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PALIN ON 'TRUE' STATE OF THE UNION: 'VENAL POLITICIANS' BANKRUPTING NATION
Breitbart.com ^ | 13 February, 2013 | Tony Lee

Posted on 02/13/2013 5:09:04 PM PST by TADSLOS

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. 

"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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2013sotu; 2013sotupalin; corruption; obama; palin; politicians; politics; sarahpalin; sotu; stateoftheunion

1 posted on 02/13/2013 5:09:13 PM PST by TADSLOS
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To: KC_Lion; onyx

Palin ping.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 5:10:11 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS
"When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt,
but protects the corrupt from you -
you know your nation is doomed."

-Ayn Rand


3 posted on 02/13/2013 5:16:04 PM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: TADSLOS

Venal politicians running a feral government.


4 posted on 02/13/2013 5:18:29 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: TADSLOS

she’s still the only politician I would volunteer to be on her protection detail


5 posted on 02/13/2013 5:19:00 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: TADSLOS; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Ask for a Palin Ping and you Shall Receive.

Sarah knows the State of the Union is at it's worse since 1860 Ping.

But don't worry about your Dollar being devalued it's part of The Supreme Soviet 65 Year Plan.


6 posted on 02/13/2013 5:25:45 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion; onyx

This woman is forged steel, through and through. God keep and protect her and her family.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 5:33:01 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TADSLOS

Hmmm. Just thinking what a trip it would have been if this had instead been served up as a part of the official televised Republican rebuttal to Obama, with such passages as this:

“...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...”

Wow, the mind reels. So glad there’s at least someone out there who genuinely offers a voice to the views I hold. Not getting that much anymore from the GOP proper, to put it mildly.


8 posted on 02/13/2013 5:39:11 PM PST by greene66
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To: TADSLOS

Sarah must run and win.


9 posted on 02/13/2013 5:40:04 PM PST by Armaggedon
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To: KC_Lion
Her tweets are better and harder hitting than anything I heard on TV last night from anybody.
Our elected Rinos ain't much.
10 posted on 02/13/2013 5:45:04 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Armaggedon
Sarah must run and win.

Agreed. She's the one fighter on our side who's got the total package of what it's going to take to keep this nation from going into full-blown meltdown.

I know that she's as informed, and as pissed off with Obozo as every Freeper is, but unlike most of us, she's positioned to actually do the sort of things that can correct the course of an entire nation.

This nation needed her true and steady hand at the top in 2012, and we'll need it even more-so in four years.

I hope she stays pissed off, and that it motivates her to take the necessary steps that lead to the White House in 2016.

11 posted on 02/13/2013 5:50:09 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Diogenesis

Ayn Rand must have foreseen the future because her quotes have taken on real meaning the past 4 years


12 posted on 02/13/2013 6:23:07 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: TADSLOS
"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)."

This perfectly sums up Washington. If she campaigns on this theme she will win votes from across the spectrum because this is the honest truth.

13 posted on 02/13/2013 6:26:50 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC
This perfectly sums up Washington. If she campaigns on this theme she will win votes from across the spectrum because this is the honest truth.

And the Democrats will do everything in their power to defeat her -- aided and abetted by the GOP-e.

14 posted on 02/13/2013 6:31:31 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Windflier

Sarah can win if we support her. God has to be in this house. Sarah loves God and country. So must true patriots.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 6:38:27 PM PST by Armaggedon
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To: TADSLOS
"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)."

I smell either a.) a Republican insurgency ticket or b.) a third party in 2016.

In either case, a "Washington vs The Rest Of Us" campaign would have momentum.

16 posted on 02/13/2013 6:42:09 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: The Cajun
ri-no |ˈrīnō|
noun ( pl. same or rinos ) informal
Emasculated Republican; Drunk with power politician (see: Dimocrat)
ORIGIN late 20th cent.: abbreviation.
17 posted on 02/13/2013 6:42:46 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: Windflier
I hope she stays pissed off, and that it motivates her to take the necessary steps that lead to the White House in 2016.

Yes, indeed!

