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The Power of Palin.

Filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon recently previewed his newest film, The Undefeated, a documentary about Sarah Palin, conservative superstar and scourge of the left. Bannon (along with the fine folks at Citizens United) also made Fire From The Heartland, a movie that chronicles the contributions women have made to the conservative movement. The subject matter of his new film is sure to start a firestorm that will spread across the current political landscape.

The style of The Undefeated is similar to Fire From the Heartland, with news footage and personal photographs and video being interspersed with stock photos and vignettes. Gov. Palin herself is not interviewed for the film, but snippets from the audio version of her autobiography, Going Rogue, serve to clarify and expound upon several key developments in her life and time in the public eye. Many of her Alaskan colleagues and friends are interviewed, giving the viewer a better idea of what the pre-2008 Sarah Palin was like. And, as it turns out, she’s quite like the Sarah Palin of 2011: smart, determined and unpredictable.

The Undefeated is divided into three parts. Act I details Sarah Palin’s early life and her first forays into politics. We travel along with her as she runs for mayor of Wasilla and as she fights the GOP establishment in Alaska to become governor. The scene of her announcing her gubernatorial campaign from her kitchen in Wasilla is one that any grassroots activist can appreciate. Similarly, there is a scene relating how she relocated her inauguration from the traditional Juneau to the more sentimental choice of Fairbanks, indicating that she has been going rogue for a long while now.

Act II goes into great detail about the struggles and accomplishments of the Palin Administration. Turns out, Gov. Palin was (and is) well versed in energy and oil, budgets (she was not afraid to wield the line item veto!), and ethics reform. Special attention is paid to Palin’s role in facilitating the AGIA license, which brought a long-awaited gas pipeline to fruition. This portion of the film was heavy on the oil and gas issues, underscoring their importance to Alaska and Palin’s mastery of their intricacies.

Act III starts in August of 2008, the point where many of us came to know Sarah Palin as she joined John McCain on the GOP ticket. This is also the point in the film where we get to see the left dissolve into witlessness and vulgarity when faced with the possibility of a conservative woman becoming vice president. [Note: There will likely be two different versions of the movie released — one that is family-oriented and one that contains the obscene rhetoric of the left in all its glory.] It’s sad that revisiting these images is no longer shocking, as we have come to expect this of the left, particularly when it comes to their treatment of Sarah Palin and other prominent conservative women.

There is an interesting theory floated in this part of the film: The crowds that greeted Sarah Palin on the campaign trail in 2008 eventually morphed into the tea party movement of 2009. There is some merit to this observation, as certainly many an activist was born in the fall of 2008, including yours truly.

Another important facet of the third and final act is the coverage of Sarah Palin’s resignation as governor of Alaska in July of 2009. There has been much speculation about the reasons behind her decision and what, ultimately, will be the fallout. The Undefeated provides ample support for the idea that the seemingly endless barrage of junk ethic lawsuits filed against her left her no choice. Indeed, an underlying theme of the entire film is Sarah Palin’s devotion to Alaska, making the case that she resigned for the good of her beloved state. It may not have been the decision most politicians would have made, but Sarah Palin is most definitely not like most politicians.

The Undefeated will surely be a must-see for all Palin fans, who will enjoy reliving the events that brought her to national prominence.  Those who are not her biggest fans may be surprised at what they learn about the woman whose image the press has tried so hard to destroy (hint: she’s really, really normal). The media will, of course, dissect every second of the film looking for new ways to mock her, even as they zigzag around the country chasing her tour bus, hoping that she’ll stop to talk to them.

Love her or hate her, Sarah commands attention and leaves you guessing what she’ll do next. And that is the power of Palin.

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Deepak Chopra puts on a great show that he’s some kind of spiritual guru, but at heart, he’s really just your typical angry conservative-hating leftist.
This comes from the Deepok Chopra website, via Free Republic:

It will be a devastating loss if Sarah Palin peddles enough books and visits enough gun shows that she has no incentive to run for President. There would be many chances for unique moments in the White House if she won. How about Sarah on horseback, riding through the Potomac basin like Paul Revere, ringing bells like he did and shouting, “The Democrats are coming!” That would give folks ample warning to quickly cling to their guns and religion before the left wing snatches them away.

I know that she suffered ridicule for her version of Paul Revere’s ride, but from a Hollywood standpoint, she actually improved the story. Movies have soundtracks, in case anyone didn’t notice, and bells are a lot more cinematic than one lantern hanging in a church steeple. Or even two. (You can hear her defense of her version on Fox News, or as my friends call it, the F Channel.)

