Palin Comes Back Swinging

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Sarah Palin stepped back into the spotlight on Saturday with a fiery, anti-establishment speech delivered in Madison, Wisconsin. With Donald Trump and Michelle Bachmann dominating much of the speculation about potential Republican presidential candidates over the last few weeks, Palin has been lying rather low. While the former governor of Alaska has yet to decide whether she’s going to run or not, her defiant speech this weekend suggests that she at least wants to keep her name in the discussion until she figures out whether to toss her hat in the ring.

Choosing the Dairy State to take shots at the administration and middle-of-the-road Republicans was a shrewd move. The drawn out battle between Governor Scott Walker and government unions over collective bargaining privileges has become a symbol of the kind of tough decisions that big, bloated government entities are being forced to face. Palin used the venue to criticize the compromise budget deal that Republicans and Democrats agreed to last week, chiding the GOP for agreeing to $38 billion in cuts rather than the $100 billion it promised.

“After some politics as usual and accounting gimmicks, we find out … it’s not even $38 billion dollars,” she said. “It’s less than $1 billion dollars in real cuts. That is not courage, that is capitulation. We didn’t elect you just to rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic. We didn’t elect you just to stand back and watch Obama redistribute those deck chairs.”

“We’re flat broke and he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us. So now he’s shouting ‘all aboard’ his bullet train to bankruptcy. Win the future? WTF is about right.”

Despite keeping a low profile lately, Palin tracked third among potential GOP candidates according to a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll. Mike Huckabee and Trump were most popular among the 350 Republicans polled, tallying nineteen per cent each. Palin followed as the choice of twelve per cent of respondents, with Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney close behind at eleven per cent apiece.

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  • Rifleman

    Ya gotta love Sarah Palin. No duck and cover there.

  • Alexander Gofen

    Swinging around the party-approved topics only is not a feat!

    What we need now is a new Senator Joseph McCarthy (may his memory be blessed), who would interrogate each and every politician circulated since 2008:

    What did you do in 2008 and later to uphold the Constitution and to oppose implanting of an illegitimate impostor into the White House? Yes, you Mrs. Palin. The impostor was your opponent in 2008.

    Mrs. Palin collaborated with Republican eunuchs indeed:

    As Mrs. Bachmann did – and these are so called the "best" of GOP. GOP's role has been … well, demoGOPy,

    i.e. to maintain an illusion of choice when there is no choice. To the dust bin of history them – in order to give a way for independent candidates and new parties upholding the Constitution and standing on fixed principles rather than on liquid "relations".

    • Hallie Roberts

      Donald Trump for president.

  • Keith

    I was there in Madison. The liberal loons tried drowning out her speech but their feeble attempt failed. They truly are afraid of the message brought by this messenger, Palin.
    The left lost and they don't even know it yet.

    • Jim_C

      We'll find out in 2012.

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    They can't drown out the truth. Drill Sarah, Drill!

  • bob maram

    sorry, but if the republicans want to win in 2012 they better choose someone other than sarah palin bob maram

    • PhillipGaley

      Okay, like who—Nice Guy Mitt Romney, Newt the Newt Grinch, Huckleberry? There's basically, nobody out there, . . .

  • Glenn

    Ya gotta say one thing for Palin, she doesn’t pull her punches.

  • Bowmanave

    Anyone notice how pronounced his Finish Swivel is in his practice swings? Without that part to his total motion he would not be able to stay on his feet, and so would never have reached this level of power.

  • Wesley69

    What a speech!! What an Iron Lady!!

    This was a victory speech for fiscal sanity, praising Governor Scott for taking on the unions and their "rent a mob". Things in Wisconsin will never be the same.

    It applauded Judge Prosser's key victory over his Democrat opponent. It preserved Wisconsin's current 4-3 conservative majority on their Supreme Court and insured that Scott's collective bargaining changes will not be overturned. But, with the money, with national union and Democrat involvement, this became the first battle of the 2012 election.

    Palin warned the Congressional Republican leadership to carry out their campaign promises and cut spending. She compared the last minute deal to avoid a Government Shutdown to "rearranging deckchairs on the Titantic."

