Sarah Palin congratulates Romney/Ryan, explains the stark choice between Obama and Romney

A great column by Sarah Palin on what hangs in the balance in this election:

Congratulations to Mitt Romney on his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. President Obama has declared that this election is about “two fundamentally different visions” for America. Goodness, he’s got that right. Our country cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama’s fundamentally flawed vision. We must now look to this new team, the Romney/Ryan ticket, to provide an alternate vision of an America that is fiscally responsible, strong, and prosperous – an America that understands and is proud of her exceptional place in the world and will respect those who fight to secure that exceptionalism, which includes keeping our promises to our veterans.

When I think about the direction our country is rapidly drifting in, I can’t help but look at California as a cautionary tale. The Golden State once boasted the entrepreneurial innovation of Silicon Valley, the American creative engine of the arts, economically powerful and beautiful cities from San Francisco to San Diego, and fertile farmlands that helped feed the nation. Now it is descending into financial ruin accompanied by an exodus of middle class Californians leaving for other states. As one writer put it, California’s “fastest-growing entity is government and its biggest product is red tape.”

Obama’s vision for America will make the rest of the country look like California, minus the beautiful scenery and warm weather.

Obama’s America is today’s California – complete with $100 billion taxpayer funded bullet trains to nowhere; out of control environmental extremists who have destroyed family farms and left some of the most fertile farm land in America fallow in order to protect a three inch fish; permanent high unemployment; government policies hostile to small business job creators; crippling high taxes; an abysmal real estate market; bloated government that wastes taxpayer money; endless budget shortfalls due to massive unfunded liabilities; city after city declaring bankruptcy; and a state government run by, in the words of one Wall Street Journal writer, “a brothel of environmentalists, lawyers, public-sector unions and legislative bums.”

We can’t afford Obama’s vision. Our children can’t afford it. Today we are over $15 trillion in debt and running up trillion dollar budget deficits year after year for as far as the eye can see. And our “leaders” have no plan to stop it! President Obama and this Congress don’t even have the fundamental blueprint—a budget!—to outline where they intend to take us as they merrily roll along with their out of control spending and constant increases of our debt “limit.” Our debt to China alone is more than we can ever hope to pay off in multiple generations. Such debt and dependence on foreign nations weakens us in countless ways. And yet our government keeps on spending despite the risks and despite conscientious, hardworking citizens telling them to just stop it. Our debt is growing by $3 million per minute. This debt, in conjunction with Obama’s massive government over-reaches like Obamacare, has strangled the private sector, which in turn has stifled job growth and slowed all economic growth. The only way to get our country moving again is to get back to basics like normal people do with our home and small business budgets! That means we must live within our means, get government out of the way of our job creators, develop the God-given natural resources we have been blessed with to provide real jobs and real energy security, and stop growing government and wasting taxpayer money on D.C. cronyism and useless stimulus kick-backs for favored donors.

Barack Obama’s record is one of dismal failure, which is why he isn’t talking about it. He would rather spend his time demonizing his opponents. The simple fact remains that Mitt Romney is not responsible for the dire state of our economy or the corruption and incompetence of the current administration.

Over the next 86 days, Barack Obama will try to distract us from his record. Many in the media will roll along with him in this mission. We must not let them continue the deception and distractions, and we must not be afraid to call the President out on his lies. His entire record in office exposes the false promises he made four years ago. So, let’s take a moment to remember what candidate Obama said just four short years ago.

Candidate Obama promised us fiscal prudence. But President Obama’s reckless spending and lack of fiscal leadership has led to the downgrading of our nation’s credit rating for the first time in history.

Candidate Obama decried reckless spending and promised to cut the deficit. But President Obama and those in Congress who control the purse strings and “go along to get along” have tripled it. President Obama’s proposed budget was so absurdly and wildly irresponsible that not one member of Congress, Republican or Democrat, voted in favor of it. And yet the Democrat controlled Senate still refuses to pass a budget itself, and this refusal has been going on for years now. That is irresponsible and, much more, it’s unconstitutional.

Candidate Obama promised us a “smarter government,” but President Obama has created a government that’s not too big to fail, but too big to succeed.

Candidate Obama promised us a plan for American energy independence. But President Obama has forced American taxpayers to subsidize bankrupt green energy companies with ties to his campaign donors. And when it comes to the energy we actually use to fuel our economy, President Obama’s administration blocks drilling and drags its feet on the permitting process. Meanwhile, he supports foreign energy developments, but not American made energy development. His administration opposes everything from drilling in ANWR to building the Keystone Pipeline to coal plants, but he’s all for subsidizing offshore drilling in Brazil and sitting back on his thumb while China moves in to pursue oil deals with Canada because his administration blocked responsible energy infrastructure development.

Candidate Obama promised us “the most transparent administration in history.” But in addition to refusing FOIA-requested documents, President Obama’s administration regularly holds meetings outside the White House and off the official White House visitor list with lobbyists and corporate interests they don’t want us to know about.

Candidate Obama promised to unite all America, but President Obama has cynically divided us again and again in his efforts to win reelection by playing identity politics and class warfare and pitting one group against another.

Candidate Obama promised us a “fundamentally transformed” America, and that is the only promise he’s delivered on. We can see now what his idea of “hope” is. Now we want change. He has failed to lead, so We the People must lead. And our leadership starts at the ballot box on November 6th.

Please continue to focus on the presidential race and on helping Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, but it’s also imperative that we get involved in the nation’s important House and Senate races. These candidates need our help to ensure that our next president has a responsible and ethical Congress that actually gets things done for America. Now on to November!


– Sarah Palin

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128 thoughts on “Sarah Palin congratulates Romney/Ryan, explains the stark choice between Obama and Romney

  1. Obama’s America is today’s California – complete with $100 billion taxpayer funded bullet trains to nowhere; out of control environmental extremists who have destroyed family farms and left some of the most fertile farm land in America fallow in order to protect a three inch fish; permanent high unemployment; government policies hostile to small business job creators; crippling high taxes; an abysmal real estate market; bloated government that wastes taxpayer money; endless budget shortfalls due to massive unfunded liabilities; city after city declaring bankruptcy; and a state government run by, in the words of one Wall Street Journal writer, “a brothel of environmentalists, lawyers, public-sector unions and legislative bums.”


  2. If Romney and/or Ryan think that Sarah Palin, as well as the Tea Party, are not necessary for their election to be successful, then they are dumber than a box of rocks. The RINOs are being turned to pasture in every election. Those that remain are still influential in the RNC, but even that is waning. The biggest scam ever perpetrated on the American people is Obama and his gang of socialist thugs who have absolutely no regards for the best interests of the American people. The corrupt mainstream propaganda machines and the RINOs are stil viable, but will become less of a factor as Americans in every walk of life wake up and stand up to these attacks from within by those who have deceived their way into office. Obama is an evil that was well orchestrated by an anti-American force that will not go easily.

