Sarah Palin Heading To Iowa

Cue the 2016 speculation

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Sarah Palin is going back to Iowa this fall to help motivate conservatives for next year’s midterm elections.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate will join Utah Sen. Mike Lee and conservative activist Phyllis Schafly at an Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition banquet on Nov. 9, CBN reports. The event is geared toward “electing more family-friendly public officials at all levels,” with an eye on the 2014 elections.

But Palin’s presence in the first-in-the-nation caucus state will inevitably lead to speculation about her own intentions in 2016.

[CBN]

162 comments
PeresLaw
PeresLaw

Palin is the biggest conservative dimwit of all time -- she and Michele Bachmann should conduct a dumb-a-thon (money for every stupid or historically incorrect statement coming out of their pieholes) and donate the money to a worthy charity!

keithandrocky
keithandrocky

Breaking news....


This just in from an unofficial White House anonymous source.....


Sarah Palin has accepted a position with the Obama administration.  She will become the head of the Death Panel Commission.  However, due to the government shut down her office will be in an unused helicopter hovering over the lower forty-eight states.


When reached for comment Ms. Palin was excited to get started.  From her position high above undisclosed states, she had been able to positively identify some old liberals she feels should be the first to go.


Stay tuned, we will keep you up to-date as events unfold, or as FOX News makes stuff up.



WillieSoma
WillieSoma

Sarah Palin - jr. high tweets and ghost written facebooks. She wants to be the leader of secessionists and anarchists everywhere forcing Obama to come out of the white house with his hands up. And people wonder why kids are committing suicide in the social media by bullying. People like Sarah teach them that being a hater is good!

MrObvious
MrObvious

 You poor stupid democrats have been wishcasting that nonsense for the last 5 years, and yet Palin is stronger than ever. What's it like to be a miserable hate filled democrat? That HAS GOT to be tiring! 

When you say 'stronger' do you mean in a 'genetically more pure' way?

Because poll wise she's not improving. It's the reverse.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

And of course here is what she did as mayor

Wasilla’s municipal debt went from around $1 million when she came in to office, to around $22 million when she left, mostly as a result of the construction of a sports arena and public works projects championed by Palin.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

Sara Palin left Alaska with the worst debt of any state in the union. What are her qualifications again?

 http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/03/31/postpalin-alaska-largest-debt-burden/

Sarah Palin has long sold herself as a fiscal conservative, arguing against the Democrats’ health overhaul on the grounds that the nation simply can’t afford it.

But when the former vice presidential candidate resigned as governor of Alaska in the summer of 2009, she left the state with a 70 percent debt-to-GDP ratio — the highest state debt burden in the United States.

shepherdwong
shepherdwong

"But Palin’s presence in the first-in-the-nation caucus state will inevitably lead to speculation about her own intentions in 2016."

I speculate that Palin speculates that by going to Iowa, the Beltway Press will credulously speculate about her intentions in 2016, so she can maximize her otherwise irrelevant relevancy, and income. Just speculating.

jmac
jmac

I watched her 'interview' with Greta in front of the WWII war memorial.   It was like listening to a third grader.   Apparently, the shut down is about the good guys and the bad guys and we all know who wears the black hat.   Greta in her interview was kind enough to have silly pictures of Obama flash on the screen as Palin made fun of him.   

I don't know who was more pathetic, Palin or Greta.  

rproman824
rproman824

Oh Please! Does anyone really believe that Palin could win a national election? She's more a satirical caricature and reflects how dumbed down the media have become.

hubble
hubble

@PeresLaw Damn right! Did you know that neither of them knew there are 57 states!

MAB
MAB

WHATEVER YOU'RE SMOKING PLEASE SHARE. I VOTED FOR REUBLICANS IN 2008 KNOWING SHE WAS A DEFICIT TO THE TICKET. SHE'S A QUITTER AND SHOULD LOSE THE TITLE OF GOVERNOR BECAUSE SHE QUIT!!

DennisMcHale
DennisMcHale

@mantisdragon91 The people of Wasilla had a direct vote for this BOND, and voted to have it.  It had nothing to do whether Palin wanted it or not.  It was investment for the community as a whole.  She brought in so much business that new families were moving in great numbers (for Alaska).  She was so popular not only as the mayor for Wasilla by its citizens, but she was voted as head of all mayors in Alaska as their Chairperson in their Mayor's Assn.  Palin is almost with fault in any position she has taken, other than other corrupt politicians making it impossible for her to do her job.  This is why she states:  'being without a title is leaves her free and not shackled'.

hubble
hubble

@mantisdragon91 Don't know where you got your talking point, but it does not resemble the truth. For goodness sake get a clue, and spend some time with it!

