Palin Derangement Syndrome Continues

By: Marion Algier – AskMarion

It has been just about four years since I, and most Americans, were introduced to Governor Sarah Palin at the 2008 GOP Convention. She rocked the house the night of her convention speech and quickly changed the face of the McCain campaign. John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, as his running mate finally gave Republicans a reason to vote for him — a reason, that is, other than defeating Obama. And for those who either don’t or choose not to remember that they were ahead in the polls after Palin joined the ticket, Greta Van Susteren just pulled out the old polls.

Many people fell in love with Sarah Palin instantly, some liked her and were excited at the prospect of a fresh, inspiring, Reaganesque candidate that was a female to boot, some were wary and some hated her from day one because they saw her as a threat! And that quickly Palin Derangement Syndrome was born.

Sarah Palin is smart, principled, accomplished, has a great family and husband, is able to speak extemporaneously (or with a few words jotted in her hand) and tells it as it is, she lights up a room or a country fair and is comfortable almost everywhere, loves the average American and can relate to them, and is pretty to boot. As many said, she can bring home the bacon (even if she has to shoot or catch it herself), fry it up and then serve it looking like she is ready for her next interview as a house full of kids are running under her feet. Palin inspired every day Americans whose values and ideals she shared as she scared the pants off of the Progressive no so relatable Left, the elitist Establishment of her own party and the left leaning women’s groups, who should have endorsed her, but who envied her and therefore hated her instead because she really had and could do it all and they just talked about it.

My husband and I were lucky enough to hear and see Sarah Palin speak live, at her first Rally in Cali, not long after she had been tapped as John McCain’s running mate. She was mesmerizing and both inspired and energized the crowd of about 23,000 people. She was introduced and supported by the Los Angeles President of NOW (the National Organization for Women), a lifetime Democrat and political convert as she introduced herself… until sometime later after the powers that be within her group convinced her otherwise. Many people have forgotten that soon after Sarah was chosen for VP that she and McCain were ahead until McCain decided to suspend the campaign and trudged back to Washington, D.C. because of the financial crisis. Had that not happened or maybe even if McCain had just not headed back to D.C., he and Palin could very well have won! What a different America we would be living in, if that were the case!

I was one who had done my homework on both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and although McCain was not my first choice, I knew what was coming if Barack or Hillary were elected so I saw Sarah Palin as a God send and after hearing her speak I knew she was the real deal. The problem was so did the elites, the establishment, the haters and their media minions who quickly went to work destroying her, including the hack job by pretty faced CFR attack dog, Katie Couric.

From a Red State Review by Ben Howe of the movie Undefeated – A must see film if you haven’t (The Undefeated Teaser Trailer):

I pride myself on my ability to know when something is baloney, almost instinctively. On Sarah Palin, I was so incredibly hoodwinked that the one word that my wife and I agreed described how we felt after watching it, was shame. Yes of course invigoration, satisfaction and all the other things you experience when watching a good film, but about how we had handled our vetting of Mrs. Palin, shame was the word that best described it.

Shame for not bothering to look up her record. Shame for not reading her story. Shame for turning the channel when she came on the TV. Shame for not listening to people that we had a great deal of respect for like Andrew Breitbart, Tammy Bruce, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

As Breitbart points out in the film, the greatest shame is that while this woman was savaged to degrees you may not even realize yet, some of us sat back and let it happen. For me to buy into the media template and not defend someone who’s only offense was being a conservative, is the absolute antithesis of what I stand for, and something that I shall never allow to happen again.

And the problem for a lot of people who were hoodwinked… they never did do their homework or figure out that they allowed themselves to be cheated of the opportunity of honestly checking out perhaps the best candidate for VP in 2008 or President in 2012.

