Waiting for Sarah Palin

Monologue from today’s The Roderic Deane Show:

Sarah Palin told us all to keep our powder dry. Who on earth says that?

Well, no commander would tell their troops to keep their powder dry if he (or she) wasn’t intending to use that ammunition for a specific purpose. Despite our best intentions, we do not know what the commander’s plan is, nor should we. If we did, we could subject it to ruin.

Do you remember hearing about one of the public maxims during WWII? “Loose lips sink ships!” This was a reminder to everyone that they, too, had a responsibility for maintaining our security during the war. Such is the reason we trust in our commanders. Continue reading

Blockbuster show on Sunday!

I’ve wanted to focus on what people are doing as we wait for the dust to settle from the GOP debates and before Sarah Palin announces her intentions. I decided to reach out to the Palin blogosphere and elsewhere to help me with my show.

Here is the line-up for this Sunday’s “The Roderic Deane Show”, airing at 11am CT, noon ET:

Hour 1: Peter Singleton, Co-Coordinator of O4P (Organize4Palin) in Iowa;
Ron Devito, “US4Palin” blogger and Coordinator of the NY Chapter of Organize4Palin (NY4Palin)

Hour 2: Adrienne Ross, “MotivationTruth” blogger and major contributor to the C4P (Conservatives4Palin) website;
Stephen K. Bannon, Producer and Director of the Sarah Palin documentary “The Undefeated“;
O.P. Ditch, “Vets4Sarah” organizer and major participant in the Maryland chapter of O4P

I’m really looking forward to the show and I hope you are too!

Major hat tip to: Nicole Coulter, for helping me gain introductions to so many folks.

NYT finds the Sarah Palin we’ve always known

I’m late posting about this as my schedule the last two days has been hectic. However, I can’t let it go unnoticed. Yesterday, the New York Times published a commentary by Anand Giridharadas titled “Some of Sarah Palin’s Ideas Cross the Political Divide”. I’m absolutely stunned that the NYT editorial board would allow this kind of commentary. I suspect there may be some nefarious intent. When trying to follow the link from two separate sources, I was asked to “subscribe” to NYT’s online content.

From the article:

Let us begin by confessing that, if Sarah Palin surfaced to say something intelligent and wise and fresh about the present American condition, many of us would fail to hear it.

That is not how we’re primed to see Ms. Palin. A pugnacious Tea Partyer? Sure. A woman of the people? Yup. A Mama Grizzly? You betcha.

But something curious happened when Ms. Palin strode onto the stage last weekend at a Tea Party event in Indianola, Iowa. Along with her familiar and predictable swipes at President Barack Obama and the “far left,” she delivered a devastating indictment of the entire U.S. political establishment — left, right and center — and pointed toward a way of transcending the presently unbridgeable political divide.


She made three interlocking points. First, that the United States is now governed by a “permanent political class,” drawn from both parties, that is increasingly cut off from the concerns of regular people. Second, that these Republicans and Democrats have allied with big business to mutual advantage to create what she called “corporate crony capitalism.” Third, that the real political divide in the United States may no longer be between friends and foes of Big Government, but between friends and foes of vast, remote, unaccountable institutions (both public and private).

In supporting her first point, about the permanent political class, she attacked both parties’ tendency to talk of spending cuts while spending more and more; to stoke public anxiety about a credit downgrade, but take a vacation anyway; to arrive in Washington of modest means and then somehow ride the gravy train to fabulous wealth. She observed that 7 of the 10 wealthiest counties in the United States happen to be suburbs of the nation’s capital.

Her second point, about money in politics, helped to explain the first. The permanent class stays in power because it positions itself between two deep troughs: the money spent by the government and the money spent by big companies to secure decisions from government that help them make more money.

“Do you want to know why nothing ever really gets done?” she said, referring to politicians. “It’s because there’s nothing in it for them. They’ve got a lot of mouths to feed — a lot of corporate lobbyists and a lot of special interests that are counting on them to keep the good times and the money rolling along.”

Because her party has agitated for the wholesale deregulation of money in politics and the unshackling of lobbyists, these will be heard in some quarters as sacrilegious words.

Ms. Palin’s third point was more striking still: in contrast to the sweeping paeans to capitalism and the free market delivered by the Republican presidential candidates whose ranks she has yet to join, she sought to make a distinction between good capitalists and bad ones. The good ones, in her telling, are those small businesses that take risks and sink and swim in the churning market; the bad ones are well-connected megacorporations that live off bailouts, dodge taxes and profit terrifically while creating no jobs.

Strangely, she was saying things that liberals might like, if not for Ms. Palin’s having said them.

You can read the rest of the article at the link above.