    1. Knocking this turtle off the post, does nothing about those with the power to put the next one up there.

  3. Phenomenal, Brilliant and another example of the (POP) – The Power of Palin.

    I respect her so much!!!!!

  4. Obama wanting to unify the people was a bold-faced lie. The only hope he has, or has ever had, is inciting racial hatred by playing the race card. He even used it on Hillary. Throw in class warfare and gender complete lies about attacks on women and you have his only hopes of re-election. Ryan is so far over his head on the economics of business, it is embarrassing. The hate and vitiole coming from Obama and his thugs will reach levels never seen before in this country. He will have the libs actually foaming at the mouth so violence as a last resort is not out of the question.

  5. Thanks for posting Scoop. Once again Palin lays out the scourge of Obama and his disastrous policies and the policy program required to start the repair process. Articulate, specific and with the answers.

  6. As one of those middle-class Californians whose decisions every day are based on “How will this help me get out of California” I can see where this country is headed, and I’m telling you, you will not like it.

    I feel like a lighthouse on a rocky shore, trying to warn residents of other states…

    Danger ahead!

    Turn your ship around!

    This coast is filled with the wreckage of 37 million shattered dreams and a diminished hope for the future.

    Many will not heed the warning until it is too late.

    Until their state gets a gash in the hull, and the lifeboats are filling fast to flee the disaster.

    I pray for the rest of America. Please do not make the same mistakes we did.

    “Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

    But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:

    I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

    When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

    Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

    For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:”

    Proverbs 1:24-29

      1. I am in California now…..not from here. I grew up in NY and have been seriously thinking of leaving except for the job I have that pays well, very well. I have thought of moving back to NY ( i would move to SI which is vry conservative yet still NY ) but that pretty much is just like Cali. I am really not sure what to do. I have been praying for guidance but so far still not sure about what to do.

  7. Sarah’s article is elloquent!!! She speaks the TRUTH!!! We MUST stay focused, ignore the lies and smears of Obamanism, get to the polls on November 6th to show our unity for the country we so love and vote for Mitt and Paul! We MUST get this destroyer out of the WH!

  8. In a way, Sarah Palin is like a shadow president. She commands a lot of power and respect. She is also the polar opposite of NObama. She never puts herself before America or before the cause of it’s freedom! I could go on lauding Palin for paragraphs, but anything I would write wouldn’t do her justice.

    Now, Romney/Ryan better be paying attention to what she is saying, who she is saying it to and how well her message resonates! Liberals are often accused of taking the black vote for granted. I do not like the idea of Romney taking the Conservative/Right vote for granted on the grounds that we want NObama out. He should be working towards making us WANT to support him, not because he’s ABO but because he’s Romney! If you get me.

    To that end, it would do no harm and a lot of good for Romney camp to embrace Palin and her message! Show the base we mean something, that he CARES about us! That we’re not just “already in the bag” and that he can ignore us! I don’t know if I’m making any sense, but at the end of the day, Romney needs us as much as we need him and it’s about time he showed it!. Sarah Palin is the standard bearer! Romney needs to recognize that.

    1. White one reason Mitt chose Paul was because he was conservative. So be fair….he did listen to US!! You know we like to sometimes knock Mitt but think about this…LOOK ALREADY HOW NASTY OBAMA has been with Mitt? I mean come on…linking a woman’s death long after he left Bain….Mitt is not perfect no…BUT HE IS NOT DUMB!!! Think of it this way…GREAT LEADERS learn on the Battlefield, they adjust, change strategy, move assets, rethink, always moving forward, trying to get stronger, trying to profit and trying to win….NOW MITT DID THAT YESTERDAY WITH RYAN!! He knows Ryan will be a BIG DRAW and some with EGO could not take that…but Mitt is a bigger man and give him the PROPER credit for not only listening to CONSERVATIVES but for showing LEADERSHIP AND A TRUE DESIRE TO WIN!!

      I will be hard on Mitt when needed but I will praise him and encourage him as well. And when he does a great thing like putting RYAN on the ticket…THEN I WILL INDEED PRAISE HIM and HE DESERVES IT!!

      Mitt is showing the most important quality in a President….LEADERSHIP!! Giving people a reason to vote for you!! That he what he did yesterday…MAKE NO BONES ABOUT IT…it was Mitt and Ann that made that call. I guarantee you the MASS LIBS wanted Portman or Pawlenty!! Mitt made the call and the RIGHT ONE!!

      Reward him White with acknowledging his decision!!

      I do very much want him to use Sarah…OH BOY YES!! And Mitt is a smart man….he knows how much of a massive mover she is!! He is no dummy!!

      But Conservatives give Mitt credit and encourage him….Yes we will go after when we feel he is wrong….but lets tell him GREAT JOB AND DO MORE AS WELL!

      1. Hey, I support Mitt and have said so many times. I also expressed my delight at his choice for V.P. I always give credit when it’s due. But this thread is about Palin, not Ryan so that’s where my comment was directed. Yes… Romney did a good thing picking Ryan. But that doesn’t mean he should get a pass on ignoring Palin, does it?

        1. Excuse me…I wrote several comments about Palin so that comment is useless. As far as your criticism of Mitt over Palin. First he JUST ANNOUNCED RYAN FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!! Get real. If you bothered to read above I addressed Romney and Palin. He will embrace Sarah because he knows as a LEADER that it is the right thing to do. He will do it at his pace not yours. While you may not like that will not change it!

          1. It is hard to tell if your abrasiveness is intended to foster support for Romney or to confirm doubts about his campaign tactics.

      2. thanks Michael, a Good Job is never a complete product to provide security, well being, good health or raise standards of living in any environment or community. A COMPLETE JOB wins war, provide ambition, encourage dreams and innovation. Complete job brings honest labours of many in various forms from food to clothing to housing to energy to transportation to communication to health to education to whatever beneficial to human being if supported and implemented. There I CALL OUT Romney and his staff, if there’s a well talented highly skillful player in our side we don’t put in the field, we only play not to loose. Palin Play to win, so do I, so did Reagan and many millions of the conservative organisms.
        Palin is the equivalent of the nuclear bombs harvested havoc and chaos @ Hiroshima & Nakasaki.Is that what big guns refer to ? “Just Win Baby.” Al Davis ! Raider Nation

    2. You are making perfect sense. In fact this is core. A litmus test of character and intent.

      With one phone call Romney could harness an awesome power and energy. With one bold move, Romney could put his record and lip service to the Constitution behind him.

      And with no risk or downside to it, one has to ask why he has not?

  9. By the way Mitt….YOU BETTER USE HER ON THE TRAIL…you want CROWDS OH BABY will you draw crowds!!!


    Oh I would pay big bucks for that!! Can you imagine the crowds, the energy, the momentum and dynamics!!

    THE DEMS have nothing close!!


      Sarah Palin has more courage integrity and leadership than Romney could even aspire to.

      Sarah Palin will not be “USED” by anyone…. especially the New England Republican progressive who prototyped Obamacare.

