Friday, August 19, 2011

Robert Wiles: The Game Begins When Sarah Palin Lights The Torch

In a guest submission to Conservatives4Palin, Robert Wiles pens a terrific piece that resonates with the the theme of this blog.
Yes, as with the Olympic Games, they do not begin until that flame is ignited from the one who carries the torch. The games within America and basically around the world do not begin until that flame is ignited. The flame as of yet has not been lit, but we have seen for these last three years who carries that torch. We have seen over these last three years the following of that torch bearer, wherever she goes she is followed by her supporters, wherever she goes she is followed by the media, wherever she goes the one question is asked to the one who carries the torch. That question being, “when will you ignite that flame for the games to begin”.

Yes Americans, I talk about the one who is surrounded by all walks of life, that one being none other then Sarah Palin. Oh how much have we seen within these last 3 years the mystic of Sarah, the coverage of her. We have seen the contempt from the liberal media, democrats, progressives, liberals and left in hoping that this torch bearer would just drop that torch. We have seen within our own republican party and talking heads the contempt as well for Sarah and their displeasure in knowing that she has climbed the ladder to the top within their own party. We have seen the elites degrade her because of one simple reason and that being she is of the people, the paupers, the citizens of this country who just live to survive and are looked upon as just pawns on a chess board. Sarah has captured the hearts of many Americans, she has done something more then any other I have seen, she has become the icon for a culture of values and principles that many have recognized we need to relive so to make this country great once again.

Awhile back we saw Sarah begin a bus tour, we saw the frenzy from the media, we saw the mobs of people who wanted so much to just be in her presence. We saw the coverage that was like no other. We have seen the frenzy over Sarah’s postings on her Facebook page and Twitter account by not just the liberal media, but from everybody. What Sarah writes is NEWS, what Sarah SPEAKS is a story to behold and what Sarah DOESN’T do is more worthy of news coverage then her even doing. Friday, August 12th at the Iowa State Fair we saw once again the drawing power of Sarah Palin. For months we have been reading stories of flash mob youths raising havoc across this country, we have seen violence rage within these mobs of youths and the emptiness of the human spirit. That friday in Iowa, we saw another kind of flash mod and it wasn’t violent, it wasn’t empty of the human spirit, it was a mob of compassion, a mob of serenity, a mob that wanted to be among the one who captures the hearts of a people. These mobs of people who follow her is for a reason and that is puzzling to the power brokers of this country. They can’t comprehend that she is one who we the people can relate to because she is one of us.


Yes Sarah Palin is you and me, one who believes we as a people stand on values and principles and in that she connects as no other. For the masses, they see Sarah’s political being as secondary when comes to admiration for her values and principles. What the people see as their primary reason in admiring Sarah is so simple, they see themselves standing there. Yes, Sarah is the people’s candidate, one who wants to know us rather then own us. I remember back in the 1970′s there was also a period of time when Americans were captured by the presence of a being. That being was a horse called Secretariat. Now I am not putting Secretariat in the same category as a human being, but when it comes to sparking the human spirit, even an animal as a horse can give a people the mindset of serenity and happiness.

When Secretariat came upon us then, we were living the horrors of the Vietnam war, we were experiencing the class warfare as well, the clash between not just races but also among the youth and the elderly, the clash between the people and the government. We also had Watergate upon us as well as the turmoil of the 60′s cultural revolution. Back then the people needed hope, they needed to grasp onto an entity of comfort and strength to cure their lives. The people needed that spark once again within that human spirit, we were searching for purity and we saw it in Secretariat. Secretariat gave America that peace, that comfort, that identity within one’s soul. Many today will ever know that feeling back then, many will say that is quite stupid knowing a horse could do that, but if one lived back then, they would know what I am talking about. America was lost back then and living in an abyss of darkness. Secretariat changed all that, he won the triple crown in 1972, and people actually cried seeing his victory in the Preakness that year to win it all.


