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Gold Medal Monday – Updated





Happy Monday everyone!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Did anyone see our fantastic gold medal skeet shooter?  She rocked the clay house!  99 freaking hits…out of 100. I have a new female hero, Kimberly Rhode, so today’s post belongs to her. Our female gymnasts were really great too.  I didn’t get to watch all the events but so far I think USA is representin’ really well.

** NEW**  This hero also gets a tribute in today’s post. What an amazing woman!

So the person who chose to lead the dumbass parade this weekend was Dick Cheney.  He was waving the flag with pride as he led his little group of Russell Brand, Kathy Griffin, CNN and all the usual suspects.  Cheney isn’t done yet. He is still on World News tonight and then a full recap on Nightline.

If you missed his comments, first we all want to know what exciting thing you were doing this weekend to miss it and second you can go here to catch up on his comments.

Liz Cheney tweeted that she disagreed:

“Rarely do I disagree with best VP ever but @SarahPalinUSA more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. Huge respect 4 all she’s done 4 GOP.”

Um… I’m still skeptical.  I agree that it was a nice and classy thing to do but sincere? not sure… I think Daddy is trying to secure a Cabinet position for his little girl.  This seems a bit of trying to have your cake and eat it too.  Let’s trash Palin but we don’t want to alienate her supporters and base because we need them so daddy will do the trashing and daughter will give out warm fuzzies.  Let’s see if they are dumb enough to fall for it… Honestly, almost anyone in America is more qualified than Obama and Biden combined. How about tweetingthat Gov. Palin was qualified to be POTUS in 2008 or that she is just as qualified as Mittens if not more and with a far better record to be POTUS in 2012.  THAT would make me think Liz is sincere. Saying Palin is more qualified than Obama/Biden combined is like saying Mitt is more conservative than Pelosi, duh…

Mark Levin puts in his 2 cents on the subject

Steve at C4P has a great write up on it too…

Doug Powers at Malkin’s site weighs in…

Lloyd Marcus & Andrea Shea King speak out…

Tony Lee of Breitbart gives a beat down to Cheney…

 

Let’s take a moment to remember this:

 

 

So what seems clear is that while common sense would tell someone that a winning strategy is to run against Obama and Bush/GOP establishment,  Romney has decided to run against Obama and Palin.  His slogan seems to be “hey, at least I’m not one of them…”.  He is aligning himself with Bush & the establishment instead of against them.  Um.. that isn’t going to win it Mitt.  In fact, that is a plan for disaster and epic failture but hey what do I know… I’m just a housewife…

News Roundup:

So is this where some of the government bailout money went?

Really? Just who is going to be rioting?  It won’t be conservatives or the GOP so maybe the DNC should simply get ahold of their party…

I’ve been saying this for months… when people can’t see a measurable difference in policy and record then this will be exactly why Obama is likely to win Colorado…

Sadly, no one is listening to what you are saying because you sent Darth Vader out to trash Palin…   maybe that wasn’t such a good idea after all…  this is one issue that needs a big voice… once again, your ego screwed it up…

Hmmmmm… what DO they feed those justices for breakfast up there?…

They have no new blood in the party…

In case you know anyone, who knows anyone…

Well this should bring about world peace…  /s

Updates:

CNN regrets their stupidity…

Palin is featured in a Steelman TV ad…

McCain defends Palin…

Gov. Palin records a robo-call for Martha Zoller…

Nolte points out just how wrong elder Cheney is…

 

Have a great day everyone.  Enjoy the Olympics and go USA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • 99Dual99Citizan99

    Oh, you’re fiesty’ firelight and I like it! ! !  Now, be a good girl and “sit down and shut up.” ROFL.

    • Firelight

      LOL, that is a tall request Dual :)

  • 99Dual99Citizan99

    Oh, you are feisty and I love it. My favourite part has to be,”I’m just a housewife……. What do I know?” Firelight, your chosen name is perfect. Keep up the great work! ! ! ! ! Now, “be a good little girl and sit down and shut up.” R.O.T.F.L.

  • John_Frank

    Good morning,

    Firelight, as always thanks for the news round up.

    Agree with your analysis of what Romney and his campaign are doing.

    See this comment:
    http://palin4america.com/2012/07/world-games-weekend-edition/#comment-602535503

    (I wrote my comment before reading your analysis. Honest, I swear.)

    In other news:

    People might enjoy this bill board picture:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=285536421553955&set=a.243440802430184.55887.243380955769502&type=1&theater

    It is a picture of bill board under a set of McDonald’s golden arches with the following text:

    “Michelle Obama says McDonalds makes you fat. We promise we haven’t gone anywhere near her ass.”

    (h/t Conservative Veterans For America)

    Ouch. Had a hard time typing that because I was laughing so hard.

    Okay, that’s it for now.

  • John_Frank

    Ross Douthat: Defining Religious Liberty Down
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/opinion/sunday/douthat-defining-religious-liberty-down.html?_r=2

    Mr. Douthat writes in part:

    It may seem strange that anyone could look around the pornography-saturated, fertility-challenged, family-breakdown-plagued West and see a society menaced by a repressive puritanism.

    But it’s clear that this perspective is widely and sincerely held.

    It would be refreshing, though, if it were expressed honestly, without the “of course we respect religious freedom” facade.

    If you want to fine Catholic hospitals for following Catholic teaching, or prevent Jewish parents from circumcising their sons, or ban Chick-fil-A in Boston, then don’t tell religious people that you respect our freedoms. Say what you really think: that the exercise of our religion threatens all that’s good and decent, and that you’re going to use the levers of power to bend us to your will.

    There, didn’t that feel better? Now we can get on with the fight

    h/t Instapundit – http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/147596/

  • John_Frank

    FYI – here is a much better video of Sarah Palin speaking at the Ted Cruz GOTV rally:

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

    ICYMI, this is Peter Schweizer’s new project. I think he will be discussing it with Hanitty tonight…

    “Government Accountability Institute”
    http://g-a-i.org/ 

    “The Government Accountability Institute’s mission is to investigate and expose crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer monies, and other governmental corruption or malfeasance.The Government Accountability Institute is comprised of a team of investigative researchers and journalists committed to fairness and fact-driven reporting. Know of an instance of crony capitalism or government corruption? Enter it in the “Report a Corruption” form to the left. Your personal information will remain confidential.”

    • RefudiateGOPe

       I hope that Schweizer has recruited Governor Palin to be a part of his effort.  There is no one better to give a voice to the mission of GAI.  I don’t know how GAI is going to raise the funds to support its efforts, but Sarah’s involvement would help raise megabucks.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

        Absolutely…

      • Firelight

        My guess is that she helped inspire his new efforts.  They both have a passion for cleaning up the corruption.

    • TENCOLE

      Pete…..Mr Schweizer needs to get a hold of  Adam Andrzejewski and “For The Good Of Illinois”…
      http://forthegoodofillinois.org/

      What a terrific pair they’d be. ♥

    • TENCOLE

      Pete…..Mr Schweizer needs to get a hold of  Adam Andrzejewski and “For The Good Of Illinois”…
      http://forthegoodofillinois.org/

      What a terrific pair they’d be. ♥

  • Bill589

    Dick Cheney is ‘trending’ on Yahoo News because he said Palin for VP was a mistake.

    No mention in either of two articles about how Liz Cheney disagreed.
    (Wouldn’t want to cancel out any damage her Dad may have made.)
    Journalism is dead in the LSM.

    The elite of both halves of government, the Left and Right, are against her and us.  The CBC of DC.
    Pray for Sarah’s safety and success.

  • RedDaveR

    Thank you Firelight.  Great piece on Chaney and always enjoy your news roundup.

  • RefudiateGOPe

    Over the last 3.5 years much has been written regarding where to place the blame for McCain losing in 2008.  Reasonable people know that Governor Palin was not responsible for the loss, and the exit polls back that up. 

