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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sarah Palin, Allen West, And Jesse Kelly Bring The Awesome To America’s Nightly Scoreboard

By Gary P Jackson

David Asman is on of our favorite anchors at Fox Business News (and all of Fox for that matter) He is a superb analyst and interviewer. His show, America’s Nightly Scoreboard, is must see TV.

Wednesday night he had on Sarah Palin and the two talked about a wide range of topics, including the stunning victory in progress of Joe Miller’s over Lisa "Daddy’s Girl" Murkowski.

Also joining in are Lt Col Allen West, who Sarah endorsed this spring, and won big in Florida last night, as well as Arizona’s Jesse Kelly.

All three of these outstanding leaders shine here and show why we need them in D.C.

We like Asman’s style. He asks questions, then actually allows his guests to answer them. In this format, Sarah gets a chance to really elaborate on what she’s thinking. She also gives us an insight into her management style.

Video courtesy of PalinTV and The Right Scoop.

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch: Alaska Elections Show Sarah Palin A Bigger Force Than Commentators Suggest

By Gary P Jackson

Tuesday night was wild to say the least. Your humble blogger is still trying to catch up. One quote that caught my eye, via Twitter is noteworthy though.

Jack Welch, the well respected former CEO of General Electric, took time away from talking baseball to weighed in on Sarah Palin and the phenomenal night she and Joe Miller had in Alaska:

Alaska elections show Palin a bigger force than commentators suggest...Tough being an incumbent so far

After wading through all of the media on Wednesday, suffice it to say that a whole lot of folks share Mr Welch’s opinion!

Union Brothers and Sisters, Join Our Commonsense Cause!

Governor Palin today posted on Facebook:

Two years ago almost to the day, I was thrilled to meet with union members at the Alaska AFL-CIO Convention in Anchorage to sign important job-creation legislation related to the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act. As a former card-carrying IBEW sister married to a proud former IBEW and later USW member, it was a great moment for all of us. Our Alaska union brothers and sisters helped build our state! Many of them risked their lives to complete our infrastructure, including the Trans-Alaska Pipeline that stretches over treacherous mountain ranges from the North Slope oil fields to Valdez. By signing that job-creation bill surrounded by union members, I was paying tribute to them and acknowledging that they would be valued partners in the construction of Alaska’s long awaited natural gas pipeline. I was honored that day to receive a standing ovation from them for signing a bill that provided a Project Labor Agreement to bring good jobs to these good men and women.

Today, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka came to Alaska (on a trip paid for with union dues) to preach the usual Beltway nonsense. There was a bit of the politics of personal destruction thrown around, and he mixed it in with the same old big government agenda that has been rejected in union halls, town halls, and voting booths all over our country.

I’m not sure why he’s attacking my record when I’m not the one responsible for the policies resulting in continued mass unemployment and a weak economy (that would be the man in the large white house on Pennsylvania Avenue). Among my “crimes,” the union boss cited the fact that I sometimes write notes on my hand (guilty as charged!); that I appear on cable television every once in a while to comment on the news (it’s called the First Amendment, Rich); and that my commonsense conservatism makes him laugh. Well, I guess that’s better than the failed leftwing big government policies of “his friend” Barack Obama, which makes the rest of us cry.

Trumka’s even worried I’m going to get violent against him. It’s kind of ironic that a union boss has the gall to accuse anyone of threatening violence. After all, we remember the violent attempts by SEIU to intimidate those who wanted to make their voices heard in last year’s town halls. And unlike Trumka, I never threatened that any effort to break a picket line would lead to violence. Come to think of it, neither did I ever hide behind the Fifth Amendment during a federal investigation about union corruption. Then again, I was just an ordinary, card-carrying union member, not one of the big shots who ended up, unfortunately, giving unions a bad name.

Trumka’s attempts to put himself on the side of the working man and woman would be more convincing if he weren’t a career union boss who’s spent most of his life in DC. No surprise then that his priorities aren’t the priorities of the average working man or woman, but of the Beltway power player. My fellow union brothers and sisters have had their union dues squandered for far too long by a few of the union bosses who work for partisan politics and not the good blue collar Americans who have to fund their cushy salaries.

