Whenever Andrew Breitbart saw that somebody was being unfairly maligned by the institutional Left, he became that person’s stalwart defender. Sarah Palin, perhaps more than any other person in recent history, endured the full weight of what Breitbart called the “Democrat-media complex,” and so Sarah Palin had no more fierce a defender than Andrew Breitbart.
He never explicitly endorsed her for President–Breitbart, as a rule, didn’t endorse candidates. He wasn’t a policy wonk, nor did he enjoy punditry–Breitbart’s sights were consistently set on the media. He understood how the media can shape, influence, or even manipulate the general public’s perception of events and individuals. A favorite theme of the Progressive media’s smear-machine, and one which was aimed with particular savagery at Sarah Palin, is the notion that Conservatives are, in a word, dummies. One need not look very far for specific examples.
If Barack Obama claims to have visited all 57 states, we are told he was simply tired and misspoke. If Dan Quayle misspells potato, we are told that he is the stupidest man to ever set foot in Washington, D.C.
If Joe Biden asks a man in a wheelchair to stand up and be recognized, we are told that lovable and gaffe-inclined Joe Biden is just being that lovable and gaffe-inclined Joe Biden. If George W. Bush mispronounces nuclear, we are told that he is the stupidest man to ever set foot in Washington, D.C.
Mr. President, you said today that you have “complete confidence” in the Attorney General. America doesn’t. Eric Holder needs to appoint an unbiased Special Counsel to investigate the illegal political action of this administration. And then Eric Holder needs to resign.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin posted a lengthy message to her Facebook wall Thursday criticizing the Obama administration for its handling the Benghazi, IRS, and Associated Press phone records scandals:
Scandalous Hat Trick
Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas. Today in the Rose Garden you dismissed the idea of a Special Counsel to investigate the IRS scandal. With that, your galling political hubris shined bright in the midst of today’s dark clouds.
Mr. President, how can we trust your Justice Department to conduct an independent investigation when there is a systemic violation of the Hatch Act throughout your administration?
Surely you are aware that the Hatch Act prevents certain federal employees from engaging in political activity. Specifically, it’s illegal for these federal employees to engage in action in support of or in opposition to a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group.
Yet that is exactly what’s happened within the IRS, the Justice Department, and in the Benghazi cover-up. This scandalous hat trick is on your watch. It is not believable that you knew nothing about Obama administration actions in dealing with these scandals. And in regards to Benghazi, when you should have taken appropriate action to save American lives – for instance by calling in the Marines – you were AWOL. Just weeks before the election your team scrubbed the Benghazi talking points in 12 different versions, lied to the American people about some YouTube video being to blame for the deaths of brave Americans who put our country first, and you prove Michael Barone right when he writes, “What actually happened in Benghazi was out of sync with the Obama campaign line.” That’s why you all did what you did. Pure raw politics were at play during a horrific time of loss.
Mike Lupica, the ESPN host and regular panelist on the network’s Sunday “The Sports Reporters” program, wrote in a column that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin addressed “mean,” “dumb,” “angry,” and phony patriots at the NRA convention last Friday in Houston, Texas.
In a New York Daily News column published late Sunday evening, Lupica also called NRA attendees the “craziest and creepiest gun lovers on the planet” who are also “phonies” who think “they’re patriots and brave defenders of the Second Amendment.”
Outraged that Palin rightfully called out those like Lupica who have shamelessly tried to exploit senseless tragedies like Sandy Hook for more gun control, Lupica wrote NRA convention attendees were “contemptible people.”
In a column dripping with vitriol, the liberal columnist who has used his platform on ESPN to himself exploit gun-related tragedies to his political agenda wrote that the “leaders of the NRA don’t speak for responsible gun owners in America, and never have.”
“They don’t even speak to the spirit of the Second Amendment, written about a thousand years ago for single-shot muskets,” he wrote. “They just continue to pound away at the same insane theme: Gun control is the beginning of the government coming to take their guns.”
Lupica’s gun control commentary on ESPN prompted the left-of-center sports site Deadspin to say he made Bob Costas, who went on his soapbox to push for gun control the night after the tragic murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, look like a “right-winger.”
