw, was his stuborn backing of DeDe Scozzafava over Doug Hoffman in the New York special election.

Even after Sarah Palin, and every Conservative worth mentioning, endorsed Hoffman, Newt clung on to Scozzafava. When it was pointed out that Scozzafava, a "Margret Sanger Award" winner, was to the left of the Marxist-democrat in the race, Newt started badmouthing Conservatives, and claimed she was "conservative enough." Newt went through some serious verbal gymnastics trying to justify his pick. In the end, Scozzafava dropped out while Hoffman surged. To pay back Newt and the rest of the GOP establishment elite for their loyalty, she promptly endorsed the Marxist-democrat, who won in a squeaker.

Newt ain't happenin'.

Same can be said for Mitt Romney. Oh, he'll run, but between his less than stellar record as Governor of the Bay State and his lifelong record of flip-flopping on every single issue, depending on who he needed to be to what group, it seems like the supreme exercise in futility. Oh, and do we even need to mention RomneyCare?

No one, but Sarah Palin knows what her plans are for 2012. Right now she is focused on November, like we all must be. She knows if we don't take back Congress, and stop Obama, there won't be anything left to be President of. It's our gut feeling though that once she helps place some strong leaders in Congress, and takes a short breather to promote her new book, she will indeed announce her run, most likely on Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday. This will be the time to celebrate.

Obama and the rest of the Marxist-progressive movement will never know what hit them.

Clint Didier The Leading Republican In WA State Senate Race On The Strength Of Women, Independent, And Democrat Voters

Clint Didier has mounted a strong and effective campaign to not only unseat the far left Marxist-democrat, Patty Murray, but to take on the tired old establishment Republicans as well. Clint's strong leadership ability, along with his Common Sense Conservative message has resonated with the people of Wasington state who are sick and tire of being represented by the radical left, and want more than just a business as usual Republican to take their cause to the nation's capitol.

For those that are not familiar with Washington's primary system, it's basically a free for all deal. All of the candidates, Republican, Marxist-democrat, and Independents are on the ballot. My contacts in Washington tell me this was designed to keep far left radicals like Patty Murray in power. The way it works, is at the end of the day, the top two candidates, regardless of party will the ones to choose from come November.The idea, in this blue state,  is for you  to end up being forced to choose between two Marxist-democrats in the general election. 

That doesn't look like it's going to work out all too well this year.

In recent polling 8823 were asked who they would vote for if the election was held today. The results are interesting to say the least. Once you get past the obvious joke candidates like "GoodSpaceGuy" and "Mike the Mover" a clear picture emerges. Washington is a blue state, so no surprise, Patty Murry leads with 33.4% of the vote. The interesting part is that Clint Didier, who is running as a strong, unapolgetic Conservative, and running on restoring our Constitutional Republic, and the Rule of Law, is beating all other candidates, including his toughest competitor, squishy estabablisment Republican Dino Rossi.

The key to this is really simple. With women voters, Didier leads Rossi 774 to 593. Among independents it's 143 to 74. The real shocker is that Didier, with his strong Conservative message takes democrats 121 to 0. Yes, you read that right. 121 to 0. So much for the idea that one must "moderate" their message to attact members of certain voting blocks! The only group Rossi captures is self proclaimed Republicans 1325 to 1228.

As we wrote earlier, we feel that Clint Didier is A Stong And Decisive Leader For America. Obviously his message is resonating with a wide base of voters. Clint has been endorsed by Sarah Palin, which has obviously given him a boost, but he still needs our help. Patty Murray is one of the most far left radicals in the United States Senate. We must defeat her. In order to do that, there must be a strong leader, someone who appeals to more than just the Republican base. Looking at this sampling, it's obvious that Clint is that strong leader. With a message of fiscal conservatism, common sense, and the Rule of Law, Clint hits all of the right notes with the American people.

In order to become the next United States Senator from Washington, Clint must finish at the top. You can make that happen by visiting Clint's website at www.clintdider.org and sending in a few bucks, as well as voluteering to man phone banks, and get out the vote efforts. The primary is in August, the time to act is now.

Let's make sure Clint Didier will be on his way to D.C. after November!

