Monday, August 13, 2012

Sarah Palin Denied A Speaking Slot At Republican National Convention Despite Helping Many Republicans Win Elections During The Past Two Years

Despite the fact that many have tried to marginalize former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, she's worked hard to help several Republicans who share a genuine Republican vision win elections. One of her most touted recent successes was the victory of Ted Cruz in the Texas primary.

But apparently, the national Republican Party is either not impressed, or else it takes her for granted. On August 12th, 2012, Gretawire recorded the following statement from Palin (also posted on C4P):

“…Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to 'fundamentally transform' our country are unfortunately coming true. This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path. This is imperative. As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wife’s record and reputation, this is '…the biggest fairy tale'. For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November…”

Not only does the statement clearly hint that Palin won't be giving a speech, but she has confirmed this, according to The Capitol Column. It is unknown whether she turned down an invitation from the Romney campaign to speak at the RNC, or never received a convention invite; I suspect the latter is more likely. However, the Tampa Bay Times reports that Palin will be in Tampa during the Convention from August 27-30, but will be holding court at an associated venue at the Channelside Bay Plaza, which is just down the street from the Convention location. SarahPAC shelled out $4,500 to reserve space at Channelside earlier this year.

If Sarah Palin received an invitation and chose to turn it down, no problem. But the fact that she will be at Channelside implies she wants to be there and did not receive an invitation. If so, this is absolutely deplorable that the Republican nomenklatura would minimize her contributions towards helping genuine Republicans achieve electoral success all over the U.S. What a bunch of front-running ingrates! It shows that the senior Republican brain trust has not grasped the message they need to understand in order for Mitt Romney to achieve victory in November; namely, that they must become the party of the people and not remain the party of the rich, the powerful, and the corporate interests. Mitt Romney cannot win by running as Bush III or McCain II. Sarah Palin understands this, and so does Ron Paul. What's wrong with the rest of them? My God, Barack Obama is so vulnerable you could knock him over with a feather, yet he's leading in the polls.

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin continued her offensive on behalf of the Romney-Ryan team during an interview with Shannon Bream on Fox News, although it's clear she's more enamored with Ryan than Romney. The video is embedded below:

Palin predicted that the inclusion of Ryan will invigorate Tea Party voters who were lukewarm about Romney's candidacy, offering a clear alternative to the vision that Barack Obama and Joe Biden have for America. She explained that Obama’s philosophy is based on growing government and taking away personal freedoms, while Romney and Ryan offer a sound and secure vision for America that understands the free market and how to fix it to get the economy roaring back again. Palin also expressed some lingering bitterness towards John McCain‘s campaign staff for not effectively supporting and defending her in 2008, suggesting that they held back because they had a lot of friends in the media and they wanted jobs with the media afterward.


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    Tolerating unemployment means:

    With less labor, less is produced, and therefore less can be consumed. The result: hunger, poverty, and wage cuts.
    The fewer who work, the fewer who pay taxes, To get the same tax revenues, therefore, individuals must bear a heavier burden. The result: tax increases.
    Decreasing purchasing power and increased taxation forces more firms into bankruptcy. The result: an increase in unemployment.
    The unemployed must be supported by the community, which means an increase in public expenditures. The result: the collapse of public finance, despite an increase in taxation.
    Contributions to the unemployment fund decrease, while poverty forces more to depend on it. The result: collapse of the unemployment compensation system, despite increases in contributions and cutting of benefits.
    Private industry collapses under the increased burdens. Small firms become bankrupt. Independent people are ruined. Big capitalist firms, trusts, etc., are rescued by the state, since their collapse would throw hundreds of thousands of people into poverty. Billions go for rescuing banks, hundreds of millions for supporting the big industrial and shipping concerns.

  2. The stupidest objection to job creation is the claim that we lack the productive capacity. We have the land to produce more food. We have the mines to produce more coal and ore. We have the water power to generate more electricity. We have the machines and factories necessary to produce anything we can think of. Today, however, the land is not cultivated, mines shut down, factories close their gates, and machines rust. Our economy is ailing not because we lack productive capacity, but rather because the existing productive capacity is not used.

  3. Creating jobs requires refocusing the American economy on the domestic market.

    The results of previous economic policy have proven that all the efforts to increase our exports resulted not in increased jobs, but only in increased unemployment. We therefore have to seek increased sales where they are to be found, in the domestic market. Therefore, we need to increase protection for domestic production, since otherwise the dumping prices of foreign competitors will make selling our own products on the domestic market impossible.

  4. Even more insulting is that she is the #2 from the last election! And not even invited to speak...shame on the establishment.

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