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Election Season 2014

And it has brought us to this trainwreck called ObamaCare and we have bankrupted our kids and grandkids!

We are now headed into the 2014 Election Season and common sense and conservatism are on the rise. Please stand-up and be counted!

Reading Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election is a great place to start!

The Founding Father's Real Reason for the Second Amendment

And remember the words of Thomas Jefferson "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." See Video of Suzanna Gratia-Hupp’s Congressional Testimony: What the Second Amendment is REALLY For, below (u-tube HERE).

The Leaders Are Here... Palin, Cruz, Lee, Paul, Chaffetz....


Can You Really Still Believe That None of These People Would Have Done a Better Job???

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Changing Winds… Common Sense, Patriotism and Conservatism is on the Rise in America

By Marion Algier – Ask Marion

Common Sense, Patriotism and Conservatism is on the Rise in America.

The difference in the tone from many in the mainstream media, Democrats on the Hill in Washington and even some Hollywood celebrities over the past few weeks, triggered by the ObamaCare rollout mess and the Obama administration’s decision to make life as difficult as possible for the American people (particularly Veterans) during the contrived government slowdown, is amazing. And Obama’s continued claims to have had no idea about the NSA, IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious and the ObamaCare rollout and bill problems as his appointed head of HHS says the people who are calling for her resignation, that’s the American People and their representatives, over the $634 Million ObamaCare Website debacle given to Michelle Obama’s sorority chum as another crony no-bid contract, are not the people she works for… is only adding flames to the ever intensifying fire. 

The truth has no expiration date, knowledge and light are the greatest disinfectants and hypocrisy and evil are always uncovered.  The only unknown is the timeline and for far too long the American people, as a whole, have either been asleep or were hypnotized by misrepresented hope and change that was sold to them by a biased mainstream media who forgot their purpose.  The whole reason behind freedom of the press as written by our Founders was so the press could be an unbiased watchdog… an additional check in system.  How far they have strayed!!  But even without that check, sometimes it only takes one event to turn the tide.

And after vilifying Ted Cruz and a small coalition of U.S. Senators and the Republicans in the House of Representatives, for trying to delay the ObamaCare rollout for one year, until the glitches and ever growing problems could be worked through, Democrats are suddenly jumping on that bandwagon and the American people are realizing that the Republicans were right and telling them the truth after all. In fact the collusion of the media stole the 2012 Election, as they did the 2008 Election and many Americans are waking up to that fact as well..  The media covered-up, ignored problems and lies and chose not to investigate or vet Obama, his administration or progressives and their policies.  But worse than that, they colluded and even lied about events, policies and candidates throughout both the 2008, 2010 and 2012 election cycles.

Americans are often slow to anger; too busy with life to pay attention; and over the past 6-years the media has not been doing their job, in fact they have acted as an arm of the Obama Team, but overnight we are finally seeing a change.  Add to that anger of Americans over being spied on, having the IRS turning into the Gestapo and a new negative ObamaCare fact or cost revelation almost daily, we are suddenly seeing a resurgence of hope, involvement and the willingness of many to take a second look at the policies and people that they have been told lies about over the past 6-years… and previously.

Seemingly overnight, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and a long list of other journalists, commentators, politicians, and concerned Americans that have been demonized are getting a second look as the 2014 election cycle begins.  And as information that groups like the Tea Party (TEA = Taxed Enough Already), Christian Organizations, Conservative groups, individuals, and a long list of others were targeted by the IRS and interfered with during the 2012 Election cycle, even put on a potential terrorist list by the Obama Administration… America is waking up:

Ted Cruz… I work for 26 million Texans, Receives standing ovations throughout Texas and a death threat:

Ted Cruz was excoriated by the left but also by many of the GOP Establishment, who feel their hold slipping away, over his filibuster.  Funny how after the disastrous ObamaCare rollout, many of the Democrats on the Hill are requesting exactly what Ted Cruz, and fellow Senators Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, Marco Rubio, Rand, Paul and and few more and the responsible Republicans in the House were asking for.

Meanwhile in San Antonio, Cruz returned home to a rousing Texas welcome on Saturday after his attempt to derail Obamacare with a shutdown of the federal government. The standing ovation for Ted lasted for eight minutes.

