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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???

Bloggers' Rights at EFF


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Guv’mint Surveillance Edition

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

The Council In Action!

  • Liberty’s Spirit has a fine new piece up at the Times of Israel, Yom Hashoah, the 3-D test, and Those with Special Needs
  • Bookworm Room was cited by James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Best Of The Web’

    This week, The Midknight Review, Jewish American Patriots,Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion Maggie’s Notebook and The Pirate’s Cove earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

    You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

    To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor  by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning

    Simple, no?

    It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

    So, let’s see what we have this week….

    Council Submissions

    Honorable Mentions

    Non-Council Submissions

    Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Sarah Palin… The Case for a Palin Candidacy for President in 2016

    Why Sarah Palin Should Run in 2016

    'The Key' for the GOP to both beat Hillary in 2016 and nullify the carrot of 'electing the first female president' is running Sarah Palin at the top of the ticket!!


    By Marion Algier – Ask Marion - Palin-Cruz 2016: There is a long list of possible 2016 GOP presidential candidates including a couple lesser known women other than Palin, but nobody fills the bill like Sarah!  Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Allen West, Scott Walker and Ben Carson top the list of new blood that would move America in a better direction… and all would be great candidates in their own right as well as great vice presidential candidates for Sarah Palin. Then there are the iffees with one foot in the grassroots box and one foot in the GOP Establishment RINO box like Chris Christy and Marco Rubio.  And finally there are the Establishment, Big Government, NWO promoter types like Jeb Bush that like Hillary Clinton for the Dems is being promoted daily in the mainstream media for 2016.

    Democrats claim they would love for Sarah Palin to be the Republican nominee in 2016… insinuating it would be an easy win for them. They mock her, write one story after another about her, and constantly tout her "irrelevancy". Why?  Because that's what you do with irrelevant people… NOT!  It is because they fear her and realize how much of a challenge and danger she is to them.  It is why Palin Derangement Syndrome was created and the mainstream media ‘jour’no’lists’ colluded to destroy her.

    But many Republicans are even wary of what a Plain nomination would bring because the media and entertainment industry have so brutally assaulted her, her public image and her family relentlessly.  But you can’t argue with the throngs of people who come out to see, meet and hear Palin speak at book signings, political rallies conventions and for the NRA… average everyday Americans, ‘We the People’ love her! She is asked to speak and is comfortable at high school graduations and events like Billy Graham’s 95th Birthday Celebration. As for those who promote the idea that she is not electable, think about who is pushing that idea.  Both John McCain and Mitt Romney were supposedly very electable and see where they ended up.  The only time McCain was ahead is after Palin joined the ticket; then McCain made the mistake of suspending his campaign and destroyed his own chances even with her. The last Republican elected President was George W. Bush. He was pegged as an idiot. They laughed at his accent. The media set up "gotcha questions" to embarrass him. He was a silly born-again Christian and a right-wing extremist and a war monger. Sound like the media description of someone else? Oh, and he won. And Reagan wasn’t exactly popular with the GOP Establishment either.

    Sarah Palin is Fearless, Tough, Has Been Attacked Like Nobody Else and Emerged Undefeated

    Sarah Palin is tough, charismatic, loved by average Americans, vetted and already tested like no candidate before her.  And if there is one thing about Palin, it is that she is not afraid to go after her opponents. She is tenacious. She does not back down. She takes the offense position. She would not apologize. She would not have conservatives hopping mad in her refusal to go on offense. McCain and Romney played nice while candidate Obama pounded them into the ground.

    Should Hillary Clinton wind up the 2016 Democratic nominee, no nicey-nice polite candidate will defeat her. One could not have asked for a more reasonable, competent, nice man and qualified nominee than Mitt Romney was in 2012, and it was mostly pointless. The only time Romney surged into the polls was when he methodically dismantled him in the first debate and went on the offensive. He then went on to play it safe in the final two debates - attempting to protect a lead - and the rest was history.  Unfortunately nice guys finish last…

    Whether conservatives want to admit it or not, we know the media will not go after Hillary Clinton. Amazingly both Bill and Hillary remain two of the most popular people in politics. No matter how bad everything might be by the time Obama is finishes his second term, Hillary will be held no more responsible by the media than Obama was in 2012. While the Benghazi episode would have been enough to take down any Republican administration, neither Clinton nor Obama have been held even remotely accountable and unless something completely unexpected happens, Hillary will get a free pass. The only person who can change the narrative is a nominee for president like Sarah Palin.

