The final in my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Feminism
Day 12: Liberated Much?
Day 13: Boldly Go Forth
Day 14: Why We Fight
Day 15: We Know America

In the close of her CPAC speech Sarah Palin talked about the thing most lacking in America today, optimism.

The left was awash with optimism in 2008 5 years ago.

For the first time in our history Americans believe their children will not do better than them, a huge chunk of the population has dropped out of the work force, records numbers are on assistance, our credit has been downgraded and the media has gone from celebrating The One™ who was going to change the world to arguing that the presidency is too big for any one man to handle and ignoring the targeting of those who would disagree although there were signs of what was coming this even the day before he came into office.

The problem for the left and the media is their optimism was based solely on the color of Barack Obama’s skin and what it meant to them.  So when the first black president turned out to be just as unqualified as his thin resume would suggest he was, they became defensive because the first black president can’t be allowed to be exposed as a failure.

Because their optimism was based on a false idol, it failed/

Contrast that to the optimism that Sarah Palin expresses in the close of her CPAC speech.

We have documented the critiques of both the policy and the people left and right that Governor Palin described in her speeches yet she still expresses optimism in the future of America.

Why, because that optimism isn’t based on a leader, or a policy or even a party.

Her optimism is based on her faith in the American people.

A Closing thought, the optimism of Sarah Palin mimics the same optimism of a different American who once spoke at CPAC

There is, in America, a greatness and a tremendous heritage of idealism which is a reservoir of strength and goodness. It is ours if we will but tap it. And, because of this — because that greatness is there — there is need in America today for a reaffirmation of that goodness and a reformation of our greatness.

If you don’t know who that speaker was I’ll give you a hint. Sarah Palin spoke at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birthday.

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This is the 15th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Feminism
Day 12: Liberated Much?
Day 13: Boldly Go Forth
Day 14: Why We Fight

One of the most interesting things about the rise of the tea party movement was just how much it took the left and the MSM by surprise.

When the movement exploded across the country they were dumbfounded. They tried to explain them away, laugh them off, pretend they were dangerous and finally promote alternate movements to try to drown them out.

Why didn’t they see the Tea Party for what it was?

It’s quite simple. The media, so confined to the Washington/NYC centers and so used to promoting the left’s paid astroturf movements couldn’t comprehend an actual grass-roots movement of regular Americans because they don’t know or understand average Americans.

Sarah Palin does. She knows the tea party members don’t have to be paid to show up.

Media Propaganda not withstanding when you go to the small tea parties events all over the country you won’t find a bunch of Koch money, in fact you will see very little money period. What you will find are a lot of regular people trying to make a difference.

And as Sarah Palin knows and reminds this audience, it is those small gatherings and the people who got involved on local and state campaigns which come from them, that are going to be critical in 2014 and will still be there long after the media continues to pronounce the tea party dead.

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It’s Monday and with 8 days left to the month I am over $800 short of the Mortgage that’s due in a week.

That’s why you don’t see the weekly goal this morning, because if I make that goal I’ll still be nearly $700 shy to pay the bills this month.

We had a good start yesterday but I still need a minimum of four $25 tip jar hitters every day for the next nine days simply to come up a mere $100 short.

It is still possible to make our goal but only you help. If there was ever a time for you to kick in if you were thinking of it, it’s now.

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This is the 14th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Feminism
Day 12: Liberated Much?
Day 13: Boldly Go Forth

One of the things that our friends in the GOP have never seemed to figure out is what motivates the Tea Party / Conservative movement.

Lee Stranahan’s reporting not withstanding the vast majority of the people who got involved in the Tea Party movement did not have an interest in making a career out of politics nor were out to make their fortune and it certainly wasn’t a sign of love for the GOP

“Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up, but people over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democrats they would be back to throw them out too. No wonder the GOP is scared of the tea party.

…it was because of the problems that people saw and wanted to solve. Which is exactly the point that Sarah Palin is making

The key line

We’re not here to re-brand a party, we’re here to rebuild a country

The GOP perception of the Tea Party is like the CSA perception of England during the Trent Affair. It wasn’t until after Mason and Slidel’s release that the Confederates realized England only acted to protect their own interests.

