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Sarah Palin: Mr. President: Please Try, "I'm Listening, People," Instead of "Listen Up, People!"
Facebook ^ | 1-25-2010 | Sarah Palin

Posted on 01/25/2010 7:01:47 PM PST by DB9

We’ve now seen three landslide Republican victories in three states that President Obama carried in 2008. From the tea parties to the town halls to the Massachusetts Miracle, Americans have tried to make their opposition to Washington’s big government agenda loud and clear. But the President has decided that this current discontent isn’t his fault, it’s ours. He seems to think we just don’t understand what’s going on because he hasn’t had the chance – in his 411 speeches and 158 interviews last year – to adequately explain his policies to us.

Instead of sensibly telling the American people, “I’m listening,” the president is saying, “Listen up, people!” This approach is precisely the reason people are upset with Washington. Americans understand the president’s policies. We just don’t agree with them. But the president has refused to shift focus and come around to the center from the far left. Instead he and his old campaign advisers are regrouping to put a new spin on the same old agenda for 2010.

Americans aren’t looking for more political strategists. We’re looking for real leadership that listens and delivers results. The president’s former campaign adviser is now calling on supporters to “get on the same page,” but what’s on that page? He claims that the president is “resolved” to “keep fighting for” his agenda, but we’ve already seen what that government-growth agenda involves, and frankly the hype doesn’t give us much hope. Real health care reform requires a free market approach; real job creation involves incentivizing, not punishing, the job-creators; reining in the “big banks” means ending bailouts; and stopping “the undue influence of lobbyists” means not cutting deals with them behind closed doors.

Instead of real leadership, though, we’ve had broken promises and backroom deals. One of the worst: candidate Obama promised to go through the federal budget “with a scalpel,” but President Obama spent four times more than his predecessor. Want more? Candidate Obama promised that lobbyists “won’t find a job in my White House,” but President Obama gave at least a dozen former lobbyists top administration jobs. Candidate Obama promised us that we could view his health care deliberations openly and honestly on C-SPAN, but President Obama cut deals behind closed doors with industry lobbyists. Candidate Obama promised us that we would have at least five days to read all major legislation, but President Obama rushed through bills before members of Congress could even read them.

Candidate Obama promised us that his economic stimulus package would be targeted and pork-free, but President Obama signed a stimulus bill loaded with pork and goodies for corporate cronies. Candidate Obama railed against Wall Street greed, but President Obama cozied up to bankers as he extended and expanded their bailouts. Candidate Obama promised us that for “Every dollar that I’ve proposed [in spending], I’ve proposed an additional cut so that it matches.” We’re still waiting to see how President Obama will cut spending to match the trillion he’s spent.

More than anything, Americans were promised jobs, but the president’s stimulus package has failed to stem our rising unemployment rate. Maybe it was unfair to expect that an administration with so little private sector experience would understand something about job creation. How many Obama Administration officials have ever had to make a payroll or craft a business plan in the private sector? How many have had to worry about not having the resources to invest and expand? The president’s big government policies have made hiring a new employee a difficult commitment for employers to make. Ask yourself if the Obama Administration has done anything to make it easier for employers to hire. Have they given us any reassurance that the president will keep taxes low and not impose expensive new regulations?

Candidate Obama over-promised; President Obama has under-delivered. We understand you, Mr. President. We’ve listened to you again and again. We ask that you now listen to the American people.

- Sarah Palin


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: government; healthcare; mccainpalin; obama; palin; politics
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1 posted on 01/25/2010 7:01:48 PM PST by DB9
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To: DB9

Why is Sarah coaching the Kenyan?


2 posted on 01/25/2010 7:03:00 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64

Let the vermin-President rot in his style.


3 posted on 01/25/2010 7:04:11 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: Cobra64

She knows that anything she says, he will reject anyway....so she’s just sticking it to him


4 posted on 01/25/2010 7:05:29 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: DB9

“The people want straight talk Mr Obama.”


5 posted on 01/25/2010 7:05:41 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Cobra64
Why is Sarah coaching the Kenyan?

Not to worry. The Obumbler will never understand that what she says is true, so he'll never change his nose-in-the-air, arrogant, narcissistic, me me me style. He's never been told what a failure he is, so he has no way to recover from it.

6 posted on 01/25/2010 7:07:47 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: DB9

Sarah, please drop McCain!!!


7 posted on 01/25/2010 7:07:49 PM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: DB9

she’s right..and he’ll do the exact opposite..you know, because he’s smarter.

I like that she is putting that out there unfiltered.


8 posted on 01/25/2010 7:09:52 PM PST by KEmom (Please send viable Conservative candidates to Massachusetts!!)
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To: DB9
Too bad she isn't President right now. Whe she is, she'll jail half the filth in this O'bonehead Administration for treason during wartime.

;-/

9 posted on 01/25/2010 7:10:03 PM PST by Gargantua (Appropriate that the re-birth of our great nation WILL be delivered by a woman.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

I don’t think she is reading this thread.


10 posted on 01/25/2010 7:10:27 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: Cobra64

She wields the verbal scalpel extremely well. She isn’t coaching. She’s opening wounds.


11 posted on 01/25/2010 7:10:27 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Cobra64
Why is Sarah coaching the Kenyan?

Because whatever a Conservative says, the RATs always do the opposite.
It's a good way to corner them into doing the same nothing the RATs
have been doing, Nothing!

12 posted on 01/25/2010 7:10:45 PM PST by MaxMax (Lets get a sense)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Sarah made her decision re: McCain. She's not going to change her mind.

I don't like it but I don't see any point in dwelling on it. Let's focus on the big picture right now.

13 posted on 01/25/2010 7:13:41 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Wisconsinlady

Hey, Sheboygan. You?


14 posted on 01/25/2010 7:13:55 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Cobra64

She’s not, she’s telling the american people and freepers what he’s doing wrong. So to insure that the Palin Haters right here on this forum know exactly what she would do, she has to tell the President to do it. If she didn’t, there would be a cry from some freepers that she doesn’t know what she is doing. And you are probably one of them...


15 posted on 01/25/2010 7:16:52 PM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Bahbah
She wields the verbal scalpel extremely well. Very well indeed. Like field dressing a moose, right?
16 posted on 01/25/2010 7:18:26 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

She left out the massive no bid contract in Afghanistan that went to a huge Obie supporter.


17 posted on 01/25/2010 7:18:44 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Cobra64
I think it's more like taunting him.

Like commanding your dog to write its name before giving it a treat.

(Not that I ever tortured my pets like that.) ;^)

18 posted on 01/25/2010 7:19:06 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Don’t know what she sees in Rick Perry, but evidently she likes his politics.


19 posted on 01/25/2010 7:21:14 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: rabscuttle385; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; genetic homophobe; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Anything new here? Or just repeating something heard on the radio? Nothing about the AZ Senate race.


20 posted on 01/25/2010 7:23:20 PM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid")
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