Saturday, August 20, 2011



There are certain key skills which define a leader. Following is not necessarily a complete list of these skills, but I consider them to be essential.

It usually takes a lot of practice for anyone to develop the characteristics of a leader. For most, it's a lifetime effort. And also, for most, they never quite obtain an acceptable level of skill in all these characteristics. It's rare to find individuals who achieve a high level of skill in all of them.
You may differ with me as to the completeness of this dissertation or with the points made, or the points not made, but I believe this is complete enough that once understood, one can apply its principles to make judgments concerning the validity of the title of leader in today's political environment.

Ability to Communicate

A person with a high degree of communication skill is both a good listener, as well as a good speaker. Such leaders listen closely to their followers, asking questions to ensure they have the best possible understanding of what is being said. Without a high degree of competence in communication skills, no leader can initially motivate or keep their “flock” motivated. When a great leader communicates with a follower, the follower has the sense that the leader has “eyes” for no one but the follower, the focus is so clear. Thus, it may be seen, communication skills are absolutely vital to a true leader. No one can be a leader without these skills being highly developed.

Applying these points, my observation is that Sarah Palin is the premiere communicator in the political arena today and that Barack Obama is among the worst. His very arrogance prevents him from listening to others, while videos of Sarah meeting and greeting people shows she genuinely cares for the people and grants them a lot of importance. This trait of Sarah Palin opens the door for anyone to communicate genuinely with her and her with them.

Palin - 1
Obama - 0

Interpersonal Skills

Without the respect and trust of ones followers, there is no leadership. Respect and trust are earned. Relationships are founded on respect and trust and it works both ways. Really accomplished leaders are able to obtain the trust and respect of those who follow them and the leader, in turn, conveys respect and trust in equal measure to their followers and the followers know it. Mutual respect and trust is vital among all the members of the group and an excellent leader ensures that happens, handling any misunderstandings as they arise.

Sarah Palin shows genuine trust of and respect for others in her interpersonal actions. Us common folk feel empowered by her and feel that closeness which comes from acknowledging, “she's one of us”. Sarah is quick both to praise and defend her followers as well as people who espouse the principles she believes in. Barack Obama, on the other hand, has frequently shown disdain for the common folks and displays a haughtiness of demeanor that alienates the average person. He puts on an elitist attitude which repels. He is not a “warm” person, whereas Sarah Palin is very “warm” and inviting in her demeanor toward people she meets.

We the People have more trust in Sarah than in any other politician in America today, largely because she's quite unlike the usual politician – she has a genuine servant's heart.

Palin - 2
Obama - 0


Group cohesion is directly proportional to the self-confidence of the leadership, of the followers in the leadership and of the leadership in the followers. In other words, everybody in the group has to have confidence in themselves and the other group members in order to maximize the achievement of the group's goals. Again, without confidence in oneself and the other members of the group, there is no leadership. Groups fall apart when leaders do not display confidence in what they and the group are doing. Anyone who cannot take responsibility for the results obtained within a group, good and bad, is no leader at all. A leader must be able to learn from mistakes of their own as well as those of others. And in emergencies, the confident demeanor of a true leader can permeate the group and pull it through to satisfactory conclusions.

Barack Obama doesn't generate confidence in himself or anyone else and especially not in his policies, which have proven to be Marxist in intent and highly destructive of the American Way. This is a major failure of his. Sarah Palin creates a n abundance of confidence with her common-sense approach to solving the problems facing our world and her sunny disposition in the face of difficulty. Sarah believes wholeheartedly in America, in family and her Faith, and is consistent and unwavering in her desire to restore America to the Rule of Law, the Constitution and the exceptionalism which has made America the greatest nation on earth. As a result, she generates enormous confidence among her followers.

Palin - 3
Obama - 0

Organizational Skills

True leaders have well honed organizational skills. They thoroughly understand what the group's goals are and how to organize the group to achieve its goals. They are capable of creating structures within the group which synergisticly interact to help their groups get the job done, and in like manner, are able to successfully dismantle barriers to getting the job done.

Disparate individuals and groups make up the Tea Party Movement, but no one else commands their cheers and attendance at rallies more than Sarah Palin. She amalgams these different entities into a degree of cohesion of action and platform as no other. Others claim to, but they are only claims, they are not facts. Obama displays no organizational skills whatever.

Palin - 4
Obama - 0


Vital to successful leadership is the ability to be flexible when the situation changes, requiring a fresh approach to any problems at hand. They may need to alter the group's focus to meet the demands of new factors in the environment. True leaders are able to re-assess and move the group forward by applying different solutions, as appropriate, to the new circumstances.

Barack Obama has demonstrated a severe lack of adaptability. His policies have virtually all failed and yet his response to this failure is to press for more of the same. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, has adapted readily to changing conditions and in the instance of the frivolous ethics complaints which virtually shut down her administration as Governor of Alaska, took a step which very few, if any other, politicians would have taken – she removed the reason for these complaints to continue to be leveled – she resigned. Since then, the Alaska Governor's Office has resumed its duties effectively. This is clear evidence that the false complaints were only intended to bankrupt the Palin family and render the Governor's Office powerless. Further evidence of Sarah's adaptability has been how she, in the face of the most vicious and vile treatment by the Leftist media of herself and her family, has been able to “turn the tables” on the media, forcing them to “dance on her string” during her One Nation Bus Tour and causing the media to whine about how mean she was to them.

