Voices of the activists: Catherine Engelbrecht of “True the Vote”

We are getting near the end of our CPAC videos that are going up, this one is Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote

I found this video particularly apt considering this story from Shelia Jackson Lee’s district in Texas and the Holder justice department’s challenging of that law:

the group visited addresses and scoured property tax records. The group found many of the addresses were vacant lots or business addresses. Thirty-nine were registered at businesses and 97 of the addresses were nonexistent. One hundred six of the registrations revealed the same registrant registered more than once, and 207 of the addresses turned out to be vacant lots.

As Steve said at Granite Grok:

The researches estimate that 25% of the 3800 registrations in the sample present potential for fraud. If that were to remain consistent across all 19,596 suspect addresses, the result would be 4900 potential incidents of voter fraud in this one district, from this one research profile. No. We don’t need voter ID.

You can find more at True the Vote here.

The New York Times…Cowards. My Pamela Geller Page

They can not mistake me now.”

Charles Carrol after adding “of Carrollton” to his signature on the Declaration of independence

I was going to write a post concerning the NYT double standard over their anti-catholic ad and their unwillingness to take Pamela Geller’s counter ad concerning Islam, but what can I say that you haven’t heard already?

That the MSM is a bunch of cowards concerning Islam?

That the times hates Catholicism particularly when people actual believe it?

That groups like the “Freedom from Religion” foundation is more like freedom from Christianity?

That this is a double standard

That Pamela is a brilliant and brave woman?

You already know these things.

So I decided to show the NYT how it’s done.  I called Pamela today and received her permission to use her ad and got it I reproduce it here.

But even that isn’t much of an act of courage. You are talking a single post on a single day, who will see it? Who will comment on it? who will be outraged over it? Who will threaten my life over a single blog post?

So we are going to do something different.

By the time this post goes up you will see a new Page offered at the top of the blog. It is titled “Time to Quit Islam”. I intend to leave it up on my blog through the remainder of lent. Every day when people come to my site they will see the heading at the top of my page. And just for the fun of it, I’ll add a graphic in my ads section as well that links to the page.

And let the chips fall where they may.

Oh and btw, it’s Peter Ingemi of Fitchburg Massachusetts. the fat guy of Sicilian ancestry in the hat, just so there’s no confusion.

Only the fictional Sarah Palin is news for the MSM

Today was the first day that I didn’t see Morning Joe talk about Sarah Palin and Game Change.

It seemed every time you turned your head on Morning Joe you would see Steve Schmidt or Nicole Wallace or someone from the movie on the show. And it wasn’t just Morning Joe, we saw talk of the movie on all of MSNBC and on CNN as well.

HBO’s fictional portrayal of Sarah Palin was certainly newsworthy as far as the left and the MSM was concerned.

Meanwhile the White House with gas prices skyrocketing and their social issue attack sputtering decided to go on the offensive…against Sarah Palin:

As Rush Limbaugh put it yesterday:

This is exactly what they have to do. They have to come up with a villain. They have to have a demon, and it’s alternately me or Sarah Palin is the way this has been playing out. And they go back and forth, and they try alternately to take both of us out by hook or by crook, usually by crook. She’s not even on the ballot. She’s not even going to be the opponent. All they know how to do, Democrat Party playbook, page one, page two, war on women, Republicans are stupid, Sarah Palin’s a demon, what have you.

I’d say an ad directed at Sarah Palin by the president’s own campaign, not a superpac, should be news. Rush Limbaugh is not running for office and when the president went after him, it was all over the news.

And Sarah Palin didn’t sit back and take it either, she answered on facebook, directly:

I’m not running for any office, but I’m more than happy to accept the dubious honor of being Barack Obama’s “enemy of the week” if that includes the opportunity to debate him on the issues Americans are actually concerned about. (Remember when I said you don’t need a title to make a difference?)

and then she gave details:

Just off the top of my head, a few of these concerning issues include: a debt crisis that has us hurtling towards a Greek-style collapse, entitlement programs going bankrupt, a credit downgrade for the first time in our history, a government takeover of the health care industry that makes care more expensive and puts a rationing panel of faceless bureaucrats between you and your doctor (aka a “death panel”), $4 and $5 gas at the pump exacerbated by an anti-drilling agenda that rejects good paying energy sector jobs and makes us more dependent on dangerous foreign regimes, a war in Afghanistan that seems unfocused and unending, a global presidential apology tour that’s made us look feeble and ridiculous, a housing market in the tank, the longest streak of high unemployment since World War II, private-sector job creators and industry strangled by burdensome regulations and an out-of-control Obama EPA, an attack on the Constitutional protection of religious liberty, an attack on private industry in right-to-work states, crony capitalism run amok in an administration in bed with their favored cronies to the detriment of genuine free market capitalism, green energy pay-to-play kickbacks to Obama campaign donors, and a Justice Department still stonewalling on a bungled operation that armed violent Mexican drug lords and led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent people

So the president attacks Sarah Palin and Palin answers, offering to debate the president on these issues any time any place and how does MSM react? How does Morning Joe answer?