    Many people cite McCain suspending his campaign as the reason the tide turned in favor of Obama. While suspending the campaign was a stupid move, something happened that I think was the real factor in the shift.  It took place at the WH when leaders from both parties met with GWB to discuss the possible collapse of the financial sector.  The Democrats appointed Obama as the lead voice in those discussions.  They were smart enough to bring the campaign right into that room.  They projected him as their great leader, and it worked.  On the other hand, McCain looked impotent and out of touch.  He had nothing of substance to say and he fortified the beliefs of many that he was a tired, worn-down old man who was grasping at relevance while struggling to keep up.

    I still can see that group sitting around that table, and imo, that’s the moment that McCain lost the election.  After that meeting adjourned, I told my wife that the election was lost. 

    • cookboy

       ”After that meeting adjourned, I told my wife that the election was lost.” Same here. 

      • Gelston

        when did he jump the shark? my choice is when he was accused of being too tough on obama and he said obama would be a good POTUS,

  • John_Frank

    .@AGUGrizzlies: GROUND REPORT; @SarahPalinUSA and @TedCruz Rally
    http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/07/agugrizzlies-ground-report-sarahpalinusa-and-tedcruz-rally.html

    I reference this post because Thomas Schmitz has included information on how people can help the Cruz campaign with the GOTV effort even if you do not live in Texas.

    So folks, lets do everything we can to help Ted Cruz win the primary!

  • BostonBruin

    Good morning!

    Mark America has a great commentary on the Dick Cheney nonsense. http://markamerica.com/2012/07/29/shooting-off-again-dick-cheney-leads-the-attack-on-sarah-palin/

    “The GOP establishment is rightly sensing a bit of a revolt forming in the rank-and-file, as many conservatives are not altogether thrilled with the presumptive Republican party nominee.  He knows there is a move afoot to ditch Mitt Romney at the convention, and he sees Sarah Palin as one of the threats to the Romney ascendancy because the grass roots of the party loves her.

    Whatever happens in this election cycle, it is the aim of the establishment to be sure that none but another member of the extended Bush clan rise to the nomination in 2016.  Hammering away at Sarah Palin now, in 2012, helps to solidify the notion that Governor Palin is a political has-been, and one who was never qualified for the office in the first place.”
    ———————————————————————–
    My two cents is that I think part of what Cheney is trying to do is set the stage for the announcement of a non-flashy VP pick like Rob Portman or Tim Pawlenty. We should know by next week.

  • Gelston

    please stop

  • http://twitter.com/EmilyBaxterUSA Emily Baxter

    Good morning from the East Coast! :)  

    Question for the masses: Does Willow really have a Twitter? I’ve had some disagreements on that. Not sure and I want to follow the real one if she does. 

    Played in church yesterday. The flautist next to me played a D natural instead of a D sharp because she didn’t look at the key signature. After she finished we looked at each other and snickered. Thank goodness our worship leader was at our other campus. 

    I’m now allowed to put anything on my walls in my room. So behind my bed I have a “praise wall” and it has Bible verses and all sorts of inspirational stuff. I really like it. 

    I do believe that the Establishment is more focused on ruining Palin then actually fighting Obama. Which is super sad. The objective is to get Obama out of office, not tearing Palin to bits. PPC sucks.

    Thanks for listening. :)

    • Firelight

      I don’t know if that is really Willow on twitter or not. I have my doubts but I followed just to see anyway. 

      I am waiting to see if this person follows Brisol’s twitter or Todd’s twitter (even though he doesn’t use it, it is there & I bet he starts when his show starts).  Bob and Mark are also on Twitter so if this is truly Willow, I expect to see some logical follows.

    • blackbird

      “D natural instead of a D sharp” you could always use the excuse of improvising if you ever find yourselves in that situation and need to explain. The tension of the natural and sharp clashing adds a dissonant jazz flavor :-)

    • blackbird

      “D natural instead of a D sharp” you could always use the excuse of improvising if you ever find yourselves in that situation and need to explain. The tension of the natural and sharp clashing adds a dissonant jazz flavor :-)

  • section9

    Oh  stop. Dick Cheney doesn’t follow anyone’s orders, but he did make a deal.

  • BostonBruin

    Awesome TV ad that Sarah Palin did for Sarah Steelman! This is the first time I can recall SP doing an ad like this.

    According to the latest polling, Steelman is slightly behind John Brunner. Primary is August 7.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/29/EXCLUSIVE-Palin-Stars-In-TV-Ad-For-Missouri-Senate-Candidate-Sarah-Steelman?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29

    • 99Dual99Citizan99

      Thank you very much for posting this BostonBruin.  ” This is the first time I can recall SP doing an ad like this.” I really enjoyed the video and I thank you again for posting. Now, let me ask you a question BostonBruin,” Who comprised the Uke line?

      • BostonBruin

        The “Uke line”? Don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve only lived in the Boston area for the past 34 years, so maybe you’re before my time here.

        • 99Dual99Citizan99

          You are right BostonBruin, I am before your time or as my daughter would say,” I am before everybody’s time.” However, the Uke line was comprised of Bronco Horvath, Vic Stasiuk and John Buyck. Out of Boston,I believe. Perhaps, a good trivia question next time you are at Cheers.

      • hrh40

        Youkilis?

        • 99Dual99Citizan99

          Please, don’t feel you have to respond to this post,hrh40 but I must admit, I just don’t understand, what your response means? Maybe it’s just that I am a radio kinda  guy.

          • hrh40

            I thought maybe Uke was shorthand for Youkilis, as in, Kevin Youkilis, former Red Sox player.

          • hrh40

            I thought maybe Uke was shorthand for Youkilis, as in, Kevin Youkilis, former Red Sox player.

            • 99Dual99Citizan99

              Thank you for your response, hrh40. Good try.

            • 99Dual99Citizan99

              Thank you for your response, hrh40. Good try.

        • 99Dual99Citizan99

          Please, don’t feel you have to respond to this post,hrh40 but I must admit, I just don’t understand, what your response means? Maybe it’s just that I am a radio kinda  guy.

  • section9

    Firelight’s analysis of Liz’s tweet was, upon reflection, far sounder than mine own. Liz is covering her backside and obviously understands that the Palin questions have been fed to her father deliberately.

    Liz wants to be Governor of Wyoming. Beyond that, however, Liz’s dad believes that Liz can be a President someday. So do I, by the way. But Liz might have a rival out there.

    One of the pitfalls of Palin being out of power is that she is at a disadvantage to people like Liz Cheney, who will one day be a sitting Governor of Wyoming. In the short run, however, Dads is trying to get Liz that job at Interior so she can send swag out to the Energy Companies and build up chits for a gubernatorial run in 2014 or 2018. Matt Mead, the incumbent, may go for two terms, which would set things up nicely for Liz in 2018. Or Mead could go to DC to a Cabinet job to make room for Liz. Depends on what the Old Man decides before he passes on.

    I guess a far less charitable interpretation of Liz’s tweet is in order until proven otherwise, especially given the fact that Big Dick is in the middle of a full-blown propaganda offensive against Palin. They are really upset about the Cruz/Dewhurst race and even if Steelman loses in Missouri, a Cruz victory will give a whole newfound credibility to Palin’s downticket attraction. The Downticket people will be banging on Palin’s kitchen door. Mitch McConnell doesn’t give a rat’s a$$ what the Bush Family wants: he wants the Leader’s gavel and Committee Chairs and control of the Rules Committee. Palin’s increasing strength among the Rank and File is something that the Bush Family and Team Frat House have been trying to kill off.

    One important note: all of Palin’s enemies in the GOP are stuck making 2008 arguments. Has anyone noticed that? I notice that Firelight has. They’re all stuck in the past, while Palin herself is talking about the relevant problems of the present day with the Administration in power now.
    That’s one of the reasons I think Palin doesn’t get down in the mud with these people in the GOP; it’s a trap. Long term, I think it’s best for Palin to do what she’s doing and keep talking to people about what’s going on in the now.

    That’s what matters to voters.

    • TENCOLE

      Section and firelight…..you’re both right. It’s so obvious what the Cheney’s are up to, that even a newbie political junkie like me can see right through them.

