Palin: We’re on the Road to Ruin

2011 February 5
by bc3b

For once I wish this mealy-mouthed woman would stand up and say what she thinks instead of pussy-footing around Obama, the media and the RINOs.

Here’s Sarah Palin from last evening’s before the Young Americans Foundation to kick-off the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth:

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb 4 (Reuters) – Republican Sarah Palin said on Friday an explosion of government spending and debt under President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats had put the United States on “the road to ruin.”

In a tribute to former President Ronald Reagan, the potential 2012 White House contender said leaders in Washington had lost sight of the values that made Reagan a Republican icon and a hero to conservatives — a belief in limited government, low taxes and personal freedoms.

“This is not the road to national greatness, it is the road to ruin,” Palin said of the growth in government spending, budget deficits, joblessness and housing foreclosures under Obama. “The federal government is spending too much, borrowing too much, growing and controlling too much,” she said.

Palin said Obama had revived the era of big government, and she ridiculed the infrastructure spending and investment he outlined in his recent State of the Union speech.

“The only thing these investments will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy,” the 2008 vice presidential candidate said in a speech at the Ronald Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California, part of two days of festivities marking the late president’s 100th birthday.

Reagan served two terms as president beginning in 1981, and his belief in limited government, reduced taxes and military strength has been the dominant political doctrine of his Republican Party ever since.

His legacy gained new momentum in the last year with the growth of the conservative grassroots Tea Party movement, which has focused on a push for limited government and reduced government spending.

Like virtually all Republican Party leaders, Palin and many of the other possible Republican candidates to unseat Obama go to great lengths to stress their belief in Reagan’s principle.

But Palin said the Republican search for the next Reagan would never be successful. “He was one of a kind,” she said.

Palin focused in particular on a Reagan speech during conservative Barry Goldwater’s losing 1964 presidential campaign, titled “A Time for Choosing.”


That speech brought Reagan, a Hollywood actor, to the attention of conservatives and helped catapult him to two terms as California governor and eventually to the White House.

She said the speech, which warned of the dangers of big government and Democratic President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” social programs, was still relevant. “We are at a crossroads,” she said, “and this is a time of choosing.”

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Hat tip: Reuters

9 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 February 5 2:35 pm
    bc3b permalink

    RWR Special Tomorrow at BJG
    Tomorrow is a very special day: the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the greatest President of the 20th century.

    Tomorrow we invite everyone to stop by to share their thoughts on the life and legacy of our 40th President.

  2. 2011 February 5 4:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    bullet train to bankruptcy,

    Now THAT I like! Right up there with the Death Panels quip. Don’t know how this lady does it, but she knows how to lay down a sound bite.

  3. 2011 February 5 4:48 pm
    justrand permalink

    i like the RWR topic for tomorrow!!! great idea!

    and I love Sarah’s “bullet train to bankruptcy” line…awesome on every level!

  4. 2011 February 5 5:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Hmmmrmph. As if we have problems. Our neighbors to the North have it even worse —

  5. 2011 February 5 5:44 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Canada’s “human rights” tribunals have a great deal of power and, as the author states, almost always rule in favor of the complainant. Mark Steyn has had several confrontations with them.

    For Canadians, freedom of speech is as illusive a concept as it is for conservative students on most college campuses.

  6. 2011 February 6 5:57 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “Once all the jobs are gone, the layoffs will reach zero and our recovery will be complete. — Tweet on Legal Insurrection.

    That seems to be the goal of the Obama Administration.

  7. 2011 February 6 6:11 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Just for some perspective. There is a restraunt that is block from the Dallas stadium. He’s raking it in is and understatement. Get this —

    ‘The fee for those spots? Hensley’s charging a tidy $375 per car and $1,200 for RVs.

    “It’s just like Christmas in February,” he says.’

    From the FW Star Telegram.

    People are freakin’ nuts. Its bread and circuses time.

  8. 2011 February 6 6:38 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog: “Its bread and circuses time.”

    it is indeed. the goal of the Obama Regime is clear: a 2-Class Society…based loosely on the Soviet Union. A small ruling “Elite” (Party Members, “Intelligentsia”, and a favored few), and everyone else.

    The “everyone else” are the workers…the proletariate! Onward Comrades!!!

  9. 2011 February 6 7:18 am
    TLS permalink

    A small ruling “Elite” (Party Members, “Intelligentsia”, and a favored few),

    And all the media, celebrities, etc, tow the line assuming they have a seat at the “favored few” table. Now matter how many people Obama throws under the bus, they just don’t catch on.

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