In fact even after Palin had been marginalized, Quaylinized, lied about, had her children attacked… from her disabled son Trig to her daughter Bristol while on DWTS, was charged with enough ridiculous and fabricated suits that she resigned her office as Governor in respect for her constituents because she couldn’t fight them and effectively do her job and then was both belittled and martyred for it, was the focused target of a “journolist” plot and even had a journalist rent the house next to hers to spy on Sarah and her family, she has not only remained standing but she has won the suits, emerged victoriously after an investigation of her time in office in Alaska and has gone on to be one of the superstars of the conservative movement. Sarah Palin is the darling of the tea party and has helped dozens of true fiscal conservatives and constitutionalist-style candidates win their elections. Ted Cruz of Texas being the most recent.

But still there are far too many Americans of all stripes who have counted Palin out without knowing the true facts or doing their homework, just because the main stream media, that might as well be the Progressive government media, demonized her… and they never questioned it or were willing to take a second look.

Yet just last week the Republican Elite™ concerned that Mitt Romney may give Sarah Palin a speaking role at the convention which she should absolutely have or, God forbid, he might actually be smart enough to consider her as his running mate engaged Dick Cheney to go after Palin from the Republican side. After all, they don’t want Sarah messing up their good ole boys club either!

Cheney was on ABC News on Sunday. He did the old “she’s a nice girl … but …” insult. Cheney claims choosing Sarah Palin as VP was a mistake because she lacked experience. Really? Here’s Sarah Palin’s Impassioned Response To Dick Cheney’s Comment.

Conservatives 4 Palin:

Sarah Palin. She has nearly two decades of public service, almost all of it at the Executive level. She was a Mayor, the state’s chief oil and gas regulator, and Governor.

Now some may poo-poo the Mayor thing, because Wasilla was, and is, very a small town. But as they say, it’s not the size that counts, it’s what you do with it that matters.

Wasilla was a small, mostly dirt road village. Under Sarah Palin’s management, the town became the fastest growing city in the state, and would become the trading hub for the entire Mat-Su Valley, an area roughly the size of the state of Delaware. Sarah improved the infrastructure, built roads, recruited businesses, and grew the economy. And she did all of this while lowering taxes. This sort of thing doesn’t happen by accident. It takes strong leadership skills and common sense.

In 2008 the Mayor of Wasilla credited Sarah’s 75 percent property tax cuts and infrastructure improvements with bringing “big-box stores” and 50,000 shoppers per day to Wasilla. She left office in 2002. That’s some serious and lasting impact for one person to have.

Last time I looked, Dick Cheney had never run a city. Certainly never turned a dirt road town into a highly successful one with a bustling economy.

Sarah’s time as the Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is the stuff of legends. Not so much for what she did as a regulator, which by all accounts was top notch, but for what she did to unwind the massive corruption lawmakers and many oil company executives were engaged in. By the time she was done, the state’s Attorney General was forced to resign in disgrace, as was the Republican Party Chairman. [From his job as a fellow AOGCC commissioner] He was also forced to pay the largest civil fine in Alaska’s history.

Sarah was just getting started, as she would take down the sitting Republican Governor, in a landslide, and go on to pass sweeping reforms once in office, as the FBI was still raiding lawmakers’ offices and hauling people off to prison.

Washington may be one of the most corrupt places on earth, and I’ve never, EVER heard Dick Cheney address it’s corruption in any manner whatsoever.

Stacy Drake and Whitney Pitcher put together an extensive listing of Sarah Palin’s accomplishments as Governor. No one in Washington has accomplished anything near what she has. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find any elected official in the country who got as much done, has a better record on fiscal issues, or maintained a higher approval record among their voters. Sarah Palin had a sustained approval rating in the 90s as Governor of Alaska.