      Bolton, Rubio and now Cheney…….men I truly respected at one time. *sigh*

      • senator20526

         I am having trouble following the train of thought here……When people say bad things about the  Governor…..we wonder why others don’t come to her defense……..but when they do….we question their motives……..

        • Firelight

          I think the biggest issue is that elder Cheney has no political future. His heart issues prevent him from serving again. He has not been a Bush acolyte in the past and in post Bush years had really aligned himself more with conservatives. So why diss every conservative’s favorite leader?

          The Cheney ladies and Dick himself have spoken favorably of Palin in the past so for him to come out now and say anything against her is just odd.  However, he didn’t just say anything, he repeated Mitt’s favorite narrative to push against Palin almost verbatim.  This means that he has cut a deal with Mitt.  Since we know that elder Cheney has no political future that means only one thing.  Dick cut a deal with Mitt for a position for Liz and that would require Liz to be fully aware of what deal was being made as it would have to work for her.

          That is why her tweet is suspect.  She knew there was a deal. She knew this statement was coming.  I bet she still takes whatever position it is that she wanted anyway.

          I did mention in my post that was nice and classy for Liz to tweet what she did.  I just think there may have been some self-serving reasons for it as well which negates some of the sincerity.

          I guess we will see in time if Mitt wins, what position Liz gets.

          • LS as guest

            Succinctly put.

          • John_Frank

            A couple of thoughts:

            - Watch the McCain interview through his eyes. Take into account everything that has taken place over the last 6 months. I believe that what Cheney said was the “straw that broke the camels back.” I did not see McCain as being nervous during the F&F interview. Rather, I believe he was livid and was working very hard to keep his anger under control, channeling it to make his point even more forceful.

            - If Romney continues to “slag” on Palin and McCain to bolster his VP selection, and by chance Romney wins the election, Liz Cheney can forget receiving Senate approval for a Cabinet post.

            - If Romney does not do right by Palin, i.e. the attacks do not stop and she does not receive a prime time speaking slot, with the opportunity to write and deliver her own speech, and Romney wins the election, Liz Cheney can forget receiving Senate for a Cabinet post.

            Could be all wet, but the “game” just got very nasty and McCain is not above holding someone “hostage” to get what he wants.

            Also, don’t forget that:

            - McCain likes a good game of poker, and

            - He is not afraid to dive bomb the enemy.

            Meaning, it is no skin off his back if the situation blows up and Romney ends up with egg all over his face.

            Let’s not forget that Romney had to strip down and spread them to go through Culvahouse’s vetting; i.e. Senator McCain knows where all the bodies are buried.

            Gee, wouldn’t it be a shame if a brown envelope was to find its way onto a reporter’s desk, say at the New York Times or the Washington Post.

            This could get “very interesting” for those who are into “dirty tricks” and the “black arts” of politics.

          • John_Frank

            A couple of thoughts:

            - Watch the McCain interview through his eyes. Take into account everything that has taken place over the last 6 months. I believe that what Cheney said was the “straw that broke the camels back.” I did not see McCain as being nervous during the F&F interview. Rather, I believe he was livid and was working very hard to keep his anger under control, channeling it to make his point even more forceful.

            - If Romney continues to “slag” on Palin and McCain to bolster his VP selection, and by chance Romney wins the election, Liz Cheney can forget receiving Senate approval for a Cabinet post.

            - If Romney does not do right by Palin, i.e. the attacks do not stop and she does not receive a prime time speaking slot, with the opportunity to write and deliver her own speech, and Romney wins the election, Liz Cheney can forget receiving Senate for a Cabinet post.

            Could be all wet, but the “game” just got very nasty and McCain is not above holding someone “hostage” to get what he wants.

            Also, don’t forget that:

            - McCain likes a good game of poker, and

            - He is not afraid to dive bomb the enemy.

            Meaning, it is no skin off his back if the situation blows up and Romney ends up with egg all over his face.

            Let’s not forget that Romney had to strip down and spread them to go through Culvahouse’s vetting; i.e. Senator McCain knows where all the bodies are buried.

            Gee, wouldn’t it be a shame if a brown envelope was to find its way onto a reporter’s desk, say at the New York Times or the Washington Post.

            This could get “very interesting” for those who are into “dirty tricks” and the “black arts” of politics.

            • Firelight

               I really, really hope you are right.  I’m just not sure if McCain has the nerve anymore to play such hard ball. He was so weak against Obama. 

            • Firelight

               I really, really hope you are right.  I’m just not sure if McCain has the nerve anymore to play such hard ball. He was so weak against Obama. 

              • John_Frank

                People have been critical of Senator McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign and return to Washington to deal with TARP.

                20/20 Hindsight Perhaps?

                Before Senator McCain returned, the Democrats had negotiated an agreement with President Bush.

                Under the original agreement, among other things the first 6% of the funds repaid by the Banks was to go into an account and be used to fund ACORN.

                (Note: I could be wrong about the percentage, but I know it was significant and that the ACORN money was to come off the top.)

                I will always remember the picture of McCain, Obama, Pelosi, Reid and Bush at the table in the White House after everyone has come to Washington. McCain has this angelic look on his face. Obama is absolutely livid.

                Why? Because one of the terms that McCain insists come out of the original agreement is the ACORN slush fund, monies that the Democrats wanted to help fund GOTV efforts, etc., etc.

                Over that weekend a new agreement is negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats. Sunday afternoon, McCain appears on TV to tell the country that an agreement has been reached and the legislation will be passed by the House on Monday.

                On Monday, the House holds a vote. Before the vote, Pelosi gives a speech in which she blames the whole mess on the Republicans and President Bush. House Republicans are enraged. Enough decide not to vote for the legislation that this allows Pelosi to let the legislation fail in the House. In response the Stock Market drops roughly 700 points.

                After the vote we see a press scum with angry House Republicans blaming Pelosi for the failure. The press is unbelieving.

                That afternoon McCain appears alone before the cameras to speak to the Country.

                He had played hard ball with Congress, the President and Obama. A new and better agreement had been reached, but his political gamble has failed.

                Pelosi has played partisan politics and House Republicans have let him down, falling for the trap. He knows that he has lost the election. But he speaks calmly in an effort to reassure the public.

                The next scene we see is Obama giving a speech on the campaign trail, in which he talks about how sometimes the ride can get bumpy, but not to worry, the landing will be smooth. Obama looks cool, calm and in control.

                The media commentators pan McCain, while blaming House Republicans for scuttling the new deal that was negotiated in good faith with Speaker Pelosi and praise Obama.

                McCain gets blamed for the Stock Market panic and is made to look weak and ineffectual because he cannot control his own party.

                Obama is made to look cool and in control. Everyone says how “Presidential” Obama looks.

                The public is not told that:

                - Obama and the Democrats had insisted on a huge slush fund for ACORN, as part of the original agreement,

                - With McCain’s intervention this was removed from the “deal” and the original agreement is significantly improved,

                - Instead of acting for the good of country, Pelosi gives a purely partisan speech before the vote in a calculated effort to scuttle the deal to favor Obama.

                McCain took a huge risk. If he pulls it off, he will be the hero who saved the country from a financial meltdown.

                He gets the new deal, but is rolled on the vote. McCain is made to look weak and is blamed for the ensuing stock market collapse. Obama is made to look Presidential and in control.

                That’s it. The election is over. The rest is history.

                Should McCain not have stopped his campaign to hold up the deal, but instead come out in opposition of the bailout?

                Politically that would have been the smart play, but since the Democrats controlled Congress, the Democrats would have passed legislation that among other things gave the Democrats a huge slush fund for ACORN.

                So, McCain did what he thought was right and played hard ball with Congress, the President and Obama for what he perceived was the good of the Country.

                For that effort he gets panned in the conservative media for supporting a bailout.

                Because the legislation did not pass the House that Monday, he is made to look weak and is blamed for the Stock Market Collapse, while Obama is praised for looking Presidential.

                McCain gambled, played hard ball and lost the election.

                In hindsight it is easy to say that McCain “panicked” and played it wrong.