    She called out Obama, giving him a needed taste of his own medicine after his extremely partisan speech about his proposed budget. Palin pointed out Obama has a record that will not be ignored by the Tea Party or WE THE PEOPLE.

    Governor Palin's speech is A CALL TO ALL AMERICANS TO DEMAND REGIME CHANGE IN THE 2012 ELECTION. Maybe it will be President-Elect Plain putting her hand on the Bible in January, 2013, with a bitter-looking Obama observing as his Presidency ticks away. .

  • Amused

    Yea , go Sarah ….now you let the other shoe drop , not to one-upped by Trump , now you're a full bona-fide BIRTHER . The lkittle respect I had for Trump [and you ] is gone . And of course you jumped on the Union Bashing Bandwagon . What else could be expected from a "time -delay-parrot " …lol….wait to see which way the wind blows , then hop on board . Man if all you Repo-Cons have to offer are the likes of Palin , Bachman ,and Trump …lol…you're in deep doo doo for 2012 . LOL….and WHAT ? Obama made an OMIGOSH ! partisan speech ?? What in the hell have republicans been doing since Nov.9 ,2008 ??? As far as batting middle class working people ….this will come back bto bite you in 2012 . Because for all their blather and B.S. ,the newly elected Republican Governors showed their cards quickly and early – TAX CUTS for the rich , subsidized on the backs of the middle and lower income groups . Lets see how many jobs Walkers " SNOW-JOB " bwill produce . LOL….no wonder the Koch Bros. Sponsored the teabaggy demo . Which btw was outnumbered by theie opponents by atleast 3 to 1 .Better get used to a new word in your lexicon – " RECALL " . .

    • jacob

      To AMUSED :
      Remember he who laughs last laughs stronger and I trust in GOD for both
      OBAMA and you DEMOCRAPS et al to be in for a damned big surprise come
      2012, since as somebody bigger that any of you will ever be, coincidentally
      a REPUBLICAN, said, you can fool some of the people some of the time but
      already your number, perhaps we will not back our Republicans, given the
      poor performance they have had even after winning back the House and there
      is still way over a year to pick the best option for President , definitely not OBAMA

      • Amused

        Jacob , rather reluctant to drag the Ruler of the Universe into any petty political arguments , especially one as contenjtious and pathetic as the one we both nopw engage . Foir all the lies and hatred being dispalyed on both sides , I'm sure that the Creator is quite disgusted . I will say however , and in all truth , that WHATEVER HAPPENS WILL BE HIS WILL , and yes that does infact include Obama's Election to President . You can't have it both ways Jacob , by claiming the things you want are His will and the things you dont want are not . My point here is simply this , Palin , Huckabee , Trump or Bachman , are non-starters . To be a birther in my opinion is a display of ignorance , stupidity , purposed denial or all three . There are 300 million people in this country and not nearly all are connected with the radical right , the radical left , or the Tea party .The media blows the importance of these groups way out of proportion. Oh and BTW this is NOT a laughing matter by any means , nor is it a sarcastic matter of who laughs last or first . As far as " my number " you don't even know me .

        • Jim_C

          "To be a birther in my opinion is a display of ignorance , stupidity , purposed denial or all three."

          That is precisely true. Such people lack even a basic understanding of law and justice, and trust only in their emotions and desires.

          And thanks for calling Jacob on his blasphemy.

          • coyote3

            And you have an understanding of the "law"? Oh geez, that is funny. How would you know what it is?

          • Jim_C

            I know I can't compete with your J.D., which you earned by eating a whole box of Cracker Jax!

            When you opened your prize, it read "blah blah unconstitutional blah blah."

          • coyote3

            The law and justice. If you knew anything about, you would know that the law often has nothing to do with justice.

  • tanstaafl

    I believe that our Dear Leader was born in Hawaii.

    But if someone questioned my citizenship, I'd release my birth certificate, post haste.

    • Alexander Gofen

      With first father a foreigner, a person is not natural born. With second father Indonesian and the Indonesian citizenship of the kid, the kid had abrogated the natural born citizenship – even if it were valid. This is a basic civic

      • Amused

        Alexander , you don't know what you're talking about . An American mother, and being born in Hawaii , one of the 50 States , makes him an American . Put a tin foil hat on in your next picture you put by your name .

