WASILLA, ALASKA and CROFTON, MARYLAND – Today, Brian Murphy, Republican Candidate for Governor of Maryland, received the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin. In endorsing Murphy, Governor Palin acknowledges the national implications of Maryland’s Gubernatorial Race.

“I’m honored to endorse Brian Murphy for Governor of Maryland. Brian is a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment commonsense conservative and a firm believer in the free market and the cause for energy independence. As a former energy industry executive and current small business owner, Brian has the private sector experience that is so lacking in government today. He knows how to incentivize industry to get our economy moving again. Together with his running mate for lieutenant governor, Mike Ryman, Brian will provide Maryland with principled and results oriented leadership.

Please join me in supporting Brian by visiting his website at and following him on Facebook and Twitter.”

In response to Palin’s endorsement, Murphy issued the following statement:

“I am humbled and honored to receive Governor Palin’s endorsement. Governor Palin has served her city, her state, her country, and her party with distinction. Governor Palin has always been led by principle, conviction and character. I look forward to working with her as we unify the Republican Party in Maryland, and around the country, on its core principles. Governor Palin’s endorsement is an honor and a privilege,” said Murphy.

Obama decries demagoguing while, well, demagoguing

As the granddaddy of political demagoguery, President Obama might have outdone himself with his recent admonition to political opponents not to “demagogue” the immigration issue.

A “demagogue” is “a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.” “Ah,” you say, “Obama is onto something here. Those who oppose his open-border policy are appealing to prejudice against immigrants instead of to rational argument.” Wrong.

Rather, those who support defending our borders believe in the rule of law and in law enforcement. The people of the United States — and Arizona in particular — have a rational interest in protecting their borders and in wanting to prevent illegal immigration. Though we’ve had immigration laws on the books for years, are Obama’s Democrats saying they are irrationally based — that anyone who wants to enforce these laws is prejudiced? That anyone throughout our history who favored controlling immigration was harboring racial prejudice?

It is Obama and many of his supporters who fall into the demagogue category by appealing to prejudices and fears in lieu of rational argument. Even in his invocation of the term “demagogue” to describe this issue, Obama himself is demagoguing. He must, because he has no reasonable arguments to justify his lawless policy.

Read more here.

Illegal and Driving Drunk Not a Threat?

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, although always on high alert for pro-lifers, ex-military and right wingers, apparently is less concerned about murders, beheadings, fatal car accidents, and other assorted attacks on personal safety inflicted on Americans by illegal immigrants.

Take for instance the squatter residing illegally in Virginia who killed a nun in Prince William County while drunk driving. A very thirsty Carlos Montano, who hangs around bars, not ice cream parlors, was soused and without a driver’s license when he took the life of Sister Denise Moiser.

Sister Mosier died and two other Benedictine nuns were severely injured on the way to a retreat because Carlos careened into their vehicle, killing one and sending the other two to the critical care unit.

Carlos Montano , a county resident, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving. Mr. Montano had been arrested two other times on drunken-driving charges, and on at least one of those occasions county police reported him to federal authorities. We have determined that he is in the country illegally. He has been arrested by Prince William County Police in the past, said police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

According to Perok, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is the largest investigative agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “was notified at the time of one of those arrests.” At the time of the fatal car crash, Montano “was in the deportation process and was out on his recognizance for court proceedings.”

Few would argue that Sister Denise was victimized, not only by involuntary manslaughter inflicted by Montano, but also by the incompetency of Obama administration policies. Rather than being protected by the federal government, the innocent are sitting ducks for an administration that puts the rights of illegal interlopers above the safety of American citizens.

Fatally injuring one nun and critically injuring the other two, Carlos was then “treated for injuries he received in the crash” on the taxpayers’ dime. After which menace-to-society-Montano was released into police custody.

The Montano/Mosier incident cost an innocent woman her life and “raises questions about the [DHS’s] policy of detaining only some illegal immigrants awaiting deportation.”


Barack Obama’s chief dogwasher Valerie Jarrett said that Barack Obama would be ready to “rule” by day one. At the time, one would hope that this was a slip-of-the-tongue. Turns out that it wasn’t. This should have been a huge red flag, a warning sign that we were about to anoint a ruling class in Washington, rather than elected representative officials. We should have known then that Jarrett was serving a rules, not a leader. These people would have little concept of what it is like to function in the private sector and an inherent disdain for free enterprise. Their love of government and ultimately their role within that government would be the driving force behind every decision and every policy. It is purely based on survival – these rulers know that their success is based on their ability to manipulate the government educated into believing that they need them in order to survive. Angelo Codevilla of the American Spectator can pick up where I’ve left off …

Today’s ruling class, from Boston to San Diego, was formed by an educational system that exposed them to the same ideas and gave them remarkably uniform guidance, as well as tastes and habits. These amount to a social canon of judgments about good and evil, complete with secular sacred history, sins (against minorities and the environment), and saints. Using the right words and avoiding the wrong ones when referring to such matters — speaking the “in” language — serves as a badge of identity. Regardless of what business or profession they are in, their road up included government channels and government money because, as government has grown, its boundary with the rest of American life has become indistinct. Many began their careers in government and leveraged their way into the private sector. Some, e.g., Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, never held a non-government job. Hence whether formally in government, out of it, or halfway, America’s ruling class speaks the language and has the tastes, habits, and tools of bureaucrats. It rules uneasily over the majority of Americans not oriented to government.

You could argue – I think accurately — that the Tea Party movement is a visceral reaction to this elitism, this ruling class. These politicians currently in Washington are synonymous with “big government” because they lived, eaten and breathed nothing but government since they were begat. They believe that we exist for the purpose of serving out government. Actually … I think that I found the perfect way to describe these people, and their ruler, several years ago: They believe that America’s greatness is centered on Washington DC and flows from government, not from the dynamic of a free people working and cooperating together in a system based on freedom, economic liberty and the rule of law.