                But in the midst of the battle, is that what really happened?

                This time, if Romney does not change course, McCain’s honor gets trashed all over again and Obama likely wins the election.

                In an event let’s see how it plays out.

                P.S. Excuse the long post.

              • John_Frank

                People have been critical of Senator McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign and return to Washington to deal with TARP.

                20/20 Hindsight Perhaps?

                Before Senator McCain returned, the Democrats had negotiated an agreement with President Bush.

                Under the original agreement, among other things the first 6% of the funds repaid by the Banks was to go into an account and be used to fund ACORN.

                (Note: I could be wrong about the percentage, but I know it was significant and that the ACORN money was to come off the top.)

                I will always remember the picture of McCain, Obama, Pelosi, Reid and Bush at the table in the White House after everyone has come to Washington. McCain has this angelic look on his face. Obama is absolutely livid.

                Why? Because one of the terms that McCain insists come out of the original agreement is the ACORN slush fund, monies that the Democrats wanted to help fund GOTV efforts, etc., etc.

                Over that weekend a new agreement is negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats. Sunday afternoon, McCain appears on TV to tell the country that an agreement has been reached and the legislation will be passed by the House on Monday.

                On Monday, the House holds a vote. Before the vote, Pelosi gives a speech in which she blames the whole mess on the Republicans and President Bush. House Republicans are enraged. Enough decide not to vote for the legislation that this allows Pelosi to let the legislation fail in the House. In response the Stock Market drops roughly 700 points.

                After the vote we see a press scum with angry House Republicans blaming Pelosi for the failure. The press is unbelieving.

                That afternoon McCain appears alone before the cameras to speak to the Country.

                He had played hard ball with Congress, the President and Obama. A new and better agreement had been reached, but his political gamble has failed.

                Pelosi has played partisan politics and House Republicans have let him down, falling for the trap. He knows that he has lost the election. But he speaks calmly in an effort to reassure the public.

                The next scene we see is Obama giving a speech on the campaign trail, in which he talks about how sometimes the ride can get bumpy, but not to worry, the landing will be smooth. Obama looks cool, calm and in control.

                The media commentators pan McCain, while blaming House Republicans for scuttling the new deal that was negotiated in good faith with Speaker Pelosi and praise Obama.

                McCain gets blamed for the Stock Market panic and is made to look weak and ineffectual because he cannot control his own party.

                Obama is made to look cool and in control. Everyone says how “Presidential” Obama looks.

                The public is not told that:

                - Obama and the Democrats had insisted on a huge slush fund for ACORN, as part of the original agreement,

                - With McCain’s intervention this was removed from the “deal” and the original agreement is significantly improved,

                - Instead of acting for the good of country, Pelosi gives a purely partisan speech before the vote in a calculated effort to scuttle the deal to favor Obama.

                McCain took a huge risk. If he pulls it off, he will be the hero who saved the country from a financial meltdown.

                He gets the new deal, but is rolled on the vote. McCain is made to look weak and is blamed for the ensuing stock market collapse. Obama is made to look Presidential and in control.

                That’s it. The election is over. The rest is history.

                Should McCain not have stopped his campaign to hold up the deal, but instead come out in opposition of the bailout?

                Politically that would have been the smart play, but since the Democrats controlled Congress, the Democrats would have passed legislation that among other things gave the Democrats a huge slush fund for ACORN.

                So, McCain did what he thought was right and played hard ball with Congress, the President and Obama for what he perceived was the good of the Country.

                For that effort he gets panned in the conservative media for supporting a bailout.

                Because the legislation did not pass the House that Monday, he is made to look weak and is blamed for the Stock Market Collapse, while Obama is praised for looking Presidential.

                McCain gambled, played hard ball and lost the election.

                In hindsight it is easy to say that McCain “panicked” and played it wrong.

                But in the midst of the battle, is that what really happened?

                This time, if Romney does not change course, McCain’s honor gets trashed all over again and Obama likely wins the election.

                In an event let’s see how it plays out.

                P.S. Excuse the long post.

        • Firelight

          I think the biggest issue is that elder Cheney has no political future. His heart issues prevent him from serving again. He has not been a Bush acolyte in the past and in post Bush years had really aligned himself more with conservatives. So why diss every conservative’s favorite leader?

          The Cheney ladies and Dick himself have spoken favorably of Palin in the past so for him to come out now and say anything against her is just odd.  However, he didn’t just say anything, he repeated Mitt’s favorite narrative to push against Palin almost verbatim.  This means that he has cut a deal with Mitt.  Since we know that elder Cheney has no political future that means only one thing.  Dick cut a deal with Mitt for a position for Liz and that would require Liz to be fully aware of what deal was being made as it would have to work for her.

          That is why her tweet is suspect.  She knew there was a deal. She knew this statement was coming.  I bet she still takes whatever position it is that she wanted anyway.

          I did mention in my post that was nice and classy for Liz to tweet what she did.  I just think there may have been some self-serving reasons for it as well which negates some of the sincerity.

          I guess we will see in time if Mitt wins, what position Liz gets.

      • senator20526

         I am having trouble following the train of thought here……When people say bad things about the  Governor…..we wonder why others don’t come to her defense……..but when they do….we question their motives……..

    • Lipstick

       Outstanding post!!

    • Lipstick

       Outstanding post!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

    “Jimmy Dimora sentencing today caps 4 tumultuous years of county politics”
    http://www.cleveland.com/countyincrisis/index.ssf/2012/07/jimmy_dimoras_sentencing_is_to.html

    In just a few moments there will close a terrible political scandal in Cleveland, Ohio when Jimmy Dimora is finally sentenced to the big house. Four years ago the FBI raided his home and a number of county offices.

    Dimora was Chairman of our Cuyahoga County Democratic Party AND one of the three County Commissioners for over ten years. The exposure of his manifold corruption and cronyism was a bi-partisan effort. I think Sarah would be proud of what the corruption busters of Cleveland have achieved…

    UPDATE: “Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora arrived at U.S. District Court for sentencing this morning in a wheelchair.
    He was wheeled to the courtroom door in a wheelchair then used a walker to enter and walk to the defense table.
    He is wearing an orange short-sleeved shirt with white sleeves and orange pants.
    His hair is short and he has no beard. He is wearing glasses…”

  • hrh40

    It is a horrible, horrible thing to ever wish that anyone was in hell.

    You need to tone it down.

    “Good people can disagree.” Sarah Palin

  • hrh40

    McCain defends Palin, but an awful lot of laughing going on. What’s that about?

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2012/jul/30/mccain-im-proud-of-sarah-palin/

    • Firelight

      I’m going to go with nervous laugh on this one (I hope).  I think in Cheney’s same interview he also says that McCain was the wrong man for the job in 2008 or something like that so maybe McCain was a bit nervous as to where the next question was going?

  • 99Dual99Citizan99

    “Polls are for strippers and cross country skiers” but I must admit, I cling to them, almost as much as I do to ” my guns,bible and constitution,” especially when they appear, to be in Sarah Palins favour.

  • 99Dual99Citizan99

    Eh, what’s not to like about a Canadian?

    1) We go along to get along.
    2) We’re polite and well-mannered.
    3) We even say thank you to our bank machines. Yep, that sounds like us.

  • Gelston

    I went to the largest Jewish university in the US.
    I had many wonderful friends there who taught me a lot.
    This deal with liz cheney is typical of Christians. mr. Cheney bashes Sarah Palin on national TV and it is carried on every news outlet.
    Liz says less than 72 characters and the Cheneys are apparently forgiven.
    People who understand you know that you are raised to turn the other cheek. unfortunately, in the 21st Century, that is not always in your best interest.
    Leaders of the conservative movement should ask Mr. Cheney if he meant what he said and if he plans to keep saying it. If the answers are “yes” and “yes”, then it’s “game on’, as far as I am concerned. No turning the other cheek.

  • TENCOLE

    The scariest part of the “civil unrest article”….

