Monday, April 18, 2011

Video: Sarah Palin in Madison, WI

Anyone who may have thought that Sarah Palin was becoming yesterday's news as Donald Trump ascends in the polls, think again. Palin's Madison, Wisconsin TEA Party speech proves once again that not only does she "get it", she is not afraid to go anywhere to deliver it.

Unlike Donald Trump, who broadsides Obama on everything including the birther issue, Palin focuses her attacks where Obama is most weak ... his record. However, in this speech Palin doesn't just call out Obama for his fiscal foolishness, she also calls out weak and compromise-happy Republicans. Palin understands that weak Republican leadership is every bit a s detrimental to America's future as is another term of Obama.
Now, there’s a lesson here for the Beltway politicos, something they need to understand; the lesson comes from here in Madison. So, our lesson is to the GOP establishment first. And yeah, I’ll take on the GOP establishment. What more can they say about us, you know?
So, to the GOP establishment: if you stand on the platform, if you stand by your pledges, we will stand with you. We will fight with you, GOP. We have your back. Together we will win because America will win!
We didn’t elect you just to re-arrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic. We didn’t elect you to just stand back and watch Obama re-distribute those deck chairs. What we need is for you to stand up, GOP, and fight. Maybe I should ask some of the Badger women’s hockey team—those champions—maybe I should ask them if we should be suggesting to GOP leaders they need to learn how to fight like a girl!
The closing of Palin's speech sounds very much like an unofficial announcement for her candidacy. A candidacy that will be driven by the voice of We The People.
And Madison, you defended the 2010 electoral mandate. You are heroes, you are patriots, and when the history of this Tea Party Movement is written, what you accomplished here will not be forgotten.
Your historic stand brought down the curtain on the last election. And the 2012 election begins here.
We will take the courage and the integrity that you showed all of America. We will take it and we will win back our country!
God has shed His grace on thee, America. We will not squander what we have.
We will fight for America! And it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin!
It starts here! It starts now! What better place than the state that hosts the Super Bowl champs to call out the liberal left and let them know: Mr. President, game on!
I have always believed and still believe that Sarah Palin is our best (and quite possibly only) hope for 2012. While conservatives are being swayed by early polls and media narratives that Palin cannot win, certain realities makes it quite clear that Palin is the one.

I have told you all that first and foremost the 2012 GOP candidate must be a rock solid fiscal conservative. Palin has proven this time and time again. Second, and maybe most importantly, our candidate must be a real fighter. Our candidate must not just fight Obama, his media minions and the radical far left, our candidate must also carry that fighting spirit into the presidency. Once president, our candidate will face a Congress (both left and right) that is set in their ways and is invested in maintaining the status quo. We need only look at Boehner's sorry spending cut compromise to understand why a true fighter is needed.

Without someone in the White House who will battle for America without concern of reelection, America will be every bit as doomed as if Obama had won a second term. Palin's resignation shows that she is not tied to titles and power, but is instead interested in doing what is right.

I do believe that as the 2012 GOP field rolls outs one lackluster campaign after another, Palin will continue to shine and once again prove to conservatives that she is The One.

Video h/t: Hillbuzz


Liberty's Rest Blog said...

As much as I agree with your principles of needing a fiscal conservative and a fighter, I really don't think that she is one to do the job. She is way too polarizing, which would mean that she would have too many people actively working against her to make any real progress. Additionally she produces sound bites that make it all too easy for liberals to mock her, reducing credibility (not that its right or wrong, just that it is). I think Ron Paul would be a much better, more serious, and less party-line-polazrizing sort of choice.

Clifton B said...

Liberty's Rest:

"She is way too polarizing, which would mean that she would have too many people actively working against her to make any real progress. Additionally she produces sound bites that make it all too easy for liberals to mock her, reducing credibility (not that its right or wrong, just that it is)."

Don't fool yourself into thinking that only Palin will have this issue. Obama cannot run on his record alone, so whomever the GOP candidate is will mocked and painted as extreme (polarizing) by the media and the left. This is no candidate that will be treated better than Palin.

What the left did to Palin these last two years is now standard operating procedure for all GOP nominees. We know Palin can stand up to this and even thrive under such an assault. Can Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Huckabee or Trump? Doubtful any can and finding out with only months before election day is beyond risky.

Marian said...

