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New documentary film on Palin

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by wireguy, Jun 6, 2011.

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  1. wireguy

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    A review of THE UNDEFEATED

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=43961


    "The Undefeated:" Documentary Seeks to Reset Conventional Wisdom on Palin
    by Tony Lee
    06/06/2011



    Conventional wisdom says that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will not run for President. It also assumes that because Palin is widely known, so too is her record, past accomplishments, and life story.

    A documentary titled "The Undefeated" will serve as the great reset button, resetting the conventional wisdom about Palin, her record, and the assumptions that have been made about her regariding her 2012 intentions.

    The movie will debut next month in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, coincidentally the states that hold the first four 2012 GOP nominating contests.

    The film's director, Stephen K. Bannon, made the film independently of the Palin's, and told HUMAN EVENTS that he took on the project and financed the film himself because he saw it as a “good commercial venture.”

    During the better part of the year that Bannon spent putting the film together, he managed to make the project leak-proof by working on weekends and holidays and asking for and obtaining copious amounts of information on the film’s topics. Nobody was able to even infer that a project about the Palin's was in the works.

    While making the film, Bannon said that what he found most surprising about Palin was how she never really publicly spoke of her record of reform in Alaska.

    “I think that’s because her parents raised her to not brag about her accomplishments,” Bannon said.

    I was one of the first people Bannon screened the film, and my impression after watching the film was that Bannon was acting as her de facto speechwriter.

    To me, “The Undefeated” is a conventionally unconventional stump speech, and an opening act of what may be a presidential campaign.

    The first part of the film is mostly biographical, and focuses on Palin’s humble roots. It also details how Alaska has commercially grown, and the impression I took away was that Alaska is really a big exurb.

    The film then chronicles how Palin took on the Alaska “good old boy” establishment and won in the political and policy arenas.

    “The Undefeated” laboriously details how Palin grasped issues involving energy, particularly regarding the oil and gas pipeline, in Alaska. There are parts of the film that are so wonky and policy heavy that it leaves the viewer to think of how Palin could be a dummy and still master these complex subjects.

    The film then highlights Palin’s fantastic 2008 convention speech and the way the liberal establishment tried to take her down after that night.

    After the 2008 election, Palin had to swat one frivolous lawsuit after another away, and Bannon portrays a figure who was looking bankruptcy in the eyes due to the enormous legal feels that were being imposed on her while being hamstrung from doing her job of effectively governing Alaska. Bannon portrays Palin as someone who resigned so that Alaska would not take a step back.

    The last part of the movie deals with how Palin became the face of the Tea Party movement in the lead up to the historic 2010 midterm elections.

    The movie’s last act is titled “From here, I can see November.”

    I took away five distinct points from the movie.

    First, this movie will reaffirm what Palin supporters like about her while presenting a solid case to those who may be on the fence about Palin that she cannot only be a strong executive but that she can and has had a history of winning over independents in the political and policy fronts.

    Second, should Palin enter the presidential contest, her path to the nomination may eerily resemble her path to Alaska’s governorship. In Alaska, Palin resigned from the Oil and Gas commission, defeated an incumbent establishment governor of her party for the nomination, and then went on to win the general election. Should she enter the 2012 contest it would be after she resigned from Alaska’s governorship, and she would have to defeat the GOP establishment -- hellbent on throwing tacks and obstacles in her path at all costs -- to get the nomination.

    Third, Palin’s anti-establishment nature resembles Reagan. Two of the most powerful moments of the film come when conservative Andrew Breitbart basically implies that the Washington GOP establishment machine is full of soulless cookie cutter types. Even more powerful is when influential conservative author and talk radio host Mark Levin compared Palin to Reagan, and how the same types of people who dismissed and hated Reagan are the ones that are cutting Palin down right now.

    Fourth, should Palin run, the movie offers a blueprint of what her opening argument will most likely be to voters. She will highlight her biography.

    “She represents some of incredible humble origins who has not been connected to the establishment through wealth, husband, social, or academic ties,” Bannon said.