“After two months in Washington, it’s great to be back in America,” Cruz joked in speaking to a crowd of about 750 people in a packed downtown San Antonio hotel ballroom…  Read Full Article HERE

8-Minute Standing Ovation Video

Video: Senator Ted Cruz of Texas was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Ronald Reagan Commemorative Dinner. The event was hosted by the Republican Party of Iowa (44:24 Mins)

Video: Ted Cruz Bashes Obamacare and Talks ‘Single Biggest Lie in Politics’ in Iowa – Defenders of Freedom (16:32 Mins)

CNN: Palin Influence Far from Diminishing:

There is probably nobody that has weathered a bigger storm or more lies and demonization than Sarah Palin, all in the name of fear.  The left saw Palin’s charisma, honesty and power with the Average Americans, because she was one of them (of us), could identify with them and wanted to fight for them.  The felt magic in her historical RNC Vice Presidential speech (First Woman on the Republican Presidential Ticket); it was the same magic I saw in her first Rally in Cali. They knew she could win if they left it a fair fight, so they colluded to destroy her.  That fact has been proven and she has been cleared of all the lies and contrived legal charges against her.  And she has emerged Undefeated.

Sarah Palin’s influence is hardly fading, according to a CNN report. “The Republican establishment can’t stand her. The media mocks her,” CNN’s Peter Hamby writes. “But Sarah Palin isn’t going anywhere. Far from it.”


Jim DeMint, told CNN that Palin “is the most important endorsement in Republican politics today, by far.”

“She can move the needle in a primary more than anyone else can,” he said. 


Palin, as CNN acknowledged, will impact the primary races in which she chooses to leverage her star power to play in the 2014 election cycle. But Palin’s influence and impact, should she choose not to run for president herself in 2016 (and a growing number of people feel she should), may be greatest in the 2016 GOP presidential primary, where there are multiple strong contenders on the establishment and conservative sides of the bracket that will make it difficult for one candidate to run away with the nomination alone.   Read Full Article HERE

Video: C-SPAN: Vice Presidential Candidate Gov. Sarah Palin (AK) Full Speech at the RNC (45:45 Mins)

Video: Sarah Palin: The Undefeated (Preview) (1:43 Mins)

Arm yourself and get out there and help inform the uninformed!!

DVD: Sarah Palin: The Undefeated

Sarah Palin – The Undefeated with Going Rogue: An American Life mp3 Audiobook

Glenn Beck-Blazing The Trail:

Glenn was demonized and attacked by everyone from the mainstream media to the Progressive left, to Hollywood leftists, to the Obama Administration, to George Soros, to Mormon haters, to the Establishment GOP, to other conservatives who were basically on the same side, and by his own network in many cases. 

So, Three years ago, Glenn made the biggest, and I think scariest move, for anyone who could have just played the comfortable gig at FOX NEWS. He stayed there for a long time and played it safe. But Glenn would say later he was being told to “PLAY THE GAME.” You know… take your pound of flesh and then you have dinner with these same people — no harm, no foul. Glenn wouldn’t play the game; he wasn’t there for that. So, as his time with FOX and his contract was running short, he started his own network. As he was planning to leave FOX, he was getting his resources ready to start an Internet broadcast service for news, talk radio, children’s educational shows and other programming — but all on his terms. With his own money and shouldering a few sleepless nights, GBTV was born with plans to expand. This service started out slowly at a reasonable price. I had signed up for GBTV until my last computer crashed. But with my new computer, I am a year long THE BLAZE PLUS subscriber and happily so. The change and unbridled hutzpah of Glenn these days is great! I mean, he’s still funny as hell (Sorry Glenn… I can’t help saying that, but you are.) and the fact that he’s getting 19 million views at THE BLAZE web site and 10 million subscribers to THE BLAZE should scare the media and I am glad about that too. Glenn has been accused of being a Republican operative. I find that funny, because like me, he has changed in so many ways and he is more Libertarian on most issues. Glenn also has an incredible charity group called MERCURY ONE, which does disaster relief, feeds the hungry and does other volunteer work in the service of our fellow men and women. Part of the way he supports MERCURY ONE is with his clothing line, 1791 SUPPLY CO. They carry American made jeans, t-shirts and western shirts that are designed like PAUL NEWMAN’S OWN FOOD line, which pays for his charity foundation. What a great idea! Read Full Article HERE

Video: We Are On The Verge Of Taking Over The Republican Party (1:19 Mins)

Video: Glenn Beck Attacks Obama On ‘Transformation’ of America: ‘We’re Literally Living in 1984′

If you haven’t read them, check out: Animal Farm and 1984 (Kindle)

And now all of a sudden many of his detractors are parroting what he has been saying for years or at least agreeing with him.

