Saturday, August 1, 2015

Gov. Palin Notes Alexis de Tocqueville’s 210th Birthday




This past week was Alexis de Tocqueville’s 210th birthday. This brilliant Frenchman’s insight into our national character still rings true nearly two centuries after he wrote his famous book “Democracy in America.”
Ever insightful and prophetic, Tocqueville understood the dangers of big government. He feared that over time big government would strangle the free will of citizens, diminishing our capacity to think and act for ourselves and reducing us to “a herd of timid and industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd.”
But he offered solutions! "He hoped that those having read his prescient book would come to understand… democracy require(s) great attention and careful management. Specifically, he hoped, we would strive ‘to preserve for the individual the little independence, force, and originality’ that remains to him. In other words, when looking at any given policy, our lawmakers might look not at the benefits for their home district, or vainly calculate attention from the next media hit, but rather look at what any given policy proposal’s long-term effect will be on securing freedom and rights. Making individuals stronger, more independent, more able to resist the tyranny of the majority and of a constantly growing administrative state is the goal."
– Sarah P

Mark Whittington At 'The Examiner';"Palin all but endorses Donald Trump for president"

Noted Palin supporter Mark Whittington published an opinion piece at 'The Examiner':

"Sarah Palin all but endorses Donald Trump for president"

Sarah Palin published a piece in Breitbart Friday praising Donald Trump and giving the media the back of her hand for not only underestimating the business tycoon and media star but also for being afraid of him. Thus continued the most curious political friendship in American history. The multi-billionaire real estate mogul and the hockey mom mama grizzly from Alaska have very little in common, except a political philosophy and a tendency to go rogue and annoy a great many people. It is the most fascinating alliance since President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher teamed up and helped to destroy the Soviet Union while turning up the special relationship between America and Great Britain into high gear.
 Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump
Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
Palin’s endorsement, and it amounted to that though she never said, “I endorse Trump for President,” came on the heels of Trump expressing his admiration for Palin and suggesting that she might be in his government when (not “if” in his view) he wins the president. This love fest between the two unlikely pols caused Geoffrey Dunn, the author of a hit piece book against Palin, to leap the length of his chain.
Dunn, who has made a full-time career out of Palin-hating, concluded that Trump’s endorsement of Palin is proof positive that Trump is not serious about becoming president. He regards both politicians as the return of Huey Long and Joe McCarthy.
The problem is that neither Trump nor Palin quite match the caricatures that their enemies tend to make of them. Trump is bombastic and loud, but he is a multi-billionaire and frontrunner in the Republican nominating race for a reason. Palin is folksy and more than a little bit country, to coin a phrase, but she has a political mind as keen as Machiavelli’s, albeit tempered with Christian morality. Dunn is proving Palin’s point about Trump and by extension about her, that one underestimates the Donald at one’s peril. He has survived missteps and attacks that would kill any other politician. He may not go all the way, but so far he is plowing through with a grin on his face, a refreshing sight to behold.

Blog Title Change: "Palin-ism In the Presidency 2016"


Sharp-eyed readers will have noticed this site has changed from "Palin4President2016" to "Palin-ism in the Presidency 2016." I foreshadowed the possibility of this change in an earlier post;

"Updated:Palin To Put Supporters And Haters Out Of "Will She Run" Misery By (End) July?"


where I set out my reasons for believing that if Governor Palin had not declared a candidacy for the presidency by the end of July she was most likely not going to run.

July has come and gone and the basic premise that, in my opinion, no field structure, campaign staff and the usual accouterments of a run were not in place, she would most likely not be running-they appear nto to be and, again in my opinion she is not running for the 2016 nomination.

Her interview with Mark Levin where she stated:

"About her own political future Levin asked, "Would you ever consider running for office again? Whether it’s the Senate, whether it’s Governor, whether it’s President .. is that something you flirt with now and then? Or .. you’re done with it?"  Without providing any time frame, Palin answered "Oh, absolutely.  Yes absolutely.  I certainly love my freedom right now, oh my goodness it’s just heavenly .. But yes, certainly I would not be opposed to running for office at some point."

Makes it clear to me she has other priorities which C4P described, correctly in my opinion as:

"For now, the Governor appears focused on trying "to get good candidates all across the nation elected."  Palin emphasized that her PAC will continue to search for underdog candidates that aren’t "on anyone’s radar screen" and giving them a boost."

As I set out previously in my "credo" reproduced below this is not a "fan site" but a serious exploration of how to promote eternal conservative principles through the best possible vehicle, which vehicle is in my opinion, through Governor Palin and her supported candidates and support sites. This newly named site will continue, vehemently, to continue that quest through dedicated support of Governor Palin and her ideals, ethics and values.

If things change and Governor Palin decides to run I will of course change the title, and emphasis, back.
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Whilst We Wait On Governor Palin-A Credo


This site is not absolutely about Sarah Palin regardless of the Blog title. Of course I, and I am sure a massive number of others, judging by her Facebook followers being over 3 million, would wish her to run in 2016.

