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BEWARE THE IDES OF OCTOBER

The progressive dream of transforming America into a social-democratic state, where “social justice,” “green jobs,” and the “redistribution of wealth” are its organizing principles, has turned into a nightmare. American voters are on a path to reject the progressive agenda en masse and its standard bearer, President Barack Obama, along with it. But don’t expect progressives to go quietly into the dust bin of history. Beware the ides of October and expect an all out class-warfare attack on Republicans, the Tea Party and conservatives. The question is will it work?  (More)

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SARAH PALIN

Gov. Sarah Palin has breakfast and visits with...

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Absolute knowledge I really have none,

But a secret informant’s stenographer’s son

Overheard a policeman, while walking his beat,

Remark to a laborer crossing the street

That certain unspecified Portuguese Jews

Had wind of a sailor in Newport News,

Who had learned while abroad (from an undisclosed source)

That Sarah Palin’s a space alien riding a horse

The facts are unclear (to be candid and terse),

The rumors soon may be better or worse

By some predictable move to demean

The lamestream media is turning green

To settle the scam, or again maybe not,

That’s the sum of the latest reports that I’ve got.

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A TALE OF TWO SPEECHES: OBAMA ORATORY VS. THE PALIN PARADIGM

Consider the speech given by President Barack Obama before a joint session of Congress Thursday evening along with the one Sarah Palin gave at a Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa, the Saturday before. President Obama, a gifted orator, delivered his “jobs plan” with eloquence, passion and determination. Still, even with sweeteners intended to attract Republican support, it set forth the same failed ideas he’s pursued for the previous 961 days. Sarah Palin, with her high-pitched voice and quirky Alaskan pronunciation of certain words, “delivered a devastating indictment of the entire U.S. political establishment—left, right and center—and pointed toward a way of transcending the presently unbridgeable political divide.”  (More)

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“I LIKE PALIN, BUT I WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR HER FOR PRESIDENT”

Sarah Palin at the Time 100 Gala, in Manhattan...

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How many times have you heard someone say, “I like Sarah Palin, but I could never vote for her for president”? If Gov. Palin jumps into the presidential race next month as most now expect, how can she change the minds of enough people who think this way to win the Republican Party’s nomination and, if so, the general election?

Her critics on the left and the right believe she can’t overcome her negatives and won’t change many minds. She won’t win the Republican nomination, and if by some chance she did, she wouldn’t win the general election.

Palin’s supporters say that no one should underestimate Palin. She is a masterful retail politician; and once she starts campaigning and people listen to her side by side with her with her Republican rivals, many will change their minds. They argue that she can win the nomination and defeat Barack Obama.

Most of these predictions, however, are wishful thinking; and hope is not a strategy. If “candidate” Palin is going to change the minds of those whose minds may be changeable, she and her supporters have to focus on specific groups with targeted appeals. (More)

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