Let’s go back 5 years today and revisit Governor Sarah Palin’s phenomenal speech at the GOP Convention.
It wouldn’t be right not to post this magnificent speech!
Without question, Governor Palin has not skipped a beat in being able to fire up a conservative crowd!
Important update: Due to the publisher’s embargo, I won’t be able to run my interview with the Heaths until Monday evening! The information below has been changed to reflect the new show time.
As luck would have it, I snared a first interview with Chuck Heath, Sr. and Jr., to talk about their new book, “Our Sarah – Made in Alaska”. I’ll be broadcasting that interview on a special edition of the Roderic Deane Show this coming Monday evening.
Join me on Monday, September 24th at 10:00pm ET! I have a great interview lined up and the book is the bomb!
The show page is HERE. Be there or be square!
From “Our Sarah”:
Many people have written articles and books about Sarah and our family. Countless news broadcasts have been devoted to the topic of who she is, what her family is like, and whether the stories about her and us are really true. We can’t vouch for those prior reports, but we can assure you that the stories and events we’ve recorded in the pages of this book are as accurate as memory allows. This is our story and our explanation of who we are and how Sarah came to be the person she is now. Hopefully you will find in these pages the broader context of her life, a context missing from almost everything written about her. The glimpse you will see in this book is that of the real Sarah Palin – the Sarah we know and love…
I was afraid this would happen and the GOPe would try to freeze Governor Palin out of the GOP convention, with the help of Romney surrogates. But to have Chris Christie as the keynote speaker? Really??!!
That just sealed it for me. Instead of having a strong, conservative voice deliver the keynote, they pick a typical, East Coast, faux conservative like Christie. Further, to hear that Marco Rubio will be introducing Romney, at the very least, the GOP has it exactly backwards.
Folks, we need to double-down in our efforts to take the Republican Party back. It will have no future if it continues to push RINOs to the forefront and make strong conservatives like Sarah Palin stand on the sidelines at the party’s premiere event.
If ever there was a time for the grassroots to embrace rVotes, now is the time. If the GOPe continues to marginalize conservative voices, then I think it’s time to marginalize the GOPe and organize a new party.
As for the election, to me, it’s still ABO. Once this obscene election is over and Obama is shown the door, the heavy lifting must begin.
Courtesy of Fox News:
In addition to her congratulations, she had a few other things to say, via her Facebook page.
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
All I can say is: Go Girl!
This is as relevant today as it was back in February. Time tells us that certain truths don’t change. Governor Sarah Palin’s message is one that stands the test of time. Consider all that has happened since the time she left this message until today. Enjoy!
Hat tip: The Grizzly Coalition
In a Facebook post from earlier today, Governor Sarah Palin reiterated her support for Ted Cruz, especially since early voting has begun.
Today early voting begins in the run-off election for U.S. Senate in Texas. Texans have a clear choice in this race, and I encourage them to support Ted Cruz, a strong conservative fighter who will protect and defend our Constitution and not just go along to get along with the reckless spending of the permanent political class in D.C. The high-paid consultants of Ted’s well-funded opponent are in full panic mode and have plunged millions of dollars into false personal attacks against Ted meant to dispirit us and break our conviction. We’ve all seen these tactics before, but together we can make sure they don’t succeed. I encourage Texans to get out and vote for Ted Cruz.
– Sarah Palin
P.S.: For those of you outside of Texas looking to support Ted you can do so by visiting his website here.
The run-off election is Tuesday, July 31st.
Hat tip: Conservatives4Palin
A recent UT/TT poll suggests that Ted Cruz is closing in on the margin of error in his Senate bid against the current Texas Lieutenant Governor. What’s interesting about these results, released last week, is that poll was conducted May 7 – 13th. Sarah Palin endorsed Ted Cruz the very next day, May 14th, the first day of early voting in Texas.
I suspect that current polling would show a much, much closer race between Cruz and the current front-runner, especially after Governor Palin’s endorsement. We’ll know soon enough, as the primary is on Tuesday, May 29th.
Hat tip: M. Joseph Shepperd
Excellent article by the man who vetted Sarah Palin:
A short list of five to 15 leading Americans soon will be notified that the presumptive Republican nominee for president believes they are serious contenders to be his running mate. They will be asked for their agreement to join him on the GOP ticket if chosen, and in the meantime, to submit to a most intrusive and far-reaching vetting by lawyers and advisers working for the campaign. No other candidate, not even the presidential nominee himself, is subjected to the same scrutiny.
I have been a lawyer on both sides of the Republican vice-presidential vetting process. I helped potential nominees navigate the vetting gauntlet in four elections, starting in 1976, and I had the honor of doing the vetting on behalf of John McCain’s 2008 campaign. For those of you who’ve managed to steer clear of the revisionist HBO movie about that campaign, I led the team that vetted Sarah Palin, apparently the five most newsworthy days of my life.
The vetting of Sarah Palin was no less rigorous, just compressed. She was a late addition to the short list, catapulted into contention by the campaign’s calculus that a woman would broaden the ticket’s appeal. Our team of lawyers churned out the expected detailed written vetting report—only we packed eight weeks of research into less than one. We pulled information from Alaska-centric websites, including her local critics’ blogs and copies of Wasilla church sermons.
You can read the whole article here.