The Real Deal
Filmmaker Steve Bannon invited me to an exclusive screening of his new Palin documentary"Undefeated" in New York this last night. It's a blockbuster, because she is a force of nature. He has done this country a great service in this remarkable effort. Sarah Palin is one of the most media saturated of all public figures and yet so few know her story or more remarkably her exceptional record. No governor at any time, not LaGuardia, Roosevelt or even Reagan, accomplished anywhere near what this champion achieved in her first 18 months in office.
We all fell in love with her for a reason and despite years of malevolent Palin-bashing, this film reminds us why. It is astounding. And while America may look to Alaska for it's energy, what America should look to Alaska for is her leadership.
The origin of the film is inauspicious. Bannon was approached by Palin's close aide, Rebecca Mansour, with a request to make a few you tube videos explaining a number of Palin's historical accomplishments while Governor of Alaska. But so taken was Bannon with Palin's record and leadership, he made a feature-length movie, financing it himself while keeping complete editorial control. Palin was not even interviewed for the film (he used audio from her book "Going Rogue" for continuity.)
Bannon's background is interesting. He is a former naval officer and ex-Goldman Sachs banker now filmmaker who was enormously impressed with an American patriot with frontier values from the last great American frontier.
Palin's background is blue collar. Her father was a schoolteacher who never made more than $23,000 a year. Her mom was a homemaker. Her husband is working class and she belongs to no political dynasty or any insiders clique either in the beltway or Alaska. She is us. She is the quintessential maverick, an <em>outsider</em>, but despite this, she beat old boy powerhouse Republican Frank Murkowski in the primary before crushing the competition in the general election to become Alaska's youngest -- and first female -- chief executive on sheer goodness and will.
And even those of us who thought we knew what champion Palin was, knew little of her monumental achievements.
The film is divided into three parts. First, how she came from nothing to battle the corrupt powers fighting against her (and the best interest of Alaskans) and achieved unprecedented success in a very short period of time despite the odds. The second part of the film shows the true leadership, natural charisma and intelligence that makes Sarah Palin uniquely qualified to inherit the Reagan mantle. She is the only conservative leader who can lead a Reaganesque Revolution and bring the American people (the tea party movement) back into power and into the Oval office. Steve Bannon has been quoted as saying, "This film is a call to action for a campaign like 1976: Reagan vs. the establishment."
American needs this film.
I hope this is the opening salvo in the right's counter assault on the left's cultural choke-hold and manufactured narratives they audaciously call news. It is time, America, we go on the offense. Bannon kicks off the film by exposing the fierce pathology behind Palin Derangement Syndrome with a series of vidclips of well known "celebrities" spewing X-rated misogynistic, sexist, and vicious remarks about Palin. It speaks more to their character or lack thereof. Bannon actually has two versions of the film - the x-rated and the PG13 edit for family audiences. What I admire most is how Palin does not back down in spite of this misogynistic war on her very existence. Having been on the receiving end of violent left wing poison (I actually make a cameo in the film when a Keith Olbermann "worst person in the world" clip is used - I am the runner up to Palin) the abuse against her is shocking. And yet Sarah moves forward without hesitation with guts and grit and grace. I love her. She has character and spine like no one else. Obama would melt in one day under such relentless attack. The left does not realize that they have trained this woman for D-day battle.
America needs to see this movie if, for no other reason, to know what a real leader looks like and acts like and to understand what Palin actually accomplished. America must begin to understand how violent and destructive the elitists that control information dissemination have become. We witness an absolute campaign of destruction of a squeaky clean, brilliant, accomplished champion of the people by bloodthirsty, jealous hyenas. And the craven complicity of the Republican establishment will drive legions away from the old guard and their Rovian mechanics. The Old Guard must stand down.
Governor Palinís cornerstone accomplishment is AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act). During the Palin administration, TransCanada and Exxon formed an alliance to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Lower 48. Under Governor Palinís governance, the project was expanded and revised from what previous governors had proposed with an open policy process for the Alaskan people. More progress was made on this effort than in the previous 30 years. This is the largest private sector infrastructure project in North American history and helps put us on the path to energy independence.
Governor Palinís administration opened up drilling for oil and natural gas at Pt. Thompson for the first time in decades.
Governor Palin created the Alaskaís Petroleum Integrity Office to oversee all aspects of energy development and Climate Change Subcabinet to comprehensively and honestly evaluate climate change.