On Monday, former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and conservative talk radio host Mark Levin said they would not support any politician who backs bills like the Schumer-Manchin-Toomey gun registry bill that would put more limits on the Second Amendment.
Palin, in a Facebook post, said, “the latest gun control bill should be filibustered and defeated.” She declared she “will not support politicians who support any more limits on our Second Amendment rights.”
Levin immediately agreed with Palin, saying he would join her in not supporting politicians who favor more gun control.
“I join Sarah Palin – I won’t support any member of Congress who votes for more gun control laws,” Levin wrote in a Monday Facebook post later in the day.
Palin also linked to a report that explained why the Obama-backed gun registry bill, which is sponsored by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Joe Manchin (D-WV), would: increase government power over private gun transactions by potentially turning American citizens into felons for selling a firearm without performing a background check; create a path to a national gun registry; raise privacy concerns over the patient-doctor relationship; and cause increased lawsuits against gun owners while not decreasing crime.
Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin recently blistered CNN, the floundering mainstream media cable news network, and said the network’s ratings are plummeting because CNN tries to fool Americans into believing the network is objective while its segments and reporting suggest otherwise.
Palin said CNN’s biases combined with the network’s disingenuous facade of objectivity have repelled voters, which is why the network’s last-place ratings are not matching those of its competitors.
“American viewers are smarter than you assume, and we simply want truth in reporting,” Palin wrote in her Facebook post.
Palin mentioned that last week CNN refused to disclose the author of an article that misconstrued Palin’s remarks at CPAC, John Avlon, is a founder of a political group, No Labels, that aims to elect as many moderate Republicans as possible. No Labels is a direct competitor to conservative grassroots organizations and is threatened by those like Palin, who, as Ted Cruz and Jim DeMint have noted, has the most influence when endorsing Republican candidates.
Palin referenced the Breitbart News article that debunked Avlon’s piece and noted the falsehoods in it. She said Blitzer’s recent coverage of the story was “blisteringly dishonest” because “he didn’t reach out to me or the SarahPAC staff for rebuttal” and “failed to disclose the anti-tea party associations of the ‘architect’ of this story.”
John Avlon, the co-founder of the anti-Tea Party No Labels group, wrote a bizarre attack piece on Sarah Palin’s lean political action committee last week after completely misconstruing what Palin said at the Conservative Political Action Conference. At CPAC, the former Alaska governor and Tea Party leader denounced the permanent political class and urged Republicans to “furlough” the consultants.
Palin railed against consultants and those who need them for stories–like Avlon, who, along with those like Mark McKinnon, feigns objectivity while pushing the “No Labels” agenda that is mutually exclusive with that of conservatives and Tea Partiers. Those like Avlon often bash influential Tea Party conservatives like Palin to pay tribute to their liberal mainstream media masters, who then reward them with dutiful pats on the head and television appearances for him to peddle his “centrist” books the country does not care about, will not read, and certainly has no intention of buying.
More importantly, though, Avlon and the No Labels crowd are directly threatened by the rise of conservatives and Tea Partiers, and they want to do everything they can do diminish the person who serves as a successful spokeswoman and clearinghouse for conservative and Tea Party candidates.
Never in Palin’s CPAC speech, which Avlon references heavily in his less than substantive article, did she say a politician cannot have advisers. There is a huge difference between a politician’s staff who work almost exclusively for a politician and consultants who look for a new roster of candidates every election cycle.
At a leadership forum at Southeastern University in Lakeland Florida on Friday, Sarah Palin told conservatives to influence the culture by impacting sports and continue to cling to God, guns, and the Constitution.
Sports has often always been upstream from culture and, as Andrew Breitbart always said, culture has been upstream from politics.
According to NewsChief.com, Palin encouraged conservatives to “infiltrate” the culture and study journalism while going into Hollywood and the sports world.
“Get out there and influence culture,” she said. “The future of the country depends on what you do.”
She also asked the next generation to help change the country’s moral fiber because “our foundation will crumble if we choose to ignore it,”
“Cling to your God, your guns, your Constitution!” Palin said. “God deserves so much better than what we give him … What has happened when we can’t say his name in public?”
