Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sarah Palin, Piper Flying High

NOTE: THIS WILL BE THE LAST COLUMN ON THIS BLOG, AND I WANT TO THANKS THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO VISITED. My continuing blogs are the following: and I urge you to visit and bookmark both. My main effort over the next four years will be to assist in the election of Gov. Palin in 2012 as POTUS.

Piper Palin, just like her mom, is flying high . . .

The following blog article on Sarah Palin and the Our Country Deserves Better PAC is from the New York Times. You can visit my regular Palin blog by clicking here.

November 11, 2008, 5:49 pm — Updated: 12:45 pm -->Palin’s Appeal Proves DurableBy Sarah Wheaton

As she seeks to recover politically from her failed election bid on Senator John McCain’s ticket, the big question for Gov. Sarah Palin has been whether her backers would remain enthusiastic over the long run.

As it turns out, over the past few days, about 1,000 people have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Our Country Deserves Better, a political action committee that is planning a pro-Palin advertisement later this month.

“We thought it would be appropriate to have the thank-you ad run around Thanksgiving,” said Joe Wiezbicki, the PAC’s coordinator. The group expects to shoot on Monday and raise “a couple hundred thousand dollars” to buy airtime nationally.

Our Country Deserves Better, based in Sacramento, was founded during the campaign to draw contrasts between Senator Barack Obama and John McCain, holding a cross-country, 40-stop tour and even running a pro-Palin commercial. Ms. Palin’s nomination brought praise from conservatives, and she drew large, enthusiastic crowds.

But now, Mr. Wierzbicki said, there has been “an absence of a pro-Palin cohort.”

“This woman’s reputation is going to be so damaged that she can never be a national political figure,” he added. So the goal of the ad is to “preserve her options.”

Mr. Wierzbicki said he was “surprised” by the response so far, which he called a “testament to her”, given typical post-election fatigue, especially on the losing side.

“I don’t think we would’ve seen the same level of response” if the planned spot were to defend Mr. McCain, he said.

NOTE: You can contribute to the Our Country Deserves Better PAC by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Getting Palin in White House

Hi all, this blog will come to a "natural death" (i.e., this year's election is over) by the end of this week. My main efforts from now on will focus on ensuring that Gov. Sarah Palin is the victorious GOP candidate in the 2012 election. It won't be easy. It will be doable

I urge you to visit my new blog at: It's one of many sites -- already in the hundreds and soon in the thousands -- focused on supporting Gov. Palin's bid to become POTUS. Visit DraftPalin2012 to find out what you can do to help.

I'll also continue posting at my other main site: I appreciate the tremendous support

Monday, November 3, 2008

Remarkable Palin Photos: Todd, Sarah

I hope you'll go to my brand-new blog and see some superb photos of Todd and Sarah Palin. Tomorrow mornin (Tuesday), I'll be writing about Pennsylvania and why I believe McCain-Palin will win the state in a very close race. Above are some samples of the photos you'll see at

Sunday, November 2, 2008

McCain Can Win PA, Election

Sarah Palin: Is this the face of America's next Vice President? (Note: Please visit -- and bookmark -- my new site by clicking on the following:

I expect Barack Obama to win the popular vote by perhaps three million ballots. However, that doesn't mean John McCain has no chance to win the presidency. How could that happen? (Obama apparently will win California by two million votes; he will win NY by almost one million. That will make the rest of the country roughly even. McCain is not competing in CA or NY.)

To emerge with a victory on Nov. 4, McCain needs to win Ohio, FL, PA, NC, and VA. Other than that, we're in great shape. :-)

However, we have a chance of winning those six states. If we lose one, I prefer it to be VA. McCain has a narrow window, but narrow is better than a brick wall. If McCain pulls off a big upset in a state, please God, let it be CO!

Critical point: If you hear a lot Tuesday night about the "Wilder Effect," you are allowed to cheer and have a couple of drinks. That refers to the time when Doug Wilder, of some African-American descent, was ahead in the polls by 9 points for Gov. of VA. In fact, he ended up winning by just under ONE percent. People fib to pollsters for much the same reason they hang up on telemarketers.

I have a hunch Obama will get about 3-4% fewer votes (and McCain about 2-3% more) in battleground states than the polls suggest. If that doesn't happen, the Obaminable One probably wins. :-

When I need sources of optimism, I look back to the Dem. Primaries, where Obama was supposed to win NH big (and he lost rather badly) and come close in PA (where he lost b y almost 10 points). Must have been "the Wilder Effect," right?

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sarah Palin for President, 2012

In about a week, this election-specific blog basically will cease to exist . . . in that there will be no more posts. John McCain will either have won Pennsylvania (and the presidency), or he won't. In addition, my hillarysupportersformccain site will also cease to exist. I will be blogging basically at two sites: and I urge you to visit both sites and bookmark them. I also ask you, if you're a blogger, to join the ReadMyLipstickNetwork, which I've also done. The purpose of that network -- and the purpose of my blogs -- will be to ensure that Gov. Palin occupies the White House as soon as 2012. For that to happen, we're going to need a million-plus activists and organizers, and I certainly hope you're one of them.

I'll have some other activities, which you'll hear about soon. I very much appreciate the tens of thousands of people who've visited this blog. I especially appreciate the millions of Americans who are going to cast their ballots for John McCain and Sarah Palin.

In the meantime, please contact friends, neighbors, and family members to ask them to vote for John and Sarah, two outstanding Americans.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Palin-Hasselbeck Team Campaign Together

Elizabeth Hasselbeck from "The View" joins Sarah Palin on the campaign trail. (Return tomorrow a.m. for important predictions on the election. Please scroll down one column to participate in an important psych0/political test from NYU.)

Study: Psychology of Politics

I received the following request from Benjamin Cross, a psychology professor at NYU. I believe this is an important undertaking, and I'm going to participate.

"I hope you will also.I am writing you on behalf of a research team from the Psychology Department at New York University, in the hopes that you might be able to help us with our timely and important research about the cognitive bases of electoral decision-making. We would be very grateful to you if you could possibly help us recruit politically inclined respondents to our survey by posting to your blog the link to the online survey we are conducting as part of this research. We began data collection in September, after the Vice-Presidential candidates were announced, but we are particularly interested in how people respond to the candidates when Election Day is around the corner."

Here is the link to the survey:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

McCain Will Win Pennsylvania

These two individuals will be the next President and Vice-President of the US.

About the new Gallup Poll showing Obama ahead NATIONALLY among likely voters by 2% and ahead by a somewhat higher percentage among registered voters (in the "expanded" model):

I'll be writing more about Gallup's so-called "expanded" model, which contains some major flaws. The expanded model looks for a very high turnout among the "new" Democratic voters. We heard the same thing in 2004, where there was high Democratic turnout -- which was offset by extremely high Republican turnout.

We also heard in 2004 (from Gallup and others) that 8 out-of-9 Independent voters were breaking for Kerry, WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE.

In 2004, Gallup also said Bush would win PA; he didn't; and that Kerry would win OH, which he didn't.The expanded model over-represents votes in a number of states that Obama is already going to win, including DC (not a state), California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Michigan. It doesn't matter in terms of electoral vote whether he wins those states 51-49 or 90-10.

Also, the "expanded" model doesn't include the Bradley Effect, which means Obama polls better than he does on election day (as happened in the PA Primary). Ironically, Obama's own internal polls (showing PA as close) are probably a better model than Gallup's.

On "likely voters": In past elections, between one-in-four and one-in-five "likely voters" did not vote. Among registered voters, the ratio of non-voters is significantly higher. I believe Barack Obama probably will win a majority of the votes cast in the U.S. However, because he's getting a disproportionate number of those votes in states McCain is NOT contesting, the Republican candidate conceivably could win a majority of the electoral votes.

That's a major reason for Obama's panicked return to Pittsburgh, which is the wrong city for him to visit, since he's already going to win the 'Burgh. McCain and Palin are going to the right places (including Beaver County, Hershey, and State College).

Note: If John Kerry had gotten 150,000 more votes in Ohio, he would have won a majority of electoral votes. Yet countrywide, Bush still would have won by 2.9 million ballots.

If John McCain wins FL, OH, and PA, he will be the next President of the United States. Keep your eye on Zogby, which hit the 2000 race dead-center.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ronald Reagan Said It Best

On this day in 1964, Ronald Reagan spoke to a nationwide television audience on behalf of the Republican presidential nominee. Here are the words of Ronaldus Magnus:

"If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth. And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except to sovereign people, is still the newest and most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man.