    But we are seeing more and more articles and reports of how thin Hillary’s resume is, especially as Secretary of State. Lanny Davis, former Clinton White House Counsel, recently struggled  when asked in an interview to come up with a single accomplishment of Hillary Clinton’s as Secretary of State, without even addressing her lies and negative role in Benghazi. And Dick Morris, a former Clinton adviser only has tales of horror, lies and scandal about Hillary…  Don’t forget, Hillary was fired way back when off the Watergate investigation Committee for lying plus HillaryCare, her version of ObamaCare, is even worse than the disaster we have now. So Hillary is not unbeatable, but it is going to take a tough women with a great second to do it.

    Palin could lose… but she could also definitely win!   A week-kneed and "safe" Republican really would be just a sacrificial lamb in both the electoral slaughter that will no-doubt again be headed the Republican's way and in the ensuing national election thereafter. Palin is the best and only logical candidate to go head to head with Hillary. Then match her up with Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Allen West, Scott Walker, Ben Carson or someone along those lines and you have a winning ticket for 2016!

    The Palin Myth: People Hated Her

    Many think a Palin candidacy would be DOA because of her poll numbers. But they are either looking at the wrong polls or at polls whose numbers are a reflection of what people have been fed by the media who have not done their homework or gone to see and hear Palin live, just the portrayal and constant unfair and untrue mocking of her over the years.  Just like with Romney, many thought they  "disliked" him according to the polls but  of people who had never heard him speak a word; just because of the image set by the Obama campaign. But when people actually got to see him for the first time in the first debate, a strange thing happened: they liked him, and definitely as a person if not a candidate. Romney’s favorable numbers rose dramatically.  They were even above 50% by election day. So why didn’t he win? Too many Conservatives, Christians, Independents, Tea Party-Grassroots types and Libertarians didn’t come out to vote because they got hung-up on one or two issues or items they didn’t like instead of focusing the bigger picture… 4 more years of Progressivism, big government and Obama (or Hillary).  The same could be true and happen with Palin because the caricature the left has painted of her is so skewed and unfair, but hopefully Americans have grown smarter and will do their homework for the 2014 and 2016 elections.  How many people really think Sarah actually said "I can see Russia from my house"? Palin took a beating far worse than any candidate in recent history. But she is reshaping her image with the group who only knew her through the mainstream media attacks!

    In an interview Roger Ailes of Fox News, Ailes said that “the only two people I knew who got worse press than her (Palin) were Richard Nixon and George W. Bush (personally I would add Dan Quayle to that list) — some of it unfairly”, much of it definitely unfair to Palin’s family. That and her fortitude, as well as her message of ‘stop raising taxes’ is why he hired her back after their short parting of the ways following the 2012 Election.

    However, the folks, as Bill O’reilly likes to call average everyday Americans, of which Palin is one, loved her immediately and she inspired women on both sides of the aisle, including political convert and lifetime Democrat, the L.A. President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) who introduced Palin for her first Rally in Cali in Carson City where a crowd of 23,000 gathered, that I was privileged to attend, with a last minute announcement… so the Progressive  left immediately feared and hated her. You can bet that Hillary does not draw that kind of a crowd for her speeches!

    In 2008 America, at least most of the lower 48 as they say in Alaska, was introduced to a dynamic, vibrant, articulate, patriotic, (and much to the chagrin of America’s ruling elite) charismatic gal that most of America could relate to.  She is the eye-catching mother of 5, including a special needs child; wife of a rugged, outdoorsy, good-looking, Iditarod snow mobile champion, who worked on the pipeline, ran a fishing business and is a nice guy to boot that has been her sweetheart for 30-years; she is a self-made independent politician who worked her way up from the PTA, to Mayor of Wasilla, to Chairman of the powerful Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, to Governor of Alaska and then to the first Republican female nominee for Vice President; and if need be she can bring home the bacon or moose (that she can shoot herself) and fry it up in a pan or make her famous moose stew out of it for dinner.