But Palin is only one person, and a person with massive family commitments, especially with Trig of course. It may be that she has developed a taste for the freedom from financial constraints and from media criticism worries, and is happy to enjoy the rest of her life in comfort and ease.

If so, good for her. Surely nobody else in public life has endured the slings and arrows of outrageous leftism over the last seven years and would be entitled to such a respite as her skills and endurance has gained for her.

There are of course many options for public involvement open to her. She will be in demand as public speaker for some time yet as an historic figure at least.

Palin can of course continue endorsing and campaigning for candidates she considers it important to do so. Her influence as an endorser is undiminished as e.g Ted Cruz in Texas will testify Sasse and Fischer in Nebraska etc etc can testify.

But even if none of these options appeal to her (which I doubt) this blog would change from Palin4President2016 to "Palin-ism In The Presidency 2016". No matter how great or influential and correct a person's political, social and economic  ideas and ideals are, they will outlive their originator if they have lasting value.

The "common sense conservatism" policies that Sarah Palin espouses and exemplifies, are lasting if not timeless and will be her legacy no matter what her personal future holds. An outline of  what she, and this site stands for are
AT THIS LINK

In the meantime, unless or until Palin herself  advises she will cease any activism which might lead her to make a run for office, the blog title will stay as it is. Should she decide to leave the political scene then a simple change of emphasis from the person to the policies the person espoused will suffice.

If Palin chooses not to run in 2016 but endorses a candidate
enthusiastically then, in that person "Palin-ism in the Presidency" comes into effect. Thus, in effect, Palin herself is the candidate and can be said to be running.

As for myself I have enormously enjoyed writing about Palin for all these years, don't regret a moment of it (except for having at times to dialogue with obsessed idiots from the likes of "Immoral Minority.) I have through this site honed my writing ability, such as it is and have had many articles published at major avenues.

Most of all I've enjoyed the company of many wonderful, intelligent and dedicated people and for that above all I thank Governor Palin.



Governor Palin Welcomes Donald Trump's Campaign Rise;UPDATE Analysis From 'Conservatives4Palin'

