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I joined the live blog of St. Charle‘s Patch of Governor Palin and Glenn Beck‘s speech. I am waiting for the official transcript or the video (in fact, I expected that the talk radio station in St. Louis would carry it, or that Glenn Beck would’ve been generous enough to stream it live on his website.) Yes, that was a snark.
Money Quote: “You know why there’s a self-esteem problem? Because we don’t tell anyone they suck.” — Glenn Beck.
Kalen Ponche, the local Editor for the St. Charles Patch kept us informed along with Joe Scott, Associate Editor of Patch.com. People started filling the arena since 6:00 PM CST, which was almost two hours before the event took place.
Sarah Palin started her speech at about 8:00 pm. Dana Loesch, talk radio show host introduced Gov. Sarah Palin, who came out wearing a navy blue knee-length dress. Palin started by saying that she was glad to be in Family Arena – home of basketball and hockey.
Palin started by asking, “Defend the Republic from what?” Mentioned that the empowerment of the individual is key; that limited government does not infringe on individual rights, and that ordinary men and women would be empowered. By ordinary, she meant the same as Notre Dame coach Lou Holst, who said “God didn’t put us on earth to be ordinary.”
She spoke about the Founding Fathers, and paraphrased it this way: The Founders didn’t want us to be under the aristocratic system of power. There’s man’s standard of perfection, and God’s standard of perfection. Our founders intended for men and women to prosper on their own merits, not so those well-connected could get ahead. This promise inspired our ancestors to leave the “Old Country” behind, where money and power would be in the hands of a few.
She told the audience: “Your own ancestors left their countries behind for opportunity in America-to St. Louis, and St. Charles.” Palin mentioned her own ancestors who moved to United States, the original pioneers. Palin brought back one of her usual talking points by stating, “We are the most exceptional nation on Earth. Always proud of America, in good times and in bad. We are a nation of little guys who built the most impressive nation on earth.”
She said that President Abraham Lincoln recognized that Alaska could be a resource for our union. ”Alaska is a strategic location: And yes, you can see Russia from Alaska!”
The audience was happy and cheerful, quiet listening to her speech but not chanting for Palin to reconsider her run for office. Governor Palin kept highlighting on her independent streak more than once, and those that follow her career very closely know about this. Palin said that she wished that America shared the same independent spirit.
She brought up a very important part of her personality: Optimism. She said that it’s unfortunate how many Americans are not optimistic about this country. That people are realizing that today’s federal government is a threat to each’s freedoms.
Governor Palin said that the government is passing on to the next generation the bill for what they are spending. Continued on by mentioning that politicians use taxpayers’ money to reward their friends. This is what she calls “corporate crony capitalism.” That this is what Americans must defend the republic against. There was loud applause on this comment.
Another topic that she talks about a lot are the small businesses; she said that there’s around 70 percent of them, but they don’t grease the political wheels. Palin seemed very at ease and very relaxed. The lack of accountability of the press, according to Palin, is on their absence in questioning President Obama’s economic plans. That hand outs do nothing to help people bust out, and be free of shackles.
The crowd was very responsive, clapping and cheering her on. She challenged Obama to speak about his track record on fighting corruption.
She did not mention by name the “Solyndra” scandal nor the “Fast and Furious” operation-where guns were sold to Mexican druglords-but commended that several people are working hard to show corruption inside the Obama administration.
Palin became critical of Obama’s tour promoting his jobs bill. She said that Obama is actually on his re-election campaign instead. Governor Palin criticized President Obama’s solutions where she sees that these revolve around taking taxpayers’ moneys. When she mentioned this, the crowd responded very well.
On the issue of GE and their pass on rendering taxes, she said that they receive more of our hard-earned money than they give. Palin went after union bosses (not the union members) that are using them for their power. She said that “greedy union bosses” are taking our economy and working against the middle class.
About the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, she said that it is “nebulous talk show fodder.”
On the subject of the current GOP crop of presidential candidates she asked for the public to expect transparency from them, and know who is contributing to whom.
Palin attacked the media again by stating that the mainstream media needs to ask tougher questions and not be afraid of the political machine. Palin studied journalism, and sees that the mainstream media is abusing their jobs by not reporting the facts. Governor Palin was firm when she stated that men and women are willing to die for freedom of the press, so that’s why she’s always on a “high horse” about the main stream media.
Palin said again that Americans need to demand reform. True reform is difficult, and many people back away because it’s a tough road. Palin brought back the Tea Party movement to get her point across. She believes that Americans must reclaim that optimistic pioneering spirit of the frontier; that these pioneers didn’t expect anything from anyone.
She ended with, “We will not squander what we have been given. We will demand our republic. United we must stand. God bless America!”
- Sarah Palin: Not Retreating, Just Reloading (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- LIVE: Sarah Palin & Glenn Beck at Family Arena “Defending the Republic” (thepalinexpress.wordpress.com)
Governor Palin‘s speech in Iowa has has so far an interesting range of reactions, from revealing the true illness of America that suffers from direct political influences to a total disappointment because she didn’t announce her candidacy for 2012.
You may say that Rove‘s seed sprouted amongst some people but America is not patient, used to regular partisan standards on all parties and want this all over and done with in order to go back to their surreal reality shows, so they can get rid of Obama later.