At the NLRC both Mark Steyn & John Fund noted that thanks to the two-party system the GOP will likely win by default in 2014 as they did in 2010 but as Fund said, they will only keep power if they use that power to act according to the interests of the people who elect them.

Sarah Palin understands this, would that the GOP did.
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It’s Sunday and this is the worst position we’ve ever started a week in.

We could make our entire weekly goal today and still be over $600 shy of the mortgage payment.

There is no way to sugar coat it, after missing our weekly goal for the last 3 weeks and six out of the last seven we are a full $1015 shy of the mortgage payment with 9 days left to the month.

we need a minimum of four $25 tip jar hitters every day for the next nine days simply to come up a mere $100 short.

We can make our goal but only you help. If there was ever a time for you to kick in if you were thinking of it, it’s now.

So I’m asking you to hit DaTipJar below if you possibly can.

 

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This is the 13th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Feminism
Day 12: Liberated Much?

One of the arguments I’ve been making for years is that selling conservatism is not hard.

Conservatism has a virtue of a history of success both fiscally and socially that our liberal friends can not match.  Unfortunately due to the left dominating the educational system if you are 40 or under you wouldn’t know it.

Think of it if you told people of an era when such things were common they might think it was ancient history:

Teen suicide was practically unheard of,

Intact families were the norm rather than divorce

Schools taught facts rather than ideology

Cities & the country built great things

Parents and the elderly were held in esteem

Kids could feel safe in their neighborhoods

It was safe to walk streets

There were no police in schools nor need for them

Kids actually played tag and ran during recess without fear

College was not about getting drunk or high

All of these things are in living memory but our society & culture would not only have us forget them but pretend that it all came from a goal of keeping women down.

Consider this Morning Joe Clip from Friday:

Mika might be shocked, but I’m not. This didn’t happen in a vacuum it’s the inevitable result of abandoning conservative vales. Values that Sarah Palin reminds conservative women that are worth advancing as a grand legacy handed down from the giants who came before.

Start evangelizing

Sarah Palin understand the appeal of conservatism, the sooner we start going on offense, taking the fight to the culture and taking on the left on ground of our own choosing the sooner we will win.

Would that the rest of the party figured that out.

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It’s Saturday 4 hours left and things don’t look good

A mere $205 keeps will break the longest dry spell in the history of this blog and give us an outside chance of making mortgage this month without burning the last of savings.

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This is the 12th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Feminism

Of the clips Of Sarah Palin’s speech that I recorded at CPAC this was the shortest

The Donkey vs Mama Grizzley quote was kinda weak, but the question to liberals:

Who are the real woman liberators?

is well taken, particularly when we consider Miriam Weeks:

Duke University freshman Miriam Weeks, who has recently become notorious as porn star Belle Knox, is a “cutter,” with visible scars that show her history of self-harm. “Apparently her ex-boyfriend that cheated on her told her she was fat so she carved the word into her thigh.”

The idea that the daughter of an affluent doctor began shooting porn videos because she couldn’t afford tuition always seemed a bit strange, and her claims that doing porn was “empowering,” an expression of “sexual autonomy,” were even stranger. It is becoming obvious that she has struggled with mental health issues for many years, and the liberal media’s ostentatious posture of non-judgmentalism isn’t really the kind of help she needs.

This is the woman who was celebrated on CNN’s Piers Morgan’s and featured on ABC’s The View:

Sarah Palin’s question on being liberated would certainly apply to Miriam weeks. Mrs. Palin might ask: Are you really “liberated” by the liberal Democrat culture and media that celebrates and encourages you to, for pay, let filmmakers shoot strange men ejaculating on your face for the purpose of selling said film to other men and women worldwide for their masturbatory pleasure?

I would think Mrs. Palin would suggest instead taking the full boat at Vanderbilt sans debt or degradation might be a tad more liberating.

Update: I know crazy when I see it.

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It’s Friday the tip jar sits still at $155 for the week.