DennisMcHale
DennisMcHale

@mantisdragon91 Your are a fool.  Palin not only left Alaska with a surplus, she put AGIA and ACES in place that would leave the Gov't in Alaska with a growing surplus for decades to come.  She is considered by any measure a Legendary Transformational Governor of Alaska, who had a liberal Media refer to her as "A Phenom".  So where ever your getting your information, it is BS.

DennisMcHale
DennisMcHale

@shepherdwong Palin doesn't give a crap about what the media thinks, speculates, or states.  She is going to find a way to get Conservative elected across America in 2014.

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@shepherdwong You poor stupid democrats have been wishcasting that nonsense for the last 5 years, and yet Palin is stronger than ever. What's it like to be a miserable hate filled democrat? That HAS GOT to be tiring!

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@mantisdragon91 Buchanan is an idiot and doesn't speak for Conservatives. I think he hung out with the filth over at MSNBC too long!

hubble
hubble

@jmac If you really want to listen to a "third grader" try listening to odumbo off the teleprompter!  How many times can you say uh in a sentence?

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@jmac That's because you are stupid and can't comprehend things.

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@rproman824 Hey stupid democrat, Sarah Palin has never lost an election she was in control of.  She's also helped elected over 100 Conservatives nationwide, including FIVE Governors and TWO States' Attorneys General.
 

Only a complete idiot would dismiss Palin.  She's gearing up to whip the hell out of democrats again in 2014, like she did in 2010 and 2012, but if she runs in 2016 she will be our next President. Only a fool would bet against that.

hubble
hubble

@MAB You are such a pathetic idiot!  All you know about Gov. Palin is what some leftist media bubblehead has told you!

DennisMcHale
DennisMcHale

@MAB you an an ill informed Rino, about to be a member of a Political Party that history will run over. 

shepherdwong
shepherdwong

@GaryJackson "...yet Palin is stronger than ever."

Let's see, quit her governorship (before she could be impeached), lost her election as Vice President (and probably helped John McCain lose his election as well), never held elected office again, and even lost her silly FOX gigs. But I agree that she is an even stronger empty-headed, traitorous, demagogue than ever. Her strength is in scamming a small number of ignorant, right-wing-authoritarian-followers into believing she is worth following. I don't hate her, or you, I pity you both.

hubble
hubble

@GaryJackson @rproman824 Just remember these are obama voters.  Not exactly the brightest porch lights on the block.  I do not often speak to obama voters; but when I do, I tell them that I'll have large fries!

jason024
jason024

@GaryJackson @rproman824 Yet she DIDN'T run in 2012.....the only party that got whooped in 2012 was the GOP....Did you win the presidency? Did you win control of the Senate? Who lost seats in the House? 

shawnchristypoliticalprisoner
shawnchristypoliticalprisoner

Hi Gary, How you be? You have never retracted the news you reported on your blog "A Time For Choosing "  when you said Shawn Christy sent a threat letter saying he was going to rape and kill Palin`s daughter Willow even though Shawn has been cleared and the letter was found to be a fake.  http://shawnchristypoliticalprisoner.blogspot.com/2013/04/sarah-palin-her-dad-chuck-heath-and.html  So everyone knows, Gary will not let you on his blog if you are anti-Sarah.

jason024
jason024

@GaryJackson  

So the Tea Party is more conservative than Reagan?

So the House and Senate are EQUAL?

So that your brand of conservatism is even more unpopular now?

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@mantisdragon91 @GaryJackson The two are nothing alike moron, Governor Palin has actually done something in her life. Buchanan is more like Obama. Ignorant, and unaccomplished.

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@jason024 @GaryJackson @rproman824 Idiot, Reagan LOWERED taxes from 70% to 28% He made a deal to raise taxes a few points, but got more in return. Unlike Obama, Reagan was an adult. Obama is just a little Marxist Chicago street thug. That's all he'll ever be!

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@mantisdragon91 @GaryJackson @jason024 @rproman824 Governor Palin endorsed FIVE, Four won.  She endorsed Sarah Steelman, a solid candidate in Missouri, a state that has open primaries Democrats crossed over and voted for Todd Akin in the primary. Unlike Steelman, a solid leader, Akin is a complete moron who deserved to lose. Sadly, America lost too.

jason024
jason024

@GaryJackson @mantisdragon91 @jason024 @rproman824A majority say they want to replace EVERY member of Congress and for the first time in history a MAJORITY say they would support a third party! 