"This is the issue of this election. Whether we believe in our capacity for self- government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

"You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down -- up to man's age-old dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order -- or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.

"[Socialism] doesn't require expropriation or confiscation of private property or business to impose socialism on a people. What does it mean whether you hold the deed or the title to your business or property if the government holds the power of life and death over that business or property? Such machinery already exists. The government can find some charge to bring against any concern it chooses to prosecute. Every businessman has his own tale of harassment. Somewhere a perversion has taken place.

"Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.

"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness."

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sarah Palin in Beaver, PA

I'll be writing more about Gov. Sarah Palin's remarkable rally Thursday night in Beaver, PA, a few miles from where I live. I have tremendous admiration for the Governor and her wonderful family. I met a number of superb women yesterday, including Alexandra, who was taping a program for HBO and Melissa Hart, a fine candidate for Congress in western PA.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

African Americans Againt Obama Below

I'll be writing more about African-Americans who oppose the candidacy of Barack Obama. If you click on the Clintons4McCain Blog Talk Radio logo to the right (on the sidebar), you'll hear two of those African-Americans, Tanya Crews and Toussaint. To see the original column, scroll down.

Frankly, smart, patriotic African-Americans will NOT vote for Obama, who styles himself as "Black," but is really a Caucasian-Arab, with only a tiny portion of African ancestry. His life, like his politics, is a model of deception.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Democrat Party: Can't Be Reformed

I sent the following message to a Hillary Supporter who asked if I had "given up" on this year's election:

I have NOT given up on the election at all. I've worked so hard for so many months that I have something approaching Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Hell, I'm still trying to win Pennsylvania, which I believe we just might do. I've predicted (guessed?) that McCain may take the national lead by the end of October. We shall see.

However, I realize that after an election -- win or lose -- a whole lot of people tend to disappear. Then, two years or four years later, everybody starts re-inventing the same wheel that they already "invented" previously. It's impossible to win modern elections that way.

Thanks for your continuing support of McCain-Palin, a ticket of two honorable people.

As you already know, I do not believe the Democratic Party is going to "reformed." Who on earth would reform it? I have scrupulously supported such "reform" efforts for many months now, but at this point I regard them as folly and fantasy.

Democrats -- like the Clintons -- who should be leading the reform movement are running around drooling over Obama. His despicable campaign will be the "model" for all future Democratic Party efforts.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

African-Americans Opposing Obama

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Joe The Plumber Was Right

The number of ignorant people in America is growing much faster than the number of intelligent ones." (Chris H, paraphrase)

The Saturday morning business segment on FOX News has its moments of silliness and posturing. But if you listen carefully, you'll learn more about jobs and the economy in one morning than the average Obama Supporter has learned in a lifetime.

For example, "the top 10% of wage-earners [Joe the Plumber is smiling] pay 80% of federal income taxes." Barack Obama knows this startling fact, but you'll never hear him or and other left-wing Democrats admit it.

The average American, according to various surveys, knows nothing about the huge "patriotic" (?) "contributions" (?) made by high wage earners. Our typical American apparently believes -- falsely, absurdly -- that high wage-earners pay little or nothing in taxes.

People like Obama and Biden make lucrative careers out of fostering such illusions. Alas, when its comes to economic knowledge, the average American is relentlessly . . . average. As such, he or she is the custodian of a vast horde of misinformation.

Another FOX insight: since the stock market crash in 1987, how much has the "tech-heavy" NASDAQ index declined? In fact, since that sharp market decline two decades ago, the NASDAQ has gone UP by 486%. That number takes into account the the recent decline.

If you focus on that time period (1987 until now), it would have been wise to put ALL your money in NASDAQ equities. Your investment then to now would have skyrocketed. Oh, and if you'd been able to put a portion of your Socal Security contributions into the NASDAQ, as Bush and McCain proposed -- and Obama opposed -- you'd be looking at an affluent retirement. Of course, your involuntary "contributions" to the Social Security Trust Fund really didn't grow at all -- since the money went out as fast as it came in.

Again, we turn to FOX: What about Obama's plan to dole out $500 (or more) to all Americans earning less than $250,000 a year? Isn't that just what he calls it, a tax "rebate?" No, it isn't because the $500 would go both to most of the 60% of wage earners who DO pay taxes -- and to all the 40% who don't pay taxes.

In other words, for approximately 100 million Americans who don't pay federal income taxes, the $500 would be a welfare check. It would be especially welcomed by Obama's core demographic: the tens of million of non-income-tax payors who will be voting for the Illinois Senator.

There are just a few paragraphs in this piece. But they contain information that most American voters should know -- but don't.

The smart Americans, those who are economically savvy, will not generally be voting for Obama. The stupid Americans -- those who know as much about economics as they do astrophysics -- will cast their ballots heavily for the Illinois Senator.

Why do left-wing Democrats like Obama continue humoring -- and deceiving -- ignorant people, uninformed voters? They do so because it's good politics. They may end up wrecking the economy, but -- unfortunately -- such demagogues will rarely lack for "work" themselves.

Putting Obama in charge of the economy is like making Rev. Wright president of a theology school.

Sarah Palin's motto is: "Serve the people." Her motto, unlike Obama's, is NOT "delude the people."

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Confrontation with Obama Supporter

I was just out (Thursday night) at the Sunoco in Ambridge. A woman there (young, 20s) asked me about my McCain-Palin hat and if I was voting for them. (If you're sensing, she was not a fount of wisdom, you're right.)

She isn't voting -- if she votes at all -- for McCain-Palin. I asked her why she was voting for Obama -- and if she can name one thing he's accomplished in his time as a state senator and a U.S. Senator. Of course, she couldn't.

I said, "So, you're voting for a guy who has no record -- and has accomplished nothing."

She looked at me and said, "Exactly!"

God save us from terminally ignorant voters. God save us from Obama Supporters that are as devoid as he of any achievements.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What Jouranlists Can You Trust

At some point in early November I'm going to send out details information about the "media you can trust." They may take a point of view, but they admit to it -- as Michelle Malkin would -- and they sincerely try to find out the truth. Judi McLeod at CanadaFreePress is one. The Weekly Standard is another. The Wall Street Journal is by far the best truth-teller among the big dailies.

I used to write for National Review, and I've always found it a very worthwhile publication. Fortune magazine (which I also wrote for a couple of times) is a serious publication about business.

There are also columnists who distinguish themselves regularly, including Jack Kelly of the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, Debra Saunders of the San Francisco Chronicle, and some others. Sean Hannity of FOX is admittedly no Edward R. Murrow, but he's infinitely better than his competitors.

Katie Hastings Omalley of Human Events is one of the best political journalists around. Kyra Phillips is the one very good journalist at CNN. Heidi Collins is also good within the constraints of that network. Amanda Carpenter at Townhall is consistently solid, as is Diana West at Washington Times.

This is not people's "standard fare," but these people and outlets are the ones decent Americans should be reading and viewing. Pass this along if you'd like.

Letter From a Soldier's Wife

Why don't you spend your time during tonight's debate with fellow McCain-Palin Supporters in a chat room? Come to If you'd like a classic "Sarah: Guns and God" tee-shirt, you can get one (or more) by clicking on the image to your right.

I sent my young friend, Rhandi, from Corpus Christi, Texas, copies of the pictures above of U.S. soldiers reenlisting en masse in Baghdad. She replied with a heartfelt letter about her experience as a young army wife. It touched me greatly, and I hope it will also touch you. Young people like Rhandi Elliott truly are the future of our country.


You have me in tears. I don't know how I missed this, but thank you so much for the nice little "shout out." My husband has served nearly 8 long years in the military (including 2 deployments - 1 being a consecutive 2 together, and the later being the whole first year of our marriage). He, too, reenlisted in Baghdad. He will be in for as long as he can - only 12 years until retirement is an option, which at that time he will be 39 years young.

It's amazing when I think about the things I've sacrificed simply to be with him (leaving my comfort zone, families, and friends, attending a new school, and trying to start and continue life in a whole nother state, a whole nother atmosphere), but even more amazing still is the dedication and sacrifices I've seen him and other men and women like him, including friends, make for the better of our whole society.