Trumka purposely misquoted something I said in a speech I gave in Texas a few months ago. Let me clarify things for him: I never called union members “thugs.” You lie. I called some union leaders “thugs.” And I refuse to apologize for that because they have acted like thugs – at least in this day and age.

In the past there were many great union leaders who courageously defended the rights of workers. Unions were founded for all the right reasons! They were to give working men and women the clout to negotiate fairly with their employers and to fight for decent pay and working conditions. The unions of old would often end up fighting big government on behalf of the little guy. Today’s unions seem to be big government’s most enthusiastic supporters. It’s turned into some nonsense when union bosses back the government takeover of the car industry, and the mortgage industry, and the entire health care sector. And with the help of big government they aim to push through card check legislation that some characterize as being unfair to workers, and even un-American, because of its insistence on stripping workers of their right to privacy with a secret ballot. And that’s not just me voicing concern over card check – ask current union members how comfortable they are with what some of their leaders are saying about the legislation.

To my hardworking, patriotic brothers and sisters in the labor movement: you don’t have to put up with the scare tactics and the big government agenda of the union bosses. There is a different home for you: the commonsense conservative movement. It cares about the same things you and I care about: a government that doesn’t spend beyond its means, an economy focused on creating good jobs with good wages, and a leadership that is proud of America’s achievements and doesn’t go around apologizing to everyone for who we are.

This November, you have a choice. You can go with the flow and merely pull the lever the way they tell you to. Or you can join millions of others, and take a stand for freedom and independence and dignity, while still being part of a greater working community.

Join us. I promise you, you won’t regret it, and Americans who want good jobs for our families will be better off for it!

- Sarah Palin

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Joe Miller Needs Your Help

Thank You For Continuing to Support Joe

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee calls it the “Continental Army versus the British.” Joe Miller’s race against Lisa Murkowski will be 2010’s biggest upset for the Obama Administration’s trusted swing vote.

Alaskans are defining America’s course for the future; with 100% of precincts reporting, Miller leads Murkowski 50.9% to49.1% for a total lead of 1,668 votes.

But as Murkowski said, “it ain’t over yet, folks.” Thousands of absentee voter ballots were sent out by the Division of Elections and those votes will not be fully tallied until September 8th.

A recount is imminent and Joe Miller URGENTLY needs your help so Alaskans can have a Constitutional conservative voice in Washington D.C.

You made this possible, now Joe is counting on YOU to help bring him the rest of the way. He needs your donation right now.


It’s time to make a difference and stand up with Joe for our country.

Please DONATE. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

ObamaCare would not have been passed if we’d had one more conservative in Washington. Let’s stop cap-and-trade in its tracks; let’s repeal ObamaCare; let’s prevent future bailouts and support Joe Miller now when he needs it most!

Alaska has a small population base and because of this each dollar goes a long way. Your gift of $2400, $2000, $1500, $1000, $500, $250, $100, $50, or even $25 will make the difference between Obama’s agenda or a Constitutional voice that speaks for you. Thank you.

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"Sarah Palin Kicked The Door Open, And A Lot Of Women Started Going Through"

There's an unsettling of the political apple cart. Sarah Palin kicked the door open, and a lot of women started going through.

~ Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List

An interesting piece from Yahoo News:

NEW YORK – The suffragists who 90 years ago won voting rights for women would likely shake their heads in wonder at this election, with its "mama grizzly" candidates and high-stakes woman-vs.-woman showdowns.

The women in key races include a rancher and three multimillionaire former CEOs, one a pro wrestling magnate. Two frontier states — Oklahoma and New Mexico — seem assured of electing their first female governor after both major parties nominated women.

Note: Susanna Martinez, the Republican nominee for New Mexico Governor is endorsed by Sarah Palin, as is Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, the Republican Senate candidate in California, who is about to clean Barbara Boxer’s clock.

Yet in spite of celebrations planned Thursday for Women's Equality Day, marking the adoption of the 19th Amendment in 1920, American women's share of high-level political power still lags behind scores of other nations.