She hammered the crony capitalism in Washington D.C., referring to Washington as a “hotbed of cronyism” and calling the federal government “bloated, corrupt, and out-of-control.” Palin injected “crony capitalism” into the political bloodstream with her speech in Indianola, Iowa in 2011 and at her maiden appearance at CPAC in 2012.
She didn’t mince words on the presidential election of 2012, saying former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney lost because he was too moderate and blamed the party for not listening to the desires of grass roots conservatives.
Keep an eye out: Sarah Palin, in 2008, failed to give specifics about what’s up her sleeve but financial reports show her PAC has $1.2 million in the bank
Once again Sarah Palin is showing that she has no plans to play by the rules.
She has parted ways with FOX News after a turbulent relationship with the conservative cable news channel, taken pot shots at pundits in the ‘lame stream media’ and slammed her own party for selecting Mitt Romney as the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
Now the former Alaska governor says she’ll use the $1.2 million raised through her SarahPAC to ‘shake up the GOP machine’ and unveiled a vague vision on how she’ll get her message out to a larger audience.
News broke on Friday night that she had not renewed her $1 million annual contract with FOX News, after three years as a contributor on Roger Ailes’ network.
Palin then spoke out on Saturday, in an interview with Breitbart.com, saying that she was working to ‘free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation.’
Calling the future ‘wide open’ with opportunities, she shared how she plans ‘to pick battles wisely, and all in due season’ – hinting that she still has a fight left in her.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Tuesday that she thinks House Speaker John Boehner’s purge of conservatives from powerful committees is a sign the GOP establishment is out of touch with America.
“We send good conservatives to D.C. to fulfill the promises they made to the electorate, and yet when they stay true to their word the permanent political class in their own party punishes them,” Palin said in a Facebook comment. “This won’t be forgotten come 2014. Right now the GOP establishment is more concerned about the opinion of the media and the Georgetown cocktail circuit than they are ‘we the people’ who hired them. For all this new talk of how the GOP needs a ‘populist movement,’ it would do them good to remember they already have one; it’s called the Tea Party movement, and it won for them the majority they now enjoy in the House.”
On Monday, Boehner pulled conservative GOP Reps. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas and Justin Amash of Michigan from the House Budget Committee. The Speaker also removed conservative Republican Reps. David Schweikert of Arizona and Walter Jones of North Carolina from the House Financial Services Committee.
The members believe they were pulled from those committee assignments – from which they would be able to influence fiscal policy – because they have solid conservative voting records.
Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith scoffed at the concerns Monday night in a statement to Breitbart News, saying: “The Steering Committee makes decisions based on a range of factors.”
In her RightOnline keynote address on Friday night in Las Vegas, Sarah Palin assailed the mainstream media for having failed to properly vet then-candidate Barack Obama during the 2008 election. She cited the MSM’s dismissal of evidence that Obama had been a member of the socialist New Party in the 1990s as one of their most egregious failures.
Palin said if the media had vetted Obama, “they would have known that Obama hung out with anti-American intellectuals” and was “actually a member of the socialist New Party when he ran for state office in the 1990s.”
Palin then had more fun at the expense of the mainstream media, pointing out that they were much more interested in her husband Todd’s party history (he is a registered independent) than the fact that Obama was tied to a socialist party.
“Todd sure as heck never registered as a Socialist,” Palin said with a grin.
Earlier this month, Breitbart News discovered documentation that suggested Obama was a dues paying member of the New Party and sought its endorsement in the 1990s.
But in 2008, the media dismissed any reporting unfavorable to Obama and his New Party association. Breitbart News editor John Nolte coined this mainstream media dark art as “BenSmithing,” after the most notorious and nefarious offender, Ben Smith, editor of the lefty Buzzfeed and formerly of the left-wing Politico. As Nolte wrote, “BenSmithing” is when the mainstream media “takes on a controversial subject that might damage Obama, pretends to play investigative journalist, assumes the role of the writer of a ‘definitive’ piece that finally answers all the questions, and then sends the story to sleep with the fishes.” Smith was well aware of Obama’s relationship with the New Party, yet he reported that there’s nothing to see here.
Adam Carolla knows liberal media bias exists because he’s seen it up close and personal. So when he watches the mainstream press ignore President Barack Obama’s hypocrisy he simply chalks it up to more of the same.
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