Good for them but it would depend on what that third party is right? B/c the Tea Party brand (your brand) of conservatism IS NOT IT. Unless of course you think the downward trend in support for the TP (your brand of conservatism) means people want it.

jason024
jason024

@GaryJackson @jason024 @mantisdragon91 @rproman824 The GOP is less conservative? Is the TP not part of the GOP? Is even the establishment guys like Bohener going along with the TP not being more conservative.

Would the current conservatives (who you consider conservative Cruz/Palin) Go along with the Reagan tax increases, government growth etc? That is the point. I am not talking about the "establishment guys"

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@mantisdragon91 @GaryJackson @jason024 @rproman824 It's not MY party! I'm NOT a Republican. I'm a Conservative. The reason why the GOP has low ratings is because they are a bunch of wimps who won't fight. 

BTW, Obama's favorablility is LOWER than George Bush's lowest, and the democrat party doesn't have much of a favorability rating either.  

A majority say they want to replace EVERY member of Congress and for the first time in history a MAJORITY say they would support a third party! 

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@GaryJackson @jason024 @mantisdragon91 @rproman824 What planet are you on. There is not one political pundit that will claim the GOP is now more moderate than it was in the 80's.

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@jason024 @GaryJackson @mantisdragon91 @rproman824 The GOP is LESS Conservative than it was in the 1980s. Not that it was ever particularly Conservative.  The GOP always PRETENDS to be Conservative, but governs to the left. George W Bush a good man, is a perfect example.

The GOP has ALWAYS been at war with the base of the party. The GOP replaced the Whigs, when that party was at war with it's base. I doubt the GOP lasts much longer like this. It WILL go the way of the Whigs. 

Most of the GOP's base don't even consider themselves Republicans any more. Myself included. We are CONSERVATIVES< like Reagan.

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@jason024 @GaryJackson @mantisdragon91 @rproman824 You're a democrat, which means you don't have the intelligence level to even be having this conversation. I do know Reagan, and do know what he stands for. I also know what Conservatism is and what anti-American democrats are.  I also know the liberal Republicans STILL hate Reagan as much as they do Palin and Cruz. Hell, in 2009 Mitt Romney, Eric Cantor and Jeb Bush went on a "forget Ronald Reagan" tour. Even with free bear and pizza those clowns couldn't get any takers!

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@GaryJackson @mantisdragon91 @jason024 @rproman824

U.S. Officials and Major Traffickers Manuel Noriega In June, 1986, the New York Times published articles detailing years of Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega's collaboration with Colombian drug traffickers. Reporter Seymour Hersh wrote that Noriega "is extensively involved in illicit money laundering and drug activities," and that an unnamed White House official "said the most significant drug running in Panama was being directed by General Noriega." In August, Noriega, a long-standing U.S. intelligence asset, sent an emissary to Washington to seek assistance from the Reagan administration in rehabilitating his drug-stained reputation.

Oliver North, who met with Noriega's representative, described the meeting in an August 23, 1986 e-mail message to Reagan national security advisor John Poindexter. "You will recall that over the years Manuel Noriega in Panama and I have developed a fairly good relationship," North writes before explaining Noriega's proposal. If U.S. officials can "help clean up his image" and lift the ban on arms sales to the Panamanian Defense Force, Noriega will "'take care of' the Sandinista leadership for us."

North tells Poindexter that Noriega can assist with sabotage against the Sandinistas, and suggests paying Noriega a million dollars -- from "Project Democracy" funds raised from the sale of U.S. arms to Iran -- for the Panamanian leader's help in destroying Nicaraguan economic installations.

The same day Poindexter responds with an e-mail message authorizing North to meet secretly with Noriega. "I have nothing against him other than his illegal activities," Poindexter writes.

On the following day, August 24, North's notebook records a meeting with CIA official Duane "Dewey" Clarridge on Noriega's overture. They decided, according to this entry, to "send word back to Noriega to meet in Europe or Israel."