Sarah Palin has much more experience, including executive experience, than Barack Obama ever had when he ran for President, including: head of the PTA to City Council, Mayor of Wasilla and Governor of Alaska, and has been on a non-stop learning junket since tapped for VP in 2008. She is now a major force in the Republican Party and Tea Party Movement. And Sarah and her husband Todd have owned their own businesses as well as working a long list of blue collar jobs; and have raised 5 children, including a Down Syndrome son. Sarah has a degree in journalism, worked her own way through school… which is why she entered a ‘beauty’ contest; and can hunt, fish and then can cook it when she gets back home while always looking great. She electrifies a room or a rally of thousands when she speaks, but cleans her own house. She supports our military and has a son fighting for America; supports our allies like Israel and believes in securing our borders and protecting America first; she believes in the American Dream; and Sarah is willing to speak out like nobody else. Sarah Palin loves America and respects the American people (of which she is one) as well as their their will rather than wanting to fundamentally transform her, is a Constitutionalist, and believes in God… just like approximately 83% of Americans. So ask yourself… what is so wrong with Sarah Palin… especially after you strip away the lies told about her? So why do we allow the media to shun every new independent bright light that just might really change what is going on in Washington? And why wouldn’t you like her or want a real average American who loves our Country, the Constitution and God in the White House?

She’s the real deal.

Mark Levin 2008:

As a Reaganite pre-dating Reagan’s 1976 candidacy, the contempt for Palin does, in fact, reminds me of the contempt some had for Reagan, especially from the media and Republican establishment, although no comparison is exact. I’ve not settled on a favorite would-be presidential candidate, but I also know media hit-jobs when I see them. I am hopeful more conservatives will begin to speak out about this or, before we know it, we will wonder why we are holding our noses and voting for another Republican endorsed by “the intellectuals” but opposed by a majority of the people.

When times get tough there are always people who rise up, or are chosen to rise up, with the right message, the wake-up call, the inspiration and the leadership needed just for that time. A few of the people who fit that bill right now are Glenn Beck, Ron Paul and Sarah Palin; all three have inspired the tea party and other grassroots groups and movements in different ways. They are willing to speak out knowing they, and their families, will be attacked and criticized. if not worse.

It is our job to recognize those people and their strength and leadership. It is also our job to stand-up with and for those people who are fighting for us, our families, our way of life, freedom and our country.

The power elite recognized Palin’s star power immediately and feared that she could actually get elected and would fight for real change for the American people and we let them destroy her and perhaps our best chance.

According to the Alaska Dispatch (August 6, 2012) Sarah Palin still hasn’t received an invitation to speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and tea partiers aren’t happy. Palin told Newsweek that she hasn’t even been asked to attend the convention yet. She said, “One must remember this isn’t Sadie Hawkins and you don’t invite yourself and a date to the big dance.” Palin, who in March polled more popular than any GOP presidential candidate, has vexed Mitt Romney since his candidacy began. She stole the media show by appearing in New Hampshire on the same day that Romney formally announced his candidacy for president, brushing it off as “coincidence.” Although her on-air rhetoric is supportive of Romney’s campaign, there’s been no official endorsement. And the latest Palin-related offense? John McCain told Politico on Tuesday that Palin was a “better candidate” than Romney as a vice presidential pick in the 2008 race. What Palin brings to the table that Romney needs is gusto. He would be wise to cash in on some of hers! So “It’s time for Mitt Romney to man up, pick up the phone, and ask Sarah Palin to the dance.” That’s a quote from a Daily Beast piece that argues Romney should invite Palin to speak at the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida, next month. Word has it that Palin has already secured rooms at a hotel within walking distance of the GOP convention and if Romney does not invite her to attend let alone speak he may again find himself in the position of having Palin steal his thunder and the media show. Eleanor Clift and ABC’s Jonathan Karl have both recently said, “Sarah will be a force at the Republican Convention whether she does it from the floor or from the parking lot.” If I were advising Mitt Romney I would make sure that she was on my side!

Sarah Palin deserves a fair shot. She definitely deserves a seat at the table at the Republican Convention and a prime speaking slot. Mitt Romney would be smart to give her the opportunity. And we’d be smart to make sure that our friends and family give Sarah Palin another honest look, if not for VP this time around then for a possible shot at the presidency in 2016 or 2020.