  10. Sarah…Sarah….LIKE THAT HALL AND OATES SONG!! She is just dynamite….brutal, coherent, decisive, lethal, factual and sexy(as usual). Her entire column should be taken by the Romney campaign and used over and over again!! Tie the word Ideology and you have the Marxist nailes to rights!! Sarah you definitely belong at the GOP convention and there is no doubt in my mind that you move more people than other other public figure. Even yesterday, BUZZFEED that liberal pile of horsedung smeared Sarah over the VP pick. It is just not amazing that a woman who runs for no political office COMMANDS TO THIS DAY THE ATTENTION SHE GARNERS??? It is amazing…they fear her like no other person on the left!! Why? Heck she energizes people on NUCLEAR POWER BATTERIES!! I love that woman and she had better be at that CONVENTION MITT!!

    Mitt take note on how to define OBAMA and learn it!! Paul can explain this beautifully and you need to be the leader on this since you sit on the TOP OF THE TICKET!! You explain things the way Sarah just did and tie this to his IDEOLOGY….you have a HOME RUN and GRAND SLAM!!

    Thank you Sarah as always for being like a LASER BEAM when it comes to attacking and putting OBAMA in his place!!


  11. As I was reading this while the coffee kicked in, it was neither registering nor resonating within in my own voice. My eyes went line to line, but it was Sarah P.’s voice I heard. She so writes as she speaks. So much so It comes across not like reading but like hearing. I still hear her voice as I write this. Pretty cool.

    Obama: The candidate versus the President. “The Strange Case Of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde”. One bearing no resemblance to the other.

    Good say Sarah. Let’s get some good folks elected. Let’s get some bad folk unelected.
    Ryan said yesterday as he conjured his late Father’s words, “son, you’re either part of the problem, or part of the solution”. SP be part of the solution, a big part.

    Unabashed class, and one fearless Lass.

    1. The second sentence cues her voice up for us, “Goodness, he’s got that right.”

      But the pure Palin style comes down hard on Obama where she says “…but he’s all for subsidizing offshore drilling in Brazil and sitting back on his thumb while China moves in to pursue oil deals with Canada…”

      Heh. Sitting on his thumb.

      And she manages to make that read like a high-class, hoity-toity comment.

  12. Good grief. It seems as though every single time there is a post here about Sarah Palin, several get sanctimonious about the RNC not inviting her to speak at the convention, blah, blah, blah.

    For goodness sakes, we all love Sarah, and agree she is a great lady with great ideas. But why can’t everyone just let Sarah be Sarah? I love having her as a great Grisly Momma, working her magic from the outside (she is great at doing that).

    Give it a rest please and stay focused on this election. Who knows, one day Sarah might become our Margaret Thatcher, but if we don’t win this election, I fear we won’t have that chance.

    Stay focused folks!

    1. I like your point about “letting Sarah be Sarah.” I don’t really think she cares one way or another about speaking at the convention. Despite all the lies of the critics, she’s never tried to draw glory to herself. She’s always just wanted to help her country. But I think people are upset by her not speaking because so many of us identify with her. Not inviting her is like not inviting us. It’s like saying we’re not welcome to the party. That’s why it rubs people the wrong way.

      1. She surely loves our country, no doubt about it. And I would agree, she probably doesn’t really care about speaking at the convention. She has a strong voice, and should be able to express it in the manner she chooses.

        It just frustrates me that people communicate what THEY want rather than considering what Sarah wants. No one knows what goes on behind the scenes in our messed up political world. If they really have trust in her, they will let her do it her way. She is one smart gal, so I wish everyone would just leave it up to her judgement and stop putting their “wants” before that.

      2. I agree and many are still very unhappy about Romney being the nominee. They know that we really have no choice but to vote for him for the sake of getting obama out of office. At least if Romney and his campaign would extend some kind of gesture that what we think is important, it would go a long way.

        1. Romney was democratically elected the nominee. We may not like it, and complaining for a while was okay, but it’s really time to get the hell over it.

    2. Another couple of great and insightful posts Maxine. You have been quite prolific this weekend, and we have been the fortunate beneficiaries 🙂

      Unions are parasites. I know I keep repeating that, but only because it’s true. They are also like spiders and insatiable vampires. Either way they suck the life-sustaining fluid out of the host until it’s nothing but a carcass of dried up bones.

      Unions oh unions, how do I hate thee, “let me count the ways”: 1,2,3…this might take a while..ok a trillion.

      Of course it’s the institution of unions and what they do which I despise, not the people forced to ply their living, or the companies, cities, states, and municipalities forced to try and make it with permafangs imbedded in their jugulars. It’s the never-ending extortion, bolstered by labor laws allowing it, and government agencies like the NLRB, tilting so much to one side they make the Eiffel Tower look perfectly vertical by comparison.

      The government itself is every bit as blood-sucking as the unions. Even your land is no longer yours. If I could personify our federal government in song, it might sound something like an old familiar one, but with a twist. Imagine this behemoth singing:

      “This land is my land, this land is my land
      From California to the New York Island
      From the Redwood Forest to the gulf stream water
      This land was made for me and me…”

      Hey government! Hey unions, Back off ! You’ve feasted enough on the fruits of the people. Get back in your box, and stay there.

      1. Yeah the federal government would put that song to music using one of the confiscated Gibson guitars.

    3. but if we don’t win this election, I fear we won’t have that chance.

      When the Republican VP nominee is voting against the Constitution (see his Yes vote for S. 679) its not giving me much hope.

      And when words are speaking louder than actions to conservatives….its not a good sign. I r4eally really need to hear Ryan explain that vote of his on S. 679, its very very disturbing.

      1. While you are all in a twist about Ryans votes, which I am in agreement with you, I will continue to fight on with the weapons I have available. Romney/Ryan is the ticket. If they are elected, I will continue to fight against establishment repubs. This is a street fight against a tyrant that is dismantling my country and destroying the future of my three children. All I see in your response is that when it comes to a fight like this, you are useless. Not happy about Mitt/Ryan. Supporting, campaigning and beating on doors for them will not compromise my Conservative principles, individualism, etc. All you are looking to do by posting at this site is poke people in the eyes and piss and moan and fight with people that you mostly have the same views with. I’ll say it again, when it comes to this fight, you are useless. Now take your ball and go home.

        1. This is a street fight against a tyrant that is dismantling my country and destroying the future of my three children. All I see in your response is that when it comes to a fight like this, you are useless.

          Hey Einstein, voting Yes on S.679 is part of the dismantling. Sheeeeeeeeeesh!

          And when so called ‘conservatives’ like yourself are demanding I march in lockstep with your opinion they are behaving like liberals. And when conservatives start behaving like liberals there really is no hope conservatism can win in the end.