It is up to each of us to educate ourselves in the truth, not what is being fed to us.  And it is up to each of us to make a difference.  If there ever was a time to get involved… that time is now!!

AskMarion: We recently spent a couple days with family, after the death and service of our family’s crazy (but brilliant) uncle, on their territory; usually they came to visit us for the holidays.  He, his immediate family, and their friends were all brilliant academic elites, students and then professors from the Ivy League and Stanford or had evolved into journalists. One of their friends was so thrilled to mention that they had seen Chelsea Clinton at the local coffee shop they frequent, but never once was former Republican Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice who teaches at Stanford and also frequents that shop mentioned. And then there was the small shrine to Obama in the office back at the house.  It was my greatest joy to watch their faces when my husband said, “My wife is a Sarah Palin supporter!”, a name that immediately drains the color from any Progressive’s face from fear if they were honest enough to admit it. It lead to quite the conversation and a lot of eye-opening corrections to unending misinformation on their part, which again proves that someone can be brilliant and highly educated yet extremely under or misinformed! In fact a cousin had actually interviewed Sarah Palin for her newspaper and went on and on in amazement about how nice Sarah the whole family was, as if she just couldn’t let that sink in and stick.

Be part of the solution… Enjoy the debate and get involved!

If we want to save America and our way of life… it is time for each of us to educate ourselves and then to speak out and spread the truth.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Wrap at Ask Marion 10.20.13 Thru 10.27.13

Its a Wrap

Our weekly wrap… Sunday to Sunday… Please share! Ask Marion

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We are living in amazing times, good and bad, the kind of times that truly try men’s (and women’s) souls and that make or break countries and shape (or reshape) societies. Please get involved, pray for guidance, prepare for the worst (for yourself and to help others), then educate yourself and share what you learn with as many people as you can. All our futures depend on it!!


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Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results – 10/25/13

The Watcher’s Council:

South Carolina Tea Party Coalition: The Tea Party movement may only be a few years old, but the beginning of the movement is often misunderstood and misreported. While the tea party is often portrayed as being purely an anti-Obama movement, the truth is that the Republican Party has always been as much a target as President Obama and his administration.

Once again, the Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.

This week we had a tie in our Council category between Joshuapundit’s The Dirty Secret Behind ObamaCare No One’s Talking About and The Right Planet’s ObamaSoft — The World’s Worst Rollout in History, who applied his knowledge of software engineering to give us a wonderful and well written in-depth look at exactly how big the colossal failure of the ObamaCare rollout was.

In accordance to our by-laws, that means I get to put on my Watcher’s hat and break the tie, and there’s no question – The Right Planet takes the honors this week!

Here’s a slice:

Watching the disastrous rollout of the online healthcare exchanges has really left me shaking my head, and not just for the obvious reasons. The rollout of Obamacare has been described as nothing short of abysmal, leaving some to question why the administration would go ahead with the launch of a busted site. Numerous problems have plagued the debut of the Obamacare healthcare exchanges; and a number of experts are questioning the soundness of the site’s architecture.

But Obamacare supporters are attempting to slough off all the errors associated with the online exchanges as simple “glitches”–to be “expected” with such a revolutionary, comprehensive web-based system.

Well, if there’s something I do know a bit about, it’s software engineering. My background is in client-server development with an emphasis on web applications. Developing distributed applications that must communicate with multiple servers and clients was my field of expertise. I designed relational datebase schemas and ER diagrams; I modeled and mapped the application layers to the data layers using UML and OOD, I wrote the complex SQL queries and stored procedures to access the data layer from application layer; and I dealt with the interface issues and graphical design on the front-end as well. It’s been about five years since I worked for a consulting firm as a software engineer. So forgive me if I may use some “old school” terms in this article. But I’d like to take a deeper look at this whole healthcare software disaster known as from purely the software engineering perspective.

First, on a bit of a sidenote, I’m surprised by the reliance on a web interface to implement the state healthcare exchanges. Is the assumption that the 30-40 million that are allegedly uninsured and desperately need Obamacare have access to an iPad, laptop or computer? Ironically, in spite of Obamacare (a.k.a Affordable Care Act) and all promises contrary, estimates are there will still be 30 million left uninsured. But I digress.

The debut of is one of the worst software rollouts I’ve ever witnessed. The president was forced to hold an emergency press conference in the Rose Garden, playing the part of Salesman-in-Chief. The administration and the liberal media are portraying all the software errors as “glitches.” Well, FYI to the liberal media and the CEO of Obamasoft, we don’t refer to fatal program errors as “glitches,” not in software world.

