Friday, April 27, 2012

Sarah Palin: Mourdock For Indiana

Governor Palin wrote the following on her Facebook page:
I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana. Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock. It’s not just Indiana that benefits from sending the right Senator to serve for the right reasons; the nation as a whole benefits, and that is one reason why the eyes of so many around the nation are focused on the Indiana race.

Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate who will fight for the Hoosier State, uphold our Constitution, and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent political class in D.C.

Richard Mourdock is the conservative choice for Indiana. Senator Lugar’s 36 years of service as a Senator are appreciated, but it’s time for the torch to pass to conservative leadership in Washington that promises to rein in government spending now.

Get the facts here. Learn more about Richard Mourdock at and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

- Sarah Palin

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sarah Palin: If I Wanted America to Fail, I’d Ban Kids From Farm Work

Governor Palin posted the following on her Facebook page:
The Obama Administration is working on regulations that would prevent children from working on our own family farms. This is more overreach of the federal government with many negative consequences. And if you think the government’s new regs will stop at family farms, think again.

My family is a commercial fishing family, and commercial fishing in Alaska is much like the family farm (but the year 'round farmers no doubt work harder than we do!). I guarantee fishing families wouldn’t stand for this nonsensical intrusion into our lives and livelihoods, and, as a former 4-H member, I don’t believe farm families will either. Our kids learn to work and to help feed America on our nation’s farms, and out on the water.

Federal government: get your own house in order and stop interfering in ours.

- Sarah Palin

Video: "If I wanted America to fail"

Governor Palin posted this video on her Facebook page

Richard Mourdock Ad: Too Long

This is an ad from Richard Mourdock running for Senate in Indiana

Monday, April 23, 2012

Texas Primary Voter Registration Deadline

     The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Texas primary is April 30.  The presidential primary on May 29 may go to a winner take all  delegate allocation system so it is very important that conservatives show up and vote in order to keep these delegates from Romney.  There will also be primaries for other offices on that same day.   See the links below for more information.

Texas elections

Texas voter information

Friday, April 20, 2012

Nebraska Primary Voter Registration Deadline

     Nebraska will be holding a primary on May 15.  Anyone needing to register to vote before this primary must do so by April 27.  Nebraska residents please take the necessary steps so that you can participate in this process.  See the links below for more information.

Nebraska elections site

Nebraska first time voters

Nebraska voter information

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Generations

Early Voting For West Virginia Primary

     Early voting for the upcoming primary in West Virginia begins on April 25 and runs until May 5.  Please be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to let your voice be heard if you are unable to vote on the date of the primary.  Remember, the goal is to deny Romney as many delegates as we are able to keep from him. 

West Virginia election calendar

West Virginia early voting information

West Virginia voter information

North Carolina Primary Early Voting Begins

     One stop voting for the North Carolina primary begins on April 19 and ends May 5.  From the North Carolina elections website: "One-stop Absentee Voting or Early Voting allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in-person on select days prior to Election Day. One-stop voting begins on the third Thursday prior to Election Day and ends on the last Saturday before the election."  The regular voter registration deadline was on April 13 "...however, individuals who miss the registration deadline, may register in person and then vote at an one-stop absentee voting site in the person's county of residence, during the one-stop absentee voting period."  See the links below for more information. 

Update: NC residents can vote for "uncommitted" if you don't want to vote for a particular candidate

North Carolina election dates

North Carolina one stop voting information

North Carolina one stop voting locations

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Voter Registration Deadlines For Arkansas, Kentucky and Oregon Primaries

     Please be aware of the following upcoming voter registration deadlines.  This process is not over until Romney has acquired 1144 delegates.

