His tea party support is solid and growing. He won the Florida straw poll on September 24, receiving 37% of the vote, more than double that of runner-up Rick Perry. And the latest IBOPE Zogby poll revealed that “Rick Perry has tumbled by more than 20 percentage points over the past month among Republican presidential primary voters and is now second to Herman Cain, who leads the field with 28%.”
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Sarah Palin hit the stage in Indianola, Iowa this afternoon to keynote the Tea Party of America’s “Restoring America” rally. And she certainly pulled no punches.
While some pundits are busy calling Sarah Palin thin-skinned, claiming that there is “no space for her” in the 2012 race and incessantly speculating about her potential announcement date, some of us are sitting by laughing, sufficiently amused by typical establishment tactics that have grown tired, old and frankly a little boring.
Why is it so hard for the Obama administration to comprehend the word "illegal"? If the Campaigner-in-Chief can handle a great big word like "redistribution," what is it about "illegal" that he just can’t get?
As President Downgrade proceeds with his fundraising, fiestas and blame game, GOP presidential candidates will take the stage tonight at the Fox News Iowa debate. At this critical point in our country’s history, it’s time to toss out the platitudes and talking points. GOP contenders, here is what Americans need to see and hear from you tonight:
The question that hit my email inbox repeatedly yesterday was: “What do you think of the Boehner plan?” Truthfully, I’m not impressed.
This past weekend, Stephen Bannon’s documentary on Sarah Palin, “The Undefeated,” debuted in 10 markets: Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO; Orlando, FL; Kansas City, MO; Indianapolis, IN; Orange, CA; and Oklahoma City, OK. ARC Entertainment, the distributor of the film, affirmed that “through Saturday night the film had a stronger opening than expected with the large markets trending towards weekend per screen averages above $10,000 driven by multiple sold-out runs. The film had accumulated approximately $5,000 per screen through Saturday night. Unique in the theatrical feature world, The Undefeated was rushed to select digital theatres in only 3 weeks, and was marketed almost entirely through social media and grassroots efforts, with virtually no traditional media spend. With the strong initial showing, the film is going to a wider release footprint later this month, with details being announced soon.”
Are you feeling principled today? How about gutsy? Are the wishes of voters — the same voters that afforded you a 2010 landslide victory — at the forefront of your minds?
He is a graduate of the University of Detroit Law School. He is a U.S. Representative for Michigan’s Eleventh District. He is a member of the House Financial Services Committee. He is a fan favorite on Fox News’s “Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld” and a frequent guest on radio and television. And he can rock a guitar as well as anyone I know.
On Tuesday I attended the premiere of Stephen Bannon’s “The Undefeated” in Pella, Iowa. I had provided introductory comments before a prior screening of the film in New York City, and had seen a rough cut a few weeks before that. The final product is outstanding. And my experience in Iowa left me with several impressions worth noting.
Many in the mainstream media have been busy! It must be tough spending hour after hour trying to amp up supposed rivalries between GOP candidates. Plus, rereading Sarah Palin’s emails with a magnifying glass can get awfully taxing on the eyes.
Many politicians don’t practice what they preach. They make campaign promises they rarely keep. And they love to talk ethics, transparency, and bipartisanship — until they are sworn into office, that is.
When I was sixteen years old, I had a memorable conversation with a friend about what we wanted to be when we got older. I — in my typical state of indecision — rambled off a slew of completely unrelated job possibilities. I’m pretty sure one was an acrobat.
I spend quite a bit of time calling out some on the left. I detest big-government policies that simultaneously snatch our liberty and rob us blind. I find class warfare to be profoundly un-American. I have no patience for leftists who demand civility while spewing hateful rhetoric, or those who insist that feminism, diversity, and compassion are enemies of conservatism. And I don’t like left-wing liars who utilize scare tactics to distort everything from Paul Ryan’s Medicare proposal to Jan Brewer’s effort to enforce an immigration law that the federal government should be enforcing already.
Some media commentary on Sarah Palin continues to amuse me quite a bit.
There has been quite a bit of talk about whether the killing of Osama bin Laden will increase President Obama’s chances of winning the 2012 election. A New York Times/CBS News poll this week revealed that “57 percent said they now approved of the president’s job performance, up from 46 percent last month.” However, The New York Times also rightfully noted, “It is common for presidents to see their poll numbers shoot up after major military or foreign policy successes. But they usually do not sustain the ratings . . . Mr. Bush’s bump [after the capture of Saddam Hussein] evaporated within a month.”
Many aspects of President Obama’s policies and approach give me indigestion. His reckless spending, economically destructive and unconstitutional Obamacare, deceit with respect to Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity,” perpetual arrogance, and love affair with an EPA that repeatedly jeopardizes our ability to become energy independent, are just a few examples.
She was feisty. She was bold. And she was gutsy. At a Tea Party rally in Madison, Wis., on Saturday, Sarah Palin pulled no punches.
The United States is over $14 trillion in debt.