Since Wall Street’s recklessness plunged us into a national nightmare from which we are trying to awaken, it’s hurtful to say, as some do, that Sarah is the national nightmare. Not true. She is historically inevitable. First there was Teddy Roosevelt’s Bull Moose Party, now there is Sarah’s Shoot Moose Party. And she’s amazingly cheerful about this recession (of course, her own checkbook has fattened, but she has spread the wealth by buying a free shotgun shell reloader for every voter in Alaska).

I have some personal atonement to perform, because in the 2008 election I posted an article saying that Sarah Palin stood for our collective shadow, the pent-up bigotry, hatred, and anger that was suddenly being vented. She was Joe the Plumber’s calendar girl. She was the secret hero of Alcoholics Anonymous, whose slogan is that you can’t recover until you hit rock bottom. President Palin would show us that we haven’t remotely hit bottom yet.

The mistake was mine, though. Sarah would smile her way into the Presidency and then show pointy-head critics the error of their ways. Not that she would ask Americans to turn on one another in vicious divisiveness — been there, done that. With 70% of the public so misguided as to consider her unqualified to be President, she has a bigger job to do than fomenting discord and calling anyone who disagrees with the Tea Party a socialist…

Of course, this isn’t the first time the far left crank attacked Sarah Palin.

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The  establishment fears Anwar’s impact as an inspiration and figurehead of  the Opposition. Surround  him with as much tawdry drama as possible, and the Malaysian public  will grow sick of even the mention of his name.

By Leading Malaysian Neocon

Ordinary  Malaysians are getting fed up of all the sex allegations against Anwar  Ibrahim. This strikes a chord with me – it reminds me of a parallel  situation that has been unfolding in the USA.

The Big Government article ‘MSM Uses Palin’s Own Children as Political Weapons Against Her’ (http://biggovernment.com/jjmnolte/2011/05/07/msm-uses-palins-own-children-as-political-weapons-against-her/) describes how the liberal-dominated mainstream media in America constantly shines a sickly spotlight on Sarah Palin.

The  MSM parades, mocks and lambasts every minute detail that is even  remotely connected to Palin, including the personal lives of her  children.

The reason for this constant noise, according to the article, is that U.S. Democrats and their allies fear the impact  she has on the political scene – even as they belittle her as wholly inconsequential and not worth a second thought.

After  all, Palin turned Obama’s 2008 impending landslide against McCain into a  mere majority of votes. She has made Senators, Congresspersons and  Governors out of underdogs by endorsing them in the 2010 U.S. elections.  With just a Facebook posting criticizing Obama’s policies, she has gotten the U.S. President and Robert  Gibbs leaping to respond – on national TV, no less.

If you thought the exact opposite of Sarah Palin, then Congratulations! You’ve  been dutifully following the MSM. According to them, Palin is just a  retro-hairstyled bimbo who sees Russia from her house and thinks North  and South Korea are the same. (Recently, our own local MSM pundits have  not been innocent of this either – you know who you are.)

Surround   her with as much triviality as possible, and the American public will  grow sick of even the mention of her name. They will think of her only  as a joke. “Sarah Palin? That airhead? You can’t be serious!” Soon even the world’s public ends up laughing about her.

This strikes me as exactly what is being done to Anwar Ibrahim.

The  establishment fears Anwar’s impact as an inspiration and figurehead of  the Opposition – if not the de facto leader – even as they portray him  as a sidelined, has-been, depraved lackey of America and Israel.

Surround  him with as much tawdry drama as possible, and the Malaysian public  will grow sick of even the mention of his name. They will equate him  only with dirty jokes. “Anwar Ibrahim? Maybe he can still win the next  election if he suddenly comes from behind, ha ha ha!” Soon even the world’s public ends up laughing about him.

Just  try this experiment out: Ask the next armchair pundit you meet if they  know what Anwar Ibrahim’s economic, social and governance  recommendations for the country are. The sex allegations have so  permeated the atmosphere around Anwar that they have crowded out any  serious discussion about him as a real political leader.

That  is why sex videos featuring men who look nothing like Anwar are being  bandied about. Who cares if no one is convinced it is really him caught  on tape, as long as they keep talking about it and nothing else!  Tomorrow another ‘whistleblowing insider’ could even release a sex tape  featuring only women, and still claim it features Anwar Ibrahim!

The late community organizer Saul Alinsky is a major influence on Barack Obama’s philosophy. In Saul Alinsky’s book Rules For Radicals, Rule 12 describes how to delegitimize an opponent: Pick  the target, freeze it,  personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and  isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions;  people hurt faster than institutions.

You tell me if this does not describe exactly what is being done to Anwar Ibrahim now.

Malaysia  has truly ‘matured’ politically if we are using underhanded tactics on  par with the experienced Americans. Sadly, this is not something to be  proud  of.

from
‘Leading Malaysian Neocon’

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