Sarah Palin boldly, clearly and sharply articulated the stakes in the 2012 election on Saturday when she addressed a "Patriots in the Park" Tea Party event. The event took place in Michigan and was sponsored by the Michigan branch of Americans for Prosperity and the Willow Run Tea Party Caucus.
“2012 is a race between the party of big government and the party of big freedom,” Palin said, contrasting the Republican party’s vision with that of President Barack Obama’s.
In reference to Obama and his policies, Palin said there was something “wrong with someone” who would want to fundamentally transform a country that was good and strong.
"If that’s what you call hope, then we want change,” Palin said.
Palin dubbed Obama’s economic policies as “Obamanomics,” called it a form of “crony capitalism on steroids” and said some aspects of Obamacare should be dubbed “no bureaucrat left behind” for the thousands of I.R.S. jobs the bill has created to collect what the Supreme Court found to be a tax.
She accused Obama of having “recklessly mortgaged our children’s future $5 trillion in new debt,” being “constantly adrift,” and being afraid of the Tea Party.
She also mocked the Obama administration’s responses to dismal jobs reports. The job reports were a subject of a classic Mitt Romney press release titled “Broken Record, Broken Promises,” in which the Romney campaign cleverly compiled 30 responses from the Obama White House that dismissed unfavorable jobs with the same line: “It is important not to read too much into any one monthly report…”
“Now, the mainstream media gets these reports and gives the White House a pass,” Palin said. “The lapdogs in the media let them get away with that kind of B.S.”
Palin mocked the press releases, saying Obama didn’t want to read too much into America’s credit downgrade, the debt tripling, the attorney general cited for contempt of Congress, and failed green energy gambles like Solyndra.
And referring to herself as a “proud bitter clinger,” Palin condemned the Obama administration’s role in the “Fast and Furious” scandal. She suggested there would be revelations in the future of a nexus between gun-control advocates and those involved in the scandal responsible for the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
“Let me go out on the limb here and predict we will find a connection between this tragic blunder of a mission and the anti-Second Amendment officials who love to give all firearms a bad name,” Palin said before adding that those anti-Second amendment officials want an “erosion of our our Second Amendment rights and even more government gun control.”
Palin accused Obama of having “downsized and outsourced American prosperity” and called him an “imperial president” who chooses to “enforce and ignore” whatever laws he wants.
In recent months, Obama has issued an executive directive that stated certain illegal immigrants would not be deported and essentially rewrote the federal work requirements in the welfare reform law.
“We know he is bringing America to her knees and our vision will have her standing tall again,” Palin said, before saying “our vision is of the optimistic pioneering spirit in the frontier … of the pilgrim and the patriot … of pioneer and the hard working immigrant.”
Palin defined this generation’s mission statement and said the current generation has a “rendezvous with destiny” to fundamentally restore what Obama has transformed.
She called that restoration “our sacred duty to the past and the future.”
Love Sarah or hate her, but no one can deny that Sarah Palin is a force in the Republican Party, in the tea party and among conservatives of all stripes and even with many independents, especially if you have ever heard her speak in person. So where is her invitation to the GOP Convention… to speak at the convention? Palin rocked the house in 2008 as 2nd on the ticket, while McCain put them to sleep. She represents a part of the Republican Party, that although are warming up, still have not embraced Romney fully.
[T]he Romney campaign has not asked Palin to speak at the convention nor contacted her about even attending the party’s marquee event in Tampa. Queries to the Romney camp about any possible Palin role at the convention meet with a stony silence. Palin does not seem surprised. “What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.”
Romney was the choice of the party’s elites, whom Palin has regarded with open disdain ever since her rough treatment during the 2008 campaign. They are some of the same people who anonymously disparaged Palin as a clueless bumpkin, and some of them are now helping to run Romney’s campaign. When unnamed Romney aides tell reporters that Romney will likely go with a “safe” choice for vice president because of the 2008 “disaster,” Palin notices.
The Romney camp will not comment on Palin, or on plans for the convention, but one adviser associated with the campaign suggested that Palin would be prohibited from speaking at the Republican convention by her contract with Fox News. “It’s true I’m prohibited from doing some things,” Palin says, “but this is the first I’ve heard anyone suggest that as an excuse, er, reason to stay away from engaging in the presidential race. I’m quite confident Fox’s top brass would never strip anyone of their First Amendment rights in this regard.” (Fox says her contract would not prohibit speaking at the convention if she sought permission.)
So… Does Romney Have a Palin Problem and if Not, Where’s Her Convention Invite? – A Romney Advisor Has Intimated That Romney Will Not Be Asking Palin to Attend the Party Nor to Dance… ah Speak.
Photo illustration by Gluekit; Source: Scott Olson / Getty Images (Cain and Palin), Jewel Aamad / AFP-Getty Images (romney)
(The Daily Beast) Palin would certainly light up the base at the convention—her 2008 vice-presidential acceptance speech was, in terms of partisan enthusiasm, the high-water mark of the McCain campaign—but a jolt of Palin at Romney’s convention seems most unlikely. The Romney campaign prides itself on a slavish adherence to script, and Palin cannot be trusted to avoid the impulse to go rogue. That is why, perhaps, the Romney campaign has not asked Palin to speak at the convention nor contacted her about even attending the party’s marquee event in Tampa. Queries to the Romney camp about any possible Palin role at the convention meet with a stony silence. Palin does not seem surprised. “What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.”
Palin shares much of the reservations of the Tea Party about Romney. “Romney has said before that he doesn’t want to have to light his hair on fire,” Palin said on Fox last week. “Well, there are a lot of his base supporters, independents, who are saying, ‘Well, light our hair on fire, then!’” Palin’s objections to Romney are not so much about the man himself—she speaks of him respectfully, as he does about her—but about who, and what, he represents. Romney was the choice of the party’s elites, whom Palin has regarded with open disdain ever since her rough treatment during the 2008 campaign. They are some of the same people who anonymously disparaged Palin as a clueless bumpkin, and some of them are now helping to run Romney’s campaign. When unnamed Romney aides tell reporters that Romney will likely go with a “safe” choice for vice president because of the 2008 “disaster,” Palin notices.
“In accepting those consequences,” she added, “one must remember this isn’t Sadie Hawkins and you don’t invite yourself and a date to the Big Dance.” Read full article Here
As Palin said in her “Patriots in the Park” speech there is too much at stake in this upcoming election for every (any) concerned American not to vote for Romney and to surround him with a Republican House and Senate, but many of us hope that Mitt, who showed courage this past week in calling President Obama out on his falsehoods by demanding an apology and speaking before a less than friendly crowd at the NAACP and getting 17 ovations including one standing ovation verses only one round of jeers (but all we heard about), to embrace the tea party and ask Sarah Palin to give a uniting speech at the Convention.
My sole motivation? The TRUTH!
Watch Sarah Palin’s full interview on Hannity: Romney Needs to Light Our Hair on Fire…