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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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To: RobbyS

Perry is way better than Hutchinson...by miles!!!!


21 posted on 01/25/2010 7:37:29 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: DB9

How many in the Zer0 Regime do not bother to file their income tax?


22 posted on 01/25/2010 7:39:12 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fascism.)
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To: DB9

Your Sarah is a gracious lady.


23 posted on 01/25/2010 7:49:51 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Cobra64

She isn’t coaching, she is slicing and dicing the Zer0 Regime like a verbal Ginsu knife.


24 posted on 01/25/2010 7:51:36 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fascism.)
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To: hsalaw
"He's never been told what a failure he is, so he has no way to recover from it."

He was on the news tonight with Diane Sawyer and he was crying like a baby saying how some of the things people said about him hurt deeply.

Boo ho ho! Poor baby got his feelings hurt.

25 posted on 01/25/2010 8:03:01 PM PST by Spunky (You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences)
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To: Bigtigermike

Apparently a lot of our local olympians are not included among Perry’s so-called Cronies. My fear is that if Kay loses, some will shift their support to White. So far as Medina is concerned, her position is somewhat like Palin’s was in Alaska, but who would be her allies in the Legislature? The Democrats all seem to be liberals/ethics. Is there any of her position they could support. And does she have any support among the Republicans? The governorship is a weak office, unlike the office in New Jersey, say.


26 posted on 01/25/2010 8:05:52 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: DB9

bttt


27 posted on 01/25/2010 8:07:43 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: sickoflibs

Nope...zzzzzz


28 posted on 01/25/2010 8:12:38 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: DB9

Sorry Sarah - not giving you the time of day until you come out of McCain’s camp.


29 posted on 01/25/2010 8:18:23 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: RobbyS
The governorship is a weak office, unlike the office in New Jersey, say.

Alaska and New Jersey were among the states that tied for second in Governor's power rankings.

30 posted on 01/25/2010 8:24:40 PM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: Bahbah

Are you kidding? Plymouth!


31 posted on 01/25/2010 8:28:21 PM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: Scotswife
I agree. We can all sit back and applaud Sarah's words. But in the end, like Obama, they are only words. Political leaders of today and tomorrow must be held accountable for their actions.

Sarah Palin endorsing John McCain in the AZ primary is inexcusable and unjustifiable. She must be held accountable.

ex animo

davidfarrar

32 posted on 01/25/2010 8:39:48 PM PST by DavidFarrar (davidfarrar)
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To: Bigtigermike

Imagine the “I told you so”s in 2012.


33 posted on 01/25/2010 8:44:55 PM PST by Senormechanico
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To: DavidFarrar

I’m sure in the world of politics, this is her way of recognizing that McCain is responsible for her fame and shot at a future.

But that’s not my problem.

If she succeeds in campaigning well for him - it becomes everybody’s problem.


34 posted on 01/25/2010 9:17:28 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: ansel12

Since Allan Shivers term as Lt. Governor, the office has had more power than the governorship. Shivers succeeded Beauford Jester as Government in 1949 and then continued in that office until 1957. For some reason he then dropped out of politics at that time, even though he was only 50 at the time. No one served longer as governor until Perry passed his record. Wonder why he vanished from the public scene?


35 posted on 01/25/2010 10:28:13 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Robbin
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...

What the hell are "Palin Haters?"

There are no Palin "haters." Some of us may disagree with her, just as married people may have disagreements with their friends, spouse, and children.

Grow up and stop using Democratunderground lingo.

36 posted on 01/25/2010 11:28:49 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64
Grow up and stop using Democratunderground lingo.

That is not likely to happen. Those who use these terms, just because one merely critiques Palin, are of a definite minority (amongst Palin's supporters) but very vocal.
The irony is that the tactics they claim to abhor, they use themselves against the "Paulistas" and "Romneyites". It's oft like watching an Our Gang/Little Rascals episode.
Then a few of them are outright creepy in how they've made Palin the center of their universe. Wouldn't surprise me if a few had a life-sized cutout of her --- and actually spoke to it as if it were human.
I'm sure Mrs Palin appreciates the great majority of those supporting her, and winces at the thought of some.

37 posted on 01/26/2010 12:12:49 AM PST by jla
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To: Wisconsinlady

No, not kidding :) Although I’ve been gone for a while.