Ask yourself: just who ARE these windbags? And what do they build? Towers of paperclips? Lists of Twitter followers? Trump’s supporters are delightedly defying pithy prim “opinion makers” who think Americans are incapable of choosing our leaders with
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What a hoot to watch pundits clutching their pearls and whimpering for smelling salts aghast over the latest “shocking” thing Donald Trump said, while The Donald ignores them and continues to soar. Silly kingmakers just don’t know what to make of this. Well, we do!
The elites are shocked by Trump’s dominance, but everyday Americans aren’t. Everywhere I’ve gone this summer, including motorsport events in Detroit full of fed up Joe Six-Pack Americans, the folks I meet commiserate about wussified slates of politicians, but then unsolicited, they whisper their appreciation for Trump because he has the guts to say it like it is.
Trump’s unconventional candidacy is a shot in the arm for ordinary Americans fed up with the predictable poll tested blather of squishy milquetoast career politicians who campaign one way and govern another. But it’s not just how Trump says it, it’s what he’s saying.
Trump has tapped into America’s great populist tradition by speaking to concerns of working class voters. He talks about fighting to bring back our factories. When was the last time a candidate talked passionately about reclaiming our manufacturing base (and knew what he was talking about)? What other candidate chooses American workers over the multinational corporations donating to their campaigns? Who other than Trump is talking about the dangerous trade deficits deindustrializing America and stealing our jobs? The old Arsenal of Democracy that allowed us to win World War II is now such a distant memory that we can’t even build the parts for our own military equipment – we need China to manufacture them for us. How can a great nation maintain its greatness without a manufacturing base? Or without secure borders for that matter?
Trump focused in on two major populist grievances: the loss of working class jobs due to awful trade agreements, and the unfair competition for those jobs – along with security threats – due to the flood of illegal immigrants pouring across unsecured borders. To these, Trump offers bold, brash solutions based in common sense and real world experience.
Now throw in Trump’s candor about “winning” and you understand why his message catches fire. As General Patton said, “Americans play to win all the time.” But those of us outside the Beltway can see that America isn’t winning. Our enemies laugh at us. Our friends can’t rely on us. China is outpacing our military superiority. Putin thumbs his nose at us. ISIS seizes territory our sons and daughters fought and died to liberate. Iran gloats over the idiotic and ultimately catastrophic nuclear deal the White House caved on. Our friends in Israel shake their heads at our betrayal.
Trump diagnoses our problems as incompetent leadership. Who can argue with that? How many politicians promised to secure our borders? So, why aren’t they secured? How many politicians promised to grow American jobs? So, why did they vote for Obamatrade? Is it any wonder that Americans are telling status quo politicians, “You’re fired”?
For everyday Americans the beauty of Trump’s candidacy is that he’s not a politician. There’s hope the guy who wrote “The Art of the Deal” can finally close the deal on all the broken promises of career politicians. Maybe the man who actually builds things, big things, can rebuild America’s entrepreneurial spirit with government put back in its proper place.
The average American doesn’t ask for much. We want security and the freedom to prosper. Many politicians are now offering solutions for security, but what about our prosperity? Trump boasts about his wealth, and average Americans cheer him on. This is the secret the chattering classes will never get. Americans don’t begrudge wealth honestly earned. We celebrate it! Trump made his money the old fashioned way with brick and mortar. He built big buildings and proudly stamped his name on them. He actually created jobs – lots of them. Like so many great American entrepreneurs, Trump has the flair of a showman but the sensibilities of an ordinary guy. He may be a billionaire, but refreshingly, there’s nothing elitist about him. He’s saying to the average Joe, “I worked hard and I succeeded and I want you to also." That’s the fabric of our national character woven by work ethic and dreams and drive. That’s America!
It’s no surprise pundits and politicos are determined to destroy a candidacy they can’t control or shape with their mere words. Expect marginalization of anyone speaking well of Trump’s efforts. He’s a threat to the permanent political class. Non-traditional candidates always are because when they’re in touch with the people, they show their guts and just do the right thing. They go rogue – and take flak from all sides. Some of us have the scars to prove that.
Thankfully, Americans are on to the media’s games. The politics of personal destruction has lost its shock value. We have serious problems in this country. Ferreting through old divorce records and playing gotcha with past misstatements are just stupid distractions. Shouts of “But he donated to Democrats!” won’t sway Trump enthusiasts. The man built a skyscraper in New York City – of course, he had donated to Democrats. If he was building it in Salt Lake City, I’m sure he would have donated to Republicans. “But he changed his mind on positions!” Reagan had been an FDR Democrat. Should we hold that against him or be grateful he saw the light?
Itty-bitty pundits thinking it’s clever to mock Americans’ opinions are finding the joke is on them. Cozy in their seat of judgment, blowing each other’s horns, protected by a glass screen. Ask yourself: just who ARE these windbags? And what do they build? Towers of paperclips? Lists of Twitter followers? Trump’s supporters are delightedly defying pithy prim “opinion makers” who think Americans are incapable of choosing our leaders without their dictates. The more the spotlight-seekers smear Trump, the more popular he gets. A friend emailed, "Tell those smart alecks bashing Trump on TV, ‘I love him because YOU hate him!'"
The GOP establishment would do well to listen to these voters and quit dismissing them. Reagan understood these blue-collar salt of the earth Americans. That’s why they gave him two landslide victories. If you want to win again, GOP, you need these good people.
Anticipate more battering and bashing storms around Trump. It’s still very early in the game; folks are keeping their powder dry with candidate support but are quite happy Donald Trump is in the race. More power to you, Donald. Here’s to “Making America Great Again”!

Governor Palin’s Op-Ed was originally published on Breitbart News: PALIN: TRUMP STUMPS MEDIA KINGMAKERS

UPDATE;ANALYSIS FROM CONSERVATIVES 4PALIN

Gov. Sarah Palin on the Namby Pamby, Milquetoast GOP





July 31st, 2015 • iizthatiiz
Governor Sarah Palin had admonishing words for a Republican party unresponsive to it’s constituency, calling for a "change from the top down those who are calling the shots."
Sarah Palin was invited by conservative radio host Mark Levin to share her thoughts on the current state of the GOP.
Agreeing that this large field contained several good candidates, Palin spoke of Donald Trump, saying "He’s speaking truth, he’s talking about the issues that people need to hear about, and he’s saying things that he average American would love to be able to say."
Palin seemed thoroughly disappointed with the Republican party and it’s leadership.  "Here we win back the Senate.  We send them to go do a job. And then nothing changes."  Referring to an electorate that gave the GOP control to put America back on track, Palin said they have blown the opportunity that voters gave them.  "In the real world, in the private sector, in business, you can’t get away with that.  You get canned."
Calling the GOP a "namby pampy, go along to get along milquetoast type Republican party", Palin called for a change in leadership, "How else will we change what’s going on in that agenda within the Republican party unless we change from the top down those who are calling the shots."
About her own political future Levin asked, "Would you ever consider running for office again? Whether it’s the Senate, whether it’s Governor, whether it’s President .. is that something you flirt with now and then? Or .. you’re done with it?"  Without providing any time frame, Palin answered "Oh, absolutely.  Yes absolutely.  I certainly love my freedom right now, oh my goodness it’s just heavenly .. But yes, certainly I would not be opposed to running for office at some point."
For now, the Governor appears focused on trying "to get good candidates all across the nation elected."  Palin emphasized that her PAC will continue to search for underdog candidates that aren’t "on anyone’s radar screen" and giving them a boost