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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Astonishing Power of Sarah Palin Illustrated:Endorsed Candidate Gains 46 Points



Jonathan Tobin 'Commentary' : “ She’s (Palin) yesterday’s news”...

Rebecca Schoenkopf Wonkette: “James Lankford ...I’ve got as little doubt he’ll be Oklahoma’s next senator; the Democrat will lose because she's Black”

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There could be no greater indication of the political power of Sarah Palin than the remarkable polling history which seemingly indicates that, from nowhere, and against tremendous odds, the election of Oklahoma's T W Shannon as the state's new senator is looking more than possible.

Shannon, described as a very conservative former speaker of the Oklahoma house, has overcome a polling deficit that would have made most candidates give up before they started. No doubt his personal reputation, his compelling story of being a Black conservative, and his wife's story of overcoming health problems have assisted his recent rise greatly, but there can be little doubt that the same factor which advised now Senator Ted Cruz to state publicly “ I Wouldn't be here if it were not for Governor Sarah Palin, was at work.

Shannon's first appearance in the polls was the Harper poll of February 1st;


The long time political commentator Rebecca Schoenkopf, whose family has deep roots in the Oklahoma soil, surveyed the political scene in an in-depth article at the well known site “Wonkette” and came to this conclusion:"James Lankford ...I’ve got as little doubt he’ll be Oklahoma’s next senator.” Oddly, given that Shannon is Black, Schoenkopf adds that Democrat candidate Johnson will lose “because she's Black... which is “all the explanation that’s needed”
Read more at http://wonkette.com/547225/there-will-be-blood-oklahoma-democrats-will-fight-where-they-stand#4RK1XwJL2d2GToAf.99


From this seemingly impossible to win position, something happened on March 12th  to change the picture entirely; "SARAH PALIN ENDORSES T.W. SHANNON FOR OK SENATE”
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/12/Sarah-Palin-Endorses-T-W-Shannon-for-OK-Senate

"Tom Coburn leaves large conservative shoes to fill as he retires from the U.S. Senate. At 6’5 feet tall, T.W. Shannon is just the leader to fill them," Palin wrote. "T.W. is the underdog in his race, but that’s not a position he’s unfamiliar with."
Palin wrote that Shannon, the youngest and one of the most conservative Speakers of the House in Oklahoma history, has "had to beat the odds all of his life" to eventually become "the first Republican to ever win his district’s seat in the Oklahoma state legislature even though the naysayers said it couldn't be done. When he sought to be Speaker of the House, the naysayers said he was too young and too conservative to win. But his colleagues chose him anyway, and he became the youngest Speaker in Oklahoma history!"
She said while Shannon's opponent has the "backing of Beltway insiders," Shannon has "the passion and experience We the People need in Washington. As the former Speaker he can stand proud on his record of fighting for conservative legislation that directly benefited the lives of Oklahomans by lowering taxes, cutting government waste, and breaking the cycle of poverty by encouraging entrepreneurial self-reliance as the proven path to prosperity."
"We are suffering from a lack of conservative vision. I believe we desperately need leaders with deep convictions who will fight—and win—the battles for conservative policies," Shannon told Palin, who wrote that "We can also rest assured that T.W. will bring to D.C. the integrity and moral compass he acquired growing up attending Bethlehem Baptist Church and teaching Sunday School."
The on March 18th an astounding turnaround in the polls commenced :http://atr.rollcall.com/outside-group-poll-shows-tightening-oklahoma-senate-primary/
“A poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of Oklahomans for a Conservative Future, an outside group backing Shannon, found the state speaker cutting into the early GOP primary lead of Rep. James LankfordLankford, who is the favorite to fill the remaining two years of Coburn’s term, led with 37 percent, followed by Shannon with 28 percent and former state Sen. Randy Brogdon with 7 percent.”
Thus the polls went from the leader James Lankford with a seemingly impregnable lead
to a 27 point turnaround: 

Lankford  54% Shannon 18% Lankford +36 to:
Lankford  37% Shannon 28% Lankford + 9

Then, and prior to Governor Palin appearing at an upcoming and well publicized rally (with Senator's Cruz and Lee ) for Shannon, a poll appeared on April 23rd; “T.W. SHANNON OPENS UP 10-POINT LEAD IN GOP OK SENATE PRIMARY

Conservative Oklahoma Senate candidate T.W. Shannon has opened up a 10-point lead after trailing Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) by 35 points just two months ago in the race to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK). That represents a net swing of 45 points in Shannon's favor.The poll found that Shannon leads Lankford 42% to 32%, and 63% of Oklahomans view Shannon, arguably the most conservative Speaker in the history of the nation's reddest state, favorably, as opposed to 6% that view him unfavorably. In February, 30% of Oklahomans viewed Shannon favorably while 4% did not."

