Gov. Sarah Palin appeared "On The Record" earlier this evening at which time host Greta Van Sustern ask questions ranging from the content of Palin's CPAC speech to the current situation in Ukraine to "will you run in 2016?"
Just moments ago, at 9:12 p.m. ET, Governor Sarah Palin's Facebook page reached a milestone of 4 million likes. Palin calls it as she sees it and her clear message of faith, freedom, and smaller government resonates with many.
Happy 4 million Guv and here's to acquiring many more supporters.
It's 2014 so that means mid-terms, primaries, and endorsements. Earlier today, Gov. Sarah Palin reminded the fine people of Texas that it's time to replace the permanent political class with "good new candidates who will go to Washington not to line their own pockets, but to help restore our country". Palin also reminded folks that early voting in the Lone Star State is now underway.
From Palin's Facebook page:
Texas, it starts with you!
2014 is here. The choices are becoming clearer, and the battle lines are being drawn. The GOP Beltway crowd has convinced itself that the way to maintain or retake the majority is through compromise and capitulation on important issues like amnesty, Obamacare, and the ever-increasing federal debt. They think that by making deals with a deeply unpopular and divisive incumbent president on issues that Americans oppose, they’ll somehow endear themselves to voters.
Enough is enough. The permanent political class in D.C. won’t listen. So, let’s start putting our efforts behind good new candidates who will go to Washington not to line their own pockets, but to help restore our country. It’s time to put inspiration, ingenuity, and integrity over incumbency in the GOP.
Let’s start in Texas. The lines couldn’t be clearer. Katrina Pierson is an emerging leader and important voice for the future of the grassroots conservative movement. Her life’s story is full of hardships she has fought to overcome, which taught her firsthand the importance of self-reliance, hard work, and the blessings of liberty.
A feisty fighter for freedom, Katrina is taking on a powerful incumbent who has so lost touch with the people of his district that he’s not even bothering to spend much time in Texas anymore. It’s not only his district he’s lost touch with, but also the issues important to the voters there. He used his powerful position to oppose the movement to defund Obamacare, has voted to raise the debt ceiling, and has been an advocate for the NSA intrusion into our freedoms. When asked about Katrina’s primary challenge, he said, “these things happen.” Yes, they do. We all know what happens when we come together to support a good candidate like Katrina – the permanent political class loses and We the People win! We win by electing a fighter we can depend on like Katrina Pierson. Ted Cruz calls Katrina “an utterly fearless principled conservative.” He should know. Katrina was among the conservative grassroots warriors in Texas who worked tirelessly to elect Senator Cruz.
Early voting started yesterday, Texas. Get out now and vote for Katrina. Send a message to the GOP elites on behalf of Katrina, just like you did for Ted Cruz in 2012.
And while you are out there voting for Katrina, check the box for another good conservative – Greg Abbott for Governor of Texas. Like Katrina, Greg has overcome many personal obstacles and challenges, which have made him a believer in the power of liberty and the need to defend our freedoms from the overreach of an out-of-control federal government. If he is good enough for Ted Nugent, he is good enough for me!
You can learn more about Katrina Pierson at: www.katrinaforcongress.com
and more about Greg Abbott at: www.gregabbott.com
God bless you and God bless America.
- Sarah Palin
(Photo by Shealah Craighead)
Her boldness has emboldened us. Her courage has made us more courageous. Her outspoken nature has not only been our voice but our encouragement to speak.
Happy 50th Birthday Gov. Sarah Palin!
May God continue to richly bless you and yours.
Earlier today Gov. Palin shared the above photo and this message on her Facebook page. A Blue Star mom and an avid supporter of our military, Palin once again calls out this administration for their treatment of our nation's finest.