Hat tip: Texans for Sarah Palin

The result of “no corporate taxes”

Sarah Palin proposed eliminating all corporate taxes in her speech to the Iowa Tea Party today. This is HUGE. The ripple effect of putting this in place would affect a vast swath of corporate America, in addition to eliminating crony-capitalism.

Consider for a moment all those that would be affected by such a policy. Corporate tax attorneys, CPA firms and countless tax department employees would lurch to a halt in their jobs. The focus of countless corporate controllers would shift from tax avoidance to net income maximization.

Countless corporate lobbyists would be out of a job overnight. Their corporate benefactors would pull the plug on their funding immediately. The focus of corporations would turn away from Washington, DC in a heartbeat.

Companies that have relied on government largess to support their bottom lines would be horrified. Weaknesses in governance would be exposed overnight as the SEC would mandate that companies disclose any risk in their business plans beyond company guarantors. GM and Chrysler would suffer a major downgrade in their stock valuation because the federal government would no longer underwrite and support their operations.

In a word, the free-market would explode! Risk-taking would suddenly be in vogue again and entrepreneurs would be empowered to invest. There would be a massive shift of cash out of savings into new endeavors. Corporations would scramble to find fitting investments for their stockpiles of cash. The value of small companies would skyrocket as these investment dollars would be looking for a good return and compete for the best ideas.

The downside? Washington politicians would immediately demonize the idea as a major impediment to deficit reduction, as if they’ve ever cared about that in the past. The caterwauling about reduced revenues for Washington would be deafening! If such a policy was implemented, we would watch Washington pundits undergo convulsions as they began to realize how their lives would be impacted. There would be no incentive for ANYONE involved in business to pay attention to them.

Sarah Palin has opened Pandora’s box with her proposal to end corporate taxation. I am anxious to see the effects of her proposal on other Republican nominees, especially in next week’s debate.

While doing nothing but address a Tea Party event in Iowa, Sarah Palin has turned the 2012 election upside down. Now that’s what I call an unconventional campaign!

First Impression: Sarah Palin’s speech to the Iowa Tea Party

In what appeared to be a major outline of her policies, Sarah Palin dropped a HUGE bombshell on the current Republican field of candidates. She proposed an elimination of ALL corporate taxes, thereby removing all corporate incentives to cozy up to politicians.

Such a policy has never been proposed before but is a very simple, common-sense approach to defusing and eliminating crony-capitalism. Remove the incentive for lobbying for special tax breaks and you remove a corporations investment in those efforts.

Sarah went on to say that corporations should also be forced to live or die by their decisions without any government intervention whatsoever. I couldn’t agree more. I talked about Steve Job’s contribution on The Roderic Deane Show last week and the fact that his failures helped pave the way for his successes. This is the free-market at work.

Sarah’s speech is going to have a profound impact on the current Republican candidates. It will be VERY interesting to see if any of them attempt to co-opt her ideas. She needs to enter the presidential sweepstakes to bring her revolutionary and common-sense ideas to the forefront. For now, she’ll have to rely on her supporters in the blogosphere to get the word out.

I truly believe that this speech will become Sarah Palin’s “A Time For Choosing”.

I’ll have a recap of all the events in Iowa on tomorrow’s The Roderic Deane Show. It will go live on BlogTalkRadio at noon Eastern time.

Sarah’s Tea Party speech on Saturday

So, we have been fed the notion that Sarah Palin will not make an announcement regarding a presidential run during her speech to the Iowa Tea Party on Saturday, September 3rd. Perhaps that is so.

I don’t really care if she announces or not! She’ll do what she’ll do when she determines she needs to. I can roll with that. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to the Iowa Tea Party event on Saturday. I had hoped to attend, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

What we all can do is watch the event wherever it will be live-streaming it. I will post the URL of the site to go to as we approach Saturday. Right now, I just don’t know what it might be. I suspect you’ll be able to watch it on Breitbart and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it picked up by FoxNews or even C-Span.

Stay tuned and I’ll provide whatever information I can gather as soon as I get it. I’m expecting a very fun weekend and have a number of blogger friends that will be in attendance. I’ll hook up with them during festivities and will post all that is made available to me.

I’ll also provide a summary of all the goings-on during by BlogTalkRadio broadcast on Sunday, September 4th at noon Eastern time. Tune into “The Roderic Deane Show” for all the latest news!

Stay tuned!

In case you’ve forgotten…

Sarah truly speaks the Tea Party’s language, but never crosses the line to suggest that she leads it. This is a lesson to be learned. We do NOT want politicians to lay claim to a movement that might support their agenda. We want politicians that will ENDORSE our beliefs and CHAMPION them as an adjunct to their own. They should NEVER lay claim to speaking FOR us. They should only lay claim to speaking on behalf of our beliefs.