My best friend from Portland, TX is marrying a marine in December, who is also thinking about reenlisting for the sole purpose of believing in what we're doing and what our country stands for. He planned on going in for four years and getting the heck out, but now that it's come down to it - he is pretty close to staying in for at least 1 more enlistment.

This man has a college degree and is one of the most educated, intelligent young men I know. I wouldn't want men and women of any less of caliber as he and my husband out there fighting for us. Just goes to show that pretty much every stereotype I've ever heard, and may have repeated, about our men and women in uniform is extremely wrong. :)

In the household I live in (and run :wink:), we support McCain. In the household I came from, they support McCain. In the households I've visited in my recent trip to Texas, we support McCain. I hung out with a BIG, BIG group of young adults (ages 20 to 24) and we were amazed by the fact that we could all agree on the same presidential candidate.

Yes, politics did not get ugly between our group, and it seemed to only strengthen our beliefs, knowledge and united front regarding the future president of our country.

I've never seen so many young people get involved and feel this strongly, but going back to Texas made me proud to be where I was from, and even prouder to be apart of the friendships and relationships I have there, and with other fellow political followers.

When that big a group of young adults can get together and continue to have a good time speaking about political elections and candidates without all hell breaking loose and a big confrontation, you've got to know that something good is going on, and something great could be happening.I'm with you 1000% Steve.

As is my husband, best friend and her fiance, who is currently deployed, plus the many, many others that I know - soldiers and civilians alike.
Thank you for sending out this email and including my family and I in it. Eric's been home since June and I'm still in tears when it comes to these types of things.
Thanks for all you do and more,

Sunday, October 12, 2008


One of America's most cynical women . . .

Let's see: during the Democratic Primaries, Obama branded both Clintons as racists -- and added that Mrs. Clinton was a warmonger and a liar. So, both of them are now wildly campaigning for their tormentor -- the man Mrs. Clinton labeled as no more than "a speech he gave in 2002." Yes, Barack Obama is an empty suit, but, well, he's also a Democrat.

I sent the following to one of "Hillary's" staunchest supporters -- a woman who, unlike her political "heroine" -- is now campaigning for McCain-Palin.

I would like to say that I think it's time you and other former Hillary Supporters step up to the plate and label her actions on behalf of Obama for what they are: disgraceful, despicable, and immoral. I realize Hillary's Supporters demand almost nothing from her, and she certainly lives down to their expectations. If this is the real Hillary, she would make a terrible President.

She's a weak person, easily intimidated and totally focused on her absurd "career." It is a career based totally on riding on the coattails of men with no respect for her -- Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. John McCain and Sarah Palin have been completely respectful of her. In return, she's joined Barack Hussein Obama, Chicago politician, heaping garbage on them.

Clearly, she values Party over County, and that's not exactly a quality we want in a person that might occupy the White House.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Okay, Zogby has Obama ahead by two points (as did Diageo, which has been in the tank for Obama), and Hotline has it at one point. I've written recently about what we should do (fight like h--l) "when we take the lead again." I said I thought that would happen sometime around the beginning of the third week of October but perhaps as late as early November. Obama all through the primaries "over-polled" and "under-performed in the voting booth."

In the PA Primary (April 22), Wolf Blitzer and others said the race was "tightening" and we even heard their favorite cliche ("too close to call"). I said that Hillary Clinton would win by 10 percentage points. On April 23, it was at 10 points, although it fell to 9.2% by the end of the day. I do know PA voters (ornery!).

I also predicted Clinton could win OH, TX and IN, in all of which Obama "over-polled." Sen. Clinton won all three.

In 2004, Gallup came under heavy criticism from the far-Left for having "too many Republicans" in its survey template. Like terrified rabbits, Gallup changed its legendary template ("the gold standard"). As a result, it got both the national and the state races wrong.

It said in early November, 2004 that Bush would win PA by two points and Kerry would win Ohio by two points. I told the editor of the Pittsburgh daily that maybe Gallup had gotten the states confused. Kerry won PA by three points, and Bush won Ohio by two points. Gallup also predicted that Kerry could win FL, which he lost by hundreds of thousands of votes.

There has been a lot of talk about "the Bradley Effect," referring to the fact that voters tell pollsters that they will vote for a Black man -- and then don't. It does exist in this campaign, and there are a (very) few people trying to figure out its effect on this year's election. Why do people tell pollsters "fibs?" Because they think (correctly) that's what the pollsters want to hear.

One great caller in Beaver County, PA (Audrey) is so sweet and friendly that when she asks voters if they support John and Sarah, EVERYBODY SAYS YES!

Gallup's "internal numbers" have had McCain ahead as recently as last week (45-39), but it's buying the heavy "new" (Black mostly) vote theory, so it put McCain behind. Say what?? In the PA primary, Obama lost approximately 60 counties out of 67. He won some suburban Philly counties by relatively narrow margins. He won Philly (big), Pittsburgh (city), Harrisburg, and downtown Lancaster. Otherwise, he didn't win squat. His support in PA is very soft.

Beware the polls (especially CNN), my friends. I love those polls of course, but I don't really believe them on a day-to-day basis.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

VoteBitter Debate Chat Tonight

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Monday, October 6, 2008

John McCain Denounces Obama's Lies

October 6, 2008Today in Albuquerque, NM, John McCain took those gloves off. While some had thought he would concentrate on Obama’s questionable associations they got none of that. Instead they got vintage McCain. Someone I have admired for many years and have been looking for. Some highlights before the article.

I set out on my own campaign for president many months ago. I promised at the beginning to be straight with the American people, knowing that even those who don’t agree with me on everything would expect at least that much. I didn’t just show up out of nowhere, after all — America knows me.

This is the agenda I have set before my fellow citizens. And the same standards of clarity and candor must now be applied to my opponent. Even at this late hour in the campaign, there are essential things we don’t know about Senator Obama or the record that he brings to this campaign.

We have all heard what he has said, but it is less clear what he has done or what he will do. What Senator Obama says today and what he has done in the past are often two different things. He has often changed his positions in this campaign, and the best way to determine where he would really take this country is to examine where he has tried to take it in the past.

Remarks By John McCain In Albuquerque, NM October 6, 2008

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today delivered the following remarks as prepared for delivery at the McCain-Palin 2008 rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico:

In less than a month, the American people will make a choice on where they want this country to go, and who they trust to lead us in a time of war and economic crisis. The time for debating and electioneering is drawing to a close. Soon it will be the time for choosing.

Today we have seen a reminder of the importance of that choice. The action Congress took last week to address our financial crisis was a tourniquet, but not a permanent solution. Today we are seeing the stock market fall, and the credit crisis spread to other parts of the world. Our economy is still hurting -- working families are worried about the price of groceries, the price of gas, keeping their jobs and paying their mortgage -- further action is needed. We need to restore confidence in our economy and in our government.

Washington is still on the wrong track and we still need change. The status quo is not on the ballot. We are going to see change in Washington. The question is: in what direction will we go? Will our country be a better place under the leadership of the next president -- a more secure, prosperous, and just society? Will you be better off, in the jobs you hold now and in the opportunities you hope for?

Will your sons and daughters grow up in the kind of country you wish for them, rising in the world and finding in their own lives the best of America? And which candidate's experience -- in government and in life -- makes him a more reliable leader for our country and commander in chief for our troops? Who is ready to lead? In a time of trouble and danger for our country, who will put our country first?

I set out on my own campaign for president many months ago. I promised at the beginning to be straight with the American people, knowing that even those who don't agree with me on everything would expect at least that much. I didn't just show up out of nowhere, after all -- America knows me. You know my strengths and my faults. You know my story and my convictions.

And though familiarity in politics can be both helpful to a candidate, or not so helpful, it does at least fill out the picture and answer the essential questions. You need to know who you're putting in the White House -- where the candidate came from and what he or she believes. And you need to know now, before it is time to choose.

In 21 months, during hundreds of speeches, town halls and debates, I have kept my promise to level with you about my plans to reform Washington and get this country moving again. As a senator, I've seen the corrupt ways of Washington in wasteful spending and other abuses of power, and as president I'm going to end them -- whatever it takes. I will propose and sign into law reforms to bring tax relief to the middle class and help to businesses so they can create jobs.

