Skip to comments.Sarah Palin tells Iowa conservatives it's time 'to stiffen our backs'
Posted on 11/10/2013 1:49:03 AM PST by markomalley
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who rallied members of the Tea Party in their failed effort to defund Obamacare, lashed out on Saturday against members of the Republican Party who agreed to end the government shutdown.
The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee's comments during a speech in Des Moines come at a time of division within the party over the strategy conservative members of Congress adopted in forcing a 16-day shutdown of the federal government last month.
Palin told the Christian conservatives in attendance it was time to "stiffen our spines" for the 2014 elections.
"I want to encourage you to make your voice heard, to hold politicians accountable," Palin said.
The bulk of Palin's speech was focused on the nation's current political climate. She drew thunderous applause with her sharp attack on Republicans in Congress who voted in October to raise the nation's debt ceiling and reopen the government.
"They promised that they would do everything in their power to fight against socialized medicine, against Obamacare, but when it came time to stand and defund it, they waved the white flag of surrender and they threw under the bus the good guys who did stand up and fight for us," Palin said.
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The same problems the Republicans had with Obamacare, caused the Democrats to shut down the government to shut the Republicans up. Now the chickens are coming home to roost for the Democrats.
Then its time for her to put up or shut up. She should announce she is either running or would take the VP slot if cruz runs.
There can be no more fence sitting now/
Name names Sarah. It's those Senators that are not on our side.
“Then its time for her to put up or shut up. She should announce she is either running or would take the VP slot if cruz runs. There can be no more fence sitting now/”
Conservatives are frustrated by the slow pace of politics and anxious for somebody to get behind. But there’s a game that must be played and it is played, like Kabuki theater, at its own pace. Announcing that she would take the VP slot would put Cruz in an incredibly awkward position. Also a politician must be courted otherwise she’s seen as cheap and tawdry. It’s much like dating in that respect.
She’s going to play the role she’s been good at, which is power broker behind the scenes. Assuming she’s not running for the top spot then if she’s asked to take the second seat then she can bargain for part of her agenda. If she can’t bargain for her agenda, by declaring her availability, then she’s lost a lot of chips.
Time to think of Plan B and Plan C because the powers that be don’t want to shake up the Progressive boat- The RINO-Republicans have signed on to be straw men to the wonderful new Communism of the Progressive Left. The Hippies are in control now but they don’t know what they are doing. Marxism doesn’t work. I will put on my swami turban and look into the crystal ball—into the future:
WHAT WILL BE.
2014 More Republicans will be elected—Democrats will lose some seats in the Senate but not enough to change things.
The MSM will push Christie to run (he’s the new Mittens)
There will be a flock of people run for President-—some lackluster debates—Sarah and Trump will threaten to run and not. It will be Christie and Walker or some other chump vs. A) Obama 3rd Term, or B)an Obama Clone like Holder or Hillary. More lackluster debates—Democrat will win by a narrow margine and proclame a new Progressive mandate.
WHAT SHOULD BE DONE (Plan B)
Form the Liberty Party and run a slate of reformers and Tea Party People—people not infected with politics. People like Michael Reagan, Allen West, Mrs Chaney, etc... Sneak into the debates—do some colorful stunts—use internet and new media. Be best if joined by Sarah Palin. OR
(Plan C) We shatter the 2 party system and start five new parties! Far right Constutional Party, New Whig Party, New Bullmoose Greens, American Marxist, etc... If the progressives want Europe—give them muliti-Partied states. No more Commie Dems, no more RINOs -—pull down the system.
What, when the establishment GOP will nominate “solid conservatives” like Chris Christie and Jeb Bush? I think they’d rather see Hillary win.
Too bad this isn’t Senator Palin R-Alaska telling them this....
It would be insane of her to announce either of those now.
I wonder if Tom Latham was in the audience.
She is the one doing Karl Rove's job. I say give her the title and the salary and make it official. Rove needs to be kicked to the corner.
Sen. John Cornyn,TX(R)ino.
Rep. Kevin Brady,TX(R)ino.
Lookin to primary these guys right on back into the private sector in 2014.
“Assuming shes not running”
Non-candidates don’t go to Iowa.
West is infected. Out of his own mouth, he admits it.