Why would that be? Haven’t we heard for a week how Sarah Palin was over her head, an object of pity?

Nope not a word. Even today Richard Cohen attacks not the real Sarah Palin but the Sarah Palin of the movie:

Not only did she know little, but she was determinately incurious and supremely smug in her ignorance.

Strange if she was as ignorant as he claims, why not quote the words she just uttered as an example to clinch it. Why not use those words against her?

His dilemma is quite understandable. If his readers actually read her words, they might actually realize that the portray that the MSM painted of Sarah Palin was false, is false and always has been false. He understands that it was Sarah Palin (along with Rush) who fearlessly fought back when people like Cohen thought they had finally driven a stake through the heart of conservatism.

Simply put, it’s because he’s and the left remain afraid of Sarah Palin.

Remember when Palin appeared in Wisconsin and spoke (just before Breitbart) at the height of the Wisconsin fight, you wouldn’t if you read Cohen:

Why has there been so little on the air about this? For the same reason you will not see the full clip of Palin’s speech embedded in MSM sites or why there was no commentary this weekend. Watching the actions of the left tend to cause people to dislike them while watching Palin in context tends to make people like her.

It’s why the same Morning Joe that totally ignored her Wisconsin speech of last year is ignoring this little scuffle, Rush again:

When the HBO movie Game Change was written and in production, the Democrats may have seen Palin as a potential candidate, given the Republican field. They may have thought she might end up getting in the race and win it. They are scared to death of Sarah Palin. And for those of you new to the program, understand one thing: The Democrat Party will always tell us who they fear by virtue of who they try to destroy. If they thought Sarah Palin was actually this stupid fool idiot they’d be laughing at her and making fun of her. They would not be afraid of her. There would be no need to destroy her if she were all those things that they claim she is.

She would destroy herself. It would take care of itself.

Months after she decided not to run, even with the possible of a brokered convention turning to her being somewhere between slim and bloody impossible, the MSM still fears Sarah Palin…

…they are right to do so.

Ok can we start taking Santorum as nominee a little more seriously now?

What a difference a few days makes.

Wasn’t the Drudge Headline: “Santorum tires to lower expectations” as Alabama and Mississippi came up? Wasn’t Newt’s man saying after his decisive win in Georgia that Alabama and Mississippi were “must wins”, words a manager doesn’t lose unless they believe they will win? Did we not see stories yesterday before the close of polls showing Mitt Romney ahead in Mississippi and Alabama “stealing” a primary? Did we not hear Mitt Romney speak himself about Santorum’s “desperate end” just last night?

Well despite being outspent by Romney, despite being a northerner in the south against TWO southern candidates Rick Santorum won BOTH Alabama and Mississippi.

Let’s be fair Romney DID manage to win Hawaii a state where republicans have no prayer of winning in the fall, and American Samoa which will not vote in the fall. Newt Gingrich has no such consolation prize as Stacy McCain notes:

11:50 p.m. ET: Newt Gingrich’s all-the-way-to-Tampa speech — in the wake of two defeats in his own backyard — might not exactly be “whistling past the graveyard.” He can continue campaigning, of course. But unless I’m seriously mistaken about the impact on his fundraising, Gingrich is either going to have to start laying off staff or find some other way to cut expenses. If he can’t win in the Deep South, where will he win? And why keep giving him money, if he keeps losing?

Well if I’m the Romney campaign instead of outspending Santorum 16-1 in states I’d outspend him 6-1 and prop up Gingrich as much as possible.

An even better question is this: Gingrich picked up the endorsements of both Herman Cain and Rick Perry in South Carolina, yet those endorsements couldn’t bring him over the top in the deep south?

I think this makes the case I made for Rick Santorum a week ago even stronger. Not only did he once again beat two opponents with every disadvantage but we’ve seen the final nail in the coffin to the “social conservatism will hurt us nonsense.

Consider: the left and the media with help from the White House spent a week with the drumbeat of the GOP “war on women”. On every network “contraception” was all they would talk about, yet Obama’s numbers tanked in that same week and David Axelrod is running scared from the million dollar man Bill Maher.

How bad is it for the left? The White House is reduced to picking fights with Sarah Palin… and losing.

Oh one other thing, During MSNBC’s Morning Joe show a current poll came out showing Santorum and Obama dead even in Pennsylvania, with Romney 6 points down. Willie Geist’s “fools gold” quote not withstanding simple question, the GOP can win without Pennsylvania, can Obama?

It is Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney vs Obama in 2012 and Santorum is the best match-up for us, it’s that simple.

Update: An MSNBC analyst is angry about Santorum’s success last night with women but not as much as the GOP establishment cocktail party types in DC and Washington. They know the dirty little secret that GOP women who might actually be upset by the social positions of the base tend to live in states that are safely democratic.