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Sarah Palin is right on in "her" State of the Union speech

February 15, 2013
We think Sarah Palin hit the nail on the head in "her" State of the Union address: Here is how Tony Lee reported it at
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wrote Wednesday that America is a nation being bankrupt by a federal government led by "venal politicians" in her response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address.

"What is the true state of our union? Though this may sound harsh, I'll speak the truth here," Palin wrote. "We are a country going bankrupt to fund a bloated, distant, and often corrupt federal government led by venal politicians more concerned with paying off their campaign cronies and consolidating their own power than in preserving the constitutional republic that so many have fought and died for (including our brave men and women in uniform who were barely mentioned last night)."

Palin has assailed the "permanent political class" since her landmark speech in Indianola, Iowa in 2011 that introduced that language into the political bloodstream. Director Stephen K. Bannon and Peter Schweizer's Government Accountability Institute have assailed D.C. as a "boomtown" that produces nothing but continues to get wealthier by expanding the size and scope of government.

During the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Palin live-tweeted with the "#SOTUGottaBKiddingMe" hashtag, assailing Obama and Washington, D.C.'s permanent political class for their cronyism. After the speech, Palin called out Obama for not honoring slain ex-Navy Seal Chris Kyle or U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens during the address. After attending Kyle's funeral on Monday, Palin said Obama needed to "pay his respects" to the fallen American hero.

"So, do something. 2014 is just around the corner. Get motivated! Get organized. America, don't retreat. In the words of yet another White House program, 'Let's move.'"
"If you missed President Obama's State of the Union address last night, you didn't miss much – especially if you watched any of his past four State of the Union addresses," Palin wrote. "We heard the same recycled rhetoric, and we heard his Orwellian declaration that the cornucopia of new federal programs he proposed, as well as his intention to eradicate world poverty, wouldn't 'increase our deficit by a single dime.'"

Palin also referenced Paul Krugman, "one of President Obama's economic cheerleaders at the New York Times," who last week was "remarkably candid" when he said "death panels and taxes is how we do this."

"But wait, I thought there'd be no such thing as 'death panels,' liberal liars?" Palin asked sardonically.

"This is the long-term forecast for the state of America under Obama's failed policies: middle class taxes and death panels," Palin wrote.

Left-wing politicians and journalists ridiculed Palin when she predicted the Affordable Care Act would lead to bureaucratic death panels rationing treatment. Politifact named "death panels" its Lie of the Year in 2009.

"Our country didn't weather a Revolution, two World Wars, a Civil War, a Great Depression, and countless other political and economic storms, just to be sunk by the dangerous policies of this current administration," Palin wrote. "We're stronger than this. As President Reagan said, 'I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.'"

Palin concluded by urging Republicans to get ready for the 2014 midterm elections: "So, do something. 2014 is just around the corner. Get motivated! Get organized. America, don't retreat. In the words of yet another White House program, 'Let's move.'"
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    Sarah Palin learned a new word
    February 16, 2013 | 03:39 PM

    Looks like Sarah Palin learned a new word, "venal".


    Indeed, and she has, in one word, more accurately described Washington than we have ever seen done:

    "ve·nal to bribery: open to persuasion by corrupt means, especially bribery

    2.corrupt: characterized by corruption to be bought: able to be obtained for a price"

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    Sarah Palin is right.
    February 16, 2013 | 04:50 PM

    Smart, sensible Sarah Palin speaks clearly & concisely about the corrupt cracker-barrel cronies in our nation's capital. Obama is useless as President. He is a hollow sham, a media-manufactured hologram.

    Carlton West
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    Sarah's comments
    February 16, 2013 | 05:49 PM

    It appears now that normal existence is in a holding pattern.We are told to think in terms of 2 more years or 4 more years until we can get a chance to turn this around again.We can do this or we can do that but "we need your donation."
    These recurring themes have left many of us very angry and desperate.
    Buying back our rights and the American way in general has no appeal and now merely infuriates many of us.
    Congratulations to Mrs.Palin for her comments but this must be kept in mind.All the MSM support of this fraudulent administration and protection of fraud in general has left many with one desperate alternative.If an administration can force its mandates on us, we wonder what else they can force upon us.

    For this reason,many see their second ammendment rights as the last bastion of safety...where previously,the voting booth was sufficient.

    charles trainor
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    February 17, 2013 | 06:00 AM

    Do some research. Palin is an IDIOT.


    Editor's response: What would cause you to beleive we have not done "some research"? We don't think she, or anyone, would need to be very sharp to be better than what we now have.