I will get the rising cost of food and gas under control. I will help families keep their home, and help students struggling to pay for college. I will make health care more accessible and affordable. I will impose a spending freeze on all but the most vital functions of government. I will review every agency of the federal government, improve those that need to be improved and eliminate those that aren't working for the American people. I will confront th e ten trillion-dollar debt that the federal government has run up, and balance the federal budget by the end of my term in office.

This is the agenda I have set before my fellow citizens. And the same standards of clarity and candor must now be applied to my opponent. Even at this late hour in the campaign, there are essential things we don't know about Senator Obama or the record that he brings to this campaign.

We have all heard what he has said, but it is less clear what he has done or what he will do. What Senator Obama says today and what he has done in the past are often two different things. He has often changed his positions in this campaign, and the best way to determine where he would really take this country is to examine where he has tried to take it in the past.

My opponent has invited serious questioning by announcing a few weeks ago that he would quote -- "take off the gloves." Since then, whenever I have questioned his policies or his record, he has called me a liar.

Rather than answer his critics, Senator Obama will try to distract you from noticing that he never answers the serious and legitimate questions he has been asked. But let me reply in the plainest terms I know. I don't need lessons about telling the truth to American people. And were I ever to need any improvement in that regard, I probably wouldn't seek advice from a Chicago politician.

My opponent's touchiness every time he is questioned about his record should make us only more concerned. For a guy who's already authored two memoirs, he's not exactly an open book.

It's as if somehow the usual rules don't apply, and where other candidates have to explain themselves and their records, Senator Obama seems to think he is above all that. Whatever the question, whatever the issue, there's always a back story with Senator Obama. All people want to know is: What has this man ever actually accomplished in government? What does he plan for America? In short: Who is the real Barack Obama? But ask such questions and all you get in response is another barrage of angry insults.

Our current economic crisis is a good case in point. What was his actual record in the years before the great economic crisis of our lifetimes?

This crisis started in our housing market in the form of subprime loans that were pushed on people who could not afford them. Bad mortgages were being backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and it was only a matter of time before a contagion of unsustainable debt began to spread. This corruption was encouraged by Democrats in Congress, and abetted by Senator Obama.

Senator Obama has accused me of opposing regulation to avert this crisis. I guess he believes if a lie is big enough and repeated often enough it will be believed. But the truth is I was the one who called at the time for tighter restrictions on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that could have helped prevent this crisis from happening in the first place.

Senator Obama was silent on the regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and his Democratic allies in Congress opposed every effort to rein them in. As recently as September of last year he said that subprime loans had been, quote, "a good idea." Well, Senator Obama, that "good idea" has now plunged this country into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

To hear him talk now, you'd think he'd always opposed the dangerous practices at these institutions. But there is absolutely nothing in his record to suggest he did. He was surely familiar with the people who were creating this problem. The executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have advised him, and he has taken their money for his campaign.

He has received more money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac than any other senator in history, with the exception of the chairman of the committee overseeing them. Did he ever talk to the executives at Fannie and Freddie about these reckless loans? Did he ever discuss with them the stronger oversight I proposed?

If Senator Obama is such a champion of financial regulation, why didn't he support these regulations that could have prevented this crisis in the first place? He won't tell you, but you deserve an answer.

Even after he refused to lift a finger to prevent this crisis, when the crisis hit, he was missing in action. He didn't start making calls to round up votes until after the rescue bill failed in the House and the markets crashed. We continue to see the price of delay today as the markets continue to fall.

Today the DOW has fallen below 10,000. And yet, members of his own party said they felt no pressure to vote for the bill. Why didn't Senator Obama work to pass this bill from the start? Why did he let it fail and drag out this crisis for a full week before doing a thing to help pass it?

Again on taxes, we see a difference between what Senator Obama says today, what he said yesterday and what he has actually done. Over the course of this campaign, he has had many different plans to raise your taxes. During the Democratic primary, he promised to double taxes on every American with a dividend or an investment. He promised to raise payroll taxes. He promised higher taxes on electricity.

Now, Senator Obama claims he will give 95 percent of Americans tax relief. He actually promised the same thing when he was running for Senate in Illinois, but once elected he never introduced legislation to do so. Instead, he voted for the Democratic budget resolution that promised to raise taxes on people making just 42,000 dollars a year.

At the time, he even said his vote was intended to get "our nation's priorities back on track." If he's such a defender of the middle class, why did he vote to raise their taxes? Whatever
happened to the tax relief he promised them when he was a candidate for the Senate? And why should middle class Americans trust him to keep promises he has already broken?

Senator Obama and I both have differences with how President Bush has handled the economy. But he thinks taxes are too low, and I think spending is too high. The government's out of control spending has resulted in a weaker dollar, raising the cost of groceries and gasoline, and killing jobs.

I will veto pork barrel legislation and cut wasteful government spending. Senator Obama has a different plan. According to third party estimates, he will increase government spending by over 860 billion dollars. He has denied it, but he has refused to tell you how much he does plan to spend. What is the total of his increased spending? Americans deserve to know just how much more of their money Senator Obama intends to spend, and how much more debt he plans to burden them with.

Senator Obama has also criticized earmark spending, those wasteful pork barrel projects stuck in spending bills behind closed doors. And yet, despite his talk on the campaign trail, his actual record is full of requests for earmark projects. In his three short years in the Senate, he has requested nearly a billion dollars in pork projects for his state -- a million dollars for every day he's been in office.

Far from fighting earmarks in Congress, Senator Obama has been an eager participant in this corrupt system. In one instance, he sought more than 3 million dollars for a new projector at a planetarium in his hometown. Coincidentally, the chairman of that planetarium pledged to raise more than $200,000 for Senator Obama's campaign. We don't know if they ever discussed the money for the planetarium, and no one has asked Senator Obama. But even the appearance of this kind of insider-dealing disgusts Americans. I'm going to put a stop to that, my friends, if I'm President.

I have made every single donor to my campaign publicly available, while Senator Obama has taken in over 200 million dollars from undisclosed sources. We have already seen the potential for fraud because of his refusal to disclose his donors. His campaign had to return $33,000 in illegal foreign funds from Palestinian donors, and this weekend, we found out about another $28,000 in illegal donations. Why has Senator Obama refused to disclose the people who are funding his campaign? Again, the American people deserve answers.

On health care, Senator Obama has been misleading you about my plan to give you more money for health care, and he has been equally misleading about his own plans. He has said his goal is a single payer system where government is in charge of health care and bureaucrats stand between you and your doctor. Under the plan he has proposed, he will fine families that don't have the kind of health insurance that Senator Obama tells them to purchase. He will fine employers who do not offer the health insurance that he thinks they should offer.

What he doesn't say, and what nobody has asked, is how big his fines will be. What he doesn't want you to know is that with a small fine, his plan will encourage companies to just pay the fine, drop existing health care coverage for their employees and leave them with only one real option: government run health care.

Who is the real Senator Obama? Is he the candidate who promises to cut middle class taxes, or the politician who voted to raise middle class taxes? Is he the candidate who talks about regulation or the politician who took money from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and turned a blind eye as they ran our economy into a ditch?

Is he the candidate who promises change, or is he the politician who has bought into everything that is wrong with Washington? We can't change the system with someone who's never fought the system.

Washington is on the wrong track and I'm going to set it right. The American people know my record. They know I am going to change Washington, because I've done it before. They know I'm going to reform our broken institutions in Washington and on Wall Street because I've done it before. They know I'm going to deliver relief to the middle class, because that's what I've done.

You don't have to hope that things will change when you vote for me. You know things will change, because I have been fighting for change in Washington my whole career. I've been fighting for you my whole life. That's what I'm going to do as President of the United States. Fight for you and put the government back on the side of the people.

Thank you

Sunday, October 5, 2008

PA Sportsmen for McCain-Palin

PA Sportsmen for McCain-Palin -

Attached are some talking points [will print later] about the 2nd Amendment and sportsmen issues for you to distrbute amongst your contacts - gun clubs, gun shops, sportsmen assocations, friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues. Barack Obama will lie and say anything to get elected. What Barack Obama dismisses as a (deer) "shooter," we in Pennsylvania call a "sportsman" or a "hunter."

Senator Obama has demonstrated once again that he doesn't understand Pennsylvanians - and after suggesting that many of us here "cling" to our religion and guns, he also doesn't seem interested in learning. Although the sportsmen community knows Barack Obama is no friend, his comments reinforce the critical need for hunters, anglers and 2nd Amendment supporters to defend our traditions and mobilize behind our allies John McCain and Sarah Palin.