Nobody believes as I do that this is must force Obama to respond. Palin laid her card without any specifics just like the rest of the GOP do-and why should she? Obama will present His “Ultimate Miracle Cure Jobs Plan” that will have none of the suggestions in Palin’s plan.
- Sarah Palin lights up Iowa – Washington Times (news.google.com)
- Palin sees room for more White House candidates – Reuters (news.google.com)
Thanks to Pennsylvanians 4 Palin!
Slate’s Dave Weigel posted that Stephen Bannon’s documentary “The Undefeated” on Sarah Palin will be released on July 15. The release of this movie starts in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. From there, it will trickle down to other key states.
Let’s be honest; this information has been out ever since we found out about the documentary and it definitely has flipped upside down the Republican elites and liberals alike. Bannon is making interview rounds, promoting the documentary and answering over and over why he felt compelled to turn several short documentaries in a two-hour movie.
Tomorrow we will see a statement from a “major theater chain” that is set to announce a nationwide distribution. If my gut is right, “The Undefeated” will get the movie trailer, followed quickly by the movie itself about two weeks later, and outside I will see a separate marquee sign with title, date and times. Sweet!
Andy Barr from POLITICO wrote that the movie director has also retail plans for “The Undefeated,” where Wal-Mart could be key. I will not post snippets of his piece because it does reek of POLITICO material; go ahead and read it for yourself. My conclusion: It’s very encouraging to see the positive feedback from several people that have seen it, the buzz that is generating within the political circles and the Internet. Positive or negative, the reality is that there is a movie about Sarah Palin; that this movie attempts to clear the air about events in the past that have tarnished her image while at the same time, show everybody that she can run a country.
- Palin: “The Undefeated” Producer Stephen Bannon’s Bloggers Briefing (sarahpalinblog.typepad.com)
- Palin Lounge Sunday: Reviews of “The Undefeated” Are Out! (tammybruce.com)
- The Undefeated (maxredline.typepad.com)
- “The Undefeated” Information (thepalinexpress.wordpress.com)
- Palin: “The Undefeated” Movie Trailer (sarahpalinblog.typepad.com)
- Palin Movie to Be Released Nationally… (politico.com)
- ‘The Undefeated’ could be a game-changer for Sarah Palin (sarahpalinblog.typepad.com)
- New Palin Movie Feeds 2012 Speculation (blogs.wsj.com)
SarahPAC has evolved from a straight-forward website with a limited goal to a full-fledged official Sarah Palin‘s interactive website. Everything for the general public is there-her Facebook posts, her tweets, email updates and of course the PAC donations. These are detailed, better broken down and my bet is that her PAC will increase due to this flexibility.
For those interested in a speech appearance, the option is there. The website design is impressive, colorful and very patriotic. Kudos to all involved in this project. GAME ON, indeed!
GOP Establishment-Are you willing to give some, and take some? Or let the US Constitution fly by, ignoring what this president has done to this country that WE THE PEOPLE love so much?
GOP contenders: BE UNAFRAID. THE GAME IS ON!
Are the GOP possible candidates too afraid of the media?
Are the GOP possible candidates too afraid of confrontation?
Are the GOP possible candidates unable to engage?
Are the GOP possible candidates proven leaders with expertise with the military-and respected BY the military?
Are the GOP possible candidates salivating to take on Barack Obama, look him in the eye and tell him ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?
NO MORE! IT STARTS NOW AND PLAY HARD CORE CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION FOR AMERICANS!
Sarah Palin will speak at a tea party rally in Madison, Wisconsin. Andrew Breitbart will join her, as both of them will be in the middle of the hornets’ nest where unions, Democrats and college kids have threatened to throw cheese curds at them, and perhaps other things:
The Koch Brothers think it’s hilarious when their dumb puppets have to go face huge, angry crowds of political opponents. Remember the movie Trading Places? It’s the same idea: Incredibly rich old white creeps just torture their own lackeys whenever it gets dull oppressing the faceless poor and destroying the Earth to make Dixie Cups and Brawny paper douche towels. So the Koch Brothers are bringing Sarah Palin to Madison, right there at the State Capitol, for an “Americans For Prosperity” rally. Haha the union people and college kids are going to pelt her with a million pounds of Wisconsin’s famous Fried Cheese Turds. Or curds, whatever. Curdle Rain. Poor snowbilly grifter!
Let’s pray for a peaceful rally, that Sarah, her family and all those that gather today are safe from any threats or danger. It’s just too bad that the hatred still continues to this day, when there are other critical issues to turn to like jobs, the economy and national security.
- As Palin Heads To Madison For Tea Party, Lefties In High Gear, Planning Disruptions and “Joking” About Violence (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Palin headed to Wisconsin for Tea Party rally (capitolhillblue.com)
- Sarah Palin To Speak At Tax Day Tea Party In Madison, This Sat. (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be headlining a Tea Party rally this weekend, at a venue that has served as the stage for some very high-profile protests of late: The Wisconsin state Capitol building in Madison. (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Madison Tea Party Tax Day Rally, Sarah Palin (freedomeden.blogspot.com)
- To a tax rally Palin goes (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Palin set to attend Wisconsin tea party rally (seattletimes.nwsource.com)