Saturday, May 09, 2009

I Will Always Love Sarah Palin

RINO Republicans keep trying to tell fellow Republicans that we must all “get with it”. By “getting with it” they mean that we should pretend to be Democrats, but tell the folks that we will do it better. They point to the electoral losses in 2006 and in 2008 as proof that American voters no longer care about traditional issues and traditional values. I disagree.

These RINO’s would have us forget that those elections were lost due to: 1. Republican big government spending and corruption, 2. President Bush’s inability to explain the need for the Iraq War, 3. the press hype of the greatest natural disaster in our history-Katrina, and 4. the mesmerizing of almost all the press with the second coming of Obama.

All polls point to a conservative majority among Americans, and on one big issue, abortion, the country is moving back toward embracing the sanctity of life.

I refuse to believe that many Americans support Obama’s policy of killing babies who survive abortion. My experience with typical Obama voters is that they have no concept of history or current events; they are in a swoon.

What we really need is to get rid of RINO’s and offer a clear alternative to liberal Democrats.

GOP Woes and Social Conservatives

By Kyle-Anne Shiver May 04, 2009 American Thinker

As the clamor grows to purge the GOP of its socially conservative stands, especially its pro-life stance, it might be wise for the prudent party hotshots to take a closer look. Despite some rather angry voices attempting to scapegoat conservative Christians as chest-thumping purists, the data on public opinion surrounding abortion suggests that the Party's pro-life stance is simply not the problem some imagine.

Contrary to what some GOP analysts assume, public support for legal abortion has actually fallen over the last year. In April 2008, overall support for keeping abortion legal in all or most cases, was at 54%, a clear majority. This year, however, Pew polling found that support for legal abortion is down to 46%, while support for making the procedure illegal in most or all cases rose from 41% to 44%. The pro-abortion supporters are now in a statistical tie with pro-life Americans.

Remove the spin and what you have is a Nation about evenly divided on the most divisive issue since slavery.

One of the story lines most often heard these days, among Republicans attempting to explain Democrat victories of 2006 and 2008, is that the young people are ardent supporters of keeping abortion legal and are patently repelled by Republican pro-lifers.

The huge crowds, with a great many young people, following Sarah Palin last year on the campaign trail seem to have gone unnoticed by the D.C. crowd.

And wouldn't you know it? The polling data supports those huge crowds for Palin and the young people inspired by her stout pro-life position, among other factors.

Support for keeping abortion legal in most or all cases among the 18-29 year olds has fallen a full 5% since last August. In August 2008, legal abortion support among 18-29 year olds stood at 52%; this April it's down to 47%. Support for making abortion illegal in most or all cases has risen 3% and is now at 48%. So, using abortion as the straw man argument to win back the young is now moot. By 48% to 47%, another statistical tie, the youth are evenly divided just as the older generations are.

The most notable decline in the support for legal abortion has been among those highly-cherished, sought after Independent voters. As Pew notes
There has been notable decline in the proportion of independents saying abortion should be legal in most or all cases; majorities of independents favored legal abortion in August and the two October surveys, but just 44% do so today. In addition, the proportion of moderate and liberal Republicans saying abortion should be legal declined between August and late October (from 67% to 57%). In the current survey, just 43% of moderate and liberal Republicans say abortion should legal in most or all cases.

The fact that the votes in 2006 and 2008 went against the pro-life Party merely demonstrates, in my opinion, that the priorities in those elections were not focused on social issues.

This is precisely the circumstance borne out by Pew polling on issue priorities late last summer in the lead-up to the November election. The top issue among registered voters, as of August 2008, was the economy by a whopping 87%. The next five issues in importance were all in the 72-77% range, and were energy, health care, education, Iraq and terrorism. Moral values and social issues were at the absolute bottom of the heap, a vast contrast to the elections of 2000 and 2004. And, clearly, the nation felt far more safe in 2008 than in the prior two elections.

Using the warped logic of those now wanting to purge the party of social conservatives, perhaps we should purge national security instead.

When the voters feel less safe, they vote Republican.

All in all, the data certainly does not support the idea that joining with the Democrats in their Culture of Death would in any way whatsoever bring on a Republican resurgence. To be sure, this clamor will not die easily. But for my money, Republican analysts and game-plan makers would do well to consider the fact that sacrificing principle for pander does not play well over the long term.

Just as it was Republican Party principle that brought an end to slavery over the often violent protests of many of its own rank and file, the Party needs to stand firm now in the clutches or disband itself. Without principle, the GOP will simply be a lesser form of the Democrat Party.

In the 19th Century, the big fight on the side of good was the abolition of slavery. Today, that one big fight is the protection of human life.

And it just doesn't get more basic than that. Our side is changing hearts and minds. This is no time for cowardly retreat. This is the time for bold advance.

Governor supports abortion initiative

CONSENT: Voters, not lawmakers, would decide if doctors had to tell a parent of a girl younger than 18.

May 5, 2009 Anchorage Daily News (Excerpt)

"Gov. Sarah Palin is backing a ballot measure to bypass the Legislature and make it illegal for teenagers to get an abortion without telling their parents.

The initiative sponsors, including former Lt. Gov. Loren Leman, applied last week to start gathering signatures. The measure would generally forbid a girl under 18 from getting an abortion unless the doctor informed at least one of her parents beforehand.

Palin said she plans to be the first in line to sign up. The governor said she even considered sponsoring the initiative herself, but decided otherwise after checking with the state's lawyers." Anchorage Daily News

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At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

To my way of thinking, the Republican Party has been going to the Left with the Democrats for years, and has arrived. It's pretty bad when you have a weasel like John McCain for a GOP pick. I thought that picking Sarah Palin was a very smart move on McCain's part until he started dumping on her and holding her back. He's still dumping on her and the jerk doesn't even realize that he wouldn't have got all the votes that got if it wasn't for her. When I first listened to her I thought to myself, "here's a women who would make a better president than McCain." Her governing background and accomplishments alone can bare this out. Look at the fool that we have right now for a Vice President. That guy is a complete joke. As far as Obama is concerned; There's a village in Kenya that's missing it's idiot! I don't see anything good coming out of these two with one guy screwing up every time he opens his mouth, and a "Brown Shirter" who wants to bring "Change" with failed Socialist policies.


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