Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Iowa Caucus Is January 3

     The 2012 Iowa Caucus is coming up on January 3 at 7pm.  Here is an outline of the caucus process for those who have never participated in one.  The caucus locations change so go here to find your caucus location and here to download the Iowa Caucus app for your iPhone or Android.  You can also read this article for more information on what to expect.

Iowa Caucus website

A group is currently running ads encouraging Iowans to caucus for Sarah Palin. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Florida Primary Voter Registration Deadline

     The Florida Presidential Preference Primary is coming up on January 31.  If you need to register to vote before this contest the registration deadline is January 3

Florida Election Calendar

Florida Voter Information

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sarah Palin Wishes You A Merry Christmas

From Governor Palin's Facebook page:
My family and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! I offer this to all because Christmas is a holiday for all, whether you are a Christian believer or not. The message of Christmas is full of hope, peace, joy, and the fellowship of all mankind; so I find it amazing that every year we hear more accounts of a ramped up “war on Christmas.”

How sad and ironic that a handful of grinches are at war with the annual celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace, whose coming was prophesied centuries earlier and was then gloriously heralded by the angels with a blessing for “peace on earth” and “good will toward men.” Even if one doesn’t believe the story, can’t one at least recognize the beauty of the message? Or at the very least, let everyone else enjoy the season without throwing a temper tantrum at the sight of a Nativity scene? People who feel affronted by a baby in a humble Manger display or a few Christmas carols have truly lost all sense of proportion and seem to be most in need of some holiday cheer. 

At a time when our country is divided on so many things, Christmas unites us. It’s a beautiful part of our culture, and for many of us it’s a beautiful part of our Faith. In fact, for believers it’s “the main thing.” In today’s tumultuous times we can remember the bible’s record of Three Wise Men from the East who received an angelic message of Jesus’ birth. They may have been unsure of the message, so they sought truth. They trekked to Bethlehem to find out more. There, they found Jesus and they honored Him. The story of the wise men reminds us that today wise men still seek Him. So in this season especially, let’s seek truth.

Let’s celebrate with family and friends. Let’s shout a cheery “Merry Christmas” to everyone we meet. Let’s remember our brave men and women in uniform defending us far from home. And let’s all pray for a peaceful New Year.

From our home to yours, Merry Christmas.

-Sarah Palin

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sarah Palin Interview With Eric Bolling 12/19/11

Sarah Palin: Happy Hanukkah

From Sarah Palin's Facebook page:
As Jewish families gather this week to celebrate the Festival of Lights, Todd and I would like to wish them a very Happy Hanukkah. This beautiful holiday commemorates the story of the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, following years of struggle by the Maccabees, when one-day’s worth of consecrated oil miraculously lasted for eight. This story never ceases to inspire because it reminds us of the power of faith, hope, and perseverance.

The modern State of Israel is the living embodiment of the Hanukkah miracle – a country that was not expected to survive the onslaught of its enemies, and which has not only survived but thrived as a beacon of freedom, tolerance, and innovation. In a region consumed by chaos and oppression, Israel continues to be a light of inspiration. As Jews around the world sing “Maoz Tzur,” we remember that our nation, too, was conceived in faith in our “mighty stronghold.” Let us cherish the values and warm bonds of friendship that unite us in this season.

- Sarah Palin

Voter Registration Deadline For South Carolina Primary

     The 2012 primaries to select republican candidates for the fall election are about to begin and the voter registration deadlines are coming up fast.  For anyone needing to register to vote in time for the South Carolina Presidential Primary the deadline is December 21.  The primary will be held on Saturday January 21.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ad Urging Sarah Palin To Reconsider On Air Tomorrow 11/30

     Some of the folks at Conservatives4Palin have put together a television ad to ask Governor Palin to reconsider her decision not to run for President in 2012.  The ad will start airing in Sioux City, Iowa on November 30.  You can watch the ad below.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sarah Palin: If You Love Freedom, Thank a Vet!

From Governor Palin's Facebook page:
I proudly display a bumper sticker that proclaims “If you love your freedom, thank a vet!” It was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 that the armistice between Germany and the Allied nations was formed. A year later the White House commemorated the day as one to be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” Years later 11-11 was officially declared Veterans Day.

We are thankful for this day being set aside to remember our vets, and many of us are overwhelmed with pride and respect for those we honor today. America's men and women in uniform selflessly sacrificed – some giving all – to protect the freedom and opportunities we enjoy today. In honor of everything our veterans have given, I implore Americans to remember them and thank them. And I ask that as a nation we not squander what they have fought to protect: American Exceptionalism that was based on free men and free markets.

May God bless, protect, and heal the hurts of America's finest. God bless our veterans.

- Sarah Palin

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Please Vote November 8

     Many states are having elections on November 8 so please get out and vote.  In Oregon there will be a primary election to decide who the candidates will be in the race for Oregon U.S. House district one.  Ohio voters will get to decide on very important ballot measures concerning Obamacare and public sector unions.  Voters in Mississippi and Kentucky will vote for new governors as well as other offices.  With the media's focus on the upcoming presidential election please don't neglect your state and local offices.  We need to get good conservatives elected to every office from school board to mayor to governor. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Grizzly Fest Online Summit

     The Grizzly Fest online summit was held today October 29.  If you missed the original broadcast you can listen to the entire program here.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Vote In The Louisiana Primary October 22

     The Louisiana republican primary is October 22. Please be sure to vote.