The preferred description for a so-called software “glitch” is a bug. Almost all software contains bugs of some kind. That’s why updates, patches and new versions of software will always be the norm. People aren’t perfect, nor is technology. Software is “alive.” You can’t just code it once and leave it at that; it must constantly be refactored and improved, since technology constantly changes. The big difference between a bug and an error is, typically, a bug will not cause the application (program) to freeze or crash.

For those who have no clue about the software development process, it might help to start off with a bit off a primer on some technical terms and concepts that will hopefully give a better understanding on the challenges of developing and implementing the online exchanges.

The term application has an important meaning in software engineering. In a general sense, a software application can be thought of as a computer program. But, in a strictly technical sense, a software application is commonly comprised of numerous computer programs.

There are significant differences between what is called a stand-alone application and a web application. A stand-alone application is a computer program like Microsoft Word that installs directly to your computer’s local hard-drive (HD). A web application resides on a remote computer (server), not the client computer’s local hard-drive, and must be accessed via an internet connection. Typically a web application is accessed via a web browser like Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, etc. This is referred to as a client-server architecture–meaning: two separate computer programs communicating with each other.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Mark Steyn with Whose Islam? submitted by Joshuapundit… in which Steyn wonders out loud at the West’s strange insistence that terrorism fomented in the name of Islam has nothing to do with Islam. Do read it.

Okay, here are this week’s full results. Only Rhymes With Right was unable to vote this time, but was not subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

Honorable Mentions

See you next week! Don’t forget to tune in on Monday AM for this week’s Watcher’s Forum, as the Council and their invited special guests take apart one of the provocative issues of the day with short takes and weigh in… don’t you dare miss it. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter… ’cause we’re cool like that!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hypocrisy… And the Devil

Southern playwright Tennessee Williams left us with this observation:  “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite”.

Excerpt Behold Our Elected HypocriteBehold, America -- your elected hypocrite. We bought wholesale the lies of a skillful liar of the most devious sort. And we, our children, and our children's children are doomed to reap what we've sown. Read in full HERE

By Marion Algier – AskMarion

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: “Um, no, I won’t be forfeiting my congressional pay during the shutdown”

By October 3rd more than 100 members of Congress, nearly half of them Democrats, had agreed to refuse their pay to share in the shutdown hardship with furloughed federal workers, which included their aides and staffs.  And as the shutdown continued, additional members of Congress in both houses refused or donated their pay.  But not Obamabot Debbie Wasserman-Schultz…

HotAir: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is, of course, no ordinary member — she’s the chair of the DNC. Naturally, the DNC is broke; as it turns out, so is Debbie herself. But here’s the thing: Even if she’s the rare congresscritter who’s living paycheck to paycheck, shouldn’t a professional politician tasked with a national leadership role by her party be able to dodge a question like this more artfully? Good lord. Even the lefties at TPM can’t resist highlighting it.

The Florida congressman was somewhat evasive when MSNBC’s Chuck Todd first asked about her salary.

“Because I support everybody who works for the federal government getting a salary, I continue to support reopening the government, making sure that everybody who is doing a job in the federal government can earn their salary and so that’s my position,” Wasserman Schultz said.

When Todd asked a follow-up, Wasserman Schultz gave a definitive answer.

“Yes, I’m gonna continue to take my salary,” she said.

Most Americans believe it's illegal for politicians to profit from their public office but, as 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft reports, that's not the case.

It seems that somewhere along the way most of the these elected officials forgot that they were the servants of the people, instead of the other way around.

Peter Schweizer, author of Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets (Kindle), explains how Washington politicians use a set of mafia-style legislative tactics to extort people and industries into donating to them out of fear of political and legal reprisals.

60 Minutes Video: Washington's open secret: Profitable PACs

Keep in mind that these are the people, the Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s… Chair or the Democrat Party, the Progressive ideologists (in both parties), and the worst of the pocket liners who refused to negotiate during the shutdown, who crammed ObamaCare down the American people’s throats and who demonize their opponents using lies, name-calling, and manipulation… How many people hate or distrust fiscal conservatives, constitutionalists, Republicans, anyone with a religion, the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Jason Chavetz, Trey Goudy, Jeff Sessions, Darrell Issa, Michele Bachmann, Dr. Ben Carson, conservative media personalities and anyone who stands against the administration… and really don’t even know why?!?