      • Alexander Gofen

        It is you Amused who do not know what you are taking about because you do not even see the difference between ordinary American citizen and natural born American citizen. Educate yourself:

        • Amused

          B.S. Alexander , one thing I do know is , you don't know how to admit it when you're wrong . Like one wise politician has said , if it were true , you Repo-Cons would have been all over it from the getgo . "orrdinary and natural born " ….oh what a croc of bullsheeet .

  • tanstaafl

    Maybe the name on his birth certificate is not Barak Hussien Obama…………………what if it is Barry Soetoro? It shouldn't matter, but then why not just release it and have done with it?

    • Amused

      The birth certificate has been released , has been viewed , and has been certified by the State of Hawaii . I suspect though , that would not be good enough for you .There are photos of it , and most normal intelligent people would accept that . But you are a birther , and are stupid .And pally ….you just cant fix stupid .

  • tanstaafl

    Maybe that's the problem with his college records as well. The president was an Indonesia citizen at one point, he couldn't have used his citizenship to apply for financial aid, could he?

    Back in the Stone Age, when I when to public school, I was taught that an American president had to be born of natural parents. That is, both of a president's parents were born in the United States. Did someone change the Constitution and not tell me?

    • Jim_C

      If you were taught that, you were taught wrong.

      • Stephen_Brady

        Perhaps he was taught by a NEA teacher in the public schools. That would explain any lapses in an American's education.

    • Alexander Gofen

      With first father a foreigner, a person is not natural born. With second father Indonesian and the Indonesian citizenship of the kid, the kid had abrogated the natural born citizenship – even if it were valid. This is a basic civic

    • umustbkidding

      He is the manchurian canidate

    • aspacia

      You were incorrectly taught. Read the law.

  • BS77

    I like Trump and Palin…..Trump is a burst of fresh air….he isn't a hemming and hawing politician…People like him because he isn't afraid to deal with the birth issue and so much more….China, the Afghan war strategy idiocy, OIL, Libya….He knows America needs better leadership….Palin has been so maligned by the libtard media….she must be good.

  • Jim_C

    Go, Sarah!!!! Go Donald!!!

    Trump/Palin 2012!!!!!

    Hey, a man can dream, can't he?

  • argonaut

    Anyone notice how pronounced his Finish Swivel is in his practice swings? Without that part to his total motion he would not be able to stay on his feet, and so would never have reached this level of power.

  • willegge

    I like Trump, but he is not a true conservative by that I mean reliable. He has changed his positions many times in the past few years, more than ROMNEY. If He ever gort elected he would be a majore disappointment to conservatives. Just look at what he has said and done in the last few years. People for Petes sake look at the guys record of statements.

  • Wesley69

    No one can fire up a crowd like Sarah Palin.

    An extremely strong part of her speech referred to the Social Compact which IS based upon the "Consent of the Governed."

    It kind of sounded like the charges against KING GEORGE III in the Declaration of Independence.

    Obama has ignored WE THE PEOPLE
    -when he rammed through ObamCare
    -when he increased the national debt to over $14.5 trillion
    -when he misrepresented his deficit spending plans
    -when he proposed tax increases on the middle class and job creators
    -when he supported government funded abortion, but threatened not to pay the military in the recent showdown with the Republicans over the government shutdown
    -when he committed the US to a third war in Libya
    -with his apologies for the US to the world and the snubbing of our allies
    -in his manipulation of oil & gas prices, shutting down or severely regulation domestic sources while praising the drilling by other countries (Brazil)
    -by saying the Americans, beset by higher prices, had better get use to it.

    Winning the Future is as Sarah Palin said, about Obama winning reelection. She came out with her guns blazing, showing Republicans, this is how you take it to the President.

  • dwaasp

    Preaching to your Family; is not exactly what a speech is for??

    Yes the Palins need to Trademark:

    Palin's Attacks from the Left: Luck?? Without them she would be a Has-Been & Homeless Pauper trying to pay Legal Bills from false drummed up charges. Does She Put the kind of Fear in Liberals to Generate these Attacks?? Is that a Talent: & OR Can Just Anybody get wealthy preying on peoples of These Spirit levels??