    And while many memories of the 2008 campaign might have been erased, let us not forget that after her 2008 VP acceptance speech, Palin was easily the most popular of the four candidates:

    A week after the selection of Palin, the Republicans would hold their nominating convention and Palin delivered a speech for the ages. Her favorable numbers immediately soared. In fact, her favorable numbers at that point were greater than those of Barack Obama. A CNN Poll had Palin's favorable ratings at +30 (Obama was +26), Newsweek had Palin at +30 (Obama at +20), and NBC News had Palin at +20 (Obama +21). The McCain-Palin ticket suddenly led Obama-Biden in 7 polls, tied in 3, and trailed in just 2.

    In that speech, she went after Obama big time; she was not friendly. But, he was incredibly likeable to Americana and the public approved. It wasn't until the 2-month media offensive and character assassination (and as just a VP candidate, a relatively small platform with which to respond) that her numbers started to turn. The media set the narrative that she wasn't experienced enough to be vice-president by constantly writing "Does She Have Enough Experience" pieces. Ironically, while those pieces were written about a governor, mayor, and state commissioner about a VP role; they were never asked of her opposing presidential candidate who was a part-time state legislator and freshman US Senator… who obviously didn’t have the experience to be President. Even CBS Finally Admitted Palin Is A Seasoned Executive - More Than Qualified To Be President

    In Poll After Poll Sarah Palin Has Highest Favorability Rating Among GOP Primary Voters and Sarah Palin tops the poll of women that Americans want to run for President

    CNN Said Palin’s Influence Far from Diminishing and Former Senator and now head of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint, said there was no more valuable endorsement in conservative circles than that of Sarah Palin… as Ted Cruz and others who credit her with their election wins have said, Palin is the Kingmaker.

    Palin is Already Vetted

    Finally, Palin is a known commodity. We've seen her at her best and her worst. (And her "worst" is more what others have done to her rather than something she has done to herself.) She is very conservative with a populist stretch. She is inclusive. She reaches out to everyone. She is an effective speaker; many would say she is charismatic. The media has already investigated every hair on her head, read every email she ever wrote, and even accidentally discovered she was a good governor after all. One thing with Palin is sure: there is nothing left to be vetted except her ideas. Would Palin be a risky move? Well, how did the last two guys work out for us and who among the Republicans would be a better force to at least try to stomp her opponent the way they will stomp back?

    As Palin's circle of supporters and influence is growing, many of her detractors have had to publicly admit they were wrong about her and admit that she has been right about a long list of things, including Fannie and Freddie, death panels in ObamaCare, Putin invading the Ukraine and even about President Obama himself.

    If someone actually takes a little time to do their homework, or the RNC finally gets off their bent to shove another moderate or RINO down our throats and instead would promote Palin like the Dems are pushing Hillary, people would quickly see that Palin is experienced, has a long list of accomplishments as Governor of Alaska, knows energy as the former Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and has common sense… a commodity in short supply in Washington.

    Whether you are a Palin supporter or just doing your homework and haven't seen the movie Sarah Palin: The Undefeated (Trailer), we highly recommend that you do!  Also, Sarah Takes on Big Oil is a must read!! And start pressuring the RNC to wake-up!

    So as for Palin Derangement Syndrome… It is time for that be revisited!  Palin is more popular and influential than ever and her circle of supporters is growing daily! One can hear “Run Sarah Run” wherever she appears!

    run-sarah-run Plus, I have recently heard more than one person say, “Wouldn’t that be an amazing race… two women, Sarah verses Hillary running for President of the United States?” Yes it would be! And it would be the first time in a long time that the American people had a clear choice as well as an interesting race!

    “Sarah Palin Was Right” TV Ad by CCC PAC   

    Palin's luxury coach, used on her 2011 ’One Nation’ bus tour, is up for sale for $279,000

    Sarah Palin toured the USA in the "One Nation" Bus (pictured above) promoting the guiding principles of our Constitution and the original dreams espoused by our country's Founders.  She was met with enthusiasm and huge crowds everywhere… and most said, “Run Sarah, Please Run!!”, and the cries are getting ever louder!


    US Conservatives in italics above

    Ask Marion 

    A Time For Choosing

    Conservatives for Palin

    Just One More Pet

    Washington Examiner

    Palin-Cruz 2016

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    The Wrap at Ask Marion 4.20.14 Thru 4.27.14 – Changing Winds Edition

    Its a Wrap

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

    The Winds of Change are Blowing… the Question is Will You Get Involved?

    Stay Strong Fellow Patriots

    We the People… The Wind Has Shifted

    Will You Continue to Follow These People?



    And $6 Bil Vanishes From State Dept. Under Hillary Clinton

    Or Choose These People?