BTW, in case you missed it, Clint called into the Rush Limbaugh show a few days ago. While the discussion is good, it's how he introduced himself: "Clint, a farmer from Washington" that tells you all you need to know about the man.

H/T M.D.McIntyre

Sarah Palin Legal Defense Fund "Flight" in High Level, CA

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The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Women

The flight from Watson Lake to High Level would be simple enough: take off to the east, fly a few miles south, then the rest of the nearly 400-mile trip east. Laura, against her better judgment decided to save her flight plan on a computer and load it into the plane’s GPS. Both she and “Sarah” thought it was really cool. Briefing done, run-up done, Laura called and got her clearance. GPS was already programmed. Ripping a quote of “Sarah’s,” Laura gushed, “it’s all good!”

The flight took off to the east, then turned south per the clearance, and began the climb to 12,000 feet through several layers of clouds.

Something’s Wrong With This Picture…

Something troubled Laura. This was a 400-mile flight. It should take about four hours. The GPS was reporting an estimated time enroute (ETE) of over five hours. “Huh?” Laura thought. Was the flight hitting a strong headwind? A flight this long would push fuel burn far beyond what is legal under IFR. No headwind. The flight, in fact had a 20-knot tailwind. It should take less time, not more! Laura’s heart sank. “Sarah” was sitting three inches from her. “Sarah” knew her way around airplanes because her husband is a pilot. And simple women’s intuition – Laura knew that “Sarah” knew there was a problem. “OK…fly the plane. We’re doing that. Let’s think this through…I would not have planned a flight nearly six hours long in a Cessna 172,” she thought. “Planned…flight plan…check that GPS…ugh…why is Ft. St. John on this route?”

Problem Solved

Laura had been considering stopping at Ft. St. John rather than High Level. Ft. St. John would have been a more direct southeasterly route to Edmonton City Centre. But Ft. St. John does not have any instrument approaches. Laura had added High Level and forgot to remove Ft. St. John. That added a diversion which would have been nearly 200 miles. Laura requested a descent to 11,000 feet, amended the flight plan with the controller, but the GPS flight plan had to be erased. Rather than re-enter the whole thing, since the flight only had to pass two waypoints before High Level, Laura just entered each segment manually, changing at the transition.

Even pilots with thousands of hours logged make mistakes. Most important is to fly the plane…and let your blood run a little cold. So, you made a mistake. Fix it, move on and don’t let it lead to more.

Shrouded in Clouds

The skies over the low hills started off clear, then turned into solid cumulus clouds. For over 40 minutes, the flight would be shrouded in clouds. With the GPS programming problem resolved and correct time enroute established, the situation became more relaxed. “Sarah” and Laura talking about a variety of subjects.

The cloud-enclosed hills gave way to flat forested terrain and clear skies punctuated by occasional clouds.

Weather Deteriorating

The controller directed Laura to turn toward the southeast and descend to 3100 feet. She had been given a visual approach, but loaded an instrument approach just in case. On the descent, the air became turbulent. Laura knew that this meant the weather was changing. Closer to the destination, weather started deteriorating. Low clouds began to form. Laura requested the instrument approach, which would lead the flight straight to the runway.

Firm Landing

The final turn was punctuated by strong turbulence, which persisted on the approach which would take them over tall trees, then a sudden drop to the runway. “This landing is going to be – ugh – firm,” Laura said. “Sarah” knew. She was familiar with these bush country airports. True to her promise, Laura planted the plane firmly on terra firma, and rolled off to parking.

“It wasn’t my fault; it wasn’t your fault; it wasn’t the plane’s fault. It was the asphalt!” she said, repeating an old pilot’s joke.

But, Laura felt awful. She felt like she let “Sarah” down – quite literally. “Landing. Pfft! Controlled crash is more like it!” Laura thought. “Ugh, “Sarah,” I need to tell you something. I’m really sorry…”

“Oh, I know what happened with the flight plan and your landing was just fine for this airport,” “Sarah” said, pausing and looking Laura directly in the eyes.

“It’s all good.”

"Sarah" and Laura are now 1,051 nautical miles from Wasilla. Their journey to Washington, D.C. is about one third complete.

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