Sarah has yet to light that flame, but for many we have seen that hope she has given us and right now we are hoping she wins that triple crown as well…….mayor, governor and president. Secretariat gave us what we needed at a time of despair, he made us feel good once again. Sarah is giving us that strength in knowing we the people are the only vision for a great country, and in that we feel good about who we are. There are times through out history where someone or an event will come along that touches millions. I have witnessed two of those events. One took place back in 1972 when a country and people were lost as we are today. Back in that time period America was on the brink of disaster and a horse made us cry in lifting our spirits. Today I see another in Sarah Palin. We flock to one who has taught us we the people are somebody. I guess i can say I have seen a horse and a mama grizzly come forward during times of turmoil and make us feel good about who we are as a people. This country and the world awaits for one person, then the strategies and political furor begins. With Sarah, the people have the control, not the elites of the country. Now that is CONVENTIONAL, the politcians, media and elites are now playing by the rules of WE THE PEOPLE….!!!!
Governor Palin, we wait for you to enter the stadium and light the flame.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Did Ronald Reagan Write This?

Read this and tell me who wrote it.
We need to get this economy moving again, and the real stimulus we’ve been waiting for is domestic energy development. We must reduce our dangerous dependence on foreign oil by responsibly developing natural resources here. This will provide good paying jobs, reduce our trade deficit, increase federal and state revenue, ensure environmental standards, and actually stimulate our economy without incurring any debt. That’s real stimulus! Affordable, plentiful, and secure energy is the foundation of every thriving economy. Let’s make it the foundation of ours. Let’s do the opposite of President Obama’s manipulation of U.S. energy supplies. Let’s drill here, build refineries, and stop kowtowing to foreign countries in asking them to ramp up energy production which makes us even more beholden to them as we rely on their foreign product. Let’s move on tapping our massive domestic natural gas reserves. Natural gas is the perfect “bridge fuel” to a future when more renewable sources are available. It’s clean, it’s green, and we’ve got a lot of it. Let’s drill. Let’s build an infrastructure for natural gas cars and power plants. Energy development can help kick start our economic engine.

In addition to energy security, I embrace a pro-growth agenda that can make American corporations far more competitive on the global stage. (I will be writing more about this in the coming days.) We need to tell the world, “America is open for business again!” And let’s welcome industry by reducing burdensome regulations. The Obama administration keeps strangling businesses in red tape. From the EPA’s rulings to that nightmare known as Obamacare, the Obama administration is hanging one regulatory albatross after another around the private sector’s neck. Let’s get government out of the way and give the private sector room to breathe, grow, and thrive. We can provide businesses confidence to expand and hire Americans in a stable environment.

Be wary of the efforts President Obama makes to “fix” the debt problem. The more he tries to “fix” things, the worse they get because his “solutions” always involve spending more, taxing more, growing government, and increasing debt. This debt problem is the greatest challenge facing our country today. Obviously, President Obama doesn’t have a plan or even a notion of how to deal with it. His press conference today was just a rehash of his old talking points and finger-pointing. That’s why he can’t be re-elected in 2012.

Our economic news is disheartening and the task before us can seem daunting, but we must not lose our sense of optimism. People look around today and may see only the negative. They see a culture and a nation in decline, but that’s not who we are! America must regain its optimistic pioneering spirit again. Our founders declared that “we were born the heirs of freedom.” We are the heirs of those who froze with Washington at Valley Forge, who held the line at Gettysburg, who freed the slaves, carved a nation out of the wilderness, and allowed reward for work ethic. We are the sons and daughters of that Greatest Generation who stormed the beaches of Normandy, raised the flag at Iwo Jima, and made America the strongest and most prosperous nation in the history of mankind. By God, we will not squander what has been given us!

Our destiny is still in our own hands if we pick ourselves up and act responsibly and quickly. We must all get involved. Concerned Americans must seek truth, work harder than ever, and be willing to sacrifice today to ensure freedom tomorrow. Please get engaged in 2012 electoral politics and support experienced, vetted, pro-free market fiscal conservatives who will dedicate all to preserving our Republic and protecting our Constitution.
See who wrote this here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

As the liberal light flickers out, ours grows brighter

The journey back has been a long, tiring one. We thought we hit rock bottom after the financial collapse in 2008, but the solutions to that problem only prolonged our descent. The kicking of the can down the road has led us to today where our debt is unsustainable and our political deals are unacceptable. Are we at rock bottom now? The Dow drops as does our nation's financial rating from Standard & Poor's. Unemployment is high. Gas prices are high. Consumer confidence and the housing market are at all time lows.