Palin Calls Out the ‘Corrupt Bastard’s Club'

Image: Shealah Craighead

“The Corrupt Bastards Club. They said it. I didn’t.”  Sarah Palin

Breitbart: In Alaska we had a group of politicos who chuckled as they dubbed themselves the “CBC,” which stands for “Corrupt Bastards Club.” But it was no laughing matter. I, and many others, took them on. We won. When I served as chairman of our state’s Oil and Gas Commission, I reported on the cronyism of the chair of my own Party, who had been appointed by our governor to that same energy regulating commission. (Click here to see a reporter’s reaction to a short Newt Gingrich interview on the matter.) The whistle blowing resulted in him receiving the largest ethics fine in the state’s history. But that was just the tip of the oily iceberg. The FBI investigated Alaskan lawmakers for taking bribes from the oil industry in exchange for votes favorable to that industry, and politicos ended up in jail.* The lawmakers actually called themselves the Corrupt Bastards Club and even emblazoned the CBC initials on baseball caps they gifted each other – that’s how untouchable they believed they were. But average, concerned citizens said, “enough is enough,” and shook things up. Though some of the CBC members ended up in horizontal pinstripes, much of the compromised party apparatus stayed in power.

I’ll never forget standing at the podium during our state GOP convention and asking delegates to stand up with me and oust the status quo because the political environment had to change for Alaska to progress toward her manifest destiny as a more productive—and ethical—state to help secure our union. Only about half stood up. The rest looked around gauging the political winds and sat on their thumbs. Our federal delegation was incensed at me. Their influence resulted in much of the party machine staying put, but I’ll never be sorry I fought it. 

Today, doesn't it seem like we have a Corrupt Bastards Club in D.C.? On steroids? It might not be as oily and obvious as its Alaska counterpart, but it’s just as compromised because its members, too, are indifferent to what their actions mean for We the People.

I’m prepared to be attacked for suggesting this comparison of the D.C. political establishment with the CBC. But I call it like I see it. And lived it. The fight over defunding socialized healthcare, aka Obamacare, should have opened everyone’s eyes to call it the same.

From the very start, we knew that any health care reform could move us in one of two directions: closer to a genuine free market and patient-centered system to allow choices, affordability, and continued economic freedom, or closer to full socialized healthcare in the form of a single-payer system. President Obama and many Democrats have always openly admitted they want socialized medicine in the form of a single-payer system.

It can be argued that Obamacare isn’t full socialized medicine… yet. Right now it is a sort of corporatism, which is the collusion of big government with big business. With Obamacare, the government has taken over an industry that comprises a sixth of our economy, radically changed the way it operates, and is mandating that we purchase the services of that industry. This is unprecedented. It’s radical.

For those Obama voters who are now flummoxed by the rise in their health care premiums, let me explain why they went up. Obamacare has changed the very nature of insurance, which is a hedge against a future possibility. A 27-year-old marathon runner is much less likely to suffer a major illness than a 57-year-old obese chain smoker with a pickled liver. But Obamacare has ruled that there be no adjusted costs for pre-existing conditions, which means we threw out the actuarial data and everyone is now required to pay more to cover those who are more likely to be sick. But now average Americans – especially those healthy 20somethings who probably don’t even want to buy insurance – can’t afford to pay for Obamacare.

Obamacare in its current corporatist form isn’t meant to last. It’s meant to push us towards full socialized medicine with a single-payer system. How do I know this? Simple. Let’s compare Obamacare with the Canadian single-payer system.

With Obamacare we have crappier health care (fewer choices, fewer doctors, and an IPAB rationing panel of faceless bureaucrats, aka the ol' “death panel” that has been admitted to existing in Obamacare), but it is very expensive for the individual American. For instance, you’ll find that the so-called Bronze Plans are just as expensive as the Platinum Plans when you factor in the $5,000-$10,000 deductible in addition to the monthly payments you’ll shell out. And those Americans who aren’t being pushed onto the Obamacare exchanges are still seeing their insurance premiums skyrocket as the industry shifts onto consumers the cost of not factoring in various conditions.

Now let’s look at what Canadians have. I dare say our good neighbor to your north, and my east, has even worse health care coverage, but at least it’s “free” for the individual.

Americans, if you’re faced with a 300% increase (or even a 65% increase like my family) in your health care premiums for crappier coverage, doesn’t “free” socialized medicine all of a sudden sound appealing?