          1. So called Conservatives such as myself will fight with the hand we have been dealt. S.679 is dismantling, it is, but not to the extent that BHO is dismantling this country in real time. I will not sit back on my ass whining about Paul Ryans votes while BHO is going full throttle. I will choose my battles, fight the biggest threat now and deal with RINO’s later with the same determination and voracity. The “demanding I march in lockstep” was weak.

            1. I’m happy for you but stop demanding I turn into a clone of yourself because its not very conservative of you to do so.

              1. Amazing! I am trying to convince you BHO is a bigger threat right now than Paul Ryan. In my opinion progressive repubs are as big a threat as any other statist democrat. Right now I will concentrate on defeating the biggest threat now and deal with RINO’s ruthlessly after Nov. 6. While you prattle on about S.679 and enjoy reading your posts to yourself, I will do the fighting against the enemy. Patton kicked the Nazi’s asses first and was prepared to kick the Soviets asses next. He was smart enough to deal with the immediate threat, then deal with the looming threat next. I’m wasting my time, I know, for you those pesky trees are blocking your view of the forest.

                1. We agree to disagree then. You buy into the hyperbole that the USA will cease to exist if Obama wins reelection. I understand it for what it is, nonsense. The USA survived FDR, Carter and Clinton and will survive Obama. With that said I’m not afraid of a lame duck second termer and also believe its going to take that to get our Reagan in 2016. Gridlock is underrated! And Ryan’s plan fixes the budget in 30 years, 30 years!? Do you hear me 30 years, it isn’t solving anything.

                  Sorry pal but I will not compromise my conservatism over hyperbole. EOs are easily reversed with a signature. And you can go on about O-Care all you want but I don’t believe Romney is going to repeal and do nothing but tweak it and the GOPe will come up with a lame excuse that Democrats blocked them from repealing it.

                  I don’t vote for progressives no matter what letter they have next to their name. And I don’t believe Ryan is an actual conservative because his record speaks a different language than his mouth.

                  Besides all that the only votes that actually matter are those in swing states and I don’t live in one.

                  Have a nice day.

                2. The USA will cease to exist as we know it with Obama, he is the real deal. Your view that BHO is not that big of threat is the same as the RINO’s you claim to despise. Go ahead, sit on your ass waiting for another Reagan. I’m sure your in the trenches at lib sites duking it out defending a Palin or West, which is as close as we will get to a Reagan. Where did I mention Ryans plan that you are so vigorously attacking. Your “conservatism” is weak at best. I live in Cali. I will knock on doors, man phone banks to get BHO out of office and these RINO’s in. Even in this s**thole state I reside in for now, I will fight. You will rollover or sit on your hands. I will work to get Romney/Ryan elected to buy myself and others that love this country some time to do battle with progs in this party. If we lose this election the GOP is done. If we win this election and this admin is run like the Bush admin, we’re done. I will however take my chances with Romney/Ryan and double down my efforts to work on a new party or purge the GOP of progs. “Besides all that the only votes that actually matter are those in swing states and I don’t live in one.” I’m glad I never had people like you next to me in combat. Pound sand weakling.

                3. is the same as the RINO’s you claim to despise

                  Not quite, its just I understand the difference between hyperbole and reality. Sure Obama is a wannabe marxist but so was FDR and Carter, we survived them and we’ll survive Obama. He’ll be a lame duck second termer for four years instead of the traditional two. Big deal. EOs are easily removed by a signature etc…

                  Also, I want to assure you the world is not going to end on Dec 21 this year as the Mayans predict.

                  Indeeed I do defend Palin and West and if Romney would have picked an ACTUAL conservative like them he would have gotten my vote but he picked a hyped faux conservative who’s closer to Clinton than Reagan if I’m to believe actions speak LOUDER than words.

                  Only in bizarro-world do words speak louder than actions and I don’t reside there pretending about Ryan’s past votes when it actually counted for increasing power of the state and growing the debt. Mitt Romney doesn’t impress either since much of his balanced budget was paid for by a tax increase Dems passed the year before he took office. Beside that Ryan’s country saving budget balances the budget in 30 years. 30 f’n years!

                  Indeed please do feel free to do what you wish with your free time as will I. I am not demanding you stop pushing doorbells for Romney like you seem to be demanding I vote for Romney.

                  Kiss my butt with your combat comment jerk and comparing it with politics is quite silly if not moronic. I disagree with what you say but I will defend your right to say it. Apparently you don’t wish to extend that right to me or my right to vote for that matter. Not very American nor conservative of you.

                  Have a nice day!

                4. The culture and make up of the electorate of the US is much different than it was under FDR and even as recent as Carter. The world will not end as predicted by the Mayans, really? Your wit is blinding! Ok, and your still going on about Ryans plan and tHIrteE YEarS! I demand you do something, yes, as you put it “actions speak louder than words” so act! Oh wait you would rather watch this country go down the sh*tter faster under a BHO second term than remove the POS now. I almost went back and edited out my combat comment as I would normally see it as bad form if not lame. After thinking about it and reading your response, I am solid with it. Politics is combat without the actual bullets. Libs know it, I know it, unfortunately RINO’s and pollyanna’s such as yourself don’t. Obviously there is nothing in your life that is bigger or more important than yourself. Your “principles” suck. My intent is to get people in the fight because Obama is no joke. This is much different times we live in than the forties or late seventies when our country could survive a tyrant and an idiot. You would not defend my right to say anything, you say as much in your comments and is such a pathetic cliche’. As far as kissing your ass, pick a spot because your all ass.

                  I apologize to some members of Right Scoop as I know this is a sight that is much more civil than others. My intention is not to offend.

                5. If the GOP controlling both houses allows Obama to continue to yake the country down the toliet then your problem should be with the GOPe, not me.

                  Twist yourself into a pretzel all you want and feel free to act like a liberal defending Romney because your the one who has to look at yourself in the mirror. Your name calling and liberal (vote the way I insist or I will destroy you) tactics don’t bother me one bit.

                6. I have made it clear my disdain for progressive repubs, what don’t you get. My ideal ticket would be a West/Paul (Rand) ticket. The battle is on more than one front, pop culture, the opposition party, the media and establishment repubs. I would love people on our side to fight like liberals! They’re good at it and kick our ass all over the place. They don’t sit on their hands. However when we don’t sit on our hands, are active, swing back and vote, we beat them. What good are your conservative principles doing you pointing out Ryans votes or proposed legislation that is not conservative in principle here on this sight. Most of us already know about it, Mark Levin has even pointed it out. For that matter he has taken West to task on a few of his votes. Where am I defending Romney in my posts? His campaign has been weak at best. If he is elected and governs like Bush did, God only knows what kind of freakshow that would set us up for if Bush got us Obama. My goal is to put the brakes on this a-hole in office now, stop the bleeding. WTF is your goal? Read your posts to yourself and pat yourself on the back for being conservative. I could vote for Romney Nov.6 and sleep like a baby even knowing what a lib repub that he has been. I know if mittens was elected, the fight against progs/statists is not over. You can twist yourself into a pretzel convincing yourself Romney or Ryan are the same as BHO, or that BHO is no threat and just a passing problem that will be easily fixed by whatever future fantasy candidate you conjure up in your head. Romney and BHO are not the same, not close even with his lib leanings. Besides posting here at TRS what kind of civic duty as a responsible citizen are you performing to rectify this problem we are in? I’m not trying to destroy you, I’m saying if you are a principled conservative get off your ass and do something about it. Stop the bleeding with a vote for Romney, help other conservatives. If Romney wins continue your fight against the establishment repubs., but for God sake, don’t piss away a vote and a chance to take a swing(punch) at BHO. If Romney wins we can focus on purging progressive dems and repubs locally and nationally. If need be, we primary Romney and remove his ass too if we can. Does my idea “compromise” your conservative ideals so you would not be able to look in a mirror? Really?