    “Another recent DHS move to gear up was back in March of this year, when it gave the defense contractor ATK a deal to provide the DHS with 450 million .40 caliber hollow-point ammunition over a five year period. On top of that, the DHS has recently purchased a number of bullet-proof
    checkpoint booths and hired hundreds of new security guards to protect government buildings.”

    Why is it that I can’t get Obama’s “National Defense Resources Preparedness” EO out of my head?….that, and how all the conservative pundits were telling me not to worry about it?

    • senator20526

       No wonder Hugo Chavez likes Obama over Romney…..They must have a student-teacher relationship……

    • senator20526

       No wonder Hugo Chavez likes Obama over Romney…..They must have a student-teacher relationship……

  • http://www.twitter.com/whitneypitcher Whitney Pitcher

    Good morning!

    How about that Olympic shooter? That’s the 99% I want to support! :)

    I have to say though that the qualifications to get into the all around for women’s gymnastics is ridiculous–and socialistic– though. They only take the top two athletes from each country. So the American gymnast-Jordyn Wieber- who finished third of the Americans, but is ranked fourth in the world, didn’t get to make it, while some less skilled athlete from some other country gets to go one. This is the same for other countries like Russia who are talented–they only get to send two athletes to the all around. I think the UN must have written the rules; they should let the top 24 gymnasts compete regardless of what countries they’re from or if the field ends up being dominated by the Americans, Russians, and Chinese.

    It’s cool to see the Governor active in ads for the candidates these days, and it’ll be exciting to see Ted Cruz and Martha Zoeller come out on top tomorrow. :)

    On another note, here are some spot on words from another Palin endorsee–Rebecca Kleefisch:http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/312574/becky-knows-best-kathryn-jean-lopez

    • 99Dual99Citizan99

      Thank you for the “round-up” of the news,Whitney Pitcher and a special thanks for all you do to support Sarah Palin. Wanted to also say thank you for all your columns as I have really enjoyed them.

      • http://www.twitter.com/whitneypitcher Whitney Pitcher

        Thanks. :)

      • http://www.twitter.com/whitneypitcher Whitney Pitcher

        Thanks. :)

    • 99Dual99Citizan99

      Thank you for the “round-up” of the news,Whitney Pitcher and a special thanks for all you do to support Sarah Palin. Wanted to also say thank you for all your columns as I have really enjoyed them.

    • LS as guest

      I would think the obvious solution would be to let the top three go–and therefore not potentially deprive the third best in the world of a bronze medal.  (If you ain’t in the top three in your own country, you shouldn’t be a medaler worldwide.)

      That of course would increase the number of Olympians from major countries by 50% and decrease the cachet with the designation, however.

    • LS as guest

      I would think the obvious solution would be to let the top three go–and therefore not potentially deprive the third best in the world of a bronze medal.  (If you ain’t in the top three in your own country, you shouldn’t be a medaler worldwide.)

      That of course would increase the number of Olympians from major countries by 50% and decrease the cachet with the designation, however.

      • http://www.twitter.com/whitneypitcher Whitney Pitcher

        I think they can keep the number who make it to the all around finals at 24, but just have the athletes with the top 24 scores in the preliminaries advance–regardless of what country they’re from. 

      • http://www.twitter.com/whitneypitcher Whitney Pitcher

        I think they can keep the number who make it to the all around finals at 24, but just have the athletes with the top 24 scores in the preliminaries advance–regardless of what country they’re from. 

  • hrh40

    Just sent this email to Erica Ritz at theblaze.com for her egregious error in this story:
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/liz-cheney-splits-with-father-on-palin-remarks-more-qualified-than-obama-and-biden-combined/

    “Hello Ms Ritz:

    Please correct the sixth paragraph in your story “Liz Cheney Splits with Father on Palin Remarks.”

    “Game Change” is not Palin’s book: It is John Heilemann’s and Mark Halperin’s book.

    This is an important correction because Palin’s team has publicly and vocally disagreed with the “Game Change” book and film:

     

    http://www.sarahpac.com/posts/statement-on-game-change

    http://www.sarahpac.com/posts/game-change-we-can-believe-in

    http://www.sarahpac.com/posts/here-they-go-again-dot-dot-dot

    Thank you.”

    Will someone help us monitor the story to see if she corrects the error and report back here?

    Thanks!

    • hrh40

      Update: Erica responded thusly:

      “Hi Heather,

      Thanks for catching that!  I’ve corrected the post, and it should be live any minute now. 

      Best,

      Erica ”

      And we have victory, story amended thusly:

      http://www.theblaze.com/stories/liz-cheney-splits-with-father-on-palin-remarks-more-qualified-than-obama-and-biden-combined/
      :) !

      • hrh40

        Just to be specific, the original story read:

        “After Palin’s book “Game Change” was released, …”

        Erica has corrected it to read:

        “After the controversial book “Game Change” was released, …”

      • hrh40

        Just to be specific, the original story read:

        “After Palin’s book “Game Change” was released, …”

        Erica has corrected it to read:

        “After the controversial book “Game Change” was released, …”

        • Firelight

          You rock!!

          • hrh40

            Just call me Anderson Cooper, “keeping them honest.”

            Or something.

          • hrh40

            Just call me Anderson Cooper, “keeping them honest.”

            Or something.

        • Firelight

          You rock!!

      • senator20526

         It is lazy journalism when citizens have to correct them….good catch.

      • senator20526

         It is lazy journalism when citizens have to correct them….good catch.

    • hrh40

      Update: Erica responded thusly:

      “Hi Heather,

      Thanks for catching that!  I’ve corrected the post, and it should be live any minute now. 

      Best,

      Erica ”

      And we have victory, story amended thusly:

      http://www.theblaze.com/stories/liz-cheney-splits-with-father-on-palin-remarks-more-qualified-than-obama-and-biden-combined/
      :) !

    • 99Dual99Citizan99

      Wanted to say thank you hrh40 for standing up for Sarah Palin. It’s pretty bad when we have to take on more than just the Democrats. Thank gosh for modern technology.

    • 99Dual99Citizan99

      Wanted to say thank you hrh40 for standing up for Sarah Palin. It’s pretty bad when we have to take on more than just the Democrats. Thank gosh for modern technology.

  • http://twitter.com/CoolChange80 Michael

    Dick Cheney was a terrible VP. He has irrevelant after 2004. Him and Bush deserve to be pariahs for what they did. It is Bush/ Cheney that attack Sarah Palin and are our imediate enemies in the party. Can you even name 3 Bushies that are strongly Pro-Palin . Palin has to beat the Bush machine. The Bush family has gradually built a choke hold on the GOP since the 1940′s.

  • http://twitter.com/CoolChange80 Michael

    Dick Cheney was a terrible VP. He has irrevelant after 2004. Him and Bush deserve to be pariahs for what they did. It is Bush/ Cheney that attack Sarah Palin and are our imediate enemies in the party. Can you even name 3 Bushies that are strongly Pro-Palin . Palin has to beat the Bush machine. The Bush family has gradually built a choke hold on the GOP since the 1940′s.

  • 99Dual99Citizan99

    Just in case Gelston doesn’t win Yakima’s “citizen of the year,” I’d vote for him to be the sites, Lone
    Ranger. “There, I said it.” Now, you figure it out.

  • 99Dual99Citizan99

    Just in case Gelston doesn’t win Yakima’s “citizen of the year,” I’d vote for him to be the sites, Lone
    Ranger. “There, I said it.” Now, you figure it out.

  • 99Dual99Citizan99

    “I’m not for sale.”        Sarah Palin           That ladies and gentlemen, could be worth a lot.
    I’m flabbergasted.

  • 99Dual99Citizan99

    “I’m not for sale.”        Sarah Palin           That ladies and gentlemen, could be worth a lot.
    I’m flabbergasted.

  • ProudAmerican247

    On cheney making the idiotic comment that Sarah Palin had “limited gov’t experience”.

    The Ignoramus should read the book…”Sarah Takes On Big Oil”.

    The gopElitist would have to dial back his stupid and at the same time, deceptive drivel.

    • hrh40

      Actually, Sarah Takes on Big Oil may have been one of the reasons why Cheney said what he did.