And that’s how Americans will be led down the primrose path to a single-payer system. People will be frustrated, worn out, and broke under this new government burden. Many will end up concluding they’ll settle for – then demand – full socialized medicine because they’ll see how the unworkable Obamacare will break our health care system (where, presently, no one is turned away from emergency rooms and we have many public and private safety nets for people in need), along with busting our personal bank accounts. The cry will go out, “Can’t you just put us all in a sort of Medicaid-like system? It’ll be much less confusing than these awful exchange websites and a lot less expensive!” As things stand, many who are getting slammed by Obamacare will inevitably settle for less out of necessity. And that’s the left’s declared plan: a single-payer system. They said it. I didn't.

Of course, the Canadian system isn’t really “free." It comes with high taxes and even more rationing, which is precisely why the Obama-friendly economist Paul Krugman makes a point of reminding us that we’ll only bring health care costs “under control” by employing “death panels and sales taxes.” And, of course, our already broke country will go bankrupt even faster under the unsustainable strain of this expanding welfare state, and our economy will suffer under the stagnation of permanently higher taxes.

When Harry Reid laughs and says, “Yes, yes! Absolutely, yes!” when asked if his goal was to move Obamacare to a single-payer system of full socialized medicine, he’s spilling the truth. The evidence is right before our eyes. Please open yours, GOP establishment.

The broken websites and botched Obamacare rollout help push things to that inevitable conclusion by causing frustration and confusion that only the government can “fix.” In fact, these unusable Obamacare websites make a reasonable person wonder how this administration could have made such a colossal bungle of the rollout when they are, after all, the same savvy experts who had the most sophisticated and precise campaign websites ever built. They could pinpoint voters down to a city block, but they messed up a website that cost the government over $200 million more than it cost Apple to develop the first iPhone. Purposeful?

The full implementation of Obamacare puts us firmly on the path to the left’s desire of a single-payer system of socialized medicine. That was the end game for Obama and the Democrats all along. The end is now in sight for them, and the media doesn’t even ask about it.

So what was the GOP establishment’s game plan to fight this march towards socialism? They’ve been busy denouncing Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and their supporters, along with the good House Members who fought for our one chance to defund Obamacare. But what were the wayward Republicans’ alternative plans? They thought we could ignore the implementation of Obamacare and simply focus on some future electoral victories in the hope that some day the stars will align and we’ll have super majorities in the House and Senate along with a Republican president who would hopefully repeal this disastrous soon-to-be set in stone new “entitlement.”

There’s a big problem with that scenario. It overlooks the everyday reality before our eyes. As Obamacare is being implemented, Americans can’t afford to pay for it. We can’t even sign up for it on the impossibly cumbersome websites, but the IRS will fine us for not doing so anyway! Obama gave his pals, and Congress gave themselves, tickets off this train wreck via waivers. Cruz and Lee fought for us to get the same relief the big guys got. The media and disloyal politicians turned on them and, divided, we lost. Now we little guys are stuck on this train, which will soon collide with hardship and real-world economics that don’t pencil out. Friends, by the time the electoral stars align for this hoped-for GOP hat trick the country will be out billions, if not trillions, more of our tax dollars and will have already begged D.C. to relieve us of this corporatist nightmare even if it means a socialized single-payer system. And once there, do you think we’ll ever go back and strip this “entitlement”? Unarguable history proves otherwise.

The only credible plan of action was to do everything in our power to delay the implementation of Obamacare – defund it, postpone it, whatever – while at the same time work to elect a majority to repeal it. That is what Cruz and Lee and those Tea Party aligned House Members were doing. There was no other credible alternative plan to seize the constitutionally appropriate opportunity to legislatively close the purse strings to stop the juggernaut of full socialized medicine.

You have to wonder whether the permanent political class in D.C. really wants to get rid of Obamacare at all. We’re finding out it’s good business for them.

The same lobbyists who wrote Obamacare are now busy selling their wares to anyone with enough dough who wants to get around the law. Meanwhile politicians are busy collecting campaign donations and other favors while carving out the lobbyists’ requested exemptions for various cronies. Then every election cycle they get to capitalize on fundraising off Obamacare shenanigans while telling voters back home about how hard they’re fighting to stop it. Don’t be fooled. Too many of them merely took meaningless symbolic votes that could never have repealed this, and they sat on their thumbs without standing united in the fight for us.

GOP politicians claim they’re against Obamacare and promise to repeal it. But when it came time to stand up and use the Constitutional tools they have – the power of the purse strings – to finally halt the implementation, they balked, waved the white flag, and joined the lapdog media in trashing the good guys who fought for us.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, these same politicians are covertly pushing through amnesty despite evidence that the 33 million newly legalized voters will overwhelmingly lean Democrat! Obviously this makes the likelihood of a GOP hat trick electoral victory, and hence the repeal of socialized healthcare, even more improbable.