Palin - 5
Obama - 0

Common-sense Orientation

Successful leaders are able to develop simple solutions to problems which appear complex to others. Complexity is derived of a lack of understanding. Understanding breeds simplicity. Successful leaders are able to, through adequate study and development of their own understanding, put forth simple solutions to what appear to be complex problems to others. These simple solutions are then perceived as “common sense” and “simple” by those who grasp them. Such understanding within the group engenders an extremely strong sense of confidence and well-being within the group that they know well how to resolve the situations confronting the group and how to achieve the group's goals.

Sarah is famous for her ability to analyze and understand issues which are professed by others to be complex and render them simple I remember when Joe Biden tried to suggest that Sarah did not know how complex the country's energy problems were and her response was with a simple, common-sense solution which made Joe look like an idiot (my opinion). Sarah's Facebook Notes are famous for their simple, common-sense solutions to the nation's problems. And they are seemingly ignored by Barack Obama, who offers no solutions to any of the nation's problems. Obama has only a rigid set of repetitive “solutions”, none of which demonstrate any common-sense whatever and which actually exacerbate the negative situations we face.

Palin - 6
Obama - 0

Obtaining Results

Leading by example alone isn't good enough. Really successful leaders don't hesitate to “get their fingers dirty” by taking an active part in the activities of the group. They constantly work to keep the group's activities humming. Leadership's goal is to produce results, for without results, there is little reason for the group or its “leaders”. At the same time, the group's leader must be able to “step away” and view the overall picture of the group's condition and assess accordingly to keep the group moving forward toward the achievement of its goals.

A key element to leadership is knowing every aspect of what the group is trying to accomplish and being thoroughly in agreement with its accomplishment. It is the basis on which the group can be motivated and directed. If the leadership is weak in its belief in the “rightness” of its goals and purposes, it is unlikely the group will achieve much of anything.

In virtually every instance which called for leadership by President Obama, he has not only remained aloof, he has sequestered himself away from the active fray. He doesn't just not take part, he hides. Barack Obama steadfastly refuses to take responsibility for anything. Sarah, in contrast, moves directly at any seeming danger that exists, confronting it head-on and taking an active part in leading her team to handle it. Perhaps in no other respect do their leadership styles differ as markedly as in the area of taking responsibility for the results. Sarah takes full responsibility and Barack takes none.

Palin - 7
Obama - 0

Ethics, Morals and Mores

Truly successful leaders operate within a high level of ethics and morals, becoming an example for others to follow.

This last point is an extremely important one that often differentiates true leaders from the rest of the pack. Leadership is not just gaining a position of power and control with the opportunity to order people around. There is no true leadership in a tyranny; there is only suppression. True leaders are willing to not just “talk the talk”, but are eagerly willing to “walk the walk” alongside their followers.

True leaders have a highly developed skill to empower their followers such that their followers are more able to work as a cohesive unit, with common objectives and common mores appropriate to the achievement of the group's goals.

The greatest leaders, who are endowed with the greatest degree of devotion by their followers, are those perceived by the group members as “one of us”.

Leadership skills are acquired, folks are not born with them and great leaders can make mistakes. No one is infallible. Yet, one should not, for one mistake, condemn a plethora of achievement.

On the positive side, great leaders learn from their mistakes.

If Barack Obama has any sense of ethics, I don't recognize it. He consistently and continuously lies. Again, in contrast, Sarah Palin is scrupulously honest in every respect and her word is always kept, even if it appears to be not the best choice. For example, she felt she owed a debt of gratitude to John McCain for having chosen her as his running mate and she, in spite of numerous calls from her supporters not to, she backed McCain in the November, 2010 election. While some might say Sarah is loyal to a fault, I disagree. She has repaid her debt and is beholden to no one. This clearly sets her apart from virtually all other politicians active today. As a result, Sarah has earned her followers deep respect and as well, they know she will always have their backs. Loyalty is contagious and it's rife within the ranks of Sarah's supporters who are intensely loyal to her. As for Barack Obama, his loyalty to anyone or anything outside himself is non-existent. His actions have betrayed many of the groups which supported him in 2008 and many of these groups are beginning to denounce his breaking of the promises he made to them in exchange for their votes, for the first time actively criticizing Obama.

Palin - 8
Obama - 0

Look for these characteristics in all the actual or potential Presidential candidates who claim the mantle of “Leader” and satisfy yourself that they are worthy of wearing it. Their professing to or acting as if they are worthy is not good enough. They must earn it in your eyes for you to accept them as your leader. It is the “leader” in you which has the right to make that judgment.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thank You Iowa!

A week later we are still remembering all the great patriotic Iowans we met at the state fair. We are also still trying to work off that delicious fried butter on a stick and red velvet funnel cake. I look forward to being back in Iowa in Indianola on September 3rd. Enjoy SarahPAC's latest video and thank you Iowa!

- Sarah Palin

As published at SarahPAC: Thank You Iowa!