    TW Shannon

      And the real question is… Who do you trust?


    Video: Since it Won’t Go Away… Clinton Calls Benghazi Her ‘Biggest Regret’

      Palin Thoughtful

      Video: Sarah Palin NRA Stand And Fight Rally 2014  


    sarah... death panels

    Even people like former DNC Chair, Howard Dean, have now admitted that Sarah Palin was right and there will be death panels under ObamaCare!

    Love, Prayer and Laughter are the Best Medicines… And may soon be all you can count on!

    Baby French Bulldog

    Best Chew Toy

    As Well As The Best Anti-Depressants!

    The Legend of Rainbow Bridge

    Great Pet Books: The Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet Paradise and All Creatures Great and Small

    We Are All Waiting...

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    JFK On Israel

    More Die of Accidentally Falling Than Mass Shootings

    Reagan On Freedom

    Book(s) of the Week – None of these are new… but if you haven’t read them, they are all worth going back to read them

    Looking back to when the elephants, the republicans, were in control, they weren’t staying true their ideals, spending more than they promised while increasing the size of government. In the 2006 midterm elections, the country acted on its displeasure by voting many of them out of congress, and in 2008, the Democrats gained additional seats, including the most important one: the presidency. Things are now trending in the other direction, and the 2010 and 2012 elections gave the GOP solid control of the House, but unless the pendulum swings back to the right in 2014 and 2016, the America we knew and loved may be gone forever. It’s times like these when a good book is needed to reinvigorate political thought, causing you to critically examine opposing beliefs as well as your own.

     Here are 15 essential conservative reads:

    1. God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom' by William F. Buckley Jr.: Not long after graduating from Yale University, 25-year-old Buckley wrote God And Man At Yale, exposing academia for its outright disregard of traditional American values. Professors are named as he describes their attempts to deconstruct the religious beliefs of the students and promote liberal ideology. This book helped catapult Buckley to the forefront of the conservative movement.

    2. ‘The Reagan I Knew’ by William F. Buckley, Jr.: Buckley discusses his more than 30-year relationship with Reagan, providing a glimpse into the lives of two political giants who anchored conservatism in America during the second-half of the 20th century. Included in the book are personal letters authored by Reagan and Buckley’s accompanying commentary.

    3. Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater: Goldwater discusses core conservative issues — including taxing, spending, states’ rights and civil rights — that were prominent when the The Conscience of a Conservative was published in 1960 and remain important today. The book is credited for sparking the modern conservative movement, which exploded with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980.

    4. The Conservative Revolution : The Movement That Remade America by Lee Edwards: The triumph of conservatism during the latter half of the 20th century is highlighted, and the four major figures who spearheaded the movement — Robert Taft, Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich — are examined. Edwards makes no bones about his advocacy of conservatism, so don’t expect an overly-critical analysis on the ideology and its standard-bearers.

    5. The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk: Insight is given into the worldview of conservatives and the basic tenants to which they subscribe by examining the thoughts of past conservative politicians — like John Adams and John C. Calhoun — and political thinkers like Alexis de Tocqueville and George Santayana.

    6. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville: While spending nine months in America, Frenchman Tocqueville documented, as the title indicates, democracy in America and compared and contrasted it to European aristocracy, advocating its application to the French political system. His observations also lead him to speculate on democracy’s possible threats.

    7. Founding Fathers: Brief Lives of the Framers of the United States Constitution Second Edition, Revised, by M. E. Bradford: The Constitution is the seminal document on which the organization of the US government is based, and its significance to conservatives certainly hasn’t diminished in the more than 220 years since it was ratified. Bradford provides biographical information about the 55 framers, delving into their personal philosophies pertaining to life and government, and how they were affected by factors like their environment, education and religion.

    8. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay: A staple of high school civics classes, The Federalist Papers should be a must-read for adults too. The writings of Hamilton, Madison and Jay serve as a reminder of how the government was intended to operate – with limitations on political power. Recent publications of their work typically include a section with the US Constitution, which provides background for their arguments.

    9. Second Treatise of Government by John Locke: Politicians look to the Founding Fathers for guidance today in the same way the Founding Fathers looked to John Locke for guidance yesteryear. As a believer that all men are created equal, Locke’s (classically) liberal ideas were chastised during the 17th century by supporters of the status quo. He trusted human reason and decency, and our ability to govern ourselves. Certainly an admirable position to take.

