"Gentlemen, we've got to protect our phony baloney jobs!"
By Gary P Jackson
The Republican Establishment™ has a new meme they are trying out. After months of assuring America that Sarah Palin is not going to run for President, no way, no how, errand boys Dick Morris and Karl Rove started singing a new tune late last week. Now they and a few others are convinced she's absolutely running. At least that's what they are telling the people that don't immediately change channels when either come on to pontificate.
There is a strategery behind all of this. The "she's running" has morphed into she will "absolutely be announcing" on September 3rd at the Tea Party event in Iowa. This is a set up, don't fall for it!
The establishment, and a handful of sycophantic bloggers, are pushing this nonsense hot and heavy. Again, do not fall for it!
The idea is to proclaim loudly that when the September 3rd event comes and goes, and Sarah is not an official candidate for President, that she is just "stringing her supporters along" and just trying to get some attention. Rove is already calling the event her "drop dead date" for announcing. This would be hilarious if it wasn't so patently dishonest.
It's funny, there was never a "drop dead date" for Rick Perry, and certainly no "drop dead date" for Chris Christie, or whatever GOP establishment candidate these people fantasize about. Only Sarah Palin has to do everything right now or it's over. Bear in mind, guys like Perry and Christie suffer from relatively low name recognition nationwide, and have an uphill battle, while Sarah Palin enjoys high name recognition, and a media that follows her every move, and reports it all breathlessly! Sarah has the luxury of not having to worry about exposure.
Still, Rove prattles on with his nonsense.
Since learning of the event, we've consistently said it would be cool if she announced there, but it was highly unlikely. There are many considerations as to why Governor Palin is waiting as long as possible to announce, not the least of which is the longer she hangs back, the more the other candidates are vetted, and America learns theses are not the people they are looking for. This has been a solid strategy from the get-go.
On more than one occasion Sarah has said when she makes her announcement, you won't be able to miss it. I take that to mean she has something pretty spectacular planned. That it will be a stand alone event.
Look for the speech in Iowa to be like her fiery "Game On!" speech in Madison, Wisconsin. Lots of red meat. I look for her to use this speech as a way to set the battlefield. What we must do, and how we must do it, if we are to Revive, Renew, and Restore America!
Now for some facts. We all know that Peter Singleton has been in Iowa for over a year building an incredible organization of dedicated supporters. These are not paid mercenaries, instead they are independent voters who are passionate about Sarah Palin, her message, her record, and her ability to lead. Not only are these people not paid, they are putting their money where their mouth is, and spending it towards their goal of electing Sarah Palin.
We also know that Singleton spent quite a bit of time with Sarah at the Iowa State Fair. It was the first time they've actually met. Governor Palin is well aware of the time, money, and effort members of Organize4Palin have put into all of this. In fact, back in July at the world premier of The Undefeated in Pella, Iowa, Real Clear Politics' Scott Conroy asked Sarah about Organize4Palin and if she wanted to tell them to stand down. Her response was to praise the group and tell then to keep up the good work.
I don't care if you love Sarah Palin or hate her, I think we can all agree that if she wasn't running, she is not the sort of person who would have allowed all of this to go on. Too many people have so much invested. She would have certainly said something.
Back to Peter's time with Sarah. He's been quite vocal saying he feels she's running. He obviously has to choose his words carefully, as there are legal considerations. He's also now openly recruiting people to join Organize4Palin, and getting set up to make calls to Iowa voters. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what is going on.
Singleton was a guest on the Tammy Bruce Show and told listeners point blank that if they were coming to Iowa thinking they will witness Sarah announce her candidacy, they should just stay home.
Monday, Iowa4Palin co-coordinator Michelle McCormick echoed Singleton's words by tweeting:
Reports of Gov. Palin "announcing" on 9/3 in IA are at best, speculative; at worst, mendacious. Come expecting a great speech-nothing more
The newest reports are there will be a "major announcement" at the September event. I have no insider knowledge, but do remember that in Pella, during an interview, Sarah said she had talked with a Tea Party group, likely Tea Party of America, about a combined bus tour. Again, I have no inside knowledge, but this may be what the big announcement is.
There is little doubt, among people who are actually paying attention, that Sarah Palin is running. There is also little doubt the Republican elites are running scared and will do absolutely anything to stop her and her supporters. These people know full well what she did in Alaska, taking on corruption at every level, and not caring which party the offending person belonged to. She even saw to it the GOP party chair paid the largest fine in Alaska history, for his misdeeds.
Guys like Rove and Dick Morris will have no place in a Palin administration. More terrifying, for them, is Sarah Palin represents a true move by the people to take our government back from the career politicians and corrupt insiders. If she is successful, and there is no reason to think she won't be, the elites, Rove, Morris, and others will become obsolete.The days of business as usual in Washington will be over.
This is why you can't afford to buy into what they are selling. The Republican Establishment™ will betray you every time.