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Governor Palin’s Response to the SOTU





Governor Palin via Facebook:

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-it’s-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 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 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



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  • LadyMams

    The very best SOTU response, of course!

  • TSM_Admin

    It didn’t show up here, but on her Facebook page for this there are two photos at the end. One is apparently a picture she took of the ball game she went to from the bleacher seats. The other is a picture of Obama at the SOTU speech with Biden and Boehner behind him – with their eyes closed!

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

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

    I wish I could remember who it was, but a commentator on Fox said that if the government had just given $1 mn to each individual who had no health insurance, that would have been cheaper than Obamacare is turning out to be. And all that expense to DECREASE the number of people who have health insurance coverage.

    Progressivism. That’s what the Dems call it.

    I did not watch last night, either. The script has already been written, and the ending is already known. The 2014 mid-terms is where we need to start turning things around.

    Sarah is going to be a very big player this November. My guess is that she will be a decisive factor in helping to determine the look of the new Senate and House. Time to send another check to SarahPAC. The people get a much better return on that than they do on their federal taxes.

    • alien4palin

      "I wish I could remember who it was, but a commentator on Fox said that
      if the government had just given $1 mn to each individual who had no
      health insurance, that would have been cheaper than Obamacare is turning
      out to be. And all that expense to DECREASE the number of people who
      have health insurance coverage."

      Senator Ted Cruz!!!

      • Laddie_Blah_Blah

        Thanks! I just could not remember.

        • alien4palin

          You are very welcome!!!

    • lyndaaquarius

      Money is the "mother’s milk" of politics. As the astronaut said in "apollo 13″ "failure is not an option".

  • alien4palin

    Sarah, brilliant response to SOTU!!! Line by line showing the true state of the affairs of SOTU

  • blackbird

    Governor, you are a beacon of real hope.

    "Understand the way words are manipulated by politicians who practice to deceive" they’re all Parseltongues all snakes in the grass.

  • http://www.conservatives4palin.com/ 1776er

    You tell it Guv!

    Obama has become involuntarily transparent. We ALL can see right through him now. Not enough smoke in the world to cover his lies and his intentions. And his incompetency.

    Nobody sees it any clearer than Sarah Palin of Alaska. Nobody describes it any clearer either. Language we can all understand. Good, clear honest American language.

    I am Spartacus! I am Sarah Palin!

    • DocBarry1

      I like it

    • lyndaaquarius

      love her brilliant use of English, so light and precise.

  • Vlad99

    So many responses, so little time.

  • DocBarry1

    Bravo Bravo Bravo

  • Vlad99

    Wonder when Sarah Palin will stop repeating the same nonsense that lost Mccain the election?

    • Steve_Flesher

      Speaking of "same nonsense," are you conceding that McCain would have the election on his popularity and that the country really didn’t like Obama but for the fact Palin was on the ticket?
      If that’s the case, why did Romney lose in 2012 with McCain’s backing? The same people claiming that McCain lost because of Palin were the same people laughing when she wasn’t at the convention. Yet, without Palin and the Tea Party, those "electable" Republicans fell flat on their face.
      Also, even Steve Schmidt from the McCain campaign acknowledges that the only time McCain’s numbers were above Obama’s was after Palin was brought on to the ticket. After they decided to suspend McCain’s campaign after a massive DOW plunge was when they dropped.
      We like productive challenges here. Not the "same nonsense" we’ve been hearing since 2008.

      • Vlad99

        One question then, why doesnt she run for anything?

        • Steve_Flesher

          Nobody has to "run for anything" to be effective. Let’s see if Mr. Pres can leave office in 2017 and go on to have the same impact she has in the private sector.
          You guys need to stop glorifying public office as if its a seat of royalty. That’s the problem with the left (and some on the right) and its impact on the country has been catastrophic. How many seats one holds or how long they hold them are silly factors considering all the fossils we have in D.C. who have our debt at 17T.
          Put it this way. She’s not been in public office since 2009 and the left is still hate-tweeting her as if she were an ex-girlfriend. She remains a step ahead of those who follow convention — especially when said convention is killing our country.

          • Vlad99

            I don’t understand the urge for someone to give their opinion on every matter of public policy but still remain a private citizen. Guess twitter followers are easier to get than votes. Pays more to criticize without having to make actual decisions.

            • Steve_Flesher

              But that’s kind of your problem. The "urge" to give opinions should be in all of us on every important matter. The government serves us, we don’t serve it and therefore, advocates are needed to keep a strong watch on those. Being the one who actually signs legislation means that same one must be under the watchful eyes of the people they serve.

              You’re putting too much emphasis into the politician and forgetting the purpose and forgetting all of our responsibility to be alert.

              And for the record, Governor Palin did help McCain pull in about 60M votes in 2008 and won many elections long before that without focus groups and experts telling her what to say and what to wear.
              Further she got higher public approval ratings while doing those jobs than anyone ever could achieve on either side of the aisle in D.C. right now.

              Because of her decisions during her service, people were happy. Therefore, she’s especially qualified to notice failed policy when she sees it. I am grateful she’s there and that she’ll never sit down and shut up.

              • Vlad99

                I think I can be alert enough without a Sarah Palin doing my thinking for me.

