Skip to comments.Palin: SOTU address ‘alarming’
Posted on 01/29/2014 10:03:12 AM PST by Nachum
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said her impression of the State of the Union, gathered by listening on her truck radio and reading on her phone from kids ball games, is that the presidents hubris and naivete is alarming. Palin said she avoided watching the annual speech because its all been said before in a Facebook post Wednesday. If you skipped huddling around the TV last night for the State of the Union address because youve heard it all before, plus you were just busy with life, well
so did I, Palin wrote. Putting the real world on hold
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If you skipped huddling around the TV last night for the State of the Union address because youve heard it all before, plus you were just busy with life, well so did I. Putting the real world on hold to watch the fantasy declaration of utopias-on-its-way just isnt efficient.
My truck radio was tuned in though. And driving kids to and from ball games with me negotiating control of the dial allowed me to hear what Id forebodingly anticipated. Later, reading the President’s remarks on my cell phone made sitting on sticky steel bleachers (that exacerbate parents sore backs) that much more uncomfortable. It was all confirmation that we HAVE heard it all before how more government is supposedly the answer. But the extreme hubris and naïveté that emanated from that speech was something new and alarming.
Ronald Reagan said the nine most frightening words in the English language are Im from the government and Im here to help. Well, last night’s promise to grow even more unaffordable, unsustainable bureaucracy confirms we need rescuing from government like never before.
Consider all the help a bloated bankrupt federal government has given us
In an attempt to fix our health care system, government has taken away our health insurance and forced us to buy worse plans we dont want and cant afford.
To stimulate the economy, government blew a trillion dollars on a failed stimulus scheme that sunk us deeper into such a pile of debt that our great-great-great grandchildren wont be able to pay it off. And our government still wants to blow more money we dont have on investments that will incur more deficits year after year.
To lead us to energy independence, government throws billions at bankrupt boondoggle green energy gimmicks that conveniently reward campaign donors. Meanwhile, the President stymies development of conventional resources that we actually use and he kills a pipeline thats guaranteed to provide jobs and reliable energy.
To create jobs, government has created more burdensome regulations and requirements and sat back to watch as a record number of Americans simply quit the workforce and gave up trying to find jobs that government can never create.
Speaking of which, while claiming to be concerned with job creation for American workers, our government is trying to ram through amnesty, which will result in a flood of foreign workers competing with Americans for the few jobs there are.
These examples prove that growing government isn’t the answer; rather, its the problem. Its tempting to tune out rhetoric like last night’s naive promises that this time will be different, but we must not ignore it! Between the hubris of an executive branch governing by fiat, to the arrogance of believing it can spy on citizens communications and unleash the IRS to harass people who happen to disagree with the President, its now more important than ever for us to press in and pay attention.
Why? Because were obviously on a dangerous path, but We the People don’t have to be We the Sheeple and just get shepherded towards a fundamental transformation thats against Americas will. Theres another way! This nation can shine again with the elbow grease we as individuals can provide! But we mustnt let a statist-leaning government dull our dedicated efforts. So pay attention. Get involved. Understand the way words are manipulated by politicians who practice to deceive, so that we can DO something about it. For instance, proving hes immune to irony, the President used the phrase fairness and equality under the law at the end of last nights address. This is the same President who has been arbitrarily amending his signature legislation, Obamacare, practically every other day to give breaks to his cronies and leave the rest of us without connections out in the cold. I guess some of us are less fair and equal under Obamas laws.
The last thing we need right now is more help from big government. In this mid-term year, we need to send new leadership to D.C. to get government back on our side and off our aching backs.
Thankfully, November is just around the corner.
- Sarah Palin
Her priorities are correct. I was busy sorting my sock drawer, or I’d been glued to the TV...
I was going to listen to the speech, but then remembered I had to walk my dog.
Boy how I wish this had been the republican/tea party
response. Lee was good, but Palin is family.
I went to bed!
I didn’t even see a screen shot of the Marxist liar.
I couldn’t listen because I had to scrub the toilet......10 times!
He, he, he.
I still have to listen Senator’s Lee’s response and I posted it on Syncro’s thread this morning from Senator’s Lee’s site, given I understand that google screwed up the transmission of it on their you-tube last night.
Sarah Palin BUMP!
“the presidents hubris and naivete is alarming.
Oh, for the love of Mike. Does no one speak simple English any more?
A and B ***ARE*** something.
Unless you is a slum rat.
I missed it because I got home late from the worst thing in ubama’s American.
I listened to it on the FR homepage which I think
was linked from YT. didn’t watch as I was too busy
trying to keep up with the live thread, but it didn’t
He made a good cogent case but it was kinda bland
although more adult to adult, certainly better than
I sure wish these live threads had some way to make them
scroll automatically as people post. I seem to remember
long ago that when I would post it would refresh to that
point, without having to scroll down to where you left
off. Bout wore my mouse out. I usually use a trak ball
set up as it’s faster but I wore out two and haven’t
gotten a new one.
Boy, sure wish I could have been with Sarah to hear her
comments first hand, I’m sure it would have been a
I missed it too. I had thought it was a re-run... was it a new episode?
You have a JOB? You’re not an Obama supporter, are you. ;-)