38 posted on 01/26/2010 2:28:33 AM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: DB9

That’s the kind of camparision we need....make it a 30 second spot and start running it now....You deliver it, Madam President...just read it and close with: “how can you believe anything he says....”

And Possibly a “paid for by Palin for President 2012”.......

Just saying...


39 posted on 01/26/2010 3:17:15 AM PST by The Wizard (I support Madam President, the only President in America today)
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To: Cobra64

The definition of a Palin Hater on the Free Republic is someone like steve-b that scours the internet for every anti-palin hit piece they can find or someone that can’t pass a Palin thread without a derogatory comment. There are plenty of them on the Freerepublic.
Read any two threads about Palin, and you’ll see the same names with the same attacks, over and over again.

I ask them all the same question, who do you support? I rarely get a straight answer…..

If Sarah runs, she will have my support, Money, Time and Vote.

So who do you support?


40 posted on 01/26/2010 5:06:09 AM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: sickoflibs

Paulist alert.

Caution:

If you hear quacking, do not be alarmed.

Tune your radio to the emergency broadcast network and ignore ramblings about 911 being America’s fault.


41 posted on 01/26/2010 6:22:08 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll support Romney : He sucks but he's better than Obama.)
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To: rbmillerjr; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; mkjessup; GOP_Lady; Bokababe; genetic homophobe; ...
RE:”Paulist alert.

Up to a week ago or so, anyone that questioned Palin inevitability as president (when she won't even run anyway) was called a “Romney-ist”. But now this week they are suddenly called “Paulists”. That is the new Palin conspiracy theory. What happened to the last one? Are Romney-ists now =Paulists??

Oh the swirling conspiracies against Sarah, but that is what proves she is “The one”, all the conspiracy theories. It's like an Omen movie. Why would 'the left', the 'establishment', the 'Romney's, the "Paulists",... everyone but the enlighted here attack her if she wasnt 'the one'. That is all we need to know to know she will be President.

The problem the Palin-cult has is their only argument is to find some evil shadow figure to go after (like in the Orwell book 1984) . Does Ron Paul even talk about Palin? Doesn't he talk about the Federal Reserve? Is Palin on the Federal Reserve?

42 posted on 01/26/2010 6:42:24 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid")
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To: sickoflibs

February is “Huckist alert” LOL!


43 posted on 01/26/2010 6:55:52 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Robbin

“If Sarah runs, she will have my support, Money, Time and Vote.

So who do you support?”

Yeah, c’mon Cobra. It’s Jan 2010 already....who do you support for POTUS in 2012????

LOL!


44 posted on 01/26/2010 6:57:43 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Robbin; Cobra64

“If Sarah runs, she will have my support, Money, Time and Vote.

So who do you support?”

Yeah, c’mon Cobra. It’s Jan 2010 already....who do you support for POTUS in 2012????

LOL!


45 posted on 01/26/2010 6:57:59 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

LOL, you got it, then Rudy after Huck!

The evil forces are all uniting against her!


46 posted on 01/26/2010 6:59:15 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid")
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To: Cobra64
Why is Sarah coaching the Kenyan?

Because with his ego all you have to do to guarantee he won't do something is to tell him very publicly to do it.
47 posted on 01/26/2010 6:59:53 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Bahbah
She wields the verbal scalpel extremely well.

Less of a scalpel and more of a katana. When she connects pieces start coming off.
48 posted on 01/26/2010 7:06:03 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: sickoflibs

Oh just admit your part of the wacky a nut quack quack Ron Paul...

...cabal

embrace your beliefs.

OK, who do you support?

Every time a anti Palin hit list goes out, this question is almost never answered.

WhY...because there is no credible candidate in the GOP who is as conservative as Palin...and you Paulists and .07%’rs know it.


49 posted on 01/26/2010 8:24:56 AM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll support Romney : He sucks but he's better than Obama.)
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To: rbmillerjr; Dumas; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup
RE :”Oh just admit your part of the wacky a nut quack quack Ron Paul...

Up to last week the Palin cult was calling me a Romney-ist, but now it’s a Paul-ist. Ron Paul has a better chance than Palin to be elected, but that is not saying much so I am not counting on that. And Romney like Palin supported TARP so that is a non-starter. How about Huck? When is his turn to be conspiracy head? How about Rudy?

50 posted on 01/26/2010 8:32:38 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid")
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