The media wants you to believe that the partial government shutdown “fractured” the Republican machine from grassroots commonsense conservatives who go by the acronym TEA Party (that stands for “Taxed Enough Already”). No, Tea Party patriots rose up because the Republican machine “fractured” itself years ago by marginalizing its conservative base. The recent “slimdown” didn’t cause the fracture. It happened because of the fracture – because wayward Republicans have refused for years to stand up and fight for economic freedom and limited government, despite campaigning on those principles every election cycle. That’s how we got into this debt-ridden mess in the first place. They campaigned one way, but governed another.

It’s the establishment’s choice whether this fracture remains unfixed because the conservative grassroots will never give up the fight for freedom. Never. Never. Generations of our sons and daughters sent off to war to protect our freedom have paid too high a price for us to ever give up the fight.

The conservative grassroots is rising up just like some did all those years ago at the GOP convention in Alaska. We’re rising up and calling on the rest of the Party to stand up with us against corruption and indifference – the twin causes of failure. Stand up, America! A great awakening is needed now more than ever. And it can happen in this most exceptional nation. By the grace of God it will happen!

President Reagan warned about socialized medicine, and ironically I quoted his warning in my closing remarks during the 2008 Vice Presidential debate: “If you don’t do this and if I don’t do it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children, what it once was like in America when men were free.”

You deserve the best, America. And the best is God-given freedom.

Sarah Palin

**I encourage readers to see Stephen K. Bannon’s documentary “The Undefeated” (below) for a full explanation of the Corrupt Bastards Club and how we took them on in Alaska.

Video: Sarah Palin: The Undefeated (Preview)

Arm yourself and get out there and help inform the uninformed!!

DVD: Sarah Palin: The Undefeated

Sarah Palin - The Undefeated with Going Rogue: An American Life mp3 Audiobook

There are leaders rising up all around us and coalitions being formed that with our help could and will turn America around. We have been warned over and over again of what was coming.  Remember Paul Harvey’s 1965 chilling If I Were the Devil (Warning for a Nation).

Video: If I Were the Devil: Paul Harvey (Warning for a Nation)


Peter Switzer (referenced above) also wrote Throw Them All Out (Kindle) and with very few exceptions that suggestion would apply to anyone elected before 2010, although there are a few keepers that were up on the Hill before then. But generally there needs to be a major power shift and house cleaning in Washington, D.C., including the majority of Senators and Congressmen and definitely the occupants and party presently in the White House. It is also time to look at term limits for the Supreme Court.  And it is definitely time to stop listening to the mainstream media for all or even the majority of your news.

When nobody is guarding the gate, the devil takes hold.  But during those times God also sends leaders.  We are definitely in the midst of a battle. yet many people still don’t realize it. It is past time that we started listening and helping those people sent to help us and to help save America. But perhaps we haven’t done that in greater numbers because many Americans don’t recognize them or even the problem? So first we need to stop and remember what America used to be like; take stock and decide what really matters and what makes a nation, a family, a people, and a culture great.  Then when we stop listening to the naysayers, the distractions, the bias media who spin untruths to try to manipulate us for the Progressives in power, and start listening and watching for the people who are ready to lead, we will hear and recognize them.

So after listening to Paul Harvey’s message and watching the videos above, it might be the perfect time to reflect, something most of us have probably not taken enough time to do for far too long.  One of the first things that might occur to everyone is that the very people who are demonized the most by the present administration and their minions in the media and the entertainment industry, who sprinkle their opinions into your favorite TV shows, are probably the people we should be listening to and offering to stand with.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results

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The GOP goes the way of the Whigs — long live the Tea Party!!!

Whether the Establishment GOP is reformed or a 3rd Party emerges… the winds of change are blowing

Conservatism on the Rise and new coalitions are being forged…

You know winds have shifted when Charles Krauthammer notes that Ted Cruz and the Tea Party were the winners of the shutdown fight!! And then Bloomberg BusinessWeek spins mistruths and lies to convince you otherwise…

Alea iacta estThe Watcher’s Council (10.18.13) has spoken, the votes have been cast, and we have the results  for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves. – Sir Winston Churchill

“We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah. For patriotism is another name for paganism. I say let this land [Iran] burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.” - Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini

If you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. - The Book of Esther, 4-14

This week’s winner, Joshuapundit’s The Ayatollahs Laugh – Iran’s Nukes And The New ‘Red Lines’ is the sordid tale of how the Iranians are already using President Obama’s ‘re-engagement’ with Iran to gain time for their nuclear weapons program, what’s apparently going on behind the scenes and the effect this is having in the Middle East. Here’s a slice:

Now that the talks on Iran’s illicit nuclear program have started in Geneva, the Iranians are already revealing that they’re a farce that will mean nothing, just as they always have.