      He’s Big Oil.

    • hrh40

      Actually, Sarah Takes on Big Oil may have been one of the reasons why Cheney said what he did.

      He’s Big Oil.

      • section9

        Superb response, although I think Big Dick was Oil Services, to be specific. Ran Halliburton, iirc, before becoming Bush’s VP.

      • section9

        Superb response, although I think Big Dick was Oil Services, to be specific. Ran Halliburton, iirc, before becoming Bush’s VP.

  • ProudAmerican247

    On cheney making the idiotic comment that Sarah Palin had “limited gov’t experience”.

    The Ignoramus should read the book…”Sarah Takes On Big Oil”.

    The gopElitist would have to dial back his stupid and at the same time, deceptive drivel.

  • ProudAmerican247

    On the other hand, cheney may be right about Sarah having “limited gov’t experience”…

    Yes, Dick, zero experience in corruption, cronyism, globalism, socialism and gopElitism.

  • ProudAmerican247

    On the other hand, cheney may be right about Sarah having “limited gov’t experience”…

    Yes, Dick, zero experience in corruption, cronyism, globalism, socialism and gopElitism.

  • John_Frank

    Some thoughts on two interesting developments:

    - Sunday afternoon, CNN issued a statement of regret re the playing of Stupid Girls intro music to their story about Sarah Palin going to Chick-Fil-A. The statement of regret was made to Hollywood Reporter and the Wrap, being two of major TV trade papers.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sarah-palin-chick-fil-a-cnn-355724

    (Nice picture of the Governor with the Hollywood Reporter story.)

    http://www.thewrap.com/tv/column-post/cnn-sarah-palin-stupid-girls-intro-unintentional-49846

    (The wrap also links to the Russell Brand story. Thanks for nothing.)

    The story was subsequently picked up this morning by Politico.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/07/cnn-regrets-stupid-girls-palin-segment-130459.html?hp=f3

    The statement of regret is receiving wide coverage in allot of online publications across North America because of syndicated content. CNN claims the statement of regret was made in response to the beat down given by Newsbusters (which was then picked up by Drudge).

    Possibly, although something tells me that a Legal Beagle representing the Governor placed a call and that a head honcho from CNN subsequently placed a call to the Governor and groveled.

    I say this because the Governor has always provided CNN with a good interview which helps with their ratings and it serves no purpose for CNN to be cut off from getting future interviews with the Governor. Just a suspicion. Could be all wet.

    - This morning, Senator McCain went on Fox & Friends with Senator Ayotte at his side.

    The video is posted on the Huffington Post.

    John McCain Responds To Dick Cheney’s Sarah Palin Criticism
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/john-mccain-dick-cheney-sarah-palin_n_1718706.html

    While some people are unhappy with what McCain said here is my take:

    People need to remember that McCain is old enough to be the Governor’s father, so keep that in mind. Also remember the adage “less is more” meaning while some people may want McCain to say “more,” what he said speaks “volumes.”

    Let’s look at what he said objectively.

    McCain goes on Fox & Friends this morning to respond to Cheney.

    Who is sitting next to him? Senator Ayotte, whom the Governor helped win a hotly contested primary.

    The symbolism is important.

    McCain does the talking. Ayotte provides support with a few nods, etc.

    In essence he says three things:

    - He makes it crystal clear that he is not only proud to have selected Sarah Palin as his running mate, but he is also proud of everything she has done since the campaign.

    McCain is a navy man. He is the son of an Admiral. When a commanding officer in the Navy says they are very proud of someone, that speaks volumes, being a complete and full endorsement of that individual.

    By the way, sitting next to me is one of the people she helped elect to the Senate in 2010, in case some of you “nitwits” out there forgot the great victory that Sarah Palin helped orchestrate for the GOP in 2010, including helping my re-election effort. “Nitwits” is referring to Cheney, the Bush Establishment and the “advisers” to the Romney campaign, who have been making clowns of themselves in regards to Governor Palin.

    Of course he did not say all that, but watch the video in case you missed it.

    - He reminds everyone that Dick Cheney is the same man who sanctioned torture, something he strongly disagreed with. He is reminding the audience of why many people held Cheney in disdain.

    He is publicly telling Cheney and the Bush people, do you really want to start a fight, or to quote Clint Eastwood: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel  lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?”

    - As far as Liz Cheney and her tweet is concerned, his attitude was “whatever.”

    In other words, he is saying that he does not believe that Liz Cheney was sincere, but rather she is just covering her derriere. Translation: You know that Cabinet position you were looking for? Well Liz if I have anything to say about it, you can forget it.

    Bottom line: He went on television, looked the camera straight in the eye and with Senator Ayotte sitting at his side to provide support, told the audience he is very proud of everything that the Governor has done since he introduced her to the national stage.

    He is an officer and a gentleman. This is a matter of personal honor for McCain.

    While the two may have their disagreements, he is making it crystal clear to all and sundry, henceforth if you attack Sarah Palin, you attack me.

    In doing so, he also very politely told Dick Cheney, his daughter and the rest of the Bush people who have been maligning Sarah Palin to “f*ck right off!”

    Also, this interview was a warning shot to Romney and his campaign. Stop the bull sh*t. Stop attacking me and the Governor.

    Now I could be all wet, but that was the message that I received when I watched the video.

    P.S. If Romney does not want a brawl to break out, he needs to change course PDQ. Something tells me that McCain has had it up to here with being “slagged” by Bush’s people, Cheney, and Romney’s people. Remember McCain is an ex fighter pilot who survived the Hanoi Hilton. Yes, he is an officer and a gentleman, but there does come a time, when enough is enough.

    Okay, end of my afternoon rant.

  • John_Frank

    Some thoughts on two interesting developments:

    - Sunday afternoon, CNN issued a statement of regret re the playing of Stupid Girls intro music to their story about Sarah Palin going to Chick-Fil-A. The statement of regret was made to Hollywood Reporter and the Wrap, being two of major TV trade papers.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sarah-palin-chick-fil-a-cnn-355724

    (Nice picture of the Governor with the Hollywood Reporter story.)

    http://www.thewrap.com/tv/column-post/cnn-sarah-palin-stupid-girls-intro-unintentional-49846

    (The wrap also links to the Russell Brand story. Thanks for nothing.)

    The story was subsequently picked up this morning by Politico.

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/07/cnn-regrets-stupid-girls-palin-segment-130459.html?hp=f3

    The statement of regret is receiving wide coverage in allot of online publications across North America because of syndicated content. CNN claims the statement of regret was made in response to the beat down given by Newsbusters (which was then picked up by Drudge).

    Possibly, although something tells me that a Legal Beagle representing the Governor placed a call and that a head honcho from CNN subsequently placed a call to the Governor and groveled.

    I say this because the Governor has always provided CNN with a good interview which helps with their ratings and it serves no purpose for CNN to be cut off from getting future interviews with the Governor. Just a suspicion. Could be all wet.

    - This morning, Senator McCain went on Fox & Friends with Senator Ayotte at his side.

    The video is posted on the Huffington Post.

    John McCain Responds To Dick Cheney’s Sarah Palin Criticism
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/john-mccain-dick-cheney-sarah-palin_n_1718706.html

    While some people are unhappy with what McCain said here is my take:

    People need to remember that McCain is old enough to be the Governor’s father, so keep that in mind. Also remember the adage “less is more” meaning while some people may want McCain to say “more,” what he said speaks “volumes.”

    Let’s look at what he said objectively.

    McCain goes on Fox & Friends this morning to respond to Cheney.

    Who is sitting next to him? Senator Ayotte, whom the Governor helped win a hotly contested primary.

    The symbolism is important.

    McCain does the talking. Ayotte provides support with a few nods, etc.

    In essence he says three things:

    - He makes it crystal clear that he is not only proud to have selected Sarah Palin as his running mate, but he is also proud of everything she has done since the campaign.

    McCain is a navy man. He is the son of an Admiral. When a commanding officer in the Navy says they are very proud of someone, that speaks volumes, being a complete and full endorsement of that individual.