Only 8 $25 tip jar hits stand between me and not only this week’s goal but an outside chance of making the monthly goal and the mortgage.

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This is the 10th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it

Yesterday we talked about how unexpected the win in Fl-13 was, today lets remind folk about 2010.

If you are new to the story you might not remember the days before 2010 when GOP stalwarts told us our only chance was to cooperate with Barack Obama, to refuse to fight back against Barack Obama, to accept the changes that Barack Obama was offering.

The only two people who seemed to be in a fighting mood were Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin.

It wasn’t til the Brown win that any of this started to change and as late as January 8th 2010 (the election was the 19th) the Boston Phoenix ran this story which said (emphasis mine)

In less than two weeks, when Massachusetts voters elect Martha Coakley to the US Senate — let’s not pretend that Republican state senator Scott Brown has any chance of pulling off the monumental upset — they will trigger a massive domino effect that has the state’s political class buzzing with anticipation.

Even after Scott Brown won in Massachusetts shocking the entire country the MSM was in denial. As late as October 2010 we were seeing stories like this:

And posts like this from Politico

Top Democratic officials are convinced, and even some Republicans privately concede, that what’s happening is that party loyalists are coming home and other voters are beginning to assess both candidates in individual races.

“The early polls were really a gauge of people’s anger, but more recent polls are a gauge of people’s options,” Delaware Gov. and Democratic Governors Association Chairman Jack Markell told POLITICO.

What’s driving Democratic optimism is improving polling numbers — both in individual races and in generic indicators — ramped-up fundraising and their field efforts.

It wasn’t until the One Nation & Jon Stewart Rally crashed and burned that the MSM tuned their narrative the day before the election:

That’s why these remarks by Sarah Palin’s remarks are so important

Sarah reminds us that you advance by moving forward and being unafraid to fight.

In 2010 the GOP stepped back and let the Tea Party carry them over the finish line, in 2012 the decided that the Tea Party was not needed for victory and lost.

It’s 2014 and the GOP needs to decide if it wants to dance with the Tea Party that gave them the House majority. There is no reason why the GOP & the Tea Party working together should not guarantee huge GOP victories winning seats in the house and capturing the Senate.

If the GOP doesn’t realize this and decides it’s more important to defeat the Tea Party then the Democrats then will foolishly get their wish.

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It’s Wednesday and yesterday a pair of tip jar hits moved us to $87 toward our goal of $365 to pay the mortgage and the writers.

After two dismal weeks it’s vital to get those 11 $25 tip jar hits necessary to make the weekly goal to even have an outside chance of making the mortgage this month

We’ve done a lot in the last 10 days from CPAC to NLRC. but it can’t be done without you.

 

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This is the 9th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation

Nothing is more certain that the Democrats are in trouble as illustrated by the results of election in Florida 13.

Wherever you turn you hear about how that vote is a harbinger of doom for the left both because that was a district that Alex Sink won when running for Governor and because she, unlike  incumbents in congress never cast a vote for Obamacare.

But while this conventional wisdom has become a lock in the last seven days 10 days ago this wasn’t the case.

A lot of people are forgetting that the GOP candidate was written off by the establishment and all the buzz a few days before the election was about the GOP establishment laying the groundwork of blame for the defeat they were anticipating. It was going to be due to a bad team, a bad message, his unambiguous opposition to illegal immigration all contrary to the GOP mantra, look at this segment from MSNBC the day before:

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He won anyway.

That willingness of the establishment to play the Democrats game is exactly what Sarah Palin addressed here.

To be sure there were last minute issues & factors that helped in FL-13 but If Jolly had followed the establishment advice and ran farther away from his base, would the conventional wisdom be different today?

Sarah Palin knows that answer.

This is the 8th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin

We are at the half way point of my posts on Sarah Palin speech. As we hit this point it’s worth reminding those new to the series why I decided to do this in 16 parts.

I was watching Morning Joe the Monday after CPAC and fellow Fitchburg native Mike Barnicle rather than talking about anything Gov Palin actually said simply called her a “moron”

Given the skill the Democrats who have held the White house & senate for the last six years that’s an amazing statement and nothing answers those critics better than the applause line of this thirty five second clip.