Find your polling place 


Louisiana Election Calendar

American Crony Capitalism Brings Jobs to Finland

From Sarah Palin's Facebook page:
Yesterday, another shoe dropped in the chronicles of the Obama administration’s crony capitalism. A start-up electric car company with ties to Al Gore got a $529 million loan guarantee from Obama’s Department of Energy to build luxury electric cars...in Finland! Leaving aside the fact that to date only two of these $97,000 cars have been sold (one of them to a movie star), we might at least hope that this ridiculous exercise in the government picking winners minus any competitive, transparent process (Al Gore’s venture cap firm) and losers (the taxpayers subsidizing a car no one wants) would produce manufacturing jobs in the United States. Isn’t that the alleged purpose of Obama’s stimulus giveaways?

It’s bad enough that we borrow money from foreign countries to give to foreign countries. Now we borrow from foreign countries to finance jobs in foreign countries. (This kind of reminds me of the $2 billion assistance President Obama provided Brazil for their off-shore energy developments, while shutting down or blocking much of our own off-shore domestic drilling. He’s in favor of energy jobs in Brazil. But in America? Not so much.)

Do you think, as the President tours the country campaigning on the taxpayer’s dime, he understands that voters in Finland won’t get to decide whether or not he keeps his job in 2012, but voters in Michigan and Ohio sure will? In fact, I’m sure the millions of unemployed workers in every state will want to learn why the Obama administration gave half a billion dollars to finance “green” cars built in Finland.

While they’re at it, the geniuses in the White House could also explain the $1.2 billion they gave to SunPower, a company that makes Solyndra look like a blue chip stock. SunPower’s market capitalization is $800 million, but the company is in debt $820 million. What a great investment, huh? Your tax dollars at work, America! If President Obama wants answers about this, he better act fast because his Department of Energy was already caught revising history by scrubbing SunPower’s name out of old DOE press releases. The President should start by asking Democrat Congressman George Miller about the company. Rep. Miller was the leading advocate for giving money to SunPower, which hired his son as a lobbyist.

When President Obama signed his nearly trillion dollar stimulus boondoggle into law, he mortgaged our children’s future. And for what? Financing jobs in Finland? Propping up near bankrupt companies with connections to congressmen? For this we are burying ourselves in a mountain of debt?

This crony capitalism has to end. We don’t want it. We can’t afford it. And we must not tolerate it anymore. Wake up, America, before it’s too late.

- Sarah Palin

Absentee Voting For 2011 Kentucky Election

     The Kentucky election is November 8 and the deadlines for absentee voting are coming up quickly, so here are some dates to take note of.  Voters can apply to vote absentee from 10/21 until 11/7.  Voters may request paper absentee ballots because of medical emergency 10/26 until 11/8.  Applications for mail in absentee ballots must be returned on 11/1.  Military personnel confined to base on election day can apply to vote absentee in the clerk's office 11/1 until 11/7.

Kentucky Military & Overseas Voters Page

Monday, October 17, 2011

Voter Registration For Louisiana Ends October 19

     The deadline to register to vote in the November 19 Louisiana general election is October 19. The primary election is October 22 so please vote if you live in that state.

Voter Registration For Oregon District 1 Primary Is October 18

     The primary elections to decide who will run for the Oregon district one congressional seat previously held by David Wu will be on November 8.  In order to vote in this primary, those needing to register to vote must do so by October 18.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Is Anybody But Obama An Effective Strategy...I Don't Think So

     Now that the Presidential election is gearing up I hear many on the republican side promoting the idea of A.B.O. - Anyone But Obama.  While the removal of President Obama from the Oval Office is a worthy goal, I don't believe this is a strategy for success.  The President poll numbers remain alarmingly high despite the passage of a largely unpopular health care reform law and persistently high unemployment.  It is true that historic precedent suggests that a President serving during a time with unemployment numbers this high most likely will not be re-elected, the outcome of this election is by no mean certain.  Not only will President Obama most likely have a large advantage in campaign funds, he will also have a national media on his side that long ago abandoned any pretense of objectivity.  The only way to overcome these two obstacles is with voter enthusiasm and A.B.O. will not get us to this point.  If the republican party nominates a candidate about whom the voters feel no enthusiasm Barack Obama may very well win in November of 2012 despite the state of the economy.  During the election of 1980, the incumbent, President Carter also was hampered by a bad economy.  Yet, he led Ronald Reagan in the polls until a few weeks before the election.  It was not until the last debate when Governor Reagan gave the people something and someone to vote for that Reagan went from trailing in the polls to a landslide victory.  Voting against Obama is not enough to win in 2012.  We need a candidate and ideas that we can vote for.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Voter Registration And Party Change Deadline For 2012 New Hampshire Primary Is October 14

     Today Florida moved its 2012 presidential primary to January 31.  In response to this, other states that traditionally have early contests are moving their dates up as well.  New Hampshire has not set a date for its primary yet, however the candidate filing and voter registration deadlines have been announced.  If you need to change your party affiliation before the 2012 New Hampshire primary you must do this before October 14See the links below for more information.

Press release

New Hampshire elections page

UpdateOctober 14 is apparently also the last day to register to vote in the 2012 New Hampshire primary

Voter Registration For 2011 Kentucky General Election

     Kentucky will hold its general election for state and local offices on November 8.  Voter registration for this election ends on October 11.  More useful links are below.

Kentucky Military & Overseas Voters Page

"The Undefeated" Released On DVD October 4

     Yes the day has finally come.  "The Undefeated" is coming to your living rooms.  For those that were unable to watch via pay per view and video on demand, it will be available on DVD on October 4 at the stores below.