We need to work together and get the message out there because the media is defintely not going to do it for us. I have also copied a recently circulated memo from our National HQ about health care as Barack Obama continues to spread decetful information about the McCain plan.

Please let me know if you interested in coming in to a Victory Office to help get the message out. We need you!


Trenholm717 306 8229

Friday, October 3, 2008

Joe Biden's 14 Debate LIES

Biden: "Liar, liar, pants on fire."

1. TAX VOTE: Biden said McCain voted “the exact same way” as Obama to increase taxes on Americans earning just $42,000, but McCain DID NOT VOTE THAT WAY.

2. AHMEDINIJAD MEETING: Joe Biden lied when he said that Barack Obama never said that he would sit down unconditionally with Mahmoud Ahmedinijad of Iran. Barack Obama did say specifically, and Joe Biden attacked him for it.

3. OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING: Biden said, “Drill we must.” But Biden has opposed offshore drilling and even compared offshore drilling to “raping” the Outer Continental Shelf.”

4. TROOP FUNDING: Joe Biden lied when he indicated that John McCain and Barack Obama voted the same way against funding the troops in the field. John McCain opposed a bill that included a timeline, that the President of the United States had already said he would veto regardless of it’s passage.

5. OPPOSING CLEAN COAL: Biden says he’s always been for clean coal, but he just told a voter that he is against clean coal and any new coal plants in America and has a record of voting against clean coal and coal in the U.S. Senate.

6. ALERNATIVE ENERGY VOTES: According to, Biden is exaggerating and overstating John McCain’s record voting for alternative energy when he says he voted against it 23 times.

7. HEALTH INSURANCE: Biden falsely said McCain will raise taxes on people's health insurance coverage -- they get a tax credit to offset any tax hike. Independent fact checkers have confirmed this attack is false

8. OIL TAXES: Biden falsely said Palin supported a windfall profits tax in Alaska -- she reformed the state tax and revenue system, it's not a windfall profits tax.

9. AFGHANISTAN / GEN. MCKIERNAN COMMENTS: Biden said that top military commander in Iraq said the principles of the surge could not be applied to Afghanistan, but the commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force Gen. David D. McKiernan said that there were principles of the surge strategy, including working with tribes, that could be applied in Afghanistan.

10. REGULATION: Biden falsely said McCain weakened regulation -- he actually called for more regulation on Fannie and Freddie.

11. IRAQ: When Joe Biden lied when he said that John McCain was “dead wrong on Iraq”, because Joe Biden shared the same vote to authorize the war and differed on the surge strategy where John McCain has been proven right.

12. TAX INCREASES: Biden said Americans earning less than $250,000 wouldn’t see higher taxes, but the Obama-Biden tax plan would raise taxes on individuals making $200,000 or more.

13. BAILOUT: Biden said the economic rescue legislation matches the four principles that Obama laid out, but in reality it doesn’t meet two of the four principles that Obama outlined on Sept. 19, which were that it include an emergency economic stimulus package, and that it be part of “part of a globally coordinated effort with our partners in the G-20.”

14. REAGAN TAX RATES: Biden is wrong in saying that under Obama, Americans won't pay any more in taxes then they did under Reagan.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

McCain-Palin PA Victory Offices Join us at the debate "watch party" by clicking on the link above. My prediction? "Sarah will mop the floor with him."

"We've tried the military surge option before and it failed. If we try it again, it will fail again." (Joe Biden, December, 2006) As the banking industry's "main man in Washington," Biden has a heap of 'splaining to do.

McCain 08 Victory Offices in PA

Pennsylvania HeadquartersMcCain 08 Office112 State StreetHarrisburg, PA 17101John Case

Pennsylvania Office Locations

Southwest Victory HQAllegheny County100 Fleet Street Pittsburgh, PA 15220Contact: Chris MetzPhone: (717) 644-8128Email:

Blair County GOP/Victory HQ413 Logan Blvd.Altoona, PA 16602Office Phone: (814) 944-4504Contact: Phil CopleyPhone: (717) 306-8913Email:

Bucks County Victory HQ1410 West Street RoadWarminster, PA 18974Contact: Steven KratzPhone: (267) 282-5235Email:

Butler County Victory HQ133 S. Main St.Butler, PA 16001Contact: Kial VidicPhone: (717) 644-8831Email:

Cambria GOP/Victory HQ636 Main St.Johnstown, PA 15901Contact: Phil CopleyPhone: (717) 306-8913Email:

Chester Co. Victory Headquarters Devon Square Two, 744 West Lancaster Ave, First Floor, Suite 105 Wayne, PA 19087Contact: John KalingerPhone: (717) 222-9259Email:

CHESTER COUNTY GOP15 South Church StreetWest Chester, PA,

Crawford County McCain Headquarters312 Chestnut StreetMeadville, PA814-724-4922Terry Stover Point of

McCain/Victory State HQDauphin County112 State StreetHarrisburg, PA 17102Contact: John CasePhone: (717) 418-2248Email:

Delaware Victory HQ5035 Township Line Road Drexel Hill, PA 19026Contact: Mitch VidovichPhone: (717) 306-8840Email:

Erie/Northwest Victory HQ 163 W. 14th St. Erie, PA 16501 Contact: Jon HopcraftPhone: (717) 306-8541Email:

Huntingdon County Victory Center621 Washington St.Huntingdon, PA 16652Contact: Phillip CopleyPhone: (717) 306-8913Email:

GOP/South Central Victory HQLancaster 902 Columbia Avenue Lancaster, PA 17603Contact: Bryan TroopPhone: (717) 606-4047Email:

Lehigh Valley Victory2285 Schoenersville Road, Space 27Bethlehem, PA 18017Contact: Matt BalazikPhone: (717) 644-8778Email:
Secondary: Skip SalvesenPhone: (717) 306-8951Email:

Northeast Victory HQ 23 Dallas Shopping Center Dallas, PA 18612Primary Contact: Brandon DanzPhone: (717) 418-9682Email:
Secondary Contact: Valerie CarasPhone: (717) 306-8848Email:

McCain/Southeast Victory HQMontgomery County 475 Norristown Road Blue Bell, PA 19422Contact: Adam GattusoPhone: (717) 306-8997Email:

Philadelphia GOP/Victory HQ3605 Cottman AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19149Contact: Adam GattusoPhone: (717) 306-8997 Email:

1008 Arch StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107Contact: James

1618 E. Passyunk AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19145Contact: James

Westmoreland GOP/Victory HQ 23 North Maple St. Greensburg, PA 15601Contact: John KearneyPhone: (717) 982-8314Email:

York Victory HQ 2210 East Market Street York, PA 17402Contact: John CasePhone: (717) 418-2248Email:

I'm very much interested in getting people to come to Beaver County, PA (and parts of Allegheny County) to help campaign for John and Sarah, as well as Melissa Hart, who's running for Congress against Obama supporter Jason Altmire. I hope all our 4th CD candidates will be at the 10 a.m. orientation this Saturday in Beaver Falls.

Also, I hope as many people as possible at least put in an appearance at the October 7 meeting at 7 p.m. in Beaver Falls High cafeteria. It's a meeting for volunteers, and I have no idea if they'll be 10 people there or 100, but I'm doing everything I can to make it nearer 100 than 10. We are getting very good response to Melissa's candidacy in the Beaver office -- maybe to be expected, but I'd say one-out-of-five (more?) of the people coming in are Democrats. I'm asking everyone I see to commit to Melissa, and 9-out-of-10 are doing just that.

I'm tying her campaign to that of John and Sarah.

I'm going to ask the people at Geneva College, students, faculty, and others to do a lot -- if they want good candidates, pro-life candidates, to win. Keep your chins up everyone; I expect Sarah to do a great job tonight.

In our "surveys" in Beaver County, we're finding that many voters remain uncertain -- and undecided -- about whom to vote for. This is a wonderful opportunity for us.I am trying my darndest to get volunteers from out-of-state to campaign for people, like Melissa, Toni, Craig, Marina, Lou, Tom, and Bill, who are supportive of McCain-Palin.