Palin Stalkers Finally Arrested

Craig Christy, 47 and Shawn Christy, 19 of McAdoo, Pennsylvania were arrested yesterday on federal charges for continuing to harass the Palins in violation of a restraining order barring them from contact, Reuters reported. That restraining order had been extended for six months this past May. The Christys called the Palins from August 1 through August 9, triggering the charges.
Craig and Shawn Christy made an initial appearance on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Allentown, Pennsylvania, following their arrest, Assistant U.S. Attorney Retta-Rae Randall said.

No bail was set during the hearing and the two men will be transported to Anchorage, Alaska, for further proceedings, Randall said.

The father and son duo had been harassing and threatening the Palins and Kristan Cole, and made threats against Obama and Senator John McCain, according to widespread media reports. The Christys stalking included vulgar calls to Gov. Palin’s home; sending the Palins receipts from a gun purchase and telling them of his intent to purchase a one-way ticket to Alaska. Shawn Christy in fact made a brief round trip to and from Anchorage at a cost of $700 around the time of Gov. Palin’s birthday. Shawn Christy also threatened to rape the former Alaska Governor.

H/T Greta Van Susteren, GretaWire for story lead.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Palin on Greta: Obama Absent from Reality

"Does it matter where he is? Why bother making promises and spewing platitudes? Economies are crashing, markets are crashing...Obama is absent from reality...and burying his head in the proverbial sand and tickling his feet," Governor Palin said tonight about the President's planned 10-day vacation to Martha's Vineyard on Greta Van Susteren's TV show. The former Alaskan Governor was broadcasting from her home studio in Wasilla, Alaska. She said perception is bigger than reality and Obama's vacation shows lack of leadership.

Van Susteren said Americans typically look to our sitting President for leadership and inspiration, even if they don't agree with him politically.

"We need empowerment of individuals, small businesses, and families," Gov. Palin said. Obama's "ideology is one of big centralized government planning the economy and making decisions for us."

Gov. Palin said "investors are taking money out of the market," adding that Obama's promise due 10 days from now will likely involve more spending and borrowing. "Government is not the answer to the problem."

She recounted how conservative governors such as herself vetoed portions of the trillion-dollar stimulus package, because it came with "fat strings attached to big, centralized government. It was not good for the Tenth Amendment and our sovereignties." Gov. Palin predicted that Obama would attempt another stimulus package upon his return from Martha's Vineyard.

She said the Tea Party "is a good model for Congress to follow." Most Tea Partiers have never been involved in government or politics before and many are independents. "We need to make common-sense decisions about the economy so we don't go bankrupt," she said.

Gov. Palin said Sen. Hatch is doing well "in terms of trying to get a balanced budget." She added that the Tea Party needs to "embrace his ideas for a balanced budget," something he has been purusing for decades.

In discussing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling for the Syrian president to step down, Van Susteren observed that Clinton looked Presidential - more so than Obama. Gov. Palin said that while she cannot speak for liberal Democrats, she suspects that today they would have voted for Hillary in the Democratic primary rather than Obama.

Gov. Palin said Obama is "leading from behind. What does he desire to do as the leader of the free world? Very strange goings on."

When Obama campaigned on the rhetoric of "fundamental transformation," three years ago, Gov. Palin said people now should understand what he meant. "2012 can't come soon enough!"

Gov. Palin reflected on her gubernatorial inaugural address in which she said, "you can't put faith in an individual. Government cannot make you happy, wealthy, or wise. We have to look within ourselves and create our own jobs. Let's hire people. Be prudent, but be bold. Plan ahead. don't wait for the elite bubble in Washington, D.C.

Regarding the September 3 Tea Party rally to which she was invited, Gov. Palin answered Van Susteren's question about her Presidential candidacy decision. "I'm still contemplating. I'm determined to get this country on the right track. You don't need a title to make a difference and you don't have to hold an office to make a difference. I'm living proof of that," she said.

Gov. Palin's 8/18/2011 Greta interview pt 1 of 2 retrieved from SarahNET

Gov. Palin's 8/18/2011 Greta interview pt 2 of 2 retrieved from SarahNET

Gov. Palin Talks Economy, 2012 on Lou Dobbs

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tonight discussed the economy and the 2012 Presidential race on Lou Dobbs from her home studio in Wasilla, Alaska.

Fmr. Governor Sarah Palin on the Economy, 2012 Presidential Race retrieved from Fox News

Restoring America Rally Changes Venue

Restoring America Rally Changes Venue

"The Iowa-based event hosts of the Restoring America Rally with Sarah Palin on September 3rd have decided to move the venue to a nearby location that better accommodates every eventuality. While the Hawkeye Antique Acres was a wonderful location, concerns had arisen with parking, especially in the event of inclement weather.

The new location–the Indianola Balloon Grounds just south of Des Moines–has all of the quintessentially rural charm of the original site, but none of the logistical challenges.

The event will still be held from 11 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Labor Day Weekend, September 3rd, 2011.

An updated flyer announcing the event–with the site change information–has been distributed. We continue to encourage everyone who can to attend this historic event. Note that this new location is close enough to the original site that any travel plans should not be affected.