    By the way, sitting next to me is one of the people she helped elect to the Senate in 2010, in case some of you “nitwits” out there forgot the great victory that Sarah Palin helped orchestrate for the GOP in 2010, including helping my re-election effort. “Nitwits” is referring to Cheney, the Bush Establishment and the “advisers” to the Romney campaign, who have been making clowns of themselves in regards to Governor Palin.

    Of course he did not say all that, but watch the video in case you missed it.

    - He reminds everyone that Dick Cheney is the same man who sanctioned torture, something he strongly disagreed with. He is reminding the audience of why many people held Cheney in disdain.

    He is publicly telling Cheney and the Bush people, do you really want to start a fight, or to quote Clint Eastwood: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel  lucky?’ Well, do ya punk?”

    - As far as Liz Cheney and her tweet is concerned, his attitude was “whatever.”

    In other words, he is saying that he does not believe that Liz Cheney was sincere, but rather she is just covering her derriere. Translation: You know that Cabinet position you were looking for? Well Liz if I have anything to say about it, you can forget it.

    Bottom line: He went on television, looked the camera straight in the eye and with Senator Ayotte sitting at his side to provide support, told the audience he is very proud of everything that the Governor has done since he introduced her to the national stage.

    He is an officer and a gentleman. This is a matter of personal honor for McCain.

    While the two may have their disagreements, he is making it crystal clear to all and sundry, henceforth if you attack Sarah Palin, you attack me.

    In doing so, he also very politely told Dick Cheney, his daughter and the rest of the Bush people who have been maligning Sarah Palin to “f*ck right off!”

    Also, this interview was a warning shot to Romney and his campaign. Stop the bull sh*t. Stop attacking me and the Governor.

    Now I could be all wet, but that was the message that I received when I watched the video.

    P.S. If Romney does not want a brawl to break out, he needs to change course PDQ. Something tells me that McCain has had it up to here with being “slagged” by Bush’s people, Cheney, and Romney’s people. Remember McCain is an ex fighter pilot who survived the Hanoi Hilton. Yes, he is an officer and a gentleman, but there does come a time, when enough is enough.

    Okay, end of my afternoon rant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

    Did you notice in Tony Lee’s piece from yesterday that Cheney cleared Nelson Rockefeller of all people to be Ford’s VP?

    If that’s true then Cheney is NOT a conservative. We should spread this useful fact around:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/29/Establishment-Strikes-Back-Cheney-Says-Palin-VP-Selection-A-Mistake 

    “…Cheney, who led the vice presidential search that picked Nelson Rockefeller for Gerald Ford’s VP, is probably more comfortable with a vice presidential candidate who has similar establishment bona fides to Rockefeller, which Palin obviously lacks.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

    Did you notice in Tony Lee’s piece from yesterday that Cheney cleared Nelson Rockefeller of all people to be Ford’s VP?

    If that’s true then Cheney is NOT a conservative. We should spread this useful fact around:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/29/Establishment-Strikes-Back-Cheney-Says-Palin-VP-Selection-A-Mistake 

    “…Cheney, who led the vice presidential search that picked Nelson Rockefeller for Gerald Ford’s VP, is probably more comfortable with a vice presidential candidate who has similar establishment bona fides to Rockefeller, which Palin obviously lacks.”

  • Bill589

    (Paraphrased from memory.)
    “Why, Mr. Anderson, do you keeping getting up after I beat you down? Why, Mr. Anderson, do you stand up to fight me yet again, over and over, when each time you have lost to me?”
     
    Mr. Anderson struggles to rise to his feet, and answers, “Because I choose to.”
     
    I saw the end of the last ‘The Matrix’ movie the other day. I still don’t understand a lot about the trilogy, but Mr. Anderson’s response reminded me of, “Liberty or Death” and “Live Free or Die.”

    Mr. Anderson does not want to give up his ability to choose what to do, and bow to the ‘government.’  He would rather die.

  • Bill589

    (Paraphrased from memory.)
    “Why, Mr. Anderson, do you keeping getting up after I beat you down? Why, Mr. Anderson, do you stand up to fight me yet again, over and over, when each time you have lost to me?”
     
    Mr. Anderson struggles to rise to his feet, and answers, “Because I choose to.”
     
    I saw the end of the last ‘The Matrix’ movie the other day. I still don’t understand a lot about the trilogy, but Mr. Anderson’s response reminded me of, “Liberty or Death” and “Live Free or Die.”

    Mr. Anderson does not want to give up his ability to choose what to do, and bow to the ‘government.’  He would rather die.

  • indemind

    Must see…3 min. video  of… Nezar Hamze, Executive Director of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), asks Congressman Allen West : ‘Can you show me one verse in this Quran where it says to attack America?’
    West responds with detail and fervor.  http://mrctv.org/videos/allen-...

    SarahAmerica…………………………………………… LetSarahSpeak

  • indemind

    Must see…3 min. video  of… Nezar Hamze, Executive Director of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), asks Congressman Allen West : ‘Can you show me one verse in this Quran where it says to attack America?’
    West responds with detail and fervor.  http://mrctv.org/videos/allen-...

    SarahAmerica…………………………………………… LetSarahSpeak

    • blackbird

      Hi indemind, the link is broken I think it should be http://www.mrctv.org/videos/allen-west-schools-cair-guy thank you very much indemind for posting it. I love Allen West, forget Newt debating Obama, West would wipe the floor with him. From the first time I heard Lt. Col. Allen West speak he impressed tremendously.

      Can you imagine a Palin/West ticket.

    • blackbird

      Hi indemind, the link is broken I think it should be http://www.mrctv.org/videos/allen-west-schools-cair-guy thank you very much indemind for posting it. I love Allen West, forget Newt debating Obama, West would wipe the floor with him. From the first time I heard Lt. Col. Allen West speak he impressed tremendously.

      Can you imagine a Palin/West ticket.

  • http://twitter.com/CoolChange80 Michael

    Why does anybody watch O’Reilly. It amazes me that I see Palin supporters still giving O’Reilly ratings. The Five is also awful. 5 People that even Bolling was good today. Sarah Palin was a star without FoxNews

  • http://twitter.com/CoolChange80 Michael

    Why does anybody watch O’Reilly. It amazes me that I see Palin supporters still giving O’Reilly ratings. The Five is also awful. 5 People that even Bolling was good today. Sarah Palin was a star without FoxNews

  • http://twitter.com/PalinRevolution ThePalinRevolution

    Sarah Palin Led GOP Nomination Polls against Romney,Huckabee and others. Nobody ever considered Dick Cheney worthy of the White House.

    • blackbird

       That is a very good point, I never thought of that. I will use that when need be, thanks TPR.

    • blackbird

       That is a very good point, I never thought of that. I will use that when need be, thanks TPR.

  • http://twitter.com/PalinRevolution ThePalinRevolution

    Sarah Palin Led GOP Nomination Polls against Romney,Huckabee and others. Nobody ever considered Dick Cheney worthy of the White House.

  • blackbird

    It’s late and I wanted to post this all day long. Firelight I will post it tomorrow as well much earlier so everyone gets a chance to read it, its a post from RefudiateObama2012 muchas gracias.

    For those of you who continue to play the “Palin is stupid” card, here’s a post from the very liberal Indiana University sports board from 2010 that blows your meme all to hell.

    CO. Hoosier, I’m not even sure that I can be classified as a “Palin fan”, but I am kind of an observer. An old school buddy of mine has worked within the Alaska legislature for the last twenty years or so. He’s a registered Democrat and has worked on projects that allowed him to cross paths with her going back when she was a city commissioner, as the mayor, and as the governor.

    He told me that the picture painted of her as a mindless ideologue is about 180 degrees off base. He said that over the years, he’d probably dealt with her a couple of dozen times and that her input and/or decisions were always supported by law and not by personal beliefs.

    The thing he told me about her that really peaked my interest of her was her ability to process information and then to quickly forge a plan with the information she was given. He said she was a living, breathing CPM chart. He said he had seen her on multiple occasions on a variety of subjects instantly absorb input from others and then respond with cogent solutions to problems. He said if you put her in a room with a bunch of people, the chances would be great that she’d be the smartest one in the room.

