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Palin: SOTU address ‘alarming’
Politico ^ | 1/29/14 | Tal Kopan

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 president’s “hubris” and “naivete” is “alarming.” Palin said she avoided watching the annual speech because it’s 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 you’ve 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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KEYWORDS: address; alarming; obamasotu; palin; sarahpalin; sotu
I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you.
1 posted on 01/29/2014 10:03:12 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

If you skipped huddling around the TV last night for the State of the Union address because you’ve 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 “utopia’s-on-its-way” just isn’t 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 I’d 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 “I’m from the government and I’m 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 don’t want and can’t 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 won’t be able to pay it off. And our government still wants to blow more money we don’t 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 that’s 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, it’s the problem. It’s 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, it’s now more important than ever for us to press in and pay attention.

Why? Because we’re 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 that’s against America’s will. There’s another way! This nation can shine again with the elbow grease we as individuals can provide! But we mustn’t 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 he’s immune to irony, the President used the phrase “fairness and equality under the law” at the end of last night’s 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 Obama’s 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


2 posted on 01/29/2014 10:06:51 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

Her priorities are correct. I was busy sorting my sock drawer, or I’d been glued to the TV...


3 posted on 01/29/2014 10:09:04 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: FReepers; KC_Lion; proud American in Canada; sten; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; CatDancer; ...


Sarah Palin's Awesome Ping List!


Thankfully, November is just around the corner.

4 posted on 01/29/2014 10:10:47 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

I was going to listen to the speech, but then remembered I had to walk my dog.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 10:12:12 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: onyx

bump


6 posted on 01/29/2014 10:12:41 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: onyx

7 posted on 01/29/2014 10:14:05 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: onyx

Boy how I wish this had been the republican/tea party
response. Lee was good, but Palin is family.


8 posted on 01/29/2014 10:14:31 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

I went to bed!
I didn’t even see a screen shot of the Marxist liar.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 10:14:44 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

I couldn’t listen because I had to scrub the toilet......10 times!


10 posted on 01/29/2014 10:15:27 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Nachum

He, he, he.

11 posted on 01/29/2014 10:16:52 AM PST by McGruff (I'm a conservative. Not necessarily a republican.)
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To: tet68; Syncro

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.


12 posted on 01/29/2014 10:17:58 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
Thankfully, November is just around the corner.

Sarah Palin BUMP!

13 posted on 01/29/2014 10:19:39 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Nachum

“the president’s “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.


14 posted on 01/29/2014 10:20:47 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: DJ MacWoW; onyx; GeronL; Tennessee Nana; Lakeshark

I missed it because I got home late from the worst thing in ubama’s American.

WORKING!


15 posted on 01/29/2014 10:22:41 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx

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
sound disjointed.
He made a good cogent case but it was kinda bland
although more adult to adult, certainly better than
Obama.

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
knockout!


16 posted on 01/29/2014 10:26:57 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: onyx

Bump!


17 posted on 01/29/2014 10:27:37 AM PST by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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To: bigbob
I was busy sorting my sock drawer, ...

I missed it too. I had thought it was a re-run... was it a new episode?

18 posted on 01/29/2014 10:27:52 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: KC_Lion

You have a JOB? You’re not an Obama supporter, are you. ;-)


19 posted on 01/29/2014 10:28:06 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: KC_Lion

bump


20 posted on 01/29/2014 10:32:33 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: onyx

I didn’t watch one second of that nonsense last night..I really didn’t want my blood to boil so I just watched some basketball instead, some Little House On The Prairie, and a Sanford and Son episode..I cant stand hearing Obama’s voice so why put myself through the agony of hearing him go on and on about “Income Inequality” which just means Socialism..and about how Commiecare is great


21 posted on 01/29/2014 10:38:16 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum

Back in the Clinton days, and the first year of Obama, I used to let other Freepers do the watching and reporting. And I would consult the transcripts. But at this point I can’t stand even reading a transcript, because I pretty much know what kind of meaningless lies and gobbledygook they will involve.

