Skip to comments.Sarah Palin lashes out at D.C., liberals, media
Posted on 03/13/2010 10:52:48 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin lashed out at Washington, the media and condescending liberals Friday night at an Orlando Republican fund-raising event, and predicted the GOP would restore "common sense" to government in the upcoming November elections.
Palin said those notes she wrote on her hand at a National Tea Party event where the media and White House later "busted me for using a poor-man's teleprompter" explained just what the country needed: a strong energy policy, tax cuts; and "lifting America's spirits."
"Americans get it," Palin said. "In Washington, they don't get it."
The wildly popular, but equally polarizing former vice presidential candidate packed the Orange County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day fundraiser, attracting 1,300 fans to the Shingle Creek Resort. Orange GOP Chairman Lew Oliver said he expected the event to net the party more than $110,000.
Orlando was the latest stop in Palin's high-mileage speaking tour. She spoke in Daytona Beach last month, headlined an Ohio Right to Life Society fundraiser last Friday, and landed in Calgary, Canada, the next day. Later this month, Palin will help raise re-election funds for U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the man who plucked her from relative obscurity to be his running mate in the 2008 presidential race.
On Friday, Palin advocated drilling for oil and natural gas to gain energy independence but said nothing specifically about such exploration off Florida's coast, a source of heated political dispute.
While advocating for standard GOP issues lower taxes, less spending, more freedom and smaller government Palin also singled out one Central Florida Democratic politician: U.S Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando. Palin said voters need to remove the fiery millionaire lawyer in November.
"Do it for the rest of America," she said in a speech lasting about 40 minutes.(continued)
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The Sin-tinel just had to get this dig in, didn't it? After all, Obama is the great unifier, isn't he?
However, polarization might be what is needed right now. It is time to separate the wheat from the chaffe, liberalism from conservatism, Rinos from conservatism, ....
Reagan was also accused of being polarizing because he had divided the nation into two groups: The 59% of the nation who voted for him and the the 41% who voted against him.
One person told me they did. But, if you look up Canada nationalized medicine. It says it was enacted in ‘82.
That's the part I don't understand. Why is she considered polarizing? By all accounts she seems like a really nice lady. She's not doing controversial things like George Tiller was. Why hate her(unless you fear her). Her political obit has been written so many times it's got to be driving her ideological opponents in the MSM crazy.
Why? Because if they don't, I suspect she will be loved by many, many independents and even some libs.
Therefore out of desperation, the MSM has set all its firepower against her.
She sure knows how to stick it to the usurpers.
I am FLAMING SICK of the MSM and their petty, childish, repetitive self-fulfilling prophecies. They hammered this person for months even after the election was over and their empty suit won. Sheep-like people who think American Idol identifies talent and who think USA Today is an in-depth read believe that Palin is a threat, is dumb, etc.
Suddenly Palin is 'polarizing' because the ignorant and the easily-led don't like her? Ridiculous. And lazy. But that's the MSM for you.
I’d love to see video of this it sounds like a real stem winder. Sarah will continue to pummel bo until he is gone.
On Friday, Palin advocated drilling for oil and natural gas to gain energy independence... advocating for... lower taxes, less spending, more freedom and smaller government... also singled out one Central Florida Democratic politician: U.S Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando. Palin said voters need to remove the fiery millionaire lawyer in November. "Do it for the rest of America," she said in a speech lasting about 40 minutes.Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
Well put mlocher!
Good point about the loaded concept of “polarizing”.
It’s nonsense but they apply it to people like Sarah, precisely BECAUSE they still can’t bring themselves to apply it to Obama, who richly deserves it.
( I guess the idea behind this is “hey, we’ve got the word
‘polarizing’ laying around, we’ve got to use it every day, so let’s apply it to Palin, since we certainly can’t apply it to Obama—after all, we voted for him’)
BUT, what I am seeing day by day and week by week, is a process whereby, by the time it’s over, Sarah Palin will
have drawn about half of America’s semi-committed Liberals in addition to quite a healthy percentage of Apathetics
to her (and our) side. She’s that good.
This ‘polarizing’ label is already coming unstuck.
I expect the MSM a year or two from now, will be congratulating itself on noticing that the “once-polarizing” figure of Sarah Palin is now , somehow, a lot more popular and “mainstream”.
ebenmies = enemies. yikes.
I love the “poor man’s teleprompter” line! She needs to continue to use that because she’s really good at self-deprecating humor and it just makes those who get all wee-wee’d up and attack her look silly when she laughs it off.
Secure people are able to use self-deprecating humor.
I agree with you. I would love to see Sarah polarize this nation 59% to 41% too!
Imagine Mitt Romney doing that!
"Found in: John Adams, The Works of John Adams, vol. 4 (Novanglus, Thoughts on Government, Defence of the Constitution) - NO. III. - paragraph 144
"Obsta principiis, nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society."
John Adams words castigate the "arbitrary power" holders in Washington today who have gained their offices by promises to "redistribute" the earnings of hard-working citizens,
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