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    Our mission is to "Inform and Involve" via our forums for political coverage and commentary. We also hope to motivate and support efforts to encourage citizen involvement in our local and national leadership. We support our Constitution, as written and in its entirety. ~ Clio

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    Gov. Palin: Announces, NOT Running for POTUS on Mark Levin 

    This day at the eighteenth hour and the 17th minute, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced on Mark Levin's show that she would not be running for President in 2012. The complete transcript of her announcement as published on Mark Levin's page follows:

    October 5, 2011
    Wasilla, Alaska

    After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.

    My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office – from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.

    From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back – and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it.

    I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs.

    Those will be our priorities so Americans can be confident that a smaller, smarter government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people can better serve this most exceptional nation.

    In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House.

    Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this country!

    God bless America.

    – Sarah Palin


    Obama Clad in Heavyweight Demagoguery

    Barack Obama came into office hoisted by a gushing mainstream media to his lofty, exalted throne formally known as the Presidency of the United States.

    Jingoistic slogans, sweet words of “hope,” and chants of “yes we can,” permeated the blogosphere, filled the airways, and joyously leaped from the pages of the print media. Songs of “change we can believe in” filtered and cleansed the socialist filth from his message. The liberal world rejoiced. The Obama campaign pulled their strings, and the puppet media did the song and dance.

    Flat, sour notes hit by this media darling, however, went unheard or disregarded in Obama’s political symphony. “Spread the wealth around,” “my idea of Cap and Trade,” “the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties,” and “social justice,” were just a few of his off-key screechings.

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    "Raising Cain ... "

    Noel Alcoba, www.righthandedcartoons.blogspot.com


    Needed: A New Economic Paradigm not “Obama’s Class Warfare and Destruction of Capital Plans”

    An Editorial Board opinion from an "irate TBP member"

    Obama’s jobs plan and deficit reduction plan are dangerous, high risk social experiments that will result in government’s continued destruction of capital, which capital is needed to expand the economy and put people back to work. Given the current extreme national debt and out of control government spending, Obama’s war on capitalism needs to end. Cut spending to a level that can be managed, including debt service. Increase revenues not be raising taxes and destroying capital, but by expanding the economy, creating capital, and increasing revenue. 

    Deficit spending has long been a tool of government, but never to the extreme Obama has expanded it.

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    Class Warfare ...

    Noel Alcoba, www.righthandedcartoons.blogspot.com


    Obama's Prosperity Pledge ...

    Our thanks to our good friends at www.lmaobama.com and their clever photo captioneers!

    Courtesy, www.lmaobama.com


    Gov. Palin Targets Jobs Bill, Buffett on Hannity

    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tonight targeted Obama's jobs bill, hypocritical Warren Buffett, and crony capitalism on Sean Hannity's Fox News TV show from her home studio in Wasilla, Alaska.

    Video retrieved from SarahNET


    Obama Jobs Speech Was Another Political Stunt

    by Jim Mullen

    In another Barack Obama bizarre performance, he left a joint session of Congress and the American people stunned by his empty, unimportant triviality. His jobs speech ended as it began, an eloquent oratory to economic nowhere.

    This latest political stunt diminishes another long-held tradition of using a joint session of Congress for vital American interests. He brings time-honored national traditions and the office of the Presidency down to his level of classless Chicago, street politics.

    Once again, the President used his tax-and-spend monotone, replete with words of class warfare. His code words and phraseology always crowd the message anytime he opens his mouth. “Paying their fair share”, “investment,” and “winning the future,” are favorites. He tried to disguise his economic sameness by changing the inflections of his words but presented nothing new.

    There is nothing new to an ideologue who believes all job creation begins and ends with big-government financing and regulatory control.

    This entire dramatic exercise was political grandstanding at its worse, intent on distracting American voters from the sheer folly and dismal failure of his policies. What's more, the plan pumps stimulus money into his base to coincide with next year’s election. It is a plan to buy an election, pure and simple, by using bailouts and payoffs.

    If it wasn’t bad enough for the country to suffer through another vintage Obama speech of artful dodging of the truth, more deception and rope-a-dope, he followed that performance with another Rose Garden ceremony staged with life-like Democratic mannequins and puppets, praising the genius of their benefactor.

    All of Barack Obama’s speeches follow a script feeding his own self-importance. What better way to stroke his giant ego, than with feigned applause and fawning, adoration of a Congress held captive to his whimsical fantasies. We should take this exercise as seriously as a comedian should take canned laughter to a monologue of jokes.

    Seeing his approval numbers spiraling down the economic drain, he knew he must quickly shift his Marxist-mobile into a higher gear and press the accelerator on his class warfare, anti-capitalist rhetoric.

    In one of his best theatrical performances, he delivered a clear warning to Republicans for all Americans to hear; get in step and follow him into his Marxist abyss, or you stand in the way of job creation.