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    February 17, 2013 | 12:39 PM

    Sarah Palin is a true American concerned with its future. It is scary
    with the self serving staff that is running the country into ruin.
    You could not run a company this way.
    Rewarding bad behavior. If the USA fails the world will crumble.
    God Bless America.

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    words to live by brought by media excellence
    February 17, 2013 | 08:34 PM

    Ah yes, words to live by from Palin.

    That being, from someone that has either quit (governor, abused her power, violated the state's Executive Branch Ethics Act), lost (VP aspirant) or was fired (Faux News propagandist) from any decent job she's even had or attempted to reach. Then again, there's even the trailer park reality show where she sucked.

    Ah yes, now there's a person qualified to critique the president elect (TWICE)

    Thanks, BO for bringing this meaningful news to our attention!

    Editor's response. Of course you are entitled to you opinion. Everyone has one...opinion that is. But you may be interested to know that the article you comment on got 3 times as many hits last week as any other we posted. And we note what we supsect most of our readers will see: You don't attack her words, but rather the person. Nuff said.

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    A Patriot
    February 17, 2013 | 11:04 PM

    Govenor Sarah Palin is a true conservative and a loyal patriot. I, like many others, have heard many of her speeches and she is always on point with conservative values and ideas. The MSM has attacked her and tried her in the court of public opinion. MSM sabotaged Herman Caoin in the court of public opinion. Dan Quail was destoyed by the MSM in the court of public opinion. More recently MSM tried to destroy Marco Rubio for drinking water during a speech. This kind of ridiculous over kill,by the mainstream media, should open the eyes of citizens that the mainstream media is trying to decide who they want to lead this country. Stop watching the mainstream media. Listen to conservative talk radio and maybe we can get some leadership in Washington that will do the will of the people and not the will of the mainstream media.

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    Sarah Palin
    February 18, 2013 | 10:29 AM

    If and when Sarah Palin shows the commitment to be a true politician who really works for other people instead of just ranting from behind a news desk or worse, through a social media format, I will believe she may actually be worth the ridiculous devotion she receives from her supporters. Hating everything President Obama does is effortless and unproductive. Actually working to produce change is not. It takes integrity, knowledge, a strong work ethic, and above all, commitment. It also means being willing to be unpopular and unfazed by that unpopularity. Her dubious legacy of executive experience is marred by hastily (and poorly) written ethics legislature, nepotism, and unprecedented taxation of one of Alaska's few non-government subsidized industries. Her mayoral legacy is even worse - spending money on a lobbyist whose sole function was to bring hundreds of thousands of US tax dollars to a city of 9,000 people and STILL leaving that city in multi million dollar debt. There is little to admire about this woman beyond her ability to charm and make a buck. It doesn't matter that she tends to say what people who did not vote for President Obama want to hear and tend to agree with. That doesn't make her right, it doesn't mean she speaks the truth, and it certainly doesn't give her any real credibility.


    Editor's response--We not the irony of you ranting (hate?) against the person of Sarah Palin and complaining about Obama haters. Why don't you and the other Palin detractors simply debate her ideas rather than engage in constant personal attacks. What in her "State of the Union" column was not correct? We suspect that the problem so many have with Palin is simply that she exposes Obama's failures, and clearly he is a miserable failure far in excess of anything you try to put on Palin. The man is destroying waht has made this the greates country in history and it is hypocritical to cast stones at Palin while ignoring what Obama has done.

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    February 28, 2013 | 01:59 AM

    It's funny how many comment on Palin's performance but really just restate the things they have heard in the media. I'm a Alaskan, served with her son in the Army, and fact check your ideologies. She's not perfect, but she is honest.

    Ms Katie, you haven't a clue.

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    March 01, 2013 | 10:15 AM

    Why is it Palin supporters overlook all her ridiculous comments and act as though she has something to offer our country politically? The editor here says he's done research on Palin? Obviously her sheer stupidity doesn't come into your evaluation of her abilities.

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    Palin is ridiculous? LOL
    March 01, 2013 | 07:49 PM

    Why is it that all the ridiculous comments made by high profile Libs are overlooked by their supporters? Such as:
    Barack Obama gems of thought-
    1. "On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes and I see many of them in the audience today."
    2. "Ten thousand people died, an entire town destroyed."--On a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people.
    3. "I've now been to 57 states, I think one left to go."

    Then there is the deep thinking Joe Biden-
    1. "A three letter word J O B S."
    2. "Stand up Chuck, let 'em see ya"--to the guy in the wheelchair
    3. Any ideas what this genius was talking about firing a shotgun blast through a door without knowing who is on the other side? Good thinking Joe.

    Charles Hickman
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