                7. Not sure what part of “I don’t vote for progressives or RINOs” you don’t understand. Compromise your principles for your beliefs all you want since they are yours. I will not with mine thank you very much. I don’t buy into the hyperbole, you do, its ok! We’re both individuals with different brains, ideas and principles on how to get an actual conservative in the WH.

                  Have a nice day.

                8. A gallant but futile effort my friend.
                  I too live in CA and will continue to fight, as opposed to sit home with my principles. I am so energized about the Ryan choice! I will even get a bumper sticker. In this state, you could get “keyed” or worse. It’s worth the risk!
                  Fight on friend!

                9. You just told someone his principles suck, because he maintains a conservative set of principles. Then made it all about him, and not the ideas he wrote about.

                  No wonder the Republican party is the Stupid Party.

                10. What ideas? Not voting and keeping BHO in office? It is about him, and you and me, and everyone else that is able bodied enough to think critically and vote.

                11. Did he say he was “not voting?” Did he promote it? Did he promote “keeping Obama in office?”

                  You missed all the ideas he wrote about and made it personal, and by adding that “think critically” you are keeping it personal.

                  Not a very convincing argument, and also not how we do things here.

        2. BRAVO 1,2,P!! I have been attempting to say just that ever since Mitt won the nomination. LET’S ROLL!!

    4. I’m usually in total agreement with you MaxineCA, but it’s not about letting Sarah be anything.

      It’s about what’s right, period.

      Sarah obviously knows what she’s doing. Not one of us needs to be telling her a thing. But if any person in the entire right-side of the political spectrum EARNED a right to speak at the convention during prime time, it’s her.

      It’s not an emotional argument, it’s simply a fact.

      If Romney loses this thing, it’s on him.

      1. Maybe it’s just me, but I really, really trust her judgement and don’t want to second guess what’s going on. She has become very smart, all things national politics having been thrown under the bus. I don’t know if she was invited and turned them down, or if she will be the convention surprise. None of us know.

        I get frustrated with everyone that wants to second guess everything, jump to conclusions and get angry. She is one smart gal, and I trust she has a plan, but at this point in time I don’t feel it’s our place to question. I’m sure when she is ready she will let us know what that plan is.

        And yes, she has earned every bit of respect that we have for her. Personally, I would love to see her become the leader of either a new Constitutional Conservative party, or reform the R’s with those principles.

        Let’s wait and see what happens.

        1. I definitely agree with that last line. It’s the same way I felt about her decision to run or not. Everyone got all hyper about it. I was totally comfortable waiting to see what she did then, and now.

  13. Wow, what a great article. She nailed it, but she always does. For those that boo hoo about her not running….. why should she? She can be our “Mama Grizzly” and be a great attack bear from the outside! Her time will come, but right now she can be a great influence in the direction our country without all the attacks on her family.

    She is right on target about CA. It’s so very sad for me to see what a great state this used to be turn into what it has become. Hey America…. does anything about CA sound familiar to you? It’s exactly what is going on at a national level. We may not be able to stop CA from going over the cliff (no matter how hard we try), but we all must make sure it doesn’t happen to our country. ABSOLUTELY NO federal bailouts for CA, or any city period, end of story. I remember years back Orange County filed for re-org BK. Guess what, we survived.

    Root causes of our problems IMHO – just to name a few:

    1. Poor forecasting – The dot com era boomed the CA economy (thanks to Silicon Valley). The stupid fools budgeted based on that as a baseline, projected the revenues out to the far future and spent every dime rather than paying down the debt or putting it into a rainy day fund. They also made very bad long term investments based on the forecasts, thinking they would get great returns.

    2. Aerospace had always been prominent here going back before WWII. It was huge! But once the dummies in Sacramento spent all of our, what could have been surpluses, they raised taxes. I believe we have lost every major Aerospace company. It makes me very sad.

    3. Unions run the politicians, therefor the state. And I mean at ALL levels, from the state down through the counties and municipalities.

    Bill Whittle did an excellent After Burner about CA. Pretty much sums up how bad our state is.

    1. While it is glaring that liberal/leftist policies destroy cities amd states – the problem expands exponentially from there:

      Our politicians in Washington bail out failure with “our” money (depleting even more our finiancial resources), with little to no consequences to those responsible. Perpetuating the problem.

      Absolute idiots continue to vote in Democrats & liberals that install those policies, sanctuary/illegal promoting idiocy, and liberal/leftist judges that codify same.

      And, worse – the half wit idiot Democrats that still have money finally move out of the policies/results (areas) they have voted for – into low tax, regulation, more conservative areas, and elect Democrats who will repeat this pattern and destroy those areas, as well.

      Fact is – Democrats/liberals are like locusts – they move in to areas and destroy them – then move to the next fertile area and do the same.

      We are seeing that happen now to formerly Republican/conservative states like Fla, TX, etc..

    2. How is it that government unions and their support for Dems isn’t a massive conflict of interest? There’s nobody representing the tax payer at those contract negotiations.

  14. In the wise words of our beloved, departed Andrew Breitbart “Either you are with us, whether you like our candidate or not, or you are on the other side”. Sarah Palin gets this, even though I suspect she wished for a more Conservative ticket. God Bless Her. And Andrew.

    1. “Either you are with us, whether you like our candidate or not, or you are on the other side”.

      Loved Andrew but that line is total BS. A non vote for Romney is not going to be counted for Obama. We do need to get conservatives elected in other races so I would say Andrew’s line is not very helpful in that regard.

      1. A non-vote for Romney is not going to be counted for Obama? Sure it is.

        Consider two voters. One votes for O’, one votes for Romney. They cancel each other out. On the other hand, if one votes for Obama and the other doesn’t vote, it’s net one vote for Obama. That “non-vote for Romney” as you put it places one more vote in the O’ column.

        1. Stop being silly R, a write in vote for Daffy Duck is counted for Daffy not Obama.

          The GOP doesn’t own my vote and they certainly haven’t earned it. I don’t vote for RINOs and I don’t vote for Pols who vote against our Constitution (see S-679 and Ryan’s Yes vote).