Governor Palin reduced earmark requests for the state of Alaska by 80% during her administration, requesting only earmarks that would benefit the country as a whole.
Governor Palin reduced spending in her budget for Fiscal Year 2010 by more than one billion dollars from the previous governorí s Fiscal Year 2007 budget, a 9.5% real reduction in spending.Her FY2010 budget was $10.57 billion compared to Governor Murkowskiís FY2007 budget of nearly $11.7 billion. At the same time, she fulfilled her campaign promise to forward fund education, allowing districts greater flexibility and predictability in their planning.
She vetoed half a billion dollars in spending, the largest veto in state history.
Governor Palin invested $5 billion in state savings.
Governor Palin reformed Alaskaís public employee retirement system to make it solvent.
Governor Palin accepted less state per diem for herself and her family than her predecessors even though she had a larger family.
Who can you say these things about?
Americans must become one man media machines. We must educate ourselves and then educate our friends, neighbors, co-workers. We must teach our children how to think. Get involved in information and news dissemination. We must make our own choices and own them. Become like Sarah, "rawhide tough."
The film will open to wide distribution. Go and take everyone you love.
While every election is critical and "historic," and every presidential election, more so, sometimes, it's true. And none more than now. None more than 2012.
Every American is needed in this war for the security, the viability, the soul of America. Every American is needed on deck. Every family is a unit in the national service of our country. This is no exaggeration. This is life and death. This nation is at the precipice. A terrible war is coming, thanks in part to disastrous policies set in motion by a dangerous post-American president.
The media has ceased to act in any kind of responsible news gathering/disseminating fashion. It acts only to serve the state and its party (statism, collectivism). America must break the hold it has on creating false narratives about traitors and low-lives, while destroying the reputations and careers of patriots and heroes.
I am sick and tired of hearing that Sarah Palin is "unelectable." Says who? The urbane degenerates masquerading as "journalists?" This is who America is looking to for information and direction? Civilizational suicide.
I am sick and tired of hearing Republicans say Sarah Palin is unelectable. Says who and why and based on what? I am sick and tired of letting our enemies define our leaders for us. Palin has the stuff of true greatness. She has grit and courage and love of country. The palpable hatred among the left elites (and their counterparts, the RINOs) is the hatred of the good for being the good.
Palin's record is exemplary. From the PTA to the Mayors office. From the Mayor to the Governor. From Governor to Vice-Presidential candidate. She is close to perfect, and yet she is reviled, defamed, ridiculed by those who aren't fit to wipe her black stilettos.
The more evil succeeds and overwhelms our foreign and domestic policy, our culture, our discourse and the very social fabric of our lives, the clearer it becomes that nothing less than a true patriot can pull us up by our boot straps and enable us to throw off the shackles of leftism, statism and 50 years of leftwing infiltration. And it won't be easy, but it must be done to save America.
The low state of the world is getting lower. But there are so many great Americans who will fight tooth and nail to stop what Obama and the uber-left are doing to America. Clear thinking Americans see what is happening. America is being tested in a way she never has been before. The President has in every decision reinforced the impression that he is a radical, an Islamophile, an anti-semite, a usurper of the Constitution. He is bankrupting our nation and illegally grabbing private wealth while appointing Islamic supremacist infiltrators to key positions.
He has abandoned of allies and weakened of our military. It's stunning. Sarah Palin sees it, too. Smart, sharp, patriotic, she best represents the majority of Americans. And here is the crux of the problem. We cannot let our domestic enemies define our leaders. We cannot let our domestic enemies destroy our most effective voices on the right. You must have seen by now that the more rational, the more effective, the patriotic a Republican leader is, the more they are polarized, ridiculed, destroyed. This must stop, and we must stop it.
We will not never change the rabid left. Like most family members with a mental illness, they should be carefully monitored and watched that they don't hurt themselves, but never consulted or taken seriously. Logic is anathema to the left. For them, reason is the enemy. We tolerate them, but we do not hand over to them the reins of the most powerful economic, military, intellectual powerhouse in the world. Because when you do, you get a unqualified bastard like Obama. As for the Republican old guard, they better get out of the way.
I, for one, like tens of millions of red blooded Americans look forward to the day that Sarah Palin announces her intention to run for president despite the enormous personal cost such a run exact. The forces of evil will unleash their absolute worst on this shining warrior but tens of millions have her back. I was at the RNC in 2008. It was about about her. She lit the fire that reignited the right. And so she will again.
Run Sarah run.