                • CBDenver

                  Why are you here? Certainly not to engage in an intelligent discussion of the issues, as all you have done so far is fling insults. Not very productive.

                  • blackbird

                    That’s a good question CB. Maybe he can’t get the Governor out of his head all that commonsense have him confused lol.

                    • alien4palin

                      Rent free…. 24/7!!! LOL!!!

                • senator20526

                  I am OK with that….Now where is your response to the SOTU?

                • RICHARDAS

                  another fine example of PDS rears its head,
                  don’t you just love all these sad people with nothing better to do than come here and say —well—nothing, They don’t know what they don’t know .

                • 01_Explorer_01

                  But you want "your" president to give you free hand outs. Get a job.

                • friskyness

                  your proving you can’t…….you are here criticizing Palin….you need a life…………….

                • alien4palin

                  Big Sigh of relief to know that you can think for yourself. It would be even more reassuring also to know that you are thinking coherently and logically for the good of America.

                  Sarah Palin is exercising her rights as a responsible American as enshrined in the American Constitution.
                  Shame on those who try to shut her up and deny her the right to fulfill her duty and responsibility.

                  "For the People by the People" This is the American system and We,The People must stand up and be counted. Short of that, it is a dereliction of duty and responsibility as an American. No system is perfect but the American System is the best there is. View of the political landscape in the past decades is an abysmal reflection of the system.

                  For those who aspire to live in a different system, there are no shortage of choice in the world. To name a few…. North Korea, Cuba, Middle East…..take your pick and have a dry run, not as a tourist or visitor but live and work as one of them. Last time I look….freedom of choice still exist.

              • blackbird

                ask him Steve why does Stewart and all the rest pontificate.

                I think what he’s really saying is why we don’t act more like the dem sheep and sit down and shut up instead of embarrassing his highness.

            • 01_Explorer_01

              Just like "your" president says. "Everyone sit down and shut up"

            • 56Survivor

              Poor Vlad……it just eats you up inside that Sarah Palin dares to disagree and criticize the terrible policies Obama has inflicted on the Republic. THAT is the bottom line for you. What a tool……………
              By the way, dissent is the highest form of Patriotism………according to HRC.

            • friskyness

              She has the right to criticize…..you lefties always criticize her, so right back at yah! Oh that’s right, liberals can shovel it out, but can’t take it………………

          • blackbird

            Steve I think he’s one of those obamacare bots, he’s not making any sense. ask him "what difference does it make" and see what he says. lol.

            • Vlad99

              How dumb you are makes no difference to me.

      • DocBarry1

        Way to respond

        • friskyness

          McCain lost the election for Palin, not the other way around!

  • http://lenbilen.com/ Lennart Bilén

    The SOTU Obama just said

    might send us to therapy pad.

    I am but a peasant

    but it was as pleasant

    as if I endoscopy had.

    With pictures at: http://lenbilen.com/2014/01/29/sotu-2014-speech-reaction-a-limerick/

  • heypiasano

    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.

    Will Sarah once again endorse John McCain if he once again decides to go against the will of the citizens of Arizona for a sixth term?

    Sarah your friendship with the McCain’s is one-sided, Your debt to them has been paid ten times over, enough is enough McCain must Go. As Reagan stated government is not the solution to our problems, government is the problem. McCain personifies this government like no other.

    • alien4palin

      I understand that many of us feel strongly for the injustice and betrayal of Sarah by certain people who should have stood up and defended her.
      She will never, never allow tits for tats of such insignificance of a few people or group in the big scheme of things in life to take away or distract her and We,The People’s MAIN FOCUS and ATTENTION from the monumental task in front of us for AMERICA well being.

      This is one of many of her outstanding virtues that sharply contrast so called leaders on the world stage to-day. One of multitude of reasons that many of us love her.

      We can expect she will consistently continue to stand up and speak out when it is the right thing to do for Sen. McCain or any other human being.

      Sarah is not for sale and I would imagine that she has absolute abhorrent for indebtedness which leads to cronyism which is so prevalent in the political landscape for decades.

  • Tarnsman

    Words, Sarah, just words. Standing on the sidelines posting on Facebook doesn’t move the ball much. Time for you to get back in the game. There is a Senate from Alaska currently up for the taking. Yes, there is risk in the attempt, but the rewards…..As a US Senator you won’t be just one voice in a hundred, you will be
    The Voice of the Tea Party. A voice that can’t or won’t be ignored.
    Just my two cents.

    • lyndaaquarius

      not the best move for her effectiveness and consequently not a benefit to the American people. "The best person in the best position" . She will function best as Commander-in-Chief. She’s a born and brilliant team leader.

    • 01_Explorer_01

      She has to start ramping it up more. The next level….

  • lyndaaquarius

    I continue to marvel at her tasty writing style,never a wasted word and clear as a bell.She is ,indeed, a "great communicator". I stand with Sarah Palin and I will get involved.

    • blackbird

      I’ve said it in the past, the Governor is one of the smartest people I know.

  • blackbird

    Sum up the Governor is one word… Presidential

  • CharterOakie

    Outstanding!

  • misterlogic0013

    what many of us have been saying, in our hearts ..

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