          You go ahead and parrot that Republican BORG BS all you want but I’ll hang onto my conservative individualism myself.

          1. Oh, you’re voting for Daffy Duck. Well, my humble apologies sir. That’s a quack of a different color, not to mention a distinction without a difference.

            However, since you have but one vote, which is not for Romney or Obama, and since Daffy has zero chance of winning, while Romney has a great chance of winning, and were the contest within a one vote margin, you still just handed Obama another term by casting your vote for an entertaining, albeit enterprising, Duck.

            It also means that I am still right and you are still wrong, your clarification notwithstanding.

            Here, I’ve designed a couple of super hero T-shirts for ya’. Their both sleeveless:

            1. “I have but one vote to waste for my country.”

            2. “The good must never catch up with the ought.”

            Wait for the ought sir, wait for the ought. Though it take till eternity be well on it’s way, wait for the ought.

            Finally, consider this: “If you wait till all of the lights are on green before you head to town, you’re going to spend the rest of your life, at home.

            1. It also means that I am still right and you are still wrong, your clarification notwithstanding.

              Perhaps it means you’re simple minded and I am not?

              Perhaps you’re killing our chances of nominating a Reagan in 2016 too?
              See that works both ways.

              Finally, consider this: “If you wait till all of the lights are on green before you head to town, you’re going to spend the rest of your life, at home.

              I don’t drive to statist RINO potemkin towns. In fact, I purposely steer clear of them. 🙂

              The fact is the only votes that actually matter are for House and Senate unless one lives in a battleground state.

              1. That’s your comeback? Why didn’t you just ‘quack’ or something?

                Duck a l’Orange…a write in suggestion. At least it’s tasty. Bananas Foster is a great desert to chase it with.

                Now you have issued a new statement at the end of that post which is even more ignorant than the one I originally challenged.

                P.S. Howie Long called, he wants his hairdo back. Says you can keep the glasses and cute shirt. Enjoy the bliss, keep the T-shirts.

                1. If I didn’t know you wrote that drivel I would swear a liberal did. Good luck with that.

                  And why must you insult Duke Nukem? I understand the latest installment didn’t live up to the hype but those Duke Nukem games of the 90s kicked asz.

                2. R: It’s impossible to reason with people like this. However, I do agree with his statement re: that House and Senate votes matter a great deal. We need to get as many Conservatives in the House and Senate as possible—-hopefully take them over.

                3. R: Guest said it in his last paragraph: “The fact is the only votes that actually matter are for House and Senate…..”

        2. A vote for A is a vote for A. Always was, always will be. The rest is pure emotion. I leave that province to the leftists.

          If Romney loses this thing, it’s his own fault. He has the worst President in history, running the worst economy in US history, and getting worse, and the man is a serial liar to boot. So if he can’t win against that, it’s not worth chastising conservatives about it. It sure won’t be their fault.

          1. No it isn’t. Sometimes a vote for A is a vote for B. Especially if it is a non-vote or a wasted vote. I am talking about results. Your semantics regarding that is ineffectual, at least to me. Your right to disagree of course. I disagree right back. What you “leave” to who and where makes no difference to me.

            1. “Strategic” voting only works in small groups, where you can make deals and form coalitions (boardrooms and legislatures, for example). But in the large scale, not so much. Rush’s famous “operation chaos” was a total bust, as was the attempts by the left to throw the primaries this year. That’s what large populations do for you, they defy the attempts to strategize.

              With some really rare exceptions, the vast majority of elections really are *WON* (or lost) based on all the usual things:

              * state of the economy is always number 1
              * winning vs. losing a war is always big, but not always in play.
              * Uncovering genuine scandals will throw an election
              * and all the usual stuff you already know

              And by exceptions, I mean “nailbiters” that come down to a few counties. Places like Florida, and Ohio. Some conservative group in North Dakota isn’t going to make a bit of difference in Florida.

              The bottom line is, the candidate has to win.

              Badgering folks about their principles only makes them more determined. I sure as heck can’t blame conservatives who’ve had enough of the GOPe. They have very good reason. And ABO isn’t a reason to elect anyone. It’s for darned sure not a formula for winning an election.

              Romney has to win this thing, period. It really is on him. He set this up (by getting key conservatives to push Palin off the stage), now he has to pull it off.

              I think we can totally discount the sincerity of anyone claiming to be conservative who says they are “staying home.” Not voting at this crucial time is an abrogation of responsibility of the worst sort, and I really think anyone claiming to be staying home is a phony, leftist plant. So we can simply ignore those folks, no matter how much they protest otherwise.

              However, we will have large numbers of Conservatives deciding whether to support the GOP or work to build up an alternative like the Constitution Party or Conservative Party. Those are positive things they can do if they refuse to support the GOP.

              It’s a tough call for many folks. Badgering them to relax their principles is not going to do anything but make people angry.

              1. He was badgering others, oh keeper of the wind. Thanks for the speech, but I don’t need it, and am of the same opinion still.

                1. I’m more interested in facts. And I put the facts there for all to see, not just you and your unchanging opinion.

                  As to badgering, I see that as a trend. I like fighting those trends. They deserve it.

      2. Andrew was tremendous, but that statement is silly. The us vs. them is us vs. the ruling class, and Ted Kennedy’s pal Mitt Romney is definitely part of the ruling class. His choice of Paul Ryan doesn’t make Romney one of us anymore than McShame’s choice of Palin made him one of us.

        Yes, Obama is worse than Romney, but if someone can’t bring themselves to vote for the lesser statist I completely understand. Fortunately I’m in the PRC and don’t have to make that decision. Not voting for Romney is a no brainer.

        1. StrangernFiction, excellent analyses, the Romney Ryan and Mcshame Palin.My utmost loyal & respect for Late Andrew for all he’s done. And I admit, I am ripe and harvest ready in ANGER for the way the RINOs and established old boys dictate the primary’s outcome. Do I trust Romney ? my fingers are taped crossed! Can I stand another term with the man-child in office and his croonies, HELL NO !
          Finally,as one among us wrote once, ” We go to war with whom we are given, not those we like.. ” There I friggin vote by default, and display my ANGER and do my best in the support of the House & Senate for more Conservative ,Tea orient natured

  15. Speaking of columns here’s another great line I lifted from Twitter.

    “Funny how Obama campaigned with his Greek columns in 2008, and just 4 years later, he has the USA resembling Greece.” -rob b

  16. Game on Miss Sarah…the man-child is on his way out the door..the beginning of the end is near.

  17. While we appreciate the pick that Gov. Romney made choosing Rep. Paul Ryan the conservative media need to call out the RNC for not putting Sara Palin, a stalwart leader, on the RNC platform. How is it that someone as instrumental to the conservative base not be invited to a speak at the convention? I know some don’t appreciate Gov. Palin for whatever reason but how can Chris Christie be a highly potential speaker with his foul mouth and bullish attitude and Gov. Palin with her influence in helping to elect, and by default, shape congress to a solutions oriented entity not already be on that platform? This is ridiculous! I mean she is either on the platform or she’s not? Are they waiting for something and if so why are they waiting? As far as I am concern she should have been one of the first offered a prime time spot at the convention. I mean how is that Condolezza Rice or any other RINO chosen before Gov. Palin? This is outrageous and I know that if the democrat party have anyone on their side who could excite and pump up the base like Gov. Palin, they would have her there in a heart beat. This is preposterous!