18 posted on 02/13/2013 6:45:53 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: okie01

I agree, and it can’t get here fast enough.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 6:53:17 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Jane Long
Sarah Palin can do great things if our verbal support becomes material.
It will take work, and some money, and a lot of clear thinking.
Run, Sarah, Run
TWB
20 posted on 02/13/2013 6:53:22 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: KC_Lion

Hoo-rah. :D


21 posted on 02/13/2013 7:09:59 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: KC_Lion

The pubbies just sent me a letter with the return address “John McCain.” Whiskey Tango Foxtrot??? What a sure way to ensure it is ripped in half and thrown away. John, you should have backed Sarah against all those attacks. Do you have any clue how epic your defeat would have been without her? You have no honor before me. None. For all I know your letter would have been about your “good friend Chuck Hagel.”


22 posted on 02/13/2013 7:22:11 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: sten

Right there with you, but at my age and the shape I’m in I could only be useful as a Human Shield.

Off topic, but I’ll bet the Media is waiting with baited breath to get a shot of Sarah drinking from a Bottle of Water so they can “Rubioize” her. So is the state of Political discourse in this Country, very sad indeed.


23 posted on 02/13/2013 7:42:57 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: TADSLOS; Liz
"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's right on this...

24 posted on 02/13/2013 7:51:04 PM PST by GOPJ ( Illegal immigrants: violent boorish party crashers. Send them home, call police - make them leave.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I don’t think people in our health class to be human shields. I think of us as ‘repurposed’. You’d be surprised at what we can do when the chips are down ;)


25 posted on 02/13/2013 7:54:07 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Armaggedon

“Sarah must run and win.”

If her health holds up, it looks like Hillary may actually try for it in 2016.

A Republican male won’t beat the first woman running for president — it will be like trying to stop the wave of oncoming history by holding out one’s hand.

As much as it pains to say, the Pubbies are gonna need a woman of their own to run against her.

Now who might that be?


26 posted on 02/13/2013 8:02:24 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Road Glide

Kay Bailey H on deck..... Or the other female from Alaska are my two bets. Anything/anyone but Palin. Look for Lord Lindsay to go transgendered if the above fails.


27 posted on 02/13/2013 8:04:44 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

You’re absolutely right Norm, I’m actually a “well armed” Human Shield who would take any threat against one of our own very personally.


28 posted on 02/13/2013 8:09:35 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

When a 400 pound guy can hoof it 30 miles through the mountains and hold off a literal army for hours with an AR, I’d say that some dude with one in a wheel chair/whatever could buy time for his friends and family, wouldn’t you? ;)


29 posted on 02/13/2013 8:19:00 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Windflier

You know, when Sarah announced she wasn’t going to run last time, it took the heart right out of me. I tried to get enthused about SOMEONE, but just couldn’t ever do it. I am telling you now, that if Sarah was on the other side of hell and announced she was going to run THIS time, I would walk all the way through hell to support her. And that’s a fact.


30 posted on 02/13/2013 8:26:16 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Absolutely, if this little episode with the Cop Killer proved anything, it's that a Well Armed group of Patriots wouldn't be as easily defeated by the Tyrants as the Pundits think they would.

It's no wonder that historically the Commies, Dictators and Nazis always made a point of disarming the Population, with the Blessings of their Sycophants and Useful Idiots I may add.

Obama Voter = Useful Idiot. Be sure to use that phrase at every opportunity. In most cases, they will have to take the time to look up what the definition of a Useful Idiot is and they might, just might, snap out of their self imposed Ignorance.

31 posted on 02/13/2013 8:41:56 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Armaggedon
Sarah can win if we support her.

All she's got to do is make her intention to run clear to one and all, and the support will come bursting forth.

32 posted on 02/13/2013 8:48:20 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TADSLOS

“...venal politicians bankrupting the nation...”

Exactly correct, Sarah; no wonder politicians and the mnedia all hate you - you tell the truth, which is against the religion to which all politicians and media figures adhere.


33 posted on 02/13/2013 8:49:33 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Kickass Conservative

One in 10,000 possibly. I don’t think we should ‘not’ point it out by any means, don’t get me wrong. But it is my solid belief, which I think the facts bear out, that two decades of solid and ‘purposed’ propaganda/education have created a world willed with those who do not ‘want’ to know the truth or be burdened with the responsibility of accepting it. Far easier to just go along/get along.

If the libs had waited another 10 years, when most of the WW2 generation had joined the choir invisible and those of us in Gen X were looking into applying, they would have got it in a walk. But as Rush said, they always overreach.

Now, they have alerted a generation of video game players who LOVE guns, that they want to take them away because they can’t be trusted. IMO, that single thing in this issue hurt them more than anything. Now everyone from Sherrifs to military groups is slowly getting their collective poop together on it. And the young pups are asking uncomfortable questions.

