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It’s Time to Defend the American Dream

Defending the American Dream is this weekend! It's not too late.

It’s that time of year again. Each Fall,   the Americans for Prosperity,  sponsor the Defending the American Dream Summit, and the #Dream11 event is on for this weekend in Washington, DC.

If you’ve never been, you are in for a treat!  Many of the presidential candidates will be there, along with some of the greatest conservative minds ever assembled.

This year’s lineup of CONFIRMED speakers include:

● Mark Levin, Radio Host

● Herman Cain, Businessman and GOP presidential hopeful

● Mitt Romney, GOP presidential hopeful

● Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst

● Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City

● Jonah Goldberg, New York Times best selling author

● Dinesh D’Souza, Best selling author

● Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, U.S. House of Representatives

● Andrew Breitbart Conservative commentator and author

● Carly Fiorina, former CEO Hewlett-Packard

● Ken Cuccinelli Virginia Attorney General

● Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, U.S. House of Representatives

● Rep. Andy Harris, U.S. House of Representatives

● Rep. Mike Pompeo, U.S. House of Representatives

● Ann McElhinney Conservative film maker

● James O’Keefe, Conservative film maker

● Bob Bowdon, Conservative film maker

● John Fund, American Spectator

● Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform

● Tim Phillips, AFP Foundation President

● Phil Kerpen, AFP Foundation, VP for Policy

 

Dream Summit Speakers Include

 

Also check out the agenda, here, complete with various tracks, so you can get exactly what you are most interested in!

Be sure to register here or if you live in North Carolina, check with the AFPNC group to see if they have space left on their buses and make sure they will be rolling from your area.

The NC bus information is here.  Please call the NC AFP to make sure it’s not too late at 919-839-1011.  Be sure to ask if they can get you a hotel room.

Riding the bus is the very best financial deal and you will have fun talking with your free market friends along the way.  New friends quickly become old friends by the end of the trip.

There are special activities for each state, too.

KCC will be there, as she has at every past Summit, blogging away, bringing it back to those who won’t be able to be there.  Trust us.  There is nothing like being there!   Plus, you’ll be back in time for election day as most of the NC buses only stay Friday night.

KCC is providing her own transportation, which includes a mixture of Amtrak and aircraft, so she can come and go the exact hours she needs to, without having to drive.  But, the bus is loads of fun, too, as your blogger can attest!  The NC AFP staffers take very good care of their passengers and make sure any special needs are taken care of.

If you have a twitter account, follow the hashtag #Dream11 to keep up with the latest and to add your thoughts, too.  People around the globe will be following you.  KCC tweets at http://twitter.com/katys so be sure to follow.   Remember, it’s @katys

More to come from Washington, beginning Thursday evening.  REMEMBER, THIS IS THE GROUP THAT OBAMA “WARNED” US ABOUT.

Right Online Saturday Morning General Session: Streamed LIVE! (Updated)

The Right Online Saturday morning General Session is being streamed LIVE!  If you cannot be here, watch the fun unfold  at Katy’s Conservative Corner.  We are working with Americans For Prosperity to bring Right Online to your home and office.  The event begins at 9 a.m. Central, 10:00 Eastern.

Enjoy!

 

The lineup today, though subject to change, includes:

Erick Erickson of Red State Spoke to Saturday morning's General Session

Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN)
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN)
Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS)
Michelle Malkin – Author, Blogger, and Commentator
Jason Lewis – Author and Radio Host
John FundThe Wall Street Journal
S.E. Cupp – Author and Conservative Commentator
Ed Morrissey - HotAir.com
Erick Erickson – RedState.com
Guy Benson - Townhall.com

Michelle Malkin kept the crowd laughing!


Undefeated: The Sarah Palin Documentary

Movie Poster for The Undefeated

MINNEAPOLIS    Andrew Breitbart introduced “Undefeated: The Sarah Palin Documentary” at Right Online Friday night.  He told his audience that this film is about fighting back against the mainstream media and the hard left.  ”I am nothing compared to Sarah Palin”, he continued.

“I have been through nothing compared to what Sarah Palin has been through.”  She is strong and she can light up everything.  She can go to a town of 25,000 people and get 50,000 to show up.   I’m not a woman but when I saw this film, I felt like a woman, Breitbart continued.

Her child Trig became a target. Because she took photos with him, Breitbart told viewers that it became okay to go after a special needs child.  He added that “the RNC sat on the sidelines and let all this happen, back in 1998.”

“She took on the corrupt Alaska Republican Party and seemingly every Democrat in Alaska was behind her. Today the mainstream media won’t report it.  They don’t discuss her past and how courageous and popular she was and is.  They just kick her in the rib cage”, added Breitbart.

He’s glad that other Tea Party people like Michele Bachmann are standing up for her.

She is not a national joke, but rather a national icon and an American Icon!

“This film will hit the media like a nuclear bomb because it is the truth. People tried to correlate the Gabby Giffords shooting to Sarah Palin, in yet another nutty attempt to bring the Governor down.”