And I note that there are scarcely any Freepers left who are willing to assume the burden of listening to the enemy in order to report to the rest of us what was said. Bad enough listening to Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton, but Obama is a thousand times worse.

You can sum up just about all his speeches thus: “I am the Messiah, and I’m trying, uh, extremely hard fix the mess I found when I came into office, but it’s just going to take a little longer because of the political gridlock caused by those evil Republicans, who are unwilling to compromise.”


22 posted on 01/29/2014 10:38:28 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Yup.


23 posted on 01/29/2014 10:41:37 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: C210N

Was it a re-run?
Well, yes, in a way. He borrowed heavily from his previous *speeches* and even tried to sprinkle in some Reaganesque populism, just for laughs.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 10:48:04 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: onyx

Sarah posted that from her cell phone while sitting on a sticky steel bleacher at a ballgame? Impressive!


25 posted on 01/29/2014 11:17:28 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: onyx

Sarah is SO astute, and courageous! God bless her for her efforts to reclaim this country!


26 posted on 01/29/2014 11:17:37 AM PST by Monkey Face (Getting old sucks. I used to wake up feeling like a million bucks. Now I feel like a bounced check.)
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To: tet68
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27 posted on 01/29/2014 11:37:23 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Nachum; All

Although B. Hussein Obama has an aversion to taking credit for his abundant failures, lies, and criminal acts, B. Hussein did a credible job of describing just what his failures were in last night’s State of the Obamanation Failed Union Speech.

B. Hussein waxed eloquent on his description of how the Keynesian “Prime the Pump” stimulus theory of economics has failed without ever mentioning Keynes, or economic stimulus.

It was a masterful slight of hand speech, worthy of B. Hussein’s reputation as a consummate lying, con-artist, (pardon the redundancy).

Now that Commie Obama has been forced to admit that Communism (Mandatory Universal Federal Medical Insurance Tax, aka Obamacare), Economic Stimulus, Fed-controlled low interest rates, and Constitutional violations have made the last 5 years a living Hell for The Middle Class in America, the question I have is as follows:

“Who in the RINO Wing of the Republican Party has learned NOT to repeat what B. Hussein has proven for 5 years to be failed Federal Government policy?”

What say all of you?


28 posted on 01/29/2014 11:45:08 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: dsc

She put it in words that everybody could understand as to confuse the zero.


29 posted on 01/29/2014 11:46:46 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: DJ MacWoW; KC_Lion

You have a JOB? You’re not an Obama supporter, are you. ;-)

****

You have probably seen this one, but it was new to me.

Bumper sticker:
Of course, there are no Obama stickers;I’m on my way to work!


30 posted on 01/29/2014 12:01:13 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Nachum; onyx; Tennessee Nana; tet68; DJ MacWoW; McGruff; KC_Lion; jazusamo; Sarah Barracuda; ...
"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, it’s now more important than ever for us to press in and pay attention."

"The last thing we need right now is more ‘help’ from big government. In this midterm 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."

November 4, 2014

Then onward to November 8, 2016!

We have Just Begun to Fight!

31 posted on 01/29/2014 12:02:36 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Bigg Red; onyx

Yup! Onyx posts it as a graphic. :-)


32 posted on 01/29/2014 12:05:47 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: bigbob

The family finally made the decision to dump cable altogether - before the coup.

Acirema, is it upside down flag time yet? If not now, when? If not you or I, who?

Consider this: the number of ex-Army Rangers, ex-Green Berets, ex-Navy Seals and ex-Marne Force Recon in civilian life is larger the the combined US armed forces.


33 posted on 01/29/2014 12:25:37 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: NTHockey
Hey Beltway: "Consider this: the number of ex-Army Rangers, ex-Green Berets, ex-Navy Seals and ex-Marne Force Recon in civilian life is larger the the combined US armed forces." Plus all of us old codgers who can still shoot!

