“Nice to meet you. Hey, can I call you Joe?”

October 3, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Politics

Peggy Noonan at the Wall Street Journal had this to say about Sarah at last night’s VP debate:

She killed. She had him at “Nice to meet you. Hey, can I call you Joe?” She was the star. He was the second male lead, the good-natured best friend of the leading man. She was not petrified but peppy.

And not only that, Sarah was correct on the issues:

  • Obama’s tax plan is a smoke screen that will raise the cost of living for every American (energy, food, imports, etc.).
  • Obama has no immediate plan to make America independent of foreign energy.
  • Obama’s political career is a legacy of being “present” but of not taking action.
  • Obama is not a bipartisan politician, but a puppet belonging to the most liberal activists of the Democratic party.
  • Obama has stated that he will not immediately remove troops from Iraq (as many think that he has promised).
  • Obama supports federally funded abortion and partial-birth abortion – practices with which a majority of Americans strongly disagree.
  • Obama’s “universal health care package” would put the US government in charge of our health (and haven’t they done a great job with the economy!).
  • Obama and Biden undermine the traditional doctrine of marriage as between a man and a woman.
  • McCain is radically different than Bush, even if Obama and Biden repeat the lie a thousand times.

Sarah was most effective in dispelling the spin that she is a fuddy-duddy. She isn’t a member of the Washington elite and for that we are all thankful.

               

Sarah Palin wins Vice Presidential Debate

October 2, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Politics

The polling data has revealed that Sarah Palin won the Vice Presidential debate.

Why? Sarah Palin resonated with real people. Sarah proved that she is a normal American who can speak to the heart and say things like “dog-gonnit!” on public television. Biden certainly appeared polished and senatorial…but that’s not what Americans want at a time when politicians are held suspect. Most Americans are disgusted with the silver-haired Capital Hill crew.

Sarah Palin delivered the “Main Street” message. Biden delivered the politician’s message. Biden overplayed the attack-dog motif and he finished looking like a soured old man.

All week we’ve watched those Katie Couric interview clips – but those are edited clips. In the VP debate, we watched over an hour of Sarah Palin off the cuff – and it was seamless. She spoke to the average American, and that is why independents are moving toward her. Sarah is authentic.

Tina Fey is going to have hard time making fun of Sarah this Saturday…

               

Five Myths about Oprah, Barack, and you

September 13, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture

There’s an interesting article by Kathleen Rooney over at the Washington Post entitled “5 Myths About Oprah, Obama and You”. It’s worth a read. Interestingly enough, American women rated Mother Teresa as more influential than Oprah. Nonetheless, with 8 million women watching her every day, she has clout.

The troubling thing about her is that she’ll “endorse” Barack Obama, but she refuses to have Palin on her show. The reasons for this are two:

1) Palin is currently more popular than Oprah. Palin is the toast of America.
2) Oprah desperately wants Barack Obama to be the next president. “I cried my eyelashes off,” she said after the Barack’s DNC speech.

               

Congressman identifes Obama with Christ and Palin with Pilate

September 12, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Politics

Steve Cohen, a Democratic Congressman from Tennessee, endorsed Obama from the floor of the Congress and reminded everyone that Barack Obama, like Jesus who was a “community organizer” and not a “governor like Pontius Pilate”.

How dare Cohen equate Obama with Christ. How dare he equate Palin with Pontius Pilate. Morever, Jesus Christ was not merely a “community organizer” but the King of Kings…

               

Is Oprah political?

September 11, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture

Why won’t Oprah have the most popular woman in America (Sarah Palin) on her show? Hmmm…

Meanwhile, conservative women are boycotting Oprah over the matter.

               

Pat Buchanan and Barack Obama agree on something!

September 10, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Politics

Hell just froze over. Pat Buchanan finds himself “closer” to Obama

The left has slung mud at Sarah Palin for “supporting” Buchanan’s position on Israel. Well, Buchanan came out today and actually said that his position on the matter “closer to Barack’s position”. Here’s Buchanon’s statement from Politico:

Let me say about Israel here. My position on Israel is frankly awful. It is like Mika [Brzezinski]’s father’s, it’s a lot closer to Barack Obama’s than it is John McCain. I think Barack is right, we ought to talk to the Iranians, he’s right to oppose the war and, frankly, he’s right to say the Palestinian people have got a terrible deal over there and their suffering ought to be recognized. That’s Obama’s position. It’s my position. I don’t think it is a Nazi position.

It should be stated that Palin did not support Buchanon in 1996 and 2000. She is on record for backing Steve Forbes.

               

James Dobson statement on Palin teen pregnancy

September 10, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture

James Dobson

Dr. James C. Dobson of Focus on the Family issued the following statement concerning the pregnancy of VP nominee Sarah Dobson’s pregnant teen daughter:

“In the 32-year history of Focus on the Family, we have offered prayer, counseling and resource assistance to tens of thousands of parents and children in the same situation the Palins are now facing. We have always encouraged the parents to love and support their children and always advised the girls to see their pregnancies through, even though there will of course be challenges along the way. That is what the Palins are doing, and they should be commended once again for not just talking about their pro-life and pro-family values, but living them out even in the midst of trying circumstances.

“Being a Christian does not mean you’re perfect. Nor does it mean your children are perfect. But it does mean there is forgiveness and restoration when we confess our imperfections to the Lord. I’ve been the beneficiary of that forgiveness and restoration in my own life countless times, as I’m sure the Palins have.

“The media are already trying to spin this as evidence Gov. Palin is a ‘hypocrite,’ but all it really means is that she and her family are human. They are in my prayers and those of millions of Americans.”

               

Obama: “Lipstick on a pig…”

September 10, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Politics


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While visiting Lebanon, Virginia Barack Obama said:

“You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig.”

“You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It’s still gonna stink.”

“We’ve had enough of the same old thing.”

Is this a rude reference to Palin who identified herself as a hockey mom with “lipstick joke”? Yikes.

               

Catholics for McCain/Palin

September 9, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Faith


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“Students at my conservative, Catholic college were psyched about Palin. On Friday when she was announced, the buzz around campus was about Palin and it was all positive. My college draws conservative students from across America, so I think it provided a real snapshot of how young conservatives now feel about the ticket. I emphasize now, because there was a big chunk of students I know who were not enthused at all about McCain… Most could stomach voting for him, but ask them to knock on doors, make phone calls? Not a chance. Another portion of those students were going to write in Ron Paul or not vote at all. That all changed with the Palin pick. Students are asking how to get involved, and those that weren’t going to pull the lever for McCain are now.”

Read the whole thing from Billy Valentine.

               

Salon equates Palin with Muslims fundmentalists

September 9, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Politics

I have to admit it. Salon’s Juan Cole has a catchy title for his article: “What’s the difference between Palin and Muslim fundamentalists? Lipstick”

Beyond the title, the article is poorly written at best, maliciously deceptive at worst. Apparently Mr. Cole is ignorant of the fact that Gov. Palin does not support creationism-only in schools and is not engaged in resurrecting the Index of Forbidden Books. And yes, Palin is against abortion. Why does her pro-life stance mean that she should be lumped together with Muslim extremists who fly jets into occupied buildings? Mr. Cole should have learned by now that falsely maligning Palin only undermines the liberal agenda.

The polls are proof.

               

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