Look, U.S. Military top brass, some of us are known for supporting our troops 110%, even encouraging our own kids in their voluntary, sacrificial enlistments. We send them off with blessings as you send them off to war. You keep pulling stunts like this, and how long do you think our military enthusiasm keeps up? Get a clue, brass. Quickly. You keep up these new double standards and this recent discrimination against Christians, and the greatest military power on earth will soon be "fundamentally transformed" into a weakened, involuntary and unrecognizable mere bureaucratic entity. Obviously you need a new commander-in-chief who sincerely believes in freedom and respects the fact we need to keep our finest keeping us free, but until that time, exert some brass cojones and re-embrace American military ethos.
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Gov. Palin has penned a piece over at Breitbart in which she artfully makes the case as to why we are "Taxed Enough Already" and issues a warning to D.C. politicians on their votes for this compromised budget bill-- "We'll be watching."
No one can argue with the fact that Paul Ryan’s compromise budget bill raises taxes and increases spending. Show me one Republican who got elected on that platform. Spare America the Orwellian word games. If the government is taking money out of your pocket to fund its growing Big Brother operations, it’s a tax. Whether money is taken from you via your phone bill, your airline ticket, or your income, it’s a tax. If politicians can’t be honest about this, it’s time to go home.
The TEA Party’s very acronym stands for “Taxed Enough Already.” We sent these politicians to Congress in an historic landslide election in 2010 with a mandate to stop the runaway spending train bankrupting our nation, not to wave to it from the station or – heaven forbid – increase its speed. And yet, here we are still pretending that there are no real world consequences to running up near trillion dollar deficits year after year with no end in sight.
So, where does this leave us? We can sit back and accept the increased spending "Compromised Plan" with increases in taxes and spending, or we can charge ahead to at least preserve the very modest Sequester cuts American workers already fought for. If we go with the first option, we simply kick the can down the road yet again and wait for the inevitable real world consequences of bankruptcy (see Detroit for an example of what’s in store). Or we can go with the second option and probably get clobbered by the media (so what's new?!).
The Political Establishment will no doubt tell us that a budget battle will distract us from the fight against Obamacare. But that excuse is just the latest variation in the Establishment’s old canard that they’re keeping their powder dry for the next big battle which never seems to materialize because they’re always too busy waving the white flag and following the path of least resistance until election day.
Enough is enough!
Here’s the deal, folks. The media will clobber us no matter what. We do not want more taxes. We want Congress to rein in spending and live within its means. (What's so radical about that?!) Americans have gotten quite an education recently in wasteful government spending as we’ve all seen how the federal government can blow a billion dollars on a website that doesn’t work.
Do these members of Congress really think they can justify every tax dollar they spend and still demand more from hard working Americans by increasing our taxes?
2014 is just around the corner. If any member of Congress thinks raising taxes and increasing wasteful spending is a winning strategy to run on, then by all means they should vote for the Ryan budget. We’ll be watching.
Gov. Palin's "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas" has been well received as is evidenced by the number of people who have been willing to stand in line for hours in order to spend thirty seconds or so shaking her hand and having their book signed. You can view some of my blog entries about the book tour crowds here, here, here, and here.
Over the last few days there have been several no table book reviews that I would like to bring to your attention. The first is from Peter Schweizer who is known for his work in exposing crony capitalism via his books "Throw Them All Out" and "Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets"
'Good Tidings and Great Joy': Sarah and Todd Palin's Christmas Gift Guide
Think all there is to say about the War on Christmas has already been said?
With her trademark fearlessness and verve, Governor Sarah Palin’s new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas, offers readers an impassioned, informative, and unapologetic defense of the sacredness of the season.
“If I’m for Christmas, it’s only because I’m for Christ,” writes Gov. Palin. “There is no ultimate peace apart from Christ, and it is Christ who empowers every act of ‘goodwill toward men’ in our otherwise fallen hearts.”