Voter Registration Deadline For 2011 Mississippi General Election

     The November 8 Mississippi general election is quickly approaching.  Individuals needing to register to vote must do it in person by October 8.  Mailed voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than October 9.  In-person absentee voting ends November 5 and mailed absentee ballots must be received no later than 5 pm on November 7.

West Virginia Governor Special Election Is October 4

     If you live in West Virginia and missed the October 1 deadline to vote early, please go to the polls and vote on October 4.  The last day to hand deliver absentee ballots is October 3

Candidates listed here and here

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sarah Palin: Now He’s Blaming Europe

From Sarah Palin's Facebook page:
On Monday, during a fundraiser in California, President Obama declared that Europe’s debt problems and their inability to solve them was “scaring the world.” He went on to explain that Europeans “have not fully healed from the crisis back in 2007 and never fully dealt with the challenges that their banking system faced” and that “they’re trying to take responsible actions, but those actions haven’t been quite as quick as they need to be.”

This of course is coming from a President who has done nothing to deal with our own country’s enormous debt crisis and who is in fact eager to incur even more debt with another useless stimulus bill (now called a “jobs bill” though the last stimulus failed to produce the jobs it promised, which is perhaps why Harry Reid doesn’t seem too eager to bring this new bill to a vote despite the President’s demands to “pass this bill”). Yes, Europe has serious debt problems, but for President Obama to be lecturing our allies about not being “quite as quick” in dealing with a debt crisis is downright hypocritical.

When his all-too-common finger-pointing is directed at Republicans, President Obama’s search for a scapegoat is swallowed as merely the typical Beltway politics of our permanent political class. But pointing fingers at our allies when they are working to get their own financial house in order is counterproductive and can have a serious negative affect on our ability to lead the free world.

One German newspaper denounced the President’s comments as “overbearing, arrogant, and absurd.” Another wrote: “The gloomy state of the economy is putting a damper on Obama’s future prospects. The optimism of the past is gone, replaced by a cheap search for a scapegoat.” And still another wrote: “That’s not how friends talk to each other. That applies particularly to friends who have themselves failed to get a handle on their own, self-made crisis.”

Can we blame them for feeling this way? Keep in mind this was a President who was supposed to make the rest of the world “like” us again.

It’s about time the President showed some leadership and took responsibility rather than campaigning on blaming everyone else for the financial mess his policies have exacerbated.

Between President Obama’s hypocritical lecture poking our allies in the eye again and one Democrat governor’s call to postpone lawfully mandated elections for two years, I suppose nothing should surprise concerned Americans anymore. But that doesn’t mean we have to accept these misguided memes. 2012 can’t come soon enough. 

- Sarah Palin

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Voter Registration deadline for NY 2012 presidential primary is 10/14/2011

    I know that it makes no sense to have a voter registration deadline this early, but the voter registration deadline for the New York 2012 primary is October 14, 2011. Organize 4 Palin - New York has more information on this.  Please spread the word on this.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Early Voting For West Virginia Governor Special Election

     The special election for governor of West Virginia is coming up on October 4.  Early voting begins on September 21 and will end on October 1.  Also, if you need to vote absentee, the last day to request an absentee ballot is September 28.  See the links below for more information.

West Virginia Special Election Calendar

West Virginia Voter Information

West Virginia Absentee Voting

West Virginia Early Voting     

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sarah Palin: Crony Capitalism on Steroids from GE to Solyndra

From Governor Palin's Facebook page:

In my recent speech in Iowa, some eyebrows were raised when I took on our government’s enormous economic problems caused by crony capitalism. As if on cue, just days later President Obama selected someone who exemplifies a major crony capitalism problem to sit next to the First Lady when he delivered his “jobs plan” speech before Congress. He selected General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt as his honored guest.

Having grown up with great respect for GE thanks to stories my grandfather shared with us about his days working for the company and even meeting GE spokesman-at-the-time Ronald Reagan during a company event, I am saddened at GE’s leadership evolution. This corporation is now the poster child of corporate welfare and crony capitalism.

This icon of American industry is a company full of good employees who make some good products (and is the parent company of a huge media outlet), but GE is also a large American corporation that pays virtually no corporate income taxes despite earning worldwide profits of $14.2 billion last year, $5.1 billion of it in the United States. In fact, they claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion, meaning they received more of our hard earned tax dollars than they contributed. How is that possible? It’s because not only do they shelter their money from taxes, but they also get many tax credits, loans, government grants, and other benefits from the federal government that our smaller businesses couldn’t even imagine being able to profit from.

Joining GE in the pantheon on crony capitalism is another Obama favorite that has been in the news of late: Solyndra. The President hailed this “green energy” company in a speech last May as “the true engine of economic growth.” When he announced the $535 million guarantee to Solyndra, Vice President Biden said that investments like this are “exactly what the Recovery Act is all about.” (Dear God…If the failed Solyndra venture has been what it’s “all about,” then that explains a lot.) As I pointed out in my speech at the Reagan Ranch Center last February: “History has proven again and again, when government picks the winners and losers, we’re stuck with the losers, and we the taxpayers subsidize failure!” And that’s what we’re seeing now, as the FBI raids the solar energy company’s headquarters to glean more information after the company was handed half a billion dollars in “green energy” Stimulus funds from the American taxpayer only to later declare bankruptcy. More than one thousand Solyndra workers lost their jobs. Now as the truth comes out, we discover that the White House was heavily involved in the Department of Energy’s rushed decision to give the Stimulus funds to Solyndra, and they tried to move the money through so quickly they seem to have ignored concerns that the company was not viable. Why would they do this? Perhaps it’s because a large investor in the company (about 35%) is Obama campaign bundler George Kaiser. And with the way the deal is structured, Kaiser will get his debts paid before we the taxpayers see any relief. That is sickening. And that’s how it works: workers lose their jobs, wealthy political cronies stand a good chance of getting their money back, and the U.S. taxpayer gets the shaft. Again.

