Skip to comments.Why Governor Palin must be the GOP Nominee
Posted on 03/27/2011 9:08:15 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
Governor Palin must be the GOP nominee because of energy.
Energy will arguably be the top issue facing America in 2012. The rise in fuel prices also brings about a rise in commodity and food prices, as those products are trucked, shipped, and flown to their destinations. I work in transportation logistics, and I can tell you first hand that fuel prices are so high, drivers for most of the carriers my account is contracted to are refusing to haul freight unless they get additional money for fuel. There are over 6,000 products made from petroleum. Here is a partial list of them. That means the prices of those goods will also skyrocket.
It is suicidal for the U.S., or any country for that matter, to lock up its reserves and continue to transfer billions of dollars to foreign regimes who loathe America to import their resources. None of the other potential GOP candidates or even elected Republicans right now have touched on this. Only Palin has talked about the $10 billion the U.S. loaned to Brazil for Petrobras and the oil rigs that are shutting down in the Gulf of Mexico because of Obama's regulations. Palin understands that with sound energy comes liberty and away from meddling in Middle Eastern politics.
Palin has never supported anthropogenic global warming. The sub-cabinet she created as Governor was for naturally-occurring climate change, and even then the sub-cabinet was a watchdog-type agency to study the issue, not a regulatory one. As President, Palin will rein in the EPA and reform the Energy and Interior Depts as well, and give more authority to state DNR agencies. Palin does not support cap and trade, while the other GOP candidates have, including Pawlenty, Romney, and Christie, who all support a regional version of it.
Governor Palin does support renewable energy (Alaska is already at 25% of her goal for renewable energy), but only as a long-term goal and only to supplement conventional energies until their use becomes viable and cost-effective. Nationally, Palin does not support them right now and have rejected their premise of it outright in her speech in India last week. Solar, wind, ethanol, fuel from garbage, skittles crapped from unicorns....these are simply not viable and they do not work unless via massive government mandates and massive government subsidies. When Palin is talking about an "all of the above" approach to energy, she is CLEARLY talking about proven, existing fuels: Coal, nuclear, natural gas, petroleum, hydroelectric, and geothermal. Palin is also not afraid to explore new and groundbreaking energy sources, such as methane hydrates, coal to oil conversion, hydrogen energy (fuel cells), pebble-bed nuclear plants, and nuclear fusion. The other candidates would continue the same-old status-quo of complicating the tax code with credits and subsidies without addressing the core, underlying issue.
Governor Palin is the ONLY Republican candidate who is not afraid to call the environmental movement for what it really is: A hypocritical, leftist movement designed not to care about the environment, but to weaken the U.S. both militarily and economically and facilitate socialism. As President, Palin will tell the envirowackos to pound sand. The other candidates will compromise, grovel, and push for more funding of "green energy" the minute some moonbat calls them a polluter.
Palin also rejects the "green job" myth and rightfully called it social engineering, in her Q & A in India after her speech. Palin knows that green jobs are nothing more than crony capitalism at the expense of working and middle-class taxpayers. She will investigate the Obama stimulus funds that went to green jobs and prosecute the crooks.
Governor Palin is not "in the pockets" of Big Oil, so it will be extremely difficult for her opponents to paint her as such. She promoted tough oversight and accountability in Alaska. But at the same time, Palin recognizes that oil companies need elbow room to do what they need to do. Therefore, Palin will work with the oil companies, and reduce frivolous lawsuits, junk science environmentalism, limit the Endangered Species Act and Clean Air Act, and other ridiculous regulations and directives that are hamstringing energy production.
By working with the oil companies, Palin will cut coastal residents and states in on the royalties, which neutralizes the NIMBY Luddites. Being that Palin is the type of person who wants everyone to benefit rather than a select few, she would probably create a national energy fund where all taxpayers would receive an annual energy rebate of some sorts.
And finally, only Palin can sell energy to a public duped by decades of liberal lies in layman's terms. This message will especially resonate with low-income residents in the Midwest and Northeast. It's BS that there's a federal heating program to help the poor pay for their heating costs in the winter. Here in WI, the law states that residents' power cannot be shut off from November to April. By the time April rolls around, a lot of people are behind and end up getting their electric shut off. Again, this is typical, knee-jerk liberalism that doesn't address the real issue but creates yet another victim class to be exploited and dependent on Democrats. Palin will end this and promote energy production as a means to lower energy prices across the board for all.
Of course, there are other valid reasons why Palin must be the GOP nominee, but energy is by far the most important reason for her to be.
As it stands right now I’d vote for her. But there are some things about her that bother me.
If I was her, I’d continue to make millions and tell the dumb ass citizens of this country to drop dead.
Prepare for the onslaught of “ObamaCare Light” crowd demanding a Republican win even if they have to run the likes of a Communist to do so because Sarah is “ineluctable ; )”.
Somebody ought to show that list to Obama, golf balls are on it. Once he sees that.... oh wait, our tax dollars buy his golf balls.
I’m curious. What things about her bother you?
One thing that bothered me was her support for McCain. I realize it would have looked bad to come out against him. But she didn’t have to campaign so hard for him.
Plus, I’m not going to be so quick to jump in for someone this time. I’ll wait and see what happens. With that said, no RINO will get my vote.
Is this her position?
I would like to know what it is about her that ‘bothers’ people. I see this time and again but nothing is ever said as to WHAT about her bothers people.
I’m just curious.
Probably not, they just make it up. LOL Probably basing it on Alaska.
“What things about her bother you?”
Sounds like a trap question.
RT, is there nothing about her that bothers you?
Great article but one problem “skittles crapped from unicorns” ARE a viable energy source!!!
Each skitteye (singular technical term) can run a car for a YEAR!! Keeping all the fluid levels at maximum as well, antifreeze, wiper fluid, tires up to max pressure. Its the holy grail of energy production.
Problem is finding the little buggers, unicorns are sneaky!
No, it's speculation based upon her record and the type of person she is.
It was in Alaska and I’ve seen nothing from her that would show that she’s changed her mind.
crashing USD and bond crisis will be the next big issue imho and energy reform is definitely needed if US is ever to recover
Well, you need to prioritize what you want in a candidate then.
If we don't have a sound energy policy, our country grinds to a standstill. Energy is involved in almost everything we do and affects us all. I don't want to pay $5 a gallon for gas, $5 per lb for produce, and $200 a month for heat and electric, do you?
Only Palin comprehends and completely understands the energy issue. If you're going to let her past support of McCain bother you, you are a fool then, because in comparison to Palin the other candidates are borderline grotesque.
Excellent, excellent writing. To all I say, “Yeah and Amen!!!”
To what you didn’t say, I say Palin will take the huge amount of federal land they have acquired and sell it off to pay down the huge debt.
Well said. None of us are going to just throw our weight behind a candidate without assessing their performance.
That being said, I hope Palin runs. She'll bring a lot of focus to important issues, and the media will be so busy trying to destroy her they won't be able to counter the message that she can communicate, like Ronald Reagan, directly to the people.
In the political world, a senior member of the US Senate caries a great deal of power and influence. Gov Palin must have weighed the positives and negatives in supporting McCain, and felt the need to remain loyal was more important. It looks like a case of not creating an enemy unnecessarily.
What I found interesting about her campaigning for McCain was even J.D. Hayworth’s understanding of her support.
The future relationship between Palin and McCain will be interesting. I wonder if McCain would support Palin? My guess would be probably not as it's no secret that McCain is a Liberal on many issues and Palin is a Conservative, though I doubt he would campaign against her.
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