Skip to comments.Exclusive–Palin: Congress Has America Caught Up in 'Endless Extortion Scheme'
Posted on 10/21/2013 9:33:31 PM PDT by Bratch
America is suffering from an epic case of Armageddon fatigue.
Budget showdown, government shutdown, debt ceiling debaclethe stakes are real but the establishment seems to feed off the chaos they create as a means to foment fear and outrage and translate it into campaign donations for themselves.
Look closely and youll see that something seismic is going on under the surface of the manufactured chaos in D.C.
Washington has morphed into an extortion racket, a place where members of the permanent political class threaten to inflict legislative and regulatory pain to extract campaign donations that they can then siphon into the pockets of themselves and their family members.
In a new book featured this Sunday on 60 Minutes titled Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets, Peter Schweizer explains how Washington politicians use a set of mafia-style legislative tactics to extort people and industries into donating to them out of fear of political and legal reprisals.
Schweizer interviewed former Chairman of Apache Corporation Ray Plank. Plank said campaign cash and lobbying contracts now function as protection money to keep lawmakers and regulators from going after you.
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BINGO! If Sarah writes this stuff hersel, she truly is Reaganesque. At least analytically, maybe better.
she’s got that right
I have wondered if she has her own personal Charles Schlesinger to write stuff for her- simply because it is so good.
Jurys still out but the style seems to be right in line and consistent with her off the cuff speaking and in person she sure seems to be able handle un rehearsed intellectual heavy lifting so I think it's probably her for real.
If not she sure knows how to pick the right talented advisers and listen to them which is even more important than writing ability.
Sarah has the all political talent of Bill Clinton with none of the dysfunction. She is one of the best natural politicians of her generation.
Yeah, she’s a girl.
How could she be that smart?
There’s no sexism in the statement.
Someone needs to deliver us from this evil. Conservatives need a united voice.
That wasn’t my point, but thanks for understanding.
I’d rather understand. What was your point? And I’m not being antagonistic.
Victim mentality is a leftist curse. Many pols (both boys and girls) deploy ghost writers.
How could she be that smart?
I'm more inclined to go with she's a Republican and a Politician, so how could se be that smart.
Being a girl, however, is a big problem for her and the main reason she is hated and ridiculed by the Democrats and the rest of the Professional Left in media, academia ...and so on..
She is everything that the Hillary Clintons and the rest of the femminazis of the world fancy themselves to be - but are not.
They are poseurs - Palin’s the real deal and all they aspire to be but are not. They know they never will be no matter how hard they try and it makes them crazy
RICO the leaders of both parties and all unions for starters
Posters that question Palin’s intelligence and political knowledge for what reason?
The whole article just screams Palin, it’s her style.
She is fiercely independent (which is one of the reasons she did not run for Prez last cycle), like Jim Robinson, and does not need anyone to write an article like this for her.
Plus you can bet she does a bunch of research, she understands very well about the book of which she speaks, and the interview with 60 minutes.
I’m sure when she runs for Office (Prez, VP, Senator who knows?) that she will have some writers, or maybe she does now, but the finished prouduct will be/is her.
There are those at this site that are here to undermine Sarah Palin, not that any of those on this thread are of that ilk but who knows?
Her degree is in journalism.
Rest assured she writes her own articles and columns.
The Cosa Nostra never really had a chance against the American political machine.
Sarah Palin’s degree is in journalism.
LOL at your first sentence...
(She did show us when in office in Alaska that she is not partisan when evil needs to be rooted out. I think she is a conservative first, then a Republican/Politician)
The rest of what you said...you betcha!
Perhaps that’s the reason many of those guys are democrats.
There were no FIVE families, there were SIX - that six being the Head Chairman: the U.S. Government which really is bigger than U.S. Steel!
I remember talking to Sarah Palin around Wasilla in 90’s, before she was even Mayor; we lived in Sutton back then. Her short reign as Governor was the most responsible government I ever have seen over my entire life. Granted, oil prices were high which enabled her to do good things that benefited all of Alaska; but her policies still rocked the Republican Party to it’s core up here, shame that it has all went back to normal since she has gone. I really believe she would beat Begich senseless. Could you all just imagine her shakin the Senate’s Tree in D.C.
Thanks for the first hand info, and your on site take on her great works in Alaska.
Oh yea....she’s shaking them up...getting them rattled....and hopefully with Cruz and Lee’s help get a bunch of them to roll out of DC.
Give ‘em the old Shake, Rattle and Roll Sarah!
Onyx my friend, thanks for the ping.
Sarah’s good nature fails to produce the nasty edge some deem essential to being successful and noteworthy.
Everything they throw at her ends up blowing apart in their faces. All the enemy has is each other, it’s political incest the way they go on and on.
