(The following is a guest submission by Ron Devito.)
Dispatch filed by Kevin Scholla, Pennsylvania State Coordinator, American Grizzlies United / Organize4Palin, who was on location.
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – On the day before St. Patrick’s Day, Sarah Palin again demonstrated just how lucky we are to have her leading the fight for liberty. Speaking at CPAC 2013, former Alaska Governor Palin wowed a packed ballroom in Maryland defending freedom and touching on the issues conservatives and freedom loving Americans care so much about.
Gov. Palin said blaming guns and bullets for crimes in like saying “that fork made me fat.”
On background checks, Palin said to President Obama “we should’ve started with yours.”
She welcomed the left-wing media members saying they had the right to be in attendance.
Palin called out scripted politicians on both sides of the isle. She challenged the GOP saying “We’re not here to re-brand the part , we’re here to rebuild the country.”
She said Obama is considered a good politician, which is like saying “Bernie Madoff was a good salesman.”
Palin hammered away at Obama’s lackluster record by highlighting the high prices of everything from gasoline to diapers.
The Governor didn’t mince words when commenting on Obama’s promise to be transparent. Barack Obama, you lied,” said Palin.
Palin called on Obama to “Step away from the teleprompter and do your job!”
Palin mentioned Margaret Thatcher in her speech and encouraged Americans to keep faith. She defended our Constitution and our Second Amendment.
While waxing poetic about Christmas, Palin quipped that Todd got the rifle and “I got the rack.”
Perhaps the loudest cheers came when Palin whipped out a Big Gulp filled with soda pop. A clear shot at Mike “Nanny” Bloomberg and his failed attempt to ban large sugary drinks in New York City.
Palin told College Republicans to be “thinkin’ Sam Adams, not drinkin’ Sam Adams.”
The Governor called on CPAC attendees to leave no American behind and to share our message with all.
Palin said it’s time to put race and titles away. “There are only American issues,” she explained.
Palin blasted Karl Rove with a comment about not needing “architects”.
She told Washington politicians to get over themselves. “It’s not about you,” Palin said.
She touched on the drones issue and ripped Obama for canceling White House tours.
“If we have faith in We the People,” Palin told the crowd we will save our country.
As usual Palin spoke with passion, common sense, humor, and patriotism.
When Palin was initially introduced, Senator Ted Cruz, the keynote speaker for CPAC 2013, came out instead to say a few words about her. He drew laughs and applause when he said Palin drives the Left “batcrap crazy”.
The ballroom had a rock concert feel to it, as Palin’s comments were met with raucous cheers and enthusiastic chants. Governor Palin received multiple standing ovations during her remarks. Today’s speech from Governor Palin serves as yet another example of just how relevant and important she is in the conservative movement. Liberals are shuddering everywhere. The Mama Grizzly is alive and well and it appears her loudest roar is yet to come.
Complete Video Transcript of Gov. Palin’s CPAC Address