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Palin Starts Pushing Back. About Time!

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sarahpalinlg3Sarah Palin’s spokeswoman denies the wave of anonymous post-election criticism reportedly coming from some members of John McCain’s campaign team.

Sarah Palin’s allies are pushing back against a stream of accusations leaking out of John McCain’s campaign that the Alaska governor was incompetent during the run-up to the election. One Palin aide called the charges “sickening.”

Palin spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton on Friday denied reports that have surfaced since Election Day that there was tension between the vice presidential candidate and McCain’s staff.

They range from claims that Palin went on extensive spending sprees to accounts that campaign officials had serious doubts about her preparedness to to be vice president.

Sources told FOX News, for instance, that Palin did not realize that Africa was a continent and not a country, and that she could not name the nations that had signed the North American Free Trade Agreement.Palin herself brushed off the finger-pointing Wednesday, saying she wouldn’t engage “any of the negativity” or “pettiness” from anonymous sources.

Stapleton released a written statement Friday calling the charges “unfortunate and, quite honestly, sickening.”

“The accusations we are hearing and reading are not true and since we deny all these anonymous allegations, there is nothing specific to which we will respond,”. “We have the highest regards for Senator John McCain. Governor Palin was honored to be chosen as McCain’s running mate.”

Newsweek also reported that Palin may have spent “tens of thousands” of dollars more on wardrobe expenses than the $150,000 that was reported in the days before Election Day. The money allegedly went toward clothes for her and her family from high-end stores, even though she was originally told to buy just three suits and hire a stylist for the Republican National Convention.

One aide called the spree “Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,” according to the magazine. Palin also reportedly asked to speak at McCain’s concession speech Tuesday, and was denied.

McCain adviser Nicole Wallace defended Palin on NBC’s “Today Show” Friday morning, saying the Alaska governor “did nothing wrong.”

“She is, perhaps, the most un-diva politician I’ve ever seen,” she said. “The only thing I’ve ever seen her ask for is a diet soda.”

Palin said right after the election that she’s sorry if she cost McCain even “one vote.”

But some are tired of what they say looks like scapegoating.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says that McCain himself needs to come out and put a stop to the Palin criticism.

“She’s the one that energized the base, she’s the one that got the crowds out. … She’s the one that comes out of this without any scars and now they’re trying to give her some,” Santorum said. “John McCain should come out and say, ‘This is ridiculous,’ and set the record straight.”

I want to know where is John and Cindy McCain? The John and Cindy McCain I know are really too decent and savvy not to speak out….

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Friday, November 7, 2008 at 12:56:39 PM

Rush’s Cure For Election Blues – Buys Woman $58,000 Car!

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Belinda Davis with Chevy Tahoe given to her by Rush Limbaugh

Belinda Davis with Chevy Tahoe given to her by Rush Limbaugh

During the run-up to the presidential election, conservative radio talk show king Rush Limbaugh fielded calls from listeners who were concerned about an Obama administration, including a Texas woman by the name of Belinda Davis who he thought sounded a bit under the weather with a cold.

“Have you heard of Zicam?” Limbaugh asked. “I would go out and get some and swab your nose. I’ll tell you what else I am going to do. I’m going to send you a copy of Vince Flynn’s latest novel.”In addition to Vince Flynn’s latest novel, I’m going to buy you a car,” he added.

Of course Belinda Davis at first thought that the self proclaimed conservative prophet was kidding. Today she is cruising the Lone Star State in a brand new Black Chevy Tahoe worth $58,000.00, courtesy of Limbaugh, whose only conditions for giving her the car was that she try his recommended cold medication and that the car be made by General Motors.

It was on a whim, Limbaugh said.  She sounded so tired, distraught, and frightened about her and her husband’s business future with an Obama victory.

I just wanted to brighten her day, keep her inspired and ‘in the game. We will need people like Belinda Davis to keep the country moving.”

Davis runs a small jewelry business with her husband in Kerrville, Texas and called Limbaugh on Oct. 28 to complain about Hollywood celebrities getting undo attention during the election season while everyday working people like herself and her husband are ignored.

Belinda Davis told Gretchen Carlson of Fox News in an interview that the story tugged at Limbaugh’s heart strings and she was just in the line of his heart.

And as luck would have it, the transmission had just died in her car, and they were worried they wouldn’t be able to afford the increased monthly payments on a new one.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 12:58:03 PM

Gay Marriage Ban Sparks Gay Rioting In California

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1_gayprotest_prop8Thousands took to the streets of the Los Angeles area and San Francisco Wednesday evening to protest California’s passage of Proposition 8, a ban on gay marriage. Before long the demonstrations turned violent.

Demonstrators marched together on streets in West Hollywood and Hollywood where several protesters stopped at busy intersections, screamed obscenities at motorists, were blocking traffic and prompting intervention by police.

An additional group of about 500 protesters gathered near CNN’s Los Angeles bureau, where they were seen banging on the doors and walls, breaking glass and throwing objects,  causing the Los Angeles Police Department to declare a tactical alert — requiring all available officers to respond to the protest — some of whom were brought in from other stations.

Television cameras showed one protester jumping on top of a police car at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland. He was quickly wrestled to the ground by police and handcuffed.

Several others were arrested when a group of people broke away from the larger demonstration that began in West Hollywood earlier in the evening.

In San Francisco, hundreds gathered on the steps of City Hall to protest approval of the ban.

Protesters held candles and carried signs that read “We all Deserve the Freedom to Marry” as part of the event, which was sponsored by groups opposed to Proposition 8.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom expressed frustration in the ban, but said he is hopeful it will be overturned.