Sarah Palin...living rent free in the heads of the “progressives”
Microsoft found out the hard way about this. They weren't donating politically until they were hauled before congress and threatened with being broken up as a monopoly. Then, they started contributing.
Eska is super fabulous!
Thanks so much for pinging me to Eska’s wonderful comments.
God bless and keep you both.
Need to vote out the bums and replace them with honest people—or people less corrupt. Sarah needs to run and so do a whole bunch of folks! Tea Party needs to morph into the Sons of Liberty and the Liberty Party. The Democrats would even pay for it! They would think it would do a Ross Perot and split the GOP Vote—but we can outfox these slow witted Liberals and turn the tables on them.
A Pussy Riot.
Once again, Sarah Palin is revealing that there are a lot of emperors wearing no clothes.
The current corrupt system pays very well. Reform will not emerge from the people who profit from it.
Sarah has a degree in journalism. I know a little journalism myself. What she has done with her degree is world class, Pulitzer material.
The Federal apparatus in DC from both parties is the greatest criminal enterprise in the history of the planet. They have a 3 trillion dollar a year revenue stream extorted from the productive class under threat of imprisonment and merely fight over who gets to control the take.
Only a lunatic would believe that DC will reform itself.
Lines are being drawn, it’s the DC apparatchiks and their propagandists in the press versus the American taxpayer.
Right now the marxists have the upper hand, but payback is right around the bend, and it will be swift brutal and merciless
That would be nice if there weren't so many libs and crooks in this country.
If the majority of libs believe as one brother-in-law does, no one but a lawyer is smart enough to run our government.
How in the hell can anybody with even 1 brain cell question Sarah's writing as her own op-eds, speeches, etc. considering her background and political accmplishments
Sheeesh, a bunch of liberal trolls pushing the establisgment/RINO line of propaganda.
But something I posted in 2010 and I got no feedback on and I am flummoxed about, is why the Tea Party has not focused their ire on them, and that is K-Street.
IMHO they are the Pimps in this Bordello that is Disney on the Potomac, why we are not shinning the antiseptic called sunlight on these Vampires is beyond me...
Yeah they said that about Madame Curie also.
Thank you Sarah for your courage and persistance in spreading the truth about the corruption in the ranks of the political class.
I’m a big Palin supporter, and I believe she does have Rebecca Mansour on staff for some of her writing—which is good and appropriate and the standard for pols writing such pieces and giving major speeches. Anyone who has followed Palin knows already that she has a steel-trap mind of her own, with a rare talent for getting to and grasping the core of an issue almost immediately. Further, she has a rare ability to boil it down and communicate it such that the common person can immediately grasp it as well. Those are just two bits to her extraordinary political talent IMO.
Is it sexist that the question of a writer only seems to come up with Palin? Yeah, probably.
That companies are pressured to pay protection money to both parties, weighted in difference by who’s in power, is not news—but it is an important piece in understanding our corrupt system.
It has to be!!!
My personal experience is that the Sarah detractors in the GOP tend to be overweight women.
It’s shameful that they would disparage our brightest hope for America such a lowly reason!
I never knew that about Humblegunner!
The bracelet instantly reminded me of “Wonder Woman”. Seems about right!
Frankly, it's irrelevant. If she has one or more writers/editors helping her with these articles, it's still being done with her words and voice; the writers and/or editors would just be there to polish and package.
I mean, more power to her if she does this without any help, but there's no insult to her intelligence or ability to assume she might have assistance with the finished product.
The reason ObamaCare was pushed through with such abandon: Congresscritter knew health-care lobbyist would be lined up 'round the block with sacks of cash - maneuvering for 'breaks' that would give their companies billions... A version of pay to play that's strangely legal.
It is FR polite to ping any FReeper you mention in a post, even if you are not directly addressing him.
I can also assure you that Gunner is definitely not an overweight woman.
1. The finished product of anyone who [wisely] hires a pro writer/ghost writer is STILL a product of that person. Obama very probably had little to do with the actual composing of "Dreams of my Father," but it still pretty accurately reflects Obama; it is most assuredly "his" book.
2. Listening to Palin speak off-the-cuff and reading her short facebook posts, it's pretty obvious to me that Palin writes her own stuff, and I know that Reagan wrote many if not all of his own speeches by hand, and pro speech writers tweaked and "perfected" them afterward. I read "Going Rogue" and bet that the pro writer who helped Palin with the book didn't have much editing/revising to do on the stuff Palin gave her. Palin is naturally a very good writer and indeed, LOTS of people are naturally good writers.
3. Someone can spell terribly, commit lots of typos, and misuse punctuation and grammar, and still be an excellent writer. Conversely, someone can spell perfectly, be meticulously clear of typos and grammatical errors, and still be a terrible writer.