    10. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill: Mill warns the democratic world of the “tyranny of the majority,” in which the majority’s power can be used in an adverse manner to subjugate the minority. It’s a reminder that prevailing opinions may not always be the right opinions, so individuals shouldn’t have to succumb to power unless they’re incapable of self-sovereignty. In order for one to be truly free, he or she must be afforded the three essential components of liberty as described by Mill. A timeless read.

    11.  The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents--The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2) by F. A. Hayek: Written during a time when communism and fascism were taking hold, Hayek delivers the resounding message that extensive governmental control inevitably damages society. The Austrian-born philosopher and economist asserts that individual liberty and collectivism cannot coexist, contrasting the two governing philosophies. He is a major proponent of the free market economy, and therefore primarily emphasizes that economic planning is a recipe for failure.

    12.  Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig von Mises: Mises’ compelling advocacy of laissez faire capitalism is supported by his knowledge of fundamental human decision-making as it relates to economics. Mises challenges the components of collectivism that were so widely accepted during the time Human Action was published in 1949, opposing concepts such as tribalism, irrationalism and positivism.

    13. Free to Choose: A Personal Statement by Milton Friedman: Friedman makes a compelling case that explains why the free market is essential to preserving individual freedom. He argues against government intervention and Keynesian theory that encourages unnecessary spending. Published in 1980, the book addresses the economic problems encountered during the time – most of which still exist today – while providing feasible solutions.

    14. Modern Times Revised Edition: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties by Paul Johnson: The 20th century was marred by two major world wars, the emergence of ruthless dictators, collectivism and historians who narrowly depicted the events. Johnson opts to study the people who influenced the times – including Hitler, Satlin, Lenin, Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower – from a conservative perspective. Modern Times is unabashedly provocative.

    15. Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell: Sowell broaches a topic that many critics try their best to avoid, hypothesizing that the problems within black culture can be traced back to its emulation of white Southern redneck culture. He also describes the achievements of Chinese and Jews in America, and their cultural emphasis on education and family.

    Stand Together When the Time comes

    The wolves are at the door!! The Economist/YouGov survey asked respondents in a series of polls last week which female candidate not named Hillary Clinton they would want to run for president.

    Palin is first in the national survey with 9%, followed by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice with 8%. Michelle Obama is fourth with 2% of the vote.

    In other national polls, Palin has the highest favorability rating among Republican presidential primary voters. If she does not run in 2016, her influence and potential endorsement could tip the GOP presidential contest that may be the most split in the last 40 years.

    2016 – The Election of the First Female President of the United States?

    RNC Chairman Says Hillary 2016 Candidacy is Set… And Female Presidency Will be the Carrot

    Palin Derangement Syndrome Revisited

    James Delingpole: God, I wish Sarah Palin would stand for president??



    Join the Movement… Palin-Cruz 2016@PalinCruz_2016 – #PalinCruz2016


    Be sure to come visit us here at Ask Marion regularly and subscribe to receive the latest posts first… as well as visit: Just One More Pet, True Health Is True Wealth!!, Knowledge Is Power, the Daily Thought Pad and Palin-Cruz 2016

    And Join in on Twitter at @AskMarion @JustOneMorePet and @PalinCruz_2016  #PalinCruz2016 Governor Sarah Palin tops a national poll of female candidates that Americans want to run for president

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    Palin, Cruz, Lee Hit the Campaign Trail

    Conservative Rockstars… Palin, Cruz and Lee joined the Liberty Rally in Tulsa Oklahoma for Conservative Senate candidate TW Shannon on Thursday and then turned out today, Friday 04.25.14 in North Platte, Nebraska for Conservative Ben Sasse

    Three of the Tea Party, GOP and Conservative's biggest stars, Governor and GOP VP Candidate Sarah Palin and Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee joined in a national “Liberty Rally” to back conservatives running in key Senate races.

    Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC, said that the trio will kick off the rally in Oklahoma where former House Speaker T.W. Shannon is running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Coburn.

    Sign Up for the Paul Bedard newsletter! “Shannon is the constitutional conservative candidate,” cheered SarahPAC’s email to supporters. The rally took place Thurday, 04.24.14.

    Cruz, Palin and Lee are also all  in Nebraska on Friday, 04.25.14 to help Senate candidate Ben Sasse.