    But: Requirements to run against Obama is a dialogue without Giant Fear of the Race-Card being shoved down ones throat. Very Few have that Nerve; Palin does BUT :: for a Woman to have it; Say Like Palin; is Almost Revolting to many… One could Somehow Rationalize A Man like Trump having a lot more Nerve than Oneself!!??

    What-Ever may be the Candidate; This Election is to save the country. Leave the Social & Religious Wars until we are stable: The Founding Fathers were not Constantine Type Christians Anyways. Except for a couple; they were ± Gnostic Christians (Rosicrucian, Freemason, etc; more akin to Zen.

    • umustbkidding

      Ok, sooo who else is out there doing it?

  • Lisa_H

    No one fires me up as much as she does.

  • Amused

    Florida is already regretting putting a convicted CROOK into office as Governor .And he's wasting no time crawling up Big Buisiness' arses . Here's a man whose company screwed the American Taxpayer , stealing millions , convicted of Medi-Care Fraud , and called it "just a mistake " …lol….I wonder how may inmates in Stark are there for their "mistake " ….yet the dummies in this state voted for this crook anyway …..and that "word " – RECALL is starting to circulate .

  • Willard

    The people of Wisconsin outnumbered the Koch brothers' bussed-in teabaggers 5:1.

    How Many Lies Can Sarah Palin Tell In 15 Minutes? From Wisconsin, Lets Count How Many She Told In Her Rant:

    • LACE

      How do you know? You love to throw insults instead of facts.

      Here are a few facts for you. The debt in this country accumulated under this current administration is more than that of any other administration in history. The number of people on the dole in some form outnumbers those working and not receiving any benefits. Standard and Poors is about to reduce the United States' rating which enables creditors to lend us money. This will make us on a par with other thrid world countries. More people are scheduled to retire than Social Security and Medicare can pay for or handle. Do you not understand that economics is the key to success of any country and what made this country in the first place was the independent spirit and the desire to "make" a better life for one's family. So I guess the people of Wisconsin have no clue what is going on that will and does impact them and their state. As for your fowl-mouthed comment – we shall consider the source.

  • BLJ

    The libs and Dems fear Palin. She is an attractive woman who does not hate men and play the role of a victim.

    • Jim_C

      Au contraire: Please, Sarah, run for office again!!!

  • Amused

    LOL….no BLJ , I think the Dems are praying that you dullards make her your candidate . They love her man !! Every time she opens her mouth , more sane people are won over to their side . She's good for Reality Shows , that's about it . Perhaps she'll find her "place in the world " just like that gal on Jersey Shores.

    • coyote3

      You wouldn't be saying the things you are saying, if she didn't worry you, tee hee.

  • manotick

    For someone the media says is irrelevant, she sure gets a lot of media attention. Has there ever been another American politician like Sarah Palin?

  • umustbkidding

    A lot of complaints but the fact is that there isn't anyone else doing what she is doing. I would love to see a Palin/Bachmann ticket.

    It has nothing to do with the fact that they are women, they just putting themselves out there.
    They both make sense.

  • firesign58

    The left is terrified of Sarah Palin and will do anything to destroy her. This video is a great example why they should be afraid…be very afraid…. she has the enviable position of being right.

  • voted against carter

    PALIN / BOLTON 2012

    Compared to barry she is Exactly what America will NEED to repair
    ALL of the damage wrought by the Dumb-O-cRATs and barry and his UNION masters.

    This is ONE MORE REASON America NEED's Sarah Palin NOW more than EVER.

    And I can NOT stress this enough,…

    Sarah Palin IS ONE of the ONLY women IN the REPUBLICAN PARTY,…

    With the "B A L L S" to tell Barry and his UNION masters,…

    AND the Dumb-O-cRATs to SHOVE their agenda were the sun does NOT SHINE!!.

    PALIN / BOLTON 2012


    Barack Obama 2012? then “You may want to think about a trade-in.” PALIN / BOLTON 2012