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COMMENTATORS WHO DISPARAGE SARAH PALIN PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Sarah Palin bailed out the floundering McCain presidential campaign.   Then she became the media phenomenon and is now running at a higher approval rate than the embattled Barrack Obama.  Yet some “conservative” media figures have taken it up themselves to promote the same unfounded charges against her that are typically levied by the Left’s smear merchants.

A Republican woman, a strategists on the Leon Charney show actually said that she was a drag on the McCain ticket.  If you do not like Sarah Palin or do not think she is ready to be president, that is one thing, but to observe that campaign and suggest that McCain would have come closer to winning without her defies good sense.  He would have done better than 47% with Romney?  Even with Hutchinson?  Making such a claim brings ones own powers of perception into question, thought a suspect the young lady was more a victim of what she wishes were the truth.  She also criticized the Republicans for not going along with the Presidents massive budget request, though now it turns out that is one of the sources of the Party’s higher approval rating.

Haven’t heard from her lately.  Oh well.

Then there’s David Brooks.  He said of Sarah Palin “She’s a joke.  The president has got two wars to fight,” and that he didn’t have time to worry about her.  Yet in that time his approval rate has plummeted even further, and he hasn’t exactly engaged the Afghanistan War with vigor and resolve.  But when Brooks makes this kind of statement, he shows that it is he who is the joke.  Either he is insulting the intelligence of those who support her, or her is somehow unaware of this m movement’s embrace of Palin.  If he insults our intelligence, then he is a fool. 

Recent polls show  the Tea Party has moved ahead of the Democrat and Republican Party.  And if he was so good and gauging the landscape he would know that Palin extremely popular with this movement, gaining approval from many would say they may not vote for any other Republicans.

And if he doesn’t understand the depth of her appeal with us, then he obviously isn’t very good at what he does.  I get same questions from members of the St. Louis School.  “What’s he ever done?”  and “Like he is relevant?”.  So Mr. Brooks, it is you who are now irrelevant.  You have made the mistake of putting your “record” against a Sarah Palin who actually did something economically viable in Alaska with the oil company renegotiation. 

David Brooks, you have marginalized yourself.  It is we who do not have time for “conservatives” like you.

We have a nation to save.

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CONSERVATIVES WOMEN ANSWER PUNDITS CLAIM ABOUT THE MOVEMENT’S “WOMAN PROBLEM”

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

The Democratic National Committee strategists have resigned themselves to the practice of identity politics, stigmatizing the conservatives as racist, backward, and anti-woman.  They have recently stated that we have a “woman problem”, suggesting that our movement does not offer a place for women.  However, this short-sighted claim has been vividly contradicted on the national front by the efforts of Palin, Coulter, Malkin, Bachman, Blackburn, and Ingraham. 

And this grave misconception as also been shattered by the women involved in the St. Louis scene of common sense conservatism. 

Dana Loesch has been a tireless activist fighting for the core values of faith, freedom, and family.  She the host of her political radio show on 97.1 on Sunday Night from 8-10, and weeknights at from 7-8pm.  Her Sunday show is the highest rated for that time slot.  She is also a chief organizer of the St. Louis Tea Party Movement, and along with Bill Hennessy they have brought together many dedicated and talented people to shake the foundation of the American political universe.

Dana, along with Dr. Gina Louden, conducted a wildly successful boycott for Whole Foods in Town and Country.  Dana also has Hall Pass on That, the Dump Dede campaign, and Justice for Kenneth Gladney among her many accomplishments for the St. Louis conservative movement.

Michelle Moore was interviewed on Fox, where she challenged the president’s right to impose a political message on students without the parents review.  Moore’s clearly defined her objection to Obama’s maneuver, providing one of the best cases for the often misunderstood issue.  She is also involved in Smart Girl Politics, a forum for women’s advancement of  the conservative cause.  Her internet show “Moore From the Right” is an exciting program that features a unique perspective on the movement. 

Annette Read’s organization “I Heard the People Say” is an invaluable resource for conservatives to stay plugged in.  Her web site “Iheardthe peoplesay.org”  offers up to date information on the issues of the day.  She is also a member of “My Conservative Group”, an organization that is involved in the St. Louis Tea Party, candidate development, education, and research. 

