Howard Dean Issues Warning: Sarah Palin Could Beat Obama

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

(NY Times)

From The Hill:

Howard Dean, the former Democratic National Committee chairman who helped Democrats capture the White House in 2008, warns that Sarah Palin could defeat President Obama in 2012.

Dean says his fellow Democrats should beware of inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom that Obama would crush Palin in a general-election contest next year.

“I think she could win,” Dean told The Hill in an interview Friday. “She wouldn’t be my first choice if I were a Republican but I think she could win.”

Dean warns the sluggish economy could have more of a political impact than many Washington strategists and pundits assume.

“Any time you have a contest — particularly when unemployment is as high as it is — nobody gets a walkover,” Dean said. “Whoever the Republicans nominate, including people like Sarah Palin, whom the inside-the-Beltway crowd dismisses — my view is if you get the nomination of a major party, you can win the presidency, I don’t care what people write about you inside the Beltway,” Dean said.


Trumka – “Socialism is a Step Up”

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka confirmed his friendship with president Barack Obama and to a socialist future for America.

Asked if Obama is a friend or an acquaintance, Trumka said, “He’s a friend. There’s a lot of things we disagree with him on. There’s far more things that we agree with him on….”

Trumka said he’d like to see the U.S. become more like a European nation that provides pensions and health care for all its citizens. He said he is accustomed to criticism and doesn’t mind if conservatives call that socialism.

“Being called a socialist is a step up for me,” he said.

For a rundown on Trumka’s history with Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist Party USA, go here.


American Collapse: Why You have No Change, No Hope, and No Job

By: Don Hank
Gulag Bound

Time to ring out the old economic paradigm and ring in the new one.

Linked below is a bombshell article about the US (and by extension, world) economy, or rather what is left of it. Kindly read it and my commentary below the link.

An outmoded graphic; it only goes up to 2005


In the old US (and much of Europe, for the most part) and its old economy, your economic success was tied to your energy, intelligence, ingenuity and risk-taking willingness, and also to your integrity and willingness to sacrifice yourself at times for your clients. In the new economy, that paradigm has dwindled and is being lost, especially the last part, integrity.

The people who run our world are truly destroying this whole system and taking us back to the feudalism of the Middle Ages, where precious few owned it all and the rest broke their backs working for them. What we now have all around us running the economy are not entrepreneurs but a bunch of con artists, who are taking America apart piece by piece, à la Goldmann-Sachs, with the government’s blessing and with taxpayer assistance. They aren’t doing this through the free market, as the Left assumes, and they aren’t necessarily doing it entirely through oversized government, as the Right proclaims. Rather, they are accomplishing their wanton destruction through a partnership between government and business that cuts out newcomers and creates a static society.

This is the same system Mussolini developed. It was called fascism then. You are welcome to call it that today as well, although many are calling it “corporatism.” Whatever you call it, it is destroying your savings, your income, your buying power, and you and your family. If America is still standing today it is by the sheer grace of God. But don’t expect Him to keep helping those who will not help themselves!

Under the old paradigm, if you pointed out that the richest 1% control two thirds of the wealth (according to #48 below, that is true!), conservatives would blast you for saying that, claiming you were envious. Some die hards are still saying that.

But envy is no longer the operative term. The term today is survival, as you will see from this eye-opening article (link courtesy of Steph Jasky of FedUpUSA).

The old (freedom) paradigm:

Business and government were separate and we were free to be prosperous.

The new (slavery) paradigm:

Business is stifling the economy by teaming up with government.

Government is stifling the economy by teaming up with business.


Never vote for a Democrat, even for dog catcher, and never vote for a RINO, even for dog catcher. Educate yourself as to who the RINOs are. As you dig deeper, you will be surprised how many “conservatives” aren’t. Get involved, fight for economic freedom and an end to the banker-controlled autocracy supported by corrupt government. Spread the word. Time is running out.