    Hanging like a pall through the capitol and over the airways, we heard the dreaded words to which Obama is infamously attached - the snake-oil salesman’s favorite – “You must act now!” Precisely, the words he used to foist the Obama-care disaster, the first stimulus, the banking debacle, and all the bailouts upon an unwilling country. All of which resulted in the massive unemployment and miniscule growth of the economy we are experiencing nearly three years into his administration.

    The American people and their Republic are in mortal danger from Obama’s unbounded arrogance and ineptitude. For the first time in American history, we hear an American President deny American exceptionalism to the world, repudiate free enterprise and then glorify Marxism.

    Brazenly, he tries hammering another stimulus program through Congress and steamrolling a populace long tired of his trillions of dollars of debt piled on future generations of Americans.

    Obama’s Stimulus-2 proposal is a mirror image of Stimulus-1. However, instead of one trillion dollars for two years, this nightmare is a half-trillion dollars for one year. As with all of this President’s proposals and policies, there is nothing to diminish the burden on the real job creators, the private sector, or to mitigate the cost to taxpaying Americans and their families.

    When Obama speechifies about jobs, he invariably means increasing the size and scope of government. In other words, he means public-sector, union jobs. One must always remember that Obama and unions represent unions, not American workers. The only way to create permanent, private-sector jobs is to create a business-friendly environment by reducing taxes and regulations; the exact antithesis of the Marxist philosophy espoused by this President.

    President Barack Obama has one chance for reelection. He must ask the voters a simple question, “Are you going to believe me or your lying eyes?” He must then go into a full attack mode by telling the most outlandish lies, defending the indefensible and demonizing Republicans.

    This speech and his new jobs plan are just chapters in the Obama reelection saga. Prepare for the onslaught of nonsense, hyperbole, and brazen lies by the administration, leftist Democrats, and the Obama mainstream-media machine. We will never again witness such extremes in the art of blaming others and making excuses for utter incompetence.

    Jim Mullen




    Hanging Us Out to Dry: Obama's Economic Failures 

    Noel Alcoba, www.righthandedcartoons.com


    Time For Republican Jujitsu On Social Security Status Quo

    by Eric Singer


    Years ago, my young teenage daughter turned to me at the dinner table and said, "My social studies teacher wants me to talk tomorrow to the class about Social Security. Do you have any ideas that I could use?" Remembering her progressive teacher, I replied, "Why, yes I do." 

    The next day she told the class how Social Security worked and how people paid money in and eventually sometimes got their money back or more. And then she told the teacher in her best Gossip Girl voice she thought it was "mean" that on average people got only 1% back on their money when banks were paying 5% on everyone else's savings.
    "Who took the other 4%?" she asked. "That's enough," he replied, "sit down."
    But now we have an entire country where short-term rates have been fixed at zero by the Fed. Not just Social Security beneficiaries, but every saver in the country is now asking, "Who took my interest?"

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    So Far I've Created Just One Job ...

    Courtesy of our friends at www.lmaobama.com


    Anti-American Hostilities – From Within and Without

    by Clio

    The Enemy From Without Arrives – 9/11

    September 11 is this generation’s “day that will live in infamy.” We commemorate the 10thanniversary of the perilous strikes on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania with memorials, tributes and television specials that offer a disturbing déjà vu of those awful events on that beautiful sunny morning in 2001.

    As the archived film and photos are  reviewed, once again, I flash back to the confusion and fear I felt as I turned on my television 10 years ago and tried to make sense of the images of fires, collapsing buildings and dust-covered people that seemed, at first glance, a frightened, moving statuary.

    I awakened late in Los Angeles on September 11; I was, unknowingly, watching the reruns of the attacks remixed with new footage. Throughout the past decade, those frightening recollections remain vivid, but not as intense and shattering as they were that morning and for many months after.

    The term “unspeakable horror” is often used in newspaper crime reports and histrionic movie advertisements. Ten years ago, the phrase became sharply-defined before my eyes as I watched a passenger jet deliberately plunge into a towering building.

    Out of the rubble and ashes of the terrorist forays arose the phoenix of fierce and fiery patriotism in America ­– for a while – and proudly we hailed the stars and stripes – from our homes, our cars, buildings and billboards. We were united in our thirst for justice and defiantly, proudly American.

    For a while, we were a nation of neighbors – brought together in mourning and bonded in our resolve for justice. However, just as the memory of that bi-partisan Congressional chorus singing the national anthem on the Capitol steps faded, so did our collective memory of unified grief and outrage. I will remember that awful day … for the victims, survivors and the vestige of our patriotic unity.

    Last year, I wrote an article, “Why Every American is a Victim of 9/11” and I stand by that statement. The passage of years, as well as political revisionists and ridiculous conspiracists have tried to dim, diminish or alter the broken-glass edged pain and the nostalgia of national loyalty from our memories; but, many Americans know that we must keep the torch burning – for the lives lost, our homeland security and to shed a light in the darkness of ill-intent from the enemy without.

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