The book’s blending of personal experience with discussions of political efforts to morph Christmas into a homogenized celebration of the “holidays” makes for a brisk and enjoyable read. Even as we learn that Todd Palin gives the Governor what she considers the coolest of Christmas gifts—such as a .30-06 rifle, hockey skates, and a “beautiful red manual ice auger for ice fishing”—Palin packs powerful punches.
“There are few things that anger a secular liberal atheist more than a horizontal plank intersecting a vertical plank—a cross—on public land,” writes Palin. “Perhaps Christmas causes so much anger because the very name of the holiday broadcasts the Name above all Names.”
Political junkies will also enjoy the insider gems Palin sprinkles throughout the pages. In one instance, Palin recounts an interaction with Fox News Network President Roger Ailes wherein the media guru asked the Governor, “What the h-ll is so offensive about putting up a plastic Jewish family on my lawn at Christmastime?” More
"Thank you Gov. Palin for taking time out of your busy schedule to write about things that really matter."
Lastly, Joel Pollack tweeted his review of "Good Tidings and Great Joy" complete with a Vine video.
Sportsman Channel has announced that Sarah Palin will host their upcoming series "Amazing America" premiering on April 14th. Looks like Mama Grizzly has been keeping the mother of all secrets since there has not been even one tiny leak on this exciting development.
Gov. Palin posted a Facebook update shortly after Sportsman Channel broke the news.
It's soon time to get your "Red, Wild and Blue" on, America! I am ecstatic to get to share more of this great country with you, and I have exciting news to share!
We've been blessed with opportunities to travel all across America and experience inspiration! We've seen some wild places, met some wild people, and "amazing" is one word that comes to mind wherever the road takes us. It’s your turn to be inspired! So I am thrilled to work with Sportsman Channel on the new TV series called "Amazing America with Sarah Palin" because it lets me highlight the real stories that make America truly amazing.
Like us, there are millions of men, women and families who embrace the great outdoors and thrive on the natural beauty, resources and diverse activity it offers. A main reason I wanted to join Sportsman Channel is their passion and dedication to our active lifestyle. And they believe everyone has a little wild inside. This series lets us help everyone find their wild in "Red, Wild and Blue America!"
Click here for details on “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” coming this April on the Sportsman Channel:
Prior to Palin's announcement I received this email from Sportsman Channel:
I just wanted to pass along the news that Sarah Palin is hosting a new outdoors TV show on our network beginning next April. Please see attached press release for more information. It hit the AP wire this morning - so you can also see some stories in places like ABC News, CNN etc: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/sarah-palin-host-outdoors-show-21148357
Let me know if I can get you any further info on this new show. We are very excited to have her on board! Thanks so much.
The Sportsman Channel website has the following to say about "Amazing America":
Amazing America with Sarah Palin explores and experiences the coolest and most original people, places, businesses, and gadgets that appeal to Red, Wild and Blue America. Former Governor Sarah Palin takes viewers into the life of those living the American dream.
Whether it is celebrities living the sportsman dream or equally enthusiastic everymen, Mrs. Palin will take us nationwide to find the people and places that share and reflect her passion for what makes our country amazing.
Petersen's Hunting offers this "first look" commentary on "Amazing America" but here's a sneak peek of what to expect. (Note: you must scroll down past the ad to see the article.)
"The show really explores and experiences an anthology of stories about the most original people, places and businesses that really appeal to Red, Wild & Blue America, that great American spirit about the great outdoors,” said Marc Fein, EVP of Programming and Production at Sportsman Channel. “… The show is really about shining a light on these folks that reflect [Palin’s] passion for what makes the outdoors and our country amazing.”
The segments aren’t just about hunting, shooting and fishing, however.
“It will be a variety of different types of stories. It could be about amazing craftsmen in action in our states, about American heroes and first responders, how they train when called into action,” Fein said. “We’ll have some celebrities, visiting some celebrities at ranches and farms, and just some really good stories of people living the American dream in our states—who went from nothing, created a product with great ingenuity and built their dream, which is building a dream cabin.” More