As for Palin, the bottom line is as it was. Her positions, speeches et all, are far and away lockstep with what many of the old guard believe. No one is perfect afterall. And before we worry about fighting the MSM, Dams and GOP on her, we need to rid ourselves of the idiots here and other conservative sites/groups that parrot MSNBC.

And if not her that steps up, then we can only look to those who think like her. And if idiots call that whatever, so be it. It’s the ideas that matter most.


34 posted on 02/13/2013 8:56:41 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Kickass Conservative

Just to be clear, I know full well the libs have been doing the propaganda war far more than 20 years. I meant that they got serious. Rebuilding curriculum around social justice/environmentalism, going 1984 on the language etc.

In the 80s, we still had a modicum of freedom. The 90s saw about every TV show used to further the agenda. And from there it was an all out war.


35 posted on 02/13/2013 9:19:36 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Windflier

This may ruffle some feathers.

Sarah talks the talk all right, but we don’t need another four years here of breathless gushing: `Will she? Won’t she?!’ only to have her say, again, oh, about summer 2016: “Never mind! You understand, I’m sure. The MSM is just so darned mean ... “. So yeah, her hairdresser AND the rest of us want to know, and ASAP.
A candidate either has the fire in the belly or she doesn’t. She disappointed a lot of people here not too long ago.
If she’s serious about running she should declare now and make it clear that’s what she’s doing and do it as soon as possible.
The ring’s pretty close to empty of conservative candidates right now. The RINOs and CINOs `ran the zoo’ last go-around and it got us Romney. Things look bleak and it would be just what we need.
So on that question she either decides to fish this time, or she continues to cut bait, but no more of this coy `Maybe, maybe not’ nonsense. She either says she’s running or she’s just another pundit/talking head, albeit an attractive, conservative one. If she decides not to run she remains an opinion leader but nothing more, and we can concentrate on throwing out the Democrats and electing a non-GOP-establishment candidate. No more beating around the bush.
Either do it or don’t. Walk the walk, or don’t.


36 posted on 02/13/2013 9:20:19 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

Totally agree. And said so the day after Zero won round 2. You won’t get a fight from me.


37 posted on 02/13/2013 9:22:18 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: TADSLOS

I would love to see Reid piss Palin off when it’s her time of the month. Not good for Reid.


38 posted on 02/13/2013 11:46:49 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: MestaMachine
You know, when Sarah announced she wasn’t going to run last time, it took the heart right out of me. I tried to get enthused about SOMEONE, but just couldn’t ever do it. I am telling you now, that if Sarah was on the other side of hell and announced she was going to run THIS time, I would walk all the way through hell to support her. And that’s a fact.

+1000. I would literally give what's left of my life to see her in the WH.

39 posted on 02/14/2013 4:53:10 AM PST by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment!)
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To: GOPJ; TADSLOS; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; Grampa Dave; sickoflibs; justiceseeker93
"We are a country going bankrupt to fund a bloated, distant, and often corrupt federal government led by venal self-serving politicians more concerned with paying off their campaign cronies and consolidating their own power" (using govt authority and resources to acquire personal wealth).

"Jobs for Jerks" sums up the entire Congress AND the Obamanations.

40 posted on 02/14/2013 6:00:21 AM PST by Liz
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To: All
In his SOTU, Obama told us he plans to buy even more voting blocks with 29 (count 'em") new federal programs----of course this will not increase the deficit by even a penny---the prez fatuously said.

29 totally free programs?

Sap-happy Ohaha musta dreamed that up while inhaling something on the breakfast table he thought was artifical sweetener. (/snix).

I guess David Axelrod was at Casa de Campo getting a lube job----and didn't have a chance to signoff on that lamebrain idea.

41 posted on 02/14/2013 6:08:44 AM PST by Liz
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To: tumblindice
we don’t need another four years here of breathless gushing: `Will she? Won’t she?!’

Here's a suggestion...don't click on Palin threads for the next four years unless and until she runs for president. It'll save you all kinds of aggravation.

42 posted on 02/14/2013 7:24:38 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Liz; tumblindice

I don’t see her addressing Obama’s Amnesty. Is she still with McCain and their ‘pathway to citizenship’? What say you, Ms. Palin?


43 posted on 02/14/2013 12:10:57 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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