Stephanie Ruben is the architect of the Million Med March held in Clayton, Missouri last November.  This event assembled several doctors and medical professionals, who provided an expert perspective on the Tea Party opposition to the Health Care Reform Act.  Her speech at the November 28 gathering  exposed the myths behind the push for socialized medicine.  She is also a member of Move-On-Up.org, and website for black conservatives.

The Greyfalcon would also like to recognize the efforts of Le Combat, a conservative blogger from Austin Texas.  Le Combat has been a tremendous asset to us on twitter, as well as with her WordPress blog.   Her piece on “Liberal Colonialism”, was an enlightening essay on how the Democratic party have  indoctrinated Hispanics.  Le Combat’s personal insight on this matter is absolutely effective in challenging the Left’s use of identity politics to control women and minorities.

So when the progressive authoritarians discuss a “woman problem”, they’re actually talking about the problem that our women are giving them.

The St. Louis Tea Party Movement Challenges the Limitations of the Two Party System Offering a Reform Directive for Both

December 4, 2009 1 comment

On November 28, 4000 people gathered at in Downtown St. Louis to “blow off some steam”.  But in those four hours, we did much more than that.  St. Louis embarked on a journey to not only take the country back, but to move it beyond where it has been before.   St. Louis common sense conservatism connected with a movement to realize a dream that was wrongly associated with the current administration.  In the end, we inspired one another, scared some, angered some, and woke up almost everyone.

The primary mode of attack against the Tea Party movement has been to accuse it of being rooted in a culturally reactionary movement.  At best, they suggest that we are backward, angry, and fringe anti-government agitators, and at worst they characterize us as neo-confederate mobsters who are on the verge of seeking to succeed from the union. Many mainstream commentators and celebrities have even stated openly that the town hall and the tea parties are motivated by unliberated white people who cannot accept having a black president.  

Jeanine Garafalo was the first “high-profile” figure to make this claim, stating that “this isn’t about taxes, this is about hating a black man in the white house”.  Others who made this claim are Dave Mathews, Bill Cosby, Joy Behar, Chris Mathews, Keith Oberman, Charles Barkley, Rosanne Barr, and many others. 

By the way, those of you adhere to that notion of us, you are the ones who are prejudice.

Not one of them can produce a single piece off evidence to support this claim.  It is  an almost unprovable statement, therefore very effective for those who do not embrace logical examinations for their beliefs.

And how do they explain the presence of all the minorities involved in the movement. Michelle Malkin, Stephanie Ruben, Kenneth Gladney, Shamed Rogan, Kevin Jackson, and myself; we couldn’t all have missed the Klansmen lurking in the crowds.  They simply are not there.

Also Angela McGowen, Dinesh D’Souza, Kenneth Blackwell, Michael Steele, Alan Keyes, Star Parker, Thomas Sowell, and Walter Williams are all people of color who are not big fans of president.

On November 28, we confronted this issue head on,  as well as identifying specifically why we are dedicated to bringing this government back to its rightful position of service not control.  

Bakery owner Dave McCarther started with “they say I’m a racist”, speaking to the crowd like a football coach speaking to his beloved team.  McCarther dismissed the claim not with emphatic or defensive retorts, but by describing the love for his son, who is serving in Afghanistan.  He demonstrated the movement’s true spirit by affirming America’s moral superiority over Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and all of our other enemies.

That set the tone for the afternoon, a shared sense of the elevated role that American values and history have in this world.  In that it differed from the common media portrayal.  This is someone different from the common media portrayal of the Tea Parties as simply protests against taxes, spending, and President Obama.

This Tea Party addressed the very soul of this nation.  On that beautiful Saturday, we didn’t gather just to lament the current state of affairs.  Instead, we celebrated a unified vision of our nation’s strength, traditions, and foundation in faith.  

Stephanie Ruben conveyed this with her expert account of the greatness of our nation’s health care system.  A Post-Distpatch writer implies that she thought that our health care system was “just fine”, but this writer misses her point.  Off course the system could stand improvement, but Ruben showing how the American committment to the free markets is a strength, not a weakness.

Maybe that’s just over their heads.  Stick to articles about Kanye West and fish sticks.

Conservative talk show host and Tea Party organizer Dana Loesch spoke on an issue that  is often neglected in political discourse, the issue of faith.  Dana asserted that our rights are not granted by men or governments, but by God.  Without something beyond men, there is no common means to determine goodness, virtue, or truth. 