    1. Mohammed (the RNC and Romney campaign) has been slowly moving towards the Mountain (Sarah Palin).

      Another sign?

      Earlier today, Buzzfeed tried to strike up a controversy, using anonymous comments from purported Romney aides. The Romney camp struck back, rejecting the claims and fully supporting the Governor.

      Romney Campaign Slams Buzzfeed Over Unsourced Palin Piece

      With this evenings FB post, in addition to congratulating Romney on his selection of Ryan, the Governor makes out the case in clear and direct terms as to why Americans need to come together to defeat Obama and the Democrats in the fall.

      Mitt Romney has a problem with the base, not unlike the problem faced by John McCain in 2008.

      On August 11, 2012, the Real Clear Politics average of polls shows Obama with a 4.6 point lead over Romney.

      On August 11, 2008, the Real Clear Politics average of polls gave Obama a 4.8 point leave over McCain.

      In 2006, millions of center right and independent conservative voters abandoned the Republican party.

      In 2010, with the help of Sarah Palin and TEA Party movement activists, these same voters came out in support of the Republican party. The result were huge victories across in State Houses across the Republic, along with a historic victory in the House of Representatives.

      Starting with the Governor’s speech in Wisconsin in April, 2011, she put the GOP establishment on notice, while at the same time galvanizing people to support “sudden and relentless reform.”

      The defeat of the recall effort in Wisconsin made it clear to the Republican establishment what can be done.

      The Republican establishment may believe that Paul Ryan can bring along the base, but despite all the laudatory praise from Republicans, even though he is a good man, he is not a game changer.

      Richard Viguerie – Paul Ryan: A Good Man, But Not a Game Changer

      Sarah Palin is the Ronald Reagan of our time. She is the defacto leader of grass roots conservatives, TEA partiers and social conservatives. There is no one who can electrify right of center and independent conservative voters like she can.

      To win, the RNC and the Romney campaign needs to give Sarah Palin the opportunity to speak at the convention before a national prime time television audience to help galvanize Americans into coming out and supporting the Romney/Ryan ticket.

      Since the middle of July, when Peter Boyer broke the story, Romney and his campaign have been slowly coming to terms with this reality.

      With her FB post, in addition to coming out in support of the Romney/Ryan ticket, which she promised to do on Hannity the other night, and laying out the case in clear and stark terms, she also signaled that she would not use a nationalized prime time speaking slot at the convention to go after the Republican establishment.

      Instead, she has been making those remarks in down ticket races when she has come out in support of individual House and Senate candidates.

      Will the RNC and the Romney campaign do what is best?

      If they honestly think that selecting Paul Ryan as the VP candidate will bring along the base, they are in for a surprise. He can not do it on his own.

      Yes, it is good to continue to call out the RNC and the Romney campaign. Now let’s see if they are listening.

      1. Yes, it is good to continue to call out the RNC and the Romney campaign. Now let’s see if they are listening.

        Obama signs bill (S.679) exempting presidential appointees from Senate confirmation
        Here are the Bill’s sponsors: Schumer, Alexander, Reid, McConnell, Lieberman, Collins, Brown, Bingaman, Blumenthal, Durbin, Johanns, Lugar, Reed, Whitehouse, Carper, Kyl

        The votes:

        Paul Ryan voted Yes for this too. Can anybody/somebody please explain how S.679 is reapplying the Constitution as opposed to shredding it?

        1. I have a few concerns myself. Voting for the auto bailouts being a huge one. And why did he attend the Game Change movie which was a hit piece on Gov. Palin? Gov. Palin is doing the right thing supporting the ticket but for no other reason than to help get obama out of the WH.

          1. You left out No Child Left Behind, TARP, Medicare Part D and others. I know Ryan talks the talk but he doesn’t seem to walk the walk when it actually matters. Same goes for his Yes vote on S.679. Talk is cheap!

            1. You might be overlooking an important bit of strategy by Ryan. Sometimes the leaders in a party (I mean both the “actual” leaders, like Boehner and Cantor, AND the folks like Ryan who are powerfully situated in Congress) vote with the majority for several possible reasons:

              1) Sometimes under the rules, you can’t influence further debate on an issue, nor impact important votes, if you voted for the losing side.
              2) Leaders need to vote as a group to maintain cohesion.
              3) Sometimes by voting for a bill they do not like when it’s obvious it’s going to pass, they end up cancelling a debt incurred when making deals.

              This is why legislation is very much like watching them make sausage. It’s often a nasty business.

              The people to watch are the ones like Boenher, who not only votes for suspicious legislation, but sits back quietly, and ignores his duty to tell the people it’s a bad idea. He makes too many deals. Gingrich made deals, too, but he got solid results from them. Boenher, not so much.

              Ryan and West have both made odd votes, but in the main, their votes are solidly conservative.

              Ryan’s such a huge improvement over Pawlenty and Portman that I’m glad he threw a bone to conservatives by selecting him. If it was going to be Pawlenty, I was resigned to watching another bizarre, self-inflicted Republican defeat. Ryan gives the Republicans a fighting chance.

              1. If thats what helps you sleep at night have at it, I’m not buying it. “Fiscal budget hawks” don’t vote for unfunded Medicare Part D, TARP, auto bailouts, raising the debt ceiling etc…

                In other words what you just explained to me is that Ryan is an establishment man not an actual conservative like West, DeMint or Adams.

                No thanks! Such a shame but its going to take another four years of Obama to get an actual conservative in the WH.

                1. All of the best conservatives who end up in leadership end up having to play those games. Doesn’t worry me one bit. It’s how they run the joint.

                  What matters is where they vote (leaders) when it’s crunch time. Do they pull a McCain and screw the entire process, or do they vote with the Constitution?

                  If you think more Obama will bring out a Conservative, I think you are overoptimistic. We’re stuck with progressives until the SHTF.

                  Then it’s up to us. IYKWIMAITTYD.

                2. Do they pull a McCain and screw the entire process, or do they vote with the Constitution?

                  Ryan voted Yes on S-679 and that my friend is against the Constitution in my book. You may think otherwise, I don’t. Its ok, we’re both individuals not clones or drones like the progressives.

                  If you think more Obama will bring out a Conservative, I think you are overoptimistic. We’re stuck with progressives until the SHTF.

                  Are you the arbiter of all truth and knowledge of all things political? I didn’t think so.

