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Politics & Power

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Governor Palin Holds Court and Actor Jon Voight Blasts President Obama at G.O.P. Fundraiser

After much speculation about whether the Alaskan Governor and former candidate for Vice President would or would not attend a fundraising event for House and Senate Republicans, Sarah Palin stole the show on Monday. The woman who many see as the frontrunner for the 2012 Republican nomination for President was greeted by 2,000 cheering Party faithful as she strolled across the stage with keynote speaker and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

The event, which raised nearly $14.5 million to support the G.O.P. effort to retake the House and Senate in 2010 featured speakers from Party officials to big name supporters such as event M.C., actor and outspoken conservative Jon Voight who took the opportunity to blast the current administration. During his remarks he asked listeners; “Are we supposed to be sitting and waiting, watching for the possibility of a new holocaust? Who’s going to take the responsibility to keep Israel safe?” He continued; “I’ll tell you why this really scares the hell out of me. Because everything Obama has recommended has turned out to be disastrous.” Voight went on to state that the country that was once “the great power for good” in the world is becoming now a “weak nation” under the Obama administration. The comments from the actor indicated that the rhetoric from some within the G.O.P. in the upcoming mid-term election will likely attempt to play on Americans’ fears and an “Us vs. Them” world view.

The highlight for most attendees though seemed to be the opportunity to meet and speak with Sarah Palin. Throughout the event news cameras remained focused on the table where Governor Palin and her husband Todd sat. During a break for dinner a crowd gathered around the table with people eager to meet and have photos taken with Palin. Despite the presence of numerous Party heavyweights including Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele at other tables the Palin table was the one table that drew a crowd. Palin did not speak at the event but there was little doubt that she was the focus of attention for the majority of Party supporters in attendance.

With the mid-term elections now less than 18 months away we can expect to see more of these events from both Democrats and Republicans. As the key players for both parties develop their strategies to win the hearts and minds of American voters it will be interesting to watch and see how the rhetorical tone changes and which players ultimately drive the debate in 2010 and on into 2012. Likely much of the discussion will be determined by the success or failure of the current administration’s plans for the nation.

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Have You Been Downsized Due to Outsourcing?

For several years now we have listened to some within the business community tell us that America can't compete on a global scale unless they send our jobs overseas where they can be done cheaper. The question becomes, if we don't have good paying jobs here, how can we sustain our own economy? We want to hear from you. Have you lost your job? Have you been forced into a lower wage job due to outsourcing? Has outsourcing been a success for you? Did you end up in a better job?

Tell us your story so we can make sure the politicians see how outsourcing really impacts the workers who are backbone of America. Send your story to stories@reform-america.net





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