El Nuevo Día has two live feeds of Obama’s visit to Puerto Rico. You can click here to watch them (remember, it will be mostly Spanish.) As I type, which is past noon there are thousands already in stream.
Obama’s activities that we will see during the live feed: His message from the air base, analysis and commentaries from journalists, his visit to La Fortaleza (Puerto Rico’s Governor’s mansion) and his departure. So far, he will leave the island at 5:00 PM EST.
The president of the United States, Barack Obama, will have a brief visit to Puerto Rico and will deliver a message to the people of Puerto Rico at Muñiz Base, in the city of Carolina.
Afterwards, Obama will meet at La Fortaleza with the governor Luis Fortuño and the resident commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, to discuss several important issues like economy, status and energy policies.
From there, the President will depart to the Caribe Hilton Hotel where he will host a fundraiser for the DNC. He will leave Puerto Rico at around 4:30 PM.
The month of June has been so far quite revealing for Sarah Palin. Those of us who support any personal or political decisions that she may make have seen unprecedented harassment by the media with literal and personal persecution. The latter ended in a futile attempt to find anything significant. Now the eggs’ on their faces and their conclusions are positive but the frustration is still lingering there.
Now we have John Ziegler, who is another member of the media and decided to jump in and join the party when the lights were turning off. He wrote a piece at The Daily Caller that I read online and printed it out to make sure that I didn’t misinterpret anything, and to figure out what the heck was wrong with this picture. I also read his preëmptive responses to any criticisms that he knew were coming.
I was patient, and waited throughout the day for reactions across the line of many other Palinistas and the usual “haters”; some have a lot more passion than others, but I have learned to sit back and see both arguments play out. I did the same thing with Palin’s emails as a governor. Am I adopting the same tactic of “wait and see” behavior that Sarah has displayed constantly? Perhaps. Why? It usually works out in her favor. Besides, I learn a lot every day and I enjoy the process.
As I read and reviewed Ziegler‘s article, I felt quite “boxed in.” Encapsuled by feelings of turmoil, left out of the loop and financially compromised, John Ziegler attempts to lash out at the Palins (but made sure to write that” Todd is great, Todd is good.”) J0hn Ziegler did defend Sarah Palin to the best of his ability but unfortunately overreached. In my opinion Sarah realized this, and pushed him away at some point. The “bunker mentality” phrase to describe an apparent emotional change in Governor Palin’s behavior, if true, would not surprise me at all. It’s been three years. It does go in different ways: Ziegler felt boxed in, liked it, and didn’t want to get out.
In other words, after his “Media Malpractice” documentary, he realized that it did not rehabilitate nor help to build back up Sarah Palin’s image to the media the way he expected so he went beyond what I consider professional and personal boundaries. For reference, read his piece. Self-explanatory.
What caught my attention was his quote, “You have to know, you can’t beat Obama in 2012. The media won’t let you. They won’t let him lose and the narrative about you is too negative to correct in three-and-a-half years.” If I was in her shoes and just went through all the turmoil from the past elections, I’d think, “Why would a member of the media to tells me something like this? What does this mean, that he thinks I am running for President? We just lost the elections, goshdarnit!” If everybody was in stunned silence it wasn’t because he “knows how politicians think,” it was because none of the Palins nor her staff had a 4-year agenda ahead in their minds; their priority was Alaska.
Throughout his piece John Ziegler points out over and over the narrative of what he did for Sarah, the efforts to defend Sarah-only she did not ask him for any of this, nor her staff or any supporters. This was all on his own, and he acknowledges so. Instead of attracting attention to what he thought was right, it backfired.
Now in comes “The Undefeated,” which is a professional work that Mr. Stephen K. Bannon, that he financed to the tune of $1 million dollars and is having an incredible positive feedback from top conservative figures-not to mention that Sarah “was blown away” at the raw clip she watched-and that did it for Ziegler.
He officially jumped ship (as in, came out) and now he’s created another website called “The Sarah Palin I Know” with exclusive emails, and promising more information in the near future. He absolutely believes he’s been betrayed and now flirts with the Republican establishment as a kingmaker. Ziegler believes that Tim Pawlenty is the candidate that can beat Barack Obama. Sarah Palin was a true kingmaker these past November elections (click to see great US map with breakdown). There’s two things that he is not considering, because he can’t see them: One, history can repeat itself, and polls so far are quite telling-given that Palin has not declared that she’s gonna run for the presidency, and is currently second to Romney, the frontrunner.
In business as well as in politics, there’s a visible line and the line that everybody attempts to cross-to get close to a person or to stomp all over him/her. John Ziegler has done both, and he believes he can get away the second time around.
- Palin, CNN, and John Ziegler (And Why he is Scientifically Wrong about Everything) (via Poll Insider) (loopyloo305.wordpress.com)
- Palin, CNN, and John Ziegler (And Why he is Scientifically Wrong about Everything) (via Poll Insider) (via My Blog) (wdednh.wordpress.com)
- John Ziegler Expose´ Reveals Todd Palin Approached Him To Work For Sarah Palin 2012 Campaign (mediaite.com)
- Ziegler: Palin can’t beat Obama (hotair.com)
Nothing new when it comes to President Obama (or any US President for that matter) and all the international trips have proven the extra security that always brings me back to the trips of India and Ireland.