As the latest round of talks was being scheduled, Majlis Speaker and former Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said that Iran has more enriched uranium than it needed and said that it could be used as a bargaining chip with the West, referring to a previous plan advanced by Russia to enrich Iran’s uranium outside Iran,ostensibly to prevent any weaponization.

The day before the talks, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Iranian state TV that “Shipping out the [enriched] material is a red line for Iran,” and that it would not even be considered.

In fact, at this point the only thing the Iranians are saying they’ll negotiate is the level and quantity of enriched uranium and the type and number of centrifuges…in exchange for a complete lifting of sanctions:

“We are supposed to enter into a trust-building path with the West,” Araqchi said. “In their point of view, trust-building means taking some steps on the Iranian nuclear issue, and in our view, trust is made when the sanctions are lifted.”

And trust, of course will take time, from the Iranians viewpoint.As much time as possible. Meanwhile, the centrifuges are spinning.And Iran admits to already having 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of 20 percent-enriched uranium, a form that can be quickly upgraded for weapons use. That’s within spitting distance of what’s needed for a nuclear weapon, and based on their previous track record the Iranians might well have a lot more than that hidden away.

The Obama Administration has also publicly signaled its willingness to quickly drop the sanctions on Iran as part of negotiations.

In fact, according to the terms of the talks President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to, the Iranians can even continue to enrich uranium freely while the talks continue. And while those talks go on, the Iranians are also taking advantage of the diplomatic engagement to conceal materials and fortify their nuclear sites.

So, where does this leave us? Let’s summarize:

President Obama has apparently accepted the Iranian position that they have the right to enrich uranium.He has done this in spite of the regime’s support of terrorism, its complicity in 9/11, it’s history of duplicity and lies on its nuclear program, and its often expressed hatred for The Great Satan, as the Iranian regime refers to America.

President Obama has swallowed assurances by Iran that they have no interest in nuclear weapons, that Iran’s nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes ( which is why they kept it hidden and clandestine for so long), and that Iran’s Supreme Leader the Ayatollah Khamenei issued a fatwa against nuclear weapons..even though he didn’t , and no record of the supposed ‘fatwa’ exists.

The Iranians will be allowed to continue enriching uranium. We have no way of verifying how much or to what degree, or really anything much while the talks continue and perhaps even after they’re completed.President Obama has also apparently accepted the Iranian demand that enriched uranium will stay in Iran under Iran’s control.

No mention at all has been made of closing down the top secret Iranian nuclear plant at Fordo, or its heavy water plant at Arak, which has no peaceful application, but can only be used to drive a reactor manufacturing weapons grade plutonium, a second path to nuclear weapons.

And President Obama and his team are willfully ignoring the fact that once you have the capability of enriching uranium to any degree and a full fuel cycle, you’re able able to produce nuclear weapons. They are also apparently willing ignore the fact that a peaceful nuclear program can exist without requiring uranium enrichment or plutonium production. Only a nuclear weapons program does.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category…boy did we have some quality stuff this week for you, handpicked by the Council. There was a lot of good stuff here, but the winner this week was David Horowitz with  The Threat We Face submitted by Nice Deb. For those of you whom don’t know, the renowned author and speaker was raised as a Red Diaper Baby and was a rising star in the Left…until something dramatic happened that forced him to perform that most courageous of acts, a true self-examination. Anyone interested in reading about this story first hand should obtain his book, Radical Son.

This week’s winning entry is a transcript of a recent speech Horowitz gave ..and in it, he  reveals the true nature of the Left and helps us understand it in a way only someone who was once a core part of it could. This is a must-read.

OK, here are this week’s full results:

Council Winners
Non-Council Winners

This week, Ask Marion earned honorable mention status with a great article, This is the Moment For Action And Choice.

See you next week! Don’t forget to tune in on Monday AM for this week’s Watcher’s Forum, as the Council and their invited special guests take apart one of the provocative issues of the day with short takes and weigh in…don’t you dare miss it. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter…..’cause we’re cool like that!