We’ll be keeping you informed with our new series, Road To Indianola.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

O4P-CA: Sarah Palin's Presidential Toes & Why They Matter

Today Ariana Huff N Puff's news site wrote an entire story about Sarah Palin's feet. Seriously, not kidding. Isn't it interesting that Sarah Palin's (fabulous) toe nail polish is getting more coverage than all the other GOP Presidential hopefuls combined.

I know...I know...I know...This is NOT Presidential...Well, actually it is. Let me tell you why. Remember when Osama bin Laden was caught? For weeks all we heard in the news cycle was: "Obama got Osama!" We were lectured endlessly by the LSM about how gutsy Obama was and how this proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Barack Obama is an effective and patriotic leader (even though he is on record as being against ((to the point of threatening the CIA )) every single tactic used to complete the mission).

Imagine being in the middle of the 2012 Presidential race and the Obama supporting media hijacks entire new's cycle's to give Obama credit for something he had nothing to do with. You know they will (over and over again) Can Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, Paul, Christie, Huntsman, or Gingrich snatch that news cycle right back and force the narrative back to the 2012 debate of our lifetime?

Sarah Palin can.

Only Sarah Palin has the media power to not allow the LSM to pick the president again.

In 2012 the LSM, Hollywood, the left, and the GOP Establishment will go into full assault to re-elect Barack Obama. Any candidate other than Sarah Palin will not get the message of a smaller, smarter government to the electorate. Their message will be drowned out by endless Obama praise, and a sugar coated re-vision of the last three years.

There is a reason Sarah Palin is so viciously attacked by those who prefer Big Government and Establishment rule. She is the only person besides Barack Obama with the media pull to sway an election.

Watchout LSM, those presidential toes are going inside some boots on the ground to get America back on track.

Palin or Bust!

Thomas S Schmitz

Organize4Palin (O4P) California State Coordinator

Follow me on Twitter: @ThomasSSchmitz


O4P-CA: Keep Your Powder Dry; Palin or Bust!

(from: The Phrase Finder)


Be prepared and save your resources until they are needed.


The allusion is to gunpowder which soldiers had to keep dry in order to be ready to fight when required. This advice reputedly originated with Oliver Cromwell during his campaign in Ireland. In Ballads of Ireland, 1856, Edward Hayes wrote:

"There is a well-authenticated anecdote of Cromwell. On a certain occasion, when his troops were about crossing a river to attack the enemy, he concluded an address, couched in the usual fanatic terms in use among them, with these words - 'put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry'."

There is a lot of talk right now (mainly in the LSM) of: Iowa, jumping in, announcements, polls (straw or otherwise), time-lines, blah blah blah...

The truth is that the majority of the electorate is not engaged in the presidential election of 2012. The real race begins well after Labor Day.

It's going to be a long battle folks. We're going to need all hands on deck, and your full attention. This is no time to be impatient.

The LSM is counting on you to be easily sidetracked, discouraged, distracted, and demoralized.

The right candidate will emerge at the right time. It may take a little bit longer for everyone to get on the bandwagon and understand that she's been here all along.

Here's the silver lining.

Let's take advantage of this down-time. Get all your ducks in a row.

Now would be a great time to:

- Upgrade to that Smartphone you've had your eye on. (This will help keep you in touch with boots on the ground activities, fellow volunteers, and your California State Coordinator)

- Find out when & where your local GOP meetings are held and start attending them. Don't allow the GOP establishment to shove a mushy, wishy-washy candidate down your throat. They are counting on your passivity to do this to you again. Remember our moto: It's Palin or Bust. Don't settle, compromise, or go along to get along with any other scenario. (Do you need to start looking for a baby-sitter for those nights?)

- Use this handy Tea Party Finder to find and join all the local Tea Party Groups in your community.

- Learn how to use Twitter & Facebook. (If I hear, "I don't do Twitter" one more time I may have to write up a special post on how conservative's reluctance to Social Media could cost us another election)

- Double check and make sure you are registered with Organize4Palin (O4P)

(This is perhaps the single most important thing you will ever do)

- Introduce yourself to me (Thomas S Schmitz); your O4P California State Coordinator: (Let me know what your special skills are that you can donate to the restoration of America)

- Join the O4P-CA Facebook Group to receive updates.

- Click LIKE on the O4P-CA Facebook Page to receive updates.

- Follow the O4P-CA Twitter Page to receive updates.

- Check in with Conservatives4Palin (C4P) several times a day for up to the minute, factual coverage of Sarah Palin.

- Familiarize yourself with PalinTV. This is a comprehensive collection of Sarah Palin speeches and interviews.

- Order a couple O4P T-Shirts and start wearing them. O4P-CA San Francisco has created an amazing website: essexandorange1773 that houses the official O4P Shop. This is also where the famous FREE DOWNLOAD'S are available. The already iconic GAME ON image is available not only as a T-Shirt but also as a free download to send to your favorite Mom & Pop print shop for posters, cards, stickers, etc (Susan will help you with re-sizing and resolution if you have any trouble, just ask)

- Check out the O4P-CA Flickr Page (no that's not a typo it's really spelled like that). Ron Smith (one of O4P-CA's volunteers) has a saying that I couldn't agree with more. Ron says, "If it's not on the internet it didn't happen". When you are passing out O4P Resources (see below) and wearing your O4P T-Shirts (see above) take a picture of your volunteerism and send it to:

- Get your O4P Resources and start passing them out. Now. Keep them with you at all times. If you make it a habit of wearing an O4P, GAME ON, FIGHT LIKE A GIRL, or Sarah Palin 2012 T-Shirt or button this opens the door to dialogue and you can talk with people and give them a red O4P palm card for more information. ONE VOTE AT A TIME! (FYI: People love the groovy QR Code on the back of the card, be sure to tell people about the QR code - it will scan directly into their Smartphone.