The Police chief stated that the call was received at about 3:00 PM yesterday, and it went straight to the Headquarters of Tactical Operations in San Juan and informed that this matter was turned over directly to the Secret Service.
Figueroa Sancha’s statements happened when he toured along with thirteen regional commanders of Puerto Rico‘s Police on any possible routs that Obama may take, from US Muñiz National Guard Airbase towards Fortaleza and Caribe Hilton Hotel, where Obama will hold several fundraising activities for his re-election.
UPDATE: Puerto Rico’s Police Chief cleared the air, and no such death threat is dismissed at this point:
The Superintendent of the Police, José Figueroa Sancha, cleared today that “there’s no real death threats against the president of the United States, Barack Obama.”
“After an anonymous phone call received on Friday afternoon, the Secret Service as well as the police“Luego de la llamada anónima recibida el viernes en la tarde, tanto el Servicio Secreto como la Policía, investigated the matter and we corroborated that it had no merits to it” This was the Superintendent’s press release.
He’s after the Hispanic vote (at least from Florida, because he can’t really get any support from Puerto Rico-after all, they can’t vote for him.) I will upload some propaganda that’s all over possible areas that Obama may use. Nobody knows which road(s), avenues, streets and so forth. All that the whole island knows is that he will attend an event at the Caribe Hilton hotel and will discuss economic policy, plus get his donations from prominent Democrats in the island, and hit the road at about 5:00 PM EST.
It is significant that Obama visits Puerto Rico, because the last president to do so was JFK.
- Puerto Rico Gets First Presidential Visit In 50 Years (npr.org)
- Puerto Rico Gets First Presidential Visit In 50 Years (npr.org)
- Barack Obama Will Travel To Puerto Rico (thepalinexpress.wordpress.com)
- Statement from Pedro Pierluisi Regarding Obama’s Trip To Puerto Rico (thepalinexpress.wordpress.com)
- Death Threats To President Obama On His Trip To PR (thepalinexpress.wordpress.com)
- Obama courting Puerto Ricans at home and abroad (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- An Open Letter to President Obama On His Visit to Puerto Rico (juliorvarela.com)
- Obama goes in quest of Hispanic votes (politico.com)
This is poll-worthy. I have never conducted a poll before, but is interesting that I haven’t seen one around in the blogosphere that I know of. So here it goes. Someone (or some organization) has fed the media with some bait; they’re fishing for anything that could damage Sarah Palin.
There’s two things I want to throw out there. One: If Sarah Palin does the media rounds, what are they gonna ask her? I mean, they got all the answers already!Two: Will the final GOP official candidate (if it’s not Sarah) get the same
In an attempt from the media to regain their credibility after disastrous years they have taken a Carthusians‘ gown and bestowed themselves with a vow of silence. A vow to stay away from anything Palin during the whole month of February-the shortest month of the year. As easy as quitting smoking, cold turkey.
Yeah, yeah, Obama has nothing to do with this…that we know of. Progressives’ ammo in Alaska and nationwide is running out, and his call to civility and avoid political rhetoric that he asked for in Arizona hasn’t stopped His Loyal Servants from tossing false information.
So let the Washington Post lead the way, to start on February 1st. Will they make it to the 28th? Or does this apply (conveniently) to just Dana Milbank and not the other media outlets?
The Post has picked up the call initiated this morning by Post columnist Dana Milbank, adding a Twitter link on the column page. The link generates a message to be sent from a Twitter member’s page that reads, “I’m making February a Palin-free month. Will you join me?”
The Post added the Twitter link to Milbank’s column this afternoon, several hours after running and pulling a Washington Post online poll about boycotting Sarah Palin news coverage. The poll initially accompanied The Post’s Milbank op-ed but was pulled within hours of publication at WashingtonPost.com.
The poll, which questioned Post readers whether they would support a Palin news boycott, received the support of eighty percent of approximately 450 votes cast.
“Post columnist Dana Milbank has pledged not to write anything about Sarah Palin for one month. Would you pledge not read or watch coverage of Palin for one month?”
Yes: 70%; I’ll try: 10%; No: 20%.
- Take The Palin Pledge (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Columnist calls for ‘Palin-free February’ (upi.com)
- Go Palin-Free in February (feministphilosophers.wordpress.com)
- A Palin-Free February? (andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com)
- Washington Post Organizes News Boycott of Sarah Palin; Starts Twitter Campaign Against GOP Star (bigjournalism.com)
- Columnist proposes Feb. as “Palin-free month” (seattlepi.com)
- WaPo’s Dana Milbank Suggests To His Media Cohorts A Sarah Palin-Free Month (mediaite.com)
- Washington Post Now Not Even Trying To Hide Its Hatred Of Sarah Palin (legalinsurrection.blogspot.com)
- WaPo columnist: Hey, let’s make February “Nobody Write About Palin Month” (hotair.com)