All Posts Tagged With: "Sarah Palin"

Will Ryan Get The Palin Treatment?

As regards Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan as a running mate, I tend to agree with David’s initial reax; “Bring it on”. I look forward to the VP debates, which should be the highlight of the campaign for me. As Ace said on Twitter, the other day,

Let’s face it, no one picks Joe Biden for his brains. They pick him for his ability to casually insult different races without consequence.

Romney/Ryan

The VP debate will be a blood bath. Aside from the fact that Biden has the IQ of the average horse dropping, there’s a 27 year gap between Ryan and Biden. That’s the largest in 108 years, for VP candidates. I wonder if in the target rich environment that Obama /Biden presents, …


Observations on the August 11th Iowa GOP/Fox News Presidential Debate

Courtesy of State Central Committee member Gopal Krishna, my wife and I had great 8th row seats for the Iowa GOP/Fox News Presidential Debate.
The debate included: Speaker Gingrich; Governors: Huntsman, Pawlenty and Romney; Senator Santorum, Representatives Bachmann and Paul; and businessman Herman Cain.

I’m writing this post on Sunday morning, August 14th. I intended to write it before the Straw Poll, but I didn’t get it done. My observations will include some thoughts about the Straw Poll, although I was not able to attend it in person. I don’t believe in titling people as “winners” or “losers” so I will define my analysis in terms of my personal expectations.

Exceeded Expectations:

Governor Romney – Mitt Romney spoke powerfully and articulately on …


Palin: “Cap and Tax” Is a Dead End

She’s not wasting time.  With just under two weeks left before Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gives the reigns over to her Lt. Governor, Sean Parnell, we see the gloves come off regarding President Obama’s cap and trade tax energy plan.  She writes in an op/ed for the Washington Post:

I am deeply concerned about President Obama’s cap-and-trade energy plan, and I believe it is an enormous threat to our economy. It would undermine our recovery over the short term and would inflict permanent damage.

American prosperity has always been driven by the steady supply of abundant, affordable energy. Particularly in Alaska, we understand the inherent link between energy and prosperity, energy and opportunity, and energy and security. Consequently, many of us in this


President Obama, Day #…..

july2009Ah, who cares?

As disappointed as I was about the outcome of the last general election, I thought I’d take a few months off from writing and spend it observing this new global (dare I say, Intergalactic?) phenomenon that is our new President.  Today is July 6, and I fear that he is almost exactly what I thought he would be last summer, that is to say, pathetic.

Having said this, I have to confess that the reason I took some time from writing was that I wanted to be objective in my assessment of this man (as opposed to self-styled Deity).  So many conservatives have been lambasted precisely because they wouldn’t give President Obama a chance.  Not that he needed one, but we DO …


Which Way Should Conservatism Go? Well, How About We Try ‘toward Conservatism’?

You’re going to hear quite a bit from the left over ‘the death of conservatism’ over the next few weeks. But they’ve got it wrong. I say, what we’ve got is the death of compromised conservatism as espoused by George W Bush, his father, GHW Bush, and by more recently, John McCain.

This morning, we see a post from Helen Valois at Renew America, who calls this ‘conservative conservatism’. I can quibble with the name she chooses, but not her meaning…

What is conservative conservatism? It is a commitment to playing a good defense (or rather — except for the one, brief, shining moment of Governor Palin’s acceptance speech — a pretty flawed defense) when your opponents have gone decisively


Sarah Palin in Iowa One More Time

From IowaPolitics.com:

McCain campaign: Governor Palin is returning to Iowa
10/31/2008

Join us for a Road to Victory Rally with Governor Sarah Palin

Monday, November 3, 2008
Grand River Center
500 Bell Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
Doors open at Noon
Program begins at 2 p.m.

If you have questions or concerns please call the Iowa McCain-Palin Hotline: (515) 418-9322

Tickets are free and can be picked up at the following locations during the following times:

Dubuque County Victory Office
2560 Dodge Street
Dubuque, IA 52003
Friday: Noon to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Scott County Victory Office
1880 E. 54th Street
Davenport, IA 52807
Friday: Noon to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Linn County Victory Office


Stevens Guilty

I am not surprised at the guilty verdict handed down against US Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on seven counts of making false statements.  And nor should anyone else.  I stated earlier in the year that Alaskan Republicans needed to find another candidate, but they failed.  It amazes me that people like Ted can imagine that they are not only above the law, but that in the midst of failure they should continue on with their struggle for power when they should be focusing on dealing with the issue at hand… planning a appeal.   From The Hill:

The senator vowed to “fight this unjust verdict with every ounce of energy I have” and said he would return home to defend his seat.

“I am innocent. 


TCR Endorsements: President

Second Presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee

The major candidates for President are considerably closer in their policies and philosophy than the overwhelming rhetoric may lead you to believe. For some, this really is a hard choice.

It took a while for the conservative base of the Republican Party to get through the grieving process when it became apparent that John McCain was the nominee.  The result of that process is a candidate who has managed to reconcile with the base by both making statements that fit the conservative agenda more adroitly (some would say McCain is not exactly honest in this regard), and the addition of a stronger conservative on the ticket in the person of Sarah Palin.  McCain professes and hopefully holds to a more conservative leaning on some key …


2008 Election Thoughts

I’m tired of everyone dumping on George Bush.  I’m the first to admit that he has some serious leadership deficiencies, but he is the President and won the job fair and square twice, despite what the Libs think.  As President, he deserves our respect, just like Nixon and Clinton did.  For eight years, I had to  suck it up and respect a man who molested women half his age in his office.  Nearly all the issues Bush has had to deal with are a direct result of Clinton policies and Democratic bungling, particularly as it relates to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and “mark to market” accounting standards.  (For more information, see Brian Wesbury’s column in the Wednesday, October 1,  Wall Street Journal.)  For those


VP Debate Video

In case you missed tonight’s debate, video courtesy of C-SPAN.

Hat tip to fellow Swamp Stomper Sister Toldjah.

Follow our comments in the Live Blog of the debate.…


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