Kentucky voter registration deadline is April 23

Arkansas voter registration deadline is April 23

Oregon voter registration deadline is April 24

There Is No Campaign Strategy For 2012

     In October 2011 I wrote a blog post  in which I expressed doubt that "Anybody But Obama" will be effective in actually defeating him. And so I was extremely dismayed to peruse the headlines and see this title "Conservatives Lawmakers OK With Lack Of Passion For Romney."  It has always been my opinion that Anybody But Obama was promoted by the GOP Establishment so that they could encourage support for Romney without any pesky check into his moderate policy positions. They believe that the 2012 election will be a referendum on Obama's policies and that will be enough to defeat him.  If that were true, then the President that brought us $4 a gallon gas, unemployment above 8% and the vastly unpopular Obamacare should be losing in a landslide right now. Yet, based on current polls Obama leads Romney 227 to 170 in the electoral college.  Furthermore, without voters actually being enthusiastic about the GOP nominee there will not be contributions, voter registration drives or any other grassroots activities on the level needed to defeat a President who is doing all he can to maximize turnout of the liberal voters.  If Obamacare is overturned as I expect liberals will be very very motivated to go to the polls and give Obama four more years.  We need a GOP candidate that can get voters excited to not only show up at the polls, but to do all the hard and necessary work that will be required to defeat Obama in November.  We cannot beat something with nothing. We need a candidate we can inspire us.

New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware Primaries April 24

     On April 24, there will be primaries in New York, Delaware, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. With Rick Santorum's exit from the presidential race the GOP Establishment and the media are pushing the narrative the Republican nominee has been chosen. In fact this is not the case. Newt Gingrich is still in the race and Mitt Romney has not yet reached the 1144 delegates he needs to win the nomination.  Until he does, I encourage conservatives to keep voting for the non-Romney of your choice despite the efforts to discourage you.

Rhode Island elections site

Connecticut elections

Delaware elections

New York elections

Pennsylvania elections


Sarah Palin: Dear America, Our Orwellian President Fails on Energy

Governor Palin posted this on her Facebook page April 17:
Last Friday, former energy trader and now Fox News host Eric Bolling and I hosted a Fox special called “Paying at the Pump,” which offered President Obama solutions to reduce prices at the pump and get our country on the path to real energy security.

A genuine “all of the above” approach to energy independence is, of course, a multifaceted plan. It includes conservation and sensible private sector investment in sound alternative energy, and it absolutely must involve unleashing our domestic energy production. We cannot ignore the need to drill, baby, drill; frack, baby, frack; and mine, baby, mine. Those who are concerned about the environment and our dangerous dependence on foreign oil should encourage the development of natural gas as a clean and plentiful bridge-fuel to a more renewable future. We have enough clean, green natural gas in America to be energy independent for many decades—whether we use it for natural gas cars or natural gas power plants. We also need to look at our oil refining capacity and our regulations there. We must cut the job-killing, anti-domestic energy regulations of Obama’s EPA and IRS which create such burdens and uncertainty. Finally, Eric pointed out that we must do something about the Wall Street speculators. I know this is a touchy issue, but Eric’s points are valid.  Obama’s Federal Trade Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission appear to have no teeth in dealing with this because they haven’t cracked down on the president’s friends on Wall Street who are creating unnecessary oil market volatility. Eric suggested that we could reduce the problem of speculation by raising energy margin requirements.

In his press conference today, President Obama seems to have latched on to Eric’s idea of dealing with speculators. But the president proposed an outrageously expensive “fix,” claiming that he needs a boatload of tax dollars and bureaucrats to merely apply common sense to regulating oil trades and enforcing the authority the CFTC was already granted by the Dodd-Frank bill. This is ridiculous, and it’s not enough. Keep in mind that cracking down on speculation is only a small part of the solution. The key remedy is still drilling.