You can love Sarah or disagree with her, but if you are fair minded person who takes the time to do your homework, even just to read this piece, follow the links and think about it, you cannot disagree that Sarah Palin and her family have been unjustly attacked and scrutinized at a much higher level than anyone in Washington or any candidate out there because of Palin Derangement Syndrome caught and promoted by her enemies because they fear her for being a Conservative, a Christian, a person of Character and most scary of all for them she has the Charisma to possibly beat them and beat them honestly!

You be the judge… Ask Marion~


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The Socialist Behind Romneycare

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

A new report from researcher Trevor Loudon names one of the main architects of Romneycare in Massachusetts as a member of an international socialist movement. John E. McDonough, a former Ted Kennedy staffer who also played a significant role in passing Obamacare, is identified by Loudon as a former chair of the Boston chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), a pro-Marxist group that is affiliated with the Socialist International.

McDonough is now a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Loudon is the blogger from New Zealand who broke the stories of Frank Marshall Davis being Obama’s communist mentor, and Van Jones having a communist background after his appointment as Obama’s “Green Jobs Czar.”

Loudon’s new report, which is potentially embarrassing to Mitt Romney as he tries to prove his conservative credentials, is headlined, “How DSA Marxists Influenced Health Policies for Both Major Presidential Candidates.”

McDonough acknowledged to AIM, “…between the late 1970s and the early 1980s, I was a member of (first), the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, and then Democratic Socialists of America as it became in the early 1980s. I left the group in 1982 or 1983. I also served as chair of the Boston chapter for a couple of years.”

In his book, Inside National Health Reform, McDonough writes, “…I participated in the conception, birth, infancy, and toddlerhood of the Massachusetts health reform program, which became law in 2006 with the support of the Republican governor, Mitt Romney…”

“More than any of us imagined at the time,” he went on, “Massachusetts reform became an essential template for federal reform.”

His current bio notes that he “played a key role in passage and implementation of the 2006 Massachusetts health reform law” and highlights his academic credentials but makes no mention of his involvement in socialist groups.

Although McDonough told AIM that he left the DSA in the early 1980s, Loudon cites a 2005 issue of “The Yankee Radical,” the newsletter of the DSA chapter in Boston, highlighting McDonough as one of several speakers at a DSA event in that year. It refers to McDonough as a former chair of Boston DSA and advocate of universal health care.

An Obama campaign video, released on the six-year anniversary of Romneycare, identifies McDonough as one of the architects of both the Romney and Obama plans. “I helped craft and pass Massachusetts health reform in 2006 and the Affordable Care Act in 2010,” McDonough says in the video. It makes no mention of his DSA affiliation.

The video was designed to make Romney look foolish for campaigning to repeal a national program modeled after the state plan he signed when he was governor of Massachusetts.

In what is a first for Trevor Loudon, a strong critic of Obama, he posted the Obama campaign video as incriminating evidence of McDonough’s role in both the Obama and Romney health care plans. “I can’t dispute the facts,” Loudon says. “All I’ve added is that he happens to have been a DSA member.”

But that affiliation is a blockbuster. DSA describes itself as the largest socialist organization in the United States and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. A recent issue of the Boston DSA newsletter hailed the victory of the socialists in France.

In an article in the Spring 2007 issue of DSA’s Democratic Left, National Political Committee member David Green wrote, “Our goal as socialists is to abolish private ownership of the means of production.”

Back in 2008 AIM reported extensively on Obama’s own ties to the DSA. And he has not cut those ties. As president, he recently gave a Medal of Freedom to Dolores Huerta, the honorary chair of DSA.

McDonough’s role in Romneycare is not disputed. “As director of the advocacy group Health Care for All, he played a key role in the 2006 Massachusetts health reform law…” noted CommonWealth magazine.

Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute and a co-author of Why ObamaCare Is Wrong for America, agrees that there is no question McDonough played a significant role in the Massachusetts plan.