O4P Resources are available from GOP Victory Print. Just click the O4P Logo on the front page and you will be directed to the GOP Victory Print O4P Shop. We have a special deal with them. The O4P resources are very cheap, but they are not free. We understand that money is tight right now for most Americans. If cost is a challenge please let us know, we'll talk and sort it out:

- Familiarize yourself with Sarah Palin's position on the issues. A good place to start is the open letter to Congressional Freshman she posted on her Facebook page.

The main O4P Website also has an Issues section.

Be ready to talk to people about Sarah Palin's world view and her position on the issues. Poll by Poll, issue by issue, Sarah Palin's position is exactly the same as most Americans.

I look forward to working with each and every one of you as we stand together in solidarity. Our fellowship of patriotic David's must stand strong as we prepare for the coming battle with Goliath.

This journey, this path, that we are about to embark on will be long, difficult, and at times over-whelming.

We are loyal Americans who want our government to spend less money.

Please join our cause.

Please get 5 people to join O4P this week.

From Madison to Egypt's Tahrir square; the simple truth is right before our very eyes: Whoever has the strongest ground team wins.

America is worth fighting for.

2012 can't come soon enough.

To join Organize4Palin (O4P) TEXT: 4PALIN to 74679 & Register HERE

Thomas S Schmitz

Organize4Palin (O4P) California State Coordinator

Follow me on Twitter: @ThomasSSchmitz

In the Far North State of Alaska

By: LindaBee

In the far north State of Alaska,
A Conservative Lass resides.
And with her FaceBook "Note" smackdowns,
Knocks liberals flat on their backsides.

When she governed the 49th State,
She took no guff and cleaned it up.
With determination and moxie,
She jailed those who were corrupt.

She gathers no moss as she rolls along,
She's not one to dither or dally.
Liberals and leftists despise her,
Conservatives by her side rally.

So as the 2012 elections approach,
Don't wait for the termination dust to settle.
Sarah Palin will stiffen her steel spine,
And she'll show ALL, her "true blue" mettle.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Media was all a Twitter

By: LindaBee

Back in July of '09, the media was all a twitter,
Branding Governor Sarah Palin a quitter.
Democrats now have a case of the jitters,
Knowing Sarah Palin would be a hard-hitter.
Pundits tongues chattered and chittered,
As across America, Palin's tour bus flittered.
Sarah Palin's proven she's no fence-sitter,
And she's not one to dilly dally or dither.
If she runs in 2012, she would dazzle and glitter,
And cause her opponents to scatter and skitter.

Tea Party Movement

By: LindaBee

Over the years, many of our political candidates have been doctors, lawyers, and highly educated, degree-touting elitists. When elected, many of them settled into politics and made it their lifelong career, and in some cases, holding political office became family tradition. They wined and dined, and traveled the world, all on the taxpayer’s dime. There are those who became corrupt, and those who are/were easily manipulated by lobbyists and special interest groups. Along the way, “We the People” became insignificant to them, and they voted on key issues as they damn well pleased. Our voices were not heard, our needs not met.

Thus the Tea Party movement was born, and it has brought everyday people to the forefront from across the United States. Everyday people from all walks of life, who share the same love of America, and the desire to uphold the Constitution, and some of who have stepped up to answer the call as political candidates where they reside. Politics as we once knew it will someday become extinct, as the Tea Party movement sweeps through elections with victory, allowing the collective voice of “We the People” to once again be heard.

We have 'hope' for REAL 'change' in November of 2012, and it is because of Sarah Palin who gave American citizens a wake-up call, urging us to get up and do something to make a difference in America by either supporting conservative candidates, or by running for office ourselves.

In November of 2012, we will see the "light at the end of the tunnel," as we VOTE OUT OF OFFICE, the politicians who have become far too complacent, and have distanced themselves from the true will of the American people.

"Straight from the Heart"

By: LindaBee

We have no teleprompters. We speak from our hearts. We offer no apologies for the greatness of our beloved America. We have no personal agendas. We believe in LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS. We inspire others, because Sarah Palin has inspired us. We stand proud, and we stand united beside Sarah Palin.

God has blessed America with many natural resources, and like Sarah Palin, we too, believe that America should not bow down to other countries for America's energy needs. America needs to “drill, baby, drill,” so we can afford to, “fill, baby, fill,” our gas tanks.

America is in great financial peril, and we need a strong leader to take the helm, navigate our economy through these difficult times, and put America back on the course of prosperity. We believe Sarah Palin is that strong leader.

"We The People" respectfully ask former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, to run for President of the United States in 2012, to help preserve America’s future. We are ready and willing to do whatever we can to get her elected President in 2012! Sarah Palin IS the VOICE of the American people who truly want a “change” in the RIGHT direction.