                  We have different opinions on how to get an actual conservative in the WH and its ok since we both support conservatism and will both push conservative candidates for other races. I won’t hold my nose and vote Romney, you will, thats ok too. We are not clones and drones like the Left has, God made us that way (individuals). The left doesn’t recognize individualism and when the right starts down that path then there really is no hope.

                  Have a nice day.

                3. Don’t be silly. I’m writing in Daffy Duck. Why the heck would I vote for Obama? My goodness! Read my lips: I don’t vote for progressives, PERIOD!

                4. Oooohhhhhhh yeah………now I get it………makes all the sense in the world to me………..or to someone———-I guess. Whatever you think is the right thing to do. For me, I’m heading to bed. Sleep well and don’t let your conscience bite!

                5. “Are you the arbiter of all truth and knowledge of all things political? I didn’t think so. ”

                  Unwarranted comments like that make you seem needlessly antagonistic. What possibly makes you think my statement was from some bizarre position like that? Especially, and sadly, because I was defending your point about how screwed up the Republicans are.

                6. Wasn’t being antagonistic, just pointing out that neither one of us know. Nobody does. You think I’m overly optimistic, I think I’m being pragmatic. You don’t get a conservative in the WH by electing RINOs to the WH, my opinion I could be wrong.

                7. I agree with that. Romney will have to earn my vote. I never bought off on the “ABO” stuff. It’s always a bad idea to tell the statists up front that, “no matter what, we’re voting for you.”

        2. As a former inmate of the State of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantation, I wasted time writing to Reed regarding upholding the Oath that he took as both as a military officer and politician and about abdicating his responsibilities. If they are not going to do their job–they need to go!

        3. Since you asked for explanation, the law is constitutional. IAW Article 2, section 2, the Congress can vest the appointments for “inferior Officers, as they think proper” in the President, courts of law, or department heads.

          The real question is why aren’t any of the investigative journalists in the MSM linking this action by the House to Romney.

          It may seem like a “good” law, but it’s open to serious abuse in that it gives candy in the form of well-paying, somewhat influential government positions to the eventual winner from either party to reward his/her biggest compaign donors.

          1. I know its technically Constitutional. Its not good law at all and the RINO party will be shocked, shocked I tell you when a Democrat takes power and abuses it just like all their other expansions of the executive branch Obama abuses today the GOP helped set precedence for.

      2. You lay out well what my gut tells me john_frank.

        By this time in 2008 I was well beyond extensive reading, research and into sheer disbelief as to the grave threat that was Barack Hussein Obama. For me McCain’s campaign then was a complete disconnect with the reality of his opponent and the danger our nation faced. Sarah Palin literally changed everything overnight. I felt we had a leader – someone who knew the enemy and was going to lead us into a fight to win. I gave more money and donated more time to McCain in the RNC that year than I had in 10 years before it.

        I followed Sarah into 2010 with the same determination and fight, and still follow her……now donating to and calling for true conservatives outside my districts.

        I now have that same sense of disconnect with reality in Romney’s campaign that was there with McCain in the summer of 2008. We’ve got the slogans, photo ops and lots of red white and blue, but no one is rallying the troops. It is a vote against Obama, not for anything else.

        Maybe internally polling tells them they do not need the Conservative base. But one phone call is all it would take for Romney to turn his ABO campaign into a battle for the Republic. One call Mitt.

    2. My guess is that she is not speaking because she would set the whole place on fire (figuratively speaking, that is), and then all of the delegates would realize instantly that we have the wrong person (mittens) as the “presumptive nominee”. And they, because they are all unbound and don’t have to vote for mittens, would instead vote for her, and the GOPe would all have egg on their faces for trying to shove mittens down all of our collective throats. Then the whole convention would see the nomination of Sarah Palin and she would choose Allen West as her running mate. And the next three months would come very much alive for conservatives who will be super excited about having such a wonderful conservative ticket to vote for that we would would win the 2012 election by a super landslide instead of a squeak. And then once we have a President Palin in the Oval Office, the housecleaning of the GOPe would begin with sudden and relentless reform, thereby, sending many in the political class into the slammer for a long time. Just one of the Mama Grizzly’s fantastic speeches can do all of that, and they very much know this, so they figure that they can’t afford to allow this. Anyway, that’s my take on this.

      1. Wishful thinking. I think that Mitt Romney has worked to get the nomination and now with the pick of Paul Ryan we will all be behind the team. Ronald Reagan spoke at the convention after the nomination of Gerald Ford and everything went as planned, unfortunately we got Jimmy Carter, but I din;t think its was Ronald Regan’s goal to tare the party apart. So with that being said I think that Sarah Palin would be unifying force because she understands what its like to not have support and she would be there to support the team. She really is a unifying force regardless of what the establishment wants us to think.

  18. Hey, RS, not that you don’t have enough to do, but you should do a montage of Ryan “golden” moments, where he addresses the president, Tim Geitner, etc. directly. I’d like to share that amongst my liberal friends! I enjoy your site very much, and keep up the good work!

  19. Thank you RS for posting the entire note.

    Excellent. The Governor lays it out for people in straight forward terms. Direct, clear and to the point.

    People this FB note needs to go viral.

  20. So…..I guess that’s the endorsement we’ve all been waiting for.

    If this is a real, genuine endorsement I sure hope she starts publicly stumping for Romney enthusiastically, to make it easier for those who didn’t want to vote for Mitt, well, vote for Mitt. The GOPe may hate and fear her, but they sure need her now.

    1. She has to be invited by the Republican party and the Romney campaign; and the Republican establishment, along with Romney campaign has yet to appreciate the full extent of the problem.

      Her statement was not an endorsement.

      Rather, it was a statement of 100% support for the need to defeat Obama and the Democrats, and that the Romney/Ryan ticket is the vehicle for that purpose, something she has said she would do, no matter who won the Republican primary.

      The distinction is important.

      She is not walking away from the need to call out the permanent political class. Despite the disdain coming from K-Street Repubicans and others, she is making it clear that “business as usual” will not suffice and that we need “sudden and relentless reform.”

      True, she did not use those words. Instead she wrote at the end of her FB note:

      Please continue to focus on the presidential race and on helping Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, but it’s also imperative that we get involved in the nation’s important House and Senate races. These candidates need our help to ensure that our next president has a responsible and ethical Congress that actually gets things done for America.

      The polling data clearly shows that Mitt Romney has the same problem with the base that John McCain faced in 2008.

      However, unlike John McCain, while Mitt Romney selected a good man, he did not select a game changer as his running mate.

      Will Romney and his campaign staff do what is best? Are they prepared to accept the Governor’s terms. Will Mohammed come to the Mountain? Does Romney want to win? Only time will tell.

  21. To beat Obama, and we must, she’s throwing her full support behind the Romney/Ryan ticket. And that is one hell of an indictment she’s made against the leftist Obama – would make for a good stump speech.

      1. Romney and Ryan – step up and giver her a key prime time speaking spot at the Convention – she has earned and deserves your Respect.

        Anything less in unacceptable, period.

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