I hope everyone will open his or her hearts -- and, if possible, their homes -- to the out-of-staters. Forty-five former Hillary Supporters (mostly) are taking a bus to the Philly suburbs (and Northeast Philly, I believe) to go door-to-door for John and Sarah. I hope our great candidates in the Philly area will greet them and work with them.

I'm passing this along to Andrea from NY who is one of the organizers.God bless all.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Vote Bitter, Obama Wears Lipstick

Scroll down to read how to Support Sarah Palin -- she looks better in lipstick than Barack -- and "Vote Bitter."

By being creative and relentless, we will make sure the next vice-president of the US is Gov. Sarah Palin. I will be writing here about Sarah, a truly remarkable woman, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. The vicious campaign waged against her is really a campaign against the American people, the "normal Americans" who make this country work.

In order to get a "National Vote Bitter Day" Sarah tee-shirt, please click on the banner at the top of the sidebar to your right. If you have any trouble (and you won't), you can get in to see and purchase the material by clicking on the following: To make a purchase, you'll have to put in the promo code, which is my first name: steve.

One way you can generate the funds you need to help John and Sarah -- and to help the people who are campaigning full-time for them -- is to wear you "Vote Bitter" colors. Another way is to purchase 10 or 20 (or 50) tee-shirts and sell them at a small premium. Then, sink the money into campaign efforts. The product is inexpensively priced.

Without money, McCain-Palin can't win. If you're "tapped out," as many contributors (including this one) are, come up with creative ways to raise money, even including bake sales -- or even "passing the hate." Then, go to and make a contribution as generous as you means allow.

Thanks to all of you who are choosing to "Vote Bitter." Wear your shirt on November 4. Heck, wear it every day! Show your support for a "normal American," Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. "Barack? In your face, my man." As the saying goes, "We ain't bitter -- just better." Obviously, the Vote Bitter project is aimed at key states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia.

On Tuesday, September 30, a national effort was launched by many bloggers to get voters to "Vote Bitter." The goal is to get hundreds of thousands of voters in Battleground States and elsewhere to wear their "Vote Bitter" tee-shirts on election day, November 4.

The project will entail a massive show of solidarity with Senator John McCain and, especially, Gov. Sarah Palin.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


In order to get a "National Vote Bitter Day" Sarah tee-shirt, please click on the banner at the top of the sidebar to your right. If you have any trouble (and you won't), you can get in to see and purchase the material by clicking on the following: In order to make a purchase here, you'll have to put in the promo code, which is my first name: steve. Thanks for choosing to "Vote Bitter." Wear your shirt on November 4. Heck, wear it every day! Show your support for a "normal American," Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. "Barack? In your face, my man." As the saying goes, "We ain't bitter -- just better."
On Monday, September 29, a national effort will be launched by many bloggers to get voters to "Vote Bitter." The goal is to get hundreds of thousands of voters in Battleground States and elsewhere to wear their "Vote Bitter" tee-shirts on election day, November 4. The project will entail a massive show of solidarity with Senator John McCain and, especially, Gov. Sarah Palin.
It will involve the sale of tee-shirts and other products. Many of the people involved, including yours truly, have been spending every spare moment of time -- and sinking every available dollar -- into the effort to elect John McCain and Sarah Palin.
In my case and that of several others, that's where every dollar accumulated from this effort will go between now and Election Day. In case you haven't heard, Sarah Palin and John McCain need M-O-N-E-Y to win this election. You can contribute at:
Tomorrow, I'll have up the URL links to all the bloggers who are participating. Some of them are among the most-visited sites on the blogosphere. In the meantime, please view the video and the audio. Between now and the launch at 11 a.m. Monday, visit what will be one of the most dynamic sites around: You'll be able to hear the radio ad that will promote the "Vote Bitter" undertaking.

On November 4, please "Vote Bitter." With your support, we will win this election.

Steve Maloney ("Never really bitter -- except at Obama")
Ambridge, PA (The Heart and Soul of Small Town America)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Matt Hogue and Pennsylvania Corruption

Matt Hogue, a member of the Allegheny County Democratic "Executive" Committee wrote asking why I don't print his comments. I hadn't even known he'd made any comments, but I took the opportunity to tell him what I thought of him and his fellow western PA Democrats.

Matt, my blog is . . . my blog. If you send comments to me via e-mail, I will read and consider them for inclusion in the blogs. Truth be told, I have been too busy to even read comments, let alone "approve" them. Also, most of the comments I received from liberals were robotic talking points and did not advance any form of debate.

Frankly, my long-term purpose in political life is to put people like you and your fellow Democrats out of business. Any approach that helps in that process is one I will follow.

However, if you or any Democrat in this area ever wants to debate any issues in public, I will show up, even if the audience consists mainly of Obama-bots. I have been on KDKA-TV and other venues with liberal Democrats, and I relish the experience. I'm on the Clintons4McCain Blog Talk Radio program each Saturday (including today) and people often call in Some of them are Obama-bots.

From time to time, I have supported Democrats in state races. I supported Sean Ramalley prior to his criminal indictment. I did not support former Democratic House power Mike Veon, because I perceived, rightly, that he was criminal much loved by Democrats who lacked a fundamental sense of right and wrong.

Many Democrats, including Sean unfortunately, knew what was going on, but because they valued Party over state and country, they did nothing. You should be discussing such issues, but I fear you are not.

I fear most Democrats have too much in common with crooks like Frank Gigliotti, Pete DeFazio (and his underlings), Gigi Sullivan, Tawanda Carlyle, Cyril Wecht, Ben Woods, Jason Altmire, Cyril Wecht, Bill DeWeese, Mrs. Lavalle, and numerous others whose attitudes resemble Frank's "F---k the public." Thus, their comments (on my blog or elsewhere) reflect a basic dishonesty and disingenuousness.

I'd be happy to hear that you don't fit into that category. I don't know you well enough to make a judgment. However, I feel the Allegheny County Democratic Committee and those it supports are GENERALLY involved in criminal endeavors designed to fleece the public. I believe you and your Committee have done great damage to this region.

I will be writing soon on Ed Rendell's use of $750,000 million in "walking around money" in 2006. You know, and I know, this is basically vote-buying in African-American areas. If you have comments on that subject, e-mail them to me and I will put them up on the Pennsylvania for McCain blog.

steve maloney
ambridge, pa

Friday, September 26, 2008

Palin on Pledge of Allegiance

Sarah Palin, Amrican icon, plays many roles in her life . . .

The rapid rise of Gov. Palin of Alaska has generated a number of sites focused mainly on "Sarah," who in the space of four weeks has become an American icon. One of the best of these sites is: The following article appeared on that site:

"from my cold, dead lips"...
By Jim Popkin,
NBC News Senior Investigative Producer
When federal judges in San Francisco ruled in 2002 that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was unconstitutional because it included the phrase "under God," Sarah Palin was not amused. Palin, who at the time was Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, quickly drafted a terse letter to the editor of a San Francisco newspaper.

“Dear Editor,” Palin wrote in 2002. “San Francisco judges forbidding our Pledge of Allegiance? They will take the phrase ‘under God’ away from me when my cold, dead lips can no longer utter those words,” Palin wrote. “God Bless America,” she concluded.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Democrats Moving Toward McCain-Palin

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." -Michael JordanAll,This email is to advise you that earlier today we posted – at – various FLIERS and ARTWORK for supporters of Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin – especially supporters that are Democrats – to be able to download and distribute to friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.

These flyers feature “WHY” was launched; what John McCain’s principles mean for the middle class; McCain position papers, and; many more pieces that have been featured on our site the past few months. The artwork can be downloaded from the site as well, and can be used by you to “pin” to your own ideas, fliers, and position papers.

If you have not had the time or inclination to visit recently, please do so soon!. We all should be so proud of Senator McCain going to Washington and becoming immersed in the current financial crisis. His character, authenticity and leadership are being put on the stage for all Americans to see again. Best Wishes,- Frank.

Frank Pinizzotto
Director of Development
105 North White Horse Pike
P.O. Box 47
Hammonton, NJ 08037
609.567.0800 NJ Office
610.873.2411 PA Office
610.909.2914 Mobile

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

America's Economy is Basically Fine

Thanks to Mike Devine ("Gamecock" on Red State for acquainting me with the material below.)

Recently, John McCain said America's economic "fundamentals are good." Of course, Barack Obama and his horde of know-nothings immediately rushed out with a commercial indicating that McCain must be clueless because he was not presenting the kind of hysterical message we were hearing on CNN and MSNBC. As the article by Max Boot (an excerpt below) shows, what McCain said was factually (key word) correct.