President Obama has his sights set on raising $1 billion for his reelection campaign. Raising that money won’t be easy. But if you can hand out other people’s money to friends, it must get a whole lot easier. This crony capitalism and government waste is at the heart of our economic problems. It will destroy us if we don’t root it out. It’s not just a Democrat problem or a Republican problem. It’s a problem of our permanent political class. This won’t stop until “we the people” say enough is enough, and we retire the permanent political class that votes for this.

- Sarah Palin

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Voter Registration Deadline For Louisiana Primary

     The Louisiana primary for statewide offices is October 22.  Those needing to register to vote in order to participate in this primary election need to register by the deadline on September 21.  Please register if you need to.  We need to elect as many conservatives as possible at every level.  More helpful links are below.

Voter registration

List Of Candidates

Election Calendar

Louisiana Elections Information Website

Monday, September 12, 2011

Governor Palin On The Record 9/12/2011

"The Undefeated" Screening In New Jersey

     For those living in New Jersey, "The Undefeated" will be screened by the Morristown Tea Party in Basking Ridge, NJ according to the movie Facebook page.  Go here for details.  Of course the movie is currently available on pay per view and video on demand.  The DVD release is set for October 4.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sarah Palin: Ten Years Ago

From Sarah Palin's Facebook page:
Ten years ago today, ordinary Americans went to work or boarded a plane and found themselves fighting on the frontlines of a battle they did not choose. They acquitted themselves with grace and courage, just as the thousands of men and women who enlisted to fight in our armed forces—many on the anniversaries of this day—in order to exact justice for their fellow Americans. We will never forget those who died ten years ago today, we will never forget those who died in the war that started on that day, and we ask God to comfort and bless their families. From across this great nation, grateful Americans honor those who defend our homeland. God bless America.

- Sarah Palin

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Responses To The Latest Attacks On Sarah Palin

Below are links to responses to the latest attacks on Governor Palin from Ann Coulter/Laura Ingraham on FoxNews and from Redstate.  These will explain why these attacks are picking up.

Jen Kuznicki: Redstate's Erickson Dogs Palin Supporters

Public Podcast: Today's Tammy Radio Show 9/7/11

Catch “The Undefeated” for Alaska and America’s Story

Steve Bannon just released a powerful film about Alaska’s history, our rich resources, and a committed team’s successful effort to tackle political corruption. Bannon’s independently financed, produced, and directed film called “The Undefeated” is now available on cable via pay-per-view and video-on-demand. I’m thankful for Bannon’s group at Victory Films for independently putting their own time and resources into documenting the work my team in Alaska did in successfully fighting corruption and enacting real reform that put local and state government back on the side of the people. Thank you to the good Alaskans who participated in the film and spoke so passionately about our state’s history, our natural resources, and our destiny as the energy contributor for America’s security.

Bannon’s film shows how on a state and local level all citizens – no matter background or party affiliation – can come together to fight the special interests and the corrupt powers-that-be that steal power from the people. Through examples of putting government-run businesses back into the private sector hands, inviting competition, reducing taxes, and blowing the doors open to force government transparency, “The Undefeated” shows that though real reform is difficult and real reformers are vilified, it is possible. The obstacles in the way of reform are why true reform is so rare, but as the film shows, it can be done and it is worth doing.

This film is not about any one person. It’s about great American values – like our indomitable optimistic pioneering spirit – that will always see America through no matter how tough times are. It’s the spirit of our Last Frontier, it’s the story of how Alaskans fought corruption and won, it’s the story of the spirit of the Tea Party Movement, and it’s the story of a people’s movement for reform. I’m grateful to these filmmakers for telling the story.

Here’s more about Steve Bannon’s film and where to view it. I encourage you to watch it. I promise you it will open some eyes.

- Sarah Palin

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sarah Palin: Welcome, Union Brothers and Sisters

From Governor Palin's Facebook page:
In my speech on Saturday in Iowa, I said: “Between bailouts for Wall Street cronies and stimulus projects for union bosses’ security and ‘green energy’ giveaways, [Barack Obama] took care of his friends. And now they’re on course to raise a billion dollars for his re-election bid so that they can do it all over again.” This was shamefully on display yesterday at President Obama’s taxpayer-funded campaign rally in Detroit. In introducing the President, Teamsters President James Hoffa represented precisely what I was talking about as he declared war on concerned independent Americans and on the freshman members we sent to Congress last November by saying, “Let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out!”

What I say now, I say as a proud former union member and the wife, daughter, and sister of union members. So, as a former card-carrying IBEW sister married to a proud former Laborers, IBEW, and later USW member, please hear me out. What I have to say is for the hard working, patriotic, selfless union brothers and sisters in Michigan and throughout our country: Please don’t be taken in by union bosses’ thuggery like Jim Hoffa represented yesterday. Union bosses like this do not have your best interests at heart. What they care about is their own power and re-electing their friend Barack Obama so he will take care of them to the detriment of everyone else.