This country needs a paradigm shift before ANY true conservative can be elected. In it’s present state, I don’t believe it is ready to elect a conservative. To much gimee gimee gimee to overcome.
This country needs a paradigm shift before ANY true conservative can be elected. In its present state, I dont believe it is ready to elect a conservative. To much gimee gimee gimee to overcome.
Conservatives not only battle against socialist/commies sitting in all branches of gubbamint, we battle against weak kneed RINOs forces within our own party.
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Yes! Micro! NOT Macro! My wish is for freepers and other associations to
focus like a laser on THE POSSIBLE! Namely, slay their incumbent in the district THEY LIVE IN! In other words, a sort of “man to man” defense.
It does me no good for example to rant about a rep from Montana BUT I can, if I get off my ass, do some real damage in my neighborhood against that smug punk Cornyn! Everybody pick one of the 535!, just one!, and do your best to nail him!
I figure if I can cost Cornyn 100 votes, I’ve done my job as one man!
Sarah is one of like 6 Adults in the room when it comes to these.
I don't want the government to be my Dad telling me I can't have this and I can't have that, but it also shouldn't be an enabler, like the cool parent that gives 14 year old's beer and condoms, most of the time the government should simply do nothing.
And Republicans need to learn how to say "No, we can't do that" though I doubt that as the GOP is the second party of government.
Why do you think the GOP hates Sarah or Ted Cruz so much?
Sarah IS doing exactly what she needs to be doing and is so wonderful at doing....giving it to the Progs....in BOTH parties.
Sarah plays chess while LSM and others play checkers. She runs circles around the tactics of those who mean to destroy what made this nation great.
No one needs to tell Sarah what she *should do*... she's got this figured out.
Its not too late for her to challenge Mark Begich who is up for reelection in 2014.
Man oh man....I pick you for my team!
Count me for a 100 votes. Thank you for your enthusiasm and patriotism.
Marching orders have been given. No more yip-yappin’ and gum flappin’ - it’s time to get to work. Get in line soldier.
The only way to take back the Senate is on at a time. The EASY ones like this are a no brainer.
I learned a long time ago that it is better to be kingmaker than king. Sarah gets this. If runs she’s an army of one, if she helps others run then we have an army.
Palin has nailed the persons responsible for this Nation’s problems/troubles and what is needed for correction. She is becoming more and more as the spokesperson for what the Nation needs. The lady is no dummie and the turncoats against the Constitution in the Republican Party are in for some exposure.
Why don’t you run? Why is saving the nation her responsibility?
...and she would...
Sarah will be great raising money for the cause, and that is the most critical thing at this point...a conservative/tea party war cyst large enough to make a difference, especially with House and Senate races we can win..
Otherwise, she will become the main focus rather than the Tea Party Congressional candidates.
The last date to enter the primary is June 1 2014.
Begich won with a Clintonian plurality in the “year of Obama” 2008.
He should be easy pickings, although the new Dem gameplan of bankrolling a Libertarian to bleed off R votes will likely be used.
“I figure if I can cost Cornyn 100 votes, Ive done my job as one man!”
I would be delighted to be that effective in a certain state senate race right now. The game in VA is still on. And it’s for a whole lot of the marbles.
I don’t consider Sarah a Republican. I consider here on the same level as Cruz. So, yes, she should have run for Senate. We could have used her during the recent falderall.
I agree 100%.
On both points.
Sarah is nominally a Republican, as is Cruz. But both are more concerned with changing politics in DC, than in adhering to political positions.
As such, either (both) could form a new party.
Frankly I wish they both would. Right now.
This is just my opinion though.
I’m ready however.
Thank you so much!
I’ll watch as soon as I find time!!!
FreeRepublic is not immune to RINO shills who contrive any grievance possible against Palin.
In advertising, it’s called a “hit.” Engineer enough “hits” on any figure, and you’ve successfully undermined confidence in that figure regardless of the objective circumstances.
Justice Thomas is probably the best known example. His “believability” numbers flip-flopped with those of Anita Hill after one year on the court though absolutely zero new information became available. This was, of course, due to the advertising campaign waged against him by the MSM.
Yours is an excellent, encouraging, and truthful post.