If you don’t remember why that line is so telling lets take you back to 2008

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It was a laugh line for the left

As we’ve said before, this is an extremely far-fetched scenario.

but as Sarah Palin tweeted out a few days ago.

As CNN noted

Saturday Night Live parodied her remarks in a now-famous sketch with Tina Fey, who played Palin on the show, saying “I can see Russia from my house.”

I doubt we’ll see SNL invite Tina Fey back for a “told you so” skit. Doesn’t fit the show’s worldview.

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It’s Monday and we’re $47 toward our goal of $365 to pay the mortgage and the writer.

After three straight weeks missing our goal we need your help

Without 13 $25 tip jar hits we will have no prospect of making mortgage this month.

We’ve done a lot in the last 10 days from CPAC to NLRC. but it can’t be done without you.

 

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This is the 7th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships

Today things are getting a lot worse in Ukraine:
BBC:

Some 95.5% of voters in Crimea have supported joining Russia, officials say, after half the votes have been counted in a disputed referendum.

Crimea’s leader says he will apply to join Russia on Monday. Russia’s Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the Crimean people’s wishes.

Many Crimeans loyal to Kiev boycotted the referendum, and the EU and US condemned it as illegal.

The New York Times:

While the world’s attention is trained on Ukraine, the Russian authorities are cracking down on independent news outlets here, and scores of young journalists — a group that drove the protests — are facing unemployment. Several major cable and Internet providers have dropped the liberal-leaning news broadcaster Dozhd, a flagship project that began when Dmitri A. Medvedev was president, and its general director has announced that it will close within two months.

and Yahoo news reporting this

A United States surveillance drone has been intercepted above the Ukranian region of Crimea, a Russian state arms and technology group said Friday.

and this:

“Russia is the only country in the world realistically capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash,” anchor Dmitry Kiselyov said on his weekly news show on state-controlled Rossiya 1 television.

Kiselyov made the comment to support his argument that the United States and President Barack Obama were living in fear of Russia led by President Vladimir Putin amid the Ukraine crisis.

all of this has happened a week after Sarah Palin said this:

A week ago Sarah Palin stated that president Obama has little sway over Mr. Putin. Today it’s been proved.

and Mike Barnicle calls HER the moron?

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It’s Sunday a new week and I hate to start it on a down note but we’ve now had three straight weeks without making our goal.

Without 15 $25 tip jar hits we will have no prospect of making mortgage this month.

I’m going to bluntly say I need you to hit this tip jar if you if this experiment is going to succeed.

Your call.

 

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This is the 6th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5 Playing Prevent

I was at the NRLC conference in New Hampshire today and the subject of winning the argument came up.

Steyn talked about the need to win elections but to win the argument every single day in order to set the stage to win as he put it, winning the argument is necessary before winning elections.

In making that case he talked about the incredible amount of debt that has been built up and what that means, he made the case that in some ways we are already gone far beyond the danger point.

And that the point Sarah Palin made.

It’s important to win elections to make the changes to save the country but one simply can not sit back and let the ship sink to the point where it can’t be salvidged.

The second half of the clip might simply seem like comedy concerning John Kerry’s appearance but again she makes a point while doing so that Democrats have become the political victums of President Obama.

Oddly enough it is something that Maureen Dowd has also noticed:

The state of relations between congressional Democrats and the administration has been deteriorating every week, but now it’s hitting a new bottom — and not only with the extraordinary open feud between the C.I.A. and the Senate intelligence committee. Hill Democrats are seething at Obama, fearing that the onetime messiah is putting them in a slough that will last until — or through — 2016.

Top Democrats who were fans of the president and prone to giving him the benefit of the doubt now say they’ve completely lost confidence in the White House’s ability to advance an agenda and work with them in a way that’s going to give Democrats a fighting chance in November.

Palin’s remarks gave everyone a chuckle but the real joke is on the Democrats who invested their reputations in Barack Obama

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It’s Saturday night and sinking ships is an apt example.

We are about to end our third straight week failing to make the full mortgage/paycheck.

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