    He told me that when he saw her debacle with Katie Couric, his first thought was, “who is that Sarah Palin imposter?” He said that was not the Sarah Palin he had worked with for years. He was sure that the interview was highly edited. It came out later that there was almost six hours of the interview that people didn’t see.

    He told me that if I really wanted to get a feel of who she is and how she dealt with powerful people, I should read the book, “Sarah Takes On Big Oil”. It was released in October, 2008 and written by two of the state’s top oil & gas editors. The lady they described had no fear to stand toe-to-toe with heavyweights and leave them slinking away with their tails between their legs. She told them that she was the advocate of the citizens of Alaska and there would be no deal making that would adversely affect them. The big boys at Exxon-Mobile and BP folded like a cheap suit.

    One other thing he told me that still amazes him was how she managed to get people to work together. According to him, she could take two people with opposing opinions, sit down with them, listen to them, offer her solutions, and both guys would leave happy and not feeling that they had compromised their position at all.

    He laughed at the “she doesn’t read” meme. He said it is well known in the capitol that she was a voracious reader. She truly did read most of the national mags and newspapers, mostly on line, as well as a dozen or so energy trade magazines. According to him, there were stories about how she would take home stacks of papers and reports to prepare for a next-morning meeting and it was as if every word of those reports were stamped into her brain when she sat down at the meeting.

    He told me not to be fooled by her syntax or her colloquialisms because they were not a fair barometer of her smarts. He said if people would just listen and not try to read between the lines, she was easy to understand. He said he’d love to see her and Obama in a debate about energy or even healthcare. He said she’d clean his clock. He even said that if she were given a day or two to prepare for a debate on foreign affairs, his money would still be on her.

    He said she was the epitome of a leader. She assembled her staff, listened to their advice, allowed opposing ideas to be heard, and then acted accordingly. As a manager, she advocated making a plan based on the best info available, budgeting the plan, working the plan, measuring results, and quickly adjusting the plan if it was determined it wasn’t working as expected. She believed in the First Law of Holes.

    He thought her biggest struggles in the 2008 campaign were the product of trying to endorse McCain’s positions on issues. She was able to voice her dissenting opinion on ANWR because her views were known, but on everything else she was expected to toe the McCain line. He said that she lacked the ability to shovel crap and sell it as perfume.

    He reminded me that anyone who denies the accuracy of her “death panel” metaphor should go back and read her exact words, both her initial FB post and her rebuttal of Obama’s attack on her words. He said “read what she wrote, not what someone wrote or said what she wrote”. Her words in those posts have already been proven to be true.

    He said that “divisive” is not a word that should be used to describe her. He said that was just a simple use of Alinsky’s rule #13. He said, “look at all the issues. Her position is in line with the majority on virtually all of them”.

    He told me she wasn’t perfect, but if I read something or heard something that was negative, I should check it out a little closer. He shared a lot more, but I’m afraid I’ve already rambled on for too long.

    Should she run in 2012? I really don’t know. Would I vote for her? It depends who she’s running against. Will she drive the agenda if she doesn’t run? Yes, for a long time.

    • 99Dual99Citizan99

      You probably already know this,blackbird but there is a very strong connection between Sarah Palin and Indiana,probably through John Wooden. I believe Purdue University is in the state and as you probably know, Mr.Wooden was an All-American at Purdue. Anyway, thank you for this wonderful post.

    • 99Dual99Citizan99

      You probably already know this,blackbird but there is a very strong connection between Sarah Palin and Indiana,probably through John Wooden. I believe Purdue University is in the state and as you probably know, Mr.Wooden was an All-American at Purdue. Anyway, thank you for this wonderful post.

  • blackbird

    It’s late and I wanted to post this all day long. Firelight I will post it tomorrow as well much earlier so everyone gets a chance to read it, its a post from RefudiateObama2012 muchas gracias.

    For those of you who continue to play the “Palin is stupid” card, here’s a post from the very liberal Indiana University sports board from 2010 that blows your meme all to hell.

    CO. Hoosier, I’m not even sure that I can be classified as a “Palin fan”, but I am kind of an observer. An old school buddy of mine has worked within the Alaska legislature for the last twenty years or so. He’s a registered Democrat and has worked on projects that allowed him to cross paths with her going back when she was a city commissioner, as the mayor, and as the governor.

    He told me that the picture painted of her as a mindless ideologue is about 180 degrees off base. He said that over the years, he’d probably dealt with her a couple of dozen times and that her input and/or decisions were always supported by law and not by personal beliefs.

    The thing he told me about her that really peaked my interest of her was her ability to process information and then to quickly forge a plan with the information she was given. He said she was a living, breathing CPM chart. He said he had seen her on multiple occasions on a variety of subjects instantly absorb input from others and then respond with cogent solutions to problems. He said if you put her in a room with a bunch of people, the chances would be great that she’d be the smartest one in the room.

    He told me that when he saw her debacle with Katie Couric, his first thought was, “who is that Sarah Palin imposter?” He said that was not the Sarah Palin he had worked with for years. He was sure that the interview was highly edited. It came out later that there was almost six hours of the interview that people didn’t see.

    He told me that if I really wanted to get a feel of who she is and how she dealt with powerful people, I should read the book, “Sarah Takes On Big Oil”. It was released in October, 2008 and written by two of the state’s top oil & gas editors. The lady they described had no fear to stand toe-to-toe with heavyweights and leave them slinking away with their tails between their legs. She told them that she was the advocate of the citizens of Alaska and there would be no deal making that would adversely affect them. The big boys at Exxon-Mobile and BP folded like a cheap suit.

    One other thing he told me that still amazes him was how she managed to get people to work together. According to him, she could take two people with opposing opinions, sit down with them, listen to them, offer her solutions, and both guys would leave happy and not feeling that they had compromised their position at all.

    He laughed at the “she doesn’t read” meme. He said it is well known in the capitol that she was a voracious reader. She truly did read most of the national mags and newspapers, mostly on line, as well as a dozen or so energy trade magazines. According to him, there were stories about how she would take home stacks of papers and reports to prepare for a next-morning meeting and it was as if every word of those reports were stamped into her brain when she sat down at the meeting.

    He told me not to be fooled by her syntax or her colloquialisms because they were not a fair barometer of her smarts. He said if people would just listen and not try to read between the lines, she was easy to understand. He said he’d love to see her and Obama in a debate about energy or even healthcare. He said she’d clean his clock. He even said that if she were given a day or two to prepare for a debate on foreign affairs, his money would still be on her.

    He said she was the epitome of a leader. She assembled her staff, listened to their advice, allowed opposing ideas to be heard, and then acted accordingly. As a manager, she advocated making a plan based on the best info available, budgeting the plan, working the plan, measuring results, and quickly adjusting the plan if it was determined it wasn’t working as expected. She believed in the First Law of Holes.

    He thought her biggest struggles in the 2008 campaign were the product of trying to endorse McCain’s positions on issues. She was able to voice her dissenting opinion on ANWR because her views were known, but on everything else she was expected to toe the McCain line. He said that she lacked the ability to shovel crap and sell it as perfume.

    He reminded me that anyone who denies the accuracy of her “death panel” metaphor should go back and read her exact words, both her initial FB post and her rebuttal of Obama’s attack on her words. He said “read what she wrote, not what someone wrote or said what she wrote”. Her words in those posts have already been proven to be true.

    He said that “divisive” is not a word that should be used to describe her. He said that was just a simple use of Alinsky’s rule #13. He said, “look at all the issues. Her position is in line with the majority on virtually all of them”.

    He told me she wasn’t perfect, but if I read something or heard something that was negative, I should check it out a little closer. He shared a lot more, but I’m afraid I’ve already rambled on for too long.

    Should she run in 2012? I really don’t know. Would I vote for her? It depends who she’s running against. Will she drive the agenda if she doesn’t run? Yes, for a long time.

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