Basically, President Obama’s idea of an “all of the above” approach to energy is really “none-of-the-above” to the resources we use right now to power our economy. Take for instance the Obama EPA’s war against coal production (which he promised when he was a candidate), which will ultimately leave us with higher electric bills and less electricity. Because his cap and trade legislation got sidelined, Obama is now using his EPA to accomplish the same destructive goals by imposing draconian regulations aimed at crippling the coal industry. According to the Associated Press, Obama’s EPA will soon “force 32 mostly coal-fired power plants to shut down and threatens to close 36 others” and will eventually remove from our power grid enough electricity to power 11 million households. Just ask Californians how much fun “rolling blackouts” are. I suppose we can look forward to more romantic candle-lit evenings ahead as America moves backward with less energy, which must be more of Obama’s “leading from behind” strategy. I hope the folks up North have a hearty wood supply for their fireplace warmth, and that those in the Southwest don’t mind sweltering in the summer heat. Air conditioning takes up an awful lot of electricity; and in Obama’s America, energy will be scarce. As Mark Levin has pointed out numerous times, Obama’s policies will ultimately de-industrialize America.

But we don’t have to look to the future to feel the pain of Obama’s energy policies. Look at our current gas prices. The Obama administration is locking up federal lands to drilling. The EIA reports that production and sale of fossil fuels on federal lands dropped by 6% last year under Obama. Other studies show a 12% decline. When you hear the president boast of all the “new” drilling going on, he’s talking about production on private and state land that was in the works long ago and is not under his control. He doesn’t tell you how his administration has done everything in its power to strangle resource development with regulatory red tape and foot dragging on the permitting and leasing process. We hear his endless claims that we only have “2% of the world’s oil”—sometimes he adds “reserves” to that—but know that the White House is playing games with semantics. The Obama administration is using a subset of “proved oil reserves” to make it sound like America is energy poor! They’re deliberately distorting the true picture of our massive recoverable oil resources—most of which is on federal land that the government has locked up to responsible development. In short, the president is deceiving the public. As I’ve said before, the energy production “facts” and numbers President Obama repeats are skewed, deceptive and downright Orwellian.

Ironically, President Obama likes to remind us that global factors outside of our control affect the price of oil, but he never seems to make the connection that this is precisely why we should increase our domestic supply of oil by drilling here where environmental and worker safety standards are stricter than any foreign country from which we purchase oil, and that our increased domestic supply would put downward pressure on the price of oil. If Obama doesn’t think increasing the supply on the market affects the price at the pump, then why did he ask the Saudis to increase their production? And Brazil? Why did he open our Strategic Reserves last year to lower prices at the pump? Common sense tells you that, of course, increasing the supply of something has an affect on the price.

President Obama refuses to acknowledge this obvious truth because he doesn’t want to do what needs to be done. He isn’t interested in drilling, fracking or mining for the resources we actually use to power our economy. His idea of an energy plan amounts to dumping more of our tax dollars into the bankrupt green energy companies that his campaign donors invested in. It’s crony capitalism on steroids. He’s also in favor of “investing” your tax dollars into algae because he believes pond scum is the wave of the future. He also tells you to deal with gas prices by merely inflating your tires; getting a tune up; and, despite your work needs or the size of your family, ditch your larger vehicle for one he deems acceptably small. But what about the $4 per gallon gas prices that are devastating the budgets of American families, crippling our small businesses, and increasing the transportation costs of all goods shipped in America and thereby increasing the prices of everything we buy? Barack Obama’s answer to your pain is basically, “give me some flexibility here…” because “change isn’t easy.” Well, actually it is. It starts with getting rid of this energy illiterate administration.

Today, on Tax Day, our big, wasteful, and largely useless centralized government is taking hard-earned money from 85 million Americans.

The Republican Study Committee reports: “According to the non-partisan Tax Foundation, the country will work 107 days this year just to pay for federal, state, and local taxes. By their calculations, a larger share of Americans’ income will go to taxes than food, clothing & housing combined!”

And what do we get in return on our investment in big government? More marching orders from the faceless bureaucrats in D.C. More crony capitalism for the administration’s favored friends. More expensive conventions, vacations, parties (and Colombian hookers?) for the profligate Obama administration. Less energy security. Less allowance for resource development. More EPA regulations to de-industrialize our country and kill jobs. More opportunities shipped overseas as we allow others to produce for us that which our government refuses to allow us to produce for ourselves!