Women hold only 17 percent of the seats in Congress — well below Europe's 22 percent and far behind the Nordic countries' 42 percent — and the major parties have yet to nominate a woman for president. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2008 collected 18 million votes but still fell short of victory.

"The handful of women that you see near the top is just that a handful," said Erin Vilardi of the White House Project, which seeks to expand women's role in politics.

"At the congressional level, both parties have a hell of a lot of work to do," Vilardi said. "The culture is still very dominantly male."

Among the notable developments in this year's campaign is the emergence of numerous charismatic, conservative women running as Republicans.

In California, wealthy businesswomen Meg Whitman, the ex-CEO of eBay, and Carly Fiorina, ex-CEO of Hewlett-Packard, are the GOP nominees for governor and Senate.

Fiorina is the first Republican woman to take on the Democratic incumbent, Barbara Boxer, since Boxer entered the Senate in 1992, and the race has captured national attention.

In South Dakota, the race for the state's lone House seat pits the incumbent Democrat, Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin, against Republican legislator Kristi Noem — both of them working moms who grew up on farms. Noem, who helps her husband run a ranch, is one of several GOP woman candidates dubbed "mama grizzlies" because of traits shared with Sarah Palin, the party's 2008 vice presidential nominee and a political star who's been doling out endorsements this year.

In Minnesota's 6th District, the conservative Republican incumbent, outspoken Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann, is being challenged by Democratic State Sen. Tarryl Clark in what could be one of the nation's most expensive House races.

Michelle Bachmann will see an easy win here. She will be one of the leaders in the new Congress for sure. She also has Sarah’s support.

In New Mexico, Democrat Diane Denish, the lieutenant governor since 2003, is competing for governor against the GOP's Susana Martinez, a Latina district attorney who has drawn attention for her tough stance on illegal immigration.

In Oklahoma, Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, who's been endorsed by Palin, is favored in the governor's race over Democratic Lt. Gov. Jari Askins.

According to the Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University, there have been only two other woman-vs.-woman gubernatorial contests in U.S. history — in Nebraska in 1986 and Hawaii in 2002.

Florida could join New Mexico and Oklahoma is electing its first woman governor — if Democratic nominee Alex Sink can win in November.

One of the most distinctive female candidates is the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, Linda McMahon, former CEO of the World Wrestling Entertainment empire that she and her husband developed. McMahon, who says she'll spend up to $50 million of her own money on the race, was nicknamed "Crotch-kicker" in a statement from the Democratic National Committee.

In Colorado, the issue of male chauvinism surfaced in the campaign for the GOP Senate nomination. Ken Buck — a prosecutor with a strong Tea Party following — prevailed despite criticism for saying he should be backed over rival Jane Norton "because I do not wear high heels."

Sarah had endorsed Norton. It’s obvious to see why she backed Norton over Buck, despite the Tea Party. Sadly, Buck will just be another "good old boy" establishment hack.

Worldwide, women hold 19 percent of the seats in national legislatures, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Its rankings of 186 nations — based on percentage of women in the single or lower chamber of the legislature — has the U.S. tied for 90th with Turkmenistan.

Women have held the top government post in dozens of countries — including Germany, Britain, Australia, Argentina, Israel, India and Turkey.

Several Women's Equality Day events are planned across the country Thursday.

In California, a great, great, great granddaughter of suffragist leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton will address a rally near the statehouse in Sacramento. In New York, the Susan B. Anthony List — it backs female candidates opposed to abortion — will host a forum on "pro-life feminism."

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said the surge of women running as anti-abortion conservatives reflected a "war over who gets to define what feminism means."

"There's an unsettling of the political apple cart," Dannenfelser said. "Sarah Palin kicked the door open, and a lot of women started going through."

Elsewhere in New York, several women's rights leaders and liberal members of Congress will be speaking at a ceremony renaming a U.S. post office in Queens after Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 became the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

Read more here.

Sarah Palin has has been the driving force behind getting more women involved. Sarah has inspired women all over the country to stand up and be heard. Men too. While Sarah gets a lot of ink for her endorsement of strong Mama Grizzlies, she has endorsed some strong independent, Conservative men as well.