Of course, in the world of BHO and David Axelrod, little matters like truth count for nothing -- and demagoguery counts for everything.

Here's the link to Boot's profoundly important essay that appeared in the LA Times.,0,96527.story

The following is an excerpt from the article:

"What the pessimists ignore is that the fundamentals of the U.S. economy remain strong. Indeed, the World Economic Forum has ranked the United States as the world's most competitive economy for the last two years. (The new survey comes out next month.) Its statistics show that per-capita gross domestic product in the U.S. consistently has grown faster than in other developed economies since 1980.

Looking deeper at the causes of American competitiveness shows that we score especially strongly not only in domestic market size (No. 1 in the world) but also in such areas as time required to start a business (No. 3), venture capital availability (No. 1), the cost of firing an employee (No. 1), ownership of personal computers (No. 2), university/industry research collaboration (No. 1) and quality of scientific research institutions (No. 2).

"The availability of venture capital might be affected temporarily by the market turmoil, and we should worry if Democrats gain control of both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue in November because they might exacerbate what the survey found to be the two most "problematic" issues for doing business in the U.S. -- high tax rates and cumbersome tax regulations.

"But whatever happens in the next few months, most of the other advantages that have been powering the U.S. economy forward for decades will remain unchanged.

So too will another vital statistic: population growth. According to federal statistics, the fertility rate in the U.S., where each woman has on average 2.1 children, is now the highest among major industrialized economies. We are above replacement level while Europe, Japan and other industrialized economies have long been beneath it.

That means that, even as our major competitors have to cope with graying populations, declining productivity and increasing pension costs, our population will remain relatively youthful and vibrant, notwithstanding the retirement of the baby boomers. This advantage is enhanced by our ability to attract and integrate hardworking immigrants from around the world."

Barack Obama, meet Max Boot.

Max Boot is a contributing editor to Opinion and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sarah Wows FL, Obama Dropping

Sarah Palin and Piper Palin, up close and personal . . . She's on campaign trail with Mommie

Sarah Palin and daughter Piper, age 7, in front of a Jacksonville, FL crowd estimated at 60,000.

Bulletin: Obama Abandons Campaign in North Dakota!
Earlier Abandoned Alaska (guess why), Montana, and Georgia!
We have outstanding news to pass along from our NoBama Mission Blogger friends at the Wake Up America BLOG: Barack Obama's campaign is abandoning their efforts in the state of North Dakota, since it is clear the state will now go for the McCain/Palin ticket. Just one month ago polls had showed the race in North Dakota a dead heat. Now, McCain/Palin enjoy a double digit lead.

The collapse of the Obama campaign in North Dakota mirrors a similar trend in Montana. Obama's campaign has also abandoned their efforts in Georgia and Alaska. In the primaries, Obama won those three states.

Steve adds: look for the next state Obama abandons to be a big one, North Carolina, where he won the Democratic Primary against Hillary Clinton but is now far behind. He can't afford to give up on Ohio, but it looking more and more like a state he can't win. Recent polls have shown his once-big leads in New York and New Jersey to be dropping like rocks.
I'll soon have a list -- a long one -- of states that now look unwinnable by Obama, including nearly every state in the American South. Trends are good for McCain/Palin in Colorado, Virginia and Florida, although the battle in those states will go on for some time, as Obama pours huge quantities of money into them.
Look for voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and -- perhaps -- New Jersey to see a lot of Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sandra: Phoning for McCain-Palin

If Pennsylvania is a battleground state -- and it is -- then Beaver County, where I live is Ground Zero. The Democrats have a registration edge in Beaver County, but we intend to win it big for SEn. McCain and Gov. Palin.
"We cling to our God . . . and our Children" -- Sarah, Todd, and Trig Palin
Note: It's absolutely critical that all of us reach out to as many people as possible to indicate our support for John McCain and Sarah Palin. Here's how you can do so: Make Phone Calls from Home. . . Reaching out to undecided voters in your state. That's vital to spreading the word that John McCain and Governor Palin are the right choice for voters all across America. That's why we're asking you to take a few minutes or even a free evening to make calls for John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin. You can call your local McCain or GOP office and volunteer, or you can phone from home in your spare time. Visit to get started today.
When I've asked people in Beaver County, PA, where I live (yep, we're those God-loving, gun-toting folks that Barack despises), over the phone to volunteer their time for the campaign, they almost never do. When I ask them, face-to-face, how often do they volunteer? So far, always.

At the Beaver, PA GOP headquarters yesterday -- and "Beaver" differs from "Beaver Falls," where Joe Namath grew up, three women volunteered -- Dee Byers, Darlene Cutlip, and Sandra Boyde. Actually, Dee's husband volunteered her, which as a long-time husband myself, I told him could be risky business. Did I sign her up? Of course. "In love, war, and politics, all is fair."
The volunteer I'd like to highlight is Sandra Boyde, who lives near the Ohio line. She mentioned she had converted various relatives, including in-laws, into rabid supporters of McCain-Palin, and she was prepared to do the same with friends and neighbors. She's pretty, smart, and funny.
Then, I heard her talking to the volunteer coordinator ("Kyle," a gal Kyle, not a guy Kyle). She mentioned that she might have trouble doing a lot of door-to-door work because she was undergoing chemotherapy.
She told me she had experienced a recurrence of her cancer, which had first surfaced six-and-a-half years before.Sandra is volunteering to make phone calls to voters, probably a whole lot of calls. She has children who do football and all the other things we wish WE were doing. She's not too tired to reach out to voters, to be an essential part of the ground game. Of great interest to me, she's a great deal like Sarah Palin, a person of real courage -- fearless and even at peace with the hand she's been dealt.
Most people who make calls, offer yard signs, and bang on their neighbor's doors probably don't do so because they're so much fun They do these things because the "other guy" (Obama) is doing it. If we don't do it better than he, we probably will lose.
If a person like Sandra accepted losses easily, she wouldn't have been in the Beaver, PA, GOP office offering to help. She's NOT sitting around bemoaning her fate. Instead, in a small way, she's making history.How critical is Beaver County?
If PA is a battleground state -- and it is -- then are Ground Zero. There's a Democratic voter registration edge, but there are early signs that we could win big here. Our surveys -- and we're not Gallup -- show McCain could win by two-to-one.
The "Sarah Palin Effect" (remember God? remember guns?) is off-the-chart. When Gov. Sarah appears here, as she will, the multitudes will gather.
The Ground Game is more than get-out-the-vote. It's also wake up the voter, and remind him or her that he or she has a big decision to make.Please join Sandra, Dee, Darlene, and yours truly as volunteers.
You may have to be persistent to get the attention of campaign people to guide you in the right direction. You presumably will have to endure the "Great Yard Sign Shortage of 2008."Sadly, political campaigns are nick-of-time, hit-and-miss events. They are not well-oiled machines. They are, "Oops, didn't anybody ever put oil in this thing?"
So, volunteer on Call up your local McCain office. If you don't have a local McCain office, create one. If you wait for orders from on high, you may end up waiting unto eternity.A good step is to call up the local Republican office. If you're a Democrat or Independent, call anyway. Trust me, you will find that Republicans are among the most harmless of God's creature.
Why VOLUNTEERS have to be persistent in volunteering is one of the riddles of the universe. But tough times demand tough people, much like Sandra, whom I met today and who, with her family, will now be friends for life. I don't know exactly what her "stands" are on the "issues." I don't exactly care either.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Apparently, about 90% of American Blacks are ready to vote for Barack Obama, a politician who would do nothing to lead them out of poverty, miseducation, and hopelessness. For most punds and observers, that's an article of faith: that Blacks will waste their votes once again on a bogus-racial Messiah, Obama. Read on . . .

"During decades of researching racial and ethnic groups in countries around the world-- with special attention to those who began in poverty and then rose to prosperity-- I have yet to find one so preoccupied with tribalistic identity as to want to maintain solidarity with all members of their group, regardless of what they do or how they do it.

"Any group that rises has to have norms, and that means repudiating those who violate those norms, if you are serious. Blind tribalism means letting the lowest common denominator determine the norms and the fate of the whole group.