    She will highlight her record of bipartisan, results-oriented reform in Alaska, wherein she accomplished more in half a term as governor than most governors accomplish in two terms.

    She will hang a proverbial lantern on her problem (being derided as a “quitter” or a “half-term governor”) by saying she had to resign to move Alaska forward.

    She will then imply that even though she did not have a formal title, she was able to affect change as a private citizen in the lead up to the 2010 midterm elections and how she is best positioned both stylistically and substantively to be the GOP’s nominee to fight President Obama and his liberal agenda in 2012.

    And as was evident during her week-long bus trip, Palin’s retail skills are phenomenal, and the movie hammers this point home.

    Fifth, the movie is heavy on themes of American exceptionalism. The implication is that Palin and Obama see two different versions of America, and Palin’s view of America, culturally and policy-wise, is the one that is worth restoring, reviving, and renewing to get America back on sound economic footing while also not losing sight of the enduring and exceptional characteristics that have and will make America, as Lincoln said, man’s last, best hope.

    Bannon says he is looking for the perfect venue that fits with the anti-establishment theme of the movie where he can debut his film to a mass and commercial audience in Iowa next month.

    Bannon is not sure if Palin is going to run for President, saying that decision rests with her and her family.

    “If she decides to run, everything about her campaign will be unconventional, she’ll keep her opponents off guard,” Bannon said. “She has the retail skills of a Bill Clinton, and she’ll make up rules as she goes along.”

    Bannon said he titled the film “The Undefeated” in part because Palin fights for “the values that she stands for and represents -- the American spirit that is found on the frontier -- and those values cannot be defeated.”

    The film ends with clips of Palin at what may go down as iconic rally in Madison, Wisconsin, in which Palin urged Republicans to “fight like a girl.” The last scene in the movie shows Palin looking into the camera at that rally and saying, “Mr. President, game on!”

    The movie’s ending, like the movie itself, seems more like the end of the beginning of something greater that’s coming on the horizon.
     
  2. wireguy

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    http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2011/06/06/the_left_hates_sarah_palin_and_paul_revere/page/2

    John Ransom
    John Ransom
    The Left Hates Sarah Palin and Paul Revere
    Email John Ransom | Columnist's Archive



    The Left Hates Sarah Palin and Paul Revere


    More importantly, Revere also acted as one of the main organizers of the warning systems that communities in New England used as a type of low-tech “emergency broadcast warning system.” These systems were perfected during the powder alarms.

    The systems included warning bells and alarm guns, as Palin implied when she said “by ringing those bells… to send those warning shots and bells.”

    Both bells and guns could be heard over long distances between New England towns.

    In response to this alarm system the British tried to quarantine Boston in order to prevent the activation of the alarms.

    That is why the patriots hung lanterns in the Old North Church. The lanterns would activate a system, created by Revere, of couriers, alarm bells and alarm guns that would warn that the “British were coming.”

    It’s clear by her remarks that Palin understood all this. Far from damning her, I’m impressed by her grasp of the details of Paul Revere, a rather neglected but important figure in American history.

    By contrast, if you asked a journalist to write about gender identity between the end of the French and Indian War and the shots at Lexington and Concord, they’d have no problem coming up with a few paragraphs on this worthless subject.

    But when it comes to writing about American history, they remain ignorant and clueless of even basics of how our country came into existence.

    New York Magazine admitted as much when they quoted the Washington Post as explaining that perhaps Sarah knew what she was talking about when she said that Revere was out warning the British that they were not going to succeed.

    “According to the Washington Post,” writes NYMag, “Palin appears to be referring to a part of the story in which Revere is detained by the British and warns them, while at gunpoint, that 500 American militiamen await in Concord. That segment isn't in the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, the layman's version of events, but it is in fact described elsewhere in historical accounts.”

    Not to be bothered picking up a real, historical account of Revere’s ride to check Palin’s accuracy, apparently the MSM only consulted the Longfellow poem. Since it wasn’t in the poem, it probably didn’t happen, they concluded.