"Fire in the Belly"

By: LindaBee

Deep within us all, there's something small,

That's known as a "fire in the belly".

And if that fire grows, and begins to glow,

Our determination and desire become compelling.

We see Sarah Palin's desire is clearly on fire,

From the very depths of her heart and soul.

Forget straw polls and those GOP hopefuls,

Sarah Palin's already rockin' and ready to roll.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mama Grizzly - Conservative America's Pride

By LindaBee

She's a mama grizzly bear,
With perfectly coiffed hair.
Dressed in a classy business suit,
With open-toed, high-heel shoes.
She's all business from head to toe,
Well prepared and raring to go.

She's fashionable in Carhartt overalls,
Wears bunny boots in Alaskan snowfalls.
She can handle a dip net, or fire a gun,
She'll roll up her sleeves and get things done.
We're glad she's on "We the People's" side,
She's Sarah Palin, Conservative America's pride.

The Game Begins When Sarah Palin Lights The Torch!

By Robert Wiles

Yes, as with the Olympic Games, they do not begin until that flame is ignited from the one who carries the torch. The games within America and basically around the world do not begin until that flame is ignited. The flame as of yet has not been lit, but we have seen for these last 3 years who carries that torch. We have seen over these last 3 years the following of that torch bearer, wherever she goes she is followed by her supporters, wherever she goes she is followed by the media, wherever she goes the one question is asked to the one who carries the torch. That question being, "when will you ignite that flame for the games to begin". Yes Americans, I talk about the one who is surrounded by all walks of life, that one being none other then Sarah Palin. Oh how much have we seen within these last 3 years the mystic of Sarah, the coverage of her. We have seen the contempt from the liberal media, democrats, progressives, liberals and left in hoping that this torch bearer would just drop that torch. We have seen within our own republican party and talking heads the contempt as well for Sarah and their displeasure in knowing that she has climbed the ladder to the top within their own party. We have seen the elites degrade her because of one simple reason and that being she is of the people, the paupers, the citizens of this country who just live to survive and are looked upon as just pawns on a chess board. Sarah has captured the hearts of many Americans, she has done something more then any other I have seen, she has become the icon for a culture of values and principles that many have recognized we need to relive so to make this country great once again.

Awhile back we saw Sarah begin a bus tour, we saw the frenzy from the media, we saw the mobs of people who wanted so much to just be in her presence. We saw the coverage that was like no other. We have seen the frenzy over Sarah's postings on her Facebook page and Twitter account by not just the liberal media, but from everybody. What Sarah writes is NEWS, what Sarah SPEAKS is a story to behold and what Sarah DOESN'T do is more worthy of news coverage then her even doing. Friday, August 12th at the Iowa State Fair we saw once again the drawing power of Sarah Palin. For months we have been reading stories of flash mob youths raising havoc across this country, we have seen violence rage within these mobs of youths and the emptiness of the human spirit. That Friday in Iowa, we saw another kind of flash mod and it wasn't violent, it wasn't empty of the human spirit, it was a mob of compassion, a mob of serenity, a mob that wanted to be among the one who captures the hearts of a people. These mobs of people who follow her is for a reason and that is puzzling to the power brokers of this country. They can't comprehend that she is one who we the people can relate to because she is one of us. Oh yes, we have seen our idols as in the athletic world, the music world and of Hollywood, but to many Americans there is a difference between Sarah Palin and those idols that are put on a pedestal. For the masses Sarah comes across in a way that the idols can't, she captures one's heart and not their worship. We have seen the few debates of the ones running for the republican nomination, and as in Iowa over this time period we saw another without Sarah since she hasn't made her intentions known. However, her presence was felt because of one thing, she carries that torch. Lets be honest, Sarah could pulled up outside the auditorium where the debate was being held and it would had emptied as if someone yelled fire. They would had all gone outside to see Sarah and leave the Republicans all alone, which even I might feel sorry for seeing them be deserted like that. Sarah appears at the Iowa fair and its a mad house, just because of one person, not even appearing in a debate all minds and television viewers are thinking one thing....will Sarah run. America's credit rating has been downgraded, we are over 9% when comes to unemployment, we have seen a collapse within the housing market, we see the dollar going south more and more as we live, banks are folding, we are seeing the wars between races and classes within America, we see wars through out the world between philosophies, we have seen the Arab spring, riots in Britain and violent flash mobs of youths here in America. All news stories, BUT, the story on every one's mind which is more important to everybody is what will Sarah do within her future. When she announces her intentions, the coverage will be like no other news event ever. Yes she has the drawing power, the leadership qualities and even more then that, she carries the torch. I have never seen this before, one person who has been thrown into the limelight and has been bestowed with the decisions on how and when a political battle will begin. Sarah never asked for all this fame, she was given it because of who she is, she has that connection, that inner spirit of values which so many feel. The story of the century will be when she announces and that says it all. This is as of a supernatural phenomenon, something that is so very rare in seeing. That rarity concerns how one person as Sarah who is neither an athlete or movie star icon can be so surrounded and admired by a mass of people and not be idolized per SE.