But Cindy Gillespie, a trusted Romney aide who led his health care reform effort, says Romney had nothing to do with him. She told us that she would have no comment on McDonough’s socialist credentials because he “was not part of Governor Romney’s health care team nor was he ever an advisor to the governor during Massachusetts health care reform.”

It would seem that she was someone in a position to know. Her bio notes that she “served as counselor to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney” and “played a leading role in the development of Massachusetts health insurance reform.”

But her denial only confirms that McDonough exercised his influence through his running of Health Care for All, a liberal or “progressive” organization based in Massachusetts, and connections to Massachusetts Democratic politicians who played a role in shaping the legislation. This included Senator Ted Kennedy, who would later hire McDonough as a “senior advisor” for “national health reform” in 2008, setting the stage for Obamacare.

Kennedy stood by Romney’s side when he signed the legislation in April 2006 and was labeled Romney’s “health care partner” by the media at the time. Romney called Kennedy “my collaborator and friend” and a “parent” of the bill.

Grace-Marie Turner says, “It seems to me the bigger story is that McDonough used his work in Massachusetts as a springboard to Washington where he did have a major role in coordinating the development of the legislation that became Obamacare.”

Until the publication of Loudon’s report, however, McDonough had a reputation as a serious academic and policy analyst. His involvement in the Democratic Socialists of America, a far-left organization which openly and approvingly quotes Karl Marx, puts Obamacare into the context of socialist plans to remake the U.S. economy and reduce the influence of the private sector.

Loudon, who specializes in drawing attention to Marxist infiltration of government and society, doesn’t pull any punches, calling McDonough a “leading Marxist health academic.”

The controversial nature of DSA, however, goes beyond promoting socialism to working with America’s enemies. DSA member Kurt Stand went to prison for conspiracy to commit espionage on behalf of East Germany and the Soviet Union. Stand had been a left-wing labor activist who had helped fellow DSA member John Sweeney depose Lane Kirkland as head of the AFL-CIO.

Like many socialists, who prefer the label “progressive,” McDonough told AIM that “I have never described myself as a Marxist or even a Socialist,” but that he was and still is “a social democrat in the progressive tradition.”

He said he was drawn to DSOC/DSA “because of its national chairman, Michael Harrington, as well as some dynamic and smart folks in the Boston chapter.” Harrington wrote several books, including The Other America and Socialism: Past and Future.

Harrington’s socialist vision is said to have helped spark President Lyndon Johnson’s “war on poverty,” which has cost trillions of dollars and greatly expanded the power of the federal government in the economy. Harrington would later call President Ronald Reagan’s conservative policies “insane and cruel.”

While McDonough eschews the Marxist label, the DSA website quotes Karl Marx in arguing for social change. Joe Schwartz of DSA argues that Michael Harrington “was incredibly good at giving an accessible version of Marx’s critique of capitalism…” and that Harrington worked to “popularize” Marxist theory and “to resurrect Marx from the dustbin of authoritarianism…”

Since his time in DSOC/DSA, McDonough wanted us to know that he had become a respected political leader and academic: “I have served as a respected member and leader in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1985-97), associate professor at the Heller School at Brandeis, executive director at Health Care for All—Massachusetts’ leading consumer health advocacy organization, health policy adviser to Senator Edward Kennedy (2008-2010), visiting fellow at Hunter College in NYC, and currently Professor of Public Health Practice at the Harvard School of Public Health.”

He added, “In 1990 I earned a Masters in Public Administration from the JFK School at Harvard, and in 1996 I earned a doctorate in public health from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. I have written three books on U.S. health policy issues, and lots of peer reviewed articles.”

McDonough says that although he was “deeply involved” in the health care legislation passed in Massachusetts and on the national level, both Romney and Obama “would say they had zero contact with me, for different reasons.” He explained, “As a progressive health leader in Massachusetts, I helped push Massachusetts health reform in a much more progressive direction than Romney wanted. As part of a large army of U.S. Senate staffers, I never got into the same room as the President—many others outranked me.”