Palin is only "polarizing" because the left instantly recognized what a powerful threat she is and instantly got to work on trying to utterly destroy her with constant attacks and lies (especially easy to use brazen lies when you have an electorate that accepts SNL skits as factual news). The question is,will conservatives think for themselves, grow a spine, and refuse to dance to the beat the left is drumming for us? They are actively working to choose who does and does not run against Obama. Beware the candidate who gets any hint of consistent positive press in the MSM. Make no mistake: They can and WILL do exactly the same thing to anyone the GOP puts forth as their candidate, and it will likely be more vicious and immoral than ever before. The only hindrance to the extent of it is time; they got an early start on Palin-- essentially the moment her VP nomination was announced and they picked their jaws up off of the floor. Palin has a proven record of being able to fight off a handful of jackals at a time and come up victorious, more ready to fight for America than ever. How do you think one of the wimpy GOP men will do in the ring of jackals?

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul would be a much better, more serious.....sort of choice.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! A man with a history of racists diatribes being released under his name? A "fiscal conservative:" who fights to bring home as much pork as any Democrat? A man whose foreign policy it nuttier than a pecan pie? Sure. "serious". *snicker*...*guffaw*...I'm sorry, I can't.. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Tell me another one.

Anonymous said...

I still hate that the primaries/caucuses are taking place WAY too soon. It's probably not possible but why can't all 50 states have primaries only one month before their conventions ?
Also not possible, but have the Rep. & Dem. conventions less than 2 months from election day.
I agree Palin is very polarizing among conservatives, but I DO know that she believes in the Constitution, she has a strong backbone, and she wouldn't still be out there if she didn't have thick skin.
The RNC probably doesn't like her cause they wouldn't be able to "order her around"...but that's a good thing.

SB Smith

Brian Buto said...

After Obama, a typical white man in a fine suit and a friendly face will not be good enough for voters. Republicans know that.

RSS Ronald Reagan said...

I'm with you on the need for a fighter in 2012, I just don't understand the argument that Palin is the only one we've got. What about Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, or Rick Santorum? Going in a more Libertarian vein, what about one of the Pauls?

bd said...

abc: right as rain

aside - interesting bevy of recent commentors(sic)/comments - don't know what to make of it all...

spc said...

Well, this is amazing-

I have always been hyper-critical of our potential candidates, especially Palin because she has some weaknesses which are multiplied by our media. She has never impressed me in any speech because it is always calculated and has her struggling to find a voice--- BUT, this speech was an unbelieveably great speech. She has caught her element.

If it takes a snowstorm to make her sound as good as she did, well then I hope for unimaginable storms in this country.

I am beside myself, really.

If she can run against Obama, with Allen West as VP- then she will win, but if Hil-dog runs, then we will have to resort to a RINO candidate (IMO).

Obama is so arrogant that I think that he will not give up running and so I am changing my opinion- Palin should run, and run mad!!! If she can continue to speak as she did in Madison, then there is no holding her back. I was literally awestruck by her delivery. I almost wonder what made her speeches before this one so weak, because whatever they were, she should never follow that again. She sounds so much better when she is connected to her own emotions.

I really hope to see more of this because it was extraordinary.

Lisa said...

I have really swayed on Sarah. I've read both her books, obviously seen what the media reports on her. I watched her series on TLC. I think I get her. Your argument here is compelling. And you are right. She is surely principled. And she is a fighter. Both of these things remind me of Ronald Reagan. People said he was an idiot, similar to Sarah. Obviously he was not.

My concern is, is she really and truly electable? Meaning, all those Republicans and Independents out there who have bought into what the MSM is saying about her would have to do a 180 and decide she is the best choice over the guy already in office? I am not sure. I fear that people don't pay close enough attention to see what is really happening and it is too easy and convenient to follow what MSNBC, CNN, and the others report.

What do you think Clifton?

OregonGuy said...

Recent comments from Nancy Pelosi indicate that she simply wishes that Republicans would elect candidates more like mainstream Democrats.

We tried that with McCain, didn't we? I believe that we need to nominate a clearly polarizing candidate. To offer a choice, not an echo.

I believe that Guliani would serve as a strong lightening rod, just as a Palin candidacy would. Strong candidates make for good elections. I wish them all the best of luck.

objectivist said...

It is very heartening to know that there are still politicians left like this. I had a lot of hope for the new House leadership, but they have really let me down.

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