To the same degree Americans are concerned about irresponsible, greedy corporate execs who got cushy bonuses from taxpayer-funded bailouts, we should also be concerned about greedy union bosses who are willing to tank our economy just to protect their own power. As union history shows, power and greed corrupt. Just because you claim to represent union members doesn’t mean you are on the side of the angels. The greed of too many of these union bosses has all but destroyed the labor movement in this country, helped chase away our jobs, and is killing the American dream.

To see where this leads, look at what’s happening to the working class in our industrialized cities. These cities are going to hell in a hand basket thanks to corruption, crony capitalism, and the union bosses’ greed. The union bosses derive their power from your union dues and their promise to deliver your votes to whichever politician they’re in bed with. They get their power from you, and yet their actions ultimately hurt you. They’re chasing American industry offshore by making outrageous, economically illogical demands that they know will never work. And now that they’ve chased jobs out of union states, they’re trying to chase them out of right-to-work states like South Carolina, so eventually the jobs will leave America altogether. But these union bosses will still figure out a way to keep their gig, and so will their politically aligned corporate friends. As long as these big corporations have a good crony capitalist in the White House, they can rely on DC to bail them out until the whole system goes bankrupt, which, I am afraid, is not very far off. When big government, big business, and big union bosses collude together, they get government to maximize their own interests against those of the rest of the country.

So, now these union bosses are desperately trying to cast the grassroots Tea Party Movement as being “against the workingman.” How outrageously wrong this unapologetic Jim Hoffa is, for the people’s movement is the real movement for working class men and women. It’s rooted in real solidarity, and not special interests and corporate kickbacks. It represents the needed reform that will empower workers and job creators. We stand with the little guy against the corruption and influence peddling of those who collude to grease the wheels of government power.

This collusion is at the heart of Obama’s economic vision for America. In practice it is socialism for the very rich and the very poor, but a brutal form of capitalism for the rest of us. It is socialism for the very poor who are reduced to a degrading perpetual dependence on a near-bankrupt centralized government to provide their every need, while at the same time robbing them of that which brings fulfillment and success – the life-affirming pride that comes from taking responsibility for your own destiny and building a better life through self-initiative and work ethic. And Obama’s vision is socialism via crony capitalism for the very rich who continue to get bailouts, debt-ridden “stimulus” funds, and special favors that allow them to waive off or help draft the burdensome regulations that act as a boot on the neck to small business owners who don’t have the same friends in high places. And where does this collusion leave working class Americans and the small business owners who create 70% of the jobs in this country? Out in the cold. It’s you and your children who are left paying for the cronyism of Obama and our permanent political class in DC.

Ask yourself if the folks you heard demonize concerned, independent Americans yesterday really speak for the working class when they’re all too happy to burden your families with the bill to bail out the President’s friends on Wall Street.

We should not forget that for all his lofty rhetoric, President Obama is a Chicago politician. Graft, cronyism, and quid pro quo are the well-known methods of an infamous Chicago political machine, of which Barack Obama emerged. This corruption isn’t just the result of a few bad apples. It’s the nature of a skewed system that’s typical of one not allowing a level playing field. If one desires opportunity for all, then the only solution is sudden and relentless reform. I know of what I speak. I too served in public office in a state that had a corruption problem. The difference is that I fought the corrupt political machine. Barack Obama used the machine in his state to advance. He never challenged it. And he’s evidently brought the same Chicago “pay-to-play” practices to the White House.

It’s sad to see much of the labor movement fall lock step behind a President whom Hoffa calls upon to partner in “waging war” against patriotic Americans. I will never forget that as a governor, in trying to be a friend to the working men and women in our unions, I gave a speech on August 27, 2008, at the annual AFL-CIO meeting in Anchorage. There, union members humbled me with a standing ovation for fighting the corruption in Alaska and for bringing parties together for progress on energy development projects. Then just two days later I landed on the national stage as John McCain’s running mate, and the union leadership turned on me from that day forward even though I had not changed one iota in my plans, principles, vision, and commitment to jobs for working class Americans. The only difference was I was challenging the politician the union bosses were committed to electing. It was almost comical, this lesson learned with their new spots revealed so quickly.

Recently someone commented: “I’m a union member. I’ve been a Democrat all my life. Now I’ll vote for anyone with a plan to save America.” I know what that person is feeling. I want all good union brothers and sisters to know that there is an alternative. The grassroots, independent Tea Party Movement articulates a real alternative rooted in free men and free markets, not the cronyism of Barack Obama and the permanent political class in DC. Their cronyism is why we have no job growth, massive unsustainable debt, and a housing market in the tank. Too many politicians are simply addressing the economic symptoms instead of fighting the underlying disease. The path forward is through reform. On Saturday, I outlined some ideas about that reform, and I will continue to do so.

In the meantime, good union brothers and sisters, don’t let Hoffa tell you what to do. He doesn’t represent the real interests of working men and women. He’s not doing you any favors. He’s just living off your paychecks.

- Sarah Palin

Monday, September 5, 2011

Voter Registration For West Virginia Governor Special Election Ends September 13

     The special election to replace Governor Manchin in West Virginia is approaching quickly.  Anyone needing to register to vote before this election must do so before September 13.  Early voting will begin on September 21 and will end on October 1.  Requests for absentee ballots must be made before September 28.

 Candidates listed here and here

 Special Election Calendar

West Virginia Elections Information Website

Bill Maloney is the republican nominee for governor

Nevada District 2 Special Election Coming Up

     The Nevada congressional district two special election is coming up on September 13.  Early voting for this election has already begun and will end on September 9.  The last day to request an absentee ballot in writing is September 6.   More links with information are below.

