Skip to comments.PALIN ON 'TRUE' STATE OF THE UNION: 'VENAL POLITICIANS' BANKRUPTING NATION
Posted on 02/13/2013 5:09:04 PM PST by TADSLOS
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wrote Wednesday that America is a nation being bankrupt by a federal government led by "venal politicians" in her response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address.
"What is the true state of our union? Though this may sound harsh, Ill speak the truth here," Palin wrote. "We are a country going bankrupt to fund a bloated, distant, and often corrupt federal government led by venal politicians more concerned with paying off their campaign cronies and consolidating their own power than in preserving the constitutional republic that so many have fought and died for (including our brave men and women in uniform who were barely mentioned last night)."
Palin has assailed the "permanent political class" since her landmark speech in Indianola, Iowa in 2011 that introduced that language into the political bloodstream. Director Stephen K. Bannon and Peter Schweizer's Government Accountability Institute have assailed D.C. as a "boomtown" that produces nothing but continues to get wealthier by expanding the size and scope of government.
During the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Palin live-tweeted with the "#SOTUGottaBKiddingMe" hashtag, assailing Obama and Washington, D.C.'s permanent political class for their cronyism. After the speech, Palin called out Obama for not honoring slain ex-Navy Seal Chris Kyle or U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens during the address. After attending Kyle's funeral on Monday, Palin said Obama needed to "pay his respects" to the fallen American hero.
"If you missed President Obamas State of the Union address last night, you didnt miss much especially if you watched any of his past four State of the Union addresses," Palin wrote.
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Venal politicians running a feral government.
she’s still the only politician I would volunteer to be on her protection detail
Sarah knows the State of the Union is at it's worse since 1860 Ping.
But don't worry about your Dollar being devalued it's part of The Supreme Soviet 65 Year Plan.
This woman is forged steel, through and through. God keep and protect her and her family.
Hmmm. Just thinking what a trip it would have been if this had instead been served up as a part of the official televised Republican rebuttal to Obama, with such passages as this:
“...a country going bankrupt to fund a bloated, distant and often corrupt federal government led by venal politicians more concerned with paying off their campaign cronies...”
Wow, the mind reels. So glad there’s at least someone out there who genuinely offers a voice to the views I hold. Not getting that much anymore from the GOP proper, to put it mildly.
Sarah must run and win.
Agreed. She's the one fighter on our side who's got the total package of what it's going to take to keep this nation from going into full-blown meltdown.
I know that she's as informed, and as pissed off with Obozo as every Freeper is, but unlike most of us, she's positioned to actually do the sort of things that can correct the course of an entire nation.
This nation needed her true and steady hand at the top in 2012, and we'll need it even more-so in four years.
I hope she stays pissed off, and that it motivates her to take the necessary steps that lead to the White House in 2016.
Ayn Rand must have foreseen the future because her quotes have taken on real meaning the past 4 years
This perfectly sums up Washington. If she campaigns on this theme she will win votes from across the spectrum because this is the honest truth.
And the Democrats will do everything in their power to defeat her -- aided and abetted by the GOP-e.
Sarah can win if we support her. God has to be in this house. Sarah loves God and country. So must true patriots.
I smell either a.) a Republican insurgency ticket or b.) a third party in 2016.
In either case, a "Washington vs The Rest Of Us" campaign would have momentum.
I agree, and it can’t get here fast enough.
The pubbies just sent me a letter with the return address “John McCain.” Whiskey Tango Foxtrot??? What a sure way to ensure it is ripped in half and thrown away. John, you should have backed Sarah against all those attacks. Do you have any clue how epic your defeat would have been without her? You have no honor before me. None. For all I know your letter would have been about your “good friend Chuck Hagel.”
Right there with you, but at my age and the shape I’m in I could only be useful as a Human Shield.
Off topic, but I’ll bet the Media is waiting with baited breath to get a shot of Sarah drinking from a Bottle of Water so they can “Rubioize” her. So is the state of Political discourse in this Country, very sad indeed.
Palin's right on this...
I don’t think people in our health class to be human shields. I think of us as ‘repurposed’. You’d be surprised at what we can do when the chips are down ;)
“Sarah must run and win.”
If her health holds up, it looks like Hillary may actually try for it in 2016.
A Republican male won’t beat the first woman running for president — it will be like trying to stop the wave of oncoming history by holding out one’s hand.
As much as it pains to say, the Pubbies are gonna need a woman of their own to run against her.
Now who might that be?
Kay Bailey H on deck..... Or the other female from Alaska are my two bets. Anything/anyone but Palin. Look for Lord Lindsay to go transgendered if the above fails.
