Skip to comments.Sarah Palin endorses Star Parker for Congress
Posted on 06/17/2010 8:11:34 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
Palin on Star: She's a dynamic leader who is committed to building a more prosperous environment for the families in her district and ushering in positive change.
On June 17th, Sarah Palin, former Vice Presidential candidate, announced her endorsement for Star Parker for Congress. Below is her endorsement that she posted on her Facebook page:
Im proud to endorse Star Parker for Californias 37th Congressional District. Star has an incredible story and a passionate commitment to her community and our great nation. Rising up from being a single mom on welfare, Star worked hard to build a non-profit network that seeks to reduce poverty and create a brighter future for America by promoting free market solutions and personal responsibility. There is no doubt that she will bring a new level of enthusiasm and energy to Washington for American values, limited government, and economic growth. Shes a dynamic leader who is committed to building a more prosperous environment for the families in her district and ushering in positive change. Please join me in supporting Star and her message of hope, opportunity, and self-reliance. Visit her website at www.StarParkerforCongress.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
awesome! Star Parker would such a tremendous asset to the US Congress.
Good. Go, Star!
I see great things in Star. She is awesome and tells it like it is. Completely refreshing- and needed.
This is great!
While most of us here know her, outside conservative circles this’ll surely give her some needed exposure and support!
I didn’t even know Star Parker was running! She’s great! I hope she wins!
An 80% Obama district, good luck.
Mine makes eight.
And this is supposed to be a conservative hate site full of misogynistic white males...?
I am so glad to know she is running for congress. She seems like a super-smart woman with her feet on the ground.
Best of luck in your campaign, Star. I will donate to your campaign later this month.
Political positions of Laura Richardson (D), the incumbent:
In 2003, Richardson said she believed weapons inspections in Iraq should have continued, and that she did not favor an invasion. She was asked by anti-war groups to support a Long Beach City Council resolution declaring the city’s opposition to the Iraq War. She did not support this resolution, but cosponsored a resolution declaring support for local members of the National Guard. Once hostilities began, she stated that it was important to support the troops. She argued that once Saddam Hussein was caught and executed, American troops should have come home. She supports a withdrawal plan beginning in six months, according to her mailers, which often contain pictures of former president George W. Bush with a slash mark through his image, indicating her opposition to Bush’s policies. She pledged to oppose any new spending for war in Iraq.
She co-wrote the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in California.
Richardson supported AB 900 to create 40,000 more prison beds in California at the cost of $7.4 billion dollars.
Richardson has faced some harsh scrutiny for not co-sponsoring Rep. Henry Waxman’s global warming legislation. As a result, Greenpeace has mounted a public awareness campaign about her position.
Richardson does not support building a border fence. She does support some path to citizenship for certain illegal immigrants.
2008 presidential race
Laura Richardson endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, although her district voted for 54.2% to 43.5% in favor of Barack Obama.
FISA Amendments Act
Richardson voted in favor of a controversial update to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on June 20, 2008. As part of the bill, telecommunications companies that have allegedly acted illegally in allowing the Bush Administration to spy on customers will be protected from prosecution. The administration’s surveillance of U.S. citizens and residents is part of the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy.
In 2008, Richardson won re-election by a 75-25 margin over an Independent. The GOP didn't even field a candidate.
Parker probably has no shot at winning -- which is a shame. But it's fun to dream.
She's got a pretty big chunk of Long Beach, too.
My version of the Constitution seems to reinforce individual rights by limiting government's role and makes no mention of plantations or other collective associations. It's my guess that that's why the Left ignores it.
They do so at their peril unless they feel they have the numbers to circumvent it. The 2nd ammendment guarantees that detours will only last so long before a 'correction' is made.
But but but... the “tolerant” leftists all say Palin is a raaaacist! /sarc
I had no idea where the 37th congressional district of California was until you posted that map. I grew up there.
Damn, she’s going to have an uphill battle in that place. It’s pure Obamaland. About as blue as it gets.
I love Star, and I hope like heck she can pull a rabbit out of a hat to win there.