Normally, it is at this point in the journey that the desert wanderers forge Aaron's calf out of gold and start worshipping it. Unrest begins to grow. But, conservatives know that despite how low we are as a nation right now, there is a light that has burning in the distance since we started this journey back in 2008. There is a sense that the light is growing closer.

Clarice Feldman at American Thinker describes the latest rage coming from the left as a sign that the liberal flame is dimming.
As time has passed, I have come to believe that the reactions I received represented a rage at the dying of all that which these men had embraced in the absolute certainty of the righteousness and soundness of their views, and their right to have them automatically accepted as the approved model for all right thinking people.
In fact, the tea party, Sarah Palin, and all of us who eschew bigger government and demand accountability and self-determination are beginning to expand our reach. We are, as reporters in England and Australia note with regard to the debt limit negotiations, showing up worldwide socialism as a foolish and bankrupt notion.
I suppose if I had coasted through my adult life secure in the belief that I was destined to rule others, that my thinking was the height of sophisticated reason and scientific logic, and I began to notice that that game was up, I'd be rude at dinner parties, too. I mean they are just raging at the dying of their light, aren't they?
As the liberal light dims, the conservative light grows brighter. More and more Americans are becoming disillusioned with the empty promise of hope and change. President Obama's approval ratings are on the verge of plunging under 40%.

Americans are sick of high gas prices. They're sick of being unemployed. They're sick of seeing their childrens' futures being mortgaged away with back breaking debt. They're sick of out of control spending and regulations. When this happens, it is always a sign that the party in power is just one election away from being booted out on their behinds with their stuff thrown in the street beside them.

John Smith writes at Conservatives4Palin:
We can no longer accept it. We no longer can just hope for the best. No matter our differences, the one thing that unites Americans is a common belief in wanting to be let alone, in wanting to make better lives for ourselves and our children, in wanting to have as little intrusion in our lives by others and by government, in wanting the rules to apply fairly and equally to all, in wanting a chance to pursue our American dreams, and in wanting our government, to the degree that it does affect our lives, to act constructively and in service of our constitutive principles.

So, this is my time for choosing, and I will choose Sarah Palin.
Knowing what we know about her governorship, if we can get people to put aside the media myths and leftist lies about her, we could have great confidence in her ability to turn this sinking ship around and bring it back to life. Ronald Reagan said it best. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way. Governor Palin holds the lamp.

Stacy Drake at Conservatives4Palin envisions it best:
Just imagine if this country opened up energy production, while simultaneously taking bold steps, – such as Governor Palin did in Alaska – to get it’s fiscal house in order. As you can see, it produces exactly the opposite outcome of what we are currently facing today. In the words of Governor Palin, “2012 can’t come soon enough.”
While Standard & Poor's was lowering our nation's financial rating, Moody's increased Alaska's to AAA. That says a lot about the potential of Sarah Palin as president.

At the same time, we see the failure of liberalism repeated again. In 1976, Jimmy Carter was elected president. We tried the big government approach then. It failed. The communist countries of eastern Europe tried socialism. It failed.

Today's Europe is now admitting that its hybrid model is failing as well. Governor Palin tweeted a link to an article by in The Telegraph where Janet Daley writes:
This was the heaven on earth for which liberal democracy had been striving: a system of wealth redistribution that was merciful but not Marxist, and a guarantee of lifelong economic and social security for everyone that did not involve totalitarian government. This was the ideal the European Union was designed to entrench. It was the dream of Blairism, which adopted it as a replacement for the state socialism of Old Labour. And it is the aspiration of President Obama and his liberal Democrats, who want the United States to become a European-style social democracy.
Also collapsing before our eyes is the lodestone of the Christian Socialist doctrine that has underpinned the EU’s political philosophy: the idea that a capitalist economy can support an ever-expanding socialist welfare state.
We have arrived at the endgame of what was an untenable doctrine: to pay for the kind of entitlements that populations have been led to expect by their politicians, the wealth-creating sector has to be taxed to a degree that makes it almost impossible for it to create the wealth that is needed to pay for the entitlements that populations have been led to expect, etc, etc.
History repeatedly has shown us its glaring examples of liberal socialism's failures. American history has shown us glaring examples of how unbridled conservativism has always been the antidote for the statist sickness whenever it befalls our nation. Ronald Reagan gave us the blue print the last time this happened. Sarah Palin knows that blueprint.