We have always heard from the lame stream media, both parties and the talking pundits that Sarah is not conventional, she isn't playing by the rules. We are always seeing the media and talking pundits question Sarah's unconventional ways in not announcing. We hear the pundits say it is to late, she has to now, she can't wait, what is she doing. Well, that is why we love her, she is doing it her way and not taking orders from the pundits of the elite class. The people love that in Sarah because the conventional way is not working anyways. The conventional rules that have been put in place by the elites have given us hardships as in seeing our country and the world on the brink of total collapse economically and culturally. Sarah goes about it her own way and the elites, the media and both parties hate seeing that in Sarah. They deplore Sarah for pushing their rules off to the side and play by her rules which is of common sense and principles of a people, not rules of an elite class that proclaim you live and do what we say. Yes, the people flock to Sarah because they have seen the many roadblocks the lame stream media and parties have thrown in her path. The people have seen the much hateful rhetoric thrown at Sarah and her family, the lies, the threats, the ire of anger in trying to trip Sarah as she carries that torch. The people have seen Sarah leap over those roadblocks and still run with a passion to see America and the people be free of a ruling class that rules the masses with a closed fist.

Yes Sarah Palin is you and I, one who believes we as a people stand on values and principles and in that she connects as no other. For the masses, they see Sarah's political being as secondary when comes to admiration for her values and principles. What the people see as their primary reason in admiring Sarah is so simple, they see themselves standing there. Yes, Sarah is the people's candidate, one who wants to know us rather then own us. I remember back in the 1970's there was also a period of time when Americans were captured by the presence of a being. That being was a horse called Secretariat. Now I am not putting Secretariat in the same category as a human being, but when it comes to sparking the human spirit, even an animal as a horse can give a people the mindset of serenity and happiness. When Secretariat came upon us then, we were living the horrors of the Vietnam war, we were experiencing the class warfare as well, the clash between not just races but also among the youth and the elderly, the clash between the people and the government. We also had Watergate upon us as well as the turmoil of the 60's cultural revolution. Back then the people needed hope, they needed to grasp onto an entity of comfort and strength to cure their lives. The people needed that spark once again within that human spirit, we were searching for purity and we saw it in Secretariat. Secretariat gave America that peace, that comfort, that identity within one's soul. Many today will ever know that feeling back then, many will say that is quite stupid knowing a horse could do that, but if one lived back then, they would know what I am talking about. America was lost back then and living in an abyss of darkness. Secretariat changed all that, he won the triple crown in 1972, and people actually cried seeing his victory in the Belmont that year to win it all. Secretariat was known as the people's horse, pictured on Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated. Secretariat was the only non human that was elected by ESPN in their top 100 athletes of the century. So I guess we can say Secretariat was human after all, not physically but emotionally. Yes, back then we were searching, back then we were lost as a nation. Secretariat was not just for the gamblers, Secretariat brought forward the masses of all types of people, young, old, and non gamblers. Yes, America was a nation of turmoil back then and no matter how foolish some might think it is, a horse did give us something we needed. I guess you can say it is not who brings that human spirit back into our lives, its how it is accomplished. Even back then Secretariat was scandalous free and we needed something that was of value and honor. Yes, this horse had a connection as so does Sarah with the psyche of others, its a connection, a time when we want a winner, a leader, an entity of strength, one who will do as they wish but still have that vision of desire to be the best within the hearts of a people. Many have said, Secretariat ran his own race much of the time, as with Sarah Palin, she runs her own race even when the beltways boys say she is not following their ways when comes to being conventional. Sarah brings us a vision that we have within our own beings. We see and feel the comfort of knowing there is one who admires the people upon the land, not one who admires their own superiority over a people. Sarah has those visions of hope, visions of prosperity when comes to values and principles. Sarah believes in a vision of morality as well one of character.

So yes, it is not anyone that brings comfort, it is the timing and the lifting of one's spirit by another being who in living conveys onto you there courage and strength. As I watch the mobs who surround Sarah wherever she goes, I see those smiles, those faces of joy who feel that being among her they feel her strength, her love for a people. Yes, Sarah has the knowledge when comes to the political debate, but one thing she has more of then any political figure is she worships the soul's of a people, not their vote. Secretariat was only 19 when he died, due to an incurable disease he was put to sleep on 10/04/1980 and upon the autopsy it was discovered he had an enormous heart, an occurrence that is basically once in a lifetime. Since I lived that period of time, I remember the evils and the turmoils that were brought onto America. Many will say this is unbelievable that a horse could do this to a country, well it happened because the state of affairs we were living in were destroying this nation. Sarah Palin is just that one who is doing it today, not because of her political prow less, but because of who she is. As with Secretariat, Sarah also has a big heart and many see and feel that from her. Yes, the time is now for one who can bring that comfort and that serenity, not just in the entity of political policies, but within the entity of the human spirit. Many see themselves in Sarah, many value her principles, her visions, her morality and her strength. Sarah is the people's candidate and that is why the games will not begin until Sarah lights that flame. As with the title from the movie "The day the Earth stood still", the Earth stands still politically today until Sarah lights that torch. Yes, many will say this is egotistical of Sarah by not making an announcement at this time, but it was not Sarah who wished to have this kind of control, we gave it to her. We gave it to her because we feel in her she is not just of political stature, but one of essence when comes to living. As in why Sarah is so much admired, we can also point to the fact that many in this country do live by much of the values and principles she herself preaches. With all the turmoil here in America and the world, there are news worthy events everywhere, BUT, the news that will be infamous concerns Sarah Palin's future.