The CIA's Alan Fiers later recalls North's involvement with the Noriega sabotage proposal. In testimony at the 1992 trial of former CIA official Clair George, Fiers describes North's plan as it was discussed at a meeting of the Reagan administration's Restricted Interagency Group: "[North] made a very strong suggestion that . . . there needed to be a resistance presence in the western part of Nicaragua, where the resistance did not operate. And he said, 'I can arrange to have General Noriega execute some insurgent -- some operations there -- sabotage operations in that area. It will cost us about $1 million. Do we want to do it?' And there was significant silence at the table. And then I recall I said, 'No. We don't want to do that.'"

Senior officials ignored Fiers' opinion. On September 20, North informed Poindexter via e-mail that "Noriega wants to meet me in London" and that both Elliott Abrams and Secretary of State George Shultz support the initiative. Two days later, Poindexter authorized the North/Noriega meeting.

North's notebook lists details of his meeting with Noriega, which took place in a London hotel on September 22. According to the notes, the two discussed developing a commando training program in Panama, with Israeli support, for the contras and Afghani rebels. They also spoke of sabotaging major economic targets in the Managua area, including an airport, an oil refinery, and electric and telephone systems. (These plans were apparently aborted when the Iran-Contra scandal broke in November 1986.)

José Bueso Rosa Reagan administration officials interceded on behalf of José Bueso Rosa, a Honduran general who was heavily involved with the CIA's contra operations and faced trial for his role in a massive drug shipment to the United States. In 1984 Bueso and co-conspirators hatched a plan to assassinate Honduran President Roberto Suazo Córdoba; the plot was to be financed with a $40 million cocaine shipment to the United States, which the FBI intercepted in Florida.

Declassified e-mail messages indicate that Oliver North led the behind-the-scenes effort to seek leniency for Bueso . The messages record the efforts of U.S. officials to "cabal quietly" to get Bueso off the hook, be it by "pardon, clemency, deportation, [or] reduced sentence." Eventually they succeeded in getting Bueso a short sentence in "Club Fed," a white collar prison in Florida.

The Kerry Committee report reviewed the case, and noted that the man Reagan officials aided was involved in a conspiracy that the Justice Department deemed the "most significant case of narco-terrorism yet discovered."

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@GaryJackson @mantisdragon91 @jason024 @rproman824

Documentation of Official U.S. Knowledge of Drug Trafficking and the Contras The National Security Archive obtained the hand-written notebooks of Oliver North, the National Security Council aide who helped run the contra war and other Reagan administration covert operations, through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed in 1989. The notebooks, as well as declassified memos sent to North, record that North was repeatedly informed of contra ties to drug trafficking.

In his entry for August 9, 1985, North summarizes a meeting with Robert Owen ("Rob"), his liaison with the contras. They discuss a plane used by Mario Calero, brother of Adolfo Calero, head of the FDN, to transport supplies from New Orleans to contras in Honduras. North writes: "Honduran DC-6 which is being used for runs out of New Orleans is probably being used for drug runs into U.S." As Lorraine Adams reported in the October 22, 1994 Washington Post, there are no records that corroborate North's later assertion that he passed this intelligence on drug trafficking to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

In a July 12, 1985 entry, North noted a call from retired Air Force general Richard Secord in which the two discussed a Honduran arms warehouse from which the contras planned to purchase weapons. (The contras did eventually buy the arms, using money the Reagan administration secretly raised from Saudi Arabia.) According to the notebook, Secord told North that "14 M to finance [the arms in the warehouse] came from drugs."

An April 1, 1985 memo from Robert Owen (code-name: "T.C." for "The Courier") to Oliver North (code-name: "The Hammer") describes contra operations on the Southern Front. Owen tells North that FDN leader Adolfo Calero (code-name: "Sparkplug") has picked a new Southern Front commander, one of the former captains to Eden Pastora who has been paid to defect to the FDN. Owen reports that the officials in the new Southern Front FDN units include "people who are questionable because of past indiscretions," such as José Robelo, who is believed to have "potential involvement with drug running" and Sebastian Gonzalez, who is "now involved in drug running out of Panama."

On February 10, 1986, Owen ("TC") wrote North (this time as "BG," for "Blood and Guts") regarding a plane being used to carry "humanitarian aid" to the contras that was previously used to transport drugs. The plane belongs to the Miami-based company Vortex, which is run by Michael Palmer, one of the largest marijuana traffickers in the United States. Despite Palmer's long history of drug smuggling, which would soon lead to a Michigan indictment on drug charges, Palmer receives over $300,000.00 from the Nicaraguan Humanitarian Aid Office (NHAO) -- an office overseen by Oliver North, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs Elliott Abrams, and CIA officer Alan Fiers -- to ferry supplies to the contras.