Nevada early voting information

Nevada absentee voting 

Nevada district 2 map

NV district 2 special election calendar

Vote In The New York District 9 Special Election On September 13

     The special election for the ninth congressional district in New York is on September 13.  Those voting absentee must postmark their application for ballots by September 6 and the last day to postmark mailed absentee ballot is September 12.


SarahPac: Hawkeye Granite

Posted at SarahPac:
Just wrapping up an awesome four day trip to the Hawkeye and Granite States. Visiting with residents there it's easy to see why they play such an important role in vetting America's leaders. Todd and I were able to interact directly with informed Americans and hear their concerns first hand outside the media spin.
Yesterday morning I joined the "Jump Right in and Run" half marathon in Storm Lake, Iowa and last night in Manchester, New Hampshire we enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Puritan Back Room. The local folks we met with were wonderfully nice and true American patriots. Their concerns were common - the massive burden of government on small businesses, the abysmal economic and employment rate and their strong desire to restore America.
These good folks are tired of politics as usual; Tired of being spoon-fed by packaged politicos and tired of the twisted sound bites and 30-second ads. They want solutions and they deserve strong, honest leadership.
Thank you to the citizens of Iowa and New Hampshire for your hospitality, your thoughtful questions and picking up where the media left off in vetting and challenging us all on our vision for America's future.
Have a safe and happy Labor Day.  We will see you again soon.

-- Sarah Palin
Photos of Governor Palin at Puritan Back Room Restaurant in Manchester, NH

Governor Palin's Speech At Manchester, NH Tea Party Express Rally Updated

       Governor Palin will speak at the Tea Party Express Rally in Manchester, New Hampshire today September 5 beginning at 12 noon eastern.  You can watch the livestream of the rally here (h/t Texans for Sarah Palin).

Update: See photos from the event at SarahPac


Friday, September 2, 2011

Governor Palin's Speech At Restoring America Rally

     The Restoring America Rally will be shown by C-Span for those unable to travel to Iowa to hear Governor Palin's speech.  Watch it using this link.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

"The Undefeated" Will Be Screened In Newport Beach, CA September 7

     There will be a special screening of "The Undefeated" at the Lido Theatre in Newport Beach, California on September 7.  Filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon will attend and take questions.  Go here for details.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Governor Palin Is Coming To Manchester, NH

     Tea Party Express is currently on the "Reclaiming America Presidential Tour."  This tour will take them across the nation from Napa, California to Tampa, Florida on September 12.  Governor Palin will speak at the rally to be held in Manchester, New Hampshire on September 5

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Introducing Sarah Palin - Three Years Ago

Three years ago this week Sarah Palin was introduced to the nation.

And she gave one of the best convention speeches ever.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Pre-Order "The Undefeated" DVD Now

      "The Undefeated" will be released on DVD on October 4.  The Facebook site for "The Undefeated" movie reports that the movie is now available for pre-order at Walmart.  Pre-orders can also be made at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Early Voting For Nevada District 2 Special Election Has Begun

     If you needed to register to vote before the Nevada congressional district 2 special election to be held on September 13, it is now too late.  August 27 was the last day to register to vote, but this is also the day that early voting begins.  Early voting will continue until September 9.  Those voters  needing to request absentee ballots must do so by September 6.

Nevada early voting information

Nevada absentee voting 

Nevada district 2 map

NV district 2 special election calendar

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sarah Palin: I'll be talking about this and more on September 3rd.

From Governor Palin's Facebook page:
I'll be talking about this and more on September 3rd.

Sarah Palin: On the Future of Libya

The latest Facebook post from Governor Palin:
We join the Libyan people in gratefulness as we hear of Col. Gaddafi’s defeat. The fall of a tyrant and sponsor of terrorism is a great day for freedom-loving people around the world. But the path to democracy in Libya is not complete, and we must make wise choices to ensure that our national interests are protected.

First, the White House needs to avoid triumphalism. Gaddafi may be gone, but the fighting may not be complete. As we’ve seen in Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, we must not celebrate too quickly. There are now mounting concerns that we will see tribal and sectarian fighting in Libya like we saw in Iraq. Let’s hope that is not the case, but it must be prepared for.

Second, we must be very concerned about the future government that will emerge to take Gaddafi’s place. History teaches that those with the guns usually prevail when a coalition overthrows a tyrant. We must remember that military power ultimately resides with the rebel commanders. This should be a source of some concern. The armed opposition to Gaddafi is an outgrowth of a group called Islamic Libya Fighting Group, and some rebel commanders admit that they have Al Qaeda links. The rebel fighters are from different tribes, and they have a variety of political views. Some are Islamists, some appear to favor some sort of western democracy. We should work through diplomatic means to help those who want democracy to come out on top.

That said, we should not commit U.S. troops or military assets to serve as peacekeepers or perform humanitarian missions or nation-building in Libya. Our military is already over-committed and strained, and a vaguely designed mission can be the first step toward a quagmire. The internal situation does not seem stable enough for U.S. forces to operate in a purely humanitarian manner without the possibility of coming under attack. Troop deployment to Libya would mean placing America’s finest in a potentially hostile zone that is not in our vital national security interest.

Finally, we must make sure that terrorist groups don’t try to co-opt the revolution, as Al Qaeda is trying to do in Syria. We should continue to use our intelligence assets to monitor the situation in Libya to ensure that potentially dangerous weapons are secured, and that terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda don’t gain a foothold in Libya.