Still, the Obama campaign wanted the world to know, through that video, that McDonough had played a role in passing Obama’s “Affordable Care Act.”

While blowing the whistle on McDonough being a socialist who played a significant role in Romneycare and Obamacare, Loudon doesn’t blame Romney entirely for the passage of the state legislation.

“It came through the Massachusetts legislature,” Loudon said of Romneycare. “It’s full of DSA members and supporters. Romney wanted some reform and tried to do it through a conservative approach and it ended up being a compromise. The DSA won and Romney took credit for it.”

Grace-Marie Turner believes that Romney had a vision for market-based reform and vetoed the worst “collectivist” aspects of the legislation in Massachusetts. She told us that he “pushed back” against “some of the more egregious parts” of the legislation, such as major new bureaucracies and the employer mandate, and he wanted to give people a way out of the individual mandate.

Loudon said he would like to believe that Romney is for repealing Obamacare. But if he is elected—and that is a big “if,” since Loudon thinks Romney is running an ineffective campaign against Obama—“Obamacare will be replaced with something else,” Loudon noted. “And that is where the devil is in the details—a free market approach or watered down Obamacare?”


Democrats & Obama Sue to Suppress Military Vote

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

In previous elections, we have suspected the Democratic Party of suppressing the votes of members of our military who are giving their lives to America, overseas. Here is smoking gun evidence, now.

They cry “voter suppression,” when the People make efforts to guard our sacred voting process, by validating that duly registered citizens are the only ones voting and that it is done only once per person. Yet they show themselves as guilty parties, even suing to suppress the votes of the ones to whom we are most obliged to reach out. We must take such pains for our overseas military, in order to overcome blatantly obvious obstacles inherently generated by America’s government itself, where it reaches out to put certain of our People away from their home states and into harms way.

Is there anyone who still refuses to see that Obama is the figurehead of a gang of treacherous (anti-American, neo-Marxists) saboteurs nurtured and developed to be just that?

In the Columbus Times & Democrat by the Associated Press:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fifteen military groups are opposing a federal lawsuit in Ohio brought by President Barack Obama’s campaign because they say it could threaten voter protections afforded to service members, such as the extended time they have to cast a ballot.

Obama’s campaign and Democrats filed the lawsuit last month against Ohio’s top elections official in a dispute over the battleground state’s law that restricts early, in-person voting during the final three days before Election Day.

The campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party contend the law unfairly ends in-person voting for most Ohioans three days earlier than it does for military and overseas voters.

Attorneys for the Democrats argue such “disparate” treatment is unconstitutional, and all voters should be able to vote on those days.

AMVETS, the National Guard Association of the United States, the Association of the U.S. Army and other organizations asked a judge late Wednesday to dismiss the lawsuit.

The military groups say federal and state law recognizes that service members need extra time to cast their ballots. They say they fear the precedent that could be set if a court finds that military voters shouldn’t be treated differently than other voters.

“Efforts to facilitate and maximize military voting should be welcomed, not viewed with constitutional suspicion,” the groups said in a court filing that seeks to intervene in the case.


"Military Voting," Alexander Hunter for the Washington Times

Editorial in the Washington Times:

President Obama goes out of his way to appear to support the troops. But when it comes to voting, he would like to keep them out of the fight.

The Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party are suing the critical swing state of Ohio to strike down a law that makes it easier for members of the military to vote. Under the law, people in uniform may cast early ballots in person up to the day before an election, instead of the previous Friday cutoff for other voters.

Democrats have a transparent political motive. A May 2012 Gallup survey showed Mr. Obama trailing Mitt Romney among veterans 58 to 34 percent. “About a fourth of men are veterans,” Gallup reported, “and it is their strong skew toward Romney that essentially creates the GOP candidate’s leading position among men today.”