    That’s an easy conclusion to come to when you have already negatively judged someone as the media has done to Palin. As one journalist confessed to me recently, there is real damage to objective reporting when you go to a story already knowing the “truth.”

    In the introduction to his book on Paul Revere, author Fischer says that multiculturalism and anti-patriotic fervor at universities combine to create “broad prejudices against patriotic events of every kind.”

    And apparently so too against patriotic persons of every type.

    Or at least those bitter patriots who cling to their religion and their guns, named Palin, Revere, Bachman, Cain, Romney, Paul, Pawlenty, etc, etc, amen.
     
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    Make sure to keep these tidbits in your head, for you will surely encounter many (if not most) people who will not know their history, and will believe anything that reporters tell them. These people are too lazy to check history out for themselves.
     
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    You know, I was just thinking that "President Palin" had a real nice ring...yes, even Reaganesque in its modest, humble grandeur.

    Palinius Augustus.
     
  5. GW22

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    Kit:

    Where do you live, my friend? I want to buy you a beer. Then bonk you over the head with the empty bottle :)

    -Gary
     
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    Hey Bud,

    I was just thinking about you. I found a pair of those yellow hospital socks with the little no-skid squares all over 'em that had fallen behind the washing machine.

    I'm savin' 'em for ya'.

    The Phantom
     
  7. SirMissalott

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    Like her or hate her at least she has the GUTS to say what the majority of the ingrained, good ole boy, inside the beltway, politicallt correct, sell us out for a vote, GOPer's won't say. As much as I don't think Trump is what we need he did at least say things that needed to be said without fear of OFFENDING anyone. We better come up with someone who has some courage or we'll be in for another 4 more years of socialism. I for one don't think our republic will take 4 more years of hope & change.
     
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    " And in a shout-out, gotcha type of question that was asked of me, I answered candidly. And I know my American history," she said."


    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/05/palin-didnt-mean-to-step-on-romneys-toes-during-campaign-rollout/#ixzz1OasZeDXG

    so now the question that was posed to her was a "gotcha type of question"??? LOL Here we go with the excuses. It was a simple question and she was stumbling to answer it. If she knew her answer was correct, she would had been a lot more confident. You can see she is still traumatized by the Katie Couric interview.
     
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    Go ahead serv, defend you hero that doesn't know how many states there are in the US, or the year he visits Winchester Cathedral

    He's a Putz
     
  10. GW22

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    Kit, LOL. You go ahead and save those socks and I will eat them as promised. Natural fibers only please, and I do get to wash them first. I also get to spread out the consumption over several days so I don't end up in the emergency room.

    -Gary
     
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    doggai--We are not gonna survive to many more years of the stupidity we have going on now before we end up like the other countries falling apart. Of course we will send out the monthly checks to all those 3rd world countries that would rather piss on us than help us. Using the "we will get by" attitude just don't cut it anymore.
     
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    Joe:

    They must had erased any mention of the former Soviet Union in the textbooks you were given in school LOL Tell everyone here how the US is turning into a socialist state like the former USSR. This should be good for some afternoon laughs. Maybe you need to hunker down in your basement, the KGB might be looking for you to throw into the gulag.
     
  13. slide action

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    How is the U.S. going to turn socialist--Let's see,Mandatory Socialized Health care, Subsidizing corporations with tax payer money, Social engeering(especially in education and the military), Accepting "internation law' in courts(make that ignoring constitutionasl law) or just twisting it to meet the liberal definition, "exempting" political leaders from the same restrictive regulations the "lower class" has to abid by, Rewriting history to put a false but liberal spin on it, making laws and red tape so restictive small buisness cannot survive, refusing to let us tap our own vast oil supplies thus ensuring our dependence on foreign oil, Putting more and more strain on social services by constantly giving more money to more and more "non producers" as well as illegal imigrants, and basicly trying to destroy anything that stems from moral Judo/Christian belief.I guess that'll do for a start!!!!
     
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