Sarah Palin Political Venture Capitalist

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Sarah Palin Political Venture Capitalist

“You’ll give us vic­to­ries then, you think?”

“We do” said [Cap­tain Charles] Stew­art, “and not upon irra­tional premises”

“Which vic­to­ries,” [Pres­i­dent James] Madi­son mused aloud, “Will give us ships; for with vic­to­ries Con­gress will sup­ply them faster than they can be lost”

Fletcher Pratt: Preble’s Boys Com­modore Pre­ble and the Birth of Amer­i­can Sea Power 1950

Mas­ter, you gave me five tal­ents. See, I have made five more.

Matthew 25:20b

On of the basic truths of Cap­i­tal­ism, the thing that makes it suc­cess­ful is the act of invest­ing cap­i­tal for a return.

Some invest­ments are in estab­lished com­pa­nies, oth­ers are in star­tups. Like any invest­ments some of will fail but if one invests wisely, look­ing at facts and not at hype, invest­ments par­tic­u­larly in star­tups will bring a strong return.

Polit­i­cal Cap­i­tal works the same way as Sarah Palin is demonstrating.

Politi­cians tend to be very care­ful, they don’t like to risk offend­ing one side or the other. In par­tic­u­larly they don’t want to risk tak­ing on the pow­ers that be over some­thing as quixotic as principle.

Sarah Palin is not of that kind.

Dur­ing the 2008 Race Sarah Palin earned polit­i­cal cap­i­tal with the vot­ers. She spoke plainly and hon­estly and won her base over. After the cam­paign she wrote her best sell­ing book and she and her fam­ily found them­selves comfortable.

She could have sat back, after all her books and TV series were pop­u­lar and prof­itable, she could have held court and been courted by pols all over the coun­try and been a stan­dard visit on the “Pay homage to get elected” tours.

Instead she took her polit­i­cal cap­i­tal and invested it.

When the rest of the right (with the notable excep­tion of Rush Lim­baugh) were in dead panic over the pop­u­lar­ity of Obama, she spoke out hit­ting Obama.

When the Media was hit­ting the tea party and some in the GOP were gun-​shy she embraced them.

When the entire media (and many Repub­li­cans) were in a dead panic over events in Wis­con­sin she went to Madi­son and spoke in his defense.

And she stuck her neck out both sup­port­ing can­di­dates like (Deb Fis­cher, Ann Marie Buerkle and Renee Ellmers and Kelly Ayotte

She even on occa­sion sup­ported estab­lish­ment can­di­dates that the tea party did not (John McCain & Orin Hatch) tak­ing the risk of a backlash.

And now we see Texas. There was a time that Ted Cruz was a long­shot. Gov Perry and the estab­lish­ment were behind his oppo­nent. As late as Mon­day the MSM described the pri­mary as “tight”…

…and the rest is history.

The most sig­nif­i­cant piece of that his­tory? Sarah Palin endorsed Ted Cruz back in MAY.

Now THAT’s a return on an investment.

Sarah Palin is the per­fect polit­i­cal cap­i­tal­ist, she has taken her polit­i­cal cap­i­tal, invested it in the can­di­dates of her choice and come out with even more. No amount of polit­i­cal snark or clever Conan skits will change that. The MSM can pre­tend her cap­i­tal doesn’t exist, but you’d bet­ter believe Ted Cruz, Kelly Ayotte and dozens of mem­bers of the con­gress who received that cap­i­tal when they needed it know it is there and when and if she needs to draw on that cap­i­tal, I sus­pect they will remem­ber it.

If that’s not Cap­i­tal­ism I’d like to know what is?

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The DaT­e­chGuy Fundraiser is wind­ing down, As you can guess by the ther­mome­ter my fundraiser has not drawn an endorse­ment from Gov­er­nor Palin how­ever if you are Palin fan or no I’d be grate­ful for your support.

Any help is appre­ci­ated. For details click here for the progress check the ther­mome­ter to the right and to kick in hit DaTipJar”.




“You’ll give us victories then, you think?”

“We do” said [Captain Charles] Stewart, “and not upon irrational premises”

“Which victories,” [President James] Madison mused aloud, “Will give us ships; for with victories Congress will supply them faster than they can be lost”

Fletcher Pratt: Preble’s Boys Commodore Preble and the Birth of American Sea Power 1950

Master, you gave me five talents. See, I have made five more.

Matthew 25:20b

On of the basic truths of Capitalism, the thing that makes it successful is the act of investing capital for a return.

Some investments are in established companies, others are in startups. Like any investments some of will fail but if one invests wisely, looking at facts and not at hype, investments particularly in startups will bring a strong return.

Political Capital works the same way as Sarah Palin is demonstrating.

Politicians tend to be very careful, they don’t like to risk offending one side or the other. In particularly they don’t want to risk taking on the powers that be over something as quixotic as principle.

Sarah Palin is not of that kind.

During the 2008 Race Sarah Palin earned political capital with the voters. She spoke plainly and honestly and won her base over. After the campaign she wrote her best selling book and she and her family found themselves comfortable.

She could have sat back, after all her books and TV series were popular and profitable, she could have held court and been courted by pols all over the country and been a standard visit on the “Pay homage to get elected” tours.

Instead she took her political capital and invested it.

When the rest of the right (with the notable exception of Rush Limbaugh) were in dead panic over the popularity of Obama, she spoke out hitting Obama.

When the Media was hitting the tea party and some in the GOP were gun-shy she embraced them.

When the entire media (and many Republicans) were in a dead panic over events in Wisconsin she went to Madison and spoke in his defense.

And she stuck her neck out both supporting candidates like (Deb Fischer, Ann Marie Buerkle and Renee Ellmers and Kelly Ayotte

She even on occasion supported establishment candidates that the tea party did not (John McCain & Orin Hatch) taking the risk of a backlash.

And now we see Texas. There was a time that Ted Cruz was a longshot. Gov Perry and the establishment were behind his opponent. As late as Monday the MSM described the primary as “tight”…

…and the rest is history.

The most significant piece of that history? Sarah Palin endorsed Ted Cruz back in MAY.

Now THAT’s a return on an investment.

Sarah Palin is the perfect political capitalist, she has taken her political capital, invested it in the candidates of her choice and come out with even more. No amount of political snark or clever Conan skits will change that. The MSM can pretend her capital doesn’t exist, but you’d better believe Ted Cruz, Kelly Ayotte and dozens of members of the congress who received that capital when they needed it know it is there and when and if she needs to draw on that capital, I suspect they will remember it.

If that’s not Capitalism I’d like to know what is?

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The DaTechGuy Fundraiser is winding down, As you can guess by the thermometer my fundraiser has not drawn an endorsement from Governor Palin however if you are Palin fan or no I’d be grateful for your support.

Any help is appreciated. For details click here for the progress check the thermometer to the right and to kick in hit DaTipJar”.