The loss was a big political defeat for Newsom, who’s been one of the most prominent advocates of same-sex marriage. He says the effect on his gubernatorial aspirations is “trivial” and “irrelevant.”

Meg Waters, part of the Yes on 8 campaign team, told City News Service, “gay and lesbian couples have exactly the same protections under the law with civil unions.”

“Marriage has been defined as a man and woman since time began,” Waters said. “The people of California have voted twice, so I think the best thing to do is for everybody involved to figure out a way to move forward.”

Waters said she understands “how gays and lesbians may feel concerned about this.”

“If they stop and look at the situation, they have the exact same legal protections and rights under the law today they had yesterday,” Waters said.

You can’t change the definition of something that existed forever because you don’t like it.”

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 1:24:49 AM

Thank You John McCain | We will never give up

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Thank you, John McCain.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 11:08:34 PM

McCain Concedes, Obama Elected 44th President In Our 233rd Year Of Independence

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Senator John McCain’s Concession Speech:

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We have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly.

A little while ago, I had the honor of calling senator Barack Obama to congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love. In a contest as long and difficult as this campaign has been, his success alone commands my respect for his ability and perseverance. But that he managed to do so by inspiring the hopes of so many millions of Americans who had once wrongly believed that they had little at stake or little influence in the election of an American president is something I deeply admire and commend him for achieving.

This is an historic election, and I recognize the special significance it has for African-Americans and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight.

I’ve always believed that America offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. Senator Obama believes that, too.

But we both recognize that, though we have come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation’s reputation and denied some Americans the full blessings of American citizenship, the memory of them still had the power to wound.

A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt’s invitation of Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House was taken as an outrage in many quarters.

America today is a world away from the cruel and frightful bigotry of that time. There is no better evidence of this than the election of an African-American to the presidency of the United States.

Let there be no reason now for any American to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation on Earth.Senator Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country. I applaud him for it, and offer him my sincere sympathy that his beloved grandmother did not live to see this day. Though our faith assures us she is at rest in the presence of her creator and so very proud of the good man she helped raise.

Senator Obama and I have had and argued our differences, and he has prevailed. No doubt many of those differences remain.

These are difficult times for our country. And I pledge to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face.

I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.

Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans. And please believe me when I say no association has ever meant more to me than that.

It is natural. It’s natural, tonight, to feel some disappointment. But tomorrow, we must move beyond it and work together to get our country moving again.

We fought — we fought as hard as we could. And though we fell short, the failure is mine, not yours.

I am so deeply grateful to all of you for the great honor of your support and for all you have done for me. I wish the outcome had been different, my friends.

The road was a difficult one from the outset, but your support and friendship never wavered. I cannot adequately express how deeply indebted I am to you.

I’m especially grateful to my wife, Cindy, my children, my dear mother and all my family, and to the many old and dear friends who have stood by my side through the many ups and downs of this long campaign.

I have always been a fortunate man, and never more so for the love and encouragement you have given me.

You know, campaigns are often harder on a candidate’s family than on the candidate, and that’s been true in this campaign.

All I can offer in compensation is my love and gratitude and the promise of more peaceful years ahead.

for their tireless dedication to our cause, and the courage and grace they showed in the rough and tumble of a presidential campaign.

I am also — I am also, of course, very thankful to Governor Sarah Palin, one of the best campaigners I have ever seen, and an impressive new voice in our party for reform and the principles that have always been our greatest strength, her husband Todd and their five beautiful children. We can all look forward with great interest to her future service to Alaska, the Republican Party and our country.

To all my campaign comrades, from Rick Davis and Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter, to every last volunteer who fought so hard and valiantly, month after month, in what at times seemed to be the most challenged campaign in modern times, thank you so much. A lost election will never mean more to me than the privilege of your faith and friendship.

I don’t know — I don’t know what more we could have done to try to win this election. I’ll leave that to others to determine. Every candidate makes mistakes, and I’m sure I made my share of them. But I won’t spend a moment of the future regretting what might have been.

This campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life, and my heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience and to the American people for giving me a fair hearing before deciding that Senator Obama and my old friend Senator Joe Biden should have the honor of leading us for the next four years.

I would not — I would not be an American worthy of the name should I regret a fate that has allowed me the extraordinary privilege of serving this country for a half a century.

Today, I was a candidate for the highest office in the country I love so much. And tonight, I remain her servant. That is blessing enough for anyone, and I thank the people of Arizona for it.

Tonight — tonight, more than any night, I hold in my heart nothing but love for this country and for all its citizens, whether they supported me or Senator Obama.

I wish Godspeed to the man who was my former opponent and will be my president. And I call on all Americans, as I have often in this campaign, to not despair of our present difficulties, but to believe, always, in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here.

Americans never quit! We never surrender! We never hide from history! We make history! Thank you, and God bless you, and God bless America.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 9:29:17 PM

ONN first to call race

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Amazing!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 1:35:08 PM

Obama Remarks About Bankrupting Coal Industry–VIDEO!

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obama_fraudSo, if you think what Obama said was taken out of context, we now have actual video, not just audio of what he said.

Watch it and decide for yourself.

Barack Obama, inexperienced as he is, with all his radical-left associations, his wanting to bankrupt the coal industry….is a dangerous gamble for America.Obama is just too risky.

For you. For your family. For America’s future.

58% of America’s electricity is generated by coal. Obama also promises “skyrocketing” electric bills, because he wants greener power, and in spite of the economy, nothing will deter him from his radical liberal agenda.

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