Aren’t we tired of this by now? Candidate Obama promised us a sensible energy plan to get us to energy independence. President Obama has failed to deliver it.

He fails to understand the fundamental truth that there is an inherent link between energy and prosperity, and energy and security. Oil prices affect everything in our lives, including where we send our sons and daughters in war. Developing resources here grows our economy, decreases our trade imbalance, creates hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs, and secures our union by eliminating our dependence on dangerous foreign regimes who use our energy insecurity as a weapon against us. Access to secure domestic energy will make us a more peaceful and prosperous nation.

Obama doesn’t understand this—just as he doesn’t understand the dangers of his wasteful spending. Our energy policy is also linked with our fiscal and monetary policies. In light of America’s unsustainable $16 trillion debt, there’s more talk about dumping the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency, which is the currency used to buy and sell oil. If that happens, we’ll feel the pain of inflation everywhere—especially at the pump. That, in turn, will trickle down to everything in our economy. Those living on fixed incomes and retirement pensions and annuities will feel the pain especially hard. So, this is one more reason to get government debt under control with sound monetary policy that doesn’t try to “inflate away” our debt with currency manipulation and gimmicks like quantitative easing.

Obama fails to understand this. He’s failed us as the nation’s stakeholders, and that’s why we must replace our CEO at November’s ballot box. As one audience member in our Fox special said, “I can’t fill my gas tank with hope and change.”

Wake up, America. November is around the corner. Change is easier than you’ve been led to believe.

- Sarah Palin

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sarah Palin: “Paying at the Pump” Solutions to Relieve Pain at the Pump

From Governor Palin's Facebook page:
Real energy solutions shall be presented! Please join Eric Bolling and me as we host an energy special this Friday, April 13th at 10pm ET on FOX called “Paying at the Pump.” We’ll present real solutions to solve our country’s rising energy prices and relieve America’s pain at the pump. And, yes, there are real solutions! We’ll discuss them and invite President Obama – in fact we’ll challenge the President – to adopt them for the good of our country. The White House will have an opportunity to put partisanship and its stubborn lack of energy common sense aside to get a handle on these outrageous prices. Please tune in Friday night. The energy special will also re-air on Saturday and Sunday.

- Sarah Palin

Friday, April 6, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline For North Carolina Primary

     The North Carolina primary for President as well as other offices is on May 8.  The voter registration deadline for this primary is April 13

North Carolina elections website

Sarah Palin: Happy Passover

From Governor Palin's Facebook page:
Todd and I would like to wish our friends in the Jewish community a Happy Passover. Tonight Jewish families throughout the world will gather and ask, “Why is this night different from all other nights?” We can all reflect on the courage and faith inherent in the Exodus story and know that the Almighty hears the cries of those who suffer and leads them to freedom. Chag Sameach!

- Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin: Good Friday: It’s About What’s Been Done For Us

From Governor Palin's Facebook page:
May we all have a peaceful and reflective Good Friday and remember what this day is all about. For Christians, this is a day of forgiveness – the ultimate day of forgiveness and mercy. In a recent blog post, Bristol explained this by quoting a lyric from a song: “After all, it’s not about what you’ve done, it’s about what’s been done for you.” Good Friday is about what was done for us. At her Catholic blog, National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez saw Bristol’s message and was reminded of something a priest friend told her: “live the present with God, leaving the past to His mercy and the future to His providence.”

The Living Bible’s translation of 1 Peter 2:24 promises that Christ suffered and overcame for us, and He is our example. And the Resurrection promise is “His wounds have healed ours.” That’s something to hold on to!

God bless you all on this Good Friday.