There is a sense of faith that our future is bright despite the current indicators. Sarah Palin's words continue to burn bright. With hope and dedication nothing is impossible, and the Almighty never abandons those who seek the light.

It may seem the darkest its ever been. It may look to be the lowest we've ever fallen domestically. But if you look off into the distance, the light does look brighter. Sarah Palin can bring us to that light. Her lamp of liberty guides our steps.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Sarah Palin the Great Communicator

When Ronald Reagan was dubbed "the Great Communicator," it ushered in an era when it became cool to be a conservative again. During the rise of liberalism during the 1960's and 1970's, the "silent majority" was made to feel as if their views were antiquated and outdated. We were moving into the modern age and we were expected to be "open minded" and "sophisticated." Conservatives were considered stuffed shirts. We've come a long way. We have a new communicator who demonstrates that the conservatives of today are really the fresh minded thinkers while liberalism is becoming old and stale.

When conservatism was on the ropes in 2008, there was a false sense that our country was moderating - moving to left. The election of Barack Obama created a moment when progressives came out into the open declaring an end to conservatism's "outmoded dogma." Even Republicans had been gravitating toward the center and taking more moderate positions out of this false sense that we were becoming a more liberal nation. The Republican Party nominated John McCain whose ACU rating of 83% had him straddling conservatism lite and moderate centrism.

Talk after the 2008 election was that the Republican Party would have to move more toward the center if it wanted to forge majorities necessary to win elections. This writer and many other conservatives disagreed. It has always been my position that the Republican who could best articulate the conservative philosophy would be the best person to lead our nation. Their articulation would allow the citizenry to continue clearly understanding the philosophy as younger people who were not alive or were too young to remember Reagan were entering the electorate (and it had better be explained to them correctly if it was not to be perverted, watered down or misunderstood).

Between 2004 and 2008, we lost our way. The conservative philosophy was not properly articulated. Yes, we had talk radio. But most of our political leaders were looking for different ways to box it up, market it, hide it or simply give it lip service. It was during those years that this writer can honestly say he saw the philosophy slipping away.

On September 3, 2008 in Minneapolis, MN, the demise of conseravatism was halted and the restoration of the Reagan philosophy had begun. We heard one of the greatest articulations of the philosophy ever given  since Ronald Reagan gave his final speech in 1992. Just when I thought conservatism was dead, that speech changed my mind.

The speech was given by a woman who speaks with a funny accent and uses colloquialisms in conversation. One wouldn't think that the next great articulator of the conservative philosophy would be someone who speaks with a working class Alaskan accent whose conversation is more down home regular folk than it is the king's English. Could we really get the best articulation of the conservative philosophy from a person who sometimes has a tendency to talk really fast when she gets excited or has had one too many Redbulls? You betcha.

Put a pen or a keyboard in her hand or put her on stage in front of thousands of people and she is as articulate and electrifying a speaker as anyone you will find. When she gave her VP acceptance speech, her cadence was correct, her pitch was perfect and she even navigated a tough part of the speech without a net after the teleprompter froze on her. She never missed a beat.

Sarah Palin is a trained broadcaster and journalist who understands how to communicate via both the spoken word and the written word. Her speech in Minneapolis was as Reaganesque as they get and her Facebook response to President Obama's comments about her Statement on the Current Health Care Debate was written like a post graduate college paper.

When her emails were released, analysts found that she wrote on a level that is excellent for a chief executive.

When you go back to footage of her as a broadcaster (she did the sports on a local television station), a city council woman, a mayor and a governor, the professional Sarah Palin was always able to put the redneck away and speak clearly and concisely when required. This is not new for her despite the comments of many that she is more polished today than she was four years ago. When Sarah Palin, the private citizen who some mock for her speaking style steps into a business situation, it's like she takes the gum out of her mouth and becomes this clear, consise, straight to the point crowd rallying speaker.

She has mastered the art of the sound bite. Death Panel. Hit me baby one more time. Palling around with terrorists. Don't retreat, reload. All of these are intentional articulations that her detractors mistake as the words of a gum chewing redneck. She is in fact masterful at the art of communication. If she wasn't so good at explaining her conservativism, the liberals wouldn't be so afraid of her.