I was honored  to be allowed to speak to the 4000 patriots gathered that day, and it was one of the happiest moments of my life.  I was able to finally share what I’ve seen of this menace with the good people of this community.   We simply shared in an exchange about our belief that the United States of America has been the best thing that has ever happened to this world.

We have come a long way since February 27, and together we have stopped the progressive authoritarian cabal from imposing its will on our people. But we have much more work to do, as they are determined to push this subordinating agenda through despite the nation’s overwhelming objections.

Be aware that there is a much bigger fight ahead, but also take pride in the fact that you are part of a historical stand not only protect our way of life, but to make it even better.

AND WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK!

A Year Later

November 4, 2009 Leave a comment

The Greyfalcon would like congratulate Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie, and Doug Hoffman for their ground breaking performances in the November 3 elections.  Bob McDonnell won the Virginia gubernatorial race in a landside, defeating the incumbant Creigh Deeds by 20 points.   Chirs Christie triumphed in the New Jersey race, besting  govenor Jon Corzine.  And most impressively, Conservative  Party candidate Doug Hoffman forced liberal compromise Republican Dede Scozzafava out of contention, and nearly won the NY-23 election against the highly funded,  establishment backed Democrat Bill Owens.

McDonnells’ victory was the most decisive, receiving 1.1 million votes.  Last year Barrack Obama became the first Democrat to win this state since 1964.  But McDonnell’s positive, issue backed campaign overcame Deeds, the DNC, and an “always got time for a good fund-raiser” Obama.   The administration claims that this was not a reflection on his performance, and that it was not that big of a deal.  Then what was Obama doing there in the first place?

This is actually an example on the administration’s chronic unwillingness to take responsibility for anything that goes wrong.  If Deeds won, don’t you think that they would have taken credit for his success?   Of course they would.  They’re always good for that. 

Chris Christie’s race was the most colorful in terms of the actual content.  Corzine spent $30 million in one the most negative, ugly, and irreverent campaigns in recent history.  He even resorted to making references to Christie’s weight, comments which he deflected using his media savvy and great sense of humor.  Christie simply outclassed Corzine, identifying the  state’s high taxes and outrageous state expenditures as the sitting governors’ primary weaknesses.  In his acceptance speech, he summed up the Democratic governors’ derisive tactics with the phrase “Enough is Enough”.

Late in the race Obama abandoned Deeds to focus on backing Corzine, seeing that as the more winnable and consequential contest.  It didn’t work. 

Again Obama supporter’s insisted that this was no statement on his agenda.  How does Deed’s or Corzine’s agenda differ from Obama’s, and why did Obama back him?  Was he bored?  I guess he didn’t have anything better to do.

The New Jersey race also demonstrated an important contrast between our movement and theirs.  This new citizenship awaking is driven by politically engaged people who are arguing from an intellectual and historical framework.   Their campaigns are based on name calling, grandious rhetoric, and an association with a pop-culture icon president who is no longer en vogue.   Conservatives have taken the mantle of idealism away from the Left.

Finally, Doug Hoffman’s run in the infamous NY-23 battle is one for the ages.  After entering the race as a concerned citizen to oppose Owens and the GOP pick Dede Scozzafava, he became the hero of principled conservatism.  The Republican old gaurd claimed that Scozzafava had the best chance to win beat Owens, even though she was pro-choice, pro cap and tax, and pro card check.  The district conservatives rejected this notion, embracing the independent Hoffman. 

Scozzafava pulled out, but in a bad faith scorched earth move she threw her “support” to Owens, who in many polls was trailing Hoffman.   This is after the GOP gave her a million dollars.  A million dollars wasted on one of the weakest liberal republican congressional candidates of all time. 

In spite of this double-cross Hoffman persevered, receiving endorsements from Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck.  On Tuesday night he lost to Owens by  four points. 

Geraldine Ferraro and others call this a repudiation of the “far right” and claims it shows that NY-23 are moderate Republicans.   This absurd position actual shows that their movement is politically and morally bankrupt.

Hoffman, just another guy, actually ran against both parties at the same time and almost won.  They are claiming victory over someone who didn’t have any national party support and almost beat their Obama backed Democrat.  

And they needed the Republicans’s  help to beat him.  If this is their idea of victory then they are in serious trouble.