Thus the polling history stood at:
Lankford 54% Shannon 18% Lankford +36
Lankford 37% Shannon 28% Lankford + 9
Lankford 32% Shannon 42% Shannon +10
Shannon, on current polling is just 8 points behind  the 50% needed to avoid a runoff and to go straight into the November elections as the almost certain next senator from Oklahoma. If he does he too could join Senator Cruz in saying “I would not be where I am today if it were not for Governor Sarah Palin”



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

History Of The McCain-Palin 2008 Campaign In Campaign Button Imagery


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Apart from the usual methods of researching past presidential campaigns, old newspapers and videos of television adverts and speeches the buttons and badges, flags and banners and all the other campaign associated ephemera help to give a broader overview. There are an army of campaign button collectors with their own conventions and magazines and serious avenues for campaign items exists at various museums and universities.

This is an outstanding site for political buttons auctions.Type in the name of any candidate e.g. Lincoln and recent auction images etc. will come up
http://www.anderson-auction.com/default.aspx

USAmerican.com has an excellent sales site at:
http://usamericana.com/store.html?cat=8

Political Collectors.com
http://politicalcollectors.com/archive/political-collectors-archive/archive_c175/

American Political Items Collectors
http://apic.us/

LORI FERBER AUCTIONS
http://www.loriferber.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=sarah+palin

Ron Wade Buttons
http://ronwade.freeservers.com/index.html

In fact campaign items can bring some of the passions,excitement and color that the usual media can't quite express. Buttons show what images of the candidates their teams thought had best impression making and, quite interestingly, what slogans resonated best with supporters and the wider public. In fact a study of a campaigns buttons can often show the progress of slogans for example, in the McCain buttons "Country First" clearly starts off as the main theme and then "Experience Counts" becomes a major theme as the campaign progressed.

The McCain-Palin campaign of 2008 had some unique aspects. Having the first female GOP Vice-presidential candidate for a start. Palin is unique in VP campaign ephemera for having a mass of buttons dedicated solely or mostly to her, about 120 supportive alone at current count. Only Geraldine Ferraro has anywhere near the amount about 15 pro and 1 anti buttons. LINK: https://www.google.com/search?q=Ferraro+for+vice-president+buttons&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=rEDGUqv7M8OGkQX-poGgCQ&ved=0CFgQsAQ&biw=973&bih=647
One could search in vain for a mass of  Dole or Sparkman  (here's the only ones I could find) or Mondale for Vice-president buttons (surprisingly the unheralded Bill Miller is second only to Ferraro) but, as the posts at this site show there is a mass of Palin for Vice-president buttonsPaul Ryan Atlas Shrugged"FORWARD WITH SPARKMAN" vice-presidential candidate litho button
Hendricks-Grover Cleveland's VP


 Barkley-Truman's VP


 Extremely rare-Taft's VP J. Sherman



         



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There are, which is absolutely unique, a mass of anti-Palin buttons which shows the genuine concern about her from the Democrat campaign and also the very real passions her campaign brought up.

For those who would wish to see other posts about campaign items there is the post on the quite beautiful art nouveau Alton B. Parker campaign LINK  http://tiny.cc/wz1m7w, the almost forgotten John W. Davis campaign 
LINK http://tiny.cc/l11m7w
 and the hapless but fascinating 
LINK  http://tiny.cc/uk2m7w McGovern campaign with some of its "hippy" imagery which foreshadowed the Obama 2008 campaign.