    On Sunday, Palin will travel to Iowa to host a “Heels On, Gloves Off” rally for Senate candidate Joni Ernst.

    Tim Crawford, the treasurer of SarahPAC, wrote,

    “Republicans have a chance to send conservatives to Washington D.C. who don't just talk the talk, but walk the walk when it comes to standing up for conservative values. If you're in the Oklahoma, Nebraska, or Iowa area, we hope you'll come out to join Governor Palin for one of these great events.”

    Video:  @SarahPalinUSA Takes Oklahoma By STORM Fires Up @TWShannon's Liberty Rally

    Liberty Rally photos:

    A Thousand Turn Out in North Platte Nebraska for conservative Senate candidate Ben Sasse and GOP 'Rock Stars'

    By Tony Lee -

    A thousand Nebraskans turned out at 10 AM on Friday for a rally for conservative Senate candidate Ben Sasse that featured former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT).Sasse, the anti-Obamacare candidate who has surged in the race, also rallied with former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr, the first female Republican governor, at Scout's Rest in North Platte, where Orr brought President Ronald Reagan in 1987 to campaign on her behalf.

    According to the Omaha World-Herald (See full article below), Palin said,

    "What we need in the Senate are folks who are willing to not just go along to get along. We need the fighters."

    “That’s why I’m here for Ben Sasse," Palin said. "He is the right person for this job.’’

    Palin, Lee, and Cruz on Thursday were in Oklahoma to back T.W. Shannon as a candidate who would stand up to the Washington establishment, and they noted that Sasse would be another politician who would provide conservatives like Cruz and Lee some reinforcements in Washington against the permanent political class.

    “I’m here supporting Ben Sasse because I believe he has the courage to look in the eyes of the party bosses in Washington and say, ‘I don’t work for you, I work for the people of Nebraska,’’’ Cruz said, according to the World-Herald.

    Sasse's opponent, Shane Osborne, as Breitbart News has reported, has the endorsement of Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). And Sasse compared his opponent's establishment endorsements to Lee's and Cruz's endorsements for him.

    Palin, who has also endorsed Pete Ricketts for governor in the state, has been influential in Nebraska even when she has not had as many allies as she does in supporting Sasse. As Breitbart News reported, Palin showed how influential her endorsement is in Nebraska when she put Sen. Deb Fischer in the Senate in 2012 with a Facebook post:

    During the 2012 election cycle in Nebraska, the Republican establishment spent millions backing Jon Bruning, while Washington's conservative establishment, including Freedom Works, spent millions backing Don Stenberg. But after Palin wrote a 135-word Facebook post to endorse Deb Fischer, the then-unknown candidate suddenly had "momentum, buzz, and name identification" and rocketed to the top of the polls en route to wins in the primary and general election.

    Palin said that Sasse would be "a great advocate for conservative action in the Senate!"

    "He’s just the sort of problem solver we need to take on Obamacare and provide a conservative alternative to the challenges facing America!" she said.

    Photo: DAVID HENDEE/THE WORLD-HERALD Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, flashes a hook 'em horns sign during a rally at Buffalo Bill State Historical Park near North Platte on Friday after U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse noted that Cruz didn't wear a Nebraska shirt, but Sarah Palin, left, did. 

    By David Hendee / World-Herald staff writer

    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Two Republican rock stars and a cast of backup singers brought their act to Nebraska Friday for U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse as the state’s GOP primary heads for a wild finale.

    Tea Party favorites Sarah Palin, a former vice presidential candidate, and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas rallied a crowd of about 1,000 to support Sasse in the May 13 primary.

    “What we need in the Senate are folks who are willing to not just go along to get along. We need the fighters,’’ Palin said. “That’s why I’m here for Ben Sasse. He is the right person for this job.’’

    The band of politicos staged their show at Buffalo Bill State Historical Park, against the backdrop of colorful western showman William F. Cody’s cavernous horse barn. Sharing the spotlight were Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and former Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr.

    Sasse said he was grateful to have their support during the final days of the campaign.

    Palin, a former Alaska governor, said Sasse is the clear conservative choice in the election.

    Cruz, elected two years ago, said Nebraska Republicans have good choices in the Senate race but Sasse is the strongest conservative voice.

    Cruz said the biggest divide in country is not between Republicans and Democrats, but between entrenched politicians in both parties and the American people.