Sarah says it best: ". . Because we’re 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 that’s against America’s will."

It's the ballot box or the cartridge box. We'll see.

34 posted on 01/29/2014 12:39:59 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Nachum

If 0bvmmer wanted to wreck the economy “on purpose” what would he be doing differently?


35 posted on 01/29/2014 12:42:43 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Living in a surreal world where wrong is now right and right is wrong.)
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To: Nachum; All

I love Sarah to pieces. I was rooting for her to be on the National Ticket before McLame picked her in ‘08. But, I need to say, Sarah, what is also alarming is that you continue giving your blessings and endorsements to that old prune-faced s.o.b. who was your running mate in ‘08. You don’t owe him anymore. You paid your debt to him in ‘08 by keeping him from getting annihilated, which he would have had you not been on the ticket. If you sing his praises or endorse him publicly one more time, I’m going to tune you out permanently. My love affair with you will be OVER!!! People on FR probably won’t say what I’m saying, but if it was anyone else, they’d be tearing them to pieces. It’s only because you’re loved Sarah; you are very loved.


36 posted on 01/29/2014 12:50:07 PM PST by Din Maker
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To: Nachum

Whats really alarming is if Palin really believes hussein is naive and not intentionally evil.


37 posted on 01/29/2014 1:19:06 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Nachum

I watched a bad movie on DVD. I made the right pick.


38 posted on 01/29/2014 1:19:15 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Old Yeller

Palin probably don’t think he is, but .... Obviously he knows that it is hard to reverse what he has done and so he can depend on the Republican leadership just to trim along the ages. They seem to have accepted that the principle everyone should have insurance. That puts the insurance companies, or at least those with connections, in a great place, serving , more or less as government contractors, and the onus of any refusals falls not on them but the government.


39 posted on 01/29/2014 1:26:24 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: Bigg Red; DJ MacWoW









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40 posted on 01/29/2014 1:50:17 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Old Yeller

IMO there’s not one single segment of society who is suffering from his policies or one single thing turned completely on its head that this jerk is the least concerned about. He is in his glory at all the destruction he has caused (and looking forward to causing more) and is not about to lose a second of sleep over anyone’s problems. I don’t care how many times he pretends and says otherwise. Why is it so difficult for people to detect lies and liars?


41 posted on 01/29/2014 1:54:37 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Art in Idaho



42 posted on 01/29/2014 1:59:18 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
Sarah's comments are always right!
43 posted on 01/29/2014 2:10:27 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho

God bless and keep you and Sarah Palin.


44 posted on 01/29/2014 2:28:23 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: mabarker1

“She put it in words that everybody could understand as to confuse the zero.”

The error was not hers; it was committed by the author and/or his editor(s).

I’ll bet she can avoid that type of error when she wants to.


45 posted on 01/29/2014 4:18:25 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: onyx; Art in Idaho; Lakeshark; Bratch; upsdriver
Sarah tells it like no one else.

A Toast to those who wish her well and those who don't can go to Hell.

46 posted on 01/29/2014 5:55:04 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion
B T T T ! ! ! ©

47 posted on 01/29/2014 5:56:47 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

I try to avoid hearing his voice as much as possible. At the age of 65, I am sick of this president telling me what I can do and can’t do. This guy hasn’t a clue about life. He’s been handed everything on a silver platter, practically.

I do pray that Sarah runs in 2016. What more of a contrast to Obama could one get? Darkness (Obama) and light (Palin)!


48 posted on 01/29/2014 5:58:40 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Nachum

Palin’s got Obama’s number - - she’s not being fooled by any of ‘em ... Good for her.


49 posted on 01/30/2014 6:31:05 AM PST by GOPJ (Liberals never let something as petty as being 100% wrong stop them - Blood of Tyrants)
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