Jedediah Bila explains why Sarah Palin is so effective.
SHE’S SCARY BECAUSE SHE’LL ACTUALLY DO WHAT SHE SAYS. That’s right, folks. They know she’s the real deal. They know that if she says it, she means it. And that scares the living daylights out of them.
She is so masterful at the art of communication that despite nearly three years of being constantly mocked, smeared and made the target of hateful diatribes, it's extremely rare than any written piece or verbal commentary designed to attack her ever goes near the facts or the crux of her arguments. It's always personal or about the family. It's always a twist, spin or an outright lie.

John Kerry and Barbara Boxer tried to debate her in the Washington Post by taking her on in the arena of ideas, disagreeing with her op-ed on Cap and Trade. They lost. Cap and Trade was later killed after emails surfaced showing that scientists were gaming the facts for political purposes. Charles Krauthammer, one of the most intelligent men of our times once asked her to leave the room during a commentary on Obamacare. He turned out to be wrong. Obamacare is in serious danger in the courts and is scheduled to be repealed the minute Republicans get control of the government again all because of a couple of words written by Sarah Palin: death panel.

She owns Facebook and Twitter. End of paragraph.

The liberals and the media that brain washed the American people into thinking she's a ditz knew full well to stay away from the facts and never let the truth get in the way of a good smearing. But when they did get close to the facts, they would get burnt. Her effectiveness and ability to communicate with her staff and the media was exposed when liberals tried to look for dirt while scouring through her emails from when she was governor. The only smoking gun they would find would be the one they held in their own hands as they danced off the pain of a self inflicted bullet wound to the foot.

She has won every debate she has participated in. She became governor of Alaska with her own version of "there you go again." The Wall Street Journal quotes debate moderator Christopher Clark's take on how Palin stayed above the fray during a primary debate with John Binkley and Frank Murkowski:
"Binkley and Murkowski went after each other, almost ignoring her, bickering back and forth," Mr. Clark remembers. Finally, he continues, "Ms. Palin interrupted and said 'Don't Alaskans deserve a better discourse than that?' It became the defining moment of the campaign."
She won both the primary debate and the general election debate. She defeated Joe Biden, a seasoned Senator, in the 2008 vice presidential debate.

So the next time you hear a high pitched voice screaming out "do you love your freedom?" just remember that this is the same woman who could calmly sit before ethics violation committees and be cleared of every one. This is the same woman who could bring a house down in Minneapolis, MN or a desert to life in Searchlight, NV.

We know exactly where Sarah Palin stands on the issues. She talks the talk and walks the walk. She has stood firm in her position on Obamacare and Cap and Trade. More recently, she has not wavered on the issue of the debt ceiling despite the carping of moderate Republicans and whining Democrats. What you see is what you get and what you get is right for America.

Palin's communication skills are covered brilliantly in a must read article by Bradley A. Smith at National Review Online:
The Sarah Palin who won Alaska’s governorship in 2006 came perhaps as close as any Republican in recent memory to recapturing the Reagan formula. She never wavered in or ran from her conservative positions on social issues, but she addressed them with understanding, compassion, and respect for opposing views. Like Reagan, she emphasized competence, economic issues, taxes, and frugality, and, again like Reagan, her instincts on taxes and spending were libertarian and deregulatory, though not dogmatically so.

She added to this social conservatism and political libertarianism a Reaganesque dose of populism, spotting symbolic issues (such as pledging to sell the state government’s jet) and exploiting an attractive, folksy public persona. Her approach was inclusive, seeking the support of moderates, independents, and Democrats, and it worked. Though substantially outspent in both the primary and the general election, she took out two former governors to become the first woman and the youngest governor in state history.
Sarah Palin is a voice for millions of Americans sick of the status quo business as usual politics of Washington. Hers is the articulation of everything many Americans feel and believe. She can take the hopes and dreams for our country and deliver it back to us in a beautifully spoken or written package. She can explain our frustrations to the press and to the voters.

Her ability to connect with so many makes them feel that pang of total agreement when she delivers our philosophy, the American philosophy, back to us in a way that would make Ronald Reagan proud. He's the only other great communicator in my lifetime who has ever been able to do that. That says a lot about Sarah Palin, the great communicator of our time.