People of Libya, be vigilant. May this opportunity be used to build a free and peaceful country.

- Sarah Palin

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"The Undefeated" Coming To PPV And VOD September 1

     The time has finally arrived!  "The Undefeated" will be released on pay per view and video on demand on September 1 so you will be able to watch the movie in your home.  If you order the movie invite friends and family to watch it with you if you can.  For those who are not able to watch on cable or satellite, the DVD release date is on October 4.

Last Day To Register For NY 9 Special Election Is 9/2

     The deadline to register to vote for the New York congressional district 9 special election on September 13 by mail has passed.  If you need to register to vote you must do it by September 2.  Helpful links for this election are below.

Friday, August 19, 2011

SarahPac: Thank You, Iowa!

Post at SarahPac:

A week later we are still remembering all the great patriotic Iowans we met at the state fair. We are also still trying to work off that delicious fried butter on a stick and red velvet funnel cake. I look forward to being back in Iowa in Indianola on September 3rd. Enjoy SarahPAC's latest video and thank you, Iowa!

- Sarah Palin

Restoring America Rally Has Moved

     The Restoring America Rally in Iowa set for September 3 has changed location from Hawkeye Antique Acres to the National Balloon Classic Field.  Go here for more information.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mississippi Primary Runoff Election Is August 23

     Since some candidates did not reach a majority of votes in the primary held on August 2, there will be a primary runoff election on August 23.  If you need to vote absentee, the last day to do that in person is August 20 and mailed absentee ballots must be received by August 22.  Unfortunately, I am not able to find a list of candidates for the runoff other than this which only shows candidates for treasurer so you can use the primary results which shows an "R" next to their names. Contact links are listed below.  Please be sure to vote.

election contact information by county

Mississippi election website

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sarah Palin: A Humbling Reminder of Our Duty

From Governor Palin's Facebook page

We spent a very moving day in Kansas City, Missouri, where it’s easy to remember what really matters, because here we have the National World War I Museum and Liberty Memorial.

The Liberty Memorial Tower is dedicated “In honor of those who served in the World War in defense of liberty and our country.” Reading the many memorial inscriptions while standing in the rain was a somber and humbling reminder of the sacrifices young Americans made nearly a century ago in distant battlefields so far from home. So many of them never returned from those fields in France and Belgium. Yes, it was a somber, real, significant moment reading those words about the honor in one’s dedication to God and country.

The main inscription on the memorial reads: “These have dared bear the torches of sacrifice and service. Their bodies return to dust but their work liveth evermore. Let us strive on to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

I took the above photo of Piper and my niece McKinley with the memorial in the background. It brought home to me what this “One Nation Tour” is about. It’s about the duty we have not just to the living, but also to the dead and to the generations yet to be born. Our founders called us the “heirs of freedom,” and as such we have a duty to those who have already paid the price for us to live in freedom, and we have a duty to those who will come after us.

Our freedom was purchased by millions of men now long-forgotten throughout our history who charged the cannons, ran into bayonets, suffered in the trenches, and gave their lives so that we could live in relative comfort doing what we feel led to do. We can’t squander what they gave us or what the next generation expects from us. This is why visiting these historic sites and bringing your children to see them is so important. This is why I wanted to bring my own children with me to show them our history and remind them that America’s children will carry the torch of freedom one day.

Now it’s back to Alaska for the start of the school year. (And, of course, our annual visit to our own state fair where Piper looks forward to clogging on the Blue Bonnet Stage!) While kids crack open their school books, I look forward to continuing my own writing and research on strategies and plans to help move our country forward.

We will be back on the road soon, for on September 3rd we’ve been invited to a big Tea Party “Restoring America” rally in Waukee, Iowa. We hope to see many of you there as we gather to discuss the direction of our country and the way forward with our fundamental restoration of all that is good and strong and free in America. You can click here for more information on the event.

Thank you all for your support and for sharing this leg through the Heartland of the “One Nation Tour” with us.

With an Alaskan heart,

Sarah Palin

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sarah Palin: A Visit to "America's Hometown"

From SarahPac:

We spent a great afternoon in "America’s Hometown," as Hannibal, Missouri, is famously called. Of course, Hannibal plays an important role in American literature as the hometown of Samuel Clemens. This town on the Mississippi River and his boyhood adventures here were the inspiration for many of Mark Twain’s most famous works.
Mark Twain’s wit was evident when he spoke or wrote about Hannibal. Reminiscing about his humble origins here, he once said: "Now in Hannibal where I was brought up, we never talked about money. There was not enough money in the first place to furnish a topic of conversation."
I’m sure this town also instilled in him the decency and common sense that he would hold to all his life. As an old man far removed from his boyhood days, he famously told others: "Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest."

- Sarah Palin

Govenor Palin: Land of Lincoln

From SarahPac:

We had a wonderful morning touring the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. About a year ago, I was honored to give a speech before the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. for the Restoring Honor Rally. Standing in the shadow of that massive monument to the Great Emancipator might make one forget that this heroic leader came from very humble beginnings in what was considered at the time a very remote part of the country. In fact, the east coast establishment long dismissed Lincoln as just a frontier political figure, and he never really won over that establishment. But it was as a "prairie lawyer" in Springfield that Lincoln honed the oratory and debate skills he used to persuade and inspire his fellow Americans in freeing the slaves and preserving our Union. These heartland roots are what made him who he was.
It was truly inspiring to learn more about this great man from those who tend to his legacy with such devotion. We learned a wealth of information about the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and Lincoln’s life. Many thanks to the professional staff, volunteers, and historians at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum for all they do to preserve this important aspect of American history and educate future generations.
- Sarah Palin

See photos here and here.