Undefeated Shows How Sarah Palin took on the establishment and won.

Director Steve Bannon added, “This version is not the final version.  The version going to theaters will be PG-13 but this is the Unrated version.  The music will be different.”

The opening montage is fast paced and disgusting, filled with liberal rants from Hollywood icons using the “f” word as Gov. Palin’s middle name.  The term “retard” is used by supposedly tolerant liberals about young Trig,  and she’s further deemed a “media whore”.

The unrated version is truly shocking in its first few minutes.  Prior to the screening, children and all under 18 were asked to leave the room.

Opening credits state that the film is inspired by her book “Going Rogue“.

She starts out by discussing the Exxon Valdez.   It was a night mare scenario she says. Her husband, Todd, used the word “heartbreaking” as the land and the sea are sacred to the state’s natives.  It was an economic and social disaster and would change Alaska forever.

Palin said, “Banks reposed scores of commercial fishing vessels.  Divorces, alcohol abuses and suicides soared.  I was a young mother to be.   I hadn’t planned on running for office but looking back, I could see how that tragedy planted a seed in me.”

The film then turned to the corruption that was rampant in the Republican party, especially in leadership positions in the 1980s and 1990s.  The filmmakers documented the history of corruption in politics since then,  until Palin changed everything.  Then-Oil and Gas Commissioner Palin went public with this corruption, standing up in the face of opposition in her own party, she took on powerful people.  The film calls her “right and courageous”.

According to the film,

she gave up her six figure salary in the process and earned praise from everyone but those in the Republican high command.  She even took on corrupt Governor Frank Murkowski who didn’t take kindly to being crossed.

The two-term Wasilla mayor tossed her hat into the ring and took on Gov. Murkowski and his machine.  The film once again used the term courage as she worked hard to get her message out in the primary election.  It was “I can get things done”.  She knew a lot about oil and gas and she wanted to take care of Alaskans and their constitution.  Further, she knew how to pull “from both sides of the aisle”.

At 42, she became Governor. Her inaugural speech was an “Alaska first” speech interweaving spiritual metaphors with God’s blessings into verbal imagery about the state’s beauty and greatness.

She took on big oil, like ExxonMobile and other oil giants.  Their M.O. is to tie up the state with litigation by threatening to sue, Palin stated in the film.

Palin continued “We know our way to the courthouse, too.”  Palin forced companies with drilling rights to actually drill.   She took the popular term “drill, baby, drill” to heart.  In short, Mrs. Palin wanted to make sure Alaskans got a fair shake.

Undefeated continues into much more detail, which viewers will enjoy in their local theaters.

Though it sounds like a cliche’, Palin is certainly a maverick.  She is tougher than most men and has the admiration of many, including this blogger.  Before the screening, KCC had no idea of all the “stuff” that Palin had been through.

Mrs. Palin has been a great help to her constituents in Alaska with her expertise in energy.  She says that “People in this country don’t have an energy problem.  We have an energy crisis.”  The film interviews people who believe it is important where our oil and gas comes from.

60% comes from overseas in often unfriendly nations.  Producing our own oil helps create American jobs.  Palin believes in the Natural gas pipeline, that would run from Alaska to the lower 48.  Apparently Alaska is loaded with natural gas.  She says the nation will look to Alaska and away from dirty burning coal.

By this time, her approval rating in Alaska had soared to 80%, a number, the film says, is unheard of among statewide officials.

The final portion of the film deals with her selection for Vice President by nominee, Senator John McCain.

Many conservatives needed a reason to vote for the ticket.  Instead of holding their noses to vote for McCain, they rationalized it as casting a vote for Sarah Palin for Vice President.

She declared she was just an average hockey mom who signed up for the PTA.

Check out reviews here and here.  Check out what Andrew Breitbart’s Big Hollywood has to say. It will shock you.

This woman deserves better.  It’s tough standing up, often alone.  Sarah Palin is an inspiration to this blogger, whether or not she runs for President!  Meanwhile, try to catch her on her national tour, if you can.

NOTE: RightOnline, now in its 4th year, is a conference sponsored by the Americans for Prosperity.  It is held yearly in the same city as its liberal counter part, NetRoots Nation.  Right Online teaches newbies and veterans alike how to be more effective online.

Your blogger loves the Americans for Prosperity and enjoys being active with them in North Carolina and nationally. Be sure to check out the AFP in NC.

The Roots of Ronald Reagan’s Ambition

Wall Street Journal editorialist, John Fund, says Ronald Reagan was inspired by a book he  read age 11.  The book was an inspiring novel.

When Reagan was 11, his mother gave him an inspirational novel called “That Printer of Udell’s,” the story of a young man who combines a belief in “practical Christianity” with Horatio Alger-like grit.

Read the rest of John Fund’s piece here.  Fund is a favorite of this blogger and she sees him occasionally, at events in Washington.  She hopes he will visit the bloggers room at CPAC, which begins on Thursday.

Hat Tip: GofaNC