The Democrats’ suit alleges the Buckeye State’s law is “arbitrary” with “no discernible rational basis,” but it is a response to a very real problem. “It’s truly difficult to vote,” an active-duty service member told The Washington Times. “The military tries hard to help us out with awareness and links to state voting sites but most troops don’t exercise their franchise because it’s too hard.”

A study by the nonpartisan Military Voters Protection Project found that in 2008, less than 20 percent of 2.5 million military voters successfully voted by absentee ballot. In 2010, that participation shrank to a scandalous 5 percent.


The Huffington Post even reported on this, as early as July 17. Perhaps their teeth are still gritted about having to do so.

Some wonder at my confidence that Barack Obama will not be United States President in the next term. Apparently, he has not been our constitutional president, this term either, but that is not what I mean. We are in what may be called a mild depression, economically. Many say we will be in a state of economic devastation within months or weeks, due to international financial collapse, caused by global collectivism and the overwhelming corruption of the central bank complex. Is it any wonder after centuries of increasing abuse, we have the new term, “banksters?”

And the knowledge of Obama’s true political heritage has finally begun to saturate responsible minds in American households. We talk to each other, after we learn from dissident media such as this venue and so many others. Blaming George W. Bush has ceased to serve him. His destructive behavior in office has caused him to “own” our crippled state of affairs, however much blame is to be shared with the previous administration for its inception (and Pelosi and Reid’s Democrats on the Hill). The albatross is hanging on Obama’s neck and looking closely, we find it is an effigy of himself. Enough Americans recognize it now, who are motivated to vote, to tip the balance of a wary and concerned populace. Honest polling reflects it.

And here, call me crazy, but I am supremely confident that Pat Robertson actually did hear from the Lord, himself, during the past New Years’ time, as I’ve written previously (showing the video). After all, Robertson was told during the turn of 2008 that Obama would be president, when that seemed to him and to many, very unlikely. Obama will not be in the house at 1600, which is not to say any earthly savior will reside there.

And now, we have hard evidence of BHO and the Democratic National Committee itself, trying to keep our military in a political ghetto. The news is hitting the military grapevine and will be played up by the Republicans.

In case any still wonder, can anyone expect our military, now seeing how the Democrats attack them, to be unified to press some kind of staged Obama coup? No. That will not happen. The more the neo-Marxists try to fudge, the worse it is getting for them and that is how it will continue to be.

If there is cheating done on the Democrat side, it will not be enough to bring Obama electoral victory. And considering the fascistic-globalist complex of which Romney is a part, in place as Obama’s opposition, if there is cheating done, through the travesty of Spain’s Scytl couting the votes, for instance, who is to say the fraud would be done for the Democrats?

Are you are interested in helping good candidates get elected, to replace bad ones? Then I suggest helping any truly good candidates available for the U.S. Senate, that will likely have to continue to withstand violations of national sovereignty in the form of United Nations and other kinds of multinational treaties (including, perhaps, further trade agreement destruction). The Sovereignty Campaign (SovCam) is working to vet candidates on that essential set of issues. Also, U.S. House campaigns are critical to address, in order to reset America on the foundations of the Constitution and the Declaration’s principles. Or, why not apply efforts where an individual volunteer does the most good, with elections to local and state office?

If you are one of “the few and the proud” (humble, really, I suspect) who invests effort or money at election time, I would suggest not bothering to help a candidate in the person of Mitt Romney, who is doing just fine without your help, and whose own background of progressivism and consistent, tactical deceit of the People portrays himself as only the slower of two poisons. Who can trust the commitments he alleges to make?

The Democrats, in turn, should be marginalizing themselves into oblivion by now, if enough Americans have sense enough to see it.

God save America from the destruction caused by our current set of political and financial overlords, poisoning nearly every phase of our national life and both parties. As God revealed to Robertson about the destruction in process, “They are bringing it on themselves.” May it be upon their heads, O Lord, and not upon the innocent – nor those who offer their “last full measure of devotion,” to protect the sovereignty and freedom of our current world’s “last, best hope.”