Govenor Palin: Good Sunday Morning!

From SarahPac

Good morning from Springfield, Illinois!

We had another great day yesterday traveling through the Midwest. We stopped to walk in the footsteps of Ronald Wilson Reagan at his alma mater Eureka College, enjoyed fried chicken at a local restaurant that “Dutch” frequented, and crossed on a few dirt roads following field after field of corn and soybeans.

Our country is an extraordinarily beautiful place.  But the people here are everything.  As Reagan said, “The most valuable lesson I learned at Eureka is that every individual makes a difference.” Individuals can make a difference. We have to.

The gritty, humble strength of America’s heartland is on display in the places we’ve visited the last few days, where individuals work together to pull resource and bounty from our land. We’ve met so many great people who are committed to their community and united by strong values and love of country.

Thank you Eureka, Dixon, and all the places we stopped at yesterday.  This trip continues to inspire at every turn.

- Sarah Palin

P.S.  Congratulations to all those who participated in Ames yesterday.

Photos Of Governor Palin At The Ronald Reagan Museum and Eureka College - 8/13/2011

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sarah Palin: Visiting Reagan's Humble and Inspiring Beginnings

Latest from One Nation Tour:

Ronald Reagan once said, “While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.” It’s because I believe in America's future that I take such inspiration from our past. We just visited Ronald Reagan’s childhood home in Dixon, Illinois. This beautiful small town along the Rock River is where Reagan learned the values that shaped him – the same values that have historically made America strong – thrift, hard work, fortitude, optimism, and courage in the face of adversity.
As a nation, we must reconnect with those values if we’re to truly restore all that is good and strong about the USA. Meeting the fine Americans in this small town on the river where Reagan saved 77 lives brought all this home for me.
Thanks to the wonderful volunteers who keep Reagan's memory alive. The restoration and tours of our beloved President's home are significant. Thank you, Dixon!
- Sarah Palin
P.S.: Allow me to share below the piece I wrote for USA Today’s special commemorative edition on President Reagan’s Centennial:

I had the privilege of coming of age during the era of Ronald Reagan. I like to think of him as America's lifeguard. As a teenager, Ronald Reagan saved 77 lives as a lifeguard on the Rock River, which ran through his hometown of Dixon, Ill. The day he was inaugurated in 1981, a local radio announcer famously declared, "The Rock River flows for you tonight, Mr. President."
The image of the lifeguard seems to represent what Reagan was to America and to the freedom-loving people of the world. He lifted our country up at a time when we were in the depths of economic, cultural and spiritual malaise. We were told that we must accept that the era of American greatness was over; but with his optimism and common sense, President Reagan held up a mirror to the American soul to remind us of our exceptionalism.
Reagan showed us that despite a deep recession, there could still be morning in America. He could speak to the economic troubles facing ordinary Americans because he understood what it was like to live through a Great Depression where families scraped to get by. And yet, he saw us recover from our Great Depression, and under his leadership we experienced the greatest peacetime economic boom in our history. He could speak to our fears that our years as a superpower were over, because he understood what it was like to see America at war and really fear that we might lose. And yet, he saw us win two world wars, and under his leadership we won the Cold War without firing a single shot. Reagan's belief in American greatness was rooted in historic fact, not blind optimism. He was a sunny optimist because he knew that our best days are yet to come.
Today, when we hear the worry in the voices of Americans wondering where the jobs will be for our children and grandchildren and wondering if the world will be safe and prosperous in the years to come, we should remember Reagan's faith in our inherent heroism and greatness. When we see people around the globe looking to the White House for leadership, we should remember Reagan's steel spine. He understood America's purpose in this world and what we need to do to secure liberty. As Margaret Thatcher said of him, "He sought to mend America's wounded spirit, to restore the strength of the free world, and to free the slaves of communism." He sought those things and he succeeded.
This year, as we celebrate the centennial of Reagan's birth, let's remember the lifeguard from the Rock River who rescued us with his optimism and common sense. We need more lifeguards like him.

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Photos Of Governor Palin At The Iowa State Fair

Below are some photos posted by SarahPac of Sarah Palin at the Iowa State Fair:

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Governor Palin's Interview On Hannity August 12

Part 1

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Sarah Palin: Nothing Compares: An Inspiring Day At The Iowa State Fair

Latest post at SarahPac:
It was wonderful to be back in Iowa today to visit the historic Iowa State Fair! Thank you for the invitation and tremendous hospitality, Iowa friends. We had the opportunity to meet more great Americans from the heartland and talk about the issues confronting our country today and the sort of leadership we need to move forward. Iowans have big hearts and a great deal of common sense, which makes visiting here all the more inspiring and insightful. Like the majority of Americans across the nation, the good folks here know that our country is in need of a restoration of the free market and constitutional principles that have made us strong and free and will make us that again as we get our country back on the right track.
The work ethic shown here by these farm families is so encouraging. The kids involved in healthy activities like 4-H and FFA are proud, strong young Americans who’ll grow up to help feed the country and run the nation’s economic engine – our small businesses. Keep up the great work, farmers!
What an inspiring day with great Americans. Oh, and the butter cow really is amazing... as is the fried butter-on-a-stick, the fried twinkie, the pork chops, etc.!
- Sarah Palin