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Palin said those who did not understand Brat's appeal do not have a "thumb on the pulse of what many Americans are thinking" and underestimated the "wisdom of the people."

Brat's victory was a referendum against amnesty. But Brat also used the amnesty issue to more broadly indict Wall Street cronyism that leaves working Americans holding the bag.

Sound familiar?

Those are the signature themes that have defined Palin, who has blasted the political establishment on both sides of the aisle since she first ran for office. And Palin echoed those themes again in a landmark speech in Indianola, Iowa in 2011 (the permanent political class was fawning over Mitt Romney at the time) that slowly injected "crony capitalism" and the "permanent political class" into the broader political bloodstream. In that 2011 speech that defined an enemy for American free-market populists, Palin blasted crony capitalism and clearly differentiated between being pro-free markets and pro-big business. The former reflects a level playing field while the latter often colludes with government to tilt the playing field against Main Street. Palin said in Iowa in 2011:
1 posted on 06/12/2014 8:45:51 AM PDT by Cheerio
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**...resonates with American workers because of the impact it will have on their livelihoods.**

Indeed. But I also ask ‘where is the gov’t sense of fairness with immigration?’. What about the millions who did things properly, according to the letter of the law? Who also, btw, work like dogs, pay their taxes, don't cause trouble, and make real contributions to our society?

This is another valid point that I don't hear people talking about at all.

2 posted on 06/12/2014 8:51:41 AM PDT by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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But, but, Governor, we gotta get those American citizens Not in labor force numbers over 100,000 ASAP and bringing in hundreds of thoussnds of tax-payer subsidized cheap labor is the quickest way of doing it! We're almost there!

THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- HOUSEHOLD DATA PUBLISHED FOR MARCH 2005

Civilian noninstitutional population ........................................... 222,550 225,041 225,236 222,550 224,422 224,640 224,837 225,041 225,236
Civilian labor force .................................................................. 146,525 147,649 147,745 146,737 148,313 148,203 147,979 148,132 148,157
Participation rate ............................................................... 65.8 65.6 65.6 65.9 66.1 66.0 65.8 65.8 65.8
Employed .............................................................................. 137,691 139,100 139,759 138,408 140,293 140,156 140,241 140,144 140,501
Employment-population ratio ............................................ 61.9 61.8 62.0 62.2 62.5 62.4 62.4 62.3 62.4
Unemployed ......................................................................... 8,834 8,549 7,986 8,330 8,020 8,047 7,737 7,988 7,656
Unemployment rate .......................................................... 6.0 5.8 5.4 5.7 5.4 5.4 5.2 5.4 5.2
Not in labor force .................................................................... 76,025 77,392 77,492 75,812 76,109 76,437 76,858 76,909 77,079
Persons who currently want a job ......................................... 4,667 4,844 4,858 4,817 5,087 5,021 4,982 4,995 5,001


THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- HOUSEHOLD DATA PUBLISHED FOR MAY 2014
Civilian noninstitutional population ........................................... 245,363 247,439 247,622 245,363 246,915 247,085 247,258 247,439 247,622
Civilian labor force .................................................................. 155,734 154,845 155,841 155,609 155,460 155,724 156,227 155,421 155,613
Participation rate ............................................................... 63.5 62.6 62.9 63.4 63.0 63.0 63.2 62.8 62.8
Employed .............................................................................. 144,432 145,767 146,398 143,919 145,224 145,266 145,742 145,669 145,814
Employment-population ratio ............................................ 58.9 58.9 59.1 58.7 58.8 58.8 58.9 58.9 58.9
Unemployed ......................................................................... 11,302 9,079 9,443 11,690 10,236 10,459 10,486 9,753 9,799
Unemployment rate .......................................................... 7.3 5.9 6.1 7.5 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.3 6.3
Not in labor force .................................................................... 89,629 92,594 91,782 89,754 91,455 91,361 91,030 92,018 92,009
Persons who currently want a job ......................................... 7,193 6,088 7,031 6,648 6,348 6,060 6,146 6,146 6,438

3 posted on 06/12/2014 9:05:39 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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Actually, the main street represented by their Chamber of Commerce want amnesty to save their worthless butts.

With amnesty, they will have a large, disposable and cheap labor force and an increased number of very dumb buyers.

This why the CC and their members have supported the inflow of cheap labor and dumb buyers, aka illegals for decades.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 9:29:04 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo will not divert resources from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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Of course, Sarah is correct, but that’s the plan. The main street bourgeoisie must be destroyed for Obama’s fundamental transformation to blossom.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 9:32:04 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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www.senate.gov

www.house.gov

Call your reps in DC and tell them you are outraged by the breakdown in security on the Southern border.

Call their local offices if you don’t want to pay for long-distance to DC—you’ll find the numbers at the above sites.

This is an invasion, and it is a White House instigated and supported invasion and IT HAS TO STOP!

Make the call!

If these kids, mom and teens can get through, so can the drugs and terrorists.

And almost 13 years after 9/11/2001 it is wholly unacceptable.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 9:33:27 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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She should have run for POTUS, she won’t run in 2016 IMHO....


7 posted on 06/12/2014 9:35:16 AM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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Every OTHER country of the face of this earth has a natural and allowable pride and in some cases, a pathologically rabid sensitivity to the significance of their own culture...

But for some reason, with American culture there, seems to be a concerted and malicious effort to displace or destroy OURS!!

Many people even HERE want to mock and invalidate what OUR culture is, and it’s being done with the eager assistance and support of the MSM and the government.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 9:38:30 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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Anything other than returning these people to their nation of origin will decimate our nation.

20-35 million new voters, 70% or more of which will vote for the Democrats..., game over.

Registering them legalizes them. Letting them remain in place exposes our nation to a future mass citizenship run.

And then there’s chain immigration following that.

If our elected leaders and those who want to lead, can’t begin to be open and address this situation for what it is, all the happy talk will be for nothing. We will be doomed to watch our nation go under.

Start talking about repatriation. That’s the only solution. Until folks have the gumption to speak plainly in public, I don’t really care what they have to say.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 9:59:22 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Cheerio; onyx; Windflier; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ..
Ping to Sarah's Patriotic List!

The Uniparty's Protected Lawbreakers aren't welcomed by the American People.

A Great interview by Sarah!


16 posted on 06/12/2014 10:51:31 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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The commentators at Fox News twisted themselves into knots, trying to come up with any and every nutty reason to explain Brat’s win.....anything except the people being fed up.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 11:05:42 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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She was right about DeathCare and death panels.

She was right about Putin and the Ukraine.

And she’s right with amnesty.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 12:02:19 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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A bit late to the party, but I’LL TAKE IT.

This is the clearest statement that I’ve heard from her on Amnesty - everything else sounded almost Democrat, say stuff like “Our Immigration system is broken, we need to fix it!”.

Maybe she too learned a bit from Cantor’s defeat.


21 posted on 06/12/2014 4:11:49 PM PDT by BobL
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