    “I’m here supporting Ben Sasse because I believe he has the courage to look in the eyes of the party bosses in Washington and say, ‘I don’t work for you, I work for the people of Nebraska,’’’ said Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

    Lee, who was elected to the Senate in 2010, said Sasse has read the federal health care law championed by President Barack Obama and “knows how to fight Obamacare, repeal Obamacare and put you back in charge of your health care decisions.”

    Sasse, president of Midland University in Fremont, is running for the seat held by Republican Sen. Mike Johanns, who is retiring. The other candidates are Pinnacle Bank chairman Sid Dinsdale, Omaha attorney Bart McLeay and former State Treasurer Shane Osborn.

    The winner will face likely Democratic nominee David Domina, an Omaha attorney.

    Friday’s rally drew people from across the state.

    Cindy Weitzenkamp of Uehling, Neb., said Sasse’s problem-solving skill is his greatest attribute and is needed in Washington.

    Weitzenkamp attended the rally with friends Anita Bowman of Uehling, Deb Heuer of Fremont, Cindy Norman and Pauline Norman, both of North Platte, and Jo Wacker of Hooper.

    “Where else can you go for free — this isn’t a fundraiser — and meet two former state governors and two current senators, and possibly a future senator all in one place?’’ Heuer said. “It’s a privilege to meet people who are actively involved in our country.’’

    Jacob Anthens and Jacob Harmel, both seniors at Central Catholic High School in Nebraska City, drove to the rally with their social justice class teacher, Father Steve Thomlison. They left Nebraska City at 4 a.m.

    Thomlison said students in his class attend rallies and debates and study issues in preparation for voting for the first time.

    Cody established the North Platte ranch in 1878. It was here that he created his Wild West Shows that toured the United States and Europe. Orr was governor when she hosted President Ronald Reagan at Scout’s Rest Ranch in 1987.

    Palin’s endorsements are valued by conservative candidates.

    Earlier this month, she endorsed Nebraska GOP gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts. Two years ago, she endorsed Deb Fischer in the final week of a hotly contested GOP primary race in Nebraska. Fischer went on to win the Senate seat. Besides Sasse, Palin has endorsed Senate hopefuls recently in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio and Oklahoma.

    Sasse said Palin — who wore a red light sweatshirt with a jeweled Nebraska “N’’ to the rally — arrived in North Platte on Thursday wearing Oklahoma Sooners shirt after campaigning in Tulsa. Sasse joked that he considered postponing the event to investigate her character.

    Sasse said Cruz was supposed to wear a Husker shirt, too, “but he didn’t keep his word.’’ At that, Cruz flashed a Texas “Hook ‘em, Horns’’ hand sign to boos and laughter from the crowd.

    *In earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) was in attendance at the rally. Fischer was not there and has not endorsed a candidate in the Senate race.

    Now Governor Palin heads to SHePac on Sunday, April 27th:  -  SHE-PAC Facebook:

    Sarah returns to Des Moines, Iowa to host the She-PAC fundraiser on April 27, 2014.

    Be there on April 27th to rally in Iowa and join with Governor Sarah Palin, Joni Ernst, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, Governor Kay Orr, and Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds to Support, Honor and Elect conservative women in 2014!

    Heels On, Gloves Off Rally

    The event will be on April 27th at 3:30PM at the Hy-Vee Conference Center, 5820 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

    The event is free to the public, just simply RSVP HERE!

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    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Watcher’s Council Nominations – The Shot Heard ‘Round The World Edition

    Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best posts in each category, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

    Council News:

    The Council In Action!!

    • The multi-talented Tom White over at Virginia Right! has a brand new song up at YouTube, ‘The Eric Cantor Blues’. Tasty!
    • Debra Heine at Nice Deb has a great piece over at Breitbart giving us the low down on the latest doings of the Tea Party Express with Tea Party Express Launches Ninth National Bus Tour
    • Yours truly at Joshuapundit has a new piece up at the Times of Israel on Mahmoud Abbas and his threat to dissolve the Palestinian Authority if all his demands aren’t met, Farewell To Abbas And The PA? Good Riddance

      This week, The MidKnight Review, Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion , Jewish American Patriots, Gulag Bound and The Pirate’s Cove earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

      You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

      To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for that week when it comes out Wednesday morning.

      Simple, no?

      It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

      So, without further ado, let’s see what we have this week….

      Council Submissions/Nominations

    Honorable Mentions

    Non-Council Submissions

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