Herschel Johnson, vice-presidential candidate with Stephen Douglas 1860
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/government-politics/herschel-johnson-1812-1880
Joseph Lane vice-presidential candidate with Southern Democrat John Breckinridge 1860
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Lane






Extremely rare 1864 John Cochrane button vice-presidential candidate for Radical Republican party's John Fremont both of whom withdrew before the election as the Union army gained the ascendancy
http://www.nytimes.com/1864/06/01/news/cleveland-convention-gen-fremont-nominated-for-president-john-cochrane-new-york.html



Grants VP Schuyler Colfax 


Adendum:
.Palin For President 2012 Buttons

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Palin For President 2016 Buttons

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ADDENDUM; THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE FROM COMMERCIAL CAMPAIGN SPECIALITY STORES AND IT IS NOT KNOWN HOW MANY ACTUALLY WERE IN PUBLIC CIRCULATION DURING THE 2008 CAMPAIGN;















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SARAH PALIN FOR VICE-PRESIDENT 2008 IMAGERY, PALIN IMAGERY ALONE, OR WORDING WITH NO IMAGERY ON McCAIN-PALIN  OR PALIN BUTTONS


Final Bid(Includes Buyers Premium):$195.8
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Final Bid (Includes Buyers Omama Premium):$157.3Number of Bids:5

Going Rogue:Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$108.9Number of Bids:6


























OUTSTANDING AND RARE HOCKEY IMAGERY $100 VALUATION

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THE SARAH PALIN 2008 LIPSTICK VOGUE BUTTON COLLECTION LINK

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From the Historical Collectors Edition 2008 Governor Palin Biography Magazine
THERE ARE 40 PAGES OF COMMERCIALLY CREATED PALIN AND McCAIN PALIN BUTTONS WHICH MAY HAVE NOT BEEN USED IN THE CAMPAIGNS BUT ARE
VIEWABLE AT THIS LINK
AND 86 PAGES AT THIS LINK
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"War on a Woman" Buttons
In all presidential elections in American history I can find, after extensive research, only 13 campaign buttons attacking a vice-presidential candidate. The earliest images date from 1968 with two attacking Nixon's running mate Spiro Agnew. 

It would appear that from George Washington to Lyndon Johnson no VP candidate was considered worth attacking and in this manner, and since LBJ, only about a dozen attack buttons were reproduced-that is until Sarah Palin was picked as John McCain's running mate in 2008.

I reproduce below the, so far fifty five 2008 buttons attacking Governor Palin-four times the number of buttons attacking every VP candidate in the entire history of presidential campaigns on the evidence too date. There have been a considerable further items produced in 2012 simply for the possibility she might run for the presidency in that year.

The left, the Democratic party and their supporters in the main stream media, Blogs and journals have been relentlessly pushing the supposed "Republican war on women" meme which is gathering momentum in view of the presumed presidential run by Hillary Clinton and some extreme statements by a small minority of GOP candidates. That such a campaign is the height of utter hypocrisy is clearly seen by the unprecedented war on Governor Palin by all those aspects of the left. How such blatant hypocrisy can be presented to the public is a mystery which can only be solved by viewing the lefts adherence to the truth as something of a myth.

A glance at the vehemence, hatred and frankly disgusting misogynism at play in these campaign images would be enough by itself to explode the leftist Alinskyite campaign. If the left shouts "Republican war on women" then the simple counter is "Democrats five year war on Palin" and referring them to these images. 

These images are of course only a tiny part of the massive campaign that was, and still is, waged against Palin. Apart from buttons there have been disgusting T-shirts, costumes banners, pornographic videos, poster against her and her family.

There can be only one reason for this campaign of hate against someone the left calls "irrelevant" whilst waging unrelenting hatred against her and that is, surely, that she is seen as a threat. The media was massively invested in Barack Obama, and the shock of Palin's 2008 vice-presidential nomination speech at the GOP convention set the left off in a frenzy never seen before in the history of a presidential campaign.

The images below, which range from a mad Palin baying at the moon, to a button so biased (a recent "Whities" button reproduced below) that it was only done in a limited edition with examples selling at auction for $261.

Palin is depicted, variously, as a vampire, a madwoman, a cannibal, a "cougar" and a pig amongst numerous other aspects of the fevered leftist imagination. Here is the true imagery of the "war on women" and it is a collection of hatred which should shame any decent Democrat and shows the feminist left, who did nothing to stop it, in their true, biased light.



"This 4 inch celluloid by Brian Campbell has stirred up some controversy. One of just 27 made."


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The 13 campaign buttons attacking other V P candidates