- Sarah Palin

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sarah Palin: We Remain Determined to Defeat Crony Capitalism

From Governor Palin's Facebook page:
Today we saw a small step forward in reform with the signing into law of the STOCK Act. Though many of us feel that the bill was watered down and thus could have been much stronger, this is at least a small step in the right direction. Obviously, there is still a lot more we need to do to combat government corruption (especially in addressing the rampant crony capitalism in our government’s executive branch, which we see so clearly on display in the Obama administration). The best parts of this Act are a requirement for more immediate financial disclosure (with lawmakers required to disclose their trading activities every 45 days instead of just once a year) and a provision that outlaws sweetheart IPO deals like the ones Nancy Pelosi benefited from in the past.

Today’s reform victory wouldn’t have been possible without the great research done by Peter Schweizer in his groundbreaking book “Throw Them All Out” and the investigative reporting of “60 Minutes” based on Peter’s book. We should all applaud them, and look forward to the next steps in our movement to eradicate the cronyism and government corruption in DC.

- Sarah Palin

Rebecca Kleefisch On The Record April 2

Wisconsin Lt. Governor is facing a recall. This is her campaign website.  Governor Palin gave her an endorsement last week.

Sarah Palin On Hannity April 3

Monday, April 2, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline For Virginia Local Elections

     Virginia will hold its elections for local city and town officials on May 1.  Those needing to register to vote must do so before the deadline on April 9.    An unofficial list of local candidates can be found here or voters can go to this site to find out what is on their ballot for this election.

Virginia elections site

Virginia voters election and registration site

Indiana Primary Voter Registration Deadline And Absentee Voting

     Indiana will hold its Presidential Primary and primaries for other offices on May 8.  Anyone needing to register to vote must do so by April 9 if they want to vote in this primary.  Also, be aware that April 9 is also the first day that it will be possible to vote absentee for this election.

Indiana elections site

Indiana voters site

2012 Indiana primary candidates

Quin Hilyer: This Race Is Far From Over

     Despite the efforts of the GOP Establishment to proclaim Romney the winner and end the primary contests for the Republican nomination, Quin Hilyer wrote a detailed article in The American Spectator about why this race is not over yet.  Some excerpts:

No, no, no. The Republican presidential nomination really is not over despite the parade of rather craven endorsements now flowing Mitt Romney's way.
Before I go any further, a few words of explanation. Please bear with me. Part One of this column will explain why I am writing this right now. Part Two, the meat of it, will explain the actual delegate arithmetic in play, while also providing part of a tutorial on caucus/convention systems. Part Three will "game out" the remaining contests. Part Four will explain why a contested convention could be very much to the benefit of the Republican Party and its presidential candidate.

... It therefore galls me to see media accounts, and delegate counts, that misrepresent the possible or likely results of district and state confabs, which in truth can produce outcomes remarkably different from primaries. Because much of the "race is over" narrative relies on these potentially mistaken delegate counts -- and because about half of all the nation's Republican voters still haven't had a chance to weigh in on this contest, and will effectively be disenfranchised if the battle is concluded prematurely -- it is extremely important for both pundits and voters to understand where the narrative may be flawed.

The Santorum campaign has asserted that the delegate race is notably closer than the punditocracy has indicated. Their contentions largely have been dismissed by that same punditocracy, with some analysts describing the Santorum claims as inhabiting "fantasyland."
Here's why the truth is probably somewhere in between.

Part Two To understand why, one must understand that the differing assertions almost all involve caucus/convention states, and must understand that those states tend not to award delegates proportionally. Instead, they encourage results that approach "winner-take-all" decisiveness.
As a hypothetical, imagine a district caucus in which only two candidates are competing to choose, perhaps, five delegates to a state convention. Now imagine that 199 voters participate in the caucus. Imagine that exactly 100 of those 199 are firmly committed to one of the two candidates. If those 100 are disciplined, and can agree among themselves to let no more than five of their number run for the delegate spots, then they will win all five of those delegate spots regardless of what the opponents do. Why? Because all five of Candidate A's delegate designees would receive exactly 100 votes, while none of Candidate B's delegate designees could receive more than 99 votes. An almost perfectly evenly split caucus (100-99) would therefore produce a unanimous delegation to the state convention.
I highly recommend reading the entire piece.