"There was a time when most blacks, like most of the Irish or the Jews, understood this common sense. But that was before the romanticizing of identity took over, beginning in the 1960s.

"Back in 19th century America, the Catholic Church took on the task of changing the behavior of the poverty-stricken Irish immigrants, in order to prepare them to rise in American society. As this transformation succeeded, employers' signs that said "No Irish Need Apply" began to disappear in the 20th century.

"The Jewish community likewise made many efforts to change the behavior of immigrants from Eastern Europe, to enable them to better fit into American society-- and to rise in that society.

"The Urban League and other black uplift groups made similar efforts to prepare their fellow blacks to rise in American society. In fact, those efforts began to pay off in dramatic reductions in poverty among blacks, even before the civil rights laws of the 1960s.

"The unanswered question is why an approach with a proven track record, not only in American society but in various other countries around the world, has been superseded by a philosophy of tribal identity over-riding issues of behavior and performance.

"Part of the problem is the "multicultural" ideology that says all cultures are equally valid. It is hard even to know what that means, much less take it seriously as a guide to living in the real world.

"Will time and energy spent on rap music and wearing low-riding baggy pants like guys in prison-- as badges of identity-- provide as good a future for young people as learning math, computers and the English language?

"Romantic self-indulgence and self-deception are things that some people can afford when they reach the point where they can afford identity angst. But millions of other people will remain mired in poverty if they believe such notions."

read it all by clicking below. . . The remarkable essay in Real Claear Politics is by Thomas Sowell. It was sent to me by Mike Devine, of Charlotte, NC.

Mike Devine blogs regularly at: http://gamecock,

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Can Bill Clinton support Obama? He certainly can PRETEND to do so. But he can't -- in good conscience -- support a man who although with his surrogates and media toadies labeled his wife a warmonger, a liar, and a racist. He especially can't endorse a man who, along with his top advisers, branded Bill Clinton himself a racist. Seemingly, just about anything is possible in politics, but some things that are possible are not plausible -- such as forgiving a former opponent for despicable conduct.

The following CNN story suggests why you should take with a grain of salt any suggestion of an endorsement of Obama by the Clintons. A man who plays the worst form of racial politics, Obama, should not be a serious candidate for President.

Bill Clinton: Obama camp 'played the race card on me'

Posted: 10:27 AM ETFrom CNN Political Producer Alexander Marquardt, CNN's Chris WelchFormer president Clinton campaigned for his wife in Pennsylvania recently.(CNN) — On the eve of Tuesday’s critical Pennsylvania primary, former President Bill Clinton accused Barack Obama’s campaign of playing the race card against him.

After the phone interview with Delaware radio station WHYY Monday night, a stray comment of his on the issue was also recorded before he hung up: “I don’t think I should take any s*** from anybody on that, do you?”

The former president had been asked whether his remarks comparing Obama’s strong showing in South Carolina to that of Jesse Jackson in 1988 had been a mistake given their impact on his wife Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

No, I think that they played the race card on me,” said Clinton, “and we now know from memos from the campaign and everything that they planned to do it all along.”

We were talking about South Carolina political history and this was used out of context and twisted for political purposes by the Obama campaign to try to breed resentment elsewhere. And you know, do I regret saying it? No. Do I regret that it was used that way? I certainly do. But you really got to go some to try to portray me as a racist.”

He added that the way Obama’s campaign had reacted was “disrespectful to Jesse Jackson” and that the former presidential candidate had told him he was not offended, and that “we all know what’s going on."

UPDATE: At a Pittsburgh press availability,Obama was asked about Clinton's charge that his campaign had drawn up plans to use 'the race card.'

Hold on a second,’’ he said. “So former President Clinton dismissed my victory in South Carolina as being similar to Jesse Jackson and he is suggesting that somehow I had something to do with it? You better ask him what he meant by that. I have no idea what he meant. These were words that came out of his mouth. Not words that came out of mine.’"

Monday, September 15, 2008


Senator John McCain, Gov. Sarah Palin, Bristol, and Trig.

Salena Zito's Tribune-Review article below (in boldface) is an on-target view of Pennsylvania. We also have the opportunity to do well in other communities, including Beaver County where I live, Butler County, Mercer, and Crawford (north and west of Pittsburgh). I don't think McCain will "have to let the money run" in PA. Bucks County (southeastern PA) is a key as Zito suggests. Strong congressional candidates in PA, especially Tom Manion againt Patrick Murphy and Melissa Hart against Jason Altmire, will help McCain. In Beaver County, which Hillary won by 28,000 to 12,000, we're already doing better than we imagined. Here, there are a large number of "undecided" voters, almost all of them Democrats contemplating a vote for McCain-Palin. The "Black issue" is a factor (Bradley Effect) but not as big a one as Zito (and Rendell) suggest. Obama described those of us in Western Pennsylvania as people who "cling" to their God and their Guns. We (like Gov. Palin) don't regard those characteristics as failings. He will live to eat those remarks.

September 15, 2008

Can McCain Really Win Pennsylvania?By Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The intelligent question thrown out among strategists for both campaigns is, can John McCain really win Pennsylvania?

Really win it, not pretend to go for it, as Republicans did in 2004, all the while closing the deal in Ohio when no one was looking.

The last Republican presidential candidate to win Pennsylvania was George H.W. Bush, in 1988 -- a win preceded by two Reagans but followed by two Clintons, a Gore and a Kerry. The Kerry win was narrower than the others, however.

Since this year's Pennsylvania primaries, many people have been schooled on the mechanics of how Democrats win this state. Call it the "Rendell rule": Stack up high numbers in the Philly collar counties, hold the losses to a minimum in the other 60, and try to win Allegheny for good measure.

Can Barack Obama pull off a Rendell?

Villanova University political science professor Bob Maranto says political undercurrents are playing against him. "This is an old state, demographically, and some older white voters will be reluctant to vote for a black candidate," he explains, "but there is something more at work. Even if they call themselves independents, most voters more or less automatically vote either Democratic or Republican."

Maranto calculates that the 20 percent or so of voters who really are up for grabs will use information about a candidate's background to make assumptions about his policy views.

Pennsylvanians don't see McCain in the "failed Bush policies" category by which Democrats try to define him. Instead, they see a war hero, a brand that resonates in the blue-collar areas where their unions are trying to persuade them otherwise.

"He is a guy you can depend on," said Tom Miller, 54, of Lancaster, a registered Democrat who is very comfortable voting for McCain. "He has had no problem bucking his own party and he does not ask me to make sacrifices that he isn't willing to make."

Add the stereotypes that some voters hold about black candidates and Obama dilutes the Rendell rule.

So, where can McCain offset traditional Democrat voting blocs?

In Allegheny, Bucks and Chester counties, where a large number of those voters live.
To win Allegheny, McCain must win the entire South Hills area minus Mt. Lebanon. He also must win the new suburban areas around the airport, as well as the Mon Valley, where poorer working white voters live. He can easily sweep the North Hills as well as the small river towns.

Achieve that, and McCain offsets Pittsburgh's black and elite-liberal numbers.

McCain also must win Bucks County, where he should have Sarah Palin establish residency in the large churches in the northern half while he camps out in southern Bucks.

Chester County will be the hardest. McCain won't win West Chester, but the rest of the county -- a one-time Republican stronghold -- is persuadable.

All three counties have healthy-sized veterans populaces, with lots of socially conservative labor-Catholic Democrats -- all voters that professor Maranto views as weaknesses for Obama.

Democrat analyst Larry Ceisler admits problems exist for Obama in counties like Washington, Beaver and Fayette, but he is not quite sold on the idea that McCain can win Allegheny, Chester and Bucks.

The unknown factor in Obama's favor is the latest statewide voter-registration number. Obama state director Craig Schirmer issued a statement last week touting 1 million-plus more registered Democrats than Republicans, double the lead of 2004.

Perhaps the bigger argument is that if McCain is posting Bush 2004 poll numbers in Pennsylvania in the waning days of this election, it indicates that Ohio, Indiana and Michigan are already lost to Obama. Pennsylvania is just that small percentage point more Democrat than her Rust-Belt sisters.

University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato says his tentative conclusion is that McCain should not allow the money to run in Pennsylvania unless he has unlimited resources, and instead should look west. His argument: If McCain is close in Pennsylvania, then he already is well above 300 Electoral College votes and won't need it to win.

Salena Zito is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial page columnist.