Skip to comments.Sarah Palin tells conservatives to branch out: ‘Stop preaching to the choir’
Posted on 03/16/2013 1:06:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Sarah Palin may no longer hold public office, be a candidate for national office or have a paid contributor slot at a news network, but when put in front of a room full of conservatives, she still has no trouble riling up a crowd.
Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference here Saturday, Palin was interrupted more than half a dozen times by standing ovations throughout a short red-meat speech, where she dinged the Republican Party and called on the conservative movement to be more inclusive. Palin, who delivered the keynote address at the same event last year, argued that Republicans acted "too calculated" and "scripted."
"Even our guys in the GOP too often have a habit of reading their stage directions, especially these days. They're being too scripted, too calculated. They talk about rebuilding the party. How about rebuilding the middle class?" Palin said. "They talk about re-branding the GOP instead of restoring the trust of the American people. Now, we can't just ignore, though, that we just lost a big election. Came in second. Out of two. Second position on the dog sled team--it's where the view never changes and the view ain't pretty."
"But we need to figure out then, our job. What will we do next?" she added. "Let's be clear about one thing: We're not here to re-brand a party. We're here to rebuild a country."(continued)
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people listen to Sarah.
Unfortunately most conservatives are too lazy to do the heavy lifting and that’s just the voters.
Last time we ended up with a self-centered candidate who chose to turn away his biggest unused asset.
Romney chose to refuse help, from Sarah.
Romney then lost.
I do not think the problem is conservatives. The problem was Romney.
And I supported him.
The Press only invites the the RINOs to TV (even FOX).
(after Sarah backed out, that is...)
When she is a national leader.
I don’t understand what she’s saying.
Very few people preach conservatism to anyone.
Certainly not in the GOP.
As far as I can see, Rush and Mark are about it. Beck preaches Libertarianism, and Sean...I don’t really know.
When those sources are gone, it’s hard to imagine how anyone will be conservative, because there is no one to plant the seeds of the philosophy.
But there are plenty sources of seeds of the other philosophy, and the success of its growth is obvious and visible everywhere.
She has a good point. There are conservatives out there that need to be brought into the fold. Then there are folks that dont even know they’re conservatives.
We need leadership that stands for something....then we win.
Sarah vision is clear, essential, and true as a seed that will ultimately feed the soul and the world. It is essential to her being and radiates at her every turn.
She’s wrong about preaching to the choir. Conservatives can only preach to the choir because the lame-stream media and academia control access. I often submit letters to the editor. I’ll submit the very same letter to a liberal newspaper and a conservative one. The liberal newspaper NEVER publishes my letters. The conservative one publishes them if they have the space. I mean, how many conservative speakers are invited to give commencement addresses at major universities? Has Rush Limbaugh ever been invited to address the graduating class of the Harvard School of Government? So give me a break, as long as conservatives are treated like a colony of lepers, we can only preach to the choir.
It just doesn’t seem like we are on any sort of path to recovering to what this country was, CC.
It seems like once free people die, they are not going to be replaced, because they didn’t make any more free people.
They didn’t pass it on. Instead they passed on something insidious.
I’m not sure how this could have happened, and it makes me sad.
You know I have to agree.
It seems like the best way to demonstrate conservatism, American principles, capitaism, free markets and freedom would be to employ those in areas where liberalism has destroyed.
Demonstrate, lead, show, rebuild. I think actions and results mean much more to people than empty speeches from washed up politicians. (Not Palin, but other GOP members such as Mccain and Jeb Bush and so many others.)
I think letting it rot is the complete wrong attitude to have. It is failure, negative, and teaches nothing.
Canada is dumping big money into Detroit because they need it. They’re spending some $5 billion to build a new bridge across the Detroit river. Also a Canadian company has reopened the salt mines under Detroit.
I rag on the cities but I realize that we can’t afford to allow them to collapse and we better have a model in place for when Chicago, LA, and other cities find themselves in the same place Detroit is in.
One thing conservatives can do to reach the general public is to make more contributions to net sources of information such as Wikipedia (preferably from a position of strength, with good sources and facts to back up anything written — don’t want to harm the reputation of conservatives with ill-founded revisions or vandalism). Just as the left infiltrated many public institutions and shifted them to the left, the right can do that too (not, of course, for the purpose of using them for propaganda, but rather to help them better reflect the truth).
Yeah, if only she had the credibility John McCain or Reince Priebus or maybe Jeb Bush, then she would be a true leader. /s
Prince and his folks need to listen. I just got an email from him saying how "Leadership" is trying to defund ObamaCare and we need to send money to help him save us. I sent the following response:
I see no evidence that the NRC is actually standing by Conservative principles or candidates. There are a few Tea Party folks who got elected despite the NRC's attempts to stop them and install RINOs. It is the few relatively new folks who are in the van when it comes to standing for us and not for some elitists set of "values". When you start marginalizing the RINOs and wholeheartedly backing true conservatives who won't water the Constitution and the people down to a watery, socialist gruel for some misguided sense of "expediency", you will regain my (and others') support. Until then, you are as much a part of the problem as the Democrats, and that's a HUGE problem. Start backing and offering true conservatives for elections and I'll give you another look. Get rid of the folks who currently make the political decisions - they are either morons or are working for the other side. Become unapologetic Constitutionalists and Conservatives or you do not deserve our support.
I know I'm wasting my breath on him, but can't help myself.