State Department contracts from February 1986 detail Palmer's work to transport material to the contras on behalf of the NHAO.

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@mantisdragon91 @GaryJackson @jason024 @rproman824 What? The only ones supplying weapons to drug cartels is Barack Obama and his boy Eric Holder. So far 500 innocent Mexicans have been slaughter with Obama's guns, as well as US Border Agents Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata. 

You're really too ignorant to be out in public. In other words, an average democrat.

jason024
jason024

@GaryJackson @jason024 @mantisdragon91 @rproman824 Actaully Gary I was old enough. Just because he was hated by liberal republicans then does not mean he would be considered conservative NOW. The NRA would oppose ANY Gun Control. The Tea Party would REJECT ANY Tax increase. We can go on...

 Ever considered the GOP is MORE conservative now? Even more so than Reagan?  Hmmm......

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@jason024 @GaryJackson @mantisdragon91 @rproman824 Reagan NEVER tried to usurp the 2nd Amendment. If Ronnie was alive today though, he would DEFINITELY be a member of the Tea Party. Obviously you are too young, or too ignorant to know a THING about Reagan

The Republican Party HATED Ronald Reagan. Just as much as the liberal GOPers hate Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz.  When Reagan ran in 1980, liberal Republicans even mounted a third party bid against him. They failed. Liberal Republicans could WAIT for Reagan to be out of office so they could get back to their liberal ways! That';s why they forced Reagan to pick H W Bush, BTW. Reagan wanted an actual Conservative for a running mate. 

Palin the first vote I ever cast was for Ronnie, and I have been a student of his way of governing all my life. I've forgot more about Reagan and Conservatism than you'll ever know.

jason024
jason024

@GaryJackson @mantisdragon91 @jason024 @rproman824 Yet you completely ignore his record....figures. I also hope another Ronald Reagan comes along. He was  a heck lot more reasonable than the TP clowns in  congress. 

 BTW: Would Sarah support Gun Control, Growing Government, and Raising Taxes like you hero Reagan? otherwise she is NO Reagan.

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@mantisdragon91 @GaryJackson @jason024 @rproman824 Bob Dole, bless his heart. Good man but absolutely clueless That's why he, John McCain, and Willard Romney never became president. All three are liberals and all three were too much like the democrats.


You are like a cheaply made talking points robot. You don't have a clue what you are actually saying. You just spew random nonsense.  To this day Conservatives pray for another Ronald Reagan to come along. 

Now according to Ronald Reagan's son, Michael,the good one, Sarah Palin is indeed, this generation's Ronald Reagan, hard to argue with that.

jason024
jason024

@GaryJackson @jason024 @rproman824 Shh...don tell your buddies but Reagan is NOT a conservative by your standards...he RAISED TAXES....GREW THE GOVERNMENT...I can go on but you are beyond help.

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@jason024 @GaryJackson @rproman824 Nope, Reagan is a Conservative, like Sarah palin and ted Cruz. Karl Rove, like most of the Republican "leadership" is a liberal. That's why the GOP is in sch a mess. You have a bunch of filthy liberals who infected the party years ago, before Reagan was even elected. They've just gotten worse over the years

jason024
jason024

@GaryJackson @jason024 @rproman824 Liberal Karl Rove? I guess Reagan would also be a liberal stooge now as well...oh how the GOP has fallen. 

 BTW: She got a couple red states....seriously how is that an accomplishment? A conservative winning in Texas?  You bar is low for achievement. Well you do support a quitter.

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@jason024 @GaryJackson @rproman824 75% of the candidates Palin endorsed in 2012 are serving in Congress right now.  Obama isn't even ALLOWED to endorse candidates He is the absolute kiss of death for any candidate and has been since 2008.

Liberal dirt bag Karl Rove spent $300 MILLION and only got one of his loser candidates get elected.

Again, Palin got dozens elected, and didn't spend a dime!

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@shawnchristypoliticalprisoner How is it you escaped prison when your insane husband and kid spent a YEAR in the federal pen for stalking Palin, and her family, as well as her best friend? 

 Too bad one of the Palin's didn't shoot Shawn when he showed up in Wasilla with his gun to kill. 

You define insanity woman.

GaryJackson
GaryJackson

@mantisdragon91 @GaryJackson @rproman824 When talking to a complete idiot, what difference does it make. You aren't a serious human being, you are a hate filled democrat troll who only came her to spew hate and stupidity. You don't deserve an ounce of respect or consideration.