You’re absolutely right Norm, I’m actually a “well armed” Human Shield who would take any threat against one of our own very personally.
When a 400 pound guy can hoof it 30 miles through the mountains and hold off a literal army for hours with an AR, I’d say that some dude with one in a wheel chair/whatever could buy time for his friends and family, wouldn’t you? ;)
You know, when Sarah announced she wasn’t going to run last time, it took the heart right out of me. I tried to get enthused about SOMEONE, but just couldn’t ever do it. I am telling you now, that if Sarah was on the other side of hell and announced she was going to run THIS time, I would walk all the way through hell to support her. And that’s a fact.
It's no wonder that historically the Commies, Dictators and Nazis always made a point of disarming the Population, with the Blessings of their Sycophants and Useful Idiots I may add.
Obama Voter = Useful Idiot. Be sure to use that phrase at every opportunity. In most cases, they will have to take the time to look up what the definition of a Useful Idiot is and they might, just might, snap out of their self imposed Ignorance.
All she's got to do is make her intention to run clear to one and all, and the support will come bursting forth.
“...venal politicians bankrupting the nation...”
Exactly correct, Sarah; no wonder politicians and the mnedia all hate you - you tell the truth, which is against the religion to which all politicians and media figures adhere.
One in 10,000 possibly. I don’t think we should ‘not’ point it out by any means, don’t get me wrong. But it is my solid belief, which I think the facts bear out, that two decades of solid and ‘purposed’ propaganda/education have created a world willed with those who do not ‘want’ to know the truth or be burdened with the responsibility of accepting it. Far easier to just go along/get along.
If the libs had waited another 10 years, when most of the WW2 generation had joined the choir invisible and those of us in Gen X were looking into applying, they would have got it in a walk. But as Rush said, they always overreach.
Now, they have alerted a generation of video game players who LOVE guns, that they want to take them away because they can’t be trusted. IMO, that single thing in this issue hurt them more than anything. Now everyone from Sherrifs to military groups is slowly getting their collective poop together on it. And the young pups are asking uncomfortable questions.
As for Palin, the bottom line is as it was. Her positions, speeches et all, are far and away lockstep with what many of the old guard believe. No one is perfect afterall. And before we worry about fighting the MSM, Dams and GOP on her, we need to rid ourselves of the idiots here and other conservative sites/groups that parrot MSNBC.
And if not her that steps up, then we can only look to those who think like her. And if idiots call that whatever, so be it. It’s the ideas that matter most.
Just to be clear, I know full well the libs have been doing the propaganda war far more than 20 years. I meant that they got serious. Rebuilding curriculum around social justice/environmentalism, going 1984 on the language etc.
In the 80s, we still had a modicum of freedom. The 90s saw about every TV show used to further the agenda. And from there it was an all out war.
This may ruffle some feathers.
Sarah talks the talk all right, but we don’t need another four years here of breathless gushing: `Will she? Won’t she?!’ only to have her say, again, oh, about summer 2016: “Never mind! You understand, I’m sure. The MSM is just so darned mean ... “. So yeah, her hairdresser AND the rest of us want to know, and ASAP.
A candidate either has the fire in the belly or she doesn’t. She disappointed a lot of people here not too long ago.
If she’s serious about running she should declare now and make it clear that’s what she’s doing and do it as soon as possible.
The ring’s pretty close to empty of conservative candidates right now. The RINOs and CINOs `ran the zoo’ last go-around and it got us Romney. Things look bleak and it would be just what we need.
So on that question she either decides to fish this time, or she continues to cut bait, but no more of this coy `Maybe, maybe not’ nonsense. She either says she’s running or she’s just another pundit/talking head, albeit an attractive, conservative one. If she decides not to run she remains an opinion leader but nothing more, and we can concentrate on throwing out the Democrats and electing a non-GOP-establishment candidate. No more beating around the bush.
Either do it or don’t. Walk the walk, or don’t.
Totally agree. And said so the day after Zero won round 2. You won’t get a fight from me.
I would love to see Reid piss Palin off when it’s her time of the month. Not good for Reid.
+1000. I would literally give what's left of my life to see her in the WH.
"Jobs for Jerks" sums up the entire Congress AND the Obamanations.
29 totally free programs?
Sap-happy Ohaha musta dreamed that up while inhaling something on the breakfast table he thought was artifical sweetener. (/snix).
I guess David Axelrod was at Casa de Campo getting a lube job----and didn't have a chance to signoff on that lamebrain idea.
Here's a suggestion...don't click on Palin threads for the next four years unless and until she runs for president. It'll save you all kinds of aggravation.
I dont see her addressing Obamas Amnesty. Is she still with McCain and their pathway to citizenship? What say you, Ms. Palin?