Yes there are moments in time when an event is needed to capture the psyche of a people. There are times when a people in distress need that comfort, that hope, that joy, even if short lived. As in the early 70's, we had nobody, no person was fit to lead us out of our psyche of despair. The leadership was silent, we of that time period were feeling the horrors of a divided nation. We were living the nightmares of a war that brought much division into our country. We who lived in the 60's and the early 70's sensed the hatred that was running amok, and yet there was not a single soul to bring us comfort. Yes, we had our share of turmoil within this country as we have today, we were lost, we had no vision, only fear of what might come. A horse comes along and with this horse comes a moment in time where no matter if of man or beast, there was an emotional feeling of triumph within one's spirit. We needed somebody, some thing to make us feel good once again. During that time in our lives we were searching for something good to come along, we wanted to feel better about ourselves. As with Secretariat, we for a period of time did not frown upon our fears, we did not live the darkness of the abyss, we just lived for a moment, a moment that brought us comfort and serenity. We finally felt good about ourselves. What we saw in Secretariat was purity, a moment free of scandalous intervention. In our lost visions of hope, we saw that strength, that solitude in a beast that many might see hard to believe, but this beast gave us comfort and for once in our lives, we once again lived not in fear but lived for that one precious moment of hope. Yes, watching Secretariat run for the triple crown made us forget the troubles that were living. For that moment in time we were rooting for hope, the hope to see a champion, a moment in time within history which only a few have ever achieved. Yes, we lived for a horse back then, but more then that we were living for a vision once again, a vision of hope and courage. Many will ask themselves why talk about this horse Secretariat when writing an article about Sarah Palin. Well, to have lived back then, you would know the answer. However many can not conceive the parallels between what happened back then and what is happening today. Its not the who's who make moments like this and have us hold those moments to cherish, its how these events unfold. Back then we needed that strength, we needed that winner and with Secretariat, we had both. As I see in today's climate with Sarah Palin, we also see that strength and a winner. We have seen for 3 years the strength of Sarah as she has been maligned by every entity you can think of. For 3 years we have seen Sarah fight back, never stepping back when attacked. For 3 years we have seen someone stand firm upon her faith, values and principles, never batting a eye when criticized for her beliefs. We have seen one in Sarah battle the odds as she takes on the foes as the elites, liberal media and both parties. We have seen the courage of Sarah, the leadership, the strength of believing in herself. We have seen someone as Sarah be proud of who she is, showing us that to believe in one's self is believing that their is no goal that can't be accomplished. Yes, for many in America we see Sarah as one to support because she is fighting to see we as Americans behold the framework that this country was built upon. We stand by Sarah for who she is, we stand by Sarah for her beliefs, and we stand by Sarah because we want to see her beat the odds in winning within the world of the elites. Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973 and we cried because we witnessed greatness and felt good once again.

When Secretariat was laid to rest, and in showing the greatness of this horse, Secretariat was given the honor of being buried whole in the Claiborne cemetery. It is traditional for horses to be buried "head, heart, and hooves", but certain special horses deserve special treatment.When Secretariat won the Triple crown in 1973, many Americans wept because they felt something, something that they needed during that time. Seeing Secretariat win, their tears were of joy, happiness for even ones who did not experience that life back then, America was as confused back then as it is today. Yes, tears were shed because the people felt a pride in seeing some goodness in the world, they witnessed something of purity and scandalous free. Again in 1980 those tears were shed once again because of the passing of Secretariat, this time tears of sadness because the people looked back and knew in a certain time period of living, this horse gave them hope when they needed it more then anything. Yes there are events within our life's that make a mark that we will never forget, I experienced it back in the year 1973, and experiencing it now today with Sarah Palin. Two totally different events in life, but two of the same outcomes and that being both of these events have taken place in most desperate times. One we grasped onto a horse to make us feel good, the other we grasp onto a human being who says we are good.

Sarah has yet to light that flame, but for many we have seen that hope she has given us and right now we are hoping she wins that triple crown as well.......mayor, governor and president. Secretariat gave us what we needed at a time of despair, he made us feel good once again. Sarah is giving us that strength in knowing we the people are the only vision for a great country, and in that we feel good about who we are. There are times through out history where someone or an event will come along that touches millions. I have witnessed two of those events. One took place back in 1972 when a country and people were lost as we are today. Back in that time period America was on the brink of disaster and a horse made us cry in lifting our spirits. Today I see another in Sarah Palin. We flock to one who has taught us we the people are somebody. I guess i can say I have seen a horse and a mama grizzly come forward during times of turmoil and make us feel good about who we are as a people. This country and the world awaits for one person, then the strategies and political furor begins. With Sarah, the people have the control, not the elites of the country. Now that is CONVENTIONAL, the politcians, media and elites are now playing by the rules of WE THE PEOPLE....!!!!

Robert Wiles